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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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To: Las Vegas Ron

If you haven’t noticed, I couldn’t care less about what the lib sites or the harpies on the RINO anti-freeper sites say about us.

Welcome to Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!

Damn the libs and RINOS, full steam ahead!!

We are the resistance!!


51 posted on 04/30/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
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Great Post ... SoCon Pubbie !


Debe Scozzafazza:

Ron ... Newt campaigned hard for genuine Conservatives for Congress for decades ...

Perhaps for over 250 Conservative Candidates ...

Has it ever occurred to you, Ron ... that maybe (just maybe) Newt, Peter King, the NRA knew "something secret" about Debe's opponent ...

that you didn't ?




Newt Gingrich and Global Warming Scientific Fraud:

Newt's "not" a Nobel-Prize winning scientist ...

Back in the day (20 years ago) these Nobel-prize guys and gals had not sold their souls (yet) to the Radical Environmentalist Movement ...

They could be trusted.

Blame Newt Gingrich (and yourself too) for "not" having the scientific data (yet), or the academic scientific credentials, or knowledge (that you have today, Ron) that the scientific data was being fudged ... big time ...



Where were you ... Oh Ron the Light of Truth ... when America needed anyone to blow the whistle on Global Warming Fraud ?

Where were you, "Ron the All Knowing Nobel Prize Winner" ?

Ron ... you were right there with the rest of us ...

Suspicious about the propaganda, not yet having the scientific data to refute it ...

Just like Newt Gingrich ...



Although, Ron ... if you think that Newt should be blamed for "not completely" knowing the truth about Global Warming ...

Maybe we should kick your ass for what "you" ... Ron ... haven't told US about the Cold Fusion ...

and the despicable fraud that you've (personally) conspired to perpetrate (along with Scientist Pons) ...

on this really important subject ...



Oh wait ... You're "not" a Nobel Prize winning Scientist ?

Oh well ... my apologies for being so "judgemental" ...

and sounding like one of Mitt Romney's "hateful" ... "lying" ... "character assasination" attack TV Ads against Newt Gingrich in Florida this year ...



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52 posted on 04/30/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

Things have changed in 30 years. The RNC is now liberal. The DNC is communist.


53 posted on 04/30/2012 6:03:10 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

What is Dick Cheny hoping to run for?

He said Mitt would do a whale of a job.

Sarah , whose integrity also can’t be bought , said that Mitt will surround himself with conservatives and that give her confidence in Mitt.

Sarah is not GOPe or RINO.


54 posted on 04/30/2012 6:06:20 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: NoLibZone

Again, if you want to be in the game you have to play their game. It’s just the way it is.


55 posted on 04/30/2012 6:10:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Jim Robinson
>>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.<<

I’m with you 100% on that Jim. It’s either third party or write in for me if Romney gets the nod.

56 posted on 04/30/2012 6:11:40 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: DJ MacWoW

Actually, thanks to the Tea Party, the Republican party is probably as conservative as it has ever been economically. Now socially I would agree with you, in much of the country, both parties are going to hell. Thank the internet, it has done some great things, but it has also opened small town America to things it had never seen before, many not good. With fewer and fewer people attending church, many churches are now fighting with others for members, so that people that should be on the same side are now infighting. I just don’t see how it gets any better from here, unfortunately.


57 posted on 04/30/2012 6:14:42 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative
Actually, thanks to the Tea Party, the Republican party is probably as conservative as it has ever been economically.

I remember 2010. The RNC is a liberal, leftist organization. I also remember what happened to the Tea Party folks that were elected. The Republicans told them to sit down and shut up.

58 posted on 04/30/2012 6:18:21 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Of course they did, thats the way of the beast. We need to get more TParty people in there, and we can’t do that by staying home. Can you imagine speaker Pelosi again. I have a good man running here in Art Robinson, against Defauzio. Because this is Oregon, not Wyoming, Romney will have a chance against Obama, and if he has any coat tails in a moderate state, maybe we can dump Defauzio, who, unlike Obama, actually admits to being a socialist. His only redeeming quality is he is vehemently anti amnesty, and pro logging, which he uses to get reelected over and over again.


