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Apr 21, 2012 9 Comments ›› Doc Holiday

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: Wishful liberals and Chicken Little conservatives who watch the weekly fluctuations in the presidential polls have concluded that President Obama is a shoo-in for re-election. They point out that Mitt Romney, the likely Republican nominee, can’t connect with women, has a large likability gap and is slightly behind Obama in most national polls as well as in the key swing states of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.

The despair of faint-hearted conservatives deepens when they contemplate President Obama’s disastrous performance in office. His record of fiscally reckless extremism is unparalleled in American history. In three short years, federal spending as a percentage of GDP has climbed from 20% to 24% while the national debt has exploded from $10 trillion to $15.5 trillion. By the end of his term, Obama will have increased the national debt by a staggering 67%.

Add to this record President Obama’s continual disrespect for the Constitution, his unceasing regulatory attacks on free enterprise and small businesses, his rhetoric of class warfare, his deceptive demagoguery and his spendthrift economic policies that have fattened the wallets of his political cronies but created so few jobs that millions of Americans have simply dropped out of the labor force, and many conservatives can offer only one explanation for Obama’s current lead in the polls.

America, they conclude, must have lost its can-do spirit of rugged individualism and replaced it with what Governor Chris Christie recently called an attitude of “paternalistic entitlement” championed by a coalition of political elites, acolytes in the mainstream media, crony capitalists and an ever-growing dependency class.

Conservatives across the nation should be of good cheer, however. The United States remains a center-right nation. This November, voters will choose common sense over fiscally reckless extremism in what will be a landslide conservative victory. Republicans will retain the House, gain the Senate and win back the presidency with a 2-to-1 Electoral College margin.

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  • PhilByler

    I believe that there can be a conservative landslide. It is just that you need a conservative as the GOP nominee for President, and that is not Romney.

    A Reaganite conservative is needed to lead.  That’s Newt.

    • LCBMOE

      … and what ‘cha gonna do if (when?) it’s Mitt? stay home and pout? America needs a “play-by-the-rules” president … are you saying that Mitt “ain’t it”, and that obama is “bettah”? if so, me thinks you need to get your head outta your arse … and please, no offense intended …

  • PhilByler

    Hey LCBMOE troll, your comment reflects how low class Romney-bot trolls are, what a mistake Romney would be and why Romney can blow it. 

    What America needs is Reaganite conservativism, and Romney is no conservative, much less a Reaganite conservative.  During the period of time that Newt was a “Young Turk” captain in the Reagan Revolution, was a House GOP leader who led the GOP takeover of the House for the first time in 42 years based on the “Contract With America” and was the Speaker who forced Bill Clinton to balanced budgets and welfare reform, Romney voted for liberal Democrats Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Paul Tsongas and refused to sign on to the “Contract With America.” Romney’s only time in public office was as a one-term Massachusetts Governor (2002-2006), and during that one term, Romney was a Northeast liberal. Romney: increased spending (when graded against other Governors according to the 2005 Fiscal Policy Report Card produced by the Cato Institute, Romney got a D); raised fees and taxes by over $740 million; was adamantly pro-abortion rights; appointed liberal pro-abortion rights Democrats to the state judiciary, oversaw Massachusetts being 47th in the country in job growth; appointed litigation-happy environmentalists to key government jobs; flip-flopped on cap and trade, flip-flopped on carbon taxes; and championed RomneyCare (socialized medicine at the state level), which Romney has never disavowed, which resulted in billions of dollars of sky rocketing health care costs ($8.569 billion in the first five years) and which is the precursor to ObamaCare (socialized medicine at the national level). When Romney left office, he had a 35% approval rate/65% disapproval rate.

    You say that Romney is better than Obama.  Not by much.   

  • LCBMOE

    Troll? Moi? Let’s see: I’ve been frequenting and contributing to this site for probably 3 or 4 years, et tu? Let’s dispense with the libtard name-calling, eh? (… and BTW, how old *are* you?)

