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Ten Things You Should Do If You’re An “Anybody But Mitt” Republican, And One You Should Not
Hot Air ^ | February 1, 2012 | Mitch Berg

Posted on 02/01/2012 6:55:12 AM PST by C19fan

Let’s say, hypothetically, for just a moment here, that some of the pundits are right – that Romney’s landslide victory in Florida means he really might be inevitable.

I’ve heard more than a few of you Newt and Paul supporters out there; “If Romney wins, I’m staying home on election day”.

While I’m not especially passionate about Romney just yet, I’ll reiterate what an awful idea this is. Don’t go there, people.

I’ve got ten suggestions for much more-productive responses.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


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Establishment to conservatives: You will take this medicine and like it. The more I read these types of articles the more I am inclined to vote 3rd party in November.
1 posted on 02/01/2012 6:55:29 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan
46 more States to go. Willard is not inevitable.

It could be that we may be headed towards a brokered convention.

2 posted on 02/01/2012 6:57:58 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: C19fan
A V-t=shirt for you


3 posted on 02/01/2012 6:58:18 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, Rick and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: C19fan

I would rather have the devil I know for 4 years than the devil who is not a conservative for 8 years.


4 posted on 02/01/2012 6:58:18 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: C19fan

Newt Gingrich – Rhetoric vs Reality

In his own words, is Newt a Conservative or a Progressive?


5 posted on 02/01/2012 6:58:29 AM PST by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: C19fan

I cannot vote for Romney.
I would rather have Obama.
It sounds weird.

BUT, both will continue to destroy America. We have a better chance, albeit a small one, for victories against Obama than Romney. Of course,Boehner and Mcconnell need to go for us to have a better chance.


6 posted on 02/01/2012 6:59:49 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: C19fan

I’ll probably vote for myself as president.

W/Romney as candidate, I’m only interested in senate races.

2010 tea party landslide in house, where most seats up for grab.

Only a third of senate seats were up for grabs then.

2012 can finsh the job for the senate.

Presidency lost. Look elsewhere.

Romney as governor - raised taxes and only cut spending by cutting payments to localities.

My prediction w/Romney as president:

Higher taxes and reduced payments to states.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 6:59:49 AM PST by fruser1
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To: C19fan

Describing a 46% win as a landslide is BS - stopped reading right there.


8 posted on 02/01/2012 7:01:43 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: C19fan

I fell into the 3’rd party trap in 92 and 96 and will never do so again until we have runoff elections for all public offices including president. Ideally, nobody should ever have to fear to vote his first choice, at least on a first ballot, and nobody should ever hold any public office with less than 50% of the vote. But we don’t live in an ideal world yet.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 7:01:50 AM PST by varmintman
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To: C19fan

vote for John Galt


10 posted on 02/01/2012 7:01:56 AM PST by tentmaker (vote for John Galt)
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To: C19fan

There is not a dimes worth of difference between Romney and BHO.
If Romney is the nominee, I will not vote for president, other offices absolutely, just not president.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 7:02:36 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen You up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: C19fan

5.Remember The Alternative - You think four more years of Obama would be better than four to eight of Romney?


Well both are lilberal sacks of crap.....but with Obama you KNOW that it’s only 4 more years.

Decisions, decisions.


12 posted on 02/01/2012 7:03:11 AM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: C19fan
The choice on the part of the vested interests to employ the methods of brute force, specifically "negative campaigning," (a method designed to reduce overall voter participation) makes a request that voters participate something of a unique point of view.
13 posted on 02/01/2012 7:03:39 AM PST by Prospero
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To: fruser1
2012 can finsh the job for the senate.

Presidency lost. Look elsewhere.

I agree with this sentiment completely. Though I doubt the rock-skulled Republican establishment will EVER figure it out, it would be better to have the Republicans in control of both houses and NOT elect an Obama-lite RINO as president. Of course, in order for this to be of any use, the Republicans in Congress would have to have some actual guts and brains, not to mention principles. And as we know all too well by now, the vast majority of them don't.

It's really a no-win situation for conservatives.

14 posted on 02/01/2012 7:04:31 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Boardwalk

Are you going to wear a veil to cover your noseless face?


