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My Book: Fifty Shades of Romney

Let’s talk about “Fifty Shades of Romney,” because over the past few days, as it has climbed the Amazon charts, I have gotten an increasing number of messages that have shown me that you just aren’t reading it.  If you’d like to grab a copy, you can click here.

First of all, let me restate that I am a Republican… and a proud one at that… but why should I, as an American and a voter, accept anything else but the best?  As I looked at Mitt Romney’s record and the records of all the other Republican candidates, I became disheartened to know that ‘this was it.’

There were so many other good Republicans who could have run for President…Posts and won.  So I was shocked when an extreme flip-flopper (to the point you would think he is lying) and the architect behind Obamacare (when it was called Romneycare) was chosen to run against the WORST PRESIDENT OF OUR LIFETIMES.

It blows my mind that as a party, there wasn’t more backlash against this decision.  It’s almost as if the GOP wants to throw the election, like a badminton game in the Olympics…

Think about it.  Obama is a terrible and weak President.  The people of this country are clearly in a worse position than where they were four years ago. This should be a quick stomp for the Republican Party… but it’s not… because of who they chose to run against the man.

If you’re willing to settle for voting for a man just because he isn’t the President, then so be it… but you become part of the very machine that a lot of you are afraid of.

If you chose to think freely and realize that we can do better, then you’re being smarter than they think you are.

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39 comments

  1. I would much rather vote for Ron Paul. At least he doesn’t keep his money in over seas accounts, like Romney is using. As far as the Financial thing that Romney was involved, (that being that outfit called Bain Capital?), Romney lies when he says he didn’t have anything to do with that steel mill going out of business. If he and that company had stayed out of the steel business, the company would have survived, since it was a take-over target of U.S.Steel. But he couldn’t leave it to U.S.Steel, so his company had to out bid a real steel company and take over.
    Past that, I have also heard that many people in Mass, don’t have the right to select their own medical providers; although a lot of friends and relatives I have back there, go to doctors in R.I., or Maine.
    I really wish the RNC would get it’s collective head out of it’s a$$ and smell the coffee.
    Unfortunately, I have never voted Republican, not do I vote Democrat. I am and have always been a registered Independent. I think that being an Independent is a safer way to vote, as it allows me to vote my views; as well as vote any way I see fit.

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  2. Which of the candidates running for the Republican nomination did you desire?

    The rest of them are closet nut-balls.

    Romney is a good and honest man. Much more, we can not expect from any politician.

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    • I liked Rick Perry….he was the most qualified and successful as a public official. His gaffes screwed that up. The party should have found someone better than Romney in the end.

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    • “Closet nutballs” another wimpy moderate has spoken. The liberal media has complete control of most republicans simply by describing people with real originalist American values and civics as “nutballs”.

      We are told we are dumb and stupid for having traditional values.
      We are told we believe in sexists, racist elites when we listen to the Founding Fathers.
      We are told we are antiquated and out of touch when we believe in the words of a 236 year old and a 225 year old document

      You know the government of England in the late 1760s and early 1770s considered most of the colonists not just closet nutballs but out the open nutballs.

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  3. Yes. I understand that Mitt Romney’s voting record makes him look like a Democrat in Republican clothing…but casting a vote for the Independent candidate in this race is just throwing away a vote and ultimately strengthens Obama’s position. Romney has not had his chance in the office of the Commander in Chief. Obama has had his chance and, rather than thinking he has “failed miserably,” the opposite is true. He has succeeded quite well in pushing his socialist agenda and given the chance, would push it even further, faster than you can even imagine.

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    • Hey Tim, My free thinki8ng tells me that The first thing we need to do and make damn sure we do it ,is get Obama out. The only way to do that is to vote for the one that is the Republican nominee, because he is the only one that has a chance of winning. Your book is not going to change enough minds to assure victory for any one of your chosen candidates but could change enough votes to assure an Obama victory. In other words, a vote for anybody but Romney is a vote for BO. I am assuming your book is anti Romney by what you say and its title. I haven’t Read it and won’t because I think my Philosophy is sound. I realize Romney leaves somethings to be desired, but he gets my money and my vote and a place on my bumper with several anti-Obama stickers.

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  4. John Allen Kumor, Ph.D.

