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Rendezvous with Destiny
The American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2012 | Greg Richards

Posted on 11/15/2012 3:07:57 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

.....Who would have thought that it would fall to us, some of us in our so-called declining years (unless 60 is the new 40) to rescue the Republic? In our lifetimes, we have had the war in Vietnam, and the Reagan revival, and now we find the left has been tunneling under us all along. Last Tuesday, the platform we thought was solid collapsed as if its underpinnings had been eaten by termites, which they had.

...it is very surprising that Romney would garner fewer votes than McCain. Virtually all Republicans and conservatives regarded this election as the most important in history, barring only perhaps that of 1860, and maybe more important than that.

That makes the Romney count relative to McCain very surprising. Very surprising. One could say very very surprising. Really so surprising, one might almost say incredible.......

.....given the issues, the danger to the Republic of the hard-leftism that Obama represents, the enthusiastic crowds that Romney was getting as the campaign climaxed, the damage to our lives and fortunes which will occur by turning our health care over to the Post Office, it is very very surprising that the Romney vote would be less than the McCain vote. Truly very very very surprising.

Some may be getting the material on New Zealand, or Singapore, or Canada, or the Isle of Sark, or whatever refuge they think will suit. But the rest of us are going to stay on this hill called the United States of America. We are going to die on this hill.

Therefore, the mission of defending it falls to us....

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: activism; conservatism; liberalism; voterfraud
Good article.
1 posted on 11/15/2012 3:08:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, good article.

There were 3,050,161 fewer voters and still only about 50% of the voters turned out. We put too much emphasis on beating BO and not enough on the Senate races. We settled for what the Republicans gave us rather than demanding what we needed in a candidate. If we had paid attention to the senate races and taken back the senate, then BO’s support structure would have been gone if he were re-elected.

I like the idea of EVERYONE joining a party and getting involved. Either party would work as even the dem party would be changed.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 3:19:02 AM PST by vet7279
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BMFL


3 posted on 11/15/2012 3:25:04 AM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They say some people walk their road in life always meeting their destiny at a certain time and place, I believe I am one of those.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 3:28:39 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BUMP


5 posted on 11/15/2012 3:30:48 AM PST by kitkat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2959327/posts

“...it is very surprising that Romney would garner fewer votes than McCain. Virtually all Republicans and conservatives regarded this election as the most important in history, barring only perhaps that of 1860, and maybe more important than that.”


6 posted on 11/15/2012 3:32:41 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am not surprised by any of this. Romney was a carp candidate. The lying he has done bit him in the ass just like many of us here said it would.

It is that simple.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 3:37:12 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
When the wealth is redistributed, without exception it is goes to the redistributors, not to the people. The nomenklatura in a socialist economy is about 10% of the population. Everyone else stands in line to shop at bare shelves.

I explain the first concept to my grandchildren as : "Suppose someone put up a machine to make change, but for every dollar you put in, you only got three quarters back? Such is Government."

Only a half-dozen in their entire school voted for Obama in the mock election, which tells me they are going to the right school.

8 posted on 11/15/2012 3:41:37 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Just mythoughts

FWIW - Romney will probably top 61 million votes, maybe more. (Vanity)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2959327/posts

“...it is very surprising that Romney would garner fewer votes than McCain. Virtually all Republicans and conservatives regarded this election as the most important in history, barring only perhaps that of 1860, and maybe more important than that.”

It is time people stop saying that Romney garnered fewer votes than lord McCain. IT is NOT a FACT!!!!


9 posted on 11/15/2012 3:44:32 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“now we find the left has been tunneling under us all along.”

When I read this line, I flashed back to Viet Nam and the “Tunnels of Cu Chi”. I, along with many others, spent time in Cu Chi with the enemy right beneath our feet and we were oblivious to them.

After this election, the infiltration of the Progressive agenda in our schools, churches, media and unions cannot be refuted. I fear it cannot be reversed as well.

10 posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:14 AM PST by Makana
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To: vet7279
We put too much emphasis on beating BO and not enough on the Senate races. We settled for what the Republicans gave us rather than demanding what we needed in a candidate.

