This is part 2 of an ongoing series exposing Mitt Romney’s false claims of conservatism. There has been a lot of focus about RomneyCare and Mitt Romney’s love for government mandates. Some are even calling Romney a RINO, but it’s much worse than that: Mitt Romney is a liberal.
During Mitt Romney’s tenure as governor of Massachusetts, he had the opportunity to state-level judges to the bench, as all governors do. Judicial appointments are one of the most lasting effects of any U.S. President’s years in office, so it’s vitally important to examine this aspect of Romney’s record. With President Obama’s abysmal record of liberal activist judicial appointments, including Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, it is vital that our next President appoint judges who respect the Constitution.
So, here we go. Mitt Romney appointed 36 judges as Massachusetts governor, and their party affiliations are as follows:
The Boston Globe in 2005 said the following:
Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans, has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters (75%) of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced, instead tapping registered Democrats or independents – including two gay lawyers who have supported expanded same-sex rights.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show. In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters, and 14 registered Democrats.
Even a liberal outfit like the Boston Globe saw the obvious hypocrisy in Romney’s appointments.
We don’t need to guess what Mitt Romney’s judicial appointments would be like as President. We need only to look at his existing record. The record shows it all and is further evidence that Mitt Romney is no conservative. Mitt Romney is a liberal.