Skip to comments.Voting for Romney (D-Mass.): The Worst Mistake a Conservative Could Make
Posted on 04/30/2012 9:14:40 AM PDT by Mozilla
Why am I so passionate today? Well, most readers who visit here know the country is in deep doo-doo. Im here to tell you that voting for Mitt Romney (D-Mass.) will not change that fact and may make things worse. I will explain two things. First, Romney (D-Mass.) is the presumptive Republican nominee precisely because he will do nothing to improve our countrys fortunes. He is the chosen one because he will maintain the status quo. That is what the GOP machine has chosen him to do.
Second, you cannot take over the Republican machine and turn it into something in decent. I have made that statement before, but Im going to describe the machine in greater detail. Keep in mind that this is information I have obtained from current and former GOP insiders. Everyone on the inside agrees that the Party has been constructed so it cannot be taken over. They have also constructed a political system so the political duopoly is very, very difficult to challenge. (Republican insiders HATE political freedom, like so many other freedoms.) Whether thats a good thing or bad thing is a matter of judgment. For conservatives and libertarians its bad. For establishmentarians its wonderful.
Finally I will explain why voting for Romney (D-Mass.) is the worst thing you can do, regardless of whether youre a principals voter or a strategic voter.
If you are not one hundred percent convinced that I am correct in those statements, you absolutely must read the rest of this piece and tell me where Im wrong. I know Im correct, and I can assure you that if you vote for Romney (D-Mass.) it will be the greatest political regret of your life.
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From your insult laden post I take it you actually believe the Republic will survive four more years of the little bastard commie. ... And of course if it doesn’t, well the detah of tens of millions is of no consequence in your calculus, eh?
As i respect yours. I do believe the maximum impact is to establish a viable 3rd party,perhaps pulling some of the smaller ones together and running for some congressional seats. It must be built. It may only take 2-3 cycles if the candidates are good and not like some that ran under the guise of the Tea Party in 08. Pure opportunists and their performance showed.
I fully understand peoples frustrations. Their desire to get things right as soon as possible. I don’t see how that’s remotely feasible.
It's going to take a lot more than voting for Romney to save the country. But putting him in for four years is certainly going to give us a fighting chance. Obama is already stepping up his rule by executive order. Exactly what do you expect he's going to do in a nothing-to-lose second term? Do you really think Romney is going to get away with what obama is getting away with? Really?
That will never happen, a sitting President will never again, not be the Party nominee when he runs for re-election, if Mitt somehow wins, the GOP is stuck with him for two election cycles.
“Ruling Class”? That’s Marxist terminology.
What exactly does fighting the system entail? Is it something that realistically has a chance to succeed? If so, can it be done by November?
STRATEGIC VOTERS: "My hypocrisy knows no bounds."
Today. Right this minute is when we should be preparing for 2016. Not sitting around grousing about our lack of choice. This is when one holds their nose and chooses the lesser of two evils. Tomorrow. That’s what we fight for. Its what we can build for.
Nope one of the smartest, but Frerepublic has picked up some of the more stupid Romney People and a smattering of Newbies that think (R) by the name means something.
You people will stoop to such lows won't ya? No wonder I can't tell the difference in a MittWitt and an Obama Drone.
Look toots, the lame attempt at fearmongering us to vote for Romney is a non-starter. We're driven by principles, not political expedience.
And even if Obama goes full-on Soviet or Khmer Rouge, the bloodshed is on the hands of the GOP-e and their MarxoFascist allies, who forced their candidate on us so he could lose to Obama and they can continue to spoon feed you the illusion that you had a choice.
We do not accept the votebeater excuse any longer, and the pathetic attempts to charge us with genocide if we don't vote for Romney....beyond the pale, but fully expected from allies of the Left.
I know it is a stretch, but just maybe you could encourage Boehner to get off his arse and defend the Constitution, I know it is a novel idea since they apparently are not required to read the document that they take an oath to defend.
I bought that line last cycle. I have repented of my sin and hypocrisy to my Lord and my principles when I cast the vote in 2008. Never again. That line of reasoning is dead, false and just plain stupid in the face of facts, morals and history.
The dislike of Romney's personality and arrogance will keep Obama in power.
