"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Morning Examiner: Perry vs the Entitlement Apologists Romney, Bachmann and Liberals

What a group to align yourself with as a Republican candidate for President -- Center for American Progress who tries to scare senior citizens on social security to get votes.  Looks like Romney has not left the politics he had as a one term Governor in MA behind.

The real Bachmann is now starting to come through as well.  She is from liberal Minnesota, was a Democrat at one time which never gets mentioned, and loves pork and earmarks.  She tried to spin the farm subsidies which appear on on her federal report,  her husband's subsidies for his therapy clinic, and now we find out that she likes social security just the way it is as long as it gets her votes.  She is more than willing to scare senior citizens to get votes.  Her and Romney are alike -- whatever it takes to get votes -- throw the truth out the window.

Bachmann’s penchant for earmarks dates back to her days in the Minnesota state Senate. Despite her reputation as a fiscal conservative, from 2001-2006, then-state Senator Bachmann proposed more than $60 million in earmarks, including a $710,000 “Bond For Centerville Local Improvements Around Highway 14″ and a $40,000,000 “Bond for Lino Lakes And Columbus Township Highway Interchanges.” 
The federalist argument is also severely undercut by the fact that since joining the U.S. Congress in 2007, Bachmann has appropriated more than $3.7 million in earmarks. What is more, when Republicans sought an earmark moratorium, Bachmann pushed to exclude transportation projects from the ban. 
Bachmann may also be plagued by her involvement in a controversial pardon. In 2007,Bachmann wrote a letter requesting a presidential pardon for a convicted drug-smuggler and money-launderer named Frank Vennes. Vennes was convicted of money laundering in 1988 and pleaded no contest to a cocaine and weapons charge. Making matters worse, he and his wife donated a total of $27,600 to Bachmann’s 2006 and 2008 election.  
During an interview with The Daily Caller, Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, called her an “articulate spokesman” for the Tea Party, but added: “She doesn’t have a long list of legislative accomplishments.” 
Read more: Daily Caller

We would be willing to bet that if Mitt Romney, who went independent because of Reagan, (“I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush,” Romney retorted) who went back to Republican when he ran against Ted Kennedy in 1994 had won, he would have been the king of earmarks and pork.  All you have to do is listen to him know when he is now putting a finger in the wind to know he is NO conservative.  Romneycare in MA which is a mandate on the citizens of Massachusetts and unfortunately for the states north of them, drove more MA liberals to Maine and New Hampshire.  People of Maine have no use for the people from MA who make up a large portion of the southern part of the state.  Heard it with my own ears while visiting my daughter at Brunswick NAS in Maine.  What is there not to like as a conservative about Romney?  Almost everything!   
Romney helped raise money for Planned Parenthood and supported gay rights until it was time to run for president. He supported a bail-out bill in Michigan during the primaries before it was popular. And, while he now claims to be pro-life, he supported legalization of the “morning-after” abortion pill, RU-486. Moreover, as recently as his 2002 run for governor his platform stated:
“The choice to have an abortion is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not the government’s.”
Of course, Romney says that his views have “evolved.” But one can strongly suspect his adaptation relates more to the evolution of political ambitions than that of conscience. Call me cynical, but unless you’ve been cloistered in an ancient monastery for the duration, I’m very suspicious of deep personal growth occurring between ages 55 and 60.
Romney opposed the Boy Scouts’ policy prohibiting homosexuals from serving as scoutmasters and prevented the organization from participating publicly in the 2002 Olympics. Then the Boston Globe wrote in 2005, “Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans, has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters (75%) of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced, instead tapping registered Democrats or independents – including two gay lawyers who have supported expanded same-sex rights.”
The problems with Romneycare are well known: Mitt argued that Massachusetts needed to reform its health-care system because the uninsured were placing huge strains on the state’s emergency rooms and the rest of the population had to pick up the tab for the free-riders, and that was driving up Massachusetts health costs. So, as a famous can-do technocrat, he looked at the problem and came up with a can-do technocratic solution. Three years later, everyone was insured, but emergency-room use was higher than ever, and 70 percent of those newly insured were all but entirely subsidized by the state, and Massachusetts residents were paying 30 percent more for their health care than the U.S. average, and Boston had the longest wait time in the nation to see a new doctor.  
Check out more facts on the The Romney RINO: Scorecard from the klsouth blog
The keywords of the day put together by Karl Rove is that Romneycare is nothing like Obamacare.  Tell that to the people of MA where doctors are fleeing the state.  This is who Bachmann has now aligned herself?

