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RINO Romney Is the Least Electable.
Spectator ^ | 1/11/12 | Peter Ferrara

Posted on 03/30/2012 10:27:40 AM PDT by Mozilla

Romney assured Massachusetts voters when he was running for the Senate in 1994 that he did not want to go back to Reaganomics. He said during that campaign, "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."

Romney was also one of the few Republicans in 1994 to refuse to sign on to Newt Gingrich's Contract with America.

[snip] True to form, even today Romney is effectively promising not to take America back to pro-growth Reaganomics. Cowed by President Obama's class warfare rhetoric, Romney promises to eliminate taxes on capital gains, interest, and dividends, but only for middle income Americans. He says he would do that because they, not the wealthy, were the ones most hurt by the recession.

But effective tax policy does not distribute tax cuts based on who "needs" a tax cut the most. That is Obama neo-socialist class rhetoric. Effective tax policy enacts tax cuts that will do the most to promote economic growth and prosperity.

That is what Reagan did in cutting tax rates across the board for everybody, including the wealthy who have the most resources to invest. That is what the middle class and working people actually need most, cutting tax rates that will promote their jobs, higher wages, and personal prosperity.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; rino; romney
Romney the Republican establishment businessman is telling us with his limited, crabbed policy kowtowing to Obama's class warfare rhetoric that he feels, like Bush I and Republican RINO moderates generally, that he cannot explain and defend good supply-side policy to the public. Given his background and who he is as a rich Wall Street takeover artist, he personally may be right about that. Who is going to take seriously a Wall Street millionaire calling for tax cuts for millionaires? That is why he personally is not a good vessel for carrying the Republican standard this year. He is actually a perfect caricature for the neo-Marxist class warfare arguments of Obama and the Occupy Wall Street rabble. That is one reason why Romney, in fact, is the least electable.

Romney's understanding of economic policy as a businessman is overblown.

1 posted on 03/30/2012 10:27:43 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

RINO Romney Is Not Electable.

Spectator ^ | 1/11/12 | Peter Ferrara

Heh-heh, there, fixed it.


2 posted on 03/30/2012 10:29:01 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Mozilla

If Romney wins the nomination, I’ll support him. But I’m pretty sure we’re going to get our ass kicked again, just like the last time we ran a RINO (McCain, Dole, HW, etc.).


3 posted on 03/30/2012 10:29:41 AM PDT by exist
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To: Mozilla

GET A GRIP! Whatever you may think of Romney, he’s likely all we’ll have to run AGAINST Zero, so get your head out of it, get behind him, and kick HIS a$$ if he doesn’t tow the line. Enough of this blasted WHINING cause your blessed one didn’t win. Damned kids!


4 posted on 03/30/2012 10:30:51 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: arrdon

Hear, hear!


5 posted on 03/30/2012 10:36:35 AM PDT by don'tbedenied
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To: arrdon

Hear, hear!


6 posted on 03/30/2012 10:36:45 AM PDT by don'tbedenied
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To: arrdon

Well I wish it were somebody else who I could rally behind. But I spent the past year disliking Romney. So it is not in me to be copted into supporting him all of a sudden.


7 posted on 03/30/2012 10:37:05 AM PDT by Mozilla (If Romney wins, Voting 3rd party.)
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To: Mozilla

His only chance is VP Rubio who will greatly over shadow him.

IMHO, Rubio would be a fool to accept, when he could likely have the top spot on his own in 2016.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 10:38:33 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Mozilla

“Well I wish it were somebody else who I could rally behind. But I spent the past year disliking Romney. So it is not in me to be copted into supporting him all of a sudden.”

I hear you, but I’ve spent the past 3 years increasingly despising Obama.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 10:45:29 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: arrdon

From an earlier thread:

“While it will be a bitter pill to swallow, those on the Right would be wise to realize two things. The “Anyone But Obama” approach is a losing strategy, since negative premises always produce inferior candidates.”

Romney is about as “inferior” as we can find. I won’t vote for him. Not now, not in November, not EVER!

Voting for an obvious loser will not only ensure the election of Obama but will encourage the RNC to keep running RINOs in future elections.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 10:46:35 AM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Magic Fingers

I understand. I dislike them both equally. I don’t think that I know what do since both parties are giving no reason to like them. That’s I feel up to voting 3rd party. I don’t feel good supporting Romney.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 10:48:26 AM PDT by Mozilla (If Romney wins, Voting 3rd party.)
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To: Magic Fingers

As a conservative Obama is as un-conservative as it gets. So I’m frustrated. I don’t agree with Romney.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 10:51:29 AM PDT by Mozilla (If Romney wins, Voting 3rd party.)
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To: Mozilla

Maybe you can explain why the “most electable” can’t beat the “least electable” in the primary. Odd math you’re using.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 10:58:10 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (You can take an idiot out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of an idiot!)
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To: Mozilla

Personally, I think Gingrich is the most intelligent and persuasive candidate but he’s not “likeable” according to the polls. So is he electable?

Is Rick Santorum electable? The MSM will paint him as a religious, anti-women extremist and lot’s of single females, not too politically astute, will believe it.

If the economy is still in the dumpster by November, and gas prices are still high, than Obama will lose no matter who our candidate is.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 11:03:15 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: arrdon; Mozilla
,I>Whatever you may think of Romney, he’s likely all we’ll have to run AGAINST Zero, so get your head out of it, get behind him, and kick HIS a$$ if he doesn’t tow the line. Enough of this blasted WHINING cause your blessed one didn’t win. Damned kids!

Similar comment to those who accuse of taking toys & going home.

oNLY the likes of a you would compare voting for a pro-abort socialist idol = whining & comparable to acting like little kids.

It's your kind of 'tude which has (in part) given us RINOs to begin with.

By 2036, your kids & grandkids -- having been mentored by you -- will vote for somebody to the left of Obama merely because he has an (R) by his name [if they're not extinct by then] & because he's supposedly "more conservative" than whatever (D) is running.

15 posted on 03/30/2012 11:19:43 AM PDT by Colofornian ( Tell us: Why do we want to vote for ONE socialist to defeat ANOTHER socialist again?)
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To: Mozilla
Romney is THE LEAST electable

Some Freepers don't want to hear this.

They realize then, that if they wind up voting for a nominated Romney, that they've not only wasted their vote...
...but seared their conscience forever...
...setting, perhaps, a personal precedent of voting for a pro-abortionist socialist cultic idol.

16 posted on 03/30/2012 11:21:54 AM PDT by Colofornian ( Tell us: Why do we want to vote for ONE socialist to defeat ANOTHER socialist again?)
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To: Mozilla

“I dislike them both equally.”

I’m by no means pro-Romney, but there is no U.S. politician (and very few outside the U.S.) that I find more absolutely vile than Obama.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 11:24:17 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: NavyCanDo

[Maybe you can explain why the “most electable” can’t beat the “least electable” in the primary.]

For some here, reality itself is a Paradox!


18 posted on 03/30/2012 11:30:11 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Mozilla

Well, pitch a tantrum and show your manly maturity!


19 posted on 03/30/2012 1:09:12 PM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: oldfart

So, what’s YOUR SOLUTION; buy a blow-up Santorum love-doll and put IT on the ticket?>


20 posted on 03/30/2012 1:11:00 PM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: arrdon
kick HIS a$$

And just how do you propose to do that after the election, when we've failed to do it during the primary?

Anybody-but-Obama is a nice sounding slogan, but what I want is anybody-but-a-statist. If we must have a statist in office, I'd rather have one the Republican majority will oppose rather than one the Republican majority will salute.

21 posted on 03/30/2012 1:46:27 PM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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