1. Steve says

    Seems like even that he was trying to have it both ways. Saying that should be allowed to do what they want, but favoring inclusion. Those are mutually exclusive

  2. stevenelliot says

    God help us if this pandering idiot becomes POTUS. He wants that job so badly that he’ll do anything, say anything, step on anyone, and wreck the lives of large swaths of americans to do so.
    At least I knew where I stood from the beginning with dubya. With this man, we dont know.

  3. Todd Andrew says

    Seems to me that this is yet another glaring example of liberals not wanting to give any credit where credit may be due. He said gays should be allowed in the boy scouts — what do you want him to do, ride on a BOY SCOUT float in a gay pride parade? Sheeeesh. Sometimes you are damn if you do, damned if you don’t. There is no satisfying some of you people.

  4. AG says

    What’s mutually exclusive about saying that the Boy Scouts of America should be free to decide how to run its own organization and favoring a particular course of action? Seriously, why is it so difficult for you left-wingers to understand the concept of freedom?

  5. PAUL B. says

    @Todd…try reading a little young man. Romney is a phoney & a master manipulator…with his eye on the prize and nothing else. He’s says whatever is convenient at the time and contradicts himself on a regular basis., I don’t want him on a float in the parade, thank you…but I do know the difference between a friend and a foe-ney.
    You’re so missing the boat pal.

  6. says

    “Seems to me that this is yet another glaring example of liberals not wanting to give any credit where credit may be due.”

    Before we start showering Mittens with rainbow credit badges, might want to ask him where he stands now. In 2012, as the Republican nominee.

    Where he stood on an issue in 1994, or five minutes ago, or five minutes from now, may have nothing in common with where he stands NOW. He’ll stand on his head if he thinks it will lock down a couple of votes.

  7. John K. from NJ says

    Todd Andrew, let him say it today, and I’ll give him credit. No, I have a feeling we will be hearing him explain his “change of heart” on this issue before the day is out.

  8. kpo5 says

    If Romney is supposed to get mucho credit for these words of 1994, can we give President Obama more praise for his full, vocal support of gay marriage in the 1990’s, cons? (no, like Ernie said, what matters is now).

  9. Caliban says

    In the past (and maybe still) there was a Mormon principle of “Lying for the lord.” Basically what it said was that lies that either protected the Mormon church or advanced it aren’t a sin, “if it helps the LDS church, go ahead and lie.” Google it.

    So it’s a mistake to think Romney believed what he was he saying then or means anything he says now, why his “flip-flopping” isn’t the product of an evolving political philosophy but evidence he’ll basically say anything that will advance his (and by extension the Mormon Church’s) political power and influence.

    As Dustin Lance Black said, Romney’s true attitude toward gays is demonstrated by his continuing tithes to the Mormon Church, his secretive donations to NOM, and his signing of NOM’s political contract regarding gay rights. His appointment of a right-wing gay toady as press secretary (or whatever) is just a red herring. Don’t be fooled by this political (and religious) opportunist. He’s sell his mother (but not his Mormon Elders) to get elected.

  10. Caliban says

    More on “Lying for the Lord.”

    “Lying for the Lord refers to the practice of lying to protect the image of and belief in the Mormon religion, a practice which Mormonism itself fosters in various ways… “Lying for the lord” is part of Mormonism’s larger deceptive mainstreaming tactics, and conversion numbers would drastically lower if important Mormon beliefs were fully disclosed to investigators. “

  11. Brains says


    When do you TODD start to realize that you are an IDIOT, and simply stop posting your nonsense????

    If you cannot comprehend this basic analogy, you are truly lost!!!

  12. jack says

    When i was a kid growing up in my row house Irish-American neighborhood, a long time ago, boyscouts and their merit badges were considered dorks and regular guys didn’t want to be part of it.

  13. St. Theresa of Avila says

    This is so hilarious. He’s always wanted to have it both ways, and always will. David Javerbaum’s utterly hilarious piece in the NY Times “A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney” might be the most perceptive short article ever written about a politician.