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Editorial: Mitt will be the nominee




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March 14, 2012 | 1,511 views | 18 comments

Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul ... Really? Anyone who thinks that these three have a chance at the Republican nomination is residing in middle earth with those little Hobbit people.

Willard Mitt Romney will be the 2012 Republican nominee.

I say this for several reasons, the most important being he is the one with the money. Most Republicans claim to be conservative and open-minded when, in reality, they are conservative and closed-minded.

You guys like Romney because you think he is the one who can beat President Obama, but is Mitt conservative? He is by far the most liberal soon-to-be-Republican nominee in my 48 years of living.

In fact, I believe Romney is more liberal than Obama, which proves that voting for Romney is about more than fiscal or social ideology!

Romney definitely comes across as a “Pander Bear” and “Flip Flopper”! No matter how you try to slice it, dice it, cover it up, or go into denial, the truth is Mitt is now pandering to the demographic that he thinks will elect him. That demographic is the Anglo male, conservative crowd.

There are so many Romney initiatives that are liberal it was an extremely arduous task figuring out which would be most important to the Republicans that read this. I guess we can start with universal health care or as it should be referred to as “Romneycare”!

As governor of Massachusetts, Romney pushed through an Obama-like universal health-care system. On April 12, 2006, Romney signed the Massachusetts health-care-reform law.

According to Jonathan Gruber, who was the key architect of Romneycare, Obamacare is almost identical, except for one or two inconsequential elements. Ironically, Gruber is also the key architect of Obamacare. For all of you who call the president out for trying to do something about health care, please call out Romney and treat him with the same disrespect and contempt that you do President Obama.

On abortion, Ted Kennedy summed it up best when he described Romney as not being pro-choice or anti-choice, but “multiple choice”! On May 19, 1994, four days after winning the Republican nomination to run against Sen. Ted Kennedy, Romney “came down firmly in the abortion rights camp,” according to a Boston Herald report.

In an interview, Romney voiced support for the “morning after” pill and a federal bill protecting visitors to health clinics from anti-abortion violence. In the 2012 campaign, Romney has repeatedly stated that abortion should be illegal except in the cases of rape, incest, or the health of the mother. So, Romney is pro-life?

On raising the minimum wage two months ago, Romney stated that the minimum wage should be indexed to the rise in inflation. This week, Romney stated there is no need to raise the minimum wage or index it because people that make minimum wage are not really poor.

I am extremely glad that Republicans are so hypocritical as to pick Willard Mitt Romney as their nominee. He is so liberal and has flip-flopped and pandered so much that I can’t imagine any Republican getting real fired up over him. This is a short list of flip-flops and liberal positions of Romney. There are just too many to list. If you really want a reason not to vote for Mitt Romney, I think my mother said it best when she stated: “Just like John Kerry, Romney isn’t one of us!”

In the end, Romney will be the nominee, despite a lifelong pattern of flip-flopping on every issue important to Americans and South Texans. Romney has no intestinal fortitude or willpower to go against the grain of his own party. I can only imagine how his lack of a backbone will show when he is going up against the pressures of the presidency.

Tracy Joseph Bogert, an eighth-generation Texan, resides in Somerset. He is a former media director of the Bexar County Democratic Party, president of the San Antonio Democratic League, president of the South Metro Democrats, and Democratic precinct chair. He was the only male ever to hold office as vice president of the Women’s Political Caucus.
 

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Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 17, 2012 7:41am
 
"China’s massive subsidies and policies to unfairly support its auto parts sector. " Isn't it a sad state of affairs when a communist country like china does more to protect its business sector than the US, which ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
March 16, 2012 3:29pm
 
Yeh Facts, we are all still waiting for the list of differences in the Texas and Indiana Voter ID laws that you referred to in your post on that article. I notice that since you were asked to back up your claim with fact, you ... More ›

 
Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
March 16, 2012 3:16pm
 
Facts can you read? What I quoted was the unemployment (U3) number as of Feb. 2008,4 years ago, which was 4.9%. This came directly from the government numbers on their website. If you have the brainpower to figure out how to ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 16, 2012 12:57pm
 
If you believe that Obama "inherited an economic mess from Bush" and that is why he's been unable to fix it, why then do you blame Reagan for high unemployment in the 80s, who also inherited arguably a far worse ... More ›

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 16, 2012 12:25pm
 
More about the job market: A group of 188 Senators and Members of Congress have sent a letter to President Obama expressing “serious concern” about China’s massive subsidies and policies to unfairly support its auto parts sector.  ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
March 16, 2012 11:00am
 
Publius Valerius Publicola: Check your facts again. 1982, during GOP President Reagan, the unemployment rate was 10.8....So, tell me again why I should vote GOP? OBTW, I don't care how many unemployed persons there out there ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 16, 2012 7:38am
 
" I am a Yellow Dog Democrat and proud of it." Well, at least you are still willing to admit it. But, it is beyond reason why anyone could remain a "proud" Democrat considering what that party has ... More ›

 
Tracy Bogert  
Von Ormy, TX  
March 15, 2012 8:26pm
 
Quoting an unemployment rate of 4.9 is intentionally misleading since it was 7.6% when Obama took office and rising steadily. Also I didn't say I was unbiased I am pretty sure if you look at my credentials (or did you even read ... More ›

 
Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
March 15, 2012 2:39pm
 
U3, official unemployment was 4.9% as of Feb. 2008 and 8.3% as of Feb. 2012. And I thought Obama was running for 5 more years, or was that just a mistake on the teleprompter. It could be 5 more years. This administration has ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
March 15, 2012 1:26pm
 
Yeh. I think we should all sell our homes and all our real estate and put the money in the stock market. As soon as possible.

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