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  • Rove, Romney and the GOP-e set out to destroy the tea party, and they are succeeding

    07/14/2012 4:44:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 254 replies
    July 14, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Rove, Romney and the GOP-e loathe pro-life Reagan conservatism, loathe the small government tea party and set out to destroy them both. I hate to admit it, but they are succeeding. As I see staunch pro-life conservatives and tea party patriots folding their small government tents in favor of Romney's GOP-e progressive, big government big tent, I can't help but see not only the end of the tea party, but the end of pro-life, pro-liberty conservatism within the Republican party. And if we cannot quickly recover, the end of liberty in America. America's great experiment in self-government by believers in...
  • What do we mean when we say small government, ie, constitutionally limited government?

    05/03/2012 3:05:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    Jim Robinson
    Some of the areas/functions the federal government should not be involved in per the constitution (see enumerated powers of congress and the Bill of Rights, the 9th and 10th amendments, etc): Health Education Welfare Housing Mortgages Student loans Subsidies Health insurance Retirement insurance Mandating insurance contracts of any kind Trade unions Government workers unions (huge conflict of interest) Jobs (other than not creating an environment that kills them) Banking/finance Free markets The stock market The economy (other than not overstepping its constitutional bounds and creating havoc) The working environment Global warming Crime in general (other than treason, piracy, counterfeiting, etc)...
  • We are the resistance!! Perhaps the last line of resistance!! [FReepathon thread XVII]

    05/01/2012 1:50:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 261 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 1, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>This FReepathon thread is intended for FReepers who believe in and support our pro-life, pro-family, pro-limited government conservative causes, enjoy reading and participating on FR, think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep it going. All others should jump to my disclaimer posted at the bottom of this post. Do not be a disrupter.</p>
  • Romneys TV interview reignites dog-on-roof controversy

    04/18/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT · by Only Sane Man · 53 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/17/12 | Amy Worden
    There's no other way to put it, Mitt and Ann Romney stepped in it in their first joint network TV interview. They fielded lots of questions during the interview which aired last night, but none more pointed then the one animal lovers were waiting for from ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer: So why did you strap your dog to the roof of the car? Ann Romney defended her husband’s decision to put their dog, Seamus, in a crate and lash it to the roof for a 12-hour drive to Canada in 1983, saying he "loved it" and knew it meant...
  • 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 ^ | 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....
  • Our FReepathon is well underway!! Damn the RINOS, full steam ahead!! [Thread VIII]

    04/13/2012 11:06:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 741 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 13, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! It's Open Line Friday of the second week of our second quarter 2012 Freepathon and we've raised the first FIFTEEN percent of our goal. One percent per day keeps the 404 away, but we need your help to get her up to full battle speed. No matter who wins the nomination or the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire. We're hoping for the tea party rebellion of 2010 to continue in November 2012. It's unlikely that we're going to have a conservative in the Presidency, but if we...
  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples (October 4, 2011)

    04/11/2012 10:22:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 70 replies ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them to...
  • The Fate of Rick Santorum’s Delegates

    04/10/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT · by Taiowa · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/10/2012 | Chris Good
    Now that Rick Santorum is out of the race, what happens to his delegates? Santorum has 285 delegates, according to the latest ABC News delegate estimate, second to Mitt Romney’s 661... ...But some of those delegates were never really “his.” ABC estimates that 78 Santorum delegates, from his wins in states that don’t “award” their delegates – Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and North Dakota, would have been free to support any candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa... Another two of Santorum’s delegates were Republican National Committee superdelegates, who will attend the convention by virtue of their positions in the...
  • Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

    04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL
    Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.
  • Santorum leads close 3 way race in NC (Santomentum in NC)

    03/05/2012 10:22:10 AM PST · by Antoninus · 25 replies
    Rick Santorum's taken the lead in the Republican Presidential race in North Carolina with 31% to 25% for Mitt Romney and 23% for Newt Gingrich. A month ago Gingrich and Romney were tied for the lead with Santorum running 10 points behind. Romney's staying competitive in North Carolina despite the fact that GOP voters there are pretty tepid toward him. Only 43% have a favorable opinion and an equal 43% see him negatively. That makes him less popular than both Gingrich (45/41) and Santorum (58/29). Romney's really benefiting from Gingrich continuing to be strong enough in the South that he...
  • Ronald Reagan’s Warning About Socialized Medicine – Video and complete transcript

