Skip to comments.Everyone wants to complain about the Republican Party, but No one wants to do anything about it!
Posted on 11/12/2008 7:02:27 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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I’m not quite there, yet. I want to lick my wounds and relax for a little while. I’m mentally exhausted over all of this.
I’m laying the groundwork to keep even MORE tax dollars out of the hands of those stinkers in Washington. The election of Obama has inspired me beyond measure in that area, believe me! I knew before that it was me against the world. Now I know that there at 7-10 MILLION additional boneheads our there working against me, too! I was good at it before; I’m going to be excellent at it, now. :)
Then, I’ll gird my loins and pick up my sword again, once I know, to the penny, that my family is financially safe and sound and we’re not going to lose everything to even MORE confiscatory practices via Obama and the Congress-Rats & -RINOs.
"how many other younger Republican of Sarah's caliber are out there . . ."Here's one:
With this recent election, America has reached a turning point.
For the last 50 years, the liberals have been setting the agenda and it has been up to the conservatives to try and stop it. Year after year the democrat party has steered the discussion and pushed for a socialist nanny state and it has been the republicans that have been acting like a dam holding back the flood.
This year the dam broke and America will be inundated with a socialistic torrent we have never imagined.
We now sit here now and ask, What happened?
Well, it started with FDR and the Great Society but more and more the blame lies with US.
Over the years we allowed the liberal philosophy to be implemented a tiny piece at a time, bit by bit, until it is now almost irreversible. Conservatives never thought that they should PUSH BACK, instead they just blocked legislation that they disagreed with.
We didnt SET the agenda, we tried to stop it. This is equivalent to the football prevent defense, which never works.
Now we are at a point where conservatives must start fighting back HARD, just like the liberals. The democrat party plays dirty and republicans play by the rules. This must change if we ever want to see a conservative elected to a national office again in our lifetimes. The MSM is never going to change unless we force them to economically.
The school system is going to remain liberal indoctrination centers unless we get involved as parents and force them to stop teaching global warming as fact, dependence on government, republicans are bad and the rest of the liberal lie that our kids come home with.
Unless we as parents monitor EVERY single thing that these government schools do TO our young people, they will continue to grow into new liberal democrats and conservatives will continue to lose until the brainwashing of America is complete.
These young liberal-bots that continue into college, where the vast majority of the professors are HARD LEFT ideologues, end up as adults with the mindset that democrats DESERVE to lead this nation and will do ANYTHING to make it so.
Vote fraud was rampant in many states and is still going on, perpetrated by these liberals believing that they are saving the country and the world.
It is going to take a generation to undo the damage, but it is possible. Home schooling isnt the answer; the taxes imposed on families required a fundamental change to the nuclear family. Both parents are now required to work in order for it to have the American dream. In order to take back our country, we have to:
- Monitor everything our children are exposed to at our TAXPAYER FUNDED schools and band together to beat back the liberal agenda. Flood the PTA with our members and say no to the homosexual agenda, environmental nazis and any other liberal brainwashing.
- Push for school vouchers so that these schools will be on notice that we will not tolerate politics in our elementary schools.
Our kids are there to learn the three Rs, reading, writing and arithmetic; NOT recycling, reproductive rights and revolution.
- Volunteer to work at the polls to prevent fraud.
Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooo? What planet are you living on. Did you just see that someone named Barack Hussein Obama just got elected ... meaning.. more intrusive government, more taxes, more insecurity for the United States.
I think he got elected, not because of what he stands for obviously, but because he is younger. Isn't that a hoot?
Ageism defeated the Republican Party again.
I agree with most of what you say but we can’t forget the stupidity of the American voter. All the negative info about Obama was there for anyone to see. The masses didn’t care. He successfully pitted enough of the 95% of the electorate against the 5% with the most wealth. We’re in a world of hurt.
If your thoughts agree with mine, then yes it counts.
OK, actually my guess is that less republican-bashing and more focus and cooperation can go a long way. Obama would never have gotten elected without the help he got from 20% of the voters who call themselves 'conservatives'.
Palin is a Republican, and if you want her to be the nominee in 2012, you better get involved in your Republican Party now, because the decision is made in the Party Nomination, not on Election day.
My question is:
What are Freepers doing now to change the nominating process in their states so that Moderates, Independetns, and Democrats aren’t choosing the GOP nominee for 2012?
“The next best thing is to write letters. Not rants but constructive guidance. Be consistent, be persistent. You would be surprised how many of these people haven’t a clue and actually welcome calm, rational voices telling them what needs to be done. Find out who the officials are and write them every week or at least monthly. Follow with an occasional call. Let them know who you are.”
Very good idea....I plan to write one to highlight the things that went wrong in Broward Co. Believe me, it will be a long letter. Those of us who volunteered need to do this otherwise the RNC will only hear the accounts of state and county chairs and they cannot be trusted to tell the truth when it makes them look bad. Mind you, I have no intention of dragging any one person down. What I want to see changed are obsolete practices that no longer work.
