Romney: To suggest that profitable businesses don’t help people, is a really weird idea

posted at 6:41 pm on July 27, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

This is it, my friends. This right here is why I stand ready to forgive Mitt Romney his political faults and put him in charge of this country come November.

If you haven’t noticed yet (wink wink), I’m rather a big fan of free enterprise. More than any other socio-economic system that man has ever come up with, no other method has yet demonstrated itself so effortlessly able to provide so much prosperity, opportunity, and freedom for so many people — because before you yourself can do well in the free enterprise system, you must necessarily produce a good or service that somebody else voluntarily wants to consume. The greater value society places on said good or service, the greater the reward.

Yes, Mitt Romney has fired people and shuttered businesses — good for him. That’s what should happen when jobs and businesses are no longer providing something for which society can find a use. For Team Obama to imply that creative destruction is tantamount to villainy, as if the laid-off workers are somehow doomed to joblessness for the rest of their lives, is beyond disappointing. Losing a job is devastating, but you pick yourself up and find a new way to be useful — or you would, anyway, if your current president’s policies didn’t have the economy moving more slowly than molasses in January. I realize that’s a brass-tacks version of things, but there it is.

If you watch nothing else today, I implore you (yes, implore — that’s how strongly I feel about this!) to watch the full video at RCP, but here’s the transcript of a fantastic segment of Romney’s interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan from yesterday (emphasis mine):

Well, there’s no question but that a number of places where we went in and invested we were investing in enterprise that was in trouble. That — where the future was very much in doubt for it. We invested in one business, I think it lost 50 or 60 or more million dollars the year before we invested. And a lot of people didn’t want to touch it. We were able to go in there with the current management team, help get the business back on track as an investor. The managers really ran it but they were able to turn it around and see a real success. It’s still around today, doing quite well. It provides jobs for a lot of people.

The idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea. Because the whole American free enterprise system is associated with creating success, making businesses profitable. That means they can hire more people and grow.

And every investment that I made while I was responsible for an investment firm, every investment was designed to try and help the business grow and to become more successful. It killed us if something was not successful. If a business we started, for instance, couldn’t make it, and there were several like that, but there were several that took off in ways we never would have imagined. There were other businesses that were existing businesses we wanted to make better. Most of them we did make better. Those that we didn’t, we felt terrible about.

By the way, we lost money, investors money. We became investors ultimately in our career. We lost our own money in some of these cases, but the key was we wanted all of them to be successful. That’s the nature, by the way, of the free enterprise system. Not everything you invest in is success, hopefully most are. And as the people who invested with us, the pensions, the charities and college endowments that invested with us know, most of our work was successful.

And here’s another awesome nugget, just for good measure:

Beautiful. Textbook, even. Why am I so excited for the presidential debates in October? Because that, friends, is how Mitt Romney speaks off-the-cuff, while when President Obama goes off the teleprompter, he produces frighteningly anti-free enterprise quips like “you didn’t build that.” Exit question: Who are you going to vote for in November? If the answer isn’t obvious — look at your life, look at your choices.


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OBAMA:

“Are you now or have you ever been a capitalist?”

reliapundit on July 27, 2012 at 6:45 PM

you must necessarily produce a good or service that somebody else voluntarily wants to consume.

Or, in Romney & Obama’s case, you can force people to consume it.

You know. Either way.

lorien1973 on July 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Dang that clip is so good – I feel like a ciggie after watching it.

gophergirl on July 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

For Team Obama to imply that creative destruction is tantamount to villainy, as if the laid-off workers are somehow doomed to joblessness for the rest of their lives, is beyond disappointing.

Well Erika, EVERYONE KNOWS that those buggy whip people are still hanging around, waiting for the horse and carriage to make a comeback.

Given Barry’s energy policies, it may happen.

GarandFan on July 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

The idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea. Because the whole American free enterprise system is associated with creating success, making businesses profitable. That means they can hire more people and grow.

Blasphemy, sacrilege!

I am Obama the First, and you will also approve this message or else. (My IRS concurs)

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM

as if I needed any more reasons to like Erika and her writing style :-)

jimver on July 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM

gophergirl on July 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

lolz..I hear you!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Dang that clip is so good – I feel like a ciggie after watching it.

gophergirl on July 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

~tosses you my pack and the lighter~ Blaze on up!

