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Mitt Romney Will Do Just Fine, Thank-You [insulting the intelligence of the base is madness]
The American Thinker ^ | May 7, 2012 | J.R. Dunn, is consulting editor of American Thinker

Posted on 05/07/2012 3:20:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The upcoming election will be one of the simplest of our lifetimes. It is defined by one axiom: Obama must be defeated.

[HUGE SNIP of must-read article]

So let us put away all thoughts of strife and disagreement. All wishful thinking and illusions. The real world beckons. There is no place for the ideal in this conflict. We will have other and better opportunities. For good or ill, Romney is the man of the hour. The only thing of importance is to defeat Obama and everything he stands for. The polls, the shifting attitudes of the country as a whole, and the stark fear arising among the progressives suggest that Romney can do the job. Lets us gird our loins and go amongst them.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; conservatism; gopprimary
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To: Andrei Bulba

I despise the gop/e and mitt romney. That pos leftist will NEVER get the vote of many Conservatives... and when he loses... look to prebieus and the leadership to sling your guilt trip upon. WE HAVE WARNED YOU gop/e SINCE 2008. You guys do not listen very well... or... like most of us suspect... you just despise us as much as we do the gop/e.

LLS


51 posted on 05/07/2012 4:59:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am leaving the GOP plantation and Romney. I’ve voted for the losers they insisted would win my last time. I made that vow after I voted for McCain, who didn’t want to be President, just wanted to be nominated so he could help Obama.


52 posted on 05/07/2012 5:00:47 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mitt Romney is an awful campaigner—stiff, unnatural and unoriginal on (or off) his feet.

But with his money he bought far more organization than any, or all, put together, of his opponents had.

That doesn’t make him a good candidate when going up against an incumbent who has in turn far more resources than he will have in the election that counts.


53 posted on 05/07/2012 5:03:26 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Both are well founded in reality!

LLS


54 posted on 05/07/2012 5:04:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: katiedidit1

katiedidit1: “So Dunn admits Romney is not a conservative but he is formidable.”

Infuriating, isn’t it? So Mitt Romney is a de facto Democrat, but he can win. Wow! I hate the electability argument with a passion. Centrists only use it so they can foist their lame candidates on us. It’s the only thing they have. They can’t win on ideology or ideas. They have none (compromise doesn’t count as an ideology)!

“Vote for my guy. He’ll sell you out on day one, but he can win!”

PUKE!

Oh, and this isn’t about purity. Mitt Romney isn’t even close to being my 80% friend.


55 posted on 05/07/2012 5:05:55 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Incorrect.
The axiom that defines this election is the same as the one that gave us Obama.
If you give intelligent people of principle a choice of accepting the “lesser of 2 evils” most will opt out and chose neither... Choosing a little evil is still choosing evil...
Obama wins again and the American people lose again...........


56 posted on 05/07/2012 5:07:17 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

The truth is there all right, and it will put Obama back in the White House.


57 posted on 05/07/2012 5:07:36 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: cripplecreek

I’m predicting the lowest turnout either party has seen in decades.


You may well be correct. But if so then the ‘down ticket races/voters’ won’t make much of an impact and thus status quo will remain. JMO.


58 posted on 05/07/2012 5:09:38 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

I’m working to provide a positive, principled, conservative, FReeper alternative:

http://www.tomhoefling.com/


59 posted on 05/07/2012 5:11:47 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Act in faith, not out of fear.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Most kind. Thank you. If only we could do a million-men (and women) tea partier march to Tampa to raise hell and force the dumping of the flipflopping fraud...


60 posted on 05/07/2012 5:13:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Venturer

Venturer: “Judging from what I read here, most Republicans in Free Republic will vote for Obama.”

I thought FReepers were on a truce. I won’t question your conservative principles when you vote for Mitt Romney, a Democrat in all but party affiliation, and you shouldn’t accuse me of being an Obama supporter if I refuse to vote for Romney.

Seriously. It doesn’t matter how much you try to pull Romney over the finish line. He either has it or not, just like McCain. All the cheer leading and cajoling in the world won’t fix Mitt, and insulting fellow conservatives (as Obama supporters) isn’t going to help your cause.


