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What's wrong with Laura Ingraham ?..She said Romney is not a "Progressive"!
Tuesday August 10, 2010

Posted on 08/10/2010 9:25:32 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Laura Ingraham was on the Glenn Beck radio show in the last hour this morning...While talking about potential candidates for 2012, She was asked if Romney was a "progressive" she said NO he isn't one of them at all...I've heard that she loves Romney like a Ken doll and is a Romneybot, but this is amazing!

She also said that she would take Newt as President in a heartbeat!

What gives?


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1 posted on 08/10/2010 9:25:36 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

While we should not be “settling” at election time...at this point, I think I’d take either of them over what we got now.


2 posted on 08/10/2010 9:28:30 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: babyfreep

You know what i mean! Is Romney a progressive?


3 posted on 08/10/2010 9:29:38 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t get it either. She and Coulter are both originally from CT (as am I). I think that type (educated NE woman) may have a preference for northeasterners.


4 posted on 08/10/2010 9:31:07 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t know about those statements, but I’ve gradually stopped listening to her radio show the past few months. She was always so against amnesty, and use to have JD Hayworth sub on her show occasionally. But she never came out in favor of JD, as much as she disagreed with McCain in the past. At least she never came out for JD while I still listened to her show.

She’s bouncing around on the issues and her show is too much of an infomercial for her new book.


5 posted on 08/10/2010 9:31:14 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Bigtigermike

We Americans never cease to amaze me sometimes; the same thing with Charlie Crist.....he’s winning in the polls running as an independent after lying to everybody about refunding political funds and not running as a third party candidate. It’s hard to believe anybody can believe Romney after flipping on every major issue when the winds blew differently as has McCain (with Palin’s support).


6 posted on 08/10/2010 9:32:11 PM PDT by Engineer_Soldier (Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC.org))
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To: Bigtigermike
I'm not a Romney supporter at all. I would not be able to vote for that man either in the primary or in the general election. Having said that, she is right. He is not a progressive. He is a left-of-center Republican who says what it takes to get elected. If he needs to be pro-choice to get elected, he's pro-choice. If he needs to be pro-life to get elected, he's pro-life.

He does have a little bit of fiscal sense though... so he would be marginally better than 0bama. I still would not be able to vote for him though.

7 posted on 08/10/2010 9:32:12 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t consider any liberals to be PROGRESSIVE.

The media refers to the demos as progressive and concervatives as neocons.

The demos are anything but progressive.


8 posted on 08/10/2010 9:32:31 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Bigtigermike

My god, Romney is a RINO, but calling him a progressive is an idiotic smear.


9 posted on 08/10/2010 9:32:41 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

I doubt it really matters what she thinks/says about these two. Seems highly unlikely either could win enough primaries to matter.


10 posted on 08/10/2010 9:32:51 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: Bigtigermike

She is a commentator, not a President maker. At this point in time, I believe in her integrity and intelligence.

Patience is required to grow a good crop.


11 posted on 08/10/2010 9:33:42 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Bigtigermike

Is she living in DC again? Beltway-itis seems hard to kick for many.


12 posted on 08/10/2010 9:33:54 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Bigtigermike

Closer to communist than progressive!


13 posted on 08/10/2010 9:34:55 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: boycott

Since she was on Glenn Beck and Glenn asked the question about whether he was a “progressive” and we all know what Glenn means by Progressive as far as HIS definition goes!


14 posted on 08/10/2010 9:35:29 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
Palinoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep...
15 posted on 08/10/2010 9:36:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Howie Carr, also, sees many RINOS as being conservatives, including Mitt Romney. Howie, also, sees RomneyCare as being what prevents Romney from winning the ‘12 POTUS race, and Howie knows about the frequent FR posting of the picture of leftists swarming around Governor Romney as Mitt is signing RomneyCare into law.


16 posted on 08/10/2010 9:36:53 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Mittens is of the RINO species! Survival of the middlest!


