Skip to comments.Forget Rush; Mitt Romney is quietly showing leadership (BARF ALERT)
Posted on 03/05/2009 5:23:07 AM PST by CASchack
It's been a win-win the past few days for Democratic and Republican loyalists, but what about the rest of us?
You know. Americans who either don't think that (a) spending nonexistent trillions is quite the way to proceed in an economic crisis, or that (b) Rush Limbaugh is the messiah.
Oh wait, that's right, Barack Obama is the messiah. I get confused sometimes, what with so much deification going on. Limbaugh's 85-minute speech at last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference, frequently interrupted by grateful applause from a slightly star-struck audience, was, dare we say it, Obama- esque.
But where there's deification, there's bound to be demonization. Thus, Rush told conferees that Obama, in essence, is Stalin. And Obama, via chief commando Rahm Emanuel, anointed Limbaugh as leader of the GOP, calling him the "voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party."
Talk about damning with praise.
El Rushbo can't have minded much, despite his protestations that he was being manipulated and maligned by the White House to distract Americans from the "plunging economy." What could be better for a talking head than to be chosen by a president as his worthy adversary?
At least finally both sides certainly should agree on one thing: The Fairness Doctrine is a terrible idea! Who wants fair and politically balanced commentary on the airwaves when being "unfair" is keeping both armies in their Humvees?
The body politic, meanwhile, resembles a tempest-tossed ocean liner on which passengers scurry across the deck as the ship pitches. On one side is the president, promising to build a new $3.6 trillion ark. On the other is El Rushbo, clutching the conservative tablature: Thou shalt not raise taxes.
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K Parker= barf alert tag every time
Very revealing when RINO liberal slime like Parker, who rely on slander and character assasination, praise Romney...
Remember it was Parker who urged McCain to dump Palin from the ticket... we can see where this sh!t is coming from.
If I were ever inclined to be positive about Romney, this just blew it. Kathleen Parker’s support means he must be pro-abortion, no matter what he says.
Romney is neither showing leadership nor being quiet.
Uh, Kathleen,... You should replay your recording of the speech, (assuming you actually watched it in the first place). They were applauding what Rush was saying, not the man himself.
No way would I ever vote fro Romney.
Kathleen parker is an ass. I would never listen to/read her crap ever again.
What, you mean the media whore who trashed Palin turns out to be a Romney supporter? Shocking!
I soured on Romney during the Palin attacks. This just confirms my decision. Romney had his chance and showed that he can't win or unite conservatives. Time for him to go search for an Olympic committee to chair.
Smiling carpetbagger and chameleon RINO-Mitt ("the Myth") Romney installs
BOTH socialized medicine and gay marriage which his liberal followers purport "build and repair" America.
More like destroy and break. There is no honor to a "victory" based on the character assasination and bullying of an innocent mom and her children.
Romney needs to go away.
Here are reasons I will NEVER vote for Romney:
1. He is a gun-banner. He signed 2nd Amendment restrictions in Mass.
2. He signed socialized medicine into law in Mass. Do we not think he would do the same to the country?
3. He approved (tacitly or not) of gay marriage in Mass., and thus apparently does not know the true definition of “marriage”.
4. He attracts people who virulently oppose Gov. Sarah, whom I love and respect, because we come from a similar background, and because of her policies.
5. K. Parker has just endorsed Romney.
Notice that “he’s a Mormon” isn’t on the list? Yep, that’s right. Give me a Conservative Mormon, and I’ll vote for him. But Romney ain’t conservative. Not by a long shot. He’s another RINO.
He could retire to private life with his nice family and live happily ever after.
6. He is a liar and opportunist of highest order.
taking care of his wife is not on Romney’s ‘front burner’.
I guess not.
7. He and his minions regularly slander Ronald Reagan.
8. He wants to bring gays into the military and ENDA to the rest of the country.
9. He can’t tell the difference between pro-life and pro-abortion.
It matters not a whit how many times this kind of information is posted the supporters of Romney will never believe it.
Editors of National Review Endorse Romney For President:"Romney is an intelligent, articulate, and accomplished former businessman and governor. At a time when voters yearn for competence and have soured on Washington because too often the Bush administration has not demonstrated it, Romney offers proven executive skill. He has demonstrated it in everything he has done in his professional life, and his tightly organized, disciplined campaign is no exception. He himself has shown impressive focus and energy.Judge Robert Bork, Leading Conservative Jurist, Nominated By President Reagan To The Position Of Associate Justice Of The U.S. Supreme Court:
"We believe that Romney is a natural ally of social conservatives. He speaks often about the toll of fatherlessness in this country. He may not have thought deeply about the political dimensions of social issues until, as governor, he was confronted with the cutting edge of social liberalism. No other Republican governor had to deal with both human cloning and court-imposed same-sex marriage. He was on the right side of both issues, and those battles seem to have made him see the stakes of a broad range of public-policy issues more clearly. He will work to put abortion on a path to extinction. Whatever the process by which he got to where he is on marriage, judges, and life, were glad he is now on our side and we trust him to stay there.
"As he argued in his College Station speech, his faith informs his values, which he has demonstrated in both the private and public sectors. In none of these cases have any specific doctrines of his church affected the quality of his leadership. Romney is an exemplary family man and a patriot whose character matches the high office to which he aspires.
"More than the other primary candidates, Romney has President Bushs virtues and avoids his flaws. His moral positions, and his instincts on taxes and foreign policy, are the same. But he is less inclined to federal activism, less tolerant of overspending, better able to defend conservative positions in debate, and more likely to demand performance from his subordinates. A winning combination, by our lights. In this most fluid and unpredictable Republican field, we vote for Mitt Romney." (the entire editorial is a Must Read)"Throughout my career, I have had the honor of serving under several Presidents and am proud to make today's endorsement. No other candidate will do more to advance the conservative judicial movement than Governor Mitt Romney. He knows firsthand how the judicial branch can profoundly affect the future course of a state and a nation. I greatly admired his leadership in Massachusetts in the way that he responded to the activist court's ruling legalizing same-sex 'marriage.' His leadership on the issue has served as a model to the nation on how to respect all of our citizens while respecting the rule of law at the same time."Dr. John Willke, a Founder of the Pro-Life Movement Nationally and Internationally, Served for 10 Years as President of The National Right To Life Committee and Helped Found the Organization:
"Our next President may be called upon to make more than one Supreme Court nomination, and Governor Romney is committed to nominating judges who take their oath of office seriously and respect the rule of law in our nation. I also support Governor Romney because of his character, his integrity and his stands on the major issues facing the United States."
(Listen to a Romney for President radio ad featuring Judge Robert Bork: "Important Times")
"Unlike other candidates who only speak to the importance of confronting the major social issues of the day, Governor Romney has a record of action in defending life. Every decision he made as Governor was on the side of life. I know he will be the strong pro-life President we need in the White House. Governor Romney is the only candidate who can lead our pro-life and pro-family conservative movement to victory in 2008."
Dr. Walid Phares, world renowned expert on Jihadism, prominent Terrorism Analyst and author:
"The two leading contenders on the Republican side, McCain and Romney, both recognize that there is an enemy, are committed to defeat it, but identify it in different intensities. Senator McCain says it is Radical Islam, and pledges to increase the current level of involvement. On Iraq, the former Navy Pilot says he will continue to fight till there are no more enemies to fight. To me that is a trenches battlefield: Well pound them till they have no more trenches. Governor Romney says the enemy is Global Jihadism, and it has more than the one battlefield of Iraq. And because the Jihadists are in control of regimes, interests and omnipresent in the region and worldwide, the US counter strategies cannot and should not be limited to entrenchment but to counter attacks, preemptive moves and putting allies forces on the existing and new battlefields. ...so far Governor Romney has readied himself better in the realm of strategizing the defeat [of] this enemy. ... In short, if elected, Romney will try to destroy the mother ship, McCain will supply the trenches, Clinton will pull the troops back to the barracks and Obama will visit the foes bunkers. ... Hence, as is, I have recommended Governor Romney for the Republican Primaries as first among equals while considering Senator McCain as a genuine leader. If Romney is selected I believe America may have a chance to try new strategies. If his contender is selected, we will have four or eight more years of the past seven years." (read more in "The Candidate Who Can See the Enemy, Can Defeat It")
Retired Major General James "Spider" Marks, U.S. Army:
"Governor Romney has been outspoken in his commitment to our men and women in the military. Our troops need more support from Washington and Governor Romney will ensure that they have the resources they need to defend this country. I am proud to be joining Governor Romney's campaign. On national security issues, the Governor has distinguished himself as a true leader ready to invest in our national defense."
Paul Weyrich, Chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation, current National Chairman of Coalitions for America, founder and past director of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the founding president of the Heritage Foundation, and co-founder of the Moral Majority with the late Jerry Falwell:
"As he travels across the country, Governor Romney has outlined a blueprint to build a stronger America rooted in our common conservative principles. With a clear conservative vision to move America forward, he will strengthen our economy, our military and our families. More importantly, he already has an exceptional record of putting conservative values to work. Because of his experience, vision and values, I am proud to support Governor Romney."
David A. Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union:
"In recent months, Governor Romney has emerged as the single candidate most worthy of conservative support. That's why I'm endorsing him and intend to spend as much time as possible in the weeks ahead convincing my fellow conservatives that if we are serious about electing a conservative president in 2008, it's time to unite behind his candidacy."
(Audio Clip From Laura Ingraham Show On 11/29/2007: David Keene On His Endorsement Of Governor Mitt Romney)
Robin Hoffman, Former Florida Right To Life President:
"As we face unprecedented domestic and global challenges, it has never been more critical to elect a viable conservative Republican nominee that can bring together social conservatives, fiscal conservatives and defense conservatives. Governor Romney is the one candidate that can unite all these elements of our party to lead us to victory in November."
Wendy Long, Chief Counsel, Judicial Confirmation Network, former clerk of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:
Our country faces a new generation of challenges, which has presented our courts with a new generation of legal issues. As Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney witnessed firsthand the impact our courts can have when facing these new challenges. I believe that he, better than any other candidate for President, understands the need for our courts to respect democracy and the will of the people. I believe that he, better than any other candidate for President, would nominate judges and justices of the highest caliber, who would be faithful to the text, history, and principles of our Constitution. I look forward to working with the Governor.
