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Why is Romney being supported by the Global Warming Crowd? ^ | 12 Mar 2012 | Steve Baldwin

Posted on 04/03/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

How depressing. Conservatives remain divided this election cycle while the most liberal candidate for the GOP nomination in decades continues to pile up delegates. Meanwhile, the evidence continues to mount that Romney will govern to the left of George Bush – either one. Romney’s effort to portray himself as a conservative has had great success, primarily due to a black out on Romney’s record not only by the mainstream press but also by much of the conservative media. Moreover, much of America’s conservative “leadership” has decided to give Romney a pass.

I posted a piece here a few weeks ago about Romney’s aggressive effort to promote global warming in Massachusetts, policies that have largely been ignored in this campaign. Since that piece was posted, more evidence has surfaced that Romney will govern as a global warming zealot. It turns out that one of Romney’s largest donors is Julian Robertson Jr., who has given $1.3 million to the pro-Romney Super Pac, Restore our Future. Robertson serves on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund and was a big cheerleader for Obama’s 2009 Cap-and-Trade bill. When Robertson’s office was questioned about Romney’s views on global warming, a spokesperson responded that, “he [Robertson] has confidence that Romney, once he’s in there, will do the right thing.” Can you spell SELL-OUT?

But that’s not all. A number of other global warming zealots are backing Romney including billionaire Trammel Crow and Rob Sisson, who heads up a group called Republicans for Environmental Protection. And one of Romney’s economic advisors is Greg Mankiw, who has spent much of his career pushing for a carbon tax to finance all the wacky global warming programs of the type Mitt pushed in Massachusetts. Also advising Romney on environmental issues are James Connaughton, a cap-and-trader who headed up Bush’s Council of Environmental Quality, and Jeff Holmstead, a Bush EPA official known for his extreme global warming views. But this isn’t surprising given the fact Romney hired hard-left environmentalist John Holdren – now Obama’s science advisor – to be a key advisor while Governor of Massachusetts.

Robertson, Crow, Sisson, etc. must know something we don’t. That’s right, we’re being set up folks. We’re being screwed by the RINO wing of the GOP. Yet conservatives by the thousands continue to vote for Romney like lemmings crawling to water.

Part of the reason why this is happening is that many of America’s leading conservatives have remained silent or neutral in this race. Many leaders are tied to groups that took money from one of Romney’s six PACS over the last six years and so they either cheerlead for Romney or stay silent. And then there are many conservatives supporting Romney in hopes of receiving a position in his administration. You know, the “career first, America last” types.

Sadly, even several Tea Party-supported politicians have endorsed Romney, such as South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, Jason Chaffetz, Christine O’Donnell and Senator Jim DeMint (DeMint claims he hasn’t endorsed Romney but all his staff member have and he publicly promotes Romney as a conservative on a daily basis). And one can guess why. Haley took $36,000 from Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC for her 2010 campaign. Chaffetz took $7,000 from Romney and O’Donnell received $5,000. And Senator DeMint, a guy I used to think was a conservative superstar, took $20,000 from Romney the last few cycles. These people have allowed Romney’s wealth to jade their judgment since all of them surely know about Romney’s liberal record.

But it gets worse, FEC records shows that Romney poured close to a million dollars into the coffers of 167 congressional and senate candidates during the 2010 cycle. And that’s not counting the $404,000 given to state and local GOP parties in 2010. But the buy-off money wasn’t just given out willy-nilly. The Romney team targeted the bulk of the money to candidates, groups, and local parties in states in which they felt Romney was weakest – South Carolina, for example. That’s why South Carolina Governor Haley and Sen. DeMint received more money than most – but they probably thought that Romney just really liked them. Talk about naive. Needless to say, glowing pro-Romney statements from people like Haley and DeMint convinced many conservative voters it’s ok to vote for Romney. That’s the whole plan Jim and Nikki. For God’s sake, wake up.

Aside from the slew of conservative groups, publications and think tanks that took money from Romney and now proclaim him a conservative, we shouldn’t forget Team Romney’s covert operations. For example, one group was formed called “Evangelicals for Mitt,” headed by David and Nancy French. Its main purpose is the propagandizing of evangelicals into believing Romney is a superstar on the social issues. Their website simply parrots items given to them by the Romney campaign and they’ve done a tremendous job covering up the fact that Governor Romney carried out perhaps the most aggressive gay rights agenda of any governor in American history.

EFM also does a great job pooh-poohing the idea that Romney illegally, and in violation of his constitutional oath, implemented same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Apparently, they know more about this issue than a slew of constitutional scholars who have looked at what Romney did and concluded he violated the state constitution by ordering his clerks to marry same-sex couples — in the complete absence of any legislative authority. But it took Time Magazine to expose this phony group: “campaign finance experts say the couple’s group looks like a thinly disguised extension of the Romney campaign.” Well, duh. The article details how some of Romney’s big donors finance this group and how EFM’s founders are tied into the Romney campaign. But why did it take a Time reporter to expose this front group?

The strategy of dumping money into the coffers of hundreds of conservative congressmen, groups and party entities, not to mention the creation of front groups designed to mislead conservative voters, is surely one of the biggest stories of the 2012 campaign, but no one in the conservative movement will talk or write about it. Meanwhile, every time Romney opens his month, he lets slip once again that he doesn’t possess any core convictions. One week he’s praising the Chinese for how productive they are due to their efficient regulators (kind of like praising Hitler for making the trains run on time). And the next week he babbling about supporting minimum wage hikes indexed to the Consumer Price Index. Such a policy, of course, would lead to minimum wage hikes on an annual basis and drive the cost of doing business through the roof. That’s a hell of a jobs plan.

