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Time to lay off Mitt bashing? Mitt, Bachmann and Palin are the only ones speaking up?
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Posted on 04/20/2010 7:14:49 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network

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To: Cringing Negativism Network

How about an intelligent team this time around? Maybe Bachman and Thaddeus McCotter...


51 posted on 04/20/2010 7:39:55 AM PDT by willyd (Tree planting is a sum zero game)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Romney record and flip-flops make him very damaged goods and McLame’s “move” towards the right now is laughable. So who else is going to step up besides Palin?

We need need more conservatives to step up! I doubt if this is going to happen.

These are crazy times though, I never would have thought I would ever say that it’s too bad that Hillary won instead of Obama. She would have been a normal dem lib but she wouldn’t have been able to get away with 1/10 of the stuff that Obama does or push through such a radical agenda.


52 posted on 04/20/2010 7:41:13 AM PDT by skyman
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You are basing your support on what a politician is saying, instead of on what he has done.

That’s insane. We are in trouble because people listen to what politicians say instead of voting based on what they have done!


53 posted on 04/20/2010 7:41:35 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Palter

Did you forget the /rhetorical tag? Of course he won’t.


54 posted on 04/20/2010 7:41:41 AM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m waiting for Mitt to condemn the atrocity in Mass. started during his governorship. Until I hear it I consider him bash worthy.


55 posted on 04/20/2010 7:42:19 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Lou Budvis

Palin has principles that is why she is supporting McCrazy?


56 posted on 04/20/2010 7:42:52 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: skyman

I like Paul Ryan, myself. Mitt is damaged goods, he lost his run last time to a weak opponent AND he was for health care in his own state. He is done.


57 posted on 04/20/2010 7:43:08 AM PDT by tioga
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To: willyd

McCotter is about the most awesome potential GOP leader I’ve ever seen.

The guy is PERFECT.

Witty. Quick, just about brilliant as can be. And effectively combative in a scathingly subtle way.

You’re right. Sorry to have not mentioned him.


58 posted on 04/20/2010 7:43:10 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I used to sort of like Romney, and I still wish I could.

But I can't.

The latest: Romney said that he would KEEP THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE IN OBAMACARE.

59 posted on 04/20/2010 7:43:16 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: gunner03
Your cartoon should be on billboards across the US.

Sadly, the RINOs would regard it as a positive recommendation, not a blared warning. ;)

60 posted on 04/20/2010 7:43:26 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

If given the chance, I will vote for Palin.


61 posted on 04/20/2010 7:43:38 AM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: EternalVigilance

He’s dead, Jim.


62 posted on 04/20/2010 7:43:49 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ph12321

Too early to unify behind one candidate. Now is the time to get it ALL out on the table.


63 posted on 04/20/2010 7:44:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m not as hard on Mitt as some around here. I do think he’s probably more conservative than his Massachussetts record appears. The fact that he governed in Massachussetts likely skewed the curve to the left.

That being said, he deserves the hits he takes ... and his performance in Massachussetts, regardless of whether it was pragmatic or ideological, may make him a less-than-desirable candidate to lead the post-tea-party GOP. There are better people out there for the job.

SnakeDoc


64 posted on 04/20/2010 7:44:30 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Not a chance here, Romney supports abortion.


65 posted on 04/20/2010 7:45:22 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The best thing to be said about Mitt is the way the mere mention of his name will send the Fred Phelps Funies into a foaming raging hissy fit.

The worst thing to be said about Mitt is that mentioning his name won't give the Fred Phelps Libtards the same reaction in anywhere near the same way that the mention of Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann's name will.

Unfortunately, the later trumpts the former.

Mitt pretty well blew his chances with me when he failed to distance himself from the Massachusetts health care fuster cluck which is already giving us an early warning on how ObamaCare will turn out.

66 posted on 04/20/2010 7:45:47 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Maybe when he says something pro Tea, we can listen to him?

Pray for America


67 posted on 04/20/2010 7:46:51 AM PDT by bray (REPEAL CONGRESS!!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

My dream ticket was Palin/West or West/Palin.

