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New Friction Grows Between Romney, Conservatives over Obamacare
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 05 Jul 2012 07:54 PM

Posted on 07/06/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT by robowombat

For months, Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign was a picture of discipline, charting a relatively steady course for the former Massachusetts governor through a bitterly contested primary season. In recent weeks, however, Romney's tight ship has not looked so tight.

Romney's missteps on issues such as immigration and healthcare - and images of him on a jet ski during a vacation at his New Hampshire estate this week - have exasperated some supporters who are calling for a shake-up of his staff and worrying he could bungle Republicans' chances of ousting Democratic President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election.

The concerns were summarized in an editorial late on Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, which said Romney's Boston-based staff was "slowly squandering an historic opportunity."

"Mr. Obama is being hurt by an economic recovery that is weakening for the third time in three years," said the Journal, whose editorial page is a barometer of the thinking of leading conservatives. "But Mr. Romney hasn't been able to take advantage, and if anything he is losing ground."

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Last month, Romney struggled to articulate a detailed response to Obama's executive order that stopped deportations of thousands of children of illegal immigrants.

The Republican - who trails Obama badly among Latino voters - still has not come up with an immigration plan that might cut into Obama's lead among Hispanics without angering Romney's conservative base.

Romney's decision to take this week off at his lakeside home in New Hampshire - which led to the photographs of the multi-millionaire zipping around on a jet ski with his wife, Ann - prompted some fellow Republicans to say that Romney had blown a chance to strike a more patriotic theme around the nation's July 4 Independence Day holiday on Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deathpanels; rinoromney; romney; romney4deathpanels; romney4obamacare; romneycare; romneydeathpanels; socializedmedicine
The problem is Romney has no core political philosophy or belief's. He is one of those people who want to translate their wealth into fame although they really don't know why other than liking to lap up publicity.
1 posted on 07/06/2012 8:44:25 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

The Dems are far better at playing to their base. The base is where the passion lies - the foot soldiers so necessary
during an election. I would simply point our all the bad things with this health care law (and there are certainly plenty) and offer common-sense solutions in lieu of to the electorate. E.G. why no legal reform with malpractice suits?


2 posted on 07/06/2012 8:53:21 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: robowombat

Romney’s fumbling is reminiscent of McCain of 2008.

Romney is going to have to stick with some positions and quit being so wishy-washy, if he expects to win. He cannot be all things to all people.


3 posted on 07/06/2012 8:57:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: robowombat

I hate to say it - because I do want him to win despite my many many misgivings with him - but Mittens is looking more and more to me like a “John Kerry Republican”.

While their are numerous similarities, the one that sticks out for me is the “conviction gap.” Mittens sometimes says the right things, but I never believe a word coming out of his mouth, especially if those words are conservative.


4 posted on 07/06/2012 8:59:47 AM PDT by mojito
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To: robowombat

What the heck is the matter with newsmax?

Romney is still running a disciplined campaign.

Everyone was/is confused about the Roberts ruling but he dealt with it firmly and decisively.

He said nothing amiss about the immigration thing.

As for the lovely family vacation this week. OMG. What’s the matter with people. It’s a holiday week.

He was at his own home with his own boat and his own family having a nice time.

I cannot believe that anyone would complain about that.

Whereas the people most of us want him to defeat is off somewhere with odd people on our money.

Sheesh.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 9:02:57 AM PDT by altura (Vote Romney. He's our only hope.)
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To: robowombat
COME ON ALREADY.....

Give me a Freeeeekin break, will you oh, so, sensitive, Ijits?

OK, granted, Mittens suffers from "Foot in Mouth" Disease; he is a Wuss, RINO, who is waaaay too timid for most of our taste...

...and his so called "Advisers" appear to have been separated at birth from those Juan McPain used in 08....

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....which is "Good Clean Fun" which MILLIONS enjoy, is somehow...."Beneath a Presidential (Presmumptive) Nominees Dignity" or.....WHAT? Somone want to clue me in???

WHILE this FASCIST, NEO-COMMIE's "Quaffing Beer" in some Bar with some (self-censored) "person" while campaigning in "our" Million $ Bus and on "our" dime, is perfectly fine?

