Obama shock comes in a move touted by the media as “political brilliance” when he chose Mitt Romney for his vice presidential nominee. While this move was shocking to some who had been told that Mitt Romney was a conservative, after the initial shock wore off, the policies in so many areas showed such an amazing similarity that one wondered why obama had not not chosen Romney in the 2008 election.
On the issues:
Government takeover of healthcare:
What was the difference between Hillarycare/obamacare and Romneycare? No one can recall that now. Both obama & Romney promoted socialized medicine. Romney while he was the executive in charge of MA and Obama while he was in charge of United States. Romney had tried to repackage his views as if it was limited to one state, but as Wall Street Journal, Washington Examiner, Hotair, to the Weekly Standard and Cato Institute showed, with his push for Government mandated healthcare, it was a hard sale that no one was buying.
So his move to join the obama ticket was the most logical move. And Romney’s Government mandated ‘health plan’ provided for tax funded abortions with only a $50 copay. Since Romney has always been a strong supporter of Roevwade, this move lined up with his position every since his Mother ran for elected office as a proabortion candidate in a conservative district.
Romney has been the strongest proRoevWade candidate in the Republican party for years. As he said in his own words, this started when his Mom promoted RoevWade in conservative districts even when it was unpopular because he felt that the family member who died from an abortion would have been better served if she was given an abortion clinic to take her child’s life while saving the Mom’s life.
For those who want to believe that he changed his position, note how he purposefully changed his views from one year to the next depending on the audience:
As for Obama, he has been the most radical of proabortion Presidents promoting in Illinois even infanticide, where a child born out of the womb, living and breathing on her own in a separate room, was refused Doctor’s care to help her live as the little girls died slow and painful deaths. However, like Mitt Romney, he has had the help of the Media to promote his views on abortion as “above my paygrade” even as he began Government forced siphoning of tax payer funded dollars to force abortions around the world!
Mitt Romney put into place 700 Million dollars in new taxes, much under the guise of “fees”, and left office with over 1 billion dollar deficit in 2007 (Boston Globe 12/30/2006)
As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney raised state government fees and taxes by three quarters of a billion dollars a year. During his four year tenure, Romney nickeled and dimed Massachusetts families and individuals with over a hundred fee increases, on everything from getting married (he upped the price for a marriage license), to buying a new home (he increased charges for Registry of Deeds paperwork), to owning a gun legally (he tripled the fee for a Firearms ID Card). He also proposed and obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenues from business, with tax changes he dubbed loophole closings but critics said were really just tax increases. The fee hikes and tax revenue increases described here were all proposed by Romney himself, as elements of various budgets, revenue raiser packages, or other measures or policy proposals originating in Romney’s office. In addition to the three quarters of a billion dollars in higher fees and state taxes Romney imposed as governor, his tenure also saw massive increases in property taxes in Massachusetts—in significant part due to Mitt Romney. In fact, the non-partisan and highly respected FactCheck.org says Romney “shifted some of the tax burden to the local level” and “to some extent Romney avoided a state tax increase only by forcing increases at the local level.”
http://romneyfacts.com/issue_tax.php also uncovered that Massachusetts homeowners paid a steep price for Romney’s shell game. The average single-family property tax bill statewide rose from $3,015 in fiscal 2002 to $3,799 in 2006, a 26 percent increase, or $784 a year.4 During the same period, the residential property tax levy (that is, the total amount collected) increased by $1.8 billion statewide, or a staggering 35 percent from fiscal 2002 to 2006.
In the article “Governor Huckabee a conservative or progressive“, we read that “Mitt Romney saw sharper increases in taxes during his single gubernatorial term (2003 to 2007) in Massachusetts. The state-local burden rose from 9.8% the year of his election to 10.5% his last year as governor. Meanwhile, the total tax burden went up from 31.2% to 33.9% — vaulting Massachusetts from 9th place to 7th place in the nation.”
And of course, we all know now that obama promoted the largest tax increases and government spending in our nation’s history. Obama’s major weakness continues to be his job killing policies that have put so many millions of Americans out of jobs and destroyed so many small businesses. By bringing Romney on board, he is able to package himself as friendly to businesses. After elected, he can do whatever he wants to promote his communist light solutions and add to his 46 Trillion dollar budget, but he might propose budget “cuts” of even 1 Trillion dollars while taxing more citizens and adding a few more trillion dollars in government spending to cover the new interest rate costs after Standard & Poors downgrade of our nation’s economic rating.
Terrorism and inspiration of islamic ideology:
On fighting terrorism and islam, obama prefers to be called barak hussein obama while he visits muslim dominant nations and promotes America as among largest muslim nations in the world despite the fact that America is not even in the top 10 or top 20 to top 40 nations and most American muslims are just cultural muslims who were born into islam but want nothing to do with muslim sharia law.
As reported by islamic expert Robert Spencer, Mitt Romney also appealed to inside the beltway politically correct talking points by declaring that in his speeches, he purposefully “didn’t refer to Islam at all, or to any other religion for that matter. I spoke about three major threats America faces on a long term basis. Jihadism is one of them, and that is not Islam. If you want my views on Islam, it’s quite straightforward. Islam is one of the world’s great religions and the great majority of people in Islam want peace for themselves and peace with their maker.”
Robert Spencer exposed Mitt Romney’s political correctness in his article and US News & World Report author Dan Gilgoff challenged Romney’s unusual packaging with the following:
“Romney sees no connection whatsoever between Islam and the jihadists? Experts often say that Islamic terrorists are promoting a distorted version of Islam, but they seldom claim that there’s no connection between the religious tradition and the jihadists who claim to act in that tradition’s name.”
Columnist Lawrence Auster writes the following about Mitt Romney’s position on islamic based terrorism in his column http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/013343.html
“I am deeply disappointed in Romney, stunned, actually. His previous statements about the Islam threat had shown more sense of reality than this. Now he’s gone to the irrational extreme of denying that jihad has anything to do with Islam. Even Bush and the neocons never went this far. They would call jihadism a perverted form of Islam. But Romney–to the disbelief of the liberal reporter Gilgoff, who initially was worried that Romney was painting Islam in sinister colors–states categorically that Islam and jihadism are two entirely different entities.”
For those in the TEA party trying to come up with a strategy to fight off this fictitious scenario in the style of Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock” , which sadly does not seem as far fetched as it did in 1984, responses come in the form of Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, and Lt. Col. Allen West.
It’s time we unite and together fight those who do not understand we are a nation which believes in our God given unalienable rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness! We will not go down without a fight. We will fight for a smaller federal government and a simpler nation where our country’s politicians will start honoring the oath to protect our constitution and to promote limited federal government in favor of local and state control regarding economic values. We must hold our politicians to the fire of elections and require them to secure our borders while taking our national security seriously enough to fight islamic based terrorism so this generation can be the last generation that islamic terrorism will be passed unto the next.
While the scenario above is in the fiction stage of the style of Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock”, based on the values and positions of obama and romney, it is sadly too real a possibility for 2012! Some of those who are supposed to be representing the conservative voice on radio and TV are salivating over romney. The conservative Republican and independent voters have to have discernment to see through all the millions of dollars thrown from Romney to advertisers and make better choices in the primary leading to the 2012 Presidential election.
It is time for us to take our country forward with positive message that once again promotes our exceptional American values that are inline with our founding fathers’ vision for our great nation!