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Manufactured Mitt: Carefully Choreographed, Rare Iowa Appearances Attempt to Hide Positions
Rick Perry for President ^ | November 7, 2011 | Ray Sullivan

Posted on 11/07/2011 2:25:02 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Manufactured Mitt: Rare Iowa Appearances Attempt to Hide Positions on Carbon Emissions

After Mitt Romney skipped a presidential forum in Iowa hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers last week, he should use today’s appearance at Dubuque manufacturing facility to answer the tough questions he is avoiding about his record of environmental activism.

“Mitt Romney regulated Massachusetts electric supplies by capping carbon emissions, and now he’s trying to regulate his political risk in Iowa by capping his exposure to tough questions,” said Perry campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan.

“Given that Romney has visited the state just four times in 2011, he should take this rare opportunity to finally give Iowans clear, honest answers about his support for job-killing carbon caps and his ever-changing views on climate change,”....

1) Do you still believe that coal plants “kill people,” as you said in 2003? [1] If not, why on earth would you use such language to attack the producers that provide about 70% of Iowa electricity and 44% of American electricity and a cost-effective energy source for manufacturers?

2) In 2005, you were the first governor in America to cap carbon emissions and claimed such limits “provide real and immediate progress in the battle to improve our environment.” [2] Why do you now claim to oppose the very measures you enacted as governor?

3) Two of your top environmental advisors in Massachusetts were so liberal that President Obama appointed them to key posts in his administration. [3] Will you publicly commit that, if elected, you will no longer appoint liberal environmental activists to positions in your administration?

4) In June, you said you believed that humans are contributing to global warming. [4] But in October, you said the causes of climate change were unknown. [5] What is your current position and why?

(Excerpt) Read more at rickperry.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carbon; energy; perry2012; perryastroturfing; romney

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1 posted on 11/07/2011 2:25:06 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Romney’s Troubling Appointments (Mitt's environmental policy team NOW WORKS for Obama) …………….“"EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has taken most of the fire from Republicans as her agency rolls out a slew of controversial new climate and clean air rules. But McCarthy, the EPA assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, has taken on much of the heavy lifting of writing, structuring, and implementing the rules.

“Lisa’s the coach and Gina’s the quarterback” in the work of rolling out new clean air regulations, said Daniel Weiss, an energy and climate policy expert at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank with close ties to the Obama administration. “She’s running the plays, improvising on the line.”

Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate “greenhouse gases” is now Obama’s Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren. Dr. Holdren has some exotic views: …………..

2 posted on 11/07/2011 2:26:00 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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CALIFORNIA: …..“Texas Gov. Rick Perry has become a folk hero for people like Stewart as he's marketed his state as a low-cost and business-friendly alternative to California, which is fertile job-hunting ground for Perry.

Texas has added 929,000 jobs since 2001, while California has lost approximately 635,000 manufacturing jobs in that same time, Stewart said....

"They're doing something right down there," Stewart said of what he dubs the "Texas miracle." "Gov. Perry will go anywhere, any time, to try to recruit companies into Texas."

Perry has taken the state's regulatory process and managed it himself, Stewart said………

[CA Economic Development Corporation President Mark] Lascelles emphasized that it does no good to belabor California's regulatory environment.

"Unfortunately, we can't avoid it. We have to deal with it," he said. Speaker focuses on job creation

Rick Perry’s Air War (with the EPA) "It’s become a staple for Republicans on the 2012 campaign trail to slam the Environmental Protection Agency as a job-killing government regulator. But Rick Perry was bashing EPA—on the stump and in practice—long before it was cool."...

MONTANA: Legal gamesmanship threatens our energy future “Texas Gov. Rick Perry is able to boast about job growth under his watch, noting that over 265,000 jobs, or nearly 37 percent of the jobs created nationwide since the summer of 2009, have been created in the Lone Star state.

He credits this growth to a few simple conditions: low taxes, a regulatory climate that is fair and predictable, and a legal system that limits frivolous lawsuits. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly one-fourth of the 70 companies that left California this year relocated to Texas.