    Now, on to the point: yes, Romney IS better than Obama. If it’s only an incremental improvment, then so be it. Dude, ‘ya gotta play the cards you’re dealt.

    … now, go right ahead and say you’d rather have Obama re-elected … (… chirp, chirp, chirp goes the sound of the crickets …)

  • PhilByler

    The question is how old are you. I have been on this site for more than 4 years, and you don’t deal with the substance of my comments (that we need a Reaganite conservative to lead and that’s not Romney).  Rather, you engage in the kind of adolescent posturing that I have seen Romney-bots and left wingers engage in, but not intelligent conservatives.  It’s a fact.

    I don’t want to see Obama re-elected.  That’s one reason why I also don’t want Romney be the GOP nominee.  So why don’t you cut the childish talk and deal with my point that we need a Reaganite conservative to lead the Republican Party. 

  • LCBMOE

    Newt ain’t gonna happen, dude. Now, just cool your jets or a moment and try to digest all this: for a variety of reasons, Mitt is gonna be it … call it “tea leaves”, or whatever floats yer boat. You know, I met Newt … got a picture or two standing next to him about 3 weeks ago (and no, I ain’t gonna send it to ya). I had a chance to “burn his ear” for about 30 seconds … he appreciated my comments, we exchanged pleasantries, and he left for the lectern.

    My point is that I don’t know you, and you don’t know me. Problem is, however, you don’t know how elections are run. Take, for example, a brokered convention (which would be the ONLY way Newt could have a “stab” at it: this would be *instant* disaster for the Republican party … please, tell me you know that!

    Newt WILL have a chance to construct several “planks” of the Republican agenda … he may even get a choice appointment in a Romney cabinet. But Newt’s gonna fold. He’s an intelligent man with much to offer. Romney would be very wise to keep him near. As for you, my agitated conservative friend, the campaign is effectively over.

  • PhilByler

    So, your response is, in the end, that you just know that it is going to be Romney.  You have nothing to say about my point that the country needs a Reaganite conservative to lead the GOP and the country at this moment in history and that Romney is certainly not that Reaganite conservative (because Romney’s record shows him to be a Northeast liberal). 

    I understand full well, probably better than you, that the GOP establishment does not want Newt and that the GOP establishment has sold its soul to someone in Romney who should not be the nominee.  Newt does represent Reaganite conservatism and real change. 

    I also understand full well how elections are run; and no, a GOP convention that goes beyond the first ballot would not be a disaster.  It could energize the GOP base and could result in a far, far better choice than Romney as the GOP nominee.

    No, I don’t see Newt in a Romney cabinet.  First of all, I don’t see Romney beating Obama and so there won’t be a Romney cabinet.  That’s not a wish; that’s just how I see the general election playing out if Romney is the nominee.  Secondly, Newt is too much his own strong person to function as part of a Romney team. Newt is very much a loyal Republican and will support Romney if Romney is the nominee, but Newt understands that who Romney will want around him in a cabinet are not independent thinkers and do-ers like Newt.      

  • http://twitter.com/TellyStern Tel-Jonah Stern

    I seriously doubt Romney’s supporters are so mesmerized by his personality that they should be called bots. He really doesn’t raise that level of excitement in people.

    I’m 45. Age matters in most areas of life, but who’s asking, right?

  • PhilByler

    Come off it. I was reacting to the adolescent nature of the LCBMOE reply post, which was not thoughtful and which was like many I have seen on conservative sites.  I was not calling all Romney supporters Romney-bots.  And I don’t think that being mesmerized by Romney’s personality accounts for Romney-bots or for his other supporters.

    Sure, there are older supporters of Romney, like so many in the Republican establishment.  But even you don’t deal with my substantive comments on why Romney would be a mistake and why we need a Reaganite conservative to lead the GOP and the country. Remember that Reagan had to overcome the GOP establishment; nothing is new in that regard.     

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