About the author: Nick Taxia

Nick Taxia is a former campaign manager and consultant in Washington, D.C. He is the primary writer and producer of the conservative-leaning satirical web site, DuhProgressive.com, as well as a rising radio personality, commentator, and comedian. Catch Nick on the West Coast’s One America News Network on Friday’s “The Daily Ledger,” at 5:00 & 8:00 PM, PST, and 8:00 & 11:00 PM via live stream for at oneamericanews.com.

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  • rogerfgay

    Certainly, I would oppose Mitt Romney if he ever runs again, for anything. Doesn’t matter what. I don’t care about jumping on a bandwagon for the sake of jumping on a bandwagon. I, as the vast majority of people, have nothing whatsoever at stake in the two-party game. So no, I will absolutely not follow along next time just because it’ll make three strikes for the current GOP establishment if I don’t help out. This is how it works. The bad guys are supposed to fail. Romney didn’t have a chance anyway. Stop trying to blame the voters. The problem was Romney, not the people who didn’t vote for him. If Republicans want to get into the White House, they need a much better candidate. I’d suggest they use an honest nomination process next time and let the voters decide. Picking the most hated man on the list with absolutely the least support, and rigging the nomination for him, was a bad start.

    • chamuiel

      “The bad guys are supposed to fail”

      So, what is your excuse for obama winning?

      • rogerfgay

        It was a race for the Republican Party to lose, and they did so with a flair; as I described above. It might also be true that Democrats are slightly less concerned about whether their guy is legit.

        • panors77

          “Slightly less concerned”……..wow there’s an understatement? Just wondering now for the next “election” if there is one, what country the dem candidate is going to be from this time? Russia? China? Cuba? heh.

          • rogerfgay

            Well, maybe they’ll join the Republican Party and recruit a Mexican. Whether there’s an understatement or not depends on what you’re looking at. Political conservatives are of course very concerned about legitimacy. But that seems to be one of the big reasons the people currently in control of the party campaigned against them harder than they campaigned against the Democrats. They didn’t mind Romney being so openly illegit / stealing the nomination by fraud.

      • cimiron


        • panors77

          Starting with phony BC, phony SScard and ending with voter fraud.

    • Greg Scollard

      And your option? What would you have done?

      • rogerfgay

        Well, depends; to what extent to I actually get to decide over things? As I stated above, I think an honest nomination process would have helped tremendously. Rigging the nomination for the guy with the least chance of winning was pretty goofy. There were of course (if you were paying attention) those who tried to sort out the nomination process. But as it turns out; Romney and the “establishment” GOP don’t care if people know they cheated.

        • $3846549

          And which of those candidates would have been better, sir roger?

    • cimiron

      don’t worry he wont run again, but I find it strange that the so called presbo has invited Mitt to lunch….hum

      • panors77

        He won’t have to run again…….he’ll be in office for life if nothing is done.

    • slickzip

      GO suck ODUMBAS butt

    • $3846549

      I suppose you are one of the RonPaulbots. The offspring of the RossPerotbots. Cut off your nose to spite your face. The nomination wasn’t rigged, the old pols like Newt, et al had to have their day in the sun, they should have lined up behind Romney, the rest were so flawed they were unelectables. If you didn’t think Romney was a good candidate, then you need to wait (until you die) for the ideal libertarian. That libertarian train left the station nearly a century ago.

      • dmcfarland @dslextreme.com

        Ron Paul got screwed out of the nomination via outright voter fraud in the early primary states. The RonPaulbots made this displeasure known and your hack, establishment candidate got blown out of the water because those “Paulbots” you put down decided to stay home and let the M’fer burn…idiot! Pasteaters like you will be the downfall of the Republic.

    • Carol

      Woe…..you are so right on.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GZWYMBPCOGZ22VBIEX7L7UCPBE NancyB

    Roger, you’re wrong. Obama cheated, his supporters cheated. I have no doubt about that. All of the third party supporters actually believed they had a chance. Obama’s Muslim religion didn’t deter his supporters. Romney’s Mormonism should not have mattered. He actually had ideas. Unlike Obama.

    • mudguy1

      NancyB If Romney had said what Bill Whittle said wonder if the out come would have been different.


    • rogerfgay

      Roger? Me? I’m wrong about what? I didn’t comment on what Obama did, or about third party voters. I’m completely right that there was no chance of Romney becoming president. As I put it in my blog commentary back in the early days of the primaries, Mitt Romney will never “win the presidency, even if he runs against the Devil who declares actually being the Devil and runs on a platform assuring that everyone who votes for him will go to Hell.” He had no support from core Conservatives, no interest from voters in the middle and couldn’t compete on the left. By September, it was time for even the most stubborn hold-outs to admit the truth and I suggested that he drop out of the race to allow the possibility of Obama losing. http://www.libertarian-examiner.com/2012/09/its-time-for-mitt-romney-to-drop-out.html

      • Carol

        Yep, it was very obvious to me the GOP was jumping off a cliff on that one, and on the last one too. Especially after McCain just tried to pull off an amnesty with the left, and Kennedy no less.

