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Here are your presidential choices as it stands today
April 16, 2012 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 04/16/2012 10:47:55 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Here are their positions on some major issues important to conservatives based on their actual records in government or past boasts.

Issue Obama Romney Newt
Advocated that abortion s/b safe & legal in America y y n
Defended Roe v Wade as settled law y y n
Advocated for abortion for underage girls without parental approval with judge's ok y y n
Supported planned parenthood y y n
Introduced $50 taxpayer funded abortion y y n
Supports homosexual agenda y y n
Better for homosexuals than Ted Kennedy y y n
Ok with homosexuals in Scouts y y n
Ok with homosexuals in military y y n
Supported and still supports global warming hoax y y n
Supports gun control (so-called "assault weapons" ban) y y n
Supports amnesty for illegal aliens (by any other name it's still amnesty) y y n
Is undeniable father of RomneyCare n y n
Is undeniable grandfather of ObamaCare n y n
Still boasts that RomneyCare is great! y y n
Still boasts that RomneyCare is a "conservative solution" n y n
Still believes RomneyCare is constitutional y y n
Still believes individual mandate ok at state level y y n
Believes state forcing individuals to buy health insurance is a conservative idea n y n
Believes compulsory health insurance with mandates and penalties s/b imposed on all states at state level n y n
Believes compulsory health insurance at state level is constitutional (states rights) ? y n
Believes the state has constitutional power to force you into a private contract against your will for no other reason than you live there y y n
Supports government "stimulus" spending claims more is necessary y y n
Believes personal income tax should be cut drastically (15% flat tax) n n y
Believes corp income tax should be cut drastically (12.5% corp rate) n n y
Believes capital expenditures should be 100% expensed in first year n n y
Believes capital gains tax should be eliminated n n y
Believes estate tax (death tax) should be eliminated n n y
Believes federal government must be drastically cut per constitutional limits n n y
Believes unconstitutional federal functions like education should be returned to the states and people per tenth amendment n n y
Believes social security/medicare s/b phased out/privatized/returned to states and people n n y
Believes everyone at EPA should be fired and start over as an agency to look for solutions/not hinder industry n n y
Believes the constitution restricts the government from infringing on inalienable rights n n y
Appoints/supports/cowers to liberal activist judges y y n
Will challenge activist judiciary n n y
Believes in founding principles and has best conservative record to back it up n n y


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To: dirtboy
The best way to slap the GOP-E is to show them that they might get their guy, but they won't get their way.

Absolutely.

261 posted on 04/16/2012 2:03:03 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BillyBoy
You must be LDS posting lies like that. He does not support global warming and we can post the video for you, again, if it would help. He has stated flatly on FOX roundtable that he was wrong on the mandate approach and is not advocating such an unConstitutional action, and we have the video for that too, if it really meant anything to you. You see, posting your lies tells us that you don't see anything wrong with lying for your religion candidate, so posting links to the videos won't change the mind of a lair for rominy:

Jim Robinson shows Newt is a pretty good fit to the Tea Party values: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2818986/posts?page=38#38

You could start your education with the above, if you were sincerely seeking information about topics you show ignorance or deception over.

262 posted on 04/16/2012 2:03:25 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Tzimisce
Who are you voting for? Socialist A or Socialist B?

I remember having that exact argument with Freepers who thought it perfectly fine to vote for Joe Lieberman in Connecticut a few years ago. "The Republican doesn't have a chance", they proclaimed. Better to get Joe than the REALLY liberal Democrat who won the primary. I said then that Joe was a socialist and part of the socialist Democrat party, and I would not suggest that conservatives vote for him because he is slightly less socialist than someone else.

Next time, our choices will be between Obama and Stalin, and there will be some Freepers saying we better vote for Obama and hold our nose.

263 posted on 04/16/2012 2:03:28 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: SoConPubbie

> Another load of steaming crap from a Romney proponent.

I am *NOT* a Romney proponent!

Right now, I’m considering writing-in Sarah Palin or Ron Paul for the General Election.

> The use of extreme exaggeration and hyperbole

The way things are going with 0bama0 and his Chicago thugs, the Black Pampers, Je$$e Jack$on, Al $harptongue, CAIR, and the VAST numbers of illegals, in our midst, not to mention the RAMPANT vote fraud, I don’t think that what I said is extreme exaggeration or hyperbole.

If (when?) the dollar collapses, I’m figuring that ammunition will be more fungible as currency than gold or even silver.


264 posted on 04/16/2012 2:05:53 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: itsahoot
the GOPe for doing this

The party didn't make the field weak and didn't make voters split the notRomney vote. The weak field and lack of unity in opposition got us here.

The party ain't the problem. Re-electing Obama fixed nothing before will fix nothing next time.

265 posted on 04/16/2012 2:06:11 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Dead Corpse

massive brainwash of majority of electorate?
barring that, Newt is going no where. thats the reality.


266 posted on 04/16/2012 2:06:11 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

We Freepers may be “few” in the grand scheme of things, but I have every intention of copying that chart and mailing it far and wide.

If we all did so....


267 posted on 04/16/2012 2:06:47 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Who is the Constitution Party and/or (gag) Libertarian party candidates?

I’d vote for either over Romney, even the pot-smoker from New Mexico. He’s a pro-abort, but woudl leave it to the states, and people would have to pay for it themselves. Sadly, that’s a huge improvement.


268 posted on 04/16/2012 2:09:49 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: FReepers
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

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269 posted on 04/16/2012 2:11:03 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: jpsb

He said only in the last 24 hours before the vote that he decided he would “probably vote yes,” after being against it and opposing it the entire week before, even calling it the worst kind of socialism in that Hannity interview, and proposing a much different plan. That’s all a very important qualification to put in there rather than just saying he “supported TARP.” The nuance is important.


