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Romney Takes on Tea Party in Idaho
Newsmax ^ | March 21, 2014 | Courtney Coren

Posted on 03/22/2014 9:50:31 AM PDT by greyfoxx39

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney this week campaigned in Idaho for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson, who have primary battles against tea party challengers, to prevent the GOP from veering "wild right."
"I'm here today in Idaho . . . to make sure people understand that the people I'm standing with right here are the right team of conservative leaders to help the people of Idaho," Romney said, according to NPR.
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According to David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, Romney's purpose in the state is to help with voter turnout and to keep the Republican Party from veering "into the wild right, which will hurt Idaho and hurt America."
Adler said that voter turnout is key for establishment Republican candidates because "the assumption [is] that there are more moderate members of the GOP then there are hard right wingers."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; anticonservatism; id2014; loser; romney; teaparty
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Romney showing his true colors again. Note: Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson are mormons.
1 posted on 03/22/2014 9:50:31 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
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To: greyfoxx39

Well Mitt thank God you lost.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 9:54:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: greyfoxx39

RINO magic underwear fest?

Funny how hard and aggressively Romney ran a campaign against republicans during the primary.

Then bent over and grabbed his ankles for zer0.

He was suppose to lose. That was the plan.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 9:54:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Willard is a typical Massachusetts liberal.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 9:54:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: greyfoxx39

I am not going to vote for a Republican...you happy now MITT?
danged moron.
Lesser of evils is still evil
Freegards
LEX


5 posted on 03/22/2014 9:55:12 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: greyfoxx39

FUMR!!


6 posted on 03/22/2014 9:56:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Just who does Mittens think he is? Al Gore?


7 posted on 03/22/2014 9:56:43 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: greyfoxx39

The GOP made an enormous mistake allowing Romney to crowd out Sarah, and is still paying the price.

America Romney is a good guy. He’s a good American and a good leader, but KEEP HIM OUT OF POLITICS.

We need to capture the GOP.

I will vote for Sarah Palin.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 9:57:13 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Vaquero
That was the plan.
I believe it was McCain's plan, too. Mitt can stuff it.
9 posted on 03/22/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Surprise, surprise.....

Couldn’t see that one coming, could we?


10 posted on 03/22/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: greyfoxx39

If these clowns were “conservatives” they would not be opposed by Tea Party AND they would not be supported by the Mittster. Simple as that.


11 posted on 03/22/2014 10:01:32 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: greyfoxx39

I know “wild right” has nothing to do old socialist meaning, so someone should force Romney and company to tell us what they mean when they say it. Doe’s it mean smaller government, reformed tax solutions, job creation, equal rights for non sexual perverts, and a respect for human life? All that is really wild. We could add paying down the debt, and stopping the destruction of our healthcare system to that. Scary huh? Another word for wild rightists, is average American. We must be stopped.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 10:02:23 AM PDT by pallis
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To: greyfoxx39

Romney is so clueless that he can’t establish the connection between his election failure and his rejection of the dreaded “tea party” label.


13 posted on 03/22/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: pallis

Oh shoot! Dumb me forgot to identify the biggest fear Romney and his ilk have of the “wild right.” We missed the consensus memo from the radical climate kooks.


14 posted on 03/22/2014 10:06:59 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I will vote for Sarah Palin.

...what national election is Palin likely to win...?


15 posted on 03/22/2014 10:08:30 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: greyfoxx39

Butch Otter is Catholic...


16 posted on 03/22/2014 10:09:03 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Vaquero
They all do it. Butter won't melt in their mealy mouths when they talk about their real opponents (or presumed real opponents) the 'rats, but they find their tongues when it comes to conservatives running against the GOPe. McCain has never said anything like "you don't have to afraid of a Cruz Senate seat" like he did for that obvious from the get-go lying anti-American Obozo. Romney couldn't get his brain or his spine in gear when it came to criticising Hussein's policies and corrupt administration, when he lost he fell off the landscape-now that real conservatives are storming the gates of their club, Romney comes out from political cover to put his 2 cents in. They all do it. Really makes tou think they have something more at stake than a congresssional seat if they lose, like the ability to help the 'rats put over tyrannical policies while making noises purportng to be "opposition".
17 posted on 03/22/2014 10:09:18 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: IrishBrigade

2016.

Just you wait. She was ready to run last time. At the very last minute, she backed off.

Granted she will need to stand up and make an extra run to get those of whom, she alienated by backing out at the very last moment, but she will win if she runs.

I am 100% on her side.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 10:11:32 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: greyfoxx39
Note: Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson are mormons.

Butch Otter is a Catholic.

19 posted on 03/22/2014 10:13:37 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Well Mitt thank God you lost.

Did you thank God BO won?

20 posted on 03/22/2014 10:16:06 AM PDT by steelwheels
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To: Domandred
Butch Otter is Catholic...

Yes. Sorry, bad source.

