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(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Former Utah Governor Huntsman leaves the GOP Primary and Urges Unity

South Carolina's largest newspaper, The Slate,  endorsed Huntsman 19 hours ago, and today he gets out of the race to endorses Romney?  Why?  Is the purported surge for Romney not as much as the pollsters are saying or is it the fact that they are polling Democrats for the Republican primary in order to get their numbers?  Why would Huntsman who went after Romney hard now endorse him?  We have a lot of questions and no answers that make sense.

Was it Mormon Church involvement since they are both Mormon or was it the establishment types telling Huntsman if you pull out now, you can run in 2016?  Whatever the reason the endorsement of Romney is a strange move after getting that major endorsement yesterday from The Slate.  The call for unity is a joke because it means conservatives would have to turn their back on their core beliefs to support Romney whose beliefs change as fast as those of a chameleon.   
Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Monday, January 16, 2012 -- 11:37 AM EST
Huntsman Leaves Presidential Race With Plea for Party Unity 
Former Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. of Utah formally ended his once promising Republican presidential run with a call for party unity, asking the five candidates he leaves on the field to end their negative ads, and chastising President Obama for engaging in “class warfare.” 
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Guess we should be used to this by now in this strange primary season as we have the Republican Party embracing the LGBT group of voters trying to get them to come into the GOP.  LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) persons have been joining the Republican Party.  Strange is all I can say.  Is this part of the Rockefeller Republican plan to oust conservatives from the Republican Party who support family values, are for 'don't ask, don't tell, and against gay marriage.  Are Conservative Republicans being shown the door by the elitist, establishment Rockefeller, liberal Republicans?  GOP is also supporting the Paulbots who have been trying to take over the states parties or have they taken them over.

More and more Conservative Republicans are asking why they are a member of a Party who has less core values by the day as witnessed by the RNC Chair, the leading candidate, and their people.  This is what you get when you elect someone  from a blue state as your Chair.  When you look at our primary, you realize that four out of the first five states went for Obama and would bet at least three of them, IA, NH, and NV, do so again.  I would put Florida in the toss-up category.  Having Romney as the nominee who is much more liberal than the majority of Republicans was not the answer to getting the grassroots support out but then maybe the RNC has now thrown the grassroots under the bus as well.

The northeast establishment Republicans with ties to Bush 41 and his group are going to discover that they can get Romney the win by having indys and Democrats register as Republicans to vote for Romney but they cannot get us to work or vote for him in the general.  The "moderate" pundits of the GOP today sold out their conservative values in order to support Romney because they say he can beat Obama but what is the contrast of the two candidates.  To most of us Romney is Obama lite in his views and in his record as Governor of MA.  How many conservatives do you know who were part of a group of liberals opposing Sam Alito for SCOTUS?  Romney was which gives insight into his appointment of more moderate judges:
As recently as 2007, Mitt Romney was a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership, at the time America’s leading liberal Republican group. The RMSP is pro-abortion, pro-stem cell research, pro-gay rights, and in general, embraces a liberal position on all social issues.  They often work in conjunction with the pro-abortion group, Republicans for Choice, and the Republican homosexual group, the Log Cabin Club.  They also opposed the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and set up a 527 campaign committee that received funding from far left funder George Soros.  It’s no wonder Romney distanced himself from Reagan while campaigning for Governor when he said, “I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush.  I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.”
Yet today he is trying to convince us he has changed -- thirty issues have been listed as flip flops by Romney since 2002 when he won the Massachusetts Governor's seat yet we are to believe these are now his core conservative values when he had to hire people to give his agenda a makeover in order to get Republicans to think he is a conservative now.  Give me a break -- most of us see a con artist in Romney trying to be conservative but deep down is as liberal as the day he made those comments above about becoming independent when Reagan was the nominee and now wants us to believe ten years later he is a Reagan Republican.  If conservatives were as dumb as the establishment believes we are, we wouldn't have the brains to get out of bed in the morning.

Unlike the Bain owned Clear Channel so-called conservative pundits, we are not selling out to a liberal candidate from the Republican Party no matter how they try to dress him up that he is conservative.  Records and facts speak otherwise.

We know that Obama is bad but why would Conservative Republicans support Obama Lite with Mitt Romney?  Makes no sense as we would see the same monetary policy as he is in the same back pocket of Wall Street and K Street of Obama.  We would also have a President who is not lazy like Obama -- I prefer lazy.  The big question comes is if he would use his the White House to spread the message of his Church.  Call me anything you want but this appeared on a website last night and gives food for thought:

I think the fact that Mitt is going to safely win SC is proof that our prophet is correct when he says the truth of Jesus will be heard around the world. We have tried so hard for so many years to bring the truth to the bible belt and now, in less than a year we will have the White House. God bless you SC and read the Book of Mormon and you will know the truth!

Source:  Three polls put Romney at top of SC GOP primary field | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - News, Sports, Entertainment
It is getting crunch time and Conservative Republicans have to decide the road we take in the months ahead as the establishment seems to have this primary all sewed up.  We will see on Saturday if someone can stop Romney but in a state that encourages independents to vote in the Republican Primary we have little hope.

The establishment since the days of Reagan have been trying to get conservatives to sit down and shut up or leave the party.  They may get their wish this time as many people I know will not vote for Romney and are looking at alternatives.   The RNC should be careful what they wish for as they are responsible for all these debates moderated by liberals because they knew Romney would do well in debates not in meeting people.

Now Huntsman has joined the list of Mitt endorsers.  Still have to wonder what made him switch after a major endorsement by the SC newspaper.  Was it due to the fact the Romney camp thought Huntsman might catch fire in Florida if he did well in SC and had to be gotten out of the race before the vote in SC?  Makes sense to me but what was offered is the lingering question?

Stay tuned as the Republican primary showcases a liberal Republican while some liberal Republicans call for everyone else to get out of the race to support Romney.  After two states, candidates just need to close up shop and endorse Romney according to the establishment who run Romney's campaign along with his fellow Mormons.  Two blue states I might add are all that have voted -- one a caucus and one a primary.  Why are the Republicans even wasting money on a primary?  They could have saved money by having the RNC change the rules so they could vote for the nominee and introduce him at the Convention.  Why bother with the voters in the states -- we don't count since the race has been declared over by the media, the Republican establishment, and so-called conservative pundits.

At the end of the day what matters is we keep our core values, our integrity, and look for candidates in the Congressional races who share our values.  If a new party arises, then so be it as the establishment Republicans can then become more liberal over time while a new Conservative Party starts winning elections. We need leaders who are not going to sell out to the Abramoff's of the world, the Koch Brothers, Crossroads, Wall Street, or K Street for donations.

If you want my vote and my support, then stay a conservative with conservative values like Congress Mike Pence who is running for Governor of Indiana and who will be sorely missed in the House.  Maybe we should start a Mike Pence 2016 as he will have been Governor for four years.  He will always be one of my favorite conservatives in the House and will make an outstanding Indiana Governor.

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