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Santorum's "Take One for the Team" Policy Among Republicans with Romney as President

Recalling how the president announced earlier this year his order not to pursue deportation of illegal aliens who complete high school or join the military, Goode noted that “Romney wouldn’t come out against the short-term amnesty. He was just going with the wind. If Obama were president, Republicans in Congress would oppose him on things like this on principle and almost unanimously. But if Romney were president, he would probably get it through (Congress).

“Remember how (Republican presidential candidate Rick) Santorum explained his vote for the No Child Left Behind (federal education program under George W. Bush) by saying: ‘Sometimes you’ve got take one for the team.’ That’s the argument Romney would use with Republicans to get them to pass things they normally wouldn’t oppose.”

This is called "holding Romney's feet to the fire." Too many ABO's sit quietly and permit Romney to say anything because they don't want to upset the apple cart.

That, of course, is the opposite of what they've promised...to hold Romney's feet to the fire.

1 posted on 07/24/2012 6:28:52 PM PDT by xzins
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“If I’m on the ballot in Virginia, I could cost Obama a lot of votes — possibly as much as or even more than Romney,” Goode told us, repeating a line that many third party contenders have taken over the years.

“There are a lot of life-long Democrats (in the Fifth District) who say they’ll hold their nose and vote for Obama. But as the fellow in the filling station up the road told me, ‘I’m a Democrat, but if you’re on the ballot, Virgil, I’m voting for you.’”

Goode actually HAS drawn a number of conservative democrat votes in his old district.

ABO's would be well advised to aim for those conservative democrat votes themselves, whether they understand those people or not.

2 posted on 07/24/2012 6:31:07 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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Yeah....Yippie...bamey is going to be dictator!....yeah....good going folks....


3 posted on 07/24/2012 6:31:07 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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This guy is a nutcase spoiler. Why? Because he sees Romney as the THREAT to America, not Obama and his blatant communism and hatred for America.

God help us. I wonder how much this is costing Soros??


5 posted on 07/24/2012 6:34:08 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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Yes I M voting 4 Goode & ENCOURAGE others to do same!


7 posted on 07/24/2012 6:34:51 PM PDT by Colofornian (Saying Mitt would keep past political promises is like prophesying that Gumby won't bend anymore)
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My vote for Romney in California would be virtually meaningless.
9 posted on 07/24/2012 6:38:22 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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He's got a lot of company here.
13 posted on 07/24/2012 6:40:37 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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Everytime I hear about some jackass who shoots his family and then commits suicide, I wonder why he just didn’t commit suicide first.

Somehow I’m reminded of that scenario by this bozo.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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Goode, in fact, feels that “in many ways, for conservatives, it might be better to have Obama as president next year rather than Romney.”

That's an idiotic and irresponsible statement. Obama has been a disaster for conservative policies on so many levels, it will decades to clean up what Obama wrought, and I believe in fact that we will never be able to undo some of Obama's damage from 4 years. 8 years?!?! forget it!

21 posted on 07/24/2012 6:44:19 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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So do I put the Goode sign in the front yard or just get an Obama one ‘cuz Goode can only assure an Obama victory? At least with the Obama sign, after Goode assures an Obama reelection, the powers that be that spied on my house using Google Earth or some sort of drone can give me something out of the Obama stash!


24 posted on 07/24/2012 6:46:09 PM PDT by MacMattico
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Excuse me,
seems like a lot of turds in the punchbowl here.

ABO!
Don’t screw it up!


27 posted on 07/24/2012 6:47:03 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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Goode and anyone planning to cast a vote for him are co-conspirators with Obama.

I hope Republicans have learned something from the 6 years of having controlled the elected branches. They hadn't done that in generations and 'success' and some corruption (Tom DeLay) went to their heads.

No, having saying we have nothing to fear from four more years of Obama is preposterous and Goode damned well knows it.

29 posted on 07/24/2012 6:47:57 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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I spent many years on the local, state and national level supporting these third party candidates, sending them money, making phone calls and handing out yard signs. If you are happy to get 8-10% of the vote and want to insure that a known Socialist/Communist stays in office, do it. I will never be part of this crap again.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:18 PM PDT by kempster
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Moronic. Perot gave Clinton the presidency.


33 posted on 07/24/2012 6:52:21 PM PDT by pabianice
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Goode, in fact, feels that “in many ways, for conservatives, it might be better to have Obama as president next year rather than Romney.”

Virgil is a moron. The harm that Obastard could do in four more years as president would be immeasurable.

34 posted on 07/24/2012 6:52:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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Goode would make a good VP choice: assuring the Va votes and playing ‘Cheney’ to Romney’s ‘Bush’.

Hey, ‘strange bedfellows’ and all...


38 posted on 07/24/2012 6:55:47 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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I hope Goode and his backbone are very happy together. I know people who are supporting this nonsense and I won’t meet with them anymore. They simply have no conception of the danger we are in.


40 posted on 07/24/2012 6:56:44 PM PDT by firebrand
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Virgil Goode should rot in hell.


46 posted on 07/24/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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“In many ways, for conservatives, it might be better to have Obama as president next year rather than Romney,” replied Goode, explaining that “it would be tougher to get through Congress some bad things under Obama than it would under Romney.”

“Take one for the team? Not me brother!”

Romney has no basis for complaint. He too could "take one for the team" by withdrawing so that the party could pick a suitable candidate.

But, he probably won't. And then he'll lose.

50 posted on 07/24/2012 7:02:12 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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It is time to think about buying off Goode, for his own goode interests—and the Nation’s interests.


56 posted on 07/24/2012 7:05:56 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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Ross Perot # 2.

We saw what that got us.


57 posted on 07/24/2012 7:06:13 PM PDT by Justice4awe
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