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Michigan Tea Party Leaders Endorse Romney (Idiots!)
GretaWire ^ | February 24, 2012

Posted on 02/24/2012 8:42:49 PM PST by Southnsoul

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of Tea Party leaders in Michigan.

“In my campaign, I have fought for the conservative principles of lower spending, lower taxes and less government intrusion into our lives and our businesses,” said Mitt Romney. “The Tea Party has been at the frontline of this same fight. Along with the help of these Tea Party leaders, we can defeat President Obama and finally get Washington out of the way.”

Maribeth Schmidt, Co-Founder Of Rattle With Us: “As a mother of three and a Tea Party activist, my main concern is the 15 trillion dollar debt and I believe that Governor Romney has it right when he says that he will look at every government program and ask two questions: ‘Can we afford it?’ and if not, ‘Is it important enough to borrow money from China for?’ His positions on the national debt, Right to Work, domestic energy, and reducing the wages of government employees to match the private sector are why I am supporting him in Tuesday’s primary.”

Dennis Moore, Founder/Former Director-Willow Run Tea Party Caucus: “Leaders lead without putting a wetted finger in the air seeking consensus. Mitt Romney will be a ‘Reaganesque’ president. I could not in good conscience watch as the Tea Party invokes a litmus test that Ronald Reagan himself would have failed. So I led by personally endorsing Mitt Romney. This country needs Mitt Romney!”

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No wonder this country is going down.
1 posted on 02/24/2012 8:42:52 PM PST by Southnsoul
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To: Southnsoul

Tea Party is turning into a real fail. I give up


2 posted on 02/24/2012 8:46:41 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Southnsoul

Uh, there are no TEA Party leaders. This is bogus!


3 posted on 02/24/2012 8:48:32 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: Southnsoul
“Leaders lead without putting a wetted finger in the air seeking consensus. Mitt Romney will be a ‘Reaganesque’ president.

Romney on Reagan

And some slam Santorum questioning the motives of some Tea Party people and Libertarians. Right here is all the evidence you need.

4 posted on 02/24/2012 8:50:03 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Southnsoul
There's a large portion of the Tea Party that is small (l)iberarian.

And they are essentially anti-Santorum.

I would count myself among them.

That's not to say I would not vote for Santorum in a General election, because I most certainly WOULD. But he is my last choice in the primaries.

Last.

5 posted on 02/24/2012 8:51:03 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Southnsoul

“Endorse” him? I won’t even hold my nose and vote for him. Period.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 8:51:13 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: dalebert

I give up also. A bunch of power-hungry political groupies are co-opting the Tea Party. I can’t stand it! Why do we continue to allow these infiltrators and media to define us.

WE ARE THE TEA PARTY DAMMIT!!


7 posted on 02/24/2012 8:51:13 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Southnsoul

And this is supposed to make me support Mitt Romney? I don’t think so.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 8:51:35 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: SatinDoll

Sounds like the establishment is making inroads infiltrating....


9 posted on 02/24/2012 8:52:00 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Southnsoul

That’s not tea.

That’s dope.

Seriously. Fake tea, means nothing.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 8:52:43 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Southnsoul

And henceforth, they shall be known as the Michigan Brie Party, for endorsing the establishment candidate.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 8:53:07 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Southnsoul
(facepalm)

Dennis, Did you look at Romney's record, or did he successfully BS you in Milford?

12 posted on 02/24/2012 8:54:31 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: freemarketsfreeminds

Really? My thoughts trended towards money will buy...just about anything.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 8:55:53 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hey! I like brie, especially the kind with herbs mixed into the cheese.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 8:57:00 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Headfake. Mitt’s e-stab people are running out of arrows.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 8:57:18 PM PST by txhurl
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To: SatinDoll

I was thinking the very same thing. Romney has bought a lot of support in his two runs for the nomination.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 8:57:29 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Southnsoul
Leaders lead without putting a wetted finger in the air seeking consensus. Mitt Romney will be a ‘Reaganesque’ president.

It is apparent that we did not give The Leaders of the Michigan Tea Party an IQ test before installing them.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 8:58:07 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Southnsoul

I wonder how much Romney paid them.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 8:58:36 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: SatinDoll

That could be it too, but the first time I ever heard about the Tea Party I knew it was just a matter of time before the powers that be would try to infiltrate.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 9:00:43 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Waryone
I wonder how much Romney paid them.

