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    Operation Counterweight, the electoral strategy for the rest of us

    Operation Counterweight, the electoral strategy for the rest of us

    Thanks to commenter Mutnodjmet for reminding me:

    PS.  Just to let you know, in light of Palin’s decision, I am promoting OPERATION COUNTERWEIGHT quite heavily.

    The reference is to my post in early June, Commence Operation Counterweight:

    Why do I have this feeling that the back-stabbing and petty politics of the Republican insiders are going to leave me completely unexcited about the presidential campaign, and more focused on electing conservatives to Congress as a counterweight to the (hoped for) new Republican President?

    Fight for the Republican nominee we want and the defeat of Obama, but also commence preparations for Operation Counterweight.

    That will be my strategy for 2012, focusing on critical races in which we can elect Republicans willing to stand up to the Republican President who will take the oath of office in January 2013, and keep the Republican Speaker of the House and Republican Senate Majority Leader from repeating the mistakes of the past.

    (Suggestions of candidates/races to focus on always welcome.  With redistricting still in progress, it’s harder to identify candidates who meet the criteria: (1) must be a conservative Republican (preferably with a Tea Party background), not third parties; (2) must be a swing district, i.e., a potentially vulnerable Republican or chance to flip a Democratic seat; and (3) must not already have national attention and fundraising .)

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    Whippersnapper | October 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I agree with Peter6067 that candidates such as Ted Cruz need to be advanced. Next to the Presidency, it will be most important that when the next Senate is constituted with a Republican majority the truly conservative bloc be of such size that the Senate Majority Leader NOT be able to slip into “go along to get along” mode. And even better would be to have a principled conservative elected as Senate Majority Leader. Hey, a fellow can dream, can’t he?

    And by the way, I think it’s premature to give up on having a non-RINO get the Republican presidential nomination. I certainly haven’t given up.

    Herb Kohl’s (Wisconsin) Senate seat is a realistic pickup for Republicans. The Republican primary will be a nasty affair, but whoever comes out of that will stand in rather stark contrast to the Dem’s Tammy Baldwin. No middle of the road candidates available for this one… so far.

    […] interesting link came my way in an email thread the other day and it got me thinking; what if Obama wins in 2012? […]

    […] in terms of work, I want to let everyone know that this Palinista is going all in for Operation Counterweight (being organized over at Legal Insurrection). Basically, it is focusing on the House and Senate races. Truly, for those of us who are disgusted […]


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