Skip to comments.Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement
Posted on 05/04/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
My FRiends, we might as well face the reality that we the combined pro-life conservative movement and tea party coalition have lost this round (the presidential election) in the larger battle to reclaim our constitution and our inalienable rights. Rove, Romney and the GOP-e have successfully destroyed and driven off each and every pro-life conservative tea party candidate from the race and all have surrendered to the Romney camp. It is no secret that Romney is not one of us. There is absolutely no doubt that he has never accomplished a single conservative thing in his entire political career (one term as liberal governor of liberal Massachusetts and six years campaigning for president). In Massachusetts, he undeniably championed abortion, gay rights, global warming, gun control, big government statist mandated/socialized health care programs, liberal judges, TARP, bailouts, stimulus spending, debt limit increases, etc, and even though he's recently claimed a complete reversal in political beliefs and no longer despises pro-life conservatives or the time of Reagan-Bush, I still don't trust him. He still stubbornly holds on to some of his statist beliefs, like global warming, gays in the military, RomneyCare, stimulus spending, etc, so there is no way I can vote for him or join Cain, Perry, Bachmann, Newt or any others who are endorsing him. But I will not act on my prior promises that I would actively campaign against him if he wins the nomination. Our combined movement is already torn and splintered and is going to have to be mended if we're going to have any impact whatsoever against the liberal/progressives and statists after the election. To that end I propose a TRUCE among our conservative forces during the remainder of this election cycle.
We conservatives have already lost the presidency to either the Dems or the GOP-e, and if we tear the tea party apart, if we tear the pro-life movement apart, if we tear FR apart then we lose it all. It's far more important that we re-unite and live to fight another day. Even if we can't vote for a true conservative for the presidency, it's doubly important that we all turn out on election day or sooner and drag our friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers, etc, to the polls to vote straight conservative for every slot on our ballots. The only way we can win our freedom back is to vote out the liberal progressives and vote in as many liberty loving conservatives as is humanly possible into every elected office at every level of government all across this great land. To prevent a total loss to the dems or GOP-e, we must continue the tea party rebellion into November and beyond. Whatever else you may do, you must turn out and vote straight tea party conservative down ticket!!
We must continue expanding our inroads into the state houses and into every elective office in the land. We must continue building on our majority in the house and we must retake the senate!! We must help the conservative governors and state legislatures to fully restore the ninth and tenth amendments and reclaim the real political power away from the federal usurpers and return it to the states and the people per the constitution!! This way, regardless of who wins the presidency, we can cut his unconstitutional expansionist movements off at the knees. And if any executive, civil officer or judge dares commit impeachable offenses, we must hold the majorities so we can impeach and remove them from office!!
And we must salvage and rebuild and continue strengthening our conservative pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-borders, pro-constitution, pro-small government, pro-defense, pro-liberty movements and our tea party coalition. And we must stop ripping each other apart!!
Therefore I hereby propose a general truce among our conservative forces!!
The Republic we save may be our own!!
As far as FR's finances go, we're in the same boat as the rest of the economy and will have to make do with what we can raise. Fortunately, the big debts we ran up a couple years ago have been paid off. We borrowed approx $20,000 a few years ago from two FReepers to fund our national convention, plus we ran up another $20,000 in legal fees during the last couple of years fighting off Righthaven. But those are now behind us and paid off. We also did quite a bit of traveling each year for the last three years on cross country tea party tours, but I think we can now cut that back and remove it from our budget requirements. If we're fortunate enough to not incur any additional legal costs or equipment costs (other than what we've already planned), and cut the travel and a few other areas, we should be able to tighten our belts enough to weather the storm even if we fail to reach our short term fundraising goals.
Whatever the outcome of the elections, we are prepared to roar into 2013 with the tea party chewing up liberal/progressives and RINOs and raising hell in our never ending fight for liberty!!
We are the resistance!!
Let's take the enemy head-on instead of fighting each other!!
Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!!
Why are you here pleading your cause? while on that other site where they bash FR and the people here?
I visited that site when it was linked....It’s funnier then all get out they have to borrow from Jim’s site in order to have something to talk about amongst themselves.
Maybe that’s a preferred place for you..but then you decide...Choice...a Wonderful Freedom.
Cool, Im in pictures now.
Thank you very much, bboop!!
No, I will not vote a straight Republican ticket. That is how we got into this republican progressive nightmare.
It is time for the GOP to fail. WE have 4 years to bring a new and fresh leadership to the table...
The question is will we squander that opportunity to the sound of joyeous naysayers?
Is it OK to call someone godless because they will vote to oust Obamanation..and therefore for for the Republican nominee?
Thank you very much, bt-99!!
That’s the difference between connotation and denotation. Really, this is shaping up to be a battle of the unbelievers. Obama AND Romney. Choose a poison, or boycott the process, but do something.
vote for the most conservative candidate
One was they have enough sour grapes to make a large vat of fine whine.
The other was, as much as the claim to detest this site, the lurk here a lot.
By all means write in Newt (if that can be done without voiding the ballot — check your local election law and then hope it doesn’t get FloriDUHed).
Thank you very much, Colonel_Flagg!!
Great job!! Thank you very much, jch10!!
Well there is another choice less lefty than DU or the Huff. It’s Townhall.Com .
Both it and here have their own special virtues. FR digs very deep. TH is more open to screaming liberals (but by that creates the opportunity to argue publicly with them).
“To that end I propose a TRUCE among our conservative forces during the remainder of this election cycle.”
Agreed. The goal now is to defeat that Marxist homosexual agenda-pushing pig who usurped the presidency and the White House. Nothing else matters.
I’ll be voting to oust Obamanation and for the best Conservatives down ticket.
‘That you choose to be offended by the fact that they explain and stand by their convictions...”
The scenario you describe has nothing to do with the kind of nasty, “you’re-a-Godless liberal and I’m a chosen one” comments I was referring to, although perhaps your imagination enables you to convince yourself of that. They’re not a secret. I’m hardly the only one to notice.
No it wassn’t you who did . Just wondered if you thought that was off limits, too.
I do not believe unity will be gained towards what to do about Mitt Romney. If there can be a detente with mutual respect between the never Romney camps (JR is in it) and the possibly Romney camps (like me) without feeling the need to harangue and troll, maybe progress can be made. If Mitt Romney manages to (figuratively) strangle Barack Obama with a pair of his magic long johns, well I won’t weep for Barack. But then I probably will begin to groan over Mitt’s wild hairs which could make a fur coat.
Thank you very much, Qbert!!