Mitt Romney: "We'll get rid of Planned Parenthood."
Kirkwood, MO (KSDK) - The republican race for the White House is moving to Missouri.
Mitt Romney stopped in Kirkwood, hoping to drum up support ahead of the state's caucuses this week.
Since Missouri's primary wasn't binding, Rick Santorum's win didn't actually get him any delegates. That means all 52 are still up for grab in the caucuses. And Mitt Romney cites elect-ability as one reason Missouri's republicans should choose him.
Mitt Romney calls his campaign "a battle for the soul of America."
One on one, he detailed his plan to lower gas prices.
"We're going to start drilling again in the gulf, we're going to drill in the outer continental shelf, we're going to drill in North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas. That communicates to the world that there will be more supply coming from the U.S. And that affects the price of gasoline," said Romney.
As for ways to reduce debt, he suggests a few cuts.
"The test is pretty simple. Is the program so critical, it's worth borrowing money from china to pay for it? And on that basis of course you get rid of Obamacare, that's the easy one. Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. The subsidy for Amtrack, I'd eliminate that. The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities," he said.
This was Romney's first public event in the Show Me state, so we wanted to know, does he say Missouri or Missourah?
"You know I've always said Missouri." He adds, "I know as I get to other parts of the state its Missourah. But I'll stick with Missouri 'cause that's what I know best," he said.
Romney also says he has yet to try toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake, but he'd like to.
[quote]"a battle for the soul of America."
Rmoney is soulless, how would he recognize one if he met one?
Vile ignorant tool.
What wouldn't he get rid of? Who needs access to healthcare, reproductive rights, arts, and a healthy ecosystem? How the hell can anyone support this buffoon?
He REALLY wants to go down this road? He's a bigger fool/tool than I thought. Did he not pay attention to the firestorm when Sanitarium tried that shit? He got hit by women on both sides of the aisle. Romney's pushing further right and he's going to suffer for it.
He's a vile human being. He'll say ANYTHING at this point if it will get him votes.
I wish we lived in a country where Planned Parenthood, Amtrak, the NEA, and the NEH made up so much of the national budget it'd be fixed in a snap if they were cut!
At this point, why doesn't he just call his campaign: Doc Romney's Medicine Show.
He'll cure what ails ya!
But they think they can put him over as president R5. And at least these promises, I'm sure he would keep.
He's a dumb cunt
He's obviously clueless. That'll cost him more votes than he would gain.
I say get rid of Planned Parenthood too. They kill babies.
I have a better idea. Get rid of R11 and its ilk.
You should have provided the whole quote, OP.
"We'll get rid of Planned Parenthood, and their little dogs, too!"
Unwanted babies are the most efficient way to fill up prisons. Who doesn't get a hard-on thinking about that?
Abortion is wrong r12 and anyone who murders babies deserves to be killed.
It's really that simple.
The majority of people in this country agree with Romney.
Has the Susan G Komen debacle taught him nothing? That uproar awoke independents.
And PLEASE for the love of god, at some point in my lifetime can Republicans do FUCKING MATH!
Those programs are a tiny fraction of the budget, and with his proposed tax cuts that are 3% of GDP (Bush's unpaid for tax cuts were 1% and added trillions to deficit) and his eagerness to go to war with Iran.
He will add trillions to the debt just like Bush.
Back to Free Republic with you, R11/15. You're not wanted here.
Sounds like R15's mom didn't jab the coathanger up her cooze far enough.
I think Planned Parenthood should get rid of Mitt Romney.
My career is in the Arts and even with the NEA the Arts are facing uphill battles. The Arts in America are running on fumes and he wants people to lose their jobs.
The Arts builds communities. In Philadelphia alone, the city grew in 2010 for the first time in 50 years. Granted, by a hair, but still - the growing areas of the city that are becoming safe are also where the Arts flourish.
My anger at the GOP these last few weeks has officially turned to sadness. I can't believe how ruthless these people are. They are assassins.
