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  • Huckabee: Governor Romney acted unconstitutionally on "gay marriage"

    02/07/2012 12:43:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | February 5, 2012 | Amy Contrada
    "He could have stopped it, and should have stopped it," Huckabee said. CNSNews.com: Governor Romney should have stood up to the Court and said, "No"? Huckabee: He should've. (August 2008) Old news? Yes — and Mitt Romney hopes it will be ignored or forgotten. How does Romney manage to bury his past political sins? With a lot of help from his former critics — including Governor Huckabee — who seem to suffer from amnesia. But what of the media's duty to vet the candidates? Shouldn't every significant action in a candidate's record be under review? Why is the media —...
  • Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills

    02/02/2012 9:37:42 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 67 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Terry 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 Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills

    02/02/2012 7:05:30 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 34 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 02, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion PillsTerry Jeffrey TownHallFeb 02, 2012A 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...
  • Romney fundraiser a lobbyist for failed green energy firm (Silence from the "conservative" media

    02/02/2012 8:10:41 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/1/2012 | Jessica Yellin
    One of Mitt Romney's fundraising "bundlers" works as a lobbyist for the Green energy firm Ener1, which became a flash point for Republicans last week after it filed for bankruptcy three years after receiving a $118.5 million grant from the Obama administration...
  • Romney supports automatic hikes in minimum wage

    02/01/2012 1:02:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/1/12 | David Espo and Kasie Hunt - ap
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney renewed his support Wednesday for automatic increases in the federal minimum wage to keep pace with inflation, a position sharply at odds with traditional GOP business allies, conservatives and the party's senior lawmakers. "I haven't changed my thoughts on that," the former Massachusetts governor told reporters aboard his chartered campaign plane, referring to a stand he has held for a decade. He did not say if he would ask Congress to approve the change if he wins the White House this fall. Congress first enacted federal minimum wage legislation in 1938...
  • Mitt Romney skips third pro-life personhood event

    02/01/2012 4:29:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/1/12 | Ben Johnson
    WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, February 1, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Saturday, Mitt Romney skipped his third pro-life campaign event hosted by Personhood USA, this time in Florida. Romney’s rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum attended the event, which was simulcast on the organization’s website. Romney chose not to attend after turning down requests to participate in Personhood USA’s Iowa Tele-Town Hall, and Personhood USA’s Live Presidential Prolife Forum in South Carolina. While Ron Paul, who was not campaigning in Florida, also did not attend the Florida Personhood forum, he did attend the South Carolina event. The Iowa Tele-Town Hall was attended...
  • Romney: Welfare State So Successful We Don’t Have to Worry About Poor

    02/01/2012 11:25:24 AM PST · by Jay777 · 73 replies
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | John Stephenson
    So, we shouldn’t worry about the poor because we have a welfare state that keeps them on a crutch (or “a float”). I understand that his focus is on the middle class and that he believes these were the people hurt the most by the financial situation in America, but is the underlying philosophy here to just “fix holes” in the “safety net” or should we be trying to fix the entitlement mentality that helped pull us into this debt? This should be red meat for Newt who worked to reform welfare. Some are defending this as being taken out...
  • After Florida win, Romney stumbles in comments on poor

    02/01/2012 9:33:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Public Broadcasting ^ | February 1, 2012 | Steve Holland
    TAMPA, Florida - Mitt Romney regained the lead in the Republican presidential nomination race with a big win in Florida, but drew criticism on Wednesday in what should have been his victory lap with remarks suggesting he was indifferent to America's poor. Romney rolled to an impressive triumph in Florida, capturing 46 percent of the vote to Newt Gingrich's 32 percent after pounding his nearest rival with negative advertisements. The victory restored him to front-runner status in the state-by-state battle for the Republican nomination to run against Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 general election. But the wealthy...
  • Gingrich Going After Romney's Wall Street $: Romney Is A Crony Capitalist Corporate Welfare Queen