2012-07-05T231528Z_1596699460_GM1E8760K2B01_RTRMADP_3_USA-POLITICS-OBAMA

Someone/Some People need to get a grip and a life!!!

6 posted on 07/06/2012 9:03:52 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: robowombat

For a minute I was worried that we wouldn’t have a fresh “Romney needs to be defeated to save Obama” post to get us through lunch!

If we don’t express how imperative it is for him to loose every hour of every day, how will we ever remember how much better Obama is?????


7 posted on 07/06/2012 9:08:17 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: mojito

I never believe anything he says either. He is proving just as horrible as many of us knew he would be. He’s a weak, lying, power-craving, convictionless Mormon hack. If he happens to win the election, prepare for perpetual disappointment.

Romney or Obama is not much of a choice. I fear this is judgment. Time will tell whether God is finally crushing us as a nation or if He is teaching us a hard lesson.


8 posted on 07/06/2012 9:08:58 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: altura
Whereas the people most of us want him to defeat is off somewhere with odd people on our money.

At FR, it would appear that "the person most people want to see defeated" is Romney.

9 posted on 07/06/2012 9:11:03 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: robowombat

Are they people of the RIGHT that damned stupid??
A photo of Mitt Romney on a (Horrors) Jet Ski and suddenly O***A is re-elected.
Hundreds of pictures of the Pres. on the golf course and/or flying with OUR money all over the world on “vacation” and not a word of criticism.
This is merely another example of the MSM doing what it believes is its job.
We better see that Romney never is spotted going into a leading resteraunt and/or prestige shopping center. And he better drop the jets and switch to a DC-3.
The Goebbels press will do its thing. Speak up about it.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 9:11:35 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: robowombat
Romney hasn't even been offically nominated yet.

Most Americans aren't concerned with the Nov. elections yet.

This will be the American's People last chance to stop Obamacare.

Everytime it has come to a test in an election, Obamacare has lost.

It will lose again.

11 posted on 07/06/2012 9:12:34 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: robowombat
Mr. RomneyCARE has TWO CORE PHILOSOPHIES: HIM and STATISM


12 posted on 07/06/2012 9:12:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: robowombat
New Friction Grows Between Romney, Conservatives over Obamacare

Obviously, conservatives need to shut up, go back to the back of the bus, sit down, and keep sending in the donations. We'll rattle your cages when we need to you to get up and vote.

13 posted on 07/06/2012 9:25:56 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: robowombat

I’m not necessarily prone to accept conspiracy theories, so I’ll place the blame on criminal incompetence.

THE FIX IS IN!! IT ISN’T OUR TURN!!

How else to explain two successive candidates who walked all over their competition to get the nomination, roar out to a good start and then proceed to squander everything to the other side?

If there can be a bright side to all this,if there is a next time for elections (and the pretense for elections keeps everybody worked up so they don’t realize what a farce it is, the RINOs won’t dare show their faces.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 9:26:36 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Sad but true.

Hope this site is a huge outlier and I think it is.

Many here are out lying about Romney and ignoring the sins of Obama.


15 posted on 07/06/2012 9:27:05 AM PDT by altura (Vote Romney. He's our only hope.)
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To: robowombat

You mean another Bloomberg. And we all know how he is working out.


16 posted on 07/06/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: altura

"I won the $10,000 bet that I could get
Altura to bow to RomneyCARE."

17 posted on 07/06/2012 9:42:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: robowombat
Dr. Romney knows that he cannot go on a tirade about how Obamacare is bad medicine because he knows that he is responsible for the same malpractice in Massachusetts.  He cannot jump up and down poiting his finger at Obama for being an anti-constitutional socialist without pointing a finger at himself.  As we all know, that is the underlying reason for his weak response on the supreme court ruling.  He wants to avoid pointing a finger at himself.

The core issue of friction for the conservative base and Romney is that we have in Romney an anti-constitutional socialist candidate running side-by-side with another anti-constitutional socialist candidate.  It seems to us conservatives, ideologically speaking, that our candidate is not running against the opposition, but along side the opposition.

