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GOP hopeful said vote for Mitt Romney was vote for 'tyranny'
news-record.com ^ | 3/12/14

Posted on 03/12/2014 5:23:32 AM PDT by cotton1706

A year before launching his Republican U.S. Senate campaign, Greg Brannon urged people not to vote for the party’s presidential nominee, saying a vote for Mitt Romney would “advance tyranny.”

Brannon also said Romney and President Barack Obama, a Democrat, “despise the Constitution,” as he minimized the differences between the two major parties.

The comments came in a blog that Brannon co-wrote on the website of Founders’ Truth, a group he helped found.

The Cary physician is one of eight Republicans vying in a May 6 primary to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. In January he acknowledged not voting for Romney, his party’s last presidential nominee.

Brannon, 53, is standing by his statements.

“I’m a lifelong Republican who firmly believes that we will continue to lose elections if we don’t nominate candidates who will stand on principle,” he said in a statement. “Moderate Republicans have given us out-of-control spending, unsustainable debt and bigger government. Enough is enough.”

It was at a January forum in Winston-Salem that Brannon mentioned not voting for Romney, saying he had supported abortion rights. Romney once supported abortions but said as president he would sign legislation banning them. “You cannot ever waver on life,” Brannon said at the forum.

He used stronger language in the June 2012 post.

“Voters need to vote in light of the obvious truth that no substantial difference exists between Barack Hussein Obama and Willard ‘Mitt’ Romney,” he wrote. “Understanding and applying this simple truth is liberating.

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1 posted on 03/12/2014 5:23:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

One of the worst most liberal and stupid newspapers in the US.

Whether Brannon is the right man or not is not my point.

My point is the News Records is no place to go for facts.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 5:28:50 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: cotton1706

Big Brannon supporter here….but this is not my favorite statement of his. On one hand, it’s somewhat true…on the other hand, such statements ignore the fact that the alternative was even more tyranny sooner…..


3 posted on 03/12/2014 5:30:06 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: old curmudgeon

“My point is the News Records is no place to go for facts.”

I’m sure they put this in the paper to try to make Brannon look like a crazy nut. But he’s speaking the truth, and will probably increase his support.


4 posted on 03/12/2014 5:32:58 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Romney was not going to downsize the government, that’s one thing for sure.

He would have repealed and replaced Obamacare with his Obamacare-lite Romneycare.

Forcing people to buy health insurance is something that Obamacare and Romneycare in Massachusetts had in common.

That is a form of tryranny.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 5:33:51 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: cotton1706

Sounds like they’re trying to paint him as a ‘radical’.

“I’m a lifelong Republican who firmly believes that we will continue to lose elections if we don’t nominate candidates who will stand on principle,” he said in a statement. “Moderate Republicans have given us out-of-control spending, unsustainable debt and bigger government. Enough is enough.”

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No problem with that particular statement. Obviously, this truth hurts. Romney was/is definitely part of the GOPe scene & they have complicity in this country’s current issues, fiscal and otherwise.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I think I’d be much happier with Mitt’s tyrrany than Baraq Hussein Obama / Barry Sotero / Barry Shabazz’s. At least one is a real American citizen who’s not chumming it up with guys who cut off people’s heads or blow them to pieces. And at least I know Mitt Romney’s real name. How people can stand by the traitor after everything he’s done is beyond me unless they are truly blind and retarded.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 5:39:39 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Qiviut

Here is the playbook of the Republican Establishment.

Smear, Smear, Smear.

Destroy the Conservative to elect a candidate who will expand government and support the Democratic agenda.

Dr. Brannon is a great candidate and will make a great Senator.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 5:40:27 AM PDT by Oak Grove (H)
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To: jsanders2001

But I ‘get’ what Brannon is saying. More of the same, just a different name.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 5:41:49 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: cotton1706

As much as I didn’t want Romney to be our nominee (I was a Gingrich supporter) in no way could I ever be made to believe that Romney would “advance tyranny” or that he “despised the Constitution.”

