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If Mitt Romney is in, I'm out!
Declaration of Independence | April 30, 2009 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 04/30/2009 11:50:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Yeah, I know. Said some similar things about Bush in 2000. But at least he was pro-life, pro-family, etc, and thank God we supported him over the idiot All Green Gore.

Said similar things about McCain in 2008. But when asked the question "when does human life begin?," and he unabashedly stated, "At conception, of course," I had to take notice. Then when he announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, I decided to support her. I voted for Sarah (and the white haired old geezer that came along with the package).

But Romney is a NO go. And I don't care who this socialist, abortionist, homosexualist, constitution trampling bastard picks for running mate. If Romney's in I'm out!

G.O.P., R.I.P!


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To: spacejunkie01

He opened with a joke about her supposed book deal. “I hear Sarah Palin got a $7 million book advance, I’d take one of those if I wasn’t so busy with you all.”

He said it right after David introduced him (too glowing of a recommendation/introduction from David IMHO). It was tacky and nobody laughed.


101 posted on 04/30/2009 12:34:58 PM PDT by AmericanGirlRising (I'm a Christian, and I pray for Janet Napalotano. Yes, it's as hard to do as you might think it is.)
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To: dbrew2u
The best candidates may not run and Sarah may still be in court fight[ing] imaginary Axelrod-induced ethics problems.

Fixed.

102 posted on 04/30/2009 12:35:45 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Bobkk47

So he says as he prepares his run for the presidency. His dirty deeds speak much louder than is angelic words.


103 posted on 04/30/2009 12:36:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Constitution Day

That would put you in the intelligent “think for myself” category. Grownups don’t have to play fraternity games....well, except for Obama. That Reagan quote perfectly describes the mentality I’ve come across here and elsewhere in cyberspace. Happy to say that I haven’t witnessed that sort of attitude in “real” life with the family, friends and acquantances. There’s always something to be thankful for.


104 posted on 04/30/2009 12:36:26 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: Jim Robinson
Where a lot of "moderates" went wrong with Obama is by listening to his speeches without looking at his voting record. Romney comes from Massachusetts and it doesn't take much to be considered a Conservative by their standards.

One look at his leadershiop and their tunnel debacle and socialize healthcare should have been enough to scare any real conservative away.

105 posted on 04/30/2009 12:36:52 PM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Jim Robinson

Out of curiosity, what triggered this? Did Romney do something today?

I’m with you, he is a Rino...just curious what got you going at this particular point in time.


106 posted on 04/30/2009 12:37:26 PM PDT by lacrew (Axe not what your teleprompter can do for you....)
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To: Jim Robinson

OK
I was for:

Thompson
then
Romney
then
McCain

I supported Romney as the “anti McCain” -—

But I want a better candidate as well.

I think Romney would have been better than McCain. I still feel that way.

However, I would prefer to have a candidate that did not split the conservatives at all.

Who might that be?


107 posted on 04/30/2009 12:37:28 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Jim Robinson

I recall some with the same detest for Juan McCain before he was nominated.


108 posted on 04/30/2009 12:37:46 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: andy58-in-nh

To hell with them. If the GOP is no better than the socialist/abortionist/homosexualist Democrats, to hell with the whole lot of them.


109 posted on 04/30/2009 12:38:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
"Then when he announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, I decided to support her. I voted for Sarah (and the white haired old geezer that came along with the package)."

My sentiments exactly.
110 posted on 04/30/2009 12:39:48 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: CaribouCrossing
"Might be more productive to offer up a candidate that would fulfill the conservative agenda and then start campaigning for them now."

Great idea! Start naming a few.

111 posted on 04/30/2009 12:39:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Kansas58
Yes, many of us are upset with the Republican Party from time to time.

From time to time? Have you been living in a cave? You obviously haven't read many posts excoriating the OP over the past couple of years.

However, you are in a very small minority, as far as the number of people on FR that want to completely destroy the Republican Party and start an new Party.

The OP leadership has done an effective job destroying the party all by themselves.

You are in an even SMALLER group if you think that your “strategy” will accomplish anything.

