Republican Candidates–Stop Playing the Media Game and Focus

Message to Republican Candidates: 


We are doing our own Fact Checks

We do not listen to Rhetoric

     The debates have featured commentator questions designed to pit one candidate against the other and the candidates have all swallowed the hook and attacked each other, rather ineffectively I might add.  Then, the media and WH creates “issues” about one or more of the Republican candidates, just in time for the Sunday talk shows I might add, then pit one candidate against the evil candidate who was the topic of the issue.  WAKE UP!  The real Republican and Independent voters, many are Tea Party members, don’t want to see the candidates endlessly bicker over sideline issues that take the spotlight off of the goal, DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS IN 2012

Perry and Vaccines:  The only question regarding Perry and the quasi-mandatory vaccinations of teenagers was if as President, how he believed the Constitution defined his use of Executive Orders.  We Get It!  He said he made a bad decision and should have gone the legislative route to enact this practice.  OK.  The other issues such as Merck’s contributions;  whether opt in or opt out was more appropriate; only served to demean Bachmann as she came off as petty for the most part and I am a huge fan of Bachmann.  Perry should have stopped trying to defend his humanitarian ego as that is irrelevant as well.   The debate issue is the use of Executive Orders and overstepping boundaries with th and e legislative branch.  The real issue for Republicans however, is the DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS IN 2012.

Perry and In-State Tuition for Illegals:  Perry may think that he is being humanitarian again but what is the Law of the Land and what is his role in enforcing it?  Obviously abetting illegal activities by bestowing benefits on law breakers is not what the Constitution nor prevailing law calls for.  It is no better than Sanctuary States/Cities and other forms of abetting illegal activities.  If Perry believes that his actions are right, and fair, let say to a resident of Oklahoma who is paying out-of-state tuition to attend a Texas state college, then he is not a mainstream conservative and has a flawed immigration view.  We Get It!   But, Romney, Bachmann, Santorum and others belabored this point way to much a and took valuable time away from focusing on Obama, Reid and Pelosi.  Perry will have to defend his immigration views with the primary voters and most conservatives and independents “get it” and do not agree with Perry’s positions.  The real issue for Republicans must be the DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS IN 2012.

Perry and the “Racial Slur Rock”:  The media is trying to paint Perry as a racist because there was one Sign or Rock with a Sign, on a 1,000 acre parcel leased by the Perry family from 1980 to 2007.  Apparently Perry’s father saw the offensive sign that used the “N” word and painted over it in 1980.  Now it is an issue and Perry is a racist.  The only way this story is a story is if we let it be and Herman Cain let it be.  He was asked on Fox News Sunday about the painted rock and responded,   “…isn’t a more vile, negative word than the N-word, and for him to leave it there as long as he did, until before, I hear, they finally painted over it, is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country.”  Cain should have deferred the question to the Perry camp until Cain had more facts and vetted the allegation.  No one disputes the vile nature of the “N” word, unless it is used by Blacks or in Pop Culture “music”, then it is ok, but Cain had no first hand knowledge of whether the allegation was true or not.  Once again, he missed the opportunity to take race out of this election but Cain allowed the media to suck him into the “rock” debate primarily because he is Black and his statements would have more impact than if uttered by Santorum or Gingrich.  Cain should have taken a deep breath, taken the high road, and said that the media and the Democrats need to stop race baiting and stick to the issues that are killing American, the Progressive Left Agenda!  The real issue for Republicans has to be the DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS IN 2012.

RomneyCare:  Enough already with RomneyCare!  We get it.  It is socialized medicine at the state level which ostensibly is 1/50th as bad as ObamaCare.  Both are contrary to the Constitution and Free Enterprise and are offensive to 60% of the American Public.  Romney will have to defend himself on the trail.  If Republicans keep getting baited into denouncing RomneyCare, they lose focus on ObamaCare which is the real issue…  Perry, Bachmann, Cain and Santorum have wasted countless precious time slamming Romney instead of Obama.  We Get it!   The real issue for Republicans has to be the DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS IN 2012.

Romney Flip Flops:  Romney has been on the wrong side, from a conservative point of view, on many issues at one time or another.  He has to live with his past positions and voting record.  WE GET IT!  Perry started to make a decent point regarding the flip-flops but totally blew it.  If you are not prepared to succinctly make a point and stop, don’t start.  Perry came off looking worse than some of Romney’s prior positions which is pretty bad.  All, if you are going to attack a Republican Candidate, do so quickly, clearly concisely then move on to focus on the Democrats!  Romney, don;t get cute in trying to defend quotes from various editions of your books or articles.  The internet is a very good fact checker.  You stand to lose a lot of credibility by deflecting your responses rather than responding head on. Obama is not are only target, Reid, Pelosi and their bands of thieves in Congress have to be defeated in 2012.  The real issue for Republicans has to be the DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS IN 2012.

I could go on but you get the point.  WE Get it!  Our goal and the real issue for Republicans has to be the DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS IN 2012.  This is simple and politics is a simple game.  But, you can let the Progressive Left and its Media distract you and take you off point.  Same goes for the Republican Elites like Coulter, Kristol and others who think the Tea Party is made up of less than desirable humans.  They too will refocus you off of the key issue, The DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS IN 2012.  They would rather slide in a non conservative by feeding you raw meat to jump at. 

DON’T TAKE THE BAIT!  You should print that on the back of your right hand a look at it every time you are asked a question about another Republican. 

RD Pierini


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