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  • Romney opposes GOP strategy that led to government shutdown [Mitt criticizing Tea Party]

    10/03/2013 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said before giving a speech at the University of Utah Wednesday that shutting down the government is the wrong way to oppose the nation's new health care law. Romney repeated his concerns about the strategy against the Affordable Care Act employed by some Republicans in Congress, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, that led to the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday. "My view is that Republicans, elected Republicans, almost universally agree that Obamacare is problematic for the economy and for the American family," he said in response to a...
  • Oh, NOW Ann Coulter gets upset with Romney!!

    08/08/2012 7:28:56 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    Coulter: Romney should fire his spokesman for that RomneyCare response to the steelworker ad Via Mediaite, inquiring conservatives on Twitter are asking: Er, isn’t Ann Coulter herself famously a big fan of RomneyCare? Answer: Yeah, but I’m not sure it’s Andrea Saul’s mention of RomneyCare that’s really bugging her. Mediaite’s transcript: “Her response was not that it was despicable, not that Bain… that Romney had left Bain five years earlier or the woman died five years after the plant closed and didn’t even get her insurance from her husband, her response was, ‘Well, if she had lived in Massachusetts with...
  • Ann Coulter torches Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul, says Romney must fire her

    08/08/2012 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 65 replies
    Rightscoop ^ | Wednesday August 8, 2012
    Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul thrust herself into the spotlight today by making a super lame argument against Burton’s outrageous “Romney killed my wife” ad by arguing that if the wife had been in Massachusetts, she would have had Romneycare for insurance. This has enraged Ann Coulter and she rips Saul to shreds, saying that Romney donors should demand Saul is fired or they won’t give another dime.
  • Palin: 2012 is a Battle Between 'Big Government' and 'Big Freedom'

    07/15/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/15/2012 | Tony Lee
    Sarah Palin boldly, clearly and sharply articulated the stakes in the 2012 election on Saturday when she addressed a "Patriots in the Park" Tea Party event. The event took place in Michigan and was sponsored by the Michigan branch of Americans for Prosperity and the Willow Run Tea Party Caucus. “2012 is a race between the party of big government and the party of big freedom,” Palin said, contrasting the Republican party's vision with that of President Barack Obama's. In reference to Obama and his policies, Palin said there was something “wrong with someone” who would want to fundamentally transform...
  • ObamaCare; before it's passing, "Did They Tell You That"...

    07/11/2012 11:13:54 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 20 replies
    7/11/12 | me
    IDEA FOR ROMNEY CAMPAIGN Does a slow drip of negative news regarding ObamaCare change anybody's mind enough to change their vote? MAYBE, IF IT AFFECTS THEM BAD ENOUGH I went into a pain management center this morning hoping to be placed on disability due to my lower back pain, so I could collect disability from the government... Not really... I'm self employed, white, never been a union worker or employed by the government, so I likely could not qualify. But I really did see a pain specialist for my lower back problem... like I said, I am self employed, so...
  • Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right

    07/09/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:46PM BST 09 Jul 2012 | Peter Foster
    He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs. He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message. He’s a political letdown running on autopilot who needs to grab the controls. He’s a man whom only friends, relatives and fellow Mormons will ever love. And his name is Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President of the United States. These are stinging jabs. All were made in the past week and all share one surprising thing in common: they were delivered not from the Obama campaign’s Chicago attack machine, as you might expect, but in a...
  • Romney to bolster communications team amid conservative tempest

    07/05/2012 8:07:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday July 5, 2012 | Phillip Rucker
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Mitt Romney is planning to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding seasoned operatives, advisers close to the campaign said Thursday, after withering criticism from prominent conservative voices that his insular team has fumbled recent opportunities. Romney’s advisers insisted that he would keep his inner circle intact amid growing concerns about the Republican presidential candidate and his campaign. The tempest began with a weekend tweet from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and burst Thursday onto the pages of his newspaper the Wall Street Journal, as its conservative editorial board opined that Romney’s advisers were “slowly squandering an...
  • Romney Criticizes Roberts ObamaCare Decision as 'Political, not based on Constitution'

    07/04/2012 4:33:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 151 replies
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | Caroline Horn, Senior Producer for Politics, CBS News
    Caroline Horn‏@CNHorn On @CBSEveningNews, @cbsjancrawford says Romney told her Roberts' opinion seemed political, not based on Constitution.
  • Do Conservatives Have a Seat at Romney's Table?

