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Forget About the White House, it's Lost- Focus on Congressional Majorities to Neutralize Obama
Reaganite Republican ^ | March 14, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 03/14/2012 3:25:23 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican



After a disappointing night that found Newt Gingrich unable to register outright victories in the deep South, I'm left with the conclusion that the only capable conservative fighter we had left has been unfortunately tossed aside by primary voters in order to back an unqualified, low-charisma schmoe who will be pounded to smithereens in the general election if we give him the chance.

And that's a big 'if'-Santorum himself admits he cannot win the nomination anytime before the Tampa convention: an internal memo reveals the goal as a 'contested convention' (same as Gingrich has been saying for weeks).

I'm all for stopping Romney... but at what price? And Newt is supposed to drop-out now- to facilitate what, exactly?

Yeah- it would have been nice to have a proven conservative with economic experience, a record of accomplishment, impressive intellectual power/debating skills, and widely-appealing charm at the top of the ticket... but since Rick Santorum has none of those things, he simply cannot compete effectively with Obama.

I would describe myself as a 'right-wing Catholic'... trouble is, this one just ain't got the skills, while offering almost as weak a record of accomplishment as Obama '08. Current polls showing Santorum competitive with Obama mean nothing... wait till Plouffe and Axelrod go into attack mode and then tell me how he's holding-up. Lack of foresight has many forgetting what awaits us in the fall, I fear (one of the primary reasons I wanted to have Newt at Obama's throat, not some bumbling altar boy).

Voters are TOTALLY focused on jobs and gasoline pump prices this election year... while so many GOP primary voters rush to nominate a proven loser with zero economic/business experience that tends to wander-off into social issues rather than pledge $2.50 gas and a new (Laffer-endorsed) Reagan Revolution, as -say- Gingrich did.


All you millions who supported Newt before Romney and his PAC-men unleashed $50M in attack ads ought to be ashamed of yourselves for being so pliable- did you ever take the time to consider the source of the attacks that sent you scampering over to guaranteed-loser Rick Santorum?  Or did you simply lack the heuvos and political knowledge to defend your own choice?

For me, the primary race is over... I've already done what I can/voted for Newt, and have decided to pray for an open convention that will deliver us a more capable candidate. In the meantime -as floated by George Will a couple weeks back- it's time to fight for the Senate/House races the GOP strategically HAVE to win

Giving my all for the presidential contest seems foolish if you're talking Romney or Santorum- it's like being an car saleman selling Chevy Citations to anyone who will listen when he knows that they're junk.

What a relief it is knowing I won't have to defend Rick Santorum for the next 8 months... hard to fight for somebody you have no faith in. I would kill to have Perry back in the race, man was he overlooked- certainly by myself as well.


Team Obama licking their chops... the ads just write themselves


Alas, this is today's political arena: attack ads/manipulative MSM + gullible voters bring you the guy that's done the least, is boring as watching grass grow, who basically just warmed a Senate seat for 12 years... while the accomplished, the brilliant, the driven, and the gifted are ran-off- great.

Have fun, Republicans- looks like you'll have to try and beat Obama without me... and I'm not the only one.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: house; newt; santorum; senate

1 posted on 03/14/2012 3:25:28 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: ken5050; AdvisorB

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2 posted on 03/14/2012 3:26:19 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

This was written by a stooge. I say that any one of the Republican challengers can beat the Marxist Bisexual Muslim Kenyan. Where was all the angst from this writer when the GOP nominated McCain n 2008?


3 posted on 03/14/2012 3:35:23 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Flavious_Maximus

I agree, this is Democrat spin.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 3:42:45 AM PDT by paguch
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To: Reaganite Republican
Whoaaaaa! Talk about petty ugly sourgrapes.

Sad,it really is.

5 posted on 03/14/2012 3:45:54 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Reaganite Republican

Mega dittos! What’s worse is what happens if any of the GOP runners do beat Obama. What if Romney keeps socialized healthcare? What if Santorum keeps supporting unions and mandatory dues? What if Newt keeps crossing the aisle and playing with the Pelosis and Reids? Will consrevatives still support them? If they don’t that just gives fodder for the democrats to take everything in 2016.

