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At Romney Retreat, Republicans Search for Focus
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/us/politics/at-a-romney-retreat-republicans-seek-a-way-forward.html?hpw&rref=us&_r=0 ^ | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Posted on 06/14/2014 2:58:31 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

The official topic of the conference, emblazoned on materials handed out to guests gathered here at a luxury Norwegian-inspired resort, was “The Future of American Leadership.”

But the unofficial theme was made clear not long into breakfast on Friday, when a guest asked Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky the question on everyone’s mind: Is Hillary beatable?(SNIP) “This is the place where, I believe, the future of the party is really going to come out of,” said Anthony Scaramucci, a New York hedge fund manager and former Romney fund-raising bundler. “This is the Republican Party’s Bell Labs. This is our R & D division.”

The weekend drew dozens of such men and women, most of them veterans of Mr. Romney’s formidable presidential finance team, which raised more money than any other in Republican history. (SNIP) A case in point: Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, who is increasingly the preferred candidate of Romney veterans, could not attend because the Utah event conflicted with a gala in Miami for his education foundation.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cantor; love; mia; romney; romneycare; romneycare4ever; romneycare4you; romneycarelives

1 posted on 06/14/2014 2:58:31 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

looking for love in all the wrong places.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 3:00:15 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Servants of the Oligarchy Search for Focus


3 posted on 06/14/2014 3:01:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I know, how about addressing the decimation of the middle-class instead of amnesty and how much money they can get from corporate donors.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 3:03:16 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Romney has more than hinted he is in control ... and running again.

"Mitt Romney says he’s not running but criticizes Clinton like a candidate"

5 posted on 06/14/2014 3:03:47 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

How ‘bout they focus on restoring the Constitution, dismantling the leviathan state, enforcing our borders, deporting the illegals and protecting our national security?


6 posted on 06/14/2014 3:04:58 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Electric Loser Land.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 3:06:30 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Focus? No, you are not gonna focus, Bishop Willard.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

What’s with this whole “Can Hillary be beaten?” stuff as if she is some unstoppable force? She is a goober and always has been.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 3:08:47 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The article is a Who’s Who of Republicans for whom I won’t vote. The heart of Democrat-lite meeting to discuss how to become more like the other side of the aisle.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 3:11:13 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

‘To illustrate the party’s difficulties, Ms. Navarro talked about the blowback faced by Senator Rob Portman of Ohio when he announced last year that his son, who is gay, had persuaded him to drop his opposition to same-sex marriage.

“How can we be the party of family unity when we attack Rob Portman for supporting his son?” Ms. Navarro asked.’

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Big surprise. Rectum ripping family values, with yoga and cocktails.

This party is not just dead it is carrion.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 3:13:37 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Diogenesis

I think MItt really believes if he runs again he can win. I hope not but I think he may try it.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 3:13:46 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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To: Psalm 144
This party is not just dead it is carrion.

It's Donkey Scat.

13 posted on 06/14/2014 3:17:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Truth be known the real focus of this exercise is how to destroy the tea party and keep GOP(e) in perpetual motion.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 3:17:43 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Backstabber Romney will have his bastard surrogates
attack every conservative AS HE DID IN 2008 and 2012.
(and earlier, eg. vs. Sen Thompson).

Romney is the reason Obama is in power x2.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 3:17:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
"the question on everyone’s mind: Is Hillary beatable?"

Stupid question. She's been beaten already....eight years ago.....by a freshman senator. All we have to do is follow the same formula and nominate Ted Cruz. (But I'll bet that never occurs to the Willard-Wonks...)

16 posted on 06/14/2014 3:18:41 PM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

He will run, IMO.

The rules changes set in place for 2016 were backup insurance if he failed in 2012, which of course he did.

Regardless, those changes will make certain the appointment of some establishment dead soul in a gray suit as the GOP nominee in 2016.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 3:18:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Diogenesis

If Willard had attacked Obama with the same fervor he attacked Newt he would be President now.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 3:22:48 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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To: Psalm 144
Focus? No, you are not gonna focus, Bishop Willard.

I'll see your entendre and double it!

19 posted on 06/14/2014 3:24:49 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

That’s just part of the tpoi8c of the conference...

the full title was “The Future of American Leadership is not Here Amongst us RINOs”.”


20 posted on 06/14/2014 3:29:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Georgia Girl 2

He should run as a Democrat.

It would be his only chance to ever sit in the Oval Office.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 3:30:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Good man.
He’s just in the wroing party, is all.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 3:37:34 PM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE; mowhommod was a MOLESTER CRIMINAL; sharia is POISON.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

It won’t matter because they will cheat....again.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 3:42:41 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Mitts place didn’t give mitt focus...


24 posted on 06/14/2014 3:46:41 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: Diogenesis
"Mitt Romney says he's not running but he attacks Clinton like a candidate."

Mitt must have confused Hillary for a conservative.

25 posted on 06/14/2014 3:53:56 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: Flintlock

He is in the Great Hair Party.

I’m sure there was nothing but Great Hair at this conference.


26 posted on 06/14/2014 3:54:06 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Mitt, Republicans and Focus in the same sentence.

I’m sure we could come up with more three-word absurdities.

Cubs, Sweep, Series.
Hillary, Bikini, Thong.
Detroit, Growth, Prosperity.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 4:10:25 PM PDT by lurk
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

There aren’t enough hedge fund managers in the country to win an election, you big dummy.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 4:28:28 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

NYT and PMSNBC promoting Losers again.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 4:34:52 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: BenLurkin

You left out the “h” in “sit.”


30 posted on 06/14/2014 5:17:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
What’s with this whole “Can Hillary be beaten?” stuff as if she is some unstoppable force? She is a goober and always has been.

It's "lowest common denominator" marketing stuff.

It's assuming that we think Hillary is that "popular," couldn't be beaten, that we're dumb enough to buy it. It's once AGAIN presenting itself as way to vote "against" such a terrible thing as Hillary, never mind what you're voting for.

If Romney is a Republican, I have no business in the Republican party.

For certain sure I have no business voting for collectivist leftists such as Romney, no matter what party they're in.

31 posted on 06/14/2014 5:21:37 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
What’s with this whole “Can Hillary be beaten?” stuff as if she is some unstoppable force? She is a goober and always has been.

Well as the ugly woman candidate they think that if a Republican dares to criticize her they can label him as a sexist.

32 posted on 06/14/2014 5:50:53 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

A uniparty circle jerk session.


33 posted on 06/14/2014 6:06:05 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Focus? No, you’re looking for a new shade of lipstick to put on the pig. Go home. Meet with real people for a change. That would give you focus! You won’t find them at $$$ retreats, or Country Clubs nor most RP state groups.


34 posted on 06/14/2014 6:07:53 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The focus of the party needs to be gaining control of Congress next year.

Instead, they’re holding another glorified beauty contest for potential Presidential candidates.


35 posted on 06/14/2014 6:17:07 PM PDT by Bratch
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