Skip to comments.OK ... some of you are really ticked at me
Posted on 03/08/2012 6:17:49 PM PST by SolRosenburg
Sorry .. mea culpa. Somehow I missed the memo detailing how my primary function on the radio is to say things that you will all agree with so that nobody will get mad at me. Now, from the looks of the email and Twitter, some of you dont like me very much at all. Most of you I dont know personally so Ill survive. Some of the folks that are, shall we say, royally pissed, are friends. Now that hurts. But Ive always been honest with both my friends and my listeners on how I feel about the issues .. and that doesnt stop during the Year of Talking Dangerously.
OK so why are folks mad? Because yesterday on the show I revealed that I voted for Mitt Romney in the Florida Primary, and that if I were eligible to vote in Georgia I would have voted for him yesterday as well. Voting in two states wouldnt have been nice so I didnt.
Not that my opinions here are worth any more but yours, but heres where I stand on this all-important contest as of right now.
(Excerpt) Read more at boortz.com ...
Wow... everything is insane
Looked like it was going to be a Boortz version of Slutgate. I wish. It’s more MittKoolAidGate.
Every “conservative” talk radio host I’ve heard during this primary season has been pushing Romney.
Every last stinking one of them, from top to bottom. Usually it’s subtle, below the surface but effective.
Why? Why are all of them pushing Romney when he is not representative of conservatism?
Policy wise Myth is Ted Kennedy with an (R).
Bakshish?? Money Romney talks? Buying yap-yap lapdogs?
The Talkmaster has had a frontal lobotomy.
It’s no wonder Romney is so far ahead. I always thought Boortz was a Conservative. My, how that title is thrown around these days.
He states: “ The candidate I would most like to see become president. That would be Newt Gingrich. Hes brilliant. Hes solutions-oriented. And more than any other candidate Newt understands where the greatness of America comes from -— and that aint government. Newt won Georgia. Thats it. He didnt finish any better than third in any other Super Tuesday state. Sarah Palin did vote for him in Alaska, but Newt finished 4th in Palins home state. Right now his campaign is struggling.
Yes, because of cowardly men like Boortz and to some degres Mark Levin as well.
Neal’s not a conservative. He’s a libertarian—mostly.
Although this hardly helps in explaining his support for Romney.
Boortz is pro-abortion and regularly ridicules Christians on his show.
For some reason, they think Romney is the only one who’s “electable”. Why? I don’t know. When you look at Romney’s actions while governor, he’s basically BHO lite. It’s like they don’t want to vet him.
Newt’s getting hughly and seriesly misunderestimated. He’s the Contract With America guy. He can work with a part-Rat political situation and still get reasonable results. If Mitt were truly the “best we can do” I could see it, but he ain’t. Not even close.
The candidate that would be the biggest disaster for the GOP. Rick Santorum, hands down. Come on, folks. Heres a guy who as much as says that sex is for making babies .. and if youre not trying to make a baby you should keep it in your pants. Yes, he appeals to the turbos, but he is a complete disaster when it comes to independent voters, especially women. If there is one certainty in this election it is that Santorum cannot and that is a no-way-in-hell cannot beat Barack Obama.
Santorum would be an auto-loss - on a massive, landslide defeat scale. We'd lose the House along with it. Mitt would likely lose narrowly, Rick would be absolutely crushed.
Still hoping people come to their senses and get behind Newt. Gingrich is the only alternative at this point, but it seems like the social values voters are determined to make a statement and back Santorum even though he has not even the slightest chance of winning a general election.
I don’t believe they push Romney because they think he’s the only one electable.
I think they’ve sold out, each at his own price. This is why I don’t trust them—not a single one of them.
Mitt has drowned Newt in sh*tstorms of lying ads. But he won’t hardly look at Obama himself crosswise. Mitt is a recipe for a second term of Obama.
The great one, Mark Levin, said on air that he supports Santorum.
Gee Boortz, just lay down and lick the place where your balls used to be while you’re at it.
