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  • ‘Flip-flops like this’: Sarah Palin calls out Sen. Rubio for supporting amnesty

    06/23/2013 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 170 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Sunday June 23, 2012
    Sarah Palin @SarahPalinUSA: Politicians wonder why we can't trust them? Campaign flip-flops like this and carve-out bribes in the Amnesty... http://fb.me/2IsL1uspC Palin’s tweet links to a story from TownHall.com detailing Sen. Marco Rubio’s (D-Fla.) flip-flop over amnesty for illegal immigrants. During a debate with opponents Rep. Kendrick Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, candidate Rubio argued that giving illegal immigrants an “earned path to citizenship,” which Crist, Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush had advocated, is basically amnesty. Rubio, who won that 2010 election, is now the leading Republican in the U.S. Congress pushing for illegal aliens to...
  • Romney: I Will Be a Pro-Life President, De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    10/10/2012 2:24:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 86 replies
    Life News ^ | October 10, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made his pro-life views clear today in response to a question from a reporter on the campaign trail in Ohio.Romney said he would govern as a pro-life president, de-fund the nation’s largest abortion company, and reinstate a policy preventing taxpayer funding of international abortion promotion efforts on the part of Planned Parenthood.“I think I’ve said time and again that I’m a pro-life candidate and I’ll be a pro-life president. The actions I’ll take immediately is to remove funding for Planned Parenthood. It will not be part of my budget. And also I’ve indicated that I...
  • Mitt Romney hugs Paul Ryan, but not budget

    08/12/2012 12:12:06 PM PDT · by RaisingCain · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | Politico
    Romney spokeswoman Sarah Pompei said Saturday that the candidate “applauds” Ryan’s ideas, but intends to issue his own blueprint for reshaping the federal budget. After Romney’s speech introducing Ryan, advisers said the former Massachusetts governor has no intention of being handcuffed to all the specifics of Ryan’s plans — though he has said in the past that he’d sign Ryan’s budget if passed by Congress. “He has said it moves us in the right direction. He has said that if it’s sent to him, he would sign it. And he has said that he will put forward his own plan,”...
  • Mitt Romney Comes Out in Support of Homosexual Boy Scout Leaders, Members

    08/07/2012 6:36:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 427 replies
    Christian News ^ | August 6, 2012 | Heather Clark
    A spokesperson for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has advised that the former Massachusetts governor disagrees with the Boy Scout’s current policy prohibiting open homosexuals from serving as members and leaders. According to The Associated Press, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told the news outlet in an email that Romney still stands by his beliefs that homosexual men should be able to serve in the organization. She specifically noted that Romney had outlined his views in 1994 during a political debate, and that his stance has not changed. “I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what...
  • Does Romney's Tax Plan Accept the Premise of the Left's Class Warfare? (Rush has MR news)

    04/17/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-17-12 | Rush Limbaugh
    Excerpt: "Now on Sunday night Romney was here in Palm Beach for a big fundraiser. Word has leaked out about some of the things that he said to the donors. These are things that he's not said publicly in terms of specifics on policy, and one of the things that he talked about was a tax plan. He wants to lower rates but eliminate some deductions for the rich. And I have to tell you, folks, I'm not comfortable with the Republican nominee talking about special plans for "the rich," special plans for "Hispanics." That was part of it, too....
  • Ann Romney in 1994: “We didn’t know a single Republican”

    03/23/2012 1:45:53 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-23-12 | Tina Korbe
    “Independence and pragmatism” have been at the heart of Mitt Romney’s politics from his first entrance into the electoral arena, CNSNews.com reports today, with a look back at an article that revealed Romney as he was when he decided to run for the United States Senate in 1994. ~~~~~ “When Romney decided to run, Republicans exchanged quizzical looks: ‘We didn’t know a single Republican when we jumped in in December,’ his wife, Ann, says,” Brownstein reported. “As a registered independent, Romney had voted in the Democratic presidential primary in 1992 to support Paul E. Tsongas (though he backed George Bush...
  • 14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain

    01/21/2012 5:06:13 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Last night, BuzzFeed got a hold of the 2008 John McCain campaign's research book on Mitt Romney. In over 200 painstakingly researched pages, it notes every slip-up, political fib, and potential liability for Romney going forward. And of course it picks apart all the times Romney has said one thing, and then when the political winds changed, said something else. Read more: 14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain
  • Mitt Romney, candidate of the 1%

    01/09/2012 3:27:47 PM PST · by Cardhu · 19 replies
    Guardian ^ | January 9th 2012 | Jason Farago
    Distracted by the antics of conservatives who can't win, liberals are missing that the GOP will select Big Money's staunchest ally Mitt Romney goes into the New Hampshire primary Tuesday with a 19-point lead. But, of course, Romney has been the Republican nominee for president for nearly six months now. Since the flare-out of Rick Perry, the only other GOP nominee able to raise any serious cash, Romney has faced only a parade of reality-show contestants posing as presidential candidates. Romney, the candidate of the 1%, has benefited from Citizens United in ways we thought wouldn't come to light until...
  • Romney charity used for conservative donations {read political donations]

    12/25/2011 8:40:40 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 8 replies
    AJC ^ | December 23, 2011 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    In the Republican primary struggle to define the most reliably conservative presidential candidate, Mitt Romney has put his money where his mouth is. Over the past six years and two presidential campaigns, Romney has donated at least $260,000 from his family charity foundation to GOP causes and influential conservative groups that could deepen his ties within the party and establish his credibility on the right. Romney's campaign said there was no hidden motivation behind his contributions.-SNIP-.....the Romney campaign is studded with former Bush political veterans and appears to lead its rivals in financial support from former Bush fundraisers.-SNIP-...Romney gave...
  • Newt Gingrich Responds To Glenn Beck (He doesn't deny being a progressive)

    12/12/2011 9:09:39 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 162 replies
    WGIR AM 610 and 96.7 the Wave with Host Paul Westcott ^ | December 12th | Newt Gingrich(Audio)
    when you're talking about Glenn Beck now he actually, the other day, called you a progressive on FOX Business channel. What do you say to that sort of claim?" Gingrich: "I don't know. It depends on what standard you're using, you know? The fact is I balanced the budget for four consecutive years. And we did so by cutting taxes and increasing employment so people went back to work, they left welfare, they left food stamps, they left unemployment, they left Medicaid. Who else has that record of achievement? I worked with Reagan in '79, '80. I worked with Reagan...
  • Romney visits former President George H.W. Bush

    12/01/2011 8:30:55 PM PST · by bkopto · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 1, 2011 | Staff
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney met with former President George H.W. Bush Thursday, but Romney aides say no endorsement is coming. The former Massachusetts governor ventured onto the turf of a rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to meet with Bush and his wife, Barbara, in the living room of their Houston home. Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said Romney and the nation's 41st president are friends, but added that the visit doesn't mean Bush will endorse Romney. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said the meeting was a courtesy visit, noting that Bush has met with other GOP presidential hopefuls, including Jon Huntsman.
  • Herman Cain: For low-income families, it’ll be 9-0-9 (for those at or below the poverty level)

    10/21/2011 1:13:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Huh? After weeks of repeating 9-9-9 and, in the process, making his bold and original tax reform plan common knowledge, Herman Cain today altered his slogan: GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain clarified his much talked-about “9-9-9″ tax plan Friday, saying those who fall at or beneath the poverty level would have a different plan: “9-0-9.”Cain took heat over his proposal, which replaces the current tax code with a 9% corporate tax, a 9% income tax and a new 9% national sales tax. Opponents have argued the middle part of the plan would increase taxes on the poor, who currently pay...
  • Mitt Does Not Do Authentic Very Well

    10/10/2011 5:15:35 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | October 10, 2011 | Dan Riehl
    Ack, the headline reminds me of a grade school report card. While there seems to be no way to predict to what end Team Romney may eventually calculate itself, most every "smart" move they make serves to confirm how unsuitable Romney is for what's needed right now. He appears to be completely out of touch.Naturally, he's sensitive to being painted as a rich white Republican, which he is, for the most part. So, I get why the brain trust would think, hey, let's not go too hard on this Wall Street stuff. Maybe we need to back off a bit....
  • A "Normal Party" and the Difference Between Bush and Perry

    07/11/2011 3:30:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 5, 2011 | Jonathon S. Tobin, Contentions
    According to the New York Times’ David Brooks, Republican hardliners against tax increases are turning the GOP into a “psychological protest” rather than a “normal political party.” Brooks is upset that after having forced Democrats to come far closer to their position on taxes and spending in order to cut a deal to extend the national debt ceiling, there is little chance the House majority will embrace what he considers to be “the deal of the century.” To Brooks, the Democrats’ offer on the debt ceiling is the “Mother of All No-Brainers,” and his anger at the GOP’s insistence that...
  • Texas' Perry urges other governors to join him at prayer event

    06/05/2011 4:18:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    reuters ^ | June 5, 2011 | Jim Forsyth
    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) -- Saying "there is hope for America, and we will find it on our knees," Texas Governor Rick Perry has invited other governors to join him in a "solemn gathering of prayer and fasting" in August in Houston, according to the event's website. Perry, who said recently he is considering a run for the Republican nomination to contest the presidency in 2012 against Barack Obama, has frequently made calls for prayer while governor.
  • President Obama: Position on gay marriage "still evolving"

    12/23/2010 6:00:25 AM PST · by FredJake · 14 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 12/22/2010 | Joe Newby
    Hours after signing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", President Obama said his view on gay marriage was "still evolving". In 1996, he supported gay marriage and opposed the Defense of Marriage Act, that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. During the 2008 campaign, he gave conflicting statements on the issue. The San Francisco Gate reported in 2008 then Senator Obama opposed a California measure banning gay marriage. In the same article, an Obama spokeswoman issued a statement saying: "Senator Obama supports civil unions, and he has consistently opposed federal and state constitutional marriage...
  • NYT: Gingrich Praises New Conservatism and Targets ‘Elite’

    09/18/2010 9:54:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 72 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 18, 2010 | Ashley Parker
    No less than half-dozen prominent conservative politicians came to the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. to dip their feet in the Tea Party-laden waters, and on Saturday morning Newt Gingrich was among the last to address the crowd as he possibly tested the mood for a potential 2012 presidential run. “The establishment is in such a state of shock,” said Mr. Gingrich, a former speaker of the House whose name has emerged among possible 2012 contenders. “I am a great passionate believer in the wisdom of the American people over time. They occasionally make mistakes —...
  • Will the Real John McCain Please Stand Up?

    08/23/2010 12:24:45 PM PDT · by AuntB · 59 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Aug.23, 2010 | Suzy Khimm
    A Senator’s journey from bipartisan maverick to right-wing ideologue—one flip-flop at a time. In theory, John McCain's right-wing madness could come to an end on Tuesday, when he is expected to prevail over former Rep. JD Hayworth in Arizona’s Senate primary. Faced with a stiff conservative challenge, McCain has spent this election cycle defying many of his long-held moderate positions. In fact, his transformation from aisle-crossing, party-bucking maverick (see this 1998 Mother Jones interview) to cookie-cutter conservative has been years in the making. During his 2008 presidential bid, he began to lurch rightward on a litany of issues in his...
  • McCain protests like a good Liberal

    06/15/2010 8:19:27 AM PDT · by WriteStuff · 38 replies · 356+ views
    Across the Back Fence ^ | 06/15/2010 | Todd Fitchette
    It's amazing how politicians feel they can only be elected by feigning conservative views and tendencies, but once elected, rebound to the Liberal side of the aisle. Take Sen. John McCain as just one of many examples. He was recently queried at a town hall meeting in Yuma, Arizona about his alleged Conservative philosophy. In typical McCain fashion, he apparently became quite animated and defensive over questions related to the differences between his claims (about being a Conservative) and his more liberal voting record. As a voter, it's disappointing to be duped by a politician who you later discover is...
  • Flashback: Obama Argues for Rule of Law in Deporting Illegals Without Proper Papers

