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  • Romney can't lead a more populist GOP

    10/01/2014 6:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 1, 2014 | Timothy P. Carney, Senior Political Columnist
    Mitt Romney is a great person and a decent politician, but he also embodies the deepest problems in the Republican Party. He shouldn't run for president. Republicans, if they want to control Congress or win the White House, need to become a Party of the People. Romney may be the worst possible man to take the GOP in that direction. Romney’s most telling moment in 2012 was when he told a crowd of rich donors that the 47 percent of the country that “pay no income tax” are unwinnable for Republicans, because they “are dependent upon government,” and “I'll never...
  • Romney Loyalists Hyping Comeback: 'Republicans Are Dying to Be Associated with Him'

    08/03/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 346 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney loyalists are trying to gin up the narrative that Republicans just can't get enough of Romney.“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” Spencer Zwick, "a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council," claimed to the Washington Post. The Chamber of Commerce, which has vowed to wage war on the Tea Party and push through amnesty legislation, glowingly praised Romney, alleging he would be in a "commanding position" if he entered the 2016 race. Romney is reportedly set to make trips to West...
  • Mitt Romney: Not Healthy Congress Hasn't Passed Amnesty

    05/30/2014 1:05:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 133 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 30 May 2014 | by TONY LEE
    On Friday, failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said it wasn't healthy that Congress has not passed amnesty legislation that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers. "I do believe it's important for us, before the presidential contest in 2016, to finally have immigration reform in place," Romney said, according to The Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs. "I just don't think it's healthy for the country to continue to have this issue open and unresolved, particularly with so many families that are waiting for the answers." Romney said he was not for a "special"...
  • Massachusetts ditches RomneyCare health exchange

    05/06/2014 12:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/5/14 5:35 PM EDT | Kyle Cheney
    RomneyCare’s pioneering health insurance exchange is headed for the scrap heap. Bay State officials are taking steps this week to junk central parts of their dysfunctional health insurance exchange—the model for President Barack Obama’s health care law—and merge with the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov. The decision is part of an expensive plan that would occur alongside a parallel, last-ditch attempt to still build a working state system. The state on Monday announced the hiring of hCentive, a Virginia-based contractor that helped construct the Kentucky and Colorado exchanges. The company would rush to build a viable state exchange in time for...
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 92 replies
    national review ^ | March 18, 2014
    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman. The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond...
  • Romney: Christie 'Could Easily Become Our Nominee and Save Our Party’ [barf alert]

    11/03/2013 6:55:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 118 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/3/2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he believed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could “easily” become the GOP presidential nominee in 2016 and “save our party.” Christie most recently made national news when he decided to drop a legal challenge to rulings in New Jersey state courts that declared same-sex marriage legal there. And not long before that, he changed his position on the question of whether illegal aliens should get in-state tuition rates at New Jersey state colleges. Now he backs legislation...
  • Romney opposes GOP strategy that led to government shutdown [Mitt criticizing Tea Party]

    10/03/2013 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said before giving a speech at the University of Utah Wednesday that shutting down the government is the wrong way to oppose the nation's new health care law. Romney repeated his concerns about the strategy against the Affordable Care Act employed by some Republicans in Congress, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, that led to the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday. "My view is that Republicans, elected Republicans, almost universally agree that Obamacare is problematic for the economy and for the American family," he said in response to a...
  • Sarah Palin to Chris Wallace: Expose which GOPers are trying to ‘trash Sen Cruz’

    09/22/2013 9:53:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 156 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/22/2013
    @FoxNewsSunday Keep it TRULY fair & balanced. Release the GOP names encouraging you to trash @SenTedCruz. No more anonymous sources.— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) September 22, 2013 As Twitchy reported, Fox News’ Chris Wallace revealed that he was sent unsolicited oppo research on Sen. Ted Cruz. By “top Republicans.”Sarah Palin, who recently told GOP senators to “woman up” and stand firm on Obamacare, continues to have Sen. Cruz’s back.At least someone has a spine. Fight like a girl? You betcha.Will Chris Wallace reveal the names? Stay tuned.Related:‘See your filthy paw prints, Rove’ Who sent oppo research on Ted Cruz to...
  • Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry

    12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romney’s massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP™, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician. Before we get to that, let’s step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didn’t exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the...
  • Romney Pivots, Embraces Romneycare Again

    08/10/2012 12:33:54 PM PDT · by so_real · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 9, 2012 | GREGORY J. KRIEG
    "At the top of my list of programs we don't need is one that costs $100 billion a year I'm going to get rid of and that's Obamacare," he said to cheers at a rally. But then, a telling pivot: "By the way, that doesn't mean that health care is perfect. We've got to do reforms in health care and I have some experience doing that, as you know. And I know how to make a better setting than the one we have in health care."
  • Romney spokesman on steelworker ad: In Massachusetts, he would have been covered under RomneyCare

    08/08/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/08/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, the key bit comes at 1:25. Are we sufficiently close to the election yet that we’re obliged to give Team Mitt a pass on this purely in the interest of defeating Obama, or is there still time left to wrist-slap him for touting a deeply problematic statist health-care expansion? (It's not just his spokesman who alluded to RomneyCare this morning but, according to Reuters, Romney himself.) If the answer is the former then I'm not optimistic about holding his feet to the fire from the right once he's elected. The Democrats have formidable challengers lined up for 2016...
  • Romney spokesperson cites Massachusetts health law (as a plus)

    08/08/2012 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    Polutico ^ | Wednesday August 8, 2012
    A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law. “To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s...
  • Top Romney Advisor all in for Obamacare Implementation

    07/10/2012 4:32:51 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 89 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 07/10/2012 | Gina Miller
    Again it comes to this: voting for the “lesser of two evils.” This is assuming, of course, that Mitt “Stealth Leftist” Romney wins the Republican nomination for President. I had decided that I was through voting for the less evil candidate, but then I know that our elections may be heavily compromised at this point, as the Left gets its voter-fraud-voting-machine-hacking down to an Argonne National Laboratory science. However, since the horrendous John “Quisling” Roberts Supreme Court decision to uphold the clearly unconstitutional “Obamacare” monster, I have decided to go ahead and vote for the Republican nominee, no matter who...
  • Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare

    06/04/2012 6:43:58 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 76 replies
    Richochet ^ | 06/04/2012 | Ben Domenech
    One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president. Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants. But that's a coincidence, of course.
  • New Friction Grows Between Romney, Conservatives over Obamacare

    07/06/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 05 Jul 2012 07:54 PM
    For months, Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign was a picture of discipline, charting a relatively steady course for the former Massachusetts governor through a bitterly contested primary season. In recent weeks, however, Romney's tight ship has not looked so tight. Romney's missteps on issues such as immigration and healthcare - and images of him on a jet ski during a vacation at his New Hampshire estate this week - have exasperated some supporters who are calling for a shake-up of his staff and worrying he could bungle Republicans' chances of ousting Democratic President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election....
  • Mitt Romney explains the free-rider penalty

    07/05/2012 2:20:54 AM PDT · by RaisingCain · 39 replies
    Barack Obama for President Official Channel on You Tube ^ | July 4, 2012 | Presidential Campaign for Barack Obama
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xv0Xo9W1a8&feature=g-u-u Obozo has a new ad on his YouTube channel featuring Mitt Romney selling the individual mandate and why it was necessary. Can anyone really explain how ObamaCare as a major campaign issue is going to benefit Mittens?
  • Do Conservatives Have a Seat at Romney's Table?

    07/04/2012 5:48:25 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 44 replies
    None | July 4, 2012 | Self
    Romney seems to have a "tin ear" when it comes to listening to conservative views. Since it is nearly impossible to mount a successful campaign against him now and come up with another viable candidate who can win in the November election, we need to be sure that our voices are heard and heeded by the Romney campaign. Question: Do conservatives have someone in Romney's inner circle who can influence him and make sure he sticks up for our values? Is there anyone from FreeRepublic who can represent us and our concerns on his team? How can we get a...
  • Allen West questions Romney team

