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SNL bids farewell to GOP presidential contenders with Green Day parody


Late-night Saturday program takes one last jab at the Republican Party's presidential slate

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Our Choice for 2012


People are constantly faced with choices in their lives. At times the choice which appears to be the correct one to make may in the long run reveal itself as not that good of a decision and the same is true vice versa. This is especially so when faced with the choice of whom to support amongst several candidates during a primary. Although some folks have become discouraged over the years when the choice they’ve selected turned out to not be as originally envisioned, it’s important to continue making decisions and choosing the candidate which appears best at the time. At other times, one choice is obviously negative and although the other option may not be perfect, it is definitely the better of the two – as explained all the way below.

Since no-one is perfect and it is impossible to agree with one’s candidate/supported official 100% of the time, even when making a correct choice it is often accompanied with many gray areas which at times overshadow the white. Prior to the 2010 elections Arlen Specter, Republican Senator of purple-blue Pennsylvania was approaching a reelection and wavered on a decision before ultimately shocking and angering Republicans when he cast his vote in favor of Obama’s stimulus plan. This was the first time he sided with the Democrats on a major bill and his action resulted in conservatives and Tea Partiers to declare war on Specter at every cost. Their mission appeared noble and correct, and Pat Toomey is now the Republican Senator of Pennsylvania after barely winning the general election with a single point in the 2010 mid-term elections; a year in which Republicans swept victories across the country. He is surely a better representative of conservative values in the Senate than Specter had been.

However, the price tag it had cost for conservatives to place Toomey in the Senate had turned out be unexpectedly sky-rocketing expensive and resulted in many to question whether the goal was worth the consequences. When Specter saw he would be unable to win the Republican Primary, he made a mad dash to save his seat, switched parties, and provided the Democrats with the 60th vote which led to the passage of their infamous Obamacare. Thus, although we now have a solid conservative in the Senate who replaced a RINO (not an outright liberal) we are now weighed down with Obamacare which threatens to overtake a sixth of the private sector and is currently awaiting judgment on its constitutionality by the Supreme Court Justices.

Incidentally, two of our current conservative Supreme Court Justices, Roberts and Alito, are currently on the bench thanks to Specter, after Senator Santorum had made the choice to support Specter for reelection in ’04 when he was challenged in a primary by Pat Toomey. At the time, Senator Santorum was faced with the difficult choice whether he should support the incumbent Senator Specter and his senior colleague who although was a less conservative choice than Toomey, was far more probable to be successful in keeping the seat red during an election where the balance on Senate was up in the air and anti-Republican emotions were thick. This surmise turned out pretty accurate since Toomey barely managed to eke out a 1% victory in 2010 when the public was outraged at Obamacare and looked favorably upon the Tea Party candidates.

Maintaining the Republican control of the Senate was by far not the only factor which Santorum focused on when making his decision. He was also strongly aware that Bush would be nominating at least two and possibly three justices for the Supreme Court and that Specter who headed the judiciary committee would be extremely influential whether Bush’s proponents would ultimately be approved by the Senate. Santorum therefore opted to support Specter after receiving his word that he would support the conservative candidates for the Supreme Court which Bush would propose, something which will influence U.S. history for years to come as is visible now with the Obamacare hearings.

Santorum’s support of Specter indeed resulted in two strong conservatives on the bench, although it may have likely cost him the nomination in the current GOP presidential primary. In addition to having been hammered for supporting Specter in’04 for actions taken years later and were impossible to foretell six years earlier, his act resulted in Specter’s former opponent and the current Conservative Senator of Pennsylvania and Santorum’s home-state, Pat Toomey, to act favorably towards Santorum’s opponent – the author of Romneycare. In fact, immediately after Santorum announced he was suspending his campaign yesterday, Toomey released an official endorsement endorsing Romney, causing many to speculate whether the endorsement would occur regardless prior to Pennsylvania’s primary and whether it was one of the causes which led to the Santorum campaign suspension.