    02/01/2012 4:55:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies ^ | (Reagan audio linked at source) | Transcribed by By Lonely Conservative
    Ronald Reagan’s 1961 Coffeecup speech – full text Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program. There are many ways in which our government has invaded the precincts of private citizens, the method of earning a living. Our government is in business to the extent over owning more than 19,000 businesses covering different lines of activity. This amounts to a fifth...
  • FR needs your support!! America needs you to resist tyranny!! [FReepathon thread XXIV]

    02/01/2012 11:49:45 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 272 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    No matter who wins the nomination or who wins the coming election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire!! The more power the liberals and GOP establishment concentrate for themselves in the central government, the dimmer the chances for freedom surviving. Romney proves through is love for RomneyCare who and what he is. Reagan warned us that the socialists would try to impose socialism on us through socialized healthcare, well here it is. Romney says that he wants all 50 states to impose their own similar top down government designed healthcare plans...
  • Open letter to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and all conservative grassroots patriots and leaders!!

    01/29/2012 2:00:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 264 replies
    Jan 29, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Open letter to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and all God fearing, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, strong defense conservative grassroots patriots and leaders!! What are you waiting for? We know who and what Romney is. It's no secret. In his past he was intentionally to the left of Ted Kennedy. He campaigned for Roe v Wade as settled law that should be preserved and sustained and he delivered liberal activist judges to do just that. He campaigned on the platform that abortion should be safe and legal in America and he delivered taxpayer funded abortion in Massachusetts to make it so....
  • Whoever The GOP Nominee, Obama Must Be Defeated

    01/19/2012 5:29:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 19, 2012 | Editorial Staff
    Election '12: As Mitt Romney's loss in Iowa to Rick Santorum shatters the "historic" mantra, Rick Perry withdraws to endorse the former House speaker. The fat lady has not yet sung. What a difference 24 hours can make in the political arena. One minute Romney looks to be sailing toward the GOP nomination with a third straight win in South Carolina's primary. Now it may only be one of three. We may never really know who won the Iowa caucuses, but we do know that Romney's "historic" wins in both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary deserve an...
  • New Santorum ad calls for "Rebellion" against the Republican establishment

    01/18/2012 6:33:50 PM PST · by Antoninus · 49 replies
    Here's Rick Santorum's latest ad, and in my opinion, it's his most powerful broadside against Mitt Romney and the Washington establishment. REBELLION This comes on the heels of another Santorum ad that does exactly what the Not-Romneys should all be doing--demonstrating that there is no difference between Romney and Obama. EASY ANSWER These hard hitting ads should put to rest any ideas that Rick Santorum is running as a stalking horse for Romney or for the Vice Presidential slot. Santorum is doing exactly what many of us hoped he'd do--hit Romney hard, again and again. Win or lose, you've got...
  • Romney's running mate? It could be Christie or Santorum

    01/09/2012 6:31:20 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 100 replies · 1+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 9, 2011 | Thomas FItzgerald
    Christie is leaving the door open. "If Gov. Romney comes to me and wants to have a talk about that, we'll have a full conversation about that and then Mary Pat and I will make that decision about what we want to do with our future," Christie said in a Fox News interview before Christmas. "But my view is, I think if you fast-forward the tape to a year from now, I think it's going to be President-elect Romney and some other VP-elect - and Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey." Christie repeatedly has said he would not be...
  • Pledge to support the anti-Romney after South Carolina (and not RuPaul either)

    12/30/2011 3:18:58 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 9 replies
    To defeat Romney and Paul, I believe that we should pledge to support the non-Romney non-Paul candidate with the most delegates going into South Carolina. Perry, Bachmann, Gingrich, or Santorum are the candidates that we can back. The one with the most delegates after NH is the one we need to back to make sure Romney does not win SC. Oh, and Huntsman is not a choice here either.
  • Gingrich wins Tea Party Patriots straw poll

    12/19/2011 12:46:39 PM PST · by TBBT · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/19/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Newt Gingrich might have dropped to third in Iowa — and he and Romney might be neck-and-neck in the latest CNN poll, but, among thousands of Tea Party activists from across the country, Gingrich retains a clear lead. Tea Party Patriots — the nation’s largest Tea Party organization — last night hosted a Presidential Tele Forum with Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. (The other candidates were invited to participate, but declined because of scheduling conflicts, said Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.) Each candidate had 10 minutes to respond to...
  • Newt really is the anti-Romney

    12/03/2011 6:47:57 PM PST · by Grig · 363 replies · 1+ views
    Right Speak ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2011 | Martha
    Comparing and contrasting Newt and Mitt is a real eye-opener. The two men have taken very different paths in their personal and professional lives, and have wildly different personalities. Newt is a dreamer, Mitt a doer. Newt is reckless, Mitt is careful. Newt is famously undisciplined, Mitt is the epitome of self-discipline. Romney is a leader, Newt simply is not–according to those who worked most closely with him. Both men are intelligent, yet have chosen different ways to use their intelligence. In education, Romney pursued business and law, while Newt chose modern European History. Romney earned his education quickly and...
  • Newt Gingrich: A Too-High-Risk GOP Nominee?