Romney doesn’t have a conservative worldview and never has. His advisors and big donors all hail from the liberal wing of the party. He’s using bought-off politicians and front groups to sucker conservatives, tea partiers and the Christian right into thinking he’s one of them, but once elected, he will make George W. Bush look like a hard-line conservative. But that’s assuming he will be elected. If the history of RINO presidential candidates is any indication, Obama will beat him in November. And the folks to blame for this disaster will be our own conservative “leadership” for their failure to speak out against him.

KEYWORDS: romney

1 posted on 04/03/2012 1:57:40 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Because when Newt stopped campaigning they had no other choice?


2 posted on 04/03/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: SoConPubbie

To the headline: Why? Because Romney supports man made global warming - it’s that simple.

3 posted on 04/03/2012 2:01:23 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: icwhatudo
Santorum calls "global warming" a hoax.
4 posted on 04/03/2012 2:05:08 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: svcw

Just as you can’t out-act Alec Baldwin, you can’t out-global-warm a democrat.

Don’t even try.

5 posted on 04/03/2012 2:06:09 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: SoConPubbie
Romney is delusional.

As far as governing from the Left is concerned, even if he were elected we'll have to impeach him.

Frankly I"m tired of the used car salesmen running government.

6 posted on 04/03/2012 2:06:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SoConPubbie

"because Odungo will steal their money"

7 posted on 04/03/2012 2:07:37 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: SoConPubbie

They don’t think Gingrich can win.

8 posted on 04/03/2012 2:12:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SoConPubbie

It’s because the Left WANTS Romney to be the nominee because Conservatives will stay home in large enough numbers for Obama to win. So the big money leftist groups are pouring money into his campaign. Look at most of the big states RomneyCare has won: Ohio, Florida, Michigan - even in Iowa - he’s had to come from FAR behind in every one of them to overtake either Gingrich or Santorum. Or both. And the only reason he won any of them was a series of attack ads against his opponents rather than ads advocating why he’s the guy for the job. The leftists understand this, and they are largely running this campaign strategy of attack - after all, it’s all the left knows how to do. But that’s why he’s getting money from the big lefty groups. Suspect we’ll discover more of them funneling $$$ to him in the coming weeks.

9 posted on 04/03/2012 2:18:16 PM PDT by antonico
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To: antonico
Ohio, Florida, Michigan - even in Iowa

Notice that they were all virtual ties. Michigan was a tie till an after the vote rule change gave Mitty a 2 delegate lead.
10 posted on 04/03/2012 2:34:44 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: icwhatudo; TigersEye; All
Because when Newt stopped campaigning they had no other choice?

Watch this (hattip to TigersEye) and keep two things in mind.

1. In the first 60 seconds of the clip, UNDERSTAND that the half-beseeching, half-chastizing words of Henry Waxman urging Gingrich to make it so Republicans work with Democrats in "solving" an imaginary problem via the crushing, tyrannical "cap and trade" model, would be EAGERLY MET if Romney was president. EAGERLY MET, and Democrats would get all the credit for being "bipartisan" under a Republican president.

Rationalize all one wants, but voting FOR the Republican Party leadership to do just that, in order to indulge in the illusion of voting "against" Obama, is nuts.

2. Gingrich, testifying before the House Energy & Commerce Subommittee, hardly comes across in the clip -- and even less in this one, as a guy the Global Warming Crowd would support.

That Newt even gives "global warming" the time of day when he is educated enough to suggest Gore join him on a trip to the American Museum of Natural History or to the Smithsonian, is disappointing to say the least, and is a pretty crappy reflection on Gingrich. But just the same, in this fight, as these two video clips demonstrate, Newt is on the right side. Romney, on the other hand, is on the side of utter tyranny.

May God foil and vanquish Henry Waxman, Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney -- and Godspeed Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and other limited government social conservatives.

11 posted on 04/03/2012 3:17:21 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Finny

Thanks for the ping. Are you sure I lead you to that because I don’t recall seeing it before. Waxman is scared to death to let Gingrich say anything. lol

12 posted on 04/03/2012 3:32:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: nickcarraway

No, it’s because the RNC is AFRAID Newt will win!

13 posted on 04/03/2012 3:49:57 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: TigersEye
Thanks to you (and I hope you're doing well!) -- yes, actually, I linked two youtubes in the post above; you pinged me to the second one a few months ago. I just searched it down for this thread, and saw the clip with Waxman on the same youtube page so linked it also above (first, as it happened) because it was so appropriate for warning what manner of folks Romney would be endearing the Republican party to -- Waxman. Piss on Mitt Romney.

Godspeed Newt Gingrich!

14 posted on 04/03/2012 4:01:58 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Finny

Doing well and I hope you are too. I didn’t notice the second link. Yeah, I do remember that one. Newt totally destroys Algore’s propaganda.

15 posted on 04/03/2012 4:05:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Should tell you sometbibg about wbo he really is!

16 posted on 04/03/2012 4:59:22 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: SoConPubbie
A lot of big money Republicans are licking their chops at the prospect of a cap and trade scheme run by Wall Street. The profit potential of a mandatory policy is enormous and will generate income for big money investors at every stage, no matter the damage it does to an economy already on life support.

I'm a registered Pennsylvania Republican and I'm voting for Rick Santorum on the 24th.

Rick is right! Human caused global warming is a hoax.

17 posted on 04/04/2012 7:14:11 PM PDT by StopGlobalWhining (Buy a US Govt Railpass to visit Obamavilles in all 57 states on the Intercontinental Railroad)
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To: SoConPubbie

Idiots of a feather flock together...

18 posted on 04/04/2012 7:21:14 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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