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Simmons, Schiff say they'll primary
The CT Mirror ^ | May 22, 2010 | Keith M. Phaneuf and Jacqueline Rabe

Posted on 05/21/2010 11:44:46 PM PDT by truthfreedom

But Simmons, who hinted in an interview earlier this week that he wouldn't continue the battle for the nomination if he lost at the convention, announced late Friday he would carry the fight into the Aug. 10 primary.

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But Schiff said that he would take advantage of Connecticut's open primary law and petition his way onto the Aug. 10 primary ballot nonetheless.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: connecticut; mcmahon; schiff; simmons
This is to clarify that McMahon did not win the Republican nomination, merely the GOP endorsement. The GOP endorsement provides McMahon with the top line on the ballot, but little else, provided that a primary is held.
1 posted on 05/21/2010 11:44:46 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

I vote for Peter Schiff.


2 posted on 05/21/2010 11:48:09 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: truthfreedom

Whadda know? I was wrong. He will contest it. Good!

(so long as he or no one else runs third party from the right)


3 posted on 05/21/2010 11:50:52 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...

ping


4 posted on 05/21/2010 11:52:24 PM PDT by nutmeg (You didn't "misspeak", Mr. Blumenthal... you LIED)
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To: truthfreedom

Peter Schiff \0/


5 posted on 05/21/2010 11:54:08 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Brugmansian

I think I saw somewhere that Schiff said that he wouldn’t go 3rd Party.


6 posted on 05/21/2010 11:54:48 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

GOP endorsement usually means RINO especially in a place like CT. Go Schiff!


7 posted on 05/22/2010 12:28:08 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: 4rcane

c’mon Sarah, endorse Peter Schiff. I’m concern that she might endorse Mchanon or Simmons. I jumped for joy when she endorse Rand Paul. Peter Schiff is the other candidate that needs her endorsement and I would be so depressed if she doesn’t. It would illustrate that she doesn’t get it as Peter Schiff is by far the better candidate


8 posted on 05/22/2010 12:55:51 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

I’d say I’d like Sarah to endorse Schiff as well. Schiff is clearly the tea party candidate, and Sarah usually endorses the tea party candidate. I don’t think Sarah needs to hurry, she can wait until polls show that Schiff has some support, which’ll appear whenever the next polls come out.


9 posted on 05/22/2010 1:34:28 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Schiff is pro-gay marriage, pro-drug legalization and against the war in Afghanistan

http://blogs.courant.com/rick_green/2009/10/peter-schiff-arrives-give-me-m.html


Why do the Ron Paul guys support gay marriage?
http://www.queerty.com/ron-paul-on-gay-marriage-20071210/


http://www.schiffforsenate.com/index.php?q=news/constitutional-candidates-congress

Schiff’s own website endorses Adam Kokesh


All the Schiff bots are supporting a PRO-CHOICE candidate, too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDttx64zk4I


SCHIFF himself admits he believes the Iraq War is a QUAGMIRE in 2009!!
http://www.freespeechmonster.com/?p=103

Schiff has said this many times
http://peterschiffsays.com/defense.htm

Aug 7, 2009, Iraq is a quagmire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9t741ewbGA

Schiff blamed Iraq on bankers? Not on Saddam?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo81QDSuixk


What the Tea Parties are not telling you about Peter Schiff:

Libertarians need to infiltrate the GOP
http://belowthebeltway.com/2009/06/02/peter-schiff-libertarians-need-to-infliltrate-the-gop/
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=110955225375
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=19285
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message808505/pg1
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090707200009AAzSQfB


Peter Schiff admits on camera that he has ZERO money investigated in American corporations or industry. If Peter Schiff refuses to invest in American companies, how can Peter Schiff say he is helping Americans keep their jobs?

http://ameriborn.com/shifty/


Peter Schiff repeating talking points of the lunatic left, listen yourself. He says in 2009 that Iraq is a QUAGMIRE when we already won!! He blames the war on bankers and whoever, and not a word about blaming it on terrorists! listen yourself, Schiff repeats left wing talking points to his radio audience about the Iraq war!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo81QDSuixk


Peter Schiff has made open statements that are quite like the statements of the anti-war leftists, to include the OTHER Ron Paul endorsed candidates Rand Paul and Adam Kokesh

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=schiff+%2B+isolationist&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIC_enUS220US220&q=peter+schiff+isolationist


Peter Schiff is pro-choice on abortion

http://www.google.com/search?num=20&hl=en&newwindow=1&rlz=1T4GGIC_enUS220US220&q=Peter+schiff+%2B+abortion&aq=f&aqi=g-c1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=


SCHIFF’S OWN WEBSITE CONTAINS AN ENDORSEMENT FOR KOKESH WHERE KOKESH IS NAMED AS AN ANTI-WAR PROTESTER
http://schiffforsenate.com/index.php?q=news/constitutional-candidates-congress
Adam Kokesh
Adam Kokesh is best known as an Iraq War veteran who returned opposed to the war and was a keynote speaker at Ron Paul’s “Rally for the Republic” that competed with the Republican National Convention in the summer of 2008.


