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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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1 posted on 03/12/2012 8:50:48 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Try me and see.


2 posted on 03/12/2012 8:52:31 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I were her, I wouldn’t bet on it.


3 posted on 03/12/2012 8:53:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I think that’s generally correct. We’ll push hard to get the right candidate, but then support whomever is the nominee to get rid of Obama.

I think it’s more important to change Congress and work to win the states than to win the presidency anyway.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 8:55:17 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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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, read my tagline!

5 posted on 03/12/2012 8:55:33 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama tried to tell me what to do once. Didn’t work out to well for him. Care to try your luck?


6 posted on 03/12/2012 8:57:21 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Then they are part of the problem.


7 posted on 03/12/2012 8:58:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just like 2010, the tea party will be there to vote against anyone supporting an individual mandate.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 8:58:41 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Jonty30

I agree abut the Congress, but many many many of us will never, ever support Romney. He is Obama on the GOP ticket. Supporting Romney is voting the enemy into our own camp. Ain’t gonna happen.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 8:59:16 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Don't bet on the Tea Party to back LOSER and "Establishment Republican" Romney.

Just click on the photos for more information on the "strength" of "Establishment Republicans".
The "Establishment Republicans" rate a


Let me add this article:



The only way we, the conservatives, will lose to the Kenyan Turd is IF the "Establishment Republicans" REFUSE to support the Republican Nominee.
Now the "Republican Establishment's" hatred for conservatives is well known.
Jon Bershad wrote about Rush's analysis of their PANIC.


How many times has the "Republican Establishment" treated us to one lecture after the other on the need for “compromise” and “patience.”?
After we elect and RE-elect the "Republican Establishment", they conduct themselves with none of the confidence and enthusiasm with which they expressed themselves on the campaign trail.
It may be worth it for the GOP to lose some elections - if it means that conservatives—and the country—will ultimately win.

If we didn’t know it before, WE ... the Tea Partiers, now knows that accepting short-term loss in exchange for long-term gain is the essence of compromise, the essence of politics.

Ironically, we can thank the "Republican Establishment" for impressing this so indelibly upon us!!!
I'm fresh out of "patience", and I'm not in the mood for "compromise".
"COMPROMISE" to me is a dirty word.
Let the RINO's compromise their values, with the conservatives, for a change.

My dislike for the Democratic Party is second to none.
But my ... LOATHING ... for the "Establishment Republicans" ... is even stronger!
The "Establishment Republicans" can go to hell!
10 posted on 03/12/2012 8:59:21 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
She left out "....of the ones that decide to vote."

The Tea Party electrified a segment of the public that has a notoriously low voter-turnout profile. The problem is not whether they will vote for some milk-toast country-club Republican. The problem is whether they will even show up at the polls at all.

(and please no one lecture me as to how self defeating that is. I'm not the one making that decision.)

11 posted on 03/12/2012 8:59:46 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: dfwgator

I used to be the typeto hate mittens and I do. But after what thugbama is doing to Tricare? he’ll No!!!

A B O!!!


12 posted on 03/12/2012 9:00:00 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tea Party scholar? What the heck is that?


13 posted on 03/12/2012 9:01:00 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCain 2.0 is like a “Kitchen Nightmares” episode.

romney is the rotten meat in the dirty fridge.

I don’t think I can go back there again...


14 posted on 03/12/2012 9:01:51 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would not be so sure about that as the Tea Party folk are serious about ending corruption.


15 posted on 03/12/2012 9:02:04 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: RIghtwardHo

If we win Congress, Romney will go along with Congress. If we win Congress and Obama wins the presidency, he will fight Congresss just for his self-preservation if nothing else.

I would prefer Newt, and I would accept Santorum, but I would also be willing to go along with Romney if it means getting rid of Obama.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 9:03:44 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

This election will be tough no doubt: my guess is that there will be a low voter turnout.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 9:03:44 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Jonty30

Romney is more stealth with his socialism, which makes him even more dangerous.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 9:04:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tea Party Scholar? What on Earth is that? Someone who has been studying the Team Party for two years? lol. That title makes it seems like the Tea Party has been around for decades.


19 posted on 03/12/2012 9:05:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newt is the only one left in the race that I will consider holding my nose and voting for!


20 posted on 03/12/2012 9:06:17 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: RIghtwardHo

Who made her the “expert” on the Tea Party? I’ve never even heard of her.


