Skip to comments.Well, we all knew Mitt was a liberal, tonight be proved it (just my opinion)
Posted on 10/03/2012 8:46:15 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
I don't mean to pee on the parade of all the Mitt fans here. But did anybody else notice how Romney threw the Tea Party and conservatives in general under the bus tonight. He has disavowed every conservative position he has ever PRETENDED to take.
I am pissed.
Romney sounded great to me, I know what conservatism is, I wonder if many here do
If Obama is reelected by 2016 we will be so far over the fiscal cliff there will be no climbing back
Obama added planks favoring Gay Marriage and taxpayer funded abortion on demand up to birth to the 2012 Democrat Party platform.
By contrast the 2012 GOP platform is the most Conservative one in their history.
No matter how much you hate Romney, no one with a brain would refuse to see the stark difference between Romney and Obama on social issues.
With Romney Social Conservatives have a seat at the table, Obama will actively promote everything Soc Cons are against.
By 2016 everything Soc Cons claim to be so passionate about will be legislated. As Roe V Wade should of taught Soc Cons, once something is legislated it become almost impossible to undo.
Once 2016 rolls around the Judiciary will be so packed with Obamabots anything Soc Cons DID manage to legislate would simply be undone by Judicial Fiat.
If Obama is reelected there will be nothing left to win.
After another 4 year term of Obama the USA will be a European style 1 party state with a state directed media, that will allow just enough political window dressing from a “loyal opposition” to keep their peon classes passive
AND...it is up to those of us who profess conservative values to keep his feet to the fire. DC is a company town and will always do what the inhabitants think will benefit their reelection chances.
Tonight we won, troll. Get over it.
Look we knew he was a RINO. But the idea that Romney didn’t stake out any conservative positions in the debate is absurd: he invoked the 10th Amendment to drive a wedge of distinction between Romneycare and Obamacare (I hope when the two VP candidates debate Ryan will invoke the Latin church’s notion of subsidiarity to do the same), he pushed as supply-side approach to taxation and economic growth, implicitly rebuked Obama and the left’s notion that rights come from government not God, proposed shutting down government programs (on the criterion ‘Is this worth borrowing money from China to keep doing?’ which sounds pretty stringent to me) and merging others, he flogged Obama with the folly of industrial policy (that $90 billion = 2 million teachers and half the green energy companies when bankrupt remark will leave a mark).
If you’re upset about Romney’s invoking the need for regulation to keep markets functioning — he’s right, and I suggest you read Gov. Palin’s favorite Chicago School free market economist, Luigi Zingales to see why — and in the same point, Romney attacked the anti-market (albeit pro-business) notion of “too big to fail”. It also has the tactical advantage of denying Obama the ability to effectively false accusation that the GOP wants to restore the era of the robber barons (or any variations on that theme ‘dirty air, dirty water. . .’ etc.)
what a waste of bandwidth
NO he didn’t. He said a LOT tonight that conservatives can be quite happy with:
1) He gave solid REASONS and clearly spoke out that he will repeal Obamacare
2) Opposes “TRICKLE DOWN GOVERNMENT”
3) Defended private sector, free enterprise, giving more power to the states, and declared Government’s jobs was to protect the Constitution and our rights.
4) His approach to balancing the budget - cut the spending, grow the economy. Spot on!
several other good points, but conservatives knew going in that Mitt’s a moderate. Well, he’s got some conservative positions, believes in America and our freedom, and he gave the marxist in the White House a good thrashing. You’d have to be a sourpuss to not like that.
“I’m sorry Jim [Lehrer], but I’ll cut funding to PBS. I love Big Bird, I actually like you too, but I’m going to stop borrowing money from China to pay for things we don’t need.”
“I call it the ‘economy tax’.”
Now, Im concerned that the path that were on has just been unsuccessful. The president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more if you will, trickle-down government would work. Thats not the right answer for America. Ill restore the vitality that gets America working again.
