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GOP elite holds off the tea partiers.
Politico ^ | April 21, 2012 | James Hohmann

Posted on 04/22/2012 8:24:01 PM PDT by true believer forever

The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution.

The tricorne-hat wearing, Gadsden-flag waving insurgents were nowhere near the Republican National Committee’s annual meeting of state chairman, which wrapped up at a posh resort here Saturday afternoon.

Instead, veteran party leaders — who wore business suits even in the 100-degree heat — reigned supreme.

The 2012 meeting of the Republican national command shows just how little has actually changed in the Grand Old Party since the tea-party movement helped Republicans capture the U.S. House majority two years ago and announced that they were a powerful force in American politics.

While tea-party activists have won county chairmanships and seats on state central committees, few (if any) activists have clinched slots on the Republican Party’s 168-member governing committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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KEYWORDS: gope; newt; teaparty
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To: upsdriver

You’re right!!! Both Rush and Sarah said that Newt is an imperfect vessel but however an imperfect vessel that can help us - conservatives and Tea Party by fighting and standing up to Mitt until we can take this thing to the convention


51 posted on 04/22/2012 10:34:09 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: true believer forever; SaraJohnson

Thanks very much to you and SaraJohnson!


52 posted on 04/22/2012 10:40:49 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: All
Graphic by Lady Jag!

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53 posted on 04/22/2012 10:43:36 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 09Patriot

According to the latest Fox News Poll in Ohio, which is a swing state, 73 percent of registered voters that identify themselves as Tea Party members would vote for Mitt Romney and 66 percent of them have a favorable opinion of him. It’s clear that he has a lot of support from Tea Party members and, since it’s still early, could still attract more when he starts campaigning for the general election.

What do you think of that?


54 posted on 04/22/2012 10:48:58 PM PDT by dupree
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To: mirkwood
newt has been the establishment since he was born

I think mitt peed on any common sense you had - one couldn't be this clueless even with one working cell in their brain.

55 posted on 04/22/2012 10:57:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: dupree
According to the latest Fox News Poll in Ohio, which is a swing state, 73 percent of registered voters that identify themselves as Tea Party members would vote for Mitt Romney and 66 percent of them have a favorable opinion of him. It’s clear that he has a lot of support from Tea Party members and, since it’s still early, could still attract more when he starts campaigning for the general election.

What do you think of that?


I've heard of Fox News. Weren't they the ones who claimed to be "Fair and Balanced" before the jumped in the tank for Mitt?
56 posted on 04/22/2012 10:58:02 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: true believer forever
The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution.

The election hasn't been held yet, and even if Romney wins the nomination, AND the election, there might be even more Tea Party types in the House and Senate come Jan. of 2013. THAT would be the ultimate poke in the eye to the elites.

57 posted on 04/22/2012 10:59:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: onyx

Thank YOU for working so hard at fund raising for Free Republic!


58 posted on 04/22/2012 11:04:30 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: true believer forever

“Instead, veteran party leaders — who wore business suits even in the 100-degree heat — reigned supreme.”

How very like the American Left to put form over substance.


59 posted on 04/22/2012 11:11:00 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Billthedrill
Clearly the GOPe considers the Tea Party movement not ready for national prime time, and perhaps they are correct.

LOL! The corrupt GOPe who has a LIBERAL as their candidate and that candidate lying/trashing the WeThePeople candidate is correct when they say the TP is not ready for prime time??? What the freak would you think the big gov't elite would say!! They aren't correct but no one would expect anything different from them - they would rather forget 2010 and have the truly clueless agree with them.

60 posted on 04/22/2012 11:11:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 867V309

“Tell that to Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch.”

And Luger.


61 posted on 04/22/2012 11:11:50 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: true believer forever; All

The GOP didn’t become the RAT party lite overnight & we will not drag it back kicking & screaming from the path of socialism , sodomy & surrender overnight or in just one election cycle !

Keep the faith in your fellow citizens who actually give a shit about the Constitution& keep working & hounding the bastard in Washington D.C. .

We will have to literally grind them down ,yes it will take time but that is what must be done . We are in this for the sake of our children & their children ! It is going to be a long drawn out forced march to overcome the “Old Guard “ of the party but it is the only way .


62 posted on 04/22/2012 11:14:44 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: onyx

Thanks for that - I just made it into an email and passed it around.


63 posted on 04/22/2012 11:23:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SaraJohnson

Thank you for your loyal support and your wonderful participation!

I think you’re one of our truly best! Always great insights from you!


64 posted on 04/22/2012 11:25:57 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: presently no screen name

WOW! Good on you!
Thanks very much!!


65 posted on 04/22/2012 11:26:42 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: presently no screen name; SaraJohnson; true believer forever; Bikkuri
Bikkuri made a colorized version!
66 posted on 04/22/2012 11:30:06 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: bossmechanic
Obumo getting reelected makes everything suck worse.

You sound like mitt getting the nomination would prevent that!! That is the BIGGEST LIE - Check out Post #38 - and open your eyes. You will be guaranteed to get obama and you now will have the downfall of America on your hands! Everything about his campaign has been a LIE and he is a KNOWN LIAR! Believing the hype - says you believe con men openly and willingly.

67 posted on 04/22/2012 11:38:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: true believer forever

K?

Eff em.

F*/-**ers.

I will never send RNC thin nickel or single dime.

Hoes...


68 posted on 04/23/2012 12:43:13 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: true believer forever
The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution.

Tell that to Bammy the dog eating slammy.

I will NOT VOTE FOR A BABY KILLER!

