Skip to comments.Romney opens lead in Santorum's backyard
Posted on 04/05/2012 6:49:16 AM PDT by Ocarterma
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Oh, some of us hard-line unreconstructed right-wing conservative Calvinists do oppose the “holy days.” I regularly work hundred-hour weeks, six days per week but nothing on the Lord's Day, which is the only biblical day of rest.
But would I publicly campaign on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday if I were a candidate for office? Probably not. Considering that Rick Santorum is a conservative Roman Catholic, taking four days off from campaigning for Easter makes sense. I don't agree with Santorum’s Catholicism but I certainly do not oppose him practicing what he professes.
Thank you for the CC...
Mark said he is demanding that obama tell us in the 80 plus Golf outings that he has had since he stole his office... how many women have played with him and we want their names... that is what Mark said.
Thank you for publicly restating your position here. We're conservatives, we believe in private property, and the owners of private property set the rules on how the property will be used.
I don't want to think about what decision I may need to make if Romney is the Republican nominee, and I'm focused on trying to prevent that from happening.
But I know this for sure... I'm not going to be pushing Mitt Romney on a site against the explicit warnings of the owner.
Romney can only have a black, female, lesbian as a VP.
Fat lady is singing again - it’s going to be another one of those “hold your nose and pull the lever” elections.
And notice how absent the constant “out of the file” discourse has been on these fake debates:
Silence on their favorite “women’s right to choose” file question.
Silent on “the soaring cost of insurance premiums” (even with the fascist phony-care law attempt)
Silence on actual (type) of employment (fiscal vs. real employment creation)
Silence on what specific actual programs, Mr. Mandate, says he’ll eliminate.
Silence on why Mr. Mandate wasn’t re-elected as governor.
Mandate-Mitt has the previous Hillary suport all locked up.
The second thing to bear in mind is that Congress must be shored up with conservatives willing to roll back the regulatory power of the executive branch and its alphabet agencies. For too many years both R's and D's in Congress have ceded more and more power to the executive branch then hoped to win the big crap shoot that happens every four years. They have also been hesitant to call the Executive branch on overstepping its power cuz they think they can win the crap shoot next election.
You can't turn an ocean liner on a dime.
I will look for it from work later today and post it. It was posted on FR about two days ago. I will let you know.
“I guess wed better prepare ourselves, because both he and Sarah Palin will support Romney if hes the nominee.”
Which is what was evident 6 months ago. Reading between the lines, there could not be any other outcome. There are not enough eligible voters in this country who are pure conservatives. Just reality. Like Rush, I live in Realville.
Yes, when Karen spoke to our group of Conservative women, she said that Rick becomes Dad/husband/handi-man as soon as he walks through the door. :-)
Daughter Sarah is lovely and poised. I asked if she would do a favor for me. Being mature beyond her 14 years, she cocked her head to one side and politely said “um?” to my stupid question.
I probably woulda said “sure” and what if the supporter, ie me, asked for something ridiculous like to have Rick come over to my house for lunch. lol
Anyway, what I said was, “will you please give Bella a kiss for me?”. Her whole face lit and up and she said, “of course I will”.
Class act family. Compare the Duggars(I met 12 of them the other night!) and Santorum kids to the Kardashians.
Good analysis, Puddle.
“Fat lady is singing again - its going to be another one of those hold your nose and pull the lever elections.”
This Conservative activist has held her nose and voted for a Rino for the last time.
Actually, Rino would be a kind word for Mittens. He’s a liberal.
No thanks. My contributions will be to support and work on helping US Senate and House, local and state Conservative candidates get elected to office, which is what I do best. ..though my last several candidates have lost. Hard to keep a stiff upper lip and keep going but I will.
Here is the link to the video.
On another note...should this go to convention the question is who are the delegates?..... How much money and deals will be swung around like a lottery winning.....
We are in sad condition when the highest bidder can buy anyone....and everyone has a price.
The blame does not go to the voter WOSG....it goes to lap of the GOP who abandoned conservatism and put romney out there...again!
Romney is pro-abortion...pro-homosexual and much more...you cannot require people to support him when he will play his cards to sustain his popularity with the democrates and liberals....and you're forgetting that we are accountable to a higher power than that of simply principle....we are accountable to God for what we support... regardless if an individual believes so or not.....I will not support that which Romney promotes.
