Like everyone else, PolitiJim heard the rumblings of the Ryan-Rubio Romney rubber stamps starting on Wednesday night. If you’re a PolitiJim reader, and you think I was riled, rankled or upset, you need either new reading glasses or some ginkgo biloba.
I’ve had Twitter friends assume the race is all over now. I’ve had fellow patriots speculate on whether we should quit trying to fight for Newton Leroy, and even conservative headlines this morning about the “death” of conservative movement and post mortems galore.
What are you so shocked about?
I wrote of the betrayal of Paul Ryan three times. The first was during the Boehner budget ceiling debate when Paul Ryan and Allen West caved to the $1 Trillion defense cuts and would not “hold the line” with DeMint and Bachmann and the Tea Party 22. Paul Ryan was not with us.
Second was when he let Newt squirm on the false accusations of Newt’s “social engineering” statement (that proved justified from the restult of Ryan budget plan 2.0). A conservative committed to truth wouldn’t allow a fellow conservative who had just profusely praised his plan 3 days earlier in print and interviews to hang like that. It was a flag to me that Ryan either had personally not taken the effort to listen to the David Gregory interview, has thin skin and a bigger ego than believed, or has an entirely other selfish agenda. I’m LEAST likely to believe the last one. But again, Paul Ryan was not with us.
And then when some of the “real conservatives” really didn’t care whether it was Gingrich or Santorum who stopped Romney, even THEY abandoned their standards of conservative truth by arguing FOR Santorum’s big government, big union, unprincipled prolife and Tea Party attacking evidence, using Paul Ryan as an example. “Paul Ryan voted for XXXXXX like Santorum did, so you should be cut Rick a break.” Have you not learned this life lesson FOR YOURSELF? You can ONLY accurately judge people by their “performance and actions,” not by their words or promises. At this juncture not only is Paul Ryan not with us, those who abandon their principles to “settle” for Romney are too.
People who tweet stuff like this…
If all the people you thought were conservative heroes now endorse Romney, did you stop to think it might be you and not them?
…embarrass the legacy of our Revolutionary War founders.
I appreciate that you are not a liberal. I appreciate that you understand that Obama needs to be gone. But if a Bush/Boehner GOP establishment type - who does NOT have a driving desire to demolish the STRUCTURE of our current tax, regulatory and political system – is elected, this original Constitutional principles of this country will irrevocably be lost. Because that leader will inevitably practice what got them to their political position - compromise. And compromise they will even more. IT IS WHO THEY ARE.
Romney abandoned any attempt to be fiscally conservative in his OWN STATE after only two years. He doesn’t even have the courage to stick up for his past decisions (like gay marriage), acting like a wussie weenie who lies and blames his own Supreme Court. It so sickened Heritage Foundation founder Paul Weyrich that he warned the ENTIRE GOP he would leave the party if McCain nominated him as VP. And since 2008 he only added to his rap sheet by spending years sabotaging Sarah Palin and becoming even more brazen in his deception and lying. What would he do knowing CONSERVATIVES were ready to follow him to Presidency?
This is why I’m holding on for a Gingrich miracle. He was there BEFORE the Tea Party took off, he even fought Reagan on giving into Bob Dole and scuttling his entire tax cut plan and engineered a broader acceptance of the GOP than Reagan did. You don’t like his vote for Medicare Plan D like Paul Ryan? Well, he doesn’t apologize for it like the rest of the pretenders, vigorously explaining his CONSERVATIVE reasons that directly line up with his words when it happened. Taxpayers were paying $250,000 for heart surgery that could have been avoided with $2,500 Lipitor. The health savings accounts he thought would give an example of how to begin privatizing government control of health care AS A STEP toward great reform. Santorum? It was wrong. I’m sorry. I “took one for the team.” ANYTHING EXCEPT taking responsibility.
Why do you think Israel turned AGAIN to Benjamin Netanyahu in 2009 after Barak, Sharon and Olmert? Because REAL internal and external threats didn’t give them the luxury of taking a chance with a politician who had not been tested and successful in leadership. And even with an extremely corrupt and liberal government, he’s done wonders. (Pray for the Shalom of Jerusalem and Israel!)
I love the speeches Marco Rubio gives. No one has sounded more like Reagan including maybe even Reagan. But I’ve never seen Rubio as an immediate answer to our lack of leadership. For one, I’m all caught up in avoiding - what the Democrats have done - in hiring a young charismatic, great speaking hopeful with ZERO executive experience to run the government, HOPING his “CHANGE” will be great. CONVINCING me you can fly an airplane with only the experience of driving a car, is different from demonstrating to me that you can actually do it. My little warning flags have been popping up for the past year as his name has been bandied about as a potential VP hopeful, even with Romney advisors running back and forth being employed by both camps possibly even to manipulate the Florida primary.
When someone first presented the notion that Marco Rubio is NOT a “natural born citizen,” and thus not eligible to be EITHER Vice President or President, I felt queasier than after gulping down a whole nest of 3 week old worms. So letting only the truth guide, I subscribed to every blog, talking about it and I set out to find the truth. I was sorely disappointed when it was clear his father had NOT become a naturalized citizen before his birth. I also thought of the place in history he would have by doing as George Washington did and placing the country above his own personal self ambition. F. Swemson has written a brilliant letter asking him to do just that.
The fact that Rubio evaded these questions since last year (like Santorum) and didn’t boldly come out and declare that he knew he was not a natural born citizen, began to be another red flag.
