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Coulter Defends Romney

Fuzzy2 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 10:46 AM
Good morning rickmcq - I do think there are aspects of conservatism people can agree on. Fiscal, moral, social. However, I recognize that none of these are the responsibility of our president. Our president's job is simply to sign or veto bills (depending on their constitutionality) and to conduct wars. If the president was truly confined to their limited authority, it would barely matter who was in office. Since he is not confined to his authorized powers, he needs to not be a liar. He needs to say, "I cannot swear an oath to this Constitution, as I plan to go through it, around it, and over it any chance I get.".
rickmcq Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 11:13 AM
Good morning, Fuzzy.

I agree fully with the limits placed within the Constitution on all branches of the Federal Government.
I also agree that there are aspects of Conservatism that set a foundational base for Conservatism. However, there are those who fit into one segment or another (fiscal, moral, social, Constitutional) more to the right than others. I know of Conservatives, for example, who focus on social issues much more closely than they do Constitutional issues, and vice versa. Also, there are fiscal Conservatives within our TEA Party who have differing views of social issues. There is room within the Conservative Movement for diversity of opinion - and much more so than within the 'Progressive Movement.'
Mitt Romney tells people he won't fire federal workers or cut education spending. He says he'll spend more on the military. He sounds like a big-government guy. Or is he just pandering for votes?

Ann Coulter came on my TV show to defend Romney.

"What you call pandering is called getting elected," Coulter said.

Romney says he'll repeal Obamacare. Great! But he wants to keep popular parts: coverage for pre-existing conditions and keeping grown kids on their parents' policies until age 26. Those mandates are popular. But that's not insurance. That's welfare.

"If we do not repeal Obamacare in the next...