I would consider any politician who made stupid statements such as this a nutcase who didn’t deserve my support.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 5:43:40 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: cotton1706
a vote for Mitt Romney would “advance tyranny.”

Well, I voted for Romney and tyranny certainly has advanced since then.

I guess he was right.

11 posted on 03/12/2014 5:47:32 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

My parents also said in 1964 that IF you voted for Goldwater we would go to Vietnam!~ Well, they both voted for Goldwater and we DID keep going to Vietnam.

Same thing.

PS: great win for David Jolly - now...... will the GOPe back him?


12 posted on 03/12/2014 6:00:08 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: cotton1706

Romney once supported abortions but said as president he would sign legislation banning them.
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Do I really have to hunt up a LOL cat ???

wait this is about Willard...

I will..

In 1994 during the US Senate debate when he made Teddy K look like a Conservative, Willard said

“I sustain Roe V Wade it is the law of the land. I will never do anything to change Roe V Wade. I support a woman’s right to an abortion.”

and he said the same in 2002 adding that he would override parental authority and have judges allow underage girls to kill their unborn babies..

Meanwhile Nana will do an Aarnold ...

I’ll be back... with that pic of the cat..


13 posted on 03/12/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

I live in MA. Unfortunately I know all about Mitt Romney!


14 posted on 03/12/2014 6:05:36 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Romney once supported abortions but said as president he would sign legislation banning them

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15 posted on 03/12/2014 6:06:50 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Nextrush; All

Well said.

Note that the GOP-e has picked up Romney’s “Torch of Tyranny” and is happily working on their own version of Federal Medical Inurance.

Will the TEA Party Reps. in the US House rise up and replace Boehner and abolish his RINOcare replacement of Obamacare?

Romney is hoping that Boehner’s RINOcare prevails - - - - .

BTW, why are so many RINOs so determined to continue the financial destruction of America by advocating Federal RINOcare?

FORWARD !


16 posted on 03/12/2014 6:07:17 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

In 1964 we were already in Vietnam..


17 posted on 03/12/2014 6:07:48 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: jsanders2001

18 posted on 03/12/2014 6:10:32 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Republican U.S. Senate campaign, Greg Brannon urged people not to vote for the party’s presidential nominee, saying a vote for Mitt Romney would “advance tyranny.”........

Well, it’s pretty obvious which side of the aisle that ass hat came from. At least if Romney had won, we would have been rid of odumbo by now and MAYBE facing other issues than “train wrecks”.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 6:29:36 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: cotton1706

Brannon, “I’m a lifelong Republican who firmly believes that we will continue to lose elections if we don’t nominate candidates who will stand on principle,”
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No, Brannon, “we will continue to lose elections if we don’t nominate candidates who (live a life of) principles”

that was the problem with Willard..

hes unprincipled...

hes been that way for 40+ years..


20 posted on 03/12/2014 6:30:30 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706

So did a lot of us...


21 posted on 03/12/2014 6:31:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Progov

you hang on tight to your MAYBE

its Willard youre talking about..

He could care less..


22 posted on 03/12/2014 6:32:12 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706

Hmm...an admitted Republican who voted for 0bama.

However, it’s quite nice of him to accept all due blame for saddling America with four more years of Mr. “I have a pen and I have a phone”, our tsarist fundraiser-in-chief.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 6:35:39 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: cotton1706

What do you know—a Republican candidate that doesn’t parse words on his commitment to freedom and the constitution. That does make some uncomfortable. But it makes me even more willing to support Brannon.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 6:37:26 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

So slow tyranny is better than fast?

I say let it come, naked and swift. So all can see it for what it is. Let it not be layered on slowly, ‘boiling the frog’.

I did not, vote for Romney here in TN. Virgil Goode got my vote. If McCain and Romney are the best the GOP can field, they are dead to me.

