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Mitt Romney Endorsed By Tea Party Congressman (Rep. Grimm of NY)
International Business Times ^ | Oct 11, 2011 | Maggie Astor

Posted on 10/15/2011 10:00:03 PM PDT by Clairity

Full Title: Mitt Romney Endorsed By Tea Party Congressman: 'Republicans Need to Understand This Is About Winning'

...what is significant is that Grimm -- who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn -- is conservative and a self-identified Tea Party supporter, which is exactly the demographic that Romney has had trouble wooing.

The significance of Grimm's endorsement is the message that came with it: that Republicans should nominate a candidate who can beat President Obama, even if that candidate is not the most conservative of the bunch.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: faketeaparty; rinoromney; romney; romneydirtytricks; romneytherino; teaparty
Has the whole world gone crazy?

Chris Christie endorses Romney, Ann Coulter endorses Romney, Grimm endorses Romney...

and Romney will NOT beat Obama, the other way around.

In the meantime if conservatives would rally around Perry, who has conservative governing experience and record, he could beat Romney and Obama.

1 posted on 10/15/2011 10:00:05 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

Dude is NOT a true Tea Partier if he endorsed Romney. Hope the Tea Partiers in his District remember this in the next Congressional Election in 2012.


2 posted on 10/15/2011 10:01:37 PM PDT by no dems (The HERMANator in 2012 !)
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To: Clairity

None of those people you listed are conservatives. Christie is in the Romney mold of NE Rockefeller Republican, him endorsing Romney was less surprising than the sun rising in the morning. Coulter has been for Romney for years now. Grimm is a random congressman who carries no weight whatsoever, especially since he’s not from an early primary state. Romney probably said he’d reward him handsomely for the endorsement. Oh, and conservatives ARE beginning to coalesce around a candidate to beat Barry, his name is Herman Cain. :)


3 posted on 10/15/2011 10:05:30 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Would you like to sponsor a young illegal's college tuition? Vote Perry!)
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To: Clairity

The fix is double in.


4 posted on 10/15/2011 10:06:12 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Clairity

even if that candidate is not the most conservative of the bunch

Romeny couldn’t be the most conservative person at a Obama Fundraiser! Voters should be carefull of “Self Identified” Tea Partiers. Every Republican and their brother is going to call themselves a Tea Party “Leader”. That should tell you something...The tea party is grass roots and has no real “Leaders”. Be wary of false Tea Partiers...


5 posted on 10/15/2011 10:06:32 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Clairity

Doesn’t sound like a tea party conservative to me.

Romney was for TARP, the bailouts and Obama’s nearly trillion dollar stimulus package and is the chief architect of ObamaCare. All of which were the primary reasons the TEA party sprang into action.

Beyond that, Romney is no conservative. His record includes defending abortion/Roe v Wade, promoter of gay rights, global warming advocate, pro-amnesty for illegal aliens, pro-gun-control, appoints liberal judges and officials, ran to the left of Ted Kennedy and tried to distance himself from Reagan/Bush and he absolutely hates (and fears) the TEA party. And for good reason.

Sounds like the good congressman here is a bit confused or is a go along to get along big government RINO.


6 posted on 10/15/2011 10:09:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Clairity

A rather Grim way to announce you’d like to be primaried...


7 posted on 10/15/2011 10:10:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jim Robinson

Speaking of Romney and global warming, did you see this?

Will Romney hire Obama’s climate-change guru Holdren?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2793431/posts

“the Romney administration in 2005 essentially did what Barack Obama’s EPA wants to do now. He imposed CO2 emission caps - the “toughest in the nation” - in an effort to curtail traditional energy production. Not only did Romney impose these costly new regulations, he then imposed price caps to keep power companies from passing the cost along to the consumer. As we have seen in RomneyCare, regulation and price controls eventually drive businesses into bankruptcy or relocation.”

It’s looking more and more like Romney and Obama are two sides of the same coin.


8 posted on 10/15/2011 10:11:44 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity
There's no way in hell I can compromise my values.

Jack Kerwick wrote an article on May 24, 2011 titled The Tea Partier versus The Republican and he expressed some important issues that I agree with.


I'm fresh out of "patience", and I'm not in the mood for "compromise".
"COMPROMISE" to me is a dirty word.
Let the RINO's compromise their values, with the conservatives, for a change.

