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Will Romney’s convention be Palin and Paul’s insurrection? (It's Reuters)
Reuters ^ | August 6, 2012 | Nicholas Wapshott

Posted on 08/06/2012 7:49:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Barely three weeks before the Republican convention opens in Tampa, Florida, the party is deep in the throes of a barely disguised civil war. This is nothing new. The struggle for the soul of the GOP between conservative traditionalists and libertarian radicals has been going on now for more than 40 years, since Barry Goldwater briefly (and disastrously) wrested the presidential nomination from the corporatist Northeastern fat cats who ran the party for their own benefit. Ronald Reagan’s presidency was a breakthrough for the Goldwater stalwart, though now even Reaganites are finding it uncomfortable as they fend off the Tea Party’s nihilistic insurgency.

The shock defeat in Texas of Rick Perry sidekick David Dewhurst at the hands of Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz was chilling for the Republican establishment. And there in the background, celebrating Cruz’s Senate primary victory with hockey mom gusto, was Sarah Palin, queen by acclamation of the Tea Party. If even ultraconservative Perry’s pick is now considered too traditional, too establishment, too safe, too left-wing for the Tea Party acolytes purging old-guard and dead-wood incumbents, which old-school Republicans can consider themselves safe? Cruz’s surprise success has proved to the GOP establishment that its days are numbered. Denial is futile. The Tea Party mob is coming for them.

Despite a lackluster economy, 23 million unemployed, unpopular healthcare legislation and a president portrayed as an elitist Kenyan Muslim socialist, Romney is still only neck and neck with Obama....

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012rncconvention; obama; palin; polls; romney; ronpaul; sarahpalin; teaparty

1 posted on 08/06/2012 7:49:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reaganites are finding it uncomfortable as they fend off the Tea Party’s nihilistic insurgency

Not this Reaganite. I love the Tea Party who puts America first unlike the GOP establishment which puts its own interests first.

2 posted on 08/06/2012 7:57:28 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wapshott is actually the guy’s last name?


3 posted on 08/06/2012 8:01:46 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On the morning “news” on radio station WSB NewsTalk Radio 750 (Atlanta), at 5:41 in the a.m., on 7.30.12, a FoxNews “reporter made a statement about Romney’s VP pick and how it needed to be “better vetted” than McCain’s choice in 2008!!!!

I didn’t need a second cup of coffee, as this statement from FoxNews Radio made my blood pressure SHOOT through the ROOF!!!

You’re damned right the Tea Party is stronger than ever and the f**king RINOs (including the bastards at Fox News Radio) had better realize that we are tuned in to THEIR bias as intently as we are the f**king socialists’ banter.

Be forewarned, Fox—you’re losing YOUR base.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 8:05:48 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Despite a lackluster economy, 23 million unemployed, unpopular healthcare legislation and a president portrayed as an elitist Kenyan Muslim socialist, Romney is still only neck and neck with Obama. And in the battleground states, Obama has a clear lead.

Astonishing and inexcusable. Romney is clueless. To him it's about politics and government - he's a "vision thing" guy. He's trying to beat Obama on Obama's pro-government, pro-socialist turf, because I suspect that's also what Romney is. Romney is losing because Obama is better at promoting the socialist agenda than he is.

5 posted on 08/06/2012 8:07:40 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

With you. One wonders to whom “Reaganites” refers. Any of the Bushes? Cheney? Rove? Almost the entire GOP Senate? Or any of the other pastels currently on the Convention speaking list? Give me a break. The “Reaganites” (excepting Nancy and her children) are tea-partiers!


6 posted on 08/06/2012 8:09:54 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neither Palin nor Paul seeks any insurrection; their goal is stability, and responsibility, whether you agree with their definitions or analysys, or not.

Romney’s campaign was insurrection. The MSM’s attack on Cain was terroristic assasination.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 8:14:48 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: PapaNew

Lets not blame the fact that Obama and Romney are neck and neck totally on Romney

46% of people in this country do not pay taxes.—Obama voters.
Blacks—Obama voters.
Hispanics—Obama voters.
Food stamp recipients —Obama voters
Abortionists and their clientele—Obama voters.
Homosexuals—Obama voters.
Yellow Dog Democrats-—Obama voters.

When you look at these facts Romney is doing damned good to be neck and neck.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 8:15:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: PapaNew

The author of this piece is a moron. The only nihilists are the Republican party establishment. They’ve made common-cause with the Democrats on out-of-control big government and spending. Tea Partiers are the only political group demonstrating they want to save this country, no one else.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 8:22:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin feels she has been shut out of Tampa for criticizing the GOP establishment she believes turned on her when she was John McCain’s vice-presidential candidate. “I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism,” she told Newsweek. “This isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance.”

You should have run, Milady.

Ron Paul and the GOP is a train wreck. Obama has that "What, me worry?" look on his face.

10 posted on 08/06/2012 8:33:09 PM PDT by PapaNew
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I have it on pretty good authority that her life and her family were threatened if she were to run this cycle.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 8:37:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After reading this terrible article I tried to figure out why the author had missed the obvious.

Then I read this: “ Nicholas Wapshott is the former New York bureau chief of The Times of London. “

Problem solved.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 8:37:42 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Mortrey

Fox and the GOP are treating conservatives the way democrats have been treating the blacks. Basically it’s “Where else are you going to go?”


