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Squelching the Tea Party Gave Obama the Election
American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2013 | Karin McQuillan

Posted on 05/20/2013 6:49:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Remember all the headlines during the election, wondering what happened to the Tea Party, the liberal crowing that it had gone silent?

NPR, February 2012: "Strong in 2010, Where Is the Tea Party Now?" - "what's most striking about the movement this election has been its notable absence." Mother Jones, "The Tea Party is Dead." ." ABC: "What Happened to the Tea Party?" New York Times, June 2012: "The Movement Has Fizzled Out."

Remember how odd it was hear conservative pundits saying, 'our voters would crawl over broken glass to vote against Obama', while pollsters correctly predicted that Republican turnout would be nowhere near what it was in 2010? Remember 2010, when the Tea Party grassroots roared? Remember 2012, when the Tea Party was missing? Obama lost Democrat votes in the 2012 election. He won because Republicans stayed home. Democrats got their vote out, we didn't. The contrast between Republican turnout in 2010 and 2012 can be summed up in two words:

Tea Party.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; irs; obama; teaparty

1 posted on 05/20/2013 6:49:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Welcome to the USSA.

Shut up and be a good comrade if you know what’s good for you!


2 posted on 05/20/2013 6:50:49 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

The “illegal” President is now running an “illegal” presidency


3 posted on 05/20/2013 6:52:53 AM PDT by capt B
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To: SeekAndFind
This is why Obama got his IRS to prevent tea party groups from getting started to rig the election. Also the IRS stole the election for Senate and House Democrats .Many more conservative Republicans like Ted Cruz would have gotten elected as in 2010. but the IRS killed the tea party in the election of 2012. All under the direction of the big eared communist donkey called Obama. Impeach this tyrannical clown and abolish the IRS(repeal the 16th. was that thing ever ratified? NO)
4 posted on 05/20/2013 6:54:07 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: SeekAndFind
Anyone who voted for Hussein in 2008 deserves America's pity.

Anyone who voted for Hussein in 2012 deserves America's contempt.

5 posted on 05/20/2013 6:54:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Both sides were in cahoots. The republican party did literally everything possible to make the worst possible and the most moderate-liberal candidate the republican nominee. Any and all challengers were destroyed while their candidate was buoyed and supported. Conservatism was being attached from both sides so that the welfare state could live on. Both at the national and local levels, Tea Party supported candidates were prevented from getting nominations. No surprise that there were a slew of defeats in senate elections across the country.

The democrat party doesn’t like the Tea Party and neither does the republican party. They id what ever was necessary to water down that anti-incumbent, anti-government fervor. John Boehner’s committee appointments and Mitch McConnell’s continuous treachery are examples of this.

And today, here in Massachusetts, John McCain is working to get another worthless moderate republican elected to the senate.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 6:58:45 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind

Circular firing squads tend to self-destruct


7 posted on 05/20/2013 7:00:44 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

Add in the total idiocy of the legitimate rape morons and the Romney weenie and you have a sure loss.


8 posted on 05/20/2013 7:01:29 AM PDT by soycd
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To: SeekAndFind

All throughout I was puzzled by the absence of any hard-hitting third party issue ads in the wake of the Citizens United decision.

Now we know why.


9 posted on 05/20/2013 7:03:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: soycd

RE: Legitimate rape

The idiocy cuts both ways. Those who finally DID NOT vote for Todd Akin and Richar Murdock for just one stupid statement in order to allow the Democrat (who is FOR killing babies) to win, are even more idiotic.


10 posted on 05/20/2013 7:03:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Protest Obama’s IRS at your local IRS Office or Post Office at Noon, May 21.

Gadsden Flags are optional.

Details on Michelle Malkin’s blog.


11 posted on 05/20/2013 7:05:09 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Um.

Romney was the reason we lost last time. McCain the time before that.

Sure Obama was in the right place, at the right time, but face it we ran terrible candidates both times.

What we need is strong candidates. Not Obama-bashing.

Palin / Cruz would be a good start.


