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SEND LIZZIE BORDEN TO WASHINGTON ... Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 21 Mar 2012 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 03/22/2012 2:08:00 AM PDT by Rummyfan

Any Republican governor of a blue state who manages to balance the budget without raising taxes should be a nominee for Mount Rushmore, to say nothing of president.

Mitt Romney was governor of a state so blue, it's North Korea with more Irish people, and he balanced the budget without raising taxes.

Even Ronald Reagan raised taxes as governor of California, imposing a $1 billion tax increase his first year in office. It was the largest tax hike by a governor in the nation's history, raising income, corporate, sales and inheritance taxes. Five years later, Reagan raised taxes again by another $1.5 billion.

To be fair, unlike liberals, he also provided tax rebates that, over his tenure in office, totaled $5.7 billion, including $4 billion in property tax rebates.

But even Reagan didn't stop the growth of state government: While he was governor of California, the budget increased from $4.6 billion to $10.2 billion.

Republicans are able to contextualize Reagan's record -– it was California! -- but seem unable to contextualize Mitt Romney's record, even though he had to govern a state far more liberal than California was half a century ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at anncoulter.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; coulter; reagan; romney
Not posted yet? Has Ann been banned from FR?


1 posted on 03/22/2012 2:08:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

did romney borrow money to balance the book, because borrowing money is worst than raising taxes


2 posted on 03/22/2012 2:12:47 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Rummyfan
Ann is heping to turn the knobs on Mitt Etch-A-Sketch Romney.

Mark Levin still likes her and hopes when all this is over she will reclaim her sanity and we can all be friends again.

3 posted on 03/22/2012 2:22:27 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Hey Newt Romney! You lost already! Get outta the way!")
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To: Rummyfan

RomneyCare is a failure in MA. It has not fixed health care. How does Ann justify why Romneys hacks worked on SoetoroCare and used RomneyCare as a blueprint. Meet the new RINO, same as the old RINO.


4 posted on 03/22/2012 2:27:34 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Rummyfan
Mitt Romney was governor of a state so blue, it's North Korea with more Irish people, and he balanced the budget without raising taxes.

And by signing RomneyCare he guaranteed future state budgets that would far outstrip his states ability to finance them. Not exactly Reaganesque.

A Republican governor that institutes a vast new social welfare program that is guaranteed to bankrupt his state is not what I would consider Presidential material.

5 posted on 03/22/2012 2:42:53 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 4rcane

Maybe Mitt did not raise taxes, but he did raise FEES


6 posted on 03/22/2012 2:43:52 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: 4rcane

IIRC, he raised the fees (like licensing, registration, etc.) instead.


7 posted on 03/22/2012 2:45:17 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: 4rcane; MAexile; tiger-one

If he had borrowed, by definition the budget would not have been balanced..

I don’t recall him significantly raising any existing fees, he did initiate fees are what had previously been “free” services, e.g., parking lots a Walden Pond.

Massachusetts cannot constituitionally borrow money, and no debt or bond issued that has the full faith and credit of the Commonwealth. The Big Dig is funded by a state moral obligation agency, the Mass Turnpike Authority. The bond holders can repossess the Massachusetts Turnpike.


9 posted on 03/22/2012 3:24:37 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Rummyfan

Jumped the shark, eh Ann??? How's that workin' out for ya.

10 posted on 03/22/2012 3:26:49 AM PDT by Vaquero (Molon Labe)
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To: Rummyfan

Skeletor for Romney....The rest of us aren’t.


11 posted on 03/22/2012 4:08:47 AM PDT by Fireone (Gingrich/West 2012. (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: Rummyfan

Coultergeist and Smudge have jumped the shark and mean nothing to me.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 4:33:45 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Happy Rain

That is never going to happen with the base. She is persona non grata.

LLS


15 posted on 03/22/2012 4:35:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Rummyfan

She’s Mitt’s “Meghan McCain”.


17 posted on 03/22/2012 4:46:40 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Rummyfan

This woman is incredibly ignorant or she is being purposely misleading to try to get a liberal elected as the GOP nominee.

As with many states, by constitution the MA budget must be balanced each year. There is no accomplishment or feat to it and the power of the opposition party is not a factor.


18 posted on 03/22/2012 4:49:25 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Mitt is not a Conservative, he is a RINO at best. He does not take responsibility for his actions as Gov. of MA, claiming he had to deal with a Democrats, well his one.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 4:54:30 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: Rummyfan

I could really care less about anything this cocktail sipping, backstabbing, elitist fraud has to say.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 4:54:56 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

AMEN. Well said!


21 posted on 03/22/2012 5:02:49 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Rummyfan

Oh, and the “without raising taxes” is a crock too. Romney raised taxes and, especially, fees.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 5:18:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mkjessup

I was not thinking... my deepest apologies. ;-)

LLS


23 posted on 03/22/2012 7:46:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: tiger-one
Mitt is a superb administrator, and arguably a fiscal conservative. I would call him a social conservative in the sense of not having the government intervene in family or religious life. He is not hostile towards gays or other unconventional types, he just doesn't want to use the government to advance their agenda. He's not as libertarian as I would prefer, but we can all agree, he's a dammed sight better than the incumbent.
24 posted on 03/22/2012 9:09:24 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; All
You're out of your effin' mind, the only difference between 0bama and Mitt-Witt is that 0bama (if re-elected) will continue to pour the bottle labeled 'socialism' down America's throat against our will, if Romney somehow gets in there (unlikely), the same bottle of socialism will continue to be served up, except in exquisite crystal goblets.

