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John Bolton to endorse Mitt Romney
CNN ^ | Wednesday January 11, 2012

Posted on 01/11/2012 7:53:41 PM PST by Bigtigermike

(CNN) – John Bolton, the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, is set to endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a source close to Romney’s presidential campaign said Wednesday.

Bolton served in the administrations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before former President George W. Bush appointed him the U.N. role.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012endorsements; bolton; endorsements; johnbolton; mittromney; romney2012; sellout
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To: willk
So if Bolton is a RINO then who isn’t?

Me !

I'm a proud f'n DINOSAUR ! !

51 posted on 01/11/2012 8:32:23 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: tsowellfan

You really are a conspiracy nut. Perry with a secret deal with Romney?


52 posted on 01/11/2012 8:33:00 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: RitaOK
"The Establishment never counted on Ron Paul running third party INSIDE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, which he is.

Lol, yeah never thought of it that way before but you are right. Paul is sticking it to the establishment GOP. Nice insight.

53 posted on 01/11/2012 8:34:01 PM PST by jpsb
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To: One Name

Well, what’s your idea?

I can deal with the consequences of danger close.


54 posted on 01/11/2012 8:34:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: altura
You really are a conspiracy nut. Perry with a secret deal with Romney?

You don't think Perry's hurting Romney by staying in, do you?

Romney's loving this and thanking Perry for his support (whether it be intentional or not).

55 posted on 01/11/2012 8:36:24 PM PST by tsowellfan (I dont need to read the papers. Rush & Mark do it for me)
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To: One Name

” There is an option, but it’s like calling an airstrike in on your position.... “ <<<<

Got it. That’s what I believe. Use Paul against them, like they in their sheer panic are ATTEMPTING to do to us.

The Establishment would prefer Obama to Paul because they would be banished by Paul. Because of that, maybe, just maybe they would spend the next 11 months getting on board with us, rather than run us over.

Hold the line.


56 posted on 01/11/2012 8:37:32 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sad news...but could it be because he works for Faux?


57 posted on 01/11/2012 8:39:06 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Could it be because he is a Fox News analyst? well, Newt has Cmdr Steele of Black Hawk Down on his side


58 posted on 01/11/2012 8:40:28 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

” The problem is Palin folded. “

Oh, phooey. Get over it already!

This was coming since the last election, but for November, 2010! THAT alone was the 911 for the Republican ESTABLISHMENT who orchestrated this chaos! We either fold like Sarah, or we HOLD THE LINE.


59 posted on 01/11/2012 8:41:33 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: RitaOK
What a crock

Well, just today Newt expressed that crock.

As Gingrich has pointed out, if the non-Romney forces could coalesce behind a single candidate, Romney would be trailing in this race. But Republican voters can’t seem to solve this coordination problem, and the non-Romney candidates are suffering from a collective action dilemma; all would benefit by having one of the remaining three.

60 posted on 01/11/2012 8:44:36 PM PST by tsowellfan (I dont need to read the papers. Rush & Mark do it for me)
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To: RitaOK

I think I agree

Hold the line for now

But very soon, if things don’t change something will have to be done.

What will that be?


61 posted on 01/11/2012 8:44:36 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Steve Newton

Let ‘em squirm. They are FINALLY made nervous that we are not going to cave. That we are NOT going to cave for Romney after all. They are using Paul to make us nervous.

How about a little reverse CHAOS? Paul would throw the rascals out and they are the ones who are sweating. Let ‘em squirm.

Continue on with the real race out there. Between Newt, Santorum, Perry. That is 65% of the Party who is NOT COOPERATING. That’s a good thing.

Rebel on.


62 posted on 01/11/2012 8:45:48 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: Utmost Certainty

um so did newt....but dont let that bother you...continue


63 posted on 01/11/2012 8:46:11 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Steve Newton

Today Newt said that if the three conservatives do not consolidate so that Romney does not face a divided opposition in SC. Romney could become the default nominee as soon as SC.


64 posted on 01/11/2012 8:46:52 PM PST by tsowellfan (I dont need to read the papers. Rush & Mark do it for me)
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To: Bigtigermike

His first alliance would be to the Bush family. Very disappointing but I am not surprised.


65 posted on 01/11/2012 8:48:59 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Steve Newton; Bigtigermike

Could I know too?


