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  • Posting the address of for those FReepers who can no longer stomach FR

    07/10/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 843 replies
    Received yet another FReepmail message regarding the underground campaign to get disgruntled freepers to move on over to the latest anti-freeper site. I'll save them the trouble of having their moles to do their underhanded dirty work underground. If you're totally fed up with me and my absolute refusal to support the GOP-e's outright plunge into supporting the progressive/statist agenda and no longer wish to resist tyranny, please by all means go join the RINO squishes over on ( actual address: ). But when you join them, please do us all favor and don't come back. It'll save...
  • We will not waste our limited resources on FR in support for a liberal progressive LIAR

    04/13/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2,351 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    A reminder for those who are not receiving the message: Romney is a pathological compulsive liar. Lie after lie papered over with more lies. Doesn’t even flinch when caught in bald faced lies, simply tells another big whopper to cover up or dodge the issue. Funny thing, the man actually seems to believe his own latest lies and simply ignores the glaring record of his past actions/lies. And you have true blue establishment elite RINO Republicans like Karl Rove enabling and backing up his lies. Their motivation is simply to hang on to power (and riches) any way they can....
  • This Level Headed FReeper is *NOT* voting for Romney (VANITY)

    04/10/2012 6:20:28 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 227 replies
    With all of the chicanery that the GOP-E has done over the last year, and helped the media to do over the last year, there's NO WAY I'm surrendering to these creeps. Romney is *NOT* our candidate! He's their candidate, we're NOT REPUBLICANS! We are conservatives and constitutionalists FIRST. We believe in small government! Not this big government crap that Romney has peddled for the better half of the last decade or two, and I certainly can't do any more nose holding at the ballot box. Voting for a big government republican is the real world equivalent of cutting off...
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • Gallup Daily: Romney 32%, Santorum 28%, Gingrich 14%

    02/27/2012 11:52:26 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 169 replies · 1+ views
    The Gallup Poll | 2-27-2012 | Gallup
    Romney 32% Santorum 28% Gingrich 14% Paul 12%
  • Delusional...NewtBots like Jim Jones subjects on KoolAid...[and another one bytes the zot]

    01/21/2012 6:30:40 AM PST · by milwguy · 268 replies · 1+ views
    powerline ^ | 1/20/2012 | john hinderaker
    What is it about this primary season that causes Republicans to go around the bend? The current beneficiary of the “anyone but Romney” mania is Newt Gingrich, who may actually win the South Carolina primary tomorrow. I find that astonishing. Gingrich has been mostly out of the public view since he retired from Congress 13 years ago. The most surprising feature of this endlessly surprising political year is that, at age 68, Gingrich has made a comeback. It is hard to make clear-cut statements about the mercurial and often contradictory Gingrich, but one thing we can say with absolute certainty:...
  • Newt Gingrich’s woman problem [I push leftist propaganda on FR and all I got was this zot]

    01/20/2012 1:40:13 PM PST · by americanophile · 249 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/20/2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    How will the details revealed by Marianne Gingrich regarding her former husband’s personal life – and Newt Gingrich’s defiant response – play out among the GOP presidential primary electorate? But it’s worth keeping in mind that even before Marianne Gingrich went public, Newt Gingrich was already facing tough odds when it comes to his support among women nationally — a factor that underscores the argument made by his GOP rivals against his electability in the fall. There typically tends to be a gender gap in presidential general elections, as women vote more Democratic than men. But a CNN/Time/Opinion Research survey...
  • Should We Worry That Mitt Romney Hasn’t Been Fully Vetted?

    01/17/2012 9:04:37 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 91 replies
    Red State ^ | today | Brookhaven
    It’s only in the last few weeks that people have started to examine Mitt Romney in detail, despite the fact that he has been running for president for five years. For the first time, people are starting to discuss the specifics of what he did at Bain. After 5 years of running for president, the question of why Mitt Romney has never released any of his tax returns has finally been raised. Releasing your tax returns is pro forma for most candidates–no big deal. Mitt Romney seems to be protecting his tax return information like a bulldog protecting a bone....
  • Romney defends record at South Carolina debate, as GOP rivals fight for edge (no bias here)