  • I want liberty

    GOP lost on social issues and war. Get out of my bedroom, what i put in my body, supporting corporate welfare, nation building, undeclared wars, spending, the FED then we can talk again. Otherwise you are no better than Obama

    • chamuiel

      “What I put in my body supporting corporate welfare.:

      So, what you are really saying is your body (not your mind) supports freebies for that illiterate 47%. Heck, even the Russians (Pravda) recognise that obama was reelected by a nation of idiot illiterates and bemoans the fact that the U.S. did not learn from Russia’s experience with Communism that communism does not work.

      Imagine that, our former cold war antagonist feels sorry for us that we are a nation of idiots that could reelect obama. So much for obama restoring the respect of the rest of the world for the U.S.

    • cimiron

      GOP lost because of all the lies from the mainstream media etc, that is the only reason

    • $3846549

      Someone wants in your bedroom?

  • cwgf

    The GimmieDat Marxist party took over our schools, churches and government bureaucracies long ago. Then they took over our military. They are taking over our private enterprises. They want our families. Why not the Republican party too? We have no voice.

    • Carol

      Yep, because the so called conservative party didnt fight for us…..there was no one left to fight for them.

  • cajanone1

    The dimwhitcrapic party has dementia, a disease that causes loss of thought process, or irrational behavior or mental direction. So what’s your point. The election was lost by those who chose murder(abortion), loss of freedom, and loss of military protection. Instead they wanted socialism so someone could tell them what they wanted instead of thinking for themselves.

    • cimiron

      I totally agree, however the republicans will get blamed for anything and everything by the stupids of this world

  • RB

    This is what happens when you socialize with Democrats.

  • 9thID

    Yes, this RINO message is no surprise coming from a “former campaign manager and consultant in Washington, D.C.”. The G.H.W., Dole, McCain, RomneyCare RINO clones have little in common with Reagan’s 3-legged conservativism, and until another Reaganesque candidate comes along to inspire the base, you had better get used to losing.
    Nick, I really hope you are better at comedy than you are at analysis…

  • Docdave

    To All Establishment Republicans

    The movie, “The Obama Deception” very well predicted
    the future results of Obama’s Presidency way back from when he was sworn in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw

    and so did the second part titled, “Fall of the Republic”

    Yes, Obama is the enemy of your freedom and prosperity, your
    future and your children’s future.

    But do you know really know who Mitt Romney is?

    The following are 40 ways that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
    were essentially the same candidate….

    1. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported TARP.

    2. Mitt Romney supported Barack Obama’s “economic stimulus”

    3. Mitt Romney says that Barack Obama’s bailout of the auto
    industry was actually his idea.

    4. Neither candidate supports immediately balancing the federal budget.

    5. They both believe in big government and they both have a track record of being big spenders while in office.

    6. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both fully support the Federal

    7. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both on record as saying that the president should not
    question the “independence” of the Federal Reserve.

    8. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both said that Federal
    Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did a good job during the last financial crisis.

    9. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both felt that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
    deserved to be renominated to a second term.

    10. Both candidates oppose a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

    11. Both candidates are on record as saying that U.S. Treasury Secretary
    Timothy Geithner has done a good job.

    12. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both been big promoters of universal health care.

    13. Mitt Romney was the one who developed the plan that Obamacare was later based upon.

    14. Wall Street absolutely showers both candidates with campaign

    15. Neither candidate wants to eliminate the income tax or the

    16. Both candidates want to keep personal income tax rates at the exact same levels for the vast majority of

    17. Both candidates are “open” to the idea of
    imposing a Value Added Tax on the American people.

    18. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the TSA is
    doing a great job.

    19. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the NDAA.

    20. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the renewal of the Patriot Act.

    21. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the federal
    government should be able to indefinitely detain American citizens that are
    considered to be terrorists.

    22. Both candidates believe that American citizens suspected
    of being terrorists can be killed by the president without a trial.

    23. Barack Obama has not closed Guantanamo Bay like he
    promised to do, and Mitt Romney actually wants to double the number of prisoners held there.

    24. Both candidates support the practice of “extraordinary

    25. They both support the job-killing “free trade” agenda
    of the global elite.

    26. They both accuse each other of shipping jobs out of the
    country and both of them are right.

    27. Both candidates are extremely
    soft on illegal immigration.

    28. Neither candidate has any military experience. This
    is the first time that this has happened in a U.S. election since 1944.

    29. Both candidates earned a degree from Harvard University.

    30. They both believe in the theory of man-made global warming.

    31. Mitt Romney has said that he will support a “cap and
    trade” carbon tax scheme (like the one Barack Obama wants) as long as the entire
    globe goes along with it.

    32. Both candidates have a very long record of supporting strict gun control measures.

    33. Both candidates have been pro-abortion most of their
    careers. Mitt Romney’s “conversion” to the pro-life cause has
    been questioned by many. In fact, Mitt Romney has made millions on Bain Capital’s investment in a company
    called “Stericycle” that incinerates aborted babies collected from
    family planning clinics.

    34. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the Boy Scout ban on openly gay troop
    leaders is wrong.

    35. They both believe that a “two state solution”
    will bring lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

    36. Both candidates have a history of nominating extremely liberal judges.

    37. Like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney also plans to add “signing statements” to bills when he signs them into

    38. They both have a horrible record when it comes to job creation.

    39. Both candidates believe that the president has the power
    to take the country to war without getting the approval of the U.S. Congress.

