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'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs
World Net Daily ^ | 02/06/2012 at 8:17 PM | Steve Baldwin

Posted on 04/14/2012 10:55:21 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.”

At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party.

Take Christine O’Donnell, for example. O’Donnell lost her bid for the U.S. Senate in Delaware but continues to have a following among tea-party activists. Inexplicably, she recently endorsed Romney, stating she is doing so because she thinks “infrastructure and executive experience are important.” She also claimed, “He’s been consistent since he changed his mind.”

One wonders if the $5,000 O’Donnell received in 2010 from Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC had any influence on her decision.

Similarly, the tea-party movement was heavily involved in the election of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, but she endorsed Romney last month, claiming in her endorsement remarks, “He knows how to create jobs and turn the economy.” Haley also received some big bucks from Romney; to be precise, she took $36,000 from Romney’s various PACs over the last few years, more than any other gubernatorial candidate.

Then there’s Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a long-time favorite of tea-party activists. Chaffetz is actually a member of the Romney “Truth Squad” that goes around harassing Newt Gingrich everywhere he speaks. Chaffetz claims Romney is a fiscal conservative and that due to his budget cuts in Massachusetts, tea partiers “love” him. But Chaffetz also loves Romney’s money since he received almost

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And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

1 posted on 04/14/2012 10:55:35 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
“He’s been consistent since he changed his mind.”

ROTFLMAO!!!!

2 posted on 04/14/2012 11:00:17 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SoConPubbie

This is exactly why I’m so tired of hearing the fantasy that we’ll hold Mitt’s feet to the fire.

I see know reason to believe we will because we can’t even keep tea party congressmen from being co opted. Saying we’ll hold Mitt’s feet to the fire has about as much validity is when democrats claim they’re helping the poor.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 11:00:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie
Grrrrrrrr...
4 posted on 04/14/2012 11:01:35 AM PDT by moovova
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To: EGPWS

And he’ll be consistent till he changes his mind again.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 11:01:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Is Governor Moombeam treading on you? How is he working out for California? Could move ya know to another state!


6 posted on 04/14/2012 11:03:02 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: SoConPubbie

Any successful organization, whether a civic group, or a church, or business or political group, will eventually attract PARASITES because it is successful. Nobody likes the idea of being judged or the idea of ideological purity tests, but at some point, you have to refocus and drive the parasites out your system.


7 posted on 04/14/2012 11:03:22 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: cripplecreek

Let me ask you something. Predict as best you can, who Romney would pick for SCOTUS. I think that says it all.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 11:03:22 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Well he sure picked plenty of liberals for the courts as governor.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton

Thanks. I’m stealing that quote and using it everywhere until election day.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 11:08:07 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: SoConPubbie

Reading the comments about mitt, I kept thinking of that post on the other thread where it lists all his failures in employment, etc. during his admin and things actually got worse in MA. He really is evil filled!

Wonder if the TeaParty approached them and asked for their money back due to them being frauds as they will so easily can be bought off and state untruths about mitt’s accomplishments to put him in a much better light that deceives voters.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 11:11:54 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney didn’t win the primaries fair-and-square as the political pundits would have you believe. In many states, the GOP launched a lot of RNC contribution money (10:1) against conservative candidates disguised as Super PACs. This was never a fair fight! A lot of individual contributors to the RNC should be very upset with how their money was spent.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 11:13:47 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: tallyhoe
Is Governor Moombeam treading on you? How is he working out for California? Could move ya know to another state!

Same thing Romney did to MA.

Peas in a pod.

And yes, as soon as I can, God willing, I'm vacating the once great state of California.

I'm afraid that nothing but a complete collapse or a real Holy Spirit led spiritual revival can save my state.

It's dead.
13 posted on 04/14/2012 11:17:42 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: cripplecreek

I feel the same and laugh when I see that statement - hold his feet to the fire. That empty suit doesn’t have an honest bone in his body. He’s evil filled and evil does what evil does - evil! Evil doesn’t do good only to deceive as the end effect is evil.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 11:18:41 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SoConPubbie

“...pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party.”

They didn’t cost Conservatives or the TEA Party anything. Not a d@mn thing. We’re grateful to know who they are. They didn’t create us.
If they want short-term benefit over long-term gain, so be it. We’re in it for the long-haul (or until “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary...”)


15 posted on 04/14/2012 11:20:26 AM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: risen_feenix
The problem with applying that quote to today's situation is that Hamilton's enemies still had the true best interest of the country at heart. They did not have an enemy who's obvious intention was to fundamentally dismantle what so many had worked and sacrificed to build. I would vote for a ham sandwich to replace our true enemy.
16 posted on 04/14/2012 11:29:11 AM PDT by i are a cowboy
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To: nikos1121; cripplecreek
Let me ask you something. Predict as best you can, who Romney would pick for SCOTUS. I think that says it all.

You're right, Romney's deplorable record on judicial appointments does say it all:

Romney nominated 27 extreme left-wing, Progressive Liberals out of 36 nominations.