A lot of us in the tea party movement said all along that the Senate was more important than POTUS and screamed as hard as we could about the R-primary and they way they rammed Romney down our throats. We did everything we could and got brushed aside by the GOP-e. They ignored us. They changed the rules during the convention to keep us locked out.

This IS a good article until it calls for ignoring all that and joining the GOP-e. They are in the process of becoming as much a part of the problem as the media is. We once trusted our media too, but no longer. The GOP can go pound sand down a hole. I'll be digging in on that hill, but the folks around me will either be third party or I'll just be doing my own thing.

11 posted on 11/15/2012 4:25:05 AM PST by tentmaker (Galt's Gulch is a state of mind...)
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To: Makana

“I fear it cannot be reversed as well.”

Remember Who is in charge and that all things are possible with our awesome God. Trust Him and all will be well.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 4:47:25 AM PST by Josephat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, it is a good piece, except for this notion:

...the operational arm of Tea Partydom has to be the Republican Party. There is neither the space nor the time for a third party.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 5:00:33 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: tentmaker

I share your sentiment about joining the GOP however, it may be the only way to save the ship. I am no GOP insider so I am speaking from my observations on the outside. It seem the last two elections have really been a disaster and they, I think, are the first two elections since campaign finance reform. My understanding is that restrictions on donations to candidates is really restricted but not very restricted on donations to the party which puts the party in control of the candidate if they want support from the party. We may have shot ourselves in the foot with this one. Currently the “extremists” have control of the parties and consequently the candidates. It just seems to me that if we want to break the control the extremists have on the parties (both) then more “normal” people need to get involved so the parties support more sanity. Anyway, just a thought.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 5:04:57 AM PST by vet7279
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
...it is very surprising that Romney would garner fewer votes than McCain. Virtually all Republicans and conservatives regarded this election as the most important in history, barring only perhaps that of 1860, and maybe more important than that.

Now that statement is ignorance...What idiot doesn't know that McCain would likely have gotten the lowest number of votes for a Presidential election in the history of the Country had Sarah Palin not been on the ticket???

Who pays these people to write this stuff???

15 posted on 11/15/2012 5:17:47 AM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: All
Voter fraud? No question.

Mincing Romney never looked more stupid than when he conceded---he remained duped and sap-happy til the end......like McDumbo/McCain.

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It's becoming crystal clear why Obama seemingly "screwed-up" at the crucial first prez debate---giving Romney a huge opening (or so it seemed).

O's debate screwup was no accident----he said he was "being polite" to Romney---b/c he knew the crooked election was in the bag for him.

Ohaha and his cunning, sinister crew knew then that O would win...... no matter what Romney did or said. B/c the WH orders had already gone out----their massive voter fraud operation was already in place

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I recall an odd incident as the campaign got underway----Axelrod took CBS News on a tour of what was being billed as O's campaign war room. But to my eyes---it was completely staged----there were people sitting at computers and at desks---but nothing was going on.

I now believe O had literally no campaign operation b/c they had the whole thing fixed from the get go. Oh sure---they went through the motions--but it was all faked.

O says he had the "first" billion dollar campaign---so did he report to the FEC where he spent all that money?

Hah.

ANSWERING MY OWN QUESTION---as if his FEC reports (if any) will be scrutinized. Not likely.

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REFERENCE Pre-election mark o'malley excerpt: "Every campaign, of course, believes it’s going to win. Obama’s team, however, conveys such a visceral sense of self-confidence that even protestations to the contrary take on air of comically profane absurdity......"

NOW THIS IS EERY---B/C AXEL ADMITS HE KNEW WHO WAS GOING TO WIN---O'MALLEY: Axelrod’s way of saying that he thinks the election is already over. . . “The (Romney camp has) this fantasy that the debates will come and the dam will break like it did in 1980,” Axelrod said. “I think they are delusional.”

Clearly the sinister Axelrod knew the outcome even before the debates began. Axelrod: “The (Romney camp) didn’t give people anything to grab on to, and they allowed us to define him before he could define himself,” Axelrod says of Romney.

SAY WHAT? Early on, O's campaign spent an astounding $300 million to tarnish Bain/Romney-----with little or no effect. Romney kept climbing in the polls----virtually every poll had Romney ahead.

