How Can Americans Take Mitt Romney Seriously As He Ignores His Own Liberal Record While Bashing The Republican Candidate for POTUS?

As Romney Comes Out Swinging Against Trump, His Own Record Destroys His Credibility

By Tricia Erickson

Romney’s record as Governor of Massachusetts:

  • In 2002, Romney refused to sign a no new taxes pledge while running for governor.
  • Under Romney, Massachusetts was in the BOTTOM THREE OF THE NATION FOR JOB CREATION, only above post-Katrina Louisiana and Michigan Massachusetts ranked third highest for population loss in a state Under Romney’s governorship, the national average growth of output of goods and services was 13%. Romney’s output only grew 9%. (Reuters)
  • According to the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), under Romney, spending in the Bay State rose 20.7 percent (Government bytes)
  • Romney raised corporate taxes (Widmer, president of MA Taxpayers Foundation)
  • As Governor, Romney raised taxes and fees seven times by multi-millions of dollars to the tax payer and increased 57 fees while creating 33 new ones, earning him the nick name of “Fee Fee”
  • Romney on Tim Russert Meet the Press interview: “I’m not trying to hide from the fact that we raised fees. We raised fees $240 million”.
  • Romney also, during a fiscal crisis in his state, imposed a 2 cent per-gallon gasoline fee, imposed an internet sales tax and legislated to facilitate the local governments within his state to raise business property taxes, while claiming that he would not “raise taxes”, He also raised local property taxes, created an Internet sales tax and raised business property taxes.

Under Massachusetts RomneyCare:

  • By March, 2009, employer backed premiums were the highest in the nation By 2009, the average expense for family coverage was over $15,000.00
  • Peter Robinson on Forbes.com reported “In the last two years alone, spending on free and subsidized plans for low-income citizens of the bay state has doubled from $630 million in 2007 to an estimated 1.3 billion this year”
  • Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute wrote in the Wall Street Journal in March 2010 “While Massachusetts’ uninsured rate has dropped to around 3%, 68% of the newly insured since 2006 receive coverage that is heavily or completely subsidized by taxpayers. While Mr. Romney insisted that everyone should pay something for coverage that is not the way his plan has turned out. More than half of the 408,000 newly insured residents pay nothing, according to a February 2010 report by the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state’s insurance exchange” The wait to see primary care physicians for new patients rose to 44 days with some doctors refusing to accept new patients and the wait time to see specialists rose to roughly 50 days. Emergency rooms visits increased due to lack of availability to expediently see doctors 55,000 illegal immigrants received more than $93 million in Massachusetts Health benefits for emergency medical services in just one year
  • Caused Massachusetts to employ between 15,551 and 21,422 fewer people and slowed growth of disposable income (Thomas R. Eddlem study)

Immigration

  • The Washington Times, August 2007: “As governor, Mr. Romney wielded control over a significant budget and oversaw three cities that were proud of their designation as ‘sanctuary cities:’ Cambridge, Somerville and Orleans. Yet as governor, Mr. Romney did not cut their funding. He recommended millions of dollars in state funding of them and made no attempt to force these cities to change their policies.”
  • Americans for Border Security statement in 2007: Romney says “In 2006 Governor Romney supported the President’s immigration policy as well as the McCain-Kennedy bill”

Romney’s record on abortion:

  • Romney was “PRO CHOICE” in 1994, 2002, 2005 and 2006. He was “PRO LIFE” in 2001, 2004, 2006 and , of course, pro-life for the purposes of being elected as President
  • On his 1994 campaign flyer, Romney lists “Retain a woman’s right to choose” as one of his foremost matters.
  • In 1994 the Boston Globe also reported Romney’s stance on the RU-486 abortion pill, quoting Romney as saying “I would favor having it available”
  • During a debate in 1994, Romney stated “I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country”. He further stated “I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it” Romney claimed in 2005 that while he was running for governor in 2002, was “personally pro-life” yet still had a pro-life “conversion” in 2004
  • After his phony pro-life conversion based on embryonic stem cell research, Mitt stated that such research does not destroy human life, even though he believes life begins at conception and continued to support such research
  • Mitt singed into law $50 tax funded co-pay abortions as a “healthcare benefit” under his RomneyCare
  • Gave Planned Parenthood an instrumental role on the policy board in his Massachusetts healthcare plan, after his “pro-life conversion”
  • Appointed a pro-choice judge, Matthew Nestor, to a lifetime appointment on a Massachusetts court, after his “pro-life conversion”

