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Posted on 01/31/2012 10:01:12 AM PST by tomkat
Have at it y'all !
Hey Florida -- let's show the Nation and all the RINO slugs some TeaPower today !
This one oughta be good for a couple thousand !
( oy, my poor ping page ! )
I see almost no policy differences between Obama and Romney. Maybe a margin difference here or there, but philosophically they are the nearly the same on almost every issue.
Romney is a liberal progressive clearly evidenced by running to the left of Ted Kennedy in Mass, and an inability to articulate and defend conservatism.
Making a slick, oily, arrogant, politician who ran to to left of Ted Kennedy the face of conservatism will set the conservative movement back for at least a decade.
23.6% and Newt is climbing - 30% now
Turn off Fox!
Yep, he's turned it into a game. I maintain that he does this because he's not REALLY concerned about the future of the republic. Sure, Rush is a conservative and is very good at presenting conservative arguments ...EXCEPT at election time.
Today's show (my first day back since last Wednesday) was actually pathetic. NEVER thought I would say that. I, for one, don't give a damn who Rush votes for. It makes NO difference. He's turned the primary into a foolish game ala "Operation Chaos" for the Republican stupid. Rush admitted he's losing friends over this election (something he has NEVER said before), but the game goes on.
For the ten thousandth time, I maintain that ANYONE who claims Mitt Romney is in ANY way conservative is an idiot or a moron ...take your pick.
Today I have been thinking a lot about Mitten's scorched earth campaign in Florida. I draw encouragement from the sage wisdom, "He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind."
“I am more convinced everyday it is time for us to start a new Conservative Party.”
I’m with you. Should Romney prevail and get the nomination, he will dive to the left to try to appease the centrists/indies. Kicking conservatives will be fair game once he’s out of the Convention and in the General.
They will try to eliminate as many Tea Party/Conservatives in House and Senate, and replace them with “Moderates”. This is an anti-conservative coup and they think we will show up to the polls for them and help them take us out!!!!!
I know what you mean. It’s finally sinking in-—we are really a minority in America.
Obama and Axelrod must be laughing their behinds off. The idiots in the establishment are about to nominate a man who holds one of the highest offices in a church that until the late 70’s didn’t let blacks become priests. And they’re going to run that guy against the first black President. I’m sure the TV ads have already been made.
No. Newt shouldn’t drop out. He’s up in the national polls. There was too much early voting (which favors Romney) and too much money spent by Romney. Let’s see if Romney can keep the spending up for the rest of the primaries/caucuses.
Not a sight I would want to see.
Until recently I was an anybody but 0 person, but I don’t know if I could vote for plastic permasmile buy the nomination liar maybe the devil romney.
I am sick over this. Blah. Blech.
Well, something’s up, cause it’s up to 45% reporting now. Can’t be all early votes, unless it’s 45% of all precincts early votes only.
I am actually VERY impressed with 30% for Newt right now.
What’s Mitt got to run on if not negative campagining against Newt? (Which he wouldn’t dare do against Zero)
Offshore bank accounts?
I went to 3 polling places this afternoon. I was alone in each place in Tally. Not nary a Republican voter. Shit fire!!!
Santorum wants to be Romney’s running mate, and I think he probably will be. He’s very ambitious but has never had either the money or the charm to make it big, and he lost his last election by 700,000 votes. But he’d be fine as Romney’s running mate, would get the home-schooling crowd and a lot of little old ladies, and really won’t have to do much during the campaign.
If it comes down to Romney and Obama, there’s no way Romney will win and I doubt that going to campaign events in nearly empty venues is going to be very stressful for Santorum.
That 41% is most likely the early vote totals.
An exit poller approaches me and they'd get a nice polite 'we vote via secret ballot in this country (for the moment) so GFY'.
I wanna see the official count before throwing in the FL towel, thank you very much.
(cincinnati .. not venting at you ;-)
Rush is an entertainer. We thought he was something else, and the mistake was ours.
They have been drooling, just waiting for the idiot GOP to nominate this loser.
I pray they are prepared for the WRONG candidate!
Hear me, GOP/RNC/RNSC. I will never vote for Romney. NEVER.
I hope it doesn’t end up as bad as Drudge is reporting right now.
I can’t believe Romney would get that large a percent of the vote.
That would be more than the other 3 candidates combined.
