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Posted on 04/10/2012 12:29:15 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
To hell with the GOP-e. Barring a miracle, they got their big government, unconstitutional mandate loving, socialist abortionist Obama-lite RINO on the ballot, they can now get him elected.
We are the resistance!!
Shove him down our throats today, we shove him up your donkeys in November!!
I can see November from my house!!
The sad thing is that a lot of people here will probably go that far. A far right rebellion will only isolate conservatives more and that is not the best for conservatives or the country.
Ban me if you like Jim Robinson but this is stupid.
So. No rebellion for you. So, what would you have conservatives do then? The same thing we did in ‘08 which was to hold our nose and vote for a RINO? That got us Obama, but I’m guessing you don’t think that’ll happen again, huh?
Go ahead and vote GOP or nothing. Rove, Mittens, Boehner and the rest of the RINO’s appreciate your support.
But as for conservatives like me? We will NOT support a party that has betrayed us.
I agree with you. I will be voting country over party in this election, and against Obama. Romney is many things, and is definitely not my first choice, but he has at least one redeeming feature... he isn’t Obama.
Besides, I’m tired of passing by Obama’s picture in my work space every morning. I want somebody (ANYBODY!) different hanging there.
Jim’s old and, more importantly, he lives in California (I think). Truth be told, it doesn’t matter what he does because California is so hard left their electoral votes are guaranteed to go to Obama.
Those of us who are young, live in swing states, and recognize that this election is a choice between a Marxist ACTIVELY TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY and an at-best moderate Republican don’t have that luxury. We can’t complain that our candidate doesn’t meet our ideological purity test, so country be damned.
We who refuse to vote for Romney -must- unite behind a third party. If we don’t, we’re no better than the party-line Republicans who cry about the need for change but do nothing about it.
I know that some people will say “Cato, this is an election year, so this is the WORST time to start a third party.” I’ve got news for you: there never will be a ‘good’ time. Most people don’t pay attention to politics in off-years, so we’d probably be ignored if we waited. If we do it during an election year, yes, we’re going to split the vote in certain cases.
Nobody ever said that change would be easy, but it’s necessary. Again, if we do nothing, we’ll accomplish nothing. We’ll be no better than the Mittwits.
We need to strike while the iron is hot so we’ll get exposure. If we can get exposure, we can make progress. As difficult a fight as this will be, the only other option, trying to change the GOP from within, is a proven failure.
Your Einstein picture makes a compelling argument.
Romney will move the Republican party “permanently to the left?” Nonsense. Richard Nixon was just as liberal as Mitt Romney. And 6 years after he resigned we elected Ronald Reagan.
Nothing is permanent in politics. Relax Francis.
At this point, I think Obama would beat everybody in the race or out of the race unfortunately.
First time I ever saw “dictator” and “angry blowback” used in the same sentence at least without such words as “prison camps” or “death squads”
Well said, sir.
We did the right thing, held our noses and voted for McCain.
What did that get us? Absolutely nothing. Time to bail on a party that does not represent us and what we stand for.
I moved to "Independent" a number of years ago. Switched back to R to vote in this primary - now I'm wondering what on earth I was thinking...
It’s funny when people say this. The argument that you won’t support Romney because of the damage it would do to the GOP indicates that you value the GOP over the country as a whole.
"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." John Adams
The sad thing is, the GOP elite are not capable of learning.
All of us saw the GOP bloodbath in 2006 when Pelosi became Speaker of the House. What was the GOP response? They elected the same old RINO bastards back to leadership positions in the minority.
They aren’t teachable. We have to go around them.
WE NEED A NATIONAL CONSERVATIVE PARTY NOW. Sure, we’ll lose elections for a decade while starting up, but 12 years in, the new conservative party candidates would be out-drawing the remnants of the old GOP.
We need to do so before that. There has to be a prominent, articulate conservative willing to run as a third-party candidate. The quicker that candidate gets into the race and organized, the greater percentage of the vote he or she can garner.
I doubt there is time for that, with the GOP ready to take down any conservative candidate, like they did Herman Cain & Palin, who will even be willing to enter the race. The GOP is powerful & what they did to Palin & Cain is mind boggling!
Yes, I said the GOP, not the Rats, it was our own repub party who took them down!
You can also see why there has been a hugh sales of guns.
Thank God for Jim Robinson....I honestly don’t know what I’d do if it weren’t for Free Republic.
The only thing a third party candidate, running on such short notice AND having to build an organization will garner, is Obama’s second term. Is that what you really want?
The best time to have started a third party, was 2 years ago when the Tea Party was strong, defeating Rats in the senate!
Hey there metmom, as well as anyone else that may care to chime in.
The choice is to vote a write in. Keep the % votes for whoever wins low, less of a claimed ‘mandate’.
Also, VOTE DOWN TICKET!
It’s critical to claim the senate and keep the house, as well as put as many conservatives in there as we can.
Just my 2 cents
I agree with everything you said in your post...except the above.
In three years, our debt and deficit has become unsustainable. Inflation is creeping in and destroying our savings, disposable income. The federal reserve CANNOT raise interest rates to tame inflation for fear they will drag an already lethargic economy to a screeching halt.
21% real unemployment, more folks on food stamps than anytime in history. Industrial and trade output lowest in levels in history.
This nation is in hot water! What if we open another war front in Iran? Hundreds of billions more in debt.
We don't have any representation in D.C., we barely hear a peep from Republicans in defense of any damn thing.
