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Romney on Chick-fil-A: Thatís not something thatís part of my campaign; Obama ducks too
Hotair ^ | August 3, 2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 08/04/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Screw Romney. I already wasted my vote on McCain the same way.

Face it, Romney will lose and it will be his own liberal fault. Period.


61 posted on 08/04/2012 9:27:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Oh, so he can pull a Juan McCain? No thanks. No votes for moderates, RINOs, CINOs, or anything in between from me. Principles must come before victory. “Just Win” isn’t enough. It has to be winning while holding to certain standards, and picking a conservative VP doesn’t get it done.


62 posted on 08/04/2012 9:36:12 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: arderkrag

Romney has shown nothing but contempt for conservatives and I fail to understand why anyone thinks he’ll see the light in the white house.


63 posted on 08/04/2012 9:58:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: OhioBuckeye
You are correct. Mr. RomneyCARE is the "left".


64 posted on 08/04/2012 10:06:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: cripplecreek

Wonder how his deals in China are working out ~ will he still be on the street to make campaign donations in the near future?


65 posted on 08/04/2012 10:34:32 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: catnipman

Seriously? You are drunk on GOP kool-aid. If all you want is the GOP to win in November fine, but that won’t save America. We need real conservative leaders for that, and Mitt Romney is not a conservative.

What is he thinking here? Is he trying to after that 2% gay vote by pissing off the consevative base. Is he trying to lose?

Do you think we will get a conservative justice out of Romney? He will nominate the most liberal justice he can find just to stick it to conservatives, he hates us. And he just proved it again with the Chick-Fil-A issue.


66 posted on 08/04/2012 10:35:55 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: muawiyah

“The party split is simple and not at all intimidating. The GOP-e is at most 15% of our voting strength....”

“We really can afford to LOSE every single member of the GOP-e and still function as a major political party,”

Then why in the world is everyone screaming about the GOP-e?

“and then where are you people going to go?”

You people? I didn’t vote for Romney in the primaries....what do you mean by “you people?”

“Will you become another Democrat faction “Officially”?”

I hardly think so....


67 posted on 08/04/2012 10:59:40 AM PDT by OhioBuckeye ("Here sir, the people govern." - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: OhioBuckeye
If you support Romney now you might as well have voted for him in the primary.

Think of it as a carry back loss!

68 posted on 08/04/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I will vote for Romney - call that support if you wish.

Think of it as kicking Obama out of office.


69 posted on 08/04/2012 11:38:24 AM PDT by OhioBuckeye ("Here sir, the people govern." - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: SeekAndFind
Probably gonna get slammed for this, but...

I honestly think it was a good idea for Romney not to associate with the protesters.

And here's why. If Romney came out in favor of them, you know what the media would do? They'd tack Romney on the front of every single Chik-fil-a news story. “The Romney-backed protesters,” “supporters of Governor Romney filled the restaurants,” and so on.

The protests wouldn't be about standing up to leftist bullying any more. They'd be cemented in the public eye as nothing but a political stunt during an election year, and things wouldn't change at all. But because Romney's NOT talking about it, it's not political. It's a grassroots movement telling the tyrants that we're not going to be good little peons.

Buuuut I imagine no one’s going to care about what I say, just because they hate Romney so much and will take every chance to slam him.

70 posted on 08/04/2012 11:53:42 AM PDT by Luircin (Don't like Romney? Blame the conservative circular firing squad.)
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To: OhioBuckeye
I’ll use my caps if I so desire.

Live with it.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone actually attempt a macho pout, before this. ;)

71 posted on 08/04/2012 12:23:41 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: napscoordinator

Sorry, but Romney and Obama are not the same.


72 posted on 08/04/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Sorry, but Romney and Obama are not the same.

They could be twins. Are you kidding me? Both love government mandated medical for the country. Both love gay marriage. Both love abortion. Sheesh they could easily came out of the same mother. I feel sorry for your ignorance. How sad for you that you fall for a fraud. You would have voted for Hitler most likely in the 30’s and 40’s. Sad state of affairs.


73 posted on 08/04/2012 12:52:02 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GO TO CHIC-FIL-A 1 AUGUST FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER (OR ALL))
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama ducks too

So as long as obama does it - it's OK with the liberal set, Mitt's supporters. Mitt has NO LEADERSHIP skills - where NEWT and SARAH are born leaders!

