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Eric Cantor endorses Mitt Romney (Another GOP-e sellout...)
NY Post ^ | 3/4/12 | Newscore

Posted on 03/04/2012 6:37:44 AM PST by jimbo123

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1 posted on 03/04/2012 6:37:49 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

As I said on several other endorsement threads, we can’t assume that people giving these endorsements have the same information people here have or are using the same issues. Cantor may not have 40 hours a week to dig into all of Romney’s flip flops and only has to go on what Romney is portraying now.

It is why people shouldn’t base their votes on endorsements (albeit, if you are endorsed by groups like the Taliban, NOW, the KKK etc, that is another story) but on their own values.


2 posted on 03/04/2012 6:40:55 AM PST by mnehring
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To: jimbo123
I'm sick of the Whigs.

I'll vote on Super Tuesday (Gingrich) but I do not expect to vote in November. The GOP isn't worth my time.

3 posted on 03/04/2012 6:42:26 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: jimbo123

Not surprised. That is why some of us here were saying way before the Republican Nomination race even started, maybe it was better to just fashion a brand new grassroots, anti-establishment Conservative/Constitutionalist/Tea Alternative Party and start from one year ago to ballot qualify nationwide and run a name brand Conservative leader as its standard bearer, rather than trying to change things this year in 2012 from within the Republican Party, hoping somehow THIS year would be different and we could overturn the old order and get away from the “coronation of a moderate” such as for Bush, Dole and McCain and now Romney, under their hopeleslsy rigged establishment system. We may have lost a lot of time we could have otherwise used to construct an infrastructure. Now we are liable to be stuck with Romney and I know many, many of us will be down-ticketers and will not vote for that guy, nor further enable the Republican Party Establishment.


4 posted on 03/04/2012 6:43:27 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (OVERLOAD!! PLEASE no more FREEPMAIL to me until I can organize that box! Thanks...)
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To: jimbo123

This shouldn’t really surprise anyone.


5 posted on 03/04/2012 6:44:59 AM PST by Racer1
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To: jimbo123

Cantor sold out a long time ago.


6 posted on 03/04/2012 6:46:23 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Cantor has been castrated by Bohener. And DeMint has been castrated by McConnell. It’s just disgusting.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 6:46:39 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
People wake up... the door of opportunity is closing to keep Mitt Romney from gaining any more traction.
The time of fighting over who's candidate is the best is over.
Please wake up people, Jim Robinson before it's to late and endorse the candidate now who can beat Mitt Romney on Super Tuesday.
I call on Jim Robinson to drop his support for Newt Gincrich and give all his support and endorsement to Rick Santorum who now at THIS time, THIS moment who is the one who can win this Tuesday....
This is crunch time where the rubber meets to road, it's time to wake up for the sake of our country or we will have Mitt Romney as the GOP candidate this fall.


Please ? do what is right for our country, or both candidates Newt Gincrich , Rick Santroum and their supporters could be the losers after Super Tuesday...
8 posted on 03/04/2012 6:47:08 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: jimbo123
For as much as he beat up on Santorum for taking one for the team, most of the team really seems to like Mitt.
9 posted on 03/04/2012 6:47:33 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I'm sick of the Whigs.

Amen.

My caucus vote was for Santorum but I too fully expect to be writing in for President or finding a third party in November.

10 posted on 03/04/2012 6:48:39 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I’ll vote on Super Tuesday (Gingrich) but I do not expect to vote in November. The GOP isn’t worth my time.”

I early voted for Newt. I will write-in and vote down line in Nov if I must.


11 posted on 03/04/2012 6:51:40 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: ClearCase_guy
...but I do not expect to vote in November. The GOP isn't worth my time.

Super. Let's have 4 more years of Hussein.

And don't start on me. If I were voting on Tuesday, it would be for Gingrich, too. Mitt makes my skin crawl.

Romney is a lot of things, but he ain't a communist, OK?

12 posted on 03/04/2012 6:51:50 AM PST by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: American Constitutionalist; Jim Robinson

How is Jim doing that going to change anything? At most, that may influence a few thousand members, many of which primaries have already passed for?

How about if you let Jim choose who Jim wants to endorse and each individual freeper decide who they want to support.

