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Romney Blasts Obama Policy, Offers Own Plan
boston Globe ^ | 12/13/09

Posted on 12/14/2009 11:33:44 AM PST by meandog

Just before yesterday’s White House jobs summit, Mitt Romney minced no words in blasting President Obama’s economic policies.

“Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But unlike them, he has made it worse, not better,’’ Romney wrote in an opinion piece published yesterday in USA Today.

The former Massachusetts governor - who made his name and fortune at private equity firm Bain Capital, ran for the GOP presidential nomination last year, and could very well run again in 2012 - derides Obama’s economic know-how.

“His failure to stem the unemployment tide should not have been a surprise. With no experience whatsoever in the world of employment and business formation, he had no compass to guide his path,’’ Romney wrote.

Romney also joined in the GOP criticism of White House remarks that the $787 billion economic stimulus is working, and accused the administration of trying to “disguise the truth’’ by touting “inflated figures of jobs ‘created.’ ’’

“Focusing solely on jobs created while ignoring the far greater numbers of jobs lost is Harry Houdini economics,’’ he added.

Romney laid out his own 10-point plan, including freezing stimulus money that has not been spent yet and redirecting it to the private sector; granting more business tax breaks; not allowing George W. Bush’s tax cuts to expire at the end of 2010; ditching the “cap-and-trade’’ climate change legislation; and approving free trade agreements with Colombia and other countries.

Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan defended the stimulus program, citing a study this week from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that estimated the stimulus saved or created between 600,000 and 1.6 million jobs through September...

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Looks like the Romulan getting a head start on 2012!
1 posted on 12/14/2009 11:33:46 AM PST by meandog
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To: meandog

Bob Riley will be the next president, God willing.


2 posted on 12/14/2009 11:37:02 AM PST by AzaleaCity5691
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To: meandog
I would vote for 4 more years of Obama before I'd vote for this POS liberal RINO.

He is anti gun rights, pro-abortion, pro nationalized health care, hell he is Obama.

3 posted on 12/14/2009 11:38:18 AM PST by stockpirate (Obama, 55% disapproval rating, Rasmussen, -19)
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To: meandog

I notice he doesn’t, or at least the Glob doesn’t, say anything about his position on Obamacare. Does he want to do a gigantic Romneycare instead?


4 posted on 12/14/2009 11:38:54 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: meandog

Romney is a two-faced, two-bit, political whore who would do or say anything to get elected. I will never forgive that treasonous bastard for taking a stand with PlannedParenthood and the liberals FOR abortion, gay rights, gun control, socialized healthcare, etc. We can thank HIM and the RINO traitors like him FOR Obama!!

Piss on Romney!


5 posted on 12/14/2009 11:38:56 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! God save this great Republic!!)
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To: meandog

We like to think business cycles of the past are sort of just that, a think of the past. But is it really true? That is, are recessions cyclical or randomly occurring? The statement Romney makes about other presidents inheriting recession made me think about this. Reagan inherited one, then Clinton did, then Bush did, then Obama did. All separated by just about two terms or 8 to 9 years. 1980-1983, 1991-1992, 2000-2001, 2008-200?. Interesting.


6 posted on 12/14/2009 11:40:17 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: meandog
“Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But unlike them, he has made it worse, not better’’

I don't think that's fair.

Remember - FDR inherited a recession, and made it worse. So Barack is not unlike every other president.

7 posted on 12/14/2009 11:40:30 AM PST by jdege
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To: meandog
Blaaast! Baaam! Booom!

Pifff...fizzle.

You can't blast what you believe in. Nobody cares what Mittens thinks. Time to do more important things. What a waste of Internet space.

8 posted on 12/14/2009 11:40:34 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: meandog

willard: “my healthcare socialism is better than obama’s socialist healthcare”.

LLS


9 posted on 12/14/2009 11:40:45 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Boy I knew if I read the posts I could feel the love. But you are correct. In the future don’t hold back on how you feel about Mitt-Witt. :-)


10 posted on 12/14/2009 11:43:28 AM PST by stockpirate (Obama, 55% disapproval rating, Rasmussen, -19)
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To: meandog

“including freezing stimulus money that has not been spent yet and redirecting it to the private sector; granting more business tax breaks”

Um... How about just giving it back to the taxpayers?


