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Whoever The GOP Nominee, Obama Must Be Defeated
IBD Editorials ^ | January 19, 2012 | Editorial Staff

Posted on 01/19/2012 5:29:18 PM PST by Kaslin

Election '12: As Mitt Romney's loss in Iowa to Rick Santorum shatters the "historic" mantra, Rick Perry withdraws to endorse the former House speaker. The fat lady has not yet sung.

What a difference 24 hours can make in the political arena. One minute Romney looks to be sailing toward the GOP nomination with a third straight win in South Carolina's primary. Now it may only be one of three.

We may never really know who won the Iowa caucuses, but we do know that Romney's "historic" wins in both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary deserve an asterisk next to them.

His eight-vote election-night win over Rick Santorum in the Hawkeye state has now been certified as a 34-vote loss. Results from eight precincts are missing — any of which could hold an advantage for Romney — and may never be recovered and certified.

Nor was the withdrawal of Perry from the race, coupled with an enthusiastic endorsement of Newt Gingrich, good news for the presumptive front-runner, wary of the "not Romney" vote coalescing into a majority.

Politics ain't beanbag, it's been said, and all the candidates have taken body blows — some fair, some not — from their opponents and a media establishment that, in addition to President Obama's billion-dollar war chest, will be hard for the GOP nominee to overcome.

Perry had his Gardasil and illegal tuition attacks from Michele Bachmann. Gingrich lost his lead when 45% of the ads run in Iowa attacked him on issues such as a consulting gig for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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1 posted on 01/19/2012 5:29:20 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

My take is that we need a President that absolutely opposes political corruption, crony capitalism, and all wars unless they are to defend the USA, and that supports opportunities for all and the USA Constitution.

Find that candidate and I’ll enthusiastically vote and support.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 5:38:48 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: All
But what about the argument that if you're going to have a Democrat in office regardless, it's better to have one that is officially labeled a Democrat?

If we're stuck with Romney, then I'd rather have Obama take credit for all the bad Democrat policies that will be flowing from the Whitehouse. People might eventually learn that Democrats make bad politicians.

Also, there is always the "pray for gridlock" argument: make sure that the president and congress are from different parties because politicians only make things worse, and gridlock keeps the damage down to a minimum.

Basically, no way am I voting for Romney. No way.

3 posted on 01/19/2012 5:39:21 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Kaslin

WRONG!

Electing a RINO does nothing but kick the can down the road!

Sometimes the pimple needs popped!


4 posted on 01/19/2012 5:39:53 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Kaslin
Weakness is exactly what dictators want in the US Presidency.

And, Barack Obama is the weakest President America has ever had.

5 posted on 01/19/2012 5:44:19 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Kaslin
The fix is already in. It started more than there months ago. Any one challenging Obama will be trashed. Pure and simple. Desention against the chosen one will not be tolerated. P*sses me off, but that the way it is.
6 posted on 01/19/2012 5:44:34 PM PST by oyez
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To: apoliticalone

agreed - we need to end Crony Capitalism

make rule of law apply to all (includes Congress & President)

cut $1 Trillion out of Federal Budget (to eliminate deficit)

Increase Defense of our Borders


7 posted on 01/19/2012 5:44:49 PM PST by vooch
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 5:46:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Kaslin

“we do know that Romney’s historic wins in both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary deserve an asterisk next to them.’

NO they don’t. Willard the Lib and Architect of ObamneyCare LOST Iowa. Period.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 5:48:15 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: oyez

Three months ago? I remember when they trashed Reagan, and then Bush 41 and then Dole and then Bush 43 and then McCain.

This is not something new and should have been factored in by anyone running for the office.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 5:50:18 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: apoliticalone

Sometimes pre-emptive wars are necessary. Even though Germany did not declare directly war on us, had we not declared war on Germany in WWII, you would be speaking German, whether you liked it or not.


11 posted on 01/19/2012 5:51:36 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

AMEN!

If we elect our Obama, i.e. Romney, we are WORSE off because there will be no fighting against him. No. I will never ever vote for RINO Romney. I won’t ever vote for Hussein, but don’t try that silly scare tactic to get me to do your bidding oh GOP elite.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 5:52:31 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Kaslin

That's where a record comes in. Not just the record of votes, which is often a meaningless toll of positions taken for political reasons on bills that were always going to pass or were never going to pass, but a record of actions taken that actually mattered.

A record of actions taken that actually mattered.  Newt is the man who fits that description to a "T".

He can identify what is most important to the country, develop a plan to overcome that challenge, articulate the the merits of overcoming the challenge and why the plan will work.

I hadn't been for Gingrich initially and spent plenty of energy excoriating him, these last several years, for any number of sins he committed against the Republican/Conservative ideals.  He seemed a turncoat of sorts, particularly when he babysat Pelosi on the couch.

On reflection, Newt is an attention whore seeking relevancy for his ideas and I guess I take him at his word that he made a few mistakes in his life and he has at least some regret for those decisions.  God knows I am no angel and so I have to reflect on the man's ability to get things done.

Newt gave us the Republican majority, the Contract with America and completed 2/3rds of his agenda while in office.

He now has a new plan for America and with what is likely to become a Congressional Super Majority and a Senate Majority, if not Super Majority, I believe he will absolutely accomplish his agenda.

Say goodbye to ObamaCare the single biggest scam and travesty foisted upon a free people who, by right, ought to have been given the opportunity to read the bill and debate it.  Instead, a win at all cost, cheating agenda was developed and it was signed with most people never laying eyes on at least page 2 of this utopian dreck.

Executive Orders Positions:

The following are all within the executive powers to simply order and with the exception of securing the border within one year, they are all easily accomplished with the stroke of a pen and no way to challenge them in the legislature.

Keystone may be challenged in the courts but I think the Executive can order the EPA to approve, under National Security Priorities and it is a National Security issue, as well, a jobs issue.

As President, Newt, could actually have a very busy 1st week or month just on these initiative alone.

1. Eliminate the thirty-nine White House "Czar" positions created during the current administration. The president does not have the authority to appoint bureaucrats to power who are not accountable to the Congress.

2. "Mexico City Policy" of Respect for Life. Reauthorize President Ronald Reagan’s policy – also known as the "Mexico City Policy"— to stop tax payer dollars from being used to fund or promote abortions in foreign countries.

3. Restore conscience clause protections for Healthcare Workers.No American working in a medical environment should be forced to perform any procedure that he or she finds morally or ethically objectionable based on religious teaching. This protection should include, but not be limited to abortion. Existing conscience clause protections need to be strengthened.

4. Respect Each Sovereign Nation’s Choice of its Capital. Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own Capital. Accordingly, the U.S. State Department should be instructed to respect the choice of each sovereign nation and place the American embassy in their Capital.  (Israel is the only country the United States discriminates against in this regard. The people of Israel have designated Jerusalem as their capital. Yet the United States retains its embassy in Tel Aviv.) 

5. End the Attorney General's Assault on the States. Instruct the Attorney General to withdraw all immigration-related lawsuits against states immediately, including those pending in Arizona and South Carolina. The Obama Administration refuses to enforce federal immigration laws, and instead sues states who are merely trying to enforce the laws that the federal government neglects. The Gingrich Administration will secure the border by Jan. 1, 2014 by any means necessary. 

6. The Keystone Pipeline

Unleash American Energy by Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. Instruct the State Department to approve a Presidential Permit immediately for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will send 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Great Plains and Southwestern states to Gulf Coast refineries lower staggering energy prices, and create up to 120,000 American jobs.

LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

 Now we get into the details of an inclusive agenda that brings the people(you and me), through their representatives, into process.  The TEA Party and conservatives are going to have a majority in both houses.

Let’s elect an Executive who will absolutely fulfill the promise of our ideals.

Executive Summary

  1. Repeal Obamacare and pass a replacement that saves lives and money by empowering patients and doctors, not bureaucrats and politicians.
  2. Return to robust job creation with a bold set of tax cuts and regulatory reforms that will free American entrepreneurs to invest and hire, as well as by reforming the Federal Reserve and creating a training requirement for extended federal unemployment benefits to encourage work and improve the quality of our workforce.
  3. Unleash America’s full energy production potential in oil, natural gas, coal, biofuels, wind, nuclear oil shale and more, creating jobs,  stimulating a sustainable manufacturing boom, lowering gasoline and other energy prices, increasing government revenues, and bolstering national security.
  4. Save Medicare and Social Security by giving Americans more choices and tools to live longer, healthier lives with greater financial independence.
  5. Balance the federal budget by freeing job-creators to grow the economy, reforming entitlements, and implementing waste cutting and productivity improvement systems such as Lean Six Sigma to eliminate waste and fraud. Pass a balanced budget amendment to keep it balanced.
  6. Control the border by January 1, 2014 and establish English as the official language of government; reform the legal visa system, and make it much easier to deport criminals and gang members while making it easier for law abiding visitors to come to the US.
  7. Revitalize our national security system to meet 21st century threats by restructuring and adequately funding our security agencies to function within a grand strategy for victory over those who seek to kill us or limit American power.
  8. Maximize the speed and impact of medical breakthroughs by removing unnecessary obstacles that block new treatments from reaching patients and emphasizing research spending towards urgent national priorities, like brain science with its impact on Alzheimer’s, autism, Parkinson's, mental health and other conditions knowledge of the brain will help solve. 
  9. Restore the proper role of the judicial branch by using the clearly delineated powers available to the president and Congress to correct, limit, or replace judges who violate the Constitution.
  10. Enforce the Tenth Amendment by starting an orderly transfer of power and responsibility from the federal government back “to the states, respectively, or to the people,” as the Constitution requires. Over the next year, state and local officials and citizens will be asked to identify the areas which can be transferred back home.    

Newt gave us the three most important victories of the 90’s Welfare Reform, Balanced Budget and Reduced Taxes.  I hope I don’t need to describe the benefits of those victories.  They ought to be obvious to everyone by now.

Lastly, there have been some reports that Newt shouldn’t get all the credit.  Really?  Then perhaps we marginalize the accomplishments of Washington, Roosevelt, Kennedy and ….wait for it… Reagan.

Do we really want to go down the road with that kind of adolescent sophistry and parsing of what happened?

Newt is the guy who thought of these big things, proposed them and shepherded their implementation?

Newt has once again identified what is important to us now, at this time and described how we can get there with our representative majorities. He has done it before and I declare Newt Gingrich was then and is Now a leader.

We should elect Newt Gingrich to the Presidency of the United States

13 posted on 01/19/2012 5:53:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kaslin

Seven posts as I type this and three of them threatening to stay at home in November if they don’t get the Republican candidate of their choice. What happened to the idea of defeating 0bama with those posters?


14 posted on 01/19/2012 5:54:55 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: oyez

Wanna know how bad it will be? The press is calling Obama the most corruption free administration in history.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 5:57:29 PM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: CainConservative

Well first of all he didn’t win Iowa. Santorium did by 34 points, and if he did, eight points is really not a big deal


16 posted on 01/19/2012 5:58:48 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Seven posts as I type this and three of them threatening to stay at home in November if they don’t get the Republican candidate of their choice. What happened to the idea of defeating 0bama with those posters?


17 posted on 01/19/2012 5:59:28 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Kaslin

Seven posts as I type this and three of them threatening to stay at home in November if they don’t get the Republican candidate of their choice. What happened to the idea of defeating 0bama with those posters?


18 posted on 01/19/2012 5:59:55 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Kaslin

Seven posts as I type this and three of them threatening to stay at home in November if they don’t get the Republican candidate of their choice. What happened to the idea of defeating 0bama with those posters?


19 posted on 01/19/2012 5:59:55 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Kaslin

Seven posts as I type this and three of them threatening to stay at home in November if they don’t get the Republican candidate of their choice. What happened to the idea of defeating 0bama with those posters?


20 posted on 01/19/2012 6:00:03 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Kaslin
People MUST realize that the media is working 24/7 to protect and promote Obama with every network TV channel and every print propaganda page. They have played the Gingrich story non stop but will the play the details of the FBI investigation report about his wife?

I think we all know the answer. So who will alter the conversation and how will it be done?

The answer is; it isn't going to happen by preaching to the choir on sites like FR. Whiel we all share info here, our one liners don't mean much in the scheme of things. We need to batter our local papers with letters to the editor raising these issues. We need to be relentless. We need to reach the people who watch the propagandists like Brian Ross and never look into things for themselves.

The media hates you and everything you believe in!

21 posted on 01/19/2012 6:00:21 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Kaslin

This election is critical to the survival of our country. The republican nominee MUST defeat Obama. I know many don’t agree, but Newt/Mitt/Rick are ALL MUCH better than Obama.


22 posted on 01/19/2012 6:03:15 PM PST by gswilder
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To: Personal Responsibility

Hell no, it not new. Its that the effort is just so much greater than in the past.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 6:04:14 PM PST by oyez
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To: Personal Responsibility

Hell no, it not new. Its that the effort is just so much greater than in the past.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 6:04:35 PM PST by oyez
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To: Personal Responsibility

Hell no, it not new. Its that the effort is just so much greater than in the past.


