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Romney-Santorum; They Deserve Each Other
Afro ^ | 5/11/12 | Clueless Nitwit

Posted on 05/15/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by YourAdHere

He dragged it out just about as long as he could; he dragged his feet and dragged his knuckles. He seethed, he moped and he whined. But, after much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) did the very bare minimum he could do when he “endorsed” his former rival Mitt Romney this week.

And when I say the very bare minimum that may be way too generous.

Santorum delivered his “endorsement” of Romney via email (!) at about 11 p.m. Monday. The actual words, “he has my endorsement,” were buried in the 13th paragraph of a rambling treatise posted on Santorum’s campaign website.

“Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Governor Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime,” Santorum stated.

Santorum’s “endorsement” of Romney displayed what we saw so much of from Santorum on the primary campaign trail: ignorance, insolence, pettiness and pitiable self-righteousness.

And it’s exactly what Romney deserves.

Romney ran one of the most negative, cynical primary election campaigns in American history. But, perhaps more importantly he continues to stubbornly cling to a depthless courage when confronted with seemingly stark choices as he transitions from the primaries to the general election.

This week at a town hall meeting in Euclid, Ohio a Romney supporter declared, “We have a president right now that is operating outside of the structure of our Constitution…And I want to know – yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason.”

But, instead of Romney rebuking the woman who accused President Obama of treason – a crime punishable by death – Romney was silent.

It was vintage Romney; instead of confronting her incendiary charge, he pussy-footed around it and spoke to her about constitutional principles instead and allowed her a follow up question.

Later, on the rope-line when Romney faced questions from reporters on whether the president of the United States should face treason charges his response was, “No, of course not.”

“I don’t correct all of the questions that get asked of me,” he added.

Just Romney being Romney…

Last month veteran rocker Ted Nugent – known as the “Motor City Madman” – delivered a welcomed endorsement to the Romney campaign.

At a National Rifle Association (NRA) convention April 17, Nugent, notorious for extreme, erratic views and hot conservative rhetoric declared if Obama is re-elected he (Nugent) would be, “dead or in jail.”

He referred to the president, Vice President Biden, and Secretary of State Clinton as, “criminals.”

And Nugent added, “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”

Romney’s response through a spokesperson was, “Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from…Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil.”

That will fix you Ted Nugent, gosh-darn it!

In March Rush Limbaugh sparked a political firestorm when he labeled Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” during his radio broadcast.

Romney’s response?

“It’s not the language I would have used.”

Romney’s dearth of leadership in the face of such garish ignobility is frightening and baffling at the same time.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) gained so many points from the right and the left when he was running for president in October 2008 by simply doing the right thing when he corrected an elderly woman who erroneously believed then Sen. Obama was an, “Arab.” That’s why Romney’s reticence is baffling.

But, Romney’s aversion to confronting bullies and fringe yahoos is frightening because he wants to be President of the United States. If he can’t check Ted Nugent it doesn’t seem viable he could effectively deal with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran.

So, Romney deserves the back of Santorum’s hand disguised as an “endorsement.” He deserves the tepid and tenuous embrace of the GOP establishment and the scorn and distrust of the Party’s right wing.

And ultimately he deserves to be reduced to history’s scrap pile of failed Republican presidential contenders.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bs; newt4romney; newtbots4romney; romney; santorum

1 posted on 05/15/2012 10:45:29 AM PDT by YourAdHere
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To: YourAdHere

Hopelessly missing the point, here.

Most voting in the primary did NOT WANT A RINO! RINORomeny had all the party backing but VERY LITTLE of the rank and file.

This is the result.

Now, all we can do is hope our RINORomney isn’t too bad.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 10:51:09 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: ConservativeDude

If Romney continues to do well in the polls, look for him to go with someone pretty safe. I’d say now that safe/competent choice would be Portman from OH.

Just predictin’ here, not necessarily advocating....


3 posted on 05/15/2012 10:52:58 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Flintlock
Well, if "Most voting in the primary did NOT WANT A RINO!" and you claim Romney is a RINO, how come he kept winning primaries? Obviously the primary voters did want him or else he wouldn't be the nominee.

You do know how voting works, don't you?

4 posted on 05/15/2012 10:56:39 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: ConservativeDude

Looks like Obama has finally started slipping on intrade. He was holding strong at 59.5% to 60.5% all this time but today he is under 59%

Let the freefall begin.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 10:56:50 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: YourAdHere

This week at a town hall meeting in Euclid, Ohio a Romney supporter declared, “We have a president right now that is operating outside of the structure of our Constitution…And I want to know – yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason.”

But, instead of Romney rebuking the woman who accused President Obama of treason – a crime punishable by death – Romney was silent.

It was vintage Romney; instead of confronting her incendiary charge, he pussy-footed around it and spoke to her about constitutional principles instead and allowed her a follow up question.

Later, on the rope-line when Romney faced questions from reporters on whether the president of the United States should face treason charges his response was, “No, of course not.”

“I don’t correct all of the questions that get asked of me,” he added.

Just Romney being Romney…
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Just Romney being McCain 2


6 posted on 05/15/2012 10:57:47 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Deb

Some of that was open primaries and some of it was just no real good alternatives. Sure, freepers all like to talk nice about Newt but the truth is he made a crappy candidate.


7 posted on 05/15/2012 10:59:44 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: YourAdHere

This week at a town hall meeting in Euclid, Ohio a Romney supporter declared, “We have a president right now that is operating outside of the structure of our Constitution…And I want to know – yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason.”

