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Mitt Romney Won't Stand Up To His Own Party (well, duh; invertebrates can't stand)
Wasington Post ^ | May 8 2012 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 05/09/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT by torchy

Almost four years ago, I was watching Sarah Palin rile up a Clearwater, Fla., crowd with anti-Obama broadsides when a spectator let loose a bloodcurdling cry of "kill him!"

To his credit, John McCain realized the Obama hatred was getting out of hand, and a few days later, when a woman at one of his events called Obama an "Arab," McCain did one of the most honorable things in his political career. "No, ma'am," he said, taking the microphone from the woman and enduring some boos from supporters. "He's a decent, family-man citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues."...

The latest sign of trouble came Monday, when a woman speaking at a Mitt Romney event in Euclid, Ohio, said that Obama was operating outside of the Constitution and "should be tried for treason". Many in the crowd of 500 applauded this call for the commander in chief of the United States to be charged with a capital offense.

But Romney didn't push back against this outrage...

Days earlier, Romney made scant effort to defend one of his aides, Richard Grenell, who had been hired only weeks before to serve as a foreign policy spokesman. Conservative groups complained noisily because Grenell is openly gay. Romney declined to push back publicly against the conservatives, and Grenell resigned.

This followed Romney's unfortunate response two months ago to Rush Limbaugh's claim that a Georgetown University student who testified about birth control was a "slut" and a "prostitute." The candidate declined to rebuke Limbaugh, saying only that "it's not the language I would have used."

Some take Romney's reticence to challenge the right as evidence that he is the "severe conservative" he claimed to be. I suspect it has more to do with weakness...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: etchasketch; mittromney; romney; romneyetchasketch; spinelessromney; weakromney
Weakness? Gee, ya think??

Romney is so pathetically weak and spineless that (as noted by the author) he even makes McCain look good.

1 posted on 05/09/2012 12:29:36 PM PDT by torchy
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To: torchy

No, McCain was the weaker one in kowtowing to the media and kowtowing to Obama. Romney should have said that Obama spending the country into bankruptcy while cutting defense should be raising eyebrows everywhere and that even “treason” should not be off the table.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 12:33:04 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: torchy
Mitt Romney Won't Stand Up To His Own Party

So sayeth spineless girlieman Dana Milbank.

3 posted on 05/09/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: torchy

I think it is pathetic to quote Dana Milbank of all people.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 12:35:06 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Monterrosa-24
Some more observations on Romney's weakness:
...Over the course of the primary another more significant problem regarding Mitt Romney, one which is potentially much more serious, emerged. As Romney has campaigned for president, it has become increasingly clear that while he is smart, well-spoken, looks presidential and has an attractive family, he is also not a strong campaigner with little ability to build connections with people or inspire excitement from supporters.

5 posted on 05/09/2012 12:37:00 PM PDT by torchy
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To: torchy

So, you joined FreeRepublic to complain that Romney should stand up to the conservatives in the Republican party? Seriously?


6 posted on 05/09/2012 12:38:55 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: torchy
Dana Millbank has an agenda, I hope you know that.

Regardless, Willard has stood up against the Conservatives in his party too many times to count and that's the problem. Millbank knows this but is part of the agenda to cast Willard as a Tea party candidate - the farthest thing from the truth. Actions speak louder than words. Its the GOP-e/lib/socialists that he will not stand up to and why should he? he's one of them.
7 posted on 05/09/2012 12:40:32 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: torchy
Almost four years ago, I was watching Sarah Palin rile up a Clearwater, Fla., crowd with anti-Obama broadsides when a spectator let loose a bloodcurdling cry of "kill him!"

Dana..that was a myth that was investigated by the Secret Service and thoroughly debunked as false..but then again..why ruin a good hit piece with facts..

8 posted on 05/09/2012 12:41:29 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: torchy
"No, ma'am," he said, taking the microphone from the woman and enduring some boos from supporters. "He's a decent, family-man citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues."...

...and thus died McCain's candidacy for president.

9 posted on 05/09/2012 12:41:42 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: Mr. Lucky

Part of leadership is slapping down crackpots and troublemakers in your ranks. That’s why (for instance) we cast a jaundiced eye on “moderate Muslims” who don’t do squat to suppress the lunatic terrorist Muslims.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 12:41:42 PM PDT by torchy
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To: torchy
Part of leadership is slapping down crackpots and troublemakers in your ranks

Like who? vocal Conservatives? TEA partiers?
11 posted on 05/09/2012 12:43:44 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Like people who make absurd charges (e.g. equating policy differences with “treason”) and engage in vulgar name-calling (e.g. the “slut” and “prostitute” trolling).


12 posted on 05/09/2012 12:45:00 PM PDT by torchy
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To: torchy

McCain was a humorless scold and a sanctimonious one at that.

At least Romney isn’t that.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 12:47:32 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: torchy

I see this as a positive. That means the Conservatives that get elected to Congress will be able to push through our agenda.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 12:48:30 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: kevcol

Kind off odd, but both Democrats and conservatives do not like Romney for very different reasons. Dems painting Romney as a conservative (which he is not) and conservatives KNOW he is a liberal RINO at best and already the phony facade of his “severe conservatism” is starting to flake off and we haven’t even gotten to the RNC convention yet.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 12:50:06 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: torchy

Dana, is that you?


