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(MSNBC)   Quicker than a follow-up thread can be submitted, Romney's camp insists he "misspoke" when he included women's health in abortion legality. Man, those guys are getting good at this   (maddowblog.msnbc.com ) divider line
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2012-08-28 11:42:44 AM  
I think Romney should debate himself first before going head-to-head with Obama.
 
2012-08-28 11:47:17 AM  
The Democrats try and make this a political issue every four years,

Those damn Democrats!

melaniekillingervowell.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-28 11:49:50 AM  
In the same interview, Romney said decisions about reproductive rights "will be made by the Supreme Court," adding, "The Democrats try and make this a political issue every four years, but this is a matter in the courts."

Wha huh wha? The Democrats are the ones going all nutjob over abortion?

He really said that?
 
2012-08-28 11:58:50 AM  
What farking utterly ridiculous shiat this has become..

Case in point:

One of my wife's friends was pregnant with her first child. Everything was going well until at around 3 months, doctors started noticing something wasn't going right. The fetus was horribly malformed, barely a human by any stretch of the word. It had a brainstem, and organs, and a mass of tissue containing legs and arms that were not fully developed. As the fetus continued to grow, the abnormalities became even more pronounced, and the tissue masses were consuming blood and nutrients at an alarming rate.

Her doctors said that if she carried it to full-term, there was a good chance she could die. The tissue mass had tripled in size in less than a month. Her only option to save her life was to have an abortion.

No Texas doctor or clinic would perform it, since the fetus was considered to be "too fully developed", even though it had zero chance of survival outside the womb, so they had to go to Kansas.

They endured a gauntlet of people throwing eggs, rotten vegetables, etc as they pulled into the parking lot. She was screamed at and called a baby murderer by people who had no knowledge of her situation.

Pathetic.

Personally, I would hope that nobody would resort to abortion as their primary method of birth control, but, if it's the only option available, then there shouldn't be any barriers to access to a clinic.
 
2012-08-28 12:02:39 PM  

impaler: The Democrats try and make this a political issue every four years,

Those damn Democrats!


Words have no meaning anymore. I have this fantasy where the republicans suddenly start to comprehend the meaning of the stuff they've been saying, then all quietly kill themselves in shame.
 
2012-08-28 12:05:56 PM  

markie_farkie: They endured a gauntlet of people throwing eggs, rotten vegetables, etc as they pulled into the parking lot. She was screamed at and called a baby murderer by people who had no knowledge of her situation. Pathetic. Personally, I would hope that nobody would resort to abortion as their primary method of birth control, but, if it's the only option available, then there shouldn't be any barriers to access to a clinic.


I'd like to see someone in that situation 'stand their ground'.
 
2012-08-28 12:08:40 PM  
Oh, and if the American voting public held ALL politicians to even 1/1000 of the same level of scrutiny that we hold NFL referees, things would be MUCH different.
 
2012-08-28 12:14:22 PM  
Both sides are the same, as the evidence clearly shows.
 
2012-08-28 12:17:01 PM  
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2012-08-28 12:31:58 PM  
If men would stop indiscriminately unloading their passengers in the white zone...
 
2012-08-28 12:33:32 PM  

markie_farkie: What farking utterly ridiculous shiat this has become..

Case in point:

One of my wife's friends was pregnant with her first child. Everything was going well until at around 3 months, doctors started noticing something wasn't going right. The fetus was horribly malformed, barely a human by any stretch of the word. It had a brainstem, and organs, and a mass of tissue containing legs and arms that were not fully developed. As the fetus continued to grow, the abnormalities became even more pronounced, and the tissue masses were consuming blood and nutrients at an alarming rate.

Her doctors said that if she carried it to full-term, there was a good chance she could die. The tissue mass had tripled in size in less than a month. Her only option to save her life was to have an abortion.

No Texas doctor or clinic would perform it, since the fetus was considered to be "too fully developed", even though it had zero chance of survival outside the womb, so they had to go to Kansas.

