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Romney to make first appearance at a major tea party rally (Tea Party Express)
CNN ^ | Tuesday August 30, 2011

Posted on 08/30/2011 10:10:05 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – For the first time, Mitt Romney will headline a major national tea party rally.

On Labor Day the Republican presidential candidate will join the Tea Party Express’ “Reclaiming America” bus tour in Manchester, New Hampshire, organizers tell CNN.

The group’s fifth national bus tour kicked off last week in California and will end in Tampa ahead of the CNN/Tea Party Express debate on September 12th. Thirty stops are on the bus tour’s schedule.

Romney’s appearance at the event is significant: he has not headlined any events in the Tea Party Express’ previous four bus tours. Meanwhile, leaders of other tea party groups say they cannot recall any major tea party events that Romney has spoken to or attended since the movement began in 2009.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: palin; romney; teaparty; teapartyexpress
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1 posted on 08/30/2011 10:10:09 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike; Syncro

So Mitt bought his way onto the Tea Party Express?


2 posted on 08/30/2011 10:11:24 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Bigtigermike

“headline” - why?


3 posted on 08/30/2011 10:12:39 AM PDT by svcw
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To: Bigtigermike

Go

away!!!!!

(not you, Romney)


4 posted on 08/30/2011 10:13:08 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Amy Kremer needs “talking” too!


5 posted on 08/30/2011 10:14:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Bigtigermike
leaders of other tea party groups say they cannot recall any major tea party events that Romney has spoken to or attended since the movement began in 2009.

True, but can they recall who has?

6 posted on 08/30/2011 10:15:23 AM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: Bigtigermike

instant, decaffeinated, calorie free herbal tea???


7 posted on 08/30/2011 10:17:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Bigtigermike

Why would a RINO like Romney think he could be accepted by the Tea Party?


8 posted on 08/30/2011 10:18:14 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (2012 is the opportunity to get rid of Obama and his Empire of Lies.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m sure he’ll feel as comfortable there as Barack Obama would. I can just imagine him with a bottle of hand sanitizer at the ready and a Michael Jackson veil to keep from breathing in all of those wholesome grass roots.


9 posted on 08/30/2011 10:18:24 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Bigtigermike

Romney is part of the problem the Tea Party was created to solve.


10 posted on 08/30/2011 10:18:47 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Romney is such a menace. He's like a political vampire. He needs to have a stake driven through his political heart. My biggest fear is that he gets in the same way McCain did. And I really WISH that Republicans like Palin and even Perry (not to mention Rush and Levin!) would start BADMOUTHING HIM just exactly the same way they badmouth Obama -- go on offense, attack Romney, the same as they rightly attack Democrats and liberals. Because Romney is just as dangerous (more dangerous, really) as any Democrat.

Reagan's 11th Commandment applies to genuine Republicans. Romney is a liberal statist who is registered as a Republican, and as such, falls outside of the 11th Commandment protection. He's as much fair game as Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank.

11 posted on 08/30/2011 10:19:47 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Bigtigermike

He is worried now.


12 posted on 08/30/2011 10:20:30 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Bigtigermike

This is just a photo op to get him some still shots with adoring crowds. He needs to get booed.


13 posted on 08/30/2011 10:22:18 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Why does so few (IA, NH, SC) decide so much?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Bingo! My thoughts exactly!


14 posted on 08/30/2011 10:25:28 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

He could buy Lipton AND NesTea..it won’t make a difference..


15 posted on 08/30/2011 10:25:41 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: BuffaloJack
"Why would a RINO like Romney think he could be accepted by the Tea Party?"

That's a great question, and here's another: Why would the TPX give Romney a microphone and a stage? Romneycare = socialized medicine = NOT ONE VOTE FOR THIS IDIOT. No a$$hole, you can't take it back or spin it, ever.

16 posted on 08/30/2011 10:26:13 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: Bigtigermike

Please tell me he invited himself.

Ugh!


17 posted on 08/30/2011 10:26:52 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: ken5050
He could buy Lipton AND NesTea..it won’t make a difference..

But he wouldn't. Tea is against the Word of Wisdom.

18 posted on 08/30/2011 10:27:31 AM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: BuffaloJack

“Why would a RINO like Romney think he could be accepted by the Tea Party?”

