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Trouble, trouble trouble trouble

The Trouble With Mitt:

It is ludicrous to claim that the fault lies among conservatives for Romney’s precipitous drop among independents, which he’s endured over the past month (in some polls, it’s been a negative swing of 20 points), the primary reason he now lags Obama in most measures. Consider: since Romney ground Newt Gingrich into pulp in Florida with his 65-1 ad ratio three weeks ago, there has been not one debate, not one major piece of scandal or breaking news, not even one major round of negative ads against Romney. There has only been a series of gaffes on Romney’s part (most notably his line about not caring about the very poor) and a series of numbers which show mild economic improvement.

In reality, it’s those who demanded conservatives get in line ages in advance who made a fundamental mistake in how they approached this election. By demanding an ideological shift from a more populist, more fiscally conservative base they no longer direct or control, Romney’s most prominent backers failed to learn any of the right lessons from what led to the 2009-2010 cycles.

Trouble elsewhere:

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Yep, right on!

Caroline Glick nails it with the state of the American university.

Have you ever seen the Twilight Zone episode that stars Billy Mumy called, “It’s a Good Life”? He’s a little boy with supernatural powers who sends people who displease him to the “cornfield” where they are found dead.

So the adults around him constantly tell him, “it’s a good thing you done,” and try to think positive thoughts about the little monster lest he sense anything he doesn’t like and turn them into a Jack-in-the-Box or kill them in some other gruesome fashion.

That’s how I felt sitting in humanities classes. The one place in the world where you should feel free to think and speak your honest opinion … meets the little Billy Mumy of political correctness. At the very least your grade and GPA will be ruined for saying something the little monster at the front of the classroom doesn’t like to hear …

… something as offensive as America and Israel and capitalism, although not perfect, being human endeavors, are nevertheless overwhelmingly good things.

That will get you sent to the cornfield.

    LukeHandCool in reply to LukeHandCool. | February 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Whoops. Hit submit be accident.

    “It’s a Good Life.”

    Anyway, trouble aside, this post title made me recall when we were first married. In the apartment downstairs was a mean dog named, “Trouble.” Everytime he started barking my wife would say in her Japlish, “Trouble got trouble!”

    It was March or April when I came home very late one night, looked at the long-dead brown Christmas tree still in our apartment living room, and told my wife, “Come on, everybody’s sleeping … we can throw it in the dumpster and nobody will know it was us.”

    Together we dragged the tree downstairs, through the rear parking lot, into the alley, and threw it into the dumpster (a big no-no … it takes up all the space). Trouble started barking but we seemed to escape all trouble.

    The next morning, the pain-in-the-arse lady who lived in the building who always had nothing better to do than to mind everybody else’s business was banging on our door.

    I opened the door, she pointed an accusatory finger at me, and demanded, “Somebody threw an old Christmas tree in the dumpster taking up all the space. Was it you??!!”

    “A Christmas tree?? No … no, it wasn’t me” I answered, assuring myself a little white lie never hurt.

    “Really??!!” she shrieked. “Then why is there a trail of pine needles from your front door, down the stairs, and all the way out to the dumpster??!!”

    I looked down and it was like a carpet of pine needles leading to the dead body.

    Yes, there is a moral to this story:

    People like that make apartment living so not fun … they are just lousy neighbors! They are not fun at all!

    heimdall in reply to LukeHandCool. | February 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I would argue with my instructors all the time in class (back in 2008 when it was cool to be on the Obama Bus) about them politicizing the lecture. They would sometimes even have his “major” speeches in class on television or playing on the radio during “study” sessions. There were multiple instructors who would do this, regardless of complaints. This was happening in medical classes, I never had the luxury of having a class in the humanities where the instructor acted this way. The problem was, most of the students did not object to the instructors. It is amazing how much of the student body in the science field is made up of liberals/democrats.

    It is funny though, now most of those same students who graduated with me are now much more conservative having left the environs of the brainwashing facility. I think it is something to do with having to pay taxes/have a job/ owe bills/tuition.

    You might enjoy reading, “Bias Incident: The World’s Most Politically Incorrect Novel” by Mendelson, Ari. It is available for Kindle. It was recommended by Glenn Reynolds over at Instapundid.com.

My favorite line in LaMontagne’s song: “I’ve been saved by a woman”.
A line that couldn’t be truer, could it, guys?

