This is only 5 days late but necessary to get out. Newt Gingrich invaded the Dallas area last Monday to meet with grassroots leaders and media. Want to know what he said BEHIND closed doors? It ain’t over - is what happened.
First, I owe an apology to Santorum supporter and long time Twitter friend @Malvenue for being particularly harsh in the face of his defeatist attitude that “it’s all over” and Romney is the nominee.
That is both FACTUALLY wrong and wrong as an attitude for any true patriotic conservative. It is FAR from over. No one has reached 1,144 delegates. Despite factually wrong delegate counts (like those that still show Romney getting ALL Florida votes despite a clear legal and actionable position that it is not) is:
Romney – 571
Santorum – 342
Newt – 158
Paul – 91
That’s only HALF the delegates needed with severe testing ahead.
Romney ALREADY has problems with his OWN delegates refusing to sign a pledge to stay committed to him and multiple instances of voter fraud allegations including those in Puerto Rico. He’s actually become LESS popular as he has campaigned and the mainstream media is just now starting to hit him with other corruption stories including one where the Romney’s were involved in Bernie Madoff-like ponzi scheme and where Tagg Romney seems to have outright lied about a number of key points.
In Dallas last Monday night, Newt admitted it was a long shot.
And he’s right. It is.
He’s also right that it is NOT over.
He was asked by this Dallas TV reporter all the standard GOP Establishment arguments:
- Aren’t you out of money?
- Aren’t you hurting Romney?
- Why would you stay in if you can’t win?
- Why don’t you go on a diet?
Ok, not that last one. But Newt has FACTUAL answers to each.
Remember how vocal all of us “Tea Partiers” were when said we won’t let the GOP Establishment choose our candidate? I MEANT IT. As did quite a few of my fellow conservatives. If you said it and now are giving up (or worse supporting Romney), you’re the enemy. Plain and simple.
Mitt Romney is the most liberal Republican Governor in history and they historically don’t do well in general elections. Remember, this is the guy who forced gay marriage on his state through an executive order, recruited and implemented the largest socialized medicine program that gave birth (and the advisory “team”) to Obamacare, and implemented the broadest and most severe Cap and Trade regulations on global warming of ANY Governor – Democrat or Republican. Do you really think the general public will buy that a Republican that LOST payroll jobs in his his four years as Governor while the country added over 4% will think Romney is any better than Obama?
But a lot of you just want to throw in the towel and say “it’s over,” the establishment won again. If you do, you are yellow’er than a new dandelion in a Starbucks flower planter in Soho.
And @Malvenue isn’t alone. Gingrich supporter Steve Deace (or his publishers) decided to cash in on defeatism by pushing his book We Won’t Get Fooled Again and tell us to work on 2016.
Well, Mr. Deace in the spirit of Declaration signer Francis Lewis and Abraham Clark, forgive me if I’m a little underwhelmed at your abandonment of the fight in lieu of cash. Stopping Romney and the GOP Establishment is a little bit more important that selling some books in my opinion.
The Dallas man on the video said it well:
“I have to take a stance for what is right no matter what everyone else thinks is right.” – Dallas Attendee
You go ahead and give up. Show your kids how to act like John Boehner and the rest of the RINO’s if you want. I’m fighting not just on principle but on a clear fact that if Romney is nominated EVEN if beats Obama – we will end up at the same place we did at the end of the George W. Bush era. Establishing the fact Republicans can’t do any better than Democrats.
Don’t forget. Your favorite “conservatives” Paul Ryan and Allen West voted WITH John Boehner to cave to Harry Reid and cut $1 Trillion out of Defense. Do you think Romney will sweep other serious conservatives with backbones into office? He actually LOST GOP members in Massachusetts and brought the number of elected GOP congressman to an all time low. But yeah, Romney’s a great answer to revive the Tea Party momentum that worked in 2010 I’m sure.
Has Romney EVER shown he can stay consistent for more than a news cycle on ANY issue much less something like repealing ObamaCare? His own advisor is telling us he won’t repeal all of it. Another key advisor tells us he’s an “Etch A Sketch” that will wipe all of us promises clean. He already began doing it last week on the Dream Act.
