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Insulting our intelligence appears to be Romney’s campaign strategy

Insulting our intelligence appears to be Romney’s campaign strategy

As was documented by Jeffrey Lord at The American Spectator, the floor speech Newt gave about Reagan’s “failing” Soviet policy in 1986 was filled with praise for Reagan and the criticisms of the policy raised in the speech were common among conservatives.  The suggestion that Newt was against Reagan or insulting Reagan is a lie.

Yet Romney’s SuperPAC has released another misleading ad taking a few words out of context and trying to make it appear that Newt was anti-Reagan.

Coming from a SuperPAC supporting a candidate who really was anti-Reagan, it’s mighty rich and insulting to the Republican electorate.

Insulting our intelligence seems to be the Romney campaign’s only game plan:

“And Senator Santorum and Speaker Gingrich, they are the very Republicans who acted like Democrats. And when Republicans act like Democrats, they lose.”

As we know, Romney never would act like a Democrat.

Update:  Here’s the banner rolled out by Team Romney to go after Santorum:

Remember, Rick does angry much better than Newt. You have been warned.

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One more thing Romney has in common with Obama. Say anything, trusting that most people won’t know or bother to find out that it’s a bald face lie.

“As we know, Romney never would act like a Democrat.”

Ah, but IS he “acting”…???

Any idea what “political-intelligence practitioners” are ?

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Neo. | February 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Morons whose job it is to stick their index finger in the mouth, pull it out, and then stick that finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing so that their employer can pivot to take advantage of the prevailing winds.

I am really beginning to despise this man.

What kind of man would be this dishonest in order to be President?
A soulless one.
Romney and his campaign are disgusting.

Professor, your post is a rehash that insults MY intelligence.

    MerryCarol in reply to MerryCarol. | February 9, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I apologize. That was a little harsh.

    I’m very aware that these type of incendiary posts fire up your hate-on-Romney base, however if you are truly FOR Newt then why not spend more of your time working on pro-Newt posts?

    Suggestion: Are you aware of what Newt has been doing and saying in Ohio the past few days? I will send you links, if interested.

    Say_What in reply to MerryCarol. | February 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Romney insults MY intelligence!

    Juba Doobai! in reply to MerryCarol. | February 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Flawed premise there.

    wodiej in reply to MerryCarol. | February 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    only someone lacking intelligence would be insulted by it. Romney clearly is a bald faced liar. Clear now?

1. This is what happens when a lack of (political) aptitude joins a lack of experience.

Romney was born into an upper caste and his professional experience was highly analytical. His only political office was governor, so he was never involved in ongoing give-and-take with a spectrum of ordinary voters.

In contrast, JFK, despite his advantages, started out by running for Congress in the bars of South Boston. The aristocratic FDR had political gifts which Romney lacks.

2. Romney seems to be approaching the race like a takeover of a company that’s up for sale: you win by discrediting rival bidders.

I don’t know if any of these guys will ultimately be the nominee, but Mitt Romney CERTAINLY WILL NOT

Yes. Romney must truly believe, from the perspective of some superiority complex that conservative voters indeed are very stupid. (He apparently already has proved to himself that some people can be bought.)

Suppose Gingrich DID criticize a policy of the Reagan administration. Does that mean that the preferable alternative is a sociopathic liar with no relevant achievements who thinks he has a birthright to be the president?

This is exactly the type of mendacity that prevents me from EVER voting for Mitt Romney, nor lending any support to anyone involved.

I oppose the Democrats for this very type of behavior, why would I reward anyone else for doing the same?

If the ruling class wants a game of chicken, well, I have little to lose and the sooner they crash and burn the sooner I can get to the task of rebuilding something of value.

Let them throw their lot in with the Obamaites.

Windy City Commentary | February 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Romney’s little oppo research institute (aka, National Review) sure has been helpful to him.

Is Romney a Dem-churian candidate? His well-funded numerous attacks on fellow Republicans are only helping Obama.

WND reports at http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/20-of-republicans-leaning-to-obama/ :

“Making the situation more bleak for opponents of Obama, independent voters are apparently quite put off with the Republican nomination fight. While polls last fall showed them leaning Republican by roughly a two-to-one margin, they are now either split evenly or favoring Obama.”

and:

“Said [pollster Fritz] Wenzel. “While the Obama-Clinton nomination battle lasted well into the spring four years ago, it never got as nasty as this year’s fight between Romney and Gingrich, which now appears to be very personal in nature. Obama was able to recover nicely by the time the general election campaign rolled around. If either Romney or Gingrich wins the nomination – and that is a long way from being determined – it is doubtful either will recover to full strength by the fall campaign. This poll indicates that it is more the negativity of the Republican nomination fight and less the small improvement in the economy that has changed the national political landscape.””

This is from a recent poll (Feb. 1-3).

Not only is Romney’s campaign insulting our intelligence, it’s just “p**sing us off,” says Mark Levin.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/mark-levin-unloads-on-romney/

“[Mark] Levin told Romney on Facebook, “Run on your record. Explain your conservative credentials. Tell us how you’ll save this country. If you have a core it is time to reveal it. But stop your poisonous attack dogs and ads. You’re just p**sing us off!””

It is bad enough that Romney is a whore. What is even worse is that he’s a brainless whore, as such, he gives a bad name to all the misguided whores with a heart of gold.

Apparently Romney is using his ruthless ability to take over and clean out corporations by trying to buy the Presidency. Why are all of his ads about denigrating Gingrich instead of touting his own credentials? Simple-he is far less qualified than Gingrich is.

vbmoneyspender | February 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Has anyone asked Romney if he ever voted for Reagan?

SmokeVanThorn | February 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Still waiting for Romney supporters to identify his conservative achievements.

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It might help Newt’s team to spell words correctly in his online anti-Romney ads.

http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/simgad/9550247507415068329

So Romney is using the same type of attack the Democrats in PA used against Santorum. That kind of thing can work in a state race but not in a national race. If this is all he’s got on Rick it goes nowhere.

“[Mark] Levin told Romney on Facebook, “Run on your record. Explain your conservative credentials. Tell us how you’ll save this country. If you have a core it is time to reveal it. But stop your poisonous attack dogs and ads. You’re just p**sing us off!””

Really, Romney’s been using negative ads since Iowa, especially at Newt. These conservative talking heads were missing in their condemnation.

Newt pointed this out and was called a complainer by them.

Now they’re pi**ed. Well, Newt supporters have been pi**ed since Iowa.

Now these same talking heads are complaining about the negative ads, that’s rich.

Santorum did complain about Romney’s negative ads in SC. He is not above complaining.

Laura Ingraham called Romney’s campaign in Florida masterful – indeed, but the campaign was dishonest.

Now the talking heads are complaining. If they only backed Newt up months ago perhaps this would’ve made Romney campaign on his liberal record instead of trying to create a conservative one.

DINORightMarie | February 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

What market is being targeted by that lying/misleading ad? Ohio? Where is Romney most afraid he is going to lose next?

Sorry excuse for a candidate. If he gets nominated, I will vote for him – but boy, will I have to hold my nose and do it!

Thank you for loading up this wonderful piece of information. Amazing!

Pardon me, but last time I heard Gingrich has cheated on his first wife, then on second wife to marry his third wife? Doesn’t that makes him a whore? I also heard that Romney has only have one wife for 42 years, and that makes him a saint isn’t it?

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