The Republic is between a rock and a hard place. The only way out is to concentrate on electing conservatives to local, state and congressional offices. Then hold their feet to the fire to limit Obama.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 3:46:24 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of th e Left fall out!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Congressional Republicans will not be effective if Obama is re-elected.

Obama will continue to operate outside of Congress.

Sour grapes because Newt didn’t win is ridiculous. He is not a great conservative standard bearer and not worth falling on the sword for.

In truth, any one of these candidates can beat Obama.

Voters are rejecting Romney and that should make us happy.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 3:46:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Reaganite Republican

yeah, we’ll just forget about 4 more years of mandates...WHY IS IT we don’t clean house? WHY is it people say WE must choose?. WE SHOULD TAKE PERIOD!


8 posted on 03/14/2012 3:47:01 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Reaganite Republican

“Hi, I’m Bob Dole, and this Bob Dole will lose just like the last Bob Dole.”


9 posted on 03/14/2012 3:55:09 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Ever since television came into everyone’s living room for the first time the best looking presidential candidate has always won. The Won was decidedly better looking than McSane in the last election. The question is, is Santorum better looking than Romeny? I say yes (plus I would never vote for Mittens). The next question, is Santorum better looking than The Won? I say yes he is. The Won is kind of funny looking except if you stack him up to someone like McSane. Then he looks great!


10 posted on 03/14/2012 4:00:42 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Reaganite Republican

We have to beat Obama. Obama will find a way to bypass congress no matter who is in charge. Don’t give up on this. He must be beaten.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 4:01:03 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: Flavious_Maximus
You are dead bang on target. This is some DemocRAT apparatchik putting out disinformation.

WE will see a lot more of this before November.

12 posted on 03/14/2012 4:11:03 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Reaganite Republican

If the Republicans keep control of the House and win the Senate, Congress will be led by John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. We know already Boehner isn’t conservative and isn’t a leader. We know McConnell is at best a compromising deal maker.

In 2013 Harry Reid as Minority Leader will use the filibuster to completely shut down the Senate frustrating any attempt by the Republicans to set the agenda. No doubt Pelosi will use every political and PR trick she can in the House. For Pelosi and Reid politics is mortal combat with no rules. For Boehner and McConnell politics is a friendly round of golf at the country club.

Sorry, I can’t see Republican majorities in the 2013 Congress meaning anything with Boehner and McConnell in charge. I remember the Hastert/Frist Congresses when the deficit exploded with rampant earmarking and corporate welfare. The Republican majorities under Hastert and Frist did nothing to roll back the socialist state.

Sorry, the Republican Party Congressional leadership has no stomach for a fight with leftists, Republican president or not. They are part of the problem, not the solution. There will be no rollback of Obamacare, or rollback of social spending, under a Republican or Democrat Congress.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 4:33:27 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Boardwalk

“I say yes (plus I would never vote for Mittens).”

So, you would rather “vote” for Obama when Romney wins the nomination? That’s patriotic...


14 posted on 03/14/2012 4:37:26 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Reaganite Republican

It aint over yet. I am still for Gingrich.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 4:43:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Reaganite Republican

I’m not throwing in the towel.

Obama is beatable by my pet Pomeranian.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 4:54:12 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Looks like that’s going to be our only hope. We have the most beatable liberal I’ve ever seen in office, and I believe the stupid republicans have managed to make their nomination contest between three of the only people that can’t beat him in a national election!

Just damn.....


17 posted on 03/14/2012 4:58:15 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Boardwalk
"Ever since television came into everyone’s living room for the first time the best looking presidential candidate has always won. . ."

Really??

I just don't see Jimmuh Cahtah as better looking than Ford . . . or anyone else for that matter . . .

18 posted on 03/14/2012 5:15:00 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: haywoodwebb

Vote. To not vote is to give the libs positions all the way down to dogcatcher. Toughen up. Fight. Never submit. Never.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 5:21:00 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: haywoodwebb

Vote. To not vote is to give the libs positions all the way down to dogcatcher. Toughen up. Fight. Never submit. Never.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 5:21:51 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Convention. Convention. Convention.

Do not give up!


