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The Seven Major Issues That Mitt Won't Take A Position On.

luvguins 2012/06/20 13:27:10
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Can the right wing really now put their faith in a man whose only real advantage is to have a "R" by his name? A man who spent his last 2 years as Governor of MA jetting around the country for support to run as president in 2008 causing his approval rating in MA to drop to 30%, and residents there wondering why they ever elected him in the first place. Add to that the 2012 primaries where every other candidate was the latest "one" to adore causing Time magazine to cover Mitt on one of their editions with "Why don't they Like Me?" Have Republicans just promoted another wishy washy candidate who can't take a stand on anything lest he offend some potential voters?

BY Josh Israel:

In March, Mitt Romney demanded “President Obama needs to level with the American public about his real agenda.” But on numerous topics, Romney has refused to answer basic questions about his views, leaving voters to guess at where he stands on important issues. Romney’s ambiguity appears to be a calculated strategy to avoid alienating the conservative base or moderate swing voters. If he’s successful in avoiding articulating policy positions, he can market himself as the “generic Republican” alternative to President Obama.

Here are seven major issues on which Romney has refused to take a stand:



1. Romney won’t say whether he would undo Obama’s decision to end deportations of DREAM-eligible immigrants. Romney and his campaign passed up numerous opportunities over the weekend to say whether he agreed with the substance of the Obama administration’s order to stop deporting some young undocumented immigrants and whether a President Romney would rescind the order, saying only, “We’ll look at that — we’ll look at that setting as we– as we reach that.”

2. Romney won’t say whether he’d support the Paycheck Fairness Act. Romney repeatedly dodged questions about whether he’d support the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill to crack down on wage discrimination and close the wage gap between men and women. His campaign didn’t respond to five requests by the conservative Washington Times seeking his stance on the bill.


3. Romney won’t specify which tax loopholes he’d close. Asked yesterday which tax deductions he would eliminate to offset his massive proposed tax-cuts for the rich, Romney refused to offer any specifics on a plan that he has admitted is so vague it cannot even be scored, saying only, “We’ll go through that process with Congress.”


4. Romney won’t say which federal agencies he’d eliminate. At a private fundraiser, Romney reportedly told donors he would eliminate or combine “a lot of departments in Washington,” but that he was “probably not going to lay out just exactly which ones are going to go.” Why? Because he feared telling the voters his plans before the election might hurt his political chances, just as it did in his 1994 Senate race.


5. Romney won’t say whether he supports the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Romney’s campaign refused to say whether he would have signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a law that helps women hold employers accountable for discriminating in the pay practices based on gender. Romney said, “I’m not going to go back and look at all the prior laws and say had I been there which ones would I have supported and signed.”


6. Romney won’t say whether he’d support full reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Offering only general support for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, Romney would not specify whether he supported the bipartisan Senate version or the GOP House rolllback bill. His spokeswoman said only that he “hopes [the bill] can be reauthorized without turning it into a political football.”


7. Romney won’t say whether say whether he’d eliminate the “carried interest” tax break for private equity partners. Romney’s campaign has refused to answer questions about whether he supports eliminating the “carried interest” tax break for private equity partners, even when asked directly, saying only that we should probably “take a close look at to see if we’re treating capital gains as capital gains or are we treating, in some cases, carried interest as capital gains when it’s more like ordinary income.”


Whether or not Romney can continue to campaign while avoiding taking a position on so many important issues depends on the how the media reacts. There are dozens of reporters following Romney every day. They can choose to either give him a pass on these important policy issues or continue asking him until he provides an answer.

Read More: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/06/18/50121...

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  • beavith1 joseph ... 2012/06/21 05:22:12
    beavith1
    +1
    keep failing. it looks good on you.
  • joseph ... beavith1 2012/06/21 05:26:36
  • beavith1 joseph ... 2012/06/21 05:32:26
    beavith1
    +1
    i don't know why the elephant is screaming 'socialist,' but i have to ask why Obama is interjecting himself into something that is none of his business.

    just more of his senseless micromanagement?
  • joseph ... beavith1 2012/06/21 06:23:01
  • beavith1 joseph ... 2012/06/21 15:33:43
    beavith1
    +1
    no.

    but if we're delving into each other's psych histories, have you ever been treated for schizophrenia or even anti social tendencies?
  • joseph ... beavith1 2012/06/21 16:15:51
  • beavith1 joseph ... 2012/06/21 16:21:12
    beavith1
    +1
    there's that 'death' thingy again.

    get help.
  • joseph ... beavith1 2012/06/24 01:11:12
  • beavith1 joseph ... 2012/06/25 05:36:23
    beavith1
    more payback!

    really. get help.
  • joseph ... beavith1 2012/06/25 06:00:19
  • beavith1 joseph ... 2012/06/25 15:01:48
    beavith1
    obsessed with you? no. not a chance. you just happen to be one of the more strident idiots fluffing your DNC memes all over the place.

    lasst word? then don't respond. you'll 'win'.
  • joseph ... beavith1 2012/06/25 19:45:37
  • beavith1 beavith1 2012/06/25 21:17:07 (edited)
    beavith1
    blocking? LOL!!! i won't miss your aggressively abusive rants.

    i've noticed a whole new group of posters here recently. and they are just like you. small. trashy. wrong, but happy to spew.

    sigh.

    i win. you lose.
  • luvguins beavith1 2012/06/21 13:21:48
    luvguins
    +1
    LOL. Tell us why you became a mute on another question when you got busted by this: http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • beavith1 luvguins 2012/06/21 15:54:11
    beavith1
    +1
    cmon. he posted 5 hours ago. i don't get back to some threads for days.