Your definition of smaller is as vague as your definition of minority.
112 posted on 04/30/2009 12:41:53 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D

I am considering running for Congress first, on a platform calling for a flat income tax and the elimination of all business taxes, a freeze on all non-defense spending, securing American borders and repatriation of illegal aliens, a phased privatization of Social Security and Medicare, a gradual transfer of federal authority back to the states, and the re-establishment of a monetary standard of value. How far do you think I’d get?


113 posted on 04/30/2009 12:42:55 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll stand with you on that Jim. Romney is poison.


114 posted on 04/30/2009 12:44:10 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("You used to be so charming, before you 'became' God")
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To: Diplomat

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter will be 36 in 2012.

I saw a brief news interview with him recently. He is articulate.

He might be one to watch.


115 posted on 04/30/2009 12:44:51 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jim Robinson
And if he ever runs for president again, all of those videos, transcripts, articles and more will be in the breaking news column of FR every day. I guarantee it. Bigot! /sarc

Seriously, NOW is the time to take out the trash in the GOP and conservatives are being heard. Conservatives were told that we couldn't win and that we needed the Rockefellers to win. Well, the Rockefellers have destroyed us. Anyone look at a Congressional map since Nov. 5th 2008? So it's time the GOP goes back to conservatism. And PLACE NO ADJECTIVE IN FRONT OF IT - conservatism wins everywhere it is tried.

116 posted on 04/30/2009 12:44:55 PM PDT by AmericanGirlRising (I'm a Christian, and I pray for Janet Napalotano. Yes, it's as hard to do as you might think it is.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
How far do you think I’d get?

Although as you can see I'm for The Fair Tax, the more appropriate question is how will you know if you don't try?
117 posted on 04/30/2009 12:45:24 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Jim Robinson

As I’ve often said, Romney ran the uber-liberal state of MA as best he could. Is there any doubt he would have been a better candidate, and President, than McCain? And he would not have been turning this country into a socialist people’s republic as Obama is doing. I’m not saying he should, or will, be the next GOP candidate. But I’d sure rather have him sitting in the WH than the Marxist we have now.


118 posted on 04/30/2009 12:45:45 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: andy58-in-nh

I’ll vote for your platform! Go for it!!


119 posted on 04/30/2009 12:46:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Kansas58
I think Romney would have been better than McCain. I still feel that way”

No question about that.
Romney would have been miles ahead of the moronic McCain.
I find it hard to think of anyone who could have run a worse campaign than McCain did. I mean..this is Juan McPain we are talking about here. The guy spent the last 6 years before 2008, actively attacking conservatives, president Bush, and any Republican who as much as dared disagree with him..and he ends up as the Republican candidate? That was a recipe for utter disaster.

120 posted on 04/30/2009 12:47:45 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Bobkk47

B/S. He’s still bragging about his socialist RomneyCare. He’s Kennedy’s lap dog.


121 posted on 04/30/2009 12:48:09 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
If Romney makes it through the primaries, I'll support him!!
122 posted on 04/30/2009 12:49:01 PM PDT by elpadre (Afganista)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ohmygod! A man I never heard of says if we nominate Romney he's leaving the party!!!

How will I sleep at night!?!?!?
123 posted on 04/30/2009 12:49:37 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: Jim Robinson
He’s still bragging about his socialist RomneyCare. He’s Kennedy’s lap dog”

If McCain is Kennedy's “lapdog”, what do you call Juan McPain then? The Kennedy/McPain shamnesty bill says “Hello”.

124 posted on 04/30/2009 12:49:55 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Jim Robinson
THIS is another good reason to say no to Mitt..

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125 posted on 04/30/2009 12:50:10 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama....never saw a Bush molehill he couldn't make a mountain out of.......)
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To: lacrew

What triggered this?

A little birdie told me Romney’s laying the groundwork to take over the GOP:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2241372/posts

If so, bye bye GOP!


126 posted on 04/30/2009 12:51:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: greyfoxx39
That post of yours would be closer to the truth with Obummer in that pic.
127 posted on 04/30/2009 12:51:32 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: andy58-in-nh

You’d be seriously loved by this crowd (except I’d back the FAIR tax, not flat :)) and who else, but us, even matters??!!


