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  • Bain Capital hires hint Romney's VP pick might be a mini-Mitt

    04/25/2012 3:16:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Mitt Romney is on the hunt for a vice presidential candidate, and if his years running Bain Capital are any indication, he might be looking for a version of himself. In his roughly 25 years at Bain, Romney tended to hire mini-Mitts ó smart, ambitious, clean-cut and a little awkward, according to those who dealt closely with the men. Romney built the private equity firm, a spinoff of the consulting firm Bain & Co., from the ground up in the mid-1980s, bringing on several people who would help him turn it into an investment giant. ďFirst-rate brain power, first-rate analytical...
  • Michelle Obama talks husband's upbringing on campaign swing

    04/25/2012 12:53:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    First lady Michelle Obama, making campaign stops in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, boosted her husband's credentials while appearing to make small contrasts with his likely rival Mitt Romney, lauding President Barack Obama's core set of values and relaying stories of his modest upbringing. Appearing alongside Warren Buffett in Omaha, Nebraska, Michelle Obama touted the White House-backed provision named for the billionaire investor, which would place a minimum 30% tax on Americans making more than $1 million a year. The "Buffett Rule" was blocked in the Senate last week. In explaining the president's commitment to helping Americans who are struggling,...
  • Romney, the man who says "marvelous." (Obama plays smear the queer)

    04/25/2012 12:28:37 AM PDT · by LALALAW · 19 replies
    Althouse Blog ^ | April 8, 2012 | Althouse
    Obama mocked Romney this way: "He said that he's 'very supportive' of this new budget, and he even called it 'marvelous' ó which is a word you don't often hear when it comes to describing a budget." Comic pause. "It's a word you don't often hear generally." This Reuters article takes the position that Obama meant us to think that a man who says "marvelous" is "out of touch" because "marvelous" is "a seemingly out of date" word. Reuters also quotes a polisci prof saying, "It's a word you kind of associate with the upper class, and I think that...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt Ė Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact Ė Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention Ė CO, MN and IA Ė indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • "Scandal:" One of Mitt Romney's Spokesmen is Gay

    04/24/2012 3:02:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | April 24, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Outrage!  Or something!  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has "stepped on a landmine" by having the temerity to appoint -- I hope you're sitting down -- an openly gay national security spokesman, according to one leader of a social conservative group.  Once you've pried yourself from the floor, feel free to persuse some choice excerpts from this person's incensed column:   Gov. Mitt Romney stepped on a landmine by appointing Richard Grenell, an out, loud and proud homosexual, to be his spokesman on national security and foreign policy issues. Grenell has for years been an outspoken advocate for homosexual...
  • Romney judicial record: Liberals running wild

    04/24/2012 7:27:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/29/2012 | Michael Carl
    When Romney had chance to influence bench, he appointed leftists . . . . . . Legal analysts say candidate Romney is different from Gov. Romney. Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber said Romneyís appointments were constitutional ďliving documentĒ poster children. ďMany of Romneyís appointments were not only liberal, not only Democrats, but were radical counter-constitutionalists. How on earth can we expect that, as president, he would be any different?Ē Barber asked rhetorically. ďActions speak louder than words, and Mitt Romneyís actions as governor scream from the rooftops that he cannot be trusted with this most important of presidential...
  • "As the Knife Turns" - Mitt Romney Represents Betrayal

    04/24/2012 7:21:07 PM PDT · by publius321 · 8 replies ^ | 4/24/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Language Warning (This video contains brief distasteful language describing a reprehensible candidate): What is more despicable, the infidelity of the adulterer or the harlot with whom it was committed? When I look at Mitt Romney, the repulsive feeling I get is too strong to ignore. It is also a constant reminder of the betrayal by Fox News with their fraudulent coverage. The answer to the question I posed is becoming ever more clear. Neither. Both choices are despicable and I will chose neither. 24 years of this idiocy is enough. (video)
  • Romney Campaign Ambiguously Gay

    04/24/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT · by DBeers · 7 replies
    April 24, 2012 | DBeers
    IF he is the nominee, and picks a running mate, I have a feeling the GOPe poster boy will be running an ambiguously gay duo politically correct progressive campaign like Kerry and Edwards did. As such, who do YOU think will be the Edwards like VP?
  • Will Liberal Mitt Romney be Conservative Kind to Supreme Court?