    07/03/2012 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Polutico ^ | Tuesday July 3, 2012
    Rep. Allen West suggested late Monday that Mitt Romney re-evaluate his campaign advisers, hours after top Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom said on TV that the individual mandate of President Barack Obama’s health care law is not a tax. “It’s a tax,” the Florida Republican told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News. “I think that the governor probably needs to look at who he has within his circle of advisers, and probably get … them to provide the right type of counsel and advice.”
  • The Truth. It Hurts. (We are being played by Republicans)

    07/03/2012 1:00:27 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/3/12
    Mitch McConnell is in the headlines again for saying the odds are against those wanting repeal of Obamacare. “[I]t’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place,” he said in part. For once, let’s give McConnell the benefit of the doubt and suggest he is talking about the present Congress, not the next Congress, though in actual context he seems to mean both. Let’s be charitable. The truth is, I don’t expect Republicans in Congress to be fully committed to repeal next year even if they have Mitt Romney in the White...
  • Will Mitt Romney expand the role, size, and cost of government?

    07/03/2012 12:49:25 PM PDT · by Clay Taurus · 23 replies
    July 3 2012 | Clay Taurus
    My first thread on Free Republic I asked if Mitt Romney would balance the budget, and the consensus was that he would not. That we should expect more of the same. So for this next one, I will ask more stuff which is important to me a fiscal free market conservative: Will Mitt Romney expand the role, size, and cost of government? I’m asking these questions about the deficit, and size of government because I don’t understand what the difference is so far between Obama and Romney, and not sure what the point is in replacing Obama with Romney if...
  • Sarah Palin's take on Obamacare ruling

    07/03/2012 10:56:29 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | 28 June 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Thank you, SCOTUS. This Obamacare ruling fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened! Thank God. This proves to be such an unsettling time in America as we undergo the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama promised he would do to us if elected. Obamacare was dealt in deception and confusion by flooding the public with an overwhelming amount of conflicting “rationale” via thousands of pages of unread legislative detail, which is the radical left’s M.O. Obama promised the American people this wasn’t a tax and that he’d never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. We now see...
  • Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care

    07/03/2012 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | Tuesday July 3, 2012 | Josh Kra
    It's becoming clear that Romney has decided to focus on the economy at the expense of everything else, even issues that could play to his political benefit. He's avoided criticizing the administration's handling of the botched Fast and Furious operation, even as it threatens to become a serious vulnerability for the president. He's been silent in responding to Obama's immigration executive order, not wanting to offend receptive Hispanics or appear like a flip-flopper. He appears more likely to tap a safe, bland running mate like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty who won't do him any...
  • Romney Campaign Declares Cease Fire on Health Care.

    07/03/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 155 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | 07/03/12 | Laura Ingraham
    July 3, 2012 Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care Posted by Staff In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans politically, even as it was a serious policy setback for conservatives. But that's not shaping up to be the case. Mitt Romney, after giving a brief statement decrying the decision, has been virtually silent on criticizing the health care law. He's been on vacation and his campaign has been giving off clear signals that it doesn't want...
  • Romney camp sides with Obama that health insurance mandate is not tax

    07/03/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 67 replies
    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Monday rejected a Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act, repudiating a contention made in last week’s Supreme Court decision that the law’s requirement that individuals carry medical coverage amounts to a tax. The Romney team’s refusal to invoke the word “tax” with regard to the individual mandate puts the candidate at odds with others in his party at a moment when Republicans are attempting to capi­tal­ize on the Supreme Court’s decision, which deemed President Obama’s health-care law constitutional. Some Republican-led states are trying to thwart the legislation’s effort to cover the poor. In an...
  • Romney breaks with GOP, says mandate is a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 54 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 07/02/12 02: | the hill
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign broke with congressional Republicans on Monday by arguing that the individual mandate upheld by the Supreme Court last week is a penalty, not a tax. http://thehill.com/video/campaign/235855-romney-team-agrees-with-obama-mandate-not-a-tax Duck duck who's got the Duck ?
  • Romney on Romneycare: First Subsidize, Then Mandate

    07/02/2012 10:16:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In a presentation about his health-care reform plan delivered at the Heritage Foundation on Jan. 6, 2006, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said that for his plan to work it would be necessary to first subsidize health insurance for a segment of the population not already receiving government health-care subsidies and then mandate that everyone in the state buy health insurance. To do otherwise, Romney said, “would be crazy.” His speech was accompanied by a Powerpoint presentation that graphically laid out some of the basics of his proposal and the health insurance situation that then prevailed in Massachusetts. On...
  • Romney adviser: Health care not a tax ("Etch a Sketch" Adviser is back)

