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Romney predicts tea party will turn on Gingrich
Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2011 | Kasie Hunt

Posted on 12/17/2011 9:56:16 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mitt Romney is mocking Newt Gingrich's long record in Washington and says conservative tea party voters eventually will reject the former House speaker who's Romney chief presidential rival.

Romney tells reporters in South Carolina that he thinks the state's tea party voters will turn on Gingrich because of his work for the mortgage company Freddie Mac and his consulting time in Washington....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: South Carolina; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: faketeaparty; gingrich; hudack; newt; nikkihaley; phoneyteaparty; romney; romneydirtytrick; romneydirtytricks; romneyfakepolls; saboteurromney; smellslikemitt
"Predicts" or "hopes" that they do? What would Milt know about how the Tea Party thinks?
1 posted on 12/17/2011 9:56:24 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And we are supposed to turn to Mitt?


2 posted on 12/17/2011 9:57:47 AM PST by Abby4116
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good luck with that thought Mr. 28%.


3 posted on 12/17/2011 9:58:06 AM PST by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bwahahahahahahaha. Snicker, snicker, hehehehehe, hahahahaha, your are a funny one Mitt. No way will most Tea Party people vote for you in the primaries. Forget it.


4 posted on 12/17/2011 9:58:10 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The guy who shuns the base and tea party probably has no idea what the tea party will do. Political tin ear.


5 posted on 12/17/2011 9:58:28 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look at their accomplishments. Newt allied himself with Ronald Reagan to build the Reagan Coalition, the Religious Right, and the Republican majority (together the Reagan Revolution) which directly led the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Contract with America, government reforms, less government, tax cuts, a balanced budget, and the great, long-standing Reagan economy.

Romney, on the other hand, vehemently denied Ronald Reagan and aligned himself with Ted Kennedy and the left. Romney accomplished installing liberal big government programs, defended and promoted Roe v Wade and legalized abortion as “settled law,” advocated and implemented RomneyCare with its liberty killing government mandates against formerly free citizens and its taxpayer funded or subsidized and mandated abortion procedures. He ran and governed to the left of Ted Kennedy on the “gay agenda” resulting in gay marriage in Massachusetts. He appointed liberal judges and liberal appointees throughout his government. Under his “leadership” conservatism and the Republican party was all but destroyed in Massachusetts.

Romney is one evil liberal progressive. No way in hell will MittBots be allowed to support this abortionist, big government, socialist scumbag on FR!

Guess my message isn’t clear enough. I have to keep repeating it and zotting would be MittBots.

79 posted on Sat Dec 03 2011 19:59:37 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Jim Robinson


6 posted on 12/17/2011 9:59:42 AM PST by narses
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From the fake Tea Partys such as the one
which attacked Gov. Palin from Texas
created by RINO Romney and Hudack (and Perry?)

to the FAKE polls in Texas "informing" Gov Palin not to run
created by PerryBOTs (and Romney?)
to the rumor-fomenting Sullivans in S.C.both in bed
with RINO Romney and RINO Perry
to the anti-Gov Palin rumors from PerryBOT Ken Crow in Iowa Lying that
Gov Palin would not Run for President
(Perry and Romney?)

Romney and Rove.

RINOs all -- Tied to the navel of Soros and Sharia.

Two backstabbing misogynists working together against America and conservatives again.

7 posted on 12/17/2011 10:01:41 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm not sure just how Nikki Haley was bought off, but it sure doesn't sit well with true Conservatives to have her jump the shark and endorse Romney-the-RINO.

It really appears she would do whatever it takes to get on the good side of the Establishment Republicans, and was probably promised the VP slot if Romney-the-RINO wins the Nomination.

She's toast.

8 posted on 12/17/2011 10:03:22 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Noot is not my choice, but I will take him over Myth.
9 posted on 12/17/2011 10:03:45 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeh..and they’ll turn on you too, Mitt.
HANG IN THERE RICK!


10 posted on 12/17/2011 10:03:50 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Geez, where’s he been? The Tea Party isn’t all of one mind on everything — because y’know, we’re not Demwit zombies. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


11 posted on 12/17/2011 10:06:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Says Mr. Global Warming.


12 posted on 12/17/2011 10:06:41 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Based on what? Nikki Haley’s endorsement?

Margaret “Hoople” Hoover was trying to say that Nikki Haley’s endorsement gives Romney “Tea Party credibility” last night, on Hannity’s show.

I sent her this Tweet: @margarethoover You RINOs don’t get it. Nikki Haley’s endorsement doesn’t give Romney Tea Party credibility. It diminishes hers


13 posted on 12/17/2011 10:08:25 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Turning on Gingrich does not equal turning to Mitty.


