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Allen West questions Romney team
Polutico ^ | Tuesday July 3, 2012

Posted on 07/03/2012 1:20:57 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Rep. Allen West suggested late Monday that Mitt Romney re-evaluate his campaign advisers, hours after top Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom said on TV that the individual mandate of President Barack Obama’s health care law is not a tax.

“It’s a tax,” the Florida Republican told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News. “I think that the governor probably needs to look at who he has within his circle of advisers, and probably get … them to provide the right type of counsel and advice.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alanwest; obamacare; romney; romney4dnc; romney4obama; romney4obamacare; romney4romneycare; weaknesses
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1 posted on 07/03/2012 1:21:08 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
I agree w/Col. West.

Lot's of folks are calling on Romeny to re-evaluate his team. Even Establishment types like Fred Barnes (on today's Laura Ingraham show) are telling Romney to get serious and get tough with a new team.

2 posted on 07/03/2012 1:24:59 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Bigtigermike

I am confused now. If West says it is a tax, then he is disagreeing with Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito. Why are we getting bogged down in this minutiae?

Tax or penalty it is bad. We need to communcate this.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 1:27:27 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Bigtigermike

Romney should follow his OWN counsel. He should do anything to discredit Obama. I have serious doubts about this idiot that I am forced to vote for.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 1:29:30 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Mr. RomneyCARE has ALWAYS defended Obama.
From the missing BC, to TARP,
to heling al Qaeda, MITT ROMNEY has been
Obama’s biggest supporter.

Team Romney waged a drawn out attack on Gov. Palin
on the eve of Election 2008 for the One.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 1:32:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bigtigermike

How can GOPers that are just business guys compete with the polish of Hollywood?

What was Reagan’s line of work again?


6 posted on 07/03/2012 1:32:45 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The only reason to call this a tax is to make the democrats squirm. It has been declared a tax by a majority of the SCOTUS as they contort themselves, like Olga Korbut, trying to justify a monetary penalty for not buying a product from a business. There are plenty of other tax hikes hidden in Obamacare for everybody, whether they buy healthcare coverage or not.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 1:32:57 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Diogenesis

Who should we support as an alternative to Obama?


8 posted on 07/03/2012 1:34:06 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Jane Long

And Michael Savage called on Romney to do it months ago .


9 posted on 07/03/2012 1:34:16 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Bigtigermike

Ferhnstrom or whatever his name is should go, and Romney should admit he made a mistake with Romneycare - he was a governor, was tying to help the people, it turned out badly, people are losing coverage, he sees the error of his ways, Obamacare is just as bad, etc etc etc - then move on.......


10 posted on 07/03/2012 1:34:44 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Bigtigermike
When West either retracts or refines his support for “justice for Trayvon*", then I’ll pay him mind.

To date, he has not redacted, redefined, or said "you-got-it-wrong-cracker-this-is-what-I-really-said".

* Copyright 2012 by Sybrina Fulton, all rights reserved.

11 posted on 07/03/2012 1:34:54 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Bigtigermike

Did West just move to the front of Romney’s ‘no way in heck’ VP list?


12 posted on 07/03/2012 1:35:44 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m tired of it...it seems its more and more like a choice between Obama and Obamalite...


13 posted on 07/03/2012 1:37:59 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: Perdogg

As Mark Levin said yesterday it doesn’t really matter whether it is a tax, a penalty, or a cucumber, it is wrong for this country and we need to drive that point home.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 1:39:28 PM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: Perdogg
Tax or penalty it is bad. We need to communcate this.

Exactly!

The only message coming from the GOP needs to be "Repeal and Replace with a Free-Market Approach".

Sadly, with Mitt Romney clinging to HIS Individual Mandate approach to fixing this problem, we will be getting more of the same from his "Replacement".

And please, no mention of RomneyCare being a States Rights issue.

Socialism, whether applied at the Federal or State level, is still Socialism and is still Evil.
15 posted on 07/03/2012 1:41:23 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Okieshooter

100% agree. If it is ruled a tax, then it can be destroyed as one. But I am sticking with Levin and the court conservatives.


16 posted on 07/03/2012 1:42:35 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Bigtigermike
Col. West's comments throughout the interview were right on target. Romney's team needs to seize the moment for sounding a clear trumpet on behalf of freedom for individuals versus the tyranny and slavery offered by the redistributionist-in-chief.

Obama, Pelosi and Reid deceived "the People" in order to accomplish a power grab called "affordable health care." They continue to deceive by refusing to call a tax a tax, and the opposing candidate's representative says his boss agrees with them?

Unbelievable!

17 posted on 07/03/2012 1:44:00 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: SoConPubbie

I am not going to argue about socialism, I agree. The free market approach is the portability across Statelines.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 1:44:48 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SoConPubbie
The only message coming from the GOP needs to be "Repeal and Replace with a Free-Market Approach".

You are half right.

The only message coming from the GOP needs to be "Repeal."

19 posted on 07/03/2012 1:44:51 PM PDT by itsahoot (That Coup d'├ętat we had in 08, It is now complete, with unlimited power.)
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To: New Jersey Realist

No kiddin...


20 posted on 07/03/2012 1:50:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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