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MITT MIFFS W ON BORDERS (Bush exasperated with Romney's hard-line immigration stance)
NY POST ^ | February 2, 2008 | Robert Novak

Posted on 02/02/2008 12:44:12 PM PST by Liz

President Bush has maintained neutrality but privately expresses exasperation with Romney's hard-line stance on immigration......Bush is upset Romney changed his position at the expense of the president's immigration reform. Bush and McCain are not close, but he's grateful for McCain's support on Iraq and immigration.

Florida Gov. Crist's unexpected late endorsement, which helped propel McCain to victory, was an unpleasant surprise to state Republican leaders. Crist had said he was not making an endorsement after shunning Giuliani's courtship and suggested that they also stay neutral. His support for McCain irked Republican activists who generally would have preferred former Romney. Romney carried heavily Republican Collier and Lee counties in SW Florida by substantial margins.....voters McCain will have to win over if nominated.

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To: nicmarlo

101 posted on 02/02/2008 2:34:48 PM PST by VU4G10 (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: Liz

If anyone doesn’t think the calling isn’t important between now and Tuesday, read this exchange:

To: Matchett-PI

I have been calling for Romney all day. It’s amazing that there are still so many that are undecided between Mitt and McCain. Most of my undecideds said they would look at Romney again. One person from Teller County Colorado was telling me that she had no idea as to where to go on Tuesday, and no one she knew did either. What is going on out there? She wants input into the upcoming election, but nothing was sent to the voters in her area. This is unreal.

22 posted on 02/02/2008 2:04:50 PM EST by adc (Rush ‘08)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/gop/1963648/posts?page=22#22

To All:

We have three days to stop McCain and if you want to help us you don’t even have to leave your house.

The calls you make that connect you to voters could put Mitt over the top, they could mean the difference in determining our next president. Please join us during all or some of the times we have set aside by emailing “I want to win” to CallatHome@MittRomney.com.

Pass this info on to as many people as possible.

McCain must be stopped! bttt

14 posted on 02/02/2008 9:14:09 AM EST by Matchett-PI
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/gop/1963648/posts?page=14#14


102 posted on 02/02/2008 2:37:55 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Thompson needs to come out for Romney NOW or face our wrath!!!)
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To: Liz
President Bush ... privately expresses exasperation with Romney's hard-line stance on [illegal] immigration ...

That's the best endorsement Romney could hope to get. All the other leading candidates support open borders.

Romney agrees with 80% of US citizens on the border issue.

103 posted on 02/02/2008 2:38:37 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: VU4G10

Sickening.


104 posted on 02/02/2008 2:39:22 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: org.whodat
"McCain Republicans" Texas Governor Rick Perry and US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson are hindering effort to build our Texas fence.

I'm very disappointed in those two. John Cornyn is still holding fast for us.

105 posted on 02/02/2008 2:39:24 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Liz

I’m perplexed. Is this bush’s way of boosting Romney, or is he really so clueless about the base?


106 posted on 02/02/2008 2:39:29 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: big'ol_freeper
hope is not a plan

Yeah.....zat's troo.

'Bout all we got at this point, though.

107 posted on 02/02/2008 2:40:53 PM PST by Regulator
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To: nicmarlo

Look at the ‘sheeple’. See what they want. Dress accordingly. (We can always change the outfit, tomorrow.)


108 posted on 02/02/2008 2:41:58 PM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

The emperor has no clothes but they claim he’s has on royal dressings, foflol!


109 posted on 02/02/2008 2:43:08 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: big'ol_freeper

Just wanted to say, I’m STILL with Fred, too!

STAND STRONG!!!!!!!


110 posted on 02/02/2008 2:46:46 PM PST by RightWingVegetarian
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To: calcowgirl
No candidate is good on immigration. McCain ranks at the bottom. I put Huckabee as next worse.

I agree with your first and second sentences, completely. I'm uncertain as to your last sentence....I'm not sure where to rank Huckabee (yet).