For all its polish and focus groups, governor flip-flop sure can’t seem to stop making these gaffes can he? God they really need to upgrade his software to “super serious” conservative so he doesn’t keep advocating liberal nonsense like minimum wage hikes and government health care mandates. Yep, I’m sure glad everyone fell into line behind Mitt Romney huh?

Look at the latest pandering software 2.0 in Michigan! He loves the cars, the trees, and the lakes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHaMqHh5NZ4&feature=related

I just saw a blurb on Drudge where Gingrich is quoted as saying that Romney should drop out of the race if he doesn’t win MI … As much as I am rooting for Newt, I wish he would just bite his tongue sometimes and stop with telling others to drop out. It’s maddening and leaves him open to attacks that he is pompous,etc. If anyone has some way of getting through to him, please do so and tell him to STOP!

    Terri in reply to MAB. | February 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    That wasn’t exactly what he said. The DRUDGE???? Oy!

    “A GOP presidential candidate who can’t carry his home state faces a severe backlash from his supporters — especially front-runner Mitt Romney, his nemesis Newt Gingrich said Sunday.

    “I think it’s extraordinarily important to carry your own state,” Gingrich said on “Fox News Sunday.”

    “If (Rick) Santorum loses Pennsylvania, Romney loses Michigan or I lose Georgia, I think you have a very, very badly weakened candidacy, for any one of the three of us,” he said.

    The stakes are even higher for Romney if he can’t win Michigan, Gingrich told Fox’ Chris Wallace.

    “If they lose his home state, I don’t see what he says the next morning to his donors to stay in the race,” he said.”

    Uncle Samuel in reply to MAB. | February 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Drudge is owned by a company that Romney’s company Bain Capital owns.

    In other words, Drudge Report is a paid political enterprise. Romney has spread money deep and high from coast to coast.

    Here’s the Gingrich interview if you would like to go to the source: http://www.therightscoop.com/newt-gingrich-on-fox-news-sunday/

      “Romney has spread money deep and high from coast to coast.”

      I’m hoping he breaks the record. When he loses, I want it to be one for the books — a spectacular cautionary tale. I never want to see the lying phony priss around these parts ever again.

      Thank you. Drudge is one of many.

      Drudge is owned by a company that Romney’s company Bain Capital owns.

      In other words, Drudge Report is a paid political enterprise. Romney has spread money deep and high from coast to coast.

      That’s a sweeping, serious accusation. I’m no lawyer, but it seems to me that it’s a libel of Drudge if knowingly untrue. Would you back it up with a link, please?

      I ask because I googled ‘who owns drudgereport.com’. According to both Wikipedia and this site, which claims to be a media reference, Drudge’s site is owned by Drudge himself.

        Jack Long in reply to gs. | February 20, 2012 at 5:28 am

        The connection may be with Clear Channel / Premiere Broadcasting Networks owned by Bain.

        Drudge’s former radio show was syndicated through Premiere Broadcasting Networks, but that went off the air in 2007.

        Drudge fills in as a guest host on Clear Channel syndicated shows at times.

        There doesn’t seem to be a direct ownership link to his web site, however.

          “It looks like someone in Romneyland has figured out the secret code,” McKinnon said.

          Frustrated rivals think they know the secret: a low-profile, hard-driving Republican operative named Matt Rhoades, who is Romney’s campaign manager. Rhoades met Drudge, as POLITICO Editor-in-Chief John F. Harris and co-author Mark Halperin reported in their book “The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008,” when he became research director of the Republican National Committee and was introduced by his predecessor on a special trip to Miami. Rhoades has since been seen as a pipeline to the reclusive Drudge, who now has two veteran Washington reporters working on the site as well.

          “No one has displaced Matt Rhoades in the Republican firmament as the go-to Drudge guy,” said a top GOP operative who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid angering the powerful online entrepreneur.

          This is no academic question for the likes of Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman and Michele Bachmann — all elbowing for the cascading attention Drudge can bring.

          “It’s no secret that Matt Drudge has a high-level friend inside the Romney camp, but his favoritism puts him noticeably out of step with other conservative media,” said an aide to one of Romney’s Republican rivals. “Sometimes it’s bias by exclusion, like when conservatives universally slam Romney for his RomneyCare speech and Drudge gives him a pass.

