Skip to comments.Etch a sketch Romney: Just like Obama
Posted on 04/30/2012 2:46:41 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Mitt Romneys 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.
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 theseI call them the gas-hike triothat 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. Thats 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 efficiencythe 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 states 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 dont think that now is the time, and Im not sure there will be the right time, for us to encourage the use of more gasoline, Romney said, according to the Quincy Patriot Ledgers report at the time. Im 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 werent 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. Dont 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 wont like it.
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....
Oh, we trust you...to vote for Obama.
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.
Newt orchestrated the takeover of the first republican congress in 40 years, and made it work. Thats 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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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?
“closet obama supporters”
That s***’s really getting old.
“using the guise of romney hatred”
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.
Vote for Mitt - At least he’s OUR Socialist!
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.
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.
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.
I'm afraid it's worse than that.
Buckle your seat belt FRiend, this is going to be one heck of a ride.
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.
There are no obots on FR, but there’s no shortage of mittbots.
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