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Sounding and Acting Like Reagan, Romney Has Them Terrified
American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2012 | Fred J. Eckert

Posted on 09/15/2012 8:49:27 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

I knew Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was a friend of mine. And Mitt Romney is reminding me an awful lot of Ronald Reagan.

The comments for which Romney is being so relentlessly and viciously scorned by Barack Obama and his merry band of media puppets sounds to me exactly like comments Ronald Reagan would have made.

It is indeed "disgraceful" for the US government to respond to the threat of an attack against an American embassy by issuing a statement condemning "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims" and denouncing hurting their feelings as an "abuse" of free speech - and then as the embassy was being overrun and our flag burned issuing another statement saying they stand by that.

"It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."

Mitt Romney was simply but forcefully expressing, as Ronald Reagan so often did, what most Americans think and how they feel. And you can bet the Obama campaign realized this and found it frightening.

They said that they were "shocked" that Romney "would choose to launch a political attack" -- the usual and expected sort of political statement gibberish -- but isn't it revealing what they did? The Obama White House asked its media allies to report that the statement that Romney took such exception to "doesn't reflect the views of the U.S. government."

What? Isn't a U.S. Embassy an important part of the U.S. government, and all the more so when that embassy happens to be located in a country of great consequence to U.S. national interests? Isn't the U.S. Ambassador who leads that embassy - as anyone who is or ever has been one loves to

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: reagan; romney; usambassador; usembassy

1 posted on 09/15/2012 8:49:31 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

In Massachusetts he wore his hair like Jimmy Carter. Now that he is running as a severe conservative, he comes it up like Ronald Reagan. Check the photos. There it is. Listen to the rhetorical styles change as well.

Lets hope he imitates the better policies as well.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 8:53:42 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: Psalm 144

In Massachusetts he wore his hair like Jimmy Carter. Now that he is running as a severe conservative, he combs it up like Ronald Reagan. Check the photos. There it is. Listen to the rhetorical styles change as well.

Lets hope he imitates the better policies as well.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 8:54:43 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: Evil Slayer

Turns my stomach that Romney is compared to Reagan.

Romney changes to the audience, Reagan did not do that.

Reagan’s message was clear, everyone knew what it was, like it or not.
Romney’s messages are not always clear or consistent.

Romney has made some great foreign policy statements, but it is Ryan who is on fire and presidential.


4 posted on 09/15/2012 8:58:29 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Evil Slayer

A role model that not only would benefit him but us as well.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 8:59:14 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Psalm 144
I don't remember Romney ever sporting a haircut like Jimmy Carter when serving as governor in Massachusetts. Below is a 2004 photo when Romney was the governor. Kerry (who was running for president at that time) had more of that "Jimmy Carter" thing going for him.
6 posted on 09/15/2012 9:02:21 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Psalm 144

your lack of energy and confidence is disturbing. I am not a Romneyite but you can surely show a little more resolve in light of the stakes at hand.THE TIME HAS PASSED FOR CONSERVATIVE AMERICA TO GET ON BOARD. I wonder which Dem primary you have voted in. Bound to be one in your back ground somewhere. Or maybe you were a Perot type.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 9:03:36 AM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: svcw
No, don't look alike to me....


8 posted on 09/15/2012 9:04:09 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: ping jockey

“your lack of energy and confidence is disturbing.”

Too bad, Darth Lackey.


9 posted on 09/15/2012 9:11:51 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: Psalm 144

Your colors are showing, turkey.


10 posted on 09/15/2012 9:24:28 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Psalm 144

More and more military veterans I talk with are not actually saying they will vote for Obama again but they do say that Romney is someone they cannot vote for. It does not look good for conservatives. I believe like many other conservatives that Romney’s campaign advisers are steering him to a big loss in November.

Conservatives hammer Romney for skimping on policy details

Wed, Sep 12 2012

By John Whitesides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For months, Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has been built on broad themes: cut taxes, repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, increase defense spending.

