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THE RACE: Romney gets pushback from conservatives
Yahoo News ^ | Thu, Aug 9, 2012 | TOM RAUM | Associated Press

Posted on 08/10/2012 8:39:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Months after he clinched the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney is still struggling to win over skeptical conservatives.

And the longer he waits to name a running mate, the more time conservative activists have to try to coax him to name one of their own—such as Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. …

Romney's latest problem with conservatives flowed from a spokeswoman's reflections this week on the benefits of the Massachusetts health care law. That Romney-proposed law remains a touchy topic, since it was a model for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul—which Romney now condemns. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; conservatives; ryan2012

1 posted on 08/10/2012 8:39:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Look once Romney names a VP, for all intents it’s showtime.

There’s approximately another 12 hours to play this gig.

Then it’s down to business.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

What business? Holding our noses once again?
Don’t think I can do it...sawree.


3 posted on 08/10/2012 8:47:47 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

Well then enjoy another 4 years of Obama.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 8:50:12 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The VP pick cannot cover up the fact that the head of the GOP ticket is another pitiful weak establishment RINO, a Massachusetts liberal no less. This same sickening song that has played before. I am so sick of this typical lesser of the two evils CRAP!


5 posted on 08/10/2012 8:55:25 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: acapesket; DLfromthedesert

I don’t like the taste of gruel and I don’t think I can do 14 hour days of breaking rocks. The people of Cambodia, Russia, Germany, Poland, North Korea and many other places didn’t think it could happen to them, either.


6 posted on 08/10/2012 8:55:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: DLfromthedesert

I will still not vote but if we get Ryan we have a future ( i think)


7 posted on 08/10/2012 8:56:19 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: DLfromthedesert

We’ll enjoy another four years of liberalism no matter who wins.

I’m out.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 8:57:07 PM PDT by delapaz
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To: DLfromthedesert
Exactly, anyone that gets their feelings hurt because Romney in our nominee is just wishing for 4 years or more of BO as president. BO will do whatever he wants regardless of the Constitution. Bye bye America as we know it if these people refuse to come out and vote BO and the Mooch, Valerie Jarrett and all their anti-American commies out. Mitt, at least is an American.
9 posted on 08/10/2012 8:58:34 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why don't u try moving to MA and watch it die?
Mr. main street Republican is NO friend of ours My vote doesn't count anyway. Personal decision, this is America still?
10 posted on 08/10/2012 9:03:27 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

Are you one of those who claims that Governor Romney is actually worse than Mr. Obama? If so, please elaborate.


11 posted on 08/10/2012 9:08:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Olog-hai

12 posted on 08/10/2012 9:14:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana
HA! This ^^

It wasn't as if we didn't warn them.

13 posted on 08/10/2012 9:18:52 PM PDT by delapaz
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To: Olog-hai

Conservatives have freerepublic.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 9:18:52 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A waste of time. Trying to reason with a ‘Mitt is worse than Obama’ freeper is kind of like trying to get your cat to fetch your mail. They would just as soon let the country burn to the ground than admit their idiocy.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 9:24:44 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: Olog-hai

We all need to get a grip. I am sorry that there are so many here that feel that they have to hold their noses again. I will hold my nose and do what I can to save what is left. If that ticks some off, oh well. Today it is still a free country but if you check out the Drudge reports headline, it ain’t for long folks.
Romney it is for me. At least he won’t bow to leaders, he loves his country and he is a capitalist.
I can’t listen to another 4 years of Obama speeches. Can’t do it. The man makes me crazy!


16 posted on 08/10/2012 9:38:03 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don’t like the taste of gruel and I don’t think I can do 14 hour days of breaking rocks. The people of Cambodia, Russia, Germany, Poland, North Korea and many other places didn’t think it could happen to them, either.

Actually they did think it could happen to them. It's like you picked the worst group of countries you could find to illustrate your point - all of them had very long histories of being ruled by unelected leaders, royalty, dynasties, dictators, other countries, etc. up until the late 20th century.

Cambodia? In the 1800s, either Thailand or Vietnam kept them under their thumb, and then they were ruled by the French and then Japanese and then French again. Russia? They traded tsarists for Communists, and the peasants had only been free for maybe 50-60 years before the Soviets. Germany? I don't even know where to start with that one, but things were so bad and dissent was squashed so severely that many Germans came to American in the 1850s and 1860, and those people had a helluva time for most of the 19th century and a big chunk of the 20th century thanks to royalty, emperors, and other unelected folks. Poland? Poland was ruled by other countries until after World War I, but that was pretty short lived. North Korea? Before going Communist, they were ruled by Japan for nearly 40 years and before that for many centuries they were ruled by royalty (dynasty).

And the European countries you listed had one form of serfdom or another until well into the 1800s.
17 posted on 08/10/2012 9:38:57 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: marygonzo

You are voting down ticket conservatives to try to take the senate though? Right?


18 posted on 08/10/2012 9:57:23 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: marygam

There is no evidence that Romney loves his country.

