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"Were you lying then, or are you lying now?"
Free Republic Exclusive | February 13, 2012 | Lancey Howard

Posted on 02/12/2012 11:20:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard

On Friday, Ann Coulter turned up on Medved's radio show to talk about Mitt Romney. During the interview Coulter claimed that conservatives aren't going for Mitt because he's "too square". Coulter has not only jumped the shark by endorsing Romney in the first place, she's gone stupid.

Conservatives don't like Romney for one obvious, glaring reason: he can't be trusted.

Ann (along with many other Romney supporters) has become expert at providing lame excuses and explanations for Romney's past proclamations that he was "more gay-friendly" than Teddy Kennedy, has "always supported a woman's right to choose", and "doesn't want to go back to Reagan". Mitt once actually called HIMSELF a "moderate". Most of the excuses amount to, "He was running for Senator (or later, Governor) of liberal Massachusetts! He HAD to say those things to get elected!" Okay. Unfortunately for Coulter and the rest of the excuse-makers, most conservatives have seen enough TV cop shows to know that if Romney was in court and on the stand, the first thing any competent lawyer would do is lean into Mitt's face, stare him in the eye, and ask sternly, "Were you lying then, or are you lying now?"

And it is a perfectly valid question.

If Mitt "only said those things because he was running for election in a liberal state", then why shouldn't it be presumed that what he is saying NOW he is saying only because he is running for the GOP nomination?

Bottom line: conservatives are not rejecting Romney because he's "too square"; conservatives are rejecting Romney because they do not trust him. He is viewed by many, if not most, conservatives as a pandering political whore who will say whatever he thinks his audience wants to hear. There is simply no evidence that Romney has core convictions.

Add to this "trust factor" the many other problematic aspects of a Romney candidacy - - his reputation as the architect of Obamacare, the inevitable media portrayal of Bain Capital's Romney as "Chainsaw Mitt", and the numerous mind-numbing flip-flops of the kind that made a laughingstock of John Kerry's campaign - - and Romney becomes just another "hold your nose" GOP candidate who can never be expected to generate the kind of passion among the electorate that is necessary to dump an incumbent President, even one as destructive and corrupt as Obama.

Romney cannot win depending primarily on the "dump Obama" vote. And you can absolutely count on the Democrats joining in on the chorus: "Were you lying then, Governor Romney, or are you lying now?"


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1 posted on 02/12/2012 11:20:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

vanity bump


2 posted on 02/12/2012 11:22:03 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Once more...


3 posted on 02/12/2012 11:25:38 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Do you know how you can tell when Mitt Romney is lying?


4 posted on 02/12/2012 11:25:48 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Lancey Howard

The evidence of Mitt’s life is that he was raised liberal, by liberal parents (who were battered and mocked by the right), and is naturally inclined to liberalism by his own personal nature.

If anything stirs him politically, Mitt seems to be driven by an anti-conservatism, a hostility to American conservatives.


5 posted on 02/12/2012 11:28:00 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: RC one
This is an old cartoon, so don't forget the "Pro-Communist Health Care" and "Anti-Communist Health Care" podiums. Oh! And the "Pro-Government Union" and "Anti-Government Union", and the "Pro-Global Warming" and "Anti-Global Warming" podiums, too:


6 posted on 02/12/2012 11:28:18 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ansel12

Yes, Mitt said his mother taught him to be “pro-choice”, and his father was a liberal governor.

Plus Mitt’s own father, George, was born in Mexico, so you can count on the rats and La Raza beating him over the head with that little hammer whenever he talks about addressing the ongoing invasion of illegal aliens.


7 posted on 02/12/2012 11:32:40 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ansel12

There are just too many ways that this guy Romney is wrong.
The Republicans need to get it right this time.
The survival of the America we grew up in literally hangs in the balance.


8 posted on 02/12/2012 11:34:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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9 posted on 02/12/2012 11:34:59 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: ansel12

Many Republicans are that, simply because they can’t possibly see themselves as Democrats. So they are the one, simply to avoid the other. Mitt is a classic RINO in hiding. Do you know how hard it is to hide a RINO? Coulter et al provide much-needed cover. Add her beside my tagline’s protagonist below.


10 posted on 02/12/2012 11:37:30 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Some “cover” that leaves the RINO exposed for what it is.


11 posted on 02/12/2012 11:43:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: HMS Surprise

Romney told the abortion movement in private, (and homosexual leaders) to trust him as a stealth supporter, to just get him into the White House so that he could then deliver on his true, and necessarily secret, agenda.

NYT about Romney running for Governor in 2002, but referencing a greater national role: “At the end of the private session, when it became clear that the group was going to endorse Mr. Romney’s Democratic opponent, he surprised its leaders by saying he could be a “good voice” and the most effective national Republican leader on abortion, said Melissa Kogut, a former Naral official who has detailed notes from the meeting.

“I thought, ‘That’s interesting. He’s running for governor, and he’s trying to convince us to get behind him because of the role he is going to play on the national stage,’ ” she said. “We left the meeting feeling pretty good.”


12 posted on 02/13/2012 12:04:42 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Should we have trusted Ronald Reagan when he changed from many years as a democrat and a union official to conservative sounding republican? Should we believe in a war hawk Robert McNamara during Viet-Nam war conversion into a profound pacifist in later years?

My answer is some transformations are genuine and some are suspect. Flip flop once and you are still in the game. Flip flop twice on the same issue and you are out for good.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 12:07:49 AM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion.)
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To: RC one

Well, he’s a dodo bird, so I don’t know.


14 posted on 02/13/2012 12:18:29 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: entropy12

So.... Make the case for your guy.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 12:20:23 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

No one seems to be able to make a case for this guy. It’s all about his supposed “electability” in November.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 12:26:33 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: ansel12
How Conservative is Anne Romney?? The WIVES are ULTRA important in how a President will govern. If the wife is moderately liberal, like Laura Bush, the Pres. will govern that way. The wives hold the sway.

Is Rick's wife, Karen, a real conservative?? Is Callista?? Look to the wives to see what they will do.

17 posted on 02/13/2012 12:46:14 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

Certain amount of entropy is involved .....


18 posted on 02/13/2012 12:47:33 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Psssst!!!

19 posted on 02/13/2012 12:51:35 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Ann Archy

Personally, I would want a President who is not easily swayed by his wife.
Was Nancy as conservative as Ronnie?


20 posted on 02/13/2012 12:51:45 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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