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Five Reasons So Many Grass Roots Conservatives Dont Like Romney - Hawkins

Five Reasons So Many Grass Roots Conservatives Dont Like Romney - Hawkins

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"When you're a grassroots conservative who has been mocked, ridiculed and attacked for believing in conservatism, capitalism, and the Constitution, sold out again and again by people in your own party..."
"When you're a grassroots conservative who has been mocked, ridiculed and attacked for believing in conservatism, capitalism, and the Constitution, sold out again and again by people in your own party..."

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Five Reasons So Many Grassroots ConservativesDon't Like Mitt Romney
John HawkinsJan 31, 2012John Hawkins is a professional blogger who runs
Right Wing News
 Source:http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/01/31/five_reasons_so_many_grassroots_conservatives_dont_like_mitt_romney It's a mystery to some people why so many Tea Partiers and grassroots conservativescant stand Mitt Romney. What is it about him that turns them off so much that at onetime or another, they've preferred Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry,Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich to him nationally despite the fact that he has every advantage in the race? Would Mitt Romney be better than Barack Obama?Sure, but there are some very good reasons that so many grassroots conservatives stillfind him to be a thoroughly unlikable candidate.
1) He's not a conservative.
There have been a lot of conservatives who've talked agood game during the primaries and then have let us down in D.C., but if Mitt Romneybecomes the nominee and gets elected, some people seem to be hoping that he'll bethe first Republican moderate to go to D.C. and turn into a fire-breathing conservative.Based on his record, if Mitt Romney is nominated, he will be the least conservativecandidate since Nixon.Moreover, keep in mind that in 1994, when Mitt Romney was 47 years old, he wastelling people that, "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. Im not trying to return to Reagan-Bush" and the Contract with America was "not a good idea."Eight years later in 2002, when he was 55 years old, Mitt Romney was saying,
"I thinkpeople recognize that I'm not a partisan Republican, that I'm someone whois moderate, and that my views are progressive.
Oh, joy! So he was aprogressive, like Hillary Clinton! After four years of governing as a barely right of centermoderate and coming up with Romneycare, a piece of signature legislation that anyliberal Democrat would be proud of, Mitt Romney supposedly became a conservative --precisely at the same moment he started running for President. What a stunningcoincidence!One of the great ironies of the campaign is that Newt Gingrich has been quite properlydinged for being a good Republican soldier and endorsing Dede Scozzafava over the
Conservative Party's Doug Hoffman and now, a lot of the "good Republican soldiers" areendorsing a male version of Scozzafava for President over Newt.
) He doesn't believe in anything politically other than Mitt Romney.
What conservative cause has Mitt Romney ever fought like hell for in his career? There arenone. What has Mitt Romney ever done for conservatives in his career? Nothing of significance...oh wait, I forgot; when he was asked about it in the Florida debate, henoted that he started a family and a business, which is nice, but probably puts him onpar with about half of the people reading this column.In the last decade alone, Mitt has been against an amendment to stop gay marriageand for an amendment to stop gay marriage, for cap and trade and against cap andtrade, against Bush's tax cuts and for Bush's tax cuts, for abortion and against abortion,for gun control and against gun control....it goes on and on. Like Arlen Specter,Romney would feel just as comfortable running as a Democrat or Republican and likeBarack Obama, all of Mitt's promises come with an expiration date. It's almost impossible to know where Romney will be on any issue in six months, includingObamacare, much less where he'd be after he got elected and settled down inside theBeltway. How do you get fired up about a guy like that? How do you believe in him theway conservatives believe in guys like Jim DeMint?Mitt Romney is a repeat of the same show conservatives have seen over and over againand we all know the ending if the candidate gets elected. These plastic men, thesepolitical Stretch Armstrongs get inside the Beltway Bubble, the media starts working onthem, the establishment starts whispering in their ear and next thing you know, they'reexplaining how important comprehensive immigration reform is to the conservativecause or why we need another Bridge to Nowhere.When you're a grassroots conservative who has been mocked, ridiculed and attackedfor believing in conservatism, capitalism, and the Constitution, sold out again and againby people in your own party, and told your nation is on the verge of a debt-driven crisisthat could bankrupt us, the last thing you want is to be treated like you're stupid by aphony Massachusetts moderate who tells you he believes the same things you do whenyou damn well know he doesn't mean a word of it.
