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Life After Defeat For Mitt Romney: Public Praise, Private Questions [Recriminations Begin!]
Washington Post ^ | November 07, 2012 | Philip Rucker

Posted on 11/07/2012 10:26:27 PM PST by Steelfish

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To: HiTech RedNeck
I beg to differ. Barack was a groomed, celebrated figurehead. He did nothing on his own accord.

Strangely enough, that's what they said about Reagan when he was in office. Obviously there's a difference in the way they are treated by the media - Reagan was reviled as a drooling, senile warmonger whereas Obama is the One we've been waiting for, who puts FDR (my #1 candidate for worst president ever) in the shade.

But the idea that they stood him up is, in my view, misguided. Why him? There are large numbers of ambitious liberal pols out there who want to be President, none of whom would defer to Obama just because he's black. Do you really think Nancy Pelosi or the rest of the overwhelmingly white Democratic congressional delegation would stand aside for any number of black politicians to run for their seats in their place? Obama had to fight his way to the top, like anyone else. It's not as if Clinton gave Obama a free pass during the primaries - her people went at the Jeremiah Wright angle hard. Clinton's problem is that while it might have worked in the general*, it failed in the Dem primaries. Dukakis certainly did not stand aside for Jesse Jackson in 1988, any more than Mondale did in 1984.

* In not working the Wright angle, McCain gave up his only chance at the presidency.

101 posted on 11/08/2012 10:52:26 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Democrats are good at projection, so of course they’d say that about Ronald Reagan. But not even he used a teleprompter all the time, making gaffes that made it crystal clear that he wasn’t the writer for that box.

Just the teleprompter would have made a very good plot device for a novel written a few decades ago, or for The Twilight Zone.


102 posted on 11/08/2012 10:55:17 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
It is because of individuals like yourselves that we lost so badly. I very much hope that you leave the party. Form something else and let the GOP’s tent grow. Thanks for going away.

You decided to dodge the question by making a personal attack.

I'll ask you again.

How is a population with a 53% illegitimacy rate "family-values oriented"?

And why would any fiscal conservative pander to an immigrant population that loves big government and government handouts such that a majority will accordingly vote for big government democrats?

The only thing amnesty and open borders accomplishes is more Democrat voters.

Let's stand for individual freedom, personal responsibility and limited government and appeal to those hispanics who want those things.

103 posted on 11/08/2012 11:05:08 AM PST by Meet the New Boss
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Democrats are good at projection, so of course they’d say that about Ronald Reagan. But not even he used a teleprompter all the time, making gaffes that made it crystal clear that he wasn’t the writer for that box.

On that point, it's amusing Obama is so disengaged that he delegates speech-writing to the point that he doesn't even read them beforehand. It boggles the mind as to how much more of his agenda he could achieve with more of a work ethic. Reagan was a workaholic who always worked on his speeches along with speechwriters. Overall, I'm glad that Obama is so lazy when he's not working on winning elections. Think of the damage he could do if he actually worked at passing bills. However, he's probably a more engaged father than Reagan was. Our consolation prize is that he's nowhere near as effective as he could be at passing his extremely damaging agenda if he merely applied himself.

104 posted on 11/08/2012 11:14:53 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

It’s more than lazy. If I were a President, why would I ever want to commit myself in public to a speech I hadn’t even vetted?


105 posted on 11/08/2012 11:18:29 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
I very much hope that you leave the party. Form something else and let the GOP’s tent grow. Thanks for going away.

No problem. Without conservatives your GOP can share a phone booth with the Libertarians for your conventions. LOL

106 posted on 11/08/2012 11:18:44 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Meet the New Boss

It is said that hypocrisy is vice’s tribute to virtue.

It might be better to have a society of hypocrites than a society of sincere scoundrels.


107 posted on 11/08/2012 11:20:29 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

You are advocating destruction. Begone yourself, Obot!


108 posted on 11/08/2012 12:43:23 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Are you serious? Even my Spanish mother is upset that they are not following immigration laws as she did. Try immigrating to any country, even Mexico without papers...they will throw you in jail or our of the country. This is not about if they are ‘nice’ or ‘moral’. It’s about laws!


109 posted on 11/08/2012 1:54:38 PM PST by HollyB
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To: Steelfish

The losers who advised Mitt should only be certified to manage school board races or democrat national tickets. They obviously had a hard job and were not up to the task.


110 posted on 11/08/2012 2:05:42 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

A candidate needs to be his own adviser, Reagan didn’t need advisers.


111 posted on 11/08/2012 2:07:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ansel12

you’re calling Mitt Romney......a “weirdo”? That’s just what liberals do, name call

I was right. People like you - ignored from now on.

I’m sure you’re having fun posting on your liberal site.


112 posted on 11/08/2012 5:28:02 PM PST by swpa_mom
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To: swpa_mom

Yeah, I knew you would flame. I remember you. You can flame on all you want, but the fact is, Ronald Reagan WAS a better candidate than Romney. Ronald Reagan won.


113 posted on 11/08/2012 6:34:08 PM PST by malkee
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To: HollyB; TigersEye; SatinDoll; Meet the New Boss

Well, apparently Sean Hannity agrees with me. Soon you will too. Or you will go away mumbling to yourself as you fashion your tin foil hats.


114 posted on 11/09/2012 1:12:03 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (Using profanity gives people who don't want information from you an excuse not to listen.)
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To: swpa_mom
you’re calling Mitt Romney......a “weirdo”?

Mitt Romney believes that he is in the process of becoming God, a God just like our God is to us, except for a different planet of people. Mitt has taught that belief for many years

Mitt believes that our God on this planet, and his father before him, and so on, were once men just as Mitt is today, and that through living like Mitt, that they ascended to become Gods, as they are now.

Mitt believes that the God of planet Earth was once a man, and is now God the Father, but that there are countless such Gods, and that He Himself will become one of them as well.

You don't think that is a little weird for a man who almost became president? What do we normally think of a man who thinks that he is ascending to becoming a God?

115 posted on 11/09/2012 8:10:38 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney not only reelected Obama, he lost the Senate,ruined the "down ticket", West, Mia Love, Brown.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Sean Hannity

Well, there's your sign! ROTFLOL

116 posted on 11/09/2012 12:39:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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