Skip to comments.Ann Coulter: IF NOT ROMNEY, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN? (No Ann NOT Rommey!)
Posted on 11/16/2011 2:52:56 PM PST by Syncro
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IF NOT ROMNEY, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?November 16, 2011So now, apparently, we have to go through the cycle of the media pushing Newt Gingrich. This is going to be fantastic.
In addition to having an affair in the middle of Clinton's impeachment; apologizing to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J.C. Watts -- one of two black Republicans then in Congress - for having criticized "poverty pimps," and then inviting Jackson to a State of the Union address; cutting a global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi; supporting George Soros' candidate Dede Scozzafava in a congressional special election; appearing in public with the Rev. Al Sharpton to promote nonspecific education reform; and calling Paul Ryan's plan to save Social Security "right-wing social engineering," we found out this week that Gingrich was a recipient of Freddie Mac political money.
(Even I will admit, however, that Newt was great when he was chairman of GOPAC back in the '90s with Gay Gaines at the helm.)
Although Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- the institutions most responsible for the nation's current financial crisis -- were almost entirely Democratic cash cows, they managed to dirty up enough Republicans to make it seem like bipartisan corruption.
Democrats sucked hundreds of millions of dollars out of these institutions: Franklin Raines, $90 million; Jamie Gorelick, $26.4 million; Jim Johnson, $20 million.
By contrast, Republicans came cheap. For the amazingly good price of only $300,000 apiece, Fannie and Freddie bought the good will of former Reps. Vin Weber, R-Minn., Susan Molinari, R-N.Y., and Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.* Former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., was even cheaper at $240,000.
[*Correction: After Gingrich admitted last week to receiving $300,000 from Freddie, we found out this week that it was actually closer to $1.6 million.]
So now conservatives shy away from denouncing these crooked organizations for fear of running into Vin Weber at a cocktail party.
Sorry, guys -- on the plus side, you're millionaires, but on the downside, you've earned the contempt of your fellow man.
The mainstream media keep pushing alternatives to Mitt Romney not only because they are terrified of running against him, but also because they want to keep Republicans fighting, allowing Democrats to get a four-month jump on us.
Meanwhile, everyone knows the nominee is going to be Romney.
That's not so bad if you think the most important issues in this election are defeating Obama and repealing Obamacare.
I want a conservative. So I'll vote for one. That will not be Romney.
You're being far too generous to Mittens. He's nowhere near to being 60% conservative. I don't know that I'd even give him a 40% conservative rating, given his record and his past statements.
But Romney is a 100% political opportunist, who will spin whichever way the win blows. He's got no real core values, and is well-known for being all over the map, which is why he's almost uniformly despised on this website.
Just a little reminder that Mitt's been a trickster for a long time now. Here's a thread from January 2008 (the linked article is from 2006!): Is Mitt Romney Conservative? (Gov Romney Supported Abortion & Gay Agenda with Judges & Boy Scouts)
Well who knows for sure what Romney would do if elected.
But one thing we know for sure is what Obama will do, especially with the Supreme Court. He has already nominated and got easily approved two absolutely horrible leftwing activist judges, who will be voting to rewrite the Constitution for decades to come.
We lost yet another chance to right the Court with the election of Obama. If he wins again, its almost certain that Ginsburg will retire so that he can replace her, and Breyer may do the same. But with Ginsburg at least, she may not last no matter who wins, and a Republican may get a golden opportunity to replace her. And while they are by all accounts in good health, who knows how much longer Scalia and Kennedy will stay on the Court?
I’m not a fan of Romney. But with Perry’s implosion (and Bush-like self-righteous liberalism on immigration), and Gingrich’s baggage (and liberalism on immigration) there just isn’t much to get all that excited about. Cain is okay, but I wonder about the source of the enthusiasm for him.
Romney may suck. He probably does in fact, but he would be preferable to Obama. And that’s what I’ll be doing next year; voting against Obama.
People say that and believe it, but is it true? And where's the evidence?
Who were those people? McCain had his core staff. Romney had his. Anybody who jumped from Romney to McCain after the nomination would be subordinate to long-time McCainites.
So far as I can find out one of Romney's top people went over to McCain's campaign after the nomination. There were probably others in lower positions, but whatever was coming out of McCain's campaign about Palin had to be the work mostly of McCain loyalists.
Somebody in the McCain campaign who got close enough to Palin to have any first-hand contact and knowledge would almost certainly have been a long-time McCainite. So was some random Romneyite in the McCain campaign badmouthing Palin? It's possible, but does that justify all the indignation and righteousness people have about this story?
