Romney’s victories much-needed on several counts

Mitt Romney won Arizona easily and took his native Michigan by just three percentage points, but in the end he did take it. That’s good news for the Romney campaign, good news for the Republican Party and good news for the United States of America.

It helps no one to have one of our major political parties take a headlong plunge into fanaticism and willful ignorance. That’s what the nomination of either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum would represent. And while Romney’s pandering makes him a less than stalwart champion against those tendencies, under the circumstances he’ll have to do.

David Brooks described the GOP nominating process well the other day, writing:

” … we’ve had a primary campaign that isn’t really an argument about issues. It’s a series of heresy trials in which each of the candidates accuses the others of tribal impurity. Two kinds of candidates emerge from this process: first, those who are forceful but outside the mainstream; second, those who started out mainstream but look weak and unprincipled because they have spent so much time genuflecting before those who despise them.”

Romney is clearly the second type of candidate. And the sad thing is, should the former Massachusetts governor go on to win the nomination but lose the general election, his defeat will be cited by many as confirmation that the Republican Party loses when it chooses moderation. What ought to serve as a warning sign about the political perils of extremism will instead be interpreted as a validation of extremism.

Over at Redstate.com, conservatives are making that argument already, predicting a Romney loss this fall and taking solace that “at least we can be rid of him and, hopefully, his most ardent cheerleaders on November 7th.”

Yesterday, Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine announced her retirement, stripping the GOP and the country of one of the last remaining moderate voices in the party, a voice that in truth had already been all but silenced. Robert Bennett of Utah has already been purged. Another of the endangered, Republican icon Richard Lugar, is fighting for his political life in Indiana against a primary challenge. As John Danforth, a former senator and himself a symbol of a wiser, saner GOP, warned last fall:

“If Dick Lugar, having served five terms in the U.S. Senate and being the most respected person in the Senate and the leading authority on foreign policy, is seriously challenged by anybody in the Republican Party, we have gone so far overboard that we are beyond redemption.”

The forces within the party that feed on RINO meat have gotten so desperate for prey that they have turned on Orrin Hatch of Utah, a man whose conservative credentials were once considered impeccable. At this point, Hatch’s future rides on the outcome of party caucuses on March 15, and may have to survive a primary challenge after that.

It’s hard to know where all this leads, but the sense continues to grow that we’re building toward something noted in the history books as an important political turning point. I do know that when the circus comes to town on March 6, the Georgia primary, I’m picking up a Republican ballot and voting for MItt.

In your heart, you know that’s right.

– Jay Bookman

482 comments Add your comment

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
2:59 pm

Republicans Are Beyond Redemption

February 29th, 2012
2:32 pm
“Tea Party is for little girls with IMAGINARY FRIENDS.”

We call them our liberal friends when we have discussions.

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
2:59 pm

Enter your comments here

timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:00 pm

williebkind

I can tell you their agenda better than Becky can. It is

squawk…Bush’s fault…Obama is great…squawk
squawk…Republicans in Congress…Obama is great…squawk
squawk…the Republicans are Nazi’s…Obama is great…squawk
squawk…Romney sux…Obama is great…squawk
squawk…Santorum sux…Obama is great…squawk
squawk…Newt is fat…Obama is great…squawk
squawk…Faux News lies…Obama is great…squawk
squawk…you have been outed…Obama is great…squawk

I think that almost covers it.

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
3:02 pm

Becky

February 29th, 2012
2:56 pm

Becky, is it Fox News you are implying that is elite media? No they are not the elite media they are just “real” reporters. Name one “real” reporter that you know?

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
3:04 pm

Timbo:

That just about covers it!!!

timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:06 pm

Becky,

Are you referring to the #1 cable news program for 10 years running…Fox News? If they report lies, then how is it that the ‘elite’ media is losing viewers and subscribers to Fox News?

