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New Hampshire primary: Where's the tea party?
politico ^ | 1/9/12 | KENNETH VOGEL |

Posted on 01/09/2012 1:44:27 PM PST by Syncro

New Hampshire primary: Where's the tea party?

By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 1/9/12 4:32 AM EST Updated: 1/9/12 3:11 PM EST

New Hampshire might seem like ground zero for a tea party offensive.

But ahead of the Republican primary Tuesday, there’s no sign that the populist conservative movement is poised to shape the presidential results in the “Live Free or Die” state — or anywhere else, for that matter.

Instead, activists in the Granite State have divided their loyalties — and even seem resigned to seeing their sworn enemy Mitt Romney win his second straight victory.

The situation in New Hampshire and across the country has left some tea party organizers worried that their young movement’s foray into presidential politics could dilute its brand, disappoint its members or simply prove they were not quite ready for the big leagues.

“The tea party has not been around long enough to have a real impact on presidential politics because it hasn’t developed the mechanism to reach national agreements to back a candidate,” said Ned Ryun, president of a nonprofit group called American Majority that trains local activists in political organizing.

The small government movement had high hopes for 2012 after helping power Republicans to landslide wins in the 2010 midterm elections only a year and a half after exploding onto the scene in opposition to President Barack Obama’s agenda.

But Ryun said the movement’s “highly individualistic, decentralized” nature might be better suited to local, state or congressional campaigns. “It’s like herding cats,” he said. “It just doesn’t move cohesively as one unit yet, and who knows if it ever will. Maybe by 2016.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: drzoo; enemedia; kennethvogel; politico; politico4romney; politicopaidnewz; pollutico; teaparty; tpx; tpxlll; vogel4romney
Blah blah blah, garbage from Politico as usual, trying to marginalize the Tea Party Movement.
1 posted on 01/09/2012 1:44:37 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; Dr. Zoo
Of course it is all worth while because of the awesome picture.

It's at This Link, it's AP so we have to be careful and not post in here.

They took the picture from Here and cropped so it's hard to see the massive amount of people that came out to see Dr. Zoo speak.

2 posted on 01/09/2012 1:50:06 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Exactly so and New Hampshire is NOT a conservative state, plus it has a whole 4 delegates.

NH went to the Marxist in ‘08 after giving McCain his primary win.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 1:50:37 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Syncro

Don’t know about NH, but here in TX it is intact. And in stealth mode preparing for the Primary and State Convention.

The important part is not public visibility, but votes for the the right candidates.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 1:50:46 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Syncro

The T.E.A. party people are there, but as was pointed out, getting them in one place is like herding cats. There has to be a focus of outrage to get them to come out in bands, unlike the Occupy Whatever crowds, as most of the T.E.A. people are much more serious, and the political events are largely distractions most of the time.

The T.E.A. party lurks, waiting for opportunity to pounce and efficiently incapacitate the opposition. Do not mistake apparent inactivity for lack of interest.


5 posted on 01/09/2012 1:53:32 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: onyx
plus it has a whole 4 delegates

Bump. And remember Texas has 36 districts.

6 posted on 01/09/2012 1:54:25 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
The Tea Party Movement is alive and well, and continues to influence politics on the local, state, and national level.

That's why they have to do these hit pieces.

7 posted on 01/09/2012 1:54:25 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro; Jim Robinson; Bushbacker1; seekthetruth; Matchett-PI

WOO-HOO Syncro, you Hottie, you!
Now, I’ll save this thread, you betcha!


8 posted on 01/09/2012 1:55:47 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Syncro

Yep.


9 posted on 01/09/2012 1:56:09 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Syncro

We have not even had the first vote yet. But we have gone to he77. (sarc)
Hey Politico, patience is a virtue. When we come out of stealth mode, you will know it.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 1:56:47 PM PST by bullfeather
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To: alloysteel
Actually they herd themselves, they don't need anyone to “herd” them.

When the time and place is right, they are there.

Yup, don't buy into the inactivity. It's very active.

11 posted on 01/09/2012 1:57:32 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

The Tea Party will be supporting Rick Santorum.

