Skip to comments.For Conservatives the only hope now lies with retaking the Congress
Posted on 01/23/2008 7:23:23 AM PST by Trueblackman
As a true Conservative I was completely dishearted when Duncan Hunter dropped out of the race for President and I was willing to stay home this coming Election, but after a few days of deep thought, I feel like I can't stand on the sidelines as liberals in the White House and Congress have free reign to run my nation into the ground.
I served my nation with honor and pride, so I am now searching for truly Conservative Congressional Candidates to elect to majorities in both the House and Senate to limit the damage that a liberal Democrat or Republican can do to this nation.
Conservatives have to draw the line on reckless spending, government growth and massive entitlements that have never worked.
It is better to destroy within than to stand on the sidelines and do nothing.
You’re right, but we have to recruit conservative candidates to run. The usual RINOs in Congress won’t do.
Mega bump my FRiend.
Should have been planning that all along
It is time for members of FR to run for Congress.
That’s kinda the way I’m looking at it. Conservatives retook the house seat from a RINO in my district in the last election. Now we just need to throw Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow into lake Michigan.
I agree. Except that I have decided that most conservatives (and born again Christians) have become cowards.
Certainly agree 100%, in fact we never had a conservative Senate majority under Bush, unfortunately the Northeast (and other) RINOs were a significant part of the republican majority.
That should tell you how daunting it will be to elect a real conservative majority. Please folks, don’t think for a second you are putting a conservative majority in the Senate while the country elects a liberal democrat president. It just doesn’t work that way.
it wont happen this year but theres a shot at 2010. if a dem wins the presidency, the gop will most likely win the house in 2010. the senate looks a little tougher but definitely possible. could be looking at another revolution like ‘94, after 2 years of complete liberal power (both houses of congress and presidency) ripping apart the country.
if one of our rinos wins the presidency, look for the dems to increase their majorities in both chambers come 2010.
Although I am blessed to have great representation in DC, I should take up a “foster” candidate in some other district to support if that will help.
Take a good look at Education, Health Care, the economy, the military, foreign policy, etc. as they are now. These things will be so changed, so fast once Liberals are in the WH that America will be FOREVER unrecognizable to you. These changes WILL be irreversible. Think about that and see if doesn’t keep you awake at night.
Oh no....... TSUNAMI Warning! :-D
Duncan Hunter’s son is running for his dad’s congressional seat.
Well don’t tell Chicago.
Very true. But how are the Conservatives going to overcome the Republicans?
Please permit me to add:
Perhaps this has always been our BEST option, and by design of the founding fathers...
We have all.... too often....
Surrendered our responsibilities and stewardship of freedoms to the popularity contest we call presidential politics ---
But our true and authoritative representation has always remained in the Halls of Congress....
Sooooo let's throw them all out....
And replace them in toto
We only need 535 genuine...
Does the seat look like it could swing to the RATs, or is his district solidly Conservative?
I completely agree on this point. But I'm tired of being fooled by those candidates who run as conservative, or really are conservative.....UNTIL they get in office then turn left.
It will be alright.
Please consider Dr. Deborah Travis Honeycutt, strong African American conservative in GA. Family medicine physician, active in healthcare issues, taxcuts, controlling the borders, pro life, national security, economic develppment, gun rights, and military supporter.
Sincerely, have YOU ever thought of running? Just curious.
Ain’t looking good.
Buck it up.
Elect Mitt Romney President.
Voters will then, be treated to the stark comparison, daily, of our successful, smart, family-centered Republican president ... and the whining democrats as represented by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
Congress will go GOP, in 2 years. Max.
Nah I would make too many enemies in both parties, as I would serve the Constitution and not special interest.
Thank you....I’m in a fighting mood also...Not ready to give up by any means. Now if we can motivate the arm-chair conservatives to quite bitching and get into action, maybe we can accomplish something.
“it wont happen this year but theres a shot at 2010. if a dem wins the presidency, the gop will most likely win the house in 2010. the senate looks a little tougher but definitely possible. could be looking at another revolution like 94, after 2 years of complete liberal power (both houses of congress and presidency) ripping apart the country.”
Not so easy, I fear. A Dem Pres with a Dem Congress can wreak havoc on voting constituencies and their makeup.
You may NEVER see Repub control if you don’t block Hillabama by ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
Duncan Hunter took the seat from a democrat nearly 30 years ago so I have to believe it could stay in the hands of a man with the same name.