Becky

February 29th, 2012
3:10 pm

Becky

February 29th, 2012
3:13 pm

timbo-hon. you make it too easy to dispute your posts.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:21 pm

Becky,

It must really piss you off that Fox News is still #1 in cable news, and that you have to look real hard to find a liberal on the radio. Don’t be such a hater.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:21 pm

The GOP base’s idea of a “centrist” candidate today is not Olympia Snowe but someone like the Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. McDonnell has not yet been in office two years, but in that time he (1) issued a proclamation celebrating Confederate History Month that omitted any mention of slavery, and (2) endorsed a bill mandating that rape victims seeking an abortion be raped a second time by state officials wielding vaginal ultrasound wands.

sheesh

timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:23 pm

Posting a far left web site is hardly ‘disputing’ my posts.

I really do hope you are better in the kitchen then you are debating facts. If not, you are about as useful as a bull with mammary glands.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:27 pm

timbo – nice job of repeating Fox News/Republican talking points.

Who do you want to take America back from?

When will the media begin to ask Mr. Romney about how his Mormon faith influences his political beliefs?

timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:30 pm

Mister.Earl,

Oh jeez, here we go with the talking points again. Hey williebkind, another one for you to add to the list.

squawk…Republican talking points…Obama is great…squawk

Just about everything a liberal says is a talking point. There is no way a logical person can actually believe that Obama is doing a good job……oh wait…we are talking libs here…scatch that.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:31 pm

By sealing his image for phoniness, Romney’s courtship of the Republican base has diminished him. Yet by elevating Santorum — a man whose views on contraception, college and much else are at odds with the views of the vast majority of Americans — the base seems indifferent to the prospect of epic defeat.

Somewhere, President Barack Obama is talking about serious issues.

The Rush Limbaugh’s of the world who want The President to fail are very frustrated people.

Billybob

February 29th, 2012
3:34 pm

thanks for trying to pick the republican candidate again jay…..you are like the dog at the table who, once he gets one handout, never stops begging for it………keep exposing your radical views by doing these kinds of things, please……..the most intellectually dishonest drivel to date from jaylo’ so congrats!
citing david brooks(a ‘new york times conservative) who said after he saw the crease in hussein’s pants he knew he was going to be president…..enough said here lib……bury brooks view forevermore
“……Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine announced her retirement, stripping the GOP and the country of one of the last remaining moderate voices in the party’…….this coming from a lib media hack who is supporting a man who is ‘fundamentally transforming’ our country into a big gov’t nanny state and you can’t define what that means BUT you don’t want anyone to oppose the things that obama is trying to do and are already actually happening like hussein AND YOU supporting taking over 1/5th of our private economy with husseincare……..does everyone know sebelius came out and said that private insurance in this country is dead and will be no more………..that is called a gov’t takeover of an industry……..you view conservative views and the constitution as radical based on what husseincare attempts to do which you want……myself, and the majority of the country view leftist/statist/socialist ideals, which are in the white house and ARE trying to change this nation as founded, are where the extremism lies……….i think i have educated you and your ilk as to who has the EXTREME view of this country……..and you know what, in june you will here it loud and clear from the supreme court and in nov you will hear it from the electorate………..this was fun jay, thanks for letting me expose a little more of who you and your friends are……..enjoy libs

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
3:34 pm

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:27 pm

It is separation of church and state and NOT prohibition of religion. You liberals stop reading after the separation of church and state as if the comma were a period. Please read on.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:35 pm

willieb – who has prohibited religion?

Romney’s stabs at seeming a regular guy have provided the most painful moments of his campaign. How to come off as a car buff in Michigan? Mention your wife’s Cadillacs. How to be a good ol’ boy at Daytona? Say you’re friends with some of the race car owners.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:37 pm

Hey Becky,

Do I need to see you or Fred if I want to ‘out’ somebody? Looks like Mister.Earl is doing a ‘drive by’ and adding in some ‘talking points’.

Ohhhhhh…..Mister. Earl is in trouble……

timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:40 pm

Mister. Earl

Yes, and Obama is just a ‘regular guy’…just your good old community organizer ‘regular guy’. And his wife Mooochelle at Daytona last year…yeah, she fits.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:40 pm

Santorum, by contrast, seems comfortable only with ordinary guys, provided “ordinary” is defined as white, working-class, traditional, patriarchal, borderline theocratic and seething with resentment at everyone except the rich.

