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Etch a sketch Romney: Just like Obama ^ | 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.


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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To: TigersEye
I don’t have an extensive knowledge of your posting history but I have a fair sense of it and, FWIW, you’re no 0bot, stealth troll or a liberal in any way that I can see. A rather clear-minded conservative would be my description.

Thank you.
81 posted on 04/30/2012 7:38:38 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yes it did, while we were raising our children, they were busy infiltrating every aspect of society, and now that we are here, like most FReepers, heck and just plain loyal Americans, I really don’t know what the answer is. Most are just trying to find a way to keep America together for our children, thus the maybe support for Romney, by many FReepers. Only God knows where this is going, and as far as we have fallin, maybe he doesn’t care anymore. I wouldn’t blame him.

82 posted on 04/30/2012 7:40:54 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

I’m certainly not an expert on Bible prophecy but I think things are winding down. That doesn’t mean that I won’t fight it. We have to do what’s right.

83 posted on 04/30/2012 7:43:42 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: SoConPubbie; Las Vegas Ron; TigersEye

And I’m not going to stop anyone from posting the truth about Romney.

84 posted on 04/30/2012 8:10:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yes, I agree, the problem is we are running out of weapons to fight with. But fight we must, because otherwise all that have died before us in the fight, died for nothing.

85 posted on 04/30/2012 8:23:38 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The Enemy is Team Romney (DNC posers and Soros).

86 posted on 05/01/2012 3:35:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Btw, Agenda - Grinding Down America has been removed. No live link. Again.

I noticed that a couple of days ago, I was going to send it to somebody and checked it first only to see that it wouldn't load. I just figured it was a temporary problem.

Did you see the one Beck put out, Rumors of War?

It was an excellent documentary on the invasion of the Muslim brotherhood in our Government an coming through our open borders.

I noticed that one was pulled too.

87 posted on 05/01/2012 10:52:45 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio -
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To: SoConPubbie

Which GOP Candidate did you support?

Your Newt’s a RINO checklist:

To: zeebee

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 7:58:18 PM by SoConPubbie

88 posted on 05/01/2012 12:21:09 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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