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Mike Pence: Limbaugh, Beck speak for many Americans
Politico ^ | October 22, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 10/22/2009 10:03:52 AM PDT by jazusamo

The chairman of the House Republican Conference says it’s “hogwash” that GOP leaders are worried about what Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and the Tea Party movement are doing to their party’s image.

In a story headlined “Conservatives Roar; Republicans Tremble,” POLICO reported Thursday that “many top Republicans are growing worried that the party’s chances for reversing its electoral routs of 2006 and 2008 are being wounded by the flamboyant rhetoric and angry tone of conservative activists and media personalities.”

But House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) says it’s not so.

“You know, the American people cherish their freedom of speech and a free and independent press. That's why I found this morning's headlines so troubling,” Pence said Thursday. “Goaded on by a White House increasingly intolerant of criticism, lately the national media has taken aim at conservative commentators in radio and television. Suggesting that they only speak for a small group of activists and even suggesting in one report today that Republicans in Washington are ‘worried about their electoral effect.’

“Well, that's hogwash.

“To suggest that men and women that are taking a stand for fiscal discipline and traditional values in the national debate today only speak for ‘grassroots activists’ is absurd. As evidenced by the hundreds of thousands that filled town hall meetings this summer and the nearly a million Americans who gathered here in Washington in September. Millions of Americans, Republicans, Democrats and Independents are worried about liberal social policies and runaway federal spending, deficit and debt.

“So to my friends in the so-called ‘mainstream media’ I say, ‘conservative talk show hosts may not speak for everybody but they speak for more Americans than you do.’”



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 111th; beck; conservatives; donttreadonme; glennbeck; glennspeaksforme; liberty; limbaugh; patriot; patriots; pence; republicans; rushlimbaugh; rushspeaksforme; teaparty; townhalls
Go, Mike Pence!
1 posted on 10/22/2009 10:03:52 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: All
Please bump the Freepathon and donate if you haven’t done so!

2 posted on 10/22/2009 10:05:23 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Excellent. (Of course this does not mean that the other capons in GOP leadership aren’t worried)


3 posted on 10/22/2009 10:06:52 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: jazusamo

The media is working overtime to divide and conquer the Republicans while hiding the huuuggggeeee divisions and fighting in the Ass Party.


4 posted on 10/22/2009 10:07:45 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: jazusamo
“So to my friends in the so-called ‘mainstream media’ I say, ‘conservative talk show hosts may not speak for everybody but they speak for more Americans than you do.’”

Bullseye! Well done, Mr. Pence!

5 posted on 10/22/2009 10:09:54 AM PDT by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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To: pissant; Deb

Yes, and there are some in the GOP who don’t go along, unfortunately the enemedia will blow them up and glorify those that don’t.


6 posted on 10/22/2009 10:11:25 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

YES! We need more of this.


7 posted on 10/22/2009 10:12:39 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: jazusamo

saw Pence in DC at the AFP Summit.....WOW! TREMENDOUS SPEAKER!!!! I TRULY WISH HE WERE OUR LEADER instead of Bonerhead...


8 posted on 10/22/2009 10:14:00 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: smoothsailing; Just A Nobody; george76; Clintonfatigued

Mike Pence Ping!


9 posted on 10/22/2009 10:15:03 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: eeevil conservative

Agreed, and he may well be one day.


10 posted on 10/22/2009 10:15:57 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I’d say they speak for half of America. The half that isn’t looking for free handouts from the government. The half that won’t sacrifice freedom for a “feeling” of security.


11 posted on 10/22/2009 10:16:49 AM PDT by Dewey Revoltnow
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To: jazusamo
There are only a handful of Republicans who DO go along and the Third Party whack-jobs, malcontents and Democrat moles use them as reasons to "Throw All The Bums Out".

As soon as one of those totally fictitious articles appears it is immediately dragged in here by the idiots who scream "RINO!" at everyone. Gee, it's like they're part of the operation.

12 posted on 10/22/2009 10:20:36 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: jazusamo

Mike Pence will get a donation from me for this.

Oh, and I’ll post my glee and donation all over Twitter and Facebook too.


13 posted on 10/22/2009 10:22:31 AM PDT by AmericanGirlRising (Dear God, please heal our land. II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: jazusamo

Mike Pence moves up everyday on my support list.

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Jeb Hensarling all support Scozzafava and these three amigos are now off my list...


14 posted on 10/22/2009 10:24:26 AM PDT by luckybogey
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To: Deb

You’re correct, IMO. At times I wonder about some of the posts and especially the third party ones, they’re losers.


15 posted on 10/22/2009 10:27:33 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Somebody has to. Tea parties (one way people can speak their minds) are all but forbidden. We’re intimidated and citizens are all but labeled terrorists.

0 is taking away our freedom of speech.

Go Mr. Pence, while you still can and thank you.


16 posted on 10/22/2009 10:30:44 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS, the party of taxes and death. Is this what you want?)
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To: jazusamo

Pence is sounding more and more like a nominee for President in 2012. I heartily support that notion.


17 posted on 10/22/2009 10:32:34 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (I hate Illinois Nazis.)
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To: jazusamo
enemedia

Love it!

18 posted on 10/22/2009 10:33:05 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS, the party of taxes and death. Is this what you want?)
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To: jazusamo

Pence maybe a republican, but he’s certainly not a (R)epublican.

He is one of the very few who get it.

Good on ya Mike!


19 posted on 10/22/2009 10:35:21 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: jazusamo

Glenn and Rush speak to America to educate them. Now if they just listen. We speak for ourselves.


20 posted on 10/22/2009 10:36:35 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACORN is OBAMA)
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To: bmwcyle

Well said.


21 posted on 10/22/2009 10:41:07 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Now if Mike Pence would refine his thinking just a bit, he would be worth voting for in for President.


22 posted on 10/22/2009 10:46:40 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACORN is OBAMA)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

“Christian, Conservative, then Republican..in that order” as Mike Pence likes to say ;)..!


23 posted on 10/22/2009 11:39:44 AM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: bmwcyle

He doesn’t need to refine his thinking, in my opinion, Mr. Pence needs to become MORE agressive in pushing leadership CONSERVATIVE than he has been!


24 posted on 10/22/2009 11:40:46 AM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: jazusamo

By the way: I’ve changed the name of the Mainstreme Media; they are NO longer MSM, they’re now known as: MSP: The Mainstreme Propoganda!


25 posted on 10/22/2009 11:42:08 AM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: jazusamo

The more I hear Mike Pence, the more I like him.


26 posted on 10/22/2009 12:35:44 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

Absolutely, me too.


27 posted on 10/22/2009 12:44:06 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Mike Pence is maturing and learning from his past mistakes...

Showing up at the DC March - mostly just talked to people was a great gesture ...

However, keep watch - his silly mistake back in 2006/2007 was to carry Bush’s water on Amnesty with a goofy proposal to allow illegal aliens to step back into their own country for one day and then return to be processed for Amnesty...

I was very upset at Mike Pence then... He got a lot of flack from many Conservatives ... but I believe Pence is now on the right track (sorry for the pun)...


28 posted on 10/22/2009 2:05:15 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: ICCtheWay
conservative talk show hosts may not speak for everybody but they speak for more Americans than you do.

Yay, Mike!

29 posted on 10/22/2009 4:16:57 PM PDT by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

I’m not sure what the intent of you post is... but I happen to agree with the content of your post and that Mike Pence is showing to be a great representative. Mr. Pence has grown to show ‘he gets it’.


30 posted on 10/22/2009 5:04:15 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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