Monday, April 30, 2012

Why I will not vote for Romney

Okay, since I posted that picture this morning of Obama and Obamney I have gotten 13 (that's right, 13) emails and 1 comment telling me that I need to vote for Romney or 1) it will be a wasted vote, 2) because a Supreme Court justice seat will be up for grabs, 3) because Romney is a nice compromise and won't scare the liberals off, 4) Romney won't infringe any further on our Civil Rights and 5) We need Romney to overturn ObamaCare.

I have always been a firm believer that who a person votes for should be their own decision for their own reasons. A person should be free of harassment, intimidation or pressure when deciding who to vote for unless it's from the New Black Panther Party, in that case it's okay.

I'm going to take points 1-5 and tell you what I think about it.
1) I'm in California - my vote is symbolic only. My personal vote doesn't count anymore. Even if it did, Conservatives are outnumbered by liberals by a huge margin here.
2) A SC justice seat is always up for grabs. That has been an argument since the very first time I cast a ballot. It doesn't even figure into who I might vote for.
3) I don't want a fucking compromise nor do I want moderates standing with me. Besides, my fear is that Romney will fuck things up even worse than Obama and scare all the moderates back to the left.
4) Romney cannot infringe on our rights any further. That goal has been accomplished. As far as 2A goes, Romney was the governor of Massachusetts - a state with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the US today.
5) ObamaCare was modeled after Romney's health care plan in Massachusetts. It was originally his fucking idea. Get it? He's not going to overturn it, he's going to tweak it around until it's a "workable" compromise and my taxes are still going to go up to pay for it.

Now, in case you're still thinking I need to re-think my position, take a trip down my sidebar. See all those neat pictures of the III flag, the poster of the bowie stuck in the Constitution, my business card, the III Percent Patriot book I'm pushing and all those right wing links? Do they tell you anything at all, like maybe I have re-thought my position and my mind is made up? That this is where I stand?
Those things should tell you that I advocate a return to a Constitutional government. Nothing more, nothing less. No fucking compromise. Have I heard Romney vow a repeal of GCA 68? Have I heard Romney vow a smaller, less intrusive government? Has he promised abolition of DHS, DEA and BATFE? No? Has he even mentioned it? No? Then the motherfucker ain't getting my vote.

I will tell you this: If I had to vote for one or the other, I would vote for Obama (collective gasp) before I voted for Romney. Maybe if Obama's re-elected it'll push the American sheeple over the edge and force them to get off their lazy asses and do something about him. Maybe the Tea Party will rise again except maybe this time they'll leave their goddamned flags at home and pick up their rifles instead.

31 comments:

Brian said...

Kenny, you made my day. I am voting Johnson and fuck the GOP and that bag of shit they offered up.

Put up a real conservative or go the fuck home. The rest of the pussies can vote Romney. Ekite banker moonbat. People should be ashamed.

Not me. Fuck Obama. I won't compromise ever again.

Jake00002 said...
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BonnieGadsden said...

I've been going through the same issues lately as well.

Huckleberry said...

Thats the kind of shit I come here to read,Well done sir! Im going to read that shit again as soon as I get back from the BMW motorcycle dealership with the wife.

Kerodin said...

...and that's how you do that!

Kerodin
III

Chris Mallory said...

I made the comment the other day, the choice we have this election is this:

Romney wins. We have 4 years of bad policies followed by 4-8 years of worse polices put in place by which ever Democrat replaces him.

Obama wins. We have 4 years of really bad policies followed by 8 years of the Rand Paul administration.

All a Romney win will do is make the Republicans in the Congress roll over and offer up their asses to the "Republican President". At least 4 years of gridlock would be helpful if they would grow some balls and overturn these executive orders.

Fuck Obama.
Fuck Romney.

Remember the USS Liberty.

Anonymous said...

Here's the thing, there have been too many brave souls give up everything they have so you and I can vote how you and I wish. You don't need to explain your vote (although if you didn't this would have been kind of a short post).

Vote your what your gut says and hold your head high.
Riley

Anonymous said...

Hey guy!
You said it better than I did!
Even surprised my democrat wife (so sue me, I do love her) when I said I would vote for Obama before I would vote for Romney.
One thing, the Tea Party has to get together and push the old guard republicans out!
Not just the elected asshole republicans like McCain, but the entire leadership of the republican party.

Just me thinking.

Keep up the good work.

Quixote said...

Hey WC, sure can't dispute your thoughts on the matter - I share many of them, but OMG, "If I had to vote for one or the other, I would vote for Obama (collective gasp) before I voted for Romney.". Ouch, collective gasp indeed, never thought I'd see the day...

