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The Republican Governors Association goes after a tea party independent
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | April 27, 2010 | By David Weigel

Posted on 05/04/2010 12:05:25 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Two weeks after independent Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill attended the big tea party on Boston Common, he's getting hit with a seven-figure attack ad from the Republican Governors Association.

The RGA's strategy, as the Boston Globe points out, is to do what it did to Chris Daggett, the 2009 independent candidate for governor of New Jersey, and inform voters that Cahill is even worse than the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.). The problem is that Daggett ran generally to the left of now-Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.). Cahill is running to the right of the field in Massachusetts, gunning for fiscally conservative, pro-life voters who he's confident will be put off by Baker's pro-choice running mate, state Sen. Richard Tisei.

I'm told that Cahill has already shot a response ad that will go up this afternoon.

"We opposed ObamaCare and went to the tea party while the Republican did neither," said a source in Cahill's camp to me. "Now the RGA feels like they have to come in and kill us?"

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The RGA really fears this guy. Cahill is much more conservative than Baker. I'd vote for Cahill if I were in MA. The Republican ticket they are running is an embarrassment.
1 posted on 05/04/2010 12:05:25 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

http://www.timforgovernor.com/


2 posted on 05/04/2010 12:06:35 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Maelstorm
The Washington Post
3 posted on 05/04/2010 12:07:13 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Maelstorm

Is this another Scozzafavva moment?


4 posted on 05/04/2010 12:07:22 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Bye bye Miss American Freedom. When did we vote for Communism?)
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To: Maelstorm

The Republican RINO Establishment should have targets on the top of their shoes. Then they could run around congratulating each other over how good of shots they are.


5 posted on 05/04/2010 12:08:01 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (S)
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To: Maelstorm

The RATS are trashing Cahill as well, and brutally.


6 posted on 05/04/2010 12:09:22 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Tim Cahill may not be as conservative as I would like but he came out strong against Obamacare. He chose a pro-life conservative Republican as his running mate and he is not an activist on liberal social issues. What we have on the Republican side is the most liberal ticket in years. The co-sponsor of the transgendered rights bill(bathroom bill) is his running mate Richard Tisei.

http://conservatismrox.blogspot.com/2010/02/charlie-baker-is-no-scott-brown.html


7 posted on 05/04/2010 12:13:39 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Maelstorm

Even though I am registered GOP, I can’t get too excited about them. This is a travesty.


8 posted on 05/04/2010 12:13:51 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (this is a NO-BAMA zone)
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To: Redleg Duke

Let them. I believe Cahill if he runs smart will win this. He is already running ahead of Baker.


9 posted on 05/04/2010 12:14:20 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Maelstorm

Treacherous Mitt Romney:
” Now that my Romneycare (funded 50% by US taxpayers) is national, ready to hurt
three hundred million, a little self examination is in order for you Republicans.
You may want to ask yourself “if I had spent my time promoting
RomneyCare and Mitt Romney, could not I have garnered more support
of both Obama and Mitt Romney?


“Romney praises Obama again
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised President Obama
at a GOP fundraising dinner Wednesday ..
"I also think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right," Romney said....
Romney, who spoke at a dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee,
said he's pleased with the president's plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
-- lines that drew applause from the partisan audience. He also applauded the president
for standing up to the auto industry.
"I hope he continues to be tough ....The former businessman even offered faint praise for
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that after a series of initial missteps,
"I think he's finally getting close to the right answer."



10 posted on 05/04/2010 12:14:39 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: brooklyn dave

I’d never ever consider voting for a liberal Republican like Baker and especially not his liberal activist running mate. If you want to know why Republicans have failed so badly in the Northeast it is because they are sometimes even worse than the Democrats and that takes a lot of work.


