Skip to comments.Why Iím Voting for Mitt Romney and Why You Should Too
Posted on 07/27/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT by Signalman
The first reason is easy: Barack Obama. It is shocking to think that a Marxist could ever be president of the United States. But it happened. People always ask, How could those people have sat back while ________________ came to power. That could never happen here. Well, it did happen here. As a nation, we sat back and let Barack Obama win in 2008, and look at what we got. Granted, John McCain was not much of an alternative.
Some people might argue that the reason I dont like Barack Obama is because hes black. Theres no truth it. There are a number of black people I would love to see sitting in the White House, not because theyre black, but because their worldview is right.
In fact, its the white half of Obama that I dont like. How could his mother, who is white, associate with so many self-avowed Marxists? Didnt she know how socialist, Marxist, and fascist policies have destroyed nations? Didnt she realize that it was socialism and Marxism that has kept much of Africa in poverty? Lets not forget Cuba, North Korea, East Germany and East Berlin, and the former Soviet Union. The facts are there for anyone to see.
Surely she had some idea of how the supposed Great Society programs that became law under Lyndon Johnson have wrecked the black family, turned the poor into a dependent voting-block that is beholden to a single political party with the result that the Democrat Party takes blacks for granted and the Republican Party ignores blacks because it has almost no chance of getting their vote.
Blacks have been duped by blacks. You dont have to be in chains to be a slave, and there are more blacks in slavery today than there were in the 1850s.
If Romney wins, there will be a coattail effect, but not if disgruntled conservatives and Paulians stay home. This means that we can beef-up the conservative votes in the House and Senate. If we dont get behind Romney, its almost assured that we will lose congressional seats.
Some will say that Romneys just like Obama. Thats nonsense. Is Romney as conservative as I would like to see in a candidate? No. But hes more conservative now than when he was governor of Massachusetts. The primary forced him to the right. Will he remain as conservative as his recent rhetoric seems to indicate? I dont know. Thats why we need a strong Congress to put a brake on any broken-promise policies.
There are lots of people who believe Ron Pauls going to get the nomination at the convention. Its not going to happen. If it were to happen, he would lose bigger in November than Barry Goldwater lost to Johnson in 1964. Paul gave it a good shot. Did he get revolution started? That remains to be seen. But he didnt win. Get over it for this election.
Romneys been going on the attack. His comments on Obamas You didnt build that speech was fiery and passionate. This conversation with Brian Williams encouraged me that Romneys not afraid to take on the media and doesnt need a teleprompter. An exchange that Romney had with Brian Williams of NBC News was priceless. Williams, apparently reading from a script, asked Romney if it was true that hes looking for an incredibly boring white guy to be his vice-president. Here was Romneys reply: You told me you were not available. All Williams could say was, Touche.
These two encounters might not mean much, but they can be tipping points in an election. They give confidence to Romney, and they put the media on notice that theyre dealing with someone whos not afraid to fight back without being nasty. Lets be clear: The media are a fifth column. Theyre going to do everything they can to get Obama re-elected. They cant admit that they made a huge mistake in 2008.
The majority of Americans arent as conservative as most readers of this website. Were still dealing with an electorate thats on the government dole. They need Obama to win. Theres not much thats going to change that except a national collapse. There are a lot of people who think that would be a great idea. It would be horrific. No one will come to our aid.
I dont believe in messianic politics. I dont believe any candidate is going to save us. Many of the problems our nation faces were created by us. Were government drunkards. Too many of us like government programs that benefit us while we rail against programs that dont. If you send your children to government (public) schools, youre on the dole. You might not like hearing that, but its true. Youre not paying what it really costs. Youre using some of your neighbors money.
If we play this election right, Romney will give us a chance to right the ship of State. Liberals arent afraid of making small gains. We didnt lose this nation in one election; were not going to get it back in one election.
Whoop de frickin' Doo! Give the boy a cookie.
Whoop de frickin' Doo! Give the boy a cookie.
Case in point. ;)
Now you are just being modest. I’ve SEEN how you handle a crock.
Mitt Romney, who fought the legalization of same-sex marriage when he was governor of Massachusetts,
No he didnt
Wee Willie was the one who caused same sex marriage to be introduced into Mass and thus into the US fie the st time,,,
Willie is the father of same sex marriage just as he is the of ObamaCare,,,
I noticed you never answered my question.
What did you do on the streets and where are your after action reports, keyboard patriot?
If you got nuthin’ then fess up or STFU!
Ahhhhhhhhh... wholly unintentional irony. The sweetest, most satisfying form of self-PWNage. ;)
So, you have no answer?
