THOMAS SOWELL: OBAMA’S ROTTEN HELD TOGETHER IF YOU DON’T HANDLE IT ROUGHLY……

 

That’s why RINO Republicans, who talk with mumbled mush mouths because they no longer stand for conservative values,….. lose. The string of Republican losers is long. Kick out these consultants and RINOS and steer the Republican party back to its foundations. As my late mother would say, ”crap or get off the pot”.

NOTE: If Romney had taken at least half of the gusto he used against his main Republican competitors in the primaries, and used it against Obama, he might have stood a better chance of painting his rival and win, but like McCain, he took the nice way out and lost big time.

Nice Losers

By Thomas Sowell – November 13, 2012

Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment– nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.

The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran for reelection, George H.W. Bush.

Bush 41 first succeeded when he ran for election as if he were another Ronald Reagan (“Read my lips, no new taxes”), but then lost when he ran for reelection as himself– “kinder and gentler,” disdainful of “the vision thing” and looking at his watch during a debate, when he should have been counter-attacking against the foolish things being said.

This year, Barack Obama had the hard-hitting specifics– such as ending “tax cuts for the rich” who should pay “their fair share,” government “investing” in “the industries of the future” and the like. He had a coherent vision, however warped.

Most of Obama’s arguments were rotten, if you bothered to put them under scrutiny. But someone once said that it is amazing how long the rotten can hold together, if you don’t handle it roughly.

Any number of conservative commentators, both in the print media and on talk radio, examined and exposed the fraudulence of Obama’s “tax cuts for the rich” argument. But did you ever hear Mitt Romney bother to explain the specifics which exposed the flaws in Obama’s argument?

On election night, the rotten held together because Mitt Romney had not handled it roughly with specifics. Romney was too nice to handle Obama’s absurdities roughly. He definitely out-niced Obama– as John McCain had out-niced Obama in 2008, and as Dewey out-niced Truman back in 1948. And these Republicans all lost.

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THE SWING STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA TURNS OUT FOR MITT……..

 

Remember folks, once Mitt is elected, the real battle begins to steer the country away from the precipice it has been heading for well over a couple of decades. Time to relaunch the Reagan Revolution and hold the GOP’s feet to the fire and force the congress and the president to pass legislation that limits government spending to 18-20% of the GDP.

That, more than anything else, will scale back the administrative state and its outside of congress legislation it continuously belches out without any electoral oversight. If you do not want a Brussels-like behemoth lording over you, first vote Romney, then insist on conservate  legislative governance. The expansive welfare state was never an idea promoted by the Founding Fathers.

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ROMNEY LABELS THE ENEMY AS JIHADISTS IN LAST DEBATE………

 

But before president Bush spoke of War on Terror, he spoke about the war on Islamofascism. That was a short lived label, after so much pressure from the Democrats and Muslim groups, he changed it to the innocuous sounding WOT. Obama picked up from there, so much so, that the words Islam and Muslim became alien to the official language describing the enemy.

NOTE: We shall see if Romney, as president, will continue to use these words, with great interest. It will be interesting and telling to see whether the use of jihadists outlasts his first term.

H/T: Fjordman via Jihad Watch & Atlas Shrugs

Romney tags jihadists as enemy, marking shift from Obama, Bush

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney identified “jihadists” as the enemy facing the United States in the Middle East, marking a sharp rhetorical contrast with U.S. defense policy in place since 2001.

“We’re going to have to put in place a very comprehensive and robust strategy to help the — the world of Islam and other parts of the world, reject this radical violent extremism,” Romney said, highlighting the link between Islam and terrorism.

“We can’t kill our way out of this mess … The right course for us is to make sure that we go after the — the people who are leaders of these various anti-American groups and these — these jihadists, but also help the Muslim world,” Romney said.

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ROMNEY CHASTISES OBAMA FOR PUBLICLY WARNING ISRAEL……..

 

 Yet another stark difference between the candidates.

Romney: Israel does not warrant ‘public warnings’

By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
10/20/2012 03:41

In response to American Jewish Committee questionnaire, Republican presidential candidate pledges to support Israel as they weigh “decisions of war and peace” but fails to mention a commitment to a Palestinian state.

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pledged not to issue “public warnings” to Israel as part of the Middle East policy outlined Friday in response to questions posed by the American Jewish Committee.

Both Romney and US President Barack Obama completed the questionnaire, which was posted on the AJC website.

