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Mark Levin: If Romney Becomes Another Bush Or Ford, He's Got To Go (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | September 11, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 09/11/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT by i88schwartz

Mark Levin: We have to demand that candidates, who ask for our votes, hold fast to our principles and values, because those are never up for negotiation or to be treated as a political expedient.

We can fight like hell to defeat Obama and elect Romney and not sell out our core principles, and that's what we're forced to do and that's what we're going to do. Polls be damned; commentators be damned; analyses be damned. That's what each and every one of us have to be committed to.

So yes, I understand the anxiety, I have it too. But we must beat Obama. We must take the Senate. We must hold the House. And then the Grand Old Party has no excuses of any kind. If it winds up being another Bush administration, or Ford administration, or Nixon administration, they all have to go. I've been saying for the longest time the leaders of this party are weak and they need to go already.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: levin; marklevin; mittromney; romney; talkradio

1 posted on 09/11/2012 7:13:11 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Keep saying it; they still won’t go.

We are the ones who need to go.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 7:16:14 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: i88schwartz

Give it a rest, Levin. We don’t know who will be President yet.

Fill your airtime with something worthwhile.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 7:17:13 AM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do acid, a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: i88schwartz

Mark ALSO said we MUST DEFEAT OBAMA.

It’s getting pretty old around here- lots of Obama supporters.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 7:17:28 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: i88schwartz
For many years I've made an argument that the way to chose your party's candidates is very simple ~ imagine Congress is in session and half a dozen major national interest groups are having conferences or conventions there ~ and a low yield thermonuclear device goes off downtown!

Who would you pick to replace those people?

Remember, whatever it was they were doing they got nuked ~ undoubtedly due to their utter lack of concern for such a thing happening, so you don't want more of their kind, right?

So, who do you pick?

5 posted on 09/11/2012 7:18:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: i88schwartz

“So yes, I understand the anxiety, I have it too. But we must beat Obama.”

He’s right about BOTH issues.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 7:20:08 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: SE Mom
There are NO Obama supporters here. Haven't been since we captured and disposed of all the Obama Truth Squad folks ~ most of that happened 4 years ago ~

You'll really need to get over this fear of Conservatives that you have ~ it will only get more uncomfortable AFTER the election no matter who wins.

7 posted on 09/11/2012 7:20:37 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: i88schwartz

The events of 9/11 aside, I felt a huge sense of betrayal when republicans took control of everything in 2001 and squandered it rather than getting to work replacing the tax code, reducing the reach and size of federal government, and reforming entitlements. Instead we got more government involvement in education, more environmental restrictions, and a more convoluted tax code. I have little real hope of a Romney administration not making the same mistake, but it has to be better than another Obama term.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 7:21:47 AM PDT by JTHomes (A lot of injustice is done under the cover of law.)
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To: JTHomes
Talk to Senator Jeffords ~ his behavior should have forever after discredited every RINO, but now we got one running for President.

At some point Republican leadership in the Senate needs to simply EXPEL a guy like that if he's the problem. Fake Republicans just gum up the works

9 posted on 09/11/2012 7:25:28 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: i88schwartz

George Will made the point this weekend. Said if in the face of a full blown depression the Republican party can manage to lose this election they should just leave politics.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 7:26:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: muawiyah

There are a considerable number of agents provacateur posting here, sowing discontent and anger, all with the intent of weakening Romney’s support. Whether they are actually on the payroll of Il Douche, or acting out of some misguided sense of morality, the outcome is the same.

The re-election of Il Douche would be a catastrophe. It is an unacceptable outcome.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: muawiyah

Oh for Pete’s sake.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 7:30:02 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: i88schwartz

Unfortunately for Mark, Romney will appear to be a great President compared to the jOkeass he replaces.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 7:35:44 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: BrewingFrog

Name them!


14 posted on 09/11/2012 7:36:41 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: i88schwartz

hate to burst your bubble here, but if mcromney turns into a ford or bush, that will be as good as it gets... he is too far to the left of both of them as it is..


15 posted on 09/11/2012 7:39:07 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: DManA

If that wasn’t an endorsement for a conservative third party to emerge, coming from George Will, then I’d be a monkey’s uncle.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 7:47:01 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: SE Mom

leave me out of this.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 7:52:18 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: depressed in 06

Mark Levin has been VERY CLEAR since it became evident that Romney was going to be the candidate: that we must get Obama out of there and we must get Romney elected.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: joe fonebone

I’d agree with you in so far as Romney is further left than either Ford or Bush. Hell he was as liberal as they come years ago and also a Democrat. It is rare to turn a liberal into a true blue conservative and we all know Rudy McRomneybee is not a conservative by any means.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 7:55:31 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

You’re a monkey’s uncle. He said if they blow this election the blame belongs with the GOPe and they ought to step aside and let someone else run the party.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 8:04:34 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ZULU; All

I agree.