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), National Co-Chair of Romney for President Campaign:
"I believe that he is exactly the leader America needs to secure our future. Americans are tired of the same old ideas that keep coming out of Washington. They are hungry for a leader who will draw on Americas strength. I would like Governor Romney to know that key Republicans like you want him to run for President."
(Ivy J. Sellers, "Jim DeMint's Letter Endorsing Mitt Romney," Human Events, 1/09/2007) • (Listen to a Romney for President radio ad featuring Sen. DeMint: "Stop Spending")
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA):
"In a few short days, Republicans from across this country will decide more than their party's nominee. They will decide the very future of our party and the conservative coalition that Ronald Reagan built. Conservatives can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines in this election, and Governor Romney is the candidate who will stand up for the conservative principles that we hold dear. Governor Romney has a deep understanding of the important issues confronting our country today, and he is the clear conservative candidate that can go into the general election with a united Republican party."
U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), National Co-Chair of Romney for President Campaign:
"I am proud to stand alongside Governor Romney as he campaigns to build a stronger America. For months, the people of New Hampshire have had the opportunity to meet Governor Romney all over the state and listen to his ideas for bringing change to Washington. Mitt Romney embodies New Hampshire's values values that stress government living within its means, lower taxes, a stronger military and stronger families. Governor Romney is the strong leader we need to lead America forward. He has the experience, vision and values needed to be our next President."
(Mitt TV Clip: Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) Endorses Gov. Romney)
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS):
"It is an honor to join Governor Romney and his campaign for our nation's highest office. At this moment our nation faces unprecedented challenges, and Governor Romney has the experience, vision and values needed to strengthen our country for future generations. Governor Romney is a man of outstanding judgment and strong character. I look forward to working with him and helping to implement his conservative vision when he is elected our next President."
U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO):
"While several of the candidates appear to be committed to our cause [immigration reform], there are others whose records as public servants are abysmal on this issue. They have been on the other side of the battle for years and encouraging and even inviting, in a way, illegal immigrants into the country. I fear that remaining in this race, when I know I cannot win, could contribute to the nomination of one of those candidates. We have done too much. We have come too far. The stakes are way too high for me to allow that to happen. And so today Im doing two things that I believe are in the best interests of this cause, and that cause is, of course, a secure America. I am withdrawing from the race and Im endorsing Governor Romney for president of the United States."
(Video: Rep. Tancredo describes in detail why he endorses Governor Mitt Romney for President)
Kris Kobach, Noted Immigration Expert, Professor Of Law And Head Of The Kansas Republican Party, Litigated A Number Of High-Profile Immigration Lawsuits Including Representing The City Of Hazleton, Pennsylvania:
"Of all the Republican presidential candidates, Governor Romney has outlined the clearest vision for how we are going to end illegal immigration in this country. More importantly, he has the record to back up his words. When he was Governor, he vetoed a bill that would have rewarded illegal aliens with in-state tuition rates, and he also increased cooperation between state and federal law enforcement. In one of our country's most liberal states, he stood up for the enforcement of immigration laws. He will do the same as President."
Bay Buchanan, most recently headed Congressman Tom Tancredo's (R-CO) presidential campaign, currently serves as President of The American Cause:
"I am proud to be supporting Governor Romney. Throughout this campaign, he has distinguished himself as the one Republican presidential candidate who not only speaks to the challenges confronting the American people, but can also win. He will secure the border, strengthen the economy and ensure that America remains strong. I believe that with Governor Romney's vision, values and experience, our nation will be stronger for future generations."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Maricopa County, Arizona:
I like him, Arpaio said of Mitt Romney. Hes a man of principle, of good character. He did a great job in Massachusetts and I feel hes going to make a great president. Im sure the governor believes in my philosophy too, Arpaio said. He sure would not be asking for my endorsement if he didnt believe in what Im doing.
(Sara Bonisteel, "Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Tells FOX News Why Mitt Romney Picked Him for Presidential Campaign," Fox News, 2/28/2007)
U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA):
"We are a nation of immigrants, but we also have an obligation to protect our national security, economic wealth and citizens. With an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants now residing in the United States and hundreds of thousands of more arriving every year Americans are sick of political rhetoric and thirty second sound bites. We are looking for someone with a record and reputation to solve this situation, and I emphatically believe Mitt Romney is our man." (read more)
Rush Limbaugh, nationally syndicated conservative radio-talk-show host and author:
"Now, I think now, based on the way the campaign has shaken out, that there probably is a candidate on our side who does embody all three legs of the conservative stool, and that's Romney. The three stools or the three legs of the stool are national security/foreign policy, the social conservatives, and the fiscal conservatives. ... I think right now Romney probably as the campaign has coalesced and as the campaign has progressing on down the highway I think the one candidate of the three still out there on our side matter (and actually it's just two, because Huckabee doesn't, in terms of a chance to win) in saying who more closely embodies all three legs of this conservative stool, you'd have to say that it's Mitt Romney. There's actually no choice in the matter. It certainly isn't Senator McCain."
("Rush Limbaugh Radio Show," 2/04/2008)
Ann Coulter, conservative columnist and author:
"...My thinking was that Romney would be our nominee because he is manifestly the best candidate. ... The candidate Republicans should be clamoring for is the one liberals are feverishly denouncing. That is Mitt Romney by a landslide." (read more)
Sean Hannity, nationally syndicated conservative radio-talk-show host, Fox News political commentator, and author:
"I'll tell you right now, and I've not announced this, but I will be voting for Mitt Romney in this campaign. It's the first time I've stated it publicly. I'll state it now."