    07/02/2012 9:07:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/02/2012 | David Sherfinski
    While Congressional Republicans have seized on the Supreme Court’s ruling that President Obama’s health care overhaul is constitutional as a tax, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s top campaign strategist undercut that line of argument Monday, saying that the governor agrees with Mr. Obama that the law is not a tax. “The governor has consistently described the mandate in Massachusetts as a penalty,” Eric Fehrnstrom, Mr. Romney’s strategist, said on MSNBC. “The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court; he agreed with the dissent that was written by Justice Scalia, which clearly states the mandate was not a tax.”
  • WH gets unexpected backup: Romney camp says it's a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 7:12:19 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-2-12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Prominent Dems including White House chief of staff Jack Lew and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have repeatedly argued in recent days that the fee for not buying insurance under the health care law is in fact a penalty and not a tax. They got support from an unexpected quarter on Monday: the Romney campaign. Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told Chuck Todd on MSNBC's Daily Rundown that he agrees - the fee is a penalty and not a tax, as the Supreme Court ruled last week. "The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court," Fehrnstrom said. "He...
  • If not Mitt....

    07/01/2012 6:22:21 PM PDT · by Wagonboy · 60 replies
    Andrew McCarthy | Vanity
    Columnist Andrew McCarthy gives us what probably is the most important question regarding the upcoming presidential election now that Mitt has won the GOP race, “…I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I’d just ask you to keep four things in mind: 1.. Justice Scalia just turned 78 2.. Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year 3.. Justice Breyer will be 76 in August 4.. Justice Ginsburg just turned 81. We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is...
  • Sen. Schumer says Romney "in a pickle" over health care

    07/01/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "in a pickle" arguing against the president's health care bill because he passed a similar version in Massachusetts. "He prescribed this. This was his bill," Schumer said on "Face the Nation." He noted Republicans "have ads saying it's a tax increase. Are they going to say, 'Mitt Romney had the biggest tax increase in Massachusetts?'" "Mitt Romney is in a total pickle here," Schumer said, arguing that the Republican Party is in a tough position: As polls suggest the economy is the top priority of voters, he...
  • Rasmussen: Obama gets polling bump from high court health ruling

    06/30/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama is leading Mitt Romney thanks to a bump from last Thursday's high court healthcare ruling, according to a survey released Saturday from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen. Rasmussen's latest daily presidential tracking poll finds Obama with 46 percent support from likely voters to Romney's 44.
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • Sarah Palin: Repealing Obamacare should be Romney's first priority as president

    06/30/2012 11:19:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    The Capitol Column ^ | July 1, 2012 | The Capitol Column
    During her appearance on Fox News, Palin added that she expects presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to make good on his promise to repeal Obamacare if he elected in November. "First on the list of priorities must be repealing and replacing Obamacare with something that makes more sense," she said. Earlier that day Romney had slammed the Supreme Court ruling, re-affirming his promise to help repeal the health care law as president. "Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion. Obamacare cuts Medicare - cuts Medicare by approximately $500 billion. And even with those cuts and...
  • I'm a Tea Party Nose Holder

    06/30/2012 12:35:57 PM PDT · by morethanright · 74 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-06-30 11:50:12 | mrcurmudgeon
    <p>Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress has the power to do just about anything it desires provided it's called a tax. It's hard not to notice that the Progressive march toward totalitarianism in America has a decidedly bipartisan feel. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the high court's majority opinion, is an appointee of "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush.</p>
  • Sarah Palin Thank you, SCOTUS.

