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  • Key Republican: Palin cost us the Senate

    11/08/2010 11:27:52 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 183 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 8, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) cost the GOP control of the Senate, a powerful House Republican said. Rep. Spencer Bachus (Ala.) said that Tea Party-backed candidates whom Palin endorsed underperformed against their Democratic rivals, costing the GOP key pickup opportunities. "The Senate would be Republican today except for states [in which Palin endorsed candidates] like Christine O’Donnell in Delaware," Bachus said at a local Chamber of Commerce event last week, the Shelby County Reporter wrote Sunday. "Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate." Bachus' is one of the most visible Republicans to criticize Palin for her political activity...
  • Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012? You betcha!

    04/14/2010 7:35:39 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 103 replies · 3,267+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 14, 2010 | Edward Mason, Hillary Chabot and Jessica Van Sack
    Conservative superstar Sarah Palin opened the door today to joining forces with Mitt Romney for a 2012 White House run - a hot ticket that has some Republicans licking their chops at the prospect of unseating President Obama. “Sounds pretty good,” Palin declared at today’s Tea Party Express rally on the Common when asked about pairing up with the former Bay State governor - giving the idea a big thumbs-up as she left the stage after her headline speech. Earlier tonight, as Palin stopped for cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in the North End, she said she was “serious” about the...
  • The Failure of RomneyCare (or why Romney should never be POTUS!)

    03/16/2010 7:39:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 655+ views
    The former Massachusetts governor enacted something very similar to the Obama health plan. It isn't working well. BY GRACE-MARIE TURNER Former Massachusetts governor and likely 2012 presidential aspirant Mitt Romney has been on the wrong side of the defining political battle of our time. Mr. Romney claimed earlier this month on "Fox News Sunday" that the Massachusetts health reform plan he signed into law in 2006 is "the ultimate conservative plan." But there are many similarities between it and the ObamaCare loathed by conservative voters. Both have an individual mandate requiring most residents to have health insurance or pay a...
  • WRKO bumps Rush Limbaugh for Charley Manning

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

    02/21/2010 12:27:14 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 33 replies · 974+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 15, 2007 | Sally Pipes
    MASSACHUSETTS'S UNIVERSAL healthcare law turned one in April. To survive, its guardians have had to make many changes, each of which has increased current and future government spending, increased the government's role in regulating the healthcare market, decreased individual responsibility to purchase insurance, and made certain that the plan will fall far short of achieving universal coverage. The promise of the law was simple and seductive: Require people to purchase health insurance, make the insurance affordable, or at least tax-deductible, and then fine those who don't comply. Subsidies could come from the current money devoted to the Uncompensated Care Pool...
  • Video: CPAC boos speaker for condemning invite to gay conservative group (CPAC to SoCons:"Get lost")

    02/20/2010 7:58:13 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 188 replies · 2,717+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2/19/10 | Allahpundit
    "While I was flipping through the autobiography, a woman approached the booth. Catherine Sumner, it turned out, was part of GOProud, a group of openly gay Republicans and conservatives that for the first time is taking part in CPAC. “Is this your flyer?” Sumner demanded, waving the white and green pamphlet. Thus launched a debate about gays in the military that pretty much ended when the booth attendee told her that homosexuality is a sin and she’s going to hell. “It’s insulting,” Sumner, 31, who edits a military magazine, said turning away. “Across the board the reaction to GOProud’s presence...
  • CPAC embraces the new Mitt Romney (HUGE BARF ALERT)

    02/19/2010 7:46:41 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 822+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-02-19
    When Mitt Romney, candidate for president, came to the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2007, he was a fresh-faced over-eager student of Republican politics: He won cheers for a newfound social conservatism, and won a straw poll amid charges he’d packed the hall. Romney ended his candidacy in an emotional speech to CPAC the next year, and in 2009 he used the forum to open a critique of President Barack Obama that he spent the next year refining. The new Romney, received Thursday as the favorite son at the gathering of conservative activists, is a more constant, seasoned, and comfortable...
  • GOP Begins "Romney 2012" Campaign (with a little help from glad-to-help Liberals; take a read)

