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(RINO) Mitt Romney: No apologies on climate change stance
Politico ^ | 6/9/2011 | By DARREN SAMUELSOHN

Posted on 06/09/2011 3:01:43 PM PDT by tobyhill

Mitt Romney won't be doing any apology tours on climate change.

The early GOP presidential front-runner has broken with his party's conservative ranks to declare global warming a real threat to the planet that merits some sort of action to curb heat-trapping emissions.

But the former Massachusetts governor is also quick to trash cap and trade, carbon taxes and other controversial policies that have been kicked around over the last decade in Washington.

In a sense, Romney's initial global warming stance sounds a lot like that of former President George W. Bush, who during his two terms reluctantly accepted climate science while fighting Democrats and environmentalists over what to do about it.

"He realizes it's an issue. It's an issue that's real,” said Jeff Holmstead, a former Bush EPA air pollution official and Romney supporter who doesn't have an official role in the campaign. “But I think he's not convinced that the ideas that the environmental community are putting forward is a sensible way of dealing with it."

Until now, Romney has had a relatively easy time in dealing with the politics of climate change, in no small part because conservatives have been busy pummeling his record in Massachusetts on health care.

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


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and Conservatives won't apologize for staying home.
1 posted on 06/09/2011 3:01:46 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

FUMR! RINO!!


2 posted on 06/09/2011 3:03:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: tobyhill

RINOs are a bigger threat to the planet.


3 posted on 06/09/2011 3:04:25 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: tobyhill

THE AUDACITY! If the GOP select him we know they want to lose deliberately.


4 posted on 06/09/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: tobyhill

How is Palin unelectable (according to the poohbahs) when the base will stay home for Rombot?

We’ve got ethanol, Romneycare, global warming and (yes) Mormonism dragging on Mitt. This is before he’s even started to flip flop.


5 posted on 06/09/2011 3:05:05 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: tobyhill

Well there you have it folks. As if any other evidence is needed to know Mittens is an enviro-nut and that any legislation he enacts will involve nothing but “GREEN”...while taking YOUR green!


6 posted on 06/09/2011 3:05:31 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: tobyhill
GIVE THAT MAN A BACKHOE!!!

... cause a shovel won't let him dig as fast as he wants to!!!

7 posted on 06/09/2011 3:07:13 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: tobyhill
Global Warming is a fraud.

Mitt believes in AGW.

Mitt is either stupid or a fraud.


8 posted on 06/09/2011 3:07:25 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: tobyhill
It's a big problem, but we shouldn't do anything about it.

Typical sleazoid move, trying to appease both sides while pleasing none. And we're supposed to believe he's the GOP's best hope for victory!

Will no one rid us of this turbulent douche?

9 posted on 06/09/2011 3:08:54 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tobyhill

I will not vote for Romney in the Primary because of his stance on global warming and Romney care. Period. I think there are Lots of people who feel the same way. He is losing the conservative base, I believe.


10 posted on 06/09/2011 3:09:50 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: tobyhill

Way to go RINOmney.

You’ve proven you’re Obama-level stupid on:
1) health care
2) climate change

Keep it up, you’re really well on your way to becoming a dim-bulb-crat.

Why not complete the transition and run as the Dung-Beetle-in-Chief’s Vice President in ‘12?


11 posted on 06/09/2011 3:09:53 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Don't forget the possibility of having a financial interest in seeing the fraud go forward.

Rush rule, Follow the money...

12 posted on 06/09/2011 3:09:55 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

There’s no either there. He is a stupid fraud. And we left out evil.


13 posted on 06/09/2011 3:10:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Actually, I’ll take “C - All of the above.”


14 posted on 06/09/2011 3:10:50 PM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: tobyhill

That’s fine. I am diametrically opposed to his healthcare plan and I don’t see enough evidence on global warming to justify ruining our economy and literally starving people in poor regions of the world which would result from carbon taxes, energy chaos and economic collapse. Not that it won’t happen under O anyhow. Romney is welcome to present his positions and while I still have a vote, I will vote against him.


15 posted on 06/09/2011 3:10:50 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Global Warming is a fraud.


Mitt believes in AGW.


Mitt is either stupid or a fraud.


Is this a trick question or what??? LOL!

16 posted on 06/09/2011 3:11:03 PM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: tobyhill
If the GOP wants Romney, WHY NOT JUST GET OBAMA, you fools.

"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


"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


17 posted on 06/09/2011 3:13:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Mitt is either stupid or a fraud.

He can't be both?

18 posted on 06/09/2011 3:16:31 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: tobyhill

We have to dump Romney. He just doesn’t get it or where the real conservatives stand. Wonder what the Tea Party thinks of him? Anyone know.


19 posted on 06/09/2011 3:17:05 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Jim Robinson
There’s no either there. He is a stupid fraud. And we left out evil.

I just got an email from Bob Beauprez :

This was my reply to Bob:

Global Warming is a fraud.

Mitt believes in AGW.

Mitt is either stupid or a fraud.

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20 posted on 06/09/2011 3:19:36 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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