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Romney Suggests Palin 'Beautiful,' Not Influential
Newsmax ^ | 5/4/09 | Dave Eberhart

Posted on 05/04/2009 1:21:03 PM PDT by pissant

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To: Choose Ye This Day
Some Republican leaders prefer not to discuss Sarah Palin


In the latest instance of a high-profile GOP member taking a passing swipe at the party's 2008 vice presidential candidate, former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney jokingly dismissed Sarah Palin’s inclusion on Time’s list of influential people in an interview broadcast Sunday.

He asked, was “the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?”

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NewsMax is not the only source who is interperating this as a dig.

101 posted on 05/04/2009 2:00:41 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: pissant

No, Mitt. I’m sorry to say this, but that’s just you.


102 posted on 05/04/2009 2:01:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: pissant

Yeah, she made some off-the-cuff gaffes during the campaign that made it appear that she had not thought things through completely.

I hope she clarifies her stances and then articulates them well over the next couple of years.


103 posted on 05/04/2009 2:01:05 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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To: pissant
Hey Mitsy:

The other Sphincter just joined the democrats.

104 posted on 05/04/2009 2:01:06 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: mbraynard

It wasn’t the “compliment to her beauty” that bothers people. It was his implication that he believed she belonged on the most beautiful list, but not the most influential, that was so tasteless.

If Mitt had joked that she belonged on both lists, nobody would mind.


105 posted on 05/04/2009 2:01:24 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Jean S

Oops, sorry, I never use spell check ;-)


106 posted on 05/04/2009 2:02:13 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: pissant
It is a stupid article. Romney did not dis Palin. Some of the comments on this thread are way over the top. If people in the Party can not even be civil to each other how in the H... do you expect to win anyone's vote? I know, I know ,you only want the perfect.
107 posted on 05/04/2009 2:02:39 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Logical me
Romney will not run,

I don't what the atmosphere is on the planet that you live on but Mitt never stopped running, he is campaigning harder than anyone else at this time.

108 posted on 05/04/2009 2:02:42 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: pissant
"These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense," Romney said. "They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people." - Gov. Romney 2004

Romney the gun-grabbing liberal can KMA.

109 posted on 05/04/2009 2:02:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: rintense

Reading is not your strong suit? The post I replied to mentioned Mormons. For the record.

I opposed Romney. I still do. But to oppose him for an imagined jab at Palin that he did not make is just silly.


110 posted on 05/04/2009 2:03:28 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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To: Logical me

Well, so sorry if we “alienate” the handful of Mitt voters here.

Where Mitt really failed to even try to in the gap was his reaction to hearing the Masshole Supremes saying there oughtta be a law for gay marriage. He not only didn’t wait for the legislature to do something, he took it on himself to bastardize the process. Now ask anyone at Mass Resistance and we see what the consequences in the Masshole schools have been. Hint: it’s much worse than “King and King.”


111 posted on 05/04/2009 2:03:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
One. Even you can count to just one.

He'll never get into the temple that way.

What a slacker!

112 posted on 05/04/2009 2:03:46 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
"If Mitt had joked that she belonged on both lists, nobody would mind."

Excellent point.

113 posted on 05/04/2009 2:03:53 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (The beauty of the 2nd amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. T.J.)
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To: Logical me

Well, so sorry if we “alienate” the handful of Mitt voters here.

Where Mitt really failed to even try to STAND in the gap was his reaction to hearing the Masshole Supremes saying there oughtta be a law for gay marriage. He not only didn’t wait for the legislature to do something, he took it on himself to bastardize the process. Now ask anyone at Mass Resistance and we see what the consequences in the Masshole schools have been. Hint: it’s much worse than “King and King.”


114 posted on 05/04/2009 2:03:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: pissant

No, nitwit, and I didn’t go for Romney, but stop and think before you speak.


115 posted on 05/04/2009 2:04:14 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
My take as well. I think Palin could beat Romney in a statewide contest in Utah, but he cannot make a joke (albeit a poor one) without the hate Romney cabal going ballistic.

Earth to Moonbats: Read the whole damn article! Eric Cantor and others were exchanging good-natured jabs. Some of the jokes were good, some of them were flat. Let's stop taking ourselves too seriously.


116 posted on 05/04/2009 2:04:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"Romney spends more money on hairspray! My Daddy taught me to be suspicious of any man who spends more than 15 seconds combing his hair!"
117 posted on 05/04/2009 2:04:31 PM PDT by StAnDeliver
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To: pissant

I’m sure the Bots such as Illogical Me can’t be too happy...


118 posted on 05/04/2009 2:04:45 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Logical me

I did. I called it a purse fight. Which seems about right.