25 posted on 01/19/2012 6:05:33 PM PST by oyez
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To: richardtavor

On that we will need to agree to disagree. We the people need a strong defense but for the USA only, not for the world.

Premptive wars are aka crony capitalism, where the rules can be bent not for America, but for those who benefit. It is about those that have who get more because taxpayers are forced to subsidize them. Wrong...you make a bet on a business and if you fail, you take the loss not taxpayers. Capitalism is about risk/reward and not subsidies from taxpayers

Other countries that wish to utilize our Dept of Defense should be subsidizing us, and not vice versa. We’re broke, remember.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:27 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: griswold3
Obama is sinless. Everything he does is perfection. Republicans are like Rush said today, damned if they do and damned if they don't.
27 posted on 01/19/2012 6:11:14 PM PST by oyez
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To: richardtavor
Even though Germany did not declare directly war on us...

From Diplomatic History of WW II

The U.S. declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941.

On December 11, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S.A.

Later that same day, the U.S.A. declared war on Germany and Italy.

There is some question whether there would have been sufficient political support to declare war on Germany and Italy had they not declared war on us.

28 posted on 01/19/2012 6:11:47 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: apoliticalone
My take is that we need a President that absolutely opposes...all wars unless they are to defend the USA

I take it, then, that you support the War on Terror -- since it was launched in direct response to a deadly attack on the USA.

29 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:48 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Kaslin
"Santorium did by 34 points, and if he did, eight points is really not a big deal"

Isn't that the number of votes, not the percentage points?

30 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:58 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Post Toasties
"Seven posts as I type this and three of them threatening to stay at home in November if they don’t get the Republican candidate of their choice"

I live in a solid blue state. It will in no way, shape, or form go Republican no matter who the candidate is.

That is why I am making a strategic vote this year and voting for the Green Party.

If you are a Republican or conservative living in a solid blue state, and you DON'T vote for the Green Party then you are not thinking long term.

If the Green Party receives over 5% of the popular vote then they will get public funding in the next cycle and official recognition. They would be able to seriously petition to be included in debates, etc. They would force the Democrats to move openly left in order to court the Green vote.

This is bad for Democrats, and good for Republicans.

So even if my first choice was the Republican candidate, I'm still voting Green Party.

Any other choice is just being naive or stupid or both.

31 posted on 01/19/2012 6:43:17 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Interesting strategy, might have promise


32 posted on 01/19/2012 6:47:05 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (If you like the employees at the DMV, post office, SS office... you'll love government health care)
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To: Kaslin
Whoever The GOP Nominee, Obama Must Be Defeated

Unless the GOP nominee is Romney. Romney would be worse than the kenyan. The Republican Congress might oppose aspects of the kenyans' socialism but woudl pass wholeheartedly the same socialism as proposed by Romney just because romney is a "Republican." Such an administration would lose that Republican Congress heavily to the Democrats in 2014 and would lose the presidency to a truly hard core Communist Democrat in 2016 and then the Amnesty that Romney would obtain with fast track citizenship for illegals would guarantee that after 2016 it would be a One Party Democrat Communist State and it would be a permanent condition. Is a Republican Socialist with a clear channel and a fair wind better than a Democrat Socialist hemmed in by reefs on a windward course?

33 posted on 01/19/2012 6:49:30 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "EconomiIt is not impossibllcs In One Lesson.")
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To: prisoner6
Electing a RINO does nothing but kick the can down the road! Actually it gets us to the cliff at the end of that road sooner.
34 posted on 01/19/2012 6:51:07 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "EconomiIt is not impossibllcs In One Lesson.")
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To: Post Toasties

I will vote for any Republican except Romney, even the Ronpaul. Romney should be the kenyan’s VP.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 6:55:36 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "EconomiIt is not impossibllcs In One Lesson.")
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To: Vendome

Thanks for posting this.

I was leaning Newt the last few days and as of Perry’s decision to
suspend his run, I am a Newt supporter as of today!
Sending money asap, amap.


36 posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:51 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: Kaslin
I will for for whomever the nominee is.