For those of you more internet savvy than I am could probably tell the party a thing or two about its best use in future campaigns.
This may be vanity with my thoughts and ideas for the future, but I know of what I talk about, when it comes to the Republican Party and how it runs. I am involved, have been involved in three different states. I worked in three Presidential elections in Massachusetts, and was a delegate to State Republican Party convention in another Southern State, and have been officers in several local Republican organizations. I have eaten dinner with Governors, and met Senators, and I am telling you.. the GOP NEEDS NEW YOUNG TALENT, AND I AM TELLING YOU THE GOP IS EVOLVING AND YOU CAN HELP IF YOU DESIRE TO HELP , BUT YOU CAN NOT WAIT TIL 2012.. YOU NEED TO START NOW. AND THE OTHER POINT.. THE GOP NEEDS NEW YOUNGER TALENT. or you can expect more of Obama in 2012
At least we can feel good about our votes???
The life of this nation is at stake and you are ready to go third-party and let the country be destroyed so that at least you can feel good about your vote?
We need to do what is highest right under the circumstances, and from that you go on to higher and higher right. That’s how it works. You cannot just demand that you get exactly what you want right now, or you’re going to take your toys and go home.
What can be done to remove the first primaries from being held in Iowa and New England? Both are liberal areas with either a fraud-ridden caucus process (obama openly imported supporters,,, do we doubt they did it with our side too),
If its not a caucus, its a vote with very lax registration requirements that is also open to people registered “independent”.
The system is skewed to strengthen pro-abortion, country club, global warming-type republicans.
I’m a conservative. I don’t care about the Republican Party. First, they obviously want to be liberals and moderates.
I concur. If we simply want to vote to make ourselves "feel good", then we are going to be out of power for the greater part of the century, if not eternity...
It is all in the packaging of what you are promoting. Next time the Republican Party wants to Present its less big government platform , they should put it in a younger attractive savy package. Not sure substance matters on a National level. STart figuring a way to wrap your package more attractively.
You go to work Grandma. I have better things to do!
Conservatives get used by the GOP. Today, the GOP is still blaming conservatives for their loss. They have only paid lip services to us in the past and nothing is going to change in the future so long as we are a captive audience. We elected President Bush, one of the most liberal GOP Presidents in memory, only to have Mr. McCain run on a platform that, unlike Bush, he would reach across the aisle more often.
The only way any change will happen within the GOP is from the outside. I will happily send my money and time to conservative grass roots organizations who will dole money to the GOP only after they have produced results.
Stop being beholden to a party and get on track with a movement.
We need to oppose legislation now. Immigration is key. If Osbama grants amnesity to 12m plus illegals, we will loose forever. We need to be sitting on our Reps door steps and never let them forget that a majority of voters don’t want open boarders. It will take a herculean effort by conservatives to torpedo this movement.
By all means..we hope them demonstrate just like the queers are doing now. It consolidates opposition.
Sure, I’ll do something. Put me in charge. The Dems won’t know what hit ‘em...
Sadly, you may be correct—again!!! There is no logic to this.
I actually loved Sarah Palin, but we can not put all our hopes on her , we better be shaking the bushes and looking for the absolutely best choice now. If Palin is the nominee, I would be glad to hold her sign in 2012.
Thanks for sounding off. Individually I can't affect the national party and its success in a huge way. I will continue with my donations to various efforts and volunteering on campaigns. On the local level I have taken a larger stand. I have advocated and will lead a serious of strategic planning meetings (at least as long as they tolerate me) for my County's Republican Central Committee. I'm not a member of the committee and will be coming at this as a consultant (though unpaid). I've done strat planning consulting for apolitical non-profits in recent years and will offer some of the same skills and techniques to this political organization. Wish me luck!
I know you will be ready ... :-)
TOTALLY! By the time we had our Texas Primary, McCain had already been CHOSEN and many candidates had dropped out of the race. Our Primary was a JOKE and a waste of money.
There is a grassroots group that everyone can join and help the cause. In Houston they have already organized and hopefully will make a difference in all future elections. It is an activist group as well.
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Mr. Blackwell’s public service includes terms as mayor of Cincinnati, an undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. In 1994, he became the first African-American elected to a statewide executive office in Ohio when he was elected treasurer of state. He subsequently was elected to two terms as secretary of state.
Mr. Blackwell is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He and his wife of 39 years, Rosa, have three grown children.
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I did. Go back to the Primary threads. I had a list of folks vastly superior to McCain/Romney/Huckabee/Guilani that I was trying to promote here and elsewhere. When we thought it was going to be Hillary on the DNC ticket, I again brought up Sarah as a perfect Counter.
But Noooo... Party over Principles reptiles said, "But John's electable!" "Rudy is America's Mayor!" "Huckabee really is a 'conservative' despite all his idiotic baggage!" "But Willard has great hair! That's important, right?!?"
I called BS then, and the election proved me right.
Sarah is charismatic. She can get the message across. She isn't the only one, but she's already had a lot of face time due to her Veep selection. This is a good base to make a run for 2012. Starting NOW...
