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Can this get any funnier? Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early!
Red State ^ | April 16, 2012 | noprisoners Diary

Posted on 04/16/2012 1:53:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special “Presidential Inaugural retreat,” planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November.

The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as “Romney Victory,” a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO.

Those donors will be named “Founding Members” of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered “yet to be determined access at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August.”

They will also “have preferred status at the first Presidential Inaugural retreat,” the email says…

But Romney already appears to be preparing to open his nascent administration to his top financial supporters, the email from Stormont suggests, and the email contains an unusual combination of promises of access and early measuring of the presidential drapes. It also lays out the cost of other levels of access. At one Georgia fundraiser, for instance, $10,000 is required to “get a photo with Governor Romney.”

A cool $50,000 reserves your seat at the “presidential inaugural retreat. [The copy of the email obtained by BuzzFeed was forwarded by Richard Stormont, a former executive at the Marriott hotel chain, on whose board Romney sat.]

I am astounded not only by the arrogance, but also the haste to have himself *deemed* the Republican nominee.


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1 posted on 04/16/2012 1:53:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now that’s a stupid idea.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 1:54:37 AM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sickening, just sickening.

He has the personality of a dictator.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 1:57:37 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Ronin
Romney is full of "stupid."

‘Don’t Let It Fester’: Romney’s Tax Return Delay Could Bode Badly [six-month extension]

4 posted on 04/16/2012 1:58:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SatinDoll
....."$10,000 is required to “get a photo with Governor Romney.”

The same as Michelle Obama was asking (5 in a group) at a DNC Chicago fundraiser last fall.

And Newt is ridiculed for asking $100 to help finance his primary campaign.

5 posted on 04/16/2012 2:07:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is akin to the Golden State Warriors selling tickets to their “upcoming” NBA championship party.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 2:07:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: All
Newt Gingrich to hold forum in Richardson [Texas this Monday] “Former House Speaker and Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is scheduled to hold a public forum Monday in Richardson.

The meeting is set for 4 p.m. at Pappasito's Cantina, 723 Central Expressway. Space is limited and the audience will be part of a 30-mintue question and answer period.”……..

Fred Grandy Interviews Newt Gingrich [Secure Freedom Radio] "Presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich shares his foreign policy strategy for Middle East. Gingrich touches on every country of the region from Iran to Saudi Arabia to Turkey and finally Afghanistan and speaks about the policies that would be implemented in a Gingrich Presidency."


7 posted on 04/16/2012 2:08:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SatinDoll

This was just plain stupid. If there is anything he does not need it’s to irritate Conservatives even more than they already are. This is bound to infuriate people.

Seriously dumb political move.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 2:09:41 AM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: ScottinVA

They’ve called the “game” for Mitt......

“The campaign opted against raising money for the general election while the primary was ongoing,”.....

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/04/romneys-new-donor-program-founding-members-120489.html


9 posted on 04/16/2012 2:11:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Notice that there haven’t been any polls published since Santorum dropped out of the race. It is as though Romney has no challengers.

This is not a good ploy on the part of the MSM, ignoring a Republican who taught military strategy for 30+ years.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 2:12:09 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll
....This is not a good ploy on the part of the MSM, ignoring a Republican who taught military strategy for 30+ years.

"Newt Gingrich to hold forum in Richardson [Texas this Monday] “Former House Speaker and Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is scheduled to hold a public forum Monday in Richardson.

The meeting is set for 4 p.m. at Pappasito's Cantina, 723 Central Expressway. Space is limited and the audience will be part of a 30-mintue question and answer period.”……..

I wonder if he's schedule to appear together with Perry.

Three Years After Tea Party Rallies, Perry Presses On [skinning the budget monster - again]...."The rallies have subsided, and the ideas of the Taxed Enough Already folks have been subsumed into the mainstream Republican Party. Perry is still working it, though. On Monday, he will unveil a financial pledge and challenge candidates in Texas to sign on, agreeing to oppose new taxes and tax increases, to cut "duplicative" programs and agencies in state government, and to push budget ideas that he has been touting for years, like requiring lawmakers to spend state revenue collected for specific programs on those programs, instead of diverting the money to other uses.".......

11 posted on 04/16/2012 2:16:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So? You can damn well bet B. Hussein Obama has already got a 2nd term planned to the tee. And it includes continued pissing on Israel, more crushing of capitalism, and hatred of the Constitution.

I don’t buy the notion Mitt, with all his flaws, is equal to the Kenyan Communist. Not anywhere close.

