Quotes of the day

posted at 10:49 pm on April 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

“OK, I’ll concede that contest is getting close to over as well. Mitt Romney will almost certainly be the GOP nominee. Rick Santorum is entitled to stay in the race, and to offer voters in the remaining states an alternative. But it’s probably time for him to do what Mike Huckabee did in similar circumstances in 2008—basically to stop attacking the almost inevitable nominee, and instead to adjust his own message going forward to a positive and issues-based one.

“For his part, Romney is entitled to savor a hard-earned victory. But not for long. He needs to begin to figure out how to win the general election. In a way, the remaining two months of primaries is a great opportunity for Romney. On the surface, he can go through the motions of finishing up the nomination campaign, using his current team and delivering his familiar message. It will look like business as usual. But beneath the surface, Romney should be quietly but purposefully developing a new and much improved business plan for the fall. Absent adjustment, Romney’s effort to unseat the incumbent president now feels destined to recapitulate the losing efforts of Bob Dole in 1996 or John Kerry in 2004. But the good news is that Romney is cold-blooded and hardheaded. He didn’t put himself through all this to run a respectable losing general election race. He may be more willing and able than most politicians to change his team, to challenge conventional thinking, and to invite fresh ideas for the conduct and strategy of his fall campaign.”

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“Eleven months and several rival campaign meltdowns later, Romney is widely viewed as the presumptive GOP nominee. The campaign touts his consistency, the fact that he has repeatedly drawn valid distinctions between the Massachusetts and federal laws and never wavered in his opposition to the president’s signature accomplishment. ‘Every time the issue of health care was front and center, he made it very clear where he stood,’ said Kevin Madden, a Romney adviser. ‘Because of that, it was an issue he successfully navigated in the primary.’

“Romney’s critics, however, offer an alternative explanation for his success at burying his health care record.

“‘People have certainly had the opportunity to hear that Romneycare was the basis for Obamacare, and he still won a lot of primaries. That says something,’ said Chris Chocola, president of the conservative Club for Growth. ‘I think what it says is that there wasn’t a compelling alternative.’

“In other words, Romney prevailed over his health care record not because he built such a persuasive case that it differed from Obama’s, but because he faced lame competitors who failed to build a strong case against him.”

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“Tonight on CNN, Robert Ehrlich, Mitt Romney’s Maryland campaign chair, suggested that voters — particularly women — would not be exposed to Romney’s ‘real views’ until the general election. Ehrlich said that once women ‘see’ Romney’s ‘real views,’ the gender gap between him and President Obama would dissipate.”

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“‘The Republican establishment — I’ve yet to meet a single person in the Republican establishment that thinks Mitt Romney is going to win the general election this year,’ Scarborough continued. ‘They won’t say it on TV because they’ve got to go on TV and they don’t want people writing them nasty emails. I obviously don’t care. But I have yet to meet anybody in the Republican establishment that worked for George W. Bush, that works in the Republican congress, that worked for Ronald Reagan that thinks Mitt Romney is going to win the general election.’”

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That’s a wide spread of music on those two choices. I was thinking more along the lines of Rage Against the Machine for our anthem but those guys are such d!cks. So I went with this because it’s unexpected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqG4oSfQYIY

Cindy Munford on April 5, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Hmmmmm….Good yet I do not like the attitude of that piccoloist in the red T-shirt.

cynccook on April 5, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Cindy Munford on April 5, 2012 at 2:19 AM

That’s perfect too for an anthem. We should all wear ribbons to bring awareness to our plight. Not sure what color is best. Did canopfor ever mention his favorite color?

I’ve got it. It should be hyperlink blue. (:

SparkPlug on April 5, 2012 at 2:28 AM

I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on April 5, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Come back, Mary Poppins! er, I mean Igor!

cynccook on April 5, 2012 at 2:31 AM

cynccook on April 5, 2012 at 2:26 AM

What could possibly be wrong with a red shirted head banger?

Cindy Munford on April 5, 2012 at 2:31 AM

What could possibly be wrong with a red shirted head banger?
Cindy Munford on April 5, 2012 at 2:31 AM

…playing the piccolo? Hmmmmm….so many things wrong right there. Anyhoo, I’m going back to bed (God and various restless children willing — to sleep!) :-) Night all. Stay strong, my sisters against the evil overlords’ campaign of oppression!

cynccook on April 5, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Unless Mittens knows how to fight with words in soundbites less than 5 seconds as that’s all the msm will give him, he better be willing to spend his last dime and then go into debt to the tune of one BILLION dollars or more to get that president office.

I just don’t see the fight in Mitt. I see the Dole.

athenadelphi on April 5, 2012 at 3:07 AM

There are a lot of Democrats posing as conservatives at Right Scoop these days.

I just don’t see the fight in Mitt. I see the Dole.

athenadelphi on April 5, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Dole lost to a charismatic Southern governor who presided over a booming economy. Barry is not a charismatic Southern governor presiding over a booming economy.

Mitt will do fine once voters see a man with a resume who actually had a job and knows a thing or two about management, business, and how the economy works. Barry, on the other hand, has morphed into Jesse Jackson with Jimmy Carter’s incompetence and pettiness. We’re going to win. :-)

Punchenko on April 5, 2012 at 3:26 AM

I just don’t see the fight in Mitt. I see the Dole.

athenadelphi on April 5, 2012 at 3:07 AM

So true. You can’t fight if you have no real beliefs. If Mitt wins it will be in spite of himself,and because more voters believe even a dull whitebread ham sandwich is better than Obama.

txmomof6 on April 5, 2012 at 3:26 AM

…a dull whitebread ham sandwich is better than Obama.

txmomof6 on April 5, 2012 at 3:26 AM

I think most folks, including myself at this point, just want cool, calm, and quiet competence. Watching both the W. and Obama administrations has been painful.

Punchenko on April 5, 2012 at 3:34 AM

I read some comments up-thread about what one of Romney’s surrogates said regarding Romney’s “real” view on Women’s Issues that will be made known sometime after he secures the nomination and before the November election.

