Romney Wanted To Criminalize Scientists Who Looked To Cure His Own Wife

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/14-b...s-that-were-dug-up-by-john-mccain-2012-1?op=1

    Romney Wanted To Criminalize Scientists Who Looked To Cure His Own Wife

    On embryonic stem cell research, Romney's still developing a fully-formed position.


    FLIP: “Speaking at a bioethics forum, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Mitt Romney yesterday endorsed embryonic stem cell research ... [Romney] endorsed embryonic stem cell research, saying the controversial science might one day help treat his wife’s multiple sclerosis in addition to numerous other degenerative diseases. ... Romney spoke extensively about his position on stem cell research, which also involves embryo destruction.” (Raja Mishra, “Romney Endorses Stem Cell Research, Is Silent On Cloning,” The Boston Globe, 6/14/02)

    FLOP: ...On Feb. 10, 2005 ... Romney came out strongly against the cloning technique ... He vowed to press for legislation to criminalize the work. Romney’s opposition stunned scientists, lawmakers, and observers because of his past statements endorsing, at least in general terms, embryonic stem cell research.” (Scott Helman, “Romney’s Journey To The Right,” The Boston Globe, 12/17/06)

    Read more: 14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain - Business Insider
     
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    Seriously, this is shocking!
     
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    As I recall, Peyton Manning flew to Europe for stem-cell therapy on his neck prior to surgery. Now, it looks like he'll be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos this fall.
     
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    true story

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    I've had a bald-faced flip-flop or two myself.

    For instance, I used to hate fags and voted against gay marriage in my state.

    Now I am a strong supporter of gay marriage.

    And I am not even running for public office!


    But it is a shame to see Romney take a giant leap backwards on stem cell research.
     
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    Much like Obama's opinion on gay marriage... except he didn't 'flip flop', he 'evolved'. Somehow it's different. Dunno how, it just is.

    Dainty, give it up or grow a brain. Either is fine.
     
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    poor Cali-Boil, she equates most everything -- wrongly and poorly. Poor goil
     
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    Yep. The semantics of partisan political rhetoric has always fascinated me. It's deep, visceral, powerful, effective stuff.
     
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    Oh wait.... I got a better example!

    "Increasing the deficit is a sign of a failure of leadership". Barack Obama, 2006

    I think we know where he stands on that now.
     
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    Oh, how about:

    "There is no black America. There is no white America. There is the United States of America." Barack Obama, 2008.

    "Typical white woman...." Barack Obama, 2008.

    I don't know the particulars of the incident, but I know the police officer acted stupidly". Barack Obama, 2009
     

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