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One conservative’s case for Mitt Romney
human events ^ | march 20, 2012 | Bay Buchanan

Posted on 03/20/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by lowbridge

When Gov. Romney threw his hat into the ring, I was thrilled with him --a born leader, eminently prepared to be president, ideally qualified to handle the problems America faces, impeccable character and a proven conservative. Yet I am amazed how often I have been asked how a conservative like me could be with Romney.

I let them all know that I not only support Mitt, but I do so enthusiastically. And I’ll tell you why:

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To: colorcountry
Bay Buchanan is a Mormon. Nuff said.

Indeed. It's interesting, when the GOP first got started, polygamy and slavery were two of their biggest issues, and some even equated the two. Mormon leaders felt like the GOP had them in their sights and they were imploring Mormons to vote Democrat.

Now the Mormons get their revenge - they are going to contribute to the end of the GOP should Willard get the nomination.
51 posted on 03/20/2012 1:25:42 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: editor-surveyor

There will be no zotting of me, buster. :)


52 posted on 03/20/2012 1:26:56 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: drbuzzard

>> “Barbour- not sure why he didn’t run” <<

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Cuz there were already too many worthless, liberal establishment RINOs in the race.


53 posted on 03/20/2012 1:27:28 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: entropy12

Entropy, that’s a damned good question.

I suspect the Establishment cleared the decks for Mitt in 2012 by talkjng the real contenders out of it. After all, with the GOP it’snever “who is best equipped the win and lead us”, rather it’s “who gets the next turn”?


54 posted on 03/20/2012 1:27:33 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: drbuzzard

I think you are pretty much correct on your analysis of the situation. Personally I prefer Newt in the remaining 4, but will vote for the nominee in general no matter who. I could not live with myself if I gave the Chicago community organizer any benefit whatsoever.


55 posted on 03/20/2012 1:32:06 PM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Please see post #34.. those thoughts make sense.


56 posted on 03/20/2012 1:39:44 PM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: entropy12

Newt and Santorum are both fine with me, but I’m going to pull the GOP level no matter what. No matter how bad Romney is (and I know he’s bad), he’s nowhere near as bad as Obama.

Romney may be a dishonest, weaselly, unprincipled politician, but at least he’s not a flagrantly corrupt socialist like Obama.


57 posted on 03/20/2012 1:43:31 PM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: drbuzzard

Brother, has this nation come to choosing between those two options?


58 posted on 03/20/2012 2:46:25 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: fortheDeclaration

I certainly hope not, but my pessimistic side says it is likely.


59 posted on 03/20/2012 4:15:42 PM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: tiger-one
Mitt has NO PRINCIPALS

I think the word you are reaching for is : principles

as in

Mitt has NO PRINCIPLES


60 posted on 03/20/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: dirtboy
So basically you are saying Mitt Romney will say anything to an electorate to try and win their vote

So basically you are saying any candidate who will do what it takes to win is not your guy. Conservatives love losing to the rats. ABO

61 posted on 03/20/2012 7:06:52 PM PDT by Once-Ler (There are two paths! One is America, the other is Occupy!)
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To: lowbridge; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; ...

Oh, well, it’s a free country and she’s entitled to her opinion. In any event, there’s room for multiple points of view on some things here. This makes a better case for Romney than Romney himself, but I still won’t vote for him in the primary and perhaps not the general.


62 posted on 03/20/2012 9:38:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Peter from Rutland

I won’t insult you but I will point out where you are wrong.

You say this is a

“drive to reclaim the GOP”

What you fail to understand is this is a drive to reclaim the COUNTRY and the CONSTITUTION.

It isn’t about Republicans and Democrats.


63 posted on 03/20/2012 9:51:02 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Riodacat

“We’ll all (or almost all) be on that happy train before Nov.”

Speak for yourself, you fool.


64 posted on 03/20/2012 9:53:46 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I didn’t get past the second sentence. The bull$hit is chin deep.


