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  • Is the GOP Caving in on Same-Sex Marriage?

    04/03/2012 7:28:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 April 2012 | Dave Bohon
    As the nation faces a crucial election in a little over six months, the Republican Party appears to be caving in on a social issue that many conservatives consider of major import: same-sex marriage. What the GOP felt strongly enough about some 16 years ago to lead the fight for passage of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), many members are beginning to consider an issue open to compromise. Not only do many Republican House and Senate members consider “gay” marriage a “dead issue,” according to Politico.com, but Republican leadership has “evolved” to the point that it has quietly...
  • Is Mitt Romney The Father of Gay Marriage? Twenty-Four Reasons Why He Is

    03/29/2012 2:28:26 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    www.romneyexposed.com ^ | July 25, 2011 | Rino Hunter
    As Mitt Romney prepares for his second presidential campaign and gay marriage threatens to undermine America’s Judeo-Christian culture, there’s a raging debate about the role he played in instituting gay marriage in Massachusetts during his gubernatorial term. This is important because Governor Romney has positioned himself as a champion of traditional values and claims to have been an opponent of homosexual marriage his entire career. When the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a decision in favor of homosexual marriage, — the Goodridge case — Romney unilaterally ordered his state agencies to implement homosexual marriage in Massachusetts. The court did not order...
  • Romney far behind Obama on test of basic popularity (Half of Americans view Mitt unfavorably)

    03/28/2012 7:51:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2012 | Jon Cohen
    Half of all Americans now express unfavorable views of Mitt Romney, a new high for the GOP presidential hopeful in Washington Post-ABC News polling. The deteriorating public impressions of the former Massachusetts governor foreshadow a significant obstacle for him as he tries to shift the focus of his campaign toward a potential match-up against President Obama. Romney’s negative numbers have jumped around this election cycle, but the overall pattern is similar to his trajectory four years ago: As he became better known, his unfavorables shot up far more rapidly than his positive numbers. Negative impressions are up eight percentage points...
  • Video Uncovered: Romney in ‘02: ‘Only Connection’ to the Republican Party Is My Party Registration

    03/23/2012 11:26:15 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 149 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 3/23/12
    With his conservative credentials still taking fire over “Etch A Sketchgate,” Mitt Romney is facing a new potential obstacle to his argument that he is unfailingly a Republican. A 2002 clip, posted Friday on BuzzFeed, shows then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Romney declaring that his “only connection” to the Republican Party in the state is that “I’m registered as a Republican.” Watch below, via BuzzFeed: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/romney-in-02-only-connection-to-the-republican-party-is-my-party-registration/
  • 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...
  • Romney leads Santorum in lobbyist support

    Report highlights which lobbying firms back Romney in 2012 Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is the clear front-runner in picking up support from lobbyists at some of K Street’s most profitable firms, according to a report released last week by First Street Research Group. That’s based on the number of lobbyists in those firms who are advising Romney’s campaign, collecting or “bundling” contributions for him, and contributing money to the campaign. First Street, the political intelligence unit of CQ Press, compiled data from Federal Election Commission filings and conducted independent research on individual lobbyists who Romney and Rick Santorum have...
  • Top Romney adviser: Mitt will erase his conservative positions once he’s the nominee

    03/21/2012 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Fred · 197 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 032112 | Greg Sargent
    Think Progress flags an amazing exchange on CNN, in which Eric Fehrnstrom, a top adviser to Mitt Romney, seems to confirm that the conservative positions Romney has been forced to take during the primary won’t be a big deal because he can simply erase them once he becomes the GOP nominee: HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election? FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like...
  • Top Romney Adviser Wants $2.00 Plus Hike in Gas Tax