When new or relocating companies and investors survey the landscape and consider Montana, what do they see? Well, when it comes to natural-resource development, the landscape looks risky.

Recent headlines highlight two major resource development projects slogging through endless legal and regulatory challenges. Investment flees this kind of uncertainty, so Montanans interested in the future economic stability of this state should be wary of the signals we send…” --- [relates short history of 2 outrageous examples] --

“The common experience for Tongue River Railroad and Tonbridge Power is this: Even if you play by the rules, even if you follow the letter of the law, even if you engage with the public during a planning process, even if you get formal approval from the regulatory authorities, you are certain to face organized opposition whose sole intent is to frustrate project development to the point of financial starvation….” http://billingsgazette.com/news/opinion/guest/article_6d3cc561-9e75-5b38-ba7e-48e95de30c71.html#ixzz1YhlyJbmq

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Perry environmental stance would transform EPA ....>>>>>Perry "approaches the issues from a very libertarian bent," said Jim DiPeso , policy director of Republicans for Environmental Protection. "The EPA would be in for some significant budget reduction. There would be no new intiatives, no regulatory programs that would be initated. There'd be litigation from environmental groups that believe he's not enforcing the Clean Air Act and Water Act as robustly as the law provides."

"Any regulatory programs would be really throttled back," he said. "He has shown no interest in climate policy at all. He doesn't accept the science."

With the governor's blessing, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is challenging at least six EPA greenhouse gas-related regulations. The state's underlying argument: The fundamental finding that greenhouse gases are a public health threat is scientifically flawed.

The federal government is pushing "hastily enacted, cascading regulations" on states and businesses, Abbott argued in a June brief filed on behalf of nine states in federal court."

Sept 12, 2011From Treehugger - A Discovery Company “………..For a flavor of what's to come we have only to look to Texas Governor Rick Perry, who seems to channel the vibe pretty well and gets only the rare local challenge….. Instead of dealing with the realities of climate change--regardless of whether you or they think it is caused by human activities--Texas politicians will keep playing the lynch mob role toward EPA, at least until the next Presidential election is over. It works as a political strategy - for now…..”

3 posted on 11/07/2011 2:32:03 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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The Perry Economic Plan: Cut, Balance and Grow

The Perry Plan: Energizing American Jobs and Security

Rick Perry Interview with NH Union Leader

Over an hour of discussion - a normal conversation - not "gotcha" or high-octane, political talking points.

economy
education
balanced budget
drilling
regulations
debates
Romney Care
in-state tuition
HPV shot
border security
Barack Obama
Federal mandates
no pandering for votes
terrorists using U.S. Mexican border
immigration reform
no Fed Dream Act or amnesty
AZ law
work-visa program
examine what our national work force needs are
jobs in Texas - full picture
free-trade
manufacturing in China vs U.S.
wages hurt by the cost of doing business - onerous regulations
Texas right to work state but he's always been endorsed by Teamsters Union (jobs)
multi-national companies (U.S.)
jobs, spending, taxes, regulations
trade laws and tariffs
subsides and tax credits
energy and market place
taxes and lobbyists
Marcus Luttrell
family decision re presidential run
Parade interview "birther" "news"
Afghanistan -- special ops war, troops, Obama policy, war on terror, more funding for technology and R&D
Foreign policy dependent on our economic strength
debating Obama
campaign commitment in NH
review candidates' track record
roughness of campaign -- in to win -- facts can be hard-hitting
Social Security, jobs, national security, being truthful
discusses education, EPA, Energy, HHS
states rights
state transportation infrastructure
ObamaCare, medicare, medicaid, healthcare
Tom Cobrun, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan
health care insurance - state by state
health care in Texas, access, tort reform
judges, Supreme Court, federal courts
baseball

4 posted on 11/07/2011 2:34:44 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Typical "odd" photo of Romney today in Dubuque, Iowa trying to imitate an average person.

Mitt Romney quietly building support in Iowa ....."Romney, wearing a blue plaid shirt and jeans, spoke for less than 20 minutes, and took no questions from either voters or the news media. If elected, he pledged to make government “simpler, smaller and smarter” and to reduce federal spending by $500 billion by the end of his first term."

