Skip to comments.Mitt Romney, evangelicals seek marriage of convenience
Posted on 04/29/2012 9:56:21 PM PDT by Innovative
Mitt Romney and the Republican Party's sizable bloc of evangelical voters are about to engage in a marriage of political convenience.
The presumptive GOP presidential nominee's march to the nomination proceeded largely without strong backing from the conservative Christian community.
But with Romney now the only hope that conservatives have to beat President Barack Obama in November, a partnership has begun to jell.
Gary Rose, the chairman of the politics and government department at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., agreed. "Santorum was their guy, but more important is their agenda of dislodging Obama," he said. "I don't believe they'll stay home."
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Some of us realize Romney will do more harm than Obama:
1)He'll move the Republican party significantly to the left. Why would Romney be inclined to govern conservatively if he know conservatives like you are going to vote Republican no matter what? Why would the establishment pay any attention the Tea Party or grassroots when they know they can get away with putting up the most liberal nominee they can find and conservatives will still vote for him or her?
2) The party in the White House almost always loses seats in Congress and at the state level. That will be even more true with Romney in the White House when he signs off on liberal legislation that fails. The choice is growing Republican majority in Congress with Obama in the White House or a shrinking Republican minority with Romney in it. I'll take the former. Romney endangers all the gains made by conservatives in 2010. After he was done as governor, Republicans held less seats in the Massachusetts legislation than at any time since the civil war.
3) RINOs are far more likely to get their arms twisted and agree to tax increases, "climate change" legislation and other liberal legislation with Romney in the White House than with Obama in it.
4) There is even a scenario where Romney could move SCOTUS to the left. Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia likely won't retire with Obama in the White House. They might if Romney is elected. No one that knows Romney's record on judges would be surprised if he put another David Souter or Sandra Day O'Connor on SCOTUS. I'd bet whoever he chooses will support gay marriage as a right.
Why would you trust anything he says or any promise that he makes?
The first premise accepted by all is that neither man is ideal and both have flaws.
Will Mitt tug the GOP to the left? It’s up to boots on the ground to keep the loyal in-party opposition going so that Mitt’s more liberal ideas will be DOA in Congress. In the meantime, either the czars will be gone or will be replaced by far saner souls.
I’d think that it’s up to the conservative side of the USSC whether they want to stick it out, or whether they want to retire and Mitt to name replacements. If smart they will be sniffing out potential successors and have them ready to suggest through friendly senators (the advice and consent people).
Nothing in life is a guarantee. Well almost nothing. Mitt could go badly wrong. Obama WILL go badly wrong.
We can certainly trust anything that sounds good from Obama to be a lie. And for him to keep his promises to do evil things.
A second Obama term would be not just a second helping of the first term Obama. It would be Obama on lame duck steroids.
I don’t believe what ANY politician says, however, what I and you can do is remind them of their promises, and try to hold their feet to the fire. With Romney, we have a chance to do that. How much of a voice do we have with Obama? None. Do you think Romney would make dog eating jokes about Palin? Do you think Palin would sit back an let Romney go left without speaking up? I don’t. Like I said, I don’t trust any politician, but they do like to get reelected, and pissing of your base in your first term doesn’t get you there.
Fortunately, it's only a few hundred - a couple thousand at most gonna buy into such nit wittery.,
Mitt is Mubarak Obama is the Muslim Brotherhood—I will take a dirty rotten sonofabitch over a dirty rotten sonofabitch with a cocked gun to my head everytime.
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