What else can you say about the Republicans? The chief criteria for nominating someone seems to be can we pick the guy most likely to lose in November?
Last Thursday, John Roberts had managed to do what no one else could do. He had gotten the Tea Party and conservatives behind Mitt Romney.
Now, Romney has managed to blow it.
How is Romney managing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
Romney, though his surrogate Eric Ferhnstrom, the same guy who uttered the famous etch a sketch line in the primaries, came out and said Obama is right. The Obamacare tax is not a tax.
Famed pollster Scott Rasmussen said that conservative anger over Obamacare was hitting the stratosphere. What does Romney do? He sends out his surrogate who announces that Romney agrees with Obama.
Today in the National Journal, Josh Kraushaar was even more explicit about the Romney campaign. He said the Romney campaign was declaring a cease-fire on an issue that is potent to the Republican base.
Earth to Republican Party: You are about to nominate an idiot.
Obamacare is a tax. While John Roberts did not do the right thing and sold us out, he did do something. By declaring it a tax, he put it right into the Republicans’ wheelhouse.
Conservatives are not going to sit idly by this time. We have had it. The RINO wing of the Party shoved Romney down our throats. We were going to line up behind him, especially after the Supreme Court ruling on the Obamacare tax and what does Romney do?
He commits ritual political suicide.
It is painfully obvious that Romney will not repeal Obamacare. It is painfully obvious Romney is a liberal. Eric Fuhrnstrom all but announced that back when he made his famous etch a sketch comment.
There is still time to stop this insanity.
We have not worked so hard to simply put a guy into that office who is going to change the name of Obamacare, make a few minor, cosmetic changes and then try to put lipstick on that pig and sell it to us.
If the Republican Party goes ahead and nominates Mitt Romney, it is committing political suicide.
The Tea Party is ready to walk.
In a piece in Breitbart.com, Joel Pollack said those very words.
Pollack told Romney to quit if he was not going to go all in to repeal Obamacare. Romney will not quit. His ego is too big. It is up to the delegates to save the Republican Party.
It is time for a revolt.
I have said I would go to the polling place with a large and cold bottle of Pepto-Bismol, a stomach distress bag and pull the lever for Romney, praying I don’t vomit all over the voting machine.
Last Thursday, I was even considering getting a Romney sticker because of the Supreme Court decision.
Now, if this is how Romney is going to act, I’m not even sure I will vote for him. What is the difference between him and Obama? If the Obamacare tax survives, we will see an economic collapse like none of us have ever seen.
The Obamacare tax is the issue that unites conservatives. If Romney is going to blow this issue off, he is an idiot. This tells us what he will do as President.
We had better get to work saving the Senate and the House, because no matter who wins the election this fall, we have lost.
Dance with the one that we have the best chance of electing...
Put your money on the sure thing, Thomas!
Change your bets on the next hand, but this time you play the hand you're dealt...
That was kind of a joke in a way.
A little heads up.
Around 1995 I became the Secretary for the Independent Party of Florida. Not so much as to re-organize the party or anything, but to cover my a** while picking on Florida Governmental Officials. You see, the Fl Constitution states that to speak badly about Government in the wrong frame of reference, you could be tried for breach of law. But, a politician can speak out without fear of retribution. So Jeff - get yourself a job as a PARTY Official.
Next, The Secretary of State arbitrarily suggested in writing to all County Supervisor of Elections that Independent ment independent and not member of Independent Party. So several counties purged the entire Independent Party of Florida members (2700 in one county).
Task one was to jerk the bastards chain who did that. And, that county restored the names immediately.
As time passed, there were a group throughout the US attempting to establish a Coalition of small parties. The focus was getting Small Party candidates to the ballots with major support. SO, think of it this way, if you can get fifteen so-called third parties together in agreement that If they have a good candidate for a specific ballot position, then the remaining 14 third party groups would agree to support that nominee. However if multiple third parties wanted to run a candidate against the same ballot position, then the Coalition would hold a PRIMARY.
Makes sense. After a year or so of meetings and discussions and emails, everyone agreed to sign the COALITION Agreement which had been floating for about a year.
Here is your stumbling block Jeff with third party inititives. Not one damned party signed the COALITION agreement except the Independent Party of Florida. Which incidentally, the IPF was the largest of all third party groups in Florida. At the same time, the Christian Party of Florida had 86 members, and an EGO that they could win the Gubernatorial race in Florida. Ha Ha.
Do you get the message.
It ain't easy and most people have too large of EGOS to participate.
So, what good is it?
The Tea Party has the name recognition and likely the gravitas to get it done.
We don't need 15 third parties. We need only one!
That's my plan anyhow...and I will go with whichever candidate that looks to form a formal Tea Party as a third political party. If it has to be me, then so be it and God help me!