          More here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56714.html

          1. Thanks for your response, Jack Long. Drudge wouldn’t be the first journalist to leverage success at reporting news into an attempt at influencing it. That’s different from being being owned by Bain and/or the Romney campaign.

          2. Terri, you mean this Mark McKinnon? 😉

          3. Uncle Samuel, I see you posted in this thread this morning—another undocumented statement about Drudge—but did not respond to my post of last night. I supplied backing for my opinion. Where’s yours?

    Hope Change in reply to MAB. | February 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    MAB – friends don’t let friend trust Drudge!

    seriously, don’t believe Drudge — haven’t you been reading here? Just like believing the rest of the MMS now.

      Uncle Samuel in reply to Hope Change. | February 20, 2012 at 7:30 am

      Hate to disillusion you, but Drudge and Breitbart are also close friends and associates. Breitbart supposedly helps out at Drudge.

      Take all Media, polls and even fact-checkers with much suspicion, cynicism, caution.

      Politifact was caught lying/wrong about Bachmann earlier in the campaign.
      http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/bachmann_vs_the_fact-checkers_did_iran_threaten_nuclear_attack_on_us.html

      Think of the campaign as a corrupt mafia-fixed super-high-stakes horserace.

      Or WC wrestling.

      The fans/voters may not have a lot of influence other than the noise and our presence, our bets, and the purchase-price of our tickets, that we can make a difference.

      Conservatives may end up having to file a huge nation-wide class-action lawsuit to stop the insanity/corruption and/or vote by putting our income tax money in escrow until the loopy legislators decide they will do what is right, legal and sane.

Romney is still up to his dirty rotten tricks and LIES.

Romney’s campaign is planning to run ads in Georgia falsely claiming Newt supported China’s one-child policy and forced abortions.

Newt has threatened to sue any TV stations that runs those ads:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/GingrichlawsuitChina-one-child-TVRomney/2012/02/17/id/429823

3 more days until the next debate – Arizona – Wednesday 2/22 – CNN 8pm

Re: Payroll tax cut package pushes nation closer to hitting debt ceiling…. Obama just cain’t he’p hisse’f.

Obama hoped any further debt ceiling battle had been pushed beyond the election, but now it may be back well before November. Ordinarily I’d think this a good thing, an opportunity for the GOP at a critical time, but given their track record of late…. eh.

If things look bad now, wait until more people see this:

Mitt Romney on the Campaign Trail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W5wNIFd7OM&feature=player_embedded

Is Mitt Romney A Serial Liar?

At this point, I think it’s fair to say that’s mostly a rhetorical question, but it’s a question that’s explored in some detail at PunditWire.

http://punditwire.com/2012/02/13/is-mitt-romney-a-serial-liar/

A very interesting excerpt:

In 1994, during his Senate campaign against Ted Kennedy, Romney claimed that his company, Bain Capital, helped to create about 10,000 jobs. He qualified that, insisting that his firm didn’t create the jobs but simply helped in their creation.

“That’s why I’m always very careful to use the words ‘help create,’” he said at the time. “Bain Capital, or Mitt Romney, ‘helped create’ over 10,000 jobs. I don’t take credit for the jobs at Staples. I helped create the jobs at Staples.”

Now Romney trots out a much higher job creation number, which the Associated Press says is “unsupported.” But even if we trust his new math, look at how he phrases it: “We created over 100,000 jobs,” he said in one interview, and in a debate he claimed “we created something over 100,000 jobs.” Unlike what he said in 1994, he seems to be taking full credit for whatever jobs his company may have helped to create.

    raven in reply to OCBill. | February 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I think it’s a case of total personal desperation. This is his last chance for the presidency. He’ll say anything. In the process, he’s revealing everything. It’s over for this guy.

    JonB in reply to OCBill. | February 20, 2012 at 5:16 am

    “There’s a disconnect in what Romney is saying about jobs,” said Harvard political scientist David King. “It’s hard for a person to argue simultaneously that they’ve created 10,000 jobs and that they’re in the business of consolidating and streamlining.

    “You can’t upsize and downsize at the same time.”

    In a telephone interview late yesterday, Romney dismissed the characterization of Staples and his other investments as streamlining, saying that what he has done is “build and grow businesses,” not shrink them.

    Jobs gained, jobs lost

    He asserted that there is no way to calculate whether jobs have been lost or gained economy-wide as a result of his ventures, and noted his 10,000-job figure simply measures what happened to employment at companies in which Bain invested.

