Skip to comments.Congratulations to Jim Robinson for His Political Sagacity Overwhelmingly Accurate
Posted on 11/10/2012 3:00:14 PM PST by lbryce
The maelstrom of political controversy regarding Free Republic founder Jim Robinson and his attitude towards the then Republican presidential candidate front runner and odds-on favorite to win the nomination, as anointed by the msm as the weakest candidate in the Repuplican field, was one punctuated by severe criticism of Mr. Robinson for his uncompromising, vituperative take-no-prisoners stance towards the liberal bent, RINO candidate Mr. Romney,as unacceptable under any circumstances as Republican Party nominee in the 2012 presidential election.
While his intensely vociferous stance against Mr. Romney surprised, confused, alienated many, the political rationale for the utter blanket rejection of Mr. Romney as candidate was one that remained fundamentally true to the principles of Conservatism, in that Mr.Romney in his record of being a liberal-bent, RINO, had not earned the right to wear the crown as Repubican party nominee as champion, defender of party principles, when he espouses liberal policies that true Republican conservatives find particularly galling equally unacceptable.
In the end, months after the controversy had died down,the election of 2012 having ended, it comes as no surprise to have ended in the manner in which Mr. Robinson did all that he could and more, the sagacity and prescience in which he had already determined the outcome to the election is one in which should teach us all not to repeat the mistakes of the past and to heed those we have faith and admiration for in their reading of the political map and and its various minefields.
Untouchable by Gloria Allred:
I live in the DC area and find it strange that the number of Obama bumper stickers has seemingly gone up five fold since the election. I drive around a lot and always look for bumper stickers and today I was overwhelmed by the number of stickers I saw. It is like a bunch of queers suddenly coming out of the closet.
You have my thanks Jim.
I don’t know how we overcome the demographics after four more years of Obama bringing in thousands more illegals.
By 2016 the takers by Obama design will surely outnumber the makers substantially unlike the present time where the makers just outnumber the takers by a couple of percentage points.
How do I arrange for the Winner's Cup to be picked up?
What points are that?
That's one of the longest butt kissing sentences I have ever read in my life....Truly epic!
I hope you had plenty of chap-stick......
the votes have not all been counted, e.g. CA, so it's not clear how much staying at home was a factor although I am sure it was a factor to some extent because Romney was not inspiring. There was no mormon issue to speak of and this was not a primary factor. so that's garbage.
Romney was a RINO and had an image problem as a rich 1950s style country club Republican. so a good chunk of the problem was the candidate. another chunk was gullible stupid voters brainwashed by the MSM. another chunk is probably fraud.
We lost because the media is against us and convinced the takers that Romney wouldn’t give them free stuff.
I actually think a true conservative could have won...not a preachy one like Santorum, but somebody who was pragmatic, experienced and really didn’t give a good GD about what people said about him. That person would have been Newt Gingrich, but Romney and Rush Limbaugh shot him down.
However, that’s water under the bridge and we need to move on. The message of liberty will win because it always has. It just needs somebody who believes in it (Romney was a statist and deep down inside didn’t believe in it outside of a limited economic sphere) and somebody who can get up there and preach it.
We’ve got to start preparing our next candidate NOW! I’m thinking Rubio, Martinez, or maybe even Walker or Rick Scott. The latter two aren’t brilliant speakers, so maybe they wouldn’t be able to convince outside of their states. But we’ve got to get moving now. And NO MORE OLD RETREADS!
Jim was correct. But it was the R party primaries that selected Gov. Romney (and most people thought his choice of Sen. Ryan was a pretty good one, too). Some of the other R candidates got torpedoed almost overnight, rather than running the course and seeing which one was the most popular. So, that is an issue — how do we prevent such things from happening in future so that we are really permitted a choice of all R candidates? Second issue for the future: is Ronald Reagan’s “11th commandment” worth reviewing and, perhaps, resurrecting — at least in some measure or form, so that the R candidates do not form a circular firing squad and, basically, torpedo the eventual nominee from within the R party itself? (And how could any such policy be enforced if, say, one or two primary candidates were to violate it next time? If it can’t be enforced then maybe it is not worth a lot of time to debate?