Someone can be ignorant without being sinister.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 2:30:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They’re already planning high dollar pay-to-play “retreats.” And the GOP-E would have us vote for this nonsense?


13 posted on 04/16/2012 2:34:45 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Diogenesis

Over here, dude!


14 posted on 04/16/2012 2:36:55 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

While I’m reaing this I’m listening to WLS am 890 Chicago and WSJ (Wall Street Journal)news about what the Obama campaign is throwing at Romney. I’m sticking with my idea urging forks who have primaries on the 24 th to vote for Santorum
http://www.theusmat.com/


15 posted on 04/16/2012 2:38:26 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; suspects; holdonnow

Check this nonsense out...GOP-E crony capitalism already on display!


16 posted on 04/16/2012 2:38:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mosesdapoet
....I’m sticking with my idea urging forks who have primaries on the 24 th to vote for Santorum

It is your vote but Newt is the one who is still running.

Santorum has begun his walk toward party compliance.

17 posted on 04/16/2012 2:47:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ineligible ROMNEY DEEMS himself our King.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 3:03:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Deja vu all over again.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 3:16:59 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That forks should have read folks ...Why Rick ? He stuck his heck out on that part of the Obamacare bill ..Newt was and is all over the place even now and because it is not in either Romneys or The Commie’s interest to bring up Obamacare it won’t happen. Actually War on Woemen is part of it but that comparison won’t be made


20 posted on 04/16/2012 3:23:25 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: mosesdapoet
While Rick was defending his "taking one for the team," Newt was blasting Obama for infanticide.

Transcript of Feb 22, 2012 CNN Republican Debate in Arizona

21 posted on 04/16/2012 3:27:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nothing will change.

We can only hope he will appoint decent judges.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 3:58:43 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: mosesdapoet

With respect, I do not see the wisdom in your strategy. Since Senator Santorum publicly withdrew from active campaigning, there is no way your plan will attract enough voters to do anything but deny delegates to Gingrich and Paul, thereby assuring Romney of a win. You should respect Santorum’s decision and allow him to retire from the campaign except for fundraising to retire his debt.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 4:37:44 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Re infantacide remark....Well my hero started the the campaign on infantacide and he wasn’t the one who sat on the “Speakers Couch” blaming me for polluting the world while your hero did ....Whee’s Newts delegate count? How many states did he take ...he was supposed to take Bammy and Ole Missy he didn’t I like the guy but...HE CAM’T SWING IT ...HE’S TOO FAR DOWN...Even if Rick does take PA all that’s going to do, maybe, is to get Romney to say Romneycare was a huge mistake ...Right now Obamacare has been dropped and it’s one of the main issues against Obama


24 posted on 04/16/2012 5:06:40 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: Reagan69

**Store closes while Ann Romney shops on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue**

“Now who thought this was a good idea? Apparently, Ann Romney spent four hours Saturday doing some very private shopping at the very exclusive Alfred Fiandaca Couture store on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue.

Crowley Political Report is puzzled. Isn’t the Romney campaign supposed to be trying to convince voters that they are just like the rest of us?

Not many folks shop at places like Alfred Fiandaca which has stores in Palm Beach, Boston and New York. And not many people have the store closed for them in the middle of a Saturday so they can shop in private for four hours.”....

http://www.crowleypoliticalreport.com/2012/04/store-closes-while-ann-romney-shops-on-palm-beachs-worth-avenue.html


25 posted on 04/16/2012 5:32:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mosesdapoet
Video: Newt Rips Gore's 'Facts' To Pieces 2009 Newt testifying on Climate Change before Congress.
26 posted on 04/16/2012 5:37:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SatinDoll

>>He has the personality of a dictator.<<

Unlike Obama.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 5:46:43 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Our country is being sold to the highest bidder, by the Republicans and the Democrats.

Former Dem. Congressman Kennedy Alleges 'Quid Pro Quo' for Access to White House

28 posted on 04/16/2012 5:51:00 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: EternalVigilance

EV’s tagline: (’Throw all the bums out.’ It’s not a slogan. It’s the survival of the republic.)

________________________

November 16, 2011

Dear Leader Pelosi,

After reading about House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s outburst over my “Overhauling Washington” plan, I wonder if his obstructionism reflects your own opposition and that of the Democratic Caucus to urgent reforms the American people so vehemently demand.

After increasing the debt by $4 trillion in less than three years, no one can believe that Americans are satisfied with business as usual, and that a permanent political class in Washington can get us out of the mess you and your colleagues have created.

