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Mark Levin: Paul Ryan says to rally around Romney, but why should I? Just because he said so?
the Right Scoop ^ | March 31st, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/01/2012 2:03:46 PM PDT by Sun

It’s very painful to watch all these politicians – even some who are conservatives, don’t get me wrong, but they’re politicians nonetheless – that we all have to rally around, rally around…

Let me tell you something. We have to rally around the Constitution. We have to rally around our children and grandchildren. We have to rally around principles, tried and true principles based on human experience. This isn’t about rallying around some politician. It’s about fighting for our country, taking our country back. This is the process.

But to hear some of these numbskulls who think they’re so smart tell us “yeah there’ve been some people out there who’ve really divided us“. Well then I guess we shouldn’t have a primary! I guess we shouldn’t look at anybody’s record! I guess we should just say ‘John McCain you’re it, Bob Dole you’re it, another Bush you’re it, eh Romney you’re it, this one’s it‘, why do we go through the process? In other words that’s just about as stupid as you can to get to make comments like that.

He goes on to suggest that just because Paul Ryan says to rally around Romney, doesn’t make him want to change his mind.

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Just want to add, that I listened to the Mark Levin show that night, and he did say he LOVED Paul Ryan, BUT........

Rick Santorum good naturedly said (paraphrasing), on one of the Sunday tv shows today, that Paul Ryan (and Rubio) are young and can make mistakes. :)

Also, it's no secret that Rick Santorum is Mark's favorite candidate.

1 posted on 04/01/2012 2:03:50 PM PDT by Sun
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To: Antoninus; Lazlo in PA; Clintonfatigued; AmericanInTokyo; American Constitutionalist

FYI


2 posted on 04/01/2012 2:04:35 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
He goes on to suggest that just because Paul Ryan says to rally around Romney, doesn’t make him want to change his mind.

I agree. Milt will have to personally cut me a check for my support just like he did for these dopes that are endorsing him.

3 posted on 04/01/2012 2:08:55 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sun; no dems; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; JulieRNR21; metmom; Jacquerie

I will not vote for Mittens Romney in the primary. As for the general, I can be persuaded to support him, but I’m not committed to it.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Sun

Not Milt. NEVER.

EVERY advantage is gone with Romney.

The GOP could win on eligibility alone.

... On the economy alone (The DNC will point to what
Romney did to Mass.)

... On RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE alone.


5 posted on 04/01/2012 2:11:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sun

I heard Mark say it too on his national radio program, thank you for sharing this Sun.

I wish I could find the quote, Mark also said something like, People notice, the “insiders” are endorsing Romney.

It’s going to happen, more “enlightenment” soon.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 2:11:23 PM PDT by stpio
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To: Lazlo in PA

I find it interesting that some FReepers who screeched long and loud about Santorum’s endorsement of Arlen Specter years ago are now rationalizing supporting Romney for political reasons.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 2:11:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sun

I have seen no reason for any conservative to want to rally around Romney.


8 posted on 04/01/2012 2:14:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sun

ANY Republican in the White House will be better than what we have. If conservatives refuse to vote for the Republican nominee because he is “not conservative” enough, then they will probably not have to worry about voting in 2016.


9 posted on 04/01/2012 2:16:29 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Sun

I’ll support any Republican over Obama.

I’ll also support just about any Republican in a brokered convention over Romney, and hence support any strategy needed to bring that about.

That’s my stance, and I’m sticking with it until November.


10 posted on 04/01/2012 2:21:47 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Sun
Mark would have voted for Rick Santorum but the GOP establishment/Mitt Romney fix was in that had only the Mendacious Massachusetts Mittens and The Nut on the ballot in Virginia.
11 posted on 04/01/2012 2:24:29 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Rick or Mitt take your pick.")
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To: GeronL

Obama winning a second term is the reason..

Even Breitbart, in his last speech, said that he would rally around whoever gets the nomination.

We are all Breitbart now.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Sun

Never.

Will not vote the enemy into my own camp.

Santorum 2012


13 posted on 04/01/2012 2:30:57 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Sun

Isn’t the real question how we can get conservative, tea-party, people into the many House and Senate seats that are available, this year, with this a$$ at the top of the ticket?

I could pull the lever in the booth for him, given Zero as the alternative, but I would do ABSOLUTELY nothing else for his campaign. He won’t win, anyway, but he is going to sabotage a lot of good candidates in the House and Senate.

I think that this is his purpose.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: antidemoncrat

Romney will be WORSE than Obama re-elected.

BOTH GIVE THE SAME THING.

But Obama will be impeached immediately.


15 posted on 04/01/2012 2:32:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: antidemoncrat
ANY Republican......he is “not conservative” enough,

Mitt isn't even a R - where are you getting " not conservative enough" from? The GOP E, the media!! You ate their propaganda - don't regurgitate it here!!

Now tell me what is Republican about this....
PRO HOMO, PRO ABORTION, anti traditional marriage, appointment of liberal judges, anti gun, BIG Gov't socialistic heathcare.

