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  • Romney Hires Out Gay Spokesman to Tackle Foreign Affairs and National Security Issues

    04/21/2012 2:18:16 AM PDT · by pavlova · 39 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | April 19, 2012 | Chris Geidner
    Mitt Romney's campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's "national security and foreign policy spokesman," according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell's sexual orientation. Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations -- and told The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York would have marriage equality soon and that he would one day...
  • Democratic pollster: Obama +5 in Florida; Jeb Bush Strongest VP Pick for Romney

    04/20/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Post On Politics ^ | April 17th, 2012 | George Bennett
    President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. PPP also tested four potential Florida running mates for Romney — Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Allen West — and found that only Bush would have a positive effect on the GOP ticket in Florida. A Romney/Bush ticket would narrow Obama’s advantage to 49-46, within the poll’s 3.7 percent margin of error. The survey of 700 Florida voters was taken Thursday through Sunday. The Obama/Joe Biden ticket holds...

    04/20/2012 9:37:44 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 19 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 20, 2012
    MUST WATCH VIDEO: "These are American voters, people! No wonder Democrats (and even most Republicans) tell everyone they should vote because it's their "patriotic duty." I disagree. If you're an uninformed, brainwashed idiot, like the Obama voters in this video, it is your patriotic duty NOT to vote, and to let those who know what in the hell is going on to vote in your stead..."
  • Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early - $50,000 a head

    04/20/2012 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/19/12 | Ben Smith
    Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special "Presidential Inaugural retreat," planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November. The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as "Romney Victory," a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO. Those donors will be named "Founding Members" of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered "yet to...
  • Romney: Obama Is A Nice Guy, But We Can't Afford Four More Years

    04/20/2012 8:42:18 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Friday April 20, 2012
    "We have come together at critical times times and made the sacrifices necessary to preserve our liberty. So a campaign based on attacks, a campaign based on demonizing one another, that's not going to be successful. This country is going to be successful by pulling together, by recognizing that we have some common challenges and working together to overcome those things," Mitt Romney said on "Hannity" tonight. "The President's a nice guy, but we just can't afford him for four more years. Our kids can't afford him. We have to get back to machine who know what is it takes...
  • Jeb Bush Says He'd Consider Vice Presidency

    04/20/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2012
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he'd consider running as vice president with Mitt Romney, but doubts he'll ever be asked. Bush tells the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is "probably the best" choice to share the ticket with Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Bush said he hopes the freshman senator is offered the No. 2 slot and accepts it. Rubio has said repeatedly that he isn't interested in leaving the Senate.
  • Why They Won’t Be Able to Blame the Tea Party When We Lose

    04/20/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT · by ak267 · 38 replies
    C4P ^ | 4/20/2012 | Steve Flesher
    As a longtime voting “Republican,” I am going the way of the first dude. Keeping it “commonsense” and ignoring party affiliation in choosing which candidates best serve my interests and values the most. It goes without saying that Barack Obama is the worst president in history. We know that. But what most of us also know is the environment in Washington which has plagued and threatened the health of our Republic for decades. They include affiliations to political interests, corporate interests, and the returning of favors to fat-cat campaign donors. It was this environment along with the media’s power to...
  • Mitt Romney: A Massachusetts Liberal for President (January 9, 2007)

    04/20/2012 4:33:15 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2007 | Selwyn Duke
    With the 2008 presidential campaign looming just on the horizon, speculation about political fortunes abounds. On the Democrat side, Lady Hillary is waiting in the wings, and the media's profilers have found their fair-haired boy in Barack Obama. On the Republican side, the picture is murkier. Often the Vice-president would be the logical choice to carry the incumbent party's torch, but Dick Cheney won't be running and, even if he did, he wouldn't win. Of course, Arizona Senator John McCain is still around, but he arouses suspicion among conservatives. Seeming worn, tired, erratic and untrustworthy, many think the old soldier...
  • Romney Adviser Backs Key Health Care Overhaul Provision (July 17, 2011)

    04/20/2012 4:22:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies ^ | July 17, 2011
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, a top supporter and adviser of Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney, strenuously backed the core piece of President Barack Obama's health-care law and urged the states to move forward together in adopting health insurance exchanges. Speaking to a bipartisan group of governors at the National Governors Association, the former Republican governor who served as secretary of health and human services in the Bush administration, called the exchanges where individuals and small businesses can purchase health plans "a very practical solution to a problem that needs to be solved." He warned...
  • Paul Ryan: Romneycare 'Not that Dissimilar to Obamacare' (Mar 2, 2011)