    Stan is hardly worth debating. he trots out reams of democrat party nonsense/puffery, without understanding a lick of it, then is all proud of himself. the best thing that i can say about him is that he's 'tiring.'

    go back and look. he's been put down like a rabid dog. again.
  • luvguins beavith1 2012/06/21 16:39:24
    luvguins
    What a fantasy world you are in. I am listening to Romney try to pander to latino government officials now. What a joke he is. Snake oil is flowing.
  • beavith1 luvguins 2012/06/21 16:56:57
    beavith1
    (shrug) he's not my first choice, but Romney on a bad day, is better than Obama on his best day.

    but i can tell. you like to be smarmed by our teleprompter president...
  • luvguins beavith1 2012/06/21 17:34:36
    luvguins
    Yeah, a teleprompter dude like this one you are loving. Romney teleprompter
  • flrdsgns 2012/06/20 13:45:41
    Mitt doesn't have a clue. I'm voting for President Obama.
    flrdsgns
    +6
    Romney won't know what his position is on any issue until the Koch Brothers and the rich guy in Nevada tell him what his position is
  • Sissy 2012/06/20 13:43:26
    Mitt doesn't have a clue. I'm voting for President Obama.
    Sissy
    +9
    Romney "not having a clue" doesn't even begin to cover it. The guy has spent 10 years running for POTUS and still thinks we're in a cold war with Russia, that health care is good enough for Mass but not for the entire country and would just as soon forget he ever governed Massachussets because a look at his record there is enough cannon fodder for the Dems to blow him out of the water.
  • Lady Wh... Sissy 2012/06/20 14:09:09
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    agreed
  • Keeping It Real 2012/06/20 13:39:32
    Mitt doesn't have a clue. I'm voting for President Obama.
    Keeping It Real
    +7
    I'm sure there's more issues 2face Romney won't take a stand on but the ones you listed demonstrates how whacked the pathological liar is and out of touch. Thanks for the post because it's very informative.
  • Reichstolz 2012/06/20 13:37:36
    Undecided
    Reichstolz
    +2
    I'm voting for Mitt, because the results of Obama's regime are detrimental to freedom, national sovereignty, and wealth creation.
  • Sissy Reichstolz 2012/06/20 13:44:41
  • Reichstolz Sissy 2012/06/20 13:47:22
    Reichstolz
    +3
    Let us look at results shall we.
    National Sovereignty- just threw immigration law out the window to pander to the illegal community.
    Freedom- by executive order gave the department of Homeland security the power to spy on us using drones.
    Wealth Creation- in three years of his presidnency the average American lost 40% of their net worth.
  • Sissy Reichstolz 2012/06/20 13:50:21
    Sissy
    +4
    The trouble is, you wouldn't know a leader if one bit you in the hinder having so little to compare one to in your own party.
  • Reichstolz Sissy 2012/06/20 13:55:33
    Reichstolz
    +3
    The trouble is I know a leader and it surely isn't the vapid suit occupying the White House. It is blatantly apparent, through his actions, this man never accomplished anything in his life where he was solely responsible for the idea, the application, and the results.
  • luvguins Reichstolz 2012/06/20 17:03:15
    luvguins
    +2
    Oh, we know your aspiration is to be a one per center, and think Romney is your ticket. But Rombush will just drive the country further into recession with no mass of consumers left to create jobs,
  • Reichstolz luvguins 2012/06/20 23:27:51
    Reichstolz
    +2
    Not an aspiration, a reality. Obambush is who you should be fearful of. He is the idiot Bush with a greater spending addiction, and more disdain for the constitution.
  • luvguins Reichstolz 2012/06/21 00:36:07
    luvguins
    +2
    I fear RomBush far more. What the CBO projects about his plans will make Obama look like a miser.
  • Reichstolz luvguins 2012/06/21 13:43:49
    Reichstolz
    +2
    That is funny, considering for all of OBama's presidency they have had no budget, you expect it will be any different with four more years of the same.
  • luvguins Reichstolz 2012/06/21 15:27:41
    luvguins
    +2
    I just expect it will be worse with Romney more tax giveaways and zero regulation of Wall St.
  • Reichstolz luvguins 2012/06/21 15:43:13
    Reichstolz
    Just like Obama is doing with tax money to wealthy donors. Funny, you don't see the hypocrisy of a democrat yet can point it out on a republican, how sad.
  • luvguins Reichstolz 2012/06/21 16:43:38 (edited)
    luvguins
    +1
    Give me a candidate that removes all money from politics and lobbyists from D.C. and I'll vote for her. It won't be a male.
  • Reichstolz luvguins 2012/06/21 16:50:21
    Reichstolz
    Show me that candidate and I'll show you a person who lacks the foresight to lead. Regarding male of female it doesn't matter. The person who wants money removed from politics is one that doesn't understand success or merit.
  • luvguins Reichstolz 2012/06/21 17:38:45
    luvguins
    +1
    Money corrupts politics completely, and makes every politician corrupt. Legalized bribery exists with Citizens United. One of the worst decisions of the SCOTUS.
  • Reichstolz luvguins 2012/06/21 17:44:23
    Reichstolz
    Success begets wealth, I would rather have a politician be able to attract wealth to their issues than the poor.
  • Sissy Reichstolz 2012/06/21 18:16:34
    Sissy
    +2
    Even at the enormous cost to the rest of us?
  • luvguins Sissy 2012/06/21 18:51:28
    luvguins
    +2
    He doesn't care about the rest, Sissy.
  • Sissy luvguins 2012/06/21 19:47:06
    Sissy
    +2
    I guess neither do the republican lunch bucket carriers who support him. Nothing like shooting your own selves in the foot, eh?

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