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Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]
Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT by Innovative

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To: JediJones
I haven't seen one Freeper say they're not going to check the box for Republican in the House/Senate.

I will vote conservative all the way down ticket. Regardless of party affiliation. I'm conservative, not Republican.

/johnny

101 posted on 04/29/2012 8:50:00 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SunkenCiv
If you read the quote in context, I hope it is clear that I am expressing my grief over the names the Anti-Romney folks have been called in this forum. I am not calling them those names myself.

Why in the world is it our duty to support McCain and now Romney? Maybe McCain lost and Romney may well lose, because they are liberal candidates who don't hold the principals of our founders.

You can dang well bet I'll vote for every conservative for every position on the Ballot, nobody is talking about not voting or staying home.

[scathing sarcasm] BTW- I've seen your pictures, and I'm scared, so scared in fact I'm washing my hands of my principals and voting for Romney[/ End scathing sarcasm.]
Fear mongering does not equal logic.

102 posted on 04/29/2012 8:56:07 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. II Corinthians 3:17)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The GOP-E owns the rule book. And if they detect a real conservative that won't play their game, they sideline him with existing rules, or change the rules mid-stream (See Florida)...... Only hope is that the GOP-E dies on the vine after being starved out.

We've been playing in their sandbox for years trying to move them right....instead they go Democrate.....so all this talk of getting involved doing the same thing isn't getting the job done....so there has to be another approach that's workable.

What I do know is any organization to get a conservative IN and running has to come from outside the GOP and "their" friends....not so sure that's possible for they are all entrenched and ready to slam down any that rise above the surface in "their" territory.

103 posted on 04/29/2012 9:17:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
How did McArthur take the Pacific? How many islands did he ignore and cut off, so they could just wither on the vine?

Back to Tzun Tzu. Attack where weak, bypass strength.

Support is what they have to have, financially, and for their egos. Make them irrelevent to what is going on.

What Whigs?

Disclaimer: I am just a cook these days, take action or creative inaction at your own risk.

/johnny

104 posted on 04/29/2012 9:24:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Attack where weak, bypass strength......Support is what they have to have, financially, and for their egos. Make them irrelevent to what is going on.

Sounds good...but how do you do that when they are financed so heavily by corperate entities.....Money IS the issue. Most with great wealth eventually seek Power of some degree or another......so where are the wealthy, powerful, conservatives who would run, would willing put their families on the line....and this to change a nation?

I wonder....are there such men or woman anymore? I do think we've seen the last of them frankly.

105 posted on 04/29/2012 9:38:20 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
The GOP is likely to lose again, putting up a liberal.

After enough losses, the money goes away. Or moves to a winner.

Only a conservative can win the large conservative base and conservative leaning indys in the US. As much as they hate it.

We don't have to do much, except vote our principles, and let nature and God do the rest.

/johnny

106 posted on 04/29/2012 9:43:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JediJones

“Voting for gridlock is a valid choice. What if you knew voting for Romney would lead to Democrats taking over Congress in 2014 and winning back the presidency in 2016? Still a good idea to vote for him?”

Gee — such visionary. And what if you knew that giving Obama a second term WILL destroy the US as we know it — a much more likely event than your totally ridiculous “what if” with not even the flimziest evidence to substantiate it.


107 posted on 04/29/2012 9:45:09 PM PDT by Innovative (Live in reality, not a dreamworld)
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To: Innovative
giving Obama a second term WILL destroy the US as we know it

Bullcrap. You have the same evidence. I heard the same thing about Clinton getting a second term. And who did the GOP put up? Dole.

Talk to your party if you want to win. Don't try to scare conservatives. That just leads to losses.

/johnny

108 posted on 04/29/2012 9:58:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I guess we're just plain screwed, we either get a lib or a marxist.

That, my FRiend, is a distinction without a difference.

109 posted on 04/29/2012 10:05:14 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I will vote conservative all the way down ticket. Regardless of party affiliation. I'm conservative, not Republican.