The above two examples clearly illustrate how when one makes a choice which appears to be good, it isn’t necessarily all good as is later revealed. It shouldn’t however leave us disheartened for ultimately many good also emerged from those choices. Additionally, many decisions are pretty clear-cut where one option is definitely bad. Even if the other one doesn’t necessarily turn out to be all that good, we still know it is better than the alternative.

Supporting a candidate doesn’t necessarily mean that one agrees with all they’ve done or stand for, although a candidate usually will have some supporters who do identify with them to an extreme. Many supporters of a specific candidate usually support the candidate because they identify with them on a single issue while many others don’t even have that. They simply support a certain candidate because he’s the better choice than the alternative. This was visible numerous times amongst this primary and is very typical. After Palin chose not to run, a majority of her supporter split between Cain and Newt. After Bachmann, Cain, and Perry exited the race, their supporters too turned to find a second or third ro fourth choice amongst the remaining candidates. This led to the momentum to shift from Perry to Cain to Newt to Santorum as voters were forced to reevaluate the field once it was clear the person they supported wasn’t running at all or any longer. I too have first supported Palin, and when she announced she wasn’t running though long and hard until turning to support Santorum approximately a month prior to the Iowa caucuses.

With Santorum now having suspended his campaign, the primary is sort of wrapped up despite the many voters including myself who haven’t yet received the opportunity to cast their ballots. Unlike the primary where the choices were plentiful – at least at the start, the general will boil down to two choices; four more years for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Obama has already been in office long enough for everyone with an open mind to recognize the damage he’s wrought upon this country. Obama is clearly not only the bad choice but an utter disaster for this country. Any alternative will be far better and less to the left than the Marxist Obama.

Romney’s Attorney General will not be someone like Eric Holder who looks the other way when the Black Panther sets a price-tag of a million dollars on Zimmerman’s head and refuses to take responsibility or even answer basic questions regarding Fast & Furious. Nor will Romney chose the dopey Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services, the unqualified leftist Janet Napolitano as his Secretary of Homeland Security, and so on and so forth.

The choice now has boiled down between two people; Obama and Romney and it is time to unite under the better of the two – Mitt Romney. There are many who have announced that they refuse to vote for Romney and are planning to sit out the 2012 election, all the while talking of setting him up with a conservative in 2016. It is okay to talk of 2016, but only after the 2012 elections have taken place and giving Romney a chance at the presidency, if he reaches it. He may or may not make a good president but he’s not a definite Obama, and if conservatives will dislike him so greatly we can challenge him in 2016 just as we would put out a conservative against Obama.

We conservatives have proven our power the last couple of years by successfully challenging lots of  incumbents in primaries and Romney is aware of it.. He won’t want to face a primary from his own party and will probably go along with whatever conservatives in Congress present him. Obama, on the other hand, is aware it’ll be his last term and will have no need to appease to any voters except for his leftist base who will replace Karl Marx with Barack Obama. If we thought he was radical in his first term, a second Obama term will be so much more disastrous it defies description. I plead with you fellow conservatives, w can look ahead to the future but at the same time we MUST REMEMBER THE HERE AND NOW AND MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR 2012. WE MUST SAY NO TO OBAMA AND THUS SAY YES TO MITT ROMNEY.

 

Abie Rubin blogs at The Thinking Voter and can be followed on Twitter.

 

 

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I Voted for Rick Perry


I wasn’t going to vote at all. But then all sorts of people, including Donna Brazile and Sean Hannity, started in on me about my “civic obligation.” Frankly, I wish less people voted. But nonetheless, I voted. I was the only person in my precinct in the middle of a city that usually sees steady turn out.

No one in Georgia seems to want to vote except the die hard supporters of the various candidates.

I did not want to vote for Romney. But I did not want to vote for Santorum or Gingrich or Paul. Choosing between them has been like choosing the tallest midget. I have been left uninspired for various reasons by each.

