Skip to comments.Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement
Posted on 05/04/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
My FRiends, we might as well face the reality that we the combined pro-life conservative movement and tea party coalition have lost this round (the presidential election) in the larger battle to reclaim our constitution and our inalienable rights. Rove, Romney and the GOP-e have successfully destroyed and driven off each and every pro-life conservative tea party candidate from the race and all have surrendered to the Romney camp. It is no secret that Romney is not one of us. There is absolutely no doubt that he has never accomplished a single conservative thing in his entire political career (one term as liberal governor of liberal Massachusetts and six years campaigning for president). In Massachusetts, he undeniably championed abortion, gay rights, global warming, gun control, big government statist mandated/socialized health care programs, liberal judges, TARP, bailouts, stimulus spending, debt limit increases, etc, and even though he's recently claimed a complete reversal in political beliefs and no longer despises pro-life conservatives or the time of Reagan-Bush, I still don't trust him. He still stubbornly holds on to some of his statist beliefs, like global warming, gays in the military, RomneyCare, stimulus spending, etc, so there is no way I can vote for him or join Cain, Perry, Bachmann, Newt or any others who are endorsing him. But I will not act on my prior promises that I would actively campaign against him if he wins the nomination. Our combined movement is already torn and splintered and is going to have to be mended if we're going to have any impact whatsoever against the liberal/progressives and statists after the election. To that end I propose a TRUCE among our conservative forces during the remainder of this election cycle.
We conservatives have already lost the presidency to either the Dems or the GOP-e, and if we tear the tea party apart, if we tear the pro-life movement apart, if we tear FR apart then we lose it all. It's far more important that we re-unite and live to fight another day. Even if we can't vote for a true conservative for the presidency, it's doubly important that we all turn out on election day or sooner and drag our friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers, etc, to the polls to vote straight conservative for every slot on our ballots. The only way we can win our freedom back is to vote out the liberal progressives and vote in as many liberty loving conservatives as is humanly possible into every elected office at every level of government all across this great land. To prevent a total loss to the dems or GOP-e, we must continue the tea party rebellion into November and beyond. Whatever else you may do, you must turn out and vote straight tea party conservative down ticket!!
We must continue expanding our inroads into the state houses and into every elective office in the land. We must continue building on our majority in the house and we must retake the senate!! We must help the conservative governors and state legislatures to fully restore the ninth and tenth amendments and reclaim the real political power away from the federal usurpers and return it to the states and the people per the constitution!! This way, regardless of who wins the presidency, we can cut his unconstitutional expansionist movements off at the knees. And if any executive, civil officer or judge dares commit impeachable offenses, we must hold the majorities so we can impeach and remove them from office!!
And we must salvage and rebuild and continue strengthening our conservative pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-borders, pro-constitution, pro-small government, pro-defense, pro-liberty movements and our tea party coalition. And we must stop ripping each other apart!!
Therefore I hereby propose a general truce among our conservative forces!!
The Republic we save may be our own!!
As far as FR's finances go, we're in the same boat as the rest of the economy and will have to make do with what we can raise. Fortunately, the big debts we ran up a couple years ago have been paid off. We borrowed approx $20,000 a few years ago from two FReepers to fund our national convention, plus we ran up another $20,000 in legal fees during the last couple of years fighting off Righthaven. But those are now behind us and paid off. We also did quite a bit of traveling each year for the last three years on cross country tea party tours, but I think we can now cut that back and remove it from our budget requirements. If we're fortunate enough to not incur any additional legal costs or equipment costs (other than what we've already planned), and cut the travel and a few other areas, we should be able to tighten our belts enough to weather the storm even if we fail to reach our short term fundraising goals.
Whatever the outcome of the elections, we are prepared to roar into 2013 with the tea party chewing up liberal/progressives and RINOs and raising hell in our never ending fight for liberty!!
We are the resistance!!
Let's take the enemy head-on instead of fighting each other!!
Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!!
>I will take a picture of Obama with me in the voting booth. That might enable me to pull the lever for Romney, my last choice among repubs.
I think this is the ultimate choice we have to make. You may not decide to vote for Romney (thus not canceling someone else’s vote for Obama) BUT PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD VOTE FOR YOUR LOCAL REPUBLICANS. Even if you let Obama win, gridlock the country for 4 years.
I don’t trust Romney either, but if he is all we have I WILL vote for him. NOT VOTING FOR ROMNEY IS A VOTE FOR OBAMA. That is what I WILL NEVER DO!
How are we supposed to know not to go there if you won't tell us what it is?
You have my deepest respect, my brother.
You’re telling Freepers not to go to a “certain site”, but you won’t name the site.
If you don’t want to mention it in the clear, whisper it in a FReepmail.
I find it amusing how people always say this to the people who are, actually, paying the most attention of anyone out there.
Write in Palin for POTUS 2012!
Well, no, I’m not telling anyone not to go; I’m advising of a threat and suggesting they keep it in mind.
I’ll Freepmail you. Most people seem to know it already, and they don’t need free advertising from me.
Actually, it's not. There are plenty of Californians wondering why they wait so long to vote.
Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia, Oregon, Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas, California, New Mexico, S Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, and Utah all beg to differ with you.
That's somewhere around 600 delegates, all of which is again proof that the primary system stinks.
I would favor a system wherein each congressional district elected a respected, elector, him or herself presidential caliber, and then all the electors would gather in a "presidential conference" and they would then caucus and vote to determine the party's nominee from their midst or from some stellar nominee not in their midst upon whom they agree.
This is similar to the method the Founders envisioned the presidential election taking place. (It is visible in the Constitution.)
Time to quote your own tagline to you:
"By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid."
This is a huge point. If Romney's in the White House, it allows him to define "conservative", or more precisely, to redefine it according to the pleasure of the GOP-E, the way Bush 41 did, and to redefine us as crankers, soreheads, and most of all, losers -- us, the heirs and grateful sustainers of our ancestors' vision -- and break us to choreboy in the house our fathers built.
Nice. Just to be clear, I wasn’t be sarcastic at all. Even in a state like Texas, I would never expect a city as large as Houston to vote Republican.
I’m glad to hear this Jim. And hopefully, you’ll reconsider, hold your nose, and pull the lever for Romney. Our first goal must be to send O packing, IMO.
I just made a contribution, but by all that’s holy, I’m going back and DOUBLING IT! Stay well. We need you.
And we need each other...
Um ... you mean that saying something is stupid is the equivalent of hate and rage? Is that what you’re saying?
I'm sick of having my primary vote be purely symbolic.
The primary system is badly broken, we need to fix it.
Got it... thanks for the warning!
Don’t mention it!
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