Video: The Romneys interview

posted at 8:41 am on March 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Allahpundit highlighted a significant portion of Chris Wallace’s interview with Mitt Romney in last night’s QOTD, but the interview with both Mitt and Ann Romney is also worth a watch and its own post.  Some of this came out ahead of its air date yesterday, such as Ann Romney’s joking aside that she was “happy to blame the media” for the loss.  She also expresses frustration with the Romney campaign, which she and her son Tagg felt was too constrictive for the candidate.  Ann also attacked the Obama campaign for its “unfair” depiction of her husband.

Ann also scotches the rumors that the Massachusetts GOP approached her to run for John Kerry’s open Senate seat.  No one approached her, Ann says, although she also heard the speculation about the supposedly “fun” idea.  No one asked her if she thought it would be fun, and said there was no way she’d have ever agreed to run.

The Corner picks up on another part of the Mitt-only interview dealing with the primary fight.  Unlike most commentators, Romney doesn’t feel that the “long and blistering primary” made him any more conservative:

“The idea that somehow . . . the primary made me become more conservative than I was just isn’t accurate,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday. Instead, the “long and blistering primary” led to a series of attacks that he believed created an “unfavorable impression” of him.

Romney also criticized the debates, saying that sometimes there were “questions that are kind of silly, that end up hurting you in the general” election. He specifically highlighted the instance when GOP candidates were asked if they would accept a deal that had a 10:1 ratio of spending cuts to revenue increases.

Two thoughts on that topic.  First, many supporters of other candidates in the primary will argue that the “blistering” aspect of the primary had its source in Team Romney, which laid on the negative campaigning rather thickly in the months leading up to the actual primaries and caucus events.  No one will forget the heavy-handed attacks on Newt Gingrich, at least, as soon as his star began to rise after a debate in North Carolina.  That doesn’t mean that Romney’s wrong about the problem, but just seems to suggest that he didn’t contribute to it.

Romney’s right about the debates, too, but only to a certain point.  The questions in the debates were intended to tear down the candidates, but Republicans will have to expect that as long as they continue to insist on pairing with media outlets for the debates.  They can stage these debates themselves and narrowcast them on the Internet and invite C-SPAN to televise them, and then choose moderators that will focus on real issues rather than contraception and the latest TV ads.  Until the GOP makes up its mind to do that, Republican candidates will have to endure the freak-show moderation and game-show formats imposed on them by the mainstream media.


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The Paul Ryan attack was my favorite part of the election. I love the fact that Gingrich had to call up the guy who was a punk 20 something staffer when he was in Congress and apologize. How humiliating for Gingrich (hee!)

Illinidiva on March 4, 2013 at 7:46 PM

A Stoner 2, you are a low-class, filthy bigot and a disgrace to HotAir. Just as you showed what a hateful, repulsive piece of trash you are when you gleefully rejoiced upon hearing the news of Breitbart’s death and joked that he probably died of AIDS (we all have seen how much you hate gays and how you hated Breitbart for being a pro-gay conservative and not an embarrassing bigot like you), so too have you reminded us all what a sick little greasy pothead you are with your anti-Mormon spam.

The truth is that a loser like you isn’t even fit to shine Mitt’s shoes.

The pompous, OWS-supporting, serial adulterer Newt lost to a better man and a better candidate. Deal with it.

bluegill on March 4, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Breitbart ENABLED PROGRESSIVES. He was PROUD to do so. Why? Because it somehow fit into his attack the media narrative. he deserves derision.

I am not a slave, so you are right, I am not fit to shine his shoes.

As for OWS supporting, what did Romney say? And that plant, that plant kills people! Funny thing to say about a company, don’t you think? We should have an automatic rising minimum wage. Romney the regulation supporting Republican, “You couldn’t have people opening up banks in their — in their garage and making loans.” Regulations? I like regulations. Mandates? I like mandates, they work.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Lets reiterate. Newt did not attack Romney until long after Romney had been attacking him, months of it before Newt fired back. That is not what honorable men do. Romney spent fully 99.9% of his advertising attacking other candidates instead of selling himself to the people. Romney won most of his primaries by disenfranchising voters through this negative campaigning as evidenced by the low turn out numbers.

