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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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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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