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Mitt Romney touts conservative credentials in new ad [BARF!]
Boston Globe ^ | Dec 26, 2011 | By Shira Schoenberg, Globe Correspondent

Posted on 12/26/2011 1:42:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a conservative. At least, that is the point the former Massachusetts governor is trying to make with a new TV ad airing in Iowa.

The new ad, titled “Conservative Agenda,” shows Romney speaking on the stump and meeting with voters, as he makes a series of commitments. “I am going to do something to government. I’m going to make it ‘Simpler, and Smaller, and Smarter,’” Romney says. “Getting rid of programs, turning programs back to states, and finally making government itself more efficient.”

Romney pledges to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul and balance the federal budget.

The ad comes as Romney tries to counter the perception among some conservative Republican voters that he is too moderate. A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted Dec. 7-11 found that only 29 percent of Republican primary voters nationally viewed Romney as “conservative” – compared to 57 percent for former House speaker Newt Gingrich and 48 percent for Texas Representative Ron Paul. More than half of those polled – 53 percent – called Romney a moderate while 11 percent considered him liberal.

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Definition of "tout" - to lie.

Romney’s "conservative" credentials:

A pro-abortion Reagan denier, Romney crossed the aisle to promote abortion, gay rights, gun-control, liberal judges and advocated for and actually installed a socialist healthcare system (RomneyCare) which became the model and impetus for ObamaCare. He unnecessarily saddled his state with higher healthcare costs, busted budgets, busted Republican label, liberal activist judges, tax payer funded abortion, first in the union gay marriage, gun bans and individual mandates against the previously free citizens, complete with tax penalties for non-compliance.

Oh, yeah, and he saved the Olympics (but kicked the Boy Scouts out due to their clean and wholesome policies, ie, no homosexual scout masters).

Conservative? Not even a moderate record. Romney is a liberal progressive, possibly even to the left of his ideological twin and ally, the late Ted Kennedy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7OQoBxZZPqU

NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!!

Rebellion is brewing!!

1 posted on 12/26/2011 1:42:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

“Conservative” Romney on video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7OQoBxZZPqU


2 posted on 12/26/2011 1:43:39 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen.


3 posted on 12/26/2011 1:44:30 PM PST by CainConservative (Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy Newt Year!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Maybe conservative by Northeasterner standards, but by Texas standards, we'd have to give’em a big ol goose egg.

Pssst, lil secret, Bush weren't no Texan either. Don't tell no one I told’ja, they'll get their hackles up.

4 posted on 12/26/2011 1:47:24 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Jim Robinson

So Romney is now the “anti-Romney”.

Well that narrows things right down doesn’t it?


5 posted on 12/26/2011 1:48:19 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Jim Robinson

No sale.


6 posted on 12/26/2011 1:48:38 PM PST by TommyDale ((Independent) I left the Republican Party because they are too liberal.)
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To: Jim Robinson
But look! Here he is mincing out of a store with ONLY ONE little bag!!!! How much more conservative could he get???? (spit)


7 posted on 12/26/2011 1:55:40 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Jim Robinson

8 posted on 12/26/2011 1:56:26 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: Jim Robinson

It seems to me that many of the self-described “conservatives”, especially those running for offfice, are trying to marginalise the social agenda aspect of conservatism into oblivion. I don’t know what they think being a conservative means, but there’s more to it than smaller government, though that’s a big part. That’s not the whole of it.


9 posted on 12/26/2011 2:00:02 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: bigheadfred

Looks like a fairy.


10 posted on 12/26/2011 2:01:35 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mitt, you are NOT a Conservative. Deal with it. If you can not be honest who could vote for you under any circumstance?


11 posted on 12/26/2011 2:02:21 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: JoeProBono

Why does that woman’s head in the picture of the picture in your picture looks like it isn’t sitting right?


12 posted on 12/26/2011 2:04:30 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Jim Robinson

You got a good eye.


