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Mitt Romney: It’s not like the president can “precisely set the price at the pump”
http://hotair.com/greenroom ^ | March 07 2012 | TINA KORBE

Posted on 03/07/2012 3:31:20 PM PST by Para-Ord.45

Yesterday, Mitt Romney said he’s “not going to say outrageous things about the president.” Trouble with that statement is that “outrageous” is a pretty subjective adjective. Outrageous to whom? Apparently, Romney meant to say he’s not going to say anything about the president that would outrage the left — because he doesn’t seem to be afraid to say something about the president that would outrage the right. In fact, he did just that earlier today, when he essentially said the president shouldn’t be held responsible for the high price of gas.

“I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely set the price at the pump,” Romney said in an interview on CNBC.

Oh, Romney, you’re right technically — but don’t you realize that precisely setting the price at the pump is also precisely what Obama longs to do? He wants to set the price of gas not so as to alleviate the burden on American consumers but so as to make his favored forms of energy more economically appealing to them.

In an excellent article in National Review magazine this month, Kevin D. Williamson illuminates this clearly. Williamson writes:

"As it happens, the Obama administration has been busily undermining domestic energy production in the United States, because its central-planning manifesto says that the U.S. economy should cease to run on petroleum and begin to run on other forms of energy: wind, hydro, geothermal — air, water, and earth being the favored elements, fire being in the political doghouse. (Like I said: occultism.) In his latest budget proposal, President Obama proposes to continue offering tax benefits to U.S. manufacturers in the hope of increasing exports, but he intends to exclude from that benefit energy firms — which just happen to be positioned to export a great deal of natural gas to a world market hungry for the stuff …

So we are to double our exports, which were going to double anyway, but we’re to do so by favoring goods that nobody wants and that are not made here … over goods that are made here that everybody wants and that just happen to fall into the category of goods that represent the majority of our trade deficit."

That’s the trouble with Romney’s pledge: If he’s unwilling to unmask the president for who and what he is, he doesn’t stand a chance in November.

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"That’s the trouble with Romney’s pledge: If he’s unwilling to unmask the president for who and what he is, he doesn’t stand a chance in November. "

I agree.

So, the RINO leftist thinks that despite his ideological pal Barry Hussein EXPLICITLY stating he wants higher gas prices, his Energy secretary ADMITTING high gas prices is POLICY, and Barry Hussein ADMITTING his policies mean electricity rates will NECESSARILY SKYROCKET , it`s not his fault !?

TOAST !

1 posted on 03/07/2012 3:31:24 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

This is precisely why I will not be able to bring myself to vote for this man. He is not an instinctive conservative. His initial impulse is to “reach across the aisle.” Guess what, every time you do that you get back a hand covered in sh*t, enough already...


2 posted on 03/07/2012 3:38:08 PM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Rmoney must like the taste of foot...


3 posted on 03/07/2012 3:39:18 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Para-Ord.45
“I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely set the price at the pump,” Romney said in an interview on CNBC.

We are toast if this man becomes POTUS OR 0bama gets reelected.

With 0bama at least he is professed as being a member of the party of jackasses, Romney is attempting to be an impostor of one who isn't but still is a jackass.

So we may have a choice of a jackass or a donkey come November.

4 posted on 03/07/2012 3:41:35 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Para-Ord.45

he must be getting coaching from McCain.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 3:44:10 PM PST by MNDude
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To: JrsyJack
He is not an instinctive conservative.

Gosh, what was your first clue my FRiend?

Was it Romney care or just his general all around spinning of his head to talk a different direction at will to politically please?

6 posted on 03/07/2012 3:46:40 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Para-Ord.45
WTF is wrong with this guy? Just when I start thinking I may have to warm to reality, this idiot snaps me back to true reality. If it becomes mitt vs zero, mitt will be reciting the Queensberry rules while zero hits him about the head and face with garbage can covers and 2 x 4’s
7 posted on 03/07/2012 3:47:28 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Para-Ord.45

This guy has a total tin ear when it comes to politics. He’s done less with more than any politician in recent memory.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 3:47:37 PM PST by circlecity
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To: JrsyJack

I think his initial impulse is that government is good, and makes markets “function better”. As has been shown time again when the government intervenes it makes the problem worse, and only results in more government intervention.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 3:56:41 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: kosciusko51

“Rmoney”

Did you do that intentionally? That is great!


