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Here's why Romney will be the nominee - GOP-E chicanery

Posted on 04/06/2012 7:15:17 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

I've been catalogging the chicanery of the GOP-E for a while now. Take a look at this:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/republican_delegate_count.html

Notice how high the percentage of conservative states are proportional? Notice how low the percentage of progressive states are winner take all? Of course, there's overlap. But the trend is obvious.

This whole thing was friggin rigged from the beginning, by the big wigs and power brokers, in order to get their big government republican darling into the nomination.

Here's the count I took of the 50 states:

Proportional red states - 25

Proportional blue states - 16

Winner Take All Red - 4

Winner Take All Blue - 5

Big wigs and power brokers man......... big wigs and power brokers. SOBs in smoke filled rooms.


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1 posted on 04/06/2012 7:15:20 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

McCain 2008 Part Deux


2 posted on 04/06/2012 7:18:28 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

List of GOP-E:

Jeb Bush
HW Bush
Marko Rubio
Paul Ryan
John Bolton
Nikki Haley
Kelly Ayotte
John Sununu
Rob Portman
Ann Coulter
Jim Demint
Dan Quale
Eric Cantor
Donald Trump
Michael Medved
Dennis Miller


3 posted on 04/06/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. Greek tragedy on the way here.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

List of GOP-E:

Jeb Bush
HW Bush
Marko Rubio
Paul Ryan
John Bolton
Nikki Haley
Kelly Ayotte
John Sununu
Rob Portman
Ann Coulter
Jim Demint
Dan Quale
Eric Cantor
Donald Trump
Michael Medved
Dennis Miller


4 posted on 04/06/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. Greek tragedy on the way here.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Romney may be the nominee but he will never be president.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 7:21:22 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Well, that’s clear as mud....not.

But you are correct in your headline. Romney will be the nominee. All the hyperventilating notwithstanding, that was a foregone conclusion months ago. Like it or not, there was, and is, simply no other viable candidate in the field.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT by citizen (Santorum: Man up, stop being selfish and get the hell out. Dragging this thing out only helps Obama.)
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To: citizen
Romney will be the nominee because...

he's getting more votes than the other candidates.

Nothing more, nothing less.
7 posted on 04/06/2012 7:29:33 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: entropy12

Yaaaay! Coulter for Prez! W/ Miller for veep.....or the other way round is good, too.

Jeez, there’s only one person on your twice-posted list that would have even the remotest chance of getting elected.

But do keep posting, please.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 7:32:17 PM PDT by citizen (Santorum: Man up, stop being selfish and get the hell out. Dragging this thing out only helps Obama.)
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To: svcw
Methinks, you have been reading my mind.

The Tea Party gave the Republicans control of the House of clowns--uh--Representatives. However the Republicans decided that the Tea Party was too conservative and too partisan and really just too too hicksville. Really just a bunch of yokels. So they threw the Tea party aside for more suave urbane establishment candidates. Now they will be able to whine for another four (or forty) about how they could do oh so much better than the Democrats. And all the while the nation disintegrates.

9 posted on 04/06/2012 7:33:29 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: citizen

I clicked ONLY once, do not know why it got posted twice. It has happened to me before. Wish there was a way to delete your post.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 7:35:22 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. Greek tragedy on the way here.)
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To: svcw

Weeeeelllllll .....

going by stats .... Obama has screwed up just about everything else since he became President, so there’s a good chance he’ll blow the election, too - independents are waking up now.

Never say never?


11 posted on 04/06/2012 7:39:52 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If romney the used car salesman is the GOP nominee, then we are doomed to four more years of the obamanation. They are two sides of the same socialist minted coin.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 7:46:45 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: entropy12

Disagree with your inclusion of Paul Ryan as GOP-E.

As far as I have been able to see, he’s been bucking it. Pretty much the same assessment abt Demint.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 7:47:06 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: entropy12

Why do you want to delete my post?


14 posted on 04/06/2012 7:52:22 PM PDT by citizen (Santorum: Man up, stop being selfish and get the hell out. Dragging this thing out only helps Obama.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
The GOP wants romney, they can have him. If they think we are lining up like good little conservatives to vote for their rino, their wrong. They assume we will vote for him to get rid of obama. Romney is no different than Obama and could hurt us long term. I'm calling their bluff and will vote third party or write in a candidate if romney wins the nomination. They don't care about conservatives, except to USE us for our vote and this conservative won't help them ruin this country.

