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Bennett Says Romney Compared Tea Party to Ferret
Fox News ^ | August 23, 2012 | By Todd Starnes

Posted on 08/23/2012 7:28:51 PM PDT by RaisingCain

By Todd Starnes Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett said Mitt Romney once compared the Tea Party to a ferret

Bennett was a three-term senator from Utah who was ousted at the state’s GOP convention by conservatives.

The Time story recounts a conversation between Bennett said Romney shortly after his ouster.

He said Romney related what he believed to be an apocryphal story about getting bitten by a ferret he had tried to rescue from a dishwasher.

“Mitt said the Tea party people are like that ferret in the dishwasher,” he said in the Time Magazine report. “They’re so frightened and angry, they’ll even bite Bob Bennett, who’s trying to get the country out of this mess.”

The story was adapted from “The New New Deal,” a book written by Michael Grunwald.

Bennett’s office did not respond to calls seeking comment.

Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul did not confirm or deny Romney made the comments.

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mittromney; rino; teaparty
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1 posted on 08/23/2012 7:29:01 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

November 2012 The Lesser of Two Evils


2 posted on 08/23/2012 7:31:18 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: RaisingCain

Bob Bennett is an open-borders, RINO doofus, with MASSIVE sour grapes. He has about as much credibility right now as Debbie Downer.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 7:31:26 PM PDT by montag813
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To: RaisingCain

I’m actually more indifferent toward Romney at this point.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 7:31:52 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: RaisingCain

Hey now, the objective of conservatives is to spend every waking hour defeating Todd Akin, didn’t you get the memo?
It doesn’t matter whatever ridiculuous things Romney said in the past, or how ever many TARP bills and bailouts Paul Ryan voted for. Todd Akin is now the biggest threat to the nation.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 7:32:01 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: RaisingCain

What exactly is your point in posting this?


6 posted on 08/23/2012 7:32:26 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: montag813

just wow..yawn


7 posted on 08/23/2012 7:33:18 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: RaisingCain

Well, Mitt, if you get elected, those angry ferrets that take over the House and Senate are going to keep your sorry, moderate ass in line.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 7:34:10 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: RaisingCain



Actually, the guy in the picture somewhat resembles Willard, doesn't he?

9 posted on 08/23/2012 7:34:21 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: RaisingCain
Romney: Tea Party Like Frightened, Angry Ferret

Yeah, most snakes would see things like that.
10 posted on 08/23/2012 7:35:44 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: RaisingCain

11 posted on 08/23/2012 7:36:03 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: RaisingCain

Governor, when life hands you a frightened, angry ferret...stuff it down Barry’s pants.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 7:36:03 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RaisingCain

I like Ferrets.
Ferret bites RINO.
I like Ferrets.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 7:36:44 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Demotivate conservatives.

ABO!,


14 posted on 08/23/2012 7:37:04 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: RaisingCain

Mitt does’nt know a ferret from a democrat...one thing he’s on is that he pulled Paul Ryan...he’s kinda like a John McCain...thing is the country has already saw the hope and change BS...Paul Ryan will take the hair over the top!


15 posted on 08/23/2012 7:37:18 PM PDT by hope
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To: RaisingCain
This administration calls the Tea Party extremists, racists, and have even called them potential domestic terrorists.

But I am off topic... this is not an anti democrat thread.

16 posted on 08/23/2012 7:37:44 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: montag813

>>Bob Bennett is an open-borders, RINO doofus, with MASSIVE sour grapes. He has about as much credibility right now as Debbie Downer.<<

Absolutely.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 7:38:24 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: montag813; All

Good on you pointing out who Bob Bennett is and why Mittens would say something like that.

Mitt Romney endorsed Bob Bennett:

“You know his principles,” Mr. Romney said to the roughly 3,500 delegates. “We need Bob Bennett’s skill and loyalty and intellect and power.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/us/politics/09utah.html?_r=1


18 posted on 08/23/2012 7:38:32 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

You ought change your name to “RaisingObama”. Would fit.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 7:38:51 PM PDT by jb729
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To: PhiloBedo
Well, Mitt, if you get elected, those angry ferrets that take over the House and Senate are going to keep your sorry, moderate ass in line.

Bump!

20 posted on 08/23/2012 7:39:14 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: RaisingCain

Just remember Bob, there’s nothing as dangerous as a cornered animal.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 7:39:14 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: RaisingCain

Who cares?

Did you see that TMZ got a picture of Paul Ryan’s abs?
I’m voting for the Abs.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 7:39:41 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: RaisingCain
Not a ferret. A Rattlesnake.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 7:40:01 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: montag813

So whether he is or not did he tell the truth about what Romney said?
That is the issue.


24 posted on 08/23/2012 7:40:18 PM 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: RaisingCain
Bennett’s office did not respond to calls seeking comment.

Nice try Obot. But I say this story is a lie. Prove me wrong. But that right, you cannot because it is all hear say and rumor

25 posted on 08/23/2012 7:40:28 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: RichInOC

lol!


26 posted on 08/23/2012 7:40:47 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: RaisingCain

Can’t really argue. I definitely have days when I feel like an angry ferret.

