Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rmoney Flip-Flops On... Abortion? Jeebus!

Astonishing, to me at least: Rmoney just flip-flopped on abortion. TPM's Evan McMorris-Santoro:
Anti-abortion advocates hoping for a legislative push to limit abortion in a Mitt Romney administration may be out of luck.

“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda," Romney told the Des Moines Register Tuesday.

Romney has tried to distance himself from the Republican platform's strict limits on abortion and uncomfortable questions about conservatives and abortion rights raised in the wake of Todd Akin's "legitmate rape" fiasco. At the same time, he's promised to use to use the power of the executive order to deny federal funding to global family planning groups that work with abortion services. He's also said he wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

Um, say WHAT? Rmoney wants to "distance himself from the Republican platform's strict limits on abortion," but he has promised to "deny federal funding to global family planning groups... [and] wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned"? And as I recall, from a video clip (YouTube), Mittens said of Planned Parenthood that he "wants to get rid of it"? Apparently the criterion for a Republican presidential candidate today is that he (face it; the GOP will never run a "she") can hold three, four or even five mutually contradictory policies in his head at the same time.

What do Democrats have to say about the New, Woman-Friendly Mitt? Here's a sample:
“It’s troubling that Mitt Romney is so willing to play politics with such important issues. 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," said Lis Smith, a campaign spokesperson for Obama. "Women simply can’t trust him."
And don't think Planned Parenthood doesn't have an opinion (apologies for sourcing from HuffPo, which has no link to an original source, damn them to hell):
"Last week, Mitt Romney was dishonest about his tax plan and his Medicare plan, and today he’s being dishonest about his intention to end access to safe and legal abortion," Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood Action Fund executive vice president, said in a statement. "Mitt Romney has been crystal clear that if he’s elected President, he will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. Mitt Romney’s views on women’s health are far outside of the mainstream, and that’s why he’s trying to hide them in the last weeks until the election."
Rmoney and Ryan are both coathanger guys. Do not trust them. Do not believe a word they say on women's issues from now to the election. And... be sure to vote against them.


  1. Ach, Obama is so much the lesser of two weevils by a long chalk

    1. That's putting it mildly, jams. If Rmoney wins (or successfully steals) the election, I may need to find another place to live. The notion of tolerating somebody worse than GeeDubya Bush for eight years (face it: Republicans don't win for just one term; if necessary, they steal the second one) is more than I can bear.

      In case anyone hasn't noticed... there is no longer such thing as a moderate Republican. This is not your parents' Republican Party.

  2. Coathanger guys... that is a fantastic sound bite and am going to steal it! (with hat tips, of course.)

  3. Replies
    1. karmanot - they are that, and worse. I cannot think of a worse catastrophe for America than a Rmoney/Ryan presidency.



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