    03/06/2012 1:52:55 PM PST · by MulberryDraw · 25 replies
    EconomicPolicyJournal ^ | March 6, 2012 | Robert Wenzel
    As the price of gasoline soars, top Mitt Romney adviser, Harvard economist Greg Mankiw sticks to his guns and calls for a hike in gasoline taxes. In a recent blog post, Mankiw points to a WaPo column which states: N. Gregory Mankiw, former top economic adviser to President George W. Bush and current adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, also backs a stiff gas tax increase... In a New York Times column this year, Mr. Mankiw offered a tax overhaul that might include a gas tax “exceeding” $2 per gallon. A significant portion of such a tax ultimately may...
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • 2004: Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    03/05/2012 2:23:20 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    TheRightScoop.com ^ | February 4th, 2012
    . . . . . In a move that will help keep the streets and neighborhoods of Massachusetts safe, Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that forever makes it harder for criminals to get their hands on these dangerous guns. “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony with legislators, sportsmen’s groups and gun safety advocates. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” Like the federal assault weapons ban, the...
  • Romney Opposed The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts

    03/05/2012 2:33:46 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    SC Hotline ^ | January 7, 2008
    Thompson for President press release Romney Opposed The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts “In 2003, the Governor refused to endorse the Bush tax cuts, earning the praise of Massachusetts liberal congressman Barney Frank.” (“The Romney Record: Promise and Puzzlement,” Club For Growth, www.clubforgrowth.org, accessed 9/12/07) Romney Said He “Won’t Be A Cheerleader” For Tax Cut Proposals He Disagrees With. “According to the observer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Romney told the delegation that he ‘won’t be a cheerleader’ for proposals he doesn’t agree with, ‘but I have to keep a solid relationship with the White House.’” (Wayne Washington and Glen...
  • Mitt Romney - The Second Amendment

    03/05/2012 9:12:16 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Governor Romney has a solid record of pursuing gun control measures to control crime and increase safety. He is vocally supportive of the assault weapons ban, supported a waiting period, and supports registration. While Governor he continued Massachusetts's history of gun control advocacy. In 2002, Mitt Romney stated in a debate that he supported the tough gun laws in Massachusetts and that he believed they help protect us and keep us safe. He vowed not to chip away at those laws. While in office, Governor Romney supported the Brady bill and a waiting period because it was necessary to complete...
  • Game Over, Mittens ( Lost Tape from ABC News About Romney's 2002 Election Campaign for Gov)

    03/03/2012 2:28:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    [Excerpts from the news video] ... Mitt Romney- "I'm a big believer in getting money where the money is, and the money is in Washington. ... I've learned from my Olympic experience, if you have people who really understand how Washington works and have personal associations there, you can get money to help build economic development opportunities. ... We actually received over 410 million dollars from the Federal Government for the Olympic games. That is a huge increase over anything that I have ever done before. We did that by going after every agency in government. ... I believe that...
  • Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch?

    02/27/2012 8:30:20 AM PST · by xzins · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | February 26th, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch? On Fox News Sunday today, Chris Wallace was rather direct with Mitt Romney in addressing the GOP candidate’s falling poll numbers and favorability ratings. Wallace attributed these numbers to two important factors: 1) Romney’s campaign turning into naught more than attacks on his rivals, and 2) the impression many people have that Romney is unable to connect with average voters. RELATED: Chris Matthews: Romney Cannot Connect With Voters Because He Has ‘No Evidence Of Having Suffered’ Wallace highlighted two clips of Romney from the...
  • ANOTHER Wealth Flub for Romney at NASCAR Race? (Democrats Pounce to show he's out of touch)

    02/27/2012 8:19:55 AM PST · by xzins · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Newser ^ | 27 Feb | Mark Russell
    Democrats quick to use quote to accuse Romney of being out of touch By Mark Russell, Newser Staff (Newser) – Mitt Romney's attempts to show he's just a regular guy continue to go awry. At an appearance at the Daytona 500 yesterday (which was rained out for the first time in history), Romney was asked by an AP reporter if he follows NASCAR. "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners," he replied. No big surprise that Democrats were quick to use the sound bite to paint...
  • Mitt Romney's Radical Economy-killing Policies are Now Being Implemented Nation-wide