Regardless of how anyone feels about President pick, everyone please consider your local congressional races & how important a conservative Congress is -with veto-proof majorities and leaders with some cahones (screw Boehner & McConnell), the long battle back to a true Constitutional Republic will have been at least been initiated...

Thanks for your insight wirecutter,

Quixote

BTW, we were lucky to have had two liberal justices retire replaced w/the same - replace a conservative originalist retiree or two with liberals and it can make quite a real, long term difference, just sayin'...Thanx again Q

Sarthurk said...

Then there's this. Just sayin'

Romney...
THIS IS WORTH READING.



This actually happened in the 90s - Please
forward to anyone you think would be interested. Check snopes at
http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/search.asp



Sometimes, this facet of Romney's personality
isn't so subtle. In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert
Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared. She had attended a
rave party in New York Cityand gotten high on ecstasy. Three days
later, her distraught father had no idea where she was. Romney took
immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30
partners and employees to fly to New York to help find Gay's
daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott
and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He
established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort
with the NYPD, and went through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain
did business with in New York, and asked them to help find his
friend's missing daughter. Romney's accountants at Price Waterhouse
Cooper put up posters on street poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy
owned by Bain put fliers in the bag of every shopper. Romney and
the other Bain employees scoured every part of New York and talked
with everyone they could, prostitutes, drug addicts, anyone. That
day, their hunt made the evening news, which featured photos of the
girl and the Bain employees searching for her. As a result, a
teenage boy phoned in, asked if there was a reward, and then hung
up abruptly. The NYPD traced the call to a home in New Jersey,
where they found the girl in the basement, shivering and experiencing
withdrawal symptoms from a massive ecstasy dose. Doctors later said
the girl might not have survived another day. Romney's former
partner credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughter’s life,
saying, "It was the most amazing thing, and I'll never forget this
to the day I die." So, here's my epiphany: Mitt Romney simply can't
help himself. He sees a problem, and his mind immediately sets to
work solving it, sometimes consciously, and sometimes
not-so-consciously. He doesn't do it for self-aggrandizement, or
for personal gain. He does it because that's just how he's wired. Many
people are unaware of the fact that when Romney was asked by his old
employer, Bill Bain, to come back to Bain & Company as CEO to
rescue the firm from bankruptcy, Romney left Bain Capital to work
at Bain & Company for an annual salary of one dollar. When Romney
went to the rescue of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, he accepted no
salary for three years, and wouldn't use an expense account. He
also accepted no salary as Governor of Massachusetts. Character
counts!! (and yes...that's worth reading again!)

cato said...

A classic encouragment to voting the way others think you should has been, "Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils".

What the appeasers forget is both are evil, whether they be greater or lesser.

I'll not support or vote for evil -- for any purpose.

Rich T said...

Good words Ken. I'll stand with you.

I'm afraid my vote will have to be in lead or gold. That's what will ensure my freedom.

Worker said...

Two thoughts:
1. No matter who is elected, we are screwed - both parties have the same adgenda - just different talking points. Better to speed up the process and be done with it and,
2. My belief is that if this is the best that our country can do related to 'party leaders', we are screwed - now, I'm out and will not vote or be a part of the charade. I'll take my chances with my own and my firearm.

Anonymous said...

Awesomeness!!!

Pickdog
III

TotC said...

Stick with your gut and with your guns Wirecutter. I'll be damned if I vote for the slower road to hell.

KurtP said...

I'm with WC- my vote really doesn't matter in TX. (except that it's getting so diluted by the blue-staters coming in)

Like I told my 65+ yr old mom (and she laughed) it doesn't matter if it IS the lesser of two evils- I'm tired of voting for evil.

Bushwack said...

As I am in CA too and my vote is symbolic at best. I can understand that thinking. I don't agree that Romney would be worse than Obama. He may be a liberal, but he's not going to be allowed to appoint folks like Sotomayor or Keagan to the SCOTUS. He'd be primaried out ASAP.


Anyone who would vote for Obama over ANYONE obviously has good feelings about Holder/Napitano/Czars/Regulation/Class war etc.

Vote the way you want since we're in CA it doesn't much matter. But to vote off ticket or for Obama is tantamount to giving up because your guy didn't get in... FK that I'm voting for the R in this election and will vote for folks who will OPPOSE him when he's wrong. Constitutionalists in congress would assure the path is right. Congress is the power man. We need to get Holder and co OUT FAST and the fastest is November.

Anonymous said...

Obamugabe's new campaign slogan "Forward"

Look familiar?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_z_pHUKajc

Toaster 802 said...