Bunch of us weasels planning to attack the first week in November.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 7:41:42 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Windy City Conservative

Interesting Romney’s decades of liberalism means nothing but a single statement from a pro-life conservative man is the topic of discussion.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 7:42:14 PM 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: jb729

I bet you’re supporting Obama by trying to get rid of Akin. Changing your name to JBama2012 would fit.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 7:42:22 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: svcw
Bennett’s office did not respond to calls seeking comment.

But let not bother with facts let just go into hysterics about every big of disinformation the Obot media throws at us instead.

30 posted on 08/23/2012 7:43:30 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: svcw
Bennett’s office did not respond to calls seeking comment.

But let not bother with facts let just go into hysterics about every bit of disinformation the Obot media throws at us instead.

31 posted on 08/23/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: cripplecreek

I will never vote for that socialist. I will vote for Ryan. Romney better watch his mouth. I don’t think he is worth a damn, really. He is close to defeat. 12% of us love Ron Paul. 37% of us are tea party. He better get on his mormon kness or he is gone like McAmnesty and Bush the geezer.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 7:44:53 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: shibumi

Good grief. Is there a picture for *everything* on the internet? Weasels are weasels. Ferrets are cute (although they can be a little mouthy).


33 posted on 08/23/2012 7:44:53 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: RaisingCain
Time Mag hit piece by the way of a Pro Obama book called the New Deal - the celebration of Obama's Stimulus and how it saved America.

Posted by a troll ---> RaisingCain.
34 posted on 08/23/2012 7:45:18 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: RichInOC

“stuff it down Barry’s pants”

I think he and barny prefer gerbils.


35 posted on 08/23/2012 7:45:38 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: RaisingCain

Grunwald was on CSpan with his ‘New New Deal’ book. Man, you wouldn’t believe how Obama SAVED this nation according to him. I call BS!
To any ‘Progressive’ out there, the reason there were massive layoffs AFTER the election of Obama and the reason for the malaise in this nation is We Saw You Coming!
We Know Who You Are.


36 posted on 08/23/2012 7:46:02 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: nhwingut

Thanks for your input NhNoNuts


37 posted on 08/23/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain
Michael Grunwald is a senior correspondent for Time magazine. He has won the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Award for investigative reporting and numerous other prizes, including the Society of Environmental Journalists award for his reporting on the Everglades. He lives in Florida.

Yeah there the ticket, let us just blindly accept the word of a Obama propaganda bot at Time Magazine with no verifiable sources to back up his claim You people are the useful idiots of the Democrat propaganda machine. What ever they spew, you mindlessly regurgitate without bothering to think about it for even 1 second.

38 posted on 08/23/2012 7:47:04 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: RaisingCain

Sounds like a good tagline.


39 posted on 08/23/2012 7:47:15 PM PDT by PAR35 (Angry Ferret)
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To: Jedidah
Can’t really argue. I definitely have days when I feel like an angry ferret.

Bunch of us weasels planning to attack the first week in November.

Exactly... New Tag Line!

40 posted on 08/23/2012 7:47:24 PM PDT by GregoTX (Angry Ferret)
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To: marygonzo

>>I will never vote for that socialist. I will vote for Ryan. Romney better watch his mouth. I don’t think he is worth a damn, really. He is close to defeat. 12% of us love Ron Paul. 37% of us are tea party. He better get on his mormon kness or he is gone like McAmnesty and Bush the geezer.<<

Isn’t school back in session yet?


41 posted on 08/23/2012 7:47:55 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: RaisingCain

Romney sounds like a wimp.


42 posted on 08/23/2012 7:47:55 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: RaisingCain
The title you created:

" Romney: Tea Party Like Frightened, Angry Ferret "

had to be replaced with the original published title found at the source.

To avoid duplication and pulled threads, please only use the published title.

Also you omitted the author's name and that has now been added.

Thanks.

43 posted on 08/23/2012 7:48:28 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: GregoTX

Need to work on your typing speed. Beat you by 9 seconds.


44 posted on 08/23/2012 7:49:07 PM PDT by PAR35 (Angry Ferret)
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To: RaisingCain
Troll --> RaisingCain
45 posted on 08/23/2012 7:49:27 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: PAR35
Need to work on your typing speed. Beat you by 9 seconds.

UUUggh... the wife distracted me... lol!

46 posted on 08/23/2012 7:50:42 PM PDT by GregoTX (Angry Ferret)
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To: RaisingCain

Is a dog on the roof better than a ferret in a dishwasher?


47 posted on 08/23/2012 7:51:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: RaisingCain

” - - - He said Romney related what he believed to be an apocryphal story - - - “

This sounds like another planted story by the White House.


48 posted on 08/23/2012 7:52:44 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: KGeorge
"Good grief. Is there a picture for *everything* on the internet?"

Yes, except when there are two .....


49 posted on 08/23/2012 7:54:36 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: RaisingCain

Isn’t it something.

The pro Obama people post something and the anti Romney people get all excited, posting about how they would never vote for Romney.

The anti Romney people post how they will never vote for Romney and the pro Obama people post something about never voting for Romney.

It’s as if they’re on the same team.


50 posted on 08/23/2012 7:54:36 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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