119 posted on 05/04/2009 2:05:54 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Palin aimin’ at a RINO”


120 posted on 05/04/2009 2:06:14 PM PDT by cblue55
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To: Choose Ye This Day
At least she never said this.

MITT ROMNEY “One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share.”

Or this"These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense," he was quoted as saying. "They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."

121 posted on 05/04/2009 2:06:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: GQuagmire

There is (was?) alot of Mittsters here. I disagree with FR. There is no good reason to purge them. Many are quite conservative. Unlike me, they believe Mitts flip flops are genuine. Its the way it is. No sense in corronating palin or anyone else ahead of time.


122 posted on 05/04/2009 2:08:19 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: truthandlife
Texas Gov Rick "Pretty Boy" Perry will be throwing his hat into the ring.

He's acting all Conservative these days since he has to get reelected Gov. before he takes the big dive.

123 posted on 05/04/2009 2:09:11 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It doesn't matter but are you interested in not splitting voters because you want to prove a point. Are you interested in winning the next election. Doubt it if you as well as these hate mongers who don't understand this is like a chess game. Got to be many plays ahead. Sorry you don't understand and you will find King Obama winning another election. That is how he won the last one..
124 posted on 05/04/2009 2:09:11 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: pissant
Let me guess even after this blunder, there are STILL freepers that would vote for this mormon moron. GOP_Lady is one of them. She never learns.
125 posted on 05/04/2009 2:10:07 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: pissant

So the Boston Straggler thinks Palin is nothing but fluff. Romney is a living breathing parody of a politician.


126 posted on 05/04/2009 2:11:56 PM PDT by Hazwaste (Liberals love the average American the same way that foxes love the average chicken.)
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To: Kartographer
North American RINOs

Isn't that the new organization Mitt and The MeCain's have started up with oldtime Gingrich?

127 posted on 05/04/2009 2:12:05 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: humblegunner

Never mind.


128 posted on 05/04/2009 2:12:11 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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To: pissant
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” broadcast Sunday, Romney was responding to a question from the moderator as to whether Time’s inclusion of Palin and talk show host Rush Limbaugh on their list of “The World’s Most Influential People” was a positive or negative thing for the Republican Party.

First of all the question is a stupid one. It allows the inference get across to the audience that either is bad for the party.

We need our people who subject themselves to these leftists to at least be able to think on their feet. Romneys response should have been:

That list also includes (doesnt have to mention all) Nancy Pelosi, Eric Holder, Rahm Emanuel,Blago, Roland Burris, Hillary, Michelle Obama, and Tim Geithner. Will you be asking the next Democrat on your show if their inclusion is a positive or negative thing for their party? Or - do you exclude Democrats from these type of slanderous questions?

Now - because Romney couldnt think on his feet (and any other Pubbie for that matter) the media has the story of another mini civil war in the party. When will our guys ever learn?

129 posted on 05/04/2009 2:12:22 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Irish Eyes
I know, I know ,you only want the perfect.

I don't expect perfection but Romney's flawed on way too many issues.

130 posted on 05/04/2009 2:13:17 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: capydick

The civil war already started between the Palinistas and Romniacs months ago.


131 posted on 05/04/2009 2:13:56 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ansel12

No, I don’t think she has ever said anything nearly as stupid or left-wing as Mitt ever has. That’s why I think her image can be burnished and her credentials kept intact.

I don’t think there’s any redemption for Mitt’s off-mark comments and policy stances through the years. I don’t think Romney will ever be electable. I’m not sure why he hasn’t figured that out.


132 posted on 05/04/2009 2:15:22 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
My Daddy taught me to be suspicious of any man who spends more than 15 seconds combing his hair!

The older I get, the lesser that is a problem.

133 posted on 05/04/2009 2:16:11 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Judging from a majority of posts, I would say the “attempts to sow discord” can be deemed a rousing success.


134 posted on 05/04/2009 2:16:36 PM PDT by justkate
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’m not even sure what that is supposed to mean. But it’s pretty clear you’re off-base.

Romney is easy to attack. But for heaven’s sake, let’s attack him for the dumb things he actually SAYS and MEANS and DOES, not for perceived injustices.


135 posted on 05/04/2009 2:17:40 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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To: marron
"She’s bigger in the media than in reality," commented GOP consultant Mike Murphy, a longtime adviser to John McCain.

Mike Murphy is the biggest kneepadder in the RINO Party, bar none.