    04/29/2010 9:09:49 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 20 replies · 1,162+ views
    Flashback: Obama Argues for Rule of Law in Deporting Illegals Without Proper Papers http://www.breitbart.tv/flashback-obama-argues-for-rule-of-law-in-deporting-illegals-without-proper-papers/
  • The Long-Distance Runner (Be afraid, be very afraid for 2012)

    08/30/2009 10:25:41 AM PDT · by Replace all Democrats · 222 replies · 4,712+ views
    Just before Thanksgiving last year, a group of former aides to Mitt Romney convened at his salmon-colored Belmont home, many of them gathering for the first time since Romney had disbanded his presidential campaign some nine months before. Romney had invited them for a post-mortem of the election weeks earlier, the type of dispassionate assessment that the Harvard Business School alumnus so enjoyed. But over cookies, they found few of the metrics for success that Romney prized -- Republicans had been decisively thumped at all levels -- and his attention shifted from 2008 to the future.
  • Mitt Romney is a flip-flopping socialist bum!

    07/17/2009 11:37:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 163 replies · 3,676+ views
    vanity | July 17, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Don't trust him. He's a RINO. Worse than a RINO. He's the enemy within. You never know where he honestly stands on any issue. What he promises today, he flips on tomorrow. It all depends on which way the political winds are blowing and which office he's running for. He's a liar. He's a big government socialist. His RomneyCare state run health care system is a big government boondoggle. It's tyranny. Government provided, er, forced health care is tyranny not freedom or free markets. Do not believe the socialist propaganda supporting such nonsense. Socialized medicine is simply another step to...
  • After Visiting Iraq Obama Won’t Acknowledge That The Surge Is A Success

    07/22/2008 9:34:30 AM PDT · by Quaker · 12 replies · 164+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | July 22, 2008 | Quaker
    Barack Obama on his “Most Excellent World Tour” (The Iraq Stop) defends his position that the surge in Iraq did not work. In an interview on ABC (All Barack Channel) Obama would not acknowledge that the surge in Iraq has been successful. (Video Included)
  • Obama Defends Himself Against Flip-Flopping Criticism

    07/08/2008 10:43:13 AM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies · 85+ views
    ABC ^ | 7/8/08 | staff
    ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Senator Barack Obama was confronted with a question at a town hall in Powder Spring, GA that has plagued him since the start of his general election campaign: has he been flip-flopping and moving more toward the center, and can he make his Iraq position clear? The question came from a former Republican, who worked for Bobby Kennedy when he was 15. Although the man called the flip-flopping charges, “nonsense,” he asked the Illinois Senator to clear up any confusion. “The people who say this apparently haven’t been listening to me,” Obama shot back quickly....
  • Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims (Uh-oh)

    07/03/2008 4:35:19 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 9,492 replies · 131,028+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 3 July 2008 | Reuven Koret
    Jay McKinnon, a self-described Department of Homeland Security-trained document specialist, has implicated himself in the production of fraudulent Hawaii birth certificate images similar to the one endorsed as genuine by the Barack Obama campaign, and appearing on the same blog entry where the supposedly authentic document appears. The evidence of forgery and manipulation of images of official documents, triggered by Israel Insider's revelation of the collection of Hawaii birth certificate images on the Photobucket site and the detective work of independent investigative journalists and imaging professionals in the three weeks since the publication of the images, implicate the Daily Kos,...
  • McCain Looses Mind, and Mine

