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Tip - Christie to give keynote address at RNC
NY Post ^ | 7-18-2012 | Josh Margolin

Posted on 07/18/2012 9:27:40 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

The word is going out quietly to Republican activists across New Jersey: If you’re going to the GOP convention in Tampa next month, be sure to be there by Tuesday night, Aug. 28, because Gov. Chris Christie is going to be giving the keynote speech that night.

“We’ve been told that’s the night to be there, that’s when the governor is going to speak. They’re saying he’s the keynoter,” one top party activist told The Post yesterday.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; chrischristie; christie; christie2012; florida; newjersey; romney2012; tampa
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1 posted on 07/18/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

RNC Convention, that is.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 9:29:17 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
So, another RINO will give a speech to all the other RINOS. Good Golly! I'm impressed!

¿Donde esta Palin? Bet that'd bring down the house with incredible standing applause, but no . . . we'll get Christie!

3 posted on 07/18/2012 9:30:41 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks
Well, Christie could be bombastic, and this gives him the national stage cred for his next move .....
4 posted on 07/18/2012 9:33:32 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
I'm beginning to think Romney is intentionally throwing this election.

*facepalm*

5 posted on 07/18/2012 9:33:45 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: laweeks

The party has decided conservatives aren’t wanted. Fine by me. Let the liberals in the party have their slobberfest. This conservative doesn’t care anymore.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 9:35:00 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sir Napsalot

Parade of RINOs.


7 posted on 07/18/2012 9:35:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: laweeks
¿Donde esta Palin?

Not invited, the RINO's are afraid of her impact.

8 posted on 07/18/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Sir Napsalot
NOT Palin... NOT Rubio in his home State... fellow abortion loving christie will be his top henchman.

LLS

9 posted on 07/18/2012 9:42:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Texas Fossil

....And why are we not raising a stink over this? Sarah went to the mat for us in 2010, what are we doing for her now? Tea Parties should be demonstrating outside RNC headquarters around the country.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 9:43:09 AM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: laweeks
One of my vendors took me to lunch last week. Solid conservative guy, lives over by the NJ line. The son of a family friend had the book thrown at him by moving back to NJ (his ex lived there and he missed the kids) and getting caught with a perfectly legal firearm he had puchased in Colorado.

He was languishing in a NJ correctional institute over a bs charge stemming from having the firearm in his vehicle. Christie pardoned the young man as soon as he took office, then convinced the judge in the case to take early retirement before he got forcibly retired. The judge had so much crap on him that there was at least a decent chance the Democrat legislature would've gone along. So he gladly accepted Christie's early exit offer.

My opinion of Christie went up when I heard that story.

11 posted on 07/18/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sir Napsalot; All

many Freepers will whine and moan about this but the fact is 1) Christie’s speech at the Reagan library was SECOND to none from anything we’ve heard from the GOP in a long while 2) people will whine he’s a RINO yet too bad more GOPers don’t speak their mind about obama as does Christie...

terrific choice for a national stage....


12 posted on 07/18/2012 9:44:21 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Sir Napsalot

What next move... being the 2016 gop/e hand picked progressive abortion loving nominee for the republican party?


13 posted on 07/18/2012 9:44:59 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The good news is that it’s very unlikely that he’d be the VP nominee if he’s the keynoter. JMHO, as there is certainly no written rule barring it.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 9:57:07 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: LibLieSlayer

Maybe not Rubio because he will be the Vice-Presidential nominee?


15 posted on 07/18/2012 9:58:17 AM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Shades of Schwarzenegger. He’ll give a fine speech and then go back to governing like he never heard a word of it.


16 posted on 07/18/2012 10:01:14 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: WVNan
I came to the conclusion at the TX GOP Convention that the current RNC leadership is totally in RINO control.

Either we oust them, or there will be an effective 3rd party (not before November). The game they play leads to destruction of the nation. It is about maintaining power in DC. Nothing more.

17 posted on 07/18/2012 10:02:50 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Christie has jumped the shark.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 10:05:34 AM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ..gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..(Penn St feels same about showers))
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To: Sir Napsalot
I'm beginning to think Romney is intentionally throwing this election.

