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  • Romney compares Bain's operation to Obama's bailout of auto industry

    01/14/2012 7:10:29 PM PST · by TBBT · 21 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 1/14/2012 | ADAM BEAM
    SUMTER, S.C -- SUMTER, S.C.- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his record at Bain Capital which included buying and later closing down a photo album plant in Gaffney is the same as President Barack Obama's record in bailing out the auto industry. "What the president has done overseeing GM and Chrysler has been reminiscent of what people in the private equity industry do. To try and save the business, you have to cut back to a core that matches the revenue of the business," Romney said Saturday in an interview with The State's editorial board. "And so, the president...
  • Romney: Obama is not a Socialist, he’s just in over his head (video)

    12/19/2011 6:24:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | The Right Scoop
    This clip encapsulates my problem with Romney, that he has no backbone when it comes to really telling the truth. He’d rather dance around in politically correct language, essentially trying to put out a massive house fire with a handheld fire extinguisher. Here he is on the BillO show being asked if he believes Obama is a Socialist. He says he won’t call Obama names and believes he’s just a big government liberal who is in over his head:
  • Romney: Islam Is a Peace-Loving Religion

    12/11/2011 8:50:59 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 121 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Dec. 11, 2011 | Gary Cohen
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the Muslims he knows are "peace-loving and America-loving individuals." At a campaign event in Cedar Rapids Friday, the subject of how to handle the threat posed by radical Islam was raised. As reported in the Des Moines Register, Romney reminded the gathering he had grown up in the Detroit area which has a large Muslim community.
  • Watch GOP Frontrunner Mitt Romney Praise Liberal Lion Ted Kennedy For His Role In Passing RomneyCare

    10/13/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Reason.com ^ | October 13, 2011 | Peter Suderman
    Despite copious evidence to back up the connection, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney has yet to admit the link between the Massachusetts health care overhaul he signed into law as governor and the federal overhaul President Obama passed last year. You can understand why he's declined: Given that Romney is running as an establishment conservative for the Republican nomination, the friendly connection to the rival party's leader and his most prominent policy achievement would be, well, kind of awkward. But when the Massachusetts law first took effect, Romney did praise a different prominent liberal collaborator as one of the law's "parents"...
  • Wall Street executives turn back on Obama, start donating to Romney

    08/22/2011 2:07:53 PM PDT · by EBH · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/22/11 | Jake Interrante and Bob Cusack
    The crossover donors are employed by a large number of banks, private equity firms and hedge-fund companies, including Credit Suisse, The Blackstone Group, Stanwich Group and Goldman Sachs. One of the donors is Joshua Harris of Apollo Management, who recently bought the Philadelphia 76ers. Others include Oscar Schafer of OSS Capital Management, David Solomon of Goldman Sachs, Barry Sternlight with the Starwood Capital Group and David Blitzer of the Blackstone Group. One Wall Street executive, who requested anonymity, said he and some of his colleagues feel betrayed by Obama... "...Everybody I speak to is on the same boat — disappointment,"...
  • Romney Kicks Off Presidential Run in New Hampshire

    06/02/2011 2:30:28 PM PDT · by NWFLConservative · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | 6/2/11 | Fox News
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made it official Thursday: He's making a 2012 run for the White House. "I'm Mitt Romney. I believe in America and I'm running for the president of the United States of America," he said at the end of a speech before a crowd of hundreds at a farm in Stratham, N.H. Romney, a former business executive whose 2008 presidential bid fell short, presented himself as a viable alternative to President Obama, who he said has upped America's "misery index," made the recession worse and made it longer. "Barack Obama has failed America," he said. Romney,...
  • Romney: Responsible for ObamaZOT! and the current state of the Mass. ZOT! Care system

    11/30/2010 7:32:23 PM PST · by MittRomney...Really? · 35 replies
    blog ^ | 11-29=10 | Bosman
    This is a question worth asking and the answer is the most poignant and effective one I have heard yet. It's so simple a democrat can understand it. Is Mitt Romney responsible for Obamacare and the current state of the Massachusetts Health Care system? http://bit.ly/dK4EES
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Romney to campaign with McCain next week in Ariz.

    05/27/2010 6:13:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 457+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-05-27
    PHOENIX (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will campaign with John McCain in Arizona next week.
  • Health Insurers Stop Writing Policies For Some

    04/06/2010 2:05:21 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 8 replies · 555+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 6, 2010 | Robert Weisman
    Most Massachusetts health insurers have temporarily halted writing new policies for individuals and small businesses through a state-sponsored broker, according to a notice posted today on the website of the Massachusetts Health Connector. The agency, which was set up after the state passed its universal health care law in 2006, acts as a marketing channel to connect formerly uninsured residents with plans offered by nonprofit carriers that sell insurance through a program called Commonwealth Choice. The plans are part of the so-called small group market, and pool individual and small business policies. Citing last week's decision by the state Division...
  • Mitt Romney on Health Care Reform