    40. Both candidates plan to continue running up more
    government debt even though the U.S. government is already 16 trillion dollars in debt.


    But do you know really know who Mitt Romney is? He is the
    son of Rockefeller Republican George Romney. Look at who called him “..our
    favorite son!” None other than globalist kingpin Nelson Rockefeller.


    Mitt Romney would have been the enemy of your freedom and
    prosperity, and your children’s future just as much as Obama. He is a
    “Rockefeller Republican” and true to the legacy of J.D Rockefeller, he is as
    slick as the snake oil selling family of banksters who pushed his father, and
    now push him. Just watch this….


    “The argument that the two parties
    should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the
    Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to
    the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties
    should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw
    the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound
    or extreme shifts in policy.”-
    Carrol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope (We the People’s Tragedy and the
    elite’s hope)


    No doubt, if Romney had won, the destination
    would be the same for America, but we would have taken a more scenic route to
    oblivion. And most of you neo-conned sheeple would have gone back to sleep
    thinking that your “man” was in charge and all was well.

    I can’t prove it but I suspect that the fix was in, and Obama knew
    it. He went to play basketball yesterday.
    The Lie Bold (Diebold) machines have been proven to be easy to hack.

    All things considered, this may be a blessing
    in disguise, for you no doubt are NOT going back to sleep again anytime soon
    after what happened yesterday.

    Obama now has a maximum of four years
    remaining in the office; If Romney or any of the other unqualified Republican’s
    were elected then one would probably be looking at twelve to sixteen years
    before the people will have another opportunity to vote for a qualified
    candidate. This is based upon the premise that the unqualified Republican would
    probably get two terms, or at least prohibit a qualified candidate after his
    first term; then another switch back to an unqualified Democrat for at least
    four and maybe eight years. During the Republican Primaries, The establishment
    Republicans repeatedly demonstrated conclusively that they will undermine a qualified
    candidate on their own ticket and are opposed to limited Constitutional
    government; they offered, realistically, twelve to sixteen more years of
    failure. I don’t think the Nation can survive another twelve to sixteen
    years, it may be able to survive another four.

    If the Republican
    Establishment had really wanted my vote, they would have needed to run and
    support qualified candidates who support and defend The Constitution – I’m not
    listening anymore to their nonsense about being against Obama when they
    undermined the only two qualified candidates they had, Congressman Paul and
    Governor Gary Johnson. Since they would not support two qualified
    candidates they did not get my vote for the unqualified candidate Mitt Romney. They
    are liars and can not be trusted. They are only against Obama because
    he is a democrat, not because they oppose his ideology and beliefs because they
    are pretty much the same as Romney.

    If the GOP were genuine in their belief of
    limited government we would not have seen the DELIBERATE marginalization of the
    best candidates. It’s all smoke and mirrors; Simply one party with two names,
    both intent on the ruination of America. I am sick of watching this puppet

    There was One Candidate for President who hasshown by his example, by his past record who he truly is: A Christian who does not brag about it, instead he walks the walk every day of his life practicingthe Golden Rule; A family man who has been married to the same woman for 55 years; The Patriarch of a family who are salt of the earth Americana at it’svery best; A true Constitutionalist who has never wavered from his principlesand Votes “NO” to every unconstitutional bill. And to those who say he did notget enough legislation passed I say that is like criticizing a Nun for not
    turning “tricks” in a brothel when her purpose for being there is to redeem the
    harlots and show them a better way.

    He does not boast, he does not brag, he does not tell you he is the toughest so elect him, because he has demonstrated a firm yet resilient purposefulness all his life and he speaks a simple yet powerful truth. He does not want to “lead” you by manipulative tyranny, instead his personal and political life is a benediction to virtue and inspires others to listen, look and act. He does not want to control you or your life. He wants
    you to live in Liberty. He wants you to live in Freedom. He does not seek the
    Presidency to assuage his ego. He sought the Presidency so he can Serve the
    People and Restore the Constitution and America and he was willing to forgo the
    $400,000 that Obama is being paid, and only accept $39,336 to serve us.

    If 7Up is the un-cola, Ron Paul is the Un-Politician and America would not have had to choose from coke “Obama” or pepsi “Romney.” Remember that you could have had a V8 in 08 instead of McCain’t. McCain was a ringer and so was Romney in 12. Instead you will have tosettle for O-bomb-a in 12. You could have had a Ron Paul instead and you would have been feeling a whole lot better about it today, after the election.

    You were warned that one of three likely
    scenarios would take place:

    “Ron Paul doesn’t get the nomination and runs as a third party candidate: Ron Paul
    gets the following voters: (a. 2008 Obama voters who thought they were going to
    get ‘Change’, (b. 2008 Obama voters who voted to end the wars, (c. the VAST
    majority of the Independent vote. (d. Ron Paul supporters coming out to vote in
    DROVES. Maybe Obama wins. Probably Ron Paul wins.” But Ron Paul did not
    run as a third-party candidate. Instead, he stayed in The Party and worked hard
    against great odds to change the course of history until the bitter end of the

    “Ron Paul and his supporters are shut out and even violently attacked at the
    conventions: Fervent and stubborn Ron Paul supporters stay home or write him in
    or vote for Gary Johnson.” This
    is what happened

    RNC Disenfranchises Paul Delegates; Rigs Rules to Nominate Romney

    RNC/GOP Corruption 2012

    RNC Sham 2012

    Surrealism, Soviet Realism

    3. This is what could have happened. “Ron Paul gets the GOP
    nomination: Ron Paul gets the following voters: (a. 2008 Obama voters who
    thought they were going to get ‘Change’, (b. 2008 Obama voters who voted to end
    the wars, (c. the VAST majority of the Independent vote, (d. the entire GOP
    voting block who dislikes Obama enough to vote for Ron Paul instead. (e. Ron
    Paul supporters coming out to vote in DROVES. Ron Paul definitely wins.”