[quote]The majority of people in this country agree with Romney.
Nope, which is lucky, as what he is proposing is not only stupid, it won't even come close to balancing the budget. His policies have been scored as increasing the deficit.
Planned Parenthood is now accused defrauding the govt. of 1 billion dollars. That's a lot of dead babies!
R11/15 is a good example of why Planned Parentood should start providing retroactive abortions.
Abortion is right r15 and your mother should have had one.
The majority of the people understand that planned parenthood has very little to do with abortions. Apparently your part of the problem, not the solution.
Next, Mittens will be getting rid of the looney lefties at PBS and NPR.
Romney should also consider getting rid of parks, sidewalks, streets, highways etc.
Let's just do a clean sweep.
Why are you comparing the travesty of abortion with basic city services?
They are two different things.
Notice that he has no plan to put forward to replace the absolutely critical health care that Planned Parenthood provides. Those women served by that organization? As far as Romney is concerned, they can FOAD. The War On Women continues.
Hey Mittens, here's my slogan on abortion:
"THERE AREN'T ENOUGH"
[quote]Planned Parenthood is now accused defrauding the govt. of 1 billion dollars.
Actually, they're accused of defrauding the government of $5.7 million dollars. You really should learn to read. And it's Texas, of course, that's making the accusation. Gee, what a surprise. And it was a 2010 lawsuit that was just unsealed.
[quote]Those women served by that organization?
Do any of those women own sports teams or sponsor NASCAR drivers?
Didn't think so.
[quote]Why are you comparing the travesty of abortion with basic city services?
Oh, probably because it's a basic health service.
Well it shouldn't be r32 and anyone who thinks it should is insane and needs to be put down like a rabid dog.
This guy is vile.
Gee, if he doesn't like abortion, we can solve that by increasing access to family planning and contraception.
Oh, wait, he's against that, too. Oh, well... abortions it is.
[quote]Well it shouldn't be [R32] and anyone who thinks it should is insane and needs to be put down like a rabid dog.
Whatever you say, dear. Now finish your Cheetos and come upstairs to bed. You can chat with your imaginary friends again tomorrow.
You do seem obsessed with death and murder, R33. Have you considered adjusting your medication dosage? I don't think it's working properly.
I see human life is sacred to you, r33. Unless, that is, someone dares to disagree with you.
In the Republicans' make-believe fantasy world, they think that outlawing abortion will stop it, and outlawing birth control will make people practice abstinence unless they want to make a baby. If, in the event a woman has an unwanted pregnancy, she will carry the baby to term and give it up for adoption.
They really believe this is how things will go if they get their way. Unfortunately, this is the real world. This has never happened and it never will.
Harriet Hypocrite @ r33
It's not about human life, it's about control over a woman and her life.
r41, no, it's about human life. Planned Parenthood is not entitled to taxpayers money. Taxpayers have a right to not have their money subsidizing infanticide. Yes, I know about the Hyde Amendment, but Planned Parenthood aborts babies, and therefore, any government money going to that organization supports the bloodthirsty acts of Planned Parenthood. Defund them completely!
Planned Parenthood has always been about the money. They have made abortion into a gold mine. Not to go Old Testament on them but they will stand accountable to the living God for the evil they have promulgated upon those murdered children. You see them circle the wagons because with today's technology they can no longer state that a baby is just a mass of tissue when women can clearly see this is a lie. If they condone murder what is a little theft among these paragons of virtue.
[quote]no, it's about human life.
No, it's about women's health, which is 97% of what Planned Parenthood does.
[quote]Planned Parenthood is not entitled to taxpayers money.
Sure they are. In many communities, they're the only game in town when it comes to women's health, particularly poor and uninsured women.
[quote]Taxpayers have a right to not have their money subsidizing infanticide.
Well, gee, guess what? Not a single dollar of your tax money is going to "subsidize infanticide." Now don't you feel stupid?
[quote]Defund them completely!
Not gonna happen. Fortunately, morons like you are still the minority.