How is that different than Obama intimating to the Brothers Suxsamaloff that he can be more flexible after the election? Aren’t they both in their own way admitting to deceit before the public?

If people are lukewarm on Romney now, wait until he tacks to the Center this summer. He’s going to finally piss-off the Conservative base beyond repair, and the so-called Centrist Democrats and Independents won’t buy his pandering to them any more than Conservatives have.

I’m hoping that Romney is a disaster that can still be averted.

sartana on April 5, 2012 at 3:50 AM

“‘The Republican establishment — I’ve yet to meet a single person in the Republican establishment that thinks Mitt Romney is going to win the general election this year,’ Scarborough continued. ‘They won’t say it on TV because they’ve got to go on TV and they don’t want people writing them nasty emails. I obviously don’t care. But I have yet to meet anybody in the Republican establishment that worked for George W. Bush, that works in the Republican congress, that worked for Ronald Reagan that thinks Mitt Romney is going to win the general election.’”

Man Allahpundit – You are desperate to knock Romney if you are quoting Joe Scarborough from MSNBC.

mark cantu on April 5, 2012 at 5:55 AM

athenadelphi on April 5, 2012 at 3:07 AM

You don’t see. You babble. You want a sound byte?

Government Centered Society

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 6:06 AM

joe sure is a whiner this am….he doesn’t like that folks are tearing his quote above apart….

yes you are a rino joe, acknowledge, move on…

cmsinaz on April 5, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Joe Scarborough

Some of you MittBots have a target rich commentator there for you to spew your venom…….go for it.

Off topic slightly……

the latest name being floated around?……………..Mike Huckabee for VP!!!

VOMIT!!!!!

PappyD61 on April 5, 2012 at 6:54 AM

VOMIT!!!!!

PappyD61 on April 5, 2012 at 6:54 AM

second that pappy

cmsinaz on April 5, 2012 at 6:56 AM

http://twitchy.com/2012/04/04/don-cheadle-slams-nbc-for-misleading-edit-of-zimmerman-911-tape/

Actor Don Cheadle takes NBC News to the woodshed over editing of Zimmerman 911 call.

ted c on April 5, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Pappy, I believe that a lot of these “Mitt supporters” would rather insult Conservatives than try to explain why Romney is the best candidate for the nomination.

kingsjester on April 5, 2012 at 7:10 AM

MoJo just “informed” us that if Paul Ryan were the next POTUS it would be a radical change from PBHO but Mitt wouldn’t. Earth to dork knob, Mitt’s agenda is remarkably similar to Paul Ryan’s! The two have collaborated over the past year and longer. There is no one who Mitt is closer to, philosophically, than Paul Ryan.

They are both fiscally responsible realists. They’re just about the only prominent grown ups in national politics these days, recognizing that no plan is going to succeed if it never passes Congress. So they have both pursued an agenda of realistic spending cuts, entitlement reforms, tax reforms and regulatory reforms to both reduce the deficit and create the conditions for robust economic growth.

I don’t comprehend the ignorance of those who say that they like Paul Ryan but don’t love Mitt.

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Holy Moly! MoJo is kissing Van Jones’ miserable azz!

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Watching both the W. and Obama administrations has been painful.

Punchenko on April 5, 2012 at 3:34 AM

You certainly could have disagreed with Bush Amdinistration positions, but he and his administration were “cool, calm, and quiet competence”.

Watching the media and even other Republicans bashing him was absolutely painful. But he handled even that with reserve and dignity. I wished at times he would have gotten more fired up at the lot of them.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Scarborough is ridiculous licking Van Jones’ socialist butt. MIKA is being more critical with him. Channel change.

Marcus on April 5, 2012 at 7:27 AM

If Mitt winning isn’t proof enough for most folks that the True Conservatives(TM) aren’t quite as omnipresent, large a group of people as they think, and in fact a minority even in the Republican party only, then I don’t know what would.

As lame as Mitt is, he’s winning/won not because of some conspiracy where he was chosen long before the voting even started by some guys in a dark smoky room, the establishment hoisting a lame candidate on us that we don’t like because it’s what they pre-ordained, but because, and get this, Republican’s have voted for him!

Which again says a lot about the breadth and depth of the True Conservative movement’s delusions of grandeur when there aren’t enough of them out there to scrape together a primary win against one of the most boring candidates in years.

It’s no conspiracy, you’re just a minority inside of your own party even, much less the country. But you’ve got the loud part down pat, just like liberals.

Boomer_Sooner on April 5, 2012 at 7:27 AM

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 7:24 AM

switched channels as soon as i saw his mug

cmsinaz on April 5, 2012 at 7:27 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:26 AM

2nd that

cmsinaz on April 5, 2012 at 7:28 AM

Van Jones out there trying to get those Obama lemmings to the voting booth. “REBUILD THE DREAM!!!”
“We must REBUILD THE DREAM!”
Van: “People need to be “hopey” and not “mopey”!
Scarborough: “Hahahahahah!”
Mika: “Well, a lot of people have a lot to be mopey about.”

VanJones is hinting that Obama is going to run on paying (or forgiving) all student loans. Bank it. It won’t be mortgage or gas this time, “Obama will pay my student loans!”

Marcus on April 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Sorry, Won’t listen to Mark Levin. Every time I turn him on I hear an unhinged anti-Romney rant. This from the guy who endorsed him in 2008, who wrote Liberty and Tyranny, and knew all about Romney’s Mass healthcare.

Buy Danish on April 5, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Marcus on April 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM

thanks for watching,couldn’t do it…

cmsinaz on April 5, 2012 at 7:36 AM

dear leader is not pandering, no way
/

white house holding a conference women and the economy

cmsinaz on April 5, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Marcus on April 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM

I think you nailed that one.