So I went with Rick Perry. Consider it a protest vote. But at least, unlike many, I went with who I liked as opposed to voting for someone to be against someone else or some other strategic pattern of voting.

What a mess this primary season is. At least soon we’ll be able to focus on Barack Obama instead of the hand we’ve dealt ourselves this primary season.

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I Voted for Rick Perry


I wasn’t going to vote at all. But then all sorts of people, including Donna Brazile and Sean Hannity, started in on me about my “civic obligation.” Frankly, I wish less people voted. But nonetheless, I voted. I was the only person in my precinct in the middle of a city that usually sees steady turn out.

No one in Georgia seems to want to vote except the die hard supporters of the various candidates.

I did not want to vote for Romney. But I did not want to vote for Santorum or Gingrich or Paul. Choosing between them has been like choosing the tallest midget. I have been left uninspired for various reasons by each.

So I went with Rick Perry. Consider it a protest vote. But at least, unlike many, I went with who I liked as opposed to voting for someone to be against someone else or some other strategic pattern of voting.

What a mess this primary season is. At least soon we’ll be able to focus on Barack Obama instead of the hand we’ve dealt ourselves this primary season.

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Moderates are Killing America!


If you don’t understand that then you need to open your eyes! America is dying a slow death and we are all too afraid to say it and do anything about it.

The country is in the mess it is today because of the ill conceived notion that being a ‘moderate’ or someone who ‘compromises’ is what we should strive for. You hear it every day on television about how gridlock in Washington is such a terrible thing and how politicians can’t get “The Peoples” work done like they want to because the right wing won’t compromise.

Obama Socialism

Obama Socialism

In the eyes of a liberal, progressive, socialist, Marxist or Democrat (they are all the same) compromise ONLY means caving in to their demands. To them being a ‘moderate’ means going along with what they want. And for years conservatives have played right along except for a brief period of time when Ronald Reagan was President.

But even Reagan did more compromising than he should have. He was also fooled by the Democrats into thinking that they would deal honestly and fairly with him promising him things in return for his support of some issues on their agenda. Reagan commented in his later years that he felt betrayed and never saw the things he was promised by the Democrats. We should have learned from that a long time ago.

Years, and years of ‘compromise’ and being ‘moderate’ have left this country in a financial disaster it may not be able to recover from. Government spending is out of control and growing at an ever increasing rate. We have a national debt of well over 15 Trillion dollars, 40% of every dollar we spend is borrowed and half of all Americans are not paying any income taxes. This is a recipe for economic collapse.

How much longer will an increasingly smaller and smaller portion of society continue to pay for everything and everyone else? How much longer can entitlements keep growing before there is just no more money to pay for them? Does anyone really think the Fed can keep printing more and more money and nothing catastrophic will take place?

Last week we saw a dog and pony show on Capitol Hill, presented by the Democrats where a young woman proclaimed that it was just not right that she had to pay for her own contraception. She is a student at a prestigious law school and let the world know that it was just ‘too much’ to expect her to pay for her own contraception while at law school. Really? Wow! She is even on a scholarship at the school. So she (and every Democrat in the country) expect the taxpayers or insurance companies to pay for her birth control. Remember, insurance companies will not ‘pay’ for it. They will just raise the premiums of their customers to pay for it. And the ‘government’ will not pay for it. They will raise taxes or just print more money out of thin air to pay for it. So as crazy it seems the bottom line is all us taxpayers and workers will pay for her contraception needs whether we want to or not.

Entitlement Spending

Entitlement Spending

Yet, “The People” want more and more of this insanity it seems. The media and Democrats make you feel like you are some kind of evil person if you dare to say you are against another new entitlement. Most people want to feel good about themselves and don’t want to have someone say or even think they are a ‘bad’ person so they go along with it.

