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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:02 PM

I gotta admit

The talking points and English to talking points is highly tuned for me now.

By the way Mitt is not tacking to the center. He is running on a libertarian, radical, anti government platform. Talking points are far more polished than what I heard twi nights ago, but same talking points.

The GOP has been captured by the far right religious anti government no longer fringe.

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nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 OP
el_bryanto Apr 2012 #1
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #4
bluedigger Apr 2012 #2
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #5
bluedigger Apr 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #7
MrScorpio Apr 2012 #3
abelenkpe Apr 2012 #8
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #9
Spike89 Apr 2012 #10

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:03 PM

1. Interesting turn of events

We'll see how this plays out; yo'd think he'd have to move to the left eventually - but maybe he can't afford to.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:08 PM

4. Catch 22

Free republic and their anger are average. He does, he doesn't...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:07 PM

2. You're watching his talk to the NRA, right?

That's not where he is going to become a moderate again.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:09 PM

5. Yup

But this s anti government talk.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:19 PM

6. It will be interesting to see...

Whether this is just a theme for this audience, or he's going all out Tea Party for the campaign...

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:24 PM

7. He just may and that is what worries me

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:08 PM

3. For the NRA crowd, he accused the Prez of "ignoring" the 2nd Amendment

It's not like he can even point to a SINGLE THING that Prez O. has done to take anyone's guns away.

So basically he vowed to kiss the NRA's ass from the White House.

Pander, Mitt. Pander.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:33 PM

8. The entire republican party

or what remains of it has been captured by libertarian anti government nonsense.

Makes me sick

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:37 PM

9. Not the entire party

But enough where Mittens gave a speech that was.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:49 PM

10. Well, he's gotta clean up the primary mess

I don't think Mitt is stupid, and despite his incredibly tin ear most of the time, I think he may be learning a bit. If he were to move to the left at this point, he'd gain nothing (the middle/independent segment probably doesn't start paying attention until just before the conventions). However, he does have plenty to lose by reinforcing the far-right's distrust. He's got to do everything he can at this point to reassure the rabid idiots that he isn't going to reasonable.
By August, you'll see him subtly shifted to a right leaning moderate, hopefully (from his perspective) it will be a smooth move that doesn't cause the freepers to actively campaign against him. I do expect he'll try and stake out a few key topics on the far right that he can hold onto and point to. In other words, he may become even more insanely hawkish on Iran, while quietly trying to get the whole slate of women's issues the republicans are getting killed on to fall into the background. On the other hand, he may decide to double down on the culture war stuff and "soften" on the war stuff.
Mitt is flexible, mainly because it is easy to bend when you don't have a spine.

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