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  • Polygamy: Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, was the first Mormon prophet to practice polygamy.

    02/13/2012 9:11:14 PM PST · by Colofornian · 83 replies
    He took as many as 48 wives. Sources: [Official LDS website: FamilySearch.org] [A comprehensive PDF] [Wikipedia]Many were teenagers, as young as 13 years old. Many were already married to other men and continued in polyandry: having more than one husband.He married pairs of sisters, and even took a mother and her daughter for wives. The wives of the prophetsThe first seven Mormon prophets had at least 135 wives. Mormon prophet Number of wives Joseph Smith 48 Brigham Young 55 John Taylor 7 Wilford Woodruff 5 Lorenzo Snow 11 Joseph F. Smith 6 Heber J. Grant 3 Summary of Events...
  • Mitt Romney Is Driving Others Away, Too

    02/03/2012 4:23:43 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 150 replies
    The Scratching Post ^ | February 3, 2012 | K T Cat
    Over at Hot Air, Wolf Howling penned a comment that perfectly sums up my feelings about the Florida primary. I’ve spent the last few weeks watching Romney run the most intellectually dishonest campaign against Gingrich that I could imagine. Romney isn’t making the case that he has a better conservative pedigree, nor that his vision for America is superior or more conservative than Gingrich’s. He spent 17 million doing nothing but trying to delegitimize and demonize Gingrich with gross distortions of history. I haven’t seen anything like this since what the left did to Sarah Palin. And the last time...
  • Romney most sensible choice for U.S. Republicans

    01/02/2012 1:14:28 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    ,QMI Agency ^ | January 02, 2012 | Peter Worthington
    Conventional wisdom is that whoever wins the Iowa caucus has an encouraging boost to get the Republican nomination for president in November’s vote. Never mind that Mike Huckabee crushed Mitt Romney in the 2008 Iowa caucus, and neither went anywhere; in the 2000 caucus George W. Bush easily beat Steve Forbes and went on to win his party’s nomination; or that in 2000 Robert Dole edged Pat Buchanan and both fell by the wayside. So while winning in Iowa is a morale booster it doesn’t mean much, and will quickly be forgotten after New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. This...
  • Hey, wasn't Romney the "wacky" candidate in 2008? This is how MSM picks our candidates (VANITY)

    11/02/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies
    This is commentary on how the media picked Saruman(R-AZ) in 2008, in comparison to the current 2012 race. Michelle Bachmann was made to appear 'wacky'. Then Perry, the same. Remember the "big black cloud"? Now the media is trying to say he was drunk at the last debate. Now Cain and this stupid politico scandal. They're being whackified. But what of 2008? Who remembers how Huckabee was made out to be a religious whackjob? Thompson was made out to be a whacko because he didn't even want to be president. And then there's Romney. Romney was a whacko because of...
  • Romney So Far: No Core Beliefs, Many Flip-Flops

    10/26/2011 4:14:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2011 | DOUGLAS MACKINNON
    Is there anyone sane left in the GOP establishment? Does plain old common sense and gut instinct no longer matter to those who purport to speak for the party? Have conservative principles and traditional values become nothing more than meaningless rhetoric to those so desperate to hang on to imagined power? As the Republican establishment lines up like lemmings behind Mitt Romney, it would be illuminating and in fact critical to look at the news for just the last couple of days with regard to this untethered and pliable candidate. A good place to start would be Romney refusing to...
  • Lovable? No. Electable? Probably. Romney's relationship with the GOP electorate

    10/24/2011 1:50:34 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 14 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 23, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – So, how excited were the good, conservative folks at the Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame Museum when Republican Mitt Romney arrived there Friday morning for a fundraising event? They weren't really. There was polite applause and a "Wow, it's the GOP presidential frontrunner - in the buckle of the Red State Bible Belt! Gee whiz!" reaction. Yeah, there was some "enthusiasm, but it was more subdued than you would have guessed.This reporter came in expecting throngs. Perhaps a lot of them were "busy" or didn't have the spare $20.12 for a ticket. Regardless, Mitt Romney was...
  • Settling for Romney (Why conservatives are unhappy with him being the front runner)

