Skip to comments.Mitt Romney outpacing Sarah Palin in fund-raising race [BARF!]
Posted on 07/16/2009 10:00:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is leading Sarah Palin in the early fund-raising race among potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates, raking in a cool $1.6 million in the first six months of the year, new figures show.
Romney, who raised more than any other Republican during his time in the 2008 primary, has continued his torrid pace, more than doubling the $733,000 raised by Palin since Jan. 1.
Romneys Free and Strong America political action committee raised a total of $1,610,019 since Jan. 1 while handing out $74,000 to federal and state GOP candidates nationwide. After expenses, the PAC was left with $841,000 cash, according to a federal campaign finance report filed yesterday.
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“Action of RomneyBOT - Falsely claim Romney is a “winner” when he buys votes, cheats, and whines - check
Action of RomneyBOT - Ignore Romney’s past behavior. Change the subject quickly - check”
Ignore Diogenesis - checkmate.
No, not manna from heaven, cash from pocket...
Mitt knows economics and has business ties....
1. Economics - Romney hijacked the 2002 Winter Olympics and changed the set budget into a 50% larger expense...
Yes your boy likes to spend money...
2. Business ties - Romney had business ties in China that he was anxious to dump on the US...He wanted China to be a favored nation when is came to trade and friendship ..
Can you spell big economic advantage for Romney’s personal coffers ????
Them six houses done come cheap...
Political campaigns can put a big dent in the piggy bank...
Doesn't help Mitt out much, does it?
Mitt Romney outpacing Sarah Palin in fund-raising race
Romney is using his own money again ???
Bit early yet isnt it ???
Bookmark for video. Great job.
Mitt Romney can raise a trillion if he likes. Heck’s bells, he can probably get the treasury to write him a check. He still will barely rate an asterisk south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Romney also abused his dog Seamus.
And that is just one example
"But the details of the event are more than unseemly they may, in fact, be illegal.
Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone
from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel
or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the
animal carried thereon." An officer for the Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation
saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer,
Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law
but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck,
and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."
"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch?
Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip
"Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter,
in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack.
e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog," read the article.
Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for.
....What Happens to a Dog on a Roof Traveling 50 MPH?"
"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely
the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea
in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon.
Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. "He scrambled up there every time we went on trips,"
the Republican said during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. "He got in all by himself and enjoyed it."
"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon,
keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble.
''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window,
payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.
As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust,
Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station.
There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car,
then hopped back onto the highway."
"Story about dog on car roof comes back to bite Romney
Critics, jokesters make issue of tale
TIME.com's Swampland blog has been flooded with more than 200 comments
from readers complaining of animal cruelty"
Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus
"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse?
Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron.
But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea,
which ran down the back window of the car. Romney's sons, all under 13, howled in disgust.
Romney pulled off the road into a service station.
There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, and they drove on to Ontario.
.....David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog.
"It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently,
in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever
for the suffering that the solution may cause."
My question would be is Romney really worth that.
The facts are plain to see.
Are you really so much in love with the man that it is worth all this trouble to support one who in the end disregards your political views any time it suits him? Is love really so blind even in politics?
Rush has often said thoes who are weak minded resort to the lowest form of communication name calling.
Well, if Rush keeps telling you that...
You might want to take his friendly advice...
and change your form of communication...
You really are a world-class idiot, flag. That post #58 I quoted was written entirely by Jim Robinson on the subject of Slick Willard, with the source link and credit. So are you saying he should leave his own website ? I’m sure he’d be very interested in your comment on the subject.
BTW, flag, since you seem to be using the same verbatim deranged attacks as your fellow cretin/troll, Darkwolf377, can I take it you are one person using multiple screennames to attack FReepers in good standing and to deride this website as “not being Conservative” ? I know you Slick Willardbots enjoy registering multiple accounts on FR to exaggerate the number of leftist supporters on this website and to cause general disruption.
"Mitt Romney Lies About Father Marching With Martin Luther King, Jr."
"Mitt Romney has been caught in yet another lie.
Only yesterday Romneys claim of not supporting Planned Parenthood abortion mills was abruptly smashed by a photograph surfacing of him at one of their fundraisers in 1994.
Today, its Romneys claim that his father marched with famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
During his Im a Mormon but it doesnt matter speech, Mitt Romney claimed he saw his father,
George Romney, marching with MLK during a 1968 civil rights march through Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
It was a stirring account of the efforts of his father to show that the Romney family have always reached across ecumenical lines.
Only one little problem it never happened."
"Mitt Romney went a step further in a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald.
Talking about the Mormon Church and racial discrimination, he said:
"My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit."
"Yesterday (12//07), Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom acknowledged that was not true.
"Mitt Romney did not march with Martin Luther King,"
he said in an e-mail statement to the Globe.
Against Myth Romney is 1:
"On Sunday, June 23, 1963, 125,000 people marched down Detroit's Woodward Avenue
to the Civic Center, in what was described at the time as the largest civil-rights demonstration in the nation's history.