    04/20/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 2, 2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    This morning at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the American Spectator, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan talked about what he's looking for in a Republican presidential candidate, reiterated he won't seek the White House, and left the door wide-open to accepting a vice presidential nomination. Ryan said that in recent weeks he's talked to Governors Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitch Daniels, but is keeping his mind open about a potential endorsement. “I don't really have a strong preference right now," Ryan said of the prospective 2012 field. "I want to wait and see what these people are made of and...
  • Romney asks GOP delegates to sign pledge, but some refuse

    04/20/2012 2:41:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/20/12 | Peter Hamby
    Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Members of the Republican National Committee gathering in Arizona were invited to meet with Mitt Romney in private Friday and have their pictures taken with the presumptive GOP nominee, but there was a price of admission: loyalty. RNC members and state GOP chairmen were welcomed into the private reception only after signing a form pledging to support Romney as a delegate to the national convention in Tampa. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker All 168 members of the committee have a vote at the convention as "superdelegates" – and one of Romney's supporters on the...
  • Freep a Poll! (obama v. Romney, if election was today, who would you vote for?)

    04/20/2012 2:18:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 65 replies ^ | 4-20-12 | KVOA
    The presidential election is in full swing, with both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama amassing millions of dollars for their campaigns. If the election were held today, who would you vote for? Barack Obama Mitt Romney
  • Romney's Got a Delegate Problem

    04/20/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 37 replies
    For those of you who did not get or see the memo from Vince Haley, Mitt still has some major problems. Here is the Haley Memo, in relevant part: [H]ere is the crucial news about why --- with 17 states to go -- the Romney forces are worried, worried that the frontrunner's weakness is surfacing again in the Republican primaries. Here are two crucial news items causing Romneyites to worry. -- Despite much pressure from Romney forces, Colorado Republicans last weekend at their Denver convention surprised political observers by electing - and by a large margin -- more uncommitted than...
  • Dem Senator Doesn’t Know If He Will Vote For Obama

    04/20/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 4/20/2012
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he’s unsure whether he’ll vote for President Barack Obama or likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney. In a statement Friday, Manchin said he has real differences with both Obama and Romney. He also said many West Virginians believe the last 3 ½ years have not been good. One of the more moderate Senate Democrats, Manchin is seeking re-election this year in a state Obama lost to Republican Sen. John McCain, 56-43 percent, in 2008. Obama fared worse in the Democratic primary against Hillary Rodham Clinton, losing 67-26 percent.
  • Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009

    04/20/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies ^ | March 3rd, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As I mentioned yesterday, back in 2009 Mitt Romney took to the pages of USA Today to tell President Obama that as he came up with a healthcare plan he should consider using “tax penalties” as Massachusetts did or “tax credits, as others have proposed” to help cover the costs of health care. The “tax penalties” is Mitt Romney’s individual mandate, a key portion the Obama Administration has credited all along as having been embraced in Obamacare. Since pointing out yesterday that, in his own words, Mitt Romney supported a national individual mandate, his supporters have gone totally insane on...
  • See the Liar Romney Defend the Mandate BEFORE Obama was even Elected!

    04/20/2012 11:46:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies ^ | Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Whoa Nellie! Where did THIS come from? We know about Romney’s OP-ED 3 years ago advising Obama on the individual mandate. But here he is fighting Fred Thompson over it in the 2008 primaries! Not only does this video illustrate Romney advocating the federal mandate in 2008, it even shows a DNC COMMERCIAL calling Romney a HEALTHCARE HYPOCRITE! That was even BEFORE Obama won the election. This is surreal! The Fox News network, with its deep bench of producers, associate producers and “investigative journalists” didn’t have access to these video clips? Of course they did. The truth is that this...
  • ‘Three Cheers for Romneycare’ Standing athwart history and yelling 'Hey! HEY!! Look at ME!!!'