Give me a conservative, not a Democrat in a Republican hat.


25 posted on 03/12/2014 6:38:28 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: MNnice

Believing that Romney care is suitable for the nation SHOWS spite for the Constitution.


26 posted on 03/12/2014 6:39:35 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: Progov

Let me fix that for you.

“At least if Romney had won, we’d have Romneycare instead of Obamacare. And Romneycare just SOUNDS better doesnt it? And MAYBE facing other issues that would be portrayed as train wrecks by the media so they could hang them on a Republican for blame.”

With EITHER candidate, the train wrecks were coming. I voted Virgil Goode here in TN. If there is to be a train wreck, let it hang on a Liberal.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 6:44:44 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: Progov

Ya know, I don’t expect Romney to run again or to be the Republican nominee in 2016.

But if he were to be, here on FR there would again be a furious effort to get Hillary elected, just the same as they did for 0bama in 2012.

It was really rather sickening to see so many “conservatives” work so hard for 0bama.


28 posted on 03/12/2014 6:45:44 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: cotton1706
People just have to look at the rino's in power who are letting tyranny run right over us to understand exactly what a wasted opportunity Romney was.

Romney would have done nothing good for our freedoms. He is nothing but Obama on a slower course. Look at his freaking record. Disgusting.

Anybody who says Romney was the lesser of two evils has his head so far in the sand that it is not coming out.

29 posted on 03/12/2014 6:47:59 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: citizen
It was really rather sickening to see so many “conservatives” work so hard for 0bama.

It really is sickening to see the GOP become Obama's party.

30 posted on 03/12/2014 6:49:56 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: cotton1706

Romney signed his state’s assault weapons ban. He was in favor of abortion rights and homosexual perversion. Romney, Obama, there’s not much difference. A liberal is still a liberal.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 6:52:05 AM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: cotton1706
Greg Brannon urged people not to vote for the party’s presidential nominee, saying a vote for Mitt Romney would “advance tyranny.”

Where do I send the check?

32 posted on 03/12/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: MNnice
I would consider any politician who made stupid statements such as this a nutcase who didn’t deserve my support.

Agree.

33 posted on 03/12/2014 7:01:58 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: citizen

Actually, it was antiConstitutional Romney who
supported Obama. Romney was a loser, protected
not by his brain, but by his WIFE.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 7:05:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

In 1964 we were already in VietNam. The first Medal of Honor was given for action on July 6, 1964.


35 posted on 03/12/2014 7:06:51 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: MNnice
...Romney would “advance tyranny” or that he “despised the Constitution.”

Not going to defend Romney--those days are over and if he runs again I will oppose him completely, but....

Your above quote is what I have heard/hear from a majority of FReepers over the past few years. In fact, far worse things have been posted, along with the smiling car salesman Romney with the gold tooth, the laughing out loud Romney signing legislation with Ted Kennedy pictures, etc., etc.

Heck, I was called upon to be banned when I said what you said (I would consider any politician...) I said we should hold our nose and vote for him, as it was still better than Obama. That one got me labeled a Romney-Lover and anti-American.

Bannon was/is mild compared to them!

36 posted on 03/12/2014 7:10:52 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Tennessee Nana

You are correct, we were there. LBJ escalated it. I remember my Democrat aunt voted for LBJ based on her son being in the army and she didn’t want Goldwater to “go to war”. Those were totally disgusting times, the 60’s. Between the Bill Ayers, the hippies, the “peace” movement, the protests it was awful, IMHO.

Then add in the deaths of JFK, Bobby in June of 68, Martin Luther King in April 68, Kent State in 70 etc.

Sad times, but you are correct.


37 posted on 03/12/2014 7:24:32 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: RoadGumby

you’re saying that stage four cancer is preferable to stage one. I say that’s idiotic.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 7:29:01 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Nextrush
He would have repealed and replaced Obamacare with his Obamacare-lite Romneycare.