    04/24/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies ^ | Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Bungalow Bill
    There's been lots of talk that we must come together and vote for Mitt Romney because of the Supreme Court. Standing on conservative principles, I hate the idea of being forced to vote for Mitt Romney simply because he is an alternative to Obama. Romney's record from abortion to gun control to green energy to healthcare looks like Obama's record. See why it's hard to come to terms. A lot of people know this, but they end their argument with the Supreme Court. I question why should we trust a liberal in Republican clothing to be conservative friendly when it...
  • The Daily Show on Fox News' Sudden Love for Romney (Video)

    04/24/2012 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies ^ | Fri, Apr 20, 2012 | David Schmader
    The Daily Show, which is a left wing show, got it right when they did this segment compiling how some people at Fox News who were lukewarm on Mitt Romney are now suddenly in the tank for him since Santorum dropped out. The Link: Video: Fox News' Sudden Love for Romney/a>
  • George Soros Wants Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:15:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Spooky guy George Soros, gave his endorsement to none other than Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. The reason why George Soros chose Romney is as he says, there isn't a bit of difference between liberal...uh hem.... moderate Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. George Soros admits that he is a useful idiot for Leninism. For those of you that are not familiar with the term useful idiot; it is a person that undermines a capitalist society to further along a communist take over. Once the revolutionary communists come in behind the subversive ideology of the useful idiots,...
  • Like Father Like Son, George and Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 11 replies
    RightPundits ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    After edging out Rockefeller 51% to 49% in the winner-take-all race in California, Goldwater had a huge majority of delegates, enough to easily win the nomination at the Republican convention. George Romney set about denouncing Goldwater, and even raised a stink at the convention to have Goldwater′s delegates disqualified. Romney was accusing many of Goldwater′s delegates as being everything from racists, members of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the John Birch Society and even accused some of being Communists! Imagine that! Once Goldwater was named the presidential nominee, George Romney still worked to undermine his campaign, refusing to endorse or support him. So...
  • Gingrich daughter: Campaign to 'reassess' standing

    04/24/2012 9:51:08 AM PDT · by tatown · 130 replies
    AP ^ | 4/24/2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Newt Gingrich's daughter says the former House speaker will "reassess" his campaign after the votes are tallied in Delaware, potentially setting the stage for his exit from the Republican presidential race. Jackie Gingrich Cushman said Tuesday that her father's campaign has slimmed down but is still winning over voters who aren't yet sold on Mitt Romney, who has effectively clinched the GOP presidential nomination. Despite trailing Romney in convention delegates and fundraising, Gingrich has vowed to campaign until the party's late-summer convention in Florida. Gingrich is carrying more than $4.3 million in debt and has been spending...
  • New Romney spokesman deleted tweets

    04/24/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 4/24/2012 | Mark Hosenball, REUTERS
    WASHINGTON - Before joining Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign last week as a spokesman, Richard Grenell was a prolific - and inflammatory - voice on Twitter, posting biting commentary on subjects ranging from Newt Gingrich's weight to Michelle Obama exercising in the White House. No more. Since he joined Romney's campaign as foreign affairs spokesman, many of Grenell's most provocative musings on Twitter have been deleted in a cleanup that is the latest reminder of how social media has become a sideshow - and at times more - in the 2012 campaign. ...
  • Pollmania: Obama leads Romney by seven nationally, by nine in New Hampshire

    04/24/2012 2:56:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    Second look at dog-eating?That’s the biggest lead he’s had against Romney dating back to last August. Follow the link and scroll down and you’ll see that it’s independents who are driving it, flipping from a 45/39 split in favor of Mitt 10 days ago to a 45/43 in favor of O. Gallup reasons that a dip in gas prices must be behind it, but the dip we’re talking about here is roughly five cents in the national average. Hard to believe you’d see a poll effect this dramatic because of something as meager as that. I think what we’re looking...
  • Rapid-Response Romney (Quick retort: Obama the dog eater)