[quote]Planned Parenthood has always been about the money.
Uh-huh. Whatever you say, dear.
[quote]They have made abortion into a gold mine.
LOL... Wow, you really *are* a moron, aren't you?
[quote]Not to go Old Testament on them but they will stand accountable to the living God for the evil they have promulgated upon those murdered children.
No, they won't, dear, because they haven't "murdered" any "children." Oh, and I'm sorry to tell you that God supports Planned Parenthood. She told me so herself.
[quote]You see them circle the wagons because with today's technology they can no longer state that a baby is just a mass of tissue when women can clearly see this is a lie.
Sorry, dear, but women know the difference, which is why abortions will continue to happen, no matter what you want.
[quote]If they condone murder what is a little theft among these paragons of virtue.
ROFL... I do so love a religious fanatic. They're so devoid of logic, reason, data, humor... I usually have to pay a lot of money for entertainment this good.
Never mind the uneducated, they have no clue. R42 r43
Quite likely trolls who don't believe a word they say, too, R46. That's the trouble these days: the real fanatics are so far out there that you can't tell the difference between them and the trolls.
Only for the morons among us, R47. Alas that they haven't yet discovered a pre-natal test for that ailment.
Well, fun though it has been to play with our trolls, I'm afraid I have to get another dozen babies killed tonight. I have a quota to meet to keep my secular masters in gravy. And then I still have to cook the books to keep those federal dollars coming in. All in a day's work. [Now where did I put that coat hanger?]
Abortion is hilarious!
I would have no problem personally sucking out a fetus that I knew would become a Freeper.
I'll even use Limbaugh sponsor, Oreck, to do the job.
How does a president "get rid of" a mostly privately funded non-profit organization?
See R51 as to why I'd have no problem doing it. Someone get me the large attachment. It's not too late to use it on this brain dead motherfucker.
There you have it!
First planned parenthood, then making birth control illegal
America SUCKS. If I were a terrorist, I'd attack us. We deserve EVERY FUCKING THING we get
How can people be so ignorant and hateful?
They did the same thing to ACORN. An organization not guilty of anything they claimed.
GodDAMN, what is wrong with people.
But the terrorists hate us for our freedom....
[quote]How does a president "get rid of" a mostly privately funded non-profit organization?
R53. Romney will buy it, then dismantle it, then close it down. If you hadn't heard, he's "severely conservative."
R4, there may not be as much opposition to the Republican position on birth control as we think. Tonight on CNN the analysts like David Gergen and others pointed out that Obama has actually gone DOWN among women in some of the latest polls, and they showed the CBS poll today as an example.
Women who support the GOP are fucking insane and self-loathing morons.
Obviously a lot of women support the GOP. They wouldn't win so many elections otherwise.
Not really, R61. They're calculating sycophants who want to stay higher in the hierarchy than blacks, Mexicans (all Latinos are "Mexicans to the typical Republican), gays, etc.
Not questioning that they do... just pointing out the simple fact that those who do are self-loathing morons.
Women are the majority of voters. If they didn't want Republicans in power, there would be no Republicans in power.
R63, if that were true, they'd vote for Democrats, and, you know, keep their rights and self-respect.
Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Laura Ingrahm & Ann Coulter are proof that GOP women exist.
R67, was that meant to be profound?
Repubilcans are all about INDIVIDUAL rights y'all!!
They'd never try to regulate what someone wants to do with their bodies.
It was just meant to be a factual reminder of the realities we face, R68.
Women like the rich and powerful male aspect of the republican party. Old story repeated throughout history.
Who knows what the poor redneck republicans want, except maybe they're just beta-males who identify with their republican pack leader betters.
Just one more Supreme Court vote and Roe v Wade is history. Just win the Presidency and take over the Senate, and Planned Parenthood is history too. For people with a moral conscience, abortion is THE issue to vote on. No other issue should determine one's vote as this one. This is why I will vote Republican no matter how I feel on other issues. I can't support infanticide no matter what other issues are in the mix. If Republicans win, infanticide loses.