    You could have made a difference. You could have awakened and
    got up and did something productive to get the only Constitutionally Qualified
    and most decent human being who was running for President; who so humbly walks
    the walk of Christ without calling attention to himself like so many who are
    glitter bugs talking as they are stumbling.

    “If you know the enemy and know
    yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you
    know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will
    also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you
    will succumb in every battle” Sun
    Tzu, The Art of War

    Next time, get behind someone who is truly Constitutionally
    Conservative like Ron Paul is. It will NOT be anyone like Marco Rubio,
    Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachman, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Newt
    Gingrich, or Mitt Romney.

    It WILL be someone like Ron Paul, Justin Amish, Walter Jones,
    John Duncan, Gary Johnson, Virgil Goode, Chuck Baldwin, or Rand Paul.

    History will record what we do today moving forward. Will we
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    sinking ship? I am not young, but I feel for the young people and I would like
    to leave our children and our children’s children an America of Freedom and
    Liberty with Constitutional Law, and specifically a Bill of Rights that protects
    their God given rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Posterity will judge us for what we do today, and for what we
    don’t do today. Will Posterity pay homage to you for acting wisely to protect
    them by bringing flowers to your place of bodily rest, or will they curse your
    memory and bring sledge-hammers and wrecking balls to tear down your monuments
    and edifices and desecrate your graves?

    Think about it People.

    Paul Only
    Candidate Able to Defeat Obama
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    Edges out Obama while Romney, suffering from Obama’s
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    • $3846549

      You Ronbots are hilarious.

    • Carol

      thank you. Amazing how the right insults the left for voting along party lines and yet they stick their heads in the sand on this things and dont feel any remorse. They would rather throw a fit and pass the blame to those who didnt obey them. They can kiss my freedom lovin butt.

  • pearl87

    Cute analogy, but completely wrong. The reason the GOP is dying is because they have been infected with liberalism. Period. There are too many in the party who think that we can be all things to all people. The party was strong under Reagan because we agreed on a set of core principles. Pro-life, pro-family(actual, FAMILY), anit-tax, pro-America. Today those principles have been renounced by the party leadership. If a party doesn’t stand for anything, it has no reason to exist – so it won’t.

    • LadyforLiberty

      When Obama`s term comes to an end, unless the country by 2016 has not been turned into a Socialist nightmare with `Crats in charge, the GOP should return to basics.
      Love of Country, Love of Family. Love of democracy. Love of Low taxation. Love of Freedom to choose, love of Liberty!!
      All the above were in Reagans speeches back in 1980s, (and His message won Two Terms too), just like Obama.
      Unfortunately the left wing programs and socilaised agenda in a lotta states means that lover of country is not encouraged as much as it was, and PC “Rights” are pushed more and more until Rights seem to trump Responsibility!
      Can you imaging Obama scaring the Iranian so much that they give in to todays USA?
      Well they did exactly that when Reagan took his oath of Office.
      THAT UNITED STATES was confident and believed in Freedom across the world, which is what caused the demise of the USSR!
      Neirther Romney nor Obama have that ability!
      Next election? Who cares about the politicians. Me? I am just trying to keep hold of the real concepts of US Freedom I was taught when I was at school and which were around as I was raised!
      If President obama keeps his hands off Amercan Freedoms til 2016, maybe we can have a fresh start with a rejuvenated Republican Party which thinks more of liberty and tha American Way than Big Money!!
      Then, mebbee, we can have OUR country back?

      • adamenochnoah

        The GOP will never return to the Constitution so therefore there will be no rejuvenation. It is up to us & we need to start forming a new party now or in 2016 we will be singing the same woe is me song.

        • WASP

          Exactly. We need to get the tea party organized again, and form the American Conservative Party and trash the GOP and the fascist-democraps, and all the politweasels currently in office. And, we need to push for widespread investigation of election fraud, or we’ll never see another honest election in this country again.

      • Esther


    • panors77

      I would agree and same time I still point to voter fraud on the left side.