13 posted on 12/26/2011 2:05:42 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Jim Robinson
Romney for Obama in 2011

Chihuahua Romney - the Magic RINO defending Obama:

ROMNEY: "Obama was born in the United States"

ROMNEY: "Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate"

ROMNEY: "The citizenship test has been passed"



Romney: $40 Would Make a ‘Substantial
Difference’ to American Families
(Romney covers for Zero)”






“White House Quotes Romney in Defense of Health Care”





Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."

14 posted on 12/26/2011 2:05:42 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep, Romney’s a Conservative and Obama is not a Socialist.(sarcasm of course)


15 posted on 12/26/2011 2:06:44 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Jim Robinson
A more efficient EPA...yeah
16 posted on 12/26/2011 2:07:12 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Jim Robinson

Between this and the new Gallup Poll we are screwed.

I pray for our nation.


17 posted on 12/26/2011 2:07:36 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: Jim Robinson

No Romney.

No how, no way.


18 posted on 12/26/2011 2:09:28 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson
"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced
,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005


Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys.
He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>


"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!

Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006


19 posted on 12/26/2011 2:10:03 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson
I thought the posting of pro-Romney articles was verboten at FR?

I'd have been admonished (at best) if I had I posted the article. Is is the Barf alert that makes it okay?

20 posted on 12/26/2011 2:11:49 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree with you on Romney and would never vote for him, but I’m also not too keen on Gingrich, but would and will vote for him over Mitts.


21 posted on 12/26/2011 2:11:54 PM PST by umgud
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To: Jim Robinson

Tell ‘em, JimRob!!!!!!!


22 posted on 12/26/2011 2:14:47 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: Plutarch; Jim Robinson
I thought the posting of pro-Romney articles was verboten at FR?

I thought someone rubbed the cat the wrong way.

23 posted on 12/26/2011 2:15:21 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Jim Robinson

Milt Romney – the Magic, but ineligible, RINO:
"I'm not running as the Republican view
or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.

(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)



"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



Gov. Sarah Palin, Governor of the state of Alaska, proclaimed the week of July 28 through August 3, 2008 as: Amateur Radio Week

Mr. Romney "Disses" Amateur Radio In Televised Town Meeting

24 posted on 12/26/2011 2:15:58 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Plutarch

I don’t think that an article showing Romney lying his ass off in public is pro-Romney.

The truth about “conservative” Romney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7OQoBxZZPqU


25 posted on 12/26/2011 2:23:17 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

If I believed this, I would be much more likely to vote for Romney. Of course, if I was dumb enough to believe this from a leftist like Mitt, I just might be dumb enough to vote for Obama.


26 posted on 12/26/2011 2:23:46 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: bigheadfred
He looks like he's trying to teach a woman how to walk like a runway model.
27 posted on 12/26/2011 2:29:37 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Jim Robinson
“I am going to do something to government. I’m going to make it ‘Simpler, and Smaller, and Smarter,’” Romney says.

Then drop out.

28 posted on 12/26/2011 2:31:14 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Heh. :)


29 posted on 12/26/2011 2:32:56 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Either that or practicing to be CINC. [BARF]


30 posted on 12/26/2011 2:40:26 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
Simpler and smaller with "conservative" programs like RomneyCare.

RomneyCare is a Romney Conservative Solution™ program that he still brags about today.

31 posted on 12/26/2011 2:41:28 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: bigheadfred

Romney (the draft dodger) has at least as much experience as Obama to qualify as CINC. /s


32 posted on 12/26/2011 2:43:26 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: bigheadfred
Either that or practicing to be CINC.

Choreographer-in-Chief?

33 posted on 12/26/2011 2:45:09 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: bigheadfred
After all, Massachusetts shares a border with a hostile communist state. Wait a minute. Massachusetts is a hostile communist state, thanks to Governor Romney and RomneyCare.
34 posted on 12/26/2011 2:47:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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Romney (the draft dodger) has at least as much experience as Obama to qualify as CINC.

