Romney Delivers Speech on Freedom At NRA

Excuse my mid-day break.

Reasonably good stuff from "Rot-ney," as Maxine Waters quips.

t’s great to be with so many friends from the National Rifle Association.

This fine organization is sometimes called a single-issue group.

That’s high praise when the single issue is freedom.

All of you can be proud of your long and unwavering defense of our constitutional rights and liberties.


...

It was one of Missouri’s greatest sons, Harry Truman, who expressed a guiding conviction that you and I share.

In a ceremony that placed the Constitution and Declaration in the permanent care of the National Archives, President Truman offered a word of caution.

Liberty, he said, “can be lost, and it will be, if the time ever comes when these documents are regarded not as the supreme expression of our profound belief, but merely as curiosities in glass cases.”

Truman believed, as we do, that the principles of our Constitution are enduring and universal...that they were not designed to bend to the will of presidents and justices who come and go.

The belief that we are all created equal, that we are endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights – these are not relics from another time, they reflect truths that are valid in every era.

The framework of law created by the Declaration and the Constitution is the source of our greatness.

It has generated unparalleled opportunity and prosperity.

Our Founders understood this, which is why they created a system of government that is limited.

This President is moving us away from our Founders’ vision.

Instead of limited government, he is leading us toward limited freedom and limited opportunity.

This November, we face a defining decision.

...

We know what Barack Obama’s vision of America is – we’ve all lived it the last three years.

Mine is very different.

My course restores and protects our freedoms.

As President, the Constitution would be my guide, and the Declaration of Independence my compass.

Today, I want to talk about this administration’s assault on our freedoms – our economic freedom, our religious freedom, and our personal freedom.

...

Dodd-Frank is another example of the President's attack on economic freedom. It’s an 848-page behemoth that will be followed by thousands and thousands of pages of new regulations. Regulations are necessary. But burdensome regulations serve only to restrict freedom and imperil enterprise. The victims of those regulations are not nameless, faceless banks. They’re the employees, the business owners, and the customers who rely on financial institutions that lose out.

Under President Obama, bureaucrats are insinuating themselves into every corner of our economy, undermining economic freedom. They prevent drilling rigs from going to work in the Gulf. They keep coal from being mined. They impede the reliable supply of natural gas. They tell farmers what their children can and can't do to help on the farm.

Will Rogers famously said that he worried whenever Congress was in session. Today, our freedom is never safe – because unelected, unaccountable regulators are always on the prowl. And under President Obama, they are multiplying. The number of federal employees has grown by almost 150,000 under this president.

For centuries, the American Dream has meant the opportunity to build something new. Some of America’s greatest success stories are of people who started out with nothing but a good idea and a corner in their garage. Today, Americans look at what it takes to start a business and they don’t see promise and opportunity. They see government standing in their way.

The real cost isn’t just the taxes paid and money spent complying with the rules. It’s the businesses that are never started, the ideas that are never pursued, the dreams that are never realized.

We once built the interstate highway system and the Hoover Dam. Today, we can’t even build a pipeline.

We once led the world in manufacturing, exports, and infrastructure investment. Today, we lead the world in lawsuits.

We once led the world in educating our kids. Today, half the kids in our fifty largest cities won't even graduate from high school.

If we continue along this path, we’ll spend our lives filling out forms, complying with excessive regulations and pleading with political appointees for waivers, subsidies and permission. That path erodes freedom. It deadens the entrepreneurial spirit. And it hurts the very people it’s supposed to help.

Freedom is the victim of unbounded government appetite – and so is economic growth, job growth, and wage growth. As government takes more and more, there is less and less incentive to take risk, to invest, to innovate, and to hire.

...

There was a time – not so long ago – when each of us could walk a little taller and stand a little straighter because we had a gift that no one else in the world shared. We were Americans. That meant something different to each of us but it meant something special to all of us. We knew it without question. And so did the world.

Those days are coming back. That’s our destiny.

Good speech. It's not detailed, but campaigns are chiefly conducted in themes, not specific legislative bits.

