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Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement
Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jim Robinson

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!!

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To: NFHale

I approached our state GOP party about running (for a state office) They said ‘no thanks’ because I was a Conservative and they were looking for ‘people close to center’.

501 posted on 05/04/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: backwoods-engineer
....."This is a Constitutional Republic",........

.... and it is our right to question EVERYTHING when it comes to the government...... My Lord did not give me a brain to follow statists like Romney and Obama into tyranny.... I will fight it with my last breath, as did my sainted ancestors, alongside the Founders.".....


502 posted on 05/04/2012 10:40:22 AM PDT by caww
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To: Beagle8U; caww

far too many conservatives throw away their ENTIRE ballot with a write-in protest vote.

Damn few understand that it will void their whole ballot!

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Exactly HOW will it void the whole ballot?! That doesn’t even make sense.

503 posted on 05/04/2012 10:40:32 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

504 posted on 05/04/2012 10:41:16 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: EternalVigilance

A very good rule indeed.

505 posted on 05/04/2012 10:42:02 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Hey, Ron Paul is still in the race. You still got one alternative to Mittens.

Sorry to see ya geaux Newt.

506 posted on 05/04/2012 10:42:42 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: TexasCajun

I just keep praying...

507 posted on 05/04/2012 10:43:21 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: old school

“Let’s face it - this thread is about surrender. Plain and simple.”
Perhaps, unless of course, you’re prepared for martyrdom!

508 posted on 05/04/2012 10:44:03 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; EnglishCon

Geez. What EnglishCon said is now a zottable offense in your mind? Discussing a hypothetical on the election? For your info, he was on my Santorum Ping and I also believe he liked Newt too. He is not a Truther or any such thing you paint him as. He was just making a point here.

509 posted on 05/04/2012 10:45:01 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TexasCajun

I just keep praying...

510 posted on 05/04/2012 10:46:20 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: reaganaut
“Exactly HOW will it void the whole ballot?! That doesn’t even make sense.”

Hows ‘bout you go back and read the posts that explain it.

I get tired of writing it out dozens of times for those that don't read.

511 posted on 05/04/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Jim Robinson
True statesmanship in those words. Go Navy!
512 posted on 05/04/2012 10:46:35 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Shery
I'm with you on Palin. Too bad that she's not the nominee this year. We really need a strong person to clean house and get things in order again.

If Palin does become POTUS in 2016 she will need a strong and capable VP, as she has shown that she cracks under pressure.

513 posted on 05/04/2012 10:46:56 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: In Maryland
I just want to understand, clearly, what position this site is taking in the upcoming election.

Of course we'll be fighting against Obama and his the same time against the move for socialism within the GOP Party....which means voting AGAINST Obama and Romney. That's pretty clear.

514 posted on 05/04/2012 10:48:08 AM PDT by caww
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To: Road Glide

Absolutely correct. I think that is a great idea.

It could bhe STARTED as a special class in the Values of Western Civilization and the Evolution of Western Civilization and be offered by volunteers with history backgrounds and conservative credentials to school students on weekends.

THAT would counter the garbage the leftists in the Educational Establishment are pushing. It would be a good start.

515 posted on 05/04/2012 10:50:03 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: MNlurker
Now if someone could post a “How to vote for Romney without throwing up on your ballot” it would be appreciated.

It certainly would.

I will NEVER forgive the drivebys in this country for all but destroying Sarah Palin (and for far too many sheeple, even Republican sheeple, for believing their crap). If this were Romney vs. even Der Schlickmeister I could probably bypass it, but not vs. the Kenyan Antichrist.

516 posted on 05/04/2012 10:50:56 AM PDT by Marathoner (At least Ann Romney won't tell us what to eat.)
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To: Cato in PA

The supreme irony of these pro-Romney “conservatives” is that they don’t realize they’re using the same broken logic as the “pro-choice” movement to justify an insane position: they claim that they’re not actually in favor of the action, but they support it anyway.

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Perfect analogy!

517 posted on 05/04/2012 10:51:48 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: dirtboy
"A President Romney would form a coalition between Congressional RINOs and Dems and hang the Tea Party out to dry. And he will use the power of his office to get more GOP-E candidates in 2014 and fight the rise of the Tea Party tooth and nail - and will be hard to dislodge in 2016, leading to yet another electoral disaster in 2018 and 2020 like we saw in the end years of the Bush Admin, due largely to the inherent RINO problems infesting that administration."

What was Mourdock's barrier to entry? Candidates that affiliate to any degree with the Tea Party will be more viable under a President Mittens, not less. I don't see anyone scared by Mitten's money, it's not like it kept 5 conservatives from running against each other...

Electoral history designates second-term mid-term losses for the ruling party, to some degree. But neither party is going to look the same by then.

518 posted on 05/04/2012 10:52:30 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: unique1
can post that I’m voting for Romney, against Obama without being banned!

Likely, but as always there's a difference between saying you're going to vote Romney and promoting him. If you do Promote Romney expect to be challenged....without getting your pants in a knot.

519 posted on 05/04/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT by caww
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To: Zman
If O’bambi is returned to office, no more complaints; just look in the mirror for the right person to blame.

And if you find yourself having to contend with the iron fist of nationalized health care and punitive cap-and-trade regulations arrived at on a global scale with the authority and input of other nations (Romney SAID: "Any carbon plan has to be worldwide in scope. Let's have a worldwide solution, not an American one" at his CPAC speech in '08) -- IF you find yourself and America shackled by such tyranny advanced by THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, look in the mirror for the right person to blame.

520 posted on 05/04/2012 10:53:55 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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