Skip to comments.Join the Romney Rally Saturday in Norfolk
Posted on 08/09/2012 4:08:24 AM PDT by moneyrunner
This Saturday morning there will be a Romney rally in Norfolk, Virginia at Nauticus. Any Freepers in Tidewater Virginia are especially welcome.
yeah, right - after his comments on gay Boy Scouts the only reason I would go to a Romney rally would be to find directions to the Virgil Goode rally.
Romney must have been thrilled when Obama won. “Finally, someone far worse than me! I’ll have a chance in 2012.”
I plan to vote for him but wouldn’t cross the street to see him.
You forgot the barf alert.
I didn't realize that Virgil Goode had a chance to beat Obama this fall.
When Obama beat McCain in 2008, Im not sure what was going through Romneys mind, but Im fairly confident that one lesson he took away from it was that the next Republican facing Obama should not be the racial coward that McCain was. McCain was the media candidate and he may have been stupid enough to be shocked when they turned against him after he was nominated. If I had the power I would anoint Sarah Palin as President, but since she is not running I would vote for a syphilitic camel over Obama. If you are not a fan of Romney, thats OK with me. But if you wont support him during this election you and a bag of rocks have a common intellect.
Thanks for your vote. It indicates that you recognize that Obama cant be allowed to have a second term. If thats the case, it would help not only to vote but to encourage others to vote for Romney also. Thats the reason Im going to the rally. I have always stayed away from events like this because they bore me and I have better things to do. But the election this year is crucial. Obama must go and if that means voting and rallying for the Not Obama Im your man.
Im really rather surprised by the responses so far. I realize that Romney is not the candidate of choice for the Right, but the reaction makes me wonder about the kind of people here. I have already experienced a few mean-spirited attacks by people who dont want bloggers on this site. Im beginning to think that most of you are not serious.
I thought that it would be self-evident that anyone who loves his country would be preferable to Obama who does not. Forced to choose between Obama and Carter, I would choose Carter (who until Obama held the title as the worst president in the last 100 years). Between Obama and Clinton I would choose Clinton, for the same reason although Clinton was a lying whoremonger. Forced to choose between Obama, Carter, Clinton and Romney its Romney by a mile. He may not have the ideological purity and common touch of Sarah Palin but hes a proven turn-around artist and the good Lord knows we need to turn this country around. Thats why Im going to a rally for a man I didnt support in the primaries. This is a choice between good and evil and Im choosing sides.
I voted for Ron Paul in the primary but you Goode cultists are beyond sick in the head.
A Paulista? No wonder you are supporting Romney.
I didnt vote for Romney during the primary and I thought that there were other candidates who I would have preferred. My own preference is Sarah Palin, but she chose not to run. I liked Herman Cains passion and good humor, I liked Newt Gingrichs intellect and willingness to attack the media, Rick Perry showed he could govern a great state; Rick Santorum was steadfast in his faith. All of the primary candidates had excellent features. They all eventually lost and not because of any RINO conspiracy, but because they failed to convince enough people that they could rescue the country from Obama. Each of his opponents took the lead for a while but like in a horse race they faded at the finish. Romney has a good shot at taking Obama out of the oval office. Once we stop digging the hole wherere in, once the country turns back to sanity we Tea Partiers can create the basis for a rejuvenated Republican party. But we can only do it with people who recognize that elections are about setting up the potential for change. Romney may not be Ronald Reagan resurrected, but he is a move back from a bad trip.
I have to apologize. I just Googled Goode and found out that he is an honest-to-God candidate for President. I didnt know this and Im a Virginia resident. With his skill and organization he must have Obama quaking in his boots. I understand the hes already measuring the drapes in the Oval Office.
I would vote for Joran Vandersloot if that is what it took to get gaybama from office.
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA
2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA
3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly
4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA
5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.