Right but I haven't heard the example yet where someone says they're voting for someone else specifically over their Republican House/Senate candidate.

110 posted on 04/29/2012 10:05:23 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: JediJones
If Kay Bailey had stayed in, you would have.

/johnny

111 posted on 04/29/2012 10:07:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative
Gee — such visionary. And what if you knew that giving Obama a second term WILL destroy the US as we know it — a much more likely event than your totally ridiculous “what if” with not even the flimziest evidence to substantiate it.

It's not flimsy evidence, it's extremely common for the opposing party to win mid-terms. And when Republican Presidents go liberal, the White House switches to Democrat the next cycle. See Bush Sr. or 2nd term of Bush Jr. Whatever damage Obama can do, it will be less than a non-gridlocked Democrat president will do in 2017-2020.

What many Freepers don't seem to understand is that Obama isn't some unique enemy, it's the entire left-wing socialist Democrat party that's the enemy. Have you forgotten about Pelosi? There are an army of leftists ready to take over Washington. Obama is much more of their follower than he is a leader. Any Democrat president will be as bad as him. Even the non-gridlocked Bill Clinton in 1993-1994 or Jimmy Carter were not really any better than Obama either.

Unless Romney magically becomes conservative, then you will get another Democrat takeover in 2014 and 2016. The only solution to this country's ills is a Reagan conservative in the mold of Gingrich, Palin, West, etc. They failed to win this year. If Romney loses, they have another chance in 2016. If he wins, we're looking at 2020 as the next chance to save the country.

112 posted on 04/29/2012 10:17:54 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Innovative
Here's what we're left with folks: For whatever reason, Romney has garnered the majority of votes in this primary. This is reality. This was not my preference; Sarah, Cain, Newt or Santorum were my preferences. Thus, we're left with two choices: Obama or Romney. I will vote for Romney, not because he was “my guy”, but rather because the alternative is unthinkable.

Those of us who've decided to deal with reality and vote for Romney have been called everything in the book: “Romneybots”, “Romneywhores”, “idiots” etc. With Romney we have a chance at saving this country, with Obama, 2016 won't even matter...we'll effectively be finished as a country. Again, I wish Romney wasn't the nominee, but he is...this is reality.

Not necessarily on this thread, but on similar ones lately, there is more outrage, and hatred for Romney (and what he “might do”) than Obama and his KNOWN record!! Several FReepers (I won't mention any names, but you can check for yourself) have it as their mission to push anything that is negative towards Romney. Think about this; the there is more outrage at Romney than Obama!?!? Sorry, but this borders on being sick.

Those of us who've decided to vote ABO have been slimed badly on these threads lately. Along with the labels I noted above, we've also been called “trolls” and “RINOs” for our decision. All i can say is, at least we “Trolls” are trying to remove a known Marxist from his position of power to save the country. One could make a reasonable argument that those who've decided to: 1) not vote, 2) vote third party, or 3)write-in are effectively aiding a known Marxist. As the old sayig goes: "You can wish in one hand and crap in the other, and see which one gets filled first." Whether we like it or not, our choices in this next election are Romney and Obama.

113 posted on 04/29/2012 10:34:50 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: JediJones
“If Romney loses, they have another chance in 2016. If he wins, we're looking at 2020 as the next chance to save the country.”
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You cannot be serious? you're saying we have to “lose” to “win”?

You had better get something through your skull right now, if Obama wins a second term, 2016 will not matter...we will be finished as a country! Where have you been the past three years? Have you not noticed the destruction this Marxist has inflicted on the country? What in the Hell do you think another four years of this prick will do to the country? Oh wait, I forgot, Romney poses a bigger threat than Obama. This thought process is just friggin sick!

114 posted on 04/29/2012 10:47:32 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: JRandomFreeper

I get this but I’m not so certain there are enough conservatives, at least voting....and a whole lot of conservatives with liberal thinking voting. The whole nations a mess of division and are not getting the facts. I sooo hate our media and the pundits who have driven this primary and now the election.