    04/24/2012 12:26:37 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/24/12 | Jim Geraghty
    (snip) The bad news for Obama four years later is that the first weeks of the general-election campaign have demonstrated that Mitt Romney and his top staff are not going to play by the same rules as the McCain campaign. On April 11, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen appeared on Anderson Cooperís CNN program and scoffed at Ann Romneyís value to her husband in helping assess the economic challenges of women voters by declaring that ďshe never worked a day in her life.Ē Some campaigns might have questioned how much they could do with an off-key insulting comment from a talking...
  • Newt Encourages North Carolinians To Vote To Protect Marriage

    04/24/2012 11:12:12 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    Electad ^ | 4-24-12 | Gingrich
    Video at link.
  • Romney sides with Obama in supporting extension of low student-loan rates

    04/23/2012 5:19:14 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 24 replies ^ | April 23 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Remember that NYT piece last week wondering about friction between Romney and the House GOP as as he tacks towards the center for the general election while they try to hold the line on the right? Hereís the first wisp of smoke. ď "I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans,Ē Romney said at a joint news conference with Florida Senator Marco Rubio. ďThere was some concern that that would expire halfway through the year, and I support extending the temporary relief on interest rates for students as a result of student loans, obviously,...
  • Obama Maintains Lead Over Romney In NH Poll (WMUR Granite State)

    04/24/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    WMUR ^ | April 23, 2012 | Staff
    A new poll shows President Barack Obama is maintaining his lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. The WMUR Granite State Poll shows Obama leading Romney 51 to 42 percent. That's close to the 10-point lead Obama had over Romney in December.
  • Romney hires openly gay spokeman

    04/24/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 462 replies
    American Vision News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Joel McDurmon
    Provided courtesy of americanvisionnews.comJoel is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal: Mitt Romney‚Äôs 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‚Äôs ‚Äúnational security and foreign policy spokesman,‚ÄĚ according to a¬†report¬†from¬†The Washington Post¬†that did not mention Grenell‚Äôs sexual orientation. Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations ‚ÄĒ and¬†told¬†The Advocate‚Äės Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York...
  • Poll: Obama vs. Romney a 'toss-up' in Arizona (ASU Poll)

    04/24/2012 6:25:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Merrill/Morrison Institute ^ | April 23, 2012 | Staff
    With the 2012 presidential election just over six months away, the latest statewide Merrill/Morrison Institute poll found that Arizonans are evenly divided on whom they will support in November. According to the poll of 488 registered voters, 42 percent said they would vote for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, while 40 percent said they would support President Barack Obama and 18 percent were undecided. Because the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent, if the election were held today the contest for Arizonaís 11 electoral votes would be a ďtoss up.Ē
  • Barackward

    04/24/2012 4:27:03 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4-24-12 | Daniel Allott
    It's no secret that the Obama campaign and its surrogates will continue to portray Mitt Romney at too detached from the lives of ordinary Americans to be elected president. "Governor Romney's a little out of touch," Vice President Joe Biden told Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer in early April. Or as actress and Obama supporter Jane Lynch put it recently about the nominee-to-be, "the guy does not know how to relate to people." But it's a theme the Obama campaign ought to think twice about before advancing. That's because President Obama himself exhibits a striking inability to connect with an...
  • Video: Romney sides with Obama in supporting extension of low student-loan rates

    04/24/2012 4:25:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    Remember that NYT piece last week wondering about friction between Romney and the House GOP as as he tacks towards the center for the general election while they try to hold the line on the right?Here's the first wisp of smoke. "I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans,¬Ē Romney said at a joint news conference with Florida Senator Marco Rubio. ¬ďThere was some concern that that would expire halfway through the year, and I support extending the temporary relief on interest rates for students as a result of student loans, obviously, in part...
  • Mitt Romney to roll up delegates in 5 GOP primaries

