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Cruz: Tea party ‘overwhelmingly’ behind Romney
The Washington Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | Sean Lengell

Posted on 08/05/2012 4:48:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz, who rode a tea party wave to win the Texas Republican Senate nomination last week, said Sunday the movement will “overwhelmingly” support Mitt Romney in the November presidential election.

Mr. Cruz said tea party activists will rally in defense of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee because they’re “energized” to defeat President Obama.

“I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea party activists, and I have yet to met a single tea party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney and work hard for him,” Mr. Cruz said on Fox News Sunday.

“Our country is in crisis, and we’ve got to stop this Obama agenda if we’re going to preserve opportunity for our kids and grandkids.”(continued)

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012endorsements; 2012issues; bho2012; cruzendorsement; obama; promitt; romney; romney2012; teaparty; teapartyendorsement; teapartyrebellion; tedcruz; texas; wallace
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1 posted on 08/05/2012 4:48:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe that is a true statement from the people who I have talked with. The radicals here on FR won’t.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is going to be fun! That’s my comment.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just when I thought I was gonna like the guy he goes and says something really stupid.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 4:51:07 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am, Obama must be defeated.

We can worry about Romney later.

5 posted on 08/05/2012 4:54:57 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One would think that if this was true, there would be no need to tell people about it. I got an email from one of the local tea party’s, actually, around here in TX. The email was essentially one big long rant about “unifying” behind Mitt Romney and how we all need to support him. My impression, naturally, is that she wrote that to us since “unity” isn’t that easy for a guy we all know is scum of the Earth.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's a picture of a "commie libtard RINO" with Romney, taken yesterday in Indiana

/sarc


7 posted on 08/05/2012 4:56:08 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The bustards have got me all worked up. Every word out of Obama mouth is like the stuff that came out of Linda Blair’s mouth. I expect to see his head spinning any time now.


8 posted on 08/05/2012 4:56:26 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz is already getting carried away with himself.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 4:57:32 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: gorush

I think this is a very smart thing for Cruz to say, and it shows tremendous leadership qualities. It’s the Brietbart thing to say (see tagline). If the Tea Party is to take the reins of govt, and lead the way, it will have to take the rein of Romney and lead the way for him too. Clearly, we know Romney is NOT a conservative, and is NOT a Tea Party kind of guy, but the up and coming movers and shakers have to somehow get a grip on the GOP-E, and then, taking a word back from the left, transform it/them.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 4:57:49 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Parley Baer
The radicals here on FR won’t.

Are you including the owner of this site in your assessment?

11 posted on 08/05/2012 4:59:04 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
Cruz is already getting carried away with himself.

I agree

He should say "vote for Virgil Goode, because nothing says Dem win like a Clintonian plurality"

12 posted on 08/05/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wouldn't call it "overwhelmingly pro-Romney" so much as "overwhelmingly pro-freedom," and Obama is the most anti-freedom US pResident in history.
13 posted on 08/05/2012 5:01:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The right political thing to say. Shows good political sense.
Romney can get the Tea Party vote if he wants it. Hasn’t shown nuch desire for it so far.

Helping Tea Party candidates will be the biggest thing he can do.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 5:01:36 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: nascarnation

Willard is getting fatter...

Christie would be a good VP for him...

TweedleDee and TweedleDum...

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15 posted on 08/05/2012 5:01:49 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: 2ndDivisionVet

16 posted on 08/05/2012 5:03:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: C210N

You may be right...and I love your optimism. As a conservative I’ve been “played” every election cycle, which is understandable as an admitted member of an extreme minority. I’m old enough now to know the destructiveness of holding your nose at election time. Take High Speed Rail or the freight train, they both get you to the same destination.


17 posted on 08/05/2012 5:04:34 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Parley Baer

I always wondered what those Paulbots would do when they had to admit he didn’t have a chance. Well, it’s not pretty. Watch as they enlighten us how supporting Obama is the conservative to do. In 3, 2, 1...


18 posted on 08/05/2012 5:05:30 PM PDT by ynotjjr (Romney/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: nascarnation
Here's a picture of a "commie libtard RINO" with Romney, taken yesterday in Indiana

Here's a picture of a "commie libtard RINO", Romney, taken yesterday in Indiana. - Fixed it for you.

