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Tea Party Activist Takes Over New Hampshire Republicans
New York Times ^ | January 22, 2010 | Abby Goodnough

Posted on 01/22/2011 2:32:47 PM PST by lbryce

By ABBY GOODNOUGH

DERRY, N.H. — A rancorous fight to lead the New Hampshire Republican Party through next year’s presidential race ended Saturday with an upset victory by a conservative activist backed by members of the Tea Party and other grassroots groups.

Jack Kimball, a relative newcomer to party politics who ran for governor last year as a fiscal and social conservative, beat Juliana Bergeron, who leads the Cheshire County Republicans and was backed by former Gov. John Sununu, the outgoing state party chairman.

The race was closely watched as a sign of how much influence Tea Party groups will exert here in the lead-up to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, tentatively scheduled for Feb. 14, 2012.

Mr. Sununu said Ms. Bergeron was a proven leader and fundraiser who could unite all of the party’s factions. In a strongly worded speech before the vote, Mr. Sununu said he was worried about divisions within the party and warned that its leaders must not alienate more moderate members and independents, who make up about 40 percent of the state’s voters.

“We don’t want to be seen as a party that’s a sliver of a party,” he said. “We want to be seen as a party that welcomes all views.”

Mr. Sununu, who orchestrated the huge Republican sweep here last fall, also exhorted the committee members not to alienate any Republican presidential candidates leading into the 2012 primary, saying it was imperative for New Hampshire to provide a “comfortable environment” for all.

“The worst thing for the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation primary,” he said, “is for people to feel this is not a place they want to participate.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ewpublicans; newhampshire; teaparty
The article uses words like "upset" victory, of "alarmed" Republicans as you would expect to read from a slimy source.
1 posted on 01/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce
"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
--Bill Ayers (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:

Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1
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"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, referring to the Manson murders

Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=63512670-BF7C-42A0-B41D-5D0FB9E09C09
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"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World — where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' — both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obama’s circle: The same old America-hating Left
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YThjYTU1ZDBjNmQ2YzcwNzU1MmYwN2JiMWY0ZGI0NDA=&w=MA==
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From American Thinker, September 16, 2008
Article: Obama's Foul Weather Friends
By Scott Swett and Roger Canfield

"As a gesture of solidarity, the Vietnamese who [Bernardine] Dohrn met in Budapest presented her with a ring made from an American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam. Bill Ayers would receive a similar ring while meeting with Vietnamese communists in Toronto. He later recalled being so moved by the gesture that he 'left the room to cry.' "

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/obamas_foul_weather_friends.html
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"In July 1969, [Bernardine] Dohrn [Bill Ayers' co-terrorist wife and leader of the Weather Underground], Eleanor Raskin, Dianne Donghi, Peter Clapp, David Millstone and Diana Oughton, all representing 'Weatherman', as Dohrn's faction was now called, traveled to Cuba and met with representatives of the North Vietnamese and Cuban governments."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernardine_Dohrn

July 27, 1970: The United States Army base at The Presidio in San Francisco is bombed on the 11th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. [NYTimes, 7/27/70]
Chronology of Weather Underground attacks:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherman_(organization)#Chronology_of_events

Wikipedia's source for the Chronology of Events:
FBI files (on pdf)
http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/weather.htm
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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"FBI files from 1976, recently made public under the Freedom of Information Act, confirm the connections between Weatherman, Havana, and Moscow. Weatherman leaders like Mark Rudd traveled illegally to Havana in 1968 to engage in terrorist training. There, camps set up by Soviet KGB Colonel Vadim Kotchergine were educating Westerners both in Marxist philosophy and urban warfare."
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6808

2 posted on 01/22/2011 2:37:49 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: lbryce
BOTH OBAMA AND OSAMA HAVE
FRIENDS WHO BOMBED THE PENTAGON

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From HumanEvents.com, April 29, 2008:
"By all accounts, he [Obama friend and associate, Bill Ayers] was a ferocious, violent, revolutionary Marxist in his halcyon days as a Weatherman leader. He and his Weatherman bombers were enamored of Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-tung -- indeed, all the murderous heroes on the Left. Referring to the Weatherman members in August 1969, he said (according to the FBI): 'We’re revolutionary Communists.'

He got off on the group’s multiple explosions, too, and discusses them rather lovingly in his memoir.