    11/30/2011 8:17:24 AM PST · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/30/2011 | Richard Falknor
    "Newt Gingrich is a bad bet because he will embarrass the Republican party. He will do so through things he has already said and done, and in ways we cannot predict except to be sure — because character will out — that they will happen." Mona Charen today in NRO. Since we are writing for seasoned conservatives and their center-right sympathizers, those who value our common civilization and take pleasure in our common language, let us stipulate up front that we find former Speaker Newt Gingrich both articulate and often instructive on emerging issues, for example, the threat of an...
  • But Cain He?

    10/18/2011 8:03:04 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 10/18/2011 | Rick Moran
    The spectacular rise of Herman Cain over the last fortnight has cheered conservatives and caused no small amount of angst among establishment Republicans who worry that the former Godfather’s pizza executive can’t beat President Obama in the general election. But those fears may be bogus. A recent Rasmussen poll shows Herman Cain beating Obama in a head-to-head match-up 43-41%, the only GOP candidate who beats the president one-on-one in recent Rasmussen surveys. But there are many conservatives who worry that Cain may not be ready for the big time, and that his inexperience in national politics will hinder his campaign...
  • Inevitably, Romney Declared ‘Inevitable’

    10/15/2011 6:18:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/15/2011 | Rick Moran
    The drumbeat has begun by the establishment to prematurely anoint their preferred candidate One of the reasons the Republican Party enjoys any popularity at all is because it is as comfortable as an old shoe: predictable, safe, conservative, and welcoming of those Americans who believe in old-fashioned values like overt patriotism, nuclear families, faith in God, and American exceptionalism. It is not a party of revolutionaries (the Tea Party is more classically defined as a counter-revolution), boat rockers, non-conformists, renegades, or heretics. This usually makes choosing a presidential candidate a rather staid affair with polite but pointed scrums among the...
  • A Pledge Never to Vote for Romney: Send a Message to the GOP

    09/12/2011 4:22:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 381 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | September 12, 2011 | Xzins
    Romney is Obama-Lite. Take the simple pledge: I will not vote for Romney for any reason.
  • Bachman wins Iowa Straw Poll. Paul second. Pawlenty third. Romney fourth, er, seventh.

    08/13/2011 4:03:48 PM PDT · by DRey · 435 replies
    Bachman bests Paul. Pawlenty third. Romney fourth. Works for me!
  • Romney: Government-Mandated Health Insurance Good for Massachusetts

    08/13/2011 5:08:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/12/2011 | Susan Jones and Eric Scheiner
    ( - A question about the constitutionality of the government requiring individuals to purchase health insurance put Mitt Romney on the defensive at the Republican debate in Ames, Iowa, Thursday night. The individual mandate is the cornerstone of President Obama’s health care program as well as that imposed on Massachusetts under then-Gov. Mitt Romney. Chris Wallace asked Romney, "Do you believe the government has any right -- has the right to make someone buy a good or service just because they are a U.S. resident? Where do you find that the Constitution?” “Chris, you're asking me what do we...
  • A nominee already? Romney skips ahead

    06/16/2011 7:47:30 PM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 06/15/2011 | EDITORIAL
    Mitt Romney did a good job at Monday night’s Republican presidential debate. But not that good. The former Massachusetts governor used his previous presidential campaign experience to come across as polished and presidential in the debate. It helped that his opponents refused to go after him, preferring instead to play nice and criticize President Obama. It’s a lot easier to win a contest when the other side isn’t playing too hard. But Romney apparently let his good night go to his head. Like a smart candidate, Romney stayed in New Hampshire and did some retail campaigning on Tuesday. In the...
  • FreedomWorks: Tea Party may stay home if Romney nominated

