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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
McConnel is up for re-election in 2014. He needs to be primaried and defeated.
Mr. Robert - Republicans don’t need no more steenking leaders for President. We had all kinds this last time. What they need is to raise the abysmal Republican brand name in Congress. With a good four year approval record in Congress, people would give even some mystery candidate the benefit of the doubt.
But if sponsoring legislation that benefits the working middle class, even union, is beyond the smell of their Wall Street noses, then picking another bozo who is for exporting jobs won’t change the results.
You want to win, nominate someone to get the support of Reagan Democrats.
We are going to keep having this problem until they can find a way to keep the Democrats from voting in the Republican primaries.
If this is to be taken seriously, two questions are in order. Which of the 60 million obama voters would have voted for a real conservative? Secondly, why did 3 million GOP voters not vote? If it was that they believed there was no difference between romney and obama then they’re delusional. If it was Romney was not pure enough, then a pox on their houses for delivering 4 more years of budding fascism.
Romney ran a Johnny One Note Campaign Used a poison dart blow gun when he should have used a cannon loaded with grape shot because he had pleanty of stuff he could fill that barrel with.. He failed to hammer away on what will happen when Obama gets returned; The Obama 2013/14 Tax Increases. The impact of Obamas energy policies...The impact of Supreme Court Appointments.. 18,000 new IRS agents and on and on. Including rampant corruption. Instead we got a sales pitch on executive ability but not the reason why one should toss the old model and buy his.
In addition Rove who I understand was handling the Senate campaign played games and his material
never warned voters that if Obama gets re-elected as well as senate the chances of repealing Obama care ...AND ALL THE TAX INCREASES THAT GO WITH IT WILL NEVER GET REPEALED
Nuts...This loss is inexcuseable
“Give the mouse a cookie and then he will want a glass of milk”
We as conservatives must stand on principle or we stand for nothing. Liberalism is an all-or-nothing treasonous ideology that subverts our constitution and makes it irrelevant!
When Liberals are the majority its... SCREW YOU WE WON!
When Conservatives are the majority its... compromise, play nice and eventually cave to everything Liberals want.
Why do conservatives ALWAYS compromise with liberals when the goal of liberalism is 100%!
NO WAY should Conservatives bend to the desires of Liberalism! There is no middle ground! The fight is Liberty vs Tyranny... Individualism vs Collectivism.
The mask is off the Liberals... They are without apology for all to see, Anti-American COMMUNISTS, TYRANTS and SATISTS!
Our United States Constitution and way of life was founded on Judeo-Christian values, grounded in the ideals of Liberty, self destiny and limited government that stays the hell out of our lives and the sovereignty of our States.
Liberalism is the antithesis of our Constitution and its founders... an ideologically treasonous doctrine of tyranny and Godless immorality.
LIBERALISM IS OUR DOMESTIC ENEMY! WE MUST NOT COMPROMISE, GIVE NO QUARTER, TAKE NO PRISONERS!
Spineless House Speaker Boehner MUST BE REPLACED! We need a PAIR as our speaker, not a eunuch!
In 2014 we will flip the Senate and put Odumbo in a deep freeze until 2016!
In 2016 I predict Hillary Clinton will again seek the Democrat nominee for POTUS
In 2016 the new majority party, The Tea Party (RIP GOP), must nominate a true conservative. My choice is Sarah Palin. Run Sarah, run...
On to practicalities. To start with, the new Republican caucus is going to have to elect the Speaker of the House.
John Boehner is currently 23rd in seniority in the House, so he should not be impossible to replace with a solid conservative. It will be the first test of the Tea Party members to assert themselves.
Then there will be the votes for the chairmen of the House committees. Appropriations, Ways & Means, and Rules are the most powerful assignments, so hopefully will all go to Tea Party conservatives.
The senate will be a lot harder, though many of the solid RINOs have been knocked out, there is still a logjam by seniority, and unlikely that any serious conservative can be minority leader.
Without a hard core conservative to oppose him, Harry Reid will still prevent anything good from happening, demanding the Republicans do what he want or be blamed for “shutting down the government”, yet giving them nothing in return.
The best bet is for the lame duck Republicans in the senate and the house to call Harry Reids wager, and refuse to pass any more continuing resolutions. This will mean over two months of severe pressure on the Democrats.