    07/04/2012 5:48:25 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 44 replies
    None | July 4, 2012 | Self
    Romney seems to have a "tin ear" when it comes to listening to conservative views. Since it is nearly impossible to mount a successful campaign against him now and come up with another viable candidate who can win in the November election, we need to be sure that our voices are heard and heeded by the Romney campaign. Question: Do conservatives have someone in Romney's inner circle who can influence him and make sure he sticks up for our values? Is there anyone from FreeRepublic who can represent us and our concerns on his team? How can we get a...
  • Allen West questions Romney team

    07/03/2012 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Polutico ^ | Tuesday July 3, 2012
    Rep. Allen West suggested late Monday that Mitt Romney re-evaluate his campaign advisers, hours after top Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom said on TV that the individual mandate of President Barack Obama’s health care law is not a tax. “It’s a tax,” the Florida Republican told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News. “I think that the governor probably needs to look at who he has within his circle of advisers, and probably get … them to provide the right type of counsel and advice.”
  • The Truth. It Hurts. (We are being played by Republicans)

    07/03/2012 1:00:27 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/3/12
    Mitch McConnell is in the headlines again for saying the odds are against those wanting repeal of Obamacare. “[I]t’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place,” he said in part. For once, let’s give McConnell the benefit of the doubt and suggest he is talking about the present Congress, not the next Congress, though in actual context he seems to mean both. Let’s be charitable. The truth is, I don’t expect Republicans in Congress to be fully committed to repeal next year even if they have Mitt Romney in the White...
  • Will Mitt Romney expand the role, size, and cost of government?

    07/03/2012 12:49:25 PM PDT · by Clay Taurus · 23 replies
    July 3 2012 | Clay Taurus
    My first thread on Free Republic I asked if Mitt Romney would balance the budget, and the consensus was that he would not. That we should expect more of the same. So for this next one, I will ask more stuff which is important to me a fiscal free market conservative: Will Mitt Romney expand the role, size, and cost of government? I’m asking these questions about the deficit, and size of government because I don’t understand what the difference is so far between Obama and Romney, and not sure what the point is in replacing Obama with Romney if...
  • Sarah Palin's take on Obamacare ruling

    07/03/2012 10:56:29 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | 28 June 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Thank you, SCOTUS. This Obamacare ruling fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened! Thank God. This proves to be such an unsettling time in America as we undergo the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama promised he would do to us if elected. Obamacare was dealt in deception and confusion by flooding the public with an overwhelming amount of conflicting “rationale” via thousands of pages of unread legislative detail, which is the radical left’s M.O. Obama promised the American people this wasn’t a tax and that he’d never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. We now see...
  • Romney breaks with GOP, says mandate is a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 54 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 07/02/12 02: | the hill
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign broke with congressional Republicans on Monday by arguing that the individual mandate upheld by the Supreme Court last week is a penalty, not a tax. http://thehill.com/video/campaign/235855-romney-team-agrees-with-obama-mandate-not-a-tax Duck duck who's got the Duck ?
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • Romney campaign reports $4.2M raised off healthcare ruling in 20hrs.

    06/29/2012 4:30:10 AM PDT · by sunmars · 167 replies
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has raised $4.2 million since the Supreme Court ruled the healthcare reform legislation constitutional, his press secretary reported in a tweet on Friday morning. Romney responded to the ruling by renewing his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as "Obamacare." He wrote in a fundraising email to supporters on Thursday: "Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the Court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when I’m President, the bad news of Obamacare will be over." The Supreme Court's ruling was...
  • Romney: If we want to get rid of ObamaCare, we have to get rid of Obama (Watch Video)

    06/28/2012 11:49:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    There have been all kinds of opinions on Mitt Romney's handling of Monday's Supreme Court ruling over SB 1070, but I'm having a hard time imagining any of his supporters are going to take too much umbrage with this one. It's really just that simple: We have got to get rid of President Obama.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Romney added: "Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It's bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday. It's bad law today."This presidential election is "a choice," Romney said. "You can choose whether you want to have a larger and larger government, more...
  • MEET THE NEW MITT SAME AS THE OLD MITT

