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Republican Party Insanity
Canada Free Press, by Jeff Crouere

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/23/2014 10:06:11 AM

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein Unbelievably, the drumbeat is beginning for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to run for President a third time. The man who lost twice for President is now being encouraged by many party leaders to give it another try. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) recently told MSNBC, “I think he’s proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to be in the camp that thinks he’s actually going to run and I think he will be the next President of the United States.” Chaffetz is not alone; commentator Ann


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/23/2014 10:22:47 AM     (No. 9977645)

Quote "The bottom line is that Romney cannot win. He does not unite the wings of the Republican Party and is not an effective candidate to reach Independent voters."

Pretty much sums it up.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/23/2014 10:33:08 AM     (No. 9977662)

Cue up the tantrum blaming conservatives for Romney losing in 2012. Can the conservatives on this forum who didn´t vote for him in 2012 please identify themselves so that the establishment can blame them specifically rather than blaming us all?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/23/2014 10:42:01 AM     (No. 9977673)

Mittens - - the new Harold Stassen, Adlai Stevenson, Norman Thomas, and William Jennings Bryant.

The men who ran for the sake of running. But they filled a very useful purpose. In every election - - someone has to lose.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: caddyjak, 8/23/2014 10:48:17 AM     (No. 9977679)

And don´t you dare mention the word "Huessain or muslim or phoney birth certificate or phoney social security number or phoney draft registration or law licenses canceled or gay activities or too much golf or squandering billions on family travel & entertainment or etc., etc., etc.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/23/2014 10:52:27 AM     (No. 9977683)

Romney is a good man. He is a good husband, father, and grandfather. He is a really good business man. He is a good Mormon.

But he is not a good candidate, a good Republican or a good conservative. I voted for him in 2012, and will vote for him again if he is the candidate in 2016 (though I pray he will not be, because he won´t win again, and the very survival of this nation depends on stopping the Demon-RAT lawless dictatorship at presidency that Øvomit has given us and PIAPS will continue).

The Republicans need a solid conservative that will be willing to fight as dirty as the Demon-RATS require him to. He needs to do whatever it is needed to win, and he cannot fall into the "play nice" trap that the MSM always sets the Republican up to.

I want a Republican that I can be proud and excited to support. I want to vote for the Republican, not just vote against the Demon-RAT, in 2016!!!! With Romney, I would simply be voting against the Demon-RAT again...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 8/23/2014 10:56:30 AM     (No. 9977688)

Hopefully all of us will click "like" to #5

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 8/23/2014 10:58:36 AM     (No. 9977691)

Well stated #5.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 8/23/2014 11:03:46 AM     (No. 9977695)

I like Mitt-- but I am uncertain if even a truly conservative candidate can win again.

The country has become so dependent on the government, the demographics alone are tilted far to the left, and between the leftist media and the constant coverage of non-scandals of anyone with an R by their name versus looking the other way when a democrat is involved in major or minor scandals-- makes me truly wonder if we will ever see true constitutional sanity restored to the White House and Congress.

However, being the eternal optimist -- maybe, just maybe in 2016 the dems will not steal the election and the Republicans will not throw it away.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/23/2014 11:06:24 AM     (No. 9977697)

He´ll get LESS support if he runs in 2016. He´s probably the only one who would lose to Hilary.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/23/2014 11:16:12 AM     (No. 9977713)

What #5 says is incontrovertible and wise. I´m in total agreement. Romney is a good human being but a poor candidate for national office. If the GOP Establishment succeeds in pushing him into the 2016 race, they deserve the electoral extinction coming their way. What´s most unforgivable is that they have no imagination and want to keep treading the same paths until they´re worn slick. As ballplayers are wont to yell from the dugout at a player whose mind isn´t engaged, "Have an idea out there!"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lucky4, 8/23/2014 11:18:46 AM     (No. 9977715)

I will always for the Republican candidate. I hate McCain and I voted for him. Why?
The worst R is better than most of the Democrats. I am not happy at all with the GOP right now, but we do not have a decent 3rd party and look at what the Democrats have done to us.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 8/23/2014 11:19:23 AM     (No. 9977716)

Since WWII:

D Harry Truman, elected once, for his ´second term´.

