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Will Romney VP Choice Unite (Only) Bush-Romney Wing of the GOP?(And ignore other 75% of base?)
Conservative HQ ^ | 8/6/12 | Richard A. Viguerie

Posted on 08/06/2012 12:10:45 PM PDT by xzins

Here’s a test to apply to the names of all potential Republican vice presidential candidates: if the Washington Republican establishment, like the GOP congressional leadership, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, defense industry lobbyists and Capitol Hill political consultants, all applaud the name, Governor Romney has picked the wrong candidate and is in danger of losing the election.

It is not a done deal yet, but if you look past the front page articles on the Olympics and the latest crime news, you will find articles reporting that Governor Mitt Romney is on the verge of announcing the name of the vice presidential candidate he wants to join him on the Republican ticket.

And the names that are floating around sound like Governor Romney is all set to unite the 25% of GOP voters who constitute the Bush-Romney wing of the Republican Party.

That leaves behind the 75% of grassroots conservative Republican voters who backed Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann in the primaries.

Many of these activists still haven’t forgotten -- or forgiven -- the carpet bombing campaign that Romney ran to destroy first one conservative challenger and then another during the primary election season. And they have seen nothing from the Romney campaign that indicates the Governor has an inclination to move beyond the smears to embrace any of the conservative ideas their candidates ran on.

While the media and establishment Republican insiders float names like Condoleeza Rice, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Ohio’s establishment GOP Senator Rob Portman -- conservatives are seething.

Because it looks like conservatives are being shut out, not just of the process of selecting a running mate, but even of speaking at the convention.

Moderate GOP Senator John McCain, Bush family acolyte Condoleeza Rice, and big government conservative Fox News personality Mike Huckabee are all speaking -- but none of the high profile speaking roles announced so far are going to small government, constitutional conservatives.

Governor Romney and his establishment Republican advisors and consultants seem to think that the boogie man of four more years of Obamanomics is enough to energize conservatives – it is not.

This is a “base election” where the result will be decided by which Party’s base is most energized. That’s why Obama has embarked on his class warfare campaign, endorsed same-sex marriage, issued an Executive Order to implement the Dream Act (to pander to Hispanics) and why he continues to sit on the Keystone Pipeline to curry favor with environmentalists.

Governor Romney, on the other hand, has done nothing to appeal to conservatives, even when he was handed 20 million conservative supporters through Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day he ignored them, by saying, “That’s not something that’s part of my campaign.”

Governor Romney and his campaign team just don’t seem to grasp that all the energy in the Republican Party lies with small government constitutional conservatives and Tea Partiers, and to win they need to energize conservatives, not just get their votes on Election Day.

To energize conservatives, Mitt must choose a vice presidential nominee who conservatives see as a conservative, not one the establishment thinks is safe, but one who conservatives will accept as one of their own – a small government constitutional conservative.

In 2006, some 4 million conservative voters stayed home because they were turned-off by the outrages of the Bush-era Republican establishment leaders – many of whom are now Velcroed on to Governor Romney – and Republicans were wiped out at the polls.

In 2010, the Tea Party and small government constitutional conservatives became the face of the GOP and Republicans won an historic – perhaps even realigning – election.

So-called moderate Republicans are, at best, 25% of the Republican vote, and when moderate establishment Republicans were the face of the GOP, Republicans routinely lost presidential elections and were a powerless minority on Capitol Hill.

Now the three-legged coalition of Ronald Reagan has been broadened by the addition of the constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party. Working together, the four legs of this new conservative coalition have created a powerful political movement whose energy won what should be a 21st century American political realignment – the 2010 elections.

Conservatives look to Governor Romney’s choice of running mate as an indication that he shares their commitment to small government constitutional principles and will campaign and govern as a conservative. Establishment figures like Tim Pawlenty, Condoleeza Rice, Ohio Senator Rob Portman or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are no conservatives and are recipes for a demoralized conservative base!


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1 posted on 08/06/2012 12:11:04 PM PDT by xzins
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Governor Romney, on the other hand, has done nothing to appeal to conservatives, even when he was handed 20 million conservative supporters through Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day he ignored them, by saying, “That’s not something that’s part of my campaign.”

Defining moment by Romney

2 posted on 08/06/2012 12:12:08 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

There are a small percentage of “Conservatives” for whom there is only an extreme solution to the illegal immigration problem.
I believe that once the border is closed, there are a variety of workable options, that encourage self-deportation.