15 posted on 02/01/2012 7:05:09 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: C19fan

I will vote, but not for Romney. Conservatism will be set back by a Romney win more than by an Obama win.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 7:05:59 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: C19fan

10.Checks, Balances. So what if the GOP had no candidate at all, and we were looking at a victory for Obama by default today? What would you be doing now, all you good conservatives? Working to make sure the conservatives hold the House and take the Senate? OK – so let’s say Romney really is as bad as you all want us to believe he is. And let’s say he’s inevitable. Your choices then are “stay home” or “do what you’d do if Obama was going to win – try to negate his power and influence by taking control of Congress”. Why, precisely, should you not then be working to flip the Senate and extend our lead in the House/ Because the opportunity is there, folks, to not just flip Congress completely against either Obama or a hypothetical “moderate” Romney, but flip it to a version of the GOP that, so far, has been pretty Beltway-proof, and fairly dedicated to the mission for which they were sent to GOP by the Tea Party and a newly-resurgent conservative movement in the first place; togovern like conservatives. Keeping them that way is our job. Provided we don’t “stay home” and “teach everyone a lesson”. Because the only “lesson” you “teach” by staying home is that you’re unreliable and marginal. Don’t be that.

#10 is the only good piece of advice the rest are just Romney sh*t.


17 posted on 02/01/2012 7:06:42 AM PST by JSDude1 (NEWT 2012!)
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To: C19fan

Good article. I know how disappointed many of us are (I was solidly in the Rick Perry camp and am still ticked off), but I don’t understand how anyone who calls himself a Republican and/or a Conservative could possible “sit this one out” and let Obama have another four years. Honest to goodness — I would vote for Charles Manson over the joke we have in the White House right now. We’re tearing ourselves apart here, and the Liberals are just standing back, enjoying it all. If Newt wins, I’ll vote for him; if Mitt wins, I’ll vote for him — heck, if Ron Paul wins, I’ll vote for him. But let’s stop demonizing our candidates and start emphasizing positive reasons to vote for our favorites. And maybe they’ll start doing the same.


18 posted on 02/01/2012 7:07:26 AM PST by Rightwingacademic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It does remind me of when your team loses you always route for the team you always hated to beat the team that beat your team.


19 posted on 02/01/2012 7:07:26 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I will not vote for Romney, because YES he is more dangerous than Obama long term. Trust me, he will do things to the left that Obama could never accomplish. I will vote third party or not at all.


20 posted on 02/01/2012 7:07:34 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: C19fan

Romney will not win no matter what we do. Obama can’t win on his record but he would demolish Romney with a negative campaign.
The only question is whether Romney will lose like Dukakis or like Mondale. Whether he’ll lose by a substantial margin or by a colossal margin.
That’s up to us.
I’m for Romney losing by a colossal margin. A total implosion of the GOP might result. Maybe then the TEA Party wing of the party will become the brain of the party.


21 posted on 02/01/2012 7:08:09 AM PST by Lady Lucky (I like to fire people. I donÂ’t care about the poor.)
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To: C19fan

Forget that, I AM gonna go there.

If Mitt is the nominee, it’s either third party or stay home for me. And I can guarantee you a lot of other folks are thinking this way, too, since even a year ago, the idea of NOT voting for the GOPer against Obama was completely abhorrent to me. If I’ve gotten to this point, I know there are a lot of others there with me - a lot more than who sat out on McCain in 2008.


22 posted on 02/01/2012 7:09:42 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Grunthor

“You think four more years of Obama would be better than four to eight of Romney?”

It quite possibly could be.

Boehner will fight Obama, he will not fight Romney.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 7:10:05 AM PST by fruser1
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To: Grunthor

I would rather have 4 more years of Zero then get a real conservative, perhaps Jindhal or one of the other rising stars in the GOP, in the White House then be stuck with Willard for 8 years or if he is in there for only 4 then we will have a Democrat back in White House and most likely Willard destroy the GOP brand insuring Nancy Pelosi and Reid are back running the Congress.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 7:10:34 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I’m with you! I am tired of these RINO “collaborators” telling me what I have to do!! I can no longer stomach these idiots. These are the same f—g brain surgeons who said I HAVE to vote for Ford, I HAVE to vote for Dole, I HAVE to vote for McCain . . .where does it get us?? Don’t these a—wipes ever get tired of being wrong and losing?!?!

