Skip to comments.Romney has become all things to all voters. A chicken in every pot, be it Tea Party or not...
Posted on 10/20/2012 12:06:19 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
Where's Waldo? No, where's Romney.
Who knows where he will be or what political position he will change or pivot on. On one page you look for Waldo, er, I mean Romney, and you find him among a crowd of Tea Partiers, on the next page he is standing among a crowd of moderates, and then on yet another page he is hanging out with Democrats!
Romney will without reservation repeal OdumbaCare! Now he likes the idea of keeping the policy of covering pre-existing conditions, and likes the idea of extending to age 26 staying on the parent(s) health insurance. Who knows what else and how much he will pivot on and decide to keep.
Romney signed a pledge for a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Then later says that the states should decide.
Romney goes hard core on the issue of illegal immigration, then recently says that he likes Obama's position on not deporting certain illegals who meet a certain criteria and who came here at a certain age. True conservatives were not pleased.
All of this is but the tip of the iceberg. Many threads on far more political positions and Romney's reversals on them have been posted. Rinolist.org - check it out.
The book "Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins" is a must for every bookshelf. If you peruse its pages, you will find a certain comment from a certain person who said that there are times when some politicians feel the need to rise above convictions.
Romney apparently has felt that need.
Virgil Goode for president and all R's down ballot? Does that sound too bad? Everyone votes as they will. It is up to each to decide.
Hopefully there will be more Tea Partiers in the House and Senate, with the GOP controlling the House and Senate. Even if Romney wins, he (being a RINO at heart) will end up fighting with elected Tea Partiers on a host of issues, thus weakening the Tea Party, as the MSM will side with a RINO over the Tea Party.
But if Romney doesn't win... a clear distinction between the Tea Party in the House and Senate with Obama's policies - would that be a bad thing?
Is there an issue, or issues more important to you than other issues?
Well, never fear... Whatever that political issue pot might be there is a chicken in your pot - be you Tea Party or not.
I’m not interested in giving Obama the chance to appoint another Supreme Court justice.
Stick a fork in yourself, you’re done.
Not to compare Romney to Reagan, but I seem to remember Reagan talking to the very conservative, the moderates, and the so-called “Reagan Democrats”. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but pandering to only one group results in electoral defeat in most cases on the national level. The idea is to build a broad coalition of voters who either like you, or like you more than the other guy.
President Obama appreciates your support.
I may not like everything about Mr. Romney, but I like him a whole lot better than 0.
Don’t tell me, let me guess: YOU’RE Gloria Allred’s “October Surprise”.
Somehow I expected something more exciting and compelling.
>Virgil Goode for president and all R’s down ballot? Does that sound too bad?
Not buying your pro-Obama crap.
I am a one issue voter. Obama Must Go!
We can deal with President Romney later.
Me neither. I also don’t like the idea of more failed ideas from Obama.I will work to provide my own chicken. Just get the government out of the way so I can do it.
There are even reasons BEYOND politics, for which Obama has to go.
>> I am a one issue voter. Obama Must Go!
heh heh. I smell a tagline.
Those are all minor details to be sorted out later.
The main focus of this election is:
Muslim or Mormon.
I look horrible in a burqua.
Then there’s the Military.
Our Leader HAS to respect them.
bozo hates them.
“All this for a flag?”
My spotted dog has a better chance than Virgil Who.
Hope you didn’t post this hoping the nobama campaign would pay you later. Everyone, yes even you, know your boy Virgil is not going to make it AND most importantly any vote for Virgil is a vote to keep nobama heading us over the cliff.
You are a self-important person who imagines himself more righteous, conservative and principled than the rest of us, who recognize that America may well not survive four more years of Obama and his Communist agenda.
When Obama appoints so many more lefty judges that America will never recover, and your grandchildren are guaranteed a lifetime of slavery and financial ruin, please come back and remind us and them what a genius you were.
You will then receive the contempt and ridicule shortsighted fools such as yourself so richly deserve.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
At no time has Romney waded in with Tea Partiers. He kept his distance and vice versa. After the primary, most tea partiers realized he’s our only shot at ending the Obamanation. Romney has presented a plan that aligns with many tea party goals - reduced spending, debt and deficit reduction, tax reform, etc. Your entire assessment is bunk. Romney is a moderate right politician, and has not at any time in this election cycle pretended to be anything else. He’s a smart, accomplished man, and will serve our country well.
What you said!
No chickens in Obama’s pot.
OK....so we are not 100% certain where Romney, the successful capitalist will pivot next. But you failed to mention that we are 100% certain where the radical socialist from Chicago will take the country.
I think I will go with some uncertainty over 100% metaphysical certainty.
No. Not this election. Perhaps in a more prosperous, frivolous day in the future, but not this year.
Could not have said it better!
He’s better than what we’ve got.
You will have a chance to sway Romney on whatever issue you want.... (Better become a good salesman)
You will not have a chance with O in office
You can't compare Reagan trying to deal with the public's knowledge that he was a famous right-winger, to a man who is famous among conservatives for being anti-Reagan and anti-conservative.
You know, I’m not voting for my fairy Godmother, I realize the limitations of a man and there is no man out there that would please even all of us on FR.
