Romney Reappears, Criticizes Conservatives, Advocates More Of Same In GOP

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With his characteristic vigor of a reanimated corpse, failed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has re-entered the public fray. His mission: to undermine libertarian-leaning Republican efforts to revitalize the Party’s conservative spirit and defeat President Barack Obama’s progressive policies.

Speaking in New Hampshire Tuesday, the lukewarm conservative who turned off many GOP voters in the last election sought to weigh in on the current power struggle between Tea Party factions of the GOP and party-line Republicans like himself.

Pointedly referencing Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) crusade to defeat Obamacare by threatening a government shutdown unless the President’s healthcare law is defunded, Romney (who, remember, designed a healthcare scheme as Governor of Massachusetts which served as a blueprint for much of Obamacare), urged caution.

“I badly want Obamacare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal. But we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government,” Romney said. “I’m afraid that in the final analysis, Obamacare would get its funding, our party would suffer in the next elections, and the people of the nation would not be happy.”

Romney also urged Republicans to resist any shift from the Party’s establishment (RINO?) values.

“We cannot change policy to follow popularity; in the end, right prevails,” he said. “We can change policy if new information shows us that we were wrong-of course, that’s part of staying smart.”

The failed Presidential contender evidently does not count the fact that running a Republican with extreme big-government moderate positions against a Democrat hated by small–government conservatives is no way to win elections as information warranting a change in GOP strategy. Either that, or he’s been working for the Democrats all along.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • robot999

    Ruck Fomney!

    • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

      You sound like Scooby-Doo with that phrase….I LOVE IT!! The only way out of this mess, is GOP takeover by Cruz & Paul & a handful of others!

      • podunk1

        AMEN. The last thing law abiding people need is lawless immoral government. RINOS want more roll over and wallowing in corruption. If we’ re sick enough to pay for chaos and treason, we deserve every miserable moment we buy!

        Truth is, Obama & HIS legislatures bought into a fraudulent agreement that they created to sack and overthrown the USA! It begins with fraud & theft and will end with collapse and treason if not stopped!

        We need the tea party and patriots like Cruz, not bottom feeders who don’t want to stop Obamatheft! Stopping fraud and pillage is the only way to stop the Obama financial hemorrhage!

        If government is funded at the last year level frozen, except zero funds for Obamacare, then, If Obama decides to ransom his demonic idol, so be it… everything else is funded! if BO wants to shut it down… shout it so everyone can hear and understand! Make sure AF-1, funding executive, legislative, Czars, and regulators stops on first flush!

  • SBMUTAH

    The title of the article should have been, ” More of SHAME in GOP.”

  • Ron r

    Romney was right but Joe Scarbrough said it best.

  • regulus30

    bye Mitt; remember how you treated Ron Paul and the TEA PARTY; WE STAYED HOME REMEMBER YOU FOOL.

    • rhondareichel

      I wrote in Ron Paul

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        I voted for the only real choice — Gary Johnson.

      • michiganminuteman

        Then you wasted your vote and you knew it when you did it, but I remember voting for the “great big sucking sound” guy, so ideals do drive people into irrational thought. I still have a Ross P. yard sign up on the wall in my garage to remind me to vote smart when voting on principal is not wise.

        • Motov

          Better a wasted vote on the right guy than one on the wrong guy. We need to get out of this idea that a third party cannot win, The more of us that talk excitedly about a third party being it, the better the chances that it will work. We been FUBAR’ed for far too long by both parties! A third party is our only alternative to save what is left of our Constitution, If we continue in buying into the lie that only the big 2 will win, we will reap what we deserve, and that is something we don’t need.
          Change your thought patterns, believe in the third party, sell it, and the more the media calls us idiots the better, because we will be a threat to the status quo with a possibility of winning. You’ll know if we are on the right track when the media tries to convince us otherwise!

    • michiganminuteman

      If you stayed home because Mitt wasn’t your perfect idea of a candidate then I say to you that is like shooting off your mouth to spite your face. You sir are part of the reason this country is having to endure a second term of oblama. I am a Tea Party faithful but I can tell the difference between a fender bender and a train wreck!

      • michiganminuteman

        …..and just to be clear, I am not sticking up for Mitt, I wouldn’t want to have to vote for him or McCain again.

      • regulus30

        I was restating the position evangelicals took; I voted for Romney assuming a mormon was better than
        “the moron”, however Romney acquiesced to obama on many issues and failed to come out swinging on Benghazi; he lost the confidence of hard core conservatives, you can attack me all you want . he failed to motivate his base by disenfranchising Ron Paul and the Tea Party at the convention;;DC republicans are dead, you better take your enthusiasm and start working for the real conservatives TEA PARTY EXPRESS.

      • regulus30

        mitt Romney is a progressive; people like you think you can fix DC by voting in more of the same;; not going to work, it will take a hard core extreme course of conservatism to move America back to the right, messaging the utter will not fix the cow.

    • Motov

      What goes around,……comes around.
      Mitt was a mistake, and the Democrats cashed that in.

      • regulus30

        THE DEMOCRAPS AND THE rnc WORKED TOGETHER TO PICK A LOSER;; it was a “progressive” agenda.

        • Motov

          Yup and now we have no choice but a third party.
          Either Tea Party, or Libertarian Party. We need REAL change, someone who will without fear hack our overbloated government down to a manageable size.