Judicial appointments:

  • Mitt appointed a pro-choice judge to a lifetime appointment on a MA court AFTER his “pro-life conversion”
  • Romney gave Planned Parenthood an instrumental role on the policy board in his Massachusetts healthcare plan after his “pro-life conversion”
  • Mitt awarded a MA district court judgeship to Stephen Albany part of the MA Lesbian & Gay Bar Association & activist to repeal sodomy laws
  • According to the Boston Globe: Romney passed over GOP lawyers for three quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he faced as governor, instead, tapping registered Democrats or independents, including two gay lawyers who supported gay rights

Gay Marriage:

Mitt Romney was the “Father of Gay Marriage to America

  • Romney in 1994: Romney’s letter to Log Cabin Republicans: “As we seek to establish full equality for America’s gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent”
  • 1994: Romney informed the Log Cabin Club that he favors ENDA Bay Windows: “Do you support the Protection of Marriage Amendment?”, Romney: “No, because it would outlaw domestic partner benefits for gay couples” Mitt simply “paid back” the Log Cabin Republicans for their instrumental role in getting him elected to the governorship, by purposely looking the other way so that gay marriage could be forced on to Massachusetts, and ultimately the United States of America.
  • There is no law on the books in MA to this day that legalizes gay marriage.
  • Romney increased funding for the homosexual indoctrination of children in Massachusetts schools Romney’s policies caused Catholic adoptions centers to close down, rather than to turn innocent children over to gay couples.

Romney’s liberal record:

  • Romney did not support the Bush Tax Cuts
  • “Almost five years after he refused to sign a ‘no new taxes’ pledge during his campaign for governor, Mitt Romney announced yesterday that he had done just that, as his campaign for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination began in earnest.”
  • (Boston Globe, January 2007) TARP: Romney to Reuters’ James Pethokoukis in March 2009: “The TARP program, while not transparent and not having been used as wisely as it should have been, was nevertheless necessary to keep banks from collapsing in a cascade of failures”
  • Romney in 1994: on his support of the Brady Bill and an assault weapons ban: “That’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA”.
  • Also at a campaign stop “I don’t line up with the NRA”

Serving his country?

  • During the Viet Nam War, it was known throughout the Mormon Church that if they sent their son’s on a Mormon Mission, they could avoid the draft. Mitt received 3 draft deferments from the Viet Nam War to serve as a Mormon Missionary to draw people to the Mormon cult, nothing more, nothing patriotic. He did NOT serve his country!

Racism:

  • Why hasn’t Mitt renounced the HORRIFIC RACISM AGAINST BLACKS & Native Americans in his Mormon “faith” and historical doctrine? It will certainly come up from the Obama Camp in the General Election

Olympics:

  • Romney siphoned an estimated $1.5 billion out of the U.S. Treasury, all in the name of the Olympics. This was more than all US Olympic games together Romney reaped more than $1.5 million in campaign funds during his governorship from individuals and families with ties to the Olympics Sydney Fonnesbeck, Salt Lake City Council stated: “He (Romney) just came in and gathered the money that was already (pledged)…He didn’t want to give anyone else any credit”

Mitt Romney was relying on the backlash against Barack Obama’s radical policies to propel him into the presidency. Ever the image master, like Obama, he is, again, positioning himself as the white horse, the savior of the country. He is counting on the American electorate to ignore his record, flip-flops and insatiable quest for power that began with his father. Where Obama’s brand was hope and change and the anti-Bush, Romney’s is Mr. Fix-it and the anti-Obama.

Romney’s ego precedes every venue and room that he walk in to…there’s a word for that that starts with an “N”.

And now, to make himself relevant again, he is re-branding as the “anti-Trump”. Doesn’t American know yet that Mitt Romney’s ego is more important than the The United States Of America?

