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Mending Fences
Grand Rants ^ | 04-05-12 | Stoutcat

Posted on 04/05/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT by Stoutcat

Now that the dust is settling in the Republican candidate stakes, it looks like Mitt will be our nominee. And I’m fine with that. Really. I am.

After four years of President Downgrade, we will need to do some fast damage control if we hope to regain even a bit of our former standing in the world community. With that in mind, I have several suggestions for actions President Romney can take very soon after he is sworn in:

1.Contact someone in England and suggest that, because of the very special relationship that exists between the two countries, we’d really love to have that bust of Churchill back and proudly displayed in the White House.

2.Issue an invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to a White House state dinner in his honor. Allow him to dine with the guests.

3.Ditto the Dalai Lama. Allow him to enter and exit by the front door.

4.Make sure there is a fully-staffed Protocol office, and that they actually know what they are doing regarding things like vetting guests at state dinners and choosing special gifts for foreign dignitaries...

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1 posted on 04/05/2012 6:32:02 AM PDT by Stoutcat
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To: Stoutcat

If the Republican party can only nominate RINOs then that’s how we should vote. Better a slow train to socialism than a scramjet.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 6:41:17 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Stoutcat

Now that the dust is settling in the Republican candidate stakes, it looks like Mitt will be our nominee. And I’m fine with that. Really. I am.

After four years of President Downgrade, we will need to do some fast damage control if we hope to regain even a bit of our former standing in the world community. With that in mind, I have several suggestions for actions President Romney can take very soon after he is sworn in:

Contact someone in England and suggest that, because of the very special relationship that exists between the two countries, we’d really love to have that bust of Churchill back and proudly displayed in the White House.

Issue an invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to a White House state dinner in his honor. Allow him to dine with the guests.

Ditto the Dalai Lama. Allow him to enter and exit by the front door.

Make sure there is a fully-staffed Protocol office, and that they actually know what they are doing regarding things like vetting guests at state dinners and choosing special gifts for foreign dignitaries.

Make sure you know how to pronounce military jargon… like “corpsman”.
Start practicing now so that you can throw a baseball from the pitcher’s mound across home plate. Bonus points if you don’t wear mom jeans while doing so.

Call a spade a spade: Drop the stupid “kinetic military action”, “overseas contingency operation”, “man-made disasters”, jargon and call them wars, terrorists, etc.

From the time of your election to the day of your inauguration, don’t begin your transition using the non-existent position of ”Office of the President-Elect”. And definitely don’t design a seal for this non-existent office.

And please, whatever else you do, when you accept the nomination at the convention, do not fist-bump Ann.

If you can start off your presidency with these few things, you’ll definitely be on the right track. And I’m fine with that. Really. I am.

Stoutcat


3 posted on 04/05/2012 6:41:33 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Stoutcat
Mend fences? When does Romney take responsibility?

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
George Santayana

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



4 posted on 04/05/2012 6:41:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Stoutcat

THIS PRIMARY IS NOT OVER, MITTBOT!


5 posted on 04/05/2012 6:49:19 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Better a slow train to socialism than a scramjet.

Sorry, this is where I get off...

6 posted on 04/05/2012 6:51:08 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Diogenesis

I’m wondering when Mitty is going to get around to the fence mending. He’s the moron who has done nothing but ignore or insult conservatives.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 6:54:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Better a slow train to socialism than a scramjet.

I'm starting to understand Churchill's dilemma when he had to ally himself with Stalin to stop Hitler.

8 posted on 04/05/2012 6:56:20 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Stoutcat
Anyone who thinks the left are interested in mending fences are mistaken.
The crowbar is in the door, they will keep leaning on it.

9 posted on 04/05/2012 6:57:32 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Stoutcat

Republican Candidates could improve their Primary vote count by campaigning with the following idea:

Due to the FHA, Fannie and Freddie Bankruptcies of September, 2008, American home owners lost 30 % of the value of their homes. That is a 30 % cut in just one month. Home values are still down 30 %.

Thus, let us cut the total compensation to all elected Federal politicians, and their staffs by 30 %, and an additional 10 % cut to elected Federal politicians each year until Federal Spending is LESS THAN the average of the previous 2 years of Federal income.

BTW, since slightly less than half of the US House, and 2/3 of the US Senate are Millionaires, it will be a great opportunity for Congress to lead by example that EVERYONE should give up their “fair” share of the American Dream.

What better way can there be to demonstrate that Federal politicians are on the same page as the voters?