14 posted on 12/17/2011 10:09:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: narses

15 posted on 12/17/2011 10:09:34 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Yankee

“You RINOs don’t get it. Nikki Haley’s endorsement doesn’t give Romney Tea Party credibility. It diminishes hers...”

Amen, brother. I was thinking that EXACTLY. What the hell is that gal smoking?


16 posted on 12/17/2011 10:11:21 AM PST by jessduntno (The Republican elite hates him, Rove hates him, Boehner hates him, liberals hate him. It's Newt!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney, who's been endorsed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley,...

Which will drag down Nikki Haley, not boost up Mitt Romney.

17 posted on 12/17/2011 10:12:30 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shucks paw,Leroy is a real threat to Willard. Else’n why would he be talk’n crazy like that bout Leroy when everyone know’ds the tea party can’t stand McRomney?


18 posted on 12/17/2011 10:13:02 AM PST by Leep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A vote for Romney...Is a vote for McCain.


19 posted on 12/17/2011 10:15:37 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: Abby4116

You know that just don’t come any slimmer than Willard... His brown shirts have been taking down conservatives for the last few years to pave the way for his ascension. He took out Palin with lies and a unholy underground alliance with the MSM. I just want to puke when I hear his voice... it is the voice of a snake.....


20 posted on 12/17/2011 10:18:11 AM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney does not have the strong determined conservative personality to be successful as President. Gingrich has a personality that will hit hard and will not compromise with the communists Democrats. He also will take no crap from the courts that attempt to legislate from the bench and recommend that the legislative body correct the court or impeach. That kind of strength will move America back to a Constitutional conservative land. The rest of the candidates are just not strong enough to move much. Forget Ron Paul who is mentally ill.


21 posted on 12/17/2011 10:20:42 AM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Looks like Mittens' endorsement by our Govenor Hikki Halley (which was pure political payback, nothing more) isn't gonna cause a landslide for him. Last sentence from the article:
South Carolina holds its first-in-the-South primary Jan. 21. Gingrich leads Romney in South Carolina polls and has emphasized his tea party support.
'nuff said.

If we get through the SC primary and Mith has won only NH, I'd say he's in trouble.

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22 posted on 12/17/2011 10:21:41 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Washington (Ruling Class) Establishment speaks...

23 posted on 12/17/2011 10:31:42 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: upchuck

***Looks like Mittens’ endorsement by our Govenor Hikki Halley***

She is not MY Governor. She is a flighty, silly, naive opportunist. She took the GOP establishment bait and will choke on it.

One term Nikki.


24 posted on 12/17/2011 10:36:45 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: upchuck

If we get through the SC primary and Mith has won only NH, I’d say he’s in trouble.

I wish that were true, but unfortunately the primaries until 1 April are divided by percentages on how they won. So Mitt could end up getting second or even third in every state and still be pretty strong. After 1 April, it is winner takes all, but those tend to be the blue states and Mitt could win most of those. This might be a horrible election after all.


25 posted on 12/17/2011 10:41:20 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney, the architect of ObamaCare accepted by the tea party? I don’t think so. FUMR!!


26 posted on 12/17/2011 10:47:57 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: sodpoodle

Pardon.


27 posted on 12/17/2011 10:49:50 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Yankee
I sent her this Tweet: @margarethoover You RINOs don’t get it. Nikki Haley’s endorsement doesn’t give Romney Tea Party credibility. It diminishes hers

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Exactly right.

28 posted on 12/17/2011 10:52:53 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Abby4116

If the Tea party rejects Newt, they certainly would not back Romney.

Romney doesn’t even show up on my distant radar screen.


29 posted on 12/17/2011 10:58:29 AM PST by Venturer
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To: upchuck

Mitt must have promised Nicki a really good cabinet post. It won’t help as Newt is running away with SC and Fla.


30 posted on 12/17/2011 10:58:38 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: upchuck

Sorry Upchuck.

I watched that Haley/Romney endorsement Presser and was totally outraged. Haley looked like a Romney groupie and did a disservice to the TEA party individuals who supported her.

GOP Governors and other elected officials should stay out of the Primaries. They prop up losers temporarily but are ultimately devisive and destructive.

Good riddance when she loses in 2014.


31 posted on 12/17/2011 11:01:54 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey mittens, hope in one hand and sh*t in the other. See which one fills up first.


32 posted on 12/17/2011 11:11:28 AM PST by woodenickel
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To: traditional1

[ I’m not sure just how Nikki Haley was bought off, but it sure doesn’t sit well with true Conservatives to have her jump the shark and endorse Romney-the-RINO. ]

Haley is going one direction South Carolina will go another..
Haley has exposed the HORN on her nose.. mistake!!!


33 posted on 12/17/2011 11:20:54 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: narses
Romney, on the other hand, vehemently denied Ronald Reagan and aligned himself with Ted Kennedy and the left.

