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Limbaugh: "Maybe The Conservative Alternative To Romney Is Romney" (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | March 21, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 03/21/2012 10:19:24 AM PDT by i88schwartz

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To: Thorliveshere

If you want to start a real movement then stop paying the cable and satelite companies. Turn off the enemy and hit them where it hurts, in the pocketbook. As long as Tv and big money can sway voters we will have a socialist government


51 posted on 03/21/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT by RichardMoore (There is only one issue- Life)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

47% of the Tea Party supported Romney in IL. Don’t put stock in a “secular” group...secularism is the root of our problem.


52 posted on 03/21/2012 11:17:44 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: NavyCanDo
Of course that's exactly how it went.....

But the monkeys won't let it go..that way.

53 posted on 03/21/2012 11:20:35 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Apparently you did not listen to the show.......

If you had, you wouldn't be saying what you are.

Just a heads up.........

FWIW-

54 posted on 03/21/2012 11:22:22 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: i88schwartz

BTTT


55 posted on 03/21/2012 11:22:37 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: Pollster1

Did you read about romney’s campaign spokesman saying that in the general they will hit the reset button and romney can become his progressive self again?

LLS


56 posted on 03/21/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Kazan
That is far better than deluding one's self into thinking Romney will do anything but set back both the conservative movement and Republican party for at least a decade if not longer.

Romney will do nothing to help the conservative cause. He's basically a status quo kinda guy. He won't shrink the government in any way. A slight expansion of federal government is even more likely.

Unfortunately, if he is the GOP nominee, he will be the only person on earth with a chance to prevent Obama from a second term.

By the time Obama finishes a second term, we will be a European style socialist state, on the verge of a bankruptcy that will drag the entire globe into the abyss. A few decades later, the government that rises from the ashes will most likely be some form of a global marxist dictatorship.

That said, you're right. Romney will be bad for conservatives in this country.

57 posted on 03/21/2012 11:31:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
"This weekend, my father started going soft on Romney, "I guess he's not that bad considering..."

We're all going there eventually, my dad and Limbaugh are just the tip of the spear."

With all due respect, you can speak for yourself, your father, and maybe Rush. But not for me.

58 posted on 03/21/2012 11:38:53 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: NavyCanDo

So Romney’s either the second coming of Ronald Reagan or a pandering liar? Aren’t commentators like Rush supposed to give their opinion on what the answer is to a vitally important question like this?


59 posted on 03/21/2012 11:43:20 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Osage Orange

On another thread we were reading the same nasty comments about Glenn Beck because on his radio show he also said it was a great speach by Romney.
There is way too much irrational nonsense coming from some on our side. Just about every conservative we listen to on the radio and TV or read on their blogs will endorse the nominee eventually, even if it is Romney. Are we going to ban them one after the other as they do? God I hope not.

I don’t give a GD who our candidate is in November, I will be voting for him, to send that disrespectful America hating A-hole back to Chicago.

That is the Prime Directive.


60 posted on 03/21/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Amen. I would strongly strongly prefer a better nominee (Newt specifically) but if its Mittens, I would vote for him over Obama any day.


61 posted on 03/21/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Timber Rattler
“So Rush is going wobbly now?”
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No, Rush always “pivots” to the GOP-E candidate as the nomination draws closer. I pointed that out over a month ago and predicted he would do this.

Rush is primarily a fiscal conservative. How often do you hear Rush extol the importance of the 2nd Amendment??? Barely at all and only in “offhand” tangential remarks. Rush talks profusely and in depth about sports far more than he even mentions the 2nd Amendment in passing. Most of his Constitutional commentary is limited to freedom of speech and/or political issues that relate to free market Capitalism.

Rush is about business and “the bottom line.” That's what he does and he's does it well! ...and that's not intended as a “slam;” it just “is what it is,” nothing more and nothing less.

My guess is that Rush will start to give more favorable treatment to Romney from here on out and we will hear less and less glowing commentary about Santorum. Of course Rush never gave much positive acclaim to Newt at any time and already barely mentions him. That will be how he treats Newt from here on out unless Newt somehow manages to regain momentum; in which case Rush will attempt to blunt that.

Rush's job from here on out will be to round up all the “strays” and head them back to the GOP-E corral; because the polls indicate that more and more Republicans believe that Romney is the best candidate to beat Obama; which they believe will be good for business; which Rush believes will be good for him.

