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After Foisting Romney on Base, GOP Elites Now Start to Gripe
realclearpolitics.com ^ | September 24, 2012 | Benjamin Domenech

Posted on 09/24/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT by neverdem

One of the most interesting aspects of the 2012 election is how the tea party movement has proven more politically mature than the center-right’s self-styled elites, and those who spent much of the Republican primary season chiding swathes of people for being insufficiently pragmatic have turned out to be far more childish than the conservative base.

For the past several weeks, Mitt Romney has been surrounded by critics from the DC-Manhattan elite who’ve denounced him for a lackluster, unfocused campaign, teeing off on Team Romney in the wake of the 47 percent comments for a number of issues—but mostly, in my read, from failing to take their advice. Romney’s defenders, meanwhile, have been many of the same individuals who spent the primary season torching him in effigy as the encapsulation of everything they hate about the Republican ruling class. For months the elites bashed the base for failing to suck it up and see the big picture, to line up for Romney and come on in for the big win. But they got their wish!

The tea party movement—once again proving its pragmatism once the general election season rolls around—lined up in the immediate aftermath of the Paul Ryan pick and has proven they can grow up. Professional concern troll David Frum, who spent most of the primary season telling liberals why conservatives were never going to suck it up and go for Romney, now seems very concerned that they have. Michelle Malkin, who could be taking the wood to Romney on a daily basis for his infidelity to the immigration hardline, has morphed into a loyal soldier while Peggy Noonan is calling for Romney to bring in the 82-year-old Jim Baker to rescue his campaign (yes, really). Ann Romney seems a bit perturbed about this.

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1 posted on 09/24/2012 7:05:23 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Hmm ~ all predicted last December.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: neverdem
Romney won because the other candidates split the anti-Romney vote.

"One-man-one-vote" sounds nice, but it's about the worst voting system possible.

Had voters been able to express their preferences as a ranked list of candidates, Romney would have been near the bottom for majority of people.

3 posted on 09/24/2012 7:11:38 PM PDT by conservative sympathizer
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To: neverdem

One gets the feeling that the GOP-e care more about destroying the conservative wing of the party than winning the election.


4 posted on 09/24/2012 7:12:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: neverdem

Remember, those elites have to hire Mexicans to change their lightbulbs!


5 posted on 09/24/2012 7:12:09 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is for d*mn sure.

Amen.

Get Ryan out front and center. Now.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 7:14:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: neverdem

Why gripe? You want Obama for four more years? Just get out the vote, clowns.


7 posted on 09/24/2012 7:14:49 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: neverdem
The tea party movement—once again proving its pragmatism once the general election season rolls around—lined up in the immediate aftermath of the Paul Ryan pick and has proven they can grow up.

Isn't it grand how folks who want others to do something find them particularly insightful and 'grown up' when they capitulate and do it?

Backing Romney isn't my idea of growing up. It's my idea of selling out because you have very little alternative.

Yeah sure, they're grown up, and have resigned themselves to seeing Romney dissect their nation rather than Obama.

I'm certainly not going to trash them for it. I'm certainly not going to congratulate them for it either. This is something none of us are going to be proud of.

Taking out Obama is going to be grand, but then reality sets in. My God, what a reality.

8 posted on 09/24/2012 7:16:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

bingo

four more years they can take

four more Conservatives, no so much

four less Conservatives, “WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...”

“Just shut up and do what we tell ya.”


9 posted on 09/24/2012 7:18:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: neverdem

With a wink and a nod the elitist, establishment Republicans sold us Romney like a cheap chord of wood.... what it really amounted to was it was Romney’s turn to run and no outsiders were welcome.

I’ve for a long time felt that Romney doesn’t even really want to win. He won’t take it to the Mau-Mau where it will really do some damage.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 7:20:01 PM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is the gospel truth!


11 posted on 09/24/2012 7:22:32 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: DoughtyOne
I'm certainly not going to trash them for it. I'm certainly not going to congratulate them for it either. This is something none of us are going to be proud of.

Kobayashi Maru.

12 posted on 09/24/2012 7:24:42 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; DoughtyOne; katiedidit1

“The purpose of power is power.”
—George Orwell, *1984*


13 posted on 09/24/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: neverdem
After Foisting Romney on Base, GOP Elites Now Start to Gripe


14 posted on 09/24/2012 7:26:12 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: neverdem

15 posted on 09/24/2012 7:27:24 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: neverdem

Those GOPe s must have a lot of power. They must have hypnotized the primary voters. There were primaries weren’t there? Was any more conservative candidate denied the opportunity to run? Isn’t it time to stop the mantra about RINOs and GOPe s and admit that Cassius was right all along?


