Conservatives, want to elect Jerry Brown? How about Barbara Boxer?

I didn’t think so

So why are we spending all this energy rehashing the primaries? We are, I’m hearing the murmurs from a lot of people in California who are definitely conservative.

I’m no fan of Carly Fiorina or Meg Whitman, and Poizner wasn’t sending thrills up my leg either, but that’s the breaks when money buys TV and radio ads, and the “Citizen Representative” of today can barely afford the TV much less the ad to put on it. Democrats get union money, and that’s just the way it is; it sucks, but there it is.

I am a huge fan of Chuck DeVore, I like him personally, and I really really wanted him to win the primary in June over Carly Fiorina.

Chuck DeVore graciously conceded the primary, and promptly endorsed his opponent Fiorina; he didn’t waste resources, and wouldn’t accept a write-in campaign. I wouldn’t have supported him if he had, as it would’ve simply gotten Boxer an easier win.

Some fellow DeVore devotees are to this day saying they won’t vote for Fiorina; her campaign so angered them they’d sooner write in Mickey Mouse than give their vote to her. What’s that accomplish?

It accomplishes a Barbara Boxer fourth term as Senator, period. Why?

When DeVoree lost I wondered “what the heck is wrong with this state?” Don’t these people see?

Well, no they didn’t see, and that was because it was rarely on television; money wasn’t there for DeVore to tell his story. Look at the money;

Candidate

Total

Support

Oppose

Carly Fiorina (R)

$2,650,548

$2,650,186

$362

Chuck Devore (R)

$73,479

$73,479

$0

 

More on money;

Fiorina had to spend over $5.5 million of her own money to get herself over the top, plus having the NRSC pulling for her (while denying it) didn’t hurt either.

This not even counting Tom Campbell, whom you can look at for yourself. Now look at who the winner of the GOP Primary is up against;

Boxer’s “self-financing” probably consisted of buying dinner thinking the campaign would pay, then finding out she couldn’t do that so…who knows?

This is just (part of) the financing; the Democrat union machine stands ready to take their member’s dues and give it to any Democrat who toes their line; and almost all do just that.

Up against this machine full of robots that only pull the (D) lever no matter how bad the candidate is, is us. They can pay people on welfare a little extra cash to hold signs, union people on unemployment to walk precincts, Hollywood actors between gigs to make paid appearances, options galore. We on the other hand work, pay our own way to help candidates in phone banks, use vacation days if we have them to attend rallies and candidate events like precinct walks, and there’s damn few of us to do it. We donate $25 or $30 a pay period if we’re not short for some reason that week; we’re not much but it’s all that stands between the radical leftists that have infested the Democrat party and freedom. When we start splintering off because we don’t like the candidate we have, it’s over. Remember Ross Perot?

Yeah, it may suck to have a two-party system with some of the choices that gives us, but it is what it is and November elections are 57 days away. You may or may not be thrilled with the GOP and some of the squishes therein, but they are the only party with anywhere near the numbers and money necessary to pull our country out of its dive. And November is just the start remember, the left has had years to pull this off; it’ll take time to reverse it as well.

Figure it this way, if we manage to give Congress back to the GOP, it’ll be two years of the Democrat/Obama blame game accusing the GOP of wanting to “do nothing” until 2012 when hopefully we can replace Obama with (again hopefully) a conservative. Assuming we’ve managed to keep Congress in GOP hands to actually reverse this mess, they’ll need a filibuster-proof majority; 2014 maybe just to really get started?

Being realistic, if the GOP blows it again, it’s over; it’ll take a decade if not longer to bring some third party up to anywhere near where it’ll need to be to have any real power in Congress, so getting those ideas out of our heads right now, today may be the best thing you can do for your country. We have to get behind the candidates we have now, regardless of what we may think of them personally.

Carly Fiorina, get behind her and help her beat Boxer.

Meg Whitman, get behind her and keep Jerry Brown from finishing the mess he started.

If either of them gets squishy after elected to their respective offices, we’ll worry about it then. Meanwhile, swallow your bile if necessary and just do it; I had to, you do too.

