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Group urges convention delegates to 'Dump Romney'
Augusta Free Press ^ | August 10, 2012

Posted on 08/12/2012 9:19:53 AM PDT by delacoert

A social-conservative group is using Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs and his record as Massachusetts governor to urge GOP convention delegates to “Dump Romney.”

A memo being circulated by the “Dump Romney” group argues that, given the weak U.S. economy, Romney ought to be leading Democratic incumbent Barack Obama in the polls, instead of trailing by as many as nine points, as the most recent Fox News poll has the race right now.

The group says Republican convention delegates are not bound by convention rules to vote for Romney, and that first-ballot abstentions could lead to the selection of a stronger national ticket in later convention rounds.

A key to the “Dump Romney” effort is anti-Mormon in nature. A press release from the group brings up issues with the Mormon religion including its “exotic beliefs” that the Garden of Eden was in Missouri and that Jesus is Satan’s brother to paint the picture that independent and Republican voters in swing states in the Bible belt like Virginia and North Carolina will desert the GOP in droves.

The press release also calls Romney “America’s Founding Father of Gay Marriage” for the same-sex weddings that were authorized by Massachusetts courts during his time as governor.

The memo, titled “Dump Romney: Why Tampa’s Republican Delegates must Dump Romney to Defeat Obama,” is available on Amazon.com and DumpRomney.org. It was produced by a group called Jews and Christians Together, and edited by Sara and David Bethel.

The aim of the “Dump Romney” movement is to “provide thoughtful, responsible and dutiful Republican delegates with a pathway out of their and our nation’s very serious problem, that the Republican Party is on the brink of nominating a sure loser,” said Steve Baldwin, a contributor and former executive director of the Council for National Policy, a Washington, D.C.,-based conservative think tank.


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KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; dumpromney; inman; mittromney; mormon
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1 posted on 08/12/2012 9:20:00 AM PDT by delacoert
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To: delacoert

BS. It is an Obama inspired wedge group. The time for candidate decisions has been over for months.

Either we get on board or we get Obama and a hard left Supreme Court until he declares himself Supreme Leader.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 9:25:21 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: aimhigh; aMorePerfectUnion; bonfire; annieokie; brytlea; Colofornian; colorcountry; ...
... the Republican Party is on the brink of nominating a sure loser ...
3 posted on 08/12/2012 9:26:32 AM PDT by delacoert
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To: delacoert

When I read crap like this - despite whatever validity one may argue this crap has - it makes me want to wish the AnointedIdiot wins a 2nd term, finishes destroying this country, then perhaps these well-meaning idiots would then realize that sometimes one has to go with the lesser of two evils..... =.=


4 posted on 08/12/2012 9:26:36 AM PDT by cranked
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To: delacoert

I support this. Now that Paul Ryan has been picked as VP, why not just dump the bum at the top of the ticket and promote Ryan to the top spot?


5 posted on 08/12/2012 9:27:58 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: delacoert

Their actual aim is to re-elect Obama. Now is the time for the republican party to come together as it never has before.....except for Reagan. To divide the republican party at this time will surely go the wrong way. If we hold true to our values, change who is in the Oval Office, change Congress and control our states, there is nothing we can’t do to bring our country back to being the most respected and the most powerful country in the world.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 9:27:58 AM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMeDmV0ufU)
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To: delacoert
...thereby guaranteeing 4 more years for pResidend O'Bozo...
the destruction of the USA.

7 posted on 08/12/2012 9:28:22 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: cranked

” perhaps these well-meaning idiots would then realize that sometimes one has to go with the lesser of two evils..... =.=”

You assume “lesser” of two evils... how much less? Are you sure? Obamacare was Romney’s original design and implementation. Romney is as much of an abortionist as any demonrat.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 9:30:16 AM PDT by sagar
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To: Steamburg

If the pubbies were to dump Myth, would you vote for his replacement? Anybody but Obama, right?

What’s the harm then?


9 posted on 08/12/2012 9:31:01 AM PDT by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: delacoert

"The Idiot, thought to its logical conclusion, leads to a matriarchy of the unconscious and annihilates culture. It does not break the tables of the law, it reverses them and shows their opposites written on the back."

