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Romney Supporters Trashing Palin
Townhall ^ | 10/28/2008 | Amanda Carpenter

Posted on 10/29/2008 10:27:52 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky

It looks like there might be some truth to those rumors former Mitt Romney supporters are already trying to clear Sarah Palin from the GOP presidential deck to make room for their man Mitt in 2012.

Former Romney Spokesman Kevin Madden was particularly harsh on Palin in an interview on CNN. His criticism of Palin is especially noteworthy because we're only days from the election.

In a spot with Campbell Brown Madden said Palin's wardrobe flap showed how "unseasoned" Palin is.

BROWN: And, Kevin, even defending this whole controversy over the clothes, the RNC buying all the clothing, it keeps the story going, and, as Dana pointed out, one more day where it's dominating the coverage.

KEVIN MADDEN, FORMER ROMNEY CAMPAIGN NATIONAL PRESS SECRETARY: Yes. And that's an indication just how unseasoned Sarah Palin is as a national candidate.

Ordinarily, somebody who knows that this is something that you're trying to get to a subterranean level, that you don't want to dominate the narrative for yet another news cycle, would make sure that they don't mention that, and, instead, they focus with a certain rigidity on the message of the day, because that's exactly what a V.P. is supposed to do.

Madden went on to say this is why McCain should have picked someone to be VP who has been a governor "for a long time." (Um, who would that be...?)

MADDEN: Look, that is why people who have done this before, people who have run national campaigns, always tend to look at prospective V.P. candidates, and they're the ones that are nationally vetted, the ones that have been governors on the scene for a long time, the ones that have been -- gone through the scrutiny of the national press corps in Washington. And that's exactly what has happened here, is that, when you put out an unknown and you give them 70 days with which to go through a vetting process, both by voters and the national press corps, ugly things can tend to happen.


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A few points.

1) NRO might as well have been known as Romney Headquarters. And would have been, if not for Hugh Hewitt. They aren’t objective sources where the man is concerned.

2) I was a Thompson supporter and remember quite well the tactics employed by the Romney camp and sycophants against him so if I find it conceivable that the same is being done to Palin when I see the same people going after her, well, I think the suspicion is justified.

3) Whether Romney has officially sanctioned the attacks or not, and let’s just say he is not supportive. What does it say about the man that these are the people he commands the loyalty of? If Clinton’s associates were fair game in judging his character, and Obama’s associates are fair in judging his, then Romney’s people are the same. And, no, I’m not comparing Parker to Ayers. But a part of GWB’s main failing has been surounding himself with the wrong people that inevitably turned on him or persuaded him into the wrong course of action. Romney’s surrogates do not bring comfort.

4) Romney is not a conservative. And this really is why I’ll never support the man. I don’t buy the 11th hour conversion when he decided to run for the W.H. You can all say in 2012 he’ll have years under his belt as a practicing conservative but, not really. He won’t be holding office to test this conversion’s truth and he’s still running for office. There’s no way to prove the conversion isn’t politically motivated and I don’t see why I should take it on faith when we’ll have real proven conservatives as options in ‘12.


101 posted on 10/29/2008 11:47:14 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (re the guy)
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To: redgirlinabluestate
If Romney is trying to sabotage Palin he sure has a funny way of showing it while he's campaigning/fundraising in one city after another for the ticket.

The Clintons are doing the same for Obama. Do you really think they want Obama to win?

102 posted on 10/29/2008 11:50:02 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Just a reminder:

‘For a moment today, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, showed himself to be the business executive that he really is.

If he were president, he was asked, would he get Congress’s authorization to take military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities?

“You sit down with your attorneys,” said Romney, explaining his decision-making process in a time of potential crisis.’

That’s all you need to know about Romney. Non-starter.


103 posted on 10/29/2008 11:50:58 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Texan Tory
"So it’s ok to generalize about Mormons because of the actions of a few bad ones. '

It is a generalization, so if I've unfairly painted you I apologize. But it is more than a few.

Practically all Mormons that show up at my door start off trying to tell me that they are "Christian too", but the first thing you learn about Mormons is that Joseph Smith had a vision where the alleged Angel Moroni told him all the existing Christian denominations were "abominations". They intentionally use Christian terminology but without explaining that they mean something significantly different by the same terminology.