          • regulus30

            yes and the name is irrelevant as long as it is not republican; [the party] must include all fiscal/social conservative who know the conservative ideas out play liberalism 2 to 1 until repub is attached;

          • Motov

            And believe with their heart that The Constitution was, and still is, The LAW of this land,

          • regulus30

            a nation with out traditional law is what America is living now;ANARCHY ;perpetrated by the white/black person in the White house and all his racist sycophants.

  • Carlucci

    Oh, if he only had a brain…..

  • manuel

    Romney a Dim mole? Nah, too much of a coincidence…….

  • Jenasus Parks

    Romney is the same book as Obama with a different cover.
    The RHINO’s need to be voted out of office and sent to pasture where they belong.
    The TEA PARTY is just getting started.

    • rhondareichel

      The RINOs did hijack the Tea Party for awhile….but they have seen the errors of their ways.

  • knighttemplar01

    He lost the election with these attitudes, either this country returns to its center right conservative values; or we keep going down the path the rino’s, democrats,
    media and obama have set us on to ruination. This nations founders firmly believed that if we strayed from these values and God, we were founded with a firm and steadfast belief that God allowed this nation to be born; and if we do not adjust our course, we will follow the Dodo into extinction.

  • $23331171

    What did you expect from a communist Mormoron from The People’s Republic of Massachusetts?

    Will someone please smother him with his magic underwear. . .

    • ForrestByers

      I am a Mormon. I am also a strict constitutional conservative. Mitt Romney, was defeated, because of his own vacillation, from constitutional principles. Natural rights, granted by God, declared in the Declaration of Independence and Enumerated in the Constitution of the United States, particularly the Bill of Rights, stands in opposition to legislation such as Romney care, Obama care, National Healthcare, One Party Provider, socialized Medicine etc. and if not checked by any of the three branches of government, the citizens, themselves, have the inherent duty, responsibility and obligation to defend their God-given rights by whatever means necessary!

      As for your editorializing on my church which you know nothing about, I will not waste my time or energy, but I will let you, stew in the juice of your own bigotry!

      • $23331171

        Well, you seem to agree with me on Romney. . .
        As far a churches go: You’ve seen one. . . You’ve seen them all. . . Not a dime’s worth of difference: Magic Underwear, Baked God, 72 virgins, and so on and so on. . . It’s always the same thing: Men trying to rule over men. Come to think of it, just like running for office.

        • ForrestByers

          Because God gave man, agency, the right to choose for oneself, I say to you, good enough! I invite you to click my name on the blog, so you might know, my reflections on a number of subjects, but I leave that, entirely up to you!

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        I agree with Forrest. Torch is a bigot.
        Bigot:
        a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

      • michiganminuteman

        SLAM DUNK!

      • ForrestByers

        In the United States of America, we, as citizens, have a right as found in the First Amendment to practice our religion, no matter what it might be, (as long as the religion and we, the practitioners, are respectful of state sovereignty, obedience to Common-law and civil order) as we as individuals see fit. There has come to be such a commonly respect and regard, for not only ecumenical tolerance, but even a concern for not only the welfare, but even the continuance of religious observation and participation for those of a religious belief or doctrine, that is not our own, almost to the point of manifesting a New Spirit, that being, quintessentially American in its multiplicity of sincere expression of devotion to God. This, article of faith can also be found within the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints.

        My task, today, is not to argue, but to set straight, what exactly, are the precepts and doctrines of the Church, which are as follows;

        The Articles Of Faith

        1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

        2 We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.

        3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

        4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

        5 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.

        6 We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.

        7 We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.

        8 We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

        9 We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

        10 We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.

        11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

        12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

        13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

        Joseph Smith.

        For further insight and appreciation of the doctrines and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, I invite you to click onto http://www.Mormon.org. Lastly, in the words of an old Mormon hymn, ” I bid you farewell, until we meet again”. May God bless you, no matter, where your agency, your right to choose for yourself, takes you, on your path, to reunite with Him, and I say this, in the name of our Lord, Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.

        • ForrestByers

          I will try to be as kind and respectful of your intention as I was in simply trying to establish what I and 15 million other members of the church believe. This is not a debate, I and my Church wish you well and may you reflect to the world, the very values and principles of He, who we both profess to love. I do not doubt your sincerity! I have reviewed this debate for 20 years, and I can virtually predict every turn, every Scripture, every assertion that would be taken. I am a faceless name to you, you know nothing of who I am, or how I got to where I am today. I do not wish to play a game of can you top this, nevertheless, I have something in my mind, my memory, my heart and my very soul, which is so deeply personal, poignant and powerful that I cannot and I will not ever deny it, that being (which God gave to me, so that I might know the truth in such a way that I could or can never deny), my personal witness and testimony of the living Christ! Let me be clear, I am not a prophet, but simply a man, who sought the truth and found it (I make no claim of exclusiveness or of exception, but profess the truth as I have experienced it) . I do not claim to have the only pathway that leads back to God, for that is a matter of individual search and inquiry between the Lord Jesus Christ and each individual, to know for themselves. My witness and testimony, which is not only personal, but sacred is of no significance, whatsoever, except by an acceptance of the Lord’s invitation to seek, knock or enter by the narrow gate, by the power of the Holy Ghost to learn of Him, so as to have hope, which is the first building block of faith, faith, which promotes reliance upon His Word, bringing forth “a contrite spirit and broken heart, prerequisite to repentance, which leads to the waters of baptism (to be born again), followed by the bistoment of the gift of the Holy Ghost, which is to have the continual presence of the Holy Ghost with the true and faithful keeping of the covenants, both before mentioned, and those yet to be revealed to you personally or to the world, by those having authority.

