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Posted on 07/10/2012 12:27:49 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Now, yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, I spent practically the whole program discussing the state of the country, where we are, where we're going, what kind of country are we. And admittedly, a lot of people yesterday felt -- well, not a lot, but I had enough e-mails from people that made me realize I'd better come in here and set some things straight. Even Cookie said, "Are you giving up? Is it all over?" And this is the problem that you encounter. When you attempt to properly, honestly identify a problem -- I mean a problem, by definition, is negative, and when you properly identify a negative, a lot of people paper them over.
No, I'm not giving up at all, folks. Quite the contrary. The whole point of yesterday's program is identifying the problem. Here's what we're up against. This is what we have to do. The whole point yesterday, for example, Boehner had this quote. We had a caller irritated at Boehner who was asked about Romney. (paraphrasing) "Nobody is gonna fall in love with Romney." And I said, "Nobody's gonna fall in love with Boehner, either." The bottom line is we don't have anybody on our side that anybody's gonna fall in love with, and frankly that's fine with me. We don't want people falling in love with candidates. That's what people did with Obama in 2008. We don't want that.
We find ourselves in a unique situation here. We don't have the ideal nominee. There wasn't the ideal nominee this time around. But we do know something that trumps everything else and that is this administration must be dispatched on Election Day. We have to get rid of it. Regardless what Romney is, if Romney is less than a Reagan -- of course, everyone is -- if Romney is just somebody to occupy the Oval Office for four years while we put a stop to what's going on and try to reverse the direction of the country, it's all gonna boil down to us. (interruption) What are you saying? What's your reaction? No, it's not McCain, but my point is we conservatives do not have a Ronald Reagan running here. I don't want that to make people feel negative about what our prospects are.
What I'm getting to here is that it's up to us to do something about this. We are not big government people. We don't want to rely on other people to do things for us. We have to place our trust in elected officials, but to take ourselves out of the equation and to say that we play no role in this is a mistake. What I'm going to try do today is focus a little bit on the problems the Democrats have, 'cause they've got a myriad of problems. They are weighed down. Obama, as Krauthammer said yesterday, and I happen to agree with Krauthammer on this, Obama, by doing what he did yesterday with the Bush tax cuts is basically waving the white flag. He's basically surrendering on the whole notion that his economic answers work. That's really what he did yesterday. By extending the Bush tax cuts for 98% of the American people, he is tantamount admitting that his policies are failures. This must be said. This must be pointed out.
Now, if Republican elected officials aren't gonna point it out, we do, we will. But I happen to think that's a correct estimation, because, as I mentioned yesterday when I opened the program, Obama has been blaming the Bush tax cuts for all the problems he inherited. He has admitted that in three-and-a-half years he is unable to do anything about what Bush did, not able to fix it. He's admitting his incompetence. He's admitting yesterday that his policies are failures, and he's moving to the right, which I said yesterday and on numerous previous occasions, the Democrats always do this when it nears elections, when we near elections, when it comes to time to win them, what do they do? They move to the right, try to make themselves sound and look conservative, not in name, obviously, but lifestyle policy-wise. You won't hear any more talk of gay marriage, for example, that kind of stuff. That stuff's all out of the way.
You're gonna see Obama tacking to the right throughout this campaign while offering lip service as much as he can to his fringe kook base. Ninety-eight percent of the American people are going to now benefit -- here's another thing about this. Everybody keeps calling these the Bush tax cuts. They aren't tax cuts. They are the current tax rate. The Bush tax cuts occurred ten, 11 years ago now. That is the current tax rate. The Democrats want to continue to call them tax cuts as though they're always temporary and that we gotta get back to some norm. They're talking about the Clinton tax rates that we should get back to, which I've agreed to if we'll go back to Clinton spending levels. Clinton's budget in 1992 or 1993, $1.8 trillion. That's an Obama deficit now. And the Democrats talk about the Clinton years as magical and wonderful and filled with prosperity. Well, let's go back to 'em. Including the spending levels, which, of course, they won't do.
