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Posted on 04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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“Karl Rove and Mitt Romney, et al, loathe conservatism and loathe the tea party and took it upon themselves to use their money and connections to destroy nearly every one of our conservative tea party candidates while pushing their big government RINOS. That makes them the enemy. I will not reward that betrayal by giving them my support or my vote.”
Maybe some of the “Republican” libtards we’ve been talking to may wake up. I am not hopefull.
that is total nonsense and you know it....while our candidate is FAR from perfect, he is a hell of a lot better that Obama...and you know it.
How about no Obama?
Civil wars can be very useful but eventually going after the smaller demons pales in comparison to aiming your fire at Satan himself.
It’s pathetic that these cowards find the ...ahem...courage to stand up to JR and rail him in his house, yet cannot find the courage to stand up for that which they CLAIM to believe.
Cowards. Every last one of them.
You'll get it after I get a pony that poops $1000 bills. I want it now!
That would really be something to see. I’m afraid it just won’t happen though. Many of the states that are left are romney strongholds.
There IS a difference between voting for a local RINO in a very blue region and backing a RINO as the national leader of the party with power over all 50 states. Let’s also keep in mind that Snowe and her ilk voted in Supreme Court justice Kagan. If the 5 or so RINOs who voted for her had switched against her, she could have been filibustered. Which also helps show you that if we back conservatives in Congress, we could help put the brakes on the Obama agenda. Yet if Romney appointed the same justice Obama did, a bunch of Republicans will go along with it “to take one for the team.”
Okay, I would love to have a good conservative candidate to vote for. What is the plan that accomplishes that? In my state’s primary I voted for Santorum, unfortunately he lost by 4 percentage points.
How do we get someone conservative on the ballot? I am seriously all ears here.
Here is where I am.
Romney = 85 chance he will e a disaster.
Obama = 100 chance he will advance communism and collapse.
I am voting based on that 15 percent and nothing more or less.
I thoroughly dislike Rombomney, and will work against him until such time as he becomes the nominee of the Republican establishment. Then, only as a last resort, I will verrrrrry reluctantly vote R in every race in every office. The key to saving our country is removing the thugocracy now in power. With Rombomney in the WH, at least we will have a bit of respit from it, and if we can replace several more Demo-commies (and more than a few lib/wishy-washy R's) down ballot, it is possible that Willard can be dragged kicking and screaming to the right.
If not, my own 50 years of being a registered Republican, and my membership as a R Committee member are over, and I will support an appropriate Conservative political party and candidates, wherever they come from.
The representative republic of the United States cannot last under another four years of Obama, and your total rejection of an alternative, however foul smelling will help our 223 years of Constitutionally mandated protections of our individual God given rights be wantonly destroyed.
God help us, it seems we Freepers can't help ourselves!
“I agree with what you say, but if you dont vote for whoever runs against Obama, who benefits? Obama or the other guy? And if Obama benefits, then you have supported Obama with your non-vote.
Do you wish to support Obama more than anyone from the GOP?”
Here you go...first one of the thread.
According to whiterhino ( a fitting name)... Anyone who doesn’t support the baby killing, global warming pushing, socialist POS Romney, is automatically an Obama supporter. I’m sick of seeing posters with principles being attacked as being proZero by the Romneybot whores.
Jim, someone needs to help the more aggressive Romneywhores find the door.
Here Here!! Thank You Jim for all you do.
No I don’t know it ... I stick by my original statement. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY. He is nothing but a white version of Obama.
No DOLE, No MCCAIN, NO ROMNEY!!!!!!.....
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
Don't forget . . . there may be down ticket votes you might like to lodge.
Tag is “lurking, but well informed”
Surely you jest...
Practically everyone I know has repeated this over and over, so WHY can't we make it happen? We have the time. If we organize now....there is no telling what miracles might happen. We the People are not defeated yet. The question is, will we fight? Or will we throw up our hands in exasperation and frustration without even trying?
I am surprised that you lasted that long. Most jumped ship after McCain was anointed the Republican candidate in '08.
