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  • Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.

    03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 761 replies · 17+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House. Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision...
  • Rand Paul Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ if Romney Asked Him to Be VP

    02/22/2012 3:56:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WFPL-FM News Radio ^ | February 22, 2012 | Kenny Colston
    Kentucky’s junior senator says it would be an honor to be considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Senator Rand Paul first discussed his higher aspirations at the beginning of this year. He said he wouldn’t close the door on being a Vice Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville today, Paul held that door firmly open, saying he wants to be part of the national debate. Paul’s name has swirled as a possible pick that would give Romney points with the Tea Party. When asked directly what he would say if Romney made the...
  • Vetting Newt too

    01/16/2012 7:15:37 AM PST · by plsjr · 24 replies
    "Newt's Positions on the Issues and His Record" - campaign website ^ | before 16 Jan 2012 | Newt and his election staff
    The link above presents videos where Newt expresses his admiration of FDR - makes me very uncomfortable that we're running to a progressive/means justifies ends from an extreme progressive... [Newt's site under] Praise for FDR When the Japanese sneak attack at Pearl Harbor threw the United States into a global war against Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt rose to the challenge. He led the allies in a global war with remarkable skill and built the greatest military in history. Newt believes that without FDR’s leadership as Commander in Chief during World War II, the 20th...
  • Mike Murphy: Mitt Romney 'delirious with joy' over Michele Bachmann (claim her rise helps Mitt)

    06/30/2011 1:51:54 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | Thursday June 30, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    In his latest Time column, Republican super-strategist Mike Murphy outlines why the Michele Bachmann surge may be short-lived, and why it helps Mitt Romney for the time being: Finally, the billion-volt electron microscopes of the national media will soon be trained on Bachmann now that she’s the official Iowa front runner. I’ll bet dollars to Minnesota lutefisk that despite her new squad of professional handlers, we are in for more of Bachmann’s factual fumbles. Her latest mix-up, confusing the birthplace of beloved American icon John Wayne with that of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, hints that Michele’s next moves on...
  • A Good Get for the Birthers (More trouble for the Wee Wee alert)

    09/01/2010 9:13:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 138 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | September 1, 2010 | David Weigel
    I try to ignore the birther movement unless it inducts someone important -- a congressman, for example. The (sigh) American Patriot Foundation's announcement that Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (ret.) has signed an affidavit supporting court martialed birther Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is actually a pretty big coup. How wild is McInerney's statement? This wild: [I]t is my opinion that LTC Lakin's request for discovery relating to the President's birth records in Hawaii is absolutely essential to determining not merely his guilt or innocence but to reassuring all military personnel once and for all for this President whether his service as...
  • SARAH PALIN'S DIRECT THOUGHTS ON THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE

    07/13/2010 11:42:56 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 225 replies
    SARAH PALIN ON THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE(From Greta Van Susteren Interview May 10, 2010 and O'Reilly interview July 9, 2010) [2008 VP PICK] - [1ST SPEECH] - [ACCEPTANCE] - [NOW, NOW] - [GOVERNOR FAREWELL] - [SARAH 2012] What follows are transcripts of the relevant parts that Palin did on immigration with Great Van Susteren on May 10, 2010, and Bill O'Reilly on July 9th. She says a lot of specific stuff here and it is clear to me that she intends To finish the fence, the physical barrier, a double fence from Brownsville to San Diego. That she will put...
  • Sarah Palin's Political Bandwagon Is wobbling Under The Weight of Contradictions [Fiorina Backlash?]

    05/15/2010 1:30:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 317 replies · 4,037+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 15th 2010 | Alex Spillius
    Sarah Palin's Political Bandwagon Is wobbling Under The Weight of Contradictions The Sarah Palin phenomenon is finally beginning to fade as contradictions mount up, says Alex Spillius in Washington Alex Spillius 15 May 2010 We are seeing the first signs of wobble on the Sarah Palin bandwagon. This may seem a strange thing to say about a political superstar who has earned at least $12 million in the past 18 months from a publishing advance, personal appearance fees and a television punditry contract, not to forget a reality show about life in Alaska. Palin is such a boon to the...
  • Tea Party hangover curbs [Ron Paul] revolution (Paulestinian mad at "Neo-cons" and Gov. Palin)

    02/19/2010 1:48:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 332+ views
    The News Record of the University of Cincinnati ^ | February 17, 2010 | Jeremy Davis
    The Tea Party movement is an interesting political phenomenon and, as with any popular social movement, it has both a good side and a bad side. The Tea Party is typically characterized as a radical group of angry Republicans, hell bent on opposing any and all things Obama. The group has been constantly lambasted by political commentators and pundits as a fringe collection of people who would love nothing more than to forever rant and chant at a Sarah Palin-palooza. But with a closer look, the movement gets a bit more diverse than that. Starting with the positive side of...
  • Is Sarah Palin a McCain-Republican?

