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Why Romney Lost
American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2013 | Dr. Charles T. Kenny

Posted on 01/28/2013 3:13:10 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota

Conservatives instinctively ground all of their ideas and policies in time-tested philosophies of man and of government. Most successful Republican candidates also paint a picture of what they can do and how their ideas are better than their opponents. This is why people evoke the memory of Ronald Reagan so often; because he is the last Republican candidate for president to conduct his campaign explicitly and consistently within this framework.

During the presidential campaign, Romney did talk about what he could do and what he would do as president, but he never presented his ideas and policies in the context of conservative principles. Nor did he paint a picture of how his ideas and policies would work better than what Obama has done and will do.

Secondly, he almost never drew a conclusion about how his ideas and policies would make a difference in voters' lives. Much the same as a carpenter needs to take a punch and set the nail into the wood so it will sink below the surface, a speaker must set his point in granite by drawing a conclusion that matters to the listeners and to their lives and connects with them clearly and explicitly on an emotional level.

For example, Romney repeatedly promised that he would repeal ObamaCare, but he did not say WHY he would do so. He did not talk about what is wrong with what Obama and the Democrats did when they passed the bill, nor did he explain how the voters' lives would be better with ObamaCare repealed.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney; romneybackstabbing; romneycare; romneymarriage; tokyorove
Romney lost because he was the wrong candidate. But with that being said, it's possible that the US electorate now lacks the moral fibre to elect a capable leader; rather choosing morally bankrupt shysters who will help them steal from their neighbors.
1 posted on 01/28/2013 3:13:19 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

He “Lost” because of massive vote fraud. Do you really believe 98% of blacks voted? Do you really believe Obama won 100% in so many districts? Do you really believe Hispanics who will not approach a government official for help following a Hurricane will march into a government office with proof of where they live to vote?


2 posted on 01/28/2013 3:18:59 PM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I disliked the RINO-ness of Romney, but did think that he was a very decent man.

But, agree, he was very much the wrong candidate.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 3:19:31 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: LucianOfSamasota

What new is coming from this article?


4 posted on 01/28/2013 3:20:02 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: LucianOfSamasota

You can’t be a liberal all your life and then fake being a conservate any more than you can be a muslim all your life and fake being a christian.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 3:21:39 PM PST by nomobs
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To: LucianOfSamasota

To me, Romney’s biggest failure was to not pound obama on all his illegal actions and how they damage the country. But Romney was a big government lib so none of that mattered to him, apparently.

But there is still no doubt that a lot of voter fraud / theft occured.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 3:21:39 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I do not agree with this article. I think he and Ryan articulated their goals well. What I think was a problem is that we are a dumbed down electorate as a whole and that many were too lazy to vote or even to register to vote on our side.

Many will text for hours but voting and its responsibilities were just too much trouble and time!!! Basically many could not be bothered so we get the President that bought votes and the total government supported voters who didn’t want to rid themselves of hefty benefits they receive monthly.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 3:23:21 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Mechanicos

“He “Lost” because of massive vote fraud.”

Yup! Romney could have stood on his head, whistling Dixie while juggling plates and it would not have mattered one bit. Going forward, the same thing will happen, for every national election, unless the Reps grow a spine and get their own ‘computer experts’ to undue the Rat fraud.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 3:24:47 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Mr. RomneyCARE lost because he wanted to.
His goal, as when he attacked Gov.Palin on the
eve of Election 2008, was to stop all conservatives.

Mr. RomneyCARE lost because he already had pocketed
the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ with Rove.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 3:26:51 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

You put your finger on it. It’s possible reublicans will never win another national election. We may be able to do well at the state level though. It’s pretty depressing. no more families with fathers, gay boyscouts. the whole country is falling apart with the only growth: government power.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 3:35:58 PM PST by refermech
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Romney’s GOTV was such a spectacular failure that it seemed to be sabotaged - intentionally. Democrat vote fraud was as spectacularly successful as it was obvious to anyone paying attention yet Romney and the GOP did nothing to mitigate it and said absolutely nothing in protest of it. IMHO Romney did not lose, he took a dive.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 3:36:23 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Mechanicos
Do you really believe Hispanics who will not approach a government official for help following a Hurricane will march into a government office with proof of where they live to vote?

