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In Tennessee, Romney Recites 'Davy Crockett' Theme
Weekly Standard ^ | 030512

Posted on 03/05/2012 1:48:55 PM PST by Fred

Mitt Romney, campaigning in Tennessee today, recited lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." TN

"Remember the song?" Romney said. "'Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free, raised in the woods so he knew every tree, and he killed himself a bear when he was only three.'" Watch the video here.

Romney might have done better to recite the lyrics to "Rocky Top," one of Tennessee's nine official state songs and always a crowd favorite.

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1 posted on 03/05/2012 1:49:07 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred

Words fail me.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 1:56:07 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mountain Mary

try “pathetic”..


3 posted on 03/05/2012 1:57:26 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Fred

Borrowing from the late Ann Richards, Gov Texas—

Poor Mitt, he can’t help it, he was born will a silver foot in his mouth.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 1:57:35 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Fred
Another classic story of 'on the stump with Willard' ...

Romney Says He has Friends who Own Nascar Teams

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Mitt Romney's 'awkward, delusional' unemployment gaffe [fantastically stupid]

Romney is What's Wrong With the Republican Party [gloBULL warming]

Romney: “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party” [LOL]

Yea, I'm a real normal everyday guy. Pinch me, and I'll show you.

5 posted on 03/05/2012 1:57:58 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Fred

Is Shatner’s day job safe?


6 posted on 03/05/2012 1:58:49 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! Like Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: Mountain Mary
How about “Tennessee Jed” by the Grateful Dead? My favorite line is where his dog talks to him. :)

Cold iron shackles, ball and chain,
Listen to the whistle of the evenin train.
You know you bound to wind up dead,
If you don't head back to tennessee jed.

Rich man step on my poor head,
When you get back you better butter my bread.
Well, do you know it's like I said,
You better head back to tennessee jed.

Tennessee, tennessee, there aint no place I'd rather be,
Baby wont you carry me back to tennessee.

Drink all day and rock all night,
The law come to get you if you don't walk right
Got a letter this morning, baby all it read,
You better head back to tennessee jed.

I dropped four flights and cracked my spine,
Honey, come quick with the iodine,
Catch a few winks, baby, under the bed
Then you head back to tennessee jed.

Tennessee, tennessee, there aint no place I'd rather be,
Baby wont you carry me back to tennessee.

I run into charlie fog,
Blacked my eye and he kicked my dog,
My doggie turned to me and he said,
Lets head back to tennessee jed.

I woke up a feelin mean,
Went down to play the slot machine,
The wheels turned around, and the letters read,
You better head back to tennessee jed.

Tennessee, tennessee, there aint no place I'd rather be,
Baby wont you carry me back to tennessee.

7 posted on 03/05/2012 1:58:59 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: max americana

I was leaning towards “lame”


8 posted on 03/05/2012 1:59:21 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: VinL

Sorry, Gov Richards- should read-

Poor Mitt, he can’t help it, he was born WITH a silver foot in his mouth.

-:)


9 posted on 03/05/2012 1:59:21 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Fred

Good Grief.


10 posted on 03/05/2012 2:01:28 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Fred

He would have done better to recite Davy Crockett’s speech to the House concerning the inadvisability of the government’s getting into the welfare business.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 2:02:39 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Fred

Yep. Whenever I think of Davy Crockett, I think he must have been just like Mitt Romney. /s

“Rocky Top” doesn’t exactly fit him either.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 2:02:51 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: Fred
He's a gun-loving outdoorsman.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 2:03:55 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Mountain Mary
This calls for a matching photoshop for his tree speech in Michigan.

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14 posted on 03/05/2012 2:04:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Fred

He does this all the while saying Newt is pandering. Mitt, you ignorant slut, pandering does not work with the GOP in TN. Go back to your liberal home.


15 posted on 03/05/2012 2:05:35 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Fred
Maybe Romney's staff should read the story about Davey Crockett's “Not Yours to Give” speech.

Link: http://pointsouth.com/csanet/greatmen/crockett/crocket2.htm

Whether or not his speech is a composite story or a reported story, the essential truths contained within the words are factual.

If your friendly liberal snorts about Crockett's speech not being authentic, simply ask if Aesop's Fables are authentic.

16 posted on 03/05/2012 2:07:55 PM PST by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: VinL

I think Romney is on to something. Tennesseeans would much rather hear Romney sing than his plans to lower gas prices, or cut government spending. Master tactician.

Seriously? The country is going over a cliff, and Romney’s singing?


17 posted on 03/05/2012 2:08:24 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Fred

I would have much preffered hear him recite this!

Not Yours To Give

Col. David Crockett
US Representative from Tennessee

Originally published in “The Life of Colonel David Crockett,”
by Edward Sylvester Ellis.

One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Crockett arose:

“Mr. Speaker—I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has not the power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money. Some eloquent appeals have been made to us upon the ground that it is a debt due the deceased. Mr. Speaker, the deceased lived long after the close of the war; he was in office to the day of his death, and I have never heard that the government was in arrears to him.

“Every man in this House knows it is not a debt. We cannot, without the grossest corruption, appropriate this money as the payment of a debt. We have not the semblance of authority to appropriate it as charity. Mr. Speaker, I have said we have the right to give as much money of our own as we please. I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week’s pay to the object, and if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks.”

He took his seat. Nobody replied. The bill was put upon its passage, and, instead of passing unanimously, as was generally supposed, and as, no doubt, it would, but for that speech, it received but few votes, and, of course, was lost.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 2:09:57 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: eyedigress

2 + 2 = 4 ; NEWT = $2.50 a gallon GAS ; 2 + 2 = 4

Mitt Romney, your no mountain man.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 2:10:15 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Fred
raised in the woods so he knew every tree.