    04/20/2012 11:28:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies ^ | February 2nd, 2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    Jennifer Rubin, the Washington Post‘s resident Romney campaign mouthpiece, has been joined by another conservative pundit in the “I left my dignity at the altar of Mitt Romney” club. This time, as you may have heard, the offender is Ann Coulter, whose support for the former Massachusetts governor (and lack of publicity to date leading up to her CPAC appearance next week) has led her to offer – in print – a full-throated (albeit screechy) defense of the biggest piece of baggage Romney possesses: the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act of 2006, or ‘Romneycare.’ Coulter’s column, titled “THREE CHEERS FOR...
  • Romneycare Becomes Obamacare, Then Coultercare

    04/20/2012 11:26:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Spectator ^ | 2.2.12 | W. James Antle, III
    Ann Coulter has now written an unqualified defense of Romneycare. What she doesn't appear to realize is how useful her column will be to defenders of Obamacare. She writes, "It's not as if we had a beautifully functioning free market in health care until Gov. Mitt Romney came along and wrecked it by requiring that Massachusetts residents purchase their own health insurance." Coulter points out that many conservatives and libertarians believed "mandatory private health insurance was considered the free-market alternative to the Democrats' piecemeal socialization of the entire medical industry." She argues that the Heritage Foundation and the Manhattan Institute...
  • Confirmed: Romneycare = Obamacare

    04/20/2012 11:15:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies ^ | January 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Jim Pethokoukis spotlights a new Health Affairs study on how Romneycare laid the foundation for Obamacare, and what it portends for the federal health insurance scene. In short: Expanded government coverage, higher taxpayer costs. Read here for details and analysis. His conclusion: The authors conclude that based on the Romneycare experience, Obamacare will improve coverage and not kill employer-based insurance, but containing costs will be a “considerable challenge.” That is probably the avenue Romney should use to a) attack Obamacare and b) present his own national health reform. But this study will perpetuate the meme that Romneycare was the prototype...
  • Axelrod: Romneycare was 'template' for Obama ()/11/11)

    04/20/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Polutico | 3/11/11 | JUANA SUMMERS
    David Axelrod is singing the praises of “Romneycare” – yet again. Continue Reading The former White House senior adviser smiled and laughed as he twisted the knife in Mitt Romney on Friday, saying that the ex-Massachusetts governor’s health plan “inspired” President Obama and was a “template” for the White House’s own national program. "I mean, quite seriously. It was a template, apart from all the jokes," Axelrod, who has repeatedly talked up Romney’s plan, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Egged on by the show's hosts, he called Romneycare – which mandates that individuals have health care coverage, like Obama’s plan...
  • Romney Delaware Endorser Switches His Support to Gingrich

    Dover, DE - Newt 2012 announced today that Hans Reigle, Chairman of the Kent County Republican Party, is switching his support from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich. Reigle has also served as the Mayor of Wyoming, Delaware and over 20 years in the United States Air Force. “I previously endorsed Governor Romney, but since then Newt is the only candidate who has shown a willingness to meet and talk with Delaware voters for more than hour,” said Hans Reigle. ”Over the past few weeks I’ve listened to Newt discussing his vision for achieving $2.50 gasoline, balancing the budget, and shrinking...
  • Romney in 2002: My only connection to the GOP is I'm a register Republican

    04/20/2012 8:56:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies ^ | Mar 21, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    We're not quite sure what he stands for because he's not quite sure what he stands for.
  • Romney-Kennedy Health Care Bill Signing

    04/20/2012 8:45:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies ^ | Aug 23, 2007 | Mitt Romney
    Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, April 12, 2006
  • Mitt, RomneyCare, and Teddy K

    04/20/2012 8:39:17 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2011 | Steve McCann
    In 1994 Mitt Romney ran for the U.S. Senate. His opponent: Ted Kennedy. During that campaign Romney was critical of the liberalism of his opponent even coining s term "Kennedy Country" as means of describing the devastation Kennedy's liberal social policies had wrought on the poor neighborhoods in Massachusetts. He lost that election but won his next attempt at state wide office as Governor in 2002. He ran on the pledge that he would not saddle the people of the state with socialist tax-and-spend or an expansion of liberal social policies. However soon after he was elected Romney began the...
  • Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney

    04/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 70 replies ^ | Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:51 AM |
    The Associated Press NEW YORK —Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney’s victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party,” he said. Speaking Thursday in New York City, Gingrich said he’s stayed in the race “to articulate big themes and big ideas” but that “we have a moral obligation to defeat Barack Obama.” To that end, he said, he would work to support Romney, and he said Romney would do the same for him. “Romney and I...
  • Where Do Conservatives Go Now? Part 2 (Don’t Get Suckered into Supporting the Republican Party)

