Skip to comments.Politics (as usual) is the art of the possible, but with God ALL things are possible!!
Posted on 08/16/2012 12:24:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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There’s the story of the man whose house was being flooded by heavy rains. When the water was up to the porch, the sheriff’s office sent by a boat.
“I will not have the government rescue me,” said the owner. “I will wait for God to rescue me.”
When the water covered the first floor of his home, the sheriff’s office sent another boat to him.
“I will not have the government rescue me,” the owner insisted. “I will wait for God to rescue me.”
When the water was up to the roof line, the man clung to his chimney and the sheriff’s office sent a boat to him one last time.
“I am not changing my mind,” said the owner. “I will wait here for God to rescue me.”
The water came up above the chimney and the man drowned. When he arrived in Heaven, he complained that God did not rescue him from his house.
“Sure I did,” said the Lord. “I sent a boat over to you three times. It’s not my fault you were too foolish to get in.”
This illustrates, to me, how foolish some FReepers are that won’t allow an imperfect candidate to rescue them from the greater evil of Obamunism.
Ask yourself this. If God’s plan is to elect Romney so the economy begins to heal and then Romney dies in office making Ryan president, is that not far better than re-electing Obama and having him die in office so Biden becomes president?
After all, with God, all things are possible. Why not trust God to do it His way instead of insisting you know better?
There's a truly terrifying phrase. I had a number of conversations with friends in 08 who were convinced Palin wasn't capable of being president.
To which of course my reply was that I thought she was a great deal more capable and competent than Biden.
I think my position has been well supported over the last 3 years.
Well, obviously, I have no control over anything but my own actions and you yours. The election of Romney may or may not be in God’s will. He leaves us and all voters with our own free will. Vote for evil, you get evil.
Make it a double impeachment. They are co conspirators in the attempted coup d’etat, y’know. Make it a constitutional crisis like there’s never been one before. If we have to leave the election of the next president with the House of Representatives, I’m fine with that. Just make sure we elect a super majority of tea party conservatives. Turn out as never before and vote straight CONSERVATIVE!!
Despise not the day of small things.
Before Obama, I had slim hope that the 17th could be repealed. But now in this environment, I believe it is doable especially electing the conservative candidates. Takes two thirds of both houses of Congress and then 3/4 of the states.
Obama by his lawlessness in office has done more to bring to light the need for the 17th to be repealed.
The 16th might be taller order. But if we don’t push for it, debate it, demand it and vote for people who will do it, no it would not happen.
There is no greater evil than that which corrupts from within.
You clearly have no chance of stopping that by refusing to oppose The Disaster.
There will be no baby-killing initiatives coming from the Romney administration and there clearly WILL BE coming from another Obama administration.
BTW The Disaster is killing more than just innocent babies and will continue to do so if allowed to stay in power.
Politics IS the art of the possible -- when Clinton won on a plurality the first time, the "possible" happened and he was forced to the right by the Republican Revolution. When he was elected by a plurality the second time, he was impeached. Talk about the art of the possible! And God lending a hand!
ABOers, there's a better way to use your vote. Forget about holding your nose and voting for Romney. Instead, HEED your nose and reject him. When your nose tells you something stinks, it's warning you it's rotten or toxic. Your nose is a wise and faithful guide. HEED IT.
USE your vote in the "art of the possible" by voting for a plurality -- voting third party. Mathematically and materially, any and all third party votes (and there will be plenty from the left) favor neither Obama nor Romney, but each and every one counts toward reducing the popular mandate of the winner. Because Obama is so very low in support and so many former supporters have abandoned him, there's very little chance he could win a majority. Good conservatives who rightly loathe Romney have been whipped up into a state of hysteria by pundits of the right, and it is dangerously near frightening them into voting for someone they KNOW is wrong.
Voting third party risks an Obama win, as it also risks a Romney win. Either way, the next president will be a liberal statist whom conservatives in Congress will have to oppose. Historically, conservatives have made great strides opposing liberal presidents elected on pluralities.
Thank you, Jim, and God bless you, Free Republic, and America. And may He help conservatives overcome the affliction of ABO before November.
Unfortunately, I don’t think it is possible to obtain the necessary 2/3 majority of the Senate to impeach officials or judges.
Much less the 3/4 of states needed for an amendment.