But when it comes to specifics - namely, how to pay for the tax cuts and extra spending, and what exactly a Romney healthcare plan would look like - Romney has been reluctant to give details, essentially gambling that Americans’ frustration with high unemployment rates and a struggling economy will be enough to propel him to the White House.

Now, with polls showing that Obama has taken a slight lead in the race after the Republican and Democratic national conventions, increasingly anxious conservatives are calling on Romney to spell out more of his plans - even if it risks alienating some undecided voters.

The calls for a change in strategy have become particularly loud since Sunday, when Romney struggled during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program to explain what income tax loopholes he might close to help offset the cost of his tax cuts, or whether he would keep portions of Obama’s healthcare overhaul, including a requirement of insurance coverage for those with pre-existing medical conditions.

“Mr. Romney’s pre-existing political calculation seems to be that he can win the election without having to explain the economic moment or even his own policies,” said an editorial published Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, which often is a barometer of the thinking of leading conservatives.

“Such vagueness carries its own political risks,” the Journal editorial said.

It isn’t the first time that conservatives in his party have raised doubts about Romney’s campaign strategy, but with the November 6 election less than two months away, the calls for the former Massachusetts governor to be bolder and more explicit have become increasingly urgent....

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/12/us-usa-campaign-romney-strategy-idUSBRE88B06J20120912


11 posted on 09/15/2012 9:38:16 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: svcw

I also defend and praise Romney for his statement,but one bold statement does not make him a Regan. What bold and brave statement did he make about free speech during the Chic Fil A controversy, “Not part of my campaign.” They both play rolls but Regan did it in movies and on TV. Romney does his depending on what office he is running for, what the audience wants to hear and what will get him elected. I may have to hold my nose to vote for him but don’t expect me to close my eyes also.


12 posted on 09/15/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Psalm 144

hopefully most conservatives will see the smart move here. If to many of us think like this too often the next four years of obamanation can be laid at our feet. Think about where you are and what is happening. Decide if you want 4 more years of what we have gotten (at a much higher intensity) OR you would like a change in direction. It will definately be the energy and resolve of the conservatives that will win or lose the day when the votes are tallied.


13 posted on 09/15/2012 10:25:08 AM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: SamAdams76

My mistake as to timeline, not the hairstyle morphing. He wore Carter/JFK hair running for Senate in 1994, then increasingly imitates Reagan’s as the years go by.

Here is JFK’s coiffure, good images between 0:38 and 1:09:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhZk8ronces
Probably a good style to imitate within Massachusetts. Combed over laterally left to right.

Here are Carter and Reagan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te28Bhq2stg&feature=related
Carter drones on forever as he always does - you can skip to closeup of Reagan at 3:06 Carter’s hair is combed over laterally left to right, dry; Reagan has his oldschool, characteristic comb up and back with pomade.

Here is Romney in 1994, running for Senate, hair combed laterally left to right:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECVyuz5iNyQ

In 2002, he is working on a hybrid, but still combed to the side:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4

By 2008 he has a very Reaganesque hairstyle, but his speech patterns remain wandering and indecisive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPGnJmbDq08&feature=related

Here is Romney in 2010, hair combed up, back and pomaded in a style similar to Reagan, and starting to sound like there is some fire in the belly as well - like Reagan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lko7XY3-FGY

Here he is today. Looks good and sounds good right now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26AMgycOWoU

Don’t get me wrong. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Romney could not do better than Reagan. I just hope that imitation extends to policy as well as presentation.


14 posted on 09/15/2012 10:30:06 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: Logical me

Well that was logical.


15 posted on 09/15/2012 10:31:47 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: KeyLargo

I am almost sold, but not quite.

The choice seems to be between a Soviet ruble and a counterfeit dollar. Many are making the cogent argument that the dollar might not be valueless but the ruble certainly is.