    02/26/2012 6:08:12 AM PST · by jenk · 10 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 2/26/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    I have spent a good amount of time researching modern environmentalism, its rabid enthusiasts and its choke-hold on the economy. I didn't ever plan to until a coal plant was proposed in my town, and I watched as government and environmental groups worked shoulder to shoulder to stop it from happening, no matter what accommodations the energy company proposed. So, this video of Mitt Romney means so much to me, and when accidentally finding it a few weeks ago, I dug a little deeper until I realized what a pickle Romney would be in if he becomes President. Romney says...
  • Mitt Romney Tells The Big Lie On Honoring Religious Conscience

    02/25/2012 8:22:32 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Redstate ^ | Friday, February 24th at 2:23PM | Posted by streiff (Diary)
    Over the course of two election cycles I’ve expressed extreme discomfort at the idea of a Mitt Romney presidency. I have a lot of, to me anyway, good reasons. Boiled down to two, though, the are 1) a lack of evidence that he would govern in a way that can be distinguished from Barack Obama in the key areas of judicial appointments and controlling the regulatory impulses of federal agencies and 2) that the man has no compunction about lying about anything. For heaven sakes, he may be the first president in history, and certainly the only in my lifetime,...
  • Romney Denounced by 850 + Rabbis (Denounce Romney as a “Dangerous Homosexualist)

    02/25/2012 5:30:01 PM PST · by xzins · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Rabbinical Alliance of America ^ | 12/26/2011 | RABBI YEHUDA LEVIN
    850 Plus Rabbis at Chanukah Conclave Denounce Romney as a “Dangerous Homosexualist Urge Mormon Church to Sanction Him At a special Chanukah conclave, The Rabbinical Alliance of America, a 70 year old organization of over 850 Orthodox Jewish Rabbis in the United States and Canada, serving approximately one half-million religious Jews, has condemned the decades long pro-homosexual record of former Governor Mitt Romney. Spokesman Rabbi Yehuda Levin declared that “Chanukah commemorates the defeat of the Syrian Greek efforts to impose their pagan culture on the Jewish people. The Jews rejected the intergenerational homosexual activity which was a prominent aspect of...
  • Romney gives Democrats ammunition in Detroit speech, says wife 'drives a couple of Cadillacs'

    02/25/2012 2:19:07 PM PST · by xzins · 112 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 03:49 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney spoke to several empty seats Friday in Detroit, in a speech that offered Democrats more fodder for their attacks and failed to deliver the major economic address his campaign promised. Television cameras showed rows of empty chairs as Romney rehashed many of the policies and quips he’d used in previous speeches, made a few jokes that appeared to fall flat with the audience and said that his wife, Ann, drives “a couple of Cadillacs,” which will likely give Democrats more ammunition for their depiction of him as rich and out of touch. The former Massachusetts governor also repeated...
  • A Stern Warning to the “Conservative Elites” about Mitt Romney

    02/25/2012 1:13:33 PM PST · by xzins · 26 replies · 1+ views
    A Stern Warning to the “Conservative Elites” about Mitt RomneyThrough their silence, the elites are assisting a political cancer that has profound consequences for our children and grandchildrenWe write the following because we must oppose the deception of the American people by powerful and influential conservatives. Many in the conservative grassroots no longer trust the “conservative” media, lawyers and leaders, whom they see as serving the GOP establishment regardless of the will of the conservative base, regardless of the truth. Most of us are not allied with any presidential candidate. But we are troubled by the unethical and Orwellian cover-up...
  • Romney’s “hollow and dispiriting” win last night ("Newt will be the last not-Romney standing")