But by now it should be clear, Rubio is not with us.
They want this guy to lead us:
So the conservative casualty list now includes people we never imagined back on April 15th of 2009 who have ended up being more Benedict Arnold than Bill Buckley Jr. They include:
- Matt Drudge – media bias/distortion for RINO’s.
- Nikki Haley – betrayal of Tea Party values and candidates.
- Ann Coulter – all of the above.
- Glenn Beck – all of the above plus calling Tea Party people racist and killing OTHER conservative investigations while likely being a plant for Romney the whole time.
- Allen West – betrayal of Tea Party “hold the line” AND NDAA defense that is severely in error.
- Rick Santorum – beginning with choosing Romney over Huckabee, Specter over Toomey, this shouldn’t be a surprise – but as someone who almost supported him, I include him for a myriad of well documented reasons.
- Ben Shapiro, Editor of Breitbart – doesn’t believe Sheriff Joe Arapio’s six month investigation on Obama’s forged documents because Breitbart staff told him “there was nothing there.”
- Rush Limbaugh betrayed conservatives by undercutting Huckabee (not my favorite but more conservative than Romney) in 2008, and did it again this year saying “Santorum was the only conservative left in the race.” Worse, he defended CORPORATISM (what the founders disdained as Mercantilism) over Constitutional capitalism.
- Michelle Malkin for radically either under-researching Santorum and Gingrich claims and hypocritically not correcting the record when notified (which she won’t stand for in the liberal media.)
- John Bolton – willing to support Romney LONG before the race was decided against the other “true” conservatives ESPECIALLY since Romney and his advisers have been squidgy (or worese) about taking bold stands on Iran and Israel compared to Gingrich.
- Paul Ryan.
- Marco Rubio.
- The National Review Online editorial staff. Endorsing ANYONE but probably the closest in spirit and track record to the founder as Thomas Sowell pointed out.
- RedSate/Erick Erickson – First it was the sabotage of a Tea Party heroine HE ORIGINALLY ENDORSED, then it was the degradation of Sarah Palin and his Glenn Beck like breakdown, and along with the rest of “MSCM,” he defaces his oath to the Constitution as a member of the Georgia bar by refusing to defend it against the gloating subversion of our President.
- ???? (Who’s got next?)
(feel free to post your own in comments)
Gee PolitiJim, there’s no one left!
Precisely. The odd thing is that none of these people are bad people. I think most of them genuinely care about our country and disdain the socialistic tyranny creeping upon us by Barack Hussein Obama. Unlike the crazy rhetoric of some conservatives, they are not RINO’s (like an Arlen Specter or Olympia Snow.) They are just significantly less principled than they claim to be. Here’s a shocker: WE ALL ARE.
There is a difference between those who call themselves Christians, and those who will still confess Christ under torture in a Chinese gulag. Braveheart is inspiring because we ALL want to believe when things get tough, we will be able to be the non-compromising courageous patriots we admire.
This is why leadership is so important. If that leadership is weak or abusive, another will find it’s place – good or bad. Scotland would not have been free if not William Wallace or Robert the Bruce. Lenin and Castro would never have gained power without the abuse of the proletariat by the previous selfish regime.
Leadership will also achieve the unthinkable. Not only was 60% of the country AGAINST George Washington’s mangy army in the winter of 1776, the states wouldn’t give him money to fight. If Washington had decided the battle was too tough with his army dwindled from 30,000 to 3,000 (1/3 who had no shoes and left a trail of blood on their march), the Revolution would have been over.
THIS is not the guy who says he was forced to “give in” to the Supreme Court and then lied about it. This is not the other guy who claimed he was adamantly prolife, but voted with the entire Democrat party to accept Sotomayor to the bench over the objections of Rush, LifeNews, and all conservatives including John McCain. Then he tried to scuttle conservatives who wanted to filibuster her nomination to SCOTUS.
Meanwhile, Gingrich can’t even get credit for standing up to Clinton, Bush 1 and even REAGAN who all put severe pressure on him to cave to “moderation.” How did this happen?
Complicity, self-promotion and ego over a commitment to the truth. Everyone had a vested interested in their “guy” or “girl” or acceptance by other conservatives - rather than letting the truth take them down the “right” path. Conservative blabber amplifies false narratives against Newt amplified from Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge, but the truth of his heroism in fighting Cap and Trade, ObamaCare and TARP don’t even make a ripple.
So, someone, somewhere has got to stand up for truth. If the Redcoats surround us and we are out of food, I certainly will join forces with whoever will help us defeat them – even if it means I settle for a less courage leader. In my case, that will be Romney, but only because no one has shown me convincing proof Santorum can escape his social conservative lightening rod of a tongue that would crucify him against Obama.
Meanwhile, I will continue to urge, implore, beg, chastise and challenge my fellow patriots to stand firm for a leader who has been succeeding against liberal insurrection and media successfully for 30+ years. I will continue to wage war with Newt.
I am one of the three thousand marching from Valley Forge onward, willing to settle only for “Liberty or Death,” even if it means doing so without shoes or hope.
Let the politicians go ahead and keep setting themselves up for leaders who will betray them in the end. Or worse, be found ineligible. You can have them.
But I will look my children in the eye 20 years from now whether we are Greece West or the Great Shining City on the Hill once again, and say, I never gave up trying for the best for you.
And I never will.