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  • The alternative to Mitt Romney

    08/12/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 229 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | August 12, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    In some conservative quarters, the question is still being asked, “What is our alternative to Mitt Romney?” Some people are suggesting voting for the Libertarian Candidate or even the guy from the Constitution Party who may only end up on the ballot in one or two states. There is an alternative to Mitt Romney, if you are looking for one. Who is it? It is Barack Obama. No, that is not a joke. Absent some almost unprecedented or at least unpredictable event, next January in Washington, it is either going to be Barack Obama or Mitt Romney standing on the...
  • Sarah Palin: We’ve got Paul Ryan’s back and will call out the media for their lies and distortions

    08/12/2012 12:26:39 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 187 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/12/2012 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Sarah Palin says that Paul Ryan is sure to be vetted and scrutinized, but that she among others has his back and will call out the media for their lies and distortions. She goes on to say that when she was thrust in that spotlight that she didn’t have a lot of support from people in the McCain campaign to defender her and explain what her record was all about because they were protecting their own future interests. But she says that we won’t let that happen to Paul Ryan:
  • SARAH PALIN ENDORSES ROMNEY/RYAN

    08/12/2012 3:59:54 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 171 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/11/2012 | Sarah Palin
    Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. President Obama has declared that this election is about “two fundamentally different visions” for America. Goodness, he’s got that right. Our country cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama’s fundamentally flawed vision. We must now look to this new team, the Romney/Ryan ticket, to provide an alternate vision of an America that is fiscally responsible, strong, and prosperous – an America that understands and is proud of her exceptional place in the world and will respect those who fight to secure that exceptionalism, which...
  • The case against reelection

    08/10/2012 10:27:27 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/9/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    There are two ways to run against Barack Obama: stewardship or ideology. You can run against his record or you can run against his ideas.The stewardship case is pretty straightforward: the worst recovery in U.S. history, 42 consecutive months of 8-plus percent unemployment, declining economic growth — all achieved at a price of an additional $5 trillion of accumulated debt.The ideological case is also simple. Just play in toto (and therefore in context) Obama’s Roanoke riff telling small-business owners: “You didn’t build that.” Real credit for your success belongs not to you — you think you did well because of...
  • A Win/Win for ABO’s and ABR’s

    07/12/2012 10:13:18 AM PDT · by bestiq · 45 replies
    7/12/12 | bestiq
    We all, as Conservatives, can agree on this; Washington DC needs to get our message, We Refuse To Let America Die A Socialist Death! ABO’s and ABR’s can unite to send this message by doing the following. In all the states that Romney can win, vote for him. In all the states where he has no chance to win (the West Coast, the Northeast, ect.), vote Republican all the way down the ticket except for President where we vote for whomever each of us thinks is a true conservative. This will also serve as a primary of sorts to tell...
  • 100 Million Dollar Man: Romney Sets Fundraising Record

    07/05/2012 2:05:29 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 181 replies
    Mitt Romney reportedly raised more than $100 million in June, the best fundraising month of his campaign so far. Politico's Mike Allen first reported the total, which includes contributions to both Romney's campaign and the Romney Victory Fund—a joint account between the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee. A Romney spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. That's two record-breaking months in a row for the Romney team. In May, the presumptive Republican nominee raised nearly $77 million—almost $17 million more than President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. The Obama campaign has not yet announced its June...
  • Romney Says He’ll Win Pennsylvania in November

    06/16/2012 9:37:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/16/2012 | Emily Friedman
    CORNWALL, Pa. — Finishing the second day of his bus tour in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, an impassioned Mitt Romney declared that he would carry the Keystone State this fall. Referencing remarks made during a warm-up speech by Rep. Jim Gerlach, in which he suggested the crowd would have to “convince” Romney that he can win Pennsylvania this fall, Romney came bounding off his bus to tweak the representative’s remarks. “He said that you guys need to convince me that I’m going to win Pennsylvania,” Romney said. “I’ve got news for you, congressman, I am going to win Pennsylvania.”
  • Calif. primary - I'm writing in KEITH JUDD/Texas felon

    06/02/2012 9:41:54 AM PDT · by GunsAndBibles
    vanity ^ | 06/02/2012 | GunsAndBibles
    As a registered Independent, I get to vote in the DEM primary. Thought I'd give my support to proclaimed felon, at least he's honest about it.
  • Perspectives: Heads they win, tails we lose [No ABO!]

