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The GOP: The party of bailouts & cronyism. Destruction of Tea Party complete.

Posted on 01/10/2012 10:34:33 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear

The GOP has chosen. The destruction of the TEA Party is almost complete.

The Weekly Standard, National Review, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, & all the establishment Republicans have driven the TEA Party out of the picture.

Now we are told that taking Federal bailouts = capitalism & that anybody who disagrees should just shut up. Why did they TEA Party start in the first place?

Without ethics capitalism is doomed to corruption.

I expect every Romney voter would support Solyndra or GE... because "it's just capitalism"


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney; teaparty
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1 posted on 01/10/2012 10:34:37 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I’m not reading all that much into New Hampshire. If South Carolina and following primaries go this way, then we’re definitely in trouble. I don’t think they will.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 10:41:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

We will probably look back on this as Mitt’s last hurrah.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 10:43:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

We will probably look back on this as Mitt’s last hurrah.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 10:43:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

The Tea Party is alive and well. We just need to move it out of the GOP. It is time to start a new party.


5 posted on 01/10/2012 10:44:07 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I think you have it backward. The Republican Party’s destruction will be complete. They are about to join the Whigs on the ash heap of history. The Tea Party will live on.


6 posted on 01/10/2012 10:46:02 PM PST by KamperKen
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To: upsdriver

Too late to start thinking about starting a third party. At least for this cycle. A third party will ensure the TEA Party is the party of irrelevance.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 10:46:42 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

The MSM is saying we need to hurry up and settle on someone. Why the hurry? Still 48 states and a convention to go. The tea party is here but has been divided more than coopted. Unfortunately some people don’t know the difference between a MSM version of conservative aka east coast moderate, and a constitutional conservative. But I think we are seeing the power struggle in the GOP between the real conservatives and the progressives. If they choose the wrong path it will be the end.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 10:47:34 PM PST by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Because giving up is so easy...

9 posted on 01/10/2012 10:47:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Two primaries and you’re ready to throw in the towel. LOL


10 posted on 01/10/2012 10:49:41 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

You are 100% right!
We are screwed. The Tea Party did not take over the Republican Party....they destroyed us. Now we will have every RINO candidate shoved down our throats. The Dems and the Rebubs are one and the same. They took away every real Conservative from us. Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, and now they will destroy Newt and Santorum! I do not know if America will ever be free again, or have truw free elections. We have no real choices, because they are made for us. ALL of the media are now paid operatives for the elites. All hope is gone....


11 posted on 01/10/2012 10:50:01 PM PST by astratt7 (obama,muslim,politics)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Without ethics capitalism is doomed to corruption.

It just means that people will leave your store for a better store.

I'd like folks to shop and work in America.

12 posted on 01/10/2012 10:50:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: upsdriver

The closest thing to a TEA Party candidate in this race is Ron Paul and he’s labeled as a kook.


13 posted on 01/10/2012 10:51:14 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I thought the objective is beating Klownie the Kenyan? Quit your whining.

I read the same post back on the night when Dumbo won the election and the best posts was when Freepers who owned business wanted to fire every Obama voter in their company. That’s the Freeper I want to read about...not this sob story.


14 posted on 01/10/2012 10:51:14 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Romney will win the primary and then go on to win the election because enough Obama 2008 voters will not vote for Obama (nor Romney) in 2012. Bank on it. In the end central banksters win once more while we the people lose again.

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Mitt Romey, the central bankster Goldman Sachs candidate.

The Romney Con
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vS9SF3vc-A


15 posted on 01/10/2012 10:51:28 PM PST by Milhous
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To: Minus_The_Bear

The Tea Party has been co-opted by the GOP. The economy is no longer an issue for those who have co-opted the Tea Party. They talk of everything else other than the economy - national security, abortion, religion and winnability. These issues induce fear into the sheep and they are willing to forget the economy and fall in line behind the GOP establishment. The candidates in the primaries are establishment candidates who are seasoned politicians.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 10:53:52 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Irrelevancy is a term I’d apply to the Republican party. I’d be embarrassed to call myself a Republican.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 10:54:45 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: upsdriver

Bingo.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 10:55:32 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I think we can still strike that populist chord while standing by conservative values.

I really do, But I am counting on a populous that isn’t easily distracted.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 10:55:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I agree, I have no candidate in this race. That’s why I’m anxious to start a new party.


20 posted on 01/10/2012 10:57:47 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: max americana

Sadly firing folks in this economy is not populist.


22 posted on 01/10/2012 10:59:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DoughtyOne
"If South Carolina and following primaries go this way, then we’re definitely in trouble."

Yep. We all expected mittens to win NH. Some expected him to win by over 40%. Iowa was a bit of a surprise. It'd sure be nice to get the count before SC.

23 posted on 01/10/2012 11:02:19 PM PST by moehoward
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To: DoughtyOne

South Carolina polls show Romney in the lead. What’s wrong with them?


24 posted on 01/10/2012 11:02:19 PM PST by independent in tx
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To: Minus_The_Bear

It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when questions of business ethics are misconstrued as somehow being attacks on capitalism itself.


25 posted on 01/10/2012 11:02:26 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: mylife

These are not “folks”...they voted for obama.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 11:02:56 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: Milhous

It is not just Romney and the Goldman Sachs, Its Obama and the Goldman Sachs.

Look at Obama... He is looting the country 5 ways from Sunday.

Rip Off artists should be shunned.


27 posted on 01/10/2012 11:03:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jpsb

Iran Paul is a Libertarian Party representative, not a Tea Party representative. Last I checked the Tea Party weren’t anti-war hippies for legalizing drugs and slashing military spending. If you were, you didn’t need to invent a new party, just register Libertarian.


28 posted on 01/10/2012 11:03:31 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
The primary system is rigged. Most states have little to do with choosing the nominee.

