Skip to comments.The day the tea party embraces Mitt Romney is the day the tea party accepts defeat
Posted on 12/17/2011 12:08:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson
First there was the Reagan Revolution, then Newt's Republican Revolution, and now the Tea Party Revolution.
In each successive revolution, the lovers of liberty threw off a bit more of the yoke of the oppressive ruling class to reestablish some vital part of our God given liberty and freedom.
Pro-life, small government, big defense Ronald Reagan set and accomplished the goal of bringing down the socialist Soviet Union as a threat to the world and reestablished free America as the dominate superpower. He rescued America from the hapless Jimmy Carter who had dragged the nation down into to the depths of despair. Reagan taught us that our best years were indeed yet to come. He reinvigorated our economy by reducing government regulations and taxes and created a free market environment ripe for capitalism to flourish. A lover of life and freedom, he fought off the socialists and merchants of doom and death at every turn and sparked the beginning of the decades long Reagan Economy. He was a champion of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and he delivered us from evil.
Pro-life, small government, big defense Reaganite, Newt Gingrich, set and accomplished the major goal of wresting the congressional majority away from the socialist Democrats who had held it for forty years. His conservative Republican Revolution cut the taxes, cut the spending, cut the deficit, cut unemployment, blocked President Clinton's progressive agenda, blocked HillaryCare, reformed welfare, defended life, and balanced the budget four years running, ensuring that the Reagan Economy flourished and stretched throughout his term and beyond.
Mitt Romney set goals of protecting and sustaining abortion as safe and legal in America. He sought to be more radical than Ted Kennedy in respects to "gay rights." He swore to defend Massachusetts' strict gun-control laws that "kept us safe" and promised not to chip away at them. He set and accomplished the goal of bringing big government healthcare solutions to his state and mandating that all formerly free citizens must purchase a government approved product or suffer a tax penalty. He loves mandates against the people.
He stated that he was an independent during Reagan-Bush and he was not returning to Reagan-Bush. And he didn't. Instead, he delivered taxpayer funded abortion, gay marriage, gun-control, socialized healthcare, busted budgets, ruined economy, liberal activist judges and a destroyed Republican label.
Romney was and is demonstrably per record an anti-Reagan, pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-gay agenda, pro-gun-control, anti-liberty, pro-socialist healthcare, mandate-loving, liberal judge appointing, budget busting progressive.
He is without a doubt the exact opposite of Reagan, Gingrich, the Reagan Revolution, the Republican Revolution and the Tea Party Revolution.
If the Tea Party now embraces Romney, it will have accepted defeat and surrendered to the ruling class.
There is a reason why the elite establishment GOPers are pushing the anti-Reagan Romney and rejecting the pro-life, Reaganite Newt Gingrich. And I guarantee you, it's not in the best interest of the Tea Party or the Liberty we seek.
Not on my watch!! No Romney, no way!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
Count on it!
Whatever it takes to pander...
I remember a time not too long ago when Ann Coulter was welcomed at FR; there are still pictures of her with FR members somewhere back in the archives. But here she is, solidly in bed with Romney and the other northeastern RINO’s/liberals.
Whether its her love of Chris Cristie (She likes an obese person? Add their two weights together and divide by two and you have that of a normal person) or what, I don’t know. But she has abandoned conservative principles and now joins those who shun Newt and other Tea Party conservatives. Besides the above linked article, she appeared on O’Reilly’s show last night to hammer home her conversion. Even Rudy (whose fate on here we know) has defended Newt which shows how far out in the Boston tide flats Romney has walked.
There is something weird about her IMO...before she did this. She doesn’t impress me.
And this just in via email:
If we all vote right in 2012, this is something we can all look forward to in 2013:
One sunny day in January, 2013, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench.
He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine looked at the man and said, “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.”
The old man said, “Okay,” and walked away. The following day the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine again told the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.”
The man thanked him and again just walked away. The third day the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying,
“I would like to go in and meet with President Obama. “The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said,
“Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama. I’ve told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the President and no longer resides here. Don ‘t you understand?”
The old man looked at the Marine and said, “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”
The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, “See you tomorrow, Sir
I’ve yet to contribute to any candidate. Once we have an acceptable nominee, I expect that to change.
