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The pointlessness of Mitt Romney
Daily Caller ^ | 122911 | Theo Caldwell

Posted on 12/29/2011 7:50:36 PM PST by Fred

“Pointless … like giving caviar to an elephant.” ~ William Faulkner

Leave it to Faulkner to create a simile so apt that it reaches across decades to apply, very neatly, to the futility of foisting Mitt Romney upon the Republican Party as its presidential nominee. The image of the elephant is self-evidently appropriate. As for caviar, despite its association with money and privilege, one wonders who actually enjoys its taste. Truth be told, it is over-rated, as most delicacies are. Caviar is a lot like Marmite, only more expensive and lacking its nutritional value. So it is with Romney, moneyed and privileged, yet without much to recommend him.

Of course, the late Nobel Laureate knew nothing of the former Massachusetts governor, but ’twas always thus with a masterful turn of phrase — it can be wheeled out again and again, pertinent to any number of circumstances.

In this case, nominating Romney to lead the GOP in November, and even electing him president, would be pointless. While a President Romney may slow the country’s deterioration, and may even make good on his pledge to repeal Obamacare (that is, if the Supreme Court doesn’t drive a stake through that vampire-law first), his toothless policy proposals will do no more than delay the inevitable — that is, the end of America as we know it.

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1 posted on 12/29/2011 7:50:41 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred

Amen.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 7:51:42 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Fred

I like Romney, and he will be a great president.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 7:52:36 PM PST by Lady on the Lake
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To: Fred

I would only disagree about the caviar. Real, fresh caviar is superbly delicious. I just can’t afford it.

Romney is not like caviar. He is more like sewage.


4 posted on 12/29/2011 7:54:23 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Lady on the Lake
I like Romney, and he will be a great president.

Many here won't appreciate your comments. But I agree, Romney will be a decent president.

5 posted on 12/29/2011 7:59:01 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: Fred; neverdem

Wrong. The Repo Men are behind Mitt now. Long read, but invaluable.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2826109/posts

Repo Men (Wall St. bankers and D.C. ruling class, “more than a few of them belong in prison.”)


6 posted on 12/29/2011 7:59:40 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: Cicero
Romney is not like caviar. He is more like sewage.

Romney will be the man. What are you going to do all those years he's the president?? Just sit out there in the wilderness?

7 posted on 12/29/2011 8:01:45 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: Fred

As NoBama would say and will say. He supported me.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 8:02:18 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Lady on the Lake

Really.

You would, of course, have that list of his many examples and advances benefiting conservatives, and for advancing conservativism, while in the only elected office he was able to win, of which he attained in a socialist state, where socialists are elected to the big chair in the largest way.

Now about that list of yours............on the Socialist, Romney.............. (Yawning)...........
(Tapping table top......).........still waiting.........)


9 posted on 12/29/2011 8:03:23 PM PST by RitaOK (wRasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: ExtremeUnction

From my observations, a RINO President who is willing to “reach across the aisle and work in bi-partisan support” with the DemonRats has done more damage to this country than a divided government with a Democrat President and a Republican congress. The MSM praises the “bi-partisan” President and eggs him on to work for the people.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 8:03:42 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Fred

If Romney were to be the Republican candidate and lose to Obammy it would prove to EVERYONE that the Republican Party is dead. It would force the RINO establishment to realize the truth.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 8:08:46 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: All
... his toothless policy proposals will do no more than delay the inevitable — that is, the end of America as we know it...

His support of homosexuals and their deprave lifestyle... makes it unfit for real conservatives (fiscal + Social values)


12 posted on 12/29/2011 8:10:51 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: ExtremeUnction

” What are you going to do all those years he’s the president?? Just sit out there in the wilderness? “ <<<

Speaking of wilderness, you be the Man on that one. Some of us oppose Socialists on a Republican ticket, who pattern and prove the Marxist path to “health” care, now laid out by the Marxists. Enjoy your fruits. The rest of us prefer to divert from the wildnerness you appear to occupy.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 8:13:01 PM PST by RitaOK (wRasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: Lady on the Lake

Romney is a backstabbing misogynist fascist.

Romney belongs in the DNC or in Obama’s 57 States,
and he IS a Mexican who is ineligble, anyway.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 8:16:16 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cicero

Cicero, I forgot to ping you to my post,#13. I responded to a post directed to you.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 8:16:24 PM PST by RitaOK (wRasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: Diogenesis

I was hunting for the sarcasm tag, myself.

Guess she means it.

*gag*


16 posted on 12/29/2011 8:18:31 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: ExtremeUnction

To run for governor of Massachusetts he took on every social liberal cause. His Romney Care shows his trust in Big Government, if it is run by a technocrat. This makes him a fiscal liberal. Why in the world would we want that kind of person represent the GOP, when the country is on the edge of bankruptcy?

