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Romney Adviser Norm Coleman Goes Off Message on Health Care
The American Spectator ^ | January 24, 2012 | W. James Antle, III

Posted on 01/25/2012 11:44:54 AM PST by true believer forever

Former Sen. Norm Coleman is advising Mitt Romney. He has also advised us not to get our hopes up about Obamacare repeal.

"You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president," Coleman told BioCentury This Week television in an interview that aired on Sunday. "You can't whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what's been done."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: illegalaliencare; newt; normcoleman; nothealthcare; obamacare; repeal; romney; romney4deathcare; romney4deathpanels; romney4obamacare; romneyadviser; romneyadvisor; romneybringsdeath; romneycare; romneydeathcare; romneydeathpanels; romneykilledgrandma; romneyvsamerica
Mark Levin seemed to think this was very important - and a real indication a Willard Presidency will not seek to repeal obamacare, rather simply "change it".

Right now, Willard and Newt are neck-and-neck in Florida, and too many people, after SC, are complacent about Florida. Please, wherever you are, do something for Newt, or give some money today.

Here is our battle plan that we are carrying out for the 3rd day in Florida. Please consider copying, editing, cutting, posting it, anywhere you think it might motivate people to do SOMETHING for newt NOW. It is very economical to carry out for those who do not have a lot of funds.

TEXT FOR POSTING – EMAILS – COM – ETC:

The gingrich superpac came out with an anti-romney ad that is being called a game changer:

really good read: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/24/brutal-gingrich-super-pac-ad-meet-the-men-who-gave-us-obamacare/

Donations to Newt go straight to Newt2012 - he just finished a moneybomb and raised 2 million since Sunday morning after the SC win. That is here:

http://www.newt.org/donate

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This is the link for Newt’s national phone banks, where people all over the country can call into FL; the SC phone banks were considered a huge success, and many South Carolinians said they were very impressed to hear from people all over the country who supported Newt. I feel sure the people here on FB _____ /fitb/ could help change a few minds in Florida. If you can, please try to make 10-20 calls per day. It is very simple. And please ask others. If you have relatives in Florida - and everybody does - contact them, also.

http://www.newtsnetwork.com/activism/pb/ Newt’s National Phone Banks

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I am in Florida, we are doing these major things right now:

Knocking on doors with flyers we've done, and some campaign stuff from Newt 2012; the usual information.

We are doing a sticky-note campaign, with prices from Obama’s inauguration day... for a loaf of bread, for example, then the price for today, and putting them on the grocery shelves where the products are located. We even got the prices for choc chip cookies! As well as gas pumps.

something like:

Loaf of Bread Obama Inauguration Day $____. Loaf of Bread today $____.

Had Enough? Newt Gingrich balanced the budget 4 times, created 11 million job, yada yada, whatever will fit on the sticky note.

Then

VOTE FOR NEWT. HE CAN FIX IT. www.newt.org

Here are links for prices today and January 2009:

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/under-obama-price-gas-has-jumped-83-percent-ground-beef-24-percent-bacon-22-percent

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/pricebasket.html<

>http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaq5.html<

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We are also having “Garage Sales for Newt” because some of us are tapped out money wise right now... we have 24 families so far - and are having garage sales - one big one - several small - on Friday. Florida is obsessed with garage sales if you didn’t know - with all the proceeds going to Newt. We are putting a really nice NewtPack together with some pretty stuff and informational stuff and call-for-a-ride-to-the-polls numbers, and handing those out at the garage sales... We are selling some baked goods, volunteer ladies in churches and grandmas are making for us, each with an N or Newt written on them... and we are giving away free fig newtons... which we are passing out to people- on silver trays - as they look at stuff to buy.

We are also making tee-shirts with Newt decorations done with permanent laundry marker, that can take 100 washes, so we don’t have to buy them, because decorative tees can be very expensive. We bought 300 white tees from 2 Big Lots on Special, for only 100 dollars. We are wearing and giving away the tees, also. We have some very good artists.

We are having group meetings to make yard signs, and going to lumber yards for scrap wood, so all we have to do is get is the heavy duty coreboard, or whatever they call it. So far the lumber yards have been very generous.

