Skip to comments.The day the tea party embraces Mitt Romney is the day the tea party accepts defeat
Posted on 12/17/2011 12:08:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson
First there was the Reagan Revolution, then Newt's Republican Revolution, and now the Tea Party Revolution.
In each successive revolution, the lovers of liberty threw off a bit more of the yoke of the oppressive ruling class to reestablish some vital part of our God given liberty and freedom.
Pro-life, small government, big defense Ronald Reagan set and accomplished the goal of bringing down the socialist Soviet Union as a threat to the world and reestablished free America as the dominate superpower. He rescued America from the hapless Jimmy Carter who had dragged the nation down into to the depths of despair. Reagan taught us that our best years were indeed yet to come. He reinvigorated our economy by reducing government regulations and taxes and created a free market environment ripe for capitalism to flourish. A lover of life and freedom, he fought off the socialists and merchants of doom and death at every turn and sparked the beginning of the decades long Reagan Economy. He was a champion of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and he delivered us from evil.
Pro-life, small government, big defense Reaganite, Newt Gingrich, set and accomplished the major goal of wresting the congressional majority away from the socialist Democrats who had held it for forty years. His conservative Republican Revolution cut the taxes, cut the spending, cut the deficit, cut unemployment, blocked President Clinton's progressive agenda, blocked HillaryCare, reformed welfare, defended life, and balanced the budget four years running, ensuring that the Reagan Economy flourished and stretched throughout his term and beyond.
Mitt Romney set goals of protecting and sustaining abortion as safe and legal in America. He sought to be more radical than Ted Kennedy in respects to "gay rights." He swore to defend Massachusetts' strict gun-control laws that "kept us safe" and promised not to chip away at them. He set and accomplished the goal of bringing big government healthcare solutions to his state and mandating that all formerly free citizens must purchase a government approved product or suffer a tax penalty. He loves mandates against the people.
He stated that he was an independent during Reagan-Bush and he was not returning to Reagan-Bush. And he didn't. Instead, he delivered taxpayer funded abortion, gay marriage, gun-control, socialized healthcare, busted budgets, ruined economy, liberal activist judges and a destroyed Republican label.
Romney was and is demonstrably per record an anti-Reagan, pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-gay agenda, pro-gun-control, anti-liberty, pro-socialist healthcare, mandate-loving, liberal judge appointing, budget busting progressive.
He is without a doubt the exact opposite of Reagan, Gingrich, the Reagan Revolution, the Republican Revolution and the Tea Party Revolution.
If the Tea Party now embraces Romney, it will have accepted defeat and surrendered to the ruling class.
There is a reason why the elite establishment GOPers are pushing the anti-Reagan Romney and rejecting the pro-life, Reaganite Newt Gingrich. And I guarantee you, it's not in the best interest of the Tea Party or the Liberty we seek.
Not on my watch!! No Romney, no way!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
Agree Romney is not conservative. Newt Gingich did all those things in 1994 against a back drop of an openly corrupt democrat controlled congress. House banking and post office shenanigans along with Bill Clinton's first acts of Gays in the military and the Ram It Down Our Throats Hillary Care set the stage for the 94 Gingrich revolution.
In the retroscope, Gingrich only stopped the democrat wasteful spending and when Bush took command, the deficit spending resumed, but for allegedly republican backed initiatives. Government grew under Bush at no fault to Gingrich.
Newt was only a speed bump in the road to serfdom for the American People.
I am still uncomfortable with Newt because of his non-lobbying millions from the trough which is the MO for our government to pay its favored sons and daughters.
To me, Freddy and Fanny are just a clearing house to launder tax money and both sides of the isle have taken their turns. Both Franklin Raines and Newt Gingrich, have been in on this funny business. It would not surprise me to see Chelsea Clinton feeding at this FnF trough soon. This is the house banking scandal on steroids!
I agree Mitt Romney is lacking what it will take. He is the establishment's candidate. If he is elected he can claim to be the first female president in much the same way Clinton was declared the nations first black president.
I am not sure Newt is pure as a conservative. But this having been said, he is a whale of a lot better than the goof at the helm now!
>> It is a wonder how all comes clear when one pays heed not to hearsay and innuendo but to the factual record of what these men actually did
Indeed, the record matters, and Newt has on record what it takes.
“Sitting it out and giving Obama a 2nd term is utterly absurd.”
Ah, but you presume that not sitting it out will give RINOmney a win. And if you win with WIllard, what do you win??
I’d rather have an enemy in office whose true intent is known and I can oppose,
than have a “friend” who is a veiled enemy and can’t be trusted.
Either way, you will get socialism.
I will vote for any conservative on any ticket. I won’t vote for socialists, marxists, cultists, RINOs or communists.
I cannot stand him. The hair on the back of my neck stands up when he is on TV.
I hate to say it but -
Appears Ann Coulter’s opinion goes to the highest bidder these days.
I’m not in the mood to surrender!
This sounds like an endorsement for Newt. If so, would you be willing to pin it to the top of the FR website.
Your opinion and that of FR still really means something in the conservative community. I think it important to show that sites like National Review and folks like George Will don’t speak for conservatives.
If this is an endorsement, would you be willing to make your opinion a little more public?
yes...where are all those “abused” women now that Herman is no longer in the running? If they were so heartbroken and devastated, why did they drop everything the instant Herman left the race?
All my posts until after Florida must be prefaced with: “If this race boils down to Newt vs Romney, then I’m all in for Newt!”
Just get tired of typing it in.
Any official endorsement from me can wait another month.
Not that it matters.
Maybe they are laying low...
“Herman Cain may sue accusers”
“...Advice: Vote for Romney...”
Thanks, but no thanks.
Well, I am not “big into suing people”, but in this case, I would not blame him one bit if he did.
That’s completely wrong-headed. As long as conservatives acquiesce to voting for RINOs out of lesser-evilism, RINOs will take us for granted, thinking, “They have nowhere else to go.” We have already found that when we give our loyalty to RINOs, they give us little or none in return. Rather, they ignore us and cater to liberals and moderates in hopes of winning their support.
If this race boils down to Newt vs Romney, then Im all in for Newt!
That is exactly where I am too. I had high hopes for Palin and then found Bachmann and Cain to be interesting possibilities and even thought Perry would be acceptable but all three of those campaigns had lots of disappointments and serious flaws.
Going into the South Carolina primary I have a feeling we’ll be moving to the beat of the former Georgia Congressman.
Tea party patriots will never embrace Romney or his Obama-light message and policies.
I consider myself a Team Party patriot and if Mitt Romney is the nominee, I will not vote for him. I will write in an acceptable candidates name instead.
I know this very well could mean throwing the election to 0bama. But I don’t see much of a difference bewteen the two. I think this country will conclude it’s collapse under either ones leadership. Romney will not repeal Obamacare, will not reign in spending, will continue the growth of government and will do nothing to preserve the sanctity of our liberty. Under an Obama second term or a Romney first term, I believe this nation will collapse. So if the country is going to collapse, let it be under a Democrat.
Say what you want about Newt. We know he is badly flawed in some areas. Newt is not my first pick, my second, or even my third. But Newt did play a significant part in reducing government, balancing a budget and forcing a liberal President to move to the right. This is what we need and at this stage.
We need to rally behind Newt and ensure is nominated over Romney (or Perry and Paul). He has the smarts to destroy Obama in a debate. He has the guts to take a hard hitting campaign to Obama and call him out for what he is, an Alinsky styled radical. Romney will only Alinsky’ed as McCain-Palin was in 2008. Newt knows what he is going up against and he CAN beat Obama.
“...who sleeps in the White House isnt as important as taking the House and Senate”
Yes. But accomplishing that would require taking local action and involvement with your neighbors and the party. Much harder than watching Fox and posting on FR!
I’ll get the old rat tail out and sharpen the tines.
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