Skip to comments.Etch a sketch Romney: Just like Obama
Posted on 03/30/2012 3:41:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Mitt Romneys campaign manager did not simply make a gaffe when he said the campaign would reset, like an etch a sketch. He hit a meme that defines Romney. Romney will erase anything he has said in the past as long as it will get him votes today.
While Romney has been all for drilling and lowering prices as a candidate, what he did as governor was far different.
He is calling for Obama to fire his Energy secretary, EPA administrator, and Interior secretary, saying they are to blame for high prices at the pump. No question in my mind that theseI call them the gas-hike triothat those three are on a mission to drive up the price of gasoline and all energy so that they can finally get their solar and their wind to be more price-competitive. Thats what they want to do, Romney said on Monday.
Curiously overlooked, though, is just what a shift this rhetoric is from the approach that Romney took on the issue of gas prices while governor of Massachusetts. Befitting his profile as a moderate Republican who cared about the environment, Governor Romney responded to price spikes by describing them as the natural result of global market pressures and by calling for increases in fuel efficiencythe same approach that he now derides Obama for taking as president.
At moments, Romney went so far as to make high gas prices out to be a welcome reality for the foreseeable future, one that people needed to learn to live with. When lieutenant governor Kerry Healey, a fellow Republican, called for suspending the states 23.5 cent gas tax during a price spike in May 2006, Romney rejected the idea, saying it would only further drive up gasoline consumption. I dont think that now is the time, and Im not sure there will be the right time, for us to encourage the use of more gasoline, Romney said, according to the Quincy Patriot Ledgers report at the time. Im very much in favor of people recognizing that these high gasoline prices are probably here to stay.
When Romney was a governor, he was a liberal. He liked the high gas prices, just like Obama likes them. When he had the chance to give consumers some relief from high gas prices, he acted just like a liberal.
This is nothing new for the etch a sketch man. He does not want us to think about anything other than what he is saying today. That is why the etch a sketch meme is resonating. It is so true about Mitt Romney. He literally erases what he has said or more importantly what he has done, depending on the day.
When are the Republicans going to buy a clue? Romney is as liberal as Obama. He is not an anti-American Marxist like Obama but his policies are just the same. There is a reason why former Romney advisors went to work for the Obama Regime.
Romney is the candidate who cannot beat Obama. If for some reason Obama managed to lose the campaign, there would be almost no noticeable change from the Obama Regime to a Romney administration.
We have not had a conservative Republican nominee since Reagan. How many times does the GOP shove moderates or liberals down our throat before we do something about it? There is a reason why we all look back to the glory days of Reagan. We do not look to the glory days of George H.W. Bush. There werent any. Nor do we look to the glory days of Bob Dole, George W. Bush or John McCain.
Unless we can deadlock the convention and force the issue, we are totally screwed by Mitt Romney. We conservatives have a choice. Either we get serious and take over the GOP or we go to another party. If Romney gets the nomination, he becomes the de facto leader of the party. Dont look for conservatives to have any influence with the party. It will be more of the same northeastern RINOs who have given us such winners as John McCain and Bob Dole in the past.
Romney may be close to the point where he actually locks up the nomination. When that happens, look for the true Mitt Romney to show his colors.
Since Romney is a liberal, trust me, we conservatives wont like it.
Not true. 0bama has a ‘race card’ and plays it often to get away with crimes against America.
Stop trashing Republicans. The Supreme Court is too important. Rick and Newt had their chances.
They are two sides of the same coin.
“Stop trashing Republicans.”
Given that the face of the GOP now are the likes of Bishop Willard and Murkowski, to hell with them.
No. cain, Gingrich, Bachman and Santorum did not have their chance. They were deliberately eradicated against the will of the people! Romney is the king of RINOs!
And the “race card” will be the most telling weapon Obama will use against Romney. Something like “it’s not nice to hit the girl”, only it would be racist to criticize the phony black man, as that is just unfair, man. So like McCain before him, Romney would be humbled and constrained before he even has a chance to take the gloves off.
I am not so very seriously concerned that Mitt Romney would take this country on a leftward drift, as ANYTHING he would do should he supplant Obama in office would by definition a distinct move back to the center. What I worry about is that Mitt will just pre-emptively surrender any of a number of perfectly good issues that would have had any other occupant of the Oval Office facing the threat of impeachment from his OWN party. But these are not normal times, and the Democrats are a craven lot, unable to clean the trash and debris from their own lake, lest the lilies should die.
Perhaps the lilies OUGHT to die, rather than to keep that fetid open sewer merrily burping and churning out ever more corruption and just a lot of things that are hard to look at.
But is Mitt the person who will force the Democrats to look upon their own errors and shortcomings, and change for the better? There is something gravely wrong with America today, and yet, the compromise with evil just goes on and on.
Mitt, you have a huge army out there, ready to take up the task of bringing America back to its basic foundations, and build on those foundations, a renewed and even better America. Do not despise them, for they are your salvation and your means to achieve great things for the world, a most worthy goal for any historic figure.
rinos or conservatives.
you better hope the conservatives never give up.. heck with the lemming republicans.
Well we’ll have King O for another 4. How did we get here? Neutralizing Tea Party by branding them “racist”? Donors did not support any R candidsate but Mitt got lotsa bucks. Why? Yes, I know the old song about we had too many conservatives and they split up the votes. We should have stuck with Sarah but media said her negatives are too high. Did anyone ever tell us what Mitt’s negatives were? Until Now? and we learn they are higher than a kite. So are O’s. We have fallen into the media trap. Of course they create reality for most voters, so no wonder.
Whatever candidate Goldman Sachs wants, Goldman Sachs gets.
stay vocal, don’t just vote for the “inevitable” .. and we can have Palin rock an open convention!!!
“Well well have King O for another 4. How did we get here?”
By compromising since 1988, until the distinction between the GOP Mensheviks and the Democrat Bolsheviks is so slight as to be meaningless.
So when did Rick quit? I thought he was still in and if so, why isn’t anyone helping him stop Romney.
It’s like the race has been declared over, no coverage of WI, no talk of stopping Romney and going to an open convention. And the entire party ‘endorsing’ Sketch. Is it because Newt met with Mittens and then declared him the winner?
I’m serious, I think I’ve missed something.
Media is the biggest probklems. Rick was within 7,000 votes in Ohio but media immediately gave Mitt credit for a HUGE win. In Iowa Rick actually WON the caucuses but declared Mitt the big winner. Ohio was “lost” due to outspending 12 to 1. There were a lot of people in Ohio trying to stop Mitt. Rick should have been credit for very close second
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.