Skip to comments.South Carolina Tea Party Leader Says She Doesn’t Know Anyone ‘That Does Not Despise Mitt Romney’
Posted on 04/06/2012 10:19:20 AM PDT by Mozilla
Its no secret that Mitt Romney isnt exactly a darling of the Tea Party, but Karen Martin, the head of the Spartanburg County, S.C., chapter, did not mince words when speaking to NPRs Frank James about just how little they care for him.
Theres no Tea Partier that I talk to in the state or nationally that would want to promote Romney, Martin said. Other than the people that have come out publicly and endorsed Mitt Romney and the people left over from his 2008 campaign, I do not personally know anyone that does not despise Mitt Romney and doesnt hate the idea of him being our nominee.
A combination of Romneycare, flip-flops on issues, and a perceived slight of the Tea Party by Romney have combined to make him incredibly unpopular within the movement. Martin said that her group felt betrayed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a Tea Party favorite, when she endorsed Romney last year.
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I’m neither an elite nor a Democrat. But I’m going to support Romney. This woman’s spiel tells me more about her than about him.
South Carolina Tea Party Leader Says She Doesnt Know Anyone That Does Not Despise Mitt Romney
Well then, apparently she DOES NOT KNOW the Governor of SC.
Once again we are being played. Romney cannot win unless a whole lot of people wake up and see what a threat THE GREAT PRETENDER is. It looks just like Dole in 1996. We have DEM who looks weak and a press that covers for him and a candidate that doesn’t inspire interest. And even if he wins it will be like electing McCain or worse. We need to defeat Obama!
“Nobody like Mitt Romney other than Democrats and the elite.”
I disagree. Party uber alles whores, the senile who can only see the suit and his fellow cultists are also enamoured of Bishop Willard.
He's an enemy of conservatives everywhere.
If he's permitted to be the nominee, he'll be the end of the GOP as a viable party.
The GOP will deserve it's end if that happens.
I guess she doesnt know many people.
If obama is reelected the fault lies at the feet of the GOP. Both parties are driving us toward socialism, it’s just that one party is driving faster than the other. If obama is reelected because of a Romney nomination we can have our revolution, peaceful or otherwise, and I can fight the war for my children. At three years old and seven months old, my children will have to fight the war if Romney is elected. I’d rather fight for them.
Romney is in BIG trouble down South. Southern conservatives hate him, but he needs enough of them to show up to cancel out a huge black vote.
“Southern conservatives hate him, but he needs enough of them to show up to cancel out a huge black vote.”
See my tagline, paraphrased from the Whitewashed Jackass’ own mouth. This peckerwood is -not- going to vote for Bishop Willard, and I have voted for a LOT of GOP POTUS candidates I heartily disliked.
Really you need to rethink your thoughts. We have put in place a tea party house. Next step is a tea party Senate. Then any GOP person as a President....
In judging Tea Party Activists remember we never trash a place we demonstrate at we even bring our children. As to fighting America's wars GD right my kids may have to fight a war or 2.........My dad did I did my oldest son did and his oldest son did now my nephews oldest son is in the Sand Box gassing aircraft and I am damn proud of him and the American Fighting Man and Woman..In closing my wife is a retired Lt Col and I am a ret TSgt SAC Trained Killer......
GO Air Force....
Our choice is a socialist that loves to work and a socialist that hates to work. Not sure which is worse...
“If obama is reelected the fault lies at the feet of the GOP. Both parties are driving us toward socialism, its just that one party is driving faster than the other. If obama is reelected because of a Romney nomination we can have our revolution, peaceful or otherwise, and I can fight the war for my children. At three years old and seven months old, my children will have to fight the war if Romney is elected. Id rather fight for them.”
Nothing really to add to your post, it just bears repeating.
In my mind, Romney is nothing more than Obama lite. In the issues that matter to me, there is not enough of a difference between the two.
Therefore, electing Romney will be WORSE than re-electing Obama. As a Rino / dem lite, Romney will destroy the GOP by forcing the conservatives to vote against his agenda.
The enemy is not Obama, the enemy is LIBERALISM and it is fought with CONSERVATIONISM, not lib lite.
