Feb 29 2012

Stuck With Mitt – For Now

Published by at 9:40 am under 2012 Elections,All General Discussions

Mitt Romney pulled out a weak win in Michigan last night. So that means we are stuck with him as the GOP candidate against Obama.

I don’t need to emphasize how underwhelmed I am. I was happier with the McCain selection in 2008 – and I was not thrilled then either.

Mitt has no more Mulligans. None.

I repeat: He has no more Mulligans.

One misstep and many independents, tea partiers and others will determine that a neutered Obama facing a GOP controlled Congress (with subpoena power) is far more preferable than a big-government Romney.

Here is the list of Must Not Do’s  Romney has to abide from here on out or he will lose to Obama:

  1. Never give an inch to the human-created Global Warming nonsense. Promise to over turn all the regulations calling CO2 a pollutant, close down CO2 exchanges, end all Green subsidies and tell the EU no US company is paying their stupid green taxes.
  2. Open up all areas of the US to oil and gas exploration and production. Hold companies to those environmental laws that make sure exploiting our resources do not harm are national treasures, overly impact animals and plants or do harm to humans. We have these rules already so this should not be a challenge.
  3. Overturn ObamaCare. If you want to keep some pieces force them to be revoted into existence. Make sure we now the pros and cons of any holdovers.
  4. Cut spending now (not in 5-10 years). And no net tax increases anywhere. No new revenues unless it is 100% offset by closing down existing streams. Government may only shrink – not grow.

These are his 4 weakest areas and the ones I doubt the man can hold to. But he must abide by these boundaries to win. They are also non-negotiable. He best stop rationalizing and excusing. This is what he must promise.

If he slides even a fraction on any of them, or hints at any wiggle room or gray area, or  appears to be just giving lip service so he can explore beyond these boundaries when elected, he will not be elected. I promise you that.

It will be far better and easier to block a President Obama on all fronts with a GOP Congress (and real investigations into his administration’s screw ups) than to have Romney come in, give a blanket amnesty to the prior President’s sins and then demand fealty from HIS GOP Congress. Our Imperial President needs to be Imperial only when cutting the size of government and doing The People’s bidding. No playing with government. He needs to oppose out of control government on every front.

Government has to be the solution of last resort. Closing down useless, wasteful and corrupt government can take the time required to minimize or avoid hurting those simply doing their jobs or those who need to break their government support addiction (those who truly need it will always be covered). But a GOP president in this day and age cannot slip up and start imposing his warped version of government intrusion using the powers that now exist.

And there better not be a hint of crony capitalism and lining of pockets. None.

If he remains true to these conditions he will win. He steps one inch out of line he will lose.

95 responses so far

95 Responses to “Stuck With Mitt – For Now”

  1. WWS says:

    oh gawd – I’m sorry, but Sherrif Joe (who I like, btw, and my parents who live in his jurisdiction like him too) has really jumped the shark with this one. The problem is simple: Arizona officials do *not* have the right to challenge the findings of officials in other states, acting in their official capacity. If Hawaii says that a birth certificate is authentic, our federalist system *Requires* Arizona to recognize that finding, no matter how much they dislike it. Arizona may NOT “investigate” Hawaii state officials, and they’re going to get an injunction slapped on them by a federal court real fast if they try.

    Say, just for the sake of argument, that the allegations are true. Even then, it HAS to be investigated by either Federal officials or Hawaii state officials. Arizona officials may NOT do it.

    This is such a basic matter of law that it’s shocking that they’re ignoring it. I’m sorry, but just because Obama is a wannabe dictator who dances on top of the Constitution doesn’t mean it’s acceptable in any way for Sherrif Joe to do the same thing. If he has this little disregard for the actual law, he should resign his office.

  2. Redteam says:

    I saw that story earlier but didn’t read it. Now I have and:”They said state law does not require proof of your social, your date of birth, or even your name. But they said what this man did is voter fraud.”
    I think that is absolutely hilarious. registering a non citizen dog is voter fraud but putting an alien on the ballot is ok? I guess I see their reasoning? don’t I?

