Skip to comments.The British case for Mitt Romney
Posted on 09/02/2012 2:41:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
..........The British have never been especially keen on enthusiasm, either in its modern sense, or in the older meaning of seized by religious fervour. Americans ideological descendants, in many ways, of those regicides differ from us perhaps more in this than in any other regard.
.....One after another, friends and colleagues of Mitt Romney lined up to tell us about the many acts of kindness which he had performed unremarked. Parents choked back their tears as they recalled the time he had spent with their dying children. Former employees spoke of his humility, his industriousness, his quiet charity. In a stroke of genius, one of his sons told us that, as boys, he and his brothers had always had to go to their mother for pocket money, their father being tightfisted which, given Americas present circumstances, strikes me as the best possible recommendation.
........The greatest pleasure I know, wrote Charles Lamb, is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident. A lot of us have just learned, almost by accident, about several of Mitt Romneys good actions. We are building up an image of the man which is rather more appealing than we had expected: workaholic, uxorious, quiet, prayerful, more than a little dull, but fundamentally decent. What a relief after the soaring but (in both senses) vain rhetoric of the past four years.
Modest, calm and obsessively private, Mitt Romney seems more British than American. He is obviously fond of this country, making it the first place he visited on his tour as a candidate..........
We have had four years of a president who scarcely troubles to hide his disdain for Britain. What a pleasure it would be.....
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
For God’s sake stop it, the man is a a horror.
Your buddy Obama is a saint, though!
You need to go to the site and read the last paragraph - I think he’s talking to you.
Do you have a point of view? What is it?
Thanks for posting this, a good article.
It’s amazing, isn’t it, how much further back the Euro’s memories go, than ours?
I mean, I guess it’s not amazing, America is still such a young country. But to read an article about Romney, and have it start with the murder of King Charles I, and mockery of his killers by calling them “enthusiasts”, well we just don’t have anything like that, do we?
I was working in a Greek diner in 1976, and we started to get all the straws and coffee cups with bicentennial decorations on them. And one of the Greek gals working there asked me “What’s this?” and I said, with great pride “America is 200 years old this year!” and she looked at me strangely and said “And Greece is how old....?”
LOL, I’ll always remember that.
Well, they’re a mess now and so are we, I guess I want to say we better all put our thinking-caps on and find a way out of the mess.
I think Romney & Ryan will be good at that. God bless them I hope they will be, and I certainly hope they win, because Obama, God bless him too, has just been dreadful.
Communism is NEVER the answer.
If you don’t like a thread, no one is forcing you to read it.
Gosh, what will we do?
Did they mention the Churchill bust? I’m sure that still infuriates them. Hell, I’m still infuriated.
obammy's not only an empty chair...
“If you don’t like a thread, no one is forcing you to read it.”
So true, but I gather some are given the job of sowing discord among brethren. - Over at DU they don’t allow that problem to exist; so it’s the “F” word every other word and an Obama lovefest orgy to their hearts’ content.
“Im still infuriated.”
Me too, and here’s a funny story.
Many months ago, and I don’t know what brought it to my mind, I don’t think there was anything in the news about it, but as you’ll see that could be wrong, I said to hubby, I hope the next president asks England for that Churchill bust back.
I said this as we were driving in to work. I get to work, turn on the radio and hear Glenn Beck say to one of his co-hosts “If I were to run for president, and say that I’d do just one thing, just ONE thing, but I won’t tell you what that one thing was, and then I’d resign, would you vote for me?”
I think the consensus was “no, we wouldn’t vote for you unless you told us what the one thing was”, but it went on for a while.
In any event, Beck’s ONE THING that he would do if elected president was ask for the Churchill bust back!
I stood straight up, because otherwise I would have literally fallen over in my chair.
Oh goodness, I hope Romney will win, ask for this memento back and make a big deal of it.
I know that Romney’s a squish, but I have a hope that he has/will learn the #1 lesson for all Republican pols, you must NOT CARE what the MSM says about you.
I figure if they bash Mormons enough between now & November, he’ll get that lesson down.
Not this time but it's pretty much ingrained in their psyche.
But not as much of a horror as those that would allow Obama another 4 years to make some sort of pointless point...
Your candidate changed his position on abortion the other day.
And he has been saying Roe vs. Wade should be overturned for some time. There's a difference between having an opinion and wanting to enforce it...BTW Obama hasn't changed his opinion - a fetus is fair game and a newborn is just a fetus outside the womb - hope you don't get your wish and seat him for another 4...
So who was your choice?
That is not true.
Romney returned to his pro-abortion position on August 27.
What is your reaction to this?
Call me a Mittbot, I’ll call you an Obamabot, and we both look equally childish.
Mormons are theologically wrong, but a lot of them are still very nice people on earth.
If actual Christians in America do not behave that way, well why don’t they begin? I think that when they started to expect the country to do most of their being Christian for them, is when the personal specialness of Christianity began to be lost. The ecstasy of being a saved soul was exchanged for a little niceness in Caesar’s realm.
