After listening to a recent Rush Limbaugh segment where he reads a letter from a conservative friend who is in despair at a Romney Republican ticket, it got me thinking about the dilemma we are in.
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We have been told from the beginning by both the mainstream media and Republican establishment that Romney is the “inevitable” candidate—most recently by George H. W. Bush, telling us that we should “know when to fold ‘em.”
As Rush Limbaugh’s friend states, it looks like it is inevitable that conservatives will have to back the Republican establishment that have sat on the sidelines while those of us conservatives—Tea Partiers—have been fighting in the trenches. And it looks like it is inevitable that we will have to back Romney, a candidate who laid the foundation for Obamacare. A guy who doesn’t believe what we believe. A guy who will probably shake the conservative “Etch-a-Sketch” mask if he wins.
Yes, I said if.
We have a President who is a radical, who runs roughshod over Congress. If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, then what is to stop him from running roughshod over their ruling? He has stabbed Israel in the back several times. He is gutting our military. He routinely apologizes to and coddles our enemies.
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So, the theory is that in order to stop Obama, we have to back Romney. But as Newt Gingrich has stated, and many others also, a moderate in the form of Bob Dole lost. A moderate in the form of John McCain lost. Will it be different with Romney? I don’t think so.
I have been behind Newt Gingrich from almost the beginning. Newt’s campaign has been “dead” several times per the mainstream media and Republican establishment. Newt was the first and only candidate to come out swinging against Obama’s war on religion with the HHS mandate. He was the first and only candidate to excoriate Obama’s apology to Karzai after the Koran burnings. He was the only candidate to have kept Obama on the ropes with his phony energy policy. In response to Gingrich’s “Drill Here, Drill Now/$2.50 gas” campaign (his attack of Obama’s “anti-Energy” Secretary Steven Chu and deceptive and misleading energy statistics,) Obama gave no less than six “energy” speeches.As we remember, his first and most ludicrous one was where he cited algae as the savior of high energy prices.
While Santorum was talking about the evils of contraception and Romney was talking about how much he liked lakes and trees and cars, Newt Gingrich was coming up with bold solutions.
You may now think that I’m am calling for a third party—a Tea Party ticket—in the form of Newt Gingrich.
I think he should be a part of that ticket, perhaps as Energy Secretary, or even as Vice President.
Newt is the greatest ideas guy. The greatest solutions guy. The greatest get-things-done guy. But for whatever reason, even though he has a huge support base, a large segment of the population will not back him on his own. As to why this is, I don’t know. While Santorum and Romney are playing in the sand box with their Etch-a-Sketches, Gingrich is burning rubber around the country, grinding on Obama’s nerves. Of course, the MSM routinely ignores him, which doesn’t help.
But, after listening to Rush Limbaugh’s monologue, I came to the conclusion that a Newt Gingrich ticket is not going to happen. But I also came to the conclusion that a Romney ticket will hand Obama another term—which is not merely another term but a transformation of this country that will look mild compared to what he has already done. If Obama gets another term, there will be no United States. I’m sure of it, and many other in the Tea Party movement are sure of it also.
Now we have also been told that a third party will hand Obama the election on a silver platter by splitting the vote. This theory’s basis is in the form of what happened with Ross Perot. But Ross Perot with his idiotic charts and rambling speeches was more of an aberration than a candidate.
Before I supported Gingrich, I was behind Sarah Palin. When she announced she would not run for President, like many other Palin supporters, I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. I was literally in tears, and I’m sure I was not alone. America had gathered under the shadow of Mama Grizzly, protecting us from the unjust charges of racism and extremism.
When Sarah Palin announced she was not running for President, Mama Grizzly left us. However, she was not far away, still watching over us, protecting us. We were like a cub foraging on its own for the first time, making it independent and strong.
But it is time for us to return to Mama Grizzly. Not as a cub, but as a member of the pack, co-equal, and supporting her as the leader of this pack—of this army—to save America. To get us working again. To support our soldiers and allies again.
Mama Grizzly, I want you to run on a third party—a Tea Party ticket. Fight for us once again, Mama Grizzly, not as a mother over her cub, but as members of your pack.
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