Also, some important Constitutional rights are hanging in there by a 5-4 thread at the Supreme Court. We simply cannot afford a President we are not sure will fight for a nominee who will uphold the Constitution.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 8:20:44 PM PST by winner3000 (ss)
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To: ExtremeUnction

I know, I’m outnumbered here. I used to feel at home on this website, but I won’t give up. However, I will be nicer about it, in the future. I don’t like hate speech, and I’m not happy about my joining in. Whoever wins, we need to defeat Obama not ourselves.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 8:25:00 PM PST by Lady on the Lake
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To: Fred

On an all-inclusive trip to a resort in Dominican Republic, one evening’s repast included an appetizer, the main ingredient of which was caviar. I had never tasted caviar before; nor have I SINCE, for that matter, and I understand there are a number of types of caviar. I only know that what I had in Punta Cana was delicately delicious.


19 posted on 12/29/2011 8:26:16 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Lady on the Lake

The newbie conservatives are deciding this election. I’ll vote for romney if he’s our choice, but, I’m sick and tired of all this entitlement crap. America is YEARNING for a REAL conservative. Romney is a rino, I’m sick and tired of voting for McCain. Next time, plant yourself on a seat and stay across the isle. You no issues people need to firm up your want support. Do you want Obama?


20 posted on 12/29/2011 8:27:31 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Fred

P.S. Regarding Mitt Romney; I agree with Wm. Faulkner.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 8:28:20 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: ElPatriota

Romney supports many liberal things, but i don’t think he supports the radical gay agenda.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 8:32:13 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: RitaOK

Rita,
what else are we going to do?


23 posted on 12/29/2011 8:42:54 PM PST by mowowie
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To: ExtremeUnction; Lady on the Lake; Jim Robinson; svcw; Colofornian; T Minus Four; FastCoyote

You have to be kidding!! First of all Romney will NEVER win, too much baggage and a whole lot of us won’t vote for him.

Second, Romney is just as bad as Obama on all the core issues. Decent president? What are you smoking?


24 posted on 12/29/2011 8:43:47 PM PST by reaganaut (Mormonism is all about glory to self not Glory to God.)
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To: winner3000

Romney will nominate the next Souter.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 8:48:05 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ExtremeUnction

Warning: Do not try supporting that abortionist/statist liberal judge appointing bastard Mitt Romney on this pro-life conservative site or your account goes *poof* just like your lady lake friend’s just did!

Romney’s greatest hits:

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


26 posted on 12/29/2011 8:48:33 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Fred; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; mkjessup; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ..
RE :"In this case, nominating Romney to lead the GOP in November, and even electing him president, would be pointless. While a President Romney may slow the country’s deterioration, and may even make good on his pledge to repeal Obamacare (that is, if the Supreme Court doesn’t drive a stake through that vampire-law first), his toothless policy proposals will do no more than delay the inevitable — that is, the end of America as we know it."

This sounds exactly what Glenn Beck said about McCain just last year reflecting on his 2008 election loss and man he got beat up on AM radio and by a number of GOP loyalists here for it. But those words rang a bell as they do now with Romney now.

Liberal Republicans in the WH have the power to do damage that Democrats in the WH don't have by what they symbolize..


27 posted on 12/29/2011 8:50:11 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: winner3000

See post 26. It applies to you too. Romney will NOT be supported on this site. If that is your wish, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!


28 posted on 12/29/2011 8:50:27 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Fred
his toothless policy proposals

That's all I know and need to know about Mitty!

29 posted on 12/29/2011 8:52:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lady on the Lake

Ok, tell me why you like Romney.
What is it in all his political history would make you think he would be a great or even average president?
I am going to assume you are not aware he is pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda, pro government mandated health care, anti-second amendment, tax raiser to just name a few.


30 posted on 12/29/2011 8:53:01 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you)
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To: ExtremeUnction

Can you explain how Romney would be a decant president. He is nearly identical politically to obama.
Why is it that you support him?


31 posted on 12/29/2011 8:55:25 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you)
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To: NakedRampage

Romney was to the left of Ted Kennedy on the “radical gay agenda’.

He wrote this letter to a homosexual group.

“I am not unaware of my opponent’s considerable record in the area of civil rights, or the commitment of Massachusetts voters to the principle of equality for all Americans. For some voters it might be enough for me to simply match my opponent’s record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.

We have discussed a number of important issues such as the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which I have agreed to co-sponsor, and if possible broaden to include housing and credit, and the bill to create a federal panel to find ways to reduce gay and lesbian youth suicide, which I also support. One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share.”


32 posted on 12/29/2011 8:57:21 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Lady on the Lake

Will you show me “hate speech”?
Just because people disagree with you does not make it hate.


33 posted on 12/29/2011 8:59:02 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you)
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To: Lady on the Lake

34 posted on 12/29/2011 8:59:15 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cicero

I would only disagree about the caviar. Real, fresh caviar is superbly delicious. I just can’t afford it.

Romney is not like caviar. He is more like sewage.

- - - - -
Agreed. Or like that cheap ‘caviar’ they hawk at Vons. UGH.


35 posted on 12/29/2011 9:06:30 PM PST by reaganaut (Mormonism is all about glory to self not Glory to God.)
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To: Jim Robinson
See post 26. It applies to you too. Romney will NOT be supported on this site. If that is your wish, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!

WOW! Jim, what the hell happened to Christian values and tolerance???

36 posted on 12/29/2011 9:10:22 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: central_va

Jim has a zero tolarance policy when it comes to supporting Romney. As I have said before, you could hold a gun to my head. I won’t vote for him.

You won’t either I’d bet.

Romney might get the rino nod with cross over voting and run against zero but I don’t see a lick of difference between him and Zero. Zero will simply say “re-elect me! Romney supports everything I do so why change?”

The rino party will effectively be dead. however, I fear our county will be as well.

I am really wishing for a second party candidate to support. The republicrats all stink.


37 posted on 12/29/2011 9:10:48 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: ExtremeUnction
What are you going to do all those years he's the president?? Just sit out there in the wilderness?

I did it with Schwarzenegger so I'll do it with Romney if need be. But measuring the drapes is mighty presumptuous. As the good book says, pride goeth before the fall

38 posted on 12/29/2011 9:12:42 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: cableguymn

Hell, I will NEVAH(That is how they say it up there) vote for a New England Yankee for President. Bush 42 fooled me, but never again.


39 posted on 12/29/2011 9:15:35 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: terycarl

Here’s what:

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

Watch the entire thing and then if you continue supporting Romney on this site you won’t have to wonder why your posting PRIVILEGE got yanked!


40 posted on 12/29/2011 9:15:37 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Lady on the Lake

My dear FRiend, it is entirely possible that you are basically too delicate for final battle to preserve our nation, the nation who gave you the freedom to be at left at peace, to avoid conflict and hang around being delicate.

Tell me you are an old WWII WAC, and that you are tired. I don’t think I can bear one more claimant to American freedom who remains unwilling to fight all the way to hell to defend our American way of life out of respect for those who HANDED us such a gift paying the ultimate price, in every generation. Romney is politely about Romney when not advancing socialist programs like “health” care.


41 posted on 12/29/2011 9:16:29 PM PST by RitaOK (wRasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: cableguymn

I meant to say Bush 41 fooled me.


42 posted on 12/29/2011 9:17:55 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Fred
It is up to us [the citizens] to see that Obama is not reelected, then to hold Romney's feet to the fire and make him be true to his word. I think he will.

While some conservatives think he has gone to far in compromising as governor, I don't see strong evidence of him lying or reversing himself on pledges he made to voters. If he just sticks to his positions on business and less regulation we will be on the road to saving the country from Obama's destructive agenda.

Then, it is up to us to educate him on the need to start unraveling the departments of education, commerce and energy while something constructive is done about justice. Most of all the importance of the Supreme Court appointments coming in the next eight years should not be forgotten.

43 posted on 12/29/2011 9:30:45 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you Sir for your steadfastness against Romney and his liberal minions.

You are a strong voice against the attacks from the Liberal media who openly salivate at liberal Romney being our nominee. These liberal hacks collude with the Chicago White House in an effort to select the Republican nominee.


44 posted on 12/29/2011 9:35:57 PM PST by show
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To: central_va
"If Romney were to be the Republican candidate and lose to Obammy it would prove to EVERYONE that the Republican Party is dead. It would force the RINO establishment to realize the truth."

If Obama gets another four years, nothing we realize may have much meaning.

45 posted on 12/29/2011 9:38:27 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative

You’re on the wrong web site.

This is an anti-Romney website. You will never find any type of support for Romney and will convince no one as is he is a Liberal.


46 posted on 12/29/2011 9:38:27 PM PST by show
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To: Baynative

” I don’t see strong evidence of him lying or reversing himself on pledges he made to voters. “


His voters pushed him out of office with 34% approval, and replaced him with a Democrat.

Romney was a lousy Governor, and a disaster for the state GOP.


47 posted on 12/29/2011 9:44:06 PM PST by ansel12
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To: show
"If Romney were to be the Republican candidate and lose to Obammy it would prove to EVERYONE that the Republican Party is dead. It would force the RINO establishment to realize the truth."

Looking through the comments, I don't find that to be true. I did not come here as a Romney supporter, but my candidate is not catching fire and I am looking seriously at who might be electable. I have tried hard to believe in Newt, but he just can get me to sign on. He makes some very good points and then does things like today saying we need training programs for everyone who draws unemployment. No matter how good he sounds one day, he seems to revert back to big government the next.

My brand of conservatism seems to be pushed to the back of the line time and time again, But I am fearful of letting my sensibilities got there to. So, if a third party candidate or a move to not vote gets going, it will be interesting to share our thoughts as we all go down together, won't it?

48 posted on 12/29/2011 9:46:10 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Old Lady

Looks like Lady on the Lake just hit the shore!

Zot from Numero Uno.

Notify the VK’s—more may be flushed out before the dawn’s light appears once more.


49 posted on 12/29/2011 9:47:08 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Baynative
If Obama gets another four years, nothing we realize may have much meaning.

As an intellectual exercise try to figure out what's left of the conservative agenda that hasn't ALREADY been given away by the RINO's. Sometimes I think there really isn't much at stake because we've lost so much. Do you want your enemy in front of you or behind you?

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose

50 posted on 12/29/2011 9:47:36 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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