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For Romney and Paul, a strategic alliance [Title Shortened]
WaPost ^ | February 2, 2012 | Amy Gardner

Posted on 02/02/2012 8:48:37 AM PST by greyfoxx39

For Romney and Paul, a strategic alliance between establishment and outsider

...........................But Mitt Romney and Ron Paul haven’t laid a hand on each other.

They never do.

-SNIP-

Romney’s aides are “quietly in touch with Ron Paul,” according to a Republican adviser who is in contact with the Romney campaign and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss its internal thinking. 

Infiltrating the party

Yet the insurgents are executing a concerted strategy to infiltrate the Republican Party. Five Paul supporters, for instance, sit on the state GOP’s central committee in Iowa, where their candidate finished a strong third in the Jan. 3 caucuses. A common refrain is to “cover your tattoos and cut your hair,” said Paul’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, who often tells coordinators to “dress for business, because we mean business.”

-SNIP-

And at Rand Paul’s suggestion, Olson joined his father’s presidential campaign this year, basically to do what he did for Rand: help bring the Paul constituency into the Republican coalition without threatening the party. It’s probably no small coincidence that the partnership helps Rand’s burgeoning political career, too.

“You can dress in black and stand on the hill and smash the state and influence nobody, or you can realize the dynamics and the environment and get involved in the most pragmatic way to win minds and win votes and influence change,” said Benton, the campaign manager. “That’s what we’re trying to do.”



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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collusion; dirtytricks; jerkromney; romney; ronpaul
It seems that the Romney/Paul ties extend to family members, and it looks like an effort to thwart the Tea Party.
1 posted on 02/02/2012 8:48:43 AM PST by greyfoxx39
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2 posted on 02/02/2012 8:50:47 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds.)
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To: greyfoxx39

please add me. Thanks


3 posted on 02/02/2012 8:53:15 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: greyfoxx39

If this is true Ron Paul is a huge phoney in my eyes. I may not have agreed with Ron Paul on everything but at least I thought he sincere.

I’m going to fight for and support Gingrich, support the good ones for congress and senate.

After this election I am ready for a new party. I am done with the GOP. DONE!


4 posted on 02/02/2012 8:57:09 AM PST by Irenic
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To: greyfoxx39

I started thinking Santorum was the only truely sane candidate. Now I’m pretty sure he’s the only decent one.


5 posted on 02/02/2012 9:02:50 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: greyfoxx39

0-4 and no one is telling him to get out?


6 posted on 02/02/2012 9:03:46 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: greyfoxx39

The plot thickens ...lots of PSYOPs being conducted it appears.


7 posted on 02/02/2012 9:05:28 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: greyfoxx39
I will not vote for another Republican unless they have a proven Tea Party connection and ideology. The Massachusetts liberal and that nutcase Paul have proven to me that the GOP is not conservative and is as much of a danger to the United States as the Democrat Party.
8 posted on 02/02/2012 9:06:22 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: greyfoxx39
The article merely mentions Paul and Romney being friends and that Paul wants fiscal responsibility in the GOP message.

As for the meat of the article, it simply describes how the Paul got people into local elections and helped to lay the foundation for activist smaller govt supporters.

Conservatives need to infiltrate the GOP and change it. That simple.

9 posted on 02/02/2012 9:11:20 AM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: greyfoxx39

What a crock.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 10:08:15 AM PST by anchorclankor (From the main part of Missouri)
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To: greyfoxx39

Don’t get too carried away with this crap; the WAPO is not our friend, nor is it an organ of truth.

What they’re trying to do is poison the effort to get conservatives to vote for Paul in Virginia, where he is the only “not Romney” on the ballot.

Do not take the bait Virginians; this is just more of the same excrement that they always feed you.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 10:22:22 AM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: anchorclankor
What a crock.

Figures you would say that.

Who is YOUR candidate?

12 posted on 02/02/2012 10:32:48 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds.)
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To: tbpiper

Santorum supports govt regulations on wages. Romney supports min wage increase and increases depending on the rate of inflation. NO THANK YOU SANTORUM OR ROMNEY


13 posted on 02/02/2012 10:37:22 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: greyfoxx39

The Let’s Make a Deal gang. Go Newt!