21 posted on 03/22/2014 10:19:13 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (We can thank Mitt Romney for the present situation in our country. His feet are made of clay.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Mr. Romney, if you had won, in their blind faith and allegiance, the faithful republicans would have had to argue for the very things they are philosophically against.

Reagan once said that he didn't leave the Democrat party, it left him.

Unfortunately, you and your republican party have left US also by tagging along with the demonrats and into their marxist big GuvCo socialism.

The TEA party represents the philosophy you portray for yourselves and run on each election, then run from once elected.

We see you, just as we see the edge you and your demonrat friends will push US over if given any more chances.

You've become lost, Tooter, and you and your party need to turn back! Help them, Mr. Wizzard:

"Drizzle, drazzle, drozzle drone
Time for this one to come home."

22 posted on 03/22/2014 10:25:53 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: shalom aleichem

Funny how they claim conservatives can’t win yet run as conservatives.


23 posted on 03/22/2014 10:30:54 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: greyfoxx39

FIGHT!
FIGHT!
SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!


24 posted on 03/22/2014 10:30:56 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Why do the GOP elites only take off their gloves when going against conservatives?

Why do people come on FR and tell conservatives to support the electable candidate rather than the conservative?

Which battles must be won before we can win the war?


25 posted on 03/22/2014 10:31:59 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: greyfoxx39

The Mormon militia of Eastern Idaho is the reason we are stuck with Mike (RINO) Simpson. My county (Elmore) is the home of Mtn Home AFB with a large AF retired community. He voted to screw all of us on our retirement COLA. He is anything, but a fiscal conservative and most of his votes are go along get along. I have had no faith in the man for over 8 years the only reason I go to the polls is a fruitless attempt (so far) to throw the bum out. Maybe this time will be the charm thanks to the support of the RINO brigade.


26 posted on 03/22/2014 10:33:02 AM PDT by KC-10A BOOMER (Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War!)
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To: pallis

The wild right refers to people who want the wealthy to actually provide goods and services in exchange for profit. Using government and shuffling paper to get rich is evil and harmful to the country.


27 posted on 03/22/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“America Romney is a good guy.”

No he isn’t. He is a mendacious fraud and a malignant culture warrior. He promoted subsidized abortions in the general populace while discouraging it amongst his coreligionists. That is genocidal, as carried out by a pencil lipped bean counter rather than a “second Mohammad”.


28 posted on 03/22/2014 10:38:54 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I beg to differ. He's a BAD guy. He's a "good guy" the same way Obama, by all appearances an affectionate father and amiable tool, is a "good guy."

Among other things, Romney:
a) advanced and promoted homosexual outreach (Gay Pride) to middle school children;
b) defended the "right" of "gay parents" to adopt children (meaning he would punish adoption agencies for refusing such prospective "parents")
c) stated that a minor girl who gets pregnant whose parents refuse to give their consent for an abortion, can go to a judge and have him override said parents.

CNN, if THAT is your idea of a "good guy," a "good American and a good leader," you need to re-think your definition of "good."

Rommney is a BAD guy. He was BAD news for the GOP in 2008, worse news in 2012, and he is BAD news now. He is an amoral DIVIDER, a weakener, a bad guy who openly engages in "leading young ones astray" as confirmed in the three FACTS about him listed above.

29 posted on 03/22/2014 10:42:04 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: steelwheels

At this point what difference does it make? Another RINO president is not going to restore the constitutional republic. Three more years of Obama and even moderate republicans will be itching to vote for a far right candidate. Something radical has to happen. Otherwise nothing will change.


30 posted on 03/22/2014 10:42:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Bernard Marx
Butch Otter is a Catholic.

Not being from Idaho, I'm guessing this is as in "John Kerry was wounded in Vietnam."

31 posted on 03/22/2014 10:42:36 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: T-Bird45
I don't think Romney is clueless. I think he is malevolent.
32 posted on 03/22/2014 10:44:11 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
but [Palin] will win if she runs. I am 100% on her side.

I may disagree with your assessment of Romney as a "good" guy, but I agree COMLETELY with your words above!! Amen, Brother FReeper.

33 posted on 03/22/2014 10:46:32 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

I was waffling. Sorry but that’s where I’m coming from, so I will continue to waffle.

I agree Romney should stay the heck out of elections now, he had his chance. He had a very good chance. He was the GOP nominee - he had all the support he could ever have wished for, and HE LOST.

I was originally for Palin. When Palin bowed out, I went for Romney, so I am in the minds of some here not a good judge of character, but I do not thing the problem is Romney.

But I DO NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH ANOTHER ROMNEY RUN.

Romney you had a perfect chance last time. Everything was on your side.

You lost.

Romney, you lost.

Stay out of the way now.


34 posted on 03/22/2014 10:47:00 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: BinaryBoy

That’s right!


35 posted on 03/22/2014 10:48:56 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I don’t think things turn until there is a complete economic collapse.

Then, all bets are off, and the domestic nomeklatura will flee like Nazis in May of 1945.


36 posted on 03/22/2014 10:49:32 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Robamany lost. He’s his own worst enemy.


37 posted on 03/22/2014 10:49:59 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Mitt and the rest of the RINOs don’t care much if you or any other conservative don’t vote for them just as long we don’t elect conservatives. They rather Democrats win than someone who will fight the ruling class.

I do ask you to reconsider not voting for any Republicans. There are some good conservative Republicans still out there, and they need our support now more than ever. Not supporting them is letting the Democrat/RINO alliance to win.


38 posted on 03/22/2014 10:51:53 AM PDT by DangerZone (If the left had their way, all of America would be as safe as Sandy Hook Elementary.)
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To: steelwheels; Georgia Girl 2
"Well Mitt thank God you lost."

Did you thank God BO won?

I can't speak for GG2, but I am VERY grateful that Romney lost; I prayed for his defeat; for the first time in 35-plus years of voting ALWAYS straight Republican ticket, I voted third party at the top of the ticket in order to vote FOR a power-weakening plurality win for whichever amoral government tyrant won, Romney or Obama. YOU, steelwheels, if you voted for Romney, are no doubt eloquent in describing what you imagined you were voting "against." The mathematical hard truth, though, is that your vote for Romney was a vote FOR GOVERNMENT TYRANNY FROM REPUBLICANS. That is plain and simple what you voted FOR. Man up to it, please!!!

But you probably think that when you voted for Romney you were voting "against" Obama, and on the same principle, that anyone who is glad Romney lost, as GG2 and I and many other God-fearing conservatives are, that we are "glad" BO won. It's the same illusory and deeply flawed "logic," or lack thereof.

39 posted on 03/22/2014 10:53:11 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: greyfoxx39

Dear Mitt,

It’s time you sat your traitorous butt down, and shut up.


40 posted on 03/22/2014 10:55:28 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Finny
I don't think Romney is clueless. I think he is malevolent.

I agree 110%!

41 posted on 03/22/2014 10:58:19 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (We can thank Mitt Romney for the present situation in our country. His feet are made of clay.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Sit down and shut up, Mitt. You are a has been.


42 posted on 03/22/2014 11:05:17 AM PDT by jch10 (Election Day, 2014. May be the most important day since Bunker Hill.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; All
Amen, Bro FReeper, on the following:

I DO NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH ANOTHER ROMNEY RUN.

What you and I want vs. what you and I are most likely to get, are very different from each other. What we want is beside the point, irrelevant, a distraction.

Everybody on FR had better be expecting pretty much the same Uniparty scenario in 2016 as we saw in 2012. Thinking that GOPe protocol is going to turn around in two years and save the day to give us a limited government Christian conservative nominee, is naive wishful thinking. I hope I'm wrong, but ain't holdin' my breath and neither should any other limited government Republican or conservative. Think of Lucy, Charlie Brown, and football.

Time to start pondering NOW the options and opportunities of third party dynamics, because the overwhelming probability is that the primary protocol of the GOP will once again ENSURE that the GOP nominee is either Romney or someone very much like him -- a statist big-government tyrant who is as pro government as any Democrat.

Everyone here should start getting used to it NOW and think ahead as to solutions, rather than panicked like cornered rats in November 2016 into voting for bigger and harsher tyranny in the vain illusion that you're voting "against" the same.

43 posted on 03/22/2014 11:06:38 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: greyfoxx39

Yep. He is the Count Dracula of Republican politics. A malovelent force that needs a stake driven through his political heart. If that doesn’t happen — THIRD PARTY TIME.


44 posted on 03/22/2014 11:10:43 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: greyfoxx39
Romney's purpose in the state is to help with voter turnout

and Romney has demostrared he knows turn out votes. Just ask Obama.

45 posted on 03/22/2014 11:12:37 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: Vaquero

Nothing surprises me, anymore, so I don’t doubt that.


46 posted on 03/22/2014 11:14:22 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Kennard

It’s a simple matter of fact. He’s not Mormon. I’ve met Butch (I’m from Idaho originally) but I have no idea how faithful he is — maybe as faithful as Harry Reid is to Mormonism.


47 posted on 03/22/2014 11:21:29 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: greyfoxx39
What crappy article. This "quote" is not attributed to Romney and Romney said nothing insulting to the Tea Party. Some of the responses here are just knee jerk.

This does not mean I am a Romney lover, but I but fair is fair.

48 posted on 03/22/2014 11:21:41 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Thank God he lost? Are you that stupid? Look at the mess the country is in.


49 posted on 03/22/2014 11:22:47 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: greyfoxx39; All

There is no right or left. There’s just the boring Constitution.


50 posted on 03/22/2014 11:26:57 AM PDT by Amendment10
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