Anyone But Obama? Be Careful What You Ask For

I find it fascinating that the Republican establishment, including the talking head brigade, is pushing Mitt Romney and Rick Perry as our only hope of defeating Barack Obama in 2012.  No one else has a chance according to people of the party machinery, including Bill Kristol, and the other talking heads who are supposedly on our side.  Wasn’t it Kristol who called the TEA Party radical and out of touch, not part of the Republican mainstream?  John McCain, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, today’s “mainstream Republicans”, are what used to be the Democrat Party.  Twenty or thirty years ago these men would have been main stream Democrats (and Perry was), but now they are seen as conservative Republicans?  I don’t think so.  That shows me how far left the Republican Party has moved.  Romneycare was the basis for Obamacare, with Romney’s key aids helping put Obamacare together for Barack Obama.  Rick Perry is in favor of amnesty and the “North American Corridor”.  Conservative positions?  Not to me.

Let me take you back to the last presidential election cycle.  We were told that John McCain was the only hope for Republicans because he was a “moderate” who could draw in all of the independents, women, gays, and other “independent” focus groups. If we didn’t nominate McCain we were doomed.  Dutiful Republican voters, with a nice dose of Democrats in open primary states, nominated McCain as the Republican candidate to save our nation.  John McCain then ran a campaign I saw as designed to lose to Obama.  He picked Sarah Palin as his running mate, an unknown entity from Alaska who no one had ever heard of.  After the election he and his minions promptly blamed her for the loss.

Now let’s look at the facts behind my opinion.  Sarah Palin was an unknown but successful political woman who had shown an ability to govern while still raising a family.  She is a beautiful woman with a nice figure.  I am not sure why, but this seemed to alienate many women, especially the liberal and moderate ones, not attract them.    Hillary Clinton, who looks like a walrus on her good days, is beloved by all of the women’s organizations, yet Palin is hated.  Why?  Palin certainly isn’t as stupid as she is portrayed as being.  Attractive, articulate, outspoken, and intelligent are not features that seem to be appreciated for their value, at least not in a female political candidate.   Now top all that off with a conservative view of politics and you have another person “off the reservation” of political stereotyping by the left.  If you don’t believe me, take a look at, and listen to, the women of the Democrat party.

Sarah Palin is very outspoken, with conservative main stream American views.  She is articulate and has sensible ideas on how to restore America to strategic and financial sovereignty.  She believes in smaller government, energy independence, lower taxes, personal responsibility, and she hunts grizzly bears with a bow.  Palin is not afraid to speak up.  Sarah Palin resonates with We the People because of “drill- drill- drill” for one thing.  She embodies the American spirit of accomplishment, a common housewife and mother who has become wealthy and influential through her own work, and an interest in the well-being of her community.  These are the very qualities that made her appealing to We the People in general.

In the 2008 campaign, Palin was muzzled by the handlers McCain gave her, and when everything fell through she was made out to be the patsy, the reason Obama won the election.  I believe Palin is hated by party insiders because she resonates with We the People and is interested in governing our nation by the Constitution not ruling by fiat as the party machinery of both parties like to do.  Sarah Palin had a message of conservative policies that would have won the election and the Republican camp knew it so they stifled her.

I firmly believe that the plan was not to win, but to further the goals of the globalist New World Order faction running this country.  Party insiders needed a scapegoat to blame when they threw the election.  They wanted to be able to say that conservatism lost the election when the truth is that “moderatism” lost the election.  I actually voted for Sarah Palin with the hopes that the ticket would win and McCain would keel over from a heart attack the day after he was sworn in and leave Palin as President.

Now we are in the midst of another election cycle and we are being fed the same left over talking points from 2008.  And what are we hearing from the talking heads and party insiders?  “We need a moderate to run so we can win”, “only an all-inclusive moderate can defeat Obama”, “the TEA Party is radical, racist, and a danger to America”, “anyone but Obama” is the mantra we hear from those who would have us believe they are on the side of patriotic Americans.

The problem here is that I read so much on the online social network sites I belong to, and hear so much in the media, that shows me this tale of defeat is being accepted as fact by those I thought had learned the lesson of 2008.  We are being herded, just like in the 2008 cycle, into a fear based decision that will take us down the road to tyranny, just not as quickly as with Obama.

The Republican establishment is not the friend of We the People.  They are globalist New World Order operatives hiding in plain sight.  They are trying to stampede us into being so fearful of Obama and his Marxist ways that our ballot decisions will be made from an “anyone but Obama” outlook.  This attitude will give us either Barack Obama or his lighter skinned twin in 2012, just like 2008.  This tactic, if successful, will give us another candidate who will not run to win but will run to further the goals of the globalists they represent.