They endured a gauntlet of people throwing eggs, rotten vegetables, etc as they pulled into the parking lot. She was screamed at and called a baby murderer by people who had no knowledge of her situation.

Pathetic.

Personally, I would hope that nobody would resort to abortion as their primary method of birth control, but, if it's the only option available, then there shouldn't be any barriers to access to a clinic.


Wait, they went to a clinic and not an actual hospital?
 
2012-08-28 01:03:12 PM  

Endive Wombat: Wait, they went to a clinic and not an actual hospital?


I used the word "clinic" in the last sentence in place of "generic medical facility capable of providing services"
 
2012-08-28 01:33:15 PM  

markie_farkie: They endured a gauntlet of people throwing eggs, rotten vegetables, etc as they pulled into the parking lot. She was screamed at and called a baby murderer by people who had no knowledge of her situation.


Christians are gawd damn nuts. Bring on the lions I say.
 
2012-08-28 01:33:54 PM  
In accordance with my very narrow view of a historical document known as the Bible, I will protect an unborn child by allowing both the child and the mother to die. That way they can feel better about being scared shiatless about my own mortality by forcing my child-like belief in a afterlife onto others by sending them their sooner.
 
2012-08-28 01:34:26 PM  
Romney supports retroactive abortion in cases where carrying the pregnancy to term causes the death of the mother.
 
2012-08-28 01:36:14 PM  

Endive Wombat: Wait, they went to a clinic and not an actual hospital?


There was one place in that region of the United States that would preform abortions like that.

Was.

George Richard Tiller, MD (August 8, 1941 - May 31, 2009)[3] was an American physician from Wichita, Kansas. He was the medical director of a clinic in Wichita, Women's Health Care Services, one of only three nationwide which provided abortions after the 21st week of pregnancy (known as late-term abortion).[4]

Pro-life group Operation Rescue kept a daily vigil outside Tiller's clinic for many years: first the national group, then later a branch that moved from California to Kansas specifically to focus on Tiller. On August 19, 1993, outside of the Wichita clinic, Tiller was shot in both arms by Shelley Shannon, who received an 11-year prison sentence for the crime of attempted murder.[5][6][7] On May 31, 2009, Tiller was shot through the eye and killed, by anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder, as Tiller served as an usher during the Sunday morning service at his church in Wichita.[8][9][10] Roeder was convicted of murder on January 29, 2010.


And a follow-up:

Slain abortion doctor George Tiller's clinic to close
George Tiller had been the only abortion provider in Wichita, Kan., and his family's decision to close the facility leaves only two other clinics in the country that perform late-term abortions.
 
2012-08-28 01:37:46 PM  

markie_farkie: They endured a gauntlet of people throwing eggs, rotten vegetables, etc as they pulled into the parking lot. She was screamed at and called a baby murderer by people who had no knowledge of her situation.


If Occupy protesters had behaved as badly as Abortion Clinic protestors behave, they would have been shot en masse by the National Guard.
 
2012-08-28 01:37:50 PM  
"It was an overzealous staffer. A fax machine gone awry. My dog ran away. Some relatives came in from outta town. There was an earthquake...a hurricane...I swear to God it's not my fault!!!!"

*cringing*

*opening one eye*

Electorate: "Oh Mitt!"
 
2012-08-28 01:38:59 PM  
My favorite part:

"My position has been clear throughout, ...uh..., this campaign"
 
2012-08-28 01:39:04 PM  
Does anyone - beyond Mormon automatons - actually WANT to vote for this guy?

Really?

I'm not a big fan of Obama, but at least provide a candidate who I would consider.
 
2012-08-28 01:40:32 PM  
And now if you're a woman and have a problem like this:

markie_farkie: Her doctors said that if she carried it to full-term, there was a good chance she could die. The tissue mass had tripled in size in less than a month. Her only option to save her life was to have an abortion.