    Frogg, If any of your doggies have pups, be sure to get them registered as Repubs.

    jan, you are correct. Just let the Repubs attempt to put Jindal or Rubio on the ballot, you’ll find out how ‘important’ it is…

  3. Redteam says:

    WWS, sorry you’re wrong. First, Hawaii has never certified any birth certificate (all those purported ones are clearly fake) Now, if Hawaii does come out with a valid certified certificate, then what you said applies. but that hasn’t happened as of today.
    “Arizona may NOT “investigate” Hawaii state officials, and they’re going to get an injunction slapped on them by a federal court real fast if they try. ” Arizona has not stated that they plan to investigate anyone in Hawaii, they did say they may ask Hawaii to investigate why they are allowing a fake birth certificate to be falsely represented as valid. I think that is a valid request.
    It’s strange that this is a legal question and you so quickly misunderstood and jumped onto the wrong side. If someone comes into the state of Texas with a car titled in Hawaii and sells it to you and then you find out the title was fake, you damn sure have a cause of action against the crook, IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. That’s what happened here. Someone is representing to the people of the state of Arizona that Obama is a legitimate candidate based on forged documents from Hawaii. They have a cause of action against the crooks in Arizona. They have the right to request whatever information is necessary to prove their case. In this case, IF and WHEN the state of Hawaii mails or delivers to the state of Arizona a Certified Copy of a Legitimate Birth Certificate, then Ariz has to accept it. That hasn’t and will not happen. Hawaii is not interested in the truth getting out.
    WWS, you been locked in that bar again?

  4. MarkN says:

    Romney steals a delegate. Thank you Republican party of Michigan. Plus the theft is is clear view on MSNBC, which is playing it continually.

    Mitt Romeny is a worthless piece of crap. He is a disgrace to the Republican Party. And the worst thing that can happen to this country is to have him be President of the United States.

  5. MarkN says:

    Add insult to injury, Santorum is within 100 votes in CD-5 and may ask for a recount. If he wins CD-5 he will win MI with 16-14 even with the theft of his one delegate.

  6. dbostan says:

    When this primary is done I wonder if there will be any thinking and motivated person left to vote for Romney in the general elections, even if he manages somehow to step over any opponent to the finish line.
    Guess that is what the repubic establishment wanted to do all along.

  7. dbostan says:

    My disgust for Romney and his goons is without limit.
    Even so, I will vote for the schmuck over Obama if that is what it takes to get rid of the WH commie.

  8. lurker9876 says:

    It’s now official.

    Texas primary is May 29. Run off date is sometime in July. We will still have our senatorial district convention on either April 14 or April 21.

  9. lurker9876 says:

    Run off date is July 31st.

  10. ivehadit says:

    “Ask not what the republican candidate can do for you, but what you can do for the republican candidate.” Andrew Breitbart, my hero.

  11. WWS says:

    Redteam, you really should go back and read the Constitution. It’ll be enlightening.

    Article IV – The States

    Section 1 – Each State to Honor all others

    Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.

    (that means the states are not allowed to question the public acts, records, etc of any other state)

    When a Hawaiian official produced the birth certificate and said it was the official record, that became the State of Hawaii’s official endorsement of the record. That’s not a matter of opinion, that’s a matter of legal definition.

    Here’s the official endorsement from the Governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie:


    It doesn’t matter whether or not the certificate is what it says it is, the fact is that Hawaii, through the actions of its officials, has endorsed it. Arizona, and all of that state’s officials, are required to recognize Hawaii’s endorsement under the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution, Article IV, Section 1.

    So Sherriff Joe’s sideshow is just a publicity stunt that will go nowhere. But he knew that from the start.

  12. Redteam says:

    “When a Hawaiian official produced the birth certificate and said it was the official record, that became the State of Hawaii’s official endorsement of the record. That’s not a matter of opinion, that’s a matter of legal definition.” it’s also not a matter of fact. No Hawaiian official has ever certified that document as genuine.

    “Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.”

