Question for House conservatives: How psyched are you about Mitt Romney?

posted at 4:16 pm on April 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

A perfect follow-up to yesterday’s NYT story about the uneasy alliance between our “Massachusetts moderate” nominee and the tea-party Republican House. Skip to 12:38 for 10 minutes from reps like Jim Jordan, Raul Labrador, and Louie Gohmert, who brought down the house:

Rep. Louie Gohmert, the aggressively quotable former judge from Texas, basically conceded the point. “If you’re not sure about whether to support Mitt Romney,” he joked, “whether you’re liberal, or whether you’re very conservative, you ought to be excited, because he’s been on your side at one time or another.”

That’s from Dave Weigel, who, along with Joshua Green, is snickering at the palpable hesitation about Romney in the first few replies here. (The group gets back on message at 17:10 when some rep whom I don’t recognize offhand chimes in with a fairly enthusiastic endorsement.) What could they realistically say, though? They need to balance party loyalty with grassroots credibility. If they came out waving their pompoms for Romney, no one would take it seriously and tea partiers would be irritated. If they spent 10 minutes dumping on him, the left would have a field day and GOP leaders, starting with Team Mitt, would be incensed. The polite “anybody but Obama” message is how to walk the line. Besides, that attitude has the benefit of reflecting the bulk of pro-Romney sentiment among voters thus far, assuming anyone still believes the data in yesterday’s CNN poll.

Romney’s co-existence with tea-party congressmen will be a continuing subplot to the campaign, so think of this vid as episode one.



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Somehow, “I told you so” doesn’t quite say it.

CurtZHP on April 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Well, he’s no Reagan, but he’s no Barack Hussein Obama, either, and so for most people, it makes him a winner.

Queen0fCups on April 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Question for the press from House conservatives – “How psyched are you for a second Obama term?”

That’s a rhetorical question… everyone knows how the press feels about a second Obama term.

teke184 on April 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Woot-woot?

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on April 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

He’s the nominee. If people need a little bit of time to pout over it(like Santorum apparently), that’s fine. But I hope by the summertime when the election kicks into gear and a VP is selected, we can stop with the “Romney and Obama are no different” BS narrative advanced by some. We cannot afford 4 more years of Barry, folks. Everyone knows it.

Doughboy on April 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I believe that the more people hear what Romney has to say, the more they will warm up to him. I do still see those that refuse to actually listen to what he has to say and are content to keep an opinion based on what other people have said. But I also see more than have started to come around after doing their own digging.

I sincerely believe Romney is the best candidate the Republicans have run since Reagan.

crosspatch on April 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

If they wanted to run themselves, there was no one stopping them from doing so.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I’m hoping the Teap Party house will bring him along nicely.

Queen0fCups on April 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

They should stop setting a bad example for people like angryed and get on board already.

Swerve22 on April 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Well, I assume they will become excited. If not we’re in a whole lot of s..t.We gotta play with the hand that we’ve been dealt.Romneys it and I will crawl over glass to vote for him. Four more years of Obama is enough of reason…

sandee on April 17, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Doughboy on April 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Exactly. I pouted for a while when the Cuda chose not to run. I got over it. I couldn’t care less if its Romney, Newt, or Rick.

ABO, baby.

BobMbx on April 17, 2012 at 4:22 PM

It depends on if, and how much Romney tacks away from Consevative principles by summer..

idesign on April 17, 2012 at 4:22 PM

IMO, both are not all that wonderful, but could mitt be as bad as bho is? What CHOICE do we have? He!! if we vote mitt or below he!! if we vote bho?

I sure did not think we would be doing what happened last election, voting against bho for dear john, but here we go people, last election ALL over again? I still think dear john would have been tons better than bho, but that is just me! OH and the vp choice for dear john, Sarah! Love Sarah!
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letget on April 17, 2012 at 4:26 PM

It depends on which way the wind leads him.

kingsjester on April 17, 2012 at 4:26 PM

CNN has figured out something that HotAir hasn’t:

Articles like this help Obama.

Obama’s best friend this fall: the Anti-Romney Tea Party.

Crefonso on April 17, 2012 at 4:26 PM

The answer is….”I’m very psyched to vote against Barack the Emperor.” And that answer stands no matter which awful candidate the GOP throws down our throat.

search4truth on April 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

There are conservatives in the House?

Bishop on April 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I think our wind… will make him tack right!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Well, he’s no Reagan, but he’s no Barack Hussein Obama, either, and so for most people, it makes him a winner.

