Skip to comments.Hey GOP: How'd That Gomez Running as a Democrat-Lite Thing Work for Ya'?
Posted on 06/26/2013 11:22:02 AM PDT by Lloyd Marcus
RINO Republican Gabriel Gomez lost to Democrat Ed Markey in the special election to fill the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. I say, Thank God. We can not allow Democrat-Lite RINO Republicans like Gomez to define the GOP.
However, I have little hope that the stuck on fear, panic and stupid GOP will get it. Despite wasting tons of money backing Gomez who agrees with 90% of the Democrat agenda, he still lost. And yet, I guarantee the GOP will interpret the loss as evidence that our party needs to move further to the left.
Why should liberal Massachusetts voters select a Democrat-Lite Gomez over a full-bodied Democrat, Ed Markey? Moderate Republicans thought six one, half dozen of the other and stayed home. Conservative Republicans, rightly so, could not bring themselves to vote for Gomez who promised not to oppose Obama's agenda.
Extremely low voter turnout confirmed that Massachusetts voters, for the most part, did not care. Had there been a true Conservative in the race like Mike Sullivan, at least voters would have had a clear choice, giving the race a little passion, interest and drama.
Folks, I fully realize that sometimes it is wise to hold you nose and vote for the lesser of two evils. We live in an imperfect world with imperfect human beings. Rarely, if ever, will a candidate embody all the qualities and stand for all the issues and values you hold dear.
Having said that, Gabriel Gomez was a horrible ideologically soulless candidate. Gomez just wanted to be elected; willing to play on either team necessary to land him in political office. Disgusting.
Gomez supported the Gang of Eight Bill, Gun Control, abortion and more. Gomez dis conservatives. To win the primary at any and all cost, Gomez attempted to smear Conservative Campaign Committee whose mission is to hoist conservative candidates to victory across America.
My heart aches for conservative candidates who paint as Reagan advised in bold colors rather than pale pastels. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OznoFCZdS8
We need candidates who can articulate that conservatism equals true compassion and is beneficial to all Americans. Our candidates must not pander to Democratic party socialist/progressive ideas. Quite the opposite. Our candidates must sound the alarm educating voters to the folly of the Democrat's belief that government is god, can fix everything and can legislate equal outcomes. These foolish Democratic party utopian ideas are destroying lives, weakening, undermining and destroying the greatest nation on the planet.
We need conservative candidates with backbone who proudly stand up for what they believe; candidates who say what they mean and mean what they say. Wow, what a concept. Mr RINO Republican Gomez, I am elated and grateful that you lost.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee http://bit.ly/12kuAWU
If you think this will finally shut Rove up about Christine O’Donnel losing you are mistaken.
Just when you think the GOP couldn’t get any stupider.
Let the RINO Hunting Season continue as they are much of a threat as the Democrats themselves.
GOP will disappear after amnesty kicks in. Only going to be the USA of the Democrat party. The numbers won’t lie!
Actually at 45%, he did way better than I thought any Pubbie in Massachusetts would do running against Ed Maaaaaahkey.
That and a nickel buys a nice hot cup of Jack Squat.
Yep. Future elections will be slugged-out between the Dems and the Socialist Workers Party.
According to all the political pundits and liberal media, Gomez was the perfect candidate, a Hispanic who was moderate to liberal on every issue. Yet he got beat, by...an old boring white guy.
National GOP ponyed up nothing.
Guess they are hoarding their money money for use in beating off Tea Party primary challenges.
RNC is of the incumbent, by the incumbent, for the incumbent.
Agreed. A lot better than one would think in lala land.
Communist Democrat vs. Communist RINO.
After Scott Brown’s betrayal of conservatives and the Tea Party followers who came out to elect him in the special election, there won’t be another R elected statewide in MA for at least a generation. At this point, what difference does it make?
“Forget it, Jake, it’s Massachusetts.”
The Gop is dead.
When folks finally figure out where the stench is coming from, the carcass can be ‘rendered’ and the work of building a new party can officially begin.
I am still very PI$$ED at Ann Coulter, Rove, and Bill Crystal who insisted on shoving Romney down the parties’ throat.
Why oh why do we continue to nominate candidates just a little to the right of the far left???