Jay Cost talks about Obama's lousy reelection strategy. Well, it may be a lousy strategy, but he has lousy facts, doesn't he?

He quotes Reagan's election-winning question from 1980. It would be a shame if commercials did not run constantly quoting this, verbatim, and if Romney did not ask it at the debate.

Next Tuesday all of you will go to the polls; you'll stand there in the polling place and make a decision. I think when you make that decision, it might be well if you would ask yourself, are you better off than you were 4 years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was 4 years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was 4 years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were 4 years ago? And if you answer all of those questions yes, why then, I think your choice is very obvious as to who you'll vote for. If you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last 4 years is what you would like to see us follow for the next 4, then I could suggest another choice that you have.

Sorry this post is so thin. It's really a disguised open thread. I'm trying to find something new, fast!

Posted by: Ace at 04:22 PM



Comments

1
Noods!

Posted by: soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:24 PM (jUytm)

2 Nice. I heard there was food, or something.

Posted by: Dang at April 13, 2012 04:24 PM (Ky1+e)

3 Reasonably good stuff from "Rot-ney," as Maxine Waters quips.

So says the Rot-weiler

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2012 04:25 PM (Y+DPZ)

4
Funny thing is...we just spent the last two hours commenting on this very thing.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:25 PM (jUytm)

5 No break allowed! It's election season, you've got work to do.

Guard! Tighten up those chains.

Oh, and be a dear and clean up his Depends, will you? It's rank in here too.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 13, 2012 04:26 PM (sbV1u)

6 I heard the speech and was impressed. And the crowd seemed to like him.

Whatev, if he's our candidate (which it looks like he will be) I'm all in.

Mitt 2012: Not a commie

Posted by: curiously clueless at April 13, 2012 04:26 PM (UOM48)

7 Funny thing is...we just spent the last two hours commenting on this very thing.

Posted by: soothsayer

The sooth you say? Well I'll be...

Posted by: Dang at April 13, 2012 04:26 PM (Ky1+e)

8 Maxine Shitters. I make funny.

Posted by: Cicero at April 13, 2012 04:26 PM (QKKT0)

9
Now all we need is fiery, handsome, articulate, and ferocious Veep pick.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:26 PM (jUytm)

10 Off, Mitt-hating sock.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 13, 2012 04:26 PM (UOM48)

11 The NRA killed Trayvon!

Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee at April 13, 2012 04:28 PM (v+QvA)

12 Latrine Waters?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 13, 2012 04:28 PM (/kI1Q)

13 Now all we need is fiery, handsome, articulate, and ferocious Veep pick.





Posted by: soothsayer


Folks have changed parties before, ya know. Give me a call, we can chat.

Posted by: Lloyd Bentsen at April 13, 2012 04:28 PM (Ky1+e)

14 Heard and saw much of it on Fox.

Mitt, you are hitting some out of the ballpark. More. More.

Now, Govern that way.

I think you might.

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at April 13, 2012 04:29 PM (qaNlf)

15 There was a time – not so long ago – when each of us could walk a little
taller and stand a little straighter because we had a gift that no one
else in the world shared. We were Americans. That meant something
different to each of us but it meant something special to all of us. We
knew it without question. And so did the world.

Those days are coming back. That’s our destiny.




I love this. Too bad it's too wordy for a bumper sticker.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 13, 2012 04:29 PM (UOM48)

16 GO! Romney! No, I don't think he believes a word of it, but fuck me, I don't have much choice.......

Posted by: maddogg at April 13, 2012 04:29 PM (OlN4e)

17 I've spotted Dave in Texas entering the hallway restroom with a copy of Better Homes and Gardens under hisarm. This could be significant.

Posted by: ace of spades mole at April 13, 2012 04:30 PM (HzhBE)

18
But I'm a master debater.

A master debater, I tell you!

Posted by: Noot at April 13, 2012 04:30 PM (jUytm)

19 Were we supposed to read something before we started carrying on in here?

(What page are we on?)