Then, when the dust settled and he won the primary, he turned around and sidelined the conservative base at the convention, shut out future grassroots efforts through backdoor negotiations at the convention.

But not happy with that, he then began of a campaign of hugging Obama and telling the American people what a nice guy Obama was, and that it was not Obama’s policies that were the problem, just his skill at implementing them.

Feel free to attack me, enjoy it all you like. It does not discredit the truth of campaign and what a disgusting campaigner Romney turned out to be. He fought tooth and nail in the primary, and then chose to call it in for the general. That is what an HONORABLE man does.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM

ddrintn on March 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I don’t dispute anything in your post. The question I asked asston was in regards to his wording that he used to rile up members of a particular faith.

Rusty Allen on March 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Did gluebill have another melt down?

SparkPlug on March 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Romney was never considered a suspect and was never charged with any crime.


Well color me surprised that you are a massive hypocrite. Seems to be pretty much the way of the MORMON LIFE?

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 6:14 PM
Does he need to be charged in order to be called out for his failure to find it and stop it? It accelerated under Bain’s ownership. The FBI says that it was Corning that found it and put a stop to it. We are talking a bout a company that defrauded the tax payer of tens of millions of dollars. $120 million in fines. Like Obama, the buck does not stop at his desk, look elsewhere! He is the epitome of an HONORABLE man. Made money on the backs of the tax payers and did not do what was needed to help make them whole. Romney says that Bain found the fraud, but did they report that fraud to the government or attempts to cover it up? The epitome of HONORABLE. He says different things at different times that are so couched it is hard to tell what he is saying. He said at one time that the company found the fraud and assured him that it was taken care of… What? Another story and they all could be true, but only by the letter of true, not the character of truth. Romney, the most HONORABLE man to ever run for President in this nation’s history!

Lets highlight that. What? You think you won on that marker? Only amongst your allies.

Show me the hate? I was just calling the spade a spade. Hypocritical about the debatable honorability of business dealings based on whether the person was favorable to them or not…

It was an attack on their form of debate. It does nothing to institute hate on a religion. In fact, it supports the idea that the religion enforces a negative view on that type of activity. It was meant to shame the person for being said religion and still use such a method of debate.

Now, I did incorrectly identify her religion, but since it was not Islam, I was still correct in the general. Catholicism also frowns upon hypocrisy. Islam on the other hand states it is OK to lie to infidels in order to benefit the caliphate.

You can call it hate, but it was not and cannot be interpreted as such by anyone looking at it with an unbiased eye.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Does he need to be charged in order to be called out for his failure to find it and stop it?

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Ok, so first he was guilty of being involved in it. But now he’s guilty of not stopping it?

I guess that “dirty Mormon” is guilty of something. You’ll just keep making it up until something sticks.

Well color me surprised that you are a massive hypocrite. Seems to be pretty much the way of the MORMON LIFE?

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

I was just calling the spade a spade.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Except when he tried to suck up to the MSM and OWS by attacking Paul Ryan… who wasn’t even in the race.

I’m surprised Gingrich didn’t try to pitch a rape-free tent on the dias at the debates.

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 7:32 PM

That wasn’t an attack on Ryan. It was a wrong-headed attack on Ryan’s policy position. Come on. The fact remains that Gingrich never attacked Romney until Team Romney HAD to go nasty on Gingrich who had moved ahead in the polls. And the ‘bots have to continue it with this Newt as rape-tent OWSer garbage. It only shows how bankrupt the Romney fans always were.

ddrintn on March 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I don’t dispute anything in your post. The question I asked asston was in regards to his wording that he used to rile up members of a particular faith.

Rusty Allen on March 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

It’s not as if the ‘bots have clean hands either. I remember lots of (sometimes oblique, sometimes not) anti-Catholic sniping when Santorum moved ahead of Romney in the polls. Seemed to be a pattern. Nuke whoever poses a threat to Mitt and then whine about being victimized afterwards.

ddrintn on March 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

The Paul Ryan attack was my favorite part of the election. I love the fact that Gingrich had to call up the guy who was a punk 20 something staffer when he was in Congress and apologize. How humiliating for Gingrich (hee!)

