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GOP's Santorum draws tea party ire in Kansas
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Posted on 03/09/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hoped to lock down a victory in Kansas' GOP caucuses with two rallies Friday but faced grumbling from tea party activists for skipping their big rally in the state's largest city.................

Some tea party members were frustrated that Santorum wouldn't attend their rally. They spent $25,000 to rent the Century II arena in downtown Topeka and expected 1,000 to 3,000 people to attend.

"It seems like it is counterproductive to show up for an event that is going to have 300 people in an airplane hangar instead (of) 3,000 people in a nice setting where you can actually contact and really maybe sway somebody," said Craig Gabel, the president of Kansas For Liberty, which organized the Wichita event.

Gabel said Santorum skipping the gathering was a sign of tension between tea party members and Kansas GOP officials. He suggested the GOP had discouraged Santorum from attending. Santorum state coordinator Greg Cromer said it was a scheduling issue, and that tea party leaders were informed early..........................

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To: rogue yam

“I just don’t think we should be tearing any one of our candidates down unnecessarily.”

Amen, brother.


101 posted on 03/09/2012 3:49:05 PM PST by Sick of Lefties
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To: RitaOK

I got 10K asking to get in on that action! lol


102 posted on 03/09/2012 4:15:28 PM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: basil

I agree with line #2, clause 1.


103 posted on 03/09/2012 4:21:44 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: napscoordinator
Where’s Newt??? Oh that’s right skipping another state he would have gotten creamed in. So he says, well I will just stay out of it so my forth placement won’t look so genuine. If Newt loses this nomination, it will be because he skipped most of the primaries/caucuses.

Hey Nap, Myth Mittens is also skipping Kansas. Ya better win those uncommitted or soft delegate in Dorothy land. ;^)

104 posted on 03/09/2012 4:22:45 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Paperdoll

Yes, Hunter missed his timing.


105 posted on 03/09/2012 4:23:20 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: RitaOK

Rick the RINO? Now that’s a stretch.


106 posted on 03/09/2012 4:51:26 PM PST by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: jonrick46

DITTO


107 posted on 03/09/2012 4:52:22 PM PST by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: newzjunkey; RitaOK
Exactly, what the heck is going on in here, Rhino?? After McCain and Romney?

Here's your Rhino list.
108 posted on 03/09/2012 5:01:38 PM PST by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: rogue yam
Who are these people that they are entitled to demand Santorum’s presence at their event?

Former supporters, maybe.

109 posted on 03/09/2012 5:05:28 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We don’t have a Tea Party candidate. Newt ain’t Tea Party either. He supportd Cap & Trade and Healthcare mandates. A guy who is a fan of Wilson and FDR is not Tea Party.

Just because he says stuff doesn’t make it so. The last years of Newt are not Tea Party. He could change his mind on anything, anytime. That is Newt.


110 posted on 03/09/2012 5:11:09 PM PST by dforest
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A bit disingenuous eh CW!

Practically the whole original article is a positive appraisal of Santorum's efforts in Kansas and hopeful gains...

..with one paragraph at the end about a few Tea Party organizers disgruntled with Rick's schedule.

Of course you choose to print the article highlighting the one paragraph .....

...typical.

111 posted on 03/09/2012 5:24:40 PM PST by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: octex
Uh....Go to the original headline of the story.

Nothing like what appears at the top of this thread.

I thought there was some rule about changing headlines.

The 'story' CW wants is contained in 2 paragraphs at the end of the article.

Disingenuous.

112 posted on 03/09/2012 5:29:41 PM PST by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: MSF BU

Looks to me like we’re screwed.....any way you slice it.


113 posted on 03/09/2012 5:34:17 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: MSF BU

Looks to me like we’re screwed.....any way you slice it.


114 posted on 03/09/2012 5:34:34 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

I don’t know if we’re screwed, but I predict that if there is a Romney Administration, about two years into it there will be very, very many disillusioned Reagan Republicans. On the other hand, do you want Hussein appointing anybody else to the USSC. Hunter should have run this time rather than last.


115 posted on 03/09/2012 5:40:16 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: Red Steel; rogue yam

Precisely. And it’s just another indication of his political ineptness.


116 posted on 03/09/2012 6:07:13 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: MSF BU

I predict that there’s no way in hell that Romney or Santorum can beat obammy.


117 posted on 03/09/2012 6:14:18 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Liz; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; JulieRNR21; ..

Glenn Beck has endorsed Rick Santorum and has done so passionately. This is surprising, as Beck had been critical of Santorum in the past.

http://www.ricksantorum.com/blog/2011/11/glenn-beck-rick-santorum-next-george-washington


118 posted on 03/09/2012 6:16:50 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: lacrew

>>If the media gets it wrong on the small details, think about all the big stuff that they miss. Every time I have seen a news article, where I was involved, or had immediate knowledge of the story, the media has screwed up something - names, titles, places. Every single time.

2nd on that, and you’re lucky if it’s just straightforward stuff like that, and not something really, really material.


119 posted on 03/09/2012 6:18:58 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster; lacrew
If the media gets it wrong on the small details, think about all the big stuff that they miss.

Was true even back in the sixties.

Time reported on one news story I was involved in. And, upon reading the article, I didn't recognize as even being the same event.

Part sensationalized, part ignorance.

120 posted on 03/09/2012 6:23:26 PM PST by okie01 (/i>On Parade)
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To: Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

I’ve been critical of Santorum in the past too. It’s not like there’s another choice.


121 posted on 03/09/2012 6:29:29 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: lacrew
"If the media gets it wrong on the small details, think about all the big stuff that they miss. Every time I have seen a news article, where I was involved, or had immediate knowledge of the story, the media has screwed up something - names, titles, places. Every single time."

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Amazing. I've said this EXACT thing, using almost these exact words, for years.

Most of us - really probably all of us - have no personal knowledge of the veracity of much of what we read in the paper. I'm certainly no exception.

But in the late 80's I was involved in the very very early days of the cellular business. I KNEW for a fact what the market share of the various handset manufacturers was. Had the hard data that had been obtained from people maintaining the infrastructure.

But I would read articles in both the general press and even in the trade press, showing market share numbers for various manufacturers....and they didn't even APPROACH reality. Not even close.

That left a profound impression on me. Because if I knew them to be so dreadfully wrong about this, why should I assume them to be any more accurate about other subjects where I didn't have personal knowledge?

It also made me permanently skeptical of pontificating "experts." There was one guy - I remember his name, but no point in repeating it here - who made a huge name for himself as the market seer and guru for the nascent cellular business. I'd read his stuff and laugh. He hadn't a CLUE what he was talking about! But he consulted and wrote newsletters for which people paid a pretty penny!

Throw in the political bias of which we're all well aware, and you're really as likely to get reliable information from your parking attendant as your local newspaper.

Hank

122 posted on 03/09/2012 8:23:04 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: Gator113

“...I will not vote for that loon, Santorum.”

All of our candidates have flaws. But when push comes to shove, I’ll vote for the GOP nominee in November - no matter who it is.


123 posted on 03/09/2012 9:10:44 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s Kansas. ...enough said.


124 posted on 03/09/2012 10:39:46 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Another factor is the utter stupidity of most reporters. The local reporters, who are just starting out, have no idea how anything in the real world works...I mean I’d bet most of them couldn’t tell you what bread is made out of...seriously, they are that clueless.


125 posted on 03/10/2012 6:24:41 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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