Skip to comments.Day after losses, Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals
Posted on 02/08/2012 3:32:44 PM PST by mdittmar
ATLANTA - Mitt Romney says he's a better tea party candidate than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
The former Massachusetts governor lashed out at Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum on Wednesday, the day after losing contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado.
Romney says his opponents are members of a Republican Party that had lost its way. He says spending on lawmakers' pet projects doubled under Gingrich, a former House speaker. He says Santorum, a former senator, was a major proponent of that type of spending.
Romney says the tea party movement was created to fight Washington insiders who spend too much and that Santorum and Gingrich "are the very Republicans who acted like Democrats."
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If it wasn’t for people like Romney and Obama the Tea Party might not exist.
How special. I'll raise you:
Hey, how about that Bill Ayers?
Pick a team. I pick Ronald Reagan. Now, carry on:
Iran Contra! Amnesty! Drugs to Mena!
No one can pass that test,
except for maybe the return MSM-purified messiah, the Kenyan.
You bought it, you feed it.
Kinda ironic isn't it......ol’ Newt went for “electable” over “conservative principles”....
Romney wouldn’t know the Tea Party if we collectively bit him in the butt. What a socialist moron.
And here I thought Mittens did not want anything to do with the fly over country riff raff. ;)
So freakin what. Gingrich endorsed scuzzy butt in NY.
THERE IS NO PERFECT CANDIDATE! CAN WE PLEASE ATTACK ROMNEY AND OBAMA EXCLUSIVELY?
( I'd laugh but it's really not funny)
It's shows that they are likely in collaboration for the top spots, double teaming to deny the American public their pick.
Be careful. Without revisiting the time line, there was a point in time where things were fundamentally down to Huckster, McCain, and Romney. Of those three, I’d have taken Romney, too.
That idiot sent me 2 letters asking for support. I said, “Mitt, go home! We don’t need you!”
The tea he brews can only be used as an emetic.
The largest majority of FReepers in ‘08, when down to those two, sided with Mitt. Now, with a choice, we don't.
Please don’t take it personally.
That was a general 11th commandment admonition to everyone.
If I were a communist/marxist/socialist/fascist/useless-waste-of-oxygen/useful-idiot,
I would be reading and recording every bit of eat-your-own portrayed on FR for use later on in the election process.
I have to stop here for a minute to reflect on free elections... sans new black painters and acorn sieu corruption and enemidia misrepresentation and...
Ya know, the optimist says “The glass is half full.”
The pessimist says “The glass is half empty.”
The awesomist says “Holy crap, there’s a dragon in that glass!”
There’s a need for TEA party awesomeness in this election, and beyond.
I understand they used to call it the silent majority. I’ll pray for my Catholic FRiends to call for an end to the perversion of the first amendment by executive decree. I’ll pray for justice to be done in the perversion of the second amendment by the justice department giving guns to drug cartels for campaign cash. Shall we visit the fourth, fifth, tenth and eighteenth?
Hell, I’m not even a Republican. Our local republican TEA party darling, (former chief of staff to Jon Huntsman) Jason Chaffetz, has, naturally, endorsed Romneycare before the convention. Of course, here in Mormon land, he hasn’t hurt his future prospects. After all, Romneycare rescued the 2002 Olympics and turned it into a moneymaker... at the same time diverting the grand juries from indicting the sitting governor and cronies for the scandal that never saw the light.
If the enemy is the leftist regime, we FReepers need to get our eyes out of our navels and work to plan the defeat of the fascist takeover of the republic.
Pick your battles well. Know the enemy. Pray for the republic.
There’s a dragon in that glass.
Prove it or STFU
Yes, and Tea Partiers toss it into the bay where it belongs.
I bet Mittens holds his pinky finger out ever so daintily when he sips his tory brew, too.
Hmmmmm. Think the Tea Party has something to say about that.
It’s called lying for God.
Oh good! We finally got a Tea Party Romney.
One does so enjoy the flavor of the week.
What’s next week? Taxachusetts Liberal?
Oh dear. Now I can’t decide whether we don’t exist anymore, or we exist but I’ve been wrong about the tea party all along and it’s really Romney who personifies our ideals.
Romney's first Tea Party speech was Labor Day, September 5th 2011. Only took him 3 years to figure out something was going on. And now he's claiming exclusivity? What a maroon! I can't believe it.
The man is a walking, opportunistic hypocrite.....a festering dunghill of ignorance and liberal depravity. Ooh, wait, am I overstating it? Um, let me think.....Nah, no I'm not.
Delusional to say the least.
Pretty sure Romney is a clinical sociopath. Sociopaths make up about 4% of the population, mostly males, and attracted to positions of power, so that isn’t as strong a statement as it appears.
He is too good at throwing out vague-sounding red meat, just too good. You do have to be on guard and not fall for the empty sentiment during debates.
He appears to be extremely cool-headed and calm, even during the tough questions and emergency situations... until someone dares to pose a personal threat in his path to the ultimate power, and then his anger, his urge to humiliate rises, and becomes all too palpable. Such personal threats to ego, “coincidentally,” is one of the few ways to invoke strong emotions in a sociopath.
Last I heard, Mormons don’t drink tea.
Heh, well if that is that case, he has lost already!
Well, if Mitt says it’s so, then Mitt says it’s not so, tomorrow.
Now if you don’t believe he was fooling and lying to you before, this proves it.
The idea came from a post that Santorum’s major donor, Thompson, had close connections with Romney. It was all laid out, but heaven knows where that post is now. Didn’t think it relavant enough to keep at the time. Now wish I had. One of those things that makes a person go HMMMMM.
It may indeed be a way of dividing the conservative vote, or it may be that this Thomposon characters knows Romney and wants to make sure he doesn’t get the nomination.
Hearing Sanatorum attack Romney, wonder if he even knows about the connection between the two.
Hey folks!............who are we to jeopardize Mitten’s quest to be a god on Star Kolob?
I think that is “planet Kolob”, not “Star Kolob”...
Except Bishop Mitt doesn’t get Kolob. The Bishop gets his own new planet and can name it whatever he wants. So he could call it Mitt World or Planet Romney or whatever his heart desires...
And he gets to populate it with his millions of spirit children along with his goddess wife...
I like the ring of "Planet Kolob" much better.....but was corrected by an LDSer that it's a Star. Whatever. I asked them if they could help my find the planet or star using a high-powered telescope during an astronomy class. I never heard back........
Yes he is! And, me? I'm a better QB than Eli Manning!
The only Tea Party Mitt Romney is suited for includes a white rabbit sitting at the table.
So which one is he, anyway, Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum? ...or Tweedle Dumber?
I wonder what Ann Coulter has to say about this...
I wonder what Ann Coulter has to say about this...
Romney stutters (because he’s trying to keep his lies straight) and smacks his lips like a faggot.
I can’t stand to listen to him.
It’s as annoying as Obamas whistling Ss and long, drawn out annnnnnnds.
They are both statists and vicious character assassins of the first order.
I wouldn’t pee on either of them if they were on fire.
The idiot Mittens must think Tea Party is about cups and saucers!
The Big Lie
The Big Lie is a technique that Adolf Hitler used with great success. The idea is that you just keep repeating the same lie over and over, in spite of all arguments or evidence to the contrary, until people believe it. Massive repetition is essential. (Think: “Why do they keep running the same stupid commercials on TV, over and over and over again, ad nauseum?”)
Lying for the Lord: http://www.exmormon.org/lying.htm
I didn’t think Mormons could drink tea?
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