RINOs Can’t Figure Out Why Romney Lost | Jen Kuznicki

My buddy Mark Levin tweeted a Washington Post article written by establishment writer, Robert Costa, adding the warning, “Romney, the couldn’t lose candidate in 2012.”  Conservatives remain dubious about another Romney run, for good reason.

The points to how great the reception has been in GOP circles, to Romney’s surrogate support of candidates for office, concluding that his projected popularity against Obama has surged, however says that he couldn’t beat Hillary either.

Regardless of what he has personally said, there are many establishment Republicans who would like to see Romney enter the race for 2016, based solely on his popularity as a surrogate.  But they are hanging their hope on a false premise.

The establishment believes that Romney lost because he went too far right in a country that is lurching left.  Both suppositions are wrong.  Romney lost because he represented everything conservatives (both Republican and Democratic) dislike in a candidate for President.

Romneycare was the biggest problem with Romney.  The consultants tried to appeal to conservatives by invoking the Tenth Amendment, but it failed because of numerous reasons, one, that it isn’t a conservative approach for any governing authority to take control of the health care system, and two, that defending it made it impossible to use Obamacare against Obama.  Add to that the fact that Romney was a well-known flip-flopper on issues near and dear to conservatives including pro-life history, and the rise of big government.  Any review of Romney’s record in Massachusetts was met with, “What was he supposed to do? He had to deal with a government of Democrats!”  Which did not sufficiently answer any question and exposed him as a man over-willing to give away principle in order to get along with the other side.

The geniuses (sarcasm) who controlled his campaign were supposed to be the best of the best, and as Levin mentioned, repeatedly said that Romney couldn’t lose, as opposed to the long list of conservative alternatives who were deemed, “unelectable.”  In the end, despite winning over most conservatives in November, the old adage that a liberal Republican cannot win against a radical Democrat proved true.  And that’s what you get for working with the modern Democrat Party.

The Romney handlers bragged that he was just like Reagan in various ways, again to try to ameliorate conservative scorn, but in a very stark way, he was not.  He did what the establishment believes is Reaganesque, which is to appeal to Democrats, however, Reagan appealed to the innate conservatism that is still in the hearts and minds of many people, some even who would more consider themselves a conservative Democrat than a conservative Republican.  Ignoring philosophical differences is maddening enough, but flipping them between those who historically vote for one party or another is also currently how the establishment of the Republican Party is trying to explain away what happened in Mississippi.

The current Republican Party is adrift on a raft and taking on water, and hopefulness of outcomes that cannot be like the WaPo article tries to promote, matches the hopefulness the establishment used to get Romney into office.  They hoped to change the outcome of an election using brute strength against the conservative American, which led to would-be Reagan Democrats not voting, along with some of their Reagan-coalition conservative voting family.

The charges from some establishment members like Ann Coulter, that some conservatives wouldn’t vote for a Mormon or that they didn’t like that he was a wealthy man rang hollow.  Those same conservatives that were smeared admired him for his wonderful family and personal success. What really happened, was that the Republican Party wanted a nominee that would appeal to everyone except conservatives in their never-ending quest to erase and forget what Reagan stood for, and fought for, and won as a result. Twice.  In landslides.

People have disliked using “RINO” to characterize liberal Republicans.  They think a Republican is a liberal, going along to get along with any and all Democrats.  RINO to me, is as it suggests, a Republican in Name Only.  That is because a true Republican is part of the Reagan coalition and a Reaganite understands what the party should stand for. The Party has loused up its standing with conservatives so badly that people are calling themselves, “Platform Republicans” because too many Republicans do the exact opposite of what the platform stands for.

Reagan set the standard for coalition work by being steadfastly conservative, and defining the three-legged stool of what an American, regardless of prior party affiliation, will vote for.  He was a complete conservative, as are millions in this great nation.  Strong defense, free-market principle, and strong social values encapsulates what millions of Americans believe they stand for.  Those qualities in a politician win, especially when the politician has a good record behind him, and a way of communicating them to thousands starving for leadership.

So what if Romney runs again?  With Chris Christie and Jeb Bush as the leading RINO savoir-faire candidates, he’ll split the RINO vote, and in the end, with polling against Hillary, another Marxist offering from the radical-lunatic leadership of the Democrat Party, none of them can win.

What we need is an unabashed Reaganite, calling for an end to big government, believing in the greatness of the individual, and invoking God, family, and country, to bring this nation to its feet once again, and turn it away from the darkness of a nation in decline.

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9 Responses to RINOs Can’t Figure Out Why Romney Lost

  1. BearNJ says:

    The Tea party won a massive victory for the GOP in 2010 on two issues, opposition to the bailouts and Obamacare. Who do the GOP consultants give us as the only candidate who can win? A Wall Street venture capital guy who gave the nation Romneycare which was the template for Obamacare. This is how STUPID the GOP consultants are when it comes to understanding their own voters. Romney was easily demonized as not caring about the average guy because he put some people out of work. Obamacare was off the table because he wrote the plan. Even when handed Benghazi they did nothing when offered the chance to attack in the final debate. Romney didn't even ask Obama where he was that night. The GOP consultant class play like there is a mythical 5% that is in play rather than giving people a reason to vote. Millions stayed home.

