Skip to comments.Bravo, Ann Romney!
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 Put very simply, if Obamacare isn't repealed, if the debt isn't addressed, if America keeps sitting on her thumbs while her embassies burn, if Iran gets the bomb, .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.
geesh... he gave MORE than 10%......just guessing the EXTRA percentage was to OTHER things!!! THICK, baby, thick.
OK....WHO are you VOTING FOR????
Romney and his staff were the ones who leaked and smeared Sarah Palin. He did this to be able to run in 4 yrs. By doing that he helped Obama win. I know how horrible Obama is so did Romney. But he put his ambitions first he did not care about the Country. Romney is only concerned about Romney.
Yeah sure n00b, so you think it’s better that 0bama win this time around huh? Who are you voting for?
*THICK, baby, thick.*
What’s with your stupid snottiness? I know he gave more, I simply stated what was expected from him for his church.
Um, not quite. Yours and your (what was it mkjessup called you? Oh, yes, the "Holier-Than-Thou-Brigade (hereafter 'HTTB')"...that's what's a keeper), the HTTB post nothing but JUDGMENTS against every person who disagrees with you. I, as a Christian, will continue to point out that in your HTTB vigilantism, you're acting CONTRARY to the Scriptures, which reveal exactly how those who call themselves Christian are commanded by God to act:
A short excerpt follows:
Paul has much to say about how believers in Christ should conduct themselves. The Apostle Paul addressed all areas of our lives and how we should interact with others at home, work, society, and church, and whether the people we interact with are believers or, especially, unbelievers. One of Paul's greatest concerns is for a Christian to not cause others to stumble, both the believer and the unbeliever. A Christian's primary mission is to further the gospel of Christ. Jeopardizing that mission occurs when Christians act and speak in ways which are contrary to the Scriptures. Any time a Christian's behavior is in contradiction to the Scriptures, it is sin at work in their life. It becomes the responsibility of fellow believers to point out these failings so that the Holy Spirit can work with that person and bring him into alignment with how He would have them act.If you, or anyone else, requires additional Scriptures which instruct Christians how we are to treat and interact with others, please feel free to FReepmail me and I will provide them to you.
When a Christian sees another behaving in a manner that is contrary to Scripture, it is their duty to admonish them for such behaviors. Remaining silent in the presence of sin is sin. (2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness"; Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him." Leviticus 19:17; Acts 8:30 Philip ran up to the [the eunuch's] chariot and heard [him] reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked. 31"How can I," said [the eunuch], "unless someone explains it to me?")
Paul has grave warnings for people who live lives which are virtually indistinguishable from the lives they led prior to their conversion. Leading such a life contrary to Scripture can create great spiritual harm, not only to the person sinning, but to others as well because the sinning Christian has become a stumbling block to another's spiritual growth and creates a high probability that an unbeliever may reject Christ.
James, Jesus' brother, had much to say, as well, as to how Christians are to conduct themselves and the new purpose in their lives once they have become a Christian.
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in itnot forgetting what they have heard, but doing itthey will be blessed in what they do. 26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.James points out that when someone is a Christian but acts as ungodly as before, their conversion has no effect on furthering the gospel of Christ. Someone who doesn't stand out as different in a good way because they are not acting and behaving better than an unsaved person is useless to God. Other Scriptures have pointed out that it goes beyond uselessness, it actually becomes a negative because it is creates greater harm with others than had that person not been saved at all. (James 2: "20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.")
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A few excerpts of the Apostle Paul's writings in Galatians follow:
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: Love your neighbor as yourself. 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
THUMP. It's truly a shame, mk, that these people in the HTTB either do not see the harm they are doing to our country, or, worse, they do see and are willing it.
Great post, once again, mk! Your observations are spot on. It sure would be nice to see the HTTB folks attack the real enemy: the evil Marxist occupying the White House and destroying this country.
Lots of businesspeople listen to talk radio in their cars or in the office.
Not very carefully anyway.
That merely means your usual nasty personal attacks and avoidance of the topics, so no surprise there.
This yield to Mormonism in the name of Christ line is bizarre, but so is the fact of you guys being unable to defend Mitt and Ann, and their extraordinary arrogance.
Nobody ever has been able to defend the Romneys to conservatives though.
I didn’t want Obama last time but Romney did. Don’t blame me for Obama. If you want to thank Romney for helping give us Obama go ahead. I will not.
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.”
If Obama is the answer, its a pretty stupid question.
Hear! Hear !
I don’t like Kristol or that “nose in the air” Peggy Noonan. She is so affected it’s disgusting!
I used to like Noonan....when she wrote for Reagan. But she’s become anything but who she used to ‘be’ since then.
Do they even 'get' it, mk? If they don't, what fools. If they do, even worse.
Better watch yourself, pal. I’ll be cleaning your clock if you threaten our posters.
Oh they ‘get it’ Nic, they may be living in a delusional state but they know what they’re doing. In order to justify their attacks on Romney, Romney must lose on November 6th which means that 0bama will win. That will allow them to take comfort in America being punished with 4 more years of the 0bamunist abomination, which will somehow validate their backstabbing the only possible chance we have to defeat the most anti-Christian administration ever seen in this Nation.
The HTTB crew cannot abide the prospect of dirtying their lily white robes and linens by voting for Romney & Ryan on November 6th, they would rather America die first.
Meaningless, but very lengthy, and nasty.
And in the name of Christ, they do this?
It is my firm belief that the HTTP's behaviors and actions, giving support, aid, and give comfort to an ANTI-CHRISTIAN muslim and his re-election cannot possibly be the will or desire of the One True God (though they appear to claim otherwise). Perhaps they're worshiping some other god, not the God of the Jews and the Christians.
