Video: Romney versus the occupiers

posted at 5:10 pm on January 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite. It’s a nice moment, but “Reagan-esque”? Questioning the divisiveness of “99 percent” rhetoric is S.O.P. for Republican politicians. Watch the second video below of Gingrich showing how it’s done back in November. Or watch this one, from the same event, of him drawing a contrast between OWS and the tea party. Those were the golden days of the campaign when he was busy dumping on occupiers, not mimicking them.

Speaking of Mitt and and hostile constituencies, how exactly is he going to keep Ron Paul and his fans onboard in November now that he’s decided to go full-metal hawk on foreign policy? There’d better be a lot of rhetoric in the next GOP platform about Fed audits and the Bilderberg Group.


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What exactly did this Reagan Redivivus do to advance the cause of conservatism when he held elected office? What were his positive, conservative accomplishments?

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Well, he destroyed communism in the Soviet Union. Destroyed the Air Traffic Controllers union which taught other unions a lesson for the next 20 years. Attacking unions and marxism.

KMav on January 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

the pantsuit of his mistress.

mattshu on January 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Huh? Hillary? no way…

tinkerthinker on January 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM

But, lets be honest, the only shrinkage of Government under Newt was the Military.

uhangtight on January 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Second look at George Costanza?

hillbillyjim on January 19, 2012 at 6:07 PM

What I am learning from all the Hot Gasers:

1. There are those that are so unhinged their ability to reason is disabled.

2. There are those that find a conspiracy behind every shadow.

3. They are all passionate.

4. There are those with their blinders on who accuse others of being bias. Never realizing the bias in their own eyes.

5. Some are so hateful and frustrated they are using the comment section to vent against those they do not know or will never meet.

6. There are those that Hate the Bloggers who blog, which makes me wonder why they stop here to read, let alone comment.

7. There are those that choose to ignore the liberal leanings of their favorite candidate, yet love to espouse the liberal leanings of all the other candidates.

8. Refuse to face the obvious about a Congress Critter and a Senator Slug, which if they have learned anything from Obama should be this: that a legislator should never become president unless he has spent time Governing a state.

I bring reason to your ears, if you are willing to listen. However, if your reading this it requires reading comprehension.

The 2nd worst thing about Obama, besides his Marxist ways and the reason he could not become a Clinton, is because he had only been a legislator. PERIOD. Legislators now how to grow government that is all they know. And, frankly, that is all Newt and Santorum have ever done. But, lets be honest, the only shrinkage of Government under Newt was the Military.

Frankly, that is not a conservative position.

uhangtight on January 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

You forgot to include those Hot Gassers who like making lists that past judgement on others, and blabbering on and on about how much better and reasoned they are than anyone else on Hot Gas.

Plenty of them here to.

portlandon on January 19, 2012 at 6:08 PM

You forgot to include those Hot Gassers who like making lists that past judgement on others, and blabbering on and on about how much better and reasoned they are than anyone else on Hot Gas.

Plenty of them here to.

portlandon on January 19, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Well, that wasn’t very nice!

cynccook on January 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Is it possible that Newt is making Romney a better candidate?

locomotivebreath1901 on January 19, 2012 at 5:14 PM

That’s what I’ve been thinking. He pulls Mitt farther right, also shows it’s ok to throw out some red meat now and then.

YehuditTX on January 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM

ALLAHPUNDIT hates mormons.

rubberneck on January 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

crosspatch on January 19, 2012 at 5:38 PM

What exactly did this Reagan Redivivus do to advance the cause of conservatism when he held elected office? What were his positive, conservative accomplishments?

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Inquiring minds want to know! Bingo!

Pragmatic on January 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I’m still waiting patiently.

KMav on January 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I was referring to the New Reagan, the Reagan That Walks Among Us. The Man from Mass.

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

But but but it would be soooooooo fun to watch him demean debate Obama in the debates!1!!!!!111 Election fail.

mattshu on January 19, 2012 at 6:02 PM

yeah, imagine the satisfaction :-)…after all it’s not about winning de facto that matters, it’s all about being there, on the satge, debating your opponent and, and, and…winning the debate :-)…jee, am excited already :-)…

jimver on January 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

also shows it’s ok to throw out some red meat now and then.

YehuditTX on January 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Mitt’s perfectly capable of throwing red meat, but he understands that it will only hurt him in the general. Newt could learn something from Mitt.

This is the prelims. You don’t run your hardest & risk pulling a hamstring unless you’re worried about losing. If you’re planning on winning, you play it even & do well enough to get through to the next round so you can be at your best when it really counts.

Why don’t people get this?

mattshu on January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Remember that “conservatives” hated Reagan until his second term. They hated Reagan during his failed 1976 campaign and his successful 1980 campaign.
crosspatch on January 19, 2012 at 5:38 PM

No WAY I can agree with you that “Conservatives” hated Ronald Reagan at any time.
But the description you gave:

They hated Reagan during his failed 1976 campaign and his successful 1980 campaign.

sounds like a “perfect fit” for the Northeast, Blue Blood Republican Establishment.

listens2glenn on January 19, 2012 at 6:14 PM

crosspatch on January 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM

While college costs were cheaper when he went relative to today they still were costly. That only 15 opted to do the joint program is as easily correlated to money as difficultly. Romney had the money and so 4 more years in school weren’t going to be a financial burden to his family. That he excelled in both is a plus for him. But don’t make the dual degrees out to be more than they are.

chemman on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

What exactly did this Reagan Redivivus do to advance the cause of conservatism when he held elected office? What were his positive, conservative accomplishments?

