Mitt Romney's "Willie Horton" problem

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    Here's the money quote part of this:


    » 1988 Redux-Mitt Romney

    It's an extremely long article. I suggest you follow the link and read all.

    The point of this is, I LOATHE hypocrisy.

    You can't beat up on Michael Dukakis for this and then give Mitt Romney a free pass. (and as an asside, I always thought it was completely right to beat up on Michael Dukakis for this. There was nothing racist about the Willie Horton ads. That was just the liberal's way to bleat it was "unfair" of Republicans to expose the truth about Dukakis)

    Well, here's the truth about Romney. He's just as bad.

    And we are supposed to drink this kool-aid that he's conservative? McCain is more conservative than Romney!

    This is NOT a guy we want becoming president and nominating people for the USSC.

    I said Romney was a faux conservative in 2008. I find now, it's even worse than that.

    We do NOT need this guy running against Obummer. No way!
     
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    To people from Mass he is a conservative. to most of the world he's a progressive republican
     
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    Not even Mitt Romney gave Mitt Romney a free pass...



    Romney's spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, told TIME thatRomney understood the anger of the Maucks' family and friends. "Governor Romney is horrified by the vicious murder that took place in Washington State, and his sympathies and condolences are with the families of Beverly and Brian Mauck," Fehrnstrom wrote in an e-mail on Sunday. "They have every right to question a system that would permit a violent offender to re-enter society when it was possible to keep him behind bars."

    Fehrnstrom said that Judge Tuttman is not a political associate or supporter of Romney's, and that he appointed her based on "her long record both as a prosecutor and as an advocate for victims." Fehrnstrom also noted that Judge Tuttman had been recommended for Romney's approval by the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission and vetted by the state's bar association as well as the Boston bar association.

    "Judge Tuttman's entire experience as a prosecutor suggested she would be a law-and-order judge," he said. "Otherwise, she wouldn't have been appointed. Her actions in this case are inexcusable. Governor Romney believes she should resign for her inexplicable lapse in judgment."


    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1687352,00.html
     
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    He's a big government liberal, so in 2012 we'll have the same thing as 2008, lib vs lib.
     
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    Progressive is just a cover word for liberal. ;)
     
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    » 1988 Redux-Mitt Romney

    In other words, Romney knew about this and appointed her judge, anyway--and if Romney didn't know about it, he should have.

    You can't excuse your way around this, even if you use a liberal source like Time Magazine to do it.
     
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    Not if we all do our part to spread the word that Romney's a phony! ;)
     
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    Romney was no longer the governor in 2007.
     
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    Who made any excuses...???




    Romney has reacted by calling on Judge Tutmman to step down, describing her decision in the Tavares case inexcusable.




    "Judge Tuttman's entire experience as a prosecutor suggested she would be a law-and-order judge," he said. "Otherwise, she wouldn't have been appointed. Her actions in this case are inexcusable. Governor Romney believes she should resign for her inexplicable lapse in judgment."
     
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    I blame the media and laziness of too many Americans.

    Fiscal conservatives get hammered and hammered hard in the media, to the point they get driven into a 3rd party run, who are then ignored per the rules of debate, that the media set.

    If Americans had done any vetting on thier own, any. Niether obama or clinton would have been running and Paul would have run for the GOP. [out of who I recall running]
     

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