    I read your book yesterday and loved it. Thank you! Please do another on Obama. I respectfully disagree with your assessment of Obama as the worst president. But I WILL place him on a short list of those who have been uncommonly bad. As you say in this post, he is certainly weak. However, let’s give him some credit. Everything he has tried to do from Day One has been filibustered by the GOP for NO OTHER REASON than spite. The GOP has been nothing but vicious. They have exhibited sour grapes and dog-in-the-manger attitudes on every issue, including their own! They are prime examples of the old adage “cutting off their noses to spite their faces”. They have been nothing but obstructionist these last four years, and I have NO respect for most of those bast..ds. I was a loyal (and proud) Republican from 1980 until 2004 when I woke up to realize what dubya and his handlers had done to the country. Also during that entire twenty-four years of loyal partisanship, which included knowing several GOP politicians and organizers, I was not contacted once. Not once! No solicitation for donations. No opinion polls for party policy. No acknowledgements for work done. No thanks for support given. No requests for volunteers. Not even any “vote for me” campaign requests. At neighbor hood caucuses my opinion was not sought – nor was my money. When I officially switched parties and changed my registration, no one from the GOP contacted me. I clearly did not matter. I have never forgotten what the head of the Republican Party in Colorado told my Republican dad, “The working man is not worth a dollar a day.” My dad left his lifelong GOP affiliation on the spot. My dad was a working man with a family. And even in 1947 it took considerably more than a dollar a day to support a family. And Michele Bachman thinks the solution to unemployment is to abolish the minimum wage so employers can afford to employ workers! The woman is criminally stupid. She’s the only excuse I can think of for abortion: Her mother should have aborted her, thereby cleansing the gene pool. Never in all my life as a registered voter has the Republican party ever contacted me. If I don’t matter, if they don’t need me, then why should I support them. And then my next door neighbor ran the local GOP for most of the years she was alive (her husband never participated in the Party!) shared with me that she voted Democrat far more often than she voted Republican. My Congressman is a Republican. I think he’s a pretty decent sort of guy. But he has such tunnel vision about business. NOTHING matters unless it concerns “business”. I feel sorry for his family. He must make a wretched father and husband if business is more important than education or infrastructure or food or shelter or faith. The GOP yammers on and on about “Family Values”, yet they have done nothing but impede and even fight to DESTROY those same “Family Values” they claim to hold in such fond esteem. Now after all that diatribe, I want to say that people like you give me hope for the return of the old GOP. Democrats do NOT have all the answers. And lots of the answers they have are little more than crap. There needs to be balancing viewpoints. There was a time — long, long ago it now seems — when Democrats and Republicans sat down and discussed the problems and came to balanced decisions — not always good decisions, mind you, but real decisions none-the-less. The discussions were certainly not always calm and polite, but eventually decisions were made. The GOP these last four years have operated SOLELY out of spite, and I REFUSE to support that sort of foulness. Let them start demonstrating decency once again, and I will reconsider my support — if they want it, that is. If they don’t want it, as they have not wanted it in the past, I’m sure the other side will gladly accept it. I really do like much of what you have to say. I’ve always considered myself a conservative — that is, a TRUE conservative — not what the term seems to mean today. A professor friend of mine in Northumberland, UK, laughs at me and says, “You’re not a conservative; you’re a moderate.” I’ve noticed that the older I get the more liberal, i.e., the less rigid, I become, despite Sir Winston Spencer Churchill’s aphorism to the opposite. You and your column help me to maintain my balance. So keep up the good work and thank you.
    John
    P.S.: A little-known aspect of Mormonism, like a similar aspect of Islam is the practice of defrauding the infidel. I don’t know whether it is a doctrine in the LDS church or whether it is merely a practical application of their beliefs, but they firmly believe that all non-Mormons are fair game. As you say, they are lovely people, but I have learned the hard, painful way never to turn my back to them. As a result of consistent experience, I have for years now refused to do business with anyone I find is affiliated in any way with the LDS. I do not eBay or Amazon with those people who ship from Utah, as I have lost money on EVERY transaction I’ve ever had from that state. Every business deal I’ve ever had with Mormons and/or Mormon-led companies, has left me in the far-red when they “left town”. They are certainly not the only dishonest people around, but I find my life MUCH easier (and profitable — see, Tim, I like capitalism, too!) when I do not attempt business with them.
    P.P.S.: Over the years I’ve developed two rules of social conduct: I look at what both the Roman Catholic and Mormon churches decree and do exactly the opposite, knowing that I will be spot on the truth. In recent years I’ve found it helpful to consider the current GOP in the list of people to use as anti-social barometers.
    P.P.P.S.: So, Tim, I do read your work. Thanks for letting me spout this fine morning. Now I must rush off to church where I lead the morning prayer service. When I first joined this congregation I found very few fellow Democrats (I think the term “Progressive” is rather dishonest.). Now people who would rather die than vote Democrat are turning away from the GOP. I’m no longer alone. But it does point up that the Republican Party is making serious errors. I’m afraid Mr. Romney is only a symptom, and I sincerely hope they can recover their former greatness.

