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CALLING ALL CONSERVATIVES, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Rush, Sarah Palin - ASK SANTORUM TO ENDORSE NEWT
January 30, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell

Posted on 01/30/2012 8:04:50 AM PST by mitchell001

The US Conservative Movement has come to a moment of truth. For the movement to survive and win, we conservatives must stop being politically correct and call a spade a spade. Rick Santorum is now HURTING the Conservative Movement. Let's join Jim Robinson of Free Republic, to ask, urge and definitely PRESSURE Rick Santorum to drop out and endorse Newt Gingrich. This is not time to play around with nice words, like "He has the right to stay in." Rick Santorum must be told that if he is a true Conservative, he must push the current Conservative Movement by preventing Romney from becoming the nominee. If Santorum stays in, he is allow Romney an opening to win. Romney's win will cripple the Conservative Movement and may allow Obama to win again. Tell Santorum, he NOW has a chance to be a Conservative HERO, if he drops out and endorses Newt Gingrich as the Conservative standard bearer. If Santorum stays in the campaign, he is destined to be a GOAT in the Conservative Movement. Calling Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and others, PLEASE LET'S BUILD THE PRESSURE ON SANTORUM TO DROP OUT, ENDORSE NEWT AND GO ON TO A ROWSING CONSERVATIVE VICTORY!


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KEYWORDS: cain; gingrich; palin; santorum; vanity

1 posted on 01/30/2012 8:05:00 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

Rick should drop out and endorse Newt. It’s the right thing to do. He knows he can’t win this. Make us winners Rick!!


2 posted on 01/30/2012 8:09:05 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mitchell001

Santorum is more of a conservative than Newt, so Gingrich staying in is detracting conservative votes from Santorum, hurting the conservative movement. Maybe Gingrich should drop out and support Santorum.


3 posted on 01/30/2012 8:13:52 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: mitchell001

Thank GOD for Jim and now Ralph speaking in spades outside the choir! This is what REBELLION looks like! Thank you men! Thank you, Jim, for sounding the charge.


4 posted on 01/30/2012 8:14:07 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt has become a CAUSE now & Rick S, a tool.)
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To: BloodAngel

I agree with you.


5 posted on 01/30/2012 8:16:17 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: mitchell001
GINGRICH MARINES, GINGRICH MARINES
6 posted on 01/30/2012 8:17:26 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: BloodAngel

Newt has the critical resume, organization and conservative message to carry the Conservative movement to victory. Rick does not. Let’s position Rick for 2020. He is only 53.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 8:21:22 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: BloodAngel

Newt has the critical resume, organization and conservative message to carry the Conservative movement to victory. Rick does not. Let’s position Rick for 2020. He is only 53.


8 posted on 01/30/2012 8:21:35 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: BloodAngel

Another classic example of when good men do nothing, evil is allowed to triumph is the vote cast for Santorum who is propping up abortion sympathizer Romney over Newt, who in office has always been The Game Changer against democrats. Rick, not so much, on any counts. So, please.


9 posted on 01/30/2012 8:23:28 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt has become a CAUSE now & Rick S, a tool.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I can’t and won’t vote for Romney as a Christian I feel like voting for Mittens would be voting against my Savior.

Go Newt!!!


10 posted on 01/30/2012 8:25:48 AM PST by StPaulRevert
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To: RitaOK

I don’t want to have to put the plethora of examples where he was in fact a game changer, for the liberals, against the Republicans. The allegation that Santorum is propping up Romney is beyond puerile. He has articulated the case against Romney, far, far....far better than Gingrich has. To each their own, but claiming someone who fundamentally disagrees with Gingrich and Romney staying in to prop one or the other up, is conspiracy nonsense. Support who you will, but saying voting for Santorum is evil, is mildly annoying.


11 posted on 01/30/2012 8:29:41 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: StPaulRevert

LET’S NOT GET AHEAD OF OURSELVES! This can still happen. There will be a time when Rick can do that but it doesn’t have to be now! Let the ‘experts’ decide the timeline.


12 posted on 01/30/2012 8:32:09 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: StPaulRevert
I believe that voting is a duty. To discount Mitt for religious reasons disavows your duty.

Would you disavow a friend if they were a Mormon? Did you ever watch the Osmonds? Did you turn it off?