  • James Maxwell

    The Republican party has lost its way and thru lack of any sense of direction or cohesion amongst itself and its members. We have not actively sought out minorities and those who are supposed to be guiding the party do not have a clue about how to move forward.
    We have let the left pick out candidates over the past two presidential elections and then
    castrated them form actively and effectively bring to the forefront the real issues. We
    let the left attack and then we play catch up which you cannot do. We let the liberal
    media pick moderators who are against us and based in favor of the POS in the
    White House. When will the party grow a pair and stop playing their game and get
    serious. We could have had a slam dunk on the last election if Mitt and Paul had stuck
    to message which was the economy. Instead the got tangled up in a mish mash of
    foreign affair and side issues. Yes they were important but not the main issues which
    the media managed to keep our candidates away from at all cost. Paul Ryan should
    have been attacking on the economy every time he was in public or in front of the
    news cameras. Mitt should have been on the same message and he could have
    also hit on the side issued such as Benghazi and foreign affairs. The party needs
    to fire all the so called advisers and find some leaders who are willing to get out,
    recruit new party members among the Black Community, Hispanics and others
    from all age groups. We need new young blood who have traditional beliefs and
    a faith in GOD, Family and County

    • cimiron

      yes that is exactly what we need plus the fact we need term limits, to stop the corruption

    • $3846549

      recruit new party member? Well that should take a century or two.

  • adamenochnoah

    Couldn’t disagree more with the premise of this article. Romney did not get elected because he was not that much different in policy than Obama, plus he ran a poor campaign allowing Obama to skate on the many issues important to us on the right. Probably more than half the people who voted for Romney did so grudgingly. Most were simply voting against Obama. 3 out of the last five candidates that the RNC hand-picked have been losers, & we will have this same conversation in 2016 if we allow them to pick our candidate before the primary starts. They are out of touch with America. We want someone who will go to DC & represent us.

    • $3846549

      So you think some new and better candidate out there will make the difference? Romney would have represented me, So what makes you think your issues candidate would appeal to other voters? There is no perfect candidate from the right. What was needed was a sense of self-preservation, because putting Obama back in, tells me the country has a death wish.

      • adamenochnoah

        Your guy Romney lost, you might as well have voted for Obama. Get over it…

        • panors77

          Too bad we can’t scream “recount” like Gore did over and over. I think that stoopid “agreement” from the 80’s needs to go. Your guy Obama will be in for life after he ends the term limit. When his troops come for your guns……”get over it”.

    • panors77

      It’s too bad in the debate Romney didn’t press BO more about Bengassi and the moderator wasn’t in the can for BO in the first place.

    • Joanne

      That is indeed why I pulled the lever for Romney, not a vote for Romney but a vote AGAINST Obama and I have notified the Republican party that that is the last time I will cast a vote AGAINST. I am probably more of a Libertarian at heart anyway.

  • http://www.mikeseyes.blogspot.com/ Mike N

    Ayn Rand got it right when she pointed out that what a nation needs is not unity but coherence. This is glaringly the case for the Republican Party as well. But coherence can only happen if there is a core, an idea or set of principles around which people can gel. The Declaration has that core. It’s the principle of individual rights which the Republicans once believed in but which they surrendered after the Goldwater defeat and decided to do as the Democrats do to get elected.

    The Republican leadership is adrift in a sea of waves pulling it in this, then that ,then this other direction. Without the rudder of individual rights to guide it the Party will crash on some distant isle never to be heard from again.

    Mr. Taxia is right that today’s voters are not very concerned with Federalist principles and vote only according to their own interests. But it is the Dems through control of the media and academia who are telling voters what should be in their interests. It is not necessary for the Republicans to educate the masses on political philosophy. It is only necessary to show them that America’s system of capitalism, properly understood, is a morally good system, and be prepared to explain why it is so.

  • Jose Luis Trujillo Naranjo

    AIDS? Thinking about it, makes sense: AIDS = Acquired Intelligence Deficiency Syndrome. Any RINO willing to increase TAXES to help Obama, must go.

  • Ballistic45

    Face it, the GOP committed suicide on Nov 6th, 2012…. The GOP is no better than those they oppose… Their goals are not all that much different than those of the Democrats… They both believe in One World Government and have and are working toward that end… Even George Soros saw little difference between Mitt and Obama.. Both Parties have used the Constitution as Posterior Wipe for decades.. The Republican Leadership has marginalized those they vilify as to far Right knowing full well they stand where the Republican Party once stood.. It is the GOP who has slid way off to the LEFT.. The GOP is Dying, its death throws are seen in the House Of Representatives as pledges and oaths of office are being abandoned in favor of the agenda of the left.. How can you work with those who will not keep faith with those they represent? It is obvious that Obama is being protected from meaningful investigation, impeachment, arrest for obvious crimes and treason by BOTH PARTIES.. How else could he get away with what he has? It would not surprise me to find that the leadership of BOTH Parties were working in concert to keep Obama in office to keep moving toward Globalist goals… This election was nothing more than a rigged “Dog and Pony Show” to circumvent the voter..

    It’s time to STOP supporting the Republican Party and find a NEW, TRUE Conservative Movement which will honor it’s Oaths and Pledges… Hopefully a true Phoenix of a Party will rise from the 2012 election to Carry the Banner of Conservatives….It is the only way the true Conservative Agenda has a chance of saving America…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bernadine-Johnson/100002005063108 Bernadine Johnson

    to cajanone1 you are right but that is not the only problem.
    no body wants to add mitt. the problem is just who put obama
    into office with out vetting him. another problem he is an official of the UN
    as well as president. so blame the republicans. and praise the democrats.
    the constitution is worth fighting for GODS laws are for peace. the rest of them
    are false GODS OF any thing wrong is right thing to do. dictators liers and cheifs
    is what this country has for polititions.It is time to turn this country around for
    good.our children sould be taught to read write and do math be fore
    using a computer. when computers go down they can not figure out
    the change. our children are sexually molested at school by teachers.
    tell me this if you had a daughter 16 years old and he wanted her to have a baby and give it to him and his wife. would you want her to go ahead and have a baby give it to them. i was call into the superintendats office locked the door. told me they wanted to
    have a baby by me. was i wrong to call my mother to come get me.
    walked to the door unlocked it and left. nerver went back. got my GED.
    sure not as good as a certificate. just because they have degrees does not make them
    above laws. you all think the laws of this country are out dated. the laws of the muliums
    is from the dark ages. democrates progessive your a**S they are backwards.

