The conservative movement took it pretty good on the chin earlier this week. President Obama and his liberal allies mobilized their vote and got it out very effectively in the key states. On Tuesday night, as I went to bed, I was extremely down and out. But on Wednesday, as the sun rose, my spine stiffened and it was a brand new day. Our conservative cause has taken hits again and again, and each time we come back stronger.
But what changes? We get Rino Bush, McCain and Romney. The person who energized the right for McCain was Palin and the TEA Party. The TEA Party was shut out of this election by Romney. The problem for the Republicans was turn out. The TEA Party and Ron Paul conservatives just weren´t there.
David Bossie seems to be worried only about the ´conservative cause´ and the ´conservative movement´. Let me tell you something Mr. Bossie, we should be more concerned with the survival of our country under the dictator government we have . I´m talking about the government that Americans chose to renew for another four years. You say your spine ´stiffened´. The American people who chose to keep this loser for another term gave our country a ´stiff´ one last week and it wasn´t your spine!!
Those of us who read this site can ´strenghten our spines´ all we want, but where does this get us if our weaker brethern just stay home and pout? Answer: nowhere and a lot poorer financially. We need to find out what happened those 3 million and I´m pretty sure it wasn´t the Rapture. If they´re just dolts, we need to move along to find people who are, you know, helpful.
I keep being told by the media that we must ´change´ to attract more voters. Well, sorry. I can´t help what I believe and don´t plan to change. I believe abortion for convenience is murder. I cannot change my belief just to satisfy the left that wants to shut us up. Same sex marriage is wrong, period. For the gay lobby to try to force a change on traditional marriage between a man and woman is simply wrong. To deny those beliefs in order to ´appeal´ to more voters is immoral.
It´s also a fool´s errand. Being a version of Democrat Lite won´t work. We can never outspend the Dems and shouldn´t even try.
It´s always darkest before the dawn and it is pretty dark now...we survived 20 years of New Deal and Fair Deal crappola along with a World War so this is doable...but this won´t be for the fainthearted
I´m all for stiffened spines and brand new days--to a point. But I don´t think the problem is the ´pouters´ among us, the problem is the Republican Party.
This election has shown us the GOP serves no earthly purpose. This election was handed to the right on a silver platter, and the party of buffoons we call Republicans lost it. Obama didn´t win. The GOP lost. Again.
I´m sure I´ll get nowhere calling for the tarring and feathering of most of the Grand Old Party. But it needs to be abandoned and replaced with a real conservative party.
In the meantime, the Democrats own this country, lock, stock and barrel.
Reading article after article on election fraud and malfunctioning screens and doing further reading how the machines can show who you voted for on the screen but then record on the flash drive the opposite of what the screen had shown, makes me believe more and more there was massive voter fraud in 2012. Can anyone with a straight face tell others that internal polling of a campaign could be so far off? Why have wenot heard of voter fraud in the Blue Dem states or in the for certain Red Republican states------only in the swing states have reports come out. Makes one go Hmmmmmm!
Conservatives, or Republicans, or Tea Party members, pick your name. #5 is right on the money, plus they never give up.
Ever since the left began promoting their views - be it anti-tobacco, anti-Christianity, pro-gay legislation to same sex marriage, free this and free that, they never let up. And they always support their candidate. They would have reelected Anthony Weiner had he not dropped out.
But the big change needed for our side is to pick a candidate and stick with him. Ross Perot gave us 8 years of Clinton. Apparently our Tea Party buddies decided 4 more years of Obama would teach a lesson to the Republican/conservatives. You guys are really just like Obama - it´s your way or else. Thanks for the "or else" jerks. We have to suffer because you are not willing to go a step at a time. All or nothing and we got nothing.
The GOP primary process was particularly brutal this time around. I suspect many ABRs never finished licking their wounds. Sadly, if any of the other contenders had gotten the nomination the blow out would have been of landslide proportions - and Barry would have gotten his ´´mandate´´.
#5 is spot on. The R´s demand so much issue purity that they pout and stay at home if anything at all offends their tender sensibilities. #13 is dead right, also. Fraud on a massive level has been perpetrated. I´m glad to see that Allen West won´t take his quietly. And every Catholic that voted for a D should be told in unequivocal terms that they committed a mortal sin.
1) The first thing we need to do is stop with the liberal-created con-job that Romney lost because conservatives stayed home. I can´t believe there are people on here stupid enough to believe that.
2) I keep hearing about "key states" and the "swing states". Getting them on our side isn´t the solution, it´s the problem. When the Electoral College was designed, it was never thought that there would be solid, non-changing liberal entrenchments in high-electoral areas. Even when I was a kid, for the most part you didn´t know what most states would vote. California, where I live now, will never, ever be anything but a blue state. Liberals in SF, LA and "Latinos" will see to that. So as long as the liberals bribe the swing states, we WILL NOT SEE A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT.