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Thumbs up Erika..You have been posting some very good blog posts..:)

PS..I tip my fedora!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Now THAT’s Presidential…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on July 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Or, in Romney & Obama’s case, you can force people to consume it.

You know. Either way.

lorien1973 on July 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

“Buy this or go to Jail/ Pay a fine.”

-Winner of the 2012 Presidential Election.

portlandon on July 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

From now on, all ABR’s are pro-0bama.

cozmo on July 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Seven Percent Solution on July 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM

cozmo on July 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM

lolz..You are asking for a fight ..Good luck!..You are going to need it!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 6:57 PM

*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM

*clink!*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on July 27, 2012 at 6:57 PM

From now on, all ABR’s are pro-0bama.

cozmo on July 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM

From now on, all forklifts shall be painted Red!

portlandon on July 27, 2012 at 6:57 PM

If you watch nothing else today, I implore you (yes, implore — that’s how strongly I feel about this!) to watch the full video at RCP:

I just want you to know I always skip watching the videos in favor of transcripts, but am literally putting on the headphones because you implored me.

Axe on July 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM

From now on, all ABR’s are pro-0bama.

cozmo on July 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM

From now on, all forklifts shall be painted Red!

portlandon on July 27, 2012 at 6:57 PM

From this day on, the official language of San Marcos shall be Swedish.

de rigueur on July 27, 2012 at 7:01 PM

From now on, all ABR’s are pro-0bama.

cozmo on July 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Boy are you brave.

gophergirl on July 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM

mitt attempts to make obama “the other”…mitt is a racist.

t8stlikchkn on July 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Something tells me this interview was the political equivalent of “Commence Firing. Fire at Will.”

Good show, Mitt Romney.

JohnGalt23 on July 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM

If you haven’t noticed yet (wink wink), I’m rather a big fan of free enterprise.

It’s nice to have someone writing at HotAir who focuses so relentlessly on the subject. And I have to agree, I’m actually starting to get excited about Romney. That he speaks so eloquently on the subject off the cuff like this suggests that he really believes in it, and we’ve desperately needed someone like that in the oval office for a long, long time.

Caiwyn on July 27, 2012 at 7:03 PM

lolz..You are asking for a fight…

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Yep, but if ever Romney pointed out a reason to vote for him, this is it.

Being an RRS I used to respect some of the ABR’s. With an unchecked executive order lovin’ “0bamacare is constitutional” free enterprise hatin’ socialist in the White House this election has become more important than 1980.

cozmo on July 27, 2012 at 7:03 PM

JohnGalt23 on July 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM

We need to start working on getting Mitt a blimp!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM

cozmo on July 27, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Preach it friend!..I’m with you!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Caiwyn on July 27, 2012 at 7:03 PM

It’s his passion IMO. The speech in Pennsylvania proved that as well. He delivered that thing wih a fire in his belly.

It’s like when Obama was talking during the “you didn’t build it” speech. You could see that was what he truly believed.

gophergirl on July 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Being an RRS I used to respect some of the ABR’s. With an unchecked executive order lovin’ “0bamacare is constitutional” free enterprise hatin’ socialist in the White House this election has become more important than 1980.

cozmo on July 27, 2012 at 7:03 PM

You still think we can be pulled back from the Abyss?

I used to think so. But with Romney as President, and the Republicans holding the House, who is going to MAKE them be fiscally responsible?

I just don’t see it happening.

portlandon on July 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Obama has nothing to run against, he has no George Bush to demonize (even though he wasn’t running against Bush in the first place).

Obama has nothing to run on, since he and his entire Party are an aggregate of dismal failure.

Liberals have set themselves up as the mainstream. But, if you notice, there is no such thing among Democrats as a ‘radical left’. There is only a ‘radical right’.

The Dems had their chance, but they blew it by having the wrong guy at their right time.

Yes, the country is in long need of change. Right now, today, the country needs change from Obama.

