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Mitt Romney on the Contract With America [He opposed it]
Youtube ^ | October 27, 1994 | Mitt Romney

Posted on 05/18/2007 9:40:13 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

Mitt Romney:

"If you want to get something done in Washington you don't end up picking teams, with Republicans on one side, and Democrats on the other... I don't like winners and losers in Washington. I'd rather say 'Let's get together and work together.'"


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bipartisanship; elections; flipflop; romney; thatwasthen; thisisnow
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To: EternalVigilance

Oh, come now. Do you really think we should all be proud owners of military tanks?


151 posted on 05/18/2007 11:19:45 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag! Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: TAdams8591
Now respond to post #143.

Reminds me of post by a Giuliani supporter.

152 posted on 05/18/2007 11:20:30 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: TAdams8591
Oh, come now. Do you really think we should all be proud owners of military tanks?

The guys who wrote the Second Amendment owned every kind of military weapon in existence at that time, up to and including the "weapons of mass destruction" of their day: warships.

Nice diversion, though. Romney thinks semi-auto rifles are too darned scary for sovereign citizens to "be trusted" with.

153 posted on 05/18/2007 11:22:59 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: EternalVigilance
Post 143 is the truth. Sorry if you can't handle it.

You cannot criticize Romney alone for opposing AWB's when Reagan and both Bush's also did so. Otherwise, the criticism is unfair and unbalanced and well.... too EV-like.

154 posted on 05/18/2007 11:31:42 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag! Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: TAdams8591

All you’re doing is justifying what you admit you disagree with, because your commitment to this Massachusetts liberal overrides every conservative principle you claim to hold.


155 posted on 05/18/2007 11:35:06 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: everyone

Romney didn’t like “winners and losers in Washington.”

Yuck. I don’t like this at all.


156 posted on 05/18/2007 11:36:55 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: EternalVigilance
"The guys who wrote the Second Amendment owned every kind of military weapon in existence at that time, up to and including the "weapons of mass destruction" of their day: warships."

NO, your kidding. /sarcasm

The guys? You mean the founding fathers? No wonder my friend thought it was really, really young people commenting on FR.

Long, long ago when I first signed up on Free Republic, I read a disagreement between Jim Robinson and Clarity regarding whether people should be able to own tanks, and the latest military equipment, rifles and bombs. Now, I well understand the constitution allows armed militias but I still haven't made up my mind who was right about that one.

157 posted on 05/18/2007 11:47:22 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag! Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: TAdams8591

Again, you and your friends’ use of tanks and grenade launchers is a red herring. Romney “doesn’t trust” the people of this country to even have scary looking semi-automatic rifles. And, oh my, those scary “big clips.”


158 posted on 05/18/2007 11:53:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: TAdams8591

The sovereign citizens of the United States, by allowing themselves to be deceived on this issue, have been reduced to being able to possess the firepower of an 1870’s cavalry trooper. If leftists like Romney have their way, we’ll be reduced to having the firepower of a a 1650’s serf. In other words, we’ll have none.

Bottom line: Politicians like Romney are a clear and present danger to liberty.


159 posted on 05/19/2007 12:00:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: TAdams8591
"Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” - Mitt Romney
160 posted on 05/19/2007 12:04:22 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: EternalVigilance
NO, EV it doesn't. And don't try pulling that guilt trip on me.

Not every candidate I support is as conservative as I am on the issues. Other considerations, such as electability (which obviously if you support Alan Keyes for president is not important to you, LOL!), experience including holding elective office (also obviously if you support Alan Keyes for president is not important to you, LOL!), personal life, and possible consequences of my choice, are also important as is the larger context of the other candidates both Republian and Democrat who are running.

You consider issues and only issues. A faulty, narrow-minded and immature way to approach such an important decision.

161 posted on 05/19/2007 12:07:41 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag! Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: TAdams8591

Yeah, those dang pesky “issues.”


162 posted on 05/19/2007 12:08:50 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: EternalVigilance
Stop it EV, how silly. I didn't use the tank, nor was I in on the decision to post it, it was Rameumptom's choice to use it and he's perfectly free to do so.

I don't lump you in with the poster's who agree with you, don't do it to me. We all post independently.

Most of our legislator's don't trust people with AWB's including Reagan and both Bushes. Romney's hardly alone.

If it bothers you so terribly send and emissary to try and persuade him otherwise. You've got some political contacts.

163 posted on 05/19/2007 12:17:45 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag! Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: TAdams8591

What you fail to grasp is that where politicians come down on issues is a window into their character, and a sure guide to how they will act in office on any number of things.

Litmus tests work. They point you to the existence or nonexistence of underlying disease.


164 posted on 05/19/2007 12:18:17 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: EternalVigilance

We all consider issues, EV, and most of us consider them first. But unlike yourself, we are wise and mature enough to understand, there are also other considerations.


165 posted on 05/19/2007 12:20:54 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag! Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: TAdams8591
Stop it EV, how silly. I didn't use the tank, nor was I in on the decision to post it, it was Rameumptom's choice to use it and he's perfectly free to do so.

Oh, really? What was this, then?

To: EternalVigilance

Oh, come now. Do you really think we should all be proud owners of military tanks?

151 posted on 05/19/2007 1:19:45 AM CDT by TAdams8591

That was the first mention of "tanks" on this thread that I'm aware of.

166 posted on 05/19/2007 12:25:22 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: TAdams8591
We all consider issues, EV, and most of us consider them first. But unlike yourself, we are wise and mature enough to understand, there are also other considerations.