They stay silent or even vote for the people (Democrats) that will enact more such laws because it makes them feel good about themselves. “I am a good person! I support more entitlements! I vote for Democrats because they are more moderate and that is a good thing.” Then these voters can sleep peacefully at night knowing they ‘helped’ someone in need when in reality they are hurting the country as a whole in a dramatic way.

The truth is this is all a bunch of Bull! The bleeding hearts and people that want to (or need to) feel good about themselves and vote for Democrats or RINO’s are the cause of the very problems we face today that will doom the country. When you hear the media or a Democrat saying, “It is good to be a moderate. We need compromise” it is a trap! What they are really saying is you voters need to let us turn America into a socialist country by putting us in office. They pitch the phony narrative that they want to help the poor, help the children, protect women’s rights and save the Earth when their true intent is something very different.

Democrats are hypocrites! I realized this when I was only about 12 years old. They say things to try and tug at your heart strings and make you feel like you are a bad person if you don’t support their agenda. Their agenda is ruining this country as we know it and must be stopped.

Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart said it best when he proclaimed, “This is war! We conservatives are not taking it anymore!” Yes, we have ‘taken it’ for years and years and it has to change. The liberals have been ‘at war’ with us for some time. When will we realize that? We have literally lost control of our own government while we had our backs turned, working hard making the country great. While we were minding our own business people like Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have been hard at work within the government making their socialist agenda a reality. The very fabric of America is being changed right before our eyes. If you don’t think this is ‘war’ you are naïve and foolish.

These are scary times! We have an electorate that produced a President that flat out told us he did not like America and was determined to “fundamentally change it.” He told us what he was going to do and he is doing it! Being a good person DOES NOT mean being a ‘moderate’ or being willing to ‘compromise’. The time for compromise and moderation is over. Being in the ‘middle’ is the totally wrong way to think unless you want America to be a socialist country.

In truth, being a good citizen means standing up for what is right and what needs to be done and NOT backing down. We must take our medicine or we will never get better. The Democrats are like a bad parent. They give their kids candy because the kids want it even though they know it will make them sick and rot their teeth. In fact, they even get them addicted to the candy by design. They buy their kids lavish Christmas presents and pay for them with a credit card that they have no intention of ever paying off themselves. They don’t tell their kids this but the ‘kids’ will be the ones having to pay for that credit card bill sometime in the future.

Obama - Pelosi - Biden - Reid

Obama - Pelosi - Biden - Reid

The Democrats take every opportunity to kill energy production because in truth they want gasoline to be $10 a gallon so people won’t drive. They tell you they are trying to save the environment instead of telling the truth that they really don’t want a population of citizens that are ‘empowered’ to be free people and pursue happiness. The Democrats think they are the ‘ruling class’, that they know best and that we are pheasants. The pheasants can’t be controlled if they are free to do what they please economically and politically. $10 a gallon gasoline is part of their plan to keep people dependant on the government which of course is them.

The Communist Party was not the workers party. They just said that to keep the masses in check so they could tax them and control them with a strong central government. Anyone that tells you that is not the exact same thing the Democrats want these days is a liar. The Democratic Party has totally been taken over by socialists, progressives and Marxists. The Communists were the ruling class. That is the Democrats goal these days.

We better wake up and take action now before it is too late. The Constitution is our guiding principle and we must ‘demand’ a return to a government that obeys the Constitution. We are like a speeding car heading towards a cliff and the Democrats are saying ‘go faster!’ Now ‘why’ would they want that? The Republicans are saying, “Well, maybe we should consider slowing down a little bit or changing course somewhat. We need to talk about that.”

Both parties are taking us down a path to ruin, one just quicker than the other. Nancy Pelosi even said that there ‘should be no difference’ no matter which party wins the majority in the government. What she means is that, in her mind, it does not matter if Republicans or Democrats win. The end result will be the same. A strong central government that controls the masses…meaning controlling us.

