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Romney says EPA should be force of good, not evil (Stupid - he should be saying get rid of it)
humanevents ^ | 7/27/12 | a hudson

Posted on 07/28/2012 1:09:39 PM PDT by bestintxas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should use its power for good, not evil, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told supporters Thursday night at a fundraiser in London where he will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

“My view is that the EPA — if it keeps to its mission and does not use its power to foster or further an anti-carbon energy agenda — would be a more effective department,” Romney told the crowd.

Politico is reporting the comments today, and says that Romney also criticized as overreach the Supreme Court’s Massachusetts v. EPA decision in 2007.

“I happen to think that the decision by the Supreme Court and by the administration to have the EPA also regulate the emissions of carbon dioxide was beyond the intent of the original legislation,” Romney said.

“I believe the EPA has to see itself as being responsible for our air and water and not take action which can prevent us from taking advantage of the extraordinary energy resources we have, such as coal, oil, natural gas,” Romney said.

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


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I believe this demonstrates what we conservatives have been thinking is wrong with Romney: He should be saying "destroy it" rather than saying "fix it".
1 posted on 07/28/2012 1:09:42 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Romney believes that by not calling for dismantling government, the media will go easy on him.


2 posted on 07/28/2012 1:12:11 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: bestintxas

He means Tyranny is good if the right people are in charge.


3 posted on 07/28/2012 1:15:23 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: bestintxas

Romney is no conservative. He will never favor anything that reduces the scope and size of government.


4 posted on 07/28/2012 1:15:40 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: bestintxas
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should use its power for good, not evil, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told supporters Thursday night

Romney is another GOP Big Government fan - their only quarrel with the Democrats is over the specific agenda they want government to follow as it intrudes on the rights of private citizens and businesses.
5 posted on 07/28/2012 1:16:38 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: bestintxas

Now why would he say “get rid of it” when Nixon created it . . . ?


6 posted on 07/28/2012 1:18:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: bestintxas

This is what disturbs be about him. He BELIEVES in powerful state. Just want’s Republicans and exp. himself in charge of it.


7 posted on 07/28/2012 1:19:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: UnwashedPeasant
>"Tyranny is good if the right people are in charge.

Amazing how many people say that.

8 posted on 07/28/2012 1:20:38 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: palmer
“.. the media will go easy on him.”

no - Romney is fully aware that the mainstream media is going after his jugular and will misrepresent, fabricate and lie to put him in a bad light. He has been dealing with it for quite a while.

9 posted on 07/28/2012 1:21:08 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: bestintxas
Romney says EPA should be force of good, not evil (Stupid - he should be saying get rid of it)

Meanwhile, back in the jungle:

Stupid Romney should be saying it would be good to get rid of the evil EPA.

10 posted on 07/28/2012 1:21:08 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: bestintxas
At least he's talking about the EPA. It is a monster; makes it's own rules.
11 posted on 07/28/2012 1:22:58 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: bestintxas
At least he's talking about the EPA. It is a monster; makes it's own rules.
12 posted on 07/28/2012 1:23:11 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: bestintxas

H.R.750 - Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act
To preempt regulation of, action relating to, or consideration of greenhouse gases under Federal and common law on enactment of a Federal policy to mitigate climate change.

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h750/show

Its been dead in the water since February of 2011. It hasn’t even made it to committee despite over 100 co sponsors.


13 posted on 07/28/2012 1:24:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bestintxas
... He should be saying "destroy it" rather than saying "fix it".

If he says "destroy it" no one that worships the earth will consider him. If he says "fix it" people that want to destroy it get mad at him.

Can't we get Bambi out of office first and work from there?

14 posted on 07/28/2012 1:25:52 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: bestintxas

WHY, Mitt, why?

Don’t you know we distrust gubmint’s claim of ‘forces of good, instead of evil’?


15 posted on 07/28/2012 1:28:56 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: bestintxas

Romney is a liberal, his instincts are still liberal- even when pretending otherwise for the campaign


16 posted on 07/28/2012 1:29:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rawcatslyentist

LOL here’s a thread where FReepers discuss our need for a dictator. (At least some do but there are rational people on the thread as well)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2896327/posts


17 posted on 07/28/2012 1:30:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ken in texas
If he says "destroy it" no one that worships the earth will consider him.

