Skip to comments.OK all Conservatives GUT CHECK time...
Posted on 04/05/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
...If it's Mittens what are YOU going to do...are you going to swallow DEEP, PLUG yout NOSE and vote for "him" OR WAHT?
Don’t like Romney one bit, but will gladly vote for him over Obama!
You have hit upon the solution!!!!! Get liquored up on election day and have a sober person drive you there. Then pull the lever for ABBH. Anybody but Hussein.
I’ve spelled out where each of the candidates departs from principle.
You see, principle is my plumb line, not personality.
Again, foreign concepts to folks like you.
By the way, most of those folks are about to become Romney Republicans, if they haven’t already. Which is telling.
And, by the way, if the price of being a political "somebody" is the abandonment of all principle, the principles that are the substance of the sacred oath of office, the price is far too high.
I can hope and be fooled. I have been so many times before. But Romney just insults me. I can’t be fooled by an insult.
Welcome to Free Republic.
Indeed the perfect is the enemy of the good. The flaw in your reasoning is that Romney is “the good.” He’s not. Just being to the right of Obama on one issue is certainly not enough to qualify someone as earning my vote. And, frankly, given Romney’s “flexibility” on the issues how can anyone be certain where he actually is? Today he says one thing; tomorrow it may be different if the wind blows a different way. Romney wants the presidency in the worst way. Worst Way. He wants it enough to say whatever it takes to whomever he thinks he needs to say it. I will not vote for The Etch-A-Sketch Candidate.
I’m confident The Republican Establishment was certain that all us pesky conservatives would dutifully fall in line this election as we have for so many other, but I’m done with that. I _will_ _not_ vote against my convictions again.
It took me until I had the ballot in my hands to decide I whether I actually would vote for McCain. Even then it was not an easy thing to do. I’ve regretted it ever since. I won’t go there again. I’ve reached my line in the sand and I won’t cross it.
Some time ago I read a news article about a home invasion by a bunch of hoodlums. They held a mother and son at gun point and ordered the mother to perform oral sex on her son or have her and her son be killed. This disgusting scene is analogous to where conservatives find themselves. As I see it, the mother in the situation has to decide whether to jump in the pit with the scum and give in to their demands (and likely be killed anyway) or decide that no matter what she will do what she knows is right and live (or die) with the consequences.
For too long conservatives have chosen to “go along to get along,” and we’ve found out the hard way that compromising on principles with those who mean you harm only slows the harm. I’m done playing the game; I’m done ignoring my conscience under the justification that it will all turn out OK in the end. It hasn’t, and it won’t even if I go just a bit farther down this road.
For too long conservatives have said we’ll insist on a conservative candidate only to give in at the last moment on the grounds of party unity. We bought the line that if we don’t something horrible will happen. Where has it gotten us? Compassionate Conservatism. Medicare Part D. Campaign Finance Reform. Unionized Federal TSA. John McCain. And the latest disgrace: Mitt Romney who may or may not favor gay marriage, abortions, government mandated health insurance and who knows what else.
No, I will not vote for Romney.
“However theres no good argument to stay home and let downticket races suffer. Even if I cant vote Romney, Im not going to punish Tim Walberg for that.”
Exactly. I won’t vote for Mittens, but I will vote for the rest of the crowd and issues that deserve my vote. Colorado routinely places important issues on the ballot during presidential votes and those also deserve a vote.
“Ones a communist and ones a capitalist.”
Not if the race is between Obama and Mittens. Both are die-hard Marxists that believe the government has the right to control every aspect of your life. The proof? MittensCare and the following ObamaCare. More proof? Cap-and-Trade.
In what way?....... How can you make such a statement since Romney is never settled on any conservative issue....but certainly will slide for abortion, gay rights, cap'n' trade and Obamacare... ...so you'll never know which direction he'll take. .....Romney's like slime moving between the fingers of a hand.
Furthermore...Romney is the front man, truly has no mind of his own on what he will ultimately do.....he's most definitely under the leadership of the LDS and will do as they say over and above all else as his loyalty is settled to the agenda of the LDS leadership first and foremost and above this country....
I'm not willing to vote for a man whose actions are dictated by unseen, unknown men, and his loyalty to them and their agenda over that of the office He would hold....
We know what Obamas doing, he's out in the open for the most part and we can fight a seen enemy.......Romney operates with deceit and fakery, in the shadow of another "governance" who will remain unseen and operating in the direction this country takes.
Nope, not at all in Romneys court....and have no reason to believe I ever will be.
BTW I do not see LDS as a religion by any means.....it's simply the means used to channel revenues to the leadership who are corporate investors, land holders, and investors......a Corporation in and of themselves with no accountability to anyone....and this not only nationally but Internationally as well.
That’s where I’m at here in PA.
If Newt isn’t trending here I’ll vote for Santorum to keep Romney in check....
I’ll NOT vote for Romney in the General.
I’ll NOT vote for Obama in the General.
It is illogical thinking like that which will put Obama back in office.
