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This Guy is Running for President for Goodness Sakes

That royalist Mitt Romney, the choice of GOP insiders and the pale pastels crowd has done it again. Lord Romney is prone to say things at inopportune moments that make conservatives groan and Obama giggle. Isn’t it just great that the Mittster doesn’t worry about poor people because they are so well taken care of on the government plantation? Yep that’s pretty much what he said and it takes a special kind of stupid to hand the media a soundbite like that.

Listen as Krauthhammer explains *this is bad*:

Obviously Krauthammer has pegged Romney correctly. I don’t know for sure what Romney believes and I’m not sure he does either. Maybe it is nothing more than the fact Romney is new to conservative ideas, but it galls all the more that the GOP base is being fed another “electable” squish.

I suppose conservatives will saddle up for Romney if they must but will he win? Maybe, but he is looking like a might heavy load to drag across the finish line.

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Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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    • I think we mostly agree but the question is: Can we drag his carcass across the finish line?

      While I view myself as conservative and don’t see Romney that way, for some reason I can’t really dislike him. I think maybe he isn’t a great “people” person but tries so hard, he gets his message all tangled up. He wants to be president so bad he cant get out of his own way. I also believe Romney thinks he sits at the right hand of God, which enables him to do some brutal behind the door campaigning.

      This view may be too generous but I can’t buy some of the evil intent some are trying to hang on Mitt.

  1. I personally didn’t have a problem w/his comment because its TRUE, the so called “poor” in America have every luxury given to them for “free”. They get housing, they get food stamps, they get healthcare, they then buy flat screens and gold chains for their neck, he is right, it is the HARDWORKING American who is getting their asses handed to them, at the gas pump, at the grocery store, in the paycheck with the TAXES, there are screwed every way from Sunday!

  2. It’s not just his phrasing but his worldview that’s problematic. I agree the middle class is getting creamed, and is actually His Majesty’s target, the so-called Buffet rule notwithstanding. The real money from potential taxes lies in the middle class, not the 1%. Mr. Romney’s difficulty is he’s not a conservative, therefore doesn’t believe (nor does it occur to him to say) that a rising tide lifts all boats. Equally asinine is his long-held belief in a COLA process for the minimum wage. Dr. Sowell would likely point out that raising the minimum wage destroys entry level jobs, harming it’s intended target, not helping. When I see or hear Gov Romney, my brain flashes back to another Governor named Rockerfeller. As Ace of Spades contributor Monte would succinctly say, “DOOM”!

    • I agree his is NOT conservative, or he wouldn’t have said “I will fix it” meaning welfare if there is a problem, he is also using the language of the left when he talks about poor, middle class and rich. His money will be the ONE thing that if chosen by the people to be the Republican candidate that I will be able to fight back against the left with, because his riches are what we all hope to one day obtain, either through investment or coming up with a product everyone wants (Facebook) etc., so if that is the way I a conservative TEA Party person has to fight “for” Romney I will BUT he has got to stop using the language of the left and just go all flat tax on the Country, it is why Cain was so popular!

    • Minimum wage laws are a joke. They will always represent a basic poverty wage no matter where the rate is pegged. It remain a great weapon for the left, as over 60% of Americans think it is a great idea and the fact that Romney agrees is weird for a so called business guy… and a little scary too.

      • Romney agrees with minimum wage laws because they translate into votes. I don’t want an elected representative who tries to get my vote, I want one who agrees with me on the issues and see’s the same, or an approximation of the same American Dream I do. Romney is a Democrat, possibly worse than the Maine Twins. He will do or say anything to get elected then, once that is accomplished he will begin to reinforce the Democrat plantation, sand bag the weak edges of Obamacare and all the rest so he can purchase more votes for his next election. What good would come from buying the Democrat Plantation of African-American voters with expanded benefits? Nothing. Buy them with the proven opportunity and conservative values, not Democrat free money.

  3. For me, this little tidbit by Krauthammer falls into the “No S**T, Sherlock” category.

    This falls into the same category of brilliance as David Brooks and Peggy Noonan figuring out about a year after he got elected that maybe Barack Obama wasn’t the benign soft, cuddly fuzzball that they thought he was.

    Thanks alot, Charles, for being part of the cabal that managed to ensure that the 2 people who *do* get this “conservative ideology” are no longer around.

