At This Rate Obama Wins By Forfeit!

The first GOP Presidential debate is coming up and the GOP still hasn’t fielded a candidate capable of winning against Obama. If a Republican candidate (with at least a chance of winning) doesn’t soon toss his or her hat into the ring, Obama wins by forfeit… of a sort.

Honestly, it is becoming depressing! The candidates, I personally could support, all seem to be sitting 2012 out and waiting on 2016. The problem with that strategy is – there may not be a country to be President of by 2016!

My southern experience tells me, southerners enjoy the show Mr. Trump is providing, but we don’t take him seriously as an honest to goodness candidate – even if he decides to run.

Mr. Romney cannot carry the southern states. Why? A couple of things: RomnyCare is one reason. It is considered a form of Obamacare. It has been referred to as ObamaCare Lite. The second reason… well, let me put it this way: Do you really expect Southern Baptists to vote for a Mormon? Hey, it is an honest question based on my experience. I was reared in a Southern Baptist home. I became Lutheran in my mid-twenties and today I am considered a “recovering Baptist.”

Look, I could tick them all off, but suffice it to say, as a southerner, I am not enthused about any of them and I do not see, hear, or feel, any excitement amongst my fellow southern Americans for any candidate, or would-be candidate, in the current field.

Over the weekend, the New York Times suggested “Republicans Are Pursuing a Wider Field for 2012 Race.” (Read the article HERE.) I beg to disagree with that. Well, sort of. It is not a wider field we are looking for. It is a winning candidate. We are tired of the same old faces, the same old, “It’s my turn” plea, and the same old ambivalent promises. We yearn for a fresh face with a strong character, leadership skills, and someone who will cut through the smoke and haze and “tell it like it is!”

With the first GOP debate coming up later this week -- we STILL don’t know who will be on the panel of candidates! This is no way to inspire confidence in neither GOP supporters nor fear in the democrats. It is a sign of weakness right from the git-go. And THAT is depressing!

Telling it like it is in plain, simple language, even though some of his language is, uh, shall we say, “colorful,” is the reason why Donald Triumph has made such headway in the polls.

I could add: “Moderates and RINOS Need Not Apply.” Not this time, anyway. There is a grassroots movement of conservatives just waiting to throw their considerable support behind a hardcore conservative Republican candidate and the sooner the better. But where is he/she? Where?

I really think it is a mistake for qualified GOP candidates to sit out 2012. The country is in serious trouble. It will only get worse if Obama is not sent packing and a general house cleaning of the various agencies such as the EPA, the FCC, … well, heck, ALL of them by a new conservative President with the assistance of a GOP Congress is undertaken on day one of the new presidency.

Another thing: There is not as much money out here in the hinterlands as there has been in campaign cycles past. Sure, the money will begin flowing -- AFTER the candidates are announced and the field is set.

We know the Obama people have the money and they have home field advantage with his incumbency. We are at half time. The GOP took the first half but they can’t win the game if they only win the first half! Not in the game of politics.

Conservatives are waiting for a candidate they can rally around. So far that candidate has not stepped forward. So, we are still waiting, keeping our powder dry, just waiting, and waiting.

The longer conservatives wait the more certain it becomes that some will simply turn away in disgust and sit out the election in 2012.

May Providence forgive America for what we did to this country in 2006 and 2008. We can at least TRY to redeem ourselves in 2012… but … NOT THIS WAY!

Posted by J. D. Longstreet at May 2, 2011 3:47 AM
Comments
Comment #322646

Please learn to fix your posts like everyone else does. No one deserves the whole damn page.

Posted by: womanmarine at May 2, 2011 6:30 AM
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JD what are you complaining about? You have the pick of the litter of hard core conservatives. Santorum, Palin, Huckabee, Barber, Cain and Bachmann come to mind. Maybe you need to start a draft Tancredo campaign. Of course they couldn’t get the birth certificate released so perhaps they don’t have what it takes on the serious issues like the Trump does. Oh wait a minute, it’s not a circus so we don’t need no clowns, do we. Hard core conservatives without the grease paint that will be hard, if not impossible.

Better settle for moderate repubs if you want a change in the oval office. People have had their fill of the class of 2010 Governors and HOR.


Posted by: j2t2 at May 2, 2011 10:09 AM
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Santorum, Huckabee, Barber, Palin are moderates. Bachman more conservative. Cain is the only hard core conservative and a darn good one at that.

Posted by: tom humes at May 2, 2011 10:55 AM
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womanmarine

Did you ever tell SD to do the same? I personally did not think it was that long.

JDL

Keep on keeping on.