Palin’s support of McLib has soured me a bit on her. I do understand why she did it - coalition building and personal loyalty - but it’s hard to stomach. That said, she seems to have backed off quite a bit on McLib lately.

Now, I think that Bachmann/West or West/Bachmann would be better.

Anyone/MittCare Romney is right out for me...


68 posted on 04/20/2010 7:50:38 AM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Paladin2
Uh, Palin supports Juan McCain? WTF?

Apparently, the Party Establishment got to her -- she's been campaigning for McAmnesty against the real conservative Republican candidate.

69 posted on 04/20/2010 7:52:03 AM PDT by tax-serf
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Maybe it's time to cut Romney some slack, and support him when he speaks up. Which he does more than some others in the GOP “leadership”.

In those famous words of John Wayne, “Not hardly!” Or if you prefer, “That’ll be the day!”

No quarter for Romney. He is making Conservative motions, hoping he'll be rewarded with a treat-—the presidency.

He is a worse RINO than McCain.

He epitomizes the pejorative, Slick politician.

And I haven't been seeing any great stands he is taking for Conservatives even not.

He sticks his finger in the wind and then lopes over to pretend he was at the front of the Conservative crowd all the time.

I knew his dad. And I want no part of him.

The imposter!

70 posted on 04/20/2010 7:52:30 AM PDT by TFMcGuire (Life is tough. It is even tougher if you are stupid--John Wayne)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

What does “Mitt” stand for as a first name? Mitthew?


71 posted on 04/20/2010 7:53:06 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Please explain to me how you can be conservative consider a vote for a candidate who supports abortion? I just need to understand why anyone can do that.

In my opinion if a candidate places no value whatsoever in the live of a child or protect the most innocent ....why would they place any value on your life?


72 posted on 04/20/2010 7:54:08 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Since Mitt just said ObamaCare was wonderful, I’d say it’s time to pile on.

He’s about as conservative as Nancy Pelosi is the Pope.


73 posted on 04/20/2010 7:54:34 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

>>Mitt deserves a second look.

Not NO, but HELL NO.

Romney is STILL a phoney, lying, RINO, Political-Chameleon POS.


74 posted on 04/20/2010 7:55:36 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Since you pinged Jim Thompson to the thread.

I realize I’m straying perilously close to the edge here.

So I just added a pledge to the FReepathon. :)


75 posted on 04/20/2010 7:58:51 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: willyd

Hmmm, don’t know much about McCotter. Can you toss me a link or two?


76 posted on 04/20/2010 7:58:51 AM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Since you pinged Jim Thompson to the thread.

Not as a ZOT-summoning, per se; standard FR courtesy is to "ping" a fellow FReeper when quoting them. ;)

77 posted on 04/20/2010 8:00:46 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I have a BRILLIANT idea.........let’s all get behind another frickin’ RINO loser for 2012!

(Will the GOP ever learn?)


78 posted on 04/20/2010 8:01:41 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: nmh
Mitt has learned from his mistake...

Except he hasn't. Indeed he STILL praises it and does not see it as a mistake.

So your premise is wrong from the get go.

79 posted on 04/20/2010 8:03:26 AM PDT by ejonesie22 ( Tagline being renovated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
Palin is supporting McCain out of loyalty.

McCain was a disaster, yet his one accomplishment was to bring Palin to the National scene.

I haven't heard Palin attacking J.D. and would expect that she will actively support Hayworth should he win the nomination.

80 posted on 04/20/2010 8:03:38 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Since you pinged Jim Thompson to the thread.

I realize I’m straying perilously close to the edge here.

So I just added a pledge to the FReepathon. :)

How "Romnesque" of you.


81 posted on 04/20/2010 8:05:34 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Through the annals of time, there has been the Judas kiss, the Brutus stab, and now, the Obama bow.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Put down that Kool Ade and step away from the bar..


82 posted on 04/20/2010 8:06:14 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: piytar
Sorry, I just cannot forgive MittCare, which laid the groundwork for Obamacare.