All these candidates are good people and religion has nothing to do with it. It's about policies and personal morality. None are perfect.

To NOT vote means one more vote for Obama.

13 posted on 01/30/2012 8:38:07 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BloodAngel

” I don’t want to have to put the plethora of examples where he was in fact a game changer, for the liberals, against the Republicans. “ <<<<

No, please do! I want to see your plethora of examples as soon as possible, you know, where it was in that process of sweeping the House with Republicans for the first time in 40 years, under a Democrat president, do tell, where Newt was advantaging the liberals, and place Santorum side by side with that.

Your guy owes his entire career to the Establishment, and proved his usefulness to them as the hot head liberal he was against Toomey. The list is plethoric of Santorum hurting conservatives directly and their causes.

That plethora has been posted a dozen times on FR. Shall I roust it up for you?


14 posted on 01/30/2012 8:39:16 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt has become a CAUSE now & Rick S, a tool.)
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To: RitaOK

Pushed individual mandate.
Amnesty for illegals
Global warming supporter
co sponsored something like 400 bills with Pelosi
Promoted cap and trade back in ‘07.
Supported wall street bail-out
Supported TARP.

Non of those are deal breakers, I still like Newt and it really is between him and Santorum imo. I personally like Santorum, but would have absolutely no problem voting for Gingrich if the opportunity presented itself. I simply do not like characterizing Santorum as the fake conservative in the mix to usurp the “true conservative” so Romney can win the nomination theory so rampant on these forums.


15 posted on 01/30/2012 8:47:50 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: Sacajaweau; BloodAngel

I don’t think it’s time for either Newt or Santorum to drop. Based on the FL result, one of them should drop on Wednesday, but not until then.


16 posted on 01/30/2012 8:53:00 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: mitchell001

Tell the true conservative to back out and allow the cheater and liar to run against Obama in order to save the Republican party, because we all know that character counts.


17 posted on 01/30/2012 8:55:44 AM PST by God'sgrrl (@Women4Santorum)
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To: God'sgrrl

According to Sarah Palin, a lady I greatly admire, endorsements don’t amount to a hill of beans. Heard her say it on FOX.


18 posted on 01/30/2012 9:05:11 AM PST by beckybea (("Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." John Wayne)
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To: mitchell001
Santorum’s straddling a fine line. He may be secretly wishing that if he's going to lose, at least enough of the votes he would lose would go to Gingrich to help stem the “inevitable” Romney theme again. Still he can't openly endorse without abandoning his own candidacy. I suspect that's why he concentrated his beat down in the last debate on Romney and not Gingrich. If Rick wants to live to fight another day, he has to hope that Gingrich beats Romney in Florida, but I don't know how he does that openly without blowing himself up.
19 posted on 01/30/2012 9:09:14 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: BloodAngel

I do tend to agree with your assesment. However, living in Florida and coming from New England, I am forced to vote for Newt tomorrow. This says more about Romney than it does Santorum. Romney is really a progressive Republican and not conservative. Afterall he is from Massachusets, remember Scott Brown. How did he turn out?

I can’t convince my wife to vote for Newt, she is still to vote for Santorum. She says neither Newt or Romney deserve her vote because of the dirty campaign tactics here in Florida.


20 posted on 01/30/2012 9:12:06 AM PST by bbernard
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To: BloodAngel

You know, I have to be suffer fools gladly sometimes and it is very hard when I look at the simple same math everyone else sees that yields the algebra. Santorum loses Florida.
Santorum loses Florida embarrassingly. Santorum outside of family issues claims to be poor life but his 9% is paving the way for a Florida cram down of a socialist, sympathetic to abortion.

You go sleep with that. I couldn’t. We’re realists here and we are embattled. The conservative who can WIN in Florida is pro-LIFE with wheels, Newt Gingrich. So don’t talk to me about Rick’s purity against Newt’s achievements.

The one propping up the abortion sympathizer, the individual mandate concocter, the socialist, is none other than Rick Santorum, who is found once again aiding and abetting the enemy, just as he dutifully raised his sorry banner for Arlen Spector against the conservative, and Specter who turned out to be the final vote FOR Obamacare.

Good people do nothing and evil triumphs. Right before your eyes. The test is Florida. Live with the results—that coming margin is your epitaph. In, or out.


