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!!
How he slip in there??
You can SEE I was on 776!
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.
You'd be wise to check beforehand; I can state that the ballot won't be voided in Maine: "If a voter writes in a write-in space the name of a person who has not filed a declaration of write-in candidacy as provided by section 722-A , the vote for that office may not be counted except in accordance with section 737-A, subsection 2-A." - http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/21-a/title21-Asec696.html
I would love nothing more than for that to happen. Even though it would probably damage the nominee's chances and lead to a Goldwater scale debacle it would be the greatest show on Earth.
But I wouldn't bet on it.
Go forth, my child, and sin no more.
To me, the Presidential Race comes down to the relative light reflectivity of your jailer / executioner.
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Perfect choice of words.
I know I said I order extra large pizzas in case someone shows up late for dinner but I didn't mean I was inviting the public. Furthermore if guests don't like what I order that's too bad.
The primary is my one and only chance to send him a REAL message!
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You aren’t sending him ANY message. He doesn’t care how many votes he gets in the Primary, he knows weaklings will vote for him in the general under the misguided notion that he is better than Obama.
Because Ron Paul is a freakin' kook-wad and Romney at least pretends to be a sane human being.
Granted, Romney is a gun-grabbing socialist douchebag but he doesn't have aliens and troofers among his supporters.
It's a matter of degree.
And Ron Paul is many degrees out-of-level.
Many swallowed the Santorum bait...and it worked. But as projected until he hit the wall in PA....but then he knew he would and so did the GOP.
Paul just isn't in this to win...and his desires are to be heard ...and speaking his mind.
If it were to go to converntion Paul will release his delegates to Romney....he's there to protect him.
There seems to be a lot of confusion on this.
I check (on the web) numerous county clerks offices from many states.
It appears that the only thing you need to be concerned about is if you mark a straight party ticket and then write in the name. Once, you write in a name, the straight party ticket becomes invalid. So, just mark every selection individually and there should be no problem.
Very well said.
Bottom line is, when you go into the voting booth in November you have 2 choices. Cast a vote for the GOP nominee or for Obama. There is no other outcome possible. A vote for anyone other than the GOP nominee is a vote for Obama. Decide who you intend to help elect, and decide wisely.
Yep so much for the ‘truce’, eh?
Sure, but if Romney wins, we are guaranteed to have a left winger in the White House for at least 8 more years.
I’m voting for an actual candidate, just not Obama OR Romney.
Virgil Goode will be on our ballot.
Amen! Thank you very much, Cringing Negativism Network!!
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