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We're All in Trouble
The American Spectator ^ | April 10, 2012 | Quin Hillyer

Posted on 04/11/2012 4:12:31 AM PDT by BO Stinkss

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To: BO Stinkss

A horrid article.

The writer makes no principled arguments whatsoever - they’re all utilitarain - and then sells all principle down the river.

The Republican Party has gone insane.


51 posted on 04/11/2012 5:31:33 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: tired&retired

Soros owns BOTH Romney (JET Blue) and Obama (SSDD).

Soros will decide in November who will be our King.


52 posted on 04/11/2012 5:31:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: BO Stinkss
Plus, he's a perfect caricature for Obama's anti-corporate-elite message to take root. Plus, he's plastic.

Barf. Americans want a business guy.
53 posted on 04/11/2012 5:35:01 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: MrB

“Scytl... skittles... coincidence?”

Many colors, but they all taste the same! Personally, I don’t like skittles either.

I meant to say Scytl board and officers cross referenced to Soros in Google yields Bildegerger Group common link. But I’m sure that will be wiped clean real soon!


54 posted on 04/11/2012 5:35:38 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: BO Stinkss

Get over your crying in you beer soon, because by not getting behind the ONLY OPTION AVAILABLE, you ensure the destruction of America.

There is a vast difference between Obama’s “Burning the House Down” and Romney’s POTENTIAL for inadequately maintaining the home.

There will be no America to save in 4 years, if Obama stays in office.


55 posted on 04/11/2012 5:35:57 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Whoever wrote this has no clue what they’re talking about. Even Jesus Christ himself couldn’t unseat Ted Kennedy. Death was the only salvation for us.


56 posted on 04/11/2012 5:39:14 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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57 posted on 04/11/2012 5:43:06 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: G Larry
There is a vast difference between Obama’s “Burning the House Down” and Romney’s POTENTIAL for inadequately maintaining the home.

Consider that analogy stolen with my compliments... :)

58 posted on 04/11/2012 5:46:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: BO Stinkss
This is a man who lost by 17 points to an incredibly weakened Ted Kennedy (people forget how vulnerable Kennedy was that year) in one of the most pro-Republican years in history, 1994

This isn't a fair knock. Jesus Christ himself, arising from the dead, could have run against Kennedy in 1994 and lost by double digits. Mitt actually looked pretty good for awhile, before Kennedy brought out the howitzer attack ads painting Mitt as a merciless capitalist who bought companies just to lay off poor black and hispanic wage earners.

59 posted on 04/11/2012 5:46:36 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Times are tough...the gop manages to select yet another estasblishment creep (aka romney). Who is John Galt?


60 posted on 04/11/2012 5:46:46 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Biggirl

And the other choice is a Kenyan muslim


61 posted on 04/11/2012 5:50:59 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: BO Stinkss
Conservatives would do far better for themselves to hold their noses and work hard for Romney than they would if they stood back, stayed home, and watched the forces of Big Government complete their extreme makeover of American society.

Letting the country burn just because your candidate for Fire Chief didn't win is NOT an option.

62 posted on 04/11/2012 5:51:10 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: tired&retired

It’s just what an electable republican looks like in Massachusetts


63 posted on 04/11/2012 5:52:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: RitaOK

I don’t know if it makes sense to go third party. We did have a lot of success primarying out RINOs in the past couple years. We just couldn’t muster the kind of fundraising or other power to do it in the presidential primary. I think it makes more sense to have our own funding apparatus that can back a real conservative candidate in the primary next time. And starting earlier and getting endorsements lined up earlier will help. Taking over the existing machine still seems like it would be easier than creating a new one.


64 posted on 04/11/2012 5:55:07 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: BO Stinkss
Algebra 101:

(Mitt Romney) + (1 personality) + (1.5 libidos) - $200000000 = Bill Clinton

65 posted on 04/11/2012 6:07:21 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Not voting for etchamitt...no way...no how)
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To: tired&retired

That and his daughter is dying.


66 posted on 04/11/2012 6:09:08 AM PDT by DManA
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To: BO Stinkss

More important than defeating Obama is defeating the entrenched parasitic RINO establishment.

