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  • Lech Walesa: Romney Will Restore U.S. Leadership

    07/31/2012 5:23:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2012
    Election 2012: Lech Walesa, the Polish patriot and former president of Poland, and another ally our president has betrayed, endorses the GOP candidate's quest to restore U.S. leadership in the struggle against the world's despots. Walesa knows a thing or too about resisting and defeating collectivist tyranny, and he has no tolerance for those such as President Obama who appease and apologize to it. Unlike Obama, he earned his Nobel Peace Prize by leading the Solidarity movement that brought freedom to a Poland that suffered for decades under the Nazi jackboot, then as part of the Soviet gulag. In May,...
  • Romney Renews His Support For Gun Control, 23 July: "That's the kind of legislation I like"

    07/27/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 133 replies
    27 Jul 12 | Xzins
    Is it possible that Mitt is an inexperienced and undisciplined candidate, or should we begin viewing his comments as trial balloons? The latest possible trial balloon came this past Monday in an interview with Larry Kudlow. In that discussion, Romney relates the situation in Aurora, Colorado to his time in Massachusetts when he was able to ban weapons such as the AR15, one of America's favorite sporting rifles. Romney...the law that we signed in Massachusetts was a combination of efforts both on the part of those that were for additional gun rights and those that opposed gun rights,...Where there are...
  • If the Republican Convention Could be Opened, Who Would You Replace Romney With?

    07/17/2012 5:11:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 214 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 17 Jul 12 | Xzins
    Without going to great lengths to establish that there is continuing dissatisfaction with Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee for the presidency, let us play the game of "What If". What if the convention were to somehow become open? Who would you want to be the Republican nominee? If we were to point out that Romney did not win the support of two-thirds of the primary voters, the reply would be that the process is engineered that way. When there are more than two candidates, one shouldn't be surprised to see a candidate polling much more than a third. That...
  • I Hope Mitt Romney Fails

    07/16/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 146 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | July 16, 2012 | donjuanluis07
    After the election of Barack Obama in 2008, Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves in January 2009 to announce his hope for the failure of Barack Obama's policies. He was very quick to make sure people understood he was not against Obama due to the color of his skin, but solely due to his policies. In the same vein, I would like to announce a similar sentiment. I agree with Rush that Obama's polices should fail, and I hope they do. I also hope that the policies and philosophies of Mitt Romney fail as well.
  • Romney interview with CBS News: Full transcript (Ownership vs Management of Bain Capital)

    07/13/2012 4:18:03 PM PDT · by xzins · 164 replies
    CBS ^ | 13 Jul 12 | Transcript
    On Friday, July 13, 2012, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down for interviews with all five networks following several days of heightened criticisms over his time at the private equity firm Bain Capital. Romney defended his work there to CBS News chief political correspondent Jan Crawford, and said the president owes him an apology for his campaign's "reckless and absurd" accusations. Below is a transcript of the full interview. Video clips are also available at CBSNews.com. JAN CRAWFORD: Governor Romney, the Obama campaign is saying that you either committed a felony by lying to the SEC or you...
  • Pew poll: Obama 50, Romney 43

    07/13/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 125 replies
    UPI ^ | July 12, 2012 | UPI
    U.S. President Barack Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney 50-43 among registered voters nationwide, a poll released Thursday found. snip Obama is favored by 88 percent of Democrats while 89 percent of Republicans favor Romney, who leads among independent voters 46 percent to 45 percent for Obama. The poll found 34 percent of Romney backers said they support him strongly, while 64 percent of Obama voters said they support him strongly. snip Unemployment remains the No. 1 issue for voters overall. Forty-six percent said they favored Romney on the issue, and 42 percent favored Obama. However, Romney has gone...
  • Romney To Black Americans: Get Off Dem Plantation