    10/07/2011 7:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/2011 | Mona Charen
    Two new sets of Republicans are feeling deflated today — the Chris Christie hopefuls and the Sarah Palin stalwarts. The Christie decision didn’t surprise me, perhaps because I grew up in Jersey. In fact, Christie and I attended the same high school. Anyway, Jerseyans are many things (not all of them nice), but slick dissemblers we are not. When Christie said, repeatedly, and in ever more colorful terms, that he wasn’t running, I believed him. And, while I understand the boomlet for him, I’m also a little relieved to see that he is indeed a truthful guy. Sarah Palin, by...
  • 14th Amendment Birthright Citizenship & The Law of Statelessness

    04/10/2011 1:00:04 PM PDT · by patlin · 82 replies
    ConstitutionallySpeaking ^ | April 10, 2011 | Linda Melin
    The definition of “natural born” comes from the common law of nations. Under the law of nations, all treaties and the laws of the foreign nations must be considered if a child is born on foreign soil. Therefore the fundamental rule for NBC is “exclusive allegiance to the United States” at birth. According the US Government, to answer the question, is one born without the soil (jus soli) a natural born citizen, we must ask ourselves this question…If the US denied citizenship to a child born abroad, would that act of the US government leave the child stateless? Take for...
  • Author: Romney's promises to homosexuals still stand [RINO...DON'T VOTE FOR HIM!!!]

    03/19/2011 9:19:26 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    WND ^ | March 19, 2011 | Michael Carl
    "Romney made a promise to homosexual groups that strikes at the core of who Romney is and how he will govern. She says he promised that he would not defend traditional marriage once the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made its ruling on same-sex marriage." Read more: Author: Romney's promises to homosexuals still stand http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=276313#ixzz1H6TCwqLL
  • In Palin's Absence, Romney Plays Front-Runner at CPAC (Good for a chuckle)

    02/12/2011 10:07:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2011 | Erin McPike
    The presidential field may be wide open, but one candidate is playing the role of the inevitable front-runner, as his performance at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference this weekend shows. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney brought with him to the event a large entourage that stayed for several days, while most other potential candidates dropped in and out of the conference to make their speeches and headline a reception or two. Other serious contenders brought just a few key staffers, but many didn't even have their top political aide in tow. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas...
  • (Radical Homosexual)Pro-retention groups refute claims of Soros funding

    11/16/2010 7:29:53 PM PST · by STD · 4 replies
    Iowa Independant ^ | 10.25.10 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Dear FReepers, Just as Souljourners Magazine and J Street Editors Jim Wallis and Ben-Ami refuted charges that they recieved large grants from George Soros to create their respective leftwing media outlets; today the Iowa League of Women's Voters denied that Soros had funded retention movements to keep radical homosexual Supreme Court Justices on the Iowa high court.
  • Romney gets ready for 2012

    10/30/2010 3:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2010 | Dan Balz
    DAYTON, OHIO - Mitt Romney ambled through the exhibits at the InfoTech 2010 conference here the other day, shaking hands, posing for photos, sneaking an occasional chocolate turtle and, ever the salesman, promoting the candidacy of yet another Republican candidate. On this trip, he was stumping for Rob Portman, the Republican Senate candidate who is heavily favored to win his race Tuesday. Romney was self-effacing as he moved along the rows of exhibits. "This is Rob Portman, he's running for Senate," he said as he introduced the former congressman to a group at one exhibit. "I'd love for you to...
  • What's wrong with Laura Ingraham ?..She said Romney is not a "Progressive"!

    08/10/2010 9:25:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday August 10, 2010
    Laura Ingraham was on the Glenn Beck radio show in the last hour this morning...While talking about potential candidates for 2012, She was asked if Romney was a "progressive" she said NO he isn't one of them at all...I've heard that she loves Romney like a Ken doll and is a Romneybot, but this is amazing! She also said that she would take Newt as President in a heartbeat! What gives?
  • Obama on Marriage: Bigot or Liar?

