Yes, this is the same “Romney or else” sophistry I have seen repeatedly posted on Free Republic by the ABO crowd. “2ndDivisionVet” if I wasn't familiar with your “good” posting record, I would be convinced you had gone crazy.
I am going to use the same analogy about manure that I have been using elsewhere. You are a reasonable person, maybe you will understand. I can at least hope:
What has developed in this election is like someone showing me a pile of Horse Manure (Romney) and one of Pig Manure (Obama) and telling me I MUST chose between those two piles of which I want my face shoved into. Now there are those that pleadingly argue that Horse Manure (Romney) isn't nearly as smelly and Pig Manure (Obama). In fact, a daisy (Ryan) has been stuck in the Horse Manure (Romney) pile to make it more attractive, since we all love daisies. However, those so arguing for the Horse Manure (Romney) just can't seem to understand that they are still asking me to stick my face in a pile of Horse Manure!
Well, I'm going to take a third option, regardless of those folks that say I cannot. I refuse to stick my face in the Horse Manure (Romney) or the Pig Manure (Obama). No one can force me to accept that choice. But oh, there are those folks that argue that if I don't go with the Horse Manure (Romney) that I WILL be forced to stick my face in the Pig Manure (Obama). However, once again I say NO ONE CAN FORCE EITHER ON ME! The mere act of so forcing is TYRANNY, and that tyranny is coming from both the people that produced the Pig Manure (Obama) and Horse Manure (Romney)(oh I forgot the pretty daisy Ryan). I DO NOT BOW TO ANY FORM OF TYRANNY, REGARDLESS OF ITS SOURCE! I am made of sterner stuff. IF I do momentarily bow, it is only to develop a rapid way to strike a bow against the tyrants.
I am actually incredulous that otherwise intelligent people, like FR posters, are so quick to be tyrannized by a “primary process” or a “GOP establishment” to have to be “forced” to buy into Horse Manure(Romney) in the face (oops forgot the daisy - Ryan) by tyrants, and then have them have the AUDACITY to tell me that by default that if I don't pick the Horse Manure (Romney) with daisy (Ryan) that I WILL be picking the Pig Manure (Obama). That is nonsense. I cannot be forced into Pig Manure by tyrants anymore than Horse Manure. I WILL fight TYRANTS OF EITHER SIDE that force their Manure on me!
What is needed this day, are men an women with brave hearts and strong backs that refuse to chose between piles of manure! Fight men and women, fight the system and tyranny (from the left and right) that is attempting to force you to chose from piles of manure which is best! Fight, never stop fighting, never stop resisting. Don't give into specious arguments that you must chose manure of any sort. Like I said, fight. Use your brains and hearts, there are other things to do than picking a pile of manure. Even a pile with a daisy in it. IF the intelligent people here on FR would grow a spine and brain, and then use them, we could come up together with creative ways to resist either pile of manure. Help...stop being part of the party by being a “surrender monkey” and being forced to stick your face in a pile of manure.
"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
Fact is, we are going to elect a president this November whether or not you decide to participate. Nobody who sits out or wastes their vote on some joke candidate is going to be hailed as a hero when this election is over. I made that mistake in 1992 when I stupidly voted for Ross Perot over George Bush and ended up with Bill Clinton. I can still remember that election night, when Clinton and Gore were dancing like schoolgirls to Fleetwood Mac and doing the "Macarena". Did I feel like a principled voter that night? No. I felt like a jackass.
The following paragraph from the above article says it all...
...I refer you to Florida in 2000. Ralph Nader pulled 97,000 votes in Florida. Most of those people would have undoubtedly preferred Al Gore to George W. Bush. Gore lost Florida by 537 votes.
Um if it is not Romney sworn in in January 2013, and it’s not Obama sworn in january of 2013, whom did you see being sworn in?
Folks aren't saying you cannot. Unfortunately objective reality is saying you cannot. Barring a black swan event your choice is Romney or Obama. Also unfortunate is the fact that if you do not support Romney with your vote then you are substantially supporting Obama.
Why is it that the ABR crowd won't declare their preference that Obama receives a second term? I can see how that would be a defensible patriotic position. I.e., bring the nation to such a devastated low that fervor for freedom would ring anew. I disagree with that tactic but at least it doesn't deny the unassailable truth that trashing Romney benefis Zero.
your far too lengthy comments illustrate exactly why we ended up with Obama and his astonishingly horrible agenda (not to mention two ludicrously incompetent Supreme Court justices). You and others of your persuasion sat the last election out, maybe thinking “with a Marxist in the presidency, we’ll get the people to demand a REAL conservative next time”. Guess what, we didn’t. now we’re facing four more years of treason,, bankruptcy, wrecking of our armed forces, and a permanent leftist majority in the Supreme Court. If you sit this one out, you aren’t a conservative, you’re a disgrace. Just my opinion, of course.
What you are really saying is that you like Pig Chit.
You can call it a fight or anything you want to call it, but you still end up wading around in the chit while you are fighting.
I prefer horse dung. As a farmers son I have dealt with both and can assure you that horse dung is good for flowers and vegetables and doesn’t smell too bad. Pig chit is just plain nasty.
One of these two men is going to be President. That is a fact.
One of these two men is a totalitarian marxist. That is a fact.
You can choose to do your part in preventing the totalitarian marxist from being re-elected. Do your duty as an American whether you enjoy it or not.
And what are you fighting? The fact that one of two men - Obama or Romney - will be president come January 20th, 2012, barring some very strange circumstances that would have nothing to do with conservative activism against Romney?
Don Quixote had a better shot against that windmill.
We did fight. It was called the primary, and we lost and got stuck with Romney. I think we can all agree that almost no one here wanted him.
However, I will take the horse manure(Romney) over pig manure(Obama) anyday.
The pig manure also comes with with a whole bunch of dog Sh**. In the shape of Holder, Clinton, Napolitano, judges, ect. Not to mention, other things like an out of control EPA.
So, you give your vote to whoever you want, but please don't make ridiculous statements about Romney and Obama being the same kind of manure.
If anyone here thinks that Romney will appoint the same Marxists, racists, and members of the Muslin brotherhood as his staff, you are really to nuts to be voting anyway. Please do stay home.
I share the dismay of Sola Veritas, post 42, that the Romney choice dismays a staunch conservative to the point of not voting GOP, but fear not trying to oust Obama at the ballot box this November will only leave us a harder road on which ballot boxes will not be available.
Obama is not just a statist socialist, he and the wrecking crew behind him are rapidly creating a Leninist/Mao police state in which a leftist elite rule to the detriment of all who believe the US Constitution, free enterprise and Christian worship has a place in human self rule. They already have tied almost half of our population to the false promise of a government check and free health care. These fools think voting for him will make free money fall on their heads, they will end up as serfs or soylant green.
The anyone but Obama vote choice is necessary to rid our government of Obama, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano. Sebelius, Jarret, David Plouffe and all the other jackals, hyenas, vermin and scum that inhabit the 0bama White House. This nasty pack cannot be allowed to have another four years to wreck America and our economy. Give them more years in power and free elections won’t exist, voting will be plebicites to keep Great Ruler Obama or his Clone. Anyone who does not submit will be erased or imprisoned. Armed rebellion to resist this tryanny will be met with swift and irresistable force. Big government is not a friend or your mama, it is a step towards Hitler or Stalin.
This is why I and a lot of us on FR will vote for Romney/Ryan this November.