    01/17/2012 8:30:55 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 17, 2011
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Republican candidates were returning to the campaign trail Tuesday slightly bruised but unbowed after a raucous debate that left Mitt Romney fielding attacks from the get-go and all five candidates earning wild reception from a fired-up audience that will be casting votes alongside fellow South Carolinians on Saturday. Romney was put on defense out of the box at the Fox News/Wall Street Journal/South Carolina GOP debate -- answering questions about his record at private venture firm, Bain Capital; distancing himself from super PAC ads against fellow candidates; defending his record as Massachusetts governor, and dodging...
  • South Carolina: Will the Fat Lady Sing Early? (Author: Shut Up Conservatives and Get Behind Romney)

    01/17/2012 8:32:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 16, 2012 | Roger L Simon
    hey say it ain’t over until the Fat Lady sings (an old saw, I just read, that, ironically, references Gotterdammerung, an opera about the end of the world). But forget Wagner and his endless arias. If current polls are correct, the Fat Lady is going to sing somewhere in the middle of the first act of the Republican presidential nominating process, making it one of the shortest operas on record.
  • Romney Denialists

    01/17/2012 8:22:06 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2012 | Gene Schwimmer
    Though I have yet to read anything on the Internet that caused me literally to bash my laptop computer into the nearest available hard surface, comments like this, in the comments section of a popular conservative website, come pretty close: Oh no we won't. The GOP has been forcing us to choose their candidates. No thank you. As most of you reading this probably have already guessed, the "oh no he won't" the commenter is vowing is that he won't unite behind Mitt Romney should the ex-gov of Mass win the GOP nomination. Well, let me be the first to...
  • Poll: Romney holds double-digit lead, looks poised for easy SC win (Pre-debate Monmouth U of SC)

    01/17/2012 8:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2012 | Justin Sink
    A new Monmouth University poll of South Carolina voters shows Republican front-runner Mitt Romney maintaining a double-digit lead over the remainder of the GOP field, further increasing the likelihood of the Massachusetts governor winning the South Carolina primary and Republican nomination. Romney earned 33 percent support of likely Republican voters, 11 percent higher than Newt Gingrich, whose 22 percent of support was good enough for second. Rick Santorum, whom Romney was able to narrowly edge in the Iowa caucuses, is earning 14 percent of voters, locking him into a struggle for third place with Ron Paul. The Texas congressman was...
  • LGBT Newspaper Details Romney’s Support Of Gay Agenda

    01/12/2012 6:01:51 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 39 replies
    Christian Response Alerts ^ | 1/11/2012 | Frankyork
    Bay Windows, an LGBT newspaper in Boston has posted a lengthy article on its site detailing Mitt Romney’s long-time support of the gay political agenda. The article notes that in 2002, the Romney for Governor Committee authorized campaign flyers that championed “gay pride.” In 1994, Romney wrote to the Massachusetts Log Cabin Republicans and pledged to be a hero to the LGBT community. Romney is also quoted as saying: “For some voters it might be enough for me to simply match my opponent’s record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to...
  • Newt won't congratulate Mitt on win (MittBot Alert)

    01/04/2012 12:59:12 PM PST · by teddyballgame1 · 203 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/4/12 | Ginger Gibson
    POLITICO's Ginger Gibson reports: Newt Gingrich still won't congratulate Mitt Romney for winning the Iowa caucuses. At a news conference in Concord, N.H., Gingrich was asked by CBS correspondent Dean Reynolds why he congratulated Rick Santorum but not Romney. Gingrich stared at the reporter and raised his eyebrows in silence, eventually drawing laughter from some of the reporters. "Because I know you would be a man of great professionalism, I know that's a rhetorical question. And a good one," Gingrich said. During his speech in Des Moines last night, Gingrich visibly seethed at mention of Romney, who along with his...
  • Santorum And Sandusky (MEGA BARF - be on the lookout for this one)

    01/02/2012 6:20:12 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    Another audience member questioned the candidate about Santorum awarding former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with the Angels in Adoption Award. Santorum explained that he lacked knowledge of the situation at the time and noted that the award has since been withdrawn. In response to his explanation, the audience member asked, "So we shouldn't trust Obama with our kids, but we can trust you?"
  • Mitt Romney’s VP shortlist: Presumptuous?