No Texas doctor or clinic would perform it, since the fetus was considered to be "too fully developed", even though it had zero chance of survival outside the womb, so they had to go to Kansas.


There are only two f--king places in the goddamn COUNTRY you can go to get a procedure to save your life.

Two.

Depressing as hell. And goddamn if Tiller doesn't deserve a ton of posthumous respect - even after being shot, knowing there was a damn good chance he was going to be shot at again, being brought to trial and harassed by authorities for doing something perfectly legal and very often life-saving... he kept going. Sigh.
 
2012-08-28 01:41:32 PM  
Man, those guys are getting good at this

At what, misspeaking?
 
2012-08-28 01:43:10 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: If men would stop indiscriminately unloading their passengers in the white zone...


No... it's the red zone.
 
2012-08-28 01:43:32 PM  

markie_farkie: No Texas doctor or clinic would perform it, since the fetus was considered to be "too fully developed", even though it had zero chance of survival outside the womb, so they had to go to Kansas.


When Kansas is the better option for an abortion, that's just sad.

/sorry your friend had to go through that
 
2012-08-28 01:44:18 PM  
"My position has been clear throughout this campaign," Romney said. "I'm in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother."

Except, that's wrong in more ways than one. After the interview, Romney aides said the candidate misspoke and he doesn't support a "health" exemption, despite what he'd just told a national television audience. So much for "clarity."


Seriously dude, that's your political analysis of what transpired there? That was actually a brilliant move, he can lie to all the independent/moderate voters that might be watching the CBS news interview and then issue a statement to clarify that he misspoke to the base ensuring he can tailor his message to whoever happens to be listening at the time.
 
2012-08-28 01:44:28 PM  
Holy shiat his people have to ask what their position in the last hour is.
 
2012-08-28 01:44:30 PM  
They want their women to die.
 
2012-08-28 01:45:46 PM  
Romney said he "absolutely" supports a "Personhood" measure that would ban all abortions and some forms of birth control; and in 2007, Romney boasted that that he'd be "delighted" to sign a bill that would no longer allow abortions "at all, period."

Anyone got a quote of this that isn't all chopped up?
 
2012-08-28 01:45:59 PM  

Corvus: Holy shiat his people have ROMNEY has to ask what his position in the last hour is.


FTFM
 
2012-08-28 01:46:08 PM  
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2012-08-28 01:46:50 PM  

Endive Wombat: markie_farkie: What farking utterly ridiculous shiat this has become..

Case in point:

One of my wife's friends was pregnant with her first child. Everything was going well until at around 3 months, doctors started noticing something wasn't going right. The fetus was horribly malformed, barely a human by any stretch of the word. It had a brainstem, and organs, and a mass of tissue containing legs and arms that were not fully developed. As the fetus continued to grow, the abnormalities became even more pronounced, and the tissue masses were consuming blood and nutrients at an alarming rate.

Her doctors said that if she carried it to full-term, there was a good chance she could die. The tissue mass had tripled in size in less than a month. Her only option to save her life was to have an abortion.

No Texas doctor or clinic would perform it, since the fetus was considered to be "too fully developed", even though it had zero chance of survival outside the womb, so they had to go to Kansas.

They endured a gauntlet of people throwing eggs, rotten vegetables, etc as they pulled into the parking lot. She was screamed at and called a baby murderer by people who had no knowledge of her situation.

Pathetic.

Personally, I would hope that nobody would resort to abortion as their primary method of birth control, but, if it's the only option available, then there shouldn't be any barriers to access to a clinic.

Wait, they went to a clinic and not an actual hospital?


I didn't think any hospital in Texas could perform an abortion.
 
2012-08-28 01:47:03 PM  

Arkanaut: Man, those guys are getting good at this

At what, misspeaking?


The turn-around time. Mitt's campaign may not have a concrete position on any particular issue but his campaign is getting really quick at saying "That thing what that the candidate just said, that's not our position, he mispoke". It's not a flip-flop, it's a roller-skate.
 