    06/27/2012 7:06:20 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 98 replies
    Ringside Politics ^ | June 25, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Now that Mitt Romney has secured the GOP nomination, he is obviously free to be himself. His masquerade as a conservative is over as he has returned to many of the moderate to liberal stances he held as Governor of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. He has also returned to being the polite politician who treats his Democratic opponents with respect. Mitt Romney only gets nasty against other Republicans. In the GOP primary, the Governor eviscerated his opponents with high priced, non-stop, hard hitting attacks. He is not employing the same tactics in his general election showdown against President Obama,...
  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • Mitt Romney's in it to win it

    06/19/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/19/2012 | Ebben Raves
    Mitt Romney will beat President Obama in this fall's election, most likely by a substantial margin. There. I said it. I may have a plate full of hat in my future, but I doubt it. Pundits will give you the usual reasons for a Romney victory, but it all boils down to two things: first, Romney took the time to build an organization and second, and most important, he wants to win. Tea Party patriots and constitutional conservatives would be smart to learn a lesson from this. While many conservatives were swooning over the latest firebrand candidate to carry their...
  • More Delegates Want to Join Repub Revolt

    06/17/2012 7:16:09 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 125 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | REBEKAH KEARN
    In a revolt against Romney, at least 40 more national convention delegates asked to join 123 previous plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee, and their attorney said hundreds more may soon follow suit. The first 123 delegates, all from the 9th Circuit, sued the RNC, its Chairman Rince Priebus, and every state party chairman in the 9th Circuit in Federal Court on Monday, demanding the right to vote for the candidate of their choice on every ballot at the Republican National Convention, including the first. The delegates claim the party violated federal law by forcing them to...
  • The ObamaCare poll that the White House hates: 4 takeaways (Commiecare™ on the ropes)

    06/09/2012 6:13:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/08/12
    The ObamaCare poll that the White House hates: 4 takeawaysBy The Week's Editorial Staff – Fri, Jun 8, 2012 A new survey shows that a full two-thirds of Americans would like to see all or part of ObamaCare struck down by the Supreme Court. Two-thirds of Americans would like to see the Supreme Court strike down all or part of ObamaCare, according to a new poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS. The poll comes as the country awaits the Supreme Court's decision on President Obama's signature legislative achievement, which is expected to be handed down sometime before...
  • Conservatives and Romney work at working together

    06/09/2012 11:40:10 AM PDT · by Innovative · 165 replies
    Google News/AP ^ | June 9, 2012 | Laurie Kellman, AP
    Conservatives at the core of the Republican Party are coalescing behind likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney faster than expected... "I'm going (to support him) because it's my responsibility and, frankly, almost anything is going to be better than Obama," said Steve Troxel, chairman of the Lynchburg Republican Party in swing-state Virginia. "The emerging consensus among conservatives is that the Republican House will lead the conservative charge and Romney will be in the White House to sign bills, rather than advance his own agenda," said Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak, who supported Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the primary. "Conservatives don't...
  • A very basic primer on deciding between Romney and Obama in November

    06/06/2012 11:23:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 53 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-06-12 | Vince
    In business there is something called “sunk costs” which refers to funds that have been spent and are unrecoverable. At any given point sunk costs are irrelevant to the decisions going forward. An example of this would be a company that has spent a billion dollars building a plant and now has to choose whether or not to spend another billion dollars hiring staff and actually operating the plant. At the point of the decision the only thing that should be relevant to the decision makers is what makes best sense for the firm going forward. Does the company...
  • Romney: Man of Pastel

    06/06/2012 2:17:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 6, 2012 | Michael Tanner
    Now that Mitt Romney has officially clinched the Republican nomination, most of the political Right has rallied around him, out of antipathy for President Obama if for no other reason. Recent polls show that if the election were held today Romney would receive 90 percent of the Republican vote, and three-quarters of the vote from self-described conservatives. One can expect even more conservatives and Republicans to “come home,” as the bitterness of the primary season fades, and the contrast with Obama becomes clearer. Yet, for anyone concerned with the size, cost, and intrusiveness of government, dark clouds continue to hang...
  • Emails That Romney Tried to Hide Are Revealed