Guess they both missed the part about the social security system is going bankrupt rapidly.  In order to do guarantee younger people anything from social security, it needs fixed.  Maybe they didn't miss that social security is going bankrupt and are just like the Democrats willing to scare senior citizens with their lies about social security and now Rick Perry to get votes.

How many times do people have to inform senior citizens that their benefits will not be affected if they are currently getting social security or if they are over 50?  Why is that so hard to understand?  Because Democrats and now two Republican candidates want to scare them for votes.  What kind of candidates are Romney and Bachmann to join the liberals to scare senior citizens to try and make Rick Perry who spoke the truth the bogeyman?  Shows they will say and do anything for votes.

For Romney and Bachmann to take this tact shows it really is all about politics with those two in what looks to be a coordinated effort.  Did Romney (Rove) find his stooge to join him or is dangling VP in front of Pawlenty  since Pawlenty endorsed Romney today.  One of our problems  we had with Pawlenty running for President was that even though he was a nice guy, as Governor he seemed to be a caretaker for the MN government most of the time with no new and innovative ideas to make government work better.  Did Romney infer an offer of the Vice President slot to Pawlenty -- he thought he was going to be McCain's VP in 2008.  First he endorsed McCain and now Romney.  That is all you need to know if you are a conservative.

Bachmann also has an ad coming out from her Super PAC against Perry on immigration just like Romney.  Both of those candidates do not have a clue about the Texas border but they don't care as long as they score points against Rick Perry -- why let the facts get in the way.

Wonder what the Tea Party thinks of Bachmann now on the same side as Mitt Romney and the Center for American Progress. Those two are too weak to to stand up and admit the truth, so they go on the attack for Perry telling the truth hoping it will bring in votes which is right out of the Karl Rove playbook.

Morning Examiner: Perry vs the entitlement apologists 
By Conn Carroll 
At last week’s Reagan Library Republican presidential debate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney cast his lot with decades of Democratic demagogues and attacked Texas Gov. Rick Perry for speaking the truth about Social Security. The Romney campaign made it clear before, during, and after the debate that Perry’s accurate description of Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme” should disqualify him from the race. The George Soros funded Center for American Progress quickly echoed the Romney campaign’s message.   
Now it appears that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., wants to join Romnney and his new liberal allies in attacking Perry on entitlement spending. An anonymous Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., aide tells The Examiner‘s Byron York: “Clearly she feels differently about the value of Social Security than Gov. Perry does. She strongly disagrees with his position on that, and it’s clearly not something that’s going to sit well with the people of Florida and Iowa and South Carolina and many of the early states, where there is a large population of seniors who rely heavily on Social Security. For [Perry] to scare them is wrong.” 
The only people trying to scare seniors are the Romney and Bachmann campaigns aided by leftist groups like the Center for American Progress. Perry has never said he wants to abolish Social Security or cut benefits for current seniors. That Romney and Bachmann are so quick to reach for this page from the liberal campaign playbook on entitlement spending is disheartening. We will see how the Tea Party crowd at tonight’s CNN debate welcomes these developments. 
Source:  Washington Examiner
We do not believe that conservatives for a minute are fooled by Romney and now the faux Tea Party person Bachmann who believes the entitlement program social security is okay.  Had a hunch when she formed the Tea Party Caucus in the House that it was only for her political future.  The House TP Caucus doesn't meet, doesn't take a position on bills, and has no coherent message.  All you have to do is compare the House and Senate Tea Party Caucus' to see that the Senate has an active caucus with members who take a stand but then none of them are running for President while the House TP Caucus is mostly a joke which has not left their members very happy.

Welcome to the world of Romney who most have considered a moderate for years and still do and Bachmann, the opportunist who now has joined Romney in saying and doing anything to get elected.  The rate these two are going they are using up all the background the Democrats had ready to throw.  Is this a general election or a Republican Primary -- Romney and Bachmann sound more like Democrats -- liberal ones -- by the day!

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