Unless, that is, you want Brown or Boxer to keep their jobs?

Crossposted

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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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4 Responses to Conservatives, want to elect Jerry Brown? How about Barbara Boxer?

  1. I can agree with you until we get to Forest Baker. He is so extreme, I will not vote for him. What is frustrating is there are great candidates out there who don’t want to run on the Republican ticket but that is how they have the best chance. It shouldn’t be that way. Being part of a political party means you have to kowtow to the group. I think you know what I mean. An independent can be an independent thinker because he is not part of the group. He can actually work for his constituents. If he doesn’t, you vote him out. An independent doesn’t have this big political party behind him to spend money on his campaign to get him re-elected. When you vote for a Democrat or Republican, you vote for a political system or machine. The candidate doesn’t have to be beholden to you, their constituent. They have the money to blow you off. When people get into a place of power, it can go to their heads, especially in a group. It’s the peer pressure. We need to do something about this and I don’t see it being in remaking the Republican party. I know people in that movement currently that are power mongers. They are playing games and manipulating people, all for the sake of thinking they know best. What I like about the tea party movement is they are the catalyst for change. What I like about an independent is they aren’t beholden to anyone but the constituents and if I don’t feel they are doing their job, I can actually vote them out.

    • Everybody agrees RIGHT up till you get to their candidate, then all bets are off.

      What is frustrating is there are great candidates out there who don’t want to run on the Republican ticket but that is how they have the best chance. It shouldn’t be that way.

      Agreed, it IS frustrating, but saying “it shouldn’t be that way” doesn’t mean it is somehow magically NOT that way. It IS that way and those are the cards we have…for now.

      An independent doesn’t have this big political party behind him to spend money on his campaign to get him re-elected. When you vote for a Democrat or Republican, you vote for a political system or machine. The candidate doesn’t have to be beholden to you, their constituent. They have the money to blow you off.

      And the independent doesn’t have the money to get elected, either. The solution is to take over the party machine of one side or the other, which believe it or not, is happening as we speak on the GOP side. Unfortunately, it’s going to take time, not before this November, but perhaps in time for November 2012 if you want to pitch in.

      In the meantime, we’re not out to elect our favorite candidates as much as we are (or should be) out to stop the left from advancing any farther. Whatever it takes, they have to be stopped this election cycle. We won’t be able, as I said, to reverse anything for a couple years, but we can stop them.

      I wholeheartedly agree, McConnell and his bunch are exactly as you say; they’re playing games and manipulating people. I saw what happened to Chuck DeVore, what they tried to do to Macro Rubio, etc.

      Take over the party from within.

      Help us.

  2. PSmith says:

    I like your article, however, the GOP does not equate to “conservative.” We see that in the Senate right now. McCain, Graham, Snowe and Collins are all Democrats with (R)’s behind their names. I do support getting good people into office. Quite frankly, the ONLY candidates that I give money and time to are the Jim DeMint endorsed candidates. I trust DeMint’s judgment. I say support his candidates in order to shake up the GOP establishment. Get them into office and send a HUGE message that we who want the GOP to revitalize itself mean business.

    If you don’t send that message we are akin to every enabler that lives on this earth. Psychologically speaking, the person who is a drunk or druggie doesn’t have a problem when we keep bailing. WE HAVE THE PROBLEM. IF we say NO MORE to Rinos and support the true conservatives, even if they don’t live in our state, then we are being pro-active to make REAL change. Let’s face it California is lost no matter who wins.

    • I’m not saying GOP=Conservative, you know me better than that. No, I’m speaking as a conservative who’s bound to vote for a possible RINO because, like it or not, she has the best chance to beat Boxer NOW. Our time for choosing the best candidate and the real conservative with a chance to win to face Boxer is behind us.
      I would vote for McCain, Graham, Snowe or Collins rather than see Boxer re-elected. I’d let Specter back in the party if he were guaranteed to beat Boxer. Things are that desperate in America right now.
      We don’t have the luxury of being able to “vote our consciences” between now and November.
      Swallow the bile, we’ll deal with Fiorina later.

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