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February 22, 2007
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The Darkest Party In Town:
Embryonic Stem Cell Research Financier Joins Pro-Gay Fundraiser
To Host Mitt Romney's San Diego Campaign Event
(JHReport) Confirming what many other national conservative sources have been saying for months, the James Hartline Report has now uncovered new evidence which indicates that the pro-life "make-over" of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is nothing more than a cover for an extremely radical and liberal philosophy.
A San Diego Republican Party operative recently contacted the James Hartline Report with a list of influential Romney supporters who are hosting a March 16, 2007 San Diego fundraiser for Romney's presidential campaign. After thoroughly investigating the backgrounds of a number of those who are hosting the Romney fundraiser in San Diego, the James Hartline Report has obtained information which may send political shockwaves throughout GOP circles and could permanently affect the outcome of the presidential race.
The following information is from the Romney fundraising invitation on March 16th which is being circulated via email to certain Republican Party members and other GOP insiders:
Friday, March 16, 2007
Manchester Grand Hyatt
America’s Cup Room
One Market Place, San Diego, California 92101
VIP Photo Reception 12:00 noon
Contribution: $2,300 per person
Luncheon 12:30 p.m.
Contribution: $1,000 per person
Save the Date: Friday, March 16, 2007
Paid for by Romney for President, Inc.
Daryl and Bob Allen * Linda and John Alexander, M.D.
Terry and Mike Armstrong * Sandy and Albert Bertha
Gigi and Ed Cramer * Chris Crane
Millie and Gunder * Creager Rebecca and James Davies, M.D.
Sheree and Frank Gaughan * Sue and Bob Giramma
Shelley and Jeff Hawkes * Robert Hertzka, M.D.
Becky and Don Higgins on * Anne and David Jacinto
Laurie and Dirk Jorgensen * Fran and Bill Johnson
Jacki Lake * Jessie Knight
Candese and John Marchese * Karen and Kent McBeth
Ginny and Marshall Merrifield * Edward Mracek
Josie and James Myers * Emily and Patrick Ord
Jean and Hon. Ron Packard * Kim and Troy Romero
Laurie and Matt Romney * Valerie and Gary Sabin
Candy and Ken Satterlee * Jan and John Smoot, M.D.
Monetta and Wendell Smoot M.D. * Senator Mark Wyland
Julie and Jonathan Bullen * Roberta and Malin Burnham
Laurie and Kelly Burt * Silvija and Brian Devine
Marilyn and Kim Fletcher * Dr. Dieter Kuster
Betsy and Papa Doug Manchester * Margaret and John Ord
Randie and Leon Reinhart * Meg and Eric Roach
For further information, please contact Karolyn Dorsee at 858/756-2027
Dorsee Productions -P. O. Box 455, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
fax: 858/756-2597 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitt Romney, a lifelong member of the Mormon Church, has always seemed to be a walking contradiction. According to an article written by Mike Allen for Time Magazine, Romney's family has long been a part of the Mormon Church's elite. Perhaps, this could explain why a great majority of the individuals listed on the San Diego hosting committee for the Romney fundraiser are wealthy Mormons. For the past two decades Mitt Romney was fanatically committed to promoting abortion rights, and while governor of Massachusetts, did nothing to stop his state from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Many were puzzled how a lifelong Mormon could be so liberal on basic moral issues. Just as confusing as his liberal record demonstrates, Romney mysteriously began to present himself as a new convert to being pro-life and anti-gay marriage right after the 2004 elections. Many are questioning the sincerity of Romney's newly constructed conservative credentials. What the James Hartline Report has found in researching the host committee for Romney's San Diego fundraiser may well prove too much for Romney's conservative "makeover" artists to overcome.
Major Embryonic Stem Cell Research Financier
Part of Host Committee
For "Pro-Life" Mitt Romney Fundraiser in San Diego, California
Most true conservatives have felt that it was only a matter of time before Mitt Romney returned to his truthful allignment with the left when it comes to the issue of abortion and embryonic stem cell research. In a shocking display of repugnant hypocrisy, the San Diego hosting committee for Romney's March 16, 2007 campaign fundraiser includes one of the biggest financiers for the embryonic stem cell industry. What makes that revelation even more distasteful is the fact that Romney has stated the reason he converted to being pro-life is the fact that human embryos are so easily killed during embryonic stem cell research. Here is how Romney recently described his pro-life converstion:
He describes himself as pro-life, argues that Roe v. Wade should be replaced with state abortion regulations, and cites the science he studied amid a legislative debate over embryonic stem cell research as the basis for his position.
Romney says his moment of illumination about the immorality of abortion came two years ago during a meeting with an embryonic stem cell researcher.
"The comment was made that this really wasn't a moral issue, because the embryos were terminated or destroyed at 14 days," Romney said during a recent campaign stop in Mount Pleasant, S.C., in a reprise of other recent explanations of his thinking on abortion.
Enter Malin Burnham: Host Committee member for the San Diego Romney fundraiser; major financier for the California embryonic stem cell industry.