21 posted on 01/30/2012 9:14:05 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt has become a CAUSE now & Rick S, a tool.)
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To: bbernard

see #21.


22 posted on 01/30/2012 9:16:14 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt has become a CAUSE now & Rick S, a tool.)
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To: Sacajaweau

How ‘bout Newt endorsing Rick Santorum so we still have a choice. There is very little difference between Newt And Mitt. What there is is style over substance.


23 posted on 01/30/2012 9:17:09 AM PST by hawgwalker
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To: bbernard

Point out to her how it gets nasty when someone other than Romney does well.


24 posted on 01/30/2012 9:21:30 AM PST by OHelix
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To: RitaOK

Gingrich both backed the individual mandate and funded planned parenthood...both arguments you used against Romney... and subsequently, Santorum somehow. I am trying to make sense and justify your arguments, but I don’t comprehend nonsense. You want Newt to win, because you think he can, say that...no need to spew a list of things, that also apply to your candidate, kind of weakens the points you were trying to make. Do I think Santorum will win Florida? No, I’m not a fool. I simply do not see people voting on conservative principle as some malicious act to somehow hurt the conservative movement. Vote for Gingrich by all means, he is by far better than Obama and Romney. Talking trash and turning people away from conservatives hurts the movement more than voting for Santorum, rationalize that.


25 posted on 01/30/2012 9:26:01 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: mitchell001

It’d be better if Newt dropped out and endorsed Santorum, IMO


26 posted on 01/30/2012 9:27:08 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sacajaweau

I will never deny Jesus by voting for Romney my first duty is to Jesus Christ I will vote 3rd party before I vote for Romney


27 posted on 01/30/2012 9:40:23 AM PST by StPaulRevert
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To: BloodAngel

You find the “trash” I talked and I can apologize.

You stay in the weeds picking nits to justify your support for Romney and against the only conservtive who has a chance to stop him, as you feign that fact in faux support for Santorum, or perhaps Paul.

Obfiscate
Divert
Target
Isolate
Attack
Carefully on FR, claim purity

A vote for Santorum is a vote for Romney and at least here, on FR, you fool no one.

YOU are not half pregnant as they say. You either are or you aren’t pregnant.

You either are, or are not, another tool for Romney and that’s made pretty clear.

End game here, for further entertaining your Alinsky attempt. You’re just way too obvious.


28 posted on 01/30/2012 10:03:51 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt has become a CAUSE now & Rick S, a tool.)
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To: RitaOK

I thought I was having a rationale debate, but you seem to be unwilling, or perhaps incapable of factual debate. Everyone who supports social conservatism is obviously in the tank for Romney...they can’t you know, actually care about Santorum’s message. The fact all you have is name calling and mud slinging signifies just how strong your “argument” is.

Santorum has more effectively verbally jousted Romney than has Gingrich. Romney and Gingrich both supported TARP, both supported bailouts, both supported individual mandate. Romney favored abortion, Gingrich was not an abortionist, but he did fund planned parenthood, knowing where they stand on the issue. He still refuses to acknowledge life begins at conception.

How dare conservatives look elsewhere. Sit on your high horse, and decry conservaties and conservatism...because that doesn’t help Obama or anything.

See, we can both make stupid blanket statements that are silly. At least you can articulate your points well without having to go liberal and go for personal attacks....oh wait.


29 posted on 01/30/2012 10:21:55 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: BloodAngel

You’re obviously off the deep end here,

Gingrich did not fund Planned Parenthood any more than Rick Santorum funded them.

Rick also supported the bailouts, and MASSIVE expansions of entitlement programs.

And Newt does believe life begins at conception. That’s not even a credible attack.


30 posted on 01/30/2012 11:07:56 AM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: TitansAFC

Speaker Newt Gingrich said he believes that human life does not begin at conception but at “implantation and successful implantation” because if you say life begins at conception “you’re going to open up an extraordinary range of very difficult questions.”

If he backpedaled on this, good for him, but that quote is from 4DEC11.

Santorum opposed the auto bailout, the Freddie and Fannie bailout and the wall street bailout.

This argument is getting played out. Gingrich is awesome, so is Santorum. Again, my only problem is people saying Sanotrum is a plant and people voting for him are evil.


31 posted on 01/30/2012 11:24:48 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: mitchell001

Rick Santorum - your family needs you. You are young enough that you can run again in a few years from now.


