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The Silver Lining: Mitt Romney just won the election.

Posted on 06/28/2012 9:06:35 AM PDT by Jaguarmike

As a guy who's been unemployed for a few months, I've made a habit of looking for silver linings in the darkness. Folks, there is some good news to this monstrosity: now Romney's path to the White House is pretty much assured.

Up until today, Obama had one issue that was haunting him: the economy. He could blame the GOP for not doing being "bipartisan"...a charge that has always made me nauseous. But as of today, Obama's got to defend a policy that the majority of American people don't like. And he can't blame the Republicans for this - they didn't vote for it.

Guess what? Obama just raised taxes on the middle class. How did that work out for George H. Bush? The Democrats, as we all know, are not the party of the middle class. The debt now exceeds the GDP. The higher it goes, the greater pressures there will be to raise taxes on the middle class.

Romney can point out that with another four years of Obama, more taxes will be coming. Does anyone doubt that this administration will raise taxes on energy through cap and trade? And given this man's fondness for issuing executive orders, why let a little bump in the road like Congress get in the way of what he wants?

Now, like many of you, Mitt Romney was not my first choice. I hated Romneycare. On the other hand, there is a difference between what a state can do, and what the federal government can do - it's clearly explained in the Constitution. And I do think Romney has been clear on this point: that the current FCA is an overreach of federal power. Romney has vowed to repeal this - and I think with a Senate majority, he can do so, just like the Democrats did when they forced this on the American people.


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1 posted on 06/28/2012 9:06:48 AM PDT by Jaguarmike
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To: Jaguarmike
From your lips to God's ears.

>monstrosity<

That pretty much sums up the whole of Obamaville. Can all the mess he has wrought be undone???

2 posted on 06/28/2012 9:09:13 AM PDT by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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To: Jaguarmike

I agree. Rush just called this “The largest tax increase in the history of the world” and, “Obamacare is a lie, and a stealth tax on all Americans”.

Obama is now in his first, and last, term. And the GOP will sweep the House and the Senate. Bank on it.


3 posted on 06/28/2012 9:09:26 AM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Jaguarmike
This is exactly my take.
I think this helps Romney.

Anyone who supports a “3rd Party” on the Right, now, is an IDIOT!

4 posted on 06/28/2012 9:09:30 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Jaguarmike

5 posted on 06/28/2012 9:09:52 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Jaguarmike

That’s supposed to be the silver lining? I’m trying to look for the silver lining to the giant cloud that a Romney Presidency would be.


6 posted on 06/28/2012 9:09:55 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Jaguarmike

The problem is that Romney has to figure out how to say this is bad, when he did a version of it himself in Mass.

And, sadly, no matter who is elected to drive the bus, it is headed to the same destination...only a matter of speed and route.


7 posted on 06/28/2012 9:09:55 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Jaguarmike
I cannot subscribe to that headline - IMHO the black jesus just won the election in a nation full of brain dead American Idol worshippers. You can just hear the clown's speech "See the SCOTUS - and even the conservative Chief Justice Roberts - agrees with me and my RAT party that we can tell you what to purchase and be fined if you don't."
8 posted on 06/28/2012 9:10:24 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Signalman

Am listening to Rush, also. “IRS is now Obama’s domestic army”.


9 posted on 06/28/2012 9:10:35 AM PDT by radioone
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To: Jaguarmike

I was torn as to whether a SCOTUS strikedown would be best for us. I think in the long run, Roberts’ betrayal will energize our base more than a strikedown would have.


10 posted on 06/28/2012 9:11:21 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Jaguarmike

No offense but how is another liberal President a silver lining? I don’t know if anyone’s noticed or not but voting for liberal Republicans like George W Bush hasn’t really worked out for us.

“But this time, voting for a liberal Republican is going to work.” No thanks, I’m done being Charlie Brown.


11 posted on 06/28/2012 9:11:24 AM PDT by Honcho
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To: Jaguarmike

WHO are you kidding?


12 posted on 06/28/2012 9:11:45 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (GHWB gave us Souter. W gave us Roberts. Can we risk Jeb in the White House?)
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To: Signalman
Bank on it.

Just like yesterday's postings of "Obamacare is dead - bank on it"???
13 posted on 06/28/2012 9:11:45 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Jaguarmike

I’m not quite sure how Romney will be able to convince swing voters that he is a better choice than Obama when it comes to ramming health care mandates down your throat. And the Obama campaign will be able to counterattack him endlessly as a result.


14 posted on 06/28/2012 9:12:06 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Jaguarmike

I’d call it a “copper lining”, or maybe a “pot iron” lining.

Maybe even “lead”, because nothing radiates from it.

About the only hope conservatives really have is to put so many Tea Party candidates in office that they can break up the obstruction that is Washington, D.C.


