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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 04/26/2012 7:20:27 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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"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
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
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1 posted on 04/26/2012 7:20:35 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
For a few pieces of gold. The hole system is corrupt and run by satan.
2 posted on 04/26/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT by ivory49
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To: SoConPubbie
For a few pieces of gold. The hole system is corrupt and run by satan.
3 posted on 04/26/2012 7:26:20 AM PDT by ivory49
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To: ivory49

It doesn’t matter who they endorse...It matters how they vote.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 7:30:42 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: SoConPubbie

I think it is time for you to get over it and start focusing on the real enemy which is Obama.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 7:32:36 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: SoConPubbie
“He’s been consistent since he changed his mind.”

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6 posted on 04/26/2012 7:33:24 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ivory49

Money cannot buy everything, but it sure can—and does—buy politicians.

Only thing lower than a lawyer is one who cannot make it in private practice and goes into politics.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ivory49

The BOHICA Party strikes again.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had a two party system in America. Oh, and a free press while we’re at it.

I know, I know. Naive, dreamer, radical, jokester. But maybe, just maybe Romney will the instrument of change. If 0bambi steamrolls him and the PUBs lose the House, the resulting carnage will destroy the RINO faction of the BOHICA Party and we Conservatives can get an organization to represent us.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:55 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy; SoConPubbie

Which one Romney or BHO is:
pro abortion
pro homosexual agenda
pro gun grab
pro big government
pro welfare handouts
pro government mandates
pro man made global warming
Just asking.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 7:36:30 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Just remember - ABO.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 7:38:41 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: ivory49

What has become quite clear is that many politicians used the Tea Party movement to advance their own goals without any true allegiance to what the true Tea Party is all about.

In simpler terms, the Tea Party got played like a cheap violin.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 7:41:12 AM PDT by chromdome35 (To all who think this is a consipracy....)
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To: svcw

Both of them.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 7:41:20 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: SoConPubbie

She also claimed, “He’s been consistent since he changed his mind.”

I...uh...

just wow...people voted for this woman.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 7:41:20 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: SoConPubbie
The T.E.A. Party is a genuine grassroots movement that is motivated by core conservative principles.

I am sick of the so-called self-promoting T.E.A. Party leaders and Politicians who lie and deceive just to line their pockets or get some media attention.

The real T.E.A. Party will show itself in Nov., just as it did when we retook the house and almost took the senate.

14 posted on 04/26/2012 7:41:32 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I think it is time for you to get over it and start focusing on the real enemy which is Obama.

Sorry FRiend, Romney isn't my candidate.

I don't vote for lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberals, even if they have an 'R' next to their name and everyone is running around screaming the 'Sky is Falling'.
15 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:00 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: svcw

Only two of those issues will matter in the Election. Government Mandates and Global Warming. Both are costing jobs because they attack our Fossil Fuel Industries. On those issues, Romney will roll back Obama Mandates and increase production of fossil fuels through a comprehensive energy program. The other issues all are social and wont amount to a hill of beans in this election but although it wont effect the outcome, Romney is better than Obama on all of them


16 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:13 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I think it is time for you to get over it and start focusing on the real enemy which is Obama.

Oh, and BTW, why are you so bothered by the posting of the TRUTH about your boy Mitt ROmney?

Shouldn't you be proud of his record since you are supporting him?
17 posted on 04/26/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: TexasCajun

the real Tea party gets up and works every day 7 days a week

at least 25 states have active,effective, tea party organizations vettin house and senate candidates,

Tea Party efforts will take Barry down and you can quote me

lastly.....Sheriff Joe has a presser in a few weeks that will release the thunder that is Obama

and Sept 1st......all of you will see the Tea Party present our 2012 leaders


18 posted on 04/26/2012 7:47:35 AM PDT by advertising guy (I'm gonna learn how to cook carp and live to be 112 years old.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
The other issues all are social and wont amount to a hill of beans in this election

It's amazing how quickly Romney Republicans sweep the protection of life, liberty and the family, the primary reason we even have government, under the rug labeled "social."

It doesn't even mean anything.

Romney is better than Obama on all of them

Hogwash.