    06/02/2012 8:58:03 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 146 replies
    St. George Utah.com ^ | June 1, 2012 | Bryan Hyde
    Some lies are easier to spot than others. “Of course I’ll respect you in the morning.” “The check is in the mail.” “A vote for anybody but Romney is a vote for Obama.”The people who repeat this last lie are undeniably sincere. They don’t recognize that they’re merely repeating a manipulative platitude, calculated to keep voters within the ideological boundaries of a thoroughly corrupt two party system. The falsehood being parroted sounds almost exactly like it did four years ago except, in 2008, the name “McCain” was used in place of “Romney.”Once again the GOP faithful are being admonished to...
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • Romney Pharma Chief's Fundraiser - Fr. Pavone on Romney (long title, excerpted)

    05/26/2012 6:52:48 AM PDT · by bboop · 48 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 26, 2012 | Brian Fraga
    ... On May 16, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, visited the Miami home of Dr. Philip Frost, the chairman of the board of Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israel-based company that produces many different medicines, including regular contraceptives. Teva is also one of the country's largest producers of generic drugs. ... “At this point, the sentiment of most pro-life leaders and activists I am in contact with is that this election is about avoiding the unmitigated disaster of a second Obama term," said Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life. "This is not the first...
  • Kitchen Nightmares (or, Why I think Obama is Doomed)

    05/21/2012 7:11:32 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 44 replies
    Vanity | 05/21/2012 | RightFighter
    I was watching an episode of Kitchen Nightmares last night, and I had an epiphany about this presidential election that led me to believe that Barack Hussein Obama is destined to be a one-termer. I just wanted to share my observation with you. This episode was about a restaurant called Park's Edge, in Atlanta's Inman Park neighborhood. The two owners were good friends, Richard and Jorge, I believe, who found themselves with some money to burn, so they decided to open a restaurant together. Neither had any experience in the restaurant industry, although Jorge had gone to culinary school. Both...
  • There is no truce! Retread troll zot!

    05/19/2012 6:59:51 PM PDT · by geanakos.chris · 325 replies
    Vanity | Christopheros Geanakos
    First of all, not a newb.. just a purge victim from the primaries. JimRob posted almost a month ago about a so called truce between Romney supporters and the rest of the FReeper community. Since then, it appears the left has little job to do in driving a wedge into the right wing, we are doing it still ourselves. Were is this truce? How come all I see on here is Alinsky tactics of divide and conquer? Today there was a post about Evil Mittie and him fundraising with morning after pill distributors. And the "true blue conservatives" pounce, little...
  • Election 2012: North Carolina President North Carolina: Romney 51%, Obama 43%

    05/16/2012 5:43:50 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 122 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 5-16-2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has moved out to an eight-point lead over President Obama in North Carolina after the two men were virtually tied a month ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State shows the putative Republican nominee earning 51% of the vote to Obama’s 43%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. That’s a big change from last month when Romney posted a narrow 46% to 44% lead over the president in Rasmussen Reports’ first survey of the race in North Carolina. Democrats have signaled North Carolina’s...
  • Romney's Stellar Performance

    05/15/2012 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    LYNCHBURG, Va. -- It wasn't exactly the belly of the beast Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited recently on a picture-perfect commencement day at "the world's largest Christian University," but his appearance was a test as to whether the conservative school, founded by the late Jerry Falwell, would embrace a devout Mormon. And Romney passed. The more than 30,000 assembled in Liberty University's stadium to hear his commencement address not only applauded him when he proclaimed that marriage was a relationship between one man and one woman but also when he appealed to a "common purpose" in pursuit of shared...
  • Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage unites base

    05/10/2012 7:02:36 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/12 | By EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Social conservatives who doubted Mitt Romney now have a reason to rally around him after President Obama’s embrace of gay marriage. Despite the fact that very conservative and religious voters didn’t support Romney in the primary, their fierce opposition to the issue will give the presumptive GOP nominee a way to harness conservative enthusiasm in November. ----snip---- “President Obama just ‘evolved’ himself into a one-term president,” said Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage. “This is a disaster for the Democratic Party: the reality is that the exact states he needs to win are the states that...
  • Are you an ABO like me PO'd at JR for getting called a RINO? Truce declared! Please DONATE!

    05/06/2012 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 1,342 replies
    Attention "Anyone But Obama" (ABO) FReepers! If you go to the thread at the link you will will see that JimRob has "declared a truce" and hundreds of ABO FReepers are now vigorously defending their belief, which I share, that the ineligible Marxist Manchurian MUST BE DEFEATED to preserve the Republic...without fear of "the ZOT"! Please consider a DONATION not just to fund renewal of expression and amplification of your ABO views, but let's over-achieve this FReepathon to get JR his new equipment! IMO, Free Republic and FReepers could be vital in swing states in rallying just enough conservatives to...
  • Bachmann endorsement expected in Romney's Portsmouth visit

    05/02/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 3, 2012 | Julian Walker and Bill Bartel
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will likely get more than face time with Virginia voters when he visits Portsmouth today. He's also expected to nab a key endorsement. Several Republican sources this week said Romney's campaign is developing plans to have U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at the 1:15 p.m. event at Crofton Industries to announce her support for Romney. A darling of evangelicals and tea partyers, Bachmann briefly soared as a Republican presidential contender before withdrawing in January after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. An endorsement from her could lend some social conservative credentials to Romney...
  • On surprise Afghanistan visit, Obama says nation emerging from 'dark cloud of war' LIVE THREAD

    05/01/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT · by Jean S · 65 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/1/12
    President Obama zipped through Afghanistan Tuesday on a previously unannounced visit, signing a key partnership document with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as he prepared to deliver an address to the nation on the anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death.  In excerpts released in advance of the address, the president made sweeping statements about the course and eventual conclusion of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.  "We have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. Yet here, in the pre-dawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon," he plans...
  • Tea party will ‘absolutely’ back Romney in general election, says movement leader

    04/24/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 139 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Though the tea party wasn’t particularly enthused about Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy during the primary, one tea party leader who was present at the inception of the movement says the tea party will get behind the former Massachusetts governor going into the general election. “Absolutely, the tea party can and will support Mitt Romney in the general election, and with great energy in the door-to-door ground game,” said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition and author of the recently released book, “Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.” “It’s important also to...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Why Romney Has a Real Chance (It's more like ABO!)

