My thoughts exactly, all of ‘em. Around my neck of the woods we’ve never been so steamed at the GOP brass as we are now the way they’re heedlessly shoving Mitt down our throats despite the same message, 100 different ways, that we don’t want him. He personifies everything about the Republican Party establishment and it’s country-club incompetence that’s shackled the conservative movement for the past two decades.
— RINO-ism. Little introduction needed, not even Juan McCain can hold a candle.
— Political opportunism. Defined Mitt Romney’s entire career, a “Republican” who made sure to cozy up to Planned Parenthood and liberal judges in shameless imitation of Mitt’s real idol, Ted Kennedy.
— Wishy-washy, equally opportunistic corporatism, always happy to pretend support of conservative causes but then equally ready to stab traditionalist conservatives in the back if short-term profits are at stake. Thus the corporate mealy-mouthing against conservative radio hosts who- shockers- dare to take on the MSM and speak openly about controversial issues. Or the corporatist factions who make their money, and thus necessitate deals with juicy big government contracts and cronies in high places. This is Mitt’s style from his Bain days, which is a world apart from Reagan’s free-market capitalism and the bootstrap entrepreneurism of gutsy small-business owners. Addressing real business concerns like decreasing red-tape, or knocking down small business taxes, let alone the idiot world-wide taxing and double-taxing that us productive expats and exporters have to put with, is never on Mitt’s agenda. For similar reasons:
— Globalism and neoconism, the same phony “conservatives” like Juan McCain or Ruby-Red Giuliani who despite their self-applied label, manage to be at odds with traditionalist heartland conservatives on just about everything. As Gingrich and Santorum have both pointed out, Mitt made sure during his Bain tenure to maximize his pension-raiding and job-gutting in heartland communities full of law-abiding hard-working Christian conservatives. Followed up by outsourcing their jobs to other countries and supporting intiatives to flood their once prosperous communities with mass immigration to push down wages, and to break up the spirit and traditional, patriotic values that bound them together. Straight out of the NWO globalist, back-stabbing, pseudo-conservative play-book.
- Loser-ism. So the GOP establishment drinks the MSM Kool-Aid and proclaims Mitt to be the most “electable”, based on polls that at this point are little more than name recognition contests? All this when Mitt can’t fire up crowds, can barely win a primary in his own home state without almost buying it off, out-spends his rivals sometimes up to 10:1 but still gets less than half the votes in almost all states, and even then gets humilliated by Santorum or Gingrich (or both) consistently in key heartland states and the conservative core of the country? This is our “frontrunner”? Santorum and Gingrich have both done far more with much less.
- Blind Europhobe-ism. My wife and I now spend about half the year in Europe for our business, and the place is a mixed bag but there are plenty of rock-solid conservatives there with exemplary success and things to learn from. Heck the Finns, Swiss, Germans and Danes have become worlds more conservative then the US under Barrack especially on issues like securing the borders, managing their finances, reigning in both the culture Marxists and the banksters with all their community-wrecking mischief, encouraging small business entrepreneurs and other marks of traditionalist conservatism. Even Greece where we do a chunk of our business, with all it’s blunders and failures, still has a more tradtionalist conservative bent in some important areas and thus a chance to recover. Reagan and Buckley both knew this and so learned what they could from Europe’s conservatives to improve the movement here. But not Romney. No, with Mitt it’s hate all of Europe all the time even the conservative countries, rather then learning a thing from them. This despite Mitt hiding out in a chateau in France on his Mormon mission sipping Cabernet, while real conservatives were out defending their country and getting shot at in Vietnam. Yet more proof of how much of a poser he is.
We can only hope now that both Santorum and Gingrich clobber him in Louisiana, not just by a small margin, despite Mitt’s now customary attempt to buy votes and bamboozle the public. Maybe on the scale of Mitt’s defeat in Minnesota- if it happens even now at this point it might finally pressure the brass to realize what the base has known from Day 1, that Mitt is toxic and they’d better get their support behind a real conservative fast. If they ignore us yet again and push Mitt through, there’s gonna be thousands who’ll burn our GOP registrations and probably millions more privately. A nice metaphor for the establishment burning the bridges with the base.
This guy Romney is a fraud, and between him and Paul, they are proving that a near majority of GOP primary voters are chumps. BTW, I’ll be seeing Rick, and I’m sure lots of Romulens at at a Harrisburg conference on Friday and Saturday, so I think there will be quite a few tough exchanges there.