Skip to comments.Ten Things You Should Do If You’re An “Anybody But Mitt” Republican, And One You Should Not
Posted on 02/01/2012 6:55:12 AM PST by C19fan
Lets say, hypothetically, for just a moment here, that some of the pundits are right that Romneys landslide victory in Florida means he really might be inevitable.
Ive heard more than a few of you Newt and Paul supporters out there; If Romney wins, Im staying home on election day.
While Im not especially passionate about Romney just yet, Ill reiterate what an awful idea this is. Dont go there, people.
Ive got ten suggestions for much more-productive responses.
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Don’t stay home. Go vote for the most conservative Congress or Senate candidate you possibly can.
I friggin can’t stand Mitt Romney and will not vote for him. Ever.
That is certainly going to happen no matter who the nominee is. Should be a very interesting year.
One thing I will not do is stay home on Election Day. another thing I will not do is vote for Romney.
If he’s so damned “electable” then he doesn’t need one more lousy vote for me.
I've held my nose enough, never again.
fruser1: “Boehner will fight Obama, he will not fight Romney.”
That is a very, very important point. Romney will (likely) work with moderate Republicans and Democrats to pass a center left agenda. That’s how he governed. With Romney, we’d have a center left coalition opposing the right. Shoot. That’s already happened on some legislation. Boehner has had to rely on Democrat votes against more conservative Republicans. Is there any evidence whatsoever that Romney would stand up to Democrats? None that I know of. I’d rather have power split than RINO/Democrat cooperation under a centrist presidency.
Ive got ten suggestions for much more-productive responses.
Myself, I’ve got one suggestion. If Romney- then Newt/Sarah for a 3rd party constitutional American candidacy.
“twisted logic “
It’s not twisted, considering w/have a three-branch government including a split legislature (house/senate).
It seems to me, the more bills that get through congress, the more I’m screwed.
When there’s different parties running the various parts, less bills get through and I am henceforth screwed less.
So in fact it would be you who are whining that not everyone wants to be pragmatic.
Voting third party or what not is simply a vote for stalemate.
That’s what I think we need, since we don’t have a candidate that will “undo” damage that’s been done.
My personal belief is that the pragmatism you demonstrate is a big part of the problem, not the solution.
Sometimes it’s ok to be pragmatic, but I’m not willing to do it for this one.
I vote for stalemate!
I am not planning to stay home. I will go and vote for any other decent candidates at other levels.
And hopefully by then, if Romney is the GOP candidate, the Tea Party/conservative base will have agreed on a write-in or Second Party candidate, and I will vote for that person.
My choice for a write-in remains Sarah Palin; but first, we’ll see how things work out. By then, IF Romney is annointed, the conservatives may have agreed on a candidate.
I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, no matter who his VP pick is.
But I’ll certainly go to the polls and vote for anyone decent.
By the way, I said “second party” and not “third party,” because the GOP is intent on committing suicide. So it will be the new third party, vanishing into history like the Whigs.
Stealth Statist/Socialist or naked Statist/Socialist ?
No Classical Liberal in their right mind would vote for Romney.
Don`t vote , personally CYA, and let them have their beast empire system.
Boehner will fight Obama, he will not fight Romney.
Don’t make me laugh. Boner will fight Obama? So far, he has given him virtually every dollar he has asked for, and has done absolutely nothing to oppose him.
I’m voting against Obama in the General Election, even if it means voting for Romney.
I will do what I like on election day and the GOP (and anyone else telling me what I should do) can take a flying leap.
“Dont make me laugh.”
You’re right. Boehner isn’t so great.
Nevertheless, with the debt ceiling last summer as an example, even though he did cave at the end, there was a least a delay, not a rubberstamp - contrast Pelosi as speaker.
Romney is a flat tire but I’m not abandoning the carvjust yet. There are still congressional races and a solidly conservative Housd and Senate can make up for a RINO in the white house. Anyone thinking of sitting this out is volunteering for a 4 year replay of 2009 & 2010 with the Kenyan in the white house and Pelosie/Reid in congress.
No, you don't know. 0bama is following the Cloward-Piven strategy of bankrupting America, followed by chaos and violence, martial law and El-Presidente-For-Life 0bama. Mittens cannot beat 0bama, so be prepared.
>>>I cannot vote for Romney.
I would rather have Obama.
It sounds weird.