All of Mitt's sucking up to the right-wing was for naught last night, since he lost both Alabama and Mississippi to Santorum.
Planned Parenthood is a private organization. Mittens might be able cut all government assistance but he can't abolish it at will. That would be like abolishing the American Civil Liberties Union. (Then again, he might want to do that next.)
Why do you suppose the nation is experiencing this over the top temperatures this early in the season? It's because of all the rancid hot air generated by these blow holes as they try for top dog position to screw the American public. There has never been nor will there ever be a Republican politician who gives a damn about America or the American people.
If taxpayers have a right not to pay for things we object to morally, I'd like my money not to go to war or corporate welfare.
Is there a new line on this year's forms where I can make my preferences known?
This is now the longest Republican primary since Ford vs. Reagan in 1976.
R72, too bad your mother didn't believe in abortion. it would be a better world without you.
R15 if you are a real Repug than answer this, how comes you guys want to protect a fetus but as soon as it comes out of that woman´s vagina you dont want it to have any rights, and even more you´d let him/her die in Hospital if he couldnt pay the bill.
You delusional freepers are sp brainwashed to go against whats good for you.
Unless they're brown babies in the third world, then I'm Gung-ho to see them turned into kabobs or pregnant mothers having a daisy cutter go through them!
We're not pro-life, we're pro-certain life.
[quote]Abortion is hilarious!
To be more accurate, we find you to be hilarious, R51 (and R22 and R43). You're either a troll or a fanatic. Either way, you don't deserve anything but mockery and derision for the stupidity of your posts, not to mention the callous way you condemn three million women who rely on Planned Parenthood for cancer screenings, birth control, family planning, and other preventive care.
Thank you, R76!
[quote]That would be like abolishing the American Civil Liberties Union. (Then again, he might want to do that next.)
Abolishing the ACLU is what Republicans think about when they jerk off. It's one of their hottest spank bank fantasies.
This fucking fool claims to believe there was an ancient civilization in America in Biblical times.
Stupid Mormon. And a psychopath to boot. Anything to win.
What R76 said.
Who in the hell are Republicans -particularly those in state where they barely pay their fair share in taxes, but they sure as hell TAKE- to determine that they won't pay for something, but the rest of us should pay for the things with which we disagree?
You know what, let's do it.
Good luck getting help with natural disaster aid, red states. Ask Jesus to help you rebuild, not the sinners in blue states who pay most of the taxes in this country.
Good luck paying for your infrastructure.
Good luck paying for military bases and the endless wars YOU want.
There was an ancient civilization in America in biblical times, it just had no relationship to Israel.
To each group we explained what contraception was; that abortion was the wrong way—no matter how early it was performed it was taking life; that contraception was the better way, the safer way—it took a little time, a little trouble, but was well worth while in the long run, because life had not yet begun.
– Margaret Sanger, 1938 Autobiography
Who the fuck cares about what someone said in 1938, R87.
She wasn't god, her words were not to be taken as part of a holy, inerrant doctrine. Good grief.
There is no "god" R89.
Get over it ya fundie freak.
R87? Thomas Jefferson was a friggin slave owner.
You are the fundie freak if you are using quotes from 1938 to prove that abortion is wrong, R90.
I know there is no god, dumbass. So stop quoting people as if their words are divine.
And another douche bag thinking Sanger matters at R88.
Go read the book of mormon or something.
[quote]that contraception was the better way, the safer way
Duh, R87. Now how about convincing Republicans of this?
So producing more oil in the US (which is currently at a record high) will reduce the cost of gas? Some business expert.
Most intelligent people know that the driving factor in the price of gasoline is demand. And demand is up, going to stay up, and increase more. Why? China.
Some business expert Romney is.
The answer to gasoline prices is fossil fuel independence. They know it in Brazil. They know it in the UK... etc.