Romney is a curse on America and is/was on Barry, his blood brother.

Where did same sex marriage in MA come from - ROMNEY! So all his supporters are faggots.

74 posted on 08/04/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind

“The hottest parts of Hell are reserved for those, who in times of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”


75 posted on 08/04/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: maryz

Why in the hell are so mant into Newt? was’nt he involved in the Fannie Mae scandel & supported the AWB? Like how many marriages? Am i missing something?

There’s an old saying “no Newts is good Newts”


76 posted on 08/04/2012 4:00:30 PM PDT by BrianE ("Dead at 25 buried at 65 the average American" - Benjamin Franklin 1776)
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To: napscoordinator

Are you related to that guy that went to Chick-fil-a and posted the video on Youtube??

I never said Romney was my first choice for a candidate. I don’t even think he would be my 20th choice. But when looking at ALL the issues, he’s a dang sight better than Obama. And if you can’t see that, you have my pity.


77 posted on 08/04/2012 4:17:11 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: JudgemAll

the lds did not stay bloodless, unfortunately for them and for those that met mormons run amok


78 posted on 08/04/2012 10:55:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: BrianE; Finny; livius
Why in the hell are so mant into Newt?

Oh, I don't know -- maybe because he has brains and actual ideas; maybe because he can "work with" Dems -- not in the GOPe sense of "cave completely" -- it's at least arguable that the vaunted post-94 "Clinton economy" should be called the "Gingrich economy"! Remember Newt masterminded the first GOP takeover of the House. He can own up to being wrong (as about AGW), unlike Romney who staunchly maintains RomneyCare is a good thing and IIRC a "free market solution."

was’nt he involved in the Fannie Mae scandel

I have no idea why you think this; even that notorious liar Mitt Romney only claims that Newt "lobbied" for Fannie Mae. Newt did do consulting work for them; they ignored his advice. (Though a couple of Mitt supporters -- I don't know if they were formally associated with his campaign at the time -- did in fact lobby Congress for Fannie Mae to halt an investigation.)

If you're one of those who claim that "no one pays that much money for advice" (as opposed to lobbying), you might recall that Bain & Co. (as opposed to Bain Capital) is and has been from its inception a "management consulting" firm -- i.e., that's how it made its money.

And frankly Newt would be my last choice for a lobbyist. After the Dems and GOPe got him out of the speakership and he left Congress, do you think any of them would have taken a phone call from him, much less lunch or whatever?

OTOH, I believe he did owe $8,000 to the House Bank when that scandal erupted, but instead of shutting down the investigation (which might have helped him), he pushed it. (AFAIK, nothing about the House Bank was actually illegal, just highly unseemly.)

Or maybe you're confusing Fannie Mae with Romney's despicable lie that Newt's "own party" got rid of him for corruption. You do recall the Dem's hundreds (?) of trumped-up ethics charges, all of which proved false?

& supported the AWB?

I don't recall anything about Newt and AWB; I do know, however, that Mitt actually signed an assault weapons ban in MA -- and was apparently as pleased and proud about it as he remains about RomneyCare.

Like how many marriages?

Newt has an unfortunate marital history, true. Rather than recount the ameliorating specifics here, I would just point out that Netanyahu has a similarly messy marital history -- two divorces, three marriages, a publicly admitted extramarital affair. Yet I can't think of any Israeli political figure who would possibly be a better, stronger leader for Israel than Netanyahu. Your mileage may vary.

Am i missing something?

I think you're missing a whole lot!

Finny, livius -- am I missing anything here? ;-)

79 posted on 08/05/2012 6:31:04 AM PDT by maryz
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To: maryz

I think you’ve hit all the highlights!

I was originally hopeful that whoever ended up being the candidate would have relied on Newt as an idea person and attack dog, but so far as I can see, Romney is keeping him at arm’s length. He’s been out on the speaking circuit, but clearly doesn’t represent Romney.

Newt was never the favorite of the GOP-e, and it was his own party that teamed up with the Dems and forced him out of the speakership because they were actually embarrassed by his success (too divisive, you know).


80 posted on 08/05/2012 7:23:34 AM PDT by livius
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