    Rinos can't make the case on why people should vote for the GOP because they don't believe in the platform. In 2012 they run poll and find out Obama is "popular" so the go to a convention and campaign and don't attack him. Of course he's popular with those who watch only mainstream news. You have to attach his unpopular policies to him,. Do you think the Dems would have left anything off the table against Romney? Romney was such a boyscout they found an incident that was 50 years old and ran with it. America should have seen Rev Wright attacking America, seen Obama supporting him, see Obama bitching about wearing an American flag pin, shown refusing to salute the American flag in 2008, changing the pledge of allegiance and taking under God out and how he wants to “transform “ the USA.. They should have run commercials about how Obama is a Saul Alinskite community organizer and show how like Alinsky Obama demonizes people and says he wants to support the middle class but his goal is to destroy it. Romney could lay out Obama’s job loses and his policies that cause them. They could have showed commercials about the incompetence of Obama with the 57 states, the stuttering and his discussion of asthma and ask do you WANT this guy handling your health care.

    Romney lost an election any competent conservative would have won. His documentary showed him to have the confidence of a 13 year old boy with acne. He doesn't deserve a second chance. We need a conservative with principles who can debate and explain positions. We need Ted Cruz.


  2. MMinCC says:

    If we nominate Romney, Christie or Jeb, I will join the 6 million that sat out the top of the ticket vote in 2012-the GD Republican Party must be out of their minds to be entertaining this garbage.

    Run a Cruz/West ticket and we'll see a landslide as big as RR's in 84

  3. texan59 says:

    The only thing Mittens had in common with RR is that they both had good hair. But then again, I'm just a hick in flyover country who doesn't understand nuance.

  4. FUBO says:

    All the 'poloing' suggesting that, once again Mittens is the only hope, is a way the Wall Street Oligarths and establishment GOP are preparing us for his candidacy.
    What they refuse to realize is Mittens will never win. I will do as I did when he ran last time, I'll write in for POTUS. The banksters running both parties have destroyed this nation and giving them a toe hold with another RINO is just what they need to complete the fascism started 100 years ago with the federal reserve.

  5. Carol says:

    Maybe all this Romney talk is an end around way for the establishment to pave the way for Jeb. We certainly can't have Romney run again, but Jeb. He didn't run last time, so why not him? The contrast to Romney makes Jeb look more palatable, or so they think.

  6. Seipherd says:

    What the GOP LOSERship does not get is it's become the Geriatric Old Poophead party.

    The GOP leadership are all pretty much way over the hill geriatrics without any spark left to take the lead on any issue. The Geriatric GOP leadership has been involved in making crony deals on most every side of any significant issue as part of their power maintenance scheme of collecting crony money for special deals. The result of this is the GOP has a constipated slow moving leadership that needs to retire so there will be a pause in the cronyism that will allow new paradigms and solutions to problems to move forward.

    Let us not forget, this is pretty much the same GOP leadership that let the 55 MPH interstate speed limit survive thru the 1980s and into the 90s. They've no significant historical record of taking the lead to solve or evolve any significant issue in DECADES! Chances of them ever doing anything significant on OCare are pretty much nil…

    The Tea Party successes in 2010 and 2012 were related to the fresh faces, energy and new perspectives this diverse group candidates brought forward. More, not less, of this would be better.

  7. pete says:

    Something to be very mindful of is the whole "marriage equality" BS agitprop that seems to have affected quite a percentage of the US population. having seen a quick graphic on the TV, it suggested that some 55% were accepting of homosexual marriage, but that some 30 years ago, it was in the 20+%

    Despite Glenn Beck's suggestion that "we lost on marriage by being angry," NOTHING could be further from the truth…

    Consider the poor optics of the stonewall riots (and no, i don't remember them), but very possibly they
    Dropped the radical pose to
    Achieve the radical ends

    They cut their hair, wore suits, and became attorneys (and were subsequently appointed judgeships) or entered the education system – them BLAMMO – all the kids under 30-33 years old all seem to believe that homosexuals have the right to marry – despite the thousands of years and billions of actual marriages.

    Destroy Marriage is one of the 45 Goals of the Communist Agenda – there's also the infiltration into the church – and the overall demand for "tolerance" for anything NOT related to maintaining America's history, greatness and goodness…

    the homosexuals' right to marry is as bogus and manufactured as the 1st Amendment provision for the right to murder your unborn child

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    […] The establishment believes that Romney lost because he went too far right in a country that is lurching left. Both suppositions are wrong. Romney lost because he represented everything conservatives (both Republican and Democratic) dislike in a candidate for President.(RINOs Can’t Figure Out Why Romney Lost) […]

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