("Sean Hannity Radio Show," 1/31/2008)
Mark Levin, nationally syndicated conservative radio-talk-show host, political and legal commentator and author, constitutional lawyer and former senior Reagan Justice Department official:
"The only one left standing who can honestly be said to share most of our conservative principles is Mitt Romney. ... If conservatives dont unite behind Romney at this stage, and become vocal in their support for him, then they will get McCain as their Republican nominee and probably a Democrat president. And in either case, we will have a deeply flawed president." (read more)
Laura Ingraham, nationally syndicated conservative radio-talk-show host, author, and former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:
"February 12th is the big [Washington] D.C. primary. I'm pulling the lever for Mitt Romney. No doubt about it, no hesitation."
("The Laura Ingraham Radio Show," 2/01/2008)
Lars Larson, conservative radio-talk-show host on NewsRadio 750 KXL in Portland, Oregon and nationally syndicated show on Westwood One:
"It's time for the GOP to pick a real Republican standard bearer. I've been keeping my powder dry on this question for months till I had the chance to talk to all of the potential nominees. I've done that now, and I'm left with only one conclusion. Governor Mitt Romney is the best choice for 2008."
("The Lars Larson Show," 2/01/2008)
Craig Sandler, former Director of General Operations of the National Rifle Association and former Nashua Police Chief:
"Throughout his career in both the public and private sectors, Mitt Romney has demonstrated exceptional leadership ability, integrity, and commitment to principle. As a New Hampshire resident, former law enforcement officer, and avid sportsman, I am supporting Governor Romney because he is the candidate who will protect our Constitutional rights and strengthen our nation."
Liz Cheney, former U.S. State Department Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, formerly National Campaign Co-Chair for the Fred Thompson presidential campaign:
"I am proud to support Governor Romney. Throughout this campaign, he has distinguished himself as a leader who can guide our country with a clear vision for overcoming the threats we face today. Dedicated to the success of our missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, Governor Romney is the only candidate who has outlined a comprehensive strategy for defeating the global Jihadist threat. I look forward to working with Governor Romney, because he is the leader our country needs."
Dr. Bob Jones III, Chancellor of Christian fundamentalist Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC:
"This is all about beating Hillary [Clinton]. And I just believe that this man has the credentials both personally and ideologically in terms of his view about what American government should be to best represent the rank and file of conservative Americans. As a Christian I am completely opposed to the doctrines of Mormonism, but Im not voting for a preacher. Im voting for a president. It boils down to who can best represent conservative American beliefs, not religious beliefs."
Dr. Robert R. Taylor, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bob Jones University:
"Were not electing a pastor were electing a president."
Dr. Wayne Grudem, professor of Theology at Phoenix Seminary, a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, and a hugely influential thinker in Christian academia:
"As an evangelical professor of Bible and theology, I have decided to support Mitt Romney for President (even though he is a Mormon) for two old-fashioned reasons: First, he is the best-qualified candidate, and second, he holds moral and political values consistent with those in the Bible." (read more)
Dr. Robert Wolgemuth, former Chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and best-selling author:
"Governor Romney has demonstrated that he is the one candidate in both parties who can represent the three pillars of the Reagan coalition a strong military, a strong economy and stronger families. Most importantly, he has laid out a vision for strengthening American families through championing a Federal Marriage Amendment and defending the sanctity of human life. Governor Romney has the experience, vision and personal values to lead our county as we face ongoing and new domestic and global challenges, and I am proud to support his candidacy."
Mark DeMoss, president of The DeMoss Group, a public relations firm for evangelical Christian groups and causes:
"After spending months researching his life and his record, and hours with him (and his wife and staff) in his home, his office and on the road, I am convinced his values practically mirror my ownvalues about the sanctity of life, the sacredness of marriage, the importance of the family, character and integrity, free enterprise and smaller government. But more than one candidate shares my values..." (read more)
Rev. Lou Sheldon, head of the Traditional Values Coalition:
When I give my support for a candidate, I am giving the green light, if he wins, all the way down the line in terms of so many moral and social issues...My thinking is that Mitt Romney is a person with the experience and with the Jude[o-]Christian moral values, Sheldon told CBNs David Brody, adding that hed been around Mormons long enough to know that when they pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ they are sincere about that-- that he is the Lord and the redeemer and the one that they have to be answerable to." (1, 2, 3)
Other religious-right activists on Romneys committee include Jay Sekulow of Pat Robertsons American Center for Law and Justice, Gary Marx of the Judicial Confirmation Network, prominent anti-abortion and Constitutional attorney James Bopp, Jr., Christian Coalition board member Drew McKissic, Jay Sekulows son Jordan, anti-immigration writer James Edwards, and leaders or activists associated with the Alliance Defense Fund, Iowa Christian Alliance (formerly the Christian Coalition of Iowa), Heartbeat International, Legacy Law Foundation, and Citizens for Traditional Values.
Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice, Constitutional Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate:
"Governor Romney has a strong record of defending traditional values and supporting the faith community. He is the one candidate who has spoken to the importance of promoting stronger families. In Washington, he will stand alongside those defending our most important values."
