Skip to comments.Why is Romney being supported by the Global Warming Crowd?
Posted on 04/10/2012 10:15:54 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
How depressing. Conservatives remain divided this election cycle while the most liberal candidate for the GOP nomination in decades continues to pile up delegates. Meanwhile, the evidence continues to mount that Romney will govern to the left of George Bush either one. Romneys effort to portray himself as a conservative has had great success, primarily due to a black out on Romneys record not only by the mainstream press but also by much of the conservative media. Moreover, much of Americas conservative leadership has decided to give Romney a pass.
I posted a piece here a few weeks ago about Romneys aggressive effort to promote global warming in Massachusetts, policies that have largely been ignored in this campaign. Since that piece was posted, more evidence has surfaced that Romney will govern as a global warming zealot. It turns out that one of Romneys largest donors is Julian Robertson Jr., who has given $1.3 million to the pro-Romney Super Pac, Restore our Future. Robertson serves on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund and was a big cheerleader for Obamas 2009 Cap-and-Trade bill. When Robertsons office was questioned about Romneys views on global warming, a spokesperson responded that, he [Robertson] has confidence that Romney, once hes in there, will do the right thing. Can you spell SELL-OUT?
But thats not all. A number of other global warming zealots are backing Romney including billionaire Trammel Crow and Rob Sisson, who heads up a group called Republicans for Environmental Protection. And one of Romneys economic advisors is Greg Mankiw, who has spent much of his career pushing for a carbon tax to finance all the wacky global warming programs of the type Mitt pushed in Massachusetts. Also advising Romney on environmental issues are James Connaughton, a cap-and-trader who headed up Bushs Council of Environmental Quality, and Jeff Holmstead, a Bush EPA official known for his extreme global warming views. But this isnt surprising given the fact Romney hired hard-left environmentalist John Holdren now Obamas science advisor to be a key advisor while Governor of Massachusetts.
Robertson, Crow, Sisson, etc. must know something we dont. Thats right, were being set up folks. Were being screwed by the RINO wing of the GOP. Yet conservatives by the thousands continue to vote for Romney like lemmings crawling to water.
Part of the reason why this is happening is that many of Americas leading conservatives have remained silent or neutral in this race. Many leaders are tied to groups that took money from one of Romneys six PACS over the last six years and so they either cheerlead for Romney or stay silent. And then there are many conservatives supporting Romney in hopes of receiving a position in his administration. You know, the career first, America last types.
Sadly, even several Tea Party-supported politicians have endorsed Romney, such as South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, Jason Chaffetz, Christine ODonnell and Senator Jim DeMint (DeMint claims he hasnt endorsed Romney but all his staff member have and he publicly promotes Romney as a conservative on a daily basis). And one can guess why. Haley took $36,000 from Romneys Free and Strong America PAC for her 2010 campaign. Chaffetz took $7,000 from Romney and ODonnell received $5,000. And Senator DeMint, a guy I used to think was a conservative superstar, took $20,000 from Romney the last few cycles. These people have allowed Romneys wealth to jade their judgment since all of them surely know about Romneys liberal record.
But it gets worse, FEC records shows that Romney poured close to a million dollars into the coffers of 167 congressional and senate candidates during the 2010 cycle. And thats not counting the $404,000 given to state and local GOP parties in 2010. But the buy-off money wasnt just given out willy-nilly. The Romney team targeted the bulk of the money to candidates, groups, and local parties in states in which they felt Romney was weakest South Carolina, for example. Thats why South Carolina Governor Haley and Sen. DeMint received more money than most but they probably thought that Romney just really liked them. Talk about naive. Needless to say, glowing pro-Romney statements from people like Haley and DeMint convinced many conservative voters its ok to vote for Romney. Thats the whole plan Jim and Nikki. For Gods sake, wake up.
Aside from the slew of conservative groups, publications and think tanks that took money from Romney and now proclaim him a conservative, we shouldnt forget Team Romneys covert operations. For example, one group was formed called Evangelicals for Mitt, headed by David and Nancy French. Its main purpose is the propagandizing of evangelicals into believing Romney is a superstar on the social issues. Their website simply parrots items given to them by the Romney campaign and theyve done a tremendous job covering up the fact that Governor Romney carried out perhaps the most aggressive gay rights agenda of any governor in American history.