111 posted on 02/02/2008 2:47:24 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: big'ol_freeper

I have looked at his record and his platform, and what you say about him is false. So, who is your candidate?


112 posted on 02/02/2008 2:47:59 PM PST by RichRepublican (Good fences make good neighbors.)
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To: nicmarlo

I’m sorry you have decided to throw your vote away for a loser.


113 posted on 02/02/2008 2:50:14 PM PST by RichRepublican (Good fences make good neighbors.)
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To: Liz

Does anybody still care what bush has to say on any domestic issue? I heard his “statement” Friday at the Hallmark plant, and he sounded retarded or something—almost a dead ringer for the old Will Farrell parody. What an embarrassment he has become.


114 posted on 02/02/2008 2:52:38 PM PST by montag813
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To: RichRepublican

I don’t see Ron Paul as a loser.

The loser is America because the GOP keeps sending out and supporting RINOs, and those who claim to be conservative keep voting RINO and spouting the “lesser of two evils” mantra.


115 posted on 02/02/2008 2:52:53 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: RichRepublican
If you can look at his record and not see liberalism then I have to assume that as far as your guiding principles go, you are lost in the wilderness.

As to "my candidate", in the general election I will always vote, first of all, for the candidate that is most pro-life since all liberty derives from the right to life given by the Author of Life. Secondly, the most conservative candidate. In the primaries I will always vote for a conservative because I reject liberalism and moderate-ism. I am not interested in being on the winning side. I am interested in being on the right side. After all, if I wished to be on the winning side in our culture I would have to be anti-Christian and a culture of death supporter.

When the Maryland primary rolls around I will vote for either Fred Thompson or Alan Keyes.


116 posted on 02/02/2008 3:02:02 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: ncalburt

Luke.10[22] All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

Daddy was no Conservative and loved China as W loves Mexico.


117 posted on 02/02/2008 3:05:19 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We have become an oligarchy not a Republic.)
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To: Mamzelle
Is this bush’s way of boosting Romney, or is he really so clueless about the base?

LOL---good question. My guess is he's still stuck on stupid---oops, I mean amnesty.

118 posted on 02/02/2008 3:12:10 PM PST by Liz (I spent $60 million and got one lousy delegate. Rudy Giuliani)
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To: Liz; sweetiepiezer; vince2285; La Enchiladita; nmh; USF; Fred Nerks; keepitreal
Florida Gov. Crist's unexpected late endorsement, which helped propel McCain to victory, was an unpleasant surprise to state Republican leaders. Crist had said he was not making an endorsement after shunning Giuliani's courtship and suggested that they also stay neutral. His support for McCain irked Republican activists who generally would have preferred former Romney. Romney carried heavily Republican Collier and Lee counties in SW Florida by substantial margins...

Well, dirty tricks, lies and deceit from the Crist/McCAin camp...why does this NOT surprise me one bit. McCAin is a clone of the Clintons......

119 posted on 02/02/2008 3:22:42 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: nicmarlo

You really need to face reality. What will you do in the general election?


120 posted on 02/02/2008 3:24:08 PM PST by RichRepublican (Good fences make good neighbors.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

What will you do after the primaries? Throw away your vote by writing someone in?


121 posted on 02/02/2008 3:26:11 PM PST by RichRepublican (Good fences make good neighbors.)
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To: RichRepublican
No vote is ever thrown away, because, like I said, if you are a person with guiding principles and convictions it's more important to be on the right side than the winning side. But I won't make the choice of who I will vote for until November 2008.

122 posted on 02/02/2008 3:31:21 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Here’s a question for you

If abortion is morally wrong, shouldn’t it be discouraged.......................?

“Liberal morality is almost totally in the abstract, but not entirely. On one hand, it is amenable to many different “interpretations”, while, on the other hand, it is perfectly clear on the right to be born.

This form of “clarity” exposes the most uncaring amongst us, and is our national shame”.......James Christopher Hall (The Humanity Savers)


123 posted on 02/02/2008 3:32:41 PM PST by Grateful One
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To: big'ol_freeper

“No vote is ever thrown away” Unfortunately, yes it is. You can follow your principles right down the road to McCain. Thus, throwing America away.