--Thoughts on The Idiot, by Dostoevsky
--Hermann Hesse, 1919
http://www.gss.ucsb.edu/projects/hesse/works/idiot.pdf

 

Are we there yet?

"The [my] only connection [to the Republican Party]is I'm registered as a Republican"
--Mitt RRRRRomney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNbXdOCQQMs

10 posted on 08/12/2012 9:31:59 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: sagar

Hey bud, I invite you to come to my house anytime and watch the US implode, just message me anytime, kkthx. =.=


11 posted on 08/12/2012 9:32:53 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Steamburg
Mittbot agitprop.
12 posted on 08/12/2012 9:32:53 AM PDT by delacoert
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To: RC2
Now is the time for the republican party to come together as it never has before.....except for Reagan.

Yeah. That's why Romney is behind in the polls despite Obama presiding over a horrible economy with $3.50/gallon gas prices and +8.5% unemployment.

Sorry, but there are a lot of conservatives out there who are the opposite of excited about Romney. You can see it in the Facebook posts on him. Most of my FB friends are Republicans. The number of them who are excited about his candidacy you can count on one hand. The number who post about third parties and how both parties suck are too numerous to count.
13 posted on 08/12/2012 9:32:54 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: delacoert

I “smell” stinky obama and his cohorts behind this “dump Romney movement. Divide us.. and you know the rest. This is simply stupid and unworthy of attention.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 9:40:36 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Antoninus

If we want a third party, start building it and bring to the forefront at the next election. Trying to elect a third party candidate at this late date would insure Obama’s re-election and the destruction of our country. For me, it’s not worth taking a chance. Where were the third party supporters after Obama got elected? You can’t just jump in at the last minute and expect to win the Oval Office. It ain’t going to happen and can only do more damage than good.


15 posted on 08/12/2012 9:42:20 AM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMeDmV0ufU)
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To: delacoert

This will simply not work out. Romney is, like it or not, the frontrunner. With Rep. Paul Ryan now chosen as VP, and with a sour economy, pretty much Obama is now a “one and done” President.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 9:44:35 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: colorcountry

If the pubbies were to dump Myth, would you vote for his replacement? Anybody but Obama, right?

What’s the harm then?


The same people who are now having trouble realizing that this part of the fight is over would still be as confused as a Gorebot in Florida 2000.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 9:48:13 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Antoninus

The good news is that with Rep. Ryan chosen, that will all the more benifit Romney.

Also with so much at stake, third parties will simply allow for an Obama second term.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 9:48:23 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: cranked

“..sometimes one has to go with the lesser of two evils...”

The road to hell is still paved with good intentions.


19 posted on 08/12/2012 9:49:30 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: colorcountry

The GOP could do themselves a big favor by flipping the ticket. They would probably go from a dead heat to a 20 point lead overnight.


20 posted on 08/12/2012 9:51:30 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: delacoert

This is a fool’s errand. Willard will be the gop nominee. Period. Our choice is to vote for him or not. I chose not to and encourage others to do the same.


21 posted on 08/12/2012 9:51:54 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: delacoert

It appears that you are as confused as a Gore Voter in Florida 2000. Is chad is still hanging? The Republican slate is fixed. It’s either on all board or go hopey changey.

Didn’t teach’em a lesson in 2006 have any meaning?


22 posted on 08/12/2012 9:52:09 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

You’re invited to come to my house anytime to watch the US finish imploding too.... You all better get with it cause we have two clear choices and despite your disdain for both, one does offer hope whereas the other does not, at all. =.=


23 posted on 08/12/2012 9:52:24 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Steamburg

Amen!


24 posted on 08/12/2012 9:53:35 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: RC2
Trying to elect a third party candidate at this late date would insure Obama’s re-election and the destruction of our country

Nonsense

This Republic was mortally wounded when Honest Ape waged war on the sons of the Founders, and killed off in the 20th century with the imposition of an income tax and Universal suffrage to women, the poor, and those under 21 via Constitutional Amendment.