    07/02/2010 2:01:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/30/2010 | Robert P. George
    Like Sherlock Holmes’s dog that didn’t bark in the night, liberals have been strangely silent about Obama’s comments on marriage. It has become a matter of orthodoxy among progressives that those who believe that marriage is properly defined as the union of one man and one woman are guilty of bigotry. There is a problem, however: Barack Obama has assured voters that he believes marriage to be the union of one man and one woman — not two men, two women, or some combination of more than two people. As Donald Trump rather pointedly noted after the Miss U.S.A. pageant,...
  • Palin, Romney Play Chess in Primaries

    06/08/2010 1:09:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 135+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 6/8/10 | Alan Mascarenhas
    The 2012 presidential election may be 29 months away, but the potential players are stalking each other like chess grandmasters. Tonight's round of gubernatorial and Senate primaries could provide early indicators of who is most shrewdly mobilizing their pieces into position. Three states with big races on Tuesday represent potential game-changers in 2012. Iowa and South Carolina occupy key early positions in the presidential-primary calendar, while California boasts a mother lode of winner-take-all delegates. For presumed hopefuls like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee, the calculation is simple. Endorse a statewide candidate who wins (both tonight and in November's...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain to campaign with Romney in Mesa on Friday (THAT'S TODAY!)

    06/04/2010 3:28:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 427+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-06-04
    PHOENIX (AP) - John McCain is calling in former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday. McCain and Romney are scheduled to appear together at a town hall meeting in Mesa.
  • The 3-S Test [Surprise! Lefty thinks Mitt, not Sarah, "Safe, Sane and Selfless" candidate for 2012]

    06/03/2010 11:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 612+ views
    The Pacific Northwest Inlander ^ | June 2, 2010 | Ted S. McGregor Jr. , Editor and Publisher
    Sometime around the time Barack Obama won the White House, I started wondering who would inherit the Republican Party. I have to admit I felt a little schadenfreude when George and Dick drove the GOP off a cliff, but I also named this space “Common Ground” for a reason. We need to focus on what unites us more than the things that divide us. Here’s some common ground: We need two functioning political parties to continue to meet the challenges of our times. Unlike Karl Rove, I don’t want one party to run the country. Hammering out public policy through...
  • Mitt Romney’s boyhood home to be bulldozed

    05/19/2010 4:26:19 AM PDT · by Leisler · 46 replies · 849+ views
    The boyhood home of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is slated to be torn down as part of an effort to rejuvenate Detroit. The 5,500-square-foot home, built in 1918 and located on a .4-acre lot in the toney Palmer Woods neighborhood, has fallen into disrepair in recent years, a neighbor said. Romney and his parents, George and Lenore, lived in the home from 1941 to 1953. Shortly after moving from the home at 1860 Balmoral Drive, George Romney became chairman of American Motors Corp. and, later, governor of Michigan. Attempts to reach Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom yesterday were unsuccessful. The...
  • Sarah Palin Surpasses Mitt Romney As GOP Frontrunner At Intrade

    05/03/2010 1:14:07 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 38 replies · 976+ views
    Mitt Romney has been the frontrunner for several months but Sarah Palin has been steadily climbing and closing the gap. It is essentially dead even, as of today, but for the first time she has a small lead and it is expected she will pull ahead. Intrade represents a type of stock market which trades in predictions regarding outcomes of future events. If you believe that Sarah Palin will be the Republican nominee in 2012, you can purchase a "contract" for the prevailing price, currently 25.8. Romney is currently 26.0. This price is determined by the contact traders themselves (anyone...
  • Mormon writer finds faith and loss in contemporary polygamy

    05/01/2010 5:12:18 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies · 270+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 30, 2010 | Ellen Fagg Weist
    The smart attraction of Brady Udall's second novel begins with its oxymoronic title, The Lonely Polygamist . As the book is released this week, publishing insiders are pegging it as the next breakout Western novel, the best new Mormon fiction in a generation. Based on the advance buzz, The Lonely Polygamist might also be considered the kind of contemporary story that deserves to be labeled a Great American Novel. "This book is going to be huge in our neck of the woods because it's topical, but I also think it's going to be huge nationally," says Betsy Burton, owner of...
  • Schwarzenegger predicts Romney in 2012; would like to run himself (MASSIVE BARF ALERT)

    04/30/2010 1:31:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 449+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-30 | Eric Zimmermann
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) thinks Mitt Romney will win the GOP nomination for president in 2012. Schwarzenegger predicted on the Tonight Show on Thursday night the former Massachusetts governor will emerge from what could be a crowded field. "I think maybe Romney by a hair," he said. Schwarzenegger also lamented that he can't run himself because the Constitution requires the president to be born in the U.S.
  • Romney endorses Hoekstra in Michigan GOP governor primary