What dummies don’t understand is that the price of something, be it schools or health care or beer, inevitably rise when people get to spend other people’s money on it. When a consumer doesn’t have to pay the price for something they don’t care what it costs and suppliers will jack up the price for as long as the money keeps coming. It is because of such easy to obtain government loans that tuition has far, far outstripped inflation. Even though the students incur debt, the debt is deferred and often even not paid or forgiven. If people went back to paying their own way through school the prices would plummet and once again be affordable to most people without the taxpayer shelling out huge sums just to enrich the educators.

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Oh, and to the extent that Romney will have difficulty winning the election, we can thank Levin for his role. It’s one thing to criticize a candidate objectively with balance and moderation; it’s another to be on a year long crusade to destroy the man most likely, and now inevitably, to be our candidate.

Buy Danish on April 5, 2012 at 7:39 AM

switched channels as soon as i saw his mug

cmsinaz on April 5, 2012 at 7:27 AM

I did too, but then I went back because the whole reason I watch Mmorning Joe is to hear what the enemy is saying. The commie turd is trying to muscle his way into the mainstream, and Joe Scarborough is a collaborator. Ended the segment inviting Van Jones for Thanksgiving dinner – and Glenn Beck is invited too!

Disgusting.

Naturally Curly on April 5, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Disgusting.

Naturally Curly on April 5, 2012 at 7:39 AM

indeed…

joe is such a putz

cmsinaz on April 5, 2012 at 7:44 AM

If Mitt winning isn’t proof enough for most folks that the True Conservatives(TM) aren’t quite as omnipresent, large a group of people as they think, and in fact a minority even in the Republican party only, then I don’t know what would.

Boomer_Sooner on April 5, 2012 at 7:27 AM

First, lets actually say what we mean. You’re talking about religious, conservative or evangelican members of the GOP. We have no illusion that we’re any great majority of any party. That’s why I left and joined the Conservative Party. The manner in which you PROCONs lump anyone who doesn’t agree with your progressive positions as the cartoonish “True Conservative (TM)” is insulting and intellectually lazy. Maybe even dishonest.

Second, it is amazing to watch the argument now transform from people begging Conservatives to believe that Mitt Romneys conservative creds were real, to Mitt Romney’s conservative creds aren’t necessary. That you’re not even trying to assuage the fears of at least a still very large voting block of the Republican party, Conservatives, but are rubbing their faces in the fact that you believe they’re unnecessary is telling. Maybe scorned in your party is an even better description.

I’ll vote for Mitt Romney this time. But mark my words. If the Republican Party continues to alienate Conservatives in the manner of your insulting rant, even the very next election will demonstrate what a large minority they actually were for you. Your party will die without them.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Your party will die without them.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

If our party, and conservatism in general, can rid itself of the elements who seek exclude huge swaths of America based on their social engineering agenda it will thrive beyond anything we’ve seen in modern history.

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

+1,000,000. Well said.

kingsjester on April 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM
If our party, and conservatism in general, can rid itself of the elements who seek exclude huge swaths of America based on their social engineering agenda it will thrive beyond anything we’ve seen in modern history.

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Is protecting the unborn now social engineering?

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM
If our party, and conservatism in general, can rid itself of the elements who seek exclude huge swaths of America based on their social engineering agenda it will thrive beyond anything we’ve seen in modern history.

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Is defending the right to religious freedoms now social engineering?

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I’ll vote for Mitt Romney this time. But mark my words. If the Republican Party continues to alienate Conservatives in the manner of your insulting rant, even the very next election will demonstrate what a large minority they actually were for you. Your party will die without them.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Spot on! I’ll. Vote for Mitt as well. But I won’t send him money, I won’t make any phone calls, I won’t even put a bumper sticker on my car or a sign on my lawn. They’re trying to convince us that it’s raining, but we know when our legs are being pee’d on!

Naturally Curly on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM
If our party, and conservatism in general, can rid itself of the elements who seek exclude huge swaths of America based on their social engineering agenda it will thrive beyond anything we’ve seen in modern history.

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM

The hugh swaths of America you’re trying to “seek” are more progressive than conservative. Is that what you want the Republican Party to look like?

Less like us “devils” who have been a solid base of the GOP since I was a kid?

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Sorry, Won’t listen to Mark Levin. Every time I turn him on I hear an unhinged anti-Romney rant. This from the guy who endorsed him in 2008, who wrote Liberty and Tyranny, and knew all about Romney’s Mass healthcare.

Buy Danish on April 5, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Lay off Levin. He’s the only one with cojones to speak the truth. It’s becoming the same “the emperor has no clothes ” syndrome that we had with Obama only this time it’s Romney – don’t question or vet the nominee at all, just attack the opponent or fellow republicans in this case. And Levin is right, Romney can only scrape by with 41% popular vote within the republican party!?!! How the heck is that any kind of winning proposition?!? At least McCain was likable and was a war vet, but in this election we’d better hope Obama commits murder or something if we get stuck with Romney.

mozalf on April 5, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Earth to dork knob, Mitt’s agenda is remarkably similar to Paul Ryan’s! The two have collaborated over the past year and longer.

[snip]

I don’t comprehend the ignorance of those who say that they like Paul Ryan but don’t love Mitt.

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 7:18 AM

And they both look so darn cute in plaid shirts!

I keed, I keed.

Brutus, I’ve accepted that Romney will be the nominee, I’ll vote for him and pray that he’ll be as successful as the Romney supporters say he will but – don’t expect me to love him.

Flora Duh on April 5, 2012 at 8:10 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

+1,000,000. Well said.

kingsjester on April 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Bromance.

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM

I’ll vote for Mitt Romney this time. But mark my words. If the Republican Party continues to alienate Conservatives in the manner of your insulting rant, even the very next election will demonstrate what a large minority they actually were for you. Your party will die without them.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

+100

I’m holding my commitment on voting for Romney to see if he flip-flops again. If he has any spine, he won’t.

But if he goes left, for example like switching from his pro-life position, I will just vote down ticket.

idesign on April 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Bromance.

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM

From the kid who’s parents couldn’t even get the dog to play with him.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

From the kid who’s parents couldn’t even get the dog to play with him.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Still sore at the libruls that chased you out of PA?

