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Schlafly: GOP Establishment Gave Us Losers Like Dole, McCain and Romney
Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2013 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 03/19/2013 2:16:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday that the Republican establishment had given America a series of losers as presidential candidates over the last two decades—and the last time they picked a winner, George W. Bush, he was a bigger spender than the Democrats.

“Why is it that the establishment has given us this bunch of losers?” Schlafly said. “The establishment has given us a whole series of losers: Bob Dole and John McCain and Mitt Romney.” …

Schlafly said the establishment wants candidates that “will only talk about economic issues” and not social or moral issues or even national security issues. “And that’s such a terrible mistake, because those social issues are the cause of the fiscal issue, and they are the issues that get to the heart of people—issues like life and marriage.” …


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobdole; dubya; gope; gopestablishment; juanmclame; liberalagenda; mittens; phyllisschlafly; rino; schlafly

1 posted on 03/19/2013 2:16:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Phyllis Schafly is the ONLY person I know who hasn’t changed or softened her positions over the years and she even has a gay son!! Most people lose the energy to fight Satan over the years,but as far as I can tell she hasn;t. God Bless you, Mrs. Schafly.


2 posted on 03/19/2013 2:45:48 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Olog-hai

If you truly want to lead, you don’t take polls or put your finger to the wind. You get out in front of an issue and win it on reason and argument.

If we’d just listened to the MSM and liberal thinkers we’d have given up our gun rights and accepted abortion way back in the 70s. The fight for right is worth it.


3 posted on 03/19/2013 3:04:38 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

People like Rand Paul are part of the problem and not part of the solution.

Washington consumes everyone into a black hole.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 3:17:20 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Olog-hai

Phyliis Schafly is one incredibly brave fearless tireless freedom fighter.


5 posted on 03/19/2013 3:18:19 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Ann Archy

W was not a winner. He lost the popular vote to, of all people, Gore, and almost lost the electoral vote, too.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 3:39:38 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Olog-hai

We’re not going to win while they cheat...


7 posted on 03/19/2013 3:50:50 AM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: goldstategop

So far the problem is measured in trillions and the solution in parts per trillion. When will the solution show up?

I’ve yet to find the perfect candidate. My concern is that we need to win, I’m not calling for surrender. Schafly’s correct that we’ve been given a series losers. If Rand Paul wins and does nothing but shut down a single department that’s better than what we’ve gotten out of the last dozen presidents.


8 posted on 03/19/2013 3:58:10 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Olog-hai

Until every patriot reads Alinsky’s rules for radicals and uses same to regain power things will only get worse. Bo is leading the left on America and we tuck tail in submission, let them divide all his opponents, and suck the economic life and liberty right out of the country.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 4:12:23 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Olog-hai

Dole, McCain and Romney. Natural progression. Bloomberg next. The Roves of the G.O.P. say the party is not liberal enough.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 4:14:32 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Daveinyork

WHO said W was a winner?


11 posted on 03/19/2013 4:25:02 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Rummyfan

Phyllis took on Nixon, Ford and Carter when she opposed the “Equal Rights Amendment” in the 1970’s.

And she won.......

She told the crowd at CPAC on Saturday to stick with the Republican Party in spite of what’s going on.

That’s a hard pill for many to swallow nowadays.......

I’m keeping my options open.


12 posted on 03/19/2013 4:36:41 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: goldstategop

So the guy who stood up for our constitutional liberty on the Senate floor and who spent less than budgeted on his office and staff then returned the unused portion, he’s part of the problem?

You are why the GOP is a dead political party with no future.


13 posted on 03/19/2013 4:42:53 AM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: Nextrush
She told the crowd at CPAC on Saturday to stick with the Republican Party in spite of what’s going on.

When the horse is dead, it's time to dismount.

14 posted on 03/19/2013 4:44:07 AM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: 1010RD

” - - - If you truly want to lead, you don’t take polls or put your finger to the wind. - - - “

BUMP!

This is the main problem with multiple term Congressional politicians: they are always looking over their shoulders, counting votes to try and “get something, ANYTHING, done.”

The result is that there is no leadership, just a drift to the Left into the oldest form of governance, which is slavery.

BTW, if your total taxes, (Local, State and Federal), taxes are 50 %, then you work until lunch EVERYDAY as a slave to the Tax Master.


15 posted on 03/19/2013 5:10:38 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Olog-hai; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...
RE Schlafly: GOP Establishment Gave Us Losers Like Dole, McCain and Romney

I personally could see when those three were nominated that none of them were appealing candidates and would probably lose, but in the case of 2012 the other GOP alternatives were very weak candidates.

I love Schlafly but that was an underlying problem she must see : Newt and Santurum were also very flawed candidates who would also lose so that gave the GOPe an argument to shove Romney in, and they did.

I see Coulter now flipped back on Romney and Christie, now she doesn't like them anymore. Now there's a weather-vane.

16 posted on 03/19/2013 5:10:55 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: Slyfox

It would have been fun to be in the audience for this!


17 posted on 03/19/2013 5:14:40 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Daveinyork

But there were something like 3.5M votes for Nader/Buchanan/Browne


18 posted on 03/19/2013 5:15:00 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

“But there were something like 3.5M votes for Nader/Buchanan/Browne”

Your point?