11 posted on 12/14/2009 11:43:38 AM PST by Pessimist (u)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Piss on Romney!”

Just muss his hair. That’ll make him look the whore he is.


12 posted on 12/14/2009 11:52:14 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: meandog

13 posted on 12/14/2009 11:56:56 AM PST by maggief
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To: meandog
Romney is a RINO weenie. He is unworthy of consideration for any major public office after what he did to healthcare in Massachussets.

I wish this spineless POS would just go away to a cabin in the Wasatch Mountains and die there.

14 posted on 12/14/2009 11:58:58 AM PST by 60Gunner (But there's this one particular harbor...)
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To: Pessimist

“Um... How about just giving it back to the taxpayers?”

Or paying down the national debt...

- JP


15 posted on 12/14/2009 11:59:27 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki re: Sarah Palin)
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To: meandog

RINO Romney: I dont like Barry’s plan because I didnt think of it first...


16 posted on 12/14/2009 12:00:42 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: meandog

A metrosexual hissey fight?

let the bitch slappings begin.

/popcorn


17 posted on 12/14/2009 12:01:28 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Heck, Jim, why don't you really say how you feel about him. Do you realize that the Romulan just might be our candidate in 2012--especially with Dims being able to vote in many state GOP primaries (such as here in VA)?


"Come and drink my brand of koolaid ... Because if you'll remember many conservatives, such as the Great Rush Limbaugh, really liked me after I gave my "Mormon Speech" back in 2007!"

18 posted on 12/14/2009 12:04:27 PM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare means die quickly!)
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To: meandog

Romney should give it up already.


19 posted on 12/14/2009 12:14:32 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: maggief

LOL!!!


20 posted on 12/14/2009 12:15:46 PM PST by avacado
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To: Jim Robinson

Piss on Romney!

Hear hear commander.


21 posted on 12/14/2009 12:20:21 PM PST by Luke21
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To: meandog
Romney should just STFU and leave the political planet.

His ideas on ‘health care’ STINK!

22 posted on 12/14/2009 12:24:39 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: meandog

Others have commented on Obama policies. Romney is not alone. Show some political chops and comment on the op-ed. It’s sad this thread includes more invective than substance. Sounds much like DU or MSNBC.


23 posted on 12/14/2009 12:45:35 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: AzaleaCity5691; All

“Bob Riley will be the next president, God willing.”

Hadn’t seen him mentioned but would like to see him and Gov. Barbour run next time, the more well qualified people run, the better. Err, are we going to have to prevent use of his middle name, like Obama did.

If Romney wants to attack Obama’s economic policies I say fine.... GO ROMNEY.


24 posted on 12/14/2009 12:46:57 PM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: meandog

Wait in the car, Mitt!


25 posted on 12/14/2009 12:55:04 PM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: meandog

Shut up, Mitt, and crawl back in the RINO nest you came from.


26 posted on 12/14/2009 12:56:32 PM PST by Sloth (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8)
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To: jdege

And if you studied the history of the Great Depression, Obama is copying FDR chapter and verse.

A ‘Command and control’ economy would require martial law as FDR found out.


27 posted on 12/14/2009 12:59:24 PM PST by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Romney is a two-faced, two-bit, political whore who would do or say anything to get elected.

In addition to Romney, you just described 95 percent of the politicians in this country!
28 posted on 12/14/2009 1:12:31 PM PST by TexanByBirth (Obama should quit judging the 48% that did not vote for him by the mental capacity of those that did)
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To: stockpirate

You’re delusional. Romney is no Obama.

Romney doesn’t hate capitalism like Obeyme does.
Romeny isn’t a crypto-Marxist
Romney doesn’t surround himself with evil thugs
Romney isn’t an anti-white closet racist like Obama.
Sure Romney’s Health Care was not a good solution, but give the guy a break.

You cannot deny that words like this are good conservative fighting words:

“Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But unlike them, he has made it worse, not better,’’ Romney wrote in an opinion piece published yesterday in USA Today.

The former Massachusetts governor - who made his name and fortune at private equity firm Bain Capital, ran for the GOP presidential nomination last year, and could very well run again in 2012 - derides Obama’s economic know-how.