Posted by: tom humes at May 2, 2011 10:57 AM
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J.D. you will have to wait in line, because God hasn’t forgiven us yet for electing GWB, TWICE! He has let us know it to, 9/ll, Katrina, collapse of the economy. What does it take to convince you? A bolt of lightning?

What is fair for the goose is fair for the gander.

Playing out your Confederate fantasy, General Longstreet?

Look out your window, your candidate is driving by in a pickup. See the flag in the back window? Or, do you prefer J.E.B.?

That home field advantage is looking a little better.

God loves the President and he wants him to try to do good. That is how he feels about all of us and most of us try to do good, but sometimes we fall short, like I have just done.

Posted by: jlw at May 2, 2011 11:37 AM
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Look, mister, your party did a great deal of harm to this country, its economy, and its standing in the world before 2006 and 2008.

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’re right about how harmful us Democrats are, and what damage we’re doing.

Well, the principle reasons the Republicans lost those election, were that despite everything, despite all their rhetoric, their policies were practical failures. Though they insisted they could win a war, they failed to, and even three years after Bush was gone from office, we’re still in there to some extent. They insisted that they knew best how to run an economy, and they failed miserably at it, the derivatives market they fought to keep dark and secretive almost killing the economy.

So long as Republicans fail to govern from practical, rather than political first principles, as long as they count on being able to coast on the reputation their party built under Reagan, Republicans are going to remain their worst enemy when it comes to keep Democrats out of office.

Republicans can’t screw up so badly, even if their ideas are right, and still expect people to follow them. Conversely, if the Democrat’s policies translate into better results, nobodys’ going to ignore that forever.

Posted by: Stephen Daugherty at May 2, 2011 12:02 PM
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“Santorum, Huckabee, Barber, Palin are moderates.”

Right Tom, that explains why many on the far right mistakenly believe Obama is a socialist. You are giving moderates a bad name by associating this crew with them. It is interesting just how far we as a country have swung to the right since the days of Eisenhower. Back then the John Birch Society thought President Eisenhower was a communist, but they were considered to be radical and fascist by William F. Buckley. Of course they still are authoritarian and fascist but not considered radical by those on the right. How far we have fallen.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/santorum_2012.html


Posted by: j2t2 at May 2, 2011 12:10 PM
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j2t2

The JBS never called Eisenhower a communist. Robert Welch, the founder of JBS wrote a book called “The Blue Book” and in there he left the reader with three options on Eisenhower. One of the options read “he was a conscious agent of the communist conspiracy”. The JBS as an organization never took a position formally. Buckley was not a conservative as many try to label him so. There are many people who hang the shingle out reading “practicing conservative” but when you get past the front door. They are not what they say they are. Just like the sign in front of the THERAPIST doctor, broke into two pieces during a storm. The new sign read THE RAPIST. That joke is fitting to politicians today on both sides of the political spectrum.

I encourage you to read THE BLUE BOOK by Robert Welch. It is understandable that you would not agree with him, but what he has to say does have some clarity to it that should be heeded.

Posted by: tom humes at May 2, 2011 12:23 PM
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S.D. Both Democrats and Republicans did damage to this country, economy, and standing in the world. Right now neither parties policies are translating into better results for this country, so maybe it is time to give a third party a shot at running things.

Posted by: KAP at May 2, 2011 12:40 PM
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That’s funny Tom, Buckley said the same thing about the JBS.

“Buckley and his editors used his magazine to define the boundaries of conservatism—and to exclude people or ideas or groups they considered unworthy of the conservative title.[35] Therefore he attacked Ayn Rand, the John Birch Society, George Wallace and anti-Semites, while being ambiguous about white supremacy.”


“The JBS never called Eisenhower a communist.”

Tom technically your right, it was the founder of the JBS that called President Eisenhower a communist and meant it.

“Then, with respect to Eisenhower, from page 279 of the 1963 published edition of The Politician: “In the third stage the Communists have installed in the Presidency a man who, for whatever reasons, appears intentionally to be carrying forward Communist aims… With regard to this third man, Eisenhower, it is difficult to avoid raising the question of deliberate treason.”“

But it was the JBS that considered Reagan, yes that Reagan to be to liberal.

“…but its political views limited its ability to form alliances with other groups (even other anti-Communists like Richard Nixon and, to a lesser extent, Ronald Reagan, were denounced by the Society as being too liberal)”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Welch,_Jr.

But my point stands. The radical ultra right extremism of Welch, the JBS, and Ayn Rand are mainstream conservatism today. We have fallen quite a ways into the authoritarian abyss of conservatism and are suffering the consequences of this faulty ideology to this day.