    02/01/2012 9:13:50 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    2/1/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    According to the following from Zerohedge, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, American Spectator, Politico, Dirtdiggersdigest and others, Romney is about as big a pro-crony capitalism, taxpayer-funded corporate welfare hog/queen as you can get. He will make Obama look like an amateur. Hence, why Wall Street is lining up behind Mitt Romney. You can't have what many on Wall Street want and support free enterprise. Corporatism/crony capitalism/corporate welfare should be eschewed by conservatives. If only many in the so-called conservative media would be honest with people instead of trying to mischaracterize and pigeonhole Gingrich... Zerohedge On Mitt Romney's Defense of Bain...
  • 46 States & 96% of Delegates Remain, Conserv Base Backs Gingrich, SC vs FL Victory Margin Same

    02/01/2012 5:26:00 AM PST · by xzins · 46 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 1 Feb 12 | Xzins
    Top Reasons the Romney Win in Florida Is NOT what the Romney supporters in the LSM are suggesting. It is not the end of the road and the coronation of Mitt Romney. 1. Only about a hundred out of roughly 2300 delgates have been chosen. 2. Romney can't win over the conservative base. 3. 46 States remain on the schedule. 4. Romney has seriously elevated his negatives. Many now despise the guy. 5. Romney is being protected by the media from his weaknesses. Time and repetition will get the truth out. 6. Romney can't continue spending at that level and...
  • Romney not running a campaign that will unite the GOP: he won't run on his record and trashes others

    01/31/2012 7:05:00 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    1/31/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Instead of appealing to voters to vote for him based upon x,y and z, he panders for votes by trying to increase his opponents negatives (as in FL) above his own by massively outspending them on negative ads. This approach has led to his negatives skyrocketing and his positives declining among independents and moderates. Fivethirtyeight and others have been monitoring this, and it isn't pretty. With each battle won (temporarily in Iowa and now Florida), he is headed to surpassing Obama's negatives or having lower positives (some show he already has) and he will ultimately lose against Obama if he...
  • How can Jesus & Lucifer be spirit brothers when their characters & purposes are so utterly opposed?

    01/31/2012 11:48:42 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    Lds.org (official site) ^ | June 1986 | Jess L. Christensen (via lds.org/Ensign)
    June 1986 I HAVE A QUESTION I Have a question I've noticed a trend for newlyweds to have elaboratevexpensive wedding receptions. Is this necessary particularly for a temple marriage? ... How can Jesus and Lucifer be spirit brothers when their characters and purposes are so utterly opposed? Jess L. Christensen, Institute of Religion director at Utah State University, Logan Utah. On first hearing the doctrine that Lucifer and our Lord, Jesus Christ are brothers may seem surprising to some - especially to those unacquainted with latter-day revelations. But both the scriptures and the prophets affirm that Jesus Christ and Lucifer...
  • Romney Ramps Up Attack Ads Against Gingrich to Unprecedented Levels (92% of ads negative in Fla.)

    01/31/2012 10:48:59 AM PST · by Qbert · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jan 31, 2012 | John Avlon
    No, it’s not your imagination. Things are uglier than ever in the Sunshine State. A staggering 92 percent of the political ads run in Florida over the last week of the campaign have been negative. “For as long as I’ve been in politics, 14 years, journalists call me and ask if this is the most negative election ad atmosphere I've ever seen,” says Kenneth Goldstein, president of Kantar Media CMAG, which tracks content and targeting of political advertising. “And every year I say, ‘Don’t be ridiculous.’" “But this year it's true. This primary season is the most negative it's ever...
  • Former Mitt Romney advisor supported compulsory abortion for American women

    01/31/2012 10:24:25 AM PST · by topher · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | January 31, 2012 | by Ben Johnson
    DUNEDIN, FLORIDA, January 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As polls show Mitt Romney poised to win the Florida primary, some are questioning his wisdom in seeking the advice of a climate scientist who wrote in favor of compulsory abortion for American women. ... As governor of Massachusetts, Romney asked current Obama administration Science Czar John Holdren for advice on a plan to impose statewide limits on carbon emissions from power plants. President Barack Obama has made a similar proposal as president. A December 7, 2005, press release states, “In the development of greenhouse gas policy, Romney Administration officials have elicited input...
  • Romney poisoned the well ( Negative attacks started in Iowa by Mittens )