“He was a pagan ruler who became a Christian and made Christianity the official religion of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire when Christians became the largest religion.”
Great. I hope Romney does indeed become a Christian someday. I’ll consider him then, assuming it appears outwardly that he has had a true conversion.
Giving him authority, power, money and votes won’t convert him from the mormon cult. It will reinforce his attitude of superiority.
BTW, I can’t see any way Mitt is like Constantine except the early pagan part.
Romney owns nothing except the DNC. Obama will win that race.
I love it! :)
“Advice: Vote for a Republican Senate and then vote for Romney.”
Your advise is worthless, but consistent with what Faux News, the republican establishment, the democrats and Obama would want the People to believe.
Voting for Romney will guarantee an Obama victory and the loss of our country.
GO NEWT GO........
Agree Romney is not conservative. Newt Gingich did all those things in 1994 against a back drop of an openly corrupt democrat controlled congress. House banking and post office shenanigans along with Bill Clinton's first acts of Gays in the military and the Ram It Down Our Throats Hillary Care set the stage for the 94 Gingrich revolution.
In the retroscope, Gingrich only stopped the democrat wasteful spending and when Bush took command, the deficit spending resumed, but for allegedly republican backed initiatives. Government grew under Bush at no fault to Gingrich.
Newt was only a speed bump in the road to serfdom for the American People.
I am still uncomfortable with Newt because of his non-lobbying millions from the trough which is the MO for our government to pay its favored sons and daughters.
To me, Freddy and Fanny are just a clearing house to launder tax money and both sides of the isle have taken their turns. Both Franklin Raines and Newt Gingrich, have been in on this funny business. It would not surprise me to see Chelsea Clinton feeding at this FnF trough soon. This is the house banking scandal on steroids!
I agree Mitt Romney is lacking what it will take. He is the establishment's candidate. If he is elected he can claim to be the first female president in much the same way Clinton was declared the nations first black president.
I am not sure Newt is pure as a conservative. But this having been said, he is a whale of a lot better than the goof at the helm now!
>> It is a wonder how all comes clear when one pays heed not to hearsay and innuendo but to the factual record of what these men actually did
Indeed, the record matters, and Newt has on record what it takes.
“Sitting it out and giving Obama a 2nd term is utterly absurd.”
Ah, but you presume that not sitting it out will give RINOmney a win. And if you win with WIllard, what do you win??
I’d rather have an enemy in office whose true intent is known and I can oppose,
than have a “friend” who is a veiled enemy and can’t be trusted.
Either way, you will get socialism.
I will vote for any conservative on any ticket. I won’t vote for socialists, marxists, cultists, RINOs or communists.
I cannot stand him. The hair on the back of my neck stands up when he is on TV.
I hate to say it but -
Appears Ann Coulter’s opinion goes to the highest bidder these days.
I’m not in the mood to surrender!
This sounds like an endorsement for Newt. If so, would you be willing to pin it to the top of the FR website.
Your opinion and that of FR still really means something in the conservative community. I think it important to show that sites like National Review and folks like George Will don’t speak for conservatives.
If this is an endorsement, would you be willing to make your opinion a little more public?
yes...where are all those “abused” women now that Herman is no longer in the running? If they were so heartbroken and devastated, why did they drop everything the instant Herman left the race?
All my posts until after Florida must be prefaced with: “If this race boils down to Newt vs Romney, then I’m all in for Newt!”
Just get tired of typing it in.
Any official endorsement from me can wait another month.
Not that it matters.
Maybe they are laying low...
“Herman Cain may sue accusers”
“...Advice: Vote for Romney...”
Thanks, but no thanks.
Well, I am not “big into suing people”, but in this case, I would not blame him one bit if he did.
That’s completely wrong-headed. As long as conservatives acquiesce to voting for RINOs out of lesser-evilism, RINOs will take us for granted, thinking, “They have nowhere else to go.” We have already found that when we give our loyalty to RINOs, they give us little or none in return. Rather, they ignore us and cater to liberals and moderates in hopes of winning their support.
If this race boils down to Newt vs Romney, then Im all in for Newt!