Shame on that type of thinking. Vote Mitt to oust Obama.
Simple as that.
.he’s most definitely under the leadership of the LDS
Make light of it to your own hurt Magritte....it’s wise to research Romney’s own words....and that of LDS holdings and who by, as well as their political agenda..there’s no conspiracy about it, only the uninformed would say that. If all you know is “magic Underwear” you have not even skimmed the surface and are mis-directed.
That’s the lamest answer I’ve ever heard. Do you have a single specific thing that would happen or is it strictly a Mormon boogieman post? Do you also believe the Pope and the Vatican “run” Santorum??
I will write in Sarah Palin.
So you’d rather have a marxist than a mormon in the White House? Huh. Religious prejudice results in irrational conclusions.
“We know,.......But you can, (In good conscience) let Obama win a second term and destroy the country. You must be one of those Principled Patriots. “
And you are obviously a scared little chicken afraid of the big bad Obama. So afraid that you are letting him control who you vote for.
Grow a set, will ya?
Also: A bit of edumacation for you: A vote for Obama is a vote for Obama. A vote for anybody else is a vote for anybody else.
Only the looters who vote for Obama will be responsible for another Obama term. THEY are the problem with this country.
I am not the problem nor are any of the other “principled patriots” who have had enough of the leftist controlled organization known as the “Republican Party”.
As was posted to me upthread, be sure your state allows write-in votes for write-in candidates who may not have registered. Otherwise your ballot may be considered spoiled and thrown out.
“...be sure your state allows write-in votes for write-in candidates who may not have registered. Otherwise your ballot may be considered spoiled and thrown out. “
That’s good information.
No submission, no grovelling, no crawling to Mittens to kiss his manly member while he tells Muffy and Skippy, "See? I told you I'd have no trouble pulling the conservatives once I was the last man standing!"
FUMR, that's my vote.
GOP-e's want to steer the nod to people like him, then they'll go down with people like him. Screw them!
Don't be a jerk. THEY put the country in the hands of Obama by insisting on putting up McCain, and hogging all the nod and power, and you have "blood on your hands" if you don't kowtow to them and do what they want you to?
Listen to yourself!
Their vast derelictions, their snobbery, their clubby, "PLU" exclusivity and clinging to power is NOT your doing! Look at the vast sums they've lavished on their creature -- look at the polls wilt as they dumped lies and opprobrium on better men -- and somehow YOU are going to be responsible if their latex lizard doesn't win?!
God, what a stiff!
Texas votes on May 29th. Thanks for trying to shut us down, Tex. Spoken like a real sport.
By the way, the Bushes won't ask you in to drinks, much less supper, much less staying the night, just because you hauled water for them and got Rubber Rictus elected POTUS. You do know you'll always be Texas trash < /off pleonasm > to them, don't you?
Unless you went to Yale or something.
White flags all over the place. What the hell is this, French Army maneuvers?
I already voted in the primary. Wasn't for Mitt, obviously.
Yes, that's true. Although we've got a notorious RiNO dumping big bucks to be our next U.S. Senator from Texas ..... we might "situationally" and contingently have to vote for a third-party candidate if this RiNO beats the much better, actually conservative Ted Cruz, to keep RiNO Dewhurst's totals down. He's been a PITA anti-conservative as lieutenant governor and we can't reward him with a no-sweat vacation trip to the U.S. Senate after he helped screw over GOP conservatives in the Texas legislature.
Romney will lose.
It doesn’t matter.
Total Nonsequitor. This was about the general election choice, talking to someone who thinks its maybe ok if Obama gets re-elected, not about the primary.
The Texas primary WILL matter - Ted Cruz for US Senate.
November - Anyone But Obama.
No, it IS about the primaries. It's about Bush Central ordering Santorum and Gingrich supporters to knock it off and kiss their boy. It's about big Republicans ordering little Republicans around and telling them their votes don't count -- don't bother to vote in the primary, it's time for everyone but Romney to drop out and start doing the Party Unity dance.
So sorry if I don't go along, and criticize you for participating in the RiNOs' calling their dogs to heel while we've still got primaries to hold.
Yeah, I am so disappointed to see people lining up to surrender to the undead Romney -- someone mentioned Cthulhu upthread, this is like the marriage of Free Republic to Cthulhu.
But then, this is what those evil s.o.b.'s behind Romney have been planning all along.
PS. .... Big people agree ..... little people who have no pride, don't need the vote. We don't need elections, when all the decisions are already taken in Kennebunkport double-parlors.
I think the senate will go Republican in this election. Barak is lazy and will do nothing his last term but be on a permanent vacation.
What makes you think they are going to learn anything? Have conservatives done anything this cycle that would prompt those people to drop their smugness and self-satisfaction?
Even if they lose 49 States, next cycle they will do the exact same thing all over again -- picking one of their clubby own for the Dedazo, as Mexicans call it, The Nod, the Person Whose Turn It Is.
(Who went to Andover and Exeter and Choate and Yale and Middlebury and Brown and Harvard Law and Georgetown and Sloan and JFK and ... and ... and ....whatever.)
You couldn't possibly be more wrong. There's nothing more frightening IMO than an unfettered Obama issuing EO after EO, turning the EPA loose and 45 un-elected, un-accountable CZARS setting rules for the next 4 years.
If I were you, I'd re-examine the premise by which you came to the conclusion you did ......
I’d ask Barack himself but he is too busy playing golf right now.
I’m going to vote against Obama in November. He is the most serious threat to this Constitutional Republic.
With enough Pubbie senators, that could stick; of course, if 'Rat senators are going to keep voting like Communist commisars, the way they did in the Clinton case, then nothing matters.
Did you intentionally leave out: "FUUSA"? That's what your strategery will really do.
The Dummycrats are defending 23 of the 33 Senate seats up for election this cycle. Getting to 60 R's would be a stretch. Anything's possible though. If it looks like Obama is going to get re-elected, people may look to electing a Republican Congress (House & Senate) as a way to check his power.
Still, Obama's over-use of EO's, CZARS, the EPA etc.. is enough to send chills down my spine that there's just no way in hell I want him re-elected. Obama will simply try to go-around Congress with EO's and force everything to the Courts. With how "quickly" our court system moves, the damage Obama can do with non-stop EO's is frightening.
The RNC country clubbers and their greedy pulled back wives are just lapping up this "Anybody but Obama" nonsense.
Anybody who supports a party that would nominate a mormon melchidzek bishop, coward, con man, and flat out liar is a moron.
There is no saving this nation by playing nice with the Washingtonians.
DC is the problem, and they will never be the solution.
There is no electoral solution.
Well, there could be, if folks would take a few simple steps.
You fight that by refusing to comply at the state level.
If the Feds come to arrest and put Governors in federal prison for refusing to comply with apparatchiks at the EPA and other departments, so be it.
It's called civil disobedience, and it requires a set of balls.
Voting for a degenerate scumbag like MYTH ROMNEY sure as hell isn't going to make DC any less intrusive in the rights of the States.
People often do split their tickets that way -- in normal years. This year, as in 2006 and 2008, the 'Rats are calling out the dregs to join the plunder. We can always hope and pray.
Still, Obama's over-use of EO's, CZARS, the EPA etc.. is enough to send chills down my spine ....
If we can get close in the Senate, Obama's just buying himself multiple bills of impeachment -- and if that happens, all the BC stuff comes in, the SS card stuff comes in, Shirley Sherrod and the NBPP and Fast & Furious -- it all comes in on him. This time the Republicans will throw the kitchen sink at him ..... unless they want him as a fall guy for the economy still. It's hard to figure what the GOP's Walking Gods and Masters of the Universe are thinking.
“Did you intentionally leave out: “FUUSA”? That’s what your strategery will really do.”
So what you are saying is that if I don’t vote for Romney I am working against America?
Seems that you don’t understand what the problem is.
The problem with this country is not Obama.
He is a symptom.
The problem is the fact that so many looters voted for him and will do so again. If Obama is gone, the looters remain, and will try to elect another like him.
Voting for a socialist Obamacare creating, pro abortion, magic underwear sporting, flip flopping sleazeball that is Romney is not going to solve anything.
But to simpletons like you the real danger to America is people who won’t support Romney.
Stop being a tool and think before you speak next time.
I am simply saying that if you choose not to vote for Romney (if he is the GOP nominee) then you are helping to return Obama to unchecked power.
I don't see how that is working FOR America.
But, then you are so much smarter than I,
“if you choose not to vote for Romney (if he is the GOP nominee) then you are helping to return Obama to unchecked power.”
Are you completely stupid?
I am not doing a damn thing to “help” Obama return to power.
The only votes that go to Obama are votes FOR Obama.
I am not voting for Obama.
Are you kidding? If the Rep’s win the Senate, there are still enough leftists to do damage and Obama will executive order this country into irreparable Socialism regardless of what happens.
If you do not vote for the GOP nominee in November, then you are helping to reelect Obama. Here's why: Obama will receive more votes than the GOP nominee. Although it does involve math...this thought process really does not rise to the level of rocket science. So please, give it a try.
Perhaps the GOP establishment should have considered this before they started shoving the RINO Romney down our throats. While I might hold my nose and vote for him over Obambi, I fully understand why many probably won't vote for Romney. The sad thing is that many people might stay home and not vote republican at all for ANY office. All because the elitists controlling the party want their favorite RINO in the top spot.
I am a Newt fan and deeply disappointed that he didn't get any traction. I think it's a great loss for the nation.
But I know Obama is a worse loss. Come November I will put aside my disappointment and actively vote against Obama's reelection. I will vote for the GOP nominee.
All I ask is that others go through the same thought process and rise above their anger come November.
If someone just cannot pull the lever for the GOP nominee--for whatever reason--so be it. I won't be able to change their mind. But he or she should understand they are playing with political fire and own the consequences.