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!!
The Tea Party should become a party and build up a sufficient profile and presence that will allow it to get a plurality in the face of two stinky mainstream candidates. If America can be brought to care. Much of it doesn’t even seem to care.
Miracles do happen!!
You can vote how you like. But if you try to post pro-Romney propaganda that ignores his real record and pretends he is a real conservative while you bash any article that is pro-life or anti-gay or anti-mandate saying things “You must be for Obama”...
or say things like “A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for Obama” you should be banned.
Those are some of the worst and most hateful insults ever devised. (and logical fallacies to boot)
The idea that we should stop posting pro-conservative articles because of Romney’s record is totally antithetical to the purpose of this site.
Thank you very much, skinkinthegrass!!
Thank you very much, jag.drafting!!
Thank you very much, APatientMan!!
That is so fantastic!! Thanks for raising a Good American!
They attack us for refusing to vote for a liberal and then accuse of intolerance and being hateful and whatnot.
“If it was that certain and that easy, why hasn’t he done it already?”
Rome wasn’t destroyed in a day. With no re-election inhibitions, you really doubt he will be a bolder Communist? You’re dangerously optimistic.
Mitt! Youre going to have to try harder than that to be severely conservative my friend.
Could you point out a couple of those name-calling, insults which have occurred on this thread?
Then Go out for election blood in the 2014 & 2026 election that we didn't get.
If Obama gets to appoint five justices, there will be a civil war.
Try again, garbaged tag.
There's plenty to be worried about. Including Chicken Littles frightening scared folks into doing something stupid.
Thank You, Jim. There are honest and true conservatives that detest Obama and the socialists so much, that they will put aside ideological differences with the GOPe and Romney (now that there are no true conservatives to support in the Presidential election) just to see Obama defeated.
Your thoughtful expressions will go along way in getting that unity back that has been lost these past grueling 12 months. The RATs would like nothing more than to see us divided and at each other’s throats.
say things like A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for Obama you should be banned. Those are some of the worst and most hateful insults ever devised. (and logical fallacies to boot) The idea that we should stop posting pro-conservative articles because of Romneys record is totally antithetical to the purpose of this site.
Thank you for using sense.
This is no time for petulant games.
“You think my motive is rage? I know that my motive is common sense.”
Good for your sanity that your motive is common sense. There are plenty of common-sense reasons for opposing Romney. On the other hand, there’s been no shortage of obsessive, seething rage posted about Romney hereon...recently, more frequently and with more passion than is expressed about the Communist that is feverishly implementing every destructive policy possible, while spending our taxes campaigning for another 4 years to operate unbridled by re-election concerns.