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Deval Patrick ties Mitt Romney to Tea Party
The Boston Herald ^ | January 4, 2012 | Matt Murphy

Posted on 01/04/2012 9:18:15 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost

Hours after Mitt Romney eked out a win in the Iowa caucuses over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Gov. Deval Patrick called the victory for the former Bay State governor a win for the Tea Party.

Appearing on the CBS Early Show on Wednesday, Patrick defended President Barack Obama and called the Republican cast of challengers “interchangeable.”

“It’s a win last night for the Tea Party agenda. That was really the big winner. I mean the candidates in many respects are interchangeable because they’re all offering exactly the same plan, and that’s a plan that says that everybody in America is on his or her own and that’s a very, very different plan that the president has offered and that the Democratic Party stands for,” Patrick said during a five-minute spot on the national broadcast where he appeared remotely from Boston.

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You can't make this stuff up, folks. This is Patrick's actual take on Iowa. No, he's not out of touch at all . . .
1 posted on 01/04/2012 9:18:25 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

There is stupid, and then there is toopit.


2 posted on 01/04/2012 9:21:36 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144
There is stupid, and then there is toopit.

Truly unbelievable, but at least it gives us an idea of how Obama, through his Mini Me, is going to play the game if Romney does, in fact, win the nomination. The Dems are going to try to pain Romney as a Tea Party guy.

3 posted on 01/04/2012 9:24:18 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Obama’s campaign money guy says the same thing...

Here is what they said in their fundraising letter......

1) The extremist Tea Party agenda won a clear victory. No matter who the Republicans nominate, we’ll be running against someone who has embraced that agenda in order to win — vowing to let Wall Street write its own rules, end Medicare as we know it, roll back gay rights, leave the troops in Iraq indefinitely, restrict a woman’s right to choose, and gut Social Security to pay for more tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.

2) We’ll be facing an onslaught of unprecedented spending from outside groups funded by corporations and anonymous donors. In Iowa alone, so-called “super PACs” spent $12.9 million on almost exclusively negative ads. These groups will turn their fire even more directly on us in the weeks ahead to prove that their candidate is the most anti-Obama.

This race is officially on — and if we want to win, the only way is to out-organize them on the ground.

So the path ahead for Romney — or whichever of the Republican candidates is going to emerge from this process — is sadly and starkly very clear: to run even further to the extreme right, and make even more dangerous promises that threaten not only the progress we’ve made but the fundamental fabric of American society.

We also know that candidates who take these extreme positions can, in the right circumstances, win not only a primary but also a general election in just about any state.

Just ask the Tea Party senators from Pennsylvania and Kentucky, and the Tea Party governors in Florida and Wisconsin.

Watching the circus on TV, it’s tempting to think it’s almost funny — but this is not a joke.

Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

I think they are running on the FEAR FACTOR and trying to keep their juggling act up.


4 posted on 01/04/2012 9:30:53 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Hey, Deval, give it your best shot, you incompetent boob! And take that fool, Elizabeth Warren, with you!


5 posted on 01/04/2012 9:31:29 AM PST by juliej
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Good grief! What has Gov. Patrick BEEN SMOKING?!


6 posted on 01/04/2012 9:32:51 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Truly unbelievable, but at least it gives us an idea of how Obama, through his Mini Me, is going to play the game if Romney does, in fact, win the nomination. The Dems are going to try to pain Romney as a Tea Party guy.

To the marxists radicals, anybody that is not on their side is a Tea Party guy. I guess in a way they are right.

7 posted on 01/04/2012 9:32:59 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: oldbrowser
To the marxists radicals, anybody that is not on their side is a Tea Party guy. I guess in a way they are right.

Interesting perspective, and quite probably the best way to *understand* where these people get this crazy stuff.

8 posted on 01/04/2012 9:35:11 AM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
"Gov. Deval Patrick called the victory for the former Bay State governor a win for the Tea Party.