I know back when Romney ran for president in 08, he donated $2000 to almost every Republican group out there.

This wouldn't surprise me a bit, especially combined with Romney talking the talk.

20 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:04 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: achilles2000

When someone buys support, I tend to wonder which one in the deal is more stupid.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:16 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: Southnsoul

It’s getting to the point where Romney and his supporters are nearly as non compos mentis as 0bama and his supporters. I swear, they all suffer from the same delusions.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 9:04:26 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood - an American revolution was fought for so much less.)
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To: Southnsoul

Weak Tea. Tea you want to spit out.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 9:06:05 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Southnsoul
I have fought for the conservative principles of lower spending, lower taxes and less government intrusion into our lives

Such a liar!

24 posted on 02/24/2012 9:07:50 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Southnsoul
I am really not surprised because I recall one of the Tea Party leaders in Michigan, saying last year, they would endorse Romney if he could promise to them to do some of the things they wanted.
25 posted on 02/24/2012 9:08:16 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: SatinDoll
Uh, there are no TEA Party leaders. This is bogus!

There were only a few listed. Do they represent 1% or 90% of the TP crowd in MI? The article doesn't give an indication. It may amount to nothing.
26 posted on 02/24/2012 9:09:17 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Southnsoul

I question this big-time, especially after the last midterm election.

For those who didn’t hear, we had Democrat party operatives posing as “The Tea Party,” filing notices for people to run for office without their consent, forged signatures AND the violation of a Notary oath (I used to be one, so this REALLY grates me the wrong way, especially when they got off with a wrist slap).

I call foul on this BIG time.

That ain’t no TEA. I smell donkey pi$$.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 9:11:07 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Girlene

You make an excellent point! I sure hope so.

We’ve seen so mnay people bought off by Romney in this election cycle, I’m beginning to understand what President Truman said about Congress being President: being President is like being a piano player in a whore house.

I assume he meant everyone in Congress was for sale.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 9:14:28 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: Christie at the beach

I am really not surprised because I recall one of the Tea Party leaders in Michigan, saying last year,


I realize you’re new around here but there are NO TEA PARTY LEADERS.

There is only the TEA party tsunami on election day that you ‘never saw coming’. You won’t see it coming this November, either.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 9:16:06 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Southnsoul

They seem to infiltrate everything. Maybe someone should infiltrate BACK and try to bring the Dem Party back towards the general direction of sanity.


30 posted on 02/24/2012 9:17:07 PM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: SatinDoll
Uh, there are no TEA Party leaders. This is bogus!

Absolutely right! The Tea Party Movement is grass roots with no leaders. Those who claim to be are liars. However, the media is eager to anoint some as leaders when they are not.

31 posted on 02/24/2012 9:19:54 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: Mariner

Wow, Romney?


32 posted on 02/24/2012 9:22:53 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Southnsoul

Romney must’ve offered them a lifetime supply of peanuts.


33 posted on 02/24/2012 9:23:13 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Southnsoul
I have had coffee with Dennis and I think I have met MB or have communicated with her.

I am stunned...

I Don't have a home and I am on my own...

34 posted on 02/24/2012 9:23:17 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: txhurl

I have been here with another id for years that I gave up when I worked 2 jobs while caring for a ill sibling. My spouse has been here a long time. Yes, I saw the TP guy on Fox business saying this/so, I say, they were given promises. Too many people are buying into the electable factor. imo.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 9:24:19 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Yes, I saw the TP guy on Fox business


You’re missing the point. There.Are.No.TEA.Party.Leaders.

Only the TEA tsunami in November.


36 posted on 02/24/2012 9:28:32 PM PST by txhurl
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To: All

I heard Beck interview Santorum yesterday on GBTV and Beck asked him “You know there is a split in the tea party don’t you? Some are with the OWS crowd!” Santorum said “yes.” They are including the Ron Paul supporters in the tea party.


37 posted on 02/24/2012 9:28:40 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: Southnsoul

Effing traitors.