Although he has recently attempted to revamp his public persona to appear pro-life, Romney's historical pro-abortion fanaticism is now being renewed via one member on the hosting committee for his March 16, 2007 San Diego presidential fundraiser. One of the individuals hosting Romney in San Diego has been one of the most dedicated financial contributors to embryonic stem cell research in California. This individual is wealthy San Diego businessman Malin Burnham. Malin Burnham gave $50,000 to Prop. 71, the 2004 California initiative that authorized spending $6 billion in public funds for a state embryonic stem cell research enterprise that will eventually kill multiple thousands of growing human babies during unproven and wasteful medical experiments.
Take a look at the documentation for the Prop. 71 initiative contributions from Malin Burnham:
Committee Name: YES ON 71: COALITION FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH AND CURES
BURNHAM MALIN, BURNHAM REAL ESTATE SERVICES, CHAIRMAN, SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
Malin Burnham is one of the most fanatical supporters of exterminating human embryos for embryonic stem cell experimentation. Burnham further demonstrated his commitment to the the destruction of human embryos for medical experimentation purposes during a 2005 meeting with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). CIRM was established by the passage of Prop. 71 to administrate for the state the taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell organization. The following transcript from that meeting in 2005 details Malin Burnham's comments on embryonic stem cell research:
"MR. BURNHAM: MY NAME IS MALIN BURNHAM. I'M A NATIVE OF SAN DIEGO. I'M GOING TO TALK FAST BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME. I'M SIMPLY A REAL ESTATE GUY. I'VE ALSO BEEN INVOLVED
WITH THE BURNHAM INSTITUTE FOR OVER 20 YEARS AS ITS CHIEF CHEERLEADER. SOME PEOPLE TODAY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE. AT THE BURNHAM INSTITUTE, BEFORE LAST NOVEMBER'S ELECTION, WE HAD OVER A HUNDRED FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT PEOPLE WORKING IN STEM CELL RESEARCH. WE'RE DOING IT NOW. ONE THING THAT WE NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON IS WHAT'S BEST FOR YOUR STAFF. IN 40 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE WORK, MY COLLEAGUES AND I HAVE PUT TENANTS INTO MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF SQUARE FEET, AND NEVER HAVE USED A SCORECARD TO DO IT. I BELIEVE THAT'S BOGUS, AND YOU SHOULDN'T DO IT. WE ARE -- WE ARE SUGGESTING YOU PUT YOUR STAFF IN THE EPICENTER OF THE STRONGEST, DEEPEST, CLOSEST KNIT CLUSTER OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES AND PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, NOT JUST SAN DIEGO. I REST MY CASE."
And What About That Pro-Gay Romney Host Committee Fundraiser?
It Get's Worse - Much Worse: The castastrophic information now coming forth regarding the Malin Burnham-Embryonic Stem Cell-Romney relvelations are not the only trouble spots for the Romney "family values" charade. Take for example the woman who is coordinating the San Diego event for Romney, Karolyn Dorsee. Karolyn Dorsee has made a career out of promoting and raising campaign funds for pro-abortion and pro-gay California candidates. Take a look at what one San Diego homosexual activist recently said about Dorsee in his column in the Gay and Lesbian Times:
While attending a San Diego luncheon with pro-abortion California Governor Arnold Schwarznegger, transvestite homosexual activist Nicole Murray Ramirez said this of Karolyn Dorsee: "I recently went to the very beautiful and exclusive Grand Del Mar, which was the site of a very intimate lunch with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and special guest George Schultz, the former secretary of state. In attendance with me were Bob Lehman and Tom Felkner of GLBT (Gay and Lesbian) Vote 2006. A special thank you to one of my favorite ladies, Karolyn Dorsee, a friend of mine who is one of the top movers and shakers on the West Coast. She made sure we were treated like true VIPs – or queens, if you’d prefer! Every time I meet Gov. Schwarzenegger I am more impressed because he is down to earth and tells it like it is. While as a gay man and a Latino I do not agree with the governor on all of our issues, I do believe he is the best candidate to lead our state forward."
While Romney is desperately attempting to cause conservative voters to forget about his long history of abortion and homosexual activism while serving as Governor of Massachusetts, the fact that he has hired Dorsee to handle his fundraising event in California is sure to destroy much of the false "family values" image that he has recently attempted to create. Among many of Dorsee's long list of abortion and gay-friendly clients in the last two decades are pro-abortion Governor Pete Wilson and pro-gay Republican San Diego mayoral candidate Steve Francis. Here is what the San Diego Union Tribune reported about the relationship between pro-gay civil unions candidate Steve Francis and Dorsee:
"Backers of business executive Steve Francis announced in an e-mail that he has hired a "campaign dream team" and put $500,000 of his own money into a campaign account. His team includes George Gorton, a political adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Gov. Pete Wilson; political consultant Joe Shumate; Republican media guru Don Sipple, whose clients have included Wilson, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Schwarzenegger; former Bush campaign spokeswoman Mindy Tucker Fletcher; and veteran San Diego fundraiser Karolyn Dorsee."