Let us hear your support for turning your party pro-abortion.
The First Amendment: The Foresight of Our Founders to Protect Religious Freedom
The first provision of the First Amendment concerns freedom of religion. That guarantee reflected Thomas Jeffersons Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which declared that no one should suffer on account of his religious opinion or belief, but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion . That assurance has never been more needed than it is today, as liberal elites try to drive religious beliefsand religious believersout of the public square. The Founders of the American Republic universally agree that democracy presupposes a moral people and that, in the words of George Washingtons Farewell Address, Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.
The most offensive instance of this war on religion has been the current Administrations attempt to compel faith-related institutions, as well as believing individuals, to contravene their deeply held religious, moral, or ethical beliefs regarding health services, traditional marriage, or abortion. This forcible secularization of religious and religiously affiliated organizations, including faith-based hospitals and colleges, has been in tandem with the current Administrations audacity in declaring which faithrelated activities are, or are not, protected by the First Amendmentan unprecedented aggression repudiated by a unanimous Supreme Court in its Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC decision.
We pledge to respect the religious beliefs and rights of conscience of all Americans and to safeguard the independence of their institutions from government. We support the public display of the Ten Commandments as a reflection of our history and of our countrys Judeo-Christian heritage, and we affirm the right of students to engage in prayer at public school events in public schools and to have equal access to public schools and other public facilities to accommodate religious freedom in the public square. We assert every citizens right to apply religious values to public policy and the right of faith-based organizations to participate fully in public programs without renouncing their beliefs, removing religious symbols, or submitting to government-imposed hiring practices. We oppose government discrimination against businesses due to religious views. We support the First Amendment right of freedom of association of the Boy Scouts of America and other service organizations whose values are under assault and condemn the State blacklisting of religious groups which decline to arrange adoptions by same-sex couples. We condemn the hate campaigns, threats of violence, and vandalism by proponents of same-sex marriage against advocates of traditional marriage and call for a federal investigation into attempts to deny religious believers their civil rights.
..The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life
Faithful to the self-evident truths enshrined in the declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendments protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life. We oppose the nonconsensual withholding or withdrawal of care or treatment, including food and water, from people with disabilities, including newborns, as well as the elderly and infirm, just as we oppose active and passive euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Republican leadership has led the effort to prohibit the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion and permitted States to extend health care coverage to children before birth. We urge Congress to strengthen the Born Alive Infant Protection Act by enacting appropriate civil and criminal penalties on healthcare providers who fail to provide treatment and care to an infant who survives an abortion, including early induction delivery where the death of the infant is intended. We call for legislation to ban sex-selective abortions gender discrimination in its most lethal formand to protect from abortion unborn children who are capable of feeling pain; and we applaud U.S. House Republicans for leading the effort to protect the lives of pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia. We call for a ban on the use of body parts from aborted fetuses for research. We support and applaud adult stem cell research to develop lifesaving therapies, and we oppose the killing of embryos for their stem cells. We oppose federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.
We also salute the many States that have passed laws for informed consent, mandatory waiting periods prior to an abortion, and health-protective clinic regulation. We seek to protect young girls from exploitation through a parental consent requirement; and we affirm our moral obligation to assist, rather than penalize, women challenged by an unplanned pregnancy. We salute those who provide them with counseling and adoption alternatives and empower them to choose life, and we take comfort in the tremendous increase in adoptions that has followed Republican legislative initiatives. [end excerpts Republican Party 2012 Platform]
Try that again after some sleep.
So what’s the waffle of the week?
If you are insisting on caviling over a little roughness in grammar to avoid the plain truth that American Christians have too much leaned upon their government to be Christian for them, and too little looked to themselves, then what hope is there for you to return to integrity and truth and honesty.
The whole article is worth reading. Thanks for posting this.
Since your nominee Mitt Romney announced that his party is now pro-abortion, what is your point?
You want to rub it in that you people won?
You’ve run out of steam ansel12.
You tell me, I’m a conservative, I’m not tracking you, and yours.
One thing that you will not do, is become pro-life.
You certainly are busy running from thread to thread on this forum announcing that people aren’t pro-life.
What do you hope to gain by your subterfuge?
Look at post 33.
“obammy’s not only an empty chair...”
I’d like to see a poster showing the empty chair alongside Obama’s head. The words would be “What do these two objects have in common?”
I’m lOOking at you!
When you become a conservative, then let us know,
Mitt Romney is pro-life. He believes it speaks well of the country that almost all Americans recognize that abortion is a problem. And in the quiet of conscience, people of both political parties know that more than a million abortions a year cannot be squared with the good heart of America.
Mitt believes that life begins at conception and wishes that the laws of our nation reflected that view. But while the nation remains so divided, he believes that the right next step is for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade a case of blatant judicial activism that took a decision that should be left to the people and placed it in the hands of unelected judges. With Roe overturned, states will be empowered through the democratic process to determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate.
Mitt supports the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal funds for abortions. As president, he will end federal funding for abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood. He will protect the right of health care workers to follow their conscience in their work. And he will nominate judges who know the difference between personal opinion and the law.