65 posted on 03/20/2012 9:54:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Peter from Rutland
"The fact is that Romney is a conservative"

I would correct you if you were speaking mistakenly, but this, sir, is an outrageous falsehood, and this was willfully stated.

66 posted on 03/20/2012 9:57:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: pgkdan

Well, understand the concern. flipfloppin’ Mitt’s been talking the conservative talk for 5 years now running for office, maybe some of it will sink in.
Honestly, I think he’ll be better than your low expectations ... a smarter version of GWB who actually isnt for open borders. he’ll sell out on gay issues but not on the prolife issue imho.

Our long mightmare of endless primaries will soon be over.
Mitt’s IL win makes it more likely than ever he’ll get the nomination.

Suck it up, hold yer nose, whatever it takes ... Anyone But Obama!


67 posted on 03/21/2012 12:13:00 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Antoninus; colorcountry
Bay Buchanan is a Mormon convert.

DINNNNNGGGGGGG!! Didn't know that. Yes, 'nuff said. Her boss and her bishop. Thanks, Bay, for dropping by.

68 posted on 03/21/2012 12:25:17 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: pgkdan
I want a conservative. A real, principled conservative. A man with a core who can be trusted. That's not Mitt.

That comment Bill Buckley made one time about the first 2000 names in the Boston telephone book would certainly seem to apply here, too.

69 posted on 03/21/2012 12:28:39 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: WOSG; Once-Ler
Suck it up, hold yer nose, whatever it takes ... Anyone But Obama!

"ABO" is a piss-poor battle cry. You guys want to re-think that thin-blooded appeal for Bishop Romney?

"Anyone but Obama"? How about Joe Biden?

70 posted on 03/21/2012 12:39:46 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lowbridge

Romney would deal the nation the next David Souter, guaranteed.
He just can’t be trusted.


71 posted on 03/21/2012 12:47:30 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Peter from Rutland

Each and every insult will be deserved.


72 posted on 03/21/2012 2:03:31 AM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: entropy12
Mittwit does not have to have attack lines in his speech against Newt and Santorum. He has zillions of dollars in special interest money to trash both of them by assaulting our ears forty times per hour with lies in the form of negative ads. And the beauty part for Mittwit is that he claims to have nothing to do with the negativity. If Rombama is a conservative, the word "conservative" no longer has even residual meaning.

Bay Buchanan ought to be ashamed of herself. She knows better than to endorse the liberal squishball unless she has completely lost her mind (which seems increasingly likely).

73 posted on 03/21/2012 2:12:55 AM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: Riodacat

No, we won’t.


74 posted on 03/21/2012 2:14:21 AM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: Once-Ler
So basically you are saying any candidate who will do what it takes to win is not your guy. Conservatives love losing to the rats.

Sorry, but running to the left of Ted Kennedy on abortion shows a guy too deranged to be our standard-bearer. Obama will shred him like a cat shreds a sofa.

75 posted on 03/21/2012 2:49:35 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: lowbridge
As president he will repeal ObamaCare

This is the one thing that bothers me most about Romney.

What if the powers that be on both sides of the aisle don't want ObamaCare repealed, regardless what they say in public. What if Romney was chosen precisely because, among all the candidates, he would be the one most likely to agree with those terms. In other words, agree, behind closed doors, not to repeal it. They give him the Presidency, or at least a good shot at it, and he gives them what they want. Regardless who wins the general election though, the Bill is safe, and once it is fully implemented and passes through another Presidential term, it isn't likely it would ever be repealed.

I know it sounds a little far fetched, and it probably is, but it would certainly explain much of the behavior in this race.

76 posted on 03/21/2012 3:05:58 AM PDT by csense
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To: BlackElk

Some of people here are nothing but the mirror image of the left wing radicals they (and I) hate. They can’t see the trees through the forest. They’re so caught up in some political wet dream that they’re willing to sink the country in order to achieve their party shangrila.

They talk about the Constitution but are not willing to vote for a moderate conservative that would put in a conservative on the Supreme Court. If they stand down because their man didn’t get the nod then Obama gets to stack the Supreme Court, and then it is all over. Our beloved Constitution is done for.