I’m not so certain the democrates want another four years...they see what’s coming and it would be just like them to orchestrate this for a republican win so they take the fall.

As for voting our principles...neither Romney nor Obama have those....so there’s no other way to go but NOB.


115 posted on 04/30/2012 12:19:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: Artcore
This thought process is just friggin sick!

No it's not... and you guys who are slapping down people for attempting to wade thru this mess, in order to come to some reasonable conlusion, are just wrong in how your approaching people struggling right now.

You're asking people to vote for someone who hasn't a clue what he stands for except he wants to play President next in his employment....he might do this and he might do that...and the Republicans might move him right when he wants to go left....and the nonesense of it all is mindboggling!

Neither of the two have anything we want....except more of what we've been getting....so because Romney put an R in front of his name we're just suppose to get behind the Liberal/Progressive/Democrate and go for whatever?...you're asking people to walk into the dark.....you do realize that don't you?

116 posted on 04/30/2012 12:27:29 AM PDT by caww
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To: RitaOK
Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. Everybody takes cover behind the tree labeled, “ABO”.

I’m looking for a LEADER. Hells Bells, Ron Paul is the only stayer among our motley crew.

NO REBELLION IN ANY OF THEM. Did someone threaten their life or something. I mean crickets everywhere.

Sarah Palin Rick Santorum Michelle Bachmann Herb Cain Rick Perry

All crickets and covering their locks with “ABO” as the cop-out, betrayal, white flaggers and no fighters, they have all proved thenselves to be.

There are no General Washingtons’ among us. Huh. Who’d a thunk it? I’m stumped.

But hoo ray for Trey Gowdy anyway. Gowdy for President.

I have about 2-3 days' more staying power with Newt, and then that will be it. I really don't like the way he left his supporters hanging, all the rumor and inuendo, especially people in NC and TX, who were and are still ready to work and vote for him.

I have one teeny weeny tiny hope that Newt is setting up the media bigtime, and instead of resigning, will make a major startling announcement at his news conference, whenever that is.

I am very disheartened and disillusioned, as are many. Who, after all, leads the winter soldiers, who don't count the cost and are ready to stand forth on a moment's notice?

This is a failure of American conservative leadership, from the conservative media, including the likes of Mark Levin, through and up to Newt.

There is no George Washington amongst us... and the saddest thing of all, they seem to depart the race when financial considerations loom the largest...

Still processig.

117 posted on 04/30/2012 1:31:26 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: dayglored
Yeah!!

Maybe not this time, who knows, maybe if enough regular people keep making noise -- and we FReepers do know how to make noise -- then somebody will notice for next time.

We have to keep the pressure up any way can! IMO, voting for Mittens is working against the rebellion.

My daughter just turned 18 last year, and this is her first election. What a shame the choices are so poor...

RE: "...then somebody will notice for next time."

The only problem is, there may not be time for a next time...

118 posted on 04/30/2012 1:34:33 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Innovative
“I’m bravely predicting that the plan is for Biden to fake an illness, and Hillary will “reluctantly” step in as Obama Veep.)”

I tend to agree with you — that explains why Bill Clinton suddenly is so enthusiastically campaigning for Obama.

Four people I know have gotten a polling call in the last few days, and one of the questions was how do you rate Hillary Clintion, if she is a possible presidential candidate in 2012? Or something very close to that...

119 posted on 04/30/2012 1:34:40 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Artcore
Here's what we're left with folks: For whatever reason, Romney has garnered the majority of votes in this primary.

No, a plurality, 42.3%. And we're still waiting to see if or when he'll get the 1,144 delegates necessary to win the nomination.

120 posted on 04/30/2012 1:54:23 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: RitaOK
Where is the game still on? I wanna come. It better be a new face rising because it’s clear to me all the others have ducked and run. Fool me once..... I look at Trey Gowdy and see him take Sebelious apart, hand her own head, and I wonder....could he go all the way, and maybe not duck and run???? My generation has sure chucked the wagon that’s for sure, and I am sorry but that includes SP.