All he has to do is endorse Sarah Palin and he will be warmly accepted.


19 posted on 08/30/2011 10:28:42 AM PDT by stevestras
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
June 4, 2011: Tea Party Group to Back Any GOP Nominee— Including Romney
"Whoever the Republican nominee is will have to have the support of the Tea Party movement, the entire Tea Party movement," Chairwoman Amy Kremer said.

Kremer went on to say the Tea Party is "completely neutral," adding that it "just wants to see the cream rise to the top... If Romney is the nominee I believe that we want to defeat Barack Obama."

I guess Amy Kremer now thinks she speaks for the whole Tea Party.
20 posted on 08/30/2011 10:29:36 AM PDT by Al B. ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bigtigermike

No thanks, ‘mitt’ for brains


21 posted on 08/30/2011 10:32:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread....)
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To: Bigtigermike
Mitt Romney will headline a major national tea party rally

The only thing more inappropriate would be 0bama attending one.

22 posted on 08/30/2011 10:32:18 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Al B.

If I recall, she got slapped down hard and had to more or less recant. It appears that she did not mean it.


23 posted on 08/30/2011 10:34:08 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Finny

This is Dead Man Walking and no need to attack him. He is finished and won’t be resurrected by his money. Perry’s rise in the polls shows the support for Romney is very weak and will start to flee as soon as a credible alternative is offered. He may win a few primaries in states with tiny electoral votes but that is it. What state could he win in the South? Even Michigan won’t support him over Perry.

Talking about Romney would only add to his credibility.


24 posted on 08/30/2011 10:39:47 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Al B.

Amy is correct.


25 posted on 08/30/2011 10:43:37 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Give him a big cup of tea with milk and sugar...

and bickies of course..


26 posted on 08/30/2011 10:44:18 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: BuffaloJack

He promised to sweep and dust and pick up the litter after ???

In tank top and shorts ???


27 posted on 08/30/2011 10:46:50 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: stevestras
All he has to do is endorse Sarah Palin and he will be warmly accepted.

Not by me, he wouldn't, though I am a Palin fan, hope she runs, and hope she wins. Romney is about as trustworthy and genuine as Eddie Haskell or Joe Isuzu -- ANYTHING coming out of his mouth, even -- actually, especially -- something I want to hear, is automatically graded as bullsh*t.

28 posted on 08/30/2011 10:55:34 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: arrogantsob
This is Dead Man Walking and no need to attack him.

Deja vu -- EXACTLY what I thought about McCain in 2007.

I learned: complacency leads to defeat. Romney must be driven back and out of the running.

29 posted on 08/30/2011 10:58:54 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: BuffaloJack
Why would a RINO like Romney think he could be accepted by the Tea Party?
Because you CAN fool some of the people some of the time....
30 posted on 08/30/2011 10:59:13 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Al B.
I guess Amy Kremer now thinks she speaks for the whole Tea Party.
Well, she should not have said "entire" Tea Party movement, but surely you agree that anyone would be better than 4 more years of Obama, don't you? Or would you stay home or vote Third Party, to assure Obama's reelection, if your choice is not the nominee?
31 posted on 08/30/2011 11:04:11 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: BuffaloJack
"Why would a RINO like Romney think he could be accepted by the Tea Party?"

Because he saw Rick Perry successfully duping them and wanted to play too?
32 posted on 08/30/2011 11:07:03 AM PDT by CowboyJay ("Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day parade." - fieldmarshalj)
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To: Bigtigermike
Thus far, Willard has treated the Tea Party like it was cholera.

Now that Rickzilla has emerged, he comes running:


33 posted on 08/30/2011 11:09:39 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Al B.
I guess Amy Kremer now thinks she speaks for the whole Tea Party.

That's what I'm thinking.

Someone tell her to shut up.

34 posted on 08/30/2011 11:11:32 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: CowboyJay
Romney can bloviate all he wants to. Stick a fork in this fraud — he's done.

However, like Dracula and John McCain, he'll try to sabotage the actual Republican nominee to assure an Obama second term.

35 posted on 08/30/2011 11:13:33 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: pallis
He is worried now.

Bingo.