But, instead of Romney rebuking the woman who accused President Obama of treason – a crime punishable by death – Romney was silent.
______________________________________________

Why on Earth would Willie Mitty “rebuke” the woman ???

Why would he defend Obama when the woman merely said the truth ???

That is one strange statement from the author...


8 posted on 05/15/2012 11:00:37 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: YourAdHere

So, let me see if I have this straight. A cyomunity website can refer to a white guy as “dragging his knuckles”, but if a white website wrote that about a black guy, it would be trayvon all over again, eh?

Just more double standard claptrap from the real racists.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 11:02:53 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: mamelukesabre

Newt can’t seem to get out of his own way these days. It really makes me sad.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 11:03:03 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

Most voting in the primaries voted for someone who was NOT Myth, but those votes were split between multiple candidates.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 11:03:56 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Flintlock

Hope is a river of denial.


12 posted on 05/15/2012 11:04:14 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: Darth Reardon

You can say that about most every election with more than 2 people in it. In other words, you aren’t saying jack.


13 posted on 05/15/2012 11:20:58 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: ConservativeDude

How does Portman rank with the NRA? Is he a Muslim-lover like Christie or Daniels?


14 posted on 05/15/2012 11:24:55 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: ZULU

Excellent, question...looks like the NRA is ok with him:

http://www.ontheissues.org/oh/Rob_Portman_Gun_Control.htm

That says a lot, at least in my opinion.

Not sure where he is on multiculturalism and islamofascism. Maybe Ohioans can answer that better?


15 posted on 05/15/2012 11:28:42 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: YourAdHere
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) gained so many points from the right and the left when he was running for president in October 2008 by simply doing the right thing when he corrected an elderly woman who erroneously believed then Sen. Obama was an, “Arab.” That’s why Romney’s reticence is baffling.

Could the reason be that, in spite of all those points gained, McCain lost?


16 posted on 05/15/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Deb
Obviously the primary voters did want him or else he wouldn't be the nominee.

For some reason, GOP primary voters bought the line about Romney being the 'most electable' of the bunch. Once again, we stood back and let the media do a hatchet job on our best candidates, leaving the weakest standing at the end.

What troubles me the most is that Romney has still not come completely clean on his 2 main albatrosses: his erstwhile support for socialized medicine and belief in the socialist-inspired climate hoax. It's now up to us to push him the right way on these issues, in addition to pushing him over the goal line.

17 posted on 05/15/2012 11:32:14 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Darth Reardon

Yeah, sure.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 11:45:56 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: bassmaner
I'm not a Romney zealot, but even I know he took the health bill presented to him by the Democrat legislature, watered it down and eventually signed it to the delight of the voters who WANTED IT. If they didn't they would have thrown out all the Democrats and voted in conservative Republicans who would have repealed it.

And I will bet you ANYTHING that as president he will not lift a single finger to push forward ANY legislation dealing with "climate change".

All this hysteria is really ridiculous.

19 posted on 05/15/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: mamelukesabre; ConservativeDude

I think everyone should start looking at intrade now. Obama is dropping like a rock.


20 posted on 05/15/2012 12:46:35 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Deb; bassmaner

Thankfully, this is still a primary and we have others on most every state ballot to vote FOR besides Myth.

In the general election, barring a miracle, Romney and the GOPE, and their enabling voters may wish that some small bone had been thrown to conservatives after all.

Translation: The two parties have melled into one. They run the same candidate in both. Romney may turn out to win without the conservative vote, but maybe not. Maybe he will need it.

In any event, he is NOT getting it. Four more years of Obama (or Romney) may be enough to turn the GOPE around along with their enablers, but without our vote.

Neither candidate is conservative, even moderate, and certainly neither is Christian.

So, back to being pragmatic and to the chic angle for wearing tin foil hats below the eyes.


21 posted on 05/15/2012 1:17:39 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Deb
Romney has gotten 44.46%, which means most people voted for someone else. The original commenter is correct.
22 posted on 05/15/2012 1:19:14 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Darth Reardon
Once again...you do understand how voting works, don't you? The person with the most votes, wins. Usually we don't add together the votes of candidates who didn't get the most and negate the winner.

I was praying the majority of voters would write in "Haley Barbour", but they didn't. The majority voted for Romney. He was the winner. Make all the irrelevant arguments you want, it won't change anything.

23 posted on 05/15/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
I was praying the majority of voters would write in "Haley Barbour", but they didn't.

Mr. Barbour has the blood of an 18-year old woman on his hands.

DUI felon pardoned by Mississippi governor facing new charges

24 posted on 05/15/2012 2:00:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Oh, stop it. That whole thing has been debunked. When you start believing the Democrat slime machine, you have lost your soul.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 2:04:54 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

I know how voting works, but that has nothing to do with the fact that the original commenter did not say that Myth did not get “the most” votes, he said that “most” people voted for someone other than Myth.

And no, the majority did not vote for Myth. Majority means 50%+1, not “the most”. Over 55% (that’s a majority, BTW) voted for others.

You are wrong. Make all the irrelevant arguments you want, it won’t change anything.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 5:36:33 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: ConservativeDude

Amazing. I like him already!!!!!


27 posted on 05/15/2012 6:36:36 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: Darth Reardon

I appreciate the Al Gore argument that “more people went to the polls to vote for someone else”, but Romney won. Make any argument you want, it won’t change reality. Romney is the nominee and we have to make the best of it. Sorry.


28 posted on 05/16/2012 10:46:17 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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