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Bravo, Ann Romney!
Richochet ^ | September 22, 2012 | Dave Carter

Posted on 09/23/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

I don't know Ann Romney. I don't know Lee Cary, from the American Thinker, either, but I should like to buy them both dinner to thank them for making an important point yesterday, and it needs to be emphasized. Asked about some of the more counterproductive criticisms made by Republicans, Mrs. Romney replied, "Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring." My thoughts exactly.

Constructive criticism is one thing, but handing ammunition to the opposition is uncalled for. Part of the problem is that I really like some of the people making these remarks, but I wonder if they understand the stratospheric stakes in this election. To observe that Governor's Romney's remarks about the 47 percent of people who pay no income taxes were inexact or haphazardly framed is one thing. But to say, as The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol (whom I admire tremendously) did, that the Governor's comments were "stupid and arrogant," helps the cause not one bit. Instead, Twitter lit up with one liberal after another using the quote against the Republican nominee. Peggy Noonan, whose work I positively adore, picked up a rhetorical tire iron and went to work on Romney: "It's time to admit the Romney campaign is an incompetent one. It's not big, it's not brave, it's not thoughtfully tackling great issues. It's always been too small for the moment." Well, isn't that just ducky. If General Custer had been afflicted with support like this from his own side, the Indians could have taken the day off. With pay.

In his latest "G-File," the always brilliant, funny and trenchant Jonah Goldberg reminds us that it was the Tea Party and activist base of the Republican party that were most resistant to Governor Romney during the primaries, while the Republican party establishment admonished us repeatedly to please shut up and get behind the man. Now that he's the party nominee, we've rallied to him not because he's morphed into the second coming of Ronald Reagan, but because we understand that this election is for the whole enchilada. Put very simply, if Obamacare isn't repealed, if the debt isn't addressed, if America keeps sitting on her thumbs while her embassies burn, if Iran gets the bomb,…. that's all she wrote. And so the base is working its heart out to send Obama and his comrades packing,….and now the establishment types who told us to get behind Romney, are taking a tire iron to his kneecaps. "Unlike activists," writes Jonah, "it really is my job to say what I think." He immediately adds, however, that, "Still, I think the base might have the wiser take on all this. Win now, argue later." I couldn't agree more, Jonah.

Here's the thing. No candidate is perfect. Romney has areas that he could shore up, certainly. And it is not our place to sacrifice principle in support of any candidate. Encouraging him to take it to Obama in a certain fashion, or offering information that could prove useful to the campaign makes perfect sense to this observer. And if stronger admonishments are in order, perhaps utilizing private channels would be an option. But for heaven's sake, do we have to send gift-wrapped ammunition to Obama and his acolytes in the media?

Jonah is right in another respect. These people get paid to give their opinions. I get paid to move freight and operate outside the climate controlled comfort of media suites. However, I have been blessed beyond measure to offer my thoughts on Ricochet. So in the event that my opinions might coincide on some level with those of the professional punditry, here they are:

* It is my opinion that Barack Obama must be summarily thrown out of office, and that he should take every one of his little czars and minions with him.

* It is my opinion that Democrats in the House and Senate must be shown the door as well.

* It is my opinion that in all likelihood, this is our last chance to preserve America as it was intended by the Founders.

* It is my opinion that if Obamacare is not pulled up by the roots, it will sprout encroachments into the most personal aspects of our lives that will destroy every last vestige of meaningful individual liberty.

* It is my opinion that Mitt Romney is the only realistic alternative we have to the wholesale destruction of our country by an elite who disdains us, disdains our Constitution, and holds in utter contempt the moral and philosophical foundation of our country.

* It is my opinion that if we fail to defeat Obama, our grandchildren and their grandchildren will curse us and utter our names in contempt, and rightly so, because we let their liberty slip through our fingers while we nitpicked and sniped at each other.

