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★★ the Foolishness of the GOP and why they will lose the election with John McCain ~analysis

I think it's funny and somewhat ironic that the Republicans kicked out Mitt Romney to give John McCain a better shot for his campaign and the general election. With the "inevitable" rise of McCain as the nominee (decided only halfway through the election process), the Republican party felt they needed the extra time to "unite" the party.

Newsflash GOP!! If you actually have to work to unite your own party, how the hell do you think you're going to beat the other party in the general election?

Fearing a brokered Republican Convention, the GOP was too quick to assume that the Democrats would unite behind one candidate in the primaries, and figured their John McCain strategy would ensure a win. But look what happened!

The Democrats now find themselves in a tougher position, torn between two equally strong candidates. Meanwhile, the Republicans face a mess of resentment within their own party as they try to force an obviously unacceptable and guaranteed loser candidate on their supporters. The resentment seems to grow daily as new voices like the Vietnam Veterans spring up in opposition and conservatives continue to grumble.

Ironically, Republicans would have been better off AND in a better position overall if they had kept Romney in the race (you know, instead of threatening, bribing, and making back-room deals against and over the voice of the people).

Yes, if Romney had stayed in the race the votes/support would have been split four ways. However, a four way split is much much better than a two way split over two equally strong, viable, and powerful choices as in the case of the Democrats. It's much harder to unite the forces of 2 opposing sides, than 4 sides that share many similarities.

The Republicans would have been smart to let the process play out naturally. As the election continued, eventually one of two things would have happened. One candidate or more would have decided that they were not winning like they expected or wanted so they would drop out, narrowing the field (notice this was already in process as candidates like Thompson and Guiliani dropped out). Or, the candidates would have stayed equally strong and ended up in a brokered convention, where a compromise HAS to be made. Either way, had they chosen one of these routes, the GOP would have been able to avoid the resentment they now are plagued with. People do not like having their choices selected for them, especially when the selection is one they generally dislike and one that does not represent or stand for the same values (as is the case with John McCain). If candidates dropped out on their own accord, people would have accepted it and turned towards their next choice. Thus, the voters would have made compromises ON THEIR OWN, rather than have those compromises made for them.

Either of the possible outcomes mentioned above would have been much much healthier for the party than the option being played out now. The "unification" that the GOP is now struggling with would have played out naturally through process of debate and individual compromise. Had this happened there would have been a lot more talk about return to party principles and the basic conservative beliefs, thus renewing the life of the party and strengthening its base support and enthusiasm.... Thus there also would have been much more optimism and strong support behind whichever candidate emerged the victor... all heading into a historic election.

But Republicans didn't go with the smart and logical system that is the election. The primary election process is set up to naturally take care of possible problems on its own. As candidates drop out, the support shifts to another, thus strengthening support behind one candidate and the party as a whole. This process would then continue until everyone was united behind one candidate, and the decision to do so made by their own choice. There is no need to meddle with and manipulate this process as the Republicans did.

The best part is, the GOP supposedly pushed McCain into "front-runner" status to give them a lead against the Democrats. Basically, the Republicans could have had it all, a unified party, a good, strong candidate, and an edge over the Democrats. Unless their only reason to push McCain ahead was to continue Bush/Neo-Conservative policies. If so, then that was an even worse decision seeing as 75% of Americans hate those policies. It leaves one to speculate and wonder if the Republicans even want to win the election. In reality, most of us know it doesn't really matter who wins this election considering how similar most of the candidates are on the issues and their ties to special interests.

Regardless of their intentions, as a result of their actions, Republicans are now being forced to waste their time "uniting" the party, doing damage control, and pushing a candidate that nobody really likes. All on account of their foolish decision. John McCain is a doomed candidate for this reason (not to mention his platform), and even with the situation with the democrats, he doesn't stand a chance. It wouldn't matter if he had a whole year extra to campaign and "unite" his support, he will not win.



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It Doesn't Matter to Them

The leadership of both parties are more interested in making sure a CFR approved candidate wins, than a member of their party. We saw this in 1964 when the Republican Party (specifically, the Rockefeller Wing of the Party) sabotaged the campaign of Barry Goldwater. The Republican leadership will run an unpopular candidate like McCain, rather than allow a Constitutionalist to get the nomination. That way, the CFR wins regardless of which party prevails.

I think you

are right on. The GOP is trying to throw the election to let the elites get what they really want.

"conservatives continue to grumble."

ALL OF my conservative friends - ANTI-war and PRO-war alike are INFURIATED! - grumbling is putting it MILDLY!!! I had a neo-con friend email me (knowing I support RP ) and said there are now 4 liberals running and it's not even worth voting in November! - I also asked another neocon friend who would he pick NOW ... McCain or RP and he said he would vote for RP in a heartbeat over McCain.... - he's not overly fond of RP's foreign policy but domestically they all know he's right on the money!

