Skip to comments.Socialist Myth Romney working to reshape GOP's image into Democrat Lite
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."
The first story out about this event.
Willard the Rat!
They need to re-listen to Rush at CPAC. Two or three times perhaps.
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.
I love your outlook there.
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”.
Screw Romney and his little dog Jeb.
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.
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.
You changed the title
I DID NOT change the title.
I posted it as it was on the article — FR rules.
Someone else changed the title.
Funny, the title wasn’t changed on another post for the exact same article:
See #8, that may give you a clue as to who changed your title.
Yeah that title is definitely not something you would have typed lol
The new title is PERFECT!
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).
Indeed, especially when it involves more people than the one mentioned in the title. It’s a GROUP effort.
ROMNEY GO HOME
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.
No shit shinola.
Destroying conservatism is ALWAYS a "group effort", leftists don't do ANYTHING as individuals.
Well, I didn’t write the article — the very first one out.
What can I say?
That was funny as heck. Rinoistan! We are being held hostage by a sort of terrorists.
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.
Why did you feel the need to repost an article that had already been posted?
I apologize. I had it already to go, and came back, and was too quick with the ENTER key.
I like the new title better. :-) There is more truth in it.
Huh? It was first posted four and a half hours before you posted it.
Love your title!
Oh, I didn’t check the post time. Sorry.
No big deal, there’s nothing wrong with two threads bashing Myth and his RINOsocialist cabal.
Consistency is a good thing.
“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.
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Romney would’ve made a helluva better President that either McLame or Hussein.
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?
President of what?
We already tried this with GWB and he was tarred and feathered.
if the republicans go bob dope 1996 or john mcstupid 2008,
i’m not voting.
You may have to REFRESH 2 or 3 times.
It worked for me doing that.
A slow server probably.
Romney is NOT a conservative and Jeb is ......well.....a Bush. They aren’t conservatives either
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.
LMAO! He never stopped running.
I think hes just helping the GOP.
Forcing conservatives out WILL NOT help the GOP it will destroy it.
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.
Empty language from someone who lobbied (along with Obama and McCain) for the socialist TARP abomination.
My error, it seems — assuming the difference in title is due to a FReeper’s change. I apologize to you.