Last week, an advisor to Massachusetts Republican governor Mitt Romney got the gov into a bit of hot water. In an interview with National Review, political strategist Michael Murphy described Romney as “He’s been a prolife Mormon faking it as a prochoice friendly.”
This has the Boston Globe and Massachusetts Democrats (but I repeat myself) in a dither. How DARE Romney have these views? After all, he ran on a vow of not tampering with abortion laws!
Apparently to these fine folks, thoughts are the same as deeds, and personal beliefs are strictly regulated.
Let’s review the facts: Romney did, indeed, make that pledge. And in the three years or so he’s been governor, he’s kept it. He’s made absolutely no effort to change, alter, repeal, or in any way touch the abortion laws in Massachusetts. (Of course, with the current overwhelmingly Democratic makeup of the Massachusetts legislature — 137 of 160 in the House, and 34 of 40 in the Senate — and the overwhelmingly liberal Supreme Judicial Court — the same body that gave them gay marriage — any such effort would be doomed to failure, but I digress.)
But that’s not good enough for the Democrats and the Boston Glob. They don’t want to know what you have done in the past, or what you will do in the future. They want to know what you think, what you feel, in your heart of hearts.
Because simple acquiescence isn’t enough. If you aren’t with them 100%, right down to the core, you are the enemy and must be crushed.
But I guess that’s just one of the many joys of living in what’s essentially a one-party state. They make sure you don’t get contaminated by icky, wrong thinking.