Skip to comments.Why I Will Vote for Romney-Ryan in November
Posted on 08/17/2012 3:40:53 PM PDT by mkjessup
I've been on FR since 2003. Hard to believe next March will be my 10th year here, assuming I don't get zotted for one reason or another, lol
To that handful of detractors who would LIKE to think this is my opus, guess again suckers - I would never give you the satisfaction of it. Now that we have that out of the way, why this vanity?
First of all, I'm posting this in News/Activism not because this is sourced from a network, newspaper, etc., but because I've noticed that nobody else worries about posting their vanities in the 'Personal/Blogger' section, so WTH should I?
Now for the purpose of my writing today: after a great deal of soul searching and I might add, a goodly amount of prayer, I have come to the conclusion that my vote in November must and will be cast for the GOP ticket of Romney and Ryan. I did not reach this decision easily. Even a casual review of my past posts will reveal that I have reviled, ridiculed, lambasted and sneered at Mitt Romney with the best of them. I've posted my own home brewed graphics to the laughs of my fellow FReepers, I have been steadfast in saying 'no damn way' would I ever even consider voting for that liberal Republican from Massachuetts, no way would I reward the GOP elites with my vote after they've pissed on conservatives from sea to shining sea. The Party of Reagan is no more, let no one deceive you. We as conservatives are more at home in the Tea Party, and yet what was for a short while the natural home for conservatives, i.e. the Republican Party is an unfamiliar neighborhood, a place that sometimes looks like the place we remember, but upon a second glance, we realize that everything is different now, everything has changed.
Now there are good and Godly conservatives who in a perfect world, WOULD be viable candidates for the Presidency, there is no need to list them all here, we all have our favorites and we all know who we would prefer to be voting for. Our own Tom Hoefling would be a better President than the miserable Kenyan sonuvabitch that is stinking up the White House right now, hell *I* would be a better President than that despicable usurper and liar, and so would most of you, my fellow FReepers.
Now I can recite (and in the past, I have) endless reasons as to why I could not and would not vote for Mitt Romney. In many ways it galls me no end to have reached the conclusion that my own Constitutional duty is to vote for a guy that I had sworn never to vote for. It really REALLY starches my shorts however I have had to question my own perspectives, my own views and ask myself the question, "can I honestly justify another four years of what one of my heroes Senator Joe McCarthy would certainly have labeled a 'Communist regime'?
I cannot do that. I do not like the presumptive GOP nominee, I do not agree with many of his past positions. However I cannot deny that one and only one of the two major party candidates for President is going to be sworn in next January. It will either be that treasonous little bastard 0bama, or it will be Mitt Romney. Anyone, and I mean ANYBODY, who thinks that Tom Hoefling, Virgil Goode, or any other non-'Rat/non-GOP candidate is going to be sworn in as our 45th President next year, I will personally bet $100,000 against that happening at any odds they wish, because that is how likely it is that NEITHER 0bama or Romney will end up being elected in November. I won't lose one dime on that sort of wager.
So how do I justify voting for the GOP and Romney this time around? Well, some things I do NOT believe about Romney is that he hates America, that he hates our capitalist system, that he wants to weaken our national defense, sell out our allies and reward our enemies. I don't agree with nor support his religious faith. But his belief in the tenets of Mormonism is quite frankly between him and God. Now while it is easy to find all sorts of things about the Mormon faith that fly in the face of basic traditional Christianity, if the choice is between a closet-crypto Muslim in the White House, and a church going, charitable, prayerful Mormon who doesn't cheat on his wife, doesn't smoke dope, doesn't even drink (is that true? I'm not sure but I think Mitt is a tee-totaler), I'm pulling the lever for that Mormon guy.
Picture all of America on a gigantic airliner, streaking through the sky, when word comes back from the cockpit that Captain 0bama has never even flown a plane of this size or any size, he's been reading the instruction manual from a hidden teleprompter on top of the instrument panel, we're headed for a bad patch of CAT (Clear Air Turbulence) and the illustrious fake pilot is going to try and fake his way through that turbulence, and it is a foregone conclusion that "we're all gonna die!" - but up in first class (of course, lol) Mitt Romney stands up and informs everyone that he IS a licensed pilot, and that he can get our airliner away from the turbulence, down to a safer altitude, get us back on the proper heading, and land safely at our destination. He offers to take the controls. SOME passengers question him "have you ever flown a plane like this?" and he answers honestly "no, not quite this size, but I AM a pilot, I HAVE flown in difficult circumstances before, and I've got more skills than that fake pilot up in the cockpit that we are about to crash with". Who the Hell is going to argue against that logic? No other pilots on board. No parachutes. And indeed, a fool and an oaf at the controls of the cockpit. WTF do we have to lose?
