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Romney Tries to Channel Reagan, Gets Obama Instead
http://www.conservativehq.com ^ | 4/25/12 | Richard A. Viguerie

Posted on 05/01/2012 6:44:13 PM PDT by Mozilla

Much has been made of Mitt Romney’s failure to even once use the word “conservative” in his post-election speech on April 24.

No big surprise here on that one – Romney has made it clear all during the primary season he plans to win the nomination, and if possible the November election, without conservative or Tea Party support, so why change now?

While Romney’s failure to use the word “conservative” in his speech didn’t surprise us, one aspect of the speech was more than a little odd.

It was obvious the speech was intended to make Romney sound like President Reagan, but instead it made him sound more like Barack Obama.

It seemed to us that Romney’s speech writers went through a couple of old Reagan speeches with their dictionary of synonyms to insure that the sunny optimism for America’s future that was one of the qualities of Reagan’s best speeches came through loud and clear without opening Governor Romney to a charge of obvious plagiarism.

However, “He’s asking us to accept that Washington knows best – and can provide all,” and “We believe in America. We believe in ourselves. Our greatest days are still ahead. We are, after all, Americans!” and other phrases sounded so much like Reagan that the Romney campaign should probably send Reagan speech writer Tony Dolan a check just to be safe.

Unfortunately, the Reaganesque phrases didn’t actually connect Romney with any course of action or policy, and in that they smacked more of Barack Obama than Ronald Reagan.

One of Reagan’s great strengths as a communicator was his ability to build a case for his policies by presenting facts, and conservative ideas and philosophy leavened with a little humor.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; inman; obama; reagan; romney; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 05/01/2012 6:44:22 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

If Romney is worse than 0bama as a vocal minority on this once previously great site attest why don’t you just freakin vote for 0bama. That’ll really show the GOP now won’t it?


2 posted on 05/01/2012 6:49:29 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: GreyMountainReagan

Real conservatives won’t vote for leftists in either party.

It isn’t very hard to figure out. For free people anyway.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 6:53:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: GreyMountainReagan

Your home page:
“Due to GreyMountainReagan’s disgust at the anti-Mormon culture on FreeRepublic he has asked that his account be suspended.
This request has not yet been followed by management.

The irony of this is humorous”

How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
Don’t let the door hit ya where your Mormon god split ya!


4 posted on 05/01/2012 6:54:12 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Mozilla
to make Romney sound like President Reagan, but instead it made him sound more like Barack Obama.

And, in reality, he's a bishop in a cult. Satan appears as an angel of light to deceive as it take on a good image and lies it's way through. Nothing new under the sun.

5 posted on 05/01/2012 6:54:51 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GreyMountainReagan

PS Do Mormons really have tails?


6 posted on 05/01/2012 6:56:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Mozilla

So now the root is laid bare. It’s a Mormon issue.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 6:59:18 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Psalm 144

well said ...


8 posted on 05/01/2012 6:59:18 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: GreyMountainReagan

heard the best routine on Beck today...

why are you voting for Obama.?
Because he’s not a communist.

then glenn kept asking, “What if you found out THIS or That about Romney, but he was still not a communist?” answer: romney.

that’s why I will vote for romney..because he is NOT Obama and this country can’t afford another term of Obama...we can not give Obama the green light.

I guess I’m just not one of the, “I hate the republicans and so I just won’t vote. THAT will show them!”

There won’t be a US left to “show them”.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 7:00:16 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: Mozilla

Groucho Marx: "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."


10 posted on 05/01/2012 7:02:09 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: GreyMountainReagan

This great site IS for GOD, Family, Country.

Where is God in a pro homo, pro baby killer candidate?

Where is the Family in a same sex marriage and pro baby killing candidate?

Where is the plus for our country in a same sex marriage, pro baby killing, liberal appointing judges, socialistic healthcare candidate? We have that already and wanted to get rid of it!!