    12/27/2011 10:32:01 AM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 114 replies · 1+ views
    The Week ^ | 12/27/2011 | The Week
    Is there anyone Mittens could choose as a VP to motivate you to endorse his election? Ryan? DeMint? Rubio?
  • (Liar) Romney's 'Conservative Agenda' ad pitch ("I'm going to get rid of Obamacare")

    12/26/2011 6:59:39 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    CNN / YouTube ^ | 2011-12-26 | Gabriella Schwarz
    Mitt Romney once again pitches himself as the presidential candidate best poised to effectively reform government, in a new ad set to run in Iowa. The 30-second spot, which features footage from a speech by the former Massachusetts governor, will run in the Hawkeye State ahead of the first-in-the-nation Jan. 3 caucuses. "I'm going to do something to government. I'm going to make it simpler and smaller and smarter, getting rid of programs, turning programs back to states, and finally making government itself more efficient," Romney says in the commercial, titled "Conservative Agenda."
  • Romney Proposes National ID Card (Police State Alert)

    12/20/2011 9:22:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies
    The New American ^ | 2011-12-19 | Joe Wolverton
    Mitt Romney has a plan. A plan to solve the “immigration problem.” And it will come as no surprise to those following the GOP presidential debates that the answer of Romney — the former Governor of Massachusetts and father of the “individual mandate” — is more government. At last week’s debate, Romney announced his idea for dealing with the more than 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States in defiance of applicable federal and state laws. On stage in Sioux City, Romney laid out for Republicans his plan for a national identification card system to distinguish between...
  • Mitt Romney. 2012 Presidential White Papers #5 (A devastating piece

    12/20/2011 8:19:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Club for Growth ^ | 2007 (with update) | Staff
    The Club for Growth wrote a white paper on Governor Romney back in 2007. Most of the information below is from that repory, but since Romney has been outspoken on several issues then, weve updated his record to reflect those positions. ...During his initial 2002 campaign Romney refused to sign an anti-tax pledge, but he pledged to balance the budget without raising taxes and touted his fulfillment of that pledge throughout his term. But the details suggest that he broke his verbal committment. Romney did not impose any broad-based tax hikes he imposed a slew of fee hikes. He opposed...
  • British Paper: Romney Lived In A ‘Mansion’ During French ‘Hardship’ Period

    12/16/2011 11:45:48 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 38 replies
    Mitt Romney has been trying to relate to voters by letting them know he’s more than a rich businessman who makes $10,000 bets. Over the past week, Romney has been discussing his time as a missionary for the Church of Latter-day Saints in France in the late 1960s. He describes living an austere life on a limited budget, rooming in a series of apartments without proper toilets or luxury items like refrigerators. “I lived in a way that people of lower middle income in France lived,” Romney said. But Romney may have stretched the truth a bit. Britain’s Daily Telegraph...
  • Romney's Mormon Problem

    12/16/2011 7:29:46 AM PST · by Belteshazzar · 31 replies
    Slate ^ | October 17, 2011 | Christopher Hitchens
    I have no clear idea whether Pastor Robert Jeffress is correct in referring to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more colloquially known as the Mormons, as “a cult.” There do seem to be one or two points of similarity. The Mormons have a supreme leader, known as the prophet or the president, whose word is allegedly supreme. They can be ordered to turn upon and shun any members who show any signs of backsliding. They have distinctive little practices, such as the famous underwear, to mark them off from other mortals, and they are said to be...

    12/16/2011 6:12:39 AM PST · by shortstop · 147 replies ^ | 12/16/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    No Newt, no thanks. He's fun to listen to in a debate, but he doesn't belong on the ballot or in the Oval Office. Because a brilliant bad man is still a bad man, and Newt Gingrich is a bad man. He is not good for the Republican Party, and he is not good for the United States. And his popularity in the polls is both troublesome and inexplicable. A big-government career politician, an only sporadic conservative, he has somehow caught the attention and affection of just enough Republicans to be the top contender for the party's presidential nomination. That...
  • Romney or Obama: Another Time for.. (A Chew Toy For the Kitties)

