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    Prepare for the Lombardi Rule to take effect

    Prepare for the Lombardi Rule to take effect

    Obama is planning on 5 1/2 more years in office, so he can complete what he has not yet finished.

    At a campaign fundraiser on June 30, Obama made these comments, as reported byReal Clear Politics (emphasis mine):

    “And, Philadelphia, I know there are some of you who are frustrated because we haven’t gotten everything done that we said we were going to do in two and a half years. It’s only been two and a half years. I got five and a half years more to go. (Applause.) And there are — look, there are times where I feel frustrated. But we knew this wasn’t going to be easy. We knew a journey like this one, there were going to be setbacks, like there were setbacks during the first campaign. There are going to be times where we stumble, just we stumbled sometimes during the first campaign.”

    The video is at the link.

    He is driven folks, and single-minded in his desire to force on this country his vision. And right now, the betting is that we have at best a 50/50 chance of defeating him.

    Not motivated for 2012 yet?  Still planning to sit home if your candidate doesn’t win the Republican nomination?  Want to go third party if we get someone too RINO-ish as the nominee?

    Fight to get a conservative the nomination, but remember the Lombardi Rule takes effect the nanosecond the nomination is decided.


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    Pasadena Phil | July 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Poll after poll shows that a “generic Republican” beats Obama handily. Trump demonstrated (to a mostly deaf, dumb and blind “conservative Republican base”) why the GOP field can’t match the “generic Republican” in the polls: they are Democrats. He debunked the GOP claim that Obama is a billion-dollar juggernaut who will be tough to beat by revealing that Obama doesn’t poll well against Trump. Trump also proved that the GOP field is very weak. That is what makes Obama look strong. It is that very manufactured fear that will assure the GOP establishment that they can win their Democrat the GOP nomination.

    Next year should be a romp for the GOP but the GOP establishment once again insists on making it close by insisting on nominating a candidate who is as close to the Democratic nominee as possibly rather than giving us the candidate we want. That is how they fight for the same big globalist corporatist money fueling both parties and which is pitting our government against citizens.

    I am going to stick to the Pasadena Phil rule: “I don’t vote for Democrats or liberals, especially if they run as Republicans”. If Obama gets re-elected, it’s won’t be because of people like me who don’t like big government fascism and don’t see any difference between “two” parties. It will be because of people who have already given up the fight and are already holding their noses for fear that the GOP will again present a Democrat who will lose in the general election. We don’t need another RINO to finish the job GWB started and Obama built on.

    Let’s focus our energies on what is wrong with the GOP proposition this year and not waste our time fixing the blame on conservatives for losing for lack of courage and conviction to fight for our principles. I won’t let fear guide me.

    In your first post after moving to the new blog hosting setup, you presented a very honest rundown of how you were never particularly political before you started blogging and have learned plenty on your road to conservatism. Let’s not suddenly lose our spine surrendering from fear to RINOs so early. This is a winnable battle but not if we give up in the first inning. You have reached the blockade where conservatives always seem to lose the fight out of lack of imagination and lack of resolve. Work your way through it. This may be the last chance we have to preserve our constitution-based freedoms and society.

    It’s not as simple as making sure that a Republican, ANY Republican, defeats Obama. There is only one party with two narratives that lead us to the same place. How much more proof do we need?

    Trump laid out the political space for victory and threatens to fill that space himself if the GOP fails to grasp the opportunity. Let’s work on getting a non-Democrat to fill that space. It’s that simple. Nominate a solid Republican and it will be a landslide. If we can’t do it after Obama, the GOP shouldn’t exist. Could we at least try something other than holding our noses and praying that THIS TIME, things will be different?

    Doug Wright | July 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Sir, keep on repeating this as we get ever closer to the GOP convention time. One thing about being a conservative is knowing that the GOP can, often, disappoint its supporters and can harbor flaming progressives like Teddy Roosevelt and “W.” But also, there’s Sarah, Michelle, and others like them, who are actually Conservatives.

    Maybe your new role in life is to be the Hector of the GOP, standing to the side and shouting at us to keep to the path of Righteousness rather than the mushy middle.

    Joan Of Argghh | July 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Pasadena Phil is my hero.

    The question is not whether the Conservatives will split the GOP. The GOP had better question whether or not it can split the Conservative vote. I don’t think it can, and I’m willing to put my vote there or withhold it altogether for the first time in my life.

    I won’t be cowed into voting against principle ever again.

    Let the GOP hear THAT mouse roar.

    Joan Of Argghh | July 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    If the GOP keeps pointing the “bipartisan” and “RINO” gun at us, we are well within strategy to point back a Third Party Bazooka at them.

    I will NOT wait until the dust has settled to make up my mind and wind up eating another sh*t McSandwich from the GOP.

    If we accept the GOP’s puppet, we have accepted the Left’s fallback position. Therein is a killing field for Liberty.

    We may put off ultimate sundown for another few trips ’round the orb. That may well happen regardless. Over 50% of the population lives off the common weal because the only hand that stayed home and rocked the numerous cradles was the hand on a handout, a subsidy, or underwritten by a spouse in the government sector.

    We’re quickly moving out of the gray areas. It was so nice and dreamy there in the fog of our inattention to the GOP’s system.

    My question about this “Lombardi Rule”:

    If the voters nominate Sarah, will the GOP establishment follow the “Lombardi Rule”?

      Pasadena Phil in reply to donb. | July 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      Bingo! It is the Rovian progressives who are now trying the push conservatives into a corner by working on fear instead of principles. These are the same people who worked against Joe Miller, the GOP nominee, making it possible for that wack-job Murky Murkowski to win as an independent (3rd party IS viable isn’t it????). They also worked against other Tea Party GOP candidates in DE, NV, and CA.

      Anyone who casts their vote now by promising to vote Republican no matter who gets the nomination is voting on a blank ballot and letting Karl Rove and his dirty crowd fill in the candidate. Make them work for your vote!!!

      In 2008, 7-8 million southern conservatives stayed home and another 1-2 million voted 2nd party faced with choosing between 2 Democrats. I voted for Bob Barr. The Rovian Progs intended to wreck the Reagan coalition and they have. Now they feel entitled to our conservative votes and rather than offer us any concessions, the best they can do is threaten us and call us names.

      Let’s make sure we get 2011 right by wrestling control of the GOP away from these crooks and start worrying about the 2012 elections later. Remember what they teach you in the military, when in a jam control your fear. Fear makes you blind. Fear reduces your world view into tunnel vision.

      It is very telling that Rove’s first move and this early is to copy Obama and go on a fear-mongering campaign. Don’t fall for it.

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