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Mitt Romney, Big-Government Man

annplato Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 10:11 AM
Stopping heroin from a patient whose been using it for years, sends the patient in shock and perhaps death. Same with government being thoughtlessly and swiftly cut to something desirable without taking into consideration the consequences. Romney is a realist and obviously too honest for many of you to be able to accept his way. He is a business man and a successful one at that, who knows that change cannot happen over-night, but gradually steering the big ship in the right direction. I trust his wisdom, experience and know-how. I dislike libertarian thinking; it is a form of utopia leading to lawlessness and social chaos.
anti-neocon Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 11:58 AM
you don't know the first thing about libertarianism. it is simply embracing the basic principles of liberty that the founders of the republic based the constitution on. if you don't like freedom, maybe you are in the wrong country. this nonsense about romney being a realist is, at best, a lame attempt to excuse his liberal track record, and mostly liberal rhetoric.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 10:49 AM
If Romney were to show even some signs of actually reducing the government, your analogy of weaning a heroin addict off his habit would have some merit.

But Romney won't even do that. In program after program, his approach is to make window-dressing changes that accomplish nothing. A good example of this is health care, where he makes vague promises to "repeal and replace" Obamacare, KEEPING THE WORST ASPECTS of it, such as the mandatory coverage of existing conditions.
Dbeaux2 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 11:02 AM
No one here is saying they agree with Romney in every way, but that is not what is important now. We also share your disappointment, but this electorate will not tolerate a true constitutionalist as potus (yet).
Now is the time to support Romney and the most conservative congressmen on the ballot. It is past the time for nominating candidates.
anti-neocon Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:04 PM
these republican party apologists can't face reality and allow themselves to see who chameleon romney really is. it's more pleasant for them to create their own romney in their imaginations. thus, the "conservative" mittens romeny appears from out of nowhere.
Dbeaux2 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 10:22 AM

President Obama tanked in the last debate. Good.

Now maybe people will listen when Mitt Romney says things like, "The genius of America is the free enterprise system, and freedom, and the fact that people can go out there and start a business. ... The private market and individual responsibility always work best."

They do.

But then Romney responded to Obama by essentially saying: I want big government, too!

We who hope for smaller government as a way to expand liberty and create prosperity are disturbed by what we heard last week. The GOP candidate painted himself as a big...