Skip to comments.Nine horrendous Obama decisions Mitt Romney would never have made
Posted on 04/30/2012 10:08:43 AM PDT by sthguard
As we move into the general election campaign, with Mitt Romney facing Barack Obama in the presidential race, its important not to lose perspective on the very real differences between the two. That starts with the recognition that Obama has made some astonishingly ill-conceived decisions as president, and that Romney would never have done these things.
During a partys nominating process for president of which I was a part on the Republican side in this cycle candidates do everything they can to differentiate themselves from each other. As the candidates focus on these differences and the media plays up the resulting conflicts, you could almost get the impression that some of us would have preferred Obama to some of our fellow Republicans.
Not only do I prefer Romney over Obama, its not even close. This is not to say that every proposed policy of Romneys is exactly what I would propose. But in stepping back and looking at the big picture, you have to recognize that the next presidents task will be to fix enormous problems. You would want the new president, above all else, to be someone who would never have been so foolish as to make the decisions that a) created the problems; or b) made them worse.
Here are nine examples:
Mitt Romney would never have thrown $862 billion down a rat hole, claiming it to be economic stimulus that would keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent. Then, three years later when unemployment was still struggling to get back down below 8 percent, he would never be so brazen as to claim such a move had actually been successful.
Mitt Romney would never have signed ObamaCare into law. I know some think otherwise because the plan he implemented as governor of Massachusetts had some similar elements. But ObamaCare was sold to the public with blatantly dishonest numbers and hidden taxes, and rammed through Congress via a series of political giveaways that would embarrass the most shameless of con artists. Whatever your disagreements with the structure of MassCare, Romney would never have done any of that. And if an ObamaCare repeal reaches Romneys desk, he will sign it.
Mitt Romney would never have exploded the deficit to more than $1 trillion a year, then allowed his Treasury Secretary tell the chairman of the House Budget Committee, regarding plans to fix the problem, We dont have a definitive solution, but we know we dont like yours.
Mitt Romney would not be running around claiming that businesses need to pay more in taxes. He would not try to tell CEOs what to do with their cash reserves (although he could do so much more competently than Obama, since unlike the president he actually knows a lot about business), because he knows that is not the presidents job. He understands that businesses are the ones who create jobs, and the last thing we need when the economy is struggling to create jobs is to increase the tax burden on businesses.
Mitt Romney would not attack people for being successful. He would not encourage the middle class to resent successful people, but instead would encourage them to learn from those who have been successful, and to seek opportunities from them.
Mitt Romney would never have promised the Russians he would give them what they want on missile defense as soon as he didnt have to worry about those pesky voters anymore.
Mitt Romney would never have stonewalled efforts to make crucial energy supplies available to Americans, as Obama has done on everything from the Keystone XL pipeline to the opening of domestic oil supplies in offshore locations and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Mitt Romney would never have let Congress get away with not passing a budget at all for three years, while running up the nations credit card at unprecedented levels through a series of continuing resolutions that escape the light of public scrutiny.
Mitt Romney would never have blamed someone else for the continued impact of problems he was elected to fix as Obama does endlessly.
This list could go on, but these nine are the some of the biggest things and the big things matter most of all. Everyone involved with a primary campaign hopes their party will nominate the absolute perfect candidate, and when your guy doesnt make it (or for some of us like me, when you dont make it), you can fall into thinking that all is lost. There are actually people running around saying there is no difference between Romney and Obama.
People. Get a grip. The differences are huge. And it starts with understanding how many truly horrendous decisions Barack Obama has made since he took office, and recognizing that Mitt Romney is a man with solid experience and good judgment and that he would never have made any of them.
That alone offers a compelling argument for sending President Obama an invitation to the inauguration of Mitt Romney on January 20, 2013. I trust he will attend.
I'm voting Romney!
I guess you need to be zotted for posting such a pro-Romney article!
Let me know when you find a conservative Democrat nominee.
Nine horrendous Romney decisions:
1) Signed RomneyCare into law (which became the basis for ObamaCare).