Additional information on Romney’s record:

Mitt Romney, Fiscal and Social Liberal: (source-Gregg Jackson)
http://greggjackson.com/blog/?p=471

  • Unilaterally, illegally & unconstitutionally instituted gay “marriage” falsely claiming the “court ordered him to.”
  • Signed the forerunner to Obamacare (Romneycare) into law which includes $50 tax-subsidized elective surgical abortions including late-term abortions into law (3 years AFTER his fake “pro-life conversion.”)
  • Boosted funding for homosexual “education” starting in kindergarten.
  • Opposed a ban on homosexual scout masters.
  • Promised the homosexual Republican “Log Cabin Republicans” he wouldn’t oppose “gay marriage” in return for their endorsement.
  • Instituted a quasi-socialist healthcare plan endorsed by Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and Planned Parenthood that destroyed the Massachusetts’ economy.
  • Forced Catholic Charities, the nation’s #1 adoption and foster care service to place children with same-sex couples even though he was under no legal obligation to do so as even former Governor Michael Dukakis has acknowledged.
  • Increased taxes and fees by close to a billion dollars which destroyed the Massachusetts’ economy and opposed the Bush Tax Cuts.
  • Voted # 8 RINO by Human Events.
  • Passed over Republican lawyers for three quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he faced and nominated 2 open homosexuals.
  • Criticized Joint Chiefs of Staff, Peter Pace for saying that homosexual acts were “immoral.”
  • Supports passage at the state level of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act which would force churches and other religious organizations to hire homosexuals and transvestites or face criminal fines and prosecution.
  • Romney supported McCain-Feingold “campaign finance reform”, McCain-Kennedy “comprehensive immigration reform” (i.e. amnesty), and parts of the McCain-Lieberman “carbon cap and trade” bill and opposed the Bush Tax Cuts.

Let’s review his record regarding abortion under Romneycare:

  • On his 1994 campaign flyer, Romney lists “Retain a woman’s right to choose” as one of his foremost matters.
  • In 1994 the Boston Globe also reported Romney’s stance on the RU-486 abortion pill, quoting Romney as saying “I would favor having it available”.
  • During a debate in 1994, Romney stated “I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country”. He further stated “I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it”.
  • Romney claimed in 2005 that while he was running for governor in 2002, was “personally pro-life” yet still had a pro-life “conversion” in 2004.
  • After his phony pro-life conversion based on embryonic stem cell research, Mitt stated that such research does not destroy human life, even though he believes life begins at conception and continued to support such research.
  • Mitt instituted a health care program in Massachusetts that included a $50 co-pay for abortion at taxpayer’s expense, after his “pro-life conversion”.
  • Gave Planned Parenthood an instrumental role on the policy board in his Massachusetts healthcare plan, after his “pro-life conversion”.
  • Appointed a pro-choice judge, Matthew Nestor, to a lifetime appointment on a Massachusetts court, after his “pro-life conversion”.

Conveniently, right before he was gearing up for a presidential run and needed national Republican support, Romney experienced a “conversion” moment and suddenly become pro-life after examining the stem cell research issue. You do the math.

Romney can run from his Bain record, but he cannot fudge the mediocre, if not dismal, record he earned in Massachusetts.

How can Mitt even attempt to defend Romneycare? Under RomneyCare:

  • By March, 2009, employer backed premiums were the highest in the nation
  • By 2009, the average expense for family coverage was over $15,000.00
  • Peter Robinson on Forbes.com reported “In the last two years alone, spending on free and subsidized plans for low-income citizens of the bay state has doubled from $630 million in 2007 to an estimated 1.3 billion this year”
  • Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute wrote in the Wall Street Journal in March 2010 “While Massachusetts’ uninsured rate has dropped to around 3%, 68% of the newly insured since 2006 receive coverage that is heavily or completely subsidized by taxpayers. While Mr. Romney insisted that everyone should pay something for coverage that is not the way his plan has turned out. More than half of the 408,000 newly insured residents pay nothing, according to a February 2010 report by the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state’s insurance exchange”.
  • The wait to see primary care physicians for new patients rose to 44 days with some doctors refusing to accept new patients and the wait time to see specialists rose to roughly 50 days.  Emergency rooms visits increased due to lack of availability to expediently see doctors.

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