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  • Governor Romney's Climate Protection Plan

    04/05/2012 2:29:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    The Stewart Blog ^ | Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Chip Stewart
    While Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he signed into law the "Massachusetts Climate Protection Plan." So not only has Romney taken the lead on imposing universal health care, but also on combating climate change. The mainstream media (MSM) has obviously not be doing their job vetting the candidates since this hasn't come up at all in the debates. I have begun analysis of the Massachusetts Climate Protection Plan, and may follow this up later with my thoughts. Until then, here are some comments from Governor Romney and Secretary Foy on the law. Since taking office in January 2003, this...
  • Liberal Mitt's Greatest Hits: What Romney Doesn't Want You to See (Oct 4, 2011)

    04/05/2012 4:00:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    All of the Progressive Liberal positions in Mitt Romneys own words.
  • Are we about to be stuck with Romney?

    03/04/2012 11:39:09 AM PST · by Tulkas · 71 replies
    After winning in Arizona and Michigan, and then again in Washington, Romney has momentum going into Super Tuesday. Even Ohio now seems to be a toss up. If he starts to wrap this thing up then just what exactly are we supposed to do? I don't want to sit this out but I don't think I can vote for him. Is a third party vote worth it? It won't help get Obama out of office. I am starting to lose hope.
  • Romney: Spending cuts slow economic growth

    02/22/2012 8:49:20 AM PST · by Qbert · 40 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/21/2012 | Michael O'Brien
    Mitt Romney said Tuesday that cutting spending slows growth in the economy -- a rhetorical slip more akin to an argument a Democrat might make than a Republican. Speaking in Shelby Township, MI, the former Massachusetts governor took a question about the Simpson-Bowles fiscal commission empaneled by President Obama to address the nation's deficit and debt issues. In his response, he said that addressing taxes and spending issues are essential. "If you just cut, if all you're thinking about doing is cutting spending, as you cut spending you'll slow down the economy," he said in part of his response. "So...
  • Mitt Romney uses the word ‘conservative’ more than 20 times in 25-minute speech

    02/10/2012 3:26:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/10/12 | Houston Chronicle
    Mitt Romney sent a clear, unambiguous message to hundreds of conservative activists gathered for the 2012 Conservative Political Action Committee, the largest annual gathering of conservative activists. He’s a conservative. The man mocked as a “Massachusetts moderate” (or worse) by his Republican presidential rivals used his family values, business background and experience as Massachusetts governor to defend his conservative bona fides. Romney used the word conservative more than 20 times in a span of 25 minutes.
  • Romney on Blind Trusts: “Age Old Ruse”

    01/27/2012 6:26:49 AM PST · by Jay777 · 29 replies
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 27 Jan 2012 | John Stephenson
    In last night's debate it was brought up that Romney had stock in Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac among other controversial investments. He told the audience that his stock was not picked by him and it was taken care of through a blind trust. Hands clean? Well, not quite. Here is what Romney said in 1994 about blind trusts. "The blind trust is an age-old ruse," Romney told the Boston Globe in October of that year. "You give a blind trust rules. You can say to a blind trust, don't invest in properties which would be in conflict of interest...
  • Gingrich draws thousands in Fla. while Romney's, Santorum's crowds number in hundreds

    01/24/2012 5:36:27 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 86 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | January 24, 2012 | Andrew Abramson, Jane Musgrave and George Bennett
    If former Florida frontrunner Mitt Romney hoped Newt Gingrich's rise in popularity was a temporary blip, Gingrich's campaign appeared to prove otherwise Tuesday as it drew crowds estimated at 4,000 in Sarasota and 6,000 in Naples. The size of the early afternoon rally at a hangar at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport surprised even Gingrich. "When they told me how big the crowd was, I was stunned," he said. Then came the rock star treatment at an evening event at Cambier Park in Historic Old Naples, where the throng screamed with excitement as he spoke from under a bandshell with the American...
  • BYU Students Bus In To South Carolina To Rally For Romney [BYU=mormon university]

    01/21/2012 9:55:58 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 55 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 21, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    GREENVILLE, South Carolina--Outside Tommy's Ham House here this morning--where Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich scheduled back-to-back visits--a boisterous crowd of young, fresh-faced supporters was waving Romney signs and chanting, "MITT! MITT! MITT!"But this wasn't a grassroots youth movement rooted at the University of South Carolina. No, many of the students cheering on the candidate told BuzzFeed they were actually BYU students and young Mormons from D.C. and Virginia who traveled to the Palmetto State to give their coreligionist's presidential effort a much-needed jolt of energy.Kat Wardle, a 23-year-old BYU student who is spending the semester in Washington, D.C., said she...
  • 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
  • Intern insists Romney campaign approved Gay Pride fliers

    01/16/2012 12:18:38 PM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/09/12 | Justin Sink
    An intern from Mitt Romney's 2002 gubernatorial campaign says that his campaign did authorize and pay for the distribution of a Gay Pride Week flier, despite adamant denials from Romney's current staff that the handout was authorized. The flier, printed on pink paper, wishes recipients "a great Pride weekend," and could prove the latest ammunition for Romney's GOP foes seeking to paint the former governor as not sufficiently conservative. "On pride weekend, the campaign sent a contingent of about a half-dozen of us to the post-parade festival on Boston Common to hand out those fliers," Josh Barro, a former Romney...
  • Romneycare! Get your $50.00 Taxpayer Subsidized Abortions Here!