    02/14/2008 8:08:16 PM PST · by Antenna Wilde · 30 replies · 535+ views
    02/14/08 | Antenna Wilde
    02/14/08 by Antenna Wilde On Feb. 13th Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would try to advance a revision bill (S.2248) that would prohibit the CIA from using interrogation techniques not authorized by the U.S.Army Field Manual. "Agreeing on one standard of interrogation will help restore our moral leadership in the world, and certainly that is needed," said Reid. "In the long run, torture does not help the United States. The information isn't reliable, puts our troops at risk and undermines our counterinsurgency efforts." This echoed the long held opinion of Sen.John McCain, R-Az., who was expected to be...
  • McCain Looses Mind, and Mine

    02/15/2008 12:14:28 PM PST · by Antenna Wilde · 5 replies · 103+ views
    02/15/08 | Antenna Wilde
    02/14/08 by Antenna Wilde Let me say first, that I have always admired Senator McCain's adamant stance against the use of torture, and have often defended that position against some McCain bashers I've encountered in the blogosphere. Now, however, I'm feeling like a belittled idiot. On Feb. 13th Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would try to advance a revision bill (S.2248) that would prohibit the CIA from using interrogation techniques not authorized by the U.S.Army Field Manual. "Agreeing on one standard of interrogation will help restore our moral leadership in the world, and certainly that is needed," said...
  • Romney predicts conservatives will stop McCain

    02/14/2008 1:52:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 174 replies · 414+ views
    CNN.com ^ | February 4, 2008 | PoliticalTicker
    (CNN) — Mitt Romney predicted Sunday his party's conservative base will rally behind him on Super Tuesday in order to prevent John McCain from winning the Republican nomination. "What I have to do is continue to see what's been happening the last few days, specifically that is conservatives across the country are saying, 'whoa, we have to get behind Mitt Romney,'" he said on CNN's Late Edition. "You've got people like Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham and the list goes on and on and on — Hugh Hewitt, Lars Larson — conservative voices, both from radio and from publications, are...
  • Mitt Romney's Liberal Paradigm Shift: a Republican FOR Homosexual 'Special Rights'

    02/04/2008 10:22:25 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 108 replies · 85+ views
    MEDIA ADVISORY, Feb. 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Peter LaBarbera, founder of Republicans For Family Values, today criticized GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his "novel pro-homosexual positioning in the GOP." On Dec. 16, Romney (the alleged "conservative" in the race) told NBC's "Meet the Press" that "it makes sense at the state level" to enact pro-homosexual "sexual orientation" laws. (Last week, CNN's Roland Martin reported that Romney told him that he opposes "gay marriage," but supports "gay rights.") LaBarbera issued the following statement: Mitt Romney just doesn't get it on the homosexual agenda, and if he doesn't get at after...
  • Mitt happened to Mass., so let’s return the favor

    02/02/2008 10:09:18 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 77 replies · 502+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 1, 2008 - | Peter Gelzinis
    Only a fool, or maybe a couple of talk radio hucksters, would consider wasting a vote come Tuesday on our native carpetbagger, Mitt Romney. And to tell you the truth, I think the allegiance of the radio blow-hards is as much a scam as Mitt’s allegiance to Massachusetts. You didn’t need to be George Will to figure out what the deal was when Mitt and the lovely Ann blew back into town from Salt Lake City with their matching black leather Olympic jackets five years ago. Mitt Romney was in a rush to pick up what Humphrey Bogart stashed inside...
  • Romney's free ride on abortion

    02/01/2008 9:14:05 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 47 replies · 212+ views
    Scripps News ^ | 2/1/08 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK -- One of campaign 2008's mysteries is Mitt Romney's free ride from pro-lifers. His anti-abortion declarations are eloquent, as is everything the silver-tongued former Massachusetts governor utters. But once again his rhetoric is at war with his record. "Many, many years ago, I had a dear, close family relative that was very close to me who passed away from an illegal abortion," Romney said while challenging Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy's 1994 re-election. Since then, Romney and his family decided "we can believe as we want, but we will not force our beliefs on others on that matter." Romney...
  • Mass. vote will test if Romney is a favorite son (Could Willard even lose his home state?)