My point here, and I don't want to be misunderstood, is I'm simply trying to rally everybody. We are going to have to pitch in and do this rather than count on elected officials. We don't have an ideal nominee. We weren't gonna get one in this cycle. (interruption) What do you mean, I won't play the game? What game? What game am I supposed to be playing? Well, but that's not happening. Snerdley, you are falling prey to the game. You're succumbing to the conventional wisdom of what happens after a nomination is completed and so forth. Boehner said, (paraphrasing) "No, you're probably not gonna love Mitt Romney," and he went on and added his Mormon stuff. And my only point is we don't have to love these people. The objective here is to stop Obama. That's it, in its entirety. Romney is the vessel for that. He's going to benefit from that.
One of the central themes of yesterday's program was that a traditional campaign on the economy isn't gonna work because a bad economy has become accepted by way too many people. It's no longer something that creates a crisis mentality in a lot of people. Pat Caddell has a huge -- I mean this thing prints out to over 20 pages, if you include the comments, and I've got an audio sound bite somewhere here in the stack of him talking about it. His point is the Republicans don't know the great opportunity they've got here. They're blowing it by continuing to focus on the economy, and it's not about the debate of whether Obamacare, the mandate, is a tax or a penalty. It's a tax, and it's the biggest tax increase in the world. It's the biggest tax increase in world history. And that ought to be the focus on how to talk about Obamacare and the economy and Obama and his regime, his administration.
This tax, while he's trying to get credit for a tax cut, which they're now saying Obama is cutting people's taxes. He's not cutting anybody's taxes. He's leaving the current tax rates alone, not cut -- for 98% of the people. And again he's a sitting duck on this stuff because he's blaming these tax cuts for the last four years for the economic malaise this country is in. He's blaming those tax cuts. Now here he is extending them for the second time in his three-and-a-half year term. He's a sitting duck on this. He's a sitting duck on taxes because of what he did yesterday. He's a sitting duck on taxes because of Obamacare.
One thing that is universal, one thing that is timeless, and that is nobody wants to pay higher taxes, and when they find out how much a tax increase Obamacare is, it is the best way to go about, A, defeating Obama, B, repealing Obamacare. And we can get into the nuts and bolts of the actual things that are gonna happen with the implementation of Obamacare, but we've done that. But the thing that's new here is that thanks to the Supreme Court, it's just been called a tax. It's not even Obamacare anymore. It's ObamaTax. And it needs to be approached that way and it needs to be hit on that way and Caddell is exactly right in this. I'll share some of his thinking on it as the program unfolds before your very eyes and ears.
But the bottom has fallen out for Obama. I don't want anybody to think that the tone -- actually yesterday, folks, I must tell you, I felt great after the program yesterday because when you strip it all away, it was uplifting. It's what we all can be. It's what we all don't want to lose. We all know what the reason for this nation's greatness is. We all know why we're unique. We all know what American exceptionalism is. And we all have a president who doesn't believe in any of it; and, in my mind, it makes him a sitting duck. We've got serious problems taking place in the country, and I'm probably gonna detail some more of them today as show prep indicates here. I've got some more examples of it. So I just... I don't want to be misunderstood. Yeah, I was not trying to be negative, fatalistic, or anything of the sort. Just quite the opposite.
RUSH: Here's Pat Caddell, by the way. He was on Cavuto on Fox. Question: "The new poll puts the president ahead of Romney in 12 battleground states by two points. It's close, but he's surviving."
CADDELL: The fact that he is still even marginally ahead given the kind of month he had, says something about how well his campaign is doing, frankly, and how difficult his opposition is of (sic) keeping control of the initiative. The health care bill? He is the master distraction. He's been standing on quicksand since the court decision. Because the court decision made the mandate, which 67% of Americans oppose, into a tax. And he told them, "Oh, no, no!" It was not gonna be a tax. The Republicans cannot get their message. Instead, they're talking about trying to repeal the whole bill, which is a ho-hum thing, rather than even today saying, "Wait, Mr. President. You want to talk about taxes? We want to repeal ObamaTax, the health care bill."