See #156... “keyboard patriot.” ROTFLMAO!!! ;)
Possibly the best thing ever to result from Ed Wood’s work.
You’re on drugs.
Vote as you will. There is nothing I can do to stop you...
I wonder if you will understand if I dont return the sentimental threats ???
I will say only if you are an American citizen you have a Constitutional right to vote in the election in November...
Vote as you wish...or dont vote at all...
That’s your right...
Then change your name, you’re no conservative.
Wow. That was really, really... flaccid.
I re-enlisted after 9/11. I posted under a different screen name back then, Jim changed my screen name to protect my family.
I re-enlisted after being out for 18 years. I spent most of 6 years deployed, in one way or another and wound up losing my family over it.
I still won't vote for Romney.
We have no prob, you and i. My comment was directed at the poseur.
I have served the military for 24+ years now, although i am not active duty.
I did a detail for 6 months in the Building in 99. Lost a good buddy on 9/11. He was in the basement in the E Ring.
Answer my question, keyboard patriot.
Stomp your widdle feetsies and pout and demand all you like, my little keyboard princess.
Sorry, I meant that you saw something on tv.
Romney said he was in favor of homosexual adoption Personally.
He said he was in favor of Homosexual adoptions? He wants homosexuals to adopt children?
Here is what he actually said:
"In my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that's something that people have a right to do," Romney said in an interview with Fox News Thursday. "But to call that marriage is something that in my view is a departure from the real meaning of that word."
That is a long way from saying that "he personally is in favor of homosexual adoption". He is stating a legal position, not a personal preference.
He later backed away from the idea that he was encouraging homosexual adoption.
Obama is very relevant here because we now have a choice between these two people for the next POTUS. To me the subject is the comparison between Obama and Romney. If you feel you are here to pass judgment on Romney alone, I don't really see the point.
I was not there personally so I don't know, but I have researched the articles of various publications and they all state that he fought against it.
Can you refer me to some information that would support your position?
I notice you listed a bigoted anti-Christian religion for Obama...
Wheres the bigoted anti-Christian religion that Willard belongs to ???
As one of your fellow RomneyBots said
“Oh no, we cant have people being free to make choices now can we.”
So since its important to you girls, lets have diversity all round...
after all we are discussing a couple of liberals here...
Willard and his same sex marriage policy in MASS
I have researched the articles of various publications and they all state that he fought against it.
Can you refer me to some information that would support your position?
That's not the impression I got from reading posts here.
Again with he falsehoods...I specifically stated that I disliked romney's ufo beliving cult. Why do you continue down this lame stream media pattern? By making me look bad in a single statement, which I never made, you hope to make me an evil anti-conservative in the eyes of other FReepers?????
Look, it's as simple as this for me, and please read nothing more in to it, nor post that I am against capitalism; I dislike strongly going to work every day, yet I strongly loathe being unemployed and broke, unable to pay my bills and feed my children. I also strongly dislike mittens being our next CiC, but even more so I strongly loathe a devote muslim, bent on the "Immediate" (i.e. the next four freakin' years) destruction of our country being in the office.
These are my opinions. I share them in an open forum because I, like you, believe in my opinions. When our two opinions conflict, we talk, we discuss, we agree or disagree and go our way...we do not insult each other or try to make others see us for less than we are. We differ. Hell, my wife loves cats...I dislike them...I am a dog lover, yet somehow we find a common thread to remain in matrimony.
Milt has said a LOT of things over the years that have sucked, but I still hope that when conservatives consider 4 more years of the worthless fraud, they’ll vote to get rid of him. Bob
Here is a quick search from Google:
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So please grab your list and let's talk...
Right about now, after just my short list, I am effin' lovin' me some self serving, career politician, industry closing for the money ROMNEY...Oh yeah!
I don't care what he says. I watch what he did.
I gotta ask...WTH is with the backslash Johnny thing?
...Dr. Herb Titus was the founding dean of the School of Public Policy at Regent University, and later served as the founding dean of Regent Law School. Before that he studied under Dr. Francis Schaeffer, and graduated from Harvard Law School. Titus has worked with the U.S. Justice Department, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. His book God, Man, and Law is a must-read for anyone interested in preserving the rule of law for the next generation.
I contacted Dr. Titus on Friday morning for his response to the Santorum-Romney exchange. He replied back with the following:
Rick Santorum challenged Mitt Romney to justify the former Massachusetts Governors decision to implement the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruling that declared that the exclusion of otherwise qualified same-sex couples from civil marriage violated the state constitution.