Repubublics are willfully stupid. Tell me how this is an issue of "conservatism". Either you understand market realities or you do not. What is so hard to understand?
Fuck you, R88.
Here is what Diane Dew has to say about gays, R88.
I. Although homosexuality has in these last days become more and more acceptable to society, it is nonetheless evil and wicked in the sight of God.
II. When God created man and woman He intended that there remain a respect within His people for the distinction He had made between the two sexes.
A. Homosexuality became widely practiced in Old Testament times.
(The Hebrew word here translated "know" literally means "to have intercourse or relations with." It is the same word used in Genesis 4:1, in which it is recorded that "Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain ..." It is also used in the same sense in Genesis 24:16; 1 Samuel 1:19b; and Luke 1:34.)
B. It was still common during the time of the first century church.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
C. Scripture even indicates that, in the end times, the homosexual way of life will become openly practiced and generally accepted by society as a whole.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
III. How serious an offense is it?
A. Under the Law, the act was considered "worthy of death."
Romans 1:27, 32
B. Scripture clearly says those guilty of this transgression are unfit to inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9
1 Timothy 1:10
IV. It is an abomination to God.
A. The sin is self-defiling.
Leviticus 18:22, 24
B. It is unnatural (Romans 1:27, 31; 2 Timothy 3:3), and to accept or encourage this way of life is "contrary to sound doctrine" (1 Timothy 1:10).
C. God abhors it!
Leviticus 20:13, 23
D. Believers are expected to "put aside" such evil practices of their former way of life.
1 Corinthians 6:9, 11
("... and such were (p.t.) some of you ...")
E. Because they refused to abandon their wicked ways "God gave them up." (They became reprobate.)
Romans 1:24, 26-32
V. It is possible to be set free from the bondage of this offense. The sin is not unforgivable.
1 Corinthians 6:11, 9-10
[quote]Here is what Diane Dew has to say about gays, R88.
And I should care about who that person is and what she thinks, why, exactly?
For that matter, I should care about what Margaret Sanger said or did 100 years ago, why, exactly?
Yup, he'll get rid of that, and bring back DADT, ban gay marriages, ban civil unions, abortion, birth control, what else, Mitten?
Because you're on a gay board, r97. Better be careful. God is watching. He'll think you're a faggot.
Mountain Dew is gross.
I was addressing the idiot who quoted from Diane Dew's website, R97.
Don't be stupid.
"You are a godless man, Mitt Romney. Ain't you tired yet? Ain't you tired?"
[quote] For that matter, I should care about what Margaret Sanger said or did 100 years ago, why, exactly?
Because it is thanks to Margaret Sanger that there IS birth control and that women's health issues are now addressed instead of ignored, you fucking idiot.
R104, my point was that I refuse to gasp in horror about some out-of-context quotes from someone who died decades ago. It's completely irrelevant to the absolutely essential work that Planned Parenthood is doing today.
R105? History and those who made it is ALWAYS relevant.
If you fail to grasp that, there's no hope for you.
The point that you are missing over and over again, R106, is that Margaret Sanger's words from the 1920s and 1930s are being used to cast a shadow on Planned Parenthood.
This is something the Right loves to do. They have cast her as a racist. From there they try to convince us that Planned Parenthood, as it exists today, is a racist institution.
In this respect, what Sanger said in 1938 should be seen as irrelevant. Its bullshit.
He is so craven.
R107 , They do the same with the bible.
I hope you are a parody, r72. Because you are one sick and unknowledgable fool if not.
No, I think R72 is the FReeper shitstain gay repuke that has been inundating the board lately.
I've never been to the PP website, but according to Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham (and probably others) it's basically a pornographic website aimed at children and young adults.
I don't care to verify that for myself but if you do, proceed with caution.
There's no telling what your computer might catch from visiting that site.
LOL... Okay, now you're not even trying, R112. Like I said, a good troll has to be more subtle.
r112 is a refugee from the one million moms site.
If this were the old DL, I'd already know R112 was a parody - that was the beauty of the old DL.