Just a thought in passing. We kind of already have a third party, "Independents". Early on I suggested that all Tea Party members register as independents and get MSM to cover it. All I heard was crickets. But if we aren't Independent of the 535 weezels then we are dependent on them. If we have our own Independent Tea Party, party we could push to change some of the voting laws in some of the states. I don't know, but it might be workable. Please, your opinion on why this isn't possible or practical?
T. If you look at states, some have a hundred third parties. Florida had 105 in 2000.
Bicycle, Beer, etc. All dumb ar****ses.
If you gather 1000 dumb ar***ses together and create a party, you have just that - one idiot party with an EGO (Probably their truck tire size is several numbers higher than their IQ - no offense).
If you only need one Third Party - go try to start it up. Been there and dun a lote of dat.
If the Tea Party could have organized all of us into a TEA-PARTY, paid all the fees, and registered, set up contribution accounting, and established candidates according to the Federal and State Guidelines - they sure as hell would have done it by now.
You are on with the challenge to go get it form - I will join and then you can promise me the moon but until I see results, I do not donate to anyone. Told Mitt that personally in the mail. NO RESPONSE.
I do not think Romney being a nice guy and fighting fair will win the election. I think we can be certain the crooked lawyer from Chicago who no longer has a license to practice law, and who defrauded the people to become president in 08 is going to be nice and play fair. Romney not only needs backing from the Tea Party folks, he also has to appeal to many other voting blocks, and that includes Christians, Blacks, Hispanics and maybe win over some liberal democrats too. If he has to straddle the fence on some issues, I can understand why. You can bet Obama is going to lie his behind off, promise all kinds of free gifts, play every dirty trick, and buy as many votes as possible. If we are serious about showing Obama the door, Romney needs the support of everybody wanting to save the country regardless of not liking everything about him. He has emphatically stated that he intends to dispose of obamacare and roll back Obama's reckless spending. You are never going to hear that from Obama.
This is indeed so, and we should take heart in the fact that when he wins the nomination (not if, when) Romney will pull out all the stops and we will see him attack Obama as ruthlessly and pointedly as he attacked his fellow candidates. Everyone is saying he is being too laid back, WHAT? This man destroyed his competition, Newt is the best debater in an age, the smartest man in the room, had plans that could not be beaten, yet all this availed him nothing in the face of Romney's onslaught. All of our great candidates, and yes most were great, were reduced to rubble by this "NICE" man. Worry not about his niceness, he is as ruthless as they come when it comes to accomplishing his goals, and be thankful his goal is to get rid of Obama and his fiat, executive order government. Be thankful he loves his nation and is willing to turn his exceptional business skills to righting that piece of sketi's mistakes. Romney can and will destroy Obama, and with our backing take our nation back, give our children their futures back. Just have a look at his plans at mittromney.com and you will see. But for him to do it we must unite and pull the stops out ourselves, and get going to support him. CONSERVATIVES UNITE!!!
The only guy that has those kind of demographics is Paul, that is once you add the military.
Paul is diametrically opposed to Obama on every front. Romney and Obama agree on the essentials of ObamaCare, ie Romney wants to repeal and replace so no choice but a government solution.
When was the last time the government actually solved anything in this country. Every thing they touch is broken. And yet Romney hasn't seemed to get the memo.
In other words, get out a bottle of white out, paint over Obama, and type over it Romney.
Don't bother voting; it proves nothing. Boehner, Romney and McConnell long ago were told to give Obama a 2nd term and they have. Start saving your $ for 'out of pocket Greek-style medical care' after you turn 65'. You will need IT in 2014, or you won't get any real services to heal or save your life, at that age: WORTHLESS under Obamacare!
The ballot box is all that is left to peaceful Americans that want change. We have to at least try. It sounds to me as though you have been beaten down by the "leftist machine". Their goal is to discourage you to the point that you won't even try. They know, that they can be defeated, at the voting booth so they hammer it. Apparently, you have surrendered and drank the putrid coolaid. Please take your defeated azz home and try not to infect anyone else~!!!
We have to use more than the ballot box. We need to get Congress into a cross fire with fear that they will be voted out and fear of them being charged with malfeasance, and nonfeasance of their jobs.
We need a good candidate to nail with the nonfeasance and malfeasance at the District Level. Anyone lawyers out there willing to try this?
Nail one or two and you get them scaird and running.
Pelosi is guilty of malfeasance and misfeasance of her duty as the DNC Chair with the fraudulent signing of Nomination Certificates that greatly differ from protocol for Obama. Under the public function doctrine, the DNC Chair (acting as an agent of the State of <state>) openly and willfully perpetrated
fraudulent nomination certificates to the many States in 2008. Prior nomination certificates conform with the public functin doctrine and are prima facie evidence whereas 2008 Pelosi nomination certificates are fraudulent submissions.
Take it back to the source, fry the source, and the rest of Congress step in line with the Constitution quickly.