Presidents/politicians are not God, thanks be to God, they are simple humans and some are better than others and we get to vote for the “some are better than other” in most elections.
While the left looks for Utopia the right looks for conservative saints who think and act exactly like they do. That person does not exist.
I’m not fan of Romney, and I dare anyone to find a post where I’ve been overjoyed by his being the (R) candidate for President. But, in spite of endless attempts by you and other diligent 5th columnists to get your black plague put back into office, I’m going to vote for the better man.
I don’t know what Romney will do if he gets into office, but I damned sure DO KNOW what the marxist mulatto is going to do.
To paraphrase Davy Crockett, “You can all go to Hell and I’m going to vote for Romney.”
As Mark Steyn said, it’s better to push an imperfect person to do the right thing, than to wait for someone perfect.
I loathed voting for Romney a couple of days ago. I’m Sick and tired of voting for RINOs.
You mean to tell me that Romney is ~gasp~ a politician? Whodathunkit?
Is there an issue where Obama is to the right of Romney?
I didn’t think so.
Ronald Reagan had a core set of principles that he stood on and would not move from. Can you honestly say the same about Romney?
The choice between Romney and Obama is like a choice between a broken leg and lung cancer. Yeah, I'm going to choose the broken leg, but I'm not going to be happy about it and all things considered I'd rather not have either one. And I'm also not going to forget it and plan on making sure that in 2016 I'm not faced with the same kind of choice all over again. And the way to do that is to nominate an actual conservative for the presidency in 2016 and make Romney the first sitting president since Chester Arthur to be denied his party's nomination for re-election.
You are welcome to put your principles and the truth in a bound leather book, which you can read over and over again during Obama's next four years. <\NO SARCASM>
Conservative lost the first election (the primary), mainly because we failed to field a strong candidate. Now we have a second election. I prefer to defeat Obama and keep pushing Romney to the right. I'm certain we'll have better luck with Romney than Obama.
You can fall back on the Obama train wreck theory, but Marxists have a lot of experience with turning train wrecks into power.
What a bunch of ignorant crap. Get a life. If Romney is to win he must include all Americans. Saving America, how does that get you?
You're complaining about Romney changing his views while voting for a former Democrat office holder? Yeah, that makes sense.
If you want to re-elect Obama, go ahead and try; The rest of us will save America from the scourge of Obama.
That wasn’t the argument. What Laissez-faire seemed to be suggesting was that it was somehow ‘wrong’ for Romney to talk to different segments of the electorate, which is simply idiotic.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter whether you like or dislike Romney, what matters is how you vote, and if you vote for Gary Johnson (as this guy is doing), all you’re doing is giving a vote to Barry so you can have a wet dream over how principled you were. It’s annoying, and the continual posting of these same “I hate Romney and am voting third party because I have more values than anybody” threads is getting stale.
Some things in like are certain: the sun will rise, time will pass, and SoConPubbie will show up to bitch about Mitt Romney. The stars are in their courses, and all is right with the world. :)
“Virgil Goode for president and all Rs down ballot”
You’re statement makes no sense...
You won’t vote for Romney as a matter of your personal principles...Yet you will vote R’s down the ballot.
How can you vote for those down the ballot...all of whom are supporting and will be voting for Romney...in violation of your self righteous principles.
Explain Please! (I suspect Reagan would not be good enough for you)
We are in a war here, we need to win where ever we can, one battle at a time, and this is a major battle, the fight will never be over, but you can help us win this battle, instead you propose to let the enemy win this one.
Your proposal makes you worse than any RINO...why do we need to fight democrats and you too, Obama and the dems are enough, your road map to conservative success would have us driving off a never ending cliff, forever in free-fall.
Obama says etch a sketch too. You agree with Obama. Sorry we do not live in a perfect world.I will take Etch a sketch over the seventh degree of hell any day. Unless you have some other realistic alternative and do not tell me about some third party fantasy candidate.A third party protest vote is meaningless and will teach no one a lesson.
No I am Supporting ROMNEY-RYAN!!! ;)
Just more examples of our devolution to the point we only have a choice between a flip-flopping Democrat Socialist or an anti-American Marxist to helm the country.
We’ve arrived at that place of societal ruin, where we see trading one evil king for our own choice of king, as justified and necessary. All of it resting upon a vain hope of having influence on the king of preference and under the reiteration that our survival depends on the crowning of the lesser over the overt.
Nations never recover what they were after arriving at this place in history.
Look, we’re going to have a plateful to cuss with Romney as president. A. Plate. Full.
But, Romney has no record, nor sign, that he is advancing a global Caliphate. Obama leans so radical Muslim, so Left, that he circles around to the radical Muslim, all the way to their extremist Right. Get what I am saying.
This makes any and all our complaints with Romney look, not just small but anti American. Throwing stones may be called for some other day, but really, the duty of America on this day is to support ANY American who can get the foreign enemy out of the White House. His name is Mitt Romney.
Ditto and AMEN.
As for me and my house - we shall serve The Lord.
Watching the the vitriol flare up because you dare state that you put God before country and party and therefore, you will be counted among the ‘enemy’ is very illustrative of where we as a nation and people have arrived.