RUSH: Now, if you read the entire Caddell piece, basically he says that the Republicans are blowing a big opportunity to talk about an issue called "trust." We can't trust Obama. Nobody trusts Obama. Hit it! Another thing he's pointing out is that this notion of "repeal, repeal," is falling on dead ears. It doesn't mean anything. It's been used for way too many months now. "Repeal this! Repeal and replace." Go for what's current! The Supreme Court just called it a tax. That makes it the biggest tax in the world. Go after this and put it all on Obama. It's made to order!
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, my staff on the other side of the glass here (I should tell you this), are still in a state of shock. In fact, if I weren't such a highly trained professional, I'd be distracted by what's going on in there. They are talking to each other. They are ignoring the program. They're not paying any attention to it attention to it whatsoever. They're talking to themselves, and I know they're talking about me, and they're talking about what I said about Romney. And they can't believe it.
They think that I've lost it, gone over the cliff, committed some sort of great political crime here because I dared say that there isn't a lot of love for Romney. I don't it. See, as the mayor of Realville, do I have to even explain this? All right, I'll give it a shot here. It's not a negative. There aren't very many political candidates that have that kind of passionate support. The last candidate who was loved in this country, for example, was Obama in 2008. And my point is: We don't want that.
We don't want blind, slavish attachment to people because we can make of them whatever we want them to be. My point in saying that Romney is not "loved" is only to illustrate what this election is about. Why were you not as irritated at me for saying what I said yesterday and the week before when I said, "Romney better understand the election is not about him"? It's the same thing. Saying people aren't in love with Romney is the same thing as saying the election is not about him.
In fact, I would think if anybody is gonna be offended is something it would be when I say, "Romney better learn the election isn't about him." All I mean is... Can I just be honest? Among our side, the conservatives, the independents -- everybody who wants there to be significant change in this country -- very few are running around saying, "We want Mitt! We want Mitt! We want Mitt." They're running around saying, "Get rid of Obama and the Democrats! Get rid of Obama and the Democrats!"
That is the animating thing of this election. That is the motivating thing of this election. Clinton was loved, and look how easy it was for him to mislead everybody. I don't like this notion that we fall in love with candidates. My point is we need to be adults about this. We loved Reagan and we still do. But Reagan was not a manipulative, insincere, conniving president. The love that people had for Reagan was a genuine love, not a celebrity idolatry. People loved Reagan deeply as a man, as a human being.
They loved his character, every aspect, policy, you name it. And we knew he loved the country. There was a profound respect. He wasn't the Celebrity of the United States. And those candidates are rare, is my only point. This election is about getting rid of the forces who are attempting to transform this country. No matter what... Let me try it this way: No matter what Romney is and no matter what he does as president, it ain't gonna be anything like this. Now, it might not be ideal, conservative-wise, but it's not gonna be anything like this.
Everybody on our side is oriented toward stopping this. The question is: How? I take you back to Michael Goodwin's piece yesterday. He said Romney's biggest problem is something he had no control over. He was born in a different era. He still thinks of American politics as it was practiced 30 and 40 years ago, and it's changed now. The economy, simply running on the economy is not enough. Too many people are accepting of the economy as it is. There isn't widespread outrage over it, because there's not a lot of pain attached to it.
Not as there has been to unemployment and similar economic distress in years past. What we love is the country. What we want to save is the country. And we are entrusting that task to Mitt Romney because he is the Republican presidential nominee. We are entrusting the task of stopping the direction this country is headed to Mitt Romney. This is a business decision. It is a full-fledged American, political, business decision that will be made in November, just as it was in the midterm elections in November of 2010.