    01/31/2012 8:58:51 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 19 replies
    http://legalinsurrection.com/ ^ | January 31, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    There is a trend developing to assign equal blame to the poisoned atmosphere in the Republican campaign, as if there were no cause just effect. I’m not going to allow history to be rewritten the way the Romney campaign and its supporters tried to rewrite the history of the Reagan revolution and the conservative movement of the 1990s. This campaign started positive for Newt. Relentlessly positive, as he likes to say. Relentless postivity worked until Iowa, when the Romney campaign and its SuperPAC unloaded with everything they had, joined by Romney’s supporters in the conservative media. Romney wasn’t the only...
  • Romney’s Bain Capital Owns Media Giant Broadcasting Limbaugh, Hannity

    01/30/2012 1:15:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 64 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | 1-13-12 | Alex Newman
    Activists are expressing serious concerns that Mitt Romney’s private equity firm Bain Capital owns one of America’s largest media conglomerates, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., which broadcasts numerous popular talk-show hosts with incalculable influence in the 2012 GOP primary. Among the radio personalities syndicated by Clear Channel or aired on hundreds of stations it owns nationwide are Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, and many others. Because of the San Antonio-based media giant’s enormous influence — it is the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, and experts point out that it essentially owns what...
  • George Soros: There isn't a bit of Difference Between Romney and Obama (Video)

    01/30/2012 12:15:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies · 5+ views
    Click for Video Go, Newt!! Defeat this statist/socialist SOB!!
  • Romney Advisor: Putting the boot on the neck of Gingrich. Aiming to destroy Gingrich in FL for good.

    01/29/2012 12:30:25 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 153 replies · 1+ views
    After Gingrich Newt scored a surprise blow-out victory in South Carolina last week, the former Massachusetts governor not only unleashed a political broadside of epic proportions. "It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich — and it's working." After two standout debate performances that put him up 9 points in recent polls, Romney is keeping the pressure on Gingrich, looking to score a blow-out victory of his own here. To that end, Romney has rolled out a team of surrogates in the Sunshine State to take the fight to Gingrich in person: from...
  • Hey Rush! Here's why Romney will not distance himself from RomneyCare! Click here!

    01/30/2012 10:31:54 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 91 replies
    Jim Robinson
    Romney will not distance himself from RomneyCare. Here's why: Romney wants to impose RomneyCare on all 50 states!! That is absolutely correct. He's already recruited Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi as his healthcare czar to get it done. Romney claims that he wants to repeal ObamaCare, but he's already lined up Pam Bondi to head up his national healthcare task force to push RomneyCare on all 50 states. After all that has been said and written about socialized healthcare and individual mandates, Romney and Bondi, still LOVE RomneyCare and should he become president will attempt to impose it on ALL...
  • Gingrich: I can beat Obama, 'liberal' Romney can't

    01/30/2012 6:16:24 AM PST · by xzins · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 30 Jan 12 | Byron York
    THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich is painfully aware that Mitt Romney is pulling away from him in Florida on the strength of one issue: electability. Republican voters here are determined to nominate the candidate most likely to defeat Barack Obama, and many are acting as armchair political analysts, trying to weigh Newt's baggage versus Mitt's baggage, and trying to divine how the media might cover Newt versus Obama versus how it might cover Mitt versus Obama. Among voters most concerned about electability, Romney leads Gingrich by a significant margin. That is why Gingrich, on a visit to this sprawling,...
  • Romney Explains Why He Can't Beat Obama

    01/30/2012 6:08:58 AM PST · by xzins · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 30 Jan 12 | David Catron
    The most telling moment of the debate was (Romney's) response to Rick Santorum's eloquent explanation of Obamacare's importance to the GOP's strategy ...and why giving Romney the nomination would be ...surrendering the high ground on health reform: "Folks, we can't give this issue away in this election. It is about fundamental freedom." ...Romney then uttered the most revealing words of the debate: "First of all, it's not worth getting angry about." Obama's recent State of the Union address contained only three references to his "signature domestic achievement." This is, as Michael Barone puts it, "the strongest evidence possible" that the...
  • Mitt Romney Not Making Time For Tea Party In Florida

    01/28/2012 8:18:25 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/28/2012 | David Hogberg
    Should Mitt Romney win the Florida primary, it will be with minimal Tea Party support. Many in the movement view the former Massachusetts governor warily. But his campaign also has made little effort to reach out to activists, say many Tea Party leaders in the Sunshine State.
  • Florida pro-life event may only hear from Gingrich [No Mitt]