Queen0fCups on April 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM

No, he is a more successful totalitarian than Obama. His centralized healthcare apparatus has survived, where BHO’s is looking to go down in flames.

Nathan_OH on April 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I just hope there is ample clothespin supply in Nov…

d1carter on April 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/04/16/tea-party-rallies-for-romney-in-san-francisco/

If you thought that big political rally in San Francisco on Saturday must have have been a “Romney for President” event, then you are forgiven — because it sure looked that way.

But it actually was Tea Partiers from around the Bay Area who gathered on the Embarcadero for the biggest Tea Party of the 2012 election season so far. (That’s right — they’re ba-a-a-a-a-ack, demanding fiscal responsibility and smaller government, and not letting the mainstream media’s lies silence the debate.)

And although early in the campaign Mitt Romney was not at first the Tea Party favorite, they’re now rallying to his side, if Saturday’s event was any indication.

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

CNN has figured out something that HotAir hasn’t:

Articles like this help Obama.

Obama’s best friend this fall: the Anti-Romney Tea Party.

Crefonso on April 17, 2012 at 4:26 PM

You could always try selling your candidate’s ideas and policies, instead of endlessly complaining about how it’s his opposition’s fault he’s having problems, and labelling even the mildest of criticisms like this as treason.

Doomberg on April 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM

This conservative won’t vote for Romney.

you RINOS can suffer under Big Government for another four years.

JihadKiller1s1k on April 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

He’s not Obama. That’s exactly how psyched I am.
Case closed.

bigdicksplace on April 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

This conservative won’t vote for Romney.

you RINOS can suffer under Big Government for another four years.

JihadKiller1s1k on April 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

We’ll remember you when they try to take our guns away.

bigdicksplace on April 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

November 6, 2012 will not be a vote for Mitt Romney. it will be a vote against Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm).

kingsjester on April 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Ambivalence in government is fine so long as they don’t act on it….

FerdtheMoonCat on April 17, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Obamney is a loser who is the repub nominee. The rinos said they were trying hard for the moderate vote since the conservatives were splitting their vote. So, what happened is the winning conservative vote lost to the inferior moderate vote because of the splitting. Now ad a nother rino VP clown and we have a losing ticket of rinos.

Mr. Sun on April 17, 2012 at 4:36 PM

The polite “anybody but Obama” message is how to walk the line.

Last election folks were concerned whether they could hold their noses and vote for McCain. I managed to do it. Many didn’t.

This time it’s different. Then, we could only guess at what an Obama administration might bring. 4 years later, having seen an example, it takes little imagination to anticipate the type of regulations we’ll see from the White House. Even if the GOP controlled both congressional bodies by a veto proof majority, the havoc he would wreak upon us would be devastating.

EconomicNeocon on April 17, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Question for the Tea Party: How psyched are you about Mitt Romney?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0rTl71Lxqo

dom89031 on April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

“CNN has figured out something that HotAir hasn’t:

Articles like this help Obama.

Obama’s best friend this fall: the Anti-Romney Tea Party.

Crefonso on April 17, 2012 at 4:26 PM”

LMAO @ the big government is OK as long as a RINO is in charge crowd.

JihadKiller1s1k on April 17, 2012 at 4:39 PM

This conservative won’t vote for Romney.

you RINOS can suffer under Big Government for another four years.

JihadKiller1s1k on April 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

How many sock puppets do you Obama supporters have these days?

At some point you should all get together and have a drink.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

This conservative won’t vote for Romney.

you RINOS can suffer under Big Government for another four years.

JihadKiller1s1k on April 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Because, with Obama, we know we’re getting small gov’t, right? What?

changer1701 on April 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

That’s from Dave Weigel, who, along with Joshua Green, is snickering at the palpable hesitation about Romney in the first few replies here.

indeed, coming from Dave Weigel who’s a famously impartial journalist, oups, I meant journolist, it is indeed a serious reason to worry about it :-)…

jimver on April 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I had an uncomfortable argument with my brother in law this afternoon. I am still shaking from it, LOL..He is noway, nohow, not gonna happen, voting for Romney, despite my best effort. I am saddened to think there are millions like him.

shar61 on April 17, 2012 at 4:41 PM

How psyched are you about Mitt Romney?

posted at 4:16 pm on April 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

Why isn’t the question put to the House: How psyched are you that we, (a still center-right nation), have the possibility to send Obama back to Chicago?

Rovin on April 17, 2012 at 4:42 PM

The “time-share” salesman is a disaster!

