Skip to comments.Nine horrendous Obama decisions Mitt Romney would never have made
Posted on 04/30/2012 10:08:43 AM PDT by sthguard
As we move into the general election campaign, with Mitt Romney facing Barack Obama in the presidential race, its important not to lose perspective on the very real differences between the two. That starts with the recognition that Obama has made some astonishingly ill-conceived decisions as president, and that Romney would never have done these things.
During a partys nominating process for president of which I was a part on the Republican side in this cycle candidates do everything they can to differentiate themselves from each other. As the candidates focus on these differences and the media plays up the resulting conflicts, you could almost get the impression that some of us would have preferred Obama to some of our fellow Republicans.
Not only do I prefer Romney over Obama, its not even close. This is not to say that every proposed policy of Romneys is exactly what I would propose. But in stepping back and looking at the big picture, you have to recognize that the next presidents task will be to fix enormous problems. You would want the new president, above all else, to be someone who would never have been so foolish as to make the decisions that a) created the problems; or b) made them worse.
Here are nine examples:
Mitt Romney would never have thrown $862 billion down a rat hole, claiming it to be economic stimulus that would keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent. Then, three years later when unemployment was still struggling to get back down below 8 percent, he would never be so brazen as to claim such a move had actually been successful.
Mitt Romney would never have signed ObamaCare into law. I know some think otherwise because the plan he implemented as governor of Massachusetts had some similar elements. But ObamaCare was sold to the public with blatantly dishonest numbers and hidden taxes, and rammed through Congress via a series of political giveaways that would embarrass the most shameless of con artists. Whatever your disagreements with the structure of MassCare, Romney would never have done any of that. And if an ObamaCare repeal reaches Romneys desk, he will sign it.
Mitt Romney would never have exploded the deficit to more than $1 trillion a year, then allowed his Treasury Secretary tell the chairman of the House Budget Committee, regarding plans to fix the problem, We dont have a definitive solution, but we know we dont like yours.
Mitt Romney would not be running around claiming that businesses need to pay more in taxes. He would not try to tell CEOs what to do with their cash reserves (although he could do so much more competently than Obama, since unlike the president he actually knows a lot about business), because he knows that is not the presidents job. He understands that businesses are the ones who create jobs, and the last thing we need when the economy is struggling to create jobs is to increase the tax burden on businesses.
Mitt Romney would not attack people for being successful. He would not encourage the middle class to resent successful people, but instead would encourage them to learn from those who have been successful, and to seek opportunities from them.
Mitt Romney would never have promised the Russians he would give them what they want on missile defense as soon as he didnt have to worry about those pesky voters anymore.
Mitt Romney would never have stonewalled efforts to make crucial energy supplies available to Americans, as Obama has done on everything from the Keystone XL pipeline to the opening of domestic oil supplies in offshore locations and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Mitt Romney would never have let Congress get away with not passing a budget at all for three years, while running up the nations credit card at unprecedented levels through a series of continuing resolutions that escape the light of public scrutiny.
Mitt Romney would never have blamed someone else for the continued impact of problems he was elected to fix as Obama does endlessly.
This list could go on, but these nine are the some of the biggest things and the big things matter most of all. Everyone involved with a primary campaign hopes their party will nominate the absolute perfect candidate, and when your guy doesnt make it (or for some of us like me, when you dont make it), you can fall into thinking that all is lost. There are actually people running around saying there is no difference between Romney and Obama.
People. Get a grip. The differences are huge. And it starts with understanding how many truly horrendous decisions Barack Obama has made since he took office, and recognizing that Mitt Romney is a man with solid experience and good judgment and that he would never have made any of them.
That alone offers a compelling argument for sending President Obama an invitation to the inauguration of Mitt Romney on January 20, 2013. I trust he will attend.
RINOmney is a vapid dork.
The Cretin-in-Chief is a fellonious vapid quota baby Chicago hood no talent dork.
Not much diff - when you’re considering both of their dorkiness factors.
Thats impossible. I’ve repeatedly read here that there is no difference between the two.
Not entirely convinced? I don't believe anything Romney says, and repealing ObamaCare seems like one of his comments most likely to disappear once the Etch-a-Sketch is shaken or the votes are taken. I'll vote for Romney - in 2016 - if he wins in 2012 and proves that I'm wrong about him. I don't think that is going to happen. Romney is simply Obama with an "R" after his name and a whole lot less hatred for America and everything American. That is not enough to earn my vote.
Mr. Cain is quite the in-depth thinker and has many solid arguments, it is a pity he dropped out. As for Gov. Romney, were Obamacare presented to him as a business endeavor instead of a legislative one, I believe he would get the point and make the right call on killing it.
As to the thesis of Mr. Cain's publication, I think it would be quite beneficial to compile a verifiable, non-emotional list of Pres. Obama's decisions that have been enacted either via Executive Order or his agenda items passed through the legislative process that are detrimental to these United States as well as our partners abroad (i.e. Israel). This would prove useful in refuting liberal mantras as well as educating those who are casual voters.
See post #4.
“Mitt Romney would never have thrown $862 billion down a rat hole, claiming it to be economic stimulus that would keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent. Then, three years later when unemployment was still struggling to get back down below 8 percent, he would never be so brazen as to claim such a move had actually been successful.”
Based on what evidence? I see no reason to believe Mitt has any core conservative values. Why wouldn’t Mitt follow the zeitgeist and blow money and trample freedom like he did on his Socialist RomneyCare?
Agreed; I would have liked to see Cain win the nomination, and honestly I think he dropped out too soon.
As to Obama’s decisions, have you seen http://www.nachumlist.com?
I might make it "ten", and add that Romney would not have reduced our military and our nukes to such dangerously low levels.
(And, just for good measure, Romney would return the bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office.)
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I think the old standby definitions of who votes for which party have been blown away in this campaign. I think people recognize that Im not a partisan Republicanthat Im someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive.
-Mitt Romney (2002)
Video of the quote:
Obama continued: I am somebody who is no doubt progressive. I believe in a tax code that we need to make more fair. I believe in universal health care. I believe in making college affordable. I believe in paying our teachers more money. I believe in early childhood education. I believe in a whole lot of things that make me progressive.
Cain certainly would have been better than Romney. But the more I followed him, the less sure I was about what he really stood for. Would he oppose gay marriage? Would he be prolife in action and not just in words?
I’m afraid all this really means is that Cain has fallen back into the GOP-e.
Cain is a reasonable man.
I do not believe Romney is evil enough to lie so openly and not care if you believe him or not. I believe that if he lies, he’s trying to look good and he wants you to believe him. Obama flips us off either mentally or actually and lies in our faces and dares us.
I believe mitt Romney is probably a guy who believes in the United States of America. That’s not a great pro argument but at least he is not an anti-American commie.
Oh well. When Clinton got elected I discovered that my life had changed NOT ONE IOTA. After that, I cared less.
Romney is an American in name only. He’d just as soon enslave us, only even slower than Obama.
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