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Pat Toomey: Mitt Romney is a conservative (Another Vichy Republican sellout like DeMint...)
Morning Call ^ | 3/23/12 | Colby Itkowitz

Posted on 03/24/2012 5:43:31 AM PDT by jimbo123

Mitt Romney got the next best thing Friday to an endorsement from U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, he got validation.

"I think Mitt Romney is a conservative and if he's president, he'll govern as a conservative," Toomey, R-Pa., told reporters after a speech to the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, the annual gathering of conservatives in the state.

Toomey made his mark in Washington hunting down and replacing Republican moderates in Congress with Republican conservatives as president of Club for Growth, a powerful anti-tax group.

A tea party kingmaker, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., also affirmed Romney's conservatism after meeting with him Thursday on Capitol Hill.

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Mitch McConnell has all of his boy-toys on a leash.
1 posted on 03/24/2012 5:43:39 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Yeah, Mutt is a pro sodomy, pro abortion, pro socialism, pro unconstitutional bailout conservative.


2 posted on 03/24/2012 5:46:51 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: freedomfiter2

You forgot pro gun control.


3 posted on 03/24/2012 5:58:53 AM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: jimbo123
The GOP-E is doing a full-court press this weekend to get Mitt coronated.

First DeMint, now Toomey---the clear hope is that TEA Party folks will now "get their asses in line" now that these two obvious party-first hacks have spoken out about what a great Conservative Romney is.

Won't work! If he's the nominee, then I'm writing in Sarah Palin's name, and the GOP-E can go to hell!

4 posted on 03/24/2012 5:59:02 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

Yet again, hope triumphs over experience.


5 posted on 03/24/2012 5:59:06 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: jimbo123
I think Mitt Romney is a conservative

The word "think" says it all about Mr. Etch-A-Sketch.

6 posted on 03/24/2012 5:59:59 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Toilet paper, the poor man's gold. It will hold its value better than the dollar.)
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To: wolfpat
Pat Toomey: Mitt Romney is a conservative (Another Vichy Republican sellout like DeMint...)

Mitt Romney is conservatoid.
7 posted on 03/24/2012 6:00:50 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: jimbo123
"I think Mitt Romney is a conservative"

Think again, Patty.

8 posted on 03/24/2012 6:01:32 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Timber Rattler
The GOP-E is doing a full-court press this weekend to get Mitt coronated.

First DeMint, now Toomey---the clear hope is that TEA Party folks will now "get their asses in line" now that these two obvious party-first hacks have spoken out about what a great Conservative Romney is.

Won't work! If he's the nominee, then I'm writing in Sarah Palin's name, and the GOP-E can go to hell!

I used to always pass this quote around to people, when they were being tempted to do the expedient thing, and go with the crowd politically... the lesser of two evil crowds, I'd guess you call them. It was one of the things that made me stand tall for Newt through all the slings and arrows, especially of family and friends.

"I was there when we had the numbers, and not the principles, and was there when we had the principles and not the numbers."

~ Jim DeMint, on the Mark Levin program, 09.14.10, on why he opposed Mike Castle, DE Rino.

Kiss my ass, DeMint.

9 posted on 03/24/2012 6:04:43 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

DeMint put on his GOP-e kneepads for Mitch McConnell a long time ago.


10 posted on 03/24/2012 6:06:41 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Timber Rattler
the clear hope is that TEA Party folks will now "get their asses in line"

I absolutely agree -- I think it's starting to dawn on them that an unenthused base will be disastrous for the House and Senate races. So instead of giving us a candidate we can be enthused about, they tell us we should be . . .

I was planning on writing in Newt, though of course Sarah would be splendid!

Speaking of Sarah, has anyone else noticed how everyone has picked up her use of "common sense"? Obviously, she didn't invent the phrase, but I think she gave it new life -- I'm hearing it recently from both Obama (who wouldn't know common sense if it bit him in the @$$) and McConnell. Never heard it so much in years past!

11 posted on 03/24/2012 6:07:03 AM PDT by maryz
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To: jimbo123

I had Toomey’s number quite awhile ago.

They always tip their hand.


12 posted on 03/24/2012 6:08:18 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Without virtue, happiness cannot be. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: true believer forever
Kiss my ass, DeMint.

Yep, DeMint just proved himself to be a first-class hypocrite.

13 posted on 03/24/2012 6:09:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: EternalVigilance

Toomey and DeMint have been Etch A Sketch candidates from the very beginning.


14 posted on 03/24/2012 6:10:40 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I think Mitt Romney is a conservative and if he’s president, he’ll govern as a conservative,” Toomey, R-Pa
________________________________________________

I KNOW yer thinker is broken..


15 posted on 03/24/2012 6:17:17 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: maryz
I absolutely agree -- I think it's starting to dawn on them that an unenthused base will be disastrous for the House and Senate races. So instead of giving us a candidate we can be enthused about, they tell us we should be . . .

