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Video Uncovered: Romney in ‘02: ‘Only Connection’ to the Republican Party Is My Party Registration
The Blaze ^ | 3/23/12

Posted on 03/23/2012 11:26:15 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

With his conservative credentials still taking fire over “Etch A Sketchgate,” Mitt Romney is facing a new potential obstacle to his argument that he is unfailingly a Republican.

A 2002 clip, posted Friday on BuzzFeed, shows then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Romney declaring that his “only connection” to the Republican Party in the state is that “I’m registered as a Republican.”

Watch below, via BuzzFeed:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/romney-in-02-only-connection-to-the-republican-party-is-my-party-registration/


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KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; fraud; romney; romney2012; romneytruthfile
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To: My Favorite Headache

Not on Drudge! What a shock.


101 posted on 03/24/2012 3:38:51 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: RinaseaofDs

Exactly. If being a Republican is such a dreadful thing in Romney’s eyes, then why doesn’t he become a Democrat?

Does anyone hear Democratic politicians say they are “barely a Democrat”?


102 posted on 03/24/2012 9:31:21 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: My Favorite Headache

THIS, this right here is why no one trusts this guy. We all know he’s not a conservative and it’s why he will be little better than Obama.

How can he run against Obama with the constant barrage of crap like this coming out?

This country is in deep doo doo if he gets the nom because he will surely lose to Obama. Why don’t people see that?


103 posted on 03/24/2012 10:33:07 AM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: JediJones

Drudge, National Review, Townhall.com, Fox News, Ann Coulter, etc., etc., are all standing with their fingers in their ears screaming “I can’t hear you”, as day by day the reality of the Romney “conservative” fraud is confirmed by hard facts and statements of Romney’s key campaign members. The self-proclaimed spokespersons of conservatism have invested too much of their own credibility for them to admit that the guy they’re shoving down the throats of conservatives is not the man they claim he is. After Romney proves them to be the useful idiots they have allowed themselves to become, they’ll all proclaim shock that the man could have been so duplicitous. After all, like George Bush Sr., they had read Romney’s lips and wanted to believe his claims of a conservative transformation. These pseudo conservatives fall into one of three categories: Fools. Damned fools. Or deliberate liars.


104 posted on 03/24/2012 11:26:34 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: My Favorite Headache

The Problem as I see it with Romney is that he will be such a mediocre President that even if he does win he will be so middle of the road as to “not upset the apple cart” that the economy will not bloom and then in 4 years it will assure that the democrats take back power on the whole meme that the “economy didn’t recover”.

Not to mention any GOP president is going to be so damned hated no matter how “moderate” they are. Mittens will get so damned gun shy that he will be ineffective and the MSM and the Democrat controlled media will smell blood and keep attacking him even as he retreats and this will paralyze him to what needs to be done to restore the economy and defuse all of Obama’s horrible regulatory actions.

Newt is going to be hated like hell anyways and HE KNOWS THAT, but he also knows that he will have the people who put him there behind even if the Media doesn’t paint it that way every night at 5:00pm.

So therefore, Newt (who thrives on antagonism instead of flinching from it) will take the bold measures to recover the economy despite being thrashed every night on the MSM news channels. In Four years the MSM will be flabbergasted like their were on election night in 1984, because the man on the street will notice the economy improvement.

Mitt is a Flincher, Newt is a Clincher

Definition of a Clincher:

a decisive fact, argument, act, or remark

Definition of a Flincher:

to withdraw or shrink from or as if from pain

We are so SOL if Either Mittens gets in or Barry gets a second term.

Mittens would only slow things down and then in four years the GOP would be blamed so much but with little to show we would still be in an economic malaise the likes of Carter’s worst dreams. This would GUARANTEE a Democrat Victory over the house the senate and even the presidency in 2016. They would not be pulling any punches as they would run someone that would make Obama look like a middle of the road moderate. Because they know they would have a very good chance of winning. Not to mention the class warfare game that could be played to Bolshevik conclusion during that election if we get Romney and mediocre performance out of him which is very much likely.