Now, when you peel away all the phony poll sampling. When you consider the unpopularity of Obamacare. When you measure the mood of small business owners. When you look at the way Democrats are jumping off the Obama bandwagon (and more and more of them every day are jumping off the bandwagon and more and more are saying they're not going to the Democrat convention). When you consider the breadth and the depth of the results of the 2010 midterm elections.
When you consider the significance of Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin. When you see the positive employment impact of Republican governors. For every Republican governor elected in 2010, the last 17 of them, unemployment is going down in those states. Unemployment is dropping in states that elected Republican governors. It is clear when you add all of that up. Those are individual items, but when you lump them together, when you add them all up, it is clear that a majority of likely voters are ready to replace Obama. I have no doubt that a majority of people are ready for this.
But Romney has to capture this momentum, and he has to bring home a victory. And the momentum is not attached to his winning the Republican primaries. It is not attached to him winning the nomination. There was going to be a Republican nominee. The momentum, the thing that needs to be gotten hold of here and ridden is the trouble the Democrats are in; the trouble Obama's in; the problems that they have that are the result of the disastrous policies they've implemented. That is the source of the momentum. It's all Obama. The election must be about Obama. It's got to be about the disaster that is Barack Obama and his administration. The economy is just one disaster. Obamacare is another disaster. They are inexorably linked.
There cannot be an economic recovery in the private sector with full implementation of Obamacare. Not possible. Because Obamacare has now been stripped bare, and everybody now knows, who is paying attention, what Obamacare is. It is a massive expansion of government, funded by the biggest tax increase the history of the world. That's what it is. And nobody wants it. A vast majority, 67% have been opposed to the individual mandate; over 53% have been opposed to the entire bill. There has never been public sentiment for this. There is no reason to act timid in opposing any of this. We're in a single elimination tournament, so to speak, one-and-done. A Republican loss in the House or the Senate or the presidency is game, set, and match.
We have to win all three, and then after that, we have to do the right things with the new power that we will have been entrusted with, or I should say they have to because we aren't gonna be there. If we lose the House, it's over. If we lose the Senate, it's over. If we lose the presidency it's over for the economy and for individual freedom. But the reality is, the truth is that the country is poised for a sweep of the series. A Scott Walker, Tea Party-style campaign is what likely voters want. There's an ABC/Washington Post poll out today. The sample has a 9% edge in Democrats, a plus nine. And it is of registered voters, not likely. Registered voters, which is meaningless. They sample 9% more Democrats than Republicans or independents. And in this poll Romney is tied with Obama in registered voters. That means Romney is way ahead in likely voters, which is why the Washington Post is not publishing a poll of likely voters.
RUSH: One slight correction. I erred when I said that the Washington Post sampled more Democrats than Republicans and independents. They sampled 33% Democrat, 36% independent, 24% Republican. So they sampled 9% more Democrats than Republicans. That is bogus, number one. You and I know that in terms of the ideological delineations that are made in the country, according to polling data, twice as many people identify as conservative as liberal. It is standard operating procedure. It's a blind assumption that there are that many more Democrats than there are Republicans, particularly now. So the sample is flawed, but even worse, it's registered voters, not likely voters.
The entire poll is difficult to believe. It claims that Obama and Romney are tied at 47%. Same as they were in May. This is July. Two months have gone by since the last poll, and it's still 47-47? We're supposed to believe that voters haven't changed their minds at the job numbers, the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, the unprecedented backdoor amnesty? We are to believe that with those major changes in policy, that nobody's changed their mind in the presidential race in the Washington Post poll? Sorry. I suspect things are much worse than the Washington Post is letting on.
The Rasmussen poll today has Romney plus three over Obama with likely voters and Obama with a minus 18 strongly disapprove number. And that poll, the Rasmussen poll, is likely voters versus registered. It's far more accurate just on that basis alone. Rasmussen Reports that 53% of likely voters want Obamacare repealed; 43% strongly support repeal; 31% strongly oppose repeal. There is not broad-based support for ObamaTax, which is what it is now, anywhere.
