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A Fork in the Road Part I
Steve Deace ^ | 11/7/2012 | Steve Deace

Posted on 11/07/2012 7:37:04 PM PST by JediJones

The very same people that have shoved Mitt McDoles down our throats for decades now will re-emerge from the ruling class to tell us that [Romney] was too conservative (I know, I laughed out loud, too)...

Romney did everything the cynical Karl Rove wing of the party says Republicans have to do to win...And he still lost.

Perhaps if Romney had gone after the president...on Benghazi the way he went after Gingrich and Santorum...he wouldn’t have lost.

[Obama] embraced his base, even on social issues....The progressives cast a vision that took more than one election cycle, followed it through, and won. They never detoured no matter what the facts were on the ground...

We no longer have a country that accepts many of our premises, so we have to go into evangelism mode. That requires a relationship and trust...it’s hard to build that rapport with people while demonizing them.

We are losing [young voters] by trying to win them over to...Judeo-Christian morality, personal responsibility, limited government... They've been educated in an environment that makes these values foreign to them. It will only get harder to win them over as they get older.

Solutions trump values every time because people always vote out of vested interest.

If 40 years after Roe v.Wade the culture doesn’t believe my own family line conceived in horrific and traumatic circumstances has the right to live, then we have lost the most crucial moral debate of this age and need to completely re-evaluate what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.

I remain optimistic....Providence has allowed us to live in a nation where we can control our own destiny,and we can do so again if we have the same courage of conviction demonstrated by past generations that gave us the freedom and liberty we currently enjoy.

(Excerpt) Read more at stevedeace.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 11/07/2012 7:37:07 PM PST by JediJones
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To: JediJones

Perhaps if Romney had gone after the president...on Benghazi the way he went after Gingrich and Santorum...he wouldn’t have lost.

He didn’t do that because he and Obama are comrads.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 7:40:46 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: JediJones

Every senior I know (and I know a lot of them from the senior golf league) who voted for Obama had this main reason...they all believe Obama will look after them better than Romney. Old fools! But I have given up arguing with any of them. You can’t teach an old cow a new trick as they say.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 7:41:18 PM PST by entropy12 (The radical socialist from Chicago and Acorn lawyer must be defeated! VOTE him out!!)
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To: JediJones

Perhaps if he did this or he said that..you know what? Good luck with Obama.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 7:41:33 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: JediJones

Perhaps if Romney had gone after the president...on Benghazi the way he went after Gingrich and Santorum...he wouldn’t have lost.

Maybe! It depends on the MSM covering it!!! It is hard to beat Santa Claus as Rush said today!!! Young people and certain other people want free stuff. They really don’t care who pays for it since our school system has dumb down our kids so they don’t like hard work anymore. When I was a kid I worked picking berries and Beans in the summer. Now it is against the law for kids to work on farms.... they sit home all day and play video games!!!


5 posted on 11/07/2012 7:43:29 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: JediJones

“Perhaps if Romney had gone after the president...on Benghazi the way he went after Gingrich and Santorum...he wouldn’t have lost. “

Yes he would because the high maintenance perfectionists would find another reason to let Obama win.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 7:44:06 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: JediJones

I thought that 5 or 6 people ran for the nomination in the primaries and that Romney won.....how did anyone ram that down your throat


7 posted on 11/07/2012 7:46:12 PM PST by terycarl
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To: JediJones

It doesn’t really matter.

What happened has happened, and what’s going to happen is going to happen.

The die has been cast and we are in for bad times.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 7:48:18 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: JediJones

The problem is that Evangelical voters did not turn out to vote on Tuesday, and this has become a persistent problem for the GOP since 1992 (2004 being the possible exception). You would think, of all elections, this would’ve been the one to vote in - but many of them chose not to vote rather than vote for a Mormon. GOP will probably abandon some social issues that Evangelicals hold dear as a result. Evangelicals will complain loudly but no one will listen, because their bark is always worse then their bite. Social issue conservatives face a bleak future indeed.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 8:15:12 PM PST by nfnet
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To: nfnet

Well then, the evangelicals deserve what they get, which is to be ignored.

