Skip to comments.Here are your presidential choices as it stands today
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.
|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|
Well, unfortunately, we all seem to disagree on who is a “conservative candidate” so it’s No anybody else but Obama.
The point of my previous post is the other poster was against Newt.
All that is going to matter with the next President is who will he appoint to SCOTUS. That court will dominate the USA for at least a generation. Obama will appoint the highly progressive justices as he has already done twice. Romney is somewhat more likely to appoint a conservative. I will take that chance with Romney over the sure thing with Obama.
Romney appoints liberal judges. He’s an abortionist, homosexualist, statist. No thanks!
I am aware of the way bills are passed into law. While bills “originate” in the House and Senate, the President can use his “bully pulpit” to pressure Congress.
My point is that a Republican (especially a liberal one like Mitt) is far more likely to sway a Republican majority in Congress with bad policy than Obama could.
I also think 4 more years of Obama will strengthen the Conservative cause. His first term brought about the Tea Party. Think of what the second term would do.
Up until now, Progressives have been very patient. They’ve made very gradual changes to this country to suit their cause. Obama is screwing that all up by introducing this country to Socialism FAR TO QUICKLY.
I think Obama could be the best thing to happen to Conservatism. :D
you are delusional and assume there will be an America in which a conservative movement can exist much less grow.
The Tea Party redux will involve revolution
Anyone who actually belives that leaving Obama in place is no better than a democrat loser.
There are SCOTUS appointments to consider.
Obama will simply bypass Congress as he is doing now.
Your guns will be removed.
You can kiss sites like FR goodbye because Obama will end them.
Conservatives will get the blame for more Obama and conservatives will have marginalized themselves into oblivion.
This kind of talk is delusional and ridiculous.
Think of what the second term would do.
The first was plenty bad enough for me and imagine what it would be like to say that to a soldier.
I think Obama could be the best thing to happen to Conservatism.
Some on here have gone so far as to say they're going to vote for Obama, I assume based on similar logic.
I see it as a 'rule the ruins' fantasy. And a dangerous one.
So we all write in Newt on 11/6/12, "or else", huh?
It's good to know where we stand. But I admit, I'm giving the idea of a write-in a lot of thought. Unfortunately, a write-in would only work if the entire conservative/Republican base agreed on one; but between Gingrich, Perry, Palin and Paul, there would be too much splintering.
That said, it's not over 'til the fat lady sings, and the convention is still months away.
Well, we each have to do what we think is right. I simply cannot vote third party or not vote at all with Obama in office.
I guess we have to agree to disagree. I can’t vote third party or not vote at all with Obama up for re-election.
In that case, you've got two choices: Socialist A, or Socialist B.
Choose wisely. /sarc
This Primary does NOT have Obama running.....he's not in this race...and for the life of me I cannot understand why those who say they are conservative have already determined to "Not vote third party, not vote at all" as you stated...when there is STILL a Conservative candidate running.....Newt is still running..and even Paul.
This is why I do not give those who say they're voting Romney room at all.....they've gone over to the other side way too early and cannot justify why doing so, unless they weren't conservativve Republicans in the first place...there's still Candidates running ! And they are simply ignoring that fact.
The primary in my state is over. Santorum took the state pretty handily.
I wanted Bachman. I thought Cain/Gingrich would be a great ticket.
But I would vote for Elmer Fudd instead of 0bama. ABO. Anybody But 0Bama.
If this were a conservative site, rather than a necon site, Ron Paul would be listed. Free Republic has fallen so far it’s a shame. A real shame. I’m disappointed in ya Jim.
Well, piss on you. Paul too.
Your problem with FR has been solved.
Go Newt! Come on Delaware!