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This lack of stomach for the battle on the cultural issues has large, and negative, consequences for the establishment Republican Party. In 2006 and 2008 millions of conservative voters abandoned the GOP, and the Party’s popularity plummeted, because these voters saw a Party led by people lacking in principle and unwilling to fight for the conservative agenda.

We must vote for conservatives in down ticket races. We've got to be there for them.

Even for those disenchanted with our selection at the top of the ticket, it is WRONG to forego voting in some kind of temper tantrum. There are other conservatives running for other offices, and retaining the House and capturing the Senate is a priority, rinos notwithstanding. And let's not forget state, local, and judicial races, not to mention issues on the ballot.

1 posted on 09/08/2012 5:58:06 PM PDT by xzins
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I promise I’ll vote for every conservative on my ballot.


2 posted on 09/08/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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The temper tantrum was on the part of the GOP-e.

I suppose we could expell them from the party ~ actually we need to do that as soon as possible. First, clean the big donor's pockets, then expell their nancy boys!

3 posted on 09/08/2012 6:02:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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LOL - the 2006 and 2008 elections were NOT lost because social issues Republicans didn’t go to the polls. The 2012 election will not be won entirely on social issues, either.


4 posted on 09/08/2012 6:03:39 PM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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The GOP are a bunch of numbnuts afraid of their own shadow that they not even cast. All they can bring up is the economy, economy, economy....

You mean to tell me that that is the only problem America has — the economy?

Sheesh what a mess.


6 posted on 09/08/2012 6:04:30 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To heck with it...just let Obama & democrats win and see how bad it will get. May be then moderates will wake up. With 2 or 3 more justices appointed to SCOTUS by Obama could start a revolution?


8 posted on 09/08/2012 6:07:38 PM PDT by entropy12
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No leaders Chris Cristie seems to be leading the scare them campaigne and anti Eastwood campaigne just fine while patting himself on the shoulder.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 6:11:29 PM PDT by dalebert
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The GOP doesn’t care. They only care money.

The GOP is trying to jettison social issues as fast as they can. Just like they are trying to get rid of the TEA party.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 6:38:33 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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When I was waiting in the long line during that Wednesday of the Chick-Fil-A “buycott,” I stood back and intently listened to folks, who were all animated and very vocal with each other despite being strangers. People were fired-up, talking about liberal indoctrination in schools, the country in total moral decline, the Tea Parties, Huckabee and Palin’s websites/facebook pages, etc.

I didn’t hear anyone mention Romney, nor the economy. All that energy to be tapped, but it’s going to waste. The GOP is too embarrassed by social conservatism and traditional values, it seems. Quite a change from 20-25 years ago. The assumption is apparently that the anti-Obama sentiment is automatically going to transfer into an avid pro-Romney groundswell, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it. From what I see, it’s just creating a more angry, more alienated anti-politician attitude, and folks who increasingly believe they have no voice.


16 posted on 09/08/2012 6:47:48 PM PDT by greene66
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As far back as I can recall in my life, the Republican Party has treated Conservatives like some red-haired stepchild. They have been too embarrassed to stand for the values that made our Nation great. They have sought instead to adopt positions that offend no one. Thus, they stand for nothing.

The Tea Party stands for the ideals that I hold dear:

Individual Freedom,
Sacredness of Human Life – at all stages,
Freedom of Speech,
Freedom of Religion,
Limited Government,
Fiscal Responsibility
Strong National Defense

I’m supporting the Romney – Ryan ticket in this election because I believe that our Beloved Nation would be irreparably damaged by another four years of the Obama Regime. In the future, the Republican Party should not rely on my vote unless it acknowledges and takes ownership of the Conservative Agenda that I support.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

17 posted on 09/08/2012 7:18:34 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Anyone watching and listening to the Democratic National Convention would have thought that social conservatives run Washington and that we are a vote or two away from stopping this vision of the liberal “progress” the country would make under President Obama.
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the left controls most of the media.
i’m watching the media talk about how women will be forced to do home abortions and segregation will return.
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Romney and the GOP-E, turn their back on the Tea Party.
this results in nothing except:
1) NO change in how the liberals portray the GOP. NONE!
2) it makes Romney more bland, and seemsing to stand for NOTHING.
3) lowers the enthusiam and turnout of the conservative base!
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...stupid stupid strategy.


20 posted on 09/08/2012 7:39:12 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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Bill Kristol wrote the same thing today! Kristol says Romney better speak up soon. So far, he draws no contrast that moves the needle to his favor. He says Romney is back to his pre Ryan pattern.

Translation: “boring” everyone senseless, while the country dies.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 8:18:29 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: xzins
Didn't anybody watch Allen West's video the day after the "God" fiasco?

Now, there's a response which should resonate with all conservatives!

23 posted on 09/08/2012 8:44:27 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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