Rick Perry "Part Time Congress"

Rick Perry "Part Time Congress"

The government needs to leave people alone, get off the back of businesses, and stop spending money they don’t have. We must DEMAND that from our elected officials or vote them out. As Rick Perry said, “The Federal Government needs to be as inconsequential in the everyday lives of Americans as possible.” The time is now and we must act to take back our government and restore America to what it once was. No more compromise.

If we don’t act now what Ronald Reagan warned us about will come true…

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan Freedom is Not Free

Ronald Reagan Freedom is Not Free

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The Republican Establishment is getting what it asked for, Kind of


Over the last few weeks, we have heard a lot of bellyaching from the pundits that Mitt Romney was going to be a wounded nominee when he sets off to face President Obama this November.This is likely true, but a lot will still depend on the shape the president is in going into the election.The nomination is not even over yet, and there is still some reasonable chance that one of the other candidates steps up and starts to dominate.  Reasonable does not mean likely.

There are differences in how these candidates think.  Is Romney the right choice, or would it be better to risk going with one of the other candidates?

Mitt Romney has the best chance at winning the nomination, but he has also shown he has a propensity to say elitist things.  If there is one thing conservative voters cannot stand, is their elected leader thinking they are better than they are.  Mitt Romney’s success should not bother anyone, at least not for being successful, how he got it is up to the voter to decide if it was just.  What should worry Republicans is that there is a narrative growing around Romney, and it plays perfectly into the Presidents class warfare argument.  We have heard the argument ad nauseam, no need to repeat it here, but it plays right into the fears many people already have about the GOP.

Some people feel Romney is the most electable because he is seen as the least extreme, or the non-nut job.   The idea is that the middle will understand why Romney had to lie to the right wing extremist in the Tea Party.  Coincidentally that is the same reason many on the right don’t trust Romney, they know all to well that he would say anything if it meant he could be president. 

Then came the news that Romney had written a op-ed in USA Today urging Barack Obama to use the individual mandate at the national level like they did why he was governor.  I am sure Romney has denied doing this already.  Everyone understands that he will say whatever it takes to win the nomination.  The problem is, many people still do not trust his opponents that they can win, if they did, Romney would have already lost.

Newt Gingrich is betting it all on a win in his home stateand some other southern states like Tennessee and Oklahoma.  The strategy is sound only in that no other strategy is feasible.  Many people have already written Gingrich off, with good reason.  Nevertheless, of all the candidates, he is capable of the quick artifice that has brought him back from longer odds.  This summer he was written off, and it happen again after Iowa.  We should not expect Gingrich to acquiesce to falling in line behind Mitt Romney.Lucky for Gingrich, he has a billionaire financier that is holding his campaign afloat.

Rick Santorum has given Romney his toughest test yet, and doing it without a real national campaign, not much more can be expected. You can tell how worried the Romney camp has become over the success Santorum has had by the fact that the Michigan Republican Party is now changing the rules after the game.  It makes no sense to cause such a stir just to add one lousy delegate. 

Santorum’s real problem now is the same thing that has helped him get to this point.  Because he has become a proprietor of social issues, or allowed it to seem like he has, some in the party are convinced he cannot win the general election.

No one is but Paul and his team understands what his real plan is. Surely, it is not winning the nomination; if it were then he would probably want to start attacking the front-runner instead of whoever is threatening the front-runners position.  It was very strange for him to run negative ads in Michigan, while not even campaigning to garner votes.  Paul’s team was said to have skipped Florida in order to line up caucus state wins, so why would they waist time hitting Santorum in a state they clearly had no chance of winning.

The Republican Party designed this primary system to look more like the Democrats had in 2008.  Having primaries that rewarded delegates proportionally vote on the front end of the calendar, and saving most of the winner- takes-all states for the back half.  So if this was the goal of the Republican Party when they had written the rules, then why all the angst now.

Romney started throwing the body blows at all the other candidates; but when he was hit back, notably, by  Rick Perry, is when the pundits first started to remonstrate.  What did they think was going to happen, that the other candidates would just lie down and allow Romney to walk away without a fight.  Did they really expect that after the debacle in 2008 that conservative activist would allow them to choose the winner, while there would be no other candidates that would be more attractive? 