    01/31/2008 9:18:52 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 58 replies · 83+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/31/2008 | Frank Phillips
    As he tries to regain his footing after a tough loss in Florida's presidential primary, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney faces an unusual problem for a presidential hopeful: making sure he carries his home state. The Florida results this week have added to momentum for Romney's chief rival, US Senator John McCain, and some analysts see that surge spilling over into Massachusetts as the GOP primary season heads into next week's Super Tuesday contests in 21 states. Adding to potential problems for Romney is his declining popularity in the state. Romney antagonized many in the local GOP during his single...
  • Group Targets Florida Republicans in Last Minute Email Blast(Exposing Romney's pro-abortion record)

    01/30/2008 10:05:49 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 9 replies · 129+ views
    DENVER, Jan. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new 527 political group, American Right To Life Action (ARTLaction.com), has sent 524,000 anti-Romney emails targeted primarily to Florida registered Republican voters. The text of that email: American Right To Life: Evidence proves Romney is Pro-abortion American Right To Life Action is proving to voters that Mitt Romney's record, below, is recently and aggressively pro-abortion. The group's ARTLaction.com site documents Romney's recent promotion of abortion with links to official government websites, Romney's own campaign, mainstream sources, and audio and video clips of the candidate himself. Mitt Romney claims, "On every piece of legislation,...
  • MITT’S MASSACHUSETTS: ALMOST LAST IN JOB CREATION

    01/28/2008 12:14:10 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 89 replies · 161+ views
    Truth with Speedzzter | 1/25/08
    The EcoCons and the conservative Eastern GOP elites praise the business acumen of the vain BAIN CAPITALIST of the GOP presidential race, Willard Mitt "the Flip" Romney. According to the establishment elites, Mitt’s the ONE who understands all of that complicated economic jibber-jabber that just has to be a mystery to all of the other candidates. And even the Gucci Chameleon himself dares voters to look at his record. But just as when Gary Hart threw down such a gauntlet (albeit on his sleazy personal life), glancing behind the tidal wave of TV ads isn’t pretty. If Mitt’s the job-creating,...
  • Massachusetts Healthcare Plan Costs Skyrocket (The fallout from Willard's liberal legacy)

    01/28/2008 8:50:12 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 20 replies · 439+ views
    CNS News ^ | January 25, 2008 | Monisha Bansal
    (CNSNews.com) - According to recent reports, the cost of Massachusetts' health insurance mandate will rise 85 percent, or $400 million, in 2009. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), meanwhile, has been on the presidential campaign trail praising the program he put into place. According to The Boston Globe, the cost increase is largely due to an increase in the number of people signing up for state-subsidized health insurance. State and federal taxpayers are likely to shoulder the cost increase. "Essentially, the people who signed up under the mandate were the people who were getting subsidies," said Michael Tanner, director of...
  • Mitt Romney and the truth (Willard caught lying -- again)

    01/26/2008 10:25:06 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 240 replies · 146+ views
    Cape Code Today ^ | 1/26/08 (well, not really-I was kidding) 1/19/08 | Dan Kennedy
    Reporters don't like to call politicians liars, even when they lie. We tend to use euphemisms — "at odds with the facts" being a favorite. But Mitt Romney is a liar — a flagrant repeat offender. Everyone knows it, and the press doesn't quite know what to do about it. Yesterday, Associated Press reporter Glen Johnson couldn't take it anymore, interrupting Romney when he said, "I don't have lobbyists running my campaign. I don't have lobbyists that are tied to my —" "That's not true," Johnson interjected. "Ron Kaufman's a lobbyist." Kaufman, a longtime Massachusetts politico and a lobbyist, has...
  • Romney: Working with Democrats is Bad... Unless I'm Doing It (Pander Bear supported Tsongas in '92)

