Skip to comments.Here are your presidential choices as it stands today
Posted on 04/16/2012 10:47:55 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Here are their positions on some major issues important to conservatives based on their actual records in government or past boasts.
|Advocated that abortion s/b safe & legal in America||y||y||n|
|Defended Roe v Wade as settled law||y||y||n|
|Advocated for abortion for underage girls without parental approval with judge's ok||y||y||n|
|Supported planned parenthood||y||y||n|
|Introduced $50 taxpayer funded abortion||y||y||n|
|Supports homosexual agenda||y||y||n|
|Better for homosexuals than Ted Kennedy||y||y||n|
|Ok with homosexuals in Scouts||y||y||n|
|Ok with homosexuals in military||y||y||n|
|Supported and still supports global warming hoax||y||y||n|
|Supports gun control (so-called "assault weapons" ban)||y||y||n|
|Supports amnesty for illegal aliens (by any other name it's still amnesty)||y||y||n|
|Is undeniable father of RomneyCare||n||y||n|
|Is undeniable grandfather of ObamaCare||n||y||n|
|Still boasts that RomneyCare is great!||y||y||n|
|Still boasts that RomneyCare is a "conservative solution"||n||y||n|
|Still believes RomneyCare is constitutional||y||y||n|
|Still believes individual mandate ok at state level||y||y||n|
|Believes state forcing individuals to buy health insurance is a conservative idea||n||y||n|
|Believes compulsory health insurance with mandates and penalties s/b imposed on all states at state level||n||y||n|
|Believes compulsory health insurance at state level is constitutional (states rights)||?||y||n|
|Believes the state has constitutional power to force you into a private contract against your will for no other reason than you live there||y||y||n|
|Supports government "stimulus" spending claims more is necessary||y||y||n|
|Believes personal income tax should be cut drastically (15% flat tax)||n||n||y|
|Believes corp income tax should be cut drastically (12.5% corp rate)||n||n||y|
|Believes capital expenditures should be 100% expensed in first year||n||n||y|
|Believes capital gains tax should be eliminated||n||n||y|
|Believes estate tax (death tax) should be eliminated||n||n||y|
|Believes federal government must be drastically cut per constitutional limits||n||n||y|
|Believes unconstitutional federal functions like education should be returned to the states and people per tenth amendment||n||n||y|
|Believes social security/medicare s/b phased out/privatized/returned to states and people||n||n||y|
|Believes everyone at EPA should be fired and start over as an agency to look for solutions/not hinder industry||n||n||y|
|Believes the constitution restricts the government from infringing on inalienable rights||n||n||y|
|Appoints/supports/cowers to liberal activist judges||y||y||n|
|Will challenge activist judiciary||n||n||y|
|Believes in founding principles and has best conservative record to back it up||n||n||y|
He dropped out and endorsed Newt;^)
Did the GOP dump Myth yet?
How to get this to the masses?? Will tweet it myself. People should all tweet and facebook this list.
If only all the people I know who think mitt would be great for the economy could see this! It’s amazing.
(with newt foaming over the abuelitas, I still see him as pro amnesty — only quibble I have with it)
Where the hell have you been? I've been urging people to turnout as never before to vote straight conservative DOWN TICKET!! Long live the tea party rebellion!!
Unfortunately, too many have convinced themselves that Romney is better than Obama and are still going to vote for him.
JimRob’s list is brilliant for anyone who dares think Romney is CONSERVSTIVE or even REPUBLICAN. Romney is a Democrat. However, Romney is American and is not working for foreign enemies. So he is better than Obama in that respect.
Now we will see who the fakers are.
Nobody ever said Mitsy was conservative, just more conservative than Obama
I don’t see how anybody would not vote for Newt if they had seen Newt at ORU. He’s the only candidate with a reasonable plan to reverse America’s decline into communism and rebuild free market capitalism. Some FReepers would throw America’s future away because he sat on a sofa with Nancy the Nazi, incredible!
FReepers like you are growing very tedious, and tiresome.