A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make $38,000 a year more than the average American family. Do you truly oppose lawmakers spending more time in their districts? Is it so important for the Washington power brokers to build their fiefdoms of influence, including providing bailouts to Wall Street while businesses on Main Street are being boarded up every day?

Here is the fundamental question: do you believe Washington is broken? Before answering that question, consider these facts:

1) the Washington Metro area is now the most affluent metropolitan area in the country because lobbyists, contractors, elected officials and bureaucrats have been insulated from the economic ruin prevalent in the private sector;
2) Congressional office budgets have doubled since 2000 while employers all across America are laying off workers;
3) Our nation’s total debt is nearing the size of our nation’s economy, increasing our dependence on competitors like China;
4) The number of Americans out of work has increased by more than two million since January 2009, despite the massive stimulus package Democratic leaders promised would revive the economy, and;
5) on top of the job-killing spending policies of the previous Congress, employers are faced with a staggering $1.1 trillion in costs related to federal regulatory compliance.

Do you truly believe the answer to massive debt, over-regulation and bloated big-government policies is to continue to protect the status quo, which enriches and empowers Washington insiders at the expense of the American People?

My plan would overhaul Washington, eliminating certain agencies and reducing the size and scope of others. It will force Congress to make the tough decisions to balance the budget or require a further reduction in their pay. It would end lifetime appointments to future appointees to the federal bench. I don’t want to tinker around the edges when the American People demand a complete overhaul of Washington.

Let me conclude with an invitation: I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo. I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of these differences. Let the people decide. If Monday doesn’t work, perhaps we could find a time in Iowa over the course of the next month to discuss these issues in front of the people of America’s heartland.

Should you choose not to respond or engage in such a healthy discussion, I will take it to mean you will continue your obstructionist ways in the face of much needed Washington reform.

Sincerely,

Rick Perry
Governor of Texas


29 posted on 04/16/2012 6:14:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, as you know, you and I disagree over whether or not Governor Perry is part of the problem.


30 posted on 04/16/2012 6:29:01 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Then what does it say about those who support him?


31 posted on 04/16/2012 6:55:52 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Ronin

At one Georgia fundraiser, for instance, $10,000 is required to “get a photo with Governor Romney.”
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And I suppose $10 will get you a photo with a cardboard cutout of Governor Romney.


32 posted on 04/16/2012 7:25:14 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: EternalVigilance

We’ll work on that EV. We’ll work on that. :)


33 posted on 04/16/2012 7:35:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 556x45

It says they don’t care to know — or they know and don’t care.


34 posted on 04/16/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am certainly not going to work my butt off to make sure that his buddies have a good time in Washington!


35 posted on 04/16/2012 8:06:33 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early!”

Mitt is trying to unhinge Newt (and the rest of us). Romney does not know Newt does not become unhinged or the rest of us.

Mitt is as stupid as the Kenyan bastard.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 9:01:53 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

The meaning of your answer escapes me.

BHO2 is a communist and Romney is a fascist. It’s like a choice between Stalin or Hitler.

Neither is acceptable.


37 posted on 04/16/2012 12:51:26 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

Romney is like Stalin or Hitler? I can’t stand Romney either, but he is not as bad as Obama.

If you disagree, you have serious reality issues. The hyperbole is getting way past ridiculous.


38 posted on 04/16/2012 12:56:55 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Sounds like the elites (and by elites I mean politicians; D and R mean nothing anymore) have decided that it's Mitt's turn to be the puppet. It's time to run them all out of Washington and send Karl Rove and his buddies the message; they don't get to decide who the President will be.
39 posted on 04/16/2012 1:01:18 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

It’s not hyperbole. It is Romney’s record as Governor of Massachusetts and his own voice on the matter.

Romney governed Massachusetts as a socialist. George Soros has said that there is no difference between Obama and Romney.

Governor Romney is a self-professed progressive, a national socialist (a fascist in the classical sense). See: Liberal Fascism, by Jonah Goldberg.

Our choice, if people like you don’t man-up and support the only remaining Conservative, Newt Gingrich, is between a Marxist (BHO2) or a fascist (Romney). We have no choice but to rebel against the elites running the Republican Party.

This thing isn’t over. There are 4+ months until the convention in Tampa, and 7+ months until the November elections. In politics that can equal a lifetime.


40 posted on 04/16/2012 1:21:06 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

Well, I will definitely support Newt over Romney, but there is NO WAY I can sit by and let Obama have four more years, when I could have done something to prevent it.

Obama is way worse than Romney, let’s not kid ourselves.

I don’t want that blood on my hands.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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