You got that right.

BidenObama, and the vote-crazed Dems will do anything to get illegal votes.....even sacrifice the US Constitution. Florida officials discovered huge hordes of illegals on voters rolls when it called up names from the voter rolls for jury duty. Illegals said they could not serve on juries---b/c they were not citizens.

HYPHENATE SUCKUPS These "hispanic dreamers" are Third World voting blocs organized by salivating federales---conniving pressure groups---pulling a con to get billion dollar foreign aid allocations.

THE "DREAMERS" ARE USING MULTIPLE IDENTITIES----There's loads of parasitic ID brokers selling fake ID's to "impoverished" border violators for several thousand dollars each. Juan Madrigal--the Wash/state rapist--had some 30 identities. Another illegal used multiple identities to bilk UI of several million dollars.

Let's see---two illegals---that equals some 40-50 votes (/snix) Hyphenates united to undermine US ntl secuity for their Third World taskmasters.....(/snix).

Argentine-Americans

Bolivian-Americans

Chilean-Americans

Colombian-Americans

Costa Rican-Americans

Cuban-Americans

Dominican-Americans

Ecuadorian- Americans

Guatemalan-Americans

Honduran-Americans

Mexican-Americans

Nicaraguan-Americans

Panamanian- Americans

Paraguayan-Americans

Peruvian- Americans

Puerto Ricans (stateside)

Salvadoran-Americans

Spanish- Americans

Uruguayan-Americans

Venezuelan-Americans

TIME TO SAVE DEMOCRACY FROM MARAUDING BANDS OF THIRD WORLDERS

12 posted on 01/28/2013 3:37:49 PM PST by Liz
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To: LucianOfSamasota

When you have the deck stacked against you by a co-opted news media willing to give Obama billions in free campaign advertising in the guise of balanced journalism, little can be said or done to cut through that. We need to get over this idea that we’re playing on a level playing field and a conservative candidate with a compelling vision can win, if only he does and says all the right things and says them well. They can’t, not with a US news media willing to gloss over or cover up every defect, failing and misstep of the Democratic candidate, while holding every syllable uttered by the GOP candidate up for anal probe levels of scrutiny like was done with Romney. Even Reagan would lose in today’s media environment where Republicans are demonized at every turn and a personality cult of Kim Ill Sung levels of fanaticism is being promoted by the MSM.

2012 was the single worst year of a horrible Obama presidency. The ONLY reason Obama survived to be re-elected is because the media got him there. The media covered up disasters and scandals from national security leaks in the spring to make Obama look good for his campaign (impeachable), to Fast & Furious and the absurd exec. privilege claim, to the lies and cover up of Benghazi, to the cover up of the botched federal response to Sandy and the true depths of the economic mess we’re in, inc. falsifying job and employment numbers. Any one of these things would have been used to sink a Republican incumbent by the US news media. For Obama, they covered it all up. A little hard to win when you have that working against you.

When you have an MSM that won’t ask a sitting DEMOCRATIC Senator about an FBI investigation of him having sex with an underage prostitute, plus campaign finance violations, as happened with Sen. Bob Menendez this weekend, how can we really think ANY conservative candidate will be given a fair hearing? As Mark Levin said, when the USSR fell the US inherited its media.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 3:40:32 PM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

This is much more believable than the Hispanic Voter Myth nonsense spewed by Amnesty Liberals

Scary that the GOP is going to throw themselves in the dustbin of history over Criminal Illegal Aliens....especially when considering that Amnesty Liberal John McCain got only 31% of the Hispanic vote in 2008.....to Romney’s 27% in 2012


14 posted on 01/28/2013 3:46:57 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: YouGoTexasGirl
Many will text for hours but voting and its responsibilities were just too much trouble and time!!!

