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Tom Tancredo to Tea Partiers: ‘Thank God John McCain Lost’
WSJ ^ | 2/5/10 | Sue Davis

Posted on 02/05/2010 1:10:28 PM PST by pissant

Edited on 02/05/2010 3:50:37 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

If Tea Party activists are unhappy with President Barack Obama, it would have been a lot worse under President John McCain, Tom Tancredo declared Thursday in opening remarks at the convention in Nashville, Tenn.

“Thank God John McCain lost the election,” the former GOP congressman from Colorado and 2008 presidential candidate said to cheers and applause from the 600 grassroots activists in attendance.


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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: losers; mccain; mcloser; mcpalin; mcqueeg; mcquitter; notbreakingnews; tancredo; teaparty; teapartyconvention
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To: Star Traveler

Yeah, I suppose we should all be grateful that your boy 0bama won...


21 posted on 02/05/2010 1:21:41 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 379 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: wolfcreek

Part of what would have been worse is that the GOP would be blamed for how bad off we are. McCain, who flew back and almost dodged a debate to bail out the bankers, would not have likely gone against his “friends across the aisle” on the economy or anything else.

Imagine McCain’s State of the Union glare at the Supremes after his namesake got partially struck down.


22 posted on 02/05/2010 1:21:44 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: pissant; Virginia Ridgerunner
You were saying ...

Nope

Ahhhh..., another "Sarah Palin is a RINO" deranged individual... LOL...

I guess conservatives are going to have to coin another term to match the one they did with the "Obama Derangement Syndrome" -- so now we've got the "Palin Derangement Syndrome" types... :-)

[ ... only on Free Republic... doncha love it... ]

23 posted on 02/05/2010 1:22:30 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Ummmm..., get on the "clue train" here... it's not because of McCain that we have the Tea Party -- it's because of Obama...

And we've got "Obama" because McCain and Palin lost....


I think that is the author's point. If McCain had won, we'd be getting the same kind of state-bankrupting socialism that we're getting now; we would just have gotten it slower and under a Republican banner. As such, it would have been difficult to get a movement like the Tea Parties going. With Obama in office, the communist Dems were dumb enough to try to ram everything down our throats at once, and so the Tea Parties were born. I'm glad McCain lost. Better we let things come to a head and deal with it now then sleep for another decade while our country goes down the toilet.
24 posted on 02/05/2010 1:22:40 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: a fool in paradise
Republican Party leaders didn't create the Tea Party movement.

Right.  They didn't.  But they're trying to hijack it and turn it into a party fundraising cash cow.

25 posted on 02/05/2010 1:22:56 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: unkus
Tom Tancredo is right on. He needs to go Arizona and campaign against McCain.

It would be an easy process. Just show McCain for who and what he is...


26 posted on 02/05/2010 1:23:31 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Star Traveler

You get a clue, the Tea Party movement started in November 2007.


27 posted on 02/05/2010 1:23:57 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: null and void
You were saying ...

Yeah, I suppose we should all be grateful that your boy 0bama won...

You missed the part where I voted for McCain and Palin and President Bush... LOL...

[ ... but typically for the "Palin Derangement Syndrome" types... :-) ...]

28 posted on 02/05/2010 1:24:10 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: unkus
Tom Tancredo is a hypocrite and attention whore. Tom said he was't going to support McCain in the general election and then he did so, now he saying he's glad he lost. Sorry Tom your 15 minutes are up.
29 posted on 02/05/2010 1:25:13 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: pissant

From the standpoint of how little a battle cry would have arisen from conservatives had McLame been elected in comparison to the battle cry (Tea Parties) that have risen up from Obozo’s obvious marxist/socialist agenda, I’d have to say I agree with Tancredo. I only hope the damage that Obozo’s already done, and the damage yet to be inflicted can be reversed.


30 posted on 02/05/2010 1:26:00 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
You were saying ...

You get a clue, the Tea Party movement started in November 2007.

You can thank Obama for kick-starting it into a big group...

The Tea Party Movement would be "wandering in the wilderness" if you had McCain and Palin in office right now, that is, with a Republican Administration.

31 posted on 02/05/2010 1:26:37 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Wow!! Just stunning.


32 posted on 02/05/2010 1:26:41 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Directions: Old Santa Fe Trail south and left on Double Arrow Rd.
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Not a good sign.


33 posted on 02/05/2010 1:26:49 PM PST by unkus
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To: Star Traveler

Anybody that doesn’t pass **their** ultra purity test is now a RINO. I guess by their standards Reagan would have been a RINO.


34 posted on 02/05/2010 1:27:07 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Star Traveler

Didn’t say she was a RINO. You said that.


35 posted on 02/05/2010 1:27:26 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Agreed. Obama has been a blessing in disguise for the conservative movement.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

36 posted on 02/05/2010 1:28:13 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Star Traveler
I didn't miss all the parts where you've defended* 0bama on birther threads.

* or more precisely, attacked anyone who had anything to say about his lack of Constitutional qualifications.

37 posted on 02/05/2010 1:28:41 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 379 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: pissant
You were saying ...

Didn’t say she was a RINO. You said that.

No, not me.... that's quoting enough of our fellow FReepers to make up for any lack of you saying it... LOL...

38 posted on 02/05/2010 1:28:48 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: pissant

I’m of mixed sentiment on this point. If Obamao were any less a Marxist ideologue and loser than he is, he would be a survivable example of why liberalism is national lunacy, and why we need to return to the Constitution. Even though Obamao has revised the Republican Party as opposed to the ruination McCain would have brought it, he is well on his way to destroying the nation. While Obamao whines about the mess he inherited from Bush, he is creating an unimaginable nightmare to pass on to the next person to step into the White House. It’s hard to imagine anyone doing as much damage as quickly as Obamao is doing it. Then again, this might be better than what we would have had with four years of McCain wrecking the Republican Party, only to give it over to Obamao with nothing but a disorganized, disillusioned opposition to stand against him. Maybe this is better, but it horribly bad.


39 posted on 02/05/2010 1:29:58 PM PST by pallis
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To: Star Traveler

I love Sarah, and hope she makes good in 2012.

But with apologies to Colonel Hunt, I must ask:

Do you have a Sarah Palin blow up doll at home?


40 posted on 02/05/2010 1:31:39 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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