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!!
You seem to think this is a republican website. It’s not. It’s a conservative website. That makes you beyond stupid.
I’ll be voting against Obama, voting for a conservative. I’m not going for more of the same.
For for the same reasons they didn't vote for him in all his other runs. Truly he is not a stable minded man...and now certainly beyond the will to be President as he has stated. He simply wants to go out with his voice heard...and said as much to that affect. We already have a President who doesn't want his job....why put another one in office who doesn't.
Further he'd have no chance against Obama at all....Romney's going to have his hands full as well.
I’m not voting for Obama, I am voting against him. I vote conservative. Go ahead and betray your principles if you have any.
You can disagree. But belonging to an anti-freeper site and complaining about FR and then coming here is trolling and no different than trying to be conservative and liberal at the same time.
In some states you have to be careful about write in voting. I was told by a poll worker ( the one handing out ballots ) that if you wrote-in anyone that didn't register in advance as a write-in candidate, it was a spoiled ballot and wouldn't be counted. That protest Donald Duck vote would cause your entire ballot to never be counted. That could void all your down ticket votes. If in doubt of your state law/rules on write-in voting, leave that slot blank. An under vote won't spoil a ballot.
Oh...I missed the “complaining about FR” posts. I did a quick scan but couldn’t find the dirty deeds. Perhaps you could point them out?
That only counts if you vote for someone who is actually running.
You seem to think this is a republican website. Its not. Its a conservative website.
You seem to think this election is fantasy football.
It ain't. It's reality. You have to choose from the menu.
Go to Pizza hut and order the fish. You get NOTHING.
Because fish ain't on the menu.
Best post EVER, Jim!!!! The Tea Party will hold Romney’s feet to the fire and I’m praying he’s smart enough to sustain few major burns.
In my 13 years here, I have made it a practice not to respond to lowlifes.
Thanks, Jim. Your proposal of a truce should serve as a reminder to all of us to have better manners towards each other.
Our focus needs to be on the Principles that our Great Republic was founded on, and not on insulting each other.
As a guest here, I will try to improve and learn.
That may have changed today.
....."I was told by a poll worker that if you wrote-in anyone that didn't 'register in advance' as a write-in candidate, it was a spoiled ballot and wouldn't be counted.
That protest Donald Duck vote would cause your 'entire ballot to never be counted'..... That could void all your down ticket votes.
If in doubt of your state law/rules on write-in voting, leave that slot blank. An under vote won't spoil a ballot."
Re-posting this for those needing to be informed as it IS important they know what their state requires...and if or not their write-in counts...or they void the whole thing by a write if he's not registered in their state..
If this was 1992, and there was a 3rd party candidate that had a significant fraction of the vote I would do as you say. But it’s not.
And that’s not the only thing informing my vote. I truly believe that the USG is about to “hit the wall” financially. I would prefer a Democrat to be in the drivers seat when that happens.
So Obama takes the blame, we teach the GOP a lesson about acceptable nominations, and a crack at a conservative in 2016 to rebuild the economy. Triple play.
What you said!
What you said!
What you said!
"A double-minded man is unstable in all he does".
What you said!