“His failure to stem the unemployment tide should not have been a surprise. With no experience whatsoever in the world of employment and business formation, he had no compass to guide his path,’’ Romney wrote.

Romney also joined in the GOP criticism of White House remarks that the $787 billion economic stimulus is working, and accused the administration of trying to “disguise the truth’’ by touting “inflated figures of jobs ‘created.’ ’’

“Focusing solely on jobs created while ignoring the far greater numbers of jobs lost is Harry Houdini economics,’’ he added.


29 posted on 12/14/2009 1:33:19 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: jimfree

—”Others have commented on Obama policies. Romney is not alone. Show some political chops and comment on the op-ed. It’s sad this thread includes more invective than substance. Sounds much like DU or MSNBC.”

Ah a voice of reason! When conservatives or so-called RINOS come out with excellent anti-Obama fighting words, why so much vitriol? Most of the people here have such a deep but shallow hatred for Romney, but if he’s out there swinging against Obama, why do you people have to make shallow MSNBC-style, Olberman-style barbs about his hair, etc.???

I think both Romney & Palin are not our best bet. Both are damaged goods from 2008, IMO.

There are other INCREDIBLE shining stars like Michelle Bachman and Rep Mike Rogers who are better choices.

Palin has become too much like a reality-tv/entertainer lately. Yawn. Sure she’s got the right values, but the wrong messenger. You guys will see...


30 posted on 12/14/2009 1:39:13 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: meandog

Yea, we’ve seen your policies... sit down and shut up Romney.. MA is living proof of the disasters your policies are.

God, if this is the best the RNC can do, then there is no hope for the national republican party at all.


31 posted on 12/14/2009 1:42:32 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: AlanGreenSpam

Only Romney is damaged because of his attacks (indirectly)
on Gov.Palin and her children.

Romney is reprehensible, and a bad past governor.

Unlike gorgeous, smart, Gov. Palin.


32 posted on 12/14/2009 1:46:37 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: meandog

This is Romney’s best bet. He ought to put together The Romney Commission on reviving the economy. Hold hearings around the country and come out with a number of proposals.


33 posted on 12/14/2009 1:51:06 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Diogenesis

Yes, but doesn’t the “reality TV/entertainer” that Palin has become sort of bother you? This kind of star-seeking mode she’s in is much akin to Obama’s. I wouldn’t call Palin a narcissist, but something is amiss in her personality, IMO. That’s why I’d much prefer someone who doesn’t view themselves as a “political personality” like Palin (and yes, Obama views himself that way too).

Rather, someone who is about the nuts & bolts of getting things done is the candidate we need. Again, I cite people like Michelle Bachman and Rep Mike Rogers...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G44NCvNDLfc

Think about it: Bachman or Rogers don’t care about being entertainment phenomena...

Remember, Reagan didn’t care whether he was a “political personality” so much as getting the job done. He never came across as a cheerleader type.


34 posted on 12/14/2009 2:18:54 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Most Americans are impressed that Gov. Palin was
a good governor, unlike the stab-you-in-the-back Romney.

The CATO results are compelling. Romney was terrible.

Mitt Romney got a "C" rating from CATO.
And that was BEFORE Romney's failure re: Socialized medicine.

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace."


35 posted on 12/14/2009 2:22:47 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: griswold3
And if you studied the history of the Great Depression, Obama is copying FDR chapter and verse.

Many believe FDR was correct but did not go far enough. Japan's lost decade does not convince them. The Hugo Chavez energy shortage does not convince them. They will not be convinced. They must be defeated.

36 posted on 12/14/2009 2:28:32 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Want more proof of the worthlessness of your Master?

PROOF RomneyCARE is a Disaster (and Romney is utterly clueless)

“Small businesses bridle at health insurance hikes (Romneycare strangles Mass. businesses)
some really bad news from Blue Cross-Blue Shield: His company’s health insurance rates are going up 47 percent in January.”


“ Rationing medicine has already begun
… government-
run health care has introduced rationing and waiting lists and cost the lives of the people under its provisions.”


“DEATH PANELS OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN MASSACHUSETTS”


“President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar defended the
possibility of removing organs from terminally ill patients without their permission.”


“You can’t reap these savings without limiting patients’ choices in some way," said Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess.”