That’s not the fault of politicians, it’s the fault of Americans, who are deeply split on these issues. You can’t get 2/3 or 3/4 majorities in a country split more or less 50/50.
For that matter, Obama can be redeemed.
Ryan will help.
And maybe he'll bring you a pony for Christmas, too. *rolls eyes*
Pray for a plurality and vote for a plurality. It's the best hope conservatives in Congress have for overpowering the next liberal president, be he Obama or Romney.
TEA Taxed Enough Already is what my TEA Party stands for. You're asking for someone to do something no other electable candidate has ever advocated before, and for things that have never been discussed at any TEA Party I've ever been to. In my view, it's time to fight only the battles that can conceivably be won.
Jim, after all the work I put in for what’s his name on the last presidential election I vowed never again, yet here I am encouraging the Romney vote. Granted, Romney wasnt our 1st 2nd or even 3rd choice; but I doubt our Country could withstand another 4 years of assault from Mr Executive Order. Look at the damage that has been done since he took office. Before you refuse to vote or vote 3rd party I ask you and all others to seriously consider what’s at stake. I know it sounds cliche, this is the most important election of our lifetime.
Well, Romney’s a big government statist just like the rest of them, so you’re protesting up the wrong tree.
Look at his record. He’s a Keynesian. He has stated that TARP and the bailouts and the stimulus spending were all good and necessary to “save” the economy and more will be necessary. He even supports global warming and shamnesty. Do you have any idea how those two items affect our economy? He also obviously supports big government intrusion into our personal lives and what SHOULD be personal choice. Ever heard of RomneyCare?
Romney is a liberal progressive big government man. Always has been, always will be.
ArrogantSOB, YOUR thinking is like opting to drink salt water when parched and adrift at sea instead of planning and strategizing to take advantage of the next fresh water rain.
We can survive another four years of Obama, especially if he is elected on an embarassing, humiliating plurality where the majority of Americans rejected him at the ballot box. He would be a joke, and a Congress with fresh new Republican and conservative faces, joined by liberal Republicans who suddenly fear for their own skins after seeing liberal Romney rejected, will successfully FIGHT and OVERCOME Obama.
If, in your desperation, you succeed in doling out salt water Romney to slate thirst for freedom, you'll end up making things worse.
EVERY election is the most important in our lifetimes. And they keep recruiting people like you to jam their current big government statists down our throats because we FEAR the evil bastards and are too frightened to fight them.
Romney is so far over the red line that he would need to borrow a pair of strong binoculars from Obama to even see it.
I have both the confidence and the faith that it could -- and I believe that God would be more likely to favor us if he saw us RIGHTLY reject an agent of moral depravity as Romney has been, even at the risk of Obama. The path of least resistance -- Romney -- is for a chicken-hearted, frightented people.
Before you refuse to vote or vote 3rd party I ask you and all others to seriously consider whats at stake.
For crying out loud, WE HAVE. Hello??
How about you? How seriously have YOU considered what you're about to sanction with your sacred vote? Before you vote for Romney, I ask you and all others to LOOK AT THE MAN'S RECORD. You will find that, for real, he has advanced and promoted every single major liberal agenda, from amoral abortion-on-demand to forcing every entity from the Boy Scouts to adoption agencies to the military to accommodate the demands of homosexuals, to global warming regulation with an eye to ultimately seeing international oversight to trump American sovereignty in the name of "saving the planet," to activist liberal judicial appointments, to being the original author of ObamaCare!
I ASK you and all others -- seriously consider what on earth you are thinking, where your head is at, that you are willing to vote FOR a man whose entire political career is one of advancing all those things? WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?
I know it sounds cliche, this is the most important election of our lifetime.
You're wrong -- it doesn't sound cliche. It IS cliche, and it is said every four years. Heed Ecclesiastes: "There is nothing new under the sun."
USE your vote to create a plurality win for whichever liberal wins. It's the best hope conservatives in Congress will have of successfully opposing his liberal agenda. Romney is a liberal registered in the Republican Party. You are on the verge of voting for a liberal, and you REAP what you SOW.
Er ... make that “slake” the thirst for freedom. Typo!!!
Very well worth repeating.
If you don't vote for someone you agree with, your opinion will never be known and you will have waste your vote.
P.S. I will not be providing any mandate for Romney or Obama.
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