    12/19/2009 1:15:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 898+ views
    (snip) And as a result, the best thing they can do is to stand up and be counted. To shout down those things that are unacceptable. And then to put forward our own good ideas and we are a party of ideas, have been from the beginning. We are now. We have a health care plan. We have an energy plan. We have plans that relate to winning the war in Afghanistan. These kinds of things we got to put forward. But stopping President Obama's agenda is also a very important agenda item for us. (snip)
  • The Palin Wonder – by Jamie Glazov

    12/17/2009 9:30:38 PM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies · 1,998+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Dec 18th, 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. FP: Victor Hanson, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Hanson: Glad to be here again. FP: Sarah Palin is, clearly, carving out a national presence right now. It’s not just the appeal of her book, but also her outspokenness on the Copenhagen conference and other issues. What do you think she might be up to? And what is she tapping into? What are her possibilities? Hanson: I think she taps into a current of populist unhappiness in the country with Washington insiders, Big Money, and...
  • Is Romney a Big Loser in Senate Compromise?

    12/15/2009 9:47:07 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 1,725+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2009-12-15 | Philip Klein
    (snip) On Twitter, Politico's Ben Smith asks, "At this point, how is current proposal substantially different from Romneycare?" The answer is, it ain't. (snip) So now, if Obamacare passes, Romney will be left telling angry primary voters that the only real difference between the two plans is that he implemented his policies at the state level, while Obama did it through the federal government. Sure, it's clearly worse if the federal government is implementing bad policies, but it's hard to see how such an argument would pass muster with anybody but those who are already ardent Romney supporters. It's sort...
  • Romney lays out plan to fix economy

    12/03/2009 11:51:41 AM PST · by yongin · 94 replies · 1,991+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 3, 2009 | CNN
    Mitt Romney says that like other presidents, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But the former Massachusetts governor feels unlike his predecessors, Obama has made the recession he inherited worse, not better. In an op-ed in Wednesday's USA Today, Romney says what he calls the president's inability to "stem" the rise in unemployment should not be a surpise. "With no experience whatsoever in the world of employment and business formation, he had no compass to guide his path. Instead, he turned over much of his economic recovery agenda to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, themselves nearly...
  • Sarah Palin did the right thing for her country by quitting

    12/02/2009 10:16:23 PM PST · by militanttoby · 68 replies · 1,859+ views
    Tha Alaska Standard ^ | 01 December 2009 | Dan Fagan
    A reasonable argument can be made that Sarah Palin did the right thing when she quit after two and a half years into her first term as Alaska governor. Yes she let many down when she asked us for her vote and then quit after a couple of years on the job. And yes some would argue the only reason she quit was for more money and fame. But regardless of her motives, her quitting could end up saving the country. Even Palin critics would have to admit she is a mighty force on the political scene. Whether it’s firing...
  • Palin: Couric was "Badgering" and Biased

    11/12/2009 3:21:41 PM PST · by nomoremods · 152 replies · 5,507+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11-12-09 | AP
    The rumors are true, according to Sarah Palin: The McCain-Palin campaign was not a happy family. And she says that most of her legal bills were generated defending what she called frivolous ethics complaints, but she reveals that about $500,000 was a bill she received to pay for the McCain campaign vetting her for the VP nod. She said when she asked the McCain campaign if it would help her financially, she was told McCain's camp would have paid all the bills if he'd won; since he lost, the vetting legal bills were her responsibility.
  • Knock It Off, Free Republic!

    12/02/2009 9:21:09 AM PST · by pissant · 533 replies · 10,654+ views
    XenoHistoran ^ | 12/1/09 | XenoHistorian
    I have been a minor participant at Free Republic, the Internet’s leading conservative forum, since September 2004. An online friend referred me to a discussion where members of Free Republic were talking about the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections, and using my maps from this page to make a point. I had to join FR to introduce myself to that group, and thank them for visiting. Because that was right after the “Rathergate” scandal, I thus became one of the “Pajamahadeen” that had just brought down the Sauronic eye of CBS. Being a “Freeper” has been an interesting and fun...
  • My response to the RINO Blogger telling FR to Knock Off the RINO Bashing and to all RINO Pushers

    12/02/2009 11:15:56 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 357 replies · 9,492+ views
    Dec 2, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    RomneyCare is big government forcing its will on a formerly free people. It's anti-American, anti-free-markets, anti-Liberty and unconstitutional. Listen to the Reagan tape. RomneyCare is the socialism he's talking about. RomneyCare = ObamaCare. No difference. Government is not the solution, it IS the problem!! Free Republic will not support gun grabbing, abortion pushing, gay rights pushing, big government socialist RINOS!! In fact we will actively campaign AGAINST them!! Free Republic is a pro-Life & Liberty small government conservative site for pro-Life & Liberty small government conservatives!! Take a freaking hike if you don't like it. RINOS be damned!! Hope this...
  • Why Does Every Thread (apparently) Start with an ant-Romney Ad? (a vanity post, but sincere)