2) Still brags about, advocates for and lies about RomneyCare as a “conservative solution.” Google “Reagan on compulsory health insurance” for the truth about RomneyCare programs.
3) Advocated that abortion should be safe and legal in America for three decades of his adult life and only “changed his mind” just in time to campaign for the presidency.
4) Claimed that Roe v Wade is settled law and should be defended as same.
5) Appointed liberal judges.
6) Advocated for gun control. Signed gun bans into law.
7) Supported TARP, still says it was a good idea.
8) Supported Obama’s nearly trillion dollar stimulus spending package, says more may be necessary. Supported the debt limit increase, you can bet he’ll say more will be necessary.
9) Supported government bailouts and the takeover of GM. Says they are good ideas.
But we can go on all day about Romney’s liberal/progressive anti-liberty, pro-culture of death, pro-gay agenda record.
Oh yeah, and then has the audacity to lie that he’s “always been pro-life and quite frankly, all of my positions have been conservative” even though he was determined to run to the left of Ted Kennedy on gay rights and his state was the first to implement gay marriage—under his watch; and his “conservative” socialist/subsidized/forced/mandated health care program funds $50 abortions (taxpayer funds) and has planned parenthood sitting on its death panels; and he famously denied Ronald Reagan, “I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush, I’m not returning to Reagan-Bush!”
The lying bastard loathes conservatism, loathes Reagan and loathes the tea party.
And he still pushes amnesty and global warming.
There is nothing conservative or even Republican about the lying liberal/progressive Romney!!
And as an American, it’s your right to object to Romney and even to vote against him. But to paraphrase Thomas Sowell (you know, one of those RINOs), the Reagan card isn’t in this deck.
You are a brazen hussy. Shame on you.
What has Thomas Sowell done lately that’s progressive?
I will not vote for a man with Romney’s liberal/progressive, abortionist, homosexualist, statist record. Period.
Remember, I am for you, not against you. Just asking the question since ether of the above options re-elects BHO.
“What has Thomas Sowell done lately thats progressive?”
Nothing, to my knowledge— I was being ironic. Sowell, like many conservatives (myself included), supported Herman Cain and later Newt Gingrich in this election cycle. But he’s also pointed out that expecting a reprise of Reagan (or whoever is the latest Purity Test Conservative) is unrealistic.
Let me know when the GOP becomes conservative.
Yes, I’d also like to know the answer to that question.
Running Mitt "I like Obama" Romney is what is going to get Obama reelected.
Do you have an argument beyond ad hominem?
No, it is Republican establishment that pushed Romney and some conservatives falling for and capitulated to the Republican GOP’s mantra that only “Romney can win”.
It is not people who are not voting for Romney that guarantee BHO’s victory it is people that voted for Romney in the primaries that are guaranteeing BHO’s victory.
Nine horrendous Obama decisions Mitt Romney would never have made,
but Willie Mitty has at least ten of his own
Just like they got Obama elected by running McCain.
And you just keep enabling them to move left. Because they know they can count on your frightened, mindless vote for any R they put up.
Not for you.
I am voting straight conservative. Urge everyone who loves life and liberty to do the same. Praying the tea party rebellion continues in November and beyond. We need to have as many liberty loving conservatives voted into as many seats of local, state and federal offices as possible to resist the liberal/progressive/statists who now hold power. If we can continue building on our tea party majority at all levels of government then perhaps we can start turning the federal beast and make steps in restoring our constitutional limits on government, returning the power to the states and the people and restoring our inalienable rights!! If we have super majorities we may even be able to impeach some of the treasonous presidents and constitution bending supreme court justices and imprison some of the corrupt, crony capitalist lords of congress!!
Giving in to the statist Romney simply dilutes our tea party message. It sends a message to the GOP-e that the conservative wing of the Republican base is not really serious about its conservative causes and will be emboldened to move even further to the left.
We are the resistance!!
Never give in, never give up, never surrender!!
We do not retreat, we reload!!
Aww, that’s no fun. Aren’t you even going to go back through my posting history and find some alleged endorsement of Romney and/or Satan?