    04/22/2010 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 17 replies · 428+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4-22-10 | Aaron Blake
    Mitt Romney is wading into the GOP governor's primary in Michigan, and he's backing Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.). Hoekstra faces state Attorney General Mike Cox and businessman Rick Snyder in a pitched primary battle. Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is term-limited, and Democrats are waging their own primary battle.
  • A President Romney would make no apologies

    03/26/2010 6:35:28 PM PDT · by pietraynor · 130 replies · 1,544+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 03/26/2010 | Peter Lucas
    Here is one thing I am certain about: A President Mitt Romney would never have bowed to anyone -- not to Saudi King Abdullah, not to Japanese Emperor Akihito. Here's another thing: A President Romney would not have traveled around the world badmouthing his country and making apologies for it. Here's a third: A President Romney would never have ordered the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay or lowered the American flag in Haiti.
  • Romney leads tight Republican race (Rats wants another "moderate Republican" in '12) (BARF ALERT)

    03/19/2010 10:48:07 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 383+ views
    Our first national look at who Republicans would prefer as their 2012 Presidential nominee confirms the wide open nature of the field. The leading candidates are all within the margin of error of each other, with Mitt Romney leading at 28% followed by Mike Huckabee at 24% and Sarah Palin at 23%. Ron Paul pulls 11%, 9% say they're undecided, and 6% say their preference would be someone else. Romney's lead speaks to the fact that moderates could actually pick the GOP nominee in 2012. That's because there's gridlock among conservatives about who their preferred candidate is. Huckabee leads with...
  • DeMint Not Sold On Romney As 2012 Approaches (Also, DeMint Rules Himself OUT As 2012 Candidate)

    03/15/2010 3:55:23 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 85 replies · 1,110+ views
    WIBW Interview/ CNN ^ | 3-15-10 | WIBW Staff
    DeMint Not Sold On Romney As 2012 Approaches Sen. Jim DeMint told CNN Monday that he isn’t sure if he would endorse Mitt Romney for president if he decided to run. Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, was one of Mitt Romney's top backers during the 2008 presidential campaign – a key endorsement that helped the former Massachusetts governor boost his profile among conservatives. But if Romney decides to run for president again in 2012, a prospect that seems likely, he might have to do so without DeMint's support. DeMint told CNN Monday he isn't sure...
  • Romney’s Nomination No Lock (No ****, Sherlock!)

    03/14/2010 2:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 512+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | March 2, 2010 | Alex Knepper
    An ABC News review of Mitt Romney’s new book ends thus: “If history is any guide, however, Romney stands a decent chance of getting his party’s nod. Although he was hurt last time by questions about his authenticity, Republicans have a long tradition of nominating second-time candidates: think Richard Nixon in 1968, Ronald Reagan in 1980, George H.W. Bush in 1988, Bob Dole in 1996, and John McCain in 2008″ This is the conventional wisdom; we’re all used to hearing it. It’s the idea that Republicans nominate the “next-in-line” candidate, or the runner-up from last season’s primaries. It’s superficially plausible....
  • Thousands of fans hail Romney in SLC-Many think his book promotion tour is a precursor to a presiden

    03/14/2010 2:57:08 PM PDT · by delacoert · 35 replies · 728+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Derek P. Jensen | Derek P. Jensen
    Utah's favorite political son made no apologies Saturday for his conservative cred -- a stance thousands of backers in the Beehive State hope will propel Mitt Romney to the White House. Speaking at the Salt Palace Convention Center hall, Romney weaved wit, humor and folksy anecdotes around enough anti-Barack Obama broadsides to energize his fawning fans. Most in attendance braved a sloppy snowstorm to hoist campaign-style signs, giving Romney's No Apology: The Case for American Greatness book tour the feel of a 2012 campaign rally. "I hope he does run," Midway's Bart Kotter said afterward. "The guy is an amazing...
  • WRKO bumps Rush Limbaugh for Charley Manning

    03/02/2010 12:16:28 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 60 replies · 2,655+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/2/10 | Jessica Heslam
    Republican consultant Charley Manning is replacing the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh on WRKO radio starting Monday. Jason Wolfe, program director for WRKO-AM (680), confirmed to the Herald that Manning will take over the station’s weekday noon to 3 p.m. slot. Manning, who has served as a campaign adviser to former Gov. Mitt Romney, emphasized that his new show, “The Charley Manning Show,” will be local. The GOP strategist said his show will “touch on all of the local issues that everybody is talking about, but with a special look at politics.” “I’m looking forward to really getting into politics, especially...
  • Early ’12 favorite is Romney