Of course Obama winning would be a very much “nothing to lose” second term that would see him likely either completely destroying the economy so badly that they play the game of “Destroy and Support” in that they would destroy the economy and then support the people as the “great savior” thus ensuring either “Glorious Revolution” or the mass construction project of making millions more so dependent that they will have a permanent grip on power that would only come undone with Blood sweat and tears, but mostly Blood and Tears.

ABO and ABR, because we really need Newt or maybe Santorum if we get desperate, heck I would even take, heaven forbid (I can’t believe I am saying this), Ron Paul over Romney for the reasons above.

So I repeat once more: Newt is the Clincher, and Mitt is the Flincher.


105 posted on 03/24/2012 12:14:49 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sir Clancelot
Mitt-Witt!!!

It IS you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sooo the rumors of you having an FR account are TRUE. And since '99!!

That's some kinda record for RINO-sleeper trolls, lol
106 posted on 03/24/2012 2:11:46 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Well the Republicans in Massachusetts are RINOs so distancing oneself from them isn’t necessarily bad in and of itself. So here we have one RINO (Romney) distancing himself from other RINOs. yawn


107 posted on 03/24/2012 2:47:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: My Favorite Headache; All

Quote Link “In the wake of the devastating Detroit riots of the summer of 1967, Michigan Gov. George Romney, a liberal Republican, met the radical organizer Saul Alinsky to discuss the grievances of the urban black poor,” he explained.

Photos of the meeting can be found in the archives of the Library of Congress.

Kaczynski noted that a book on George Romney quotes the former Michigan governor telling his allies, “I think you ought to listen to Alinsky.”

Political analyst and think-tank researcher Steve Baldwin believes that Mitt Romney was definitely impacted by his father’s association with Alinsky.

108 posted on 03/24/2012 4:44:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: flintsilver7

Obama will be the death of the country.

Romney will be the death of the country.

What exactly is your point?

Hank


109 posted on 03/24/2012 5:57:16 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Watch the clip closely:

Romney was trying to distance himself from the incumbent Republican machine in that election in Massachusetts.

Reagan wasn’t “chummy” with the Republican Party either. He was a loner, guided by strong principles.

Romney may not have as strong principles, but he is an odd loner type who doesn’t hang with the party bosses to curry favor. He got a lot of money, so he doesn’t need the “machine” for money.

So I don’t take this video to mean that Romney is saying “I’m not a Republican” even though on many counts one could say so on his record.


110 posted on 03/24/2012 6:48:52 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Well, based on that my point is that you’re a moron if you can’t see the difference between those two. Obama has basically run to openly destroy the country we know. You’re arguing that despite Romney campaigning *against* that, he’ll just change and do the exact same thing.

I mean, that’s fine, I guess. It just makes no sense. Just go right on ahead campaigning for Obama. I’m sure your handlers would approve.


111 posted on 03/24/2012 7:59:21 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: flintsilver7

So you’re saying you BELIEVE Romney? Just clarifying. Can you tell me WHY you believe him when he says even though he’s appointed leftists in the past, he won’t do so any longer? I’m genuinely curious.

Hank


112 posted on 03/24/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: flintsilver7

Looking at your posting history I see you’re very likely a closeted Mythbot. You know you can’t openly campaign for your guy here, so you keep saying things like “people who can’t see the difference between Obama and Mitt are stupid.”

You know what I notice, though? You NEVER give us any evidence in support of the proposition that Romney is any better. Never offer a single way in which your guy Myth is an actual conservative. You criticize Obama...well we all know he’s pure filth, that’s gimme. But you offer nothing by way of evidence supporting your guy.

I wonder why that is?

Never mind. I don’t really.

Hank


113 posted on 03/24/2012 9:02:10 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

You haven’t actually looked at my posting history if that’s what you think. I did not support Romney at any point this cycle and I didn’t support Romney in 2008 until it was between Romney and McCain. If it were between Romney and Paul, I might consider supporting Romney then, but otherwise I do not particularly care for him.

He isn’t “my guy” so I do not have to support him against any other Republican candidate. Romneycare is a serious issue. Romney’s history and his constant “I’m not conservative” moments in the past sure aren’t helpful. You would think this would hurt him against Republican challengers in the primary, but they all have their faults too. They aren’t the same type, mind you, but that combined with the Romney attack machine was enough to win. Romney wins like a Democrat and that sickens me.

