Was Romney a "RINO"? Conservatives chime in.

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    On another thread, one of the sillier right wing posters claimed the reason that Romney lost was because he was a "RINO" and "NOt a true conservative".

    When I pressed this individual, of course, what I got was more tap dancing than Fred Astiar and Ginger Rogers.

    But since that was "off topic", let's have a go with it here.

    Conservatives, please let us know how Romney as he ran in 2012 was "not conservative".

    Please note for purposes of this discussion, anything he did as Governor of Massachusetts doesn't count. You guys nominated him knowing all that.

    Please point out what he did after his nomination that was straying from the orthodoxy.
     
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    I can't really name one difference between Romney and Obama. I didn't vote for the guy but I wouldn't call him a Conservative either.

    Just like Obama isn't a Liberal.
     
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    The election was over months ago, Joe. Hang it up.
     
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    Yeah, I know. YOur side lost.

    I'm just making sure you guys don't engage in any historical revisionism.

    Because here was the attitude of the right.

    Pre-Nomination- "Romney is a RINO. I want Rick Perry. Or Santorum. Or Someone."

    Post nomination- "Romney is a real conservative. And he was the only one who was electable! And if you don't support him, you're a Mormon hating bigot!"

    Post Election- "Romney wasn't a "real" Conservative! That's why he lost. This isn't at all repudiation of Conservative ideas!"
     
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    Seriously, at this point who the fuck cares. We got real problems in DC that need attention.
     
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    Yes, we do.

    Problems that should have been taken care of months ago, save the Teabaggers aren't connected to reality.
     
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    Fail, the TP doesn't control the senate. The bill the senate passed was a watered down bill sent to them by the house. They could have done this weeks or months ago. That is 100% on Reid's shoulder. As it is all the spending cuts were stripped so I hope the TP gives Reid the finger.
     
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    RINO = losing Republican candidate
     
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    Of course you do, because like most Teabaggers, you aren't connected to reality.
     

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