Trying to stay on top of Mitt Romney is like trying to keep a green light while driving in the city; it changes so fast and you can’t help but wring your fist in frustration. Mitt Romney has really been in full Mittbot 2.0 form as of late: he’s speaking in a corny southern accent, eating grits, and learning what it’s like to live as a patrician yet still be a Redneck.
Despite the fact that the Mormon mannequin once sought Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts’ endorsement during his campaign for governor, supported state-funded partial birth abortions, pretty much continued to support abortion rights until 2005, when he publicly changed his stance to pro-life (had to prepare for that 2008 presidential campaign), Romney is now officially jumping on the blind hatred of Planned Parenthood bandwagon.
Having lost to Rick Santorum in Alabama and Mississippi, combined with not winning a single southern state (unless you count Virginia as a Southern state), Romney faces a major uphill battle with the down-home Jesus freaks of the south should he become the nominee. Perhaps he should’ve said he watches Pat Robertson before eating a grit?
Romney is hoping to change that reasonable approach, as he recently told a reporter in Missouri that he would “get rid of” Planned Parenthood if he were elected president.
In an interview with Ann Rubin of KSDK.com, Romney attempted to simultaneously sway fiscal conservatives and absolutist moralists when he offered insights into how he would cut the deficit.
“Of course you get rid of Obamacare, that’s the easy one, but there are others,” he said. “Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that.” (Source: Huffington Post)
Looking to consolidate his conservative credentials of convenience back in February, Romney agreed with the then decision of Komen to cut Planned Parenthood’s funding for breast-cancer screening. Komen eventually reversed this controversial decision.
Naturally appalled by Romney’s out of step words towards its quite popular organization, Planned Parenthood shot back at Romney earlier today.
“When Mitt Romney says he wants to ‘get rid’ of Planned Parenthood, he means getting rid of the preventive health care that three million people a year rely on for cancer screenings, birth control, and other preventive care,” said Dawn Laguens, Vice President for Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in a written statement. “Mitt Romney simply can’t be trusted when it comes to women’s health.” (Source: Huffington Post)
Even if Romney didn’t eat enough grits or sound “awe, shucks” enough to convince Alabama voters that he was their Republican lord and savior, he certainly appears willing to join the Republican party in its bizarre efforts to completely alienate female voters.
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