32 posted on 01/30/2012 11:45:12 AM PST by Ex-Democrat Dean
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To: RitaOK

You’re right, a vote for Santorum is a vote for Romney. FR is all in for Newt Gingrich.

This fanciful romance with Santorum doesn’t work in the real world of politics.

It’s really past the time for Santorum to end his vanity run.


33 posted on 01/30/2012 12:01:42 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: BloodAngel; All

“Santorum is more of a conservative than Newt, so Gingrich staying in is detracting conservative votes from Santorum, hurting the conservative movement. Maybe Gingrich should drop out and support Santorum.”

I am a social conservative first. Normally, Rick would be my first choice over Newt. Everyone knows that Rick is more conservative than Newt on most issues (especially social/moral ones). However, these ARE NOT NORMAL TIMES. Rick will NOT win the primary against Romney, but Newt can. Plus, Newt is the best “overall” person to go head to head against Mr. Obama.

Perry had the good sense to get out. It is now time for Rick to do what is best for conservatism. Newt is flawed - no doubt. However, he is the only “conservative” candidate that can go the distance. Rick Santorum would best help conservatism by bowing out now and backing Newt.

Of course, if you don’t agree with my pragmatism, I cannot fault you. However, when the nomination goes to Mitt because Rick pulled enough votes from Newt....then you will be sorry.


34 posted on 01/30/2012 4:48:19 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: RitaOK

Santorum is going to win the GOP nomination.


35 posted on 01/30/2012 10:07:19 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: RitaOK
...and Specter who turned out to be the final vote FOR Obamacare

That's not accurate. Ben Nelson was the final vote. Does the term "Cornhusker Kickback" bring back any memories?

36 posted on 01/30/2012 10:13:30 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Would you casre to detail how Santorum wins any primary or caucus between now and Super Tuesday?


37 posted on 01/30/2012 10:19:08 PM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

The people have vision beyond appearances, and they vote for him. :-)


38 posted on 01/31/2012 8:24:13 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Sola Veritas

Without any commentary on my part, your statement does not reflect pragmatism, but rather, illogic. Basically, what you said was that the most conservative candidate should drop out for the sake of conservatism. On the face of it, what kind of sense does that make?


39 posted on 01/31/2012 8:34:18 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lauren BaRecall; All

“Basically, what you said was that the most conservative candidate should drop out for the sake of conservatism. On the face of it, what kind of sense does that make?”

Because Rick Santorum, God Bless him, cannot nor will not win the primary. All he can do is stop Newt from winning it. That gives us Romney. Newt does have a chance of winning. He is NOT as conservative as Rick....but he is so much more so than Romney. Hence the pragmatism.

IF one choses to vote for Rick Santorum purely on principle, I will not argue with them. I think they should - if for prinicle. However, IF they are voting for him because they think he can win....that is illogical because he cannot. Not as things are today.

So...if one is voting for Rick because of principle regardless of the outcome - then I say “good for you.” I admire a principled stand.

But....if one is voting for Rick because they think he can actually win - then I say you are not very wise. It is a futile gesture that will get Romney the nomination.

However, let me be clear. I really admire Senator Santorum....much more than Newt. I just think, that for this election cycle, Newt is the better overall choice.


40 posted on 01/31/2012 11:29:10 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas
Well, it looks like I'm admired, but not very wise. LOL!

Because Rick Santorum, God Bless him, cannot nor will not win the primary.

Florida? Or the nomination?

Regarding the nomination, Rick's in good company. Ronald Reagan wasn't supposed to win, either. :-)

41 posted on 01/31/2012 12:58:21 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

“Florida? Or the nomination?”

And Rick is NO Ronald Reagan. That is just cold hard fact.

However, we each have to do as conscience/reasoning dictate. Best wishes.


42 posted on 01/31/2012 2:49:51 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Thanks for the state by state detail:)


43 posted on 01/31/2012 3:03:31 PM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

You’re welcome. ;-)


44 posted on 01/31/2012 3:43:52 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: mitchell001

Ummm...I’m afraid it’s just the opposite.

Most Newt supporters here agree that *all* conservatives should vote for Santorum in Michigan.

.


45 posted on 02/23/2012 6:54:39 PM PST by bobk333
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