6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming
7. Supported the Brady Bill
8. Implemented a state level Assault Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.
9. Supported TARP
10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)
11. Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)
12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions.
13. Nominated 27 Democrats (out of 36 nominations) for judgeships in MA, many of them extreme left-wingers.
Before I leave your list of grievances against Romney, let me say first that Romney is not my first choice for President, but at this point, hes my ONLY choice. Obama must be defeated. Anyone on the Right who refuses to vote for Romney out of pique, out of the belief that we can have perfection as an alternative to Obama, is delusional. Second, your willingness to use Democrat talking points without taking the time or effort to find out why and how they are fooling you is a disservice to this country and, I should add, a disservice to the principles that Jim Robinson and the people around him espouse.
"Democrat talking points"?
Are you seriously trying to suggest that Romney bears no responsibility for his liberal track record, and that any mention of it is an underhanded attack against him?
You're as bad as the Democrats who scream 'foul!' whenever we quote Obama's own words to them.
You've also got a lot of nerve trying to ally Jim Robinson to those timid and dishonored people who have shut their eyes to Romney's many transgressions against conservative traditions and principles. He may be allowing you Romneybots to post here, but make no mistake; he supports Romney about as much as he supports Obama, and has said so countless times.
By the way, if you're going to invoke someone's name in conversation, you should ping them to that post.
I also notice that you didn't refute a single one of those bullet points from Romney's record. It's no wonder that you didn't. His record is completely indefensible from a conservative point of view. His performance in office was indistinguishable from any liberal Democrat, and he's done nothing in his private life to support the contention that he bears any allegiance to the right.
Who cares what his official party affiliation is? If it walks like a Democrat and talks like a Democrat, it's a Democrat.
I get the fact that you dont like Mitt Romney. I get the fact that Romney has taken positions that neither you nor I agree with. But at this point we have a choice: Romney or Obama for the next four years. If you believe that Obama would be the better choice, then you can reel off a list of Romneys sins. If you believe that it doesnt matter who wins, you can reel off Romneys sins and Obamas sins and convince people that neither one deserves the job, but you didnt. But if you believe as I do that it makes a big difference and that our number one, two and three objective is the defeat of Obama, it makes no sense to try to convince people that Romney should not be elected. Ill let Jim Robinson tell you himself which way hell vote this November. But I would be shocked to learn that, given Jim’s antipathy toward socialism, and given a choice between Obama and Romney, he would vote to give the Big O another 4 years. (Of course in California Jim’s vote may not sway the state.)
Yeah, I guess I didn't. At least not while talking to you. Doesn't mean that I haven't posted comparisons between Obama and Romney many times. I have.
Bottom line...the differences between Obama and Romney are only in degree - not in kind. They're in foursquare agreement on the major planks of their respective agendas. That's a fact which is proven by their records.
Mark my words. There's going to be widespread buyer's remorse on the right after this guy's been in office for a while. He's going to pick up right where he left off in Massachusetts, and there won't be enough TEA in Congress to stop him. All of you who are selling out your principles to support this liberal, are going to wonder why you sold yourselves so cheaply. At least I hope you'll have enough of a conscience to stop and reflect on what you've done.
But perhaps I've read you Romney supporters wrong all along. Maybe party really is more important to you than principle.
Message to Conservaterian: Sorry it's 2016. As you know from the past 4 years there will be no elections this year. You are lucky. RINOs will not be running this year. You can vote Communist or Socialist. Enjoy your options. Thanks for your support.
Nobody cares who you vote for.
I hate the fact that I feel the need to vote for Romney, but I honestly think this nation will not survive 4 more years of Obama. Look at where we are after only 4 with him steel having to look for reelection. Yeah he doesn't have the super majority, but his decree's appear to meet no resistance. Three Supreme Court appointee's (minimum) will also have a negative effect.
Oh contraire, mon frere! Every Romneybot on this website INSISTS that I stuff my principles in a sock and line up with the rest of the lemmings to give OUR Socialist my solemn vote.