20 posted on 04/26/2012 7:48:16 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism. Even Jimmy Carter can be comfortable with it.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

How do you know Romney will roll back anything BHO has done? He has at least five positions on any given issue.
Sorry, I beleive that social issues are important.
Romney promoted cheap and free abortions, homosexual agendas, gun grabs, big government, mandates.......
I don’t see that Romney is better than BHO.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Free America52
Just remember - ABO.

Vote for Goode or evil wins.

22 posted on 04/26/2012 7:52:12 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: jhouston; SoConPubbie

It is just polite to ping someone when you mention them.
And yes, SoConPubbie, has criticized democrats, what do you think this thread is about, it’s about Romney.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 7:54:16 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: jhouston; SoConPubbie
Not much chance of SoConPubbie doing that. He has never criticized any democrat and it is unlikely he is going to criticize his boss (Obama). If he did, his buddies at democraticunderground and Dkos would likely drum him out of their club.

That post is totally unworthy of FR. A prime example of where Romney Republicanism leads.

24 posted on 04/26/2012 7:58:13 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism. Even Jimmy Carter can be comfortable with it.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
"I think it is time for you to get over it and start focusing on the real enemy which is Obama."

BINGO! Maybe we should stay focused on the task at hand.

BTW - is this conclusive that the Tea Party supporters mentioned are dropping their values, or might they be moving Romney further right in his thinking?

25 posted on 04/26/2012 7:59:04 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I think it is time for you to get over it and start focusing on the real enemy which is Obama.

We will still have those that never learn. Romney must kick the dictator King Obama out or America is really finished. Some idiots never learn that sometimes we have to pick the lesser of two evils or we go in the trash. To act like a child is foolish. We must get behind the R no matter who he is. Newt was the only real chance and we lost him.

26 posted on 04/26/2012 7:59:24 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Old Retired Army Guy; SoConPubbie

Yeah...you need to get over your positions on killing babies, socialized healthcare, tyrannical government mandates, and gun control....and support Romney. /sarcasm


27 posted on 04/26/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: SoConPubbie

He ISN’t “My Boy”. I said at the start of this thing I would support Mickey Mouse against Obama. Romney wasn’t one of my choices, but he is what we got. Wheteher or not he is better than Mickey Mouse, I don’t care. I fear for the future of this Nation under Obama and am willing to work hard to get rid of him. The only remaining alternative is Romney. Not voting for him is a vote for Obama. Hopefully, we can have a Senate and a House next year that will support a conservative agenda.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 8:02:10 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: vmivol00; EternalVigilance; svcw; Old Retired Army Guy

Thanks Guys.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 8:05:24 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: svcw

Social issues are important, but wont play a role in THIS election. “It’s all about the economy and we are NOT stupid”.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 8:06:22 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Logical me

“We must get behind the R no matter who he is. “

Yeah...you must get behind the R candidate regardless of their positions on the issues. Who cares what they believe in? That stuff doesn’t matter anymore. We need more mindless, soulless supporters. /sarcasm


31 posted on 04/26/2012 8:06:44 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Free America52
Just remember - ABO.

Just remember - ABO/ABR.

32 posted on 04/26/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I wish the cold case posse would have enough on Obama to open an investigation or empanel a grand jury and find him ineligible in Nov. Then a third party would have a chance.

A full length feature film of it’s findings by some indy producer would be a plus. Or at least a CD version, available for purchase and to share.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 8:11:30 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: vmivol00
Yeah...you must get behind the R candidate regardless of their positions on the issues. Who cares what they believe in? That stuff doesn’t matter anymore. We need more mindless, soulless supporters. /sarcasm

Its pretty obvious that the GOP is dying because so few voters have any integrity these days.
34 posted on 04/26/2012 8:14:20 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: Logical me

Translation: or if Obama gets back in, look for a second American revolution take place in the next few years.


35 posted on 04/26/2012 8:27:31 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SoConPubbie

And those from the “I’ll hold my nose crowd” are just as responsible for perpetuating this evil.

Santorum 2012


36 posted on 04/26/2012 8:29:46 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
He ISN’t “My Boy”. I said at the start of this thing I would support Mickey Mouse against Obama. Romney wasn’t one of my choices, but he is what we got. Wheteher or not he is better than Mickey Mouse, I don’t care. I fear for the future of this Nation under Obama and am willing to work hard to get rid of him. The only remaining alternative is Romney. Not voting for him is a vote for Obama. Hopefully, we can have a Senate and a House next year that will support a conservative agenda.

