Skip to comments.Schlafly: GOP Establishment Gave Us Losers Like Dole, McCain and Romney
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 decadesand 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 thats 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 peopleissues like life and marriage.
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.
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.
People like Rand Paul are part of the problem and not part of the solution.
Washington consumes everyone into a black hole.
Phyliis Schafly is one incredibly brave fearless tireless freedom fighter.
W was not a winner. He lost the popular vote to, of all people, Gore, and almost lost the electoral vote, too.
We’re not going to win while they cheat...
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.
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.
Dole, McCain and Romney. Natural progression. Bloomberg next. The Roves of the G.O.P. say the party is not liberal enough.
WHO said W was a winner?
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.
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.
When the horse is dead, it's time to dismount.
” - - - If you truly want to lead, you dont take polls or put your finger to the wind. - - - “
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.
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.
It would have been fun to be in the audience for this!
But there were something like 3.5M votes for Nader/Buchanan/Browne
“But there were something like 3.5M votes for Nader/Buchanan/Browne”
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.
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.
Expanded funding Dept. of Education
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.
We keep hearing that strong conservative opinions are offensive to moderate voters, and you can’t win without the moderate vote.
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.
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.”
Are you nuts?
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.
....and Bush Sr...........
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.
Perhaps that’s why W didn’t win the popular vote in 2000?
My better half and I watched it online on my laptop. Classic Phyllis.
She is not working to form a new party. Some people need to take a clue from her.
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. Im in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.