Illinidiva on March 4, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Even so, warts and all Gingrich still accomplished more in the conservative cause than Ryan, Romney and Rubio combined.

ddrintn on March 4, 2013 at 9:21 PM

*Checks back in.*

Aaaaand the ABR’s are still beating a dead horse. And, jeeze did Asteroni-&-Cheese just belittle a recently deceased and much beloved journalist!?

Gadzooks, talk about having zero sense of tact! 9_9;;

WolvenOne on March 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Even so, warts and all Gingrich still accomplished more in the conservative cause than Ryan, Romney and Rubio combined.

ddrintn on March 4, 2013 at 9:21 PM

SOME conservative causes, maybe. Others, like oh I don’t know… traditional families maybe? has shown absolutely no care or concern for. Gingrich has destroyed at least two traditional families that we know of.

It’s funny to see astonerii telling how he hates all Mormons and pumping up Gingrich while he conveniently forgets that Gingrich has had three times as many wives as Mitt Romney.

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Aaaaand the ABR’s are still beating a dead horse. And, jeeze did Asteroni-&-Cheese just belittle a recently deceased and much beloved journalist!?

WolvenOne on March 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM

When practicing the Bin Laden school of religious tolerance got boring for him, yes.

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

It’s funny to see astonerii telling how he hates all Mormons and pumping up Gingrich while he conveniently forgets that Gingrich has had three times as many wives as Mitt Romney.

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Show it. It does not exist.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Does he need to be charged in order to be called out for his failure to find it and stop it?

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Ok, so first he was guilty of being involved in it. But now he’s guilty of not stopping it?

I guess that “dirty Mormon” is guilty of something. You’ll just keep making it up until something sticks.

Well color me surprised that you are a massive hypocrite. Seems to be pretty much the way of the MORMON LIFE?

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

I was just calling the spade a spade.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I never said he was involved. I said that he had issues there that were worthy of discussing. I never once said Romney deliberately defrauded the government of money through his own effort to do so. He may have inadvertently LED the company to think that was what he wanted through negligence and poor communications about what Bain wanted from the company. I said that he oversaw the company that did, it was his responsibility to have run the company in a way which was honest. He was the point man for Bain in that venture. It was HIS RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that companies that he oversaw were doing business legally and morally. The way he has described what went on leads one to believe he may have been doing something illegally and at the ABSOLUTE very least something immoral and certainly not normal business practices. 1) If he knew about the overcharging, what responsibility does he have to make things right, or report it to the government? 2) He says he was not aware of any investigation, but also says that he helped clean up the issues. How exactly do you clean it up without making recompense to the tax payer? 3) Did he inform Corning that there were these issues? 4) Was he honest about not knowing there was an investigation? 5) Shouldn’t we be able to ask these questions of a presidential primary candidate? 6) REALLY?

See, perfectly reasonable questions pop up when looking at this. Having made money off the backs of tax payers, I think we have the right to confront him and see exactly what his culpability was there, or at least see where his leadership failures led to this occurrence.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Good, pointed piece in American Spectator.

If you don’t want to be President there’s a good chance you’re not going to beat a guy who wants to be President more than life itself. If you don’t want to be President then you certainly won’t be prepared to “kill” for it. Obama was prepared to “kill Romney”; Romney wasn’t prepared to “kill Obama.” That Romney now says it kills him not to be in the White House is a day late and at least $1 trillion short.

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/03/04/why-romney-couldnt-kill

rrpjr on March 4, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Aaaaand the ABR’s are still beating a dead horse. And, jeeze did Asteroni-&-Cheese just belittle a recently deceased and much beloved journalist!?

WolvenOne on March 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM

As evidenced by the OMG Paul Ryan is GODLY, OMG Rubio is the next rising star, Did you hear Ben Carson? He is totally the most conservative…
I dunno, call me jaded here, but most people do not seem to have any sense of accomplishment. They do not require their gods and idols to do anything, just say a few special words that comfort them and wallah, you are the next rising star!

Yeah, Breitbart had some good action out there. Then again, Breitbart single handily handed the Democrats a MAJOR victory with his war against any marriage defenders in the party.

