I could stand some better days going forward, I am weary of this crap economy and the dismal outlook we as North American's are facing. I don't want to become Europe that is for sure...Romney better pull it out and do a better job winning people over..so far he has sucked. He has less money than the Obama smear machine so he and his crew need to figure out how to inspire and make people see a better future. The fact that Obama is still viable scares the bejusus outta me...he should be at 30 percent or less the way he has conducted himself as leader of the free world. We all have our work cut out for us don't we? Thanks for the song..my kids are dancing as I write this. :)
We do have our work cut out for us...
Speaking of dancing... let's hope we're playing this come election night ! :)
[Bet the kids never herd this one !!]
It's just as well he didn't get 'Tampa' tattooed on his forehead. He accomplished his purpose, preventing Santorum from getting the nomination. Now he and Calista can slide back into obscurity.
Nice....really nice you ought to be proud of that. I could say the same thing about Santo after SC couldn't I? Don't come on this thread, make that kind of statement and not expect a 'retort' made back at ya. Don't bother to reply to this Apple, you revealed yourself and I am not interested.
Nibbles, you are so right. I'm frankly so tired of people putting Newt and Callista down, judging.
As to his collection of delegates, which he has not released: “Our delegates will go to the convention and have a say and an impact,” he said. “We want them to continue to reflect the things our campaign stood for and present a strong conservative voice at the convention. We must have a candidate who will keep faith and traditions alive in the country.” (NewsMax)
Absolute, unfettered, in-you-face EGO! Who helped Rick along all the years he was in Washington (except Newt didn't participate in K-Street or the John Ensign debacle)?? NEWT!! Who never had a bad word to say about Santo, throughout the presidential race? NEWT!!
To me, Rick's ego has always been his downfall, and it's his own ego that will not allow him to be a decent, humble man, and give his delegates to Newt. Oh, wait! I mean, who COULD HAVE given his delegates to Newt.
Yes, I have to remember. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Gal. 5:22-23) I am struggling sometimes with at least three or four of those!
I appreciate the journey with you, too, nibblesyble. We'll just keep praying for our country!
He never really was "my" number one guy... I don't think anyone in the 2012 field ever was. I just didn't allow myself to get distracted by the second tier candidates that (everyone) knew wouldn't go onto be the nominee.
We will have better days as a Country.. as soon as we rid our Nation of Obama. And yes, as it played out, it will be Romney.. So be it... lets just do it!
Yeesh Grace, are you trying to make me blush! Right back at you. I have a temper too, and I have let loose myself, and sometimes I don't even feel guilty(now that is something I have to let the Holy Spirit work on eh?) You are the best, thanks for going on this journey with me!
Silly! There are no Newt-losers! Yes, it is time to move forward, but give us a few days to assimilate and try and get some umph for your number one guy..who now has to be ours through default. I hope you don't expect the same passion or verve for Romney...I can't say I feel anything but ambivalence so far. However, I think that will change going forward..here is to finally being united and on the same side..the man-child must go. BTW, if Romney were smart he would put Newt upfront and on the attack which he is brilliant at, now that would make Romney more palatable.
Your last statement also needs to be applied to the "Newt-Lovers"
I know you're a loyal Newt fan....but it's time to move forward with.... ABO!1!!!
Thanks, nibbles! I know, I did the same thing when Rick dropped out. I really think he fooled a lot of people, sadly.
I guess I really cut loose on him! I, too, don't want to offend people (although sometimes I do anyway; I do have a temper), and you're right about ABiC! She is a sweetheart, kinda like you.
Thanks Grace, and so true, not once have I taken to these threads and put down what I really wanted to, out of respect for Santo-lovers(mostly ABiC, because I respect her and appreciate her being classy in her support for Santo) So I used restraint. When Santo left the race, I went over to that thread and tried to comfort those that felt upset and were at a loss. Then I come here and see all of these nasty comments and misplaced anger and I have had enough! I say to any Santo-lover that wants to mire themselves in this...bring it!
Mitt Romney Calls Newt Gingrich To Discuss Campaign
I've had no dog in this fight, for quite some time, and this only cements that distance. Gingrich wasn't a Conservative, himself, but Willard CERTAINLY isn't. Hannity, laughably, today claimed that the race has made Romney "stronger". A stronger what? A stronger ivory tower socialist? Every weakness he'd ever had, is still very much in place. His lies about being such a beloved politician were busted when Gingrich called him out on it. His lies about respecting religious freedom were called out by Redstate.