And another analogy that I've already posted recently, which is that conservatives need to do what the Western allies did in World War II, they did not particularly like Joe Stalin, in fact they knew him to be a rotten communist sonvuabitch but the "enemy of our enemy was our friend" (or at least a convenient ally) and the GREATER enemy was in Berlin, in the form of Hitler and we needed Stalin and his troops to attack the Nazis from the East, and that is why we sent them tons of lend-lease assistance to help them accomplish that. And what kind of fools would have urged a different course in that war? A course of telling Stalin and Soviet Russia that they were "on their own" and they would receive no assistance from us? Can you imagine for just a moment if Nazi Germany had prevailed on the Eurasian continent, the Swastika flying all the way from London to Vladivostok?
Now having painted that sort of grim picture of alternate history, I think we can agree that for all of Mitt Romney's faults, he is not a Joe Stalin, he may be a liberal but he is no Communist.
Can we say the same for 0bama and his crew of America-hating scumbags?
Now a powerful factor in my decision to support the GOP ticket was in fact, the selection of Paul Ryan as Romney's VP running mate. Now Paul Ryan is nobody's fool. If there was anybody I wanted to have the ear of 'President Romney' it would be Vice President Paul Ryan. Everyone keeps saying "if Romney would just move to the right", well I believe Paul Ryan is the best person to accomplish that task. They seem to have a good chemistry and that bodes well for the success of their ticket. The polls show Romney-Ryan up, and 0bama and the 'Rats freaking and shrieking as their numbers decline.
Now I have myself made the argument in the past that the only difference between Romney and 0bama is that 0bama is driving us to the edge of the cliff at 100 mph, and Romney is going to reduce our speed to a thrifty 55 mph. And even IF that were to be proven true, I'm not in any hurry to reach the edge of that cliff.
Now in closing, I ask the following question: how many of us would clench our teeth and pull the lever for Gerald Ford, or Bob Dole, or any other establishment RINO if it meant the end of 0bama? To get that filthy Communist out of the White House, I would (to paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill) 'consider writing in the name of the devil himself', and so for that reason my friends and FRiends, I will support and vote for the GOP ticket of Romney & Ryan in November, not because everything about it excites and pleases me, but because I cannot be a party to another 4 years of the Kenyan traitor staining and besmirching the Office once held by the greatest President of all history, Ronald Wilson Reagan. I submit that Reagan would vote for Romney. We can be assured that Sarah Palin is going to vote for Romney. So will Newt Gingrich. So will Rick Santorum. So IF I am making a mistake by casting my vote for the GOP this year, I will be in good company.
Thanks for your kind consideration.
Yep... vote for the lesser of two weasels!
*Ping* to my FRiends ...
Well said Mark.
Sometimes in the real world, we have to go with the weasel that poses the lesser danger. Weasels still bite, however 0bama is the weasel with rabies, Romney isn’t foaming at the mouth.
I think of it more as “Get Obama Out Now, Deal With Romney Later.”
So do I Mr Gator, so do I. And I didn’t reach this decision easily.
very well written my friend.
I’m voting for Romney because I can’t tolerate another 4 years of Bambi being my president. My vote is to get rid of the worst bunch of POS to ever be in charge of this country. I’ll worry about Romney when the time comes.
Unlike a few people around here, I don’t personally dislike Gov. Romney. I personally dislike McCain and I still voted for him.
Besides, there’s nothing better than liberal tears.
Neither did I...but in reality it’s not much of a decision, it’s the hand we’ve been dealt.
And the one good thing is at least we’ll see liberal heads explode if Obama loses, so if for nothing else but for the entertainment value, it would be worth it.
And if for nothing else, we should take the approach of voting out all incumbents, and Obama is the incumbent.
7 reasons why we must vote Obama out of office:
1. In his 2nd term, the gloves will come off and Obama will truly become Obamugavez
2. In his 2nd term, given the opportunity, Obama will appoint Eric Holder to the Supreme Court
3. In his 2nd term, Obama will accelerate the process of marginalizing both the Supreme Court and Congress and concentrating all political power in America in the executive agencies, such as the EPA, which will increasingly subject Americans to Rule by Fiat, rather than Rule of Law.