0bama is a pro-abortionist pig, Romney ran to the LEFT of that child-murdering fat slob Teddy Kennedy while proclaiming that he not only didn't want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, he did not want to "return to Reagan-Bush", and as for him not wanting to "use the government to advance the [homosexual] agenda", that didn't stop him from using the governmental apparatus of the State of Massachusetts in May 2004 to proclaim "Youth Gay Pride Day".

Fiscal conservative? Don't kid yourself.

- Gun permits raised from $25 to $100, in fact state fees overall increased by 500 million during his time as governor and corporate tax rates went up nearly 400 million.

- Let's revisit that homosexual issue too: when Romney was Governor of your fine (snort) state, refused to consider GOP lawyers for 75% of the 36 judicial vacancies he had to fill, preferring to appoint Democrats or independents, including two homosexual lawyers who were advocates of expanding same-sex 'rights'. Now ask yourself what sort of SCOTUS nominees a 'President Romney' would make? NOT MUCH DIFFERENT than Snootomeyer, Kwazy Kagen, et al.

- During Romney's tenure as Governor, the GOP lost more seats in the Massachusetts house than at any time since the Civil War.

Had enough yet? Oh wait:

"he's a dammed sight better than the incumbent."

GIVE ... YOUR ... HEAD ... A ... SHAKE.
25 posted on 03/22/2012 10:19:46 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Bottom line he has weak personality, stumbles when he speaks, which gives me the impression he is a lier. He is not a fixer, plus his Romney Care never-mind it’s ties Obama Care. If it is not Newt we are finished.


26 posted on 03/22/2012 2:39:35 PM PDT by tiger-one
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To: tiger-one

I can think of dozens of people I would prefer to Romney, but Romney is just sooooo much better than Obama.

I still remember reminding my wife in 2008 what the alternative was. Actually, Obama far exceeded my worst fears. Obama 2.0 would be that much worse.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 5:36:48 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Rummyfan

Thanks for posting Ann’s column this week Rummyfan.

I was away from the ‘puter all afternoon so I couldn’t do it.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 3:05:54 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Ann Coulter makes a better case for Romney than Romney himself makes or deserves. The only thing that can truly be said for him is that he’s better than Obama and that’s the faintest of praise.


29 posted on 03/23/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Rummyfan

They didn’t raise taxes, they raised- um- fees and BORROWED.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 6:22:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Rummyfan
Not posted yet? Has Ann been banned from FR?

I don't think you are supposed to post anything from any GOP elected officials, former elected officials, campaign advisers, talk show hosts, or columnists. They are all RINOs. The last real conservative Jim DeMint was outed when he said he did have a problem with Romney.

Leftist sources that attack Romney are OK still.

31 posted on 03/23/2012 6:28:50 PM PDT by Once-Ler (There are two paths! One is America, the other is Occupy!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Once again I am reminded of the words of Thomas Sowell who had criticized George Bush for raising taxes and other policies yet endorsed him in his race against Clinton. He said,”The choice is between a second class fireman and a first class arsonist.”


32 posted on 03/23/2012 8:07:16 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: 9YearLurker
This woman is incredibly ignorant or she is being purposely misleading to try to get a liberal elected as the GOP nominee.

She knows exactly what she is doing. She thinks Mittens is gonna win it, and she's jumped on his wagon early in order to reap the rewards in case he does.
33 posted on 03/23/2012 8:51:26 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
She thinks Mittens is gonna win it, and she's jumped on his wagon early in order to reap the rewards in case he does.

So how does that help her if/when Romney gets gunned out of the sky by the Media-'Rat Liar Axis next fall?

That's like being the first-string shortstop on the last-place team in the American League. (Which will probably be the Astros next fall. They can't even win an argument about staying in their own league.)

I don't think Ann wins much by deliberately p.o.'ing a bunch of conservatives who have demonstrated their elephantine memories about people who stabbed them in the back.

34 posted on 03/23/2012 11:43:51 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Inwoodian


”The choice is between a second class fireman and a first class arsonist.”

That’s awesome.

First time I’ve seen that quote.


35 posted on 03/24/2012 12:48:32 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Rummyfan
Has Ann been banned from FR?

With such wetness for Mitt she WILL be!

36 posted on 03/24/2012 3:54:29 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
...but we can all agree, he's a dammed sight better than the incumbent.

Uh, no; we can't.

To say that he SEEMS better would be closer to the truth.

What did we KNOW what OBAMA would have brought us; 4 years ago??

37 posted on 03/24/2012 3:58:40 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
What did we KNOW what OBAMA would have brought us; 4 years ago??

Change that line to:


Did we know what OBAMA would bring us us; 4 years ago??

No.

Romney is a dyed-in-the-wool MORMON; who is convinced (some might say DECEIVED) that Thomas Monson is a Prophet of GOD.

I would guess that he ALSO believes that Joseph Smith; founder of his chosen religion; was one, too.




...the presidential campaign of Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith in 1844: “Challenging Democrat James Polk and Whig Henry Clay, Smith prophesied that if the U.S. Congress did not accede to his demands that ‘they shall be broken up as a government and God shall damn them.’

Smith viewed capturing the presidency as part of the mission of the church.


38 posted on 03/24/2012 4:03:46 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: af_vet_rr
She thinks Mittens is gonna win it, and she's jumped on his wagon early in order to reap the rewards in case he does.

Would we see a LOT more rainbows; if we elected an openly GAY President?

Would we see a LOT more mosques; if we elected a fervent believer in ISLAM to the Presidency?

Would we hear a lot more bluegrass; if we elected Larry the Cable Guy to be President?

Would we see a LOT more duos on the streets; if we elected a firm believer in MORMONism as President?

39 posted on 03/24/2012 4:09:03 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Inwoodian

Roger that.


40 posted on 03/24/2012 5:38:47 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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