Another election of a lifetime. Outcome may affect the survival of the USA, which is already in trouble.
Some Possible Republican Candidates:
Some of these are actually Progressives, unqualified or even constitutionally ineligible. But, the media and party don't note that. More will come along.
So far, Hillary is touted as the leading Democrat candidate. Third party candidates haven't been announced yet, but will likely have theitr usual uphill battle of publicity blackouts, prejudicial election laws, funding, etc.
Some hints may be gleaned from our 2012 Presidential Election discussion.
Member/Readers, please add your comments, articles, links below. Let the games begin.
Romney Secrets The Media Are Hiding From You
Gregg Jackson | Nov 09, 2007
I am a co-host of a Boston talk radio show "Pundit Review Radio." My co-author, Paul, is a thirty year Boston journalist.
We recently authored a Townhall.com article on an Evangelical theologian who endorsed Mr. Romney and how historically unprecedented that endorsement was. Hundreds of angry people responded to that article- many of whom called us "bigots."
As long as Mitt Romney keeps America focused on his religion, he may win the upcoming January primaries.
But as soon as Americans are able to penetrate the religion smokescreen and see his governor's record, voters may think twice.
The media – liberal and conservative – have been a willing co-conspirator in keeping Mitt's governing record a secret. Am I suggesting the Romney campaign deliberately focused America on his being a Mormon to hide his record as governor? You decide.
For your edification, here's the real Mitt Romney.
1. Mitt is a liberal. How do you think he got elected to the most left wing state in America? He was as pro-abortion, pro-gay agenda, pro-gun control as Ted Kennedy when elected governor. He was pro-choice when he was elected and pro-abortion when he left the governor's office. When he was elected governor, the Baked Bean State did not have gay marriage. When he left, it did. When he was elected, Massachusetts had a Republican governor for nearly two decades. When he left, it didn't. What it had was a Hillary disciple who is now transforming the Cradle of Liberty into an amalgam of the Soviet Union, Sodom and Las Vegas. Imagine what Mitt could do as president.
2. He's that liberal?! He gave Massachusetts a socialist government health care plan entitled "Commonwealth Care" that some call Hillarycare as he was walking out the door. And, apparently he didn't know it included abortion as a health benefit. Because by then, he had discovered abortion was "wrong."
And speaking of health, Mitt presided over the opening of the most corrupt and most expensive public works project in U.S. history – The Big Dig tunnel-bridge system. This project killed nearly a dozen people in the 48 months since it opened. When an immigrant woman was crushed to death by a cement-ceiling panel that fell on her as she traveled through one of the new tunnels, Mitt went on TV and said he would get to the bottom of this dangerous, deadly project. But he didn't. Here was a public safety issue a conservative could have made a presidential-run-reputation on, exposing the Democrat corruption and fixing the problems. But he ignored it, preserving the public health menace for future victims. Instead, he took campaign contributions from international Big Dig contractors.
3. I thought he was pro-life? Romney's Massachusetts health care plan says "no." The plan covers abortion. What kind of Pro-lifer thinks abortion should be part of his health care plan? Romney signed this bill into law after he claims he had a discussion with an anonymous Harvard doctor wherein he discovered abortion was morally wrong.
Would it be too cynical to suggest the Harvard doctor was a PHD at the Kennedy School of Government who gave him a lot of computer printouts on Republican voters showing they don't like abortion? Was it then he "discovered" abortion was wrong ( i.e. the wrong position for a conservative presidential candidate)?
Unlike Reagan who had a true turnaround on abortion, Romney has ping-ponged back and forth on this issue for years. As a 1994 U.S. Senate candidate, he said he had believed for nearly a quarter century that abortion should be "safe and legal." Yet by 2001, the Salt Lake City Tribune quoted him as saying, "I do not wish to be labeled pro-choice."
A year later, running for governor in Massachusetts, Romney was definitely Pro-choice and promised he would not touch any abortion law. During a candidate's debate, he was so firmly Pro-choice, he renounced an endorsement from Massachusetts' Citizens for Life.