I believe a Marco Rubio VP selection would garner more votes than it loses, to those with views so extreme that this is a deal breaker.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: xzins

His apologists are busily declaring that nothing matters in this campaign but the economy. Same thing they said when it was McCain’s turn to lose.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 12:25:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

Dump this loser before he takes the GOP down with him.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 12:28:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: xzins
1st rule of picking VP is do no harm, so that eliminates Newt. Bob McDonnell?
6 posted on 08/06/2012 12:28:14 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: xzins

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory or just playing the same old music , just slower.. hard to say why some are so fascinated with wishy washy and moderate candidates.. or why the GoP is so far adrift from the people they say they represent.

Who better to add balance than Colin Powell if not Condi? beyond that .. don’t get your hopes up.. and don’t be surprised.

The Republic is under ‘attack’ from without and within ..

Time for the TEA Party to ride to the rescue .. again. ;-]

GiDDYuP!


7 posted on 08/06/2012 12:28:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: xzins

Did Romney say that he wanted to become POTUS or is he an undercover agent for Bambi?

Received an 8X11 picture of him through the mail with the request for a donation.

Now why in hell do I want a picture of a man that I have never met nor seen?


8 posted on 08/06/2012 12:28:59 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG
Did Romney say that he wanted to become POTUS or is he an undercover agent for Bambi?

It seems to me that if you intentionally run a candidate you know will divide your base, then that can only mean you do not want to win.

9 posted on 08/06/2012 12:32:43 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: cripplecreek
Romney is on record as stating that he supports the Defense of Marriage Act, and the he believes that marriage should be between one man and one woman. He's held that position consistently, even going back to 2002, though he does support civil unions. Having stated that position clearly, all he gets by jumping into the Chick-Fil-A controversy is buying into a bunch of statements he didn't make, and that he might have worded differently. I'm fine with that.

I think he's dead wrong on gays in the military, though.

10 posted on 08/06/2012 12:32:59 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: fieldmarshaldj

As Rush says, I live in real-ville. We cannot dump “this loser.” He has enough delegates, most of whom are legally required to vote for him, to win the nomination. We can close our eyes, put our fingers in our ears, go “LA LA LA” and wish our guy or gal had won, but it doesn’t change reality.

Reality is we are stuck with Willard.

Reality is we have a Marxist in the White House now.

Reality is that with Obummer’s penchant for ruling by fiat and bypassing congress with the help of a fawning press, the next four years will be MUCH WORSE than the prior if he is re-elected.

Reality is that not voting or voting for a third party candidate will help the Obomination get re-elected.

Reality is that if you think you will “teach the Republicans a lesson” by not voting you may be doing your country irreparable harm, possibly leading to a violent second civil war.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 12:39:36 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: G Larry
Probably not. Your typical latino KNOWS all about the rich guys from "down home" ~ you betcha!

Here's the problem in a nutshell ~ the GOP-e and the Stupid Party have encountered a minor rift of sorts and it's Romney's and his running dog lackeys first task to REUNITE the GOP-e with it's smarter half, to wit, the Stupid Party.

Free speech isn't part of his agenda either.

12 posted on 08/06/2012 12:41:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NormsRevenge

I think its sad that so many here are thrilled that so many Obama voters are switching sides. Those radical leftist views are going to infect the party and kill it.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 12:41:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Crusher138
Reality is the Republican Party does not need to show up at Willard's Convention.

He can be left to his own devices, and if he gets that nomination, that's what it's worth if he has none of the working party base with him.

So, where can a real convention be held real quick? Well, there's the big stadium in Indianapolis ~ huge place ~ three days there and we could have a candidate.

14 posted on 08/06/2012 12:44:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Crusher138
Reality is we are stuck with Willard.

I'm a free man. Know any good jokes about the democrat plantation? LOL
15 posted on 08/06/2012 12:44:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

In a way, it’s a subtle form of party infiltration and is encouraged much as is illegal immmigration.. to what purpose.. uhhh. Mars is the limit.. for now.

Time for a FResh pot of TEA.. maybe next election cycle or the next if we’re lucky enough to have one.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 12:46:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: 353FMG

Got one of those and went down the street to the Jamaican root worker lady ~ she said just put some bird poo on it and set fire to it ~


17 posted on 08/06/2012 12:47:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Crusher138
I'm right with you. Romney is a poor candidate, coming out of what I felt all along was a field of pretty poor candidates. I have no faith that he's not going to gaffe himself right out of contention.

