Skip to comments.'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs
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 ODonnell, for example. ODonnell 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, Hes been consistent since he changed his mind.
One wonders if the $5,000 ODonnell received in 2010 from Romneys 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 Romneys various PACs over the last few years, more than any other gubernatorial candidate.
Then theres 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 Romneys money since he received almost
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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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Scare tactics and negative ads do wonders for affecting the sheeple. Open primaries finish it.
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.
Oh really? Moonbeam the same as Romney?
So are you going to vote for Zero? Just wondering?
The little people, the grassroots, the base, have not voted for that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal.
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
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......