    01/29/2010 3:57:00 PM PST · by DavidFarrar · 185 replies · 1,845+ views
    January 29, 2010 | David Farrar
    Charlie Crist has taking to calling himself a McCain-Republican in his Florida race against Marco Rubio of late. Apparently, he sees a similarity between himself and Scott Brown. I'll have to admit, calling ones self a McCain-Republican sounds better than simply calling yourself a RINO.
  • Palin supports McCain '100 percent' [Palin pushes back at TMZ 'disprespect' meme]

    12/16/2009 4:38:39 PM PST · by Al B. · 801 replies · 10,012+ views
    Politico ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Mike Allen
    Declaring that she “was honored and proud to run with him,” former Alaska governor Sarah Palin pushed back hard Wednesday against a report that she had disrespected Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation. The website TMZ accused Palin of “a frontal attack on Sen. John McCain” during a Hawaii vacation this week: “Sarah chose to wear a visor from her campaign -- a visor that was emblazoned with the former presidential candidate's name ... that is, until Palin redacted McCain's name with a black marker.” But Palin said in...
  • Romney will decide on 2012 run after midterms (Profile in Courage /sarc)

    01/05/2010 11:23:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said Tuesday that he'll decide whether to run for president in 2012 sometime after this fall's midterm elections. Romney, a 2008 Republican candidate for president and rumored 2012 contender, told Fox News in an interview to air Wednesday that he and his wife would give thought to a second presidential bid in a few years. "It's always a possibility, and you keep the options open, but, you concentrate on the task ahead, for me that's trying to get some good people elected in 2010," said Romney during a "Fox and Friends" appearance. "And, I...
  • Mitt Romney on Health Care Reform

    12/19/2009 1:15:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 898+ views
    (snip) And as a result, the best thing they can do is to stand up and be counted. To shout down those things that are unacceptable. And then to put forward our own good ideas and we are a party of ideas, have been from the beginning. We are now. We have a health care plan. We have an energy plan. We have plans that relate to winning the war in Afghanistan. These kinds of things we got to put forward. But stopping President Obama's agenda is also a very important agenda item for us. (snip)
  • The Palin Wonder – by Jamie Glazov

    12/17/2009 9:30:38 PM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies · 1,998+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Dec 18th, 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. FP: Victor Hanson, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Hanson: Glad to be here again. FP: Sarah Palin is, clearly, carving out a national presence right now. It’s not just the appeal of her book, but also her outspokenness on the Copenhagen conference and other issues. What do you think she might be up to? And what is she tapping into? What are her possibilities? Hanson: I think she taps into a current of populist unhappiness in the country with Washington insiders, Big Money, and...
  • Is Romney a Big Loser in Senate Compromise?

    12/15/2009 9:47:07 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 1,725+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2009-12-15 | Philip Klein
    (snip) On Twitter, Politico's Ben Smith asks, "At this point, how is current proposal substantially different from Romneycare?" The answer is, it ain't. (snip) So now, if Obamacare passes, Romney will be left telling angry primary voters that the only real difference between the two plans is that he implemented his policies at the state level, while Obama did it through the federal government. Sure, it's clearly worse if the federal government is implementing bad policies, but it's hard to see how such an argument would pass muster with anybody but those who are already ardent Romney supporters. It's sort...
  • Insider Poll: Mitt Romney a Potential Presidential Candidate

    12/13/2009 10:56:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies · 4,735+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY - Over the course of two weeks, Utah Republicans had the chance to see the two most talked-about potential presidential candidates in their party. Mitt Romney attended an event for ADX security systems and Sarah Palin visited to sign her bestselling book. The Utahpolicy.com, Fox 13 Insider Poll finds that Mitt Romney is taken far more seriously as a potential presidential candidate. 53.5 percent of Republicans say they expect Romney to be the Republican party candidate to face Barack Obama. 31.3 percent of Democrats think Romney will be the candidate. Only 4.7 percent of Republicans and 6.3...
  • Romney lays out plan to fix economy

    12/03/2009 11:51:41 AM PST · by yongin · 94 replies · 1,991+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 3, 2009 | CNN
    Mitt Romney says that like other presidents, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But the former Massachusetts governor feels unlike his predecessors, Obama has made the recession he inherited worse, not better. In an op-ed in Wednesday's USA Today, Romney says what he calls the president's inability to "stem" the rise in unemployment should not be a surpise. "With no experience whatsoever in the world of employment and business formation, he had no compass to guide his path. Instead, he turned over much of his economic recovery agenda to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, themselves nearly...
  • Palin: Couric was "Badgering" and Biased