    12/11/2011 1:49:51 PM PST · by VC2012 · 67 replies · 1+ views
    gopublius ^ | December 10, 2011 | Libertas
    As the merry-go-round of the GOP primary continues, the present darling of fickle voters is Newt Gingrich, Like a phoenix he’s risen from the ashes to claim, with typical humility, “I’m going to be the nominee,” dismissing all other candidates as a trifling irrelevancy. Unfortunately the belated choice of Gingrich is no choice at all, for there can be little doubt how the questionably conservative and enormously polarizing Gingrich would fare against a personally popular Obama in the General Election. There is, at present only one real choice to make regarding the next president. It’s either Romney or Obama. A...
  • Gingrich is Inspiring -- and Distubing

    12/09/2011 3:59:33 AM PST · by Carolyn826 · 259 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2011 | Peggy Noonan
    I had a friend once who amused herself thinking up bumper stickers for states. The one she made up for California was brilliant. "California: It's All True." It is so vast and sprawling a place, so rich and various, that whatever you've heard about its wildness, weirdness and wonders, it's true. That's the problem with Newt Gingrich: It's all true. It's part of the reason so many of those who know him are anxious about the thought of his becoming president. It's also why people are looking at him, thinking about him, considering him as president. Ethically dubious? True. Intelligent...
  • Flashback: Have You Seen the Awkward Mitt Romney Interview From 1994?

    12/05/2011 7:25:38 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 5th | Jonathon M. Seidl
    When I first clicked on this video, I thought for sure that it couldn’t really be as awkward as some were saying. I was wrong. Your toes will curl. The video features a younger Mitt Romney being interviewed by a young man during Romney’s failed 1994 senate campaign. It’s old for sure, but it’s going viral again (and it’s easy to see why). To be sure, the awkwardness is not from Romney — it comes from the teen interviewer, who successfully turns what could have been a fun, local interview into a painful exchange about music.
  • Romney sticking to his “I’ll outlast everybody else somehow” strategy (Tortoise vs Hare)

    12/05/2011 7:20:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Rick Perry have all received a little love (and by “love,” I just mean attention) at HA this weekend, so I thought I’d remind everybody of another runner by the name of Mitt Romney. For much of this primary season, he’s been the erstwhile frontrunner of a race nobody wants him to win and, every so often, I ask myself, “Why is that again?”Then, I remember Romneycare and the oh-so-condemning ads that have already come out of the Democratic National Committee. It’s hard to make a case, as Charles Krauthammer recently so brilliantly explained, that...
  • Mitt vs. Newt

    12/04/2011 1:55:03 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | Dec. 1, 2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    It’s Iowa minus 32 days, and barring yet another resurrection (or event of similar improbability), it’s Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich. In a match race, here’s the scorecard: Romney has managed to weather the debates unscathed. However, the brittleness he showed when confronted with the kind of informed follow-up questions that Bret Baier tossed his way Tuesday on Fox’s “Special Report” — the kind of scrutiny one doesn’t get in multiplayer debates — suggests that Romney may become increasingly vulnerable as the field narrows. Moreover, Romney has profited from the temporary rise and spontaneous combustion of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry...
  • Romney and Gingrich, From Bad to Worse

    12/02/2011 11:16:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 01, 2011
    Romney and Gingrich, From Bad to Worse By George F. Will December 2 Republicans are more conservative than at any time since their 1980 dismay about another floundering president. They are more ideologically homogenous than ever in 156 years of competing for the presidency. They anticipated choosing between Mitt Romney, a conservative of convenience, and a conviction politician to his right. The choice, however, could be between Romney and the least conservative candidate, Newt Gingrich. Romney’s main objection to contemporary Washington seems to be that he is not administering it. God has 10 commandments, Woodrow Wilson had 14 points, Heinz...
  • Romney’s the One [Ramesh: Limbaugh and Levin Supported Romney in 2008]

    12/02/2011 10:16:59 AM PST · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | December 02, 2011 | RAMESH PONNURU
    RAMESH PONNURU DECEMBER 2, 2011 Romney’s the One Even though nobody has yet cast a vote in the primaries, Republicans are increasingly resigned to Gov. Mitt Romney’s winning the party’s presidential nomination. Every week he gets a few more endorsements from Republican officeholders. He has never had a commanding lead in the polls, but one by one the other candidates who have occupied the top tier with him — first Rep. Michele Bachmann, then Gov. Rick Perry, then Herman Cain — have fallen back out of it. The current surge for Newt Gingrich looks like one last fling before Republicans...
  • When preaching small government, stay out of marriage