This needs to be repeated constantly. The entire Romney clan including his father and mother have been fighting the Reagan wing of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan emerged on the national scene. The apple didn't fall far from the tree. Any claim this phoney makes about being a Reaganite or conservative is ludicrious.

34 posted on 12/17/2011 11:21:10 AM PST by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I respect the fact that Next has decided to not go negative, but I am afraid that the general GOP electorate will not do enough of their own research about the candidates. Unfortunately alot of them will listen to the liberals at NRO, and the media.

Someone needs to have a commercial that details Mitt’s record. Otherwise, he will continue to attack Newt and pretend to be the most conservative option.


35 posted on 12/17/2011 11:24:32 AM PST by vmivol00
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I am not a fan of Romney or in fact any candidate in the race. Gingrich is smart, intellectual idea guy, who will be good for cabinet position. If you really think, Obama will debate gingrich for more than 3 debates or the moderators(who will be from main stream media) allow gingrich to shine, you are insane. Matter of fact, people who don’t follow politics like us, will see the contrast between Obama and Gingrich and will vote for the better looking candidate. Also, do you honestly think social conservatives will vote for Gingrich(after 3 marriages)?

6 months back, i was crying in this board for Paul Ryan. Some of them said, we need him in the congress. Finally I was hoping for Rick perry and he screwed up his image with all those early debates.

what to do? We have only Romney left and I think, probably he can beat obama because of his organizational setup which will be better than other republican candidates


36 posted on 12/17/2011 11:26:03 AM PST by Ranjit
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To: Ranjit

You listen to too much Liberal TV. By next Nov my dog Buddy could win again’st Barry Soetoro. The social conservatives and evangelicals are forming up behind Newt right now. Thats why he’s the front runner in the GOP race. He is the only candidate who if nominated will ridicule, criticize and taunt Obama on a daily basis all the way up until election day. Every time Obama gives a speech Newt will show up 4 hours later and rebutt it. After a day or two the press will only be showing what Newt said. Its beautiful.


37 posted on 12/17/2011 11:33:42 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: upchuck
We need to start thinking about a primary challenger to Haley in the next election.

Best case, we find a good, conservative, Tea party candidate, and get rid of her.

Worst case, we drag her (kicking and screaming) slightly back to the Right.

38 posted on 12/17/2011 11:34:53 AM PST by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The TEA Party will throw both into the harbor.

LLS


39 posted on 12/17/2011 11:53:46 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: upchuck

Good. As far as the governor goes I have emailed my displeasure with her stupid endorsement.


40 posted on 12/17/2011 12:03:17 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: traditional1
"""promised the VP slot if Romney-the-RINO wins the Nomination.""""

But, it seems he has promised that to so many, how will he ever fulfill his promises? ROFL

GO NEWT, the anti establishment candidate. He needs to run that in his ads.

41 posted on 12/17/2011 12:07:49 PM PST by annieokie
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To: sodpoodle
Haley looked like a Romney groupie and did a disservice to the TEA party individuals who supported her.

I agree. However, it was payback time as Romney made big noise when he endorsed Halley.

OT: We need to make sure this "I-95 Corridor" boondoggle goes away forever!

42 posted on 12/17/2011 12:08:25 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When the first frost hits hell it will.


43 posted on 12/17/2011 12:18:09 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: traditional1
Nikki Haley aspires to higher office through the Republican Party. Who's the Republican Party dominated by? RINO elites that populate the Boston-NYC-Washington, DC axis. The conservatives and Tea Party are nothing to them — except threats to them and their power — so it's understandable that Haley tows the party line and sucks-up to Romney. It is that simple.
44 posted on 12/17/2011 12:24:43 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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With respect to the movie "Sparticus" ... this Conservative Tea Party member proclaims ... "I am Newt Gingrich" to Mitt's E-RINO attacks ...


Fortunately ... Mitt will soon ... by February 15, 2012 ... be finished poliically ... his $ 190 MILLION notwithstanding ...


I personally can't wait for President Gingrich and a CONSERVATIVE House and Senate to start TERMINATING liberal Federal Judgeships ...


Oh Happy Day ... that WILL be !!!!!!!!!!





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45 posted on 12/17/2011 1:21:08 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Levin says “bye bye Nikki” after Haley endorsed Romney

http://www.therightscoop.com/levin-says-bye-bye-nikki-after-haley-endorsed-romney/


46 posted on 12/17/2011 1:55:43 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Ranjit

“people who don’t follow politics like us, will see the contrast between Obama and Gingrich and will vote for the better looking candidate.”

Are you kidding? Obuma looks like a cadaver someone pulled off the coroner’s overdose slab.


47 posted on 12/17/2011 4:09:17 PM PST by sergeantdave
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