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 7:07 PM

We need to start working on getting Mitt a blimp!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Why bother? Everyone knows he didn’t build that blimp. Other people built that blimp for him…

And I still miss the blimp…

JohnGalt23 on July 27, 2012 at 7:08 PM

portlandon on July 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I think we can make that happen..We can hold their feet to fire..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Well I guess someone with a Harvard degree knows how to school someone else off the cuff. Do you think it is because he also has an MBA from there instead of just a law degree?

txmomof6 on July 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I am so looking forward to Romney debating Obummer – even with the ulta-liberal moderators, Mitt is gonna kick some serious butt!

pos4thst on July 27, 2012 at 7:10 PM

If you haven’t noticed yet (wink wink)

Erika winked at me

*faints*

Daemonocracy on July 27, 2012 at 7:10 PM

We need to start working on getting Mitt a blimp!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I hope you don’t mean him making Moochie his mistress…

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 7:10 PM

i remember the ‘healthcare summit’ in march 2010 i think it was, maybe feb. everyone on our side thought we’d have our butts handed to us. and when it was over, obama and esp the dem congress people looked like total idiots. the mccain and ryan mopped the floor with them [it did not good in the end, but..].
i am really looking forward to the debates now. this guy named mitt romney…he might make a go of it. it may be a total knockout. by that time obama will be on the ropes and teeting.

t8stlikchkn on July 27, 2012 at 7:11 PM

who is going to MAKE them be fiscally responsible?

portlandon on July 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM

WE will. Even a squish Romney with a bunch of big spending republicans we provide us the breathing room we need to right this ship of state.

A second 0bama term will ignore congress and send us over the cliff before anything can be done.

And one word:

0bamacaretax

With Romney it is gone.

With 0bama it is forever. With an increasing appetite.

cozmo on July 27, 2012 at 7:11 PM

More than any other socio-economic system that man has ever come up with…..

Nobody “came up” with the free market economy, except maybe in the sense that somebody like Adam Smith described and labelled it. In fact, there is no such thing as “the capitalist system” in all of human experience, either now or ever before.
Free market capitalism is what happens when nobody imposes a system of their own creation upon us. All that is required for capitalism to emerge spontaneously is human nature, private property and contract law. Voila! Capitalism happens all by itself.
And in that sense, capitalism is not only compatible with freedom, capitalism IS freedom!

Lew on July 27, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Why am I so excited for the presidential debates in October? Because that, friends, is how Mitt Romney speaks off-the-cuff, while when President Obama goes off the teleprompter, he produces frighteningly anti-free enterprise quips like “you didn’t build that.”

Precisely the difference between saying what you actually believe and trying to spin what you believe to make it marketable.

Meric1837 on July 27, 2012 at 7:14 PM

JohnGalt23 on July 27, 2012 at 7:08 PM

rofl..Hilarious!..Very good one!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 7:10 PM

LoLz!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Who are you going to vote for in November? If the answer isn’t obvious — look at your life, look at your choices.

E-Jo on a roll tonight!

TXUS on July 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Why am I so excited for the presidential debates in October? Because that, friends, is how Mitt Romney speaks off-the-cuff, while when President Obama goes off the teleprompter, he produces frighteningly anti-free enterprise quips like “you didn’t build that.”

Indeed! I’m so glad you posted this interview, Erika. Both Romney and Ann were superb. In fact, I watched it twice earlier today. Mitt’s ability to answer questions in very specific terms is impressive. He can really educate people just as he did with the segment you excerpted.

I can’t wait for the debates. As awful as they usually are Mitt should be able to demonstrate a clear difference between himself as a successful, mature, thoughtful person and someone who would never even be considered for employment at one of his firms.

Mitt wasn’t my first choice, but I’m warming up to him. We could do far worse.

Cody1991 on July 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM

And this, finally, is the ultimate difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

For all his faults, and all his deviations from conservative orthodoxy, Mitt Romney is a believer in, and an advocate of, the free market. For him it is the foundation, the central organizing principle, Ground Zero.

For Obama, the free market is an alien concept – he doesn’t know what it is, what it does, what it means, how it works. Obama doesn’t know the difference between money and wealth, or how real wealth is created. Asking Obama to explain the free market is like asking Joy Behar to read the Rosetta Stone. Aint no way.

A traditional liberal understands the free market, even if only as something to tax and use for redistribution. Bill Clinton understood that a healthy economy enabled him fund the liberal programs that he held so dear. Obama is not even close to being that sophisticated.

This is why we need so desperately to elect Mitt Romney in 2012. We can have a conversation with Mitt Romney. Obama is not even remotely speaking the same language, or thinking the same thoughts.

Mr. Arkadin on July 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Speaking of Mitt(ens)!