The Washingtonians from both parties have no intention of reducing the size of government or the Federal work force and will conspire to stop it from happening by whatever means necessary.

Notice also how Ryan doesn't talk about eliminating the IRS, or any other Department wholesale and goes for the weak "attrition" method that will never play out.

This is just talk from another DC politician, DC will never reform itself.

All this stuff going on now is just death rattle.

Both parties play the sheeple for suckers every election cycle, this is just a fight between the political class over who gets to control and disperse the cash extorted from the citizenry by the IRS.

Surprised most people with half a brain don't have that figured out by now.

25 posted on 08/12/2012 9:54:31 AM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: RC2

“Their actual aim is to re-elect Obama.”

Yawn. The meme that anyone who opposes willard is somehow supportive of hussein is worn out and tired. There are other choices on the ballot.


26 posted on 08/12/2012 9:54:45 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: delacoert

And once again, the Republicans will hand the Dimocrats a victory by eating their own.

One thing we CAN learn from the Dimmies is that once they pick their candidate, they rally behind that person and focus their energies on splintering us. Either that or they keep their mouths closed and do no harm. They always have the end goal in sight - gaining or maintaining power and position so they can further their world view.


27 posted on 08/12/2012 9:57:05 AM PDT by MCOAvalanche
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To: RC2
You can’t just jump in at the last minute and expect to win the Oval Office. It ain’t going to happen and can only do more damage than good.


Here is a list of the wannabees that are jumping in inlcuding such stalwarts as Cindy Sheehan.....

THIRD PARTY and INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES


28 posted on 08/12/2012 9:57:22 AM PDT by deport
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To: RC2

“If we want a third party, start building it and bring to the forefront at the next election.”

Yeah, it’s always Next Time. Never now.

Every time the gop puts forth some useless candidate on the ballot, the theme is “OOOH OOOH we gotta vote for him or all manner of evils will befall us!” The only thing that changes is that the arguments become more shrill and the candidates get worse.


29 posted on 08/12/2012 9:59:03 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: Antoninus

“....a lot of conservatives out there who are the opposite of excited about Romney.”

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Romney has not convinced many that he really wants to be POTUS and he certainly has not convinced me that he will be a good POTUS, should he win in November.

Egad, is this all the GOP has to offer? I guess I’ll have to hold my nose again and vote for the one lesser evil than Obama.


30 posted on 08/12/2012 10:00:01 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: RKBA Democrat

The GOP and Democrats are just neighboring plantations with the respective slaves shouting back and forth over a shared fence. The only time they stop is to chuck rocks at free men passing on the road


31 posted on 08/12/2012 10:00:23 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: delacoert

These people had better get on board (at least after the convention) or we’re gonna get 4 more years of “hope and change.” — and it will be largely thanks to them.


32 posted on 08/12/2012 10:01:30 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: delacoert

I agree. Let’s save the privates of Ryan!


33 posted on 08/12/2012 10:02:05 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Still a democrat, eh?


34 posted on 08/12/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: delacoert

Two things would come of this.

First, it would ensure a loss. There are no candidates available who have enough money to compete, who already have a 50-state campaign organization, and who are popular enough to be a consensus replacement. They would enter hopelessly behind, the average voters would wonder how stupid the republicans were to pick a candidate and then replace them, and the democrats would be excited at the possibility of a blow-out election.

Second, the loss would be blamed on the tea party and conservatives, and rightly so. The Republican party establishment would never trust a conservative again, knowing that we wouldn’t support the candidate who won the primary. And the average republican wouldn’t pick a conservative next time, since we couldn’t get a conservative elected in the worst economy in decades.

On the bright side, there is absolutely zero chance that anything like this could happen, even with everything the Ron Paul supporters have pulled to get their fake Romney supporters onto slates of delegates. There won’t even be a final vote, in the end they will call for and receive a nomination by acclamation.

Heck, even some of the Ron Paul supporters will likely decide to support the ticket, now that Paul Ryan is part of the equation. They won’t get conservative delegates to join them, because of Ryan.