16 posted on 09/24/2012 7:28:03 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: neverdem
G*d I'm sick of the GOPe's chattering classes.

Lead or get the hell out of the way.

17 posted on 09/24/2012 7:28:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: xkaydet65

According to the article its the GOPe’s that are bitching, not conservatives.


18 posted on 09/24/2012 7:30:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; Pan_Yans Wife; ...
RE :”For the past several weeks, Mitt Romney has been surrounded by critics from the DC-Manhattan elite who’ve denounced him for a lackluster, unfocused campaign, teeing off on Team Romney in the wake of the 47 percent comments for a number of issues—but mostly, in my read, from failing to take their advice. Romney’s defenders, meanwhile, have been many of the same individuals who spent the primary season torching him in effigy as the encapsulation of everything they hate about the Republican ruling class. For months the elites bashed the base for failing to suck it up and see the big picture, to line up for Romney and come on in for the big win. But they got their wish!

????

1) The RINO elites got who they wanted, Romney, so why are they surprised by him?
2) Those who didn't like him before who apparently do now see something in him that has changed for the positive?
Or is it just proof that the RNC can put up anybody? Or just not wanting to be on the same page: "If they don't like him anymore then we are gonna(like him instead)"

I swear this below link reminds me of 2008, you know what I mean?

Conservatives Want to Unleash Paul Ryan Silobreaker.com ^ | September 24, 2012

This sounds like the prep for' Ryan for 2016' threads to start being posted come January. It is just too familiar.

19 posted on 09/24/2012 7:31:07 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: skeeter

Bottom line is to defeat lib asshats...this must be done for several election cycles.


20 posted on 09/24/2012 7:31:20 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The Establishment is about “power for me, not for thee”.


21 posted on 09/24/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY!)
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To: sickoflibs

Some of us moved to Romney from Palin.

It was heartbreaking when Palin stood down. About the worst thing that could happen.

That said, I picked Romney once Palin stood down. With an understanding that we would bail on Romney after one election cycle, unless he picked a good VP.

Well it turns out he picked a good VP.

SO WHEN CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE VP?


22 posted on 09/24/2012 7:34:14 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: neverdem

The Peggy Noonans of the world are not at all disappointed in Romney. They just think he’s going to lose and they want to get out in front of it by blaming him for his mistakes so they can say “if only he’d taken my advice.”

It’s pathetic, but predictable.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 7:34:27 PM PDT by PhatHead (Take the image from my profile page, put it on a chair, and put it in your yard)
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To: Slings and Arrows
One gets the feeling . . .

A certain hit by the rock band, Boston, comes to mind.

24 posted on 09/24/2012 7:35:00 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It's Nakoula's fault.)
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To: xkaydet65

“There were primaries weren’t there?”
Not really. By the time my primary rolled around, only Romney and Ron Paul were left. That scarcely qualifies as a choice.


25 posted on 09/24/2012 7:38:41 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: neverdem

How kowed does the GOPe have to be to think Romney is too conservative for them??


26 posted on 09/24/2012 7:39:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TADSLOS

After so many years, I’ve never seen that term used to describe something so appropriately.

Nice one. To quote Charlie’s mother, “I wish I had thought of that. And from on, I did.” LOL, just kidding.

Good one...


27 posted on 09/24/2012 7:40:12 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: neverdem

OH,GEEZE..NOT THIS SHIT AGAIN!


28 posted on 09/24/2012 7:40:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
RE :”That said, I picked Romney once Palin stood down

??? Palin announced her non-run almost a year ago on the Levin show, then Greta, early October last year. A year ago short a few weeks. You picked Romney a year ago?

29 posted on 09/24/2012 7:40:52 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Slings and Arrows

One does, doesn’t one?


30 posted on 09/24/2012 7:41:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s because they do. Or did. Now they’re scared.


31 posted on 09/24/2012 7:43:19 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: skeeter

My dear Lord, there is no end to the negative barrage of articles pushing the same old tired bull shiite.
Romney is going to win this thing big and the liberal media does this for 2 reasons: 1. discourage Republican turn out
2. pump up the idiot base
3. If they can keep it close, or even make people believe its close... they can cheat.
I have 3 people to get to the polls on the 6th, so I have used a personal day at work. Bottom line is that the negative drum beat of the msm is pressing me to measures I have never considered previously, even if it is as small as a get out the vote drive


32 posted on 09/24/2012 7:45:23 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: sickoflibs

Whenever.