After the debate, Mr. Romney stated to Mr. Santorum that he did all that he legally could to stop the implementation of the courts decision before he exercised his duty as Governor to enforce the courts decision requiring local officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He issued a challenge to Mr. Santorum to find any qualified legal authority that would not agree with him. I have been asked to meet that challenge.
I am a graduate of the Harvard Law School. I am an active member of the Virginia bar and the bar of a number of federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. As a professor of constitutional law for nearly 30 years in four different ABA-approved law schools, and as a practicing lawyer, I have written a number of scholarly articles and legal briefs on a variety of constitutional subjects; including the nature of legislative, executive and judicial powers and the constitutional separation of those powers.
I am generally familiar with the Massachusetts Constitution, and especially familiar with that constitutions provision dictating that no department shall exercise the powers that belong to either of the other two departments to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men.
As Governor, Mr. Romney has claimed that he had no choice but to obey the Supreme Judicial Courts opinion. This claim is false for several reasons.
First, Mr. Romney was not a party to the case. Only parties to a case are bound to obey a court order. As President Abraham Lincoln said in support of his refusal to enforce the United States Supreme Courts infamous Dred Scott case the nations policy regarding slavery was not determined by a court opinion, even by the highest court of the land. Likewise, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts policy regarding marriage may not be determined by the Supreme Judicial Court, the States highest court.
Second, the Supreme Judicial Court did not order any party to do anything. Rather, it issued only a declaration that, in its opinion, excluding otherwise qualified same-sex couples access to civil marriage was unconstitutional. Thus, even the Massachusetts Department of Health, which was a party to the case, was not ordered to do anything.
Third, the Massachusetts Board of Health was not authorized by statute to issue marriage licenses. That was a job for Justices of the Peace and town clerks. The only task assigned by the Legislature to the Board of Health was to record the marriage license; it had no power to issue them even to heterosexual couples. So the Department of Health, the only defendant in the case, could not legally have complied with an order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Fourth, if the court were to order the Department of Health to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, then Mr. Romneys duty as governor would have been to instruct the Department that it had no authority to do what the court ordered. Nor could the court confer such authority, such an authorization being in nature a legislative, not a judicial, act.
Fifth, the decision whether to implement the Supreme Judicial Courts opinion was, as the court itself acknowledged, for the Legislature to take such action as it may deem appropriate in light of [the courts] opinion. By the very terms of the order, the Massachusetts legislature had discretion to do nothing.
Sixth, because the legislature did nothing, Mr. Romney had no power to act to implement the court decision. By ordering justices of the peace, town clerks, and other officials authorized to issue marriage licenses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Mr. Romney unconstitutionally usurped legislative power, a power denied him by the Massachusetts constitution that separated the three kinds of powers into three different departments.
I spend a lot of time with books/documents from 1600-early 1900s.
Point out my threat please.
Well bless you lil heart...
Here it is...
#109 IP to Nana
“Vote as you will. There is nothing I can do to stop you...”
In other words I take it to mean you would stop me from voting how I want to IF YOU COULD...
I feel that if you really wished me to vote AS I WILL you would have stopped right there...
However you contiued on thus making a lie of the freedom you seeemin gly were “allowing” me...
If I am wrong and you just misspoke then I will apologize...
However you did follow up your comment by accusing me in Post #172 of being politically aligned with liberal Democrats...
So I feel that you just strentgthened your attack on me and did not seperate yourself from your previous words...
To accuse me of all people of being like minded with Willard Romney the liberal progressive is inexcusable ...
I am not going to vote for Wee Willie BECAUSE his p;olitical leanings are just as you described in #172...
I am a Christian and a Conservative...
I have been a born again Bible believing Christian since I was 8 years old...
I have been a Conservative since I was aware of politics...
I was an active pro-lifer before it was cool to be..
I am against same sex marriage, adoption and the life style and do not consider them equal lifestyles...
I do not consider the anti-Christian religions of Mormonism and Islam to be equal with Chjrisrtianity...
Both are hateful and bigoted towards Christians and have been immoral and dangerous at some time in their history....
I have voted Republican since my first election (Reagan) yes back then when the Romneys “didnt know who Reagan was” and “had no Republican friends”
I have worked hard for Republican candidates for decades in donations time, knocking on doors, phone banks fund raisers, booths at fairs etc..
This is the first time in several decades I do not have my front yard decorated with signs...
I reluctantly took out my NEWT sign when your boy Wee Willie finally managed to cut Newts throat and silence his strong Conservative voice...the voice that our country desparate;y needed...
During Vietnam, unlike your America hating draft dodging Wee Willie, I joined the United States military and served honorably for 7 years...
But you go ahead ...
beat your brains out bashing me and lying about me...
