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Etch a sketch Romney: Just like Obama
TeaPartyNation.com ^ | Judson Phillips | March 22, 2012

Posted on 04/30/2012 2:46:41 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Mitt Romney’s campaign manager did not simply make a gaffe when he said the campaign would reset, like an etch a sketch. He hit a meme that defines Romney. Romney will erase anything he has said in the past as long as it will get him votes today.

While Romney has been all for drilling and lowering prices as a candidate, what he did as governor was far different.

From TNR.COM:

He is calling for Obama to fire his Energy secretary, EPA administrator, and Interior secretary, saying they are to blame for high prices at the pump. “No question in my mind that these—I call them the gas-hike trio—that those three are on a mission to drive up the price of gasoline and all energy so that they can finally get their solar and their wind to be more price-competitive. That’s what they want to do,” Romney said on Monday.

Curiously overlooked, though, is just what a shift this rhetoric is from the approach that Romney took on the issue of gas prices while governor of Massachusetts. Befitting his profile as a moderate Republican who cared about the environment, Governor Romney responded to price spikes by describing them as the natural result of global market pressures and by calling for increases in fuel efficiency—the same approach that he now derides Obama for taking as president.

At moments, Romney went so far as to make high gas prices out to be a welcome reality for the foreseeable future, one that people needed to learn to live with. When lieutenant governor Kerry Healey, a fellow Republican, called for suspending the state’s 23.5 cent gas tax during a price spike in May 2006, Romney rejected the idea, saying it would only further drive up gasoline consumption. “I don’t think that now is the time, and I’m not sure there will be the right time, for us to encourage the use of more gasoline,” Romney said, according to the Quincy Patriot Ledger’s report at the time. “I’m very much in favor of people recognizing that these high gasoline prices are probably here to stay.”

When Romney was a governor, he was a liberal. He liked the high gas prices, just like Obama likes them. When he had the chance to give consumers some relief from high gas prices, he acted just like a liberal.

This is nothing new for the etch a sketch man. He does not want us to think about anything other than what he is saying today. That is why the etch a sketch meme is resonating. It is so true about Mitt Romney. He literally erases what he has said or more importantly what he has done, depending on the day.

When are the Republicans going to buy a clue? Romney is as liberal as Obama. He is not an anti-American Marxist like Obama but his policies are just the same. There is a reason why former Romney advisors went to work for the Obama Regime.

Romney is the candidate who cannot beat Obama. If for some reason Obama managed to lose the campaign, there would be almost no noticeable change from the Obama Regime to a Romney administration.

We have not had a conservative Republican nominee since Reagan. How many times does the GOP shove moderates or liberals down our throat before we do something about it? There is a reason why we all look back to the glory days of Reagan. We do not look to the glory days of George H.W. Bush. There weren’t any. Nor do we look to the glory days of Bob Dole, George W. Bush or John McCain.

Unless we can deadlock the convention and force the issue, we are totally screwed by Mitt Romney. We conservatives have a choice. Either we get serious and take over the GOP or we go to another party. If Romney gets the nomination, he becomes the de facto leader of the party. Don’t look for conservatives to have any influence with the party. It will be more of the same northeastern RINOs who have given us such winners as John McCain and Bob Dole in the past.

Romney may be close to the point where he actually locks up the nomination. When that happens, look for the true Mitt Romney to show his colors.

Since Romney is a liberal, trust me, we conservatives won’t like it.


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1 posted on 04/30/2012 2:46:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
Romney > 0bama = Blue on Black
Doesn't change a thing.

2 posted on 04/30/2012 2:49:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SoConPubbie
I'd like to see a poll of who our military supports in this election, they seem to be left out in this equation.

I'd also like to see a vote on who is more likely to shut down sites like FR.

One more thing, are there closet obama supporters here using the guise of romney hatred here to elect him?

Inquiring minds want to know....

3 posted on 04/30/2012 2:56:53 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
If Romney does indeed become the Republican nominee, lots of Freepers will join the Liberals in defeating him in November.
4 posted on 04/30/2012 3:07:40 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh, we trust you...to vote for Obama.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 3:08:00 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: Las Vegas Ron

IMHO, the thing that Romney has going for him is his apparently correct qualifications re citzenship, etc., whereas the current cretin-in-chief is neither Constitutionally qualified nor loyal to the Constitution/America. That’s the best I can say about Romney, but we know what we’ve got now.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 3:08:15 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: TexasCajun
We do indeed find our selves in quite a dilemma, what a mess with no foreseeable way out.
7 posted on 04/30/2012 3:11:55 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ungh


8 posted on 04/30/2012 3:14:47 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: SoConPubbie

K.