And by the way, I like coal. Im going to make sure we continue to burn clean coal. People in the coal industry feel like its getting crushed by your policies. I want to get America and North America energy independent, so we can create those jobs.
And your plan is to take the tax rate on successful small businesses from 35 percent to 40 percent. The National Federation of Independent Businesses has said that will cost 700,000 jobs. I dont want to cost jobs. My priority is jobs. And so what I do is I bring down the tax rates, lower deductions and exemptions the same idea behind Bowles-Simpson, by the way. Get the rates down, lower deductions and exemptions to create more jobs, because theres nothing better for getting us to a balanced budget than having more people working, earning more money,
What things would I cut from spending? Well, first of all, I will eliminate all programs by this test if they dont pass it: Is the program so critical its worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And if not, Ill get rid of it. Obamacare is on my list.
You want the Affordable Care Act repealed. Why?
MR. ROMNEY: I sure do. Well, in part, it comes, again, from my experience. I was in New Hampshire. A woman came to me, and she said, look, I cant afford insurance for myself or my son. I met a couple in Appleton, Wisconsin, and they said, were thinking of dropping our insurance; we cant afford it. And the number of small businesses Ive gone to that are saying theyre dropping insurance because they cant afford it the cost of health care is just prohibitive. And and weve got to deal with cost.
And unfortunately, when when you look at Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office has said it will cost $2,500 a year more than traditional insurance. So its adding to cost. And as a matter of fact, when the president ran for office, he said that by this year he would have brought down the cost of insurance for each family by $2,500 a family. Instead, its gone up by that amount. So its expensive. Expensive things hurt families. So thats one reason I dont want it.
Second reason, it cuts $716 billion from Medicare to pay for it. I want to put that money back in Medicare for our seniors.
Number three, it puts in place an unelected board thats going to tell people, ultimately, what kind of treatments they can have. I dont like that idea.
Fourth, there was a survey done of small businesses across the country. It said, whats been the effect of Obamacare on your hiring plans? And three-quarters of them said, it makes us less likely to hire people. I just dont know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the at the kitchen table and spent his energy and passion for two years fighting for Obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the American people.
It has killed jobs. And the best course for health care is to do what we did in my state, craft a plan at the state level that fits the needs of the state. And then lets focus on getting the costs down for people rather than raising it with the $2,500 additional premium.
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“I don’t mean to pee on the parade of all the Mitt fans here.”
Yes you do...
School choice is conservative.
Lowering tax rates and cutting exemptions, deductions and “credits” (unearned payouts) is conservative.
Not cutting the military is conservative.
Returning funding and power to the states is conservative.
There were a couple times, mainly related to him pledging to not cut spending, where he didn’t provide much of a contrast. But overall, I think he highlighted conservative differences with Obama.
I do wish he would have mentioned Obama’s forcing Catholic institutions to fund birth control in Obamacare. That’s a great specific of the government dictating health care decisions.
Lowering tax rates, getting rid of corporate subsidies, balancing the budget - not conservative?
Lemme splain t’ya how a presidential campaign works...
In the primary, you go hardcore right winger until you get the nomination. Then you shift to the center to try to be more of a centrist than your opponent.
They all do it.
“I view Romney in the same light as Harper. He cannot come out as a strong Republican, because that would almost assuredly lose him votes. Thats the political reality.”
Part of this is who Mitt Romney really is, and part of it is the fact that he is appealling to moderates independents, but he came across strong, forceful, and made repeated statements that show clearly his right-ward view of free markets, letting people make their own decisions etc. Mitt Romney’s attacks on the ‘death panels’ was right out of Sarah Palin’s playbook, but Mitt was/is more precise, even wonky in how he does it, which is more effective and less ‘offensive’.
Romney has gotten the liberal media in tears right now.
That is art!
Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris, Culus!
ROFLMAO!!! Now that’s funny!!
Absolutely. Even if Romney does everything he is supposed to do to fix the country, Republican voters must not be passive voters.
Every Republican politician should know their heads are on pikes, if they don’t do their jobs.