  • freedom fighter

    America we knew and loved because it was ‘the land of the free’ is dead. We have a country filled with ignorant, uneducated, sheeple, (useful idiots in Lenin’s terms) who care more about Saturday Night Live, Dancing with the Stars, NFL Football (and their favorite team), etc. than they do about the freedom and liberty they so easily give up to the government (Patriot Act, TSA, NSA, and their huge Utah facility to actually monitor and track ALL electronic communication, EPA, NTSA,et. al.). All government is evil, and the bigger it gets, the more evil it becomes. Electronic surveillance tools now allow for tracking of all of our electronic actions and movements….welcome to ‘1984’. ‘America doesn’t seem to care…hardly 50% of voters voted in the last election. When it becomes “Amerika” it will be too late. And the sheeple are biring willing led led to the Brave New World and the slaughter house. All hell is gonna break loose soon….and it won’t be pretty when it does.

  • LiveFreeOrDie

    We LOST because of JUSTICE ROBERTS decision. We LOST because MItt is a RINO nd the GOP doesn’t want to FIGHT. If the MSM and liberals will ATTACK with VILE ads about how Mitt killed a guy’s wife- and that Mitt didn’t pay taxes- WHERE WAS MITT DEMANDING Barry SHOW ALL HIS DOCUMENTS. We LOST because the GOP is thisclose to the Democrats and to them- and to this writer- a “former campaign manager and consultant” it is all a game. It is not a game- it is a FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES!!! Get someone who will get down with these liberal bastards and battle them- not Ron Paul, Newt, Santorum or Mitt- get a REAL FIGHTER

    • $3846549

      Wish there was one. While we sit and wait for an acceptable champion, we will be overrun in the foxholes.

      • Carol

        just stop trying to blame everyone else for what the party chose. thats just not right.

  • TexasJester

    Romney was far from my first choice – but when it came to a choice between him and Obama, it was no choice at all – and I tried desperately to convince others that you need to vote for the one you don’t like a kittens over the one you don’t like a lot! Unfortunately, people like the Paulites (and I’m not blaming just them, but everyone who didn’t like Romney for this reason or that, and therefore didn’t vote for him!) chose to vote their conscience instead of reality – a worthy goal, but not realistic in today’s world.

    And as a result of these people’s pettiness, and massive voter fraud, we now have Obama – again. May God have mercy on this nation….

  • TheTexasCooke

    The Republican Party is dying for EXACTLY the same reason that the Dumbocrats are succeeding. They speak with absolutely NO intention of doing what they say. The difference is that the conservatives are no longer fooled by the RINOS, and the independents/moderates love everything coming out of the Dumbcrats mouths and are too stupid to realize that they are lies. Everytime the RINOS turn their backs on their platform and run another socialist they loose more support. At least when Bill Clinton lied he got a bl*w-j*b out of it!

  • PoopsMcGill

    I think the Tea Party had it best: Instead of focusing on single-issues like taxes and immigration and abortion and defense which many republicans see differently, the Tea Party instead focused on “smaller government”. I think all these other issues can be addressed to most of our satisfaction by ALWAYS deciding on an issue thru this small-government prism.

    If INCREASING taxes can somehow be shown to shrink government (unlikely, but being open minded here) then let’s go for it.

    If it is shown that government grows ever larger by prosecuting individual rights on issues such as drugs or prostitution, then we need to take the smaller road and relax laws on issues such as these.

    If maintaining a global empire requires an ever growing “military industrial complex” government superstructure, then the GOP MUST focus on the real national security threats to the nation and let some of the very expensive (and expansive), and politically popular globalist issues take a back seat.

    Don’t focus on gay marriage as a religious or social issue which should be none of the government’s business; but instead focus on the underlying financial marriage “benefits” grab by just another “special interest” group looking for another government-mandated economic advantage to be paid for by the rest of us.

    There has got to be a way to welcome immigration to the country while also controlling our sovereign borders. Focus on border-control instead of blocking certain groups out.

    Concentrating on areas such as these will immediately expose the true big-government enemies to the party where expelling them should become a relatively simple and straight-forward process. There’s no other way. The big-government rascals in the party whether they be RINOs or Neo-Cons or religious fundamentalists MUST be shown the inconsistant error of their ways or be vociferously expelled from the GOP! The visible and very public cleaning-of-house from the party of these renegade statists would then demonstrate to problem demographic groups like: the young, social libertarians, minorities and freedom-lovers that a controlled and shrunken government is definitely in their interests too.

