Skip to comments.Vanity: We must win the senate (personal plea)
Posted on 10/23/2012 10:37:00 PM PDT by Kolath
What needs to be hammered is the SENATE! We need to take it back!!!
If Romney wins, the GOP holds the House but we fail to retake the Senate, it will be a hollow victory.
I know everyone is focusing on the POTUS election but the Senate is extremely critical.
If we fail to retake the Senate:
1. Obamacare will be impossible to reconcile or remove 2. You can forget about a national budget (continuing resolutions galore or "compromises") 3. Reid will continue to block House bills 4. Getting judicial nominees will be hard to impossible. 5. Controlling big gov't will become that much more difficult.
If you say, "Don't worry, we'll get the Senate back in 2014," then you're foolishly rolling the dice. Meanwhile, the entitlement state (Obamacare especially) will only grow and become entrenched. If you say, "Don't worry, Romney will have coat tails and drag our Senate candidates across the finish line," then you're doubling down on your foolish dice throw. (note: the "coat tails" argument I gave in another thread has changed after personal thought).
Therefore, WE MUST double our efforts to win back the Senate. Much like our objections to Romney, we must see the bigger picture.
Don't like Akin? He wasn't your guy? Don't like his "Homer Simpson" moment? You face palm Mourdock's comment (which is being over-hyped by some)? You get depressed because the Democrats are throwing the kitchen sink against this GOP candidate or that? Well welcome to politics my fiends. It's a bloodsport folks.
If this goes down badly, and we fail to get the Senate back, I will personally go to those in my community who got squishy this November and say, "Well, was it worth it? Obamacare has wrecked the health industry, your doctor left, your company dropped you off their insurance rolls, your premiums are skyrocketing, you can only get part-time work with no benefits, you can't afford you State exchange plan, your "fine" for not having insurance is going up, and Grandpa can't get his hip replacement....but look on the bright side, at least you have your "PRIDE" and "PRINCIPLES"!!!
This is PERSONAL to me. My mom is having open heart surgery next week and my dad has prostate cancer. I myself was recently diagnosed with MGUS (a potential precursor to Multiple Myeloma). Years from now, in my elderly years (when MGUS has a higher chance of turning into Myeloma) if I get bone cancer, the new treatments which could cure it or put it into remission will most likely be off limits to me. It WILL be a death sentence!
So please, I BEG OF YOU, keep your eyes the big picture.
I'm asking some of you to put aside any bitter feelings or concerns. We must remain vigilant. After the election, we must continue to replace the entrenched powers with conservatives and stay engaged with our communities.
Unfortunately, Akin made this prospect much more difficult, but we can hope.
Plan B if Reid keeps the Senate:
Romney appoints a HHS Secretary. Secretary rescinds all rules made by Sebelius implementing 0bamacare. Secretary goes on 4 year fishing trip so no more rules are written...
Note to 0bama: Ain’t payback a bitch?
Both Akin and Mourdock are making the prospect of a Senate majority less likely.
Just as long as the fishing trip isn’t with Don Corleon
The GOP candidates also have to want to win.
There are always enough RINO’s to give the Dems a majority on certain votes
and your scenario leaves the law in place for the next Democrat administration to implement
I agree. We must win the Senate.
In 2006 when Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi took control of Congress it was then that the economy really took its dive. And they made sure Bush owned the recession.
We cannot have ObamaCare and a recovery too.
If there is no recovery, Romney will own the economy just like Bush owned it despite the fact that the recession was caused by the democrats.
A lot of people are out of work.
They need to stop talking about Binders and 47%ers and other embarrassing stuff, right?
I find it amazing when “our side” joins the leftists attacking conservatives for being conservative. I bet the same ‘conservatives’ who attack Akin and Mourdook will expend every ounce of energy and RNC treasury electing radical left homo Republicans in places like Rhode Island, Massataxes and New Jersey.
Then he had better undo the regulations and taxes and crap as quickly as possible.
Merely taking the Senate won’t work, unless by a filibuster-proof majority, and that’s not happening.
Tell me how CommieCare is going to be repealed without 60 Senate votes. (Well, maybe they can “deem” it repealed - it worked for the DementedCrats.)
Exactly! And a good way to lose Constitutional Conservatives. If Harry Reid remains in power, ObamaCare is here to stay and because of that there will be no real economic recovery.
Even if ObamaCare did not exist a recovery will be unlikely to happen during Romney's first term because Harry Reid will make sure of it. It's his plan. He did it to Bush in 2006 and he'll make sure Romney owns the recession in Jan 2013.
Losing the Senate is NOT an option and neither are the Obamalike dictatorship tactics.
That's what elections are for.
First, Romney needs to Win without Chads or anything else ...
There can’t be recounts or other distractions
For the life of me ... I just can’t see that even happening
never know, never underestimate the stupidity of Voters ... we damn near had Algore (we did git Hussain once, pray that we don’t get him twice)
but unfortunately people like Bohner decide to fund ObamaCare because its “settled law” or something. I think we are going to see Senate RINO’s taking sides with Democrats when repeal comes up.
Boehner needs to step down as Speaker
I think its doubtful.
“Fortunately” (sarcastic) we have FReepers and GOP officials busy condemning and campaigning against conservative Senate candidates while ignoring or even totally supporting the moderate to liberal RINO’s. Aren’t you glad they are on “our” side?
Plan B , part 2:
2014 Take over Senate, repeal 0care.
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