I am looking forward to the day when the TEA Party is a candidate party, and I will actually have someone to represent my views of freedom, liberty, and a government once again based on The Constitution of the United States of America.  When that happens, those like myself who are registered as Republicans will gravitate to the TEA Party.  Those who believe in “moderatism” will gravitate to the Democrat Party and the Republican Party will cease to exist.

I see today’s Republican Party as akin to the “Tories” in Revolutionary War days. The Tories were those who wanted to remain under the thumb of the British rather than fight for the freedom to choose their life styles.  They wanted the Colonies to go back to the system their forefathers had fled in Europe rather than take a chance on freedom.  They were so afraid of the unknown that they wanted to keep the tyranny they had rather than take a chance on a freedom that left questions to be answered.

Today, I see many normally conservative people having those same fears and deciding to settle for an evil not quite as bad as what we have rather than take a chance on true freedom.  I see the Republican Party insiders aligned with those who see the United Nations and a one world government as the way to solve the issues facing America today, and all too many people who are willing to accept a watered down freedom rather than fight for true freedom.

I hear the “anyone but Obama” chant from those on conservative sites and cringe.  Adolf  Hitler came to power in a peaceful election on the basis of “anyone but the Kaiser”.  Hugo Chavez, the dictator of Venezuela and admirer of Hitler, came to power in a peaceful election based on “anything but the status quo”.  The people of 1930’s Germany and the people of today’s Venezuela discovered what we will soon discover if we don’t make better decisions, if we choose to settle for a “moderate”.  Hitler and Chavez were “moderates” when they  started and just look at the results.


The candidates being pushed by the Republican establishment know all about the Obama birth certificate issue yet say nothing.  These candidates know the main stream media and those tasked with determining candidate eligibility did not do their jobs in determining Obama’s qualifications according to the Constitution.  The only candidate pursuing Obama on this issue is John Albert Dummett.  How much have you heard about him in the “conservative” media?  How much have you heard about John Dummett from a Republican Party machine so intent on defeating the Marxist in Chief?  I would think that the steps being taken by John and his staff would have the Republican leadership watering at the mouth in anticipation of the nullification of Obama and the disarray that would cause in the Democrat Party.

I have no desire to remain under the thumb of any government, especially ours.  I want to be free to make my own decisions, to own or not own guns, to make my own way in life, to eat the foods I want to eat, to ride a motorcycle with or without a helmet if I so desire.  I want my government protecting our shores from attack, not protecting me from myself.  I want my government controlling who comes and goes across our borders, not controlling how I worship God, what I eat, or how I spend my money.  I want my government to get out of the way of business so I can prosper, not control the economy and decide who prospers.

If we settle for mediocrity, as we did in 2008, we will find the same result we found then.  If we settle for someone who accepts abortion, “gay rights”, amnesty for illegal aliens, or big government control of every aspect of our lives we will find the soft tyranny continuing to grow stronger as time goes on.  It may not grow as fast as under Obama but it will grow.  If I am in a runaway vehicle headed toward a cliff it doesn’t matter if that vehicle is going 60 mph or 80 mph, I want the vehicle stopped and turned around, right now not a few years from now.  Remember, it was a “compassionate conservative” who gave us the unconstitutional Patriot Act, and Republicans who overwhelmingly supported the extension of same earlier this year.

If we are willing to elect Romney or Perry, and keep Boehner and McConnell in Congress, what have we gained?  Have you seen any real progress towards freedom and financial responsibility in Congress or have you seen accounting tricks and posturing?  Have you seen anyone willing to get tough on policy or have you seen Republicans compromising with themselves in order to please the Democrats and get their support on legislation while ignoring 67% of We the People?  Have you seen Boehner playing golf with Obama, smiling and saying “we can work together”?

What will you do?  Are you willing to accept the soft tyranny of liberal Republicans or will you stand up for freedom and nominate someone who will stand on the Constitution?  I will not support, nor will I vote for, soft tyranny regardless of how it is packaged.

In the spirit of transparency, I want you to know I am not a couch quarterback.  I have become involved to try to return the Republican Party to We the People.  I am a member of the Rogers County Oklahoma Republican Party and serve as a state committeeman.  I am actively trying to make real substantive changes in the party so the need for the TEA Party to become a candidate party disappears.  I will do as much as I can but there needs to be a willingness on the part of the party hierarchy to represent me and those who agree with me.  So far I haven’t seen much from the national level to give me any confidence in their acceptance of We the People as the true arbiters of power in government.