    04/19/2012 2:35:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 99 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 18, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The odds of defeating an incumbent president should be slim but they are in fact at least 50/50. Here are some reasons that this is true. 1) Romney is a more experienced and better candidate than he was in 2008. That often happens after a run or two. Nixon was tougher in 1968 than in 1960 in the way that Reagan was wiser in 1980 than in 1968 and 1976, and George H. W. Bush was better in 1988 than in 1980. McCain ran more effectively in the primaries in 2008 than he did in 2000. The Republican primary rough-housing...
  • Mitt Romney leads Obama in first Gallup national tracking poll

    04/16/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 349 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney leads President Obama in the first Gallup national daily tracking poll. Romney took 47 percent support from surveyed registered voters, while Obama took 45 in a poll conducted between April 11 and April 15. Romney's edge though is within the poll's three point margin of error. Independents tipped the scale in favor of Romney, going for the former Massachusetts governor 45 percent to 39.
  • Conservatives Continue to Resist Mitt 'Anyone But Obama' Romney

    04/09/2012 5:44:44 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 165 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 8, 2012 | Susan Berry
    If you have not been a supporter of Mitt Romney’s since the start of the GOP primary campaign, you may be one of those stubborn conservatives, those obstinate Tea Partiers, or those recalcitrant Constitutionalists, who are yet refusing to commit to Gov. Romney at this midpoint of the nomination race. Perhaps you are tired of hearing words like “coalesce,” “electable,” “inevitable,” and “presumptive,” and phrases like, “It’s time to get behind Mitt,” or “We really have to decide so we can ‘focus on’ Obama.”
  • Sarah Palin: Anyone but Obama in the White House (Tue, Apr 3, 2012)

    04/03/2012 9:53:24 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2012 | FRAZIER MOORE
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin doesn't sound too gung-ho about Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential candidate, but she insists that anyone is better than Barack Obama in the White House. Anybody "would be infinitely better than what we have today," Palin said Tuesday on the "Today" show.
  • SHOCK POLL: ROMNEY 48% OBAMA 43% [Drudge Headline]

    03/10/2012 11:17:08 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 164 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends). Looking at Tuesday's upcoming primaries, the GOP race in Alabama is essentially a three-way tie, while Mitt Romney leads by eight in Mississippi. Nationally, Romney now leads Rick Santorum by 12 points. Regardless of who they want to win, 80% of Republican Primary Voters nationwide believe Romney will be the party's nominee. With the...
  • Romney Benefited From a $10 Million Federal Bailout?

    12/28/2011 8:01:56 AM PST · by wrrock · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/14/11 | Alexander Burns
    It wasn't really a TARP style bailout -- worse -- Romney's Bain placed a $10 million dollar liability with the taxpayers. All this while he benefited $4 million dollars directly. “The way the company was rescued was with a federal bailout of $10 million,” the ad says. “The rest of us had to absorb the loss … Romney? He and others made $4 million in this deal. … Mitt Romney: Maybe he’s just against government when it helps working men and women.” The facts of the Bain & Co. turnaround are a little more complicated, but a Boston Globe report...
  • What Chance Do We Have for a Brokered Convention? (Another Sound-Off Thread)

    12/03/2011 8:39:04 AM PST · by TheRobb7 · 57 replies
    Personal Thoughts ^ | 12-03-11 | TheRobb7
    In the spirit of my last posting "Now That We've Crucified Every Candidate.... (Here's Your Chance FReeper Nation)" and due to the great discussion and fostering of ideas put forth by FReeperNation, here's some other ideas to bandy about as we close in on the Hawkeye Caucai (Rush's label): 1) What do you think are the chances of NONE of the candidates getting the magic number of delegates heading in to the convention in Tampa? 2) If that indeed happens, is it a good thing? Why or why not? 3) Finally, if it DOES happen, what ticket do you think...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Obama brother accused of UK sex assault (13 year old)

    04/11/2009 6:44:35 PM PDT · by libh8er · 45 replies · 2,096+ views
    NewsOfTheWorld ^ | 4.11.09 | Gloria dePiero
    AMERICAN president Barack Obama's half brother was REFUSED a visa to enter the UK after being accused of an attempted sex attack on a young girl in Berkshire. The News of the World can reveal that Kenya-based Samson Obama tried to get into Britain on his way to Washington for his family's big day, the historic inauguration in January. But eagle-eyed immigration officials at East Midlands Airport, using the latest biometric tests, discovered he was linked to an incident here last November. The hi-tech database revealed that Samson -who manages a mobile phone shop just outside Nairobi-was the same man...