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Et tu, Mitt? (RINOs looking out for each other)
Red State ^ | March 15, 2010 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 03/15/2010 9:54:41 AM PDT by C19fan

Bob Bennett, as you know, is the TARP-backing, Bridge-to-Nowhere-supporting, health-care-takeover-proposing RINO running for his life to win re-nomination in Utah for a fourth term. Bob Bennett’s health care proposal – it’s called the Wyden-Bennett bill, remember – includes an individual mandate, forces taxpayers to subsidize abortions, supports “domestic partner” benefits, and would cost more than $1 trillion. He is an unrepentant earmarker, whom Senator Jim DeMint has conspicuously declined to endorse for re-election.

Conservatives in Utah are rallying around Bennett’s challengers, and the Club for Growth is actively working to defeat him at the May nominating convention.

So who does Bennett call on to save his career? Mitt Romney, of course. Bennett is even giving away copies of Romney’s book on the campaign trail — maybe that explains the curious New York Times notation that Romney’s book, debuting in the number one spot this past week on the best sellers list, was the only book on the list to have received bulk orders.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabbermitt; bennett; dirtytrickromney; flipflopromney; romney; romney4obama; romney4tarp; romneyantigop; romneycare; romneyofcourse; romneyservesbho; romneywhoelse; shapeshiftermitt; utah
/src on/I am shocked Romney Version 20.5 is supporting another RINO. /src off/
1 posted on 03/15/2010 9:54:41 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Romney’s been engaged in so much backscratching I expect his undershirts are all torn to shreds.


2 posted on 03/15/2010 9:57:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I am sure that the ‘Mittins’ here on FreeRepublic have a prefectly logical reason why Mitt is backing such a ‘RINO’ and I for one am looking forward to hear it. (sarc)


3 posted on 03/15/2010 10:01:03 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: C19fan

I’ll say once again that RINOs are inevitable in some states. Maine, for instance. But if you only have a few RINOs from the liberal states, and the leadership keeps on top of them, then it’s perfectly workable. Collins and Snowe actually used to vote with the party when their arms were twisted, and that’s what counts.

But why on earth do we need RINOs in basically conservative states? That’s where the party stumbles and falls, and starts losing national elections, because the leadership is controlled by RINOs.

We don’t need folks like Bennett. We don’t need folks like McCain. We don’t need folks like Crist, whose RINO ways have lost him support with the base in Florida. And we sure as hell don’t need folks like Mitt Romney going around helping move the whole party to the left in conservative states.


4 posted on 03/15/2010 10:14:48 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Good post


5 posted on 03/15/2010 10:19:34 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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To: C19fan

[Mr. Ed, horse, registered by ACORN as four Democrats]:
“Say what you will, Senor. I only got married because of Mitt Romney,
and have now two homes courtesy of Barney Frank and ACORN,
with my colts going to Harvard Law School fully paid,
courtesy of Patrick Deval. Adios.”

6 posted on 03/15/2010 10:21:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cicero

Ditto. Amnesty Graham should be on the top of We Can Do Better list.


7 posted on 03/15/2010 10:23:43 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Kartographer; GOP_Lady
I am sure that the ‘Mittins’ here on FreeRepublic have a prefectly logical reason why Mitt is backing such a ‘RINO’ and I for one am looking forward to hear it. (sarc)
8 posted on 03/15/2010 10:26:25 AM PDT by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: C19fan

The GOP leadership needs to get it through their freaking thick skulls that RINO’s LOSE ELECTIONS... EVERY TIME. Unfortunately for America, Michael Steel is too stupid to understand this point.


9 posted on 03/15/2010 10:52:10 AM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !)
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To: C19fan

Romney had to sit down a few months ago and decide where he was going to steer his campaign. He could look at the tea party movement and try to appeal to those people, try to run as the Washington outsider, rail against the growth of government and the lack of common sense. If he did that he would be in a head to head battle with Palin all the way. He could look at the traditional social right and run like he did last time, but he has to go head to head with Huck and his army of evangelical statists. He chose instead to play the role of party guy, moderate, acceptable leader who will call in all his chits from incumbents and party organizations around the country. It is a bet that the tea party is too disorganized and that when the time comes to choose a nominee it will be the same old party machinery and party leaders who make the king. I think and hope he is wrong.


10 posted on 03/15/2010 10:59:32 AM PDT by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: C19fan

Ditto on Gramnesty.


11 posted on 03/15/2010 11:33:20 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: C19fan
Newt Gingrich endorsed Benbett last month at an event in Salt Lake too.

I consider Newt a conservative.

This is getting really old...

12 posted on 03/15/2010 1:58:52 PM PDT by Ripliancum (I'm not ignoring you, just taking good counsel. - Proverbs 15:1-4)
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To: Ripliancum

Oops, make that Bennett.


13 posted on 03/15/2010 1:59:24 PM PDT by Ripliancum (I'm not ignoring you, just taking good counsel. - Proverbs 15:1-4)
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To: Ripliancum

Newt Gingrich endorsed Benbett last month at an event in Salt Lake too.

I consider Newt a conservative.

This is getting really old...


Newt is no conservative.....he supported Dede Schizzofava in NY 23....supports the Global Warming Hoax.....promotes Illegal Alien Amnesty (thru the code-word “Guest Worker Program”)....

I and many others used to think Newt was a conservative....I guess that was really the Contract On America a few years ago


14 posted on 03/15/2010 2:23:56 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: Allegra; American Constitutionalist; campaignPete R-CT; CanadianMusherinMI; Clemenza; Diogenesis; ..

*Slick Willard Ping*


15 posted on 03/15/2010 4:27:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Et tu, Mitt? (RINOs looking out for each other),
_________________________________________________

I doubt if the the RINO Romney will look out for anyone else

His hair might get bent...


16 posted on 03/15/2010 4:44:33 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: fieldmarshaldj

RINOs wallowing in their own poop


17 posted on 03/15/2010 5:17:43 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Ripliancum
" This is getting really old... "

Yes, it is getting old, and the people are so sick and tired of it...
RINOS wallowing in their own poop....

Can't put new wine in old wine skins.....
18 posted on 03/15/2010 5:19:25 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Ripliancum
" This is getting really old... "

Yes, it is getting old, and the people are so sick and tired of it...
RINOS wallowing in their own poop....

Can't put new wine in old wine skins.....
19 posted on 03/15/2010 5:21:21 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: C19fan
bennnet/romney... progressive evildoers.

LLS

20 posted on 03/15/2010 5:56:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine)
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To: Ripliancum
newt is no Conservative. newt is a progressive... and he believes that the era of Reagan is dead... and Rush whupped him but good for saying it. He is also friends with pigliosi.

LLS

21 posted on 03/15/2010 5:59:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine)
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To: LibLieSlayer; Ripliancum

I wouldn’t call Newt a progressive.

But he sure his a tool.

He should just stay out of politics and write more alternate history fiction.


22 posted on 03/16/2010 9:43:28 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

He is such a disappointment.

LLS


23 posted on 03/16/2010 5:17:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine)
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