Posted by: j2t2 at May 2, 2011 1:52 PM
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When SD begins a comment with “Look, Mister” I usually don’t read any further. I would guess this salutation is meant to instill fear and that SD is going to be tough.

I don’t see a winning Republican candidate for president at this time either. And yet, there is still time for one to step up and whip “Dear Leader’s” butt. obama has many more negatives than positives and can only snatch victory from the jaws of defeat if Republicans fall back on some of the wannabes from the last election.

For me, it is more important for Republicans/Conservatives to hold the house and capture the senate. This looks quite likely and in that event, obama can sit as a lame duck in the White House, play golf, play basketball and take endless vacations. No one would notice or care.

Posted by: Royal Flush at May 2, 2011 2:08 PM
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I feel the same as you RF re/SD’s salutation of “Look Mister”:) I also find marinewoman’s statement very odd.

I like Cain and I also like Chris Christy, but he has said he won’t run. They both seem to not be afraid of the libs. The problem with Repubs is when they get to DC, they change. When they find out they are not going to get invited to the blue blood cocktail parties unless they become RHINO’s, something happens to them. Something idiotic. And then there is always the desire to please the MSM, and not have bad things written about them. Of course we can remember the darling of the press, McCain, fell from grace. And then there is Trump, also a darling at one time; I bet he is wondering what happened.

Palin and Bachmann are doing a good job just talking about Obama, they would be lightening rods if they ran. I agree with Longstreet re/Romney. He is not electable for the two reasons given. Huckabee is not a strong conservative, although he would draw the evangelical vote. I’m not sure that the left would be able to attack him as they do others. I don’t trust Trump to follow through, he reminds me of Perot.

I really like Herman Cain and would vote for him in a minute, even though he is a racist:

“”They call me racist too just because I disagree with a President who happens to be black,”

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/herman-cain-to-cpac-stupid-people-are-ruining-america.php

Posted by: Conservativethinker at May 2, 2011 6:13 PM
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Cheney is still available.

The best thing Obama has going for him is that he is underestimated by the right. This guy beat Hillary and John.
How many on the right thought he could do that.

He has the bully pulpit back now and he might just shove it down Boehner’s throat.

Man, I’m tired, I stayed up all night silk screening OBAMA GOT OSAMA tee shirts.

Posted by: jlw at May 2, 2011 6:48 PM
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Tonight I’m doing Osama’s picture: WANTED DEAD OR DEAD.

Posted by: jlw at May 2, 2011 6:53 PM
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Hey, do any of you remember how OBama said that if he had knowledge that Osama was in Pakistan he would go on in and take him out? And how every Republican who ever thought about running for president went ahead and made long televised speeches about how dumb and dangerous that would be?

Think those videos are still on the intertubes? ;-)

Posted by: Max at May 2, 2011 9:25 PM
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Tom Humes:

Unless reminded, he leaves the whole thing on the Watchblog front page. Just like the next one that’s up there now.

Posted by: womanmarine at May 3, 2011 6:52 AM
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Man, I’m tired, I stayed up all night silk screening OBAMA GOT OSAMA tee shirts.

Posted by: jlw at May 2, 2011 06:48 PM

Thanks for the heads-up jlw. Now we know where obama really was on all those vacations. He was dressed in camo clothing carrying his trusty sniper rifle hunting Osama. I have it on good authority that obama can hit a human eyeball at one mile with his rifle accuracy.

Posted by: Royal Flush at May 3, 2011 1:22 PM
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Royal, I heard that Obama can shoot the eye ball off a flea at 50 yards.

I don’t doubt for a second that had Bush gotten bin Laden, there would have been BUSH GOT OSAMA tee shirts. Perhaps you would have bought one.

Instead, you should be wearing a tee shirt saying BUSH LET OSAMA ESCAPE, because someone in the White House gave the orders that allowed that to happen.

I guess we didn’t have a general in our military that was as capable directing operations in the field as Cheney or Rumsfeld were at directing them from the White House.

There is a big difference in issuing directives to the military and allowing the military to use it’s expertise to carry out those directives as opposed to political leaders insisting on telling the military how to do their job.

General to Bush “We are over Pakistan.” Bush to General ” Ok, let me know when you land and I, Dick, or Rummy will tell you what to do next.”

That is the difference between this Administration and the previous one.

Did you buy one of those MISSION ACCOMPLISHED tee shirts back in 2003?

Posted by: jlw at May 3, 2011 3:11 PM
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Did you buy one of those MISSION ACCOMPLISHED tee shirts back in 2003?