Of course I, and most on FR, disagree w/the meme about the electability of Romney; never-the-less, a significant percentage of the Conservative base remains split on who they can support; hence the deadlock remains between Rick and Newt.

On the positive side, there is still some hope that Rick and Newt can somehow agree to partner together to stop Romney. We shall see.

62 posted on 03/21/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: i88schwartz

Once coronated GOP winner, Mittens will run to the center like McLame and be trounced in Nov. RINOs suck.


63 posted on 03/21/2012 11:50:06 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: JediJones

He was giving his honest opinion of the speech. It was a good one. You want him not tell the truth about it?


64 posted on 03/21/2012 11:51:59 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

I’m guessing many feel like you do......


65 posted on 03/21/2012 11:54:39 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Osage Orange

Unless, he stands up for Conservatism by endorsing Rick Santorum, I’m not interested in listening.

He has been talking about silly and irrelevant stuff.

I would imagine he was being sarcastic about Romney..but as I said, Levin is the only talk show host who isn’t afraid to expose Mittens for the fraud that he is.
And he’s a Rick supporter.


66 posted on 03/21/2012 11:55:51 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

On the positive side, there is still some hope that Rick and Newt can somehow agree to partner together to stop Romney.

Excellent post, OG.

The thing to listen for is when they say that we need to get Obambi out of office AT ALL COSTS. Translation: Support Mittens if it comes to that.


67 posted on 03/21/2012 11:59:16 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mountain Mary
So you didn't listen...but commented.

Fair enough.........

68 posted on 03/21/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: AzSteven
Face it, back during debate 1, 2, and 3, when we had a full stage of candidates, we were not discussing any of these three candidates. It was Cain vs. Perry 24/7 on FR and Newt and Santorum were in the single digits, and none of thought Romney would survive them all.

If Romney is the nominee, I just hopes he picks one helluva VP so we can have some unity once more on FR.

69 posted on 03/21/2012 12:01:44 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Christie at the beach
I always knew he would be ok with Mitt.

This is a great post. I think a lot of people who have been supporting romney for awhile, are just waiting for the right moment to come out with their support, so as to look spontaneous. This was rush's. Beck had one a couple weeks ago...

I have been convinced Rush supported romney for awhile now.

We are, have been played, for soooo long.

That's why Newt has to take it to the convention. For once, someone has to call the elites out, even if it is a failing proposition. ON TO TAMPA!

70 posted on 03/21/2012 12:05:18 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Kazan
Kazan said: "Just as Arnold Schwarzenegger was supposed to be better than Grey Davis in California?"

I never found a reason to vote for Arnold. The reason to vote for Romney over Obama is that Romney will nominate by accident Supreme Court Justices who are far better than Kagan or Sotomayor; far, far better.

71 posted on 03/21/2012 12:08:43 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: true believer forever

In fairness, Rush has always been a party person. He’s always said (even in the early 90s when I started watching him on tv) that he’d support the Republican nominee no matter what.


72 posted on 03/21/2012 12:09:04 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: true believer forever; Christie at the beach

there is a thread, where PPP has Newt polling at 20% nationally, which is where I think the battlefield is for Newt now - I have given up on santorum supporters, and singing for the choir, I think there are whole bunch of nonaligned people out there, who respond well to Newt, and maybe it’s time to seek them out more and more.. I am trying to figure out more and better ways...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2861942/posts


73 posted on 03/21/2012 12:09:28 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: brownsfan

___________ is dead to me now.


74 posted on 03/21/2012 12:13:18 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Some people tell me I worry too much.)
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To: i88schwartz

Rush has seen this rodeo. All he’s saying is if the man isn’t LYING, then this SOUNDS like conservatism DESPITE the man’s ENTIRE career as a Massachusetts moderate.

It’s a mess. We don’t have a candidate, and everyone knows it. The left wants to can Obama too, at least the one’s working for a living. They don’t have a candidate.

Both parties make this process feel like a conveyor belt. In fact, I feel like a cow in a chute headed for slaughter.

There’s no left or right anymore. That Utah facility that the NSA built was conceived under W. When Obama took a look at it, he accelerated its development.

I’m not sure there’s a dime’s worth of difference between the establishment parties.


75 posted on 03/21/2012 12:13:44 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RichardMoore
If you want to start a real movement then stop paying the cable and satelite companies.

