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Mitt Romney Better Move to Right, Says Emboldened Tea Party
ABC ^ | Aug. 1, 2012 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN

Posted on 08/01/2012 2:10:00 PM PDT by xzins

The stunning Texas victory of Ted Cruz, a young Tea Party-backed Republican over an establishment candidate vying for a Senate seat, has already so emboldened the insurgent conservative movement that activists are warning Mitt Romney he had better get on board.

"These guys [newly elected Tea Party candidates]" are going to force Romney to the right," said Andrea Shell, a spokeswoman for Tea Party group Freedom Works. "That is our entire mission."

His victory is the latest in a string of Tea Party candidates to tap into anti-establishment frustration within the Republican Party and overcome the steep odds and deep pockets of more mainstream candidates.

Riding a wave of recent successes in the House and now also the Senate, Tea Party groups are eyeing the possible control of both chambers, a prospect, they say, would force Romney, were he to win the presidential election in November, "to move to the right."

"If we can elect a really conservative House and Senate that will force Romney to go along with our bold conservative agenda," Shell said. "He's going to have to really, really go to the right. He'll be working with guys in the House and Senate. He won't be able to get away with too many middle of the road policies, especially on things like the deficit."

Capitol Hill observers note that many newly elected and Tea Party-backed legislators want to remove the taint of Republican-back government spending during the Bush administration. So dedicated are they to the goals of cutting spending, shrinking the deficit and keeping government small, that they are motivated by ideology and not party loyalty.

"It's not going to be a Romney driven presidency," Norman Orenstein, a researcher at the conservative think tank AEI recently told ABC News.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservatives; elections; romney; romney2012; romneytruthfile; teaparty

1 posted on 08/01/2012 2:10:10 PM PDT by xzins
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"These guys [newly elected Tea Party candidates]" are going to force Romney to the right," said Andrea Shell, a spokeswoman for Tea Party group Freedom Works. "That is our entire mission."

Bold acknowledgement by the grass roots that they are responsible for controlling Romney's leftist tendencies.

The spin-meisters say otherwise, but they are playing the "team player" game.

2 posted on 08/01/2012 2:12:13 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; Finny; greyfoxx39; Hilda; kabar; mkjessup; ...
"It's not going to be a Romney driven presidency," Norman Orenstein, a researcher at the conservative think tank AEI recently told ABC News.

It almost seems a visceral realization that Romney needs to be controlled.

Now if only the Senate were conservative and would hold him responsible for his judicial appointments.

3 posted on 08/01/2012 2:15:21 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

So, the Tea Party wants Myth Romney to move to the right... THIS WEEK!..
Running the inventor of Romney-care versus the inventor of Obama-care in this election...
IS... of course............ A CARTOON...

This election is a cartoon... Yeah I said it..
Hold your “beep beeps” till the end....

What a cartoon this primary was.. republicans must generally be like children..
I’m surprised the inventor of Romney-care was not LAUGHED off the stage..
Ron Paul was the Road Runner and Myth was Wiley E. Coyote..
All other candidates were ignored or slept thru...

(ok make your bird sounds)..


4 posted on 08/01/2012 2:21:17 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: xzins
If he was smart he'd invite Palin and Cruz to speak together at the convention.
5 posted on 08/01/2012 2:28:04 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: xzins

Romney needs to be pushed. He is too wishy washy, or better still a fence sitter. We have one hell of a lot of King Obama reversals to begin with.


6 posted on 08/01/2012 2:29:04 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: xzins

Lots o’ luck! But maybe there will be enough determination among some of the incoming legislature (if the Tea Party candidates win) to keep him at least slightly in check.

Still, on a lot of major issues, he has said nothing at all or made such vague statements they could be taken any way at all, and I think he may not reveal his true intent until after the election (if he wins).


7 posted on 08/01/2012 2:30:55 PM PDT by livius
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To: xzins

Typical pot-stirring article from ABC. Romney should move right but this article makes it sound like those extremist Tea Partiers are going to try to force Romney to be “extreme.” No thanks ABC. I’m not falling for your BS.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 2:32:25 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: xzins; All

Well, tea party is just a sideline business to Freedom Works.

There main agenda is collecting email address and raising money. Oh and taking credit for all tea party successes!