This ugly primary that Romney's trying to buy is not yet over, despite the rhetoric the lamestream and pundity are trying to sell to you surrender monkeys and "go-along-Grand Old Party-Firster's," citing Reagan's Rule, that Reagan didn't write!
I'll cite Sarah Palin to you: "Buck-up or get out of the truck!"
Newt Gingrich remains in this primary fight to the convention and for all the right reasons, --- he 's offering real solutions to our real problems and he's the anti-obama! Newt said he was all in to the convention from the day he entered the race, and whadda ya know? He's the final conservative standing! Our best warrior!
The liar, liberal abortionist from Massachusetts doesn't have his 1144 delegates and he can still be stopped, but not with a bunch of shameful whiners already conceding to Romney.
Put your trust in Him. Support Newt Gingrich. Pray and support your fellow TEA Party conservatives and FReepers in our fight FOR Life, Liberty, Constitution, Family, God and Country.
The same place as his campaign.
Is that a candy bar?
You have said what I began thinking right after Palin announced she wouldn’t run. I did get behind Santorum, but he didn’t make it. In the primary I will vote for Newt, just because he’s the only conservative left, but if Romney gets the nom. I will not vote for him. I will down-ballot conservative and write in some name at the president place.
People keep talking about being afraid of Obama if he gets re-elected. How his people must LOVE to read those posts!
I am not afraid of Obama. He is like the punk with his gang of follower thugs. Take away the followers and watch the punk shrivel.
Fill the House and Senate to take away the follower thugs and enjoy the show! That is what I say!
By the way, I have never bought the line that Romney is the only electable candidate. Romney has never had a prayer against Obama. If Obama was seen as a white man and had the exact same record, Romney might have a chance against him, but “historic black” can’t be beaten by “rich-guy white” when all their other policies are exactly the same.
Just my opinion.
Thank you BUMP!
Thanks, copied, printed, will give to party official.
Just for kicks send a copy to Fox News (or Weasel News as I now call it).
Some information for you.
"Reagans" 11th Commandment was thought up by California Republican Party Chairman Gaylord Parkinson.
Reagan DROPPED it when he was getting creamed by Ford in 1976 and NEVER used it again!
A colorized pdf of this chart would be great. Please ping me if you do this. Thanks!
Supports unilateral US nuclear disarmament: y-n-n
Supports totalitarian Marxist/socialist/Islamic states over US interests in ALL instances: y-n-n
Believes the US is responsible for world unrest: y-n-n
Believes that the US must be rendered incapable of militarily influencing world politics: y-n-n
Apologizes world-wide for US role in world affairs: y-n-n
Believes that rulings from UN/multinational organizations supersede US Constitutional authority: y-n-n
Believes that war is illegal without UN approval;: y-n-n
Just give Willard 1 minute to change his mind.
Wait! Wait! Wait for it!
We need a revolution at the convention.
Why do you believe Republicans can “shut Obama down” if they control the House and Senate?
The House controls the purse strings, but we still run $1 Trillion deficits. His appointments get through the Senate with little effort, as do his treaties (New START 2011), but Obama has evaded Senate ‘advice and consent’ authority without consequence for three and a half years through the use of czars, unofficial appointments, administrative regulations and Executive Orders. Friday, April 13, he created a new agency vis-s-vis Executive Order to regulate the US Domestic Natural Gas industry - not a peep from Congress. The EPA creates a bureaucratic ‘cap and trade’ since Congress won’t, and 535 church mice respond with submission. We have 40? phantom departments now run by czars and no one says a word.
I don’t believe Obama is acting as an American President. I believe his is preparing the way as an insurgent revolutionary. 2016 elections will not occur unless we stop him here and now, IMHO.
Yes, I will take Mussolini instead of Hitler! Its a no brainer.