He didn’t “earn” delegates, Kaslin.
In many cases, there was no alternative to Romney because the state GOP folks screwed over the other candidates. Voter turnout was very, very low.
Romney will not win against Obama. Both are socialists, and the majority of Americans don’t want socialism!
This is the message that I've been pounding for months now.
Personal honor and integrity are just that. Personal. No one has the power to take them away from you. Only you have the power to relinquish them. If you can be persuaded to cross that line into darkness, you are forever degraded by a choice which you made yourself.
If I am to die, I certainly won't do it by going out with a whimper and a boot lick. I would rather be crushed to death with my personal honor and integrity intact, while spitting in the tyrant's face, thank you.
The worst is that ABO is risking a landslide for Romney -- even Rush talks about how weak and vulnerable and desperate Obama is. So instead of taking advantage of that, wherein on a split vote plurality, Obama could very conceivably get in office with a large majority of the popular vote cast against him and LACKING in spades any kind of mandate, and of having confidence in our Republican Congress to steamroll that kind of humiliated, despised president ...
... ABO seriously dangerously risks getting Romney in on a landslide. We'd all know it was a referendum on Obama ... and while it's all about Obama now, by the end of 2013, and 2014, it would be all about Romney. He and the GOP-e and moderate Republicans and Democrats would point to his landslide as a popular mandate FOR Romney's "progressive style of governing." And the numbers would back them up. And Rush could pontificate until he was blue in the face and it wouldn't phase Romney or Moderates in the slightest.
I'm voting to prevent Romney from getting that landslide, and I'm banking on a pretty good bet that enough Democrats are going to defect from Obama to give him no more than a weak plurality. Either way, the candidate will lack any numbers to back up claims of having a "mandate." With Romney, we had all BETTER pray that if he wins, it's only on a weak plurality where he is denied any grounds for claiming a mandate.
There is no voting "against" Obama, there is only voting FOR government tyranny under "Republican" to replace him. I refuse to vote for that. I will be praying for a plurality and voting for it, too.
Funny how in this supposed "circular firing squad," everybody's aiming at the same guy.
Impeachment of 0bama? That’s your strategy? No, wait...how about an asteroid striking Washington DC and destroying all the liberals at once? It’s probably more realistic, coz if 0bama wins, he’s probably keeping the Senate, and given the way the pendulum swings, he’ll have the House in 2014. At the very least, the last time I read the Constitution it takes two-thirds of “members present” to convict on Articles of Impeachment. That’s 67 senators, meaning you need fewer than 34 democrat senators. Not one of them will break ranks to vote impeachment. The democrats will never have less than 34 Senate seats.
But hey, if you want to live your fantasy of 0bama being impeached, go ahead. It’s your right.
Of everyone who ran - none were the best we have.
Santorum, Newt, Cain, Perry, Bachmann Paul, all had their own issues. not a single one of them was the best and guess what?
Each of them would have a hard time vs Obama as well, but also lack the fundraising abilities.
It is what it is. The issue is getting rid of the Communist Destroyer and then fight Mittens at all junctures.
Dude. Get over it. We lost the primaries. The moderate/liberals won. They got more votes for their man. Romney is the party's nominee. You can choose to vote for that nominee in the general election or not.
No, I'm not on board with your non-plans for convention upheaval to overturn the will of the voters. Neither are you.
You are not going to the convention. You are not going to raise up some hell and get the nomination changed.
You are going to watch Romney accept the nomination on television. Or you are going to turn off the television. That's it.
You are not a revolutionary. You just play one on the internet.
If you think that Baraq and the Chicago mob will somehow be restrained in their attitude and behavior because they won with a plurality, you’re just wrong.
