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Vanity: Resigned to Romney? No Way! It's Time for Real Conservatives to Organize
28 April 2012 | Yashcheritsiy

Posted on 04/28/2012 5:36:53 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy

I posted this up in News/Activism because it is a call to activism, and therefore seemed to me to fit the bill.

This is a "caucus" thread - if you're a pro-Romney whiner, then go find another thread. This one is for conservatives who want to do something about the election besides hang our heads and timidly thump a tub for Mittens.

I've intended this thread to hang around for a while so that we can throw ideas back and forth and start trying to network, etc. If you're really interested in organizing for action, please feel free to join in. If you want to hang back and not get actively involved, well, feel free to join in or lurk too.

Thanks, Yashcheritsiy

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101 posted on 04/28/2012 7:59:09 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?fend Mormonism and)
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To: Drew68
By "caucus thread" are you folks looking for a thread completely detached from reality?

Regardless of your personal opinion about the thread, the fact nevertheless remains that it is a labeled caucus thread. Deal with it. If you want a "Kneepads for Romney" thread, then go start your own.

102 posted on 04/28/2012 7:59:22 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Drew68

Leave it to a Mittbot to think of living on a planet - he really has gotten into your brain. Evil does that - it goes anywhere WEAKNESS is!

103 posted on 04/28/2012 8:01:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Yashcheritsiy

A necessary subject/thread.

I’ll bump read later.

104 posted on 04/28/2012 8:01:37 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: presently no screen name
You always seem to bring up drugs when hit with truth.

Hit with the truth? That Romney is going to drop out and endorse Gingrich? LOL! You're a real piece of work! I can't tell if you're batshit crazy or simply trolling for laughs. You're definitely one or the other though.

105 posted on 04/28/2012 8:02:05 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: presently no screen name

I feel confident I asked you not to respond to me if you couldn’t post something coherent. You’ve failed at the coherence thing. I do note however that you are absolutely obsessed with homosexuals. The member doth protest too much, methinks.

106 posted on 04/28/2012 8:06:12 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: presently no screen name
AP News: Romney Preparing to Drop Out of Race next week and support Speaker Gingrich.

Why are you posting a dopey fake headline to me? Err, you do realize it's a joke headline right?

107 posted on 04/28/2012 8:08:11 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: mardi59

You do realize that the ancestors of your boy Willie Mitty never fought in the revolution on either side ???

The Romneys never came hhere until about 1830

In fact of the 6-7 generations of Romneys who have lived in the US

NONE have ever fought in any war...

None have ever worn a uniform...

Thats unusual for a family in America...

Your Willie Mitty dodged the draft TWO times during Nam...

Hes not fit to be CinC...

BTW The husband of that 65 yo grey headed grandmother wida-woman who was imprisoned by her long time neighbors ???

Well they had also known her husband who was killed in the French Indian War 20 years before...

He was a hero at the Battle of Lake George 8 Sept 1755 and is buried there...

He died to save their ungrateful butts..

But hey like you they didnt let facts get in the way..

108 posted on 04/28/2012 8:11:01 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Drew68
Nonetheless, one of these two men will be the next President.

Sadly that is probably true but they'll do it without my vote. My hands and conscience will be clean as I didn't vote for either of them.

109 posted on 04/28/2012 8:13:13 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: Longbow1969

I told you earlier don’t ever post to me again.

YOU are on IGNORE.

Read it, remember it.

110 posted on 04/28/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: bigoil

You don’t have to be a Republican to be like Stassen, and Romney’s not a real Republican anyway ~ he’s on his second race. Stassen has him beat by a few but eventually Mitt will catch up.

111 posted on 04/28/2012 8:21:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Theodore R.
a non-Romney vote is still a vote for Obama

Folks can make all the arguments they want, and draw all the lines in the sand that they want. But the math doesn't lie. And the math says that a non-Romney vote is a vote for Obama.

