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Romney Boasts About Being Tough On Gay Marriage

Really?

The guy who almost walked in a Gay Pride parade is boasting about being tough on gay marriage?

Really.

He’s saying he “fought to have a stay on that decision, then pushed for a marriage amendment to our Constitution”?

This is Mitt Romney talking at today’s CPAC conference? Not a clone?

And I successfully prohibited out-of-state couples from coming to our state to get married and then going home. On my watch, we fought hard and prevented Massachusetts from becoming the Las Vegas of gay marriage.

This is the guy who once said he’d be “better than Ted Kennedy for gay rights“? And now that you mention it, Mr. Romney, Provincetown is totally the Las Vegas of gay marriage.

In other news, failed GOP candidate Michele Bachmann is mumbling some garbage about the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision to call Prop 8 unconstitutional.

It’s amazing, really, what a decisive outcome it was, so it’s interesting, that now you find federal judges trying to undermine the will of the people. That’s what federalism is about, and that’s why you’ll see this case go to the Supreme Court.

It takes two!

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Feb 10, 2012
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  • 26 Comments
    • mike wallace
      mike wallace

      f”K HIM AND HIS STUPID REPORTERS………

      Feb 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jill
      Jill

      I think it’s time for Mitt to play the Mormon card – he’s really got nothing else.

      http://mankabros.com/blogs/chairman/2012/02/07/mitt-romney-its-time-to-play-the-mormon-card/

      Feb 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mike wallace
      mike wallace

      MEANT TO SAY HIS SUPORTERS NO REPORTERS

      Feb 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mike wallace
      mike wallace

      @Jill: WELL SAID

      Feb 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shle896
      shle896

      Another day passes and the GOP takes yet another leap to the far right. They’re ever so close to the edge and I, for one, can’t wait to watch them fall off the cliff.

      Republicans are CLUELESS and out-of-touch not only with the gays, but the blacks, the Hispanics and just about everybody under the age of 40. Do they not understand that WE vote, too?

      Sorry, but catering to white old people isn’t going to get them into the White House. They don’t stand a chance come November. Not a chance.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreatGatsby2011
      GreatGatsby2011

      If Mrs. Bachmann doen’t understand the necessity of the checks and balances built into our government, she needs to take a high school civics course before receiving another paycheck.

      @shle896: Don’t underestimate the power of hated and fear. This could be a very ugly election.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob
      Bob

      @GreatGatsby2011: I totally agree.This guy will say or do anything to be elected including yelling out hatred and fear.If he gets the nomination,I dread how ugly it is going to be and watch him really go all out ‘Bullying” Obama.God help us all! I hope the gay population is all registred to get out the vote!

      Feb 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Didaskalos
      Didaskalos

      It’s like you need to put a little subscript after his name, to indicate what context he’s speaking in.

      “Romney(CPAC) say blahblahblah against gay marriage.”
      “Romney(MassGov) says blahblahblah for gay marriage.”

      Feb 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • InisMagrath
      InisMagrath

      More Romney LIES! What he said isn’t even true.

      He said, ‘And I successfully prohibited out-of-state couples from coming to our state to get married and then going home.’

      False! He wasn’t successful, unless you count success as merely temporary. Very shortly after Romney invoked an old Massachusetts law to keep out-of-staters from marrying in state, that law was repealed by the legislature. By the way, that law was originally intended to keep mixed-race couples from the South from coming up to Massachusetts to marry. And Romney embraced it. Nice, huh?

      But back to the point, that law was rescinded within the year after Romney invoked it and so this bold claim by Romney is nothing other than a lie!

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Mitt is so full of shit.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 9 · InisMagrath “But back to the point, that law was rescinded within the year after Romney invoked it and so this bold claim by Romney is nothing other than a lie!”

      If it was rescinded (i.e., repealed by the legislature), did Romney veto the repeal or was it after he was governor?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam
      Adam

      Fuck him.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville
      Mike in Asheville

      Obama doesn’t support marriage equality either. Remember him saying just before the Prop 8 vote in 2008 in California: “I belieive that marriage is between a man and a woman, because God is in the mix.”

      Yep, a really shitty thing to say just before the Prop 8 vote to take away our civil marriage equality rights in California. Romney’s a scumbag, but so is Obama. But of course the Obots here will say that the Prez’s shit don’t stink because it is Democratic approved shit.

      Obots love to be shat upon. There is no Democratic betrayal pit of shit foul enough that the scatological Obots wouldn’t willing wallow in to prove their unselfish, head-in-the-rectum, love for Obama. GAG!