Posted by: Dang at April 13, 2012 04:30 PM (Ky1+e)

20
You've got to admit that this one:
We once built the interstate highway system and the Hoover Dam. Today, we can’t even build a pipeline.
Was a good, solid jab.

Posted by: Warthog at April 13, 2012 04:31 PM (WDySP)

21 because when I think of gun rights, I think Willard

Posted by: The Dude at April 13, 2012 04:31 PM (M8yfa)

22 I've spotted Dave in Texas entering the hallway restroom with a copy of Better Homes and Gardens under hisarm. This could be significant.
Posted by: ace of spades mole at April 13, 2012 04:30 PM (HzhBE)



Surely DiT can find better fapping material than that!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2012 04:31 PM (v+QvA)

23 Easy, boys. You should hear the laughs I get when I call myself Maxipad Waters.

Posted by: Maxine Waters at April 13, 2012 04:31 PM (XXy2R)

24
November can't get here soon enough.
I'm being forced to relocate for work (at least I have a job). Anybody familiar with Omaha?

Posted by: clonefan at April 13, 2012 04:32 PM (+yR6J)

25 "Rot-ney," as Maxine Waters quips.

Knute Rockne?

Posted by: Balsamic Shotgun at April 13, 2012 04:32 PM (sTS/8)

26
Now all we need is fiery, handsome, articulate, and ferocious Veep pick.
Posted by: soothsayer


I'm firey orange, does that count?

Posted by: Charlie Christ at April 13, 2012 04:32 PM (WDySP)

27 ask yourself, are you more racist than you were 4 years ago?

Posted by: Barry Obumbles at April 13, 2012 04:32 PM (tf9Ne)

28 OH! My poor ass. I never realized the GOP establishment was so well endowed. Pass the ass grease, please....

Posted by: maddogg at April 13, 2012 04:32 PM (OlN4e)

29 Saw part of this at the end of Megyn Kelly's show. Was this at a woman's forum at the NRA event? I thought that was how they introduced it.

Posted by: Have Blue at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (0dPUM)

30 It's really a disguised open thread. I'm trying to find something new, fast!

Go with the old standbys: Lurkers come out, or Show us your socks.

Posted by: toby928© like a good frothing at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (GTbGH)

31 I've spotted Dave in Texas entering the hallway
restroom with a copy of Better Homes and Gardens under hisarm. This
could be significant.

Posted by: ace of spades


Take a photo of his shoes under the stall door! That would be so totally worth losing your job for! You. Are. So. Brave.

Posted by: Dang at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (Ky1+e)

32 Our Founders understood this, which is why they created a system of government that is limited.



This President is moving us away from our Founders’ vision.





Moving away from it? Barry was never in the same solar system with it. He hated it from the start and wants to destroy it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (1Jaio)

33 And to repeat myself, I like the new Romney v2.0 microcode.

Posted by: toby928© like a good frothing at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (GTbGH)

34 Anybody familiar with Omaha?

Posted by: clonefan at April 13, 2012 04:32 PM (+yR6J)


I believe it's in Nebraska.

Posted by: Tami at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (X6akg)

35 isn't romney famous for saying whatever the audience wants to hear? I mean even more than most politicians. Good job from the speechwriter, whoever it was.

I'd like to believe this is truly what Romney believes and how he governs, but it seems impossible to put much faith in his words at this point

Posted by: Village Idiot at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (utXSy)

36
btw, I love all the Mitt is a gun grabber fear mongering.

for pete's sake, not even Obama is taking away guns

(in b4 "yet")

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (jUytm)

37 < slow, lone clap building to a crescendo ... >
< cue horns >

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 13, 2012 04:34 PM (qfooS)

38 Romney's got electrolytes!

Posted by: toby928© like a good frothing at April 13, 2012 04:34 PM (GTbGH)

39 Yep. He'll do.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, in Cylon hell at April 13, 2012 04:34 PM (GBXon)

40 Yeah, thats it! Yeah, GOP, maddogg likes it doggy style....

Posted by: maddogg at April 13, 2012 04:34 PM (OlN4e)

41 It's in Nebraska? WTF?

Posted by: clonefan at April 13, 2012 04:34 PM (+yR6J)

42 34
Anybody familiar with Omaha?