I just got an email from them saying how they got Cruz elected, and asked me for money. They even call me by name!
When they spearheaded the giant tea party gathering in DC in 2009, they charged tea party groups and individuials thousands of dollars to get on “their” stage

They had a difference with the Tea Party Express a while back, split from working with them, and protested one of their tea parties!


9 posted on 08/01/2012 2:38:12 PM PDT by Syncro ("The Tea Party is Dead".....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: xzins

Funny how the tea party is “emboldened” while the RINOs are merely “concerned” for the future of the party.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 2:40:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

Or what?

They’ll vote for Obama?

They’ll sit on their hands and let Obama win?


11 posted on 08/01/2012 2:41:09 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: Brookhaven

Moving to the Right will probably gain him no votes at this point. Most of those who refuse to vote for him will not trust a move to the Right. If he moves too far to the Left, however, it would likely cost him even more votes.


12 posted on 08/01/2012 2:51:14 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
this article makes it sound like those extremist Tea Partiers are going to try to force Romney to be “extreme.”

Butbutbutbut... The Tea Party is dead, gone, finished. How could this happen?!?? (/sarc)

13 posted on 08/01/2012 3:59:50 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: xzins

Get rid of the IRS. A national sales tax would be the best as “everyone” would feel it instantly when they buy something. And it should be on everything and no-one is exempt.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 4:07:15 PM PDT by liberty or death
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I don't know Andrea Shell but she plays right into ABC's hands. I see it here on FR too with some trying to hijack the Tea Party for their agenda.

You don't have to be "conservative" to believe you've been Taxed Enough Already. The Tea Party movement is inclusive in that sense: Republicans, Democrats, people never political.

15 posted on 08/01/2012 4:13:35 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: xzins

Why bother, he’s already hemmed and hawed his way out of my vote, and a lot of others.


16 posted on 08/01/2012 4:39:37 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: xzins

Why bother, he’s already hemmed and hawed his way out of my vote, and a lot of others.


17 posted on 08/01/2012 4:39:52 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: newzjunkey
I see it here on FR too with some trying to hijack the Tea Party for their agenda. You don't have to be "conservative" to believe you've been Taxed Enough Already.

You think that the tea party is at odds with freerepublic's agenda, not in tune with it?

18 posted on 08/01/2012 4:49:40 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: xzins

And the best move to the right would be to get Palin on the ticket.


19 posted on 08/01/2012 5:16:48 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: xzins

“Mitt Romney Better Move to Right, Says Emboldened Tea Party”

Or else....what? Willard got nominated and if he is elected, it will be in spite of what conservatives think.

It’s also a safe bet that if willard were to support opening abortion clinics in schools on monday, demand seizures of firearms on tuesday, and propose an increase in the income tax rate to 95% on wednesday, the “conservative” abo crowd would still be insisting that willard is vastly better than hussein on thursday.

Willard has no compelling reason to move to the right. So he won’t. It’s just as simple as that.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: RKBA Democrat; Brookhaven; Ingtar; cripplecreek
Willard has no compelling reason to move to the right. So he won’t. It’s just as simple as that.

Shhhhh....they don't know that yet. They haven't carefully dissected Mitt's comments, as after the Aurora shootings when he declared that bi-partisan gun control is "the kind of legislation I like."

What kind of margin will Republicans have in the House? It is 25 seats right now, so imagine a tax increase gets pushed by Mitt. Let's just call it a subtle tax increase where they perform the mysterious magic called "closing loopholes" and the get rid of the mortgage deduction but keep the rest of that mess we call a tax code.

Or let's say that he calls for letting the Bush tax cuts expire.

All of the Democrats + 26 Republicans (whose only concern, they will say, is supporting "their" president) will get it through the Hoouse over the objections of Tea Party newcomers. Bi-partisan and "that's the kind of legislation he likes".

The Senate will be trickier, but senators are slickier. They, too, would bemoan letting their president fail, so at present, I believe, they would need only 8 Rino senators to prevent filibusters and give us a tax increase called a "closed loophole." (BTW, Mitt is famous for that kind of tax increase in Massachusetts.)

He didn't even try for a 2d term in Mass. Imagine if he has the same plan as president.

A liberal Republican is actually more dangerous than a liberal democrat. "Compromise" and "bi-partisanship" is a sacrament to them.

21 posted on 08/01/2012 6:56:31 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
He didn't even try for a 2d term in Mass. Imagine if he has the same plan as president.