“I do not believe that we should be issuing public warnings that create distance between the United States and Israel,” Romney wrote. “Israel does not need public lectures about how to weigh decisions of war and peace. It needs our support.”

At several points during the Obama administration, senior US officials have spoken of the dire consequences that could result from an Israeli attack on Iran. The instances, widely interpreted as a US warning for Israel not to strike Tehran, have caused tension in the relationship between the two countries.

In his responses, Romney never mentions a commitment to a Palestinian state, though the AJC never asks directly whether each candidate endorses the concept.

Obama, in contrast, wrote that, “The Palestinian people deserve a state of their own.” At the same time, Obama stressed that peace can only be achieved by decisions made by the parties themselves, and that unilateral steps are not the way to get there.

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MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH BY ROMNEY, THAT FIRES ON ALL CYLINDERS……..

 

There is a lot to be said about this speech. I will write more on it tomorrow, but just briefly, he gets it right on so many fronts. The US relationship with Israel, Syria, in that there’s a need to identify the certain groups that share US values first, and then arm them.

He gets it right on Hugo Chavez, that he’s a destabalizing force in the region that’s in need of check mating. And right on a whole range of other issues as well. Read and comment on it.

Mitt Romney Just Hammered Obama On Libya In A Big, Wide-Ranging Foreign Policy Speech

Courtesy of CNN

Republican nominee Mitt Romney gave a highly pumped-up foreign policy speech Monday that hammered President Barack Obama’s foreign policy direction, including his handling of the recent attacks in Libya that left a U.S. ambassador dead.

Here’s the full text of Romney’s speech:

“I particularly appreciate the introduction from my good friend and tireless campaign companion, Gov. Bob McDonnell. He is showing what conservative leadership can do to build a stronger economy. Thank you also Congressman Goodlatte for joining us today. And particular thanks to Gen. Peay. I appreciate your invitation to be with you today at the Virginia Military Institute. It is a great privilege to be here at an Institution that has done so much for our nation, both in war and in peace.

For more than 170 years, VMI has done more than educate students. It has guided their transformation into citizens, and warriors, and leaders. VMI graduates have served with honor in our nation’s defense, just as many are doing today in Afghanistan and other lands. Since the

September 11 th attacks, many of VMI’s sons and daughters have defended America, and I mourn with you the 15 brave souls who have been lost. I join you in praying for the many VMI graduates and all Americans who are now serving in harm’s way. May God bless all who serve, and all who have served.

Of all the VMI graduates, none is more distinguished than George Marshall—the Chief of Staff of the Army who became Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense, who helped to vanquish fascism and then planned Europe’s rescue from despair. His commitment to peace was born of his direct knowledge of the awful costs and consequences of war.
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DURING THE DEBATES, IT WILL BE ROMENY AGAINST A PANEL OF ‘TEAM OBAMA’……..

 

Mitt is going to have to crush them.

Winning the debate does not necessarily gauge who eventually wins the White House, but it helps to provide some needed momentum. It’s all about individual liberty and freedom, vs. big state government and tyranny. It’s an easy choice to make, I just made it a couple of days ago.

Mitt Romney is not going to win the White House if he doesn’t speak in plain terms about the true nature of this election campaign.   

That is, if Romney doesn’t stand up and point out the obvious–that he’s not going one on one with Barack Obama, but rather one on two, with Obama being helped by the Main Stream Media–then he has no chance of rallying the support he needs to win the election. In a football game, a team can’t win if the referees are helping the other team. And in the Romney vs. Obama Bowl, the refs aren’t just calling the plays in favor of Obama; they are out on the field trying to tackle Romney themselves.

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DIRTY JOBS STAR THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND MITT ROMNEY………

 

Welcome aboard!

From Breitbart:

Mitt Romney is getting a little help from a reality show star whose gig aligns perfectly with the candidate’s prime directive.

It’s all about the jobs, or the lack thereof in the Age of Obama.

Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame will campaign with the GOP presidential hopeful starting tomorrow in the crucial state of Ohio.

The Discovery Channel personality and Ford Motor Co. pitchman will offer his support Wednesday to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a public event in Bedford Heights.

Romney’s campaign announced the Rowe endorsement late Monday when confirming Romney’s Cleveland-area itinerary for the final day of a two-day bus tour through battleground Ohio.