"Many of us agree that you and I have no right to use coercion against people who don't owe us anything. The same prohibition applies to groups of people who constitute the government. The reason is simple: unjust acts do not become just when legalized. "

"Many of us agree that you and I have no right to use coercion against people who don't owe us anything. The same prohibition applies to groups of people who constitute the government. The reason is simple: unjust acts do not become just when legalized. "

How perfect is THAT comment!!

Scum rises to the top! BRAVO

Good article - Not sure if you are the author? But very very true. I've been listening to Rush to see when the "tide" would turn towards "We really have no choice" - I will never vote for McCain. NEVER

With so many people feeling this way, and with the ration of Dems to Reps voting like 4 to 1 - I cant see how McCain will ever win.

Previously known as DCALIFANO

Previously known as DCALIFANO

yes, I did write it.

yes, I did write it.

LOL

I'm glad you liked it. I've dealt with scum all my life.
But really, judging from how Ingraham, Beck, Coulter, and Rush and others are all in a knot over this, the GOP already knows what they have done by annointing McCain.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Makes one wonder...

What with all these big-mouth GOP conservative TV commentators tearing McCrazy to pieces - yet he (suppossedly, given the Diabold scandal) is the clear favorite among idiot GOP voters. Maybe Rush et al don't have anywhere near the influence we are led to believe they do.

marlow

marlow

McCain is the most ardent for globalism

This is why he prevailed even with no money and a basically dead campaign in July.

McCain (scum rises to the top) is the most ardent of the GOPers when it comes to 'world federalism'. Look that up. Notice I did not say world government, the new world order or any other phrase people might not understand. World federalism is just the description of how the US is becoming a 'state' under the global auspices of the United Nation's dream of a supra-national government which is why they want to erase the borders so Mexican citizens can cross back and forth just like we go from NH to Mass and back every day.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

GOP want to lose

Cynical I ain't. The GoP want to lose as others have said. That gives them the chance to blame the Democrats for the next few years so they can say the NWO has to kick in to save the world. The Dems will agree and voters will vote for anything in future to change the political landscape. As stated before-the show is being run by a shadow movement and Ron Paul is the only person who can change the course already plotted. It's them and us.

'I always think of all you canvassors and precinct leaders at the front line.
Good luck out there &Thank you. It's appreciated'.-fip -U.K

'I always thank of all you canvassors and precinct leaders and delegates who were at the front line and caucuses.
Good luck out there &Thank you. You're a gift.

we owe it to our children to do as much as possible

if the rest of you will not take no for an answer we are in the same boat.
and we have a chance to take the party back! Just like Abe!

The REAL powers that be don't care

To the Trilateral's, CFR, Bilderbergers, Illuminati, et al, any one of their chosen flunkies will do. Demorats or Republicunts… all the same as long as THEY pick the winner. Don't you get it? It is all an illusion.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." Samuel Adams

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”― Henry David Thoreau

I agree... ..

Are the votes Honestly(no) counted? Louisana was a big fraud...and so on.
It's kind of like Pro-Wrestling: They know the set up, the winner..they just got to put on a show for the next month or so, to make it look like there's a real struggle to get to the top spot...undfortuantely, Pro-Wrestling set ups do not hurt you, since we all know the score, it's openly known ot be rigged.

If this were an honest election, Ron Paul would have had the Caucus sown up in Louisana...and posted higher in many other states, maybe won 2-3 more.

I wonder if there ever was an honest National Election for President?
Local elections are most likely honest...but national?

Ask Kerry if he thought 2004 was rigged(or he knew, but went along with the program, and put on a public act of anger?).

We know caucuses and NH, etc, were thrown/not handled right.

Good Analysis.....

If McShame wins,it will set the cause of liberty and limited government back 200 years...But I don't think we have to worry about that...

Ron Paul'08

It's the "War thing."

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As a vet, a POW and an all-around tough cookie, McCain represents a red-hot 1956 candidate. Add the above to his towering ego and sanctimonious rhetoric, you have a throwback of staggering proportions. And yet... the press and most of the citizens do not see this at all.

I think, if we have any mission as RP supporters, it is to clue as many people in to two facts: 1) The country is borrowing money from Communist China to pay for the war and they own $1 trillion of this nation; 2) It was never our fight to begin with.

Ron Paul's ideas are the only sensible ones. Stop the war, stop the debt to China. Spend some money here on our own borders. There is more, but that's a good starting point.

Nice post.

Frankly I hope McCain stubs his toe and that Mr. Zapruder is there with his camera.
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Soros Might Be Behind McCain

As he has contributed to his 2000 campaign. www.campaignmoney.com
McCain's soul is owned by the elite so he must pay the piper.