I'm actually less worried about him on matters of policy because Obama has moved left so hard, that it makes the decision an easy one -- at least for me. I don't like Romney's position on some issues, but Obama's positions are generally so much worse. Obama is willing to kill our pseudo-capitalist system deliberately, based on his belief that the government can "do it better". Whatever other valid criticisms there are of Romney, I still think he's a much bigger believer in capitalism than Obama ever was. And the social issues won't go anywhere anyway.

But I don't have much faith Romney can pull this off.

18 posted on 08/06/2012 12:48:34 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Crusher138

Reality is that a vote for a 3rd party can help grow a 3rd party


19 posted on 08/06/2012 12:48:55 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
" Establishment figures like Tim Pawlenty, Condoleeza Rice, Ohio Senator Rob Portman or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are no conservatives and are recipes for a demoralized conservative base! "

Any one of those four picks will be an engraved invitation to another 2006 disaster. And it seems to be an accurate prediction of the future.

20 posted on 08/06/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, bible, and chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think the greatest effect of the tea party will be felt in congress and nearly nonexistent in the white house race.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 12:50:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Too late brother. mitt and the gop/e have pretty much destroyed the gop brand... a brand badly wounded from the 8 years of bush and the losing mcnasty campaign. From denying the Chick-Fil-A counter protest and declaring it not to be any part of his campaign... offering no support in any way... to refusing to make any effort to reach out to Conservatives in any way... not even a token "C" as a speaker... it is obvious that the gop of today has become the LIBERAL dim party of the 1980’s. The dims are now a marxist party.

LLS

22 posted on 08/06/2012 12:51:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: xzins

I received a GOP platform survey in the mail the other day. Actually, it was a plea for money disguised as a survey (as if they really care about rank and file opinions). It was a rather large packet of literature with no mention of conservatism or conservative values... None. Zip. Nada. I trashed it.


23 posted on 08/06/2012 12:55:36 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: LibLieSlayer

Today’s Republican Party is about as close to Ronald Reagan as today’s Democrat Party is to Henry “Scoop” Jackson.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 12:56:21 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s where you want the biggest gathering of patriots, they can impeach dang near anybody .. sad it has come down to ObamaCare Lite and Obama


25 posted on 08/06/2012 12:56:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: xzins

Agreed. “Reality” is what you make it.
One could just as easily say that a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for Obama because it keeps the truly conservative 3rd parties from winning.

I guess some people just think power is the GOP’s birthright.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: xzins
The speaker schedule announcements are more about who won't be the VP pick than who will be.
27 posted on 08/06/2012 1:01:12 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Crusher138
Reality is that if you think you will “teach the Republicans a lesson” by not voting you may be doing your country irreparable harm, possibly leading to a violent second civil war. Even so, if conservatives are not made part of this convention, millions of Republicans will abandon the Romney/Whoever ticket. You can't get party unity by threatening dire consequences. You have to do it by accepting and embracing those you don't like and asking for their help in winning.
28 posted on 08/06/2012 1:02:35 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Crusher138

You want him, you vote for him. I’m not stuck with someone I never had any intention of voting for. I don’t vote for liars or Socialists, and since Willard is both...


29 posted on 08/06/2012 1:04:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: NormsRevenge
... or why the GoP is so far adrift from the people they say they represent.

Because people keep voting for them against their better judgment, lacking the courage of their convictions. They are reaping what they've sown.

30 posted on 08/06/2012 1:05:40 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: xzins
...the other 75%

75%, really?

31 posted on 08/06/2012 1:06:13 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: xzins
...the other 75%

75%, really?

32 posted on 08/06/2012 1:06:13 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: excopconservative
Even so, if conservatives are not made part of this convention, millions of Republicans will abandon the Romney/Whoever ticket.

Well, one problem is that you have a lot of self-described conservatives who are angry at virtually every possible VP alternative. For some folks, any Republican who has said he/she supports Romney is a "traitor" -- which knocks out everyone from Palin, to Rubio, to Ryan.

But I agree with your point -- Romney must make a real effort to appeal to conservatives, because we are the core of the party. I'd like to hear him give a bunch of those classic Reagan lines at the convention, and to nominate as a running mate someone who can articulate that message strongly.

The core theme of this election -- at least to me -- is for the American people to decide whether the government is the solution, or the problem. For Republicans to win, they have to be able to make that argument convincingly. And that will take someone as VP who can hammer that issue.