Santorum is the latest right-wing demagogue who rails at the real and imagined sins of liberal cultural elites (joining Joseph McCarthy, George Wallace and Spiro Agnew, to name but a few), but in his zeal to damage Romney in Michigan, he has more effectively damaged himself throughout professional America.

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
3:42 pm

” the base seems indifferent to the prospect of epic defeat.”

Mister.Earl that happened in the last election because of ObamaCare and again in 2012. Remember how your annoited one and his worshipers the libs, bribed other senators for votes, used closed doors to ram obamacare down the throats of all Americans, and spent billions to bail out companies using the pockets of the tax payer. We now own auto companies and insurance companies. Amazing aint it.

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
3:43 pm

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:40 pm
Who cares?

mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack the Liar Obama - BEND OVER, Here comes the CHANGE!

February 29th, 2012
3:50 pm

“just three percentage points”…hmmm that’s about 30,000 votes and BTW Mitt has almost 1,000,000 votes more cast for him in the primaries than any other candidate. Go ahead keep hoping Mitt WON’T be the nominee.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:52 pm

Hey Mister Earl, you need to cool it on those talking points. Fred and Becky have real ‘issues’ with people who come on here and repeat what they have heard. Luckily for you, I think Fred is at the local bath house right now getting a rub down, and Becky is cooking dinner.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:58 pm

timbo – Santorum’s message may get Rush Limbaugh listeners to the polls, but it is a disaster in upscale Republican and independent suburbs. Just as Romney can’t relate to blue-collar Americans, Santorum can’t, or won’t, relate to professionals. And the Republicans’ class war rolls on.

yourmine

February 29th, 2012
4:02 pm

If Orrin Hatch survives the caucuses in Utah in March he’ll be able to use his war chest to disillusion the people. Orrin Hatch wears a Conservative cloak. Look at his record. http://www.hatchrecord.com
17 votes to raise the debt = 7.6 trillion isn’t Conservative. Nor is SCHIP, Medicare part D, he wrote the Patriot Act, supports the NDAA- is this Constitutional? Hatch is a D.C. Progressive

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
4:07 pm

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:58 pm
How do you know? Are you sure? Have you talked to the conservative groups?

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
4:11 pm

A moderate is a republican in name only who will vote with the liberals to move things along but never can get the libs to vote on republican issues. So in other words a moderate is someone who will give up their values and beliefs to pacify a liberal. Is that Hatch?

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
4:11 pm

timbo – put aside the childish personal insults and please read carefully.

‎”a campaign is not the time to try to convince voters of anything they don’t already believe. A campaign is about showing how your values align with theirs.” – Bob Kerry

Neither Santorum or Romney have demonstrated values that align with a majority of American voters. Sadly, their demographic in decline is aging and more rigid in thinking than younger, educated American voters.

You can throw tantrums over nothingness all you want. Context is the key. While you are attempting to talk over the issues that matter to people with hackneyed silliness – the Republicans biological clock is ticking louder than Mona Lisa in My Cousin Vinny.

You do the math.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
4:12 pm

Most of my Republican friends really don’t care about the nomination, we just want to vote Obama out of office. Whether it is Santorum, Romney, or Gingrich, we just want the candidate that can beat Obama. I don’t like any of them, but right now it looks as if Romney has the best chance of winning in November. Therefore, I will vote for Romney next Tuesday, as will a lot of my Republican friends.

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
4:13 pm

timbo

February 29th, 2012
4:12 pm
So will I!

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
4:16 pm

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
4:11 pm
Churchhill once said,”If you are young and not a liberal you have no heart, but if you are old and not conservative you have no sense.”

Old being defined as 35 and up!

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
4:17 pm

Pop Quiz

timbo – what are he three most critical issues to you and your anti-President Obama Republican friends?

Inquiring minds want to know.

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
4:17 pm

Obama got voted in because it made history. Obama gets voted out because his ideology is to change history.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
4:19 pm

williebkind – Winston Churchill was a great man for another era.

The year is 2012 and I don’t think Winston ever learned how to use an iPad. The world is measured in nanoseconds, not by telegraph clicks.