    07/12/2012 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 12, 2012 | Editor
    Politics: The GOP candidate showed the content of his character at the NAACP convention by not pandering to blacks beset by illegitimacy, poverty, crime and joblessness — and an indifferent president who stayed away. For refusing to pander to black voters in his speech to the NAACP convention, Mitt Romney was accused by MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell of pandering to his white base. The speech, O'Donnell insisted, was part of a GOP "Southern strategy" used to appeal to "racial and racist voting." Over at the Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky came unhinged, contending that Romney's attempt to describe the plight of...
  • Romney Steps on a Duck in NAACP Speech (Romney Puts Sexual Orientation on Par with Race, Creed)

    07/12/2012 7:10:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 147 replies
    Conservative Hq ^ | 12 Jul 12 | CHQ Staff
    It seems every time presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gets conservatives looking his way, he does something to turn them off and remind them that one of the greatest concerns they had about him during the primary season was his soft record on the conservative social agenda. ...snip Romney’s speech to the NAACP was an otherwise unremarkable repetition of his standard campaign pitch until he got to this line, ... “…I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed and sexual orientation. From the poorest to the richest and everyone in between." Of course, the President represents “all...
  • Where Mormonism meets Scientology

    07/06/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/6/2012 | Damian Thompson
    We can take it for granted that Tom Cruise – whose divorce proceedings are already such a catastrophe for Scientology – will never talk in public about Xenu. The existence of this intergalactic emperor, who flourished c 75,000,000 BC, was top secret until the Church’s enemies took to the internet. Advice to journalists: if you ask Cruise about Xenu, the doors of Hollywood (where the Church wields immense influence) will slam in your face. On the other hand, it’s safe to ask any Scientologist about Kolob. This is the star, or possibly planet, that is closest to the throne of...
  • Romney(Care) Complicates GOP Push To Label ‘Obamacare’ A Tax (Huge Tax Increase in Massachusetts?)

    07/06/2012 5:22:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 84 replies
    TPM ^ | July 1, 2012 | Sahil Kapur
    Republicans are seizing on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold ‘Obamacare’ under Congress’s taxing power to accuse Democrats of raising taxes on the middle class. But they’re finding it difficult to square that with the fact that their presidential nominee enacted the same concept as governor of Massachusetts. Although Mitt Romney has vowed to repeal ‘Obamacare’, his 2006 law includes the same core elements, including the mandate to purchase insurance or pay a fine. In 2009, Romney wrote in a USA Today op-ed that he used “tax penalties” to achieve the objective of broadening coverage. On Fox News Sunday, Senate...
  • Romney Sides with Rubio on Obama’s Immigration Action

    06/15/2012 1:52:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | June 15, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    Mitt Romney criticized President Obama’s decision to give legal status to young adult illegal immigrants today, saying that the executive action had made it “more difficult” to bring about a “long-term solution.” ........................................................ UPDATE: It’s worth noting that, according to a couple of reporters, Romney was asked if he would reverse Obama’s order if he was elected — and didn’t respond.
  • Romney: Obama immigration move makes long term fix harder

    06/15/2012 2:02:30 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 99 replies
    cnn ^ | 6-15-12 | Romney
    "I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered, and should be solved on a long term basis so they know what their future would be in this country," Romney said after a campaign stop in Milford, New Hampshire. "I would like to seek legislation that deals with this issue and I happen to agree with Marco Rubio as he looked at, considered this issue, he said that this is an important matter that we have to find a long term solution," Romney said. "I think...
  • Mitt Romney worked to combat climate change as governor (He turned to John Holdren for advice?

    06/13/2012 8:55:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/13/2012 | Neela Banerjee
    During his first 18 months as governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney spent considerable time hammering out a sweeping climate change plan to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions... Before doing an about-face toward the end of his term as he began to prepare for his first run for president, Romney pushed to close coal-fired plants, encourage the development of renewable energy and contain sprawl - steps similar to some President Obama has taken. Indeed, one of Romney's top environmental staffers, Gina McCarthy, now runs the air pollution unit of the EPA under Obama. John Holdren, a scientist Romney turned to...
  • Clark County GOP erects billboard touting Ron Paul, deriding Mitt Romney