They have ALL penned hours of snark on why they were in it, but not to win it, why they exited, or why they didn’t run at all.

I mean we just watched a political genius with an unmatched record of accomplishment and in-your-face-take down artist and intellect, LOSE.

We saw an eager beaver stellar record on family values, LOSE.

We saw a black eager beaver economic conservative, LOSE.

We saw a TEA PARTY power with all the right credentials and a legislative record as long as my arm, LOSE.

What we need is a MOVEMENT—SOMEONE WHO STAYS AFTER THEY LOSE!

It’s a like a travesty of justice to have to say that the ONLY one who is still breathing in and out AFTER HE HAS LOST is the likes of RON PAUL, for crying out loud!

You gotta hand it to the man, he’s turned out to be the true turtle in the race against the hare still trying to amass delegates.

That’s the kind of TRY one hopes for, but in the right man.

One of the answers is a Tea Party or Conservative Binding Primary National Vote, that all potential conservative candidates agree to abide by... settle on, select, one conservative candidate only, no substitutes, no Plan B. Make the selection process as difficult and competitive as possible or needs be, but everyone abides the selection going into the next primary season. No more splitting the conservative vote, and leaving the survivors stranded, to preserve one's viability.

And, just a reminder, Rita, there was a moment, when Santorum quit, and Newt was The Last Conservative Standing... Had everyone, from Palin, to Bachman, to Cain, the so-called conservative media, et al, swooped in, and gotten behind Newt, because he was their last stubborn hope... and they had one last opportunity to set the GOP-e back in their efforts to cram a candidate down our throats... things would be different right this moment now... Instead, they couldn't wait to get on the Romney bandwagon... In Mark Levin's case, it was barely 4 hours after Santorum quit...

Think about all the "this is a good and healthy debate the American people need to hear" -- "we NEED to take it all the way to the convention - it is good prep for our candidates" - "Let's see all the contrasts between the candidates clearly"...

Especially, Sarah. She urged people to vote for Newt, even voted for him in Alaska, but never did anything substantive to help him... What a major disappointment. She is just as coy and diva as all the others... Now, she has plans on showing up at the convention. She did not undergo the rigors of the debates, or finance her own campaign, or had her measure again taken, but she will be there to try and prosper off the ashes of the conservatives...

And that's not to excuse Newt... Mr. I'm-in-till-Mitt-earns-his-1144-delegates-and-then-I'll-support-him... What happened?

All pure BS. As soon as their candidate withdrew, whoever it was, they jumped on the Romney ride.

This is devastating... this is not how principled people do business... And I thought conservatism was all about principles.

Maybe the answer is I have learned more about men and women using words, making promises, calling themselves leaders, in the last months than most people learn in a lifetime... The lesson will stand me in good stead..

Glad to see the fire is back in your belly... :)

HEY, EVERYBODY, I'VE BEEN FOOLED ONCE...

121 posted on 04/30/2012 2:00:47 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Artcore
Oh wait, I forgot, Romney poses a bigger threat than Obama. This thought process is just friggin sick!

You need to get beyond simplistic, Stage 1 thinking. Politics is a chess game. The Democrat elected in 2016 if Romney wins will have a Democrat Congress and be able to inflict terrible damage on the country, full single-payer health care, massive tax hikes, etc. Obama has been mostly neutered because he's been gridlocked, which is likely to continue if he's reelected. We actually made him extend the Bush tax cuts.

Does conservative policy matter or not to you? If it does, then why would you think Romney would have a successful term? He'll be voted out like he would've been in Massachusetts if he ran and like Bush, Sr. was.