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Imposing religious beliefs through legislative action is. What you call “protecting the unborn” others call denying a woman the right to her own body. What you call “protecting marriage” is denying people the right to form contracts. What you call “defending religious freedoms” frequently amounts to denying religious freedoms of those who don’t practice the “right” religion.

And all of those women who value their right to their own bodies, the right to form the domestic contracts of their choosing, the right to not believe or believe what you don’t approve of are far and away greater in number than far and away more in keeping with the foundational values of this nation than those in our party who seek to exclude them.

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Still sore at the libruls that chased you out of PA?

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Wow. Hawk must have weally hurt your widdle feewings on another thread, for you to be so openly vindictive…even for a Troll like you.

kingsjester on April 5, 2012 at 8:16 AM

MJBrutus on April 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

As Reagan said, “All those who are pro-abortion have already been born.”

kingsjester on April 5, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Wow. Hawk must have weally hurt your widdle feewings on another thread, for you to be so openly vindictive…even for a Troll like you.

kingsjester on April 5, 2012 at 8:16 AM

You should be closing, not typing.

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:20 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Awesome post. I couldn’t agree with you more.

I’d only add that I think Romney scares me in the general election. I have very little confidence in him against Obama this year. Obviously I don’t trust him as President, but anyone is better than Obama.

I listened to Mark Levin’s show yesterday and he was great. He said everything I was thinking. Romney is a very weak candidate.

Rick Santorum has become my hero this election. I think him and Newt should stay in this thing and (for the sake of this party and for the sake of this country) keep trying for a brokered convention.

Romney only has 41% of the REPUBLICAN vote in a year with little turnout so far nationally. He is not even likable to Republicans, yet we will trust him in the general?

As long as there is even a remote chance of a brokered convention, I say we try for it.

There are several politicians who I think would be as bad as Romney, but few who would be worse in this general election. There were some last Spring I didn’t want to run because I wanted a better candidate, but they would be much better than Romney.

And I’m not even talking about better as President, I’m just talking about likability in the general and electability.

Romney has burned bridges in the last 2 election cycles and he is the one to blame if this party is not united in the Fall. 91% of his ads (millions and millions of dollars) have been negative against his Republican challengers in an unprecedented way. Not against Obama and not pro for Romney.

Yet in the general I guarantee he will not go after Obama the way he should. He will never attack Obama as he did conservatives.

Yeah, I’ll vote for him just this year. But I am afraid others won’t. And not just conservatives. Independents will not be inspired to go vote and Dems, you can forget them.

Yes, anyone CAN win against Obama, but it’s the likelihood that scares me. But lets just play into the liberal and media and establishment narrative and keep pretending that Romney is the most electable candidate we can get.

There will be plenty of time in the 2 months AFTER the convention to unite behind whoever the nominee will be, even if it’s Romney. Uniting now is not necessary, as long as we can try for someone better.

2 months in politics is an eternity.

Elisa on April 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Still sore at the libruls that chased you out of PA?

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

No Ken. People do leave their homes for careers. If the safety net of Mom’s basement works for you, fine. Please don’t make fun of me for venturing out from the ole apron strings.

But Ken, do strike up a conversation with MJ while you’re here. I think you’ll find it humorous that you lean to the right of her on a few issues.

Again MJ, your comment is humorous in that Mitt Romney supporters very recently were begging me to believe he was pro-life. Now they’re begging me to believe I’m social engineering by being pro-life. You’re a progressive, pure and simple. By trying to redefine Conservatism to some pre-Reagan myth that only you can cite is a hoot. BTW folks, if you didn’t know. MJs assertion is that Reagan ruined the party by trying to attrack a larger block of voters into the Republican party. People she calls “devils”.

The GOP I guess changed it’s mind and now wants progressive voters?

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:23 AM

“But I have yet to meet anybody in the Republican establishment that worked for George W. Bush, that works in the Republican congress, that worked for Ronald Reagan that thinks Mitt Romney is going to win the general election.’”

Dittoes, and smack is the sound of reality hitting the Sketchy supporters today.

Don’t fret, future liberals. You STILL have a chance. All you need to do is prepare to join your local chapter of the GOP and work for free. You too can volunteer to work to get your candidate elected by spending long hours greeting folks at your local GOP Victory headquarters, putting together lawn signs, and making phone calls.

Show the courage of your convictions by girding your loins for the loooong fight as I’ve done repeatedly for well over a decade. If I can do it so can you, and good luck with that.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 8:26 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Well spun, Jim! Those libruls must have been mighty mean!

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Good god people. What is with the “if Romney is the nominee”? It’s over. It’s him. He is the nominee. MITT ROMNEY IS THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE! It’s reality. Nothing is going to stop it. Deal and move on.

jazzmo on April 5, 2012 at 8:26 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:23 AM
Well spun, Jim! Those libruls must have been mighty mean!

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Well, they are mean, I’ll give you that. But liberals remaining little wussies while trying to be vitriolic and loud is surely no great reason to leave one’s home to get away from them. No, one would probably be more apt to leave a great infestation of progressives and liberals because of the apparent inability they have to provide even their most basic needs or wants without a government handout.

It tends to drive down property value and drive up taxes when you’re surrounded by people utterly, utterly incapable of making their way in life without the complete direction and control of their government.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Yes, anyone CAN win against Obama, but it’s the likelihood that scares me. But lets just play into the liberal and media and establishment narrative and keep pretending that Romney is the most electable candidate we can get.

There will be plenty of time in the 2 months AFTER the convention to unite behind whoever the nominee will be, even if it’s Romney. Uniting now is not necessary, as long as we can try for someone better.

2 months in politics is an eternity.