    06/10/2011 3:00:11 AM PDT · by South40 · 97 replies
    If Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination for president, Tea Party activists may not show up at all to vote in the general election, one leading group associated with the Tea Party movement is warning. “I think that’s a potential problem,” said Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks’ president, during a wide-ranging interview with reporters at The Daily Caller. He also warned that if Republicans nominate another “John McCain,” activists might even vote third party in 2012. “I believe in redemption, but at some point, you sort of give up,” he said. “And we’ve given up on Mitt Romney.”
  • Tea Party coming out against Mitt Romney

    06/02/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 11 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | June 2 | Henry D'Andrea
    I’m not saying every tea partier is against Mitt Romney, but many prominent Tea Party groups are saying no to Romney for President. FreedomWorks, an influential Washington-based group working within the Tea Party movement, say they do not support Mitt Romney for President, because of his moderate record as governor. The group’s communications director said, it’s because “Romney has a record and we don’t really like it that much.” Brendan Steinhauser, the group’s liaison to smaller, grassroots organizations said, Romney is, “inauthentic.” They also have some beef with RomneyCare. Also, the Tea Party organization’s president and CEO Matt Kibbe was...
  • Palin & Romney (Milt sends pizza to the Chicago Obama HQ)

    05/26/2011 10:46:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    When the news reached the Press Gallery in the Capitol that Sarah Palin was going to be starting a bus tour in Washington, D.C. on Sunday - maybe an indication that she was about to get into the Presidential hunt - you could feel a bit more excitement creeping into the 2012 race for the White House. And when word came later that Mitt Romney will make his bid official next week, the contours of the Republican nomination battle seemed to be getting clearer and clearer by the minute. "This Sunday, May 29th, Governor Palin and the SarahPAC team will...
  • Sizing Up the 2012 GOP Presidential Contenders

    02/09/2011 9:23:18 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 10 replies ^ | February 9, 2011 5:00 AM | Robert Hendin, Jill Jackson, Brian Montopoli
    To the casual observer, it may seem early to be sizing up the 2012 Republican presidential field. But despite the fact that only one hopeful has announced plans to run thus far - that would be former Godfather's Pizza CEO and relative unknown Herman Cain - likely candidates have been working feverishly behind the scenes to lay the groundwork for a credible run at the GOP nomination. They've been lining up staff, speaking to key constituencies in early voting states like Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire, raising their profile through media appearances, and building the fundraising networks crucial to...
  • RINOs behind defeat of Tea Party candidates (Vanity)

    11/04/2010 9:18:47 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 164 replies · 7+ views
    Don't blame the Democrats for the defeat of Christine O'Doneell and Sharon Angle. The RINOs have worked hard and worked WITH the Dims to make sure that the Tea Party candidates would not win. In Delaware, it was Karl Rove who opposed O'Donnell. In Nevada, it was a state level RINO who supported the Democrat. In Alaska, RINOs have done everything to prevent Joe Miller from winning. You can be sure that Ken Buck must have been done in by RINOs like Karl Rove. A suggestion to hit back at them - deny RINOs the right to post on FR....
  • Romney Is the GOP's Last and Only Hope (Who didn't see this one coming?)

    07/05/2009 10:48:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies · 4,057+ views
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2009 | Sara K. Smith
    Soon the Republican party will have no choice but to make Mitt Romney its leader. We've seen a suspiciously steady trickle of losers quietly exiting the ranks of 2012 hopefuls -- Bobby Jindal with his disastrous State of the Union rebuttal; John Ensign and Mark Sanford with their affairs; and most recently, Sarah Palin's bizarre resignation from the Alaska governorship. The only candidates left are Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty and Romney. If history is any guide, we should expect some foul disclosure out of the Huckabee camp any day now. You just can't get away with saying something like this...
  • GOP Faithful Like Palin, Romney, Huckabee in 2012

    11/21/2008 3:43:54 PM PST · by redk · 70 replies · 1,483+ views
    Gallup ^ | November 21, 2008 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are most interested in seeing Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee run for the party's presidential nomination in 2012. Those three received the highest scores among the 10 possible candidates evaluated in a recent Gallup Panel survey.
  • What's Driving the Romney Surge?

    11/14/2007 7:07:30 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 135 replies · 185+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11/13/07 | Jim Geraghty
    I realize everything can change fast in Iowa and New Hampshire, and some are rightly skeptical about the value of polling in a caucus state. I also recognize that some pollsters' methods of figuring out who's a "likely voter" are better than others. But if I were a Romney guy, I'd be pretty pleased about the trends in those two primary states. Romney's had a lead in the Hawkeye state for a while, but that lead seems to be growing, across several pollsters. Romney is up 16 on his nearest competitor (Huckabee) in Zogby, up 8 on his nearest competitor...