As I’ve posted before, I won’t be critical of anyone who decides they still need to play the game, but as for me I’m done. For the first time in my adult life I will likely not vote at all. No RINO congressman, senator or even dog-catcher . . .Have also had it with the “our” conservative media who have basically been a cheering section for the GOP-E. No more Fox, talk radio, NRO, etc. ‘F’ them all!!! (Except of course for this “last stand” site)

I’m sure they will manage to get 5 moderate or liberal listeners for each one us conservatives that checks out. After all, that’s clearly their math formula for “winning” in November.

Regardless the outcome, may God have mercy on us all. . .


25 posted on 02/01/2012 7:12:44 AM PST by juan_galt (De oppresso liber - Quien es Juan Galt?)
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To: RummyChick
I cannot vote for Romney. I would rather have Obama. It sounds weird.

I have a slightly different twist to your position. My position is, if Romney is forced upon us as the GOP candidate to go up against Obama, then America deserves 4 more years of Obama-hell. You are correct when you say that both candidates will continue to destroy America, so I say let's accelerate the process rather than dragging it out like death by a thousand cuts. Let Obama utterly destroy the economy and cause us to go belly up. That way when it happens it will be seared into the retarded brains of the citizenry that it was the socialist democrats that were in charge and caused the demise of this once great nation. Then, and only then perhaps we can pick up the shattered pieces and rebuild America back to what it use to represent in freedom, liberty, and small government.

26 posted on 02/01/2012 7:13:02 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: C19fan

ROMNEY WILL NOT GET MY VOTE IN NOVEMBER!!!! TAKE THAT TO THE BANK!!!


27 posted on 02/01/2012 7:13:20 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: C19fan
What? 4 States have voted and the MSM is ready to call it?

Geeeezzz

28 posted on 02/01/2012 7:13:48 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: C19fan

Not voting for Mitt.

The EGOP spent over 10 million literally making stuff up about Newt, and they think that all just goes away?

They run harder against us than they did Obama.


29 posted on 02/01/2012 7:14:55 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: C19fan

Planning on running against Obama? Romney better lawyer up good.
Prepare for constant screaming headlines about Bain, about Mormons, about the five Romney sons and everything they ever did, plus a lot of stuff they never did.
Trailer park real estate is going to get an uptick from this, with all the $20 bills flying around.
Meanwhile, Romney is writing the ads; see my tagline.


30 posted on 02/01/2012 7:15:05 AM PST by Lady Lucky (I like to fire people. I donÂ’t care about the poor.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

“”ROMNEY WILL NOT GET MY VOTE IN NOVEMBER!!!! TAKE THAT TO THE BANK!!!”””

Absolutely right. I will NEVER vote for a liberal from massatwozits.


31 posted on 02/01/2012 7:16:52 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: C19fan

Mitch Berg is usually better than this.


32 posted on 02/01/2012 7:16:52 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: C19fan

I’m not losing hope. However, as an ex-mormon I will do whatever I can to prevent America being bought and paid for by a shadow government in Salt Lake City. I guess you can just call me a mormophobe.


33 posted on 02/01/2012 7:17:44 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: C19fan
The author and a hundred al qaeda terrorists cannot make me vote for romney and I will say here and now... “**** you” to anyone that tries to force me to.

LLS

34 posted on 02/01/2012 7:17:47 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: sodpoodle
Describing a 46% win as a landslide is BS - stopped reading right there.

Good point.

Wonder if the same Mitch Berg referred to Newt's similar victory margin in South Carolina as a "landslide"? Me thinks not.

35 posted on 02/01/2012 7:17:50 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Boardwalk

Then don’t complain when our government falls apart. At least with Romney, it won’t fall apart in four years. With 0Bama, I’m not sure it will last four months.

I will crawl across glass to vote againt 0Bama. By the way . . .I plan to vote Gingrich or Santorum when my state has its primary . . .so don’t label me as a liberal.


