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Oklahoma Tea Party leaders not on board with T.W. Shannon
Newsok.com ^ | 4/26/2014 | Chris Casteel

Posted on 04/26/2014 4:42:53 PM PDT by gwjack

Leaders of Oklahoma Tea Party organizations ripped U.S. Senate candidate T.W. Shannon on Friday and said national leaders like Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz had endorsed Shannon without consulting them or researching his record. The letter, from leaders of groups like OKC Tea Party and the Tulsa 9.12 Project, was written a day after Palin, Cruz and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee held a rally in Tulsa for Shannon to boost the Lawton Republican’s conservative bona fides.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: poser; senate; shannon; teaparty
Interesting. I wondered if Shannon's past would ever come up. Cole is a big government friend of Boehner. Shannon learned at Cole's feet. We can do better. Shannon is an opportunist without firm convictions. I've met the man, and he is shallow.

Gwjack

1 posted on 04/26/2014 4:42:53 PM PDT by gwjack
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To: gwjack

My money says that they everyone who endorsed him knew very well what type of republican he is and will be.....

It is not an accident and NOTHING was overlooked.


2 posted on 04/26/2014 4:49:37 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: gwjack

Lankford supports compassionate amnesty like Huckabee and other types.

So either Randy Brogdon makes a miracle comeback.

Or we let Lankford win and hope he blocks amnesty until 2016 when 2 term congressman Bridenstine can primary him.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 4:52:44 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: gwjack

Shallow??

What??

He is the VERY opposite of shallow!

TW is the kind of man we need in Washington DC!

Lankford is NOT what we need in DC.

Whoever these supposed ‘leaders’ are that don’t like him.. they just need to STFU.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 4:52:50 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: gwjack

Tea Party Leaders? This is why I am extremely hesitant to contribute to any “group” that identifies with the Tea Party. I don’t need anyone telling me what to think.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 4:53:54 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: gwjack

Sorry Gwjack, I’ll take the Senate Conservatives Fund vetting and endorsement over you. As many others have also, I wanted Bridenstine to enter the race but he did not.

You certainly don’t support James Lankford I hope.

http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/endorsements


6 posted on 04/26/2014 4:54:14 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Yogafist

This letter was signed by only 30 people? That is LAUGHABLE!

This is a ridiculous attempt at a hit piece on Shannon.

Shannon is more Conservative than Lankford, Brogdon, and Coburn who he will be replacing.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 4:55:37 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: gwjack

There are no tea party “leaders.”


8 posted on 04/26/2014 4:57:29 PM PDT by abb
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To: gwjack

Nothing to see here, move along.


9 posted on 04/26/2014 4:57:56 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: gwjack

I think I’ll trust Ted Cruz on this one. He does not endorse often, so an endorsement from him is important.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: House Atreides

Lankford is a joke. Shannon will be the next senator, and he’ll do the state proud.


11 posted on 04/26/2014 4:59:32 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: gwjack

People need to make their own choice and ignore the endorsements.

I voted against the guy Palin endorsed in 2010 and don’t regret it or have any problems with Palin.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 5:05:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gwjack

“HIT PIECE.”

GO SHANNON !


13 posted on 04/26/2014 5:09:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hi CM, I hope you are well.

I agree, Lankford needs to find employment elsewhere. I’ve never been a believer that he was what was needed. Lankford put together a combination of Indian tribes, Baptists, and teachers for his first election. They are all abandoning him now, having seen his true stripes.

I truly hope TW will surprise me and be better than I think. He has the inside track to be elected. We’ll discover soon enough. If I am surprised, I will be the first person to step up and eat crow. Sometimes my cynicism comes out.

Gwjack

PS: I don’t have a dog in the fight at this time.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 5:22:46 PM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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My analysis it that Brogdon would be fine and is perhaps a bit more conservative than Shannon. I’m surprised to see other posts saying he is not. It’s debatable.

However, I’m on board with Shannon. He’s better than Lankford and will be a reasonably good Senator. This is one of those cases where conservatives are going to have to decide early or we will get the most establishment candidate.

Make no mistake though, at this level all these guys are ambitious and have warts.

Oldplayer


15 posted on 04/26/2014 5:44:51 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: gwjack

Thanks gw!

I supported Coburn in the beginning.. but he turned more sour than 2 month old milk.

I can’t count how many times I called Coburn’s office to complain in the last 3 years.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 5:58:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: oldplayer

Brogdon’s not more Conservative than Shannon.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 5:59:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: oldplayer

Sometimes it is difficult to know which candidate will make the best officeholder. I’m leaning towards Shannon at this time but I’ll take everything into consideration before making a final decision. Being endorsed by Cruz and Palin does make me think Shannon is okay philosophically.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 6:48:01 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: gwjack

Do I smell a little Libertarian outrage here?


19 posted on 04/27/2014 12:11:16 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: gwjack

I have very little use for Newsok.com. And I’ve not been impressed with the Tea Party movement either.

My vote is with TW.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 2:57:10 AM PDT by amigatec (The only change you will see in the next four years will be what's in your pocket.)
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To: gwjack

There are going to be certain ‘shallow’ politicians who make good followers behind party leaders.

Like Cornyn, Shannon will fall in line behind whoever can fund the next election cycle and whoever can make committee assignments that bring pork back to the state.

Conservatives have to aim to take over the party leadership as well as the party rank and file. We see today what is gained by having only the rank and file of the party without having the party leadership with us.

If the Tea Party groups can have Mike Lee become Senate Majority Leader in 2014 (not Ted because Ted is going to be our President in 2016), then Shannon will be a vote in the Tea Party column.


21 posted on 04/28/2014 4:21:21 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: gwjack
It doesn't matter because WaPo says Sarah Palin is a "diminished" figure.
22 posted on 04/28/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: House Atreides

Thanks for that

One Stop Shop


23 posted on 04/28/2014 4:15:26 PM PDT by Regulator
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