    In a separate interview, Thomas Stemberg, Staples chairman and chief executive, acknowledged that there probably has been some job loss in the paper products business because of superstore companies, but said that the nation is still better off for their advent. Bain contributed 15 percent of the startup money for the Framingham-based company and, until the campaign, Romney sat on its board of directors.

    Romney’s investments paint complex picture Old jobs lost as new industries created; Gosselin, Peter. Boston Globe, 06 Oct 1994.

    JonB in reply to OCBill. | February 20, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Romney defended his record in business, including as chief executive of Bain Capital, the consulting firm Bain and Company, and the Salt Lake Olympics. At Bain Capital alone, Romney said he had created more than 300 jobs and invested in hundreds of companies.

    I’m pleased and honored to have been part of the American economic system that helps create jobs, Romney said, speaking at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. I can be proud to be one of many who’s helped invest in companies that have been successful.

    Governor candidates urge more corporate responsibility.
    The Associated Press. The Providence Journal [Providence, R.I] 09 July 2002: C-06.

    JonB in reply to OCBill. | February 20, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Mitt Romney in his 2002 Massachusetts Governor Race:

    Romney, who held a press conference to highlight his support among small business owners, said he couldn’t be blamed for everything done by companies controlled by Bain over the years. “I cannot possibly take credit for the great successes of all the businesses we invested in, or take responsibility for the mistakes that some of those managers may have made,” Romney said.

    TWO SPAR ON DISCLOSURE QUESTION ROMNEY SEES CONFLICT; O’BRIEN HITS HIM ON BAIN:[THIRD Edition]Rick Klein, and Yvonne Abraham, GLOBE STAFF. Boston Globe [Boston, Mass] 23 Oct 2002: B.6.

    JonB in reply to OCBill. | February 20, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Throughout the campaign, Romney has cited his efforts at Staples as part of his claim to having helped create 10,000 jobs. Manning [Romney’s campaign consultant] said that claim is based on the investments Bain Capital made and not Romney’s hands-on operation of the companies.

    TV ad touts Romney’s record on providing health care: [City Edition]. Frank Phillips and Scot Lehigh, Globe Staff. Boston Globe.[Boston, Mass] 28 Sep 1994: 22.

    JonB in reply to OCBill. | February 20, 2012 at 5:57 am

    As recently as two weeks ago, Romney had a fairly specific number in mind when it came to the jobs created by his vulture-capitalist firm.

    “I’m very happy in my former life; we helped create over 100,000 new jobs.”

    A few days ago, the total dropped.

    “People here in the state know that in the work that I had, we started a number of businesses, invested in many others, and that over all created tens of thousands jobs.”

    This morning, the Romney campaign unveiled a new ad, which moved the goal post again. Greg Sargent picked up on the new message:

    The ad claims Romney only created “thousands of jobs,” which is the latest shift in his campaign’s claims.

    So, over the course of two weeks, Romney has gone from “over 100,000 jobs” to “tens of thousands” to “thousands.”</i)

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2012_01/how_low_can_he_go034735.php

    wodiej in reply to OCBill. | February 20, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I’m sure the majority of those jobs at Staples were minimum wage too, part time w no benefits!

so years later, MILLIONS spent…and still the same mow numbers he has always had.
about the only thing mitt is consistent on is his losing…

I am not a fan of Mitt Romney, but that comment about the poor was taken out of context. It was a gaffe they way he phrased it but we on the right need not treat it as something true. What he said was he did not care about the poor because they have a safety net (unlike the middle class). Now it was definitely a gaffe since it can be taken so easily out of context.

There is also some truth to it when a family of four with a “bread winner” (if you can call him or her that) working one week a month at minimum wage can go as well and arguably better than some working schmoe making $60,000 a year full time…

    wodiej in reply to EBL. | February 20, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I think the point is more that he thinks it’s ok that they have a safety net instead of helping them become self sufficient. Either way you look at it, he’s not concerned about their plight.

    Actually, Romney’s quote stating he wasn’t worried about the “very poor” WAS NOT taken out of context. He said almost the EXACT same thing, nearly word for word, last October. This wasn’t a gaffe as in something misspoken. This was him finally getting called to account for something he’s been saying for months. Not a gaffe, but a focus group tested formulation that finally got used in front of the wrong audience.