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    • John,
      It seems your negative views of the GOP stem largely from your perceived rejection by them. Your comments about them opposing Obama out of spite and fighting against family values are simply false. You are not a moderate, you are a liberal. I feel sorry for those in your church service since the Bible tells us to be courageous and not cowardly. You certainly aren’t setting a good example for them when your value system seems to stem from insecurity and self doubt. You are a child of God. Time to man up.

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      • Wow that’s pretty disgusting that you feel sorry for his church and call out his Christianity for his opinions. The Bible also tells us that he who is without sin should cast the first stone…as well as many other ways to say to not judge others…

        I’d also like to call you “anonymous” out as a coward. If you “manned up” as you tell John to, maybe you’d have posted your name.

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    • THANK YOU FOR BEING INTELLIGENT!

      The longer book that I am also working on speaks to how both parties have failed to be what they are supposed to be, leaving a majority of Americans feeling betrayed and independent by default.

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  5. We are too dependent on entitlements to survive. We have killed the ‘Golden Goose’.
    Best bet is ‘kick the can down the road’ and hope you die before the bill comes due..

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    • Yup

      Be it welfare from the government, subsidies to industry, student loans/grants or direct employment by the federal government, too many people are indebted (enslaved) to a large and ever expanding government. Even alot of ‘conservatives’ would stop squeeking their wheels if some of the oil was reduced that goes to their interests.

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  6. Personally, I think your doing a disservice to the election and playing into the hands of the Democrats by producing a book like this. Romney, like him or not, is the ONLY hope for defeating Obama, period. Again, we’re left with a choice between bad and worse, but Obama has to go! As well, voting for Paul or any other candidate at this point is simply a vote for Obama. Do the math! As far as Romney being the GOP’s pick, you got it wrong. This was the liberal media’s pick. They backed the candidate least likely to defeat Obama. The bias in the debates and reporting was overwhelming. One again, we got what they wanted via media manipulation and propaganda.

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  7. In a perfect World I would vote for Ron Paul as I support his views for minimal Government. Unfortunately Ron Paul is not going to win this election. So my well intentioned vote would fall to the wayside just as those who voted for Ross Perot in 1994. Our Nations two party system is completely unfair. The system forces the individual to vote for the lesser of two evils. A black and white answer is no longer to be found. So as a voter I must choose to vote for the one that will do the least damage to this Country that I love. Now I am forced to be a damage control specialist. As a business owner making decisions on a daily basis I have to do the same type of damage control when a crisis hits. I am forced to make quick sometimes life changing decisions that will effect my livelihood for years to come. I’ve made some very bad decisions! At the time they were made they seemed right and justifiable. Only to fined out at a later date that I really didn’t think about the ramifications that would follow in later years. I not only despise politics I despise what it does to people. It’s such a twisted system of coercion. Gone is right and wrong. Welcome the system of who owes what to who and how do I repay what they’ve done for me. It all just boils down to he who has the money makes the rules. So, enough of my rant. So my vote this year will have to be for Romney. Not because I feel so good inside about him. Because I feel he would do the least to hurt our Nation. We certainly have seen what Obama can do. I can only say that we must do everything we can to get this man out of the White House. My next book will be “50 Shades of Politics” here’s a clue they are all dark.