9 posted on 04/30/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Dutchboy88; SoConPubbie
SoConPubbie is an obot troll, he was against Newt before he was for him:

To: zeebee

Newt orchestrated the takeover of the first republican congress in 40 years, and made it work. That’s good enough for me.

Newt voted to create the Department of Education.

Newt voted for the Amnesty.

Newt voted to lock up 65 million acres of Alaskan wilderness.

Newt voted to give China Most favored Nation status.

Newt pushed the liberal Scozzafazza in NY23( a GOP district) when there was a perfectly good conservative running in the race.

Newt is for the Individual Mandate where Health Insurance is concerned.

Newt is for a limited Amnesty.

Depending on the day of the week, Newt believes Global Warming is real.

We need a conservative, not a moderate globalist.

6 posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 10:58:18 PM by SoConPubbie
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10 posted on 04/30/2012 3:18:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Of course we need a conservative. But, if Romney becomes the candidate, do we need 4 more years of Obama? Exactly what else do these rants suggest?


11 posted on 04/30/2012 3:23:33 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“closet obama supporters”

That s***’s really getting old.

“using the guise of romney hatred”

“guise”?
Yeah, those of us here appalled by the support being openly shown here for taxachusetts uber liberal Mittens Romney by fake conservatives—we’re either pretending to hate him or just “haters”.

You can’t have it both ways. Make up your inquiring minds, Romney fellators.


12 posted on 04/30/2012 3:25:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: tumblindice

Vote for Mitt - At least he’s OUR Socialist!


13 posted on 04/30/2012 3:27:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Dutchboy88; Jim Robinson
The way I see it, we're screwed.

But I also see obots here taking advantage of Jim's position against Romney to get obama a second term.

I could be wrong but I doubt it, otherwise I wouldn't post it.

14 posted on 04/30/2012 3:29:39 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Dutchboy88
Of course we need a conservative. But, if Romney becomes the candidate, do we need 4 more years of Obama? Exactly what else do these rants suggest?

"Yesss! Anyone who doesn't support Romney is just ranting! We could use a conservative, yesss - but, just not this time, we have to compromise conservatism for the common good! It's foolish to vote for anyone but Romney - he's your candidate!"


15 posted on 04/30/2012 3:32:51 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: tumblindice
Make up your inquiring minds, Romney fellators.

LOL, did you really think about what you just wrote before you posted it?

The converse application is equally applicable.

If you don't think obots would seek to use Jim's position to pervert this board then you are not paying attention to their tactics.

Romney sucks big time, would he close down FR?

Face it, we got fu**d big time, maybe Romney will grease it first, eh?

BTW, I still haven't made up my mind as to how I will cast my vote, union influenced Clark and Washoe Counties wash out my vote anyway, maybe I can go third party for a protest vote.

16 posted on 04/30/2012 3:38:28 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Dutchboy88
But, if Romney becomes the candidate, do we need 4 more years of Obama? Exactly what else do these rants suggest?

If Romney is our candidate it WILL be 4 more years of 0bama.

Romney cannot defeat the better liberal socialist.

He must have had one heck of a favor to collect on with the GOP for them to support such a liberal the way they have.

This will spell the end of the GOP, it's just a matter of when.

17 posted on 04/30/2012 3:41:55 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS
This will spell the end of the GOP, it's just a matter of when.

I'm afraid it's worse than that.

Buckle your seat belt FRiend, this is going to be one heck of a ride.

18 posted on 04/30/2012 3:47:12 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: SoConPubbie
The T.E.A. Party Conservatives took the House of Representatives in 2010 and look to retake the Senate in 2012.

You and the Romney=Obamah crowd would prefer they have Obamah in the White House to Veto every damn thing they send up for his signature?

I know who Romney is and I'd much rather our good Conservatives in the House & Senate at least have a RINO in the White House to work with.

19 posted on 04/30/2012 3:52:53 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Las Vegas Ron

There are no obots on FR, but there’s no shortage of mittbots.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 3:53:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: TexasCajun

Apparently Mr Phillips has had a change of heart,
“Does Mitt Romney really want to win the Presidency? He keeps showing up for Debate Club when this is Fight Club. The first rule of fight club is not that you do not talk about fight club. The first rule of fight club is that you win.