    11/12/2009 3:21:41 PM PST · by nomoremods · 152 replies · 5,507+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11-12-09 | AP
    The rumors are true, according to Sarah Palin: The McCain-Palin campaign was not a happy family. And she says that most of her legal bills were generated defending what she called frivolous ethics complaints, but she reveals that about $500,000 was a bill she received to pay for the McCain campaign vetting her for the VP nod. She said when she asked the McCain campaign if it would help her financially, she was told McCain's camp would have paid all the bills if he'd won; since he lost, the vetting legal bills were her responsibility.
  • Knock It Off, Free Republic!

    12/02/2009 9:21:09 AM PST · by pissant · 533 replies · 10,654+ views
    XenoHistoran ^ | 12/1/09 | XenoHistorian
    I have been a minor participant at Free Republic, the Internet’s leading conservative forum, since September 2004. An online friend referred me to a discussion where members of Free Republic were talking about the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections, and using my maps from this page to make a point. I had to join FR to introduce myself to that group, and thank them for visiting. Because that was right after the “Rathergate” scandal, I thus became one of the “Pajamahadeen” that had just brought down the Sauronic eye of CBS. Being a “Freeper” has been an interesting and fun...
  • My response to the RINO Blogger telling FR to Knock Off the RINO Bashing and to all RINO Pushers

    12/02/2009 11:15:56 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 357 replies · 9,492+ views
    Dec 2, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    RomneyCare is big government forcing its will on a formerly free people. It's anti-American, anti-free-markets, anti-Liberty and unconstitutional. Listen to the Reagan tape. RomneyCare is the socialism he's talking about. RomneyCare = ObamaCare. No difference. Government is not the solution, it IS the problem!! Free Republic will not support gun grabbing, abortion pushing, gay rights pushing, big government socialist RINOS!! In fact we will actively campaign AGAINST them!! Free Republic is a pro-Life & Liberty small government conservative site for pro-Life & Liberty small government conservatives!! Take a freaking hike if you don't like it. RINOS be damned!! Hope this...
  • Sarah Palin is Mitt Romney's Useful Idiot [BARF]

    11/30/2009 7:16:17 PM PST · by delacoert · 62 replies · 1,481+ views
    SPECTATOR.co.uk ^ | 17th November 2009 | Alex Massie
    The glib answer to this is to suggest that she'd do the party a great service by not running at all. Yesterday I wrote that she's a "wrecker not a uniter" and that she could hijack the primary season to disastrous effect. That's clearly one possibility. But there are others, including some which might actually help the GOP and not merely by demonstrating the limits of Palinism and, consequently, lancing that particular boil. Though I think he under-estimates Palin's fund-raising potential, Daniel Larison runs through some of the [reasons?] that make it most unlikely that Palin can actually win the...
  • ENOUGH OF THE ROMNEY ADS!

    12/01/2009 8:47:17 AM PST · by azcap · 6 replies · 1,010+ views
    VANITY | 12/1/2009 | Self
    Enough all ready with the Romney ads. Is the Free Republic "the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web" or is it just a forum for anti-Romney adds? I understand that those who run the FR don't like Romney - Great, I'm not a big fan either but does every page of the Free Republic have to start with an Anti-Romney add. The FR makes a big deal of not accepting advertising but the Romney blurb on every page is as annoying as the worst pop-ups anywhere else. Want to read a post about the Global...
  • Could and Shoulda....Where do "Fredheads" go now?

    08/24/2009 12:38:35 PM PDT · by brewferr · 67 replies · 3,221+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | 8/24/2009 | Brewferr
    So here we were in 2007 worrying about who would take the Reagan "mantle of conservatism" forward. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul and others were already in the race to become the next GOP nominee for president. And you know what? Conservatives were freaking out! Was this really the crop we had to choose from? None of these guys, with the exception of maybe Duncan Hunter or to an extent Ron Paul, really understood what conservatism was. Then a grassroots draft campaign was initiated to bring someone into the race that really understood...
  • Palin's credibility gap (favorables vs voting intention)

    07/16/2009 4:39:17 PM PDT · by techno · 24 replies · 504+ views
    July 16, 2009 | techno
    As the readers of FR know there is a decided gap between Sarah Palin's favorability numbers among her own party and/or Republicans and Republican Independents and who they would actually cast their vote for as POTUS as multiple polls have shown recently. Here is my take on why this is so: 1)There is a certain segment of Republicans or conservatives who firmly believe that Sarah will be too politically damaged by the MSM to be a viable candidate in 2012 even though many of them like Sarah personally or her policies. This is a legitimate concern that I hope does...
  • Obama Worship vs. Palin Worship...What's the difference?