It doesn't matter what state you are in, you can do all these things economically, if Newt will be in your state soon.

Today newt had 2 rallies in Florida - One in Sarasota was in an airport hanger - 3000 were expected over 4500 showed up... and another with 4000. Willard’s and Sanctimonium’s rallies are getting crowds of hundreds.

I drove several vanloads to the Sarasota rally today - one load we had 14 people... nicely huddled though.

PLEASE DO WHATEVER YOU CAN FOR NEWT. IN FLORIDA NOW, AND IN YOUR STATE LATER.

It doesn’t take money. It takes commitment and energy. There is no price tag for either of those, they are priceless.

Thank you very much for considering.

1 posted on 01/25/2012 11:45:00 AM PST by true believer forever
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To: true believer forever

ObamaCare = RomneyCare. Romney still brags about RomneyCare today. He will not repeal it. Period.


2 posted on 01/25/2012 11:48:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: true believer forever

What’s so bad about saying, “Let’s repeal it and start over. There was never the kind of broad, deep consensus that’s needed for such a fundamental shift in America’s current. And there IS a consensus that it should be repealed, even if a few popular bits may soon be re-enacted. We’re not throwing the baby out with the bathwater. We’re saving the baby from drowning.”

Instead we get this plea from Romney, ‘Please believe us! We WON’T REPEAL IT ENTIRELY! PLEASE LISTEN!”

No ‘nads.


3 posted on 01/25/2012 11:50:34 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Jim Robinson

The establishment and Romney which are the same will not do a damn ting to overturn obamacare, stop the homosexual agenda, etc.

Romney and their north east /beltway talking heads on talk radio and TV have lived far too long up in the beltway and the north east that they have forgot what core vavules the republican party stands for.

The establishment thinks that they can force their candidate onto us and we’ll just shut up and go along with what they say and put out.

Well no more for me or my wife, we’ve had it especially how the establishment went after Sarah and now Newt.

They see their power threatened and they are fighting like hell to stop us so they can cling onto their punditry on talk radio/TV, power and money.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 11:55:22 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: true believer forever
Why would Romney REPEAL what made him LAUGH THIS MUCH?

THE GREATEST MOMENT IN AMERICAN CONSERVATISM

YOU ARE THERE

THE IMPOSITION OF OBAMACARE/ROMNEYCARE
AND DEATH PANELS BY WILLARD ROMNEY
AND THE FELON.


5 posted on 01/25/2012 11:56:37 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: true believer forever

Repeal ObamaCare? DADT? Get rid of the IRS?

Heck, will we even get to drill anwr and offshore under a Mittonian reign?

remember Norm was the 60th vote for cloture on an ambitious energy bill in 2005,, He voted No.

Gas is almost $4 a gallon and subject to steep increases as refineries break and re-formulate fuels.

Sorry Norm, No cigar.


6 posted on 01/25/2012 11:59:00 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
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7 posted on 01/25/2012 12:01:53 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: true believer forever
RedState's Eric Erickson said, in response,
If a Republican gets into the White House and does not sweat blood trying to repeal Obamacare in its entirety (regardless of success), I predict the end of the Republican Party legitimately. It won’t be worth fighting for if the party itself does not think it worth fighting for its voters. If the GOP takes back the White House, it’s voters will expect a real fight, not a half-hearted attempt.
(Emphasis mine.)
8 posted on 01/25/2012 12:03:42 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Diogenesis

That awful picture, lol! Thanks for posting.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 12:04:59 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: true believer forever

Norm - how can you lose your senate seat to Saturday Night Live’s “Brain Damage Guy”?


10 posted on 01/25/2012 12:06:16 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73
Norm - how can you lose your senate seat to Saturday Night Live’s “Brain Damage Guy”?

Not to mention losing an election to this guy.


11 posted on 01/25/2012 12:08:32 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: true believer forever

I have been watching Romney respond to the Obamacare question at every debate and TV appearence, and the answer is always the same - he will give the states the right to excempt themselves from it. That’s a start, but it is NOT a repeal. I have never heard him say he would “repeal” it like all the other candidates said they would. Even on the Romney web site he avoids Health Care in the “Romney on the Issues” section.