    02/23/2012 11:49:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 23, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    I posted last night and again this morning that Rick Santorum had a terrible debate. But it’s fair also to point out that many of the shots Romney scored on Santorum were cheap shots, as pointed out by George Neumayr at The American Spectator (h/t reader OccamsrazorX): "Romney, at his most hypocritical, labored hard to present himself as more socially conservative than Santorum, noting that Rick had voted for Planned Parenthood funding. Astonishingly, Santorum missed his chance at a return upper cut. Why didn’t he mention that Romney once gave money to Planned Parenthood from his own pocket? Why didn’t...
  • Mitt Romney: Labor unions play an important role in our society

    02/21/2012 11:24:58 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 29 replies
    hotair ^ | 2/21/12 | tina korbe
    Just as Rick Santorum has pointedly and repeatedly reminded voters that Mitt Romney supported an individual health care mandate and the Wall Street bailouts, so Mitt Romney has sought to remind voters that Rick Santorum has been cozy with Big Labor in the past. In his attacks on Santorum, Romney has sounded unequivocally anti-labor, which no doubt has not helped him much in Michigan. Today, though, the former Massachusetts governor displayed a nuanced perspective on labor unions, characterizing himself as pro-union-worker but anti-union-bosses. His first line — “Labor unions play an important role in our society” — might seem to...
  • Mitt Romney’s Constitutional Theology

    02/15/2012 6:40:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    First Things ^ | February 15, 2012 | James R. Rogers
    Speaking at a campaign event on Monday, February 13 in Mesa, Arizona, Mitt Romney made a bold suggestion about the Constitution and Declaration of Independence: “They're either inspired by God or written by brilliant people or perhaps a combination of both.” Inspired by God? It sounds like just another sop tossed to Tea-Party constitutionalism, but Romney was in fact invoking a longstanding Mormon doctrine which views the U.S. Constitution as not only great, but literally divine.
  • Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban (2004)

    02/13/2012 8:54:11 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 25 replies
    IBerkshires ^ | 7-8-2004
    Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns. 'Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen's groups and gun safety advocates. "These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people." Like the federal assault weapons ban, the state ban, put in place in 1998, was scheduled to expire in September. The new...
  • Day after losses, Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals

    02/08/2012 3:32:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 94 replies
    StarTribune ^ | February 8, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press
    ATLANTA - Mitt Romney says he's a better tea party candidate than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.The former Massachusetts governor lashed out at Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum on Wednesday, the day after losing contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado.Romney says his opponents are members of a Republican Party that had lost its way. He says spending on lawmakers' pet projects doubled under Gingrich, a former House speaker. He says Santorum, a former senator, was a major proponent of that type of spending.Romney says the tea party movement was created to fight Washington insiders who spend too much...
  • Newt Gingrich hits Mitt Romney on gun-rights issues

    02/09/2012 8:00:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    boston.com ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Shira Schoenberg
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich previewed a new line of attack against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney: hitting him on gun rights. In a new web site, romneyguns.com, Gingrich poked fun at Romney for his much-ridiculed 2008 comment that he hunts “small varmints.” The site features a graphic of a suit-wearing Romney holding a gun and wearing a hunting cap. The site charges that Romney supported the Brady Bill, which mandated federal background checks on gun buyers, raised fees for Massachusetts gun owners, and supported tough gun laws in Massachusetts. A Gingrich video shows a series of news clips, including...
  • Police Stop Dogs Against Romney Protester for Having Dog Crate on Car Roof

    02/08/2012 7:00:43 PM PST · by Dajjal · 18 replies
    Dogs Against Romney ^ | 2/7/12 | Rusty
    This image says it all. A Dogs Against Romney Pack Member was stopped by the Littleton, Colorado police yesterday for having a dog crate on the roof of his car. The Pack Member , identified only as "Oredigger," was on his way to protest at a Mitt Romney event yesterday with the crate atop his car carrying a stuffed toy dog when the police officer, believing he was actually transporting a live dog on the roof of his car, stopped him. Says Oredigger, "I was pulled over for suspected animal abuse."
  • 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...