Because the good heart of America knows no boundaries, a commitment to protecting life should not stop at the waters edge. Taking innocent life is always wrong and always tragic, wherever it happens. The compassionate instincts of this country should not be silent in the face of injustices like Chinas One-Child policy. No one will ever hear a President Romney or his vice president tell the Chinese government that “I fully understand” and wont second guess compulsory sterilization and forced abortion.
Americans have a moral duty to uphold the sanctity of life and protect the weakest, most vulnerable and most innocent among us. As president, Mitt will ensure that American laws reflect Americas values of preserving life at home and abroad.
Where's the inquisitor's list?
Name the "us."
-——When you become a conservative,-——
When were you designated God and judge of conservatism? Who gave you the power to judge? Newbie
You have degenerated into a bad joke
You obviously didn't follow up on the latest "revelation" - from 31 Aug:
This past week, erroneous news reports surfaced making it appear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports the pro-abortion health exception that pro-life groups understand allows for virtually unlimited abortions. The reports came after a CBS News interview during which Romney misspoke and added the word health to his position on abortion when talking about the very rare exceptions to his pro-life view opposing 99 percent of the abortions done in the United States on an annual basis. Although Romney had made his position on abortion clear throughout the campaign opposing abortions except in cases of rape or incest and contrasting that with President Barack Obamas position supporting 100% of all abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason some pro-life voters wrongly assumed Romney had changed his position. However, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, tells conservative radio talk show host Bryan Fischer that she confirmed with the Romney campaign that the candidate did not meant to say health and that his pro-life views remain the same. If that were his position, he would never have received our endorsement, thats for sure, Dannenfelser told the American Family Radio host. I have heard clarification from his spokesperson, restating what his position really is, which is rape, incest, life of the mother. That is his position. Those are his exceptions.
Not perfect, but not what you imply. It's the same with homos in the Scouts - he said he supports the Scouts' right to oppose and keep homos out even though he did have the opinion that homos should be able to be part of the Scouts - a far different cry than the leftists who would have homos running the show. There IS a DIFFERENCE between having an opinion and wishing to enforce it on the People. If you can't be honest, join the Left where you will fit right in; especially if your wish comes true and Romney goes down in flames and Obama gets another 4 to continue his atrocities on us.
Good comment about the Supreme Court. I’m sending this to you because I don’t want to waste the next several hours of the day arguing with ansel12.
I wonder... is he/she suggesting that he or she would rather have Obama appoint the next 2-3 Supreme Court justices than Romney?
Yeah, that’s the ticket. This person would have to deal with Romney for 4-8 years, but with Obama’s appointees to the Court for probably decades. Yep, that sure seems like a winning strategy to me. /s
BTW, I’ve noticed that in the last few months it seems that FR has degenerated into sometimes very heated discussions between people I would call religious/social conservatives and those I would call political/economic conservatives. I am I guess (although I don’t like all these boxes we get put into) something of a conservative libertarian, so I usually just sit and watch.
But if these two sides don’t get there act together, we’ll all lose.
I’m reminded of two comments made by Americans :
“We had better hang together or we most assuredly will all hang separately” (Franklin)
“Never let the perfect be the enemy of the good”
There is a lot of bickering, and i don’t know why some folks would rather have obummer instead of Romney.
I really heard it form on one of my post, and someone said it best, Well Bless Your Heart.
Here’s what I posted, i think you’ll like it.
His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.
His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan
He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.
B.A. from Brigham Young University,
J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University
Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.
After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.
In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States .
In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.
He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.
Some Interesting Facts about Romney:
Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.
Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.
He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.
He was an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.
He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.
He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.
Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.
And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income.... Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.
Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:
He will show us his birth certificate
He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
He will show us his social security card.
He will show us his law degree.
He will show us his draft notice.
He will show us his medical records.
He will show us his income tax records.
He will show us he has nothing to hide.
Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States.
You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it. But, on the minus side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US.
You should know the difference between the men running for America’s top office.
Does Obama/Biden deserve 4 more years?
“there” is “their” (too early in the morning.)
Actually, I’m much more worried about Muslims than I am about Mormons.
Isn’t that the truth!!!! Lets get the radical muslim out of the house!
“Your buddy Obama is a saint, though!”
The greatest pleasure I know, wrote Charles Lamb, is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
I have never heard of any act of kindness, random or otherwise, from Barack Hussein Obama. I’m sure his media plants have searched and scoured his past and have obviously come up empty.
He won’t help his brother George, and he disowned his brother Mark ( who is Jewish through his mother’s side), because he took the entrepreneurial route and wouldn’t stay in Kenya to do social work.
Mark Obama just wrote a book and teaches piano to orphans in China. And I just found out Mark went to my alma mater, Emory University. Crazy crazy small world.
No need to go gettin' jealous, or to get your ham hocks stuck in the BBQ drippings there, ansel12.
Seems that the delegates at your 3rd party convention were able to pick your nominee on the first ballot, too.