Don't forget the cheating in Iowa and other states. Iowa still has 8 different precincts who “lost” all their paperwork. Romney has his church people working the precincts. I'm sure they will miraculously be found when Romney needs them.

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2012/01/06/appanoose-county-gop-chairman-im-confident-the-results-are-accurate

http://www.npr.org/2012/01/20/145500170/8-precinct-vote-totals-missing-from-iowa-caucuses

Supporting Medium: 

FOX News (video): Romney & GOP kept Gingrich off of Virginia ballot

Examiner: Ron Paul’s wife, Carol Paul says elections are being stolen

CSM: Did Mitt Romney steal Maine caucuses from Ron Paul?

BuzzFeed: “Outrage”: Ron Paul Manager Claim Conspiracy In Maine

Political Wire: Santorum Says Romney Rigged Straw Poll

WSJ: Paul Campaign Challenges Romney's Maine Win

Examiner: Maine vote fraud official

Examiner: Nevada vote fraud official

Examiner: Iowa vote fraud official

http://www.examiner.com/conspiracy-in-denver/romney-virginia-gop-commit-election-fraud-fox-news

15 posted on 04/06/2012 7:54:13 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: citizen

Romney is not a viable candidate. You think he’s the best one only because of the media coverage and the money he’s had for smear ads against all the others. He will lose.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 7:57:44 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: entropy12

Oh, GOP-E = GOP-Establishment I am guessing? Well, that list makes a little more sense now. A little.

I guess the GOP-E should have lined up behind....who? Paul? Cain? Bachmann? Johnson? Newt? The Donald??

I thought Perry was the guy for a while. He looked good for three reasons but I can only remember two right now.


17 posted on 04/06/2012 8:05:00 PM PDT by citizen (Santorum: Man up, stop being selfish and get the hell out. Dragging this thing out only helps Obama.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Romney will win, because he'll be the one with the most delegates, at the time of the convention. There are no 'dirty tricks'. We had some good discussions of issues, and a rollicking primary.

It's up to Republican voters at the ballot box in November. Are they going to withhold their vote from the nominee because he's not the uniformly most perfect candidate, and let Obama cruise on in to a second term, or will they vote FOR the Republican nominee, and also give him a Republican House and Senate, with lots more conservatives, so they can get some good things done?

18 posted on 04/06/2012 8:05:49 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: citizen

Not your post, I wanted to delete MY unintentional duplicate post. I would never want to deprive you of your 1st amendment rights.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 8:18:20 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. Greek tragedy on the way here.)
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To: sauropod

I was alluding to the generally held opinion that any one who has endorsed Romney is part of the GOP Elites. I am having a hard time believing the alleged GOP-E’s got together in a smoke filled room and picked Romney. Some of the people in that list are newly elected, can hardly be called elites.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 8:25:11 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. Greek tragedy on the way here.)
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To: entropy12

I pretty much hold that opinion.

Romney = Max Headroom.

I’ve held that opinion since at least 2007.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 8:29:02 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: canuck_conservative

Unfortunately, independents will break for Obama once they get a good look at Romney. His military record parallels Clinton’s, his personality Al Gore’s, his hairstyle and flip-flopping John Kerry, and his policies as governor of Massachusetts inspired Obama.

Also, Romney is as unknown quantity, whereas at least you know what you’re getting with Obama. So it’s the old “better the devil you know, that the one you don’t.”

Hopefully Santorum can take PA, Texas and merge with Newt in order to force a brokered convention.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 8:31:19 PM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Santorum/ Rand Paul '12)
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To: SuziQ

The problem with Romney is not that he’s far from the perfect candidate, but rather that as a candidate he’s not far from Obama.


23 posted on 04/06/2012 8:34:18 PM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Santorum/ Rand Paul '12)
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To: citizen

Santorum has sometimes polled better against Obama. Romney? Get ready to lose unless we have $5-$6 gas. But even if he wins we lose.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 8:38:08 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: SuziQ
There are no 'dirty tricks'.