          I am an American, a veteran, a patriot, who claims the privilege as found in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, to practice my religion as my conscience, so, guides me and will ardently defend your right to do the same, with sincere respect and humble acknowledgment to our mighty God that has made all this possible and to that extent, I personally believe the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution the United States, which proclaim and enumerate the “natural rights of man” to be divinely inspired and therefore, to bear the same spiritual significance, as that found in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. If you agree with me, largely, but wish to segregate my last reference, then I say, that for today’s purpose, we have come far enough, at least for the purpose of civil deportment and hopefully mutual respect!

          • ForrestByers

            I completely agree and concur. To hold on to that which is precious and true, for each one of us, while respecting each other’s agency and our doctrinal differences, but in the light of respect and if I be so bold, even love for one another, is in my opinion to do honor to our God, and His Only Begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ within by the confirmation of the Holy Ghost and I end this message, in the holy name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

    • rhondareichel

      There is nothing more COMMUNIST than New World Order and yes he is one of those.

    • Rugerman

      Don’t bring religion into this. You make yourself look like the Moron you are. You need to look at what good people Mormons are, and DONT judge them. Only God can judge, you IDIOT!

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Romney isn’t one of them.

      • $23331171

        So. . . Why are YOU judging me? Oh. I get it, you must be God.

  • lokiswife

    Mitt Romney was Mr. Nice Guy (wimp) campaigning against Chicago thug style politics on the other side. The GOP literally gave it away, where was the uproar over Candy Crowley’s terrible performance as a moderator? Why didn’t they question the skewed voting in Alan West’s district when 175,000 people turned in well over 200,000 votes? Or the districts that turned in 100% for Obama in areas using Chuck Hagel’s voting machine company machines?. Romney would have been 1000 times better for the country, but he had all the fire and enthusiasm of a frozen turkey.
    The GOP phoned me last week and I told them that I would not be supporting them until they got their act together, took off the gloves and fought back against the Chicago thugs. Mr. Nice Guy ain’t gonna do it against the thugs…

    • rhondareichel

      Don’t kid yourself he is not a “nice guy” He’s a bloodless vampire venture capitalist. Read some of those Matt Taibbi articles and educate yourself on Mr. Romney

      • PainesGHOST

        Why read Matt Taibbi? Dude is a COMMIE, progressive hater that has NEVER said anything nice about any conservative, and who lies through his teeth with impunity, given who he writes for. Why would you expect conservatives to drag themselves over to a WRETCHED, EVIL publication like ROLLING STONE who recently lionized the Boston Bomber? You some kind of troublemaker? More likely a libtard troll on the Soros payroll.

        Meanwhile the entire Republican RINO establishment shut out teh Ron Paul crowd and the Tea Party at the last RNC. Not the most recent, the LAST. Independent and THINKING conservatives are leaving the RINO party in droves and telling the party bosses WHY. There will be a fight for the soul of the Republican Party this year and next. If the true CONSERVATIVES prevail, we may be able to win our nation and our freedoms back. If we fail, doom.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Romney would have grown Government more slowly, less perceptibly than Obama. But is that a good thing? Is a slow Cancer a good thing?
      We got where we are now because the Politicians were smarter and took baby steps, whereas Obama has come out screaming and has awakened the apathetic slumbering Americans, maybe before it’s too late.

    • michiganminuteman

      Let’s be fair, Mitt doesn’t hate our country, he’s not a commie and he’s not a muslim! What he was was weak.

      • merle

        Whaty about Obamass supporter G. Soros people counting the votes !! And all the illegals thatywere registered that voted. THe Ohio mess and the Virginia mess etc. Romney may not have been a barn burner but he wouldn’t be giving this country away to the black muslim brotherhood..

  • Wayne, the logical guy

    Isn’t it weird that we seem to get snookered every election by guys like Romney, McCain, and Tubby Christie. They tell us, “we are conservatives just like you, vote for us and you’ll be happy”. There’s only one problem, old guard RINOS never change, and we are left with egg on our faces – and Democrats still in office . I suggested just once we go by our instincts and ignore these old party hacks. And I want a conservative party – a Christian party – and a common sense party, but definitely not a “let’s kick over the traces, everything goes, libertarian party.

    • yolds

      I am so with you on that. SPOT ON!!!!

    • rhondareichel

      A lot of libertarians are Christians (I am) and they are not about kicking over the traces either….they want the same thing I do, smaller govt.

      • Motov

        Tea Party or Libertarian both want a shrunken Government, Both talk about the Constitution.
        The Republican Party blew their chance by nominating a democrat like Romney.
        Had they nominated Ron Paul, they would have done much better, At least then the people could tell a difference. As we all know Romney was referred to as “Obama lite”, which to me was like choosing what flavor of feces do you want?

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Then you aren’t really logical.
      You can’t achieve Freedom if you don’t vote for people who really believe in Freedom.

    • lokiswife

      We should make all GOP candidates undergo a lie detector test before nomination to find out their true agenda before all the hoopla starts. Let someone like Trey Gowdy, the ex-prosecutor, ask the questions. No more John McLames and Criss-cross Christies…

      • merle

        Obama should be the head of that long line.

  • Seldomin

    “Vigor of a reanimated corpse”. Priceless or should it be pulse-less. Main stream Republicans don’t want to give up their power base. They think they own the party and they’ll be damned if any upstart conservatives are going to hijack their power. The Republican party has been hijacked by RINO’s. They think if they don’t get as close to center as they can that they will be unelectable. That thinking is the type thinking that will forever make them second place finishers in a two person race.