That’s the problem with Politics.. you MUST make deals and betray your beliefs, principles and constituents to get your bills passed, and you’re doomed to 1 term for not doing so.
Sorry I can vote for Mitt, he is a Northeastern Republican and all Northeastern Republicans are interested in is making friends and being popular with liberals, eating cheese, drinking red wine and losing elections.
Sorry I can’t vote for Mitt.
It will be alright."
Oh, yeah, it'll be fine if you want Soros running the country.
I respect your opinion; my own is Romney’s (by far) the best GOP candidate, other than Duncan Hunter.
Voting for Mitt is voting for more of the same in my opinion. The GOP has become a pack of cowering dogs slinking along behind the democrats in hopes of picking up crumbs of support. The democrats are happily following the red brick road and following them is following the red brick road.
Keeping Hillobama out of the WH is a worthy goal for conservatives to work towards, in and of itself. If we fail, we may not have a chance to come back in 2010 or 2012.
Why? When we had it, we squandered it and became just like Democrats. I think the GOP does better in opposition. Maybe if we can get another leader like Newt, who doesn’t shoot himself in the foot (or in the b@lls), we can take Congress and something with it.
Bingo! You get the award. The GOP dumped the conservatives last go around.
No those were Republicans who did not govern like Conservatives.
People, the most important thing we can remember about all of this is that the Gang of 535 (aka congress) can bring this out-of-control government and spending to a screeching halt tomorrow at noon — IF they wanted to.
But they DON’T — for several reasons:
1. They understand the need to vacuum the excess FRAUDS (Federal Reserve Accounting Unit Denominators) — there are no “dollars” circulating now! — out of circulation BEFORE the bulk of the dumb masses (say it really fast for maximum effect) catch on to the resultant inflation. If you question that statement, ask yourself why else would a criminal enterprise (the federal government) having the power to “create” “money” with the stroke of a pen NEEDS YOURS every April 15th?
2. While the dumb masses rant about the abusive practices of this top criminal enterprise’s subsidiary criminal enterprise (the IRS), the big guys can pose and posture for the cameras each year about this time that “something MUST be done to reign in the abuses of the IRS,” NOTHING WILL BE DONE until we clean house on Capitol Hill and get back to the HONEST, CONSTITUTIONAL MONEY called for at Art.1, Sect. 10. Theyve been playing a destructive game of 3 card monte with us for so long and getting away with it that, as Herman Cains book title declares They Think Youre STUPID. And, hell, for MOST of the dumb masses, theyre right.
And THAT process starts in YOUR STATE and CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT by finding and supporting decent candidates — at ALL leverls — who will go to YOUR state capitol and Malfunction Junction and do that house cleaning. Not marching on Washington...not sending “money” to the RNC (LOL!)...not writing poison pen letters to these current jerks...but THROWING OUT THE CURRENT JERKS and doing it as many times as necessary to get it done.
And for you who, like a sad number of the dumb masses who THINK YOUR GUY IS OK, go to www.trimonline.org for your guys voting record on taxes and spending.
I could go on for volumes but you get the idea.
One final thought: RE-ELECT NOBODY!!!!!
I'm with you on that. Although I probably won't vote for President (unless the convention is brokered and gives us someone other than one of these four clowns), I will proudly vote to get Jim Ryun back into Congress.
You mean...No Amnesty for Incuments?
Reading down this thread I see:
We need conservatives in congress - after the only two former congressional conservatives to run for president have been scratched from the race. The only two serious candidates still standing are the big business candidate and the open borders candidate - the other three will fade now that they've sucked support from Fred and DH.
No one wants to vote for a RINO - but all the advice we're getting is to vote for Mitt (maybe it's milestone fever - we're to get either the first black, the first female, or the first Mormon president).
We're supposed to develop new and presumably real, conservatives for the future - but it's already questionable that DH's son can take that seat. [The neighborhood is overrun with both dem's and Arnold pubbies - I'd guess that Duncan's constituency is now outnumbered despite the heavy illegal traffic.]
Oh, and developing future candidates is in reality a LONG term project - particularly against institutional opposition. Maybe we're looking for someone to run against Chelsea?
The core of this thread is salvaging the Republican party but after this kabuki I wonder if it is worth saving.
The one sentiment I can wholeheartedly endorse is "reelect no one" no matter which party it may hurt the most.
[Maybe I'll see it differently after my medicine]
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