    06/04/2012 4:26:44 PM PDT · by redreno · 11 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 06/04/2012 | By Jon Ralston
    It sits at Decatur and Russell in Las Vegas, a stark reminder of the Ron Paul takeover of the Republican Party in the state's largest county. The message is unmistakable: Ron Paul is like Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney is like George W. Bush. The latter is not meant kindly, I assure you. Also advertised on the billboard is Oathkeepers, a group calli
  • IPR Interview: Virgil Goode Makes His Case to Ron Paul Supporters (And Principled Conservatives)

    05/30/2012 9:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 87 replies
    IPR ^ | 30 May 12 | Peter Gemma
    Freelance writer Peter Gemma (cf. http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_22_3/tsc_22_3_gemma.shtml and http://www.quarterly-review.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/QRGemma.pdf) talked policy and politics with Virgil Goode, the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. Goode, who received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, served in the Virginia Army National Guard (1969-1975), as a member of the Virginia Senate (1973-1997), and in the U.S. House of Representatives (1996-2008). Gemma was acting a special corespondent for Independent Political Report.  IPR: Thanks Congressman for taking time off the campaign trail to talk with the Independent Political Report. What’s the latest news from the front lines?Goode: We just got back from gathering...
  • (Real Clear Politics) General Election: Romney vs. Obama (Romney Losing by 1.9%)

    05/25/2012 5:28:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 24, 2012 | rcp
    Poll Date Sample Obama (D) Romney (R) Spread RCP Average 5/9 - 5/23 -- 45.5 43.6 Obama +1.9 Rasmussen Tracking 5/21 - 5/23 1500 LV 45 44 Obama +1 Gallup Tracking 5/17 - 5/23 3050 RV 47 46 Obama +1 ABC News/Wash Post 5/17 - 5/20 874 RV 49 46 Obama +3 NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 5/16 - 5/20 RV 47 43 Obama +4 FOX News 5/13 - 5/15 913 RV 46 39 Obama +7 Mason-Dixon 5/10 - 5/14 1000 LV 44 47 Romney +3 Wash Times/JZ Analytics 5/11 - 5/12 800 LV 43 44 Romney +1 IBD/CSM/TIPP 5/9 -...
  • A (Virgil)'Goode' plan to save American jobs

    05/22/2012 7:05:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 315 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 21 May 12 | WND
    Listen to interview at: http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/a-goode-plan-to-save-american-jobs/?cat_orig=money As President Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney remain locked in a virtual dead heat, is there any room for a third party to make a statement or even be competitive in 2012? That’s the hope of the Constitution Party and its nominee, Virgil Goode. Goode says Obama’s spending is completely out of control but Republican proposals are also not good enough because he says the budget needs to be balanced now and not in a few years or a couple of generations from now. “I would submit a balanced budget if elected president,...
  • The Differences are Clear (Goode, Romney, or Obama)

    05/20/2012 7:31:52 PM PDT · by xzins · 89 replies
  • Mitt Romney holds fundraiser with manufacturer of the Morning After Pill

    05/19/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 415 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    MIAMI, FLORIDA – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scheduled a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of Phil Frost, the executive of the company that makes the Morning After Pill, on Wednesday night. Plan B One-Step is produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Frost’s company.
  • Romney rejects using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright against Obama

    05/17/2012 11:21:21 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 62 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 17, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney says he rejects efforts to use President Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, insisting the campaign should remain focused on the economy. "I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they've described," Romney said in an interview with Townhall.com. "I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity—particularly for those in the middle class of America."
  • EXCLUSIVE: Romney 'Repudiates' Conservative Group's Planned Rev. Wright Attacks

    05/17/2012 2:29:46 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 5/17/2012 | Guy Benson
    May 17, 2012 EXCLUSIVE: Romney 'Repudiates' Conservative Group's Planned Rev. Wright Attacks By Guy Benson 5/17/2012 In an exclusive interview with Townhall, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney rebuked a conservative group that is reportedly planning to assail President Obama over his 20-year relationship with controversial Chicago pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright: "I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they've described. I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity -- particularly for those in the middle class...
  • Mark Levin slams Romney for savaging Newt yet pulling back against Obama with Rev. Wright