You are supporting him on a site devoted to conservative principles whose owner has said there will be no promoting of Romney.

You are badgering others to vote for Romney.

That makes him your boy. You own him and his record.
37 posted on 04/26/2012 8:32:51 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: jhouston
Not much chance of SoConPubbie doing that. He has never criticized any democrat and it is unlikely he is going to criticize his boss (Obama). If he did, his buddies at democraticunderground and Dkos would likely drum him out of their club.

Wow, another Romney supporting lying about a conservative.

I guess we can't expect much more from Romney supporters since their guy does this all the time, like lying about Newt, lying about Cain, lying about Santorum, and constantly lying and covering up his own record.

I guess the nuts really don't fall too far from the tree, do they.
38 posted on 04/26/2012 8:35:23 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: RIghtwardHo
And those from the “I’ll hold my nose crowd” are just as responsible for perpetuating this evil.

More so.

Since it is their enablement of the GOP-E and their usage of propaganda and lies covering for a lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal that allowed Romney to win and if he becomes President, destroy the GOP as a home for conservatives.

They are actually hastening the destruction of the GOP.
39 posted on 04/26/2012 8:37:49 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
Romney -- The ineligible author of ObamaCARE
and WORST GOVERNOR IN HISTORY.

Here are the facts from CATO.


MITT ROMNEY - THE PROVEN BAD GOVERNOR

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]

40 posted on 04/26/2012 8:38:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: NTHockey

Uh, I think we already tried that in 2008, and look where we are now. Why would this time be any different?


41 posted on 04/26/2012 8:39:59 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Yeah, what you said. I’m still scratching my head over the primaries. I had high hopes, given that we had a few conservatives in the field. One by one. they were picked apart by the media, leaving us with the likes of Romney. As a Texan, the nomination is pretty much a done deal before we even get to vote.

My nose is still out of joint from holding it and pulling the voting booth lever (I haven’t felt good about casting a vote since Reagan), but I will do ‘er again.


42 posted on 04/26/2012 8:49:54 AM PDT by Rockhound (My dog ate my tagline)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

The “lesser of the evils” is still evil.


43 posted on 04/26/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: chromdome35

I dunno, I think the Tea Party was not so much about supporting specific politicians as about dethroning incumbents.

We knew some of the candidates would prove to be mushy later on. Our philosophy back then as I recall was: fine, in a few years we’ll throw them out too.


44 posted on 04/26/2012 8:56:05 AM PDT by Claud
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To: SoConPubbie

bfl


45 posted on 04/26/2012 9:11:17 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Social issue may not be important to you, they are important to millions.
We are not stupid, and understand that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is important, social and economic issues are not mutually exclusive.


46 posted on 04/26/2012 9:19:51 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Rockhound; Old Retired Army Guy
Yeah, what you said. I’m still scratching my head over the primaries. I had high hopes, given that we had a few conservatives in the field. One by one. they were picked apart by the media, leaving us with the likes of Romney. As a Texan, the nomination is pretty much a done deal before we even get to vote.

They weren't picked apart by the media so much as Mitt Romney spent millions lying about their character and their record.

Why do you think conservatives despise Mitt Romney?

It's the combination of his left-wing, Progressive Liberal record as Governor and his consistent in-your-face lying about that record and his opponents in the primary.
47 posted on 04/26/2012 9:46:53 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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48 posted on 04/26/2012 9:54:06 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: ichabod1

Doing nothing is not an option. Since money seems to be the only thing these lying POSs understand, why not a SuperPAC that gives money on condition - no tax increases, no fee increases, massive spending cuts, no abortion, no amnesty and no apologies?

In other words, a contract, fully enforceable in a court of law. You give the money in exchange for services to be rendered. No service, you pay. That’s one way.

Another way is to stop holding your nose to vote. Another way is to change party affiliations after the primaries to “Independent”, or as they say in Delaware, “Decline”.

The massive behemoth that has become the federal government must be cut drastically and drastic measures are needed. This country is too big to be governed as the Founding Fathers envisioned.


49 posted on 04/26/2012 10:57:38 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Please explain why you think Romney could possibly be better for us than Obama. I see no meaningful difference.


50 posted on 04/26/2012 11:12:59 AM PDT by GingisK
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