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South Carolina Tea Party Leader Says She Doesn’t Know Anyone ‘That Does Not Despise Mitt Romney’
mediaite ^ | January 5th, 2012 | Nando Di Fino

Posted on 04/06/2012 10:19:20 AM PDT by Mozilla

It’s no secret that Mitt Romney isn’t 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 NPR’s Frank James about just how little they care for him.

“There’s 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 doesn’t 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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TOPICS: Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; establishment; rino; romney
Old article that bears repeating. Nobody like Mitt Romney other than Democrats and the elite.
1 posted on 04/06/2012 10:19:33 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

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.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 10:23:28 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: Mozilla

South Carolina Tea Party Leader Says She Doesn’t Know Anyone ‘That Does Not Despise Mitt Romney’
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Well then, apparently she DOES NOT KNOW the Governor of SC.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 10:26:34 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: Mozilla

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!


4 posted on 04/06/2012 10:31:42 AM PDT by RichardMoore (There is only one issue- Life: dump TV and follow a plant based diet)
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To: Mozilla

“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.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 10:33:27 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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To: Mozilla
The man governed as a socialist scumbag. Who could like him other than a liberal socialist democrat?

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.

6 posted on 04/06/2012 10:34:23 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Mozilla

I guess she doesnt know many people.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 10:37:52 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Mozilla
Everybody is lying to her. If everyone despises Romney then why is he winning. I like Newt, but I know he cannot win therefore if Romney is it then I will vote for him because the alternative will be devastating.
8 posted on 04/06/2012 10:37:52 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: sand lake bar

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.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 10:41:08 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Mozilla

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.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 10:43:02 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Mozilla
ROMNEY SELF DEBATE, MASTERDEBATER
11 posted on 04/06/2012 10:44:25 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: wolfman23601

“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.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 10:48:30 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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To: Mozilla
Thank goodness for this Tea Party leader, sanity still exists somewhere on the Right.
13 posted on 04/06/2012 10:49:41 AM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: goodwithagun
It must be lonely in your private little naive world. I will vote for Romney is a second are you that hate full to realize she is but 1 person in 1 county of 1 small state?

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....

14 posted on 04/06/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by straps (Electric Jack)
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To: Americanexpat

Our choice is a socialist that loves to work and a socialist that hates to work. Not sure which is worse...


15 posted on 04/06/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: goodwithagun

“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.”

Nothing really to add to your post, it just bears repeating.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 10:54:40 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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To: RichardMoore

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.


17 posted on 04/06/2012 10:55:27 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Americanexpat

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.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 10:57:14 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Psalm 144

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.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 10:57:29 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Therein is the whole problem. That etch a sketch -never- stops shaking.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 11:00:44 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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To: Mozilla

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.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 11:05:35 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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We had years to prepare for this Primary and we failed miserably.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 11:08:21 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Mozilla

Mitt is Obama-white.... pro-abortion-check

Pro-gun control-check

Pro liberal judges-check

Pro-government union policies-check

Pro-progressive taxation-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?


23 posted on 04/06/2012 11:08:31 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Caipirabob
If he's permitted to be the nominee, he'll be the end of the GOP as a viable party.

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.

24 posted on 04/06/2012 11:08:51 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Mozilla

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.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 11:15:33 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

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.


26 posted on 04/06/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: straps

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......


Were any of these actions a declared war as per the Constitution we swore to uphold ?


27 posted on 04/06/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Digger

“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.”

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.

Romney’s dad was a student and supporter of Saul Alinsky.

Socialism is bad, whether it has a D or an R by it’s name.

We’ve got to TRY to stop him in the primaries.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: taxcontrol
Time for the GOP to decide if they are going to be a conservative party or a dem lite party.

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.

29 posted on 04/06/2012 12:00:03 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: wolfman23601

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.


The American-American culturally stunted Mittens has made clear that the feeling is mutual. Which is why he will lose.


30 posted on 04/06/2012 12:18:47 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: straps

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.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 3:37:19 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: taxcontrol

Unfortuneately if Obama wins this election it may be our last. He is an unrepentant Communist and a foreign agent


32 posted on 04/11/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT by RichardMoore (There is only one issue- Life: dump TV and follow a plant based diet)
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To: Mozilla

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.


33 posted on 05/22/2012 12:50:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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