There is no way we should be giving federal or state money to Planned Parenthood. This is primarily a political organization, anyways. We have thousands of poor children, doing without healthcare, roads and highways in disrepair, and a budget deficit that is obscene. It is flat out immoral to give those scarce funds to a Democrat political group.A number of organizations provide mammograms and cervical cancer screenings. The government does not need to provide funding to a group who thinks that life begins once one passes through the birth canal.
R117 has just outed himself for the FReeptard that he is.
When the election is at last over, and Mitt and his team sit down to figure out why they lost the way they did, he will regret the move to the right to try to appease the evangelicals. He is trapped; move right and alienate the moderates or move center and offend the loons. He needs every vote he can rig, and he is in a precarious position.
[quote]The government does not need to provide funding to a group who thinks that life begins once one passes through the birth canal.
As has been pointed out NUMEROUS times, there are a lot of things that many of us don't want the government to pay for, but we have no say, do we??? I don't believe in wars. I don't believe in corporate welfare. I don't believe in giving assholes in red states federal funding for their tornado damage.
So who in the hell decided that idiots in this country -many of whom are low income redneck morons who barely pay taxes and come from red states that barely pay taxes period- get to decide what the government should and shouldn't pay for?
Higher income people are also educated and tend to be pro-choice, so if the GOP believes money should decide all, then it's about time red states STFU. You don't pay enough, therefore, you have no say. You want to go with that?
.01 % of the federal budget will not fix any of the shit you mention, R117.
And you know what is cheaper than supporting a poor child?
Birth control pills.
Now, please fuck off, moron.
Great post, r120.
[quote]There is no way we should be giving federal or state money to Planned Parenthood. This is primarily a political organization, anyways.
See, now, this is a much better troll. Just crazy enough to be semi-believable without going way overboard as our other chums have.
Of course, you do know that the statement above is a blatant lie, right, R117?
[quote]We have thousands of poor children, doing without healthcare
Why yes, we do. And if you manage to kill Planned Parenthood, we'll have three million women doing without healthcare. Did you have a point?
[quote]roads and highways in disrepair
Perhaps you ought to persuade Congress to do something about it?
[quote]and a budget deficit that is obscene.
Easily fixable, too, with a few tax hikes and budget cuts. In any case, why are you so fixated on the tiny amount that Planned Parenthood gets as compared to the obscene amount that, say, the Defense Department gets?
[quote]It is flat out immoral to give those scarce funds to a Democrat political group.
a) the funds aren't scarce, b) the funds are a tiny, tiny fraction of the overall budget, c) Planned Parenthood isn't a Democratic political group, and d) until just a few years ago, funding for Planned Parenthood was bi-partisan. It is the Republican Party that chose to politicize this, not Planned Parenthood and not the Democrats. But hey, why let the truth get in the way of your lovely trollish rant?
[quote]A number of organizations provide mammograms and cervical cancer screenings.
Why yes, they do. And Planned Parenthood still serves the needs of three million women that those other organizations don't. Did you have a point?
[quote]The government does not need to provide funding to a group who thinks that life begins once one passes through the birth canal.
Dear heart, Planned Parenthood takes no position on when life begins. Nor do they take any government funding for abortions. Next strawman argument?
Romney does not want to just cut off its federal funding, he wants to destroy it. Pay attention.
I wonder why he said something that gives ammunition to the Democrats to use against him?
Ever walk by an elementary school?... MORE ABORTION NOW!
Coco, I've had more children pulled out of me than a burning orphanage.
FYI: Comment R112 was copied and pasted from FreeRepublic.com. As is true of other threads lately, we have a troll who is trolling Freeperville and copying random crap here.
R130, how do you know that? Have you been spending a lot of time there lately?
[quote]how do you know that? Have you been spending a lot of time there lately?
There's this thing called "Google." Perhaps you've heard of it?
And no, I don't spend any time in that toxic environment.
okay duche bag you would probily be one of those babys so shut your face