4. In his 2nd term Obama will accelerate his tear-down of the American defense establishment and effectively remove America from the world stage (a promise hes already basically made to the Russians)
5. In his 2nd term, Obama will sign a deal with the Arabs to sell Israel down the river
6. In his 2nd term, Obama will take the gloves off on Global Warming and basically shut down whats left of the US economy in order to make the very worst of the EnviroNazis happy.
7. In his 2nd term, Obama will step up his active, covert support for street gangs, flash mobs and New Black Panther voter intimidation, with the goal of staging and inciting civil unrest and marginalizing any kind of spontaneous dissent.
8. In his 2nd term, Obama will accelerate the process of ceding US sovereignty to the UN on all matters, particularly those involving the environment, gun control and victims rights (aka anti-home-schooling).
I’ve held my nose while voting before, and will do it again for Romney.
I like that!
Plenty of votes to cast this November. Be sure to get out the vote Regardless of POTUS. We MUST show up in unprecedented numbers!
Or that. :)
The graphic in Post 2 says it all.
Obama simply has to be defeated. I wish some people here would realize this. I’m sick and tired of being called a RINO simply for supporting the only candidate who has a chance of defeating Obama.
Thank you for your post.
Im looking for a massive crushing defeat, the biggest in American history, one that his father will feel
So how do I justify voting for the GOP and Romney this time around? Well, some things I do NOT believe about Romney is that he hates America, that he hates our capitalist system, that he wants to weaken our national defense, sell out our allies and reward our enemies. I don’t agree with nor support his religious faith. But his belief in the tenets of Mormonism is quite frankly between him and God. Now while it is easy to find all sorts of things about the Mormon faith that fly in the face of basic traditional Christianity, if the choice is between a closet-crypto Muslim in the White House, and a church going, charitable, prayerful Mormon who doesn’t cheat on his wife, doesn’t smoke dope, doesn’t even drink (is that true? I’m not sure but I think Mitt is a tee-totaler), I’m pulling the lever for that Mormon guy.
Government employees, government pensioners, government-connected business and environmentalist/animal-worshiping/man-hating NGO folks in my area are mostly in for Romney. But with either Romney or Obama, they win the remainder of the pile of debt and regulate the last of the real producers (families in small manufacturing and agriculture) out of business.
The Executive Order that the President has at his disposal can be a concern when making the choice of Obama/Romney. In the 2nd term even if the Congress isn’t of his party the President can use the EO to do things we don’t need or appreciate.
And either way, BTW, the socialist, political/regulator beast will be starved. It’s starving itself.
I hear ya.
When we are born, we are the ultimate ideological purists. We won’t eat what we don’t like, we cry when when things don’t go our way, and generally fail to understand that there is a world out there besides our immediate wants. Growing up is the process of realizing that life isn’t fair, and the best you can do is play the hand you’re dealt the most effective and intelligent way you can. Romney happens to be that poker hand at the moment.
I find your analogies to be flawed and won’t address them. What I will do is repost something I wrote to another FReeper on another post. This FReeper was denigrating Jim Robinson for refusing to vote for Romney. You haven’t done so, but you are making some of the same erroneous assumptions about the power of Ryan to hold Romney in check.
What follows is my previous post after quoting the person I was responding to:
It is ..... surprising to see Jim Robinson actively working to defeat Romney ... and doing that has the result of giving David Axelrod a free gift. If that doesnt shock a longtime Freeper, well, have nice day.
No, I am not shocked I am pleased to see such courage. Romney is NOT conservative. Romney will de facto be painted as the Conservative candidate by the MSM. Therefore, he will damage the brand Conservative by his future actions. It is quite possbile to discern those actions based upon his past actions. When Romney screws up, and he will, the brand of conservatism will suffer because most people arent wise enough to know that Romney is not conservative. This will hinder, possibly for a very long time, the chances of getting a real conservative as POTUS.
Once again, you imply that Jim Robinson (et. Al.) are giving support to the Dems by opposing the election of Romney. That is spin and an incorrect interpretation of what is going on. Also, it is insulting and denigrating. To protect conservatism from being maligned by a false conservative is an honorable and courageous thing to do. It is the only “correct” thing to do.
This stand has NOTHING to do with providing support to Obama, it is about protecting conservatism. You should stop saying or implying such a thing as Jim Robinson supporting Obama or his minions.