Excuse me for being blunt, but your faith is founded on a very twisted version of the truth. And if you didn't accept the Mormon claim that existing scripture was full of error and omisions you would see Mormonism for the deception that it is.

It wasn't even always polite. It had a very violent beginning and it's founder's actions resembled Jeff's in more ways than one.

Research sometime into all the changes that have been made in Mormon scripture over time to try to make it less objectionable to Christians.

104 posted on 10/29/2008 11:50:58 AM PDT by DannyTN (`)
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To: trisham

Saw that little CNN hit job, with Campbell Brown, Gloria Borger and Madden, kissing each other’s rear ends as they’ve been doing for weeks and pretending to be objective and impartial.

Yup, Sarah’s got the angry left, elite RINOs, and their MSM lackeys frothing and plotting.

The battle for the soul of America is in full swing. The battle for the GOP will be a relatively small skirmish. Sarah America emerges victorious.


105 posted on 10/29/2008 11:52:56 AM PDT by CharterOakie (1 John 4:4)
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To: NYC Republican; Ol' Sparky
“I agree, but if you can find ONE instance of Mitt trashing or bashing Palin, McCain, or the ticket, I'll agree with you...but...you...can't.”

Maybe I see things differently than you but I’d call this a passive bashing. You don't mention your candidate (McCain), or your party and ticket losing a week and a half before the election if you are in Romney's position. As he did according to this article:

“Ex Candidate Mitt Romney sees White House run for Jindal.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2114380/posts

106 posted on 10/29/2008 11:55:05 AM PDT by 444Flyer (HELP SAVE MARRIAGE!!! Vote YES on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Kevin Madden - just remember that name. It will show up again four years from now, as Madden, another one of these parasites who can’t get real jobs and float from campaign to campaign, appears on the campaign of some other wannabe President.

He is like Steve Schmidt from the Bush-Cheney campaign, who after helping turn a certain landslide into a near-loss, popped up again this year as the head of the floundering McCain campaign.

McCain might be ahead by now if he wasn’t surrounded by Schmidts and Davises advising him to lay off issues like illegal immigration, drilling in ANWR, using Jeremiah Wright, an voting for a bailout, all positions out of sync not only with conservatives but with the majority of the American people.


107 posted on 10/29/2008 11:56:18 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: 444Flyer
I linked to it. Are you serious? Really, are you serious? Are you that easily led by the nose (by the MSM)?

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney predicted Thursday that Gov. Bobby Jindal will consider a 2012 run for the White House if John McCain loses on Nov. 4.

“Bobby Jindal will certainly be taking a look at it,” Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, said on WWL-Radio

Read it again... Slowly this time...

There are 2 paragraphs there...

The 1st is the WRITER's interpretation of what was conveyed by Mitt.

The 2nd is Mitt's response to a question that was asked by the reporter. LOOK at the context... It says "Bobby Jindal will certainly be taking a look at it".

A look at what? Clearly it was a leading question... Something like "IF McCain loses, do you think that Jindal will be considered or will run"... Romney gives that (honest) response, and the MSM twists it and runs it

Created further disivion among GOP... check... Success...

Seriously, how pathetic has this become?

108 posted on 10/29/2008 12:51:04 PM PDT by NYC Republican (PLENTY of time for analysis/I-told-you-so in 6 days. Now, Infuriate the MSM--- Support McCain/Palin)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Romney and the RomneyBots are not Party Players...

Romney is all out for himself...


109 posted on 10/29/2008 12:52:38 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: djf

I’ve never used this word before, proves there’s a first time for everything.

Romney is a RINO.
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Welcome to my world...

Yes, Romney is a RINO...

We were told on another thread that Governor Sarah Palin and Romney come from two different worlds...

Just like John Edwards and the rest of us, I guess...

LOL

Actually they do...

Gov Palin is a decent human being and has integrity and convictions...

and is a leader for the conservatives

and will be a great leader of the country

Romney is... a RINO


110 posted on 10/29/2008 1:00:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: BlueStateBlues

Naaaaaaaaaaaaa

Romney wont be running in 2012...