19 posted on 08/05/2012 5:08:41 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: ynotjjr
I always wondered what those Paulbots would do when they had to admit he didn’t have a chance.

Not only do they not have a clue...they don't even suspect nothin'.

20 posted on 08/05/2012 5:09:41 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear Mr. Cruz....

Don't believe everything you "hear". That burning in your bosom is not the eternal truth..... It's just indigestion.

21 posted on 08/05/2012 5:09:41 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, not really. But When my choices are between a bucket of warm urine and a bucket of cold urine; I guess I have to take the bucket of piss and just remember to dump it as soon as possible for something better. I really wish I had got Jack qualified for the ballot. Jack is my good old boy Black Lab; trust worthy, alert, never lies to me or anyone else and is a whole lot smarter and more honorable than any of these pieces of crap we get to choose from.


22 posted on 08/05/2012 5:11:57 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are behind Romney because he’s not Obama. See my tagline.


23 posted on 08/05/2012 5:16:32 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: Timber Rattler
The radicals here on FR won’t.

Are you including the owner of this site in your assessment?

Why not?

JR is every bit as irrational about Romney as pissant was about Sarah Palin.

I'm a Catholic, that's irrational, you cannot reason your way to Jesus Christ.

You radicals that hate Romney are irrational, but that's your belief and you have every right to be wrong.

24 posted on 08/05/2012 5:17:39 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. Cruz said tea party activists will rally in defense of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee because they’re “energized” to defeat President Obama.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

A little premature. Myth is not yet the official nominee
of the GOP, he still has to get the nod from a majority of GOP convention delegates.

Sarah Palin NOW has a perfect record of 5/5 for endorsing winners of early Senate races. Where was Mitt while Sarah was delivering the goods? Myth didn’t help any of them.

Sarah will be at the GOP convention. I can hardly wait until Myth meets reality.Cruz will have to witness it, the tea party being “overwhelmingly” behind Myth, an unlikely occurance of vast proportions.


25 posted on 08/05/2012 5:17:50 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Parley Baer

I am furious that I have been forced to choose between these two douche bags. This is the most disappointing election of my lifetime. The only reason I’m even going to show up to vote at all is to vote for Josh Mandel and whatever other Republicans happen to be running for office in Ohio. Romney though? no way.


26 posted on 08/05/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Three letters: ABO


27 posted on 08/05/2012 5:19:00 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Cruz: Tea party ‘overwhelmingly’ behind Romney”

Cruz is a gentleman.

Translation: “Tea Party is overwhelmingly ready to bury JugEars.”


28 posted on 08/05/2012 5:21:15 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: USS Alaska
You radicals that hate Romney are irrational, but that's your belief and you have every right to be wrong.

Then what are you doing on America's premier conservative website? Or did you mistakenly assume that this was a Republican site?

So Jim is irrational. Nice.

29 posted on 08/05/2012 5:23:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: USS Alaska

actually, not voting for Romney is a perfectly rational decision for any real conservative. It’s the “anybody but Obama” people that are completely irrational.


30 posted on 08/05/2012 5:24:01 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: Parley Baer
I believe that is a true statement from the people who I have talked with. The radicals here on FR won’t.

I resemble that remark. Its ABO for 99% of conservatives and Tea Party types. There are not that many conservatives so fringey or crazy that they want 4 more years of the Obama disaster.

31 posted on 08/05/2012 5:24:37 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole AmericaÂ’s promise!)
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To: gorush
Just when I thought I was gonna like the guy he goes and says something really stupid.

I believe he is right. He believes he is right. What is stupid about saying something you believe to be right? I actually find it quite refreshing from the doublespeak. No need to decipher. Do you think he is wrong, that the Tea minded will overwhelmingly support President Obama?

32 posted on 08/05/2012 5:25:56 PM PDT by Kudsman (Restore the Republic, repeal the 17th.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Egad, a TPINO!!!!

;’) Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


33 posted on 08/05/2012 5:25:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Willard is getting fatter...

Banquet circuit?

I'd kill to have the waistline he does, LOL

34 posted on 08/05/2012 5:28:44 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Candor7
"Cruz will have to witness it, the tea party being “overwhelmingly” behind Myth, an unlikely occurance of vast proportions."

You are going to be disappointed. They will back Romney 100%. They are.....not irrational.