The problem is once it’s Obama and Romney, that’s not even a choice. Obama is *awful*. As I said, there couldn’t possibly be a worse President. The worst one could (or should) reasonably expect from Romney is what he did in Massachusetts - not very conservative at all, but certainly a bloody hell of a lot better than Obama. Anybody with a brain who’s put five seconds of thought into this realizes that Romney *has* to be better than Obama, so it follows that anybody who doesn’t see that either isn’t playing with a full deck or is an Obama plant in the first place.

Good day.


114 posted on 03/25/2012 5:42:09 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Red Badger
>>So, he’s and ADMITTED RINO<<

Romney sooo reminds me of a cheap trick, wild Bill used car sales guy.

Putta tan plaid polyester suit on this guy with solid white loafers and he'd fit the bill. Just like a freakin used car salesman, they'll tell you anything just to sell.

This is exactly what Romney is doing. Adjust his stand on a variety of issues depending on the audience.

You folks that voted or are bout to vote for Romney will get exactly what you asked for...a weak liberal deceiver.

115 posted on 03/25/2012 6:08:41 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Red Badger
>>So, he’s and ADMITTED RINO<<

Romney sooo reminds me of a cheap trick, wild Bill used car sales guy.

Putta tan plaid polyester suit on this guy with solid white loafers and he'd fit the bill. Just like a freakin used car salesman, they'll tell you anything just to sell.

This is exactly what Romney is doing. Adjust his stand on a variety of issues depending on the audience.

You folks that voted or are bout to vote for Romney will get exactly what you asked for...a weak liberal deceiver.

116 posted on 03/25/2012 6:09:36 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Sir Clancelot
Heck, people call Romney the “establishment candidate”. What I like about him is he doesn’t even hang out with the so-called Republican establishment.

Gracious Gumbo! Are you out of your mind?

117 posted on 03/25/2012 6:13:49 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: NavyCanDo

I have read many comments from Freepers saying the exact same thing over the years, distancing themselves from the Republican establishment.

Freepers do it because the party is too liberal, Mitt thinks the party’s too conservative.


118 posted on 03/25/2012 6:34:50 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I bet you really went out and celebrated Santorum’s Louisana landslide. Not bad for an “absolute waste”.


119 posted on 03/25/2012 11:22:51 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: flintsilver7

Obama will be the death of the country.

- - - -
And so will Romney. Contested convention is our best bet of saving this country.

The problem is too many broken glass republicans keep rolling over while they keep feeding us more and more leftists. It is past time for rebellion.


120 posted on 03/25/2012 12:26:08 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: IceAge; flintsilver7

Don’t know much about Mormonism do you?

BTW, I don’t hate Mormons, I pray for them and I cry for them, but I don’t hate them.

I do hate Romney, but I would hate him regardless of his religion. He could be a born again Christian and I would SILL hate him just as much. I hate him because he is an evil socialist who is lying to make people think he is a Republican.

I can’t believe how many people on here are so stupid as to be falling for the idea that Romney will be any better than Obama. He won’t.


121 posted on 03/25/2012 12:29:46 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: Vaquero

The Massachusetts health plan, Romneycare if you prefer, was put together by the health policy guy at the Heritage Foundation. In fact, he was there for the signing of it. Heritage is hardly a leftist organization. There is a difference between what a state does for its people and what the federal government requires of them.

Those who want conservative purity will always come up short, as peoples views change as do the context for their decisions. If you think Romney was too liberal in Massachusetts, consider that his legislature was about 80% Democrat. Yet he balanced the budgets there while governor, during economic times when none of us would have cared if he hadn’t. Santorum never made control of spending a priority while he was in Washington, and he voted for No Child Left Behind and the Medicare prescription drug legislation. Why does he get a pass and Romney doesn’t.

And please remember that our model of conservatism, Ronald Reagan, raised enormous taxes during his term as governor of California. Yet he was able to get tax cuts through a Democratic Congress while president.