That's like saying Deval Patrick's electoral victory was a win for the KKK.

9 posted on 01/04/2012 9:36:56 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ncfool
I think they are running on the FEAR FACTOR and trying to keep their juggling act up.

Compelling stuff. Though I wonder why the DNC is so quick to slather the Tea Party on the GOP candidate, when the GOP can just as easily make the case for slathering Obama with the OWS movement. Clearly one of those protest movements is a little bit more "germy," say, than the other.

10 posted on 01/04/2012 9:37:08 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

0bama’s campaign finance kid is essentially saying the same thing. At least we know they’re game plan.
1 Tea Party = bad.
2 Tie frontrunner or nominee to the Tea Party.
3 Candidate = bad

Confuse the message so badly that Tea Party gets lost (real goal)

Maroons.

p.s. tea party wouldn’t take Romney...ptooey


11 posted on 01/04/2012 9:37:21 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: oldbrowser

“To the marxists radicals, anybody that is not on their side is a Tea Party guy. I guess in a way they are right.”

I went on a website and made a comment, I don’t remember what, but it was not particularly important.

Next thing I know a person goes on there accusing me of being part of the Tea Party, and when I confronted her she insisted I was a Tea Party member, (which I am not). Took a lot of arguing at which point she stopped writing, unable to refute my points, mostly of which were ‘doesn’t mean I’m a Tea Party member’.

These people have no interest in the truth out there.

And for the record, I think a lot of people might thing Romney being connected with the Tea Party (which he isn’t ) would be a good thing. This might backfire on them.


12 posted on 01/04/2012 9:37:57 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: juliej
And take that fool, Elizabeth Warren, with you!

The prospect of sending that woman to the Senate scares the everloving piss out of me. She is a communist's communist.

13 posted on 01/04/2012 9:38:53 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Backstabber:
“Then we agree. I give you the Governorship.
You help me later. I will send you the script when it is time.”




14 posted on 01/04/2012 9:39:09 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Biggirl

The guy’s a friend of Obama, affirmative action governor. The Kennedy tribe pulled the strings to put him in that office.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 9:39:09 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: ncfool

These people are nuts. They think an organization of hard-working men & women who want smaller goverment and lower taxes is “extremist.”

OMG.


16 posted on 01/04/2012 9:39:37 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Deval’s “Miracle in Massachusetts’ is his Lt. Governor falling asleep at the wheel going 108 mph with no seat belt and surviving the crash.


17 posted on 01/04/2012 9:43:39 AM PST by AU72
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To: Beowulf9
And for the record, I think a lot of people might thing Romney being connected with the Tea Party (which he isn’t ) would be a good thing.

Exactly. If Romney really was the Tea Party candidate, there would be no sense even holding a nomination process. He'd be the one. We here at FR would all be in the Romney camp.

"Would that it were," in the immortal words of John "Live Shot" Kerry.

18 posted on 01/04/2012 9:45:24 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Deval Patrick ties Mitt Romney to Tea Party

Understandable when you have Tea Party candidates from Mass-of-2-$h!t$ like Scott Brown, who showed his true blue-state colors once in office.

19 posted on 01/04/2012 9:45:24 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Biggirl; Impy; raccoonradio

The same stuff his Lt. Gov., “Crash Murray” has been smoking.

This state writes it’s own jokes...


20 posted on 01/04/2012 9:46:50 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: AU72
Deval’s “Miracle in Massachusetts’ is his Lt. Governor falling asleep at the wheel going 108 mph with no seat belt and surviving the crash.

Can't wait to see how this one unfolds. Where was he going, or who was he trying to escape? Who really blew the 0.0 into that state cop breathalizer?

21 posted on 01/04/2012 9:48:12 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

“Tea Party” is just the new Democrat talking point to replace Bush, Halliburton and Palin. They have to have a boogeyman so their base has someone to blast on their Facebook pages.

Nothing new here.