10 posted on 03/07/2012 3:59:32 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: JrsyJack
This is precisely why I will not be able to bring myself to vote for this man. He is not an instinctive conservative. His initial impulse is to “reach across the aisle.” Guess what, every time you do that you get back a hand covered in sh*t, enough already...

Actually, he's not even close to being a conservative as his own record of actions, and acheivements show.

Here is just a small list of the things that Romney has done, and they are horrible:

1. A Stern Warning to the “Conservative Elites” about Mitt Romney
Published by Peter LaBarbera at 1:00 pm under ’Pro-Family’ Compromise, Romney
Contact: John Haskins
JHaskins@ParentsRightsCoalition.org
508-480-0705 

A Stern Warning to the “Conservative Elites” about Mitt Romney

Through their silence, the elites are assisting a political cancer that has profound consequences for our children and grandchildren

We write the following because we must oppose the deception of the American people by powerful and influential conservatives. Many in the conservative grassroots no longer trust the “conservative” media, lawyers and leaders, whom they see as serving the GOP establishment regardless of the will of the conservative base, regardless of the truth.
 
Most of us are not allied with any presidential candidate. But we are troubled by the unethical and Orwellian cover-up of Mitt Romney’s role in catastrophic events in Massachusetts, once the cradle of American liberty. Actions he took as governor were beyond the pale. As Romney twice explained to the homosexual “Log Cabin” Republicans, it would take a Republican to enact their agenda (www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2006/12/romneys_thought.html ).

Attorneys, journalists and pundits must be fearless and selfless watchdogs of politicians and guardians of democracy. This is a sacred trust that is being defiled. Silence about ugly truths, such as the points enumerated below, is a betrayal of the lofty status we claim in a constitutional republic. Pay the price of courage. Tell America the truth.

Phony Pro-Life “Conversion”

Issue # 1.  Mitt Romney established abortion as a “healthcare benefit” in his own government-run healthcare plan at $50 per abortion — after his supposed “pro-life conversion.” (http://www.mahealthconnector.org/portal/binary/com.epicentric.contentmanagement.servlet.ContentDeliveryServlet/About%2520Us/Connector%2520Programs/Additional%2520Resources/cc_benefits1220_pt234.pdf ;;;) He created a permanent, official government role for an unelected Planned Parenthood representative on the health care board.

Issue #2.  Romney’s well-timed “pro-life” conversion for the Republican primary pulled a “states’ rights” committment out of nowhere to hedge his political bets. His claim that states’ rights trump the unalienable right to life is inconsistent and unprincipled: he simultaneously opposes an amendment to protect human life, but claims to support one to preserve marriage! What happened to Romney’s committment to “states’ rights?” 
 
Issue #3.  Unforced by anyone, Romney overruled his own Commissioner of Public Health and lied about state law in order to compel Catholic hospitals to issue abortifacient pills — in violation of their freedom of religion enshrined in the United States and Massachusetts Constitutions. Using exactly the crafty political theatre he employed to cover his actions on same-sex “marriage” and homosexual adoption, Romney posed as defender of the very thing he was destroying, gallantly “asking” the legislature to create a special “religious exemption” for Catholic institutions. Even Democrat former governor Mike Dukakis publicly agreed with Romney’s commissioner of public health that state law already grants a “religious exemption.”

“Gay Marriage,” Gay Adoption and Pro-Homosexuality Propaganda In Schools

Issue #1.  In another flagrant lie about the law, Romney told Catholic Charities’ adoption and foster agency they had to give children to homosexuals even when normal mother-father families were lined up to give them a home. Again, he deployed his standard smokescreen, gallantly proposing a “special exemption,” with a wink of his eye to the militantly pro-homosexuality legislature. Again, he got caught. Former governor Dukakis pointed out that the “state law” that Romney was citing as requiring gay adoption was non-existent. It was merely an executive regulation that a governor can rescind with a few strokes of his pen. Romney was apparently fulfilling secret 2002 campaign promises (http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/12/is-romney-working-with-log-cabin.html ;;;) to Republican homosexual power brokers whose endorsement he coveted and received. He had sought no backing from social conservatives. 
 
Issue #2.  Romney says the Boy Scouts should accept homosexual scoutmasters and that homosexuals have “a legitimate interest” in adopting or producing and raising children.
 