    12/01/2011 11:18:07 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 40 replies
    Daily Iowan ^ | 11/1/11
    If the Republican presidential contenders wish to remain truthful to their rhetoric of decentralization of power in Washington, they should take a break from wooing social conservatives and stand for states' rights in regard to gay marriage. Because many likely Iowa caucus-goers describe themselves as very conservative on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion, many candidates feel they need to reach out to the far-right if they plan to get the presidential nod. However, a staunch, conservative position on social issues will likely hurt them in the long run, because it undermines their more-appealing small-government policies.... The three...
  • Forget Newt's surge. Romney is still the favorite

    12/01/2011 7:11:58 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/30/11 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Does the Newt Gingrich polling surge mean that Mitt Romney is finished, or at least in serious trouble? No — in fact, Romney remains a heavy favorite in the race, regardless of what the current headlines lifted from those surveys might say. Gingrich has jumped out in front, sometimes dramatically so, in several polls (see here and here for the latest Florida numbers). One theory of why Romney has fallen behind Gingrich is an oft-repeated myth that there is a “low ceiling” on Romney's support, with Romney unable to rise above 25% or so. But it's just a myth. On...
  • Romney to air Iowa ad, signaling play for caucuses (Christie to campaign for Romney in Iowa)

    12/01/2011 7:12:23 AM PST · by TBBT · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 11/30/2011 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Shifting his Iowa campaign into a more aggressive final phase, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is launching his first TV ads in the state with a spot in which he declares, "I've learned something about how it is that economies grow." "The right answer for America is to stop the growth of the federal government and to start the growth of the private sector," Romney says in the 30-second spot set to run Friday. The former Massachusetts governor's decision to start spending money on paid advertising in Iowa five weeks before the Jan. 3 caucuses...
  • Is Mitt Romney as Whiny as Barack Obama? Or Just Not Really Vetted?

    12/01/2011 6:05:47 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/1/2011 | Erick Erickson
    If you haven’t seen the Bret Baier interview with Mitt Romney it is now abundantly apparent why Mitt Romney will not sit in the middle chair and take tough questions from the roundtable — his skin is as thin as Barack Obama’s. (To Bret’s credit, he had the roundtable panel submit questions and Steve Hayes asked an awesome one. You’ll have to watch the interview to see it) Bret Baier asked Romney, “About your book, you talk about Massachusetts healthcare. We’ve heard you many times, in the debates and interviews, talk about how it is different in your mind than...
  • Romney Voted for Population-Control Fanatic Presidential Candidate

    11/30/2011 8:49:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 30, 2011 | Terry Jeffrey
    When he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992, Paul Tsongas repeatedly made it clear: He loathed President George H.W. Bush's flip-flopping on abortion and his inattentiveness to what Tsongas perceived as the urgent need for global population control. And he won Mitt Romney's vote in the 1992 Massachusetts presidential primary. "This land, this water, this air, this planet, this rain, this is our legacy to our young, yet the Reagan-Bush years have been a time of cynical avoidance of one environmental issue after another -- acid rain, energy conservation, depletion of the ozone layer, global warming and uncontrolled...
  • No Newt Is Good Newt (Who is the King of Flip-Flops? Not Mitt but Newt)

    11/30/2011 7:00:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2011 | Stuart Schwartz
    He is the king of flip-flops, the emperor of hypocrisy, the czar of opinions a mile wide and an inch deep. Mitt Romney? Not by a long shot -- because when it comes to core values, conservative or otherwise, Romney tips the top of the belief-o-meter compared with Newt Gingrich. And it is a lesson conservatives should learn now, before the actual primary voting begins. For the Tea Party, for evangelicals, for the ordinary Joe and Jane who believe in American exceptionalism and hard work and God, for the like-minded concerned with the path of the Republic -- no Newt...
  • Not Your Grandfather's Republican Party; Obama and Romney Nearly the Same