    • merle

      Well, the good ole USA won’t be here in a (very) few years if we keep putting people like Obamass in office.

  • ShepDog100

    This is why we lost the 2012 election. With comments like this. Enough said.

  • Drifter12

    Romney was always an establishment liberal. He lost because of it. He is at least being more honest, now.//

  • Jonny Angel

    ‘More of the same’ eh, stupid is as stupid does……. to hell with the progressive republicans!

  • Dave in Houston

    And we should listen to a second Rove sponsored gutless loser like Romney? He didn’t have the onions to go after Obama….go back home and shut up, Mitt.

    • rhondareichel

      Did you happen to see Rollins the other night on O’Reilly advocating for Christie? I wanted to retch. Even Laura Ingram who was hosting pointed out that “isn’t that just more of the same ?”
      None of those establishment goons will say one nice thing about the Tea Party candidantes.

      • Douglas Kelly

        The Republican Party is the party of the status quo. They are not smart enough to play the game the Democrats play, and they are not too concerned about who is elected as long as the boat is not rocked.

        They are the Status Quo party. In other words, they stand for nothing at all. Yet, many people still think they are the conservative alternative. They are not.

    • michiganminuteman

      My feelings exactly, and I voted for Mitt.

  • MsTheresaKelly1

    Here is the thing that gets me. The GOP sold us out but when it’s time for the next election foish conservative voters will still vote for the utterly corrupt two party dictatorship! They will piss and moan, “what choice do we have?” YOU HAVE CHOICES to pick your own candidates but because of less funding you’d better start doing it now!
    There is a reason democrats and republicans are collecting your personal data as a conservative! Eventually conservatives, patriots, government dissenters will be rounded up! Can you think of any other reason establishment politicians are collecting your personal data? We need only look at the IRS scandal to get a glimps of what’s coming!

  • Jeff

    Yes, Ted Cruz for President. I want to see JeffH argue how he’s ineligible to be President. Then, I want to see Hillary carry every state except maybe Texas and a few other Confederate States. Maybe he’ll be the new Jefferson Davis!

    • michiganminuteman

      we can only hope…….but don’t hold you breath.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      One can only hope.

      • Jeff

        Since I doubt you’re hoping for a Hillary Presidency, you must be “hoping” for a new Civil War with Ted Cruz playing the part of Jefferson Davis?

    • Motov

      One can dream, unfortunately,.. Hitlery has the press behind her and Obozo will most likely pardon her, to save his own behind.

      • merle

        It is as shame that the media is now picking our political figures now. Maybe it is time for the canidates to start traveling more and talking face to face with folks instead of on T.V.Like the old days

    • Jeff

      Where? In your basement?

  • Rom50

    I don’t understand why this article repetitively calls Romney a ‘failed’ contender. Obama is the loser, failure, zero, incompetent, in over his head, big eared galoot! Romney is a man; a real man; a standing tall man with brains and ideas that make that rat in the w.h. look like the ‘dog crap’ that he is.

    • michiganminuteman

      yeah but he IS a still a rino and a neo-con, but infinitely better then oblama. Buy the way, one reason I deliberately spell “der Feurer’s” name wrong is because I hate having to un-capitalize it every time I write it.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        It depends on if you want a Slow tedious death or a fast one.
        If Republican Followers keep rubber-stamping the NeoCon Progressives, then the Republican Leaders will keep putting them up.

        • michiganminuteman

          Yes but a slow death leaves open the chance of a cure or a savior.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Not much of a chance, minuteman, given that the voters just keep accepting what the establishment Republicans give them for candidates. They had their chance to break their chains by rejecting Romney, but they just bleated and followed the shepherd.

          • prairiegirl

            There’s only one Savior who can fix the mess this country is in, and unless people wake up to that, Romney, et al, will continue leading to ruin.

    • Rom50

      You got that wrong clown!

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ wyatt48

    We need to get rid of all the rhino republicans. Nearly as bad as we need to get rid of the democrats. Neither of them will do anything to help this country. We need the Tea Party and the Libertarian leaning people to get into the republican party and clean it up. Maybe make it actually conservative again.

    • michiganminuteman

      that was easy for you to say but………………… . . . . . . . .

  • Oldmonkey

    I voted for Romney instead of Gary Johnson because he had a shot a winning, knew business, and was more intent at getting rid of Obama than voting for the best candidate. Even being a registered Libertarian, my preferred president was the graduate of a Black Heritage College; Herman wasn’t on the ballot and Gary Johnson my second choice would be in essence an Obama vote.

    I like Mormons who contribute to a civil society, and am partial to family members who are Chinese Mormons thought a Buddhist who likes firearms not used on Bamby. Romney needs to get over it, wise up, admit he got it wrong, and make nice with the Kotch folks who themselves have better prospective than their parents.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      You’re no Libertarian if you would have voted for Herman Cain.
      So quit pretending.

      • Oldmonkey

        You better go read Bastiat, his comments about law being organized liberty, and concept of “Plunder” There are many types of libertarians other than those resembling Neo-liberal like Ed Notch former New York City Mayor

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          No true Libertarian would vote for a Big Government Loving guy like Herbert Cain. Read here to know what a Libertarian really is (by the Father of Libertarianism — Murray Rothbard):
          http://library.mises.org/books/Murray%20N%20Rothbard/For%20a%20New%20Liberty%20The%20Libertarian%20Manifesto.pdf

          It grates on me when people try to dilute the concept of Libertarianism.

