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Romney warns threat to shut down
government not ‘effective’

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jonathan Easley

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 9/27/2013 5:46:57 PM

Mitt Romney on Friday said the Republican threat to shut down the government in an attempt to defund ObamaCare isn’t an “effective” strategy. "We´re more effective tactically not to use a shutdown of some kind to pursue the ... anti-Obamacare objective,” Romney said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “I don´t think that will be as effective.” (Snip) "I think there´s a better way of getting rid of ObamaCare — my own view — and that is, one, delaying it by at least a year,” Romney said. “That was Senator (Joe) Manchin´s idea, the Democrats´ idea.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 9/27/2013 6:03:18 PM     (No. 9540051)

Mitt... That name sounds familiar for some reason. I wonder why...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Starlady, 9/27/2013 6:05:03 PM     (No. 9540059)

No offense Mitt, but why do you think we would want advice from a loser?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 9/27/2013 6:07:39 PM     (No. 9540065)

So please, Mitt: please tell us what would be effective. Please be specific. Please make it something other than the con of just electing more Republicans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 9/27/2013 6:09:22 PM     (No. 9540069)

(contd) Something other than a one-year delay, which only lets the Dems skate past another election.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/27/2013 6:11:33 PM     (No. 9540075)

The only guy in America ill suited to articulate an effective challenge to a miserable law that has the popular opposition not seen in a generation.

The establishment republicans want single pay socialized medicine.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 9/27/2013 6:14:07 PM     (No. 9540079)

I kinda like the idea of shutting the federal government for a long time.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 9/27/2013 6:14:20 PM     (No. 9540080)

Romney wasn´t smart enough to win the election a year ago, what makes think/believe anyone would listen to him now?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zzzghy, 9/27/2013 6:14:50 PM     (No. 9540082)

Mitt. Mittens. He was one of the Monkees, right?

An original Mouseketeer?

I´m sure I´ve heard that name before somewhere.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ivehadit, 9/27/2013 6:15:27 PM     (No. 9540084)

Exactly, #2! Can we say ORCA?!

I am truly disgusted with the following´s lack of imagination. Not one of these has a
"BRAVE HEART". I want to also let them know that Ted Cruz is supported by MANY MORE than Tea Party folks....but then they are going to find that out on their own soon enough!

Lamar Alexander (R-TN) John Cornyn (R-TX)
Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
John Barrasso (R-WY) John Hoeven (R-ND)
Roy Blunt (R-MO) Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
John Boozman (R-AR) Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Richard Burr (R-NC) Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ) John McCain (R-AZ)
Dan Coats (R-IN) Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Tom Coburn (R-OK) Lisa Murkowksi (R-AK)
Thad Cochran (R-MS) John Thune (R-SD)
Susan Collins (R-ME) Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Bob Corker (R-TN)
When did these think that fighting "marching in a straight line with red jackets on" was a winning idea?



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Reply 10 - Posted by: agrippa123, 9/27/2013 6:16:36 PM     (No. 9540085)

The inventor of Obamacare, who ran against Obamacare with Obamacare-lite, urges, what else, pragmatism...

Sell it to the Saints, Willard.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 9/27/2013 6:19:40 PM     (No. 9540086)

Delay it a year? If it´s gonna be implemented then let it happen now - well before the 2014 elections.

And as for shutting down the federal government, remember the last time that happened? Planes flew, the military stood ready, Social Security checks were mailed out ...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: curious1, 9/27/2013 6:22:26 PM     (No. 9540092)

More lies from the libtards. It isn´t the pubbies threatening to shutdown the government. They voted to fund the government, except for one part that hasn´t ramped up yet. It´s the libtards threatening to do that because they don´t get their way - acting like spoiled petulant children.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mikkins2, 9/27/2013 6:42:32 PM     (No. 9540112)

About as effective as your 8 year campaign Mr. Romney? The establishment who run Washington D.C. have morphed into one giant money eating colossus. The names Democrat and Republican have become nothing more than brand names of the same basic product, which is nothing more than the worlds largest vacuum cleaner designed to suck taxpayer money out of citizens pockets and spew it into the pockets of elite.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ArtieC, 9/27/2013 6:42:58 PM     (No. 9540113)

Hey Mitt: you had your chance. Now get in, sit down, shut up and hold on. There´s a new sheriff in town.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/27/2013 6:49:50 PM     (No. 9540121)

Why is it that two GOP Liberal Presidential candidates are always telling Conservatives in DC what to do when they both lost big time to an incompetent Marxist candidate.

If those same losing GOP candidates make dumb comments and nobody is around to hear them, did they actually say anything?

I rest my case.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: john56, 9/27/2013 7:04:09 PM     (No. 9540141)

Mitt, let me tell you something else that was "not effective."

The Mitt Romney campaign for President in 2012. You sure ran tough in the primaries and even landed a couple punches against Obama in the first debate.

