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Mitt Romney: A Severe Conservative Who Just Won’t Go Away
redstate.com ^ | 5/9/14 | Daniel Horowitz

Posted on 05/09/2014 8:28:56 AM PDT by cotton1706

When conservative candidates lose their bid for elected office, they tend to fade away from public life and are never heard from again. But for Rockefeller Republicans, losing an election is evidently a resume enhancer for them to continue advising and interfering with Republican politics and policy.

Mitt Romney ran as a “severely” conservative Republican in the primary. He pulverized his opponents with an expensive negative ad campaign and won the nomination. Then, as is the case with most moderate Republicans, his truculent attitude in the primary transformed into one of ineptitude and submissiveness in the face of an aggressive Democrat opponent.

Not only did he lose the election to Obama, his status as the grandfather of government-run healthcare completely took the issue of Obamacare off the table for two years – until Senator Ted Cruz and other conservatives were able to bring the issue back to the forefront of political discourse.

Many of us thought Romney would recede back into private life and enjoy his affluent retirement lifestyle and his close-knit family. Instead, he has slowly crawled his way back into public life and is trying to become the kingmaker of the Republican Party. A one-term governor of a liberal state with a moderate record, Romney has never fought and bled for the conservative cause. He has never accomplished anything to earn him the right to play the role of elder statesman in the party.

He has endorsed one liberal candidate after another, most appallingly, in ads for Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) misleading primary voters about his record.

Now he is venturing into policy positions as well. As Democrats face impending disaster this November, and for once, Republicans actually remained united against Obama’s effort to demagogue with minimum wage mandates, Romney is calling on Republicans to support Obama:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; romney

1 posted on 05/09/2014 8:28:56 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

“Severe” in this case means faux.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: cotton1706

I’M glad I read the article instead of letting the title turn me off.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 8:32:13 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: cotton1706

A far left pro abort, pro homosexual, pro amnesty, dip who implemented socialized medicine before Obama implemented it.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 8:32:18 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: cotton1706

Mitt wants to run again in 2016. Don’t be shocked if he tries it.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 8:33:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"Mitt wants to run again in 2016"

As a democrat?

6 posted on 05/09/2014 8:34:04 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Yeah. And don’t be shocked if he gets the nomination.

It’s that crazy.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 8:36:31 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: cotton1706
Mitt Romney ran as a “severely” conservative Republican

I would say that he ran as a 'severely' hampered conservative Republican that looked an awful lot like a Democrat.

8 posted on 05/09/2014 8:41:07 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: MrEdd

Such a perfect analysis of the puppet person the Leftists control, as much as a Jeb Bush, for the Dialectic Materialism—to march us right into the NWO. We need to get people who stand on character and the principles of Objective Truth, and Natural Rights from God-—never the State. We need people who really understand the Constitution and who will defend its principles.....Romney never will.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 8:45:41 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: anoldafvet

My thoughts exactly.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 8:48:11 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: cotton1706

Bishop Romney is entitled.

To win the primaries and lose the elections.

Again and again and again and again. . . .


11 posted on 05/09/2014 8:49:26 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cotton1706

mcromney is a socialist..

his record speaks for itself


12 posted on 05/09/2014 8:51:23 AM PDT by joe fonebone (a socialist is just a juvenile communist)
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To: cotton1706

Severely LACKING...............


13 posted on 05/09/2014 8:53:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: cotton1706

Romney Conservative? LOL


14 posted on 05/09/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: cotton1706
Let's not forget the Limbaugh (golfbag) Romney comment.

Limbaugh: Maybe The Conservative Alternative To Romney Is ... Romney

15 posted on 05/09/2014 8:54:20 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: cotton1706

There are a lot of “Severe Conservatives”, elected and not that just won’t go away!!


16 posted on 05/09/2014 8:58:38 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cotton1706
It's a misprint in the title, should read:

Mitt Romney: A SeveredConservative Who Just Won’t Go Away

He like McLame,Boner,McConartist and others have severed themselves from Conservatives but JUST WON'T GO AWAY!

17 posted on 05/09/2014 9:03:10 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Mitt wants to run again in 2016. Don’t be shocked if he tries it.

Just like McCain did back in 2008, Romney in 2012 ran a weak and half-hearted general election campaign. There was no drive, no fire.

And yet I'm not surprised that he wants to try again.

18 posted on 05/09/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: cotton1706

Forgot the barf alert ?BS alert tag
Mitt is not a conservative, never has been.
Gun ban to Mass, gay marriage, activist gay judges, and Romneycare, that’s what he brought to Massachusetts.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 9:16:34 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Mastador1

Mitt’s father, George Romney, gov of Michigan way back when, was one of the original RINOs who stabbed Goldwater in the back in 1964. Rockefeller, Scranton and Romney. They came self-righteously out of left field and managed to make conservatism look like a miserable failure until Reagan woke everybody up. I will never forget the harm they caused our country.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 9:31:32 AM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: cotton1706

RINO Republicans: like dead raccoons hidden deeply under the porch, they continue to stink long after they have made a mess of things.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 9:33:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Mitt wants to run again in 2016. Don’t be shocked if he tries it.

***************

I think the only question is whether or not they first run Bush 2.5, a/k/a ‘Jeb’
(”Jeb” is so warm and fuzzy; like “Homeland Security”).

If Bush 2.5 can’t generate enough steam for a credible loss to Hillary Bin’ghazi, the nomenklatura will run Willard.

That is my take anyway. Willard -wants- to for sure. We’ll see.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 9:33:49 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: fishtank

I remember it well. That is pretty much when I quit listening to any of these puppet show barkers.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 9:36:33 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I totally missed that there was second, more severely-conservative candidate with the same name as Mitt Romney...who else can he be talking about?


24 posted on 05/09/2014 9:56:32 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: savagesusie

States Calling For Secession Was A Protest Tactic That Has Nothing to do with “race” Gets Blown Off

The leadership of the so called political opposition (Republican) will wonder why as they lose a crucial election because of their inability to stand on principles.Let alone demonstrate they are politically dysfunctional, unwilling to work with or even recognize legitimate concerns from what they call the tea party but in reality are the Reagan voters of 2014 and unable to congeal into a unified working political unit. They did not learn from 2012 and continue to blow off 2014. (snip)

from http://www.theusmat.com/


25 posted on 05/09/2014 10:41:36 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Psalm 144

Yes they say if Jeb does not run Mitt likely will.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 3:41:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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