The Republicrat party is delightfully delusional as it also pays the piper his due whilst it sells us down the river to slavery. Pity all those who had a chance to open their eyes who were blindly subservient to "the Party" and their own demise! What will their excuse be when our scorn shows all the hucksters, cheats and malevolents for what they really are. They don't deserve the freedom they deny their fellow Americans when they ridicule, lie about, malign, censor and marginalize the ONLY person running for office that wants their freedom as well as for those who bravely fight the battles with him.

I wonder what all these people have against the United States Constitution and Ron Paul's strict observance of it?

"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom." Patrick Henry

Not 'might' but 'is'

Soros was the reason for McCain/Feingold to limit campaign contributions. Meanwhile Soros planted hundreds of groups with his own money and bought the Democratic party. I guess he's bought John McCain too.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

They narrowed it down to McCain

Because they are trying to get him over the delegate count and not go brokered BECAUSE of Dr. Paul. That is what this was all about. They are trying to polarize away from Paul. They are not worried about the dems or saving the GOP. They are simply warring against Paul. Now that they screwed it up and did it artificially, like you said, if the would just get to more debates, we would get the people on our side. But notice how the debates have come to a screeching halt. No more debates because Paul would get too much time and he gains great strides every time they have to put him on the air. They are simply tiptoeing around Paul.

We NEED debates. Where are they. We gotta have them NOW. How can we get them. We gotta have them NOW.

I agree

I agree with you but the one thing that surprised me was that they narrowed it down to McCain instead of Romney.
I guess it's because Romney is younger and will have other chances.
I also think McCain's nomination will please and thrill his proud little family group
(While pinning it on some blood was spilled)
and so it was planned he command.....

Very good reading!

Nice post!

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:22)

I'm starting to think this

I'm starting to think this could be the end of the GOP

We ARE the GOP

That is why I would like to see YOU blogging there. You are articulate, intelligent, and get your points across. www.gopbloggers.org and blogsforvictory.com might be good outlets for you. We are starving for enthusiasm there and a lot are coming to the realization that Dr. Paul is our man! You may not find a way to start threads right away, but you can post comments and get dialogue going. These are the people we need to reach most at this point. Just remember to use the "we" and "our" when referring to "us" and our party. Cheers and happy blogging.
Robert Taft

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"Aggressive wars, income taxes, national IDs, domestic spying, torture regimes, secret prisons, Federal Reserve manipulation -- we don't have to take it any more." -- Ron Paul

"Starving for enthusiasm there"

Everybody is starving for enthusiasm except the Ron Paul camp. The mainstream media, old media, is doing their hachet job and the GOP is in bed with them.

"and a lot are coming to the realization that Dr. Paul is our man!"

Boy you people sure are slow to wake up.

Ron Paul is the only one who can beat the Democrats.

thanks! maybe I will do

thanks! maybe I will do that.

Please do!

I was just thinking of copying and pasting your post and sending it to GOP headquarters! Great reading, Daniel, get it out there!

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
- Plato

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
- Plato

Yes

Because it was infiltrated by the neocons and has been stolen from normal conservatives by lying media. Look at all the media neocons. Everyone has listened to them for years as if they are gods-like Rush and Hannity. The GOP and DEMs are one party. Period.

How in the world do we educate the people all at one time? I keep saying we will be governed by the UN and that seems to work, but for me, only one at a time and we need to tell the whole populace.

well, it seems to me the

well, it seems to me the only things that really separate them now are the social issues like gay marriage and abortion... otherwise they're the same... they both spend like crazy... and occasionally the republicans will throw in mediocre tax cuts.

anyone else?

anyone else?

anyone else?

anyone else?

Great Insight

Talk about hitting the nail on the head. I frequent the GOP blogsites, particularly the Blogs for Victo(R)y site, and have seen a defeatist trend there. We need to bring our enthusiasm to their sites and perhaps we can get some support there to rally behind our "champion of the Constitution." It seems to me that it is ultimately up to us to unify our party to rally around a WINNER. We all know that Dr. Paul is the only candidate who is genuine and offers the POSITIVE change we need. It is high time to get the GOP'ers on board, as they seem to be as largely disaffected by recent developments and McCain's prospects as we are.
I would urge you to blog the GOP sites with sensible, inspirational and motivational rhetoric designed to bring them together in support of a winning platform. Blogs for victory!
Long live the Republic ! !
Go Ron Paul ! ! !

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"Aggressive wars, income taxes, national IDs, domestic spying, torture regimes, secret prisons, Federal Reserve manipulation -- we don't have to take it any more." -- Ron Paul

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this has been suggested to us to use as a tactic...

by a blogger...it may have been posted at ron paul radio...

go to others blogs, engage them in intelligent discussion and use your powers of persuasion to win them over to our side.