    04/24/2012 3:51:25 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | David Lightman and Erika Bolstad
    Mitt Romney to roll up delegates in 5 GOP primaries [Milt predicts total win] David Lightman and Erika Bolstad ASTON, Pa. ó "Mitt Romney is expected to win all five Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, but Pennsylvania and Connecticut will be watched closely for signs that he could headed for trouble in those states in November. A weaker-than-expected showing in Pennsylvania against Rick Santorum, who represented the state in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007, would raise fresh questions about Romneyís appeal in a general-election swing state. ... Connecticut also will offer some clues about Romneyís November prospects there. The...
  • Mitt Romney Starts Betraying The Conservatives He Coddled During The Primaries

    04/23/2012 9:44:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Businss Insider ^ | April 23, 2012 | Michael Brendan Doughterty
    It was inevitable. Mitt Romney is going to sell-out conservatives in his party in order to win the general. And if he wins, he'll sell them out again in order to be re-elected.* Zeke Miller and McKay Coppins reporting for Buzzfeed have found the first issue on which Romney is trying to put some distance between himself and the conservative wing of his party. Allahpundit, one of the most perceptive conservative bloggers, also detects the hint of conflict between the GOP candidate and the GOP Congress. Mitt Romney told reporters today that he supports efforts to extend low interest rates...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (April 23, 2012)

    04/23/2012 8:52:55 PM PDT · by Doofer · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 23, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. In a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney earns 47% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.
  • Romney Still Needs Almost 500 Delegates to Clinch GOP Nomination

    04/23/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 37 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | /12/2012 | Jennifer DePinto
    Even though Romney's chief rival, Rick Santorum, has suspended his campaign, states continue to hold primaries. There are five contests on April 24th with 219 delegates at stake; but even if Romney won every single delegate that day he would be far short of 1,144. Wyoming and Missouri are holding conventions before April 24th where Romney may pick up some delegates but even winning all of them wouldn't bring him much closer to the magic number. Looking ahead, Romney would need to win about 80 percent of the delegates available in the April and May events to possibly clinch on...
  • Do voters know Romneyís views on Global Warming?

    04/23/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies ^ | 18 Feb 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    Early on in the 2012 campaign Mitt Romney expressed support for global warming in various ways, the typical comment being this: ďI believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that.Ē He holds this belief despite the growing body of evidence that global warming theory is based upon false assumptions and despite the last two winters being among the coldest in recent history. Romney has also called for the Federal government to ďreduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases,Ē which is code, of course, for creating massive new government programs despite Americaís air...
  • Romney's Taxes

    04/23/2012 5:40:43 PM PDT · by agee · 11 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/23/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    Has Andrew Breitbart won? The failure to properly vet the president was a rallying cry of Breitbart shortly before his death. On Saturday the Łber liberal New York Times promised to vet President Obama this election cycle. The Grey Lady, who in prior award winning journalistic fashion reported glowingly on 1930s progressive icon Joseph Stalin, admitted to not doing itís job during the last election. From the Times Publi...
  • 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romneyís Electability Is A Myth (27 Dec 2011)

    04/23/2012 5:01:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies ^ | 27 Dec 2011 | John Hawkins
    Mitt Romney was a moderate governor in Massachusetts with an unimpressive record of governance. He left office with an approval rating in the thirties and his signature achievement, Romneycare, was a Hurricane Katrina style disaster for the state. Since thatís the case, itís fair to ask what a Republican whoís not conservative and canít even carry his own state brings to the table for GOP primary voters. The answer is always the same: Mitt Romney is supposed to be ďthe most electableĒ candidate. This is a baffling argument because many people just seem to assume itís true, despite the plethora...
  • Why is Romney being supported by the Global Warming Crowd?

