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Richard Viguerie: Tea Party Activists Are the New GOP
Reuters ^ | 10/31/09 | No Author

Posted on 10/31/2009 1:18:11 PM PDT by tennmountainman

"Doug Hoffman and NY-23 is an earthquake in American politics, and is the first of many challenges to establishment Republicans that we will see for the 2010 elections and beyond. The stupid decision by Republican leaders to pour $900,000 into the NY-23rd race against a conservative has unleashed a fury that will lead to new GOP leadership.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; gingrich; gop; hoffman; ny23; rebuilding; rinopurge; teaparty; teapartyexpress; teapartyrebellion; viguerie

1 posted on 10/31/2009 1:18:13 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

Let the RINOs hang out on the double yellow, dodging lane drifters.


2 posted on 10/31/2009 1:21:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tennmountainman

One can only hope.


3 posted on 10/31/2009 1:21:17 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (The ONLY ones able to fix the economy - Small Business Owners!)
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To: tennmountainman

Wow...a stopped clock, and all that...


4 posted on 10/31/2009 1:21:25 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: tennmountainman

LOL! Reuters is admitting this??? Wow that must have been painful! Reuters sucks.


5 posted on 10/31/2009 1:25:22 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Actually, it’s a press release from Richard, carried by Rueters.


6 posted on 10/31/2009 1:27:49 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman
"Conservatives anger at Washington-establishment Republicans will cost the national committees tens of millions of dollars as conservative money will start flowing directly to the Tea Parties and their candidates."

Yeppers...didn't have to happen GOP. We were yelling, screaming and shouting at you but you ignored and dismissed us conservatives. So we will return the favor! Your RINO days are numbered GOP. Now move over and get out of the way because the Conservative Express is rolling on in!

7 posted on 10/31/2009 1:36:45 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: tflabo

People are starting to realize the George W. Bush was also a RINO.


8 posted on 10/31/2009 1:42:08 PM PDT by DavidAccord
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To: tennmountainman

Time to turn out RINO cowards in the House and Senate. Being moderate has never helped liberal Repubicrat incumbents to beat off dead voters in PA, NJ, NY, RI, MA, etc.


9 posted on 10/31/2009 1:45:27 PM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: DavidAccord

Bush was handed a Republican-controlled House and Senate, and he WASTED IT AWAY in 2006 and 2008, with a horrendous mismanagement of the war and initiating and promoting the BAILOUT-MANIA.


10 posted on 10/31/2009 2:01:55 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA

What do you mean he wasted it away? He passed No Child Left Behind and walked away from School Choice. He gave another unfunded mandate in terms of Free Pharmaceuticals for Seniors, without paying for it. He gave billions to cure AIDs in Africa , which the African-Americans in this country really were grateful for, not. He was big against the death tax, but how about helping Joe Sixpack and the work tax?

He saved Chrysler and GM and turned them into government owned entities. And he was tough on Iraq when he should have been tough on Iran. And he handed us a recession to boot. When I see George W. Bush’s face, one word comes to mind: “feckless”.


11 posted on 10/31/2009 2:12:13 PM PDT by DavidAccord
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To: DavidAccord
People are starting to realize the George W. Bush was also a RINO.

Some of us folks knew that long ago...

12 posted on 10/31/2009 2:14:37 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: LibFreeUSA

I think that in 2006, President Bush was facing a DEMOCRAT House and Senate....and a fighting a liberal press that was out to destroy him....right????

Yes, we (Republicans) did NOT hold together and fight....so we must remember those actions and not repeat them.

I am so looking forward to 2010.........


13 posted on 10/31/2009 2:15:51 PM PDT by NewsBee (This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!!!)
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To: tennmountainman

All RINOS’s must be exposed for what they really are.

Corrupt infiltrator vermin that do not have the courage to admit that they are Democrat socialist traitors. Newt.


14 posted on 10/31/2009 2:16:07 PM PDT by fuzzybutt
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To: DavidAccord

Now Now Now...

You are not giving Bush full credit.

Open Borders
Dubia Ports
Harriet Myers


15 posted on 10/31/2009 2:16:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: rockrr

I wondered how long it would take until some of you turned up to trash Viguerie. Not long, I see. He hasn’t changed. This is what he’s been saying for a long time. After all this time, you and others who can’t stand him because he doesn’t go with the flow of the Republican elites and rubber stamp the party because they aren’t Democrats, find yourself in agreement with him FINALLY. LOL!


16 posted on 10/31/2009 2:46:48 PM PDT by penowa
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To: tennmountainman

I have been a registered Republican since I voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Since then, I have voted straight Republican ticket, although sometimes I have had to “hold my nose”. Lately though, with all the RINO’s, turncoats, and synchophants, it is becoming more and more difficult to remain loyal to a “party” and be a true conservative. I feel like Ol’ Ronnie himself when he said “I didn’t leave the (democrat) Party, it left ME”

I HAVE to follow my heart and my brain on this. If a true conservative runs against a RINO, I MUST vote for the conservative.


17 posted on 10/31/2009 4:01:43 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: left that other site

You are not alone. I have been a member for a while. I can remember posters here years ago always saying hold your nose and vote GOP.

Things have changed. That won’t work anymore.
God bless the folks working hard for Doug Hoffman and for other conservatives such as Marco Rubio.


18 posted on 10/31/2009 4:07:37 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

Rubio ROCKS!!!!!!!

Also Col Alan West, who, although running as a Republican, gets zero support from the RPOF. It’s ALL grass roots!


19 posted on 10/31/2009 4:11:27 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: tennmountainman
Actually, it’s a press release from Richard, carried by Rueters.

That's a good point and thanks for pointing it out.