The "Establishment Republicans" can go to hell! (That includes Romney)
9 posted on 10/15/2011 10:12:05 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple: Fight or Die)
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To: Clairity
'Republicans Need to Understand This Is About Winning'

You don't 'win' by voting in progressively more liberal Republicans.

If he makes it past the primaries, he will not get my vote.

10 posted on 10/15/2011 10:13:40 PM PDT by Washi
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To: Clairity

NY Republicans are solidly behind Romney, but that doesn’t mean Perry is the answer. He’s as much a go-along game player as Romney. (And a little bit dense, too.)


11 posted on 10/15/2011 10:14:06 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Grimm is more of a rino then teaparty member.

And who cares what a politicians thinks?


12 posted on 10/15/2011 10:16:14 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: Clairity

We need to remove Obama! Why? Whats the point if another Liberal just take his place. If we must win, we must win on ideology, not simply replace one Liberal with another


13 posted on 10/15/2011 10:19:32 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Clairity
Mitt Romney Endorsed By Tea Party Congressman (Rep. Grimm of NY)

Who cares?

14 posted on 10/15/2011 10:22:52 PM PDT by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: Jim Robinson; DJ MacWoW

New York.

*Sigh*


15 posted on 10/15/2011 10:23:29 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: Clairity

16 posted on 10/15/2011 10:28:13 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Congrats GOP! You've narrowed it down to Romney, a Romney supporter, and a Giuliani supporter! /s)
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To: Clairity

If winning is about R0mney, then prepare to lose.


17 posted on 10/15/2011 10:52:37 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Clairity
Listening to Coulter and Ingraham defend Romney and Christie lately I've managed to put my finger on what is wrong with them - they have law degrees. Lawyers are taught that whole "moral vacuum" malarkey that normal, responsible citizens eschew outright. While you and I, as normal people, rightly assume that anyone that defends a person caught raping and killing a child as a first rate @ssh0le - a person with a law degree will go on about how that person is afforded certain rights and whatnot.

I know about lynch-mob mentality and what pitfalls are included therein, but in my book anyone who defends a known guilty pederast rapist murderer is no better than them if they are in on the truth.
18 posted on 10/15/2011 10:59:19 PM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (DC is like a car full of clowns off their meds.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Grimm is a self proclaimed “Tea Party” member. Caving for Romney is proof he is not. No sweat.


19 posted on 10/15/2011 11:02:35 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Rick is no Romney.


20 posted on 10/15/2011 11:03:47 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: Clairity

I think we should see if there’s a way to get W elected again. (sarc)


21 posted on 10/15/2011 11:04:42 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Haven’t you heard, Jim? We MUST vote for anyone who can beat obama! There are those who say you should vote for Barney Frank if he was to win the republican nomination.


22 posted on 10/15/2011 11:09:29 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Clairity

The GOP has all but announced that they will back mittens only, and could care less what the TEA party and conservatives think or want. At least that’s the impression I’m getting from them. If that’s what they want, then I’ll pass. If it comes down to obama or romney, you have no choice, they’re two sides of the same coin. The two ruling parties have been playing off one another for the last century and a half, it’s time for a party that adheres to Constitutional principle to rise to the top.


23 posted on 10/15/2011 11:16:48 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: RitaOK

YEah, I’d say he’s about 40 IQ points short of a Romney.


24 posted on 10/15/2011 11:17:18 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Terry Mross

25 posted on 10/15/2011 11:19:34 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity
I don't know why these people get their panties in a bunch b/c some no name congressman from New York endorses Romney. The establishment and media have anointed Romney as the nominee and not one vote has been cast in any primaries. The Conservatives are very smart people otherwise they would not be conservatives. I want a MAN as my commander in chief and not another milquetoast.
26 posted on 10/15/2011 11:49:08 PM PDT by Warrior Nurse (Cain is the Harriet Tubman of this time leading blacks off the Democratic plantation to freedom)
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To: Clairity

>> Has the whole world gone crazy?

Relax. It’s only an endorsement by a Northeastern Republican.


27 posted on 10/15/2011 11:51:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: Clairity

He MAY have been Tea Party but no longer.

I’m sorry but Mitt is untrustworthy Liberal that will say ANYTHING to get elected.

This is the GOP Establishment trying to say this race is over before people had a chance to vote.

The useless GOP elitist establishment FEARS Herman Cain. This is why they are trying to get endorsements ASAP.