The RomneyBots claimed FRed was TOO OLD at 65...

Well, Romney will be 65+ in 2012...

Surely he will also be TOO OLD..

LOL

;)


111 posted on 10/29/2008 1:05:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: LetsRok

By the time the 2012 election comes around, all of the Romney criticisms will not be valid. Sarah Palin is still the Governor of Alaska and will remain until 2012.
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

How about “Sarah Palin is still the Vice President of the United States and will remain (so) until 2012” ????

Or do you hope she will lose next week ???

Maybe you mean to write..

“If McCain loses next week, Sarah Palin will still be the Governor of Alaska and will remain so until 2010, when she will be re-elected, and she will then run for POTUS in 2012”


112 posted on 10/29/2008 1:16:20 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I hope this is not accurate. I was a Romney supporter in the primaries and caucused for him. If he had anything to do with this, he’s done in my book.


113 posted on 10/29/2008 1:18:28 PM PDT by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: NYC Republican; 444Flyer

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney predicted Thursday that Gov. Bobby Jindal will consider a 2012 run for the White House if John McCain loses on Nov. 4.

“Bobby Jindal will certainly be taking a look at it,” Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, said on WWL-Radio
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I have no idea why you have posted this except to give me an opportunity to say that Romney mad Jindal mad at him for saying that...

When Jindal was asked about Romney’s remarks, Jindal said that he never told Romney anything of the sort, Romney was jumping the gun and that he had not announced a run or even thought about it...

And you wonder why the other candidates didnt like Romney and thought him arrogent...

Romney belittles others by talking for them, and acting like they are just his puppets...


114 posted on 10/29/2008 1:34:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: Tennessee Nana
If I were Jindal I would be ticked off. This is a fight for our nation and democracy and Romneys off saying things like this? Romney should have said that McCain is closing in the polls and we are expecting a victory on Nov. 4th 2008, not speculating for 2012. It is self-serving to be saying these things at this point.
115 posted on 10/29/2008 1:46:38 PM PDT by 444Flyer (HELP SAVE MARRIAGE!!! Vote YES on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: cookcounty

It’s not... It’s feeding chum to the bottom feeders that hate Mitt so much.


116 posted on 10/29/2008 2:04:05 PM PDT by NYC Republican (PLENTY of time for analysis/I-told-you-so in 6 days. Now, Infuriate the MSM--- Support McCain/Palin)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Mitt has done far more for our ticket than the Clintons have done for Obama.

Mitt said this:
“Governor Palin’s story is one that all Americans will find inspiring,” Romney said in a statement issued earlier today. “She’s a Washington outsider with a commitment to the conservative principles that will make our nation stronger. I look forward to campaigning for Senator McCain, Governor Palin and Republicans all across the country,” Romney said.

And that's what he did.

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Here's more from NR's Corner on this smear campaign against Romney:

The Anti-Romney Campaign [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

I feel like the primary campaign isn't over as fingers point to Mitt Romney supposedly trying to take down Sarah Palin. The whole thing is a distraction Dems must be grateful for.

If the former Massachusetts governor is trying to do Palin in for the sake of his future, why has he been on TV and radio defending her? (Thanklessly, too; conservatives don't even see him when he's on David Gregory's show — just my hunch.)

People — e-mailers have been since I wrote on this last night — will point to items on the web about his former campaign spokesman, Kevin Madden, who is now with the Glover Park Group, being critical of Palin as evidence Team Romney is moving full-speed ahead toward 2012. But Kevin's back in D.C., in his and his family's post-Romney mode. He's also been a Palin defender on TV — including in an interview where he has been accused of trashing her — but also offers honest analysis of the campaign, missteps and all. But whatever Kevin says, wherever he says it, that's Madden speaking now, not Mitt Romney. The primary actually is long over.
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjhlZDExN2VmODYxZDM1OTUzYzM2Y2MyZjNkMTk4MDM=

It is a pity when someone can't see when he is being used by the MSM. Sad.

117 posted on 10/29/2008 2:08:25 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: redgirlinabluestate
If the former Massachusetts governor is trying to do Palin in for the sake of his future, why has he been on TV and radio defending her?