    05/17/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 148 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Levin is livid over the fact that Romney repudiated anything to do with bringing up Rev. Wright in this campaign even though in the primaries he went full throttle against Newt Gingrich, even with false attack ads:
  • Voting for Romney (D-Mass.): The Worst Mistake a Conservative Could Make

    05/16/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 351 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 7 Apr 12 | LD
     Thanks to LD for allowing me to publish this lengthy article that is mirror-posted at The Country Thinker. It will be shocking to some, but I have been accused (politely) of being crazy, insane, and a variety of similar expressions over my political positions. This is my rebuttal to explain in detail why I am not.I don’t normally post on Saturday, but I had a conversation with a political consultant friend of mine on Thursday and what we discussed is just too critical to let slide. (I can’t mention his name because he does paying work for the Big Two;...
  • Romney's boilerplate message on marriage at Liberty U: conservatives are being taken for a ride

    05/14/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    5/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why the lack of pounding home this message at Liberty U? If he could take the time to say that marriage is "the relationship between one man and one woman" he could have used this occasion to pound the message home that he will push for a constitutional amendment that says that marriage shall be between one man and one woman. Some might say that there was no need to since Romney is not going to focus on social issues like this, as this would be a distraction and all. But that argument doesn't hold water, because if he could...
  • (Virgil)Goode: Romney ‘father of homosexual marriages’ (Constitution Party Candidate)

    05/14/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 197 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 12 May 12 | Augusta Free Press
    Former Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode blasted presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as “the father of homosexual marriages” in a statement released to the news media on the eve of Romney’s visit to Liberty University this weekend. Goode, now running for president on the Constitution Party ticket, referred to Romney’s move as Massachusetts governor to issue same-sex marriage licenses in the wake of a state-court ruling. “Gov. Romney did not stand fast in favor of traditional marriage,” said Goode, who lost his Fifth District seat in 2008 to Democrat Tom Perriello. Goode said he has been a “consistent supporter...
  • ROMNEY FLIP-FLOPS ON GAY ADOPTION

    05/13/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 | Fox
    A day after Mitt Romney said he was “fine” with gay adoption, he took it back. Suddenly, it’s not “fine.” He said on Thursday: “And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child — in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something that people have a right to do. But to call that ‘marriage’ is something that, in my view, is a departure from the real meaning of that word.” On Friday,he was asked, in...
  • Romney says he's "fine" with gay couples adopting children

    05/11/2012 6:50:11 AM PDT · by Above My Pay Grade · 58 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Walt Cronkite
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he is "fine" with gay couples adopting children. The presumptive nominee also declined to criticize President Obama's reversal on the issue, saying he would "respect the right of the president to reach the conclusion he has." In his most detailed comments to date on the issue of civil rights for gay people, Romney told Fox News television host Neil Cavuto, "I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That's fine. But my preference is that we ... continue to define marriage as...
  • Liberty's choice of Romney leads to angry student response

    05/11/2012 9:36:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Apr 12 | Laura Bernardini and Dan Merica
    Liberty University students and alumni are accusing the Christian school of violating its own teachings by asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose adherents are called Mormons, to deliver its 2012 commencement address. By Friday morning, more than 700 comments had been posted on the school's Facebook page about the Thursday announcement - a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isn’t part of the Christian faith. “I can’t support Romney and I am happy I decided...
  • Romney's Views On Gay Marriage: Also Evolving?