128 posted on 04/30/2009 12:51:44 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: Jim Robinson

This does not concern Romney, but in listening to Rush it seems he was giving a strong, but subtle, endorsement for Palin. He did not mention names of course, but he kept on saying the Pubs need a strong voice, someone w/conviction...and at the end he quoted Al Davis, “just win baby” and the second time he said it he emphasized ‘baby’ in the way we(men) might refer to a babe,, as in ‘baby you look great!”

Perhaps I’m reading into it..I don’t know. But I think Rushbo wants a nominee all but sewn up BEFORE the primary and that nominee is is Palin.

And it’s fine with me.


129 posted on 04/30/2009 12:52:41 PM PDT by LeavingNewYork
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ve never been a Romeny fan. No more RINOs. We need a conservative on the (TOP OF THE) ticket next time around.


130 posted on 04/30/2009 12:53:12 PM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: lacrew
Out of curiosity, what triggered this? Did Romney do something today?

I think it was right about here. Republicans, including Romney, launch new [RINO] group

131 posted on 04/30/2009 12:53:55 PM PDT by McGruff (When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve)
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To: MDspinboyredux

Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas.


132 posted on 04/30/2009 12:54:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

brilliant. so... instead of supporting romney, you support mccain. and yet again, the republican party had to learn that America does not vote for old and crusty. period. palin is the only thing that brought out the voters, not mccain.

so, due to thinking like yours, we have 4 years of 0bama to endure. brilliant. if you were concerned romney would be to close to center, you could relax knowing the dems and the right would oppose him constantly.

and here comes 2012. palin... definitely should be there. who else? no to romney? who’s left? jindahl? please. got anyone else? fred? he phoned in his last attempt, he won’t even dial the number for 2012.

if you don’t watch it, we’ll end up with 0bama again in 2012... and then its all over (just ask the aztecs)


133 posted on 04/30/2009 12:54:22 PM PDT by sten
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To: SmokingJoe
Oh, I gots LOTS of Obummer pix too...this one is closer to the truth...

Photobucket

134 posted on 04/30/2009 12:54:25 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama....never saw a Bush molehill he couldn't make a mountain out of.......)
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To: LeavingNewYork

Rush loves her like we do. The only negative(s) about Sarah are the ones libtards, libtard media and bitter rinos are trying to make us believe. The sad part is I’ve come across a number of pubs that fall for it, hook line and sinker.

Even here on FR.


135 posted on 04/30/2009 12:55:01 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: Jim Robinson

“Great idea! Start naming a few.”

It’s your thread. You go first.


136 posted on 04/30/2009 12:55:29 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: freemama; Jim Robinson
Now, who do you think will be a good conservative candidate that has a chance to win? Who can we really get behind?

I'm hoping JimRob plans not to answer, and it looks like that's what will happen. He may have decided that it's not appropriate or productive to name his top choice or his top three, although I'm almost certain he knows who they are and that we could guess most of the names on that list (probably not including McCain, Romney, Giuliani, Specter, Snowe, or Collins). There may be some other great candidates out there who will emerge, and by staying mostly outside that discussion, JimRob gives us room to put their names and qualifications out there.

If I'm too far wrong, I'm sure I'll get corrected on the above.

I keep hoping we have someone who's even better than Palin ... although I'll admit to hoping that Palin 2012 will be even better than the successful governor and natural leader we saw last year, and that she'll stomp on the socialists and clean out DC in one landslide election. My top choice for 2012 is Sarah Palin, but I want her to earn it, not just claim the nomination because it's "her turn". By not limiting the acceptable choices, FR remains a great place to get those names into play; that's how I knew who Sarah was months before McCain chose her.

137 posted on 04/30/2009 12:56:16 PM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: fooman

The establishment may also decided that it’s “Romney’s turn” in 2012. Republican primary voters are gullible enough to go along.


138 posted on 04/30/2009 12:57:59 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: sten

McCain had his shot. He blew it by pushing Paulson’s panicky bailouts for his Wall Street friends. Romney also pushed this big government socialist boondoggle if I remember correctly. A pox on both of them.