Hard to commit to a contract on an etch-a-sketch.


16 posted on 09/15/2012 10:36:45 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: ping jockey

Ah - The venerable “you must support XXX enthusiastically or you are a liberal” method of drumming up support.

How very progressive of you.


17 posted on 09/15/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: Evil Slayer

18 posted on 09/15/2012 10:46:38 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: ping jockey

Romney will not change the direction this Country is headed. At best he may slow it down a little. 4 years of Obama or 8 years of Romney which gives us the best chance of any real change. I understand those who are going to hold their nose and vote Romney. I also understand those who refuse to continue voting for candidates which are more and more liberal. Conservatives will lose no matter how the election goes. Liberals are again in a win win situation.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 10:50:29 AM PDT by brightright
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To: KeyLargo

“More and more military veterans I talk with are not actually saying they will vote for Obama again but they do say that Romney is someone they cannot vote for.”

That puzzles me. Puzzles me to slack jawed amazement actually. I find most of the ‘reasons for Romney’ to be vapid or false, but between Obama and Romney as CinC? at an absolute minimum, it is not in Romney to waste an asset. This meltdown and overrun at the State Department signals how inept Obama is. Would a real challenge by a real adversary even be met, never mind successful?


20 posted on 09/15/2012 10:54:12 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: Evil Slayer

And then he turned around and condemned the filmmaker and his film that is being used as a convenient excuse bu the Saracens and the Left.


21 posted on 09/15/2012 10:59:20 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: Psalm 144

What I am seeing on FR is so many freepers talking about how no one they know intends to vote for Obama or no signs for Obama are seen in their neighborhood, etc. Well Duh!

I live in Crook County, IL and I am sure that other conservatives living in large Democrat strongholds across the U.S. will tell a different story.

I made these replies to another freeper on a different thread:

“Every veteran I speak to (including myself) is firmly in the Romney/Ryan camp. We veterans may not be crazy about Romney but we understand the danger of a second Obama administration.”

I don’t know if you live in Boston or any of the other Democrat large cities in MA, but here in Democrat Chicago, Cook County, IL most vets vote reliably for Democrats. The Democrats count on that and ensure that happens by making certain IL Gov. Pat Quinn is always ‘seen’ talking about some ‘positive’ programs helping IL vets, (whether it is nothing more than vowing to do something for vets. The Democrats have put Democrat Tammy Duckworth, (double amputee Iraq War vet) up against a conservative Joe Walsh, who is losing in the polls.

Myself and many other IL conservatives that are veterans will vote for Romney, but we are outnumbered here in Cook County big time.

Joe Walsh Lagging Behind Tammy Duckworth:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/16/joe-walsh-tammy-duckworth-poll_n_1789667.html

Quinn an attack dog as Duckworth talks up Obama and military
September 05, 2012|By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune reporter

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-05/news/ct-met-illinois-democratic-national-convention-duc-20120905_1_tammy-duckworth-pat-quinn-duckworth-talks

As you know the media is carrying the water for Obama as it pertains to veterans. And most veterans either do not want to or do not have time, or do not care to seek alternative media truth about Obama and how he hates the military.

Sadly, current stories like these and dozens of others during this Obama campaign bombardment of propaganda published by the Chicago metro media are mostly what vets know about Obama”

Senate agrees to debate Obama’s veterans jobs bill
By Lisa Mascaro — Tribune Washington Bureau
Created: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9:55 a.m. CDT
http://www.morrisdailyherald.com/2012/09/12/senate-agrees-to-debate-obamas-veterans-jobs-bill/aksr9ga/

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec12/duckworthdnc_09-04.html

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/national/obama-treatment-of-vietnam-veterans-a-disgrace/article_efac8f20-a922-11e1-8b8b-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.peoplesworld.org/vets-military-families-rally-for-obama/

Michelle Obama in town to raise money, attend veterans event
June 26, 2012|By Monique Garcia | Tribune reporter