    11/26/2011 8:09:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | November 26, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Not your grandfather’s Republican Party My lifelong friend and high-school classmate had an wonderful op-ed on iPolitics today. Please consider Not your grandfather’s Republican Party by David Wise. One of the most negative things to have happened to the increasingly dysfunctional political system in the United States has been the transformation of the Republican Party over the last generation into the party of fiscal deficits. At one time, the bastion of balanced budgets and no free lunches, 70% of gross public debt through the last fiscal year was accumulated under the last three Republican presidents who ran deficits twenty out...
  • Mitt Romney still facing a trust deficit - voters "leery"

    11/26/2011 3:23:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 25, 2011 | Maeve Reston
    <p>SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — As other Republican candidates have stumbled their way toward the presidential primaries, Mitt Romney has put together what would seem to be all the elements of a winning campaign: an effective staff, a robust treasury and smooth, knowledgeable performances both in debates and on the trail.</p>
  • Mitt Romney still faces a trust deficit with GOP voters

    11/24/2011 10:05:44 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-24 | Maeve Reston
    Southfield, Mich. — As other Republican candidates have stumbled their way toward the presidential primaries, Mitt Romney has put together what would seem to be all the elements of a winning campaign: an effective staff, a robust treasury and smooth, knowledgeable performances both in debates and on the trail. But for months, the threshold of support for the former Massachusetts governor hasn't inched above a quarter of Republican voters in national polls. For many GOP voters in early primary states, hesitation about Romney comes back to one thing: their perception that he has routinely molded his views to suit the...
  • Romney under fire for immigration remarks (Flip Romney loves illegals too)

    11/23/2011 11:48:17 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-23 | Sam Youngman & Lily Kuo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was accused on Wednesday of flip-flopping for comments he made in 2007 indicating he was open to a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Romney's remarks, made on NBC's "Meet the Press" when he was a candidate for president, were circulated by rival Newt Gingrich's campaign the day after the former Speaker of the House of Representatives came under similar fire for suggesting during a debate Tuesday night that he was in favor of such a pathway for immigrants. Opponents of a pathway, a large swath of the early-voting Republican electorate, have...
  • Are Mormons "Weird"?

    11/21/2011 4:16:37 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 418 replies
    Mormon Defense League ^ | August 12, 2011 | Mormon Defense League
    The LDS Church is politically neutral, as is MDL. Mormons hold elected office and positions of responsibility in both US political parties and various parties worldwide. When we respond to any issue regarding politics, we do so only to correct misinformation and misperceptions about the Church, not in an effort to promote a particular candidate or party. Recently, Politico reported that part of President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign strategy will be to portray Mitt Romney, a Mormon and possible Republican presidential nominee, as “weird.” The Politico report did not specifically tie the “weird” charge to Romney’s Mormon faith, but many...
  • Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’

    11/17/2011 3:56:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-11-17 | Katrina Trinko
    Don’t expect Mitt Romney to backtrack on his Massachusetts health-care plan at any point this election cycle. “I am sure there are many people who have calculated, and perhaps correctly, that the healthcare plan I put in place in Massachusetts is not good for me politically, and if I want to encourage my political future, I should say it was a mistake and walk away from it,” Romney told Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto in an interview set to air later tonight. “You have seen a lot of candidates look at their biggest vulnerability, call it a mistake, and...
  • No Excuses for Herman Cain (by Rich Lowry, editor of National Review)

    11/19/2011 8:52:46 AM PST · by UniqueViews · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov. 19, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    Poor Rick Perry. His "brain freeze" is indelible, otherwise it would forever be eclipsed by Herman Cain's more cringe-inducing meanderings on Libya. At a meeting with the editors of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cain was asked whether he agreed with President Barack Obama's handling of Libya. You would think he had been asked who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan, Cain's joshing description of a prototypical gotcha foreign-policy question. What ensued was the longest five minutes of an editorial-board meeting ever. As the inspiring outsider-businessman, Cain needn't sound like he's auditioning for the chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But...
  • The Insurance Dilemma (Jerry Pournelle on Newt, Mitt, and the mandate)