No male in his line has ever served this nation in uniform in their 170 year history here, 170 plus years of unbroken service to the Mormon Church, but no draft, no war, no patriotism, no political sense from Mitt or his five sons as their fathers ran for president, no sense of embarrassment as he campaigned to be a wartime President while his five military age sons toured the nation with him, could get any Romney man to ever serve America in uniform.

Remember that his father said that our military had brainwashed him, and that he ran as the anti-war candidate while Mitt was evading the draft in France, during wartime, and that Mitt left the republican party in 1979, because of Ronald Reagan being nominated.


19 posted on 08/10/2012 10:01:37 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Olog-hai

Looks like Romney is picking Ryan. Then he won’t have to deal with Ryan’s austere budget plans as Ryan will be stuck in VP office. Romney is removing a threat to himself.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 10:33:39 PM PDT by Marcella (PREPARE)
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To: tatown

“They would just as soon let the country burn to the ground than admit their idiocy.”

That is a description of Obama voters in general.


21 posted on 08/10/2012 10:55:51 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: tatown

“They would just as soon let the country burn to the ground than admit their idiocy.”

That is a description of Obama voters in general.


22 posted on 08/10/2012 10:56:06 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: tatown
A waste of time. Trying to reason with a ‘Mitt is worse than Obama’ freeper is kind of like trying to get your cat to fetch your mail. They would just as soon let the country burn to the ground than admit their idiocy.

You should try reasoning with those who have sold out their supposed conservative principles to back a lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal like Mitt Romney, now there's some idiocy for you.
23 posted on 08/10/2012 11:03:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Marcella
Then he won’t have to deal with Ryan’s austere budget plans as Ryan will be stuck in VP office.

Exactly, gets him out of the speakers hair. I said long ago if it was Cantor, it would be to get him out of the House. Unlike the Clintons, Romney will not have a Co-President.

24 posted on 08/10/2012 11:07:57 PM PDT by itsahoot (Old people cost too much money. They make lots of typos too.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Some of us have had a single mission since 2008, to get Obama’s ass thrown out of the WH. Who our nominee is doesn’t matter, our mission remains the same. You, on the other hand, fall into a camp that is just okay with Obama staying on for another four years. You prove it by spending considerably more time and energy trashing Mitt than you do the Marxist.


25 posted on 08/11/2012 2:12:25 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: tatown

Well put. Same for the paulbots. I voted for RP but his cult makes me sick


26 posted on 08/11/2012 2:20:24 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: dandiegirl

Damn, there’s an endorsement. Vote Mitt, “At least I’m an American”

Talk about Tepid. I’m sorry, I have higher standards than “is an American”.


27 posted on 08/11/2012 2:43:00 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: tatown

“soon let the country burn to the ground than admit their idiocy.”

Why is it that the O-bots and the Romney supporters say the same thing? Could it be that they actually believe in the same things?


28 posted on 08/11/2012 2:44:43 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: tatown

“Who our nominee is doesn’t matter”

UGH!

Damn right it matters. If you’re so careless as to nominate someone who can breathe ‘so long as he’s not Obama’, why are you surprised when conservatives check out?


29 posted on 08/11/2012 2:47:03 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Have you spent much time talking to RP people? I have this year sitting in our county and state Republican conventions. We have much in common with them, and if we don’t figure out how to work with them, we are screwed over the long term.

Attitudes like yours are how we remain “the stupid party”. There is no point in demonizing people with whom we can make common cause with on many issues.


30 posted on 08/11/2012 3:44:56 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The media sure seems to want us to want Paul Ryan. I don’t think so. I heard him say in the Tea Party early days something that really gave me pause. I don’t remember exactly but it really gave me a clear impression he was just another DC elite pol. Every once in a while these guys slip and show their true colors.


31 posted on 08/11/2012 4:29:39 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: marygam

No one forces you to listen. I havne’t heard one yet. That is what the mute button is for.


32 posted on 08/11/2012 4:31:54 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

When your goal is to remove Obama from power it doesn’t matter who our nominee is. I would literally vote for a platter of dog vomit over Obama.


33 posted on 08/11/2012 4:55:30 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: tatown

Since you are so conservative - what’s your position on abortion?


37 posted on 08/11/2012 5:32:23 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: tatown
I would literally vote for a platter of dog vomit over Obama.

Me, too, but I won't vote for Romney.

39 posted on 08/11/2012 9:07:06 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: CommerceComet

If he could, I’m certain that Obama would send you a personal ‘thank you’.


40 posted on 08/11/2012 9:24:34 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I think it’s a pretty darn good endorsement given what is in the WH now. Someone, who by his own wife’s words, homeland is Africa. He rules as if he hates the USA and it’s because he is not a son of this country. So for this election, being a solid American is very important. Having someone that actually grew up in America-baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet. Someone that understands what made America great and someone who doesn’t idolize dictators and fancy being one himself. Yes, a true American is a huge plus in this cycle.


41 posted on 08/11/2012 10:59:51 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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