For the same reason Bill and Hillary are out campaigning for and defending Obama?

118 posted on 10/29/2008 2:40:20 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: exist

“Romney is the only candidate nobody could find any dirt on except that he had a bunch of houses. The guy’s is squeaky clean so I don’t buy that Romney is behind this.”

Unlike Palin whom they have found incredible dirt on like ‘she wears expensive clothes the campaign bought for her’. /s


119 posted on 10/29/2008 2:50:38 PM PDT by edge10
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To: Ol' Sparky
More like the future of his children and his grandchildren. He doesn't want to see this country swing hard left either.

It's pretty clear here --- Romney with Glenn Beck:

GLENN: Gosh, I think it was a year and a half ago I said, gang, the only thing that’s going to matter when this election rolls around is the economy. I know everybody thought I was absolutely out of my mind crazy nuts when I said we are in big trouble and we could be facing another Great Depression. I don’t know what we’re facing now but we are facing dire, dire things in front of us. Every play has to be played exactly right. You know, when I say that, I want you to know that it’s going to be a great time in the future to be an American just like it was on September 12th. September 11th you didn’t want to go through, and in ‘99 I was telling you Osama Bin Laden was coming and there would be bodies in buildings in the streets of New York in 1999 and nobody wanted to hear it then, and there were. And let me give you the same kind of warning there’s going to be real trouble ahead, but the next day comes and we’re America again. And I said this to you a year and a half ago that the only thing that they were going to be arguing about in the end is going to be the economy and that’s why I said Mitt Romney was the guy to lead us. He was just with John McCain in Cleveland. We go to Mitt Romney now and I want to get some handle, Mitt, on have you ever seen a candidate like Barack Obama be more clear that he is a Marxist and people not listen.

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: Rally, Glenn, it’s interesting. I haven’t been around forever and I’m 60 now and in my lifetime I do not recall a presidential candidate who had a more antijob program than does Barack Obama. He plans on paying people off by giving them a check, you know, sending a check to everybody, a $1,000 check. But I think the American people would far rather have a job than a one-time $1,000 check. And his plan kills job. John McCain’s plan will actually create jobs. Barack Obama’s would take a recession and turn it into a deep prolonged recession, or worse. And, you know, I just think Barack Obama at this time is exactly the wrong course for America.

GLENN: Did you hear the — did you hear what he said in 2001? Finally the tape has been released and surprisingly not by the mainstream media, what Barack Obama has said about the Constitution? Have you read the transcripts or heard the tape?

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: Yeah, I did. I heard that he again is, you know, sad that the Supreme Court wouldn’t deal with redistribution of wealth and it’s a very different economic approach than the one that’s created America as the most powerful economy and the most powerful country in the world. You know, right now, of course, no one’s thinking about redistributing the wealth because wealth is disappearing, and redistributing wealth, that was the policy that, well, that some in Europe and other places in the world adopted and it led to economic failure.

GLENN: Okay. He is saying that he’s got — Barack Obama’s saying that he’s got this jobs creation program. As a businessman, I mean, I’m a small businessman. You’ve been a large businessman your whole life. Tell me the frothing at the mouth that people, just chomping at the bit to get that $3,000 that Barack Obama will give you for every new job created here in America. That’s his job growth plan. Tell me how great that is for business.

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: Well, I’m afraid that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the economic risk you take in hiring additional employees, and people take that risk if they see a bright future. And if they’re looking at higher taxes for their corporation, higher taxes for them individually, if they’re looking at fees or penalties for not having a healthcare plan that Barack Obama finds acceptable and if also they are looking at new efforts to unionize small business through this card check program Barack Obama’s in favor of, they’re simply not going to be thinking about growing jobs here. I listened this morning to a CEO of a major employer. I won’t mention his name but a very large employer. He employs over 100,000 people. And he said, look, you know, Barack Obama’s policies will cause us to build plants in places other than the U.S., and it is a job-killing program. We’ve got to support a job program like John McCain’s. John McCain is talking about cutting taxes on corporations, it immediately sounds horrible to people because of the perversion that we’ve allowed to happen, you know, with our press and everything else, where corporations are evil, where rich people are evil. Explain, if you will, to you know the average person that is struggling, busting their butt. Why a corporation getting a giant tax cut, why that makes a difference in creating jobs here in America as opposed to other countries.