Last time I checked, most FReepers would be fine with either Newt or Santorum with the exception of the typical handful who play the may candidate or no way role.


13 posted on 03/04/2012 6:53:01 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
...we can’t assume that people giving these endorsements have the same information people here have or are using the same issues.

Plain and simply, there is more in it for Cantor personally by supporting Romney.

Face the facts, that is what politics has devolved to any more.

Democrats arrange the deck chairs to the left and Republicans fight to arrange the deck chairs to the right.

They are the crew and we are the paying riders.

In the long run, we ALL go down, the crew gets the lifeboats...

14 posted on 03/04/2012 6:54:04 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: jimbo123

All the dominos will begin to fall, especially if Romney wins Ohio. If that happens, it is over.


15 posted on 03/04/2012 6:55:12 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

Please vote in November as not voting is the same as giving Obama two votes. If you lose a battle, it isn’t the war. At least give us some time to regroup and organize, then mount an attack. My gripe with conservatives is the lack of organization, the value of which is clearly shown by Obama’s election.


16 posted on 03/04/2012 6:56:11 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: THX 1138
Romney is a lot of things, but he ain't a communist, OK?

He's worse, he's a socialist who calls himself severely conservative....

17 posted on 03/04/2012 6:57:21 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Wake up? Obama would crush Santorum in debate. It would take Bam about two minutes to get under Rick’s thin skin and make him say something stupid. One thing Santorum has continually demonstrated is that all too often he shoots from the lip without engaging his brain first.


18 posted on 03/04/2012 6:57:59 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: ClearCase_guy; THX 1138

Nobody will convince me any of our candidates will be as bad as Obama. I voted yesterday in the Washington caucus for somebody maybe you will approve of, but come November I don’t give a GD who our candidate is, I will be voting for him, to send that disrespectful America hating A-hole back to Chicago.

That is the Prime Directive.


19 posted on 03/04/2012 7:00:46 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Colonel_Flagg
My caucus vote was for Santorum but I too fully expect to be writing in for President or finding a third party in November.

Unless there are some great changes before November, I plan on writing in. I won't just not vote however I will NOT vote for a lying severe conservative who knows very well he is nothing but a socialist hack that belongs in the dimocrat party!

20 posted on 03/04/2012 7:00:58 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mnehring

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2854260/posts


21 posted on 03/04/2012 7:01:26 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: EGPWS

No sense is dying by degrees. I’m with you.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 7:01:55 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

is=in. Argh.


23 posted on 03/04/2012 7:02:14 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Boomer One
I will no longer encourage the Republicans to do what they have been doing. No vote from me in November. Been there, done done. Got Romney. Got McCain. Got Bush. Got Dole.

I'm done. They got my vote and I got people like Obama.

Hell, I can stay home in November and get Obama just as easy.

The GOP needs to change. Voting for loser candidates does not send that message. When I stay home, I send the message: I've voted straight Republican for over 40 years and now my vote is no longer theirs.

GOP: get a clue.

24 posted on 03/04/2012 7:03:14 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: American Constitutionalist
"People wake up... the door of opportunity is closing to keep Mitt Romney from gaining any more traction. The time of fighting over who's candidate is the best is over........... I call on Jim Robinson to drop his support for Newt Gincrich and give all his support and endorsement to Rick Santorum who now at THIS time, THIS moment who is the one who can win this Tuesday....'

Sorry, American Constitutionalist, even if Jim did this, which I doubt he would, I'd still vote for Newt because he's best at taking on the establishment Republicans and they know it and are scared as hell he'll get the nomination because he won't be a "team player".

Newt will do what he says and when it comes to what's best for this country.

25 posted on 03/04/2012 7:06:16 AM PST by Old Badger (Don't bother me! I still like Palin because she will tell like it is! (Newt too!))
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To: Josh Painter
Obama is a tool of Satan. He would NOT prevail and could be mightily vanquished, God willing.