By the time it gets to Florida Romney could have it wrapped up.
29 posted on 01/10/2012 11:03:47 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: BigSkyFreeper
The label unfortunately fits. A viable option(s) would be great. Romney is the msm pick. The options are going to be bad and worse it seems. I really wish Paul walked the walk on the committee. I could deal with holding my nose on certain things.
30 posted on 01/10/2012 11:04:36 PM PST by allmost
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To: Utmost Certainty

Bingo


31 posted on 01/10/2012 11:04:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: upsdriver

Oh, I agree. I stopped fooling around with the GOP 6 years ago. Reince Preibus (or however he spells his name) is an establishment puppet.


32 posted on 01/10/2012 11:04:52 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

John 3:16. Have faith. Despair is from obastard’s true father.


33 posted on 01/10/2012 11:05:19 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I always listen to Rush. Today I wanted to crawl through the line and strangle him. He doesn’t get the fact we know that there are times where capitalism exceeds it’s limit and becomes socialism for the few.


34 posted on 01/10/2012 11:07:46 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: upsdriver

If the Tea Party groups wanted to be relevant, the Tea Party groups should have endorsed a candidate before Iowa. Sitting on the sidelines shows complacency, cowardice, acquiescence and weakness. The establishment didn’t wait to endorse their candidate of choice. Why is the Tea Party surrendering like this? I’m very unimpressed with their timidity.


35 posted on 01/10/2012 11:08:08 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: max americana

Tonight our folks voted Romney.

I have a problem with that.


36 posted on 01/10/2012 11:08:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DoughtyOne

I PRAY your forecast is right. Considering the fact that 75% of us do NOT want Romney, I find it very disturbing that he’s sailed right through these first two contests that capture so much national attention.

And Brit Hume said something that was also significant - Ron Paul stays in and ruins any other candidate’s chance of defeating Romney. Damn him (RP, I mean).


37 posted on 01/10/2012 11:08:37 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: upsdriver

IMHO Palin showed a lot of smarts by staying out of the race because destiny will consign the winner (Romney) to a slow death in the tarpit of American economic morass caused by ruinous central bankster debt.


38 posted on 01/10/2012 11:09:01 PM PST by Milhous
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To: KamperKen

I think you have it backward. The Republican Party’s destruction will be complete. They are about to join the Whigs on the ash heap of history. The Tea Party will live on.

From your lips, Brother. The Grand Old Potty can’t die fast enough, IMHO. The Corrupt Bastards.


39 posted on 01/10/2012 11:09:57 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
You give up...I refuse...we got stuck with McLame last time and I ended up voting for him because for once in his most recent life he made a good choice(Sarah Palin, remember her?). Still lots of time left to panic and go screaming through the streets like a little girl stung by a bee.
40 posted on 01/10/2012 11:10:31 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: astratt7
We are screwed. The Tea Party did not take over the Republican Party....they destroyed us. Now we will have every RINO candidate shoved down our throats. The Dems and the Rebubs are one and the same. They took away every real Conservative from us. Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, and now they will destroy Newt and Santorum!

Nobody "took away" Palin, Cain, and Bachmann..they either chose not to run (Palin), took themselves out (Cain), or did not capture the fancy or enough votes (Bachmann). Newt has danced with the enemy (Pelosi) and Santorum is FAR from a tea party sympathizer. We must face that the electorate has changed, unfortunately...it is simply not the same country (demographically or electorally) that it was 25-30 years ago. Personally I believe the country is already well past the point of return and is on course for a long, inevitable decline.

41 posted on 01/10/2012 11:11:56 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: JediJones

Endorse who? There isn’t a single candidate in this race that inspires. Not one of them can articulate the principles of the tea party movement. It’s kind of hard to endorse a non-existent candidate.


42 posted on 01/10/2012 11:12:36 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Rinse Peabody also got his butt handed to him by both Chris Wallace and Debbie Was-A-Man on FOX News Sunday. He looked like a timid girly man who let himself get slapped around like a paper doll by a couple of pit bulls. The GOP just looks utterly pathetic. Between him and Romney they’re becoming the party of country club prep school wusses. Is there a billionaire out there with some stones who can just buy these bozos out and send them into early retirement?


43 posted on 01/10/2012 11:12:46 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: llandres

The fix is in. Central banksters want Romney and Romney they’ll get.


44 posted on 01/10/2012 11:12:53 PM PST by Milhous
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To: mylife

Same here..if it’s him in the very end, do the same back when anti-Obamites held their noses and voted McCain.


45 posted on 01/10/2012 11:12:58 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: JediJones

And the Tea Party groups should have stopped sitting on their laurels after we got a narrow lead in the Congress.

Where the F is the Tea Party? I have been saying it for ages

Organize and FIGHT

All we hear about is OWS and Ron Paul.

The TEA seems to be cold


46 posted on 01/10/2012 11:13:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

“...have driven the TEA Party out of the picture.”

Says who? Stop projecting.

We’ll let the sheeple read the taro cards. I’ll draw my own conclusions about this next election.


47 posted on 01/10/2012 11:14:28 PM PST by This Just In
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To: JediJones

Does the Tea Party Stand for taxed enough already? And why do you like the progressive income tax?


48 posted on 01/10/2012 11:14:32 PM PST by jpsb
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To: TwoSwords
That's an odd statement, imo, care to expand? Rush is an entertainer first and foremost. The solution is to change the channel. I feel that oligarchy can be an aberrant form of capitalism but the socialist term you used I don't quite get. Please explain the correlation. Not trying to argue, yet. :)
49 posted on 01/10/2012 11:14:50 PM PST by allmost
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To: max americana

I will, but I am not ready to cave yet.


50 posted on 01/10/2012 11:15:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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