    01/28/2012 9:17:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 2+ views
    One News Now ^ | January 28, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    "This is the third [pro-life] event that he has declined to attend," says Mason. "It seems he is not interested in engaging with social conservatives, not interested in defending his apparent pro-life conversions, and not interested in courting those who are pro-life or pro-marriage -- both." [snip] Personhood USA is hosting the third conservative presidential forum in Florida on Saturday...but Newt Gingrich may be the only candidate to speak. The forum, called "Florida Awake," is co-sponsored with Liberty Counsel. Personhood USA president Keith Mason says Mitt Romney will be a no-show again. On Friday, a spokesperson for Personhood USA reported...
  • A Brief History of Mitt Romney’s Record of Putting Profits Ahead of People as CEO of Bain Capital

    01/28/2012 9:40:26 AM PST · by JediJones · 29 replies · 3+ views
    Romney Gekko 2012 ^ | 1/23/2012 | the job losses under Mitt Romney's Bain Capital and Americans United for Change
    Bain Capital is a classic “strip and flip” shop — a private equity firm that made its money buying businesses and sucking profit out of them by any means possible that often resulted in a stack of pink slips for everyday Americans. Romney “made fortunes by bankrupting five profitable businesses that ended up firing thousands of workers.” Here’s how it often went down. Romney’s Bain would buy a company and increase its short-term earnings through firing workers and shuttering plants in order to borrow enormous amounts of money. The borrowed money was used to pay Bain dividends, however, those businesses...
  • Romney's Financial Relationships with Health Care Organizations

    01/28/2012 10:03:02 AM PST · by reegs · 6 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.whatisworking.com ^ | January 27, 2012 | Linda H
    Republican Former Massachusetts Governor Willard Mitt Romney and Bain Capital and Numerous Health Care Corporations Today's Wall Street Journal summarized the investments made by Bain Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm lead by Governor Romney, The Wall Street Journal, aiming for a comprehensive assessment, examined 77 businesses Bain invested in while Mr. Romney led the firm from its 1984 start until early 1999, to see how they fared during Bain's involvement and shortly afterward. Among the findings: 22% either filed for bankruptcy reorganization or closed their doors by the end of the eighth year after Bain first invested,...
  • Romney Was Manager and Board Member of Corp Guilty of Medicare Fraud (More info - the sauce thickens

    01/27/2012 10:57:39 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/27/2012 | Dave Eberhart
    Debating in Tampa Florida this month, Mitt Romney strongly denied that his investment company Bain Capital did "any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare." However, under Romney's "supervision," Bain purchased and ran the Damon Corporation which pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges - as a result of tens of millions in systemic Medicare fraud... According to a cited Forbes report, in 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corp. a medical testing company located in Needham, Massachusetts. "During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company, Mitt Romney personally sat on the board of directors.."...
  • Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

    01/27/2012 1:29:19 PM PST · by TBP · 39 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | Wednesday, January 25th at 9:10AM EST | Erick Erickson
    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. Norm Coleman, an advisor to Romney, went on record saying We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out.
  • In Mass., Romney raised taxes, fees

    01/27/2012 1:11:07 PM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:00 am | DEROY MURDOCK
    In fact, Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However, the Bay State's liberal, Democratic legislature balked and only approved an $85 million increase. Tax rates on many corporations almost doubled because of legislation supported by Romney, Boston Science Corporation chairman Peter Nicholas explained in Jan. 6, 2008's Boston Herald. Also, from 5.3 to 9.8 percent, Romney raised the tax...
  • Romney & His Supporters Engaging In Constant Personal Attacks Sound Just Like Race-Baiting Democrats

    01/27/2012 1:09:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    1/27/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Democrats to others they disagree with, especially if it deals with an Obama political policy: "you are a racist." McCain: Gingrich is "dangerous." Romney: Gingrich is "erratic." Lots more where that came from, too. Especially from Romney. Romney during the last debate: Santorum is "angry." Gov. Christie: Newt is embarassing to the GOP. Get ready....soon Romney and his supporters will be calling Gingrich a "racist"? There will be nastiness, but Romney started it all with his vicious ad-hominem laced ads in Iowa, and neither Gingrich, Santorum or Paul have even come close to taking the hurling of personal insults to...
  • Something Revealing That Voters May Not Be Privy To Concerning Damon Corp & The Medicare Fraud