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: Well, the simple fact is that corporations can decide where they are going to reside, where they are going to do their business. And they can be here, they can be in Ireland, they can be in Canada, they can be anywhere they want in the world and right now America and Japan have the two highest corporate tax rates in the world and so as businesses think about locating a new facility or even moving their corporate headquarters, they are free to go wherever they want. They are not like U.S. citizens that don’t have citizenship in a place like Hong Kong or China or Japan. They can go wherever they want. And so if you have high taxes, high corporate taxes, you cause businesses to go somewhere else. It’s as simple as that. In Ireland, for instance, the European Union, they said, you know what, we’re going to have the lowest tax rates. And sure enough businesses flocked to Ireland. They created scores of new jobs. People had high paying jobs. It was good for the people and it was good for the government as well because they got taxes from all the people paying income taxes. The answer is always create growth, create jobs. A job is so much more of an economic benefit than is a check from government.

GLENN: Mitt, let me talk to you not about politics and no about either of the politicians. Let’s just say we’re having this conversation the day after and whoever’s won, whoever won, okay?

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: Yeah.

GLENN: I said earlier this morning I believe this is the most important — and I will say this the day after the election, no matter who won. This is the most important time possibly in American history. The problems that face us, the decisions that we have to make, the time to know who we truly are and what we truly believe in, the values of America, we must reconnect with them because this is quite possibly the most important time in our country’s history. Do you believe I’m overstating that?

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: No, I actually think you’re right, Glenn. You know, in my campaign stump speech I used to say almost that, which is this is an extraordinarily critical time for our country. We face challenges from without. We face a new stronger China, we face Russia using energy to propel their new power and we face global jihad. So we face three fronts, if you will, from a national security standpoint. And then our economy is facing some tough competitive challenges. And if we become a second tier nation economically, we will have a hard time defending our freedoms. This really is a “Make it or break it” time for America.

GLENN: I know we have to let you go, you have other things scheduled but we’d love to have you back sometime this week if we could. I’d like to talk to you a little bit about the importance that Russia and Venezuela and Iran and what — everybody is looking at oil saying, oil, this is great, it’s going down. They are talking now it could go down to $46 a barrel, which would be great at the pump, but it is a colossal danger because these countries that we depend on for oil are now becoming extraordinarily unstable economically. Could we spend some time with you maybe later this week if we can get the schedules together?

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: I’m out campaigning for John McCain but we’ll keep in touch.

GLENN: Okay, thank you very much.

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: Thanks, Glenn.

120 posted on 10/29/2008 2:52:05 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: Ol' Sparky
It looks like there might be some truth to those rumors former
Mitt Romney supporters are already trying to clear Sarah Palin
from the GOP presidential deck to make room for their man Mitt
in 2012.


IF true, they are helping to get the remains of Ronald Reagan to
probably hit 10,000 RPMs in his burial vault.
(RE: Reagan's "eleventh commandment")

Romney/Palin
OR
Palin/Romney
in 2012.
Don't make no difference to me.
As long as one of those combinations would LIBERATE US from
the Marxist-Socialist-Communist we're about to be saddled with!!!!
121 posted on 10/29/2008 3:01:41 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Soul Seeker
>>>>2) I was a Thompson supporter and remember quite well the tactics employed by the Romney camp and sycophants against him so if I find it conceivable that the same is being done to Palin when I see the same people going after her, well, I think the suspicion is justified.

The anti-Fred rumors from last summer were from Mike Murphy a former disgruntled McCain aide who had left the campaign and gone DEM. Novak accidentally attributed the rumors to a Romney aide. A few days later the truth came out about who it actually was and Novak said as much. But of course just like the latest rumors the truth gets lost in there somewhere. The media played it for all it was worth and many here on FR took the bait hook line and sinker, just like the latest rumors this last week. The latest anti Palin Romney aide rumor turned out to be a former Bush Aide Nicolle Wallace who worked for CBS.

Its predictable the left will try to divide us right now. What isn't predictable is how many FReepers are buying these rumors days before the election.