11 posted on 05/04/2010 12:16:09 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Maelstorm

Cahill is an opportunist and not a conservative. Only reason he went Indie is because the State Dems promised to DEMOLISH him in a primary against Deval. So he left the Dems. I heard him on the radio saying (and i am paraphrasing here)
“There is no difference between me and an R fiscally but since i am friends with many Dems in the statehouse i will get along better with them and am more ideologically with them socially”


12 posted on 05/04/2010 12:16:15 PM PDT by DM1
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Cahill is an opportunist and not a conservative. Only reason he went Indie is because the State Dems promised to DEMOLISH him in a primary against Deval. So he left the Dems. I heard him on the radio saying (and i am paraphrasing here)
“There is no difference between me and an R fiscally but since i am friends with many Dems in the statehouse i will get along better with them and am more ideologically with them socially”


13 posted on 05/04/2010 12:16:25 PM PDT by DM1
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To: Maelstorm

The GOP needs to pull its head out of its hind-quarters and stop pandering to Liberals

Their reaction to the Arizona Law was so lame you thought Howard Dean wrote it. Now, they are pandering to another Liberal candidate

The GOP is gonna blow it in 2010 if they do not return to real conservative values.


14 posted on 05/04/2010 12:17:32 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: Maelstorm

How may millions are they spending in Fla to attack Crist?


15 posted on 05/04/2010 12:19:26 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Maelstorm

Cahill is an opportunist and not a conservative. Only reason he went Indie is because the State Dems promised to DEMOLISH him in a primary against Deval. So he left the Dems. I heard him on the radio saying (and i am paraphrasing here)
“There is no difference between me and an R fiscally but since i am friends with many Dems in the statehouse i will get along better with them and am more ideologically with them” something to that effect


16 posted on 05/04/2010 12:19:48 PM PDT by DM1
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To: Maelstorm

Baker is scared of Cahill since he just ran some hard ads against him. Think he ended up giving Cahill more exposure than hurting him.

And Baker’s running mate, well, what can you say about a Republican who wants gender neutral bathrooms or whatnot.

Sheesh.


17 posted on 05/04/2010 12:21:13 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: Maelstorm
Anyone who contributes to the GOP is a fool. Donate to individual candidates, not the GOP or its sub-groups.
18 posted on 05/04/2010 12:21:41 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Maelstorm

This is surprising since the RGA has been far superior to the RNC ever since Sharpton’s buddy Steele took over.


19 posted on 05/04/2010 12:25:20 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Maelstorm

If the GOP takes on the Tea Party movement, it’ll be suicide. The RINO’s gave us Obama. They should damn sure be walking softly.


20 posted on 05/04/2010 12:36:59 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Diogenesis

I think the message is (1)that the Republicans think they can win in November whether they have the support of the Teapartiers or not; (2) that if they do win, they will accept most of what Obama has advanced and (3) that they do not expect/want to win in 2012 and expect to succeed Obama in 2017 with one of their own kind. They are appalled by the idea of being dragged to the right.


21 posted on 05/04/2010 12:38:28 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

it is about “relationships”. By insiders FOR insiders.

They have eyes but can not see. etc.

RINOs only support RINOs.

This is why the established republicans only really want crist in fl. Rubio is the unwashed masses candidate. The country club hates the masses.


22 posted on 05/04/2010 12:43:26 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Maelstorm
R.I.N.O.

23 posted on 05/04/2010 12:47:07 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: longtermmemmory

>>it is about “relationships”. By insiders FOR insiders.

I called them pedigreed poodles, but somebody pointed out that was an insult to poodles...


24 posted on 05/04/2010 12:48:57 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: RobbyS

Baker was SELECTED not elected.
There was no GOP primary in the slave state of Massachusetts.


25 posted on 05/04/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Maelstorm
Cahill is much more conservative than Baker. I'd vote for Cahill if I were in MA. The Republican ticket they are running is an embarrassment


Cahill was in the Democratic Party till relatively recently, no?
He only switched to independent because he knew he was going to lose to Deval Patrick (D) in the Democratic Party primaries. The guy is no different from the Chris Daggett, the so-called “independent” in the NJ elections.
Why the heck should Republicans support this guy just because he attended one Tea Party rally?
And if he is conservative, why is he not running in the GOP primaries, and wants to run as an independent instead, and is more intertesrested in taking votes from the Republicans?
We back conservatives in the primaries. If they lose in the primaries, that's it. This guy is not even bothering to compete in the GOP primaies at all. NO THIRD PARTIES.
Looks to me like the Washington Post out to ferment as much mischief as they can for the GOP..as usual. Nothing new here.

