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Tea partiers will vote for ‘whoever’ GOP nominee ‘turns out to be’, says tea party scholar
Yahoo! News/The Daily Caller ^ | March 12, 2012

Posted on 03/12/2012 8:50:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Just because the tea party hasn’t been as noisy this election cycle doesn’t mean it won’t be a force come November, says Elizabeth Price Foley, author of “The Tea Party: Three Principles.”

“When it comes to the presidential contest, I think the tea partiers will turn up in droves,” she told The Daily Caller.

“They aren’t rallying in the street anymore — I think they’ve been there, done that, so they appear to be quieter. But tea party chapters are still alive and vigorous, and they are just chomping at the bit to pull a lever in November.”

What’s more, says Foley, is that tea partiers will ultimately rally behind whomever the GOP nominee turns out to be.

“And frankly, I think many tea partiers are eager to pull the lever in favor of the Republican presidential nominee — whoever that turns out to be — simply because, from their perspective, that person’s policies will be clearly preferable to those of President Obama,” she said.

Foley is the rarest of species: a tea party academic. A law professor at Florida International University and chair in constitutional litigation for the Institute of Justice, Foley says many of her liberal colleagues didn’t receive her pro-tea party book too well.

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To: Usagi_yo

“What’s a tea party scholar and how do I become one?”

Apparently be a law professor and have liberal friends. Because that is so grassroots.


101 posted on 03/13/2012 12:31:43 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: familyop

That’s right. And they are now facing, along with the general population thrown in first, the sewer themselves.

Should the installed Mandate-Mitt, not make it, watch how quickly their media pressure some how forces The Undocumented out, before the democratic primary.


102 posted on 03/13/2012 12:38:07 AM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If Romney is the nominee, I will vote third party. Said it before, I'll say it again.

For those who cite SCOTUS nominations as a rationalization, let me remind you:

Now how many of them were nominated by conservatives? And how many nominated by "moderates"?

103 posted on 03/13/2012 1:54:15 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Uh oh...now you’re gonna get it....you’ll be told you’re voting for Obama..../s

I voted for Gingrich here in Georgia. If it’s just Romney come November, I honestly don’t know if I’ll vote or not. My hope for this country has just about fully deflated it seems.


104 posted on 03/13/2012 2:03:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In 2008, with the money gone, they made sure to scurry back to D.C., pay each other off with, “no skin in the game.” Throwing private business and lifetime savers to the sewer of inflation. Keeping their own salaries and incomes above the effects. “No skin in the game.”

When the plan failed they went into frantic mode, making certain to pass Arbeitsziehungslager-”Care”, again making sure their “skin is not in the game” by exempting themselves. (And therefore ignoring hundreds of thousands marching on D.C.) “No skin in the game.”

Now, facing the sewer themselves, installation of the MassachusettsMandate Implementationer, exempt themselves, again with “no skin in the game.”

These Exempt Ones, living high on everyone elses expense, need a taste of “skin in the game” living, saving, working, performing. Not taking.

The installation of Massachusetts Mandate Mitt, fits right into their “no skin in the game” plans, never having to face the real meaning of the Constitution.


105 posted on 03/13/2012 2:33:10 AM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: tumblindice

I’m not supporting anyone - my goal is o and Obama back to wherever the hell he came from atall costs.


106 posted on 03/13/2012 2:51:13 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

no to the white version of fubo... no to the bushes 4th term.... i will not put my name to the destruction of this country by a republican...period... if the country is going down the tubes, let a D be in charge when it does


107 posted on 03/13/2012 4:18:52 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So if the Tea Party is just a group of memes as the writer contends, what’s the point?


108 posted on 03/13/2012 4:30:15 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Republican1795.

I predict the opposite. The anti obama sentiment is running high in this country. Look at the exit polls - the numbers are very high for the economy and ABO. Most will crawl over broken glass to cast their vote against obama. I know I will.


109 posted on 03/13/2012 4:41:57 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What Tea Party is she from?


110 posted on 03/13/2012 4:47:57 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WTH is a Tea Party Scholar? It would appear she knows very little about it’s believers if she thinks that adherents are simply dying to pull a lever for someone who admits he’ll say anything to get elected.


111 posted on 03/13/2012 4:54:34 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Gee ya think so Wal?" This business about staying home to prove something if Willard is the nominee will melt away under the heat of rage to get rid of Obama.
112 posted on 03/13/2012 5:02:08 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: markomalley
Exactly!

Obama gets re-elected and nominates a liberal justice and a Rep controlled Senate can fight it.

Romney gets elected and nominates a liberal justice and a Rep controlled Senate will confirm it.

All in the name of going along with the party line.

113 posted on 03/13/2012 5:21:53 AM PDT by tentmaker (vote for John Galt)
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To: entropy12

I understand that sentiment, but truly believe Mittens will not do much (if anything) to stop the freight train to socialism.


