Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency. They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of the Republican Party by the time it nominates its next presidential candidate. “The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign,” said Richard Viguerie, a top activist and chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. He said the lesson on Romney’s loss to President Obama on Tuesday is that the GOP must
Comments: Oh my. This could get very ugly. The RINO's will not surrender their power easily. I cringe whenever I see the Tea Party called extreme. Barack Hussein 0bama is extreme, not the Tea Party.
The GOP is doomed...because it is not about RINOs or not being "conservative enough". If anything, that will completely kill the party's viability (especially if the people push social conservatism too far). Though we all wish we could go back to the mid 20th Century in many ways, it will NEVER happen this way. You cannot force more extreme views when people are more moderate socially. Fiscally, the party needs to be strongly conservative in line with the Constitution. But you can't put the worms back in the can with regard to certain social "freedoms" by force -- that just alienates people. Many of the TEA parties have lost their original charter to stick to financial issues and the Constitution. That is part of the problem. Unfortunately, rational heads will not prevail here because people want to go back in time too badly and they want it now. Romney shouldn't have lost. I think the fraud was rampant and the main reason why we lost. I know people don't believe it, but it is true.
As on another thread. Romney received fewer votes than McCain. Why did Ohio Republican not vote? Why did Virginia Republicans not vote. Did they think that Obama would be a better President? Did they not connect Obama policies with current problems? How much was the press a factor.
These should be the questions that are being asked and answered. Romney was not the problem. GOP voters were the problem. Democrats don't have this problem. They would vote for Maxine Waters if you made her the candidate and the press would support her.
Yes, Houston, we have a problem, but it is not how conservative the candidate is.
What is the strategy to get voters to connect the dots and to give a darn!
Does the Tea Party really believe that a more conservative candidate would have gotten Ohio Republicans to vote?? I don't think that is an issue. Ohio Republicans must not connect high gas prices with Democrat policies.
We have a problem. Please focus on the right issue.
Cringe? LEarn nothing? You evidently learned nothing or are part of the problem. the time to keep rolling over is done. We need conservatives and the TEA PARTY is our path. They are our conservative leaders, not the elitists. The republican elite that keep shoving moderate and liberal republicans down our throats needs to be stopped. We do not want a choice between big government and bigger government. We need to take our government back! The Left does not play fair, their rules change with the situation and the outcome is all that matters to them. It does not matter what we do the Left and the media will lambast us and blame us for every one of their failed policies. I am tired of this crap. I do not see a future for my kids. DID NOT LEARN ANYTHING?!?!? The nicy nice needs to stop. It is time to fight back. And I purposely made republican with a small r as that is what the elitists are, small Vichy willing to sacrifice all of us just to be liked. KMA.
Romney did as well as he could have. We are in a horrible web with the media being as corrupt as anything from the Soviet Union and the Democrats having power.
I live in California and we have a small business. It's successful right now but it won't be soon. It's going to be taxed to death. I'd love to get out but we're locked in. And the rest of the country is going our way.
I've created my own personal TEA Party. Heck yeah, I've been taxed enough already. In fact, that's ALL you Dem parasites will get from me anymore. Help those who were hurt by Sandy? Not a penny, and don't even think of blaming me because you live by the ocean and got flooded. All you blue staters who'd never dream of voting for some dreadful Republican - go pound the sand in what's left of your yard.
Drop my folding money in the Salvation Army bucket? Not anymore. Give to the food pantry? No indeed. Go apply for food stamps like all the other Obama lovers.
I'll help my family or people I personally know, but not one more dime to charity. Studies show that conservatives are far more generous than liberals. I'm doing my part in helping to take down that incredibly foolish statistic. Nobody gives me anything and I'm done letting parasites destroy our morals and liberty on my dime.
It's sick to lambast Romney. I'm a Texas red conservative but I'll be darned if I will criticize in any fashion the man we nominated. As Rush said today, there is no better man than Mitt Romney and he is what the country needed.
Don't try to take over. Let the country clubbers and Wall Streeters have the party. Walk away and start a party of our own. Unlike Perot, invite elected (or recently elected) conservatives to switch parties and form its base. That's the ticket to succeed where Perot failed.
A: Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency. They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of the Republican Party by the time it nominates its next presidential candidate.
Does anyone believe that there were more conservatives that didn't vote for Romney then centrists who did?