What we have here is: 1.) a War to rid our Nation of the counterculture, Communist Obama; and 2.) a battle to rid the Republican Party of the Bipartisan Cave-In elected politicians that are Republicans In Name Only.

The War to convincingly defeat Obama is compromised when the RINO politicians start to Cave-In to Obama BEFORE the voters have a chance to vote Obama out.

The old McCain Days of passing out hold-your-nose-when-you-vote-for-a-RINO noseclamps are over, but Romney refuses to believe it.

Romney is totally clueless as a politician and the polls reflect that fact.

If Romney wants to win by a large margin, then he must have convince the voters that there is a large difference between him and Obama.

Obama is a Communist through and through. Obama wants to continue to take the US Federal Government on the Communist track to failure.

Romney must show the voters that he, Romney, is not Obama-lite.

If Romney can’t do that then Obama will keep on the Communist wrong track, and we lose the War to the Obama Communists.

If Romney can do that, then we win the War against the Obama Communists, and then, after Romney’s election victory, continue the battle to hold the RINOs accountable for their actions, in-actions, and cave-ins.

I am of the opinion that Romney will lose the War to Obama UNLESS he shows a greater difference between himself and Obama. Thus, I choose to call out Romney when ever he shows his Socialist inclinations, such as his stated goal of “saving” parts of Obama”care.”

IOW, I have chosen to fight the battle with RINO Romney in the firm belief that unless he rejects his Obama-lite ideas, he will lose the War to Obama by a razor thin margin.

To Romney: To win big there must be a big difference. Tick-Tock.

To those FReepers who find fault with my opinion, let me ask you this question: “Why is there a statistical tie in the Polls between Obama and Romney at this late date if there is a big difference between the two candidates?”


21 posted on 09/11/2012 8:04:54 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Psalm 144

Tell that to Richard Lugar, Charlie Crist, etc.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 8:11:50 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: DManA

Should, but won’t. The elites will blame a loss on everything but themselves, even though Romney, like McCain, was supposed to be Mr. Electability, and they’ll try to move even farther to the left.

Considering what a miserable failure Obama’s first term has been, Romney should be polling above The One across the board. Instead, we’re getting the same excuses we did for McCain in ‘08.

Milquetoast Mitt is the successor to Mild McCain, and the fact that he’s facing a similar outlook should scare the hell out of every rational conservative.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 8:21:59 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: depressed in 06

Romney, should he win, will be another version of Dick Nixon in every way only his enemies list will consist of conservatives.... mark my word


24 posted on 09/11/2012 8:25:16 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Graewoulf

Well said.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 8:25:47 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Republican Wildcat

No, I tell that to fellow conservatives and freedom lovers who realize the Geriatric Old Plotter party is as loyal, fertile and vital as an inflatable vinyl doll. As long conservative money, efforts, enthusiasm and votes are squandered on that false front operation we will continue to slump to the left.

One party is brazenly corrupt. The other pretends that it is not corrupt. They work together like a hammer and anvil towards the same objectives - diminished liberty and prosperity for Americans, and the supremacy of government and the welfare state.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 8:30:34 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: i88schwartz
Recent headlines:

Romney praises Clinton for elevating DNC.

Romney would keep parts of Obamacare.

Romney/Ryan stand with Rham against teachers unions.

I dunno bout y'all, sounds a whole lot like the last election.

27 posted on 09/11/2012 8:31:24 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Graewoulf
I agree with you that Romney must MORE FORCEFULLY and MUCH MORE CLEARLY enunciated the differences between himself and Obama on a whole spectrum of issues, social and economic, and paint a picture - with crayons if necessary - which clearly illustrates those differences.

Obama is a man who hates the west, hates America and is a racist.

He has engineered a foreign policy of weakness in the face of Russian, Iranian, Islamofasscist and Red Chinese aggression.

He has engineered a domestic economic policy which looses jobs by pandering to environmental radicals, outsources energy production, servilely kow-tows to civil service and teachers’ unions, and strangles economic initiative with a sea of federal red tape.

He attempted to saddle the American public and the American business world with ONEROUS personal and economic restrictions under Cap and Trade”.

He has violated the spirit of the First Amendment with a Health program which persecutes Christian religious values.

He has declared war on senior citizens and the handicapped with a health care program which places vital health decisions in the hands of government bureaucrats instead of the patient and his/her physician.

He has demonstrated a callous disregard for the rights of the unborn.

He has surreptitiously carried on a vicious and homicidal war against the Second Amendment.