Posted by: clonefan at April 13, 2012 04:32 PM (+yR6J)

I believe it's in Nebraska.


Posted by: Tami at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (X6akg)

When you get there, stop by Buffett's house and kick him in the nuts will ya.

Posted by: Hedgehog at April 13, 2012 04:34 PM (3jGS1)

43 <<20

You've got to admit that this one:
We once built the interstate highway system and the Hoover Dam. Today, we can’t even build a pipeline.
Was a good, solid jab.


Posted by: Warthog at April 13, 2012 04:31 PM (WDySP)>>
That is the first thing I thought every time I saw that insipid ad that Maddow did in front of the Hoover dam and that MSNBC ran every other commercial break.

Posted by: Have Blue at April 13, 2012 04:34 PM (0dPUM)

44 Surely DiT can find better fapping material than that!

Posted by: Insomniac

Really!

Posted by: Rachel "Does this Mac-n-Cheese make my ass look big?" Ray at April 13, 2012 04:35 PM (Ky1+e)

45 Romney has always believed these things. From the time he participated in a counter protest against the war in Vietnam to his time running the Olympics to his term as Governor, he has always expressed the viewpoint of American Exceptionalism.

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2012 04:35 PM (3467A)

46 Solid speech.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 13, 2012 04:35 PM (rpFf/)

47
Chillax, Ace.

This place gets real quiet on Friday late-afternoons, anyway.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:35 PM (jUytm)

48 "Anybody familiar with Omaha?"

Yes.

Posted by: Marlin Perkins at April 13, 2012 04:35 PM (XXy2R)

49 <<22
I've spotted Dave in Texas entering the hallway restroom with a copy of
Better Homes and Gardens under hisarm. This could be significant.

Posted by: ace of spades mole at April 13, 2012 04:30 PM (HzhBE)







Surely DiT can find better fapping material than that!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2012 04:31 PM (v+QvA)>>
Its the issue on inground, landscaped pools.

Posted by: Have Blue at April 13, 2012 04:35 PM (0dPUM)

50 The link in this post goes to the topic of the previous post.

Posted by: Tami at April 13, 2012 04:35 PM (X6akg)

51 for pete's sake, not even Obama is taking away guns



(in b4 "yet")

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:33 PM (jUytm)
==================================
Not only isn't he taking them away he is giving them away free to Mexican criminals.

Posted by: Hedgehog at April 13, 2012 04:36 PM (3jGS1)

52 Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts. These guns are
not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of
destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people. -Mitt Romney, 2004-

Yep. Mr. friend-of-the-NRA there claims "Assault weapons" hunt down and kill people.

Posted by: Spock grocks Glocks, but makes passionate love to a Dan Wesson 1911 at April 13, 2012 04:36 PM (S7ZyK)

53 clonefan... my SIL lives there and she loves it.

Posted by: jewells45 at April 13, 2012 04:36 PM (l/N7H)

54 As a former HARD CORE Perry guy, I find myself somewhat surprised at how likable Romney seems now. To be brutally honest about it, Romney might be better in the general than Perry would have been.

Still a little pissed about Romneycare, though.

Posted by: Max Power at April 13, 2012 04:36 PM (q177U)

55

Willard is not good on Guns/ 2nd Amdt.
Hemay have went along with the MA Legislature and signed an Assault Weapons Ban in MA, but I do not think he would try to subvert the Second Amendment like BHO would.

ABO

Posted by: rd at April 13, 2012 04:36 PM (9sUlj)

56
Not only isn't he taking them away he is giving them away free to Mexican criminals.

Excellent!

