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Tea Party Warms To Romney
Talking Points Memo ^ | 4/18/12 | Kyle Leighton

Posted on 04/18/2012 5:02:41 AM PDT by Haiku Guy

One chunk of the Republican electorate has proved an incredibly fickle voting bloc, denying party unity while the nominating process dragged on. It’s the same group of conservative voters that went from candidate to candidate, looking for an alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Now, out of options, it seems that those who identify themselves as tea party supporters are finally coming home to the presumptive nominee.

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KEYWORDS: bow2rinoromney; carter4romney; clinton4romney; obama4romney; romney; romneydirtytrick; romneyfakepolls; romneylies; soros4romney; teaparty
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To: Haiku Guy

Uh. . . no.











And if I still haven't made myself clear. . .


101 posted on 04/18/2012 6:21:41 AM PDT by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

Romney seems to be a lukewarm liberal, willing to speak and vote against his weekly held liberal opinions in order to get fame and power. I don’t think he cares enough about his liberal tendencies to implement them in the face of opposition.
A flip-flopping lukewarm liberal trying to masquerade as a conservative is much better than a true believing socialist willing to implement unpopular policies.


102 posted on 04/18/2012 6:21:57 AM PDT by conejo99
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To: Haiku Guy

Sniff sniff sniff... smells like bovine excrement to me.

LLS


103 posted on 04/18/2012 6:23:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: Haiku Guy
I will not vote for a pro-abortion, gun-control freak, big government socialist.

FUBO.

FUMR.

FUHG.

104 posted on 04/18/2012 6:24:52 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Haiku Guy

I don’t play the Powerball, although I once did on a regular basis. At this point, I pay my bills and my financial debts the best I can, by the sweat of my brow.

And just as I can write a check, I can write in the name Newt Gingrich on a ballot. Payback to the RINO elitists.

I feel liberated just thinking about it.


105 posted on 04/18/2012 6:25:07 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Haiku Guy

Anderson’s Law: A poll given out for free to the public is intended to advance the agenda of the organization paying for it.


106 posted on 04/18/2012 6:27:16 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Haiku Guy
But the first step is holding our nose and voting for Ford Bush Dole Bush McCain Mitt.

FUMR.

FUGOP.

107 posted on 04/18/2012 6:28:21 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: bfree

Your use of uppercase, and thusly shouting, is not called for in this reply. With a candidate as far-left as Mitt Romney, good people can have valid differences with your opinion.


108 posted on 04/18/2012 6:28:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

You’re a little bit further down the road than me, FReind. I respect where you’re coming from, though.


109 posted on 04/18/2012 6:28:40 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kenmcg

Of course!!!!


110 posted on 04/18/2012 6:30:49 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has nowuwon the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: DManA
Anderson’s Law: A poll given out for free to the public is intended to advance the agenda of the organization paying for it.

A good rule to remember.

111 posted on 04/18/2012 6:33:39 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Haiku Guy
"I don’t know why you had to inject race into this discussion. I think the vast majority of people here oppose Obama for reasons entirely unrelated to race."

I didn't inject "race" into this discussion shill. You did. I agree that the vast majority of the people here on FR oppose obomba for the exact same reasons we oppose romney. By you not presenting any evidence that there are any differences between the two the only thing left for a thinking individual to do for themselves is to examine the obvious. Obviously their politics are exactly the same so aside from the fact that the rino romney has a R after his name while obomba has a D, the only differences I can see are 1- their ages and 2- their race. I noticed you didn't mention the point I made about their ages. Why is that? First you infer that I am a racist. Why stop there? Why are you not calling me an ageist as well? Is age discrimination not on your politically correct chart of reasons to object to valid points?

Point is you cannot show us any differences between obomba and romney except their ages, race and oh yeah... their religion although... both are members of huge cults.

Bottom line. Romney cannot beat obomba in a general election. You thought McSkidmark lost bad?! Wait and see what happens to romney if he is our nominee. Tea partiers are NOT warming up to obomney by any stretch of the imagination.

112 posted on 04/18/2012 6:34:02 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

You’ve been here three months, and you’re already snitching...pu**y.


113 posted on 04/18/2012 6:36:30 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Haiku Guy

I will not put the reputation of the Republican Party over the health of the USA. If the choices are dog crap and spam, I still want to be involved in the decision.


114 posted on 04/18/2012 6:36:33 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: Lazamataz

Anyway, voting for a third party is only half a vote for Obama. Basic math.

Hey, I don’t like this sandwich any more than the next guy. And I, too, note the suspicious odors coming from between the slices of bread.

But the game has been played and we lost. Now it is time to deal with the short term consequences.

Long term... We gotta figure out a way to stop losing this game, or find a game we can win.


115 posted on 04/18/2012 6:38:26 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Haiku Guy

Not this TEA party supporter
No Romney


116 posted on 04/18/2012 6:39:36 AM PDT by kidd
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To: bfree
"Then you are a fool. Obama must go and I don’t care if it is Charlie Sheen running against him.