17 posted on 08/10/2010 9:37:27 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Bigtigermike

Romney isn’t as conservative as I wish he was, but I don’t know if it’s fair to call him a “progressive”. He’s just an unfortunately middle-of-the-road republican.


18 posted on 08/10/2010 9:38:23 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: dalereed

Before I knew about Romney, I went to one of his rallies before the primary.

I got to shake his hand but he couldn’t look me in the eyes. That was disturbing. How long does it take to make eye contact, a milli-second?

Def. better than 0bama though.


19 posted on 08/10/2010 9:38:30 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (FR - my online family. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: Bigtigermike

I never even considered him in the primaries, so I can’t say, particularly, but I’ve read he is...considering what I’ve read about Romneycare.


20 posted on 08/10/2010 9:38:55 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Bigtigermike

I think her and Michelle Makin should get ORiley’s show and he should get a goose egg.


21 posted on 08/10/2010 9:39:05 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Standing by the gates of Minas Tirith as Sauron's forces pound the gates...)
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To: Bigtigermike

“What Gives?”

Establishment GOP

Rommney is a two-faced double dealing rump-swab. His RINO nose is far up Michael Steele’s butt. He royally screwed up Massachusetts with his “Rommneycare” BS — and lefty Patrick Duval kept the abomination in place (that in itself should tell you something about the real Rommney) If not for Mittens, Massachusetts would not have become the ice-breaker for homosexual “marriage.” Rommney rolled over on that like a trained RINO lap-dog... same as the rest of the establishment RINOs that control the MA GOP.

Mitt Rommney is a smooth-talking, back stabbing “moderate” ... a wolf in sheep’s clothing that talks a good game, but bends you over to grab your ankles every time.


22 posted on 08/10/2010 9:39:17 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: Bigtigermike
What's wrong with Laura Ingraham ?

Well, sometimes her show is rather dull. She is also the worst interviewer you will ever listen too, especially with guests she disagrees with. She can be shockingly rude to them. Other than that she's OK. Her new book sounds hilarious. I read some lefties are calling it racist, so it must be on target.

23 posted on 08/10/2010 9:40:29 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Bigtigermike

I like Laura. She is pretty much right on.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 9:41:01 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: edpc

The GOP had best get rid of those stupid winner-take-all primaries and fast. I see a guy like Romney getting the nod because true conservatives split the vote.

I’ve been yelling about this for years. Winner-take-all primaries will doom the GOP to a McCain repeat.

Hank


25 posted on 08/10/2010 9:44:26 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Where's the diversity on MSNBC? Olbermann, Schultz, Matthews, Maddow.....all white males!)
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To: Bigtigermike

GLENN: Do you see anybody that is do you think Chris Christie would run?

INGRAHAM: I like him.

GLENN: I do, too.

INGRAHAM: I like him a lot and I think the idea of someone who is not working out every five seconds and you know, might be a little bit corpulent but has really good common sense ideas, that might actually be the anti Obama play and could be really fascinating. So, I love Christie. I mean, I like a lot of the people out there.

GLENN: Who do you think is going to run? Do you think Sarah Palin’s going to run?

INGRAHAM: I you know, I’m guessing what Sarah’s going to do. I think not, but

GLENN: I think so, too.

INGRAHAM: I don’t think so. I think she’s a king and queen maker and I think that’s an incredibly positive role and she’s an entrepreneur and, look, she has more experience than Barack Obama ever had and obviously wouldn’t be doing some of the bone headed things he’s doing. So, they would have been, you know, a now she would be leaps and bounds above what he’s done and, you know, that’s not saying much, but she would have done great.

GLENN: Can Mitt Romney win with his with his flirting with socialism in I mean, is he a progressive or is he

INGRAHAM: No.

GLENN: a good guy?

INGRAHAM: No, he’s not. I mean, I think that Romney I mean, look, Glenn, he got caught in this Iraq trap, I think, in the last election. He was talking a lot about Iraq and War on Terror and people were just tired of that. They wanted they wanted the CEO and chief in Romney and I told him at the time. I was a big supporter of his. I really like him a lot, but I didn’t follow through on growing the prosperity class message which I think he is now onto. He needs to mess up his hair a little bit, do a little do a little less Ward Cleaver and a little more Fonzie.