“State plan may place limits on patients’ hospital options( Mass. RomneyCare )”


"Romney Visits Nebraska, Talks Health Care [where he defends Romneycare] “


"Paying the Health Tax in Massachusetts [Romneycare]
Massachusetts requires every resident to have health insurance, and this
year, without informing us directly, the state had changed the rules in a way that made
our bare-bones policy no longer acceptable. Unless we ponied up for a pricier policy we
neither need nor want—or enrolled in a government-sponsored insurance plan—we
would have to pay $1,000 each year to the state.
How did we become outlaws? “


"National Health Preview - The Massachusetts debacle, coming soon to your neighborhood."
It was only a matter of time.
They're trying to manage the huge costs of the subsidized middle-class insurance program that is gradually swallowing the state budget.
The program provides low- or no-cost coverage to about 165,000 residents, or three-fifths of the newly insured, and is budgeted at $880 million for 2010, a 7.3% single-year increase that is likely to be optimistic.
The state's overall costs on health programs have increased by 42% (!) since 2006."


A Very Sick Health Plan; Bay State’s ‘Grand Experiment’ Fails [RomneyCare]
"Initiated on Mr. Romney’s gubernatorial watch in 2006, this “experiment” has fallen on hard times, and predictably so. “


Health care in Massachusetts: a warning for America [Romney brings Mass. to its knees]
The Bay State's mandatory insurance law is raising costs, limiting access, and lowering care.

Three years ago, Massachusetts adopted a plan requiring all residents to purchase health
insurance, with state subsidies for lower-income residents. But rather than creating a
utopia of high-quality affordable healthcare, the result has been the exact opposite –
skyrocketing costs, worsened access, and lower quality care."


"‘Severe’ doc shortage seen hiking wait time
“The shortage is getting more severe”"


“Health costs to rise again.( RomneyCare )
The state’s major health insurers plan to raise premiums by about 10 percent next year,
prompting many employers to reduce benefits and shift additional costs to workers.”


“Nation’s ill-advised to follow Mass. plan [Health plan a failure]
September 17, 2009 The canary is dead.
Massachusetts, the model for the ObamaCare universal insurance plan, is the canary in
the health care coal mine. Yesterday, its obit appeared on the front page of both The Wall
Street Journal and The Boston Globe-Democrat “


"Bay State Insurance Premiums Highest in Country - Boston Globe August 22, 2009
Massachusetts has the most expensive family health insurance premiums in the country,
according to a new analysis that highlights the state’s challenge in trying to rein in medical costs
40 percent higher than in 2003. Over the same period, premiums nationwide rose an average of 33 percent..."


"Massachusetts: the laboratory for ObamaCare“


"Massachusetts' Obama-like reforms increase health costs, wait times [RomneyCare]
Premiums are growing 21 to 46 percent faster than the national average"


"Mass. Pushes Rationing to Control Universal Healthcare Costs (RomneyCare)
A 10-member Massachusetts state healthcare advisory board unanimously recommended
that the state begin rationing healthcare to keep the state’s marquee universal health care program afloat financially.


"1,000 cancer patients 'refused treatment'"


"Massachusetts Universal Healthcare System Breaking Down Already
ERs in Massachusetts have not seen a downturn in visits. On the contrary, it seems that ER visits are actually on the upswing in the Bay State. In fact, in 2007 they were higher than the national average by 20 percent...”


"Hospital patients 'left in agony'"


"National Health Preview - The Massachusetts debacle, coming soon to your neighborhood.
In Massachusetts's latest crisis,
They're trying to manage the huge costs of the subsidized middle-class insurance program that is gradually swallowing the state budget.
The program provides low- or no-cost coverage to about 165,000 residents, or three-fifths of the newly insured, and is budgeted at $880 million for 2010, a 7.3% single-year increase that is likely to be optimistic.
The state's overall costs on health programs have increased by 42% (!) since 2006
Mr. Romney should have known better before signing on to this not-so-grand experiment, especially since the state's "free market" reforms that he boasts about have proven to be irrelevant when not fictional.
Only 21,000 people have used the "connector" that was supposed to link individuals to private insurers."


