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Mitt Romney: A Liberal's Liberal Republican
American Thinker ^ | July23,2011 | Zbigniew Mazurak

Posted on 07/23/2011 6:14:44 AM PDT by Hojczyk

The most prominent candidate for the GOP nomination is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He's a prolific fundraiser and enjoys widespread name recognition, and he's the darling of the GOP establishment. George Will lists him as one of the few serious presidential candidates.

But should Romney be the GOP's presidential nominee? The answer is "absolutely not."

As Selwyn Duke rightly wrote in 2007, Romney is the Barack Obama of the GOP. Every Republican has made his share of mistakes, but Romney is a committed liberal on the whole spectrum of issues.

And, as Doug Brady points out, President Romney would not stop America's march to socialism and shrink the federal government. In the best case, he would only halt it, and with it, America's decline. But there's no reason to doubt that he will flip-flop again and insist that Obama's schemes are salvageable, if only he's be there to do the right trimming around the edges.

It is nonsense to claim that Romney, as a "moderate," can appeal to centrist/independent voters and thus win the election. Independents don't vote for Republicans who are not significantly different from their Democratic rivals. Romney is, on the issues, so aligned with Obama that there's no real difference between them. When faced with a choice between a liberal Democrat and a liberal Republican, Americans always choose the Democrat (vide 1976, 1992, 1996, and 2008). An overt RINO can never defeat a Democrat.

The reason why Romney is even considered for the nomination is because of his name recognition, establishment pedigree, the establishment's praise for him, and liberal media propaganda. The MSM wants to make sure that Romney becomes the nominee because he would be the easiest candidate for Obama to beat. Team Obama is already praying that Romney crosses the finish line first.

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1 posted on 07/23/2011 6:14:48 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
If the Libs like Mitt, all they have to do is convince ObaMao to step down and run him.

I suspect they don't like him any more than they liked Juan McCain. They just see him as the easiest candidate to promote at the moment to give Zer0 a fighting chance to win.

2 posted on 07/23/2011 6:20:53 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Hojczyk

I can almost hear the sickening children’s show theme song for “Willard the RINO”..........

3 posted on 07/23/2011 6:22:33 AM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: Hojczyk


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) is the 4th Largest religious group in America.

There are 13 million Mormons world-wide; about the same number as there are Jews.

5.5 million are in the U.S.; equal to the number of Muslims.

1.5 million are in Utah leaving 4 million spread around the rest of the nation. That’s not enough to pull him through to victory in the GOP nomination process or make a difference in the General Election.

If he is nominated, his religion will sabotage his campaign. One cable news network has already had a “Man on the Street” interview asking people: “Would you want a President who believes that he will have his own planet in eternity?” He would lose the General Election for sure.

4 posted on 07/23/2011 6:32:31 AM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: Hojczyk

Is Jim DeMint still for Romney?

5 posted on 07/23/2011 6:37:41 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Hojczyk

A Romney nomination will guarantee a second Obama term. We have no idea what Romney’s real beliefs are. Many conservatives, I included, will not vote for Romney in any election.

6 posted on 07/23/2011 6:38:15 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: All; Hojczyk

People seem to vote for name recognition. Wish I knew what we can do to change that.

7 posted on 07/23/2011 6:44:34 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Hojczyk

i’m not voting for romney,

no matter what the liberal-rino progressives media say.

8 posted on 07/23/2011 7:03:57 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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I’m worried that Dems will go heavy for Romney in open primary states as a reverse “Op Chaos”.

I’m not familiar enough with the details to know if that can put him over the top.

9 posted on 07/23/2011 7:09:17 AM PDT by nascarnation
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And the only Republican candidate to call him on it is Cong. Thad McCotter of Michigan. He said Pres. Obama and Romney should be running mates, not opponents.

10 posted on 07/23/2011 7:09:35 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: nascarnation

“I’m worried that Dems will go heavy for Romney in open primary states as a reverse “Op Chaos”.”

I wonder what can be done about that so we don’t get another McCain.

11 posted on 07/23/2011 7:17:22 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Hojczyk
RINO Romney should run for the Kolob presidency.
12 posted on 07/23/2011 7:28:05 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Barack was Mohammed's horse. Obama is a horse's back side.)
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Spot on. Romney is a New England betrayer like the Maine sisters. Any election with him as GOP nominee has the same predictable line as the last one.

13 posted on 07/23/2011 7:29:55 AM PDT by Luke21
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Romney for some odd reason has by husband fooled....I think it is the “hey, he made money out of the Olympics” mentality. The poor man is delusional and that could pertain to either of the aforementioned.
I have argued with this misinformed man till I am blue state in the face! I suspect if this nonsense of his support of Romney continues, I will have to vacate the property.
As a side bar, I am a Perry supporter if he gets in. If not its Bachmann or Santorum for me!
Can anyone explain the “Romney effect” to me...perhaps if I understand the condition I can help sure it.

14 posted on 07/23/2011 7:32:14 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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The Dems and media has already selected Mittens as the Repub nominee. They always select the candidate for us. Nothing to see here, move along.

