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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:57 PM

Romney says abortion legislation isn’t part of his agenda

Source: DesMoinesRegister dot com

Mitt Romney today said no abortion legislation is part of his agenda, but he would prohibit federally-funded international nonprofits from providing abortions in other countries.

“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” the GOP presidential candidate told The Des Moines Register’s editorial board during a meeting today before his campaign rally at a Van Meter farm.

But by executive order, not by legislation, he would reinstate the so-called Mexico City policy that bans U.S. foreign aid dollars from being used to do abortions, he said.
President Barack Obama dropped the policy on his tenth day in office, Romney said.

Asked why he’s seeing a bounce in popularity with women in the national polls, Romney joked: “Probably the appearance of my wife on more TV shows. She is my not so secret weapon and is very effective in speaking to people across the country.”

He added: “But in all seriousness, I think as we get closer to the election, there is more attention being paid to my actual positions as opposed to the positions that are being described by my opponent. Over the last several months, he has vastly outspent us on the air and has grossly distorted my views on almost every issue.”



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Reply Romney says abortion legislation isn’t part of his agenda (Original post)
OKNancy Oct 2012 OP
FiveGoodMen Oct 2012 #1
wtmusic Oct 2012 #26
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2012 #28
Enrique Oct 2012 #2
regnaD kciN Oct 2012 #3
barnabas63 Oct 2012 #4
C_U_L8R Oct 2012 #5
DollarBillHines Oct 2012 #9
Shuhered Oct 2012 #25
gabeana Oct 2012 #6
thelordofhell Oct 2012 #7
LisaL Oct 2012 #8
meadowlark5 Oct 2012 #17
Phlem Oct 2012 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2012 #11
Akoto Oct 2012 #12
renate Oct 2012 #13
Faygo Kid Oct 2012 #14
jsr Oct 2012 #15
Yavin4 Oct 2012 #16
harun Oct 2012 #33
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #18
Danmel Oct 2012 #19
Bigleaf Oct 2012 #21
chuckstevens Oct 2012 #20
Grassy Knoll Oct 2012 #22
Shuhered Oct 2012 #23
kiranon Oct 2012 #24
lastlib Oct 2012 #27
kestrel91316 Oct 2012 #29
Tanuki Oct 2012 #30
Skittles Oct 2012 #31
Dawson Leery Oct 2012 #32
torotoro Oct 2012 #34
Douglas Carpenter Oct 2012 #35
OKNancy Oct 2012 #36

Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:59 PM

1. He says a lot of things.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:05 PM

26. Exactly. Is anyone listening? nt

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #26)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:09 PM

28. Now he supports abortion

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:01 PM

2. I believe him about the legislation

it's through Supreme Court nominations that he has vowed to get rid of Roe v. Wade. Des Moines Register dropped the ball by not making that clear, or even saying anything at all about the S.C. in this story.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:01 PM

3. No, but...

...nominating Supreme Court justices that will overturn Roe v. Wade is.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:02 PM

4. Is this the same man who called himself an "extreme conservative?"

I think not...

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:04 PM

5. Mitt Romney is a liar.

He absolutely untrustworthy
and disrespects us all with
his blatant deceptions.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:10 PM

9. I'll say it again, he is Lying for the Lord. It's a Mormon tenet.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:01 PM

25. Well said, it dang! Lol

You hit the nail on the head.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:05 PM

6. good

more fodder for Obama to attack with

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:08 PM

7. Mitt Romney Lies To The Country Again

There.....I fixed the headline

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:09 PM

8. Tea party is not going to be happy.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:25 PM

17. They all got the memo

Apparently, there has been communication that has gone out to AM radio and Fox News to not attack Romney on not being conservative. It's all part of the plan, the bait and switch plan. He had to be conservative to get the nomination and now he's etch-a-sketched probably more than any other candidate EVER to the center.

But because they all know it's part of the plan to win, the baggers and religious will be nice and quiet.

I hope the Obama team has figured out how to deal with this shape shifting asshole.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:12 PM

10. I've lost track

is this lie #10,531?



-p

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:12 PM

11. Very sneaky and disingenuous of him.

-- But what did we expect?

Of course there isn't any abortion legislation; Roe v. Wade made that pretty much impossible. So he can safely say he isn't promoting any legislation, thereby seeming more moderate to (uninformed) independents and undecideds. However, he and the GOPers know very well that the only way to outlaw abortion is for the Supremes to overturn Roe v. Wade. And that can be done only by appointing right-wing justices. Which Mittens would do - thereby doing the bidding of the wingnut fringe.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:12 PM

12. Bizarro Romney has taken over the campaign. n/t

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:14 PM

13. BULLSHIT, MITT! You lying liar! I hate you

He's so gross, lying to the country right to its face, WITHOUT SHAME.