15 posted on 06/28/2012 9:12:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Kansas58
Anyone who supports a “3rd Party” on the Right, now, is an IDIOT!

This is new? Third parties always do more damage to the people supporting them than they anticipate. Besides, the Great Pumpkin hasn't shown up...again.

16 posted on 06/28/2012 9:12:18 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Signalman

Ha! Drudge has his quote up.


17 posted on 06/28/2012 9:12:46 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: Crimson Elephant

Romney has promised to repeal Obamacare. That’s what I know.
What’s the alternative at this point?


18 posted on 06/28/2012 9:13:10 AM PDT by Jaguarmike
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To: kevkrom

Isn’t it amazing that whenever the march to socialism is seriously threatened, enough republicans in key positions come out of hiding and save the day.


19 posted on 06/28/2012 9:13:52 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Cheerio
Obama and Democratic Senators are shitting right now.

Claire in Missouri is running in a State that 70% hate the mandate

20 posted on 06/28/2012 9:13:56 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Jaguarmike

Acordint to Ira Stoll, you may be exactly right:

“Though the decision will widely be portrayed as a victory for President Obama — his signature legislative accomplishment was ratified as constitutional by a Supreme Court majority that included George W. Bush-appointed chief justice John Roberts — it isn’t necessarily clear that it will be a victory. By calling the mandate a tax, the court made an official ruling that President Obama had violated his 2008 campaign promise not to raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 a year. And the ruling also keeps ObamaCare alive as a political issue. A ruling that struck down the law might have energized Obama supporters. This ruling may make the law’s opponents even more determined to elect a Republican president and Congress so that they can repeal the law or, failing that, defund it.”

http://www.futureofcapitalism.com/2012/06/early-thoughts-on-the-obamacare-ruling-2


21 posted on 06/28/2012 9:13:56 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Jaguarmike
Who cares who's elected and/or if Obamacare is repealed. The court just set a precedent, the Federal government has no constraints, and we are now a nation of men, and not laws.
22 posted on 06/28/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Jaguarmike

Just wait until the OWS crowd turns 26 years and one day old. They will be the most heavily taxed class in America. I do keep my oldest son on my policy but I had prepared him for the healthcare to be struck down. Now we must prepare our children and ourselves for full- fledged communism. I guess our only comfort is, it is now considered a tax, completely.


23 posted on 06/28/2012 9:14:58 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today! Walker, Issa, Rubio,)
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To: Jaguarmike
As a tax Congress can defund the largest tax increase in world history just as the democrats lost Vietnam by defunding the military.
24 posted on 06/28/2012 9:14:58 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Jaguarmike
Obamacare will never get fully repealed in my opinion.

I have no faith in our nation as a “Nation of Laws” today.

I find myself re-thinking how I pay taxes and what I share with the government. We are not enforcing laws, abiding by the constitution or anything.

I don't see how we pull out of this. Today may be the nail in the coffin that relegates the US into perpetual mediocrity, as Europe is today. Another great nation turns the corner and starts the long slow fall from capitalism and freedom as we vote ourselves into submission and tyranny.

I am sick that my kids may never know what a great country we once were.

If Obama gets re-elected, I do hope TX and OK will start discussions on sussecion. Let's pull the scab quickly.

(Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow)

25 posted on 06/28/2012 9:15:35 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Kansas58
I think this helps Romney.

I don't think so. Imagine this exchange at the first presidential debate:

Romney: Obamacare is the greatest tax increase in history.

Obama: Well George, I modeled my plan after your Massachusetts health care plan.

Romney: Well...yeah...

26 posted on 06/28/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Jaguarmike

Obama’s pyrhic victory.

Romney is the next President of the United States as long as he insures that the voters understand fully the massive, economy crippling, tax increase that has been put in place already and is on their personal horizon if Obama is re-elected.


27 posted on 06/28/2012 9:17:17 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Jaguarmike

Don’t bet the farm on it. Oops, we all are, because the farm is gone if Obama gets re-elected.


28 posted on 06/28/2012 9:17:25 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Jaguarmike

I would not count on it....... We thought we would win with the SCOTUS, and they turned coat on us. Obama is speaking now as smug and swagger as any President on earth. He makes me sick!


29 posted on 06/28/2012 9:17:51 AM PDT by JFC
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To: Jaguarmike

Are you kidding?

Obama has the winds at his back now.

Even IF the RINO Romney wins the USSC precedent remains. When the democrats eventually take over again they have the RIGHT to force you to buy services ( and in the future, goods) under penalty of law !!!

Get it ?

The USA has been finally transformed completely ( Wickard v. Filburn was the BIG 1st step ) into a Statist, neo-marxist Socialist State.


30 posted on 06/28/2012 9:18:11 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Jaguarmike
Obama just won the 2012 second term to the WH. RIP America - there is no way you can spin this in any other way.
31 posted on 06/28/2012 9:18:11 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Leaning Right
How many pages was Romneycare?