59 posted on 04/30/2012 6:28:23 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I think you should go back a re read the conversation :)


60 posted on 04/30/2012 6:31:09 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative
we can’t do that by staying home.

I haven't seen anyone say they were staying home. That's an assumption.

This is what we're fighting

61 posted on 04/30/2012 6:31:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Jim Robinson
If you haven’t noticed, I couldn’t care less about what the lib sites or the harpies on the RINO anti-freeper sites say about us.

You missed my point, I asked if you think they'll come here to take advantage of your position.

These people are not inept, they are well guided and financed.

Never under estimate this enemy, we'll lose if we do.

62 posted on 04/30/2012 6:36:12 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Dick Cheney is not playing the GOPe game.

He is a patriot.

As is Sarah Palin.


63 posted on 04/30/2012 6:40:50 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: NoLibZone
Yes they are. Anyone that endorses Romney is playing politics. They have no choice. The RNC is playing hardball. We lose.

Rockland County Republican Chairman Provides Misleading Primary Information

64 posted on 04/30/2012 6:43:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Smokin' Joe
At this point, if 'none of the above' was a possible ballot choice, I think it would be the winner.

How many elections since Ronald Reagan was in office that that has been a true statement?

Reagan was my very first vote, proudly so at age 19 in 1980.

It was the last time I actually voted "for" a President.

65 posted on 04/30/2012 6:44:24 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Well obviously that creep needs to be fired. That is what I was talking about earlier, in many states, even the Reps have no integrity anymore, and as such, we are screwed in those places. If the Rep chair is a scumbag, just imagine how bad the Dem chair is.


66 posted on 04/30/2012 6:49:22 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

Yup. We definitely need to clean house, right after tar and feathers. :-)


67 posted on 04/30/2012 6:55:43 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: NoLibZone

Let me put it to you this way, they will not go against the RNC. If and when Romney loses, they would be blamed. The finger pointing would be a meltdown.


68 posted on 04/30/2012 7:01:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Well, we’ll eventually catch the moles and moby trolls.


69 posted on 04/30/2012 7:02:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Not going to worry much about them. We whack them when they raise their heads from their hidey holes. It’s like whack-a-mole.


70 posted on 04/30/2012 7:05:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Well, under Obama, the tar is too damn expensive, but I can supply the feathers:)


71 posted on 04/30/2012 7:06:47 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Funny, but that’s exactly what Romney is.


72 posted on 04/30/2012 7:07:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: NoLibZone
Herman Cain: ‘People, get a grip!’ Differences between 2 candidates are huge.”

Is Cain GOPe too?


Judge for yourself:


73 posted on 04/30/2012 7:10:25 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Jim Robinson; Las Vegas Ron

74 posted on 04/30/2012 7:12:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

Ain’t that the truth!


75 posted on 04/30/2012 7:13:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yep, in the second term banning tar will be at the top of his priorities, if he knows whats good for him, esp since there is evil oil in it. and we all know that only limo liberals, and politicians, are allowed to use oil:)


76 posted on 04/30/2012 7:19:38 PM PDT by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: Las Vegas Ron; TigersEye; Jim Robinson
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.


Hey Ron,

You'd better get used to it.

Until Jim or one of the moderators tells me to stop or changes the rules, I'm going to continue to post the truthful, rotten, lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal record of Mitt Romney.

And by the way, I've only consistently posted negatively against Romney (as you disingenuously state as trashing). I've never posted an article against Cain or Santorum or Newt. I, a while ago, posted against Newt, but changed several months ago, after thinking and researching Newt's record including his campaign site, and have been posting positive articles about Newt. I was also a prodigious pro-Sarah poster.

Since you've taken to lying both about my motives and my posting history I thought a correction was in order.

BTW, what is it about Romney supporters (and despite your protestations you are one) that you tend to lie about other posterss and Romney's record, just like Romney lies about opponents and his record?
77 posted on 04/30/2012 7:20:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Btw, Agenda - Grinding Down America has been removed. No live link. Again.


78 posted on 04/30/2012 7:21:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative

We let the limousine liberals become our masters. Then again, the encroachment started generations ago.


79 posted on 04/30/2012 7:23:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


80 posted on 04/30/2012 7:36:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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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 - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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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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