(View important comments from Jay Sekulow in this video: Voices from the Values Voter Summit)
James Bopp, Jr., General Counsel, National Right To Life Committee and James Madison Center For Free Speech, Constitutional Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate, Prominent Advocate For Pro-Life Issues and Campaign Finance and Election Law:
"I believe that Governor Romney is the best qualified person for President. He is a fiscal and social conservative, he has impressive administrative experience in the private, non-profit and public sectors, and he is a proven and successful politician."
(View important comments from James Bopp, Jr. in this video: Voices from the Values Voter Summit)
Professor Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard, Appointed by President George W. Bush to be U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See:
"In the aftermath of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's decision redefining marriage, I had the opportunity to work with Governor Romney and see him in action. He knows the importance of defending principles of judicial restraint. I was proud to work with him then and am proud to work with him now as he pursues our nation's highest office." [Editor's Note: Professor Glendon served as Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee On The Constitution And The Courts for the Romney campaign before being appointed U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican]
Professor Douglas Kmiec, Holds The Endowed Chair In Constitutional Law At Pepperdine University Law School, former constitutional legal counsel to President Ronald Reagan:
"More than any other candidate, Governor Romney understands the importance of nominating 'honest constructionists' that is, judges with a genuine appreciation for the text, structure, and history of the Constitution and the laws as enacted. There have been far too many examples of late where the public has been given reason to believe that those charged with dispassionately interpreting the law have relied on partisanship instead. It is as wrong to politicize the Courts as it is for the Courts to play politics. For this reason, Governor Romney strongly supported the nominations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, and he will appoint federal judges and justices in the same mold. With Governor Romney as President, I am confident that we will have a judiciary that will respect our Constitution and not legislate from the bench."
Camille Solberg, past President of the Wisconsin Coalition for Traditional Marriage:
"Governor Romney has a strong record on the issues that matter most to social conservative voters. Facing unprecedented challenges to some of our most basic values, he acted to promote a culture of life, defend traditional marriage and strengthen the family. His is a record of action and a platform social conservatives can and are supporting. I am honored to be a part of his team."
Ambassador Thomas Melady, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican from 1989 to 1993:
"In Governor Mitt Romney, I have found a candidate who represents the family values that are so important to me. His appreciation for the value of a strong family is clearly exhibited in his vision for America. He understands that every decision he would face, affects the American family. I look forward to working to help Mitt bring his family friendly change to Washington."
U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), Highest Ranking Republican Woman In The U.S. House Of Representatives:
Governor Romney is a proven leader and natural problem solver. He has demonstrated the ability to turn problems into successes. As Americans, we need his leadership in Washington. He is the only candidate to demonstrate that he has a strategy to make America stronger by returning to our core conservative principles that have made this country so great. I am proud to join his campaign.
U.S. Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), top Republican on the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:
"Governor Romney understands that a President must focus on both current and emerging threats to our nation and that an agile and aggressive intelligence community provides America's first line of defense against those threats."
U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Ranking Republican Member of the House Judiciary Committee:
"Governor Romney is the only candidate in this race who has the ability to take Washington apart and put it back together, so that it works better for the American people. I am happy to endorse his candidacy for President. He understands the importance of getting America back to conservative principles and common sense leadership. Governor Romney is the right choice for Americans who want to see change in Washington."
U.S. Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL):
"Governor Romney is a proven problem solver with an unparalleled record of success in both the public and private sectors. Governor Romney is a mainstream conservative leader who will be a champion of hope and opportunity for every American, a catalyst for conservative change in Washington, and a staunch defender of our freedom, security and prosperity. Im pleased to offer Governor Romney my endorsement and look forward to working hard to help elect him the next President of the United States."
U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA):
"Our country is facing great challenges. Among the most ominous is illegal immigration, which has been permitted to spin out of control for the last decade and a half. The safety of our country and the prosperity of our people are at great risk because of the magnitude of this problem. Mitt Romney is the candidate I trust most to take the steps necessary to secure our borders and protect the American people. Governor Romney can also be expected to provide strong economic leadership because he is the only candidate with private sector experience and a successful track record of creating jobs and managing a major corporation. I'm confident in Governor Romney's character and commitment to the principles at the heart of the Republican party. I cannot say that about the other candidates vying for the Republican nomination. Mitt Romney is the best candidate available for our party's nomination, and I'm going to vote for and support him. I encourage my fellow conservatives to do the same."
U.S. Congressman Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), former research physicist, member of the Science and Technology Committee:
"When I evaluate candidates, I look first for integrity, competence, and a good, common sense philosophy of governance. Mitt Romney scores astoundingly high on all points. Governor Romney is a candidate with an innovative vision for America. In the course of his impressive career, he has earned a solid reputation for successfully solving enormous problems that others thought couldn't be solved. With Governor Romney in the White House, we will have the strongest possible leader to enhance America's competitiveness through science, technology, engineering and education. I proudly endorse his campaign."
Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, National Co-Chair of Romney for President Campaign:
Mitt Romney's strong conservative principles are right for America. He is a strong leader and a proven problem solver - in private business, the Olympics, and as Governor. Governor Romney lives the American values that we cherish. I believe he has a great vision for the future of the United States.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman:
In his campaign for the presidency, Mitt Romney has outlined the clearest vision to move our country forward. With exceptional leadership experience and outstanding values, Governor Romney is the only candidate who can bring true conservative change to Washington. I am proud to be a part of his team and look forward to joining him as he travels across this country discussing his strategy to build a stronger America.
Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri:
Governor Romney has a strong record of results for the people of Massachusetts. In his four years as chief executive, he erased a deficit and provided health care without raising taxes. Our country faces a new generation of challenges that requires a leader ready to call upon the strength of the American people. With the leadership experience he brings from the private and public sectors, Governor Romney is just that leader.
Former Governor of Colorado Bill Owens:
"Well, I think he's one of the brightest people I've ever seen in public office. He's a businessman, he's a manager. He understands markets, he understands the private sector. He is a conservative, he wants to cut taxes. You know, he's a Republican who was elected in Massachusetts, which has about 12% of its voters who are Republican. He was able to win that election, and we saw what he did at the Olympics."
Former Governor of Massachusetts William F. Weld:
"This is a real record of achievement that Romney is running on across the country. I am proud to endorse his candidacy for president of the United States." Read Governor Weld's endorsement in an editorial published 12/14/2007 in the Boston Globe, "Romney is the kind of leader we need"
Former Governor of Nevada Kenny Guinn:
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling:
Mitt Romney also has the right vision for the future of our country. We can trust him to keep America safe at home by defeating the Jihadists abroad; and keep America strong by reigning in government spending, keeping taxes low, protecting the values we believe in, and confronting head on the new generation of challenges currently facing our nation.
Former Lt. Governor of Michigan Connie Binsfeld:
"Governor Romney is the leader our country needs. He is committed to strengthening our economy and adding jobs to the workforce, critical issues for the people of Michigan. Additionally, Governor Romney has a proven record on the issues facing our nation. He'll keep taxes low, cut government spending, and reform health care. With Governor Romney, Americans know they have an exceptional leader with a proven record of results."
Former Lt. Governor of Florida Toni Jennings:
"I have been very fortunate to get to know Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, on a personal level. Mitt and Ann live their private lives in exactly the same way they live their public lives with compassion, honesty, faithfulness, and an optimistic and hopeful belief in the strength of the American people. I look forward to telling Floridians about Romney, and why they should believe in him because I know that Mitt Romney is the strong conservative leader right for the job." (read more)
John Peyton, Mayor Of Jacksonville, Florida:
"In Massachusetts, Governor Romney applied conservative principles and successful private sector practices to grow the economy and restrain state spending. As President, Governor Romney will bring this same strong and innovative leadership to the White House as America faces new global and domestic challenges."
Deon Long, Statewide Chair of Romney for President Florida African American Steering Committee:
"Governor Romney is the only candidate that is presenting substantive policies and reforms to address the problems Americans face today. With a record of innovative leadership, it is clear that he is uniquely qualified to provide the leadership we need to expand access to affordable health care, keep our taxes low, raise the bar on education and keep our country safe."
State Senator Kevin Coughlin (R-OH):
"Our nation needs a leader like Governor Romney, a candidate with a proven record of accomplishment and success at governing using conservative principles. I am confident he can build a stronger America by reforming health care, improving education, restoring fiscal responsibility, and keeping our nation's military strong. I look forward to joining Governor Romney as he discusses his ideas to bring change to Washington with Ohians."
State House Representative Shannon Jones (R-OH):
"Governor Romney is a dedicated leader who understands the needs of everyday Americans. Like many Ohioians, he believes we need to bring conservative change to Washington by reducing government spending, keeping taxes low, and governing with the highest ethical standards. Unlike any other candidate, Governor Romney has laid out a comprehensive strategy to prevent a nuclear Iran. He understands that the best ally for peace is a strong America and he is the best choice to keep us safe from the threat of terrorist sponsored regimes."
Ambassador Sichan Siv, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Economic and Social Council:
"Unprecedented challenges from abroad and at home are too great to leave to an inexperienced executive. We need someone ready to provide steadfast and innovative leadership. Throughout his career, Governor Romney has proven his ability to take on difficult situations, analyze all variables, and find the right solution. I am excited to work with him."
Californias oldest, largest and most conservative Republican volunteer organization, the California Republican Assembly, endorsed Mitt Romney for President on November 11, 2007 with an overwhelming 148-73 vote during the groups annual convention held in Sacramento. The Board of Directors for the Young Republican Federation of California also voted to endorse the Romney campaign.
View a list of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives endorsing Gov. Romney (46 as of 2/05/2008, the most for any GOP candidate) compiled by TheHill.com
Finally mastered those ‘copy’ and ‘paste’ operations, huh?
Someone has to counter the cut and past operations of the Romneyophobes.
"Behind the empty gestures and deceptive rhetoric, Romney was not pro-life
or a defender of marriage by any stretch of the imagination.
He was a disaster," said O'Gorman, of the board for Massachusetts Citizens for Life.
He said Romney "deceptively" claims to have been awarded
a pro-life award from the group.
"The award Romney arranged for himself with the local Pioneer Valley Chapter
was the Mullins Award for Political Leadership, not a pro-life award
and not approved by MCFL's state board of directors," he said.
"We're blowing the whistle to warn voters "
[Family leaders call Romney 'disaster' - Letter criticizes 'deceptive rhetoric' around candidate]
You list Kmeic?