    01/25/2008 11:38:20 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 52 replies · 64+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/25/08 | JOHN BERMAN
    The Republican candidates all played nice in Thursday’s debate, and they have all played nice on the airwaves. Not a single negative advertisement has been aired on real television in Florida. However, most of the campaigns have been using the internet quite liberally to slap around their foes. Not that “liberal” is a word that Republicans like to use. In fact, the latest web-missive from the Romney campaign is an internet-only ad called “Democrats’ Favorite Republican.” It basically says John McCain isn’t Republican enough for the Republican primary in Florida. Canidates release web-only ads, because they don’t want to spend...
  • Deroy Murdock: Romney is like Reagan: an actor

    01/24/2008 9:26:48 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 68 replies · 544+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 2/20/07 | Deroy Murdock
    AS FORMER Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney declared his Presidential candidacy, he could not have been more telegenic. With his angular jaw and slicked-back, dark hair, Romney is the GOP's George Clooney. Who needs the White House? Romney should become a movie star. He already is a highly skilled actor. Romney is either a rock-ribbed conservative who played a Rockefeller Republican to get elected in Massachusetts, or a limousine liberal portraying a conservative to win the 2008 GOP nomination. This fine thespian has lost himself so thoroughly in both these roles that no one really knows where the performer ends and...
  • American RTL Rebukes Ann Coulter

    01/23/2008 3:28:53 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 132 replies · 152+ views
    Earned Media ^ | 1/123/2008
    MEDIA ADVISORY, Jan. 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- American RTL Action president Steve Curtis is challenging the wisdom and pro-life leadership of Ann Coulter for her endorsement of pro-abortion Mitt Romney for president. The group's ARTLaction.com site documents Romney's recent promotion of child killing with links to official government websites, Romney's own campaign, mainstream sources, and audio and video clips of the candidate himself: Mitt Romney claims, "On every piece of legislation, I came down on the side of life." "That is a lie," said Curtis, former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. In April 2006 Romney signed the Massachusetts Health...
  • Hotline poll: Obama 56%, Romney 26% (Romney trails Obama by 19% in the RCP average)

    01/16/2008 10:08:05 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 30 replies · 113+ views
    Mitt Romney (R) vs. Barack Obama (D) Hotline/FD Obama 56%, Romney 26% CNN Obama 59%, Romney 37% USA Today/Gallup Obama 57%, Romney 39% Real Clear Politics Average Obama 54.3%, Romney 35.3%
  • Mitt counting on full house at Nev. polls

    01/15/2008 9:33:08 PM PST · by americanophile · 135 replies · 235+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 16, 2008 | Jessica Van Sack
    As former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney looks ahead to Saturday’s GOP doubleheader, his campaign is banking on a big win in Nevada while ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Arizona Sen. John McCain rip each other apart in South Carolina. Few recent polls have taken the political temperature in Nevada, but Romney’s internal polling shows him in serious contention for the top spot there. Romney advisers were quick to point out he will hardly be absent from South Carolina, where he is scheduled to follow the media swarm today. “No one is conceding anything in South Carolina,” said Romney senior...
  • Romney edges McCain to win Michigan

    01/15/2008 6:08:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 56+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/08 | AP
    DETROIT - Mitt Romney scored his first major primary victory Tuesday in his native Michigan, a win he desperately needed to give his weakened candidacy new life and set the stage for a three-man Republican showdown in South Carolina in just four days.
  • ROMNEY'S MO' IN MICHIGAN

    01/13/2008 5:33:18 PM PST · by Baladas · 33 replies · 133+ views
    NBC ^ | , January 13, 2008 | Erin McPike
    DETROIT -- It may just be that this time, momentum is on Romney’s side as he battles here to win the early primary in Michigan. Romney took the stage at the bottom of a large atrium at Lawrence Technological University here before one of his wildest, most roaring audiences in weeks. Red foam mitts and long, red balloons dotted the crowd of more than 500, and a big chunk of supporters were decked out in multiple articles of Romney gear. When Romney launched into his now standard lines about the trouble with Washington, he fell into a call-and-response with the...
  • Huckabee about-face on smoking

