Skip to comments.The Battle To Takeover The GOP Begins Today
Posted on 11/08/2012 11:34:11 AM PST by Kevmo
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Four years too late.
Governor Romney won the nomination by spending tens of millions of dollars knee-capping his conservative opponents in the primaries and then handed the election to Obama because he and his campaign team spent most of the campaign mired in the establishment Republican folly of trying to win by standing for nothing.
In the words of Ron Paul today “Everyone wanted a bailout” and they voted for the candidate that will give it to them.
We have reached the point of no-return, a plurality of Americans now expects the government to bail them out when they can’t take care of themselves.
All of those names listed there will be some posters who come around explaining why they are unacceptable and not really conservative. And a good many of them I haven’t looked at myself to even know the truth...and sometimes what you think might be the truth (John Roberts for example)...turns out NOT to be the truth.
I’ve already read diatribes about Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal. Is there ANYONE on that list that most people agree on? Just curious, not really pushing a side. As I am not as informed on them as I guess I need to be.
Romney lost with a perfectly conservative platform because conservatives stayed home, and they can dream all the dreams they like, the nation may never recover.
Good luck with it. I’ve given my last penny to the Republicans or any party for that matter until I see something I can respect and admire. I’m sick of the lesser of two evils.
The GOP is dead to me.
Richard, just stop.
Stop thinking that you are going to ‘root out’ and otherwise de-corrupt the GOP.
The GOP is at management and infrastructure levels, from office elected and behind the scenes, filled with liberals masquerading as moderate-conservatives. Any effort to delouse the party would require removing everyone from janitor to presidential nominee.
SO WHY WASTE CASH/TIME/POLITICAL CAPITAL?!?!?
Start fresh. Stop saying it can’t be done. With 50 million thoroughly pissed off right wingers out here in lala land, you damn well have the base to do it.
So stop lying to yourself, get together with verifyably - EX - GOP people, ensure mightily against infiltration by GOP hacks and as MJ/Nike once said, Just DO It.
Actually the battle has been on going, East Country Club elites against Rural hard working Conservatives.
The Tea Party movement is simply that same battle with a name.
Romney lost with a perfectly conservative platform
***but a perfectly unconservative record. If we’re gonna put up the guy who can stand on a platform, we might as well put up someone who believes it.
I like everything I've ever heard Rand say, yet I haven't heard enough.
We need a new major party and let the moderates be the third party. If Cain or another similar leader makes a move, I’ll follow and so will my check book. I have given my last $ to people who don’t represnent what is important to me and my family.
Speaker of the House elections are coming in a few weeks. We need to try and get Boehner thrown out on his ear!!!1
I don’t want it.
“Governor Romney won the nomination by spending tens of millions of dollars knee-capping his conservative opponents in the primaries
Romney received plenty of help knee-capping his conservative opponents right here on Free Republic.”
Sadly — this is very true. And he got a lot of help from other so-called conservative primary candidates. Case in point — the way Michele Bachmann viciously attacked Gov Perry while never laying a glove on Romney was inexcusable.
I am tired of hearing this mantra every four years.
The GOP is not going to change and Conservatives are not going to take it over.
After having a conversation with a friend today is it time to replace the Electoral College with direct election of the President?
It is certainly worth thinking about with states like California and New York that are consistently Blue at least then your vote would really have weight.
We need to grab him by his ear and throw him out on his azz!
Absolutely. Boehner has to go. He is just gonna get rolled over and over again.
The Conservatives in the Republican party need to have their own primary to put forth 1 Conservative to challenge the Republican moderates - let them split their vote.