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Old 06-09-2011, 02:57 PM   #601
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Calm down Rush-next week Mitt could say the earth is getting colder and humans have nothing to do with it. Depends upon the poll numbers I don't think Rush understands climate change.


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Last week, Mitt Romney rolled out his formal announcement about his presidential ambitions and was met with a torrent of criticism from fellow candidates, other non-candidates, outside groups, and failed Senate candidate Joe Miller, for some reason. For the most part, the internecine opposition has focused on the fact that Mitt Romney invented "Obamacare" in Massachusetts. But Romney's enjoying a break from all of that this week. Now everyone is mad at him for his position on climate change!

And what is that position? Well, it's pretty prosaic:

ROMNEY: "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.

"It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."


Romney also said some rather ordinary things about energy efficiency:

ROMNEY: I also want to see us become more energy efficient. I’m told that we use almost twice as much energy per person as does a European, and more like three times as much as does a Japanese citizen. We could do a lot better. I’d like to see our vehicles, and our homes, and our systems of insulation and so forth become far more efficient. I believe that we have a role in trying to encourage that to happen.

As Mother Jones' Kate Sheppard points out, back in 2008, it was pretty ho-hum to hear a GOP candidate say stuff like this, but now, "conservatives have declared Romney's statement to be 'political suicide.'" Today's Washington Post contains much the same message:

So far, Romney’s reviews from the right are not positive. His views about climate change in particular put him at odds with many in his party’s base.

“Bye-bye, nomination,” Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday on his radio talk show after playing a clip of Romney’s climate remark. “Another one down. We’re in the midst here of discovering that this is all a hoax. The last year has established that the whole premise of man-made global warming is a hoax, and we still have presidential candidates that want to buy into it.”

Then came the Club for Growth, which issued a white paper criticizing Romney. “Governor Romney’s regulatory record as governor contains some flaws,” the report said, “including a significant one — his support of ‘global warming’ policies.”
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Wire services reporting Newt's campaign higher-ups are all resigning


Maybe he has some dirty pix/tweets. Please God NO
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Oh, Rush... my lovable butterball idiot
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I am not going to be too proud of my state and who they choose as the top candidate.....Iowa used to be a pretty liberal state, but seems more and more we're turning into a Southern state in regards to social issues.

We elect a former Gov, and a majority of R's back to the state to try and fix the economy and all we talk about is gay marriage and guns.

I just don't understand why homosexuality is so fucking important when thousands of people don't have jobs. But it's this way on our nation's capital as well. Cut spending for programs that can help the poor, elderly, and minorities.....promote the Bible!
It must be something in the water because that is identical to MN.

(save having Dem. Gov. though, praise be)
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ROMNEY: I also want to see us become more energy efficient. I’m told that we use almost twice as much energy per person as does a European, and more like three times as much as does a Japanese citizen. We could do a lot better.

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Well, that's only because all of Europe is living under Sharia Law and their freedoms - things like incandescent light bulbs - have been taken away from them by Muslims. Right?
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I caught some of Romney on Piers Morgan - CNN

and he seemed pretty reasonable, I can see him getting a good share of independents. and the GOP will galvanize for anyone but Obama.
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and the GOP will galvanize for anyone but Obama.
Yes, they will galvanize, BUT will they head to the polls? Just look at 2004.
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i think, as of right now, Romney is their best general election candidate. and i would be okay with that. he's not a lunatic like Palin or a manchild like Bush. he's an oil slick, sure, but there are worse things.

but it's getting through the primaries. and, gurrrl, Palin is going to go after himmmm ....
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The most important phrase there is "as of right now." Let's not forget how the presidential campaign irrevocably changed John McCain.
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Eh, I don't think it changed him. I think it just washed away the glossy cover he'd managed to keep on earlier.
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It'll be Rick Perry

Other names not mentioned yet, don't forget to consider Tim Pawlenty, Bobby Jindal and Jeb Bush.
After I made the mistake of predicting the candidate way too early and daily study of political landscape I have now come to the conclusion that you are right on the money here! If Perry decides to run he will be the nominee. This guy fits the "next Ronald Reagan" mantle that Republicans are so desperate for perfectly...and he's NOT Mormon!!!
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Good. Then we can have weekly national prayers for Jesus to fix our economy rather than any real person(s) try.
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After I made the mistake of predicting the candidate way too early and daily study of political landscape I have now come to the conclusion that you are right on the money here! If Perry decides to run he will be the nominee. This guy fits the "next Ronald Reagan" mantle that Republicans are so desperate for perfectly...and he's NOT Mormon!!!
Will someone who actually spoke about secession be excepted by the GOP as a whole?

Will someone who spoke out against the stimulus and then turned around and used it to balance the state's budget be embraced by conservatives?

Will someone who signed a law that middle school girls get a controversial vaccine get supported by the sciene denying right?

We shall see

They will endorse his record on highest polluting state in the US. They probably like the fact that he more than likely executed an innocent man and then stepped in to stop the investigation. And he still supports anti-soddomy laws so he's got a lot of votes there...
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