*facepalm*

19 posted on 07/18/2012 10:06:17 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: God luvs America
...people will whine he’s a RINO yet too bad more GOPers don’t speak their mind about obama as does Christie...

Yeah, he sure does.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: LibLieSlayer
NOT Palin... NOT Rubio in his home State... fellow abortion loving christie will be his top henchman.

Christie is not pro-baby killing. He has said that he became a pro-live convert when he heard the heartbeat of his unborn daughter more than 15 years before he ran for Governor of New Jersey. (Unlike Rinomney who ran for governor of Mass as a baby-killer and then conveniently decided that he's not a baby killer when he decided to run for POTUS.)

21 posted on 07/18/2012 10:14:33 AM PDT by Labyrinthos (RE)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Great. Just great.

A grossly overweight, pasty, white, bigmouth RINO with a Joisey accent is to be showcased as the face of the GOP! Maybe the GOP is trying to get some votes from The Sopranos?

Rubio, West, or some other minority conservative should do this gig - or a genuine courageous hero like Scott Walker! Doing that might have a chance of creating some real excitement in the ranks and maybe even changing some minority perceptions.

The only people Christie might energize are losers who washed out of the Weight Watchers program, Karl Rovacrats, or Ann Coulter. The only perceptions that might be changed are those of conservatives and Tea Party patriots as they realize how badly they have been sold out by the effete GOP Beltway Establishment types who want to be invited to the best Washington cocktail parties, get rave reviews in the media, and get a piece of the lush Washington political action!

Losers...

22 posted on 07/18/2012 10:15:36 AM PDT by Gritty (The somnolent GOP in Washington has just climbed back into their Bob Dole suits-Mark Steyn)
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To: Timber Rattler

I hope he wears a “Bro” to the convention!


23 posted on 07/18/2012 10:22:04 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: fatnotlazy
The party has decided conservatives aren’t wanted. Fine by me. Let the liberals in the party have their slobberfest. This conservative doesn’t care anymore.

I am sick and tired of crybaby conservatives!

FReepers even today cannot coalesce around an alternative to Romney from those that were running.

What did you expect to happen during the primary?

But naive children cry even when they lose due to their own mistakes.

24 posted on 07/18/2012 10:29:15 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: God luvs America

I couldn’t agree more.. Christie will blow the lid off the convention center.. great choice


25 posted on 07/18/2012 10:42:25 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Sir Napsalot

Just another GOPe RINO. Opposed gun rights, favors homosexual “unions”, favors Muslims that are anti-American, favors illegal aliens and supports amnesty, and supports ObamaCare.

Not exactly something a conservative can support.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 11:22:00 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

“I am sick and tired of crybaby conservatives!”

Calling conservatives “crybabies” for demanding a conservative candidate is nothing but you being the crybaby because conservatives won’t support your chosen liberal candidate.


27 posted on 07/18/2012 11:23:49 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: CodeToad

Um, he’s only going to give a speech.

Also, someone else said it is unlikely he would be VP if he gives keynote address.


28 posted on 07/18/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: I-ambush

I wouldn’t know... there are no Conservatives working for mitt so we know less than anyone what will happen within mitt’s campaign.

LLS


29 posted on 07/18/2012 11:38:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Labyrinthos

I hope that you are correct but I have my doubts due to some of his statements. I have no idea when those staements were made so you very well could be right. I also do not trust him on the Second Amendment... and I do not trust mitt either.

LLS


30 posted on 07/18/2012 11:42:00 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Erik Latranyi

You had better learn of a way to tolerate discontent Conservatives because we are never going away and we are sick and tired of compromising republican progressives. We are not whining or crying... we are bitching and raising hell... and it is going to get worse from here on out. Only mitt can stop it and he will refuse to. mitt hates us more than we dislike him.

LLS


31 posted on 07/18/2012 11:47:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Texas Fossil

The least we can do as a group is to send e-mails to the Romney campaign and tell them, “No Sarah at the convention, no vote.”