Ideal Bombing Weather:
'Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,' he writes (although he concedes it was really a group effort). 'The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.' (p. 256 in the 2003 edition.)

Article: Obama and His Weatherman Friends
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=26243
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Pentagon attack, Sept 11, 2001

3 posted on 01/22/2011 2:39:06 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: lbryce
BOTH OBAMA AND OSAMA HAVE
FRIENDS WHO WANTED TO BOMB FORT DIX

From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
March 6, 1970: "three members of the Weather Underground accidentally killed themselves in a Manhattan townhouse while attempting to build a powerful bomb they had intended to plant at a social dance in Fort Dix, New Jersey -- an event that was to be attended by U.S. Army soldiers. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plot been successfully executed."
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6808

"The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer's dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
The bomb was packed with nails to inflict maximum casualties upon detonation."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherman_(organization)#Chronology_of_events
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2007 Fort Dix attack plot

A group of six radical Islamist[1] men, allegedly plotting to stage an attack on the Fort Dix military base in New Jersey, United States, were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on May 7, 2007. They were subsequently charged with planning an attack against U.S. soldiers. The alleged aim of the six men was said to be to "kill as many soldiers as possible".[2] Their trial began on October 20, 2008. [3]

Opening arguments were presented on October 20, 2008.
Assistant U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said the defendants were inspired by jihad saying "Their motive was to defend Islam. Their inspiration was Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Dix_plot

4 posted on 01/22/2011 2:39:36 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: lbryce

Conservatives do not need to hide their values to get elected. They have to do a better job articulating the values. The TEA party did a better job articulating conservative values than the GOP in the last election. It was they — not John Sununu — who got republicans elected in New Hampshire. Only the GOP leadership fails to understand this. So, the GOP leadership in New Hampshire is upset and alarmed — the rest of us are pretty excited.


5 posted on 01/22/2011 2:44:58 PM PST by wizwor (http://danvilledelivery.wordpress.com/)
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To: wizwor

The elder Sununu is a good dude, and he did a good job this last election cycle.
I am thrilled that theTea Party Candidate is head of the NH RNC. Hopefullt theyw ill get rid of Charlie Bass who is NH’s equivalent of Mike Castle!


6 posted on 01/22/2011 3:00:58 PM PST by acapesket
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To: acapesket

Spellcheck is my friend... repeat over and over!
that would be “hopefully will” sorry.


7 posted on 01/22/2011 3:02:39 PM PST by acapesket
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To: lbryce

This should hurt Romney, as he is running away from the Tea Party folks.


8 posted on 01/22/2011 3:22:42 PM PST by w4women ("All great change begins at the dinner table". Ronald Reagan)
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To: lbryce; Jim Robinson; Syncro; RedMDer
PREFECT! GRATE NEWS!


9 posted on 01/22/2011 3:29:13 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: who knows what evil?; vox_freedom; Jim Noble; Redleg Duke; lbryce

WOO-HOO!


10 posted on 01/22/2011 3:31:21 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
This is FreeRepublic!

The Place for Conservatives
WooHoo!!


11 posted on 01/22/2011 3:34:12 PM PST by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: w4women

This should hurt Romney, as he is running away from the Tea Party folks.


Romney just won the straw poll conducted amongst this group. However a lot of Romney’s favorability comes from him being a neighbor and name recognition from that aspect, imo.

Traditionally NH is a boots on the ground campaign state. They don’t like those that come in and hold a few big rallies and move on. They want the candidates to come in and mingle with them at small venues like coffee shops, festivals, etc. I think I remember reading that McCain spent as much as 50 weekends in NH in the two years leading up to the 08 primary.

I guess the questions becomes do any of the GOP hopefuls care to make that type committment in NH? If not then it may well be a crap shoot and based upon who we read about the most rather than meeting them personally and shaking their hand.


12 posted on 01/22/2011 3:37:07 PM PST by deport
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To: lbryce
“We want to be seen as a party that welcomes all views.”

"A political party can not be all things to all people" Ronald Reagan.

L

13 posted on 01/22/2011 3:40:52 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: lbryce
“The worst thing for the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation primary,” he said, “is for people to feel this is not a place they want to participate.”

Like McCain, Dole, The Huckster, Mittens, and those other 'Compassionate Conservatives'?

14 posted on 01/22/2011 4:02:46 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: lbryce; All

A good sign for real conservatives in the GOP....and nad news for Romney, Pawlenty, Chris Matthews, and the Liberal RINOs.....

