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How to Lose Worse Than John McCain
SteveDeace.com ^ | May 4th, 2012 | Steve Deace

Posted on 05/04/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

One of my 10 Commandments of Political Warfare states: Never Abandon Your Base (unless they’re morally wrong).

Yesterday, the Mitt Romney presidential campaign violated that commandment.

In what can only be described as one of the absolute dumbest things a Republican presidential nominee can say, unless that nominee is purposefully trying to throw his base under the bus, Romney campaign spokesman Eric “Etch-a-Sketch” Fehrnstrom described Christians who believe what the Bible says about marriage, gender identity, and sexuality is true as “voices of intolerance” within the Republican Party.

This is the sort of insidious put-down of Christians one would expect from the American Left, not a Republican nominee for president. There have been many stories in the media recently about Romney reaching out to social conservatives. If this is how the Romney campaign reaches out, I’d hate to see what a shunning looks like.

This prompts several questions.

Should Romney be criticized for validating “voices of intolerance” by agreeing to speak at Liberty University’s upcoming commencement?

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus, counsels those struggling with same-sex attraction in their family business. Yesterday Bachmann “enthusiastically” endorsed Romney for president. Does she know she endorsed for president a campaign that thinks she’s among the “voices of intolerance?”

Romney himself is a bishop in the Mormon Church, which has been steadfast in the defense of marriage and considers homosexuality a “sin” and “immoral.” The church also says that to permit homosexuality is to “make light of the very serious and sacred foundation of God-sanctioned marriage and its very purpose, the rearing of families.” Does the Romney campaign now see its candidate’s own church as one of the “voices of intolerance?”

Should Christian leaders who are currently or have been all along backing Romney consider themselves “voices of intolerance?”

Either somebody needs to be fired here, or the Romney campaign is persisting in a strategy that is going to ask Christians to choose between an election and the Word of God. If they persist in that strategy they will not like the answer they will get come November. It’s one thing to try and marginalize your base as Romney’s campaign has been attempting all along, but it’s entirely another thing to undercut them and betray them publicly like this.

This is the political equivalent of giving aid and comfort to the enemy, which is the act of a traitor. At the same time Romney’s campaign is demanding loyalty pledges from its base, it’s describing its base as “voices of intolerance.”

This only confirms what I have been saying all along, the only group the Republican Party establishment loathes more than Democrats is its own base. In 2008 the GOP also ran a candidate who despised his own base, which prompts one more question.

How did he do?


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"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 05/04/2012 4:32:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Mitt, Mitt, Mitt. You’re going to have to try harder than this if you want to be, er, “severely conservative.”


2 posted on 05/04/2012 4:36:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Away with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: SoConPubbie
How to Lose Worse Than John McCain

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3 posted on 05/04/2012 4:38:36 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SoConPubbie

Add Chrispie Cream or Daniels or some other rino to the ticket.

One Rino is bad enough. Add another and you are courting disaster.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 4:41:54 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: SoConPubbie
This only confirms what I have been saying all along, the only group the Republican Party establishment loathes more than Democrats is its own base. In 2008 the GOP also ran a candidate who despised his own base, which prompts one more question. How did he do?

McCain was smart enough to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate. Something the GOP-E ended up being aghast about - a woman who not just says we should end corruption and bloat, but MEANS it - and I don't see them letting Mitt do something like that this time around. Not that he would be inclined to do such.

5 posted on 05/04/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SoConPubbie

Then explain the millions upon millions of Mormon dollars “voluntarily” donated to fight same-sex marriage in California. You can’t tell me Milt wasn’t hip-deep in that activity. Nothing has happened since the 1980’s within the LDS without Milt’s say-so. Or is he that two-faced?


6 posted on 05/04/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t want to post the whole thing again.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2880020/posts?page=29#29

Interesting things going on behind the scenes while everybody speculates on which political idol will be crowned VP, its entirely possible an unknown element (and liberal) could be knighted.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It looks like Mormons weighed in on both sides of the issue. Are they by any means immune to the same kinds of struggles that felled the orthodox Christian mainlines? I don’t think so. And Mitt appears to be, sadly, on the libertine side of it.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 4:46:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Away with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: cripplecreek

It would be like Mitt to gag a maggot afresh, just when a sizable number of conservatives were getting ready to put vises on their noses.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 4:48:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Away with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney will side with Obama in the coming civil war. His job now is the same as McCain’s in 2008: losing. Should he accidentally win, he will become tax collector for the welfare state and consolidate the liberal hold on the Supreme Court.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 4:48:17 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SoConPubbie

Not picking Sarah as VP; except that we all hate bambi enough to elect a block of wood.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 4:48:30 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m not a Christian so why should I care? /s


12 posted on 05/04/2012 4:51:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
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13 posted on 05/04/2012 4:57:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL. It looks like Mitt is busting himself. TWO mainstream presidential candidates, both committing political harakiri. This would have been the time for a third party to try to actually be viable, had it prepared looking forward to this moment. (I think it’s way too late now.)


14 posted on 05/04/2012 5:06:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Away with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: TigersEye

While Christians including obnoxious evangelicals like myself certainly still hope to sell you on the gospel, it seems you are even now aware of a masterful presence in the universe that wants things done one way and not another.


15 posted on 05/04/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Away with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Nope. But that was an interesting take on my sarcasm.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 5:11:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: cripplecreek
There is no way Romney is going to select a running mate who is even remotely conservative.

His big money, super-pac, elitist, tea party haters will never stand for it.

17 posted on 05/04/2012 5:44:05 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: The Wizard

Well: we all hate Bambi enough to elect a block of something, but it doesn’t smell like wood.

Does manure have flavors.


18 posted on 05/04/2012 5:45:31 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Then explain the millions upon millions of Mormon dollars “voluntarily” donated to fight same-sex marriage in California. You can’t tell me Milt wasn’t hip-deep in that activity. Nothing has happened since the 1980’s within the LDS without Milt’s say-so. Or is he that two-faced?

2DV,

He did the exact same thing on Gay Marriage in MA. He stated all along sanctimoniously how he believed marriage was between a Man and a Women, he stated how wrong the Supreme Court was to issue the order they did and he was warned by many, many conservatives that what the Supreme Court was doing was unconsitutional, and therefore illegal.

And yet, as usual, Mitt implements Gay Marriage based on an illegal, unconstitutional timeline-driven order by the MA SC.

The Consitution of MA declares that all laws concerning marriage were to be instituted out of the Legislature, Mitt knew this, his words not withstanding, so no ruling by the SC that would create a new law, which is what Mitt allowed them to do, is legal or constitutional.

This is classic Mitt, pretend you are the good guy, and then implement a Progressive Liberal policy.
19 posted on 05/04/2012 5:58:16 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: EGPWS

I won’t vote for this jerk off.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: SoConPubbie
So he's the smoke-free, white, decaffeinated Obama?
21 posted on 05/04/2012 8:15:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: boomop1
I won't either. Nobody will EVER convince me that he's any different than Obama. If he gets elected, like obama we'll have more gay, more abortion, more taxing, more global warming, more oil constriction, more unemployment and more liberal Supremes.

I'm not only not voting for him, I'm leaving the Republican Party. 2 Bush's, 1 McCain and 1 Romney are enough for me to see the writing on the wall.

The Party will NEVER, EVER support a conservative.

The hell with em!

And please, save y'all's breath with the "Then you'll re-elect Obama" propaganda. I been voting since 76 and at this stage, I don't even care any more. there's absolutely ZERO difference between the parties.

22 posted on 05/04/2012 9:16:00 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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