To win the recent straw vote (which ended in a statistical tie)
RINO Romney has had TeamROMNEY attack many people in Feb 2009.
Connect the dots...... Just like in 2007 and 2008, all the HATE and dirty tricks lead back to TeamROMNEY.
Review the attacks this month, FReepers. HOW MANY MUST OCCUR BEFORE IT IS NOT CO-INCIDENCE?
The purpose was to influence this vote --- no matter who was hurt. No matter how much it cost.
Dan Gilgoff is a Romney supporter, fresh
off the bench and in to attack Gov. Palin this month, for backstabber Carpetbagger RINO Mitt Romney.
There are enough attacks against Gov. Palin that this effort is concerted (p < .0001)
Dan Gilgoff: "Bobby Jindal, Catholic, Draws the Same "Secret Muslim" Allegations That Haunted Obama"
February 24, 2009 - I'm surprised that a few comments on my post about Bobby Jindal as the new face of
Christian conservatism allege that he's got ancestral Muslim roots, in addition to the acknowledged
Hinduism of his Indian born parents.
Remind you of any other recent rumor campaigns against promising young minority politicians?
What's surprising is that some of the comments appear to be from pro-Sarah Palin conservatives."
BZZZZZZT: The Real Deal is otherwise.
Dan Gilgoff, May 8, 2007, "A seat at Romney's table"
"If the next Republican to occupy the White House must follow that same strategy,
Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor, may be in much better shape than polls suggest.
..At last week's debate, Romney went furthest in speaking the language of the Christian Right, ...
Romney's also meeting with evangelical leaders,
even sending them wooden chairs mounted with plaques declaring,
"You are welcome at our table anytime."
Gilgoff: "Bigoted Redneck Evangelicals Stopped the Nomination of Marvelous Mitt
.... Im so offended at the suggestion of Dan Gilgoff in USA Today
that the reason that Mitt Romney lost is because we Evangelicals just couldnt bring ourselves to vote for a Mormon.
Ive followed the national conversation among Conservative Christians about Mitt Romney.
Little of it centered on his Mormonism, much more on the fact of his shift on the issues."
Dan Gilgoff Romney propagandist: "("A Massachusetts Conservative," U.S. News & World Report, 2/12/07)
Romney ... (w)ith a Democratic-controlled state legislature, he managed to
balance the budget without raising taxes."
[Romney called the tax increases "fees", and even raised them in NH !!!]
Joe Scarborough is yet another Romney supporter,
in to attack Gov. Palin this month, for backstabber RINO Mitt Romney.
"Joe Scarborough losing more and more sleep over McCain
"John McCain is ruining Joe Scarboroughs life. Joe cant sleep or eat.
His man Romney is now showing 15 points behind McCain nationally.
Joe is sick over it. How could the good republicans of this nation vote for such a liberal.
He aims to do something about it. He doesnt know what yet, but dammit,
Romney is going to be President if he has his way about it. He knows the real Mitt.
He knows Mitt simply lied to get elected in MA. He doesnt know why he lied, and he doesnt care."
More dots...... Carol Platt Liebau is yet another Romney supporter,
in to attack Gov. Palin this month, for backstabber Carpetbagger RINO Mitt Romney.
"Mitt Romney has been the most consistently excellent debater overall in the two meetings of the Republican candidates.
He is personable, clearly well informed, incredibly well-funded, and surrounded by a crack staff.
All that, taken together, goes far to explain why his numbers in Iowa -- and elsewhere -- are looking better and better."
Even more dots...... Douglas Kmiec is yet another Romney supporter from the Romney Keep,
in to attack on the GOP, for backstabber Carpetbagger RINO Mitt Romney.
"Romney supporter turned Obama man Douglas Kmiec indulged in quite a litany of name-calling,
finger pointing and demagoguery against the GOP that would have been amazing from the same man only one year ago.
Kmiec has shown that he no longer cares much how he is viewed, going full Democrat Partisan at this point."
Surprise. Surprise. Connect the dots......
Cal Thomas is yet another Romney supporter,
in to attack Gov. Palin this month, for backstabber Carpetbagger RINO Mitt Romney.
"Cals Surprising Suggestion: I Wish The Palins Would Leave The Stage For Awhile"
Similar to Romney's other scortched earth tactics:
"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."
[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]
I personally love Judge Bork's ringing endorsement:
Judge Robert Bork, Leading Conservative Jurist, Nominated By President Reagan To The Position Of Associate Justice Of The U.S. Supreme Court:
“Throughout my career, I have had the honor of serving under several Presidents and am proud to make today's endorsement. No other candidate will do more to advance the conservative judicial movement than Governor Mitt Romney. He knows firsthand how the judicial branch can profoundly affect the future course of a state and a nation. I greatly admired his leadership in Massachusetts in the way that he responded to the activist court's ruling legalizing same-sex ‘marriage.’ His leadership on the issue has served as a model to the nation on how to respect all of our citizens while respecting the rule of law at the same time.”
“Our next President may be called upon to make more than one Supreme Court nomination, and Governor Romney is committed to nominating judges who take their oath of office seriously and respect the rule of law in our nation. I also support Governor Romney because of his character, his integrity and his stands on the major issues facing the United States.”