33 posted on 08/06/2012 1:12:01 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: NormsRevenge

I suggest more tea party action at the state convention level. One of the biggest liberals on the republican national committee was thrown out in Michigan a couple months back when Saul Anuzis was replaced with Dave Agema in Michigan. Agema isn’t perfect but he’s a step in the right direction.

In fact, I’m rather sick of listening to moderates flap their gums with holier than thou talk of compromise. They’ve shown again and again that they are the uncompromising ones who will vote democrat before voting conservative.


34 posted on 08/06/2012 1:17:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EnquiringMind

It’s in the article.


35 posted on 08/06/2012 1:17:43 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Crusher138
Reality is that if you think you will “teach the Republicans a lesson” by not voting you may be doing your country irreparable harm, possibly leading to a violent second civil war.

What are you worried about? We surround them. I'm not advocating civil war, but it's time we brought this thing to a showdown anyway.

"It's too late to work within the system, but too early to start shooting the bastards."
~ Claire Wolfe

36 posted on 08/06/2012 1:20:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Crusher138
No, you and Rush live in Wishville where Roll Over Blvd. is the name of the main drag.

You can roll over in surrender and vote for a stone-cold demonstrated liberal Democrat registered as a Republican and wish that he won't act like what he is ...

... or you can vote for a plurality and gamble on the fact that the last two times a liberal Democrat was elected president on a plurality, he was steamrolled by the Republican Revolution and then impeached -- in other words, pluralities have a history of FAVORING conservatives. We know that here in Realville.

Reality is that you folks in Wishville lack the courage to fight Obama and believe Republicans in Congress would lack it, too -- yet you wish what that same Congress will "hold Romney's feet to the fire." That isn't Realville, that's Wishville.

Reality is that not voting or voting for a third party candidate will help the Obomination get re-elected.

That sentiment lacks any address in Realville. In Realville, any and every third party vote is entirely neutral withe regard to favoring either major party candidate; it is MATH. Any and every third party vote counts toward reducing the popular vote count of whichever candidate wins. THAT IS MATH. But because you live in Wishville, where wishes are like fishes and you can have them fried, you can demonize those who refuse to vote the way you want them to by pretending that "a third party vote helps Obama get re-elected."

Over here in Realville, we would suggest you take up with HW Bush your idea that third party votes favor the incumbent when he's come to be loathed by the folks who voted for him previously, as Obama is becoming loathed as of now.

Over here in Realville, we remember all the boogie-man threats of executive orders and civil war and "American can't survive" etc. that have been levied at conservative Republicans since the days of Bill Clinton as a means to bully them into voting for liberal Republicans.

Meanwhile, in Wishville, where you and Rush live, you actually buy into the imaginary concept of "voting against Obama!" Maybe you can vote "against" in Wishville ...

... but here in Realville, we understand that indeed, on any ballot ever, you are only given the choice of voting FOR something.

I'm voting for a plurality because I live in Realville. You're voting for a stone-cold liberal Republican because you're in Wishville.

As Rush would say, "It is what it is."

37 posted on 08/06/2012 1:22:55 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: Crusher138
possibly leading to a violent second civil war.

The downside of that is getting increasingly hard to see.

38 posted on 08/06/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: muawiyah

I get a Romney photo and several letters virtually every day. Seems like the RNC and Romney just like to waste money on this junk mail. Why would anyone want to open the 100th letter from Romney if the first 99 never raised a penny? What about the passage of time would have changed my mind? What recent statement of his? Just axin.


39 posted on 08/06/2012 1:49:06 PM PDT by masadaman
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To: Finny

Well put!


40 posted on 08/06/2012 1:50:14 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Excellent comparison... or Zell Miller for that matter.

LLS


41 posted on 08/06/2012 1:53:53 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Finny

Nicely put!


42 posted on 08/06/2012 2:09:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: cripplecreek
I think its sad that so many here are thrilled that so many Obama voters are switching sides. Those radical leftist views are going to infect the party and kill it.

If you lost the last election, how do you plan to win the next election unless some of the people who voted against you last time vote for you this time?? Reagan in 1980 got millions of votes from people who voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976 -- didn't work out too badly.

43 posted on 08/06/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT by BohDaThone
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To: BohDaThone

Enjoy your new improved liberal party while it lasts.


44 posted on 08/06/2012 2:35:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: COBOL2Java; j_tull; Crusher138
Thank you!