Romney arrives at Number 10 Downing
Jul 26, 2012, 8:01 a.m

http://www.breakingnews.com/item/ahZzfmJyZWFraW5nbmV3cy13d3ctaHJkcg0LEgRTZWVkGIKEtwkM/2012/07/26/romney-arrives-at-number-10-downing-httptcoqlv3nuff

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Welcome aboard the Romney train….next stop the White House!
Nice article & links E-Jo!

camaraderie on July 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Asking Obama to explain the free market is like asking Joy Behar to read the Rosetta Stone. Aint no way.

Or maybe “Asking Obama to explain the free market is like asking a Micronesian to explain a snowball fight! No freaking way!!”

Lew on July 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM

O/T Watching Sen. DeMint in Texas. Not sure when Sarah Palin will speak. Tea Party Express rally for Ted Cruz.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/patriot-julie

bluefox on July 27, 2012 at 7:27 PM

O/T Watching Sen. DeMint in Texas. Not sure when Sarah Palin will speak. Tea Party Express rally for Ted Cruz.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/patriot-julie

bluefox on July 27, 2012 at 7:27 PM

bluefox:Thanks for the linky,i cracked open,another tab thingy!:)

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Mitt gitts it.

Akzed on July 27, 2012 at 7:32 PM

During the debates Mitt oughta ask Obooba, “What are the three most important things to do when starting a new business?”

Akzed on July 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Why am I so excited for the presidential debates in October? Because that, friends, is how Mitt Romney speaks off-the-cuff, while when President Obama goes off the teleprompter, he produces frighteningly anti-free enterprise quips like “you didn’t build that.”

You can bet the moderators and networks will do their best to insulate Obama from any questioning, criticism, or embarrassing confrontation.

AubieJon on July 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Obama is giving Team Romney a lot of material to work with. They should use it wisely. So far, so good.

farsighted on July 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Obama and his yes-men can’t grasp what Romney might mean, because they (the O-Team) never lived in the real world. O&Co. have only theory, not real-world experience.

That is Mitt’s strong suit–he has been there. Sure, it can be argued Mitt has never been among the ‘little people’, never lived in a middle-class neighborhood. But, even though an executive, he’s a lot closer to the beat of America than a perpetually-insulated community organizer like Obama.

Let’s take Sharpton and Jackson, with all their bling and the Saks Fifth Avenue suits they wear.

Do their donors live so high on the hog, too? At Thanksgiving, those people pay for their own holidays, while Sharpton and Jackson wouldn’t have turkey without threatening to sue some top chef to come and prepare the dinner for free.

Obama has never been among us regular folk, and liberal Democrat Congress critters have insulated themselves from us all for far too long. Their abject disregard for us–their disdain for us–is unacceptable and can no longer be tolerated.

When liberals like Obama are in charge, and when the train comes in, we are told to wait for the bus; we have no place among them.

But with people like Mitt–When the train comes in, everybody rides.

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Funny thing, the guy who says you didn’t build it, the guy who claims it takes the government…. spent a month spiking the football to remind us HE got Bin-Laden… all on his very own.

zdpl0a on July 27, 2012 at 7:37 PM

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM

what a wet blanket that cruz fellow.

renalin on July 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

You still think we can be pulled back from the Abyss?

I used to think so. But with Romney as President, and the Republicans holding the House, who is going to MAKE them be fiscally responsible?

I just don’t see it happening.

portlandon on July 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM

This idea — that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power — is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

[snip]

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

Flora Duh on July 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM

And this, finally, is the ultimate difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

For all his faults, and all his deviations from conservative orthodoxy, Mitt Romney is a believer in, and an advocate of, the free market. For him it is the foundation, the central organizing principle, Ground Zero.

For Obama, the free market is an alien concept – he doesn’t know what it is, what it does, what it means, how it works. Obama doesn’t know the difference between money and wealth, or how real wealth is created. Asking Obama to explain the free market is like asking Joy Behar to read the Rosetta Stone. Aint no way.

A traditional liberal understands the free market, even if only as something to tax and use for redistribution. Bill Clinton understood that a healthy economy enabled him fund the liberal programs that he held so dear. Obama is not even close to being that sophisticated.

This is why we need so desperately to elect Mitt Romney in 2012. We can have a conversation with Mitt Romney. Obama is not even remotely speaking the same language, or thinking the same thoughts.

Mr. Arkadin on July 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Excellent. Well said. That’s it in a nutshell.