When Newt & Perry both failed to get on the VA primary ballot it was clear there "were" dirty tricks coming from the GOPE.

I despise Mitt. But will vote for him is he wins the primary. If the race runs until the Convention, then don't count on Mitt. I have already told (not warned) the GOPE that if they force Mitt on us, this will be my last election as a GOP voter. Obozo must go, but GOPE must too.

25 posted on 04/06/2012 9:12:50 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SuziQ

because he’s not the uniformly most perfect candidate,


He’s not in the ballpark. He is a pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-gun liberal. There is NO difference between him and obama. Why should conservatives allow the GOP to “use” us against to get they candidate, we don’t want, so they can get the candidate “they” want. I won’t play their game again. Romney lied, cheated, stole and destroyed good people and bought every vote he got. He can join acorn and buy from them.


26 posted on 04/06/2012 9:19:21 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances

The GOPE used me for far to long to get what they wanted, my vote. Telling me what they were going to do and then not doing any of it. Screw the GOP I will vote for the house and senate and not the presidency if it is Romney. If he is the candidate I see no difference in the two. You can tell me all you want that any repub is better than O’Dumby but we need action not more talk from the GOP. I have had it with being drug around to get worthless repubs elected. I use to vote solidly repub but not anymore. I am really really really looking third party. I am POed. I have to post this before I say something to get banned.


27 posted on 04/06/2012 9:26:34 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Also, let’s not forget that the Utah GOPe - despite controlling the state house, state senate, governor mansion and judiciary - could not secure a conviction against the following Mormon fundamentalist leader (when they finally decided to prosecute):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2022139/Warren-Jeffs-trial-Heavy-breathing-sex-tape-3-wives-including-bride-12.html

On the other hand, Texas quickly put him away for life (plus 20 years). Two extremely red states. Two different outcomes.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 9:34:57 PM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Santorum/ Rand Paul '12)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

“Unfortunately, independents will break for Obama once they get a good look at Romney.”

Yeah, because Obama has done such a great job growing the economy and jobs, (/sarc)

seriously, folks, wake up ... MILLIONS of americans are without jobs, and the highest number of long-term unemployed since the Great Depression ... and voters are going to reject Romney because of ... his hair?!? He’s not a veteran?!? (like obama)

Is America better off now than before the error of Obama?


29 posted on 04/06/2012 9:56:46 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: WOSG

The question is is America going to be better off with Romney then O’Dumby. I am not convinced.


30 posted on 04/06/2012 9:59:25 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: SuziQ

Please, try giving us a few reasons to vote for Willard. A perfect candidate is impossible, but just pick a major issue.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 9:59:52 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: svcw; citizen
Romney may be the nominee but he will never be president.

This is clear to every clear thinking, informed conservative.

What is left on FreeRepublic, are the every hopeful, GOP-E Plants and the uninformed.
32 posted on 04/06/2012 10:13:53 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: jimpick
Agreed, Brother FReeper.

The only reason Romney would ever be in the White House would be because conservatives succumbed to the GOPe's urging to vote out of panic, desperation, and fear -- the territory of losers and victims.

The only way to help ourselves is to have the courage to defend the Republican party from liberalism, and the ONLY way to do that is to reject Romney and face down four more years of Obama; I hope enough people would vote third party (and NOT sit it out!!!) so that Obama squeaked by on only the tiniest plurality. A president in office where the majority of voters are on record as voting against him, is a weakened president. Clinton got only 42 percent of the vote, which emboldened the Republican Revolution. If Obama was re-elected with a plurality win of, say, 40 percent of the vote, Republicans and America would be better off than if Romney got in to surrender the Republican party wholesale to liberalism.

It is CERTAIN that Obama would be even more despised, embattled, and weak than he is now for the simple reason that most Americans think he's a crappy president. Chicken Littles squawk that we couldn't survive it, but theirs is the call of panic, desperation, and fear -- the mindset of victims and losers.

If liberalism is rejected in the GOP even if it means Obama, conservatism would grow stronger and we'd at least have a fighting chance against the real enemy, liberalism.