Romney may suck, but Obama is the suckiest, suck suck of a President. ever. And he's dangerous. I'd vote for Hillary over Obama, and at one time my hatred of the Clintons was like no other. A Barack Obama set free for a second term with no fear of having to campaign would be hell on Earth. Lots of Executive orders, perhaps some new SC justices -- no way. Kagan and Sotomayer are moderates to what he'd throw on us if, God forbid, if something happened to one of the Conservatives. And there's no guarantee what Congress will look like to stop any nominations.

37 posted on 01/19/2012 7:22:39 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: TribalPrincess2U

He will become a new element on the periodic table:

Yay! Newtonium Baby!

Got Newt? Use it!


38 posted on 01/19/2012 7:24:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kaslin

If Romney is the nominee, they’ll have to do it without my help.

No Romney ever!


39 posted on 01/19/2012 7:55:21 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: okie01

“I take it, then, that you support the War on Terror — since it was launched in direct response to a deadly attack on the USA.”

The WOT was launched because we failed to defend the USA on 9-11. The 11 year (now going on in-perpetuity) “War on Terror” has turned into a war against the rights and liberties of Americans. Instead of finding solutions we Americans are losing our treasury while others benefit. Now that we are broke we need a dialogue on what we can do to change it, instead of continuing to blindly wage it.


40 posted on 01/19/2012 8:04:10 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Vendome

Yeah, let’s Neuter The basta***.


41 posted on 01/19/2012 8:10:56 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: apoliticalone
OK. Wondered where you were coming from. Now I know.

The WOT was launched because we failed to defend the USA on 9-11.

Curious. How exactly did we "fail to defend" the USA on 9/11?

42 posted on 01/19/2012 8:18:39 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Kaslin
that mission is to select the best candidate to defeat Obama, rally around him and target the disastrous and failed incumbent. With that, we heartily agree. Enough with the circular firing squad.

I agree. The target is Obama. I'm ABO. Gingrich, Romney, Santorum--each one has strengths, each one has weaknesses. Any of them would be vastly superior to Obama.

(Paul is the only one I could not bring myself to vote for, because of his dangerous foreign policy views. Fortunately, he has no chance of being the nominee.)

43 posted on 01/19/2012 8:21:04 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Constitutional and social conservative Republican who wants to win)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Bad Girl!


44 posted on 01/19/2012 8:42:08 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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45 posted on 01/19/2012 9:00:22 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Kaslin; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; Sun; Lauren BaRecall; bamahead; ...

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46 posted on 01/19/2012 9:10:55 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: MacMattico

“Romney may suck, but Obama is the suckiest, suck suck of a President. ever. And he’s dangerous.”

Very well-put. I hope it’s not Romney, but we’ll survive him I don’t know if we can survive another four years of Obama.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 9:14:07 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Romney is my absolute last choice of the 4 left (close tie with Paul), but why do you say there is no fighting Romney if he wins? If he gets in there I intend to do whatever I can to hold his feet to the fire and make him tow the Conservative line if he wants reelection or any support whatsoever. I can't do that with Obama— he doesn't care and has his own socialist agenda and listens to no one. What if we get Obama and a Democratic Senate and House? Antonin Scalia God forbid passes away. What do we end up with Bill Ayers, SC justice??!! Think of every piece of crap thing Obama has ever spouted out of his pie hole and watch it become law.

Reverend Wright, Bernadine Dorn, Louis Farrakan, that radical Muslim guy from Chicago that he supported, Van Jones, George Soros, etc will all be in your face, publicly, because Obama has nothing to lose, no reelection, everything will be crammed down our throats and we'll watch
as the country crumbles.

48 posted on 01/19/2012 9:40:42 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
If we're stuck with Romney, then I'd rather have Obama take credit for all the bad Democrat policies that will be flowing from the Whitehouse. People might eventually learn that Democrats make bad politicians.
...
Basically, no way am I voting for Romney. No way.

I've heard that same strategy time and time again for years, and I think it's foolish. I have no desire to live under a scorched earth just to point fingers at Democrats and say, "See? We told you this would happen."

So I will vote for whomever the Republican candidate is: Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, ...

49 posted on 01/19/2012 9:57:19 PM PST by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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I agree 100%.

It's been predicted that the next president will probably appoint two Supreme Court Justices. The idea that Obama being the one to do that sends shivers down my spine.

Romney may not be the perfect candidate, but we cannot allow perfection to be the enemy of the good. And from where I sit, compared to Obama, he's good enough.

50 posted on 01/19/2012 10:05:17 PM PST by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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