    04/20/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 226 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 19 Apr 12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Fourth, Remember the Difference Between Republicans and Conservatives. Conservatives look at the endorsements Mitt Romney has garnered from such establishment figures as former President George H.W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and most importantly from business-as-usual Washington insiders, such as lobbyist Ed Gillespie, and they see advocates of positions they often opposed, not friends of the transformational agenda that won the Tea Party wave election of 2010. Surveying Romney’s record and agenda, and most importantly the people he is likely to bring to Washington to implement his agenda, movement conservatives see little likelihood a Romney administration will differ...
  • Coulter: Obama’s silver spoon was ‘an affirmative action silver spoon’

    04/20/2012 7:26:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that Democratic attempts to highlight presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s wealth are not only unfair, but likely to backfire. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said that he and his wife Michelle were not born with a “silver spoon” in their mouths, a comment which was widely considered to be a jab at Romney, the son of a successful CEO. Although Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney denied that was the case, the Democratic Party has been attacking the former Massachusetts governor in an effort to paint him as out-of-touch...
  • Paul Ryan goes national

    04/20/2012 6:46:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-20-12 | John Bresnahan & Jake Sherman
    Rep. Paul Ryan is constantly brushing off questions about running for national office, deflecting inquiries as he puts his head down and turns up the volume on his ever present iPod. But as his public profile has soared, Ryan has quietly built a national political operation that’s flush with cash and designed to defend himself and his party against attacks. Ryan spent more than $1.6 million in direct mail since the beginning of 2011 spreading his fiscally conservative budget message across the country. He has $5 million in cash in his reelection campaign coffers — a colossal sum for a...
  • TAKEN: America's Great Spiritual Leaders. Who & What will Replace Them?

    04/19/2012 8:06:42 PM PDT · by publius321 · 10 replies ^ | April 20, 2012 | Scott Ryan (Publius321)
    It seems as though I was wrong in my assumption that "the support of Christians is not something that can be brokered". Unless - we are wrong about what it means to -BE- a Christian. For the past several years of America’s decline, I have seen world events through a different prism. It is as though world events contain clear symbolism. It is as though God is warning us but we are not listening. We were founded on Christian principles. The Bible itself is quoted in our founding documents more than Montesquieu, Blackstone or Lock. Yet the Republican Party –...
  • CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney.

    04/19/2012 6:00:04 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 25 replies
    Politicalticker Blogs/CNN ^ | April 16, 2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    Even though Santorum is out of the race for the White House and Romney is the all but certain nominee, the battle for the GOP nomination technically continues. According to the survey, 57% of Republicans say that Romney is their choice for the GOP nominee, with 19% backing Gingrich and 18% supporting Paul.
  • Which Presidential Candidate's Spending Concerns You More?

    04/19/2012 5:03:11 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-19-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Created for OMG! for America
  • Rep. Schakowsky introduces WORK Act allowing low-income moms the option that Ann Romney got

    04/19/2012 4:34:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    4/19/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rep. Schakowsky (D) has introduced a bill, the WORK Act, Woman's Option to Raise Kids, giving federal assistance that would supplement TANF benefits (for the first 3 years), because under current law a woman (poor or not) raising kids does not have her work raising kids counted as real "work." Dems are attempting to use Ann Romney's words against her. Ann Romney said that staying home and raising kids is "work." and Dems are countering that by saying that it shouldn't be just people like Ann Romney that should get to stay home and "work." Schakowsky believes that poor women...
  • (Dog Food) Photo(s) of the Day

    04/19/2012 4:04:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-19-12 | Wordsmith
    "My next door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel ready jobs than this president,"- Gary Johnson, GOP candidate Gary Johnson's neighbor's dogs: Source: Gail Gipson's Political PageHat tip: BlackFiveAnd what do Dogs Against Romney have to say about President Obama's canine cuisine? John McCain knows how to tweet?! McCain posted a picture from November 2010 of his son Jimmy's bulldog, Apollo, on Twitter, with the following quip: " Good pic of my son Jimmy's bulldog, Apollo - I'm sorry Mr. President, he's not on the menu!" Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted-a-sketch: Overnight, #ObamaDogRecipes became a Twitter sensation with recipes...
  • Romney: Obama ‘more intent on punishing people’ than creating jobs