That's Mitt's record - LIBERAL - all the way! And add that MA, under his admin, was 47 in the nation for unemployment!

He's a snake in the grass POS FRAUD to represent himself as an R. He's got nothing to prove it - and him saying he is - I'll add, he is a KNOWN LIAR.

16 posted on 04/01/2012 2:32:41 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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mark


17 posted on 04/01/2012 2:33:12 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Obama winning a second term is the reason..

Obamney IS Robama's second term.

If the GOPe succeeds in shoving Dole III down our throats the GOP party will be sleeping with the Whigs.

I'll write in Sarah or Newt, or vote Constitution Party or even Libertarian. My advice to anybody who suggests rallying around Obamney is to GFYS.

18 posted on 04/01/2012 2:33:36 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: antidemoncrat

“ANY Republican in the White House will be better than what we have. If conservatives refuse to vote for the Republican nominee because he is “not conservative” enough, then they will probably not have to worry about voting in 2016.”

“Not conservative enough” implies not settling for a flawed candidate who has some redeeming qualities.

Romney is a Dem Trojan horse trying to take over the Pubs from the inside.

Romney’s dad was a student and supporter of Saul Alinsky.

Socialism is bad, whether it has a D or an R by it’s name.

We’ve got to TRY to stop him in the primaries.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 2:47:12 PM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: Sirius Lee

Not only would Romney be Obama’s second term, it’d be a second term without any Republican resistance.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 2:50:23 PM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: Sun
There was a time when I thought Ryan was the real thing.

I am so easily fooled.

21 posted on 04/01/2012 2:56:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sun

No way


22 posted on 04/01/2012 3:02:10 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: antidemoncrat

“ANY Republican in the White House will be better than what we have.”

RINOmney???????? A Republican????? Ha!


23 posted on 04/01/2012 3:02:40 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldnÂ’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I didn’t vote for Mitt in the primary here in Florida & refuse to vote for him in the November election. I held my nose & voted the party line for Dole & McCain & won’t do it again. As a previous Democrat then Republican it looks like I’m moving to Independent as the parties keep moving to the left & no longer represent my views. The Dems are now the Socialist Party, the Republicans the Democrat Party & I among others are left out as Conservatives.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 3:03:55 PM PDT by jrcats
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
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25 posted on 04/01/2012 3:10:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: redinIllinois
Romney’s dad was a student and supporter of Saul Alinsky

Sure he was. The president of American Motors. Nice April Fools joke.

26 posted on 04/01/2012 3:17:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: cripplecreek
"I find it interesting that some FReepers who screeched long and loud about Santorum’s endorsement of Arlen Specter years ago are now rationalizing supporting Romney for political reasons."

I'm seeing a fair number of people going soft on Romney, and it's disturbing.

27 posted on 04/01/2012 3:21:19 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Sun

Ship of fools is getting crowded.

Jeb Bush
HW Bush
Marko Rubio
Paul Ryan
John Bolton
Nikki Haley
Kelly Ayotte
John Sununu
Rob Portman
Ann Coulter
Jim Demint
Dan Quale
Eric Cantor
Donald Trump
Michael Medved
Dennis Miller

Although Herman Cain had the best chance of defeating the Kenyan Candidate, Newt is the smartest one left in the 4 remaining and would get the most done if elected president. Santorum’s voting record in senate scares me.


28 posted on 04/01/2012 3:21:25 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. Greek tragedy on the way here.)
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To: hinckley buzzard; redinIllinois
"Sure he was. The president of American Motors. Nice April Fools joke."

I just googled "George Romney Saul Alinsky." It seems Romney conferred with Alinsky and believed people should listen to him.

I'm not surprised at anything that falls when the Romney tree gets shaken.

29 posted on 04/01/2012 3:30:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: stpio

“Mark also said something like, People notice, the “insiders” are endorsing Romney.”

This Group Think gets on our nerves, and only makes us want to fight for Santorum more!


30 posted on 04/01/2012 3:33:13 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: antidemoncrat

Olympia Snowe would be better? Susan Collins would be better? Meghan McCain would be better? Are we certain of this?

I would say ALMOST any Republican, because some are just liberals with an (R) next to their name. In a sense they are worse because they’ll tell you THEY are the genuine Republican and you’re not, and then you’ll have people saying you have to stop criticizing them because we don’t criticize our own (which is exactly what we bash the democrats for not doing).


31 posted on 04/01/2012 3:33:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: cripplecreek

“I find it interesting that some FReepers who screeched long and loud about Santorum’s endorsement of Arlen Specter years ago are now rationalizing supporting Romney for political reasons.”

Yup.


32 posted on 04/01/2012 3:34:28 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun; All

IMO, anyone that gives aid and comfort to Romney - to include passive support - loses any and all credibility with me.

That he can win the GOP primary is as big, or more so, an outrage to me as than Obama was elected POTUS in 2008.

I expect the general electorate to be stupid. However, when the GOP is....I won’t cut it a break. The party of Ronald Reagan has gone down the toilet.


