Wednesday, December 06, 2006

RR Crossing Ahead
Does that stand for "Reagan Republican" or "Real Romanist"?

Lemme make sure I have this right.... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in favor of abortion, homosexual unions, and gun control... but he calls himself a Catholic AND a Republican. Mayor Rudy Giuliani is both pro-abortion and pro-homosexual union, and like Governor Schwarzenegger, calls himself both a Catholic and a Republican. The Mormon governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney is pro-abortion. Arizona Senator John McCain is in favor of embryonic stem-cell research and fetal-tissue research.

With he exception of Schwarznegger, all of the above mentioned alleged Republicans are giving serious consideration to the Presidency in 2008.

Should I even bother bringing up so-called "Catholics" Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Joe Biden, ect?

Side note: as far as all the aboved mentioned "Catholics" are concerned, thanks USCCB for your deafening silence.

Anyhow, it look like a Reagan Republican AND someone who actually adheres to Church Teaching has thrown his hat into the ring... a convert to the Catholic Church, Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas

Here's a bit from the story when he announced his candidacy;

Senator Sam Brownback, a pro-life Republican Senator from the State of Kansas announced yesterday that, “after much prayerful consideration,” he will consider seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency.

Brownback, who has made a name for himself in conservative circles since he was elected a U.S. Senator in 1996, has been a fervent supporter of “family values” and creating a “culture of life” in the United States.

In the letter announcing his candidacy consideration, Brownback said he is running in order to “spread hope and ideas.”

The senator also noted a few of his platform concepts. In addition to mentioning life issues and the protection of marriage, Brownback notes some problems he would address as president. “The federal government wastes and spends too much. We lack compassionate yet practical programs to help the poor here and around the world. We need energy independence and alternative, clean-burning, domestic-grown fuels. The scourge of cancer has killed too many and must be stopped. We need term limits for judges and members of Congress like we have for the President. We need a flat tax instead of the dreadful, incomprehensible tax code we now have,” Brownback says, adding, “and we need humility.”

4 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

He'll have my vote...

8:49 PM  
Blogger myclob said...

“I understand that my views on laws governing abortion set me in the minority in our Commonwealth. I am pro-life.”
Governor Mitt Romney
“For all the conflicting views on this issue, it speaks well of our country that we recognize abortion as a problem. The law may call it a right, but no one ever called it a good, and, in the quiet of conscience people of both political parties know that more than a million abortion s a year cannot be squared with the good heart of America.”
Governor Mitt Romney
“Many women considering abortion face terrible pressures, hurts, and fears; we should come to their aid with all the resourcefulness and empathy we can offer. At the same time, the starting point should be the innocence and vulnerability of the child wanting to be born.”
Governor Mitt Romney, “Why I vetoed the contraception bill” Boston Globe Op-Ed, July 26, 2005
“I am firmly pro-life.”
Governor Mitt Romney, Fox News Sunday (February 26, 2006)

9:41 PM  
Blogger Tito said...

Senator Brownback has my unofficial endorsement. I'm still looking at Duncan Hunter.

3:10 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Myclob,
I think you've been fooled by John "I voted for it before I voted against it" Kerry's clone.

Here are a few more quotes you can add to Mitt "Flip-Flopper" Romney's resume;

"I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time when my Mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice."
-Mitt Romney in a 1994 Senatorial debate

"I respect and will fully protect a woman's right to choose. That choice is a deeply personal one, and the women of our state should make it based on their beliefs, not mine and not the government's."
-Mitt Romney in a 2002 GOP acceptance speech



In 1994, Romney took on Senator Edward M. Kennedy, saying abortion should be "safe and legal." In his 2002 race for governor, he told the state Republican Party’s convention in his acceptance speech: "I respect and will fully protect a woman’s right to choose. That choice is a deeply personal one, and the women of our state should make it based on their beliefs, not mine and not the government’s." Romney also signed a Planned Parenthood questionnaire saying he supported "the substance of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade."



From his 2002 website http://web.archive.org/web/20021218005104/www.romneyhealey.com/issues/

On Abortion Rights
As Governor, Mitt Romney would protect the current pro-choice status quo in Massachusetts. No law would change. The choice to have an abortion is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not the government's.

Would you like more examples?

4:27 PM  

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