I’m not a big fan of the Ryan pick, just because I was looking for more executive leadership, and hate to see him leave the house because there’s hard work to be done there. But he’ll be a great VP.


35 posted on 08/12/2012 10:05:46 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Revolting cat!; All

By getting Ryan on the ticket, look for it to surge upward.


36 posted on 08/12/2012 10:08:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: delacoert

Sounds like the rats that crossed over to vote for Romney are pitching a hissy fit...


37 posted on 08/12/2012 10:09:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: delacoert

I have a theory about people like this. They are cowards. They are afraid to unambiguously support an actual candidate because if they do and their candidate loses they will feel to much sadness. Therfore, they always remove themselves from the real debate by picking some pie in the sky alternative who they know will never be an actual candidate. Then, if the real candidate loses, they can avoid pain and embrassment by simply saying they didn’t want him in the first place.


38 posted on 08/12/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Plus also we have to get Obama and company OUT.


39 posted on 08/12/2012 10:10:30 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: delacoert
A social-conservative group is using Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs and his record as Massachusetts governor to urge GOP convention delegates to “Dump Romney” wasting its time.
40 posted on 08/12/2012 10:11:42 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Biggirl
The good news is that with Rep. Ryan chosen, that will all the more benifit Romney.

Let's think beyond the short term.

If Obama wins he will undoubtedly stack the supreme court against conservatives, initiate numerous marxists policies like Obamacare and take over of large segments of the economy which may be irreversible.

If Romney wins we will have a better chance of putting the economy on a strong footing AND set up a strong social conservative, Paul Ryan in the catbird seat to succeed Romney as POTUS.

41 posted on 08/12/2012 10:11:42 AM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: faithhopecharity
and it will be largely thanks to them.

Better make a list now then. Put me at the top because I'm, not voting for your pathetic piece of Clintonesque trash. And yes, Romney will probably lose.

Don't like it, take it up with your party, they're the ones most responsible.
42 posted on 08/12/2012 10:12:03 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: RKBA Democrat

We had a full year of primary to pick a better candidate. But conservatives couldn’t get behind one conservative and support them. Instead, conservatives split their support among multiple candidates, with a good number trashing every conservative because they supported Palin, who wasn’t even running.

Then a lot of conservatives decided to support a guy who had never won anything, had no government executive experience, and who then quit the race over charges of harassment for which there was no concrete evidence.

And even when there were only two conservatives left, the conservatives couldn’t decide between them, visciously attacking each other and ensuring a Romney win.

One look at the 3rd-party candidates shows why it is a hopeless cause. The best-known of the bunch is Virgil Goode, who was a democrat for most of his life (but more conservative than half the republicans), who lost his own seat in congress, and had no executive experience at all. Along with no organization to speak of.


43 posted on 08/12/2012 10:12:32 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: oldbrowser

Plus it will force Romney to go RIGHT over the long term.


44 posted on 08/12/2012 10:14:32 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: delacoert

I’m hoping for a some kind of miracle.


45 posted on 08/12/2012 10:16:19 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: SE Mom; maggief; wardaddy; SunkenCiv; The KG9 Kid; Travis McGee; KneelBeforeZod; Yehuda; ...

Well lookie here.


46 posted on 08/12/2012 10:16:54 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: All

We have to face the reality that third parties are big losing efforts at this point in time.

The truth is that Obama is losing support with each new day. We have a great opportunity to take this country back.

Let us stop fighing among ourselves and support this golden opportunity.


47 posted on 08/12/2012 10:18:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

I agree, there are others on the ballot. But can they win at this late date? No. So what’s the use?


48 posted on 08/12/2012 10:22:22 AM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMeDmV0ufU)
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To: cranked

I appreciate the invite but suspect that I’ll get to watch it rfegardless. I did get a kick out of your post., though. I thought the other guy was the hopey changey one.


49 posted on 08/12/2012 10:25:42 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: delacoert

The Paulbots tried that in Nevada.

They failed.


50 posted on 08/12/2012 10:29:10 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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