66 posted on 01/11/2012 8:50:57 PM PST by onedoug
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To: jpsb
They are in full court press mode, and yes they are nervous. Paul is getting traction, and Paul is their worst night mare. So they want to get this deal done and quickly. Paul has the legs to go all the way and that scares team Mitt.

In December, when Newt said he would name Bolton as his Secretary of State this place got as excited as kid in a candy shop with found $100 bill. Newt is so great. Newt is so wise. Blah blah blah. Today, the actual person tjat made Newt so great in December comes out and endorses Romney and now he is a scum.

I'm not sure who I support yet, but you can bet that no matter what I'll be pulling the lever for anyone other than Obama and that includes if it is Romney, dare I speak such sacrilidge here.. The only exception to that is if Paul is the nominee.

Don't get me wrong, Paul has some great ideas and direction for this nation. But other than those 3 or 4 things, the rest of his ideas are just bat shit crazy at best, and dangerous at worst.

I won't support a candidate that would have the US stick it's head in the sand and tink ery ting gonna be aright. We have a bazillion posts here about how illegal immigration should curbed, but with Paul - no fences (they might keep us in). Think he will do much to stop that problem?

With Paul the budget will get cut no doubt, great, then what? Maybe we piss down our leg and run when our allies need us - viva la France, wait, America...

I will vote for Romney, or Santorum, or Gingrich, or Perry, but not Paul. I'd rather the destruction of this great nation happen under the democrat banner than a fake republican one.

I am getting tired of the double standard our side puts on our candidates when the stakes are high. Scrutinize the candindates - fine by me. But seing posts where people here orgasm when Gingrich mentions Bolton as SOS and then start having coniption fits while stumbling all over each other to be the first to say what a shithead Bolton is when he endorses Romney makes me wonder just how deep the thinking some people have here...

We should be focused on consolidating power in the House and Senate (not to mention state and local offices). King Obama, King Romney, King Perry, etc., that all BS. A conservative house and a conservative senate trump. That goes from spending to court nominees.

But hey, as long "conservatives" spend their time, money and resources fighting for the kings chair that's okay right - because it's all about the glory - not the results for the nation...

Frustrated

67 posted on 01/11/2012 8:52:07 PM PST by !1776!
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To: tsowellfan

” .....Romney could become the default nominee as soon as SC. “ <<<<

Traditionally that is true because the Establishment HERDED US LIKE SHEEP. Hopefully, our rebellion holds the line, long enough for Paul to attract more democrats and scare the bejeebies out of the ESTABLISHMENT.

Our government SHOULD FEAR US, not the other way around.


68 posted on 01/11/2012 8:52:13 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: tomkat
At least we still have Haley Barbour.

/s

69 posted on 01/11/2012 8:53:02 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Politics is the opiate of a once free people.

70 posted on 01/11/2012 8:55:47 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Vendome; RitaOK

Abstaining from the presidential vote won’t do it, even if we fill out the rest of the ballot.

We would need to congeal behind a third party candidate, knowing even that we would not win, but with enough conservative support to “kill” the GOP, who would know they could never win again without Conservative support.

It would mean we have to destroy not only the GOP, but K-Street, and the alphabet soup beltway bandits as well.

Does “Crony Capitalism” ring a bell?

Only 3 deconstructionist possibilities exist:

Ron Paul- But we lose credibility on the international front.

Newt Gingrich- He would have to be like Samson and be willing to bring the Temple down on himself; he may have that theatric play left in him as a legacy.

Sarah Palin- She would have to be convinced by God...if He cares about us. I know He will protect Israel.

My humble assessment-


71 posted on 01/11/2012 8:58:10 PM PST by One Name
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To: One Name

If this were arithmetic, it looks to me like four to one.
Against Romney. So, him rising above his 25% is looking more omninous. Newt and Perry need to nail Romney in South Carolina, bring his numbers down, and then fair fight against him in Florida.

Roulette, anyone?


72 posted on 01/11/2012 8:59:05 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: RitaOK

Guaranteed that most of Ron Paul’s (legit) supporters along with Huntsman’s would go to Romney. Hopefully they will both hang in there.