22 posted on 01/04/2012 9:48:13 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ilgipper
“Tea Party” is just the new Democrat talking point to replace Bush, Halliburton and Palin.

It's just so unfunny because it's so untrue. It's like our side trying to make the case that Obama is the John Birch candidate.

23 posted on 01/04/2012 9:49:48 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: ladyjane
The Kennedy tribe pulled the strings to put him in that office.

And political fall guy Tim Cahill, his former treasurer, kept him there by splitting the opposition vote.

24 posted on 01/04/2012 9:51:48 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Any wonder why the socialist democrats are sinking faster than al gore can slither out the back door of an SUV. They fall all over themselves attempting to endorse the utter disaster that was the OCCUPIED OUTHOUSE BOWEL MOVEMENT then continue a failed attempt to paint the TEA PARTY as the radicals. This election will not be close. These dimwits have no clue about this country. 2008 was an abnomily that will not be repeated again for 50 years.
25 posted on 01/04/2012 9:53:37 AM PST by spawn44 (NSWWER)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Deval’s “Miracle in Massachusetts’ is his Lt. Governor falling asleep at the wheel going 108 mph with no seat belt and surviving the crash.

Can't wait to see how this one unfolds. Where was he going, or who was he trying to escape? Who really blew the 0.0 into that state cop breathalizer?

At first tried to blame it on 'black ice'. More likely a bad ice cube.

26 posted on 01/04/2012 9:58:20 AM PST by AU72
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

That is a compliment to Romney. That will help him in many quarters.


27 posted on 01/04/2012 10:01:30 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: spawn44
2008 was an abnomily that will not be repeated again for 50 years.

I wish I shared your optimism. I think 2012 will be like 1996 for the GOP. Given the choice between a mild statist and a strong statist, the great unwashed will pick the strong statist every time.

28 posted on 01/04/2012 10:03:16 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Biggirl
Good grief! What has Gov. Patrick BEEN SMOKING?!

Well, smoking pot is virtually legal here in Massachusetts. If you get caught with less than an ounce, you get a ticket and have to pay a $100 fine. It's a civil offense, like a traffic ticket, but no longer a criminal offense.

If you ask me, that's the only thing Massachusetts has done right since I first moved to this benighted Commonwealth in 1973. Well, actually, they also got rid of the Blue Laws prohibiting the sale of liquor on Sundays. So I guess they got two things right.

29 posted on 01/04/2012 10:04:07 AM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Delusional. That can be the only diagnosis. Any statement that comes from any citizen (masshole) is questionable.

Question this one!


30 posted on 01/04/2012 10:04:54 AM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Guy’s an IDIOT, the Tea Party doesn’t like Romney. Sucks to be this guy..


31 posted on 01/04/2012 10:10:19 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://transaxt.com/Donate/PTWALC/RickSantorumforPresident)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

I can’t believe this article is a surprise to anyone. We all know that the only play the libs have is to try to scare Americans into believing that the Republican candidate is a “radical right-winger.” This fact has always been at the heart of the Romney “electability” argument - he’s the hardest to turn into a “radical right-winger,” because he’s the farthest Republican from one...except for maybe Huntsman. Not to fear my little demagogues, they’ll still turn him into Gordon Gecko, the personficication of Wall Street excess, but trying to convince the nation that Romney is a radical conservative will be an uphill climb. They must be salivating over Santorum.


32 posted on 01/04/2012 10:10:30 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

shows how out of touch folks are up there and it’;s their bias liberal media too.

Romney was also asked if he has the base especially social conservatives<which is proper conservatives you idiotic media. and he replied”yes I have talked to the tea party”

HUH

Now Patrick comes out with this, having been up there then I blame it on their media as it is so biased that they have no clue about anything.


33 posted on 01/04/2012 10:15:36 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Whoever wins the nomination, even if it’s Romney, will still be tied to the Tea Party by those who consider it to be an insult.