    WWS, you’re not really serious are you? You are saying that a document forged in Texas bearing a ‘certification’ stamp from Hawaii has to be honored as if from the state of Hawaii.
    You really need to quit getting locked in that bar drunk overnight.

    That would make a forgers heaven wouldn’t it. Just always forge a ‘certified document’ from another state and no one can question it?
    Surely you are joking. Let me put it another way, a forged document is always a forged document and is never legitimate. The purpose of states certifying documents is so that we can believe they are legitimate. If there is ever a legal challenge then the Original document then can be readily compared to the ‘certified’ copy and if it is identical then, no problem.

    So let me fully understand, if the state of Louisiana licenses me to conceal carry full time, then New York City can’t question that?

    Besides, who is paying attention to the Constitution? it quit being relevant when a non natural born citizen usurped the office of president.

    WWS, sometimes you have to apply logic and reasoning (foreign ideas to attorneys, i agree)

    I think you will notice that the forged certification stamp does not have Neil Abercrombie’s signature on it. In fact Abercrombie is on record as saying that no paper document is on file in the state of Hawaii pertaining to Obama’s birth. Apparently you haven’t paid much attention to this subject.

    You really should bone up on facts and give up reading those ‘requirements’ of the constitution. They only apply when it serves your purpose, not when it disagrees.

    When you can prove to me that my concealed carry permit from La is valid in NYC, then I’ll reconsider.

  13. Redteam says:

    WWS, just for the record, I only responded to show how dumb your position is, But I’m sure you don’t believe what you said yourself, I guess you just wanted to take a contrary position and see if you could make a valid argument for something you didn’t believe in. Well, you didn’t succeed.

  14. crosspatch says:

    i just sent Romney $50 of my hard-earned. He’s the best shot we have right now, we need to pull together.

  15. Frogg1 says:

    Wow. I just finished watching the video of the entire press conference. The press was sure hostile in the Q & A. I also thought the part about having various affadavits was interesting. Specifially, the one they mentioned by a retired government employee who was introduced to Obama in the 80’s (at the home of Bill Ayers’ mother) as a foreign student they were trying to get foreign aid for. The investigator also pointed out that the forged date stamp on that selective service card was from around that same period.

  16. crosspatch says:

    Frogg1, got a link?

  17. Layman1 says:

    Now that I’ve kept my head from exploding I’ve got one simple question: “Are you people serious?” Follow this through! Obama’s birth certificatre is a fake. Whay happens next?

    1. Someone in the House has to bring forward articles of impeachment. We remember how well that worked against slick Willie. It would be political suicide in an election year… but just say someone did it and the House leadership went along.

    2. They have to presnet those articles to the President of the Senate (i.e. the Vice President, Joe Biden) who then has to get Harry Reid to schedule a trial. Yeah, that’s going to happen.

    3. Then you have to get the Rinos and the Dems to vote to impeach.

    OK, so you agree that’s not going to work. You could try to get the FBI to investigate (you know, the FBI run by the Justice Dept. and Eric Holder). Or someone could file a lawsuit in the Federal Courts and try to get an expedited hearing. Good luck with that.

  18. Layman1 says:

    I just wish all you birthers would recognize that we’re about 8 months away from an election.

    Be practical! Channel that rage into something useful! Put your time and money and energy into defeating Obama!

  19. Redteam says:

    Layman, you’re right, unfortunately no matter how many times it has been clearly proven, NO ONE HAS CARED. The important thing is to ensure that he’s not re-elected.
    For the record though. Obama can’t legally be impeached, only a legitimate sitting president can be impeached. He would just have to be legally judged to be holding the office illegally and vacate the office. That’s obviously never going to happen because NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE US CONSTITUTION.
    Just curious Layman as to why you want to insult the few people in the country that do seem to believe in the Constitution by calling them birthers? wouldn’t a more appropriate term be patriot? It’s not really a bad thing to believe that there are a lot of good things in this country that are still worth fighting for, and the constitution is one of those. I’m certainly not channeling any rage into the issue, I just wish we could get more patriots to give a damn.