Elisa on April 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Well said. We all want to defeat Obama, but now that likelihood is looking less and less definitive, especially with a Romney nomination. Unless he can pull a stellar VP candidate out of his a$$ets, but then he’d be overshadowed. Look, it’s all about money and obviously the know-it-alls like Trump and Christy are already reading the writing on the wall with their talk of 2016 and no mention of Romney or a second term then. And just who does benefit financially if we get Obama another 4 years but Ann Coulter, Drudge, and all the Romney shills including Romney who can cash in with their complaining. I never thought I’d witness the morphing of the republican party into the democrat. We can definitely do better than Romney, but will we?

mozalf on April 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 8:26 AM

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Quit crying wolf! ;-)

SauerKraut537 on April 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

I just read a 1965 research paper written by Patrick Moynihan when he was the assistant secretary of labor.

In it he talks about the breakdown of the black family and how it was contributing to more children being born out of wedlock, higher school drop-out rates, higher unemployment, and more crime in the black community.

Remember this report was written almost 50 yrs ago. Since then those same conditions have spread to more racial and ethnic groups across the country.

There’s no way a correlation between this country’s social issues and fiscal issues can be denied.

Flora Duh on April 5, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Good god people. What is with the “if Romney is the nominee”? It’s over. It’s him. He is the nominee. MITT ROMNEY IS THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE! It’s reality. Nothing is going to stop it. Deal and move on.

jazzmo on April 5, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Oh I’ll move on alright. Voting for the leftist from New England isn’t in my future plans though.

Let’s just pray we retake the Senate because four more years of gridlock and nothing is what we’re looking at.

Nelsen on April 5, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Well, they are mean, I’ll give you that. But liberals remaining little wussies while trying to be vitriolic and loud is surely no great reason to leave one’s home to get away from them. No, one would probably be more apt to leave a great infestation of progressives and liberals because of the apparent inability they have to provide even their most basic needs or wants without a government handout.

It tends to drive down property value and drive up taxes when you’re surrounded by people utterly, utterly incapable of making their way in life without the complete direction and control of their government.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Did it bother you to run into the same bunch of libruls when you signed up with the gubmint?

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Bob dole redux.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Oh I’ll move on alright. Voting for the leftist from New England isn’t in my future plans though.

Let’s just pray we retake the Senate because four more years of gridlock and nothing is what we’re looking at.

Nelsen on April 5, 2012 at 8:44 AM

You and me, buddy. I joined the republican party for something different than democrats.

And from your mouth to God’s ears about the Senate. Scott Brown is looking dangerously vulnerable in MA., Olympia Snowe’s seat looks to be turning democrat (surprise), and we’re slipping in VA. So I don’t know what that does to our chances, but it makes me more concerned about a Romney nomination/presidency with strong democrat opposition in Congress. If his record is any indication, he’ll cave and not put up a fight. He’s more interested in his Romney legacy than anything else.

mozalf on April 5, 2012 at 9:04 AM

I’ll vote for Mitt Romney this time. But mark my words. If the Republican Party continues to alienate Conservatives in the manner of your insulting rant, even the very next election will demonstrate what a large minority they actually were for you. Your party will die without them.
hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

First off, I’m not just talking about evangelicals, I’m talking about the hard edged AM advertising salesmen “educated” conservatives who believe the you surround everyone else when you don’t. You can’t even beat crappy Mitt Romney.

But what I am saying is, it’s not the republican party out to get you, alienate you, and condescend towards you. It republican primary voters. Mitt’s winning because people are voting for him, in larger numbers than you guys in all your supposed breadth of power and delusions of grandeur and vastness in the population that far outstrips reality.

After mitt wins, then loses, many will be crying about how the establishment foisted some terrible candidate on you poor True Conservatives(TM), Real Americans(TM), as if it’s some great injustice where your rightful power was usurped. When the truth is that, you’re just not as powerful a group, as large a group, or ren the majority of the Republican party.

Yet, you guys think you should be able to run everything from the minority and lash out and get loud when you can’t. But the only reason you can’t is that your not as large or powerful as you’ve been taught to believe by AM radio. That’s all.

Boomer_Sooner on April 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM

There’s no way a correlation between this country’s social issues and fiscal issues can be denied.

Flora Duh on April 5, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Yes, but I submit that the country’s “social issues” are the result of bad fiscal policy, and likewise can be remedied through fiscal policy. There is no need to — and conservatives should be opposed to — having government dictate behavior, thus denying our freedom. If you are a person of faith, then you believe that those who choose to engage in immoral behavior will ultimately be judged by God. Apart from implementing fiscal policy to encourage behavior that is good for society (and of course criminalizing behavior that is morally repugnant), it should not be the role of government to dictate every aspect of our lives.

Syzygy on April 5, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Spot on! I’ll. Vote for Mitt as well. But I won’t send him money, I won’t make any phone calls, I won’t even put a bumper sticker on my car or a sign on my lawn. They’re trying to convince us that it’s raining, but we know when our legs are being pee’d on!

Please vote for Mitt and send money and put the bumper sticker on.

Please.

gerry-mittbot-Loves wonderful conservatives

gerrym51 on April 5, 2012 at 9:07 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM
Did it bother you to run into the same bunch of libruls when you signed up with the gubmint?

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Huh? Liberals in the US Military. Damn few of them there, Ken. What are you talking about?

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Boomer_Sooner on April 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM

I honestly tried to get through your comment. The sophomoric insults made it impossible. If you’d like to repackage your thoughts without the childish banter and straw man name-calling, I’ll give it another shot.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Apart from implementing fiscal policy to encourage behavior that is good for society (and of course criminalizing behavior that is morally repugnant), it should not be the role of government to dictate every aspect of our lives.

Syzygy on April 5, 2012 at 9:06 AM

I strongly agree. I just don’t understand those on “the right” who say we’re not supposed to talk about social issues because it risks alienating this group or that group of voters.

Throwing money at the symptoms is not a cure. It only masks the real illness, which IMO is a decay of the moral values we once were proud to adhere to.

Flora Duh on April 5, 2012 at 9:20 AM

All of the candidates have something to recommend them, none of them are the complete package. Work on Congress, that’s where the people speak.

