The public record proves that Romney is way too liberal to be taken seriously by conservative Republicans

Despite recent statements across the country by Governor Mitt Romney claiming he’s pro-life, pro-family and a committed conservative, a broad investigation of his actual statements, actions, and public positions over the years indicates that he has spent his entire career speaking and governing as a liberal – and that his new found conversion to conservatism very likely coincides with his candidacy for the presidency.

The information in this report is gleaned from public records, press accounts, internet web sites and research (as well as personal observation) by my organization, MassResistance, a grass-roots pro-family group that has observed Governor Romney for over a decade. We have analyzed his legislation, met with his staff, lobbied for and against his agenda (depending what it is) and otherwise compiled considerable research on his administration.

We believe this report is necessary due to a calculated effort by the Romney campaign to revise his history and portray the Governor as far more conservative than the record indicates. Already, the Governor’s staff is making appointments with the nation’s leading conservative leaders to convince them that he should be the standard bearer for the conservative movement in the upcoming presidential elections.

We have also been alarmed by misleading and glowing accounts about Romney which have appeared in the conservative media over the past year. The fact that these articles were based upon sloppy research and material supplied by the Romney camp gave us great incentive to set the record straight. Few national political writers have bothered to speak with any MassResistance member, or for that matter anyone critical of Romney’s record.

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Two Chicago area Rick Santorum appearances scheduled this Friday, March 16th

All are invited to the following public events

2 PM Speech and Rally
John Hersey High School
1900 E. Thomas Street
Arlington Heights, IL

7 PM Speech and Rally
Christian Liberty Academy
Grace Gymnasium
502 W. Euclid Ave
Arlington Heights, IL

Submitted by Nancy W.

Catholic liberals already playing “the race card”.

More than 40 Catholic leaders and theologians have issued an open letter to Catholic candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, warning them “to stop perpetuating ugly racial stereotypes on the campaign trail.”

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Gingrich’s unlikely conversion to Catholicism: Genuine, merely convenient … or politically motivated?

Gingrich didn’t convert to Catholicism in a sudden swell of emotion. Rather, it seemed a slower and headier process. Like many adult converts, Gingrich was drawn by the philosophical richness of the Roman Catholic Church.

“Let’s not forget this is a Ph.D., a former professor, a man who loves books and loves big ideas, and there is of course a very deep intellectual tradition within Catholicism,” says Mark Rozell, a political scientist at George Mason University. “And perhaps Gingrich found a natural connection there. It connects with his persona.”

Gingrich began studying the history of the Catholic Church and its influence on Western civilization, especially the church’s role in the fall of communism. In 2010, Newt and Callista Gingrich produced a documentary about Pope John Paul II’s historic trip to Poland. But for Gingrich, the turning point was Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the U.S. in 2008.

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Politically incorrect: Republican candidate Gov. Rick Perry publicly calls homosexuality “a sin”

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Newt Gingrich’s faith … and political … journey

Gingrich has identified with different branches of Christianity that mirror his surroundings at different stages of life.

Born near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, an area settled by the largely Lutheran Pennsylvania Dutch, Gingrich was the son of a Lutheran mom and a Pennsylvania Dutch stepfather who adopted him.

Attending college at Atlanta’s Emory University and grad school at Tulane University in New Orleans, Gingrich became a Southern Baptist.

And as a creature of Washington, where Gingrich’s wife sings in a Catholic choir and where many prominent conservative Republicans have converted to Catholicism in the last decade, Gingrich joined the Catholic fold in 2009.

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Is Newt just another faithless, expedient “converso”?

by Doug Lawrence

Newt Gingrich is a Catholic convert. And even though, due to various ethical lapses and serious personal issues, his past remains questionable, many recently seemed to be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Hence, Newt has recently moved up to front runner status, in the Republican primary race.

But there are signs of big trouble … the most recent being Mr. Gingrich’s apparent break with authentic Catholic teaching about when human life begins.

In a recent television interview with ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, Gingrich clearly argued that life begins at the moment the fertilized egg is implanted in the wall of the uterus. Yet, according to the Church, life begins the moment the egg and sperm come together, in fertilization.  The moment of conception.

A brilliant politician, and a very intelligent man, it’s unlikely that Newt Gingrich would have made a statement such as this, unless he believed it. And if he actually believes what he appears to advocate, there’s probably going to be a lot of conservative Catholics shopping around for a new Republican presidential candidate.

Is this a calculated appeal to the “moderate Republicans” and the “independent voters” out there … the types who prefer to leave morality (abortion, homosexual marriage, etc.) out of politics … and who have, in the past, willingly thrown in with the Democrats to stop any real anti-abortion reform?

If it is, it just might work, since long experience shows that abortion tends to be a zero sum political issue … with pro and con just about evenly split … when it comes to votes.

What’s much more disturbing is the distinct possibility that Newt Gingrich is just another dime a dozen, faithless, opportunistic, Catholic in name only, politician.

Time will tell.

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