2012-08-28 01:47:56 PM  

jst3p: Romney said he "absolutely" supports a "Personhood" measure that would ban all abortions and some forms of birth control; and in 2007, Romney boasted that that he'd be "delighted" to sign a bill that would no longer allow abortions "at all, period."

Anyone got a quote of this that isn't all chopped up?


He did say this.

"Would you have supported the constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?" Huckabee asked.

"Absolutely," Romney replied.


Click for video
 
2012-08-28 01:48:17 PM  

Corvus: Holy shiat his people have to ask what their position in the last hour is.


It will get worse. Just wait until the debates. He'll be spinning so fast he'll collapse in upon himself and create a mini-singularity. If Obama isn't wearing really heavy shoes/doesn't have a tight grip on his podium he'll be in real, mortal danger.
 
2012-08-28 01:48:27 PM  
I'm guessing "Romney campaign PR Repair Associate" is to PolSci resumes as "MIT Magna Cum Laude" is to Particle Physics resumes.
 
2012-08-28 01:49:27 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Corvus: Holy shiat his people have to ask what their position in the last hour is.

It will get worse. Just wait until the debates. He'll be spinning so fast he'll collapse in upon himself and create a mini-singularity. If Obama isn't wearing really heavy shoes/doesn't have a tight grip on his podium he'll be in real, mortal danger.


Obama will just fire an energy blast to destabilize it before it causes any undue harm.
 
2012-08-28 01:50:18 PM  

Corvus: jst3p: Romney said he "absolutely" supports a "Personhood" measure that would ban all abortions and some forms of birth control; and in 2007, Romney boasted that that he'd be "delighted" to sign a bill that would no longer allow abortions "at all, period."

Anyone got a quote of this that isn't all chopped up?

He did say this.

"Would you have supported the constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?" Huckabee asked.

"Absolutely," Romney replied.

Click for video


Thanks for that. Any idea where the "delighted" sign a bill that would no longer allow abortions "at all, period." comes from?
 
2012-08-28 01:50:36 PM  
These non-apologies are getting to be quite the art form.
 
2012-08-28 01:50:53 PM  
Except, that's wrong in more ways than one. After the interview, Romney aides said the candidate misspoke and he doesn't support a "health" exemption, despite what he'd just told a national television audience. So much for "clarity."

Why the hell are his aides saying this? Not a Romney fan myself but this is bizarre to backpedal something their candidate said.
 
2012-08-28 01:52:27 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Corvus: Holy shiat his people have to ask what their position in the last hour is.

It will get worse. Just wait until the debates. He'll be spinning so fast he'll collapse in upon himself and create a mini-singularity. If Obama isn't wearing really heavy shoes/doesn't have a tight grip on his podium he'll be in real, mortal danger.


I would make a video about his 4 positions he has hard on abortion.

When running for
Mass Gov: Pro-choice
Rep Primary: No abortion NO exception! (would even ban some contraception)
General Primary: No Abortion except incest, rape, health of mother
General Primary(after smacked down by GOP): No Abortion except incest, rape, health of mother

newspaper.li
 
2012-08-28 01:53:13 PM  

Epoch_Zero: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Corvus: Holy shiat his people have to ask what their position in the last hour is.

It will get worse. Just wait until the debates. He'll be spinning so fast he'll collapse in upon himself and create a mini-singularity. If Obama isn't wearing really heavy shoes/doesn't have a tight grip on his podium he'll be in real, mortal danger.

Obama will jettison the warp core and just fire an energy phaser blast to destabilize detonate it before it causes any undue harm so he can escape the gravity well.


/FTFY
//LENS FLARE
 
2012-08-28 01:54:11 PM  
i151.photobucket.com

I think we've moved beyond Schrödinger by this point.
 