14 posted on 02/02/2012 10:39:14 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: editor-surveyor
Don’t get too carried away with this crap.

How about some specifics re: untruths or inaccuries.

I have, along with others, noticed that Paul hasn't "laid a hand on Mitt.

It is my opinion that Mitt knows he can't count on Tea Party votes, so he is looking to Paul to deliver the PaulBot votes to him.YMMV

15 posted on 02/02/2012 10:43:03 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I will not vote for another Republican unless they have a proven Tea Party connection and ideology.


Madison, Lucy (2011-02-28). “Ron Paul and Herman Cain lead the pack in Tea Party Patriots straw poll”. cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2011-04-05.


16 posted on 02/02/2012 10:54:22 AM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge-http://www.webcommentary.com/links.php)
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To: katiedidit1
Santorum supports govt regulations on wages.

?? I missed that somewhere.

17 posted on 02/02/2012 11:22:11 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper
Santorum wrote legislation increasing min wageSantorum also wasn’t as reflexively anti-union as some Republicans, perhaps because he waged his first House campaign in 1990 in a Democratic-leaning, working-class congressional district in the Pittsburgh area. In 1993, Santorum was one of 17 House Republicans who sided with most Democrats in backing a Clinton administration bill to protect striking employees from being permanently replaced by their employees. Santorum’s Senate service shows a clear track record of supporting the Davis-Bacon Act, the federal law that requires government contractors to pay workers the local prevailing wage and a perennial target for elimination by the business community and anti-union Tea Party activists. Davis-Bacon In 1996, Santorum voted in effect for an amendment by former Massachusetts Democratic Senator Edward M. Kennedy that said the 1931 law shouldn’t be repealed. In 1999, the Senate accepted a Santorum amendment that said it should consider “reform” of Davis-Bacon rather than repeal. Later that year, Santorum was one of 15 Senate Republicans who sided with Democrats in rejecting an amendment that would have limited the application of Davis-Bacon in federal disaster areas. He has a mixed record on federal minimum-wage laws, casting votes for increases and at other times against them. A pro-Santorum publication put out by the Pennsylvania Republican Party in 2006 noted “50 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum.” Ranked at No. 23: Santorum “wrote legislation that would increase the national minimum wage.” Read more on Newsmax.com: Santorum Pro-Labor Votes, Earmarks Ripe for Attacks
18 posted on 02/02/2012 11:36:10 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: tbpiper
Santorum wrote legislation increasing min wageSantorum also wasn’t as reflexively anti-union as some Republicans, perhaps because he waged his first House campaign in 1990 in a Democratic-leaning, working-class congressional district in the Pittsburgh area. In 1993, Santorum was one of 17 House Republicans who sided with most Democrats in backing a Clinton administration bill to protect striking employees from being permanently replaced by their employees. Santorum’s Senate service shows a clear track record of supporting the Davis-Bacon Act, the federal law that requires government contractors to pay workers the local prevailing wage and a perennial target for elimination by the business community and anti-union Tea Party activists. Davis-Bacon In 1996, Santorum voted in effect for an amendment by former Massachusetts Democratic Senator Edward M. Kennedy that said the 1931 law shouldn’t be repealed. In 1999, the Senate accepted a Santorum amendment that said it should consider “reform” of Davis-Bacon rather than repeal. Later that year, Santorum was one of 15 Senate Republicans who sided with Democrats in rejecting an amendment that would have limited the application of Davis-Bacon in federal disaster areas. He has a mixed record on federal minimum-wage laws, casting votes for increases and at other times against them. A pro-Santorum publication put out by the Pennsylvania Republican Party in 2006 noted “50 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum.” Ranked at No. 23: Santorum “wrote legislation that would increase the national minimum wage.” Read more on Newsmax.com: Santorum Pro-Labor Votes, Earmarks Ripe for Attacks
19 posted on 02/02/2012 11:36:39 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: matthew fuller