12 posted on 05/20/2013 7:05:35 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Democrat_media

It was a good bait and switch the whole time that the right was focused on the usual voter fraud like box stuffing and dead people voting they end ran with the IRS because nobody was watching. I love that NObama gave the speech he did at Ohio State saying to ignore those that say government is evil. That should be played non-stop along in conjunction with clips about the IRS and AP scandals to drive home he is a liar and corrupt moron.


13 posted on 05/20/2013 7:08:51 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
NO . Obama used his IRS to rig the election. The IRS prevented many tea party groups from getting started .Obama’s IRS stole the election of 2012. the IRS stole the senate for democrats/socialists and there were many more socialists/democrats that got elected to the House than if the tea party would have been allowed to get out the vote for conservative R's
14 posted on 05/20/2013 7:11:48 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: SeekAndFind
He won because Republicans stayed home.

Many from right here on FR.

15 posted on 05/20/2013 7:13:15 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree and would have still voted against the rat if I voted there. The problem is we are dealing with a population of people who are 50% stupid and below average intelligence. Candidates have to be smarter than that.


16 posted on 05/20/2013 7:15:54 AM PDT by soycd
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To: SeekAndFind

The loss by Romney was explained (even by conservatives) as the failure by Romney’s team basically to get out the vote.
If harrassment and targeting by the IRS to Tea Party groups
to endlessly thwart them from the non-profit status they were seeking to streamline their fundraising and make them the “force” they had every right to assume they’d be in the election, then why did it take so long for them to make an issue of it? I’m not saying it wasn’t a factor, maybe even a big one, but if it was decisive, it looks like it’s become the most painful lesson this neophyte new force in American Politics has yet had to learn. They seemed a little slow on the uptake on this issue to have only brought it out now,or have it brought out on their behalf, this long after the election. What is ALWAYS SAID about the Tea Party is that it is no one monolithic or particularly well-organized group, but hundreds of regional groupings with the same basic philosophy, but different emphases on strategy and style. As one who has been in it from the beginning, I know that’s true. Looking for answers now for what happened in the last election, that very fact may offer a key as to how and why the Tea Party nationally was neutered-—they simply didn’t know this was happening to dozens, maybe hundreds, of
those applying for the non-profit status, but just them alone. OR, they knew it was wider than just them, but didn’t know how to organize and join with all others , make a lot of noise approaching the election, and scream “We’re not being allowed to raise money the way everyone else is!”


17 posted on 05/20/2013 7:17:21 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: SeekAndFind

This article is needs to be investigated. Obama lost 4.5 million votes in 2012 compared to 2008. Romney secured 1 million more votes than McCain. However, the 2010 mid-term were historical numbers. The GOP received 2.5 million more votes than the Democrats received in 2006. Romney only got 16 million more votes than the GOP 2010 congress, but Obama got 28 million more than the Democrats.


18 posted on 05/20/2013 7:26:30 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: 11th Commandment
This article is needs to be investigated.

The article itself or the numerical statements of the article?

Just testing my understanding of your statement ;)

19 posted on 05/20/2013 7:31:28 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is this Fraud or RICO ???


20 posted on 05/20/2013 7:43:49 AM PDT by knarf (uals-two logic)
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To: SeekAndFind

People are now afraid of being identified with being Republicans.

Republicans are more likely than Democrats to be audited. More likely to have the press assume they’re ‘the terrorists’ when a bomb goes off - even when it’s always a radical Muslim...

More likely to be represented badly by Hollywood...

If Republicans leaders can’t defend us, they’re finished. Why should we vote for people who wave the white flag when bullies hurt us?


21 posted on 05/20/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll bet a lot of people are now afraid of being identified with being Republican. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to be audited. More likely to have press assume they’re ‘the terrorists’ when a bomb goes off - even when it’s always a radical Muslim...

If Republicans can’t defend us, they’re finished. Why should we vote for people who wave the white flag before making any effort?

If they can’t defend their base, they can’t defend the country either.


22 posted on 05/20/2013 7:46:14 AM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t bode well for our side - if folks are able to be so handily squelched, they have won and it’s only going to get worse. Even SCOTUS is loath to upset the apple cart and nobody is willing to “put the country through the agony of a real government shakeup”. Without using the strongarm tactics of the Left, we are doomed to continue the slide towards tyranny. Lots of folks talk, but getting the gumption to take real action is problematic.