The left has worked very hard to weed the moderates out of the Democrat party and they are likely to continue down this path, creating a powerful institution to promote their values. The number one focus of the right should be to do the same thing to the Republicans. Helping them elect a liberal isn't part of any plan that can help conservatives AT ALL. It would destroy us. Disenfranchising conservatives from having a party at all would destroy this country. I don't know whether Obama or Romney being elected will destroy the country. We may be too far down a path now to save it. With either of them, there's an equal chance for either destruction or a slow enough decline that it could be turned around later. But if Romney is elected, we can't turn things around until 2020. We would be far better off turning them around in 2016 by electing a conservative.

122 posted on 04/30/2012 2:02:56 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Innovative

What does God do in impossible situations? He intervenes and
brings about a miracle if we pray.

He is perfect love and perfect JUSTICE. God needs our
prayers and belief for something miraculous to happen.

Have faith, pray every day until the election, a prayer for God’s candidate, a man of faith...to be elected.

Offer to God the smallest daily sacrifice.

stpio


123 posted on 04/30/2012 2:13:13 AM PDT by stpio
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To: Longbow1969; All
That may make you feel good, but it won't accomplish a thing. People are not going to follow "complete obstinate agitator" behavior.

You want change, you put your happy warrior game face on and haul yourself down to the local Republican party office (start at the precinct level if you haven't done it before), sign up, attend meetings, go to events, bring family and friends, and push that little piece of the political landscape to the right. Move on from there. Sorry, but this is a ground up process. Screaming, yelling, threatening to be disagreeable at the convention, etc, won't do a thing.

If you already are an active party member and have done this stuff, all I can say is encourage others, use social networks to get more people active (that means out from behind the keyboard), etc. The more actual conservatives take part in the process, the less the hug-the-center establishment gets its way. I know people don't like hearing this, but that is how it really works. The rest of this talk about starting new party's, voting 3rd party's, writing in candidates, waiting for the White Knight to swoop in and save us at the convention, etc, is just the same silly bluster and fantasy we hear every 4 years.

Here are a couple of good links to get started in that direction. The wordpress is over 2 years old, but many of the links are still active, especially the resources category on down the page...

http://theprecinctproject.wordpress.com/

This link is more recent, and has some interesting information and tactics, as well as pdf's..

http://americanmajority.org/

Even then, this needs to be a stealth operation as much as possible... cozying up to the GOP regulars locally, and then making a move when it's time...

124 posted on 04/30/2012 2:33:59 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: RitaOK
When is Trey’s primary...

A quick visit to the Spartanburg Tea Party's website shows that Gowdy is unopposed in the June 12th Primary. I was wrong about Republican opposition this go-around. Must have been thinking of another incumbent. Or just getting old.
125 posted on 04/30/2012 6:12:48 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: katiedidit1
I know. I lived in Goode’s district of Virginia. He is no longer a democrat. He is more conservative than Romney. The ex Chairwoman of the Prince Edward Co. GOP went to work for Goode in the 90’s after Allen won Governor. I was so thrilled when Virginia finally got rid of Chuckie! remember his mistress at VA Bch? he has sure been silent ..hasn’t he..all but fell off the face of the earth.

Oh yeah, Chuck Robb was awful. He had that sort of unpleasant, off-putting demeanor about him too. Not sure he ever really stood for much. He struck me as a guy who wanted to be in power for the sake of being power. As if he thought as a rich, connected person that was what he was supposed to do. Haven't heard a thing about him in forever.

Yes, Goode is probably more conservative than Romney. On paper he is anyway. I only say "probably" because I am not sure we even know what Romney actually is other than very politically pragmatic/expedient. Anyway Goode seems to be a good man. If I believed 3rd party's were viable in our system I'd certainly consider him.

126 posted on 04/30/2012 7:05:35 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Resettozero

Ah, I see. Unopposed.

Please tell terribly cynical me that Trey would be the same man of fire, if he *were* to be opposed. :)

Thank you very much for your trouble. I am watching him. I admire his words every time I see him.


127 posted on 04/30/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Innovative

RE: Newt Gingrich says he’s dropping out ‘about’ May 2 and endorsing Romney

This looks like a long goodbye. If you’re going to drop out, why not do it now? What’s the significance of May 2 anyway?