How many pages is Obamacare?

You are wrong.

This hurts Obama and this helps Romney.

32 posted on 06/28/2012 9:18:26 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58
Anyone who supports a “3rd Party” on the Right, now, is an IDIOT!

Amen.

33 posted on 06/28/2012 9:19:10 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: throwback

Mitt Romney will now lose the election. Obama will spike this ball everywhere he goes and just like Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg wrote in her opinion. Romney is to thank for giving us the model of mandated insurance. Romney has no credibility at all. We tried to get that message out in the primaries when we had some conservative running but the establishment wanted to just cram another bush down our throat ( you know bush-— he appointed Roberts!!!)


34 posted on 06/28/2012 9:19:30 AM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Jaguarmike

This decision erases the aura of incompetence that hung over Obama. The people who react negatively were already going to vote for Romney.


35 posted on 06/28/2012 9:20:20 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Jaguarmike
Folks, there is some good news to this monstrosity: now Romney's path to the White House is pretty much assured.

Even if this were true, how is it good news? What are the chances that Romney in the WH with Republican majorities in both houses of Congress would repeal Obamacare, or even the individual mandate? When was the last time the federal government, under either the Democrats or the Republicans, ever repealed an enormous tax or divested itself of a huge amount of power and control over the American people?
36 posted on 06/28/2012 9:20:36 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Jaguarmike

I’m glad Romney has come out swinging on this. Now we have to get the information from conservatives who have actually READ the 2700 pages so that we can educate our fellow citizens. Armed with the truth of how Obamacare will affect them, and their families, we can convince them to join us in dumping the folks who voted for this monstrosity.


37 posted on 06/28/2012 9:21:53 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Jaguarmike

You are way too optimistic.


38 posted on 06/28/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: radioone

What about Hussein’s weasels — will Mitt fire the newly hired Secret Service agents?


39 posted on 06/28/2012 9:24:01 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: dirtboy
I’m not quite sure how Romney will be able to convince swing voters that he is a better choice than Obama when it comes to ramming health care mandates down your throat. And the Obama campaign will be able to counterattack him endlessly as a result.

It's likely that the topic will never be brought up during the presidential debates...It's a done deal...Let's move on...

40 posted on 06/28/2012 9:24:33 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: Cheerio

Just like yesterday’s postings of “Obamacare is dead - bank on it”???

Or “Sarah Palin is definitely definitely running - bank on it!!”


41 posted on 06/28/2012 9:25:23 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: radioone
Am listening to Rush, also. “IRS is now Obama’s domestic army”.

Don't forget the Unions and the TSA not to mention others. Add the millions of brain dead Americans and not much left.

42 posted on 06/28/2012 9:25:59 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Para-Ord.45

What’s next??? Obama can force you to buy an electric car??


43 posted on 06/28/2012 9:26:34 AM PDT by profit_guy
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To: Jaguarmike

I am sorry you are unemployed. You will soon have lots more company and the downward spiral will tighten, steepen and accelerate.

I think you are guilty of wishful thinking.

I don’t see much hope for the future at all here.


44 posted on 06/28/2012 9:27:07 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: Jaguarmike

IIRC, Romney said if elected he would give every state a waiver from Obamacare.


45 posted on 06/28/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by Marathoner 244
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To: Kansas58
How many pages was Romneycare? How many pages is Obamacare?

That's like asking, what would you rather get bit by, a rabid bat or a rabid Great Dane?

46 posted on 06/28/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: jwalsh07

Romney doesn’t have the power to repeal. Congress does and he will go along. We need to elect a GOP House and Senate with a firm majority. Then use the nuclear option in the Senate to power the repeal.
I think Roberts returned the decision to the people..via the vote to control our own destiny.


47 posted on 06/28/2012 9:28:12 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: jwalsh07

Romney doesn’t have the power to repeal. Congress does and he will go along. We need to elect a GOP House and Senate with a firm majority. Then use the nuclear option in the Senate to power the repeal.
I think Roberts returned the decision to the people..via the vote to control our own destiny.


48 posted on 06/28/2012 9:28:12 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Jaguarmike; All

I respectfully disagree.

While Obama not being reelected is a “good” thing, Romney being elected is a “bad” thing. We are fried either way.

Besides, Romney is all talk. He won’t do jack to get rid of Obamacare. Also, it is sophistry to say a “state” can trample an individual’s rights, but not a central government. Trampling of rights is a violation...regardless of the level of government doing it.

Oh for a really good third party candidate that could save the GOP from itself!


49 posted on 06/28/2012 9:28:12 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: SumProVita
If you're in the market, and your retirement is dependent on your portfolio, you had better get out NOW!

Look for a 20% (minimum) loss (2,500 or more points) over the next 30 days!

50 posted on 06/28/2012 9:28:28 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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