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Republicans, including Romney, launch new [RINO] group
The Boston Globe ^ | 04-30-09 | The Boston Globe

Posted on 04/30/2009 10:19:57 AM PDT by GOP_Lady

Reeling congressional Republicans today launched a new effort days after their latest setback -- the defection of Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, putting Democrats within reach of potentially being able to push legislation through the Senate without a single Republican vote.

House GOP Whip Eric Cantor announced that the National Council for a New America will hold its first event on Saturday with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran last year and could run again in 2012; Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, another possible 2012 contender; former Governor Jeb Bush, the former president's brother; and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, a former national GOP chairman.

The council appears a way to rebut Democratic portrayals of the GOP as the "party of no" by pulling together a cohesive policy strategy by the opposition.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; abortionist; antigun; bush; ericcantor; gayagenda; gop; jindal; ncna; rebuilding; rino; rinoromney; romney; romneycare; romneytruthfile; socialism
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1 posted on 04/30/2009 10:19:57 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

“...their latest setback — the defection of Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.”

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Not a setback by any means, but instead, a correction in labeling.


2 posted on 04/30/2009 10:22:03 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: GOP_Lady

This is a good sign.

The above mentioned are all bright individuals. I imagine they should be able to articulate a new plan better than the GOP’s Congressional leadership.


3 posted on 04/30/2009 10:23:17 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: GOP_Lady

Thanks, but No Thanks!


4 posted on 04/30/2009 10:23:27 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GOP_Lady

“Reeling congressional Republicans today launched a new effort days after their latest setback”

Since when was getting rid of a RINO considered a “setback”???


5 posted on 04/30/2009 10:24:02 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012......."GIVE ESTROGEN A CHANCE!!!!")
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To: Retired Greyhound

I couldn’t agree with you more, Retired Greyhound.


6 posted on 04/30/2009 10:24:19 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: TexasCajun
...no thanks to Mitt.

Jindal, Palin, Perry are fresh faces.

7 posted on 04/30/2009 10:24:23 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GOP_Lady

What setback? FReep Romney and the socialist rhino he rode in on.


8 posted on 04/30/2009 10:24:29 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: GOP_Lady

I heard MCCAIN is involved.

BLEEEECHH.

Didn’t they learn. They just keep spinning their wheels in the same rut.

NO TO AMNESTY

NO TO GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER OF BANKS, AUTO INDUSTRY, INSURANCE, HEALTHCARE.


9 posted on 04/30/2009 10:24:33 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: GOP_Lady

They still don’t get it, do they?


10 posted on 04/30/2009 10:24:49 AM PDT by ex91B10
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To: GOP_Lady

In my view being the party of no is a good thing. I wish we were the party of no during the previous administration.


11 posted on 04/30/2009 10:24:57 AM PDT by Bull Market (The Neo-Con experiment failed. John McCain deserved to lose.)
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To: GOP_Lady

I don’t want a new America, I want the old America!


12 posted on 04/30/2009 10:25:19 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Any where is Sarah Palin in this club?


13 posted on 04/30/2009 10:25:23 AM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Eric Cantor can now KMA.


14 posted on 04/30/2009 10:25:26 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: GOP_Lady

mccain is a RINO..


15 posted on 04/30/2009 10:26:06 AM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: GOP_Lady

“Houston we have a problem!”

If you do not believe me look at this.

http://www.state.gov/p/wha/rls/49907.htm

Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms (CIFTA)


If the senate ratifies this it will be a clear violation of the U.S. Constitutional protection under the Second Amendment.


16 posted on 04/30/2009 10:26:14 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: GOP_Lady; DirtyHarryY2K; fieldmarshaldj; Impy
Republicans, including Romney, launch new group

What group is that? The RINO Party?

17 posted on 04/30/2009 10:26:19 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: GOP_Lady

Too many RINOs in this new group! The GOP is really stuck on clueless!


18 posted on 04/30/2009 10:26:33 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Jim Robinson

This club is nothing more than a bunch of egotistical Republicans stroking their egos. And any club that includes Romney and McCain is not a club worthy of any conservative support.