As for me, I would prefer that the bubbleheads who spend a lot of time texting not vote. Thank you very much.

15 posted on 01/28/2013 3:48:25 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: LucianOfSamasota

It’s exceptionally difficult to win when half of all voters are members of the FSA, and your opponent is Santa Claus.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 3:50:58 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: YouGoTexasGirl
Obama had more campaign workers in Florida than Romney had in the rest of the country combined.

When you have Public Sector union members - teachers union and SEIU - working for you in all 50 states, you have a big advantage. And they're MOTIVATED.

17 posted on 01/28/2013 3:55:26 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: Liz

>TIME TO SAVE DEMOCRACY FROM MARAUDING BANDS OF THIRD WORLDERS<

.
Way too late.

The marauding bands of third worlders have been pouring in since LBJ and not one president (and that includes Reagan) has tried to put a stop to that. The next president will most likely be a third worlder.

All we’re doing today is rearranging the deckchairs on the U.S. Titanic.


18 posted on 01/28/2013 4:09:54 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Mechanicos

The unions concentrated huge money and man power in 6 or 7 key states which the Rep. could no way could come close to matching.We need more unity to remove the scum.


19 posted on 01/28/2013 4:10:45 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: MissesBush

Well said!!


20 posted on 01/28/2013 4:13:12 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Romney did what he set out to do.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 4:14:21 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee
Romney and has bunch all believed that he was foreordained to "save the constitution" and that his mormon "specialness" along with praying and fasting would be enough. That is the mormon mindset.

Anyone who believed that his racist past would be ignored in a battle with Obama was either stupid or naive.

22 posted on 01/28/2013 4:36:38 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Thanks Mitt.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I believe that Republicans at the national level lost, largely because they’ve allowed themselves to be caricaturized by Liberals. They were successfully painted as the the un-cool, small-minded, mean-spirited, etc. party, without an effective response.

I know a number of Obama supporters. Many of them are in favor of family, hard work, accountability, discipline, community involvement (Big Brothers Big Sisters), and even religion.

And yet, these same smart people support someone who is the antithesis of all of those things. It’s because they don’t know any Republicans, but they know Republicans want to take money away from poor people, want to kick granny out into the street, want to grab money from people who don’t have it, and give it to rich people who don’t need it.

Paul Ryan is “that guy who looks too good, there must be something wrong with him, he probably cheats on his wife”.

I believe this is the battle that needs to be won. The same battle the Rush won many years ago, where listeners said “hey, here’s a guy that thinks like me”. I’m not sure who the right messengers are, though.


23 posted on 01/28/2013 5:10:34 PM PST by ex-NFO
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To: LucianOfSamasota

It is much simpler. He lost because he was seen as Ruling Class by the 2/3’s of the country that is the Country Class. Much of the base simply couldn’t vote for a man trying so hard not to offend the Establishment to which he belonged.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 5:35:48 PM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Nothing will change until the checks bounce. Until then those receiving free things will continue to vote for free things.


25 posted on 01/28/2013 5:47:08 PM PST by Voltage
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To: LucianOfSamasota
In the end people are shallow and principally vote for who they like the most.

And face it, Romney just wasn't likable, and being a Mormon just made it all the worse and caused millions of conservative Christians to stay home.

26 posted on 01/28/2013 6:04:02 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

He lost because he played at being nice to Obama instead of attacking him.


27 posted on 01/28/2013 6:23:45 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I am so sick and tired of hearing how Romney lost because he didn’t campaign well enough or he wasn’t a ‘true good conservative.’

Just take a look at the voting blocs. Minorities voted overwhelmingly because they wanted to see a minority person in charge. If the GOP comes back to power, it’s going to be because they run a
woman and get 66% of the
White vote and then start doing something about these immigration problems.