          • Oldmonkey

            Not every Libertarian is Archo-Capitalist school; but all do promote keeping all government out of their personal business, less national government, progressively local government, legalizing and regulating prostitution, drugs, and other activities. They also tend to want government out of the marriage business, and irrational regulation of firearms.

            It took a long time for things to get this bad, and the 1st thing needed is an at least half way functional economy by dismantling Obama’s lunacy which will produce the support necessary to implement. Nothing wrong with collaboration with others in this pursuit.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Sure there is, Monkey. If we compromise our Principles, the main one being that we have a Natural Right to Control Our Own Bodies and Property, then those people who are chomping at the bit to dilute our message will have succeeded.

          • Oldmonkey

            Collaboration means fighting for a subset of values others share with us to be more effective. It certainly doesn’t mean not pursuing the others they don’t share.

            You are correct about the Natural Right of personal sovereignty, which is NOT for sale. It is the 9th Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

    • Oldmonkey

      All registered Libertarians vote in their primary, and should vote in their primary Libertarian. General Election depends on the situation. Even RINOs are generally better than Democrats when a Libertarian can’t win.

      • Oldmonkey

        I know the feeling

  • Sarah Conner

    The feral gov’ment shuts down every week-end…

  • squeeze127

    The TEA party was created to have an alternative to these left leaning Republicans that lose elections. Graham, McCain, and Romney need to get recycled as they’re just Dems in Repubs clothing! (D.I.R.T.)

  • chrisnj

    In spite of the title of his pre-election book “No Apologies”, Mr Romney has much to apologize for in the limp conduct of his presidential bid, and in his stubborn support for an Obamacare-like socialist solution in Massachusetts.

    Mitt is a likeable, honorable guy who was out-maneuvered and slimed by the master party of slime. But he was also the latest in a long line of Republican establishment figures whose “turn” it was, and who ran primarily as a result of being able to out-spend and slime his Republican opponents, himself largely undermining what should have instead been a cohesive and coordinate message against an overreaching and out of control federal government led by a rabid Neo-Marxist.

    Establishment Republicans seem more interested in defending their own perks of seniority than they are concerned about defending the Constitution and turning back the rising tide of socialist and fascist tyranny (take your pick of qualifiers – they are both largely the same kettle of fish).

    • Douglas Kelly

      You’ve made my point in more detail, chrisnj.

      Pardon my copying your remarks, but “. . . he was also the latest in a long line of Republican establishment figures whose “turn” it was, and who ran primarily as a result of being able to out-spend and slime his Republican opponents, himself largely undermining what should have instead been a cohesive and coordinate message against an overreaching and out of control federal government led by a rabid Neo-Marxist.” [from chrisnj’s remarks above]

      It couldn’t have been said better. He (and his fellow GOP clowns in the primary) completely destroyed any credibility they may have had by their back-biting and total misunderstanding of “Conservatism” before the election campaign actually began.

      Obama won this election during the Republican primaries.

  • PainesGHOST

    I once had high estimations of Romney, and as far as his life of dedicated service still have a certain respect. I cannot fathom, however, why he is now seemingly walking hand in hand with Harry Reid. Romney is WRONG on this one as he was on a number of issues CRITICAL to CONSTITUTIONALISTS. The fact is that the Nation lost the election PARTLY because the slimestream media was totally carrying water for Nobama. The remainder, possibly the majority, was Romney’s REFUSAL to elucidate and stand firm for Constitutional Principles. Other posters are correct in that sadly Mr. Romney is representing the OLD GUARD RINOS that ruined the Republican Party and absolutely MUST step aside. It pains me to have to acknowledge that a man I have admired as an individual turns out to be part of the problem as opposed to being part of the solution.

    That being said:

    Those of you that attack Mr. Romney on the basis of his religion deserve no respect and should be soundly ashamed of yourselves. When we are surrounded by FACTUAL issues, REAL problems, and DAILY assaults on our liberties, rights, even our very lives, you can raise yourself up no higher above the slime than to crawl with the lefties into a morass of name calling and wallowing in BIGOTRY and a spirit of persecution? REALLY?

    This is how you CONTRIBUTE to the social conversation?
    This I expect from the lefties, who have NO CLASS, MORALS OR ETHICS but this is NOT acceptable from those that claim the title of CONSERVATIVE.

    • Douglas Kelly

      Well said, PainesGhost.

      This religious self-righteousness is one of the larger reasons I disdain the Republican party’s attitudes. It seems that one must fit a socio-religious mould to be acceptable. There is no lesser being on the planet than one who would question, or repudiate, the spirituality of another.

      And that sort of blind bigotry, dear elephants, is the real reason the GOP lost the election, apart from the facts that Romney is a RINO and does not represent the feelings of the electorate. The election was Romney’s to lose, and he did so with great aplomb.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      I’m afraid, Ghost, that Romney was not a RINO. The Republican Followers have just been fooled into believing that the Republican Party was ever the Party of Small Government as they claimed.
      From the day that the Republican Party was formed, they were for Mercantilism and Big Central Government.

      • $23331171

        It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the 546 people who enslave the other 330 million, only concern themselves with increasing their own power.

        No matter which party is in charge, for the last 230 years, every legislative term has ended with a bigger and more powerful federal government than when they started!

        Only Bois De Justice will cure this. . .