19 posted on 04/30/2009 10:26:42 AM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: GOP_Lady

RINOs for America


20 posted on 04/30/2009 10:27:23 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Mighty disappointed in Barbour if he’s teaming up with RINOs. Had high hopes for that boy.


21 posted on 04/30/2009 10:28:20 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: rintense

Apparently she was invited, but chose not to get back to them. Ha!


22 posted on 04/30/2009 10:28:59 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: GOP_Lady
With Mutt Romney in the group they should also have Benedict Arlen, Lincoln Cheffie, Tom Foley, Rooty Ghouliani,McCrazy’s insane Daughter,...
23 posted on 04/30/2009 10:30:48 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: GOP_Lady
Looks like maybe if the good ideas from each might be the stimulus we need. I will not shoot down any effort that might build a conservative ideology that could save America. I know the haters will wail and rave, but nothing is working so far, so give it a chance.
24 posted on 04/30/2009 10:31:04 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: rintense

“Any where is Sarah Palin in this club?”

The GOP elite is deliberately ignoring her. They know that the others don’t stand a chance against beating Obama. They know that Sarah is the only one who can do it.

But they’re all stuck in their egos and simply don’t want to admit that there’s someone who can do the job FAR better than they ever could.

It will be great when WE THE PEOPLE ignore the desires of the GOP elite and bring forth our own candidate, the candidate that relates to the average American, the only one who can defeat Obama, the next President of the United States, Governor Sarah Palin of the great state of Alaska!!!!!


25 posted on 04/30/2009 10:31:18 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012......."GIVE ESTROGEN A CHANCE!!!!")
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To: GOP_Lady

Jeb Bush that piece of Trash?????


26 posted on 04/30/2009 10:31:56 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: GOP_Lady

What set back?


27 posted on 04/30/2009 10:32:35 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Only a fool could believe that having anyone named BUSH involved offers a chance to regain the confidence of the voting public.


28 posted on 04/30/2009 10:32:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: rintense

McCain had an opportunity to stand up for America when he suspended his campaign to go to DC during the “financial crisis.” All he had to do was urge his colleagues to vote no on the trillion dollar socialist plunge and lead by example, but no he blew it. He would’ve saved us from this Marxist nightmare. Some hero. McCain is a horse’s ass.


29 posted on 04/30/2009 10:34:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: TexasCajun
I like Romney because he is a chameleon carpetbagger
who understands and pleases Democrats.


30 posted on 04/30/2009 10:34:31 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: TexasCajun
...no thanks to Mitt.

And is it that you are so prejudice that Mitt did not have some good ideas. You are the kind that will shoot your foot just to promote your hate. Why don't the haters just back off and see what happens, or is that too much. Offering just hate never will help the GOP.

31 posted on 04/30/2009 10:35:06 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: GOP_Lady

“This is a conversation with America.”

America is tired of “conversation” at this point guys. We want action.

The lineup of the apparent leadership includes McCain which IMO skews the credibility of the new organization.

There seems to be some RINO’s involved in those signing at the bottom of the letter as well.

I don’t think Conservatives have achieved getting their message across to the Republicans yet. Will have to try harder.


32 posted on 04/30/2009 10:35:19 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Our National Panel of Experts:

Governor Haley Barbour
Governor Jeb Bush
Governor Bobby Jindal
Senator John McCain
Governor Mitt Romney


33 posted on 04/30/2009 10:35:56 AM PDT by staytrue
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garbage. if you want to rebrand the GOP, do so with conservatism. having Senator McCain in this committee shows me they still aren’t getting the message


34 posted on 04/30/2009 10:36:27 AM PDT by phi11yguy19
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To: GOP_Lady
sniff, sniff, sniff....rat smell coming out of that group.

And seems like the Lady is taking a pass. Interesting.

35 posted on 04/30/2009 10:37:00 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Logical me

Gotta agree.
Mitt’s a well spoken, intelligent and accomplished leader.
Not my first choice by a long shot, but not someone to kick to the gutter either.