Issue #3.  Though Romney pretends he opposed homosexual “marriage,” he did the opposite. In 2002 he opposed a  marriage amendment that would have prevented homosexual “marriage.” 120,000 citizens, including his wife, son and daughter-in-law signed the amendment petition. Romney’s militant pro-homosexuality Republican predecessor, Governor Jane Swift, and Democrat legislators openly violated the constitution to deny the citizens their right to vote on the amendment. Even the ultra-liberal Massachusetts court ruled that they were violating their oaths and the Constitution. Romney failed to oppose their subversion of the law or to defend the people’s right to amend their own Constitution. ( www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/may/07051409.html )

Issue #4.  Since the notorious Goodridge court opinion discovering a constitutional right to “gay marriage,” Romney has methodically lied about the judges’ legal authority and his own legal duty to enforce the Constitution. As professor of jurisprudence Hadley Arkes pointed out, under the state Constitution, the court has no jurisdiction over marriage law. An opinion issued without jurisdiction is legally void and cannot be “enforced.” Romney also knew that the same judges had recently admitted they have no power over the legislature or governor.

The Legislature never “obeyed” the judges by changing the marriage statute to legalize “gay marriage.” Under the state constitution that was the end of the line. The court neither ordered nor even suggested any intervention by the governor. Many lawyers and law professors (including Hugh Hewitt:http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/12/hugh-hewitt-told-romney-to-defy-mass.html ;;;) told Romney to ignore the unconstitutional Goodridge opinion and embarrass the judges. Mysteriously, Romney rejected their advice. Why? The New York Times finally revealed four years later that, to win a coveted endorsement, Romney secretly promised the homosexual Log Cabin Republicans in 2002 that he would not defend the constitution against an illegal attempt by the judges to sneak same-sex “marriage” past the voters. ( www.nytimes.com/2007/09/08/us/politics/08romney.html?_r=3&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin  )

When the Legislature did not legalize homosexual “marriage,” to fulfill his secret promise, Romney claimed that the judges had. This is a blatant lie plainly refuted by the state constitution Romney swore to uphold! He quickly found willing “conservative” lawyers, pundits and “pro-family leaders” to back him up. Rather than challenge the motives, integrity and “expertise” of their own friends and colleagues, most of the conservative establishment suddenly went silent. Ignoring his oath to faithfully enforce the statutes, Romney ordered officials to violate the marriage statutes and perform homosexual “marriages.” His Department of Public Health illegally bypassed the legislature by changing the marriage certificates from “husband” and “wife” to “Party A” and “Party B.”

Romney gave orders that illegally usurped the exclusive constitutional authority of the Legislature, as proven in this devastating “Letter to Governor Mitt Romney from Pro-Family Leaders.” (www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/romney/dec_letter/letter.pdf   ). He violated multiple Articles of the Massachusetts Constitution, including one of the most vital principles of American government, which John Adams stated more forcefully than anywhere else in American law:

“In the government of this commonwealth…the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, …the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers,  …to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men. — Article XXX, Part The First

We deplore the glaring refusal of the “conservative” establishment to face the implications of a devastating article by a leading constitutional scholar, illuminating why pro-establishment attorneys have covered up Romney’s unconstitutional actions:

“The deeper failure must go to the man who stood as governor, holding the levers of the executive. And if it is countdown for marriage…it is countdown also for Mitt Romney, whose political demise may be measured along the scale of moves he could have taken and the record of his receding, step by step… [I]t became clear that even conservative lawyers had come to incorporate, and accept, the premises that gave to the courts a position of supremacy in our constitutional schemes.” — Hadley Arkes, Professor of Jurisprudence, Amherst College ( The Missing Governor, National Review Online May 17, 2004 )

We equally deplore the refusal to acknowledge the obvious truth in highly respected conservative attorney Phyllis Schlafly’s assessment:

“Massachusetts public officials … are groveling before the four judges… (Romney) said: ‘We obviously have to follow the law as provided by the [Court] and … decide ‘what kind of statute we can fashion which is consistent with the law.’
But what ‘law’? There is no law that requires or even allows same-sex marriages.” — Phyllis Schlafly ( It’s Time To Rebuke The Judicial Oligarchy (EagleForum.org, Dec. 3, 2003 )

Schlafly was right, as any honest and competent lawyer knows. The Massachusetts Constitution powerfully refutes Romney’s entire story that the judges changed marriage law and forced him to give unconstitutional orders:

“[T]he people of this commonwealth are not controllable by any other laws than those to which their constitutional representative body have given their consent.” Article X, Part the First of the Massachusetts Constitution

“The power of suspending the laws, or the execution of the laws, ought never to be exercised but by the legislature…” Article XX, Part the First of the Massachusetts Constitution