Went through the same thing Ken, arrived at the same place.

Frightend me into voting for McCain last time, well how did that turn out? Fuckhead writes NDAA like he is RUNNING the Hanoi Hilton.

Stop clawing, start pushing.

Fuck Obama
Fuck Romney
Fuck those that put a paycheck before their oath to protect We the People from selected "elected" criminals.

Stinkwilly said...

I have only one thing to say:

"How in the fuck did we let ourselves get into such a fucking mess?"

I can see NO way we are ever going to get our country back without a lot of blood being spilled. A civil war now is going to be three times as bad as the first one because of the population and weapons that will be used. Maybe that's why numb nuts is wanting russian paratroopers to be practicing in this country. Let'em
practice, who gives a fuck. They got their asses kicked in afghanistan, they'll really get'em kicked here. Then, we'll take care of the son of a bitch that brought them here to start with.

timbo said...

Very persuasive. And I believe you strategy is correct. This whole mess needs to be flushed, and there's no use dragging it out.

Cheesy said...

I know what you mean, but you could also look at it from the viewpoint of, it's not a vote FOR Romney, It's a vote AGAINST obama.

Skip said...

I can take the cocksucker out at 1500yds. Would that help? Prolly not at this stage.
My little one vote [as apposed to Julios 5 votes] won't cut it.
I'm m thinkin' let it play out and 100,000,000 folks go to the mattresses.
Who's he gonna send, minimum wage assholes with .40cals.
DOD will be our backup.

Wraith said...

I would vote for Obama (collective gasp) before I voted for Romney. Maybe if Obama's re-elected it'll push the American sheeple over the edge and force them to get off their lazy asses and do something about him. Maybe the Tea Party will rise again except maybe this time they'll leave their goddamned flags at home and pick up their rifles instead.

This is the same thing I've been saying to every douchebag who whines about my "wasting my vote." I'm gonna say it loud and clear: Anyone who actually thinks we're going to vote our way out of this, needs to put down the lighter and step away from the crack pipe.

Stinkwilly is right, God help us. I wish he weren't. I wish we hadn't let things get this far. But the situation is what it is, and thinking that wishes = reality is something Leftists do.

So I'm going to #writeinSarah this November. No, I don't think she'll win. No, I don't think that, even if she won, that she'd be able to conquer this hopelessly corrupted system.

I'm just doing it to make it clear that I want a REAL Conservative, not the mealymouthed, spineless statist fuck that our GOP Lords and Masters have decreed shall represent us. And if my Sarah Palin write-in means Obummer wins, GOOD. If the prospect of an unrestrained Obummer administration can't get this country off their asses, then WE ARE DOOMED. We've lost the will to be free. Last one out, grab the flag.

I'm done with the dog-and-pony show. Ain't playing their reindeer games any more. Let the shit fall where it may.

Robert Fowler said...

". Maybe if Obama's re-elected it'll push the American sheeple over the edge and force them to get off their lazy asses and do something about him."

I wouldn't bet on it. All the sheeple care about is who's wining American Idol and Dancing with the Stars. Who ever wins, it doesn't look good for those of us that still believe in freedom and liberty.

FREE said...

I so agree with you wirecutter.

For myself since I live in Canuckistan so I cannot vote down there,but if I could I see only one chance for America , the good DR PAUL.

Both the big 0 and the lier from Boston are just 2 sides of the same coin.

Ironwill III said...

Thank you for your insights. I couldn't have (and didn't) said it better myself.

The way I see it, it's like voting for Judas or Barabas. Both are evil. I'm not voting for either one.

Stephen said...

Well said. I stand with you and amen.

Copious Gasser said...

I'm with you Kenny!

I wrote a lengthy post about this post over at http://cldun.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/on-voting-should-opinions-be-voiced/

Jm said...

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/01/oh-my-obama-now-below-50-against-romney-in-california/

There is hope for Kalifornia yet. I understand your reasoning, but if you hate the MFer as much as most then you have to realize that by not voting.....your actually voting for the other guy !!!! All the Tea Party Patriots need to hold the line and go to the polls this Novemeber and at least give the country a shot !!!!

Love the Blog.......read it daily !!!!

Anonymous said...

I am getting frequentb email forwards telling me why it is imperative we vote for Romeny? "Hold your nose and vote for the lesser of the two evils," some say. Surprisingly, if I do that, it end up picking Obama (as much as I realize the harm he is doing to the country). Romney is mean-spirited, arrogant, selfish, fat cat. I sit home on November 3.
There is no way I could ever vote for Obama or Romney. Thank you, Republican National Committee for pushing this "wet dishrag" upon us!