My comment was made tongue-in-cheek with regard to the volume of vanity posts before the election from both noobs and old-times.
Public Skewls and Universities are practically brain-washing our youth. You are correct, Conservatives need bright, young, enthusiastic Americans to try to salvage Traditional American Valves from completely disappearing.
Not all Freepers are Republicans, but they are all Conservativesto different degrees, but if all Freepers were Republicans and involved in the party, then there would be more input in the actual process for conservative values. I myself am a Moderate Conservative, which to some Freepers is unheard of.
African Methodist Episcopal Church
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Alliance of Baptists
American Baptist Churches in the USA
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Church of the Brethren
The Coptic Orthodox Church in North America
The Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Friends United Meeting
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Hungarian Reformed Church in America
International Council of Community Churches
Korean Presbyterian Church in America
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Mar Thoma Church
Moravian Church in America Northern Province and Southern Province
National Baptist Convention of America
National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
Orthodox Church in America
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Polish National Catholic Church of America
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
Reformed Church in America
Serbian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. and Canada
The Swedenborgian Church
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America
United Church of Christ
The United Methodist Church
Closed primaries only. Unless a state has a closed primary, no delegates will be awarded to any candidates. Like caucus states, they will count as nothing more than a straw poll.
Republican primaries will have scheduled dates based on the % that the state voted Republican in the previous POTUS election. The true conservative states will vote first! We will have Republicans choose our candidate, not mushy RINO’s and RATS!
EVERYONE I know who goes to the Houston church of the
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
is VERY VERY conservative, I worked with some of them.
I am not sure what can be done in the New England States, having lived in one of the New England States for 20 years. But you need involvement in the local Republican Party in those states Iowa and the New England States, so that good candidates can be chosen for the local and state races.. that is a start.
Never give in, and never give up, get back to those boring local GOP meetings and make a difference.
"W" called you a name so you are going to pick up your toys and run away. If you are that thin skinned you shouldn't be involved in politics at all.
Had those of us out on the border reacted that way, the amnesty would be in place, and they would be talking about the next amnesty.
The Old Republican Farts in Illinois are not getting any younger, they should be easier to manage and confuse. :-)
I don’t want to ‘feel good’ about my vote. If I wanted to ‘feel good’ I’d be a Democrat, sing kumbaya with Hugo Chavez and wear a ribbon.
Conservatives are about what works in the real world, not idealistic fantasies. And the GOP is the real world. It’s what we have so let’s fix it.
We have to look to the realities of this election and make some sense of it , and learn from it.
They are among the worst. That doesn't mean there may not still be some traditional pastors in the system but they're getting fewer and fewer.
Anyone still attending an ELCA "church" does not care about the true word of God and also does not care about their country.
The ELCA is in full fellowship with the Episcopal "church". This from another thread running today on FR regarding the Episcopal Church's involvment in Prop 8 in CA.
"Two more events in support of gay marriage are planned for today: a 4 p.m. street rally in Encinitas and a 7 p.m. interfaith service at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral near Balboa Park."
There is nothing good about the ELCA. Needless to say we left the ELCA years ago.
That is the way I see it too. Alot of the Republicans are older with health issues, memory problems, and can not use a computer. :-)
even a conservative like Reagan won’t work anymore because he’d be too old.
I consider myself a very conservative Republican and I see no other way to advance my agenda than with a strong Republican party. I may have to use some RINOs along the way but I’m willing to do it.
The “Pocketbook” conservatives in the Republican Party, those who are economic conserviatives only, but make us think that they believe that “it takes all kinds” (tolerant of sodomites and a little grass smoking kind of people), have got to recognize that conservatism is and must mean much more than keeping “free-trade” open with Red China, etc.
I do wish that the lewd, immoral, atheistic Republican Party members would just go ahead and move to the Democratic Party or join up with the Libertarians (Libertines). It would then be easier to support the Republican Party.
I let the fact that I was a nobody work for me. They didn't know who I was. I recall that I once walked into a Congressman's office and told them where I was from and they said "Yeah, all those people up there want _______. Actually it was only me but I was the only one writing letters.
All of my letters were respectful and at most four or five paragraphs long. That was the limit of their attention span and it was enough to get my main points across. If I had more, I saved it for the next letter.
In just a few months they were returning my phone calls and, more importantly, they were taking me seriously!
At that point, it became fairly well known that I had "contacts". People came to me to write letters for them and I did. Then I really had the attention of the Party.
Good luck and God Bless!
It’s really amazing. I’ve been to a few of the meetings, and I attended the last RI County barbeque where we heard speeches by local and state GOP candidates.
With the exception of one, the rest were absolutely horrible. I actually felt sorry for a couple of them. It was clear by their selection that the county GOP had no real interest in beating the democrats, and this has been the status quo for as long as I can remember.
I wish there were enough of us here to join up and force these old dust bunnies into unscheduled retirements. They have made the GOP party here into a laughing stock.