Legal analysts say candidate Romney is different from Gov. Romney.

Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber said Romney’s appointments were constitutional “living document” poster children.

“Many of Romney’s appointments were not only liberal, not only Democrats, but were radical counter-constitutionalists. How on earth can we expect that, as president, he would be any different?” Barber asked rhetorically.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Mitt Romney’s actions as governor scream from the rooftops that he cannot be trusted with this most important of presidential responsibilities.”

Barber cites two specific examples of Romney’s radical appointments.

“As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney not only failed in this regard, he appointed a number of very liberal, if not radical, ‘living, breathing’-minded judges to the bench,” Barber said.

“Two that come to mind were extreme homosexualists Marianne C. Hinkle and Stephen Abany,” he said. “They both had a long history of pro-gay activism, yet Romney didn’t hesitate to put them on the bench.”

“These are people who outrageously believe the postmodern notion that newfangled ‘gay rights’ trump our constitutionally guaranteed First Amendment rights,” he said.

Baldwin agreed, citing Romney’s statements about the two requirements he actually used when selecting judges.

“Romney did focus on two criteria: their legal experience and whether they would be tough on crime. In other words, the nominee could be a gay activist or a pro-big government, pro-quota, pro-gun control Democrat Party hack who detests every judicial principle treasured by our founding fathers,” Baldwin said. “But if he happens to be tough on crime and have prosecutorial experience, he gets past the Romney filter. Many of Romney’s nominees fit that description.”


How is it that so many of you pimping Romney are so ignorant of his record?
17 posted on 04/14/2012 11:32:10 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: i are a cowboy; risen_feenix
The problem with applying that quote to today's situation is that Hamilton's enemies still had the true best interest of the country at heart. They did not have an enemy who's obvious intention was to fundamentally dismantle what so many had worked and sacrificed to build. I would vote for a ham sandwich to replace our true enemy.

Prove your contention.

Bad assumption on your part.
18 posted on 04/14/2012 11:34:30 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
real Holy Spirit led spiritual revival can save my state.

Aren't we to have one last one? However, I don't think it going to change much in the country, evil will still be rampant but many lives will be changed. I could be wrong.

I think people, in general, are more 'dead' now - such gloom and a lack of caring. I mean people who are generally good folk - a change in them. Like everyone took one or two steps down. Like the bad got very bad. So it may not be just CA.

Actually, it follows the article. There was a time, one's word was their honor. Now they take and then will sell their soul to evil for some cash to deliberately deceive voters. Not that it effects some small town in anywhere USA. But USA itself.

Like how Barry got in, how many were paid off with favors or whatever or possibly some threatened not to address this or that. It's amazing how many only care about themselves and not our country that they were hired/elected to do. I just thought of something this......

2 Timothy 3

1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.

2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,

4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—

5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

19 posted on 04/14/2012 11:44:47 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SoConPubbie

However, Mr. Hamilton, in his wildest imagination, could never have anticipated the advent of this “Dear Leader!”


20 posted on 04/14/2012 11:58:46 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: SoConPubbie

The fatal mistake made here was in the assumption that there is one, or even two or three, leaders of the Tea Party....

I don’t give a damn about any formal “Tea Party”...to me, the Tea Party is a sentiment against current government - not a PAC, or a formal party, or an organization that is coalesced around some individual poser power-hungry opportunist.

We will vote - we will vote against RINOS, we will vote against Democrats, and we will vote against any form of appeasement or opportunist establishment.

I ‘trash’ bin every so-called Tea Party email I receive..


21 posted on 04/14/2012 12:03:30 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SoConPubbie

Thanks for the reminder.

Romney and his friends have bought much of the Tea Party and virtually all of the national “conservative” organizations people are familiar with.

Folks need to also realize that almost all of the so-called “Tea Party” congress-critters supported one plan or another to raise the debt ceiling by two and one half TRILLION dollars, just like John Boehner told them to do.

The vacuum of principled leadership in the formerly grand old party is almost total.

So, new leaders are going to have to be raised up from regular folks.

Can’t start too soon.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 12:03:50 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: jennings2004
However, Mr. Hamilton, in his wildest imagination, could never have anticipated the advent of this “Dear Leader!”

He just had gotten through putting it all on the line; his life, his family's life, his fortune, and his reputation against a tyrannical government.

I think he was fully aware of what could happen in the future.

That's why they designed a government of the people, by the people, and of the people whose focus was protecting individual liberaty.
23 posted on 04/14/2012 12:20:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; jennings2004
However, Mr. Hamilton, in his wildest imagination, could never have anticipated the advent of this “Dear Leader!”

That's why they designed a government of the people, by the people, and of the people whose focus was protecting individual liberaty.

No more excuses for that treacherous, back-stabbing, lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal Romney.

Not Obama is the Anti-Christ.

Not the world will end tomorrow if Obama is re-elected.

Not he was the Governor of an extremely left-wing state, he had no choice but to go along.