His supporters en-masse might be praying to Gaia or Ba'al or Lucifer himself or sit in drum circles, but still he would not be blessed in such an endeavor and I can forsee on the other hand a phenomenal live TV gaffe on the part of Emperor Obongo, which would deliver the election into the hands of the righteous. Yes, I have faith and faith indeed can do wonders. It is on a whole different dimension and level I believe than you ascribe it to...a John McCain or a Mitt Romney just does not get us across the finish line. Senator Rick Santorum as our nominee could not only be victorious with his passion and sincerity in 2012, he could also have very good coattails across the land. If I did not believe that, I would necessarily have to also believe there is not future for doctrinaire, clear-cut Reagan type conservatism in our country.

26 posted on 03/04/2012 7:07:01 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (OVERLOAD!! PLEASE no more FREEPMAIL to me until I can organize that box! Thanks...)
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To: mnehring
For the sake of our country and to prevent Mitt Romney from getting the GOP nomination,

Please wake up !

The time of arguing on who's candidate is best is over.

We have to stop Romney from getting the nomination and if Newt were to drop out or Newt's supporters would throw their support to Rick Santroum, Romney will be the big loser after Super Tuesday.

However ?

If Romney is not given a big lose on Super Tuesday ?

Then ?

Both Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum,
and their supporters would be the big losers with gaining nothing.. you want that ?


Rick could have won in Michigan with 60,000 votes if Newt's supporters would have helped Rick with a win there...

The fighting among the Newt supporters and Sanotrum supporters has to stop now, now is the time to make the difficult decision, and the only thing that we can even relate and remotely agree on is that Romney is not the one for us to be the GOP nominee.
27 posted on 03/04/2012 7:10:38 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: jimbo123

Who ever thought he wouldn’t endorse Mitt?


28 posted on 03/04/2012 7:11:31 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The GOP needs to change.

That happened in 1976 - 1980 with Reagan. It won't happen again until a dynamic conservative leader emerges and unifies the opposition. We have had lots of good conservatives, but none with the leadership skills required. This primary process has been a disaster.

Yes, it's the establishments fault. But they may be counted on to always do what they have done.

29 posted on 03/04/2012 7:12:49 AM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: EGPWS
He's worse...

Is he indeed?

Now let's just take a moment to contemplate that statement...

30 posted on 03/04/2012 7:21:49 AM PST by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: jimbo123

No surprise there ...the Va GOP is loaded w/”country club” conservatives like Cantor ...always has been!

Had these people lived at the time of the American Revolution, they would have sided w/the third of the colonists who were Tories. They are motivated by wealth and power; any other aspects of Conservatism are irrelevant to them.


31 posted on 03/04/2012 7:25:59 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: American Constitutionalist

Newt supports would say the same thing. They have been calling for Sanatorum to drop out.


32 posted on 03/04/2012 7:26:42 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
Yesterdays win by Mitt Romney in the Washington State Caucus should have been a huge wake up call for the Newt Gingrich supporters.

Is that what you want ?

Suppose ? IF ? Romney ( GOD FORBID IT ! ) goes on and wins this Tuesday in Ohio, you ? I ? other Newt supporters and Rick Santorum supporters, and both candidates would have gained NOTHING ! and will be the big losers this coming Tuesday.

Newt supporters ? Jim Robinson ?

Is that what you want ?

Not just the Rick Santorum supporters and Rick Santorum will be the big losers, and have gained nothing, but, also the Newt, and his supporters would have gained nothing and will be the big losers on Tuesday IF ? ( GOD FORBID IT ! ) Romney wins Ohio....

Is that what you want ?

Please, for the sake of our country, and a vote against the GOP establishment... PLEASE WAKE UP !!
This is a wake up call to rally around one candidate who can win against Romney this coming Tuesday...

WAKE UP BEFORE IT'S TO LATE NOW !
33 posted on 03/04/2012 7:27:46 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: jimbo123

Why you mean Eric Cantor is not for his House colleague, Dr. Paul??? Shocked, shocked, schocked


34 posted on 03/04/2012 7:28:13 AM PST by Theodore R. (Santorum has one election day left, and I wonder if the American people will respond.)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

Yes, they are old-time “John Warner conservatives”, which is no conservative at all.