Don’t blame this site - it is a source of info. If you didn’t vote for Newt that this great supported, blame yourself!! HE IS the TOTAL opposite of mitt and barry!


11 posted on 05/01/2012 7:02:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GreyMountainReagan
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We've never met ... I presume that since you're at Free Republic, you're a decent man ...



"Mormonism".

It's a "classic cult" ... Joseph Smith was just an early version of Jim Jones ...

Jesus Christ, the Son of God ... "is not" Satan's brother ...

Nor is Satan ... a "son of God" ... by implication ...



You appear to be a legitimate seeker of Truth ...

Pray that Christ Jesus opens your eyes to whatever you need to see ... and He "will do that" ...



Peace,

Patton-at-Bastogne



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12 posted on 05/01/2012 7:05:55 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: muleskinner

Is the Mormon PRO LIFE, PRO traditional marriage or did he INITIATE same sex marriage and INITIATE a $50 a clip baby killing, Initiate and embraces his SOCIALISTIC style healthcare, and appointed liberal judges?

So shut the trap. He can’t hide from what he is - as much as you want to cover and hush hush - his bishop status in a cult.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 7:07:53 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Patton@Bastogne

It just makes me heartsick to see how many alleged conservatives embrace party or clerical serfdom. It is as if they had voluntarily submitted to moral lobotomies, just for the ‘security’ of being in a herd with other domesticated chattel.

The light is not quite out on a free and independent yeoman’s republic, but it sure is flickering badly. This light has burned since the Magna Carta, and it is nearly extiguished during our watch.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 7:11:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: muleskinner

I couldn’t care less that the pathetic piece of trash is a Mormon. I’m a lot more concerned that he’s a democrat and doesn’t have the man parts to admit it.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 7:12:06 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: Psalm 144
It just makes me heartsick to see how many alleged conservatives embrace party or clerical serfdom.

Now we know how the revolutionaries saw the loyalists.
16 posted on 05/01/2012 7:13:37 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: Recovering Ex-hippie

I don’t vote to SHOW anyone ANYTHING!! I vote for the BEST for America! It’s not about me, you or anyone else - it is about AMERICA!

And Mitt and Barry are the WORST for America. Mitt’s supporters certainly showed how little they care about America.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 7:15:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: cripplecreek

I expected anger rather than grief.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 7:15:40 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: Mozilla

“It was obvious the speech was intended to make Romney sound like President Reagan, but instead it made him sound more like Barack Obama.”

Ruh, Roh...


19 posted on 05/01/2012 7:17:36 PM PDT by AnTiw1 (5,000,000 shoulder to shoulder in DC, each bearing a shovel and one red brick.)
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To: Mozilla
He is running as Obama-lite (anyone who looked at his record as Governor saw that coming).

"My views are progressive.”
-Mitt Romney

Romney Vows to Maintain 'Progressive' Tax Code

20 posted on 05/01/2012 7:23:42 PM PDT by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney endorse Obama's radical liberal agenda: http://youtu.be/i1fThdWagJ4)
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To: GreyMountainReagan

I don’t agree with either guy Obama or Romney. I aim to vote against both. A protest vote.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 7:43:26 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: muleskinner

Well there are real credible reasons that christians and conservatives are against the mormon church.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 7:47:46 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: tumblindice
“PS Do Mormons really have tails?

If your parents are Mormon you do indeed have a tail. The horns come after baptism.....at least that's what I've heard.


sheeeeeesh. What has happened to this site is pathetic.
23 posted on 05/01/2012 7:58:56 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: Mozilla; Jim Robinson; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW
I always noted in every debate or speech, that whenever Romney invoked the words from The Declaration of Independence, or made reference to God, our Creator, Romney would always say, "THE Creator."

Newt Gingrich, on the other hand, always said, We are Endowed by Our Creator.

A small difference or petty thing? Perhaps, but not to this Conserative. God and Constitution, before any politican or party.
24 posted on 05/01/2012 7:59:59 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: Mozilla

and your protest vote will help 0bama NOT conservatives.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: GreyMountainReagan
As a Christian I can no more support a Mormon than I can a moslem, or a socialist than a marxist.