ROMNEYS GAVE MORE TO CHARITY THAN THE OBAMAS AND BIDENS COMBINED……..

 

But a real dirty Harry still digs in the heels:

That is usually the case with people who work for a living and believe that helping their neighbor should be done privately, on an individual level and without any fanfare.

More here at the Free Beacon.

GOP CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY TRULY UNDERSTANDS ISRAEL’S PREDICAMENT, STATES IT IN CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER EVENT………

 

Finally a sign of straightforward rational thinking from a presidential contender. 

Video: Republican Mitt Romney lambastes 2-state solution

US Republican presidential candidate filmed at fundraising dinner saying Palestinians “have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace,” adding Iran would use nuclear capability to blackmail US.

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DANIEL PIPES: ROMNEY VS. OBAMA VIS-A-VIS ISRAEL……..

 

I’ll take Romney any day of the week. I already know what Obama has to offer.

Romney vs. Obama vis-à-vis Israel

by Daniel Pipes
National Review Online
September 4, 2012

NRO title: “What the 2012 Election Means for Israel”

“President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus.” That’s what Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for president, said in the high-profile speech accepting his party’s nomination last week, repeating a slang phrase for sacrificing a friend for selfish reasons. Romney had deployed this phrase before, for example in May 2011 and Jan. 2012. This criticism of Obama fits a persistent Republican critique. Specifically, several other recent presidential candidates used or endorsed the same “bus” formulation vis-à-vis Obama and Israel, including Herman Cain in May 2011, Rick Perry in Sept. 2011,Newt Gingrich in Jan. 2012, and Rick Santorum in Feb. 2012.

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MITT ROMNEY DELIVERS SPEECH IN ISRAEL………

 

What a night and day difference to the current occupier of the Oval Office.

Daniel Pipes: Mitt Romney’s Remarkable Speech in J’lem

To step foot into Israel is to step foot into a nation that began with an ancient promise made in this land. The Jewish people persisted through one of the most monstrous crimes in human history, and now this nation has come to take its place among the most impressive democracies on earth. Israel’s achievements are a wonder of the modern world.

These achievements are a tribute to the resilience of the Israeli people. You have managed, against all odds, time and again throughout your history, to persevere, to rise up, and to emerge stronger.

The historian Paul Johnson, writing on the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Jewish state, said that over the course of Israel’s life, 100 completely new independent states had come into existence. “Israel is the only one whose creation can fairly be called a miracle,” Johnson wrote.

It is a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

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ARTHUR BROOKS: TIME FOR MITT ROMNEY TO GET CRASH COURSE IN FREE MARKET COURSE 101……

 

Time for some needed catching up with the basics.

In other words, to know what Ronald Reagan had internalized early on in his political career. It’s one of the big differences between Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romeny, the former had been speaking about the superiority and morality of the free market system for decades prior to his running for the presidency, instead of just learning about it on the stump like the latter.

ARTHUR BROOKS: ROMNEY, GOP MUST MAKE MORAL CASE FOR THE FREE MARKET

American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks is a free-market apostle. And he is convinced that conservatives can win the argument between free markets and statism if they speak about it in unambiguously moral terms.

This is the central point of Brooks’ forthcoming book, The Road To Freedom, which will be released on Tuesday. Multiple Republican operatives and advisers in Washington, D.C. and across the country told Breitbart News the book will be a must-read playbook of sorts for anyone wanting to win the argument against liberals about how the free market system is the most moral system we can have to ensure fairness and opportunity, and to lift people out of poverty.

And after Mitt Romney’s op-ed in The Cleveland Plain Dealer on Friday, Romney and his staff should be the first in line to buy the book on Tuesday.

In a prescient conversation with Breitbart News before Romney’s op-ed was published, Brooks said that Romney — and other Republicans running for office this cycle — needed to couch all of the economic arguments they make in “the morality of the free market system, that everybody — rich or poor — deserves earned success.”

And they need to make that argument — and wear it on their hearts, because it is the best system to lift the poor out of poverty in America and abroad — as soon as they open their mouths, Brooks passionately said.

Brooks said Republican candidates have five seconds to tell the audience they are going to make a moral case for free enterprise before the audience’s attention starts to wane.

“The first five seconds must be used to make your moral claim, then you can back it up with wonkery,” Brooks told Breitbart News. “You have to come out of the cannon with the moral claim. This is what is supposed to be written on our hearts.”

More here at BREITBART.COM.