Nice try.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
4:20 pm

williebkind – for you, what are the three most critical issues of this years presidential campaign?

Take your time.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
4:21 pm

And Mister Earl, those are not childish personal insults. Fred and Becky really hate when you just repeat what you have heard or read from someone else, in fact, their heads explode. Just trying to help you out a little.

You have been warned.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
4:22 pm

timbo – enough with the sidesteps.

can you please answer the question that I posed respectfully on the campaign issues that matter to you most?

Avoidance of dialogue speaks volumes about your maturity

Rickster

February 29th, 2012
4:27 pm

It helps no one to have one of our major political parties take a headlong plunge into fanaticism and willful ignorance.

And it would make matters worse if the Republicans did the same thing.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
4:31 pm

Rickster – cute, but no cigar.

fanaticism? Care to cite examples that back your point?

SFX; crickets

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
4:34 pm

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
4:19 pm
Truth has no age no era and no ending however liberals do not believe in absolute truths because it may interfer with what makes them feel good.

John Birch

February 29th, 2012
4:35 pm

The reason there are so many negative campaign adds these days is because they work! More posple vote against soemthing/someone thne fo someon. So middle and lower class white voters don’t have to identify with Romney to vote for him, they just have to dislike Obama’s record (economy, Middle East, Obamacare, etc.) enough to vote against him. If the economy shows more signs of improvement he will win and if it pulls back just a little more he will lose regardless of what Romney does.

williebkind

February 29th, 2012
4:36 pm

“critical issues of this years presidential campaign?”

1. Obama
2. Obama
3. Obama

timbo

February 29th, 2012
4:43 pm

Mister.Earl

I’ll play your game.

#1 – Get a clue on how to get America back to work. Stop being a hindrance to small businesses by lifting some of the regulations that have slowed their growth.

#2 – Stop relying so heavily on the middle east for oil and open up our resources. Yes, that means ‘Drill here, drill now’.

#3 – Pass a budget!!!

#4 – Repeal ObamaCare. We don’t need it, and we sure can’t afford it.

#5 – Stop blaming the achievers in society for what is wrong with our country. We do not want to ‘re-distribute’ the wealth. Our problem is we have way too many moochers in society always looking for hand outs, and it is not being addressed. Class warfare is not going to win.

#6 – Deficit control and reduction. We do not have an income problem, it is a spending problem. See #3.

#7 – Stop with the apologies to other countries.

#8 – Stop propping up failing businesses with tax payer dollars. Let capitalism work the way it should. See Solyndra.

There are a few. I have more if you want them, but I could be here all night.

Martin Williams

February 29th, 2012
4:43 pm

I repeat, the GOP needs to start looking for the 2016 candidate as Jeb Bush and Chris Christie got too much baggage. The 2012 general election is over.

Rickster

February 29th, 2012
4:47 pm

Mister.Earl: People swooning/fainting at Obama rallies.
People falling for slogans like “Yes we can!” without asking, “Yes we can… what?”
Electing someone who if they were applying for a job at the CIA couldn’t pass the background check.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
4:48 pm

John Birch nailed it with his post at 4:35. You are ABSOLUTELY right. Most Republican supporters I know are not really paying attention to the primaries, but the dems sure are. If this economy stays as it is or gets worse, my dog could win the election.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
4:55 pm

Mister.Earl

Avoidance of dialogue speaks volumes about your maturity as well.

yuzeyurbrane

February 29th, 2012
5:04 pm

Jay, you are being a stateman, but I respectfully disagree with you. To truly purge our political body of this Tea Party cancer, the Republicans need to nominate Santorum and have him thrashed as soundly as Richard Nixon thrashed George McGovern. That is the only thing that will save the soul of the party of Lincoln by having them learn that bad behavior leads them to the political wilderness. It may take awhile, the Israelites had to wander 40 years in the desert until they had purged themselves of the generation that worshiped the Golden Calf, but they and the country would then emerge far better.

