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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:47 PM

Mitt Romney Abortion Stance Changes, As Candidate Says He Won't Push To Restrict Access

Source: huffingtonpost.com

OOPS.Romney Campaign Walks Back Mitt's Surprise Abortion Comments, 2 Hours Later

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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."

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. -- The Obama campaign responded later Tuesday, asking whether Romney had lied to the Register about his plans.

"It’s troubling that Mitt Romney is so willing to play politics with such important issues," Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith said in a statement. "But we know the truth about where he stands on a woman’s right to choose – he’s said he’d be delighted to sign a bill banning all abortions, and called Roe v. Wade ‘one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history’ while pledging to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn it. Women simply can’t trust him."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/mitt-romney-abortion_n_1952780.html

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Reply Mitt Romney Abortion Stance Changes, As Candidate Says He Won't Push To Restrict Access (Original post)
Grassy Knoll Oct 2012 OP
Panasonic Oct 2012 #1
barnabas63 Oct 2012 #2
Bjorn Against Oct 2012 #5
We People Oct 2012 #10
Dawson Leery Oct 2012 #21
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Oct 2012 #16
DallasNE Oct 2012 #25
Downwinder Oct 2012 #3
enough Oct 2012 #4
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #6
defacto7 Oct 2012 #29
EV_Ares Oct 2012 #46
fingrinn Oct 2012 #7
Sunlei Oct 2012 #8
freshwest Oct 2012 #9
Grassy Knoll Oct 2012 #22
bucolic_frolic Oct 2012 #11
defacto7 Oct 2012 #30
Maven Oct 2012 #12
47of74 Oct 2012 #13
cstanleytech Oct 2012 #18
JRLeft Oct 2012 #26
cstanleytech Oct 2012 #37
Tien1985 Oct 2012 #14
AzDar Oct 2012 #15
cstanleytech Oct 2012 #17
BiminiTwisted Oct 2012 #19
Thinkingabout Oct 2012 #20
McCamy Taylor Oct 2012 #23
TomCADem Oct 2012 #24
JTFrog Oct 2012 #27
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2012 #40
Cha Oct 2012 #28
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #31
OKNancy Oct 2012 #32
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #33
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2012 #41
mojo2012 Oct 2012 #34
Javaman Oct 2012 #35
MizzM Oct 2012 #36
rtracey Oct 2012 #38
wordpix Oct 2012 #39
Third Doctor Oct 2012 #42
PossumSqueezins Oct 2012 #45
napkinz Oct 2012 #43
PossumSqueezins Oct 2012 #44
TomCADem Oct 2012 #47
DeSwiss Oct 2012 #48

Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:52 PM

1. Here is that major gaffe I was expecting.

 

Roll the dice, and get snake eyes.

Pro life aren't gonna like this, and as usual Rmoney backs out - do NOT LET HIM BACK OUT!

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:55 PM

2. yup...the rightwingers aren't going to go for this....

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Response to barnabas63 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:00 PM

5. And neither will anyone else

None of us pro-choice people trust candidates who switch between pro and anti-choice positions depending on the what benefits them at the moment. We know damn well he would go right back to being anti-choice again the moment he needs teabagger support.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:30 PM

10. By the end of this campaign, he will have double-back flip-flopped so many times

he'll be in traction and everyone else witnessing his behavior will be suffering from whiplash.

Too bad he can't physically wear his flip-flops and lies for everyone to see.

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Response to barnabas63 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:21 PM

21. Andrea Saul walked it back at 8 P.M.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:49 PM

16. Do they care?

They know he will lie to win. Deep down they know he is on their side. They want Obama gone. I don't think it matters to people with zero character.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:36 PM

25. What Would Happen If Romney Was Talking To A Foreign Leader

Instead of a political speech and Romney continually misled the foreign leader. The consequences would be severe. Romney already tells Netanyahu what he wants to hear so what happens if it Merkel, Putin or Kim. This is simply unacceptable for a leader of the United States to not know what the policy is.

I am beginning to think that the election laws need to be changed where political leaders can't simply get away with telling people what they want to hear only to have aids correct the record the next day. It needs to be financial in nature but I not sure if it should be stiff fines or paying for ads showing the original statement plus the retraction. Think not, just look at what has happened with the polls following Romney lie filled debate where Romney was obviously telling people what he thought they wanted to hear and, indeed, that turned out to be the case. We simply cannot have elections going forward that are anything like what is happening in this election. A Democracy cannot survive such shenanigans.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:57 PM

3. Do you believe Mitt or his staff? I would have to have it signed

and notarized in front of witnesses.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:59 PM

4. He doesn't have to "do" anything. He just has to appoint

Supreme Court Justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, as he has said that he will.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:04 PM

6. He's taking every position, hoping that people only hear what they want to hear

It's avant garde, I have to say.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:00 AM

29. I agree with you... But I'll add

...if he just throws a bone to one group, then throws another bone to another... all sides find a morsel of hope for their pet issue even if it's just till someone retracts the statement. It's a psychological ploy. As we have seen, there are a lot of gullible people out there who just want an "experience" of hope and a subliminal boost is good enough. They don't care if it's true or not. Come election day, if they feel Obama hasn't given them the rush they are looking for, they may just vote for the "bone".

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #29)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:17 PM

46. You are right, it is his game. He speaks to a large audience, makes these statements, then his

 

campaign staff walks them back where the large audience doesn't hear them. How many times has he done these tactics now.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:06 PM

7. Im against abortion

 

cause we know a zygote has a soul.
I'm for abortion if my sons surrogate wants one.

