Skip to comments.Tea partiers will vote for ‘whoever’ GOP nominee ‘turns out to be’, says tea party scholar
Posted on 03/12/2012 8:50:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Just because the tea party hasnt been as noisy this election cycle doesnt mean it wont 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 arent rallying in the street anymore I think theyve 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.
Whats 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 persons 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 didnt receive her pro-tea party book too well.
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Who made her the “expert” on the Tea Party? I’ve never even heard of her.
Folks, we don't have a Regan available. None are what any of us would like. But any of them are better than what we got now.
What's to figure out? It's survival mode. Take to best of bad options and go with it. Face reality.
Generally speaking. You might be right. But enough conservitives will not vote for him and he will loose.
Mitt does not excite any one except himself. I won’t crawl over broken glass in the cold to vote for him.
Mitt will loose because Mitt is not a republican or a conservative. He is a liberal.
The only reason I’d force myself to vote for him in the general is the SCOTUS. However, I have little faith he would appoint judges that agree with the constitution or conservatives.
I've said this all along. A conservative Congress will force Mitt to act conservatively, in a process not unlike the way that Harriet Miers became Samuel Alito.
Whatever it is , Obama heeds to go.
Those who promise to stay home can GFT!!!
I am sick of these jerkoffs.
What rhe Sam Hill is a ‘tea party scholar’? Shirley, they jest.
In a normal election, in normal times, I'd agree with you. If Obama wins re-election, he'll shape the Supreme Court in his own Marxist image and will be unfettered in completing his attacks on the Constitution. All of it.
Right now, only political pressure prior to the election are the only restraints on him. With Cass Sunstein, Valerie Jarratt, Stephen Chu, Stephen Lerner, and Van Jones and Anita Dunn (the latter two from outside the White House) calling the shots, we'll be in hell before you know it.
Don't go all George Will on us and give up on the POTUS election, please. It's critical.
A Tea Party scholar? Seriously?
I am the Tea Party - and I will not vote for Mittens.
It really pi$$es me off when one nobody presumes to speak for me!
My tagline says it all.
I would not be so sure about that as the Tea Party folk are serious about ending corruption.
I think they (we) are. However replacing their corrupt president with one of our own is the answer.
So much for “grass roots” activism. Why must conservatives be told to get in line and back the establishment, and this comes from someone associated with the Tea Party? The Left has Obama, the most radical leftist in office, and the Occupiers, marxist thugs that mimic the brown shirts of Germany.
our own is NOT the answer...
This is why we have to make sure that Mitt Romney is not the nominee, vote for Newt, vote for Santorum, vote for a bucket of chicken I don’t care..just dont vote for Mitt Romney..its what the establishment wants, its NOT what we want. Obama is vulnerable, he can lose easily to a true Conservative..the RINOS in the GOP are just as bad as the left, crossing my fingers tomorrow that Romney does NOT win AL and MS
But he would be up against, if we do our job, a tea party congress who will do a lot to stop him.
I know what you’re saying, but the focus on perfection has been highly detrimental in conservatives trying to defend the country. Our habit of staying home has allowed many democrats to get in, who probably would not have gotten in otherwise.
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.
I know for a fact that Dems cannot stand up to conservatives who won’t sit down and shut up. It’s time we used our ability to do that.
Perfection?!?! Hell, I'd settle right now for mediocre.
Exactly. I don't have quite the negative opinion about Romney that many around here have, but as a conservative I understand where folks are coming from. However, beating Obama TRUMPS ALL this November.
R.I.P. Tea Party, is that your motto? Wishful thinking is not an argument or a valid reason.
If we can get rid of Boehner and McConnell, et al and replace the leadership with true conservatives, I agree.
Newt got more done from 1995-1997 than the Rino’s have done in 40 years of moving the pendulam to the right.
Otherwise it’s a waste of time.
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