If this reality is not enough to persuade people who call themselves conservative, even if only on occasion in friendly sympathetic company, nothing will.

farsighted on July 27, 2012 at 7:41 PM

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM

what a wet blanket that cruz fellow.

renalin on July 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

renalin:

Sorry,I hear static and your garbled,repeat….over….!

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

That is Mitt’s strong suit–he has been there. Sure, it can be argued Mitt has never been among the ‘little people’, never lived in a middle-class neighborhood. But, even though an executive, he’s a lot closer to the beat of America than a perpetually-insulated community organizer like Obama.

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 7:37 PM

The opposition is all about class warfare. It’s sickening.

It’s true that Mitt had advantages. BO did, too.

I admire Mitt for using those advantages well. He could have squandered them like many wealthy rich kids. He didn’t and chose to be a very productive member of society and has made many contributions.

Cody1991 on July 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

That feed stopped. This one is working
http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/07/get-out-the-vote-rally-in-texas.html

bluefox on July 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Sarah looks so hot, its sick.

renalin on July 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Ooooooooooooooooh, SarahCuda is in black cowboy boots!!

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Palin has cowboy boots on:-)

Go Sarah & Cruz!!

bluefox on July 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM

We need to start working on getting Mitt a blimp!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM

But we don’t want Christie on the ticket.

CurtZHP on July 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

behold mittbots. a master class in stump speaking.

renalin on July 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Ooooooooooooooooh, SarahCuda is in black cowboy boots!!

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Down boy!

lol — she just mentioned Chik-Fil-A

bluefox on July 27, 2012 at 7:27 PM

(thanks fox)

Axe on July 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

For Team Obama to imply that creative destruction is tantamount to villainy, as if the laid-off workers are somehow doomed to joblessness for the rest of their lives, is beyond disappointing.

Well Erika, EVERYONE KNOWS that those buggy whip people are still hanging around, waiting for the horse and carriage to make a comeback.

Given Barry’s energy policies, it may happen.

Yes, and that’s why letting the auto industry die would have been such a brilliant move- there were so many jobs just waiting to absorb millions of jobs lost in that industry.

If this reality is not enough to persuade people who call themselves conservative, even if only on occasion in friendly sympathetic company, nothing will.

farsighted on July 27, 2012 at 7:41 PM

For such brilliant experts at capitalism, it’s amazing that you have trouble realizing that the most incredulous aspect of today’s deep balance sheet recession- following an asset bubble collapse which deflated the average middle class family’s net worth by 40%- is that GDP growth has remained in the positive. Under these conditions, a far deeper recession or depression is the norm.

The economy isn’t going to turn around because of the results of an election- that’s really pathetic naivete that masks the real and important issues around trade and fiscal policies that have the most impact on job growth.

bayam on July 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

*chick — sry, typing fast

Axe on July 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM

That feed stopped. This one is working
http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/07/get-out-the-vote-rally-in-texas.html

bluefox on July 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

blufox:Its still working for me,here are the Tweetys!:)
======================================================

Tea Party Express
@OurCountryPAC

The official Twitter account of the Tea Party Express. Join us as we elect true conservatives and take our country back!

United States · http://www.TeaPartyExpress.org

“We share the fierce patriotic proud Americana spirit!” -@SarahPalinUSA #txsen #tpx4cruz

Tea Party Express ‏@OurCountryPAC

@SarahPalinUSA joining TPX in support of @tedcruz ! #txsen #tpx4cruz #choosecruz pic.twitter.com/bcOQszrU

https://twitter.com/OurCountryPAC/status/228999901403549696

https://twitter.com/OurCountryPAC

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:51 PM

The opposition is all about class warfare. It’s sickening.

Do you mean that Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, and all the other great entrepreneurs supporting Obama are part of this class warfare movement that you find so sickening? Taxes need to go up- on everyone- and that’s the only way the budget deficit will be addressed.

bayam on July 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Cuda had Palin

faraway on July 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Tea Party Express
@OurCountryPAC

The official Twitter account of the Tea Party Express. Join us as we elect true conservatives and take our country back!
United States · http://www.TeaPartyExpress.org

Tea Party Express ‏@OurCountryPAC

“We share the fierce patriotic proud Americana spirit!” -@SarahPalinUSA #txsen #tpx4cruz

@SarahPalinUSA joining TPX in support of @tedcruz ! #txsen #tpx4cruz #choosecruz pic.twitter.com/bcOQszrU

Image:

https://twitter.com/OurCountryPAC/status/228999901403549696

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

“There’s nothing wrong with America that a good old fashioned election can’t fix.”