You should be thankful for MassCare as an example of how even with good intentions government run healthcare is a failure. Without these types of experiments conducted at the state level, conservatives would never be in a postion to point out the real world failures of the type of program Obama proposes.

83 posted on 04/20/2010 8:08:04 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It’s a matter of trust. How many times do you let someone tell you “I’ve changed, I’m a new man, got it all right now, you can trust me, bla bla bla” In a sense, I don’t blame ambitious, unprincipled people from jumping on a popular bandwagon to get money, power, and fame. That’s sort of a natural phenomenon. </sarc> What really bugs me are all the ordinary people so preoccupied with the ordinary affairs of ordinary life they let people like that get away with it through sheer disinterest. Especially if they look like Superman. After all, Superman must be on our side, right?

But when it really matters to them, do they hire the applicant with a long history of both competence and character, or do they hire based on good looks and the promises made on the morning of the last interview? If they are successful, it is the former, whereas the latter opens you up to be victimized by any snake oil salesman passing through town.

Without a long history of a consistent moral vision, clearly reflected in policy and practiced over a lifetime, there is no basis for trust, and without a rational basis for trust, there can be no true leadership. Mitt looks great and argues well, but he is unqualified to lead. Next applicant please….


84 posted on 04/20/2010 8:09:22 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
When did Romney “stand up”?
Did he “stand up” when Team Romney attacked Gov. Palin and her children
on the eve of Election 2008? I think not.

When did Romney “stand up”?
While Gov.Palin and America were working hard trying to stop ObamaCARE
where was the most-RINO backstabber-in-chief Mitt “I walked with MLK” Romney?

ANSWER: Hiding, sending out his manipulators,
selling his (ghostwritten) book,
helping Gore push the fraud of climate change,
(true to form) attacking the "tea party",
and buying votes in the straw polls.


MITT ROMNEY EXPOSED BUYING VOTES
NEW ORLEANS -- I spoke to a young female delegate who said she planned to vote for
Romney in the poll. I asked her how she had ended up at the conference.
She said "Evangeli cals for Mitt" had contacted her and offered to pay for her to have a
limited-access ticket -- so long as she agreed to vote for Romney in the straw poll.
Asked how "Evangelicals for Mitt" got her name, she said she didn't know. But she said
that she was on the email list for Romney, and speculated that the Romney team
had given out their email list. “



85 posted on 04/20/2010 8:09:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yeah. I don’t hear any other possible presidential candidates like Daniels of Indiana opening his mouth. Santorum has been sounding off, but he’s less of a national figure. Someone with knowledge of how markets and the economy works has more clout than someone who’s been nothing all his life but a politician.

Romney’s Massachusetts healthcare is a disaster but at least he keeps repeating it’s up to the states to decide how they want to reform healthcare. Left wing Massachusetts went for a government controlled option. Romney’s argument has been a true federalist one—don’t impose a national system, let states develop their own plans. He’s never said that he wants to reform healthcare from the top down or impose a national plan like Obamacare.

Do it the federalist way. That enables you to see what works and what doesn’t. And, by the way, Romney has consistently said he opposes amnesty or comprehensive immigration reform. What’s Palin’s stance on that issue? She certainly didn’t buck McCain when she ran with him. She never, to my knowledge, has spoken out on that issue. She said nothing about it in her book.

Sorry. If you’re a Republican with presidential aspirations, I want to know where you stand on illegal immigration and Affirmative Action, and H1B visas. That’s my litmus test for candidates.


86 posted on 04/20/2010 8:10:21 AM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Like McCain, Romney would be the choice of the MSM, and would lose to Obama.

If Romney were the nominee, there would be a major independent Tea Party candidate running for President.

Like you said, we have to hope the Party establishment has learned it's lesson.

87 posted on 04/20/2010 8:11:48 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Mitt deserves a second look? Please the man represents everything that is wrong with the party!!

His ineptitude and mishandling is exactly why gay marriage is an issue.