People need to look at the bigger picture and stop being so juvenile and selfish. Wah! If I can’t have my way I’m taking my vote and going home! Wah!

When it comes right down to it we can either save the country or damn it. When it comes time we can do our part or stand aside and watch it all burn to the ground.

Lead, follow or get out of the way. This is an unprecedented time in our history and we need to be responsible, mature, reasonable conservatives about this.

Obama’s re-election cannot stand.

The fact that conservatives would sit here and insult each other is beyond the pale. How can we beat the opposition when they’re too busy beating up each other? It’s time to grow up.


77 posted on 03/21/2012 5:43:02 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC7hZY3sVxE


78 posted on 03/21/2012 6:41:09 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

This is a conservative site. If you wish to promote moderates (liberals) and their big government policies, please go elsewhere. We are the resistance!! Don’t need weak sisters.


79 posted on 03/21/2012 10:37:37 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m not promoting moderates. All I am saying is whoever is nominated we have to unite in our fight against Obama. Period. That’s all I am saying. And if you wish me to leave then delete my account.


80 posted on 03/21/2012 10:50:01 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Peter from Rutland

FUMR!!


81 posted on 03/21/2012 10:52:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Peter from Rutland; RaceBannon; csense; Dr. Sivana; pgkdan; shibumi; lentulusgracchus; ...
Peter from Rutland:

1. If you favor a left liberal like the Mittwit as a GOP POTUS candidate and actually call him a conservative, then you have not a clue as to the meaning of "conservative." Mittens is Obozo in whiteface, no more, no less.

2. The most important issues, as ever, are babies, marriage, guns (those three issues requiring the appointment of judges with a copy of the constitution and reading ,lessons as necessary), foreign policy interventionism, slashing taxes on ordinary folks and eviscerating the squandering of tax money on leftist causes. Romney is a failure on each and every count. Other than shamelessly whoring after personal power and protecting Muffy's and Skipper's trust funds and distributing the national budget to his corrupt pals, Mittwit is clueless and purposeless.

3. If Mittwit is the GOP nominee, then the country is already sunk no matter who "wins" in November.

4. You live in Massachusetts according to your homepage. By all means, tell us about the brilliant "conservative" court appointments of the unprincipled Twit Romney to the courts of Taxachusetts. OK, then who did he TRY to appoint??? Who DID he appoint and what was (were) his, her, their "conservative" credentials?

5. Again as to court appointments: Wanna guess what the following SCOTUS judges have or had in common other than being lawyers? Earl Warren, William Brennan, Potter Stewart, Herod Blackmun, Warren Burger, Lewis Powell, Sandra Day O'Connor, Sandra Day O'Kennedy, David "Swish" Souter? That is just SCOTUS. Our current situation is sooooo bad, we actually have to root and pray for a sorry POS weathervane like Sandra Day (Webster vs. Planned Barrenhood, Lawrence vs. Texas) O'Kennedy to survive the Obozo administration until an actual Republican conservative (i. e., NOT Mitt Twit) becomes POTUS to appoint O'Kennedy's successor (and Breyer's and Ginzberg's, and Sotomayor's and Kagan's). If GOP senators any had backbone 40 of them would stop the music and would prevent the appointment of ANY SCOTUS justices or other judges by Obozo. That would mirror what Harry Reid would do if the GOP had a POTUS and made appointments, but we would not want to emulate the Demonrats, would we? Oh nooooo! Our "moderates" (read junior social issue Bolsheviks) want to roll over and play dead until your precious constitution is permanently toast. It is in their DNA and they can't help it! Cowardice! Cowardice! Dance to the muuuusic!

6. Our senators might (MIGHT) resist Obozo appointments. If Robamney appoints another William Brennan or four, the spineless "moderates" will rubber stamp his each and every appointment and sellout. Thank you for playing but..... No thanks!