What do you imagine could and should happen at the convention? If your hope is that Palin or Gingrich will come forward and ride to the “rescue,” it ain’t gonna happen.
Many of us don’t like Romney either. I know I don’t... but much as I don’t like Romney, my hatred for Obama is exponentially more. Point is... either he or Obama will be giving the victory speech on the night of 6 Nov or the next morning.
You have two choices; Obama or Romney.
Wrong. We are looking at one of two outcomes: Obama or Romney.
We have MANY choices as to how we cast our vote at the top of the ticket. I'm casting mine in a way best devised to cause a plurality in the popular vote to deny the winner a mandate, which will ultimately help all the conservatives I'll be voting for down-ticket.
You plan to cast yours to vote "against" Obama by voting FOR government tyranny under the Republican banner.
I don’t hate anyone.
Romney is what he has always been - a lefty-socialist.
That is incompatible with the values of the Republican Party and the majority of Republicans.
I believe we have an opportunity to pick a genuine candidate at the convention. Agree or disagree, it will be our last chance for a conservative candidate.
There will never be another opportunity.
Bless you for getting it. Maybe some of those here, those who really belong here, but are having a bout of naivete and aren’t just imposters trying to suppress the ABO vote for their own vile purposes, will eventually clue in.
You and me both, Brother FReeper.
Look up what happened during the 1920 Republican convention. It is very interesting.
There were 16 votes before the convention chose Warren G. Harding as the candidate. The original ‘progressive’ favorites were left in the dust and a conservative was instead chosen.
I have errands to run, so I’m leaving the discussion for a while.
Point made. We don't know. So he's going to throw out Obamacare, well big deal, what does he do for an encore? We [the country, that is] don't need another Bush so a guy without a platform gets no mandate from me. Why does Romney want to be President?
And I could even have gotten excited about two or three of them.
Had the GOP-e not sold out to liberalism, each candidate could have had the funding framework as well.
Consider becoming a monthly donor.
It's easy, and with enough participants
we could eliminate FReepathons.
It's a coward's question, and Mark Levin was a coward for asking it. If he had an ounce of courage, he would instead consult his knowledge of possible alternative candidates and suggest that one of them stand for the nomination.
Instead, he's done what every other terrified conservative is doing now - abandoning all principles, and taking the fear-based route, which only leads to a further shift left by the Republican party, and the maintenance of Obama's radical liberal agenda.
He seeks some form of safety and security. In the end, he'll get neither, as those who he's hoping and praying will not betray him, are already planning that very thing.
These armchair patriots, sitting in their ivory towers, make me sick. They have no ability (or courage) to connect word with deed. They're unworthy to even speak the Founders' names, in my opinion.
These men and women who exhort us to roll over for the establishment, need to take a long hard look in the mirror and see what's looking back at them. We are at a make-break point in our history, yet they suggest we support the perfumed ruling class' choice for president. Scoundrels. Cowards. Deceivers. Weak-kneed, pablum spouting losers. Thomas Paine would spit in their faces if he heard them.
If there’s a 25% chance it’s actually the other way. It’s all about election trends.
Other than Clinton’s 2nd and W’s 1st the party of the sitting president always loses seats in both chambers during midterms. Really those are the only 2 times in over 120 years the party of the sitting president gained seats, and both of those were because the opposing party went for a very stupid strategy which the people rebelled against. It’s important to note that the second mid-term generally has much bigger losses for that party than the first. Look at W’s second, that was a par performance by the dems, they hit the average 2nd mid-term gains almost exactly.
Also most presidents win their second term. Some guys really screw it up like Carter or are dealt a bad hand like Bush1 (sitting VPs almost never win and when they do win their 1 termers), but in general if you can win it once you can win it twice.
The party of a sitting 2 term president almost never wins a 3rd term. Sitting VPs have only won twice since the ticket was formed, and even when the sitting VP doesn’t run the nominee from that party is toast.