Mitt Romney created homosexual “marriage.” His “conservative” legal experts are aggressively covering up both his role and the plain language of the Supreme Law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Issue #5.  Though Romney admitted the Goodridge opinion was not based on the Constitution and that the judges had exceeded their power, he opposed a citizen’s drive to remove the four rogue judges who violated their oaths. ( http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/09/iowa-patriots-seek-to-remove-gay.html ;;;)

Issue #6.  Though Romney says same-sex “marriage” will damage religious freedom and harm children, who need both a mother and a father, he personally issued more than 190 special one-day certificates to allow homosexual “marriages” to be performed by legally unqualified persons. He claims he was “just applying the marriage statutes evenly.” But as Phyllis Schlafly reminded America, and even the outlaw Goodridge judges admitted, the Massachusetts statutes do not allow homosexual “marriages,” despite Romney’s false claim that the court “legalized” homosexual “marriage. Moreover, a governor is not obliged to issue any special marriage certificates to anyone. Since Romney says same-sex “marriage” will harm children and erode religious freedom, why did he violate the marriage statutes and issue hundreds of special permits? (www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/romney/record/ )

Issue #7.  As governor, to please Massachusetts’ militant homosexual groups, Romney aggressively BOOSTED government funding for pro-homosexuality indoctrination, starting in kindergarten. He refused to defend schoolchildren and parents’ rights against this indoctrination. He refused to order his education officials to obey the law guaranteeing that parents’ can protect their children from sexual brainwashing. ( www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/romney/record/ ) This is a continuation of his views since 1994 when he opposed congressional efforts to protect children by banning federal funding to public schools that encourage “homosexuality as a positive lifestyle alternative.” His deference to militant homosexual groups’ “right” to indictrinate other people’s children was jaw-dropping:

“I think that’s a dangerous precedent in general. I would have opposed that. It also grossly misunderstands the gay community by insinuating that there’s an attempt to proselytize a gay lifestyle on the part of the gay community. I think it’s wrong-headed…”  (www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2006/12/romneys_thought.html )

With their silence about the illegal actions and toxic legacy of Mitt Romney, the elites are assisting a political cancer that has profound consequences for our future. If anyone has convinced themselves that so-called “same sex marriage” is a fringe issue and not a grave threat to the rule of law and to children they should read Maggie Gallagher’s stunning article “Banned in Boston.” They should also investigate the pro-homosexuality indoctrination of Massachusetts children (“It’s 1984 in Massachusetts – And Big Brother Is Gay”) which had been covert, but in the aftermath of Romney’s illegal orders imposing homosexual marriage, is swallowing up parents’ most fundamental right to protect their children and control their moral education. To remain silent about the re-engineering of the human family and child psychology, and the active and dishonest role Romney has played, is a dereliction of our highest duties. 

We are among those who believe that same-sex “marriage,” homosexual adoption and pro-homosexuality indoctrination of schoolchildren hasten the decline of Western Civilization in its most crucial aspects, whether the elites face that and comprehend it or not. Yet many who have the greatest obligation are cowering in the shadows or even aiding the deception. Our silence is a fatal abdication of duty to our children and future generations, a breech of faith. It is a betrayal of the honor of young soldiers dying overseas for principles that we decided in our hearts long ago require no profound sacrifice from the elites.

The truth is this: Mitt Romney’s fictional defense of natural marriage, childhood innocence, life in the womb and constitutional governance is sustained only by our silence in the face of overwhelming propaganda. Edmund Burke famously said, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
 
Dante went further: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.”

It is very telling of today’s “conservatism” — an endless regression of sophist ironies and nuances, dissolving, in the end, into absolutely nothing at all — that dire warnings from ancient voices seem like faint, distant echoes bouncing absurdly against rock walls far below our feet, beneath a precipice that we scaled long ago in the conceits of our modern conservative minds. 

To continue in silence or in support of the craftiness and ruthless ambition of Willard Mitt Romney betrays generations past, present and future, including our own children and grandchildren.

Pay the price of courage, friends. Tell America the truth. 

