I hate to be a nitpicker Carol, but that You Tube exchange happened in 2011, not in 2007 like you claimed. Do try to keep up with the rest of the class. I'm not going to let you go off on a tangent about marijuana laws to avoid the discussion at hand.<quoted text>
He gave that man in a wheelchair his undivided attention and listened to his every word bending down to his eye level until he heard the entire story about his condition. He exchanged dialogue with him showing obvious empathy for his illness even though many other people were standing around waiting to shake his hand.
The issue of medical marijuana was not as understood or accepted in 2007 as it is today. Romney was put in a position of either having to spend a considerable amount of time debating this controversial issue with this one man or stating his stance on legalizing marijuana - medical or otherwise - while expressing his empathy and leaving it at that. It was not the time or place for anyone to ask a politician such a loaded question.
Maybe you can see it in a different light now.
All of your other claims are just that. Claims without substance.
I'm not making any claims about Romney's lies, they're documented.
Mitt Romney in a campaign speech in Defiance Ohio on October 25, 2012;
"I saw a story today, that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China," he said, to boos from the audience. "I will fight for every good job in America. I’m going to fight to make sure trade is fair, and if it’s fair, America will win."
Even after that story was refuted by Chrysler he doubled down on it with a TV ad;
"Who will do more for the auto industry? Not Barack Obama," the ad began, adding, "Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy and sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China. Mitt Romney will fight for every American job."
His line about fighting for every American job is laughable considering the fact that workers from Sensata in Illinois asked him to intercede when Bain was shipping their entire plant to China and got the cold shoulder.
Romney TV Ad,“Right Choice”: President Obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements. Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check. And welfare-to-work goes back to being plain old welfare. Mitt Romney will restore the work requirement because it works.
It’s simply not true that the administration’s policy will allow states to “just send you your welfare check.” Under the policy, states must meet a whole new set of federal requirements in order to obtain and keep a waiver. Plus, states have an incentive to get people off welfare and into jobs, since that would free TANF funds for other services for low-income families.
On June 28, 2012 Romney stated in prepared remarks;
" ‘Obamacare’ puts the federal government between you and your doctor."
If the health care law did get between doctors and patients, you would think most doctors would complain loudly. While some do, the leading physician advocacy group, the American Medical Association, does not. On the contrary, the AMA supports the law.
After the Supreme Court upheld the health reform act, AMA president Jeremy Lazarus issued a statement praising the decision, because the law "will allow patients to see their doctors earlier rather than waiting for treatment until they are sicker and care is more expensive."
I don't just pull stuff out of my anal orifice like you do Carol, like your claim that the House was putting forth legislation when in fact it wasn't even in session.