28 posted on 01/28/2013 6:49:46 PM PST by newsfollower
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To: Gator113

Thanks.


29 posted on 01/28/2013 6:50:17 PM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: greyfoxx39

Oh please. You’re a fanatic with the Mormon hate. Take a pill. What happened? Did a Mormon guy steal your girlfriend from you years ago? There’s nothing racist about Romney or the LDS faith. It is one of the fastest growing religions in black Africa. Not even the loons at MessNBC used such slander against Romney. Meanwhile as you call the LDS religion “racist” many Southern Protestant congregations are still segregated by color. And shall we get into the role many Southern Protestants, ministers and congregations included, played in fighting desegregation? To be fair, some helped fight for it too.

Regardless the LDS Church or its past wasn’t even brought up in the campaign other than by a tiny nut fringe like you no one gave 2 second’s worth of attention to. And no one who’s run for President in the last half century has more bigotry in his past than Obama and his long term friendship with Rev. Wright and his white hating, Jew bashing sermons. If Obama can win despite that then a long abandoned policy by the LDS on Blacks holding the priesthood wouldn’t have mattered to anyone. The problem is the US news media and the cult of personality they’ve helped to create around Obama, that his record of scandal and failure are covered up and anyone who dares oppose him is destroyed.


30 posted on 01/28/2013 7:05:03 PM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: muleskinner

You hit on an important point. We have to take apart the unions and their power to have any hope, and work to get federal laws enforced against union dues and resources being used in political campaigns. Add to your comments my post #13 on here and you have the 2 biggest reasons Romney lost, both outside of his control.


31 posted on 01/28/2013 7:12:00 PM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: muleskinner

You hit on an important point. We have to take apart the unions and their power to have any hope, and work to get federal laws enforced against union dues and resources being used in political campaigns. Add to your comments my post #13 on here and you have the 2 biggest reasons Romney lost, both outside of his control.


32 posted on 01/28/2013 7:12:26 PM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: newsfollower

You’re right. I’ve watched politics for years and even worked in political consulting for a brief time and Romney ran a pretty strong campaign. I give his campaign a solid B. Romney’s first debate performance was masterful. His few missteps were largely media-stokes tempests in tea pots while Obama’s wretched 2012 record, and frankly of his entire 4 years, was entirely soft soaped by the media. Obama’s “bitter clingers” comment from 2008 never got a tenth the play Romney’s out of context and oft misquoted 47% comment got. The media was a huge headwind for Romney to overcome. I don’t think any other candidate could have done it. Heck, the media even ensured their darling Hillary was brought down by their bigger darling Obama in the 2008 Dem primary.

That said, Romney’s turn out op failed him badly esp the Orca vote targeting software his people used. But I blame that on some of his campaign staff more than I do the candidate. Romney also should not have let his foot off the gas in the final debate. But other than this I think he gave a fairly strong performance in the campaign.


33 posted on 01/28/2013 7:24:17 PM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: Mechanicos; LucianOfSamasota
Romney Lost because he had NO Plan, NO Program to Implement it, and NO Leadership to articulate the plan, the program, and the sale of it to an increasingly idiotic populace, a good half of whom cannot be bothered to vote.

For a fellow my age, this was a Pat Boone re-run and I am a Jerry Lee Lewis kind of guy. I mean how much artificially flavored, no fat, 0-calorie, imitation vanilla, whipped frozen yogurt-type dessert product can a reasonable man swallow? Romney, you Ken-doll, you are boring. That namby-pamby whey-faced jackass' anus had better not ever meet ME in a dark alley.

Fraud? Yeah there was massive fraud. But The Mormon Milquetoast conceded faster than a $5-hooker can turn down a motel bedspread. But, only after spending 'bout a $Billion in party funds in his feckless, ball-less, passion-less bland campaign. Ryan? Don't get me started. My grandson would have made mincemeat out of the crooked, senile, old fart "Knew Nothing about Benghazi?" Joey Plugs.

