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Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney? (MSM says Tea Partiers can't win without Romney)
Communist News Network ^ | 2011-10-14 | Gloria Borger

Posted on 10/14/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

After watching the GOP presidential debate the other night, it was hard to avoid this conclusion: Mitt Romney looks more and more like the GOP presidential nominee. He's the best debater. He's got his issues and his rejoinders down pat. He brushes away his opponents like lint on his lapel. And all with such ease.

That said, there's a teensy problem he just can't seem to beat: Conservatives don't like him. Or trust him. Or really want him to be the GOP nominee.

Sure, you say, Republicans never like their nominees, and they still manage to vote for them. There is truth to that: At this point in 2007, John McCain was still at 17% in the polls. Eventually, only Sarah Palin could make him palatable to conservatives. The Bushes were never right-wing faves. Neither were Richard Nixon or Gerald Ford. Even Ronald Reagan had candidates running to his right. And as for Bob Dole, well, he was suspect, but at least he was a war hero.

This year was supposed to be different. This was to be the time for the tea party to flourish and nominate a true believer. It's the moment, we were told, for an out-of-the-box Republican who would be against everything Barack Obama supports, like health care reform or bank bailouts.

Fine, except that Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health plan was a model for Obama (as the president fondly points out). And Romney told us during the debate that he supported the bank bailouts. ("Action had to be taken.")

If this keeps up, the tea partiers will be back at the harbor -- throwing themselves in.

Or, they can decide to suck it up and try to win.

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


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FUMR!!! FUBO!!!

1 posted on 10/14/2011 6:30:08 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Purist = straw man.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 6:30:57 PM PDT by DManA
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To: rabscuttle385

WWSD?


3 posted on 10/14/2011 6:33:02 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney?" NO!!

I will write in Cain if I have to.

4 posted on 10/14/2011 6:34:15 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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Will CNN News Readers continue to engage in anti-Americanism ?
5 posted on 10/14/2011 6:35:15 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: rabscuttle385

We won’t be “mccain’d” by a socailist yankee RINO scumbag who implemented a nazi healthcare plan on his own state. What part of that do Rom-tards including the GOP elite NOT understand?!?


6 posted on 10/14/2011 6:35:35 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: rabscuttle385

FUMR!! Never!!


7 posted on 10/14/2011 6:36:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

no.

i will not vote for romney, period.


8 posted on 10/14/2011 6:36:41 PM PDT by ken21
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt is the best debater and they it backwards. Romney can’t win without the Tea Party!


9 posted on 10/14/2011 6:36:43 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: All
Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney?

HELL NO!

FUMR!!!

10 posted on 10/14/2011 6:36:43 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Listen up Republican Party top dogs:

YOU can’t win without US, the conservatives and “tea Party” people.

Nominate Romney at your own peril. He will NOT get “Tea Party” support.

FUMR!


11 posted on 10/14/2011 6:37:07 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Country clubbers: So where are they gonna go?

Conservative: Who needs the country clubbers?

For the good of the nation, Country Clubbers, go down into your wine cellars and let us fix this mess.


12 posted on 10/14/2011 6:37:12 PM PDT by DManA
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To: rabscuttle385

Quite the contrary, not only is Herman Cain far more authentically conservative than Myth, he also has a much higher chance of beating Hussein. Of course, the media likes to ignore this with their “Myth is the front runner, even though he can’t break 25% in polls!” meme.


13 posted on 10/14/2011 6:37:28 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: Marie

Me too. I am voting for one I want this time.


14 posted on 10/14/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Myself, I’ll vote on principle and to hell with who “wins”!

Who prevails is not my department.

Or, maybe i’ll choose to not vote; voting only encourages the b@$terds!

Semper Watching!
*****


15 posted on 10/14/2011 6:37:59 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: rabscuttle385

I will do what I can to see that Romney is not the last man standing. However if it turns out to be so I will vote for him over Obama.


16 posted on 10/14/2011 6:38:18 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: rabscuttle385
Should the tea party ever back the liberal Romney, the tea party would cease to have any meaning whatsoever.
17 posted on 10/14/2011 6:38:37 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yeah I am not supporting Romney. Probably write in Perry at this point.


18 posted on 10/14/2011 6:39:04 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: rabscuttle385
(MSM says Tea Partiers can't win without Romney)

Flash!

The MSM is not sympathetic to Conservatism, Republicans or the Tea Party. Indeed they are hostile to all of them

So why should we care what they think is the best strategy for the GOP to win?

Hello?

We're letting the MSM determine the best GOP strategy now?
(Retarded comes to mind.)

19 posted on 10/14/2011 6:39:32 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney?”

NO
And he will lose because of it.


20 posted on 10/14/2011 6:39:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Marie
I will write in Cain if I have to.

Amen. Will not vote for Romney if he gets the nomination. GOP can have fun losing if they want to push Romney.
21 posted on 10/14/2011 6:41:03 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: ken21

Second that. He is no conservative, more of a moderate - a McLame look-alike. I will not support another one no matter who he picks as a VP - once was enough. He and Bush brought us Zero.


22 posted on 10/14/2011 6:41:09 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: rabscuttle385

The tea party does not demand purity. As another poster mentioned, this is yet another straw-man from the left/media/RNC. The tea party is about smaller government, responsible government, and honest politicians who property government with the voters intent in mind. Romney is the polar opposite of the tea party and has purposely wanted nothing to do with it over the past two years. He an elitist, northeastern moderate to liberal big-government guy, and he in no way is appealing to conservatives. If he is the candidate, most tea-partiers will probably vote for him, but the motivation to donate, work, and fight is going to be much lower and will probably cost us the election.