To Romney/Obama? There isen’t one.
the track is out at the canyon bridge. There is no time to stop the train traveling at 100 MPH, Obama is running the train at 100 MPH. Romney wants to run it at 70 MPH.
The end result is the train ends up in the canyon and our country is dead. With these to it’s just how fast we get to the canyon.
“Okay, I would love to have a good conservative candidate to vote for. What is the plan that accomplishes that? In my states primary I voted for Santorum, unfortunately he lost by 4 percentage points.
How do we get someone conservative on the ballot? I am seriously all ears here.”
My question as well.
What plan of action, SPECIFICALLY are we talking about at this point?
We all KNEW the Primary was critical and yet here we ae again with another McCain/Dole.
I’m fine with not voting for Romney, but who do we vote for?
I’m not waving the white flag at all. I haven’t given up yet. You say the battle has not even yet begun. I agree. I too hope someone else can win the GOP nomination other than Romney. But what will you do if Romney ends up being the nominee, and it’s him or four more years of Obama?
You will get not one democrat quitting their party because there are no conservative democrats left at the federal level. There are only moderates or worse. You don’t want them coming over to the new party diluting it with moderate views.
whiteRhINO... is that you Mittens?
None of the above.
Clear enough Jim. God bless you for remaining TRUE to your convictions!
I am seeing some of the “Christian” websites begin to kiss up to Romney like onenewsnow.com. For example, in thier front page column titled “Santorum - Romney’s ‘bridge’?” -
They have this professor from Regent University by the name of Dr. Charles Dunn saying:
“Mitt Romney’s Achilles heel is with the evangelical vote,” states Dunn. “Santorum has it; Romney doesn’t. To unify the Republican Party, the first thing [Romney] must do ... is get the evangelical vote. The bridge to the evangelical vote is Rick Santorum.”
These people act as though the convictions of a Christian is something that can be brokered by them. I didn’t support Santorum for Vice President, a cabinet position or a prime slot at the convention.
As I commented there, Rick lost the Senate partly because he angered conservatives by backing Specter over Pat Toomey. I have been a Santorum supporter throughout this race but if he backs Romney over Newt - I will never support him again.
As I wrote this afternoon - it would be SO EASY to give in once again - like I did several years ago when sitting with a room full of Christian Republicans here in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida who argued AGAINST ME that “Foley might be a homosexual, but he’s OUR homosexual.”
I’m not making this up. Christian Republicans fought me just as some do now regarding Romney - contending that “Foley’s seat is too valuable to risk” - despite knowing that he was pro-abortion and his deviant behavior was known to many throughout the Republican circles of PB County.
My argument was that we as Christians have an OBLIGATION to stand for potential Republican replacements to Foley. What kind of faith do we have if we think our God is too small and too powerless for us NOT to compromise by turning against the commands in His word?
The result of the ongoing Foley compromise -as we know- is that WE WERE HANDED OVER TO OUR ENEMIES AND WE LOST OUR MAJORITIES IN THE HOUSE SENATE AND THE WHITEHOUSE.
This primary is an opportunity to get it right and learn from our mistakes. We do not have to nominate an unacceptable candidate. If conservatives can fight in this 4th quarter, a brokered convention could bring about an acceptable candidate to ALL sides of the GOP. I will not comply with those people again.
The nomination of Willard Mitt Romney is political suicide and is every bit as wrong as supporting Foley was. If Romney is afforded the prize of his insatiable lust for the sake of legacy, we will be as successful as the builders of Babel.
The opposition does realize this. In fact, scum-of-the- earth David Letterman was just attacking Newt Gingrich with gusto on his show seconds ago.
They don’t want republican primary voters to mess up their plan of having a liberal in the White House no matter what happens with Obama.
When the US continues down the drain because of Obama or Romney, I will have the satisfaction of knowing I didn’t vote for either.
