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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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To: betty boop

AMEN and Amen!

141 posted on 05/04/2012 7:35:26 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Jim Robinson

And this, FRiend, is why we love and respect you. Well said, JimRob.


142 posted on 05/04/2012 7:36:24 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: Truth29

And in your post is the kernel of why I do not think there will be elections in 2016.

But I also do not think Obama will finish his term.

I believe that he is one of two things:

1. The amateur that he appears to be to many. In which case he will go down hard.
2. He really IS as smart, and deceitful as many believe. In which case he is probably the beast in Revelation and it will take God’s overt, direct involvement to clean up the mess.

We’ll know soon enough.

143 posted on 05/04/2012 7:36:27 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: H.Bowman
"I don't remember the hand-wringing on FR over the last president who destroyed the conservative brand"

Nicely said, BUMP!

144 posted on 05/04/2012 7:36:46 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Jim Robinson


It’s time for us like-minded people to stop beating ourselves over the head over the fact that Romney has weaseled his way to the top.

Let’s start concentrating on what we CAN do instead of what we haven’t been able to do.

145 posted on 05/04/2012 7:36:53 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ArrogantBustard
What entities do you expect to exist or come into existence, over the next four years, that will have the power to defeat a sitting Republican president?

Good point. It might be 8 years of Romney. And after that, a democrat may well get elected. Hopefully, Romney will respond favorably to conservative pressing during his time in office.

146 posted on 05/04/2012 7:36:53 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: Jim Robinson
I think I'll just stay out of the endless elect Romney, Romney is no good but vote for him anyway, Romney is is a liberal who can be forced to be a conservative by voting straight Republican posts that are sure to clutter up the place between now and November.

I understand your point, its like keeping the bulls away from the heifers till they are out of season, but I find as I get older its better to just avoid fools.

147 posted on 05/04/2012 7:37:05 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: APatientMan
Does this mean I can’t call Romney a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey sh!t anymore?

Just call him a Yankee, it's easier and it encompasses all those things in your diatribe.

148 posted on 05/04/2012 7:38:25 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes sir!

149 posted on 05/04/2012 7:39:21 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. II Corinthians 3:17)
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To: Charles Henrickson
“or puts an avowed pro-abort on ticket, I will most likely vote for him.”

I would almost bet that he will pick the anti-gun, pro-abortion, pro-queer agenda slob, Chris Christi.

That is what Rove and the GOPe want, and Mutt is too liberal and stupid to do anything else.

150 posted on 05/04/2012 7:39:21 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Jim Robinson
Truce it is. I'll stop bashing Romney and his supporters for the remainder of the campaign. I'm a life long Republican and intend to vote that way save for the top of the ballot which likely go to the Constitution Party depending on whether there is a brokered convention and what its outcome may be.

I will make all effort to stop bashing Romney and I hope that his supporters will likewise abide by the truce and refrain from bashing Conservatives, even if they are 3rd party.

151 posted on 05/04/2012 7:39:38 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. So vote for Goode.)
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To: APatientMan

Yes, you cannot call Romney that any more...

You have to replace “sack” with “bag”...

Then you may use the term...

152 posted on 05/04/2012 7:40:25 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Brookhaven

My focus is on getting my small farm productive. The political stuff is but a side show for me. The parties are too similar no for me to care much who controls what.

The analogy I use over and over: It is like holding an election for the crew of the titanic after the water has consumed the C deck. I’m focused on finding nails to use to help me turn a few deck chairs into a life boat for me and my family. That’s what matters at this point.

153 posted on 05/04/2012 7:40:36 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: APatientMan

Yes, you cannot call Romney that any more...

You have to replace “sack” with “bag”...

Then you may use the term...

154 posted on 05/04/2012 7:40:36 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Bruinator

Faites le plein de la brioche. Obama pourrait être réélu.

155 posted on 05/04/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout fire in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth. " J. Goldberg)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim - I used to be much more active here on FR, “back in the day” the Clinton years..late 90’s, etc. In recent years, though, I’ve been a lurker. I wanted to come out of “lurkerdom”, though, to respond to your post.

Well said!!! Your post stirred quite a bit of emotion in me, and truthfully, I teared up a bit. I love my country so much, and am so worried about the direction it is going. Especially now, since my husband and I have been blessed with our first grandchild - only 8 weeks old...I look at him and try to envision what the future holds for him.

Anyway - just wanted to chime in and thank you for the moving post you wrote.

God Bless you and thank you for ALL YOU HAVE DONE!!! May God Bless America.

156 posted on 05/04/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT by MasonGal
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you! This has inspired me to send 100.00 donation today.

157 posted on 05/04/2012 7:42:16 AM PDT by OLDCU
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To: sitetest

I think it means that I can post that I’m voting for Romney, against Obama without being banned!

158 posted on 05/04/2012 7:42:42 AM PDT by unique1
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To: APatientMan

Dear Mr. APatientMan:
I happen to be of-counsel to the American Association for the Advancement of Sacks of Monkey Sh!t (AAASMS).
It has come to our attention that you have compared politician Mitt Romney to my clients.
I must request that you cease and desist any further defamation of character—libel or slander-of my clients, or face: 1.) legal action, 2.) hearing from our political action committee: the Knights of Monkey Scat Who Say Ni, or 3. some lengthy `time-out’ in the Comfy Chair.

Menacingly Yours,
Poindexter Cadwallader-Smythe III
Chief Counsel, American Ass’n blah blah blah

159 posted on 05/04/2012 7:43:32 AM PDT by tumblindice (He walks, he talks, he crawls on his belly--It's Mitt Romney! Well, it's vomit-swallowin' time again)
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To: GonzoGOP

That was an outstanding post, imho !

160 posted on 05/04/2012 7:44:07 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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