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Socialist Myth Romney working to reshape GOP's image into Democrat Lite
NECN ^ | 05-02-09 | NECN: Washington, D.C.

Posted on 05/02/2009 6:52:12 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

Former governors Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush joined Congressman Eric Cantor to talk health care, the economy and national security at the first town hall meeting for the National Council for a New America on Saturday. But the group steered clear of abortion and same-sex marriage -- wedge issues that have led to the defection of moderates and independents.

"Listening to people can make a difference. We've got ideas on how we can help people get health insurance, how we can improve our schools, how we can make our economy strong today as well as down the road, how we can reform entitlements -- these are the people of America that have these ideas," Romney said. "We want to share these ideas with one another, and make sure that we're laying out a vision and a plan for America that makes our lives and the lives of our kids better."

Romney lost the Republican presidential primary to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in the 2008 election. Since President Obama's election, the Republicans have come under danger of being locked into a filibuster-proof Senate.

Romney said that the focus needs to be return to the American people, rather than elected officials.

"America is great because of the American people, and the skill and ingenuity and entrepreneurship of America. That's what we happen to believe," Romney said of himself, Congressman Eric Cantor and former governor Jeb Bush. "I happen to think right now with regards to our economy,that we're risking doing the very thing to our economy that government did to our housing market. And that is borrow so much money that you create a bubble that ultimately collapses."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; cantor; democratlite; ericcantor; gop; jebbush; liberalcoup; mythromney; nc4na; ncna; rebuilding; romney; romneybotpurgetime; romneymustgo; romneytruthfile
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Video of Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush at link on the page.

The first story out about this event.

1 posted on 05/02/2009 6:52:12 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2241437/posts

Willard the Rat!


2 posted on 05/02/2009 6:53:59 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: GOP_Lady

They need to re-listen to Rush at CPAC. Two or three times perhaps.


3 posted on 05/02/2009 6:55:23 PM PDT by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: GOP_Lady

I don’t mind this, as long as conservatives compete toe-to-toe with this group, that has quite a bit of moderates. We could say that conservatives got the ball rolling with the tea-parties and now some of the moderates are doing the same. I do appreciate competition and debate.


4 posted on 05/02/2009 6:55:26 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: GOP_Lady
They fail to talk about "wedge issues". The day the GOP softens is stance on abortion and so-called gay marriage is the day I leave the GOP.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
5 posted on 05/02/2009 6:55:45 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ABQHispConservative

I love your outlook there.


6 posted on 05/02/2009 6:56:49 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

We will never control the government again as long as we try to be “Liberal Lite”.

This nation has consistently polled 64% conservative or somewhat conservative for years and years.

Republicans must return to Conservatism. These three men don’t “get it”.


7 posted on 05/02/2009 6:58:12 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Screw Romney and his little dog Jeb.


8 posted on 05/02/2009 6:59:01 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: GOP_Lady
Can't we arrange some sort of Prisoner swap and return Romney to Rinoistan if they will release Rick Santorum.
9 posted on 05/02/2009 7:00:48 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Not real sure that moderates and independents have same-sex marriage as a hot issue anyway.

Regarding "independents" defecting from the Republican party, it is with certainty that the writer is too stupid to pour pi$$ out of a pot.

Independents, by definition, are NOT REPUBLICANS anyway.

What this means is we don't really know what went on at this meeting.

10 posted on 05/02/2009 7:02:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GOP_Lady

When the GOP turned their backs on the Right to Life, and condoned same sex marriage is when it lost it’s backbone - the conservative sector. We now have only one political party in America, and if Romney and Bush are on that planning committee, they are part of the problem, not the solution.


11 posted on 05/02/2009 7:04:29 PM PDT by Paperdoll (Hunter-Pal;in or Palin-Hunter 2012)
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To: GOP_Lady

You changed the title


12 posted on 05/02/2009 7:06:06 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: sionnsar

I DID NOT change the title.

I posted it as it was on the article — FR rules.

Someone else changed the title.


13 posted on 05/02/2009 7:07:25 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: sionnsar

Funny, the title wasn’t changed on another post for the exact same article:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2242886/posts


14 posted on 05/02/2009 7:09:06 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

See #8, that may give you a clue as to who changed your title.


15 posted on 05/02/2009 7:09:53 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: GOP_Lady

Yeah that title is definitely not something you would have typed lol


16 posted on 05/02/2009 7:11:28 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

The new title is PERFECT!


17 posted on 05/02/2009 7:12:21 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jim Robinson
Screw Romney and his little dog Jeb.

Lotta times I disagree with you, but I'm with you on this.

(But it's ever so depressing that I can't see a good-lookin prospect out there).

18 posted on 05/02/2009 7:13:34 PM PDT by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS [with oak leaf clusters])
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To: GOP_Lady
So far all I see is lets shoot it down before we see what ideas come out of it. That makes real sense and is exactly why we lost the election and filled the Senate and House with RATS. Keep up the BS and we will end up with nothing again. Why, for a change, act grown up and filter all ideas and put together something beside BS complaints.
19 posted on 05/02/2009 7:13:34 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Indeed, especially when it involves more people than the one mentioned in the title. It’s a GROUP effort.


20 posted on 05/02/2009 7:13:41 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

ROMNEY GO HOME


21 posted on 05/02/2009 7:14:54 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: GOP_Lady

Just so there’s no misunderstanding of my intent: FR will NOT be misused by the socialist Romney’s takeover campaign. Keep posting your garbage propaganda, I’ll keep telling the truth about his abortionist socialism!

Sooner or later, one of us is going to get tired and leave FR.


22 posted on 05/02/2009 7:15:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: GOP_Lady

No shit shinola.