13 posted on 08/06/2012 8:39:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin & former friends: Don't contact me if you still love obama- We got nothing to talk about)
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To: PapaNew
Ronald Reagan’s presidency was a breakthrough for the Goldwater stalwart, though now even Reaganites are finding it uncomfortable as they fend off the Tea Party’s nihilistic insurgency.

As usual, Roto-Reuters has it's snake deep in the septic tank of the left.
14 posted on 08/06/2012 9:00:09 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: Terry Mross

< < Fox and the GOP are treating conservatives the way democrats have been treating the blacks. Basically it’s “Where else are you going to go? > >

Not to Romney. Not to RINO senators or representatives. GOP can kma.

I was actually flirting with the possibility of voting for Romney — because, as we say, “0bama is soooo awful.” Then Romney opens his mouth and I try to see the difference...oh, yeah, with 0bama, we are boiled in 10 minutes; Romney’s socialism is a little slower. It might take almost an hour before we are cooked.

And this is called a choice? but Palin was a mistake? Sorry. Willard. Sorry, Karl. Fool the rest of the sheep. I’ll vote for Tea Party, for Reagan, for anything but someone who is too liberal to stand for the Constitution.


15 posted on 08/06/2012 9:10:17 PM PDT by womanvet (The lesser of two evils remains evil. I won't support or vote for an evil.)
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To: Mortrey

Mortrey, I switched from 750WSB several weeks ago and now wake up to 640WGST. As much as I miss Scott Slade, I no longer have to suffer Neal Boortz mocking Christians or pretending that Jamie Dupree knows what he’s talking about when Cox’s “DC expert” stares at the sun and calls it rain. I just got sick of it, and now enjoy a real Conservative morning show. You might try it...


16 posted on 08/06/2012 10:05:47 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine

I am with you.Sick and tired of boortz and dupree.On to 640 AM.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 10:22:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Brit from Reuters...why do I care what a lefty thinks???? This guy is so out to lunch


18 posted on 08/06/2012 10:51:05 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: PapaNew

Or, as I believe it was Reagan that said, “Give the folks a choice between a democrat and a Democrat and they will vote for the Democrat...”


19 posted on 08/07/2012 2:29:20 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I recall, George Washington’s life and family were threatened... In fact all of us and our families are threatened. She should have said as much. Sorry to be so harsh but our family has a long tradition of “stepping up”. Two of us were at Ticonderoga and one is buried at Gettysburg. “I was threatened” don’t wash at our house. Do the right thing.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 2:32:56 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: PapaNew

Despite a lackluster economy, 23 million unemployed, unpopular healthcare legislation and a president portrayed as an elitist Kenyan Muslim socialist, Romney is still only neck and neck with Obama....

I have been saying that for months. Dumb ass liberal Romney is so weak, he may lose to Obama. Any conservative would have been better. Santorum-Bachmann 2016 or kick Romney to the curb at the convention.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 4:36:55 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
her life and her family were threatened if she were to run this cycle

By God's grace, I'd take her place if I could. It's time for us once again, "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence...[to] mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."

22 posted on 08/07/2012 5:57:23 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: wastoute; 2ndDivisionVet
As I recall, George Washington’s life and family were threatened... In fact all of us and our families are threatened. She should have said as much. Sorry to be so harsh but our family has a long tradition of “stepping up”. Two of us were at Ticonderoga and one is buried at Gettysburg. “I was threatened” don’t wash at our house. Do the right thing.

Yes. If this is not the home of the brave, how can it continue to be the the land of the free?

23 posted on 08/07/2012 6:12:27 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin is a powerful speaker when preaching to the choir. It is not a question of whether Romney should invite her to speak, but how to get her to stay on message. For once, Lyndon Johnson’s gloriously vulgar aphorism about J. Edgar Hoover pissing in or out of the tent doesn’t apply. Palin will either be outside the tent pissing in, or inside the tent, pissing. Her big-bucks backers, SarahPac, have already acquired a perch close to the convention hall from which they can cause trouble whether or not their heroine is invited to speak.

Groan... Very crude metaphor. As the title says, "It's Reuters."

24 posted on 08/07/2012 6:26:00 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: PapaNew
Tea Party’s nihilistic insurgency

Biased much? nihilistic? Not a word I'd use.

ultraconservative Perry

Ultraconservative? Wow. The only reason the establishment didn't get behind Perry is because they already had their mindless liberal robot in Mitt.

25 posted on 08/07/2012 6:29:34 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: PapaNew
Reaganites are finding it uncomfortable as they fend off the Tea Party’s nihilistic insurgency
I think it's safe to say that there are NO Reaganites who are uncomfortable with the Tea Party, just as it's safe to say that the Tea Parties (not just one) are not engaged in "nihilistic insurgency".

The writer is a typical leftist hack who wouldn't know journalism from cleaning Obama's toilet... which is what he spends his days doing.

26 posted on 08/07/2012 6:35:05 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ronald Reagan’s presidency was a breakthrough for the Goldwater stalwart, though now even Reaganites are finding it uncomfortable as they fend off the Tea Party’s nihilistic insurgency.

clueless

27 posted on 08/07/2012 9:10:31 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that Romney should SEAL his Federal and State Tax Records when he announces who his Veep will be.

That would give The Media a double surprise.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 1:18:21 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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