Because otherwise there is no party for conservatives.

Conservatives will still exist in 2016 and if they succeed in purging their party of RINO democrat infiltrators, they will have a party to take back the country.

But supporting Romney means selling out one’s conservative values for an ‘R’ label.

Romney will support gay marriage.
Romney will support abortion on demand.
Romney will appoint liberal justices to the Supreme Court.

But it does not matter what Romney will do because he will lose to Obama.

So we will have 4 years of Obama.

If the GOP can take control of the Senate, keep the House, then conservatives can stop much of what Obama will attempt to do.

In the meantime, the GOP establishment must go.


67 posted on 04/11/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: cripplecreek
“He’s not a RINO, he’s an outright democrat running as a republican. We may as well have Joe Lieberman as our nominee.”

I read comments from other sites saying the republic depends on electing Mitt Romney, and waving their Republican bloody shirts. The fools are just taking a bite out the same turd sandwich the Republican losers have cooked up for us again and again. The GOP is throwing the game again, as they did in 1996 and 2008.

Romney is a stooge. If elected, his rhetoric would be different, but his actions would be exactly the same as Obama’s. The GOP did this on purpose. They can't even act the part of opponents anymore. They don't even pretend well.

68 posted on 04/11/2012 6:38:03 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: RitaOK

I agree wholeheartedly. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR MITT ROMNEY! I am now a Constitution Party member. Hope Newt comes on over in 2016.


69 posted on 04/11/2012 6:48:27 AM PDT by oac1947
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To: tired&retired

Personally, I don’t like skittles either.”

That’s racist!


70 posted on 04/11/2012 6:52:41 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: BO Stinkss
Does anyone have the article that showed how romney/gop changed the way many of the states delegates were allocated to help romney? I think Florida was split, but was changed during the election to winner take all? Blue states tended to be winner take all (they knew romney would get the liberals) and red states were split, so romney would get some. I would love to see who helped him with this. I know some people who worked his campaign in certain states helped with that state changes. Thanks
71 posted on 04/11/2012 6:54:59 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: RitaOK
I agree wholeheartedly, RitaOK. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY! I am now a member of the Constitution Party and hope Newt comes on over with us and seeks the Constitution Party nomination in 2016! The Republican Party is now officially dead....at least as far as I am concerned.
72 posted on 04/11/2012 7:05:20 AM PDT by oac1947
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To: BO Stinkss

Romney will be a disaster. The GOP is dead to me.


73 posted on 04/11/2012 7:31:25 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: oac1947

oac, I can’t do it this cycle. In the event of a worse case scenario, where the people don’t reverse Romney’s gains and finish this primary for Newt to be able to broker a convention, and we see Romney getting 1144, I am not in for a communist this cycle. I’ll have to take the socialist Romney.

I can’t do it to the memory of my WWII parents, nor my little grandkids.

Talk to me after the general. I am all in for a Third Party, with a shrewd operator to lead us. We have to find him/her. (HER being doubtful, on the shrewd.) Not cute, but shrewd and politically accomplished.


74 posted on 04/11/2012 7:31:57 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: ConservativeDude

To quote Pelosi: “Romney, we just have to vote for him to see who he really is!!!”

Too bad we can’t vote for “None of the Above” like in the old Richard Pryor movie.


75 posted on 04/11/2012 7:53:03 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: G Larry
***** Get over your crying in you beer soon, because by not getting behind the ONLY OPTION AVAILABLE, you ensure the destruction of America.

There is a vast difference between Obama’s “Burning the House Down” and Romney’s POTENTIAL for inadequately maintaining the home.

There will be no America to save in 4 years, if Obama stays in office. ******

I 100% agree with you, Larry. I'd like to say I don't like Romney either, but we're left with 2 choices. It's either Obama or Romney. So, which do we want? For me, the choice is very easy. I'd vote for Bill Clinton before Obama...I'd vote for Carter before casting a vote for Obama.

My attitude is... In 2012, it's ANYBODY, but Obama.

76 posted on 04/11/2012 7:59:19 AM PDT by Valk Rider
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To: BO Stinkss

If Romney doesn’t keep up the scathing attack ads when he faces Obummer, we’ll know for certain that he really is a Dem in RINO clothing.