    04/19/2012 2:30:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-19-12 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney continued his assault on President Barack Obama's record Thursday, insisting he's "more intent on punishing people" with higher taxes and government regulation than "getting people back to work."
  • Mitt Romney’s Record on Gun Control

    04/19/2012 1:25:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    RadioPatriot on WordPress ^ | 01/20/2012 | RadioPatriot
    From the 2008 Opposition Research report prepared by the McCain Campaign. GUN CONTROL - In 1994 Senate race, Romney backed Brady bill and assault weapons ban, saying “I don’t line up with the NRA” and “that’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA.” - Romney called Clinton crime bill “a big step forward.” - As governor, Romney quadrupled gun licensing fees and vowed not to “chip away” at tough gun laws - In 2004, Romney signed permanent state-level ban on assault weapons that was mirrored after federal assault weapons ban. - In January 2006, Romney said he...
  • The Real Romney

    04/19/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    American Clarion ^ | January 18, 2012 | Bob Ellis
    The Daily Caller reports a huge 200-page research document has hit the internet, and it reveals Mitt Romney utterly and damningly for the flip-flopping opportunistic liberal that he is. The paper was compiled during the 2008 presidential race and is believed to be from the McCain campaign (not the most conservative source itself). Among some of the interesting tidbits that blow a hole in his claims about being pro-life, pro-marriage, and generally conservative: Abortion • Romney says he changed his mind on abortion meeting with Harvard stem cell researcher - Romney claims the doctor said scientists "kill" embryos after 14...
  • Obama Dog Eater Parody to the Tune Of Hall and Oates' Man Eater

    04/19/2012 12:09:45 PM PDT · by rightstrand · 6 replies
    Social Juice ^ | rightstrand
    Dog Eater to the Tune of Hall and Oates - Man Eater He'll Only Come Out for Dinner The Lean and Hungry Type Nothing has Changed and I Have Seen Him Here Before Watching and Waiting He's Sitting with You but his eyes are on the Dogs. So many do not want to see. What you think you're getting is not Beef. The Man is Hungry a He-Man Tamed by the Scent of Meat. Doggy What's the Matter? If You're Man's Best Friend You aint gonna Get Too Far. Oh Here he Comes Watch Out Bo, He'll Chew You Up...
  • Energy Debate: Gingrich Responds to Obama

    04/19/2012 1:00:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies ^ | Feb 27, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich methodically picks apart President Obama's fantasy-filled energy speech at the University of Miami. Learn more about Newt's American energy plan to lower gasoline below $2.50 a gallon at
  • Leftist Group Leaks Confidential IRS Information

    04/19/2012 12:59:44 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 9 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/19/2012 | Jason Bradley
    Obama buddy leaks information on Romney that could only have come (illegally) from the IRS.
  • Mitt Romney Gave Massachusetts a $700 Million Increase in Fees and Taxes

    04/19/2012 12:53:25 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Mitt Romney often states that when he was the Governor of Massachusetts he "cut taxes" and "held spending down" Here is the TRUTH "He did not have any broad-based tax cuts in his four years as governor," said former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci, who preceded Romney in office. Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation: More Than $700 Million Per Year In Increased Fees And Taxes Under Romney. "Fees and taxes have increased more than $700 million a year under Governor Mitt Romney and Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, a leading budget specialist said yesterday. Michael J. Widmer -- president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation,...
  • Romney to speak at Liberty University commencement

    04/19/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT · by Jones511 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/19/2012 | Fox News
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is set to deliver this year's commencement address at Liberty University, the evangelical Christian institution founded by the late televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr. Read more:
  • Good News: Romney Knows the Media's Out to Destroy Him

    04/19/2012 12:56:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2012 | John Nolte
    Republicans should rejoice. When it comes to understanding the threat of the media, in a news-making interview with our own Larry O'Connor yesterday, Governor Mitt Romney proved he is no John McCain. Whether the story is true or not, I don't know, but sometime during the 2008 election, someone told me that our candidate, John McCain, said something to the effect of, "All these relationships I've made in the media are really going to pay off now."
  • Truth About Romney's Pro-China Involvement Surfaces

