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  • Conservative site [Free Republic] on Romney: 'Enemies of the constitution ... are not welcome here'

    10/31/2011 8:11:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 303 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 103111 | Ben Smith
    In an email to POLITICO this afternoon, Robinson admitted that the site routinely blocks Romney supporters from posting -- and offered no apologies for the practice: Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Governor Romney is none of the above. His record is that of an abortionist, gay rights pushing, gun grabbing, global warming advocating, big government, mandate loving, constitution trampling, flip-flopping liberal progressive with no core values. That and the fact that he is the chief architect and advocate for ObamaCare disqualifies him for any consideration whatsoever on Free Republic as a potential nominee...
  • Senator: 'Obamacare' will hurt rural hospitals (Graham praises Obama, Romney)

    10/30/2011 9:32:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    The Times & Democrat, Orangeburg, SC ^ | 2011-10-31 | Gene Zaleski
    (snip) Graham said it is crucial for the U.S. to continue to support Israel, and said the president has "thrown Israel under the bus" by talking about settlements and pre-1967 borders. "It is our best friend in the Middle East," Graham said. He did praise the president for sending military advisers into Uganda.Graham said he is hoping to hear more on foreign policy from the Republican presidential candidates. "Rick Santorum is speaking like Ronald Reagan better than anybody else on peace and strength," Graham said. "Ronald Reagan confronted the challenges of his time. He did not isolate America." Graham declined...
  • Lindsey Graham on 2012 (McLame's lap dog pushes Rudy for VP) (Barf Alert!)

    09/17/2011 3:04:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-09-16 | Robert Costa
    (snip) Beyond South Carolina, Graham thinks the GOP should look to all corners of the country, “our pretty deep pool,” for its vice-presidential nominee. The Northeast, he predicts, could be the place to find a leader who balances the ticket. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, he says, would be excellent. Or, if Republicans were looking to Florida, freshman Sen. Marco Rubio, “a good guy, would obviously be very helpful.” Those two names, I say, are obvious. Graham smiles and floats another: Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor. “I know it would create problems on the social side,” he...
  • GOP big pushes Giuliani for vice prez (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    08/28/2011 8:35:50 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2011-08-22 | Fredric U. Dicker
    One of New York's best-known Republicans is calling on pres idential hopeful Rick Perry to choose Rudy Giuliani as his running mate for next year's election. Former state GOP Chairman William Powers, a longtime Giuliani friend and a key player in his first mayoral election in 1993, told The Post that such a move by Perry could deliver key swing states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio to the Republicans. "He'd be the best No. 2 anybody in the world could pick," said Powers, who has a longstanding relationship with leading Texas Republicans like Karl Rove, former President George W....
  • Giuliani met with McCain as former mayor mulls 2012 bid (Rudy praises McCain for respecting Obama)

    06/02/2011 5:01:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-02 | Michael O'Brien
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said he met in recent weeks with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) as Giuliani mulls a second run for president. Giuliani said on conservative talker Sean Hannity's radio show that he'd met recently with McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, and come away with the conclusion that it'd be better to focus on primary states if he were to run again.Giuliani's campaign is widely seen to have stumbled because of his focus on the Republican primary in Florida, at the expense of earlier, traditional contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. By the...
  • Is Rudy Giuliani a 2012 dark horse?

    12/22/2010 7:09:21 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 124 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/22/10 | Christian Heinze
    As a 2008 primary front-runner, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tanked. But as a 2012 dark horse, he could do surprisingly well. It’s not because Giuliani has shifted; it’s because the Republican Party has. The 2010 election was less about social conservatism than it was fiscal conservatism, and that aligns with Giuliani’s socially moderate and fiscally conservative ideology. There is another promising wind of change blowing Giuliani’s way, one that’s less ideological. This isn’t the era of kinder, gentler politicians. This is the age of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and...
  • Not Huckabee, Not Romney, Giuliani, or McCain

