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The Romney-Reagan remix
Boston ^ | March 9, 2010 | Alex Beam

Posted on 03/11/2010 3:39:45 PM PST by yongin

Mitt Romney was on the David Letterman show last week and hit a home run. It was two white guys from the Midwest, born in 1947, chatting amiably about the icons of yesteryear: Earl Scheib, the car-painting magnate; the Studebaker (a car, for you younger readers) and the Rambler Classic, manufactured by AMC, the automobile company managed by Mitt’s father, George. AMC and Studebaker were wiped from the face of the earth by better cars made in Japan by more diligent workers, although that is not a subject that came up.

Letterman saved the last minute of Romney’s appearance for some happy chat about Mitt’s Gawker moment: his he-said, he-said altercation on a plane with B-list rapper Sky Blu. Romney said Blu “gave me a good swat.’’ With perfect timing, just before breaking to a commercial, Romney let fly his wan, scripted joke: “He broke my hair.’’

Oh my heavens, I thought. He’s running as Ronald Reagan. The lacquered hair; the cloying nostalgia; the Deaver-esque, red-white-and-blue, me-Tarzan leitmotifs of his “Free Strong America’’ campaign. It worked once, twice if you count Reagan’s reelection. Perhaps the third time will be charmed, too.

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1 posted on 03/11/2010 3:39:45 PM PST by yongin
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To: yongin

EFFF Willard

NO MORE RINOS!!!!

NONE!!!


2 posted on 03/11/2010 3:43:15 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Leisler; Diogenesis

Is Romney the new Reagan?


3 posted on 03/11/2010 3:54:50 PM PST by yongin
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To: yongin; Jim Robinson
Is Romney the new Reagan?

NO

4 posted on 03/11/2010 3:59:46 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: yongin

Romney: "I Was For The Bailout Before I Was Against It”

“Romney praises Obama
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised President Obama
at a GOP fundraising dinner Wednesday ..
"I also think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right," Romney said....
Romney, who spoke at a dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee,
said he's pleased with the president's plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
-- lines that drew applause from the partisan audience. He also applauded the president
for standing up to the auto industry.
"I hope he continues to be tough ....The former businessman even offered faint praise for
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that after a series of initial missteps,
"I think he's finally getting close to the right answer."



5 posted on 03/11/2010 4:01:45 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: yongin

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


6 posted on 03/11/2010 4:06:38 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: yongin

AH, no, Ronmney is not running as Ronald Reagan...

Romney hated Reagan...

He even boasted he was an Independant during the Reagan-Bush years...

That would be 1980-1993...he said that in 1994...

Reagan was a conservative...

Romney is a liberal....

pro-abortion,
big government,
anti troops,
anti military,
draft dodger,
anti 2nd Amendment,
same sex marriage,
gay rights,
ObamaRomneyCare,
Cap and Trade,
AMNESTY Bill
Stimulus Money
etc


7 posted on 03/11/2010 4:06:59 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: yongin
Is Romney the new Reagan?

Gee, I just posted this about Mitt Romney and Reagan on a different thread.

Why do you think that he renounced the Republican party during the Reagan Revolution, re registered Republican in 1993 after Clinton defeated Reagan’s vice president and having voted for Paul Tsongas in the primary and funding and fund raising for Democrats, and then campaigned on the fact that he had NOT been a Reagan Republican, and did NOT want to return to Reagan-Bush?

8 posted on 03/11/2010 4:08:09 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: yongin
Alex Beam: “In truth, Ronald Reagan
and Mitt Romney have as much in common
as Cardinal O’Malley and Conan O’Brien.
Deservedly or not, Reagan earned a reputation for constancy.
Once he turned against communism, he opposed it big-time.
…. And our former governor? Inconstancy, thy name is Mitt!
A woman’s right to choose? Yes! No! Yes!
Are we in Massachusetts? Yes! Are we in Iowa? No!
Are we on TV? Whatever!”




Mitt RomneyCARE (D, RINO): "I'm not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.

(Backstabber Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)



"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn’t make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan





Mitt RomneyCARE (D, RINO): ”I'm very clear I think, to the people across the Commonwealth
my "R" didn't stand so much for Republican as it does for reform.
"
(Video, accessed 9/19/07)



"A political party cannot be all things to all people.
It must represent certain fundamental beliefs
 which must not be compromised to political expediency
or simply to swell its numbers."