34 posted on 01/04/2012 10:16:02 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

If I had just spent what Romney did in Iowa and was only able to eek out a win over another opponent who spend next to nothing there, I’d have a hard time considering it a victory. It’s my take Romney does to.

Of course he’ll play it off as ‘the will of the people’, but I see Romney going down. I see Santorum going up, as people begin to learn more about the guy.

Ron Small, adios pecker-head.


35 posted on 01/04/2012 10:17:39 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: Biggirl

he takes his daughter when she was a young teen to homo freak parades, gives tax payers money to homo agendas so it goes to show how much of a nut the voters and he is.


36 posted on 01/04/2012 10:18:52 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Diogenesis

Looks like a photo of Flip Wilson and Flop Obamney.


37 posted on 01/04/2012 10:20:39 AM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Deval that only works on Dems, say you love romney care if you want to hurt him!


38 posted on 01/04/2012 10:27:17 AM PST by qman
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

The stupid ... it burns.


39 posted on 01/04/2012 10:33:55 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Good tactic. The left and middle fear the TEA Party...even though they promise CHANGE.

Linking the GOP candidate to TEA links him to all that fear. Just like everything was Bush’s Fault, the new Emmanuel Goldstein is TEA Party.


40 posted on 01/04/2012 10:34:46 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Warren has to be defeated. If she wins, she will hold that seat FOREVER. It is Massachusetts, you know!


41 posted on 01/04/2012 10:35:47 AM PST by juliej
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Gov. Deval Patrick called the victory for the former Bay State governor a win for the Tea Party.

Only a Democrat could be that mind-numbingly stupid.

42 posted on 01/04/2012 10:38:44 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Stupid on so many levels!

"Please don't throw me in dat briar patch!" - Brer Rabbit

(Romney needs to send him a "Thank You!" note and a fruit basket!)

43 posted on 01/04/2012 10:46:57 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: BatGuano
Any statement that comes from any citizen (masshole) is questionable.

Way to paint with a broad brush, buddy!

44 posted on 01/04/2012 11:02:11 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: ncfool

I never heard of this loser Jim Messina, but it sounds like he needs to see a proctologist because his head is lodged firmly in his a$$.


45 posted on 01/04/2012 11:05:04 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: americanophile
Not to fear my little demagogues, they’ll still turn him into Gordon Gecko, the personficication of Wall Street excess

THIS is a play straight out of the Teddy K playbook.

46 posted on 01/04/2012 11:06:08 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

The tea party is so repelled by Romney that they would have to tie him to them.


47 posted on 01/04/2012 11:17:58 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Just like the phrase “shrill” is now attached to Michele Bachmann by the Media ... TEA Party will now be attached to Mitt Romney ... oh, the Media will have a ball with this and how does one disprove a negative?d

Alinsky Tactics in pure form.

Mitt may as well pack up his bags and save his money. He’s now Michele Bachmann Light in the eyes of the Media.


48 posted on 01/04/2012 11:26:58 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I am Roman Catholic, US Citizen, Patriot, TEA Party Alumni, Oath Keeper, Voter, Auburn Fan!)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Let’s officially declare this tactic The Obama Corollary to Godwin’s Law:

“As the success of a Republican candidate grows, the probability of a comparison involving the Tea Party approaches 1.”


49 posted on 01/04/2012 11:53:17 AM PST by Parity
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To: HighlyOpinionated
Mitt may as well pack up his bags and save his money. He’s now Michele Bachmann Light in the eyes of the Media.

Not to give Mitt campaign advice, but I think now would be a good time to throw the OWS toilet seat around Obama's neck. Link him up with Lizzie Warren, Deval Patrick, Tom Menino, and all the other gutless wonders who all embraced the unwashed socialists, communists, anarchists, d-bags, layabouts, and agitators who made up the bulk of the OWS movement.

50 posted on 01/04/2012 11:53:36 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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