    And let’s not forget, that he tried to make it up, tried to show he really does care about the poor by promising to support increasing the minimum wage and indexing it to inflation. GENIUS!!!

I am not disagreeing with the points you are making Bill. But I just felt compelled not to repeat that particular Democratic lie for them.

conservativegram | February 20, 2012 at 5:26 am

I haven’t read Drudge for at least a month now. I did find this article about his Pro-Romney headlines very interesting.
http://www.damndirtyrino.com/2011/10/04/the-drudge-romney-axis/
I agree with this quote–“Of course, there’s nothing inherently wrong with an outlet having a preference for one candidate over the other. Matt Drudge is certainly entitled to support whomever he thinks is the best candidate and for whatever reasons he chooses to do so. At the same time, though, conservatives who frequent the Drudge Report to glean information are entitled to know of his connections to people involved in campaigns irrespective of whether or not he feels his editorial decisions are affected by those connections.”

I think that the Prof is sort of in denial regarding Romney.

First, Romney’s trailing in the polls in Michigan is rapidly eroding.

Second, Gingrich appeared in one of the Sunday news pundit programs and whined on how he was unfairly attacked in Florida.

Geeeez, just what does he think the democrats are gonna do? I’m really starting to think that he’s just not as smart as many say he is.

That’s my 2¢ worth for today…

    wodiej in reply to GrumpyOne. | February 20, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Thinking the man is not extremely intelligent shows your lack of intelligence not his. Of course he is. And I don’t know why everyone characterizes a complaint as whining. If someone was falsely accusing you of some big whopping accusations, would you just sit there and take it or would you “whine” and call them out for it? If a person says nothing then they don’t have much spunk or courage.

    wodiej in reply to GrumpyOne. | February 20, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Oh and btw…I don’t know where you got that Romney trailing in Michigan is rapidly eroding. There have been no recent polls done. If you have a link, share it. If not, then you are just trolling for Romney.

    Say_What in reply to GrumpyOne. | February 20, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Two Cents? Is that what the Romney people are paying you for this dribble? I’d say you were way overpaid.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to GrumpyOne. | February 20, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Projecting your own whine is what you are doing.

    Newt didn’t whine. He stated facts.

    Romney is a dirty corrupt politician and liar. Not an ad hominem, but a proven hard cold fact with boat loads of evidence.

    Romney is planning to put out ads in GA claiming Newt approved of China’s one-child abortion policy. Newt will sue any TV station that runs these ads.

    He should sue Romney’s SuperPAC…and sue Romney too.

    Romney has become a dirty word.

    Whine? Obviously you did not watch the interview for yourself. He was not whining. http://www.therightscoop.com/newt-gingrich-on-fox-news-sunday/
    And if you cosider that interview as Newt whining… well here is some cheese to go with Mitts WHINE.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/291341/romney-rombo-ad-most-negative-ive-seen-so-far-katrina-trinko

    However, I do not blame Newt for being angry. I mean c’mon,
    Drudge, Beck, the media, and the establishment GOP have declared war against Newt and just about everything that they are tossing forward is skewed, and not skewed towards the truth, but towards anything that will tend to smear Gingrich. example: Your comment above.
    And we all know one of Coulter’s best buds is Drudge and now apparently Glenn Beck, WOW didn’t they hate one another not that long ago? Wasn’t Coulter the one who stated last year this time at CPAC that if Romney got the nomination we would lose?
    http://youtu.be/ZB6ygn1bYT0 (9:40 mark)
    They’ve all completely lost it. What does this say about the Romney candidacy that it can only be advanced in this way?
    Do these attacks against Gingrich, change the fact that Obamacare WAS based on Romneycare, that chief advisers to Romneycare COOPERATED with the Obama team to construct Obamacare?
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/10/12/romney_healthcare_adviser_obamacare_based_off_romneycare.html

    If Romney gets the nomination, it won’t just be him that prevails, it will be the very same people that have led this country into such straits, such a crisis. The very same people that have wrought economic havoc upon scores of millions 0f people.
    Well you vote for the same ole crap, you get the same ole crap and you will deserve it!
    http://billmoyers.com/episode/crony-capitalism/

    Let’s see, who fits this description??? Why is the establishment so against Gingrich?
    Compare contibutions once you watch the above video, you will see who is the same ole crap!
    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?id=N00000286

    Truly, when a candidate has no other argument than lies, smears, personal attack, slander, money, shell and power games, we know that the candidate has no real argument or merit.
    Suppression of voter turnout. Distortions, lies. Money money money money is all that matters. Carpet-bomb the landscape with negative ads. Romney has not campaigned in a way to make people believe in him.