Okay, lovely sentiment, but unrealistic. You might as well tell me to cut off my internet, too, but then how will I ever hook up with other conservatives and keep lines of communication intact.
76 posted on 03/21/2012 12:20:09 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: RichardMoore

How does that really accomplish putting together a strictly conservative political group anyway? Give me a break!


77 posted on 03/21/2012 12:23:47 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: brownsfan

So what options do we have? Santorum and Newt have blown it. Romney has more money and has been playing dirty.

Find out who is pulling his strings and work that angle maybe.


78 posted on 03/21/2012 12:26:41 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Levin is the only talk show host who isn’t afraid to expose Mittens for the fraud that he is.

I am a strong Newt supporter, but the way Levin has supported and made public his support for Santorum has really increased my respect for him. He did it as a matter of principle, and he still tries to be fair to Newt sometimes - though I understand how that can be difficult for him. I don't really understand how he can support Santorum, but at least he is putting himself on the line, and being true to his convictions.

I think Rush is a coward, for saying what kind of credibility would he have if his candidate didn't win, and he had to support another. I imagine Levin will do just fine supporting the nominee, and no one will hold his support of Santorum against him. Get some newts, rush.

79 posted on 03/21/2012 12:28:00 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
He’s always said (even in the early 90s when I started watching him on tv) that he’d support the Republican nominee no matter what.

yeah, but he's built his following, in part, on hashing off the republican elites, and then he follows their lead, it is sort of schizoid of him. And in times like this, he could be a real force for getting a conservative the nomination, gag, even if it were Santorum. I mean, at a certain point, you need to step up and put it on the line, no?

80 posted on 03/21/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: NavyCanDo
We need to keep his comment in full context.
Not easy to do in a campaign season.
81 posted on 03/21/2012 12:34:19 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Mountain Mary

got that right.

Levin is the only one who has balls enough to state the truth, Hannity has to be the biggest fraud on the conservative side, the man is pure B/S and liberal on social issues, never breaks a story and takes his points off Rush.

Rush repeats what Drudge has put up so we already know what is happening.

Why so many listen to a certain person and just go along with what they say or buy the product what that person endorses tells me we have far too many sheep which cannot think for themselves


82 posted on 03/21/2012 12:36:14 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: i88schwartz

Phooey on Willack “Etch a Sketch” oRomney.


83 posted on 03/21/2012 12:38:30 PM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: true believer forever

In the early 90s I watched his television show, but slowly drifted away as I realized that although he espoused conservative views he reverted to supporting the party no matter what in the end.


84 posted on 03/21/2012 12:39:58 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Timber Rattler
Remember how he claimed to be "severely Conservative" at CPAC and it sounded ridiculous? The man is a fraud, pure and simple.

I was disgusted at his "severely" characterization because it's not an adjective that any real conservative would use. It sounds like a criticism of the beliefs he is imitating, not like a sincere position. I wasn't too thrilled about Bush's "compassionate" conservatism either, since conservatism is by its nature the most compassionate political stance, and the adjective is redundant.

85 posted on 03/21/2012 1:02:37 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: NavyCanDo

No, the Prime Directive is that we never vote for socialists. We here are smarter than the average bears who can’t think beyond pulling the GOP lever.

Vote for a RINO? Maybe, depending on the circumstances. I knew Pat Toomey wasn’t a full-fledged conservative, but I voted for him anyway. But a self-described progressive who signed socialized medicine into law and wanted Obama to institute the individual mandate on a national level? Never! He IS Obama, regardless of how anyone tries to spin it.


86 posted on 03/21/2012 1:03:04 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost
No, Rush always “pivots” to the GOP-E candidate as the nomination draws closer.

Actually, I thought Rush was pro-Romney from the start, because Rush sallied forth to destroy Gingrich by saying that he was "anti-capitalist" for asking questions about Bain Capital (on the outer margins of capitalism) and its government connections.

Rush went to Santorum because it was clear that Mittens wasn't selling, and St Rick is exactly as big-government, GOP-E as Mittens. St Rick's total work history has been as an attorney for various organizations, sabotaging Gingrich to placate the Dems after the Contract with America was passed, a two term senator overwhelmingly rejected by his consituents, and then going back to work for the lobbyists again, in between running for president since about the same time as Romney (and even moving to various districts to do so).