    04/23/2012 4:24:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies ^ | 12 Mar 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    How depressing. Conservatives remain divided this election cycle while the most liberal candidate for the GOP nomination in decades continues to pile up delegates. Meanwhile, the evidence continues to mount that Romney will govern to the left of George Bush Ė either one. Romneyís effort to portray himself as a conservative has had great success, primarily due to a black out on Romneyís record not only by the mainstream press but also by much of the conservative media. Moreover, much of Americaís conservative ďleadershipĒ has decided to give Romney a pass. I posted a piece here a few weeks ago...
  • Time Capsule: Mike Wallace tells truth about homosexuality in 1967 documentary

    04/23/2012 4:14:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/23/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    February 9, 2011 ( - In 1967, the veteran CBS journalist Mike Wallace did what today would seem revolutionary: he hosted a 43-minute documentary that exposed the stark truth about homosexuality, speaking openly of well-established facts that have since been consigned to the memory hole of political correctness. CBS Documentary - The Homosexuals (1967) Wallaceís documentary, The Homosexuals, is a frank examination of the self-destructive behavior of sexually-active homosexuals, the underlying psychological causes of their impulses, and their troubling influence on American culture. It also discusses curative therapy for homosexual orientation, which had a success rate in the 1960s of...
  • Mitt Romneyís ĎTaxachusettsí Economic Policies

    04/23/2012 4:14:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie
    Catholic Bandita ^ | February 24, 2012
    Hereís the latest press release from Rick Santorum. Previously today: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Santorum to Unveil First 100 Days Economic Freedom Agenda in Michigan MITT ROMNEYíS ďTAXACHUSETTSĒ ECONOMIC POLICIES What We Hear Today From Mitt Romney, Is Not What Weíll Get Tomorrow ď[T]he Tax Burden Is Heavier For Many Across The Commonwealth. This Is How The Massachusetts That Mitt Romney Left Behind Yesterday Compares With The Massachusetts That He Inherited Four Years Ago.Ē(Scott Helman, ďRomney Exits With Pomp, Ambition,Ē The Boston Globe, 1/4/07) During Romneyís Governorship, He Raised Fees By Over $400 Million And ClosedĒSo-Called Corporate LoopholesĒ By Over $300 Million....
  • What is Romney's plan? Rubio's Quasi-Dream Act, a Daniel D. Portado (Self-Deportation) plan, ...?

    04/23/2012 4:04:10 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    4/23/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't keep up with what Romney is supposedly going to go with concerning illegals. First it was the ridiculous idea from Romney that illegals will self-deport. Remember Daniel D. Portado? Then there was the buzz that some kind of Kobach plan would emerge. Now there is supposedly going to be some type of Rubio Quasi-Dream Act. Who knows what Romney is going to go with. I guess more poll testing, and/or focus group work from the Romney campaign is needed before a plan emerges.
  • Rubio campaigns with Romney, raising VP speculation

    04/23/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Via Reuters) ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Romney is running neck-and-neck with Obama in national opinion polls but needs to make up ground in several battleground states where the election is likely to be decided. The former Massachusetts governor appeared side-by-side with Rubio at a news conference where Romney did most of the talking. They then held a town hall event and took turns answering questions from supporters. Romney brushed off two questions from reporters whether Rubio was on his list for potential vice presidential picks, a process that will play out over the next four months ahead of the Republicans' August convention in Florida to nominate...
  • Republicans retreat on gay marriage

    03/30/2012 9:53:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | March 30, 2912 | Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer
    ust a few years ago, House Republicans were trying to etch their opposition of gay marriage into the Constitution. Now? Theyíre almost silent. Itís been one of the swiftest shifts in ideology and strategy for Republicans, as theyíve come nearly full circle on same-sex politics. What was once a front-and-center issue for rank-and-file Republicans ó the subject of many hotly worded House and Senate floor speeches ó is virtually a dead issue, as Republicans in Congress donít care to have gay marriage litigated in the Capitol.
  • If you support the homosexual agenda you are anti-Constitution and you'll get the zot from FR!