It's fascinating that this POS on wheels, this total sellout for as much filthy lucre he can scam, is now pathetically trying to get back in Romney's good graces, despite directly sabotaging him last time around:

Adviser says governor "faked" stance on abortion

"Governor Mitt Romney's top political strategist [Mike Murphy] has told a prominent conservative magazine that his client has been ''faking" his support of abortion rights in Massachusetts."


136 posted on 05/04/2009 2:19:04 PM PDT by StAnDeliver
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To: pissant
Hah - they can't eliminate Mitt any more than they could stop McCain.

It's spelled I-M-P-O-T-E-N-C-E.

137 posted on 05/04/2009 2:21:04 PM PDT by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: pissant

True - but - my point remains - why allow the inference to begin with? As long as we allow the media to paint the picture and dictate the message without a fight, we’re never gonna get ahead.


138 posted on 05/04/2009 2:21:26 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Choose Ye This Day

“But for heaven’s sake, let’s attack him for the dumb things he actually SAYS and MEANS and DOES, not for perceived injustices.”

What a lovely idea...too bad it will fall on deaf ears.


139 posted on 05/04/2009 2:21:50 PM PDT by justkate
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To: pissant
Speaking of Mittsters you said..."I disagree with FR. There is no good reason to purge them. Many are quite conservative."

I agree but just as you did not with Fred, you don't extend this same courtesy to Sarah. You attempt to purge at every chance. At least you're honest about Sarah, you don't want her only because she's a woman (hefty intellectual thought behind that). Despite your attempted slight, it's also clear that this woman does not fight with a "purse".

140 posted on 05/04/2009 2:22:08 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Graybeard58

I’ve clipped mine with a set of electric clippers set to 1/4” for the past 45 years, haven’t been in a barber shop that entire time. I don’t own a brush or comb.


141 posted on 05/04/2009 2:22:09 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: pissant
or:

The Palinstinians and the Romulans

142 posted on 05/04/2009 2:23:09 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: ScreamingFist; All

Fellas, if it wasn’t meant to be an insult would Governor Palin have rushed out this scathing 34 second video in response?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDOykmey7-I&feature=player_embedded


143 posted on 05/04/2009 2:23:15 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: pissant

Your #122 — sound counsel, as usual.


144 posted on 05/04/2009 2:23:24 PM PDT by StAnDeliver
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To: pissant
What!!! Another PIMP-Romney thread? What a surprise. NOT.


"It's agreed, then. Our agents, helpers, their spouses and their contacts in the MSM,
will attack Gov. Palin to help both Obama and us."


"Romney Disses Palin Again - This Time by Proxy"
"Who's Mike Murphy? He's a Romney guy!
He's hated Palin from Day One...when she was announced as McCain's VP nominee,
he was the jerkwad on the air with Peggy Noonan when she made her infamous hot-mike disparaging remarks about Palin...
nd he himself was calling the Palin choice "gimmicky" and "cynical."
They never gave Palin a chance.
They had contempt for her and for the ordinary Americans she represents."

"Murphy is a Romney hack.
Although he worked for McCain in 2000, he switched to help Romney for the 2008 race.
He now works for Palin-deranged MSNBC as a token Republican."



Spoiler Romney attacks Gov. Palin:

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"


Poor sport spoiler Romney attacks other GOP candidatesn:

Novak: "Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign"

Said Novak: "The rumors were traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson
."

"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]

145 posted on 05/04/2009 2:26:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Servant of the Cross

You have a nice way of mixing up apples and oranges into an unrecognizable fruit cocktail.

When did I ever suggest FR purge Sarah supporters? Fred Supporters? Or for that matter Paul or Mitt or Mccain or Rudy supporters. Never did. Never would.

Now don’t get your panties in a twist because I’m not a Palin supporter. I don’t need to extend any courtesy to Fred or Sarah or anyone running. They, on the other hand need to earn my vote.


146 posted on 05/04/2009 2:26:15 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: capydick

It’s entertaining. At least to me, anyway.


147 posted on 05/04/2009 2:28:11 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They advertised it as a listening tour, but what I’ve heard out of it was a lecture tour to tell us what THEY think we should believe. One kid put it in clear terms to Jebb and he punted big time...


148 posted on 05/04/2009 2:29:32 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: TitansAFC

Did you read the transcript? It read like a complete dis to me.


149 posted on 05/04/2009 2:30:42 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: mbraynard
It was a dig. And you, mbraynard, are despicable.

FLASHBACK
mbraynard (antiPalin RomneyBOT): "Really? I think the exact same thing about Palin, R-Retard.
An individual should be able to complete a few sentences in a row without a grammatical abortion before running for president, no?"

[Sunday, May 03, 2009 4:22:49 AM by mbraynard]

150 posted on 05/04/2009 2:32:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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