Skip to comments.Candidates That Need Your Support in 2010
Posted on 08/14/2009 11:14:01 PM PDT by dangus
He opposes off-shore drilling. He hosted a global warming summit. He vigorously supported President Obama's trillion-dollar giveaway to special interests. As America grows more skeptical of Obama's, he seems like the perfect politician for the conservative base to rally against, in many ways. Except he's a Republican. He's Charlie Crist, and he is the Republican Party establishment to become senator of Florida in 2010.
Even stranger, there is an infinitely more appealing, true conservative running for the Senate, named Marco Rubio. He trails in statewide polls, but this is largely a product of the fact that 60% of Floridians have never heard of him. But not because he has a weak resume: he's the former speaker of the Florida House of Representative. He's young, but experienced, eloquent, intelligent, handsome and politically talented. But he's not a part of the Rockefeller-Nixon-Dole-Bush-McCain party system.
That's OK. That party system hated Ronald Reagan, and pulled out all the stops to defeat Reagan in 1976. (Few people seem to remember that Reagan lost the nomination only at a brokered convention.) Rubio can do it again. But Rubio isn't the only candidate taking on the establishment.
In Connecticut, Rep. Rob Simmons thought he could appease the state's Democratic-leaning electorate by voting as left-wing as any would-be challengers. He was wrong. Now, he wants to be the state's junior senator. He has a massive lead over Chris Dodd, the scandal-tarred, bank-hustling, sex fiend currently in office. Of course, a jai-alai raquette could also beat Dodd. So why replace him with someone who would vote the same exact way?
Peter Schiff, a financial advisor and President of Euro Pacific Capital is likely running. He predicted the financial collapse, and was Ron Paul's principle economist.
In Delaware, Representative Mike Castle is the Republican standard-bearer, even though he has a voting record that a lot of northeastern liberals would try to spin to the right. He leads Beau Biden by more than twenty points. But again... he votes like Biden. He earned a 20 percent rating from the American Conservative Union.
If Crist, Castle, and Simmons will vote like democrats, why bother opposing the Democrats in the first place? The GOP establishment covets control of committees, and many conservatives believe that means that conservatives will have a chance to work conservative values into legislative drafts. Nonsense. It only means that the party bosses will oppose conservative amendments that might threaten their insertions of pork and patronage. But at least conservatives will be shelling out the pork, right? Like the 2000 crop of Arlen Specter, Sue Collins, James Jeffords, George Voinovich, etc?
No, the only real change a Senate with Castle, Crist and Simmons will bring is the ability of socialists to claim their radical agenda is "bipartisan." Like the Kennedy-McCain bill, the McCain-Feingold bill, and so forth. Truly, the socialist agenda is safer in the hands of this trio than it is in the hands of the socialists they'd replace.
Of course, we'll get the brainless drones telling us that these Marxist wanna-bes are more electable than a conservative. Like George Bush, who "abandoned free-market principals to save the free market," earning the adulation of none other than Hugo Chavez? Yeah, how'd that work? But since such "committed Republicans" will gladly sabotage a conservative, calling the positions of the majorities of voters, "extremist," we must let the powers that be that we will never support a Republican socialist. Ever.
Read here how pragmatic Republicans caused the current economic collapse by creating "compromises" with liberals: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2196761/posts
And no, just because Peter Schiff was a supporter of Rpn Paul, that doesn’t mean that I am.
What about Rand Paul?
Neither Peter Schiff or Rand Paul are conspiracy theorists. I’ve seen Peter Schiff reject them when Ron Paul supporters came asking him about certain conspiracy theories
What I like to know who’ are the GOP leadership thats backing the RINOs?!?! Name names and why is this person in position of power. How do we get rid of this person
I never said anything about conspiracy theories. I am wondering why the Article didn’t mention Rand Paul, who I think is far better than anyone this article mentioned.
Whats the Prob with RP. Kinda seems to me, he is a free mans wish list. No hootin or shootin or lovin or adien, just a good man with a good dream. If you want to shit on him for making it a target, fine.
You think it can’t possibly work that way, well of course it can’t. This little twerp sets the bar some where near where it is constitunaly pegged.
He continues to be elected by an unrealistic gang of Texicans, does the Alamo live ? God bless.
EVERY incumbent Senator & Congress Critter should be Voted AGAINST, in his/her next Primary.
We need to spook ALL of Them!
IF you have ONLY incumbent Dems, SWITCH Parties B4 your next Primary!!!
The same can be said about Mark Kirk in IL (so I am told)..
And don’t forget McCain is running scared against a far superiour (former leader of the Minutemen) Chris Simcox in AZ,
I would also like to add that Ron Paul’s son: Rand Paul has a campaign for Senate in KY (and though I dont know much about the other guy, he seems to be the usual establishment type).
Witness Alex Sink, who just rushed to the aid of 1000 Marion County Florida workers in the mortgage industry. The company just closed after having its Federal Government authorization to originate HUD loans revoked. The State of Florida, followed through with additional decertification. So the aid is making sure the victims of the job carnage get unemployment checks, and that the children qualify for government health insurance.
Why couldn't the effort be made to keep the company in business, given that the decertification that caused the company to fold are entirely within the jurisdiction of the Federal and State governments?
On another front, the state, desperate for new revenue, now charges for fishing licenses, which in the past were mostly free. To date 7,500 people have obtained the new licenses. At $7.50 each this has brought in $60,000. The imposition of this tax was pretty much required by federal regulations.
Now while this collection may result in the hire of one or two conservation field agents, I seriously doubt that this pittance collected will improve the quality of fishing in the state, but it will decrease the number of fishermen, and the enjoyment of life for tens of thousands of people at the bottom of the economic scale.
BS, conservatives do not support amnesty, you have Rino on Rino running, so stick to the truth.
Careful the way you throw around, “BS.” Marco *may* be soft on immigration, but he is not the pro-amnesty zealot that W and Martinez were. The argument that he is soft on immigration comes from the lack of movement in Assembly committees certain state-enforcement issues, such as 287g, when he was Speaker. I don’t know the culture of the Assembly to know if such a lack of movement indicates personal opposition, but that’s a far cry from being a propenent of amnesty; he has stated, for instance, that he would have opposed Martinez-Graham-McCain-Kennedy “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”
Tancredo? No, but neither is he a McCain. My personal read is that he falls into the category of people who refuse to rule out any amnesty, because they believe the only alternative is mass deportations which they don’t like. Many such politicians, such as Mike Huckabee, for one, can often be sold on the notion of “self-deportation,” or “attrition.” Try pressing him on the SAVE Act.
So if Rubio is weak on this issue, you’re going to drag down his support and allow Crist to win by default? Or do you have someone better to support? Because I gotta tell you, from your contribution to this thread, you should earn a nice paycheck from the Crist campaign, or maybe even George Soros.
The article makes a lot of sense....however, Marco Rubio is pro-illegal alien/open borders....and that is the real reason why he has not got more support and polling. Conservatives in the know in FL are aware that Rubio is not really that conservative
Rubio, while Speaker of the Florida House, killed the E-Verify bill....which would have passed had it went to a full vote.
Yes Rubio is pro-illegal alien. We can debate whether Rubio is a conservative or not...but it is not debateable that Rubio is pro-illegal alien. E-Verify is one of the few anti-illegal alien measures that actually gets support from those who tend to support illegal aliens....they know E-Verify works, and the courts will uphold the law when challenged.
Rubio killed E-Verify in Florida. That is a fact, and that is why he will not get support from many conservatives. If the Florida GOP is smart, they would find another candidate that is anti-illegal to challenge Crist.
All Crist has to say is that he has now “Seen the light” on the illegal alien issue...and use the E-Verify killing against Rubio.
Funny thing is that when I researched that assertion, I found... you. E-Verify never made it out of committee; therefore, it wasn’t the ordinary prerogative of the Speaker to schedule a vote. Perhaps he might have done more to twist a chairman’s arm. But it seems awfully strange that you’re focusing on attacking Rubio for being possibly weak on one issue, while allowing Crist to skate. Like I said... unless you have someone better to support. Unless you do, you’re simply fighting the liberal’s battles for them.
>> Rubio killed E-Verify in Florida. That is a fact, and that is why he will not get support from many conservatives. <<
For the record, that’s not a fact, that’s an inference. You infer it could have passed, had Rubio done more to support it. Either than, or you don’t understand what a chairman is.