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.
Ditto! Mitt was my 5th choice. But he is my choice now! He has wisely left Obama self destruct in June. He has more business expertise than W. His record for financial management is enviable. Support him now or lose the Republic!
Obama tried to bait him with the young illegal Mexicans order. Mitt didn’t take it. Smart move but people on this board won’t admit it.
Folks, as unappealing as it is the choice is clear.
I understand that whole "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" deal, but I see no evidence of Mitt and O being ideological enemies.
More like peas in a pod.
Well the good news is it’s an electoral, not a popular vote.
So huge majorities Baraq runs up in Calif, Ill, and NY don’t really help him.
It all comes down to battleground states which look very close. Ohio, Florida, NC, Va, etc.
Indiana is definitely an R state this year so count that one as flipped from 08.
And some places like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pa seem to be in play due to the Baraqqi Depression.
“Romney is an untested neophyte. If we hold him to a higher standard, he will do great things.”
You must be kidding, CCN. Romney is not a neophyte. We already know what he is capable of, having implemented socialized health care in his home state as a one term governor.
In the ‘08 campaign, it was well known what a nasty, mean spirited guy he is. He and his elistist sons and their friends carried on with a sense of entitlement behind the scenes that alienated all of the other candidates. It’s amazing that Huck is so supportive of him now as he was very vocal about this back then.
As for “We will hold him to a different standard and he will do great things”. Bishop Milquetoast has shown me no indications of future greatness and as for the first part of the sentence, who is “we” and how exactly will we do this holding of Mittens feet to the fire? Romney is going to be a puppet of the RNC, if elected, and they will call the shots out of expected allegiance for their “dragging him across the finish line”.
The RNC has no use for the conservative wing of the GOP and never has.
It IS up to WE THE PEOPLE to uphold the Constitution. But we will get no help from a party that has abandoned us..or from their chosen poster boy.
What we need is a real Republican candidate. Just invite the GOP-e to do their third-party thing somewhere else.
The cowardice of Willard
This cowardice in the face of controversial issues should alarm conservatives
No this Conservative...
ya have to be surprised to be alarmed...
Im not surprised...
Thou shalt not speak ill of Mitt St. Jesus.
except those caught crossing the border
I guess they wont be arresting any bank robbers either except those caught crossing the threshold of the building...
once they get outside on the sidewalk theyre home free...
Thanks. I needed a good hearty laugh this morning.
Willard's opponent is busy helping bring on the Caliphate in the middle east who will challenge us one day to our great cost, and is knowingly breaking the country financially to hasten its collapse and resurrection as a purely socialist state. Not even to mention the dramatic and immediate changes to out society he's implementing by fiat.
There is no one in the republican party who comes close to being that destructive.
It heartbreaking to know that voting for Willard is the only response to Obama we have now, but it is the only reasonable response. The threat Obama presents is imminent.
For conservatives the executive order and the lawsuit vs Arizona SB 1070 is about illegal immigration. For Dems it is a identity politics issue to be manipulated for their own political advantage without regard to the destruction illegal immigration leaves in its path.
Supporting what you say you hate doesn't coincide with reason. It is actually totally based in fear, and nothing else.
Do not care at all.
If someone pointed a gun at your head what would you consider a reasonable response?
The reasonable response would be to shoot them.
Using your logic, if Obama wins then you would support Obama because “Romney had his chance and / or flaked out.”
So, Obama energizes his base by granting Amnesty, while Romney demoralizes his base by not opposing Amnesty, smart, very smart.
“candidate and its up to us to drag him across the finish line a winner.”
And win win what?
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy."
Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."
Outstanding quotes and links.
The reasonable response is fear.
Obama is pointing a gun at my head. I want him to stop.
That is reasonable.
Most people don't realize that there is a 99.99% chance that Mitt will great increase the power of the State over the Individual.
He will instinctively side with the Rats and RINOs to push a Statist agenda.
I despise Obama and all that he stands for. But I have to give him credit for one thing -- unlike Mitt he would never LIE and pretend to run as a Conservative.
The cold reality is that with either Mitt or Obama the end-game is exactly the same, only the timing is different.
Yep. There are about 35 states in which conservatives who dislike Romney can vote for a third party candidate with no qualms whatsoever. I'll be in that category.
If I lived a few miles west in Ohio, there would be a LOT more soul searching on my part.
Romney is the better of two evils.
Unfortunately that’s the choice we’re presented with.
Obviously no one on FR would vote for Baraq.
And nothing says Democrat win like “Clintonian plurality”
Nothing says Democrat win like “Clintonian plurality”
RINO RomneyCARE is NOT a candidate who will get
any conservative’s vote except the deluded, the myopic,
and those already on their knees to the lying backstabber.
So, you might as well fight.
-- Winston Churchill
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
-- Winston Churchill
If someone pointed a gun at your head what would you consider a reasonable response?
Tell them Jesus loves them and died for them...
Thats what I did...
Were you planning to threaten me with a gun in your vain attempt to get me to vote for your pet liberal, Wee Willie Mitty ???
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