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  8. Our only hope is that Romney has the skill and where-with-all to bring the government down to a manageable size and reduces the national debt. Obama’s plan is to ruin our country. He is on a course to destroy everything American. He has already shows complete disregard and contempt for our Constitution and rule of law. He is hidden behind a cloak of secrecy about his whole life. We don’t know anything about him, but what has been made up in his books. Obama is a scam artist and has very evil friends that have helped him along; “The Manchurian Candidate”. He is all talk and no substance. Everyone’s first clue should have been when he disrespected Ole Glory. And it went down hill from there. I’d vote for my cat before I would vote for Obama,

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  9. I agree, this book is very ill timed and plays right into the hands of the democrates.

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  10. Being the intelligent person you are, it seems you are exposing yourself as a closet liberal since you must realize the importance of this election and what it means to the very survival of this country, and in turn, to the quality of life worldwide. So why would you take the slightest chance of influencing even a single voter from assuring this most essential change of regime. Should we as your readers, presume you are not fully aware of the significance of this election, or shall we draw the disappointing conclusion that you have an agenda that would seem otherwise inexplicable? You tell me!
    Jeff J

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  11. I think you have a lot of nerve for talking out against Obama and then turning around a putting out a book against Romney. Seems to me as though you dont want to vote in this election. I have subscribed to your newsletters and followed you online. Sorry to say you have ticked me off and lost your credibility. It’s near the end of this fight for office and I would think a bit late in the game to bad mouth the candidate running against Obama. I won’t be following you from now on !!

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  12. It is clear to me that you do not know Mitt Romney . . . there is something much deeper than what you have written in your book . . . for someone such as yourself to take a great man, husband, father, leader in many, many areas and drag him through the mud tells more about you than about him.

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  13. Sadly I have to agree with you, it appears that 95% of our entire government wants America to fail and it looks like they will probably get their wish. I suppose they have got really great connections with the socialists or they are much more ignorant than educated people should be. I just pray that God intervenes and saves America, but I do not see it happening with all of the Godless people we have here now.

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  14. I actually enjoyed your book, funny and yet serious. I agree with you that Romney had to be the worst possible choice the Repubs could make. The only one I kind of liked was Herman Cain, but they wasted no time in getting rid of him. I think he could have give Ovomit a run for his money. But he may be too sensitive to handle it. Bottom line: We need to encourage everybody to vote for Romney no matter what we think of him. Another 4 years of the “O” and we won’t recognize our country. Just my thoughts.

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  15. I’m of the opinion now that from what i’ve read over the last 10 years on less-than mainstream sources that we really are stuck with a two faced, single party situation.
    which means the puppet masters will still have the majority of their agendas fulfilled regardless of the character sitting in the big house… i mean white house.
    But regardless of that knowledge, I’d still prefer to play along with the charade and vote verses running away or becoming completely apathetic and disenfranchised – which i think they’d prefer the thinking people to do.
    All that said, I still think we have to pick the lesser of two evils. Too bad i have to look at it that way instead of picking the better of two men.
    maybe it’s just selective memory, but I sure wish there was somebody like Reagan running. At least he was likable (to me) and cultivated an air of confidence and patriotism with americans.

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    • Reagan and HW Bush were the last two really strong candidates on the Republican side of the aisle.

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    • The reason Reagan was able to inspire such confidence and patriotism for America is because our Nation was not infected with the disease of self-hate and second guessing our freedom-oriented heritage. Americans were inspired to be Americans because they still believed deeply in America for what made it unique in the world. The city on the hill amidst the Old World philosophies of state run everything.

      Nowadays our population has been taught to hate the hard work of the founders and previous generations as having been corrupt, greedy and imperialistic. Now, the very virtues that made our nation great and free are taught to bring shame and self-loathing to anyone who espouses those virtues.

      So naturally, no candidate that inspires Americans to be Americans for what made America unique will ever get far without being labelled a fringe lunatic or worse. Only candidates that ‘inspire’ us away from our heritage back towards ‘Old-World ism’ are hero-icized as future oriented and ‘great’.

      Why? The enemies of the American system control the means of communicating messages to the masses. The media has been coopted by our enemies.

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  16. The whole purpose of a double disaster like Obama is to condition the gullible to gladly receive a pathetic disaster like Romney. And, come to think of it, the millions of fools dumb enough to vote for either of these clowns deserve exactly what they have coming. That’s why I don’t entangle my fate with theirs.

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