Do Conservatives Want To Lose In November?

Every single day I hear the same lines of attack from Mitt Romney supporters against Newt Gingrich and Newt Gingrich supporters against Mitt Romney.

The way things are panning out now, it is highly likely one of those two will be the GOP nominee.

So really, it is time to stop the attacks. All we are doing is making it easier for conservatives to lose all advantages in the fall. In 2010 we had the enthusiasm, we won big in the midterms. This year, we are setting ourselves up for another 2008. We look for a conservative Messiah, a second coming of Reagan (who would never have survived a campaign like this, being a former Democrat) and ensure that no candidate can possible meet our expectations, then many of us stay home and complain that there wasn’t a “true conservative” in the race, and lo and behold, we have Obama again.

Well, enough of this already.

Yes, I support Newt Gingrich. I think he gives us our best chance to win in November. His record reducing government is unmatched by any candidate. His ability to articulate the conservative message is hands down the best I’ve seen. Do I care what he said about Ronald Reagan back in the day? No, I don’t. Ronald Reagan is the past. The canonization of Ronald Reagan is killing our party. Newt’s record matters far more.

That said, I would easily support Mitt Romney, should he be the nominee. Mitt Romney was my governor for four years. Did I agree with everything he did as governor? No. I was against Romneycare when it happened, but as I was active in the Massachusetts Republican Party back in those days, I know first hand how much effort he put into trying to build up the party in a ridiculously blue state. Do I believe him when he says he’ll repeal Obamacare. You bet I do.

If we keep slaughtering the candidates in our party, we might as well give up and give Obama the blank check he most certainly think he’ll have if he wins in November. Because frankly, we already are, with these vicious attacks against the likely nominees of our party.

No candidate is perfect. No candidate is a saint. But they are all determined to undo the damage done by Obama’s extremism and incompetence. Let’s focus on winning, not on destroying ourselves as a party. Obama can’t win in November, but the Republican Party can certainly lose.


30 thoughts on “Do Conservatives Want To Lose In November?

    • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 3:46 pm


      the Ochimpy voters may want to consider
      cloward piven
      union thugs
      NO job
      NO record
      NO school records
      larry sinclair

      • Sunny January 26, 2012 / 6:05 pm

        Neo, exactly what does your stupid laundry list have to do with Republicans coming out against Newt as the GOP presidential candidate? Nothing about Obama in these articles. Your hatred is totally disgusting, Mr. I am Such a Great Christian. You are the most pathetic excuse for a human being posting on this blog. Same old same old same old crap day after day. You just need to get a life – even as old as you are it is possible. You are the scummy one here.

      • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 7:27 pm


        Neo, exactly what does your stupid laundry list have to do with Republicans coming out against Newt as the GOP presidential candidate?

        the Ochimpy voters may want to consider

        Duhhhh !!

      • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 7:32 pm


        Your hatred is totally disgusting,

        Of course it is, Im not a donk. If I were Id be on TV and visiting the white painted house with the doper and the Mooch.

  1. Count d'Haricots January 26, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    Obama can’t win in November,

    As long as the election is about Obama that’s true. If Gingrich is the candidate then the election is all about Clinton’s impeachment, divorce depositions, Freddie Mac money, insulting Reagan, decade old ethics charges, whining about being relegat3ed to the “back of the plane” and personal revenge rather than good governance etc…

    Whatever message Gingrich wants to convey will be lost in a barrage of media driven accusations and personal recriminations. Gingrich defense will be the very kind of angry petulance we’re watching now, further damaging his image. With no real convictions Gingrich has only irrational position-changing attacks in his arsenal; a “conservative” arguing from a “ninety-nine percent-er” perspective that risking capital is evil and profit from risk is evil, and ginning up class envy over a wealthy man’s success is hardly the messenger for the center-right to win over the center.

    Supporters dreaming of Gingrich’s acerbic tongue performing a cathartic filet of the Socialist-in-Chief or the supine lap-dogs of the media will feel a momentary sense of self-satisfaction as Obama becomes the victim of the bully Gingrich.

    And if, by some slim chance Gingrich is elected he will have no ability to govern as his personal indulgences in petulance will leave him secluded and separated from both sides of the political spectrum and international friends and foes alike.

    If the object is to have a “fighter” to put the left in their place, congratulate yourselves, Gingrich is that attach dog. If we’re trying to move the country back from the quasi-European Socialist abyss and have a government that can govern, hire the firebrand to be a media consultant and let Spiro Gingrich insult at his whim.

    • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 3:48 pm


      mitt who LOST to mcLame is the “champion” ?

      • Count d'Haricots January 26, 2012 / 4:54 pm

        Conservativism is the champion. Getting Obama out of office is champion. governing after the win is the champion.

        Abd btw, Reagan lost to Ford in 1976.

    • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 7:34 pm


      Obama becomes the victim of the bully Gingrich.

      dont fall for that, the only ones that would think such a thing are the obamabot drones who vote for cigarettes and wine.

      I would love to see the POS ripped to shreds and spit out.

      • Count d'Haricots January 26, 2012 / 8:00 pm

        Don’t you think the Lame Stream Media will endlessly play the mean Schoolyard bully Ging-GRINCH disssin’ the President?

        Remember when they played that story in 1995 – 1996 with meaney-pants Newt picking on po’ ole Bill, who was jus’ gettin some stray! No crime in that! Mean old Newt!

