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Dana Perino Says Romney Is a Conservative

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Only Missing the Button

Is she trying to secure a job in a presumptive Romney White House?  I’m not certain, but after watching her performance on Tuesday night on Hannity’s show on Fox News, I can tell you that she ought to just break out with a big Romney 2012 button.  Perino actually referred to Romney as a conservative, but the truth is Mitt Romney is roughly as conservative as Barack Obama, at least if we ignore what he’s now saying long enough to examine his record.  Romney’s problem is that  he sounds vaguely conservative, but his record and his own personal conduct reveal is a “conservative” in exactly the same sense Mayor Bloomberg of New York is a “conservative,” which is to say: Not at all.   When Dana Perino calls somebody “conservative,” it’s approximately as though she’s saying the person in question is somewhat to the right of Karl Marx.  I don’t trust the RINOs any longer, and neither should you.

Recently, Romney has been talking tough on illegal immigration.  He’s argued in favor of a tough set of standards and procedures for employers to verify the eligibility of workers to hold down a job in the US.  As recently as last Monday, he appeared in a Town Hall meeting and said this:

“So I say if you want to stop the flow of illegals, you need a fence and you have to turn off the magnets,” Romney concluded. “So what I would do is, number one, have a system that makes it easy for an employer to know who is legal and not. And number two, crack down on employers that hire people illegally.”

Isn’t that wonderful?  Isn’t that special?  Ms. Perino would undoubtedly hold this forth as a sign of Romney’s alleged “conservatism.”  Unfortunately for both she and the Mittster,  some folk have slightly longer memories.  At least twice in the last five years, Romney has used a landscaping company that has employed illegals in cutting his lawn.  In neither case did he do anything about it until informed by journalists.  This makes it difficult to take Romney seriously as a “conservative.”  Some will seek to excuse this, but let’s be honest about it:  If he can’t keep illegals off his lawn, what chance do the rest of you stand?

Of course, as you may have seen if you surf past Mark Levin’s website, this isn’t the only problem with Romney’s alleged “conservative credentials.”  As the Boston Herald reported, Romney instituted a program of free wheels for welfare recipients, whereby the State of Massachusetts defrayed the cost of insurance in combination with donated cars that constituted an outrage locally.

Meanwhile, Chris Christie was out telling the world how the Occupy Wall Street protesters are a lot like the Tea Party.  I’m sure Ms. Perino would insist Christie is a “conservative” too.  I am sick of these Bush operatives telling us that some RINO or other is a “conservative.”  They spent three decades trying to tell us that George HW Bush and his son George W Bush are conservatives.  It simply doesn’t sell any longer.  All of these people have tried to co-opt the Reagan legacy, and none of them substantially agree with what Ronald Reagan believed, and absolutely all of them are big advocates of some sort of amnesty for illegal immigration, stealth or otherwise.

If you’re a Tea Party patriot or a conservative, you are probably angered by all of these phonies in media telling us who is or isn’t a conservative.  This has been the problem with the Republican party since at least 1988, and prior to 1981.  In fact, one could say this was one of the great obstructions Reagan faced while he was President.  I have no use for the Republican establishment, and Dana Perino is one of the worst shills for the establishment GOP Bush cronies in media. I’m tempted to shout from the mountain tops in a hat-tip to the Reverend Jesse Jackson, circa 2000, who warned his fellow Democrats in what may have been the one and only time anybody should have listened to Jesse:

Jesse Jackson: