Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Plea to My Fellow Conservatives

By Findalis
Monkey in the Middle

I received this from my friend James M. Sharp.  A piece that speaks loudly to those who cry that they will vote 3rd party or not vote on November 6th, 2012.  Take heed of his words.
Dear fellow conservatives,

Well, it is the end of April; just over six months until election day. Arguably THE most important and potentially pivotal election in the history of our great nation. From all indications, it would appear that the stage is set and that the final combatants will be President Barack Hussein Obama and Governor Mitt Romney facing off against one another.

Many of you dislike Gov. Romney; I understand that and I understand the reasons why. Well, most of them, anyway. Gov. Romney was not my first choice of Republican candidates to face President Obama. He was not even my SECOND choice. But now that the other Republican candidates have fallen by the wayside, it is time to accept the fact that it is going to be Romney against Obama in the title bout.

I voted for John McCain in 2008. Was John McCain my choice for president? Not by a long shot. But I knew what Obama represented and I saw through his shiny veneer. So I did what I had to do. I voted for McCain. I know all about voting one's conscience; I did it in 1992 when I was young and foolish. But I was disillusioned with President George H.W. Bush and I could not, in good conscience, cast a vote for him. I fancied myself a Libertarian, so I voted for the Libertarian candidate, Andre Marrou. This was in the pre-internet days and, although I knew very little about Marrou, I felt that my beliefs very closely aligned with the views of the Libertarians. What did my vote for Marrou accomplish? Very little - except for one very important thing: It helped to elect Bill Clinton. I have vowed to never again throw away my vote.

I need not tell you that we Americans are at a crossroads - perhaps, more accurately, a fork in the road. We have it in our power to decide which fork to take. We can either continue down the road toward European-type socialism under Barack Hussein Obama or we can take a right at the fork and attempt to roll back some of the "hope & change" that he has been wreaking upon our nation and its economy. Again, I acknowledge the fact that Mitt Romney is not the "perfect" candidate. But as far as I am concerned, the best thing that Romney has going for him is the fact that he is NOT OBAMA! And that, my dear friends, is good enough for me.

For over three years now, we have watched Obama and his band of thugs and thieves as they have tried to tear down the American Dream. They have managed to take grotesque deficit spending and kick it into hyperdrive in the name of rescuing us from "the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression". All we have heard is how much worse it COULD have been had we not spent all of that money - which we did not have in the first place.

We have watched one unbelievable event after another take place under this president's watch: First, it was the $868 billion stimulus bill which accomplished basically nothing. The unemployment rate still went to over ten percent and has yet to dip below eight percent. This coming after the administration assured us that, by spending all of that money, the rate would not exceed eight percent. Then there was Obamacare which was passed using political chicanery against the will of the majority of the American people. Since its passage, we have heard experts state that the bill is going to do nothing to alleviate the problem of escalating health care costs and will, in all probability, increase costs for most people (i.e., those that actually work). We have seen record numbers of people living on the public dole under this president. Who can forget "Cash for Clunkers"? We have seen this administration trample upon the rights of states. First it was the Justice Department's lawsuit against the State of Arizona seeking to invalidate that state's immigration law. Then came the NLRB's kowtowing to labor unions in Washington State by attempting to shut down a Boeing plant in South Carolina. How about "Fast & Furious"?

The list goes on and on.

Perhaps the most important point to consider when going to the polls (or not) in November is the fact that, if he is elected to a second term, Obama will get at least one - likely two - additional Supreme Court picks. This, my friends, could be the worst consequence of "Obama - Act 2".

Again, I understand that many of you dislike Governor Romney. I GET it. But you need to think long and hard about your decision to either sit out the election or throw your vote away by writing in Ron Paul or someone else.

Our nation needs you. It needs your vote. Conservatism needs your vote. It may well be our last shot.

Many thanks & God bless America!

James M. Sharp
This election is too important to risk another 4 years for Obama.  In fact a vote for a third party IS a vote for Obama.

While I didn't endorse any candidate, as it looks, Mitt Romney WILL be the Republican nominee and I will endorse him for President then.  And I will donate to his campaign.  I hope you will do too.  You can donate here.  Every cent counts this time.  AND EVERY VOTE COUNTS!!!  Remember that on November 6, 2012.

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