You voting for obami by a 3rd party vote is exactly THE SAME THING AS PULLING THE LEVER FOR OBAMI.
"

Learn to read einstein. Go back. Read my posts and learn. I never mentioned a "3rd party" and for the record, a vote for either obomba or romney is "THE SAME THING AS PULLING THE LEVER FOR OBOMNEY."

Learn this reality and stop shilling for a loser.

JMHO

117 posted on 04/18/2012 6:41:07 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
So you bring up race, and I note that you bring up race... and I'm the racist for not bringing up race in the first place?

Ooooookay....

118 posted on 04/18/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SouthTexas

“sadly we seem to be in the minority here.”

Thank God you are in the minority here and thank God that this is a place where folks still believe principle means something. Romney is a liberal, principled conservatives do not vote for liberals.


119 posted on 04/18/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: INVAR

well you could be right there. Romney is a chameleon that is for sure.

But you know, even George Soros will be like the Bible says, burned like grass, before we know it. You will go looking for the evil ones but they will be gone.


120 posted on 04/18/2012 6:42:47 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
Point is you cannot show us any differences between obomba and romney

(1) Partial birth abortion - obama voted to leave babies surviving an abortion on the cutting room floor. (2) Black Liberation Theology and his disdain for white people. That automatically puts you in the back of the bus.

121 posted on 04/18/2012 6:43:30 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Like Michael Savage says (he who is banned in Britain eye roll) “It’s a shell game, no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats.”


122 posted on 04/18/2012 6:44:34 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Who is HG


123 posted on 04/18/2012 6:46:08 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Haiku Guy

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not at all in favor of voting for (R)Money, but I understand those who would.


124 posted on 04/18/2012 6:47:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: EEGator
"You’ve been here three months, and you’re already snitching...pu**y."

LOL... Who's "snitching" tough guy hiding behind your monitor? I guarantee you wouldn't be so bold in person.

Go back to popping your pimples and playing with yourself. Leave the serious discussions to the grown ups k?!

125 posted on 04/18/2012 6:47:28 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

Voting ABO, and you are prolly a DU troll Obama helmet washer.


126 posted on 04/18/2012 6:52:08 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: montanajoe

Now looky heah, Montana ( you on the Idaho Line? Been to Montana Cafe?)
principle is all well and good and you may be right
But Obama MUST be voted out

How best to accomplish that? Eh? eh??

By staying home? Well, maybe if you are praying.

I just wish I could invent a new voting machine that wasn’t so prone to registering dead people’s vote and multiple votes from the same “voter”, can you do that?

Or what will you do to actually fight for your country?


127 posted on 04/18/2012 6:52:29 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Some guy who’s insisting we must vote for a pro-abortion, gun-control freak, big government socialist.


128 posted on 04/18/2012 6:53:03 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: EEGator

Easy now Gator, you’ll give yourself a headache


129 posted on 04/18/2012 6:53:39 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jersey117
"Point is you cannot show us any differences between obomba and romney

(1) Partial birth abortion - obama voted to leave babies surviving an abortion on the cutting room floor. (2) Black Liberation Theology and his disdain for white people. That automatically puts you in the back of the bus.
"

1) As governor romney did nothing to stop the practice of infanticide and as president he wouldn't do anything more than obomba did to stop infanticide. 2) Seriously? Have you read the book of mormon? Studied their history? Have you lived amongst them? Do you honestly think their teachings are any different than the teachings of the Black Liberation theologists? Does your ignorance know no bounds?

130 posted on 04/18/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

Well, I self-reported Abuse, and this thread is still here. So I guess the mods have no problem with it.

I understand why people aren’t happy with this. I’m not happy with it, either.


131 posted on 04/18/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Haiku Guy

Although you have some folks disagreeing with you here, I’m confident most agree with me on this - your tagline is pretty funny LOL


132 posted on 04/18/2012 6:57:01 AM PDT by hillarynot (I play in Peoria)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Hey, you can vote for whomever you want. Or don’t. Free country, and all that.


133 posted on 04/18/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Haiku Guy
-----------------------------

FAIL BALLOT

( ) Barack Obama

( ) Mitt Romney

(pick one)

_______________________________

Fixed it for you.

134 posted on 04/18/2012 6:58:26 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

Yes Black liberation theology encompasses anti-white propaganda mixing a black version of christianity with Islam. It call for violence against all whites you know the very people that created this country and most of the science, and technological advancements throughout human history. I am against it 100% and against anyone that defends it.


135 posted on 04/18/2012 6:58:52 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Haiku Guy

You’re the one who has given up.

You are a coward among courageous people who still believe in America as she was founded.

You ought not so abuse Jim Robinson.


136 posted on 04/18/2012 6:59:47 AM PDT by .30Carbine (God bless you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding)
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To: Haiku Guy
I understand why people aren’t happy with this. I’m not happy with it, either.

But not so unhappy that your willing to shill for a socialist to a seemingly vanquished group of conservatives...

137 posted on 04/18/2012 7:00:00 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
Does your ignorance know no bounds?