10 posted on 04/05/2012 6:58:36 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Errant

That is in effect a vote for Obama. Often we are provided with the choice of the lessor of two evils. When Obama wins the next election and begins deconstructing America and our economy with impunity, it will be to late to reconsider the consequences.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 6:58:43 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: mnehring

Time is the important factor here. In another 4 years we can hope for a better candidate but another 4 of Obama means it will become all the harder.


12 posted on 04/05/2012 7:01:32 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

As bad as four years of Obama sounds, no matter what in that scenario, 2016 would be completely open primary. A President Romney begets 20 more years of RINOism.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 7:02:46 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Funny your tag line does not jive with your attitude.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 7:03:45 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

My tag line is a Reagan quote. It’s the seminal statement that made me a conservative. Is it right, then, to not vote at all, when you know the greatest wrong will be served by it? I don’t think so.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 7:08:17 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

That’s exactly my way of thinking. Mitt can easily be a placeholder president until West, Rubio, Haley, Christie, Jindal, and the rest of the up-and-comers get some experience under their belts.

Four more years of Obama means (among other things) at least two more liberal Supreme Court justices. This nation will not survive that.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 7:11:21 AM PDT by Stoutcat (I aim to misbehave)
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To: Stoutcat
I am NOT fine with it... it sickens me to the core of my soul. It makes me lose almost any hope that I have for the survival of our republic and it has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt about the corruption of our system and just how rotten DC and the two parties have truly become. America gets to choose... if the election is not controlled by the Spanish company that will be gathering and then tallying the votes... they control America's fate more than we know... we have a choice... the absolute worst president to ever sit in the Whitehouse or a lying socialist cultist.

LLS

17 posted on 04/05/2012 7:14:06 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
"Better a slow train to socialism than a scramjet."

Thanks for contributing to the ruin of America. It sickens me that we've devolved from a country of rugged settlers to a group of wimpy people willing to settle for anything that keeps them comfortable.

I choose neither the slow train or the jet ... I'll drive my diesel guzzling SUV and stay free, thanks just the same.

18 posted on 04/05/2012 7:14:43 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Stoutcat; cripplecreek; Telepathic Intruder; samtheman; Diogenesis; Lauren BaRecall; Errant

I have been hoping someone would throw up a thread like this! I am calling my local election office today to see how I can write in a candidate for the presidential election. Then, when I find out, I will down-ballot conservative, and on the President line I will write, “Nuts!”

The republican party is actively participating in descending this country toward communism by way of socialism. I will not be a willing participant. This election is where I draw the line.

I will send my message with my vote.

I invite others of like mind to do the same. Afterall, a vote for Mitt is a vote for Obama at worst, or at best a continued decline. There is nothing to gain by voting for him, and a constitutional republic to lose.

“NUTS!!!!”

http://www.thedropzone.org/europe/bulge/kinnard.html


19 posted on 04/05/2012 7:16:00 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Obama is going to whip Romney like an unfaithful muslim wife and there will be no one to blame but Romney himself.

His whole primary campaign has centered on winning liberal areas while telling conservatives that we’ll like him just fine when he’s all that’s left.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 7:18:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: daisy mae for the usa

Yeah I’ll definitely be voting but it will be to remove Debbie Stabenow.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 7:20:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
That is in effect a vote for Obama. Often we are provided with the choice of the lessor of two evils.

I voted for the "lessor of two evils" last time. I'm pretty sure that I'm done with that. The sooner we get past deconstruction and begin reconstruction, the better...

22 posted on 04/05/2012 7:22:06 AM PDT by Errant
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To: mnehring; BitWielder1; Graewoulf; central_va; LibLieSlayer; JustaDumbBlonde

See #19


23 posted on 04/05/2012 7:23:34 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Errant

see #19


24 posted on 04/05/2012 7:25:33 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Telepathic Intruder
If the Republican party can only nominate RINOs then that’s how we should vote. Better a slow train to socialism than a scramjet.

Except that Mitt is not a RINO.

He's a lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal as his record readily shows.
25 posted on 04/05/2012 7:28:39 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: daisy mae for the usa

Well Daisy Mae, you can’t blame these Yankees for being a little scared. They don’t have family members who lived through a period of reconstruction like we do. :)


26 posted on 04/05/2012 7:36:37 AM PDT by Errant
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Have it your way. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


27 posted on 04/05/2012 7:39:56 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
What conservatives should be doing at this point is looking to strong house and senate candidates to put into DC. Make the Presidency irrelevant.

Romney is not my candidate, he is the GOP-e's candidate. The guy will get destroyed in the general election as socially he's not that different than a liberal democrat. It is going to be very easy for the Dem's to depress GOP voter moral by bringing up Romney's own record and statements. So please, spare us the lecture on how we just mus vote for Romney otherwise our vote by default is going to Obama. Many, many of us here have been fed that line of crap in politics for over a decade.