Does Mitt Romney really want to win?

Who knows?

But if Romney wants to win, he had better get on message quickly. He had better learn messaging.

Here is messaging for Mitt. I hope he is taking notes.
http://www.teapartynation.com/forum/topics/messaging-for-mitt

I am sure he will be called a sellout now.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 4:01:13 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: SoConPubbie

Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder
Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Sebelius

Look for this if Obama wins.


22 posted on 04/30/2012 4:08:33 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: SoConPubbie
There is one CRUCIAL difference between Romney and Obama. Since Romney isn't black with no RACE CARD to hide behind, he'll be held accountable for his actions without fear of triggering race riots.

That's ENOUGH reason to vote for Romney, let alone the HUNDREDS of Obama appointments that need to be gutted from our government.

23 posted on 04/30/2012 4:14:03 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Jim Robinson
There are no obots on FR, but there’s no shortage of mittbots.

I heartily disagree about the obot part. These people are well financed, trained and patient. I think there a plenty of them here, working their charms.

The idea that one would choose mitt over obama hardly makes them a mittbot.

I have to ask you a question.

Do you play craps or know the game?

Would you bet on a hop or a sure crap roll?

I'm not trying to change your mind, I respect your position, I detest mitt, but I cannot survive 4 more years of obama.

Neither can this Country.

Maybe that sounds cliche, but I have gone from a $500,000 dollar year business to near nothing. No one is spending money in a way vendors can make a profit anymore.

Romney maybe putrid but it's a step up.

24 posted on 04/30/2012 4:14:45 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Look, my friend, I’ve been accused of being an obot myself. Those who accuse me of that to my face are no longer with us.

And to hell with craps. I don’t play the game and I sure as hell wouldn’t play it with the liar Romney or our continued liberty as the stakes.

I choose to openly fight the corrupt, usurping bastards head-on instead.

I absolutely refuse to vote for or support a known abortionist/homosexualist/liberal/progressive statist!!

Might as well get used to it. It’s nonnegotiable.


25 posted on 04/30/2012 4:25:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
SoConPubbie is an obot troll, he was against Newt before he was for him:

And I'm pretty sure, if you dig back far enough, you will find many supporters of Newt or Rick Santorum whose posts were not flattering concerning each candidate.

People change their positions on candidates and issues on a regular basis.

Mine was gradual, but one thing has not changed, Mitt Romney's lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal record.

26 posted on 04/30/2012 4:32:54 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Las Vegas Ron
SoConPubbie is an obot troll, he was against Newt before he was for him:

And I'm pretty sure, if you dig back far enough, you will find many supporters of Newt or Rick Santorum whose posts were not flattering concerning each candidate.

People change their positions on candidates and issues on a regular basis.

Mine was gradual, but one thing has not changed, Mitt Romney's lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal record.

Another thing that seems to be a constant is that those who support Romney have a pretty reliable character profile, they seem willing to lie about those who are not supporting Romney or lie for Romney, just like Romney.
27 posted on 04/30/2012 4:34:31 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Jim Robinson
Look, my friend, I’ve been accused of being an obot myself. Those who accuse me of that to my face are no longer with us.

I know, Iv'e seen it and defended you because I do not believe it.

I choose to openly fight the corrupt, usurping bastards head-on instead.

I admire you position, I feel the same way. Fact of the matter is with the current climate, it'll never be accomplished at the ballot box...we both know that but can't say it here.

As I stated in my earlier post, I respect your position, I admire the fact you hold to it with conviction, but I also believe there are posters who will come here and take advantage of it.

LIB sites are all over the discontent here, you don't think they'll come here and take advantage?

28 posted on 04/30/2012 4:39:01 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: SoConPubbie

“People change their positions on candidates and issues on a regular basis.

Mine was gradual, but one thing has not changed, Mitt Romney’s lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal record.”

Do you see what you have done there?


29 posted on 04/30/2012 4:39:08 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yep, I signed up in 2000 for one reason. To support 0bama’s re-election.


30 posted on 04/30/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
Yep, I signed up in 2000 for one reason. To support 0bama’s re-election.

Huh, are you sure you meant that for me?????

31 posted on 04/30/2012 4:49:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: TigersEye

Damn, do you know next weeks lottery numbers:)


32 posted on 04/30/2012 4:56:10 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Las Vegas Ron
One more thing, are there closet obama supporters here using the guise of romney hatred here to elect him? Inquiring minds want to know....