    • ItsJo

      What an excellent post. I didn’t care that Romney was a mormon-I felt at least he loved America. My problems with him, (after he clearly defeated Obama in the lst debate) that he did NOT get tough with Obama and expose the marxist for who he is. He wanted to take the ‘high road’ and it cost him the election. We voted for him, as an intelligent, caring person, who loved his wife, family and friends-a man of integrity. He folded “like a cheap suit, and I have NOT gotten over it yet. For him to now insult the Tea Party Patriots, who merely wanted what Romney said HE was for: Smaller Govt., and people to have continued freedom granted us, under our Constitution. The Tea Party Patriots, wanted EXACTLY this, but the Lapdog Lib Media, made them out to be terrorists, which is a LIE. They spoke to smaller gov’t involvement in our lives, independence and freedom for the individual. What’s Romeny’s beef on this? Isn’t that what HE said he wanted? Why the put downs….? Too late Romney, YOU should have been THIS outspoken about the Muslim Sympathizer/Marxist
      when you had him on the ropes. Now you sound like McLame, who gives in to Obama, as he’s a TRUE RINO. Didn’t think Romney would go that way also against honest people who protested Obama’s Long Arm Overreach of his Regime. No One NEEDS Romney’s input now.

      • merle

        The nutty tea party is why I am now an independant.The rep better dig deep to find someone with good ideas that will work for the true americans and not all the free loaders that Obamass is letting in.

        • $23331171

          Preciselly, what is nuts about the government living within its means?

    • $23331171

      No one assaulted our liberties more than Mittney did when he was governor of The People’s Republic of Massachusetts:

      Mitneycare
      Gun control
      Liberal judges
      Gay marriage
      The list goes on and on.

      The only difference between Mitney and Obozo, is a can of shoe polish!

      I don’t care if he is a Mormon or a Muslime or a Jehova’s Witness or a Devil Worshiper. . . He is still just another lying pile of living garbage!

  • KG

    Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.

    Thomas Jefferson
    In a letter to Van der Kemp, 1816

    http://www.sullivan-county.com/deism/jeff_letters.htm

    • michiganminuteman

      The commie agitator speaks and ridicule is the coin of the oblama administration’s realm let’s not forget.

      • KG

        Yea….and if my Aunt had balls, she’d be my uncle…So?

  • Motov

    Romney belongs with the libtards, He is a democrat, and a total loser.
    The republicans should never tolerate a socialist like him.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      They do because most of them are also Socialists.

      • Motov

        Yup on that, They are what Ron Paul called them “The Status Quo”.
        And because of that Libertarian, or the Tea Party is the way to go.
        The shrub showed the true colors of the GOP when he signed the Patriot Act.

      • Robbie

        Actually more like commies.

      • LINDITA

        AS PEOPLE, THEY DO BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE FASCISTS TRAITORS ROOT IN PREDATORY TRIBE GREEK SAME ROOT WITH A HITLER. EVERY COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD WAS CREATED FROM SOME PRINCEDOM, GREECE WAS CREATED FROM ONE TRIBE USED TO LIVE FROM A SMALL ISLANDS WHERE THE BIGGEST ONE WAS CRETE. CRETE USED TO BE AS A BUSINESS CENTER FOR ALL TRIBE. THIS IS THE REASON THAT TRIBE CALL EACH-OTHER BROTHER OR, SISTER. LA,LA,LA…..

    • LINDITA

      AS PEOPLE, ROMNEY IS FROM WIFE’S VILLAGE ROOT IN PREDATORY TRIBE GREEK MADE GA-GA STYLE COOKIES. MICHELE MADE COOKIES BETTER THAN HER. LA,LA,LA….

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    No, Carl Milan, Romney failed.
    The Republicans could have had a candidate with a real chance to beat Obama, but they didn’t want Ron Paul upsetting their Crony Capitalist Apple Carts.

  • ONTIME

    Romney wants to tip toe thru the tulips and sing kumbyah, fence sitters get nothing more than barbwire crotch rash. He is making bad decisons and will now get swept away with the useless RINO’s who poison the water any chance they get…

  • Libertyfire

    It is part of the same neocon fascist machine. They all wish to have this country go down the tubes. Their policies have been dismal failures. This is a repeat of castro’s Cuba as to how communism was brought about on the island. I know as i witnessed in person those Marxist beginnings on the island. The problem is that in this country there are what I would term useful idiots who fall for all of this propaganda and thus are seduced by big government That is part of the playbook of these propagandistic mouthpieces.

  • villageidiot

    You can’t make a comeback if you have never been anywhere, can you?

  • villageidiot

    People like Romney and McCain should just go away quietly, the further the better! Could they perhaps take uncle Joe with?

  • terryk

    It is time for the GOP to either really hold conservative veiws or go away. RINO’s as McCain and Romney have had their time to lead now they should allow new leaders to emerge. But I do agree the party should not force a government shutdown they should instead propose a limited rise in the debt holding to the 18 trillion limit for the next two years. That’s 1 trillion per year until 2016 matching current budget overspending. It’s too much money but I don’t see the GOP with enough power or will to block Obama

    • Don 2

      Conservatives in Congress are not looking to shut down government, they are looking to fund government, and defund Obamacare. If the government is shut down, it will be because Obama and the Democrats have shut it down, and will be attempting to blame it on Conservatives.

      • Deerinwater

        Thank you Don , ~ a little sunlight is nice. ~ ~ This Ted Cruz is talking out of his hat. ~ While I’d enjoy seeing the Federal and State Government placed on extended leave without pay. This act would not serve his desires to defund the affordable health care act, but strengthen it as the national economy when in such a tailspin we’d think we were on a roller coaster ride at 6 Flags and hanging on for dear life.