But last year in South Carolina, a modern day miracle occurred. Romney declared, "I am firmly Pro-life...I was always for life."
4. But he does stand for family values, right? If you think two guys getting married constitutes a family, then yes, he's into family values. Publicly, he was as normal and upstanding a family values guy as you'll see. But privately, he seemed to be working for the gay agenda. When the Massachusetts' Supreme Court imposed gay marriage on the citizens of the Commonwealth, Romney could have exercised a "bill of address" to impeach the activist judges. But he didn't. He signed something he didn't have to directing town clerks to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples or be fired. One Justice of the Peace Linda Gray Kelley did lose her job because of her religious views against gay marriage.
Romney went even further however and directed his Department of Health to change the state marriage licenses to read "Party A" and "Party B" replacing "Husband" and "Wife."Romney was under no legal obligation to do either of these things. Would a true family values governor do this?
He now claims to support a constitutional amendment to protect marriage. Yet in 2002 then governor Romney called a similar attempt to amend the Massachusetts' Constitution "too extreme."
He's the kind of family values guy who distributes pink fliers proclaiming, "Mitt and Kerry wish you a great Pride Weekend" during "Gay Pride" events. Oh, he's against the gay agenda!! And he's for it.
5. But he's a fiscal conservative, right? When it comes to spending money, he is more liberal than Ted K. He's spent the gross national product of small nations on media, which accounts for all the good press he's gotten. Ninety percent of voters may not want him, but 99 percent of the media loves him - even conservative talk radio show hosts.
Big spenders Hillary and Ted K praised the health care law signed by Romney. Coincidentally, it is quite similar to a plan unveiled by Hillary dubbed, "Healthy Choices." Romney Care increases government mandates, regulations, costs and bureaucracy with less choice for consumers. The Congressional Budget Office noted that this level of government intervention and regulation was "unprecedented."
Unprecedented – as in – even the out-of-control socialist Democrats hadn't gone this far. Sally Pipes, of the Pacific Research Institute who reviewed Romney Care in a recent Wall St. Journal article said the governor's plan was in "intensive care" right after birth. Only months after going into effect, the plan was costing Bay Staters $150 million more than the public was first told.
Premiums are nearly double what Romney promised. Keep in mind, Massachusetts already has the highest health care costs in the world. And Mitt increased them. Let's connect the dots.
RomneyCare will take "Taxachusetts" into the 75 percent tax rate. That's his fiscal legacy to the place American Democracy began. Imagine what Mitt could do as president.
6. But he'll elect conservative judges, right? Romney loves to preach passionate sermons against "judicial activism." He promised to nominate strict conservative constructionists to the federal bench. The problem is, his record disagrees. The Boston Globe reports that as governor, Romney "passed over GOP lawyers for three quarters of the 36 judicial court vacancies he faced, instead tapping registered Democrats or Independents including two gay lawyers who have supported expanded same-sex rights."
7. Are you saying he can't be trusted? Ted K called him John Kerry. The term he used was "Multiple Choice Mitt," i.e. Mitt takes numerous positions on issues. He's for it, against it and – oh what the heck – he's such a nice guy he agrees with both sides. When it comes to issues Ted is right, Mitt looks like John Kerry. The good thing is voters seem to understand Romney better than the media. A recent Pew Center Poll found only 12 percent of respondents thought of Mitt Romney when the word "honest" was presented to them-the lowest percentage of the four major Republican candidates.
For all you Iowa-New Hampshire-South Carolina gun owners, keep this in mind. Mitt is for and against the 2nd amendment. While campaigning in New Hampshire last April, he said to a man wearing an NRA hat that he was a "life long hunter." Romney's campaign quickly issued a retraction, admitting he'd only hunted twice in his life. He declared his love for Massachusetts' fascistic gun laws and favors the Brady Law, which the NRA opposes. Perhaps the time will come when he "discovers" the second amendment is a good thing. But it can only happen during an election campaign.
