This is what I have been trying to get across to a lot of people I interact with on Facebook pages. I am in ten groups on Facebook, all on the conservative side, Tea Party and Republican names all, except for the one called a Constitutionalist site. Many of those have been taken over by people who are stubbornly and arrogantly for Ron Paul. Many of them state if he doesn’t get the nomination they will take their marbles and go home because they do not believe it makes a dime’s worth of difference between Romney and Obama, or anyone but Paul and Obama.
They are wrong. Gerard Van der Luen in American Digest lays it out in a much better way than I could ever say it on my own.
So here is it Paulistas, read it and take note. Don’t read it and weep, read it and act upon it. Ron Paul has had a very definite good influence in the economic realm of politics but he goes off the deep end in the foreign relations realm. This is not a new thing. He has been here in our town a number of times and can answer any question on economics in the most logical and good way. Others, not so much. Van der Luen tells it true. And be sure to read the comments.
Gallup has some news that should be reassuring — Conservatives Remain the Largest Ideological Group in U.S.
Political ideology in the U.S. held steady in 2011, with 40% of Americans continuing to describe their views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal.
It “should be reassuring” if only many of those online that pass themselves off as “conservative” weren’t currently demonstrating to all and sundry that, like too much perfectionism, too much conservatism is a mistake.
These people are deeply stupefied and confused. Ideology will do that to you. They seem to think, to actually believe, that this coming election is about only voting if you can vote for a candidate you like. Let me disabuse these kids of this silly notion right away. The election of 2012 ain’t a conservative popularity contest. It’s a war to, first, last, and always, destroy any possibility of a second term for Barack Hussain Obama.
This is not a “Vote-For” election. This is a “Vote-Against” election. This is not a “Sit-It-Out-And-Pout” election. This is a “Get-Obama-Out” election. That is what it is about and that is all it is about.
That’s the one thing I don’t see erstwhile conservatives actually doing from election to election. Instead they run their lives and their businesses off on the side and they show up every three years or so to watch the little red hens of politics take the nomination away from their conservative flavor of the week.
The way the Republican party is set up in the primary system means that to even have a shot at winning it you have to be running for it years and years and years before the actual elections. That’s what Romney’s been doing. That’s the game and he’s got the pieces in place to win it. You may not like it, but, hey, change it or play it.
But if you’re beat because your “choices” are late to the party like Perry, or not really in it to win it like Mitt, don’t start blaming Romney the little red hen.
It’s just not dignified to hold your breath, stamp your feet, and threaten to take your retracted balls and go home.
So suck it up and remember this: This is not a “Sit-It-Out-And-Pout” election. This is a “Get-Obama-Out” election.
Go now, my conservative friends, and sin no more.
Sorry, Gerard, this was so important I copied the whole thing, you said it so well, I just couldn’t help myself.
Thanks for an excellent post.