    06/05/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5 June 2012 | Matt Negrin
    Once-secret emails from Mitt Romney's time as governor that were revealed today spurred a flurry of comments about the candidate's support for the so-called individual mandate. Yet there's another issue that's been revived: Romney's secrecy. When Romney left the governor's office in Massachusetts, his staff erased all the emails from a computer server and bought the hard drives used to store data, so that their correspondence would stay hidden. Or so they thought. Tom Trimarco, Romney's administration and finance secretary, never deleted his emails. Some of them surfaced today in The Wall Street Journal, which submitted a public information request...
  • The White House is Romney's unless he runs a McCain campaign

    06/05/2012 10:04:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/2012 | Doug Book
    Forget the rigged polls and the media happy face. Mitt Romney will win the White House in November, probably in a big way, unless he is foolish enough to repeat John McCain’s, 2008 display of campaign cowardice. The 3 ˝ year reign of Barack Hussein Obama has been a disaster for taxpayers, most of the business world and the American public in general. He has waged war on energy producers, threatening the coal industry with destruction, shutting down the drilling of oil and driving natural gas suppliers from the country, all the while wielding the EPA like a sword to...
  • How Romney Pushed State Health Bill

    06/05/2012 6:30:09 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2012 | MARK MAREMONT
    When Mitt Romney left office as Massachusetts governor, his aides removed all emails from a server computer in the governor's office, and purchased and carted off hard drives from 17 state-owned personal computers, according to a current state official. But a small cache of emails survived, including some that have never publicly surfaced surrounding Mr. Romney's efforts to pass his now-controversial health-care law. The emails show the Republican governor was closely engaged in negotiating details of the bill, working with top Democratic state leaders and drafting early copies of opinion articles backing it. Mr. Romney once trumpeted the overhaul as...
  • Romney Etch-a-Sketches His Opposition to ObamaCare

    06/05/2012 12:08:54 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jue 5, 2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    Mitt Romney has appointed ObamaCare profiteer and former Utah governor Mike Leavitt to head his presidential transition team.
  • Mark Levin: We’re gonna have to work really really hard to drag Romney to the right

    06/04/2012 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Monday June 4, 2012
    Mark Levin is now insisting that Romney reveal his plans on how he wants to replace Obamacare and fix the other entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, etc. He understand that there may be strategic reasons for keeping it quiet, but considering the fact that Romney is making some very liberal appointments to his team including his transition team appointment Mike Leavitt, a guy who has been pushing for health care exchanges in the states, Levin feels its high time for Romney to explain to the American people what we should expect from a Romney presidency in terms of repealing/replacing...
  • Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare

    06/04/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Ricochet ^ | June 3, 2012 | Ben Domenech
    One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president. Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants.
  • Romney and Palin

    05/25/2012 3:08:27 PM PDT · by bsdsan · 47 replies
    Each are Reaganest, in how they speak.
  • 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.
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama up by six points

    04/19/2012 6:21:55 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 40 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 04/19/12 | NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama up by six points
    President Obama enjoys a 49-43 percent lead over Republican nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll released on Thursday evening. The 44th president has a 49-46 percent approval rating, but his numbers on managing the economy — 45-52 percent disapproval — indicate Obama’s central vulnerability.
  • Many Conservatives Were Shocked By Ann Coulter

    04/16/2012 8:50:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 7 Feb 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    I was going to blog about Romney’s recent flip-flops on the minimum wage issue and bilingual education – flip-flop #36 and #37, but when I saw Ann Coulter’s recent column praising RomneyCare, I have to admit, I just lost it. She called RomneyCare “free-market” and claims it’s a “conservative” approach to health care. Apparently, the individual mandate is something we conservatives should all run out into the streets and start celebrating. I was shocked. One of her arguments seems to be that a number of conservative politicians and the Heritage Foundation originally supported RomneyCare and therefore, that makes it conservative....
  • Mitt Romney caught on "hidden camera" (Mitt, Mormons, and Abortion Flip-Flops)

    04/13/2012 2:50:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 63 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 12, 2011 | Youtube
    Youtube video where Romney explains his and the Mormon Church's views on abortion.
  • Romney's negatives hit new high, poll finds