19 posted on 03/19/2013 5:25:39 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Olog-hai

The GOPe have been pushing loser candidates, but as in 2012, the line of wannabe so-called conservatives left much to be desired.

The kind of wacky Rep.
The gotta get the wife’s permission Gov.
The I’ll eliminate 3 departments, but I can’t remember the 3rd Gov.
The talkshow host who ‘categorically rejected the allegations’ that he had inappropriate situations with female employees.
The wealthy guy who thought he had Obama by the birth certificate but decided his TV show was more advantageous than the Oval Office.
The guy who lost his Senate seat in an election.
The guy who resigned from his Speakership and basically walked away from his House seat.

Yeah, it was a real stellar group claiming to be the conservatives.

So, the GOP got stuck with the ‘okay Candy, I won’t mention Benghazi again’ candidate.


20 posted on 03/19/2013 5:34:01 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Ann Archy

The majority of the people on this site at one time did. There was a bit of a purge that took place over Jorge and his RINO team. Refering to Jorge Delano Arbusto wasn’t the thing to be doing at that time.

I knew that if we kept supporting Big Goverment Republicans we were heading this way.

Perscription Drugs
Expanded funding Dept. of Education
Patriot Act
Scamnasty

Just to name a few things Jorge thought fondly of.

We Conservatives needed to call him on it when he and Rove were pushing that crap. Thise that did were silenced. Instead because he was supposedly one of us it was okay.

That is what we should learn from his tenure. Regardless of who pushing Socialist/Commie programs we need to fight it.


21 posted on 03/19/2013 5:36:27 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: goldstategop
Washington consumes everyone into a black hole.

As soon as they get to Washington, every politician gets infected with Potomac Fever. The longer they are there, the worse it gets. They quickly find themselves more enamoured with the friends across the aisle than their constituents back home.

Power and money and free stuff and encounters of the sexual kind.

They think they are in paradise and they want to stay.
22 posted on 03/19/2013 5:47:26 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Olog-hai

We keep hearing that strong conservative opinions are offensive to moderate voters, and you can’t win without the moderate vote.

Horsefeathers.

Give us a REAL conservative and we’ll take our chances.

Of course, the MSM won’t allow a real conservative onto the stage. He (or she, as in Sarah) will be savaged from coast to coast and called every name in the book.


23 posted on 03/19/2013 5:49:31 AM PDT by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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To: VRWCarea51
Just to name a few things Jorge thought fondly of.

We Conservatives needed to call him on it when he and Rove were pushing that crap. Thise that did were silenced. Instead because he was supposedly one of us it was okay.


Many of us on FR tried. I remember sitting here until nearly 4 a.m. as Hastert was arm-twisting to get the final votes for the prescription drug bill. And those 3, actually 4, attempts to get Comprehensive Immigration passed. (Sen. Byrd, D-WVA, stopped one attempt in 2002 on a technicality.)

The Bushbots were always out in force and attacked anyone who disparaged their idol or his positions.

Speaking of which, notice how, since the economy did actually crash on GW's watch, that the Bushbots have been relatively quiet. I do, however, expect them to be back if/when it looks like Jeb will be the next 'it's his turn guy.


24 posted on 03/19/2013 6:06:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: goldstategop

So..........Rand Paul is a problem?

You are absolutely right! He is is problem for over 95% of the Republican RINO and RINO-E. He is actually practicing what he preaches. Furthermore, he is speaking words that these spineless jellyfish GOP politicians are too timid to speak or too gutless to pursue.

He does not represent (nor support) the Republican credo: “Go along to get along.”


25 posted on 03/19/2013 6:17:37 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Graybeard58

Bloomberg?

Are you nuts?


26 posted on 03/19/2013 6:21:02 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Please reread my reply. I’m not suggesting it, just that the Roves in the party think that republican candidates haven’t been liberal enough and that Bloomberg might be an ideal candidate in their minds.


27 posted on 03/19/2013 6:25:32 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Olog-hai

....and Bush Sr...........


28 posted on 03/19/2013 6:26:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Graybeard58

Sorry that should have had a disclaimer.

How about “Bloomberg, are you nuts”? /s

That is how it was intended anyway. Sorry about any confusion.


29 posted on 03/19/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Daveinyork

Perhaps that’s why W didn’t win the popular vote in 2000?


30 posted on 03/19/2013 6:48:03 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: CAluvdubya
It would have been fun to be in the audience for this!

My better half and I watched it online on my laptop. Classic Phyllis.

31 posted on 03/19/2013 8:13:35 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Ann Archy
We have a good solid pro-life plank in the Republican platform because of Phyllis. She is a person who sees the merit in the Republican party and the good people in it who could really use solid support. She works to make it better and stronger.

She is not working to form a new party. Some people need to take a clue from her.

32 posted on 03/19/2013 8:19:01 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Slyfox
We have a good solid pro-life plank in the Republican platform because of Phyllis.

That platform is under threat, Mitt Romney rejected it and ran pro-choice ads in some states, Santorum is a lifelong supporter of Arlen Specter (including in 2010) and campaigned for his 1996 presidential run to remove life from the GOP platform.

PELLEY: Well, the platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where you are?

ROMNEY: No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. I’m in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.

33 posted on 03/19/2013 9:59:43 AM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasnÂ’t for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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