--  President Ronald Reagan


9 posted on 03/11/2010 4:12:38 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: yongin
Reagan made his bones moving up the Hollywood ladder. Romney started his career making the sparks fly at Bain & Co., then as now a blast furnace of intellect and ambition. It is hard to imagine two more different ways to earn a living.

Mmmm ... movie star ... management consultant ...

Wow! It is hard to imagine two more different ways to earn a living!

Poles apart! As different as night and day!

Nothing against either Romney or Reagan, but Alex Beam is an idiot.

10 posted on 03/11/2010 4:13:34 PM PST by x
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To: Tennessee Nana

Romney is a liberal....

pro-abortion,
big government,
anti troops,
anti military,
draft dodger,
anti 2nd Amendment,
same sex marriage,
gay rights,
ObamaRomneyCare,
Cap and Trade,
AMNESTY Bill
Stimulus Money
etc

Vernacular...........Romney sucks.


11 posted on 03/11/2010 4:14:38 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: yongin
AMC and Studebaker were wiped from the face of the earth by better cars made in Japan by more diligent workers, although that is not a subject that came up.

Nonsense they were done in by poor design and butt ugly styling. The "energy crisis" helped everyone a bunch too. Wouldn't mind having a Javelin AMX with a 401 right about now. The Pacer killed AMC. I think the Lark killed Studebaker, but who kept up with them.

12 posted on 03/11/2010 4:17:45 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: yongin

Why do you ask such a dumb question?


13 posted on 03/11/2010 4:21:09 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
Yongin asks a dumb question because it has to be
tossed out meekly as a question because ...
Mitt RomneyCARE is not President Ronald Reagan.

That said, and there is no question mark here:

Gov. Sarah Palin could be the next President Ronald Reagan.


14 posted on 03/11/2010 4:27:37 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: x
Doncha think Alex Beam gave RomneyCARE a break
from his usual sharp literary blade.

For example, Beam ignored RomneyCAREs assault of another on a plane
and took the made up "Romney-hallucinated" version.

15 posted on 03/11/2010 4:28:26 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Diogenesis

I know how these trolls operate. Start a thread, ask a dumb question and run or stay around and get slapped around.

Go SARAH!


16 posted on 03/11/2010 4:48:58 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: yongin

Reagan was very ideological. He was a political idea man. First quite leftist during FDR. Then he went head to head with communists in Hollywood and then his fairly quick move to the right. He was very well read in political theory and political economy. Unlike Mitt.

Reagan became fixed on his principals. Mitt is always at flux. Reagan’s main goal was a better country through freedom. Mitt’s goal is the Presidency. Everything else is dumpible.


17 posted on 03/11/2010 5:06:21 PM PST by Leisler (What 'free market', where is it?)
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To: presently no screen name; Tennessee Nana

Not necessarily a troll, I believe he’s just trying to get some action going as the mittbots stay pretty much in the shadows any more.

Once in a while one will poke her nose into one of these threads and then is promptly and properly castigated. They are few and far between and as a result these threads tend to be boring.

I’ve considered acting as if I were a mitt worshiper just to get a little action going but I can’t do it.....Not even pretend.

I will continue to click on them to see if any liberal idiots come out of the wood work.

Hi Nana, Selah!


18 posted on 03/11/2010 5:13:56 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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To: Graybeard58
Not necessarily a troll

Well, anyone that is not for conservative candidates and comes to FR to push a lib aka a RINO, IMO, is a troll. This is a conservative website and, personally, there is enough to fight in the real world - who needs/wants it here!

I will continue to click on them to see if any liberal idiots come out of the wood work.

Good! We're counting on you and since 'you' want action I'll ping you when I come across them!
19 posted on 03/11/2010 5:26:19 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Graybeard58

Selah!

:)


20 posted on 03/11/2010 5:26:20 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: presently no screen name

With Slick Willard hawking his book, the media will tout him as the next Reagan. Conservatives need to be ready.


21 posted on 03/11/2010 7:40:37 PM PST by yongin
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To: yongin
the media will tout him as the next Reagan. Conservatives need to be ready.

And you are doing it, too. Conservatives have been ready for years and KNOW their own!
22 posted on 03/11/2010 8:03:16 PM PST by presently no screen name
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