If one protects and insists upon true conservatism in a GOP candidate....that IS in the best long term interests of the country and the GOP. To sell out and support Romney for the pragmatic expediency of removing Obama does NOT fix the problem, it actually makes it worse.
No one disagrees that Obama is horrific...very horrific. However, if one compromises on bedrock principles (opposing abortion, opposing the Homosexual agenda) in order to get rid of him. Then they are using gasoline to put out a fire. It will not work, just make things worse. You will be replacing one wrong with another and do more damage in the process. Obama is evil, but Romney is NOT the answer to Obama.
I’ll just say: read the tag line.
MARK,I’M WITH YOU!!!!!
MARK,I’M WITH YOU!!!!!
MARK,I’M WITH YOU!!!!!
If Romney isn’t the answer to Obama, then who? And by that, I mean somebody with a reasonable chance to defeat him?
We aren’t voting our way out of this sh!t storm.
I’m concerned he may try to do all those things between now and Jan 20, 2013. Except Holder to the SCOTUS.
I’ll be interested to read Jim Rob’s reaction to this should he decide to post.
Good post mk.
Job One is that Obama and his corrupt Communist Administration—ALL OF THEM-—have to go, for my country to survive.
Obama has to go for my family to survive.
Obama has to go for my posterity to survive.
Romney/Ryan is the only vehicle available to me to defeat Obama on November 6th.
So I am taking the ride.
Good article,Mark. Too bad you had to state the obvious.
And one other thing: there is no doubt in my mind that in a (GOD forbid) 2nd Obama term we would see a dictator to end all dictators, and based on the recent past I have ZERO confidence in the Repubs in Congress to lift a finger to stop it.
I don’t like Romney on so many levels it’s hard to begin...I think he’s basically a statist, he’s a liberal, he’s a member of a nutty cult, and I don’t find him a very attractive person. I couldn’t even bring myself to vote for him, and I was thinking about voting R down ticket but not voting for Romney, because I honestly didn’t think he had any chance of winning and I didn’t want to cast my vote for somebody I really didn’t like or respect (once again).
However, the choice of Ryan has made all the difference. Ryan actually has a program, he’s not a statist, he’s not liberal either socially or economically, and he’s well spoken and principled.
Looking back, I think Romney’s main thing is that he wants to be President, and he’s been spending a fortune and every waking moment for the last 8 years setting up his run. However, the problem is that he has no ideas and principles, and he goes with whatever is the dominant ethos (for example, he was very liberal in very liberal MA) and whatever he thinks would help him get elected.
I think he was urged to pick Ryan because it was clear that conservatives were not going to vote for him unless he did what would have been mentally impossible for him, which was develop a conservative program and adopt a principled stand. By picking Ryan, he got not only a nice, likeable VP candidate, but an entire program and something that he can use to win. And to his credit, he has been vigorously supporting it.
So to get Ryan in, I’ll vote for Romney.
“When we are born, we are the ultimate ideological purists.”
I’m going to stop you right there. Your very first sentence is completely wrong. When we were born, you and I, we were depraved sinners. To develope moral absolutes we wouldn’t violate comes with age and growing up. Of course, maybe some just never learned there are indeed moral absolutes that should not be violated.
Promoting Abortion and Homosexuality.....things Romney has done, and never truly repented of, are MORAL ABSOLUTES to me. I won’t help elect a baby killer to figher another baby killer. You ABO sellouts are doing just that.
Refreshing sanity. I agree with all of it and salute you for writing it. May it serve to bring others to the same realization of what we are facing.
Completely with you. Romney wasn’t my first choice, but I will vote for him without hesitation to turn Obama out. Of course, I would vote for the ticket of Richard Nixon and Pablo Escobar rather than let this guy stay in power.
If we don’t get Obama out now, America is over. At this point, to work against Romney’s election would just be selfish, stupid and suicidal.
Those are wise words FRiend, and I intend to use them again sometime real soon. Thank you for them.
All of my time and money is going to support conservative congressional candidates and local candidates. I refuse to give Romney a dime of my money or a second of my time.
Since I live in Texas, it doesn’t really matter who I vote for. Obama has no chance whatsoever of carrying my state.
As much as it pains me to to say it though, when it comes time to vote, I will probably hold my nose and vote for Romney. In politics, sometimes the only choice you have is to pick between the lesser of two evils.
I would gladly vote for Nixon over Romney.