You, your family, your property and everything you hold dear truly deserve another four, five or more years of obama, his radical czars, his EPA and his black panthers. To use your reasoning: That'll teach them a lesson. Giving up and leaving the asylum.

138 posted on 04/18/2012 7:01:35 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: bfree
You voting for obami by a 3rd party vote is exactly THE SAME THING AS PULLING THE LEVER FOR OBAMI.

And, strangely enough, voting for Romney is exactly the same thing as pulling the lever for Obami.

Or do you actually think President Romney will stand up to Obami's minions in the press and Congress?

Sheeeyit.

139 posted on 04/18/2012 7:02:31 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: TADSLOS

I am not shilling for Mitt Romney.

I have said that he is less evil than Barack Obama, and I will stand by that statement.


140 posted on 04/18/2012 7:02:33 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Haiku Guy

Exactly right. If conservatives in general are similar to those on this forum, they (and we) never united behind a candidate.

Every single one was nitpicked and/or destroyed.

If we’d stuck with Rick Perry, he would be the candidate and we would have a conservative, attractive, likeable guy who could win easily.

But no, he couldn’t debate, he this, he that.

Now we have our last choice and it’s basically our fault.

I’ll be voting for Romney (while wishing it were Perry)


141 posted on 04/18/2012 7:05:05 AM PDT by altura
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
Just check my posting history and you will find that I am a solid conservative, but I'm also a realist. This is a war between freedom and slavery and this election is only one battle. Not every battle ends the way you want, but letting Obama back into office is equivalent to losing the war.

If you do not vote for the only candidate with a chance of beating Obama then you are the problem, not the solution.

142 posted on 04/18/2012 7:05:26 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Haiku Guy
The antidote to either an Urkel or Romney presidency is to elect a huge contingent of Tea Partiers so neither one gets anything destructive to sign.

Nobody actually expects Romney to vigorously push for Conservative ideas do they?

Seriesly. Nobody's that stoopit.

143 posted on 04/18/2012 7:05:40 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: TheGunny

The 2010 Tea Party movement was real and shows that when Americans feel they have been played for fools that they can turn the establishment upside down.

If 2010 had not happened, then yes my statements would be delusional. But it did happen so my statements are plausible. Whether or not they are likely now cannot be judged now because the emotional passions of 2010 are not on the radar. The question is whether those passions can be inflamed by finding out Obama’s forger has been arrested or a warrant is issued to arrest the forger. I think there is a chance this will happen and I think if it inflames the voters, then the entire political establishment will be on the hot seat.


144 posted on 04/18/2012 7:09:42 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: montanajoe

Sorry you feel that way.

Vaya con Dios.


145 posted on 04/18/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: 6ppc

As I stated in my previous post, it was conservatives who failed to unite and we can’t blame it on the Republican party or the media.

A lot of us piddled around expecting to vote for Palin.

When she opted not to run, some ran blindly (and stupidly) to a likeable but totally unqualified and fatally flawed Herman Cain.

From then on we kicked one after another under the bus on some petty stuff we didn’t like about this one or that one.

Don’t blame the Republican Party and don’t blame the media.

We made a huge mistake, but let’s not make another one by voting for Obama.

Every day Obama’s behavior becomes more erratic and egregious and his planned tyranny more obvious.

If you can’t bring yourself to vote for the Republican candidate because you don’t ‘like’ him, and you think you are teaching someone a ‘lesson,’ you are so foolish I can’t even find words to describe it.


146 posted on 04/18/2012 7:16:35 AM PDT by altura
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To: bfree

No, it isn’t. Only a vote for Obama is the same thing as a vote for Obama.


147 posted on 04/18/2012 7:16:55 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: 6ppc
If you do not vote for the only candidate with a chance of beating Obama then you are the problem, not the solution.

And praytell which candidate would that be?

Would that be the guy with virtually the same record as Obama and the guy whom the propaganda State-Run Media AND Obama CHOSE as the nominee to run against???

I'm already sick to death of this shill-meme being vomited forth as some kind of wisdom.

We 'aint voting for either of these creeps. We're voting for a Conservative, PERIOD.

At least I'll have a clean conscience before God with my principles intact.

148 posted on 04/18/2012 7:17:38 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Texas Eagle
The antidote to either an Urkel or Romney presidency is to elect a huge contingent of Tea Partiers so neither one gets anything destructive to sign.

I agree. The thing to do in this cycle is to win as many seats as possible in Congress, to stop the liberal legislation that either Romney or Obama would be all too happy to sign.

In my opinion, one important difference between Romney and Obama is that I don't see Romney abusing his executive authority to advance the liberal agenda the same way Obama has.

149 posted on 04/18/2012 7:20:59 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: altura
If you can’t bring yourself to vote for the Republican candidate because you don’t ‘like’ him, and you think you are teaching someone a ‘lesson,’ you are so foolish I can’t even find words to describe it.

Agreed. Thank God there are a few of us with level heads!

150 posted on 04/18/2012 7:22:30 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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