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Republicans Struggling to Praise Mitt Romney
Atlantic.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Molly Ball

Posted on 03/30/2012 11:31:12 AM PDT by NoRedTape

"The GOP is falling in line behind the all-but-inevitable nominee, but they're doing it with gritted teeth and a sense of obligation. Coming up with nice things to say about Mitt Romney is hard, even for his supporters.

As Romney enters what seems to be the home stretch of the primary campaign, the Republican establishment is rallying around him. But the scene is less rah-rah than obligatory, with heavy sighs all around.........."

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kevinmccarthy; rino; romney; romneyendorsements

1 posted on 03/30/2012 11:31:19 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape

“He has nice hair.”


2 posted on 03/30/2012 11:33:21 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

He is marginally better than OAD.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 11:34:56 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: NoRedTape

It’s got to be very hard to praise Obambi-lite. This Romnesy is a died-in-the-wool democrat through and through. I am embarrassed for our party to be elevating this democrat to the top of our party.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 11:35:45 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: NoRedTape
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5 posted on 03/30/2012 11:35:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NoRedTape
I think everybody is just a bit exhausted over this Primary season, and the way it has unfolded.

Most are just relieved it will soon be over and we can get on with the task of beating Obama, which should have been our main concern all along. This infighting has injured us at entirely new levels.

6 posted on 03/30/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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PARTIAL LIST OF THE FOLDED:
•Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin
•Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida
•Former President George H. W. Bush
•Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
•Sen. Mike Lee, Utah
•House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California
•Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina

7 posted on 03/30/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape
I am going to have to turn off talk radio for the next eight months minus maybe Mark Levin, so I want have to here the syrupy suck up to this guy.
8 posted on 03/30/2012 11:41:34 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (RIP Tea Party 2009-2012)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“This infighting has injured us at entirely new levels. “

WRONG!

The RNC has injured us at entirely new levels.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 11:41:47 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: NoRedTape

What’s to praise about a lying left-wing, Progressive Liberal?


10 posted on 03/30/2012 11:43:19 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: NoRedTape
As Romney enters what seems to be the home stretch of the primary campaign, the Republican establishment is rallying around him. But the scene is less rah-rah than obligatory, with heavy sighs all around.........."

Molly Ball is out of her mind.

The GOP-E has rallied around him from the beginning!!!!!!!!

11 posted on 03/30/2012 11:43:19 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: PetroniusMaximus

Romney is retaliation for the tea party which bloodied the nose of the good ole boys.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 11:43:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

“Romney is retaliation for the tea party which bloodied the nose of the good ole boys.”

Then next time we need to shed serious blood.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: cripplecreek
Exactly.
And it is NOT too early.......it hasn't been a tough primary....and there's still 5 months to go!
The GOP is ruining itself by getting behind RINO Romney. But at least we'll have 4 more years of building it up and washing the RINO's out.
Romney has Zero chance at winning in November. I mean who's going to vote for that liberal clown? Not I.
14 posted on 03/30/2012 11:50:58 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: cripplecreek

Betty, Veronica, Reggie and I were just discussing Romney-Os when Moose put a real poser to us that maybe you can answer.
Archie

Are Romney-Os made from real ingredients?


15 posted on 03/30/2012 11:53:21 AM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: PetroniusMaximus; PSYCHO-FREEP
“This infighting has injured us at entirely new levels. “..........WRONG! The RNC has injured us at entirely new levels.

EXACTLY. A LIBERAL Candidate - the worst of the worst is their choice to go against the worst of the worst. DELIBERATELY!

This goes beyond the years of holding our noses, it's a NEW LOW level that I will NOT participate in.

16 posted on 03/30/2012 11:53:37 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NoRedTape

I have heard several times that after someone endorses romney, their campaign get a donation from him. What do I find out if that is true? Rubio probably won’t get one since he’ll probably be vp.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 11:54:50 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances
I have heard several times that after someone endorses romney, their campaign get a donation from him. What do I find out if that is true? Rubio probably won’t get one since he’ll probably be vp.

I'll post an article later proving your statement true.
18 posted on 03/30/2012 11:58:28 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: NoRedTape
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19 posted on 03/30/2012 11:58:44 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

A Retard and a Blowhard.