BTW, most of us former Romney supporters would be very happy right now if FRed or Palin were at the top of the ticket right now. I had quite a few good discussions with Fred supporters when I volunteered in Iowa. True to identity politics they were sensible, strong, sure and conservative.

122 posted on 10/30/2008 11:14:13 AM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Diogenesis
Still posting lies and liberals on a new thread.

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Lets take them one at a time. From the "anti-Palin article" you link. The actual source is a former Bush aide Nicolle Wallace not a Romeny staffer. CNN passed on the "rumors" to the American Spectator which showed poor judgement in carrying water for CNN on this one.

The Novak mistake attributing anti-Fred stuff was dealt with months ago. The real source of the rumor was Mike Murphey a former McCain staffer not a Romney staffer. Novak admitted as much but I see you haven't linked his comments from a few days after the initial "rumors".

But I'm guessing you already knew that one as well. but want to bring up lies from a year and a half ago to try to splinter the base in the last 6 days.

>>>[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris][Dick Morris]>>>

LOL, I'm not even going to respond to that one. Pretty shameless for a "so-called" conservative to post Dick Morris to try to divide the base 6 days before the election.

Here I'll help you add another quote to your list since you have sunk down to quoting Dick Morris. "The real Romney is clearly an extraordinarily ambitious man with no perceivable political principle whatsoever. He is the most intellectually dishonest human being in the history of politics," Barney Frank

Next, Massachusetts Republican Jeff Beatty is on fine terms with Romney, he told McCain Romney is the best choice for VP. Romney has campaigned for him recently. A month ago Beatty was still singing praise to Romney's economic plans when he went into the debate with Kerry. Jeff beatty hasn't been jilted by Rommey.

Your link to Red State (if you read the entire article, apparently not your strong suit) Erikson admits Romney isn't behind any anti-Palin attacks thus refuting your other points that Romney is behind it. He cites the Spectator as one of his original sources which was proven wrong. (i.e. it was nicolle) Kevin Madden hasn't worked for Romney since he droped out. He is a private citizen working in some D.C. based business now. He has worked for Tom Delay and Bush as well. When a former employee says something dumb we get to hold the ex-employer accountable? Oh wait this is America. Kevin did go off message on CNN making the point that the clothes discussion was detracting from the discussion fo the real issues. He has also vehemenently praised Palin for her performance in the debate and elsewhere

And I see you added a new one. Lets take the entrie quote you wrote and we can see how you have falsely edited it.

Your quote - "(Romney) said he presumed that Palin's vetting process was "just as extensive as anyone else on that list."">>

From the actual source you linked.

Mitt Romney, speaking to reporters before the Massachusetts delegation breakfast in suburban Minneapolis today, said he thought vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin would "strengthen the McCain ticket dramatically."

"I think Sarah Palin connects very, very well with the base of our party and with individuals who are undecided across the country," he said. "I think she's going to bring a lot of moms and dads to our team."

He said he presumed that Palin's vetting process was "just as extensive as anyone else on that list."

Pretty shameless from a so-called "conservative" FReeper who got caught posting cartoons from Dave Horsey an anti-Palin liberal political cartoonist earlier today on this thread here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2118431/posts?page=227#227.

123 posted on 10/30/2008 2:15:40 PM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I’m not only telling you I’m through with Mitt Romney but I’m also going to write and tell him.....and he was my first choice as candidate....he has just shown his mean spirit. That is what has made Sarah Palin so attractive to me.....she doesn’t seem to demonstrate that nasty side. I pray that God will always give her that grace to rise above the trash that seems to run for our legislators.


124 posted on 10/30/2008 2:25:44 PM PDT by imfrmdixie
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To: Diogenesis
A little more on what you call Romneys "snarling" attack on Palin.

"(Romney) said he presumed that Palin's vetting process was "just as extensive as anyone else on that list.""

The first half of the sentence are the journalist's words. The second half is the only directly quoted part. So you are trying to pass off the selective commentary of a liberal journalist as the truth here on FR.