Maybe 2016

jsunrise on April 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM

It depends on if, and how much Romney tacks away from Consevative principles by summer..

idesign on April 17, 2012 at 4:22 PM

It depends on which way the wind leads him.

kingsjester on April 17, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Exactly. No one is entitled to enthusiastic support; it has to be earned. I’m ABO all-the-way and have said many times that I will vote for Romney if he’s the nominee. But my level of enthusiasm and effort will be determined by Romney’s actions between now and election day.

Just Sayin on April 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM

So when Romney inevitably knifes the conservative faction in the back and flip-flop on the positions in the summer and fall and the conservatives call him on the carpet for it, I can expect some of the more fanatical supporters here to screech about it is treasonous?

It’s almost like you hate Barack so much you are willing to through away your principles to get him out of office by replacing him with someone who’s record is just as bad as he is.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Why isn’t the question put to the House: How psyched are you that we, (a still center-right nation), have the possibility to send Obama back to Chicago?

Rovin on April 17, 2012 at 4:42 PM

I just want to see the look on his stupid face when he has to give a concession speech.

Priceless.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Romney stinks, but he is not nearly as rancid as obama, so, I guess he’ll do (as if we have a choice). The future of America hangs in the balance – obama must go – let’s just hope that Romney is up to the task at hand. Enthusiasm for Romney will remain at rock bottom for the foreseeable future.

Pork-Chop on April 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

It’s almost like you hate Barack so much you are willing to through away your principles to get him out of office by replacing him with someone who’s record is just as bad as he is.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM

your delusions do not pass for reality…

jimver on April 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

“If you’re not sure about whether to support Mitt Romney,” he joked, “whether you’re liberal, or whether you’re very conservative, you ought to be excited, because he’s been on your side at one time or another.”

Sums things up quite nicely.

I’m ABO, but my excitement level is, shall we say, rather flat.

Bitter Clinger on April 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Reminds me of the story a famous NASCAR driver told a long time ago about his young life, he said when he was a young man working into racing he drove a tractor during the week so that every time he was in a race and wasn’t leading or didn’t have the proper motivation he remembered driving that old tractor in the 110 degree heat covered with dirt, 12 hours a day and thought about having to go back to that if his racing career didn’t take off or if he became lackadaisical.

He had a long successful racing career.

Its back to the tractor and worse if we lose.

Speakup on April 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Because, with Obama, we know we’re getting small gov’t, right? What?

changer1701 on April 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Right back at you. You really think we will have limited government with the guy who grew the government to unprecedented proportions in Mass.?

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

This conservative won’t vote for Romney.

JihadKiller1s1k on April 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Me neither.

I will vote for GOP Conservatives downticket, but not for Romney.

Norwegian on April 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

OMG!

owebama must go!

similar to the saying, “carthago delenda est!”

Dr. Demento on April 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

It’s almost like you hate Barack so much you are willing to through away your principles to get him out of office by replacing him with someone who’s record is just as bad as he is.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Nice try…

sandee on April 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

This unrealistic conservative won’t vote for Romney.

Fixed that for you, JihadKiller1s1k

Deano1952 on April 17, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Enthusiasm for Romney will remain at rock bottom for the foreseeable future.

Pork-Chop on April 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Personally, I’ve pretty happy about Mitt.

Could have been a train-wreck waiting to happen, like Santorum or Gingrich.

We need someone with business experience to turn around this economy, not a talker who’s done nothing but hang around government buildings their entire career.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Romney stinks, but he is not nearly as rancid as obama

Pork-Chop on April 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

The lesser-of-two-evils argument might work for most Republicans, but not with me.

Norwegian on April 17, 2012 at 4:47 PM

All across America right now, millions of hardcore radical moderates are quietly cheering their heads off because finally — FINALLY — the one person in America who might be less radical than Barack Hussein Obama has been found and presented for their approval.

Now they’re willing to give Romney a fair shot. Now that all the REAL radicals are out of the race, they’ll fairly and impartially let the media tell them who to vote for in this contest.

logis on April 17, 2012 at 4:47 PM

your delusions do not pass for reality…

jimver on April 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

A vapid response to a serious question. Unliek a lot of you, I don’t see removing Barack Obama as the ends. I see it as a mean to an ends. Barack Obama is just a smaller cog in the machinery that is the progressive movement.

I noticed that mankind consistently sacrifices the promise of the future for the petty comforts for today.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

You really think we will have limited government with the guy who grew the government to unprecedented proportions in Mass.?