That is exactly where I am too. I had high hopes for Palin and then found Bachmann and Cain to be interesting possibilities and even thought Perry would be acceptable but all three of those campaigns had lots of disappointments and serious flaws.
Going into the South Carolina primary I have a feeling we’ll be moving to the beat of the former Georgia Congressman.
Tea party patriots will never embrace Romney or his Obama-light message and policies.
I consider myself a Team Party patriot and if Mitt Romney is the nominee, I will not vote for him. I will write in an acceptable candidates name instead.
I know this very well could mean throwing the election to 0bama. But I don’t see much of a difference bewteen the two. I think this country will conclude it’s collapse under either ones leadership. Romney will not repeal Obamacare, will not reign in spending, will continue the growth of government and will do nothing to preserve the sanctity of our liberty. Under an Obama second term or a Romney first term, I believe this nation will collapse. So if the country is going to collapse, let it be under a Democrat.
Say what you want about Newt. We know he is badly flawed in some areas. Newt is not my first pick, my second, or even my third. But Newt did play a significant part in reducing government, balancing a budget and forcing a liberal President to move to the right. This is what we need and at this stage.
We need to rally behind Newt and ensure is nominated over Romney (or Perry and Paul). He has the smarts to destroy Obama in a debate. He has the guts to take a hard hitting campaign to Obama and call him out for what he is, an Alinsky styled radical. Romney will only Alinsky’ed as McCain-Palin was in 2008. Newt knows what he is going up against and he CAN beat Obama.
“...who sleeps in the White House isnt as important as taking the House and Senate”
Yes. But accomplishing that would require taking local action and involvement with your neighbors and the party. Much harder than watching Fox and posting on FR!
I’ll get the old rat tail out and sharpen the tines.
Taking the Senate will be much easier if the top of the GOP ticket wins by a landslide.
I hope Cain ruins them...leave them destitute...offering their ‘wares’ at truck stops for peanut butter sandwiches.
I’m with Jim.
NO Romney! No way!
We are not having a replay of 2008.
Romney is Obama with good hair and a nicer smile.
In the field we have left, Newt is the only one who can take on Obama and win against the onslaught the Dems, the Left and the media have in store for 2012 against all things American.
I’ll take him warts and all.
The sooner we conservatives unite, the better.
We have a country to save, not an Olympics to run.
And I speak as a registered Republican. and I don’t care if Ann Coulter,George Will, Nikki Haley, Christine O’Donnell and all of Fox News don’t agree with me.
I stand with Newt, and with Jim.
Given that the SEC just filed a fraud suit against Freddie Mac's Richard F. Syron on Friday, you've got to know that the MSM is going to turn over every rock laboriously to find a way to connect to Newt Gingrich's very real payments from Freddie Mac to Syron's malfeasance. Newt was taking heat for those payments when Syron wasn't identified as a crook. Imagine what's going to happen IF they prove that Syron & Newt were longtime friends and associates -- which is how Newt got the job at Freddie Mac in the first place -- and then the messy details of how Syron screwed American taxpayers starts invading every headline.
I could be wrong but I don't see this ending well for Newt at all.
As to those first accusers: nothing they claimed amounted to a hill of beans. They were just chip-on-shoulder settlement hunters.
As for that “lady” that claimed an affair she could be just a liar or...
1. Failed to keep the virtue of not kissing and telling.
2. Failed to keep that more important virtue of not biting the hand that fed you and helped you.
Newt was right, it turns out, about Romney.
Why was Bain Capital Not Charged AmPad’s losses when Bain’s bankrupt AmPad company paid pennies on the dollar at its bankruptcy?
Was Bain’s using AmPad to rack up tremendous loans, Bain’s taking huge profits out of the loans, and Bain then leaving shareholders and workers no choice but bankruptcy with tremendous debt, an example of free market capitalism?
If I have my son take out huge loans, then take huge percentages of that loan money as an advisor fee, and our plan is for him to declare bankruptcy, but be protected because I, a non-pursuable person, have socked the money away, what is that called? Free market capitalism or conspiracy to commit fraud?
The ineligible Mitt 'Hussein' Romney:
"I bet you $10,000 that only FR stands in my way.