    01/26/2012 11:39:41 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 2 replies · 1+ views
    1/27/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I'll give a link to the entire Forbes.com article below, which I am quoting and excerpting. I believe that pro-Gingrich people are running ads on this. "In 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corp...During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company, Mitt Romney sat on the board of directors...during that same period, Damon Corp. was busy selling fraudulent reimbursement claims to the tune of millions of dollars...By the time Damon Corp. pleaded guilty...Bain was long gone having sold the company in 1993 to Corning Inc... When Mitt Romney was confronted with the matter during his...
  • Romney revising disclosures for overseas accounts

    01/26/2012 1:32:26 PM PST · by TSgt · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/26/2012 | Michael Isikoff
    Mitt Romney could face new questions about his overseas investments after a campaign official acknowledged to NBC News that his campaign is revising his financial disclosure forms to report more than a half dozen offshore holdings, including income from a multi-million dollar Swiss bank account that was not disclosed last year. The tax returns released by the Romney campaign this week showed that the Ann Romney Blind Trust had reported $1,783 in interest income from a bank account held at UBS in Switzerland in 2010. But the Swiss bank account -- as well as other offshore investments in the Cayman...
  • 7 Reasons Voters are Souring on Mitt Romney

    01/25/2012 12:55:40 PM PST · by no dems · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Week ^ | January 25, 2012 | The Week, Staff
    "The main reason the Republican establishment overwhelmingly favors Mitt Romney over Newt Gingrich is that Romney stands a better chance of beating Barack Obama," says Jonathan Chait at New York. So it's a problem for Romney that "as the campaign goes on, this seems to be growing less true." A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that negative views of Romney have "spiked" over the past two weeks, from a net +4 favorability rating (39 positive/34 negative) to a -18 rating (31 positive/49 negative) — very similar to Gingrich's -22 rating (29/51). The shift is most notabe among independents, who...
  • Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

    01/25/2012 7:39:42 AM PST · by red flanker · 158 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 25, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. Norm Coleman, an advisor to Romney, went on record saying We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what’s been done.
  • Romney Supervised Medical Testing Company Guilty Of Massive Medicare Fraud

    01/24/2012 3:59:01 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/21/2012 | Rick Ungar
    In 1989, Bain Capital purchased controlling interest in Damon Corporation, a medical testing company located in Needham, Massachusetts. During the time that Bain held its ownership of the company Mitt Romney personally sat on the Board of Directors. And during that same period, Damon Corporation was busy submitting fraudulent reimbursement claims to Medicare to the tune of millions of dollars charged for unnecessary blood tests. ... By the time Damon pleaded guilty to defrauding the United States Government of $25 million - and paid a total of $119 million in what was, at that time, the largest penalty of its...
  • Who Won the Florida NBC GOP Debate? Newt Gingrich First, Ron Paul Second, Mitt Romney Last

    01/24/2012 5:55:37 AM PST · by xzins · 133 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | 24 Jan 12 | Chris Miles
    Are we watching the meltdown of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney? Fending off pointed attacks by fellow GOP candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum ... Romney looked ...flustered, stiff, and at times just babbled In comparison, Gingrich looked like he still had all the momentum from Saturday’s South Carolina primary win. He calmly answered questions ...(snip) The biggest surprise in the debate: Gingrich was not asked about his personal transgressions, ... ...After his 12-point South Carolina win, Gingrich has surged ahead in the Florida polls, leading 41% to the former Massachusetts governor's 32%. Still, Romney does expected to win Florida....
  • South Carolina Message (Thomas Sowell)

    01/23/2012 1:00:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 24, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Just days before the South Carolina primary, polls showed Mitt Romney leading Newt Gingrich. Then came the debates and the question about Gingrich's private life, which brought a devastating response from the former Speaker of the House — and a standing ovation from the audience. Apparently the television audience felt the same way, judging by the huge turnaround in the support for Gingrich. The stunning victory in South Carolina brought Newt's candidacy back to life. But the message from South Carolina was about more than a reaction to how Gingrich dealt with a cheap shot question from the media....
  • Romney the DC outsider praising the liberal DC inside establishment for imposing socialism