    06/28/2012 11:19:15 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 245 replies
    Facebook ^ | 19 minutes ago | Sarah Palin
    Thank you, SCOTUS. This Obamacare ruling fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened! Thank God. This proves to be such an unsettling time in America as we undergo the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama promised he would do to us if elected. Obamacare was dealt in deception and confusion by flooding the public with an overwhelming amount of conflicting “rationale” via thousands of pages of unread legislative detail, which is the radical left’s M.O. Obama promised the American people this wasn’t a tax and that he’d never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. We now see...
  • Romney won election today (Vanity)

    06/28/2012 12:07:16 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 73 replies
    T4B | 06/28/2012 | T4B
    If it was about anything else before, it is about Obamacare now. We have seen what happens in an election centered around Obamacare. It is not pretty for Dems. If SCOTUS had struck it down today, it would have defanged this issue, and de-energized some of the GOP and Independents who united against this in 2009-2010. Some Independents who have been uncomfortable with being associated with GOP candidates are re-energized and re-united over this issue. What will be fascinating is seeing his whole party run away from him on this issue. We may pick up another 30 seats in the...
  • Palin revives 'death panels' claim ahead of Supreme Court decision

    06/26/2012 1:32:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill's Healthwatch ^ | June 25, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday revived her inflammatory accusation that President Obama's healthcare law creates "death panels." Palin used her Facebook page to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court's upcoming healthcare decision. She said she wanted to take the opportunity to stand by comments in a 2009 Facebook post that touched off a firestorm of controversy. "I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say," Palin said in Monday's...
  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • GOP promises to rid nation of healthcare law (Commiecare™)

    06/24/2012 2:54:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/12
    GOP promises to rid nation of healthcare lawBy Ian Swanson - 06/23/12 06:00 AM ET Republicans are using their weekly radio address to reiterate their promise to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law. The address is timed for this week’s decision by the Supreme Court, which is set to announce its ruling on the controversial law as early as Monday. The justices could uphold the law, they could throw it out, or they could throw out the mandate that consumers buy health insurance but leave the rest of the law standing. Many expect the ruling to at least go against the...
  • Daily Caller Whines That ‘Increasingly Irrelevant’ Palin Hasn’t Endorsed Romney

    06/19/2012 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Something about that Old Guard and that establishment. There’s a schedule to keep and a list of rules to follow. Apparently, Sarah Palin shredded her copy and it’s starting to rub the media the wrong way. Despite saying dozens of times over the last year that she would eventually back the GOP nominee in her #1 mission to replace Barack Obama, apparently the media expects more. An article written by The Hill yesterday notices: “Palin Doesn’t Mention Romney In Address To Conservative Bloggers”. The Daily Caller reiterates: “Sarah Palin Hasn’t Formally Endorsed Romney Yet” while they also concede that she...
  • More Delegates Want to Join Repub Revolt

    06/17/2012 7:16:09 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 125 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | REBEKAH KEARN
    In a revolt against Romney, at least 40 more national convention delegates asked to join 123 previous plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee, and their attorney said hundreds more may soon follow suit. The first 123 delegates, all from the 9th Circuit, sued the RNC, its Chairman Rince Priebus, and every state party chairman in the 9th Circuit in Federal Court on Monday, demanding the right to vote for the candidate of their choice on every ballot at the Republican National Convention, including the first. The delegates claim the party violated federal law by forcing them to...
  • The Conservative Case For Single Payer Health Care (Its the Competitiveness, Stupid)

    06/16/2012 7:50:50 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 57 replies
    Harry's Place ^ | 06/16/2012 | Andrew McMurphy
    On the surface, the title of this article seems paradoxical. How can any conservative in the USA even contemplate the concept of the government creating a single-payer health insurance system covering all Americans and, in effect, ending private major medical health insurance? In this post I hope to make the conservative case for a single payer incontrovertible for those occupying the centre-right politically. Conservatives are supposed to be the defenders of business. Yet our current health care system works as an albatross around the neck of American business. Likewise, the piecemeal reforms of ObamaCare seem only to make some problems...
  • Republican Surrenderists for Obamacare

    06/14/2012 2:15:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 45 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | June 13, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    During the summer of 2009, conservative activists turned up the heat on Democratic politicians to protest the innovation-destroying, liberty-usurping Obamacare mandate. In the summer of 2012, it’s squishy Republican politicians who deserve the grassroots flames.In case you hadn’t heard, even if the Supreme Court overturns the progressives’ federal health care juggernaut, prominent GOP leaders vow to preserve its most “popular” provisions. These big-government Republicans show appalling indifference to the dire market disruptions and culture of dependency that Obamacare schemes have wrought.GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, vice chair of the Senate GOP Conference, told a St. Louis radio station two...
  • The ObamaCare poll that the White House hates: 4 takeaways (Commiecare™ on the ropes)