61 posted on 05/07/2012 5:19:22 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
(as far as I can tell, nobody hates Romney for anything).

Mr. Dunne hasn't looked very far. I despise the GOP elite, Mr. Romney is a member of that elite, so...

62 posted on 05/07/2012 6:00:14 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: CitizenUSA

I don’t mean to insult anyone, I am just stating the fact.

We have a terrible choice to make. Obama or Romney.

I didn’t make that choice, I voted for Newt in the primary,another choice that wasn’t wholly pleasant.

The choice of letting Obama in for another 4 years is one I cannot face without a challenge.

Is it insulting to say that if we do not elect Romney,Obama will go in and have 4 more years to destroy our country?

If it is I am sorry, but that’s the fact.

All this dreaming about a dark horse appearing out of the blue, is just that. Dreaming.

It’s the frying pan or the fire for us. I choose the pan.I hope enough others do to get rid of the obscenity in the White House now.


63 posted on 05/07/2012 6:23:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: TheRhinelander

HOW does proclaiming Mitt Romney a CONSERVATIVE make sense - on this board or in any other circumstance?


64 posted on 05/07/2012 6:28:23 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Andrei Bulba

Testing is right, good luck to you. May I be the first to call you n00b :)


65 posted on 05/07/2012 6:36:14 AM PDT by fml
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To: LibLieSlayer

Does this kind of bullying ever work for you?


66 posted on 05/07/2012 6:41:42 AM PDT by fml
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To: lentulusgracchus

Amen. I just don’t think Romney will be that great if elected. So he’s going to have a hard time selling himself to the base.


67 posted on 05/07/2012 6:48:41 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: Hostage

“I am comfortable with a Romney Presidency.” - Jimmy Carter


68 posted on 05/07/2012 6:51:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Barack Hussein Obama is not one man in that he has hired/appointed dozens if not hundreds of the like minded, all of whom are self identified socialists/communists intent on the destruction of this nation.


69 posted on 05/07/2012 6:54:26 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: Venturer
No, no matter what you or I do... mitt is going to lose... the gop/e knows this and that is why they have manufactured mitt this win. mitt could not beat insane mccain... obama will tear him to shreds. There are many reasons as to why... all of them having to do with WHO romney is and WHAT romney has done.

LLS

70 posted on 05/07/2012 6:56:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: Venturer
.....Is it insulting to say that if we do not elect Romney,Obama will go in and have 4 more years to destroy our country? If it is I am sorry, but that’s the fact.......

A fact indeed. Obama must go.

The base needs to co-opt the weak-minded, jelly-spined, over-the-top opinion of their elevated position GOP-e. I can't wait to get in their face and WE CAN do that when Obama is out the door.

I mean IN THEIR FACES! Allow no excuses about "Obama must go" and "we don't have a majority on the Hill to fix this mess" bs. I mean stamp our feet, lock our pocketbooks and run real conservatives the second they begin to "reach across the aisle."

71 posted on 05/07/2012 6:58:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: W. W. SMITH

That’s for damn sure. They need to be rooted out.


72 posted on 05/07/2012 6:59:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If there is a need... I will be there.

LLS


73 posted on 05/07/2012 7:07:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: fml
I just tell the truth and the left calls it bullying... and bullying... like globull warming... is an argument of the left. Don't use their arguments and language... it just furthers their power.

LLS

74 posted on 05/07/2012 7:10:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: upsdriver

We(tea party) defeated Obama in 2010. What did the Republicans do? They stabbed in the back the very movement that put them in power to stop Obama. I don’t see much to celebrate if Romney wins.
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Of course the GOP-E and rinos are angry, their leap, hand in hand with the Dem-E and dinos, into that socialist utopia and a picnic where they would pick all the wealth off this nations bones, was over a year ago. Then the Tea Party came along and peed in their potato salad.

Now the plan is to run Romney against Obama and it makes no difference which one wins as the leap into our oh so glorious utopia is scheduled for next year.