While I like Paul Ryan, he was a bad choice. He couldn´t even deliver his home state. Marco Rubio probably would have delivered Florida.

Then you turned Casper Milquetoast in the second debate, where you let Fat Candy make it two-against-one and then did nothing in the third debate. Add to that an "untested" (and as we found out, inoperative) get-out-the-vote computer system, and the "not effective" tag is well earned.

In 2016, I´m not wasting my vote on a get-along RINO. Ted Cruz is earning my vote a third and fourth time (GOP primary and Texas senate election, as well as 2016 primary and general election).

So what if we get Hillary!? We don´t have any true opposition now, just a bunch of RINOS worried that some liberal reporter is going to say mean things about them and they won´t be invited to as many swanky parties.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/27/2013 7:04:15 PM     (No. 9540143)

Romney------who asks for a government shutdown? Nobody. You are just passing critical comments against the conservatives based on what the MSM says.
So you think Manchin was the first to come up with delaying by a year on the personal mandate. Man, you need to get up to speed. No wonder you lost out in 2 presidential campaigns------Mr. Milktoast.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 9/27/2013 7:09:39 PM     (No. 9540151)

Umm, Mitt, why are you lecturing the Republicans? It is the Democrats who are threatening to shut down the government.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/27/2013 7:13:26 PM     (No. 9540158)

Romney has lost something like 32 elections over the last 6 or 7 years.

This man is not someone you would want to talk to about winning anything!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pmarc078, 9/27/2013 7:19:14 PM     (No. 9540167)

Never mind what Romney thinks. What does Sarah Palin think? Don´t we need to know that?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/27/2013 8:11:44 PM     (No. 9540226)

Funny when he pops up, isn´t it? I am just sayin´...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jrtrhd, 9/27/2013 8:16:27 PM     (No. 9540231)

Go away Mittens, you had your chance. The only thing you seemed good at was attacking other Republicans in the primary and rolling over in the general election.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Verdantheart, 9/27/2013 8:36:01 PM     (No. 9540249)

Not effective? Precisely the nation´s view of Romney´s performance in fall 2012 debates 2 & 3. Ran roughshod over GOP contenders in the primaries, then cratered in the general--Big time-- to borrow a phrase from Mr Cheney. Probably taught everybody a lesson they´ll long remember.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/27/2013 8:37:03 PM     (No. 9540251)

Sorry Mitt. I voted for you but you blew it. You weren´t aggressive in defining and defending your position and you lost. Now you want to continue to encourage the weaker way to get things done.

Time to go for the Gold Mitt. If you don´t get that, get out of the way.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: FunOne, 9/27/2013 8:40:18 PM     (No. 9540253)

Mitt Romney? I remember him.

In the final debate with Obama, when he could have mentioned the inept handling of Benghazi, he remained silent.

Like a batter who refuses to swing the bat, hoping that the pitcher walks him.



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Reply 26 - Posted by: happywarrior, 9/27/2013 8:46:05 PM     (No. 9540255)

Obviously the GOP elite establishment rolled him out to lecture and chastise us. They´re probably even thinking about forcing him on us again in 2016. Nothing they do now would surprise me.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: smcchk, 9/27/2013 9:00:01 PM     (No. 9540262)

Romney was running for executive in chief. It is not the job for an agitator. To hear Obama deride the GOP and FOX News listeners is chilling. Mitt Romney would have been an excellent executive, brokering deals between the GOP and the Democrats, which is how this country was intended to be run.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: smcchk, 9/27/2013 9:04:46 PM     (No. 9540266)

And anyone who thinks that Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is not a Braveheart should think again. He is a very successful businessman from Wisconsin who doesn´t need any of the hassle from Washington, unless he is dedicated to his country, which he is. Heed his words. He was the one who challenged Hillary and made her pound the table. I do not understand why no one thinks that to delay this for a year ensures that it is THE campaign issue of ´14?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Judith, 9/27/2013 9:12:49 PM     (No. 9540271)

The REPUBLICAN´S threat?!!! Give me a break. If nothing else, I thought romney was more intelligent than that.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 9/27/2013 9:29:50 PM     (No. 9540285)

Thy Repubs are not threatening to shut the gov down! The socialists left would love it if that were the case and are still trying to stick us with it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: BarryNo, 9/27/2013 9:37:01 PM     (No. 9540290)

If Mitt had won something... but he´s not really that different from McCain, politically.

Nicer, maybe, but still a RINO.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: janylou, 9/27/2013 10:27:30 PM     (No. 9540331)

Mitt, you might want to wave the white hankie,but the rest of us want a fight!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 9/27/2013 11:17:05 PM     (No. 9540356)

Mitt, FYI, the CR that keeps the government running was passed by the GOP House. I have not heard about any GOP member threatening to shut down the government. Those threats are all coming from the other side if they don´t get their way. Just in case you were wondering.

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Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
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Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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