16 posted on 05/09/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (- bursting with adequatulence -)
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To: torchy

The only one trolling here is you. Go back to the gutter ie. Democratic Underground, where you belong.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 12:57:03 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: torchy

When Obama disavows the new black panthers, Nation of Islam, Black Liberation Theology and their touch throwers, I’ll take Milbank seriously. Don’t have much use for Demos criticising Republicans and claiming other Republicans should do the same.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 12:59:38 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: torchy
tochy's tenure on Free Republic is 2 days old. Normally I welcome new members but this is an obvious lib troll from DU or some other gutter.

Dana is this you? Libs are so obvious sometimes, signing up May 7th but acting like they own this joint. pppffft

19 posted on 05/09/2012 12:59:59 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

There should be a grace period before newbies can post new threads here. Would cut down on the lib trolling big time.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 1:02:07 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: torchy

Hmmm: “...when a spectator let loose a bloodcurdling cry of ‘kill him!’”

Gee, wasn’t that rather thoroughly debunked? No audio, video? No recollection of it by the cops and security personell on the scene? Just another of those “fake-but-accurate” tales, repeated by the worthless fraud Dana Milbank and his pals at the rapidly dwindling WaPo.

Perhaps they’ll regale us once more about the racist Tea Party hurling racist epithets at the brave, valiant Nancy Pelosi and her ‘rat stalwarts as they marched through the crowd at the Capitol to vote Obamacare down our throats...*

(*Yes, there is some sarcasm there...)


21 posted on 05/09/2012 1:02:30 PM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: torchy
Romney's lack of any principles at all is just one more reason that I will never, ever vote for him.

I'll vote for a conservative.

/johnny

22 posted on 05/09/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: torchy

Romney is now the offical punching bag for the MSM, the DNC and about half of Free Republic.


23 posted on 05/09/2012 1:04:23 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: torchy

...and you find conservatives to be crackpots and troublemakers?


24 posted on 05/09/2012 1:05:19 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: torchy
Pounding Romney at this point (now that his candidacy is inevitable), no matter how justified, serves no purpose other than to help Obama. Like it or not, he's all we have to remove the present menace from office.
25 posted on 05/09/2012 1:15:38 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

That’s quitter talk.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 1:17:00 PM PDT by torchy
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To: torchy

Did you even read the article, moron? By “not standing up to his party”, Romney would be tacitly agreeing with the audience member and nearly everyone on FR.

What was your screen name before you got banned?


27 posted on 05/09/2012 1:18:57 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: NathanR

Yep, I watched that and it’s the point I knew that McCain was going to lose badly and was working for the other side.


28 posted on 05/09/2012 1:19:22 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: torchy
your ranks.

Speaking of rank...


29 posted on 05/09/2012 1:22:08 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: torchy
Yours is the quitter talk. Bashing Romney now concedes the election to the Obamanation. Realistically, there will not be a brokered convention with a conservative emerging as the candidate. I guess that's your and other bashers' strategy: weaken Romney enough for him to be replaced in the convention.Very unlikely to happen, while weakening Romney surely will help Obama.
30 posted on 05/09/2012 1:24:52 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: torchy
Dana Millbank is the banner bearer and Herald of Obama. What do you think he's going to say?
31 posted on 05/09/2012 1:30:53 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: luvbach1
Realistically, there will not be a brokered convention

Speak of that when he has enough undisputed delegates. It ain't over till the fat lady sings at the convention.

/johnny

32 posted on 05/09/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: torchy

Couldn’t agree more. I have never seen a politician so weak and I’ve been voting since Goldwater.

Can we just get past the upcoming 2012 nightmare and get to 2016 please?


33 posted on 05/09/2012 1:48:32 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: torchy
Whoa. I normally am not one to stand up for Mitt Romney. However, in this case, I will. Romney did the right thing by keeping his mouth shut.

What Rush Limbaugh said was correct, and he needed no chastising from the likes of Romney. As far as the comments he did not rebuke, why should he have. Barrack Obama has made it quite clear that he does not have the best interest of America at heart. If anything showed any weakness it was not defending Limbaugh and not agreeing with the protesters.

Romney is spineless, but this isn't the proof of it. I get tired of spineless Republicans who bash Rush Limbaugh just to appease the media, at least Romney didn't do that.

34 posted on 05/09/2012 1:58:17 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: torchy

They want Romney to kill his chances against the Kenyan like dummy McLame did. Will liberal Mittens bite? Ofcourse he will! Before it’s over he’ll be trying to out marxist the Kenyan.

Someone in that campaign needs to find their lips and drop some quotes from Obama’s people at OWS, NOI and gay radicals. Make him and his media distance themselves from their own haters.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 2:44:36 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: torchy
Part of leadership is slapping down crackpots and troublemakers in your ranks.

That is not leadership -that is tyranny.

Romney will never be a leader REGARDLESS your hope he would slap down a patriot and in essence kiss Obama's ass like McCain did so eloquently 4 years prior...

36 posted on 05/09/2012 9:25:08 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: torchy


37 posted on 05/10/2012 3:22:57 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman
McCain was a humorless scold and a sanctimonious one at that. At least Romney isn’t that.

And McCain, like Luger and many other RINOs, is only gracious to those to the Left of him. Against conservative opponents, he has demonstrated that he can be savage.

38 posted on 05/10/2012 3:26:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: torchy

Dana Milbank must be happy Obama is now for gay marriage.


39 posted on 05/10/2012 3:29:24 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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