7. In social issue Bolshevik RINO terms "juvenile and selfish" means principled and conservative. And what is selfish in opposing Robamney? I was not aware of how I might profit financially and personally from resisting Robamney. "Lead, follow or get out of the way" means "please elect Mitt Twit to destroy our party and our country." Only he will save Muffy's trust fund or please the polo players and the Junior Leaguers and Planned Barrenhood and the Log Cabin rump ranger crowd and the gun grabbers, etc., etc. "Responsible, mature, reasonable conservatives" means faux "conservative" sock monkeys and surrender artists and militant mindless mushballs. "Party shangrila" in real terms means having a party that says what it means and means what it says when adopting an actual conservative platform.

8. Conservatives are not "insulting one another" here. Conservatives are insulting all things liberal and leftist, including you. If that bothers you, then DU, HuffPo, etc. await and are available to you and would make you a lot more comfortable. That "moderation" you love so much is exemplified by the fact that the only things in the "middle of the road" are stripes and dead armadilloes. Which are you? Whichever, you ARE the opposition.

9. In 1976 when Ronaldus Maximus went after Feckless Loser Spineless Ford, I was one of Reagan's state chairmen. Were you? I did not think so. By being verrrrry unreasonable for 16 years, his supporters got him elected. I first worked on staff for Reagan at the 1968 convention. You did not.

10. I even voted for RINO Nixon against Humphrey and George Wallace, RINO Ford against Carter, RINO Bush (New World Order) the Elder, RINO Dole, and RINO McCain and every other GOP nominee of my voting lifetime. That is the past and not the future. I absolutely refuse to vote for another worthless RINO even against Obozo. The max remaining for Obozo is 4 more years. If Obozo is re-elected, the GOP leadership in Congress will just have to grow a pair. A pseudo-Republican monster like Robamney is eligible for eight. The GOP would be in ruins as well as the country. Even Obama cannot achieve that result. I don't care if Robamney resurrects Ronald Reagan in his relative youth to be his running mate, the answer is no.

11. Now, as principled Republicans (nowadays practically a contradiction in terms) abandon Robamney, we will hear how the boogie man will get us if we don't watch out (defined as vote for Robamney)! No he won't. Robamney and his fellow squishballs and corrupticans can sit around and spin theories as to how, once he has bought the GOP nomination, we conservatives hate Obozo sooooo much that we will have no alternative but to vote squishball. Robamney is in for a verrrrry big surprise if he buys that nomination. His campaign has been an absolute new RINO low and his election is not to be tolerated and it won't be. Enjoy election night! Curse us energetically. It will be good exercise.

82 posted on 03/21/2012 3:54:47 PM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: BlackElk

Oh, much fun. Let’s explain things better perhaps.

“1. If you favor a left liberal like the Mittwit as a GOP POTUS candidate and actually call him a conservative, then you have not a clue as to the meaning of “conservative.” Mittens is Obozo in whiteface, no more, no less.”

No, he’s nothing even close. You under estimate Obama’s evil. He’s moderately conservative. Please drop the flame thrower and hold on a second. We strengthen the house. We have to fight to get a 60 seat majority in the Senate. Once that is achieved Romney will be forced to sign the bills that come his way, and he will. It’s really that simple.

“2. The most important issues, as ever, are babies”

Romney has no say. He nominated the judges to the supreme court. Good luck with that with another four years of Obama.

“marriage”

Romney does not back the marriage issue. In MA that was the legislature and the courts. He fought it tooth and nail, I know, I live here and paid attention.

“guns”

Another Supreme Court issue. Good luck with four more years of nominations like Kagan.

“foreign policy interventionism”

Got me there. You must be a Paul fan.

“slashing taxes on ordinary folks and eviscerating the squandering of tax money on leftist causes.”

Romney will do that.

“Romney is a failure on each and every count.”

I respectfully disagree based on the facts and the situation he had to deal with.

“Other than hamelessly whoring after personal power and protecting Muffy’s and Skipper’s trust funds and distributing the national budget to his corrupt pals, Mittwit is clueless and purposeless.”