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-06-26/news/chi-michelle-obama-in-town-to-raise-money-attend-veterans-event-20120626_1_veterans-event-michelle-obama-military-spouses-and-veterans

Illinois eases professional licensing for military families

By Jason Keyser / Associated Press Posted on June 26, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — Michelle Obama got a boost Tuesday from her home state of Illinois in her campaign to make it easier for military spouses to advance their own careers amid the frequent moves that come with life in a military family.

http://www.americanhomecomings.com/news/2012/06/26/michelle-obama-illinois-professional-licensing/


22 posted on 09/15/2012 11:02:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

OK, that I understand. Is your initial sentence at 11 a typo, with the names transposed?

With regard to your post, I have wondered if both bases will be depressed. I think the international fiascoes and domestic depression is going to kill Hussein’s chances.


23 posted on 09/15/2012 11:10:15 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: Evil Slayer

The new gay and abortion supporting Reagan?


24 posted on 09/15/2012 11:27:02 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Psalm 144

What I said in post#11: More and more military veterans I talk with are not actually saying they will vote for Obama again but they do say that Romney is someone they cannot vote for.

What I am saying here is that as an officer in both VFW and American Legion Veterans Posts I have talked with many vets and more than ever they are saying that they do not like Romney, (for the usual reasons as propagandized by the Obama media)and either they will stay home or they will vote for Obama.

The Obama campaign along with MSM are not only scaring seniors, but specifically veterans that are seniors into believing Romney will take away or lessen their VA and or military benefits.

Example: Press release from Obama:

FACT CHECK: Romney Would Slash Veterans’ Benefits

Mitt Romney appropriately praised veterans in his speech tonight, but has suggested the privatization of veterans’ health care, breaking the promise to our men and women in uniform. The Romney-Ryan budget – if cuts were made across the board – could cut the funding for Veterans’ Affairs by $11 billion.

http://www.barackobama.com/press/release/fact-check-romney-would-slash-veterans-benefits/


25 posted on 09/15/2012 11:41:41 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Evil Slayer
What is the people at American Thinker smoking.

Romney is no Reagan and there will never be another one like him.

Please God, no more Romney is like Reagan.

26 posted on 09/15/2012 11:48:21 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: KeyLargo

Thanks for the replies. Just struggling to get my head around this whole dismal cycle. I honestly don’t know what I will do until the day of.


27 posted on 09/15/2012 11:52:59 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: Psalm 144

Newsmax
It is stories like this that reveal how Obama is scaring active military and veterans that any cuts will be the fault of Romney and how dire it would be with large benefit cuts to come unless the One is re elected to save them all from the evil Republicans. And the sheeple are buying it.

White House Warns of Military ‘Destruction’ in $110 Billion Sequestration Cuts
Friday, September 14, 2012 10:12 PM

By: Newsmax Wires

The White House presented a detailed breakdown Friday of $109 billion in across-the-board spending cuts scheduled for January, setting off a fresh blame game between the Obama administration and Republicans over responsibility for what both say is a preventable budgetary calamity.


28 posted on 09/15/2012 12:09:18 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Evil Slayer

The Moslems got their feelings hurt?........wow.......that’s too bad......that explains everything......You would have to rape the American Ambassador for that......clear as day.....probably bruised their ego......yeah......have to kill people for that.....I guess if you root against their soccer team, they’ll nuke you....


29 posted on 09/15/2012 12:54:06 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Christie at the beach
Please God, no more Romney is like Reagan.

George Romney is probably rolling over in his grave at this comparison, too. If someone claims Mitt is a Barry Goldwater clone, George will probably come back as a ghost and haunt that person.

30 posted on 09/15/2012 1:04:37 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: Evil Slayer

how did the media try to protect Jimmy Carter?


31 posted on 09/15/2012 1:11:32 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Christie at the beach

one can still use reagan’s words.

I would rather he copy reagan than copy carter.