    02/19/2010 2:40:09 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 408 replies · 5,983+ views
    Vanity, et al | 2-19-10 | TitansAFC
    And so it begins: CPAC embraces the new Mitt Romney http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/33161.html South Carolina mulls 2012: Romney? Palin? Huck? http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/South-Carolina-mulls-2012_-Romney_-Palin_-Huck_-84732787.html Romney now biggest threat to Obama head to head http://hotair.com/archives/2010/02/18/ppp-poll-romney-now-biggest-threat-to-obama-head-to-head/ These are just a few examples from the last two days. You'll also notice the (once again) packed straw poll at CPAC, and a sudden surge in Freepers attacking Sarah Palin at every turn. It seems the push is already at full force. Mitt Romney is the guy to beat, like it or not (remember that McCain enjoyed -5% support at FR during the campaign), and the GOP is circling the...
  • Tea partiers attack convention

    02/06/2010 6:23:54 PM PST · by Nosterrex · 102 replies · 2,927+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/6/10 | Kenneth Vogel
    Tea partiers attack convention
  • Romney Takes Ownership of Brown Victory

    02/02/2010 11:40:49 AM PST · by yongin · 269 replies · 2,599+ views
    ABC The Note ^ | February 2, 2010 | Rick Klien
    ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: For those reading 2012 implications out of Sen.-elect Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney’s monthly PAC newsletter provides some insights. Brown, R-Mass., is featured in two pictures in the newsletter, and Romney takes full ownership of his victory: “As supporters of the PAC, you deserve a thank you,” the newsletter from Romney’s Free Strong America PAC reads. “Your support made it possible for Governor Romney to get behind Senator Brown from the very beginning, when polls showed him a 30-point underdog and everyone assumed the outcome was pre-ordained in favor of the Democrats.” “Governor...
  • 60 Minutes

    01/10/2010 4:37:22 PM PST · by Puppage · 65 replies · 3,988+ views
    Me | 1/10/10 | Puppage
    Anyone see the hit piece on Palin? I can't believe what I heard/saw.
  • McCain aide: Palin believed candidacy 'God's plan'

    01/10/2010 4:57:28 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,420+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 10, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Palin believed that Sen. John McCain chose her to be his running mate in 2008 because of "God's plan," according to a top political strategist in the Arizona Republican's campaign. In an interview with the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," Steve Schmidt described Palin as "very calm—nonplussed" after McCain met with her at his Arizona ranch just before putting her on the Republican ticket. McCain had planned to name Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., as his vice presidential choice until word leaked, sparking what Schmidt called political blowback over picking the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee. Schmidt...
  • Romney Dropping in Popularity Among Republicans

    01/08/2010 12:20:25 PM PST · by delacoert · 45 replies · 1,489+ views
    Utah Policy ^ | 11/27/2009 | Bryan Schott
    Over past 7 months, Mitt Romney’s favor among Republicans has fallen off a cliff. Monthly surveys by Public Policy Polling shows that Romney’s level of support has fallen to just 48% among Republican voters from a high of 67% in May of this year. Romney polled in the 60s on the first three polls but has not reached that threshold since and now for the first time he's below 50% with the party base. I don't have any theories to explain Romney's popularity slide with Republican voters but it certainly bodes ominous for his 2012 nomination prospects if he can't...
  • John Ziegler: Why Sarah Palin's Lead on CPAC Should be Followed

    01/08/2010 11:50:31 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 4 replies · 554+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | 01/08/10 | Joshua Livestro
    John Ziegler posted an editorial on his website highlighting Gov. Palin's decision not to accept an invitation to attend this year's CPAC conference (see yesterday's excellent post by TR and Doug for more on the background to this decision). You may remember that Ziegler confronted David Keene about his anything-but-conservative record as ACU chairman during last year's WCPAC conference, leading him to conclude that [T]he vast majority of the conservative “movement” is “led” by fakes, flakes, freaks, frauds, phonies and sell outs who are far more interested in protecting their own little thiefdoms than promoting the cause. It seems Gov....
  • Does The GOP Share Blame For Obamacare?