Betrayal like that, that earns one infamy in my book.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 11:13 PM

As evidenced by the OMG Paul Ryan is GODLY, OMG Rubio is the next rising star, Did you hear Ben Carson? He is totally the most conservative…
I dunno, call me jaded here, but most people do not seem to have any sense of accomplishment. They do not require their gods and idols to do anything, just say a few special words that comfort them and wallah, you are the next rising star!

Yeah, Breitbart had some good action out there. Then again, Breitbart single handily handed the Democrats a MAJOR victory with his war against any marriage defenders in the party.

Betrayal like that, that earns one infamy in my book.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Oh yeah, and the plenty of people here who fell for herman cain, and ROMNEY for that matter. I am more willing to give people praise for accomplishments. Scorn for those with vacuous words meant only to deceive and defraud voters of a real choice.

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Good, pointed piece in American Spectator.
Obama was prepared to “kill Romney”; Romney wasn’t prepared to “kill Obama.” That Romney now says it kills him not to be in the White House is a day late and at least $1 trillion short.
rrpjr on March 4, 2013 at 11:08 PM

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How naive do you have to be to think the media would stand by and ever allow Romney to “Kill” president Revenge ? They accused Romney of killing a woman………..not paying taxes……..and got away with it. Just what do you think would have happen if he hit the fraud harder or ” tried to kill” Oliar? whatever that means.

Seriously, you act as if the media is nothing – when they actually control the whole damn thing
Look at the debates- you don’t understand how rigged that was ?
Look at all the social issue BS that was thrown out there to distract. This was a Media squirrel campaign orchestrated by a complicit media who cannot be beat. Romney message was drowned out – 24/7. Other than FOX- Romney was lied about 24/7. The fraud in the WH is there because they can buy all the votes they need and have a media shovel propagandist lies 24/7- A luxury Romney never had. ( And no Repub will ever have.)

No Rep – NO ONE – was going to be allowed to stop Prezzie Too Black too Fail.

It’s Pravda time comrades – with a little J Z on the radio…………

FlaMurph on March 4, 2013 at 11:32 PM

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 11:13 PM

So, the guy had an opinion you disagreed with, and is therefore worthy of scorn, despite any good works he’s done, despite the fact that he’s very recently deceased. You do know that normal, sane, not psychotic individuals typically dislike it when people speak ill of those that died recently?

This isn’t being, “jaded,” it’s called being clueless.

WolvenOne on March 5, 2013 at 12:06 AM

FlaMurph on March 4, 2013 at 11:32 PM

I tend to agree with this sentiment a lot. Sure, Republicans and Romney did step into a lot of traps, but these traps could not have been so thoroughly set without a media that wasn’t entirely biased and complacent.

Mind you, our candidates need to realize that the media won’t give them a fair shake, and find ways to deal with that. The Romney campaign arguably could have done a much better job in this regard, but its hard to say how much better Romney would have done had he stepped into fewer traps.

The good news, is that the media is likely to be somewhat less favorably to the next democrat to run for the office. Outside of Obama, the democratic party is mostly dominated by rich old white guys, after all. Sure, the media will get behind the democratic nominee whomever it is, but they probably won’t treat it with the same religious devotion.

WolvenOne on March 5, 2013 at 12:13 AM

SOME conservative causes, maybe. Others, like oh I don’t know… traditional families maybe? has shown absolutely no care or concern for. Gingrich has destroyed at least two traditional families that we know of.

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

And Reagan was married twice. Funny how those who screech loudest about “purists” are such puritans themselves. My point stands.

ddrintn on March 5, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Romney lost the election because HE IS MITT ROMNEY! Those looking for excuses are wasting their time.

Maybe we can support a REAL conservative in 2016.

DannoJyd on March 5, 2013 at 1:51 AM

That Romney now says it kills him not to be in the White House is a day late and at least $1 trillion short.

Nothing more needs to be said, except:

Americans ALWAYS get the government[s] they DESERVE!

DannoJyd on March 5, 2013 at 1:54 AM

And Reagan was married twice. Funny how those who screech loudest about “purists” are such puritans themselves. My point stands.

ddrintn on March 5, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Take it up with the self proclaimed Mormon-hater who’s ____ing on Andrew Breitbarts grave for the sin of insufficient conservatism.

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Maybe we can support a REAL conservative in 2016.