The veracity of your candidate is also a huge "consideration."

167 posted on 05/19/2007 12:26:37 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: EternalVigilance
Regarding issues and their importance, I don't fail to grasp a thing.

Other considerations, like a person's personal life for instance, are also excellent indicators of how a person will behave in office.

EV, you're thick and stubborn, and incapable of seeing all but a tiny fraction of the big picture, and thus, will unfortunately, always remain clueless.

Goodnight.

168 posted on 05/19/2007 12:31:46 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag! Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: TAdams8591
"If you want to get something done in Washington you don't end up picking teams, with Republicans on one side, and Democrats on the other... I don't like winners and losers in Washington. I'd rather say 'Let's get together and work together.'" - Mitt Romney
169 posted on 05/19/2007 12:34:07 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: EternalVigilance
He posted the tank, and then I commented on it.

Yes, that was highly suspicous behavior on my part. /sarcasm

WOW, you are a trip.

170 posted on 05/19/2007 12:35:36 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Guiliani is a Democrat in Republican drag! Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: TAdams8591

He didn’t post a tank. He posted a grenade launcher. Sorry you don’t know the difference.

And to think your guy wants to tell us what “scary” weapons we can and can’t have...


171 posted on 05/19/2007 12:38:09 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Since yesterday morning the manpower for another army division has crossed the southern border)
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To: EternalVigilance

Tommy, I am watching you, you freaking coward. You must secretly be in love with Romney because you sure are obsessed with him. Does he remind you of you mean, drunk daddy?


172 posted on 05/19/2007 3:03:38 AM PDT by freeplancer
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To: dirtboy

I think that was uncalled for you don’t perfer me being cordial.


173 posted on 05/19/2007 4:13:12 AM PDT by restornu (Calling Illegals, Immigrants, is like calling Shoplifters, Customers ~ Jerry Agar ~ "Romney 08":)
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To: EternalVigilance

Your the one having a breakdown!


174 posted on 05/19/2007 4:17:32 AM PDT by restornu (Calling Illegals, Immigrants, is like calling Shoplifters, Customers ~ Jerry Agar ~ "Romney 08":)
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To: EternalVigilance
>>>You couldn’t answer a simple question, even. Just more misdirection.

One could say I learned from the best in that area, You. I don't really plan to answer your questions until you answer the one posted to you over a month and a half ago.

Crikets sounding.......

Funny how we can ask questions in an open forum but cannot force others to answer a question.

Why did you post your own piece and try to pass it off as news?

Why do you say the NRA-ILA is full of idiots but the Boston Globe tells the truth?

Why do you start pinging the creator of FR when you are losing on a debate point?

What do you do with the little amount of spare time you have?

How is tearing down Mitt helping promote Alan Keyes?

When are you going to admit you used a "fake but accurate" piece?

175 posted on 05/19/2007 6:05:58 AM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: EternalVigilance
Here's a question for you. Is the military liberal or conservative? Because they keep their arms locked down with security you wouldn't believe. You can't even point your gun in the wrong direction. Even our greatest military heroes don't run around town in their tanks. Are police officers liberal or conservative. Most of the ones I know from my days as one believe in the right to bear arms but don't really think WMD's or automatic grenade launchers would be prudent.

I'm curious now. What is your personal experience with weapons. Do you visit the range? Are you a hunter? Any military or civil service with weapons? Why should we trust your position on guns over Sheriff Joe. What is your expertise?

Another question. Who is a better judge of gun rights, the NRA-ILA or EV?

176 posted on 05/19/2007 6:20:43 AM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: freeplancer

Tommy, I am watching you, you freaking coward.

177 posted on 05/19/2007 9:15:42 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (GW Bush has broken the first rule of Texas politics: "Dance with the one that brung ya.")
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To: Rameumptom
Another question. Who is a better judge of gun rights, the NRA-ILA or EV?

Did the liberal former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, your guy, reiterate his support for an "assault weapons" ban in this week's debate?

178 posted on 05/19/2007 9:17:43 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (GW Bush has broken the first rule of Texas politics: "Dance with the one that brung ya.")
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To: restornu

restornu, you’re freaky.


179 posted on 05/19/2007 9:18:51 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (GW Bush has broken the first rule of Texas politics: "Dance with the one that brung ya.")
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To: freeplancer
From your homepage:

Idaho 2008(I will be kicking that Alan Keyes lovin’ ASSHOLE’S ASS. WRITE IT DOWN

Just getting it out here in the open where everyone can see it.

180 posted on 05/19/2007 11:02:25 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (GW Bush has broken the first rule of Texas politics: "Dance with the one that brung ya.")
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To: EternalVigilance

Please don’t worry. I always take care of my business, so please keep egging me on. Unfortunately, there is at least a squad (8 men for you stay-at-home-patriots) of guys who are gaining a vested interest in this thing. It is growing and peronal insults only fuel the fire. This will be that last time I respond to you directly.


181 posted on 05/19/2007 2:10:49 PM PDT by freeplancer
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To: Jim Robinson

I call your attention to #181, #172, and this gentleman’s homepage, in which he also makes a direct physical threat against my person.

I took this to your mod earlier, and got no response. That’s why you’re getting this ping.


182 posted on 05/19/2007 3:41:27 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (GW Bush has broken the first rule of Texas politics: "Dance with the one that brung ya.")
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