There's more evidence that McCain loyalists were badmouthing both Palin and Romney for whatever reasons of their own. I have to wonder whether this attack on rumormongering about Palin is simply rumormongering about Romney.
I would vote for a gridlocked Ubama before I would vote for a green-lit Myth, Annette.
Go Newt! Skeletons, warts, and all...the smartest Man standing!
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Last man Standing, of course it could actually be last woman standing.
Ann is probably right because she knows that Republican primary voters are true sheeple who do as they are told.
Well, you had better start figuring NOW, because I too think the Romney nomination is a done deal, considering the kinds of people who vote in Republican primaries. I wish it weren’t so, but the voters nearly always let us down.
I can hear the thunder of an approaching herd of Viking Kitties.....
I’m so depressed I’m considering starting my customary “Disaster Movie Binge” even earlier than I did in 2008. My kids are dreading it. :p
Well, OH and KY people are convinced if you aren’t, sarc.
Yea, we will be told we have to back Romney because of Supreme Court appointments even though he named mostly liberals like himself to the MA court.
You are so right, and remember many of us “assumed” incorrectly that Sen. Trent Lott would be a real conservative compared to his predecessor Bob Dole in part because Lott came from MS.
As long as it isn’t one of those “Beard Hacker” gang members. :)
Huh? We ARE those people, Ted. Conservatives make up about 40% of the population - nearly double the number of libs. So-called Moderates make up about 37%. And in this race, staunch conservatives are more motivated than any other voting group.
Since the race began, Mitt hasn't been able to garner more than about 25% of support among the center-right. That leaves 75% of us who are either unconvinced by him, or who are firmly committed to NOT voting for him.
You mean to tell me, that with those odds, we can't send him packing back to Massachusetts?
Interesting thought. It would definitely explain why she's gone off the reservation lately.
Of course they are, and they can easily take him out. That is why we cannot allow Romney to be our candidate.
I learned my lesson not to fall for the trap again, like in 2008. I’m not eating the GOP’s dogfood anymore.
Palin's not coming.
We are going to have to live with one of these, and all of them have problems. Frankly, I'm not caring that much. I'll vote for Cain in the primaries, probably, but if Mitzi wins, I'm working to get him in the WH.
I don't think I'm alone here. Coulter shouldn't be pilloried just because she has picked a candidate out of the field.
I remember McCain admitting he got more votes because of Palin.
What happened to Coulter? She USED to be the best!
Could it be that her current boyfriend is a “moderate” and has influenced her?
I’ve seen men influenced by their wives/girlfriends, so why not a woman being influenced by her boyfriend?
I read Ann C.’s, (hereinafter called Ann-C), puff piece on Willy-Rom-Rom-RINO. Then I read it again, slowly, and did NOT find ANY statement of principles, core values, or inspirational ideas.
What I did find was an assumption of unshakeable trust in Slick Willy RINO: “ - - - No one is worried Romney will double-cross us on repealing Obamacare.”
HELLO, ANN-C! EVERYBODY that supports the US Constitution KNOWS that Slick Willy RINO will double-cross ANYTHING that gets in HIS way!
Ann-C has become her true self now as a chatty, clever, cocktail-crowd-pleaser, who just might turn into another Huffington-Poster-Girl.
BTW Ann-C, America is in a financial death spiral, so drop your chatty BS, or get out of the way, as we know this election cannot be between Obama and Obama-lite.
If it boils down to Newt vs Romney, there’s no question. Go Newt!!
Jim, Thanks for this. -P9
GREAT follow-up reply! RONTFLMAO!
You have captured EXACTLY the point of my reply!
With America in its terminal financial death spiral, beauty makes very thin soup.
I’m one to talk though. I have Charlie Brown I (Lamar!) and Charlie Brown II (Bob Corker) and Charlie Brown III (Gov. Bill Haslam).
Ummm, because she IS a northeastern RINO. I love how freepers used to go on about how they will "NEVER trust a Republican from New England" and at the same time they'd stand in line for 3 hours to get the lovely Ann Coulter, REPUBLICAN from CONNENICUT to autograph her latest book on "conservative values".
Guess they had no problem trusting one NE Republican was a good spokesman for conservativism in-between her dates with Bill Maher and GOProud meetings to drum up support for "Homocon" (their name, not mine)
Good question. I'd like to know what happened to all the freepers who flamed me for calling her the conservative version of Michael Moore. One is too fat, one is too thin. Both of them do the opposite of whatever they preach in public (Ann Coulter writes a column saying all we should kill all Muslim leaders and convert Muslims to Christianity, then falls head over heels for a devout Muslim man and starts dating him), and both of them do more harm than good for whatever ideological cause they're pushing this week.
