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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: newzjunkey

No Child Left Behind. Medicare Part D. Raising debt ceiling. Job killing minimum wage increases.


51 posted on 03/09/2012 11:56:27 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Mozilla

You are full of crap, but if it were “Santorum or Bust”, I’d choose bust.

Here is a “fact” for you..... I will never vote for that loon, Santorum.


52 posted on 03/09/2012 11:58:34 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
IMO, the establishment is scared to death of this thing going to the convention. They (working with Romney) have tried to control the primary process. If it goes to the convention I think they actually lose more of the capability to effect the result. If it looks to them that they won't be able to drag Romney across the finish line they will shift their effort from controlling the process to controlling the person. Watch as the establishment begins to undermine Romney and shift to Santorum. The is the ultimate Washington beltway, insider team player who fiscal positons really are undistinguishable from Romney.
53 posted on 03/09/2012 12:00:45 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: newzjunkey
Santorum’s actual hard delegate count, is due to his gross failure to plan his campaign or do the necessary groundwork to qualify for those delegates. (And he has 4 more states ahead that he failed to get on the ballot in.)

And some actually think he could handle the Presidency??!!

54 posted on 03/09/2012 12:00:54 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: RitaOK

Very telling. Thanks for pointing that out.


55 posted on 03/09/2012 12:02:50 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
[IMO, the establishment is scared to death of this thing going to the convention.]

That's right Friend! We need to get this thing to a Brokered Convention. The Establishment is petrified of what we will do if that happens. Believe it!

56 posted on 03/09/2012 12:04:49 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: trappedincanuckistan; Gator113; PSYCHO-FREEP; Cincinatus' Wife

I think we made everybody Santorum go wobbly with this awesome article!!

Sir Lancelot can’t seem to dilodge spear from swollen foot.

Another 24 hours of this slapstick and it will be SNL comedy!

Can this get on breaking news or frontpage FR?

And, to the Newt campaign? Just hilarious!


57 posted on 03/09/2012 12:04:56 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: newzjunkey

Candidates sometimes choose the smaller venue because it is easier to provide security there.

Rick Santorum has received threats against him and his family.

Maybe he is just playing it safe.


58 posted on 03/09/2012 12:09:59 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I like the baby bottle in the middle of the table. LOL!


59 posted on 03/09/2012 12:11:25 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: RitaOK
Paul was the only presidential candidate participating in the tea party event.

I'd be wobbly but I read it. I guess Paul is the only candidate in the race who isn't a RINO.

60 posted on 03/09/2012 12:11:32 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: RitaOK
HAVE YOUR FORWARDED THIS TO THE NEWT CAMPAIGN!!??????

Be my guest!

61 posted on 03/09/2012 12:14:07 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RitaOK

They avoid our group like the plague these days! LOL! (I wonder why?) Facts are hard do reverse.......no matter how many times you spin them, they keep flipping “right” side up.


62 posted on 03/09/2012 12:14:33 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: throwback

You GOT me there! :)

I can’t say just what our guy (affectionatly dubbed “Uncle Nutty”) Paul is, exactly.


63 posted on 03/09/2012 12:16:16 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RitaOK
It has been my opinion for a while that Ricky is running for VP. The Rick gang on here don't see it and keep clamoring for Newt to drop out. If Newt drops out then Romney has to ask Ricky to be his VP to consolidate the GOP. This is all JMHO. But watch, Ricky will fall out and endorse Romney as the only one who can beat the ONE. I for one will remember when little Ricky got in the way.
64 posted on 03/09/2012 12:19:01 PM PST by Free_in_Alabama (The average citizen is too lazy to steal from you, instead they are asking the government to do it)
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To: joe fonebone

So you just made up that part about Santorum reneging on an agreement, right?


65 posted on 03/09/2012 12:22:37 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; PSYCHO-FREEP

CW, the google source for this marvelous article cuts off all the telling quotes.

