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CPAC embraces the new Mitt Romney (HUGE BARF ALERT)
Politico ^ | 2010-02-19

Posted on 02/19/2010 7:46:41 AM PST by rabscuttle385

When Mitt Romney, candidate for president, came to the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2007, he was a fresh-faced over-eager student of Republican politics: He won cheers for a newfound social conservatism, and won a straw poll amid charges he’d packed the hall.

Romney ended his candidacy in an emotional speech to CPAC the next year, and in 2009 he used the forum to open a critique of President Barack Obama that he spent the next year refining. The new Romney, received Thursday as the favorite son at the gathering of conservative activists, is a more constant, seasoned, and comfortable figure, one whose applause lines match up more closely with his record, and whose protégé – Senator Scott Brown – is his party’s hottest star.

His fundamental weakness in 2008 was his seeming discomfort in his public skin. He’s more at ease now, though part of his past – his role in reforming health care in Massachusetts while he was governor – could still raise questions about his real political identity. But his aides believe he’s successfully cast himself as a mature political figure, and the “adult” among potential Republican challengers to Obama in 2012.

“In 2008, people had this perception of Mitt Romney as this kid sitting in the front of the classroom with his hand up,” said Gary Marx, a conservative adviser to Romney’s ’08 campaign. “Now he’s taking a low key approach – picking and choosing his spots to make his voice heard, and it’s worked very well for him. I think you’ve seen the full embrace of the conservative movement from Governor Romney.”

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1 posted on 02/19/2010 7:46:41 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

More Bullshit from Politico!


2 posted on 02/19/2010 7:48:38 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: rabscuttle385
You were saying ...

CPAC embraces the new Mitt Romney

He's the best candidate that the liberals can supply for us... LOL ...

3 posted on 02/19/2010 7:48:50 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: rabscuttle385

A RINO can’t hope & change his spots.................


4 posted on 02/19/2010 7:49:18 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: rabscuttle385

CPAC/ACU is run by corrupt David Keene.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25072.html
“”Exclusive: Conservative group offers support for $2M””

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2289098/posts
“”Palin-bashing CPAC/ACU Chair donated $2,000 to Arlen Specter, endorsed Romney””

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31254.html
“”Palin rebuffs CPAC, Keene””


5 posted on 02/19/2010 7:49:28 AM PST by iowamark
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s so nice how Politico is looking out for our best interests

I love when liberal media ‘helps’ us this way.

Look how well it worked with them picking McLame for us!!


6 posted on 02/19/2010 7:49:42 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sorry Politico....As Joe Wilson would say: ‘YOU LIE”


7 posted on 02/19/2010 7:50:49 AM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: rabscuttle385
The new Romney, received Thursday as the favorite son at the gathering of conservative activists, is a more constant, seasoned, and comfortable figure, one whose applause lines match up more closely with his record, and whose protégé – Senator Scott Brown – is his party’s hottest star.


8 posted on 02/19/2010 7:51:04 AM PST by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: US Navy Vet

tell you the truth I was disappointed that Cheney spoke seeing as he thinks our military has changed and now we should accept perverts openly in the military.

I heard the rep from IN this morning and it was refreshing to hear him say that we need to get back to traditional social issues.

It amazes me how the GOP are to afraid of mentioning abortion and homosexuals when the majority do not accept their agenda


9 posted on 02/19/2010 7:51:28 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mitt Romney:
The GOP’s “Dr. Who.”


10 posted on 02/19/2010 7:51:47 AM PST by EricT. (Can we start hanging them yet?)
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To: Red Badger

I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher.............he is boring and a loser............


11 posted on 02/19/2010 7:56:30 AM PST by RRTJSP...........
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To: rabscuttle385

Paul Ryan For President!


12 posted on 02/19/2010 7:56:51 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: manc

Cheney was ALWAYS a member of the OLD GOP Country Club HELL HE WAS FORD’S COS...ya don’t get any more Country Club then that. Cheney has a FAG daughter for G*D’s sake...kinda makes ya wonder what happened in the Cheney Household to cause THAT!


13 posted on 02/19/2010 7:57:26 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: EternalVigilance

That image reminds me of the dead armadillos I used to see along Texas highways.


14 posted on 02/19/2010 7:57:26 AM PST by ScottinVA (Glad to see Demonic Unhinged (DU) highlights and attacks my FR comments!)
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To: moose2004

I’m all for traditional values....but I also want someone with BUSINESS experience...we need JOBS!


15 posted on 02/19/2010 7:57:52 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: rabscuttle385

NO MORE RETREADS!


16 posted on 02/19/2010 7:58:33 AM PST by C19fan
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To: RRTJSP...........

He is organized and has deep pockets. The establishment wants a safe established pick.