Posted by: jlw at May 3, 2011

No, but I did watch President Bush land a jet on the deck of a carrier. To compare Bush and obama, well…I did see obama fly a kite.

Posted by: Royal Flush at May 3, 2011 5:04 PM
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Royal, that was a good one. Perhaps the pilot should have let him try it. His daddy landed on air craft carriers, but Bush was a silver spooned Air National Guard trainee that was never certified. There were times when he showed up so drunk that his ground crew wouldn’t allow him to get in the plane.

Posted by: jlw at May 3, 2011 10:45 PM
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No, but I did watch President Bush land a jet on the deck of a carrier. To compare Bush and obama, well…I did see obama fly a kite.

You just displayed why so many have problems believing anything you say, flush. Your lies seem to flow so easily. And I’d be willing to bet that you were just tickled silly with yourself when you typed that one out. Pathetic !!!!

Posted by: jane doe at May 4, 2011 12:30 AM
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CNN reported that President Bush did fly the plane but didn’t land it on the carrier. Nit-picking seems to be a liberal pastime.

Besides a kite, what has obama flown and in what military did he serve, even for a moment?

Posted by: Royal Flush at May 4, 2011 12:28 PM
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You just struggle to tell the truth…….and ultimately lose the battle!!

Rear Adm. John Kelly, commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln battle group, told a television interviewer Thursday morning that the pilot ferrying the president onto the carrier “has flown through extraordinary pressure in support of combat operations for months now. I am very confident that he’ll do a great job.”

Taken from this site: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,85711,00.html

Bush did not fly the plane………

Posted by: jane doe at May 4, 2011 2:11 PM
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“Bush said he did take a turn at piloting the craft.

“Yes, I flew it. Yeah, of course, I liked it,” said Bush, who was an F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard after graduating from Yale University in 1968.”

http://articles.cnn.com/2003-05-01/politics/bush.carrier.landing_1_bush-speech-observation-deck-flight-deck?_s=PM:ALLPOLITICS

Get a life Jane.

Posted by: Royal Flush at May 4, 2011 5:36 PM
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Don’t know if bush flew the plane and don’t care but we do know he flew the economy into the ground and only the bankers survived the crash.

Posted by: Jeff at May 4, 2011 6:47 PM
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What are you talking about? NObama’s approval rating is way down in the low 40s. Any republican would beat him in a landslide. Palin, Bachmann or O’Donnell would be good choices. They’re a tad on the moderate side, but we don’t want to be seen as nutjobs. You can tell how intelligent they are just from the way they talk (We’d all be in trouble if Mr. Teleprompter had half of their communication skills). I don’t think God would have a problem with a woman president as long as there’s a man in the VP slot… Women do need looking after after all.

After the obviously photoshopped birth certificate fiasco, Slowbama tried to distract the people by “killing” Bin Laden. But since he offered no proof whatsoever, the American people aren’t going to be fooled again. His numbers have no where to go but down.

I think your forgetting we’re getting important work done in spite of Bambi. The republican house past a huge anti-abortion bill just today, that will keep the “president” from spending any more of the people’s money on baby-killing. I’d still like to see women being punished for abortions, but at least we took a step in the right direction.

It’s time to focus on individual freedom. The biggest blocks to freedom in this country are also (surprise, surprise) some of the government’s biggest money pits. If we can just eliminate the “Big Four” (FDA, EPA, OSHA, and NPR), the election will be no contest at all. Real Americans don’t want to pay for liberal agencies designed to hurt free trade and therefor the economy, let alone a government run liberal propaganda network.

But there’s more work to be done. Ending taxes on corporations! Closing tax loopholes on the lazy poor, many of whom currently pay no taxes at all! Ending federal funding for states that allow gay “marriage”! This is the kind of reform that America wants to see! This is the stuff that will win us a landslide in 2012!

Posted by: freenation at May 4, 2011 11:24 PM
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freenation, aren’t you just a bright ray of sunshine…..NOT!!! You’ve definitely been under that bridge too long, honing your troll skills to realize that you’re way off-base with your comments. Your “choices” of Palin, Bachman or Odonnel cement the case for you to be considered certifiable. The three of them together still don’t qualify for one brain.

Posted by: jane doe at May 5, 2011 2:26 AM
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“Santorum, Huckabee, Barber, Palin are moderates. Bachman more conservative. Cain is the only hard core conservative and a darn good one at that.”
Seriously ? Losers all. Especially Zio McCain !

Posted by: Oberver at May 28, 2011 2:00 PM
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