28 posted on 04/05/2012 7:40:20 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Stoutcat

29 posted on 04/05/2012 7:41:12 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: cripplecreek
Obama is going to whip Romney like an unfaithful muslim wife...

LOL, That's funny and probably true.

30 posted on 04/05/2012 7:41:12 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Stoutcat

He was the only nominee. That is the problem.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 7:43:56 AM PDT by allmost
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To: daisy mae for the usa
The time to send a message and fight is now. It's not too late to stop Romney. I can't believe people are accepting the GOP-e and MSM’s horse manure as easily as this.
32 posted on 04/05/2012 7:46:19 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Errant

They, and their descendents, are going to know something far worse than reconstruction, if they continue to allow themselves to be led by the nose down the cute primrose path that leads to communism.

“May the odds forever be in their favor!” LOL


33 posted on 04/05/2012 7:49:37 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Errant

Are you kidding? There very may well be no 2016!


34 posted on 04/05/2012 7:50:42 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

What’s the plan? I still have a state primary to vote in. But what after that? Please tell me. I’ll be glad to participate.


35 posted on 04/05/2012 7:51:56 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Michael Barnes

With O in office from 2013 Supreme Court nominations become
crucual. Its realistic to assume that some of the consevative Justices will need to retire and only votes in the Senate and control of the Judiciary Committe will prevent another ‘wise Latina’ liberal activist from the Court.


36 posted on 04/05/2012 7:53:38 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: SoConPubbie; Michael Barnes; tomkat; allmost

see #19


37 posted on 04/05/2012 7:55:59 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: daisy mae for the usa

Vote/work for Santorum because he is the contender that’s closest to Romney.

We’ve got to keep Romney from getting those 1,144 delegates.


38 posted on 04/05/2012 7:57:06 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

I’ve been doing that!


39 posted on 04/05/2012 7:58:44 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: RitchieAprile

See #19


40 posted on 04/05/2012 7:59:26 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: daisy mae for the usa

The tea party must be revived.


41 posted on 04/05/2012 7:59:28 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: cripplecreek

The only bright spot I can see in a Romney candidacy is that he will not throw the election like McStain did. Anybody who can smear Gingrich and Santorum with a vengeance will do the same thing to Obama. I think Mitt wants to be President so badly he will do whatever it takes to win.

The one thing we all need to keep sight of is that BHO has got to go.


42 posted on 04/05/2012 8:04:06 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

The tea party got Alinskied. It is divided between physical conservative and social conservative. If social conservative does not win the day, communism barks at the door. If you don’t know this, I beg you to educate yourself. Santorum knows this, that’s why he makes such extravagant statements about pink bowling balls and such.


43 posted on 04/05/2012 8:05:43 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: daisy mae for the usa

We MUST stop ALL this talk about Romney being inevitable! As one thinks and says, so will it be!

We must point out to people that history is repeating the 2008 election, and like McCain, Romney would lose against Obama.

The people must take control! We can’t rely on Congressional elections to save us. With the GOP-e in control, there will always be a Boehner. There will always be a McConnell.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 8:06:45 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

See #19 and #33


45 posted on 04/05/2012 8:07:52 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Lauren BaRecall
Are you kidding? There very may well be no 2016!

You think I don't already know that? Our calendar may get reset to BO and AO.

I also know that in all likelihood, I will not be able to cast a vote for someone who will not protect our most innocent citizens. Like I said, I'm done with voting for "the lessor of two evils".

We're not done yet though. Miracles still happen. If you don't believe that, explain no one dying in Dallas/Fort Worth tornado outbreak.

46 posted on 04/05/2012 8:10:29 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Anybody who can smear Gingrich and Santorum with a vengeance will do the same thing to Obama.

Actually he's been far kinder to Obama than he has to conservatives but do what you gotta do I guess.
47 posted on 04/05/2012 8:11:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: daisy mae for the usa

I know this - we must get back to the Founders, the founding documents, and Natural Law. These are the only things that can keep the people from being swayed. We must get back our core convictions - right now, we’re just a house built on sand.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 8:11:49 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

I absolutely agree that we are caught between a rock and a hard place. I am seeking a rallying cry. For me, NUTS! works. Do you know the history of this? People must be stunned into realizing they are smack dab in the middle of a war and they are going to suffer the consequences of it, even if they don’t take a side!!!!!!! American’s who care about the constitutional republic better wake up or they are going to be irrelevant very, very soon and their children are going to be slaves.


49 posted on 04/05/2012 8:12:47 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Errant

I’m with you! We must PRAY! I believe in miracles.


50 posted on 04/05/2012 8:15:21 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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