Pro-waterboarding, anti-gay — the values of the values voters

Pro-waterboarding, anti-gay — the values of the values voters November 3, 2012

“You’re going to vote for the liar. Because he shares your moral values.”

“The respectable Republicans want to believe that he’ll betray the wingnut haters, and the wingnut haters are sure that he’s going to double-cross the respectable folks.”

“Have we ever had a commander-in-chief who could not distinguish between truth and fiction, as appears to be the case with Romney?”

“Top Romney Adviser: If you own a microwave, you aren’t really poor”

“We’ve clearly entered some parallel universe … campaign politics at its cynical worst.”

“We’re looking at Hubble telescope-length distances between [Romney’s] campaign ads and reality.”

“The real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin.”

“When a reporter asked him if he considered waterboarding to be torture, Romney responded ‘I don’t.’

“For Romney, any hint of concern that America might make mistakes, overextend itself or submit to virtually any constraint projects an image of weakness.”

As a matter of morality or patriotism, the Republican strategy has been a disaster because it has demonstrated more clearly than at any time since the secession crisis that a political faction can put their ideological aims ahead of the basic well-being of the country and not necessarily be punished for it by voters.”

If you want to get rid of a legal right in a democratic society, you should level with your fellow citizens about where you want to go from there. Especially if you’re running for president.”

I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter.”

Some gays are actually having children born to them. … It’s not right on paper. It’s not right in fact.”

“Romney and Ryan believe that I am less than you. They believe I am a second class citizen and don’t deserve the same rights that you had the privilege of being born into simply by being straight.”

“Look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say, ‘My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.'”

“But is that what our Founders really intended to be the pursuit of our country and its people — to be happy?”

“You can make stuff up. You can lie. You can throw away any conviction you once may have had and just libel people and ignore some of the most basic teachings of the faith you claim to hold. You can proudly publish books and movies that are contemptuous of truth. For all of this, the Christian Right will pat you on the back.”

What’s going to go to charity is probably close to nothing.”

I am voting for Obama because I am a Mormon, not in spite of it.”

“You don’t claim that dinosaurs and humans walked side by side, do you?” “Of course I do.”

Romney can’t answer the question, so he just lets the ravenous, angry crowd answer for him.”

“And I recall a line in a fictional football team show. … It was called Friday Night Lights, you probably didn’t see it.”

“The night before the event, campaign aides went to a local Wal-Mart and spent $5,000 on granola bars, canned food, and diapers to put on display while they waited for donations to come in.”

“Let me in. Let me in the White House. I won’t hurt anyone, honest.”

Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity, Vol. XL

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