* It is my opinion that we're better than that. It is my opinion that we are as equal to the challenge now as our parents and grandparents were in another time. Our heritage is freedom, our gift to those who follow is more of it, not less.

* It is my opinion that it is time to focus our fire on those who seek to shred the Constitution and enslave a great nation to the whims and predilections of a ruling elite.

There, does that help give the pros something to write about? Happy to help, folks. Now, if you'll kindly excuse me, I have to get back behind the wheel.


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Dave Carter Bio: Dave Carter is a cross country truck driver, retired military veteran, former private detective, and radio show host. As a Security Forces member and Senior Historian in the US Air Force, he deployed throughout Asia, Europe & the Middle East. Author of over 40 volumes of Air Force histories, he also accompanied aircrews on combat missions in order to record combat events from a participant's perspective. His military awards and decorations include, but are not limited to, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Achievment Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award With Valor, and Expert Marksman with Rifle and Pistol. Weapons qualifications include the M-60 machine gun, M-203 grenade launcher, Light Anti-Tank Weapon (LAW Rocket), M-16 rifle, .38 cal. and 9mm pistols, plus sundry grenades and mines. Dave spends his time these days observing the country he defended from the relative comfort of an 18 wheeler.

1 posted on 09/23/2012 11:58:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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2 posted on 09/23/2012 12:02:02 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney is arrogant and he does have a political tin ear, but at this point our country needs him to defeat Obama.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 12:02:56 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
All of which is bothersome from an entirely different perspective. I know and Romney knows the original story (as it has been picked up and broacast) comes from Sean Hannity's talk shows ~ radio and TV.

Romney didn't start the story, but there he was back in May passing it on to a gathering of potential donors (presumably rich people, but maybe not) with every Hannity element of the story intact ~ right parts, wrong parts, unrelated parts ~ and bizarre parts, then it was combined with something (Now retired) G. Gordon Liddy got into back in the Clinton days ~ the old "Oh, you 43%" ~ a reference to Clinton voters.

Most likely he listened to Liddy as well ~ as did I. But Obama didn't actually run for office at that time.

It's entirely possible it's one of Romney's staffers sticking all that stuff together, but least she could have done was stick it together in the right order, the right nuance, and the right representation of relationship to the rest of the statement.

Now, about rich donors being surprised by stories taken from Sean Hannity's show ~ and melded with G. Gordon Liddy aphorisms, that's a clue on how to get rich ~ don't listen to talk radio!

4 posted on 09/23/2012 12:09:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Talk radio would do you a great deal of good.

You might become informed.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 12:12:35 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Mrs. Romney replied, "Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring."


Why whine and complain? You are in the ring because you chose to be there. Suck it up and choose a good attitude.
6 posted on 09/23/2012 12:16:59 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ok so matter who wins the election a liberal will be elected and their wives will constantly be lecturing us about something....eye roll.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 12:16:59 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Kansas58
You're joshing. The rich folks Romney was tapping clearly don't listen to Limbaugh, Hannity or others of their kind ~ they are out busy making money.

And you?

8 posted on 09/23/2012 12:18:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 9YearLurker
Romney arrogant? I think that's the PERCEPTION and the MEDIA NARRATIVE but donating over $4 MILLION to charity versus Vice President Biden's $360 is a statement in selflessness and giving. There are countless stories of Mitt and his son's traveling to families in need to help them and without ANY 'spiking the football'. The media won't talk about Mitt and Ann's numerous charitable activities. I think Ann would be a fantastic First Lady too.. She exudes dignity, wisdom and strength.

Mitt is a humble person and this makes it very difficult for him to go on the attack. He'll need to get out the big guns soon because the media will do an all-out ambush on him during the debates. We ALL know this is going to happen.

9 posted on 09/23/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good article. So-called conservative journalists who are attacking Romney’s campaign think they don’t have an interest at stake in the election. They think they’ll keep on socializing with their leftist “friends” and riding the gravy train, no matter who’s elected. Well, freep that. Read some history ... say, Russia’s, and Cuba’s. When the revolution really hits, those guys (and a lot of the ones who think they’re indispensible to the Zero administration, too) are going to the wall.

Do you feel comfortable with another four years of Obama, Peggy Noonan? Google “Wichita” and “Knoxville.”


10 posted on 09/23/2012 12:21:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("In the kingdom of the blind, sight is a crime and mentioning what you see is a gaffe.")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
If Mitt is humble why did he go all out attacking Gingrich?

Was it that Newt was a Republican so he's fair game? ~ is this guy aware he's on a national stage where Republicans are not just a foil for Democrat absurdities such as is the case in Massachusetts.

11 posted on 09/23/2012 12:22:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: svcw

Americana Ann vs. Ghetto ‘Shtrugglin’ Michelle’. Tough call. /s


12 posted on 09/23/2012 12:22:41 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

He’s Mormon, he and his wife start out tithing 10% to the Mormon church. Also, he clearly has been running for president for decades now, with ‘overgiving’ on this last return just more money he’s poured into his campaign.

Yes, good deeds are admirable, but they say nothing about arrogance or lack thereof. I was in the MA GOP backing him when he won as guv. He’s a big government technocrat who thinks he can run every aspect of his fellow citizens’ lives better than they can—and he’s known for being a tough bastard as well.


13 posted on 09/23/2012 12:24:54 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Anyone who admires Kristol and adores Peggy Noonan is not worth reading.


14 posted on 09/23/2012 12:27:52 PM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: muawiyah

Good point, but Newt’s not black so he’s fair game. You know the drill.


15 posted on 09/23/2012 12:31:03 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Eva

You’ve sure got a point there.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 12:34:37 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Mitt is arrogant, and every run in with the law over his life, shows that, “do you know who you are messing with?” attitude, as police and others messed with the son of the wealthy Governor.

Bishop Mitt belongs to a cult where good deeds and transferring millions of his income to them, is mandatory, or else Mitt cannot ascend to becoming a God.

Mitt “and his son’s” are all hard core evaders of military service, as his entire line has been since they immigrated as Mormons to personally serve Joseph Smith 170 years ago.

If you want to see Ann in action, watch her pro-abortion videos or look at her fund raising for and supporting Planned Parenthood.

Mitt and Ann are awkward, because they are liberal democrats, having to speak a foreign language as they try to take over the republican party.


17 posted on 09/23/2012 12:53:29 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Eva

I cannot stomach reading Noonan since about 2003. She is a lot like Karl Rove, although they did a good job once, their power is gone now and they dwell on the surface of pettiness, not the magnitude of what will happen if we do not change our government heading right off a cliff. It’s not just a pothole!


18 posted on 09/23/2012 1:03:13 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol (whom I admire tremendously)<\i>

thus destroying the articles credibility..

19 posted on 09/23/2012 1:09:32 PM PDT by cardinal4 (RageBoy for DNC Chair!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I dont drive an 18 wheeler But I have been on the road for 40 years taking service calls repairing office equipment,I am also a Veteran,served in Two fighter Squadrons out of Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego,deployed Twice to Southeast Asia,Once aboard the USS Constellation,was a Plane Captain on a McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom 2 Fighter in Squadron Vf-143 Pukin Dogs,and and a second in Fighter Squadron 154 Black Knights aboard the USS Ranger as an Aircreww Survival Equipmentman,Parachute Rigger.
I am 62 years old and all I can say is I agree with all that was said here, but Can someone PLEASE articulate the founding Principles of this Great country in this Campaign before it is over? Its really not a Complicated thing,but a Lot of Men and women have sacrificed Everything for our Freedoms that the Present Occupant of the White House Obviously Holds in Contempt and it is so Blatantly Obvious it Defies the imagination how a Majority of people could vote for 4 more years of this intentional Destruction.
Just My opinion I know Romneys expertise is Business but Constant Talk about entrepeneurs is not getting through even though I know the point he is trying to make,but you have to bring it down to Joe sixpack that without a Job YOU HAVE NO FREEDOM and this guy in the Oval Office is going to Destroy more Jobs and Consequently your freedom. Mitt explain how your Job is your Pride and it gives your Life Purpose and Meaning, not a Government check. How do you explain to your Kids sitting home doing Nothing and Collecting Checks and Government benefits from other Hard working Americans who are struggling with Skyrocketing Energy Bills food Bills ,healthcare bills,it takes away your dignity and Obama considers it an achievement! Come on Mitt say it over and Over,