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Sure, Massachussetts have a teeny-tiny government before bad ol’ Mitt got a hold of it.

Thanks for playing, Sockpuppet.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

The lesser-of-two-evils argument might work for most Republicans, but not with me.

Norwegian on April 17, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Because you’re neither a Republican nor conservative . . .

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

This conservative won’t vote for Romney.

you RINOS can suffer under Big Government for another four years.

JihadKiller1s1k on April 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Not sure I grasp your logic.

You don’t like Romney, that’s clear. So you want him to lose and want the Mitt-bots and the Establishment to “suffer under Big Government for another four years” (under Obama). But that seems to indicate that you think if Romney won, we might not have such a Big Government. So why not take the chance on him winning?

Bitter Clinger on April 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Any conservative who will not vote for Romney in November is either a liar, a bigot, or a fool.

writeblock on April 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Sure, Massachussetts have a teeny-tiny government before bad ol’ Mitt got a hold of it.

Thanks for playing, Sockpuppet.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Obfuscate, and if that doesn’t work, outright lie.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

galtani on April 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Nice to see Zombie on board.

Buy Danish on April 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

You could always try selling your candidate’s ideas and policies, instead of endlessly complaining about how it’s his opposition’s fault he’s having problems, and labelling even the mildest of criticisms like this as treason.

Doomberg on April 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Not singling you out personally, because I’ve seen this line of thought multiple times, but I wouldn’t mind a little consistency from the TrueCons. I’m fairly certain the term Tokyo Rove comes from the O’Donnell fracas where TurdBlossom was written off for eternity as a heretic by the far-right wing of the party for mild criticism of a candidate who was almost universally considered a clown after the general election.

As to your actual point, I wouldn’t try to sell steak to a vegetarian, so it’s a fruitless exercise to try and sell Romney to those who have already made it abundantly clear that they won’t support him to get back at the moderate wing of the party.

Client Number Nine on April 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

The election is lost, either way.

Focus on Congress.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Well, I have to ask those who won’t vote for mitt or bho, then who do you have in mind? If you stay at home and don’t vote for either one, who do YOU think will win re-election? I vote every time the polls are open on every city, state, and fed level and I feel it gives me the right to bit!h if my choice didn’t win. If you don’t vote, well, can or will you continue to bit!h because things aren’t going you way? Me thinks yes because of the stubborn nature of some?
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letget on April 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

No, they didn’t. But, then again, they didn’t have a state-run healthcare system, either.

kingsjester on April 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Sure, Massachussetts have a teeny-tiny government before bad ol’ Mitt got a hold of it.

Thanks for playing, Sockpuppet.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Actually, Romney grew the size of the Massachusetts state budget by a larger percentage than his successor, Obama-Clone Deval Patrick.

Norwegian on April 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Any conservative who will not vote for Romney in November is either a liar, a bigot, or a fool.

writeblock on April 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Any conservative that votes in November is a hypocrite pure and simple.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Sure, Massachussetts have a teeny-tiny government before bad ol’ Mitt got a hold of it.

Thanks for playing, Sockpuppet.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Excuses – you’re an excuse machine for the establishment.

Conservatives, no – AMERICANS deserve a better Republican party than one that’s PROMISED to cut government for 50 years and hasn’t done it a single time.

HondaV65 on April 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM

lotta kos kids in the crowd today isn’t there? too bad they can’t have all the snarky tag quotes to take up the space they reasonably fill with lucid commentary

DanMan on April 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Right back at you. You really think we will have limited government with the guy who grew the government to unprecedented proportions in Mass.?

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Possibly not. But, possibly, we might have a moratorium on the steroid-expansion of government we have had (and will continue to have) under Obama.

Bitter Clinger on April 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Thanks for playing, Sockpuppet.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Pot, meet Romney’s sockpuppet kettle…

idesign on April 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

The election is lost, either way.

Focus on Congress.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Yep.

Norwegian on April 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Any conservative who will not vote for Romney in November is either a liar, a bigot, or a fool.

writeblock on April 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Or someone who HATES THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT WITH EVERY FIBER OF HIS BEING.

Thanks for playing – now go vote for Willard McDole boy – the establishment OWNS your ass.

HondaV65 on April 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

We’ll remember you when they try to take our guns away.

bigdicksplace on April 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Mitt Romney has spoken so much anti-gun rhetoric over the years that I can’t tell if he’s more or less anti-gun than Obama, so cut the crap.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

How many sock puppets do you Obama supporters have these days?

At some point you should all get together and have a drink.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

…don’t they have to hold them by their heels at those port-a-potties?