There is no detail of the $25,000 expenditure and blowing off the venue for 3000 attendees.

Apparently Rickster is making both venues after all.

Just not before the “hesitation” got printed and distributed first! LOL!


66 posted on 03/09/2012 12:23:30 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: throwback
One thing about being on FR, the Newt supporters will ferret out every negative thing on Santorum that can be found.

BTW I'm a Newt supporter. Santorum is my second choice. I just don't think we should be tearing any one of our candidates down unnecessarily.

67 posted on 03/09/2012 12:25:44 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: trappedincanuckistan
They are the revolution. They are the people that truly want to roll government back, and expand freedom.

Lots of people want those things. Just because someone appoints themselves a "tea party leader" that doesn't give them the right to dictate to others.

68 posted on 03/09/2012 12:28:07 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: RitaOK

Ii will vote for whoever the Republican candidate is.............


69 posted on 03/09/2012 12:30:56 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: newzjunkey
Why not ask why Santorum chose to spend scarce campaign money on his own 300 people event instead of attending a Tea Party for 3,000? It's a fair question.

I don't think it is Santorum's responsibility to give a continuous readout on his campaign strategy. No one else is doing this and why would they? Campaigns make scores of decisions every day. That is their business.

70 posted on 03/09/2012 12:31:09 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: RitaOK

That’s odd!

Here are more source. That one I used has been edited. ???

http://news.yahoo.com/gops-santorum-draws-tea-party-ire-kansas-180843886.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/gops-santorum-draws-tea-party-ire-kansas-15886476


71 posted on 03/09/2012 12:34:21 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
latest national polls
72 posted on 03/09/2012 12:36:21 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: rogue yam
Actually, I like seeing all the warts. It keeps me honest and gives me a better feel for what's really happening. I appreciate your sense of fairness, though. Rare.
73 posted on 03/09/2012 12:37:48 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


74 posted on 03/09/2012 12:38:19 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Mozilla

A lot of UPS and DOWNS!


75 posted on 03/09/2012 12:38:25 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: basil

” Ii will vote for whoever the Republican candidate is.............”
___________________________________________________________

The vote IS for the Republican candidates, dear one.

They are as follows:
Romney
Gingrich
Santorum
Paul

Vote for Gingrich, and get with it. :)


76 posted on 03/09/2012 12:39:37 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: FrankR

You made me choke on my sandwich... you could have killed me!!

Absolutely brilliant.

LOL..


77 posted on 03/09/2012 12:40:06 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: RitaOK

Look, I wish Newt were here.


78 posted on 03/09/2012 12:41:58 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: throwback

Well, sure. If someone wants to give a substantive and fair-minded critique of Santorum’s policies or record then by all means go for it. I’ve seen a lot about him I disagree with and I want to learn more, even though I’ll vote for him if Newt continues to falter. But this thread is about making up excuses to trash the guy over nothing,


79 posted on 03/09/2012 12:42:35 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: FrankR

a die hard obama fan I know is rooting for him too.


80 posted on 03/09/2012 12:42:56 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: Mozilla; PSYCHO-FREEP

Hey, could you do that in PLEDGED delegates?

You know, that graph thingy you did?

Do that one. The one on the PLEDGED delegates. I wanna see that one.

The one that actually does the nominatin’. That one.


81 posted on 03/09/2012 12:43:09 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: throwback
It's fun to watch all the games people play to knock somebody out on total BS.

All this nonsense makes me think Perry shouldn't have dropped out before the southern primaries.

82 posted on 03/09/2012 12:45:15 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Delegate count
83 posted on 03/09/2012 12:46:24 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: RitaOK

Thanks for the correction. Me too.

But, he is being tactical as opposed to Chief Light Feather, who is appearing everywhere to noise about saying nothing while having muffed nearly as many delegates as he has gained.

Hillary in a vest.


