Why this Texas Conservative Tea Party activist won’t fall inline behind Newt Gingrich.
It truly is simple, Newt Gingrich can’t win in the primary and he can’t beat Obama in the general election. The current delegate count proves that. That is the goal correct? Beat Obama in the general election in November.
One of the reasons I became a strong supporter of Rick Santorum is because I saw a clear path to victory for him to beat Obama.
He is the only candidate who could bring together four major voting blocks.
1. Catholics ( Romney has a Catholic problem moving forward……)
3. Jews ( Rick Santorum is clearly the strongest candidate on Israel) Jews for Rick Santorum: US Needs to Do More Than Talk on Iran
4. Blue Collar Manufacturing workers. Rick Santorum’s Economic Freedom Agenda
So here we find ourselves today in a situation where Rick Santorum was forced by the RNC (Republican National Committee) to concede to Romney because they have been manipulating the rules and delegate counts in states across the country. I might add with the help of the media. I won’t even say liberal media because Fox is just as guilty. Rick Santorum is a realist and he understands unlike Newt Gingrich that this is not about him. It is about getting the Conservative Voices into Washington. He understands that the numbers do not add up for him to be able to win the Republican nomination. So he has suspended his campaign and is working hard to help drive our conservative voice into a position of power. I believe it is a brilliant strategy.
In Texas we have seen first hand Newt Gingrich at work once again influence peddling with the Tea Party. Just out this week was a radio interview by Katrina Pierson, appointed by whom we are not sure as the voice of the Texas Tea Party. On this show Katrina uses well known tactics of the left of creating a wedge between conservatives and using identity politics to drive a narrative. Here is a link to the show.
Here are quotes from her show.
“If you are a fiscal conservative Ron Paul or Newt Gingrich are your options. If you are a Conservative Christian Newt is your choice.”
Katrina says… “I have been watching very closely the grassroots in Texas who are supporting Rick Santorum, these people are wavering, they put themselves in a corner in the Presidential race essentially by smearing Newt Gingrich’s character as far as his governance goes. The true character of these people will be determined when the campaign comes to Texas who they will be openly supporting because you can not call yourself a grassroots activist and not support the grassroots candidate.”
First of all Katrina when did the leaders of the Dallas Tea Party start endorsing candidates and deciding who the grassroots candidates are? I thought that was a HUGE~ No! No!
Second you are essentially telling me that my Christian Conservative character is determined by openly supporting a candidate who can not win in the primary and take out Obama in the general election.
Third, do you not think that pushing out content like what your guest on the show PolitiJim produces essentially calling women who support Rick Santorum SLUTSS not smearing Rick Santorum and his supporters. In addition as a Tea Party Leader do you think the video that you pushed out to your following on tweeter using the F-Word and mocking the death of Rick and Karen Santorum’s son Gabrielle is okay?
Retweeted by Katrina Pierson
So basically in Texas Newt Gingrich is depending on gaining the votes of Conservative Texans by partnering with people who are using tactics of the left and have smeared the true Conservative Candidate in the race, Rick Santorum. Well, this Texas Catholic Christian Conservative Tea Party Activist will have no part of your scheme to take on the Republican establishment.
Instead I will stand tall with the True Conservative in the Race and follow his lead. Last night on a conference call to over 4,000 supporters Rick and Karen Santorum along with their beautiful daughter Bella told us they are “Not Backing Down”. When asked if we should continue to vote for him in the Texas primary Rick said…”that is your personal choice.” and then said “we want to make sure our delegates go the convention and have a say, we’re planning to continue to work with the states to make sure that our delegates are seated, stay tuned for more details.”
As I said I will stand firm with the candidate that I trust, who has proven himself to be the only honest candidate in the presidential race. We will take on the RNC with class and character.
What we have seen in full display is Republican Presidential candidates who are willing to use the disgusting tactics of the left to manipulate the average voter.
If Mitt Romney is indeed the Republican nominee I want my guy to have a seat at the table. In order to earn that seat Rick Santorum needs to prove that he has a network of strong grassroots Conservative voters, like I described above. The way for him to do that is for those people to vote for him in the remaining primaries all across the country.
It will be these Conservatives and Independents who will either win it or lose it for Romney and the RNC in my opinion against Obama. They represent what Rick brought to the race, a clear contrast to Obama.
Romney must have them to win. In order for Romney to get these grassroots people he must give Rick Santorum a seat at the table in his administration. Some will say that Rick Santorum sold out. I do not agree with that. Rick Santorum is just making sure that my voice will be heard by a Romney administration. He understands it is not about him it is about the collective Conservative Voice in America!!
You never know as well. God may just have a miracle around the corner. I certainly have seen it on a daily basis with the Rick Santorum campaign.
Below is what I have done to do my part for Rick and Karen Santorum.
My first Action:
Pray and give thanksgiving for the amazing patriots I am now connected with through the Team Santorum Grassroots.
My second Action:
I donated $100 to the Santorum Campaign to help reduce the debt of his campaign.
My Third Action: I joined
We are Operation Delaware, the army of America’s next George Washington, pushing back against the Republican National Committee and GOP establishment figures across the country who have changed the rules on delegate selection in order to ensure that Mitt Romney wins the nomination regardless of the popular vote of the people.
We are Operation Delaware, pushing back against Wall Street suits with big pockets who have spent millions funding Mitt Romney’s campaign because they are afraid of Rick Santorum’s anti-bailout pro-freedom agenda.
We are Operation Delaware, pushing back against the so-called “conservative” media who have sold their backbone to Mitt Romney.
We are Operation Delaware. We are going to vote for Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania and across the country to send a message to the RNC, Mitt Romney and his friends on Wall Street, YOU CANNOT BUY OUR VOTES!
My Forth Action: I have my sign back in my yard and I plan on posting and telling all my friends and neighbors to vote for Rick Santorum in the Primary!!
As I have said before I will vote for Rick Santorum in the Primary because that is my only opportunity to voice my opinion. After the primary I will vote for whom ever the Republican candidate is because we must unite to take out Obama in Nov.
“Remember Who We Are” by Nashville artist Krista Branch one of Rick Santorum Campaign theme songs.
The Texas Republican convention process is now underway. Please do not let this opportunity pass you by. Some counties are holding precinct conventions and others are not. Attending the precinct convention is the first step in the convention process so it is important for you to attend.
Most counties are bypassing the precinct conventions and holding either the Senatorial District Convention (larger urban areas) or County Convention either on Saturday, April 21.
It is important that many of you become delegates to the Republican Party of Texas Convention in Fort Worth, June 7-9, 2012, so you must participate in the earlier processes in order to qualify to become a delegate.
Grab your Tea and Follow me! It’s a Peaceful Revolution!