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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    Quote Originally Posted by R. Shackleferd View Post
    Romney's individual mandate and assault weapons ban is deregulation and supply side policy?
    Yeah, just like how Medicare Part D was fiscally conservative. Whodathunkit? In my experience, a lot of liberals seem to have a very skewed concept of the political spectrum.
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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    Quote Originally Posted by R. Shackleferd View Post
    Romney's individual mandate and assault weapons ban is deregulation and supply side policy?
    I'm convinced that's more an attack on guns themselves and not so much an issue of personal economics.
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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    Quote Originally Posted by R. Shackleferd View Post
    Romney's individual mandate and assault weapons ban is deregulation and supply side policy?
    I'm talking about Romney promising to once again deregulate his Wall Street cronies, and provide even bigger tax cuts to the rich at the expense of seniors and the middle class.

    30 years of this GOP tactic has been quite enough for me!
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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    IMO, we no longer have Dems and the GOP.
    We have independents, (by far the largest group), liberals and conservatives (the other 30 to 60 %)..
    There is something that I do not like about Romney - maybe that he represents the 1% of our nation....

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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Youth View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I'm currently a college student writing a paper based on Mitt Romney; throughout the semester I've written various other papers about the community and functionality of this site specifically and was hoping you guys would be able to take a minute and help me on my last project for my class.

    Do you think Mitt Romney's stance on issues across the board accurately represents the majority of Republicans? I'm curious to see why or why not as well if you wouldn't mind; I know his own party has had difficulty embracing him and I'm hoping to discover why that is.

    Thanks!
    I see Romney as representative of a small portion of the GOP, but as there are many aspects and factions within the party he cannot possibly represent a majority...any more than Obama does for Democrats.

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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'm convinced that's more an attack on guns themselves and not so much an issue of personal economics.
    Of course it's an issue of personal economics. It is restricting me from buying and selling guns.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I'm talking about Romney promising to once again deregulate his Wall Street cronies
    I would not consider removing rules or "deregulating" from financial institutions that exist and operate within the state and all of it's additional regulations a form of deregulation. Especially when the institution is created by a "regulation" and especially when that "regulation" aims to reward/bailout the so called "deregulated" thing.

    and provide even bigger tax cuts to the rich at the expense of seniors and the middle class.
    Cool, let's tax cut the middle class as well then. They'll have more money to spend on what the suppliers have to sell.

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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    I voted no even though I could have made the case for a yes. Let me explain. Mitt Romney is a "blow with the wind" candidate. He takes whatever stands will help him most politically at that moment. That's why we have a different Romney when he's running for MA governor, versus the Republican nomination, versus the general presidential election. I voted no because I don't think the average Republican believes it's good policy to just flip flop to whatever position suits him best at that moment. I've been extremely critical of the Republican Party, but I don't believe most Republicans think flip flopping is acceptable.

    I could have voted yes if I only went by the positions Romney is taking right now. If you judged him with a short-term memory, you could say he represents a lot of Republicans' views. If you go by the positions he's taken in his political career, you have to conclude he's not a Republican. He's not a Democrat. He's not a Libertarian. He's not a Socialist. He's a ping pong ball.

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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    Does Romney accurately represent Republicans?
    yes i suppose.
    since he has such a huge lead in the primaries,
    the majority of republicans must like him,
    and think he represents them pretty well.
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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    Why is this an RIP thread?
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    Re: Romney representing the GOP accurately?

    I think he represents the GOP perfectly. He's always switching his stories, he'll never be honest with us, he'll never tell us his intentions or goals, and in the end he's out for himself and himself alone.
    Or in other words hes a politician
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