38 posted on 02/24/2012 9:30:48 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Mariner
So you would vote for a narcissistic, conceited, self centered, who says in a debate to the moderator; "You can ask the questions the way you want to, but I WILL ANSWER THE WAY I WANT TO.

We already have a narcisses in the White House we sure don't need a repeat of that.

39 posted on 02/24/2012 9:30:54 PM PST by Spunky
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To: dalebert

Not Tea Party. So called self-named TP leaders.
There are NONE! The TP is a sentiment not an
Organization.


40 posted on 02/24/2012 9:34:02 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"They are including the Ron Paul supporters in the tea party."

We had Senator Patty Murray's term come up a couple of years ago. That is the same time when the Tea Parties started. We started hearing about one here backing Clint Didier to take over Patty Murray. We went to a couple of gatherings and it didn't take us long to realize our local so called Tea Party was an organization of Ron Paul's libertarians. I haven't gone to another gathering.

41 posted on 02/24/2012 9:43:20 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Southnsoul

This is just corruption! Goodbye Republican Party! NOW is the time for OUR own party.


42 posted on 02/24/2012 9:44:45 PM PST by Genuis Cowboy
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To: Southnsoul

this is what happens when all the conservatives attack each other and let the liberal get a pass.

Unbelievable.

Everyone should of had their gun targetted on Romney from day one and not let up until he left the race... then and only then should they have turned on each other.


43 posted on 02/24/2012 9:53:57 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Southnsoul

Dennis Moore’s web site:

http://willowruntpc.ning.com/profile/DennisMoore

Just read a little of his stuff, and he sounds Ben Gleckish in that he’s got a lot of bluster and bullheadedness. He sounds like the kind of person who would get arrogant and start leading people down a path claiming that he “knows” it’s the way out, and not be willing to admit that he’s completely wrong until it’s far too late. He posted his phone number as 734-644-5583 so why not give him a call and give him a piece of your mind.

Here is a web site with contact form for the Rattle with Us Tea Party which the other woman mentioned in the article was from:

http://www.rattlewithus.com/contact.html

I get the sense these are the type of Tea Parties inspired by Ben Gleck...a lot of emotion and bluster combined with a dangerous willingness to abandon clearheaded thinking and logic.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 9:55:38 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Southnsoul; All

” - - - endorsing Governor Mitt Romney for President because I believe he is the candidate that has the best chance to defeat President Obama. If he follows through with everything that he spoke about in his presentation, our country will be able to change course and be the exceptional nation we once were.”

Hey! I remember Ol’ Lame-Brain McCain supporters using the same logic in 2008. I call it the “Hold-yer-nose-when-you-vote” pitiful plea. When you hear it, you know their stinky candidate is way past L-O-S-T.

All humor aside, we now know the Litmus Test for who among us is really not TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY. Scratch them off the list of future GOP leaders when we take over the GOP after Tampa, 2012.

BTW, I’ve noticed that RINOs just love the socks off of Mittens.


45 posted on 02/24/2012 10:09:53 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Southnsoul

I haven’t lived in MI for about a decade, but I’m going to venture a guess (admittedly without reading the full article) that these people are more than likely residing in and around Ann Arbor. Romney would be about as conservative as Ann Arbor is capable of. The west side of the state as a whole is much more conservative especially Grand Haven and Holland areas.


46 posted on 02/24/2012 10:25:56 PM PST by ebersole
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To: Southnsoul

Everybody knows Newt is the most conservative, Santorum is second. Romney is Business As Usual. That’s why the inside elite fight so hard to have him.


47 posted on 02/24/2012 10:47:57 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: dalebert
Tea Party is turning into a real fail. I give up

Don't be a fool. There is no such thing as a "tea party leader".

48 posted on 02/24/2012 11:14:28 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: Southnsoul

brings new meaning to the term damn yankees


49 posted on 02/24/2012 11:16:15 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: ebersole
Of the tea party areas listed in the press release.

Willow Run is the east side of Ypsi. It's heavily union and democrat.

Brighton is one of the most conservative areas in southeast Michigan but George Romney was buried there.

Birmingham is next door to Romney's old hometown. They may well known some of the Romney family.

Plymouth is a largely establishment republican area.

50 posted on 02/24/2012 11:17:26 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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