Sincerely,

Judge Ned Kirby (ret.), former Assistant Minority Leader, Massachusetts Senate
Atty. Edgar Kelley, former Assistant United States Attorney, Massachusetts District
Atty. “Robert Paine,” author: “The Governor’s New Clothes; How Mitt Romney Brought Same-Sex Marriage To America”
Dr. William Greene, President, RightMarch.com
Dr. Ted Baehr, Chairman, Christian Film and Television Commission
Linda Harvey, President, Mission America*
Gary Glenn, President, American Family Association of Michigan*
Michael Heath, Executive Director, Christian Civic League of Maine*
Ray Neary, Director, Pro-Life Massachusetts (former President, Massachusetts Citizens for Life)
John O’Gorman, Member of the Board of Directors, Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Peter LaBarbera, Founder, Republicans For Family Values; President, Americans for Truth*
Diane Gramley, President, American Family Association of Pennsylvania
John Haskins, The Parents’ Rights Coalition
Gregg Jackson, Co-host, “Pundit Review,” author: “Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies,” contributor, TownHall.com,
William Cotter, President, Operation Rescue: Boston*
Brian Camenker, President, MassResistance
Mark Charalambous, Spokesman, CPF-Fatherhood Coalition, Massachusetts
Nedd Kareiva, President, Stop the ACLU Coalition
Phillip Magnan, President, Biblical Family Advocates
Rev. Earle Fox, D. Phil, (Oxford), President, Road to Emmaus, School of Judeo-Christian Apologetics (www.theroadtoemmaus.org)
Janet Folger, author, columnist, President, Faith2Action
Michael W. Calsetta, Former President, Conservative Democratic Alliance
Allyson Smith, Director, Americans for Truth-California*

* For identification purposes only. All persons are signing as concerned private citizens. This information is solely for educational purposes and not in support of any candidate.

The irrefutable proof that Romney’s “conservative” lawyers are lying to America:

“Letter to Governor Mitt Romney from Pro-Family Leaders.”

www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/romney/dec_letter/letter.pdf

“Governor’s New Clothes; How Mitt Romney Brought Same-Sex Marriage To America,” by Robert Paine, Esq. http://robertpaine.blogspot.com/2006/06/governors-new-clothes-how-mitt-romney_17.html

The most thorough documentation of Mitt Romney’s record anywhere is at:http://massresistance.org/romney/
Contact: John Haskins
JHaskins@ParentsRightsCoalition.org
508 480-0705

11 posted on 03/07/2012 4:02:08 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Para-Ord.45

Brave Sir Robin Romney


12 posted on 03/07/2012 4:05:08 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: Para-Ord.45

Romney hasn’t been a Conservative long enough to understand Conservative principles.

But you would think he would understand basic supply & demand.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 4:05:50 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Para-Ord.45

Romney hasn’t been a Conservative long enough to understand Conservative principles.

But you would think he would understand basic supply & demand.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 4:06:06 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Para-Ord.45
Mitt Romney: It’s not like the president can “precisely set the price at the pump”

Dear Mitt,

True but irrelevant sophistry.
You don't need to parrot the Idiot-in-chief.

We can all agree than when he said, without prompting, that his policies would necessarily mean energy prices woud skyrocket, that our most abundant producer of energy, coal, would be shut down, that no new drilling would be allowed Where the oil is known to exist and the gas pipeline from Canada would not be allowed to be built, then...

Yeah, an ignorant incompetent president can have a prolonged inevitable negative effect on the price of gasoline at the pump.

You really still feel competent to run for president?

15 posted on 03/07/2012 4:08:49 PM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I’ve heard Romney attack Obama on the price of gas and energy policy in every speech. I know most people here don’t actually listen to his speeches but having done so, taking this sentence out of context is just silly. He attacks Obama on this all the time. The statement that he doesn’t claim Obama sets the precise price is not controversial.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 4:14:15 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Para-Ord.45

There was an episode of The Simpsons back in ‘96 where Clinton and Dole were replaced by alien look-alikes. They held hands throughout the campaign and praised one another while hectoring the voters. Sounds a lot like Obummer and Romney.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 4:54:40 PM PST by Oratam
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To: Waryone
I can't take credit for it.

From The Blaze and other locations.

18 posted on 03/07/2012 4:56:17 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Actually, here is what Romney said in its entirety:
http://thehill.com/video/campaign/214641-romney-obama-cant-set-the-price-at-the-pump


Still, Romney bashed the president for an energy policy that he says has contributed to an energy shortage. He said Obama should do more to open up areas to drilling, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. He also criticized administration regulations.

“[President Obama] can decide how much money for oil and gas is going to other nations, and to get that money here and to create jobs here and to stabilize prices here,” Romney said. “He ought to be taking advantage of all of our offshore, and ANWR, and North Dakota and Oklahoma and Texas gas resources instead of trying to hold them off. Natural gas is a huge win for us and through the EPA he’s been trying to hold that off.”