So historically here’s how things will go with the different wins:
Obie wins the dems gain some seats, but not many, in November probably not enough to gain control of the House. But in 2014 they take a massive bath, losing control of the Senate. Then 2016 comes and the GOP candidate is almost guaranteed a win, with coattails to increase GOP control of Congress.
Or Romney wins, with coattails which kind of helps but not that much because coattails are never as big as midterms. But of course he’s a socialist so he doesn’t undo ANYTHING of Obie’s. Meanwhile 2014 comes and the GOP loses seats, the Dems probably control the Senate and we still probably hold the House. Then Romney wins in 2016 again with small coattails. Then in 2018 comes the second midterm bloodbath, now we’ve got a liberal R in the White House and the Dems control both chambers, then in 2020 the Dems win, with coattails, now they have solid control of Congress AND the White House, which of course was previously occupied by socialists for the last 12 years AND gets another one for the next 8.
The long term numbers game says we’re better off with an Obie win, hit him hard at midterms and finally run an actual conservative in 2016. Of course even if the numbers didn’t say that, I DON’T VOTE FOR SOCIALISTS EVER PERIOD. It ain’t about my pony, it’s about core values. Socialism is bad, socialists are scum, the letter after their name doesn’t change that.
Roll over and abandon your principles if you like. That's your choice. God help you.
I don’t need to be excited about Myth, and yes my vote is one strictly out of fear, but that is enough for me as Obama is dead set on collapsing this nation and turning us into a communist state.
That is good enough for me to be A B O.
I would vote for Joran Vandersloot over Obama if need be at this point.
And THAT is 100% hysteria.
You're joking, right?
Have you been paying attention to what's going to happen with four more years of Obama?... a dictator-wanna-be who has no respect for the rule of law or the responsibilities of the three branches of government?
My husband and I own a small business. The only thing that keeps us going is the (American) will to fight another day.
Romney knows the system and plays to win—but establishing momentum both by claiming victories that weren’t (Iowa) or running up victories that are hardly “we” (American Samoa) and by ensuring that it was winner-take-all where he might benefit and proportional where he might benefit.
That said, I sure as he!! didn’t entrust him with anything and wouldn’t entrust him with anything.
Read my post 71, I explain all the historical trends.
The historian, Gingrich, with his ideas base, IMHO, would have been more able to expose Obama's phony ideas and educate new generations in the ideas absolutely essential to a free society. He lost. Romney is the candidate.
Now, we're faced with the dark prospect that 4 more years of arrogant disregard, disrepect, and outright rejection of our Constitution's bounds and limits on Executive prerogatives; of replacing the solid foundations contained in our founding documents, as laid out plainly in the writings and speeches of those framed and adopted that Constitution; and, 4 more years of fiat money and borrowing to purchase votes and power will totally destroy the "last best hope" of liberty in the world.
Ours is a "People's Constitution." It is not a President's Constitution. It is not a Judiciary's Constitution. It is not a Congress's or Senate's Constitution. As Justice Story's "Commentaries. . . ." makes clear, "the People" are its "ONLY Keepers," and the Constitution's Article V lays out the process by which we are to "keep" it.
We must elect the presidential candidate whose leadership is least likely to plunge us past the point of no return, a Senate and House most likely to respect the Constitution, and then, "We, the People" must take on our own responsibility to hold those persons accountable day by day, every day of their terms, to their oaths of office.
It is time to put away the "childish things" which divide us and get on with stopping the disastrous "change" which so-called "progressives" have coercively imposed under the current Administration and Senate.
Very well said. Also -- as we've learned here in California -- the Democrat to follow Romney would make Obama look like John Birch, just as the Democrat to follow Schwarzenegger -- Jerry Brown -- makes Gray Davis look like Eisenhower.
Worst of all is risking a landslide for Romney and giving him what would certainly twisted into a popular mandate for his "progressive style of governing."