5 posted on 11/07/2011 2:41:29 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Manufactured Mitt: Carefully Choreographed, Rare Iowa Appearances Attempt to Hide Positions

Romney positions are like cockroaches. For each one you see you know another hundred are hiding. Also they all try to hide when you shine the light on them.

6 posted on 11/07/2011 2:48:25 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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Mitt strikes similar "relaxed" pose earlier this year.

Romney’s first visit to Iowa in 2011 like a ‘family reunion’

7 posted on 11/07/2011 2:50:35 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: KarlInOhio
Romney positions are like cockroaches. For each one you see you know another hundred are hiding. Also they all try to hide when you shine the light on them.

And Obama's team has them all identified.

Here's one they'll employ with gusto.

White House met with three Romney advisors to draft Obamacare”The Obama administration may have relied much more heavily on Romney’s Massachusetts healthcare legislation as a blueprint for Obamacare than was previously believed.

White House visitor logs obtained by NBC News revealed that three of Romney’s healthcare advisers had up to a dozen meetings with senior administration officials, including one in the Oval Office presided over by President Barack Obama.”…………

8 posted on 11/07/2011 2:52:30 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
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9 posted on 11/07/2011 3:39:42 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield; buccaneer81

I just love that pic! Handsome dude with all the experience and qualifications needed for the position of the Presidency of the United States of America.

It’s too bad he is faithfully married. Married to a beautiful and successful wife who just happens to be a Nurse and an extremely accomplished individual.

*sigh* Guess I’ll just have to settle for his strong positions of: Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Military, Pro-Market/Capitalist, Pro-USA.

Darn...


10 posted on 11/07/2011 4:03:02 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow. Thanks for the post.


11 posted on 11/07/2011 4:16:58 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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12 posted on 11/07/2011 4:19:59 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Outlaw Woman
He'll still be governor in 2013. That should comfort "y'all."

Bless your hearts...

13 posted on 11/07/2011 4:20:23 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Well we’ll see...and bless your little black, nasty heart.


14 posted on 11/07/2011 4:25:33 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Come next November, I want to have a choice to vote for someone without having to hold my nose. Ronald Reagan was really the only person I was happy to vote for in 1984 which was my first election I could vote in as well !


15 posted on 11/07/2011 4:28:25 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Outlaw Woman

16 posted on 11/07/2011 4:31:34 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Oh yeah...can I bring a 2 x 4???

I’ll start at the head and move southward.

By time I’m done all you’ll be able to do is ask for strained peas.


17 posted on 11/07/2011 4:39:25 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Once again, proving that you’re no lady...


18 posted on 11/07/2011 4:42:56 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

lol...well in this crazy world..and crazy country...being a lady is not an asset; especially against aholes. Never claimed to be a lady and I’m ready for the animals invading civilized society; hmmmm that includes you doesn’t it? So sorry.


19 posted on 11/07/2011 4:47:22 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Your lack of even the most rudimentary sense of humor and concept of parry screams of your poor education and neglected upbringing.


20 posted on 11/07/2011 5:00:36 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

LOL! LOL! Can’t you do better than that? You run around on an internet forum and bully people and hide behind your little computer and keyboard. Hey...I bet you live with your mom and live in the basement don’t you? Oh...come on...you can tell me. I won’t tell anyone. *snicker*


21 posted on 11/07/2011 5:11:26 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Outlaw Woman
This is FR, not some backwoods Topix board, you silly little misfit.

All you're doing is proving my point.

22 posted on 11/07/2011 5:14:23 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Whatever you say you poor pathetic know-it-all. You remind me of Gladys Cravitz.


23 posted on 11/07/2011 5:52:39 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Outlaw Woman

It’s spelled with a “K” you ignorant ninny.


24 posted on 11/07/2011 6:02:37 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

LOL! A bewitched fan huh? sorry...

*snicker*


25 posted on 11/07/2011 6:12:22 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: Outlaw Woman

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it OW!!!! see you have been busy too. WTG!


26 posted on 11/12/2011 3:16:36 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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