GOP Candidates Still Swinging

As I watch the non-stop mud-slinging fest (including all the articles below), the first thing that comes to mind is that Soros, Team Obama, and the Progressive left have got us right where they want us.  They have gotten us to do their bidding and destroy our candidates before Obama ever has to get to a debate with any of them.

The American Thinker ^: Perhaps Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum or Ron Paul are not the right candidates to face Barack Obama, but that decision should be up to the voters. While it maybe the role of the conservative pundit class to proffer their opinions of the various candidates, it is not the role of the overall Establishment to so marginalize candidates that there appears to be only one viable alternative.

Well perhaps Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum or Ron Paul are not the right candidates to face Barack Obamaand beating Obama is all that matters in this election cycle… so why have we have taken our eyes waaay off that goal? If Obama wins again America will not be around to fight another day or to right herself.  This is not the year, the election, to fight the establishment on principle if in the end you lose it all.

And what about the onslaught by the right against Romney?  As Glenn Beck asked today: What is up with all these people endorsing Gingrich?  Although Beck has said he’d vote for a shoe, if the shoe had the GOP nomination, and that he will vote for whomever of the final 4 that gets the nomination over Obama, his first choice is Rick Santorum and then his second choice would be Mitt Romney.

In a reliable swing state poll, explained by liberal Democrat campaign strategist and former Assistant Secretary of State Bob Beckel from The Five, Newt Gingrich polls 4th in beating Obama. Romney #1 and he beats Obama in a few. Paul and Santorum tie and Newt Gingrich loses, coming in 4th and not being able to beat Obama by a huge margin.

If Obama wins another term the America as we know is done and everyone will tell you that without a doubt, we will never be able to over-turn ObamaCare if it isn’t now.

I really feel that this Russian roulette game the tea party is playing, after not supporting Bachmann and barely supporting Cain and Santorum will be the final nail in the coffin of possibly the movement and the GOP if  we do not wake up quickly. I have spent a lot of time lately looking into Newt and Mitt (neither my first choice)… and of the two, my vote is for Mitt. And I think Palin (who has always been my first choice) by supporting Newt in continuing the circus is making a huge mistake.

To me it could not be more obvious that the left wants Newt to win because of all his baggage and because the moderates and independents will never vote for him. And from what I’ve seen, read, and know Newt is as big of a flip-flopper as Mitt; Newt is the Washington insider; and most everyone who has worked with Newt says he is a loose cannon (including Santorum) who has a million ideas but never follows through. Plus Mitt knows economics and has proven he knows how to get things done, which seems to be what we need most in this failing economy and road to economic crisis that we are on.

Several articles below: Note the one about Glenn Beck is a vanity – browsing through – people (and the Tea Party) evidently feel that they have no chance against the GOP establishment and must accept the candidates put before them, rather than looking deeper for candidates.
open that link about the Tea party on the verge of extinction

A month ago -when the Republican primary contest began to get ugly- it already seemed intra-party chasms that developed over this cycle would be taking some time to heal. We all still assumed that ‘anybody but Obama’ would get us together in the end, though… yet no longer:  there’s simply no dealing with the self-serving syndicate that’s re-written history and gang-raped Newt Gingrich just to stick us with some fake conservative scumbag. The TEA Party movement is on the verge of extinction if we fail to go on the offensive- and I mean now.  Or is it just the opposite and is the Tea Party destroying themselves as well as the GOP’s chance to beat Barack Obama?

With Romney riding a Florida surge brought about by a widespread RNC/MSM/Drudge/Coulter/Christy conspiracy against Newt, the damage is done… Mr Magic Underpants is suddenly pulling-away: apparently the ruinous (to the GOP) assault on Gingrich has succeeded in swaying just enough pudding-heads down there to hand him victory tomorrow, and thus sending fake conservative Romney along towards his long-planned coronation.

· WAR: If They Succeed in Forcing a Romney Nomination On Us, The GOP Establishment Must Be Destroyed

Monday, January 30, 2012 8:52:43 AM · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies

Reaganite Republican ^ | January 30, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Hey RNC, get this through your big fat skulls: I will never, ever vote for Mitt Romney… never Baloo A month ago -when the Republican primary contest began to get ugly- it already seemed intra-party chasms that developed over this cycle would be taking some time to heal. We all still assumed that ‘anybody but Obama’ would get us together in the end, though…yet no longer:  there’s simply no dealing with the self-serving syndicate that’s re-written history and gang-raped Newt Gingrich just to stick us with some fake conservative scumbag. The TEA Party movement is on the verge of extinction if we fail to go…

· Glenn Beck

Sunday, January 29, 2012 9:35:42 AM · by MSGT1 · 124 replies

Why is Glenn Beck lying to destroy Newt?? Glenn has voiced support for Santorum while his actions are pushing Mitt. On his propaganda page the blaze in one day he had 14 hit pieces on Newt, 9 puff pieces on Mitt and 2 stories mentioning Santorum {one of those could be considered negative}. The amount of dishonesty in those articles and his radio show is mind boggling. Glenn is abusing the trust people have placed in him and trying to get the most liberal candidate the nomination. Newt was surging in Iowa so Glenn went scorched earth and by catching…