26 posted on 05/04/2010 12:53:04 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Maelstorm
He is already running ahead of Baker.

What poll you talking about here, dude?
Latest poll I have from, Rasmussen(and the poll before that), all had Baker ahead of Cahill .
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2010/election_2010_governor_elections/massachusetts/election_2010_massachusetts_governor

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2010/election_2010_governor_elections/massachusetts/massachusetts_governor_patrick_holds_slim_lead_in_three_way_match_ups

Stop spreading disinformation.

27 posted on 05/04/2010 12:58:45 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

Poll: Tim Cahill in 2nd place in governor race

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20100420poll_tim_cahill_in_2nd_place_in_governor_race/srvc=home&position=3


28 posted on 05/04/2010 1:06:29 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: SmokingJoe

Joe you don’t know what you are talking about. Tim switched parties long before and never was a part of the Democrat primary. He is more conservative than Baker and he is not like Daggett. Baker is a soft liberal Republican. Tim came out against Obamacare strongly and he was even barred
barred from the 2008 Democratic National Convention because he wouldn’t endorse either Obama or Hillary Clinton, said, “My own party basically voted me out.”. He also did not vote for Obama. I can’t say as much for Baker or Tsie or sissy what ever his running mates name is.

You sir should stop spreading disinformation. This is not the world of R is good D is bad. I want the best possible candidate and Baker is not a friend of Tea Parties, he is big money soft Republican.


29 posted on 05/04/2010 1:13:07 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Maelstorm

30 posted on 05/04/2010 1:19:06 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Maelstorm
Tim switched parties long before and never was a part of the Democrat primary.

He switched parties in July last year.
http://wbztv.com/politics/Tim.Cahill.independent.2.1074400.html

He knew the Democratic Party machine was going to back Deval Patrick, and there was simply no way he was going to win the Democratic Party nomination, with the entire Democratic Party machine in Massachusetts working against him. What he did was, he did some forward thinking and got out early, so he could establish his own political organization for his governorship run. He's been a Democrat all his life. Why the heck would Republicans vote for such a man?

31 posted on 05/04/2010 1:19:16 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Maelstorm
He is more conservative than Baker and he is not like Daggett. Baker is a soft liberal Republican. Tim came out against Obamacare strongly and he was even barred

If he is conservative, he should run in the GOP primaries like everyone else and convince conservatives to vote for him. As it is, he is trying to take voters from the GOP so Patrick can win. No third parties

32 posted on 05/04/2010 1:24:26 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

I support him because polling shows he can win. I’ve never supported a Democrat in my life but for me conservatism and issues of liberty are more important that just rubber stamping a liberal elephant. I’ll support a moderate even but I don’t support liberal activists who run as Republicans and Charlie Baker and especially his running mate is. We need strong candidates. Tim Cahill is a little left of Scott Brown. Charlie Baker is to left of Harry Reid and would be more comfortable in the company of Nancy Pelosi. If the people Massachusetts want change they will vote Cahill. He may not be the best but he is better than the elephant and the Donkey in the room and in Mass he can and will probably win.


33 posted on 05/04/2010 1:33:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: Maelstorm; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...

Baker is an idiot fascist who should lose.

Cahill, correctly, is against RomneyCARE.

Everyone who supports Baker is a plant
for Romney and RomneyCARE.


34 posted on 05/04/2010 1:44:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Maelstorm
If Tim Cahill wants to run as a conservative, he can run in the GOP primaries like everyone else. If he runs as an independent, he gets no GOP votes.
Why should GOP voters vote for a lifelong Democrat who switched left the Democratic Party less than a year ago, because he knew Patrick would beat him in the Democratic Party primaries? Especially since Cahill is not even putting his ideas on the line in a competitive GOP primary?
No thanks. No third parties!
35 posted on 05/04/2010 2:07:28 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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