    12/18/2010 11:33:01 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 3,196 replies · 74+ views
    Jim Robinson
    A couple more posters got zotted today. Guess we need another reminder: If you support the homosexual agenda you are anti-constitution and you'll get the zot from FR. Homosexuals already have the same "rights" as everyone else. God did not grant and the constitution does not guarantee homosexuals any special rights. In fact, the homosexual agenda is a full frontal attack on OUR God-given, constitutionally protected rights to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association, Life, Family, Marriage, Pursuit of Happiness, etc. I don't want it on FR and won't have it on FR. Like abortion, if you support...
  • We're No. 1 - State's new moniker will be 'Feeachusetts' [Romney-July 27, 2003]

    04/23/2012 2:15:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Massachusetts has picked up another dubious distinction: It has imposed more fee hikes than any other state this year. More than $500 million in fees, hitting every possible target in sight, ranging from marriage licenses to real estate transactions, were upped in budgets OK'd by the Legislature and Gov. Mitt Romney. To be sure, this is preferable to a tax hike, especially only one year after lawmakers enacted the largest tax increase in state history. But the nickels, dimes and dollars are coming out of the same pockets--ours. In the last two years, members of the House and Senate have...
  • Romney on DADT (Donít Ask, Donít Tell)

    04/22/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT · by DBeers · 47 replies ^ | November 9, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    Romney on DADT (Donít Ask, Donít Tell) Question: How do you feel about gays serving openly in the military. Romney: Thatís already occurred and Iím not planning on reversing that at this stage. < Question: But youíre comfortable with it? Romney: I was not comfortable making the change during a period of conflict, by virtue of the complicating the features of a new program in the middle of two wars going on, but those wars are winding down and moving to that direction at this stage no longer presents that problem. November 9, 2011: Romney meeting with the editorial board...
  • E-mail your lists before Tuesday primaries

    04/23/2012 8:13:14 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 50 replies
    I have to work today and tomorrow so I can't man any of Newt's phone banks, but if anybody can use this letter to forward in e-mails to your lists before tomorrow's primaries, please do so: Mitt Romney supports government-coerced abortion. He personally has made the decision to force people to provide abortions even though they believe it to be murder. Yes, he vetoed Romneycare because it mandated abortion insurance coverage, but in Dec 2005 after his veto was overridden and the Boston Globe printed an article noting that Catholic hospitals would be exempt from providing abortions to rape victims,...
  • Romney Announces Support For Extending Reduced Interest Rates on Federal College Loans (Me Too RINO)

    04/23/2012 12:12:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | April 23, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    With young adults not nearly as enthusiastic about pulling the lever for President Obama as they were in 2008 (as my colleague Nat noted recently), President Obama has seized on the impending hike of interest rates for subsidized Stafford student loans (they are slated to go from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent in July, if Congress does not intervene). ......................................................... But Mitt Romney announced his support for an extension today, taking the air out of Obamaís argument. ďGiven the bleak job prospects that young Americans coming out of college face today, I encourage Congress to temporarily extend the current low...
  • Re: Richard Grenell: Romney has some Ďsplaining to

    04/23/2012 12:02:22 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 21 replies
    American Family Association ^ | April 23, 2012 | Bryan Fischer
    Gov. Mitt Romney stepped on a landmine by appointing Richard Grenell, an out, loud and proud homosexual, to be his spokesman on national security and foreign policy issues. Grenell has for years been an outspoken advocate for homosexual marriage. In fact, word is that he left the Bush administration because President Bush would not formally acknowledge his homosexual partner. Since, as the saying goes in D.C., personnel is policy, this means Gov. Romney has some Ďsplaining to do. This clearly is a deliberate and intentional act on his part, since he was well aware of Mr. Grenellís sexual proclivities and...
  • Fun Facts About Mitt From The McCain Opposition Research Book- Fees For Veterans, Not Sex Offenders

    04/23/2012 10:41:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies ^ | January 30, 2012
    I donít think Buzzfeedís scoop of the McCain research book on Romney got enough attention, so Iíll be pulling out some highlights every now and then to remind Republicans what they are buying with Mitt. One of Team Romneyís biggest claims is he never raised taxes. Itís true he never raised income, sales or gas taxes but he raised an awful lot of fees. Over a quarter of a billion dollars worth in 2004 alone. Of course he also vetoed at least one fee. Itís all about priorities. Consider this from the McCain research book (pg. 56). ďGov. MittRomney is...
  • Romney Is Not a Conservative, Not a ĎReagan Republicaní