  4. Not one of the GOP candidates, including Paul, can give a good answer to what Romney responded because none of them can really articulate conservatism or the deep down reason we look to Reagan as the model for succeeding candidates.

    It’s not that Reagan deregulated businesses or ended the Cold War or any number of other things he did for which he deserves all the accolades we can give him. It’s that he empowered PEOPLE to be something more than they were before, using the tools listed above.

    Reagan believed in US as the driving force of this country. We have not had that since.

    • I think we mostly agree but the question is: Can we drag his carcass across the finish line?

      While I view myself as conservative and don’t see Romney that way, for some reason I can’t really dislike him. I think maybe he isn’t a great “people” person but tries so hard, he gets his message all tangled up. He wants to be president so bad he cant get out of his own way. I also believe Romney thinks he sits at the right hand of God, which enables him to do some brutal behind the door campaigning.

      This view may be too generous but I can’t buy some of the evil intent some are trying to hang on Mitt.

  1. I personally didn’t have a problem w/his comment because its TRUE, the so called “poor” in America have every luxury given to them for “free”. They get housing, they get food stamps, they get healthcare, they then buy flat screens and gold chains for their neck, he is right, it is the HARDWORKING American who is getting their asses handed to them, at the gas pump, at the grocery store, in the paycheck with the TAXES, there are screwed every way from Sunday!

  2. It’s not just his phrasing but his worldview that’s problematic. I agree the middle class is getting creamed, and is actually His Majesty’s target, the so-called Buffet rule notwithstanding. The real money from potential taxes lies in the middle class, not the 1%. Mr. Romney’s difficulty is he’s not a conservative, therefore doesn’t believe (nor does it occur to him to say) that a rising tide lifts all boats. Equally asinine is his long-held belief in a COLA process for the minimum wage. Dr. Sowell would likely point out that raising the minimum wage destroys entry level jobs, harming it’s intended target, not helping. When I see or hear Gov Romney, my brain flashes back to another Governor named Rockerfeller. As Ace of Spades contributor Monte would succinctly say, “DOOM”!

    • I agree his is NOT conservative, or he wouldn’t have said “I will fix it” meaning welfare if there is a problem, he is also using the language of the left when he talks about poor, middle class and rich. His money will be the ONE thing that if chosen by the people to be the Republican candidate that I will be able to fight back against the left with, because his riches are what we all hope to one day obtain, either through investment or coming up with a product everyone wants (Facebook) etc., so if that is the way I a conservative TEA Party person has to fight “for” Romney I will BUT he has got to stop using the language of the left and just go all flat tax on the Country, it is why Cain was so popular!

    • Minimum wage laws are a joke. They will always represent a basic poverty wage no matter where the rate is pegged. It remain a great weapon for the left, as over 60% of Americans think it is a great idea and the fact that Romney agrees is weird for a so called business guy… and a little scary too.

      • Romney agrees with minimum wage laws because they translate into votes. I don’t want an elected representative who tries to get my vote, I want one who agrees with me on the issues and see’s the same, or an approximation of the same American Dream I do. Romney is a Democrat, possibly worse than the Maine Twins. He will do or say anything to get elected then, once that is accomplished he will begin to reinforce the Democrat plantation, sand bag the weak edges of Obamacare and all the rest so he can purchase more votes for his next election. What good would come from buying the Democrat Plantation of African-American voters with expanded benefits? Nothing. Buy them with the proven opportunity and conservative values, not Democrat free money.

  3. For me, this little tidbit by Krauthammer falls into the “No S**T, Sherlock” category.

    This falls into the same category of brilliance as David Brooks and Peggy Noonan figuring out about a year after he got elected that maybe Barack Obama wasn’t the benign soft, cuddly fuzzball that they thought he was.

    Thanks alot, Charles, for being part of the cabal that managed to ensure that the 2 people who *do* get this “conservative ideology” are no longer around.

  4. Not one of the GOP candidates, including Paul, can give a good answer to what Romney responded because none of them can really articulate conservatism or the deep down reason we look to Reagan as the model for succeeding candidates.

    It’s not that Reagan deregulated businesses or ended the Cold War or any number of other things he did for which he deserves all the accolades we can give him. It’s that he empowered PEOPLE to be something more than they were before, using the tools listed above.

    Reagan believed in US as the driving force of this country. We have not had that since.

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