Mitt sees Rick whipping his butt so he once again shifts shape.

36 posted on 08/30/2011 11:13:50 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Bigtigermike

Looks like THAT’S not the Tea Party I support...


37 posted on 08/30/2011 11:17:18 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: Al B.
"Whoever the Republican nominee is will have to have the support of the Tea Party movement, the entire Tea Party movement," Chairwoman Amy Kremer said.

You don't speak for me, Ms. RINO.

38 posted on 08/30/2011 11:19:03 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bigtigermike

He’ll get boooed.


39 posted on 08/30/2011 11:21:22 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Bigtigermike
On Labor Day the Republican presidential candidate will join the Tea Party Express’ “Reclaiming America” bus tour in Manchester, New Hampshire, organizers tell CNN.

...Manchester, New Hampshire...says it all right there.

40 posted on 08/30/2011 11:22:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: arrogantsob

I supported Romney in 2008, I will vote for him if he receives the Republican nomination in 2012, but he will have to secure it without my help. Senator Dement asked those in S.Car. to wait until Labor Day to make a decision, I’m in Mississippi but I think I’ll wait at least until then. I voted for Bachmann in a straw poll, and at this time I’m leaning towards Perry. I really don’t want to denigrate someone I will end up having to support and vote for.


41 posted on 08/30/2011 11:29:31 AM PDT by duffee (FOR VOTER ID, one LEGAL voter, one vote)
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To: Finny

The difference is that the Right had no viable alternative to McCain whereas there are several now. It was obvious to many that McCain was going to be the nominee unless the Right unified around an alternative. It preferred to throw up people who could not win (Hunter, Huckabee, Thompsom).

No one is speaking of “complacency”, quite the opposite, supporting a conservative candidate with a chance and spreading their message will marginalize and eliminate Romney from contention. He has enough money to stay the course and will but will lose.


42 posted on 08/30/2011 11:37:08 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: duffee

I agree.


43 posted on 08/30/2011 11:39:46 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Given Mormon dietary habits shouldn’t he say he’s with the Milk Party?


44 posted on 08/30/2011 11:59:51 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Who in their right mind invited (or approved) Slick Willard the future “god” of his own planet to a Tea Party Rally? Whoever it was should have their head examined... Romneycare and his ongoing support of it proves that he is NOT a conservative, neither does he represent or support the values and views of the Tea Party.


45 posted on 08/30/2011 12:31:01 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Jmouse007

See if my thinking has slipped because I just turned 61. The Tea Party hates Obama because He passed Obamacare, has policies that have increased our nation’s debt, and does not follow the Constitution, right?
So instead we want a candidate whose claim to fame is the creator of Obamacare, who left his state with a 43% increase in debt, but is supported by the Tea Party because we don’t need Obama for 4 more years, instead we want Romney because he has an “R” after his name instead of a “D”
Where do I join such a clear-thinking organization?


46 posted on 08/30/2011 2:50:49 PM PDT by mistert1950
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Yes, he personally gave me a dollar 2 75.

All of the republican candidates have been invited to speak at tea parties.

The tour is ending in a republican presidential debate in Tampa on Sept 12th.

Makes sense to me.

He will probably be called on all of his liberal policies.

47 posted on 08/30/2011 11:47:12 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro; Jim Robinson
All of the republican candidates have been invited to speak at tea parties.

Then the TPX has undermined its entire raison d'etre if it has in fact invited Romney aboard.

48 posted on 08/31/2011 2:04:38 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: All; Lloyd Marcus
Flashback:

Tea Party to Back Any GOP Nominee— Including Romney [according to self-appointed tea party "leader"]

49 posted on 08/31/2011 2:55:35 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Finny

FLIP SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEY is almost hysterical in his daily rant against the commie in chief.

Too bad for poor WILLARD that he might as well be debating a mirror.

Opportunist phony coward degenerate sons of polygamist military service avoiding snake oil salesmen bitches from a family of phony coward degenerate sons of polygamist military service avoiding snake oil salesmen bitches like Romney need to be destroyed.

The GOP risks annihilation as long as he is in the mix.

This must be the last election cycle he is allowed to pollute.


50 posted on 08/31/2011 2:57:51 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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