    06/09/2012 6:13:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/08/12
    The ObamaCare poll that the White House hates: 4 takeawaysBy The Week's Editorial Staff – Fri, Jun 8, 2012 A new survey shows that a full two-thirds of Americans would like to see all or part of ObamaCare struck down by the Supreme Court. Two-thirds of Americans would like to see the Supreme Court strike down all or part of ObamaCare, according to a new poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS. The poll comes as the country awaits the Supreme Court's decision on President Obama's signature legislative achievement, which is expected to be handed down sometime before...
  • Conservatives and Romney work at working together

    06/09/2012 11:40:10 AM PDT · by Innovative · 165 replies
    Google News/AP ^ | June 9, 2012 | Laurie Kellman, AP
    Conservatives at the core of the Republican Party are coalescing behind likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney faster than expected... "I'm going (to support him) because it's my responsibility and, frankly, almost anything is going to be better than Obama," said Steve Troxel, chairman of the Lynchburg Republican Party in swing-state Virginia. "The emerging consensus among conservatives is that the Republican House will lead the conservative charge and Romney will be in the White House to sign bills, rather than advance his own agenda," said Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak, who supported Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the primary. "Conservatives don't...
  • RomneyCare - Mitt Romney on the record [Footage Collection] (Video)

    06/08/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | Romneyreview
    A chronological assembly of footage dealing with Romney and Romneycare and how he endorsed federal mandate through Wyden Bennett Bill (called it bipartisan). RomneyCare - Mitt Romney on the record
  • A very basic primer on deciding between Romney and Obama in November

    06/06/2012 11:23:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 53 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-06-12 | Vince
    In business there is something called “sunk costs” which refers to funds that have been spent and are unrecoverable. At any given point sunk costs are irrelevant to the decisions going forward. An example of this would be a company that has spent a billion dollars building a plant and now has to choose whether or not to spend another billion dollars hiring staff and actually operating the plant. At the point of the decision the only thing that should be relevant to the decision makers is what makes best sense for the firm going forward. Does the company...
  • Romney: Man of Pastel

    06/06/2012 2:17:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 6, 2012 | Michael Tanner
    Now that Mitt Romney has officially clinched the Republican nomination, most of the political Right has rallied around him, out of antipathy for President Obama if for no other reason. Recent polls show that if the election were held today Romney would receive 90 percent of the Republican vote, and three-quarters of the vote from self-described conservatives. One can expect even more conservatives and Republicans to “come home,” as the bitterness of the primary season fades, and the contrast with Obama becomes clearer. Yet, for anyone concerned with the size, cost, and intrusiveness of government, dark clouds continue to hang...
  • Emails That Romney Tried to Hide Are Revealed

    06/05/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5 June 2012 | Matt Negrin
    Once-secret emails from Mitt Romney's time as governor that were revealed today spurred a flurry of comments about the candidate's support for the so-called individual mandate. Yet there's another issue that's been revived: Romney's secrecy. When Romney left the governor's office in Massachusetts, his staff erased all the emails from a computer server and bought the hard drives used to store data, so that their correspondence would stay hidden. Or so they thought. Tom Trimarco, Romney's administration and finance secretary, never deleted his emails. Some of them surfaced today in The Wall Street Journal, which submitted a public information request...
  • How Romney Pushed State Health Bill

    06/05/2012 6:30:09 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2012 | MARK MAREMONT
    When Mitt Romney left office as Massachusetts governor, his aides removed all emails from a server computer in the governor's office, and purchased and carted off hard drives from 17 state-owned personal computers, according to a current state official. But a small cache of emails survived, including some that have never publicly surfaced surrounding Mr. Romney's efforts to pass his now-controversial health-care law. The emails show the Republican governor was closely engaged in negotiating details of the bill, working with top Democratic state leaders and drafting early copies of opinion articles backing it. Mr. Romney once trumpeted the overhaul as...