This is like some sort of bizarr-o world where everything that seems wrong is supported as right.
Those of us who see the signs, the red flags, know what is brewing. Arm yourself!
I’d really , really like to be able to vote FOR a candidate again. However I will vote against Obozo. And in doing so I’ll vote against Holder, and Sebelius, and the czars and every stinking socialist associated with the Regime.
I also can’t live with myself not voting if it gave Obama the opportunity to name more SCOTUS Justices.
It isn’t what I want. But we play the cards we’re dealt with. The Commie in Chief has done more than enough real damage to the nation and our allies. I will vote against him and (in all likelihoo) for Mitt because as unappealing as Mitt Romney is, he’s a HECKUVA lot better than the current joker.
Of course, that ain’t saying much....
And now I expect all the self-righteous “real” conservatives to jump all over me in 3...2...1..
Woohoo, me too!
How nice of you to let us join you in extinction, and, whether you intend it or not, the final destruction of our country by “Captain Social Justice”.
Majority within the GOP.
Vote a third person / write in, will keep total vote % lower for the winner, less of a claim to a ‘mandate’.
Vote downticket, House and Senate are IMPORTANT.
And above all, as you have noted, PRAY and fast, and TRUST in the Lord.
Hey, WTC! I’m 76 years old now and a veteran. I believed that for years I fought the good fight and believed 25 years ago that things were going rather smoothly in this nation.
However, as a PhD I find that today I don’t know a damned thing. How a nation like ours can become so convoluted and screwed up as to elect the garbage we have in my lifetime escapes me. I, like millions, continued to vote for the lesser of two evils with one exception: REAGAN.
We have a liar and a criminal in the White Hut who has been busy destroying America with lots of help from complicit bureaucrats and congressrats, but what does the worthless Republicrat Party dish up for us? Obozo Lite.
As I’ve stated before: the solution is going to be distasteful to many, but Washington today looks a lot like Madrid in 1936 with the only exception being that the commissars weren’t shipped over from Russia, they were already here!
I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. This nation’s problems can’t be resolved by voting for either lousy party: either a legitimate third party or a benevolent despot.
The problem is where is he/she? Yes you are correct, it must be initiated NOW!
Those in government benefit by making government bigger. Has any Pubbie ever asked for a pay cut or backed a bill for a pay cut for all of our elected officials in the HoR or the Senate?
Have the Pubbies ever done the same in regards to curtailing the powers they have granted to the same people?
I don’t look at the intentions just the results.
Oh my gosh, I've said this soooo many times throughout the years on FR and have gotten absolutely skewered by so many folks.
All throughout the Bush years, baby Bush years when we were forced to endure big government Republicans, compassionate conservatism and loss of personal liberties.
If we keep fishing from the same ol pond, were gonna keep catchin the same ol big mouth bass.
Hint hint....were fishing from a pond in Massachusetts.
I’ll be concentrating my efforts on the downticket races. Tim Walberg and Stabenow’s opponent.
I’d love to see Newt win TX, CA, NY, PA and many others now with Rick out. A girl can dream. I will never forgive Romney for what he has done with his scorched Earth campaign. I’ve already received 2 emails from the Newt campaign this afternoon.
Romeny will NOT win. Can not win. He is Obama lite anyway. The GOP knows it. We are so close to a one-party system and here are people arguing about which socialist to elect.
Really? A Repub socialist is better than a Dem socialist? My vote will go to neither.
Romney reminds me of the olde tyme snake oil man making promises where a person could end up losing money or their life.
These folks haven't looked at the SC. If Obama is reelected the is no way in hell he will get to appoint replacements for the conservatives currently sitting on the court because they simply wont step down during an Obama administration but if Romney is elected Kennedy and possibly even Scalia may retire giving Romney the chance to appoint Liberals to replace the most conservative justice and the conservative swing vote.
That is one of the greatest dangers Romney poses.
I hope God blesses the Santorums, too, especially little Bella. Prayers for her health are in order, no matter whom you support.
It’s been rough here between the Santorum/newt people lately, but I AM sorry for you folks who supported Rick and are dealing with this disappointment. I remember how bad I felt when Perry dropped out-—it’s no fun.
Agreed. No true conservative should stay home. Elect the most conservative Congress we can and hope for a Romney victory. Obama is devastating the country. Romney, flaws and all, is an improvement.
That’s how I vote in the booth although I am registered Republican for the purpose of hoping to influence the primaries.
If people are going to vote third party, then they need to get on the same page in an attempt to give the third party candidate enough votes to win.
If not, we need to lift up our heads for our redemption draweth nigh.
2008, NYC and it's boroughs had Fred Thompson on it's ballot. Suffolk County did not; however, they had Rudy!
The million dollar question is who to write in.......unless of course we witness AND participate in a TRULY historical moment......BROKERED CONVENTION!!!
If you don't have the conviction to say NO to Liberals with either a D or R by their name, than maybe you should Join the Mitt Cheerleader Squad on another site because FR isn't one.
“I do think that Mitt will appoint conservative judges and justices...”
On what evidence do you base that?
That's right. Blame our fellow citizens (along with the illegals who cast their fraudulent votes). The "GOP-e" is just a symptom of the real problem, which is that the majority of voters (republicans as well as democrats) support big government and de facto socialism. Both parties pander to voter greed. Of the two, the Democrat party is the more extreme. Sink the GOP ship, and we're left with an unrestrained Marxist dictatorship without counterbalance. Conservatives can either salvage and repair the leaky ship or abandon it to the enemy.