18 posted on 07/06/2012 9:42:41 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: robowombat

The truth here is that conservative “leaders” are trying to get in front of the surge so they can pat themselves on the back for beating Obama. The reality is we could have picked a name from the phone book (and unfortunately we did) and beat Obama. Voters don’t care what conservative “leaders” think - what a joke! These people tyaklwe themselves way too seriously. Likely voters hate Obama and see What’s His Name as the only way to flush him down the toilet.Look at how the money is pouring in; it will continue to pour in as people smell the stink of defeat all over Obama.

Since very few are actually voting FOR What’s His Name he really can’t do much wrong because the voters don’t care.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 9:45:31 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Diogenesis

My jet ski is better than the GTI. I have the RXT which blows the GTI out of the water.


20 posted on 07/06/2012 9:45:49 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: robowombat

I didn’t expect much, so I am not being disappointed. What happened with the Supreme Court was a bit of a surprise, but it’s no surprise that Romney cannot capitalize on it. So it’s playing out pretty much as expected. The folks that say we have to accept what the establishment Republicans dish out and then hold their feet to the fire to make them do what needs to be done, are going to be the
frustrated ones. Many of us have seen this football many times and know it can’t be kicked.


21 posted on 07/06/2012 9:49:12 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: altura

“Everyone was/is confused about the Roberts ruling but he dealt with it firmly and decisively.”

No. Actually he didn’t. JUST like his speech this morning about the jobs report, he says all the right words. And sounds like he’s speaking the words in his sleep. There is not ONE ounce of emotion. He sounds like a sleepwalking potted plant. People are ANGRY as hell out here. We are losing our country FGS! This is NOT the time to be entirely emotionless. I am NOT saying he needs to pound the table, but....come ON!!


22 posted on 07/06/2012 10:10:41 AM PDT by battletank
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To: robowombat

Most folks aren’t even paying attention right now. They’re working and thinking about their summer vacations. Even if all the networks played video of Romney on a jet-ski this week, how many people do you think actually SAW it? And frankly, what’s the problem with him being on a jet-ski at his summer home? Do folks realize just how many people in New England, even those of modest means, have summer homes and jet-skis? It’s certainly not the mark of a rich person, even though the MSM tries to make it out to be that way.


23 posted on 07/06/2012 10:12:22 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: altura
“Many here are out lying about Romney and ignoring the sins of Obama.”

Odd, isn't it?

Many are also railing against Roberts, yet completely and stubbornly ignore the four other members of the SCOTUS who voted with him.

No wonder more and more citizens are registering as Independents or just not voting at all.
The choice in November is Romney or Obama.
Pick one.
We do not have the option of choosing None of the Above.

24 posted on 07/06/2012 10:20:29 AM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: .45 Long Colt

“Romney or Obama is not much of a choice.”

That is, if you have the brains equivalent to a pile of dog manure.

To anyone with an ounce of sense, this nation can’t survive another four years of Obama.

And as Mark Levin wisely stated, if you’re gonna sit home and not vote, (and I quote) “Well, screw you!”


25 posted on 07/06/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: altura

“Hope this site is a huge outlier and I think it is.”

It is. Real conservatives are plenty riled, as Rush and Mark Levin mention endlessly.

The imbeciles who want to sit home on election day are part of the problem.

If Obama wins another term, thereby providing the final nail in America’s coffin (if it hasn’t been hammered already), we can thank these morons.

They get to tell their great-grandchildren what it was like when America was free, and how they were such geniuses, how they “stood on principle,” sat on their butts, and allowed it to happen.


26 posted on 07/06/2012 10:45:04 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: sarasmom

the goal of the MSM is to keep the senate.

by distracting with romney and robers and obama, they have conservatives stay home and the left keeps the senate.

WE MUST TAKE THE SENATE.


27 posted on 07/06/2012 10:47:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Obviously, conservatives need to shut up, go back to the back of the bus, sit down, and keep sending in the donations. We'll rattle your cages when we need to you to get up and vote.

Back of the bus??? You wish! Conservatives go on the roof with Seamus!


28 posted on 07/06/2012 11:04:21 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Diogenesis
I'll give you an "A" for effort, but an Z for effectiveness, as most of us here realize just how DANGEROUS and a "REAL" threat, Dear Leader is as opposed to Mittens and will do whatever we need to do to keep him from getting a 2nd term.

