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Free the Markets, Mr. Romney

pa6play Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 10:46 AM
There is a scene in the movie "Glory" in which the colonel (Matthew Broderick) of an all-black army company during the Civil War has a private conversation with one of the ex-slave soldiers (Denzel Washington). The soldier points out that, if the North wins, the colonel gets to go back to his life of priviledge, and he asks, "What do I get?" The colonel says, "I don't know. But you certainly won't get anything if we lose." You're splitting hairs, Jonah. You're not going to get everything your conservative heart desires in a candidate, but parsing words to find things that are "worrisome" is not helpful. It's time to realize that Romney is a pretty good candidate who can win and stop dressing him down. You won't get anything if we lose.
dfrank2 Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 4:38 PM
I wouldn't be too sure about that pa6play. It doesn't take much to please people who are already full of themselves. You might be surprised at the number of people would let our country go under just to be able to say, "I told you so". I think it's considered one of the cardinal sins --- some call it "pride".
USNbubblehead Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 1:09 PM
Yeah, I'm of a similar mind. Romney is all but nominated at this point; its time to get behind him. The time for further critique is after he gets elected, not now.
Henry VIII Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 12:13 PM
Great analogy. This is why that I have maintained for sometime that Romney will get the ball rolling, but we need successive true conservative presidents to pare back the institutions that have caused corporatism, and the growth of government.....Reagan was a true conservative, but the Republican presidents who followed were not.
dfrank2 Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 4:49 PM
Right on, Henry! Rome wasn't built in a day nor did America fall to its current low state over night. It will take time to really do our country justice; but, we can we can get it started in November by firing Obama and starting on the long road back to what our country was intended to be.
Is Romney the man to get it started? He sure as heck is if he is the man chosen to challenge Obama in November; And, every patriot who truly loves their country is duty bound to quit the criticizinig and get behind our candidate.

In his Wisconsin victory speech last Tuesday, Mitt Romney said, "Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business."

This to me is a more worrisome statement than his communications advisor's gaffe about Etch A Sketches or Romney's shout-out to NASCAR team owners.

Over the last few years, the country has been subjected to a tutorial about the role of government. Thanks to the efforts of the Tea Party and, of course, the teaching by example of the Obama administration, a lot more Americans understand the problems with corporatism, crony capitalism and industrial policy.

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