  • eli

    You are wrong; it is Obama who has AIDS! His name has long been on AIDS’ lists. I think MO has AIDS also! That is why they stay together. Who else would want them!

  • slickzip

    Liberal republicans need to shut up and take the needle in their arm to get cured of the evil virus they have ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • shamu9

    The Boon Koon Won With Massive Fraud They Rigged Machines, Rigged the Tallying of Votes, Bussed Massive Amounts of Wet-Backs, and AFRICAN REFUGEES to the Polls and Told them to vote a straight Dem Ticket. No Voter ID States, Shit-Canning the Overseas Military Vote [As Usual] AND the Republicans will Do Nothing. They won’t even Cheat to Match the Dem Cheating-NEXT Time! Any Other Country, and there would be War In The Streets, with even a Suspicion of Fraud! Not Here, THAAAAAAAT”S RAAAAAAAACISM!! Tough Freaking Crap! They HATE us, Hate ‘em Back!!– Oh, I forgot!! HAAAAAATe is a Crime Here!

  • $3846549

    You can get so open minded your brains fall out, attempting to appeal to the demographics you say the Republicans need to gain power is self-defeating, what have you got that is worth fighting for?. We thought the US experiment was “innoculated” from the disasters that befall all other democracies. That the people believed in the high ideals, understood the concepts, well the old white guy,you decry, did. Frankly why should I care about Republicans? The last time they got power they morphed into Democrats. It is the ideals that they say they support that would motivate me to vote for them. Why should I expend money and effort to get them elected? Clearly the country rejected the American ideal in Mitt Romney, we haven’t had such a perfect candidate in my lifetime and he didn’t win. Therefore I look at the country with new clear eyes. I believe I live in a foreign country now, I can still have my values and my faith, at least for now. I also believe we will be seeing the second massive diaspora of capital and brain drain. The best and the brightest will be getting out here, the USA future looks pretty dim.

  • medivac

    I didn’t see any familiar names in the replies so I’ll enter my 2 cents on my observations. There are still many that can’t let go of their choice of candidate loosing in the primaries. There are also many (both parties) that aren’t willing to negotiate on major things like immigration reforms and financial matters. This is supposed to be a two or multi party system but until the parties learn to work together, it just ain’t gonna happen !! Even when there is a real discussion going on in the forums, some yahoo will jump in and try to disrupt the whole purpose of the forum. How anything is solved by this method I’ll gladly be open to listen to.

    • adamenochnoah

      You do not want the ones that we have elected working together at this point, that would accelerate the destruction of the country.

  • Rachel

    You still don’t get it, the GOP was way ahead. Then I read the reports about illegal aliens being bussed in to vote. Some of them were claiming to be someone who was obviously twenty years older than they were. Others couldn’t speak English. There were also electronic hackers for Obama. I really question when Obama got 90% of the votes in a district, but come on 147% and no one is yelling and screaming voter fraud. And you come out and tell us the GOP has a virus. If the Republicans tried to pull this off, the media wouldn’t stop talking about how terrible it was. Somehow they are silent when the Democrats are pulling these stunts. And lets not forget how many people voted for Romney in these elecronic voting booths and up pops a vote for Obama. It is like the crime bosses have taken over the government.

  • downs1

    I agree with “pearl87″ and my heart aches to see the basic values of the Republican Party being shredded. There was once a strong Christian basis for the Party’s platform. There is an arrogance that has crept in and instead of clinging to that moral base that made us strong, we have begun to unravel in an attempt to be all things to all people. Perhaps it is because we have turned away from God and as the Scripture says, “We have turned to our own ways and done that which is right in our own eyes.” God told us very clearly that we can do nothing without Him. I didn’t hear one candidate clearly spell out his or her belief in the Almighty! They felt that would be suicide in our current culture.The only one who had the guts to do so was Richard Mourdock, and he was “crucified” for his comment. The ACLU, Citizens for the Separation of Church and State, MoveOn.org, People for the American Way, the LGBT bunch and others are systematically coming down on Christianity. That is, on God! I see no real future for America. I’m not alone! When this nation collapses, those who are the perpetrators will say, “What happened?” It’s like the Republicans after November 6th: “What happened?” The liberals, on the other hand, are too foolish to really understand what is happening! After all, they threw God under the bus at the DNC!

  • HadEnuf

    That is because the immune system has become compromised by these WEAK, TIRED, SPINELESS, OLE SCARED RABBITS that make up most of the FECKLESS, essentially NON-EXISTENT party! We need a new blood transfusion of YOUNG, TIRELESS, TOUGH, BRAVE STATESMEN rather than the HOLEY GHOSTS that we now have! We have a COMMUNIST REGIME doing as it pleases and it’s nigh time that they and us, the hearland, wake up to this reality and start to act and attack: work stoppage, tax revolution, states manning militias, those are a few solutions that I recommend! IT’S TIME FOR ACTION AS OPPOSED TO INACTION! Four years, four years? – this dying Republic, in intensive care won’t last a year under this COMMUNIST REGIME and neither will the middle class, your freedom and your private property which they are out to conficate and give to the illegal aliens and black grifters! It’s as the Muslim-Marxist new Hitler had said: “Get Revenge” – they intend to and they are! Blacks are now in control on tv commercials and whitey is made to be subservient, ESPN’S segments highlight mostly black athletes and usually now have a black and white pitted against each other! These COMMUNISTS are using the divide and conquer strategy and most sheeple are blind to this obvious strategy! Wake up, damn, watch the ef’n boob tube in a new light and you’ll understand what I am saying. Undermining the parental control and the law is also being subliminally shown on the boob tube, especially on the “History Channel” where they are redefining history and religion! All these reality shows are pitting people against each other and creating an environment of chaos. You fools are being played like a fine fiddle and can’t get enough of this brainwashing! Kiss your arses good bye, you had your 200+ year run of fun, now it’s servitude, drudgery and misery UNLESS you acknowledge this reality and decide to ACT -work stoppage, tax revolt , states manning militias, something has to be communicated to these despots that have nothing but DISDAIN AND CONTEMPT for you’s rather than FEAR, which is FREEDOM rather than TYRANNY of which is now in place, BIGTIME!

