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Rush Limbaugh: Romney Flubbed Arizona Response
Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Tuesday June 26, 2012 | Rush

Posted on 06/26/2012 3:32:54 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday Mitt Romney blew it with the response to all the immigration rulings at the Supreme Court. And the Obama administration reaction to it. And the regime basically telling Arizona, "We don't care. We're gonna have spies tattling on you if you start stopping people," and so forth. Yesterday was a warning, I think. Yesterday was a red flag for the Romney team. Yesterday... And it's the first time in a long time. It's the first time I have thought this in a long time. The Romney team was not ready for primetime on this illegal immigration, the Arizona decision.

This is not the time to get too cocky. I know that the Romney campaign is basically saving it all up for after the Olympics, and I understand that. But this is too consequential a week. What's happening this week is going to have legs, and there will be memories associated with it. You can't live off of all of Obama's gaffes like, "The private sector is doing fine." You can't live off that forever. Had that decision happened in the fall on a debate night with Obama pandering away the way he was?

And if Romney's response yesterday had happened in a debate? It would have been a big win for Obama, for the community organizer. Now, health care is coming up Thursday, and it's time to get the ducks back in a row. I'm just saying, folks. I was a little surprised. The Romney camp has been superb. They've had their rapid response stuff ready to go. I know that there's fear about the Hispanic vote, fear of angering it and so forth. But unless we're gonna pander to 'em the way Obama does...

And if we do that, we're gonna lose. We can't outpander Obama. We can't promise a bigger government than Obama will promise. We can't promise that. Not with credibility. That's not who we are. We can't promise this kind of stuff. And if that's the attempt, as a defensive measure, so as not to offend them...? Well, then, fine. I don't think you offended anybody, but you didn't gain anything. And we are about gaining things. The future of the country is riding on this stuff. There's got to be more than a tepid response


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; cowardlyrinos; cowardromnwy; loserromney; obama; romney; romney4dnc; romney4obama; romneycare4u; romneytheweak; romneyvsconstitution; rush; rushlimbaugh; sb1070; talkradio; yellowromney

1 posted on 06/26/2012 3:33:02 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

We can't outpander Obama.

Got that, GOP??

2 posted on 06/26/2012 3:40:02 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rush is right. Romney’s campaign is going to be much like the one McCain ran. Squishy soft.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 3:44:13 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Jane Long

Many Freepers disagree with you....I’ve heard them say that its brilliant that Romney isn’t saying anything because it will hurt his position with Hispanics so he should say nothing even if it’s the right thing to do or say


4 posted on 06/26/2012 3:45:41 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

The GOPe likes their cheap Meh-ican labor and cheap tarts. Both parties are one when it comes to Shamnesty. Both are Socialist tyrants.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 3:45:54 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Bigtigermike

What Romney response?


6 posted on 06/26/2012 3:47:29 PM PDT by moovova (Muslims will never know the pleasure of eating BBQ babyback ribs...too bad.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Of course Romney flubbed it.. just like nearly every other prominent Republican. They`re deathly afraid to confront the invasion head-on because they know hispanic political power is too strong. This didn`t have to happen.. but this country ignored the cancerous growth of the illegal population, ignoring the warnings about the dire consequences.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 3:47:50 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Bigtigermike

He doesn’t have the conservative instincts of Palin or even Gingrich. This is going to be a very looonnngggg campaign season!


8 posted on 06/26/2012 3:49:17 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Bigtigermike

Fat-ass can’t keep his mouth shut. He’s right, but he should keep it to himself. Romney should call him and tell him to button it.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 3:49:43 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Bigtigermike
Yesterday was a red flag for the Romney team

The last few months have been a red flag for the nation. Obama is testing, testing, testing to see how far outside the law he can go without repercussions. Pretty soon he will determine that he can do ANYTHING he wants to do because the congress and or the people are too frightened or too scared to oppose him. Look at the Holder deal. Look at the amnesty for yutes, Look at the gay marriage BS. He is constantly pressing on beyond his constitutional authority and no one seems to care. This is one step from him declaring that he is "Dictator for Life". After November impeachment may just be a word in some other nations dictionary, certainly not in ours.

10 posted on 06/26/2012 3:52:45 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Bigtigermike
Media Desperation: TIME Complains Romney Too Focused on Economy
As we've pointed out time and again, the corrupt media is currently desperate to shift the conversation of the presidential race away from the economy and on to turf that might win their failed president a second term. Namely, the identity politics of race, which has been disguised as "immigration policy" and has been an obsession of Obama's Media Palace Guards for the last ten days.

