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Day after losses, Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals
StarTribune ^ | February 8, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

Posted on 02/08/2012 3:32:44 PM PST by mdittmar

ATLANTA - Mitt Romney says he's a better tea party candidate than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

The former Massachusetts governor lashed out at Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum on Wednesday, the day after losing contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado.

Romney says his opponents are members of a Republican Party that had lost its way. He says spending on lawmakers' pet projects doubled under Gingrich, a former House speaker. He says Santorum, a former senator, was a major proponent of that type of spending.

Romney says the tea party movement was created to fight Washington insiders who spend too much and that Santorum and Gingrich "are the very Republicans who acted like Democrats."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: canttrustromney; confusedromney; drunkromney; hallucinatingromney; mittromney; rinos; romneytheliar; romneytruthfile; teaparty
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1 posted on 02/08/2012 3:32:50 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: Mountain Mary; conservativejoy; onyx

Turn, turn, turn


2 posted on 02/08/2012 3:36:32 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: mdittmar

santorum and romney...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu50Hb61jVQ&feature=player_embedded


3 posted on 02/08/2012 3:36:44 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: mdittmar
Can't believe this wasn't from The Onion".
4 posted on 02/08/2012 3:36:56 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: biggredd1

Dede Scozzafava


5 posted on 02/08/2012 3:38:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mdittmar

I doubt Romney even understands what is the basis of the Tea party movement.

Most of the Elite Republicans certainly don’t. McCain didn’t in 2008. McConnell doesn’t. Boehner doesn’t.


6 posted on 02/08/2012 3:38:45 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: mdittmar

Does he even know what TEA means?

He was semi-hinged........advancing to totally unhinged.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 3:39:40 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: Diogenesis

Hey Dio, Romney actually used the term “Pet Projects”

Maybe there should be a “Hot dog” alert every time he mentions ‘pets’

Do you have a ping list for it yet?


8 posted on 02/08/2012 3:41:29 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: mdittmar

What a loon Mittens is.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 3:43:32 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: mdittmar

You mean...you mean...Romney lost? He’s not inevitable? M-m-my world is c-c-c-crushed!/sarc


10 posted on 02/08/2012 3:43:39 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mdittmar

I had to check because I would have sworn this was satire.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 3:44:21 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL © - tomkat)
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To: biggredd1

Wow, that’s a very revealing video.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 3:45:32 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: TomGuy

Maybe they will,in November.


13 posted on 02/08/2012 3:45:54 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Not only a loon, he is a liar. He know exactly who the Tea Party is he and his minions HATE the Tea Party.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 3:46:13 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: sodpoodle

Romney is bonkers.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 3:46:21 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: mdittmar

Romney is obviously a post modernist; words have no meaning to him.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 3:48:53 PM PST by rcofdayton
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To: biggredd1

Politics and strange bedfellows...


17 posted on 02/08/2012 3:50:17 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: mdittmar

Why would any of the Tea Party have a problem with Romney? After all, he does like drink tea...

In reality, both the GOP (almost all) and Romney have been trying to distance themselves from the Tea Party from day one. After all, how can they benefit from being in control of a party that does not expand government, expand spending, and expand benefits!

Yes, the GOP is not unlike the Democrats - just matters who controls the purse strings!


18 posted on 02/08/2012 3:51:39 PM PST by Deagle
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To: mdittmar

I wonder if he said it with the same conviction he says he’s pro-life? When he says he’s pro-life he looks like he’s saying a foreign word or phrase, and he has to literally spit out the words.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 3:51:59 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: mdittmar

The sheer audacity of this man to use the Tea Party in such a way to attack rivals beggars believe.

It shows just how far the American media has fallen that he would feel comfortable and confident enough to wrap himself up in the Tea Party flag.

What a shambles.........he must be defeated.


20 posted on 02/08/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by UKrepublican
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To: mdittmar

Right. Who has the Bishop Willard Romney clown face image?

Please report. The bishop has given up character assassination for stand up comedy.


21 posted on 02/08/2012 4:01:17 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips; but watch their hands!)
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To: mdittmar

Tea Party candidate Mittens Obaromney???? LOL! In your dreams Willard!


22 posted on 02/08/2012 4:02:06 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: mdittmar

Romney grasping for sugar coated straws.


23 posted on 02/08/2012 4:02:16 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: mdittmar

I see Mitt, “the magical mormon”, is living in fantasy land again.


24 posted on 02/08/2012 4:02:36 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: mdittmar
Day after losses, Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals

haa haaaaaa haaaaa. Best laugh I've had all day.

I've yet to meet ANYONE in my circle of acquaintances and friends who would vote for Romney.

