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Day after losses, Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals
StarTribune ^ | February 8, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: canttrustromney; confusedromney; drunkromney; hallucinatingromney; mittromney; rinos; romneytheliar; romneytruthfile; teaparty
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To: mdittmar

If it wasn’t for people like Romney and Obama the Tea Party might not exist.


51 posted on 02/08/2012 4:57:58 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: cripplecreek; onyx; Vendome
Dede Scozzafava

How special. I'll raise you:

Arlen Specter.

Bebe Netanyahu.

Joseph Smith.

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.

</reality check>

52 posted on 02/08/2012 5:13:00 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, it left me.)
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To: glock rocks
You bought it, you feed it.

Actually I didn't bring it I just left it out there for the Mittbot trying to take Santorum down.
53 posted on 02/08/2012 5:21:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: glock rocks
I'll back your bet and throw in this uncovered Santorum endorsement of Romney ...for the win Alex.


54 posted on 02/08/2012 5:23:10 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: cripplecreek
Dede Scozzafava <<

Kinda ironic isn't it......ol’ Newt went for “electable” over “conservative principles”....

55 posted on 02/08/2012 5:39:19 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: mdittmar

Romney wouldn’t know the Tea Party if we collectively bit him in the butt. What a socialist moron.


56 posted on 02/08/2012 5:42:28 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: hoosiermama

And here I thought Mittens did not want anything to do with the fly over country riff raff. ;)


57 posted on 02/08/2012 5:48:13 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Earthdweller; Jim Robinson; All

So freakin what. Gingrich endorsed scuzzy butt in NY.

THERE IS NO PERFECT CANDIDATE! CAN WE PLEASE ATTACK ROMNEY AND OBAMA EXCLUSIVELY?


58 posted on 02/08/2012 5:51:02 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: Earthdweller
Yo..grease those palms,
grease those palms,
singing bump,bump,bump-bump,bump...
This is how they do it now.
Bump, bump, bump-bump, bump.

( I'd laugh but it's really not funny)

59 posted on 02/08/2012 5:51:02 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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60 posted on 02/08/2012 5:53:54 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Outlaw Woman
I believe everyone should know that Santorum is likely working for Romney. This is more significant to what is happening now than any other endorsements made by any other candidates.

It's shows that they are likely in collaboration for the top spots, double teaming to deny the American public their pick.

61 posted on 02/08/2012 5:59:53 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; biggredd1

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.


62 posted on 02/08/2012 6:09:27 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Marguerite

That idiot sent me 2 letters asking for support. I said, “Mitt, go home! We don’t need you!”


63 posted on 02/08/2012 6:18:21 PM PST by Buddygirl
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To: mdittmar

The tea he brews can only be used as an emetic.


64 posted on 02/08/2012 6:21:33 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Earthdweller
Between Mitt and McLame, Mitt was the only one left with any business acumen and who hadn't sought to embarrass Bush by arguing for the libs so much.

The largest majority of FReepers in ‘08, when down to those two, sided with Mitt. Now, with a choice, we don't.

65 posted on 02/08/2012 6:41:40 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: cripplecreek

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.


66 posted on 02/08/2012 6:48:10 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, it left me.)
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To: Earthdweller
...Santorum is likely working for Romney.

Prove it or STFU

67 posted on 02/08/2012 7:14:22 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: EGPWS
Romney drinks tea?

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.

68 posted on 02/08/2012 7:49:18 PM PST by Sirius Lee (I guess I just don't much care for Mitt - neither his policies nor the man)
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To: mdittmar
Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals

Hmmmmm. Think the Tea Party has something to say about that.

69 posted on 02/08/2012 8:01:17 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: drypowder

It’s called lying for God.


70 posted on 02/08/2012 9:32:49 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: mdittmar

Oh good! We finally got a Tea Party Romney.

One does so enjoy the flavor of the week.

What’s next week? Taxachusetts Liberal?


71 posted on 02/08/2012 9:54:50 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: mdittmar

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.


72 posted on 02/08/2012 10:06:43 PM PST by firebrand
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To: mdittmar
Romney? Tea Party? Three words you don't often find together in the same sentence.

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.

73 posted on 02/08/2012 10:14:42 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: mdittmar

Delusional to say the least.


74 posted on 02/08/2012 10:16:15 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


75 posted on 02/08/2012 10:40:55 PM PST by Cruising For Freedom
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To: Deagle

Last I heard, Mormons don’t drink tea.


76 posted on 02/09/2012 12:26:30 AM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: Ronin

Heh, well if that is that case, he has lost already!


77 posted on 02/09/2012 12:29:21 AM PST by Deagle
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To: mdittmar

Well, if Mitt says it’s so, then Mitt says it’s not so, tomorrow.


78 posted on 02/09/2012 3:00:49 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one,)
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To: mdittmar

Now if you don’t believe he was fooling and lying to you before, this proves it.


79 posted on 02/09/2012 3:06:00 AM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.

Who knows?


80 posted on 02/09/2012 5:19:29 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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Hey folks!............who are we to jeopardize Mitten’s quest to be a god on Star Kolob?


81 posted on 02/09/2012 7:00:44 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: hoosiermama
PET projects
Dog Breeding ???


82 posted on 02/09/2012 7:23:40 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: mdittmar

Romney Sucks.


83 posted on 02/09/2012 8:42:35 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: NoRedTape

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...


84 posted on 02/09/2012 9:07:48 AM PST by helpfulresearcher (This is the battle for the soul of the Republic.)
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To: Jeff Winston
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85 posted on 02/09/2012 11:02:04 AM PST by mdel747
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To: helpfulresearcher
"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........

86 posted on 02/09/2012 11:09:10 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: mdittmar
Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals

Yes he is! And, me? I'm a better QB than Eli Manning!

87 posted on 02/09/2012 11:58:56 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mdittmar

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?


88 posted on 02/09/2012 12:33:38 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: mdittmar
Oh NOW HE LIKES THE TEA PARTY?!?!

I wonder what Ann Coulter has to say about this...

89 posted on 02/09/2012 1:54:54 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: mdittmar
Oh NOW HE LIKES THE TEA PARTY?!?!

I wonder what Ann Coulter has to say about this...

90 posted on 02/09/2012 1:55:18 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: mdittmar

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.


91 posted on 02/09/2012 3:17:33 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: mdittmar

The idiot Mittens must think Tea Party is about cups and saucers!


92 posted on 02/09/2012 3:31:49 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: mdittmar

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?”)


93 posted on 02/09/2012 8:16:52 PM PST by BlackjackPershing ("The Business of America is Business"--President Calvin Coolidge)
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To: drypowder

Lying for the Lord: http://www.exmormon.org/lying.htm


94 posted on 02/09/2012 8:19:20 PM PST by BlackjackPershing ("The Business of America is Business"--President Calvin Coolidge)
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To: mdittmar

I didn’t think Mormons could drink tea?


95 posted on 02/09/2012 8:26:25 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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