    07/11/2009 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Bob J · 189 replies · 3,255+ views
    7-11-09 | Bob J
    We all loved Sarah. She rescued the sinking McCain campaign, said all the right things and holds pretty much the same positions of most FReepers. They all love Obama. He rescued the sinking DNC, said all the right things and holds pretty much the same positions of most liberals. Dems, liberals and the MSM are condemned for their all consuming adoration, virtual blindness to any mistakes or faults and slobbering worship of the man. Yet when the same thing happens to Palin it turns into a virtue. Sarah was a real coup for conservatives. But when she announced her resignation...
  • Romney Emerges as Top Issues Play to His Strength

    07/09/2009 4:18:51 PM PDT · by americanophile · 138 replies · 3,560+ views
    WSJ ^ | July 9, 2009 | Gerald F. Seib
    Most Republicans have just finished what might be called the spring of their discontent. Not much went right in the first half of the year; not much to cheer about. Let us count the ways that the world has conspired to help Mr. Romney. At a time when the Republican Party is straining to find new leaders, other prominent party members who aspire to that role -- Govs. Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal and Mark Sanford, and Sen. John Ensign -- have stumbled or, in the case of Gov. Sanford, flamed out in spectacular fashion. Mitt Romney now looks by comparison...
  • Mitt Quit Too

    07/06/2009 1:12:20 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 248 replies · 3,207+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7.6.09 @ 1:01PM | By W. James Antle, III
    A number of Palin defenders have argued that Mitt Romney similarly cut and run from Massachusetts. While there is an important distinction between resigning office and declining to run for reelection -- Romney served out the entire term to which he was elected -- I basically agree with this criticism. Romney's abandonment of Massachusetts during a critical juncture in fights over health care, the budget, and the definition of marriage was the single greatest factor that shifted me from a Romney-sympathetic commentator to a critic. (The spin of Romney's flip-flops by some of his overzealous supporters played a role too,...
  • Conservative backlash against Palin

    07/06/2009 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 144 replies · 3,210+ views
    Conservative backlash against Palin @ 1:45 pm by Eric Zimmermann Sarah Palin's resignation has left political analysts scratching their heads. But it has also left conservative activists and bloggers confused, frustrated, and often times upset. Some of Sarah Palin's biggest fans now openly wonder if she has any shot at the 2012 nomination. Ed Morrisey at Hot Air calls Palin's move "easily the most bizarre resignation I've seen, and just about senseless." Citing her lame-duck status as a reason to resign was "the most incoherent part of the entire statement," Morrissey ads. Using this logic, Palin should never have run...
  • Palin Flashback: "Perceived Whine"

    07/05/2009 6:16:21 PM PDT · by steve-b · 35 replies · 1,123+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/5/09 | Harry Siegel
    A Hillary supporter reminds of this Newsweek interview from last August: NEWSWEEK: Sarah Palin, you are a Republican and a conservative one at that. It's unlikely that you and Hillary would agree on too many issues. But, yet, as a woman, chief executive—someone who's been through the grinder—when you look at the coverage and you listen to the conversations, what do you see? Sarah Palin: Fair or unfair—and I do think that it's a more concentrated criticism that Hillary gets on so many fronts; I think that's unfortunate. But fair or unfair, I think she does herself a disservice to...
  • Unlike Romney's "National Council for a New America," Free Republic is a conservative site!

    05/03/2009 12:32:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,448 replies · 35,299+ views
    I'm going to try one more time to explain what FR is all about. Free Republic is a conservative site. That does not necessarily mean it is a Republican site. In fact there may be many Republicans we don't support and some Republican issues we cannot agree with. I'll throw in Arlen Specter as a prime example of a Republican we cannot support. Should be obvious to all why not. Should also be just as obvious to all that we cannot support Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, John McCain and his lap dog Lindsay Graham, Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, et al....
  • Mitt Romney : A Republican Stimulus Plan

    12/20/2008 3:09:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies · 4,295+ views
    National Review ^ | Dec 19,2008 | Mitt Romney
    What is Washington waiting for? The inauguration is less than five weeks away: At the rate we’ve been going, another 500,000 jobs will be lost by then. The downward spiral is deepening and accelerating: Congress and the president must act now. American families have lost about $11 trillion in net worth as securities and home values have plummeted. This translates into about $400 billion less annual consumer spending, net of government safety-net funding. Exports won’t grow to make this up, as the dollar has strengthened with investors worldwide clamoring for its relative security. Investments won’t make up the gap either,...