But feel free to keep posting all that banal, dated, drivel and hyperbole about Romney, as you might just get one or 2 more (which would add up to maybe 10) Freepers to join your "Suicide Pact."

obamasmug

"I thank you and a few other Freepers for all you are doing towards helping me win another term.

David Axelrod and David Plouffe also thank you for making their job that much easier.

My Chicago-Thug, Political Machine extends their heartfelt appreciation.

The same applies for all my good Muslim Brotherhood buds
who have I recrtuited as personal confidants and advisers
as they work diligently (on my behalf)
to replace the Constitution with Sharia.

You HATE-ROMNEY/MORMON folks at FR keep this up
and I'll see if I can get you a gig
with the WA [Com]Post or the NY [Slimes] writing opinions on Mittens.

Thank, you, thank you, thank you!!!

29 posted on 07/06/2012 11:26:02 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I don’t think jet-skiiing on the 4th is the problem. In fact, there’s probably a whole water sports or wealth sector of the population that finds it satisfying that the Romney’s enjoy water recreation. So, me and my boat are not offended at all.

The problem is Romney’s slow response to the immigration issue and his glacially slow response to the constitutionality question regarding ObamaCare.

His response today on the jobs report was decent.

I’m not a Romney supporter, but I’m not going to lie because I’m supposed to obfuscate the truth regarding candidates not my own.

Romney comes across as real unsure of himself, he comes across slow so he can test the political winds, and he comes across sketchy, giving the impression that he doesn’t have a detailed fix in place for these issues. (The exception is the economy in which he has what: a 58 point plan.)

He needs to address immigration IN DETAIL. He needs to spell out his plan to repeal ObamaCare IN DETAIL.

He needs to punch instead of tweak.


30 posted on 07/06/2012 11:37:24 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Thank you.

I deeply treasure every sensible conservative voice I find here.


31 posted on 07/06/2012 11:41:31 AM PDT by altura (Vote Romney. He's our only hope.)
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To: robowombat
He is such a habitual liar that he cannot remember what lies he has told and when. He is afraid to say anything knowing he will likely contradict himself. It would be hilarious except for the fact that he is the GOP nominee. He is what conservatives are supposed to vote for. You kidding me? I am having 2nd thoughts about voting for this scum. At least with a GOP house and senate President Husein will be virtually powerless.
32 posted on 07/06/2012 7:04:19 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: CaptainKrunch
This is the reason the Dems wanted badly to face him. Santorum or Newt, or even Paul would be up 5-6 points at this point.
33 posted on 07/06/2012 7:07:18 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: mrsixpack36

Newt tried like hell to let us know what was coming, but oh no, he was going negativvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee. By the way, Romney sliced and diced his fellow republican candidates far more than he is Obama. What a joke.


34 posted on 07/06/2012 7:14:46 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: longtermmemmory
I agree.

I decided just being “angry” and venting on a website,attending a few TEA party events, and voting wasn't good enough anymore.

I signed up as a volunteer at my local Republican Party HQ.
No, I am not going to charge in and pretend I know how and why everything “should” be done, or pretend I know more than people who have worked there for years, or that I have the answers that will fix the USA.

I don't like professional politicians, but they are integral to our form of government right now.

Romney is the only viable alternative to Obama now.
I don't have to like that, but that is a fact, and no matter my opinion of it, that fact wont change.

I can still help impact who wins the Florida Republican primary race for the Senate next month, but only if I, personally, help get conservatives and all registered Republicans off their high hobby horses aka their lazy asses, to vote next month, and yet again in November.

The next task will be to convince Republicans and conservative leaning Independents to bestir themselves to actually vote in November.

Frankly I will endure the slower, inexorable swing of the political pendulum back towards the conservative right, rather than rush to participate in a bloody civil war.

That's just my choice, given the reality right now.

If we devolve into a civil war, at least my dead grandparents, and my potential grandchildren will know I actually worked to avoid it, rather than just B and M about how awfull/evil/unfair the world is.

35 posted on 07/06/2012 10:20:44 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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