35 posted on 03/04/2012 7:29:49 AM PST by Theodore R. (Santorum has one election day left, and I wonder if the American people will respond.)
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To: jimbo123

Send a message vote Newt! these turncoats need to know who’s boss. Let Newt be the peoples candidate


36 posted on 03/04/2012 7:30:12 AM PST by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: jimbo123

The GOP faction of the BOHICA Party rears its ugly head. Let’s face it, the GOP does not want Conservatives. The GOP is hell-bent on shoving yet another moderate down our throats, who will go down in flames again and we will have four more years of 0bambi.


37 posted on 03/04/2012 7:32:11 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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Remember Cantor whipped TARP, it would never have passed without his support.


38 posted on 03/04/2012 7:35:37 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: NTHockey
Let’s face it, the GOP does not want Conservatives.

Never has...never will.

39 posted on 03/04/2012 7:39:14 AM PST by Roccus
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To: jimbo123

Cantor tweeted: “I am endorsing @MittRomney for President of the United States, because he is the only candidate with a bold pro-growth, pro-jobs plan.”

To which I relied: “@EricCantor You’re wrong, Congressman - Reagan Economists: Newt’s Economic Plan Is the Most Pro-Growth, bit.ly/wIBkfO #Newt2012 #Jobs”

http://biggovernment.com/sberry/2012/02/27/reagan-economists-newts-economic-plan-is-the-most-pro-growth/


40 posted on 03/04/2012 7:41:35 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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WOW! Now there is a surprise.I just did not see that coming./s


41 posted on 03/04/2012 7:44:59 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: mnehring
"Cantor may not have 40 hours a week to dig into all of Romney’s flip flops"

And we do?

I suppose his staff just slipped this little 'action item' on his To Do List for this week.

42 posted on 03/04/2012 7:46:28 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Staying home doesn't send a message, only ‘under-votes’ do that.

Those that fail to vote at all do nothing, and the reason for it isn't counted at all, because it could be anything.

Example...Your GOP congress man wins the district by 15%, but POTUS RINO loses the district by 10%. THAT they can see in the vote totals that are part of an easily searchable record.

Just leave that slot blank. Protest write-ins don't work either.

43 posted on 03/04/2012 7:47:08 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: THX 1138

Romney is not a communist.Youre right.He is just for communism for all us little people.The great unwashed.


44 posted on 03/04/2012 7:47:42 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Josh Painter

First Obama reads off a TelePrompter and is a awful debater.
Who falls for this brilliant Obama bs the man is a moron and puppet told to go play golf while Soros runs things .
Second Obama will never debate anyone this time .
He does not have to with a hard left media on his side .
This debate argument is pointless .


45 posted on 03/04/2012 7:47:56 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: THX 1138

Yeah, he’s a babykiller thanks to Romneycare.

I ain’t voting for anyone who pushes publicly funded abortion, and I don’t care whether he’s got a D or R by his name.


46 posted on 03/04/2012 7:49:40 AM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: American Constitutionalist

Its called a primary for a reason.


47 posted on 03/04/2012 7:50:17 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: mnehring
... we can’t assume that people giving these endorsements have the same information people here have or are using the same issues. Cantor may not have 40 hours a week to dig into all of Romney’s flip flops and only has to go on what Romney is portraying now.

Wouldn't it behoove someone in Cantor's position to totally vet a presidential candidate before endorsing him? There is no excuse for him not doing this.

Quite obviously, Cantor is part of the Republican establishment, so he dutifully carries their water.

The Republicans in leadership positions are a disgrace.

48 posted on 03/04/2012 7:51:50 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: LibFreeUSA
And we do?
Last time I checked, with rare exceptions freepers are on the job 24/7

I suppose his staff just slipped this little 'action item' on his To Do List for this week.
Which is one of the problems, we sit around talking to ourselves about these issues and not enough about taking the message out of our comfort zone.

49 posted on 03/04/2012 7:52:19 AM PST by mnehring
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To: American Constitutionalist
The facts are the facts, Newt has worked his rear off trying to win Ga, he only has 40% support in his old district. If he ran for congress there today it is 50/50 he would lose. If the man cannot carry his old district by 60% he cannot beat obummer. And if he wins Georgia Tuesday it will be the only one he wins.
50 posted on 03/04/2012 7:54:00 AM PST by org.whodat
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