BUT, both will continue to destroy America. We have a better chance, albeit a small one, for victories against Obama than Romney. Of course,Boehner and Mcconnell need to go for us to have a better chance.<<<
I agree. Plus, I think I’d feel like a “racist” if I voted for the white, lying, Liberal/Socialist over the black, lying Liberal/Socialist.
According to his own words, in your link, if true, Gingrich is no conservative. And we know he’s no conservative in his private life.
The GOP “moderates” have shut out conservatives and ideas of reform and leadership and worked with the DNC and globalists for years to create the oppressive, mindless mess that is the US government and world today.
I want to tell myself there is a lessor of two evils like I do every election. But I can’t. It’s a lie. There is one united corrupt and evil mob of elitists working together against the freedom, good nature, well being and interests of the country. They will take it down no matter what we do because they have no American constitutional based idenity and ideology. They are foreigners with no attachment to the nation they deconstruct, loot and rule. I can’t vote for my own, my children’s and my country’s destruction.
I’m more afraid for the Republic than I am angry at the stupid party. Even if Newt was the candidate, I am not all that hopeful he’d be able to pull the ship of State off the Rino’s iceberg and avoid sinking. I fear that the Rinos and DNC have done us and the world in already. Rinos and the DNC will take America down to the depths of their elitist, “smart” ignorance.
Looking at the mess they have caused, you would think the Rinos would step back and say to themselves, “something is wrong with us.” But no. They love themselves, they love evil and the lies of political correctness. They don’t really care if it is a Democrat or Republican progressive who subdues and bleeds us out as long as the operation continues. Failure is progress. Interesting times we live in.
The only possibility is that with Mitt as the nominee, he in some way might be a motivation for ppl to vote in more tea party congress-critters. If we control Congress, we control Mitt.
Leave that rotting carcass of a so-called party behind and start a new one built around the tea party. At this point I`m ready to NEVER again vote for another Republicrat ever again,regardless of who they may be. I`m about thru with that vile bucket of $#*t they call the republicRAT party,they can kiss my Constitutionalist @$$.
I will vote. But I will NOT vote for Romney or Obama.
Because I live in a deep blue state my vote for POTUS will only matter to those who keep track of the popular vote.
We Need to Tea Party the GOP
Tea Party Rallies = They aren’t just against perceived Democrat Uber- Liberal and Progressive policies.(they never were)
Don’t Tread On Me.
You don’t know the devil you think you know very well then... my wife is in health care, and she is telling me that Obamacare is already viciously rooting itself at her hospital. They are spending tons to comply with upcoming Obamacare mandate deadlines, and she says it cannot be easily uprooted. If and when it is ruled unconstitutional or repealed something will have to take its place, and bridges will need to be built from the current mandates to new gov mandates or whatever is to replace Obamacare... its as hell of a mess already.
Give that devil 4 more years, and we are europe or worse. Not to mention the hostility this devil’s administration has toward religious institutions, such as Catholic directed hospitals (forcing them to administer birth control and perform abortions) and other social helps institutions. Go ahead vote for the devil you think know or vote by not voting, but if we don’t exercise this devil this time around, he may never be exercised... you think it can’t happen here? Human history is replete with evidence that evil can spring itself on any society and subject freedom unto tyranny, and tyranny never has a peaceful disposition.
Voting for McCain made my stomach turn last time around but Palin made it at least palatable. Maybe if Romney chose Marco Rubio I would find it palatable to vote for Mitt.
What a condescending, POS article.
I live in California and Obama is going to win this state regardless, so that is going to pose an interesting dilemma for me.
I really don’t have to vote R because my vote isn’t going to make a difference anyway. But I will vote for congress and other offices and ballot initiatives.
But it might give the system better feedback if we vote 3rd party for President. (in mass) If we keep voting for the same we will keep getting the same. The Republican establishment should not take my vote for granted anymore.
Don’t know if I’m going to do this, but for the first time in my life I will consider voting 3rd party for President this year.
I live in Massachusetts so it probably does not matter if I don’t vote for Mittens. Romneycare is also viciously rooting intself in Massachusetts and was the blueprint for 0bamacare. I rest my case.
I’m not getting on this thread and, if I were to get on this thread, which I’m not, I would agree with the article.
