Skip to comments.We Lost...Who To Blame And Why
Posted on 11/08/2012 7:53:08 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama
We the People got our teeth kicked down our throat.
I know that sounds harsh, but let's face it fellow Republicans, we're members of a party that failed to defeat a racist, dog-eating, homosexual agenda pushing piece of human garbage who isn't qualified to be a cashier at 7-11, let alone be President of the United States. We, the party of strong economies and national defense, failed as a party to dislodge an economically illiterate man who hates the US military with a passion. In short, this election was an absolute train wreck that may very well destroy the Republic.
Why did this happen, and more importantly, who do we blame ?
The Republican party, like a kid who can't sit still, refuses to learn. Moderate Republicanism and RINOs suck. They're about as exciting as lukewarm bath water. They stand for absolutely nothing. And yet, time and time again, ever since Reagan, they're all the Republican party offers on the presidential stage. Bob Dole ran a tepid, lackluster campaign in 1996 that ended in defeat, as did John McCain in 2008, and Mitt Romney in 2012. Yes Bush I and II won, but let's face the cold hard reality about them. Bush I shed his Reaganite skin like a rattlesnake the moment Ronaldus Magnus went back to his ranch and proceeded to lose to accused rapist Bill Caligula. Bush II won and was magnificent on the War on Terror, but was Herbert Hoover on domestic policy.
To this day, I still have no idea what any of the above folks ran on. (Except for the 2004 election, when it was rather clear it was either Bush or pray to Mecca.) Bush I ? He was Reagan's Veep. Bob Dole ? No idea. Bush II's first run ? I dunno, I voted for Pat Buchanan because it wasn't Conservative, whatever it was. John McCain ? Well, it was his turn. Romney ? He wasn't the guy who bowed to the inbred king of Saudi Arabia. They never gave me a real reason to support them, other than party loyalty. That's a horrid reason to vote for anyone. What's worse, they never gave libertarians, paleocons, Reagan Democrats, or independents a reason to vote for them, either. And hence, they lost (except for Bush II) and in some cases, in a rather embarrassing fashion.
Ladies and gentlemen, the reality of the situation is this: We the People need to take back the Republican party before we do anything else. We need to take over our local Republican parties and send the RINOs packing. Is it easier said than done ? Yep, but what choice do we have ? A third party won't save the day. Working with the communists in the Democrat party is unthinkable for a variety of obvious reasons. We need to stand up and say, "Dont Tread On Me."
Ping....sad, putrid ping....
Sorry, but if us RINOs leave then we take 70% of the money and funding with us, so you think the tea party faction can run the entire Republican Party? If anything it was the tea party faction (the fringe) that caused some of our losses in this past election and even lost in this election (ala Walsh, West, Murdouck, etc). We are a divided party right now- so you want to unite or fight among ourselves? We fight then we’re screwed for years to come. However BS articles like this where you want to attack us within the party is just fine - we’ve held the power long enough with you and without you. Remember, Eisenhower, Reagan and Bush Sr and Jr were not tea partiers - all were centrist conservatives who compromised within reason.
We have to find a way to stop the Democrats from crossing over and voting in the Republican primaries. I know it’s legal for them to do it, but it violates the spirit of having the primaries. They have been selecting both candidates.
Feel free to flay me alive for my Pat Buchanan vote in 2000. I was young, stupid, and had no idea what I was doing. I do not now, nor will I ever again, support paleo-nonsense.
I can tell you exactly who to blame:
Go to a crowded mall, stop, and look around you.
Bush 1 lost because of a third party candidate.
So that is what we want now isn’t it, another Ross Perot to make sure the Democrats stay in power.
The Democrats all hate each other but come together so that they win elections. The Latinos hate the blacks, the blacks hate the Cubans etc. Republicans because all the factions want it their way or no way. Until we grow up and realize nobody is perfect we will not win elections. All the people who say they will settle for nothing less than a “TRUE” conservative just don’t get it, Ronald Reagan would not have won on Tuesday.
The Kentucky motto, “United we stand, divided we fall”, we just had a big fall.
When you don’t believe in nothing, you will believe in anything. What exactly is it that you want to compromise with them on?
Well I for one am not a millionaire. So if the millionaires have to go from 35 to 39% (Clinton era rates) and the rest of us don’t have to see our taxes rise then I for one am ok with using that as a chip to bargain with on our side. You?
Go to a crowded mall, stop, and look around you. Blame them.
Ronald Reagan was anything but a centrist.
It is the RINO Republicans who are the architects of this massive, horrendous defeat. Just as it was in ‘92, just as it was in 2008, and just as it was on Tuesday.
RINO Republicanism is clearly NOT a winner. Conservatism is. Compare Reagan’s victory to Tuesday’s disaster if you have any further questions.
I WILL NOT pander to illegal alien criminals.
I WILL NOT accept homosexual “marriage”.
I WILL NOT abandon the unborn.
I WILL NEVER accept the UN.
I WILL NEVER accept the redistribution of wealth.
I WILL NEVER accept gun control laws.
I have something that the RINOs and the hangers-on like Tokyo Rove don’t have: values. They will NEVER, ever change.
“Sorry, but if us RINOs leave then we take 70% of the money and funding with us, so you think the tea party faction can run the entire Republican Party? If anything it was the tea party faction (the fringe) that caused some of our losses in this past election and even lost in this election (ala Walsh, West, Murdouck, etc). We are a divided party right now- so you want to unite or fight among ourselves? We fight then were screwed for years to come. However BS articles like this where you want to attack us within the party is just fine - weve held the power long enough with you and without you. Remember, Eisenhower, Reagan and Bush Sr and Jr were not tea partiers - all were centrist conservatives who compromised within reason.”
Romney had tons of money and absolutely blew it. You can’t buy an election with no ideas. If you want to win, you have to make a deal with the tea party. They have the ideas, you have the money and experience. Now make it work.
Another thing we could do is move the first primary from Iowa and in a place, like, oh I don’t know, Oklahoma. You know, a place that still values Conservatism and let the chips fall into place from there.
Good post - I agree that tea party has some good ideas (and some money). We have more money but we have some good ideas as well. Hopefully we can all come together or we’re never gonna see the White House again
The GOP would be better served if they held their first primaries in states like Utah, Oklahoma, and Wyoming, instead of Democrat states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
BS! Over the last 50 years, you RINOs compromised us to the brink of Communism. You have all the principles of an alley cat and the Marxist Rats have exploited it every time they needed to. Establishment Republicans are like a football coach with a 1-9 record. As Donald Trump would say: YOU’RE FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ordered a don’t tread on me flag today...it will be flying proudly over property that has been in my family for generations. We must fight..make it the tea party GOP.
True, but it’s safe to say that a coherent Conservative message would have won a few of them over. A few attacks with some teeth would have helped as well.
What was the biggest difference between 2012, when we got our butts kicked, and 2010, when we kicked butt?
Who did the Establishment Republicans shove to the background and bury?
The Republicans fear the Tea Party. They would rather lose than let the Tea Party gain power.
I am not in favor of a third party. I’m in favor of a no holds barred Republican party that embraces Conservative values.
We need to take back OUR party and quickly.
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