15 posted on 07/23/2011 8:05:16 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: ken21

I am not voting for Romney,either. I said that about McCain and wound up voting for him, anyway, but it was because of Palin. Not getting fooled again. No more RINOs!

16 posted on 07/23/2011 8:07:20 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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Mitt is my only worry about 012.
Because I’m certain Obama wins any 3-way election with a Clintonian plurality.

17 posted on 07/23/2011 8:10:39 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 4everontheRight

I hate to say this, but the vast majority of eligible voters are lazy, self-centered boobs raised on headlines, sound bites and instant gratification. They are entirely incapable of serious thought and they will be completely manipulated by the media because they would prefer to occupy themselves with their iPhones and Playstations and wait for someone to tell them how to vote. They can then go to the polls and validate that judgement, proudly feeling that they have done their duty for their country. As an added bonus, they can feel like winners when “their” candidate gets elected.

Somebody once said that a people gets the government it deserves. It’s true.

18 posted on 07/23/2011 8:20:14 AM PDT by Walrus (You can't begin a revolution with establishment leaders)
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You are so right on all of that Walrus. We have become a soft people and that includes our brains. People vote by sound bite and it includes the younger and older generations!

I guess I am in a minority by investigating the person who I honor with my vote. I don’t listen to just what they say, I read how they voted or where they donations come from or what lobbyists they are talking to. I take the time to search and research and that is what makes me different as a voter today. I bother to take the time....I can give up 30 minutes a day for such an important cause....many before me gave up more and to disgrace their memory by taking light of my vote is a damn shame!!!

19 posted on 07/23/2011 8:34:25 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: Hojczyk

In a Crisis Era, mushy moderates on either side do not win elections. Leaders in a Crisis Era must have a clear, uncompromising vision for the future, based on sound principles and values, and be able to articulate this to a majority of the voters. This is what Sarah Palin has been doing in her two books, two hundred or so articles, and a hundred or so speeches. In these, Palin has addressed every major issue facing the nation and the world.

During other eras in history, a policy-wonk type of figurehead can successfully preside over the processes that are necessary to keep a country running, because the relatively minor ups and downs are not drastically changing the overall direction of the nation.

Look at all the success Republicans had running Progressive Liberal Republicans against FDR in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944.

Not a single one of these people could articulate a Constitutional conservative vision for the USA, and none of them even tried.

All four of them were slightly less socialist than FDR, and differed from FDR only on their pro-business angle (exactly like the RINOs of today).

And they all lost to the second worst communist president the USA ever had.

1932 Election

Herbert Hoover was a professional mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric "economic modernization". In the presidential election of 1928, Hoover easily won the Republican nomination, despite having no previous elected office experience. To date, Hoover is the last cabinet secretary to be directly elected President of the United States, as well as one of only two Presidents (along with William Howard Taft) to have been elected President without electoral experience or high military rank. America was prosperous and optimistic at the time, leading to a landslide victory for Hoover over Democrat Al Smith.

Hoover, a trained engineer, deeply believed in the Efficiency Movement, which held that government and the economy were riddled with inefficiency and waste, and could be improved by experts who could identify the problems and solve them. When the Wall Street Crash of 1929 struck less than eight months after he took office, Hoover tried to combat the ensuing Great Depression with volunteer efforts, none of which produced economic recovery during his term.

The consensus among historians is that Hoover's defeat in the 1932 election was caused primarily by failure to end the downward economic spiral. As a result of these factors, Hoover is ranked poorly among former US Presidents.

1936 Election

Alfred "Alf" Mossman Landon - supported Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Party in 1912, and, in 1922, was private secretary to the governor of Kansas. He later became known as the leader of the liberal Republicans in the state. He was elected chairman of the Republican state central committee in 1928 and directed the Republican successful presidential and gubernatorial campaigns in Kansas in that year.

Landon was elected Governor of Kansas in 1932. He was re-elected governor in 1934 – the only Republican governor in the nation to be re-elected that year. He served as governor from 1933 until 1937. As Governor, Landon gained a reputation for reducing taxes and balancing the budget. Landon is often described as a fiscal conservative who nevertheless believed that government must also address social issues. He supported parts of the New Deal but opposed labor unions.

1940 Election

Wendell Lewis Willkie ran against FDR in 1940 - a corporate lawyer and dark horse Republican Party nominee for the 1940 presidential election. A member of the liberal wing of the GOP, he crusaded against those domestic policies of the New Deal which he thought were inefficient and anti-business. Willkie, however, waffled on the bitterly debated issue of intervention in or isolation from World War II. His opponent Franklin D. Roosevelt won that election, with 55% of the popular vote and 85% of the electoral vote.

1944 Election

Thomas Edmund Dewey ran against FDR in 1944 - led the liberal faction of the Republican Party, in which he fought conservative Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft. Dewey advocated for the professional and business community of the Northeastern United States, which would later be called the "Eastern Establishment." This organization accepted the majority of New Deal social-welfare reforms enacted during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It consisted of internationalists who were in favor of the United Nations and the "Cold War" fought against communism and the Soviet Union.

1948 Election
Dewey lost to Truman again, after an overnight squeaker, during which some prominent newspapers erroneously pronounced Dewey the winner.

20 posted on 07/23/2011 8:46:05 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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