I dislike Rush more and more every day. I first thought his latest wife (is she #4 or #5?) had something to do with his turn to the GOP-E side, but then I recalled that he was lousy during the last elections and spent most of his time trying to get GOPers to vote for a Dem in "Operation Chaos," which is the same model the Dems are using now to get us a RINO.

Some people have suggested that it is his deafness (and he does seem to have trouble understanding callers and often gives them bizarre answers, even though he probably uses a speech to text program) and that may be true. That's my charitable take on it.

87 posted on 03/21/2012 1:05:13 PM PDT by livius
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To: NavyCanDo

Tea Party lady Dana Loesch called on Newt and Paul to get out today.

It is getting old and they have no chance at all.

My niece who has kids 13 and 7 begged me to please vote for the nominee because her husbands business has suffered so under Obama, and shw worries for her kids.

How can I say no? Romney ain’t my cup of tea, but Obama is far worse. I gotta get some nose plugs.


88 posted on 03/21/2012 1:11:36 PM PDT by dforest
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To: i88schwartz

A vote for a third party or staying at home is a vote for Obama. Romney can not possibly be nearly as bad as Obama has been.


89 posted on 03/21/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by conservativeinferno (My SUV is the urban squirrel's worst predator.)
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To: dead

Very well said. We are getting used to the inevitability of a Romney nomination. The only thing worse than Romney would be another four years of Obama.


90 posted on 03/21/2012 1:19:53 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: dead

Very well said. We are getting used to the inevitability of a Romney nomination. The only thing worse than Romney would be another four years of Obama.


91 posted on 03/21/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: Kazan
How about this? Obama wins and that will increase the number of conservatives in the House and Senate as has happened every election under this Marxist/democrat Obama and his dismal record on the economy. Then Scalia and Thomas hold out for 4 years . and in 2016 President Sarah Palin.

Well I can dream can't I?

92 posted on 03/21/2012 1:41:33 PM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: Osage Orange

No matter what Rush said, I have heard from three media sources today that he all but endorsed Romney.

If he doesn’t clarify what he said and soon, the impression left is that he joined the list of lemmings who are falling in line for Romney.

So damage control once again, El Rushbo? You betcha.


93 posted on 03/21/2012 1:49:49 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: i88schwartz

Dear Rush,

Romney is a lying scumbag who will say anything to get elected. Don’t trust him, he is a liberal.

Sincerely,

Reaganaut


94 posted on 03/21/2012 1:50:05 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: i88schwartz

Because a nice sounding speech could turn a liberal Myth into a conservative reality - BARF!


95 posted on 03/21/2012 1:50:32 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Kazan

You nominate your best conservative and give it a shot.
If you lose you can say you fought the good fight. You didn’t compromise your principles. Nominating another RINO in the case of Romney (but much worse than Bush or McCain), is a disaster for defeat of biblical proportions.

Get ready for four more long years of Chairman Obama. Blame the Washington establishment and no one else. Conservatives can hold their head high knowing they had nothing to do with getting Romney the nomination in the first place.


96 posted on 03/21/2012 1:51:55 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Thorliveshere

Twitchy.com

Michelle Malkin’s new alternative to Twitter.
Conservative postings, etc.

A welcome respite from the infighting here at what used to be a great site.


97 posted on 03/21/2012 1:52:54 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: NKP_Vet

I agree, NKP.

It’s about priniciple now and I won’t compromise mine by voting for Romney. And yes, we can hold our heads high.


98 posted on 03/21/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Christie at the beach
Obama is not honest with who it is. It says some pro America, conservative things. But of course it is lying. Look at Obama’s actions , all marxist/statist, big government actions: exploding debt by 5 trillion, banning oil drilling etc, censoring the Internet with ACTA, etc..
99 posted on 03/21/2012 1:54:47 PM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: dforest
I say let Romney have it and we start a third party under the radar and launch it by the midterm elections. Newt and Sarah Palin are in tune to help it get started. It is our best move.

Romney is very capable of beating Obama. He has the media backing and the money to fight him. Not only that, they know what Obama is hiding and are not afraid to expose his hidden agenda. Of course Romney will double cross us, but we can hold him somewhat to the fire until we get this new party off the ground.

That alone will keep Obama on defense the whole time.

100 posted on 03/21/2012 1:59:46 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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