      • arssanguinus January 29, 2012 / 9:32 am

        YOu mean like the temper tantrums and petulant mudslinging you are engaging in? like that?

  2. shawny January 26, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    No, conservatives do not want to lose in November. Unfortunately, many of them see the “conservative” choices you mentioned and believe they are losers. Admittedly, Newt would be a much more intimidating challenge for Obama than the loser Romney proved himself to be by losing to John McCain for gosh sakes in 2008 (who really was a very poor debater). Makes you wonder what the establishment GOP was thinking backing Romney in the first place. But many pushed back the same gag reflex and supported McCain when that was the only choice we had. We now know how bad a decision that was. The Republican establishment is counting on the fact that we will support one of their guys who they know would never even have a shot at winning if Obama weren’t failing as badly as he is. But I voted for John McCain, you know, the one who co-sponsored the NDAA bill? So, Obama isn’t doing all the damage. This country cannot survive 4 more years of anyone from either side who is not on our side. So I’m voting for Ron Paul. I trust him and I trust his voting record.

    • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 3:43 pm

      drudge and all the news outlets are on a full court press against the Fig (newt) only a few days before our election.
      I hope he biotch slaps them and wins big.

  3. patriotdad1 January 26, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    “The possibility of Newt Gingrich being our nominee against Barack Obama I think is essentially handling the election over to Obama,” says former Minnesota Governor Tom Pawlenty, a leading GOP conservative. “I think that’s shared by a lot of folks in the Republican party.”

    Pawlenty’s views are indeed widely shared in Republican circles. “He’s not a conservative – he’s an opportunist,” says pundit Joe Scarborough, a member of the Republican Class of 1994 who came to Washington under Gingrich’s banner. Gingrich doesn’t “have the temperament, intellectual discipline or ego control to be either a successful nominee or president,” says New York Republican Rep. Peter King, who hasn’t endorsed any candidate. “Basically, Newt can’t control himself.”

    Gingrich is “an embarrassment to the party,” says New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie, and “was run out of the speakership” on ethics violations. Republican strategist Mike Murphy says “Newt Gingrich could not carry a swing state in the general election if it was made of feathers.”

    “Weird” is the word I hear most from Republicans who have worked with him. Scott Klug, a former Republican House member from Wisconsin, who hasn’t endorsed anyone yet, says “Newt has ten ideas a day – two of them are good, six are weird and two are very weird.”

    • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 7:21 pm


      “Newt has ten ideas a day – two of them are good, six are weird and two are very weird.”

      compared to Ochimpy, they are like Mother Theresa compared to charles manson.

      speaking of weird……….

    • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 7:25 pm

      ahhhh all the washington insiders and GOP rinos coming to the aid of a turd who couldn’t beat mcLame……NEXT?

      the GOP circular firing squad continues.

      • Count d'Haricots January 26, 2012 / 8:02 pm

        The same ones that were behing Regan who couldn’t beat * Gerald Ford!

        * who lost to CARTER!

      • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 8:16 pm

        I know the whole thing is disgusting, I fear short of a second civil war we are lost as a republic.

        4 more years of barry and the US will look like a scene from – escape from NYC

  4. Green Mountain Boy January 26, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    The donkyrats are going to make the primaries look like side show compare to the general election. Do you think they need any suggestions on what to do? Hardly.

    If either Mitt, Newt, or Rick can’t handle it, now is time for that to show. Not when the campaign against barky is in full swing.

    • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 7:22 pm


      it is going to be ugly, the commies never lose with out violence.

      • Green Mountain Boy January 26, 2012 / 7:57 pm

        Yes that is true. They can be handled though by those who have the will to do so. The progressives don’t worry me too much in the end.
        It is the tories within the GOP that worry me much more.

        They are used to getting thier way. They are used to crossing the Isle and working with the proressives to further the progressive cause. They are used to defeat.

        The best they could do were a serial liar and a serial adulturer. Does not make you think at all?

      • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 8:13 pm


        think? sure does, and it sucks big time.
        I suppose other than scumsuckers who in the GOP would want to face the fire storm and scorched earth policy, lies, slime, hatred by the commie dnc and so called media.

      • patriotdad1 January 26, 2012 / 11:06 pm

        > “…the commies…”

        Do you even know what communism is? Or did you just hear about in your Tea Party emails?

      • neocon1 January 27, 2012 / 1:25 am


        Do you even know what communism is? Or

        I’ve shot quite a few of them, and have seen what they do and who they are up close and personal.

        and YOU AMCA?

  5. Green Mountain Boy January 26, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    McCain 0.8b heard from.

    ListenBob Dole: Picking Gingrich Would Lead to a ‘Sweeping Victory’ for Obama.

    How would know anything about winning elections?

    • neocon1 January 26, 2012 / 8:53 pm

      McCain 0.8b heard from.

      ListenBob Dole:

      dumb and dumber rinos.

  6. doug January 28, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    And the answer is:

    The conservatives will have lost in August if Romney is the nominee. The only way the conservatives can win in November, in that case, is to make sure the GOP establishment hears that the conservatives won’t support their liberal republican candidates anymore. If that has to be done in November, then it has to be done in November.

    • RetiredSpook January 28, 2012 / 4:01 pm

      The problem with that, Doug, is that the GOP establishment doesn’t really care if they win or not. They were perfectly content to be in the minority from 1953 to 1994 as long as they were invited to D.C. cocktail parties and golf outings.

  7. Mark Anderson February 6, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    Yes, I would say you do want to lose. Have a nice day.

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