I respectfully diagree based on my opinion and the facts.

“3. If Mittwit is the GOP nominee, then the country is already sunk no matter who “wins” in November.”

I totally disagree based on my plan above.

“4. You live in Massachusetts according to your homepage. By all means, tell us about the brilliant “conservative” court appointments of the unprincipled Twit Romney to the courts of Taxachusetts. OK, then who did he TRY to appoint??? Who DID he appoint and what was (were) his, her, their “conservative” credentials?”

I’d take it over who Obama would have nominated.

“5. Again as to court appointments: Wanna guess what the following SCOTUS judges have or had in common other than being lawyers? Earl Warren, William Brennan, Potter Stewart, Herod Blackmun, Warren Burger, Lewis Powell, Sandra Day O’Connor, Sandra Day O’Kennedy, David “Swish” Souter? That is just SCOTUS. Our current situation is sooooo bad, we actually have to root and pray for a sorry POS weathervane like Sandra Day (Webster vs. Planned Barrenhood, Lawrence vs. Texas) O’Kennedy to survive the Obozo administration until an actual Republican conservative (i. e., NOT Mitt Twit) becomes POTUS to appoint O’Kennedy’s successor (and Breyer’s and Ginzberg’s, and Sotomayor’s and Kagan’s). If GOP senators any had backbone 40 of them would stop the music and would prevent the appointment of ANY SCOTUS justices or other judges by Obozo. That would mirror what Harry Reid would do if the GOP had a POTUS and made appointments, but we would not want to emulate the Demonrats, would we? Oh nooooo! Our “moderates” (read junior social issue Bolsheviks) want to roll over and play dead until your precious constitution is permanently toast. It is in their DNA and they can’t help it! Cowardice! Cowardice! Dance to the muuuusic!”

This warrants further discussion, I see your point.

“7. In social issue Bolshevik RINO terms “juvenile and selfish” means principled and conservative. And what is selfish in opposing Robamney? I was not aware of how I might profit financially and personally from resisting Robamney. “Lead, follow or get out of the way” means “please elect Mitt Twit to destroy our party and our country.” Only he will save Muffy’s trust fund or please the polo players and the Junior Leaguers and Planned Barrenhood and the Log Cabin rump ranger crowd and the gun grabbers, etc., etc. “Responsible, mature, reasonable conservatives” means faux “conservative” sock monkeys and surrender artists and militant mindless mushballs. “Party shangrila” in real terms means having a party that says what it means and means what it says when adopting an actual conservative platform.”

Do not hold his success against him. He knows how to get the job done.

“8. Conservatives are not “insulting one another” here. Conservatives are insulting all things liberal and leftist, including you. If that bothers you, then DU, HuffPo, etc. await and are available to you and would make you a lot more comfortable. That “moderation” you love so much is exemplified by the fact that the only things in the “middle of the road” are stripes and dead armadilloes. Which are you? Whichever, you ARE the opposition.”

I’ve voted Republican all of my life and I will not stop.

“9. In 1976 when Ronaldus Maximus went after Feckless Loser Spineless Ford, I was one of Reagan’s state chairmen. Were you? I did not think so. By being verrrrry unreasonable for 16 years, his supporters got him elected. I first worked on staff for Reagan at the 1968 convention. You did not.”

Very good, congratulations. I think by now you are very frustrated, so am I. I’m perhaps ten years younger than you but frustrated. Don’t lose hope. What happened in 2010 can be done again, and it will. The tide is turning while all this plays out. The house and senate are they key. Everything else will still take time.

“10. I even voted for RINO Nixon against Humphrey and George Wallace, RINO Ford against Carter, RINO Bush (New World Order) the Elder, RINO Dole, and RINO McCain and every other GOP nominee of my voting lifetime. That is the past and not the future. I absolutely refuse to vote for another worthless RINO even against Obozo. The max remaining for Obozo is 4 more years. If Obozo is re-elected, the GOP leadership in Congress will just have to grow a pair. A pseudo-Republican monster like Robamney is eligible for eight. The GOP would be in ruins as well as the country. Even Obama cannot achieve that result. I don’t care if Robamney resurrects Ronald Reagan in his relative youth to be his running mate, the answer is no.”