You mean, like, they're both fairies?

35 posted on 12/26/2011 2:48:27 PM PST by bigheadfred
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Mitt Romney touts conservative credentials in new ad [BARF!]

One has to wonder whose conservative credentials. They certainly couldn't be his unless one considers MA a conservative state, and 0bama care/romney care conservative legislation.

36 posted on 12/26/2011 3:12:38 PM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Jim Robinson

Seems kinda late for Romney to be claiming to be a conservative.


37 posted on 12/26/2011 4:08:00 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Jim Robinson

There’s apparently a chance Romney will win Iowa.

And he’s probably going to win New Hampshire. And Virginia because no one else is going to be on the ballot.

In which case, he’s almost certainly the nominee.

If so, I’m OK with it. We just have to keep pressure on him to be as conservative as he claims to be. If it’s that or 4 more of Obama, I’m for Romney.


38 posted on 12/26/2011 4:11:34 PM PST by NRPM (We have to come to terms with the fact that governments have made promises they will not keep.)
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To: NRPM

FUMR!!

NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!! NOT ON MY WATCH!! NOT ON FR!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7OQoBxZZPqU

Rebellion is brewing!!


39 posted on 12/26/2011 4:28:42 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: NRPM
"If so, I’m OK with it."

I wouldn't be bragging about that on FR!

40 posted on 12/26/2011 4:30:02 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

FUMR!


41 posted on 12/26/2011 4:51:47 PM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: bigheadfred

It’s tilted left, just like Obamney.


42 posted on 12/26/2011 6:05:52 PM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman--Bachmann/Santorum 2012.)
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To: izzatzo
tilted left

Yeah. I kinda thought it wasn't screwed on straight. Same thing I guess.

43 posted on 12/26/2011 6:09:09 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: NRPM
If it’s that or 4 more of Obama, I’m for Romney.

Saying that you want an actual conservative but will vote for Romney in the general election is like saying that you want to be paid $100 an hour, but that you will accept being paid a penny an hour.

44 posted on 12/26/2011 6:15:42 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Jim Robinson

The way I look at, Romney’s our John Kerry - nobody really likes him but he might be the nominee because he seems electable.

I’d rather it were Cheney or Rumsfeld! But they’re too old and not running. So what’re you going to do??

In the end we only get two choices and I’m not voting for Obama. Well, three choices, but I’m not staying home either.


45 posted on 12/26/2011 6:47:12 PM PST by NRPM (We have to come to terms with the fact that governments have made promises they will not keep.)
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To: NRPM

Well, if Romney is the best the Republican party has to offer, then I’m no longer a Republican. Romney will not be promoted on FR! Not on my watch!!


46 posted on 12/26/2011 6:50:55 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I understand, Jim. It’s your show.


47 posted on 12/26/2011 7:01:22 PM PST by NRPM (We have to come to terms with the fact that governments have made promises they will not keep.)
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To: NRPM

That’s right. And it says right at the top of the page:

“Welcome to Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!”

Romney doesn’t fit the bill.


48 posted on 12/26/2011 7:07:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Willard is just like his daddy George — brain washed totally clean. Empty headed RINO who refuses to support Conservative candidates, platforms, and positions.


49 posted on 12/26/2011 7:09:50 PM PST by womanvet (The lesser of 2 evils is Romney. No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency)
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To: Jim Robinson

” - - - actually installed a socialist healthcare system (RomneyCare) which became the model and impetus for ObamaCare.”

HEY! YEAH YOU, Willy Romney! Let me ‘splain the way the voters see things:

“Politicians judges themselves on what they say, whereas voters judge politicians on what they do.”

BTW Willy, if a Conservative conserves, then just what is it that you have EVER conserved?


50 posted on 12/26/2011 10:01:12 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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