114 posted on 03/13/2012 6:07:45 AM PDT by mykroar (Ray: "You drank too much."...Archer: "That's a thing?!?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"What’s more, says Foley, is that tea partiers will ultimately rally behind whomever the GOP nominee turns out to be."

Ms Foley, if that is what you truly believe, then your self-appointed credentials as a "Tea Party Scholar" are hereby revoked!

115 posted on 03/13/2012 6:14:39 AM PDT by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: Jonty30
It is time for Democrats to be the ones to stay home. We need to make a habit of going to every election, local, state, and national as if we are going to war.

We are at war, and if we lose, they WILL kill us. It's the lefty way.

116 posted on 03/13/2012 6:22:19 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

They are planning to do that anyways, always was.

You can’t have a communistic paradise if you have somebody opposing it.

They must die.


117 posted on 03/13/2012 6:27:42 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
So voting for a liberal republican that doesn’t represent you, share your values, and will say anything to get elected is justified?

As I said, beating Obama in November TRUMPS all this time around. My guy is Rick, but I also support Newt. I'm not actively supporting Romney but if he gets the nomination, I'll vote for him. Let's also win Congress, another great way to push the conservative agenda forward.

118 posted on 03/13/2012 6:38:09 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: All

we must win the Senate, we have the house...Harry Reid is holding up any changes the House of Reps have passed..


119 posted on 03/13/2012 6:43:50 AM PDT by southphilly (All States should be right to work States)
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To: cableguymn

see #34


120 posted on 03/13/2012 6:44:53 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: happyhomemaker

YES!! you got it!


121 posted on 03/13/2012 6:47:22 AM PDT by southphilly (All States should be right to work States)
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To: RobbyS
I am a broken-glass conservative,,,I will crawl over broken-glass to vote against Obama...with my dying breath...
122 posted on 03/13/2012 6:52:52 AM PDT by southphilly (All States should be right to work States)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If a “republican” candidate is nearly as far left as Obama, I’m not sure it’s to our benefit to have an (R) after the name as listed in the history books. I will not under any circumstances vote for Romney. It has nothing to do with anti-Mormon bigotry (there are quite a few LDS politicians I would prefer over anyone in the race). It has to do with Romney’s extreme pro-abortion, anti-gun, and big government policies. As terrible as Obama II would be, and it would be a nightmare because he hates everything good about America, Romney, Part I, followed by a liberal Dem could easily be even worse. In November, I’ll vote for someone worth having, even if I have to write in Newt/Sarah/Perry/Cain/Bachmann/DeMint/Santorum.


123 posted on 03/13/2012 9:39:22 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri

The Tea Party does not exist to serve as a cheering section for Advocatus’s favorite candidate. Sorry.


124 posted on 03/13/2012 10:22:04 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
LOL. These people may be in for a rude awakening. Speaking for no one but myself, I will vote for any GOP candidate who is not named Mitt Romney.

Liberal Mitt will NEVER get a vote from me.
125 posted on 03/13/2012 10:27:29 AM PDT by Antoninus (Goal #1: Defeat Romney. Goal #2: Defeat Obama. If we don't achieve both goals, 2012 is a loss.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure are a bunch of closet Romney supporters on this thread.

When the only positive thing you can say about your RINO is that he isn’t quite as bad as Obama you have already lost me.

Especially when it takes an electron microscope to find any differences between the two.


126 posted on 03/13/2012 10:38:46 AM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Antoninus

this ex-mormon won’t live in a country under a mormon president


127 posted on 03/13/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT by AnTiw1 ("Where Liberty is, there is my country.")
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To: mykroar

Mittens is currently down to 3rd on my list after Newt & Rick. However I will concede Mitt is well practiced in making the hard decisions of cutting spending. He could’nt have survived in the private sector for 25 years unless he tried to create surpluses in every outfit. He has fired hundreds of people when necessary. I think he is likely to be the most virulent spending cutter. The part of Mitt which concerns me is his attitude towards global warming and illegals and rights of GLBT.


128 posted on 03/13/2012 10:52:30 AM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: Kharis13

If conservatives vote for Mitt Romney, they lose the election, their self-respect, and any hope of effecting policy change in D.C.


129 posted on 03/13/2012 2:15:46 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I won’t vote for Willard.

Why exchange apostate Willard for aposotate Obama?


130 posted on 03/13/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: denydenydeny

1) I never claimed the Tea Party exists to cheer my candidate, 2) I don’t recall ever mentioning my “favorite candidate,” and you might as well declare the Tea Party dead if it is supposed suspend it’s very message and boost a liberal RINO like Mitt Romney. I’m not drinking the kool aid.


131 posted on 03/13/2012 2:26:24 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: markomalley
Now how many of them were nominated by conservatives? And how many nominated by "moderates"?

Who nominated O'Connor and who nominated Thomas?

132 posted on 03/20/2012 10:37:45 PM PDT by Once-Ler (There are two paths! One is America, the other is Occupy!)
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