During his failed race against Teddy K, I remember my amazement at how Romney NEVER used any of the truckload of negatives he could have thrown against the Swimmer. Romney just smiled sweetly and stayed positive, and got what he deserved.

I’m still holding out hope for a brokered convention. GO NEWT!


77 posted on 04/11/2012 8:15:40 AM PDT by DNME (Paging SARAH PALIN! Please pick up any white courtesy phone.)
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To: BO Stinkss
The GOP establishment -- the money men, the consultants who so repeatedly spread the message that only Romney could beat Obama while they angled for a piece of the lucrative campaign pie, the hangers-on and officious kingmakers, and the cultural elitists who secretly share much of the big media's cultural attitudes and disdain for middle America -- now must prove they can actually deliver a victory. If they can't, the GOP should have a figurative bloodletting that banishes them forever from party power.

The GOP Establishment has to be held accountable ...

78 posted on 04/11/2012 8:22:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Voter#537

If the election is so critical then maybe a serious conservative candidate should have been nominated. Have fun voting for the ghost of Thomas Dewey. Mark Levin has already jumped on the whore bandwagon for Romney. Ameritopia and Liberty & Tyranny are in the trash. All the cult members can vote for RINO. That’s the choice two fake Christians: Liberation Theology and a phony baloney Mormon.


79 posted on 04/11/2012 8:34:22 AM PDT by HectorOne
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To: muir_redwoods
Romney won a state-wide office as a republican in Massachusetts. This is a rare And wonderful thing even if he is a RINO

Apparently, you're unaware that Republicans held the governorship the eight years before Romney took office.

Or that Romney's failures were so great that the Republican party held less seats in the Massachusetts legislation after he was done than at any time since the civil war. That is a sneak peak as to what will happen to the Republican party nationally if he is elected.

80 posted on 04/11/2012 10:00:50 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: nathanbedford
It seems to me Diogenes that you're concerned about losing the soul of the Republican Party and the author, as am I, is concerned about losing the soul of America.

Far more damage is going to be done to "American's soul" with eight years of Romney and other Democrats and weakened Republican party (which will be devastated by a Romney Presidency) than it will be by a lame-duck President and stronger Republican party (which will see a growing number of conservatives elected).

81 posted on 04/11/2012 10:05:47 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: no dems
Am I wrong in saying that four more years of Obama will destroy this nation?

Yes. The comment is either an example of hyperbole or paranoia.

Resistance will grow stronger to Obama in his second term that, ultimately, will produce positive results.

If Romney is elected, all the gains we made in 2010 are wiped out and we're back to where we were under Bush after the 2008 election.

82 posted on 04/11/2012 10:09:40 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Kazan

I am not unaware of any of the facts you have unnecessarily recited. I allowed for them when I used the term “rare” and didn’t use a term like “unprecedented”.

Careful reading is a valuable life skill.


83 posted on 04/11/2012 10:10:59 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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Ya’ll could of supported Newt, but nooooo....


84 posted on 04/11/2012 10:15:57 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Kazan
My political memory goes back at least to Eisenhower and since that time I can recall only one conservative president, Ronald Reagan, and yet despite all those Rinos the Republic has somehow survived.

But of all the Democrats during that time, none, not Jimmy Carter and not Lyndon Johnson, represented a threat to the survival of the country.

If you can credibly assure me that the Republic will survive four more years of Obama, I will rest easy with his reelection but then in logic you must forgive me if I do not behold in terror the prospect of Romney's election.

The question is the survival of the nation, not the survival of a party that has never been pure.


85 posted on 04/11/2012 10:16:09 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: muir_redwoods
Unlike YOU, I did my research. A Republicans held the governorship for 12 years before Romney was elected. There REPUBLICAN governors were in office before Romney too over.

Instead of making snarky comments, why not just admit you were wrong and didn't have your facts straight. It will be understandable since you're a Romney shill.

86 posted on 04/11/2012 10:20:01 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: nathanbedford
My political memory goes back at least to Eisenhower and since that time I can recall only one conservative president, Ronald Reagan

That isn't the issue. Romney is far more liberal than even George W. Bush. Other liberal Republicans (Nixon, Ford, Bush 41) did tremendous damage to the nation, far more than a lame-duck Democrat will do with a Republican congress.

87 posted on 04/11/2012 10:24:12 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Diogenesis

My 2 cents,

F**K Romney

F**K the RINO GOP

If even SOROS says there`s not a dime`s worth of difference between the two then let their messiah drive the US economy over the cliff at 100 mph instead of RINO Romney doing the same thing except at 55 mph


88 posted on 04/11/2012 10:39:34 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Kazan
Romney is far more liberal than even George W. Bush.

That is debatable but let's just consider one vital aspect of conservatism: fiscal responsibility. George Bush was certainly irresponsible and I believe we can be reasonably sure that Romney will be far less profligate than Bush was. Bush left us in a place where we could not defend ourselves against Obama and where we were left without standing to politically challenge Obama's spending.

This aspect has now become more than important, it literally spells life or death for the nation. If you believe that Romney will be more spendthrift than Bush we have a reasonable argument about which reasonable men might differ but please do not try to convince me that Romney will be more spendthrift than Obama.

The problem with Obama in the White House is that the critical problem in spending is entitlements and as long as Obama is in a position to frustrate congresses' attempts to reform entitlements, the nation proceeds in warp speed toward fiscal disintegration. Surely, he would not attempt to convince us that Romney would do the same?

Moreover, the life of the nation is at stake in international affairs in which Iran is about to get the bomb and that means the war of militant Islam to take over United States will have made a whole new turn. We will then face the serious possibility of bombs being smuggled across our southern border and exploded in our cities accompanied by demands for submission to sharia.

Surely you do not contend that Romney will sit passively in the face of an Iran arming itself the bomb?

Each of these two examples, and there could be more, demonstrate as clearly as we are given to foresee why the nation is imperiled under a presidency of Barack Obama and would not be under peril with Mitt Romney.

Fidelity to the Republican Party, or even to conservatism, is not the same as patriotism. We are talking about the survival of the Republic and nothing less.


89 posted on 04/11/2012 10:48:20 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: BO Stinkss
Algebra 101:

(Mitt Romney) + (1 personality) + (1.5 libidos) - $200000000 = Bill Clinton

90 posted on 04/11/2012 10:58:21 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Not voting for etchamitt...no way...no how)
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To: central_va
Indeed!

“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” -- Alexander Hamilton

91 posted on 04/11/2012 11:23:01 AM PDT by houeto
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To: tired&retired
I don’t know how to post a pic.....

It doesn't matter in this case. I was going to post it for you but it is a Getty Image and is not allowed here.

92 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:19 AM PDT by houeto
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To: Kazan

Resistance will grow stronger to Obama in his second term that, ultimately, will produce positive results.
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BULLSH**. You might consider getting some intense Therapy. Obama’s Executive Orders and non-elected czars will run rough shod over The Constitution. If he has been as bold as he is in his first term, just wait until he does not have to answer to the Electorate again. And The Supreme Court will be packed with Liberals for the rest of our lifetime. The damage he can do is endless.


93 posted on 04/11/2012 11:34:37 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Diogenesis

If Romney is on the ticket, MILLIONS WILL NOT VOTE.
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Damn, it’s hard to believe that there are that many ignorant friggin’ people in the U.S. When we need to take back the Senate and hold The House, they won’t even bother to go vote and by-pass the Prez Election and vote in the down-ballot races is amazing. Well, I guess there are more dumb asses out there than I thought.


94 posted on 04/11/2012 11:43:54 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Kazan

First off, I presently live in Connecticut about 10 miles from the Massachusetts line. I own property in Waltham Massachusetts and I have lived in Massachusetts in my life for a total of 9 years so I’m fairly familiar with a good bit of the 392 year history of the place. I didn’t need to do any research to be aware of Weld and Cellucci.

I suppose you can assert that a republican winning state-wide office in Massachusetts is common and not at all rare but the facts say otherwise.

I’m a shill for no one as there isn’t a decent person running this time including Gingrich, Paul and Santorum.


95 posted on 04/11/2012 12:41:55 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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