Nonetheless, younger Freepers may not be familiar with Mr. Viguerie. He was the Karl Rove of the sixties and seventies who recognized early on that conservatives were the heart of the GOP and marshaled the technology of the time -- targeted mailing lists -- to get out their contributions and, just as importantly, their vote.

Using the Internet is only building on what he developed and we're smart to listen to him. I didn't even know he was still alive -- but I'm glad he is.

20 posted on 10/31/2009 5:45:50 PM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Paladin2

“The stupid decision by Republican leaders to pour $900,000 into the NY-23rd race against a conservative has unleashed a fury that will lead to new GOP leadership.”

ONLY if we keep up the pressure. The GOP has become infested with RINO’s.


21 posted on 11/01/2009 5:59:43 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: DavidAccord

Excuse me .. how can you blame Bush for Chrysler and GM bailouts ..?? Obama was responsible for that fiasco.

And .. if all you can do is bash Bush - get lost!

Bush is no longer in office and Obama has done more damage in 9 months than Bush did in 8 years.


22 posted on 11/01/2009 4:58:41 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: CyberAnt

Bush is the one who bailed out GM and Chrysler . . please read up on this, or get lost!


23 posted on 11/01/2009 6:29:22 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: DavidAccord

You mean the TARP funds ..??

If so .. THAT WAS NOT BUSH’s IDEA - IT WAS THE TREASURY DEPT - GUIDED BY OBAMA - who didn’t want a good crisis to go to waste.


24 posted on 11/01/2009 8:51:26 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: CyberAnt

Bush announces $17.4 billion auto bailout

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16740.html

Your “hero” G.W. Bush.


25 posted on 11/01/2009 9:43:36 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: DavidAccord

These were the TARP funds.

I told you .. it was the Treasury dept that foisted this upon us .. after the democrats manipulated Bush by telling him the world was going to collapse. If you recall, it was a DEMOCRAT who was appointed Treasury Secretary. And .. being a democrat, I never did trust the guy, and it looks like my assessment of him was correct.

And .. knowing this info .. you cannot possibly see any collusion involved here ..?? Nooooo .. it’s always Bush’s fault .. and most of us are really sick and tired of hearing about it .. since your candidate has totally destroyed our economy .. and all you can say is “it’s Bush’s fault”.


26 posted on 11/01/2009 10:16:56 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: CyberAnt

You don’t have your facts straight. The Secretary of Treasury at that time was Hank Paulson, who was appointed by G.W. Bush.

This was in November and December of last year, before Obama had been sworn in as President.


27 posted on 11/01/2009 10:18:25 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: DavidAccord

Paulson is a democrat!!


28 posted on 11/01/2009 10:20:18 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: CyberAnt

Who was the bonehead who appointed him?


29 posted on 11/01/2009 10:23:35 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: DavidAccord

You just don’t get it do you?

Well .. I’m tired of arguing with someone who is so blinded by their hatred of Bush.

Goodbye!!


30 posted on 11/01/2009 10:44:39 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: tennmountainman
Since this is a press release from Viguerie, I don't think there's any problem quoting it in full. Here's a link to the item on his ConservativeHQ website:

http://conservativehq.com/blog_post/show/426?printable=yes

Written by Richard Viguerie on October 31, 2009, 04:15 PM
     The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, concerning the withdrawal of GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava from the special election in New York’s 23rd congressional district:

     “In her statement announcing suspension of her campaign in the special election for New York’s 23rd congressional district, Assemblywoman and liberal GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava refused to throw her support behind a fellow Republican, Doug Hoffman, who is running on the Conservative Party ticket in this particular race.

     “That was one more example of the ‘closed tent’ mentality of big-government, establishment Republicans who have worked long and hard to keep conservatives out of power at the national, state, and local levels.

     “The GOP leadership’s backing of Ms. Scozzafava was a slap in the face to Tea Party activists, town hall protesters, and conservatives across the country. The Washington GOP establishment’s abandonment of fiscal responsibility led directly to the election of Barack Obama as President and Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. The American people see the GOP leadership and establishment every bit as much a part of the problem as the Democrats.

     “Doug Hoffman and NY-23 is an earthquake in American politics, and is the first of many challenges to establishment Republicans that we will see for the 2010 elections and beyond. The stupid decision by Republican leaders to pour $900,000 into the NY-23rd race against a conservative has unleashed a fury that will lead to new GOP leadership.

     “Conservatives anger at Washington-establishment Republicans will cost the national committees tens of millions of dollars as conservative money will start flowing directly to the Tea Parties and their candidates.”
 
 

31 posted on 11/02/2009 1:39:33 AM PST by TheMole
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To: penowa
I wondered how long it would take until some of you turned up to trash Viguerie.

I recall that during the last pres campaign, a posted story about Ron Paul that quoted Richard Viguerie was vandalized by the Admin Moderator with quotes slamming Mr. Viguerie. The source of the quoted material was a left-wing site that had as a stated goal (on its about page) of fighting the right.

Many on FR are not conservative.

32 posted on 11/02/2009 5:40:54 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: CyberAnt

Wow... So GWB was lying when he claimed credit?


33 posted on 11/02/2009 5:41:44 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring
Many on FR are not conservative.

And many on FR who call themselves conservative are the "newer, improved" version that has gotten us into the trouble we're in today.

34 posted on 11/02/2009 6:48:07 AM PST by penowa
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To: tennmountainman
"Doug Hoffman and NY-23 is an earthquake in American politics, and is the first of many challenges to establishment Republicans that we will see for the 2010 elections and beyond."

Like I said in an earlier thread, we are witnessing a "paradigm shift" and those espousing "conventional wisdom" (like Newt) are unaware of the phenomenon...

35 posted on 11/02/2009 6:50:34 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Gondring

“... claimed credit”

Claimed credit for what ..??


36 posted on 11/02/2009 8:09:28 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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