So, when it says that Mormons belief in the father the son and the Holy Spirit, they are really saying they believe in a God from another planet, with a goddess wife, who literally is the father of Jesus, and that there is a spirit being, the Holy Ghost, who is another God.

26 posted on 05/01/2012 8:11:55 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Thank you for the polite response.

I will say this.

I accept Christ as my Savior. I love Him. He is my LORD and King. Jesus is my Redeemer.

At the end of the day I try to love God and my fellow men.

Peace.
27 posted on 05/01/2012 8:13:08 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: GreyMountainReagan
No one needs to help Obama.

In 2008 he was funded by Russia.
As per Wikileaks, McCain knew there was massive vote fraud and remained silent.
Spain will be "counting" our "votes".

Obamas re-election is in the bag. And the RNC is silent.

28 posted on 05/01/2012 8:15:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
As a Christian I can no more support a Mormon than I can a moslem, or a socialist than a marxist.

As Thomas Sowell has said, "There are no solutions, only trade offs."

You choice to not support Romney is SUPPORTING 0bama. Sorry but that is the way it is.
29 posted on 05/01/2012 8:16:46 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: DJ MacWoW

I am assured that McCain people were behind the malfunction of Sarah Palin’s teleprompter in an attempt to embarrass her during the RNC Convention. Don’t get me started with McCain but that was 08. We are fighting for our lives (literally) here in ‘12 and I will do what I can to defeat 0bama. I don’t care if he is defeated by Romney, Paul, Cain, Palin, an combination etc, etc. I don’t care.

My vote will be to defeat 0bama. Whoever that is. Vote in 12 to live another day because 0bama is dangerous to our grandchildren.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 8:22:59 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: GreyMountainReagan
Bunkum. I voted for McCain. Romney will lose too.

Just as the DNC keeps the black vote on their "plantation", the RNC keeps conservatives hostage. I'm not playing anymore. They CHOSE Romney just as they CHOSE McCain. Their goal is power for themselves. They know Romney won't win.

Has ONE RNC elite said anything about vote fraud? Foreign powers funding our elections? No? Why? Because they don't care.

31 posted on 05/01/2012 8:24:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: GreyMountainReagan

Obama won by vote fraud in 2008 and Spain will help him this time. The RNC has no intention of fighting Obama.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 8:27:00 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: GreyMountainReagan

“You choice to not support Romney is SUPPORTING 0bama. Sorry but that is the way it is.”

I read this a hundred times a day. It is stupid at best, a mendacious lie at worst.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 8:29:39 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: presently no screen name
Don’t blame this site - it is a source of info. If you didn’t vote for Newt that this great supported, blame yourself!! HE IS the TOTAL opposite of mitt and barry!

Haven't voted yet. So can't blame myself. When the vote gets to my state (Utah) I will see who is on the ballot.

As far as Newt being the opposite, that is just silly.

Like it or not, the some Freepers (not most I believe) WILL be de facto supporting 0bama.

Sorry, that is the way it is. Simple math.
34 posted on 05/01/2012 8:34:19 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: Psalm 144

A lie? No it’s simple math. It really is.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 8:36:26 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: GreyMountainReagan; presently no screen name
Not voting for Romney does not add one vote to Obama.

And you are trying to guilt trip people into voting against their conscience. Shame on you! Our votes belong to us, not you.

36 posted on 05/01/2012 8:37:54 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: GreyMountainReagan

It is not math at all, it is a sophistry and logically absurd.


37 posted on 05/01/2012 8:40:11 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
And you are trying to guilt trip people into voting against their conscience. Shame on you! Our votes belong to us, not you.

Of course your vote belongs to you. Guilt trip? Not hardly. I am trying to convince you to not cast a vote that will help 0bama be re-elected.

It is math.