(Listen to a Romney for President radio ad featuring Judge Robert Bork: “Important Times”)
Let's see, who should I believe, a handful of Romney haters on FR, or legitimate true conservatives? No contest!
He has nice hair dammit!
" Boston Herald - Friday, July 20, 2007
In an apparent violation of the law, a controverisal aide to ex-Gov. Mitt Romney
created phony law enforcement badges that he and other staffers used on the campaign trail
to strong-arm reporters, avoid paying tolls and trick security guards
into giving them immediate access to campaign venues, sources told the Herald.
They (the aides) knew the badges were fake and probably illegal,
said a presidential campaign source who asked for anonymity
because the story could damage the individuals career.
Two additional sources confirmed that the badges - described as bright silver plates with a state seal attached -
were first created and used by Garrity while Romney was still governor."
"BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- An ever-present aide to Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney
took a leave of absence Friday after he became the subject of investigations
in two states for allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer. ...
Jay Garrity, who serves as director of operations and is
constantly at the side of the former Massachusetts governor,
is accused of .... identifying himself as "Trooper Garrity" of the Massachusetts State Police..
Meanwhile, Garrity also has been accused of telling a New York Times reporter ....
that he had run the license plate of the reporter's rental car...
New Hampshire law prohibits citizens from accessing the state's license plate database. "
"A Romney campaign aide is also under investigation by police in Massachusetts for allegedly impersonating a state trooper..."
Rolling my eyes...
And great teeth and don’t forget good posture.
No need to ask all of them because Romney is now a PROVEN liar regarding endorsements.
Got that? PROVEN liar. How about another example?
"Mitt Romney Lies About Father Marching With Martin Luther King, Jr."
"Mitt Romney has been caught in yet another lie.
Only yesterday Romneys claim of not supporting Planned Parenthood abortion mills was abruptly smashed by a photograph surfacing of him at one of their fundraisers in 1994.
Today, its Romneys claim that his father marched with famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
During his Im a Mormon but it doesnt matter speech, Mitt Romney claimed he saw his father,
George Romney, marching with MLK during a 1968 civil rights march through Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
It was a stirring account of the efforts of his father to show that the Romney family have always reached across ecumenical lines.
Only one little problem it never happened."
These endorsements where made when there was no talk of Palin, Sanford, Jindal, Pence or DeMint.
Carpetbagger Romney has RUN from Massachusetts,
where he is HIDING in La Jolla, with the Belmont
illegal alien sanctuary now up for sale.
I'm out, time for work.
Mitt the Twit has never shown leadership. He’s been an excellent manager but being a manager does not imply that he leads. Managers manage things; leaders lead people. The president does not have to be an economist or a former military member or have run a company. A president has to be a person who leads people. The president is the head of the executive branch and has to have the talent to choose the right economic, military and other advisors who will advise him and who will carry out his directions and implement his decisions. The advisors formulate specific policy from presidential guidelines and then the president decides, based on his staff inputs whether the policy will work or not. Reagan knew the true meaning of being the president: provide the general policies, direction and oversight to well-qualified staff and inspire that staff and the american people to move in the right directions. This is the big difference between leadership and management. BO Plenty is a would-be manager who rules by fiat because he is the manager. Reagan was a leader who governed by leading and encouraging his staff and the people to take the right direction. Romney is no leader, he’s a self-promoting corporate image, his goal is power, he will sell out his inner circle and party as well as the american people to gain power which is no different than BO.
sevenbak, your post in #36 is a typical Romney Lie
and RomneyBOT lie. Shame on you. Shame on Romney.
Romney changed his mind 3 x on ENDA -- just like he changed his mind 3 x on embryonic stem cell usage.
With ENDA, first he was for it -- then he was against it on a federal level...then he decided it would be up to states to implement it -- so then he was pro-state ENDAs and an anti-federal ENDA.
Typical Romney. Switched his mind in the double-figures on abortion.
"Look, I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush.
I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."
~~~ Mitt Romney Video Link
"In my view, [the Contract With America] is not a good idea..."
~~~ Romney Opposes the Contract With America Video Link
"I RESPECT and will protect a woman's right to choose. . . . Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the government's."
~~~ Mitt Romney to NARAL, April 2002
sevenbak, you are nothing but a scurrilous sociopath.
I dare you to find one LDS thread where you claim I posted.
I was thinking “great, now we have a list of those who have been producing all the damn RINOs”...
And the Rush bit is not really an endorsement, but thanks for playing it again...
Oh, and as much I a like Sean, Hannity was a Rudy supporter first, so, well ya know...
There are a few other sticking points, but that is enough...
Diogenesis has never really posted on any LDS threads that I know of, and I testify to that as one of the newest bonafide members of the “Flying Inmans”.
As far as keeping the politics and the religious separate you and I have had that talk...
Wait, I have...
Where's the BEEF?
The REST of the PHILOSOPHY of the Right?
Kathy - only your GENDER keeps you from being a Butt Boy!
recommends from ‘important’ people and AUTHORITIES!!
NOW I will support him; even though the RECORD is against him.
IF he runs again?
Read the papers!
You WANTED to post there!
It is OBVIOUS that ANYone who oppose Mitt does so BECAUSE OF HIS ROCKSOLID faith!!
--MormonDude(Mitt opposers are Haters & Bigots of the WONDERFUL LDS Organization®)
[and your alliteration sucks; too!]
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