Not look what he is saying now and ignoring his actual record.

NO MAS!
24 posted on 04/14/2012 12:24:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: broken_arrow1

The GOPe probably had best polling that showed nobama was going down big-time and knowing “some” Repub was going to win, they wanted to hold their grip on the moeny. They knew that Sarah or Newt or Rick was not likely to tow their line and may instead upset the money cart.

Who better to keep them connected to the money than Romney?
Patriotism is one thing, that makes GOP slightly better than the left, but like most everything else, its all about the money.

They still have not locked down the nomination sure thing, someone like Newt or Sarah could still prevent a Mitt slamdunk. We should not give up.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 2:02:18 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: broken_arrow1

The GOPe probably had best polling that showed nobama was going down big-time and knowing “some” Repub was going to win, they wanted to hold their grip on the money. They knew that Sarah or Newt or Rick was not likely to tow their line and may instead upset the money cart.
Who better to connect them to the money than Romney?

They still have not locked down the nomination sure thing, someone like Newt or Sarah could still prevent a Mitt slamdunk.


26 posted on 04/14/2012 2:07:27 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: SoConPubbie
Not he was the Governor of an extremely left-wing state, he had no choice but to go along.

Notice that when Allen West and Newt were shifted into liberal districts by their enemies, they moved so they could run in a conservative district. They moved their bodies so they could help the conservative movement, they didn't move their policies so that they could hold onto power. That's what a real conservative does. Mitt ain't one of them and he ain't one of us.

27 posted on 04/14/2012 2:27:51 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: SoConPubbie


"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures."
- Alexander Hamilton


Great quote!
28 posted on 04/14/2012 2:33:43 PM PDT by khelus
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To: X-spurt
The GOPe probably had best polling that showed nobama was going down big-time and knowing “some” Repub was going to win, they wanted to hold their grip on the moeny. They knew that Sarah or Newt or Rick was not likely to tow their line and may instead upset the money cart.

OK. So the big money people are banking on Mitt. Why did the little people vote for Mitt and not the others?

Did the big money people fool the little people? How?

29 posted on 04/14/2012 4:43:21 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Did the big money people fool the little people? How?

Scare tactics and negative ads do wonders for affecting the sheeple. Open primaries finish it.

30 posted on 04/14/2012 4:45:34 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

You must have been sleeping through all the slime attacks by your friend in the Primaries. With Mitt milluiions, Mitt’s PAC, GOPe, FNC and a herd of pretend conservative talking heads bashing everyone except Mitt day and night, it fooled enough, but NOT ENOUGH YET.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 4:58:12 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh really? Moonbeam the same as Romney?


32 posted on 04/15/2012 12:05:02 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: SoConPubbie

So are you going to vote for Zero? Just wondering?


33 posted on 04/15/2012 12:06:42 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
OK. So the big money people are banking on Mitt. Why did the little people vote for Mitt and not the others?

Sorry, but you are wrong. Even with the lack of money that both Rick and Newt struggled with, Mitt has only garnered 41%, on average, of the vote.

The little people, the grassroots, the base, have not voted for that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal.
34 posted on 04/15/2012 12:20:22 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: tallyhoe
So are you going to vote for Zero? Just wondering?

Are you voting for that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal Romney?
35 posted on 04/15/2012 12:21:39 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: tallyhoe
Oh really? Moonbeam the same as Romney?

Well, let's see:

Brown is a socialist, more or less.

Romney has this record to recommend himself to conservatives:



Can you see the similiarities?

I sure can.

36 posted on 04/15/2012 12:23:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
Sorry, but you are wrong. Even with the lack of money that both Rick and Newt struggled with, Mitt has only garnered 41%, on average, of the vote.

The little people, the grassroots, the base, have not voted for that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal.

Primary Tracker

Delegate count so far: Romney, 664; Santorum, 285; Gingrich, 136; Paul, 51, Huntsman, 1 out of a total of 1137 cast to date. Romney has 664/1137 x 100 = 58.4 percent which is about the complement of your 41 percent. You need serious work on your math skills. If you can't understand the simple objective facts, an opinion about the more subjective speculations is highly suspect.

It's a mystery to many why Romney has done so well given the animus from sites such as Free Republic and other detractors of Mormons and Rinos. Republicans had a broad field of candidates. They had ample opportunities to see them talk. Romney certainly was not a champion of the Tea Party. The big money backers are only a tiny number of voters. So why is he winning? I suspect he appeals to the Republican electorate for two reasons. He has a strong image as a family man. He has business ken. these are two reasons he is way ahead of the others. The bigger question is will these two reasons matter much in November

37 posted on 04/15/2012 8:58:38 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: SoConPubbie

I will vote for anyone other than the Leftist Socialist Communist that is in the White House now! A none vote or a third party vote is like voting for Zero. We can not afford another 4 years of this A Hole in the WH. The next four years will be hell if he is re-elected. He already goes around congress......


38 posted on 04/15/2012 10:28:22 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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