20 posted on 03/30/2012 12:01:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: tumblindice

Real as unflavored rice cakes. Mostly air.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 12:01:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: onyx

Right! He came on the scene ‘in the lead’ with ‘the most favorite’. And he was pushing himself as a conservative! Then came he isn’t conservative enough or us!! Such a farce with their propaganda - he is a LIBERAL and doesn’t belong as a candidate in OUR election.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NoRedTape

"Mitt Romney, he's our man - if he can't do it, nobody can! Goooooooo Mitt!"


23 posted on 03/30/2012 12:05:31 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: NoRedTape

24 posted on 03/30/2012 12:10:21 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NoRedTape

Something nice about Mitt?......hmmmmmm......he’s a darn good Democrat.

Now, something nice about the atlantic......hmmm....a lot of sewage flows into the atlantic.....thank-you for holding all those turds! It’s not just your writing that stinks!


25 posted on 03/30/2012 12:12:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: presently no screen name

Romney ruined our primary for every candidate. His big money and vicious attack ads

Vote for him?

Har! I’m writing in Sarah Palin.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 12:18:24 PM 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: SoConPubbie

Thanks.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 12:22:23 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: NoRedTape

New tagline ...


28 posted on 03/30/2012 12:22:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: Linda Frances
See here for an article about the dirty politics of Mitt Romney buying endorsements
29 posted on 03/30/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: onyx

I wish Newt would run as an independent. This R election was a set up to begin with. But if Newt ends up supporting the POS by default, I’ll write in SARAH.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 12:38:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EternalVigilance
You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.

How about You can be a LIBERAL Republican like Romney or a CONSERVATIVE. You can't be both.

31 posted on 03/30/2012 12:45:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EternalVigilance

I’m borrowing that tagline.


32 posted on 03/30/2012 12:50:57 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Sybeck1

Re your post #8, I agree that Mark Levin is the only talk show host worth listening to at this point. I quit listening to Laura Ingraham the minute she endorsed Romney, for example.

I know that Limbaugh hasn’t endorsed anyone but I cannot stand to listen to that conceived blowhard anyway.


33 posted on 03/30/2012 12:57:58 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: NoRedTape

He hasn’t cheated on his wife, and he only looks a little like Herman Munster.

Sorry, that’s all I can come up with.


34 posted on 03/30/2012 1:38:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sybeck1

Me too, Sybweck1.

It’s only Levin from now on.


35 posted on 03/30/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Sybeck1
I am going to have to turn off talk radio for the next eight months minus maybe Mark Levin, so I want have to here the syrupy suck up to this guy.

I feel the same way. I will not listen to any conservative talk show host shilling for Romney.

I remember in 1992 Rush making the point character matters when going after Bill Clinton. Now, 20 years later, we may end with a nominee whose record is to the left of Clinton and who lies, flip-flops and uses the same sort of smear tactics.

36 posted on 03/30/2012 2:45:12 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: DarthVader

Yup, we’re about to nominate the guy who laid the groundwork for Obamacare. How dose he run against it when he basically invented it?


37 posted on 03/30/2012 3:21:04 PM PDT by L Ron Mexico
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To: L Ron Mexico
Yup, we’re about to nominate the guy who laid the groundwork for Obamacare. How dose he run against it when he basically invented it?

He's betting that SCOTUS will negate any need to do this. He may well win that bet, but making it demonstrates that he's *NOT* presidential material, his "nice" hair notwithstanding...

the infowarrior

38 posted on 03/30/2012 11:37:42 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: presently no screen name

>> I wish Newt would run as an independent.

The wind has withered behind every candidate’s sail. But I’m looking forward to Newt’s resurgence regardless of how improbable that may seem.


39 posted on 03/30/2012 11:44:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Sybeck1

I recognized it was a lost cause three months ago, and haven’t listened to talk radio since. *Sigh*


40 posted on 03/30/2012 11:51:06 PM PDT by Politicalmom
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To: Gene Eric

Me, also. BIG TIME!

I hear NEWT, rick and paul will be having a debate in Tx. Mitt hasn’t agreed to it, it’s still up in the air for him.


41 posted on 03/31/2012 12:05:26 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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