    04/18/2012 8:17:14 PM PDT · by OlagJohnson · 11 replies ^ | Jan 21 2012 | By Martin
    UPDATE for yesterday's post: As it turns out, Mitt Romney as governor was a wholly-owned subsidiary of China. Rep. Duncan Hunter, member of the House Armed Services Committee excoriated Romney in 2008, advising voters then to steer clear of a pro-China Romney. To this date Romney has failed address the problem, demonstrating further how unserious a candidate he is for Commander-in-Chief - although there's very lttle anyone could say to save himself from the inevitable disqualification this type of footsie with a hostile regime that has called for "exterminating the US population" brings. From Newsmax, 2008: "As the founder of...
  • Another Christian Sells out to the Herd

    04/18/2012 8:02:44 PM PDT · by publius321 · 27 replies ^ | 4/17/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Dr. Robert Jeffress pastors First Baptist Church of Dallas. He admitted that Mormonism is a cult yet backs Romney over Newt when he has a choice between a cultist and a conservative Christian.
  • Newt Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting: ‘CNN is Less Biased than FOX this year’

    04/18/2012 7:38:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies ^ | April 12, 2012 | Chris Ariens
    RealClearPolitics had access to a meeting in Dover, Delaware Wednesday held by Newt Gingrich. During the get-together with members of the Delaware Tea Party, Gingrich, a former Fox News analyst, lambasted the channel. “I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through,” said Gingrich, adding, “Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than FOX this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of FOX, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of FOX. That’s just a fact.” Gingrich revealed he’s been invited by CNN to one of...
  • Gingrich: Romney’s mortgage deduction idea ‘class warfare’

    04/18/2012 7:21:51 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal - Market Watch ^ | April 18, 2012 | Robert Schroeder
    Republicans aren’t shy about lobbing the “class warfare” charge at Democrats. But now Newt Gingrich is aiming those words at Mitt Romney over Romney’s idea to scrap or limit the mortgage-interest deduction for second homes. Romney, the Republicans’ all-but-certain presidential nominee, told donors in Florida last weekend that he’d take away the deduction for high-income earners. His campaign later said it was just an idea, not a hard-and-fast policy. But Gingrich took it as gospel. “Governor Romney’s proposal to limit certain tax deductions based on income, including the deduction for mortgage interest on second homes, is a surrender to the...
  • Gingrich makes return visit to Delaware

    04/18/2012 7:02:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Randall Chase
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich returned to Delaware on Wednesday, hoping a victory in the state's primary on Tuesday will lend credibility to his flagging presidential campaign and his plans to shape the Republican national platform. Gingrich visited Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon, followed by an evening appearance in Wilmington at a meeting of the Delaware Rail Splitter Society, an independent Republican organization named in honor of Abraham Lincoln. Gingrich told a crowd of more than 100 people in Wilmington that re-electing President Obama would be "a disaster of the first order." He also reiterated his...
  • Newt Gingrich scheduled to make Fayetteville visit next week

    04/18/2012 7:00:11 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Fayetteville Oberver ^ | Wed Apr 18, 2012 | Paul Woolverton
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is scheduled to visit Fayetteville next week, according to local party leaders. Gingrich is to appear April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the AIT building downtown to meet people and make a speech. The event is free and open to the public, said Mikele Haywood, the Cumberland County Republican Party's events campaign chairwoman. Although front-runner Mitt Romney appears to have an insurmountable lead to win the Republican nomination, Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul have remained in the race. Gingrich, a former U.S. House speaker, has made several visits to...
  • Newt Gingrich’s Georgia backers in Congress say they’ll stick with him

    04/18/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2012 | Jim Galloway
    his just arrived from my AJC colleague Daniel Malloy in Washington: You could almost hear Tammy Wynette playing in the background as Newt Gingrich’s backers among Georgia’s House Republicans stood by their man and his Lost Cause on Wednesday. Never mind the endorsement that Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gave Mitt Romney a day earlier. In interviews off the floor of the House, Marietta’s Phil Gingrey, Coweta County’s Lynn Westmoreland and Tifton’s Austin Scott declined to declare the Republican presidential primary finished in the aftermath of Rick Santorum’s exit from the race last week. Not that any of them gave...
  • 40-state sweep

    04/18/2012 6:19:47 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | April 1, 2012 | Don Surber
    Two years ago today, I predicted a 51-seat gain in the House of Representatives for the Republican Party. At the time, experts gave Democrats better than even odds of maintaining the House. Given that they had a 76-seat advantage — Republicans would need to flip 39 seats to take the House — that seemed reasonable. To be sure, most voters wanted the newly enacted Obamacare repealed, but experts said voters would get over that by November, when the economy picked up.