R Dwight Eisenhower 1953 - 1961
D Kennedy/Johnson 1961 - 1969
R Richard Nixon 1969 - 1974
R Gerald Ford 1974 - 1977
D Jimmy Carter 1977 - 1981
R Ronald Reagan 1981 - 1989
R George H.W. Bush 1989 - 1993
D Bill Clinton 1993- 2001
R George W. Bush 2001 - 2009
D BHO 2009 - (2017)

Notice the pattern?

Only Reagan got the so-called "third term"

For every eight year presidency, it changes party. For Seventy years!

If the republicans do not win the presidency in 2016, IMHO, this will prove there are no legitimate elections.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: crill, 8/23/2014 12:11:48 PM     (No. 9977789)

Ask yourself why so many are now gravitating to Romney, and you´ll realize who is the natural leader of the party. I´m for giving America a second chance to get it right, so Mitt is my choice for 2016. Events have validated his leadership, and proven his competency. It may not be evident here, but the nation is finally waking up to his qualities.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bamboozle, 8/23/2014 12:37:46 PM     (No. 9977823)

When was the last time any of us actually voted FOR a presidential candidate as opposed to voting against the opposition?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/23/2014 12:40:33 PM     (No. 9977826)

#14, in 2012.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/23/2014 12:49:24 PM     (No. 9977840)

I too agree with article and #5. What we are seeing with the polls, the leaks and headlines about Romney is very simple. The establishment is very scared right now. We saw it at the Texas Republican Convention a few months ago. The trial balloons of touting Rubio was a disaster. He crashed and burned. Then there was Jeb and his ridiculous quotes about the noble illegal alien and his total belief in Common Core. The conservatives have spoken loud and clear about these two men. So -- it´s back to Romney. They are pushing this hard. They see we have some true conservatives in the wings and it scares them to death.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chumley, 8/23/2014 1:07:19 PM     (No. 9977860)

The vast majority of us conservatives did not stay home. A few LDotters said they did and I fully understand why, but most of us didnt.
The establishment LDotters told us to vote for Romney and then change the party from the inside. We voted for Romney, and you see what has happened to those who try to change the party.
The painful truth is, Romney lost to the worst president in my lifetime. He lost to a man who´s communist and moslem ties are undeniable. He lost to a man who can´t even prove he´s American or where he went to school. Romney lost to the very man who hates the country that took him in.
Why would it be any different this time?
I know 2012 was Romney´s turn. 1960 was Nixon´s turn also. Sometimes things dont work out as planned by the party bosses.
I´m still in favor of a 3rd party. All freedom loving Americans welcome. Previous political officeholders need not apply for leadership positions.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: North Range, 8/23/2014 1:11:08 PM     (No. 9977867)

Wow! Lot´s of Romney hate here.

That raises the question, are you paid by Obama to run down Romney or are you just a sour ol´ curmudgeon who sat home cause there wasn´t a candidate that agreed with you 100% of the time?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hammock, 8/23/2014 1:17:32 PM     (No. 9977876)

I don´t see any Rommney hate - that´s an exaggeration. All anyone has to do is recall the campaign he ran. Is there any indication he has a plan for a better one?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: doublesharp, 8/23/2014 1:29:44 PM     (No. 9977885)

#18, Romney was a pretty sorry candidate in 2012.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/23/2014 2:01:04 PM     (No. 9977906)

Like #5, I voted for Romney in 2012, and expected, without enthusiasm, for him to win.

He´s malleable, and frankly I don´t like his, "Aren´t I a nice boy," persona.

Unlike #5, I will NOT vote for him again . . . well maybe dog catcher.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/23/2014 2:34:39 PM     (No. 9977938)

A third go round for Romney? I think not. The party system is washed up, and it is time for its decent burial. I favor Dr.Carson´s idea to abolish labels and candidates get to run on their own merits. We could eliminate the sheep-like thinking of party line voting. In fact it is past time for a total reform of congressional process,elimination of arcane procedural rules and the practice of awarding committee leadership positions to the so- called next in line. We need new blood not chosen for us by the media or the beltway establishment.America deserves better representation and less fraudulence.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 8/23/2014 8:34:53 PM     (No. 9978211)

Please tell me which Republican candidate can win in 2016? I´m certain no third party can win.

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