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:36 PM (jUytm)

57 OT, but Ace did say this was a thinly disguised open thread -- Fox News has Obama's 2010 tax return which shows he had over $820,000 in foreign source income. There's no additional detail as to what those sources are. Is this possibly a thing?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2012 04:36 PM (v+QvA)

58 and if you want an actual good speech today, Newt hit it out of the park

Posted by: The Dude at April 13, 2012 04:37 PM (M8yfa)

59 Today, I want to talk about this administration’s assault on our freedoms – our economic freedom, our religious freedom, and our personal freedom.
...
Dodd-Frank is another example of the President's attack on economic freedom.

***
Nice segway but I think what Mitt really wanted to say was:
**
"Dodd-Frank is another example of the President being a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure."

Posted by: dananjcon at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (eavT+)

60
and if you want an actual good speech today, Newt hit it out of the park

hahahaha, thanks for the day's first laugh-out-loud!

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (jUytm)

61
Maxipad Waters and Sheila Jackson Lee have won the title for "Dumbest Sumbitch in Congress" for many years, and they should be proud of this accomplishment. We've got a problem Houston.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (TkGkA)

62
Excellent!

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:36 PM (jUytm)

====================================If I pose as a Mexican drug dealer in Arizona, can I get a free AK to bring home to MD? I'd rather not pay for one right now.

Posted by: Hedgehog at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (3jGS1)

63 We were Americans.

Either Romney has been possessed by the ghost of Reagan, or this mustard is really improving the taste of this sandwich.

Take me you brute.

Posted by: toby928© like a good frothing at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (GTbGH)

64 Newt who?

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (3467A)

65 Oh, so we're all got-damned Romney lovers now, are we? Well I'm still in this thing and I'm not getting out any. time. soon.

Posted by: Ham Sammich at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (Zs83Q)

66 And for the one millionth time, Reagan was a Dem and pro-choice.

People change.

Mitt said the first thing he'd do as president would be to repeal Obamacare.

He also spoke warmly and movingly about our military.

I heard the speech and was impressed.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (UOM48)

67 I just followed Drew M to the drive thru where I saw him give a Tim Horton's employee anexpired buy-one-donut-get-1/2-off-a-2nd-donut coupon. It looks like he got one with fudge icing and one glazed. I can tell by the smug look on his face that he thinks he got away with it. Think again, Drew. Think again.

Posted by: ace of spades mole at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (HzhBE)

68 I love this. Too bad it's too wordy for a bumper sticker.


"America, Fuck Yeah!" is equivalent.

Posted by: wooga at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (vjyZP)

69 "I believe that our best days are ahead of us"....this was something that Rick Perry said. A lot.

But since I can't have Perry....it's nice that Romney is taking some of the things he said, and running with them.

We need to hear this sort of Optimism. Positive vision. Restoring our freedoms.

Posted by: wheatie at April 13, 2012 04:39 PM (+5U+B)

70 Undoubtedly, I'm first.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 13, 2012 04:39 PM (ZY3Ap)

71 Yeah, Romney apparently got the new firmware download.


Posted by: Jimbo at April 13, 2012 04:39 PM (O3R/2)

72 Is this possibly a thing?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 13, 2012 04:36 PM (v+QvA)
**
NO..FYNQ!!

Posted by: THE MFM at April 13, 2012 04:39 PM (eavT+)

73 Well I'm still in this thing and I'm not getting out any. time. soon.


Posted by: Ham Sammich at April 13, 2012 04:38 PM (Zs83Q)

wish you ran, can't be any worse than Romney

Posted by: The Dude at April 13, 2012 04:39 PM (M8yfa)

74 Its the issue on inground, landscaped pools.

I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: toby928© like a good frothing at April 13, 2012 04:40 PM (GTbGH)

75 We once built the interstate highway system and the Hoover Dam. Today, we can’t even build a pipeline.

*****


Once I Built A Railroad, Made It Run
Made it race against time
Once I built a railroad, now it's done
Brother can you spare a dime?

