I had to be out tonight and could not watch or write highlights of the GOP debate at the Reagan Library in California, so I’m playing catchup with all of you who didn’t get to watch it either.
So far, other than Pravda’s, er, MSNBC’s attempt to make the debate what Drudge called the “Rick and Mitt Show” and minimize the more conservative candidates, the most interesting soundbite I’ve heard so far has come from Newt Gingrich.
I can’t conceive of anything that would change my mind and convince me to support Newt’s bid for the presidency, but I have to give him props for not pulling any punches in denouncing ObamaCare for the “disaster” it is.
I do have to disagree with him on one important point, though. If the nominee ends up being any of the, say, “70% or better conservative” candidates, then all Republicans need to come together to ensure the defeat of the Marxist who currently occupies the White House.
But not if the nominee is Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney. Romney disqualified himself in the first seconds of this clip with his shameless defense of the same kind of atrocity-to-freedom-and-efficiency that ObamaCare is, only one perpetrated on the people of Massachusetts. Between his love for forcing socialist health care on free Americans, his global warming Koolaid drinking and other environmentalism, his obeisance to the homosexual agenda, and his dubious record on innocent human life…they shouldn’t even allow this guy to call himself a Republican.
If the “mainstream” media and the liberal GOP establishment somehow manages to fool enough inattentive rank-and-file Republicans into supporting Romney, we will have traded Obama for Obama-lite. And having a liberal Republican in the White House will likely be worse in the long run, because people on the Right will not be as energized to oppose his agenda and defeat him.
And frankly, after decades of socialist assaults on our nation, with that assault ramped up to the redline in the past three years, I don’t think America can survive four more years of Obama or Obama-lite. In fact, anything less than a solid conservative candidate like Michele Bachmann makes me doubtful that we can pull our nation back from the brink.
We don’ t have time for half-measures, “moderates” or pussy-footing around. We need a leader with unshakable conviction that traditional American values and principles are the right ones, and who will not rest until America is operating on those values and principles once again.