Do you guys get that? No, "we have to get a better message" or we "need a real conservative" is going to change that.
Hate to say it, but the country just changed. Look out for your families and friends the best you can, and look for ways to skirt around government regulation. That is what we are facing, deal with it.
WE have to do what Breitbart did. Talk to the liberals that run from us or attack us. How?
One-on-one is what we should do a little of every week this country miraculously stays afloat. For heaven´s sake, folks, he went to dinner with Ayers & Dorn!! He invited the conversation, he didn´t treat them like "us vs. them".
He asked the question: "Why do you hate me?" Then he shredded their programmed rhetoric with facts.
Then he used the internet & cell phones, then lectures -- later came the MSM & FOX once he gained notoriety.
We need to join the Party that he & Palin caused to explode -- the Tea Party. We have to push back with knowledge & information. The Baby Boomers are aging now & we can find more time to do what we did when we were young: PROTEST! Make the media listen! I´m through expecting the Old Guard GOP to do this. I am sending them a letter telling them why I am resigning.
We need to buy air time & produce programs that address the media lies -- even going back to what SNL did to Palin & then comparing her to Biden. If the networks won´t sell us airtime, sue & demand the FCC take their licenses for not allowing equal time! Our own Sixty Minutes type show on an alphabet channel every Sunday night. Fight fire with fire! Take our country back!
Great idea #19, it worked wonders with Perot. I don´t mean to be snarky, but I really don´t know why people are posting that they are just going to quit. Who needs your negativity now? Tell these: http://www.militarytimes.com/valor/
#18 wrote: When the Electoral College was designed, it was never thought that there would be solid, non-changing liberal entrenchments in high-electoral areas
On the contrary, that was a major reason for the EC, to prevent mob rule from the populous cities. In fact our Constitutional Republic was set up to prevent the ´´tyranny of the majority´´. And the urban mobs look like they are heading for majority status. The main reason that they do not control the house is that so much of the mob are concentrated in geographically small urban districts where even damaged-goods Congressman like Jesse Jackson Jr can get 80% of the vote when they campaign, and 71% when they don´t.
To paraphrase Talleyrand, this election was ´far, far worse that a crushing defeat; it was a blunder´. Principled conservatives warned incessantly about Romney, your quintessential grinning goober type and Dewey/Rockefeller/Scranton/Weld clone, losers all. But we were told to sit down and shut up, as he was the Man. The reality is cold and hard. Willard Romney stood for anything, everything and nothing, all in the same sentence; a fact the voters clearly understood. His elitist pretentions of good breeding, schooling and nice manners never connected w/working class voters. Never. The GOP replaced the Whigs. Who will replace, the long dead fossilized carcass called the GOP?
I am consoled by the fact that the House of Representatives is still in Republican hands, many of whom are conservative, and by the fact that 33 Republican governors can do plenty to slow, attack, and thwart Obama´s socialism. There are 49% of us who will be resisting. That will impede the socialists and the communist-mentored president. Meanwhile, I will be indoctrinating my children and grandchildren (and their friends when possible).
#22, in talking to people who voted for Obama, I´ve heard exactly those sentiments. I´ve heard that he was a rich boy who would say anything to get what he wants and who doesn´t care about anyone but himself, that he had no plan and no vision. This was the Obama strategy: portray Romney in just this way, and run against him rather than running on Obama´s record. It worked. But what is puzzling is that people fell for it rather than holding Obama to account. The Republican party either has to start listening to conservatives or die because they are going to lost us. If anyone says, "Where will you go?" we´ll say, "We don´t have anything to lose. The Republicans don´t represent us any more than the Democrats would."
#15, I don´t know where you get your information. Our Tea Party pays for office space. We have held weekly meetings and have had roadside rallies almost every weekend for the last four years. We interview, and vet any candidate that asks for our help. We all differed on who we supported within the GOP until the last man was standing. We paid for a phone bank and called registered republicans all over the country to get out and vote for Romney. WE the Tea Party did not stay home, the blame does not lay with us.
#26. For the record, I´m certainly not into martyrdom and have no idea what your talking about. In simple English, Willard Romney was a terrible candidate; which principled conservatives warned about repeatedly. He was a trendy leftist running as leader of a center-right party, hence Talleyrand´s ´blunder´. The voters knew in their bones he had no core and so chose the incompetent devil they knew. Suggest you reflect on reality and park the abuse.
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Jeez. A national campaign to get rid of me. More emails than I can read. Threats of an advertising boycott. An answering machine jammed with hate-filled calls. It’s pig heaven for an attention-craving columnist. What did I do to deserve this? I suggested that we stop asking taxpayers to foot the bill for military funeral honors for all veterans. The people in charge of these things have already decided we can’t afford live buglers. One of the buglers contacted me, and that got me thinking. Why are we doing this in the first place?
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