I wonder why a boston.com (Boston Globe) journalist would selectively edit a quote like that? Oh look here http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2008/10/13/obama_for_president/

COME JANUARY, a new president will take charge of a nation diminished, an America that is far shakier economically, less secure militarily, and less respected internationally than it was eight years before. The nation needs a chief executive who has the temperament and the nerves to shepherd Americans through what promises to be a grueling period — and who has the vision to restore this country to its place of leadership in the world.

Such a leader is at hand. With great enthusiasm, the Globe endorses Senator Barack Obama for president. The charismatic Democrat from Illinois has the ability to channel Americans’ hopes and rally the public together, at a time when the winds are picking up and the clouds keep on darkening.

So how much is the Globe paying you? Or do you just post their misinformation for them on FR here for free?

125 posted on 10/30/2008 2:31:17 PM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Rameumptom

No matter how much you try to revise what was posted
there is only one fact:

===> Myth Romney is a vile backstabbing shapeshifter.

Your Master has been caught betraying the GOP by his
personal orchestrated attack on Gov. Palin and Sen. McCain.


126 posted on 10/30/2008 3:11:15 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I hope Rush and Hannity, who campaigned for Romney big time will take the time to investigate this and now admit what a loser Romney is.


127 posted on 10/30/2008 5:47:09 PM PDT by make no mistake
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To: make no mistake
If Romney is really innocent of this attack on Gov. Palin, he needs to get public with all his supporters and push hard for a McCain/Palin ticket with lots of money, good hair and what ever else he's got to give to get them elected.
128 posted on 10/30/2008 6:27:25 PM PDT by make no mistake
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To: Robbin

Saul Alinsky at work. Create chaos and mistrust among the enemy. Divide and conquer. Forget this clown and all of the un-named sources and stick together and we’ll beat the Fraud.


129 posted on 10/30/2008 6:31:13 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin IS America - McCain-Palin '08)
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To: Diogenesis

Here’s a link for the idiots.

http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/07/17/romney-will-not-seek-millions-he-loaned-to-his-campaign/

Yep, he sounds like a selfish guy, NOT!!!

This is a case of itchy ears, believing lies about Romney because it makes you feel good. But then again, its typical of this crew. I am glad you guys are reacting this way, because there are only probably 5 to 10 people on the entire site who believe. If you ran a poll on this topic you would be losing in a landside. You guys have just shot your credibility.


130 posted on 11/01/2008 6:22:49 AM PDT by nowandlater
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To: nowandlater
When you are done talking about ears and how sweet you are on Myth Romney,
Note this: Romney is nothing more than a selfish, coveting, vile, backstabbing traitor.

Romney refused to help the GOP Senatorial candidate in Massachusetts,
so guess who is helping this weekend? None other than
true Conservative Fred Thompson from Tennessee.

"The most glaring oversight was Romney's refusal to do a phone recording
for Massachusetts Republican Jeff Beatty, who is challenging Sen. John Kerry.
"Mitt supposedly cares about Massachusetts, but won't even return phone calls asking for help,"
says a conservative working for Beatty in Boston.
"It's a tough race, but the least he could do is help.
He's showing his true colors."

131 posted on 11/01/2008 10:08:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Romney is a scum bag that needs to be driven from the GOP.

How many times has these men who work in campaigns have done things that a leader had no idea of.

it happen many time to GWB and Reagan etc.

why just single out Romney no one knows for sure of anything in the times we live but many love to spread and believe the worst of folks they don’t even know.


132 posted on 11/19/2008 9:31:59 PM PST by restornu
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To: Ol' Sparky

screw pretty boy and his minions here

we will crush your political capital


133 posted on 11/19/2008 9:32:57 PM PST by wardaddy
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To: cherry
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!

in my dreams...."Lange Lifian Ure Cwen!"

134 posted on 11/19/2008 9:43:20 PM PST by wardaddy
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To: restornu

Why single out Romney? Because he has NO character. He is a flip-flopper and Clintonesque-style liar.


135 posted on 11/20/2008 6:52:03 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: restornu

Why single out Romney? Because he has NO character. He is a flip-flopper and Clintonesque-style liar.


136 posted on 11/20/2008 6:52:06 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: All

He’s back.


137 posted on 07/06/2012 5:48:07 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Our presumptive nominee is scum. Thanks purists.
138 posted on 07/06/2012 5:54:33 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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