Romney is a good, moral man who would have been good for this country. Obamacare is settled law, there are countless EPA regulations coming to destroy what's left of our energy production, and the Barbarians (the entitled ones) have just crashed through the gate. This country is toast and the discussion is Tea Party politics? That game is over. They won. I don't have the talent or genius for the John Galt mode but I can be realistic and prepare in various ways for the inevitable.
Tormenting us with the differential between the votes McCain got and those Romney got, at least one blogger has opined that McCain lost about 2 million when Rand Paul's people sat out the 2008 election, and threatened to do the same this time, in what number? And then we read from an evangelical spokesperson that they may have sat out this election because "Romney didn't reach out to them". It wouldn't be hard to find the missing votes in these blocs...
Although everyone talks the talk about revering Ronald Reagan and his perceived wisdom, no one seems to find it convenient to recall his "big tent" philosophy. And his being elected either governor or president was no slam dunk. He knew he needed all the votes he could get.
We are cursed with some very, very Stoopid leaders. Romney was up 5 before Christie fell in love with Obama. Remember that. We had it won according to Rasmussen and gallop. Now is not the time to crawl into the cave and become the Akin-Mourdock party. The economy is going to tank. The world is going to be very, very dangerous. I believe Scalia will wait four more years before stepping down. Thomas and Alito and Kennedy aren't going anywhere. John boener is not perfect, but hes a solid leader and has an extremely impressive record for enforcing party discipline. Business leaders, who is John Galt?
I've been holding my tongue, waiting for the anger and disappointment to wear off. I see the battles from the primaries are still going on here. Against my better judgement, I did what the pragmatic L Dotters said. I held my nose and voted for Romney. Not because I believed he was a good candidate, but because he was acceptable to the "moderates" and "electable". Well, as it turns out he was neither. Thanks to the Republican party foisting yet another milksop candidate on us, we lost and evil continues its purge on the nation. Nobody ever won by fighting a defensive war, and nobody ever won a war by being more civilized than the enemy. If we have a nation left in four years, I would welcome a Conservative Party. To blazes with all the people who say a vote for the third party is a vote for the Dems. Using the fear of that being true, all we have managed to get is spineless losers, whether they won or not.
Evangelicals don't need to be "reached out to." That's the other side. We make our choice and go from there, as we did in great numbers for Mitt. We knew who Mitt was, just as we know who Obama is, and more importantly, isn't. It was an easy decision. We lost, for now.
Here is the problem. The democrats always frame the debate and their opponent first. Until the Republicans can find someone with the skills to reframe the debate or simply reject the primise of the medias questions the pub bites wheels will continue to spin. Simple as that.
Does it not bother ANYONE that Romney did not pick up one of the battleground states? (Florida still counting...) I think the voting machines were rigged. All it took was a couple of precincts in a couple of counties in each state to bring the state into the Obama column.
All day long I have been hearing about the low voter turnout. Not true. I worked a precinct in black/white/latino Louisville in a polling place with five precincts. We opened at 60 a.m. and were overrun all day. Every other precinct worker I know said the same thing. I doubt voter fraud here because we use paper ballots with many checks and balances. But we do have a Dem Secretary of State who is also touting the low turnout to bolster "low" numbers in other states. (I trust no one these days.)
Ulstermann has a report tonight. Very interesting because Insider, who I believe is a nom de plume of Ulstermann, is crunching numbers that show high turnout rather than low. Something is very wrong with this election.
Back to the battle-ground states that all voted for Obama...I believe he may have overplayed his hand on this one because it just all looks so screwy.
But we lost. Romney, like Nixon, will not contest so Obama is now our two term president with a huge agenda and no mandate. Could be troublesome......
Romney is a good person. We are never going to change the blue states. I would rather go back to the constitution with the states operating according to their citizen's choices. Now we operate according to the choices made by the blue states and imposed on everyone else.
If Romney had fought 0bama as hard as he fought fellow Republicans in the primary, he might have got somewhere. The Republican party should now focus on getting control of the voting apparatus on the state level. If they could root out the cheating, it would go a long way to leveling the playing field. The Republicans on the federal level need to pick a fearless quick wit to be the GOP spokesperson. Someone to throw the medias feces back at them and articulate some sensible positions.
Mark Levin should shut his profoundly ignorant TTTemple yap. Look at his record: Alan West, Christine O'Donnell, Sarah Palin, Richard Mourdock, Akin, Angle. What a loser! I'll stick with Boenner and that Jew from Richmond. At least they win.