Billybob

February 29th, 2012
5:13 pm

yuzeyurbrane,
what bad behavior? Is is wanting to cut, cap. and balance the debt and to stop gov’t spending to keep it from going bankrupt and to get gov’t out of the way so the private sector can grow our way out of the mess tha big gov’t has gotten us into in the first place? what do you define as bad behavior……this should be a hoot

timbo

February 29th, 2012
5:16 pm

If the Tea Party is a ‘cancer’, what is OWS? I can’t think of one single riot, rape, arrest, or act of vandalism at a Tea Party event.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
5:22 pm

I guess Mister Earl’s head exploded. Another liberal bites the dust. So sad. I was so looking forward to his reply.

Billybob

February 29th, 2012
5:27 pm

timbo,
to radical leftists democrats, who have taken over the dem party, the cancer and bad behavior is that they want to stop spending……..that’s it….and that’ a loser for the dems in nov and trust me when i say that conservatives and tea party fiscal policies will be in the majority in nov as well……….jaylo’ knows this as well, obama has NO economic record to win on in nov…..
jay,
do you know what hussein means by fundamental transformation yet…….i do and until you denounce it you are supporting it and you will have to be the one to live with it…….good luck with that and the day you will be forced to make that choice out in the open…………

yuzeyurbrane

February 29th, 2012
5:37 pm

timbo and billybob, you 2 should be thrilled that I say that Republicans should choose Santorum and let’s have a clear ideological choice in November. If you are right, I will have my “left-wing” ass handed to me, but if I am right are you 2 willing to admit that your vision for the country is totally out of step with the kind of country that most Americans want and that the Republican Party will have to accommodate that reality if it wants to be a majority party;? You guys are so out of touch with the big changes in culture and demographics that are occurring at this very moment.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
5:40 pm

timbo – your reading comprehension needs work.

The request was specifically made that you list your top 3 issues. You listed 8 and offered more.

Do you listen?

Three top issues, then we can dance.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
5:50 pm

Mister.Earl,

Pick your 3, any 3 will suffice. And as I said, I could go on, and on, and on, and on…………

Billybob

February 29th, 2012
5:51 pm

i don’t know who i am voting for yet, but i will not let a supporter of the radical leftist democrat party pick my candidate……….the self ascribed ‘intellectual superiority’ of the left will take a beating this fall…..i am excited about it, but for you to understand what is coming you would actually have to know your own name….this is fun

timbo

February 29th, 2012
5:55 pm

Mister.Earl

You must be struggling trying to find the liberal talking points to respond to my post.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
6:12 pm

Mister.Earl

A lack of response shows your ignorance. Thanks for playing. Jay, what do we have for our departing guests?

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
6:13 pm

Republican Policy Answers To Date

(timbo – please amend with actual policy statements from Republican candidates if you please)

#1 – Get a clue on how to get America back to work. Stop being a hindrance to small businesses by lifting some of the regulations that have slowed their growth.

President Obama signed Small Business Jobs Act in 2010

- that Doubled of the Maximum Loan Size for The Largest SBA Programs:The bill also increases the maximum loan size for SBA loan programs, which in the coming weeks will allow more small businesses to access more credit to allow them to expand and create new jobs.

The bill permanently raised the maximum size for SBA’s two largest loan programs, increasing the maximum 7(a) and 504 loans from $2 million to $5 million, and the maximum 504 manufacturing related loan from $4 million to $5.5 million.

In addition, it will temporarily increase the maximum loan size for SBA Express loans from $350,000 to $1 million, providing greater access to working capital loans that small businesses use to purchase new inventory and take on their next order – allowing them to create new jobs.

A New $30 Billion Small Business Lending Fund:The bill would establish a new $30 billion Small Business Lending Fund which – by providing capital to small banks with incentives to increase small business lending – could support several multiples of that amount in new credit.

An Initiative to Strengthen Innovative State Small Business Programs – Supporting Over $15 Billion in Lending:The bill will support at least $15 billion in small business lending through a new State Small Business Credit Initiative, strengthening state small business programs that leverage private-sector lenders to extend additional credit – many of which have been forced to cut back due to budget cuts.

Republicans Are Beyond Redemption

February 29th, 2012
6:13 pm

@Becky

February 29th, 2012
3:10 pm
http://foxnewslies.net/
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Republicans are not only NOTORIOUS LIARS they are also intellectually stupid.

