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(RINO) Romney draws early fire from conservatives over views on climate change
washington post ^ | 6/8/2011 | Philip Rucker and Peter Wallsten

Posted on 06/08/2011 7:24:30 PM PDT by tobyhill

It seemed like a straightforward question on a second-tier issue: Would Mitt Romney disavow the science behind global warming?

The putative Republican presidential front-runner, eager to prove his conservative bona fides, could easily have said what he knew many in his party’s base wanted to hear.

Instead, the former Massachusetts governor stuck to the position he has held for many years — that he believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to it.

Romney’s answer to a question about climate change last Friday during his first town hall meeting since announcing his second presidential campaign allowed him to demonstrate what he hopes voters will see as a new and improved candidate — an authentic leader with core convictions.

But the exchange in New Hampshire also served as a fresh indicator of Romney’s great quandary. He must shed the flip-flopper reputation that haunted his last presidential campaign and also appeal to conservative voters wary of his past support for near-universal health care, abortion rights, same-sex marriage and other positions befitting a politician elected in liberal Massachusetts.

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1 posted on 06/08/2011 7:24:36 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

2 posted on 06/08/2011 7:26:56 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: tobyhill
Oh, he's authentic. He's got core convictions.

Democrat ones.

3 posted on 06/08/2011 7:27:13 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: tobyhill

Anyone other than a liberal who votes for Romney is a fool.


4 posted on 06/08/2011 7:28:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Both of them have donkey faces.


5 posted on 06/08/2011 7:30:13 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: tobyhill

“...science behind global warming...”

Bwahahaha.

That “science” can easily be disproven be any competent physics undergrad.

(Which is why no journalist can possibly ever understand it.)


6 posted on 06/08/2011 7:30:13 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: tobyhill

It is hard to change core beliefs. If you try to change you are going to end up flipping and flopping. A tiger is a tiger a Rino is a Rino, and a leopard has spots he can’t get rid of.


7 posted on 06/08/2011 7:32:30 PM PDT by wita
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I can’t ever vote for this RINO, even if this is the GOP nominee.


8 posted on 06/08/2011 7:33:04 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The inventor of Obamacare, Al Gore suckup, was for abortion and queer marriage before he was against it ... I think he is running in the wrong party primaries ... definitely a BIG “D” candidate!


9 posted on 06/08/2011 7:33:16 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: tobyhill

GO AWAY, Mittens!

Get your hands off my healthcare, handguns & hydrocarbons.


10 posted on 06/08/2011 7:33:36 PM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: tobyhill

Oh crap he believe’s in the Environmental lie???

See you Romney! Sorry I don’t believe in that fraud. The fact that you do tells me everything I need to know about you.


11 posted on 06/08/2011 7:33:43 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: tobyhill

>>Instead, the former Massachusetts governor stuck to the position he has held for many years — that he believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to it.<<

I am now officially totally on board — if romney gets the nod I go 3rd part in what should be a Conservative tidal wave. And if barry the zero gets in then I move to costa rica, where my money can buy me all the freedom I need.

McCain gave me heartburn. romney makes me want to vomit.


12 posted on 06/08/2011 7:35:07 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Sprite518

If he got into office I guarantee we will not see any additional US drilling and we will see Crap and Trade.


13 posted on 06/08/2011 7:37:27 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Rush exposed Romney on Monday and declared his candidacy TOAST. I agree totally.


14 posted on 06/08/2011 7:38:46 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: tobyhill

If Romney is on ANY ticket, a hundred million
conservative Americans will vote against the dog abuser.


15 posted on 06/08/2011 7:38:55 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: tobyhill
that he believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to it.

Like maybe 0.28% of any increase if there is even an increase. Which means we are not contributing to making the atmosphere warmer. Plus we are due for a return to an ice age so any warming may not be bad. Mitt is such a schmuck. He could have easily given a safe political but thoughtful answer by just saying human contribution to any warming is negligible.

16 posted on 06/08/2011 7:41:35 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: tobyhill
Where the hell are all the Mittbots???

over at DU or Kos drinking KoolAid? (patent pending)Getting talking points?..Gawd I'm a bit angry....We need to talk..