23 posted on 05/02/2009 7:16:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: GOP_Lady; ConservativeMan55
Indeed, especially when it involves more people than the one mentioned in the title. It’s a GROUP effort.

Destroying conservatism is ALWAYS a "group effort", leftists don't do ANYTHING as individuals.

24 posted on 05/02/2009 7:16:43 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, I didn’t write the article — the very first one out.

What can I say?


25 posted on 05/02/2009 7:17:53 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: NavVet

That was funny as heck. Rinoistan! We are being held hostage by a sort of terrorists.


26 posted on 05/02/2009 7:18:17 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: GOP_Lady

All I can to Romney is please sir go away. You didn’t win last time with your Hillary Care program and compassionate conservative II campaign. I don’t want universal health insurance. I don’t want global warming initiatives. I don’t want your Massachusetts values. Try getting elected and actually governing as a conservative and then maybe I’ll consider you. I swear if they try to shove Romney down our throats again I’m done with the GOP. It was hard enough supporting McCain but at least the man had a fairly conservative voting record outside of the immigration and campaign finance issue something which Mr. Romney doesn’t have. He has money and good looks and the GOP needs principles not a used car salesman to trick America into voting for him. Also I have not forgotten how Mr. Cantor voted for the Bush Bailout and with the Democrats on their AIG bill of attainder. McCain was just a pain in the ass but I knew where he stood and could reconcile myself with that but Romney I have no idea but what he says now which is entirely different than what he said yesterday and two years ago.

Maybe I’m wrong but I am sick of his type of seemingly unprincipled politician. Romney has a long way to go to prove himself because I’m not up for anymore faith based politics where Republicans are concerned.


27 posted on 05/02/2009 7:18:31 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Trust is something earned.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Why did you feel the need to repost an article that had already been posted?


28 posted on 05/02/2009 7:18:38 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I apologize. I had it already to go, and came back, and was too quick with the ENTER key.


29 posted on 05/02/2009 7:19:56 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

I like the new title better. :-) There is more truth in it.


30 posted on 05/02/2009 7:20:19 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Trust is something earned.)
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To: GOP_Lady
"I believe abortion should be safe and LEGAL in this country".
~Mitt Romney
31 posted on 05/02/2009 7:20:28 PM PDT by South40 (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Huh? It was first posted four and a half hours before you posted it.


32 posted on 05/02/2009 7:21:13 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GOP_Lady

Love your title!


33 posted on 05/02/2009 7:21:48 PM PDT by Petronski (Learn about the 'cytokine storm.')
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To: GOP_Lady

Check again.


34 posted on 05/02/2009 7:22:13 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: wagglebee

Oh, I didn’t check the post time. Sorry.


35 posted on 05/02/2009 7:23:50 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

No big deal, there’s nothing wrong with two threads bashing Myth and his RINOsocialist cabal.


36 posted on 05/02/2009 7:25:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Admin Moderator

I see.

Consistency is a good thing.


37 posted on 05/02/2009 7:25:48 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Logical me

“So far all I see is lets shoot it down before we see what ideas come out of it. That makes real sense and is exactly why we lost the election and filled the Senate and House with RATS. Keep up the BS and we will end up with nothing again. Why, for a change, act grown up and filter all ideas and put together something beside BS complaints.”

This site caters to a niche market.


38 posted on 05/02/2009 7:26:07 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: GOP_Lady

couldn’t get link to work

Romney would’ve made a helluva better President that either McLame or Hussein.


39 posted on 05/02/2009 7:26:20 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: DTogo
They need to re-listen to Rush at CPAC

A radio guy at a formal gathering is the compass?

He will set folks straight? Really?

Do you believe movies and cartoons too?

How do you figure he knows so much better than you?

40 posted on 05/02/2009 7:27:04 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

President of what?


41 posted on 05/02/2009 7:27:15 PM PDT by Petronski (Learn about the 'cytokine storm.')
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To: GOP_Lady

We already tried this with GWB and he was tarred and feathered.


42 posted on 05/02/2009 7:27:18 PM PDT by CommieCutter (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ht/qt/3013_08.html)
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To: GOP_Lady

if the republicans go bob dope 1996 or john mcstupid 2008,

i’m not voting.


43 posted on 05/02/2009 7:27:37 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

You may have to REFRESH 2 or 3 times.

It worked for me doing that.

A slow server probably.


44 posted on 05/02/2009 7:27:48 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Romney is NOT a conservative and Jeb is ......well.....a Bush. They aren’t conservatives either


45 posted on 05/02/2009 7:28:36 PM PDT by NCBraveheart (My inner child is a mean little SOB)
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To: ken21

I don’t think Mitt Romney will run again.

I think he’s just helping the GOP.

But, that’s my feeling/opinion on it.


46 posted on 05/02/2009 7:28:57 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady; ken21
I don’t think Mitt Romney will run again.

LMAO! He never stopped running.

I think he’s just helping the GOP.

Forcing conservatives out WILL NOT help the GOP it will destroy it.

47 posted on 05/02/2009 7:30:50 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Logical me

Conservatives respect the rules, and welcome serious debate about issues.

We will never convince serious people about the seriousness of our conservative values if we flout our own rules and substitute namecalling for serious discussion.


48 posted on 05/02/2009 7:31:02 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: GOP_Lady
"America is great because of the American people, and the skill and ingenuity and entrepreneurship of America

Empty language from someone who lobbied (along with Obama and McCain) for the socialist TARP abomination.

49 posted on 05/02/2009 7:31:07 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: GOP_Lady

My error, it seems — assuming the difference in title is due to a FReeper’s change. I apologize to you.


50 posted on 05/02/2009 7:31:09 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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