    01/14/2012 11:10:19 AM PST · by Qbert · 3 replies
    Christian News Today ^ | N/A | Tricia Erickson
    While rhetorician Mitt Romney charms his way through the 2012 Presidential Campaign, he is banking that you will believe what he “says” and not look to what his record demonstrates. Pardon the history lesson here, but isn’t this how we got Barack Obama? If he speaks well (and Mitt does), is attractive (and Mitt is), and comes across as “the one” who can save us all (and he does), he’s electable. Nothing more to see here, move along. Let us ignore his abysmal economic record in the state of Massachusetts in which under his governorship, his state placed third highest...
  • Newt Gingrich: I can't talk rationally about Romney's Bain record

    01/13/2012 11:43:01 AM PST · by Qbert · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/11/2012 | Brian Montopoli
    Newt Gingrich on Wednesday suggested his attacks on rival Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital have not been rational - though a spokesman insisted Gingrich is not backing off the attacks. Gingrich's comment came after a voter in Spartanburg, South Carolina, told Gingrich that he believed the former House speaker has "missed the target on the way you're addressing Romney's weaknesses." "I want to beg you to redirect and go after his obvious disingenuosness about his conservatism and lay off the corporatist versus the free market," said the voter. Gingrich replied: "I agree - I agree with you." "I think...
  • Romney Must Get Personal Over Bain Capital Attacks

    01/12/2012 2:23:40 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/12/2012 | David Hogberg
    With Wall Street out of fashion this election season, can Mitt Romney fend off the attacks on his tenure at Bain Capital? Some GOP presidential rivals, especially Newt Gingrich, have laid into his private equity past, accusing him of "looting companies" and laying off workers. While those attacks may backfire now — conservatives have rallied to Romney's defense — they might work in the general election.
  • The 2012 Election and the ‘Inevitable’ Mitt Romney (Romney vulnerable on most important 2012 issues)

    01/09/2012 4:59:15 PM PST · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 9th, 2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    Let me go ahead and stipulate that Mitt Romney has presidential height and hair, and appears to have presidential composure in debates and interviews (at least, when not being mauled by the Great Grizzly of Interviewers, the always fearsome Bret Baier). He also has a history of business success and has the longest private sector career of any participant in the GOP primary – though it’s obviously worth noting that his lengthy private sector career has largely been the result of his utter failure to enter and remain in the public sector, despite trying over and over and over and...
  • Multimillionaire Romney tells stunned voters: 'I know what it's like to worry about a pink slip'

    01/09/2012 6:22:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2012 | Mark Duell
    He’s worth $250million and is running for the White House, but Mitt Romney is still trying to portray himself as an ordinary down-to-earth guy. The GOP presidential candidate has been condemned for saying he has been worried about getting a ‘pink slip’ at least twice in the past. Opponents said this was a poor statement to give about job termination notices because Mr Romney has always had money to fall back on.
  • Another Romney layoff victim, this one a conservative, speaks out

    01/07/2012 9:10:07 AM PST · by Qbert · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/6/2012 | Greg Sargent
    Reuters published a blockbuster story today on GS Technologies, a steel mill in Kansas City that was acquired by Bain Capital, leading to the layoffs of some 750 workers. In this case, the workers lost promised severance pay and health insurance; their pension benefits were slashed. and a federal government insurance agency had to bail out the company’s pension plan — even as Bain raked in millions and millions of dollars in profits. Now a man who says he worked at the plant for 34 years — a self-described conservative — is speaking out about Romney. Glen Patrick Wells, who...
  • US election 2012: Mitt Romney's life as a poor Mormon missionary in France questioned

    12/16/2011 8:49:23 AM PST · by Colofornian · 33 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Dec. 15, 2011 | Henry Samuel and Paris and Jon Swaine
    It was a rare reflection by Mitt Romney on his life as a young Mormon, offered as proof to struggling Americans that despite being born into privilege and amassing a $250 million fortune, he too had known hard times. A day after being labelled “out of touch” for casually offering a $10,000 bet to a rival candidate, Mr Romney told supporters he had experienced austerity as a missionary in France, using a bucket for a lavatory and a hose for a shower. “You’re not living high on the hog at that kind of level,” he said. But the Republican presidential...
  • ‘Conservative’ case for Mitt Romney no case at all

    11/11/2011 7:26:59 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 21 replies ^ | November 11, 2011 | David Codrea
    Because elections are typically decided by a few percentage points, and a critical mass of gun owners simply will not hold their noses and vote for the guy. In spite of the cajoling, in spite of having future Supreme Court nominees held over our heads, in spite of accusations that those who refuse to chip in to procure the campaign whore du jour being pimped by devoid- of- principle party apologists will bear responsibility for whatever politically transmitted disease follows.
  • (Chameleon) Mitt Romney: 'I've been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/05/2011 10:38:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-03 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney, under fire from all sides on the strength of his political convictions, said Thursday he has been as consistent as a person can be during his political career. "I've been as consistent as human beings can be," the presidential candidate said in a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire's Seacoast Media Group. "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every single time, and so there are some folks who, obviously, for various political and campaign purposes will try and find some change and try to draw great attention to something which looks...
  • Another One Word Game

    11/04/2011 7:10:47 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 110 replies
    What's Left Of My Brain | 11/4/11 | Alan Levy
    If you could only use one word to describe Myth Romney, what would it be ?