living in the 1940's attitude towards Women, Abortion, Contraception, people of color, minorities, education, equal pay, creating voter suppression, continuing to let a hard core religious group trying to tell 2/3rd of the nation how to live, trying to control our lives will keep the republicans from winning any election..... Women refuse to live as our mothers lived. we're not in the 60's anymore people of color are 'equal' and the list goes on! YOU CAN HAVE YOUR FORM OF RELIGION JUST DON'T IMPOSE ION THE REST OF THE NATION ITS A LOSER NO MATTER WHAT FORM OF LANGUAGE YOU CHOSE TO USE......
I no longer consider myself a republican. They are not conservatives any longer. I can not accept the bowing down and caving the current rinos in DC continually do while compromising what they say they believe in. We need to either get enough like minded conservatives in the party to stand up and say enough or we need to form a third party of conservatives. I still believe there are more conservatives in this country than liberals or moderates. We just need to get a cohesive message out.
RNC Called me the other day for contributions. I told them no. I said "Why should I give you money so you can decide which weak RINO you want to support for office?" I said," I will only donate directly to the candidate that represents my conservative values". Then I hung up. Unless the GOP allows and encourages the new generation of true conservative candidates, they will become a permanent minority party and cease to have relevance.
Romney on Immigration:
"High-tech fence for 2,000 miles on Mexican border:
...in the 2012 primary the former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney promoted the idea of a high-tech fence stretching the entire length of the US-Mexico border, nearly 2,000 miles long.
Source: The Rise of Marco Rubio, by Manuel Rogi-Franzia, p.221 , Jun 19, 2012
Enforce employment laws; illegal immigrants will self-deport:
ROMNEY: 'Those who come into the country legally would be given an identification card, and if employers hire someone without a card, then those employers would be severely sanctioned. If you do that, people who have come here illegally won't be able to find work. And over time, those people would tend to leave the country, or self-deport. I don't think anyone is interested in going around and rounding up people around the country and deporting 11 million illegal immigrants into America. Let's focus our attention on how to make legal immigration work and stop illegal immigration.'
Source: CNN 2012 GOP primary debate on the eve of Florida primary , Jan 26, 2012."
Romney had some simple ideas, that if he had been elected, would be providing far better solutions that we see being offered today on immigration.
Mark Levin the Libertarian Party is the only answer. You are not going to get rid of those progressive communist in the Republican Party. They have to much money keeping them in power. Probably from Soros.
The only true conservative Republican for the last election was Ron Paul. I fault conservative radio and TV including Mark Levin for not supporting him instead of another progressive communist like Romney.
Ron Paul was the only answer. Rush, Levin, Hedgecock, Beck all of you helped to get Obummer elected again because Romney was just another same old thing and the voters knew that
So I hope all of you are proud of yourselves. All of your are just one step above Obummer.
Unfortunately the RINO's are caving in to Obamas demands and I can see how Mark Levin is right. Sad for US. If Hitlery runs she will probably win because there are no real conservatives left, maybe Rand Paul, anymore????
Spot on... Absolutely spot on.
Sean's radio show is 10x better than his FNC T.V. show. I like Sean... on the radio. I love Mark. Great comments... let them resonate.
Hear, hear! Levin speaks the truth and the lemming RINO's keep working to be more like the communists in the Democrat Party. The Republican Party is DEAD. We the People have no effective voice in DC with only 50 or so conservatives in the House and a very few in the Senate. This country is doomed unless we can wake more people to the fate we face with the current crop of traitors in DC. I fear our future is one of tyranny and revolution against that tyranny. God bless and please help We the People as we work to restore our Republic.
A story about Sean Hannity who I rarely listen to now: In 2003, during the California Recall he was interviewing Tom McClintock who informed Sean, on the air, that Schwarzenegger's environmental advisor was Robert Kennedy Jr. who Hannity had ridiculed many times in the past for being a liberal hypocrite who flew in private planes. Hannity asked for McClintock's sources, Tom cited the LA Times, Hannity asked his producer to search for that article. Being a huge McClintock guy, I immediately sent a link to Sean's show. No mention of it on the air by Hannity. He wanted Schwarzenegger to win, period. Months later I heard Hannity mention how much he enjoyed having cigars with Arnold; Schwarzenegger being a greenie who flew around in private planes never seemed to come up.
