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Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement
Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jim Robinson

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!!

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KEYWORDS: 2012; adminlectureseries; bachmann; cain; elections; freepathon; freerepublic; freerepublichistory; gingrich; gop; gope; jimrobinson; newt; obama; perry; prayer; romney; santorum; teaparty; truce
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To: EnglishCon
I post on TBL. I am a proud newbie there. Is it now a crime to post on another website?

Well they do bash Jim and FR relentlessly on that site ....yet you then come into Jim's House, thinking you should be received as a guest, and sit at his table??? Why not just go to a site who doesn't bash your friend here?

BTW I dont' ever remember Jim telling anyone who they have to vote for. Your mistaken to suggest he has.

1,021 posted on 05/04/2012 6:27:08 PM PDT by caww
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>>>So you openly say you are voting for Obama. Thats nice, DNC troll...

Um, yeah... welcome to Free Republic, newbie.

1,022 posted on 05/04/2012 6:27:24 PM PDT by struggle (
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To: CharacterCounts
I clicked the link and two thing became quickly apparent:

Likewise, if you're talking about the site I am thinking..

1) Don't mention it here.. they cream with attention (not going into detail)..

2) It gives them support from us($$$)...

3) Their envious/hate/angry/troll minds are satisfied that they know that we even bothered to look..

4) They can say, "look, we are noticed.. and are important!"

5) They enjoy starting more bonfires here...
1,023 posted on 05/04/2012 6:29:21 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: MNlurker
"Basically we need to have a conservative primary before the Republican primary..."

Best idea I've seen in a long while!! We conservatives and tea party patriots should do exactly that!!

1,024 posted on 05/04/2012 6:29:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: humblegunner; Kevmo

...”I’ll be voting against Obama, voting for a conservative.”...

” That only counts if you vote for someone who is actually running.”

Well actually they have to be “registered” as running. But every state is different on if or not your vote counts or not.

People will check their own state and determine which way they can go.

1,025 posted on 05/04/2012 6:30:41 PM PDT by caww
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Thank you very much, JLAGRAYFOX!!

1,026 posted on 05/04/2012 6:30:56 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Sadly, some of their editors are moving left too :/
1,027 posted on 05/04/2012 6:31:14 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: GonzoGOP

Thank you very much, GonzoGOP!!

1,028 posted on 05/04/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I agree with you entirely. I will never forgive or forget what Romney and Paul have done on the eve of the most important election in US history, but that’s small potatoes compared to what Jew hater Obama has in store for all of us.

Will I forget Romney’s pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-statist past ? No. I’ll be watching him like a hawk if he wins. I still don’t trust him, and odds are, I never will. At the same time, I’m not willing to risk four more years of Obama and his Reign of Incompetent Terror.

This is a nightmare scenario to be sure. I hate to be put in this situation, but I have no idea what to do from here on out. I’m at a complete and total loss. This is the ultimate lose-lose proposition.

1,029 posted on 05/04/2012 6:35:35 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: OB1kNOb

Thank you very much, OB1kNOb!! Prayers up for America!!

1,030 posted on 05/04/2012 6:37:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: MEG33
Just wondered if you thought that was off limits, too.

I know a few "atheists" who still have moral values.. few and far between... If they support Conservatives who want to fix the problem, I have no problem with that.

RoBama/Obomney are FAR from Conservative...
1,031 posted on 05/04/2012 6:38:21 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

Quite so. There is no appreciable dissent towards Mitt Romney among their official columnists, and threads can’t be created about arbitrary things. However many private commenters there are adamant about such dissent.

1,032 posted on 05/04/2012 6:38:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: steve8714

Thank you very much, steve8714!!

1,033 posted on 05/04/2012 6:39:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: CharacterCounts
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.

I laughed like mad to see they actually lift peoples posts from here so they can comment on them there!!! What does that say!

They have to lurk here...there's nothing there. But I was surprised to see some there bashing Jim the way they did, who I had become acquainted with here...I thought higher of them then that. But I'll be cautious if I see them back here now.

1,034 posted on 05/04/2012 6:40:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: Monterrosa-24

We are the resistance!!

1,035 posted on 05/04/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: FReepers
This is FreeRepublic!
TEA Party On!
Defeat the RINOs and Rats!

The Place for Conservatives
TEA Party patriots unite! Freedom is never free and it's messy. !

1,036 posted on 05/04/2012 6:42:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (
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To: Absolutely Nobama

I literally had my stomach in an uproar over the only viable choice left stahding..It took awhile but I am so committed of getting rid of the anti American NO bama..I know my only option is to vote to oust Obama.

We must turn out for the best conservatives downticket, too..Keeping Romney’s feet to the fire is a must.

1,037 posted on 05/04/2012 6:44:00 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Savage Beast

Thank you very much, Savage Beast!! GO, Newt!!

1,038 posted on 05/04/2012 6:44:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: caww

IT irritated me that they were more concerned about what was happening here than with the government situation itself... spoke miles upon miles to me.. Their priorities are in the wrong place..

1,039 posted on 05/04/2012 6:45:49 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

I looked because once it was revealed those bashing FR, and Jim, also posted here...I want to know who two faced people are.

It was difficult reading some of their comments.....definately sour grapes and then some...but even so to see some there speak as they did was appauling to me.

1,040 posted on 05/04/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT by caww
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