Skip to comments.Haley Barbour: Tea Party must stick with GOP (Barbour says vote GOP or else)
Posted on 06/18/2011 8:14:58 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
NEW ORLEANS -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour told a crowd of conservative activists at the Republican Leadership Conference Friday that they should not "get hung up on purity" when it comes to the Republican nominee for president.
"In politics, purity is a loser," said Barbour, a well-connected GOP insider who earlier this year decided to forgo a presidential run in 2012.
Barbour said that this was the first time in his decades in politics that people are regularly telling him that "I'm afraid my children and grandchildren are not going to inherent the same country I inherited."
"Those are the stakes for this election," said Barbour.
That's why, he argued, that the Tea Party cannot effectively serve as a third party, splitting votes on the right.
President Obama "can't lose if we split the conservative vote," Barbour said, adding that "the left is dying for the Tea Party or the whatever party to become a third party."
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He’s got it exactly backwards.
The GOP must stick with the Tea Party.
True. The problem isn’t the Tea Party. It’s the RINO’s posing as Republicans.
Hey Haley, why don’t you tell the establishment that they should adhere more to the constitution?
If Romney wins the nomination, I will vote for him. But until that point, I will fight for the conservative. And the MSM should stay the hell out of it.
Excuse me but it's not a split of the conservtive vote. It's a split of the conservative vote from the RINO vote. These idiots are gonna make me vote for Obama if they keep this crap up.
At the very least, Haley is getting the cart before the horse. Let the primary process play out. Focus on holding honest primary elections.
The GOP must stay with the Tea Party.
Like the Democrats, with their Party controlled by leftists, the GOP is controlled by the mushy Republicans. Give the GOP a real leader and the tea Party will back him/her.
Now that my RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE
is law, and our beloved Obama has shown himself to be just wonderful,
supporting like me, global warming, ethanol supports, IAG/Sharia,
a little self examination is in order
for you FReepers and Tea Party peasants.
You should now ask yourself
'if I had spent my time promoting
RomneyCare and Mitt Romney a lot earlier (like Ms. Bachmann),
could not I have garnered more support
of both our new national heroes,
pRes_ _ent Obama and Mitt Romney, today ?'
The Tea Party should stick with the GOP. The GOP should stick with the Tea Party. Works for me.
“Hes got it exactly backwards.
The GOP must stick with the Tea Party”
Exactly. In 2010 the establishment GOP had no campaign or message for the mid-terms. If it wasn’t for the Tea Party, the GOP wouldn’t have the House. Also, they went along kicking and screaming all the way when their establishment RINOs went down. They were only too happy to blame the Tea Party for it instead of looking in the mirror.
Then they promptly gave in to Barry at the tail end of last year like the bunch of losers they were.
Thank you. That was my first thought. Really, Barbour? The Tea Party needs to adhere to GOP, really????? NO
“If Romney wins the nomination, I will vote for him”
I won’t vote for Romney. He’s a lying, slimy weasel and not much better than Obama.
In fact, Im starting to think that Im inclined to vote for Obama if Romney is nominated. Obama purposefully put us in this economic mess with his rampant and deliberately destructive socialism, as well as all of his other deliberately destructive policies, so I say let Obama finish the job! Let him and his damned Socialist Democrat party own their legacy of destruction forever. Let the people of this country make no mistake about what Democrats are all about and what they really do when they rule. Let there be no excuses!
Because if Romney is elected instead, the country is still going to go down in flames, but the climax of destruction will occur on Romneys watch, allowing the Marxist media swine to convince the naïve public that its all the Republicans fault.
However, if Obama were to be re-elected, then in future elections (at least a generation or two), the choices should be clear based on the utter destruction wrought by eight years of Obama and the Socialist Democrats. Hopefully after eight years of economic devastation our people would have learned their lessons and would choose prosperity over tyranny, at least for a while longer.
And what if the people want even more of the Socialist Democrats after eight years of terror and destruction? Then unfortunately for we who work and think and know better, the majority will deserve the government they select. But what about you and I, you say? Well, it would be a good time to start a new country within this country, I think. It would be time to select a few good states and migrate there en masse and take them over at the ballot box. It would be time to go Galt.
FU GOP You are not calling the shots. The tea party will decide whom they vote for, if some of them are GOP endorsed as well as Tea Party then count yourself lucky.
The lack of purity in the GOP is exactly why the haters are in office. Don’t make me hold my nose again voting for RINO losers.
Exactly! The GOP keep pushing RINOs on us and telling us we must vote for said RINOs or the evil dems will win. How’s about sticking with conservatives?
“Hes got it exactly backwards.
The GOP must stick with the Tea Party.”
I warned people about Haley Barbour when he was planning to run for POTUS. He was relatively conservative as governor of Missouri, because it’s a conservative state.
But above all, he is the ultimate party insider. Karl Rove in a cape. He was running things when nobody ever heard of Karl Rove. His first loyalty is to the party, the pork, and the perks.
Could it be Gov. Barbour is being diplomatic in speaking to those conservatives who take the attitude of I’m voting for *candidate name* regardless of who wins the GOP nomination, even if that person is a conservative?
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