You said that didn't you? You nailed me. No sense arguing about.

33 posted on 04/30/2012 4:56:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

Yes, I do. But it wouldn’t be ethical for me to play them. ;^)


34 posted on 04/30/2012 4:57:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Am I missing something here?

You just messin with my head Willis, I don’t get it????


35 posted on 04/30/2012 5:00:54 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Do you really think there are 0bama supporters here? If so I must be one of them by your logic.


36 posted on 04/30/2012 5:04:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
Do you really think there are 0bama supporters here? If so I must be one of them by your logic.

Yes, it is rather evident.

Why on earth would I accuse you of being one of them?

Check out the op's history and tell me you cannot conceive of a person coming here to bash everyone in the race....with the inevitable result, obama's re election.

Being anti Romney is one thing, infatuated, incessant posting about it is another.

Check it out.

37 posted on 04/30/2012 5:10:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: TigersEye

Yeah, but its Obama’s AmeriKa now, and ethics went out with Pelosi. If you give them to me we can split the loot, and I will put it in my name so you will be good to go ethics wise:)


38 posted on 04/30/2012 5:11:06 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: TigersEye

To clarify, the rather evident remark was meant to obots here, not you.


39 posted on 04/30/2012 5:11:56 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

OK


40 posted on 04/30/2012 5:13:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

I guess that will work hang on while I find it. I think I wrote it on the inside of a pizza box. Or one of those Chinese-food cartons. You’re not in a hurry are you? This could take a while.


41 posted on 04/30/2012 5:17:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

As long as you get to it by next week. I stopped writing on my pizza boxes, damn dog likes the box more than the pizza.


42 posted on 04/30/2012 5:20:29 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative
Thanks for jogging my memory.

Now where is that box from Barako's Dog's On The Bun?

43 posted on 04/30/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

LMAO, my dog won’t even TOUCH that box:)


44 posted on 04/30/2012 5:31:41 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: SoConPubbie

Herman Cain: ‘People, get a grip!’ Differences between 2 candidates are huge.”

Is Cain GOPe too?


45 posted on 04/30/2012 5:38:26 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin,Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry,Rush: Anyone but Obama,because I trust their judgment.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Herman Cain: ‘People, get a grip!’ Differences between 2 candidates are huge.”

Is Cain GOPe too?


46 posted on 04/30/2012 5:38:32 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin,Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry,Rush: Anyone but Obama,because I trust their judgment.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Excellent X 10^5


47 posted on 04/30/2012 5:40:39 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: NoLibZone; SoConPubbie

The sad truth about American politics today is that if you want to run for office with party backing you’d better kiss up and support whoever they anoint.


48 posted on 04/30/2012 5:45:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I see the O-bots around as being here to discredit the site.

I can't support Romney, and obviously not Obama, who is even worse, because both are anti-Constitutional Liberals.

That no more makes one an O-bot than it makes one Swiss Cheese.

It does not matter what party letter follows their names, their demonstrated policies are alike on several seminal issues, and Mitt's 11th hour conversion just isn't credible with me.

The GOP and Romney can't out-Obama Obama, they can only appeal to a different segment of the population so they will end up competing for the same vote. ...And we've see this 'out-democrat the liberals' gambit before. Each time it has (re-)elected the Democrat.

No Conservative can embrace Mitts historical stances on the issues, and the GOP knows it, and while I often assumed ignorance or myopia on the part of party elites in the past, this time I don't.

Now, I see malice toward our Constitution and the American way of life. Now, I see a different group who want their socialist leader in power so they get the 'dachas' and the high life, and damn all else.

It's all about who gets the control between the two parties, not about returning any control to the people.

Both Parties have been hijacked.

At this point, if 'none of the above' was a possible ballot choice, I think it would be the winner.

49 posted on 04/30/2012 5:52:09 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Same as it ever was, check out Ronald Reagan vs Richard Nixon in 1968. Reagan won the popular vote but Nixon got more delegates. Reagan then spent the next 12 years fighting the elite, from inside the party, before finally defeating them in 1980. He must have been very hurt personally by the backstabbing of him in both 68 and 76, and even in 80 by George Bush. But he didn’t run away and form a third party, which he could have, and believe me Nixon and Ford were both big, no HUGE government types. As bad as the rep party is, and has been for a long time, it is still miles ahead of the alternative.


50 posted on 04/30/2012 5:57:28 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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