  • Charlotte Juett

    The reason we lost the election is that we ran a candidate that embodies none of what a traditional Republican stood for. If the GOP does not get back to being the Party of the Constitution and small government, it is doomed to fail at every turn.

  • Clinger Trur

    You nailed it.
    Reality: we’re going to have to do a better job of branching out to
    those who bear no ethno-cultural likeness to George Washington, and
    persuade all peoples that our beliefs can benefit them personally,
    instead for the ideological/love-of-country reasons we would prefer.
    ” However none of this “rebranding” can happen if we don’t, ironically,
    first reevaluate what we believe ourselves. Personally, I think it will
    take at least another generation for the Right to regroup, find that
    consensus, end our civil war, and unify to where we can again persuade
    the politically apathetic, moderate, and soft Democrat to our side. “

  • dmcfarland @dslextreme.com

    Completely wrong!!!! The republican party needs to embrace libertarian ideas if it wants to become relevant again.

  • CalWoman

    Look, there is a civil war going on. The liberal bent have called me racists, etc,etc.. I’ve still supported their can’t lose candidates, only to have them lose. Then when they lose they dump it on my conservative shoulders. Watching Boehner bend over and give in has at last brought me to my senses. I don’t want the Republican Party until it can shape and fly right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Higginbotham/100000261072379 Bob Higginbotham

    I think I see the point Mr. Taxia is trying to make. I understand the differences between Newt, Ron Paul, Mitt and the rest and the internal rivalry it caused. The squabbling should have ceased when we narrowed the field to one candidate but it didn’t. Three million registered republicans apparently did not even vote. How many of those were “disenchanted” because their favorite candidate did not make it? The Ron Paul following seemed to be extremely devoted to him. How many of those did not vote in some kind of protest? Santorum was considered much more conservative than Romney. Did that deter some of the Santorum followers from voting for Romney? I think one of the differences between the democrats and republicans is the ability to think independently. However, at some point, if we want to survive we must overlook minor differences and think about the good of the party.

    • Carol

      It couldnt, because too many people witnessed the coruption the GOP began to display. They began looking too much like the left. I dont vote democrat.

    • Carol

      And on top of it all…….they just layed down and stopped fighting. Like a kid throwing a fit and then exhausting himself in the process….they just cave in. They do it repeatedly now. They stink.

    • adamenochnoah

      There is no good in the two-party system.

  • Carol

    This article is BS. I agree with pearl. They are liberals. And conservatives dont vote liberal. McCain…..liberal…….Romney ….liberal. Dont try throwing anymore guilt trips on us. We didnt pick them……The GOP did.

  • (moi) Nick Taxia


  • runnindeer

    “Obama didn’t win so much because” Foolish statement that. There was no because to be added here. Obama didn’t win period. The 3 million and a very few extra that put him over the top came because the people who did vote for Romney and who had voted for Romney did not get their votes counted on time as they should have done. This so called win is a sham and a disgrace to this country. Yes there was and is division in both parties. There is also a 10 percent group that would vote for a spotted goat before they would vote Republican or Democrat. That is now and has always been America. There is also a huge chunk of Americans who did not get to vote due to weather conditions . Some who did vote didn’t get counted in time . That Ohio bunch that put O over the top was probably a bunch of dead folks or people who had voted in other States but America will never be told the truth since it is all about the race and don’t offend people now. Don’t get them angry and never speak out . It is all about the money and that is coming from a people who have planned a long time to get this in order for their own agenda. The vote didn’t count.

  • WASP

    The fascist-democraps have a fatal (I hope) case of paranoid schizophrenia.

    • WASP

      Accompanied by a bad STD infection.

  • Daniel Brown

    When will the republicans learn , We as conservatives willnot vote for a moderate . Plain simple to the point . We has tea members will not vote any type of turncoats. Either the republicans get on board with us. We will leave the republican party. Either work with us or get out of the way. You have proven to us that you have lost your way and want to lead us down the same road as liberals. Thats not going to happen. We want a conservative in congress , senate, and in the oval office. Less government , and believes in the constitution . We are not groups. We are the people in , We the people.

  • jo

    Dear Nick Taxia, and YOU are one of the major carriers of the virus. Get the shovel and try to uncover your principles. I have formerly withdrawn from the Rep party, I will no longer pull a lever for someone to vote against someone.!!!!!

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