Though I prefer Romney over Santorum I doubt that Romney, if in Santorum's
shoes, on the issue of the No Child Left Behind Act, would have voted
differently. Let's be honest. Ron Paul held to his Libertarian principles but
every Republican and a lot of Democrats as well, jumped on this bandwagon. Of
course, it was a knee-jerk reaction of mostly wanting to blame teachers and
schools for the ills of education, and of course, it predictably failed to
produce the results desired. In fact, the damage of the NCLB Act may with us for
generations as it probably hindered education, creativity in the classroom and
destroyed teacher morale (as did other things). Of course Romney was lucky not
to be in the public sector at this time, but I feel pretty comfortable he would
have jumped on board on Bush's educational bandwagon like every other Republican
save Paul and a few others.
All that needed to happen to avoid the auto industry bail-out was for Mr. Obama
to ask the citizens to please consider buying their next car from an American
manufacturer. That's all that was necessary. And "cash-for-clunkers"
shouldn't have been available for any car that was manufactured by a foreign
company. American consumers sent literally hundreds of millions of dollars to
Japanese companies because of their long-held bias against American vehicles,
and it was tax-payers money; talk about being un-American! Instead
of trying to help Americans, the current administration only apologizes to
anyone who will listen as they try and bring us closer to being European
Socialists.People in Washington have gotten onto this bandwagon,
too, and they all need to be dumped from office. "One-and-Done" ought
to describe the Obama administration's future.
Romney noted that during Wednesday night's heated GOP debate the former senator
said he had voted for President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education
bill because "sometimes you take one for the team."
"I wonder which team he was taking it for?" Romney asked...
Article 2 points: 1) No child left behind is another
example of failed Republican leadership: ** Run like the mob': US
school cheating scandal details emerge' - By DORIE TURNER - AP - Published by
MSNBC - 07/16/11 Romney could just focus on THAT and have no
issue. But no, Romney has to bring up #2 compromising
Principles: ** Mitt Romney steers clear of Ohio health, union
issues' - By Dan Sewell - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/25/11
Then: ** Mitt Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union law' - By
Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/26/11 Time elapsed?
24 hours. When Romney brings up examples of 'compromise', people
will look at Romney's own, ever-chaning stances. And that will harm
Romney's image, as well. To be fair, I never thought any of the GOP
canidates had a chance to beat Obama, save John Huntsman. And he is
no longer running.
So Romney charges Santorum compromised his principles, what, that Romney's a
mormon?. Well guess what Santorum. Your other boy is also one. Quick: What
religion is the son of Cuban exiles?. Answer: Roman Catholic, right? Right.
And also Mormon?. That's right, Marco Rubio, the conservative senator on
everyoneâs short list for vice president, was a member of the LDS Church
in his youth. When Rubio's family moved to a suburb of Las Vegas, near cousins
who were Mormon, many in his immediate family (but not his father) converted,
including Marco. Rubio was baptized in the church when he was 8 and
enthusiastically participated in the religion. "Rubio's steadfast
participation in the Mormon church continued for several years until his parents
decided to move them to Miami." "He left the church when he was 11 or
12, he received his first communion in 1984 when he was 13, and they
didnât move back to Miami until the next year, in 1985." You may now adjust you speaking fees.
say it ain't so Rick. You might want to start writing your new book and adjust
you speaking fees. Your time and surge is over.