    12/01/2009 8:38:13 AM PST · by Clique · 375 replies · 6,716+ views
    clique | clique
    Let me be clear: I don't like Romney. I wouldn't vote for Romney. I hope he never runs for President, and if he tries, I hope he never gets the nomination. In other words -- I don't like Romney! However, -- I am tired of having to scroll past an anti-Romney ad as the #1 entry on every article lately. Why does every post start with an anti-Romney ad? As far as I know, he isn't even running for anything right now. In fact, why should every article begin with an anti-Anyone ad? I've always considered most Freepers to be...
  • President Palin (w/weird predictions for 2012 & 2016)

    12/01/2009 5:06:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1,793+ views
    Mom Logic ^ | December 1, 2009 | Calvin Lowery
    There are allegations from many conservatives that Sarah Palin is not being treated fairly by the media. No matter who you are or your political affiliation, you cannot deny the fact that Sarah Palin is electrifying. However, in her short time in the limelight, this up-and-coming Republican star has had more drama than the "Desperate Housewives" season finale (my wife makes me watch it). The people of Alaska elected Sarah Palin as their governor after her humble beginnings. There is a lot to be said about being born in Idaho to a school secretary and science teacher. It can't get...
  • Rush Sends Message To Glen Beck Both Parties Not Same(Marxist) Snap Out Of It!

    12/01/2009 11:07:55 AM PST · by Three if by government · 102 replies · 2,118+ views
    Dec 1 2009 | PVM
    Rush didnt use names but clearly it a shot across the bow of Beck who does great work uncovering marxist, maoist, socialist in the Democrat party yet turns around after all his research and says both parties are the same. If you truly want to take this country back with the 40% majority of Americans who call themselves Conservatives we must take back our party. It makes no sense to hand over victory to the marxist and for the majority to yield our party over to the likes of Graham ,Mccain and Crist when we are the majority. Let them...
  • Mike Huckabee: Political attacks 'disgusting'

    12/01/2009 10:49:21 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 152 replies · 3,334+ views
    politico ^ | 12/1/09 | ANDY BARR
    Under fire for commuting the sentence of suspected cop-killer Maurice Clemmons, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Tuesday called some of the criticisms “disgusting” and suggested they were attempts to score political points. “It really does show how sick our society has become that people are more concerned about a campaign three years from now than those grieving families in Washington,” Huckabee said during an interview on Joe Scarborough’s radio show. “It is disgusting, but people use anything as a political weapon.” Huckabee granted Clemmons, a suspect in the killings of four police officers in Washington state over the weekend,...
  • Sarah Palin Not Anti-choice (Pro-life) Enough?

    11/25/2009 5:44:39 PM PST · by Lesforlife · 128 replies · 1,967+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 11/16/09 | Kate Harding
    Sarah Palin not anti-choice enough? A far right group claims the former Alaska governor's rhetoric on abortion sounds too "liberal" and "pro-choice" BY KATE HARDING In Salon today, Max Blumenthal writes of Sarah Palin, "her career has become a vehicle through which the right-wing evangelical movement feels it can express its deepest identity in opposition both to secular society and to its representatives in the Obama White House. Palin is perceived by its leaders -- and followers -- not as another cynical politician or even as a self-promoting celebrity, but as a kind of magical helper, the God-fearing glamour girl...
  • So Freepers don't like RINOs. I get it. But who's NOT a RINO? [vanity]

    12/01/2009 9:49:31 AM PST · by TruthHound · 159 replies · 2,452+ views
    TruthHound
    I lurk this forum way too much. But it does give me my news fix and some interesting tidbits as well. I am in here enough to get a good gauge of the political celebs Freepers don't like. That would be pretty much everybody. I'm kinda sure nobody likes Mitt Romney. And as of 11/6/08, John McCain is a favorite whipping boy. Overall, the bulk of characters who stood on stage in the early GOP debates last year is tainted in some way. Giuliani, the cross-dressing gun-hater. Ron Paul, the anti-war drug-legalizer. Huckabee, the soft-on-crime wingnut. Yada yada... I'm aligned...
  • Romney Calls Situation in Iraq "Mess"

    09/04/2007 11:29:07 AM PDT · by meandog · 240 replies · 2,576+ views
    Politico Via Drudge ^ | 9.4.07 | jonathan Martin
    Romney concedes Iraq "a mess," describes three-step plan Confronted by an unhappy questioner, Mitt Romney said tonight at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire that the situation in Iraq "is a mess." [Video courtesy Breitbart.tv.] Romney's assessment was delivered by way of agreeing with a gentleman who stood up at a Nashua VFW post and complained that the conflict is "an unmitigated mess." "What I'd like to know is, what, if you get elected, precisely what would you do?" asked the unidentified citizen at an event carried lived by C-SPAN. "Ok, well first of all, it is a mess,"...
  • Mitt Shows Muscles in New Ad

    08/31/2007 6:44:25 AM PDT · by meandog · 122 replies · 1,701+ views
    N.Y. Times ^ | 8.30.07 | Mike Luo
    The creative team for Mitt Romney is adding to the picture they are assembling for Iowa and New Hampshire voters with a new ad that features him quite literally running hard as a narrator declares “at every step, he’s met extraordinary challenges.”