112 posted on 04/28/2012 8:27:25 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right
AP NEWS: Sources close to Romney, reveal he doesn't have a Chance of Getting the Conservative Vote. This are Dismal in the Romney Camp.
113 posted on 04/28/2012 8:32:09 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Tennessee Nana

Wrong. I am NOT a Willie Mitty fan nor have I ever been. It seems you didn’t read my first post. I was/am for Newt. I am a conservative, and I am not for a pro-abortion pro-gay RINO. Please get your facts straight.

114 posted on 04/28/2012 8:34:17 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: Gil4

“Mod - Could we get a refresher on the rules for caucus threads? I can’t find them, although I remember from my trespassing in a Catholic caucus thread that they went something like “if you’re not a member of the caucus, stay away unless you can be respectful and leave your disagreements with the caucus at the door.”

Caucus thread? You are equating a pro-Obama vanity thread with a religious thread?!

Talking about delusions...

115 posted on 04/28/2012 8:36:48 PM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

See post 115 - forgot to add you.

116 posted on 04/28/2012 8:38:29 PM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Longbow1969
You are correct on why third parties don't work out here ~ but you are wrong about 'coalition politics' ~ we do our coalitions OUTSIDE of the institutions (legislatures, Congress, etc) but they exist.

If you deconstruct each party you find that they both serve as coalitions of groups with common purposes ~ and many of those groups cross lines.

Each party tends to be governed a little bit differently than the other. The Democrats tend to demand party organization people come up through the ranks in one of the coalition partners. The Republicans find party organization people for the most part among business managers or owners.

There's a crossover when it comes to doctors and lawyers so you do find those guys moving back and forth across lines when they vote ~ and in many cases you find them participating in party organization work for both major parties (over time of course ~ probably why they think there are independents).

Over the last 75 years we've seen the African-American interest group move from the Republican to the Democrat coalition. More recently we've seen that interest group became the largest in the Democrat party.

During that time we've seen Southern whites switch from voting Democrat to Republican ~ and that happened as the Democrats abandoned their group.

Other major switches have involved whole states ~ considered as interest groups. Mississippi is thoroughly Republican but most of its mayors are black Democrats.

Massachusetts is overwhelmingly Democrat, but they regularly elect Republican (?) Governors. The understanding is the voters want these governors to serve to veto the more egregious pieces of Democrat legislative nonsense ~ Mitt failed in that job 'fabulously'.

The situation is so bad in Massachusetts that the state is actually losing population at an increasing rate.

During this phase in America's continuing development, private interest groups are of greater importance than states in defining the probabilities of political affiliation, but we still use the terminology of era of state dominance to describe what's going on ~ probably why everybody missed out on what was going to happen in the Southwest ~ Democrats are being replaced left and right. They could actually disappear everywhere but Nevada inside a decade.

Not quite sure what we ought to do with outliers from "the fringe" but at the moment we've got one of them thinking he's going to be President. We know he's an outlier though because he IGNORED the existence of a Conservative majority within the framework of the Republican Coalition. You don't win elections if you do that.

117 posted on 04/28/2012 8:42:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Innovative
AP NEWS: Close Aides of Romney report Support Slipping Despite $$millions spent on Attacks.
118 posted on 04/28/2012 8:46:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
...but I think that the GOP-e needs to know for future reference that our votes cannot be considered automatic.

So how do we let them know?

How do we make it crystal clear that we've done what we've done in protest of being taken for granted?

There is little doubt that Romney will get the nomination.
There is even less doubt that Romney will lose to Obama.

It would seem to me that to be effective, any protest vote needs to meet a couple of criteria:
1:Each protest vote needs to be clearly identifiable as a protest vote.
2:There needs to be enough of these clearly identifiable protest votes that, had the votes been for Romney, they would have won the election for him.

Any ideas?

119 posted on 04/28/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: presently no screen name

So? Look at who benefits: Obama.

I can see the headlines: “Conservatives reelect Obama”

120 posted on 04/28/2012 8:50:38 PM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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