“I fully realize that sometimes it is wise to hold you nose and vote for the lesser of two evils.”
there is no such thing as “lesser of two evils”. that phrase was invented by US Military in 30’s. Not a Christian phrase.
research: prudence, sound judgment and double effect.
Sullivan was the preferred candidate. Conservatives hung him out to dry.
I'm as serious as a heart attack when I say that.
“If you think this will finally shut Rove up about Christine ODonnel losing you are mistaken.”
You were thinking about the same campaign I was thinking about as I read this article. You are right, Rove and his squadron of R party leaders can’t admit they might not fully understand the challenges they face. The O’Donnell candidacy should have taught them a few things.
Here is what Rove and his buddies should consider as they ponder their loss. Running on the same platform as your opponent will not make you stand out as a candidate. You may still lose but you will get more votes if you are distinguishable. Also, if you don’t have a media to get your message to voters, you can’t get votes, period. Finally, now that the federal gov’t is basically a one-party gov’t throughout the branches, there isn’t much need for election consultants or opposing points of view. Rove and the pundits won’t be getting as many job offers.
Why don’t (former Republican conservatives) in places like MA and CA (at least in areas where they have no chance of winning because they are so outnumbered) FORM a new political party of common sense Conservatism to take on the Dems?-something that hasn’t been tainted by RINOS, corruption and media smears/lies?
Having lived in Mass for some time, I agree. In my opinion, one way to change that situation is to work to encourage greater prosperity in the free states. Residents of Mass, NY, and Calif, for examples, have shown they will leave to go where the opportunities and jobs are. As a result, two things happen in states like Mass. People who are capable, ambitious, and hopeful move to where the opportunities are. The people who are left create a higher percentage of socialists as a result, however, those people put a lot of demands on state gov’t. The decreasing revenues and higher percentage of “baby birds” in such states make the contrast with the freer states more stark. This creates dissent in the socialist states. It is a process that could stop the US from becoming Brazil or Argentina. So long as there are some states that buck the socialist pressures.
If rank and file Republicans didn’t vote for RINOs in the primaries and caucuses, it wouldn’t matter what Rove, Coulter and Crystal said.
That being said, the Rat Markey has a 3% lifetime conservative voting record according to the American Conservative Union. If Gomez had turned out to be no more conservative than Susan Collins, the ultimate RINO, in Maine, he would have a 47% conservative voting record.
I would take 47% conservative over 3% conservative every time.
Collins is far from the ultimate RINO. Gomez is in Linc Chafee territory. His voting record was 90% leftist, identical (in fact) to Hillary Clinton’s when they served together. He recently (finally) became what he always was, a Communist serving in the Democrats.
You would have to be naive to believe Gomez would have remained a Republican. He was Chafee/Jeffords/Specter just waiting to happen. Thankfully, the simple scumbag won’t get the chance.
I’m glad Gomez lost. I would rather be punched in the face than stabbed in the back.
Hard to imagine a conservative in Massachusetts would do any better. Probably worse or about the same.
The problem with conservatism in Massachusetts is that a solid majority of voters don’t want it.
They ain’t been offered it. MA GOP leadership makes sure of that.
I see you're in NC...a day's drive down I-95 from Massachusetts but light years away politically,socially and philosophically.Simply put the answer is (in the case of my state at least) under your plan a US Senate race might look like: filthy Communist Rat-> 60%...RINO Party-> 20%...Real Conservative-> 20%.Yes,it's true...60% of this state's voters consist of a "coalition" of multi-gernerational welfare parasites and "compassionate trust funders".Your plan wouldn't do a thing to reduce the percentages of that coalition.That is how bad things are here and how bad they've been for the last 25+ years.
I’m certain that the Massachusetts Democratic Party appreciates your support for Senator-Elect Markey.
Im certain that the Massachusetts Democratic Party appreciates your support for their other candidate, Gabriel Gomez.
Don’t be a moron.
Didn’t you just say that you’d rather be punched in the face than stabbed in the back? With a left winger like Markey in the Senate, you are being shot in the face and in my humble opinion, allowing that is truly moronic.
I’ll take a 50% conservative over a 3% conservative. The Democratic Party has come to depend on Republicans demanding ideological purity or else staying home. When the purists stay home, the liberals prevail. Even though only 25% of Americans identify themselves as liberal.
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