If Romney wins I predict many will lash out and blame it on the media, RNC, Rush or whoever they can conveniently scapegoat. Conservatives as a group have no one to blame but themselves - collectively that is. Here you have Newt and Santorum splitting the conservative vote in a state chock full of NE liberal snow birds. Romney will easily take Florida. And the reason is because two conservative candidates are nore interested in their own power than uniting against Romney. Not necessarily blaming them either. That is what primaries are about - let the best man/woman win etc. But blaming everyone else is a cop out when it is simple math that will allow Romney to win Florida. Doesn't matter how Florida goes. Santorum should get the hell out and support Newt and Newt should fight all the way to the convention. It ain't over until its over - except in the case of Florida -- Florida has been 'over'.
Not happy about living in Florida right now.....
Been listening to Rush since ‘94 ..... turned him off today. Just couldn’t listen any more.
FOX NEWS HAS NUMBERS UP!!!!! THE POLLS ARE NOT CLOSED!!! They are doing it again!
Trying to suppress the vote! Unbelievable!
I’m just about with you, ma’am.
where are you watching?
Not after tonight.
Dittos my FRiend.
No, these numbers are mail ballots and early voting by personal appearance from each oucnty.
Maybe the Pensacola results will lift Newt.
Makes me SO mad that people are once again being snowed by someone who they think is a “moderate”(Please, there is NO such thing, Romney is a progressive liberal!). Romney makes McCain look centrist. I really thought that this time would be different, that Conservatism would finally have a fighting chance, apparently the Republican party has decided to throw Conservatism out the window and vote in a progressive. So I guess when you look at it both parties really have more in common then we want to admit. Romney wont beat Obama, Obama and his cronies are laughing their asses off right now, so disgusted to see what is happening to the country I love so much. Just should make a Conservative party, at least I could vote with my conscience instead of being forced to vote for an Obama clone with an R next to his name
Don’t shoot the messenger! I’m just telling you what CNN has posted. They’ve got nearly 1 million votes tallied so far....48% reporting. In 2008, about 1.9 million total votes were recorded.
FL is not a heavy GOP state. Newt will kick Mitts ass here in Texas, and probably 25 other strong GOP leaning states.
Remember what we were hearing a week ago. No one who doesn’t win South Carolina ever becomes the nominee.
There’s a long way to go.
However, I’m not joining the blame Santorum crowd.
There seems to be a lot of fear and hatred of Gingrich out there which I totally don’t understand and if it continues to grow, we will need Santorum.
Exit Poll: 11% seeking “true conservative” voted for Romney.
I think your parsing of DL reads in too much cynicism on his part. I think he genuinely sees Santorum as the true conservative, not Newt. I think he’s rigidly applying the formula that one should support the purest conservative in the primary and then suck it up and support whoever the nominee happens to be in the general. Unfortunately in our present circumstances this could very well help Romney get the nomination. But I don’t think this means he’s starting with a desire to see Romney get it. I just think that’s where his adherence to the formula takes him. I would say that he realizes this on some level, and I would guess that he himself isn’t totally comfortabe with the implications of what he’s written. I think he’s being formulaic and inflexible, maybe even a little bit naive, but not cynical. I don’t think DL is an establishment guy or a cynic, but I think he has managed to wedge himself into a position that can look that way from certain angles.
They are the EARLY VOTES—are they at least noting that or are they trying to make it seem as if these ARE the results of today’s election?? If so, that is UNCONSIONABLE!
Lets not lose hope. Florida usually serves up the establishment candidate, no?
Florida - Summary Vote Results
January 31, 2012 - 07:34PM ET (i) = incumbent = winner = runoff
President - GOP Primary
1603 of 6796 Precincts Reporting - 24%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Romney, Mitt GOP 411,285 49%
Gingrich, Newt GOP 249,891 30%
Santorum, Rick GOP 103,046 12%
Paul, Ron GOP 55,747 7%
Huntsman, Jon GOP 4,313 1%
Perry, Rick GOP 4,280 1%
Bachmann, Michele GOP 2,445 0%
Cain, Herman GOP 1,864 0%
Johnson, Gary GOP 731 0%
We’re going to wake up one day and think, “Wow, there was a time when we could have stopped this”. If we don’t get together soon, that day is not far off.
If Newt is our best chance then lets get it done. But be honest before you throw all our support behind any candidate, can they win. Never mind Obama, can they win against Romney.
I’m all in if Conservatives unite behind a candidate no matter who it is but we haven’t been able to do that.
Super Tuesday could give Newt back some momentum. Lets not get down over penalized Florida.
Can't fix stupid.
Rush has no children or grandchildren......think about it.
Well, I’m not happy about being in VA right now - only two choices on the ballot: Romney or Paul. No write-ins allowed. Take one guess who I’m voting for? If you need a hint, he’s short and nuts.
Words of truth.