He mandated that people be taxed simply for breathing! That is NOT remotely conservative... This man is a fake, a fraud and needs to go the way of the Dodo and the Awk. He’s welcome to be in the party but there is no way he, or that other schmuck Huckabee have any business being considered for Presidential candidates.

Mitt not only is a schmuck, but he’s a lying schmuck who tries to portray his liberal actions as somehow the heir to Reagan conservatism, the man is a fraud and a liar.


88 posted on 04/20/2010 8:11:57 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Mitt Romney deserves a second look the very day that Obamacare deserves a second look. Here's my thinking: MassachusettsCare, passed when Mitt was Governor and supported it, is showing the same failures that are predicted for ObamaCare. Higher costs, higher medical premiums, and rationing of care.

Romney would kick away any criticism of ObamaCare. And as of how, that is the biggest and most effective issue the Republicans have,

Congressman Billybob

Don't Tread On Me (9/12 photo and poster)"

The Boy Who Talked About Violence

89 posted on 04/20/2010 8:12:20 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.TheseAretheTimes.us)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Mitt has many problems and Mittcare is the biggest. He also took only 11 states in the last Prez race and I suspect that he will not do as well in the next race.

I am not sure why he is being pushed so hard by the RNC. They need to take a hard look at the guy and his ability to win. I just don’t think he has it.

And I have no interest in his Mittcare.


90 posted on 04/20/2010 8:13:43 AM PDT by texmexis best (My)
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To: mac_truck

You make a decent point, but along the same lines, we can point to running a state as an “experiment” at running the country. Thus, both MittCare and Romney himself have proven failures at the state level. Despite that, we got Obamacare. Let’s learn at least one of the two offerred lessons and jetison Romney.


91 posted on 04/20/2010 8:16:16 AM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

GET THIS THROUGH YOUR F’ING THICK ASS SKULLS...

NEVER MITT!

NEVER MCCAIN!

NEVER RINO!

NEVER AGAIN!

I don’t know of any more clear way to state it. The word NEVER has a meaning and the meaning is very very clear. If you and others still cant grasp that we mean what we F’ing say then you are HOPELESS!!!


92 posted on 04/20/2010 8:16:28 AM PDT by myself6
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Nope. If I wanted to vote for a Democrat, I’d vote for a Democrat, not a Democrat who pretends to be a Republican. Just say no to Northeastern gun-grabbing liberals....


93 posted on 04/20/2010 8:16:51 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: mac_truck

Not really true. Socialism is so well understood experimentally there was no excuse for trying it here in any state. Therefore, only two causations remain possible. Either the architects of Romneycare didn’t know that what they were doing had already been proven a failure, or they didn’t care. Ignorance or malice. Tough choice.


94 posted on 04/20/2010 8:17:14 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Why did Mitt Romney flee Massachusetts for California?


95 posted on 04/20/2010 8:18:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: newfreep

YEAH, by ALL means!!! As conservatives we’ve done SOOOOO well with those “lesser of two evils” candidates. You know...like Juan McCain! Think of the passion HE engendered in the party base, especially after ENDORSING his friggin’ opponent!!!!!


96 posted on 04/20/2010 8:19:37 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: ph12321

>If we bash each other like in the 2008 Primaries, then we will end up pointing fingers at each other again, and they will get reelected. It’s ours to lose.<

So, we do not allow the press to nominate our candidate, a la McCain. Romney is detested by a huge segment of the conservative population of this country. You do not nominate an individual who is poison to your base.


97 posted on 04/20/2010 8:19:44 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

90+ posts and you haven’t been called an “effin troll” yet? Shocka!

LOL


98 posted on 04/20/2010 8:20:11 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

take your handfull of Mitt ass kissers and go get lost!


99 posted on 04/20/2010 8:23:21 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Paladin2
Uh, Palin supports Juan McCain? WTF?

she is leaving the dance with the one who brung her....nothing more, nothing less.

it is called loyalty and I am sure she hates every minute of it....and cant wait till he loses the primary so she can happily back the winner in the general election.

100 posted on 04/20/2010 8:24:01 AM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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