23 posted on 05/20/2013 8:01:59 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Democrat_media

There were a lot of reasons why 0bama won the election. IRS repression was one, but only one of many. The list, in order:

1. A dumbed-down electorate incapable or unwilling to engage in critical thought;

2. A permanently dependent class of parasites whose votes have been purchased with other people’s money;

3. A partisan media-entertainment complex that acts as the propaganda arm of the democrat party;

4. A weak Republican Presidential candidate who could not sell himself or appeal to the average American;

5. Vote fraud in it’s many forms (I personally think there were many Republican votes cast, that were simply not counted);

6. IRS repression of opposition groups.

There are probably a few others, but I thought these were the main ones.


24 posted on 05/20/2013 8:08:42 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The outcome of the 2012 election is much more complex than just one issue. At the top of the list was an uninspiring GOP Presidental candidate who’s GOTV effort imploded in spectacular fashion (everyone remembers ORCA, right?)

That having been said, I’m sure that the IRS intimidation contributed, somewhat. And would have made a difference had the election been exceptionally close. It probably did impact the outcome of a couple Senate and a few House races.

The biggest impact tho was the suppression of knowlege of the targeting. Had that come out and hit the press in late September or early October I
have no doubt Romney would be President.

Right now the emphasis should be on defining and documenting the scope of the impact. I hope that Conservative groups’ lawyers are out there now gathering affidavits on ALL scenarios where the IRS targeting had an impact on the formation and operations of Conservative groups.


25 posted on 05/20/2013 8:08:52 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: capt B

Ok Obama, you won that round, but we have another round coming in 2014—and this time we are going to punish you and your whole crew —your cheatin’ ways will not will this fight! When the Revived Tea Parties hit back your whole party will be tossed into the ash heap of history—Democrats will be right next to the Whigs of old.


26 posted on 05/20/2013 11:07:29 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

True the Vote, Tea Party Express, etc. need to be TIMES TEN!

I’m not afraid to write a check. Anyone who tries auditing me will become famous—because you’ll see it all posted here.


27 posted on 05/20/2013 11:10:08 AM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If that caused anyone to not vote, they wouldn’t have voted to begin with...I don’t know anyone that would let that stop them from going to the polls to vote....


28 posted on 05/20/2013 12:16:42 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Jane Long
Someone once commented: First watch 8 minutes 16 seconds of video titled Romney defeated Obama - if not for voter fraud.

Then ... read and think about this.
29 posted on 05/20/2013 12:46:34 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Interesting map.
All 4 “black” states have Republican Sec of State.
So we can’t blame the Soros Project.

It’s “our” own people in charge of the voting process.


30 posted on 05/20/2013 12:49:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
Who says?
We most certainly CAN blame the Soros Project, because it was his funds and his minions that was the instigators in all of this.
The RINOs just didn't have the guts to fight it.
And let's not forget the corrupt Judges that allowed some of these absentee fraudulent votes.
31 posted on 05/20/2013 12:56:38 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

The Soros Project was to elect Democrat Secretary of State candidates to allow “progressives” to control state election processes.

It actually backfired by 2010.
All the swing states have Republican SoS.

You can blame RINOs, but the project failed.


32 posted on 05/20/2013 12:59:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
So I guess we're all having a mutual nightmare, and are still asleep.
And Romney's our President? Righttttttt ...
33 posted on 05/20/2013 1:02:34 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Democrat_media

This needs to be addressed before too many folks start thinking that the ballot box of liberty is closed.

There are only two left, as far as I can see...

The moving box, moving to a state that asserts its 10th amendment sovereignty,

and the cartridge box.


34 posted on 05/20/2013 1:07:58 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: knarf

It’s a coup.


35 posted on 05/20/2013 1:08:28 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, that and massive election fraud, and foisting Rombag on us didn’t help, either. But IMHO Romney would have won without the election fraud.


36 posted on 05/20/2013 8:55:13 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Yosemitest; patriot08

Patriot - check out Yosemitest’s info.


37 posted on 05/20/2013 8:57:18 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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