He's a leftist hypocrite that advocated illegally and un-Constitutionally stealing taxpayer money through criminal fraud, in order to bail out his Wall Street buddies, and in the same breath condemns Obama and others for using that money for "bailing out" Chrysler and GM. His word is worthless. He's like the comical description a parody piece did of Lurch (Sen. Kerry - Romney Country Club and Gray Puopon Buddy): he's got more flip-flops than the House of Pancakes. He's a class warfare monger, just like Obama, evidenced by his ludicrous crowing about his great wish to raise taxes on the rich (and, like all the other richies that crow about that, has never voluntarily paid more). He's a serial liar (he even lies about his FIRST NAME).
And yet, people (actually Romney shills; I'm not sure they're really people, in some cases) are still whining that Romney's the shoo-in that will be the savior of America, all without answering a single question I've posed about Romney's glaring shortcomings that he's made no effort to address, himself. "Hail to the Chief" will go away, replaced by this:
You might look at this documentation that says Romney invested in embryonic stem cell research:
Now You have to vote for who have more money in the war-chest for general
Smells like toasted moron rmoneycare 2012
I'll miss him. Yes, he's not perfect and it would have been difficult for him to win in this race, but I hope he continues to serve this country with many of his great insights and ideas.
God Speed my Newt, you were disparaged, treated like a clown, and tossed aside for a man that looks and acts as plastic as a Ken Doll(but with a mean side!) History will remember you, Newt, as you deserve. To my fellow Newt supporters...you rock and I am with you! To America, who I hold in high esteem and wish my country had your balls...you are falling and losing what made you kick-ass...third party??? Nuke.....I am a'comin' for that Island!!
Newt promised to stay in. Please Newt - do not bow or surrender to the RNC.
Please don't drop out and leave us with only the abhorrent, repugnant, ruthless, opportunist Romney. He is no different from Obama. He is not a man of honor and truth. He is a man without integrity and conscience. He is a ruthless profiteer who has stolen workers pension funds, billions from the US taxpayer, and a bald-faced liar, a liberal supporter of abortion, even late term, gay marriage, and every other radical socialist agenda. He is a usurper of power and a law-breaker. He does not care about the good of our nation, only his own gain and power. Like Obama, he is also a leader in an aggressive, evil spiritual movement that is a corruption and distortion of the Bible and four thousand years of Judeo-Christianity.
These are all grievous violations of GOD's Word, Commandments, Order, Design.
Romney has violated both his own religion and Biblical Judeo-Christianity as Martin Bashir, Rabbi Levin, many others have pointed out throughout Romney's two races.
For The Record - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyolbpbeAMI
This year, if the US is to survive, we must repent, turn away from and vote against the sins of abortion and sexual promiscuity. This is the 40th year since Roe vs Wade made killing unborn infants. A vote for Romney will seal the fate of the US in God's eyes. We will suffer the punishment of GOD's wrath. The enemies of GOD, those who hate and defy GOD's Word and Commandments, who hate America and wreak terror, violence and disease will rule over us. (Leviticus 26:16-17) With Obama, this has already begun. With Romney, it will be sealed.
Responsible conservatives with conscience and integrity, Christian and Jewish conservatives, who fear GOD more than man, who have done their homework and researched the man and his record will never ever vote for Romney or Obama.
Sit suffragator cave. Suffragium non malus.
The country isn't at the place where Santorum, Bachman, Perry, Gingrich are at-there is not a lot you can do about that except get involved locally to get people educated...but we still need to get Obama out of office. See to it that your local reps that go to DC hold whoever becomes President accountable-but you know if O gets in that will be IMPOSSIBLE!
Then why did Nat Right to Life endorse him and the Susan B Anthony? Does he have everyone fooled but you? I can send the links if you want!
A man who vetoed funding for embryonic stem cell research because he considered it human life doesn't sound like someone who could tolerate late term abortions.
You might look at this documentation of Romney's investment in emybryonic stem cell research:
I don't think there is a person out there that would excite, enthuse the base for Romney like Sarah did for McCaint.
Part of that is because we have been BEAT into the ground by the Moderates.
Moderates are huge in the general election. People to the extremes are far more likely to work in races for the House. Sometimes the Senate. Nobody running hard right or hard left can win the general. But I think Sarah took away votes from McCain. In the least, it killed one of the strongest knocks on Obama, that being inexperience in the White House.
Early voting has begun in Indiana. I went this morning and voted for Newt and Richard Mourdoch, RINO Lugar's Senate opponent. Last poll I saw Murdoch was ahead by 1.
I thought I learned a lot about candidates' character in the 2008 election. I learned even more this time around. I am tired of the "establishment" of BOTH parties endorsing the candidate with the worst character of all. I keep telling myself "Romney's not so bad". But the reality is Romney's not so good.
I love Newt for his depth of knowledge, his intelligence, his humor, his take-no-prisoners approach to the media, his impatience with stupidity, his love of America, and his Big Ideas (including the Moon Base!).