17 posted on 06/08/2011 7:43:27 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: tobyhill
Where the hell are all the Mittbots???

over at DU or Kos drinking KoolAid? (patent pending)Getting talking points?..Gawd I'm a bit angry....We need to talk..

18 posted on 06/08/2011 7:43:52 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: RetiredTexasVet

He is the candidate that the Rats will try to get nominated. First they know that conservatives will not be energized and second they know that not only will he not reverse many Obama era regulations, he will actually work to slowly bring MORE socialism to the US.


19 posted on 06/08/2011 7:45:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: tobyhill

Like Rush said the other day when he was commenting on this (paraphrased): “Romney is through...!”

First RomneyCare, now AGW...WTF? This man stands for absolutely nothing!

Palin 2012!


20 posted on 06/08/2011 7:49:22 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: tobyhill

I think you are right. Remember that Obama Care is modeled after Romney Care. This guy has to go. He was silent for 2 years. I’m sorry but I think he is a plant.


21 posted on 06/08/2011 8:02:40 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: wita

I think the RINO way is a false calculation that the truth lies somewhere in the middle between the left and the right. Unfortunately, the left has pulled this country so far to the left that what is considered the “middle” is actually far to the left. Also RINOs suffer from the nice guy problem. They want to be seen as nice guys and they don’t want to make waves so they will always give in to the loudest voices who are of course allways the far left Democrats. RINO in a debate with the devil...”I see your point but..”.


22 posted on 06/08/2011 8:03:07 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Artcore

Would that be — “Romney dellenda est”?


23 posted on 06/08/2011 8:05:56 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: tobyhill
Believe me the earth is getting warmer

...and if we don't listen to Algore and wise up we are all going DOWN!

PS - So am I

24 posted on 06/08/2011 8:09:28 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: cradle of freedom
"They want to be seen as nice guys and they don’t want to make waves so they will always give in to the loudest voices who are of course allways the far left Democrats."

This is half true. They want to be seen as nice guys by the glitterati. They want the MSM and all the beltway elites to be seen a playing fair, but when it comes to conservatives, they play anything but fair and nice. They will do all they can to trash and destroy a conservative and think nothing of it. They'd sooner stab a conservative in the back than swat a mosquito.

There is nothing nice about them. They just want to be loved by the beautiful people.

25 posted on 06/08/2011 8:14:44 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Sprite518
Remember that Obama Care is modeled after Romney Care.

Careful with talk like that or you will get a private message insisting that you are wrong and suggesting a book you should read. It will come with comments on how we need more civil discussion. I have received mine from someone who was upset about my tag line. You can see how successful that person has been in getting me to remove it.

26 posted on 06/08/2011 8:24:18 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: Baynative

The earth is sure getting warmer, its summer N Nutz. Why doesn’t this man just go away....If you could wring out his hair, you would get a barrel of oil....


27 posted on 06/08/2011 8:41:16 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’ve never like him for some reason. Seems like a Rino and he seems to change positions.


28 posted on 06/08/2011 8:53:19 PM PDT by YoungBlackRepublican
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To: tobyhill

29 posted on 06/08/2011 11:43:38 PM PDT by mirkwood (Palin 12)
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To: Artcore
First RomneyCare, now AGW...WTF? This man stands for absolutely nothing!

That's not entirely true. myth stands for a great number of things.

He just has to check the weather and the day of the week to figure out what those things are.
30 posted on 06/09/2011 6:53:23 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: tobyhill; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

31 posted on 06/09/2011 8:16:11 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: CommerceComet

What did your tag line say?


32 posted on 06/09/2011 6:12:46 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Sprite518
What did your tag line say?

Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?

BTW, since the first accusation-loaded PM to me and my unnecessarily caustic response, we have exchanged a couple of civil PMs. He or she is not the Mittbot that I'd initially thought.

33 posted on 06/09/2011 6:45:26 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: CommerceComet

Who made you remove it?


34 posted on 06/09/2011 6:51:51 PM PDT by Sprite518
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