EFM also does a great job pooh-poohing the idea that Romney illegally, and in violation of his constitutional oath, implemented same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Apparently, they know more about this issue than a slew of constitutional scholars who have looked at what Romney did and concluded he violated the state constitution by ordering his clerks to marry same-sex couples in the complete absence of any legislative authority. But it took Time Magazine to expose this phony group: campaign finance experts say the couples group looks like a thinly disguised extension of the Romney campaign. Well, duh. The article details how some of Romneys big donors finance this group and how EFMs founders are tied into the Romney campaign. But why did it take a Time reporter to expose this front group?
The strategy of dumping money into the coffers of hundreds of conservative congressmen, groups and party entities, not to mention the creation of front groups designed to mislead conservative voters, is surely one of the biggest stories of the 2012 campaign, but no one in the conservative movement will talk or write about it. Meanwhile, every time Romney opens his month, he lets slip once again that he doesnt possess any core convictions. One week hes praising the Chinese for how productive they are due to their efficient regulators (kind of like praising Hitler for making the trains run on time). And the next week he babbling about supporting minimum wage hikes indexed to the Consumer Price Index. Such a policy, of course, would lead to minimum wage hikes on an annual basis and drive the cost of doing business through the roof. Thats a hell of a jobs plan.
Romney doesnt have a conservative worldview and never has. His advisors and big donors all hail from the liberal wing of the party. Hes using bought-off politicians and front groups to sucker conservatives, tea partiers and the Christian right into thinking hes one of them, but once elected, he will make George W. Bush look like a hard-line conservative. But thats assuming he will be elected. If the history of RINO presidential candidates is any indication, Obama will beat him in November. And the folks to blame for this disaster will be our own conservative leadership for their failure to speak out against him.
|And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .|
|"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton|
If he beats Obama he will be a one term also.
My East Texas Baptist Conservative Mother-in-law would not have considered voting for a Mormon three years ago.
After Obama, it doesn’t seem so important to her.
Is this a trick question?
His convention delegates should be released immediately because he has committed fraud to win them . . . IMHO
Romney bought, and paid for this nomination a long time ago. Newt, Santorum, and the others forced him to cough up more to keep the nomination bought, and paid for.
It’s a damned shame the well being of our country, the Constitution has to take a back seat to the personal aspirations, and bank accounts of those we elect to represent our interests.
Democrats, RINO’s, and a few surprises have to be like weeds pulled out of the garden. They gotta go.
There was no fraud. Everyone knows that Romney’s former cap and trade advisor is now the chief enforcer, or compliance officer for the new regulations put out by Obama’s EPA.
Anyone who voted for Romney in the primary, may as well have voted for Obama.
Pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-global warming BS, pro-homosexual agenda, pro-progressive taxation, and pro-liberal judges appointed....
Now how's he different than our current president? Oh that's right , he believes in God not Allah. Cause he's running for pastor of the United States of America. The God that kills baby in utero, allows pederasts and homosexuals to marry and adopt, and of course the God that promotes the theft of wages to those who don't work under deception and sloth.
Well isn't that just peachy.
I'll vote for conservative Senate and House of Rep. As far as the RINOs and the Republican "party"... I stand tall with both hands raised, middle finger extended and salute you. I'LL NEVER VOTE FOR THAT TURD from taxachussettes.
I'll also do everything in my limited power to spread the word to just lie to pollsters and screw Mitt. I want Obama if it's Mitt. That way they can't blame anything on "bipartisan support".
If you don't agree with me, great. Free country..... so far. Vote for whomever you wish. Just don't try to convince me that Mitt will do anything to reverse the Health Care Act, TSA, 1000 IRS agents, gays in the military, federal funding for abortions, and national right to carry.... cause he wont do d#ck.
He's the mayonnaise and white bread sandwich, the 2% milk, the Pepto Bismal, McCain without the hot wife and beer, Dole without the sense of humor of candidates... just plain and pathetic.
Other than the complexion and their religions, there doesn’t seem to be much difference between obozo and Romney. The consummate liars of the century, Slick Willie and his wife the Hildabeast must be proud of these two. Hell awaits them all.
Romeny will be following a long line of well distinguished candidates from my home state: “tankman” Dukakis and “medal tosser” Kerry.
I don’t have to like Romney. I don’t have to like all the things Romney has done. I don’t have to trust him. I just have to get Obama out of the WH, and then keep the next guy looking over his shoulder. One step at a time. All the angst about Romney won’t matter one little bit, if the “O” gets to go into overdrive after winning the election.
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