I’d say you have more reason than most here and I do understand your sentiment.

“11. Now, as principled Republicans (nowadays practically a contradiction in terms) abandon Robamney, we will hear how the boogie man will get us if we don’t watch out (defined as vote for Robamney)! No he won’t. Robamney and his fellow squishballs and corrupticans can sit around and spin theories as to how, once he has bought the GOP nomination, we conservatives hate Obozo sooooo much that we will have no alternative but to vote squishball. Robamney is in for a verrrrry big surprise if he buys that nomination. His campaign has been an absolute new RINO low and his election is not to be tolerated and it won’t be. Enjoy election night! Curse us energetically. It will be good exercise.”

If you re-elect Obama you best reinforce the house and win a 60 seat majority to the senate. Otherwise at best nothing will get done.

Respects to you, sir.


83 posted on 03/21/2012 4:19:37 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: BlackElk; Peter from Rutland; RaceBannon; Dr. Sivana

Report from CT:

1. since the ROMNEYITES are forcing his nomination, I hope they enjoy their weekend trips to NH & PA to get him elected. The conservatives will be doing other things.

2. When the FORD administration began, we had to go through FORD and then Carter before the country was ready was Reagan.
That is what we mean when we say our problems will have just begun when MITT is inaugurated. Hillary takes office in ‘17, pushing the conservative takeover to ‘21. Solution: the conservative primary challenge in ‘16 begins immediately.

3. Most of these battles are national, so some here in CT argue that the CT state house is trivia and the only thing that matters in CT is the Congress seats: Senate and CT-05. This is true, but I cannot agree with ignoring the state house.

4. Some here insist that amateur activists have a bigger impact on state rep seats ... so they want to focus there. Problem: under the old map, the breakdown of 99-52 was 60 dem seats, 40 R and 51 swing. The new map, with bipartisan approval including Minority Leader Cafero, is more like 80 DEM, 50 GOP, and 21 swing. Under the old map, someone could conceive of parity in the House. Under the new map, they have locked in a DEM majority for 10 years. They exchanged strengthening borderline DEM seats for strengthening borderline RINO seats. Few incumbents of either party are in danger now. Which takes much of the interest and urgency out of the races in the 21 swing districts. Bottom line: despicable betrayal by the GOP Hartford crowd.


84 posted on 03/21/2012 4:53:39 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Illinois to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I see your points. On #3, good luck. I know how you feel.

Re: #4, things are getting better here but it’s already taken 60 years and still counting. The great hopes are Brown and Tesei. God, help us.


85 posted on 03/21/2012 5:02:25 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: BlackElk

Between Newt, Santo & Mitt, Newt is the most fiscal conservative by far, based on actual voting records. Santo is the most fiscal liberal, having voted for every spending bill and not a single vote to cut anything major. Worst yet, he voted in favor of unions every time.


86 posted on 03/21/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We are worse than broke.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

Mittens is primed and ready to nominate the next David Souter.
In any event, I cannot vote for Romney. I have sworn here at FR (twice) that God should strike me dead if I eve vote for Romney. (shrug) So now I can’t vote for Romney without risking my life. Have fun with your Mittens.


87 posted on 03/21/2012 6:06:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Peter from Rutland; Lancey Howard; BlackElk

most people on the right who are active, are opposing Romney during the ongoing primaries ... and the next round includes RI and CT which are in your general area.

1. the ROMNEY campaign is calling for unity now, to get ready for the fall.

2. Santorum, Newt campaigns ... that is not part of their campaign message, as they are in the middle of a defeat MITT effort.

3. We rightfully assume that anyone parroting the MITT message today in March is not part of the Santorum or NEwt effort. so see ya.


88 posted on 03/21/2012 6:40:27 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Maryland to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I voted for Gingrich.