I think that Jen's article yesterday on tolerance and Mark's rant on the leadership have one error, the idea that the party can be changed. We complain that the GOP does not listen to us and yet it would seem that they have and we are the ones turning a deaf ear.
They have made it more difficult for "grass roots" to work through the system, they took conservatives off committees due to a lack of "Loyalty" to the GOP leadership. Hello! They have spoken; Mark needs to realize that the best we can do is re-establish a second party and one group trying hard is http://cfp4us.org/ There are others as well but we need to start somewhere.
Let's face facts...WE haven't left the GOP.
The GOP has abandoned US!
Time for a new paradigm and rally/support new flag.
The old 2-party establishment will do anything to stay in power, so it won't be easy.
So long as we remain fragmented the LibDems will have everything their way with RINO lapdogs running behind.
STEP #1 - no more $$ to GOP.
STEP#2 - decide which 'organized' party is better set up to offer alternative - "Tea"/"Constitution"/"Libertarian".
STEP#3 - get our shoulders behind choice in #2 and PUSH!
The same problem exists over here.
I think it was Lord Tebbit who pointed out that there is a difference between 'common ground' and 'central ground' - the difference being that the 'common ground' in politics has been shifting more and more to the left, so that conservative politicians feel they have to formulate policies accordingly, i.e. more and more left-leaning ones.
They overlook that conservative voters stand on the central ground, where they've stood all their lives. So these core voters are feeling more and more left out, disregarded, taken for granted.
The mystery is that RINOs, the GOPe, or our lot over here, are trying to entice voters from the left to vote for them, which simply doesn't work, as has become abundantly clear.
They do not understand that by giving up the central ground, they are losing all who would vote for conservative policies.
Hannity Is a sellout. Have not watched the show since he said that amnesty "was a good Idea " now . That Is the problem with the Republican party folks. They toss their principles out the window and do not stand up for what "we the base" truly believe.
I can't listen to Hannity anymore. The guy took over a minute to ask a simple question of his guest and then he tries to interrupt before Levin can answer. He likes to hear himself talk and he basically says the same thing over and over again.
The "Grand Old Party" has become the 'Gutless Old Party'. It's time to vote out every one of the 'politicians-for-life' on both sides of the aisle and start fresh.
Too bad Hannity doesn't know how to ask a simple question instead of his multi-part complex questions (which he then wants to answer himself) and then listen and learn. He even does it to Mark Levin.
I agree completely. Romney was Obama Lite. Diet Obama. Obama with good hair. Forget these guys. Next they're going to sell us Chris Christie, Mister Media Loves Me and So Does Facebook Dude. He talked a good story for a while, but he's the next guy to lose to a Democrat and keep building Big Government.
We need people who have the guts to fix what Obama will have ruined by 2014. Somebody who will stand up in the debate, point his finger at Hillary, and say "You lied to get your boss re-elected. Don't lecture me about experience, Missy. We don't need an experienced liar."
There is just one other tiny thing. Scoop is growing. Getting bigger. I am not good with really large groups of people. There will undoubtedly come a time when I don't feel comfortable commenting here. I can feel it coming.
I really love all you guys, but my ideas are not really mainstream. They are really out there, someplace where this nation used to be.
I'm a throwback to something that used to exist.
Our ideas aren't mainstream either. Otherwise we wouldn't be bitching all the time. Your throwback ideas are ours too.
white531...I like your comments. I don't care if you feel you are a throwback. Your thoughts exist now and are worth noting and promote further thought and ideals. Who cares if they aren't mainstream? Heck this country is made of individuals.
