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Romney plans busy weekend in Washington area [CNN pimps neocon Romney for 2012] [barf!]
CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2009-09-16

Posted on 09/17/2009 2:27:51 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has planned a flurry of appearances in the Washington area this weekend, an indicator of the kind of hectic schedule he's been keeping as he looks ahead to a possible presidential bid in 2012.

His D.C. itinerary will be dominated by fundraisers, but Romney has planned a pair of high-profile speeches to conservative groups that are sure to draw attention: On Saturday he is slated to address the Values Voters Summit, and on Monday he'll deliver remarks to a luncheon at the Foreign Policy Initiative, a neoconservative think tank founded by William Kristol.

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1 posted on 09/17/2009 2:27:51 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: Scarchin; fieldmarshaldj; Diogenesis; ejonesie22; greyfoxx39; reaganaut; BufordP; ...
*Ping!*
2 posted on 09/17/2009 2:29:44 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: rabscuttle385
CNN pimps neocon Romney for 2012

There's a few Romneybots around here who will like that.

3 posted on 09/17/2009 2:31:25 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a long tradition of tolerance, ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: rabscuttle385

Neocon my ass. He’s just a con.


4 posted on 09/17/2009 2:32:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney is a “Neocon”? He’s a liberal Republican with an opportunistic streak. He is also highly accomplished, with the looks of an elderly Ken doll.

But “neocon”? I dunno - he doesn’t feel very much like a first-gen neocon (I.e. ex-liberal social scientists scared off from the liberal reservation by the failures of the Great Society) or a second-generation one (I.e. foreign policy hawks with a focus on the middle east and democracy promotion) to me.


5 posted on 09/17/2009 2:33:58 AM PDT by oscars300
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To: rabscuttle385

A neocon is a single issue voter who’s only issue is being pro-war. Romney is not my cup of tea for many reasons, but I would not exactly describe him that way.


6 posted on 09/17/2009 2:37:59 AM PDT by arista
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To: rabscuttle385

while campaigning for president, romney gets a “call” from arnold...this is funny

http://www.break.com/index/mitt-romney-arnold-prank-call.html


7 posted on 09/17/2009 2:44:59 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: rabscuttle385
"... presidential bid in 2012."

Could the RNC possibly make such a horrible mistake twice?

Palin 2012!

8 posted on 09/17/2009 2:47:22 AM PDT by Enosh (†)
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To: Enosh

Not a mistake. It’s deliberate.


9 posted on 09/17/2009 2:53:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385
Poor Romney. He has to do something given Romney supported ACORN,
sucked at AIG's teat, and has supported 'truthers' as recently as last month.

"... Mitt signed into law a bill supported by ACORN. ...
Today, Governor Mitt Romney signed a law that "cracked down on the practice of 'loan flipping.'"
The article notes state legislator John Quinn, who authored the bill,
held "nearly two-years-plus of hearings and meetings" with ACORN and that ACORN supported the final bill. "


"Oh by the way so are Republican governors Crist of FL, Perry of TX and Schwaznegger of CA,
all of whom have had major initiatives with ACORN in the last year or so.
... Joe Lieberman, Mitt Romney and even Michael Bloomberg even have worked with ACORN."


"Top 20 Recipients of AIG Contributions in 2008"

Now how Romney is that?

10 posted on 09/17/2009 2:57:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: arista

I agree. Romney is a liberal Republican, not a Neocon.

He is not electable anyway because he is a Mormon. Funny, we just elected a Gang Leader (I can no longer refer to Obama as President) who attended a racist, hate da white man church. But for some reason, people won’t vote for a Mormon.

Romeny isn’t my cup of tea, but many of this board will repeat the McCain fiasco and not vote. Giving the Leader of the Crips Party another 4 years.

Palin is not electable either. If you think so, you are seriously deluded.

In fact, no matter horrible Obama is, the US will reelect him. The Republicans will ALWAYS be smeared as racists by the media because THEY are afraid of being called racists by ACORN, la Raza, the unions and the other hustler fringe groups of the left.


11 posted on 09/17/2009 2:57:50 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: fieldmarshaldj

2A until I die. Gungrabbers can go away. Same thing I said years ago when FR was trying to vet that guy.

This cat brought us the template for a lot of the garbage going on right now.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 3:00:53 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You do no better than the fools of this burning city)
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To: rabscuttle385


The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++8 pts. days prior to September 18th, 2008.
So the RomneyTeam attacked Gov. Palin and her children to throw Election2008.

"Frum was indeed a critic of Palin, calling her nomination a "huge mistake" during an October 13 Early Show appearance."


David Frum: "Two of our most plausible candidates for president in 2012 are leading Mormons: Mitt Romney and Utah governor Jon Huntsman."


David Frum: "I have a lot of regard for Mitt Romney as a man and politician.
Let me say for the record: If Romney emerges as the Republican nominee, I will support him without qualm."


Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House,
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide, now working for McCain-Palin.
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
He's in charge on November 5th.'"
The Prowler added: "Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Romney supporters in the McCain campaign had access to internal polling which indicated well in advance of the November 4 election that McCain had no chance to win.
So they began working to position their man Mitt for a run in 2012. Just two days after the election,The Palmetto Scoop reported:
"One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
These aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
Erick Erickson, who organized Operation Leper, said:
"Here’s what I think: I think there are some staffers on the McCain campaign who seriously screwed up the roll out of Sarah Palin, to which Governor Palin herself objected.
These staffers are now out trying to finish her off thinking, as typical D.C. types do, that if they don’t do it to her, she’ll do it to them. They just never understood who Palin is or what she is about."
"Likewise, I do think there are some staffers and others who expect Mitt Romney to run again in 2012,
they decided McCain could not win, and decided to undermine Sarah Palin and her chances hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign? (Mark Wallace, Romney pimp)
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"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?"

13 posted on 09/17/2009 3:00:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: rabscuttle385

I didn’t vote for Romney in the primary, I voted for Thompson. But I really hated all the Romney bashing then, and I hate it now.

The National Review endorsed him. I’m not saying we should follow everything the National Review or any conservative publication says... but to take the candidate endorsed by the National Review — the National Review for goodness sake! — and try to turn him into some kind of Arlen Specter is just plain wrong.

If Romney had somehow gotten the nomination (difficult, I know) I believe he would have run a much better campaign against The One than that tired old hack McCain ran.

And if Romney had somehow won the presidency (difficult, I know) I believe he would have been about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better a president than is The One.

So go ahead, bash to your heart’s content. The libs love it when we bash each other.

(And I post these words as a dedicated supporter of Sarah Palin. I’ve already sent her PAC money and I will send more. And when she runs I will be a tireless worker in her campaign. But I won’t ever feel the need to bash Romney during any of that time.)


14 posted on 09/17/2009 3:24:13 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: rabscuttle385

I heard the list of speakers, for this confab and I wanted to barf. Establisment RINOism at its finest, lets move on here....


15 posted on 09/17/2009 3:24:34 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: rabscuttle385

Last election cycle the pubbies let crossover voting in state primaries affect the outcome allowing the very old feeble RINO fool McLame to get the nomination insuring defeat.
Looks like the dems are trying to do the same thing by pushing forward the RINO fool Romney cause they know he has NO chance of winning.


16 posted on 09/17/2009 3:26:32 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: whitedog57

I think the best bet in 2012 is someone like Pawlenty. He’s a decent conservative, a fresh face, has a solid record, and doesn’t have nearly the baggage of Newt, Romney, or Sarah Palin.


17 posted on 09/17/2009 3:28:49 AM PDT by arista
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To: rabscuttle385

Why aren’t “open” primary states buttoning up the process? THIS is the time
to do that. THIS TIME - we’re going to get the candidate WE WANT.

NO MORE MCCAINS ! (so to speak)

GO SARAH !!!!


18 posted on 09/17/2009 3:30:30 AM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: Reagan69

Romeny and Guns simply do not work.

He is not acceptable on this alone.


19 posted on 09/17/2009 3:35:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Reagan69

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++8 pts. days prior to September 18th, 2008.
So the RomneyTeam attacked Gov. Palin and her children to throw Election2008

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

McCain had a chance until he “suspended” his campaign to fly back to DC. What a stupid, stupid fake move. I think that is the point he started his downhill slide.

I’m surprised he didn’t lose by more (thank you Sarah!)

Also, McCain wouldn’t let anyone go after THE BOOB in chief’s “friends” like Ayers, Wright. And now, what are THE BOOB’s main problems? Yep, his prior relationships.

STUPID STUPID STUPID !


20 posted on 09/17/2009 3:37:06 AM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: arista

but he looks like a milquetoast—not that I like the Ken doll Romney either


21 posted on 09/17/2009 3:37:20 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Stay out the Romney!


22 posted on 09/17/2009 4:17:59 AM PDT by discomatic
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To: whitedog57

People won’t vote for Mormons because they find them to be culturally tone deaf. It’s like they were raised in a outlier or rejectionist meme, which of course they are.

Another way of describing Mormonism besides America’s first home grown religion, is as the first America’s to reject, walk away/what-ever, from American religions. Which is fine, this is a physically big country, but it makes it hard to reintegrate.

Mitt is very very poorly educated on American culture, such that it is. Very few people vote based upon reviewing Harvard Business policy papers.

In some respects, few people even care about Mormons. If they do, is is why are they different. I’d say that initial information of Mormonism isn’t very helpful for Mormonis when an ignorant begins to learn.

Don’t know what to tell you. You belong to a rejectionist religion with a very recent history, massive textual and historical problems, that willing isolated thenselves from Americans as if in a huge Texas like compound.

