Skip to comments.The tea party's least favorite Republicans (McCain tops the list)
Posted on 03/13/2010 4:42:27 PM PST by rabscuttle385
The tea party movement exploded onto the political scene in 2009 as a backlash to the agenda pushed by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, but a little more than a year later, a POLITICO survey found tea party activists unhappy with many of the biggest names in the Republican Party.
And that could complicate GOP plans to harness the energy of the tea parties as they head into the November midterm elections with hopes of rearranging the balance of power in Washington.
In a survey of more than three dozen grass-roots tea party leaders from 29 states, the partys 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, was the Republican most cited as a disappointment. Asked which three national Republicans they were most unhappy with, McCain was named by 18 respondents.
Other congressional Republicans considered disappointments included moderate-leaning Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, as well as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
"[Conservatives are] going to destroy the f*cking [Republican] party...
Why would I want to be the leader of a party of such a**holes?"
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, UNKNOWN
"I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have
no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 02 APR. 2004
"I have to tell you, [Obama] is a decent person, a person that you
do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 10 OCT. 2008
[McCain] would be "...comfortable with a homosexual
as president of the United States."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 21 DEC. 1999
"I would rather have a clean government
than one whose quote First Amendment rights
are being respected that has become corrupt.
If I had my choice, Id rather have a clean government."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 24 APR. 2006
"I think that gay marriage should be allowed,
if theres a ceremony kind of thing,
if you want to call it that."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, FEB. 2007
"But certainly in the short term, or even the long term,
I would not support repeal of Roe vs. Wade,
which would then force women in America
to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations.
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 24 AUG. 1999
On senior citizens: a group "that makes demands without contributing."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 20 JUN. 1986
"I'm not a socialist."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 18 FEB. 2010
"I believe climate change is real."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 23 FEB. 2010
"I have great respect for Al Gore."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 02 OCT. 2008
"In the long term, if you alienate the Hispanics,
youll pay a heavy price. By the way,
I think the fence is least effective.
But Ill build the G****mned fence if they want it!"
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, FEB. 2007
"We need to sit down as Americans
and recognize these are Gods children as well.
And they need some protection under the law;
they need some of our love and compassion
I want to assure you that Ill enforce the borders first.
Well solve this immigration problem."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 28 NOV. 2007
"There are jobs that Americans will not do,
so we have to make it possible for someone to come
to this country to do a job that an American wont do
and then go back to the country from where they came."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 16 OCT. 2004
I’d have to say he is running neck-and-neck with Grahamnesty and steele to name two others.
I hope Mrs. Palin is listening.
Palin is showing a serious disconnect with Conservatives by supporting McAmnesty.
Only a charismatic, reasonably principled lightweight with nice (but not necessarily long) gams as far as I am concerned.
Your daddy, Juan McAmnesty, finally won something! LOL!!!
Only if the GOP is determined to continue committing suicide. If they dump McCain and Gramnesty, or at least stand aside while they are dumped, they will certainly be stronger.
They have begun to admit that in the case of Crist, who looks like he is finished unless something unforeseen crops up.
Unfortunately Gramnesty doesn't come up for election again for quite a while, but the least they can do is discipline that idiot. Call him in, lay down the law, and discipline him if he continues to be a loose cannon.
As for McCain, I don't expect them to reject him. Just stand back and let the primary sort it out. Stop supporting that jerk.
Who are you talking about Mittens.
I hear you, but I am inclined to cut Palin some slack here. After all for whatever reason McCain did pick her for his veep spot. I know, I know, that dufus gave us Obama. But I suspect Palin's "support" for McCain is personal not political.
I am inclined to give Sarah a pass on this one.
She isnt putting a gun to anyones head in Arizona, if they dont want McLame they can throw his ass out, if they dont, its their problem, not Sarahs.
Have you seen the videos of McCain addressing ACORN and SEIU?
“What makes America special is whats in this room tonight...” John McCain addresses ACORN and SEIU February 2nd 2006
John McCain is a Large part of this Disaster we are experiencing and are bearing witness to the destruction of our country. His name needs stricken from Republican roles forever. Sarah Palin needs to be very careful of these dregs she is endorsing.
Why are the rest get a pass but Sarah is singled out.?