· Sarah Palin accuses GOP of ‘Stalin-esque’ attack on Newt Gingrich

Sunday, January 29, 2012 5:21:56 AM · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies

The Hill ^ | January 28, 2012 | Russell Berman -

Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) sharply criticized the Republican Party “establishment” for using what she called a “Stalin-esque rewriting of history” to tar Newt Gingrich as he fights for the GOP presidential nomination. Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, posted a nearly 1,400-word statement on her Facebook page on Friday in which she accused Republican party elders of employing “tactics of the left” to derail the Gingrich campaign. “The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the…

· Proof! Voters smarter than media, Washington elite

Monday, January 30, 2012 9:05:27 AM · by JSDude1 · 2 replies

WND ^ | 1/29/12 | Chuck Norris

I think the mainstream media, or MSM, and Washington elite think the majority of voters just fell off the turnip truck. But the South Carolina primary election and other current voting trends show otherwise. The MSM are working double time to get us to forget about the unprecedented results of the South Carolina primary election, but they are a sign of what could be in Florida, Nevada and beyond. They are also proof that American citizens will not be outwitted by the political shenanigans of the powers that be. Let me give you a few examples. Despite that ABC paraded…

Voters’ Idea: Replace Congress  -  By: malterwitty

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, to be released this evening, asked registered voters what they’d do if their ballot included the option of replacing every member of Congress, including their own representative.

Some 56% said they’d vote yes – the highest level recorded since the Journal poll began asking the question in March, 2010.

· DAILY/HOURLY Prayers for Newt Gingrich and Our Survival As A Free People

Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:44:38 PM · by Brad’s Gramma · 47 replies

Free Republic ^ | 1-28-12 | All Praying Freepers

Folks, we need to be on our knees, NOW, praying for Newt Gingrich and for our country. I don’t want this to be political…..Newt was not my first choice, but after seeing what the press did to Sarah, then Mr. Cain, and what they’re now trying to do to Newt, with of course the BLESSING of Romney….well, we need to stop this NOW. We can ALL agree that NONE of us wants O’Bama back in office, that is a given. I have children…lots of YOU have children. I have grandkids, lots of YOU have grandkids. I do NOT want them…

Is Newt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative? Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 06:09 PM By Newsmax Wires
The video couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for Gingrich, whose critics have been questioning the relationship he actually shared with Reagan. Mitt Romney is now taking a lot of heat for leading what many are calling a “smear campaign” against the former House speaker.
Ronald Reagan Legacy – video – Must see.  No pause button  NARRATED by NEWT

· Is Newt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative?

Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:24:45 AM · by RedMDer · 33 replies

Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 06:09 PM | Newsmax Wires

A newly surfaced video shows Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is a true Reagan conservative. The video, called “The Ronald Reagan Legacy,” recently made its exclusive debut on Newsmax and is already making an impact in political circles. Is Newt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative? Watch ‘The Ronald Reagan Legacy’ and Decide for Yourself! The video couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for Gingrich, whose critics have been questioning the relationship he actually shared with Reagan. Mitt Romney is now taking a lot of heat for leading what many are calling a “smear campaign” against the former House…

Perhaps Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum or Ron Paul are not the right candidates to face Barack Obama, but that decision should be up to the voters.  While it maybe the role of the conservative pundit class to proffer their opinions of the various candidates, it is not the role of the overall Establishment to so marginalize candidates that there appears to be only one viable alternative. 

The Establishment could not have made a more strategic blunder.   They will, in all likelihood, succeed in securing the nomination for Mitt Romney, but the damage they have inflicted upon themselves is approaching irreversible.  The public now sees the length to which the Establishment will go to make certain their hand-picked candidate is chosen regardless of the dire circumstances facing the nation.

Average Republican or conservative voters are the same people that buy the books or magazines or subscribe to the websites, as well as buy tickets to hear speeches by the conservative pundit class.   These are the same people asked to open their wallets to support the Party every two years.   These are the same people asked to volunteer at the polls and get out the vote.   These are the same people who were told every election cycle to trust the Party and its attendant establishment to solve the nations’ ills.

A number of them (how many is anyone’s guess right now) will no longer be willing to support those factions within the Establishment and the Party or to believe what they are told.  These are the people suffering the consequences of the disastrous policies pursued over previous decades, while those in the Establishment live lives of relative ease and comfort, which seems to be their primary concern.

· The Republican Establishment’s Strategic Blunder

Monday, January 30, 2012 3:08:01 AM · by Cincinatus’ Wife · 58 replies

The American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2012 | Steve McCann

The RepublicanParty has a tenuous hold on the conservative movement in America. At present the only home for the 40 per cent of the electorate that identify themselves as conservative is the Republican Party, but it appears that those who are nominally identified as the “Republican Establishment” are doing all they can to alienate the vast majority of the current base of the Party. There is no office on ConnecticutAvenue in Washington with a sign reading “The RepublicanEstablishment” or the “The Democratic Establishment”; rather it is an amalgam of like-minded groups with one common interest: control of the government purse-strings….