A Very Sick Health Plan; Bay State’s ‘Grand Experiment’ Fails [RomneyCare]
… fiscal troubles aplenty within Repubican Mitt Romney’s brainchild, Massachusetts’ “grand experiment” in “universal” health care."
"Initiated on Mr. Romney’s gubernatorial watch in 2006, this “experiment” has fallen on hard times, and predictably so.
Even though the Bay State commenced its program with a far smaller percentage of uninsured residents than exists nationwide,
“RomneyCare” is threatening to bankrupt the state.“


"Dem Congresswoman Admits Obama Health Care Plan Will Destroy Private Health Insurance Industry"


"Romney’s mistreatments a sick man, as Gov. Mitt Romney meets a medical marijuana patient"

37 posted on 12/14/2009 2:31:03 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: meandog
Romney's "solutions" are nothing more than the usual pedestrian GOP talking points.

No mention of reducing the size of government, promoting states' rights, tax reform, or taking on entitlement programs. People see these "solutions" and realize it's just the same old same old socialism albeit at a slightly lower speed.

If no politician is talking about ground-breaking, Earth-shattering reform, then we might as well sit tight and wait for CW2 to erupt.

38 posted on 12/14/2009 3:22:31 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: Diogenesis

Re-read my post. I never said Romney was my Master.

I suggested that there are better alternatives to Romney (and, yes, Palin) such as Michelle Bachman and/or Mike Rogers (did you watch his fantastic Youtube video that’s gone viral?)

The more you and others here fight a useless fight against Romney with all your Olberman-style vitriol, the more you waste precious energy that could go against the REAL threat and that is Obeyme and his Marxist thugs who hate freedom.

It’s time for you to let go of your Romney hatred fetish and focus forward.


39 posted on 12/14/2009 3:37:29 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

You don’t have to “say” it, for it to be obvious that
Mitt Romney is your Master.

As for hate, no one, but no one, hates more than
Mitt Romney and his band of RomneyBOTs. Look at
what their vicious reprehensible hatred did on the
eve of Election 2008.


40 posted on 12/14/2009 4:13:18 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
The more you and others here fight a useless fight against Romney

As conservatives, we are fighting to influence the primaries and who will be in them, and revealing the true Romney to the vocal and activist people that come here for information, is one of the most useful duties that we can perform.

Mitt only managed to win one election in his long political life, and he slinked out of that office with no chance of reelection and a 34% approval rating, and after being the fourth republican in that office, his dismal performance turned it over to the democrats.

41 posted on 12/14/2009 4:50:12 PM PST by ansel12 (Traitor Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative warrior.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

Reagan was one of my favorite TV performers, Palin is not a TV performer.


42 posted on 12/14/2009 4:55:48 PM PST by ansel12 (Traitor Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative warrior.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Ah a voice of reason! When conservatives or so-called RINOS come out with excellent anti-Obama fighting words, why so much vitriol?

Because conservatives have examined him, watched him campaigning, watched him spend 150 million dollars marketing himself with little result, and they have not only dismissed him, but have come to despise and distrust the man totally.

At some point keeping an "open" mind on an unacceptable candidate ends, and then the energy shifts to making sure that he is prevented from purchasing the leadership of the movement that he is not a member of and has spent much of his life openly hating and fighting.

Besides you are an incredible phony, looking at your posting history shows you as nothing but a committed Romneybot, it is not a pleasant read, and all that comparing of Romney to Reagan (and Reagan to Romney), very sad.

43 posted on 12/14/2009 5:25:25 PM PST by ansel12 (Traitor Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative warrior.)
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If Romney runs (really bad move) it will be FANTASTIC to hear all the Q&A on his beliefs in Joe Smith and Bring'em Young. He must finally be faced with telling all truths on these beliefs. With specific FACTS to back his tales up. Since there is no archaeological or anthropological truth to mormonisn or any of Joe's Myths or any of Joe's bizarre writings, it will be the end of the Romney run for Prez.
Keep in mind we are a Christian Nation.

Accept only the facts.

Bye from politics Mittster!

44 posted on 12/14/2009 10:43:27 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: ansel12

-—”Besides you are an incredible phony, looking at your posting history shows you as nothing but a committed Romneybot, it is not a pleasant read, and all that comparing of Romney to Reagan (and Reagan to Romney), very sad.”