8. Well then, what's all this about Mitt being the "pragmatic" Republican choice? Ah yes. Keep in mind, pragmatic means "what works." Mitt has a voter approval rating down around that of the Pelosi congress, in spite of all the media's acting as his press agent. Voters don't trust him. The idea that he is the Hillary-slayer is at odds with his record, which...uh... has much in common with Hillary, in particular the gay-friendly, socialist health care stuff.
If pragmatic means "what works," then what is it about Mitt that works? When most Americans wouldn't vote for Mitt in spite of all the money he's thrown out and all the media glorification, doesn't that seem to be the opposite of pragmatism? Contrary to conservative talk radio common wisdom, Mitt is the un-pragmatic choice. If Mitt does to America what he did to the "Birthplace of American Democracy," America will be in a nose-dive by 2012.
Co-author Paul Dinger is a 30 year veteran Boston journalist writing a book entitled "The Secret Meaning of America."
Dave Levine: Why Ben Carson can't win the WH
On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 4:17 PM, DON HANK wrote:
RINO Carson Close To Announcing Run For President (my version of title by Fox News)
A RINO cannot win The White House. That will likely never happen again as bad as Obama has been. The reason is simple: Conservative voters aren't dumb and no longer fall for voting for "the lesser of two evils" candidate. G.W. Bush got away with it in 2000 (out of fear of a President Gore) and in 2004 (out of fear of a President Kerry). That fear disappeared in 2008 and 2012 in spite of Conservatives knowing that Obama is at the very minimum, a leftist.
The reason BEHIND the reason?
Conservatives knew that Bush was pushing Amnesty from Day 1 in 2001. He never stopped pushing it. We almost had a General Amnesty in 2006 and 2007.
Conservative voters said, "Never again!"
I've done exposes on Dr. Carson--one on his being a gun-grabber at
and the other on his position on illegal immigration/Amnesty at
Here's what I wrote:
Sorry, fellow Conservatives, but THIS Independent Conservative won't be voting for Dr. Ben Carson or any other RINO or faux conservative for President in 2016. Why not? Three words: law and order.
First, he's not a law and order man. If he was, he'd be solidly against Amnesty and for enforcing Federal Immigration laws including being a big fan of state immigration laws such as 1070 and LAWA (mandatory E-verify). Instead, he's pro-Amnesty and wants to flood the country with massive numbers of legal aliens as do the rest of the RINOs in the GOP--a "pay-off" if you will to the Chamber and BigAg for their donations.
Here are some excerpts from Dr. Carson's Immigration statement that he made in a speech on January 24, 2012 I found at
Ask yourself if this is a man you want to be President, then ask yourself how he differs from Boehner and the other RINOs in Congress:
"Is it moral for us, for example, to take advantage of cheap labor from illegal immigrants while denying them citizenship? I'm sure you can tell from the way I phrased the question that I believe we have taken the moral low road on this issue. Some segments of our economy would virtually collapse without these undocumented workers--we all know that--yet we continue to harass and deport many individuals who are simply seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Is there a way to apply logic to this issue and arrive at an intelligent solution?"
"All we have to do is look to our northern neighbor, Canada. They have a guest worker program, which allows people to enter the country as officially recognized guest workers who pay taxes, receive benefits, and are able to come and go as they please without infringing on anyone else's rights."
Second, I don't trust a doctor as a politician. Every MD who's been a Senator or a Congressman (Ron Paul, Bill Frist, Rand Paul and others) has been a weakling when it comes to law and order (pro-Amnesty, pro-laissez faire).
Dr. Carson should remain a surgeon where he's really needed and leave politics in 2016 to Senator Jeff Sessions or some other law and order Conservative. If no Conservative runs, then let 2016 be another 2008/2012--"the hat trick" in the lost column for the GOP which continues to be run by RINOs.
