Ya KNOW why? CAUSE even the DEMS voted against IT! Both are retiring. hmmm wonder why? Do your home-frigging-work and tell me why. time's up! because it allowed them to not pass a POS bill while allowing those running for re-election to PANDER to their base and say they TWwww-IED TO PASS IT(WHINE)!
Castle's voting record proves he voted with democrats more than republicans, if it wasn't for our 2 LIBERAL REPUBLICAN Senators from Maine along with Arlen Spector OBAMACARE would NOT have PASSED! Don't give me that driveling crap. Do YOUR homework!
I think Sarah thoughtfully realized that "Crony Capitalism" is for all intense and purposes both parties and to defeat it will take many steps to expose the corruption; and replace it with people like herself in the Senate and Congress, thereby providing the pathway for a true Constitutional Conservative to be elected in the White House by a more broad based and educated Tea Party for 2016. We have a enduring battle in front of us but we must stay focused and stand behind the ideas' that Sarah exemplifies. Prayerfully and with trembling for the sake of our country and our children and grandchildren. God Bless America and the Republic.
Levin is absolutely right!! I'm sick and tired of being told who the Republican candidate will be!! I support Herman Cain!
Actually, there are more Non mormons that like Romney than Mormons...Hence the Frontrunner status. If i'm not mistaken, there's not that many mormons in the U.S. to give him that frontrunner status.
I appreciate the interaction but I never implied that Mormons want to trash the Constitution since almost everyone that I have been exposed to are very patriotic. My big issue reflects a blind following because someone happens to be Mormon, or any other label for that matter, i.e., black, christian, etc. I know of many people in my life without any religious affiliation who have been stellar examples but share the same values. We all know of these kind of special people, who we would trust with our lives.
Actually, none of the candidates are my choice. As I've stated before, Perry, Bachman, Romney, Huntsman, Johnson, Paul, and Newt are professional politicians and they haven't earned my trust. If the write-in vote for Murkowski worked for her election last year, why wouldn't the same hold true for Sarah Palin? Just wonderin'
If Romney or Perry are the nominee DO NOT VOTE. Stay home on election day. We can't send a Mormon anti Christian or a racist secessionist to the White House.
Sarah will not change her mind. She never intended to run. She played us for 3 long years for money and fame. After her branching her last name and and grabbing 12 millions from her supporters she did not even honor her promise to Bob and Mark. This woman is a liar. The Left and the GOP establishment were right. She was never going to run. Get over it!
Let's help Michelle Bachman break that glass ceiling once and for all!
My point is not about the quality and integrity of most LDS members; it's the distorted aspects of the culture related to saving the Constitution and blind allegiance to something that is really not faith based! Many of the financial scams in Utah have been pulled off by those who have misused their church leadership positions or associations.
Mitt Romney will not be the nominee. He will never win Iowa or South Carolina. And even if he wins the nomination he will be crushed by Obama because NOONE will vote for a MORMON.
The nominee will be one of these two: Michelle Bachman or Rick Perry.
Cain will not win Iowa, NH or South Carolina. Cain is a fraud and a clown.
After Diva Palin showed her true colors of just a celebrity money hungry fraud, the GOP has little chances to beat the Messiah.
Sorry Mittens, you are partially right, agj4truth. My personal issues with the LDS Church are irrelevant. I love the LDS people which has been my family for a long time. Just because you can't understand the truth, doesn't mean that it is not true. Bitter? No. Had it with hypocrisy? Absolutely. Crying about a hoax? Nothing I wrote indicated that the LDS Church was a hoax - I used accepted LDS Church quotes.
Do I believe that Romney is "Obama-Lite"? You bet. Actions speak volumes over any words, no matter how smoothly delivered. I personally don't care what someone believes (unless it's Sharia-based religion that is trying to destroy the rest of the world). I do care about the integrity of the Constitution, and exposing the "phonies" that are more interested in furthering their political careers at the expense of the 53%! Now is the time to COMPLETELY vet those who want to represent us. Not after they have driven the train off the tracks.
Exactly! All of these clowns now deriding Mitt Romney as 'not conservative' were the same loudmouths that touted Romney as the 'conservative alternative' to McCain in 2008. These blowhards are so unbelievably full of crap. Last time around they're calling the guy Ronald Reagan, and now he's suddenly Obama Lite? I just don't even listen to these idiots any more. They're all part of the machine.
Mark Levin is a liberal saboteur. Of course he wants a wingnut like Bachman or Santorum to win, because that would seal an Obama victory. Someone give this clown the hook.
Mark Levin is a true patriot. I have more respect for him than any of the other conservative radio celebs combined.