You can almost envision the recent meetings in which the GOP poo-bahs sit around a conference table in DC and strategize about how to convince Conservative TEA Party folks to shut up and rally behind Romney. It seems that the latest strategy is to trot out prominent TEA Party "leaders" like DeMint to tell everyone how great Romney is and to disbelieve our lying eyes.

Makes you wonder if they've been trying to lean on Sarah Palin behind the scenes and convince her to climb aboard the Romney bandwagon?

And yeah, they've all been stealing her lines, even "all of the above" Obama.

16 posted on 03/24/2012 6:20:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123
Mitch McConnell has all of his boy-toys on a leash.

To call Pat Toomey and Jim DeMint mitch's bitches is just wrong.

Toomey is my senator and is a real conservative and show me a senator that has done more for the TEA party conservative wing of the pubbie party than Jim D.

If these guys are not conservative enough for you, you should consider the South Pole as a new home.

17 posted on 03/24/2012 6:31:41 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: USS Alaska
Toomey was part of that super Committee nonsense and expressed his support for repealing DADT (which happened just before he took office).

As for DeMint, his newfound love for Romney pretty much undermines anything and everything he has ever said or done for the Conservative movement.

18 posted on 03/24/2012 6:36:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: USS Alaska

19 posted on 03/24/2012 6:37:54 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
I started following this site during the 2000 election. At that time there were a number of people here with thoughtful analysis backed up by facts and numbers. I loved it then.

Now it has deteriorated into a constant bitching session by people who would rather send our nation down the tubes than back someone who doesn't pass their personal litmus test.

Not to much here of a constructive nature, more and more threads like this one that are just a bitch session.

Like I said in an earlier post, I am going to vote for Romney when the North Carolina primary rolls around.

Santorum can't beat Obama and a Romney presidency with a Republican Congress sure beats what we have now.

20 posted on 03/24/2012 6:41:37 AM PDT by billva
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To: USS Alaska
LOL! This is the same group that would drive Reagan out of the corral. He would not be “conservative” enough for them. Because he had prior marriages, was a former Democrat and frequently compromised with Democrats to maintain unity and relations. Reagan also increased the budget and spending while he was in office.

He would definitely be labeled as a RINO/Moderate from this malcontented crowd. Reagan dealt with this group when he was in office, and he had a special description for them. It was hilarious.

21 posted on 03/24/2012 6:44:06 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: billva

22 posted on 03/24/2012 6:45:47 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

23 posted on 03/24/2012 6:47:36 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

ALERT! DANGER WILL ROBINSON!

Everyone who ever took and tried to implement conservative positions, but is not 100% pure (according to true believing Freepers)is AN ENEMY!

Might as well just vote for the Kenyan Communist.


24 posted on 03/24/2012 6:52:42 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: jimbo123

Toomey wanted gays in the military and now showing some love to Romney and people called him conservative. lol. NOT. Santorum was RIGHT.


25 posted on 03/24/2012 6:53:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: USS Alaska
If these guys are not conservative enough for you, you should consider the South Pole as a new home.

No, you go. We're free Americans and we're standing our ground. Thanks.

26 posted on 03/24/2012 7:06:33 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (In self-evident truth, in timeless principle, in the people themselves, lie our republic's only hope)
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To: napscoordinator

Smart folks will ask themselves how much money Toomey’s organizations have received from Willard and his pals. They’ve been palling around for awhile, so I have no doubt it’s fairly substantial.


27 posted on 03/24/2012 7:08:12 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (In self-evident truth, in timeless principle, in the people themselves, lie our republic's only hope)
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To: neocon1984
Might as well just vote for the Kenyan Communist.

No, we don't vote for Leftists.

Not even the ones with Rs by their names.

28 posted on 03/24/2012 7:09:25 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (In self-evident truth, in timeless principle, in the people themselves, lie our republic's only hope)
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To: USS Alaska

I’m with you. The conservatives who endorse Mitt are not crazy SOBs.


29 posted on 03/24/2012 7:10:31 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: sand lake bar
The conservatives who endorse Mitt are not crazy SOBs.

No, they just lose their legitimate right to call themselves conservatives, since their actions don't match what they say they are.

30 posted on 03/24/2012 7:16:09 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (In self-evident truth, in timeless principle, in the people themselves, lie our republic's only hope)
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To: sand lake bar

Let me ask you a question: If someone says they support marital fidelity, but they fool around on the weekends, are they maritally faithful or not?


31 posted on 03/24/2012 7:18:32 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (In self-evident truth, in timeless principle, in the people themselves, lie our republic's only hope)
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To: jimbo123

Pat Toomey: Mitt Romney is a conservative


32 posted on 03/24/2012 7:21:24 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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Mitts ties to conservatism, and the R party, by Mitt himself.

.25 sec youtube

33 posted on 03/24/2012 7:25:48 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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"I think Mitt Romney is a conservative and if he's president, he'll govern as a conservative."