I saw enough trouble at our local county caucus in Missouri to see firsthand what a brokered convention on a national level would look like — in a county where Santorum won our primary by a huge majority, the Romney people won a majority of the delegates to our district convention because the Santorum people were split and the Ron Paul people managed to divide the vote between moderate Santorum supporters, including most of the county party leadership, and more radical people who had a lot in common with Ron Paul. In St. Charles County, things got so bad that the police were called and the caucus was shut down. The end result is the way delegates voted may have had little to do with the preferences of the people who elected them.
Gingrich is a student of history. He knew what he was talking about when he reminded people of Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood's failed bid to become the 1920 Republican nominee. I knew about that uproar long ago because I live outside Fort Leonard Wood and I do my research, but Gingrich was presumably preparing people to understand just what kind of a knock-down drag-out fight a brokered convention would look like.
The chaos at the Reform Party convention with Pat Buchanan is the only parallel we have had in modern politics, and that wasn't even close to what a brokered Republican Party (or for that matter, Democratic Party) convention would be like. The Reform Party convention was a circus sideshow that people knew meant very little. To have that kind of chaos at a major party convention would be a very different thing.
There are reasons why the Democrats pushed so hard to get Obama enough superdelegates to prevent a 2008 brokered convention. The Democrats avoided the debacle of a brokered convention — barely — and Republican leaders have understandable reasons for trying to prevent that now.
Might very well be if He intends this country's judgement to continue. He raised up Pharoah did he not? When Israel had turned her back on God.
Either way whoever wins...yes...it will be who God determines when all is said and done....for what purposes we will surely see.
"For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." Romans 13
"He removes kings and establishes kings."... Daniel 2:21
"The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever He will"..... Daniel 25
Yet there is the example of King Saul....and King David.... The people demanded a king. Finally God granted their request and gave them exactly the kind of king they wanted; .tall, handsome and strong... He looked the part of a king... They got exactly what they asked for... Of course, God warned them of the consequences..... 1 Samuel 8:4-9....... They 'chose' the kind of king they wanted and that's exactly who God gave to them. ...On the other hand, God chose David..... What a difference!
I think the difference is when God "approves" or "ordaines" a leader. We know that Obama is not good for this country...we know the voters didn't heed the warnings....they got what they asked for. Does God approve of Obama...I think not.
" When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when 'the wicked' beareth rule, the people mourn"....Proverbs 29:2
I do believe Newt and Romney are working the delegates and began doing so some time ago....as well as those who appoint those delegates. Sanatorium simply doesn't have the manpower nor connections strong enough to do so. Especially since he was the diversion away from Newt.
Am still hopeful Newt and Sanatorium can remain in this long enough to get to convention....the delegate card have not yet been played....candidates can fight the bound and unbound distribution of candidates as well.
Although I'd love to see Sanatorium drop out and give Newt the reins to take this all the way to convention. Ricks had his two man race and has failed thus far to stop Romney. So he cannot blame Newt any longer for his failures.
You see? Why would people prefer Romney over Obama when you get the same result, right down to the PC, pandering remarks? Romney is such an IDIOT....I don’t care whether women get admitted to some club or not! Let the men have their clubs and the women have theirs!
Actually I’m beginning to think that a lot of the people who call themselves consesrvatives are just as stupid as Democrats.
Six months ago, I was getting over Perry dropping out, and hoping Newt might be able to get it done, while trying not to let myself acknowledge what I knew. Romney was inevitable from day one. You could tell from the earliest debates——no matter what his performance was like, no matter how badly he got his butt kicked, he always was “the clear winner.” Every time.
Is PPP reliable, or are they an exarchate of RiNO Central?
Thanks, Mitt, for that helpful insight.
You did that on the other thread, too.
Spoken like a true RiNO troll from RNC Central, N00b. So who were you before you got zotted, or did you just establish this account to show off for your RiNO supervisor?
“McCain was at least pro-life and a war hero. But I didnt vote for him, I voted for Sarah. I will not pull the lever for the abortionist/socialist big government RINO Romney. And I dont care who he selects as a running mate. Never again.”
I fully concurr. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!”
You really hate Santorum's guts, don't you?
Actually Im beginning to think that a lot of the people who call themselves consesrvatives are just as stupid as Democrats.
The reality is that people who call themselves conservatives are as rampant as those who call themselves catholics. They have no idea what it really means. Those who assign themselves are much fewer in number than the general population anyway. That’s the reality, and it’s hard to take. But it’s what we have in this culture and wishing it wasn’t so won’t change it. It will only return the POTUS back to O.
Do whatever you want. I intend to try to help unseat the Alien Usurper by voting for the gop candidate, Romney or whomever.
No, that is an opinion. And one with which a large proportion of Americans quite obviously disagree..
Everyone here complains about, and acknowledges, his brutal but effective campaign in vanquishing his primary competitors. Let us assume he will unleash the same weapons against the Usurper--anyone got problems with that?
Financially he has a huge reservoir of resources available, more than Santorum or Gingrich or all the rest put together could hope to recruit. Romney may be the only guy out there who can go up against the leftwing money machine and not get flattened. That matters.
If he wins, he has the temperament to run things. When he said "I like firing people" he was saying something important about how he might approach reigning in wasteful gubbermint.
His experience in "Vulture Capitalism" may look pretty good when applied against wretched bloated bureaucracies like the Departments of commerce/education/energy/agriculture.
I'm a Newt supporter and have been, but the reality is what it is, it's time to face it and make the best of it.
>> If Rick loses... we all lose... and that is a fact.
It was over the day the high and mighty ones turned their backs to Newt.
That sums it up very succinctly, nice work.
Funny, that's just what the whores and scoundrels of the NYSlimes have said about the Usurper. Maybe the two have more than that in common.
Yes it was... and I personally voted for Newt in Mississippi’s primary.
“To save America, .... Romney should pull out.”
Correction: to save America BO needs to be defeated in November.
I agree that is actually one of the very few things where I think Romney's background shows he'll likely do something useful.
Cutting waste to make companies (and the Salt Lake City Olympics) viable seems to be something Romney is good at.
For me, however, abortion is a make-or-break issue. I've watched the video of Romney discussing his pro-choice views during the Massachusetts governor race. I'm originally from Michigan and I know more than I should about the Romney family history on this issue. Even if I believe Romney has changed his views and will be pro-life in his policies, I do not believe he can be trusted to pick Supreme Court nominees who, once they're confirmed and never again need to face a vote for the duration of their life, will remain consistently pro-life.
Unfortunately, we have a long and sad history of Republican presidents nominating people to the Supreme Court who turn out to be real problems once they're on the court for life. I do not believe Romney can be trusted with this responsibility.
Some will attack me for being a single-issue voter. I'm actually not — I'm a Romans 13 voter. The government has certain biblical obligations to protect its people and punish evildoers, and I'm just as adamant on the need for a strong national defense, honest justice, and similar issues as I am about abortion. However, there are few issues on which America is failing in its responsibilities as clearly as abortion. If government can't protect babies from being killed in their mother's womb, it is grotesquely failing in one of its key functions — protecting the lives of its people and upholding justice via the sword of the state to punish evildoers.
Romney is saying that Rick is pro-”choice,” even though Rick and Karen are walking the walk.
Romney, and friends, are a lying smear machine.
Calling a talk show host in PA that is friendly to Rick, will help him, because a friendly talk show host will expand on our positive comments.
No more than you “hate” Romney, actually not even close. I do not like Santorum due to his past record and his lack of honesty about it, which I have a right to point out. But I do not “hate” him.
On the other hand, you hate Romney, plain and simple, yet you condemn me for something you practice on a regular basis. I don't like Romney either, but we will likely be forced to vote for him if we like it or not. The alternative is far more dangerous and realistic than what Romney has been convicted of on this forum.
“..Anyway, what I said was, will you please give Bella a kiss for me?. Her whole face lit and up and she said, of course I will.
Class act family. Compare the Duggars(I met 12 of them the other night!) and Santorum kids to the Kardashians.”
Thanks for sharing that with us! What a loving and incredible family!
Not sure I understand the link to the lesbian singer Lesley Gore and her song, “She’s a fool.”
What am I missing?
If we go to a brokered convention, which is increasingly unlikely, we will have chaos.
Gingrich is good at being a bombthrower. That's how he's made his career, and I don't necessarily have a problem with that. However, I definitely see why it frightens the Republican establishment, just as the possibility of a 2008 brokered convention frightened the Democrats.
Your guess is as good as mine. I am not really sure at this point. It meant something really important at the time, I’m sure. LOL.