75 posted on 05/07/2012 7:14:48 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: Venturer

Fair enough, but I think it’s also a fact that nothing you or I say is going to put Mitt Romney across the finish line if he, himself, can’t inspire enough people to vote for him.

It’s not really my job to fix a terrible candidate. He is what he is, a squishy moderate and terrible campaigner. I tried to rally the base for McCain. Truth be told, McCain lost because he was a terrible candidate. It wasn’t our fault.

That said, whose fault is it if Romney fails? Is it our fault for not cheer leading enough and marching to the polls like loyal party drones or the fault of those who nominated someone even worse than McCain?

Mitt Romney should count himself extremely lucky that the conservative vote was split and he’s up against a Marxist class warrior in November. Under any other circumstances, Mitt Romney would have been laughed out of this election. I’m just calling the facts as a I see ‘em...


76 posted on 05/07/2012 7:15:30 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Per JR’s truce I won’t bash Romney nor his supporters, but I will say that with such low support for either the imposter or Mitt, a 3rd party candidate has a greater chance to finally break the 2 party false dichotomy once and for all.


77 posted on 05/07/2012 7:23:49 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: Lakeshark

The Democrat party, controlled by a small faction, is in a full out sprint for the cliff where they can leap into that factions oh so glorious utopia. The media, screaming and wetting their panties in excitement, cheering them on. The GOP-E and rinos, with Romney in the lead, are five yards back and mad as hell that they wont be able to jump at the same time as their friends.

Both parties are well to the left of radical leftists when they belong to the right of center. The Democrats slightly right of center and the Republicans further to the right.


78 posted on 05/07/2012 7:24:46 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: Lakeshark

The Democrat party, controlled by a small faction, is in a full out sprint for the cliff where they can leap into that factions oh so glorious utopia. The media, screaming and wetting their panties in excitement, cheering them on. The GOP-E and rinos, with Romney in the lead, are five yards back and mad as hell that they wont be able to jump at the same time as their friends.

Both parties are well to the left of radical leftists when they belong to the right of center. The Democrats slightly right of center and the Republicans further to the right.


79 posted on 05/07/2012 7:24:59 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Weird, I have gone many years without double posts and in the last few days I get several.

Let me apologize!


80 posted on 05/07/2012 7:40:42 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You’re off your rocker.


81 posted on 05/07/2012 7:47:00 AM PDT by fml
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To: Craftmore
Even if Romney wins,nothing will change,America will still fail because of gutless republicans.

If Ronald Reagan read these words he'd feel noting but contempt and pity for you.

82 posted on 05/07/2012 8:14:09 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: wastoute
If it is so important, you do it. I have better things to do than watch another Dole/McCain fiasco. (build an ark, fer instance)

You are actively working against America because your ego is more important to you than your country.

83 posted on 05/07/2012 8:17:07 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Venturer
Judging from what I read here, most Republicans in Free Republic will vote for Obama.

It is a vain, gutless, blubbering disgrace around here.

If Ronald Reagan, George Patton, or Winston Churchill were here they'd be slapping tear-streaked faces right and left.

84 posted on 05/07/2012 8:22:35 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Venturer
Judging from what I read here, most Republicans in Free Republic will vote for Obama.

I'm not a Republican.

85 posted on 05/07/2012 8:23:41 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Sirius Lee
with such low support for either the imposter or Mitt, a 3rd party candidate has a greater chance to finally break the 2 party false dichotomy once and for all.

Do you really think that a third-party candidate has a greater than one-in-a-thousand chance of actually being elected President this November?

86 posted on 05/07/2012 8:27:25 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: dfwgator
I'm not a Republican.

Well! Aren't you special!

87 posted on 05/07/2012 8:29:21 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
Do you really think that a third-party candidate has a greater than one-in-a-thousand chance of actually being elected President this November?

Probably not, but it will be a wake up call and put Conservatives in better position for an actual Conservative in 2016.

88 posted on 05/07/2012 8:43:33 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: CitizenUSA

I think you are right.

He wouldn’t have a snowballs chance against a real opponent, and the fact that Obama is the worst POS to ever occupy the post is the only thing that might help him get elected.