You all are still swallowing the blue pill. Stop it. The terms Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Moderate, left, right, are meaningless. There are only Progressives (a la Chris Christie). The next election will be between two Progressives, one calling himself a Republican and one calling himself a Democrat. And the one that is most attractive to the masses will be elected. The old paradigm is dead and buried. Stop kvetching over the useless details and the blame game. We lost this nation when we let the Left take over our schools and churches. The battle is no longer about elections, the Left has them sewn up for the foreseeable future. Until we retake the ground we gave up in the last two generations, we will continue to be ruled by the Obamas of the world. It begins at home, in our schools and churches. One by one.
I am starting to wonder what could be wrong with the Republican Brand to lose so badly at what should have been an easy win?
Maybe they should retire people like Carl Rove and Dick Morris who kept telling us it was going to be a landslide? The same goes for Rush Limbaugh.
Also people like the Neanderthal Todd Akin didn't help the Republican brand by opening his big mouth and talking about "Legitimate Rape". Romney asked him to step down but he refused. Last I heard Akin's election went down in flames. No surprise there. What world does that guy live in?
I am starting to think we have all been treated to a big dose of Kabuki theater by BOTH parties and the news pundits.
About the only thing that happens every year is government keeps getting bigger and taxes keep getting higher. Oy Vey!!!
Before we eat ourselves like the Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat....think about the effect the media is having. It painted and destroyed Sarah's future. It painted and destroyed many of the GOP candidates in the primary. It painted and destroyed Romney while whitewashing and remaking Obama. Is there anyone out there who will compose a list of sponsors of the main stream media (TV, newspapers, radio) so we can write them and boycott them? The media has to be exposed, destroyed, and rebuilt before anything or anyone has success. Look how we have resigned ourselves into saying matter-of-factly, that our candidate needs to be up by at least 7-8 points to counter the media's attacks, etc. Let's declare war on the media! Let's stand united against them!
First thing the Republican party needs to do is get rid of these open primaries. It's bad enough when Dems like McCaskill are donating to weaker candidates to give them an advantage in the elections, but allowing them to vote in our primaries is stupid.
Apparently there was no anti-Mormon sitting on hands? I find it very strange if Romney received less than or same number of votes as McCain. The Tea party should stick with its fiscal roots. The far right has been a disaster for us. And I don't believe Santorum supporters actually got up and voted for Mitt.
The con talkers are trying to sell PRODUCT? Books ties tea whatever. I say this as a 20 year Rush listener. Im not saying Rush isnt honest in his conservative core, but his show is 100% oriented toward his cash register. And that compromises him.
Dont get me started on those howling nabobs Levin and Savage. It is all screaching all the time. You think Buckley would have any of that?
We have allowed social issues to hijack the more fundamental ones about economy and the role of gov't. In a horrible economy that Obama presided over, tell me why we had all these distractions about abortion abortion abortion, birth control birth control birth control, rape rape rape rape rape, back to abortion abortion abortion. I do think this allowed an opening for the Libs to cast it as a "war on women" that our party was waging, and I do think it cost us that precious 2%-3% of votes that we needed. Not only from women but from young people who are thinking, DO NOT take away my (or my girlfriend's) birth control pills! I know this was not accurate for them to think, but the focus on reproductive issues allowed us to be villainized to an extreme degree. Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a "slut", I am telling you, outside our own echo chamber do you think that went over well? It did NOT. OK, over and out, thanks.
OK now you're going to have the social moderates coming out and blaming the prolifers.
Lookit, if Repubs can't win THIS election, they can't win anything. We had the most socialist, most lying in daylight, most incompetent, scandal plagued admin you could possibly want. You think a prochoice repub would have taken it? REALLY???
It doesn't matter what they espouse, The MainMedia will spin it into crap.
Contraception? Where the h did that come from???? Stephie the Greek made that up out of whole cloth. How the h is candidate x supposed to reply to it? Any candidate? You respond to it well, they'll just pick something else. "is it true you want to ban alcohol?" Don't you get it??
PJ Media columnist J. Christian Adams appeared on The Kelly File on Fox News on Friday to talk about his recent article detailing how the Department of Homeland Security has recently hired activist immigration attorneys who worked for pro-amnesty, pro-asylum, and open borders groups in the past. Now, sources inside DHS have provided PJ Media with the employment history and pro-amnesty backgrounds of the newly hired lawyers who will be enforcing federal immigration laws. The ideological histories of these new DHS lawyers undermine confidence that the federal government will vigorously enforce federal laws, notwithstanding any congressional “mandates” to do so.
WASHINGTON -- A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned. Theodore H. Moran, a respected expert on China´s international investment and professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director´s advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council,
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