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Romney's Bad Advice
Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2011 | Editor

Posted on 10/14/2011 4:49:04 PM PDT by Kaslin

Campaigning: The GOP front-runner for 2012 sought advice on global warming and carbon emissions from the president's current science czar — an advocate of de-developing America and population control.

Politics is said to make strange bedfellows, but no coupling in our view is more bizarre than when John Holdren, now President Obama's assistant for science and technology, once advised GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on environmental policy.

Holdren's bizarre views are best suited for an adviser to someone like, say, Pol Pot.

He views humanity as a plague on the planet and the Industrial Revolution as a tragic mistake. The fewer people, he believes, the better, and he's not shy about the ways he would use to reduce their number.

Why Gov. Romney, a reasonable person, would pick such a man to advise him on anything is beyond us.

On Jan. 1, 2006, Massachusetts became the first state to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants, something the Obama administration is trying to do to all states through the Environmental Protection Agency's draconian job-killing regulations and mandates.

A Dec. 7, 2005 memo from the governor's office announcing the new policy listed among the "environmental and policy experts" providing input to the policy one "John Holdren, professor of environmental policy at Harvard University."

This is the same person who wrote that a "massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States."

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: abortion; algore; capandtrade; globalwarming; gore; holdren; ibd; johnholdren; massachusetts; mittromney; obamacare; romney; romneycare

1 posted on 10/14/2011 4:49:08 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Romney has promised Goldman Sachs that he’ll resurrect Cap and Trade in exchange for their financial support in this election.

Goldman Sachs will be half the size they are right now if they don’t get Cap and Tax passed in 2013.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 4:52:24 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Kaslin

All good Americans should Google ‘White Horse Prophecy”, and any and all information on Mormonism. This is so important that we have an informed electorate with everything that is at stake. They mean to take over the government, and then the world!


3 posted on 10/14/2011 4:54:45 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain!)
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To: Kaslin

Must see...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9IJUkYUbvI


4 posted on 10/14/2011 4:56:03 PM PDT by nhwingut (Draft Palin '12...)
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To: Kaslin
"Why Gov. Romney, a reasonable person, would pick such a man to advise him on anything is beyond us."

Who says Slick Willard is reasonable ? He's always been a total fraud who tries to disguise his leftist views from Republican voters.

5 posted on 10/14/2011 4:56:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: jimbo123

Why hasn’t someone shown up to declare that Perry is no better than Romney yet? The children must be at dinner.


6 posted on 10/14/2011 4:56:29 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

Because some things go without saying. ;-)


7 posted on 10/14/2011 4:57:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Kaslin

Trying to be open-minded here, WHY would Romney seek advice from some radical anti-American like this guy? I hope Romney’s opponents are aware of this and research it. Such associations are so very typical of Obama who only associates and appoints radicals and extremists like himself especially to his shadow government (Czars, Inc.)

There has to be an answer, whatever it is.


8 posted on 10/14/2011 4:58:55 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Kaslin

Romney is a cancer on the Republican party.


9 posted on 10/14/2011 4:58:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Kaslin

Great....

ur choice on Nov 2012,

Obama or Obama-lite.

Is it 3rd Party time yet?


10 posted on 10/14/2011 5:00:41 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Kaslin

John Holdren is a hard-core collectivist sociopath.

That Willard ever allowed himself to be associated with Holdren disqualifies him utterly.


11 posted on 10/14/2011 5:00:49 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: achilles2000

Wall Street Journal examines Mitt Romney’s cap and trade policies in Massachusetts

By Brendan Steinhauser on October 06, 2011

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman looks at Mitt Romney’s implementation of carbon caps in Massachusetts. As the headline notes, this policy could add to the other reasons that conservatives have questions about Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts.

Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, whose health-care record as governor of Massachusetts has left him struggling to win the support of conservative voters, now faces another point of vulnerability: his environmental record.

Mr. Romney joined activists outside an aging, coal-fired plant in 2003 to show his commitment to the emissions caps. “I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people, and that plant, that plant kills people,” he said.

On Dec. 7, 2005, the Romney administration unveiled the final orders. “These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress in the battle to improve our environment,” then-Gov. Romney said in a press release touting Massachusetts as “the first and only state to set CO2 emissions limits on power plants.”

http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/bstein80/wall-street-journal-examines-mitt-romneys-cap-and


12 posted on 10/14/2011 5:01:20 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Para-Ord.45
Is it 3rd Party time yet?

It might be time to check out the Cain Train.

13 posted on 10/14/2011 5:02:08 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Para-Ord.45
Who says Romney will be the nominee? The LSM?

Pffffffffft

14 posted on 10/14/2011 5:07:44 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Jim Robinson

We must make it clear top the GOP that we do not want him as the nominee


15 posted on 10/14/2011 5:10:56 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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16 posted on 10/14/2011 5:11:19 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! Compiling New Sarah Palin Ping List! Tell me if you want on it!)
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To: Kaslin
Why Gov. Romney, a reasonable person

The fatal flaw.

17 posted on 10/14/2011 5:12:14 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Kaslin

Look who is kicking Romney’s backside:

Cain 58.6%
Romney 41.4%
7569 Votes
http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/election-day-684/topics/romney-vs-cain-frontrunner-would?commentid=3196579


18 posted on 10/14/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Kaslin
Holdren wrote that ["massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States."] along with Paul and Anne H. Ehrlich in the "recommendations" section of their 1973 book, "Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions."