    05/11/2012 7:25:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | May 10, 2012 | Tovia Smith
    Unlike Obama, Romney says he hasn't changed at all. "I have the same view that I've had since running for office," he said. But that could depend on which office he means. Back when Romney was running for the U.S. Senate, he promised to be a champion for "full equality" for gays and lesbians — which many understood to include even gay marriage. "His campaign distributed at the gay pride parade pink flyers that asserted that he would be a better and a stronger advocate than Ted Kennedy," recalls lobbyist Arlene Isaacson. "Once he became governor and had his eye...
  • List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts

    05/09/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    -Romney willfully authorized tax-funded elective abortions (from the Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh at UndergroundJournal.net) The following attorneys, law professors and other holders of advanced degrees in law or constitutional theory are among the many who state here (or have previously stated in their own words) that Romney's claim that judges somehow changed Massachusetts' marriage laws and he was "forced" or had legal authority to bypass the Legislature and violate the marriage statutes with his orders imposing homosexual "marriage" in Massachusetts, is legally absurd and false.* Most have also stated that -- based on his record -- Mitt Romney is...
  • Romney Calls for National Standard Upholding Traditional Marriage [backs gay adoption]

    05/10/2012 4:07:42 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 10 replies
    NRO (Corner) ^ | May 10, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    Mitt Romney stated today that he wanted marriage defined on the federal level as being between a man and woman only, but also noted that he backs gay adoption. “Let me make it very clear, which is that my preference would be to have a national standard that defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman,” Romney told Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto. Referring to domestic partnership benefits, Romney added, “That would then allow states to determine what rights would be provided for people of the same gender that wanted to have a relationship.” “I believe that...
  • Romney: Gay couples should have right to adopt

    05/10/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 270 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he believes gay couples should be allowed to adopt children, even as he reiterated his view that marriage is defined as a relationship between a man and a woman. In an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox Business Network, Romney was asked whether he believes the gay marriage debate is a new civil rights movement, as some Democrats have framed the issue. “I don’t see it in that light,” Romney responded. “I believe my record as a person who has supported civil rights is strong and powerful. At the same time,...
  • 50 Years Later, a Bullying Case Snares Romney

    05/10/2012 7:08:30 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 76 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | May 10, 2012 | ASHLEY PARKER and JODI KANTOR
    The day after President Obama endorsed gay marriage, Mitt Romney found himself responding to allegations that as a teenager he taunted a prep school classmate who later came out as gay.
  • Former Vatican Ambassadors, pro-family advocates misrepresent Romney record on defense of marriage

    05/10/2012 7:42:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 75 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 10 Jan 12 | BostonCatholic
    MITT ROMNEY SINGLEHANDEDLY CREATED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN MASSACHUSETTS January 10, 2012 !!!! by bostoncatholicinsider http://bostoncatholicinsider.wordpress.com/In our post yesterday, “Pro-family advocates misrepresent Romney’s record on life, marriage,” we talked about how the Boston Pilot had erred by publishing an endorsement of a political candidate on the front page of the archdiocesan newspaper (“Pro-family advocates defend Romney’s record on life, marriage.”) Furthermore, the letter referenced in the article, and signed by former Vatican embassadors, Mary Ann Glendon and Ray Flynn, and former Mass Catholic Conference head, Gerry D’Avolio, contains a series of incorrect statements or flat-out misrepresentations of facts and reality.Yesterday we talked...
  • Romney’s denials about homophobic assault are despicable

    05/10/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 149 replies
    NY ALTNEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Cliff Weathers
    There may be a good reason voters can’t get a good bead on Mitt Romney. And it may be because the real Romney has a troubled, sadistic history. High School classmates of Romney recall an incident that’s disturbing to its core. Romney, then a popular senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School in Michigan, disapproved of classmate John Lauber’s long, blond locks, which Romney allegedly took as a clue that Lauber was a homosexual. So Romney assembled a posse of bullies and held the boy down and brutally chopped off his hair. “He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look...
  • Romney's True Character

    05/10/2012 11:28:34 AM PDT · by Mich1193 · 20 replies
    http://liberty.com ^ | 05/10/2012 | Liberty.com
    Yep, character does matter, and what we have been hearing in the media recently has been quite shocking. I thought you might like to see another side of one of the candidates. It appears there is more to the Bain Capital story than is being told, so I hope this story below is informative. Romney's character.... This facet of Romney's personality isn't so subtle. In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared. She had attended a rave party in New York City and gotten high on ecstasy. Three days later, her distraught...
  • Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents

    05/10/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05-10-12 | Jason Horowitz
    Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it. “He can’t look like...
  • Breaking: Romney apologizes for high-school pranks

    05/10/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 183 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Thankfully, our long national nightmare is over: Mitt Romney apologized on Thursday morning for pranks he helped orchestrate in high school that he said “might have gone too far,” including an incident in which he pinned down a fellow student and cut his hair.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was responding to an article published a few hours earlier by The Washington Post documenting the episode with first-hand accounts from Romney’s classmates.“Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that,” Romney said in a live radio interview...
  • Can a mandate that says that marriage shall be between one man and one woman be federalized?

    05/10/2012 4:27:36 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    5/10/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    If this mandate can be federalized, via a federal constitutional amendment that says that marriage shall only be between one man and one woman, then why did RNC head Reince Priebus say on Andrea Mitchell Reports the following: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own." If Romney had not signed the pledge some time back that called for a federal constitutional amendment that...
  • Obama & Gay Marriage: Is GOP best response: "Romney did it too" OR "Romney did it First"?

    05/10/2012 6:33:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 10 May 12 | Xzins
    Barack Obama has come out of the closet....at least about gay marriage. Until now he has kept Willie and Pete stuffed in a corner behind Moochelle's expensive sweaters and shoes. Tiring of hiding them, and with so much cash and positive media coverage at stake, he finally ushered them out into the limelight as his version of North Carolina smackdown. How dare those yokel Tarheels vote down gay marriage! Damn hillbillies! Republicans have rallied to North Carolina's side! Uhhh....wait a minute...last night's Fox News "Red Eye" spent most of the showing demeaning all things North Carolina decision as well. How...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC (Romney doesn't support federal ban of gay marriage

    05/09/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/7/2012 | mc
    RNC Chairman reince Priebus on MSNBC (May 7, 2012) [1:57-2:32] Andrea Mitchell: "Let me ask you about this whole issue of gay marriage and give you a chance to respond... what is the latest position of Mitt Romney and Republicans on this issue [same-sex marriage]?" Reince Priebus: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own..."
  • Is Romney Losing the Enthusiasm Race? (Tea Party Not Excited about Mitt)

    05/08/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 93 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 7 May 12 | CHQ Staff
    The first USA TODAY/Gallup Swing States Poll since the GOP settled on moderate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as its presumptive Presidential nominee shows an interesting dynamic for Romney and the GOP. After the Republican Party nominated one of the most moderate candidates in the field, enthusiasm for Romney is down among self-identified GOP moderates and Romney’s likely victory or defeat now hinges on “swing states” where Tea Party backed candidates made strong showings in the 2010 Tea Party wave election. Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin are the swing...
  • Indiana, N Carolina, and W Va Test Romney and Paul Support (Vote PAUL to show Romney's Weakness)

    05/08/2012 6:54:16 AM PDT · by xzins · 98 replies
    UMN ^ | May 7, 2012 | Eric Ostermeier
    Tuesday's primaries are three of the nine contests in the 2008 and 2012 cycles held when the presumptive GOP nominee and Ron Paul were the only active candidates left in the race While the most closely-watched contest on Tuesday may be the Indiana Republican U.S. Senate primary battle between six-term incumbent Dick Lugar and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock, there will still be a few things to keep an eye on at the top of the ticket in the Hoosier State, North Carolina, and West Virginia. For these three presidential primaries will be the first in which Mitt Romney faces only...
  • What Will Ron Paul Do? (Libertarian Johnson Pulling Votes from Romney)