The Republican Establishment’s Strategic Blunder

By Steve McCann

The Republican Party has a tenuous hold on the conservative movement in America.   At present the only home for the 40 per cent of the electorate that identify themselves as conservative is the Republican Party, but it appears that those who are nominally identified as the “Republican Establishment” are doing all they can to alienate the vast majority of the current base of the Party.

There is no office on Connecticut Avenue in Washington with a sign reading “The Republican Establishment” or the “The Democratic Establishment”; rather it is an amalgam of like-minded groups with one common interest: control of the government purse-strings.

The Republican Establishment is made up of the following:  1) many current and nearly all retired Republican national office holders whose livelihood and narcissistic demands depends upon fealty to Party and access to government largesse; 2) the majority of the conservative media, including pundits, editors, writers and television news personalities based in Washington and New York whose proximity to power and access is vital to their continued standard of living;  3) numerous think-tanks and members thereof who are waiting to latch on to the next Republican administration for employment and ego-gratification; and 4) the reliable deep pocket political contributors and political consultants whose future is irrevocably tied to the political machinery of the Party.

The overriding interest of this cabal has been and continues to be: the accumulation of power through the control of the income, borrowing and spending by the Federal Government.   Thus, with the exception of the presidency of Ronald Reagan and the Republican controlled House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999, the Republican members of the Ruling Class have been content since 1952 to merely slow down the big-government policies of the Democrats while publicly decrying their tax and spend policies.

This insider apparatus has been the primary determining factor in whom among those choosing to run for office will receive the financial, media and logistical support so vital for any political campaign, but particularly for national office be it the Presidency or either house of Congress.   It is this cabal that has given the nation Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush and John McCain in the presidential sweepstakes and innumerable go-along to get-along members of Congress.

This scenario was tolerated and generally ignored as long as the nation was experiencing overwhelming and seemingly endless prosperity.   The one major accomplishment of Barack Obama has been to bring a sudden and abrupt end the people’s ability to tolerate this tacitly understood game between the two major Parties. 

The majority of the American people, but in particular those who identify themselves as conservative, are overwhelmingly aware of the true nature of the nation’s problems and the crossroad the country is facing in 2012.   The grassroots rebellion that is the Tea Party movement was the first manifestation of this awareness.  Despite the success of the Tea Party working within the Republican Party in the 2010 mid-term elections, most of the Republican elites downplayed their success and fell-in with the mainstream media and the Democrats in their well-worn and gratuitous aspersions against those in fly-over country.

The rank and file members of the Party and conservatives throughout the country are now keenly aware of the opinion the Establishment has of them, as well as what has been going on behind the curtains in Washington.  The current Republican nominating process has further exposed the true nature of the Establishment and their self-centered concerns.

It has been apparent for over a year that Mitt Romney has been chosen to be the next Republican nominee for president.   He is next in line and has the track record and inclination to slow down but not reverse the downward spiral in which the nation finds itself; but above all to fall in line with what is expected of a Republican insider.  Perhaps coincidentally, he has spent many millions of dollars hiring consultants and beltway pros, and has the fundraising capacity and personal wealth to keep on employing them.  Thus he is the ideal candidate of the Establishment.  

However a major problem has arisen.   The machinations utilized in the past (with the exception of Ronald Reagan who was not the Establishment’s choice) to maneuver the primary voters into choosing the previously anointed Mitt Romney has now come out in the open as the awakened silent majority is no longer willing to be fooled or taken for granted.  

There are six primary methods of eliminating potential challengers with the tacit cooperation of the mainstream media, and they have been in full display this primary season.   They are to portray unacceptable candidates as:  

  • hypocrites in sexual matters (Herman Cain); or
  • unstable (Michelle Bachmann); or
  • ignorant and incoherent (Rick Perry); or
  • a religious fanatic (Rick Santorum); or
  • just plain weird and from another planet (Ron Paul); or
  • dangerous and unelectable (Newt Gingrich).

Sarah Palin would have been placed in all of those boxes had she decided to run, as well as anyone else deemed not acceptable to the elites. (Read Full Post HERE)

I listened to an interview earlier on Monday on Fox by Bret Bair  with Newt Gingrich… and virtually everything Newt said about Mitt Romney was an exaggeration or an all out lie!

It appears more like the factions within the GOP are fighting for control of their party instead of the future of America which may spell out the end of both.  It also appears to many, after the Gingrich maneuvers, that the tea party or conservative right is no different than the Republican  Establishment they are attacking; just like Newt is no different or perhaps even worse than Romney’s Pacs that Newt complains about.  Whether the mud keeps flying and for how long it might continue just could be determined by Mitt Romney’s showing in Florida’s primary today.

In the latest poll I saw today (Monday 1.30.12)

Romney: 47%

Gingrich: 27%

Santorum: 13%

Paul: 13%

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