For the greater good, of course.
Never mind the fact that Mr. Romney is probably a lot more palatable to moderate Democrats, who the Romneybots ought to be campaigning to, instead of browbeating honest conservatives over the head.
I don’t like the French. At all. Though I’m quite sure that nobody cares.
Why cant I get through to you that its because of my principles I support Romney? My principles are to vote for the electable candidate that most closely approximates my conservative values. If the choice is between a socialist and a moderate, Ill vote for the moderate because (a) hell do less damage and (b) I have more influence on him.
But what Im really curious about is whether Romneys pick of Ryan as his VP has moved your opinion. Ryan is more conservative than Romney, solidly in the Tea Party ranks and has the support of Sarah Palin.
I attended the rally in Norfolk and it was packed; the lines were very long to get in and it was hot. There were people of all races, all genders and all ages. It was a crowd that looked like America.
Perhaps it's because you're trying to convince me that 'our' Socialist is somehow better than 'their' Socialist.
Oh, I can agree that Romney isn't nearly as putrid as Obama is in many ways, but in my observation, most of the differences between them are either superficial, or only in matters of degree - not kind.
Both Obama and Romney stand squarely opposed to everything that I believe in. It's no more complicated than that. You tell me that I ought to support Romney, so as to dislodge the monster, Obama. Ok, but from my point of view, there won't be any substantive difference in a Romney administration, so what exactly would compel me support him?
Frankly, folks are just going to have to get used to the idea that Romney hasn't made the sale with a lot of principled conservatives, and that in fact, he's convinced a great many of us that he and Obama are of the same ilk. Browbeating us isn't going to change our minds about him. We've seen the evidence of his cowardly liberalism, and we're repelled by it.
I suggest that you'll find more fertile pastures among the wavering Independents and moderate Democrats, than among the 'line-in-the-sand' conservatives.
Well, I can tell you what he or she wouldn't do, and that's govern like Romney and Obama have.
That's a moot point, though. Conservatives have yet again been frozen out of the presidential choice, despite the fact that we're the largest single voting block in the country.
A heinous and most despicable manipulation has been going on in the highest political circles, since at least the time of Reagan. It's designed to ensure the dominance and success of a powerful subset of people whose agenda runs exactly counter to the precepts and ideals this nation was forged upon.
They've got control of the process, and will never allow another Reagan to be elected president. This is why the Republican nominee is a documented liberal progressive this go-round. He's eminently acceptable to them.
And just like in every election since the time of Reagan, conservatives are lining up like good little sheep, and giving their stamp of approval to the manipulators' candidate.
Personally, I'd rather the whole thing go to hell, than give my approval to such treason.
I’m still curious. What would your ideal President do? For example, what would Sarah Palin do (assuming she were President)? Or is she not conservative enough? If we were able to resurrect Ronald Reagan, what would you expect him to do?
Friend, I can appreciate that you're curious as to how I feel about the above questions, but those questions are non sequitur to the topic at hand, and frankly, the answers are a moot point. The establishment has seen to it that we'll have none of that for at least the next four years.
It's a 'what if' conversation at best, and not worth either of our time to discuss.
If we're to be responsible citizens, we need to confront exactly what sort of president Romney's going to be, what the likely make up of the House and Senate will be (R vs D), and then determine to the best of our ability what sort of power dynamics that will create.
The game going forward will be correctly sizing this up, and finding where we conservatives need to push the hardest to help steer the ship in the right direction.
Im sorry, I have no idea where you want this ship that you refer to, to go. All I hear is not there. Whats funny is that is the answer that Tim Geitner gave to Paul Ryan on reform of entitlement: we dont have a plan, but we dont like yours. He was roundly ridiculed on my side of the debate for that . Have you ever considered that policy positions like yours could be the reason serious people are not listening to you?
Thank you! I thought you'd never leave.
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