Skip to comments.Conservatives lambast Romney, vow to take over Republican Party
Posted on 11/07/2012 5:56:55 PM PST by Libloather
Conservatives lambast Romney, vow to take over Republican Party
By Erik Wasson - 11/07/12 02:43 PM ET
Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency.
They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of the Republican Party by the time it nominates its next presidential candidate.
The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign, said Richard Viguerie, a top activist and chairman of ConservativeHQ.com.
He said the lesson on Romneys loss to President Obama on Tuesday is that the GOP must never again nominate a a big government established conservative for president.
Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots said Romney failed to make the kind of strong case for conservatism that would have won the election.
She described Romney as a weak, moderate candidate hand-picked by the country club elite Republican establishment.
They didnt see a clear distinction so they went with what they know, she said of voters.
It should have been a landslide if Romney had run as a true conservative, said Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center.
Romney took all the right stances, no question. The problem was not communicating them on the national stage with President Obama, said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the head of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.
Martin argued that there was no repudiation of the Tea Party by the electorate because Tea Party values were not firmly articulated.
This is not the death of the Tea Party, Martin said.
Tea Partiers will take over the Republican party in the next four years, Viguerie said.
In the meantime, conservatives will work to ensure that congressional Republicans do not compromise their principles in fiscal talks with Obama, he said.
Conservatives and Tea Partiers are just sick and tired of Republican leaders compromising on the state and national level with Democrats that grow the size of government, Viguerie said. We are going to hold their feet to the fire.
Bozell said conservative groups need to up their financial pressure on GOP lawmakers unless they agree to a series of demands, including again vowing to approve of no tax increases for anyone.
I’m concerned that only some sort of national tragedy in grand scale can shake masses of Dem voters away from their Dem umbilical cord. I don’t blame Romney all that much—he did good enough for normal Americans to support him.
Are you freakin kidding me? Romney did a great job. It’s the lazy pouting dumbass conservatives fault we lost. They sat around on their fat stinky patootiees at home pouting because he was a “rino”, so instead a die hard commie is continuing in office
I despise them and their purity. FU conservative nincompoops You did this
You may be right.
Here in Indiana we traded an 80% Republican senator for a 97% Baraqqi senator.
I say we nominate a black/hispanic woman who is evangelical mormon tea party RINO.
But some conservatives still won’t vote for her because she wouldn’t raise the birther issue.
Our goodies will never match their goodies.
The Legitimate Rape Campaign!
“Are you freakin kidding me? Romney did a great job. Its the lazy pouting dumbass conservatives fault we lost. They sat around on their fat stinky patootiees at home pouting because he was a rino, so instead a die hard commie is continuing in office”
Then you had the moderate Republicans who wouldn’t vote for Romney because he was too ‘extreme’ on gays and abortion.
You Romney lovers kill me. I see you were successful with the liberal you forced on us. Conservatives are for principles. I did vote for Romney but I refuse to lie and say he did a good job. He did not bring up anything negative about Obama and not enough for sure. He goes down the history books as a loser along with McCain, Dole and now Romney. What do all three have in common? They were NOT conservative! Good job liberal Republicans.
“paint himself as a centrist”?
You mean he tried to pretend to be a conservative
Romney did an excellent job. None of the 9 primary Pubbies could have won. Can’t beat Obamaphone Trojan women!
I also think Mitt did a good job. Sure, he wasn’t as conservative as some of us wanted, but he sure was head and shoulders above zero. I think Congress could have worked with him, not with the marxist we now have in office.
I’ve seen the puritanicals on this forum, and it makes me sick that they sat home on their purity and allowed this country to go further down the crapper.
Mitt is a good, decent man. Was he perfect? No, but, compared to zero, he was.
That’s why Col Allen West won in a landslide. Oh wait... Maybe he just wasn’t conservative enough.
blaming conservatives when a liberal-moderate RINO loses, is retarded
Romney took all the right stances,no question. The problem was not communicating them on the national stage with President Obama, said Marjorie Dannenfelser,the head of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.
I wonder which candidate Marjorie thinks would have communicated the positions better in the debates?
Christine O’Donnell ‘16
Yes, the RINO’s will do so much better without conservatives
I think we have arrived at a parting of the ways
Everyone is an expert.
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