Skip to comments.After Foisting Romney on Base, GOP Elites Now Start to Gripe
Posted on 09/24/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT by neverdem
One of the most interesting aspects of the 2012 election is how the tea party movement has proven more politically mature than the center-rights self-styled elites, and those who spent much of the Republican primary season chiding swathes of people for being insufficiently pragmatic have turned out to be far more childish than the conservative base.
For the past several weeks, Mitt Romney has been surrounded by critics from the DC-Manhattan elite whove denounced him for a lackluster, unfocused campaign, teeing off on Team Romney in the wake of the 47 percent comments for a number of issuesbut mostly, in my read, from failing to take their advice. Romneys defenders, meanwhile, have been many of the same individuals who spent the primary season torching him in effigy as the encapsulation of everything they hate about the Republican ruling class. For months the elites bashed the base for failing to suck it up and see the big picture, to line up for Romney and come on in for the big win. But they got their wish!
The tea party movementonce again proving its pragmatism once the general election season rolls aroundlined up in the immediate aftermath of the Paul Ryan pick and has proven they can grow up. Professional concern troll David Frum, who spent most of the primary season telling liberals why conservatives were never going to suck it up and go for Romney, now seems very concerned that they have. Michelle Malkin, who could be taking the wood to Romney on a daily basis for his infidelity to the immigration hardline, has morphed into a loyal soldier while Peggy Noonan is calling for Romney to bring in the 82-year-old Jim Baker to rescue his campaign (yes, really). Ann Romney seems a bit perturbed about this.
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Hmm ~ all predicted last December.
"One-man-one-vote" sounds nice, but it's about the worst voting system possible.
Had voters been able to express their preferences as a ranked list of candidates, Romney would have been near the bottom for majority of people.
One gets the feeling that the GOP-e care more about destroying the conservative wing of the party than winning the election.
Remember, those elites have to hire Mexicans to change their lightbulbs!
That is for d*mn sure.
Get Ryan out front and center. Now.
Why gripe? You want Obama for four more years? Just get out the vote, clowns.
Isn't it grand how folks who want others to do something find them particularly insightful and 'grown up' when they capitulate and do it?
Backing Romney isn't my idea of growing up. It's my idea of selling out because you have very little alternative.
Yeah sure, they're grown up, and have resigned themselves to seeing Romney dissect their nation rather than Obama.
I'm certainly not going to trash them for it. I'm certainly not going to congratulate them for it either. This is something none of us are going to be proud of.
Taking out Obama is going to be grand, but then reality sets in. My God, what a reality.
four more years they can take
four more Conservatives, no so much
four less Conservatives, “WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...”
“Just shut up and do what we tell ya.”
With a wink and a nod the elitist, establishment Republicans sold us Romney like a cheap chord of wood.... what it really amounted to was it was Romney’s turn to run and no outsiders were welcome.
I’ve for a long time felt that Romney doesn’t even really want to win. He won’t take it to the Mau-Mau where it will really do some damage.
That is the gospel truth!
“The purpose of power is power.”
—George Orwell, *1984*
Those GOPe s must have a lot of power. They must have hypnotized the primary voters. There were primaries weren’t there? Was any more conservative candidate denied the opportunity to run? Isn’t it time to stop the mantra about RINOs and GOPe s and admit that Cassius was right all along?
Lead or get the hell out of the way.
According to the article its the GOPe’s that are bitching, not conservatives.
1) The RINO elites got who they wanted, Romney, so why are they surprised by him?
2) Those who didn't like him before who apparently do now see something in him that has changed for the positive?
Or is it just proof that the RNC can put up anybody? Or just not wanting to be on the same page: "If they don't like him anymore then we are gonna(like him instead)"
I swear this below link reminds me of 2008, you know what I mean?
This sounds like the prep for' Ryan for 2016' threads to start being posted come January. It is just too familiar.
Bottom line is to defeat lib asshats...this must be done for several election cycles.
The Establishment is about “power for me, not for thee”.
Some of us moved to Romney from Palin.
