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Give ĺEm Hell, Mitt!
National Review Online ^ | 8/17/12 | Rich Lowry

Posted on 08/17/2012 12:51:02 AM PDT by jb729

On Medicare, the Romney campaign is borrowing the strategic logic of a long-ago military legend.

Taking command of the French ninth army in 1914 as it retreated before the Germans, Marshal Ferdinand Foch uttered his immortal words: “Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I attack.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; lowry; romney
Great read.
1 posted on 08/17/2012 12:51:10 AM PDT by jb729
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To: jb729

I don’t get it.

Romney’s passion died when he started trying to pretend that he is a republican.

Do you know what political issue,that Mitt Romney cares about, that is conservative?


2 posted on 08/17/2012 1:22:07 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12
Uh, could we start with financial responsibility, ending Obama care, just two small issues! Remember Romney left a surplus in MA.
3 posted on 08/17/2012 2:40:56 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: jb729
Situation excellent. I attack.

Well, not personally, of course. He just sent a bunch of his troops to their death.

4 posted on 08/17/2012 2:51:43 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: jb729

Love this article.

And Lowry vs. Maddow was incredible to watch.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 3:03:40 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Moltke
Situation excellent. I attack.
Well, not personally, of course. He just sent a bunch of his troops to their death.
Exactly. Pretty much fanatical about the efficacy of the offensive, just as the Japanese were in WWII. Leaving bodies stacked like cordwood up against barbed wire . . .

6 posted on 08/17/2012 3:14:45 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: jb729
Rather than comparing the Romney/Ryan to a fanatical attack at poor odds, I would call it merely a sensible refusal to retreat from a defensible position to an indefensible one.

A tactic which George W. Bush would have done better to employ.
Especially wrt the “16 words” . . .


7 posted on 08/17/2012 3:20:12 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: ansel12
I don’t get it.
Romney’s passion died when he started trying to pretend that he is a republican.
Do you know what political issue,that Mitt Romney cares about, that is conservative?

Submit your invoice for 'services rendered' to:

0bama for America
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington DC 20666

Kindly include a screen shot of your post so
your attack on the 0bama-Biden opponents may
be properly verified for payment.

And have a nice day.
8 posted on 08/17/2012 3:24:28 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mkjessup

Lmao!


9 posted on 08/17/2012 3:25:28 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

:)


10 posted on 08/17/2012 3:26:14 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: ansel12

#1-You can be sure he’s not going to apologize for America.
#2-You can be sure he’s not going to bow to a Saudi King while representing America.

Those 2 work for me!


11 posted on 08/17/2012 3:42:12 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Rather than comparing the Romney/Ryan to a fanatical attack at poor odds, I would call it merely a sensible refusal to retreat from a defensible position to an indefensible one.
Exactly. It's a poor analogy and a poor analysis and ends up on a sour note. Read the end of the article and you see Lowry is pretty pessimistic on this subject and just trying to put on a happy face.

Meanwhile, among adults, the issue itself has to be treated seriously. What did Obama do? What is he likely to do? What is Romney going to do? These are the points that must be repeated, not some silly analogy with some long-forgotten WWI general.

12 posted on 08/17/2012 3:49:53 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: carcraft
Be honest about Mr. RomneyCARE.

Mr. RomneyCARE taxed Massachusetts to HeLL
AND left it in the tank.

Mr. RomneyCARE was chosen by Mr. Soros and the DNC
because he supports Obama. HE WILL DO NOTHING.

13 posted on 08/17/2012 3:53:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."- Mark Twain)
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To: jb729
Mr. RomneyCARE, the chosen loser and author of DEATH PANELs,
is SO WEAK that last night his WIFE (yes, his wife)
defended him on NBC again.

Mr RomneyCARE NEVER defends himself.

Because, like Obama, he is the CHOSEN ONE.

14 posted on 08/17/2012 3:54:38 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."- Mark Twain)
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To: mkjessup

LOL!


15 posted on 08/17/2012 4:27:21 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Diogenesis
"Mr. RomneyCARE taxed Massachusetts to HeLL AND left it in the tank."

Massachusetts ranks 11th in total taxation in the US. She gets the bulk of her revenue from income and sales taxes, both of which remained constant during Romney's term as governor there. When he started as governor, Massachusetts had a $3 billion deficit. When he left, the deficit was zero.

What's the basis for your statement?

16 posted on 08/17/2012 4:46:19 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: jb729
I like this quote too.

Ferdinand Foch: “A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost.”
17 posted on 08/17/2012 4:59:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Diogenesis; All
Lookee here Dio ol' buddy ...