He would not have downsized the government, you are right about that. The above statement however is nonsensical and demonstrates you have no understanding of the difference between a state program and a Federal program. But you are enjoying the mental m-st-rbation of post facto Romney bashing, and I'd hate to get in the way of your mess….so have at it.

39 posted on 03/12/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706

Lets be honest. 1/3 of Freepers vowed not to vote for Romney, and didnt’. I mean, I did vote for the guy, but after the crap that followed, I refuse to vote for Jeb or Krispy in 2016.

When it comes to Brannon, I’m more concerned with how he’s going to vote in the senate and what is clear is that on EVERY big stand we took last year, he would have been there alongside our guys. Tillis would have been scheming with Mitch.


40 posted on 03/12/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

Lets be honest. 1/3 of Freepers vowed not to vote for Romney, and didnt’. I mean, I did vote for the guy, but after the crap that followed, I refuse to vote for Jeb or Krispy in 2016.

When it comes to Brannon, I’m more concerned with how he’s going to vote in the senate and what is clear is that on EVERY big stand we took last year, he would have been there alongside our guys. Tillis would have been scheming with Mitch.


41 posted on 03/12/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tennessee Nana

Bingo. Fraud then. Fraud now. Fraud tomorrow.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 7:44:53 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (If you can read this, you are part of the resistance. Or some scum sucking kapo.)
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To: Viennacon

“When it comes to Brannon, I’m more concerned with how he’s going to vote in the senate and what is clear is that on EVERY big stand we took last year, he would have been there alongside our guys. Tillis would have been scheming with Mitch.”

That’s exactly right. We not only have to get more republicans in the senate, and especially more conservatives, but also conservatives who WILL NOT vote for McConnell (or Cornyn or Alexander for that matter) for leader (should he be reelected).


43 posted on 03/12/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: C. Edmund Wright

And you are saying Republican socialism is better than Democrat socialism. Cuz we know THEY are bad and the Pubbies are for US. That too can be characterized as Idiotic.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 7:46:43 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: citizen
Your line of reasoning is no longer effective. Romney would have moved the political football toward the progressive goal post. I will only vote for candidates with a record of moving the ball toward the conservative goalpost.

Sarah Palin has such a record. Newt Gingrich has that record. If those remaining in the democrat lite want to win elections, they must field better candidates.

There was ample warning both on FR and other news outlets that conservatives would not vote for a man who ran to the left of Ted Kennedy. Democrats voting in open primary states stuffed the northeast progressive down our throats, over vociferous complaints.

45 posted on 03/12/2014 7:48:04 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: cotton1706

McConnell has stated plainly he intends to crush conservatives, that they ‘wont have a nominee in a single race’. Here’s a chance to slug Mitch in the face.


46 posted on 03/12/2014 7:49:16 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706
This guy is the real deal. He was my OB-GYN when I lived in Raleigh.

I walked into his office and I saw a copy of Liberal Fascism sitting behind his desk. I knew then, I was in good hands.

Anyhow, I can't say enough good things about him. If you are in Raleigh--you should crawl over broken glass to vote for this man.

47 posted on 03/12/2014 8:48:09 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: cotton1706

So what’s the problem? Is telling the truth somehow wrong?

Welcome to Acirema. Is your flag upside down yet? Why not?


48 posted on 03/12/2014 9:02:23 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: cotton1706
A year before launching his Republican U.S. Senate campaign, Greg Brannon urged people not to vote for the party’s presidential nominee, saying a vote for Mitt Romney would “advance tyranny.”

Because Barack Obama is such a Pro-Liberty, small government, principled Jeffersonian statesman.

49 posted on 03/12/2014 9:52:00 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I had planned on supporting Brannon but the more I read about and hear statements like these, the more I am looking around for a better choice.


50 posted on 03/12/2014 10:10:24 AM PDT by Vinnie
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