25 posted on 02/08/2012 4:04:38 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: biggredd1
The video says it all. Just what I thought, Santorum and Romney are double teaming Newt.

By splitting the anti-Romney vote they are making it impossible for conservatives to get the percentages needed to look good on the charts.

The thing that shocked the GOP-e is that Santorum out-shined the target yesterday. Doesn't bode well for the Romulan.

26 posted on 02/08/2012 4:05:12 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: mdittmar
I know Mormons aren't supposed to ingest anything that the church deems as harmful to the body, such as coffee. They are also held to account by the church in the way they live. If Romney actually believes his own words re the best TEA party candidate he's either on something that causes delusions or he's a liar. In either case, he fails the expected standard of the Mormon religion. I am not passing judgement on the man but obviously he puts politics above his faith.
27 posted on 02/08/2012 4:05:39 PM PST by drypowder
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To: biggredd1

Your video needs to have it’s own thread.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 4:07:21 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: mdittmar
Romney says the tea party movement was created to fight Washington insiders who spend too much....

LIAR ! You know that's another fabrication. Drop dead, Romney!

29 posted on 02/08/2012 4:07:29 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: BarnacleCenturion
It's really revealing and shocking when you see a conservative Republican support a moderate Republican (Romney) who happens to be running against a liberal (McLame) Republican. Shocking I say!

Wait a minute. Didn't pretty much all conservatives support the more conservative of the two? Well, I guess it's not so shocking or revealing after all!

30 posted on 02/08/2012 4:07:58 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: mdittmar

This guy gets more like a Dem-Mitt every day


31 posted on 02/08/2012 4:08:21 PM PST by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: hoosiermama

32 posted on 02/08/2012 4:10:53 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Hey RNC, nice scorched earth strategy Sherman would be proud.)
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To: mdittmar
Looks like the Obama army is gearing up for Romney.... Look at what I found.


33 posted on 02/08/2012 4:14:47 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: mdittmar; SeaHawkFan

wait... this isn’t comedy?


34 posted on 02/08/2012 4:15:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mdittmar
Romney drinks tea?

So what!

35 posted on 02/08/2012 4:16:04 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mdittmar

Bullcrap, Mittens.


36 posted on 02/08/2012 4:18:45 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: evad
This guy gets more like a Dem-Mitt every day

No, he's just showing what he always has been much more.

37 posted on 02/08/2012 4:19:16 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mdittmar

I’d say that boy is deaf, dumb and blind.....


38 posted on 02/08/2012 4:22:17 PM PST by goat granny
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To: mdittmar
Maybe they will,in November.

They still think November 2010 was a fluke.
39 posted on 02/08/2012 4:26:46 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: mdittmar
Day after losses, Romney says he's better tea Koolaid party candidate than GOP rivals

/fixed

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41 posted on 02/08/2012 4:30:43 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mdittmar

There’s more than a slight difference when you spend money that you have the budget for (Newt in 1990s) vs. when you spend money that you have to borrow from China (Rick in 2000s).


42 posted on 02/08/2012 4:31:41 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: mdittmar

Hey Mitt - Listen very closely this time: WE DON’T WANT YOU!


43 posted on 02/08/2012 4:35:51 PM PST by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-XXX= Now what? Cain?XX Guess not. I GIVE UP)
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To: mdittmar

I heard clips of this on a couple of radio shows this morning. I could be wrong, but I don’t believe Mittens actually used the words “Tea Party”. He may have used the word “conservatives”, but not “Tea Party”. Mittens has gone so far out of his way to avoid even acknowledging the existance of something called the “Tea Party”, that I imagine if he even uttered the words he’d vanish in a cloud of sulphurous-smelling oily black smoke. Hmmm...maybe we could trick him into doing that somehow.


44 posted on 02/08/2012 4:41:51 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: mdittmar

By the time this is over he will be claiming he is a direct decendent of Ronald Maximus.

What a slut.


45 posted on 02/08/2012 4:42:25 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: conservaterian
Maybe he cannot read such a small print ... Let's try to fix that:

Hey Mitt - Listen very closely this time:

WE DON’T WANT YOU!


46 posted on 02/08/2012 4:42:32 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: hoosiermama

boy oh boy somebody open up a bottle of antipsychotic drugs and give them to Willard he is totally delusional....


47 posted on 02/08/2012 4:43:40 PM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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48 posted on 02/08/2012 4:44:02 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: mdittmar

Dope. He’s smoking it, inhaling deeply.


49 posted on 02/08/2012 4:53:36 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: lonevoice; All

You are correct,mitt never mentions the Tea Party.


50 posted on 02/08/2012 4:53:51 PM PST by mdittmar
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