20 posted on 09/23/2012 1:15:06 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I have sympathy for candidates wives and families but this is Romneys 4th campaign. She puts herself out there and expects for people to make it easy for her. Life is hard and for most people hard is not just being asked questions you don’t like. If it is so hard maybe you should discuss it with your husband not the public.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 1:35:19 PM PDT by brightright
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good for Ann. Good for Jonah. Mitt Romney was not and is not my first choice. He’s not doing as well as I’d like. That said, he’s doing better than I was afraid he might. And even if he weren’t, it’s done. He’s the Republican nominee. And he’s the nominee, or at least the type of nominee, a lot of these same folks, both the political hacks and the journalist hacks, wanted. They didn’t want the big, brave, bold-colors candidate. They wanted the safe, competent, risk-averse, beige-and-pastels, even boring candidate, and that’s what they got. And a lot of them did their part in making that happen. So no, I don’t have a lot of patience for or sympathy with them if they’re now going wobbly. That, from them, is treacherous. Shame on them.


22 posted on 09/23/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: ansel12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWLzHt8ImyE&feature=youtu.be

Ravi Zacharias answers an audience question - Is Mormonism a cult? Azcharias proceeds to give the classic definition of what cult means and then moves to talking about the idea of choosing to vote for someone based on their religion. He conveys that in politics when faced with choosing a leader, pick the one who will give the nation the best moral soil to look for Christ. He cautions that we should use the term “cult” wisely, mindful that with “Jim Jones, etc” it comes with baggage and loosely used in public it says more than what is intended.

I do not think Obama is the man that Ravi Zacharias will vote for in November.


23 posted on 09/23/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I don't think this helps:

"Stop it. This is hard".

Well Ann, nobody was out there BEGGING you to do it.

24 posted on 09/23/2012 1:40:49 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Tax-chick; RichInOC
"Good article.".....

...."That, from them, is treacherous. Shame on them."....

You and me and many other conservatives are watching the GOP:


25 posted on 09/23/2012 1:43:18 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ansel12

Mitt is arrogant....
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I certainly agree w/ that statement. I would also add that I think Ann comes off a touch arrogant as well. She came off better when she showed a “softer” side. She’s become, IMHO, a bit screechy. But who’s to say how I would sound if everyone appeared to be attacking my spouse.

One other thought...if Willard loses...what’s to keep him from going back and ammending his return to claim all of his deductions? I’m not a tax expert...but couldn’t he go back and claim his full deductions for the charitable contributions? And why the heck wouldn’t you take all the deductions the law allows? I sure as heck do.

Willard’s team have got to get it together...this campaign needs focus. It really is the economy....IMHO...focus on the economy and how Willard can make it better. That should be an easy sell. Lay out the freaking numbers....and explain how it “can” be if Willard’s Prez and he’s got the backing of an R Congress. Willard’s got to lay it all out there about what he needs...what WE need....to turn this ship around. And he needs to do it NOW.