Some may wonder how Romney got the political traction he did to begin with, when no one seemed to take him seriously at all? There is something regarding Romney and his generational membership as a Mormon that I HAVE NOT SEEN ADDRESSED ANYWHERE and that I find troubling. This is not conspiracy. Judge for yourself.
Before I continue, I want to be clear that I bear no ill-feelings towards LDS members (I have family and dear friends who are still active). I made a conscious decision to sever my ties with the church which has nothing to do with my comments here. BTW, I was a convert and member of the LDS Church for 15 years, served a number of leadership positions, and have lived in Salt Lake for the past 10 years, so I have an idea of what I am talking about.
Remember when Romney started his campaign and raised over $10M in ONE-DAY out of Las Vegas? Las Vegas is an LDS stronghold. Though I don't know for a fact, I expect that the majority of volunteers that day, in his giant phone room soliciting donations, were Mormon. In general, Mormons are EASILY INFLUENCED because they are indoctrinated from youth not to question authority, especially church authorities. Due to the closed nature of the Mormon community they are also VERY HIGHLY NETWORKED, which is why Utah is not only the U.S. capital for multilevel companies, but also scams of all kinds. Of course, other groups have been involved in these kinds of activity too, but this in itself is not my point.
Let's forget about the facts that the LDS Church runs Utah government, that the LDS Church has publicly stated that it does not take political sides, yet was instrumental in passing Proposition 8 in California, that the late Ezra Taft Benson, a former prophet, served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under Eisenhower for 11 years, WHILE he was an apostle, and that Utah's Sen Orrin Hatch (another generational Mormon), working on his 7th term is the next GOP in line for Chairman of the Finance Committee (responsible for government spending). Hatch is not the fiscal conservative folks are led to believe. He voted THE SAME AS Olympia Snowe 91.4% of the time (the other times, Snowe took the high road). His record clearly shows that he is anti-liberty and pro-big government.
How many outside of the LDS Church are aware of a prophecy, attributed to the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, that the "Constitution will hang by a thread"?
While Ezra Taft Benson was 13th Church President, a book was published that contains 487 statements about the U.S. Constitution made by him and the 12 Prophets who preceded him. Donald Q. Cannon, the book's editor, wrote in its introduction:
"The idea that the Constitution would one day hang by a thread, first put forth by Joseph Smith, is one of the most interesting and controversial subjects related to LDS teachings about the U.S. Constitution....
"Our study shows that eight modern prophets have made statements about the Constitution's hanging by a thread, and that all eight of them quoted Joseph Smith as well as adding ideas of their own. However, Joseph Smith and the other twelve prophets of this dispensation have all said that AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE THE CONSTITUTION WOULD BE IN JEOPARDY, AND IT WOULD BE RESCUED BY THE ELDERS OF ISRAEL." (Latter-day Prophets and the United States Constitution, Donald Q. Cannon, ed., Provo, BYU Religious Studies Center, 1991, xii-xiii.)
One of many links at http://ndbf.blogspot.com/2011/05/ldsliving.html
My main point is that Mitt Romney (along with Orrin Hatch and other phony conservatives are ELDERS OF ISRAEL -- meaning LDS priesthood holders). As a bizarre side note: our buddy Dingy Harry is also an Elder of Israel! Whether this controversial quote is entirely accurate or not is immaterial. The fact is that since it has been entwined in the LDS culture for so long, it is basically accepted among the membership as true who, in turn, feel that they are part of fulfilling this prophecy -- a very powerful tool!
Sadly, like many in the general public, most LDS members are clueless as to who MITT ROMNEY really is, and what he stands for.
Draw your own conclusions.
I enjoyed hearing this, but I think Romney is the best candidate by far. Cain is my next choice, although I don't think 9-9-9 completely stood up under the limelight Bachmann shone on it. Do we really want to give Pelosi and company a new tax pipeline? Just because a President Cain would not sign any legislation that would raise that rate, he would not be President forever. Obama would raise a national sales tax in a second.
I am not against a national sales tax if we eliminate the income tax, permanently, but I agree with tax attorney Bachmann that we should be cautious here.
Mitt is honest. He honestly wants to help all 300 million Americans by fixing the economy. He'll probably do it for free, as he served as Governor for free and CEO of the Olympics for free. He's a true public servant. Not everyone wants to hear that.
Some people quietly wonder about the prospect of having a Mormon in the White House. In my view, Mormons are known for three things: Integrity, family, and industry. You could throw polygamy in there, but no Mormon has practiced polygamy since 1898.
You could be mad about RomneyCare, but RomneyCare is not ObamaCare. Chris Christie is right about that. RomneyCare is about personal responsibility. ObamaCare is about federal "responsibility." The entire philosophical framework is different.
Levin here claims RomneyCare had "massive" cost overruns that led to future tax increases of tens of millions of dollars. Seriously? Romney's plan would have had no cost overruns at all, but Dems added about $17 million a year, so yes, it does go over budget by 1.7 of those $10's of millions. Of course, Mitt Romney elimiated a $4 billion budget deficit in Massachusetts and left a $700 million surplus and $2 billion rainy day fund. By my math, even if you leave out the deficit reductions, Mitt has paid for cost overruns for RomneyCare for the next 150+ years, and he did it in a single term as Governor. If as President he is able to cut costs nationally by making health care more market based and competitive (not government run), RomneyCare may actually post a surplus each year in Massachusetts.
I think there are people hungry for leverage against Romney, so they make up intellectually dishonest attacks like RomneyCare = ObamaCare. I admire Chris Christie for pointing this out, and using his good name to defend the truth.
Mitt 2012, Mark.
The GOP Path to nomination according to History: NEXT-IN-LINE:
No need to go that far back. In 2000 the race came down to GW and McCain. McCain would be the 1st runner-up. Fast forward 8 years and we see the race coming down to McCain and Romney. Well McCain being the 1st runner-up from the previous contest is next-in-line. Romney bowed out. Fast forward 4 years, Romney, the 1st runner-up of the previous contest is next-in-line. That is why some in the GOP are calling to wrap this thing up. So move the primaries up. Let's get on with the general.
Advice to Cain. Add another final chapter to your book where you become the 1st runner-up.
I remembered when we gained that one vote in Scott Brown that would prevent filibuster proof majority. How well has that served us? How many times has he sided with the Democrats. He did for the Jobs bill. Did he stop Obamacare? You see, it does matter what breed of Republican is elected.
The TEA PARTY, though not an official party is already affecting changes. When is the last time we had a debt ceiling debate that reached the noise levels as the one we just had? The Republicans raised the same debt ceiling tons of times. The difference this time is the TEA PARTY. Even CNN co-sponsored a debate with the TEA PARTY.So it may not be a rise of a 3rd party, but it may be a transformation of the current GOP. One thing is for sure; the GOP knows that without the TEA PARTY they will lose and continue to lose.
In my opinion, we have thanked Obama for doing damage to the Democrat brand. What is not reported by those on the right, however, is that he has also done damage to the GOP brand. The proof of this is that no matter how terrible a job Obama does, the Republicans are not running away with approval. Only the TEA PARTY prevented a total collapse of the brand in 2010. I don't think the GOP has much of an influential future. I think they are about to go the way of the Whigs.
That is simple. McCain had a record of crossing the aisle to side with the Democrats. He has often been dismissive of conservatives. Romney, was to the Right of McCain. That is why many on the right supported Romney, including me.
But the GOP has this thing called "next in-line". As you remember, McCain was beaten by GW. It was a nasty campaign in 2000. But that made him the next in-line. Now that McCain has been nominated in 2008, the 1st runner up, who is Romney, is the next in-line. So no matter how great Cain or anyone else does, he will never ever get the nomination. Romney will be it.
Why would they do that? I agree with you that Palin doesn't care what the Republican leadership thought of her. And I am sure by the history, after she was discarded after 2008 and when they did not credit her for the gains in 2010 she knew there was no support coming from them. It was not a matter of whether they should bend over, it was a matter of what they have already done. She was the only political figure who stared down Union protesters in WI. Where was that mighty Republican leadership? She knew she was pretty much on her own. BUT BUT, you still have those silly Republicans like Newt dropping her name every chance he gets. Apparently, he is looking for her support.
strip tease???? can't hide that inner boy can't you? The Republican leadership, genius, has only been pumping one candidate and that is Romney. When Perry came on the scene and began to peel off support from Romney, the Republican leadership went for Christie. Then Perry began to open his mouth and he started to decline. Christie announced he is not running. Romney is the de facto next in line. GW was not a true conservative and he grew the gov't. The next in line will continue to grow the gov't. Both parties have their useful idiots.
Not sure what book of how politicos must behave you are reading. What about Mike H or Rick Santorum? Since you seem to know so much about what is going on behind the scenes, who did they consult before going on tv and radio?
Ha ha, did you read what you write? "Romney could be a good president if the Republican Congress has the guts to stand up against him and keep him from his liberal ways. (as opposed to what they did with Bush)" - So a good presidency with Romney would require Congress saving him from his liberal self. This is the type of pretzel logic that is running through the GOP today. I am going to start a petition for the two parties to switch party icons. A Jackass clearly fits the GOP more than it does the Dems.
Dude calm down and take something. Your PDS is flaring up something terrible. Since when is a private citizen supposed to check in with the party heads on their every move? Did Mike Huckabee check in? About Rick Santorum? Any info on whether he checked with the party on his radio and tv gigs?
As to that Tucson shooting, you are blaming the victim. Did any in the Republican field defend her? Was she just supposed to shut up or as you suggest, tell the Republicans she is about to defend her self?
Along with Reid, two Democrats broke ranks and voted against the jobs bill, Sen. Jon Tester of Montana and Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska. - I don't think Castle, who lost to O'Donnell who lost to the bearded Marxist, would have made a difference.
A Republican senate will fix him. I am not voting for any more RINO's. The GOP wants to pick the nominee, then they can get them in office without my help.
Why would Gov. Sarah Palin need to talk to any Republican leaders about her plans? LOL...like they care. And how do you know she didn't? And how could she quit something when she never announced she was running? You have Palin Derangement Syndrome. She's not running you got your wish now find someone else to bash.
People who couldn't support Romney last week and were "dying" to have (their sole hero) Christie enter the race, have SUDDENLY decided Romney is a done deal?
Whatever was wrong with Romney last week is STILL wrong with him.
BTW, Romney will sure look cute in his Hallowe'en costume....dressed up like a conservative.
I agree with your comments except for the last sentence. She did not just quit. Yes she said it was family, but heck, her family has been in this game all their lives. The GOP never supported her. They moved up the primaries. She would be a force against Obama, but not against her own party and Obama. Her PAC only has 1 million. If the GOP is against her, that would put most of the financial burden on the people. I think she was either told that much or she knew that is what would happen. Think about it, how many in the GOP asked Christie to reconsider his decision? Now compare that how many calls from the GOP have been made for Palin to reconsider.
The GOP believes that 2010 and even the election of a Republican governor in NJ, Scott Brown in MA, etc. happened because of the great policies of the Republicans. These people dismiss the Tea Party as a bunch of nuts. But without the Tea Party, Obama would have made conservatism an idea of the past.
Go Mark Go. We need a candidate with conservative values. Yes, Christie is an establishment politician. He hasn't done anything conservative or for conservative reasons. If Cain cannot win then he won't win - should he NOW take his toys and go home crying because some pundits think he isn't electable - I don't think so.
I think I heard that statement in 2010, about alot of candidates that are now congressman. Let's keep our heads - and push these candidates to listen to our demands.
Oh Yeah - don't forget that Christie endorsed Castle in Delaware. Why would we want a Liberal Republican to drive our country into a wall? We want a Conservative Republican to put the BRAKES ON!
Romney will lose in Nov. 2012. The Ron Paulites and many conservatives will refuse to vote for another liberal Republican. That could mean possibly 2 more supreme court appointments. Our Constitution will die and so will America.
Mitt Romney is going to be a GREAT PRESIDENT!!! I support you Mitt as a tea party member. Mitt Romney supporters need to have more guts like Chris Christie to stand boldly by the best candidate to bring this country out of crisis. Go Romney 2012 :) Levin is not always right in his analysis. And when he complains that it's the media that's deciding who the candidate is, he's wrong, it's the American people who are participating in the polls. I will not let ANYONE choose for ME!! NOT THE MEDIA, NOT THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT, NOT LEVIN, NOBODY!! I do my own homework and think for myself. Sorry Levin, you can't choose for me either. Go Romney 2012! Woot woot!
Sorry, but I have to disagree with you...Obama has accelerated Agenda 21 from about the 50% mark to the 95% mark...with the timeline to close the lid on America as we know it by Nov. 2012. If you are not familiar with Agenda 21, I woudl suggest you get REAL familiar...real fast!!! (and its educational companion THe Earth Charter...and who wrote and implemented it all thru the United Nations--The Club of Rome. enclosed are links to all 3:
Mark Levin is an ignorant, bigoted fool. Pretty much anything he says is dead wrong. I feel sorry for the people who are brainwashed by his idiocy.
I may not agree with Levin about everything, but, take a step back and watch the establishment line up behind Romney. This morning here in Illinois, Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the House, is supposed to announce his endorsement for Romney. Roy Blunt and Mel Martinez have already endorsed Romney. I know that George Will says there is no Republican establishment anymore, but, look at the names and you will see a bunch of life long politicians who have made their lives and fortunes "working for the people." Do yourself and your country a service and find out who these people are what their aspirations are for the country. We are paying the cost of not doing that in 2008, lets make sure it does not happen again.