    07/14/2010 8:12:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    SODERSTROME.COM ^ | July 8, 2010 | Erik Soderstrom
    With two years until the next presidential election, several of the Republican candidates from the 2008 election cycle are trying to posture themselves for another run at the GOP nomination. To be blunt, none of the major players from the last election should be anywhere near the 2012 nomination. They have too many skeletons and too little backbone. Huckabee is a committed social conservative. From what I have seen, he is devoutly religious, and often shares his views about faith. Huckabee seems like a nice guy, a good neighbor. But America is not craving a social conservative. We don’t need...
  • CA 2010: Giuliani endorses Whitman in Calif governor's race [ewwww]

    10/07/2009 11:07:00 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 942+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-07
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former New York City mayor and one-time GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani is endorsing Meg Whitman's bid for the gubernatorial nomination in California. In a statement released Wednesday by Whitman's campaign, Giuliani says he believes the former eBay chief executive could help re-energize the Republican party's grassroots.
  • Romney Urges Republicans to 'Stand Up' to Obama's Policies [as he extols the virtues of Romney Care]

    07/01/2009 8:31:12 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 150 replies · 3,217+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2009-07-01
    (snip) On health care, Romney pointed to the successes of his own plan but criticized Obama's for its emphasis on a public option. "The president's plan makes an enormous error by saying we're going to put government into the insurance business. We got everyone in Massachusetts insured and we did it without putting government into the insurance business," he said. "We said instead we're going to help people get private free enterprise kind of insurance they can buy from a number of different companies." He said the system led to plunging premiums while offering a healthy choice of options for...
  • Ex-Mitt Romney czar admits tryst with reporter

    06/24/2009 8:31:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,429+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2009-06-23 | Jessica Fargen
    A former Romney administration public safety czar and Bay State police chief is scrambling to save his reputation after he was caught in an embarrassing scandal over an affair with a reporter covering him in his new post as Milwaukee’s top cop. Edward A. Flynn, who was Springfield police commissioner before becoming Milwaukee’s police chief in January 2008, was forced to publicly acknowledge the “painful truth” of the illicit tryst after intimate e-mail exchanges with the journalist surfaced and were published in a Brew City newspaper. The married reporter, Jessica McBride, 39, a college journalism lecturer and freelancer, and Flynn,...
  • Gingrich signs on to GOP re-branding effort [McCain-Romney NC4NA] [RINO Party]

    05/19/2009 2:40:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies · 1,092+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has signed on to the latest high-profile effort to re-brand the Republican Party — but don't expect to see him take a major leadership role for the National Council for a New America, or make a starring appearance at any of the events on the group's national tour. Organizers of the effort, spearheaded by House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, originally told reporters that Gingrich had not been included in the newly-launched group because his 527, American Solutions, was a partisan entity. (The organization describes itself as a "tri-partisan" network.) Gingrich supporters dismissed...
  • RNC fills two key posts [with McCainiac/Romneybot, Ghouliani RINOs]

    05/08/2009 3:25:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,108+ views
    (CNN) — The Republican National Committee Thursday named two veterans of the 2008 presidential campaign to serve in the key posts of press secretary and research director.
  • If Mitt Romney is in, I'm out!

    04/30/2009 11:50:51 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,277 replies · 21,146+ views
    Declaration of Independence | April 30, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Yeah, I know. Said some similar things about Bush in 2000. But at least he was pro-life, pro-family, etc, and thank God we supported him over the idiot All Green Gore. Said similar things about McCain in 2008. But when asked the question "when does human life begin?," and he unabashedly stated, "At conception, of course," I had to take notice. Then when he announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, I decided to support her. I voted for Sarah (and the white haired old geezer that came along with the package). But Romney is a NO go. And I...
  • Thompson stirs rivals with immigration plan

    10/24/2007 10:07:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies · 77+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 24, 2007 | Michael Levenson
    Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson yesterday staked out one of the toughest plans on the campaign trail to curb illegal immigration, trying to reignite the issue among the GOP faithful who rose up in revolt against a more moderate approach in Congress earlier this year. Highlighting what he believes are key vulnerabilities for his main rivals, Thompson called for stripping federal funds from cities and states that do not report illegal immigrants and criticized Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney for allowing so-called sanctuary cities in New York and Massachusetts. The first principle of Thompson's plan is "No Amnesty," a clear...