Cindy Munford on April 5, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Boomer_Sooner on April 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM

What is it exactly that you think would happen if those you fear so much were the majority? In what way would your quality of life be impacted?

Cindy Munford on April 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I’d only add that I think Romney scares me in the general election. I have very little confidence in him against Obama this year. Obviously I don’t trust him as President, but anyone is better than Obama.

Elisa on April 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

@guypbenson As I’ve said all along, Mitt Romney will not unite Republicans. Barack Obama will.

Since Obama’s comments about the Supreme Court, I’m seeing more and more people who at one time said they would never vote for Romney, now say they will.

Flora Duh on April 5, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Flora Duh on April 5, 2012 at 9:20 AM

It’s the great dodge Flora. While you’re sitting in the corner and keeping your minority party member mouths shut about conservative social issues like you’re told, you can be damn well guarenteed that they’re pushing progressive social issues in the GOP and grinning from ear to ear about how well they’ve tamed and or pushed you out of the party. Remember the lame duck congress after the 2010 election.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:28 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

+1,000,000. Well said.

kingsjester on April 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM

+2,000,000

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM

guarantee

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM

+1,000,000. Well said.

kingsjester on April 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM
+2,000,000

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Threesome.

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Hey, hawkdriver. Here’s a blog you might enjoy. He’s a fixed wing type but has a nice writing style and is kind of funny.

a capella on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

While you’re sitting in the corner and keeping your minority party member mouths shut about conservative social issues like you’re told, you can be damn well guarenteed that they’re pushing progressive social issues in the GOP and grinning from ear to ear about how well they’ve tamed and or pushed you out of the party.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:28 AM

No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.

Flora Duh on April 5, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Bob dole redux.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 8:59 AM

….retarted redux reject!

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Threesome.

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Kens favorite question on a playground.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Since Obama’s comments about the Supreme Court, I’m seeing more and more people who at one time said they would never vote for Romney, now say they will.

wasn’t that the Romney plan from last September. Keep grinding away and wear the opposition down. It’s amazing with all the ups and downs of this campaign that it has almost gone exactly as predicted. I still remember on DEC 1 Newt saying I will be the nominee.

gerry-mittbot

gerrym51 on April 5, 2012 at 9:43 AM

a capella on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Thanks.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:44 AM

From the kid who’s parents couldn’t even get the dog to play with him.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM

…I think KeninC_ _T‘s mother barks!…

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Threesome.

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM
Kens favorite question on a playground.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Well, that comment was uncalled for. I’m going to have to ban myself for the rest of the day.

Sophomoric and childish.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Kens favorite question on a playground.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Were there playgrounds back in PA? Did the libruls ruin them?

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Threesome.

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Kens favorite question on a playground.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM

…trying… to get three orfices filled?

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Kens favorite question on a playground.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:42 AM
Were there playgrounds back in PA? Did the libruls ruin them?

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 9:46 AM

I can’t answer because I’ve banned myself until after work today. If I could answer I might be tempted to made it worse by doubling down and saying something like, “Liberals can’t run anything while they’re playing XBox in their parents basements waiting for their public assistance check.”

And you do have my apology for taking the whole of your comments over the years and being led to believe and then actually verbalizing a belief that you might be predisposed to much younger company and in groups. Totally uncalled for by me regardless of the mountain of evidence.

Forgiven?

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Forgiven?

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Wow, so witty! The gubmint got a winner in you, Jim!

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Absent adjustment, Romney’s effort to unseat the incumbent president now feels destined to recapitulate the losing efforts of Bob Dole in 1996 or John Kerry in 2004. But the good news is that Romney is cold-blooded and hardheaded. He didn’t put himself through all this to run a respectable losing general election race. He may be more willing and able than most politicians to change his team, to challenge conventional thinking, and to invite fresh ideas for the conduct and strategy of his fall campaign.”

Bill Kristol

Unlike Dole and McCain, when it comes to Romney, “He didn’t put himself through all this to run a respectable losing general election race.” Sure. Consider the source. “Electability!” never fails…oops.

The “Gospel” according to Bill: “the good news is that Romney is cold-blooded and hardheaded.” Halleluiah! What a relief: another cold-blooded, hardheaded, Ivy League Meritocracy elitist for POTUS. Given Romney’s insistence upon referring all things constitutional to his lawyers, don’t hold your breath waiting “to challenge conventional thinking and invite fresh ideas”.

But ah shucks, Bill smiles while he says it, so relax.

maverick muse on April 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM

…trying… to get three orfices filled?

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Glen Rice reference?

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Forgiven?

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 9:53 AM
Wow, so witty! The gubmint got a winner in you, Jim!

KeninCT on April 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM

And you never seen to get tired of it, Deb.

hawkdriver on April 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

maverick muse on April 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Well, both Slick Willie and Scooter have a nice, folksy, down home way with people. That’s for sure. Regardless of which set of chicken entrails the pundits think the public stares into, I suspect a good share of voters aren’t looking for a best friend as president. I know there are exceptions. I think Mitt is rolling the dice that the Obamacare mandate will be overturned and that will get a large monkey off his back. If it isn’t overturned, I think he’s got major problems, given the polling on it.

a capella on April 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Top o’ the morning, hawkdriver.

While it’s still cool out there, things to finish.

maverick muse on April 5, 2012 at 10:10 AM

a capella on April 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Good take there.

As per NOT expecting a bff POTUS, of course.

But “coldblooded and hardheaded” as the sales pitch is preaching to the “I’ll Attack China!” Santorum choir voting GOP regardless v. Obama. Btw, Obama is coldblooded and hardheaded. As if “coldblooded and hardheaded” conquers the general opposition in ballot, Kristol’s point. No, though so long as the messenger smiles, the gullible swallow whatever “feels” comfortable.

Meanwhile, in the general, “coldblooded and hardheaded” does not support natural rights, but denies constitutional legal standing.

maverick muse on April 5, 2012 at 10:23 AM

a capella on April 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

I saw Ann Coulter on Red Eye last night and her argument is that mandates are ducky on a state level but unconstitutional on a federal level. I don’t find that to be a great argument and you’re right if SCOTUS doesn’t step in, it’s problematic for Gov. Romney. Especially since the states are consider “laboratories” of what could work on a national level.