Honestly, if Romney wins in November I'll be relieved that Obama is gone. But I will always know we wound up with second-best.
We coulda had NEWT.
I'm sorry Kong. I didn't phrase that well. I meant second-best as an "also-ran". Also-ran is a racing term that is used to describe all the horses that were in a race.
Actually Willard was never on my radar as a candidate. He was behind Newt. And Perry. And Cain. Somewhere in the back of the pack with Paul and Huntsman.
My apologies for the long post. This has been a long time coming...
Can anyone explain why the primary process exists? They should just have a convention where the GOP selects their nominee and leave it at that. This farce that the citizens get to select their candidate is beyond idiocy. Not to mention, for a political party that "supposedly" believes in fiscal conservatism, they sure wasted a lot of individual citizens' money on campaign ads that did nothing but delay the inevitable. Romney was chosen before the primaries began. If you go back to the very beginning of the announcements, you will find that every announcement of the candidates listed "the front-runner, Mitt Romney".
The truth of the matter is this: At some point, if the people want to have their government back, they will have to take it back by the dissolution of the current system. We need to reboot the entire system back down to the Constitution. Every single Senator, Representative, Secretary of ___, etc. should be banned for life. Every Senator is breaking the law by not passing a budget. Every member of the administration has broken laws by allowing the circumvention of Constitutional process and checks and balances. Every Supreme Court justice should be forced to retire because they were put in place by politicians who cared about their activism, not their moral character and legal prudence. Every Representative that has not called for the impeachment of this President is not doing their job. "We the People" just sit here. Why? We think we still have some impact by our Golden Ticket at the ballot box. It has been proven in this primary process that, through deceit, fraud, bribery, and other means that we do not have any effect. Proof? Romney.
Not a single member of Congress speaks up against the establishment. Because they are there. They made it. If they rock the boat, they may not be there again. I have yet to see a single candidate who runs on the platform "I want to serve for one term! I want to do my DUTY then go home!" The same thing is true for the size of government. IT WILL NEVER GET SMALLER. Why? The more people under you, the more political power you have. Who is going to get rid of their own committee? Who is going to cut their own funding? The people who PAID for that person to be elected are expecting their RETURNS. Every single one of them is in office because they were paid to be there.
In the 2010 elections, the average amount spent per winning Representative was $1.8 million. The average amount per winning Senator was $8.5 million. How many favors would YOU need to promise to get $1.8 million? I doubt saying "I will go to Washington and cut the funding for all of your programs." will get you the total you need to succeed. This is what they should teach in school on how our government works.
One of these days, the establishment government is going to go too far in stepping on us and there will be hell to pay. To all who can hear: "listen up frogs... the water is starting to boil."
We should feel proud this primary. Past primaries have been exactly what you said, the GOP crowning their candidate and telling us to go vote for him. This time, we forced a real primary on the party, and supported some genuine conservative candidates. We gave the kingmakers enough of a fight that the masks slipped off and we saw the ugly side of the republican party establishment. The fight is far from over. Keep voting in conservatives in congress, on the state and local level. Be relentless. Don't forget and (in politics) don't forgive.
Absolutely spot on, Josh. Excellent post, one everyone should read before spouting off about which is the better RINO. Another person isn't going to make things different, it's the system that's broken.
We had a case here in Canada in the province of Alberta - there was just an election where an upstart party was running against the established RINO-type party.
It came out that members of the provincial government were being paid to sit on committees that didn't exist and were getting paid for that. This was in both parties and naturally, people were outraged. Out of all of these committee members who were asked to give the money back for sitting on these non-existent committees only one provincial representative gave it back-one from the upstart party.
It's all about the entitlement culture that pervades the US and Canada, from people who have become so dependent on the government to fix things and the big government that evolves from that-they feed off of each other till the system is so bloated it will take something like you suggest, to return things to what they were, what they should be.
"One of these days, the establishment government is going to go too far in stepping on us and there will be hell to pay. To all who can hear: "listen up frogs... the water is starting to boil."
We're rapidly reaching the boiling point as each day passes.
Politicians begin selling out when they start their careers. They run for mayor or selectman and they have to cater to the local police/fire unions, the elderly, the parents, and whoever else represents a big chunk of the market so they can get big voting blocks to vote for them. To do otherwise is political suicide. This happens without money even being a factor. People have figured out how to cheat the voting system.
...and once they get the taste for money and power, it is usually all over. Every once in a while, you find a true patriot who wants to set things right. They run on a platform of reform and exposure. They get a crowd behind them, because every single REAL citizen wants this mega bureaucracy to be overhauled. Then they are smeared, cut down, demeaned, and have their character assassinated and their families ripped apart by the established parties who love darkness want nothing more than to snuff out the light of truth so they can continue in their dark ways.
Thanks for your reply. God help us all.