Skip to comments.MEET THE NEW MITT SAME AS THE OLD MITT
Posted on 06/27/2012 7:06:20 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
Now that Mitt Romney has secured the GOP nomination, he is obviously free to be himself. His masquerade as a conservative is over as he has returned to many of the moderate to liberal stances he held as Governor of the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts. He has also returned to being the polite politician who treats his Democratic opponents with respect.
Mitt Romney only gets nasty against other Republicans. In the GOP primary, the Governor eviscerated his opponents with high priced, non-stop, hard hitting attacks. He is not employing the same tactics in his general election showdown against President Obama, who he continues to refer to as a nice guy.
At the same time that Romney is playing nice, Barack Obama has been on a rampage, tearing to shreds the U.S. Constitution. On June 15 at the White House Rose Garden, Obama decided to issue de-facto amnesty to 1.4 million aliens who illegally entered the country at a young age. The President evidently decided that standing immigration laws do not apply to this category of individuals, who will now be able to apply for work permits and no longer have to face the threat of deportation. To the 23 million unemployed Americans looking for work, get ready to face more competition for scarce jobs. Romneys response to this outrageous move is that he wants to seek common ground on the immigration. During an interview on Face the Nation last Sunday, Romney refused on five occasions to pledge that he would rescind the new Obama immigration policy.
Last week, the President issued a questionable Executive Privilege order protecting his Attorney General from congressional investigators and covering up documents that dealt with the scandalous Fast and Furious program. In response, the Governor should be condemning the Presidents order, demanding that Holder resign and insisting on full transparency and the release of all documents. Instead, Romneys response has been non-existent, as he has been largely silent on the Fast and Furious debacle, which resulted in the death of a border patrol agent.
On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down three of the major provisions of the state of Arizonas law dealing with illegal immigration. The justices upheld the remaining provision, which allows law enforcement to question suspected illegal aliens about their immigration status. After the ruling, it only took the Obama Department of Homeland Security several hours to rescind agreements with seven law enforcement agencies in Arizona. Thus, the federal government will provide no assistance to Arizona in dealing with illegal immigrants arrests, except those caught crossing the border or with felonies in their criminal history. Horace Cooper of the National Center for Public Policy characterized the administrations move a complete disregard of the constitutional process. As noted by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Obama told Arizona, drop dead.
With the U.S. Constitution, law abiding Arizona residents and a Republican Governor under attack, what did presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney say? His spokesman refused to condemn the Supreme Court ruling or offer support for the Arizona immigration law. After being hounded by reporters for an answer and evading 20 questions on the issue, Romney spokesman Rick Gorka offered this meek response, The Governor supports the right of states, thats all were going to say on the issue.
When the people of Arizona, the conservative movement and the GOP needed a champion, Romney hid under his moderate cloak. He did the same disappearing act several weeks ago when President Obama announced his support for gay marriage. This cowardice in the face of controversial issues should alarm conservatives. It does not bode well for a potential Romney administration. It is another indication that the worries of conservatives about Romney were well founded.
Romney masqueraded as a conservative in the Republican primaries. Now he is being his true self, the Massachusetts Moderate. If he is elected as President, he will be another George H. W. Bush who will manage the growth of government, not seriously curtail it. He will work with Democrats, not oppose their socialist agenda. He will use government to solve problems and not provide the only real solution, limited government.
So called political experts claim that any Republican presidential nominee must move to the middle to win the general election. Romney is obviously following this advice; however, just the opposite is true. America is thirsting for a conservative alternative to Obama. Voters want a real choice, not an echo. Romney should be clearly differentiating his positions with the President on all issues, not just the economy.
At this time in our history, illegal immigration is a vitally important issue. Millions of citizens along with southern border with Mexico feel overrun with illegal immigrants and are frustrated by a federal government which refuses to take action.
Romney is trying to placate the Latino vote by toning down his rhetoric on this issue. During the Republican primaries, Romney expressed staunch support for the Arizona immigration law. Today his spokesman goes to great lengths to avoid the issue.
Sadly, Romney does not possess the core conservative principles that the Republican Party and this nation desperately needs.
Governor Romney may become our nations 45th President, but as his tap dancing on these issues prove, he will not govern as a conservative.
Obviously NOBODY on FR loves Romney.
But as my man Mark Steyn says
We have a terribly flawed candidate and it’s up to us to drag him across the finish line a winner.
Seems to me Romney is focusing on the economy and not allowing Hussein to draw him into an argument about things that are less important to the electorate right now.
Wrongney is a hand-wringing idiot politician.
I am absolutely disgusted that he became our nominee, and I will not support him or the Socialism Lite stupidity that he so obviously supports.
And your point is? Consider the alternative. Everyone else had their chance-or flaked out.
MEET THE NEW MITT SAME AS THE OLD MITT
About time he’s consistent about something.
Get ready for Ross Perot part II
“We have a terribly flawed candidate and its up to us to drag him across the finish line a winner.”
OK but what will we do after he crosses the finish line?
We have an election to win.
Like the Constitution?
If you are a politician, you stick to the issues that that are easy and that win you votes.
If you’re a leader, you address the issues which will make or break the country, and public opinion be damned.
Hopefully have a good enough Congress to pass bills we want and Mitty won’t veto them.
(this is probably wishful thinking, I know)
I don't see him overcoming that 10 million vote deficit that Obama handed McCain last election!
You don't win against Democrat vote fraud masters that way ~ they're already there and you've lost.
I respectfully disagree.
Romney is an untested neophyte. If we hold him to a higher standard, he will do great things.
Obama is horrible. In every way.
Romney is the fake bully on the playground who goes after the weaker kids(his primary opponents with major help from his PAC) but when faced with the six foot tall leader bully(Bam), he cowers and runs away.
If you’re a leader, you address the issues that will put you in a position to make the changes needed.
Right now, those issues have (almost) everything to do with economics.
Get a grip.
Newt Gingrich was my guy all the way in the primaries but it seems to me now that he has been nominated Mitt has been running a smart campaign. Like it or not BHO has got to go and Romney is our only choice. My prayer is once elected Romney will govern more to the right.