Cindy Munford on April 5, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Levin says that negative campaigning is apart of every primary, but he’s never seen it on this level. Romney has been using it to destroy his opponents instead of building himself up. This is worrisome because if Romney can’t pull the Republican Party back together, we may lose this election which would be devastating. That’s why Levin is asking how we fix this.

Willard Fillmoure Romneycare has lived by the sword in this primary, and, in what could only be considered poetic justice, his campaign will die by the sword. King Barry Hussein will utilize the same tactics Romney employed, on a vastly grander scale, to destroy with a tsunami of negative publicity.

Willard shall reap what Willard hath sown, and while a part of me will cry out in anguish for our country’s fate in November, another part of me shall rejoice in a wicked man and his sycophants being served their comeuppance.

Bitter-sweet is not a will not adequately describe November when President Downgrade murders Rombot in exactly the same way Willard has murdered the conservative base and his opponents. I suppose Pyrrhic victory is a better phrase. We will be utterly and truly f(*&ed. The only option will be savor the “I told you so” moments as we sink into the 15th level of hell.

Or worse.

“We’re Dead.”
- Unknown.

SilverDeth on April 5, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Please vote for Mitt and send money and put the bumper sticker on.

Please.

gerry-mittbot-Loves wonderful conservatives

gerrym51 on April 5, 2012 at 9:07 AM

If Zombie Mao was running, and his campaign platform was “I will kill everyone in this nation” and Mitt Romney was his opponent, I’d leave the presidential slot on the ballot BLANK.

-_-

SilverDeth on April 5, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Mitt will do fine once voters see a man with a resume…

Mitt should be doing everything in his power to bury his god(*&^ resume. His “resume” is that of a big spending, liberal judge appointing, gun grabbing, communist healthcare enforcing global warming alarmist democrat.

Oh great way to fire up the base – 2012 – the year we get to choose between two democrats!

I choose option “C” thanks.

SMOD 2012.

SilverDeth on April 5, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I choose option “C” thanks.

SMOD 2012.

SilverDeth on April 5, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Ah, SD, you are a tonic. And you speak the truth. I remember a time when I despised politics, pretty much held both political parties in contempt as being one in the same, and loathed skunk politicians like Obama and Romney. Then I became a republican to dump Dukakis back when he ran and my relatives in MA didn’t even want him as their governor, and had high hopes that the republican party would offer something different than the democrats when Bush 41 won. Then we went through the dark Clinton years with Bush and Dole both losing, almost had that whack job Gore steal the 2000 election, squeaked a victory over Kerry, and here we are today. The choice of the lesser of 2 skunks. How demoralizing and makes me want to go back to the days of “a pox on both their houses”. Plus, if the republican party was really all that concerned about people staying home, you’d think they’d offer something better than “this”!?!

mozalf on April 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Rmoney™ or Rmoney© or Rmoney® What do you think, which way has the better aesthetic?

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Yeah people look really fired up for Willard Fillmoure Romneycare… lets review some posts from the thread Allah linked and see how well Mr. 40%’s tactics have worked out when it comes to “uniting the party…”

Romney is not our candidate, he is the RNC’s candidate. Theoretically, one could use the same argument about Romney that people do about O – that he has nothing substantive to run on, so his campaign consists of slamming his opponents.

Romney, like McCain 08, generate nothing but apathy, Washington is a joke…

I have been turned off to Romney because of his negative smear campaign and his lack of ability to articulate / convince Conservatives as to why we should support him. He thinks he is entitled to the nomination / Presidency and he thinks that people will have no choice but to vote for him. Many will stay home because they don’t like him. I don’t care for him either (Romney) but I am going to vote for anyone that has a chance at defeating The Marxist Liar in Chief (Obama).

Until there’s enough real conservative votes to oust Boehner and McConnell I don’t trust them not to rubber stamp Romney. IMO a vote for Romney is going to deliver 06 and 08 again in 14 and 16 as the GOP once again tacks left and makes Republicans unelectable again in midterms and 16.

I have yet heard any person who is trying to defend Romney actually try to argue that it will be different than 2006. We will be taking another 2 steps backwards with Romney, not the two steps forward we need in changing the path.

Until we elect enough conservatives to oust or never put in place jellyfish like Boehner and McConnell it will continue to be two steps back and the elites that plant their lips on Goldman Sach’s butt will continue to play good cop/bad cop with us as we keep sliding down the hill. No thanks! We must think longer term and a lame duck Obama doesn’t frighten me as much as the prospect of repeating 06 and 08 which is why we got Obama in the first place. The RINOs/Rovians are responsible for us getting Obama in first place they tarnished the GOP brand so badly and they want Romney. NUTS!!

We are not staying home. We are simply going to help other good candidates at the local and state level, but NOT vote for O or Mitt. That’s all.

Romney bashes the Republican field, but said he refuses to go negative on Obama. Hey Mr. Good Hair, just tell the danged truth about the bowing usurper!! You are so weak.

Romney is slightly less of a disaster than Obama. That’s the strongest thing going for him, not much. He says lots of good things but doesn’t sell it. True Conservatives don’t like or trust him as one of us.

He doesn’t sell it because he didn’t live it when he was governor in MA.

It’s strange that so many Romney supporters use language more fitting for a dictatorship than a free republic. Nobody here is ‘forced to vote’ for anyone. Nor are we ‘petty’ for holding to constitutional principles. This may be the last time my vote counts for anything, so it will be for someone I believe in. If this is the Alamo, I’m going down fighting.

Romney supporters sound like every other rabid liberal leftist agenda group. They use smears, nasty names and accusations, etc.I do not respect Romney. I do not like Romney. Or his supporters. They are too much like Obama and his crowd.