36 posted on 02/01/2012 7:19:31 AM PST by Justice4awe
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To: C19fan

Every day we get this kind of advice from “Concerned Sages on our side” all over. Sometims multiple times every freaking single day!

Where were they in 2010 for the moderate Republicans who rather have communist Coons than the conservative witch?


37 posted on 02/01/2012 7:20:05 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: JSDude1
We are going to destroy your party if you nominate romney... and we are talking war. No romney... no way in hell... YOU vote for him... but stay the hell away from my ballot and my right to vote in my own way.

LLS

38 posted on 02/01/2012 7:20:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: greatvikingone
I will vote, but not for Romney. Conservatism will be set back by a Romney win more than by an Obama win.

Exactly. A vote for a Romney is a vote to admit that conservatives really don't care about conservatism, or principles, or any of that other lame garbage that only appeals to losers who actually care about the Constitution and this country.

It's time to tell the GOP-e that we're not going to go along with them anymore. It may even be time to kill their Party and create a new one that they don't have any say in.

39 posted on 02/01/2012 7:21:22 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: C19fan

This article is arrogant and patronizing, much like Romney himself.


40 posted on 02/01/2012 7:21:48 AM PST by kevao
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To: tentmaker
vote for John Galt

Who is John Galt? ;)

41 posted on 02/01/2012 7:23:15 AM PST by kevao
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To: Lady Lucky

If Romney goes up against 0bama you can take to the bank that the occupy group will be out full force and 100X more so than before, plus it will be nice and warm out and it will be class warfare to the end!

As God as my witness I will never vote for Romney!


42 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:07 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Justice4awe

“I will crawl across glass to vote againt 0Bama.”

I won’t crawl for Romney. Get off your knees and on your feet!


43 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:07 AM PST by tumblindice ("ghetto masses" Cloward-Piven)
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To: varmintman
Ideally, nobody should ever have to fear to vote his first choice, at least on a first ballot, and nobody should ever hold any public office with less than 50% of the vote. But we don’t live in an ideal world yet

Never did, going back to the early elections with Adams and Jefferson smearing each other. Worst system in the world, except for all the others.

44 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:07 AM PST by rhombus
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To: The Citizen Soldier
Wonder if the same Mitch Berg referred to Newt's similar victory margin in South Carolina as a "landslide"? Me thinks not.

Mitch, by and large, isn't a Romney fan. His blog, Shot In The Dark, is usually quite good.

However, he's not right all the time. Unlike us :)

45 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:19 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: fruser1

I am hoping the twisted logic that would bring Obama back for another four years is confined to a small but rabidly vocal group here.

This election, given the Chicago-style efforts of Obama, has little enough chance to defeat him no matter who runs, without a bunch of kids taking their ball and going home if they don’t get their way in the primary. And this will likely be the last free election of a once free country if Obama does win - he and the powers behind him will see to that. Holding both houses of Congress will do nothing more than the Maginot Line in WWII to stop his tyranny.


46 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:34 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Let Romney go down in flames. He will pick Rubio to get the Hispanic vote but we are in serious trouble if Romney is elected.

God help this country. It is run by a puppetmaster who controls both sides.

New World order - here we come.

Remember the days when people were aghast at thinking a Catholic could be President.

How far we have fallen. Now it’s someone whose family believed in Multiple Wives.


47 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:34 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: kevao

Hot Air a spokes outlet for the republican establishment. F them, and Romney. I will NOT vote for him.


48 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:40 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Boardwalk
I would rather have the devil I know for 4 years than the devil who is not a conservative for 8 years.

You think you know that devil in the White House? Just wait. if he's re-elected, he will no longer have anything holding him back because he won't have to worry about running for re-election.

49 posted on 02/01/2012 7:28:45 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Are you going to wear a veil to cover your noseless face?

We don't back or vote for Progressive Liberals like Mitt whether they have an "R" next to their name or a "D".

If Romney is the nominee, a good part of us will look elsewhere for a POTUS candidate.

Don't put the GOP-E line here.

Take it elsewhere.
50 posted on 02/01/2012 7:28:54 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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