In reality, Newt Gingrich was very outspoken in promoting the global warming hoax (even agreeing John Kerry in a "debate" that man-made global warming is an urgent crisis and we must take action now), called for setting up a government board to determine which illegal aliens should get amnesty, giving an example as "people who have lived here for 25 years and have families" as one group that would qualify (as JimRob noted, "by any other name it's still amnesty") and Newt was still touting an Individual Mandate for Health Care as Recently as May 2009
There WAS (past tense) a candidate in the race who had a clear record opposing all those things, but freepers refused to vote for him.
I agree Ron Paul should have a column, since he's still one of the "presidential choices as it stands today". You can make the case that Newt Gingrich is "more conservative" than Paul (he certainly is on foriegn policy), but ignoring Paul all together and not listing his positions doesn't sway any freepers who on the fence and considering Paul. (for the record: I am NOT considering Paul)
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I will be voting for Newt. I will not write in Sarah because she doesn’t want it and has made that clear. Newt can do again what he did in the 90’s.
We can stop Obama & the RINOs and reduce & reverse all at the same time if Newt doesn’t get the nomination and Romney does.
...keeping in mind that I voted for Newt in the MI primary. I will support whom ever the guy with the R next to his name is...less vigorously yes, but WILL support none the less.
Really, you folks need to get over it...this site is getting to depressing. Romney is the nominee of the Republican party and Newt is NOT!
If you guys don’t like it, start you own party - yeah, didn’t think it was an option. But stop telling us Republicans how bad our nominee is...this is a democracy. You candidate(s) lost in the primaries and that’s life. No point in getting un-hinged.
I have been a FR member/subscriber for many years and will continue to do so no matter how unwelcoming some of it’s other members (and owner) may be - I suspect most FR members are moving on to the general and while Romney might not have been our likely candidate (mine was Perry), I’m a Republican and at the end, I will support the party’s nominee.
Also, Romney does NOT have the needed 1144. He still can be stopped. And REAL Patriots intend to try.
Thanks. This confirms the candidate test I took that showed Obama represents me better than Romney does. Not that I can stomach the commie Muslim. Just, Romney is even further to the left.
If Romney wins, its business as usual, especially if we control both houses. The GOP-e and RINOs will never listen to or consider conservatives again.
But ... if we give them absolutely solid majorities in both houses of Congress but deny them the presidency, guess what? Theyll never ignore us again.
That is some of the clearest, best logic and reasoning I've seen on this issue since these discussions began. Kudos!
To make it clearer, let me provide the context:
To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful. After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted. Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: "Have confidence; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
From a letter by Pope Leo XIII (1890), On Christians as Citizens
To support a pro-abort, homosexualist chameleon solely because he might not be as bad as Øbama is the height of cowardice and displays conduct unworthy of a Christian.
The cheap ones or the $47 ones?
You don’t get to tell me if I’m a conservative or not as much as I get to tell you. Like I said in my post, get over it!
This nation has a SPIRITUAL problem: political fixes will not help a thing.
>>I’ll vote for Obama, just to make a statement.<<
Then, after Obama drives the final nail in America’s coffin, you can brag to your great-grandchildren what a frickin genius you were.
Ouch, bout says it all.
No; I am NOT related to Bill Mahre.
Why do you ask?
A broken glass Republican is never a conservative. They are party first, even if it means compromising their principles.
How can you tell?
Sadly, the Republican Socialist because I've already seen how terrible the Democrat Socialist is and could not stomach in any way shape or form for more years of it or understand why any rational person would prefer four more years of it when the Republican Socialist is, at least, pro-business and would cause the markets to begin expanding again, causing more investment and more jobs.
The Democrat Socialist only means four more years or brutal pain and I've already been out of work enough times under his presidency to not want four more years of it. I'd vote for a pet rock before I'd do anything that might put Obama in office another four years.
I was just a 30 YO when my god revealed to my Living Prophet® that it was time to change my church's stance on them.
What was I supposed to do about it?
Prove it. Per his record, he's every bit as liberal as Obama is.
So, are you reccomending Mitt Obama, or Hussein Romney?
Honestly, with comments like that (>>Ill vote for Obama, just to make a statement.<<), I really beginning to think that we have DUmmies in our midst instigating this inane division.