      Feb 11, 2012 at 1:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 13 · Mike in Asheville wrote, “Remember him saying just before the Prop 8 vote in 2008 in California: “I belieive that marriage is between a man and a woman, because God is in the mix.””

      Remember him saying that he opposed Proposition 8?

      http://www.queerty.com/obama-prop-8-unnecessary-but-doesnt-believe-in-gay-marriage-20081103/ quoted Obama as saying, “I’ve stated my opposition to this. I think [Prop 8 is] unnecessary. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.”

      So, who do you want? A guy who wants to change the U.S. Constitution to outlaw same-sex marriages (which will take at least as long to fix as Prohibition did after that disaster became obvious to nearly everyone), or a guy who thinks that constitutions should not be altered in that way?

      You don’t have to like Obama or vote for him (usually people don’t make decisions on the basis of a single issue), but it is intellectually dishonest to willfully misrepresent what his position actually is.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Yep, that is kind of like some white segregationist President (very much like an Obama of a different hue) saying: “I’ve stated my opposition to this. I think [anti-miscegenation laws are] unnecessary. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman only of the same race. I am not in favor of interracial marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.” (but of course, I want to have it both ways, and those GLBT Obot fool voters and donors will continue to love me for my coquettish besmirchment of them and telling them that they are not worthy of the same marriage rights that Michelle and I enjoy without question) …Gag!!!

      Feb 11, 2012 at 2:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      but to break from the politics.
      is it wrong that —
      under good lighting and squinting slightly — i’d consider doing him. and not out of compassion for the elderly.
      (after the fiend is defeated, natch) (and before he gets a day older!)

      Feb 11, 2012 at 9:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @divkid: OH GOD WHY DID I SEND THAT. LET ME UNSEND THAT!

      Feb 11, 2012 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • zave
      zave

      CPAC refused to let GOPProud come this year, but had a pro-white group come to the meeting (talking about how forced diversity is ruining the country).Where are those gay republicans screaming they have the best party? lol

      Feb 11, 2012 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck
      Chuck

      To be fair: Obama did say that he had changed his position on the issue of marriage, and said that his views on the matter are evolving.

      I support a hell of a lot more Obama, who at least is man enough to admit that his ideas change like any normal human being and that he’s learning and understanding our position quite a bit more. His administration is against DOMA and he repealed DADT.

      I think Obama could be our strongest ally in office if he doesn’t have to worry about getting re-elected for a second term. I think these next four years will be a great presidency for GLBT folks if Obama remains in office.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shle896
      shle896

      @Chuck: President Obama supports “civil unions”, which is basically the same thing and you’re right, his administration isn’t defending DOMA and he repealed DADT and he also made it possible for gays to see their partners in the hospital.

      I’m more concerned about getting him re-elected than I am about what particular words he uses to describe civil unions. Besides, if he came out right now and even muttered those words, the GOP and Fox “News” would flip the fuck out, even more than they already are. You have to sometimes pick your battles and I agree that once he is re-elected in November, his evolving will be finished and he’ll support gay marriage.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      He might as well boast about having a KKK costume in his closet at home.

      The real people of the United States are rapidly realizing that discrimination against gays is wrong. The process is very similar to the process that happened with respect to racial minorities, fifty years ago.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Myself
      Myself

      @shle896: Who wrote: “Besides, if he came out right now and even muttered those words, the GOP and Fox “News” would flip the fuck out, even more than they already are.”

      ——————-

      Really? Obama Concerned about Fox New? Just who in the hell who watches Fox News would vote for Obama anyway? And most homophobes (except for hispanics and blacks who, in contrast to white registered democrats) wouldn’t vote for Obama anyway. I think you are looking for the wrong excuse.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shle896
      shle896

      @Myself: If you think Fox “News” can’t, doesn’t and hasn’t created HUGE headaches for President Obama and his administration, you’re being naive. Unfortunately, their influence in this day and age is great and can’t be dismissed or underestimated.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 15 – obviously a forgery.

      Feb 12, 2012 at 2:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • btseven
      btseven

      While I don’t always agree with President Obama… he is way better than ANY of the right wing nut jobs boasting for the November election. If any of them do become president, not only will we lose any rights as being gay, we will lose all rights of being human, as they think we are second class citizens and second class citizens don’t have amiable human rights in their eyes.
      Vote how you want, but make sure your decisions are based on fact and not the talking points of the shitheads at Faux News!

      Feb 12, 2012 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogShag
      BlogShag

      Yuck, Puke… Proof that looks aren’t everything, even if it is a sexy daddy like Mitt

      Apr 18, 2012 at 6:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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