Not a phony at all... Yes, I was impressed with Romney’s ability to debate in 2008, but at this point in time, I think he’s damaged goods and is not the optimal candidate. I’ve stated so in my recent posts (if your reading comprehension skills didn’t catch that)... Does that make me a phony? That’s a far cry from a Romneybot in case you hadn’t noticed.

Why don’t you offer critique of my current support for Bachman or Mike Rogers for 2012? Does my support for them make me a phony? These are real conservative fighters.

Romney debated very well against McCain, but McCain’s dishonest people floated that lie that “Romney had a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq” on the eve of the Florida primary. The loss of that Primary was the turning point. Romney decisively nailed McCain on that lie in the California debate, but it was too late.

In 2008, we didn’t have very good choices with the pathetically inarticulate and uninspiring McCain as the alternative.

I know a lot of people here harbor a permanent hatred for Romney for his past career in Massachusetts and you think he’s flip flopped now and he is being somebody who he is not, hence the vitriol.

Suppose Romney WERE to be elected (which I don’t think will happen), I’m guessing your worst fear would be that a Pres Romney would pull a complete “Manchurian Candidate” on us and campaign one way but then impose strict gun laws, liberalize abortion laws even more than they are, embrace gays, and impose socialized medicine on us, and be a Carter in foreign policy. Right?

I just didn’t see that happening, in spite of his past and was willing to give it a try given his business knowledge and articulateness. That does not make me a phony. I had to overlook some things I don’t endorse about him, especially his Mormonism, but we don’t always get the perfect candidate who embodies virtually all of our values like we did with Reagan.

Your points about still spending energy on attacking Romney because you seem to fear him in the primaries are well-taken, but the way I see it, he won’t be a factor because he will be too easy to criticize for his changes of positions, for his white/good looks (for the racists in our society that notice those things), and for his Mormonism (which I’m not excited about either). In short, there’s damaged goods there AS I’VE STATED BEFORE...

And note there are not damaged goods with the other prospective candidates I mentioned.

So why not put positive energy into the really exceptional other potential candidates you like? If it’s Palin, then so be it.

I really think this stubbornness in going after Romney who most likely won’t be a threat at all, is a waste of Freepers time. We’ve got bigger fish to fry, namely the despicable Obama Regime.


45 posted on 12/14/2009 11:21:15 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
"Ah a voice of reason! When conservatives or so-called RINOS come out with excellent anti-Obama fighting words, why so much vitriol? Most of the people here have such a deep but shallow hatred for Romney..."

Your "Deep but shallow" comment sounds like a Romney talking point. He can talk out of both sides of his mouth too. I don't hate Romney, but I do hate what he stands for because he stands for nothing. He will say whatever he believes he has to in order to win. Though we only have well planned out, group tested words for his conservative beliefs, he has plenty of liberal acts and words in his history which he now says have nothing to do with him.

The reason he is disliked so deeply, so thoroughly, so completely, is that he will lie to your face when the truth would better serve him. He assembles conservative counsel to determine what he should say to conservatives because, as a liberal, he hasn't a clue as to what conservatives think. He does everything he can to try to pull the wool over conservative eyes because once you know the truth about him, there is no way any conservative could support him.

Pro-choice, pro government, pro gay, anti gun, anti family, Mitt Romney is in an elitist group -- one of the republicans Hillary Clinton can easily run to the right on.

46 posted on 12/15/2009 12:59:34 AM PST by Waryone (II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Diogenesis

47 posted on 12/15/2009 2:42:36 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
The Obama regime is in power because of your legion
of RomneyBOTs who lied and attacked Gov. Palin
and her family for no reason except to throw the
election for Mitt "Backstabber" Romney - your candidate and Master.

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?"



48 posted on 12/15/2009 3:31:13 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: meandog
The former Massachusetts governor - who made his name and fortune at private equity firm Bain Capital

DBM tips hand in releasing the line they would use to destroy him if he becomes the Republican nominee.

49 posted on 12/15/2009 3:35:42 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: AlanGreenSpam; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; ...
AlanGreenSpam: " When conservatives or so-called RINOS come out with excellent anti-Obama fighting words, why so much vitriol? "

Is it not more than coincidence that RomneyBOTs like
yourself always defend Obama and his Marxism first?
Is Romney nothing more than a White Obama?

50 posted on 12/15/2009 3:55:00 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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