270 posted on 04/16/2012 2:13:30 PM 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: markomalley

So, you think its wrong to vote for the opponent if the opponent is Romney..........? Wouldn’t that insure an Obama victory? So.......whats a person to do? The Pope isn’t running!


271 posted on 04/16/2012 2:14:48 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: RitchieAprile
If it's down to Romney or Zero, then a 3rd Party is all we can hope for. Palin at the top of either the LP or CP tickets fits that bill.

Until Willard snaps up the GOP delegates he needs, count me in the Newt camp. After that, count me in the 3rd Party camp and a pox on both their houses.

272 posted on 04/16/2012 2:15:27 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: MHGinTN
whom will moderate Catholics vote for, not against but for, when they are informed of the blasphemies and heresies at the heart of MormonISM and learn the true perspective by which Catholics are viewed by LDS inc followers?

I don't know, who will they vote for? A guy who believes in God or a guy who believes in Allah and has openly mocked on tape those who "bitterly cling to their god?"

273 posted on 04/16/2012 2:15:38 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Elsie
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274 posted on 04/16/2012 2:15:43 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: OrangeHoof

Since there is no difference between Romney and BHO who are you going to vote for?
If Gingrich is still on the ballot when the primary reaches California I will vote for him.
In the general I will not vote between a democrat communist and a Republican socialist/communist pretending to be a conservative.
All other offices yes, president no.


275 posted on 04/16/2012 2:16:22 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: SoConPubbie
A few other categories should be added:

My point was that in addition to those mentioned by Jim, there are other points worth consideration. We have to survive as a nation for any post-2012 strategy to have meaning. I, for one, still believe the world is a dangerous place. And unilateral disarmament will leave us vulnerable to foreign aggression. 'Peace through strength' is how Reagan put it.

So there are domestic concerns and there are foreign policy concerns. Each category bears on our future.

276 posted on 04/16/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Who is the Constitution Party and/or (gag) Libertarian party candidates?

Who is the candidates for these parties that we are to all support? Or does it matter?

277 posted on 04/16/2012 2:18:28 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Drew68; rwfromkansas
We got Samuel Alito after congressional Republicans told Bush "hell no!" on Harriet Miers.

There's always hope.


Why would you believe you could pressure Romney on his Judicial or other nominations when as Governor of MA he nominated 27 left-wing, Progressive Liberal Democrats out of 36 judicial nominations?

Furthermore:

Legal analysts say candidate Romney is different from Gov. Romney.

Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber said Romney’s appointments were constitutional “living document” poster children.

“Many of Romney’s appointments were not only liberal, not only Democrats, but were radical counter-constitutionalists. How on earth can we expect that, as president, he would be any different?” Barber asked rhetorically.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Mitt Romney’s actions as governor scream from the rooftops that he cannot be trusted with this most important of presidential responsibilities.”

Barber cites two specific examples of Romney’s radical appointments.

“As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney not only failed in this regard, he appointed a number of very liberal, if not radical, ‘living, breathing’-minded judges to the bench,” Barber said.

“Two that come to mind were extreme homosexualists Marianne C. Hinkle and Stephen Abany,” he said. “They both had a long history of pro-gay activism, yet Romney didn’t hesitate to put them on the bench.”

“These are people who outrageously believe the postmodern notion that newfangled ‘gay rights’ trump our constitutionally guaranteed First Amendment rights,” he said.

Baldwin agreed, citing Romney’s statements about the two requirements he actually used when selecting judges.

“Romney did focus on two criteria: their legal experience and whether they would be tough on crime. In other words, the nominee could be a gay activist or a pro-big government, pro-quota, pro-gun control Democrat Party hack who detests every judicial principle treasured by our founding fathers,” Baldwin said. “But if he happens to be tough on crime and have prosecutorial experience, he gets past the Romney filter. Many of Romney’s nominees fit that description.”

Baldwin added that Romney did have some ideological criteria for many of his nominees:

“It was criteria commonly used by the left. For starters, his nominees were mostly pro-abortion. Indeed, while campaigning for governor in 2002, Romney told the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) that his judicial nominees would more likely protect abortion rights than would those of a Democrat Governor, according to notes from a person attending this meeting.”

Another Romney criteria, Baldwin explained, was “diversity.”

“The other criteria consistently emphasized by Gov. Romney in deciding judicial selections was ‘diversity.’ This is the silly notion that judgeships should reflect the population in terms of race and gender and even sexual orientation, regardless of a person’s judicial philosophy,” he said. “Clearly, the use of diversity quotas demonstrates Romney’s lack of a coherent conservative worldview.”


Why is it that Romney supporters are so ignorant of his record?
278 posted on 04/16/2012 2:19:02 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Digger

What about Eric Holder, Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, Janet Napolitano, Kathleen Sebelius, Anita Dunn, Carol Browner, Valerie Jarrett, Kevin Jennings, and Elizabeth Warren (to name 10)? We aren’t just voting for a President.

Believe whatever you want about Mitt. If these people are stupid enough to believe that Romney would populate his administration with avowed Communists, then God help us all.


279 posted on 04/16/2012 2:20:04 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: sam_paine; MHGinTN
I don't know, who will they vote for? A guy who believes in God or a guy who believes in Allah and has openly mocked on tape those who "bitterly cling to their god?"

I think the point is Whose God?

The Mormon God is NOT the God of the Bible, it is the God of the Mormon Bible.

That may be of small concern to you, but for any serious Christian, it is of utmost importance.
280 posted on 04/16/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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