My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Well It Ain't Romney!

I guess it's time for me to wade in the the Republican Presidential campaign.  Not that I really am a Republican.  I quite calling myself that years ago.  I call myself  a CCCC or 4C.  All that stands for is Christian Constitutional Conservative Capitalist.  I gave up on the Republicans after I gave up on the Independents after I gave up on Democrats which really wasn't a big deal in my world.  The key is I haven't given up. I haven't given up on the United States of America which I believe many people have.  Having a little experience of what it's like to live in a 3rd world country and having a son who is an Iraqi war veteran I would like to think that gives me a little creditability when I make the statement, "this is the best country in the world in which to live."

The big question that is facing America and the Republican party is not will BHO become a one term President?  The big question is will more people who actually work for a living get off their arses and vote than the people who vote for a living.  That is the real question!  The secondary question is if they do that will they unite under on banner and vote against BHO and for America.  Or, will they put their personal feelings first and split the Republican party which  is the only way out of the BHO mess. I have not made up my mind yet but I have decided on whom I do not want as a candidate.  This list includes but is not limited to:
Donald Trump
John Huntsman
Ron Paul
Chris Christy,  a couple of these guys are playing the ego game.  Namely Trump, Huntsman, Paul and Christy. None of them stand a chance of beating BHO which it the name of the game yet they continue to try to garner headlines, fill their pocketbooks and garner headlines like they are viable candidates regardless of what they say.

It was bittersweet to see Michelle Bachmann drop out of the race as she appears to be a fine woman and a Conservative.  She did do the right thing though as she accepted the facts and knew she would only disrupt the system if she continued.  Mr. Huntsman should do the same thing, in my humble opinion of course.

 Mr. Santorum certainly jumped up and was noticed this week.  He is represented as a "true" Conservative but is noted for "pork barrel" money.  I have a problem with that on one hand.  Then he was elected to represent the state of Pennsylvania in the best manner he could.  Federal money to Pennsylvania is a good thing..............if you live in Pennsylvania................and it's money from the other 49 states.  He's for repealing Obamacare but I'm not sure of his plan.  On his web site I like his "core spending principles"  I didn't see anything that said Social Security would be touched or untouched.  At my age that is a concern however, for my grandchildren it is a major concern they can't do anything about.  

Mr. Gingrich according to darn near everyone appears to be the most intelligent of all the candidates.  He has experience in Washington which will be needed to manipulate the maze the next President will need to navigate undoing Obamacare, regaining the American credibility overseas not only with our allies but with our enemies.  America has always dealt from a position of strength not the cowardice and bowing shown by BHO.  I like his "Day One Plan"  Many of these issues are sorely needed and needed immediately.  On the other hand Mr. Gingrich was a Washingtonian for many years.  Is there a likelihood he will return to the old ways of politics.  He has been out of Washington for a reasonable of time.  As regards to his personal life.  It's not a record to brag about.  Then again to quote a very famous verse, "let those among you without sin cast the first stone".

I liked Herman Cain unfortunately he either was not squeaky clean as it seemed and foolish to think a 13 year affair would not be discovered.  Or, and that's a big or it truly was too much pressure on his family and he put them first.  I don't have the facts and I won't make a judgement.  It reality just how much do we really know about any of these candidates?  How much do we really know about our own neighbors once the door goes closed at night?

Mr. Romney, now there's an interesting man.  Let's see.  I am a billionaire and self made at that. Actually that is a good thing as he at least held a job outside of government and knows what hard work is.  I was a Republican governor of a super liberal state.  I was beat last time and I have been campaigning ever since. Hmmm.  I raised taxes in my state, according to BHO my mandatory state health plan was the model for Obamacare, I supported woman's rights and not the rights of the unborn. All the liberal news organizations want me to be the Republican nominee.  

My daddy had a saying that went something like "a leopard can't change its spots".  That keeps coming to my mind.  My daddy was a pretty smart man if I do say so myself.  One other thing that is bothering me is who is supporting Mr. Romney,  Let's see,
Karl Rove
Former President G H W  Bush
Nikki Haley
Christine O’Donnell
 Former Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire
 Former Sen. Mel Martinez
 Sen. John McCain (Ariz.).
The list goes on and on.  I would point out all of theses save Nikki Haley are old school Republicans.  Several are out of office or you might say unelected. Former Senator Judd Gregg is another Nor eastern liberal who helped with the TARP program and we all know how well that worked out. A couple let's just say are no longer dealing with a full deck due to age or disease as much as I respect them  and the service they gave to our country in their prime. So what's in it for them.  Power people just plain and simple POWER.

This post is not meant to meant to endorse any specific candidate only to explain why Mr. Romney will not get my vote when the time comes for me to go to the voting booth.  The last thing America needs is a RINO for President after BHO.

God Bless America,
Pops

3 comments:

Chi-Town Bound said...

Hi Popps,
I'm new here. I would say that I'm a moderate, but that can change as time progresses. I agree with you about Trump; I think that he's quite the ego-maniac and although once in a while he makes sense, it's the other 99% of the time that he just goes on and on. I like Ron Paul, but don't like his foreign policy. I like Huntsman; he's the most well spoken and has good experience overseas, but don't think that he's electable.

I'm of the population who voted for President Obama. As a former Chicagoan (and hopefully a current), I had to vote for him. He fell nicely into the Machine Politics of Chicago.

Unfortunately, I do not think that the Republicans have someone out there who can really beat President Obama. Gingrich, Paul, Santorum, and Romney have gathered a little momentum, but I truly thought that some one would have pulled away as the clear winner in Iowa; not a winner by 8 votes.

Thanks for posting!
(A Fellow Buckeye)

ABNPOPPA said...

Chi Town,

Thanks for stopping by and your comments. I hope you will become a follower as we need to hear all sides of this debate.

I hope that you have seen the error of your ways and will not vote Chicago Politics again. It truly is the wrong reason. Vote what is best for America. I believe the Republicans can defeat BHO if they will ban together and put petty differences aside.

Again stop by and please comment.

Pops

Subvet said...

I've noticed how the politicians who stood out from the herd are being picked off (Cain & Bachmann are the best examples). Paul is a loon, end of story there. The frontrunners now are pretty much cut from the same "moderate" aka "RINO" cloth, the best of the lot is Santorum IMHO.

By the time all the dust has settled I think we'll have the choice of Obama or "Obama Lite". We'll see a lot of dirty tricks used by the current Administration to keep The One in power and I truly believe we're going to be inflicted with AT LEAST another four years of the man. For an explanation of the "AT LEAST" part I'll need to don my tinfoil hat. But I believe it.

Failing the reelection of B.O. we'll have a GOP clone of his. Don't look for a turnaround of our culture from the anti-Christian cesspool we're diving into. It'll be the same game, different name.

I truly hate to say it, but theres an ever increasing amount of evidence that our nation as we knew it is finished. God's will be done but may He have mercy on us all.

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer