If Romney is the best the GOP has to offer, who needs the GOP?

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I'm truly sorry to say this, folks, but Willard Mitt Romney sucks lemons:
Collaboration in Massachusetts was possible, Romney told business leaders in Salem, because he didn’t attack lawmakers from the other party as “a bunch of Neanderthals.”…

“I worked with [former Massachusetts Sen.] Ted Kennedy, for Pete’s sakes,” Romney said in Concord, noting that they disagreed on “almost everything.”

One issue that Kennedy and Romney worked closely on was legislation expanding healthcare coverage in Massachusetts. He recalled, to laughter, that at the ceremonial signing of the Massachusetts healthcare law, the Democrat had joked that when he and Romney agreed on a piece of legislation “it proves only one thing – one of us didn’t read it.”

“The truth was we had both read it and we’d found some common ground,” Romney said, “and I think that has to happen in Washington.”
Old Uncle Ted was right. As a purported alternative to statist busybodies like Teddy Kennedy and Barney Frank, Willard Mitt had no business signing the prototype for Obamacare into law. But Romney is proud to say that he did, and the subsequent failures of RomneyCare are well documented.

As America hobbles away from the legislative fallout of the Democrats' supermajority control of Washington, two thirds of the voters see that the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction.

What's wrong? The biggest problem facing America today is the malignant growth of government. (Our withering economy is perhaps the most notable symptom of that problem.)

The last thing the Republican Party needs is a nominee for the President of the United States who reflects fondly on his cozy affiliation with the patron saint of metastatic government and who looks forward to playing footsie with congressional Democrats.

I have news for Mitt Romney: The Tip O'Neills of 2011 are no longer members of the Democrat Party.


Hardcore liberal progressive Obamacare-loving statists love Romneycare. Naturally.


  1. IMHO Romney hasn't a prayer... the only reason he's where he is today in the polls is that the conservative vote is split between a number of other candidates

    Wait till a couple of them drop out... and Bachmann and/or Palin rip Mittens to shreds in the debates, he simply can't defend his past

    And I do agree RK that we don't need a party that would give us this... I would go independent in protest if it's Romney, and the RNC needs to know that I'm not the only one

  2. I hope you're right, RR. We have to beat Obama, but we can't afford an "Obama-lite"

  3. One of the rationales for Romneycare (and its clone Obamacare), was that if everyone were insured, there'd be less need for the more expensive ER care the uninsured seek out, which would produce cost savings. However, studies have shown that ER usage was high and stayed high under Romneycare, even after virtually everyone in the state was covered.


  4. With Romney, who needs the GOP? Heck, with Romney, who needs an Obama 2nd term because that is exactly what he would be. This would make my worse fear about each president since Reagan have been progressively worse than their predecessor to continue. With Obama, we know who our enemy is and have GOPer's resisting him and the leftist in congress as it was during the first 2 years, though in vain. With Romney, he could get the congressional Repubs to all act like the RINO he is, at least that is what is past record demonstrates, and basically give the leftist absolutely no resistance at all to their agenda. Like with the Borg, resistance will be futile. Which, in my opinion makes Romney the most dangerous candidate out there. The truth is our Republic's survival is at stake and though we can't afford BO 2, aka Carter 4, the great stink. We can afford even less the far more dangerous RINO 3 (as Bush was a RINO for the most part), the gorging of America.

  5. I'm going libertarian ticket if Romney is the nominee. If the GOP is stupid enough to nominate him they deserve whatever they get.

  6. I suggest adding pollinsider.com to your blogger list. Mitts will be the nominee unless Palin runs which she will do.
    Not announcing is great cause it lets the field kill itself off except for Bachmann who is following Palin's curtesy. But she can't win as Poll Insider demonstrates.
    I din't vote for McNasty, I voted for palin, but no more rinos.

  7. In the general election, I think I'm going to stick with my plan to vote for the candidate who has the best chance of beating Obama, even if that candidate is a GOP nominee that I don't like. But those of us who are fed up with statism need to work hard to stop Romney in Iowa and New Hampshire.

  8. I'm with you, RK. Work like hell to get the best candidate in the primaries, so we won't need to hold our noses when we vote in 2012.


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