Skip to comments.Conservatives, be careful what you wish for with Mitt Romney (Reality Check)
Posted on 11/02/2012 10:10:42 AM PDT by goldstategop
The truth is, the Tea Party anger that boiled over in response to the President Obamas healthcare plan had been brewing for years due to conservative disappointment with George W. Bushs policies. Bush created record-breaking deficits, embraced Congressional earmarks, gained passage of an enormous expansion of Medicare entitlements without funding it, nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, and backed McCain-Kennedy comprehensive immigration reform.
Principled conservatives like Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity spoke out against the direction of the party, to their credit.
Conservatives must be careful not to abandon their principles out of blind hated for President Obama. In their zeal to make Obama a one-term president, they may just elect someone who ends up implementing policies that are to the left of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
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We might not get what we'd like in him as a Republican President. That's why I am not voting for him and Juan Williams' advice is sound.
Whatever—he’s a damn sight better than obammy........
is this the same Juan Williams I occasionally hear negative things about on FreeRepublic?
He strikes me as fair.
We don’t want to defeat Obama and get more of the same from Mittens.
Being stupid is important, but being self-satisfied and smug in one's stupidity is even more important.
Yeah right. Juan Williams is exactlythe guy I’d turn to for advice about for whom I should vote! Why did you post this horse shit?
I was undecided until now, but Juan Williams is such an authority on conservatism that I guess I’ll just stay home on Tuesday.
I trust him implicitly to keep conservatives’ best interest in mind.
The day I listen to political recommendations from Juan Williams
is the day after I get a full frontal lobotomy.
Interesting that Juan Williams is free to speak his mind on FOX, not so the case with his former employer. Jaun, the sword can cut both ways.
Then you're a f*cking idiot who should be banned from this sight! Go back to DU.
.... After EVERYTHING you know to be true about Obama, and you come off spouting something like this? What else do you want us to believe?
Juan’s rationale is why I hope that the Repubs take over both the Senate and the House. I’m hopeful that newbies like Fischer, Cruz, and Mourdock will start saying “NO” to the GOP-E.
If we get enough conservatives in the House and Senate, Mitt will be forced to “play ball”.
Considering how Conservatives embraced Juan as an honorable member if the opposition when he got booted from NPR, I wouldn’t think that he’d stoop to such a level of ingratitude by engaging in cheap voter (Conservative voter) suppression tactics.
I was right with you... up until benghazi....
anyone willing to abandon men in the field is far more dangerous than a liberal mcromney will be...
I hate to do it, but i will cast my ballot for the liberal..
jeez, how did we get into this position..
Oh, I know, it was because of a less than 20% turnout for the primaries...
sooo, about 11% of registered republicans gave us a choice between a communist and a big government lib...
remember this in 2014, and let’s form a rally cry...
But a no vote could very well get Obama back in.
Juan Williams can always be counted on to spout the liberal line of the day. He is a democrat stooge. We should take seriously his admonishions about Romney—WHY???
It’s so wonderful that he has supported nearly every destructive policy that this Obama administration has implemented, and NOW he’s “concerned” for the country and warns us about Romney.
That’s quite alright, I’ll vote for Romney.
With regards for who is the best for America, there is no comparison. I will vote for an American RINO any day of the week before I will vote for a Kenyan Marxist psychopath.
You do realize that Williams is a liberal and is trying to depress conservative turnout, right? If he believed Romney was as liberal as he claims, he would not be fighting so hard for Obama, who even the liberals see as a failure.
Now is Romney as conservative as I would like? No. But he is the alternative to Obama, and he is a LOT more conservative than Obama.
CONCERN TROLL ALERT!!!!!!!!!
Ain’t it the truth!
You are in California and are irrelevant any way. You just plain don’t matter.
For the sake of your idiotic argument, let’s just assume that Mitt Romney is Obama II. Who is going to govern more radically? Obama I who will never have to face the voters again? Or Obama II who will?
You can’t teach stupid. I smell a troll.
I *know* what Obama will do with another 4 years.
I do *not* know what Romney will do with a conservative house and senate at his back.
J.W. was being dishonest with the ‘Romneycare’ part of his article. What Romney said was that there were good parts to Obamacare (preexisting conditions and helping college kids stay covered while they were in school), but that the rest was a boondoggle. He also said that what worked in Mass. may not work in Texas and that it was a states’ issue, not a federal government issue.
Right now, I will take the unknown over a *certain* hell.
Juan WIlliams is a slobbering Obama apologist and his arguements are not only old and tired, they are so patently false that they would be funny if this election was not about such absolutely critical things.
He’s simply trying to do everything in the face of a rising tsunami-like tide, to supress the vote for Romney.