But thanks to the silent RINO Party, fraud is now becoming ever more solidly institutionalized. Voting drags on for weeks in state after state, giving the Democrats plenty of time to maximize the Negro, Mexican, and female vote where it counts the most, not to mention the dead, and the "virtual voter," and their families who exist only in the computers of the DNC and state committees.

Fraud. It gave us Kennedy and no one said a word. That was the historic tipping point, since which the Democrats have become not only more technically adept, but bolder than cat burglars. Why not? Who's to stop them?

34 posted on 01/28/2013 7:26:45 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Say, what the hell happened to Reggie Love? Who's in the playroom with Barry now?)
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To: Liz
I have been explaining the Hispanic Identity Thing to Freepers for years!

In Hispanic cultures, your name is no simple matter. José García y Lopez marries María Gomez y Gonzalez. She then becomes María Gomez de García ... for starters.

Down at the welfare office, her name becomes De García on one card. Gomez, on another card, García (without the "DE" on another card. José goes by Gomez and Lopez, but he was very fond of his grandfather Salcedo, so he can be known as Gomez de Salcedo. And so on. It can be quite endless, given that most Hispanics have a couple or three first names!

Every "identity" has ID, social security cards, DLs, even a passport. there exist addresses and bank accounts that receive MILLIONS in SS benefits to the different identities of individual multiple SS card holders.

HisPANIC, Liz. Next wave: Venezuelans. Then the BIG one, from Brazil. You and I live in what will become the northernmost Latin American Country. 50 years.

35 posted on 01/28/2013 7:40:22 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Say, what the hell happened to Reggie Love? Who's in the playroom with Barry now?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I knew he’d lose watching the third debate. He simply took a dive.


36 posted on 01/28/2013 7:45:35 PM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Phony pathological liars whining that they're "just here for a better life". The freeloaders who violate our borders and "do the jobs Americans won't do" have more criminal enterprises than ya' can shake a stick at.

<><>ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identities for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.

<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities. And probably voted and collected US benefits under every single identity.

<><>June 26, 2010 An illegal using multiple identities was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.

<><> Hilderberto Salinas sold state drivers' licenses issued out of the state’s Motor Vehicle Agency in NJ to illegals with multiple identities who did not have the necessary id's....among 40 people who participated in the widespread ring. "Impoverished" illegals paid $2,500 to $7,000 apiece for the licenses.

<><> July 21, 2006----NJ BERGEN RECORD---Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said. The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses----for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards, said state police.

The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout.

After a search, police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs.

All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 phony Social Security cards. ####

<><> US Dept of the Treasury Says Illegal Aliens Collecting Billions in Tax Credits According to the US Dept of Treasury’s Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million. This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit. $20 billion EITC is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals. Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying official apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands.

REFERENCE March 8, 2012 KENNER, La. -- Kenner police arrested illegal Marvin Baca who sold false W-2 forms to another illegal immigrant for $1,500. Baca sold fraudulent W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics here illegally.

Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a SS no of a person living in Virginia. Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive EITC refunds. Baca was charged with one count of ID theft and two counts of forgery.

37 posted on 01/29/2013 4:10:40 AM PST by Liz
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To: Da Coyote

Decent ? Decent men don’t spend years lying about their record or dispatch thugs to launch character assassinations on good people like Gov. Palin to advance their own personal agendas. Willard is not only not decent, but is a very despicable phony.


38 posted on 01/29/2013 7:04:12 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MissesBush; reaganaut; ejonesie22; Godzilla; Graybeard58; Colofornian; Zakeet; aMorePerfectUnion
Oh please. Mitt lost. The "mormon moment" became a mormon fail. The GOP turned a blind eye to the actual strength/vote fraud of Obama because it was Mitt's turn.