Good question, as it is self-evident that only one of two people will occupy the White House, either Romney or Obama.
If Obama wins it will be because the liberals, RINOs and people like you nominated the liberal Romney. You knew he was for abortion,gay marriage,RomneyCare, cap & trade, trying to force Catholic hospitals to do abortions, same sex adoptions and most other liberal issues but he’s your guy and he has an R beside his name. You could find the facts about Romney staff being behind the original attacks on Sarah Palin but it would not make any difference. You are too busy with childish insults.
To an unaware observer, it would appear that we were in the throes of the Republican Primary season with the Conservatives bashing Romney to get their chosen Candidate to the General Election to face the greatest threat to the future of our Country, Pharaoh Obama.
But no, it's like the Twilight Zone. The Republican Primaries apparently never happened and Obama must be the Conservative fighting Romney's ascension since he is the only person getting in the way.
Free Republic, doing the work that DU and Daily Kos obviously don't need to do. You all keep fighting amongst yourselves. I'm following the Levin Doctrine. since my guy Newt didn't make the cut.
Yeah, defending Mitt is impossible, so most don’t try.
It is impossible to deal with the facts of Mitt Romney and his wife Ann so his devotees resort to personal attacks and personal insults.
Here is how Ann and Mitt Romney relate to the issue of immigration.
Here is another insight into his dishonesty, my jaw dropped when I saw Mitt denying his illegals in the 2007 debate, and was not surprised what came of it a week later.
Governor Mitt, with all of his state resources and security, were interacting with the Guatemalan illegals at their private home for 10 years. The landscaper that the illegals worked for, was a naturalized Colombian himself, (A naturalized Colombian, Guatemalan illegals, and a sitting Governor), IDs better have been checked.
In December of 2006, the republican Governor was exposed, and suffered national embarrassment for using illegals for 10 years.
In December of 2007, in a national debate, Rudy Giuliani accused Mitt Romney of having run a Sanctuary Mansion. On national TV, Mitt Romney indignantly denied the claim.
A few days after the debate, the Boston Globe decided to look again at Mitts house, and guess what, they found Guatemalan illegals, they were working for the same Colombian, MITT HAD NEVER FIRED THEM!
Ten years and a national scandal, turned into 11 years, and a second national scandal, with all the same players, the same contractor, Guatemalan illegals, and the same Mitt Romney and his wife interacting with them at their home during the week.
Did you realize the primaries are OVER?
In case you didn’t get the message, Newt didn’t win them (my choice), neither did Bachmann, Santorum, Perry, or Cain, but now they’re all behind Romney, instead of helping Obama get elected, like you’re now doing.
Ok Ansel, so throw the lever for 0bama-Biden.
You know you want to.
I just hope they pay you for your efforts, I mean WTH, even Judas got 30 pieces of silver ok?
So, instead of making personal attacks against fellow conservatives, and the only person who has a chance of beating the anti-Christian muslim marxist, why can't you answer the question:
Do you know of any other way to get rid of that filthy Communist in the White House besides pulling the lever for Romney & Ryan? If so, by all means enlighten us.
Freepers are fully capable of making their own vote so, keeping a clear and honest knowledge of who and what Romney is while they do it, shouldn’t be overwhelming to them.
There is a truly important need to keep Mitt Romney from fulfilling his goal of revenge against conservatism in America, and his goal to destroy it.
Conservatives cannot allow the deification of the hard left, pro-abortion, Romneys, take place.
The 65 year old career politician has a true self, and we can’t pretend that he doesn’t.
You can Vote for the Legalizing Choom guy, the FR guy or the recent Democrat convert guy, but it won't make a bit of difference.
There are only two choices left, therefore I follow the Levin Doctrine. You do whatever you like.
“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.”
Dittos on this. Putting politics entirely aside, the Romney family are good people who have been trashed by the media worse than Richard Jewell, who was falsely accused of terrorist attack. Romney is like Zimmerman, trashed by a media with a (not-so-hidden) agenda.
Even the way the media is using a doctored tape (did you know the Nation tape actually has a gap of 2 minutes in it?).
You are absolutely correct. And you can see more trashing of Romney just up thread at #89, which proves that the media has more than willing handmaidens anxious to do their job for them right here on FR.
No one votes for me, and no one can limit me to 2 names to choose from.
I remember just last month when Mitt was thought to be pro-life, and to support the GOP pro-life platform, and how many people believed his claim that he “would be delighted” to sign a “conception” constitutional amendment.
Watch the short video in post 75, and then lay back and think of Mitt and Ann.
CBS-August 27, 2012. Mitt returns to his roots.
PELLEY: Well, the platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where you are?
ROMNEY: No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. Im in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.
Not a mention of the Mideast or Obama’s incompetence that resulted in the Torture and Murder of our Ambassador. It was bash the Evil Rich Romney Family, not just Mitt but his Wife and kids.
The Propaganda is thick with those folks. They have six more shows before the Election to save their guy Obama and they are pulling out all the stops.
Just watched part of the Emmy's. Game Change won best miniseries and the ditz Jullianne Moore who played Sarah Palin won for best Actress. She even made a comment about Sarah's opinion of her fantasy role.
Those people are beyond rational thought. They loved sticking it to Sarah Palin one more time. Liberals HATE US, or as Rush said, they would pick destroying Conservatives over destroying the Jihadists.
Once again, 0bama thanks you for your support. Every post you make attacking Romney benefits 0bama, and it is clear from your words and deeds that you would prefer to see 4 more years of 0bama, than to even consider voting for Romney & Ryan.
Obama believes in Infanticide and he is the only alternative to Romney, so what's your point?
Don't bother answering. It really doesn't matter to me what your point is. If you get your way Obama is running things until January 2017. We will both be enjoying that wonderful event should it happen.
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