ABO is so incredibly short-sighted -- but then again, hysteria and fear, which is what fuels ABO, almost always lead to bad decisions that are hugely regretted later.
Well that’s the absolute best plan I can come up with.
With, or without the 2012 nomination for VP.
In your case, it brought out a defacto LIAR.
Oh, are you saying I was wrong about you sitting at home watching the convention on television while doing nothing concrete about changing its outcome? If so, I apologize.
What then are your plans for disrupting the convention while all the other "arm chair patriots" do nothing?
What specific actions are you planning to take to over turn the will of the Republican primary voters? I assume you and your forces are well-armed and ready to die for the cause?
Good luck to you sir. Have you settled on a candidate yet? You might want to make sure he's willing to accept the nomination once you secure it for him by force. Some people shy away from such anti-democratic third world shenanigans. Pussies.
Go vote for Obama. Amazing. “Freepers for Obama”
Obama agrees wholeheartedly!
dead, heed "Famous last words." Windflier, like me and the owner and founder of this website and like nearly 200 other FReepers who post here, is standing to resist tyranny with HIS VOTE.
YOU are on the verge of caving to it with yours.
I'm glad you weren't here in 1776 -- and I know for CERTAIN that guys like Windflier and Jim Robinson WERE.
If we are wrong, and if, by 2016, the American Republic has become so "changed" by the combinations of powers who pull the strings which control the current Administration that we no longer can exercise our prerogatives under Article V of our Constitution, then our big "stand" today won't matter much.
If Congress is so powerless to stop an out-of-control President, how did this nation last for as long as it has?
You are wearing blinders, FRiend, because you have been frightened into keeping them on.
Good - go vote for Obama and be proud of yourself.
FIRED UP - READY TO GO!
You are clearly unable to follow the conversation here.
Windflier (and a few others) are talking about overturning the vote of the Republican primary voters. Abolishing votes cast by other American citizens to strong arm their own candidate into the nomination. Like we live in Argentina or Libya or something.
If you are going to express an opinion, try to at least understand the debate first. Like the founding fathers did.
I have not told anybody who to vote for in any coming election, btw. I've only stood for respecting the results of ballots already cast.
Don't kid yourself. There are people on this forum who seriously believe that this is going to happen (well, maybe not the unicorn part but definitely the palm frond waving hordes).
I wonder what planet some of these folks are living on I'm sure it's a happy one. At any rate, it's about to collide with planet earth.
History lesson - Losing isn’t the worst thing, losing again, again and again, is.
Thank you sir, may I have another?
Hey Dude...in Iraq they said the same thing every year..Saddam won the primaries...so just get over it.
Everyone was forced to vote for the establishment, but at least you knew if you didn't you might get put in a torture chamber.
What is your excuse for caving in on your principles and voting for establishment, big government, liberal A or establishment, big government, liberal B?
Yeah - future generations are going to really look fondly of the petulant children voting for fringe candidates and giving obama a second term vs at least taking a chance of changing the current mess.
I know what Romney is and I did not even vote for him in the 2012 primary - i voted for Ron Paul.
But it is what it is at this point. Sorry - Obama has to go.
These selfish agendas are sickening but people who seem to actually want this nation to implode under obama.
You have two choices; Obama or Romney. That is it. There is no third choice.
Your smoking some heavy pipe my friend....Virgil Goode is on the ballot and should get all of our votes. A true conservative.
Another genius weighs in.
So now you're contending that the Republican primaries were somehow as invalid as Saddam Hussein's elections?
You don't have to vote for Romney. Nobody does. But a plurality of GOP primary voters did. That's reality.
Romney won the nomination, legally and according to the rules accepted by all participants heading in. If you have some evidence that it was all a big fraud, or people were forced to vote for him against their will, please produce it. You look like a fool with such outlandish accusations.
We’re having elections because they’re pretty sure of a win.
As far as Congress, I think the Clinton impeachment scared them and they’re afraid to do it again.