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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 Put very simply, if Obamacare isn't repealed, if the debt isn't addressed, if America keeps sitting on her thumbs while her embassies burn, if Iran gets the bomb,….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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To: RandallFlagg
I just love these Threads. They start out with anything “Romney” and turn into a Romney hate fest.

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.

81 posted on 09/23/2012 8:36:53 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: mkjessup

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 Mitt’s 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.


82 posted on 09/23/2012 8:40:08 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: brightright; mkjessup

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.


83 posted on 09/23/2012 8:41:33 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: brightright
As someone who just arrived last April, you need to give your head a shake and understand that the primary season is over. Romney was never ANYBODY's first choice, he was not mine, and I bashed and thrashed him without mercy up until last month when it was clear that he was going to be the GOP nominee. I wasn't happy about that, and few conservatives are. But now that he IS the nominee, we have a choice between sitting on our hands and letting 0bama win another term in office which will mean the end of our Republic as we know it, OR we can backstab the only ticket that has a chance to throw that filthy Communist out of the White House.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem and if you're going to do nothing but attack Romney & Ryan, you are providing effective default support and aid to re-electing 0bama. Don't kid yourself about that. If you want the most anti-Christian regime in history to have four more years to rule this Nation, then keep crying in your Fruit Loops about how Sarah Palin was wronged, but while you're at it, ask yourself why SHE is supporting Romney and Ryan?

Let me help you out with this, ok kid?

Sarah Palin is supporting the GOP ticket because SHE understands the urgency of defeating 0bama.

Do you? Or are you smarter than Sarah Palin?
84 posted on 09/23/2012 8:42:09 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: ansel12

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?


85 posted on 09/23/2012 8:43:48 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: ansel12
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.

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.

You may begin at any time.

**crickets**
86 posted on 09/23/2012 8:44:44 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: nicmarlo
The crickets will have more to say than the members of the Holier-Than-Thou-Brigade.

At least for a few more minutes anyway.
87 posted on 09/23/2012 8:47:16 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mkjessup

LOL


88 posted on 09/23/2012 8:47:45 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: Kickass Conservative

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.


89 posted on 09/23/2012 8:48:35 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12; Kickass Conservative; All
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.

TRANSLATION = VOTE FOR 0BAMA

[that was Ansel12, and they approved that message]
90 posted on 09/23/2012 8:53:32 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mkjessup

lmao heh


91 posted on 09/23/2012 8:54:15 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: ansel12
That's all well and good, but it has nothing to do with my Post.

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.

92 posted on 09/23/2012 8:55:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“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?).


93 posted on 09/23/2012 8:55:56 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: WOSG

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.


94 posted on 09/23/2012 8:58:56 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

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. I’m in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.


95 posted on 09/23/2012 9:05:55 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: WOSG
When you have a chance, check out the SNL “News” segment with Seth Meyers from last Saturday night.

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.

96 posted on 09/23/2012 9:06:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: ansel12

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.


97 posted on 09/23/2012 9:07:43 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: ansel12
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.

You may begin at any time.


**crickets**
98 posted on 09/23/2012 9:09:52 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: ansel12
Didn't I read that Romney said he misspoke about the “Heath of the Mother” comment? Doesn't matter, NO PRESIDENT can overturn Roe v Wade all by himself.

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.

99 posted on 09/23/2012 9:13:24 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: Kickass Conservative; ansel12
Ansel12 is a charter member of the HTTB ('Holier-Than-Thou-Brigade') and nobody is more conservative than they are. They cannot bring themselves to vote for Romney & Ryan, therefore their default position ends up being one of supporting the re-election of 0bama with their incessant and never ending attacks on Romney. It is clear to even a casual observer that they hate Romney. They despise everything he stands for, so much so that they will gladly leap into the arms of the most anti-Christian regime America has ever seen.
100 posted on 09/23/2012 9:17:42 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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