According to the next day's account in the Holland Evening Sentinel,
the crowd at the Center "lustily booed," when representatives of Governor George W. Romney
read a proclamation declaring "Freedom March Day in Michigan." But Martin Luther King Jr. didn't fault Romney for his absence,
which the governor ascribed to his policy against public appearances on the Sabbath.
"At a news conference following the march . .
[King] refused to criticize Romney for not attending the demonstration," the Sentinel reported."
Against Myth Romney is 2:
Susan Englander, assistant editor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University, who is editing the King papers from that era,
says Myth Romney was untruthful, when she told the Globe yesterday:
"I researched this question, and indeed it is untrue that George Romney marched with [Dr.] King."
Against Myth Romney is 3:
"King never marched in Grosse Pointe, according to the Grosse Pointe Historical Society,
and had not appeared in the town at all at the time the Broder book was published.
Im quite certain of that, says Suzy Berschback, curator of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society"
Of course, RomneyBOTs continue to attack these educated women,
who have spoken the Truth about Myth Romney and venal, odious deeds.
"Never send a monkey to do a man's job."
~ Captain Leo Davidson
"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005
Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys. He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>
"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!
Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006
Romney: "Thank ME that my faithful, blind RomneyBOTs, like Reaganesque
keep working, and lying, from their basements for ME, subverting honest Americans, and lurkers and FReepers
from reading about my scurrilous, carpetbagging, record, my fake endorsements,
my fake troopers,
sporting fake badges, illegal security tactics, bizarre staffers,
hatred of the military, release of unrepentant murderers, receipt of AIG Contributions in 2008 ,
my imposition of gay marriage by usurping the Mass. Constitution,
my infliction of socialized medicine without a vote to impose European "healthcare" (except for me),
my abuse of Seamus violating Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws,
most say were uncalled for
for making me a presidential candidate of distinction in many ways leading to
TIME's 200 comments from readers complaining of animal cruelty
which did unfairly expose me,
like the Globe about my Belmont illegal alien sanctuary,
or so many about my team secretly criticizing and attacking Gov. Palin
and the other GOP candidates who otherwise might have won."
“Actually dear lady, the final checkmate is not your play to make. It will come when the Romneybots finally overplay their hand and the powers that be toss them.
My question would be is Romney really worth that.”
You Romney haters all use the threat of JimRob tossing anyone who disagrees with your viewpoint of Romney, don’t you. You know he doesn’t like Romney, and you play that up and hide behind that fact all the time. How very cowardly, and how anti-First Amendment rights of free speech. It appears you are the ones that act in a fascist manner, just like the Dems, threatening with the likes of shutting down talk radio through legislation to stifle any speech you don’t want to hear. Stand on your own two feet and can the threats, toots. It is very very unattractive and you are giving a supposedly free speech forum a very bad image. Grow up. I despise bullies.
All that money came from fewer than 1,000 people. Palin raised $733,000 from over 11,000 people. Plus, Palin’s raised over $200,000 more since her resignation. Then add the money she’s raised for her legal defense fund, and she’s not that far back from Romney. Romney’s also been holding fundraisers for his PAC, Palin hasn’t. Once she gets involved in serious fundraising, she’ll leave Romney in the dust.
I don't hate Romney. I despise him. He is a phony, and a social climber. I stand on my own, and state that categorically!
Quit 'ur whinin'!
oh how funny and extreme...LOL
Thanks for your kind words of support. I’m sorry you’ve been attacked by that deranged old hag for doing nothing more than defending FReepers in good standing and speaking the truth about Slick Willard and his record of shame. These people have no defense to offer, so they go to vicious personal attacks. Frankly, I don’t know where these trolls got the idea I collect comic books, since I don’t even own any. I’ve got several polls and maps on my FReeper page that I add from time to time on different subjects.
I guess in their sad, deranged little world they think comic book collectors and Star Trek fans are worse than epic fail Socialist Governors who destroy state economies with their Socialist medicine big gubmint schemes, unleash murderers on the public via their liberal appointed judges, impose gay marriage, and bury the parties they pledged to resuscitate all the while backstabbing and undermining successful Conservative leaders because they get in their way of ultimate power. Loony toons.
“I don’t hate Romney. I despise him. He is a phony, and a social climber. I stand on my own, and state that categorically!”
You fit perfectly on this thread. Enjoy your bile.
I am opposed to his politics.
As anyone who cares about this nation and carries the banner of Conservatism should be.
I have made that point time and time again sans any mention of a possible purge. Indeed I am opposed to it. The “pro Mitt” crowd and their antics do more good for those of us who oppose the man ever could with our efforts.
Plus you guys are fun to watch when you spin Mitt's record, or ignore it or whatever. I would miss that dearly.
Hence the warning, the mention of the “Final Checkmate”
look it is you continue to following me off the RF resevation to the N/A with your anti LDS heavy breathing and now you want respect
Blessings are blessings no matter how you see it!
We LOVE Romney.
However, Mitt Romney's judgment and patriotism follow that of any trained capuchin monkey.
Compare Romney's utter lack of patriotism to say ........ Gov. Palin.