    02/28/2010 12:48:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 202 replies · 2,692+ views
    Houston Chronicle / mySA.com ^ | 2010-02-28 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    <p>In the category of it’s never too early to start looking, a new poll found Mitt Romney is the early favorite in Texas for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>The survey by Public Policy Polling of North Carolina found Romney leading with 32 percent support, followed by Mike Huckabee at 29 percent and 23 percent for Sarah Palin.</p>
  • New and Improved Romney

    02/11/2010 2:34:09 AM PST · by iowamark · 39 replies · 887+ views
    Boston Phoenix ^ | February 10, 2010 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    He's more fiscal, less social. And he's got millions. But will GOP voters give a Mitt? Scott Brown's unexpected victory in last month's special US Senate election captured the attention of the country — and particularly of core Republican voters, who huddled eagerly before their TV screens to watch their hero du jour give his acceptance speech. But even in the midst of his moment in the sun, Brown made sure to thank the other handsome, well-coifed man on the stage, Mitt Romney — who, as it happens, would very much like the votes of that national Republican audience in...
  • NYT: Rampant Polygamy in Gay 'Marriage' May Benefit Institution

    02/05/2010 11:44:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,121+ views
    Life Site News ^ | February 5, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    In discussing a new study confirming that polygamy is a staple within gay "marriages," a New York Times article has suggested that doing away with the concept of spousal fidelity in marriage represents an "evolution" that "might point the way for the survival of the institution." NYT columnist Scott James reported January 28 on a project by San Francisco State University's Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality examining various aspects of homosexual relationships. James says the study, which is scheduled for release this month, "reveals that monogamy is not a central feature for many." "Some gay men and lesbians...
  • Understanding Romney: One size does not fit all

    01/22/2010 6:06:18 PM PST · by restornu · 291 replies · 2,813+ views
    THE HILL ^ | - 01/22/10 | By Bernie Quigley
    As The Wall Street Journal points out in an opinion this morning, this is a good day not only for Scott Brown, the new senator from Massachusetts, but for Mitt Romney as well. Glenn Beck doesn’t trust Brown, he says. But with Brown toting friends like the popular former governor of Massachusetts, William Weld, John McCain and Romney around on his bus, it might not be such a good day for Glenn Beck. The WSJ’s Kim Strassel pointed out that Romney’s closest aides flooded to Mr. Brown, bringing with them the savvy of his national operation. “From a perch atop...
  • Massachusetts' Other GOP Winner

    01/21/2010 7:38:32 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 47 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-21-10 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts has most Republicans hopeful about midterm elections. It has Mitt Romney hopeful about 2012. In many ways, the former Bay State governor never ended his 2008 presidential campaign. From a perch atop his Free and Strong America PAC, Mr. Romney has been raising money, nurturing his team, keeping himself in the national spotlight. With the Massachusetts Senate race, he sensed an unexpected opportunity to step to the front of the GOP presidential ranks. He played it nicely. Aware that many voters have mixed views of his governorship, Mr. Romney stayed in the shadows, leaving other...
  • [Governor] Palin's Tea Party raises eyebrows

    01/08/2010 2:30:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1,762+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 8, 2009 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Sarah Palin’s plan to deliver the keynote address – for a fee – at next month’s first-ever National Tea Party Convention is getting renewed attention in light of her rejection Thursday of an invitation to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The decision to blow off CPAC – traditionally seen as the year’s must-attend event for the conservative establishment – in favor of a little-known convention is prompting some soul-searching among CPAC supporters, and is being interpreted as a calculated play by the former Alaska governor to cast herself as the potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate of the...
  • GOP Insiders Sour On Palin

    01/07/2010 5:41:06 PM PST · by Al B. · 136 replies · 3,357+ views
    Hotline On Call ^ | January 7, 2009
    A poll of GOP insiders suggests that ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has little support among the party's professional class -- and maybe that's just how she wants it. In a survey of 109 party leaders, political professionals and pundits, Palin finished 5th on the list of candidates most likely to win the party's '12 WH nomination. Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R) was the overwhelming choice of the Voters were asked to rank 5 candidates in the order of likeliness to capture the GOP nod. The results: Likely To Win WH'12 Nomination (First place votes) Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney 81...
  • New Jersey Senate Defeats Gay Marriage Bill