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 13, 2012 04:40 PM (Hx5uv)

76
But I..I...you said...I thought Mitt was gonna move to the Left now that he has nomination?

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:40 PM (jUytm)

77 Man, this pillow tastes like chicken's ass......

Posted by: maddogg at April 13, 2012 04:40 PM (OlN4e)

78
noot post above

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 13, 2012 04:41 PM (jUytm)

79 Posted by: Marlin Perkins>>

Get outta the jeep and poke the Lion with a stick yourself this time Marlin!

Posted by: Jim Fowler at April 13, 2012 04:42 PM (tf9Ne)

80 Obama just revealed that a "one percenter" made more than three times his magic limit of $250,000 and yet paid less than 21% of that income in taxes.

Posted by: Have Blue at April 13, 2012 04:42 PM (0dPUM)

81 The aceofspades mole is good. What else ya got?

Posted by: kbdabear at April 13, 2012 04:42 PM (Y+DPZ)

82 68 I love this. Too bad it's too wordy for a bumper sticker."America, Fuck Yeah!" is equivalent.

I'm going with "ROMNEY 2012: NOT A MARXIST"

Posted by: the Butcher at April 13, 2012 04:42 PM (8g9qq)

83 The Dude , Newt is still accepting donations. Shoot him a few dollars.

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2012 04:42 PM (3467A)

84 But I..I...you said...I thought Mitt was gonna move to the Left now that he has nomination?Posted by: Soothsayer

What you read on the internet is rarely worth the paper on which it's written.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 13, 2012 04:43 PM (qfooS)

85 Still waiting for a Canseku.

Posted by: toby928© like a good frothing at April 13, 2012 04:43 PM (GTbGH)

86 I can't help wondering whether the Dems will stoop to such disingenuous, deceptive, and downright vile tactics that -- well, no wondering about that, they will. But the question is whether whatever "moderation" Romney currently possesses will be burnt out of him as by a refiner's fire. I suspect Hilary Rosen may have pissed him off a tad bit already.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at April 13, 2012 04:44 PM (qndXR)

87 Mitts love for the NRA is killing our black children.

Posted by: THE MFM at April 13, 2012 04:45 PM (eavT+)

88 Okay, I am having an argument with my friend/neighbor. I was telling her about Jack Ryan being forced out of the race because his sealed divorce records were leaked by an Obama operative when he ran for the senate in 2004. She said.. everyones divorce records are public knowledge. That anyone can get anyone elses divorce records any time they want.

Posted by: jewells45 at April 13, 2012 04:45 PM (l/N7H)

89 Mitt's love for the NRA is cat love, it only lasts as long as the tuna.

Posted by: maddogg at April 13, 2012 04:46 PM (OlN4e)

90 assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts

****

Isn't "assault weapon" repetitiously redundant? Like "failed Obama policy"?

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 13, 2012 04:47 PM (Hx5uv)

91
jewells45 - that would depend upon what records you're talking about. The divorce wasn't final, as I recall, and much of the details were not public at the time.

Posted by: Fishburn at April 13, 2012 04:47 PM (ZY3Ap)

92 Why you want to know about Omaha? You looking for the Oracle?

Posted by: Warren Buffet at April 13, 2012 04:48 PM (l3vZN)

93
Question:

How much of Romney's crappy record on guns, MassCare, environment, etc. can be attributed to the fact that he was governing a state full of leftards? Did he provide a little moderation to what the all-Dem state legislature was doing or did he really buy in to all the crap?

Either answer - true believer or go-along-to-get-along Squish doesn't speak particularly well of his convictions, but Here We Are.

Posted by: Jaws at April 13, 2012 04:50 PM (4I3Uo)

94 She said.. everyones divorce records are public knowledge. That anyone can get anyone elses divorce records any time they want.

Sealed divorce records. http://is.gd/HaoPzU

Posted by: toby928© has a new phrase for the day at April 13, 2012 04:50 PM (GTbGH)

95 maddogg you need to go to www.anoutmittromney.com/gun_rights.htm

This is the accurate history

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2012 04:54 PM (3467A)

96 Either answer - true believer or
go-along-to-get-along Squish doesn't speak particularly well of his
convictions, but Here We Are.

