"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)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Romney Campaign said to ask Florida Governor Scott to downplay economic gains

UPDATE from The Hill email, 7:15 p.m., 21 Jun 2012:

"Gov. Rick Scott (R) denied Romney's campaign asked him to tone down efforts to tout improvements in the Florida economy out of concern it could weaken the case against Obama."

This reminds me of Bill Clinton and the meaning of the word 'is' which became famous.  In politics where there is smoke, there is usually fire.  Why do Republicans keep turning into pretzels to defend Romney?

Let me get this straight.  In Romneyland, Governors are not to take credit for what they are doing in their states to lower unemployment without saying it would be even better under Romney.  This is absolutely disgusting because no one knows how it would be under Romney -- it could be worse as he has to placate his huge donors to keep them happy.

This confirms rumors of what has been going on in the House with any bills that will add jobs to the economy that are being stalled by Republicans.  Heard sometime ago from several sources the stalled bills were to help Romney in the November election.  In fact Senator Inhofe (R-OK) inferred that in a recent interview with The Oklahoman on the Transportation bill stalled in the House.  Some members of the House Republicans don't seem to care it hurts the American people who are looking for jobs or small businesses.  The mantra seems to be we have to defeat Obama and elect Romney at any cost.  The sad part is that it doesn't just seem to be rhetoric but what some in the House believe.

When you base your whole campaign on a bad economy like Romney has and then it starts to turn around, you have a problem because you have no issue left.  Does that mean Romney and Republicans want the economy to tank so he can get elected?  It sure looks that way.  Are the big Romney donors like Adelson and the Koch Brothers going to try and tank the economy more between now the election since they have pledged to spend over $100,000,000 in the Koch Brother's case and whatever it takes by Adelson to defeat Obama and install Romney as President.  They are not hiding the fact they are attempting to buy the election.  That is not the Republican Party I know but frankly maybe I don't know this Republican Party who will say and do anything to get Romney elected.

The very idea that the Romney campaign wants Gov Scott of Florida to downplay economic gains when he is working hard to turn his state around is all you need to know about Mitt Romney.  His lack of caring about individuals shows up in the fact he seems to want a bad economy with no job growth until he takes office.  How can Republicans support such a strategy when some people have been out of work for a very long time?  Shouldn't we be touting job growth in the states to show what Governors can do and why Washington needs to quit meddling in State Government.  When I use the term Washington I not only mean the President and that goes for any President but also the Congress who has lost touch with the American people.

Rick Scott is trying to give hope to the people of Florida and along comes the Romney people basically telling him to only tout the economic gains on Romney terms.  The same Romney who won't campaign with Scott in Florida wants to tell him what to do.  I don't know what Scott is going to tell the Romney surrogates but I know what I would tell them -- Mind Your Own Business!
Romney campaign said to ask Scott to downplay economic gains 
By Michael C. Bender, Updated: Thursday, June 21, 7:29 AM  
June 21 (Bloomberg) -- Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama, according to two people familiar with the matter. 
Scott, a Republican, was asked to say that the state’s jobless rate could improve faster under a Romney presidency, according to the people, who asked not to be named. 
What’s unfolding in Florida highlights a dilemma for the Romney campaign: how to allow Republican governors to take credit for economic improvements in their states while faulting Obama’s stewardship of the national economy. Republican governors in Ohio, Virginia, Michigan and Wisconsin also have highlighted improving economies. 
Scott should follow the advice of the Romney campaign and it won’t undermine his own message, said Mac Stipanovich, a political strategist and lobbyist in Florida. 
“This is one of those situations where you could have it both ways and there’s enough truth in it that it would resonate,” Stipanovich said. “It would be better if everybody was singing from the same hymnal.” 
Romney hasn’t campaigned with Scott, a first-term governor, whose approval rating is 39 percent, according to a poll yesterday from Quinnipiac, in Hamden, Connecticut. That’s down from 41 percent on May 24. 
Romney’s staff has concluded there’s no benefit in appearing with Scott, said two campaign advisers who asked for anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter.
The state Republican party ran a television ad in March crediting Scott, who is a year and a half into a four-year term, for drops in the unemployment rate. 
“Companies are hiring, expanding, putting more Floridians to work,” the ad narrator said. “Florida’s unemployment rate continues to get better.” 
Excerpt:  Read More at the Washington Post

Why are people turning into pretzels to support Mitt Romney?  As I was told, Romney is an example of  a robber baron of the Industrial Revolution and that is not a compliment.  Young people, in particular, are turned off by Romney with his arrogance, comments and agenda as they are not sure what he really believes as he flip flops so much.  When Romney decided to go after teachers, police, fire, and civil service, a lot of people have started questioning a multi-millionaire elitist who attacks the working class like they contribute nothing.  Do you remember when Romney said he was 'unemployed' while he is getting millions in a golden parachute every year part of which he keeps offshore in the Cayman's and in a Swiss bank account?  That same person is attacking certain jobs of the middle class yet there are crickets chirping out of Republicans and their pundits.

Someone please tell me why the establishment elites of the Republican Party backed Romney for President helping him take out other Republicans with some of the most negative ads ever.  Was it because they were short on money and figured Romney and his friends would fund the RNC, the convention, and the campaign?    On that note, how much money has been donated to the RNC that is over the allowed amount that will have to be returned since big donors don't believe rules apply to them and the RNC wants to tout a huge fundraising month?

In 2008, the Democrats were bought and paid for by Wall Street, Soros, and Big Business who wanted more bailouts and friendly rules to make them wealthier.  After two years of getting what they want, Obama goes after Wall Street and they now support Romney which is all you need to know about Mitt Romney who is now the 'darling' of Wall Street.  They don't give huge bucks to a campaign without expecting payback as we saw with Obama and the bailouts/stimulus.

I am with Senator McCain -- corporations are not people and should not be allowed to donate any more then the average person who is not wealthy.  The millionaires/billionaires of this Country have made a mockery out of this election as it turns into the election of the dueling elites.  Although if you look at which campaign is bringing in a lot of small donations, it is Obama as only 13% of the smaller donors to the other candidates of the GOP Primary have given to Romney or the RNC which speaks volumes about the lack of support for Romney from the grassroots.  The attacks on our candidates were so far over the top that it made a lot of us decide that under no circumstance would we support Romney or the RNC in 2012.

BTW, word came out yesterday that Newt Gingrich is returning the Adelson money.  It also came out that Santorum will NOT serve in a Romney cabinet.  Speaks volumes when you already hear some Republicans saying they are looking to run in 2016.

Is this another Republican throw-away election like 1996 and 2008.  If it is, the people in charge need to be fired and sent to the unemployment line because this time they have risked the future of the Republican Party with arrogance and underhanded tactics to hand Romney the nomination.

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