"Governor Orders POW/MIA Flags Flown for Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day"
"Office of the Governor of the State of Alaska ^ | 04-09-09 | Gov. Sarah Palin
April 9, 2009, Juneau, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today signed a proclamation declaring April 9, 2009,
as Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day. The governor has ordered POW/MIA flags
to be flown in honor and memory of American men and women
who have placed themselves in harms way and faced the horrors of combat."
The price paid by POW/MIA soldiers in defense of liberty is worthy of our highest
gratitude and most solemn remembrance, Governor Palin said.
On this day and always, they are in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget them or their service.
"National Guard Lt. Anthony Circosta poses in his backyard in Agawam, Mass., on June 9, 2007.
At left, his wife Danielle and daughter Kylie, 2, talk near the swing set. Circosta,
a decorated Iraq War veteran, seemed like an ideal candidate for a pardon from
then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the 29-year-old's boyhood conviction
for a BB gun shooting. Romney denied the pardon,
twice, despite the recommendation of the Governor's Council."
This politcs resty....
Mitt’s money is from his own “heaven”...
“If there is anyone here who doesn’t understand why we cannot support a slick socialist politician like Mitt Romney, God help you, but you’re on the wrong website. We went through this with the abortionist, gay rights activist, illegal alien supporting, gun grabbing Rudy Giuliani until someone created another website call WAnkers for Rudy and they all flew the coop. Hopefully, before too much FReeper blood is shed, someone will create a WAnkers for Romney site and we can be left to fight the good fight as we see fit! “
FR is not for everyone!
1 posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 12:32:08 PM by Jim Robinson
Hence the warning, the mention of the Final Checkmate
Is that kind of like the Final Solution?
Where do Romney and his trained RomneyBOTs get all your hate?
Here’s how Romneycare is working out in MA:
Hardly, but if you want to invoke Godwin’s law, have at it, more fun for me...
One is a bottom-licking, backstabbing, scum-sucker, and the other is an active Governor.
I dont have my Resty to English book handy...
Training, it isn’t real...
I think she’s asking you for a Little Debbie Snack Cake.
“Where do Romney and his trained RomneyBOTs get all your hate?”
How silly. Any sane person who gets on these threads knows from whence the hatred emanates. At least we agree on one thing, we both like Sarah Palin. However, then there is your dark, irrational side that raises its ugly head whenever the Mormon Mitt Romney is the subject matter of a thread. So much hatred, so little time.
Your bowels ?
I think shes asking you for a Little Debbie Snack Cake.
Well, yes she coould be...
The Little Debbie Snack Cake company is just down the road from me...
Probably wants one with her coffee..
Well there ya go...
If there is a total check list on what a Romneybot is, I think yours is totally filled out...
Well, that, or she needs her Depends Undergarments changed.
No one mentioned Romney's philosophy and religion of hate which you and his RomneyBOTs constantly
use to attack anyone criticizing Romney-the-Backstabbing-Liberal-Chameleon.
What’s remarkable and sad about that fruitcake is that it once claimed to be a GOP National Committeemember. That means it was once in a position of power within the party. Is it any wonder the IL GOP is in its current state of abject corruption, statism, and failure with deranged lunatics like that in power ? Scary stuff.
No one mentioned Romney's philosophy and religion of hate which you and his RomneyBOTs constantly
use to attack anyone criticizing Romney-the-Backstabbing-Liberal-Chameleon.
All of Romney’s money didn’t get him the prize of the GOP nomination in 2008 ....
Actually the first amendment applies only to Jim Robinson on this site. Any other points of view are permitted only if he accepts them. It is likely that polite Romneyites will be permitted to remain, others will go the way of recalcitrant Giuliani supporters two years ago. That is the way this world works.
RINO liar, chameleon, carpetbagger, backstabber, socialist Mitt Romney:
Make all the promises you have to...
"Romney in Seven Words"
"On Wednesday, after his loss in the New Hampshire primary, Gov. Mitt Romney returned to Boston
to lick his wounds and conduct a telephone fundraiser before heading off to his next must win state of Michigan.
ABC Radio microphones were there and they featured an audio quote from Romney in their top of the hour news broadcasts.
Romney was encouraging his phone bank volunteers with a little pep talk when he unintentionally summed up his entire campaign;
ironically hitting upon the reason why he has failed to gain any traction with conservatives despite spending the most money of any Republican.
ABC News Radio was contacted by telephone and confirmed the following quote from their report.
" Hit the phones today make all the promises you have to, and
make sure that we get the funds that we need to keep on propelling this campaign forward with power and energy.
Make all the promises you have to.
Thats Romney in a nutshell.
Of all the Republicans running, he alone has sought to clarify, cover,
and indeed change past positions in an attempt to curry favor with conservatives.
In the process, Romney has developed a reputation not as a principled conservative,
but as a politician who will say almost anything and take almost any position to win votes. "
Looks like we are going to have to give more money to Palin then .....
It’s time this one was shown the door, like its good pal and deranged, potty-mouthed slanderer Slick Willardbot, the ex-FReeper Scarchin.
Sarah hasn’t even started yet...
You are full of it. Insane RomneyBOTs have full
control of FreeRepublic, attacking its owner, attacking
its posters .... all for their tin god, Myth Romney.