73 posted on 01/11/2012 9:00:58 PM PST by tsowellfan (I dont need to read the papers. Rush & Mark do it for me)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Amen! After the 1992 election I told my wife that Bush II would follow Clinton. Daddy Bush just didn’t seem like he even wanted to win. I was convinced that he was told to go away and his son could be president after Clinton. I was convinced our votes didn’t count. Then the Florida recount fiasco came along and I got sucked back in. Then in 2008 I voted for Sarah and AGAINST obama. Again, I got sucked back in. It won’t happen again.


74 posted on 01/11/2012 9:04:28 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: One Name

If the Establishment panic is real, it’s because they are looking at the calendar in time to save their @$$&$ from Paul gaining traction. They are starting to fear him worse than us! They have time to join us or fear Paul gaining ground. Let ‘em sweat.

If we hold the dang line, who would the Establishment rather have, Paul or us? “Us”, means OUR conservative nominee, not theirs, not Romney, and not a presidential vote abstention.


75 posted on 01/11/2012 9:08:00 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

Not so fast, now, Romney is gonna crater in the south.. after what he did to those people in Mariana, FL.. Romney is nothing but a modern day CARPETBAGGER!


76 posted on 01/11/2012 9:08:52 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: GOPsterinMA
“I just don’t know what to do anymore...”

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats."
H. L. Mencken
US editor (1880 - 1956)

77 posted on 01/11/2012 9:09:38 PM PST by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: RitaOK
The Establishment would prefer Obama to Paul because they would be banished by Paul. Because of that, maybe, just maybe they would spend the next 11 months getting on board with us, rather than run us over.

Personally, I would prefer Paul to Obama, but as with Obama - I could not be part of electing him. I will pull the lever for any R, other than Paul. I hate to say it, but I would sit out the election, or go and write in someone else. But I can't vote for Paul.

Hold the line.

I am, and that includes making sure next president will not abandon our national interests internationally, give the immigration issue a pass because it's libertarian to do so, have a "medical marijuana" shop ope up in my state (or neighborhood), all the while claiming that crap is conservative principles in action...

78 posted on 01/11/2012 9:12:45 PM PST by !1776!
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To: tsowellfan

Yes

And that may very well be.

My question is, if it all goes to poop, what will we do?


79 posted on 01/11/2012 9:12:58 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: RitaOK

yes, I think the Masada option is premature, but worth discussing.

I’d like to think Perry, and Santorum would yield and throw to Newt by Florida. Paul is his own crazy wild card.

Perry I would have thought would do well in SC and FL. Newt has connection problems but he is like a boxer training for one last fight and he has all the ring experience you could ask for if he can just get the title fight.

Out of my hands, for sure!


80 posted on 01/11/2012 9:14:53 PM PST by One Name
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To: seton89

Smile

It may come to that


81 posted on 01/11/2012 9:15:14 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Bigtigermike

Yep translation.... Obama wins 2012!

Thanks for screwing our country GOP!


82 posted on 01/11/2012 9:15:23 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: willk
So if Bolton is a RINO then who isn’t?

You have to go back to blood tests, voting records, DNA samples, etc. It doesn't matter if a person like Bolton has a million posts praising his actual work. If he endorses Romney, well then, he is obviously satan incarnate...

We would starve if we didn't feast on our own...

83 posted on 01/11/2012 9:18:09 PM PST by !1776!
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To: !1776!

” Personally, I would prefer Paul to Obama, but as with Obama - I could not be part of electing him. “

As a Christian I do believe we’re a stiffed neck people and therefore are in for some more ______ (fill in the blank), BUT, if we pray and become “wiley as serpents”, there will be made a way in this terrible game of CHICKEN. ONE of our conservatives can surface. He must, if we pray.

God be with us, and that man. Whoever he is.


84 posted on 01/11/2012 9:18:30 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: One Name

Everyone of them but Paul will eventually get in bed with Romney. And I’m not 100% sure that Paul won’t.

There is only one party in this country. It’s called the “we’re smart and the voters are naive” party.


85 posted on 01/11/2012 9:19:50 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Sprite518

Read the thread and buck up. We aren’t participating in “operation chaos, Republican style”. Here anyway.


86 posted on 01/11/2012 9:21:09 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: RitaOK

What everyone is beating around the “bush” about is this: What do we do? Are we all advocating for an armed revolution? And unarmed revolution? An “occupy” something?