DannoJyd on March 5, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Remind me again, you were supporting the gay-marrying, baby-killing, military-backstabbing Gary Johnson, were you not?

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 1:59 AM

SOME conservative causes, maybe. Others, like oh I don’t know… traditional families maybe? has shown absolutely no care or concern for. Gingrich has destroyed at least two traditional families that we know of.

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Gingrich was preyed upon by one of his teachers, his first wife. He has issues there.

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Take it up with the self proclaimed Mormon-hater who’s ____ing on Andrew Breitbarts grave for the sin of insufficient conservatism.

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 1:58 AM

No, aiding and abetting the enemy. Being the man to let the barbarians in the gate. The man who pulled the Trojan horse through the city walls.
INFAMY for him.

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Remind me again, you were supporting the gay-marrying, baby-killing, military-backstabbing Gary Johnson, were you not?

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Take it up with the self proclaimed Mormon-hater who’s ____ing on Andrew Breitbarts grave for the sin of insufficient conservatism.

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 1:58 AM

You are quite the hate filled individual. Just look at all that projection.

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Romney lost because he was not a Conservative, nor did he have the will to win.

Romney spent more time and money destroying Gingrich in the primary, while surrendering to the REAL enemy, Barack Obama in the Presidential race.

And let me remind everyone, that the Hot Air staff was in the tank for Romney. Next time guys, back a winning Conservative, not a RINO wuss!

Sparky5253 on March 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Maybe we can support a REAL conservative in 2016.

DannoJyd on March 5, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Like who? I can’t think of any.

Buttercup on March 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM

DunnoJyd – You voted for Obama or was that a lie?

Buttercup on March 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM

It’s funny to see astonerii telling how he hates all Mormons and pumping up Gingrich while he conveniently forgets that Gingrich has had three times as many wives as Mitt Romney.

Alberta_Patriot on March 4, 2013 at 9:59 PM

While blinded with rampant RDS – StonerII also conveniently forgets how serial RINO Gingrich supports healthcare mandates, amnesty, endorsed liberal Dede Scozzafava over Conservative Doug Hoffman in NY23 as well as a litany of progressive causes after resigning in shame as SOTH. Then good old Newton Leroy after giving up all that power in order to avoid prison had no choice but to go make a forture off of FreddieMac.

Buttercup on March 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

While blinded with rampant RDS – StonerII also conveniently forgets how serial RINO Gingrich supports healthcare mandates, amnesty, endorsed liberal Dede Scozzafava over Conservative Doug Hoffman in NY23 as well as a litany of progressive causes after resigning in shame as SOTH. Then good old Newton Leroy after giving up all that power in order to avoid prison had no choice but to go make a forture off of FreddieMac.

Buttercup on March 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

No, I do not. Go back to October, November and December and look at my posts on Newt.
Romney is a die hard pro regressive governance individual that refuses to change course when pressured by conservatives in the party.
Gingrich on the other hand, when he gets off the reservation can be brought back into the fold.

The reason Gingrich supported mandates was because they were something that Democrats at the time were unwilling to implement and thus it stopped hillarycare and stopped the push for healthcare take over for over 15 years.

Newt never faced prison. After the actions of the House of Representatives was all over, the IRS came back and said there was nothing there at all. See, the investigation went on.

Newt gave up POWER because the House refused to move on and get anything accomplished, because NEWT was pushing them to relinquish power back to the people and the states, and they were not willing to allow him to do it. The last two items on the Contract with America were term limits and a balanced budget amendment.

The Republican House members refused to term limit themselves, knew that Gingrich would eventually get his way, and thus conspired with Democrats to stop it.

The Republican House members, finally getting the reigns of power were not going to give up the ability to rape future citizens through deficit spending. They wanted to be able to pay off their cronies, like the Democrats do, and thus they conspired with the Democrats to stop it.

History is not your friend.

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 12:41 PM

While blinded with rampant RDS – StonerII also conveniently forgets how serial RINO Gingrich supports healthcare mandates, amnesty, endorsed liberal Dede Scozzafava over Conservative Doug Hoffman in NY23 as well as a litany of progressive causes after resigning in shame as SOTH. Then good old Newton Leroy after giving up all that power in order to avoid prison had no choice but to go make a forture off of FreddieMac.

