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.
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.
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Damn the libs and RINOS, full steam ahead!!
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Things have changed in 30 years. The RNC is now liberal. The DNC is communist.
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.
Again, if you want to be in the game you have to play their game. It’s just the way it is.
I absolutely refuse to vote for or support a known abortionist/homosexualist/liberal/progressive statist!!
Might as well get used to it. Its nonnegotiable.<<
Im with you 100% on that Jim. Its either third party or write in for me if Romney gets the nod.
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.
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.
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.
I think you should go back a re read the conversation :)
I haven't seen anyone say they were staying home. That's an assumption.
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.
Dick Cheney is not playing the GOPe game.
He is a patriot.
As is Sarah Palin.
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.
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.
Yup. We definitely need to clean house, right after tar and feathers. :-)
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.
Well, we’ll eventually catch the moles and moby trolls.
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.
Well, under Obama, the tar is too damn expensive, but I can supply the feathers:)
Funny, but that’s exactly what Romney is.
Ain’t that the truth!
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:)
Btw, Agenda - Grinding Down America has been removed. No live link. Again.
We let the limousine liberals become our masters. Then again, the encroachment started generations ago.
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.
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.
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.
And I’m not going to stop anyone from posting the truth about Romney.
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.
The Enemy is Team Romney (DNC posers and Soros).
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.
Which GOP Candidate did you support?
Your Newt’s a RINO checklist:
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
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