3) Mitt Romney has benefitted from a tremendous media double standard.
 Other than Herman Cain, who at least is a conservative who has worked tirelessly forthe Tea Party, Mitt Romney is the single least qualified man running for office in theRepublican field. Yes, Mitt's business experience is a plus, but it didn't help him inMassachusetts, where he was an awful, unpopular governor whose signature program,Romneycare, has been a miserable failure. Romney has gotten where he is becausehe's rich, the establishment is behind him, and much of the conservative media hasbeen greasing the skids for him.The double standards have been extraordinary and grating. The other candidates hadto bring up Bain Capital because much of the conservative media wouldn't touch thevery issue that Ted Kennedy used to beat Mitt Romney's brains in back in 1994. Eventoday, when you try to point out 
that Mitt's "100,000" jobs created number is
pure vapor
, that he
made a lot of money off of deals where the taxpayers andthe FDIC had to pick up the tab
, or that it looks awful for Mitt to make millions ondeals where businesses went under and hundreds of middle class workers lost their jobs, you're answered with cries of "capitalism" and "free enterprise!" Good luck withthat strategy in the general election if, God help us all, Mitt gets that far.Furthermore, remember when Newt Gingrich was ahead of Mitt in Iowa, running apositive campaign, and was told "Politics ain't beanbag" after Mitt creamed him withmillions in negative ads? Then remember when those same people squealed withoutrage when Mitt got exactly what he had been dishing out after New Hampshire? Wewere told Newt was campaigning like a liberal when he hit Mitt on Bain Capital, but when Mitt ran dishonest ads featuring Tom Brokaw crowing about a
now discreditedethics investigation
, the same people were silent. After the last debate, it wasamazing to hear talking heads telling everyone how wonderful Mitt did after
RickSantorum gutted him like a Christmas turkey on Obamacare
and Romney wasbooed by the audience after he was caught lying about not having seen an ad that hepersonally endorsed.Let's be honest and name some names: Jen Rubin, Charles Krauthammer, George Will,National Review, Fox News and the Drudge Report among others have been shilling forMitt Romney and attacking his adversaries during this primary the way the New YorkTimes will for Barack Obama in the general election. That doesn't make them RINOS,liberals, part of the establishment or bad people. Reasonable people can reach different conclusions about which candidate to support. But that being said, these people shouldrealize that as far as a lot of other conservatives are concerned, they are betting theirreputations on Mitt Romney. What they are in effect saying in so many words is, "Votefor Mitt Romney and we promise you that not only will he get elected, he'll governconservatively." Given his record, that's liquidating your house and putting it on a spinof the roulette wheel.
4) Mitt Romney is cozying up to the establishment, not the Tea Party.
Neverhave so many self-interested, politically-gutless establishment space fillers gathered inone place as on the endorsement list for Mitt Romney. If Bob Dole, John McCain, SusanMolinari, Lisa Murkowski, Jim Talent, Joe Scarborough, Mel Martinez, Jim Gerlach, JuddGregg, Jon Huntsman, John Sununu and Norm Coleman are all lining up behind acandidate in a contested GOP primary, it's an almost ironclad guarantee that candidateis not going to be worth a bucket of warm spit once he gets into office. If you want toknow why you're seeing so many Tea Partiers lining up behind Newt Gingrich, whodespite his flaws has done more for the conservative cause than any other livingpolitician, it's because they see the politicians backing Mitt Romney and they're wellaware that they're not friends of grassroots conservatives.It's absolutely unbelievable that after the grassroots helped the GOP have its best yearin half a century that we may end up with a human "SCREW YOU!" to the Tea Party likeMitt Romney as the nominee. Here we have a moderate establishment-endorsedcandidate who supported TARP, is open to more bailouts, came up with the mother of Obamacare, and he has no bold plans to tackle the deficit -- and this is the guy TeaPartiers are supposed to support after fighting to beat Republicans like that in primaries

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