Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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.


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


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: losers; mccain; mcloser; mcpalin; mcqueeg; mcquitter; notbreakingnews; tancredo; teaparty; teapartyconvention
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-126 next last
Get em, Tanc!
1 posted on 02/05/2010 1:10:28 PM PST by pissant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: pissant

Tanc, get out there and support JD!!


2 posted on 02/05/2010 1:11:32 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

I don’t know about worse but, it wouldn’t of been better by any means.

They’re both progressives and they are the enemy to this country, our Constitution and our way of life.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 1:13:57 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant
In Tancredo’s view, the Tea Party movement would never have been sparked under a McCain administration because Republican Party leaders and activists would have been muffled from criticizing their president

Republican Party leaders didn't create the Tea Party movement.

There was tacit support for McCain, but everyone knows that he would not have tried to advance as Leftist an agenda as Barry has in 1 year.

And the President is the president of the whole US, not just "the Republicans". Obama is the president of the whole country.

Republicans were critical of McCain in the campaign and still are (and do not find common ground with his daughter who claims to be a Republican).

4 posted on 02/05/2010 1:14:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Tom Tancredo is right on. He needs to go Arizona and campaign against McCain.


5 posted on 02/05/2010 1:14:49 PM PST by unkus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Damn right! Now please endorse JD and let’s put the old man out to pasture for good.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 1:14:53 PM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdvisorB; antivenom; Blonde; BornToBeAmerican; BroJoeK; Diana in Wisconsin; eddiespaghetti; ...


To be added or removed from the
"The Wall Street Journal" Ping List,
FReepmail
GOP_Lady.

7 posted on 02/05/2010 1:15:26 PM PST by GOP_Lady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant
Tom Tancredo to Tea Partiers: ‘Thank God John McCain Lost’

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....

That's the "clue" to what happened and why we've got the Tea Party... LOL...

8 posted on 02/05/2010 1:15:50 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wolfcreek

Obama is on record seeing the Constitution as an “obstacle” to implementing the redistribution policies he wants to establish. He did remark that he sees opportunity to push it through in the Supreme Court (and it looks like he will get 2 Justice appointments).


9 posted on 02/05/2010 1:15:54 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise
Republican Party leaders didn't create the Tea Party movement.

Nobody is saying they did but the majority of Tea Party Members in my are aare Republicans.

10 posted on 02/05/2010 1:16:29 PM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: pissant
Here's the one we should have in office right now...







Sarah Palin, Miss Wasilla, 1984


11 posted on 02/05/2010 1:16:44 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pgkdan

We should all send Juan a personal “Its time to retire” letter.


12 posted on 02/05/2010 1:17:44 PM PST by flash2368
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler

Nope


13 posted on 02/05/2010 1:17:47 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Every generation seems to need a prominent reminder that liberalism is a bad idea. Obama is the poster child — he may very well make the biggest contribution to the conservative movement since Jimmy Carter.

SnakeDoc


14 posted on 02/05/2010 1:17:50 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Quite frankly, I think that’s complete idiocy. McCain would have been a far better president than Obama. Yes, some good things will come of the Obama presidency, but he will do, has already done, enormous damage to our country, which he planned to do all along. Tancredo has lost all respect I’ve ever had for him.


15 posted on 02/05/2010 1:18:09 PM PST by twigs
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: twigs

With McCain, we would have already had Cap and Trade and Amnesty


16 posted on 02/05/2010 1:19:13 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

Rush was saying just today, “They (he called them Socialists) want to destroy this country and then leave”.

Time for an intervention.


17 posted on 02/05/2010 1:19:27 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Would have been worse eh?

We wouldn’t have gotten:

Souter -> Sotomeyor

And we might have looked forward to:

Ginsberg -> ?

Stevens -> ?

Right now, I don’t.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 1:20:01 PM PST by green iguana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: unkus
Tom Tancredo is right on. He needs to go Arizona and campaign against McCain.

On the same days Scott Brown campaigns for McCain.

19 posted on 02/05/2010 1:20:29 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: pissant

It’s too bad Obama couldn’t lose too.


20 posted on 02/05/2010 1:20:57 PM PST by Red Steel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

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...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

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))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

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))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

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?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: BigSkyFreeper

Directions: Old Santa Fe Trail south and left on Double Arrow Rd.
______________

Not a good sign.


33 posted on 02/05/2010 1:26:49 PM PST by unkus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

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?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler

Don’t attribute “fellow freepers” thoughts to me


41 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:08 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: pissant

“Tom Tancredo declared Thursday in opening remarks at the convention in Nashville, Tenn.”

While I agree with him in some ways, I wonder how he got around the ethics charge to speak there. Did it for free?


42 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:27 PM PST by Pessimist (u)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void
You were saying ...

I didn't miss all the parts where you've defended* 0bama on birther threads.

Identifying the idiotic corner of Free Republic with the "Obama Derangement Syndrome" types is not supporting Obama... it's shining the light on the "crazies" that don't do too much... :-)

You'll recall from those conversations that I propose something that actually "works" for a change, which is getting state legislation that makes it mandatory for a candidate to produce his birth certificate or else he cannot be on the ballot...

But, then again, there are is a certain segment that love the crazy and incompetent lawyere, too... Orly Taitz...

That was pretty smart, getting Orly Taitz to work for you...

43 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:31 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: pissant

This is a McCain thread, right? I’m not supposed to be posting on what’s her name threads—and I’ve done really, really well with that 2010 resolution, too!


44 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:36 PM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wolfcreek

His loss and the tea party movement have started waking up the GOP. If he had won, the GOP would have split in two.


45 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Star Traveler
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.

Yeah, the same Republicans that were voting with the Democrats just to get along with them in Washington. LOL

46 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:41 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: BigSkyFreeper

“Tea Party movement started in November 2007” explain please


47 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:50 PM PST by US Navy Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: green iguana
We wouldn’t have gotten:

Souter -> Sotomeyor

Agreed. Not Sotomayor.

At best we would have gotten an insipid luke-warm nebbish acceptable to the far left...

...in the spirit of bi-partisanship, and retching across the aisle.

48 posted on 02/05/2010 1:32:51 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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

The Tea Party was started by Ron Paul supporters. Libertarians.


49 posted on 02/05/2010 1:33:55 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: BigSkyFreeper
You were saying ...

Yeah, the same Republicans that were voting with the Democrats just to get along with them in Washington. LOL

I've been trying to think of a worse Republican to have, for a Republican Administration -- than Obama... sorry, I can't come up with one... LOL...

50 posted on 02/05/2010 1:34:15 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-126 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson