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The White House Wants Romney
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 4, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/04/2012 2:04:11 PM PST by Kaslin

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RUSH: Anyway, here's this New York Times story now. It's by Helene Cooper. "Now that Mitt Romney has squeaked through with the narrowest of victories in the Iowa caucuses, President Obama and his campaign aides are facing a conundrum as they decide how to tarnish the man they see as their likely opponent in the battle ahead. Do they go the flip-flopper route? Or do they go the out-of-touch, protector-of-Wall-Street route? The two tactics are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and in fact, the president’s re-election proponents have in recent days been gleefully highlighting both aspects of Mr. Romney’s public persona.

"In one portrayal, he is the one-percenter Wall Street type -- witness the Democrats’ display in Iowa this past weekend of a worker who was laid off from a company that was restructured by Bain Capital on Mr. Romney’s watch. That portrait makes him out to be a conservative ideologue. The other picture paints him as the weathervane-watcher who was for Roe versus Wade before he was against it; who said he believed that humans contributed to global warming before he said that actually he was not so sure about that; and who said he was glad Mr. Obama was 'copying' parts of his Massachusetts health reform before he said he would seek repeal of the federal health-care overhaul. 'Yesterday, Mitt predicted victory. Today, he says 3d would be fine. He can’t even stick to the same position on THAT!' an Obama adviser, David Axelrod, said on Twitter on Tuesday."

So the New York Times says Obama's licking his chops, can't wait to go up against Romney, and here's a pull quote from the story. "It is a high-wire rope to walk -- accenting the more conservative parts of Mr. Romney’s record, while at the same time arguing that he is a politician who is more than willing to shift ground as the ground shifts. There are signs that the Romney-as-ultra-conservative narrative seems to be gaining favor within the Obama campaign." Now I think this story is fascinating because it is jumping the gun. The presumption here is that Romney's the nominee, which tells me -- and I can't tell you how many of the professionals and the consultants have told me, not directly, but they've let it be known that they think I'm full of garbage when I've said the White House wants Romney. I have said for months that I think the White House wants Romney for both of these reasons.

They want Romney so they can run against Romneycare. They think they neutralize any opposition to Obamacare because Romney's got his own health care plan saddle around his neck and they also want to run against him because he's Mr. Wall Street. I think they're set up to run against Romney. Now the media is telling us they're afraid of Romney. That's strategic so that we think we should support Romney. But the left is never gonna tell us what they really want us to do, and the left is never looking out for our best interests. So when the left tells us who we'd be better off with, go the other way. And the left has been telling us how worried they are about Romney. Romney would be the toughest for Obama to run against. Now, the New York Times has blown that, the New York Times has a story, Obama chomping at the bit, can't wait to run against Romney. And my contention is this has been their desire all along. My contention is they think Romney would be the easiest of the likely-to-win Republican candidates.

I know the Republican political professionals have let it be known that I don't know what I'm talking about -- think I'm crazy.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911mosque4romney; backstabberromney; bigdig4romney; carter4romney; carville4romney; clinton4romney; dnc4romney; kerry4romney; moretaxes4romney; msm4romney; obama4romney; obamacare4romney; poserromney; rham4romney; rinoromney; untrustableromney

1 posted on 01/04/2012 2:04:20 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
The White House Wants Romney.

That's the fact Jack!

2 posted on 01/04/2012 2:08:18 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin
The White House Wants Romney

No doubt about it.

3 posted on 01/04/2012 2:08:18 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Kaslin

I just HAD to swipe the “NOPE 2012” image. What a find!


4 posted on 01/04/2012 2:08:42 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Kaslin

Right now mr obama and company are scared of all challengers, how could they not they have a record to run from not on


5 posted on 01/04/2012 2:11:21 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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6 posted on 01/04/2012 2:13:06 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

Of course they want Slick Willard. They’ll use the flip-flopping to alienate conservatives and 1%er/Bain stuff to fire up their base. 0bama will beat willard worse than he beat McCain.


7 posted on 01/04/2012 2:13:21 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Romney nomination = 0bama's reelection)
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To: Kaslin; TEXOKIE; The Grim Freeper; TheForceOfOne; the-gooroo; ThePythonicCow; ThreePuttinDude; ...
This very clever poll gives good graphics on which candidate you align with the best on election issues. (don't play with the sidebar on the left)

When I took it my top three profile matches were Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman. What is unique (You have to take the test to see) is that when all of the candidates stacked up at the end Mitt Romney was the closest to Obama, who was dead last.

8 posted on 01/04/2012 2:15:10 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Kaslin

I love Rush, but I’m not so sure of this.


9 posted on 01/04/2012 2:15:34 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: italianquaker
“Right now mr obama and company are scared of all challengers, how could they not they have a record to run from not on”

Exactly. By the way ,Rushbo has left Newt at the alter . Today's 3 hr Rick swoon makes that clear. If Rick falls flat Rush will be crestfallen..

10 posted on 01/04/2012 2:16:02 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t believe it for a minute. Their criticisms are all aimed at Republicans, not Democrats. There are others, especially Gingrich, who would be much easier for the Democrats to crush. They are not unaware of what happened in Iowa, and they are not stupid.


11 posted on 01/04/2012 2:19:41 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Baynative

Thanks for the ping!


12 posted on 01/04/2012 2:20:35 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Kaslin

Romney will have trouble defending against or attacking Obama simply because he’s so similar.

If by some fluke he managed to win the white house, the democrats will have the most willingly cooperative republican.

Romney is the no lose candidate for them.


13 posted on 01/04/2012 2:36:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Kaslin

The whitehouse would love to see Romney picked to run against obama. Right out of the gate and into the swearing in of obama for a second term, the democrat party and obama would be citing the Morman Church’s disallowance of blacks in the church. They may allow it today, but just about 4/5 years ago, it was not allowed, along with members of tribes and Jews.


14 posted on 01/04/2012 2:53:59 PM PST by tillacum
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To: Kaslin
Romney unmasked, Romney...Unmasked
15 posted on 01/04/2012 2:56:52 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: PghBaldy

It is 100% certain... trust Rush on this.

LLS


16 posted on 01/04/2012 3:18:54 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Kaslin
What Zero and his hags fear most is even 1, let alone 3 Newt vs. Zero debates.

It won't be pretty for Zero and they are terrified of a Newt / Zero debate.

It's obvious they fear Newt most. Not initially. But when Newt's ability to bring True Conservatism to the masses in the debates, they became terrified.

Newt has the gift of Communication. Reagon had the the gift of Communication. Their styles are different, but so persuasive that even the Liberal Media is stunned and silenced. Why? Because Newt knows the Founders inside and out. Newt is a Modern Day Founder and knows every meeting, speech and what it took to bring our Nation into being.

So he is able to say the truth with conviction and back it up with such passion and details, people find themselves in agreement no matter what side they are on.

THEY FEAR NEWT and want Romney.

Free Republic Founder Jim Robinson recently posted his preference for Newt. People watch Free Republic and the fact that it is Anti-Romney, that you will get banned for supporting Romney.... is just why Zero and Axelrod are drooling for Romney to be the candidate. But he won't.


17 posted on 01/04/2012 3:39:03 PM PST by show
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To: show
Newt knows the Founders inside and out. Newt is a Modern Day Founder and knows every meeting, speech and what it took to bring our Nation into being.

s That's why I want Newt to hang in, at least for the next four months. He will make the eagle scream, both in primary debates and in the convention -- and millions of Americans will be listening.

Even if we wind up with Rick Santorum or, in a brokered convention, Sarah Palin -- Deus vellet! -- as our nominee, Newt's voice and intellectual power will do fantastic damage to Obama and the neo-Stalinist cause.

18 posted on 01/04/2012 5:02:52 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
"Newt's voice and intellectual power will do fantastic damage to Obama and the neo-Stalinist cause.

BUMP!

19 posted on 01/04/2012 5:06:38 PM PST by jpsb
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To: lentulusgracchus
Looking forward to the Southern States, otherwise known as Newt Country, having their say in who is the Conservative to represent us in 2012.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 8:54:13 PM PST by show
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To: Baynative

Sounds interesting, however the link did not work.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 8:58:13 PM PST by TEXOKIE (... and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: show


22 posted on 01/04/2012 9:00:05 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: TEXOKIE
This is the link: www.usatoday.com/news/politics/candidate-match-game

I think you'll find it interesting.

23 posted on 01/04/2012 9:16:36 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Hoodat
Reaction from RINO Establishment Beltway Types if/when Conservative Newt wins.


24 posted on 01/04/2012 9:45:26 PM PST by show
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To: show
Newt is the Beltway establishment candidate.
25 posted on 01/04/2012 11:10:59 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Hoodat

Absolutely ridiculous and utterly preposterous. Why in the WORLD would the entire Beltway establishment have trained their guns on Newt if that were the case? Newt is an insider-REVOLUTIONARY. Newt went to Washington and actually stood up for conservative values against RINOs in his own party and the Democrats, suffering through all the lumps the mainstream media (and now the Mittstream Media) could throw at him. He is in Washington but he is not of Washington.

The key difference is Newt came from a middle class background. When someone grows up in that environment in their formative years it defines their worldview. Most people don’t forget where they came from. That is the candidate who will stand up for the middle class, not a trust fund baby who was born with a silver spoon in their mouth.


26 posted on 01/04/2012 11:17:35 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Brokered convention = Jeb Bush and Chris Christie. They’d never pick Palin in a hundred zillion years.


27 posted on 01/04/2012 11:19:32 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: Hoodat
Newt is the Beltway establishment candidate.

The last thing on earth most of the Republicans in the House and Senate want to see is Newt Gingrich as the GOP presidential nominee. They thought they were rid of him forever.

Newt doesn't go along to get along. He charts his own course, which has most establishment beltway Republicans concerned.

28 posted on 01/04/2012 11:21:59 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Hoodat
Newt is the Beltway establishment candidate

Really? Who; inside the 'Beltway' is supporting Newt? Is the Republican 'establishment' i.e. the RNC, supporting Newt? How many 'inside Repubs' have endorsed Newt? How many are even brave enough?

Now ask same per Mitt; who just got endorsement from our last 'establishment' candidate, John McCain. And of course; Mitt has been groomed by RNC; since Obama's 'first run' candidacy .

While there is some irony to positioining; Mitt IS the 'insider'.

Something quite seductive about the 'status quo'. And Mitt; is going with 'status quo' flow.

Newt OTOH; fought and won; when 'Speaker of the House'. And he could do same again. We so need authentic leadership; that is not afraid to 'rock the freaking Obama boat; and the one the 'inside' Repubs sit in, as well.

29 posted on 01/04/2012 11:30:24 PM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier out of o;ur White House!/ vote Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: LibLieSlayer; Kaslin; All
Agree with Rush; and 'trust' my own instincts.

First, why EVER believe the Dem Party line? They cannot say often enough; how 'afraid' Obama is of Mitt.

It's easy to see the agenda here; the trap. Particularly if you are familiar with the 'Brer Rabbit' solution. Or; just recall the intent of the 'lady, who did protest too much'.

Wake up, all who imagine, the 'grin' should win. . .

(No; it is the finely crafted, verbal 'stick' they fear; and the Leadership of the man who is as good as his word.)

30 posted on 01/05/2012 12:00:47 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier out of o;ur White House!/ vote Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: cricket
Plus Rush played a clip from one of the Sunday shows where one of obamao’s top advisers screwed up and said that they wanted romney to get the nom.

LLS

31 posted on 01/05/2012 4:12:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Kaslin

It would be very interesting if it was found to be that Romneys greatest source of campaign contributions came from democratic sources aligned with Obama.