Axe on July 27, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Ooooooooooooooooh, SarahCuda is in black cowboy boots!!

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Axe on July 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Axe:

Haha,ahem,I have Nancy Sinatra’s tune,These Boots are Made
for stomp’n running through me mond!:)

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I admire Mitt for using those advantages well. He could have squandered them like many wealthy rich kids. He didn’t and chose to be a very productive member of society and has made many contributions.

Cody1991 on July 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I’m not in the tank for Mitt. He’s just what we on the Right are stuck with.

The difference I see is between ‘community organizers’ as opposed to people in the real world who saved genuine productive jobs. Sure, people like Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson created paying positions. But much of that was for self-aggrandizement. I think those vermin would be nowhere if their egos weren’t constantly fed. And, when their donors either run out of money or abandon them, where will they be?

They remind me of Father Divine, a 1930s charlatan from Harlem who was rich out the wazoo while poor blacks languished and gave him their last few pennies in hope of some ‘blessing’.

If Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson cared so much about the ‘plight of blacks’–if they were trues ministers and men of the cloth, THEY would be the ones living in poverty, for having given all their wealth to feed and clothe the poor they claim to represent.

Romney makes no claim to being a minister, like those I mentioned. But he has saved jobs and maybe created a few as a businessman and a corporate executive.

If personal records are a factor–and Obama can’t run on his record–then I have to go with what is available in reality.

To be sure, liberals hate that.

And I love it!

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Romney is getting stronger, clearer,ore confident, more defined… ON HIS OWN TERMS… every day.

I can’t wait for those three debates, either!

thatsafactjack on July 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Mitt stills needs to tone down the “he wants to buy the big house”

many people can barely put food on the table

want to succeed, provide a future for their children..

not buy that BIG HOUSE

audiotom on July 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Taxes need to go up- on everyone- and that’s the only way the budget deficit will be addressed.

bayam on July 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM

You and your kind first–send all your money, over and above your taxes, to the Treasury.

Go ahead, lead us all. Make that total donation, that complete commitment.

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

She hasn’t mentioned mitts name yet.

The movement lives.

renalin on July 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

It’s pretty obvious that what most of the left knows about Wall Street has come from two movies bearing that name.

BKeyser on July 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

But his wife rides a horse. Albeit Obama’s wife’s butt is as big as a horses butt. And dear Leader is a horse’s butt. 100 days…almost.
AMF…I’m off to a Chik-Fil-A…a place that I have never been but will now.

Dingbat63 on July 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM

behold mittbots. a master class in stump speaking.

renalin on July 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Do you ever get tired of being a complete and utter idiot?

95% of the people on this board have accepted that Mitt is our nominee and are going to do whatever they can to help him over the finish line. They are doing this because they know what is at stake.

They choose to fight. My kind of people:)

gophergirl on July 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM

gophergirl on July 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM

What’s that quote about fools and angels? Oh yeah, “fools rush in where angels fear to go”

chemman on July 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Ugh,thats mind,not (mond)!

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Liam on July 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Yes, we’re going to have to work with what we have. I’m hoping Cruz will win in TX. Perhaps we can take a few more Senate seats, add more conservatives to Congress and hold Mitt’s feet to the fire.

As Mr. Arkadin said earlier:

This is why we need so desperately to elect Mitt Romney in 2012. We can have a conversation with Mitt Romney. Obama is not even remotely speaking the same language, or thinking the same thoughts.

Mr. Arkadin on July 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Cody1991 on July 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Romney is getting stronger, clearer,ore confident, more defined… ON HIS OWN TERMS… every day.

I can’t wait for those three debates, either!

thatsafactjack on July 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

That is because he has seen the REAL poll numbers — the ones that neither side lets out to the public. Romney KNOWS we have his back, and that the vote has pretty much been decided at this point. Nov. 6th cannot come soon enough.

Until then, it will be a treat watching Obama debate someone who actually wants to win this time.

Mutnodjmet on July 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Ugh part deux,oops,sorry,for double posty!

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Romney is getting stronger, clearer,ore confident, more defined… ON HIS OWN TERMS… every day.