124 posted on 02/02/2008 3:39:52 PM PST by RichRepublican (Good fences make good neighbors.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Does anyone want to vote for this kind of straight talk ?

John McShame answering a voter's question


125 posted on 02/02/2008 3:42:17 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redheemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: RichRepublican
There is absolutely no difference between Romney and McCain except that McCain won't lie about his position, whereas Mitt will saying, do, or promise anything to get elected and then screw you. Either way you are screwed.

126 posted on 02/02/2008 3:43:24 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: RichRepublican
What will you do in the general election?

Vote for a conservative, even if it's a write in. Period.

127 posted on 02/02/2008 3:48:26 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: big'ol_freeper

Maybe not with McCain- In our present situation I think
the only job the prez should mainly do is deliver dead
terrorists, which which McCain will do, and social issues
must be solved by congress. Well to do that we must
get back congress to GOP. And McCain appeal to
moderates, independents, and Clinton hating dens will
get him in. And the coat tail effect of these folks
comong to vote for him will get a few reversals from
what happened in 06 and we get a GOP Majority.
I say for us all issue conservatives, He can be HilBIl
and get a change in Congress if we don’t pout and go
home, but work with our moderate brethren of which
ther eare a lot of them. Ed Bubel.


128 posted on 02/02/2008 4:03:41 PM PST by hubel458
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To: big'ol_freeper

Fred Thompson changed his position on the only question that really mattered — actually running for President.

He WAS running, and now he is NOT running. If you won’t honor him for his choice, you should reject him for flip-flopping......


129 posted on 02/02/2008 4:05:37 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
That's pretty weak...especially for you.

130 posted on 02/02/2008 4:06:49 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: oldbill

“McCain stands up and tells middle class Americans that their lost jobs aren’t coming back and suck it up.

I’m looking forward to telling a defeated McCain that his job ain’t coming back and he should suck it up.”

You made my day, oldbill.....really did.


131 posted on 02/02/2008 4:08:38 PM PST by Islander2
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To: big'ol_freeper

I wanted Fred also, but to go on
forward, no looking back, we must win both WH
and Congress, And McCain has a pull with moderates
and independents that HilBill doesn’t. And the same
moderates and indies won’t vote Romney. Ed Hubel


132 posted on 02/02/2008 4:12:50 PM PST by hubel458
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To: Tennessee Nana
Gee, how come BUSH is “miffed” at Mitt for NOT supporting him on immigration?

Who’s Bush embracing?

McPain.

Huck has no chance so he is ignorable. He’s just a petty little man with no class at all.

133 posted on 02/02/2008 4:26:00 PM PST by nmh (Mike Huckabee the "religious" humanist that pushes socialism! (Clinton/Carter combo))
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To: big'ol_freeper

“There is absolutely no difference between Romney and McCain except that McCain won’t lie about his position”

What a crock. I hope you did watch the debate the other night when he sure as hell did.
By the way thanks for your 20+ years in the Army. I too was in the Army and got out in 1957.
Throwing a vote away in the primary will assure us that McCain will be on the ballot for the Repubs.....against Hillary or Obama.


134 posted on 02/02/2008 4:28:48 PM PST by Islander2
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To: Islander2
I could care less about what they say at a debate. Like Rush Limbaugh says, if you want to know how they will govern look at their records, and McCain is no more liberal than Romney and might be a part less liberal. Both of them suck and I'd rather piss on em before vote for em.

135 posted on 02/02/2008 4:31:31 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Bush should resign. He is too tired. He needs to go back to Crawford and let Dick Cheney fill out the remainder of this term. At least they could avoid ending it on a RINO note.

Totally disgusted.

Ashamed of having supported this "W" as a lesser of two evils, when there was in fact a Conservative Independent choice on my ballot at that time. No more "lesser of two evils"!!