If Newt and Santorum were so unviable, then why did they wait until it was down to them and Romney before they started to speak up?  It is not hard to deduct that they were hoping the final anti-Romney’s would be weak enough for Willard cruse right past them.  Well, they over exaggerated the Strength of the so-called most electable candidate.  Conservative activist are being told it is either pick one of the three unelectable candidates, or Romney, who will be weakened by the process.The same people, who wanted a drawn out battle, are the same people now complaining about the outcome.

Even though Romney is likely to be the nominee, beating President Obama look like it is something that is less attainable, at least not by the weakened presumptive nominee.  It is enough for anyone to hope beyond hope that another candidate jumps in and saves the Party from this potential disaster. This time, let it be someone who is not a East coast elitists. There is a reason that lately we have heard more than a few people mention Bobby Jindal; oh one can still dream at least.

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Romney behind vicious attacks against Perry, Cain, Newt & Santorum. Unite behind Santorum who has slight lead in WA


Romney has received a boost last night after having won Arizona and his home-state Michigan and he appears to be heading into Super Tuesday which takes place next week with a renewed momentum.

There is though one more election prior to Super Tuesday – during which ten states vote. The state of Washington will be holding their caucuses this Saturday, March 3rd, and if Romney loses the state, his momentum won’t have a chance to grow before being knocked off its feet.

Conservatives have been split from the start of the primary over who they desired as the GOP primary. Some supported Rick Perry, others supported Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or some other individual which chose not to run. Voting for any of the above except for Santorum or Newt might provide the voter with a momentary feeling of satisfaction. However, that satisfaction will be extremely fleeting if the candidate who is viewed by all as the most anti-conservative wins the voters home-state, and even more so if that victory consists of a small margin.

The only ones left in the race who can still overcome Romney during the primary itself, are Newt and Santorum. The majority of conservative voters are now split between the two with each of them taking turns in rising and falling only to rise once again. It is okay to disagree over which one of the two is better suited to take on Obama or for the role of the presidency and it is also perfectly fine to long for a candidate who is no longer/never had been in the race.

However, we’ve got to be realistic about the current situation and take positive action in the areas it can have an effect. An overwhelming majority of conservatives agree to the necessity of taking down Romney and it is still possible to achieve this goal.

In addition to his ultra-liberal record, endless flip-flops, and outright lies, his nasty and vicious bullying simply has got no room in our party. All of us, and especially Rick Perry supporters, haven’t forgotten Romney attacking and trashing Perry for speaking the truth about social security by calling it exactly that which it is; a Ponzi scheme. Neither have any of us forgotten, most of all of course if you supported Herman Cain, of the sudden mysterious women popping up one after another with harassment claims against the then-front runner Cain.

These are two quick examples from the start of the campaign which have become somewhat covered up in our memories due to the dozens of additional bully tactics the Romney team has engaged in against Newt and Santorum.

The most recent poll taken of the state in Washington was taken by PPP Polling during 2/16-2/19 – prior to the elections in Arizona and Michigan. The poll results had Santorum leading Romney with 11% with Santorum having received the support of 38% while Romney received 27% and Newt got 12% of those polled. Romney’s numbers have likely improved somewhat since he’s won two states this Tuesday and it’s crucial to prevent him from winning this one last state before Super Tuesday.

If conservatives will put their differences aside for just this one day and State and unite behind Santorum so that the results of the Washington caucuses this Saturday are “a Romney Defeat,” it will send an extremely powerful message to the GOP establishment. It will show them that we are serious in wanting our voice and message represented and that if they wish to force a liberal RINO upon us they will be forced to sabotage the conservative candidate by spending an average of 15 million dollars in every single one of the 50 states (39 to go)! Even after pouring all that money into negative attack ads and phony oppo research, they are far from guaranteed that they’ll be able to secure enough delegates – and the nomination – for their candidate Romney, as we’ve seen in South Carolina, Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota.