Make no mistake---massive voter fraud took place---the Ohaha connivers were confident of victory b/c they were micromanaging the fraud from Day One.

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We've seen some pretty shady characters in the political game---but no campaign has produced the likes of the Chi/Mob con artists running Ohaha's sleazy game.

David Axelrod has shown himself to be The Most Sinister Character ever to surface in politics. Axel, Valerie whatsherface, Rahm Emanuel, m/m Ohaha---are the kingpins of crooked Chi/politics---they are very practiced at fixing elections. They know all the sleazy tricks.

16 posted on 11/15/2012 5:17:59 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: All
You all need to know why O's looking for trillions in new taxes. (Sob) O's gotta find some way to redistribute the wealth----in order to reward his "people" (sob). Read on.

Rev Jesse Jackson: Black Voters Deserve A Return On Election ‘Investment’
WBBM-AM ^ | November 10, 2012 / FR Posted by 2ndDivisionVet

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday said that President Obama’s reelection was “a great victory,” but that it would be incomplete with a reconstruction of urban America and an investment in the communities where the blacks who voted overwhelmingly for the president live.

“We’re happy and full of pride,” in the president’s reelection, Jackson told the crowd at the Saturday morning forum at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters, 930 E. 50th St., “but our houses remain raggedy … our schools remain closed.”

Despite attempts at voter suppression in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, Jackson said, blacks turned out en masse to vote, enduring waits that stretched into hours in many places. “We waited, we voted, we believed,” Jackson said. “Now we want to get well.

“We voted early, we voted long. Our votes won,” he said. Rev. Jackson, who spoke longer, louder, and more forcefully than he has in some time at the Saturday morning Rainbow/PUSH meeting, asked the crowd, “What do we want? We want, we want, we want, we deserve, we deserve … a return on our investment. “What’s good for us is good for everybody. What’s good for blacks is good for everybody,” he said. “We bled too much, we died too young, we cried too much, we prayed too long, now we want a return on our investment.”

Referring to those voter suppression efforts, he said, “these acts of meanness had unintended consequences.” Rather than keeping blacks and Latinos away from the polls, voter ID measures and the curtailing of access to the voting booths made people more determined to vote. “Suppression became stimulation and people fought back,” he said.

“We fought back,” and the battle was won, but the war still remains, he said. “If we vote and don’t bargain we get nothing. A Jacuzzi filled with stagnant water will not get you well,” Jackson said. “You have to stir the water.” Jackson said blacks, who voted for Barack Obama for state senator, for U.S. Senator, and now twice as President of the United States, should demand, bargain, and march if necessary, for an end to “patterns of race discrimination, (for) our share of jobs. We want faster public transportation to connect us to where the jobs are.”

He said black American also needs “access to capital,” noting, “It’s cruel to say. ‘jump in the pool,’ when there is no water. “

He also called for “fair trade,” a “domestic trade zone. We need a domestic OPEC,” he said. “In Chicago, for example, there are 100,000 vacant homes or abandoned lots; 40,000 in Baltimore. If we were to rebuild 25 percent, if we take down the boards and put in window panes, fix the broken sidewalks, cut the grass, fix the roofing, we’d create more jobs than there are people, just rebuilding where we live.”

Jackson said, “there must be a plan for reconstruction” of urban America. Saying that automobile companies and banks got bailouts, “we’re the people who provided the votes — we want to be bailed out. We need jobs, education, healthcare now. If we can be targeted for voter registration and voter turnout, target us for reconstruction, now.

“We are the new mainstream,” Jackson said. “We are the America of shared hopes and shared dreams. We have the power, we have the votes. “We waited, we voted, we believed, now we want to get well.” He then asked the crowd, “Do you want to get well? Are you willing to fight to get well?

“It’s time to sing a new song, of joy and hope,” Jackson said. “It’s time to march again. March for healthcare, march for jobs. When we march great things come our way. “

17 posted on 11/15/2012 5:22:54 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: vet7279
Currently the “extremists” have control of the parties and consequently the candidates.

The "extremists" just won the recent election and will sit in office for several more years.

Neither McCain nor Romney are extreme in any way. In fact, they are both moderate to the point of being barely conservative. They both trust in and turn to, big government solutions for most problems. Their stances on social issues seem mostly designed to not offend moderates and liberals from the middle.

For that matter, despite what the MSM tries to sell, the tea party movement is not an extremist group either. The TPM has two distinct faces, depending on which group you look at. One face is the original one, that is strictly focused on constitutionally limited government and fiscal responsibility and little else. That TPM face attracts mostly Ind, some Rep and a smattering of other, including Lib and Dem. It also tends to be a demographic rainbow.

The second, newer TPM face, also embraces social issues, mostly abortion and religion, but also immigration and others. They are a GOP-lite group and attract mostly Rep and Ind, mostly white, mostly older and almost no others.

Neither of these faces are extreme in any way, but that second face of the TPM is really just an annex/branch of the GOP and they should follow your advice and rejoin their party.

Those of us that remain in the first face of the TPM may need to find some way to sharpen our focus and deliver our message, but our greatest successes have come in standing firm and fighting against the GOP in the primary process, even though we are forced to vote with them in the general election.

18 posted on 11/15/2012 6:01:44 AM PST by tentmaker (Galt's Gulch is a state of mind...)
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To: tentmaker

Your point about the TPM being dependent upon the GOP is true but that was my point. If the TPM candidate wants money from the party to run a campaign, they have to toe the party line.

Well, I consider outright bans on abortion regardless of rape/incest to be extreme. I consider legalizing criminals (pathway to citizenship) extreme. I consider the importation of foreign nationals (India and china) to drive American wages down, extreme. I consider the intrusion into moral and social issues extreme, the government has no business at all in this area. I consider the U S Congress getting involved in NLB issues extreme.

The problem I have with the TPM (all of them) they just want to cut with no clear plan to improve. Why is no one talking about eliminating federal agencies that simply don’t work. Example, Department of Education, we should have hundreds of millions of PHD’s in this country with all the money we spend. DOT, hundreds of billions being spent and our roads and bridges are still failing.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 6:18:20 AM PST by vet7279
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To: Josephat
"...all things are possible with our awesome God. Trust Him and all will be well."

An interesting point... that happens to sit at the end of a sword with two edges...

On the one hand, God's own Handbook (The Holy Bible) does confirm that Good triumphs over Evil in the end. On the other hand, The Bible also makes it quite plain that, in the decade(s) leading up to that final victory over Evil, Evil has quite a successful run going on.

So we know, and can have faith, in the final outcome of this war against Evil——even as we understand that there will be a great gnashing of teeth as The Enemy wins victory upon vile victory during the years leading up to that final conflagration.

It would seem that we are watching this flourishing of Evil even now.

May they roast in Hell for eternity.

;-\

20 posted on 11/15/2012 6:35:43 AM PST by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn, Maggot-Gagging Fag President")
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To: ejonesie22
I am not surprised by any of this. Romney was a carp candidate.

So we've gone from a goldwater candidate (1964) to a goldfish candidate (2012)?

21 posted on 11/15/2012 2:25:37 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Liz

>>>He also called for “fair trade,” a “domestic trade zone. We need a domestic OPEC,” he said. “In Chicago, for example, there are 100,000 vacant homes or abandoned lots; 40,000 in Baltimore. If we were to rebuild 25 percent, if we take down the boards and put in window panes, fix the broken sidewalks, cut the grass, fix the roofing, we’d create more jobs than there are people, just rebuilding where we live.” <<<

As a matter of fact, he’s correct about this. Wealth is created by adding value to raw materials and creating something new. His problem, though, is that he doesn’t understand that this can’t be done without a culture of hard work, perservance, and sacrifice which comes from each individual. This is why the heirs of the Protestant work ethic, the Jews, Chinese immigrants, and many other cultural groups succeed while other remain in poverty around them.

It would be a blessing for this country to see the black community reach up, buy those homes that are dilapadated or ruined, and spend sweat equity rebuilding them. Sadly, the Rev. Jackson thinks this will happen simply by taking money from some people and giving it to others. Depressing as hell.

God help us.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 3:59:00 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Verginius Rufus

Well now that you mention it...


23 posted on 11/15/2012 4:25:08 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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