    01/15/2008 5:58:12 PM PST · by keepitreal · 93 replies · 140+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2008 | Jeffrey Young
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has reversed his position on a federal ban aimed at workplace smoking and now believes the issue should be addressed by state and local governments. The about-face is apparent in a Huckabee campaign statement, sent to The Hill Tuesday evening in response to questions about the smoking ban proposal. It clashes with the stance Huckabee has taken during his race for the White House and with his record as governor of Arkansas, when he signed into law a measure prohibiting smoking in most indoor public places. (snip) Huckabee’s campaign, however, is backtracking. In its statement...
  • Romney wins home-state primary

    01/15/2008 7:17:57 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 7 replies · 139+ views
    AdelaideNow ^ | January 16, 2008 01:00pm | GLEN JOHNSON
    Mr Romney was the third Republican victor in the first four states to vote in the 2008 primary season, further roiling a volatile nomination fight that lacks a clear favorite. The former Massachusetts governor defeated John McCain, the veteran Arizona senator who was hoping that independents and Democrats would join Republicans to help him repeat his 2000 triumph here against George W. Bush. Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, trailed in third, and former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson was waiting for the top three candidates in South Carolina, already campaigning. Mr McCain said he had called Romney to congratulate him...
  • FOX: MITT WINS MICHIGAN

    01/15/2008 6:00:23 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 585 replies · 36,026+ views
    Brit Hume just called it.
  • Mitt's Mythical "Mass. Miracle"

    01/14/2008 2:37:43 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 17 replies · 82+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1/14/2008 | Deroy Murdock
    "Michigan is like the canary in the mine shaft," Republican White House contender Willard Mitt Romney told voters in Warren Friday. "What happens in Michigan is going to happen to the rest of the country." He also claims in a campaign commercial, "I understand how the economy works. There's a lot we can do to strengthen Michigan." One could take Romney seriously as an architect of economic redevelopment if he had displayed such skills as Massachusetts governor. Instead, his reign was a parade of economic stagnation and retreat. He even advocated an SUV-tax increase that would have hammered the very...
  • THE PANDER IMPLOSION

    01/12/2008 2:48:45 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 3 replies · 56+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/12/2008 | RYAN SAGER
    January 12, 2008 -- IT looks like this year's primaries have put "pander bears" on the endan gered-species list. Bay State Sen. Paul Tsongas coined the phrase in 1992 to describe his Democratic primary opponent, Bill Clinton. But it's the Republican electorate that's punishing the fakes and frauds this year. - Of course, that Romney would be losing because he's viewed as a phony is no surprise. He's had a lot of "conversion" stories to tell on the campaign trail, and voters find it hard to trust a flip-flopper. Giuliani's pandering isn't stifling him in the same way - yet....
  • Why I support Mike Huckabee.

    01/11/2008 5:52:49 PM PST · by RangerM · 134 replies · 332+ views
    I was asked in another thread to explain my preference for Mike Huckabee http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1951938/posts?page=191#191 While I expect to receive several negative responses to the following answer, I am posting here in an attempt to raise the bar. Here goes. In 2007, I was looking into the future presidential season with a sense of trepidation because of the contentious nature that it always seems to have. I was anxiously hopeful, but not enthusiastic about the process, or any of the candidates, but I made a point of watching the initial debates and watching a lot of C-Span coverage. Fully expecting to...
  • A Homestate's Skepticism (Will Willard follow the same path to defend as his brother Scott in MI?)

    01/11/2008 11:54:12 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 16 replies · 74+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/11/08 | Juliet Eilperin
    While former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is counting on his home state of Michigan to deliver him a key primary win next week, he faces fierce competition from both the left and the right in the form of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Some Republican moderates in Michigan who backed Romney's father, George, the state's governor in the 1960s, view his son's emphasis on conservative values with skepticism. "I was an original Romney girl," said JoAnn VanTassel, who served as township supervisor of Lake Orion, Mich. and is backing McCain. "I knew both George and...