21 posted on 03/12/2012 9:06:41 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Anybody But Obama!

Even Ron Paul.. (God hope that isn't the choice.)

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.

22 posted on 03/12/2012 9:07:29 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Jonty30

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.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 9:07:47 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Jonty30
If we win Congress, Romney will go along with Congress.

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.

24 posted on 03/12/2012 9:07:47 PM 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: Republican1795.

Whatever it is , Obama heeds to go.

Those who promise to stay home can GFT!!!

I am sick of these jerkoffs.


25 posted on 03/12/2012 9:07:56 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What rhe Sam Hill is a ‘tea party scholar’? Shirley, they jest.


26 posted on 03/12/2012 9:08:10 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jonty30
I think it’s more important to change Congress and work to win the states than to win the presidency anyway.

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.

27 posted on 03/12/2012 9:08:35 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A Tea Party scholar? Seriously?


28 posted on 03/12/2012 9:08:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am the Tea Party - and I will not vote for Mittens.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 9:09:52 PM PDT by mykroar (Ray: "You drank too much."...Archer: "That's a thing?!?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It really pi$$es me off when one nobody presumes to speak for me!

My tagline says it all.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 9:10:06 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: Republican1795.

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.


31 posted on 03/12/2012 9:10:25 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NOT


32 posted on 03/12/2012 9:11:21 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


33 posted on 03/12/2012 9:11:53 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: cableguymn

our own is NOT the answer...


34 posted on 03/12/2012 9:13:14 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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


35 posted on 03/12/2012 9:14:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dfwgator

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.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 9:15:17 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30
I know what you’re saying, but the focus on perfection

Perfection?!?! Hell, I'd settle right now for mediocre.

37 posted on 03/12/2012 9:16:38 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Jonty30
I would prefer Newt, and I would accept Santorum, but I would also be willing to go along with Romney if it means getting rid of Obama.

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.

38 posted on 03/12/2012 9:17:22 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: denydenydeny

R.I.P. Tea Party, is that your motto? Wishful thinking is not an argument or a valid reason.


39 posted on 03/12/2012 9:18:45 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Jonty30

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.


40 posted on 03/12/2012 9:18:59 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: Ditto

What’s to figure out? It’s survival mode. Take to best of bad options and go with it. Face reality.


You’re right.

God help us.


41 posted on 03/12/2012 9:20:57 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m going to vote like it was my very last vote on earth. And it’s not going to be for Romney.


42 posted on 03/12/2012 9:21:18 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tea Partiers and Conservatives will turn out in droves, they will vote for local offices, they will vote for state offices, they will vote for federal offices, they will not vote for a liberal on the Republican ticket.


43 posted on 03/12/2012 9:22:20 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: Jonty30

“the focus on perfection”

That sounds familiar: “the perfect is the enemy of the good”
or some such twaddle like that from about four years ago.


44 posted on 03/12/2012 9:23:16 PM PDT by tumblindice ( Thank you Big Bro' for our new, happy lives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Elizabeth Price Foley is in for a surprise


45 posted on 03/12/2012 9:25:31 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Dogbert41
I don't like Romney either for about a million reasons same as you, but I like obozo even less.
46 posted on 03/12/2012 9:26:22 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We are waist deep in GOP undertow.

Just wait and see.

If this goes to the Convention, there will be some real surprises.

Choose the right moment. And then act.


47 posted on 03/12/2012 9:26:27 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I learned this schtick in the military:

"Actually, sir, that turns out not to be the case."

I will NEVER vote for Romney.

Period, paragraph, turn the page, Amen.

/johnny

48 posted on 03/12/2012 9:26:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Fledermaus

No. It is never a waste of time when you fight. Everytime you fight, you get a bit more done. You’re not going to win every battle. You’re not going to get massive change immediately every time. Somethings only change within and aren’t immediately apparent. For example, maybe we can’t move Boehner along this time, but maybe we’ll scare him enough that he’ll go along with some legislation that he wouldn’t have before. Or perhaps he’ll hire a tea party assistant to help him.

But you don’t ever give up. Fight, while going down, if nothing else.


49 posted on 03/12/2012 9:27:17 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, then they can nominate Romney and find out just how much they are wrong.

No Romney.

On any ticket.

For any office.

Ever.

FUMR

FUGOP


50 posted on 03/12/2012 9:28:23 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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