Romney's new spin:
Prolifers aren't singling Romney out because he changed/s his mind. We reject Romney because he's a liar.
For instance, let's take a look at Mitt's claim that he's opposed to "most" stem cell research:
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday defended his opposition to most embryonic stem cell research despite its scientific promise to cure diseases like multiple sclerosis that afflicts his wife, Ann.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the former Massachusetts governor said he was confident that research on adult stem cells and the existing embryonic stem cell lines could eventually provide the medical answers.
Romney says he had this epiphany when a Harvard scientist told him they kill embryos to harvest stem cells in 2004 - as if he didn't know that the embryos were being killed - and as if we all won't figure out that the embryos he supports killing to find a cure for his wife is 99% of the embryonic stem cell business.
Romney's use of the word "most" to characterize his opposition is a lie. Embryonic stem cells, which will continue to "exist" so long as
physicians continue to exploit infertile women with megadoses of
testosterone and estrogen to harvest "extra" embryos. Therefore there will be a supply in perpetuity.
Here's a look at Romney's supposed opposition to taxpayer funded abortions.
On Oct. 2, Romney Traveled To Dorchester To Announce The First Enrollee In The Commonwealth Care, Part Of The State’s New Universal Health Plan.” (Glen Johnson, “Romney Skips Marine’s Funeral To Campaign Out Of State,” The Associated Press, 10/13/06)
More here from Eyeon08
The latest attack on Mitt Romney’s abortion conversion narrative involves his signature healthcare plan — which he now is distancing himself from. The question, raised by Red State and The Prowler and based on more information from Mass Resistance, is whether the healthcare plan expanded publicly funded abortion, which Romney was on record supporting in 2002.
There are several problems with that.
First, that isn’t Romney’s position anymore. Remember. He converted? No one would take "I won’t change the law" as a credible pro-life position. Now Romney’s position is:
As governor, I’ve had several pieces of legislation reach my desk, which would have expanded abortion rights in Massachusetts. Each of those I vetoed. Every action I’ve taken as the governor that relates to the sanctity of human life, I have stood on the side of life.
This is the standard that Romney should be held to, not his pro-choice position. This is especially important because, again, this took place in 2006, about 18 months after Romney’s supposed conversion.
Second, this does change law. This law requires everyone to have health insurance and creates a subsidy for those who cannot afford it. Therefore, it subsidizes the insurance of poor women. Since Massachusetts law requires abortion to be covered, this creates a new subsidy of abortions by the state government. I think that most Republican pro-life advocates would consider creating new entitlements that subsidize abortions expanding abortion rights.
Third, when Romney talks about the over-regulation of Massachusetts health insurance, he explicitly gives the example that the law requires that men have coverage for in-vitro fertilization. And he worked to repeal that requirement. But he did not work to make sure that abortion wasn’t covered.
Romney's supposed prolife position is that he supports the rights of abortion advocates to lobby their state legislature to keep abortion legal. He supports the right to choose on a state level, he says, because that's how the "constitution" works. He doesn't see that the Constitution is set up to enumerate federal prohibitions to protect the society at large.
On the other side of his mouth, Romney supports a federal amendment to the Constitution to restrict the institution of marriage to one man and one woman. He's sees the Constitution as something set up to enumerate federal prohibitions to protect the society at large.
Romney says he's been a lifelong ______________ (fill in the blank) but lied to abortion advocates, the gay community, etc, in order to get elected.
Changing one's mind is a trajectory on a path to conviction.
Romney isn't changing his mind, he's changing what he says to whatever way he thinks the wind is blowing - - and he has to pay people to tell him what to say because he doesn't know himself.
Romney has no mojo because it's patently clear that he has not thought the issues through, and if he has not thought the issues through, he could not possibly have "changed his mind". Thinking the issues through is how one goes about changing one's own mind.
The man is completely rehearsed. He's a hack.
As much as I disagree with Giuliani and would never vote for him, the man has convictions and he is honest about them. When a pagan reprobate put elephant poop and female genitalia on an image of Our Blessed Virgin Mary, and hung it in a museum, Giuliani went on the war path against the reprobate and the museum itself. The guy has passion for what he believes, even when that belief opposes the Roman Catholic Church. He's not lying to get elected like Romney is. Every other Republican, and in fact Democrat, on the ticket who "changed their minds" - actually did change their minds.
I know there is momentum on the prolife side to pull the level for Giuliani under the radar in a lesser than two evils scenario. The last thing I'd want to see is a liar in the White House if it came down to a choice between Mitt and Rudy.
But friends, I strongly believe that prolifers cannot pull a lever for Giuliani under any circumstances. I will lobby against his candidacy for President of the United States if he gets on the GOP ticket - come what may. Even if it means that Hillary will take over the White House.
If we get on board Rudy's campaign, then we are throwing away everything we've ever worked for - and we will never have leverage again to put a prolife candidate on a ticket. We've got to stay the course and if we lose, we lose - but it will be a longtime before the GOP offers us a man who has worked against life.