    01/07/2010 1:27:06 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 459+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/07/2010 | Kevin Price
    Besides the occasional Republican either voting for socialized medicine or preventing a filibuster of it, the guilt of the association with the proposal that passed the Senate and the GOP is very deep. In fact the recent bill, without the public option (but will force people into public care) looks increasingly like the failed experiment of Massachusetts.
  • Romney: 2012 “always a possibility.” (BARF BARF BARF)

    01/06/2010 5:57:50 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,408+ views
    Fox / The Des Moines Register | 2010-01-05
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  • Nation following state's lead with mandates (Romneycare goes national)

    12/26/2009 7:21:18 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,135+ views
    The Sun Chronicle, Attleboro, Mass. ^ | 2009-12-26 | Sopan Deb
    As haggling between House and Senate versions of national health care reform gets under way in Washington, Massachusetts residents may be feeling a bit of dejŕ vu. The insurance mandates and cost controls being negotiated on Capitol Hill are the same polarizing issues that echoed in Beacon Hill chambers three years ago. In 2006, then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed the nation's most ambitious and complex health reform initiative with the goal of providing universal health care coverage to all Massachusetts residents. Like the bill taking shape in Congress, the state's health legislation required all residents to obtain health insurance or face...
  • Taking page from Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney readies book blitz

    12/15/2009 10:46:32 PM PST · by euram · 64 replies · 2,301+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12-16-09 | Dave Wedge
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney could square off with Sarah Palin for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but he’s already gearing up to take her on in the world of book sales. Palin’s bestseller has been racking up sales for the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate, and now Romney’s team is planning an ambitious national tour for the March release of his new book, “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.” Romney aides in Utah are hoping for up to 10,000 fans at one of the first stops on the planned tour, a March 13 signing at the Salt Palace...
  • Insider Poll: Mitt Romney a Potential Presidential Candidate

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

    12/10/2009 10:13:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 2,371+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | December 10, 2009 | Lee Benson
    I don't get the BCS. Don't get it at all. I don't get why banks are making it so hard to get a loan when the main reason the economy is staggering is because people can't get loans. I don't get why Americans watch so many shows about dancing. I don't get how Taylor Swift can be considered country. But what I really don't get is Sarah Palin. I haven't understood Sarah Palin since I first heard her name as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, may it forever rest in peace. She was a first-term governor...
  • Salt Lake City shows interest in 2012 GOP convention

    12/08/2009 11:01:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,506+ views
    The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2009-12-04 | Lois M. Collins & Lisa Riley Roche
    Officials are in the early stages of deciding if Salt Lake City wants to compete for the 2012 Republican National Convention — so early, in fact, that they have not yet formed a bid committee to decide. Salt Lake City was invited by the Republican National Committee to attend an "interested parties" presentation in Washington, D.C., three weeks ago, said Scott Beck, president and chief executive officer of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. Beck attended, along with a representative from the governor's office. There, they learned what requirements in terms of amenities a host city would have to...
  • Romney Still Defending His Big Government Health Care Plan

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

    12/03/2009 11:51:41 AM PST · by yongin · 94 replies · 1,991+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 3, 2009 | CNN
    Mitt Romney says that like other presidents, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But the former Massachusetts governor feels unlike his predecessors, Obama has made the recession he inherited worse, not better. In an op-ed in Wednesday's USA Today, Romney says what he calls the president's inability to "stem" the rise in unemployment should not be a surpise. "With no experience whatsoever in the world of employment and business formation, he had no compass to guide his path. Instead, he turned over much of his economic recovery agenda to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, themselves nearly...
  • My response to the RINO Blogger telling FR to Knock Off the RINO Bashing and to all RINO Pushers

    12/02/2009 11:15:56 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 357 replies · 9,492+ views
    Dec 2, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    RomneyCare is big government forcing its will on a formerly free people. It's anti-American, anti-free-markets, anti-Liberty and unconstitutional. Listen to the Reagan tape. RomneyCare is the socialism he's talking about. RomneyCare = ObamaCare. No difference. Government is not the solution, it IS the problem!! Free Republic will not support gun grabbing, abortion pushing, gay rights pushing, big government socialist RINOS!! In fact we will actively campaign AGAINST them!! Free Republic is a pro-Life & Liberty small government conservative site for pro-Life & Liberty small government conservatives!! Take a freaking hike if you don't like it. RINOS be damned!! Hope this...
  • Should Romney's faith be an obstacle? (barf alert)