"...grossly distorted my views on almost every issue..." NO, MITT, YOU DID THAT YOURSELF.

He is so pathetic he can't even take responsibility for the crap that comes out of his own mouth.

He is vile.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:16 PM

14. And we should believe a word he says because . . . ?

He is the biggest liar ever to run for president, and yes, I remember Nixon.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:18 PM

15. Good enough for me. I'll take his word

and flush it.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:21 PM

16. He Is Etching His Sketching Ass Off

He is running far away from what he said in the primaries.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:39 PM

33. +1, I don't know how he even keeps track at this point.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:26 PM

18. What a cynical evasion of the issue...and piss poor reporting.

Romney is on record as saying he will appoint "pro life" justices to the Supreme Court. That is how he intends to outlaw abortion, not through legislation. However, he also proclaimed on the the Mike Huckabee show on Fox News that he is for a "Personhood Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. This so-called reporter never raised either item. Unfuckingbelievable.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/10/03/334190/mitt-romeny-constitutional-amendment-abortioneption/

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:28 PM

19. The media lets him get away with these lies

Scott Pelly didnt ask it, the Register did not ask when he says that Democrats raise abortion and the president has nothing to do with it, they never ask "Who will you appoint to the Supreme Court?". It is a farce.

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Response to Danmel (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:51 PM

21. BINGO!!!! The media, or lack thereof, is the main problem. If they did their jobs, this race would

be over. It really is disgusting.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:39 PM

20. No; it would be BAD for his business!

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Remember one of the items in his tax returns will show that one of his companies destroyed aborted fetuses. However,the "Christian Right" will still vote for Mittens because he's white. It's really getting beyond the absurd.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:52 PM

22. But He told Bill O'reilly just the opposite (video)

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:58 PM

23. Lying Sack Of Doo Doo.

At this point, Mitt will say anything to appeal to the undecideds, of which I am NOT. Here in Iowa, I already sent my vote in by mail 2 weeks ago and I understand that Iowa has gone Obama in a big way. His words simply don't mean much anymore, as he is willing to flip-flop on anything besides the truth which he purposely avoids. I want to see them tax returns too. I paid 28% last year, and I don't have a Swiss bank account. What say you, Mittens?!?!

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:00 PM

24. Romney picked Ryan - one of the most virulent anti abortionists,

anti women legislators in Congress. Romney has only one truth on his stand on abortion - he supports Ryan's position all the way. Make Romney own that position in the next debate. Romney provided the window in with his calling for a prohibition of funds for abortion in foreign countries that receive U.S. aid. As for his comment that there is no legislation he is familiar with - it is more of his ability to forget any fact/policy that is not supported by his immediate audience. As soon as he gets in another audience, his positions/policies change. He is a fair weather politician purely a creation of his audience's wishes. He has no substance, no inner core of beliefs - heaven help us if he is elected to the Presidency. Romney is a revolving door - the question is who will get to spin him for their own purposes.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:06 PM

27. yeah, yeah, yeah, that's what they said in 2010.....

Boehner said they would "focus like a laser" on jobs--what they did was introduce hundreds of abortion restriction bills.


Sorry, Mittens, we ain't buyin' it this time. Your guys already lied to us once, you don't get a second chance.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:22 PM

29. Liar.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:04 PM

30. No, he'd accomplish his anti-choice goals via his Supreme Court picks. n/t

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:32 PM

31. ....two hours later.....

"The Romney campaign walked back the remark within two hours of the Register posting its story. Spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the National Review Online's Katrina Trinko that Romney "would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life."

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Response to Skittles (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:06 PM

32. Should this come up in next weeks debate,

Obama needs to quote Teddy K.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:58 PM

34. So is ROMNEY a Democrat Now?

 

Geez in less than a week he ahs become more Left than Obama. wtf? I smell BS

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:29 AM

35. brassiness with which he reverses himself is truly awesome. I don' think I recall anyone who did it so

dramatically. From Massachusetts moderate to right-wing firebrand who relentlessly attacked Perry, Gingrich and Santorum from the right for being too liberal and then all in one night back to Massachusetts moderate again. I have never seen any candidate for any office so brazen in their flip flopping.

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Response to OKNancy (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:39 AM

36. kick

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