In Dallas, Gingrich reminded supporters that in the Colorado primary last week that almost twice of the delegates WERE NOT for Romney than for him. (23 to 13). AND THIS WAS COLORADO not a deep conservative state like South Carolina or Missouri! Funny, I thought conservatives honored the will of the people not the will of the blowhards who have sold out our movement for 30 pieces of silver.
It’s not over FACTUALLY or in the hearts of REAL conservatives.
Six thousand donors rushed to Newt.org to give immediately following Santorum’s exit. Six thousand patriots who aren’t willing to let a man named a Top 10 RINO only 7 years ago continue to bury the future of America for our children.
I still run across terribly uninformed people who still call Gingrich a “big government” progressive (who got it from Glenn Beck who now supports a guy who actually implemented gay marriage, socialized medicine and cap and trade). And I’m aghast at the complicit conservative media like Limbaugh, Levin and the like who think somehow there will be a better chance to take Mitt on after he’s elected or in 4 years when he has an even STRONGER network. (Don’t forget. Republicans are rewarding the guy who couldn’t win AGAINST the McCAIN!)
Meanwhile Gingrich not just presents conservative ideas, he goes on the attack with them. He bans any Muslim who hasn’t renounced Sharia Law from his campaign. He goes to the NRA and tells them THEY aren’t aggressive enough. Not only are we going fight for Hillary’s attempt to sign away our gun rights to the UN, Gingrich starts a campaign to make the right to bear arm a fundamental HUMAN RIGHT!
And I thought my conservative blood couldn’t pump any redder than seeing Obama torn apart in a debate. Imagine Gingrich sending Bolton to the UN to author a bill giving EVERY PERSON ON THE PLANET the right to defend themselves like Ted Nugent!
The highlight of March was the third place polling candidate making Obama’s White House spend weeks first trying to pretend that $2.50 gas isn’t possible, then to attack Gingrich for wanting to make oil companies rich, then saying the White House was making MORE oil companies rich already, denying Keystone would make jobs, denying Keystone was ready, then faking a Keystone approval.
But don’t sell Romney short. The leading GOP candidate successfully got the Obama campaign to make Republicans look like they didn’t want women to work and wanted to make Lassie into a luggage rack. I’m sure he’ll do just fine in the debates with Obama and the MSM media, don’t you?
Katrina Pierson who helped organize the Gingrich Dallas event said with less than 24 hours notice they had a great – and very diverse - turnout including African American and young people asking “how can I help him.”
Pierson tells me that he stayed until he had talked and shook hands with every one of the 75 people who attended. it raised the spirits for those in Texas who felt he would drop out.
I’ll admit it. Even I – the steel spined squab of steadfastness was wondering if the meeting with Romney and the softening of Newt’s tone meant he was aiming for a cabinet job. After hearing the private discussions of those that attended, I’m fully persuaded the Georgia General is being absolutely as crafty as George in the 1776 Delaware jungle was. It’s a guerilla war by conservatives against RINO’s. Real conservatives who actually BELIEVE we shouldn’t give up on our principles (again) and despite the odds aren’t quitting.
Real conservatives who don’t just pay lip service to the idea of pledging our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to ensure a BETTER hope than the change the RINO congress presented, then caved on. (Remember the $100 Billion in Boehner budget cuts after the 2010 Tea Party election?).
Sorry. Two years after the height of the Tea Party influence, the RINO’s and complicit (and lazy) conservative media have come close to locking it up to compromise captivity if not outright killing it.
If we don’t coalesce around Newt Gingrich and stop Romney, Karl Rove will become the head of the GOP. Mitch McConnell will be the new Harry Reid. And the minute the media and libs scream about any conservative legislation, Mitt and his RINO mutts will compromise just like Bob Dole tried to do to Reagan.
Only this time there won’t be any Newt Gingrichs to stop them.
And RomneyCare will not be totally repealed after screams of insensitivity by centrists.
DOMA will be too “divisive” to address.
And no one will do anything but keep trying to patch short term solutions to entitlements while the number of Americans receiving Federal handouts slips over the 50% mark.
With Obama you get that scenario in 3 months. With Romney you’ll be lucky if you get it sooner than 3 years.
Give up if you want to you “fake” conservatives and compromise your real beliefs. But at least be honest that you don’t deserve the freedoms promised by our founders with blood shed for you. And get the hell out of our way.