    11/30/2009 11:55:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 88 replies · 2,072+ views
    CNN ^ | 2009-11-30 | David Frum
    (CNN) -- Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical Christian leaders last week issued a bold political statement. They intended to target the Obama administration. Inadvertently, they may have also hit probable Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney ought to rank atop the Republican candidates for president in 2012. He finished second in votes cast in the primaries of 2008. He is a candidate with immense private-sector economic expertise in a time of urgent economic debate. But Romney has a political problem: his Mormon religious faith. A Gallup survey in December 2007 found that 18 percent of Republicans would not vote for...
  • Massachusetts Makes a Health Care Mess (Romneycare)

    11/28/2009 1:24:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 1,241+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 2009-11-28 | Doug Bandow
    Congress is debating legislation that would do essentially what Mitt Romney did in Massachusetts: impose a health insurance mandate, create a network of subsidies, and micro-manage health insurance policies. Before legislators take us down the same road, they should consider the Massachusetts experience. Citizens there are not impressed with RomneyCare.
  • Mass. healthcare undermines Romney's GOP support (Romneycare a mini version of Obamacare)

    11/25/2009 7:28:10 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 854+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2009-11-25
    A new poll shows that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney now has a less than 50 percent favorability rating among Republican voters. Public Policy Polling has released its monthly 2012 survey, which finds that while 65 percent of Republicans have a favorable opinion of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and 75 percent have a favorable opinion of former GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, only 48 percent view Mitt Romney favorably. Romney's popularity has fallen 19 points in the poll since May. Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling says the healthcare plan that Romney passed in Massachusetts when he was governor...
  • Mitt Romney talks about the economy, tea parties and the future of the Republican party (barf alert)

    11/19/2009 7:16:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 894+ views
    (snip) During the 2008 campaign, some conservatives said they were hesitant to vote for Romney because he was perceived as being liberal on some social issues. On Friday, he seemed determined to overcome that impression. In his speech, given in a room filled with more than two dozen pictures of President Ronald Reagan, Romney gave a shout-out to the tea party protesters and spoke about his new book, "No Apologies: The Case for American Greatness." (It is slated to be released by St. Martin's Press in March.) He also said the Republican Party needed to build support among young people,...
  • CNN Poll: Most Americans say Palin not qualified to serve as president (CNN pushes Romney, Huckster)

    11/16/2009 2:27:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 159 replies · 3,315+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Fewer than three in 10 Americans think Sarah Palin's qualified to be president, according to a new national poll - the least of any of the five potential candidates included in the survey. But another woman tops that list in the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday: two-thirds of the public thinks that Secretary of State HIllary Clinton's qualified for the Oval Office. That's more than Vice President Joe Biden, who's currently next in line for the presidency. According to the poll, 28 percent of Americans say Palin is qualified to run the White House, with seven...
  • GOP 2012: Huckabee 29% Romney 24% Palin 18%

    10/16/2009 11:28:22 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 92 replies · 2,518+ views
    Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Republican voters nationwide say former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is their pick to represent the GOP in the 2012 Presidential campaign. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 24% prefer former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney while 18% would cast their vote for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gets 14% of the vote while Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty gets 4%. Six percent (6%) of GOP voters prefer some other candidate while 7% remain undecided. These numbers reflect an improvement for Huckabee since July when the three candidates were virtually even. Huckabee’s...
  • MASS Disaster: The Bay State shows how not to reform health care

    07/30/2009 1:36:38 AM PDT · by broncobilly · 108 replies · 2,839+ views
    Forbes ^ | 7/29/09 | Sally C. Pipes
    "Will Commonwealth care cost taxpayers more? No!" So wrote Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in November 2004, the economy then still in full bloom. "Neither the state nor the taxpayers can afford to pay more."
  • Mass. Treasurer Rips Mandated Health Insurance [Romney Care is a failure]

    07/30/2009 12:24:20 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies · 4,164+ views
    In 2006, the state of Massachusetts required every single one of its residents to get health insurance, and every single one of its businesses to provide it. Otherwise, residents and employers would be fined. Some have asked, as national healthcare reform works its way through Congress, is there anything we can learn from the Massachusetts experiment? Yes, according to the state's treasurer, interviewed today on CNBC: Whatever you do, don't do what we did. In a blisteringly frank interview, treasurer Tim Cahill laid out some jaw-dropping stats, which eviscerated the plan and excited every conservative's worst fears about government getting...