People find that ...odd. Queer. Outsiderish.

Mitt being a political opportunist, rootless, plastic isn’t doing Mormons any good.


23 posted on 09/17/2009 4:39:49 AM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: browniexyz

No Romney since their coming to the country from England before the Civil War, has ever put on a uniform and served in the military in an fashion. Not one, ever.

They did however leave the country to flee to Mexico. I believe Romney’s dad was born in Mexico. So they have a history of being kind of rootless to America.


24 posted on 09/17/2009 4:42:38 AM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: samtheman

Mitt made his money in financials. He would of Bush like pushed TARP. He was the first to offer to bail out Detroit. He of course said that Obama and the Democrats are ...just going a bit too fast with government health care. And, of course he has his failing Romneycare.


25 posted on 09/17/2009 4:45:49 AM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: samtheman

If team Romney had not helped Obama during the two weeks before Election2008
things would have been 100,000,000,000x better. But Romney is a backstabber.


26 posted on 09/17/2009 5:30:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t think Romney’s a “neocon,” which is fundamentally a liberal who approves of rampant foreign interventionism.

Romney *is* a liberal RINO.


27 posted on 09/17/2009 6:59:04 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: arista

From Human Events:
“Pawlenty used his time at yesterday’s roundtable discussion to cast himself as the “modern” Republican while casting aspersions on the traditional conservative message, calling for outreach to the “new demographics,” deriding the GOP for allegedly being 15 years behind in the use of the Internet, and calling for the party not to be led by “a crank.” Pawlenty appears to have John McCain’s penchant for attacking conservatives rather than those in the other party.

Pawlenty in Miami was publicly angry, agitated, and even cranky, possibly because he found himself at odds with the far more conservative tone of every other speaker here. Hundreds of RGA members, who paid thousands of dollars to attend this Conference, wildly applauded “red meat” conservative pronouncements by speakers and not the more moderate and conservative-jabbing words by Pawlenty. And then there’s his “Palin problem,” real or imagined, that hit the fan yesterday in front of the national media, possibly upon the insistence of Pawlenty himself, as the above-reported comments to CNN by an anonymous presidential aspirant indicate.”


28 posted on 09/17/2009 7:25:13 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Leisler

I understand what you are saying. But my point is that Obama’s “church” was every bit as non-mainstream, out of touch with American values as the Mormon Church. But “we” elected Obama Gang Leader (or General Secretary of the Communist Party) by a not-trivial amount.

So, why do we hold Mitt to a higher standard than Obama on the religious front?


29 posted on 09/17/2009 8:02:47 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Leisler

Romney can’t win for conservatives and that’s why the MSM likes him.


30 posted on 09/17/2009 8:27:26 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: whitedog57

Obama’s church had 800 people. Basically, save political junkies, no one knows or knows them, even still.

Obama is a conformist, he has spent all his life faking it. He’s a good actor. Mitt isn’t.

Mitt is a political liberal, personally conservative person, running in a political conservative party. Obama is leftist, running as leftist in a leftist party.

On another level, I don’t think Mitt has close to him a cadre of truth tellers. Family, friends yes, but striped to the bones beaters no.

Also, one way or another, the GOP voters like fighters. Either in wars, or taking on political opponents. McCain had that. Mitt didn’t. Mitt is, and comes across as managerial. Corporate. Timid. Platitudinous.

Outside of anomalies, errors, chance that doesn’t work in the GOP.

Further, ideas. Mitt is about as failure with political economy and ideas as a used car Rotarian from Paducah.

So, basically you have a liberal Republican, unfamiliar with political theory, with mediocre cultural sense, as boring and technocratic as a East German Michael Dukakis, that doesn’t fight and whos one time claim to fame was instituting HillaryCare/ObamaCare before most every other state.

That sneaker never going to shine.


31 posted on 09/17/2009 8:27:31 AM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: Leisler
Further, ideas. Mitt is about as failurefamiliar with political economy and ideas as a used car Rotarian from Paducah.
32 posted on 09/17/2009 8:30:07 AM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: browniexyz

Alan Alda conservative. Non threatening. No fight. Won’t rock the boat. ‘Our Kind’ of MSM conservative.

When Mitt says conservative boob bait, the MSM gets the ‘wink-wink’ part. ( We freepers do to, but we’re told our eyes are lying)


33 posted on 09/17/2009 8:33:16 AM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: whitedog57

Its politically correct to bash Mormons unless you’re Harry Reid.

Liberals dislike the Mormon church’s vocal opposition to gay marriage and abortion. Blacks don’t like the fact that the Mormon Church forbade blacks to be Church Elders as recently as 1975. Evangelicals are taught that Mormons are a cult. So Mormons get hit from all sides.


34 posted on 09/17/2009 8:38:23 AM PDT by yongin
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