Not sure why you can call him a Crony Capitalist, since those people tend to have to spend lots of time in government to provide tax deals etc, that benefit their cronies.


122 posted on 03/25/2012 12:35:00 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Vaquero

The Massachusetts health plan, Romneycare if you prefer, was put together by the health policy guy at the Heritage Foundation. In fact, he was there for the signing of it. Heritage is hardly a leftist organization. There is a difference between what a state does for its people and what the federal government requires of them.

Those who want conservative purity will always come up short, as peoples views change as do the context for their decisions. If you think Romney was too liberal in Massachusetts, consider that his legislature was about 80% Democrat. Yet he balanced the budgets there while governor, during economic times when none of us would have cared if he hadn’t. Santorum never made control of spending a priority while he was in Washington, and he voted for No Child Left Behind and the Medicare prescription drug legislation. Why does he get a pass and Romney doesn’t.

And please remember that our model of conservatism, Ronald Reagan, raised enormous taxes during his term as governor of California. Yet he was able to get tax cuts through a Democratic Congress while president.

Not sure why you can call him a Crony Capitalist, since those people tend to have to spend lots of time in government to provide tax deals etc, that benefit their cronies.


123 posted on 03/25/2012 12:36:19 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: mkjessup

Nice try, you disagree with me and I’m a “sleeper troll”. That’s original. And you support who?


124 posted on 03/25/2012 12:41:47 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: reaganaut

You can’t be helped. There’s a difference between Romney not being conservative and Romney being no different from Obama. His past executive experience should be indicative of what he would do as President.

If you believe that’s no different than Obama, then you’re not living in the real world.


125 posted on 03/25/2012 12:54:19 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: reaganaut

I will pray for you that you lose that hate.
I have at least 10 Mormon friends. My ex-daughter-in-law was raised in a Mormon family. Yes, I do know something about their religion. I don’t agree with it, but I certainly don’t hate them.

I must tell you that hate you feel comes across in your posts. Anyone who is not filled with hate can see it plain as day.
I wish you well and hope you can overcome that hatefulness you feel towards Romney. God be with you.


126 posted on 03/25/2012 1:16:47 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: flintsilver7

I agree, he (Romney) has real world experience in business. Obama has now real experience other than riling up the less educated to get them more food stamps, welfare and to hate rich white folks.

He is still doing the only job he knows only know he’s doing it from our WH.

I don’t believe for a moment that Romney would be inciting race riots and encouraging people to avoid work and draw unemployment for years at a time.

There are so many differences in the two men that anyone who isn’t filled with hate for Romney would see that.


127 posted on 03/25/2012 1:24:15 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: Sir Clancelot
Nice try, you disagree with me

So do a bunch of other anti-Romney FReepers.

And you support who?

This isn't about me, it's about you being an apologist for Mitt-Witt, do you support Romney, yes or no?
128 posted on 03/25/2012 1:41:42 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: IceAge

I wonder if these people are just blinded by hate or actually leftist plants. I mean, if you took the absolute worst of all of Romney’s executive experience both in business and as the head of a very liberal state, it would still be objectively far better than anything Obama has done.


129 posted on 03/25/2012 1:43:58 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: mkjessup

Yes, I support Romney. That doesn’t make me an apologist for him.

I would hope that on a website like this, we could disagree without lighting the torches to burn each other’s castle down.

So, who do YOU support? Or are you the only one to ask the questions?


130 posted on 03/25/2012 1:46:49 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Sir Clancelot
???
Hey if the Heritage Foundation, developed Marxist Obamneycare, then they have jumped the shark.

I am not crazy about Santorum or Newt, but both are head and shoulders above Mittens.

I hope for a Brokered convention and would not be unhappy if selection of Romney caused a donnybrook inside the convention between the RINOs and Patriots.....that finally either sounds the death knell for the Republican Party or resurrection of the Republican Party.

you can be with the RINOs.

131 posted on 03/25/2012 1:51:16 PM PDT by Vaquero (Molon Labe)
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To: Sir Clancelot; DarthVader; 50mm; darkwing104; onyx; Jim Robinson; All
Yes, I support Romney.

Sniff the air Sparky, that just might be a waft of ozone coming your way.