Obama IS Carter.


32 posted on 09/15/2012 1:15:47 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Evil Slayer

The title made me laugh. Thanks. :)


33 posted on 09/15/2012 1:23:21 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Psalm 144

Damn! What a bastard. You and I never have changed our hair styles.


34 posted on 09/15/2012 1:30:01 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: KeyLargo

Didn’t democrats redraw the district boundaries in IL to favor themselves? That might have something to do with Walsh losing. I used to live in that district. Before Walsh there was Melissa Bean. She was voted out for voting for commie care. I got sick of IL Nazis and moved just north of the state line in WI.


35 posted on 09/15/2012 1:41:40 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Psalm 144

Fat chance.


36 posted on 09/15/2012 1:51:19 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: TADSLOS

Trying to be positive here. I don’t want to have party monkeys howling and flinging poo.


37 posted on 09/15/2012 2:03:56 PM 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: Psalm 144

Go unicorn hunting. You’ll have a better chance at that than the soul of Reagan entering Mitt’s body.


38 posted on 09/15/2012 2:11:08 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: Evil Slayer

There is also similarity in thinking, speaking or governing. Unless we compare Myth to George McGovern or maybe Walter Mondale.


39 posted on 09/15/2012 2:42:35 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Whoops! Make that NO similarity in #39.


40 posted on 09/15/2012 2:44:09 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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To: TADSLOS

You do know that it was reports of rhinos in the middle ages that led to unicorn fantasies? Anyway, that would be a start.


41 posted on 09/15/2012 3:58:04 PM 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: MortMan

Just pragmatic


42 posted on 09/16/2012 2:46:27 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: ping jockey

Pragmatism would make you point out reasons to support Mitt, including direct comparison to Obama.

You merely sling the liberal line, FRiend.


43 posted on 09/16/2012 8:18:50 PM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: MortMan

“Not so Fast”, pragmatic in the sense that there were precious few REAL conservative choices. Barring any of my personal favs Romney has got to thump oblah blah


44 posted on 09/24/2012 8:51:17 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: ping jockey

So what does your personal decision making process have to do with attempting to shame a fellow conservative with ‘support Romney with enthusiasm or you’re a liberal’ as an approach to drumming up support?

That’s what I pinged you about, originally, FRiend.

I object to the BS accusations of being liberal if someone notices that Romney isn’t a deeply convicted conservative. (And believe me, he is NOT that.)


45 posted on 09/25/2012 6:31:13 AM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: MortMan

First, I didn’t say support or your a lib. The point made was that ,even if you are not all that excited about Romney, you must consider the alternative, which currently , for me , is a terrifying possibility. For me , like it or not I am sending money,(Which thanks to the current POTUS I have less of), I am spending time, and I AM GOING TO ENCOURAGE, CAJOLE, CONVICT, ATTACK, and VEHEMENTLY OPPOSE anything that even smells like weakness. If one claims conservatism as there personal ideal, then your only sane option is to support and vote for Romney. There is no room for waffling at this time. If one claims conservatism then get on board and let us get this done. To do less invites a loss which I for one do not think our way of life will survive. It may be to late already , but four more years will nail the coffin shut on any meaningful conservative run for a long long time.


46 posted on 09/25/2012 9:59:26 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: ping jockey

I must apologize, with a hearty mea cupla. You are correct, you did not say “support R/R or you support Obama”.

I am not sure why I had thought you did say something like that, but I am sorry for impugning you without reason.

Have a great day, FRiend.


47 posted on 09/26/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Stop it, or I’ll find an unflattering shot of Regan.


48 posted on 09/26/2012 7:04:44 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: EnquiringMind

Ooops...Reagan


49 posted on 09/26/2012 7:06:18 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: EnquiringMind
Stop it, or I’ll find an unflattering shot of Regan.

Go ahead. Make my day.


50 posted on 09/26/2012 7:20:05 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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