28 posted on 10/16/2011 12:15:53 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Washi
progressively more liberal Republicans

And that is exactly what the RINO establishment is trying to cram down our throats.

All the establishment-supported candidates or near-candidates of the last 2 election cycles have been even further left than George Bush, the compassionate Conservative. (eg. Rudy McRomney, Huckleberry, Christie, Perry, Huntsman). Anyone who is to the right of Bush and begins to get any traction is immediately attacked by the establishment GOP and the RINOs at Fox News.(eg. Thompson, Cain, Palin, Bachmann).

29 posted on 10/16/2011 2:35:56 AM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: Clairity
Let's see, the last time around the "Career Presidential Candidate" LOST to Mc Lame and Mc Lame lost to CZAR B.O.!

Now the establishment Republicans believe that the "Career Presidential Candidate" can defeat CZAR B.O.

NOT!
30 posted on 10/16/2011 4:14:10 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Clairity
From the fake Tea Partys such as the one
which attacked Gov. Palin from Texas
created by RINO Romney and Hudack (and Perry?)

to the FAKE polls in Texas "informing" Gov Palin not to run
created by PerryBOTs (and Romney?)
to the rumor-fomenting Sullivans in S.C.both in bed
with RINO Romney and RINO Perry
to the anti-Gov Palin rumors from PerryBOT Ken Crow in Iowa Lying that
Gov Palin would not Run for President
(Perry and Romney?)


31 posted on 10/16/2011 4:35:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

The Tea Party goal of eliminating canddiates that do not support fiscal responsibility is a never-ending work-in-progress.

We know that it will take many election cycles to create meaningful change.

It is inevitable that the Tea Party will support candidates that eventually betray their core values.

It is inevitable that the Tea Party will support candidates who never shared their values, but pretended to support those values.

No movement is perfect. No candidate is perfect.

The key is to stay loyal to our values and to continue our movement.

We are right, we are strong and we have the power to take this country back to Constitutional principles as long as we persevere and remain faithful to each other.


32 posted on 10/16/2011 4:52:11 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: Jim Robinson

He is rated 46 on heritageaction.com so he is no TP guy.


33 posted on 10/16/2011 5:07:27 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Clairity

ANY conservative with an IQ in triple digits and a superior ability with colloquial American English can beat the O.
PERIOD!
Let’s NOT pick another RINO, please.


34 posted on 10/16/2011 5:20:33 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters--let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: Clairity

Grimm wants to be Mitt’s Atty General..


35 posted on 10/16/2011 6:53:40 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Clairity
'Republicans Need to Understand This Is About Winning'

Yeah, right. Like endorsing Schwarzenegger was about winning. How well did that one turn out?

36 posted on 10/16/2011 8:03:40 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Clairity
Has the whole world gone crazy?

Yeah, pretty much.

37 posted on 10/16/2011 8:26:22 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: Clairity

NO MITTENS, NO WAY!

The communist OWN IT NOW.


38 posted on 10/16/2011 8:37:53 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: factoryrat

We just got a GOP Obama questionaire wanting donations, I filled it out, and for donation amount, checked other and wrote in see attached - Then I typed up and printed out this letter, my wife and I signed, we stamped the no postage needed envelope and sent it off

“We can not monetarily support a party that seems to be moving away from our beliefs and goals for our country. Especially with the vindication Sara Palin has been attacked with from Top Republican officials. Her stated vision is the direction our country needs to go instead of entrenched politicians who cant seem to do what is right for the country and get a handle on the spending, they seem to start running for re-election as soon as they get re-elected by pandering for votes. If the GOP would have turned Sara loose instead of putting the muzzle on her, we would not be in the position we are in right now. The election that put Obama in the Whitehouse was all on the GOP because of that muzzle. It was pretty obvious to anybody paying attention, that McCain really did not want to be President and picking Sara, made it closer than he wanted it to be. What really made it obvious was his campaign to retain his Senate seat… if he would have ran his Presidential campaign with half as much tenacity going after Obama as he did with JD Hayworth, Obama would not have the top seat in the country. We are Registered Republicans, but consider us Independent until the GOP gets back to it’s REAL CONSERVATIVE roots!
BTW just as a FYI, we are supporting Herman Cain for President”


39 posted on 10/16/2011 10:04:16 PM PDT by AzNASCARfan
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