Remember: The lesser of two evils is still evil and as long as the RINO candidates like Jeb Bush, "RINO Rick" Perry, Ben Carson and phony Republicans like Rand Paul are are kept from becoming President, Amnesty will never become law.
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Jeb Bush’s recent announcement of his intentions to “explore” a bid for the presidency came as no surprise. To Democrats, anyway. For the past year, I have listened to liberal friends tell me that the battle for the White House in 2016 would be waged between Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. Just last month, while I was sharing a table at a Las Vegas show theater, an Arkansas couple who “knew” the Clintons -- doesn’t everyone down in the “Natural State”? -- opined with certainty that the GOP would be choosing Jeb Bush as its 2016 standard bearer.
This was followed by the usual damning-by-faint praise claim that Jeb is the only Republican with any chance of beating Hillary. I’ve heard that statement often enough to strengthen my belief that when Democrats pretend to be worried by the possibility of a certain Republican running in 2016, he shouldn’t.
Since Jeb’s announcement, polls indicate that he leads the field in popularity among Republicans with 23%, his closest competitor being ten points behind. But I don’t care what the polls may show at this early stage. After all, neither Jeb nor Hillary has officially declared his/her candidacy. The “field” has yet to be plowed. The primaries lie ahead. So only one thing can be said with any degree of certainty: If the opposition is going out of its way to insist -- wink! wink! – that there’s only one Republican candidate capable of victory, the GOP had better wise up and opt for somebody else!
The fact is that the Democrats would like nothing better than to see a Bush run for president. Just his last name alone would drive liberals to the polls in droves to oppose him. For the past six years, “Bush” has been the name blamed for everything gone wrong, both domestically and abroad. “Bush” has been Obama’s scapegoat for his failed policies. “Bush’s recession” was the albatross hung around this administration’s incapable neck. Giving the opposition an opportunity to revive the animosity by lambasting yet another Bush would be tantamount to showering them with manna from political heaven.
Mitt Romney Proceeds To Fulfill The Definition Of Insanity
Contributor and Author: Tricia Erickson http://www.theconservativepundit.net/meet-the-pundits/tricia-erickson/
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Preview: While a major percentage of Americans, including me, lament that Obama is our President, will we fulfill the definition of insanity by propping up Mitt Romney, yet again, to lose another election? Or will we learn from our mistakes and place a solid and sane leader into The Office Of The Presidency in 2016?
Mitt Romney Proceeds To Fulfill The Definition Of Insanity
By Tricia Erickson
Albert Einstein defined the definition of insanity as doing the same thing over again, expecting different results.
While a major percentage of Americans, including me, lament that Obama is our President, will we fulfill the definition of insanity by propping up Mitt Romney, yet again, to lose another election? Or will we learn from our Karl Rove mistakes and place a solid and sane leader into The Office Of The Presidency in 2016?
On Friday, Mitt Romney finally told the truth about his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of Republican donors, as if he hadn’t planned for this all along.
While Romney has denied over the past years that he would run for President again, his actions have shown differently. One of Mitt’s strategies to win 2012 was to spend time and money to prop up GOP candidates to win elections all over the US. By donating to the GOP candidates, he would in return expect them to support him in his run for the White House. Well, true to Mitt Romney form, he has been using this same tactic, yet again, to gain “payback” if and / or when he runs for the Presidency a second time. He keeps the right hand working while his left hand stealthily labors behind the scenes. And remember that while Mitt was saying he would not run again, his wife, Ann, did not....until she will again. If Mitt runs again, he will most likely say that his wife, Ann, and children and grandchildren urged him to run again. And who could turn that picture perfect family down?
Meanwhile, establishment Godfather Karl Rove is licking his chops to place another liberal-Romney or common-core-amnesty-Bush into the office of the Presidency. And in true form, Karl Rove will be promoting the two-for-one blue light special.
