Skip to comments."Were you lying then, or are you lying now?"
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?"
You have discovered the philosopher’s stone of the last 150 years of American politics.
In my experience, though, 99.99% of conservatives would disagree.
Dear Ann; got some good news for you and some bad news for you. The good news is that you’re going to be on Mitt’s planet when he becomes god. The bad news is that you’re going to be a roll of toilet paper.
Romney hasn’t flipped the first time yet. Saying something isn’t doing something. He is still a lib, still a RINO, and still the arch-nemesis of conservatives. Reagan spent decades FIGHTING for conservatism. Romney has spent a few cycles fighting to convince conservatives that he doesn’t need to prove himself. Sorry, we do have other options.
Ann is appearing more desperate all the time. I’d have never believed this of her 4-5 years ago. Never. It is embarrassing to watch this.
It’s been said on FR before. I’ll say it here again.
There is a possibility that Ann Coulter is log cabin. It would certainly explain her infatuation with Chris Christie and Mitt Romney.
Yes but these are your choices:
Think tank Newt
Crazy Uncle Ron
With this lineup I am afraid too many folks are going to say None of the Above come November.
How about a draft of “Been there, done that” Sarah?
Cleaned up her own party.
Got major concessions from the oil companies, which
Provided extra income for Alaska citizens.
Was the only reason the 2008 election was that close.
I think a lot of folks are sick of Sarah’s voice. Not her message but the sound of her voice. Consequently many won’t listen to her.
This is politics and government, that means Romney is trying to go from Governor to President, as Governor, Romney was a total failure, and left with 34% approval, left his party shattered and reduced, and the democrats have owned his seat ever since.
I would use the label 'Failed Governor' for him.
Excerpts from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204331304577140850713493694.html
"The Wall Street Journal, aiming for a comprehensive assessment, examined 77 businesses Bain invested in while Mr. Romney led the firm from its 1984 start until early 1999, to see how they fared during Bain's involvement and shortly afterward.
Among the findings: 22% either filed for bankruptcy reorganization or closed their doors by the end of the eighth year after Bain first invested, sometimes with substantial job losses. An additional 8% ran into so much trouble that all of the money Bain invested was lost.
Another finding was that Bain produced stellar returns for its investorsyet the bulk of these came from just a small number of its investments. Ten deals produced more than 70% of the dollar gains.
Some of those companies, too, later ran into trouble. Of the 10 businesses on which Bain investors scored their biggest gains, four later landed in bankruptcy court."
In other words 40% of the companies bought and sold by Bain Capital were broken in in the process.
What I want to know is: WHERE are the 100,000 jobs Romney claimed to have "created"???
Utah also leads the nation in per capita murder rates, rapes, child abuse, and antidepressant use.
Ann Romney is a Mormon wife, converted from Christianity to Mormonism personally by the sitting Governor of her state, in preparation for his Mormon son. Bishop Mitt Romney will decide if she goes to his heaven or not, once he becomes God of a planet.
We know that Ann was pro-abortion, active with Planned Parenthood, and we have to assume she still is pro-abortion, she will be whatever her future God tells her to be, at least if she wants to make it into the Mormon heaven.
I wonder how many feel the same way about Ron Paul?
I don’t know if those data are related to Utah being “mormon” country.
To tell you the truth, I don’t know much about Mormonism, nor other such sects and I don’t even want to waste my time upon them. My problem with Romney is not his religion, but with the fact that he is as fake as a 3 dollar bill. I cannot simply believe anything he says.
This guy generates as much excitement as a baseball game in September for a team 20 games out of first place.
One of Medved's callers brought that up and, get this: Coulter excused Romney's "indexing" plan by saying that "with deflation, the minimum wage might actually go DOWN!" I didn't know whether to cry or throw up.
You mean Captain Reagan who by the second half of the 1940s was already starting to be seen as a communist fighting conservative, testifying to Congress and naming names, working with the FBI, having to carry a gun for self defense from the left, Reagan?
The Reagan who by 1952 was campaigning for Republicans like Eisenhower, who he campaigned for again in 1956, and then campaigned for Nixon against JFK in 1960, already having earned a reputation as an active speaker for conservatism for years?
The Reagan who formally registered Republican in 1962 and spoke at the Goldwater convention in 1964?
Reagan was famous for his conservatism before the Vietnam War, and the Great Society, Roe V Wade, the abortion wars, Jimmy Carter, decades of Cold War defeats, and the radical 1960s, before the Reagan Revolution and the Contract with America, and Clinton, and the Gore election of 2000, Mitt Romney would not even register Republican during the Reagan Presidency or vote for him. Romney, at almost age 60, had a stroke (or something) and suddenly, unexplainedly, became a totally different person around 2006, merely to run for national office.
Reagan and Romney have nothing in common.
REALLY?? Well, then mathematically, you assume that since mormons comprise 75% of the state population, that the Gentile 25% must be committing more than four times as many murders, rapes, and child abuse as residents in any other state.
Oh, P. S. ...I forgot the cherry on the cake. Utah is #1 for consumption of internet porn. (Now if you want to blame THAT on the non-mormons too, there must be a lot of people in Utah who've made chicken choking into a career) ;^)
What I meant is that before being mormons, they are people and some people do the strangest things ...
I LOVED Sarah until she started her SCREECHING! What she has to say is great, but I can’t listen anymore.....and I’m a girl!