This guy changes his mind more than queen Ann does her horses or houses.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:13 PM

8. with Romney it will be even worse..he will let the states do whatever they wish with you

Try to fight a miscarriage accusation from a jail cell with a 6 day a week, $3.00 a day prison work crew.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:21 PM

9. Who's the real Mitt Romney? What's behind Door #3?

Don't pick it, no matter what.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:12 PM

22. Ill take the hash, man

behind one of these 3 doors is 50 pounds of Lebanese blonde hash.
Cheech and Chong.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:34 PM

11. He's Doing EXACTLY What GW BUSH Did to Al Gore

Softening his positions to appear moderate and in fact
clinging to Obama's positions to grab some popularity.

After the election, if he wins, it will be SHARP RIGHT TURN!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:01 AM

30. You bet!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:37 PM

12. PLEASE stop using euphemisms like "play politics." The word is LIE

He LIES about his positions. Actually, he LIES about having positions at all.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:44 PM

13. If you believe a word Mitt says, I have these for sale;











I do cash or PayPal.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:57 PM

18. How much though for the one in San Francisco overlooking the bay?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:37 PM

26. Which ones we have multiple bridges overlooking the bay?

 

Richmond/San Mateo, San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, and the Dumbarton.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:03 AM

37. Golden Gate of course!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:46 PM

14. Excuse my boldness in saying, when Romney loses this election

where is he going to be then? He's not the kind of creep that I want to take my eyes off of. The man couldn't take a position if you glued him down. It's disgusting. I like the Pres's team's response though, I think they spoke well.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:48 PM

15. Captain Etch-A-Sketch strikes again!

 

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:55 PM

17. Wanna bet though that those he would appoint to SCOTUS would push though? nt

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:58 PM

19. He flipped back, must be some sort of record

Shortly after Register interview, Romney's campaign clarifed the abortion quote to the National Review.

“Governor Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life,” Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul said.


http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-camp-on-romneys-new-abortion-talk-women

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:03 PM

20. It does not matter what position he needs at any time he has had the position. Can we trust him?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:31 PM

23. Did he think Right to Life wouldn't hear about this?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:35 PM

24. LIE! He promised to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood clinics...

and halt the flow of U.S. dollars to global family planning efforts that speak of abortion as an option, and voiced hope that the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion will be overturned.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:43 PM

27. Big fat liar. Does anyone really think he'd put women before his church?

 

Big fat liar liar pants on fire.


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Response to JTFrog (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:08 AM

40. I have used that term before...

 

glad someone did the graphic

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:21 AM

28. This is old news...please try to

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Response to Cha (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:21 AM

31. The OP is updated with the flip-flop, and the OP also has the same HP link that your link goes to.


So, what's up?



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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:59 AM

33. Anyone have a list of all the times that Romney has said something and the campaign walked it back?


I think this one that was walked back within 2 hours must have set a record.

But I know I've seen quite a few others that the campaign come out and walked back quickly the past few weeks but I can't remember what they were now.

I wish I had started a list back when the first one happened


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #33)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:10 AM

41. If so...

 

it would outweigh the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:00 AM

34. A good question for the debate

Asking Romney to clarify his statement about not having Abortion in his agenda and 2 hours later, saying he would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protection for life....

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:36 AM

35. Once upon a time...

a mormon once told me that their church believed that life began at birth.

And so I asked about abortion. and this same mormon told me that it's a womans choice. That is the traditional view of the Latter Day Saints.

I have no idea if this was BS or not, but I have heard Orin Hatch state pretty much the same thing.

if so, then as usual, mittens is a lying scumbag.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:37 AM

36. The return of Massachusetts Mitt

One of Mitt's talking points is how he worked across the aisle with the Democrats in Massachusetts to get it done. With a Demo advantage of 87%, I guess he had to. The thing is, though, Massachusetts Mitt was not the same Mitt as the "Severely Conservative" Mitt that campaigned the past year-and-a-half to appease the tea party folks. This guy would never have been elected in Massachusetts if he were that conservative. No one makes it in Massachusetts who is tea-party conservative. But look who has just shown up again - Mass. Mitt! Give me a break. Who knows what he thinks? Does he know what he thinks?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:27 AM

38. WHAT IS THIS COUNTRY THINKING

 

“So Obama's numbers are dropping because of one bad debate, yet the unemployment numbers are dropping to a 4 year low, he has lowered this years debt by 200 billion over last years, GM is becoming #1 again because of the auto bailout. SO, Romneys numbers are rising, and yet her REFUSES to say how he will fix the economy, how much and how he will pay for the tax cut he is planning, how he basically told 1/2 of this country, they didn't matter and are crap, beginnning to now lie to his base, by saying I will not cut taxes on the wealthy, I do not have an abortion agenda..... WHAT IS THIS COUNTRY THINKING......”

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:52 AM

39. T-bag lurkers, take note! This guy will say ANYTHING to get elected, talk about an empty suit

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:39 AM

42. I knew that moderate sounding talk about abortion woukd get him in trouble.

Obama and Biden should use this against them.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #42)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:07 PM

45. They could use it but....

Mittens will just deny it and then say "I'm rubber and you're glue and whatever you think you thought I said bounces off of me and sticks to you."

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:07 PM

43. kick

nt


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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:00 PM

44. You can trust Mittens!

Because what you thought you heard him say is not what he really meant but he does mean what he thought he said because the liberal media is twisting his words.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:44 PM

47. Didn't You Hear? Lying Is The New Black Dress! Its Cool!

At one time, lying was considered bad. But now, it is praised as smart politics. The more blatant the lie, the smarter you seem.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:45 PM

48. A video of a series of Mittie's Committee's walked-back comments......

 

...would do nicely!

- K&R

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