I therefore plead of all of you, fellow conservatives, to do all that is in within your power to ensure a Romney defeat this Saturday. Please contact all your friends, family, and acquaintances in the state of Washington using twitter, email, Facebook, and good old-fashioned phone calls and ask them to vote for Santorum in order to stop Romney’s momentum prior to Super Tuesday. Tell them that conservatives across the entire nation have their eyes turned upon them and are counting on them to provide Romney with the shellacking that he deserves. The voters of Washington may be the ones who will ultimately be credited in the crushing of the establishment and the return of the party to the hands of the people.

United in one purpose we greatly outnumber the establishment. We can do it and we gotta do it. Vote for Santorum in Washington and send the GOP establishment and Romney team a powerful punch which they’ll never forget!

 

Abie Rubin blogs at The Thinking Voter and can be followed on Twitter.

 

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Santorum and the Democrats. Outrage! Outrage, I Tell You!!


The latest outrage pushed by Team Romney is that Rick Santorum is running auto-calls asking Democrats in Michigan to support him. How dare he!

Of course, Romney will do the same in the general election. It’s what we’re supposed to do. But right now it is somehow dirty — unless Romney had to do it, then it’d be a-okay with Romney supporters. Look at all those independent and moderate voters he got in New Hampshire and Florida. Those cross overs were just fine because they were Romney.

The fact is, Mitt Romney went after Rick Perry for Perry rightly calling social security a ponzi scheme and many Romney supporters suddenly thought social security was pure as the driven snow. How dare Milton Friedman, Mitch Daniels, Rick Perry, and so many others call social security what it definitionally is.

Then Mitt Romney started praising Arne Duncan and Race to the Top as a way to claim Rick Perry had destroyed Texas schools. And the Romney fans piled on too in praise of Race to the Top.

Then, of course, Mitt Romney unveiled a tax plan that only gave the middle class capital gains tax breaks, supported automatic adjustments of the minimum wage, and recently praised the progressive nature of the tax code while adopting Obama’s class warfare rhetoric to make sure people knew he still wanted the rich to pay their fair share.

But God help us, Rick Santorum wants Democrats in Michigan to vote for him.

Spare me the outrage.

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Santorum and the Democrats. Outrage! Outrage, I Tell You!!


The latest outrage pushed by Team Romney is that Rick Santorum is running auto-calls asking Democrats in Michigan to support him. How dare he!

Of course, Romney will do the same in the general election. It’s what we’re supposed to do. But right now it is somehow dirty — unless Romney had to do it, then it’d be a-okay with Romney supporters. Look at all those independent and moderate voters he got in New Hampshire and Florida. Those cross overs were just fine because they were Romney.

The fact is, Mitt Romney went after Rick Perry for Perry rightly calling social security a ponzi scheme and many Romney supporters suddenly thought social security was pure as the driven snow. How dare Milton Friedman, Mitch Daniels, Rick Perry, and so many others call social security what it definitionally is.

Then Mitt Romney started praising Arne Duncan and Race to the Top as a way to claim Rick Perry had destroyed Texas schools. And the Romney fans piled on too in praise of Race to the Top.

Then, of course, Mitt Romney unveiled a tax plan that only gave the middle class capital gains tax breaks, supported automatic adjustments of the minimum wage, and recently praised the progressive nature of the tax code while adopting Obama’s class warfare rhetoric to make sure people knew he still wanted the rich to pay their fair share.

But God help us, Rick Santorum wants Democrats in Michigan to vote for him.

Spare me the outrage.

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Joe Scarborough: Ron Paul/Mitt Romney alliance is ‘bizarre’ [VIDEO]


'Is Ron Paul hoping that his son gets a job in the cabinet? Is he hoping his son is going to be the VP nominee?'

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