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Any conservative who will not vote for Romney in November is either a liar, a bigot, or a fool.

writeblock on April 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Way to go. You just threw ideology and principles out the window for a guy with an “R” next to his name, regardless of his record. How despicable and cowardly.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Any conservative who will not vote for Romney in November is either a liar, a bigot, or a fool.

writeblock on April 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM
Any conservative that votes in November is a hypocrite pure and simple.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I notice you and your sockpuppet friends NEVER seem to have a bad word to say about Barack Obama.

Strange that is.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Possibly not. But, possibly, we might have a moratorium on the steroid-expansion of government we have had (and will continue to have) under Obama.

Bitter Clinger on April 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

In other words, we will have a better managed bloated government.

lotta kos kids in the crowd today isn’t there? too bad they can’t have all the snarky tag quotes to take up the space they reasonably fill with lucid commentary

DanMan on April 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Says those who are openly disdainful of conservatives and willing to treat them as cannon fodder for those sweet, sweet moderates.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

We’ll remember you when they try to take our guns away.

bigdicksplace on April 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Is that a threat – better be able to back it up cuz I bet you can’t!!

HondaV65 on April 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

The election is lost, either way.

Focus on Congress.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

…would appreciate it if we remembered the Senate.
I would like Harry Reid to have another office!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Well, I don’t be a House Conservative, I be a Field Conservative..

But I kin tell you I am so psyched that I could just sleep for the next 4 years, and dream that (if the nation survives that long) the GOP will finally anoint someone who doesn’t suck.

LegendHasIt on April 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I notice you and your sockpuppet friends NEVER seem to have a bad word to say about Barack Obama.

Strange that is.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

we do. we just don’t like the whole holding the gun to our head and forcing us to vote for the Republican version of Obama. It’s alright, he be a progressive but he’s OUR progressive, right?

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM

For emphasis, it is alright that Romney is a progressive if he is our progressive.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

What “principles” are conservatives defending by not voting for Romney? Pro-life? –Their non-vote strengthens Obama, the most pro-abortion president in history. Smaller government? Their non-vote would strengthen Obama who has expanded government more than any other president in history. Less spending? Their non-vote would strengthen Obama, the biggest presidential spendthrift in history. So what “principles” are you furthering other than your own spite?

writeblock on April 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

But I kin tell you I am so psyched that I could just sleep for the next 4 years, and dream that (if the nation survives that long) the GOP will finally anoint someone who doesn’t suck.

LegendHasIt on April 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Hopefully another four years of Obama will be enough to smack the GOP out of their big-government, high-spending stupor and push them, either actively or through their usual passive financial support, to back candidates with principles.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

we do. we just don’t like the whole holding the gun to our head and forcing us to vote for the Republican version of Obama. It’s alright, he be a progressive but he’s OUR progressive, right?

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Now you’re imagining guns are being held to your head.

Sounds like an Obama supporter to me.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM

The election is lost, either way.

Focus on Congress.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Thanks for the advice Harry, but I’ll pass.

Rovin on April 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Would I rather swallow a live, wriggling worm or a double-edged razor blade? The worm, I guess.

MadCon’s right, focus on congress to keep whomever’s in the white house as much in check as possible.

DrAllecon on April 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Watching “the mitt” talk is about as inspiring as watching paint dry,except with paint you at least have a idea what color it will end up.

jsunrise on April 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Not sure I grasp your logic.

Logic is hard.
ABRtard on April 1C, 2012 at E:4F PM

You don’t like Romney, that’s clear. So you want him to lose and want the Mitt-bots and the Establishment to “suffer under Big Government for another four years” (under Obama). But that seems to indicate that you think if Romney won, we might not have such a Big Government. So why not take the chance on him winning?

Bitter Clinger on April 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Logic is hard.
ABRtard on April 1C, 2012 at E:4F PM

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Gunlock Bill on April 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

writeblock on April 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

What “Conservative” principles have you and the other “Mitt supporters” been furthering by attacking Conservatives who have reservations about Conservatives who have expressed reservations on a Conservative site about voting for a flip-flippin’ Moderate?

kingsjester on April 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

I notice you and your sockpuppet friends NEVER seem to have a bad word to say about Barack Obama.

Strange that is.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

That’s because we’re not being asked to vote for Obama, as it’s never going to happen.