35 posted on 08/05/2012 5:30:11 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Kudsman

You may be right. If the Tea Party is overwhelmingly behind Romney then I may not be the Tea Party type that I thought I was. That’s the trouble with labels I guess.


36 posted on 08/05/2012 5:31:18 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I agree, EPU.
The Tea Party is a group of patriots who support founding American principles and values...and is anything but a PAC.

Cruz better watch what he says...because that statement doesn’t hold true for this Tea Partier.


37 posted on 08/05/2012 5:32:44 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Candor7

“Sarah will be at the GOP convention.”

I doubt it. Only Catamites for Willard will be welcome at the Geriatric Old Plotters convention show.


38 posted on 08/05/2012 5:38:06 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Romney is called flip flop when he changed positions when situation call for it (like perhaps when donation would fly from him). Around here, among Freepers, such action is called ‘truce’.


39 posted on 08/05/2012 5:39:04 PM PDT by paudio (Two stubborn facts remain: (1) Romney is better than 0bama, and (2) Romney is the Republican Nominee)
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To: gorush

He got in - now he’s pulling I want to stay in so he bows to the powers that be. He spoke to thousands and thousands is already a lie!


40 posted on 08/05/2012 5:41:15 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RC one

Sadly, Ohio is a swing state and not everyone there understands that binary means zero or one. In this case the default is zero.


41 posted on 08/05/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT by soycd
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To: USS Alaska

You’re right, but as you said, when people believe in something,they wouldn’t want to hear anything different. It’s just a fact of life.


42 posted on 08/05/2012 5:42:31 PM PDT by paudio (Two stubborn facts remain: (1) Romney is better than 0bama, and (2) Romney is the Republican Nominee)
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To: paudio
Romney is called flip flop

Is that the best you can do? Can't handle that the guy is a POS and you ate the turd cookie! But you are a known liberal here, anyway.

43 posted on 08/05/2012 5:43:51 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: precisionshootist
You are going to be disappointed. They will back Romney 100%. They are.....not irrational.

Hitching their wagon to a festering, moribund political party that has descended to the point where it's nothing more than a pale "me too" to the statist Democrat Party. The "Taxed Enough Already" movement will likewise be disappointed to discover that the Gelded Old Party likes taxes too - just a little bit less.

44 posted on 08/05/2012 5:45:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: RC one

I’m really tired of those on FR that are content to cut off our collective noses to spite their face.

You know what? Fine. Split from the Republican Party.

May history forget you were ever our brothers. We will forge ahead to defeat the forces that wish our national destruction without you.

Rest assured, if we fail this November the chains of opression will weigh equally on us all. If we succeed, we will be content in knowing it was without you Sunshine Patriots.

If you really don’t understand the gravity of this election, then you are of no use to us.


45 posted on 08/05/2012 5:46:34 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: gorush

There is no monolithic Tea Party platform. I’ve met all kinds of people. The one “overwhelming” theme is see America end it’s fascination with progressivism. Cry, crawl, walk, run seems to be path humans take. That’s progress. I would say the TP is well into the second stage and starting to hang on the furniture as it learns the third. The abortion didn’t work.


46 posted on 08/05/2012 5:47:27 PM PDT by Kudsman (Restore the Republic, repeal the 17th.)
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To: USS Alaska

I don’t hate Romney, nor Obama for that matter, because as a Christian we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. However, I hate what Obama stands for and the evilness in his motives. Romney was never my choice and I really wrestle with the concept of living with the fact that I might not vote for him - but will for the candidates with clear, concise conservative principles. I am voting as a conservative Christian - not as a Republican and until Romney convinces me that a person like me can fit in his “world” I am holding fire. But don’t accuse me of something that is not true.


47 posted on 08/05/2012 5:50:10 PM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: MDspinboyredux
You know what? Fine. Split from the Republican Party.

Psssst! Hey! Guess what? WE'RE CONSERVATIVES, NOT REPUBLICANS! THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE SITE.

Sigh...I get tired of these Republicans who come here and assume that this is a GOP forum.

48 posted on 08/05/2012 5:50:43 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Kudsman

If I had to choose a label for myself it would be “strict-constructionist”...a tiny minority these days.


49 posted on 08/05/2012 5:51:28 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

I guess you are voting indirectly for Ocrappy? I dislike Romney, but the choice is between Romney and ZERO. The others are there to help O win.


50 posted on 08/05/2012 5:51:56 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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