Good. Those pathetic pieces of garbage need to vote democrat and stop trying to force the GOP their way.
18 posted on 07/28/2012 1:34:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bestintxas

Romney has no intention of eliminating the EPA.

It would be easy.

Every state has their own version of the EPA. Eliminate the federal goliath and let every state safeguard their own environments.


19 posted on 07/28/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: bestintxas

Let’s have no illusions about Mitt. We are voting him in to vote Obooboo out. Mitt is a middle of the road big govt republican. He is not going to cut the size of govt. He will simply re-arrange the deck chairs on the USS Titanic.


20 posted on 07/28/2012 1:38:23 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bestintxas

He’s just staying true to form; I don’t know why people are surprised.

Romney in 2003, about a Massachusetts coal plant:

“I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people.”


21 posted on 07/28/2012 1:38:59 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Every state has their own version of the EPA. Eliminate the federal goliath and let every state safeguard their own environments.

I've got my own plan to save money there as well. With some pretty basic training the states could bring in local volunteers for the basic monitoring and reporting. I love getting out and around in the township.
22 posted on 07/28/2012 1:46:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bestintxas

“I believe the EPA has to see itself as being responsible for our air and water......”

The EPA has lost all credibility because of its abuse of power.


23 posted on 07/28/2012 2:04:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: bestintxas
The news media would LOVE for Willard to get all 'controversial' at this point.

Whether he's Big Government or not, he'd be flat stupid to offer the MSM ammunition like that to slam him with at this point.

24 posted on 07/28/2012 2:08:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

And the conservative retreat continues.


25 posted on 07/28/2012 2:12:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Right.

My candidate was conservative. He didn't win.

ALL we can do now is staunch the bleeding.

Until I see a better alternative, which no one around here seems to have.

26 posted on 07/28/2012 2:20:52 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

LOL so appeasing the left is your answer.

Way to show that steel spine.


27 posted on 07/28/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m waiting to hear your’s, Ben Hur.


28 posted on 07/28/2012 2:29:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: bestintxas

The checks and balances of constitutional government doesn’t apply to the agencies, they are a fourth branch of government and a law unto themselves.

There is no Bill of Rights to limit the power of the regulators. They are kings in business casual. Once they decide to come after you, you are toast. They have an unlimited budget and all the time in the world to bankrupt you.


29 posted on 07/28/2012 2:32:41 PM PDT by marron
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To: skeeter

Well I’m actually trying to push Mushy Mitt to the right unlike you who just wants liberal approval.

I knew it was crap when you clowns flapped your gums about pushing Romney to the right and sure enough it isn’t going to happen.


30 posted on 07/28/2012 2:35:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bestintxas

The Elitist Political Association needs to go away.


31 posted on 07/28/2012 2:35:56 PM PDT by sariq
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To: cripplecreek

Your posts used to be coherent. I enjoyed reading them.


32 posted on 07/28/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

And you used to be a conservative.


33 posted on 07/28/2012 2:40:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fatnotlazy

>>>Romney is no conservative. He will never favor anything that reduces the scope and size of government.<<<<

Bingo! He loves big government, and will not lift a finger to reduce the size of government, just look at Mass gov’t before and after willard did his thing.

What he will do is tailor gov’t to help his big money donors and supporters, most of these benefits will be warmly received by off shore industry.


34 posted on 07/28/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Olog-hai

I actually agree with Romney on this one. The EPA is just another government agency that has gone rogue. It has done some good things-like its insistence on emissions on small engines like outboard motors, which are much better, get better fuel economy and have fewer emissions than older engines. But like most of the welfare agencies, it has gotten out of control and has been run by enviro freaks. If we had a real watch guard agency to monitor the extremes of these other unaccountable agencies, we wouldn’t see such extremes. But then, it would probably get out of control also.


35 posted on 07/28/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: bestintxas

Since Romney (aka, Rotney) is no conservative, we need to drag him to win in Nov, and then drag him for four years to do the right thing as much as possible. it’s the pragmatist’s way.