2012-08-28 01:54:17 PM  

jst3p: Corvus: jst3p: Romney said he "absolutely" supports a "Personhood" measure that would ban all abortions and some forms of birth control; and in 2007, Romney boasted that that he'd be "delighted" to sign a bill that would no longer allow abortions "at all, period."

Anyone got a quote of this that isn't all chopped up?

He did say this.

"Would you have supported the constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?" Huckabee asked.

"Absolutely," Romney replied.

Click for video

Thanks for that. Any idea where the "delighted" sign a bill that would no longer allow abortions "at all, period." comes from?


I would Imagine it's in reference to person-hood. Which he said he supported until AFTER the primary.

Person-hood would ban all abortion and some contraception. But I don't know the direct quote.
 
2012-08-28 01:55:08 PM  

T-Servo: [i151.photobucket.com image 490x360]

I think we've moved beyond Schrödinger by this point.


Are you certain?
 
2012-08-28 01:55:13 PM  
What percentage of people who are pro-life were also pro-kill women and children in a idiotic plan to attack Iraq?

If you supported the war in Iraq, you are not pro-life.
If you support the death penalty, you are not pro-life.
If you support the idea of fertility clinics, you are not pro-life. Fertility doctors kill more "babies" than abortion doctors.
 
2012-08-28 01:55:59 PM  

farkityfarker: My favorite part:

"My position has been clear throughout, ...uh..., this campaign"


He does the same thing that Bush used to do just he does it even more. "I am going to tell you a lie so bold faced that you won't dare call me on it".

Now that's his CEO experience there!!
 
2012-08-28 01:59:01 PM  

jst3p: Corvus: jst3p: Romney said he "absolutely" supports a "Personhood" measure that would ban all abortions and some forms of birth control; and in 2007, Romney boasted that that he'd be "delighted" to sign a bill that would no longer allow abortions "at all, period."

Anyone got a quote of this that isn't all chopped up?

He did say this.

"Would you have supported the constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?" Huckabee asked.

"Absolutely," Romney replied.

Click for video

Thanks for that. Any idea where the "delighted" sign a bill that would no longer allow abortions "at all, period." comes from?


Link

From his own liver-lips he says delighted to sign it.
 
2012-08-28 02:00:50 PM  

WizardofToast: Except, that's wrong in more ways than one. After the interview, Romney aides said the candidate misspoke and he doesn't support a "health" exemption, despite what he'd just told a national television audience. So much for "clarity."

Why the hell are his aides saying this? Not a Romney fan myself but this is bizarre to backpedal something their candidate said.


Not really. They hope the casual voter that saw the interview will remember the position he stated there, while "clarifying" his position for the benefit of people paying closer attention. They're trying to have it both ways. Same as it ever was.
 
2012-08-28 02:00:55 PM  

rosebud_the_sled: Does anyone - beyond Mormon automatons - actually WANT to vote for this guy?

Really?

I'm not a big fan of Obama, but at least provide a candidate who I would consider.


You might could convince me not to vote for Obama.

You are not going to convince me to vote for Romney.
 
2012-08-28 02:01:12 PM  

WizardofToast: Except, that's wrong in more ways than one. After the interview, Romney aides said the candidate misspoke and he doesn't support a "health" exemption, despite what he'd just told a national television audience. So much for "clarity."

Why the hell are his aides saying this? Not a Romney fan myself but this is bizarre to backpedal something their candidate said.


The aides are pandering to the furthest right. Someone convinced them the only way Romney could win was by being more conservative. It makes little sense--usually candidates court the extremes during the primary, then head to the middle for the main election, to sway the undecided 20-25% that will determine the election. Romney's campaign has clearly decided to go the other route, as he was fairly moderate in the primaries and now is running to the right, and running hard.

Only Romney's not really that much of a conservative (relatively speaking), so his mouth keeps opening and centrist slips keep popping out. 

Or his strategy consultant is Lrrr... "DROP DOWN, REVERSE DIRECTION, INCREASE SPEED!" Obama's going to need to shoot at where he'll be, not where he is!
 
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