    03/29/2012 11:54:45 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 41 replies
    The Hill/Ballot Box ^ | 03/28/12 at 06:42 AM ET | Meghashyam Mali
    A new poll shows Mitt Romney, who is locked in a prolonged GOP nomination fight, with lagging approval ratings, raising questions about his strength in a likely November match-up with President Obama. Half of those surveyed hold unfavorable views of the GOP front-runner, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday finds. In the poll, 50 percent of all surveyed and 52 percent of registered voters held unfavorable opinions of Romney. Thirty-four percent hold positive views on Romney, the lowest for any leading presidential contender in Post/ABC polls dating back to 1984. The poll also finds that Romney’s unfavorability tops...
  • Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills

    03/28/2012 12:32:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A defining moment in Mitt Romney's post-pro-life-conversion political career came in his third year as governor of Massachusetts, when he decided Catholic hospitals would be required under his interpretation of a new state law to give rape victims a drug that can induce abortions. Romney announced this decision — saying it was the "right thing for hospitals" to do — just two days after he had taken the opposite position. The story begins in 1975, when Massachusetts enacted a law that said, "No privately controlled hospital .. shall be required to permit any patient to have an abortion ... or...
  • Romney’s Record on Judicial Appointments: Can he be trusted to appoint conservatives to Courts?

    03/28/2012 11:10:07 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    AmyContrada.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Amy Contrada
    Summary: Mitt Romney’s record as Governor does not indicate a commitment to a conservative judicial philosophy. His judge appointees revealed at best “no philosophical or partisan pattern” (Boston Globe), or at worst a liberal and even radical tilt. He sought out feminists and radical homosexual groups in his judicial selection process. He was inconsistent in his pronouncements on judicial activism, allowing it to occur under his watch (with “gay marriage”) while simultaneously urging others to fight it. How then could we expect him to keep his recent promises to appoint constitutional conservatives to the bench if he is elected President?...
  • Mitt Romney's 4-car fantasy home (complete with "car lift")

    03/27/2012 8:07:46 PM PDT · by BobL · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/12 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    SAN DIEGO — At Mitt Romney’s proposed California beach house, the cars will have their own separate elevator. There’s also a planned outdoor shower and a 3,600-square foot basement — a room with more floor space than the existing home’s entire living quarters. Those are just some of the amenities planned for the massive renovation of the Romneys’ home in the tony La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, according to plans on file with the city. A project this ambitious comes with another feature you don’t always find with the typical fixer-upper: its own lobbyist, hired by Romney to push...
  • Romney's economic record (Hint: It's horrible)

    03/27/2012 7:51:34 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2007 | Andrew Sum and Joseph McLaughlin
    AS MITT ROMNEY pursues his bid for the presidency, his record as Massachusetts governor will come under scrutiny, including how the state's economy performed during his administration. Our analysis reveals a weak comparative economic performance of the state over the Romney years, one of the worst in the country. On all key labor market measures, the state not only lagged behind the country as a whole, but often ranked at or near the bottom of the state distribution. Formal payroll employment in the state in 2006 was still 16,000 or 0.5 percent below its average level in 2002, the year...
  • WHY GOP ELITES FEAR A BROKERED CONVENTION.

    03/26/2012 7:21:13 PM PDT · by Bobbisox · 17 replies · 52+ views
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | March 26, 2012 | Mr. Curmudgeon
    Armies of GOP establishment-friendly commentators tell us the Republican primary process is ugly and self-destructive. Further, they insist should Romney prove incapable of gathering the necessary delegates to secure a first-ballot nomination, horror of horrors, it will result in a tumultuous brokered convention.“The big change in American politics over the past two decades has been the decline of followership,” writes David Frum, the voice of the Republican establishment at CNN.com. “Party members expect the party to serve them – one major reason that both parties have drifted to the ideological extremes since the 1970s. “That expectation would only be intensified...
  • Common sense: Why Romney will not maximize white conservative, evangelical turnout and lose to Obama

    03/25/2012 12:56:59 PM PDT · by techno · 28 replies
    March 25, 2012 | techno
    10 common sense reasons based on my knowledge of human perception, human relationships and leadership and motivational skills why I believe Mitt Romney will NOT maximize conservative, evangelical turnout and lose to Obama: 1)Lack of AFFINITY for Mitt Romney among voters. For those in Rio Linda, it means a lack of identification or a NATURAL LIKING or a lack of CONNECTION between people. Romney is simply not a lot of people's cup of tea demographically or culturally, let alone politically. 2)Extreme anger and indignation at Romney's carpet-bombing tactics against both Gingrich and Santorum. Many conservatives will be willing to forgive...
  • Santorum Wins La. Primary By Significant Margin[Santorum 40%; Romney 29%; Gingrich 22%]