No surprise, Boortz...
but as to you snidely stating your job is to “say things everyone wants to hear” or whatever...no prob.
I just don’t listen to you!
boortz is an idiot! Today he goes on a rant about how a politician needs to connect with people. He said romney, Newt arent connecting like the great giver of US secrets to china, willy clinton. Yet, the person that connects the best, Sarah Palin, he despises. Get lost boortz.
I am very disappointed!!! I would NEVER have dreamed that Neal
would vote for Romney!!! I WILL NEVER vote for Romney looks like WE
have more principals than they do and that is all that matters!!! Romney
will NEVER win because WE all despise him!!! GOP-E is in for a rude
awakening they truly believe we will all fall in line!!! NOT !!!
Not even close is right.
Limbaugh always criticizes those who said Reagan was unelectable. But in pushing Romney he’s telling us exactly the same thing about Newt. Very sad—like a general going AWOL in the midst of battle.
And that would be a complete mischaracterization of how Santorum would govern. Santorum is not pushing for Catholic religious norms to be ensconced in American law. But Mitt is an active bishop of the LDS.
Who is this dick-wad?
cause they all work for clear channel
Good. I hope it helps Romney lose.
What I hear in Santorum’s voice and what I hear in Newt’s are very different.
Boortz has always been more libertarian - conservative.
Which still doesn’t explain how he ended up voting Romney.
Rush has said on many occasions that conservatism always wins elections. ALWAYS!
I totally agree and I'm sick and tired of letting the MSM pick our candidates for us.
Perhaps you could have kept your mouth shut? Especially on an anti-mittens website?
I despise Romney, but will be voting for him over Obama.
It’s time for a little rant:
Conservatives lose because they don’t CARE enough. Motivation is not strong enough. They are too busy making a living, taking care of their families, deer hunting, etc.
I work alongside dim activists in every election. They CARE about their causes. It is common to find that they not only contribute money, they use their vacation to walk precincts, and a lot of their time after work goes to meetings and volunteer work.
Here I am in the conservative heart of Texas and I cannot find people who will sign up for full time, PAID positions such as Election Clerk for Early Voting.
We cannot even fill the need for Republican Alternate Election Judges, let alone having enough Poll Watchers. I have had to resort to hiring Democrats to help me run elections. BTW, I have encouraged the honest ones to become Election Judges themselves.
I don’t know about each of you, but I find a lot of “keyboard activists” on our side. Even the most vehement, vocal conservatives I meet just cannot find the time for a bit of volunteering.
Conservative losses are not a mystery or a conspiracy. I have seen what happens on the ground.
As long as this remains the case, we will continue to be led by professional pols like Romney.
Follow the money...
tip....Bain “needs” the executive office...and MUCH of the GOP-e is personally “invested” with them.
Agreed, but it is how he would be perceived by the electorate based on his own statements.
Here is Santorum yammering on about how he thinks contraception is "not okay" and how he wants to talk about it as President:
One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, Well, thats okay. Contraceptions okay. Its not okay..."
Sorry, but we are trying to elect a President, not a priest. This sort of talk is absolute poison to a general election audience. Santorum would lose in a landslide that would take our house majority with it. Rick would lose near the entire midde/moderate/indie/libertine voter demographic(s) that are open to our message on debt, out of control spending, etc, but will not vote for someone who wants to discuss things like the evils of contraception.
I heard him the other day ridiculing a caller for being pro-life, which he snidely told the caller “it isn’t pro-life—it’s anti-choice. Get that right.” and I said, “no thanks.” and turned him off.