Peter Schiff is pro-choice on abortion

http://www.google.com/search?num=20&hl=en&newwindow=1&rlz=1T4GGIC_enUS220US220&q=Peter+schiff+%2B+abortion&aq=f&aqi=g-c1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

pro-immigration and said that there are too many jobs in the US we NEED to let in immigrants???

Peter Schiff admits on camera that he has ZERO money investigated in American corporations or industry. If Peter Schiff refuses to invest in American companies, how can Peter Schiff say he is helping Americans keep their jobs?

http://ameriborn.com/shifty/

This is SCHIFF in his own words!


video of Peter Schiff saying that LIBERTARIANS must infiltrate the Republican Party

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1583738

You cant download it directly, I tried, but hey, you can record it! :)


Peter Schiff appears at a Rand Paul/Adam Kokesh/Peter Schiff fundraiser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYwb_P-ssK0

Rand Paul, Adam Kokesh, Peter Schiff, and others holding a fundraiser at Webster Hall in New York.

http://www.randpaul2010.com
http://www.schiffforsenate.com
http://www.kokeshforcongress.com


Read it for yourself, folks, all three of these candidates are the type of people that this organization supports and even wants to send money to!

http://www.google.com/search?q=schiff+kokesh+site:http://www.stormfront.org&hl=en&lr=&filter=0

The RAND Paul Money Bomb! Help Elect Rand Paul to U.S.

http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?t=624677

Stormfront!!!!


10 posted on 05/22/2010 6:18:09 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

The Republican Primary is in August, Go Schiff.


11 posted on 05/23/2010 12:16:30 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: RaceBannon

You’re clueless.


12 posted on 05/23/2010 12:17:07 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom
As usual, the Republican field will be made up of alleged 'moderate' candidates (all talking like conservatives but not meaning much of it) with the RNC and most local Republican leaders assuming a conservative can't win in 'deep blue' Connecticut. Perhaps not a solid, 100% conservative - but none of three possible choices I see (McMahon, Simmons and Schiff) are totally acceptable, either. What to do?

Linda McMahon has the slight advantage of being a non-politician in a season that finds career politicians in bad repute with the electorate but her background may cause her trouble. The Democrats will be be combing over the WWF records to find 'scandals' they can attach to her, undermining her candidacy. This is what they always do. McMahon's' lack of experience dealing with a local media that will be mostly hostile to her could cause trouble, too. However, Dick Blumenthal has been mortally wounded by his now-famous lies about serving in Viet Nam - and that story isn't going away. Blumenthal's arrogance and sense of entitlement could also turn just enough independent voters off to push the GOP candidate, no matter who it is, over the finish line, first.

Personally, Schiff is too libertarian for my taste, Simmons is too much of RINO and McMahon could have problems convincing Connecticut voters she is capable and deserving of being one of two Connecticut representatives in the U.S. senate, although after the long career of corrupt Chris Dodd, voters are likely weary of 'experienced' candidates. Of course, McMahon, if elected, could turn out like Scott Brown and quickly 'drift left'. I wouldn't be shocked if that happened. However, with Simmons record and the Schiff libertarianism, I'll likely vote for McMahon, should she end up the GOP candidate for senate from Connecticut. For now, she is party-endorsed but not quite there, yet. We'll see.

13 posted on 05/23/2010 12:33:31 PM PDT by Jim Scott (re much)
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To: Jim Scott

Schiff does have some positions that some conservatives don’t like. But in the current context that really doesn’t matter much.

Right now, it seems like Obama is trying to pass terrible legislation, and the R’s are trying to block it. Schiff would be on the side of block it. Yes, some may disagree with the marijuana issue. But is that what Obama is trying to do, legalize marijuana?

Obama is trying to push big government, and Schiff is, arguably, the strongest against big government.

Scott Brown has been disappointing, not voting for filibusters at times. I don’t see Schiff voting with the Dems on filibusters.

And McMahon has made political contributions to Rahm Emmanuel and other Democrats.


14 posted on 05/23/2010 12:45:32 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

it’s obvious you never knew what hit you.


15 posted on 05/23/2010 1:50:56 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

The primary is in August. We’ll see what happens then.
Schiff has the support of the tea partiers, conservatives, grass roots. Yes, CT is a liberal state, and the RINOs there think the way to go is to be 95% Democrat. McMahon and Simmons will be solid choices for RINOs, moderates, what have you. Conservatives, people who wish for limited government and a strong solid understanding of economics will be voting for Schiff. People who believe that Connecticut needs a Senator who knows how to make a lot of money from a fake sport will be going with McMahon. People who think that politics is not enough like professional wrestling will be voting for McMahon. Sure, conservatives, tea partiers already think that D’s and R’s are already just pretending to be on different sides, and they bluster and posture, but they always grow government.


16 posted on 05/23/2010 3:14:58 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: 4rcane

Peter may be too socially libertarian (more than Rand Paul) and too far behind (worse than Chuck DeVore) for Palin to back.

Simmons I suppose would be the tepid establishment candidate, but McMahon is the big bucks, Fiorina/Whitman-style just-how-conservative-rather-than-opportunistic businesswoman is she candidate.