33 posted on 04/01/2012 3:35:31 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: antidemoncrat

“ANY Republican in the White House will be better than what we have. If conservatives refuse to vote for the Republican nominee because he is “not conservative” enough, then they will probably not have to worry about voting in 2016.”

HOWEVER, this is the PRIMARY season, and we still have a chance to get a CONSERVATIVE in the White House.

Romney doesn’t have as many delegates as he has claimed, because the RNC rules require that states, who held their primaries before April 1, cannot be Winner-Take-All states, so Romney will lose delegates, including Florida.


34 posted on 04/01/2012 3:38:22 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: redinIllinois

“We’ve got to TRY to stop him in the primaries.”

And pledge to NEVER support him in a general election. It is the only way to possibly salvage the GOP before it becomes a milder form of the DNC.


35 posted on 04/01/2012 3:38:38 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: COUNTrecount

“Even Breitbart, in his last speech, said that he would rally around whoever gets the nomination.”

Which hopefully will be Santorum, especially if we don’t cave this early.


36 posted on 04/01/2012 3:42:32 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I see a fair number coming out of the closet for Romney, since I think Jim Rob has relaxed the zot a bit for romneybots.

Interestingly some of the people who used to frequent the Palin threads two or three years ago to disparage her and her potential candidacy, are the ones who are ABO (meaning for Romney).

37 posted on 04/01/2012 3:45:59 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: entropy12

Let’s get real. Herman Cain did not have a chance of beating anybody.


38 posted on 04/01/2012 3:54:04 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Clintonfatigued

If Mitt gets the nomination, even if he wins the election, we need to start a new party on Nov. 7 which excludes the GOP establishment. At a minimum it should help scare Willard to right on his policies, should he win.


39 posted on 04/01/2012 3:55:20 PM PDT by chickenlips (Mitt Romney, like John McCain but with less appeal)
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To: Sun
My own personal analogy is everytime one of these ' so called conservatives'... join forces with Romney.....

...it's like weeding out the tares from the wheat.

GO WHEAT!!!....PRESS ON SANTORUM!

40 posted on 04/01/2012 3:58:03 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Sun

After voting for the RINO McCain, who lost and gave us Obama, I promised myself I would never vote for a RINO again. Romney is a RINO and so I can never vote for him..


41 posted on 04/01/2012 4:03:02 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Diogenesis

“Romney will be WORSE than Obama re-elected.”

*Supreme Court justice nominees
*Energy policy
*Tax policy
*Debt reduction policy
*Russia, Iran, Israel policies

Can we mark you down in the Obama column, the
stay home column, or the slightly given to
hyperbole column?


42 posted on 04/01/2012 4:04:41 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Sun
It seems Romney is going to be the GOP nominee.

It's clear that Romney is a pragmatic opportunist, not an ideologue.

He seems to have honed the concept of situational political philosophy to an art form.

I really don't care what he had to say to get elected Gov in the anti GOP political insane asylum that is Massachusetts.

FWIW, Romney Care actually makes sense in a state where the irresponsible politicians and judges have already mandated lavish and unlimited FREE medical care to just about everyone in the state, including illegals. Somebody has to pay for it all.

Perhaps it would be a better idea to pin Romney down to reasonably conservative positions on the current issues and on the kind of Supreme Court justices he would appoint rather than dismiss him put of hand.

No way can Romney be worse than Obama, and if Obama gets elected for a second term our country as we know it is finished for good

43 posted on 04/01/2012 4:06:58 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: cripplecreek

The same people who went on the warpath against Santorum will no doubt say we have no choice but to back Romney now.

lol.

I think Romney was their choice all along.


44 posted on 04/01/2012 4:08:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Guenevere

Good analogy.


45 posted on 04/01/2012 4:16:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Milt will have to personally cut me a check for my support just like he did for these dopes that are endorsing him.”

Well, Democrats do buy followers- and that’s what he is, regardless of what letter is next to his name.


46 posted on 04/01/2012 4:17:07 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: SaraJohnson

Obama will again get 95% of votes from African-Americans. Without them Obama would have a very difficult time winning in 2012. Cain was the only candidate who had a chance to get 15 to 20% of that vote. Newt, Rick, Mitt or Paul will not get more than 5%.


47 posted on 04/01/2012 4:18:05 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. Greek tragedy on the way here.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Mark Levin did say that he would vote for Romney IF he becomes the nominee.

But it’s way too soon to give up. If conservatives are not afraid, we CAN have a CONSERVATIVE nominee, Rick Santorum.


48 posted on 04/01/2012 4:18:34 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sivad

*Supreme Court justice nominees
*Energy policy
*Tax policy
*Debt reduction policy
*Russia, Iran, Israel policies

I don’t see Romney being any different or much different on any of those things.


49 posted on 04/01/2012 4:20:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Mark Levin did say that he would vote for Romney IF he becomes the nominee.

But it’s way too soon to give up. If conservatives are not afraid, we CAN have a CONSERVATIVE nominee, Rick Santorum.


50 posted on 04/01/2012 4:20:39 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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