Buttercup on March 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Of course the antidote to that is to pimp the progressive who signed O-care’s blueprint into law. No wonder you’re such a bitter butthurt squish.

ddrintn on March 5, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Family Values according to Astonerii:

Andrew Breitbart
Wives: 1
“Progressive Enabler”

Mitt Romney
Wives: 1
“@#$%ing Mormon”

Newt Gingrich
Wives: 3 (keeps sticking his @#$% in women he isn’t married to)
“True Conservative”

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 2:50 PM

While blinded with rampant RDS – StonerII also conveniently forgets how serial RINO Gingrich supports healthcare mandates,

Buttercup on March 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Of course the antidote to that is to pimp the progressive who signed O-care’s blueprint into law. No wonder you’re such a bitter butthurt squish.

ddrintn on March 5, 2013 at 1:09 PM

So it’s perfectly ok for one candidate to support mandates but not for another.

And what is it that separates these two?

Well color me surprised that you are a massive hypocrite. Seems to be pretty much the way of the MORMON LIFE?

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Family Values according to Astonerii:

Andrew Breitbart
Wives: 1
“Progressive Enabler”

Mitt Romney
Wives: 1
“@#$%ing Mormon”

Newt Gingrich
Wives: 3 (keeps sticking his @#$% in women he isn’t married to)
“True Conservative”

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 2:50 PM

We are not discussing Family Values. It is nice that you want to bring it up, but making a false argument like this is a DISHONORABLE method. Is it me or does Romney just bring out the WORST in people who support him? You do Romney a great service by acting the way you do, because you will know them by their fruits as the saying goes. You are one of Romney’s fruits, and you are a DISHONORABLE puke, only willing to take short cheap shots.
Alberta_Patriot, being a Bigot psychologically projects this view on anyone he does not like. It is his way of coping with his inner demons I guess.
When he cannot win the argument through attempted slander and false shaming methods, he resorts to even more vile tactics of trying to change the context of the debate to more favorable to him context.

Andrew Breitbart
Actual accomplishments in life: 1
“Progressive Enabler” who gave cover to progressive Republicans to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in order to use the Military, our defense by the way, to institute social experimentation and destroy the traditional family which has allowed America to succeed remarkably.

Mitt Romney
Executive positions: 1
“@#$%ing Mormon” “Disgusting Progressive.” My Views are Progressive Romney ran to the LEFT of one Edward Kennedy in Progressive Utopia Massachusetts. Instituted the blueprint for Obamacare and argues it is a great system and should be a model for the entire nation. Attacked coal power generation plants, instituted a carbon cap and trade system which failed right out the door, but was not willing to give up his and fellow Malthusian John Holdren’s desire to destroy energy producers in the state and began work immediately on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Has not one single conservative accomplishment on his record. Ran to be the Republican nominee for president, being one the most VILE and negative campaigners in recent history on the Republican side reversed course the moment he gained the nomination and became best friends forever with Obama and ran one of the most boring and opponent enabling campaigns to have ever been ran in the history of the world.

Newt Gingrich
Wives: 3 (keeps sticking his @#$% in women he isn’t married to)
“True Conservative” Has a conservative track record of ACCOMPLISHMENT. Architect of the 1994 Republican take over of the House of Representatives and head man promoting the Contract with America which propelled the Republicans to that accomplishment. Balanced the budget for the first time in modern history, government total spending = or < Government revenues. Instituted welfare reform, the first major reduction in the power of the federal government, well, since they got rid of prohibition.

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 3:10 PM

So it’s perfectly ok for one candidate to support mandates but not for another.

And what is it that separates these two?

Well color me surprised that you are a massive hypocrite. Seems to be pretty much the way of the MORMON LIFE?

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 2:56 PM

When one does it to thwart the unconstitutional take over of the health care system and the other does it actually accomplish the unconstitutional take over of the health care system? I would argue they are diametrically opposed.

One argues, the only way you can do what you want is if you impose mandates, because otherwise the entire healthcare system will collapse. Viewing that the mandate is such a disgusting and vile concept that Americans would never vote for in congress.