He governs outside the constitution by executive decree.

He has filled key court vacancies with radicals who look outside the American constitution in reviewing American statutes.

In effect, upon reviewing the Declaration of Independence, Barack Hussein Obama makes George III appear to be a benevolent monarch.

Romney must attack him on these and other points again and again.

28 posted on 09/11/2012 8:36:31 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: i88schwartz; Psalm 144

The Grand Ole Plantation doesn't get the message, I said they would go the way of the Whigs if Mittens got the nomination.

29 posted on 09/11/2012 8:38:45 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: KC_Lion

They certainly risk it. Willard Mitt Romney clearly has no political core whatsoever. If he does decide to govern responsibly it would keep the Geriatric Old Plotters on life support a while longer. The button you picture is more likely to be what he would offer though, and if so it probably is a trip to the elephants’ graveyard.

Yes, George “I think you ought to listen to Alinsky” Romney.

What a zany guy.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 8:46:49 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: BrewingFrog

EXACTLY!


31 posted on 09/11/2012 8:49:24 AM PDT by caprock
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To: Psalm 144

32 posted on 09/11/2012 8:58:11 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: DManA

Step aside as a PARTY since the GOP-e has failed. Get it correct.


33 posted on 09/11/2012 9:13:13 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: SE Mom

The reason things do not change is people like you.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 9:15:17 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Breto
Conservatives......there's a revolution brewing.......we have only begun to fight.......DOWN WITH RINOS.......we are the Wolverines!!!!!!!


35 posted on 09/11/2012 9:15:54 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Graewoulf

I agree with your post 100%. We need to hold Romney and his ilk’s feet to the fire BEFORE they get elected so they know their job is on the line before they even get into office. They work for us!


36 posted on 09/11/2012 9:17:13 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: i88schwartz
Hey. Mr. Get off my phone!!

Once he were to get in; he won't give a rat about us.

See Massachusetts. He likes being liberal.

37 posted on 09/11/2012 9:42:10 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Right on! I like the Wolverines!


38 posted on 09/11/2012 9:46:23 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: i88schwartz
Looking over the mess we've created for ourselves, I see two obtainable goals for NOvember:

Defeat obama.
Defeat Harry Reid by electing a majority in the Senate.

The more Congressional seats filled by Tea Party patriots, the better the odds for corralling and motivating Romney into becoming a truly great reformer president. This won't be easy, but it's possible.

Otherwise, we'll have the same situation we had before with a big spending progressive rino controlled congress and a rino president which lead to obama, Reid and Pelousy, all of them ramming and jamming socialism down our throat for the last decade or so.

We may have inherited much of the mess from the generations before us, but we aren't victims. We've done this to ourselves, with our votes and our inattention.

39 posted on 09/11/2012 9:58:49 AM PDT by GBA
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To: i88schwartz
I completely agree with Levin here. Now is the time to hold Romney's feet to the fire. Not after he gets elected. A lot more people should be saying exactly this--that their vote for Romney is predicated completely on his ability to get things done on issues that matter and not cave in to the left's demands.

We should be gearing up NOW for a primary run in 2016, no matter which of these bozos get elected.
40 posted on 09/11/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: ZULU

Thanks for your reply. Your points are well taken. We know them, Romney knows them.

What Romney doesn’t know is that voters don’t know HIM. I like your ideas about crayons!

Romney absolutely cannot pound his chest and pledge to do battle with Commie Obama.

Romney must define what he will do that differs from Obama. The bigger the difference in actions will produce a greater plurality for Romney on Election Day.

You and I know this but Romney is to politically stupid to even consider that this MUST be done if he wants to win BIG!

The hour grows late for Romney to declare an all out battle with Obama.

Romney must get that old fire-in-the-belly in his speeches or he will just drift away in the counter-culture winds of our times - - - .


41 posted on 09/11/2012 1:20:28 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: muawiyah
There are NO Obama supporters here.

Would you care to share whatever you are smoking, bro?
42 posted on 09/18/2012 8:55:00 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: JTHomes

The events of 9/11 aside, I felt a huge sense of betrayal when republicans took control of everything in 2001 and squandered it rather than getting to work replacing the tax code, reducing the reach and size of federal government, and reforming entitlements. Instead we got more government involvement in education, more environmental restrictions, and a more convoluted tax code. I have little real hope of a Romney administration not making the same mistake, but it has to be better than another Obama term.


Very well said. I agree w/ your assessment on both the Bush years and w/ Willard’s potential. If the House, Senate and President are all of the same party...will they all do the right thing? Or....will they go back to a big government approach w/ even more debt?

We shall see.


43 posted on 09/19/2012 7:27:14 AM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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