I served to give you the right under the Constitution to do so...
I swore to uphold the Constitution o9f the United Stes and I was not required to forego that sworn oath when I separated ...
As an American, you have the right to free speech under the 1st Amendment of the Constitution and as I am teaching my middle school grandchild, thats the 1st Amendment under the Bill of Rights which was considered when the Constitution was first discussed...
Freedom is part of our very lifeblood as a nation, and I intend to exercise my freedom and right to vote under the 19th Amendment (1920) which gave the right to vote to women..
How I vote is none of your business...We dont live under Jim Crow any more...
Whether or not I vote for a liberal progressive immoral abortion pushing, same sex marriage pushing devient named Willard Romney is God’s business, and I am concerned only with pleasing God...
For 55 years I have not gone wrong obeying God...
So tell me who should I chose to obey now...
You or God ???
I will be home loading pmags on that day.
Although I gotta throw the personal foul flag...I had to look up the def of "semi" archaic...my low, sloping forehead only previously recognized "full on" archaic :)
Although in 7th grade, latin class didn't seem like a blessing at the time.
There are other ways to raise kids thats fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids. Thats the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice."
Of course he backed away from it later, LOL---that's what he DOES. Any viewpoint he espouses is only valid until he decides it's politically expedient to flip.
Read The Real Romney. It's not a hit piece, it's very fairly written and, at times, admiring. But it shows how Romney went to great lengths in MA to cozy up to homosexuals, to let them know he was there to do what they needed, and to make sure they weren't "discriminated against."
I'm sick of having sodomites shoved down my throat, and I make no excuses for anyone who supports them.
Same sex marriage was all Willies own idea...
He didnt have to do it...
He chose to...
It seems that back in 1994 Willard was for homosexuals agopting and now in May of this year he still wants tthe same thing....
In an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox Business Network, Romney was asked whether he believes the gay marriage debate is a new civil rights movement, as some Democrats have framed the issue.
I dont see it in that light, Romney responded. I believe my record as a person who has supported civil rights is strong and powerful. At the same time, I believe that marriage has been defined the same way for literally thousands of years by virtually every civilization in history and that marriage is by its definition a relationship between a man and woman.
He added that if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, even want to adopt a child in my state, individuals of the same sex are able to adopt children. In my view, thats something which people have the right to do, but to call that marriage is, in my view, a departure from the real meaning of the word.
Romney has made similar statements in the past. In 2006, as governor of Massachusetts, Romney told the Boston Globe that same-sex couples have a legitimate interest in being able to receive adoptive services. In 1994, he told the Boston Herald, I would leave it [gay adoption] up to the states. I would not oppose it or require it.
Staff writers Dan Eggen and Philip Rucker and researcher Alice Crites contributed to this report.
Washington Post May 10, 2012
So tell me who should I chose to obey now...
You or God ???
Really? You crafted a War and Peace response based my response line to you "There is nothing I can do to stop you..."????
And then going on to infer I was "allowing you" through my opinions????
Come on now. Are you not stretching a debate in to an argument?
And for my half century +, nor have I gone wrong obeying God...and with all due respect to God and my second but much lower hero, Chesty Puller, there are battles we shall lose in order to win the war.
Honestly, we have a POTUS in office who has integrated the White House, State Department and other major agencies with devote muslims, who firmly believe in a total Caliphate, where if you do not submit to allah, beheading is the only option.
(I will now respectfully spell his name in caps)Now, Mitt Romney has said he is for abortion when he was in a position when saying so helped him win. He has said he is against abortion, or whatever waffle issue career politicians put themselves into when they NEED to win...He is a career politician and a total PIECE OF $HIT in my mind and heart....heck, his God is shuttled around in a UFO, but...
HE IS NOT OBAMA....get this purple lipped ba$tard out of office and spend the next four years growing the Tea Party. The Tea Party is a subversive, anti American Terrorist organization in the eyes of Obama and the DHS right now.
We are DONE...OVER....FINISHED if this allah loving vermin gets another four years.
Please, let me be clear...I am not attacking your or insulting you...this is simply, purely my humble opinion. As I share my opinion, if you can find anything to take away from it, or debate it rationally, I invite you to do so.
(I occasionally still put "at" at the end of a sentence). Ain't that a "dangling" something or other????
And it’ll be a very sad day for America.
Our economy is failing because our morals have collapsed.
Mitt is just more of the problem.
I've heard the exact same thing every election since Reagan.
It doesn't work anymore.
No sale. You want my vote? Run a conservative, and quit cheating (Florida, Virginia) and badmouthing conservatives (Rove).
Thanks for posting that, Tennessee Nana.
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