Choosing political consultants and operatives based on the holding of "temple recommends" the way mormon businesses do resulted in Mitt's egocentric belief that he is "the one mighty and strong" to the point that he didn't even have a concession speech prepared.

"Romney had not written a concession speech as of Tuesday afternoon, but was forced to acknowledge his loss after midnight on Wednesday morning. In less than five minutes, Romney ticked all of the historical concession-speech boxes: accept defeat, congratulate victor, look forward, call for unity."

As to racism in mormonism, when the first black member of the "twelve" is ordained, ping me.

Your claim, "There’s nothing racist about Romney or the LDS faith. It is one of the fastest growing religions in black Africa." has no basis in fact. Kenya for example:

Note the actual numbers in the Adventist and JWs versus the paltry mormon number.

Major Religious Groups Kenya
# Faith Congregations Active Members Adherents Percent Annual Growth
1 Protestant 0 0 11924597 38.00% 1.53%
2 Catholic 0 0 8786545 28.00% 1.53%
3 indigenous beliefs 0 0 8158935 26.00% 1.53%
4 Muslim 0 0 2196636 7.00% 1.53%
5 other 0 0 313805 1.00% 1.53%
6 Jehovah's Witnesses 280 15018 41861 0.13% 1.53%
7 Seventh-day Adventists 2398 573700 1147400 3.66% 19.00%
8 Latter-day Saints 31 2437 8124 0.026% 8.07%
Country religious adherents data courtesy of the World Factbook.LDS membership and unit data are derived from the LDS Church Almanac. Seventh-day Adventist statistics are from the Adventist yearbook statistical reports. Jehovah's Witness data are from the Jehovah's Witness yearly statistical report. Other data are from a variety of sources available upon request.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kenya
Official LDS Statistics
LDS Members: 8124
Missions: 1
Temples: 0
Stakes: 1
Districts: 1
Wards: 5
Branches: 26
Total Congregations: 31
Derived LDS Statistics
Approx. Active Members: 2437
Percentage of Members Attending Church Weekly: 30%
Average members per congregation: 262
Average active members per congregation: 78
LDS, as percent of population: 0.0258%
Active LDS, as percent of population: 0.0077%
LDS, as percentage of churchgoers: 0%
National population per LDS congregation: 1012274
Annual LDS Membership Growth Kenya
# Year Members Annual Growth
Rate
Wards Branches Units Unit Growth
Rate
Proportionality
Ratio
1 1990 300 0% 0 3 3 0% 0
2 1992 500 25% 0 3 3 0% 0
3 1994 1400 47.37% 0 11 11 57.14% 1.206
4 1996 2200 22.22% 0 14 14 12% 0.54
5 1998 2800 12% 0 13 13 -3.7% -0.308
6 2000 4039 18.12% 0 17 17 13.33% 0.735
7 2002 5508 15.39% 5 16 21 10.52% 0.683
8 2004 6285 6.59% 5 20 25 8.69% 1.318
9 2006 7340 7.74% 5 22 27 3.84% 0.496
10 2008 8124 5.07% 5 26 31 6.89% 1.358
LDS membership and unit data 1976-2000 from Mark Davies' WW-LDS

There is nothing to boast about in an average growth of 500 members in 16 years of which approximately 30% are active.


39 posted on 01/29/2013 8:14:03 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Thanks Mitt.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Romney and his clan have mucked up two freaking elctions for Republicans with their antics and craziness. While voter fraud was rampant there is more than enough blame to be placed at this guy’s feet. The faster and further we pull away from this clown the better of we’ll be.


40 posted on 01/29/2013 9:01:18 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Good lord, the word decent and Romney in the same sentence. The games that guy played screwed up two full election cycles.
41 posted on 01/29/2013 9:04:39 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22

Anything to screw Conservatives. That’s Willard.


42 posted on 01/29/2013 9:25:32 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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