Also required to accomplish the task is other like minded people willing to spend some of their time and energy changing their little part of paradise back to what it was designed to be.  Everyone who agrees with my position should be willing to do their part to make the changes necessary to restore our nation to what the founding fathers designed when they wrote the Constitution with the help of “Divine Providence”.  Get involved in your local party organization and help me take our nation back from those who are taking us down the road to tyranny.

Anyone but Obama is not the answer, CONSERVATISM is the answer.  Going along to get along with Democrats will not bring us freedom or liberty.  True conservative policies will.





God Bless You                         God Bless Israel                                  God Bless America

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell
Claremore,  Oklahoma

October 16, 2011


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Bob Russell

Graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in May, 1968. Enlisted in the U S Army on December 11, 1968, serving 3 years in the 7th Special Forces Group as a Heavy Weapons Expert, attaining the rank of Sgt. E 5. upon separation went to work at Southwestern Bell Telephone on January 17, 1972 and retired on August 31, 2003. Also spent 1 year on active reserve as a member of the 14th Special Forces Group. attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. E6. started and operated a business installing wiring for telephone, data, and video surveillance systems from October 2003 until December 2011. Suffered a debilitating stroke on August 19, 2014. Now recovering and doing volunteer work at the Claremore, Oklahoma Veterans Center. Attends church in Claremore at CedarPoint and LifeChanger churches. Married to wife Marsha since August 2, 1989 with 4 daughters and a deceased son, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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  1. A-M-E-N. Well said – you must have been reading my mind. The truly grass roots organization, GOOOH, may be the only answer to GOP/GOB club, since the Tea Party does not offer up candidates. What I don’t understand is Palin endorsing McCain in the last election and then the RNC or RNCC reporting that they would be assisting with her legal bills, arising from a lawsuit in Alaska. She could not have endorsed anyone in the Arizona race. I will not contribute one red cent to RNC, only to those candidates who are true conservatives, especially after the election fiascos of 2008 and 2010. With your permission, let’s make this go viral~!

    1. Suze, if you know how to make it go viral go right ahead. Thak you very much for the kind words. Computers and the internet are not my storng points. I write the things I write to share. I hope to encourage ohters that we can each make a difference if we have the courage to stand on our values. We can win.

      1. Bob, I’m not computer literate either but I belong to a tea party, 9-12 group, Oak Initiative, facebook, several other groups, including Americans overseas, volunteered to be a pollwatcher and will be attending a townhall meeting tomorrow. If each person forwards this, it won’t take long. Like DJ, I think you expressed the desire most conservatives have longed for and the only way I know is to spread the word. Realistically, there isn’t a “perfect” candidate but it would be great to at least “get closer” and not having to choose between the lesser of two evils again. I’m from Texas and I can tell you for sure that Ron Paul, Pick Rerry are certainly not the answer, neither is Romney or Gingrich. While I like Bachmann’s stand so far, I just don’t think she can beat Obama before the vitriolic left rips her to shreds. The point is, I just cannot sit by and watch things happen and feel guilty for not doing something about it. Remember this: One person with courage is a majority.

        1. Suze, send it to anyone you want to send it to. The idea is to recruit as many people as possible to stand up and make a difference. God Bless You God Bless Israel God Bless Amrica

  2. Very well expressed views that I bet 99% of Tea Partiers would admit to being exactly how they feel, Bob. Anyone but Obama is exactly what they are trying to push on us in the next elections. I recently changed from Independent back to being a Republican registered voter due to what I feel is the need to try to re-install true conservatism back into the GOP and thus i will be a part of the Primaries. I changed to Ind. in ’99, because of the exact same moderate BULL they are doing today, as you expressed here, not a dang thing has changed- the GOP is left of center through and through. As you say, what has changed? Sure Reid controls the Senate, but the GOP moderates are still cutting deals and grand bargains with the progressive Socialists to the detriment of our freedoms and prosperity!

    Thank you Bob for laying out the absolute truth here and your efforts to turn this mess around.

    1. DJ, thank you very much for the kind words. It is people like you who will have to turn this around. We can do it if we just will. The TEA Party movement has inspired millions of people and given us the courage and confidence to carry on. You are not alone, that is my message and you got the message loud and clear. Thank you for your courage and your committment to making America a better place for all.

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