Former California Governor Pete Wilson is perhaps the single biggest point in the state's history for paving the way for the liberalization of the state Repubican Party. As a committed supporter of abortion rights, Wilson surrounded himself with likeminded abortion supporters. That is what makes the relationship between Wilson and Dorsee extremely problematic for the newly proclaimed pro-life label being worn by Mitt Romey. Here is what Union Tribune columnist Diane Bell said about the Wilson-Dorsee relationship in her April 4, 2006 column:
"Throughout much of Wilson's political career, the former governor was assigned a driver. But Wilson himself was behind the wheel when his longtime fundraiser Karolyn Dorsee and former staffers Kathy Holladay and Cathy Poncabare needed a lift from their hotel to the party. “It was a strange feeling,” says Dorsee . ."
Dorsee's involvement with candidates has also benefited one of the most aggressive pro-abortion, pro-gay Democrats in San Diego history. During Barbara Switzer Groth's 2002 campaign for the San Dieguito Union High School District, both Dorsee and liberal San Diego City Councilman Scott Peters endorsed Switzer-Groth's campaign (http://smartvoter.org/2002/11/05/ca/sd/vote/groth_b/endorse.html). Peters and his wife are huge financial donors to the San Diego County Planned Parenthood organization. Thanks to the endorsements of Karolyn Dorsee and Scott Peters, Switzer-Groth was elected to the school board. Returning the favor, Groth then endorsed Democrat Scott Peters for reelection to the city council in 2004 (http://peters.sitebuilder.completecampaigns.com/news/newsitem.php?section=EDO&id=891&showcat=5). Peter's went on to oppose saving the Mt. Soledad Cross, he declared a day of honor in the city for the retiring CEO of the county Planned Parenthood organization, and he forced the city to celebrate the San Diego Gay Pride festival in 2006.
- Dark Money, From San Diego To New England -
The Commonwealth PAC
They always say, "Follow the money," if you want to find out where a candidate's heart and soul really lie. Here is what Romney said about abortion during his 1994 senatorial campaign against Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy:
"Romney ran against Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 1994. During a debate, Romney declared: 'I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a US Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.' "
While Romney is attempting to diffuse his lifetime of support for abortion rights by new claims of being pro-life, his recent financial campaign records reveal more about his current thoughts on supporting abortion than anything else. Romney has raised millions of dollars via a political action committee called The Commonwealth PAC (http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2006/10/romney_bulks_up_1.html). Amazingly, a number of the individuals listed on the San Diego hosting committee for the Romney San Diego fundraiser are also listed as donors to Romney's Commonwealth PAC (http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.asp?strID=C00403022&cycle=2006):
Jonathan Bullen,$5,000; Robert Allen, $5,000; Frank Gaughan $5,000; Sheree Gaughan, $5,000; Randlyn Reinhart, $5,000; Gary Sabin, $5,000; John Alexander II, $5,000; Daryl Allen, $5,000; Christopher Crane, $5,000; Dieter Kuster, $5,000; Marshall Merrifield, $5,000; Virginia Merrifield, $5,000; John Ord, $5,000; Laurie Romney, $5,000; Matthew Romney, $5,000; Valerie Sabin, $5,000; Kenneth Satterlee, $5,000; Julie Bullen, $5,000; Bill Johnson, $2,000; John Smoot, $1,000;
Further evidence proving a pattern of dishonesty on the part of Romney's family values charade is revealed by the distribution of funds from The Commonwealth PAC. While Romney is claiming to be supportive of traditional marriage in America, his refusal to intervene in the gay marriage debacle in Massachusetts during his governorship demonstrates his clear weakness in defense of conservative family values. In fact, Romney not only sought out the endorsement of the extremist homosexual group Log Cabin Republicans when he ran for governor, but he published an endorsement letter during his senatorial campaign (http://massresistance.org/docs/marriage/romney/record/RomneyLogCabinLetter.pdf).
Romney's Commonwealth PAC further disputes Romney's new pro-traditional marriage claims. For example, The Commonwealth PAC gave Ohio Senator Mike DeWine $3,000 in the summer of 2006. DeWine refused to support his own state's amendent to ban gay marriage which greatly contributed to his defeat in the 2006 general election.
Romney's Commonwealth PAC also gave $2,000 to rabidly pro-homosexual Republican Congresswoman Deborah Pryce for her 2006 reelection bid. The gay activist group Log Cabin Republicans called Pryce one of their allies in 2006 (http://online.logcabin.org/news_views/reading-room-back-up/log-cabin-republicans-blast.html) and endorsed her in 2004 (www.logcabin.org/logcabinsv/elections_2004.html).
Demonstrating even more ethics problems in the Romney camp, his Commonwealth PAC gave convicted Republican Congressman Bob Ney $1,000 on June 28, 2006, months after it was clear that Ney was going to be convicted for crimes that ultimately sent him to prison (www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-09-15-ney_x.htm).
Whether America decides to forgoe more of the same flip-flopping and deceptive politics cominng from Mitt Romney remains to be seen. Whether America has had enough of the same old stale political menu that has given recent presidential campaigns the likes of John Kerry, Bill Clinton and now Mitt Romney also remains to be seen. One thing is for sure though, America will only change what it can no longer tolerate.
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