    01/22/2012 5:30:50 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies · 1+ views
    With clip and excerpts from: letfreedomringblog.com | 1/22/12
    Romney today on Fox News Sunday claimed to be a Washington outsider and would if elected to the presidency bring change to Washington's insider ways. Well, guess his working with Senator Kennedy to impose socialist healthcare on his Massachusetts constituents was just an exception to his Reaganesque conservatism and dedication to liberty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4iTtNGjFY4&feature=player_embedded And link to article: http://www.letfreedomringblog.com/?p=11908 ‘Ideal TEA Party candidate’ Romney praises Ted Kennedy Newt sat on a couch with Nancy Pelosi. Mitt collaborated with, then praised, Ted Kennedy in putting Romneycare. I’m pretty certain that actions are infinitely more important to TEA Party activists than empty gestures....
  • Speaking of jobs and American energy: Romney in 2003: Coal plant ‘kills people’

    Just days after his 2002 election, Mr. Romney hired Douglas Foy, one of the state’s most prominent environmental activists, and put him in charge of supervising four state agencies. Gov. Mitt Romney and Douglas Foy at a March 2006 event. Mr. Foy had initiated a lawsuit that led to the cleanup of Boston Harbor and had worked to protect fishing grounds and seashores. Once in the Romney administration, he served as the governor’s negotiator on a regional climate-change initiative and put emissions caps in place for coal-fired power plants. With Mr. Foy by his side, Mr. Romney joined activists outside...
  • Romney's Energy Project Past (Romney's Solyndra? CTP Hydrogen, Protonex Tech...

    01/18/2012 11:40:49 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/26/2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney penned an op-ed in the Orange County Register Monday carrying the new line of attack on President Obama's energy policy: the Solyndra collapse is more evidence he wrote that the government "shouldn't be playing venture capitalist" when it comes to alternative energy projects. "It's not merely that government bureaucrats are bad at picking winners" he wrote. "The very process invites cronyism and outright corruption." But Romney is a private-sector venture capitalist by vocation, and during his tenure as Massachusetts Governor, he set up a program almost exactly like the ones he's now denouncing. In 2003 Romney launched the...
  • Romney Was Board Member Of Company Fined Over $100 Million For Medicare Fraud -- Criminal Fine

    01/18/2012 8:28:27 AM PST · by xzins · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | PDF Pg 140 | McCain Campaign
    DAMON CLINICAL LABORATORIES Romney Was Board Member Of Company Fined Over $100 Million For Medicare Fraud – At The Time, It Was The Largest Criminal Fine For Health Care Fraud In History Romney Sat On Board Of Damon Clinical Laboratories, A Bain Capital Portfolio Company Fined Nearly $120 Million In 1996 Due To Medicare Fraud. “A Needham clinical laboratory agreed yesterday to pay $119 million in criminal and civil fines after pleading guilty to charges that it defrauded the nation’s Medicare system by seeking reimbursements on millions of dollars worth of unnecessary blood tests. … Damon Clinical Laboratories Inc. admitted...
  • See How Much An Abortion Costs Under RomneyCare [Mitt 1/16/12: "I've always been pro-life"]

    01/17/2012 12:48:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 1/17/12 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Politics Buzz Mitt Romney has been firmly pro-life since his 2005 conversion after legislation came to his desk in regard to Stem Cell research. But a trek over to the website of Commonwealth Care, the state funded health insurance program for low and moderate-income Massachusetts adults who don't have health insurance, created by RomneyCare, offers a copay for abortions.
  • Newt grabs himself a South Carolina lifeline. Gingrich wins debate as Mitt Romney stumbles

    01/17/2012 6:37:23 AM PST · by xzins · 160 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 17 Jan 12 | Toby Harnden
    Newt Gingrich's fluent, policy-rich performances in the early debates, laced with derision for the media's attempts to question the Republican candidates, propelled him to the front of the GOP pack in early December. His command of the stage here in Myrtle Beach for the 16th (yep, there have been that many, and the next is in Charleston on Thursday) could just be the lifeline he needs to achieve the task he has set himself - overcoming Mitt Romney's clear lead in the South Carolina polls to win the state on Saturday. Romney was under pressure over releasing his tax returns...
  • Bain Often Couldn't Lose With Buyouts (Romney spent much of his career with leveraged buyouts not VC