This Holdren character was creepy enough without being associated with Ehrlich. Given that association, why would Romney ever even allow himself to be in the same room with the guy?

19 posted on 10/14/2011 5:19:20 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: justsaynomore

20 posted on 10/14/2011 5:24:39 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Paperdoll

Frankly, I don’t think there is much chance of Mormons taking over the government, and then the world! The Left would never allow it. The possibility of Muslims taking over the government and then the world, however, is not so far fetched. The Left in our country and in Europe is in complete denial about the dangers of Sharia law and seem to be going out of their way to allow Muslims to have their way. Any opposition to them is defined as bigotry.


21 posted on 10/14/2011 5:31:58 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: jimbo123

Mittens must be denied the nomination.


22 posted on 10/14/2011 5:34:43 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Jim Robinson

I wonder how this Romney photo will go over with Occupy Wall Street idiots :

http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-bain-capital-wall-street-attacks-2012-campaign-republicans-2011-10?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Business%20Insider%20Select&utm_campaign=BI%20Select%20Recurring%202011-10-14


23 posted on 10/14/2011 5:44:05 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: Kaslin

I got a Romney fund raising letter today. He got my name from the GOP. I called them and told them (GOP) that I no longer wanted to be associated with them.


24 posted on 10/14/2011 5:47:02 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Sarah, you broke a lot of our hearts but we still love you.)
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To: Nevadan

Well, Google “The White Horse Prophecy”. Memoriam is very similar to Islam in many ways. In fact, Joseph Smith proclaimed himself the new Mohammad! The one world religion will be either Mormon or Islam, and the Left IS the Establishment! The Mormons intent is worrisome. Ignore it at your own peril.


25 posted on 10/14/2011 5:52:44 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain.)
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To: achilles2000

I would hold my nose and cote for Perry over Romney, I THINK, only if Cain is no longer in the race.


26 posted on 10/14/2011 5:56:50 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain.)
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To: Kaslin

Simple solution to Romney: Vote for Cain!


27 posted on 10/14/2011 6:07:12 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: anoldafvet

I had a call from his campaign and I nicely told them I was sorry, but I was not going to vote for Romney.


28 posted on 10/14/2011 6:52:03 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain.)
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31 posted on 10/14/2011 7:26:00 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Paperdoll

It is obvious that Romney can’t break above 25% right now, and the R Establishment is struggling to divide the conservative vote. Cain would be a good President, and Perry would be much better than his detractors on FR claim. If for some reason Bachmann bounces to the top again, I’d be happy with her. Anybody but Romney or Huntsman...


32 posted on 10/14/2011 7:46:59 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

Yes, Willard is worse than Perry.......the same way a leg amputation at the hip is worse than losing a leg at the knee.


33 posted on 10/14/2011 8:09:13 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Kaslin

A report came on Fox during the “Breakfast Club” time at the local diner in my rural/agricultural area concerning Mr. Holdren’s suggestion of sterilants in public drinking water to control population. Quizzical glances of unbelief were exchanged all around.

Finally, one crusty old cattle farmer said, “If you have gotten yourself into such a shape that you depend on the government to supply something so critical to your life as your water, YOU OUGHT TO BE STERILIZED!”

Imagine how much better shape we would be in forty years if everyone who had lost their connection to the land in this country stopped reproducing! (sorta half-sarc)


34 posted on 10/14/2011 8:09:32 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Kaslin

Is Romney a neo-Malthusian like Holdren?


35 posted on 10/14/2011 8:39:50 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: jimbo123

I don’t particularly doubt you, but I wonder if you’ve a source on that.


36 posted on 10/15/2011 4:16:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: achilles2000

I was in the Cain camp before Perry even appeared on the scene. I have a problem with Perry’s immigration policy, his pro stance on the NAFTA highway, and that his state may be teaching Islam in the public schools, as will the public schools in my own state.

Career politicians got us to where we find ourselves today in America! I think Congress should have term limits imposed upon it, 3 terms for the House and 2 three year terms for the Senate with no life time pensions. Every one of the GOP candidates but one on the debate stage are career politicians.


37 posted on 10/15/2011 4:47:01 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain.)
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38 posted on 10/15/2011 9:39:27 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Kaslin
We must make it clear top the GOP that we do not want him as the nominee

The GOP seems far more comfortable with losing than they are with fielding a conservative candidate.

39 posted on 10/15/2011 10:39:46 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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40 posted on 10/15/2011 10:40:45 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! Compiling New Sarah Palin Ping List! Tell me if you want on it!)
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To: Kaslin
y Gov. Romney, a reasonable person, would pick such a man to advise him on anything is beyond us.

I think he answered his own question. Romney is not a reasonable person. He only plays one on TV. Don't forget, he and his wife donated money to Planned Parenthood. That should tell you something.
41 posted on 10/15/2011 10:47:34 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Is it 3rd Party time yet?

No. Step one is to defeat Mitt Romney. It will be a much messier road if Romney is the Republican nominee in 2012.
42 posted on 10/15/2011 10:52:13 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: Still Thinking
The GOP seems far more comfortable with losing than they are with fielding a conservative candidate.

Sad but true. There are enough moles in the GOP leadership to start a colony.
43 posted on 10/15/2011 10:55:54 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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