26 posted on 09/23/2012 1:47:34 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: RichInOC

Mitt Romney was not and is not my first choice. He’s not doing as well as I’d like. That said, he’s doing better than I was afraid he might. And even if he weren’t, it’s done. He’s the Republican nominee. And he’s the nominee, or at least the type of nominee, a lot of these same folks, both the political hacks and the journalist hacks, wanted. They didn’t want the big, brave, bold-colors candidate. They wanted the safe, competent, risk-averse, beige-and-pastels, even boring candidate, and that’s what they got.
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Very well stated. So much better put than my over tired...it is what it is. (man does my spouse HATE that line). We could have had color...instead we’ve got beige. We have to work w/ beige and we have to make beige work for us. Demand it work for us.

Color will just have to wait.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 1:51:55 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Constructive criticism is one thing, but handing ammunition to the opposition is uncalled for.

Exactly right. With friends like Noonan, Hume and Krystal -- who needs enemies. Bad enough he, or any nominee with an (R) in front of their name, has to fight obama. They also have to fight the entire national, print, local, Hollywood and entertainment media. That's a tough and unfair challenge. If obama were to win, it will only be because the media helped elect him just like they did in '08. It certainly won't be because of his achievements. Obama is a nothingburger. He should be ahead 15 points the way the media is propping him up.

28 posted on 09/23/2012 1:56:16 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Constructive criticism is one thing, but handing ammunition to the opposition is uncalled for.

Exactly right. With friends like Noonan, Hume and Krystal -- who needs enemies. Bad enough he, or any nominee with an (R) in front of their name, has to fight obama. They also have to fight the entire national, print, local, Hollywood and entertainment media. That's a tough and unfair challenge. If obama were to win, it will only be because the media helped elect him just like they did in '08. It certainly won't be because of his achievements. Obama is a nothingburger. He should be ahead 15 points the way the media is propping him up.

29 posted on 09/23/2012 1:56:34 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Constructive criticism is one thing, but handing ammunition to the opposition is uncalled for.

Exactly right. With friends like Noonan, Hume and Krystal -- who needs enemies. Bad enough he, or any nominee with an (R) in front of their name, has to fight obama. They also have to fight the entire national, print, local, Hollywood and entertainment media. That's a tough and unfair challenge. If obama were to win, it will only be because the media helped elect him just like they did in '08. It certainly won't be because of his achievements. Obama is a nothingburger. He should be ahead 15 points the way the media is propping him up.

30 posted on 09/23/2012 1:56:44 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117
....Obama is a nothingburger.

And that would be the nicest thing one could say about him.

31 posted on 09/23/2012 2:05:44 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RichInOC

If the “conservative” “punditry” wanted a dramatic, envelope-pushing conservative, where were they for Sarah? Tearing her to pieces because she’s “not our class, dear,” that’s where. Heck with ‘em. We have more voters just in my immediate family.


32 posted on 09/23/2012 2:07:36 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("In the kingdom of the blind, sight is a crime and mentioning what you see is a gaffe.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You can keep promoting and defending Mormonism, but you should respond to my post pointing out that Mitt is indeed arrogant.

Mitt has displayed that arrogance and his born superior attitude, throughout his life, it may have something with his knowledge that he is destined to become a God, just like the God we worship.

If you want to see Ann in action, watch her pro-abortion videos or look at her fund raising for and supporting Planned Parenthood.


33 posted on 09/23/2012 2:18:23 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Good post!


34 posted on 09/23/2012 2:23:19 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: conservaKate

Mitt’s arrogance and sense of superiority is what led him to leave the GOP when Reagan was winning the nomination in 1979, Romney despises conservatives, devoted Christians, gun owners, patriots and anyone else who makes up the “right”.

Romney is awkward as the republican nominee, because he is having to play an uncomfortable roll and campaign as a moderate republican instead of as a liberal.

Poor Ann is totally confused by how to play republican to the masses.

Here is vintage Ann, woman of the people describing how they barely survived being dirt poor in college, of course both of them were minor celebrities, and wealthy, but as she describes it they ate a lot of “pasta” and tuna and were forced to live on loans from the parents and stocks.