GLENN: It’s not going to happen. It’s not going to happen.

INGRAHAM: Maybe not, maybe not, but I like him.

GLENN: It’s not going to happen.

INGRAHAM: No.

GLENN: Newt Gingrich, can he win?

INGRAHAM: I think the problem, maybe, with Newt is he has incredible ideas and I like Newt very much. I mean, look, I love him. If he would be President tomorrow, I would be a happy person. I think what he might be perceived, though, Glenn is a little too 1994 and that people want, you know, 2012. They don’t want 1994. As much as they love Gingrich and I can be totally wrong, but that’s

GLENN: Do you see anybody out there that you say, Nobody really knows about this person, but this person you have to watch?

INGRAHAM: Well, no. I don’t really see anyone sort of emerging from the states that we don’t that we don’t know of and

GLENN: All right. Do you

INGRAHAM: Rick Perry is someone I think a lot of people are talking about, as well, and you know, Glenn Beck and people like that.


26 posted on 08/10/2010 9:45:04 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

and Ann Coulter loves gays now


27 posted on 08/10/2010 9:46:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Bigtigermike

I think she still likes Mitt, so she didn’t want to call him a “progressive” but what else could he be called after MA’s failed “Romney-care”?


28 posted on 08/10/2010 9:48:21 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Dr. Sivana

They are both anti-birthers too. I dropped both of them after that. Sad cause I liked Coulter. I think we are getting played by almost all of them except Rush and maybe Levin.

Mitt’s from Michigan isn’t he?


29 posted on 08/10/2010 9:48:42 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Bigtigermike

Was the word they used actually progressive? Because if so, it’s true - Romney isn’t progressive at all. Progressives should not be confused with liberals - indeed, much confusion results especially at sites like dailykos when this mistake is made.

Progressives are people who pay lip service to nice ideals. They don’t actually endorse those ideals or support them - but paying lip service to those ideals allows them to feel superior to everyone else. Progressives are all for something - or at least say they are - until there’s a possibility it might actually happen, at which point they start coming up with excuses for why it shouldn’t be done.

By that standard, Romney is no progressive. He is a liberal - because he actually tries to implement his ideals instead of just talking about them.


30 posted on 08/10/2010 9:49:20 PM PDT by COgamer
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To: GeronL
and Ann Coulter loves gays now

For crying out loud, she's speaking at one event of some gay political group...lol.

Ann likes the raucus and ALL the publicity.

31 posted on 08/10/2010 9:51:11 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

I tuned her blabbing out long ago.


32 posted on 08/10/2010 9:51:51 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: babyfreep
What gives?

According to my understanding, progressive is well to the left of liberal, and pretty much amounts to commie, because, what are they progressing towards, you know? So, she's saying he's not a committed communist. Not like some.

33 posted on 08/10/2010 9:52:41 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Bigtigermike
Laura who?

OK, so she's a fellow traveler too. Her radio show, her unfunny puns and her voice couldn't be more irritating.

34 posted on 08/10/2010 9:52:44 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Bigtigermike

The question might be better asked of Glen.
Mitt’s an R +/-, but far from progressive in my world

Laura’s a strong conservative who has not gone soft.
She simply likes him. I did too at first, and could again if he was our nominee ....especially given our financial situation.

On further reflection, Beck has called McCain a progressive,
so I suppose Mitt could qualify according to GB.


35 posted on 08/10/2010 9:54:03 PM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: Guyin4Os

RINO is what he is.


36 posted on 08/10/2010 9:55:46 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Bigtigermike

isnt Romney the one who helped make the big healthcare mess in his state..


37 posted on 08/10/2010 9:56:54 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Bigtigermike

Pro gay marriage
Pro gays in the military
Pro choice
Romneycare
Pro big government
Pro gun control
Anti 2nd Amendment
Anti personal responsibility
Anti American
Anti military
Anti Ronald Reagan
Multiple faced liar

Not the dictionary definition of progress, but he is definitely what is known in politics as a progressive, otherwise known as liberal.