Here’s a list of links that explain how critical this election is and the conditions surrounding it:
Bow to Nobody by the Special Forces
Obama Tells the Russian Prime Minister he wil be more “Flxible,” if he wins the election
The Great Turnaround of 2012
Walking Al Quida in Benghazi
STAND OBAMA DOWN on November 6th, 2012
Pat Caddell cuts loose on Obama and the MSM over BEnghazi
Mitt Romney’s Plans fo the US Navy
Obama’s Terrible list of Firsts as president
Clint Eastwood - If he’s not doing the job, you’ve got to let him go
UnInstall Obama on Novemebr 6th, 2012
The Liberal Porgressive Class Envy Trainwreck
Obama Administration Lies and Job Numbers
Sharia Law Must be Eradicated from the Earth
America at the Crossroads of History
Juan Williams is the voice of reason. No bias to be found here.
As a life-long Republican...I will now vote Democrat.
Thank you Juan for the timely warning about Mitt.
“That’s why I am not voting for him and Juan Williams’ advice is sound. “
Well, I am glad to see you are a California voter so your vote won’t matter.
Ain't that the truth. Anybody that would stay home and let Obama win is a traitor IMO. They have no credibility when they claim to love this country if they allow Obama to win.
Romney was not my first choice but I have been more impressed with him the more I hear him talk. I know it's politics and if he doesn't do all he promises I won't be surprised, but he is at least a true American and I believe he will put country first. I'm not going to blindly believe anything any politician claims but so far Romney is heads above the rest. Any Republican and some Democrats at this point are better than four more years of Obama.
Yup. That’s how far loathing of Obama has brought us. I can’t join the enthusiasm for Mitt Happens.
There are a few things he advocates I do like and on the rest I’m prepared to be disappointed. Because he isn’t a Reagan conservative and isn’t one of us!
I have no illusions/delusions concerning Mitt. However, I will enthusiastically vote for him to get rid of the horror of Obama. O is an abomination.
Juan, we want to kick out the Marxist usurper and replace him with a true-blue, died-in-the-wool conservative president! But half a loaf is far better than no loaf at all, so thanks anyway for your “concern.”
“Juan Williams is the voice of reason. No bias to be found here.”
LOL! I can’t decide if this is sarcasm or not...
“...I get a full frontal lobotomy.”
Go for the bottle in front of me...
Since you are in a “swing State”, if 0bama is re-elected, we will hunt you down and do to you what that 92-year-old “lady” said she would do to Mitt. ;-)
That’s right, vote third party out of principle and get Obama again.
I don’t think so Tim....
Full Blown Sarcasm...
Yeah, right...The little weasel Juan Williams is only trying to help out the country getting Obummer reelected.
At this point I’m wishing for anything but that damn Obama!
Because Obama is so much better. Got it.
Thanks for playing, Juan.
It got to where it got due to conservatives being unable to be lock step in picking candidates. And the infighting being so great that people started attacking the very candidates that other conservatives wanted. I was for Michele Bachmann and others for Rick Perry. I was for Rick santorum and others for Newt Gingrich. I was for Herman Cain and others were waiting for Sarah Palin to run and she never did. I was looking at Vrigil Goode as a option at one time, but others attacked me for not going lock and step with the GOP’s hand picked candidate Mitt Romney. Now I have no choice but vote Romney because there is no one else as Vorgil will not be on my state’s ballot and I want Obama gone.
As it was pointed out in the Republican debates, ANY of the candidates was better than Obama!
Removing Obama should be #1 priority!
Juan Williams strikes you as fair?
If I was talking on the phone to a friend, and they said Juan Williams struck them as fail, I would assume they were having a stroke and would dial 911.
Then, I'd go to my friend to be sure my friend got the best medical care possible.
I'm just sayin'......goldstategop, what do see in Juan Williams that is fair?
Yes, and so voters elected hopey-changie dork because of that...
Now, what do you think they are gonna do to him now that he has the same things.. only worse
I'd tweak that a bit. It's like Bush was only half as bad as Obama. Bush gave us unfunded Medicare Rx mandates, liberal immigration reform, questionable court appointments and $500 billion deficits. Obama basically multiplied all of that by two. Trillion dollar deficits, ended welfare reform, increased food stamps, Obamacare, etc.
Romney will be no different. It's the lesser of two evils argument. I get the argument for voting for Romney, but it really doesn't hold water, because in essence all conservatives who are holding their noses and pulling the lever for Romney next Tuesday are saying is "America going over the cliff, but we can put the crash off for awhile by defeating Obama."
I don't buy that. The whole point is to stop the thing from going off the cliff. We we need to crash the two-party system in the meantime to accomplish that, then I think it's a price well worth paying.
I'm voting Libertarian.
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