32 posted on 07/18/2012 11:56:36 AM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Erik Latranyi
“I am sick and tired of crybaby conservatives!”

***

Wasn't crying at all. Just stating what is obvious to me, but apparently isn't to you and others. The Republican parry is now a liberal stronghold and there is no place for conservatives. The ones in the party who are left would do well to leave and form their own party.

_________________________

” What did you expect to happen during the primary? “

***

I expected a fair primary, not one that was rigged. Romney was anointed the candidate even before the primaries began. The other candidates were just for show. They had no chance.

33 posted on 07/18/2012 12:18:13 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: LibLieSlayer

I did a Google search based upon my recollection and found many articles referring to Christie’s position on life. I remember reading about his conversion after he heard his unborn daughter’s heartbeat because I had a similar conversion nearly 25 years ago when I saw my unborn child’s sonogram and heard the heartbeat and fianlly my mind was in sink with what I had already known in my heart.

I don’t trust Christie on the Second Amendment either, but unlike Romney, at least he let’s us know where he stands on the issue even if he is wrong.


34 posted on 07/18/2012 1:48:56 PM PDT by Labyrinthos (RE)
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To: Labyrinthos

Is your sink in sync? :o)


35 posted on 07/18/2012 1:57:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: CodeToad
Calling conservatives “crybabies” for demanding a conservative candidate is nothing but you being the crybaby because conservatives won’t support your chosen liberal candidate.

So, you prove yourself to be an imbecile AND a crybaby conservative!

I did not choose Romney, nor will I. I am merely sick of self-identified conservatives who whine and cry like liberals everytime they lose.

There is no conservative nominee because conservatives were too busy cutting each other up while Romney marched to the nomination.

Look yourself in the mirror because you are part of the problem, and offer no solution except to run home with your marbles and cry yourself to sleep.

Reagan won the 1980 primary because conservatives coalesced around him and didn't split their support to 5 other candidates.

Are there some within the GOP who prefer moderate/liberals? Of course! But they get behind a single candidate and win. We do not.

We spent months on FR tearing apart every candidate from Bachmann to Perry to Gingrich to Cain to Santorum. None were good enough for self-professed arbiters of who is conservative and who is not.

Meanwhile, Romney marched right to the nomination as many of us warned and feared.....only to be ignored by those who had a problem with every candidate that was 100 times better than Romney.

So, stop the snarky comments where you call everyone a liberal supporter.

You made this bed, now sleep in it with the fleas of your hubris.

36 posted on 07/18/2012 2:10:03 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
You had better learn of a way to tolerate discontent Conservatives because we are never going away and we are sick and tired of compromising republican progressives. We are not whining or crying... we are bitching and raising hell...

I did not choose Romney, nor will I. I am merely sick of self-identified conservatives who whine and cry like liberals everytime they lose.

There is no conservative nominee because conservatives were too busy cutting each other up while Romney marched to the nomination.

Look yourself in the mirror because you are part of the problem, and offer no solution except to run home with your marbles and cry yourself to sleep.

Reagan won the 1980 primary because conservatives coalesced around him and didn't split their support to 5 other candidates.

Are there some within the GOP who prefer moderate/liberals? Of course! But they get behind a single candidate and win. We do not.

We spent months on FR tearing apart every candidate from Bachmann to Perry to Gingrich to Cain to Santorum. None were good enough for self-professed arbiters of who is conservative and who is not.

Meanwhile, Romney marched right to the nomination as many of us warned and feared.....only to be ignored by those who had a problem with every candidate that was 100 times better than Romney.

So, stop the snarky comments where you call everyone a liberal supporter.

You made this bed, now sleep in it with the fleas of your hubris.

37 posted on 07/18/2012 2:11:39 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: God luvs America
Here is a link to the speech Christie gave at the Reagan Library last year. If Christie gives a similar speech at the RNC next month, I think we are in for a real treat.

Remember that the role of a keynote speaker is to establish the theme of the event at hand and get people in the audience pumped up. Another purpose of the keynote speaker with respect to political conventions is to draw people in and get them interested enough to want to hear the content of other speeches to follow.