Remember high school? Romney is the guy from the prep school on the hill who would drive his Cadillac convertible by your public school at noon hour sneering at the commoners. ("I'll bet you $10,000.) He's STILL doing the same thing. He believes just what is going on in this thread, that he doesn't have to do anything except be the "Not Obama".
His nasty campaign tactics will be fruitless against Obama, because the Obama campaign will be relentless in every way including Mitt's mormonism.
Regardless of the pandering of SOME religious leaders, there are many Evangelicals who will refuse to pull the lever for him. The demonization by Mitt of the other Republican candidates will come back to bite him in the butt.
Obama will again rally the youth vote and the pro-abortion forces, the minorities, the PC crowd and the unions (look for Mitt to flip to pro-choice) and don't ignore the voter fraud.
Dorky Mitt Romney against the "cool black man"...no way in hell. There are too many voters who are waiting for their share of Obama's stash.
Google is your friend. You will find a Conservative article on that very phrase and what and whom it identifies as 'ruling class'.
And in typical alinsky style, you spittled forth but did not answer the questions. I think you’re a leftist shill, sweetums.
So what should we do today?
Post questions of seven words or less.
You're projecting. However, coming from a MittWitt like yourself, I'll take your insult as a compliment.
And I answered the questions, in full.
You just didn't like the answers.
>>Im a conservative and Im not walking, Im running to the polls to vote for Romney...if hes the nominee.
So instead of 4 more years of Obama, you’ll vote for 8 more years of Obama. Yeah, that seems wise. (/sarcasm)
I agree with you.
works for me
That's why all of these threads are moot....Mitt ain't gonna win, anyway.
With all due respect, I think your line of reasoning is dead false. In 2008 we didn't have the foresight to know the extent to which obama would push the envelope and trample the Constitution. We now have his first term as Exhibit A. I strongly believe an exception should be made in the case of Hussein. I also think it was a mistake for conservatives (or republicans) to not have "groomed" a candidate after the '08 election. We made the same mistake in 2008 which is how we got stuck with McCain.
OK ... so ... who’ya votin’ for?
Mr Lacksonen certainly wrote a *long* article on Saturday, April 7. I won’t argue with anything he wrote about our Republican Party or Mitt Romney: some things deserve some argument, but I just don’t feel the need. “The Democrat(ic) party isn’t quite as bad?” The Party that hasn’t offered a budget for almost eleven hundred days isn’t as bad as the one that has offered thirty-odd good bills including at least three tentative-to-fairly polished budgets? The Dems are ripe for another shellacking this year, unless Ted manages to talk, say, a quarter of conservatives to vote for B Hussein and the slate under him. Ted, do you *want* another four years of B Hussein? I don’t! ABO!
Because Obama-lite is "white". He won't have the race card pass.
Principle I got ... I jus' don' got no principled candidate.
The generic opinion of Romney is; He's a business man and can bring prosperity/wealth back to America.
I'm suspicious as to HOW he might do this, but I feel confident he CAN.
Look, I don't like him any more than the next guy, and I vascilated a little in the beginning, but I really warmed to Newt when I thought he could outrun Romney. Imagine my surprise when all he could do was 10% ... THAT was a shocker to me.
Most of Governor Romneys judicial appointees were not conservative. The Boston Globes July 2005 review of Romney's judicial picks detected no philosophical or partisan pattern. He passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced [as of July 2005], instead tapping registered Democrats or independents including two gay lawyers who have supported expanded same-sex rights.
That's abject crap. YES WE DID. Some of us were paying attention and crying aloud a warning. Some of us READ his "autobiographies" (aka Mein Kampf), his associations with known Communist/Marxist radicals, his WBBM radio interview from 2001.
Don't hand us crap for an argument that we need to vote for Romney because no one had the foresight to know how badly he would trash the Constitution.
The fact was and is again today: not enough give a rat's ass about the Constitution, they want hand-outs and the government to fix the problems.
When enough people make government their god, then government becomes god. And for Romney and the Ruling Class, they want the government to be god as much as Obama's Armies do. They simply want their share of the pie and power.
I made the grave mistake of checking my principles at the door to vote for expedience in 2008 as a check against Obama.
I won't ever make that mistake again. The GOP is dead AFAIC. May it rest in peace next to the Whigs.
