Skip to comments.8 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Is More Right Wing Than George W. Bush
Posted on 04/26/2012 8:47:34 PM PDT by NoLibZone
1. Bush passed a huge tax cut plan, mostly benefiting the wealthy. Romneys tax cut plan is four times larger, more heavily weighted to benefit ultra wealthy.
2. Bush signed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. Romney supports repealing virtually all campaign finance laws.
3. Bush supported comprehesive immigration reform, a path to citizenship for 12 million undocumented immigrants and provisions of the DREAM Act. Romney opposes all of it.
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I like a good joke as well—or better—than the next guy, but puhleeze ....
I expect we’ll see more and more of risible twaddle like this as Romney and his greasy robots come around in the months to close us on his his snake oil sale: wheedling (”Romney is actually conservative. Did I say conservative? I meant to say `right wing’!”) rationalizing (”Sitting out is a vote for Obama!” No, it isn’t.) and cajoling, making arguments that `Sitting at home will get us Obama!’ as in 2008, when we swallowed our vomit and voted for Palin and still lost because Obama was an unknown, while McCain was a “moderate” looser. Like Romney.
The American public has taken Obama’s measure and he has been found lacking. Like Romney, here on FR.
If the public and GOP want to vote for a “moderate” looser, more power to `em—they can go to hell any way they want.
If Palin falls on her GOP sword and endorses him, I’ll still follow my conscience. As it is, Romney is Obama with an (R) after his name.
“But he’s not as bad as Obama!” Listen to yourselves.
Unless he signs his name to a charter pledging his defense of what we here believe—life, guns, national sovereignty, sane fiscal policies, reigning in a government run amok, social, economic and tax policies that don’t penalize those of us actually pulling the cart—why should we lend our support to policies that do the opposite? That work directly against our interests? You can believe the Democrats will have a platform; our problem, Romney could stand on it.
You `bots can plead, whine and threaten all you want. No way, no how: Not this conservative. Until you talk your boy into *express* agreement to planks that are nailed to the platform this summer, you can peddle your papers to someone else.
“Thus, FReepers obsessed with their hatred for Romney”
Yeah, that’s right Ed. We’re haters. That’s what the Clinton scoundrels said about us too, when he was asssaulting women in the Oval office and on the road, and perjuring himself every time he opened his mouth, and we were calling him on it.
LOL!! So how many 'far's does the NYT, or MSNC get?
How many 'far's does a pro homo, baby killing killing candidate get?
You want objective? What the freak is a pro homo, baby killing, liberal appointing judges, socialistic healthcare candidate DOING on a GOP ticket?
This is a conservative site - and I'm NOT agreeing with you and it has nothing to do with this article because ANY thread article about Romney - you will get the same response. So STOP with your play acting!
That’s his style - trash someone to make himself look better - now it’s Bush, he took over for Barry, that was his gig!! Birds of a feather.
- His whole campaign was trashing Newt! And before that it was SARAH to make sure the road was cleared away for him.
What a truly pathetic excuse for a man - if there ever was an empty suit, it is Romney!
1. Romney’s tax cuts were more than offset by increases in fees on necessary services. The tax cut they give Romney credit for is a campaign promise. Given his track record as governor - LOL.
2. Romney was for McCain-Feingold at the time. Again, it is a promise that they credit him with.
3. Romney did nothing to go after sanctuary cities in his own state, supported various incarnations of amnesty, and only after leaving office did he change his tune.
4. Romney promises to end Medicare, but presided over Romneycare, something larger and more ominous.
5. Romney says he opposes hikes in minimum wage and that he vetoed one and wishes to repeal it now. As recently as February, you can find him supporting automatic hikes in it.
6. Romney says he will repeal CAFE vs. this from last year:
“”I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that..”
“It’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors.”
7. Claims that human global warming is fake, but as recently as last year uttered #6
8. Romney now says “too much government land” vs. “Former Governor Mitt Romneys proposal to designate the Berkshires and all of Western Massachusetts as national forest is being considered once again. Massachusetts is one of just six states without national forest designation, a situation the Romney administration sought to counter in 2003.”
I would have to rate this one BUSTED.
We should judge them on their actual records, not their words that keep changing.
I’m just plain not voting for President.
Yep. Romney's biggest problem is that he cannot be trusted. He says whatever he thinks he needs to say.
If you go back and study the Mittens/Kennedy race from 1994, you see how Mittens ran like a coward from the liberal press until he was more liberal (more gay-friendly, etc.) than Kennedy. It was pathetic. By the time this upcoming campaign is over Mittens will be, for example, more green-friendly than even the craziest rats. The Etch-a-Sketch candidate will position himself as a "moderate". Count on it. You can't polish a turd.
No matter who wins in November, those George W. Bush "Miss Me Yet?" bumper stickers are going to be more popular than ever.
I think this thread should be moved to “Breaking”, don’t you?
I have zero regard for Mitt Romney.
I would like, however, for these yardbirds who spout it to give me a simple sentence definition of “right-wing”.
I tried saying that about Bush back in 1999 and was almost banned from FR for it.
Hindsight can be a real kick in the head sometimes...
Bush seemed to do conservative things almost begrudgingly. I guess we just didn’t trust his strategery enough...
Willard is worse though despite this articles claim. Romneycare and an AWB are two examples of that.
There sure is a lot of somewhat there.
You’re right, Washington...
Hmmm, I guess that means I'm wealthy. Should I buy a Bentley or a Rolls today?
For all the arguments to vote for Romney there is one that I cannot cross. He is pro abortion. Unlike with Reagan, his claimed conversion is simply not believable. Not at all. Reagan made a calculation that the people whose general view he supported also opposed abortion were right in their overall view and therefore he must be consistent and oppose abortion. He said as much and, as with everything else he said, he stayed with it. Romney would have to reverse himself on just about everything he has supported effectively, as governor and politician, in the past to be considered a conservative. That is possible. Some great conservatives have done just that. But making that total conversion at the beginning of a Campaign then using most of his resources in that campaign to trash the other candidates says that his conversion is false, not that he had any hard principles to begin with, but that his “principles” are wholly in the service of his ambitions and do not inform those ambitions- ends and means and all that.