Romney continues his "tree" theme...

20 posted on 03/05/2012 2:10:49 PM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: Fred
Actually, the accent is wrong...Fess Parker sung it like:

Borned on a mountain top in Tennersee;
Greenest State in the Land of the Free;
Raised in the woods so he knew every tree,
Kilt him a barr when he was only three.



Mitt, if you're going to do it, DO IT RIGHT!

ROMNEYTVCONSERVATIVE, TV CONSERVATIVE

21 posted on 03/05/2012 2:10:57 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Words fail me.

I take it that you watched the clip of his Michigan 'tree' speech.

22 posted on 03/05/2012 2:11:40 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: All

23 posted on 03/05/2012 2:11:55 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Fred
As someone mentioned, "Pathetic".

The Theme Song from Beverly Hillbillies is more like his style...

What a DORK.

24 posted on 03/05/2012 2:14:18 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1

Correct me if I’m wrong. But wasn’t the Ballad of Davy Crockett written by Walt Disney employees for a TV show?


25 posted on 03/05/2012 2:16:58 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Fred

Check this out...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiaw0hgB-fg


26 posted on 03/05/2012 2:19:48 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: cripplecreek

Shouldn’t Romney be wearing women’s clothes? lol


27 posted on 03/05/2012 2:20:04 PM PST by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless.)
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To: FrankR

Severely!


28 posted on 03/05/2012 2:21:34 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: dead

“Where can I get me one of them coonskin hats?”

Kalee rolls Mitt reminds me of John Kerry.


29 posted on 03/05/2012 2:24:32 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Fred

“Bar”, not “bear”.


30 posted on 03/05/2012 2:24:42 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fledermaus
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31 posted on 03/05/2012 2:25:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
“Rocky Top” doesn’t exactly fit him either.

Love that song, especially the part where the revenooer goes up on the mountain!

32 posted on 03/05/2012 2:28:47 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Yea, I’m a real normal everyday guy. Pinch me, and I’ll show you.”

Did anybody catch Barbara Bush being interviewed on “The Five” a few minutes ago? Perino asked her about the idea that maybe Romney doesn’t connect with regular people. Mrs. Bush, whose husband didn’t know the price of milk, or had never seen a price scanner, was adamant that, of COURSE, Romney DOES connect with regular folk. How the hell would the uppity broad know? Pretty hilarious.


33 posted on 03/05/2012 2:29:58 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Ain’t never come down from ole’ Rocky Top, reckon he never will......


34 posted on 03/05/2012 2:34:22 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Fred

O

M

G


35 posted on 03/05/2012 2:41:43 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Fresh Wind

Yep. And it would have been funny to hear Romney recite the line about how “all the folks on Rocky Top get their corn from a jar.”


36 posted on 03/05/2012 2:42:05 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: kalee

Should have been “Kalee rolls eyes”, not “Kalee rolls Mitt”. EEECK


37 posted on 03/05/2012 2:44:02 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I agree with your point, but the scanner thing wasn’t real, it never happened, and no one knows the price of milk.

We had a very argumentative thread here last year on the price of milk, I had to scan a milk receipt to stop some of the nastier posters, their anger was insane because of the huge variety of prices which they could not comprehend compared to their narrow, personal experience.


38 posted on 03/05/2012 2:50:05 PM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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To: Mountain Mary
Words fail me.

Failed Mitt too! It's not "killed himself a bear." It's KILT HIM A B'AR!

39 posted on 03/05/2012 2:51:23 PM PST by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: Fred

This thread needs a great big mother of a face palm.


40 posted on 03/05/2012 2:56:23 PM PST by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: Fred

and he killed himself a bear when he was only three.’”
______________________________________

ijit

its killed him a b’ar when he was only three

But then what would thet there low life flat lander know ???

Pa git yer gun...

we’uns gonna kill us some b’ar faced lyin doofus


41 posted on 03/05/2012 2:59:52 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: cripplecreek

Davy is a’rollin...


42 posted on 03/05/2012 3:01:52 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: eyedigress

Singing “America the Beautiful” at a campaign rally for votes is pandering. Singing “America the Beautiful” on the street corner for nickels is panhandling.

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2012/02/mitt-romney-sings-america-the-beautiful-awkwardness-ensues/

Funny how I remember some liberals like Roger Ebert complaining that Sarah Palin was turning the election into “American Idol.” But it’s Obamney that are actually the empty suits who have to sing for votes.


43 posted on 03/05/2012 3:02:54 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: allmendream

My doggie turned to me and he said,
Can I ride inside to tennessee jed.


44 posted on 03/05/2012 3:05:06 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: VinL

At least Gov Richards had style and guts..

She rode a big chopper...


45 posted on 03/05/2012 3:08:14 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Fred
What I want to see next is Mitt Romney heading to the inner city to rap for votes...

I'm Willard "Mitt" Romney and I'm here to say,
I want your votes in a major way!
The blacks, hispanics, old people and the jews,
If I sing and lie my butt off, I really can't lose!

46 posted on 03/05/2012 3:13:46 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Fred

War kin ah git me uh KOOON sk’yin h’yat, you credulous rustic gentiles?


47 posted on 03/05/2012 3:19:27 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky," - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: HIDEK6
He would have done better to recite Davy Crockett’s speech to the House concerning the inadvisability of the government’s getting into the welfare business.

I don't think he could say it without catching on fire. It would be like sunlight to a vampire.

48 posted on 03/05/2012 4:25:12 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: Fred

Mitt's the oily one...


49 posted on 03/05/2012 4:28:55 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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DOH


50 posted on 03/05/2012 4:42:22 PM PST by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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