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Romney Opposed The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts (January 7, 2008)
SC Hotline ^ | January 7, 2008

Posted on 04/07/2012 12:12:19 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Thompson for President press release

Romney Opposed The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts

“In 2003, the Governor refused to endorse the Bush tax cuts,

earning the praise of Massachusetts liberal congressman Barney Frank.”

(“The Romney Record: Promise and Puzzlement,” Club For Growth, www.clubforgrowth.org, accessed 9/12/07)

Romney Said He “Won’t Be A Cheerleader” For Tax Cut Proposals He Disagrees With. “According to the observer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Romney told the delegation that he ‘won’t be a cheerleader’ for proposals he doesn’t agree with, ‘but I have to keep a solid relationship with the White House.’” (Wayne Washington and Glen Johnson, “Romney Weighs In – Carefully – On Bush Tax Cut Plan; Governor Won’t Give His Endorsement,” Boston Globe, 4/11/03)

Romney’s Position Pleased Liberal Barney Frank. “‘I was very pleased,’ Frank said afterward. ‘Here you have a freshman governor refusing to endorse a tax cut presented by a Republican president at the height of his wartime popularity.’” (Wayne Washington and Glen Johnson, “Romney Weighs In – Carefully – On Bush Tax Cut Plan; Governor Won’t Give His Endorsement,” Boston Globe, 4/11/03)


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney

1 posted on 04/07/2012 12:12:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
Well if he's good enough for Bwany Fwanks respect....
2 posted on 04/07/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SoConPubbie
Romney Said He “Won’t Be A Cheerleader” For Tax Cut Proposals He Disagrees With

Can we have the full quote please? The "disagree" part is not in quotes for some strange reason making me think he said something different.

Not that I like Romney, but we had a "quote" from him yesterday on the Augusta Golf Club that turned out to be twisted around by the MSM which communicated something different than Romney was actually saying.

Again, do you have the full quote?

3 posted on 04/07/2012 12:23:05 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SoConPubbie

Is there a reason Romney stories are posted here? It is pretty clear how he is thought of here. Just seems like a complete waste of bandwidth.


4 posted on 04/07/2012 12:35:09 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
Is there a reason Romney stories are posted here? It is pretty clear how he is thought of here. Just seems like a complete waste of bandwidth.

Yeah, I guess to a Romney supporter this must be hurtful to your cause, right?
5 posted on 04/07/2012 12:38:18 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; The Iceman Cometh
Is there a reason Romney stories are posted here? It is pretty clear how he is thought of here. Just seems like a complete waste of bandwidth.

I guess sometimes the truth can be so inconvenient.
6 posted on 04/07/2012 12:39:19 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

While I do not like Romney or never will, I feel sorry for him.

As soon as the MSM gives him the nomination, they will spend the remainder of the campaign attacking his mormon faith.

We all know it is going to happen, the elephant is in the room and everyone is pretending it isn’t there.


7 posted on 04/07/2012 12:46:57 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

What’s amazing to me is how hard some will work to defeat Romney, while ignoring Obama completely. Its like we’ve got this cancer taking hold of our country, and they’re worried about a little dandruff.


8 posted on 04/07/2012 12:48:16 PM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I don’t feel sorry for Romney, I feel sorry for all the Americans who will suffer because of his nomination.


9 posted on 04/07/2012 12:49:56 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I don’t feel sorry for Romney, I feel sorry for all the Americans who will suffer because of his nomination.


10 posted on 04/07/2012 12:50:03 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: what's up

It’s not really a quote from Romney. It’s a quote from an anonymous source who claimed that Romney said this during a private, unrecorded meeting.


11 posted on 04/07/2012 12:54:01 PM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Look at his profile page and past post. He used FR to barrage us with anti-McCain./Palin post right up to the 2008 election. And because Romney is not popular here, he feels he has complete impunity to do it again. Post after post after post.


12 posted on 04/07/2012 1:13:10 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: magritte; SoConPubbie
It’s a quote from an anonymous source

I figured as much, and not a complete quote at that.

I saw there was something fishy when I saw that the original poster couldn't come up with the quote.

I don't like Romney, but these MSM-type tactics are getting old.

13 posted on 04/07/2012 1:31:22 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Romney has enough warts without us resorting to Politico-style “anonymous source” crap. It makes us look bad.


14 posted on 04/07/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: magritte
Agreed.

We know what Romney's faults are. No need to lie to make up more.

I haven't seen a story yet that quotes him as bashing the Bush tax cuts. He may not have verbally endorsed them, but he didn't bash them as far as I know.

And his position now is that he will extend them. I mean, even Obama went against his campaign promises and extended the Bush tax cuts so I highly doubt that Romney won't.

15 posted on 04/07/2012 1:43:12 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SoConPubbie
Yeah, I guess to a Romney supporter this must be hurtful to your cause, right?

Nope, not a Romney supporter. Pretty much all of the Repub candidates are terrible.

16 posted on 04/07/2012 2:18:33 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: SoConPubbie
I guess sometimes the truth can be so inconvenient.

No, I'm series... Are they any Romney supporters here at Free Republic? I don't think I've seen any. So, again, my main point is why waste time on someone we all agree sucks?

17 posted on 04/07/2012 2:21:19 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

OCD?


18 posted on 04/07/2012 2:58:14 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You feel sorry for Romney? How can you feel sorry for someone who has divided the Republican party and extinguished voter enthusiasm with his scorched-early primary campaign?

I hope the MSM ruins Romney’s career. He deserves it for his despicable actions.


19 posted on 04/07/2012 3:05:03 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Cato in PA

*Scorched-EARTH, not scorched early, although Romney did start carpet-bombing his opponents quite quickly.


20 posted on 04/07/2012 3:06:32 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: what's up; magritte
I don't like Romney, but these MSM-type tactics are getting old.

Yeah, kind of like the MSM tactic you just employed, taking one comment that can't be sourced and trying to label all the evidence that I've posted that is sourced as invalid.

What's wrong, the truth about your boy bother you?
21 posted on 04/07/2012 3:21:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: The Iceman Cometh
No, I'm series... Are they any Romney supporters here at Free Republic? I don't think I've seen any. So, again, my main point is why waste time on someone we all agree sucks?

You're kidding right?

Look at the posts by Freepers demanding we vote for Romney or it's a vote for Obama.

You don't think those are Romney supporters?
22 posted on 04/07/2012 3:27:19 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
trying to label all the evidence that I've posted that is sourced

Who's the source? Where's the quote?

Gimme some REAL info.

And, no, Romney's not my boy...never has been. Just because I can't find a quote from him doesn't mean I like him.

23 posted on 04/07/2012 4:11:58 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SoConPubbie

Actually, I limited my comment to your post topic. It’s a prime example of Politico-style BS that should rightly be shunned by conservatives. I didn’t comment on your other posts, but will if I have the urge.


24 posted on 04/07/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: Cato in PA

He didn’t divide the Republican party. The establishment did. They are the ones telling us to take a backseat and let them drive the bus into the ditch.

We finally stood up to them in 2010. What happened? All of a sudden, the Tea Party is invisible.


25 posted on 04/07/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Look at the posts by Freepers demanding we vote for Romney or it's a vote for Obama. You don't think those are Romney supporters?

No. I would not classify those as Romney supporters. Since the conservatives FAILED to put up someone electable, now it is time to be pragmatic and move the ball forward as much as possible. Another 4 years of Obama will be a complete disaster.

26 posted on 04/12/2012 6:35:18 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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