136 posted on 02/02/2008 4:35:32 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Enough has been said already. The 2008 GOP RINO takeover is complete. It is what it is.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

my point is that if he was still running, you should vote for him.

If he says “I’m out”, it isn’t honoring to vote for him.

Why not pick the strongest conservative you can think of, and vote for them? Surely that’s not Fred Thompson, right? There must be SOME conservative out there who has a 99% conservative rating or something.

Why not Duncan Hunter? Oh forget that, he also dropped out.

My point is that when you are voting for a candidate who is running, that’s a statement.

if your candidate isn’t running, then picking THAT candidate over some other person who isn’t running doesn’t make a statement.

Why not write in “Ronald Reagan”?


137 posted on 02/02/2008 4:40:28 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Alan Keyes is still in the race. I said I would vote for either Fred or Ambassador Keyes.

138 posted on 02/02/2008 4:48:16 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Jorge y Juan. Hermanos para siempre.


139 posted on 02/02/2008 4:54:15 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Liz
Florida Gov. Crist's unexpected late endorsement, which helped propel McCain to victory, was an unpleasant surprise to state Republican leaders.

Oh was it? Well did anyone of them flipping SPEAK UP?

140 posted on 02/02/2008 4:56:04 PM PST by Glenmerle
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To: Liz

Bush-McLame-— a lousy pro-illegal combo!


141 posted on 02/02/2008 4:56:18 PM PST by Paulus Invictus
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To: Liz

Bush’s disastrous presidency has almost destroyed the conservative movement. McCain would take the worst qualities of Bush and double them. The fact that Bush doesn’t like Romney is a plus for Romney.


142 posted on 02/02/2008 5:01:10 PM PST by Thorin ("I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.")
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To: AmericanInTokyo
>>>>>Ashamed of having supported this "W" as a lesser of two evils, when there was in fact a Conservative Independent choice on my ballot at that time. No more "lesser of two evils"!!

If Pat Buchanan had gotten 5% of the vote in 2000, the Reform Party might have been able to develop into a viable conservative alternative to the Republicans. As it is, it appears that McCain will be the successor to 8 years of Bush, and we will once again be told we need to vote for a liberal Republican to avoid Clintonism. And I am sure that, in the end, most people will be suckered once again into supporting a liberal Republican.

143 posted on 02/02/2008 5:06:26 PM PST by Thorin ("I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.")
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To: B Knotts

That sums the W administration up. Unintended.


144 posted on 02/02/2008 5:09:59 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate?)
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To: big'ol_freeper

“I’d rather piss on em before vote for em.”

You were refering to McCain and Romney. Beautiful choice of words.sarc....the kind you can hear on any school playground.

On another post, you wrote and asked for a brokered convention. For now that might be the best we former Fredheads can hope for.


145 posted on 02/02/2008 5:11:42 PM PST by Islander2
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To: sourcery
Bush is upset Romney changed his position at the expense of the president's immigration reform

When Romney is changing positions, there is little consideration of other's expense. However, it does seem that he is on the right side of this issue for now. If he wins the nomination, we'll see what other revelations ensue.

146 posted on 02/02/2008 5:11:55 PM PST by glorgau
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To: Petronski

LMAO!

(but crying on the inside)


147 posted on 02/02/2008 5:27:45 PM PST by HonestConservative
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To: big'ol_freeper
Dubya shouldn't be too concerned. Stick around a bit and ole Multiple Choice Mitt will change his position several times.

You got that right. He's a Mass liberal no matter how much Freepers try to avoid reality.

148 posted on 02/02/2008 5:31:23 PM PST by ovrtaxt (No Rudy McRombee for me! I voted for Ron Paul. The GOP can curl up and die.)
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To: nmh

CHANGE as in dealing with illegal aliens is what we will get. And no tax increases to support them.


149 posted on 02/02/2008 5:31:53 PM PST by BobS
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To: Liz

Maybe this hard line stance will help Mitt with the conservative base in 2012.


150 posted on 02/02/2008 5:34:03 PM PST by dowcaet
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