Ooops I meant Newt....get him mixed up with Chrissy Matthews


15 posted on 01/22/2011 4:31:02 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (NAFTA, WTO, UN, IMF are all Statist organizations)
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To: lbryce

That has to be a fake name... I be Good Enough


16 posted on 01/22/2011 4:37:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: onyx

You spell like a Democrat.


17 posted on 01/22/2011 5:12:19 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce; onyx
This is fantastic onyx, thanks for the ping!

Mr. Sununu said he was worried about divisions within the party and warned that its leaders must not alienate more moderate members and independents, who make up about 40 percent of the state’s voters.
Well, they don't have a problem alienating the 60% of Conservatives.

The I's and M's are going to just have to learn to get more Constitutional that's all there is to it!

Mr. Sununu, who orchestrated the huge Republican sweep here last fall, also exhorted the committee members not to alienate any Republican presidential candidates leading into the 2012 primary, saying it was imperative for New Hampshire to provide a “comfortable environment” for all.
What a load of bunk! It was done in spite of Sununu and the run of the mill liberal leaning Republicans.

And can the idea of making it comfortable for all. The ones that are uncomfortable need to get on board our Constitutional Republic!

Good job Tea Party Movement!

18 posted on 01/22/2011 5:15:59 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: GeronL

I don’t know. Her middle initial is N, for “never”.


19 posted on 01/22/2011 5:17:47 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Wow. Every line of this story is biased. Every single sentence. Is there some new “standard” at the Times?


20 posted on 01/22/2011 5:38:21 PM PST by firebrand
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To: w4women
This should hurt Romney, as he is running away from the Tea Party folks.

I haven't been paying attention. What has he been saying/doing?

21 posted on 01/22/2011 6:16:38 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (I now shriek in horror when I drive by a Target store. Liberals... Target...)
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To: Cobra64

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2661628/posts


22 posted on 01/22/2011 11:52:57 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: lbryce
The Old Gray Whore is really going over the cliff with that article.

How dare those Republicans try to make their party different from the RATS!

23 posted on 01/23/2011 6:37:50 AM PST by Redleg Duke (We didn't limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)
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To: lbryce

This is significant because of NH’s position as the first primary state. TheTP there seems to be the real thing unlike here in SE Louisiana where it has gone into hibernation after Nov leading many to believe the TP was a Repub Party insider vote getting vehicle. This was tipped early by aTP Express effort to push the Lt. Gov candidacy of the Repub Prty State Secretary Villere who I can vouch has no use for popular activism.


24 posted on 01/23/2011 8:08:45 PM PST by robowombat
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; Crichton; ...

Good news in NH. Old man Sununu’s handpicked successor as party chair was defeated by a tea party supported candidate.

Says an unhappy Sununu: “We don’t want to be seen as a party that’s a sliver of a party,”

Perhaps he’s unaware the rat party is the one that’s been reduced to a sliver of the state legislature. No thanks to him.


25 posted on 01/25/2011 3:40:29 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

He’s basically right — the fact is, we want the sliver of the party comprised of people like him to NOT be considered to BE the party.


26 posted on 01/25/2011 3:59:44 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Impy

campaigning starts in earnest. But not for me until after the Great Melt.


27 posted on 01/25/2011 5:45:49 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj
I heard Northern New England might get really cold this weekend. The article said 30 below.
28 posted on 01/26/2011 2:45:24 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj

Last Saturday it was -10 in Bethel, Maine.


29 posted on 01/26/2011 6:21:57 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Rte 2 thru Bethel is a good route across NH to Maine


30 posted on 01/26/2011 6:34:35 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: Impy; raccoonradio
I don't know if it's a byproduct of “winning in spite of” like Michael Steele, but the NH GOP came back very strongly under Sununu Sr.

He was on Howie Carr several times, and those appearances were “must listen” for me. I did not get the impression he was anti-TP, quite the opposite I think.

Granted he thrust Souter on us, which constitutes a Scarlett letter of epic failure, but NH did come back under his watch. Although the bad outweighs the good in that scenario.

31 posted on 01/26/2011 6:40:56 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Right! Very scenic...although I’d prefer to be there when it’s at leaast, oh, freezing! :)


32 posted on 01/26/2011 6:42:40 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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