69 posted on 04/23/2012 12:51:29 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Vendome
K?

Eff em.

F*/-**ers.

I will never send RNC thin nickel or single dime.

Hoes...

Okey dokey, would you like to send Newt some money then? He could surely use it, even some thin nickels, and a bunch of dimes...

www.newt.org/donate

I liked your pithy post a lot :)

70 posted on 04/23/2012 1:05:22 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: rawcatslyentist
The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution.

Tell that to Bammy the dog eating slammy.

I will NOT VOTE FOR A BABY KILLER!

Have you considered Newt? Everyone in the establishment hates him, they hate him a lot. He would bust up DC bigtime and put the big boys in their place...

would you be interested in helping Newt get to tampa?

71 posted on 04/23/2012 1:08:41 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: INVAR
I’ve signed my Declaration of Independence from the Ruling Class GOP-e. They can pound sand.

Me too.

72 posted on 04/23/2012 1:39:53 AM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: Nebr FAL owner
yes it will take time but that is what must be done There isn't time. We must destroy them now.
73 posted on 04/23/2012 1:58:21 AM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: true believer forever
I voted for him in La.

The best we can do is pray. G_d is our only hope.

74 posted on 04/23/2012 2:19:12 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: true believer forever

After this election there may not be a GOP.


75 posted on 04/23/2012 3:52:07 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: true believer forever

I am sure the Whigs felt the same smug way in the early 1850’s......


76 posted on 04/23/2012 3:55:41 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: true believer forever
I AM NO LONGER A republiCON. I will NEVER vote for mitt. These #^$^)#&% cannot win without "US"... and "US" will never vote for mitt. I was right all along... if America survives... the GOP and the dims must not. We need a true Conservative party and we will have one... even if we have to build it on top of the rotting carcass of the republiCON nightmare. FU gop/e and any stupid idiot that supports you. VOTE for the Conservatives in the gop... shun the leftist republiCONS... they are not moderates... they are GOD-less creatures of the left.

LLS

77 posted on 04/23/2012 4:02:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: dupree
I think that faux news is a subsidiary of the gop/e and they will manufacture and lie to promote the ideology of rupert murdoch and roger ailes (romney)... and their past is all the proof a thinking person needs to arrive at this conclusion.

LLS

78 posted on 04/23/2012 4:08:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: true believer forever

Dream on Democrats.


79 posted on 04/23/2012 4:24:25 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: lu shissler

“The GOP elite can take full blame for this whole debacle.”

Whether in the end it works out for Obama or Romney in the WH....for the GOP-e....and their owners/masters...it will be fine


80 posted on 04/23/2012 4:39:38 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: dupree
Mitt Romney and 66 percent of them have a favorable opinion of him. It’s clear that he has a lot of support from Tea Party members and, since it’s still early, could still attract more when he starts campaigning for the general election. What do you think of that?

flawed poll I wasnt polled no one I know was polled, how many romney signs or newt signs do I see in my area 0 too many to count ron paul signs

81 posted on 04/23/2012 4:46:27 AM PDT by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: 09Patriot

God bless Ron Paul. I don’t know how he can see domestic issues so clearly, and not see the threat of islam.


82 posted on 04/23/2012 4:52:56 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: LibLieSlayer; 09Patriot; 867V309

It’s not only the Fox News Poll, but others have Romney gaining support from the Tea Party, some of them in the upper 60-70 percent range. If you don’t want to believe the polls you would still have to admit that Tea Party members ARE supporting and voting for Romney. They have a high interest in the election and are not staying home. And a lot of them are not voting for Newt or else he would be in the lead.


83 posted on 04/23/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT by dupree
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To: dupree
The TEA Party was never a republican movement nor was it soley a Conservative movement. Now when you can produce some real data from the South that shows that Conservatives are backing romney... then I will pay attention and start calling my brethren out for their mistake.

LLS

84 posted on 04/23/2012 6:38:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: dupree
The TEA Party was never a republican movement nor was it solely a Conservative movement. Now when you can produce some real data from the South that shows that Conservatives are backing romney... then I will pay attention and start calling my brethren out for their mistake.

LLS

85 posted on 04/23/2012 6:38:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

unfortunately I think some tea party members may lack some principles, after all some wanted a drastic reduction in fed gov but you better not touch medicare/ss. And I am thinking they are more of the anyone but Obama, they are scared of another term and actually think they bring romney around kicking and scream..well they tried that with Boehner and the senate its not working out too good.


86 posted on 04/23/2012 9:09:57 AM PDT by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: tommix2

There is time it will not be pleasant doing the hard work but the alternative you advocate leads to nothing but ruin . The GOP elites got their by being able to work within the party.

Doing the destroy them now leads to bad blood in the party & that leads to defeat at the polls. Work needs to be done to convince the people that are represented by the party elitists that they are not being served they will do what must be done dubious attempts at black bag operations /smears will only hurt the effort.


87 posted on 04/23/2012 9:27:58 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: 09Patriot
The gop/e will NEVER change direction of this Republic's slam hard to port... they will just let out the sails a bit and slow down the decades long march to communism.

LLS

88 posted on 04/23/2012 9:31:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
definitely the gop is the frog in boiling pot saying well we just wont raise the temp any higher we can take it! why mitt or newt will even make it a little bearable with incenses and Jacuzzi jets!
89 posted on 04/23/2012 9:37:29 AM PDT by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: true believer forever

I’m into Newt for a little over a grand I think.

Been donating every other week.


90 posted on 04/23/2012 12:49:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: true believer forever

Thanks, you are to kind.


91 posted on 04/24/2012 5:55:57 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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