    “IT’S NOT ABOUT WINNING ANYMORE, IT’S ABOUT DESTROYING NEWT GINGRICH, SAYS ROMNEY STAFFER TO BUZZFEED”
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/romney-staffer-its-not-about-winning-anymore-its-about-destroying-newt-gingrich/

    ROMNEY “WARPATH” NYT
    “The size and enthusiasm of Mr. Gingrich’s events scared supporters of Mr. Romney, who had struggled to build similar audiences. Local activists backing Mr. Romney complained that his Boston team was too regimented and slow to meet the challenge.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/us/politics/the-calculations-that-led-romney-to-the-warpath.html?_r=1

What has always been missing from the RINO arguments for Mitt are his positions on the issues. Perhaps because they are like the shifting sands of barrier islands. Guess they thought we wouldn’t notice that, in their bum’s rush of negatives, to get the real conservative candidates out of the race.

But we conservatives did notice and no one is saying Mitt’s inevitable any longer. Only in the RINO alternate universe can a guy who doesn’t appeal to his base, not in 2008 and not in 2012, be considered the best candidate to run against O.

The attempt to foist Mitt on us by the RINOs is failing, because in that attempt, it appears to have something in common with the Chevy Volt – A product of crony capitalism agressively marketed, but which very few people actually want because they know it is not what it is cracked up to be.

    Terri in reply to Say_What. | February 20, 2012 at 7:38 am

    OH I know. I know. Here are some of Mitt’s positions:
    1) On Immigration – For A Path To Citizenship, Then Against
    2) On George W. Bush’s Tax-Cuts – Against then For
    3) Anti-Reagan then, now Pro-Reagan.
    4) On The National Rifle Association And Gun Laws -v Then support for the assault rifle ban and the Brady gun control law. Now –
    ‘I’m after the NRA’s endorsement. I’m not sure they’ll give it to me. I hope they will. I also joined because if I’m going to ask for their endorsement, they’re going to ask for mine.’”
    5) On Whether He Even Owns A Gun (This story changed within just a few days)
    6) Is the planet warming? Mitt probably agreed with you at one time or another.
    7) Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? Don’t Ask Mitt Romney
    8) Has your position on same-sex marriage changed? So has Mitt Romney’s.
    9) Favorite Book? Well, that depends.
    10) On embryonic stem cell research, Romney’s still developing a fully-formed position.
    11) His Own Health-Care Initiative. He’s Not Sure About That Either.
    12) Tax Pledges are beneath Romney, until the presidency was in front of him.
    13) Money in politics? Sometimes its good, sometimes it is bad.
    14) During his 1994 Senate Run, Mitt Romney argued that he was more pro-choice than Ted Kennedy.

2012 Campaign BUMPER STICKERS for your auto:

“Obama: What I Did for the Middle East, I Can Do for America”
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“Obama 2012: The Last Vote You’ll Ever Cast”
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“Obama 2012: Because we still don’t look like North Korea from space”
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“Obama 2012: Ask us about our free contraceptives!”

More: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/02/best-new-obama-campaign-slogans-as.html (Original contest at Ace of Spades)

Professor, the cartoon was funny especially since I know the original saying from which it was taken, but please, just don’t start calling us “morons” like that other site does:)

The reason for the ‘Jew Hatred’ is the rejected son syndrome, a psychological/spiritual condition.

Islam was founded on the grudge that Mohammed/Ismaelites have held over the eons against the Chosen children of Israel and the Christians, also descended fromt the tradition of Israel and worshipping the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Mohammed after a great deal of spiritual torment by evil spirits, in his ego-mania, rejected the necessity of surrender to the dominion of God, to the Scripture/Law/Commandments/Precepts of the Torah, to the Word and the Prophecies of God. He decided to forge his own religion, be its only/greatest prophet, conquer and subsume and hate the Jews and Christians…along with women and all others outside his control.

