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That wiki link is indeed disturbing. I can't comment further on it right now, but that's one more reason I'm skeptical about Romney.
Doom Marine said:
Deep down, everyone knows damn well that Obama is an atheist at heart.
Romney on the other hand, changes his position (lies) so many fucking time that it averages out to be moderate, but what does he truly believe in when the cameras are supposedly off?
Of all the crazy fucking Mormon doctrines, one stood out most glaringly in the context of Romney's lying is "Milk before Meat", or "Lying for the Lord."
So the loyalty and welfare of the Mormon church overrules principles like honesty. This of course, can be twisted in infinite ways that the end justifies the means.
Mitt was moderate enough to sell himself to Massachusetts, but once he was in office, he vetoed the fuck out of legislation, 844 times. 707 of them were overridden by overwhelmingly Democratic majority. By the second half of his term, his approval rating was in the 30's and he knew better not to run again... Bipartisanship in the Romney house is airbrushing history. If you really want to know where he stands on the issue, look up the stuff he has vetoed, including emergency relief funds, and civil service. His record as MA Governor speaks louder than words: he is on the far right.
Moderate Mitt will sell himself moderate once again until he is elected. He will say he is against abortion now, but once in office, will overturn Roe v Wade in accordance with his faith. Romney will say he is against tax cuts for the rich, then cut his buddies a check once the plebeians have elected him. Do not be fooled, this guy is dangerous.
Anyway, I'm curious what makes you think Obama is an atheist. Obama attended the same church for 20 years, and disavowed it (conveniently, I might add) sometime during his 2008 campaign, only when the pastor (Jeremiah Wright) came under fire for some controversial comments.
According to polls taken throughout his term (just shy of 3 years) as governor, Romney didn't hit the 30-percent approval range until June of 2006, when he had roughly 6 months left, and this was due mostly to his frequently being out of state, and transferring his interests to national politics as he prepared for his run at the 2008 presidency. Up until then, his approval rating stayed above 50%, and didn't drop below that until he announced in March of 2006 that he wouldn't be seeking a second term.
Romney and Ryan have both stated they're pro-life except in the case of rape, incest and when the life of the mother is at stake. There's no ambiguity there. So I'm not quite sure what you're getting at with the Roe v Wade part.
I'll do more research on the specific legislation that he vetoed tomorrow. It seems he introduced a lot of new fees to close the deficit the state was facing, and refused to label them as taxes, even though some of them very clearly were.