Skip to comments.Era of Voting for RINOs is Declared Over
Posted on 01/26/2012 11:19:20 AM PST by veritas2002
This morning I authored a Vanity Post declaring that under no circumstance would I vote for Romney.
Even though I am a lifelong Republican and have NEVER voted for a Democrat in my 60+ years, I am finished with the biased liberal media (including Fox) and the Republican establishment selecting my (losing) candidate. Here are some of my reasons:
In 1976, a sitting MODERATE Republican president named Gerald R. Ford ran against a two-bit peanut farming liberal Georgia governor and LOST.
1n 1992, a sitting MODERATE Republican president named George Bush ran against a liberal Arkansas governor with a history of raping and abusing women and LOST.
In 1996 a sitting MODERATE US Republican senator named Robert Dole ran against a sitting liberal president named William (stained blue dress) Clinton who was later impeached and disbarred and LOST.
In 2008, a long-term sitting MODERATE US Republican senator named John McCain ran against a do-nothing jerk US Senator from Illinois whose sole qualifying credential was as a community organizer for ACORN and student of Saul Alinsky and LOST.
And now in 2012, the Republican Party insiders, along with the liberal press are trying to once again pick our candidate - a MODERATE Massachusetts Governor who introduced socialized medicine to his State and guess what my friends...
Yet... the same guy was the FACE of the most far reaching conservative legislation since Ronald Reagan was President. Really, Contract For America probably stands second only to the Reagan Tax Cuts, and Newt was the guy on that, he wasn’t just bragging.
I prefer a Reaganite. You know, Gingrich. The one that has the party elites hysterical.
Paraphrasing she who can no longer be named, electability gave us losers Ford, Bush I, Dole, McLame. Supporting and voting for the crazy right winger gave us Ronald Reagan!
The only one with real balls I voted for was President Reagan in 1984 and this was my first election since I was 18. The rest ever since, I help my nose while voting !
> Im in my early 30s and have NEVER had a candidate with some real balls to vote for as president.
Now the one thing I can not believe is that Romeny woudld intentionally do anything to harm the LDS.
Ron Paul is no leader. Doesn’t even want to be president. He’s just making a statement and getting paid megabucks to do it.
Seriously. It's Game Over, at this point. I don't think there's a damned thing that can be done. MAYBE after the United States collapses into regional countries, MAYBE we can reform a Reunited States..... but expect the Second Amendment to be gutted.
No kidding. WTF happened to her? It’s the most incredible reversal I’ve ever seen from a conservative warrior. I’m sick about it.
Now the one thing I can not believe is that Romeny woudld intentionally do anything to harm the LDS.
I respect your opinion, but any Republican or conservative abstaining from voting is basically casting a vote for the opposition. That’s just how it is in a two part system. Obama and the Dems would love to see a few million more people do what you plan to do.
This is an out and out lie. He testified in Congress AGAINST crap and tax. And wrote a book in 2008, Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less.
endorsed an individual mandate in health-care,
Gingrich has addressed this repeatedly saying it's unconstitutional. He also addressed it in a debate saying they were grasping at anything to stop HillaryCare and the mandate was an awful solution.
And, frankly, I believe the GOP elite wants exactly that. I believe they want to lose to Obama. I believe some horrible American collapse is very close. And I believe the GOP would rather that the history books note that it was a Democrat at the helm at that time.
A pandemic of ignorance and stupidity has infected the GOP.
(*tightens tinfoil hat, glances suspiciously through mini-blinds before typing*)
Either that or things are much worse than we know and the GOP elite are using reverse psychology on us in order to saddle Obama with America’s epic collapse.
(*locks & relocks doors 3 times, tightens tinfoil again for better reception*)
See post #65.
Great minds and all ...
My reason for not voting for Romney if he’s the nominee is that I’d rather Obama take all the blame for finishing the job of wrecking the place than have Romney come in as ‘the conservative’ and have conservatism trashed when he achieves essentially the same end.
I’ll write in Gingrich and sleep well at night.
People ask me today who I voted for in 2008 and I’m happy to say I wrote in Thompson. At the time, he was the most conservative guy with his hat in the ring.
“I absolutely will NOT vote for or support the abortionist/statist socialist healthcare pushing Mitt Romney under any circumstances whatsoever!!”
“The elite GOP establishment can KMA!!”
Those are my exact thoughts.
My grandfather taught me that nobody could ever take away a man’s integrity. He said that to lose your integrity, you had to give it away and once given, you can never get it back.
I’ve made it to 63 without giving away my integrity and I’ll be damned if I will give it up now by voting for Romney.
GO NEWT GO..........