Romney’s lack of experience as a politician keeps on showing up in these gaffes. If he gets the nomination, I hope he spends some time cleaning up the way he says things.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 4:57:42 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Watch for Romney to tell us: “You don’t have to be afraid to have Obama in the White House.”


20 posted on 03/07/2012 5:07:52 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: circlecity
This guy has a total tin ear when it comes to politics. He’s done less with more than any politician in recent memory.

That's because he's a very inexperienced politician, having spent a mere 4 years doing so, as governor of Massachusetts. No city council, state legislature or congressional stints. Gaffe-a-minutes performances like this is why it's generally a mistake to run political novices for high office. Starting from a City Council position in 1992, Palin spent 16 years in office before serving as McCain's running mate in 2008. This was why most of her missteps related to lack of substantive knowledge (re foreign policy and federal issues) rather than outright gaffes. Like every other experienced politician, she knows how to say things, although not necessary what to say. Romney has the opposite problem - lots of substantive knowledge, but no political reflexes in terms of avoiding gaffes. If Romney becomes the candidate and keeps on making rookie mistakes like this, I see Obama getting re-elected, and Palin running in 2016.

21 posted on 03/07/2012 5:08:58 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: kosciusko51

LOL!


22 posted on 03/07/2012 5:17:12 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: Para-Ord.45
I may hate myself in November, especially if obama is re-elected, but I'm not voting for Romney, not in the primary and not in November.
23 posted on 03/07/2012 6:45:27 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Soros says Romney’s the same as Obama.

That’s enough to make me hate him.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 6:52:32 PM PST by Blado (Obama's brain is a coprolite from the Late Soviet Era)
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To: Para-Ord.45

” So, the RINO leftist thinks that despite his ideological pal Barry Hussein EXPLICITLY stating he wants higher gas prices, his Energy secretary ADMITTING high gas prices is POLICY, and Barry Hussein ADMITTING his policies mean electricity rates will NECESSARILY SKYROCKET , it`s not his fault !? “

TOAST !

You nailed it!


25 posted on 03/07/2012 7:01:26 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Romney appears to be taking a page (or three) from the McCain 2008 playbook. Yeesh.

Of course, picking Sarah Palin as VP would be the one useful page from the playbook the he “O-Mitts”.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 9:34:05 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: kosciusko51; Waryone

Now thats funny raught thar, lemme tell ya, Idon’t care where ya from!!!


27 posted on 03/08/2012 4:02:43 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Zhang Fei; All

And they pummeled Rick Perry for his gaffes...

I predict the republican party is toast after this election...


28 posted on 03/08/2012 4:05:57 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Para-Ord.45

It’s almost unbelievable. Reminds me of mccain. As far as I’m concerned a vote for Romney is an act of treason.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 9:50:48 AM PST by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin)
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To: stevie_d_64
And they pummeled Rick Perry for his gaffes... I predict the republican party is toast after this election...

My first choice was Perry, because of his record as governor, in spite of my disagreement with him with respect to immigration. However, it has to be said that Perry seriously lacks the fast twitch reflexes needed to be a debater. The reason a lot of gaffes get made is because of the time pressure - people get put on the spot and need to say something quickly. A slow response under the glare of TV cameras makes the interviewee look stupid. Well, Perry alternated between non-responses and factually-wrong responses. Romney is better than Perry in this regard. His phraseology is crummy, and clearly that of a political novice, but his facts are accurate, as you might expect from someone with a sterling academic and business background.

From a biographical standpoint, I think Romney has a lot of advantages vis-a-vis Obama compared to McCain. McCain was a lousy student going up against Obama*, a Harvard Law graduate and Chicago Law professor. Romney's Harvard Law and Business School degrees, combined with his record of being a founding partner of a multi-billion dollar private equity firm neutralizes Obama's aura of being highly-qualified.

So why did I prefer Perry? Because Perry is a conservative.

* You and I know that affirmative action means McCain was probably a better student than Obama, but that's not the way these things get reported in the media.

30 posted on 03/08/2012 10:29:52 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei; All

Spot on!!!

But I look at it this way...I do not want a good debater in the WH...

I want a leader who understands their position in this government, and looks for ways to get that government out of our lives (physically, economically and socially) as much as possible...

We no longer have that kind of government...

We have a government, by the government, for the government on the backs of its citizens, utilizing socialistic methodologies to ensure and justify its existance and power over the very people they are supposed to serve...

How the hell can we beat that animal back into submission...Instead of the other way around???


31 posted on 03/08/2012 11:57:14 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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