“”Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time. The stock came from Mitt’s father. When he took over American Motors, the stock was worth nothing. But he invested Mitt’s birthday money year to year—it wasn’t much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself. Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.
Mitt and I walked to class together, shared housekeeping, had a lot of pasta and tuna fish and learned hard lessons.””


35 posted on 09/23/2012 2:30:23 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.
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OMW! That’s exactly how I got thru college and graduate school. EXACTLY. Such a small world. /s

I actually don’t begrudge folks who come from wealth or who were lucky enough to have parents/relatives who were able to help w/ education, home, business....whatever. I think that part is great. Never personally had it...but I have friends who have been fortunate to have had a helping hand from their well off family. My lucky friends knew they WERE lucky and were so very grateful for the helping hand. They certainly never got all hoity toity over their good fortune.

No...to me, there’s something else there that is the cause of this Romney arrogance. It can’t just be because they’re rich. I mean W and Laura were rich...and Laura never came off as screechy and aggogant. And truth be told...I don’t even mind a bit of arrogance...if the person has ‘earned’ the right to be arrogant.

So far, at least to me, neither Willard or Ann have done much to give them that ‘earned’ right of a bit of arrogance.

Oh gosh...wish that it was November already. :::sigh::::


36 posted on 09/23/2012 2:54:13 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: ballplayer

Well said. Thank you for your service to our great country and for the sacrifices made by you and your family. God help America.


37 posted on 09/23/2012 3:00:44 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: conservaKate
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38 posted on 09/23/2012 3:16:34 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am DISGUSTED by people SUPPOSEDLY on OUR SIDE BEATING up on Mitt ROMNEY!!! STOP IT, you FOOLS!!! Or do you just want to BLOVIATE during another Obama pResidency?? IDIOTS...all of you are IDOITS!!! KRISTOl, Tim Carney, WSJ.......get out of the wagon and start HELPING this country!


39 posted on 09/23/2012 3:50:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 9YearLurker

You have NO idea of what he GAVE and to WHOM he gave....it didn’t necessarily go to the Mormon Church.


40 posted on 09/23/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: brightright

geesh.....one doesn’t expect to get FIRE from their OWN SIDE when the stakes are this high!!! I guess you would prefer Obama.<P.What has happened to Freepers lately??? Their HATRED of Mitt is greater than their hatred of MARXISM???? Sad....PITIFUL even...a once great thinking site, gone to HELL.


41 posted on 09/23/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; mkjessup; Lakeshark; onyx; sf4dubya; exit82; stephenjohnbanker
Excellent read and agreed with wholeheartedly, ping!!

If General Custer had been afflicted with support like this from his own side, the Indians could have taken the day off. With pay.

In his latest "G-File," the always brilliant, funny and trenchant Jonah Goldberg reminds us that it was the Tea Party and activist base of the Republican party that were most resistant to Governor Romney during the primaries, while the Republican party establishment admonished us repeatedly to please shut up and get behind the man. Now that he's the party nominee, we've rallied to him not because he's morphed into the second coming of Ronald Reagan, but because we understand that this election is for the whole enchilada. Put very simply, if Obamacare isn't repealed, if the debt isn't addressed, if America keeps sitting on her thumbs while her embassies burn, if Iran gets the bomb,…. that's all she wrote. And so the base is working its heart out to send Obama and his comrades packing,….and now the establishment types who told us to get behind Romney, are taking a tire iron to his kneecaps.

42 posted on 09/23/2012 3:55:47 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: conservaKate

then STFU and SHOW some SUPPORT for Mitt!!! OUR COUNTRY IS AT STAKE!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 09/23/2012 3:56:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ansel12; Cincinatus' Wife; mkjessup
you should respond to my post pointing out that Mitt is indeed arrogant.

The arrogance of you and your 'purist' cronies within FR is what is of of greater offense. What have you all collectively done for the greater good of America? Even now? You're by default campaigning for Obama.