There is a reason why it is growing, LIKE MINDED individuals stop here. We are conservatives who know the danger our country is in, and we are growing frustrated daily by the TRUE Republican party, people are waking up that it is NOT a conservative party, never was, except a brief brightly burning 8 years in the 80's, but only because the FLAME that was lit chose to anchor his ship at their dock. The Republican party is being pulled ever to the left, they have no anchor, they think they do, they think they are the party of the constitution, but that is a delusional aspect of the Republican Party. You cannot be the party of the constitution if you continually allow the bill of rights to be sectioned off, distorted and redefined. You cannot be the party of the constitution if you allow federal judges which oppose it on the bench. You cannot be the party of the constitution if you continually take more and more power away from the states that it does not enumerate for you to make laws on. You cannot be the party of the constitution if you get a more and more powerful central government, like that which the Founding Fathers found so distasteful and caused them to offer not only life and limb, but fortune and family to heave off.
This mess started with Lincoln and his push for centralizing government, and a strong Federal control over the states. In that regard, the Democrats can claim him, and rightly so, for this is exactly their aim.
The claim of conservative values fall short by strengthening the Federal Government with such organizations as the EPA, DHEW, later to become the separate departments of HHS, and DOE, enacting the ADA, NCLB, etc. These were all expansion of the federal government under Republican administrations. They have all had disastrous effects on our country and economy. They are LIBERAL ideas, foisted upon us by the liberal Republican party.
The Bible states,
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
I believe Providence is calling us to former things, to a time of HIS blessing. He is calling us to form a new party out of the great conservative awakening that started a little over 5 years ago. I believe He is calling us to separate from the political bonds that is causing such great travail in our country. He is calling us to draw a line in the sand, one that will show principle instead of party name, one in which we say "NO FURTHER" to the degradation of that great Document our prescient Forefathers left us. It is time, brothers and sisters, to stand up against the slow burning tyranny that we are witnessing.
Ray, I am late getting back to your most wonderful comment. Only in the late evening, do I get to enjoy Scoop. There is a disconnect, because of the time delay.
I am sometimes dismayed at posts like yours that deserve a hundred, "likes," when a one sentence comment can sometimes generate a frenzy of likes. There is no explanation for human behavior.
It was a great post, made even more so, by quoting the Bible. It would be nice to know right now, what season we are in. Don't you think?
Newt has his place, however he is not a loyal conservative, in NY23 he supported party over principle by supporting the most liberal candidate in the race, which was the Republican. Palin supported the conservative party candidate.
WE MUST bring young people into the Constitution loving community. The constitution does not GIVE us our God given rights, it enumerates them.
To the press I say, if you have not limit, then I should have no limit on my preferred freedoms as well, that is Speech and bearing arms.
I TRULY get mad about our education system even if I was raised in it as were my children. What has happened is what my husband loves to call the warm fuzzy effect over everything-i.e. an award for just being there. My kids love history and one of them majored in it. They dove deep to get to the truth and we made sure they did. Parents have to step up more and demand that our textbooks are not so biased and actually teach instead of having such wonderful illustrations. I love art, heck, I majored in it, but truly math problems are learned through working ALOT of them. I cannot even see younger kids spelling correctly and now, no cursive writing is being taught in the county where I live. Soon kids will not be able to read the Constitution, etc. Thank God my children learned to be patriotic, each in their own way. I hope they pass this on. We are a great country full of wonderful people. I tend to be an optimist and I pray that we can get our country back. I guess I need a set of directions on how. Speakers of intelligence and common sense and great insight are our hope.
Sarah Palin got me at her first speech. She has guts as does Mark Levin, Newt and Herman, my man. Oh yes,and Rush.
It is our educational system, Ray. The Communists and Progressives knew exactly what they were doing, when they took over our educational system. It has bore them fruits beyond their wildest imagination.
I believe our country has been educated out of being patriotic in our generation. Some due to the honor they pay to the police and military, however the younger people do not seem to have the same proclivities. If we can get to them and educate them in the love of country and constitution I think we have a fighting chance, we can do this through social media, like the forefathers used papers to write and disseminate the Federalist papers.
Other things in which our Government have made us fear it are Waco, Ruby Ridge, the MOVE bombing in Philidelphia, etc. all mass murders done by the government. We must not fear what man can do.