America needs a patriot’s party, Problem is there aren’t many patriot’s left. Only Government teat suckers and liberal BS artists.


89 posted on 05/07/2012 8:57:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sirius Lee

If conservatives do for Obama this fall what Naderites did for GWB in 2000 (i.e. get him elected) the GOP establishment will have two choices:

1. Tack rightward to try to reclaim the conservatives who abandoned the party, or

2. Tack leftward to try to replace those conservatives they lost.

Which course would you expect the GOP-e to take?


90 posted on 05/07/2012 9:05:39 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Sirius Lee

Neither current party deserves power nor do they deserve to survive the coming economic disaster that we are all going to have to live through.

LLS


91 posted on 05/07/2012 10:03:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: Venturer; Jim Robinson
“Judging from what I read here, most Republicans in Free Republic will vote for Obama.”

I personally regard defeat of Barry to by my #1 priority, but your comment above appears to be a violation of the spirit of the “TRUCE” declared by JimRob.

JimRob has suspended his previous stance that he would actively oppose a Romney win and has stopped dis-inviting ABO FReepers from being members of FR and also has stopped insinuating that ABO FReepers must be RINO’s or worse.

In return, I would respectfully request that ABO FReepers refrain from insinuating that FUMR FReepers are “voting FOR Obama” as this is false and insulting in the extreme.

Please visit JR’s TRUCE thread here:

“Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879805/posts?q=1&;page=1#1

Also please check out my thread inviting ABO FReepers to resume DONATION in view of JR’s TRUCE announcement:

“Are you an ABO like me PO’d at JR for getting called a RINO? Truce declared! Please DONATE!”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2880528/posts?q=1&;page=1#1

92 posted on 05/07/2012 10:05:54 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: fml

At least I do not have a homepage on FR that states:

“This site no longer reflects conservative values.”

Looks to me as if you are the one whose rockers have fallen off. If FR is so bad and no longer “REFLECTS CONSERVATIVE VALUES”... why are you still here???

LLS


93 posted on 05/07/2012 10:07:58 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: rogue yam
Then we Conservatives will finally destroy their party once and for all. They cannot win without us and obama already owns the progressives... hell I would bet that 25% of the republican elected officials in DC will vote for obama.

LLS

94 posted on 05/07/2012 10:43:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: rogue yam
Which course would you expect the GOP-e to take?

I honestly no longer care. I am a Conservative first and foremost. If the GOP no longer wants support from Tea Partiers then so beit.

95 posted on 05/07/2012 10:53:58 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

What an upside down world it is when people think that voting for a liberal is reflecting conservative values.


96 posted on 05/07/2012 10:55:23 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

It seems to me that what you are proposing will certainly result in fewer conservatives elected to Congress and the White House over the next 8-12 years. Is this what you expect as well?


97 posted on 05/07/2012 10:57:51 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Sirius Lee
I honestly no longer care.

If you don't care about America then why are you posting about politics on a conservative political forum?

Wouldn't it make more sense for you to eat and drink for tomorrow we die?

98 posted on 05/07/2012 11:02:20 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
The GOP elite does not need to tack rightward because they know that most conservatives will vote GOP no mater how far left they go, so long as the opponent is perceived as further left. In other words, you don't change behavior by rewarding it.

Also, I'm not interested in the few crumbs, the GOP-E will throw my way just to keep me on the plantation. I'll leave that for the blacks and the Democrats.

99 posted on 05/07/2012 11:11:24 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: rogue yam
If you don't care about America

I never said that. Your smarmy and gratuitous assertion be damned.

then why are you posting about politics on a conservative political forum?

Because I am a Conservative. The Republican Party is not America. It is just another corrupt political party whose leadership is hostile towards Conservatives. There are some good Conservatives, recent Tea Party candidates who are Republicans, but the fate of the party itself is meaningless in the context of left vs right.

If Conservatives have to rebadge under an official Tea Party, or a Constitution Party then Conservatism will live on.

Nobody still cries over the demise of the Whigs.

100 posted on 05/07/2012 11:13:08 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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