Skip to comments.Free Republic's Jim Robinson Makes the Turn
Posted on 05/08/2012 8:13:53 AM PDT by haakondahl
Free Republic's Jim Robinson Makes the Turn
punish RINOs in the House
I respect those who are still die-hard for beating Romney, but that is yesterdays fight. The danger is not in seeming inconsistenttrust me; we left marks all over that Romney fellow, and he will not forget us. Maybe next time we will unseat him like we are about to do to Lugar, and a number of other RINOs. And this is the fight for today: punish RINOs in the House and especially Lugar in the Senate. Tomorrows fight is back to the White House to get Obama out of my chair.
their friends could use the help
Those who still toil in the fields of Newt are at great risk of becoming irrelevant, the one thing they must not become. They poke and stab at the bodies of friends and enemies alike from a long-finished battle, while their friends could use the help a valley away, where the fight is now.
to engage on the next fight, disengage from the previous
Jim at Free Republic did the right thing, and must pull his readership back together to allow Free Republic to become once more the hammer of the right. He could stand on the conservative Jihad, stabbing at thee from the heart of Hell etc etc, but the fact is, Freepers need to engage on the next fight, and in order to do thatthey must disengage from the previous.
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I can see your type a little later on, accepting the Mark of the Beast, agreeing to close churches and alter Christian theology, supporting the prosecution of ministers who refuse homo marriage ceremonies, etc., tossing all principles basically, just so you can say you didn't help elect a socialist.
It’s a Hobson’s Choice of the worst kind. Vote for Mittens and it’s Socialism-Lite. Don’t vote and we end up with Obama again and it’s all over. We’re done. Finished. I’m no tough-guy type and I don’t say this lightly but God help us, we might be the generation that has to use the one remedy The Founders left us. And Freepers know what that is.
News flash: there’s not a conservative running.
We have to make do this time because we couldn’t/didn’t influence the process enough to make sure there was a conservative running.
It may feel good to stand on our principles and refuse to get rid of 0 because his opponent isn’t what we want. It’s going to hurt like hell if 0 gets reelected. For a long time. And, those principles you’ve been standing on get soiled and sad.
As I said before, can you really believe that this Congress would impeach Obama?
They might impeach Palin or Newt or even Reagan if he were still around. This group of slimeballs won’t even go after the low ranking criminals in their midst, especially the one’s “spreading the wealth around”.
As John Adams said ‘”Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. It seems that Mr Adams believed that our form of government was only meant for a self governed people; a people who know how to live morally right.’
Which one was at the top of the ticket?
Did they have bumper stickers?
That would be cool.
No, the GOP apparently is so comfortable with Romney they believe he can win eithout my vote.
If BHO is re-elected the fault lies ENTIRELY with the GOP for never giving me someone to vote for and then expecting me to fall in line like a good little RINO.
It applies here, too.
The Constitution Party is running a candidate. So, yes there is.
We have to make do this time because we couldnt/didnt influence the process enough to make sure there was a conservative running.
Rewind to 2008. I tried it your way, and the candidate I supported told me it wouldn't be a bad thing if his opponent was elected President. How does that advance conservatism?
It may feel good to stand on our principles and refuse to get rid of 0 because his opponent isnt what we want. Its going to hurt like hell if 0 gets reelected. For a long time. And, those principles youve been standing on get soiled and sad.
I'll repeat the request I made upthread to a different poster. Please explain how a vote for the known progressive Mitt Romney will advance conservatism. I'm curious to have your thoughts. Thanks.
You still haven’t explained why you excerpted instead of posting in full.
Most of us will not click on a MySpace blog. I know I didn’t.
But we all really know why you didn’t.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)
Not voting at all (or voting for someone lacking a snowball’s chance...) is doing nothing. The ABOs don’t like Romney, but recognize he’s the least bad & most capable option for stopping something much worse.
If you’re not with us, you’re against us. Even JR knows that, and has made peace.
Precisely what happens when you vote for the "lesser of two evils".
I work my a%% off to make sure we get a better candidate next time, and we have more conservative candidates running and winning in local and state elections.
How about you?
Col. - it will be later before I can get back to you with my answer. Don’t want you to think I’m ignoring you.
False on its face. Voting for a conservative is voting for a conservative. Nothing more and certainly nothing less. I will vote for the most conservative candidate I can find across my ballot -- especially for President.
As for peace, yes, that's what JR said. He's also said he's not voting for Romney, and neither am I.
Thank you, Suzy. I appreciate that. I do want your opinion. I'm not trying to be intransigent.
I detest 0bama as much as anyone and my posting record shows that. It's just that Romney isn't appreciably different by virtue of his demonstrated record, especially in the area of abortion and social issues, and therefore not worthy of my vote.
But again, thanks. :)
For starters, I AM NOT A ROMNEY republican so get that out of your tiny mind. Vote for whomever you want and dilute the conservative totals or don’t vote at all and have the same effect.
Because not enough people were willing to get behind any one good candidate, the POS primary process left us with the candidate with the money to buy the nomination. I am as unhappy as anyone with the candidate but being a realist I know that Romney is infinitely better than throwing away your vote and in effect throwing the election to obama. This is not a case where we can survive another four years of our would-be National Socialist Democrat dictator.
We have him in part because we allowed the same things to happen in 2008 and too many refused to set aside their “conscience” and vote for McCain, as odious as that was.
I’ve had it up to my back teeth with your flawed argument that somehow voting your “conscience” for a better good, whomever that candidate might be, will be good for the nation and good for the Constitution. Get it straight, A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE WILL NOT WIN! Not in your fantasies and not by any stretch of anyone’s imagination. Wishing it to be true will not make it happen. It didn’t work for all of the the people who proclaimed the same thing in 2008 and it will not work this time either. Those who thought that we could ride it out in 2008 with BO and those who took this flawed path of logic then are the same people who despise BHO but seem willing to step into the same pile of turds they did then.
I wish that you could at least see your way clear to try to save the Constitution and Republic from what will probably be a death blow but I’m afraid that you are too consumed by your disappointment that you didn’t get the candidate of YOUR choice. So it’s boo-hoo, take your dolly and go home. Good luck with that.
It is not a vote for good, it IS a vote FOR obama.
I wouldn’t vote for her either although she would not have been infinitely better choice than BHO.
We are not dealing in woulda, coulda, shoulda hypotheticals here. BHO is the president and he IS destroying the Constitution. We cannot take another four years of this Nazi Socialist assault.
Your candidate and mine did not win the nomination because like 2008 conservatives have allowed themselves to be balkanized and left with a candidate that nobody really trusts. If you want to look at mitt as a pawn then so be it. I don’t see it that way. He has many flaws and views that I don’t like but he is still a better choice than BHO.
With a conservative House and Senate there are still controls over what he can be allowed to do. Even with both houses BHO will do what he is already doing; issuing EOs and finding ways to bypass the legislative and Judicial branches as well as the Constitution.
Go ahead, vote your conscience because we know that has worked out so well in the past.
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