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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 ^ | Steve Baldwin

Posted on 05/02/2012 10:24:58 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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Delaware; US: New York; US: South Carolina; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: christineodonnell; delaware; endorsements; gope; jasonchaffetz; johnleboutiller; newyork; nikkihaley; romney; southcarolina; utah
And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
 
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1 posted on 05/02/2012 10:25:02 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

et tu, Christine?

I’m surprised at her, especially since she got royally stabbed in the back by the party, in particular K Rove.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 10:36:52 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Forget the GOP and join the Constitution Party, because the status quo is no longer the way to go.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Then there’s Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a long-time favorite of tea-party activists

Chaffetz is mormon...didn't need to be bought off with money.

3 posted on 05/02/2012 10:58:03 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: SoConPubbie

It is called Pacification.

When we took a town in Germany during WW II we rounded up a few SS leaders and summarily shot them in public, then the rest seemed to get more pliable and tried to get along.

The GOPe play this game extremely well.
The DEMs have it down to a science.


4 posted on 05/02/2012 11:01:57 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Romney endorsed O’Donnell in her primary run against Castle.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 11:27:06 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: SoConPubbie

I can’t think of a single reason to “take Christine O’Donnell,” but are defections by TEA Party members numerous? I don’t keep up on their doings, and have (perhaps foolishly) assumed the defectors to be no more than ten percent of 2010 crop. Wrong? Thanks for any enlightenment.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 11:27:52 AM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I can’t think of a single reason to “take Christine O’Donnell,” but are defections by TEA Party members numerous? I don’t keep up on their doings, and have (perhaps foolishly) assumed the defectors to be no more than ten percent of 2010 crop. Wrong? Thanks for any enlightenment.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 11:28:18 AM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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To: SoConPubbie
LOL. You folks still do not get it. Romney is the nominee. There is no other choice other than Obama, so take your pick between those two. Any other talk is just not reality. I cannot understand why we keep seeing anti-Romney posts on here, unless it is from dimwits or democrats who are trying to discourage people from voting to oust Obama.
8 posted on 05/02/2012 11:36:29 AM PDT by HwyChile
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To: SoConPubbie
I'm a sovereign and free Citizen of the United States and a Tea Partier. I don't have or need a leader.

I need representatives and statesmen who will quietly do their taxpayer funded jobs and do so with minimal, or better yet, no government intrusion into my legitimate and honest enterprises.

Float a navy, make sure the courts have judges, and stay the f-f-heck out of the way. That's all I ask.

9 posted on 05/02/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: HwyChile

Does a “I’m not going to vote for Romney” post count as an “anti-Romney post”?

Just trying to figure out if I’m one of your “dimwits” or maybe not.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: HwyChile
I cannot understand why we keep seeing anti-Romney posts on here/

As I understand it, this is a Conservative site for Small Government, Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Anti-queer Conservatives. Romney and his supporters are identical to the kenyan and his people in that neither side of that same coin is for anything remotely Conservative.

Maybe Conservatism doesn't align with your agenda. If so, then why take up any more bandspace here, cheerleading for either of the queerloving gungrabbers?

11 posted on 05/02/2012 12:07:02 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: HwyChile

I foresee a heavy FR thunderstorm with intense lightning in your immediate future.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 12:12:16 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Obama/Romney math: 0+0=0)
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To: itsahoot
"When we took a town in Germany during WWII we rounded up a few SS leaders and summarily shot them in public...."

If you are going to lie to support your views, at least have the decency not to lie about the military.

In the extremely remote chance you are correct, please post the name of just one of those towns.

13 posted on 05/02/2012 12:38:36 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: SoConPubbie

Nothing shocking here. Candidates who receive support often return the favor. Why weren’t Santorum, Gingrich, and the other Presidential candidates out there trying to elect Republicans in 2010? Say what you will about Romney’s record on the issues, but it is hard to deny that he ran the most savvy campaign.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 12:48:29 PM PDT by Kevin C
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
“Romney endorsed O’Donnell in her primary run against Castle.”

If that's true, and I have no reason to doubt you, it seems odd that Rove immediately came out on FOX and went on a rant of how COD was too unqualified, inadequate, and inexperienced to represent Delaware. Especially since Romney was clearly in the good graces of Rove at that time (and apparently still is).

In addition, my understanding was that an O'Donnell ‘no’ vote on the impending obamacare legislation could have stopped it from becoming law, or at least put a significant wrench in the works. The Delaware senate seat was that important.

15 posted on 05/02/2012 1:42:50 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Forget the GOP and join the Constitution Party, because the status quo is no longer the way to go.)
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To: diogenes ghost
If you are going to lie to support your views, at least have the decency not to lie about the military.

It happened just because you find it distasteful doesn’t change it. I only have anecdotal accounts from family and friends that were there. We also shot unarmed prisoners whether you or I like it or not.

We don't document stuff like that, but there are plenty of examples of Germans doing exactly that, because they were above all, documentarians.

War is nasty business, it should not be a game like the ones we play now. Harry Truman and the Commies invented the Kings X warfare we currently use to get our brave men and women killed. To win a war, someone must surrender, MacCarthur was the last man to accept an unconditional surrender, and I expect her really was the last man.

16 posted on 05/02/2012 2:06:01 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: itsahoot
and I expect her really was the last man.

Danged autocorrect.

17 posted on 05/02/2012 2:12:51 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Jason Chaffetz has done a lot of good work for conservatives, Tea party members, and Republicans in the House of Representatives. He was one of the first several years ago to expose the thuggish tactics of the TSA. He is working with Darrell Issa to find Eric Holder in contempt of Congress (something Boehner is opposing, for whatever stupid reason.)


18 posted on 05/02/2012 5:21:22 PM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: itsahoot
"I only have anecdotal accounts from family and friends...."

And how do you like living in Tokyo, itsahootsan?

19 posted on 05/02/2012 5:55:08 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Utah Girl

So? He doesn’t need to be bought off by Romney. He would be in Romney’s camp purely because of their mormon roots. Can you prove otherwise?


20 posted on 05/02/2012 7:31:37 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: itsahoot

The children today just don’t have ANY idea of war.


21 posted on 05/02/2012 11:14:55 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: diogenes ghost
Made a few stops there, too crowded for me.

Wonder what the phrase "Remember Goliad means? I doubt it affected those guys in Texas.

22 posted on 05/03/2012 12:07:08 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: S.O.S121.500
Grownups either apparently. The PC infection is deep. When Major Hassan shot and killed all those troops in Fort Hood, it was just a work related incident.

When we left all those people to fend for themselves in the Pacific, some one made that decision. My brother in law survived the Bataan Death March. I doubt he was interested in taking any prisoners.

I know for a fact we were not seeking to take any prisoners when we took Iwo.

We fire boomed innocent Japanese and Germans on a daily basis. We bombed factories with civilian forced labor, and we bombed them to the ground.

Now we allow the enemy to hide as civilians among the population, before that we perfected the bombing of empty fields and established the Kings X line concept which let the enemy attack and then take safe haven. Thank you Harry and you did so well in WW I.

23 posted on 05/03/2012 12:19:54 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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