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Source of Etch A Sketch gaffe is trusted and loyal Romney adviser (Mehlman/Rhoades/Rove mafia)
Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Philip Rucker

Posted on 03/24/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT by jimbo123

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Although Fehrnstrom is one of Romney’s longest-serving aides, he, like his boss, has no roots in the conservative movement. Fehrnstrom started out as a reporter covering alderman meetings in Boston and lives in liberal Brookline, Mass. His work as a GOP operative has been confined to New England — a region, as he often notes, that’s “pretty rocky terrain for Republicans.”

To some influential conservatives, Fehrnstrom is an enigma. It’s not that conservatives don’t trust him. It’s that some don’t even know him.

“I’ve never heard of him. I’ve been going to conservative meetings since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, and I’ve never seen him anywhere,” said Craig Shirley, an adviser to conservative organizations who has worked for Newt Gingrich, one of Romney’s opponents.

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1 posted on 03/24/2012 4:55:57 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: All

Romney Key Staff and Advisers

http://www.politico.com/2012-election/mitt-romney/campaign-insiders/


2 posted on 03/24/2012 4:58:19 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

3 posted on 03/24/2012 5:04:08 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Mr. Ferhnstrom is much more honest than Romney,
so his time is probably limited.

FERHNSTROM FLASHBACK:


"Mitt Romney went a step further in a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald.
Talking about the Mormon Church and racial discrimination, he said:
"My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit."
"Yesterday (12/20/07), Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom acknowledged that was not true.
"Mitt Romney did not march with Martin Luther King,"
he said in an e-mail statement to the Globe.


MORE MYTHS from MYTH ROMNEY


"Mitt Romney Lies About Father ‘Marching With Martin Luther King, Jr.’"
"Mitt Romney has been caught in yet another lie.
Only yesterday Romney’s claim of not supporting Planned Parenthood abortion mills was abruptly smashed by a photograph surfacing of him at one of their fundraisers in 1994.
Today, it’s Romney’s claim that his father “marched with” famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
During his “I’m a Mormon but it doesn’t matter” speech, Mitt Romney claimed he saw his father,
George Romney, marching with MLK during a 1968 civil rights march through Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
It was a stirring account of the efforts of his father to show that the Romney family have always reached across ecumenical lines.
Only one little problem… it never happened."


Against Myth Romney is 1:

"On Sunday, June 23, 1963, 125,000 people marched down Detroit's Woodward Avenue
to the Civic Center, in what was described at the time as the largest civil-rights demonstration in the nation's history.
According to the next day's account in the Holland Evening Sentinel,
the crowd at the Center "lustily booed," when representatives of Governor George W. Romney
read a proclamation declaring "Freedom March Day in Michigan." But Martin Luther King Jr. didn't fault Romney for his absence,
which the governor ascribed to his policy against public appearances on the Sabbath.
"At a news conference following the march . .
[King] refused to criticize Romney for not attending the demonstration," the Sentinel reported."

Against Myth Romney is 2:

Susan Englander, assistant editor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University, who is editing the King papers from that era,
says Myth Romney was untruthful, when she told the Globe yesterday:
"I researched this question, and indeed it is untrue that George Romney marched with [Dr.] King."

Against Myth Romney is 3:

"King never marched in Grosse Pointe, according to the Grosse Pointe Historical Society,
and had not appeared in the town at all at the time the Broder book was published.
“I’m quite certain of that
,” says Suzy Berschback, curator of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society"


Of course, you RomneyBOTs continued to attack these educated women
who have only spoken the Truth about Myth Romney and venal, odious deeds.

4 posted on 03/24/2012 5:04:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Maybe the republicans really do have a war on women and mitt romney and his cabal are waging that war?

LLS


5 posted on 03/24/2012 5:14:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Diogenesis

I don’t really care who started calling Romney Etch-a-Sketch it is very appropriate. It nails him.

You have to figure a man like Romney surrounded by brown nosing sycophants.

If elected he will be just like Obama , perhaps with less apologies, and a stronger foreign policy, but he will not get rid of Obamacare no matter what he promises, and that is essential to our survival.


6 posted on 03/24/2012 5:17:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: jimbo123

So he most definitely knows of what he is speaking.


7 posted on 03/24/2012 5:26:58 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: jimbo123
"Etch-a-Sketch" brand of politics should forever make its way into political lexicon, same as "RINO".

It is what McCain practiced four years ago, and took in many naive conservatives, combined with the RINO narrative of "inevitability". We are getting it now with Romney.

Definition? No moral core. Say anything and do anything, for tactical reasons, to be elected, even if it means reversing oneself later.

Think about it. People who could not make up their minds in early 2012 GOP primaries, then finally going down to the polls and instead of voting for maybe Cain, or Bachmann or Santorum or Gingrich, or Perry, on the spot deciding to vote for ROMNEY because "oh, heck, I guess he is conservative after all."

This is FRAUD. This is lying. This is more than clever politics.

Now we cannot believe ANYTHING ROMNEY SAYS, be it in the remaining primaries, or if he gets to the General election.