It's a trap.

The media currently coordinating with the White House knows it's a trap.

Thank God, though, Mitt Romney knows it's a trap and refuses to play.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 3:54:27 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bigtigermike

Yes he did flub it. “Should have said we have separation of powers AND a rule of law in America. If you don’t like a law, you work with Congress to try and change it, you do not RULE OVER A FREE PEOPLE!! Nor do you ignore a USSC ruling and deprive any state of it’s legal and civil rights. And for that matter you don’t send illegal guns into the country most these very people are coming from. Those are all the WRONG things to do!”

That’s what I wish he had said, he would have surged in the polls.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 3:55:20 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: FrdmLvr

That’s the key, he doesn’t have the conservative core/instincts, he’s similar to GWB in that respect, he’s going to have be forced to the right. It is going to be a long campaign, but I’ll vote Romney, the alternative is disastrous.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 3:56:30 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Jane Long

No, they don’t. The GOP is as retarded as the Dems.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 3:56:53 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Bratch

..If a man truly believes something...He will stand up for it no matter what the opposition is doing...If a man believes nothing, he will let the opposition set the tone on everything...always claiming , it was a trap..... 


15 posted on 06/26/2012 3:57:45 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Crawdad

Why? Because the truth hurts?


16 posted on 06/26/2012 3:58:13 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Yes, it’s got to be a pain to have to get out there and grouse against something you are not only NOT opposed to but have every intention of implementing yourself.

After all, Rubio was allowed to float this boat, in Romney’s cowardly stead, as a trial balloon. Obama simply took their own ammunition and blew them up with it, which is what Romney deserves for coming up bright ideas with no specific plans to resolve anything uttered.

What he will do is follow Obama’s example of translating all things out to a liberal congress keeping his own nose clean. This is no leader.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 4:01:09 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Bigtigermike

While I agree that Romney -had no response-, which member of the GOP had a response or even the right response?

As far as I can see it was none of them as they are all absolute litte chickensh*ts.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 4:06:11 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: moovova
What Romney response?

That's the point.

19 posted on 06/26/2012 4:09:29 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: chris37

To the average American voter no response means he agrees and would do the same as President or at the very least is willing to let such activities happen in his own government.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 4:11:55 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: moovova

He’s still waiting for his fax from the Sinolas.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 4:13:23 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Crawdad

Thanks for the nasty comment about Rush. Maybe you should join the health Nazis and Alinskyites and Karen Klein’s tormenters if you think calling someone “fat ass” is going to change minds.

Romney is a disaster and, sadly, I’m probably going to vote for him. And hate myself for it. Jim, don’t ban me!!!


22 posted on 06/26/2012 4:17:19 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Crawdad

calling Rush a F** A**....... Really? How Dare you, IMHO. Rush is RIGHT. Did Moochelle send you?

Which of the GOP did YOU hear talking about the AZ issue yesterday besides Jan Brewer, Sen. Kyl and Sheriff Joe? I own property in AZ and I do NOT like the open border, tattle on your local law enforcement guy and the “come on in” to the USA attitude. I say NEVER ever give citizenship if you EVER broke the law getting here. NEVER. Work permit, NOT citizenship. Romney reminds me a lot of Dole, Ford, Juan McLaim. Sickening.

Rush is on OUR side - don’t doubt him!


23 posted on 06/26/2012 4:22:33 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: RitaOK
What's being overlooked here is that Romney has to keep in mind that Mormonism is Enjoying Dramatic Growth in Latin America

Mormon leaders wouldn't be pleased with him if he interfered with the message that 52,000 mormon missionaries are out in the world spreading.

Salt Lake leaders likely influence everything Mitt says.

24 posted on 06/26/2012 4:23:07 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Until the 52K LDS missionaries claiming Christian faith is bogus quit, I will post LDS truth.)
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To: Bigtigermike

25 posted on 06/26/2012 4:26:27 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

I said Rush was right, and he is a fat-ass.


26 posted on 06/26/2012 4:30:24 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Leaning Right

The only material difference between Romney and Zero is the amount of melanin in the skin..... They are both ... repeat both ... squishy liberals.... More East coast hogwash.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 4:32:46 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Bigtigermike
He's not standing up for conservative values because that's not what he believes in. To him, saying anything that embraces conservative values is a gaffe. Think about it. Why the HELL would the "Republican" candidate be afraid to take conservative positions unless they think conservatism is bad politics??