That doesn’t make me an apologist for him.

Your post #11 suggests otherwise.

I would hope that on a website like this, we could disagree without lighting the torches to burn each other’s castle down.

Perhaps you didn't get the memo:

Romney Supporters Banned From Free Republic
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2800991/posts

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 4:05:31 PM by Jim Robinson

Free Republic founder Jim Robinson has a message for supporters of Mitt Romney: go away.

In an email to POLITICO this afternoon, Robinson admitted that the site routinely blocks Romney supporters from posting -- and offered no apologies for the practice:

"Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Governor Romney is none of the above. His record is that of an abortionist, gay rights pushing, gun grabbing, global warming advocating, big government, mandate loving, constitution trampling, flip-flopping liberal progressive with no core values. That and the fact that he is the chief architect and advocate for ObamaCare disqualifies him for any consideration whatsoever on Free Republic as a potential nominee for the presidency."

So, who do YOU support? Or are you the only one to ask the questions?

I support Newt, as does our esteemed Founder.

If you support Romney, you are no conservative, and you've got no business being on a true conservative website.
132 posted on 03/25/2012 1:58:26 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Vaquero

I like Romney so I have to be a RINO? Whatever

Perhaps you should verify the Heritage Foundation’s role in Romneycare. It’s all verifiable. An insurance mandate at the state level is a bit different than an insurance mandate at the federal level. And an healthcare program that covers all Americans is probably a good thing. What screws it up is when politicians add to what is mandated as coverage, as this is what increases the cost and makes it unaffordable.

If Romney wins 1144 votes, why would that bother you? Each state voted. Why deny the will of the voters? And if you think a brokered convention would produce a better candidate, someone who wasn’t interested enough in running during the primary, but will step in three months before the election. That would be a heyday for the Democrats, who could drag every piece of tripe about the candidate in the three months before the election. At least with the present candidates, pretty much everything that has been said has already been said, so the Dems won’t be able to make as much hay out of it.


133 posted on 03/25/2012 2:07:26 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Red Badger

You ought not to let RINOs out loose. They’re liable to hurt someone.


134 posted on 03/25/2012 2:11:06 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Sir Clancelot

You didn’t just drink the Romney Kool-Aid, your snorted it directly out of the envelope and up your nose.

I repeat: you support Romney means you’re a sell out and NO conservative. You can kid yourself but don’t try to sell the rest of us that bill of goods.


135 posted on 03/25/2012 2:12:26 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: flintsilver7

I know this is a conservative site and not a Republican site but this vile hatred of a man who is on our side of the aisle is just beyond belief.
Perhaps you are right, they must be leftists trying to split the vote in favor of Obama.
I certainly hope this hatred isn’t because of his religion. That seems to be the only other possiblity. I would rather believe they are all leftists.


136 posted on 03/25/2012 2:19:59 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: mkjessup

I wasn’t aware Free Republic was into ethnic cleansing for political purity.

You support Newt, you say. What about his public service announcements about the crisis of Global Warming? I believe those were with Pelosi. Sponsored by Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Change. Supporting cleaner energy. He now says it was a mistake. So I presume you forgive him for that?

Romney changed his stance on abortion. Rather than praise him as a convert, you convict him for his former view. How can you be sure Newt won’t go for the Globaloney and Green energy crap?

Romneycare was created with extensive help from the Heritage Foundation. Not exactly a bastion of Liberalism. And Newt supported individual mandates before he didn’t support them.

Is Romney perfect? No. But none of the others are either. Its just a matter of how much in each candidate you’re willing to overlook.

If Free Republic chooses to block me, so be it.


137 posted on 03/25/2012 2:21:57 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Sir Clancelot; Jim Robinson; stephenjohnbanker; All
*PING* to JimRob,

"I wasn’t aware Free Republic was into ethnic cleansing for political purity."

Say Boss? I didn't know you were an 'ethnic cleanser', guess you didn't get the memo from 'Sir Clancelot' eh?

You support Newt, you say. What about his public service announcements about the crisis of Global Warming? I believe those were with Pelosi. Sponsored by Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Change. Supporting cleaner energy. He now says it was a mistake. So I presume you forgive him for that?