I think Christie would be a lousy VP candidate but he can be an effective keynote speaker.

Now Sarah Palin would also make a great keynote speaker for the same reasons stated above. However, she has not yet come out and endorsed Romney in the strong manner that Christie has. I believe a strong endorsement of the nominee is a pre-requisite to being named keynote speaker and that fact alone has likely prevented Palin from being considered for this key role by the Romney camp.

38 posted on 07/18/2012 2:14:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: editor-surveyor
Is your sink in sync? :o)

I would rather have a mind that is in the sink than in the gutter. (Good catch.)

39 posted on 07/18/2012 2:16:07 PM PDT by Labyrinthos (RE)
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To: SamAdams76

i like Palin and only jumped on board the mclame ticket once she was nominated...i despise the way she is treated but fact is once she stepped down from being Govenor it was over....

Christie took on the unions and won in NJ without all the BS Walker had to deal with....

btw- the Q&A segment after that speech is gold...


40 posted on 07/18/2012 2:45:41 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Sir Napsalot

“Um, he’s only going to give a speech.”

Um, an influential speech, not just any speech.


41 posted on 07/18/2012 2:51:06 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Blah, blah, blah. Just a bunch of sophistry on your part. Unlike you, I don’t place party over country, that’s what Communists do.


42 posted on 07/18/2012 2:52:58 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: CodeToad
Blah, blah, blah. Just a bunch of sophistry on your part. Unlike you, I don’t place party over country, that’s what Communists do.

Thank you for proving that you are are blinded by your own arrogance.

I never said you should vote for Romney. I never said I would vote for Romney. I never said we should blindly support the GOP.

But, because my arguments hit home, you flail about with childish accusations that I put party first.

You have demonstrated exactly what I wanted. Thanks.

43 posted on 07/18/2012 3:34:36 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
If I had a nickle for every time some romney supporter posted that, I would be wealthy again.

reince preibus and the rnc manufactured certain primaries to be open to dims and independents to vote in them. reince then played loose and fast with the way certain electors in certain states were counted and disbursed... and then he and mitt conspired with certain Secretaries of State to keep his two closest competitors off the ballots in those States... VA and MO for example... then mitt spent 10’s of millions of dollars in false attack ads in Florida and lied about Newt... when it comes to obama and mitt could tell the truth and attack with the same ferocity... he refuses.

mitt is the presumptive nominee because the gop/e wanted him to be the nominee... just like Dole and mccain. They control the process and the outcome... regardless of what you say or think.

You and the gop/e can moan and bitch about Conservatives and our complaints and concerns... Conservatives that have had enough... after decades of lies and corruption... you despise us and treat us worse than you do dims like pelosi and reid... and because of this ill treatment... your party will have to EARN the Conservative vote... it will never be given freely again.

LLS

44 posted on 07/19/2012 2:25:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You poor baby! You can’t handle that the RINOs have more control over the rules of game because conservatives have not taken over the inner workings of the party like I have been advocating for a decade!

But you absolutely ignore the bottom line FACTS.

If conservatives coalesced around any one candidate by January, Romney would not have had a chance, despite his slimy ads and shenanigans.

THAT was the real problem.....not the GOP setup of open primaries, etc, which are minor in comparison.

But everytime a decently conservative candidate would emerge as the front-runner, other conservatives cut them down as not good enough or some other minor infraction of conservatism.

We are our own worst enemy in all of this.


45 posted on 07/19/2012 3:21:45 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sir Napsalot.


46 posted on 07/19/2012 9:44:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Erik Latranyi
You are so full of wrong ideas... so mistaken and supporting mitt romney too. Sad really. I KNOW the facts... I have been a republican activist for almost 40 years... I worked for Reagan's campaign in my state twice... worked during every election in my lifetime... donated enough over the years to buy a home... I was in Florida fighting the goracles... and I am tired of the gop/e and those of you that keep going along and accepting their form of enslavement.

