Skip to comments.'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs
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 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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It doesn’t matter who they endorse...It matters how they vote.
I think it is time for you to get over it and start focusing on the real enemy which is Obama.
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.
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.
Which one Romney or BHO is:
pro homosexual agenda
pro gun grab
pro big government
pro welfare handouts
pro government mandates
pro man made global warming
Just remember - ABO.
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.
Both of them.
She also claimed, Hes been consistent since he changed his mind.
just wow...people voted for this woman.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Vote for Goode or evil wins.
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.
That post is totally unworthy of FR. A prime example of where Romney Republicanism leads.
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?
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.
Yeah...you need to get over your positions on killing babies, socialized healthcare, tyrannical government mandates, and gun control....and support Romney. /sarcasm
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.
Social issues are important, but wont play a role in THIS election. “It’s all about the economy and we are NOT stupid”.
“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
Just remember - ABO/ABR.
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.
Translation: or if Obama gets back in, look for a second American revolution take place in the next few years.
And those from the “I’ll hold my nose crowd” are just as responsible for perpetuating this evil.
Here are the facts from CATO.
"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.]
Uh, I think we already tried that in 2008, and look where we are now. Why would this time be any different?
Yeah, what you said. Im 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 havent felt good about casting a vote since Reagan), but I will do er again.
The “lesser of the evils” is still evil.
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.
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.
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.
Please explain why you think Romney could possibly be better for us than Obama. I see no meaningful difference.