Newt has more than redeemed himself with conservatives, and the only bottom feeders who are still trying to beat him over the head with the above mentioned 'global warming' deviation are the GOP elites, RINOs and (*gasp*) attack trolls in the pay of, or volunteering their services to Mitt-Witt.

Romney changed his stance on abortion. Rather than praise him as a convert, you convict him for his former view. How can you be sure Newt won’t go for the Globaloney and Green energy crap?

Tell ya what Sparky, even IF in your hypothetical world Newt were to once again embrace that whole global warming craziness, I think that most conservatives would cut him much more slack, than to trust your boy Mitt when it comes to the subject of abortion. He all but bent over and offered to be anally penetrated by NARAL and the pro-abortion crowd in his now infamous September 2002 meeting prior to his run for Governor in Massachusetts when he suggested that they could "use his voice in Washington" in moderating the pro-life position of the GOP. Mitt changes his positions like a weather vane in a damn tornado, and you think he can be trusted? BWHHAHAA!!!

Romneycare was created with extensive help from the Heritage Foundation. Not exactly a bastion of Liberalism. And Newt supported individual mandates before he didn’t support them.

Romneycare was wrong, and if the Heritage Foundation had anything to do with it, they were wrong too. Newt is on the record for not only opposing 0bamaCare, but repealing it. You and your fellow RomneyBots fail to comprehend that IF Romney is the nominee, his Romneycare abomination will be just one of countless targets upon his back that the 'Rats will aim their fire.

Is Romney perfect? No. But none of the others are either. Its just a matter of how much in each candidate you’re willing to overlook.

Romney is FAR from perfect, in fact he would be more at home in the 'Rat Party because (brace yourself now) HE IS A LIBERAL from a LIBERAL STATE, and any conservative that lacks the inner moral compass and votes for that lying sack o' sh*t has merely voted for '0bama-lite' and we all damn well know it. 0bama is pouring socialism down our throats, Romney will simply serve it up in crystal goblets.

If Free Republic chooses to block me, so be it.

That's up to JimRob, but if you had any class at all, you would just opus your Romney-lovin' ass right on outta here.
138 posted on 03/25/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Red Badger

you nailed it- not ONLY a RINO but AN ADMITTED ONE

MAKE THIS GO VIRAL

Gingrich/Santorum or Santorum/Gingrich
or Palin/Either at the convention (as long as Gingrich is a very vocal member of the team during the race!!!!!)


139 posted on 03/25/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: mkjessup

While Obamacare was being debated, Newt was taking a million bucks from Fannie or Freddie doing “consulting” work, or as others might interpret it, lobbying conservatives on Capitol Hill to take a favorable view to them.

Newt supported the personal mandate. Not sure how you get around that one.

Newt has redeemed himself with conservatives for his global warming video with Pelosi? OK, and he thought Ryan’s budget plan last June was “conservative social engineering”. I think Ryan’s plans have been reasonable and worthy of discussion.

I have enjoyed this website for 13 years. If participating is now dependent on which Republican candidate I support, then I think it is a sad day for conservatism. If you and I can’t disagree without you suggesting I “opus my Romney-lovin’ ass right on outta here”, then what is there left for you to discuss if everyone here is a Newt-lover? Maybe we can share a room when Newt colonizes the moon.


140 posted on 03/25/2012 5:07:26 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Sir Clancelot
If you and I can’t disagree without you suggesting I “opus my Romney-lovin’ ass right on outta here”, then what is there left for you to discuss if everyone here is a Newt-lover?

Go back upthread and read that post from JimRob back in November. He made it abundantly clear that Romney supporters are NOT welcome here, because Romney is NOT a conservative, he is a liberal that ran from any association with the Reagan years, does it not occur to you that if we are guests in Jim's house, and he says (for example) "no smoking in this house", that it is not only rude as Hell but disrespectful as well to light one up?

You want to promote Romney, this ain't the website to proclaim your support while slashing and trashing the candidate who our host HAS stated is worthy of the support of Free Republic. I agree with that stand. You do not. The choice should be clear for you: GTF out.