He tried this before. He tried to out-liberal Ted Kennedy and failed miserably.

And he's trying it again right now.... again with a voting bloc he's never going to get.

It's stupid. Running away like a scared little girl from conservative positions is not a campaign strategy.

28 posted on 06/26/2012 4:37:47 PM PDT by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney DESTROY Obama at his own game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvx4UfM8RA)
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To: tsowellfan

I understand that, and I take it that is the position of the entire GOP as well as their candidate, because none of them have said or done anything of consequence related to this matter.


29 posted on 06/26/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Bigtigermike

All Romney had to say was that he would uphold ALL the laws of the US equally.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 5:01:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Bigtigermike
The position should be:

How will Obama's Illegal Immigration policy help Americans least able to compete for scarce jobs?

Which of these groups of Americans will benefit from Obama's new actions on illegal immigration?

The Elderly.
Single moms going to school.
The Unskilled.
The undereducated .
Those working on job training.
Blacks.
Teens.
Inner city youths.
College students.
Part time single moms.
Public employee members in our Law Enforcement.

Other than the carbon remaining here , what's the difference between off shoring jobs and bringing offshore workers here?

31 posted on 06/26/2012 5:05:13 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on their 2012 pick.)
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To: Crawdad

You do know Jim Robs rules regarding Rush do you not?

I happen to agree STRONGLY with JR on that point, so if you’re not here posting anymore, well, I may have had something to do with that.


32 posted on 06/26/2012 5:09:37 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: miss marmelstein

“Romney is a disaster and, sadly, I’m probably going to vote for him. And hate myself for it. Jim, don’t ban me!!!”

Or you could stand on the shoulders of our founding fathers, defend their(and your) principles and not vote for him.


33 posted on 06/26/2012 5:20:49 PM PDT by Mountain Mary
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To: Mountain Mary

Preach it Mountain Mary! Now that’s what I’m talkin bout.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Bigtigermike
I shoul've put the "We can't outpander Obama" in quotes...as that's a direct quote from the (Rush) transcript you posted.

So, FReeper's arent' disagreeing with me...they're disagreeing with El Rushobo ;)

35 posted on 06/26/2012 6:29:04 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: FrdmLvr

He has to think “opposite” on everything, which is discombobulating for a person, so he will be extraordinarily dependent on instructors to give him his “current” positions during the campaign.

It will be awhile before he can fake thinking on his feet.


36 posted on 06/26/2012 6:38:42 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Jane Long

Maybe the GOPe and Mittens do not like Arizona getting uppity about being raped by illegals just like Bam.


37 posted on 06/26/2012 7:05:16 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Crawdad

Maybe your progressive Messiah could just have him shot.


38 posted on 06/26/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Balding_Eagle

I’ve been on FR a long time and I am unaware of any “rules” regarding Rush. Please spell ‘em out to me.

No, I didn’t post anything about Rush but I am interested in hearing about these “rules”.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 8:44:08 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: jdsteel

The ‘rules’, as you dismissively call them, in this case; don’t attack or speak ill of Rush.

It will get you zotted by JR.

You can be as dismissive of me as you want, you can even use the dismissive liberal laugh at me, I’m sure many posters have, but they’ve been zotted by JR, so we can no longer be sure if they did or not.


40 posted on 06/27/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Wow, you are a bit touchy. Since I'm not a liberal I don't think I could manage a “liberal laugh”.

Personally, I am a Rush fan. I have him on in the background at work daily.

I've seen JR’s standard rules on profanity, etc. I've also seen posts by him about Romney (or other subjects) that made his position known in no uncertain terms. I've never seen a rule on Rush.

I HAVE seen some posters try to speak for JR. Briefly. If I was IBTZ.

Maybe you and JR go way back and you can speak for him. I don't know.

41 posted on 06/27/2012 9:14:57 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

BTW; I didn’t much care for the personal attack on Rush either, and he’s comparatively svelte these days.


42 posted on 06/27/2012 9:18:31 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: jdsteel

I doubt that JR even knows who I am, and I certainly wasn’t speaking FOR him, I was speaking ABOUT what has happened in the past to those who denigrate Rush on FR.

A long time ago JR had a thread about it too IIRC.

Unless JR has changed that ‘rule’, denigrating Rush on FR is risking your ability to post here.


43 posted on 06/28/2012 6:57:54 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Gotcha. Now I am off to scream about SCOTUS for a few minutes.


44 posted on 06/28/2012 7:23:32 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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