This is precisely what those of us on the Right have been saying — since 2008 — would happen if this was allowed to go on again in the ’12 cycle. Once again, the Republican establishment chooses to ignore us, and I can’t help but wonder if they won’t pay the ultimate price in this upcoming national election.

The Republican establishment lost big in 06 and 08. Didn’t phase them.The TP delivered them a big victory in 10. Again, didn’t phase them.Its their party. They will let you know when you are needed.

Romney and a not conservative enough (yet) GOP are going to rubber stamp Romney and we’ll get 06 in 14 and 08 in 16 as they tarnish the GOP brand AGAIN and leave Republicans unelectable. This ABO BS is extremely short sighted and place too much trust in the GOP and its leaders Boehner and McConnell. Until there are enough actual conservatives to oust Boehner and McConnell a vote for Romney probably does more bad than good.

Romney’s present behaviour proves he is a divisive attacker – not a uniter – because to do so would require scruples and an understanding of the issues America faces. Scruples… he has none. An understanding of where America is… well that depends upon with whom he last spoke. Where does that leave us? Well… if nominated it will be McCain Act 2…

John McCain with more hair and nicer teeth. Count me out.

What Romney should do and what he will do are miles apart. ROmney represents the Republican version of Obama’s “Hope and Change” campaign of 2008.

All Romney has going for him is a large warchest, negative advertising and good hair. There’s no substance below all of that. He knows he can’t win on his record (remind you or anyone?) so he has to go negative on his opponents (except Paul) in order to eliminate the competition. Again, remind you of anyone?

Gingrich and Santorum may lack the warchest, but they make up for it with passion, intelligence, a love for their country, family values, respect for people and ideas that actually make sense. They have spoken out about Obama, his ties to radicals, Saul Alinsky when no other candidate has done so.

Can Romney heal the rift? That is a scenario waiting to be written. For now, he is all flash and no substance and to me, is the 2012 version of John McCain.

It’s too late now though. He’s toast. He will almost surely lose to Obama as they will unite and we won’t.

However, it may not be a bad thing….in the long run for both the GOP and the country. Short-term, bad for O to win.

How am I suppose to get behind a guy whose only asset is to tear down his opponents? What does he stand for? Does anyone know? Mark Levin is correct as usual. Romney will not be able to unite the party if he continues to attack Conservatives. There will be many who will sit out this election all because Romney wants to win at all cost. If the day ever comes when Santorum says he’s ending his campaign, that will be the day I will make plans to move back to Texas. I just don’t see a bright future for this country.

Romney stands for
1-romneycare
2-cap n tax
3-$50 abortions

He’d just rather not talk about that until he gets to 1144.

I actually emailed Levin this afternoon before his show came on with this very topic.

I told him that both Newt and Santorum together have 5.4+ million votes. Romney has 4.5+million votes, 41%. So as you can see, the not-Romney vote is greater than what Romney has, which will not win a general election.

Houston, we have a problem. The RNC is selling us all down the river with a losing candidate.

Sorry I will never get behind Romney, this guy is a flat out liar. Write in vote this year for me. Before anyone says well thats a vote for obama, well I have this to say I’m not voting for either Romney or Obama so as you just read I’m not voting for either, so that makes my vote really count because I’ll be voting for the best conservative.

I will not vote for Romney myself and I think ABO is short sighted. I will focus on local and House and Senate on national. The GOP can and will reel Obama in if they have both Houses of which they don’t now. Imagine Obama’s ratings if a GOP Senate was passing Bill after Bill to his desk. He can’t veto them all and I don’t fear a second term lame duck. I fear Romney and the GOP rubber stamping more because I remember last time GOP had all the power and I remember 06 and 08 where a Republican could hardly win because of the RINO establishment hacks now forcing Romney.

Let’s see, in Massachusetts, Romney gave the people socialized medicine, appointed several liberal judges to the bench, and expanded state covered abortions in his state. People who vote their conscience are not going to not vote for Romney because their guy didn’t win (if that happens), but because of Romney’s own record.

Well your crazy if you think Romney will keep his promise and kill Obamacare which he created! Your crazy if you think all of us with CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES are just going to roll over for the GOP Elites and you dupes who believe their lies: Romneys our only chance to beat Obama! It’s funny how you all blindly REFUSE like lefty/liberals to look at all Romney’s faults and make excuses for them! All we have to do is keep Santorun/Gingrich close enough for a Brokered convention, where anything is possible! Even a random Republican like Jeb Bush,Rubio or even possibly best scenario Sarah Palin jumps in, would all be preferable to RINO ROMNEY! Not to mention as Mr.Levin said Romney has a bad reputation even among Independents,who are vital to our success,you cannot turn that around!

Tired of people saying it is a vote for 0. No. If I am voting for neither, it is a vote for neither. I am voting my conscience this year. I couldn’t hold my nose tight enough to vote for Romney.

NOBODY tells me who vote for.

I too am tired of repeatedly holding my nose and voting. Isn’t the mark of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome? The moderate Bob Dole, John McCain lost and now we are to be thinking that moderate Mitt will win…right-o.

The Romney supporters have no comprehension how terribly insulting they have been to conservatives. Then …they go and do it again pissing you off so much you start to think about writing this country off and simply plugging into the Matrix the rest of your years.

To everyone who says that “you must vote for Romney”, or that not voting for Romney is a vote to re-elect Obama, think about it-isn’t that what the fight is all about, rights, freedoms and responsibilities, the ones the Democrats want to take away from everyone? IMHO, it’s not just on TRS, it’s everywhere, this fearmongering, a liberal tactic, to whip people up into doing something they don’t believe in.

Vote however and for whomever you want, but don’t chastise people for staying true to themselves and voting/not voting according to their consciences.

Those of us who believe in God’s sovereignty, we believe that God can work through “impossible” circumstances when His people are faithful.

My vote is an expression of my conscience. I would not tell anyone how to vote but I have an obligation to steward my vote in a way that honors God. I trust Him to work out His will for our nation because it is he who sets up and tears down kings and nations.


@winning?

SilverDeth on April 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM

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