Just asking. I regret I do not have answers...but I bet some people here DO....so have at it please....
Meanwhile, alas, let’s all see if we can somehow help USA survive the next 4 years .....
The committee is FedEx-ing it on Monday. Signature not required. LOL.
That's exactly what Newt was. Hell, he isn't conservative either.
Latinos are not the only ones crossing that border. The terrorists are not going to sort out the Latinos from the rest of us!! We'll all die together.
Yup, conservatives didn't have a puppy in this fight.
I don’t understand why you would succumb to such hysteria or the belief of conspiracy that it was Jim Robinson who wrote the first post while the statement you made is the furtherest thing in the world. It is, I, lbryce who thought of the idea to congratulate Jim, and so i did. END OF STORY.
Romney was simply the candidate that was chose by the Republican Party establishment.
I’m sure that Romeny is a fine man good father, good businessman, and good citizen, he was simply too vulnerable for the creation of RomenyCare and many of the very socialist things he did as governor of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts.
Rove, as an adviser to the Romeny campaign and master of moving the middle, had in fact swung many of the those in the middle to our side. Rove has always taken the stance that it is better to pander to the “undecideds” than to secure the base, thinking that the base has nowhere else to go.
Rove was able to move the middle in 2000 and 2004 and get Bush elected. Those of us on the right knew that Bush was a fine man, but had his shortcomings. Most notable was Michael Savage’s Compassionate Conservativeism. We accepted these and voted for him twice.
Bush was the right man for 2001 and when the attacks came in September, showed his metal.
However, it was a mistake to go into Afghanistan. We should have paid the Russians to clear out Afghanistan with a complete gloves off do what needs to be done approach with whatever tactical support necessary to complete the mission and bring us bin Laden, Mullah Omar, Zawahiri, etc. heads on a pikes.
Once that was completed we needed to enlist the Russians again to clean up their own Islamic problems before we went into Iraq. Between the Russians in Afghanistan and the US in Iraq together we could have crushed Iran like a walnut.
Back to the topic at hand, Romeny is a fine man, just not the right man at this time. He was far to patrician in his approach to the campaign. He didn’t want to get down and dirty, and he needed to be like Gingrich in a bloody knuckles street brawl with the gangbanger campaign of the DemocRATS.
That was his true weakness. His niceness. And there is no doubt in my mind that Mitt Romney is probably the nicest man you could ever meet. We all know the saying.... nice guys finish last.
And so it goes, we have let the Patricians decide the candidate, and then proceed by Marquis of Queensbury boxing rules in a street rumble.
Limbaugh let himself get sucked in by a political activist who literally was targeting him for destruction. The ensuing mess was the whole point of Ms. Fluke’s comments....it’s not that she was kvetching about the availability of Birth Control Pills or even the price. The target was Limbaugh. He was targeted and played by his own passions for propriety. They tried to economically assassinate him and almost succeeded.
So the question is...when will we play the game the way the democRATS play it? Because if we don’t we are DOOMED. And it may already be too late.
You ain't kidding! I noticed that too!
I agree, it was a very weak field and having said that - all politicians are flawed. We won’t get 100% of what we want in a candidate. However, I also remember George Soros saying there was no difference between Obama and Romney. From this chart and stances, that seems to be true. I guess we thought we could hold his feet to the fire if elected. I’m not sure that would have worked, because he would have been untouchable by most of us -just like zero is.
I wanted Sarah Palin, but she wisely chose not to run. They totally destroyed her. Yet, I believe those missing 3 million were Palin supporters. I keep thinking of what I heard during the 2008 election that the Romney camp was behind the smears on her. I don’t know if that’s true, but, I wouldn’t doubt it. They wanted to clear the playing field for their RINO.
It makes me sick that Mitt could destroy our candidates during the primary, yet, wouldn’t lay a glove on zero. Just like McCain did.
Oh well, we are stuck with this mess for another 4 years. One consolation is that zero can’t run again, so that will level the field between 2 new candidates who will start out on equal footing during the primaries in 2016. That’s providing, of course, that we have another election.
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