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Well, he destroyed communism in the Soviet Union. Destroyed the Air Traffic Controllers union which taught other unions a lesson for the next 20 years. Attacking unions and marxism.

KMav on January 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

by ‘Reagan Redivivus’ he meant Mitt Romney, got it?…

jimver on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Romney was an independent during the time of Reagan Bush

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Why don’t people get this?

mattshu on January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Mainly because it’s rubbish.

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Mainly because it’s rubbish.

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Good point. I’ve been convinced. /S

mattshu on January 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I was referring to the New Reagan, the Reagan That Walks Among Us. The Man from Mass.

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Didn’t know what Reagan Redivivus means. My bad.

I have been waiting for that answer myself. I think its a rhetorical question because there isn’t an answer. We should keep asking it though.

KMav on January 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM

If Mitt promises to make his campaign slogan vs. Obama: “America’s Right, You’re Wrong” I think I might actually consider voting for him.

wte9 on January 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Mainly because it’s rubbish.

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Good point. I’ve been convinced. /S

mattshu on January 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM

why, you have to give the man that, he’s every bit as eloquent as he is persuasive, maybe he was a student at Gingrich school of debate lol :-)

jimver on January 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Mitt’s perfectly capable of throwing red meat, but he understands that it will only hurt him in the general. Newt could learn something from Mitt.

This is the prelims. You don’t run your hardest & risk pulling a hamstring unless you’re worried about losing. If you’re planning on winning, you play it even & do well enough to get through to the next round so you can be at your best when it really counts.

Why don’t people get this?

mattshu on January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

What? Why would he hold back in the primaries … when he’s trying to win the nomination?

People know who and what Obama is, and what he’s doing to the country. They’re waiting for someone to say it. If Romney holds back, he’ll lose.

darwin on January 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

jimver on January 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM
Is there a buildaburger workshop? It’s kinda like Build-A-Bear workshop except that instead of stuffing and dressing your own teddy bear or kitty or monkey you stuff and dress a little burger doll?
I’m so confused.
annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

“Build-a-Burger” would be a hilarious name for a fast-food chain.

Damn it, now I’m hungry, and it’s all the Jooooos’ fault.

RINO in Name Only on January 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

What exactly did this Reagan Redivivus do to advance the cause of conservatism when he held elected office? What were his positive, conservative accomplishments?

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Well, despite the presence of all the Mitt fans it looks like I’m not going to get an answer after all to this very pertinent question. I guess I’ll have to take a stab at it myself.

Nothing.

spiritof61 on January 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

mattshu on January 19, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Have you coached or run track? What you advocate will get sprinters knocked out of the prelims rather than help them move on. Muscle pulls generally are a result of other factors than running your best. I know you were trying for an analogy about Mitt husbanding his resources and himself for the long haul but then you might have wanted to use a marathon running as the example.

chemman on January 19, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Mitt sure looks and acts presidential.

Of course compared to the fifty year old adolescent president we have now chewing his nicotine gum, name-calling, mocking and taunting–almost anyone would look presidential.

Imagine Obama’s response to this protester—you’re why I wanted to be president, you inspire me.
He’s sickening.

bailey24 on January 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Sorry. The Huckster chose Fox manna over duty to country this time around. Pretty dedicated guy.

a capella on January 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I don’t think I’d run again either considering how people like Michelle Malkin and (to some extent) AllahP unfairly rip everyone but their own favorites leaving the rest of us with craptastic candidates in the general.

Look what the criticism got us last time around.

Al-Ozarka on January 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Great to see Mitt defend our country. I’d be more impressed with the comparison had it come from someone other than Andrea BMitchell. I’ve never given her option more than 2-cents, why start now.

Hopefully, Mitt has found his balls and will continue to let them hang low. I like this Mitt better than the one who seems to be running for student body officer or prom king.

sidemeat on January 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Is he defending the country or defending himself?

Valiant on January 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Good job, Mitt. Keep it up.

Buy Danish on January 19, 2012 at 6:40 PM

excuse him for not being as ‘emotive’ and ‘empathetic’ and ‘all over the place’ like Newt…

jimver on January 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I do indeed excuse him for that. You’re a good sport.

Jim Treacher on January 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM

That was a great moment for Mitt. Shoot, more moments like that and I may start to believe(well, not everything he says, but at least on economic matters).

Doughboy on January 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Pump the breaks ! It’s going to be a long night .

Lucano on January 19, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Wow….GreenGills and BettyRuth showed up to hear Newt give a speech…whoda thunk??

BigWyo on January 19, 2012 at 7:52 PM

ALLAHPUNDIT hates mormons.

rubberneck on January 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM

FIFY

profitsbeard on January 19, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Romney was an independent during the time of Reagan Bush

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Reagan was a Democrat when Eisenhower and JFK were presidents.

Once again, Michael Reagan was right when he said conservatives today would not have voted for his father. I hope we figure this out while we still have a chance with Romney.

scotash on January 20, 2012 at 2:12 AM

liberal4life on January 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Egadz, just noticed you’re a liberal bomb thrower… *sigh* I still stand behind the quote.

scotash on January 20, 2012 at 2:15 AM

My, Andrea almost vomits when she mentions…rrr…rrrr…rreagannn.
Liberalism, such a horrible mental disability.

malkinmania on January 20, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Romney’s been taking lessons from Christie.

unclesmrgol on January 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM

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