Your disdain for Romney is well documented. I'm no big fan of Romney myself. HOWEVER: it is going to come down to conservatives doing out of necessity what the allies did in World War II when it came to Uncle Joe Stalin, which is that we didn't particularly like the miserable sonuvabitch, but we needed him to fight the Nazis from the East, and that is why we sent him millions of tons of lend lease assistance because the GREATER enemy was in Berlin in the form of Hitler, and as distasteful as it might sound, in that situation "the enemy (Stalin) of our enemy (Hitler) was our friend, or at least our convenient ally".

I don't like Mitt Romney. But if that joker can put 0bama into permanent retirement and clean out that pack of left wing mongrels from the White House, I'll back him just like we backed Stalin, and stay focused on the GREATER enemy, you do know who that is don't you?
18 posted on 08/17/2012 5:09:21 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mkjessup

>>Submit your invoice for ‘services rendered’ to:

0bama for America
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington DC 20666<<

You are my new hero!


19 posted on 08/17/2012 5:31:25 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Diogenesis

YUM!!!!

20 posted on 08/17/2012 5:34:49 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Diogenesis
Because, like Obama, he is the CHOSEN ONE.

Dunno about that, but he will be chosen in November. The entire course of this campaign changed last Saturday - this was the best week for the GOP since the 2010 elections.

You've got a long four years ahead of you.

21 posted on 08/17/2012 6:52:06 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: mkjessup

Agree 100%.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 7:08:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mkjessup

Precisely!


23 posted on 08/17/2012 7:21:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ansel12
Romney’s passion died when he started trying to pretend that he is a republican.

Mitt's passion is getting elected, and that has never wavered.

My passion is getting Obama defeated.

Our interests coincide for the present.

24 posted on 08/17/2012 7:53:17 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Diogenesis

Make your daily Obama donation yet?


25 posted on 08/17/2012 10:47:14 AM PDT by jb729
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To: carcraft

You think that the man that gave us Romney/Obama care as the greatest accomplishment of his failed Governorship, is the man who is passionate to end it, I don’t think so.


26 posted on 08/17/2012 11:00:47 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: mkjessup

Do you even know what Romney’s relationship has been with the republican and democrat parties? How Romney left the GOP because Reagan was nominated, and how Mitt became a supporter of and a fund raiser for democrats?

No one can disagree that the most sincere, the most passionate videos of Mitt Romney, are when he speaks from the heart on the importance of abortion rights and how his family personally knows the tragedy of not being able to abort children.

The most passionate that we see Mitt in print, is his personal letter on the importance of advancing the homosexual agenda, and homosexualizing the military, he felt that Ted Kennedy was not committed enough to the homosexual goals of the left, and that Clinton had been far too timid in equalizing homosexuality in the military.


27 posted on 08/17/2012 11:13:49 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2919572/posts?page=18#18


28 posted on 08/17/2012 11:46:14 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Diogenesis
Be honest about Mr. RomneyCARE.

Mr. RomneyCARE taxed Massachusetts to HeLL
AND left it in the tank.

Mr. RomneyCARE was chosen by Mr. Soros and the DNC because he supports Obama. HE WILL DO NOTHING.

Romney isn’t a fool, he can do the math. He can either whirl the wheel hard astarboard, or he can watch the economy continue on the Obama track. And, politically, destroy the Republican Party in his first term, because the Tea Party will bolt.

And after the drubbing of 2010 is repeated this year, the Democrat brand will also be in tatters, and Mitt will have a stark choice - sign the repeal of ObamaCare, or snatch a 2016 defeat from the jaws of certain victory.

In 2000, GWB famously asserted that he did not have the phone number of Dick Durban - he of the huge tax increase negotiation with the Democrats during the HGWB Administration. That was his way of pledging no tax increases - a pledge which he, unlike his one-and-done father, kept. In 2012 Romney named Paul Ryan to be his running mate. That choice has the same effect of pledging a conservative administration - and putting himself on the road to victory.

Hey, from the start of 2010 until the issue was decided my position was that Palin was the logical conservative choice, and that Romney was the worst choice among the candidates the the nomination. But he’s got the nomination sewed up, and we either jump to an alternate universe, or we move on in this one. And I don’t know about you, but my warp drive is on the Fritz.

29 posted on 08/17/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: secret garden
Ferdinand Foch: “A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost.”

One sentence that nicely summarizes the conservative opposition to Romney. Thanks.

30 posted on 08/17/2012 1:42:22 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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