Santorum is no angel, but Newt, obviously, is utterly corrupt. Newt and Mitt stand for everything we are fighting against.

Santorum is the best of the bunch. He has the social conservative vote, he now needs to heavily emphasize economics (which is what the Tea Party is all about.)

Tea Party members: Rally around Rick Santorum!

STOP ROMNEY NOW!!!

STOP ROMNEY NOW!!!

STOP ROMNEY NOW!!!

.


12 posted on 01/09/2012 2:01:06 PM PST by bobk333
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To: Syncro

Those are two different pictures, Syncro.

Do you have any more?

Dr. Zoo
Institute of Phenomonology

**The first one is free**


13 posted on 01/09/2012 2:02:14 PM PST by Dr. Zoo (Ti Ming -- Use Liberally)
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To: bobk333

Newt is not corrupt—whereas Santorum has been an opportunistic, profligate big spender and has the record to prove it. And he supports SOPA-like measures, apparently. Rick Santorum is not an acceptable conservative.


14 posted on 01/09/2012 2:04:56 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: onyx

Heh, that’s the only reason I posted it, because of the picture.

But it is good to see what the enemies of freedom, The United States of America, and the constitutio-—are doing in their efforts to smooze the masses with lies.


15 posted on 01/09/2012 2:05:32 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Am I missing something? Why Should New Hampshire have such an exalted place in the Republican Presidential campaign when that state has virtually an open primary? Tea partyers should be screaming at the top of their lungs that left-leaning independents are hijacking the Republican nomination process.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 2:05:59 PM PST by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: bobk333

“but Newt, obviously, is utterly corrupt”

Obviously you are off your medicines. Please get back on them before you hurt yourself.


17 posted on 01/09/2012 2:11:34 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: bobk333

The Tea Party will not be supporting Mitt Romney.

Santorum is no angel, and neither is Newt; perry is better but is a longshot. Perry, Newt or Mitt are each broadly acceptable Tea Party candidates.

Which is the best? I have my own view; you might have a different perspective. I won’t ask you to give up on yours; don’t ask me to give up on mine.

Tea Party members: Rally around the NON-ROMNEY who you think is the best candidate to take on Obama and then actually use his Presidential power and influence to bring the changes needed in Washington DC!

STOP ROMNEY LATER!!!

STOP ROMNEY LATER!!!

STOP ROMNEY LATER!!!

STICK TO YOUR GUNS NOW!!!


18 posted on 01/09/2012 2:13:50 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: bobk333
Newt Gingrich is NOT corrupt and it's likely you missed Jim's post here.

GO NEWT!

19 posted on 01/09/2012 2:17:17 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Syncro

Your pictures are the only reason I’m saving the thread!


20 posted on 01/09/2012 2:19:07 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Syncro
Politco.....clueless, and trying to pander to its base.

Wish in one hand, crap in the other, Politico....and see whatcha got........

21 posted on 01/09/2012 2:19:31 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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Click The Pic

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22 posted on 01/09/2012 2:27:14 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Syncro
There really isn't a Tea Party candidate except Ron Paul but he is so loony on foreign policy he's not an option.

Newt and Santorum are big government and Mitt is tied to Wall Stret.

23 posted on 01/09/2012 2:30:57 PM PST by byteback
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To: Syncro

It is so sweet of Politico to care.... But the Tea Party is alive and well all over the country, thank you. If it weren’t, Romney would have been crowned as the nominee weeks ago.

Eventually, we’ll sort out the candidates and when we do, they will have been so thoroughly vetted that the Democrat machine will seem like child’s play.


24 posted on 01/09/2012 2:37:06 PM PST by Wife of D28Man
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To: onyx

I think you mean it has 4 electoral votes.


25 posted on 01/09/2012 3:03:30 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Syncro

The ineligible, lying, backstabbing RINO:
I bet you $10,000 that Karl Rove and I prove
that ALL YOU conservatives --and what we think are your stupid principles--
are now as irrelevant as the third moon of Kolob.”

26 posted on 01/09/2012 3:04:18 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Syncro

Yee Haw! :) bttt


27 posted on 01/09/2012 7:00:44 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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