In two election cycles, Romney simply hasn’t generated any passionate support. He couldn’t even run for reelection as governor for the same reason. He is not the guy to send into battle because the army behind him is minuscule..other than a few suited RNC beltway types.


23 posted on 10/14/2011 6:41:27 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ken21

Mitt gets nominated, I don’t vote.


24 posted on 10/14/2011 6:42:21 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Graybeard58

Excellent post.

I don’t think Romney can get the R nomination without the support of crossover Dems in open primary states.


25 posted on 10/14/2011 6:42:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Parley Baer

I saw it posted on another thread. If Romney gets the nominee they said they were staying home and not voting. If the country is going to be destroyed, they said they wanted it to be under a democrat president.


26 posted on 10/14/2011 6:42:28 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: rabscuttle385

FUMR! Never!


27 posted on 10/14/2011 6:42:58 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Publius6961
The MSM isn't really Main Stream at all....and frankly I'm not going to use that term anymore.

They are liars, and shade the truth every chance they get. In fact...I believe they are the most dangerous entity in the U.S.A.

There's history that proves this....

28 posted on 10/14/2011 6:44:09 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney is McCain and Dole.

Sure loser.


29 posted on 10/14/2011 6:46:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Graybeard58
Should the tea party ever back the liberal Romney, the tea party would cease to have any meaning whatsoever.

That's right.

30 posted on 10/14/2011 6:46:32 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: the invisib1e hand
GRRR!

31 posted on 10/14/2011 6:46:39 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: doc1019

Exactly my intention as well.

Look at it this way - if ObamaRomney is elected the open rebellions ramp up as the whole mess collapses.

Then we start over.


32 posted on 10/14/2011 6:48:03 PM PDT by dk88 (Keep your laws off my body)
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To: DManA
Purist = straw man.

Romney = RINO = Leftist = no f-in' way is he getting my vote.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

33 posted on 10/14/2011 6:48:21 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: PAConservative1

I don’t think Mitt will ever pass a third in the polls!


34 posted on 10/14/2011 6:50:53 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: DManA

Who ran to the right of Ronald Reagan?


35 posted on 10/14/2011 6:51:17 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Caipirabob

That’s right, McCain was their favorite candidate among republicans in 2008. Nuff advice MSM, go help president Zero, he might need your help even more in 2012.


36 posted on 10/14/2011 6:51:17 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Economy on life support needs a revolutionary tax plan, not fiddle around the edges!)
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To: plain talk
Yeah, I'm kicking heroin, from now on it's crack cocaine all the way.

37 posted on 10/14/2011 6:51:46 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

One of the Crane brothers.


38 posted on 10/14/2011 6:51:53 PM PDT by Publius
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To: rabscuttle385

No.


39 posted on 10/14/2011 6:52:10 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Cain!)
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To: rabscuttle385

If Tea Partiers back Romney they negate and reverse everything they were striving for. They wìll be admitting that all their efforts were a wast of time and resources. Romney is the Democrat substitute and replacement for the crashing burning kenyan.


40 posted on 10/14/2011 6:52:23 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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41 posted on 10/14/2011 6:53:08 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! Compiling New Sarah Palin Ping List! Tell me if you want on it!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey, Communist News Network.....and RNC...
Mitt Romney is a mayonnaise sandwich on white bread.

(sharpen the pitchforks...)


42 posted on 10/14/2011 6:54:32 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: rabscuttle385
Tea party purist? Here's how their records compare:
Issue: Obama Romney
Pro-Abortion check check
Gun-grabber check check
Gay rights check check
Gov forced healthcare check check
Tax payer funded abortion check check
Man-made global warming check check
Liberal judges check check
Liberal appointees check check
Ted Kennedy pal check check
Proven liar check check
Fraud check check
Liberal Progressive check check
Enemy of the tea party check check
Enemy of Bush/Reagan check check
Enemy within check check
Enemy of Liberty check check
Useful idiot check check
Works across the aisle no yes

43 posted on 10/14/2011 6:54:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: rabscuttle385
The Tea Party as Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) in the Hustler, at the end where George C. Scott (the ultimate RHINO and seducer of Piper Laurie, is trying to hold onto Fast Eddie:

[Constitutional Conservative Tea Party speaking] : You don't know what winning is, Bert [ie GOP establishment]]. You're a loser. 'Cause you're dead inside and ya can't live unless you make everything dead around ya! [ie sell out our Tea Party principals]] Too high, Bert - the price is too high. If I take it, [ie settle for Romney]] she never lived. She never died. [ie there never was a Tea Party movement]] And we both know that's not true, Bert, don't we, huh? [ie it’s too late, the country is too far down the road to socialism & crony capitalism to settle for the business-as-usual Republican-Lite-Rhino].
44 posted on 10/14/2011 6:55:36 PM PDT by jobim
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To: onyx; DoughtyOne
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45 posted on 10/14/2011 6:56:38 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Any other candidate but Romney, he’s a crackhead


46 posted on 10/14/2011 6:56:54 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: rabscuttle385
Believe that we should keep our eye on experience per critical needs of our country. We need Newt AND Herman.

Newt's baggage, nothing compared to that carried around by Obama. Realize and fear; the lack of Republican 'Will' here; but we could make it happen.

If only; IMHO . .

47 posted on 10/14/2011 6:57:24 PM PDT by cricket (Let Freedom Ring. . .and Thank You, Steve Jobs...)
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To: Jim Robinson

48 posted on 10/14/2011 6:58:21 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Ronald Reagan? He’ll never win.


49 posted on 10/14/2011 6:58:36 PM PDT by DManA
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To: rabscuttle385

File a complaint.


50 posted on 10/14/2011 7:00:22 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! Compiling New Sarah Palin Ping List! Tell me if you want on it!)
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