    10/22/2007 11:07:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 129+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 22, 2007 | Mark Murray
    The Boston Globe’s lead: "The eight Republican candidates for president held a fiery debate last night filled with charges and confrontations about who is a true conservative and "real Republican" as they defended their stands on issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and taxes." The Los Angeles Times headlines the Thompson-Giuliani skirmishes. And it adds, "With groans and cheers, more than 3,000 spectators in the convention hall punctuated the scrappy back-and-forth among the candidates." The New York Times: “The debate stood out for the intensity and personal nature of the exchanges, as Republicans tried to distinguish themselves — a tactic...
  • Lessons learned, and relearned, and relearned...

    10/15/2007 10:56:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 218 replies · 285+ views
    10/16/2007 | Jim Robinson
    I'm sure we've all learned many lessons recently on who to elect or not elect. I'm going to start with a few and hope other FReepers add to and expand on the list (don't ask me how I know about these): Never ever compromise with the liberals. Compromise with liberals is a one way street. They win, we lose. I've never seen the liberals compromise with us for less socialism and more freedom. Never ever negotiate for your rights. You already own them. They can't give you any additional rights and any you give up are gone for good. Hold...
  • Why The Media Is So Afraid of Fred Thompson

    10/15/2007 11:20:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 128+ views
    Web Commentary ^ | October 15, 2007 | Andrew T. Durham
    Not being in the middle of it all gives me a rather unique advantage. That means I have no one to answer to for my views. I just watch things, and then I talk about them. In other words, this means I don’t have to lie about my biases in order to keep some false sense of objectivity alive for the gullible. In other words, I’m no Chris Matthews. Let me start then with the current batch of presidential hopefuls: Folks - meaning the current Republican candidates - you really need to watch out for Fred Thompson. None of you...
  • The Dean Wing of the Republican Party (Mitt Romney)

    10/15/2007 10:19:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 108+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 16, 2007 | Debra Saunders
    It's pretty clear that Mitt Romney made a big mistake over the weekend when he told voters that he speaks for "the Republican wing of the Republican Party." Romney handed rivals Rudy Giuliani and John McCain the opportunity to remind GOP primary voters about the Old Romney, who was pro-abortion rights and courted gay voters when he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, then successfully for governor of Massachusetts. That's the Romney, who while debating Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1994, proclaimed: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush." Of course the...
  • Why 'lazy' Fred Thompson may have a shot (A "positive" hit piece)

    10/11/2007 2:52:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 1,505+ views
    Fortune ^ | October 11 2007 | David Whitford
    Here's my anonymously sourced, second-hand Fred Thompson story that confirms the conventional wisdom. Takes place at a dinner in Washington last winter. Thompson is sitting next to a Hollywood insider who asks him, Why weren't you interested in being president of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America)? Look, Thompson says. Dick Wolf (creator of "Law and Order") pays me a lot of money to work two days a week. Why would I work for less money and work six days a week? Okay, says the insider, I get that. Then a few weeks later comes the news that Thompson...
  • Mitt Romney: A Changed Man--Ideological Turnabout Has Critics Wondering: Who Is This Guy?

    10/10/2007 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 719+ views
    CBS News ^ | October 10, 2007 | David Segal
    Like every great sales pitch, Mitt Romney's case for Mitt Romney is low on the hard sell. At the Sheraton Hotel here one recent morning, the boasting is handled by a former governor of South Carolina, who opens this "Ask Mitt Anything" session with a precis of the candidate's career. This includes academic achievements (Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School "in four years!") and election as governor of Massachusetts in 2002, which is described in a tone befitting a miracle. "He ran for governor in the bluest state of all blue states," says James Edwards, "the bluest state you...