    01/07/2010 1:57:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 57 replies · 2,168+ views
    FoxNews ^ | January 07, 2010
    New Jersey Senate Defeats Gay Marriage Bill AP New Jersey's state Senate has defeated a bill to legalize gay marriage, the latest in a string of setbacks for advocates. TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey's state Senate has defeated a bill to legalize gay marriage, the latest in a string of setbacks for advocates. The defeat, by a vote of 20-14, likely ends any chance that the state Legislature approves gay marriage soon. Five senators did not vote; there is one Senate vacancy. Gay rights advocates had been pushing hard for the bill because on Jan. 19, new Republican Gov. Chris...
  • Does The GOP Share Blame For Obamacare?

    01/07/2010 1:27:06 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 459+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/07/2010 | Kevin Price
    Besides the occasional Republican either voting for socialized medicine or preventing a filibuster of it, the guilt of the association with the proposal that passed the Senate and the GOP is very deep. In fact the recent bill, without the public option (but will force people into public care) looks increasingly like the failed experiment of Massachusetts.
  • Romney On Fox: Not Intimidated By Palin's Crowds; Obama Should Be More Like Clinton

    01/06/2010 9:45:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,479+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2009 | Chris Good
    Mitt and Ann Romney sat for an interview with Fox News that aired this morning (video after the jump). Here are some nuggets of interesting material: When asked if he's intimidated by the big crowds and book sales Sarah Palin drew on her "Going Rogue" tour, as he prepares to embark on his own in March to promote his upcoming book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness", the former governor says he's not: "Oh no, not at all, it's great--that's terrific news. I'm glad to see people are buying books from conservatives." (VIDEO AT LINK) More on Palin: "She...
  • Brown Launches First Ad of Mass. Senate Race (Romney finally attacks Obamacare)

    12/30/2009 4:35:03 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 643+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-12-30 | Emily Cadei
    (snip) Hoping to pull in some more cash for the final stretch of the general election, the Brown campaign also circulated a fundraising letter penned by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R). Romney touts Brown's credentials as a fiscal conservative while also noting, in bold, that he would become the critical 41st Republican vote against the health care bill when it comes back to the Senate for final passage. Democrats passed the bill on Christmas Eve with 60 votes, just enough to overcome the prospect of a GOP filibuster. (snip)
  • Romney plans book tour in March [barf alert]

    12/14/2009 10:54:45 AM PST · by Colofornian · 89 replies · 1,747+ views
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2009 | Bruce Mehew
    (SALT LAKE CITY) – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is preparing a more prominent presence on the national scene with a new book coming out in the spring. His new book, “No Apology: The Case for America’s Greatness” comes out March 2 and Romney is kicking off a book tour at the Salt Palace March 13 with a book signing hosted by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Kirk Jowers, a long-time Romney backer, is its director and says the book will offer ideas about turning around a nation some see in a decline. Jowers said he hopes...
  • Romney Blasts Obama Policy, Offers Own Plan

    12/14/2009 11:33:44 AM PST · by meandog · 52 replies · 2,003+ views
    boston Globe ^ | 12/13/09
    Just before yesterday’s White House jobs summit, Mitt Romney minced no words in blasting President Obama’s economic policies. “Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But unlike them, he has made it worse, not better,’’ Romney wrote in an opinion piece published yesterday in USA Today. The former Massachusetts governor - who made his name and fortune at private equity firm Bain Capital, ran for the GOP presidential nomination last year, and could very well run again in 2012 - derides Obama’s economic know-how. “His failure to stem the unemployment tide should not have been a surprise....
  • Insider Poll: Mitt Romney a Potential Presidential Candidate

    12/13/2009 10:56:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies · 4,735+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY - Over the course of two weeks, Utah Republicans had the chance to see the two most talked-about potential presidential candidates in their party. Mitt Romney attended an event for ADX security systems and Sarah Palin visited to sign her bestselling book. The Utahpolicy.com, Fox 13 Insider Poll finds that Mitt Romney is taken far more seriously as a potential presidential candidate. 53.5 percent of Republicans say they expect Romney to be the Republican party candidate to face Barack Obama. 31.3 percent of Democrats think Romney will be the candidate. Only 4.7 percent of Republicans and 6.3...
  • Romney Still Defending His Big Government Health Care Plan