36 posted on 07/28/2012 3:03:19 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: bestintxas
Conservatives have not learned a "darned" thing from the results piled up by the left - gay lobby and envirowackos - they win little tiny victories and make their ideas seem harmless. Conservatives SCREAM close education or EPA and the "averge" joe who sees 1-2 hours of TV news a week, thinks conservatives are the devil instead of folks working to make a better place to live.

Liberals win a hundred TINY battles every month - in court, on TV shows, in the MSM - and they all look rational to hard working folks that have no time to examine life's lessons. Maybe little victories would be a start to slowing the growth of EPA DOJ etc. etc.

37 posted on 07/28/2012 3:26:14 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: q_an_a
Some conservatives remember the old warning about the frog and the boiling pot.

Others think flailing around and ending up roadkill is a better option.

38 posted on 07/28/2012 3:33:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

you are so right.


39 posted on 07/28/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: ken in texas
Correct, ken in texas. Not much to gain by campaigning on EPA's elimination, but a larger potential to lose those indies considering supporting him but who were scared away because Mitt wants dirty air and water. As much as I love the idea, it waves a red flag for many

It'd be an easy matter to disarm and dismantle it via the budget process, which I suspect he'll do.

40 posted on 07/28/2012 4:03:27 PM PDT by chiller (More T-Partiers needed, especially in the Senate)
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To: bestintxas

This election will be decided by a few thousand moderates in a few states. If he said he would eliminate the EPA some on FR would cheer....but it would be political suicide. The media and obama would rip him to shreds.


41 posted on 07/28/2012 4:08:00 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: xzins

The return of the winning McCain strategy.

RETREAT!!!!!!!!!


42 posted on 07/28/2012 4:14:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bestintxas

Oh brother. Is the EPA a GLOBAL FORCE FOR GOOD???


43 posted on 07/28/2012 4:26:26 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: bestintxas

Nixon probably never dreamed the way the EPA operates today!

It can be useful if run right! Probably better to abolish it if it cannot behave!


44 posted on 07/28/2012 4:32:14 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (We have met the enemy and they is us! After all, who voted Obama in?)
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To: bestintxas

Stupid.

But it’s stupid vs. evil.

Your call.


45 posted on 07/28/2012 5:49:31 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: bestintxas
And Romney is supposedly our "knight in shining armor"?
Phooey! Then we are merely sheep being led to slaughter.
46 posted on 07/28/2012 6:02:44 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: bestintxas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should use its power for good, not evil, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told supporters Thursday night at a fundraiser in London
______________________________________

Oh dear

someone blabbed

This is why Wee Willie’s secret/sacred sacrament panhandling meeting in Israel is secret and sacred...


47 posted on 07/28/2012 6:06:27 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh SNAP !!!


48 posted on 07/28/2012 6:12:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Minutemen
The thing to understand about "moderates" and all their holier than thou talk of compromise, is that they are the true purists. They never have any intent of compromising with us filthy conservatives. That is reserved for their liberal friends.

When Mittens blows this thing, the first thing you'll hear is screeching about conservatives costing him the election.

Here's a candid comment from a moderate in Michigan about the race to fill Thad McCotter's seat.

"I and a lot of Republicans I know won't vote for a tea party guy," said attorney David Zacks of Bloomfield Hills, strolling past the expensive boutique shops of downtown Birmingham with his son during a recent lunch hour.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2903940/posts?q=1&;page=51

McCotter was a compromise that conservatives made despite his failings but when the shoe is on the other foot, all bets are off with the moderates. Moderates are lying, manipulative, bottom feeding scum. If they'll vote for Obama over eliminating the EPA, they aren't moderate, they're full on liberals and should just stick with Obama.

The GOP has been moderated into a coma and they need to hike up their big girl panties and moderate the party that actually needs it. If they don't have it in them, then they deserve to be left out in the cold.
49 posted on 07/28/2012 6:28:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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ALL such agencies should be converted into advisory councils to congress so they can pass laws intact and not leave the details of laws up to such agencies of unelected employees through “regulations”.


50 posted on 07/28/2012 6:44:34 PM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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