There’s a breach in the Republican establishment Party that has divided Republicanesqe’ citizens over the last 10 years. The true conservatives recognize the similarities between establishment Republicans and liberal voters. Case-in-point, Republicans literally paid Democrats in Mississippi to vote for the Republican establishment candidate Thad Cochran. And what better example of Mitt Romney style politics than to pay for votes as referenced above by giving money to establishment Republican’s candidacies for their support in return? You connect the dots.
And remember Mitt Romney’s ties to ownership of Clear Channel through Bain Capital? What could possibly go wrong with another Romney run?
The grass roots citizens are fed up with America and are yearning for true representation…not “political” representation. Because of Obama’s actions against the constitution and the fiber of our nation, the citizens have had to get involved to save their country, and are now more involved in the process. I can’t even imagine that the grass roots are going to agree to trade one liberal establishment candidate for one of two others. I believe that there is a movement afoot that will cry out to the mountain tops for authentic constitutional and “sane” representation. Putting Bush aside, Mitt Romney is surely not that savior. And I mean that literally as you will see at the end of this op-ed.
Let me remind you of Mr. Romney’s actual record:
Romney’s record as Governor of Massachusetts:
Romney "fathered" Obamacare to America. Under Massachusetts RomneyCare:
Presently, our nation is in deep financial trouble, in big part, due to Obamny Care, and our medical system has been destroyed.
It looks like Romney and Bush would get along quite well on the amnesty front. Could love be in the air as they are pronounced Mr. and (Mrs)Mr. President & Vice President of America?
Romney’s record on abortion:
And don't get me started on Romney's ownership and oversite of the abortifacient disposal company, Stericycle: http://www.renewamerica.com/article/120822, & http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/romney-bain-abortion-stericycle-sec, & http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/mitt-romney-stericycle-con...
Sway in the political wind much Mitt?
Romney also wins the award of "Father Of Gay Marriage To America"
Romney’s liberal record:
Serving his country?
Mitt Romney relies on the backlash against Barack Obama’s radical policies to propel him into the presidency. Ever the image master, like Obama, he is positioning himself as the white horse, the savior of the country. He is counting on the American electorate to ignore his record, flip flops and insatiable quest for the presidency that began with his father. Where Obama’s brand was hope and change and the anti-Bush, Romney’s is Mr. Fix-it and the anti-Obama. The only question is, will we be fooled again?
And let me remind you that Mitt Romney truly, unequivocally believes that he will become a Mormon God, equal to Jesus Christ, and live on his own planet, there which he will call his wife, Ann, on to in order to populate with spirit babies. And these babies, at some point will pop down into our babies bodies to gain a body of “flesh and bone” in order to walk out their own Mormon progression to Godhood. I know this sounds crazy…because it is! But this is absolutely true (Look it up!), and only the tip of the iceberg of his insane beliefs.
So Mitt Romney running AGAIN for the Office Of The Presidency of the United States of America, literally fulfills the definition of insanity.
Tricia Erickson was the first Damage Control and Crisis Management Expert in the country, as stated by Barbara Walters on the show, "20/20". Tricia is also a political consultant and frequent on-air contributor who has opined on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, most major TV networks plus hundreds of radio shows. Some of the issues she has been called to speak to are the dangers of radical Islam, gay marriage, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, the well-masked cult of Mormonism (she’s a recognized expert on Mormonism), media bias, all things political, the imaging-posturing-positioning of Presidential Candidates, all things regarding Hollywood, ethics in the media, the culture wars and more. She is the President of Crisis Management Incorporated and also the President of Angel Pictures & Publicity. Tricia is also a casting director and has worked on many blockbuster films. She is also the purveyor of the well trafficked site, TheConservativePundit.net.
Ms. Erickson is the author of the controversial book, Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters?
Huckabee- Good News/Bad News
RINO Governor Walker May Be A Media Darling But His Pro-Amnesty Position Will Ruin His Chance Of Getting The GOP Nomination
by Dave Levine
I did not know this about Walker. There is a lot we don't know about the many candidates for Prez. Keep vetting, gang.