I think conservatives are wasting their time trying to take back the republican party. The Reagan's presidency and Newt as speaker is the only time there has been true conservative leadership in the GOP in over 50 years.
I am all for going ROGUE if by TEA.
FMW, it is an exhilarating feeling to throw off the shackles of central government republicanism, isn't it? Could someone out there who is an artist give us a Bald Eagle holding a unfurled Constitution in one claw and two AR15's forming an x in the other, as a symbol of our new political TEA Party? Who knows how we can form it? We need to free our children from the Socialist Republic that has been in the works for 90 years.
Mark, for the first time I'm disappointed in you. You have no idea of the number or illegals in this country. The 11 million is so under estimated. I think we have that many in CA alone. These people are being used without proper pay or recognition. I recently hired a contractor (white & licensed) to paint the house. The workers who showed up spoke no English, all illegals I presume. On another occasion,one worker had a college degree, useless in north America as they can't apply for a regular job. We can't on one hand allow mass illegal immigration and then turn a blind eye on the individuals.These people should have a right to integrate & advance in our society.
It has come to my realization recently, that regardless of what happens in Politics, a smart man or woman can make money on it.
I don't need to give you a detailed list of who I am referring to. But I gave up on Bill O'Reilly a long time ago. Greta bit the dust, not long after. Hannity has no other way to make a living, so he has to continue. Doesn't mean I have to listen to him.
I've had enough of Juan Williams to last me for the rest of my life.
I have no argument with Rush. He blends wisdom with reality, with just enough humor added in, to make it work. He is a needle in their ribs, and I wish him continued good health and financial success.
Glenn Beck is something I can't get a handle on. He speaks to the very heart of the Freedom we all believe in. He organizes events that make your heart stop, in their enormity and their attendance. I guess it's just the money thing. In order to follow Glenn Beck, you have to pay him. So he's not doing all he does for free.
Mark is right. There is no real difference right now between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.
Having said that, the idea of creating a Third party right now has little chance of success, in spite of the intense admiration I have for AmericanborninCanada and all the selfless work she has done on The Constitutional Freedom Party.
I guess I have never been big on hopes and dreams. I do however, believe in reality.
I believe in what is right in front of your face. What you cannot deny. What isn't going away tomorrow, no matter how much you wish it would.
Obama is not going away. At least, not anytime soon. Neither is Harry Reid.
The Progressives and Socialists who seem on the verge of taking over the life we used to live, concern me the most. Because in spite of our best efforts to return this country to what it used to be, they will keep finding new Obamas and new Harry Reids. And we can't seem to find enough solid Americans to go to the ballot box and prevent them from doing what they seem to do so easily.
In order to understand what we are doing so wrong, you have to read the great Greek Philosophers. Aristotle was the Father of Political Conservatism. His, "Politics," explains what we believe in today.
All the force and sensibility of a Democratic Republic comes for the basic formation of a family, a union of one man and one woman. Children are produced from that union and form a family. That family, that union, is the basis for all government. Because that family creates a village of others. That village creates a city.
That city is the absolute best form of Conservative Freedom that ever existed. Because in the environment of a city, everyone still feels the connection to each other. Their joys and griefs are shared. Hillary Clinton was wrong about what she said. It doesn't take a village to raise good children who care about life and the others who live that life. It takes a village of families, each doing their part, to raise a new generation of children, who grow and mature, and take the responsibility that is their destiny.
This is what happened to America. When we were an agriculturally based people, we were a collection of those villages, all across this great country, where everyone had an interest in supporting their neighbors.
No one went hungry. No one suffered the loss of a family member without the support of the village. The community of the village was there to support them. If a farmer suffered an illness when his crops were coming to harvest, his neighbors harvested the crops for him. When he recovered from his illness, it became his turn. That was life in the farming communities of America.
It was moving from an Agricultural base to an Industrial base, where everything went wrong. When Industry took over the American economy, the farm children graduating from high school, moved to the really big cities, which were not cities at all, in the original sense. They were metropolises.