Instead, we’re being asked to vote for a socialist masquerading as a Republican, who spent years telling everyone he was progressive. So, yeah…we’ve got plenty to say about this pandering, pathetic empty suit.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

What “principles” are conservatives defending by not voting for Romney? Pro-life? –Their non-vote strengthens Obama, the most pro-abortion president in history. Smaller government? Their non-vote would strengthen Obama who has expanded government more than any other president in history. Less spending? Their non-vote would strengthen Obama, the biggest presidential spendthrift in history. So what “principles” are you furthering other than your own spite?

writeblock on April 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Romnney will FAIL – don’t you get it? This nation can’t survive another four years unless we get someone in there who’s willing to do the kind of things that tend to make Presidents – ONE TERM PRESIDENTS.

Romney ain’t got the balls.

When he fails – WE GET THE BLAME and the Dims go back into office, this time for GENERATIONS.

By God man – didn’t you see how things went when the GOP establishment ran the government from 2000 – 2006? Runaway spending – new entitlement programs (medicare part d – unfunded!) No child left behind … blah blah blah.

They didn’t even have the balls to take the Freddie and Fannie fight to the wall against the Dims because they were afraid of losing votes.

We got Obama – BECAUSE OF BUSH AND THE ESTABLIHMENT.

We will get WORSE the next time this god forsaken establishment fails.

No thanks. I’m voting Obama – then I’ll go home and wait for USA version 2.0 whatever that is!

HondaV65 on April 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Now you’re imagining guns are being held to your head.

Sounds like an Obama supporter to me.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Apparently the metaphor went completely over your head. Not surprising.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Sounds like an Obama supporter to me.

NoDonkey on April 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Anyone who even says this anymore is such a joke it’s not even worth laughing anymore.

It’s so amazing watching so-called conservatives accuse their peers of ideological dishonesty just because we won’t vote for your pathetic f**king engineer of ObamaCare.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Possibly not. But, possibly, we might have a moratorium on the steroid-expansion of government we have had (and will continue to have) under Obama.

Bitter Clinger on April 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

In other words, we will have a better managed bloated government.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

It’s hardly the outcome I would prefer, but it beats four more years of Obama.

Bitter Clinger on April 17, 2012 at 5:05 PM

No thanks. I’m voting Obama – then I’ll go home and wait for USA version 2.0 whatever that is!

HondaV65 on April 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Don’t vote for that clown. How can any conservative live with themselves actually voting for him?

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

When he fails – WE GET THE BLAME and the Dims go back into office, this time for GENERATIONS.

This is precisely what I mean about sacrificing the promise of the future for present comforts. With Obama we would get 4 more years and then a good republican candidate. With Romney we would get 4-8 years of a milqetoast administration that doesn’t do a damn thing about the mess we are in and then another progressive even worse than Obama gets elected. And that is the best case scenario at this point.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Obamo or mitt
choose your slime.

jsunrise on April 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Sorry, I fell asleep watching the video. Did anyone make it all the way through?

Fallon on April 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

I’m getting fed up with this attitude that Romney is as bad as Obama. That is just asinine. You’re trying to make it a self-fulfilling prophecy. You’ve ginned up so much hatred that every nit-picking criticism gets amplified and everything he says right gets ignored. If this keeps up and the GOP loses, I’m done with the Tea Party, because this is not what it was about to divide the GOP and assure Obama another term.

The election does not occur in the conservative echo chamber. With the press in the tank for Obama, if anything it occurs in a liberal one.

So Mitt Romney is not your tailor-made candidate? It’s a good thing, because nobody as easy to bash as Sarah Palin or Rick Santorum could get elected. Either would be fine with me, but I don’t think either could get elected or work well with Congress. Mitt Romney is an ideal candidate to do the job ahead of cutting government and spending, and the distrust is just childish. Calling him the worst possible nominee and a liar are the artifacts of a tough primary that wasn’t in the cards for anyone else from the outset. It demonstrates that you can’t win a national contest with a pickup campaign. Newt and Rick had a Cinderella plan, but it didn’t work because they couldn’t match his fundraising and organization. It had nothing to do with his being corrupt or dishonest. GET OVER IT!

flataffect on April 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM

This is precisely what I mean about sacrificing the promise of the future for present comforts. With Obama we would get 4 more years and then a good republican candidate. With Romney we would get 4-8 years of a milqetoast administration that doesn’t do a damn thing about the mess we are in and then another progressive even worse than Obama gets elected. And that is the best case scenario at this point.

eva3071 on April 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

This, this, and also this.

As I’ve said more times than I can remember…

This s**t is chess, it ain’t checkers.

MadisonConservative on April 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM

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