84 posted on 03/09/2012 12:47:16 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RitaOK

BREAKING NEWS: In an all out effort to change the narrative away from his failing campaign, Santorum is premiering a new sweater.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w9xk4hUKoQ&feature=related


85 posted on 03/09/2012 12:49:23 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes. A lot of ups and downs. I wish people would just stick to one Conservative candidate over Romney. Instead right now we have seen in the past 3 months Santorum and Gingrich go up and down.


86 posted on 03/09/2012 12:49:38 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: rogue yam

Start here

http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/02/17/redstate-reveals-big-government-conservative-rick-santorum/

If still in doubt simply google “Rick Santorum big government”. That should keep you tied up for a few days.


87 posted on 03/09/2012 12:51:52 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Gator113

TOO FABULOUS!!

DELIGHTFUL! Loved it, needed the LOL too. Thanks!


88 posted on 03/09/2012 12:53:22 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Mozilla
Delegate Count:

Romney------- 340
Gingrich-------107
Santorum--------95
Paul--------------22

Delegate Totals

Hard Totals/ Soft Totals Explained.

89 posted on 03/09/2012 12:55:49 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rogue yam

They asked him to go. He said no. They expressed their concern he didn’t go. Perfectly reasonable.

Groups like Kansas for Liberty are in the trenches fighting everyday. They expected up to 3000 people to attend. Rick chose to attend a function with 300 insiders instead. Speaks volumes about his priorities.


90 posted on 03/09/2012 1:09:20 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

91 posted on 03/09/2012 1:25:33 PM PST by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: RitaOK

Thanks for the insight.


92 posted on 03/09/2012 1:37:02 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Gator113

“Here is a “fact” for you..... I will not vote for that loon, Santorum.”

And that is the general opinion of quite a few just average Americans. They think he is nutty and will never vote for him.


93 posted on 03/09/2012 1:44:23 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Fred

:)


94 posted on 03/09/2012 1:53:00 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“More taste.”

“Less filling.”


95 posted on 03/09/2012 2:30:35 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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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.

Now I agree with you about Newt's strategy. But, let's look at how intellectually dishonest it is to count "states" as if they are the same. How can you equate Minnesota's tiny caucus to SC's record turn out primary?

Yes, I know, FAUX news has pretended to believe that and RS has a lot of supporters who have bought it, but I believe you have enough of a math related background to know how specious this "state" argument is. And don't even go to "electoral" math having anything to do with caucus math.

96 posted on 03/09/2012 2:39:25 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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>> He suggested the GOP had discouraged Santorum from attending.

Hearsay, but it wouldn’t surprise me if true.

Santorum is an establishment bit player. He is regrettably center on critical issues and has the voting record to prove it. He’ll likely support SOPA type initiatives, and other legislation that further crimps Liberty.

I like Rick, he’s a good man, but not a Liberty leader.


97 posted on 03/09/2012 3:08:27 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: brownsfan

I hope not. But, I fear so.


98 posted on 03/09/2012 3:25:08 PM PST by Sick of Lefties
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To: rogue yam; basil; Red Steel

A tea party that spends $25,000 to give a conservative a forum to speak and woo the common people he is looking to draw is not just “somebody.” It is a crucial constituent that he should do everything possible (and impossible) not to disappoint.

He’s my man. But, it’s a mistake. He needs all the support he can get, and these people want to give it to him.

Given his fidelity to the Party, and the suspicion that the Party—which is inexplicably biting the hand that fed it—wanted him to decline, it looks especially bad.

I hate politics. Rick is a good man. I wonder who has his ear besides God.


99 posted on 03/09/2012 3:33:03 PM PST by Sick of Lefties
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To: throwback

No, he’s not a RINO. He’s so far right that he’s left.

He’s so consistent that he lines up with the Left on everything but the size of federal government.

They’ll nod yeah on his overseas and social initiatives to de-federalize the few things they haven’t won, and then spend the savings on bigger government.

Just my fear.


100 posted on 03/09/2012 3:46:19 PM PST by Sick of Lefties
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