Now I’m not crazy about Newt either, but when it come to who do I trust more to govern from the right, Newt or Romney, Newt has the clear edge.


12 posted on 01/25/2012 12:09:07 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Jim Robinson

Norm Coleman couldn’t whip himself out of a wet paper bag.


13 posted on 01/25/2012 12:10:42 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Norm Coleman couldn’t whip himself out of a wet paper bag.”

For the decades I’ve been involved in Minnesota politics, I’ve rarely seen a campaign as poorly run as Norm Coleman’s was.

The unofficial slogan seemed to be “Vote For Me! I’m Not Al Franken!”

His six years in the Senate were all but invisible. I rarely, if ever, had an idea of what he was doing in DC. That’s alarming because I could likely tell you what Senators like Coburn and DeMint were involved with - but not my own Senator.

It was shameful because electing an unfunny former comedian to the Senate only helped to reinforce Minnesota’s reputation as Buffoonville.


14 posted on 01/25/2012 12:25:32 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Diogenesis
Why is it that every time I go to the toilet, the phone rings with a robo-call from Mitt Romney?

He is now, for that reason and this picture, known as $hit Romney.

15 posted on 01/25/2012 12:28:23 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: true believer forever
“He has also advised us not to get our hopes up about Obamacare repeal.”

Won't the next pubbie president need a pubbie majority in congress to repeal obamacare? Just askin’

16 posted on 01/25/2012 12:34:39 PM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: MplsSteve

Norm Coleman was A Democrat for 40+ years!!

Switched parties because the demons here did not
like some of his liberal/moderate mandates as st paul
mayor-

He is a Mitt Romney- not conservative
He is a Mitt Romney- at heart a democrat

This is who the TEA party is voting against


17 posted on 01/25/2012 12:35:22 PM PST by mj1234
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To: MplsSteve
I’ve rarely seen a campaign as poorly run as Norm Coleman’s was.

How about Emmer's. And McCain"s. But Coleman is worthless, I agree. A quintessential Romney advisor.
18 posted on 01/25/2012 12:35:22 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Diogenesis

Romneymania Sweeps America

http://www.theonion.com/articles/romneymania-sweeps-america,27155/

“The raw energy and enthusiasm Mitt Romney stirs inside people is like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Youngstown, OH auto mechanic Chris Ritenour said Wednesday. “Everything he says resonates with Americans. His moving story of growing up privileged, his inspiring rise from moderate wealth to overwhelming riches, his thrilling work in the highest echelons of corporate finance—he really speaks to the heart and mind of the common man.”


19 posted on 01/25/2012 2:03:59 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: pogo101
The main reason ex-Sen. Norm Coleman is off message: He's telegraphing what Romney intends. Romney would keep Obama/RomneyCare (with changes) because it allows the Donkey/RINO politicians CONTROL over Americans' lives. These bastards are in Obama/RomneyCare for the power and the CONTROL over all our lives. It is that simple.
20 posted on 01/25/2012 3:47:34 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: true believer forever

I am beginning to see why Coleman lost to the clown.


21 posted on 01/25/2012 3:56:56 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Jim Robinson

Norm Coleman???

NORM COLEMAN???

Isn’t he the imcumbant candidate who lost his seat to AL FRANKEN????

I sure would NOT have him for an advisor!!!!

Another example of Tone-deaf Romney!


22 posted on 01/25/2012 4:05:33 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: MasterGunner01

If so, it’s a so-called “Kinsley Gaffe”: when a politician messes up by accidentally telling the truth.

I remain puzzled as to why even a moderate, let alone a conservative, would not simply say “Let’s start over.”


23 posted on 01/25/2012 4:08:08 PM PST by pogo101
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To: ridesthemiles

I can’t go that far. This was a boneheaded comment by Coleman (... accidentally telling the TRUTH?), but he likely lost to Franken only due to voter fraud — and in The Mondale State, to boot. Frankly I’m amazed any Republican can get elected to statewide office there in the first place.


24 posted on 01/25/2012 4:10:16 PM PST by pogo101
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