Crusher, another thing those of us in Realville understand: if Romney wins with a landslide, he and progressives and moderates will quickly pervert what was a referendum on Obama, into a resounding popular mandate for Romney -- we here in Realville see pretty clearly that they would do this because it is in their best interests.

You and Rush over there in Wishville, on the otherhand, can only wish they won't do that. And if Romney wins on a landslide, and you watch open-mouthed as conservative Republicans one by one cave to the pressure of Romney and moderate Republicans as they move forward with nationalized health care, global warming regulation, the gay agenda, activist judges, and ever-creeping government oversight and tyranny because, after all, the top Republican leader has the backing of the easy majority of voting Americans so he must be doing something right ...

... you folks there in Wishville would be wishing you never even heard of Mitt Romney, let alone voted for him.

We here in Realville, on the other hand, have faced and accepted the universal truth when a conservative votes for a liberal Democrat registered as a Republican, a bad outcome is guaranteed. You folks in Wishville wish it wasn't.

45 posted on 08/06/2012 2:41:50 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: xzins; All

“This is a “base election” where the result will be decided by which Party’s base is most energized. That’s why Obama has embarked on his class warfare campaign, endorsed same-sex marriage, issued an Executive Order to implement the Dream Act (to pander to Hispanics) and why he continues to sit on the Keystone Pipeline to curry favor with environmentalists.....Governor Romney, on the other hand, has done nothing to appeal to conservatives, even when he was handed 20 million conservative supporters through Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day he ignored them, by saying, “That’s not something that’s part of my campaign.”....Governor Romney and his campaign team just don’t seem to grasp that all the energy in the Republican Party lies with small government constitutional conservatives and Tea Partiers, and to win they need to energize conservatives, not just get their votes on Election Day.....To energize conservatives, Mitt must choose a vice presidential nominee who conservatives see as a conservative, not one the establishment thinks is safe, but one who conservatives will accept as one of their own – a small government constitutional conservative.”

I hope Romney stays true to character and doesn’t pick a “small government constitutional conservative.” Then, maybe, some folks here on FR will realize what a disaster a Romney presidency would be, vote third party, and then start working now on getting a REAL conservative as POTUS in 2016. Of course, it is also critical to ensure that conservative House and Senate candidates get elected to Congress. I have the privilege to tommorrow, her in Missouri, to vote for Sarah Palin endorsed Steel to replace the ubber liberal Dem Senater Claire McCaskill. This will help move the Senate to conservative GOP control and negate anymore Obamination antics.


46 posted on 08/06/2012 3:02:48 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

We vote tomorrow in Michigan too. I have a good solid tea party representative and will be voting for Clark Durant to run against stabenow.


47 posted on 08/06/2012 3:11:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

“This is a “base election” where the result will be decided by which Party’s base is most energized. That’s why Obama has embarked on his class warfare campaign, endorsed same-sex marriage, issued an Executive Order to implement the Dream Act (to pander to Hispanics) and why he continues to sit on the Keystone Pipeline to curry favor with environmentalists.....Governor Romney, on the other hand, has done nothing to appeal to conservatives, even when he was handed 20 million conservative supporters through Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day he ignored them, by saying, “That’s not something that’s part of my campaign.”....Governor Romney and his campaign team just don’t seem to grasp that all the energy in the Republican Party lies with small government constitutional conservatives and Tea Partiers, and to win they need to energize conservatives, not just get their votes on Election Day.....To energize conservatives, Mitt must choose a vice presidential nominee who conservatives see as a conservative, not one the establishment thinks is safe, but one who conservatives will accept as one of their own – a small government constitutional conservative.”

I hope Romney stays true to character and doesn’t pick a “small government constitutional conservative.” Then, maybe, some folks here on FR will realize what a disaster a Romney presidency would be, vote third party, and then start working now on getting a REAL conservative as POTUS in 2016. Of course, it is also critical to ensure that conservative House and Senate candidates get elected to Congress. I have the privilege to tommorrow, her in Missouri, to vote for Sarah Palin endorsed Steel to replace the ubber liberal Dem Senater Claire McCaskill. This will help move the Senate to conservative GOP control and negate anymore Obamination antics.


48 posted on 08/06/2012 3:13:37 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: xzins

I can just hear the screehes of the RomneyBots now...

“This was written by someone who HATES our po lil boy Wee Willie...

This HATER is from DU and is a secret Obama voter..”

LOL


49 posted on 08/06/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: xzins

Ignoring the 75% of the conservative base seems to be mittens’ specialty.


50 posted on 08/06/2012 3:20:34 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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