He will likely win the nomination, unfortunately.

Palin is the only candidate that can beat him.


17 posted on 02/19/2010 7:58:48 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll support Romney : He sucks but he's better than Obama.)
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To: RRTJSP...........

I don’t care about “boring”. I care about his conservatism or lack thereof..............


18 posted on 02/19/2010 7:59:25 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: manc
If the GOP doesn't get back to traditional social issues it will be at best a one hit wonder in 2010 and then slide to abysmal defeat in 2012.
19 posted on 02/19/2010 8:01:50 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney is the next biggest fraud to Obama. I would never vote for him. Why do dip sh_t republicans have such suicidal ways with selecting their leadership.


20 posted on 02/19/2010 8:02:21 AM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: rabscuttle385

Take it from a Massachusetts resident: Mitt Romney is a Socialist in RINO cloth. He DESTROYED first-class health care in Massachusetts with his buddy Ted Kennedy’s Health Insurance Tax, a full-on socialist program that has ruined the quality and cost of health care in this state.

He also allowed GAY MARRIAGE and did not defer TO THE PEOPLE of Massachusetts because we would have struck that crap down.


21 posted on 02/19/2010 8:02:45 AM PST by MissyMack66
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To: MBB1984

agreed

traditional families have been the back bone of this country and the left have been attacking them for years now.


22 posted on 02/19/2010 8:03:20 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rbmillerjr

I don’t want Bush Jr. I want someone with genuine conservative vision and constitutional values! I know Sarah is apparently inexperienced(by state-run media standards) But she is the only one with a true conservative vision like Reagan. I like guys like Hunter and Tancredo, but they have no traction. We desperately need a gamechanger, now. Not just some retooled Bob Dole, George Bush, John McCain. Right Now Palin is the only one in my sights. Go SarahPac!


23 posted on 02/19/2010 8:03:40 AM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: rbmillerjr
The Huckster might give Romney a run as he could conceivably pick up all the Southern states.
24 posted on 02/19/2010 8:04:04 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: rabscuttle385

25 posted on 02/19/2010 8:05:41 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s real simple for me:
Mitt gets the nom I skip the Pres. vote again.


26 posted on 02/19/2010 8:06:12 AM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: rabscuttle385
This is the most complimentary article about a Republican or CPAC speaker that I can remember. The one certainty was that anyone who spoke at CPAC would immediately be attacked by the MSM. Can someone please explain what is going on here. Please go light on the conspiracy theories and heavy on the facts.
27 posted on 02/19/2010 8:06:30 AM PST by detective
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To: 2nd Amendment

Listening to a great line-up on C-SPAN 2 right now...just heard a great speech from Steve King, now hearing from U.S. Senate candidate Michael Williams from Texas, and CPAC has Mike Pence and Michelle Bachmann scheduled next. Tune in...


28 posted on 02/19/2010 8:06:53 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: US Navy Vet

yea the military changed so much in two years that we now should have queers serving openly.
ARF

hsi daughter has told him the usual crap like we want to just be together and love each other and be left alone.
Now he and the other good ole boys need to go and bring in the younger fresher faces .

wants homosexuals and then talks at CPAC, he should have been banned as like anyone who is for the homosexual agenda or abortion agenda


29 posted on 02/19/2010 8:07:19 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rabscuttle385

Go Mitt!


30 posted on 02/19/2010 8:08:26 AM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: arealconservativeforachange

And we all thank you for President Obama’s 2nd term. Get real.


31 posted on 02/19/2010 8:09:08 AM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Blue Turtle

“Ryan is a graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville and earned a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He has worked in the private sector as an economic analyst and previously served as president of his own consulting firm.”

I’d say he has more business experience than most politicians in Washington. He has my full support.


32 posted on 02/19/2010 8:09:29 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: rabscuttle385

New tagline.


33 posted on 02/19/2010 8:21:35 AM PST by Antoninus (Vote Mitt Romney in 2012 -- We need an even bigger fraud in DC than Obama.)
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To: MrChips
And we all thank you for President Obama’s 2nd term. Get real.

The last time I heard that kind of logic, we got stuck with a liberal(GWB) who so poisoned the electorate that we ended up with Obama. Why don't you get real and understand that many of us are just as done with RINOs as we are with liberals. I won't vote for Romney, just like I won't vote for any other unctuous liberal.

34 posted on 02/19/2010 8:22:54 AM PST by pt17
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To: MrChips
Go AWAY Mitt!

( There, fixed it. )

35 posted on 02/19/2010 8:26:04 AM PST by Leisler
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To: US Navy Vet
The "new" Mitt Romney?

How does that work? Does ol' Mitt have one of those fancy obama "Reset" buttons attached to his forehead now?

