Mitt Romney has made only one ad endorsing a U.S. Senate candidate in this election: Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock.
That was on Monday. Then, on Tuesday, Mourdock stood up at a debate and made one of the most demeaning comments about women that I’ve ever heard from a politician: that when a woman becomes pregnant after being raped, it’s “something God intended.”
Not surprisingly, Romney is still standing by his endorsement and is refusing to ask that the ad be pulled down.
It’s a grim reminder of something he’s trying desperately to hide in the final weeks of this election: Romney has campaigned as a severe conservative, supports severely conservative candidates, and would be a severely conservative president — especially on issues important to women.
You’ve got to see the video, and pass it along to friends:
A lot is on the line for women in this election.
Romney wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, and previously said he’d be “delighted” to sign a bill banning all abortions. He wants to defund Planned Parenthood, hanging women out to dry by limiting our access to affordable health care. He wants to repeal Obamacare, which would allow insurance companies to continue charging women more than men for the same health plan just because they could get pregnant! Romney even picked Paul Ryan as his running mate — a man who once said rape was just another “method of conception.”
Throughout the six years he’s been running for president, Romney has not once stood up to the extreme elements of his party — not Rush Limbaugh, not Grover Norquist, and not Donald Trump. He talks big about bringing people together and bipartisanship on the campaign trail, but history proves he doesn’t have the guts to stand up to the right wing and get it done.
This isn’t just rhetoric. It’s reality. This is what Romney and his party believe — and it’s how he’ll govern as president if we don’t do something about it.
Get the word out. Pass this video along to your friends:
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By Mario on October 23, 2012
Maná, one of the most popular Spanish-language bands in the world, opened for President Obama at a recent rally in Las Vegas—and they took some time to speak to Latinos about the importance of voting.
Check out what Maná had to say—then help spread the word to your friends.
Oct 23, 2012 by whitehouseforsenate
“For many young people, a Pell Grant can mean the difference between attending college or not. But this year, the GOP-controlled House passed the Ryan Plan, which would have gutted Pell Grants by an average of $830 per student. I fought hard to make sure that the Senate prevented these cuts from becoming law and I’m glad to say we won…that round. I know it won’t be the last time the GOP tries to put Pell Grants or affordable education on the chopping block. In fact, just this summer it took a massive outcry of public support to convince the GOP to stop student loan rates from doubling.”
Join Sheldon in this fight: http://whitehouseforsenate.com/pellgrants
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We already knew Joe Walsh opposes abortion in any circumstance, including cases of rape, incest or when a woman’s life is in danger. This week we found out why: Walsh holds the ill-informed and outrageous belief that abortion is never necessary to save a woman’s life.
Walsh’s position on choice is far too extreme for 8th district voters. We just have to make sure voters hear the truth about Walsh’s record.
Oct 19, 2012 by BarackObamadotcom
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President Obama has made record investments in clean energy, and refuses to let polluters play by a different set of rules than everyone else. He’s implementing new standards to keep our air and water clean and our children safe.
Under President Obama’s watch we have more than doubled production of renewable energy from wind and solar, while investing in over 15,000 clean energy projects across the country.
Mitt Romney would cut funding and incentives for clean energy, including ending the tax incentive for wind energy, which could cost 37,000 American jobs. Meanwhile, he would continue providing billions in subsidies to Big Oil companies.
Mitt Romney in February: Transcript below
Romnesia in full effect
Does he stand by his comment?
- “I’m actually going to –I haven’t, I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was.”
What else does he stand by?
- “Don’t try and stop the foreclosure process let it run it’s course and hit the bottom.”
- “Let Detroit go bankrupt.”
- “I will repeal Obamacare and I’ll kill it dead on it’s first day.”
- Reporter: “Governor Romney, if you don’t deport them, how do you send them home?”
- Mitt Romney: “Well the answer is self-deportation”
- “Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that.”
- “Corporations are people my friend.”
- “I was a severely conservative Republican governor.”
- “I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was.”
- Mitt Romney: “I stand by what I said, whatever it was.”