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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Herman Cain: No abortion, under any circumstance.

Appearing on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that he didn’t agree with abortion “under any circumstance.”

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Watch Ron Paul’s Pro-Life Campaign Ad Spot (It’s worth the time.)

Texas Rep. Ron Paul is out with a new TV ad focusing on abortion.

The 60-second ad titled “Life” features Paul recalling a graphic story from his time as an obstetrics-gynecology resident to explain his opposition to abortion.

The GOP presidential candidate told a story of witnessing doctors deliver a baby via Caesarean section and then “put it in a bucket in the corner of the room and pretended it wasn’t there.”

The ad continues with Paul, 76, contrasting the harsh realities of an abortion to seeing only moments later the inspirational act of doctors trying to save a premature baby.

“Who are we to decide that that we are going to pick one and throw one away and struggle to save another?” Paul asked in the ad.

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CWA: York’s “Submissive Wife” Question Completely Ignorant

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York annoyed the crowd last night when he asked Michele Bachmann if she would be submissive to her husband if elected president. Equally annoyed was Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America:

“I was taken aback once again by the temerity of the media last night. Byron York’s question to Michelle Bachmann about her relationship with her husband was incredibly inappropriate and downright ignorant. Perhaps he should study theology a bit before asking a question about a complex Biblical statement on the home. Secondly, there are one or two men in the group whose wives have such sway in their campaigns that the same question would have more fittingly been asked of them.

Gentlemen, grow up.”

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Tom Roeser, Catholic, dead at 82

by Doug Lawrence

I never met Tom Roeser, but through his extensive writings and his long, Chicago broadcast radio career, I felt like I did.

Tom was a Catholic, a Republican, a conservative, a media personality, a family man, a scholar, and many other things.

I read all his daily blog posts and also listened to his radio show, whenever possible.

Tom Roeser 1928-2011

Tom contended with the rich and the powerful on his own terms, suitably enlightened by the traditional Catholic beliefs and practices that he learned and perfected, way back when, with the help of his beloved Rev. Fr. Ernie. Because of this, and his extensive business and government experience, Tom was a hard guy to fool.

Much like the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Tom always managed to deliver his insightful messages with style and grace … coupled with an appropriate dose of humor.

Tom was a great guy. We’ll miss him … a lot. I would also like to extend my sincere condolences to the entire Roeser family.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Tom’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. 

Chicago Tribune on the life and times of Thomas Roeser

The Chicago Sun-Times on the life and times of Thomas Roeser

Tom Roeser Funeral Details

Read some of Tom’s daily blog posts

Recent Senate vote reveals existence of disgusting pro-abortion Republican Rogue’s Gallery

Life News reports that senators voted 63-33 to surpass the 60-vote threshold necessary to stop the filibuster and approve McConnell’s nomination to the District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Arizona Sen. John McCain was among 11 Senate Republicans joining all Democrats to end debate and thus guarantee his approval.

Others who voted for cloture and to permit McConnell to become a lifetime federal judge were: Lamar Alexander (TN), Scott Brown (MA), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (Maine), Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson (GA), Lindsey Graham (SC), Mark Kirk (Ill), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and John Thune (SD).

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Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan: A pro-life Catholic with a sharp pencil.


Some details on the young congressman who is the chief architect of the Republican’s government spending reform plan:

Republican Congressman Paul Davis Ryan has represented Wisconsin’s first House district since 1999, and in his sixth term he began to emerge as the new face of the Republican Party. Despite the heavily Democratic demographic of his home district, Ryan ran as a conservative in 1998 and won, beating the Democratic favorite by 15 percentage points. Before running for Congress, Ryan worked for several conservatives, including Sen. Sam Brownback and former housing secretary Jack Kemp. In 2009, Ryan offered conservative alternatives to both the 2010 Democratic Budget and Obama’s health care reform plan.

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“They’ll let your teenage daughter buy an abortion, but they won’t let her buy a sugary soda in her school’s vending machine.”


“They’ll let your teenage daughter buy an abortion,
but they won’t let her buy a sugary soda
in her school’s vending machine.”

Christine O’Donnell – Catholic Republican Senate Candidate
from Delaware speaking about what’s wrong
with the current administration … and our country.

Send Christine some campaign money

Recent Catholic convert and Republican strategist Mary Matalin (wife of Democratic loud mouth, James Carville) speaks

The Republican strategist, editor and talk show host (and wife of Democratic loud mouth, James Carville) spoke to the Catholic Media Convention last weekend. At one point, she mentioned that she was raised Methodist, but joined the Catholic Church this past Easter, through RCIA.

From Catholics News Service, via the Catholic Spirit:

She shared her observations on the current political climate in the country as it heads toward midterm elections.

A former adviser to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, Matalin is editor-in-chief of Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. She also is a CNN contributor and co-hosts a radio show.

She filled in for her husband, Democratic strategist James Carville, who was scheduled to speak but had a last-minute conflict. The couple and their two daughters live in New Orleans.

Matalin was introduced by Father John Carville, retired vicar general of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and her husband’s cousin.

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ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI – CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

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Electing more of the same will only get us more of the same … and in Illinois that includes BOTH Democrats AND Republicans.

It’s time for some new people … without ties to institutionalized Illinois corruption.

Check out the “Adam for Illinois” website

Volunteers are needed.