Andrew Sullivan has done yeoman's work in pointing out the disgusting lies of the vile Mittens Romney. Today, he brings our attention to Willard's 180 degree reversal on the issue of gay rights--and his pathetic lies about it. He links to an article here about a former Romney staffer discussing Willard's support for gay rights in 2002. Excerpt:
A former intern to Mitt Romney publicly stated on Monday that as a candidate for governor in 2002, the Massachusetts Republican did authorize and disseminate fliers championing equal rights for gay citizens...[Josh] Barro, who served as an intern on Romney's gubernatorial campaign, explained that on Pride weekend in 2002, the campaign sent about a half-dozen interns to a "post-parade festival on Boston Common" to hand out flyers proclaiming that "all citizens deserve equal rights, regardless of their sexual preference."
"The thing was organized by a full-time staffer," Barro added.
[Eric] Ferhnstrom, who served as communications director on that same campaign, told The Huffington Post on Sunday that the Romney's election team had not been involved in producing or handing out the flyers and that the former Massachusetts governor shouldn't be held accountable for them.
"I don't know where those pink flyers came from. I was the communications director on the 2002 campaign. I don't know who distributed them ... I never saw them and I was the communications director," Ferhnstrom said...
The conflicting accounts renew questions as to just how much an evolution Romney has had on the topic of gay rights. Ferhnstrom insisted on Sunday that there had been "no evolution," that Romney has always been opposed to gay marriage and civil unions, while he is inclined to extend some legal benefits to gay couples. [Emphasis added] But on Monday, Buzzfeed also turned up an old 1994 newspaper cover, featuring then Senate-candidate Romney claiming that he would "be better than Ted [Kennedy] for gay rights."
Willard proclaimed himself a champion of gay rights. "I'll be better than TED KENNEDY", he said.
Oh, and here's a copy of the flyer from 2002.
Romney used to bill himself as a fervent supporter of equal rights for ALL Americans. Now this lying weasel is claiming that he was NEVER about all of that, that he's always been on the side of the people who see our gay children, our gay friends, our gay siblings, and our gay co-workers, as second-class citizens. He's groveling and pandering to the kind of people who want to put gays in prison. And why?
Because he'll go down any low road he has to in order to win. And he can do this without breaking a sweat.
That's just how sociopaths are.