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.
Saying definitively that Romney wouldn't have made such decisions, given his track record, is wishful thinking, at best.
B/S. Free Republic is standing fast for our pro-life, pro-family, pro-limited government conservative principles. We do not support lying liberal/progressive/statists, regardless of party affiliation.
Saying definitively that Romney wouldn't have made such decisions, given his track record, is wishful thinking, at best.
And Reagan, when he supported GERALD FORD, was he the "Establishment"?...and now, anyone who prefers Romney to Obama is from the "Establishment!" or being "fooled" by them?!
No, we're not fooled. We know that a flawed Republican is better than a conniving Democrat.
Some non-factual assumptions.
yup and lots of Mormon haters too.
However, Clinton wasn't pushing $8 per gallon gasoline, no more coal production, no more oil drilling on government owned land or off shore, trillion and a half deficits as far as the eye can see, confiscatory taxes on all job creators, cessation of criminal prosecutions based on skin color, killing US manned space flight and replacing it with Muslim outreach, giving guns to Mexican criminals, and more.
There is NO DOUBT that your life will change for the worse with four more years of Obama.
We must now add Herman to the GOPe column!
Along with Sarah Palin, Newt, and Dick Cheny!
Calm down, comrade. A little doublethink (or is that doubleFRink?) will make all the problems go away.
I disagree with your calling Sarah Palin a communist.
Well, she does keep talking about We the People...
So, where does Romney fall in regard to the most important issue facing Americans for this election... the economy?
I’ve read everything about how he’s just as bad as Obama on the social front... but that’s all that there is, that I can find.
That’s not going to be all that much of a player, this election. Just like it wasn’t for 2010... and the ‘TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY’ party.
Cain is going the same way as many other Republican “leaders.” Party over principle. They know in their hearts that they’re in the wrong, just don’t want to lose their places in the party.
They want to claim the banners of the Reagan Revolution or the tea party rebellion but are unwilling to give up their places in the party power structure. They do not want to be seen as rebels against their own party, even if the party is leading us down the primrose path to destruction. Even Newt appears to be giving up his place in the “Republican Revolution” to now loyally holding for the company line, regardless of principle. Jim DeMint likewise. Even Palin is giving up some of her rogueness and is now surrendering to the corrupt crony capitalist bastards that she famously railed against just yesterday.
Not going to say they’re now RINOs and I still like them a lot, but I am mighty disappointed to see them cave so easily. Didn’t have much faith in Hannity resisting the big tent liberal/progressive march to totalitarianism, but will be greatly disappointed to see Rush and the Great One fold their tents in misguided party loyalty.
The fear of Obammunism has them all running scared.
To hell with that rubbish. Vote conservative. Elect as many Reagan/tea party conservatives into every local, state and federal offices as is humanly possible!! We keep the “leaderless” tea party rebellion going regardless of the backsliding Republican “leaders.” No one ever claimed that the tea party had to be loyal to the “GOP-e.” Hell, they’re the ones we’re rebelling against!!
The truth is Obama is a clown. A petty Marxist tyrant and useful idiot of the highest order. And we all know this. Even the other side knows this. They are now sadly recognizing that he is not their savior. Not the one they’ve been waiting for. I look for some of their leaders and congress critters to soon come to the realization that Obama must go. He should not be feared. He should be shamed, shunned and driven out of office like Nixon or impeached, tried and incarcerated.
We do not retreat, we reload!!
Here’s how we win as tea party rebels:
Turn out and vote straight conservative in November and in all future elections. Do not cave for the liberal RINOS.
Take control of local and state governments to free our people and demand a full restoration of the tenth amendment. Return the power to the states and the people. Build on our conservative majority in the house and retake the senate!
Don’t be afraid of the corrupt treasonous Obama. Fight the bastard! He’s now blatantly ignoring/bypassing the constitution and the congress and the will of the people on a daily basis. As each week and month passes, he now commits yet another horrendous act and another count that can be added to the articles of impeachment. Demand that each of these high crimes and abuses of office by Obama gets a full congressional investigation. Demand our media reports the truth. Report it for them. Tie the bastard up in congress, in the courts, in the media and in the court of public opinion. Demand that he be impeached and removed, then charged, tried, convicted and jailed!!
Protest and rally every chance we get!! Turn out like never before to vote straight conservative!!
Demand that we impeach and remove corrupt, treasonous, overreaching, abusive executives, constitution trampling judges and justices, and corrupt high level appointees at every level. Vote out all corrupt, crony capitalists from their elected posts. Recall the corrupt governors and other corrupt officeholders all across the land. Impeach, recall, investigate, charge, try and incarcerate the corrupt, constitution trampling, bribe taking crony capitalist bastards!!
Restore our constitutional limits on government, restore the the constitutional balance of powers, defrock the black robed injustices, dump socialism and crony capitalism and restore our God given inalienable individual rights!! Secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity!!
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
We are the resistance!!
If not us, who?
If not now, when?
I will not go to my maker with the blood of millions of innocent unborn children on my hands or vote for a man who would willingly and wantonly deprive me or my children of our God given liberty. I will not vote for or support an abortionist/liberal/progressive/statist like Mitt Romney. Period!!
see my post just below yours
Nope, FR has been over run by people who elected Romney in primaries because they ignored real conservatives and marched in lock step to the GOP establishment’s mantra of “only Romney can win”.
It’s time for Romneybots to take responsibility for electing BHO for another four years, because Romney is no different than BHO, as shown over and over and over again.
BHO campaign will probably be “why vote for Romney, he’s just like me”.
Hoping someone steps forward or there becomes a consensus pro-life conservative (if there is such a thing) write-in candidate. But I assure you it will not be the abortionist/homosexualist/liberal/progressive/statist Mitt Romney.
Funny how it was you who brought up Romney’s religious leanings.
Did you miss all the reasoned comments about his liberalism or are they not an issue for you?
It’s truly ironic since it was Romney and his super pacs which were behind the muckraking and destroying of Herman Cain, just as Mittens was behind the trashing of Palin earlier.
Cain makes some very good points. Now, if he only had a shred of evidence to back them up, I would take notice.
Politics does make for strange bedfellows.