Mitt Romney doesn't intend to overturn Obama's policies on homosexuals in the military.
He doesn't intend to end Obamacare, and his Republican friends in Congress just fully funded it via the continuing resolution.
He doesn't intend to overturn Obama's illegal usurpation/amnesty for illegal aliens.
He fiercely supports the unconstitutional entitlement programs that are the centerpieces of the New Deal and the Great Society.
He supports the judicial supremacist abortion on demand status quo.
Like Obama, he panders to the Islamists, apparently hoping the crocodile will eat him last.
Bottom line? He's an echo, not a legitimate choice for conservatives.
-- Tom Hoefling, October 3, 2012
Romney Says Obama Is Trying to Fool Voters With Inaccurate Attacks
Romney said Obama accuses him of being in favor of lowering taxes on wealthy people.
“No I’m not,” Romney said. “I’m not going to reduce the taxes on the wealthy at all..."
"I didn't refer to Islam at all, or to any other religion for that matter. I spoke about three major threats America faces on a long term basis. Jihadism is one of them, and that is not Islam. If you want my views on Islam, it's quite straightforward. Islam is one of the world's great religions and the great majority of people in Islam want peace for themselves and peace with their maker. They want to raise families and have a bright future.
There is, however, a movement in the world known as jihadism. They call themselves jihadists and I use the same term. And this jihadist movement is intent on causing the collapse of moderate Muslim states and the assassination of moderate Muslim leaders. It is also intent on causing collapse of other nations in the world. It's by no means a branch of Islam. It is instead an entirely different entity. In no way do I suggest it is a part of Islam."
June 3, 2009
RealClearPolitics - Watch the video here
"Obama's fighting for his life, his party is fighting for their life, and they're winning. This is, I've said all along, this is Romney's election to lose and by God he's losing," Caddell said.
...The latest possible trial balloon came this past Monday in an interview with Larry Kudlow. In that discussion, Romney relates the situation in Aurora, Colorado to his time in Massachusetts when he was able to ban weapons such as the AR15, one of America's favorite sporting rifles.
Romney...the law that we signed in Massachusetts was a combination of efforts both on the part of those that were for additional gun rights and those that opposed gun rights,...Where there are opportunities for people of reasonable minds to come together and find common ground, that’s the kind of legislation I like.(http://www.nbcuniversal.presscentre.com/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=11599&NewsAreaId=2)
Romney has given us other trial balloons in recent months.
First, he consistently affirms RomneyCare, the massive government intrusion into healthcare that was the blueprint for Obama's massive government intrusion into healthcare. Sadly, Romney's health care plan included many items absolutely unacceptable to social conservatives. His continuing support for his program has many conservatives legitimately wondering if he intends merely to "fix" ObamaCare. Perhaps he thinks it would be better if just a little more in his own image.
Next, and only this past April, was Mitt Romney's support for gay couples. Compounding that problem was his assertion that gay couples should be allowed to adopt children. There are compounding problems with that, too. Mitt Romney has long had a special relationship with the gay-agenda wing of both parties. He has in the past given those advocates special assurances that he is the man they want in office. Just this past week, when Obama permitted military uniforms to be worn in a gay pride parade, there was no protest from Mitt Romney that this author can find. (Since pro-life chaplains can't march in pro-life parades in uniform, one wonders at the double standard.) To cap this off, during the debates, Romney indicated he was just fine with permitting open homosexuality in our military.
Now we have the governor who instituted strict gun control on "offensive weapons" reaffirming that decision. But that is not the critical part of the message.
Mitt Romney actually said on Monday -- this past Monday -- that when he can get legislators to agree on gun control, then "that's the kind of legislation I like."!
I can't help but dissect "that's the kind of legislation I like." What does that mean? Does it mean he's all in favor of signing gun control legislation if he can get legislators to originate it? That way, of course, he wouldn't be the only one taking the heat.
Does that mean that he doesn't really have a core value opposing gun control, that he'll sign on if he's not the only one with his neck on the line?
Trial Balloon or undisciplined comment?
You be the judge. But, you also better be careful, and make sure Romney never has a large enough group of RINOs to team with democrats to bring him gun control legislation.
After all, "That's the kind of legislation I like."
A reminder about who it is we're dealing with:
Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban
"Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1..."These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."
Provided courtesy of SayNOtoSocialism.com
One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president.
Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants.
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New York Magazine
The real news in Mitt Romney’s interview with Mark Halperin, as Charles Pierce points out, is that Romney openly repudiated the central argument his party has been making against [Alleged] President Obama for the last three years: that he spent too much money and therefore deepened the economic crisis. Indeed Romney himself had been making this very case as recently as a week ago (“he bailed out the public sector, gave billions of dollars to the companies of his friends, and added almost as much debt as all the prior presidents combined. The consequence is that we are enduring the most tepid recovery in modern history.”) But in his Halperin interview, Romney frankly admits that reducing the budget deficit in the midst of an economic crisis would be a horrible idea:
Halperin: You have a plan, as you said, over a number of years, to reduce spending dramatically. Why not in the first year, if you’re elected — why not in 2013, go all the way and propose the kind of budget with spending restraints, that you’d like to see after four years in office? Why not do it more quickly?
Romney: Well because, if you take a trillion dollars for instance, out of the first year of the federal budget, that would shrink GDP over 5%. That is by definition throwing us into recession or depression. So I’m not going to do that, of course.
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One of the primary planks of the Republican Platform is the party's commitment to recognizing the Fourteenth Amendment protection of unborn children. In this video clip, Mitt Romney states his opposition to that commitment. Mitt Romney is not a prolife candidate. Vote for life in 2012. Vote for Tom Hoefling. tomhoefling.com
The Washington Post
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he believes gay couples should be allowed to adopt children...
Romney describes moral conservatives as "forces of intolerance," equates "sexual orientation" w/ race
The Hill: Gay adviser's resignation presents hurdle for Romney's shift to center
The Romney campaign did not respond to questions about the Grenell affair Thursday, but spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom told CNN on Wednesday evening that the conservative criticism of Grenell's sexual orientation were "disappointing."
"Wherever there are voices of intolerance within the party, or the Democratic Party for that matter — it doesn’t matter where it’s coming from — it’s disappointing," Fehrnstrom said. "And the governor has taken the opportunity in the past to denounce those voices of intolerance.
"We do not take into consideration non-factors like race or ethnicity or sexual orientation," he added. "We look for the best possible people to do the job."
Romney says he wanted gay spokesman to stay on job
Steve Deace: How to Lose Worse Than John McCain
In the following story, the scorpion is the Romney Republican establishment. The fox represents Republican conservatives. The moral? Never make a truce with a scorpion.
The Scorpion and the Fox
One day the fox came a river, and prepared to swim across.
A scorpion was standing there and asked the fox to give him a ride to the other side.
The fox refused, saying, "If if I let you on my back you will sting me and I will die."
The scorpion swore he wouldn't do that, because if he did, he too would drown.
Although skeptical, the fox agreed, let the scorpion climb on his back, and began to swim.
In the middle of the stream, suddenly he felt a painful sting on his back!
He cried out to the scorpion, "Why, oh why, did you do that?! Now we are both going to die!"
And the scorpion, as they sank beneath the waves, replied, "It is my nature."