What are we thinking?

And who has the courage to say it? And better yet DO it?

God help us


87 posted on 01/11/2012 9:22:17 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: RitaOK

Ron Paul is in my estimation a candidate who can never make inroads with much of the middle working class.

He has enthusiastic, naive, young and outlier support.

His worldview is dangerously flawed. The military establishment is still largely Conservative, and that is our ace in the hole in this mess. We cannot forget that- or we do so at our own peril.

The Patriots are seeking a leader- they override the college students and libertarians.


88 posted on 01/11/2012 9:25:18 PM PST by One Name
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To: Bigtigermike

“They” have chosen him and the GOP sheeples are falling in line. I will not vote for Rome-ney.


89 posted on 01/11/2012 9:26:44 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: RitaOK
God be with us, and that man. Whoever he is.

Agreed - but I think the important part is "with us." I will not bow to any man, and think too many people do for their own self interests. God gave us our gifts to use, not to surrender or give up to any other leader.

90 posted on 01/11/2012 9:28:00 PM PST by !1776!
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To: Terry Mross

Yea, you can saw your arm off or chop it off. Or, you can choose to resist.

You can go down fighting, or just go down.

Peace, FRiend.


91 posted on 01/11/2012 9:29:03 PM PST by One Name
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To: tsowellfan

If Gingrich and Santorum dropped out, Perry could win. If Perry and Gingrich dropped out, Santorum could win. If we all supported Perry, he’d be ahead in the polls and Gingrich would be down. If we all supported Santorum, he’d be ahead in the polls.

What’s the point? There are three candidates, and there are people supporting each, and refusing to support the others. That is the problem , not that the candidates don’t know when to quit, but that the supporters haven’t given up. If Perry supporters gave up, he’d poll 1% and it wouldn’t matter if he was in or out.

The real problem is that a lot of people once considered on our side, like Haley, Coulter, Bolton, and others, aren’t backing the conservative candidates. Why?


92 posted on 01/11/2012 9:29:23 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: seton89; Clintonfatigued

I hear you! I’ve been calling for splitting the country for years now.


93 posted on 01/11/2012 9:31:56 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: Steve Newton; One Name

One “bush” posed simply theoretically, by onename, was that in a worse case scenario, to not vote on the presidential ballot.

My point is to hold the line and stay with our friendly competition between the three conservative candidates, between Newt, Santorum and Perry, leaving the Establishment to continue their current panic that Ron Paul is definitly gaining on Romney.

Let them be forced (soon) to join forces with us, and dump Romney, or stay their course with Romney and risk Paul getting a pleurality and a brokered convention. See how they like Paul pressing their banish button. They will come to us is my bet, if they want to survive.


94 posted on 01/11/2012 9:33:05 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: RitaOK

Then we should keep our powder dry.


95 posted on 01/11/2012 9:35:15 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: !1776!

A cogent assessment there 1776, but the last time I agreed with a similar assessment, I was attacked like a rabid dog by one of our more vociferous ones. He’ll be back, probably taking a well-needed nap today!

JC


96 posted on 01/11/2012 9:36:22 PM PST by cracker45
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To: tsowellfan
"Today Newt said that if the three conservatives do not consolidate so that Romney does not face a divided opposition in SC. Romney could become the default nominee as soon as SC."

And Newt want that consolidation to go to only him, right?

97 posted on 01/11/2012 9:37:35 PM PST by Allon
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To: cracker45
I;ve got thick skin, and according to my wife a thick skull also...

Take care.

98 posted on 01/11/2012 9:38:35 PM PST by !1776!
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To: cracker45

Indeed?

We need not attack each other. We need to save that energy for the enemy.

I am very much afraid my FRiends. For our country and our freedom.

I bide you all good nite.

And I pray for you and this Nation.

God bless


99 posted on 01/11/2012 9:39:46 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: CharlesWayneCT
The real problem is that a lot of people once considered on our side, like Haley, Coulter, Bolton, and others, aren’t backing the conservative candidates. Why?

Because, as much as we might like, the world really isn't black and white and they know it. Our job is to push the tide to white, even if we need to cross a few streams of grey along the way.

100 posted on 01/11/2012 9:43:11 PM PST by !1776!
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