—I hear those among you who say youll sit this election out. If the party loses because they didnt go conservative enough for me, itll teach them a lesson. —
I will sit out the presidential election if Mitt is the nominee. I may sit out the whole thing. But my reasoning is not “teaching someone a lesson”. Rather, it is where I already am. That is, the world is on the precipice of the greatest collapse in the history of man. This election will not stop it, even if Sarah could somehow run and win. The problems are too big. We’ve fallen off the cliff and are on our descent to the jagged rocks hundreds of feet below. We cannot simply find a leader that will magically produce a lasso and get us back to the top. It’s too late for that. We are committed to the full distance to the rocks below.
I’ve been saying that for years, but I feel a little like a guy that was told he has two years to live, and my two years are up in a few weeks. That is, even though I’ve felt this way for about four years, it is still hard to believe as we near the end. But the signs are all around us and this election is but one of them.
One of the suggestions was “relax”. Do you think that would have been good advice for jews in Germany as they watched Hitler rise to power? The courageous ones were the ones who LEFT THE COUNTRY. It is not an easy thing to do, and your friends all think you are over reacting. But time tests actions, as ours will be tested in the next year.
—There is not a dimes worth of difference between Romney and BHO.—
I’ve used this analogy: It’s like being a jew and having to choose between Hitler and Stalin.
Dopy defense, but I’ll accept it...
Some of us have been there and have dug in enough to build a barricade.
No Mitt. Not now, not ever.
While I agree with the general principle of voting for the "least bad" in the general election, there are still some lines that can't be crossed, and Romney crosses most of them. We would be no better off with Romney than we are with Obama.
” If we control Congress, we control Mitt.”
I hope you’re right, but I don’t think it’ll turn out that way. “We” won’t have control. RINOs will.
—What would you be doing now, all you good conservatives? —
I’ve already done it. I became a prepper. I bought my small farm and new home in Kentucky two weeks before Obama was elected. I moved here from Seattle last August. There is no political solution to the problems we face. It’s too late for that. The car has gone off the cliff and everyone is scrambling to be in the back seat when it hits the rocks below.
It is an exercise in futility. I’m preparing the best I can for war on US soil.
What a condescending, BOHICA POS article. FUGOP!
—You think you know that devil in the White House? Just wait. if he’s re-elected, he will no longer have anything holding him back because he won’t have to worry about running for re-election.—
Well, if Romney gets the nomination, we’ll get to find out if you are right. I love surprises!
Old thought that's still good today:
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton
Alexander articulated how I felt about McCain. I feel even moreso about Romney.
“Im not getting on this thread ... I would agree with the article”
And yet, here you are and on the `Romney Courts Bachman’ thread as well.
Don’t give up. The ancient Greeks’ definition of `Idiot’ included a citizen who refused to get involved with politics.
It is a discouraging time for all conservatives but it is good to hear from everyone, especially yourself, so hang in there!
THIS is the incriminating evidence!!! It has ALWAYS been this way, they tried it with Reagan - but Ronald Reagan was the exception that blasted his way through their fortress.
They always fight the conservatives within their party harder than they fight the other side. Folks, the GOP-E are not our friends! They don't want the same things we do & they only patronize us for our votes. The Dems and the Reps have made a silent "truce" not to rock the boat, it's too good of a gig & We The People are trying to ruin it for them.
This ploy of theirs has worked time and time again & they are doing it again now - we always play into their scheme by voting for the lesser of two evils - time and time again. We are rewarding their bad behaviour & the time has come to stop this.
The GOP-E has got to be shown that it is WE that have the power & we have got to exert that power - for the sake of the country that we love. WE are the key to fixing this, but only if we can stick together. We keep making the mistake of diluting our numbers by backing numerous conservative candidates & enabling the Establishment candidate to beat us.
Seems like we need to somehow go through that winnowing process BEFORE the start of the national campaign - so we can narrow it down 'in-house' and not on the national stage. I really do think it's time for us to start another party - to have it in place for 2016. In the meantime, we work on Congress, we start putting ourselves in local office and build our way up - BUT NOT IN THE GOP STRUCTURE!!! That brand has been destroyed. We've got to stop thinking that we can take over the party - we don't have enough time to try that anymore.
If Romney ends up being the nominee, the GOP is going to have to be taken out, to save the country & to send a powerful message to Washington DC, that we're not going to be their pawns anymore. This is it - I will not play along anymore - and I do this BECAUSE I love my country!
Too late, Mitch.
Anyone else think CPAC will be mega-interesting this year?
People act likevthis is something new...people sat home in 2008 when ‘they’ tried to shove McCain down our throat. It will be MUCH WORSE with Romney. You aren’t even going to hear from them on the internet forums like this one or on ‘talk’ radio, but they are out there.