128 posted on 04/30/2012 9:14:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Innovative

Romney’s only card..He’s kind of not like Obama.


129 posted on 04/30/2012 9:16:44 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: RitaOK

Well, the TV and newspaper outlets pretty much have opposed him since the start. Many Democrats here treat him with unreasonable contempt. Only the conservative Upstate voters, who ousted Bob Inglis in Trey’s primarty, like and admire him. Our 4th District’s outline has been changed this year. There is a Democrat challenger in November.


130 posted on 04/30/2012 9:20:48 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: RitaOK
The real issue is how they have made nearly every conservative and southern state proportional, while making all the liberal and or Mormon heavy states winner take all.

THAT is the real problem.

I used to be impossible to get the Republican nomination without winning the south, now as just demonstrated by the RINO Romney it can easily be done.

131 posted on 04/30/2012 9:25:29 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: true believer forever; Yashcheritsiy

Geeminy!

At this particular hour there are several LIKE MINDED threads on the forum, which I have yet to peruse.

The point being, that an awfully lot of people are
getting the picture. Tea Party should show up in large numbers in every precinct.

Fear is fearful and so is REBELLION, but we have to pick one.

Seems to me that the last best hope is at our precinct meetings and our own county and state conventions, where platforms are affected.

We need to be politically astute on state RULES and understand what we can change, but isn’t that our best and last shot for the grassroots, to be at our precinct meetings?


132 posted on 04/30/2012 9:28:14 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Innovative

Why don’t you guys actually wait and see what Sarah is going to do instead of already putting her now rallying for Mitt side by side — when she said not to long ago that the Establishment would never come to her and not just 2 weeks ago, one of her advisors ask that Mitt released the names of his bundlers


133 posted on 04/30/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Innovative

I see someone put this in “Breaking News” after a day later from when it was posted.


134 posted on 04/30/2012 9:30:05 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Innovative

So JimRob will appear with Newt and make a similar announcement on 2 May. /sarcasm


135 posted on 04/30/2012 9:30:11 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: JediJones
Newt has said he's going to drop out on May 2. The percentage of who voted for Romney really doesn't matter. The fact is he will have the needed number of GOP electoral votes.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see Newt change his mind and stay in the race and pull off an upset. I'm taking no joy in the prospect of having to vote for Romney. Again, look at the damage Obama has inflicted on our nation in three short years. We're hanging by a thread right now! Do you seriously think we're going to survive four more years of Obama knowing what you know now? I'm not willing to help the Marxist win four more years when I know his record and intentions. My conscience will not allow it.

136 posted on 04/30/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: true believer forever

Can you phone Newt’s campaign? Calista? His daughter? Tell them we need a Leader who stays after he loses????

Why can’t he finish with a pay-as-you-go style campaign.
Knock out a schedule for appearances, the cost of promoting it, set a charge for it, and just show up where the people produce the $ change for his appearance?

Tell him we’re not done.....


137 posted on 04/30/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Innovative

Well, Virgil Goode it is then!


138 posted on 04/30/2012 9:40:18 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: faithhopecharity

[ Do they allow “pinch hitters” in presidential campaign debates? We’d love to see Speaker Gingrich in there! The contrast would be striking. ]

The Obama Care Lawyer should pinch hit for bammy in the debates.


139 posted on 04/30/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: RitaOK
but isn’t that our best and last shot for the grassroots, to be at our precinct meetings?

Not necessarily. If a county party is packed with GOP-E types who are Republicans instead of conservatives, then they will manipulate the rules to prevent any sort of reforms that they don't want to see made - and this is so EVEN IF you can manage to flood a county convention with tons of our folks. Seen if done. Don't assume that numbers can overcome rulesjobbing.

140 posted on 04/30/2012 9:45:18 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Artcore; true believer forever

What is the deal?

Is Newt OFF the ballot entirely, or what? Lots of states have had no primary yet. 1144 is not actually here.