I can’t wait for those three debates, either!

thatsafactjack on July 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

literally within seconds mitt backtracked his relatively mild statements regarding the olympics. what? he couldn’t even stand up for THAT! face it mitt stand for nothing. he’s the ultimate ABO candidate. could be a dead racoon on the side of the road. thats mitt.

renalin on July 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Ericka

. Tech question if I may. The vid you embedded here is not playable on iPads. Yet the vid at RCP is playable. Are you all able to convert from flash to HTML? Most other places do.

Bmore on July 27, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Thank you Erika. Romney is a firm believer in the liberty and bounty of free enterprise. This, coupled with his industrious and frugal nature, his basic decency, his native intelligence, his business experience and his executive brilliance will make him a great President.

Basilsbest on July 27, 2012 at 8:08 PM

what a wet blanket that cruz fellow.

renalin on July 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

It’s evident you’ve never read his record.

bluefox on July 27, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Ugh,thats mind,not (mond)!

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM

:) I love boots. Just saying. But, anyway, good speech. Stumpy, pep-rally style. Played wac-a-mole with current issues. Told Texans she didn’t mind the “claustrophobic” feel of their tiny state. :) That alone was worth the ticket.

Axe on July 27, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Well Obama is a really weird man. He had a weird father or more like a weird non-father. He had a weird mother. He had weird mentors like Frank Marshall and Bill Ayers and Jeromy Wright. His math is very weird. His vivid recollection of things in his childhood that never happened is weird. He has an SSN coming from a state where he never lived which is weird. His selective service registration is weird being how it says the year 80 instead of 1980 which would make him close to 2,000 years old. His not seeming to be able to recognize words that come out of his own mouth is weird. Obama is as wired as weird gets.

VorDaj on July 27, 2012 at 8:11 PM

literally within seconds mitt backtracked his relatively mild statements regarding the olympics. what? he couldn’t even stand up for THAT! face it mitt stand for nothing. he’s the ultimate ABO candidate. could be a dead racoon on the side of the road. thats mitt. renalin on July 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Your comment is idiotic for reasons that aren’t even necessary to explain.

Basilsbest on July 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Those evil capitalists…

A local company…known for its gourmet baskets and gifts at Christmas time…has a policy that asks all of its employees to donate time and participate in local programs to “give back” to the community. And nationally

This company, Hickory Farms, was built one sale at a time by its founder, working out of the trunk of his car at local fairs back in 1951.

This is but one of the local businesses, mom and pop businesses, that were built by one or two individuals into companies that employ hundreds across America (and Canada, too.)

But, go ahead…let’s let Obama dictate which businesses are “good” and which are “bad” and let government tell them when and where they must “give back.”

That’s the liberal model for success, you know.

coldwarrior on July 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

bayam on July 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM

With an average of 1.3 trillion in deficits and 310 million residents that is an additional 4193.55 per person above what they pay now. How many families and individuals can afford that type of tax increase? Don’t come back with raise taxes on Corporations because that is just a stealth tax on individuals and families.

chemman on July 27, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Sorry for the misspell on your name Erika.

Bmore on July 27, 2012 at 8:14 PM

canopfor on July 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Thanks canopfor for the other links. DeMint’s speech was good too as was Sarah’s!! Todd was there too, but didn’t speak. Ted Cruz made several good points. I wish however, that his great record was touched on more.

bluefox on July 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

bayam on July 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM

With an average of 1.3 trillion in deficits and 310 million residents that is an additional 4193.55 per person above what they pay now. How many families and individuals can afford that type of tax increase?

chemman on July 27, 2012 at 8:14 PM

No one can afford higher taxes but higher taxes are necessary to balance the budget- and that’s assuming that politicians can pass deep and lasting spending cuts, across the board.

Then again, it was 10 years ago when people just HAD to receive deep tax cuts because no one could pay a 3% higher marginal tax rate back then.

Don’t come back with raise taxes on Corporations because that is just a stealth tax on individuals and families

Is that right, forcing Apple to pay taxes on its billions of foreign revenue would amount to a ‘stealth tax’ on your family? How so?
Even Apple executives would admit that the shell game that Apple and other corporations play thanks to the current tax code isn’t fair to anyone.

bayam on July 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

That’s the liberal model for success, you know.

coldwarrior on July 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Are you saying that conservatives are the best at building great companies? Then why are so many great, high growth companies started by liberals including almost every recent, major IPO?

Conservatives are great at boisterous, self-righteous talk but not so impressive in action.

bayam on July 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

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