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Mitt will do fine
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 04/05/2012 12:05:13 PM PDT by Mustang Driver

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To: jersey117
What gets me is that Romney haters refuse to accept the primary results.

This year I have been reminded so many times of the quote attributed to the late Pauline Kael:

"How could Nixon have won?? Nobody I know voted for him!!"

There are far too many Freepers who live in their own little bubbles, and refuse to accept the reality that there are lots of GOP voters out in the big blue room who are just fine with a moderate candidate.

Instead of going out there to convince those middle of the road Republicans why Romney is a dismal candidate, most Freepers prefer to shout loudly in the echo chamber, and whinge about how they'll hold their breath 'till they turn blue if Romney is the nominee.

61 posted on 04/05/2012 1:19:06 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi tio esta enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Persevero

“All he’s got to do is approve the Keystone pipeline and some drilling here and there, lay off the coal plants, chip away at welfare, cancel Obamacare -”

What of liberty?
What of reigning in out of control gov’t spending”
What of massive change that is needed?
What of reigning in the fed?

He won’t get it done, nor sees a need for it. Hasn’t made a peep. He is a statist who will want to tidy up around the edges.


62 posted on 04/05/2012 1:19:13 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: kevao
Perhaps Romney should simply reply by asking why they want to know. He could also educate those in the press and the anti Mormons in general to the fact that other religions also have particular modes of dress that may seem quaint or unusual but are meaningful to the members who adhere to that faith. There are the obvious Amish and Mennonites, and any number of other religious denominations who chose their attire in accordance with their beliefs. Many religions also include cosmetics, hair cutting, facial hair and much more in their list of do's and dont's for their faithful. The ritual garments are many and varied for Catholics both in and out of the clergy. Every item a Catholic priest wears to say Mass has a symbolic meaning and nuns wear habits and the Pope wears a cassock and some priests still wear beretta's and on and on. Surely the media, as well as even the most hateful and spitful anti Mormons, would not want to embarrass themselves by appearing so ignorant of world wide religious practices as to make so much of what type undergarments a Mormon wears. p>
63 posted on 04/05/2012 1:19:26 PM PDT by mountainfolk ( God bless America)
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To: cotton1706
Romney, should he be elected, will likely be like Dwight Eisenhower, a semi-conservative leader. He will not be a Reagan and hopefully not a Nixon. Typically, he’ll ride the line right between the two and that makes him similar to Eisenhower.

LMAO, where you getting this crazy idea?

Because Romney's electoral history goes against everything you just said.

Romney's one election win was done running on a pro-abortion, pro-sodomy platform. Once he realized he couldn't win another term, and started eying the White House, he pretended to change his stances and pretended to be a Conservative, but his entire political history before he started running for the White House was based on a very liberal mindset.

The only difference between a liberal like Romney with an (R) next to his name, and a liberal like Obama with a (D) next to his name is how fast they are going to take you down the road to socialism. Obama wants to head there at top speed, Romney is willing to go slow enough that gullible Republicans don't realize where he's taking them.

And may God help us, because there are a lot of gullible Republicans who are burying their heads in the sand over Romney.
64 posted on 04/05/2012 1:19:31 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: jersey117
I just don’t understand conservatives bashing success.

I trust you do understand conservatives bashing pro-abortion, pro-sodomy politicians?

I will not cast a vote to raise such a person to high office.

65 posted on 04/05/2012 1:20:42 PM PDT by Lady Lucky ( Romney -- the pink slime of presidential politics)
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To: luvbach1

“And if Romney uses some of the same ammunition McCain had available but declined to use, and I think he will, 0bummer likely will twist and writhe like a worm on a hook.

He seems to have arrived at the theme, “Obama is a bit out of touch”

OOOOOOooooooohhhhhh!! Devastating!!!!!


66 posted on 04/05/2012 1:21:01 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: jersey117
What gets me is that Romney haters refuse to accept the primary results. You all think some 100% conservative knight in shining armor is going to come riding in to save the day. It’s not happening. People we wanted to run didn’t even get in the race. Those who did were eliminated during the process. This is what we’re left with — reality check.

I'm not going to vote for a pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, pro-gun control liberal pretending to be a Republican so he can get in the White House. A lot of people take abortion seriously, because it's murder. Romney will not win without us.

And don't tell me that we have to choose between Obama and Romney, because Obama is an excuse for people to vote for Romney, not a reason, and there is a huge difference.
67 posted on 04/05/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

PF,
I’ve never tried it. As such, I hope your recovery continues.
I just couldn’t come up with any other possible explanation - other than
hallucinatory - to explain why you would post what you did...


68 posted on 04/05/2012 1:25:03 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: Mustang Driver
Mitts record and own words demonstrate just how fine he will not do.

He may win the nod but he will not get my vote. If he loses blame those who backed a liberal.

69 posted on 04/05/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: Mustang Driver

Vote for Romney and nothing will change. The President will still be Barack Obama. The GOP will still be squishy and decomposing into a second liberal party.
Refuse to vote for Romney, now and in November, and let the GOP know it in the most emphatic terms, and maybe something will change.
If not, at least you tried.
Don’t just sell out, submit, and roll over.