Your boy is likely going to lose to the worst president that we have ever endured... not because conservatives refused to vote for him... but because he is just that bad. You do not cure a lethal cancer by infecting the host with another lethal cancer... even if it is slower to metastasize. I will be voting for every Conservative candidate on my ballot... mitt romney will not be one of them.

Instead of wasting your time trying to badger me into doing something that would damn my soul... go and watch the following video links. This is the pos in his own words and skin... the very man that you are attacking fellow conservatives over. We are going to need each other soon... either way this election goes... America will have to be rebuilt and made great once again. Do you think that the progressives in either party will help you?

Romney and his mommy love abortion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgBdU7M3Y20&feature=related

Not a republican:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsX2gXwlcfI&feature=related

I am a progressive moderate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9xTIDB106g&feature=related

Anti Gun and then Pro Gun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj8Nk3p1wyY&feature=related

Immigration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6_ktWZZmSo&feature=relmfu

Flip Flops:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQwrB1vu74c&feature=related

2nd Amendment mitt is destroyed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-UQG7k1uX0&feature=related

LLS

47 posted on 07/20/2012 5:59:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: LibLieSlayer
so mistaken and supporting mitt romney too. Sad really. I KNOW the facts...

This first sentence shows you have ZERO comprehension skills or you are a two-bit liar.

I never defended Romney. I never encouraged anyone to vote for Romney. I never said a good thing about Romney.

My post has NOTHING to do with Romney!

Either you are using liberal tactics of changing the subject or you are too dull to understand my post.

I really don't care either way.

48 posted on 07/20/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
It has everything to do with romney and the infected gop/e. That is how this all started and that is how it will finish. Ignore me if you do not like my words... I am not leaving and neither is Jim Robinson. FR will never be pro romney... many may vote for him but this is not a gop site and FR is not romney country.

LLS

49 posted on 07/20/2012 6:57:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: LibLieSlayer; Jim Robinson
It has everything to do with romney and the infected gop/e. That is how this all started and that is how it will finish. Ignore me if you do not like my words... I am not leaving and neither is Jim Robinson. FR will never be pro romney... many may vote for him but this is not a gop site and FR is not romney country.

You still do not understand.

I will try this one more time so maybe you can get it.

My point is that those most responsible for Romney are conservatives, not the GOP/e.

We did not coalesce around a candidate early enough.

Romney had no support in the early primaries as most of the GOP rank and file did not like him and wanted an alternative.

But when Bachmann rose to the top, other conservatives cut her down.

When Perry rose to the top, other conservatives cut him down.

When Cain rose to the top, other conservatives cut him down.

When Gingrich rose to the top, other conservatives cut him down.

By that point, enough people figured all that was left was Romney.

Yes, Romney helped us destroy our own with his lies and shenanigans. Karl Rove and others helped Romney to destroy decent conservatives.

But those most at fault are conservatives ourselves.

If we had stuck with one candidate, regardless, that candidate would have been the nominee, not Romney.

I am complaining about conservatives, like you, who blame others, when the bulk of the blame belongs squarely on our own shoulders as conservatives.

You were here on FR. You saw how we were cutting each other up and down. You saw the Perry camp, the Gingrich camp, etc and those who cut them down.

While none were perfect, anyone of that group would have been far, far superior to Romney.

Conservatives were too busy dissecting each other's choices for that to happen.

Conservatives do not sit around blaming others for their own mistakes. I thought we leared after McCain, but we repeated the same mistake.....we never got behind a single conservative candidate.

Are there elements within the GOP that hate conservatives? Of course! They have always been there and they always will be. It is up to conservatives to take over the party and force them to follow us.

But conservatives have not done it. The Tea Party was a good start, at the local level, where conservatives could overpower the GOP/e and push a candidate past the primary process and into office.

But the Tea Party does not have that power at the national level....yet. That is where our efforts must go, not into childish conspiracy theories and finger-pointing.

We conservatives only have ourselves to blame for our inability to get behind a single candidate and push them to the nomination.

I am not advocating anyone vote for Romney or support the GOP. My point is completely different and I hope you can understand it better now.

50 posted on 07/20/2012 7:19:57 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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