Hard to get too excited here other than with Blumenthal’s fall, making a win seem possible if not yet likely for either Simmons or McMahon.

Is that how others from CT see it?


17 posted on 05/23/2010 3:20:14 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 4rcane

Peter may be too socially libertarian (more than Rand Paul) and too far behind (worse than Chuck DeVore) for Palin to back.

Simmons I suppose would be the tepid establishment candidate, but McMahon is the big bucks, Fiorina/Whitman-style just-how-conservative-rather-than-opportunistic businesswoman is she candidate.

Hard to get too excited here other than with Blumenthal’s fall, making a win seem possible if not yet likely for either Simmons or McMahon.

Is that how others from CT see it?


18 posted on 05/23/2010 3:20:17 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: truthfreedom

Vinny Forras is the only conservative in this race


19 posted on 05/23/2010 5:26:38 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: Jim Scott

VINNY FORRAS IS A CONSERVATIVE!!!!


20 posted on 05/23/2010 5:32:29 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Forras.

Will he be on the ballot in August?


21 posted on 05/23/2010 6:06:54 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: 9YearLurker

August is a long ways away, Palin should wait to see a poll. People figure Schiff is over 10%.

The economic libertarianism is more popular with Republicans / Conservatives.

Another thing to consider is that Palin is not considered popular in New England. Did she endorse Scott Brown? Did she come up to appear with Scott Brown? I recall hearing that Palin’s wasn’t a particularly desired endorsement in New England. But was that the General or the Primary?


22 posted on 05/23/2010 6:12:00 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

That’s very true about Palin likely not being an asset and candidates not necessarily wanting her to come in with an endorsement. CT isn’t as bad as MA or Manhattan, but still her impact could be questionable.

Then again, who’d have thought she’d be so welcome statewide in CA?


23 posted on 05/23/2010 6:14:58 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

It might be a primary vs general thing. Palin has to be popular everywhere among Republicans. Less so in New England, maybe. Maybe Palin is viewed unfavorably by fewer Republicans in California than in New England. Even if it is New England, I would think Schiff would want Palin’s support.


24 posted on 05/23/2010 6:21:22 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

The concern I’d think would be that her primary support would harm the Pubbie position in the general. Schiff needs a hail mary to have a chance, and I suppose that would be Palin.


25 posted on 05/23/2010 6:24:25 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Yup.

A Palin endorsement would help win the nomination, but in the fall it could hurt with those who dislike Palin.

Because it’s a risky move, a Republican front runner in New England might not want the endorseement. Schiff, who is likely behind in the polls at this time, might want to try it, but I’m not sure it’s quite a hail mary pass.


26 posted on 05/23/2010 6:29:05 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

if everyone wakes up and sees that Schiff is an UBER lib, to the left of Simmons, he most likely will!

The Tea Parties are full of it, I no longer am involved and openly quit my leadership position once I learned of their endorsement of Schiff despite his associations with Kokesh


27 posted on 05/23/2010 6:47:31 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

It’s my understanding that tea parties are fairly neutral on foreign policy matters. Smaller Government is what they’re after.


28 posted on 05/23/2010 8:11:25 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

Eon Paul is what they follow, 90% of them

Sad reality


29 posted on 05/23/2010 9:10:11 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

I don’t know what the tea parties are like in Ct, and it seems that you do. Based on what I’ve heard and my analysis, the Maine GOP Platform is said to be a “tea party” platform, and it appears to me a lot like something written in part by Ron Paul supporters. Much of what Ron Paul favors is favored by most here. Some of what Ron Paul favors is considered kooky or unpatriotic by most here. The parts of the Maine GOP Platform that appear to have been written by Ron Paul supporters are the parts that most here at FR do support. So, because the most disliked parts of Ron Pauls message don’t make the platform, and the most liked parts do make the platform, the ideas and the energy of the Ron Paul people in the tea party are a positive.

It isn’t clear that the tea partiers had much influence at all at the state R convention in CT, the way they did in ME.


30 posted on 05/23/2010 10:35:47 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

Damn, I forgot to predict that the kooky Peter Schiff stalker was going to do his copy/pasty thing on the Forbes’ endorsement thread. I particularly like his “ECON 101” theory relating investments to families. The links are as tenuous as Bush’s relative doing business with Nazis back in WW2, therefore GWB must be a Nazi, eh? I’m guessing the stalker lost a lot of money and is a bitter union worker.

As for McMahon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMKP2UHeOa


31 posted on 07/29/2010 9:05:40 AM PDT by GodBlessTheLittlePeople
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To: GodBlessTheLittlePeople

Oops...bad url before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMKP2UHeOa8


32 posted on 07/29/2010 9:11:46 AM PDT by GodBlessTheLittlePeople
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To: truthfreedom

True dat.

The tea party is not republican, nor does it represent socially conservative individuals. It’s primary focus is to reduce the size of government and to put pressure on a central bank that is making the dollar look more and more like monopoly money. If ya’ll don’t like it, make up a new grassroots party of your own! :-)


33 posted on 07/29/2010 9:21:41 AM PDT by GodBlessTheLittlePeople
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