32 posted on 01/05/2012 4:19:11 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Castigo Cay by Matt Bracken, check it out. And his other works.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Wish I had seen that one.

Save for one conversation w/guest (the Canadian (?) lady who ascribed all of Newt's advantages/qualities, to Mitt) so did not hear the 'slip of tongue'. Am guessing this was dismissed - or passed over, as simple error - and nothing more authentically revealing.

33 posted on 01/05/2012 4:41:32 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier out of o;ur White House!/ vote Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Wish I had seen that one.

Save for one conversation w/guest (the Canadian (?) lady who ascribed all of Newt's advantages/qualities, to Mitt) so did not hear the 'slip of tongue'. Am guessing this was dismissed - or passed over, as simple error - and nothing more authentically revealing.

34 posted on 01/05/2012 4:41:36 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier out of o;ur White House!/ vote Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Wish I had seen that one.

Save for one conversation w/guest (the Canadian (?) lady who ascribed all of Newt's advantages/qualities, to Mitt) so did not hear the 'slip of tongue'. Am guessing this was dismissed - or passed over, as simple error - and nothing more authentically revealing.

35 posted on 01/05/2012 4:41:36 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier out of o;ur White House!/ vote Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Wish I had seen that one.

Save for one conversation w/guest (the Canadian (?) lady who ascribed all of Newt's advantages/qualities, to Mitt) so did not hear the 'slip of tongue'. Am guessing this was dismissed - or passed over, as simple error - and nothing more authentically revealing.

36 posted on 01/05/2012 4:41:44 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier out of o;ur White House!/ vote Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

mega oops; and bump for Rush. . .


37 posted on 01/05/2012 4:44:03 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier out of o;ur White House!/ vote Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: Hoodat; show
Come on, guys, easy with the grafix, willya?

I'd kinda like the page to post up this week!

38 posted on 01/05/2012 5:02:10 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: cricket
Just click once ..... you can ask Sidebar Moderator very nicely, by FReepmail or subbing an "abuse" report on your own posts, to remove your redundant posts.

Nature, as Bill Buckley used to say (I think), hates a pleonasm.

39 posted on 01/05/2012 5:04:07 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: JediJones
Brokered convention = Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.

God, there's an ugly thought!

But no, even GOP delegates are never so spineless as to sit still for that ..... yet another Bushoid .... Karl Rove no doubt gleaming evilly at his elbow .....

No, I disagree. I think the party faithful would burn the arena down around their own heads if the RNC put the wood to them and demanded in the name of Baal Mammon, that they choke down Jeb Bush. Main Street would immolate themselves and their convention first.

40 posted on 01/05/2012 5:08:53 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Lou Budvis
They’ll use the flip-flopping to alienate conservatives

And how much effort will that take? Mitt seems to be alienating conservatives pretty effectively without outside help!

A caller on a local (Boston) show offered this: "Ya know why they hate Romney? 'Cause he's a phony -- he's Eddie Haskell! 'Why, you look lovely today, Mrs. Cleaver . . .'"

I'm also afraid Mitt as nominee will depress conservative turnout enough to have diastrous effects on the Congressional elections. Maybe that's just me . . .

41 posted on 01/05/2012 5:25:54 AM PST by maryz
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To: Hoodat
You haven't responded to the refutations of your premise in this thread. That's stipulating to its wrongheadedness.

I'm happy I won't have to read that drivel again.

42 posted on 01/05/2012 5:51:25 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Well; be it a pleonasm - or, more accurately; albeit my version - a repetitious nauseum; have an issue with my keyboard/computer; that despite efforts to address; continues to challenge. . .

Thanks for suggestion; though do wonder; given judicious oversight; why this is not done, sans request. It would be great if we had our own 'recall' option. It would work for me; no question.

43 posted on 01/05/2012 6:57:22 PM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier out of o;ur White House!/ vote Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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