21 posted on 03/14/2012 5:38:48 AM PDT by impimp
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To: Soul of the South
if you are the “soul of the south” God help us..you see no good in anything....you are a “white flag” negative voter...please just stay home and suck your thumb...I want a Republican House & Senate and the White House no matter who the Speaker and Majority leaders are

All will be better than Polosi, Reid and Obama

remember The Supreme Court 2 or 3 noms

22 posted on 03/14/2012 5:48:56 AM PDT by southphilly (All States should be right to work States)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Have fun, Republicans- looks like you'll have to try and beat Obama without me... and I'm not the only one.

You should consider changing your screen name, you are too much of a cry baby, take my ball and go home, spoiled little whiner.

I'm sick of the FReepers that whine like teenage girls after every primary return that their guy doesn't win.

I'm a Newt backer, but other people have their own opinion and their right to vote anyway they choose.

Try "rockyfeller rino" as a screen name because you've not got the balls to have the name Reagan as part of your screen name.

23 posted on 03/14/2012 5:54:24 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: KoRn
All this whining about our potential candidates is unbecoming. The Dems were licking their chops and the GOP was up in arms when Reagan won the nomination. The polls were showing Carter beating Reagan until right before the election, and we know what happened then.

Our situation is very similar to 1980. Obama's policies have hurt many people, and his negatives are going up daily. Unless things change significantly between now and November, any of the current candidates will beat Obama.

24 posted on 03/14/2012 5:59:39 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: kosciusko51

Thank you for that perceptive comment. Of course you’re right. Also, anyone who believes we can take control of the senate and still lose the presidential race is naive at best. Those people voting for Obama aren’t prone to split their ticket and vote for a Republican for senate. It will take a massive turnout by Republicans and Independents on election day to right this sinkong ship.


25 posted on 03/14/2012 6:10:12 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I don’t this it’s all that ‘dissapointing’

after being bad-mouthed all over and Romney proclaimed to be the inevitable nominiee, Romney still lost 70% of the vote to MORE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES

Gingrich and Santorum are 1 and 2 and should team up (eventually) I like Gingrich/Santorum, for 16 year stretch- but the other way around is fine

If ROMNEY gets forced on us I will vote (R) across the board for congress- but I will write-in Palin


26 posted on 03/14/2012 6:12:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Wpin

Romney is Obama lite just as evil only slower. If Romney gets 8 years its the same as Obama.


27 posted on 03/14/2012 6:56:26 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: haywoodwebb

Many people thought the young Carter was cute. No one thought Ford was cute. Jimmy had the hair too. Hair was big back then.


28 posted on 03/14/2012 7:00:27 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Reaganite Republican
I brought some cheese to go with your whine:


29 posted on 03/14/2012 7:26:02 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Yes, because the ever so lovable, humble, svelte, ethical and electable Newt Gingrich isn’t the nominee, we should just accept four more years of Obama without a fight. Sounds rational.


30 posted on 03/14/2012 8:30:18 AM PDT by ltbigv
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To: USS Alaska

“Try “rockyfeller rino” as a screen name because you’ve not got the balls to have the name Reagan as part of your screen name.”
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HEAR, HEAR!!!! It does seem that we have a lot of folks with defeatist attitudes popping up. There are occasions where it does a group good to let the self declared Summer Soldiers peel away and leave the hard core to carry on the fight toward victory.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 3:33:10 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Boardwalk

I don’t think it is at all...Romney believes in free markets I am sure...he was the governor of a liberal state so he will have things that he agreed to pass that are not as conservative as we would like. But, Romney and Obama are not the same...no way.


32 posted on 03/14/2012 4:32:02 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Wpin

Romney may even be worse than Obama. RomneyBots scare me more than Obama supporters. Romney sux and I live in the liberal state he screwed over.


33 posted on 03/14/2012 6:14:41 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Reaganite Republican

Since you posted Rick’s High School yearbook photo in an effort to make him look foolish, why don’t you post your own, just so we can see what you looked like at 17?


34 posted on 03/14/2012 6:20:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: southphilly

“I want a Republican House & Senate and the White House no matter who the Speaker and Majority leaders are
All will be better than Polosi, Reid and Obama”

Really? -—

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2859127/posts


35 posted on 03/14/2012 7:37:46 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Defeatism much?


36 posted on 03/14/2012 7:38:46 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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