As long as the “tea party” remains you and I and everybody else who wants America to return to a limited, Constitutional government that stays out of our faces, out of our wallets, and out of our way, there will never be tea party support for Mittens.
Any self-proclaimed Tea Party “leader” who suggests there is tea party support for Mittens is a lying fraud.
Anyone but Romney or Obama... or Paul. I’d be delighted to see Romney as a one percenter and the other more conservative candidates competing for the nomination. However, as of this moment, Newt appears to be the genuine Romney killer. And if it’s still a two way contest between Newt vs Romney after the early primaries, I’ll probably go all in with Newt. We must begin building our conservative coalition as soon as possible lest we end up with Mitt as the last man standing, ie, as in what happened last time with McCain.
You are absolutely right about that.
I will not have that blood on my hands.
Advice: Vote for a Republican Senate and then vote for Romney.
Advice: The servers at FR costs time and money, and it has been stated quite clearly that this site shall not be used to promote the lying abortionist RINO Romney.
(ozone anyone?, meow)
I have. Did you take note that once Constantine converted to Christianity, he didn't return to being a pagan?
Romney has "converted" to Conservatism so many times it's meaningless. It never sticks. It will never stick. And you have nothing to point to in Romney's history to say that he will stay converted. On the other hand, we have a long list of actions to point to which indicate that he won't.
If conservative Republicans vote for Romney they will own him. He will be compelled to pay back those who voted for him.
And you base that on... wild conjecture? Hope N' Change? Delicious Romney Koolaid? Romney's own history says otherwise. Those big meanie voters making poor Mitt run defend his own record! The horrors!
Advice: Vote for a Republican Senate and then vote for Romney. Thats the best shot conservative Republicans have at gaining true transformative power. And you would squander it by not voting for Romney ???
Regardless of the makeup of the Senate, Romney will kowtow or not based on his perception of what's best for Mitt Romney at the moment. And since we can only vote for one senator in one state, you have to rely on millions of voters in other states for your plan to work.
Romney has no loyalty to America. Romney has no loyalty to Conservatism.
Better Advice: Try harder next time you want people to vote for your lyin', self-absorbed, moral-less, abortion lovin', gun hatin' candidate. Find people who can't read, write, and have no TV, who are totally unaware of Romney's record and go from there.
Be wise as a serpent and innocent as a dove.
Wise as a serpent = reject Romney, since he's said repeatedly that he's for stricter gun control than anything we have now.
Innocent as a dove = reject Mitt "Mr. Abortion for All" Romney.
If I'm wrong about Romney, oh Wise One, show me where in Romney's entire history, that he has consistently stood by a single conservative principle over anything/everything else. Here's your chance to convert someone. You clearly think your advice is worth taking, so you must know an awful lot about the subject. Go for it!
I hate revisionist history. The federal debt has gone up every single year since 1957. Sure, Gingrich passed some balanced budget on paper and then voted for supplemental and emergency spending bills. And don't forget, they spent every dime of the large Social Security surpluses during those years, leaving behind massive IOUs. If it comes down to Gingrich or Romney I'll vote for NAFTA / WTO Newt, but I'll need a designated driver to get to the polls.
I know that you are going to hate it, but in terms of support within the Party and ability to beat Obama, I predict that it is going to come down to Romney or Paul.
I really can't imagine Santorum, Bachmann or any of the others catching fire at this late date and it's going to be too late for anyone else to jump in as Republican. ANY third Party candidate will just dilute the Republican vote & give it to Obama.
This election is going to be a wild ride.
Well, some folks are permanently self-deluded. It’s a hell of a way to go through life.
“...If it comes down to Gingrich or Romney I’ll vote for NAFTA / WTO Newt, but I’ll need a designated driver to get to the polls...”
Ha! That’s the spirit!
We should rebuild the grassroots conservative movement. From the Reagan Revolution of 1980 through the Contract with America in 1994, it was this movement from outside Washington that carried us to the first center-right majority governing coalition in more than 60 years.
The problem has not been with conservatism or with our voters.
The problem has been with Republican leaders who forgot who elected them and what values their supporters expected to see implemented in Washington.
Newt Gingrich, 11-13-2006