Now you're scaring me. My liberal republican governor (Rick Snyder) has said that he may not run for a second term in 2014. How ever I'm still suggesting that he's on the short list for VP now.
22 posted on 08/01/2012 7:01:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

Call Sarah Palin to be his running mate, thats what a VP is supposed to be there for. Sarah would never be full of foot in the mouth disease like Biden.

She would be Romney’s Jiminy Cricket.

Romney should realize that the Tea Party WANTS Sarah Palin.

America NEEDS Sarah Palin.


23 posted on 08/01/2012 7:06:48 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Sarah Palin would be an awesome president, Eye, but there is no way that Mitt will select her to be his VP. It won’t happen.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 7:15:04 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Anything is possible if the Will of the People is strong enough.


25 posted on 08/01/2012 7:17:35 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: xzins

Andrea Shell youre just a hater...


26 posted on 08/01/2012 11:37:00 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Eye of Unk

“America NEEDS Sarah Palin.”

Yes, it does. At the top of the ticket. And she had the opportunity and said no. If she didn’t want the top spot, what makes us think that she’d want to be VP now? And of course the chance of willard selecting her is about zero.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 3:15:56 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: xzins

“He didn’t even try for a 2d term in Mass. Imagine if he has the same plan as president.”

I’d forgotten that. There is also something to recall about history: 2 term presidents usually accomplish little during their second term as compared to their first.

If willard has no desire to be a two term President, and he might not, then he can spend 4 years governing to the left of hussein and there will be not a thing anyone can do about it other than lament it.


28 posted on 08/02/2012 3:23:49 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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“If willard has no desire to be a two term President, and he might not, then he can spend 4 years governing to the left of hussein and there will be not a thing anyone can do about it other than lament it.”

...and we can watch Ann Coulter defend every leftist move he makes and proclaim “HOORAY FOR __________!”


29 posted on 08/02/2012 6:34:52 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: xzins

I called the Romney campaign HQ recorder and said that he needs to notice Texas & Cruz and take 3 GIANT steps to the right.

Just because he has an “R” behind his name doesn’t mean that we will vote for him, he still has to earn it.

Please keep him updated with your thoughts, put this speed dial on your phone 857-288-3500.

I have already left 3 different messages over the past week.

I sure want him to know that we are here and not be blindsided by overwhelming poll numbers like Jeff Wentworth who got beaten 2-1 by Dr. Donna Campbell, Thank God!


30 posted on 08/02/2012 7:04:23 AM PDT by The Bat Lady (Be an election clerk Nov. 2012 to stop voter fraud!)
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To: xzins

It’s so sad that so many are reduced to putting all their hopes into Mitt Romney shaking his Etch-A-Sketch and drawing a picture they like for a day or two.

What they’re really saying is:

“Please lie to me so I can feel better!”


31 posted on 08/02/2012 7:12:11 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Yep. Could not find the debate link??? Where was it?


32 posted on 08/02/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

There’s a podcast on Talkshoe Radio:

http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=122467&cmd=tc

But MIP also has a downloadable file here:

http://www.marylandindependentparty.org/audio/AIP_presidential_debate-20120801.mp3

Round Two is Saturday night, and Round Three on Tuesday night, at the Talkshoe link above.


33 posted on 08/02/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks EV


34 posted on 08/02/2012 2:20:26 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

If willard has no desire to be a two term President, and he might not, then he can spend 4 years governing to the left of hussein and there will be not a thing anyone can do about it other than lament it.
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since he would not fear losing a reelection, her can just go ahead and continue what his like minded liberal buddy Obamna has started...

AMNESTY, same sex marriage, big governmet etc..Willard wont change anythiong back to normal...

and if he only has one term he would still get all the bennies of a “retired” former president and be called upon to give his Jimmy Carter opinion as though he were an expert on everything...

He wouldnt fade away...

future GOP presidents would adhere to his so called “wisdom”

Look how often Jimmy has given his speel and been listened to as though he were the great oracle...


35 posted on 08/02/2012 2:37:24 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: xzins

Even I’m not so naive to believe Romney won’t be dragged kicking and screaming one inch to the Right. It highlights the critical need for a strong showing down ballot as well; it will take decisive majorities in both chambers to keep a Romney admin from crumbling in the face of a media /leftist tactic to force Romney to sign off on something an already skeptical Right would abhor..


36 posted on 08/04/2012 10:11:44 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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