It was heartbreaking when Palin stood down. About the worst thing that could happen.
That said, I picked Romney once Palin stood down. With an understanding that we would bail on Romney after one election cycle, unless he picked a good VP.
Well it turns out he picked a good VP.
SO WHEN CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE VP?
The Peggy Noonans of the world are not at all disappointed in Romney. They just think he’s going to lose and they want to get out in front of it by blaming him for his mistakes so they can say “if only he’d taken my advice.”
It’s pathetic, but predictable.
A certain hit by the rock band, Boston, comes to mind.
“There were primaries werent there?”
Not really. By the time my primary rolled around, only Romney and Ron Paul were left. That scarcely qualifies as a choice.
How kowed does the GOPe have to be to think Romney is too conservative for them??
After so many years, I’ve never seen that term used to describe something so appropriately.
Nice one. To quote Charlie’s mother, “I wish I had thought of that. And from on, I did.” LOL, just kidding.
??? Palin announced her non-run almost a year ago on the Levin show, then Greta, early October last year. A year ago short a few weeks. You picked Romney a year ago?
One does, doesn’t one?
That’s because they do. Or did. Now they’re scared.
My dear Lord, there is no end to the negative barrage of articles pushing the same old tired bull shiite.
Romney is going to win this thing big and the liberal media does this for 2 reasons: 1. discourage Republican turn out
2. pump up the idiot base
3. If they can keep it close, or even make people believe its close... they can cheat.
I have 3 people to get to the polls on the 6th, so I have used a personal day at work. Bottom line is that the negative drum beat of the msm is pressing me to measures I have never considered previously, even if it is as small as a get out the vote drive
I moved to Romney from Palin.
Whatever and whenever that was, that and then it was.
I believe Romney had the second best chance of winning. I still do.
Though I’m getting a bit frustrated that he’s so blatantly caving toward the liberal.
Treat Obama as an adversary.
And put your VP out front more.
This is exactly what I was thinking. We are going to have to oppose the establishment to carry the very candidate they foisted on us over the finish line.
“There were primaries werent there? Was any more conservative candidate denied the opportunity to run?”
Yes, as a matter of fact THEY WERE effectively denied the opportunity to run in VA. You see, thanks to the shenanigans of our worthless and feckless gop-e of Virginia, there were exactly two candidates on the primary ballot: willard and Ron Paul.
There was some similarity you saw between the two that drew you to both?
Or maybe I just recognized a fighter.
Either way, I’m disappointed so far. Hope Romney keys it up. I was (very) happy about his appointment of Ryan.
Now that done, he’s sidelined his own winning VP.
Get Ryan out front!
Now the election is at stake and the MSM has lost credibility with most Americans. Obama can be defeated. The Republican elites attack Romney and support Obama.
I am getting a feeling that those Ryan 2016 posts will be popping up here in January(if Romney loses) much like the Palin 2012 threads popped up 4 years earlier.
What if Romney wins?
Just saying. Still seems as likely as not.
Though the longer Romney avoids putting Ryan out front, the tougher it gets.
Put Ryan out front. At least 50% of the time.
Romney was certainly my last choice among the candidates/ As a earlier post said, he was foisted on us and now it’s his to lose for being a bad candidate
the bats will be at full shill and itll all be my fault...heheheh...
Then ya have to wait another 4 years till 2020, maybe Ryan can run with Palin: Ryan-Palin, no Palin-Ryan,.. no...fighting self,,.no... LOLO
Palin / Ryan.
Works for me. :D
Nobody says Romney has to be re-elected.
Man, ya beat me by one comment :#44
Scary how we thought the same thought exactly. I am even posting like you sometimes, 'wimmin' LOL
No dammmit, Ryan/Palin LOL
I think votes for third parties will be few and far between this year. It's a luxury that you can throw away in good times. These are not good times. Romney will get the ABO vote big time, IMHO.
Correction, I beat you by one comment. You watching me type?
I got comment 1000 on that other thread HA-HA
Nope, you beat me, That other freeper likes our idea.