    01/16/2012 12:55:17 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/14/2012 | Beth Healy
    Mitt Romney has long called himself a venture capitalist, experience he says helps him understand the economy better than other candidates for president. But he spent much more of his career in leveraged buyouts than in the investments in start-up companies known as venture capital...
  • Romney Used Polls to Determine His 1994 Abortion Position

    01/15/2012 12:22:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 65 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/12 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, January 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has been dogged by allegations that his shifting positions on abortion have been politically opportunistic. That perception will be bolstered by a new book that reveals Romney consulted polling data before deciding to campaign as “pro-choice” during his 1994 Senate race. In the book Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics, Ronald Scott wrote that Romney commissioned former Reagan pollster Richard Wirthlin to survey Massachusetts voters on key issues. Wirthlin showed Romney a poll indicating any candidate describing himself as “pro-life” was unelectable in the...
  • 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney’s Electability Is A Myth

    01/14/2012 2:37:06 PM PST · by xzins · 191 replies · 1+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | John Hawkins
    Written By : 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 that’s the case, it’s fair to ask what a Republican who’s not conservative and can’t 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 “the most electable” candidate. This is a baffling argument because many people just seem to...
  • Romney Must Get Personal Over Bain Capital Attacks

    01/12/2012 2:23:40 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/12/2012 | David Hogberg
    With Wall Street out of fashion this election season, can Mitt Romney fend off the attacks on his tenure at Bain Capital? Some GOP presidential rivals, especially Newt Gingrich, have laid into his private equity past, accusing him of "looting companies" and laying off workers. While those attacks may backfire now — conservatives have rallied to Romney's defense — they might work in the general election.
  • Palin urges Romney to Release Tax Returns, Provide Proof he Created 100,000 Jobs at Bain Capital

    01/12/2012 2:00:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 179 replies
    Big Government ^ | January 11, 2012
    Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has called for Gov. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, as well as the data that could substantiate his claim of having created 100,000 jobs as CEO of Bain Capital. Romney has resisted releasing his tax returns, and his campaign has thus far refused to provide the hard proof to back up his claims about Bain. “Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain, and people are wanting to know: is there proof?” Palin told Sean Hannity on Fox News. Rick Tyler, former Gingrich aide and head of Newt Gingrich’s...
  • Romney benefited from a $10 million federal bailout (Nullifies Romney being a free enterpriser

    01/12/2012 3:08:20 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/10/2012 | Juggernaut
    It wasn't really a TARP style bailout - worse - Romney's Bain placed a $10 million dollar liability with the taxpayers. All this while he benefited $4 million dollars directly... The facts of the Bain & Co. turnaround are a little more complicated, but a Bostin Globe report from 1994 confirms that Bain saw several million dollars in loans forgiven by the FDIC. Fact remains an FDIC bailout only occurs when the Fed and politicians agree, not to mention the bailoit comes from funds paid by every bank customer who eats highet costs as a result of funds going to...
  • Romney Gave Three Contributions To Democrats

    01/12/2012 2:21:41 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 20 replies
    TPM ^ | 1/25/2007 | Eric Kleefeld
    Romney's contributions to Dems came at a time when he was a registered Independent, and even voted for Paul Tsongas in the 1992 primaries. Indeed, his contributions at the time suggest that he was drifting away from the GOP. In addition to his giving to the Dems, his donations to Republicans had all but ceased. Romney had routinely made donations of $1,000 or more to the Massachusetts Republican State Committee throughout the 1980's, but did not make any donations to them in 1990, 1991 or 1992. Only two years later, however, Romney veered back to the GOP, unsuccessfully running for...
  • 35 Romney endorsers received contributions first

    Money may not be buying Mitt Romney much Republican love, but it’s going a long way toward helping him buy the next best thing: endorsements in the GOP primaries. Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC and its affiliates states have lavished close to $1.3 million in campaign donations to federal, state and local GOP politicians, almost all since 2010. His recipients include officials in the major upcoming primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, and in three southern Super Tuesday states where he was trounced four years ago. In New Hampshire, a U.S. senator, a congressman, 10 state senators...