The world is run by those who show up. Staying home and complaining about a “cultist” running for the office isn’t going to win anything... because guess what?

This country is going to elect a Mormon a heck of a lot sooner than they’re going some of these unctuous, sermonizing whinges.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 8:23:08 PM PST by NVDave
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To: nfnet

I personally think we should send them packing; Evangelical zealots are killing the GOP and doing so quite well.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 8:29:38 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: freedomfiter2
Romney did a good job, and was a very fine candidate that could have saved the economy. It was a clear choice between good and evil, and America consciously chose evil.

Romney could not have done anything to change that. Also, Romney was no Bob Dole (as many others have already noted).

12 posted on 11/07/2012 8:54:22 PM PST by The Duke
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To: nfnet

Can you link me to an article with some facts about evangelicals not voting in this election?


13 posted on 11/07/2012 9:01:56 PM PST by RedMominBlueState
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To: nfnet
The problem is that Evangelical voters did not turn out to vote on Tuesday, and this has become a persistent problem for the GOP since 1992 (2004 being the possible exception). You would think, of all elections, this would’ve been the one to vote in - but many of them chose not to vote rather than vote for a Mormon. GOP will probably abandon some social issues that Evangelicals hold dear as a result. Evangelicals will complain loudly but no one will listen, because their bark is always worse then their bite. Social issue conservatives face a bleak future indeed.

Highly overstated and non-rational reason.

What is more likely, is that they would not vote for a man who actively supported Abortion and the Gay Agenda.

You see, God tells us both of those are sins, and one of them he calls an Abomination.

That's the real reason.

Romney, being a Bishop in the Mormon church, a church that also considers these two actions sins, knew this as well.

It's extremely hard for a sincere Christian to vote for a man who is knowingly supporting two major Sins, especially when the Bible warns us to stay away from such people.
14 posted on 11/07/2012 9:12:10 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: The Duke
It was a clear choice between good and evil, and America consciously chose evil.

Sorry, but your analogy falls well short of the target.

Romney openly and actively, and knowingly supports the evils of Abortion and the Gay Agenda, as such, he not good.
15 posted on 11/07/2012 9:13:51 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: txnativegop; VinL; ex-snook; sport; INVAR; ejonesie22; PieterCasparzen; Colonel_Flagg; Washi; ...
I personally think we should send them packing; Evangelical zealots are killing the GOP and doing so quite well.

Cowardly, partial conservatives, such as yourself, are the one's killing the GOP.

Those of you willing to sacrifice the Social Agenda for your pocket-book issues will be the death of the GOP.
16 posted on 11/07/2012 9:15:43 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: The Duke
Romney could not have done anything to change that. Also, Romney was no Bob Dole (as many others have already noted).

No, he was worse than Bob Dole.

His record as Governor was absolutely left-wing and Progressive.

He can arguably be called the Father of Gay Marriage and the Father of Socialized Medicine in America, and with his current support for Abortion and the Gay Agenda, and his total lack of limited Government credentials/positions/ideas, he most certainly can be called worse than Bob Dole.

At least Bob Dole was a War Hero.
17 posted on 11/07/2012 9:18:57 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Social Agenda as you call it doesn’t feed my family. But i guess that is the difference between the two of us. You apparently can exist on morals; my children are not so fortunate.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 9:28:10 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: txnativegop
The Social Agenda as you call it doesn’t feed my family. But i guess that is the difference between the two of us. You apparently can exist on morals; my children are not so fortunate.

Why don't you go join a Libertarian web-site, they don't care about morality either.

You'd probably feel much more at home there.
19 posted on 11/07/2012 9:36:07 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie
At least Bob Dole was a War Hero.

Did that help him in his run against Clinton?

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AllPolitics, Oct. 16) -- In their final face-off before the Nov. 5 election, Republican Bob Dole criticized the Clinton Administration's ethical lapses and what he called "scandals almost on a daily basis,"

Apparently Americans for the most part don't care about integrity, morality or honesty.

20 posted on 11/07/2012 9:39:55 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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