I like Boortz, but I am not buying the ‘Only Romney can win’ argument. The two main issues this election need to be Obamacare and jobs. If we go with Romney, we are down to one issue. We need the base to turn out in massive numbers. That won’t happen with Romney. He is a very unexciting candidate as far as I can tell. No one is getting fired up about Romney and that isn’t going to change. We need someone who will really take it to Obama and not play Mr. Nice Guy like McCain did in 2008. We all know how that worked out. As for the other candidates, it is unlikely they can beat Obama either. Gingrich is viewed as mean and a Washington insider. Paul is considered too radical by a large portion of the electorate. Santorum has almost single-highhandedly lost the GOP the female and Independent vote. He lost his own state in 2006 by 17 points. Where does that leave us? Gingrich is my favorite among the candidates left. Not because I strongly feel he could win, but because it would be exciting to watch him take on Obama one-on-one. It looks bad for the GOP and conservatives in particular this presidential election cycle. We should have picked the best ‘pretty conservative’ choice early on and quit attacking every candidate as not conservative enough. Our only hope now is for no candidate to have enough delegates and a brokered convention. Then, we could bring in a new candidate that is acceptable to most of the base and who has not been scarred by this brutal election cycle. I would wish for Paul Ryan, but others would be better than Romney or the rest of the current GOP field. The odds of this happening are low.
Part of the problem is that it is addressing the issue from the negative side. Rather than calling contraception (or whatever) bad, identify the opposite thing, sex saved for marriage and fully open to procreation, as good. This fits a biblical model of one role of good government (Romans 13), i.e. praising what is good.
“Why? Why are all of them pushing Romney when he is not representative of conservatism?”
I do wonder about Boortz...he comes on strong but then he’s mushy when it counts. On one hand he said he wants to see Newt win, but he voted for Romney because he’s going to be the nominee so we need to coalesce around him.
Another example of his mushiness - during the Floriduh fiasco Boortz actually said GWB should let the thugs take it and we could come back stronger in four years.
Makes real sense, Neal...
“Mitt is a recipe for a second term of Obama.”
I dunno. The logic is that Mittens is moderate enough to
draw Democrats, moderates, and fence sitters who do not like Obumbo.
While I think Newt is the smartest one on the block, he terrifys moderats and moralist.
All of us would vote for Romney over Obumber.
Or even as the pro-aborts say, pro-life is a choice. Urging that one choice is better or wiser than another is somehow a Bad Thing? Boortz is not worth getting bent out of shape over. He won’t see things from a godly perspective so why expect him to. Just tune him out and go on.
Me, too. Sick of the MSM.
It would need an industrial vise on most of our noses to vote for Romney, but if that is what it took to push Obama out of the White Hut... well, let’s say that it’s a good time to buy stock in industrial vises.
They all have to justify it to themselves, in various ways, and some care more about doing this than others.
But I believe what most of them think to themselves is the same thing Nimrod thought, or King Saul, or the serpent in the Garden.
Boortz ridicules Christians and is a rabid pro-abortionist.
Doesn’t surprise me that he voted for Romney.
The Talkmaster has had a frontal lobotomy.
The talkmaster just voted for Mittens because he’s the only pro-abort RINO running and Boortz is fanatically pro-abort.
The problem, IMO, is that to "conserve" means, in essence, to hold things the same; considering that, someone who wants to keep government bloated and seriously unaccountable (that is, keeping things the same), wants to conserve and therefore is a conservative. If you allow that reasoning, then voting for Romney is the conservative thing to do because [IMO] there is no discernable difference between him and Obama.
My opinion: Because changing the "D" to an "R" will cause people to think "we did our part" and 'go back to sleep' without realizing that there is no real difference between Romney and Obama.
I posted yesterday that I was shocked to hear Jay Seckulow, from American Center for Law and Justice (the anti-ACLU) supporting Mitt. I couldn’t believe it. In the ad, he said that Mitt would nominate conservative justices to the USSC and even mentioned Bork.
I have no idea why any conservative would back Mitt. He’s poison to the conservative cause.
Over time, they have latched onto the GOP and don't take a critical look at the GOP and push the part towards a conservative agenda and view. So they end being hypocrites, “My liberal Republican (Mittens) is better than your liberal Democrat (Obama).” They will spin and cover for their GOP liberal in elected power no matter what.
calm down...and it's principles not principals Remember that Principals are our "pals" as in school