It a rhetorical question I already know the answer.
Hey John... name me the last great moderate Republican leader...
All they have done with their equivocation is to sell our country out in the name of moderation.
John...Moderation leads to downfall. It NEVER leads, builds or otherwise contributes to freedom.
How is JD Hayworth doing among locals in the cactus state?
If I am not given a coronation as I demand,
then I shall destroy the GOP
like we did to (Gov.) Palin in the last election.
Now go buy my book, ignore what we have done,
and go back to your bananas.
Yes she is.
How has Operation Leper worked out for you?
They only got two more weeks left to use their talking points and then it will be done as far as Plain campaigning for McCain; then they will move on to another talking point, yet Mitt is more conservative in their eyes than Sartah
Here is a bigger poll of conservatives:
RESULTS Feb. 2010 Early Freerepublic.com straw vote FOR GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
Governor Palin was the overwhelming choice of freepers who voted!
Palin - 102 votes - THE WINNER
None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes
Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes
Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown and rick Perry all got a vote.
No Votes for Mitt RomneyCARE or Ron Paul or Huckabee .... 0 votes (none, zed, nada, doughnut, oh-no)
And what happens if the GOP nominations in 2012 go to McCain and Romney? After all, McCain was in New Hampshire campaigning just this weekend!
Aw, man! Did you have to wake her up?
Mitt RomneyCARE = dishonesty = always violating the Law
" Boston Herald - Friday, July 20, 2007
In an apparent violation of the law, a controverisal aide to ex-Gov. Mitt Romney
created phony law enforcement badges that he and other staffers used on the campaign trail
to strong-arm reporters, avoid paying tolls and trick security guards
into giving them immediate access to campaign venues, sources told the Herald.
They (the aides) knew the badges were fake and probably illegal,
said a presidential campaign source who asked for anonymity
because the story could damage the individuals career.
Two additional sources confirmed that the badges - described as bright silver plates with a state seal attached -
were first created and used by Garrity while Romney was still governor." Romney Presidential campaign caught with in two states (includes NH).
Myth Romney 2007 campaign's dirty tricks included phoney State Troopers caught in two states
before he was caught using push polls, fake and deceptive stories to the Press about others,
and other dirty tricks on a daily basis.
FAKE TROOPER (and Chief of Operations)
I would say the number approaches or is 100%.
Lumping Mitch McConnell in with the RINOs we all oppose is dubious too. His ACU rating is 90%.
"The American people need a break.
Lets screw them all again."
"A political party cannot be all things to all people.
It must represent certain fundamental beliefs
which must not be compromised to political expediency
or simply to swell its numbers."
-- President Ronald Reagan
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldnt make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
Gotta love it.
If either McCain or Romney wins the nomination, Obama wins again.
McConnell is one of those I refer to as a "squish" instead of a RINO. He's personally conservative, but has some spinal consistency issues.
I don’t think that sentiment is accurate.
A least favorite is still a favorite...
"Thank God & Greyhound he's gone."
-- Said right after Pat Buchanan left the GOP for it becoming a big-government party. I can't remember the date, but I do remember seeing the video of him saying it on the news.
I really think that Palin is caught between a rock and hard place. She's damned is she does, and damned if she doesn't. Right now, I think she is acting out of a sense of loyalty, and just doing what she has to do. I'm going to give the woman a pass on this one.
Only after he was told he couldn't have his first choice of flaming socialist LIEberman.
Your point here is a good one.
But I suspect Palin's "support" for McCain is personal not political.
Choosing party over principle is not worth respecting.
You missed the point on this one. But you seem a reasonable fellow so I will give it another shot.
She chose not party but graciousness over principle and I am suggesting that this is worthy of at least consideration for respect.
No. What is means is that you RomneyBOTs who attacked
Gov. Palin for Romney to throw Election 2008 have
not stopped one iota.
For some reason I am having a hard time linking this article; not just to FR; but email as well.
If anyone gets a chance; please go to Big Journalism and read the New Fascists.
You will not be disappointed.
You're new around here aren't you?
1. Juan McCain
2. Lindsey Graham
3. Richard Lugar (under the radar RINO)
Can’t think of others that ‘measure up’ to those three.
Take your Romney and go back DU.
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