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Republicans Brace For The Romney Pivot (Stabbed in the Back)
BuzzFeed ^ | April 5, 2012 | Ben Smith

Posted on 04/05/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by C19fan

The moment will probably come in the early fall of 2012: Ultra-conservative House Republicans will draw a clear line in the sand, and Mitt Romney will have to choose whether to stand with them, or stand against them. Romney quieted conservative complaints last month by embracing Paul Ryan’s budget and its deep spending cuts. Now President Obama has already begun to cast the plan, and the candidate, as “radical.” Many conservatives are quietly resigned to the expectation that their candidate will betray them, likely in the fall as he pivots toward the center. And some Republican strategists are already urging Romney to make that public break with his party’s conservative Washington leaders, who are as unpopular with the broad electorate as they are beloved by the conservative base.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; republicans; rino; rinos; romney
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Will anybody be surprised when this happens? So much for the claims by Romneybots that conservative Congress can rein in Willard. Willard will be THE leader of the GOP and it will be him that will force the GOP Congress to tow his line.
1 posted on 04/05/2012 9:52:08 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

At least we can share a jar of Vaseline.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 9:56:57 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: C19fan
How is this possible? I have been (written) yelled at, called names, mocked......or whatever
(yep on FR)
because I have said Romney is a fraud and not a conservative.

Romney is no different than BHO in governance.

Romney is now and has always been a liberal.

Is it who he is, it is what he does.

actually I don't care what people think of me, Romney is a stink'n liberal.

3 posted on 04/05/2012 9:58:55 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: C19fan

This is the reason that if Romney is the nominee, I will NOT vote for him.

I would rather have Obama who would clearly be in opposition to the House (and hopefully Senate) than Romney who will use the power of the Presidency and the GOP party to try and force his “Moderate” (Dem lite) policies on to the American people. If Romney is President, then the GOP will tear itself apart fighting conservatives in the House against the RINO president.

Clarity is better than Consensous and right now, on the issues that matter to me, there is very little difference between Obama and Romney.

Please, let us have a brokered convention and floor fight so we have a CHANCE at bringing a conservative both fiscal and social to the nomination and get the party motivated.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 9:59:00 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: C19fan

Everyone knows he will revert. If he does so, in a big way, prior to the election, he will have no chance of beating Obama.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 10:03:43 AM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: C19fan

It didn’t work with W. Bush and it will be even worse should Romney become President.

Sorry, I call it like I see it!


6 posted on 04/05/2012 10:05:46 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: C19fan
Romney plans to win by snapping up moderate democrats disillusioned by BO & to hell with the 'right wing'.

What he clearly doesn't understand is there is no such thing as a moderate democrat anymore. BO's constituency is bought and paid for.

Something Romney's secret admirers on FR apparently missed, as well.

7 posted on 04/05/2012 10:06:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: taxcontrol

“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton


8 posted on 04/05/2012 10:10:03 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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I would take anything that Ben Smith, formerly of Politco, says, with a grain of salt


9 posted on 04/05/2012 10:10:17 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: C19fan

This campaign team would be crazy to go moderate. The country has moved right, and virtually every election since 2009 is proof. The independents are sharing the opinions of the conservative movement. If Mitt moves left, Obama will move right on several issues like he did with McCain and he will win. Mitt only wins if he runs as a fairly conservative guy.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 10:12:02 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: C19fan

He’s campaigning for the GOP nomination right now... (must be conservative)

Then, he’ll campaign for the presidency... (must be moderate)

Then (if he wins), he’ll govern... (must get reelected)


11 posted on 04/05/2012 10:13:23 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: C19fan

“All these issues can be solved but it’s important for conservatives to give me space. After my election I have more flexibility.”


12 posted on 04/05/2012 10:16:11 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: vmivol00
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton

Beautiful quote.
13 posted on 04/05/2012 10:18:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: taxcontrol
This is the reason that if Romney is the nominee...

Romney is the nominee.

Now people need to decide whether they're voting against Obama or for Obama.

That reality is here.

14 posted on 04/05/2012 10:21:36 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: C19fan
Obama isn't the enemy, the Democrat party isn't the enemy -- LIBERALISM is the enemy. Obama and Democrats are liberal, however, therefore a vote for either is a vote for the enemy. A vote for Romney is ALSO a vote for the enemy.

Chicken Littles shriek that we couldn't survive another four years of Obama. Yet there are so many dynamics at play, especially if conservatism grew more powerful in the Republican party in the next four years (highly probable if Obama won by a plurality), that we really can only guess at what four more years of Obama would bring.

On the other hand, it's certain that four years of Romney in the White House would make liberalism more powerful in both parties.

Voting for Romney is surrendering to liberalism out of fear, desperation, and panic. Fear, desperation, and panic have been making people do stupid things since the beginning of time. COURAGE is the path to victory; having the courage to reject surrendering our party to liberalism at the risk facing down Obama for the next four years, is the only chance we have at victory.

15 posted on 04/05/2012 10:25:31 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is suicide stupid.))
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To: dead
Romney is the nominee.

Now people need to decide whether they're voting against Obama or for Obama.

That reality is here.


Really?

When did he jump from 600+ electoral votes to 1144?

I must have missed the state primary that added 400+ delegates to his delegate count.

How about you stuff your Romney support where the sun don't shine.
16 posted on 04/05/2012 10:27:20 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Kaslin; C19fan; All
I would take anything that Ben Smith, formerly of Politco, says, with a grain of salt

Yeah, especially since it would be so out of character for that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal Romney.
17 posted on 04/05/2012 10:28:42 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: svcw

Ref post #3.

Willard Mitt Romney cannot become president of the U.S. because his father, George, was born a Mexican citizen and never became a U.S. citizen, ever, although he (George) managed to fake his way into becoming Governor of Mass.

Willard can no more become U.S. president than Panama Juan, the illegal cheeky Kenyan bastard, Rubio, or I. He is not a “natural born citizen” as the rest of us I just mentioned above.

Unless you folks start working on this in the U.S., you are going to find yourselves in equally bad trouble exchanging the bastard for Willard.

Read the following:

“MITT ROMNEY IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!”
http://www.rense.com/general95/rom_dev.htm


18 posted on 04/05/2012 10:29:25 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: dead
Now people need to decide whether they're voting against Obama or for Obama.

Wrong. Now people need to decide whether they're voting for surrendering the Republican party to liberalism, or voting to preserve the Republican party's brand as an antidote to liberalism.

Obama isn't the enemy -- liberalism is the enemy. A vote for Obama OR Romney is a vote for the enemy.

19 posted on 04/05/2012 10:30:36 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is suicide stupid.))
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To: SoConPubbie
How about you stuff your Romney support where the sun don't shine.

I hate Romney. He's a sleazebag hump.

But if you are still envisioning some scenario (barring assassination) where he is not the nominee, your ass is already filled with your head.

Reality is all around you. Take note.

20 posted on 04/05/2012 10:31:32 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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