Posted by: Jaws at April 13, 2012 04:50 PM (4I3Uo)

but he is the right one, he was next in line after losing to McCain

Posted by: The Dude at April 13, 2012 04:54 PM (M8yfa)

97 Freaking touch pad.

www.aboutmittromney.com/gun_rights.htm

Posted by: polynikes at April 13, 2012 04:57 PM (3467A)

98 freedom. free-dom. freedom? freedom!

Posted by: Antitarian at April 13, 2012 04:57 PM (60GaT)

99 thank you toby.

Posted by: jewells45 at April 13, 2012 04:58 PM (l/N7H)

100 Empire of Jeff does NOT repeat NOT wash his hands after using the restroom. He does, however, wash his genitalia.
Thoroughly.

Posted by: ace of spades mole at April 13, 2012 04:58 PM (HzhBE)

101 Is there video of this speech anywhere?

I'd rather watch than read. Delivery is a big deal in political speeches.

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream, Cultist for Jesus at April 13, 2012 04:58 PM (epBek)

102 How about a statement about Zimmerman getting fucked over by that scrunt DA?
Talk about messing with our gun rights..

Posted by: TexasJew at April 13, 2012 05:00 PM (Bughn)

103 Hey, I'm starting to think Rombot might have a chance in this election. He's certainly running a much better campaign than McCain did, and he's hitting the right themes in his speeches.

Now if only I believed he would actually govern conservatively, I might be feeling good. As it is, he's not Obama, so I'll happily pull the lever for him come November. (But I'm still voting Newt/Perry in the primary in a month.)

Posted by: OSUsux at April 13, 2012 05:01 PM (DFXmi)

104 58 and if you want an actual good speech today, Newt hit it out of the park
Posted by: The Dude at April 13, 2012 04:37 PM (M8yfa)
He's a fat dead whale, pimping for CNN.

Posted by: TexasJew at April 13, 2012 05:01 PM (Bughn)

105 In November, ABO

Posted by: rd at April 13, 2012 05:02 PM (9sUlj)

106 I wanted Romney in 2008 mainly to keep fuckhead McCain out of the running.
I lost.

Posted by: TexasJew at April 13, 2012 05:03 PM (Bughn)

107 He's a fat dead whale, pimping for CNN.

Posted by: TexasJew at April 13, 2012 05:01 PM (Bughn)

true but what he said was a good speech to the NRA audience

Posted by: The Dude at April 13, 2012 05:03 PM (M8yfa)

108 Saw the last 10 min. or so of the speech.

A good speech, but Brother Mitt needs to speak with a little more fire in the belly. But his Mormon upbringing won't let him.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at April 13, 2012 05:04 PM (kqqGm)

109 "How about a statement about Zimmerman getting fucked over by that scrunt DA?"

yeah that's a winning strategy. he should hire you as his campaign adviser.

Posted by: Antitarian at April 13, 2012 05:04 PM (60GaT)

110 yeah that's a winning strategy. he should hire you as his campaign adviser.
Posted by: Antitarian at April 13, 2012 05:04 PM (60GaT)
I didn't mean Romney, I meant the NRA
That whole fucking deal is framed as an antigun campaign.
I was an NRA member until they more or less backed Harry Reid in Nevada.
When the evidentiary hearing in October or so tosses out the indictment, it will be interesting down in Florida.

Posted by: TexasJew at April 13, 2012 05:07 PM (Bughn)

111 Of course its a good speech because PAUL RYAN writes good speeches about freedom all the time. Romney has enlisted Ryan and his people to help shape theflip-floppy campaign of Mr Squish by penning these excellent tomes about America and its greatness. I guarendamntee you Romnies people have no clue how to write such things.That is all.

Posted by: Rich K at April 13, 2012 05:07 PM (X4l3T)

112 102 How about a statement about Zimmerman getting fucked over by that scrunt DA?