It looks pretty evenly split to me. And remember even in a lot of “Romney strongholds,” he did not get 50% of the vote. It’s not like he’s far and away the frontrunner. It’s not out of the realm of possibility at all for his popularity to dip enough to have him perform worse enough to only collect about 45% of the delegates and not hit 1,144.
There is also the fact that Florida and Arizona can be challenged at the convention so Romney could lose delegates there. Plus the count Santorum put out a few weeks ago showed the behind-the-scenes maneuvering seemed to be getting the conservatives more delegates than the media vote-counting showed.
I hear you and would like to be with you...but talk isn’t enough anymore.
If we are going to make a difference and have any meaningful influence, we will need to unite to carry our messages outside of FR...to media sources like local newspapers, sites like FB, Twitter and beyond.
And that will take organization, pooling of talents and a very real action plan.
At your side, Jim!
Jim I think it is time to talk.
There are some things we need to do to prepare.
We have been given an illusion of freedom by the elites. Vote to this person because—When they have picked the candidate and not us.
It’s close and we will need leadership and loyalty.
The time has arrived that FReepers will HAVE to stand together.
God bless us all in the times to come. This nation WILL survive.
We will make sure of it.
“sure you will....you’ll vote for Obama...you either vote against him or for him, make up your mind, but if you don’t vote against him, guess what, one more pathetic vote for him.”
What do you not understand about principles and integrity? A vote for the 3rd party is a vote for the 3rd party. Someone with principles and integrity actually votes for something and values their vote. They don’t waste their vote on opportunistic lying whores...even if they have an R behind their name.
I would continue, but I fairly certain a discussion on principles and integrity is to difficult for a Romneywhore to comprehend.
It makes me sick that Romney will be our nominee, but I will not sit this election out and help Obama win a second term that will, without a doubt, destroy our country. This is not a straw-man argument, it is reality!
Those of us who have decided to vote for Romney are not cavers, Romeybots etc. We are simply dealing the hand that has been dealt. I’ll say again, whatever Romney is, at least he doesn’t hate the country seeking it’s destruction. I’m not pro-Romney, Im simply making a very difficult decision to try and save this country.
You didn’t get it last night so I’ll try again. You vote for the person you believe in and let the cards fall where they may. Period.
Or you take the cowards way. abandon everything you CLAIM you believe in and prove you are in fact a RINO yourself.
The FF didn’t share your moral dilemma in the face of certain D E A T H and founded a country. We only have to vote for a person we believe in as a conservative. Follow their example.
But the cowards can’t even muster the courage to do that.
“Rove and his pals didnt lift a finger to support any of our tea party candidates in 2010 in fact went way out of their way to torpedo many of them. FOX news, too.”
Up yours Karl Rove!! Up yours GOP-e!!
The ones where the mormons live
and the ones in the north east where the rinos live
I am surprised I lasted that long also.. I voted for Sarah but not that senile old flatulant running mate of hers. I have stopped worrying about this mess. God is going to let happen what HE wants to happen, face it..... WE REALLY DESERVE WHAT IS HAPPENING. I am just about to the point of hoping for a world busting asteroid so that we can go out with a little dignity... I AM going to write in Sarah on election (execution day ) unless a real conservative shows up..
I’ll give you a hint, the same guy that said ‘give me liberty, or give me death’.
That was very clear. I admire any person with firm convictions.
Yep, loud and clear. I don’t think it matters though. Romney will lose for the same reasons that McCain lost. I suspect I am like a lot of Americans, unwilling to participate in a sham. When the Republicans offer me a choice I will get off of the couch. All of my energy will now be focused on the Republican Primary here in Indiana where a true patriot is challenging a RINO in the 8th District. If anyone wants to help google Kristi Risk and send some money to her campaign. Focus energy where it actually does some good. Risk’s FB...
What if it was Hitler running, saying he’d exterminate 100% of the Jews, but “Mittler” running saying he’d be more selective and only exterminate 85% of them? Isn’t there a point where your conscience dictates you lodge a protest vote and don’t help EITHER of these guys get any power? If one party loses enough, eventually they would change their positions to what the voters want if only for their own survival.
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