If, God forbid, Romney got in, there'd be no gamble: it would be 100 percent CERTAIN that liberalism would grow more powerful in both parties and a 100 percent chance that Republicans would become disarmed in fighting it.

33 posted on 04/07/2012 2:12:18 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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To: Signalman

>>...Romney will be the nominee because...he’s getting more votes than the other candidates...<<

True! “GOP Electorate” does not equal “Conservative Voter”. Unfortunately, the point of view of most Freepers and/or the Tea-Party base is (apparently) a small minority of the overall GOP electorate. Doubly unfortunate is that it appears the majority of the GOP electorate will readily vote for whoever the GOP-e/MSM tells them to vote for.

Open question to anyone who has any ideas: I highly doubt this election will turn out in in any satisfying way for the conservative base so, looking ahead to future election seasons, how do we turn the GOP electorate around in our favor? I haven’t a clue, but it must be done...


34 posted on 04/07/2012 2:47:51 AM PDT by jaydee770
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To: Outlaw Woman
McCain 2008 Part Deux

McCain, H.W. Bush, Nixon, Dole, Ford, we wish.

This a nightmare beyond all those other nightmares.

35 posted on 04/07/2012 3:10:43 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet. Pope))
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To: WOSG

“Is America better off now than before the error of Obama?”

A couple questions:

1 - Is the error Obama’s to begin with, or is he simply copying what Romney did as governor of Massachusetts?

2 - As bad off as we are under Obama, how will America be any better off under Romney?


36 posted on 04/07/2012 5:18:20 AM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Santorum/ Rand Paul '12)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon

“Is the error Obama’s to begin with”

Yes. I am of the opinion that Obama has been the worst President in our lifetimes, worse than Carter, LBJ and Nixon combined. Obama’s mentor was Saul Alinsky, and it shows.
Maybe you have a different opinion.

“As bad off as we are under Obama, how will America be any better off under Romney?”

Having suffered four years of Obama’s extremist partisan hatred for all things conservative, his appointment of leftists to courts, his regulatory overreach, his attacks on family values (such as now attacking the DOMA law his DOJ should uphold), his over-spending, to the tune of $45 TRILLION in his 10 year budget, and adding $6 trillion to our debt with no end in sight to trillion dollar deficits, his anti-energy policies, his pro-abortion policies, and his terrible record on jobs, with the worst jobs record and worst economic record of a president in a long time, one thing is clear:
Even a sack of rotten potatoes would make a better president than Obama, and any Republican would be much better than that.

example: The Obama administration has cut off Texas’ women’s health program funding because the prolife Republicans in Texas had the audacity to defund planned parenthood out of it. This would not happen if Gingrich or Romney were President. Hundreds of differences like that.


37 posted on 04/07/2012 10:48:04 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Notice how high the percentage of conservative states are proportional? Notice how low the percentage of progressive states are winner take all? Of course, there's overlap. But the trend is obvious.

If I understand what you're getting at and your numbers and my math are right, something like 86% of the red states are proportional and something like 76% of the blue states are proportional.

I guess that's statistically significant, but whether it makes a difference in real world terms is harder to say. Given better candidates such a difference might make a difference, but given who we have, we get what we get.

38 posted on 04/07/2012 11:09:23 AM PDT by x
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

How the GOP-e gets conservatives to vote for their candidate

1996: "Vote for Dole! Vote for Dole! If you don't vote for Dole you'll be voting for Clinton!"


2008: "Vote for McCain! Vote for McCain! If you don't vote for McCain you'll be voting for Obama!"


OK folks, we see their tactics. They pick lousy RINOs (they're so confident this time around they've chosen someone worse than a RINO) and hope to scare us to vote for their loser. Again. They're here on FreeRepublic. Will it work?
39 posted on 04/07/2012 11:25:34 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java
They're here on FreeRepublic.

Yes they are.

Will it work?

Not on my wife or me.

40 posted on 04/07/2012 11:30:43 AM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: SuziQ
he's not the uniformly most perfect candidate,

LOL!

Understatement of the year. Romney could run as a leftist democrat more easily than his flip flopping as a "republican".

FUMR

41 posted on 04/07/2012 11:36:17 AM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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