Mohammed fashioned his own god after his own will, desires, etc.
Mohammed fashioned a god and religion:

That exists to hate and destroy the Jews.
That issues rape jihads and subjugates women,
That stones women for being raped, rather than the men.
That doesn’t allow women to drive or go to school.
That kills people for leaving the religion.
That allows slavery
That allows selling little boys for sex
That uses brutality to teach and brainwash children to hate and kill Jews.
That kills innocent people with bombs and suicide bombs.
That never forgives.
That is an aggressor against its neighbors.
That wipes out every other culture.
That takes other people’s holiest land and sites.

Islam is in fact, only a racist misogynist hate group as bad as the KKK, communist Russia, Pol Pot or North Korea.

The True Holy Living God of Love, Truth and Life would not create a religion like that.

God is The Merciful, Loving God who came to earth to die to set us free from our sins.

God is Kind and Forgiving to those who repent.

The Fruit of God’s Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, longsuffering, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, self-control.

These are the witness of the Character of the True God.

Islam produces the Fruit of Sin: Lust, Lies, Death, punishment, oppression, coercion, fear, conflict, violence, rape, hate, misery, despair.

Islam always produces a society that is oppressive, not free, not just, not peaceful.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 20, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Reference to the Rejected Son Syndrome in Islam:
    http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=14821#.T0JA_66JmkI

    There is a deep resentment of the chosen son (Isaac and his line) by the rejected son (sons of Ismael) – even when the rejected son rejects the Father and His Way as Mohammed did.

    This is the same emotional/spiritual condition that produces children with psychological pathologies ranging from addiction, same-sex attraction and more.

    There is a reason G-D spoke the last words in Malachi in Holy Wrath over abandoning, sinful fathers and priests, and did not speak to Israel again through a prophet for over 430 years:
    “Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (King James translation)

    We have a nation full of rejected, fatherless sons and daughters. So many have grown up without good, safe, sane parents. There are no fathers in the church, government or society to fill the bill…we have lost generations of women and men to promiscuity/lust and to abortion as well. The curse and pall and sin-cikness of lust and blood-guilt lies upon the land.

    Repentance and forgiveness are the only cure. Returning to the dominion of God and His Word/Will/Way. Selah. May it be so.

Terri | February 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I don’t post talking points. Yes, I didn’t have time to read the article, but my mistake will show you how perception is reality. How many more who are against Newt or ANY Republican will read a headline like that and get the same impression I got? If you go back in this blog you will see that I was among the first to posit that Newt would be a good candidate and I haven’t changed my mind, but things do get taken out of context and as I said, for most people, who do not delve into a story, a sensational headline like that will be all they remember!!! That’s what I meant when I said it’s sometimes better to bite one’s tongue, and this isn’t the first time Newt has made that same mistake of calling on others to drop out. He is still my candidate, but again… I repeat for the 3rd time,perception is reality for most voters, unfortunately, so he should try NOT to give his opponents sound bites that can be used against him.

    Hope Change in reply to MAB. | February 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    MAB – the thing is, it is incumbent upon us to realize that they put the headline up in order to create confusion, misinformation, low morale, a feeling of helplessness.

    Our job is to develop the skeptical sense that says, “It’s in the NYT — It’s on Drudge — I wonder if any of that is true.”

    To repeat something that hurts your candidate and his supporters without checking to find out the actual words spoken by the candidate is to spread disinformation.

    We have get much sharper. Don’t trust them unless they have shown themselves to be above reproach and FAIR.

    We have to rise to a higher standard of personal morale and gate keeping to our personal thoughts.

    High morale comes from knowing what you love, what you are are fighting for, and making a commitment to fight for it.

    Friends don’t let friends quote Drudge without a thorough check of the truth.

    Right? We’re all learning. Don’t let the xxxx get you down.
    Illegitimi non carborundum (a mock-Latin aphorism meaning “Don’t let the bastards grind you down”).

The connection that Matt Drudge has to the Romney camp IS Matt Rhodes. So, Matt Drudge does have the opportunity to “slant” what the people see.

I saw “Fox & Friends” yesterday when Newt said Romney should drop out if he doesn’t win Michigan. Even though I saw the entire article, Newt shouldn’t have give the other side a weapon to use against him.

I think it’s also weird that Mitt claims to drive a Mustang. Since Dad was CEO of American Motors, why doesn’t he drive a Chrysler or a Jeep? My father was an American Motors dealer, who became a Jeep and Chrysler dealer. The brand loyalty ran deep and still does.

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