70 posted on 04/05/2012 1:28:03 PM PDT by Lady Lucky ( Romney -- the pink slime of presidential politics)
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To: WOSG
Romney is more intelligent, articulate and capable as an executive leader than those three. If we survived Eisenhower and GHWBush, we can survive moderate Romney.

Can we survive nationalized health care when it is promoted and defended by a Republican president?

Can we survive onerous, energy-killing regulation in the name of the environment when it is promoted and defended by a Republican president?

Can we survive activist liberal judges when they are appointed by a Republican president?

Can we survive a succeeding Democrat president who will make Obama's politics look conservative by comparision, just as Obama made Clinton look benign by comparision?

You and others will challenge: "Yeah, but, can we survive another four years of Obama?"

To that I say: YES, if the Republican party's brand as an antidote to big government is defended and preserved, and if we vote such that both Romney AND Obama receive a very, very small plurality of votes.

If Obama is re-elected with 42 percent or less of the vote, the Republican party will get a boost in strength to oppose him. "The sky is falling!" Chicken Littles who predict the End of the World if Obama wins, are guessing. Yet if Romney wins, even with a small plurality, there's no guessing -- it's absolutely certain: liberalism would become stronger in both parties and the ability of Republicans to oppose it would be debilitated.

"Moderate" Romney, who would surrender the Republican party to liberalism, would be nearly impossible to survive; there's more hope with a weakened, fractured Obama.

71 posted on 04/05/2012 1:35:56 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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To: jersey117

“success”: Strawman. Romney: Don’t want!


72 posted on 04/05/2012 1:36:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Lady Lucky
I trust you do understand conservatives bashing pro-abortion, pro-sodomy politicians?

Do you really believe that in his heart he is all of those things? Or did he go along to get along during a time when MOST republicans were cowed into the corner and afraid to profess their pro life views or any conservative views. Until GW came along and openly talked about Jesus and his own pro life stance, it wasn't a popular thing to do. We still see it happening with some of the establishment republicans in congress - they are afraid of being called homophobic or racist or anti-women. Look what happened to Trent Lott and Steve Macacca Allen and others. The times are changing and the new Republicans like Ryan, Rubio, DeMint, West, etc. are finally starting to fight back on the things we believe in. Giving Romney has been taking it to obama a chance to do so sure beats the alternative.

73 posted on 04/05/2012 1:38:20 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: af_vet_rr
Saying "Romney is a formidable threat to win the Republican nomination" - which is what I have been saying for a year - is not the same thing as saying "I like Romney and want him to win".

There has not been a conservative alternative to Romney who entered the race without a trunkload of baggage.

The circular firing squad manned by the conservative base sure didn't help either. How many Freepers who bitched endlessly about Perry or Bachmann or Cain wouldn't give a quart of blood to have one of those three instead of Romney now?? Too late!!

In a nutshell, it's fine with me if you loathe Romney. But anyone who underestimates his appeal to a large segment of the GOP electorate is, basically, delusional.

74 posted on 04/05/2012 1:38:34 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi tio esta enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: ScottinVA

Good point. I am harboring hope for a miracle where we have a truly viable alternative to Romney AND Obama.


75 posted on 04/05/2012 1:39:06 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Thanks for your kind words. :^)


76 posted on 04/05/2012 1:44:05 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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To: Mustang Driver

I can’t believe that Don Surber wrote this. Over the past few weeks, he’s really written some great stuff. This undoes all of it.

Mitt Romney is electable because he’s produced a couple of good sound bites against Obama? But what about all the things that Romney stands for? Tax funded baby killing. Gay marriage on demand. Government takeover of healthcare. Crony capitalism. Contempt for the little people. He is no better than Obama. Our only hope is either to unite behind a conservative write-in candidate, or to gain a majority in the House and Senate and deadlock everything for another four years. Easier to do that with a crazed Communist Democrat in the White House than a crazed Communist Republican.


77 posted on 04/05/2012 1:45:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
He seems to have arrived at the theme, “Obama is a bit out of touch”

OOOOOOooooooohhhhhh!! Devastating!!!!!

He will have to "step it up a bit" and I really think (and hope) he will. He could let Newt sock it to 0bummer too, as only he can. This needs to be a battle from multiple fronts.

78 posted on 04/05/2012 1:49:00 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: donna

There has been an increased interest in the Constitution and constitutional government. I’m writing a book on the subject myself which will, I hope, add to this.

I think the people have awoken and will work to thwart further encroachments on their liberty. I see similarities to the 1760’s when the people started to get a sense of the conspiracy against them. We’re learing their tricks.

Romney may gain the executive power of the people (and actually I think he will do a good job with the executive branch to halt the bureaucrats encroachment on our liberties), but the people through the congress must keep him in check. We conservaitives are through being silent just because there’s a republican in office.


79 posted on 04/05/2012 1:59:09 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
McCain also sat on his hands and played dumb

McCain wasn't playing.

80 posted on 04/05/2012 1:59:45 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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