Anyone can GOOGLE anything.

Republicans Are Beyond Redemption

February 29th, 2012
6:15 pm

@timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:21 pm
Becky,

It must really piss you off that Fox News is still #1 in cable news, and that you have to look real hard to find a liberal on the radio. Don’t be such a hater.
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DON’T hate the HATER hate the GAME.

Republicans Are Beyond Redemption

February 29th, 2012
6:17 pm

@timbo

February 29th, 2012
3:23 pm
Posting a far left web site is hardly ‘disputing’ my posts.

I really do hope you are better in the kitchen then you are debating facts. If not, you are about as useful as a bull with mammary glands.
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DON’T hate the messenger HATE the facts.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
6:18 pm

#2 – “Drill Baby Drill” – where were all the Drill Baby Drillers during the BP disaster?

Hate to beak it to you – Alternative energy initiatives are the answer. Not fossil fuels.

Did you read where Republican Allan West was complaining about filling up his Hummer H3?

Rep. West may need to brace his pocketbook; that H3 will need $90 to fill when prices hit $4 a gallon, as most experts suspect they will soon. Or he could switch into something a little more economical; there’s nothing quite as obnoxious as the Hummer on sale, but switching to, say, the 2-liter turbo Ford Explorer would save him at least $1,400 a year in gas — and maybe some aggravation.

THE TRUTH

February 29th, 2012
6:20 pm

What will Jay write about come Nov. when his idol looses ? Perhaps Jay will go on hiatus and sob when Obozo is ousted.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
6:27 pm

The President of The United States on Drill Baby Drill

“I mean, the American people aren’t stupid. They know that’s not a plan – especially since we’re already drilling. That’s a bumper sticker. It’s not a strategy to solve our energy challenge. That’s a strategy to get politicians through an election. You know there are no quick fixes to this problem.

You know we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices. If we’re going to take control of our energy future, and can start avoiding these annual gas price spikes that happen every year when the economy starts getting better, world demand starts increasing, turmoil in the Middle East or some other parts of the world, if we’re going to stop being at the mercy of these world events, then we need a sustained, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy – oil, gas, wind, solar, and nuclear, and biofuels, and more.

We need to keep developing the technology that allows us to use less oil in our cars and trucks, less energy for our buildings and our plants and our factories. That’s the strategy we’re pursuing, and that’s the only real solution to this challenge.”

What are Republican candidates saying on the US energy future?

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
6:28 pm

The Truth – do you have anything of interest on actual US policy, instead of juvenile remarks on the author?

sheesh, grow up

Republicans Are Beyond Redemption

February 29th, 2012
6:29 pm

@Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
3:27 pm
timbo – nice job of repeating Fox News/Republican talking points.

Who do you want to take America back from?

When will the media begin to ask Mr. Romney about how his Mormon faith influences his political beliefs?
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They want to take the country back?

We want to take the country forward.

When will the media begin to ask Mr. Romney about how he and his Mormon faith baptizes DEAD JEWS?

Mormons baptize deceased Jews and members of other religions as part of a rite intended to give them access to salvation.

But the practice has stirred outrage among some Jewish leaders.

Republicans Are Beyond Redemption

February 29th, 2012
6:34 pm

@williebkind

February 29th, 2012
4:17 pm
Obama got voted in because it made history. Obama gets voted out because his ideology is to change history.
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If LIBERALS hated America we’d vote Republican.

By the way, I thought you died at the Atlanta Zoo Willie B.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
6:35 pm

This is way too easy. To answer your counter-points, let me offer my own.

Point #1 – Unemployment STILL 10%, but most agree it is closer to 15% when you count the under-employed and the folks who have stopped looking. I would venture a guess that it is higher than that.

Point #2 – Gas is $3.70 a gallon. And where do libs get off telling people what they SHOULD drive? Do you have an alternative RIGHT NOW to oil? Sure, I am all about alternative energy resources, but there is not an alternative on the market right now that people will invest in. Of course, there was Solyndra.

