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The day the tea party embraces Mitt Romney is the day the tea party accepts defeat
Vanity | Dec 17, 2012 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 12/17/2011 12:08:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson

First there was the Reagan Revolution, then Newt's Republican Revolution, and now the Tea Party Revolution.

In each successive revolution, the lovers of liberty threw off a bit more of the yoke of the oppressive ruling class to reestablish some vital part of our God given liberty and freedom.

Pro-life, small government, big defense Ronald Reagan set and accomplished the goal of bringing down the socialist Soviet Union as a threat to the world and reestablished free America as the dominate superpower. He rescued America from the hapless Jimmy Carter who had dragged the nation down into to the depths of despair. Reagan taught us that our best years were indeed yet to come. He reinvigorated our economy by reducing government regulations and taxes and created a free market environment ripe for capitalism to flourish. A lover of life and freedom, he fought off the socialists and merchants of doom and death at every turn and sparked the beginning of the decades long Reagan Economy. He was a champion of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and he delivered us from evil.

Pro-life, small government, big defense Reaganite, Newt Gingrich, set and accomplished the major goal of wresting the congressional majority away from the socialist Democrats who had held it for forty years. His conservative Republican Revolution cut the taxes, cut the spending, cut the deficit, cut unemployment, blocked President Clinton's progressive agenda, blocked HillaryCare, reformed welfare, defended life, and balanced the budget four years running, ensuring that the Reagan Economy flourished and stretched throughout his term and beyond.

Mitt Romney set goals of protecting and sustaining abortion as safe and legal in America. He sought to be more radical than Ted Kennedy in respects to "gay rights." He swore to defend Massachusetts' strict gun-control laws that "kept us safe" and promised not to chip away at them. He set and accomplished the goal of bringing big government healthcare solutions to his state and mandating that all formerly free citizens must purchase a government approved product or suffer a tax penalty. He loves mandates against the people.

He stated that he was an independent during Reagan-Bush and he was not returning to Reagan-Bush. And he didn't. Instead, he delivered taxpayer funded abortion, gay marriage, gun-control, socialized healthcare, busted budgets, ruined economy, liberal activist judges and a destroyed Republican label.

Romney was and is demonstrably per record an anti-Reagan, pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-gay agenda, pro-gun-control, anti-liberty, pro-socialist healthcare, mandate-loving, liberal judge appointing, budget busting progressive.

He is without a doubt the exact opposite of Reagan, Gingrich, the Reagan Revolution, the Republican Revolution and the Tea Party Revolution.

If the Tea Party now embraces Romney, it will have accepted defeat and surrendered to the ruling class.

There is a reason why the elite establishment GOPers are pushing the anti-Reagan Romney and rejecting the pro-life, Reaganite Newt Gingrich. And I guarantee you, it's not in the best interest of the Tea Party or the Liberty we seek.

Not on my watch!! No Romney, no way!!

Rebellion is brewing!!

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There is no conservative opinion on the science of climate change anymore than there is a conservative opinion on the science of string theory, big bang theory, peak oil, evolution, etc.

There is however a conservative opinion about how best to deal with climate change if in fact it exists and that is Gingrich's point, it should be dealt with by private enterprise and minimal government interference.

It is not conservatism but know-nothingism to bend science to fit political ideology-whether it is to deny global warming or to assert global warming.

281 posted on 12/19/2011 1:03:11 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford
There is however a conservative opinion about how best to deal with climate change if in fact it exists and that is Gingrich's point, it should be dealt with by private enterprise and minimal government interference.

Right, so sit on a couch with that maven of "private enterprise and minimal government interference," Nancy Pelosi, and bloviate about it. Even Newt agrees it was a dumb thing to do.

BTW, there is a conservative opinion about Al Gore's global climate change (nee global warming) invention -- it's a hoax! Ask Rush if you don't believe me.


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282 posted on 12/19/2011 3:10:02 PM PST by JCG
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep. Plain as day.

283 posted on 12/19/2011 3:17:44 PM PST by GregoryFul (Obama - Jim Jones redux)
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To: nikos1121
Newt is the man. For the first time in a long time, we would have a leader who knows history and can articulate that with our allies and enemies. What we have now is a teleprompter and mouth piece. The guy know less about the History or this country than a 4th grader. He knows less about the culture of this country than a 3rd grader...

I agree with everything you say with one caveat. Newt is not electable.

Trust me on this. By the time November 1, 2012 rolls around the national press will have vilified Gingrich so hard and so often that the American sheeple will believe that he is the Grinch who is about to steal their Christmas.

I would love to see a non-RINO elected. Believe me, I'm tired of holding my nose everytime I go to vote. But four more years of the present crypto-Marxist in charge is more scary than any Republican (except maybe Ross Paul, who would get lots of Americans killed,)


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284 posted on 12/19/2011 3:23:45 PM PST by JCG
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To: JCG; All

“Zowie! Where is Ronald Reagan now that we need him — or at least a little of his spirit?”

I’m just sick to my stomach of Ann Coulter (AKA one of Romney’s wives), and I don’t like it when people quote her. Your not liking Newt isn’t a problem to me, just who you quote to discredit him. That harlot shouldn’t be spoken of on this forum.

I don’t think Reagan would care for her either.

285 posted on 12/19/2011 8:11:59 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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The mainstream media will vilify ANYONE who we nominate. Which candidate is going to be the best equipped to beat back the attacks and take his case directly to the American public? Which candidate has a record of accomplishment he can point to so he can say, no matter what they say about me, I’ve proven I can get what I say I’m going to do done?

There is another very important point to consider that could make nominating Romney very dangerous. Everyone is just assuming that the economy will remain the big issue a year from now. But what happens if it’s not? For one thing, the media is going to spin any minor uptick in the economy as a huge turning point and the start of the Obama recovery. If the Supreme Court overturns Obamacare, businesses will rejoice and almost overnight start expanding and hiring again. We are already swimming upstream as being the party people trust on the economy, because we rarely have been in the past. We also just got smacked down in Ohio on Kasich’s disastrous union referendum, indicating our “right-wing social engineering” may have gone beyond what the public was prepared for (please understand this electoral pragmatism is the only reason Newt had some issues with the Ryan plan). Any positive news on the economy and people could very easily move back to trusting Obama on that issue.

So where does that leave us with Romney? He’s being sold solely as a businessman who knows how to fix the economy. That is putting all of our eggs in one basket on one issue that we HOPE will be playing in our favor next year. Romney should be able to tell you that diversifying is what makes for the best investment.

For that reason, Newt is the clear choice. There isn’t one issue that Newt isn’t well-versed on and ready to debate. If there is a terrorist attack or other national security issue, Republicans should get all the automatic advantage on that. But Romney will present as a milquetoast national security lightweight without the 4 years of experience that Obama has. Newt on the other hand has the gravitas and the persona of toughness that people like to see from Republicans on national security matters. I can remember even some liberals saying Dick Cheney is the type of guy they want staring down America’s enemies. Newt also has an incredible knowledge of military history that could be used to his advantage in discussing any national security issue.

Even if every news story out there is going against us, Newt has the deftness to pull any kind of magic trick out of his pocket to try and win some advantage on a totally unexpected front. Look at how quickly Newt was able to stir up a national debate on the judiciary. Newt can turn the focus of the election around on a dime. He is prepared to discuss any topic in great depth. The election could come down to nothing but the difference in philosophy between our parties. Newt is ready to highlight any one of those differences. Even if Romney is a genuine, sudden convert to conservatism, there is no way he will be prepared to discuss what we believe and why we believe it on every issue with any kind of gravitas.

Romney is a bad investment when it comes to next year’s election, plain and simple. Newt is the candidate with the balanced portfolio that we can use to handle any contingency that might arise. Newt is actually the safe, conservative choice while Romney is the Hail Mary pass long shot. I’m putting my money on Newt.

286 posted on 12/19/2011 10:53:28 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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Newt is actually the safe, conservative choice while Romney is the Hail Mary pass long shot. I’m putting my money on Newt.

You make a lot of good points in support of Newt. You also highlight his glaring fault. He's unpredictable. Being a bomb thrower can be a good thing but not if you blow yourself up.

I'm not a Romney supporter. I will vote for him in the general election if I have to but his candidacy does not excite me.

I doubt Newt will get the nomination because Republicans will remember him sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi, riding the bus with Al Sharpton and they will know all about the 2013 book which, according to reports, has more of the global warming wackiness he and Nancy were trying to sell us on.

I almost barf when I see the video:

As I've said before: Newt nominated = Obama reelected.


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287 posted on 12/20/2011 5:28:34 AM PST by JCG
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Romney nominated=Obama re-elected.

Not that it would make any difference, voting for Romney is the same as voting for Obama.

288 posted on 12/20/2011 7:29:26 AM PST by madmaximus (Anyone But Robamney.)
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To: Monorprise

Ron Paul is a nut case.

289 posted on 12/20/2011 11:59:19 PM PST by ConservChristian
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“Ron Paul is a nut case.”

Ok.... Whether that is true or not. Ron Paul’s prediction in this particular case does seem most sound to me.

Do you dispute that if republican & democrat congresses & presidents start purging the federal bench(non-supreme Court only as they can’t abolish the supreme curt). Their supposed “conflicting view” of the constitution would lead to a political war over the bench?

If not do you agree or disagree with me over the outcome of that war as being positive?

Regardless of your position could you provide some hint at the reasoning behind it?

I won’t dispute with you Ron Paul’s sanity, I do wish to dispute with you the ultimate outcome of Newts proposal once implemented.

290 posted on 12/21/2011 12:22:56 AM PST by Monorprise
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I think only someone mentally challenge will be voting for Obama. The man is tacking hard to the center, we can all see that, but he cant run on his record.

291 posted on 12/21/2011 12:35:16 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: VRW Conspirator
Not only the "gravy train" but the power to go along with their ill-gotten gain."

Money = Power = More Money = More Power, etc.

Ronald Reagan was right when he said, "a government big enough to give you everything you want, is also big enough to take everything you've got," God Bless him!

292 posted on 12/30/2011 6:06:15 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Jim Robinson

Etch a Sketch.

293 posted on 04/10/2012 6:00:57 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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