    05/08/2012 6:42:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | 4 Apr 12 | Roger Stone
    WHAT WILL RON PAUL DO? By Roger Stone In 1977 as Treasurer of the National Conservative Political Action Committee, I went to Houston Texas to work in the Special Election campaign of Ron Paul, the first time he was elected to Congress. I have long admired his faith in and consistent support of the US Constitution and the proper limits of government. I have also always admired his willingness to go against the grain and sometimes tell the unpopular truth. Congress Paul was a little disingenuous when he told the Washington Post that he would decide about an independent candidacy...
  • Republican delegation divided at state convention in Sparks

    05/05/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 11:15 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon (contact)
    A deeply divided contingent of more than 1,200 Republicans has gathered at a Sparks casino to elect delegates to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. Within an hour of the convention being gaveled open, accusations of fake ballots, scuffles over seating and brief disagreements over rules erupted. Overall, however, business proceeded rather smoothly with a delegation that seemed tipped toward Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who is scheduled to speak this afternoon. Josh Romney, whose father Mitt Romney is the presumed GOP nominee, gave a brief speech to the crowd, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama. “This is a very...
  • Incumbents Polling Below 50 Percent Often Win Re-Election, Despite Conventional Wisdom

    05/03/2012 10:50:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct 2010 | NATE SILVER
    If you combine the three types of incumbents — House, Senate, governor — they had a record of 66-17, which equates to a winning percentage of 80 percent. Depending on how you define the term, they may not have been “safe” for re-election — but certainly, most were favorites. There is also not any particular evidence that, as Mr. Trende suggests, the majority of the undecided vote broke against the incumbents. On average, the incumbent candidates led by 8.1 points in the polls with 30 days to go; they won their elections by an average of 7.2 points. That’s not...
  • (RCP) Battle for White House: 253 Obama, Toss Ups 115, Romney 170 (Obama only 17 Short)

    05/03/2012 9:24:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3 May 12 | RCP
    Leans Obama Maine (4) Michigan (16) Minnesota (10) Nevada (6) New Jersey (14) New Mexico (5) Oregon (7) Pennsylvania (20) Wisconsin (10) Toss Up Arizona (11) Colorado (9) Florida (29) Iowa (6) Missouri (10) New Hampshire (4) North Carolina (15) Ohio (18) Virginia (13) Leans Romney Georgia (16) Indiana (11) Montana (3) South Carolina (9)
  • Election 2012: The Core Four States: Obama 46%, Romney 43%

    05/03/2012 8:37:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 2, 12 | Rasmussen Reports
    With the Republican primary race all but settled, President Obama still holds a slight lead over likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney in combined polling of the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. New Rasmussen Reports telephone surveying of Likely Voters in the so-called Core Four states finds that Obama picks up 46% support to Romney’s 43%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 1,271 Likely Voters in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia was conducted on April 16-30, 2012 by...
  • Mitt Romney’s Stance on Abortion, from the National Pro-Life Alliance

    05/02/2012 7:40:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 69 replies
    National Pro Life Alliamce ^ | Apr 29, 2012 | Martin E. Fox
    A recently released book on Mitt Romney clearly supports the importance of voting pro life. And how especially important it will be to elect real pro-life heroes in the U.S House and Senate. Unfortunately, the case of Mitt Romney is typical of too many politicians. It shows that you and I must never stop putting heat on all the politicians to support sweeping pro-life protections, because all too often their positions seem to change when, either as a candidate, or as an office holder, he or she believes that the prevailing wind has shifted. Now I believe wholeheartedly in St....
  • Romney: My Individual Mandate Health Care Plan Is Conservative

    04/29/2012 2:16:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 142 replies
    Mitt Romney ^ | March 23, 2010 | CNN
    Romney boasts that his anti-liberty government forced compulsory health insurance plan is "conservative." And he says "all of my positions are conservative." That would be forced/mandated compulsory health insurance (google Reagan on compulsory health insurance for the truth), homosexuals in the military, gun control, liberal judges, TARP, bailouts, too big to fail, the government takeover of GM, stimulus spending, global warming, planned parenthood, abortion, Roe v Wade, homosexual marriage, etc, etc, etc, all of which he has supported or still does. Conservative my foot. I guess lying is conservative too? Romney is a total fraud!!