I moved to Romney from Palin.

Whatever and whenever that was, that and then it was.

I believe Romney had the second best chance of winning. I still do.

Though I’m getting a bit frustrated that he’s so blatantly caving toward the liberal.

Treat Obama as an adversary.

And put your VP out front more.


33 posted on 09/24/2012 7:45:32 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: neverdem
W has Ralph Nader to thank for having become President.To enough voters in several states,algore just wasn't “progressive” enough for them.Will Virgil Goode,or some other brain dead clown,prove to be Osama Obama’s salvation in two states...or even *one* state?
34 posted on 09/24/2012 7:45:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: neverdem

This is exactly what I was thinking. We are going to have to oppose the establishment to carry the very candidate they foisted on us over the finish line.


35 posted on 09/24/2012 7:47:10 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: xkaydet65

“There were primaries weren’t there? Was any more conservative candidate denied the opportunity to run?”

Yes, as a matter of fact THEY WERE effectively denied the opportunity to run in VA. You see, thanks to the shenanigans of our worthless and feckless gop-e of Virginia, there were exactly two candidates on the primary ballot: willard and Ron Paul.


36 posted on 09/24/2012 8:02:16 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Arms really ARE for hugging!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
RE :”Whenever. I moved to Romney from Palin.

There was some similarity you saw between the two that drew you to both?

37 posted on 09/24/2012 8:02:31 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

Maybe.

Or maybe I just recognized a fighter.

Either way, I’m disappointed so far. Hope Romney keys it up. I was (very) happy about his appointment of Ryan.

Now that done, he’s sidelined his own winning VP.

Get Ryan out front!


38 posted on 09/24/2012 8:05:13 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: neverdem
Gee, finally someone is actually writing what I have thought since the beginning of the primaries. The elites attacked every Republican candidate except Romney and Huntsman. They were the intelligent ones. The elites had called the Tea Party and conservatives polarizing and stated only an unprincipled moderate could win.

Now the election is at stake and the MSM has lost credibility with most Americans. Obama can be defeated. The Republican elites attack Romney and support Obama.

39 posted on 09/24/2012 8:05:32 PM PDT by detective
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
RE :”And put your VP out front more.

I am getting a feeling that those Ryan 2016 posts will be popping up here in January(if Romney loses) much like the Palin 2012 threads popped up 4 years earlier.

40 posted on 09/24/2012 8:06:25 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

What if Romney wins?

Just saying. Still seems as likely as not.

Though the longer Romney avoids putting Ryan out front, the tougher it gets.

Put Ryan out front. At least 50% of the time.


41 posted on 09/24/2012 8:11:10 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Romney was certainly my last choice among the candidates/ As a earlier post said, he was foisted on us and now it’s his to lose for being a bad candidate


42 posted on 09/24/2012 8:20:26 PM PDT by estrogen (sick of the racist rants from the left)
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To: sickoflibs
january ??? the only question is whether its p/r or r/p...

the bats will be at full shill and itll all be my fault...heheheh...

43 posted on 09/24/2012 8:21:02 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
RE :”What if Romney wins?

Then ya have to wait another 4 years till 2020, maybe Ryan can run with Palin: Ryan-Palin, no Palin-Ryan,.. no...fighting self,,.no... LOLO

44 posted on 09/24/2012 8:23:15 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

Palin / Ryan.

Works for me. :D

Nobody says Romney has to be re-elected.


45 posted on 09/24/2012 8:25:30 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Gilbo_3
RE “january ??? the only question is whether its p/r or r/p

Man, ya beat me by one comment :#44

Scary how we thought the same thought exactly. I am even posting like you sometimes, 'wimmin' LOL

46 posted on 09/24/2012 8:26:31 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; Gilbo_3
RE :”Palin / Ryan.

No dammmit, Ryan/Palin LOL

47 posted on 09/24/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Gay State Conservative
W has Ralph Nader to thank for having become President.To enough voters in several states,algore just wasn't “progressive” enough for them.Will Virgil Goode,or some other brain dead clown,prove to be Osama Obama’s salvation in two states...or even *one* state?

I think votes for third parties will be few and far between this year. It's a luxury that you can throw away in good times. These are not good times. Romney will get the ABO vote big time, IMHO.

48 posted on 09/24/2012 8:29:59 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Gilbo_3

Correction, I beat you by one comment. You watching me type?

I got comment 1000 on that other thread HA-HA


49 posted on 09/24/2012 8:30:11 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Gilbo_3

Nope, you beat me, That other freeper likes our idea.


50 posted on 09/24/2012 8:31:52 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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