The other argues, mandates are the only moral way to deliver medical care to everyone. From each according to their ability, to each according to their need. We must take their freedom in order to force them to pay for other peoples “rights”.

You should be more careful and make sure you quote things properly… HACK.

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Well color me surprised that you are a massive hypocrite. Seems to be pretty much the way of the MORMON LIFE?

astonerii on March 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Wow, what a vile little mouth you have on you. Is that how your parents raised you?
Is that an attack on the parents, or the individual?

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM

So it’s perfectly ok for one candidate to support mandates but not for another.

And what is it that separates these two?

Alberta_Patriot on March 5, 2013 at 2:56 PM

RomneyCare.

ddrintn on March 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Romney’s greatest success, his proudest accomplishment!

Top reasons Romney hated Obamacare:
It was not named RomneyCare

Top reasons Romney should have loved Obamacare:
Was based on Romneycare.
Used the same smoke and mirrors of lowering the apparent cost of the program by using medicare dollars to fund it.
Used the same mechanism to force compliance, the mandate.
Will have the same religious freedom chilling effects as Romneycare in the form of tax payer funded abortions, forced access to abortions at all hospitals, forced access to birth control by religious institutions.
Empowers Planned Parenthood similarly.
A massive entitlement that transfers wealth from one group to another group, increasing government dependence for some while degrading freedom for others.
Increases costs dramatically with no commensurate benefit. Mostly by forcing people to buy prepaid healthcare plans rather than insurance policies which cover many advance planned events rather than unforeseen costs.

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 5:48 PM

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Oops. I forgot to close it out…
Romney should have loved Obamacare, it was imitation at it’s finest. An honorable man would not be so petty as to be upset that someone else accomplished what he himself wanted to.

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Did they happen to mention the blistering lying attacks on Newt??

Bullhead on March 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Did they happen to mention the blistering lying attacks on Newt??

Bullhead on March 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM

A couple of us did. Romney? He never knew what was in the ads he said he approved of. Honorable man!

astonerii on March 6, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Newt gave up POWER because…

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 12:41 PM

He was forced to. That was the deal in order to keep his record of criminal behavior as Speaker sealed. It’s still sealed.
Have you considered writing fictional novels instead of rewriting history?

Buttercup on March 6, 2013 at 9:32 AM

He was forced to. That was the deal in order to keep his record of criminal behavior as Speaker sealed. It’s still sealed.
Have you considered writing fictional novels instead of rewriting history?

Buttercup on March 6, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Feel free to show the evidence then.

I remember when it came up in the campaign. Newt told Pelosi to put up or shut up. So, feel free to tell me what is in those records. If there was anything that damaging, they would have already been released. My guess, is that they actually have information that damages the ethics committee more than Newt.

Of course, like Jesus said. The person who has not broken a single one of the millions of laws in this nation can cast the first stone.

astonerii on March 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

He was forced to. That was the deal in order to keep his record of criminal behavior as Speaker sealed. It’s still sealed.
Have you considered writing fictional novels instead of rewriting history?

Buttercup on March 6, 2013 at 9:32 AM

He was cleared by the IRS. Where do you get your info, The Nation? Typical ‘bot, I guess. But don’t you dare suggest that anything in Romney’s financial dealings is anything less than Dudley-Do-right-esque.

ddrintn on March 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I remember when it came up in the campaign. Newt told Pelosi to put up or shut up. So, feel free to tell me what is in those records. If there was anything that damaging, they would have already been released. My guess, is that they actually have information that damages the ethics committee more than Newt.

astonerii on March 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Exactly. Gingrich demanded or could have demanded that all records be unsealed. And I don’t even like Newt all that much. All it shows is the continuing bankruptcy of the ‘Bot Ethic.

ddrintn on March 6, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Newt gave up POWER because…

astonerii on March 5, 2013 at 12:41 PM

He was forced to.

Buttercup on March 6, 2013 at 9:32 AM

By the way, so did Romney. His approval rating was in the 30s and he was about to get hammered by Deval Patrick. Wouldn’t have looked good for that presidential run that humble ol’ Mitt never really wanted except, gosh darn it, the country just needed him and he had to bite the bullet or something.

ddrintn on March 6, 2013 at 5:21 PM

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