For months FR was screaming for Santorum to drop out because he was helping Romney by taking votes from Newt.

IT IS THE EXACT SAME SITUATION WITH ROMNEY AND 0BAMA.
38 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:30 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: GreyMountainReagan
A lie? No it’s simple math. It really is.

Zero plus Zero still equals Zero.

39 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Obama v. Romney: Zero plus Zero still equals Zero.)
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To: GreyMountainReagan
As far as Newt being the opposite, that is just silly.

Then you vote for the one who told you that, OK? You obviously didn't do your homework for a comment like that.

If what others do Like it or not, the some Freeper, influences you or makes you feel better that you need to post it - then you are easily led. A lying politicians dream.

Simple math

Simple minded - which means a mittbot. They only type who would vote for a bishop of a cult and pro homo and pro baby killing candidate.

40 posted on 05/01/2012 8:48:53 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GreyMountainReagan
Guilt trip? Not hardly. I am trying to convince you to not cast a vote that will help 0bama be re-elected.

You are trying to use guilt to get conservatives to vote against their core values. It is NOT math. It isn't even clever. I will NOT, WILL NOT, vote for a man that is everything that I fight against and abhor.

41 posted on 05/01/2012 8:49:10 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Mozilla
I don’t agree with either guy Obama or Romney. I aim to vote against both. A protest vote.

I had a dream once that I stepped out into the cross walk once since I had the right of way. Car hit me and killed me. Before dying I shook my fist at him saying, "I had the right of way!"

Or I could live to fight another day.

Your choice.
42 posted on 05/01/2012 8:49:54 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: GreyMountainReagan
IT IS THE EXACT SAME SITUATION WITH ROMNEY AND 0BAMA.

The situation isn't the same - what is the same is the ROTTEN FOUL EVIL spirit within.

43 posted on 05/01/2012 9:00:25 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
Mittbot? hardly. More like a realist. Always have been. And in this case Romney over 0bama. There are no perfect solutions, only tradeoffs. Simple minded - which means a mittbot. They only type who would vote for a bishop of a cult and pro homo and pro baby killing candidate.

Simple minded? You malign many, many Freepers, Christians like Palin, and so many others with that statement perhaps you could reconsider that only the simpleminded will vote for Romney.
44 posted on 05/01/2012 9:15:21 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: presently no screen name

No one is perfect, not even Sarah Palin.

You have made a choice to do all that you can do to keep Romney out of the White House.

Me? I have made a choice to remove 0bama from the White House.

One of them will be there come Jan 2013.

Which do you want?

It will be one of them.

No matter who you chose it will be one of them. You have to decide whether your choice will put Romney in there of kick 0bama out.

Simple really.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 9:18:43 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: GreyMountainReagan

I’ve been involved in American political campaigns at all levels for more than twenty years. And that is the weakest campaign pitch I’ve ever seen.


46 posted on 05/01/2012 9:23:13 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Obama v. Romney: Zero plus Zero still equals Zero.)
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To: GreyMountainReagan
I had a dream once that I stepped out into the cross walk once since I had the right of way. Car hit me and killed me. Before dying I shook my fist at him saying, "I had the right of way!"

The perfect analogy for the Romney campaign. Except Romney, as he lays dying politically, shakes his fist adn says, "It was my turn!"

47 posted on 05/01/2012 9:27:51 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Obama v. Romney: Zero plus Zero still equals Zero.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Sorry I didn’t spell it out more clearly.

Lying dead in the street referred to an 0bama victory.


48 posted on 05/01/2012 9:30:45 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: GreyMountainReagan

You’ve already lost.


49 posted on 05/01/2012 9:35:04 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Obama v. Romney: Zero plus Zero still equals Zero.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Two choices:

1. Keep 0bama in the White House.

2. Put Romney in of the White House

Me? I choose Door #2.

Which do you choose?

As of right now those are the only two choices as much as we wish it wasn’t otherwise.


50 posted on 05/01/2012 9:38:37 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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