Romney on the other hand, will try to engineer his Socialist, Bigger Government (more streamlined he says) and will actually do far more harm than this do nothing incompetent now in office.
You're being very charitable. Romney is a full-blown, dyed-in-the-wool liberal. He's certainly more liberal than any of the other RINOs you listed, with the exception maybe of Ford.
Mitt is a northeastern elitist technocrat who, though he isn't a full-blown Marxist like Obama, share's Obama's absolute contempt for everyone who doesn't live in the I-95 corridor north of the Virginia-Maryland border.
Seven Principles of the Constitution Party:
Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
Property: Each individual's right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
Constitution: and Bill of Rights interpreted according to the actual intent of the Founding Fathers;
States' Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people;
American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.
From my cold, dead hands, FRiend ...
The elite GOP establishment can KMA!!
One of my biggest problems with Jim Robinson is you can never really be sure where he stands on an issue. /sarc
Seriously, give 'em hell, Jim!
The only thing that's gonna be gutted is the one who tries to take it from me!
I don’t see how we survive massive debt,long term unemployment, and seemingly no real effort to stop either. Maybe I am just to much of a optimist?
If Mitt wins he will govern as a near-far-left-of-center President. He will do NOTHING to reduce the scope and power of government. He will have accomplished nothing that would make people want him re-elected.
Then, in 2017 another Marxist will likely take power and "America will be destroyed"
Voting for Mitt will only delay our destruction, not prevent it. Nothing on this Earth will get me to vote for Mitt.
a non-vote is a vote for Obama.
If Willard gets the nomination i’ll vote for Obama over Willard. At least i know where Obama is coming from.
Let the new world order begin! I think about going on Welfare so I can get me some a peice of that pie. While it last.
Maybe sell a little crack on the side?
Your dead on.
No way were people going to vote for Ford after he pardoned Nixon. The country lost its collective mind after that.
Perot screwed that election up and the numbers back that up.
The economy was humming along during Dole’s stint as the sacrificial lamb. I really thought he’d win though as I figured America had learned what a scumbag Clinton was. Was I ever wrong.
I agree 100% (I actually went off on a rant about it http://libertarian-neocon.blogspot.com/2011/12/why-i-wont-vote-for-mitt-romney-if-he.html). I am a lifelong Republican as well and after Reagan in my formative years the GOP has done nothing but nominate RINO losers ever since. Quality candidates like Phil Gramm, Steve Forbes and Jack Kemp were thrown to away so we could get the Bushes and Dole. And let’s not even talk about McCain.
I’m absolutely sick to my stomach at the thought of Romney as the nominee and as President. He is completely dishonest and doesnt believe in anything. When I watch Newt, I often get the feeling that he could actually make this country great again. When I look at Romney, he clearly is going to do nothing to make our long term situation better. In fact, like all the other RINO’s that have been elected, he will make it worse.
Surely you jest !
Souter was a big boo-boo, no doubt. His biggest mistake, in my opinion.
The “no new taxes” thing is a side show.
In 1980, it wasn’t a 3rd party Republican, it was a 3rd party Democrat, Scoop Jackson.
Clinton was lock in ‘96 because Newt and company overplayed their hand, and it’s a pity they did. I appreciate the things Newt did, but he had the country on the right track and then blew it, putting Clinton back on offense when they had him on the ropes.
“We need a guy like Ron Paul to lead us!”
Lead us where? To a rubber room?
Whoops! It was John Anderson, had my years wrong.
You think that Willard Romney, the man who signed socialized medicine into law isn’t a socialist? Wonders never cease.
I feel like I’m having a conversation with a leftist who tries to explain why Nazis weren’t socialists even though ‘socialist’ was part of the name.
By the way, Bill Clinton WAS beatable in 1996.
I agree with the original poster that I'm done with RINOs. If Romney gets this nomination, I will be voting third party.
I’m extremely depressed today. Every single fake conservative like Coulter, Faux News, Drudge, etc. is coming out of the woodwork to trash Newt and pimp Willard. I can no longer realistically consider myself a Republican.
Let me repeat what used to be the standard FReeper voting protocol:
Vote against the RINO in the primary. Vote against the ‘Rat in the general. Repeat as needed.
This works at all levels from sheriff and alderman to POTUS.
Not true.I saw the exit polling after that race.A majority of the Perot voters would have voted for Clinton if Perot was not in the race.
Explain to us how a socialist health care creating, gay marriage starting, gun grabbing, pro-abortion puke like Romney is a conservative.
I’m with you. No Mitt under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!
That, plus Slick Willy was smart enough to know where the winds were blowing.
I think there’s already a Constitution party/.