139 posted on 04/30/2009 12:58:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you Jim. As Maggie once said to Reagan, “Don’t go wobbly on me now”


140 posted on 04/30/2009 12:58:47 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: MDspinboyredux

“Ohmygod! A man I never heard of”

You’re not serious?


141 posted on 04/30/2009 12:59:37 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Jim Robinson
I appreciate that, Jim. That's why we need to take it back. Third parties don't work; in this country, anyway. And the first step is to be utterly fearless in voicing support for Constitutional liberty, free enterprise, the traditional family, and the sacred value of human life. No apologies, no excuses, no complaints. If that is a radical concept, then I guess by today's standards, I am a "radical".

So be it. As long as the flame of freedom burns brightly in one soul, we have not lost our nation, for that ember may spread from one to another until enough recall the purpose for which God has put us here: to make the best of our lives, with the best of our efforts, for the benefit of all who commit their efforts to share in it, and for those who will come after we have passed from this Life, which is His greatest gift.

142 posted on 04/30/2009 1:01:01 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: MDspinboyredux
Um...

Ok...

You do know you are posting on FreeRepublic?

Right?

143 posted on 04/30/2009 1:01:54 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an expiration date 1-20-2013 *(Thanks Nana))
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To: mnehring
Palin is a no go?

Among Libertarians who claim to be Atheists, she is like Garlic to a Vampire

144 posted on 04/30/2009 1:01:55 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: All

If the GOP is to have a winning candidate in 2012, he/she has to be able to defend - articulately and with passion - free market principles.

The left thinks they’ve killed capitalism. The MSM pushes this lie. The masses don’t know what capitalism is - they just know that if it involves big banks getting trillions of dollars in bailouts, then they’re glad it’s dead.

If the left is to be pushed back, it’s going to have to be by someone who can defend free market capitalism as the only economic system consistent with human freedom. The defense is going to have to be on moral grounds. And much of what the GOP has done in past years is going to have to be repudiated.

The old guard, the McCains and Romneys and pretty much all of the congressional leadership - all of whom voted for the big banker bailout - are going to have to repudiate their votes or they’re going to have to be marginalized.

The “we had to do something” argument doesn’t cut it with me. They HAD to know better or they had no business being in their seats.

Maybe I’m wrong, but my sense is that this is the dividing line. Somebody on the right side of this issue gets my support. A candidate on the wrong side - and that includes ANYBODY who voted for or publicly supported the big banker bailout - is a no go.


145 posted on 04/30/2009 1:02:16 PM PDT by Swing_Thought (Ideal number of Keynesian economists required to "fix" the economy: -100%)
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To: sten

By the way. I didn’t support McCain until long after Romney tucked tail and quit the race. I only supported McCain AFTER he announced Sarah Palin. And that was because I thought she would have the catbird seat after McCain’s single term.


146 posted on 04/30/2009 1:03:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: spacejunkie01; Man50D

I am entirely open to the FAIR tax concept as an alternative to what we have now: an UNFAIR tax; it is a tax on effort, on productivity, on value, and ultimately, on justice.


147 posted on 04/30/2009 1:04:54 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Riiight. Scroll back to my posts on the romneytruthfile keyword. I posted videos, transcripts and articles of his abortionist, socialist speeches, words and deeds. His abortionist/socialist record speaks for itself. And if he ever runs for president again, all of those videos, transcripts, articles and more will be in the breaking news column of FR every day. I guarantee it.

I'm sure on board with that.

148 posted on 04/30/2009 1:04:57 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: CaribouCrossing
Who do you want to see elected next time?

Conservatives, if they're smart, won't take your proffered bait. It's time for them to quit looking for leaders and instead focus all their efforts on being leaders. Restarting the whole phony game that was played in '08 is the path to repeating the failures of the past.

Which, of course, is what the Romney party hacks want. After all, it's the only thing they know.

149 posted on 04/30/2009 1:05:06 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

If Palin is such a Reagan in drag then why would she jump on board a McLame ticket?

Any true conservative would be repulsed by much of McCain’s agenda, and would’ve said no thanks “Maverick”.


150 posted on 04/30/2009 1:05:35 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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