For that matter, in what manner have you 'purist' Christians even been used by Christ as 'fishers of men'? You do not exhibit His Spirit in how you speak to others, treat others, or even condemn others. Yet, you act as if you are Christ's Ambassadors and speak for Him, better than any other Christians within FR.

It would do well if you and you 'purists' would read the Apostle Paul's writings and apply it to yourselves, as much as readings from Charles Spurgeon, such as from his How To Become Fishers of Men:

...here is a brother who says that he is faithful. Of course, I must believe him, yet I never heard of a sinner being saved under him. Indeed, I should think that the safest place for a person to be in if he did not want to be saved would be under this gentleman's ministry, because he does not preach anything that is likely to arouse, impress, or convince anybody. This brother is "faithful:" so he says.

Well, When Jesus Christ says, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men," he means that you shall really catch men—that you really shall save some; for he that never did get any fish is not a fisherman. He that never saved a sinner after years of work is not a minister of Christ. If the result of his life-work is nil, he made a mistake when he undertook it.

Go thou with the fire of God in thy hand and fling it among the stubble, and the stubble will burn. Be thou sure of that. Go thou and scatter the good seed: it may not all fall in fruitful places, but some of it will. Be thou sure of that. Do but shine, and some eye or other will be lightened thereby. Thou must, thou shalt succeed. But remember this is the Lord's word—"Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Keep close to Jesus, and do as Jesus did, in his spirit, and he will make you fishers of men.


44 posted on 09/23/2012 4:08:53 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: Ann Archy; conservaKate
then STFU and SHOW some SUPPORT for Mitt!!! OUR COUNTRY IS AT STAKE!!!!!!!!!!

They don't care.

45 posted on 09/23/2012 4:10:40 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: Ann Archy

I realize you’ve been around here for a long time. But I do not see how that gives you the right to scream at me and use (implied) profanity towards me.

You show me where in any post I’ve written that I do not show support for this country. You won’t find it.

If you think following leaders blindly is what we need to do to protect our country....you’re talking to the wrong gal. I vote my conscience in accord w/ my beliefs. I’m a conservative woman who is proud of this country.

Sorry you think otherwise...but then, you don’t know me.

Have a good day.


46 posted on 09/23/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: nicmarlo
I think they WANT Obama in for 4 more DESTRUCTIVE YEARS!!! IDIOTS!!! I am so P@ssed at OUR side, I could spit nails.

Do you NOT SEE WHAT OUR COUNTRY HAS BECOME????? DO YOU NOT WANT TO SAVE IT?????? Mitt right now is our only hope......get behind him instead of SHOOTING him with insults.

47 posted on 09/23/2012 4:13:39 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
I think they WANT Obama in for 4 more DESTRUCTIVE YEARS!!! IDIOTS!!! I am so P@ssed at OUR side, I could spit nails.

They do. They already claim they are not "imbecilic or idiots" as to their ceaseless ranting against Romney (but never against Obama---look at any of their posts. You will find, perhaps, all of 6 posts combined of their condemnation of Obama).

All that's left to consider from their behaviors, statements, and actions, then, is that they are acting with intention to undermine Romney and help Obama get elected.

48 posted on 09/23/2012 4:18:44 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: Ann Archy

If you don’t think Bishop Romney gave 10% to the Mormon church, you don’t know what you are talking about.


49 posted on 09/23/2012 4:19:19 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nicmarlo

LOL, that post is a keeper, one of the most judgmental posts ever here at FR, as you attack our entire lives and patriotism, and for many of us, our military service to our nation, our decades of political activism for conservatism, and even our Christian faith, because we share the commonly made observation that your political candidate is “arrogant”.

That is true devotion to Bishop Romney, the man who despised Reagan, hates conservatism, and would never serve his nation, or allow anyone in his family to do so.

You wear the title “Romney devotee” very well.


50 posted on 09/23/2012 4:57:50 PM PDT by ansel12
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