Even now, I noted that it seems he has completely dropped his "most hard-line of the pack" stance on illegal immigration. It was all script to get through the early states and conservative places using that as a conservative touchstone, only to jettison it the moment he is nominated. John McCain did the same Etch-A-Sketch tactical maneuvers when it came to illegal immigration.

Now, I call upon any illegal immigration monitoring group which gives grades, to RE-EXAMINE what they gave Romney and QUESTION HIM AGAIN to see if he has shifted his position now that New York, California and other states are coming up. I seem to recall one anti-illegal alien lobby group which gave Romney a good score on Border Issues, but now this calls of course into question which Romney was answering their questionnaire and if in fact he was in "Etch-A-Sketch" mode.

Time to start from square one with this guy on the part of all conservative public interest groups.

8 posted on 03/24/2012 5:31:13 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Fraud: Feign support on FR for weeks FOR Newt--against RICK--then slowly "come out" for ROMNEY!)
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To: Diogenesis

I think Romney is mentally deranged. Something is definitely wrong upstairs. His wires are crossed - he speaks what he wants or thinks and not reality. He’s a scary dude!


9 posted on 03/24/2012 5:34:10 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Diogenesis

Excellent JOB!!!


10 posted on 03/24/2012 5:36:10 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Fraud: Feign support on FR for weeks FOR Newt--against RICK--then slowly "come out" for ROMNEY!)
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To: jimbo123

What’s the gaffe?


11 posted on 03/24/2012 5:36:24 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: jimbo123
I wonder if he saw Obama there?

This MLK march is becoming like Woodstock or being Special Forces in Veit Nam.

12 posted on 03/24/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: nuconvert
What's the gaffe?

I had not paid much attention to the Etch A Sketch furor, so I had to do a Google search this morning.

from Technorati: Romney Camp's Blunder Gives Etch A Sketch an Unexpected Boost"

13 posted on 03/24/2012 6:13:37 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Thanks I didn’t know the origin, only heard Santorum use it, and thought it was accurate.


14 posted on 03/24/2012 6:19:31 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert; TomGuy
Thanks I didn’t know the origin, only heard Santorum use it, and thought it was accurate.

Listen to The Mark Levin Show and you'll hear stuff like this as soon as it happens, as was the case with the Etch-A-Sketch comment made by Romney's guy.
15 posted on 03/24/2012 6:22:23 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

I like Levin, but don’t like talk radio.

I read FR.


16 posted on 03/24/2012 6:28:29 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

17 posted on 03/24/2012 6:44:03 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: nuconvert
Thanks I didn’t know the origin, only heard Santorum use it, and thought it was accurate.

I thought it was accurate, too, and I don't see how it's a gaffe either. I don't get all this. How does this make Santorum look bad?
18 posted on 03/24/2012 7:01:07 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: jimbo123
Sales are up 3,000%, and their stock went from $3 to $9, I guess mittens really does know how to create jobs and get the economy going.


19 posted on 03/24/2012 7:02:06 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Venturer; All
"...but he will not get rid of Obamacare no matter what he promises, and that is essential to our survival."
Our own Sen. Minority (wimp) Mitch "go/get along-cocktail party" McConnell (RINO-E) has said to the effect..
its' too hard, to defeat/change it.. our "Dear" (dripping w/sacasm) Sen. has already conceded defeat.
I'd say, "then announce your retirement @ term; & get the hell outa the way!"
I'd fight relentlessly (to defeat this POS), for the future of our country.

20 posted on 03/24/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Thorliveshere

It’s a gaffe for Romney’s people since it originated there.
I don’t think it’s a gaffe for Santorum.


21 posted on 03/24/2012 7:16:27 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
sometimes one buttress.."re-inforces" the other; to make the sum (of the two) stronger.
LOL...get your point; I like Levine, too.
it ain't talk radio, it's the "Mark Revolution Levin Show" radio program. :-D

22 posted on 03/24/2012 7:36:02 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

If Mitch McConnell and Boehner are the best the Republican party can do we should just do away with the party.
I would love to have a second party start that is for Conservatives.

We only have one party now with two factions calling themselves Democrat and Republican.

Electing Romney is like putting a white Obama in the White House.


23 posted on 03/24/2012 8:07:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: presently no screen name

“I think Romney is mentally deranged. Something is definitely wrong upstairs. His wires are crossed - he speaks what he wants or thinks and not reality. He’s a scary dude!”

The scary part of all of this is that the moron voters of this country consider Romney and Obama to be principled, capable leaders.The other day O’Gasbag opined that Marco Rubio didn’t have the requisite credentials to be V.P. What BS, when you compare what he’s done to these two ( particularly FUBO).


24 posted on 03/24/2012 9:32:09 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Venturer; All
"Electing Romney is like putting a white Obama in the White House"
and of course; the RINO congressional weasels, shall have "cover" to do their (willful) evil deeds...
we'll have RINO President as a very convenient excuse.

25 posted on 03/24/2012 12:12:29 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: nuconvert

Okay, gotcha....

Thanks.


26 posted on 03/24/2012 6:26:04 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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