        In one of the most wealthy nations in the world, ~ the most basic health care should not be required to be lead by market forces but by need.

        How the providing of health care ever got linked with “employers and employment” ~~ God if I know! ~ My guess, is because of this attractive huge pile of money that it offered for insurance companies.

        But the problem is ~ everybody ~ needs health care at some point ~ the most basic care. ~ Employment has nothing to do with this need.

        Not to mention the fact ~ that millions of American’s that ARE employed ~ or work for themselves ~ still find themselves outside this closed circuit of employer based insurance coverage and their government subsidies. ~

        They stand on the outside and are looking in ~ and pay for medical care out of pocket. ~ Which is okay ~ if it wasn’t for the inflated prices of medical care that is soo ~ very TOP HEAVY by the administration cost associated with medical insurance.

        When a ride to the emergence room cost $350.00 ~ we can pay.

        When treating a broke leg cost $6500.00~ we can pay.

        but when these cost jump up over $10,000.00 the ability to pay get much harder.

        I don’t think that the “Affordable Health Care Act” aka Obama Care is or should be the final solution. ~ but it’s got the ball rolling ~ and brought forward the disparity and the dysfunctional aspect of what millions of working Americans was having to live with ~ while a few million well employed American health care was being subsidized by the taxpayers that didn’t enjoy such good fortune and could not see any change to their favor.

    • $23331171

      Why only 18 trillion? Why not 180 trillion? Bernanke will print the money out of thin air anyway. . . It’s only a matter of time until they do.

      They should shut down ALL the unconstitutional, illegal, criminal alphabet soup federal agencies. Starting with TSA, EPA, DHS, ATF, FBI and so on. Then, sell their buildings and summarily execute ALL its employees… Instant balanced budget.

      Only then, we can restore the Republic.

      • Motov

        You certainly got that right

      • Deerinwater

        Are you for Carolina?

        • $23331171

          I am for Bois de Justice. . .

          • Deerinwater

            1889: Auguste Neel, on St. Pierre

            August 24th, 2012 Headsman

            On this date in 1889, the only guillotine execution in North America took place on the tiny French remnant colony of Saint Pierre, just off Newfoundland.

            August(e) Neel had capped a Dec. 30, 1888 drinking binge with fellow fisherman Louis Ollivier by breaking into a boat captain’s cabin they expected to find empty. Instead, they found the armed captain ready to defend himself … so they overpowered him and stabbed him to death.

            And then, for some reason — “because we were sloshed and we wanted to find out how much fat the old seadog had in his body,” Neel told the court — the murderous sots dismembered the body.

            While the murder was not particularly premeditated, it occurred during a perceived crime wave, and the post-mortem butcher’s act really grossed out the court. (They probably also didn’t do themselves any favors at the bar by having attempted to sail to Newfoundland.) All in all, a prime case for example-setting: Neel, as the lead culprit in the caper, was sentenced to the worst example possible. His partner got 10 years at hard labor.

            Now, St. Pierre hadn’t had an execution and didn’t have the infrastructure for it. But French law didn’t let the locals in far-flung islands just do a practical straightforward thing like hang a bloke or shoot a bloke. And it wouldn’t do to have the colony send Neel somewhere where executions were a done thing. It was there in black and white that executions had to be conducted by guillotine,near the site of the crime. And so an old spare guillotine was disassembled, boxed up, and shipped up to St. Pierre from Martinique, expressly to sever Neel’s head.

            Neel seems to have been the calmest man on the island, almost philosophically indifferent to the the head-chopper. The community he had aggrieved could not say the same: St. Pierre had to recruit a local petty criminal to serve as executioner, and the guy was so ostracized that he left for France afterwards. They hadn’t thought through the execution procedure to determine who would give the order to drop the blade, so after an uncomfortable pause, Neel himself shouted at the executioner to do it. By the time it hit bottom, human flesh was left grotesquely clinging to the dull imported blade.

            The prosecutor vowed in the face of this dog’s breakfast never to seek another death sentence.

            Never used again, this infamous device remains in St. Pierre to this day. It can be seen there behind the stairs at the Musée de l’Arche.

          • $23331171

            Good to know: Aristocrats. . .Bureaucrats. . . Same parasites. . . Same cure!

            Do you suppose they are willing to rent it? We can fit it with a fine 440c American made blade!

          • LINDITA

            AS PEOPLE, PREDATORY TRIBE GREEK CANNOT TELL AMERICANS WERE ARE THE WALNUTS?…WE KNOW BETTER THAN RACISTS…..LA,LA,LA….

          • LINDITA

            AS PEOPLE, YOU NEED TO KEEP PORK PIE HAT. THIS IS TRIBE’S HAT. DON’T JUMP IN OTHER CULTURE!

  • laura merrone

    “…he’s been working for the Democrats all along” is probably true. He certainly didn’t come across as much of a small gov’t conservative during his campaign and of course the press tried to destroy him every chance they got.

  • Nancy

    I’d take Romney any day over what we have! What we have hates America–at least the Romneys love our country. I’m not a Morman, but I don’t think they hate our country like the muslims do.

    • Deerinwater

      O is not an Muslim, ~ Muslim is not a gene trait, only a belief.

    • Robbie

      The President is a Christian. Mind you he is also an educated, enlightened man so he probably considers most aspect of religion to be a crock.

  • Warrior

    Existing “entitlement” programs are fairing so well, let’s have some more. DEFUND NOW! Don’t buy into any false argument not to. There hasn’t been one positive out of this program to date and there aren’t going to be any. A free supply of “pills”? Are you fricking kidding?

    • Motov

      Especially when everybody wants to opt out, It was a pile of feces when it got conceived, It is still a pile of feces, and that will never change.

  • oat21

    Romney should crawl back into his hole, who cares what he says now, he lost the election and by doing so sent this great country into a downward spiral with a left wing commie president. We need unity and to unite the Republican, Conservative, Tea Party, Libertarian and Independent Parties of AMERICA to defeat these left wing commies……. We don’t need his ridiculous criticisms to separate true Americans. Romney, please crawl back into your hole if you have nothing positive to say that will unite us.

  • jaybird

    The “Old Guard” needs to step back and follow the true Conservatives. I guess they are afraid because of the “bribes” that they have taken, and the promises of “if you vote for this, I will vote for your bill”. Cruz, Paul, Lee, Trey Gowdy, Amesh and a few others are the way of the new Republican party now. We just need to try and campaign for others in our states to replace the stuck in the mud Repubs.

  • Jeff Noncent

    the truth will come out because when a person said they are conservative what does it mean to be a conservative? here is Romney Ran as a republican and now he turn his back on the Republican what’s wrong with this picture?

  • LINDITA

    AS PEOPLE, WE WON’T TO HEAR ROMNEY’S VOICE FOR A GOD OR, BAD.

    • Deerinwater

      won’t or want?

      • LINDITA

        WON’T IS VERY CLEAR. DON’T FORGET A MAGNIFYING-GLASS!

  • LINDITA

    AS PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE THAT HATE THIS COUNTRY ARE “TROUBLEMAKERS” ROOT IN TRIBE GREEK. NOTHING HAVE TO DO WITH A MUSLIM, WHITE, BLACK, LATIN, ARAB OR OTHER NATIONALITY. HIDING BEHIND THEORY FIGHTING BETWEEN MICE HAS A PROFIT MALE CAT(TRIBE).

  • Fedup

    Do you think “the people of the nation” are happy now, Mitt?!
    Don’t you think “our party” has already suffered in the last 2 elections, Mitt?!
    Give me a frigging break – cut the head off of this damn thing with any tool you’v got!

    • Deerinwater

      Clue please , which head ? ~for there seems to be many.

  • tncdel

    Romney is a mixed bag. On some things, like on business and turning our economy around, as well as on how to deal with illegal aliens, Romney is quite right. But on others he is clueless. It’s up to us to sort things out, but don’t reject what Romney says that is on point.

    Like how Romney said we should make things as tough as possible on the illegals so they’d self-deport back to Mexico, etc. at their own expense. Romney’s view on how to turn around the economy is also correct.

    • Deerinwater

      So how do we make it tough as possible? ~

      Make them work the jobs few else wants and pay them the least , break up family units and ship them off to border towns and dump them out? Make them afraid to go out for fear of being captured and caught and just disappear leaving wives and children behind to depend on the benevolence of the community.?

      I guess we could sell them or beat them ? or is that illegal?

    • lokiswife

      Romney would have been better heading up some of those bloated government agencies weeding out the pork and waste, axing deadwood managers and other inept people and forcing the agencies to live on a budget like the rest of us have to.

  • Deerinwater

    Mitt Romney; “We cannot change policy to follow popularity; in the end, right prevails,” he said. “We can change policy if new information shows us that we were wrong-of course, that’s part of staying smart.”

    How did this man ever get at far as the city limits? gee?

    He has to run in “special” circles. Wise for him to stay there.

  • Ibn Insha

    He has been working for Democrats all along. He just does not know that.

    • Deerinwater

      Well ? He was affordable ! ~ not to mention financed by the RNC .

      Are you folks going to let that happen again? ~ I certainly hope not, I enjoy options.

      Mitt’s good with money! ~ That’s what he said, as he asked us for our vote~

      I always believed him and now you can too.

  • Robbie

    Mitt’s BACK? Wow. Will he run again? That would be fun to watch. But I want Rick Perry to try yet again. It’s so fun listening to him trying to get a sentence out and not even knowing what state he’s in. Looks like it could be a repeat of the GOP clown show from last time! Hillary will be your next President – she’s actually ahead in the polls IN GEORGIA (!) against Gov. Chritsy. Amazing.

  • Bob in Florida

    This is ‘another’ clue of what we’ll be getting from the Republican Party in the next election! Just like the mainstream Democrats, the mainstream Republicans only hear what they want to hear.

    We either start now to identify and sponsor candidates (that’s writing to them and, unfortunately, sending them money) that appear to be willing to stand up for ‘true conservative’ principles. I say “appear” because we always run the risk of backing another Rubio, who said all the right things, but when push came to shove, showed that he wasn’t really for the same things we are.

    I’m afraid the only path left to us is to spin off into a third party. That is going to weaken the Republican Party for awhile (as if it is not weak enough already) until we can build an organization that can compete for voters, money (both individual and corporate), media coverage, and credibiity. This trying to compete with the establishment Republicans for ‘a seat at the table’ is not working, and just wasting time until we get where we need to be. We are going to have to take a few steps backwards, and regroup, to be able to move forward.

    This all has to start at the Local and State level. It is imperative that we pay attention to the people seeking office at those levels. It is hardest there because they usually have no ‘track record’ on which to base an evaluation. It takes a lot of questioning and some ‘gut feeling’ at those levels. The only thing we can do is give it our best shot and hope we get more right than we get wrong.

    But we have to start now!