89 posted on 03/21/2012 7:38:28 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Peter from Rutland

Newt failed to get anywhere near the 15% threshold in MA, so your vote was not counted when allocating delegates.

Then again, the effort for RS failed, as he got only 12%.


90 posted on 03/21/2012 7:49:56 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Maryland to campaign against MITT.)
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To: Nik Naym; BlackElk

Let me know Nov 7th if you didn’t vote for POTUS.


91 posted on 03/22/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Peter from Rutland
[BlackElk] “7. In social issue Bolshevik RINO terms “juvenile and selfish” means principled and conservative. And what is selfish in opposing Robamney? I was not aware of how I might profit financially and personally from resisting Robamney. “Lead, follow or get out of the way” means “please elect Mitt Twit to destroy our party and our country.” Only he will save Muffy’s trust fund or please the polo players and the Junior Leaguers and Planned Barrenhood and the Log Cabin rump ranger crowd and the gun grabbers, etc., etc. “Responsible, mature, reasonable conservatives” means faux “conservative” sock monkeys and surrender artists and militant mindless mushballs. “Party shangrila” in real terms means having a party that says what it means and means what it says when adopting an actual conservative platform.”

Do not hold his success against him. He knows how to get the job done.

Oh, please! With a zillion jigabucks, I could do the job Romney's done ..... the guy's all money, no candidate. He's like Zelig, always there, always unreachable, unapproachable, in his own orbit, communing with the dead prophets of Mormonism in preference to us mere mortals.

As for BlackElk's excellent rant, I would say to him ....

I am unwortheeeeee.....!!

< / idolatry

No, Romney will never, ever be a conservative, or even a pale reflection of a conservative. That is because he has been, from birth,

TOO RICH TO CARE

He is solely, only, ever, forever, the Candidate of the Superrich. Nobody else.

92 posted on 03/22/2012 11:07:10 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

It’s not an appeal at all.
It’s just a statement of what must be done.

Obama Delenda Est.


93 posted on 03/22/2012 11:14:11 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: BlackElk
Courtesy ping.
94 posted on 03/22/2012 11:25:52 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: WOSG
It’s not an appeal at all. It’s just a statement of what must be done.

And "what must be done" = roll over, stop opposing Mittens? Drink the Kool-Aid? Succumb to Willard and his money?

Spell it out for me, I'm illiterate and witless. Say it plainly. "VOTE FOR WILLARD ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT", resistance is futile, BE ASSIMILATED?

Right?

What are you now, Willard's Texas state chairman?

95 posted on 03/22/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

“Spell it out for me, I’m illiterate and witless.”

If you say so.

Obama Delenda Est means ...

Obama must be defeated.

I made no statement about the GOP nominee, get the best one we can. this is about what must be done in November to the worst President in our lifetime.


96 posted on 03/22/2012 1:25:30 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: WOSG
I made no statement about the GOP nominee, get the best one we can.

Disingenuous, and we both know it. You meant, "surrender to the Inevitable Romnification of the Elite, all praise the Elite, resistance is futile!"

Telling fellow FReepers to grovel -- what kind of conservative are you?

97 posted on 03/22/2012 6:34:26 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lowbridge

There is NO conservative case for Mitt Romney...Zero....Zilch...Nada!


98 posted on 03/22/2012 6:36:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

I meant nothing of the sort. Stop attacking strawmen.

I’m with Newt, who today repeated that any GOP nominee is better than Obama.

“Telling fellow FReepers to grovel” Which I didnt do .. geez, quit trying to pick a fight. If you have a candidate you are behind, get behind him, quit wasting our time by attacking me for stating the obvious:

Obama must be defeated.


99 posted on 03/22/2012 7:23:08 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Riodacat

“Let me know Nov 7th if you didn’t vote for POTUS.”

I’ll tell you right now what I am going to do:

If the Republicans run a liberal socialist (AKA Romney)

I will write in Sarah Palin of Alaska.

Then I will vote for any conservative candidates I find down the ballot.


100 posted on 03/22/2012 9:04:00 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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