If Romney is the GOP’s nomination, I will not vote for him, I will not work for him and I will encourage others to not vote for him. The GOP elite need to learn that they can not win an election without the base. Time for the GOP to decide if they are going to be a conservative party or a dem lite party.
No one is lying to her. I have noticed how much pressure the media (including FOX ) has been putting on all of Romney’s opposition. It is no coincidence that the RNC pressed for Ryan endorsement ( which he didn’t seem very enthusiastic about ) right before the primary. It is no coincidence that the media has been telling Romney to ignore the other candidates and concentrate on Obama. Last time I looked there was another candidate and he seems to be hanging in there despite lack of funds. The way the media treats Romney (for now ) is the same way they treated Obama. That is what I believe people recognize as “scary” about romney and his buddies at the RNC. We had had a candidate pushed on us by the media before and look how well that turned out.
I haven’t ruled it out, but I wouldn’t vote for him today either. It kind of depends on his agenda after he shakes his etch a sketch.
Therein is the whole problem. That etch a sketch -never- stops shaking.
Unfortunately this is what is likely to be the choice come November. Who do we despise the least? Mitt or Obama? Seems like this is the choice in the last couple of elections. Last time it was Obama or McQueeg. The RINO’s put us in this predicament every time and it is not good for the betterment of this country. Obama has proven to be so bad that Mitt will be the only viable option.
We had years to prepare for this Primary and we failed miserably.
Mitt is Obama-white.... pro-abortion-check
Pro liberal judges-check
Pro-government union policies-check
Pro-government “growing the economy”-check
Pro-homosexual marriage and military- check
Pro-government health care MANDATES-check
So exactly what is Mitt going to do differently than TOFUS?
This is my opinion: the demise of the GOP would not be a bad thing. The elites have taken it over and it no longer will support us conservatives. Good riddance.
I do not dispise RINOmney.
I just think he’s a vapid dork without ever having done anything useful in his entire vapid life.
Sorta like the Obamaloon, but at least with a valid birth certificate.
I can’t imagine who the next SC appointment would be under Big Ears. I’ll have to go with Mittens. There is really no choice when you have a American hating muzzie taking over the nation. Get real, people.
In judging Tea Party Activists remember we never trash a place we demonstrate at we even bring our children. As to fighting America’s wars GD right my kids may have to fight a war or 2.........My dad did I did my oldest son did and his oldest son did now my nephews oldest son is in the Sand Box gassing aircraft and I am damn proud of him and the American Fighting Man and Woman..In closing my wife is a retired Lt Col and I am a ret TSgt SAC Trained Killer......
“I cant imagine who the next SC appointment would be under Big Ears. Ill have to go with Mittens. There is really no choice when you have a American hating muzzie taking over the nation. Get real, people.”
Well, try to imagine the next SC appointment with Mitt.
Look at his past, for crying out loud.
Liberal, pro abortion, pro homo, just like Mitt.
There is no need to give up until he gets to 1,144.
Until then, Newt and Rick should both stay in, to try to prevent that from happening.
Romney is a Dem Trojan horse trying to take over the Pubs from the inside.
Romneys dad was a student and supporter of Saul Alinsky.
Socialism is bad, whether it has a D or an R by its name.
Weve got to TRY to stop him in the primaries.
That decision was already made long before this election cycle. Just because the MSM and the RATS label the GOP as "conservative" does not make it so.
Romney is in BIG trouble down South. Southern conservatives hate him, but he needs enough of them to show up to cancel out a huge-black vote.
We do not have a tea party House, we have a Republican house. I am not lonely either, but being home with my kids today does make me miss adult conversation. Adult conversation is not something I’m going to have with you obviously. Nowhere in my comment did I disrespect the military yet your response is quite angry about that. I would appreciate it however if you would quit gambling with my kids’ future. I think Jim rob feels the same way about this situation so you can find another message board of it is an issue.
Unfortuneately if Obama wins this election it may be our last. He is an unrepentant Communist and a foreign agent
I despise Senator John McCain, but I sure as hell voted for him last time! Four more years of this regime will put the last nail in the coffin of what was once the greatest country on Earth and the hope of all mankind.