    12/08/2009 5:04:22 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 832+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 2009-12-07 | Philip Klein
    Currently, the only people left defending the Massachusetts health care reform are liberals who want to see Obamacare passed ... and Mitt Romney. On Sunday, while the Senate debated a bill to have the government takeover the health care system, Romney went on CNN and argued that his state takeover of health care worked out quite well for Massachusetts. Asked by John King to respond to criticism offered by his likely 2012 presidential rival Tim Pawlenty about how spending exploded in Massachusetts after the implementation of RomneyCare, Romney responded...
  • New York State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill

    12/02/2009 1:01:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 76 replies · 3,845+ views
    New York Times ^ | DEcember 2, 2009 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    The State Senate defeated a bill on Wednesday that would legalize same-sex marriage, after an emotional debate that touched on civil rights, family and history. The vote means that the bill, pushed by Gov. David A. Paterson, is effectively dead for the year and destroys the optimism of gay rights advocates. The bill was defeated by a decisive margin of 38 to 24. The Democrats, who have a bare, one-seat majority, did not have enough votes to pass the bill without some Republican support, but not a single Republican senator voted for the measure. In a debate that in many...
  • New York state lawmakers reject gay marriage bill

    12/02/2009 12:35:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 958+ views
    news.yahoo ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | NA
    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York lawmakers have rejected a bill to legalize gay marriage. The Senate decision Wednesday comes after months of delays and arm twisting of lawmakers sympathetic to the bill but representing conservative districts. It follows a referendum in Maine earlier this month that struck down a gay marriage law before it took effect. Advocates say they aren't surprised by the decision. Most, including Gov. David Paterson, say they at least wanted a floor debate and vote.
  • PREZ: Romney Tied With Obama (GOP gaining)

    11/25/2009 4:50:14 PM PST · by bilhosty · 73 replies · 1,798+ views
    Hedgehog Report ^ | November 25, 2009 | Hedgehog Report
    Some great numbers to head into the Thanksgiving holiday from Scott Rasmussen. Rasmussen has released some numbers for the 2012 Presidential Election with the usual Republican suspects.
  • Palin’s Presidential Future May Require ‘Pygmalion Project’ (Romneybots bash Palin again)

    11/20/2009 12:31:16 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,676+ views
    Bloomberg | 2009-11-20
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  • Mitt Romney talks about the economy, tea parties and the future of the Republican party (barf alert)

    11/19/2009 7:16:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 894+ views
    (snip) During the 2008 campaign, some conservatives said they were hesitant to vote for Romney because he was perceived as being liberal on some social issues. On Friday, he seemed determined to overcome that impression. In his speech, given in a room filled with more than two dozen pictures of President Ronald Reagan, Romney gave a shout-out to the tea party protesters and spoke about his new book, "No Apologies: The Case for American Greatness." (It is slated to be released by St. Martin's Press in March.) He also said the Republican Party needed to build support among young people,...
  • McCain adviser: Palin’s book is fiction (Romneybot Nicolle Wallace attacks Sarah Palin again)

    11/17/2009 9:24:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 3,607+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-11-18
    Depictions ‘took place entirely in her imagination,’ says Wallace. NBC NEWS and NEWS SERVICES NEW YORK - Former McCain campaign senior adviser Nicolle Wallace says Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" is "based on fabrications," and that the basis for Palin’s depictions of her and former McCain campaign director Steve Schmidt as villains "took place entirely in her imagination." In a statement to The Rachel Maddow Show, the former McCain spokesperson repeatedly used the word "fiction" to describe Palin's narrative and echoed criticisms by other former McCain staffers. "She [Palin] probably has a legitimate complaint that things could have been better...
  • The Palin Conundrum For Miffed Romney

    11/16/2009 7:22:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 2,107+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 16, 2009 | Charles Cooper
    After the New England Patriots disasterous decision Sunday night not to punt on fourth down with the ball on the Indianapolis Colts' 28-yard line, former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney, had every right to be ticked off. Especially considering that the Pats had the lead with little more than 2 minutes left in the game. Is it possible that the team's supposedly brilliant coach, Bill Belichick, got confused and thought the Manning brother waiting patiently on the opposing sidelines was Eli and not Peyton? Whatever the case, the Colts went on to win the game with 13 seconds left in the...