I don’t know for sure what you may be saying with your reply. However, Ron Paul is NOT Tea Party, NOT conservative and NOT GOP. Ron Paul is the crazy street corner crazy that normal people cross the street to avoid. Straw polls and on-line polls that have Paul cult nuts stuff the vote are worthless. Real patriotic Tea Party people do not accept that crazy man.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 11:45:05 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

All I’m saying is that that one Tea Party organization apparently approved of Ron Paul, above Sarah Palin. I have also heard a commentary stating that Ron Paul was an early influence of the Tea Party. I know that he is most closely associated with Libertarians, not GOP. I’m not sure of his relationship with the Tea Party. He is a certifiable loon, IMHO.


21 posted on 02/02/2012 1:08:02 PM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge-http://www.webcommentary.com/links.php)
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To: Proud2BeRight

From Wikipedia, under Tea Party movement-
“The Tea Party’s most noted national figures include Republican politicians such as Ron Paul and his son Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Dick Armey, Eric Cantor, and Michele Bachmann, with the elder Paul described by some as the “intellectual godfather” of the movement.[16][17] The Tea Party movement is not a national political party; polls show that most Tea Partiers consider themselves to be Republicans,[18][19] and the movement’s supporters have tended to endorse Republican candidates.[20]”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement


22 posted on 02/02/2012 1:17:14 PM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge-http://www.webcommentary.com/links.php)
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To: matthew fuller

“I have also heard a commentary stating that Ron Paul was an early influence of the Tea Party.

That is a false claim that was spread by Paul cultists trying to jump on the Tea Party bandwagon. Paul and his wacko cult are unwelcome anywhere they go but they try to barge in anyway. Paul’s lunatic newsletters, traitor praising, terrorist ignoring, defense weakening, dope pushing, America blaming, conspiracy theory believing, Occupy parasite supporting, and other fringe crackpot crap is anti-Tea party.


23 posted on 02/02/2012 1:19:07 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: matthew fuller

Anyone can write stuff into Wikipedia and that is why Wikipedia is so suspect and unreliable. The “some” in that line, “described by some as the ‘intellectual godfather’ of the movement” means “Paulistas”. It is no different than some worthless online polls showing that lunatic favored in every primary that comes along and the “winner” of every debate.


24 posted on 02/02/2012 1:28:51 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight
"Paul’s lunatic newsletters, traitor praising, terrorist ignoring, defense weakening, dope pushing, America blaming, conspiracy theory believing, Occupy parasite supporting, and other fringe crackpot crap is anti-Tea party."

I agree completely with all of your statement. I was just referencing the possibly false claim of the Tea Party / Paul relationship. It is likely to be info from the Paulbots. I am NOT promoting Paul.

25 posted on 02/02/2012 1:36:37 PM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge-http://www.webcommentary.com/links.php)
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To: greyfoxx39

Paul hasn’t “laid a hand on” anybody.

Paul isn’t running for president, he is running for influence on policy planks.

No Paul supporter is ever going to vote for Mitt, and both Paul and Mitt know that.

Drink less WAPO kool-aid.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 1:43:59 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

You have your opinion...I have mine. I don’t take orders about mine.


27 posted on 02/02/2012 3:28:14 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds.)
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To: greyfoxx39; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; randita; GOPsterinMA; Sun

OK, it’s official now, Ron Paul has lost all credibility. This would turn me against him even if I were a Libertarian.


28 posted on 02/02/2012 7:36:43 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

As I wrote on another thread, I’ve been noticing since the Iowa caucus, they’ve been putting out nasty ads, or robo calls, on Newt or Santorum, but not on each other.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 8:17:23 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All

“Ron Paul has intimated, on more than one occasion, that the United States is to blame for the 9/11 massacre. He claims al-Qaeda slaughtered 3,000 U.S. civilians because America is “bombing them,” because we have military bases in the sacred sand pit and because we support Israel over the dear Palestinians. Wonder who he blames for the Muslin conquest of Constantinople in 1453? The CIA wasn’t around then, was it? Or for the Christmas bombings of Nigerian churches?”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/to_get_ron_paul_you.html#ixzz1jzWDMNKV


30 posted on 02/02/2012 8:24:01 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All

“If you think Romney is still some nice Republican just trying to win an election, (snip) as he tries to smear Newt over known false ethics charges that the Democrats used against him in the 90s. In fact we’ve already shown here that Newt was exonerated by the IRS. We even linked the great piece by Byron York detailing the truth about the ethics charges.

But Romney insists on trying to destroy Newt Gingrich over the same false, trumped-up ethics charges just like Democrats did. He’s acting exactly like a power hungry Democrat who is willing to say anything to get elected”

excerpt http://www.therightscoop.com/new-romney-ad-smears-newt-over-old-ethics-charges/


31 posted on 02/02/2012 8:26:03 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: editor-surveyor

“Paul hasn’t “laid a hand on” anybody.”

Guess you never heard of the Ron Paul robo calls, in Iowa, saying that Santorum was against 2nd amendment rights and pro-choice. But it didn’t work. Santorum won in Iowa.

Rick Santorum received an A+ rating from the NRA.

Ron Paul only received a 56% rating from National Right-to-Life, while Santorum received 100%, and here’s why:

“Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)

Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)

Rated 56% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)”

snip http://www.issues2000.org/Ron_Paul.htm#Abortion

Why is Ron Paul against a parent deciding what’s right for their minor child?


32 posted on 02/02/2012 8:34:42 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: tbpiper

Santorum’s played nice with Romney all along too.

Gingrich and sometimes Perry have really been the only two who appeared to be running against Romney instead of running interference for him. (Perry and Romney had some overlapping/related political operatives as well.)


33 posted on 02/02/2012 8:38:48 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: greyfoxx39

It seems that liberals have collusions with libertarians...


34 posted on 02/03/2012 4:52:15 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as fact)
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To: editor-surveyor

No Paul supporter is ever going to vote for Mitt, and both Paul and Mitt know that.
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Did you listen to Mark Levin tonight ???

between 7 and 7.30 ???


35 posted on 02/03/2012 4:59:34 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as fact)
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To: Sun

Why is Ron Paul against a parent deciding what’s right for their minor child?
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Well isnt that interesting ???

Willie Mitty doesnt want parents to decide about minors and abortions either

Willie Mitty said that if a minor under 18 wants an abortion and her parents say “dont” then that minor can go to a judge to get told “do”

Seems Willie Mitty and Ron Paul have lots in common..


36 posted on 02/03/2012 5:06:05 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as fact)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Seems Willie Mitty and Ron Paul have lots in common.”

Yup, they both want to trump the parents’ rights to raise their minor children.

Pretty disgusting.


37 posted on 02/03/2012 7:03:00 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Rick Santorum, both at the debate, and on the campaign trail goes after Romney.

People also said that Palin wanted to be Romney’s VP. I don’t know where this stuff comes from.


38 posted on 02/03/2012 7:07:17 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; campaignPete R-CT

Secret deal to let old man Crazypants address the convention if he kisses Romney’s ring when the time comes?


39 posted on 02/04/2012 3:35:25 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Sun; campaignPete R-CT

Only about half of Paul’s voters are fruitloops. The rest are conservatives who votes come directly out of Santorum and Gingrich’s hides. A shame.


40 posted on 02/04/2012 3:37:29 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Some conservatives think that LIBertarians are also conservatives. Too bad.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 11:39:24 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

No, I rarely listen to Levin.


42 posted on 02/05/2012 3:11:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Sun

You have completely jumped out of the topic I was discussing, which was WAPO’s attempt to divert the anti-Romney vote in Virginia, which has to go to Paul, or we are screwed.

Do you understand political strategy?


43 posted on 02/05/2012 3:16:50 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: greyfoxx39

So you support Romney in VA?


44 posted on 02/05/2012 3:18:51 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Get off my back. I don’t support Romney for anything.


45 posted on 02/05/2012 4:00:53 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Don't call us bigots! "Bigotry" is 98% of mormons in NV voting for Mitt Romney.)
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