We will vote for dog catcher before we cast one for Rommell.

Someone needs to STAY on the ballot, or the GOP-E needs to guarantee a convention brawl, which they will NEVER DO, since they have succeeded with their cram down candidate among the useful idiots among us.

As for Palin, who was scared to run, Perry, Herb Cain, Bachmann, Santorum, and now NEWT, they all have said from the get-go that they intend “to back the nominee”.

What an old tag line for cover. THAT is not what REBELLION is made of. That’s politics as usual by those who have been gamed and are now IN the game for their own fruitful future here in the Land of OZ.

Where were they when the last conservative was standing?
Crickets, but for their mime of “ABO”. They were not willing to put their skin in the game to the end either.

Fire in the belly melted into tepid squish and became “go along to get along”. After all, they’re set. They will now be picked off by the Rommell campaign to cooperate with the socialist. Clear as a bell, that’s coming.

Ick.


141 posted on 04/30/2012 9:46:57 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: RitaOK
“THAT is not what REBELLION is made of.”
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So you're saying “rebellion” is made of: 1) not voting, 2) voting third party, or 3) doing a write in?

I don't see these options as rebellion, I see them as wasting a vote and helping a Marxist win a second term.

As Rush says: “I live in Realville.”

142 posted on 04/30/2012 9:51:53 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Yashcheritsiy; true believer forever

The point would be to pack these conventions with the pitchfork crowd, and I should think we have a chance of doing that this year, if there was but a promotional push to do so, some BUZZ to do so, but it seems to me that throwing in the towel before 1144 and after, is being broadly accepted.

Tea Party must become delegates locally, at county and state to hope to shut down “open” primaries at least.

Whadaya think?


143 posted on 04/30/2012 9:55:07 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Artcore
So you're saying “rebellion” is made of: 1) not voting, 2) voting third party, or 3) doing a write in?

And having tantrums on the internet. Don't forget that one.

144 posted on 04/30/2012 10:06:54 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: samtheman
Wow...Paul is closer than I imagined...hopefully TX will send a msg to establishment by giving Paul a win over the now default Romney.
FROM: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_paul_vs_obama-1750.html
Rasmussen Reports 4/28 - 4/29 1000 LV 42 40 Obama +2
PPP (D) 4/12 - 4/15 900 RV 47 44 Obama +3

145 posted on 04/30/2012 10:21:16 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Innovative

OK Newt fans.. now what?


146 posted on 04/30/2012 10:26:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: El Gato
we get Zero input

It's enough to make one think it is part of a plan to deny solutions to Americans other than acceptance of socialism as the norm. The repubs had better address this problem and shake up the process or (I fear) the process is doomed. First mclame now mittens? Looks like planned out events bent on the destruction of America(imho). Do I sound too dramatic or nuts?

147 posted on 04/30/2012 10:27:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Seaplaner

I doubt that Romney has any real deep convictions about our military as neither he or his four sons who all were certainly eligible for military service at some time never served. That being said I will say that would not in itself stop me from voting for Romney. However, what will not allow me to vote for Romney is if his choice for VP is someone who is not eligible for POTUSA by requirement of the Constitution as NBC. For me Rubio does not qualify for this reason and now his latest subscription for international involvements.


148 posted on 04/30/2012 10:29:20 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Seaplaner

I doubt that Romney has any real deep convictions about our military as neither he or his four sons who all were certainly eligible for military service at some time never served. That being said I will say that would not in itself stop me from voting for Romney. However, what will not allow me to vote for Romney is if his choice for VP is someone who is not eligible for POTUSA by requirement of the Constitution as NBC. For me Rubio does not qualify for this reason and now his latest subscription for international involvements.


149 posted on 04/30/2012 10:30:09 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: noinfringers2
I doubt that Romney has any real deep convictions about our military as neither he or his four sons who all were certainly eligible for military service at some time never served.

Serving in the military is for the little people, according to Mitt.

150 posted on 04/30/2012 10:33:21 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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