Is the "New" Mitt Romney more, or less, of a RINO than the "old" Mitt Romney.

Did that Rap Star "Bluesky" slap some sense into Romney, or did he slap some sense out of Romney.

Is the "new" Mitt Romney only because he's attached himself to Scott Brown's coattail?

Other than get elected, and change the balance of power, what exactly has Scott Brown done that is so wonderful?
Hell, obama did exactly the same thing, got elected and changed the balance of power...and look what we have with him.

Is the "new" Mitt planning a Cosmo fold-out? Perhaps he and Brown will do one together.

Are we falling into the liberal/progressive trap and voting for someone based on glamour, personaity, and good hair, or are we voting on the issues?

Neither of these people are staunch conservatives, and I don't think they have what it takes to make the very hard choices that it's going to take to untangle obama's slinky.

Juan McCain't is in trouble in Arizona for being a RINO, and Romney and Brown are his "buds"...putting 2 and 2 together, equals nothing but the same ol' liberal appeasers.

Yes, I'm glad Brown go elected just to shake up the obamites, but it as the PEOPLE who made the choice to send the obama administration a message, Brown is only the messenger.

It doesn't matter who CPAC embraces, if no one embraces CPAC.

36 posted on 02/19/2010 8:37:00 AM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: pt17
Why don't you get real and understand that many of us are just as done with RINOs as we are with liberals. - Agreed the "vote for the liberal with the R after their name or else we will be stuck with the liberal with the D after their name" attitude needs to be purged once and for all. 1 RINO = 5 liberals to the liberal cause.
37 posted on 02/19/2010 8:39:36 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (A country can survive its fools, but it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Once again, the media is trying to tell us who to elect! No way in hell Romneycare should get the vote of any decent, honest, and hard working American.


38 posted on 02/19/2010 8:41:17 AM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: RRTJSP...........

AND B S


39 posted on 02/19/2010 8:43:01 AM PST by captnorb
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To: Leisler; MrChips
If you hadn't fixed it, I sure would have.

Go AWAY Mitt!

40 posted on 02/19/2010 8:47:23 AM PST by Waryone (So tired of blog pimps)
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41 posted on 02/19/2010 9:04:09 AM PST by 50mm (Die Obamacare Die!!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

We had a real CPAC — the Tea Party Convention in Tenn. But, so many FReepers had to trash that because EEEEEvil money was involved.


42 posted on 02/19/2010 9:08:53 AM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY IN 2010)
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To: MrChips

Why exactly do you think the country is swinging back to the right?
It would not have were that Ahole mclame elected.
Get over the party over principle ideology, its for losers like your pal mclame.


43 posted on 02/19/2010 10:20:40 AM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: rabscuttle385
Conservative Political Action Conference

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Why, oh why, do we keep getting Conservatism mixed up with Republicanism?

They are NOT the same thing!

Mitt Romney is NOT a Conservative. John McCain is NOT a Conservative. The majority of the Republicans are NOT Conservative.

In fact, very few Republicans ARE Conservative. They are mostly Liberal-Lite.

CPAC and the Tea Party are probably run by Republicans who are capitalizing on the term 'Conservative'. Who ARE the leaders of the Tea Party, anyway?

When are people going to see that Conservatives and Republicans are not the same thing??

44 posted on 02/19/2010 10:38:01 AM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Be strip-searched by scanners! Buy ObamaCare or go to jail! The Totalitarians are in charge!!!)
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Funny how the official anointing of who is a conservative is a entrenched, Arlen Specter loving David Keene and is in Washington, huh? Kind of like it is a boob bait, kabuki theater for the rubes. A dog and pony show. All my life the GOP has been talking right and acting left. Well, you are what you do, not what you say.


Mitt crowning himself Mr. Conservative.

45 posted on 02/19/2010 11:20:28 AM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler
the GOP has been talking right and acting left

I like that phrase! Good picture, too!

46 posted on 02/19/2010 12:40:58 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Be strip-searched by scanners! Buy ObamaCare or go to jail! The Totalitarians are in charge!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney - For When the GOP Really, Really Must Lose

RESULTS – Feb. 2010 Early Freerepublic.com straw vote FOR GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
Governor Palin was the overwhelming choice of freepers who voted!

Palin - 102 votes - THE WINNER
None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes
Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes
Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown and rick Perry all got a vote.
No Votes for Mitt RomneyCARE or Huckabee .... 0 votes (none, zed, nada, doughnut, oh-no) “


47 posted on 02/20/2010 4:23:48 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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48 posted on 02/21/2010 11:54:45 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: arealconservativeforachange

I do not like Mclame.


49 posted on 02/22/2010 7:23:00 AM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: pt17

Then who? (it must be someone with a real chance of winning)


50 posted on 02/22/2010 7:27:09 AM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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