So, Pat, how much did Romney pay you for that endorsement?

34 posted on 03/24/2012 7:27:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: jimbo123

Does anyone around this site care to remember why Toomey might not exactly be pro-Santorum?


35 posted on 03/24/2012 7:32:17 AM PDT by Sam Spade
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To: Sam Spade
Does anyone around this site care to remember why Toomey might not exactly be pro-Santorum?

Well, I for one do.

Which is absolutely no excuse for propping up the most liberal governor in the history of the republic.

36 posted on 03/24/2012 7:35:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (In self-evident truth, in timeless principle, in the people themselves, lie our republic's only hope)
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To: jimbo123

toomy is a progressive and romney is a progressive and to them.. they both are conservative... kinda like helen thomas thinks that she is attractive.

LLS


37 posted on 03/24/2012 7:36:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Amen brother... power to CONSERVATIVES!


38 posted on 03/24/2012 7:37:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Timber Rattler
The GOP-E is doing a full-court press this weekend to get Mitt coronated.

Absolutely. And they're arrogantly expecting us to line up behind their RINO pick like good little boys and girls. FUGOPE

39 posted on 03/24/2012 7:42:14 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: All

In case anyone missed it, here is a video of Romney calling himself a RINO. Enjoy.

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


40 posted on 03/24/2012 8:04:18 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: EternalVigilance

No.
What about a person who fooled around 5 years ago, but no longer does?
Anyhow, I think the realm of politics is not quite as simple as your analogy suggests.


41 posted on 03/24/2012 8:13:53 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Now let me ask you this. If Romney wins the nomination, and Newt, Rick, and Sarah are up on that stage with him, are they no longer conservatives?


42 posted on 03/24/2012 8:16:13 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: sand lake bar

Not in their actions.

Sorry, but if the words don’t match the actions, I always believe the actions.

It’s just common sense.


43 posted on 03/24/2012 8:20:48 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (In self-evident truth, in timeless principle, in the people themselves, lie our republic's only hope)
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To: COBOL2Java
So, Pat, how much did Romney pay you for that endorsement?

Were these latest endorsements necessarily bought and paid for? Yes, we know about Pawlenty and Nikki Haley and certainly others. I was wondering, though, if it could be party pressure, i.e., "Endorse him or we won't support you for re-election; we'll support someone more cooperative in a primary against you." As I say, just wondering . . .

44 posted on 03/24/2012 8:23:45 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Timber Rattler
If he's the nominee, then I'm writing in Sarah Palin's name. . . .

What will you do if Palin herself endorses Romney? Palin has said she's ABO, and that includes Romney. This may present a dilemma.

45 posted on 03/24/2012 8:24:30 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Constitutional and social conservative Republican who wants to win)
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To: LibLieSlayer

kinda like helen thomas thinks that she is attractive.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Not a good example as there are few persons ‘less attractive’ than her, so we can’t get a good ‘read’ on the comparison.


46 posted on 03/24/2012 8:33:33 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: jimbo123

Captain Etch-a-sketch:
"Pat, this thingy is the perfect size.
Mount it on the roof
of my wife’s second Cadillac.
"


“Willard, what the hell is that child doing on the roof?”


Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? -
Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons,
and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron.
But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea,
which ran down the back window of the car.
David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog.
"It also strikes me as classic Romney:
it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner,
and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering
that the solution may cause."

"But the details of the event are more than unseemly
- they may, in fact, be illegal.
Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws
specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal
"in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise,
in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner
or in a way and manner which might endanger
the animal carried thereon.

"An officer for the Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded
to a description of the situation saying
"it's definitely something I'd want to check out."
The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give
a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law
but did note that it's against state law to have a dog
in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and
"if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it,
that would be illegal."

47 posted on 03/24/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: EternalVigilance
For me, I would say that they weighed the facts, used their judgment, and opted for what they considered to be the option most likely to advance the conservative cause.

By continuing to narrow down the perimeter of conservatism, one runs the risk of creating a fortress of irrelevancy.

48 posted on 03/24/2012 9:08:59 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: sand lake bar
For me, I would say that they weighed the facts, used their judgment, and opted for what they considered to be the option most likely to advance the conservative cause.

Sorry again, but some of us figured out quite awhile ago that you don't "advance the conservative cause" by supporting liberal politicians and policies.

By continuing to narrow down the perimeter of conservatism, one runs the risk of creating a fortress of irrelevancy.

Is there anything left to you that is not open to compromise?

After all, we are talking about the most liberal governor in American history, the biggest phony in American politics today.

49 posted on 03/24/2012 9:13:42 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (In self-evident truth, in timeless principle, in the people themselves, lie our republic's only hope)
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To: EternalVigilance

And yet, so many wise conservatives—including many Freepers—disagree with you on that.


50 posted on 03/24/2012 9:15:44 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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