Republicans Are Beyond Redemption

February 29th, 2012
6:37 pm

@timbo

February 29th, 2012
4:43 pm

I’d vote for a Republican but I am ALLERGIC TO NUTS.

yuzeyurbrane

February 29th, 2012
6:39 pm

timbo and billybob’s non-response to my challenge exposes that they prefer to have Romney be the candidate whether or not he loses to Obama so they can continue their rant against moderation. My gosh, if Obama were to run against Santorum and demolish him then they would have to admit their ideas have little following; if Santorum were to win and the country descended into Banana Republic status, what rationalization defending their 15th century political thought would they come up with?

Republicans Are Beyond Redemption

February 29th, 2012
6:40 pm

@Rickster

February 29th, 2012
4:47 pm
Mister.Earl: People swooning/fainting at Obama rallies.
People falling for slogans like “Yes we can!” without asking, “Yes we can… what?”
Electing someone who if they were applying for a job at the CIA couldn’t pass the background check.
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Democrats are SEXY (Obama).

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Republicans Are Beyond Redemption

February 29th, 2012
6:42 pm

@timbo

February 29th, 2012
5:16 pm
If the Tea Party is a ‘cancer’, what is OWS? I can’t think of one single riot, rape, arrest, or act of vandalism at a Tea Party event.
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I guess not.

Those uneducated rednecks were carrying guns.

Tea is the new KOOL AID.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
6:44 pm

@yuzeyurbrane

I can’t speak for ‘billybob’ but I will vote for the GOP candidate who has the best chance of beating Obama in November on Tuesday. If that is Romney, than he has my vote. If Santorum wins the nomination, then I will vote for Santorum in November. If Scooby Doo wins the nomination, I will vote for Scooby Doo in November.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
7:02 pm

Interesting;

President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices.

Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy.

The Heritage Foundation points out that hammering the American consumer with high gas prices to make electric and hybrid cars more appealing is consistent with Obama administration policy and Chu’s philosophy. That explains the refusal to allow the building of the Keystone XL pipeline and to allow drilling in wide areas of the U.S. and offshore areas.

Here, you can read the rest if you want to;
http://news.yahoo.com/energy-secretary-chu-admits-administration-ok-high-gas-193900713.html

Billybob

February 29th, 2012
7:22 pm

timbo,
mentioned this earlier blogging as well, the truth about obama and his radical nature will get out in the general election and he will not win re-elction based on who he is, not who the leftist media portrays him as………nothing jay or anyone here can do to stop it

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
7:39 pm

Jesse Watters on FOX News asked George Clooney: “Is Obama doing a good job?” and George responded: “Yes, he is. He’s the president of the United States. He’s not Obama. He’s the President of the United States.

Nice response from George Clooney.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
7:42 pm

Spoken like the true pompous ass that George Clooney is.

timbo

February 29th, 2012
7:47 pm

“The problem is we elected a manager, and we need a leader,” Clooney tells the magazine. “Let’s face it: Bush is just dim.” – George Clooney

Effing hypocrite, just like most Hollywood folks are. Don’t see him refer to him as ‘President Bush’.

Mister.Earl

February 29th, 2012
8:32 pm

I watched Romney’s speech, linked to in the editorial above, and I am stunned. Now I understand exactly what the skill is that is required to be the Repugnican candidate for president of the USA.

You have to be able to look the people you are going to rip off straight in the eye, just like George W. Bush used to do, and tell them exactly what you are going to do. Only you have to make it sound like letting corporations repatriate their offshore profits tax free, and repealing health care reform, and repealing the tax on inheritances more than $5 million, and cutting taxes on the rich, and not increasing taxes on capital gains are JUST WHAT THE MIDDLE CLASS NEEDS!

I can see being that cynical in writing. That would be like dropping an A-bomb from 30,000 feet. But standing in a high school gymnasium, surrounded by a loving throng of supporters who believe you, and lying straight into their faces is more like killing a defenseless civilian with a knife — from the front.

You have to be able to stand there and tell those lies and not reflect for one second on how cruelly you are conning your victims.

Wow. That is an Olympic gold-medal performance.

Degrees of cruelty and cynicism: 10.

Billybob

February 29th, 2012
8:56 pm

mister.earl,
what does obama mean when he says he wants to fundamentally change the USA?