Are all the freepers who defended Ann Coulter against "smears" whenever someone questioned her "conservative values" still planning to pre-order her next book? How are all those Ann Coulter rants working out when it comes to "saving America"? Convince any liberals to switch sides because Ann called them obscenities and reinforced the media stereotype that conservatives are mean nasty bigots?
Ann is laughing all the way to the bank.
Actually, Ann, we don't know what Romney will do. He'll bend whichever way the wind blows.
I heard you say on Hanitty the other day that you support Romney because he's "manipulatable" - he can be manipulated to the conservative position. Well, that cuts both ways. He may be spouting the conservative position in the Republican primaries, but once he's nominated, what's to stop him from being manipulated to what he perceives as the more popular liberal position? He has no core principles and will say whatever he thinks will garner more votes.
How can you trust that he'll do what he says when even he doesn't believe what he says?
Let me know if you'd like to be added to the Ann Coulter ping list.
I think everyone is just throwing in the towel already and saying what the heck just put Romney or Newt in there and take our chances vs Obama. That’s the pathetic state we are in now. Coulter likes Romney more than Newt. Some like Newt more than Romney. No one really likes either.
For all those shallow twits (those that haven't got themselves consequently banned, at least), here's another pic of Their Heroine...
What are you doing? Occupying Free Republic?
The fact that Ann is in the Romney camp leads me to believe that there’s more to the story than I read here.
They should all be in JAIL,JAIL, JAIL!
The lady is crazy. I don’t recall Newt or any other repub candidate berating or criticizing another to extent that Ann does here.
She’s crazy, she’s absolutely lost it.
I think a fair debate between Newt and Romney is in order, but this lady does want to hear that. She takes completely out of context the left’s talking points against Newt and distorts them.
“It’s fun to be a purist, but let’s put that on hold “
She’s criticizing Newt for not being purist. This lady is insane.
Many of us here were dead against McCain. We realized that he was the worst possible candidate in a long time.
At least Ann Coulter's fan club stopped blathering on about "the rules" once she started hanging out with GOPproud.
Really, if you examine their careers, Coulter's fame differs little from Michael Moore's. Both will say anything and demagogue anyone or anything to get attention, not caring if their statements have any basis in fact.
Moore's personal life pretty much represents everything he claims to despise and rail against. Moore decries the evils of white men, America, corporations, the rich, fat cats, media propaganda, etc., and here's a guy who's an enormously successful white American male who got rich off corporations, lives like a king, and misleads people thru media manipulation.
Same with Coulter. She constantly goes on tirades against the Hollywood elite, screechy loudmouth women, homosexual activists, the liberal press, Muslims, premarital sex and casual dating without the santity of marriage, etc., and here's a loudmouth screechy women who wines and dines with the most notable liberal press and Hollywood elite, dates Muslims, headlines events for homosexual activists, constantly gets attention by saying something outrageous that the liberal press publishes, and sleeps around with all kinds of people without ever having been married.
I have to wonder if they believe 10% of the stuff that comes out of their mouth. They certainly don't practice it.
A while back Jim Rob posted WHY McRomney is anathema to the ideals of this forum.
If Ann Coulter is supporting Romney, and her statements are utulized to support positions contrary to what Jim Rob has staked out to be anathema to the ideals of Free Republic: I am certain zot smoke will abound (all the pictures notwithstanding).
AFAIK: this is an inviolable and non-negotiable postition proclaimed through edict by Jim Rob. The number - and quality therof - pictures of Coulter on any arbitrary thread are notwithstanding.
I’m sure Ann’s homosexual Log-Cabin friends would support her endorsement of the liberal republican candidate.
As we've known for years, his negatives are: Romney/Obamacare and
ZING...you took the words right off my keyboard.
You're on a roll!
Ann, we hardly knew you.
Jim, it is time for her to get the ZOT.
Let’s face it—Romney is no Republican. He is a traitor to all we hold dear.
His candidacy will guarantee two things:
1. A second Obama term.
2. A new political party that replaces the GOP, which goes the way of the Whigs.
Item 1 does not HAVE to happen; and item 2 is going to happen regardless.
Jim, you should give Ann a call as a courtesy. After all, at the FR March for Justice she did speak, and we helped her rise to fame, as the people here were her biggest fans
and bought her books, etc. when she was not that well known.
And if you determine she has ingested the Mitt Kool-Aid in an irreversible fashion, then shake the dust off your sandals and depart.
I’m tired of being stabbed in the back by RINOS. At least the Dems try to stab you from the front.