Politics has been swirling in the air. CPAC has been going on in Washington and at least fifteen people who have been mentioned as potential presidential material have been at CPAC. That does not count the conspicuous no show, Sarah Palin.
John Thune said yesterday he is close to a decision and would announce something at the end of this month. Donald Trump made waves with his surprise appearance at CPAC, drawing both cheers and boos. Sarah Palin has just hired a chief of staff, the clearest indication she will be running. Congressman Michelle Bachman has reportedly told friends she will be in for 2012. Ron Paul’s fans are pulling him as hard as they can to get him into the race.
For the Tea Party, this is a remarkable time. We have a group of really spectacular candidates to choose from.
And of course, Sarah Palin.
There is also a huge crowd of RINOs in there, starting with Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Judd Gregg, John Huntsman and then there is Gary Johnson who defies description, except to say he is not a conservative.
For the Tea Party movement, we have a tremendous opportunity right now but also as good as times are, there is a huge risk. As we have seen in 2010, we have to be careful that the conservative vote is not split. Much of the fighting for the 2012 nomination will be fought out this year, before the first vote is ever cast. In the next few months, you will see some of those named and even some that were not named announce they are running and drop out a few months later.
For conservatives, we have to solidify behind someone for the White House. This person must be electable. The electability issue is often used against Conservatives by the RINOs to beat the Conservative out of the race. There is one truth here. Supporting an unelectable candidate is a disaster. As the old saying goes, we can win the battle but lose the war. We must win not only the battle but the war as well.
We lose this war if we nominate a RINO like Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee. Choosing Romney is only slightly better than a second term for Obama. Whoever we in the Tea Party movement get behind and chose must be committed to dismantling socialism. There is an old saying in politics that has been frequently repeated here on Tea Party Nation: With Democrats you get more of the same and with Republicans you get less of the same.
In this election cycle we need, not less of the same, but someone who is committed to the destruction of liberalism the way Ronald Reagan was committed to destroying Soviet communism. If we do not have a President elected in 2012 that is committed to dismantling the socialist bureaucracy that the left has erected over the last fifty years, we will have lost. If we do not dismantle socialism, starting with Obamacare, in 2013 through 2015, then we will have lost and America will become a European style socialist country.
In order to win, we need someone with this commitment. Over the next few months, we in the Tea Party need to decide who that person is and unite behind them so that an electable conservative, not a RINO is the next President of the United States.
Thank you, Blackbird. This was a blessing for me on this day! I pray i will remember it often.
(Instead of tempting friends to ask me if i'd like some cheese and crackers to go with my
We must make sure Scott Brown is tossed out of his seat.
In Mass. It won't be hard. Rinos must be punished. Mccain is already acting up and Lindsey Graham too.
The middle is for Commies. I propose we call them LIBERAL republicans and not MODERATE.
We need our own form of P.C. to barage these people with on a daily basis!
We can start with Liberal republican.
Maybe we can work out a Private sector strike on March 4th if they raise the debt ceiling.
That could be our first test of the system. Peons can shrug too you know.
Didn't read it but I know the basic premise. If that is in reference to both parties I could agree however I think Animal Farm is a book young folks Like and can understand. If you never read it I suggest you read a copy.
It used to be required reading in school but I think they replaced it with Dreams of my father and Heather has two mommies. Johnny Tremain was 7th or 8th grade reading when I was in school. I bet you couldn't even find them in the school libraries now.