Maybe we can share a room when Newt colonizes the moon.

You're out of luck. I'm not queer. But I'm sure you can find some Massachusetts homos who appreciate what Mitt did for them with his 'pride day proclamation' and they'll be happy to share accomodations with you.
141 posted on 03/25/2012 5:20:49 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Sir Clancelot; Jim Robinson

If you want to sing Willard’s praises here

At least wait till after the convention if we are unlucky enough to be saddled with this POS for a candidate. Then at least it will be “anybody but zer0bama” time again ( reference Juan McCain 2008)


142 posted on 03/25/2012 5:29:01 PM PDT by Vaquero (Molon Labe)
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To: mkjessup

You want to promote Romney, this ain’t the website to proclaim your support while slashing and trashing the candidate who our host HAS stated is worthy of the support of Free Republic. I agree with that stand. You do not. The choice should be clear for you: GTF out.

I am not slashing and trashing other candidates, I merely pointed out some of the discrepancies in their conservative credentials, as you had with MItt.

Telling me to “GTF out”. Now that’s a great solution to someone you disagree with.

Suggesting we “share a room on Newt’s moon colony was sarcasm, apparently lost on you.


143 posted on 03/25/2012 5:51:19 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Sir Clancelot
'sarcasm', that's what you say now, I think you're a unrepentant booty bandit.

I'll bet you got one of these things for every member of your family:

144 posted on 03/25/2012 5:59:28 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Vote for RuPaul ?

NEVER!

:)

(Besides, it’s too late. Already did my patriotic duty and voted for Newt.)


145 posted on 03/25/2012 6:02:14 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Mitt Trotsky and his wingman RuPaul should return to Iran.)
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To: mkjessup

You caught me: I just want some Newtie Booty. Guilty.

Kudos to your creativity. I hear they will be serving “Moon Pies” on board.


146 posted on 03/25/2012 6:39:18 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: No Socialist
"We’re screwed with Romney. Gingrich is the only one that has a chance. And he’s a long shot with all the fodder about him.

Plus his wife looks like an ice queen and she doesn’t come across as likeable. She needs to mess her hair up a little bit."

i'm sure she's a nice person, but I agree with you. She looks like a 'stiff'. It's bad enough that she's a visiible, constant reminder of Newt's baggage, but if she could portray some warmth & looking like most normal women do instead of like a 'helmet head', it would help Newt a lot!

I'm still with Newt because he's got the ability to do again what he did as Speaker & we need someone like that to put this country back on track.

Santorum never ran anything & would be lost as president. He is not a leader.

147 posted on 03/25/2012 8:39:06 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: servantboy777
Romney sooo reminds me of a cheap trick, wild Bill used car sales guy.

LOL, my son-in-law is a used car salesman and his name is Bill!.............but he's no Romney, by any measure! His arsenal in his gun cabinet will attest to that!.............

148 posted on 03/26/2012 6:25:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: entropy12

I largely agree with your analysis, though I see a larger window for Santorum than you. But assuming you are correct, Romney is slightly less socialist than Obama, but compared to any Constitutional conservative, he isn't worth a hill of beans. I'd rather have the enemy on the line in front of us all, than the one hiding in our uniform at our back. Going into a brokered convention with Romney so damaged he cannot possibly win is enough success for me. I'll worry about who the sidelines candidates are on that day. For now, I'm pleased to support Santorum who has the momentum. And if Gingrich obtains some momentum I'm willing to support him as well. Bottom line, the only existing candidate that is guaranteed to throw this election to Obama is Romney. If he becomes the nominee, we have already lost. And therefore, if for no other reason, "anything but Obama" precludes me from supporting him. No Romney, no way.


149 posted on 03/26/2012 12:38:51 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: MacMattico
"If we can win both houses, and Romney picks a decent VP, I would vote for him."

Well, we'd have to be talkin' about one charming mother$#@!in' VP. I mean he'd have to be ten times more charmin' than that Coolidge back in the 20s, you know what I'm sayin'?

150 posted on 03/28/2012 7:44:59 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Rick Santorum...conservative? See "Bridge to Nowhere" and "Arlen Specter.")
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