    03/24/2012 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 24, 2012 | Michael O'Brien,
    NBC: Santorum Wins La. Primary By Significant Margin Sean Gardner / REUTERS Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum signs placards as he greets supporters at a Get Out The Vote rally in Mandeville, Louisiana March 21, 2012. By Michael O'Brien Rick Santorum’s campaign netted a victory Saturday night in Louisiana, where NBC News projected he’d won that state’s GOP primary by a significant margin. The win sparks hope of a campaign rebound, following Santorum’s lopsided losses to Mitt Romney in the Illinois and Puerto Rico primaries. The former Massachusetts governor finished second and Newt Gingrich third in...
  • Romney Big Gaffe Is TARP, not Etch-a-Sketch

    03/24/2012 3:28:15 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 03/24/2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Governor Romney’s campaign is catching some flak because a top aide implied that many of the candidate’s positions have been insincere and that Romney will erase those views (like an Etch-a-Sketch) and return to his statist roots as the general election begins. I’m surprised that anyone’s surprised. Hasn’t anybody been paying attention to his comments and track record on issues such as the value-added tax, healthcare, Social Security reform, budget savings, ethanol subsidies, Keynesian economics, and the minimum wage? In any event, people should be more agitated by his recent defense of the corrupt TARP bailouts. [...] This is going...
  • State Demands Child Take Cancer-Causing Drugs

    03/23/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | March 16, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    In what is being seen as a preview of a fully implemented Obamacare, government officials in Michigan are demanding that a 9-year-old child follow standard procedure and take a dangerous course of cancer medications that can cause additional cancer – even though the boy has had three scans indicating an absence of the disease. The case is being fought on behalf of Ken and Erin Stieler and their son Jacob by attorneys with the Home School Legal Defense Association. The organization concerns itself with home school rights, responsibilities and restrictions but also intercedes in cases that could have a significant...
  • "Romney's problem Isn't His Campaign."

    03/20/2012 4:58:46 PM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 15 replies
    Reason | 3/19/12 | Peter Suderman
    Is Mitt Romney having trouble sealing the deal on the GOP nomination because of his campaign team? The Atlantic's Molly Ball gets a handful of Republican consultants to dish on the former business consultant's current staff of political consultants: "Romney deserves a lot more out of his staff," said one senior Republican operative who spoke on condition of anonymity. "They have mishandled him. It has been a clumsy campaign that lacks a message and has relied on a crutch of negative ad spending to make up for its weakness." Myopic, insular and overconfident, Team Romney has squandered the candidate's strengths...
  • On Health Insurance Mandate, Romney Plays Both Sides

    03/19/2012 11:02:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    They say all things must end, but the wrangling over Mitt Romney's support for an individual health-insurance mandate persists without letup. It has been nearly six years since Romney, with much fanfare, signed the Massachusetts health-care overhaul into law. On the eve of the signing ceremony he had praised the bill's requirement that every resident obtain health insurance, and suggested with pride that the rest of the nation might want to follow the Bay State's lead. "How much of our health-care plan applies to other states?" he wrote in The Wall Street Journal. "A lot." It was a message he...
  • OBAMA: All countries are close allies!!

    03/17/2012 4:34:29 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 17, 2012 | DETORTV
    Barack Obama and the US has a lot of close and strong allies in the world. And all small countries punches above their weight according to the president. From the show Detektor, Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR. Host is Thomas Buch-Andersen.
  • Mitt Romney’s personal aide to start blog (Mittens unleashes own personal "Reggie Love"!)

    03/16/2012 5:42:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/16/12 | Matt Viser
    A candidate’s personal aide is normally told to remain quietly in the background. The so-called body man is supposed to be a constant, yet invisible, presence who is ready with a felt tip pen for autographs, prepared to operate any number of cameras, and knows what their boss wants to eat, and when. Garrett Jackson, who serves the role for Romney, can be seen in the background of numerous news photographs, usually with an earpiece surveying a crowd or guiding Romney to his next event (a rare exception was last week when Romney, in Jackson’s native Mississippi, told a crowd...