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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Romney Sounds Reasonable, Retracts Reasonable Opinion One Hour Later

Posted by Paul Constant on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Wait, Mitt Romney is against the Blunt Amendment? That means he believes the Catholic Church should pay for its employees' contraception? Looks like it!

Jim Heath, a reporter for ONN-TV in Ohio, just Tweeted a remarkable piece of news: Mitt Romney told him he does not support the Blunt amendment, which would empower employers and insurers to deny health coverage they find morally objectionable.

I mean, I guess this makes sense, since that's the Romneycare stance on contraception. I just figured that this version of Romney would flip-flop into extremist territory, as he's been doing for the last year. But it looks like he's taking a stand against the extremists in the Republican Party, this time. Here's video of the exchange:

Well, you know what? Good for Mitt Romney. Way to take a stand against his party's bullshit stance on contraception. This honestly shouldn't even be a debate in 2012, anyway. This could be the dawning of a whole new, moderate Romney...

...or his campaign could walk the whole thing back exactly one hour later:

“Regarding the Blunt bill, the way the question was asked was confusing," a spokesman told TPM. "Governor Romney supports the Blunt Bill because he believes in a conscience exemption in health care for religious institutions and people of faith.”

Scratch that whole "Good for Mitt Romney" thing. What a fucking asshole the entire Romney campaign is.


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