36 posted on 04/30/2009 10:38:29 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (www.citizendirect.org - this domain name for sale)
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To: Cheetahcat

If you compare your life accomplishments to Jeb Bush’s, I suspect you come up short.

Remember quotes about glass houses and casting the first stone.


37 posted on 04/30/2009 10:39:14 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: GOP_Lady
House GOP Whip Eric Cantor announced that the National Council for a New America will hold its first event on Saturday with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran last year and could run again in 2012; Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, another possible 2012 contender; former Governor Jeb Bush, the former president's brother; and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, a former national GOP chairman.

Don't know much about Cantor, so that only leaves Barbour that knows **it.

38 posted on 04/30/2009 10:40:54 AM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Logical me

Take it up with the boss at #8.


39 posted on 04/30/2009 10:41:02 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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>>>McCain also addressed reports that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, his vice presidential pick last year, was not invited, saying that she could be involved.

“We’ve reached out to her,” he said. <<<

Translation: Governor Palin was too smart to wallow in the mud with this pack of RINOs.


40 posted on 04/30/2009 10:41:21 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: rockinqsranch
I don’t think Conservatives have achieved getting their message across to the Republicans yet.

I suspect conservatives are a bunch of losers or else they would run for office, win primaries and win general elections.

All I hear is whining about the republican elites. Whining is for losers.

41 posted on 04/30/2009 10:41:28 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: GOP_Lady
. . .the defection of Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, putting Democrats within reach of potentially being able to push legislation through the Senate without a single Republican vote.

Earth to the Boston Globe - perhaps you have failed to notice this, but the Dems have been doing this anyway. Specter just admitted who he really is.

Hopefully, Snowe and Collins will soon join him.

42 posted on 04/30/2009 10:41:45 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Logical me
I like Romney because he had "good" ideas such as covering up the BIG-DIG for political contributions,
and his imposition of both socialized medicine and gay marriage on citizens who thought he was a Republican.
Romney's ideas of fabricating fake law enforcement badges for his team,
and backstabbing GOP candidates such as Gov.Palin,
and raising taxes while calling them 'fees', are also "good" ideas, too.

I really think it quite remarkable that Romney, as Gov of Massachusetts,
managed to raise taxes even on out-of-state New Hampshire residents, too.

How Romney is that?

43 posted on 04/30/2009 10:42:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: TexasCajun

Palin/Perry in 2012


44 posted on 04/30/2009 10:42:24 AM PDT by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: Diogenesis

LOL, a picture is worth how many words!!!!


45 posted on 04/30/2009 10:43:18 AM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: staytrue
If you compare your life accomplishments to Jeb Bush’s, I suspect you come up short.

Remember quotes about glass houses and casting the first stone.
No; I have done Quite a bit on my Own without my Daddy's help..and I would never be an open border Butt-wipe and end the last half my speeches in Spanish..Should we continue about the Bastard locking offshore drilling out of the picture?? Care to continue??

46 posted on 04/30/2009 10:43:41 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: GOP_Lady; All

Oh for crying out loud, Jindal is on this.

Is Jesus a RINO, too?

Stop calling everybody a RINO!


47 posted on 04/30/2009 10:43:57 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: GOP_Lady
"The council appears a way to rebut Democratic portrayals of the GOP as the "party of no" by pulling together a cohesive policy strategy by the opposition."

Idiots. We want an opposition party to fight these socialist bastards, not cave-in to them. Romney, McCain et al are yellow backed spineless wimps.

If you don't LOUDLY say NO to socialism, you're not worth spit! What the hell good is the GOP if they have no fight!!

48 posted on 04/30/2009 10:44:39 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: chae

ROFLOL, ROFLOL, ROFLOL,


49 posted on 04/30/2009 10:44:52 AM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Logical me
You 'anti-dentites' need to find another line to spittle. ‘Haters’ is overused by you Mittiac sycophants and mormonism apologists. Find Mitt Romney to be a disgusting liberal pretending to be a conservative is not on the same plain as hating the obsequious boob.
50 posted on 04/30/2009 10:44:58 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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