Their was no longer a sense of the village. No longer a sense of community. No longer a sense of belonging. The, "Village," ceased to exist. The warm feeling you used to have, that everybody knew you, and accepted you for the contribution you made to the community, was lost in a heartbeat.
Because no one in the big city gives a rat's ass what you think. They don't know your family, they don't know where you came from, and they simply don't care. Any idea you had about a, "Village," is nonsense to them.
That is why Conservative thought has trouble, when it tries to expand from the small towns of America's Agricultural base, to the big cities like Chicago, where unions, and people who don't understand the concept of a, "Village," are the power in control.
You were here on election night. You watched, along with me, seeing Romney winning almost every State in what I would call, " The places where there aren't any big cities."
All of you are intelligent people. You would not be here otherwise.
Conservatives are not necessarily big city people. When it gets to big city politics, we tend to draw back a little. We keep doing that, drawing back, we're going to lose this country to Progressives.
All of us, and that means you and me, had better get busy trying to find leaders to replace the worthless Republicans who represent us right now. Otherwise, you can kiss this nation goodbye.
One other thing. I used to apologize for my rants. I'm done with that. If any of my posts offend your sensibilities, you can just click to the next one. Problem solved.
I am one, with Rick Santelli.
Well... know how right you are about all of this. Undeniable. Still, hope you will stay because there is yet a need to feed truth into the heart on a daily basis no matter what else happens, and that means truth about what is going on in this world now. So we need your perspective. Maybe for you to not worry so much about engaging with ideas here that may dishearten, and it will be easier. Anyway, much appreciate all you say and do--it helps. Something has to come of all these voices now, unless they stop. Heard once, "We have to say the words, but the Lord has to deliver the message." If you become silent, what can he do?
(BTW have you heard about Sen. Sessions today? Is that a new voice?? New ideas??)
May the Lord bless you in a big way, especially today.
Aahh geez, waytngtym. God keeps throwing people like you in my path, just when I am ready to give up on civilization. It's almost like He's watching me. (Did I really say that?)
Welcome to Scoop. More people like you who join us, the closer we are to a solution.
My pleasure. People like you are cherished on this site. We can't wait to see what you post next. Think of it like this. Each positive comment on The Right Scoop, helps rebuild America, and repair all the damage this maniac has done.
I want to say thanks for your praise. I have been so frustrated since Obama took office because of all the changes he has made with his "FOLKS" -as he calls the people of this country in general. I am a female who couldn't be democrat if I tried, although I voted for Carter for the wrong reason-he was governor of my state. I was much younger then and even he could be good but he wasn't strong enough for this country. As I got older I educated myself on his policies. This election of Obama has been the one election that brought me to listening to talk radio, Fox, Wall Street Journal and my friends. There are alot of us here that are frustrated. I never liked what Obama stood for and I had an intuitive feel that he was not one to be trusted. Boy, was I right.
Anyway, I enjoy reading everyone's comments. You each bring knowledge to me and help me feel less alone in all this government mess. Meanwhile, our lives go on.
Thanks again white531, you made me blush. Y'all help make my day and that comment truly did.
To all Scoop members, I want all of you to take notice of this. Independent for Romney has three or four comments on Scoop. His/her reply to me in the above comment is living testimony to the kind of people who find their way here, and enrich this environment for all of us. Kudos to Independent for Romney.
I read your post with great interest and admiration. In fact, I have sat here and read them all and learned alot. WHite531 what you say prompted me to reply because I have been thinking the same things about how we went from farms to cities and what has happened to us. I do believe that religion has become secondary and technology has become such a primary part of all our lives that we distance ourselves from face to face contact. Sad but true. We forget why America was founded in the first place because we are too hung up in today. Freedom has many different facets and unfortunately the Christian religion has been weakend in some ways by all the terrorism in the world. We do need to respect differences and help keep this country strong. Unfortunately, we have a party in control that doesn't want to respect those that don't believe as they do. As an independent and a conservative, I am enjoying reading what is said here. Mark Levin has long been a favorite of mine because he is so truthful and intelligent. Thank you all for what you say. BTW, I voted for Romney since I had no other choice. There were so many others I preferred i.e. Herman Cain.