38 posted on 08/10/2010 9:57:12 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: 999replies

A lot of people here do not realize just how far left and Democrat that Romney was before he started preparing for the national race.

Romney was radically left before the new face was put on in 2006.


39 posted on 08/10/2010 9:57:59 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: chiller

Beck has pushed Romney also, so has Hewitt and the little known Medved.

Actually Hewitt is obsessed with the guy and will do or say anything to get him in office.


40 posted on 08/10/2010 10:01:14 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: Bigtigermike

ObamaCare = RomneyCare.

FUMR!!


41 posted on 08/10/2010 10:02:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Bigtigermike
Romney may be a duplicitous buffoon, but at least he's ... um ... oh, whatever. I can't think of anything good to say about him.

As long as he doesn't call himself a conservative I'm fine with him. I feel the same way about raccoons. As long as they stay out of the trash and away from the kids, everything's fine.
42 posted on 08/10/2010 10:03:42 PM PDT by casuist (Audi alteram partem.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Laura is part of the “beltway crowd” of Conservatives who can trace their political alliegance lineage all the way back to the RIchard NixOn.

Nixon wowed em up with his “law and order” views in the days of the anti-war hippies and riots.

The Nixon Administration attacked the liberal media, too. Nixon’s FCC issued a Fairness Doctrine ruling against NBC over a news documentary on pensions.

This was raw meat to those conservatives while Nixon detented the Soviets and “opened up” China, cut the “peace” in Vietnam with communist liars. Here at home the government got bigger with the EPA being created.

Nixon had a young media guy working for him named Roger Ailes.

“Fair and Balanced” has its roots in the Richard Nixon attack on the media that attacked Nixon with passion.


43 posted on 08/10/2010 10:03:54 PM PDT by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats need to go)
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To: J Edgar
Patience is required to grow a good crop.

And a lot of Bull shit

44 posted on 08/10/2010 10:04:05 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: COgamer
He is a liberal - because he actually tries to implement his ideals instead of just talking about them.

Oh God!

Mitt Romney: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."

Mitt Romney: "I'm not a partisan politician. My hope is that, after this election, it will be the moderates of both parties who will control the Senate, not the Jesse Helmses."

Mitt Romney:"One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share."

Mitt Romney:"These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense," "They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."

45 posted on 08/10/2010 10:04:41 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: dr_lew

I was just basing my opinion on what I’ve read about his health care plan in MA, which sounds a lot like obamacare with all the mandates, subsidies and regulations.

*He* may not be a “progressive” of the Saul Alinskey type, but he has progressive ideas.


46 posted on 08/10/2010 10:11:55 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: al baby

“Patience is required to grow a good crop.
And a lot of Bull shit”

Evidently we have a difference of opinion, but a further discussion will require an expansion upon the position you endeavor to put forward.

Or maybe rational discussion isn’t one of your strengths. Just observing.


47 posted on 08/10/2010 10:12:52 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: lewislynn
Laura who?

OK, so she's a fellow traveler too. Her radio show, her unfunny puns and her voice couldn't be more irritating.

I quit her several years ago, voice was very aggravating and seems like her show was all about her. I listen for opinions and analysis, couldn't care less about their personal crap.

48 posted on 08/10/2010 10:14:04 PM PDT by Current Occupant (If you're not pi$$ed, you ain't paying attention!)
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To: ansel12

Weird. I mentioned months ago that on the same day, like they got a memo; Beck, OReilly, Boortz, Hewitt, Medved, Coulter, Ingraham all came out and made fun of birthers.

I dropped em all on that day. Ingraham is a bore like Boortz. Weird that they are all anti-birther and possibly all Romney-bots.


49 posted on 08/10/2010 10:14:47 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Bigtigermike

This is one of the reasons I no longer listen to her. Romney-cheerleading is a sure sign of phoniness.


50 posted on 08/10/2010 10:15:20 PM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
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