    04/23/2012 9:43:36 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies ^ | January 7, 2012
    ROMNEY IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE Mitt Romney has a record of supporting higher taxes on American workersAs governor of Massachusetts, Romney raised taxes by over $700 million dollars a year on working families and job-creators, according to a 2006 analysis by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. (Brian Mooney, ¬ďAnalyst Puts Increase In Fees, Taxes At $700m,¬Ē The Boston Globe, 9/27/06) The free-market Cato Institute¬ís annual ¬ďFiscal Policy Report Card on America¬ís Governors¬Ē gave Romney a ¬ďC¬Ē as a final grade when he left office, noting: ¬ď¬ÖRomney will likely also be eager to push the message that he was a governor...
  • Gingrich Seeking Romney Upset

    04/23/2012 8:38:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Associated Press / NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | Monday, Apr 23, 2012 | Randall Chase
    <p>Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is hoping retail politics will make the inevitability of Mitt Romney's nomination a tough sell among Delaware's GOP voters.</p> <p>The former House speaker is seeking an upset victory in Tuesday's presidential primary. That would lend credibility to his flagging campaign and his plans to help shape the Republican Party platform at its August convention in Florida.</p>
  • In tiny state, Gingrich finds undying support

    04/23/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2012 | Byron York
    On Tuesday night, as he celebrates expected victories in Pennsylvania, New York, and other states, Mitt Romney plans to accept the title of presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Certainly the overwhelming majority of party insiders, along with the rest of the political world, already views Romney as the GOP choice; Tuesday will be just more confirmation. So given those circumstances, why are some prominent Republicans in Delaware, which also votes Tuesday, throwing their support, at this late date, to Newt Gingrich? In recent days Gingrich has announced the endorsements of Terry Spence, a former Speaker of the Delaware House; Jerry...
  • Press Release - Massachusetts Gun Owner: "Voting for Romney Was the Biggest Mistake of My Life"

    04/23/2012 7:34:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    Verona, PA - While Mitt Romney tries to tell heartland voters that he's one of them; his record speaks of a northeast liberal governor who tried to trample on Second Amendment rights. As Governor, Mitt Romney Targeted Gun Owners For Higher Taxes In 2003, Then-Gov. Romney Increased Payments From Gun Owners To The State, Calling It A Fee Instead Of A Tax. "If you own a gun or a boat, kill termites or teach horseback riding for a living or just want to learn to drive, you may have to pay more for a state permit." (John J. Monahan, "Romney...
  • Romneycare Becomes Obamacare, Then Coultercare

    04/22/2012 7:16:01 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 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...
  • Mitt Romney: A Liberal's Liberal Republican

    04/22/2012 4:13:13 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Zbigniew Mazurak
    The most prominent candidate for the GOP nomination is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He's a prolific fundraiser and enjoys widespread name recognition, and he's the darling of the GOP establishment. George Will lists him as one of the few serious presidential candidates. But should Romney be the GOP's presidential nominee? The answer is "absolutely not." Although there is no "perfect conservative," and although conservatives have serious issues with every candidate running, Mitt Romney is nothing more than a strident liberal masquerading as a moderate. As Selwyn Duke rightly wrote in 2007, Romney is the Barack Obama of the GOP....
  • FLASHBACK: In 2005, Romney Lauded Cap-And-Trade As "Good For Business"

    04/22/2012 3:58:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies ^ | October 07, 2009
    Continuing his streak of changing his policy views to fit his political aspirations, Mitt Romney sent an October 7, 2009 email lambasting clean energy jobs legislation. Besides being wrong on the merits, Romney fervently criticizes a climate policy he embraced just a few short years ago. Romney Sent Email To Supporters Lambasting Cap-And-Trade Romney Wrote: In the guise of addressing climate change, President Obama has asked Congress to pass a cap and trade program that will have a devastating impact on hard-working American families and on our economy as a whole. The House has already passed a version of this...