Are you sure the time will be right then? If Romney wins, I suspect that a lot of people will be saying that it sucks to have to vote for a Romney second term but it is better than Hillary (or whoever the boogy man of 2016 is). They will again being repeating mantra: "Now's no time for a third-party, let's wait until the next election."
If you wait until the time is perfect to exercise your principles, you never will. If you sell out and vote for a 100%, dyed-in-the-wool model of RINOism this time, imagine how easy it will be to vote for an 90% RINO in the future.
Probably not Hopium.
I am basing my decision on obama's present and my grandkids future.
Oh sure there is.
Not this election.
But just wait.
Some future election.
Where we have the kids & grandkids of pro-Romney FR supporters like TexasCajun; ladymac; luvbach1; Lou L; Wiggen; fish hawk; Mr. Lucky; Ge0frrey; G Larry; Dawebman; tnlibertarian; vikingd00d; knarf; and others in this thread (or others who will come on posting)....
In that future election, there'll be some (r) candidate to the left of Obama runnin' for POTUS...
And because we can ALWAYS count on the (D) candidate being worse, the next-generation(s) relativists of the current FR relativistic cabal will be verbally harassing [some mild, some not] the remnant conservatives for not-voting for the guy/gal-to-the-left-of-Obama as a "better" "lesser of two evils'" "choice."
You buy into political relativism...you get the eternal fruits of it...and a "wonderful" legacy passed on to future generations...
With this kind of active spirit among so-called "conservatives," makes you wonder why the Founding Fathers of this country simply just wouldn't go along with taxation-without representation (& other issues) from the Brits...
Sad. So many FREEPERs today are capitulators & compromisers who bear absolutely NO resemblance to the Founding Fathers' rebellion-is-brewing spirit.
Hence, their need where they have to convert the rest of us. Why? Because we're living reminders to their relativistic conscience that they are searing their conscience with this "waterloo" type of political crossover.
Excellently stated and seconded!
I was referring to your reasoning for voting GOP-e for McCain. You said never again. McCain is not obama. I am arguing that you now know EXACTLY what obama is capable of yet you are using the ‘08 example for your decision 4 years later.
“And in typical alinsky style, you spittled forth but did not answer the questions. I think youre a leftist shill, sweetums.”
And if you aren’t a shill buddie, I can tell ya, you are no credit to your candidate.
I don’t really want dillusionals like you in a place of power.
Me? I will vote survival. Building for tomorrow? Educate yourself as to the myriad parties across the nation. Which will fit together. Lets not forget the most important thing when starting a new movement. The leaders cannot be opportunists. They cannot be the same old same old. There may be people in here capable of at least starting the movement in the right direction. Certainly there are those experienced in at least some of the issues needed to be tackled. (Me,i have no idea but i am willing to work in whatever way i can.)
I suggested some of the already existing minor parties but keep in mind they have people in them already who may desire power as much as a main stream politician.
Leaders. We need Leaders.
I s'pose, Mozilla, that the relativists among us consistently preach a distinct headline to us that they better recognize:
Voting for Romney:
The Better 'Evil' [as in a supposed 'lesser thereof']
Risk-take Ex-Conservatives-now-RINO-Romneybots Could Make
Hence...their 'new' 'conservative' confession...
Yes, voting for Romney is 'evil'
Yes, Romney is RINO
Yes, Romney is a big-govt socialistic healthcare pioneer
Yes, Romney has a 14-year wreckless baby-dismembering pro-abort track record from 1994 all the way thru 2007...
Yes, Romney portends to whackily become a full-grown god...
But, hey, at least that evil RINO big-govt socialistic healthcare pioneer pro-abort god has an (R) next to all those adjectives!
[Reminds me of that one 19th century politician...his name temporarily escapes me...who was at least satisfied upon learning that it was "our" rascal vs. the "rascal" of the other party on a given issue]
That's exactly what the people are promoting calling for Romney's campaign donations. I listened to the guys Scripted hype...and he was fear mongering all about keeping Obama from winning. Not 'One' thing said about Romneys policies!....it was all about stopping Obama....and that with his voice two octives higher than normal!
Guess what — if you’re not getting your perfect conservative candidate in 2012, you sure as hell aren’t going to get them in 2016.
I’m not asking for perfect, mediocre will do just fine.