    11/19/2011 8:13:24 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 13 replies
    Chaos Manor blog ^ | 18 Nov 2011 | Jerry Pournelle
    No one seems to listen to anyone when it comes to health care policy. Mitt Romney was in favor of something that looked like Obamacare in his state. Down with him. Newt once said something in favor of requiring everyone either to buy health care insurance or post a bond to be forfeited if you get medical expenses you can’t pay. Down with him. But the real world is a bit more complicated. Romney never said his program would work outside Mass. It doesn’t work all that well within Massachusetts either, but that’s another story. As Romney tries to say,...
  • Shades of Schiavo? Euthanasia case involving little girl weighs on Mitt Romney

    11/15/2011 9:44:01 AM PST · by South40 · 10 replies
    MiamiHereld ^ | 11/14/2011 | MARC CAPUTO
    When Mitt Romney was Massachusetts governor, the state tried to pull the plug on an 11-year-old girl in a coma — only to see her recover. Now the case could become a campaign issue for the GOP presidential frontrunner. On the day Mitt Romney announced the support of social conservatives, the Republican blogosphere buzzed with reports about how a state agency under the former Massachusetts governor tried to pull the plug on a brain-damaged girl who ultimately came out of a coma. The report about Haleigh Poutre surfaced on The Shark Tank blog in a sign that conservatives — and...
  • Romney has clear lead among Republicans

    11/13/2011 5:39:57 AM PST · by Solaia · 123 replies
    Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, and almost half of the party's voters expect him to be the nominee, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Twenty-eight percent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of 8 percentage points over his nearest challenger Herman Cain in the poll, taken November 10-11.
  • Michele Bachmann Gets Stumped On GOP Debate Question

    11/10/2011 11:46:46 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 48 replies
    YouTube video of debate ^ | 8/12/2011 | RealHarrySeaward
    Another post to try to cheer up the Perry supporters. Not meant as an attack on Bachmann: "Michele Bachmann got stumped and took a 12 second pause to answer a question regarding being a submissive wife at the Iowa GOP debate."
  • Three-state poll: Obama could lose to Romney, but GOP prefers Cain

    11/10/2011 8:57:46 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 46 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11-10-11 | Marc Caputo
    A majority of voters in the three most-important swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania disapprove of the job President Barack Obama is doing and most believe he does not deserve to be reelected. The voters’ most-favored Republican: Mitt Romney, who is statistically tied in theoretical matchups with Obama. Only in Florida, though, does Romney show a lead against Obama by 45-42 percent split. "Of these three swing states President Obama carried in 2008, Florida was the biggest surprise and had the closest margin," Pollster Peter A. Brown said in a written statement. "Florida is shaping up to be the...
  • Why Can’t the Republicans Nominate a Genuine Right-Wing Nut?

    11/10/2011 8:48:21 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 10, 2011 | Frank J. Fleming
    Conservatives just need to come to grips with the fact that it's always going to be a Mitt Romney-type who leads the ticket. Conservatives are fired up. Thanks to the Tea Party and Obama’s general left-wing bungling, we’re mad and ready to go for the throat on government spending. So who does Intrade show as having a 70% chance of winning the Republican nomination for president? Mitt “Social Security is just fine” Romney. The left is always shrieking that the Republicans are going to nominate some right-wing nut for the presidency; if only that were true. The Republican base’s perfect...
  • Conservatives organize to defeat Romney (push back against 'inevitable nominee' narrative)

    11/10/2011 3:44:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Conservatives organize to defeat RomneyBy Alicia M. Cohn - 11/10/11 05:15 AM ET A coalition of conservatives is working to organize the disparate groups opposing Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee. While much has been made of Romney’s lack of support amongst conservative Republicans, the sense of malaise has mostly manifested as a lack of enthusiasm rather than outright opposition. That may all be about to change. The new coalition is seeking to push back against the narrative that Romney is the “inevitable nominee," according to spokesman and activist Ali Akbar. The group's website launched this week. Akbar...
  • As governor, Romney worked to reassure liberals [soften the GOP’s hard-line opposition to abortion]

    11/07/2011 4:29:03 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | By Peter Wallsten and Juliet Eilperin
    Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his office nine years ago, assuring the group that if elected Massachusetts governor, he would protect the state’s abortion laws. Then, as the meeting drew to a close, the businessman offered an intriguing suggestion — that he would rise to national prominence in the Republican Party as a victor in a liberal state and could use his influence to soften the GOP’s hard-line opposition to abortion. He would be a “good voice in the party” for their cause, and his moderation on the issue would be “widely...