Call to Action: Conservatives, Tea Party Must Make Stand in Florida

Conservative Stand?

The media is so completely in the tank for Romney in Florida that I must admit I have never seen anything like this in a GOP primary.  Certainly, we have seen it in a general election, as we need go no further than 2008 to see these tactics being used, but this time, the Republican establishment is pulling out all the stops while rank and file conservatives and Tea Party folk are fighting for their survival.  Make no mistake about it, ladies and gentlemen, as more is at stake in Florida than the Republican nomination. If the establishment is able to push or drag their boy Mitt over the finish line, they will claim “it’s all over” and that the Tea Party and the conservative base of the party is irrelevant.  If you haven’t noticed already, all of this is being pushed by insiders who want to retain the control of the party, and to wrest it from you.

I realize that as Sarah Palin pointed out recently, Newt Gingrich is a “flawed vessel” like any of them, but the truth is that at the moment, he is the only hope for staving off a Romney victory, and while I don’t usually make a vote with a negative end in mind, this may be one of those exceptional cases when the alternative is worse.  For that reason, and that reason alone, I am asking Floridians to consider what will become of their Tea Party and their conservative values if Mitt Romney prevails. How will you have a seat at the table if the establishment can claim you hadn’t been relevant in victory or defeat.  You scared the living daylights out of them in South Carolina, because in the space of four days, your brethren to the North rose up and told the establishment to pound sand.

In Florida, where sand is in plentiful supply, Floridian conservatives and Tea Party folk shouldn’t hesitate to tell Romney and his dirty-tricksters to pound it.  Mark Levin pointed out the problematic revelations this week has raised about Mitt Romney’s character. You deserve a seat at the table, and the fact that Romney has been actively and purposefully ignoring you should say everything about his intentions that needs to be said.  I know some of you are leaning toward Santorum or Paul, and I understand your basic objections to what I’m proposing, because in fact I share similar reservations, but unless you want a Romney victory in your state to be used to justify the contention that conservatives and Tea Party folk no longer matter, I don’t see a choice.  You must make a stand, if not for Gingrich, then at the very least against the establishment in this winner-take-all primary in which your voice as conservatives is truly at stake.

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  • http://twitter.com/BDWatcher bdwatcher (@BDWatche

    I know.. it is sickening how the establishment is spending millions to not just influence the public, but to get their "boy" nominated.

  • http://www.PolitiJim.com PolitiJim (@politiJi

    I agree. It's time for Limbaugh, Palin, West to commit EVERYTHING they have to defeating Romney once and for all. I'm sick of the whole "I"m not ready to commit yet thing." As Paul Weyrich saw in 2008 (http://www.politijim.com/2012/01/paul-weyrich-warns-conservatives-on.html) – this is a battle for not just the GOP party but for the country.

    Our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. It's time for those who are TRULY with the conservative cause to start making sacrifices.

    It's time for all of them to realize we can only fight this as a team committed to the same goal

    Palin is wrong in saying the "process" needs to continue in the sense that we are splitting our own conservative strength. When there is cancer taking root – you kill it before it gets stronger. Even if there are other important things to address. ALL of the energy is focused on defeating the most severe threat..

    It is time for a once and final rebuke of the statist/establishment forces.

    It is totally his decision to do what he wants. If Santorum was ahead at this point I would say the same thing to Newt – but Palin was correct in saying that Rick Perry was a patriot for taking a reality check – and taking one for the team. It's time for Santorum to show us he cares more about this battle than his own personal ambition. There is NOTHING in polling, or past track record to support any scenario for him fighting Romney or attracting enough conservatives to do the job.

    Or – at least – he needs to go all out at attacking Romney and not his supposed "friend" and "mentor." I heavily question this whole image he has that he is the "principled" conservative when he has questioned Newt's desire to reform government and belittled the same brilliant strategy that gave him his start in politics.

    But in my opinion – it is decision time for him. And his supporters.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003314723743 James Green

      If your counting on Limbaugh, Hannity and others to defeating Romney then you might want to consider the following.

      Bain Capital Owns Clear Channel – Premiere Radio Networks (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Etc.) http://bit.ly/yX4ujW

      As a side note, Gingrich was instrumental in making sure the Telecommunications Act of 1996 got passed. That Act changed the broadcast ownership rules. Radio station ownership was very limited before the Act was passed. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 paved the way for companies like Clear Channel to become the largest owner of radio stations in the country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003314723743 James Green

    The Tea Party Started In 2007 And Ron Paul Is The Godfather.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bNiDx7qTjA

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      James, you may have a point, but today, the question is: What happens to the Tea Party if Mitt Romney prevails in Florida. Your video doesn't address that point.

  • Donna

    I heard some of the establishment say that if their boy can't hold up in Florida they may consider adding another puppet to the race. I would realize if I were Mitty that he is just their pawn. If he had any integrity at all he would not allow them to "drag him thru ". It makes me wonder if the election is rigged just like the polls

  • http://midnightangel50.blogspot.com/ Kathleen

    I been thinking this gop election thing has been rigged since before Iowa.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003314723743 James Green

      Primary elections are traditionally driven by enthusiasm.  In other words, the average voter does not turn out for primaries unless they are motivated by a certain candidate.  So, could someone please explain to me how Newt Gingrich, who has virtually no ground game, no money, and no fervent supporters, just won the South Carolina primary?

      Odd Iowa result where the failed no-name Senator, Rick Santorum, was catapulted to victory with very little tangible support.

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