Well....I would love to hear it. But it would bebad politically. ....It would make him like the JEF. ...It was un-presidential for Barky to comment on it. It would be un-presidential forRomney to, too.

Talk about messing with our gun rights..

Gun rights + Self defense laws. ....The Zimmerman case is a two-fer. Which is why so many people are tuned into it.

Posted by: wheatie at April 13, 2012 05:11 PM (+5U+B)

113 Surely DiT can find better fapping material than that!

I'm a fan of the Lane Bryant catalog.

Posted by: Alex at April 13, 2012 05:13 PM (tlK1P)

114 Please to have hamsters fix link to speech. Thanks!

Posted by: Some guy in Texas at April 13, 2012 05:26 PM (D1xXV)

115 Where's that list of all the major bills passed before Obama, and how at most they were about ten pages...?

Just the sheer magnitude and reach of Dodd-Frank and Obamacare should render them unconstitutional.

Posted by: PJ at April 13, 2012 05:31 PM (DQHjw)

116 Mitt gives a talk on freedom @ the NRA, and forgets to defend the 2nd Amendment.

Posted by: Mitt Still Sux, But O-bah-muhh Sux More at April 13, 2012 05:49 PM (s5Y90)

117 Romney: Only liberal governors from states like Massachusetts should be allowed to infringe on your ability to keep and bear arms. I personally supported the 10th amendment right of our state to triple the license fees for you to keep and bear arms, making sure only those who can afford to take the 2nd amendment seriously would be able to.

Posted by: doug at April 13, 2012 06:36 PM (gUGI6)

118 So, since Romney is now using the Constitution as his guide, I can count on him to eliminate the Department of Education, right?

Posted by: stickety at April 13, 2012 06:46 PM (+Vm+w)

119 I was supposed to go to the convention this year with a buddy from work, but money being tight I had to make a choice between that trip and another trip a couple of weeks from now to visit friends.
Romney can't say much about guns, since his record sucked in MA with the assault weapons ban. Smart that he kept it about freedom and didn't get into the "cold dead hands" thing.

Posted by: Jaimo at April 13, 2012 08:00 PM (x/Snd)

120
@89


So..... we that are NRA members will have to continue to feed Mitt the tuna for the next eight years. Easy fix.

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at April 13, 2012 11:07 PM (isTG7)

121 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at April 14, 2012 12:40 AM (7W3wI)

122 Elect Ceasar Rotney (Allen Rippy), and hold his feet to the fire with a fiscal-reform minded Congress. That will at least stop the bleeding.

Posted by: MikeD at April 14, 2012 01:34 AM (p8QOg)

123 Romney has been moving more and more to the right for years. Having been a Romney supporter here at ACE - back when such creatures were spat upon - it is good to see others are starting to realize what I knew back in '08. Mitt is conservative, he has a golden touch when it comes to fixing messes and it is unlikely that he will get caught doing a "John Edwards" or "Elliot Spitzer".

I like Ann Coulter's line she gave Medved - we have tried hip and it has been a disaster, let's give square a chance.

Posted by: Evan at April 14, 2012 04:34 AM (DBbQ3)

124 The NRA gives Romney a B rating from the NRA in '08 (not sure where it is this round). Guns are the only area that have seen some legit issues with Romney, but it looks like he has become more pro 2nd over time. Is this a pander to the right? A change in his personal views? A little of both? I do not know, but I do not believe he is going to become POTUS and suddenly do a gun grab.

Now it is too bad that the NRA supports so many dems - I ended my membership when I found out they were supporting Betsy Marky (dem incumbant) over Cory Gardner. Cory was a tea party guy and very pro gun, yet the NRA - by supporting Marky was doing its best to help reelect Pelosi as speaker. I did not have a nice conversation with the NRA rep over the phone when I told him why I was canceling my membership. Oh - Gardner won! Stick that up your bumm NRA.

Posted by: Evan at April 14, 2012 04:51 AM (DBbQ3)






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