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Tea party leader warns Romney: Donít expect us to campaign for you (Iced Tea)
Daily Caller ^ | 4-13-12 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 04/13/2012 6:21:47 AM PDT by Mozilla

The leader of the Tea Party Nation organization has a blunt message for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Tea partiers will likely vote for you, but don’t expect them to get energized and campaign for you.

“The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney,” Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. “Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign.”

Phillips said that surveys conducted on the Tea Party Nation website have shown that about 25 percent of tea party activists say they won’t vote for Romney in the general election.

-snip- Another conservative leader, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, struck a similar note after former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race this week.

“It’s difficult for us to back a candidate our constituents don’t believe in and aren’t excited about,” Perkins told CNN

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; judsonphillips; rino; romney; teaparty; teapartynation; teapartyrebellion
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To: dfwgator
Romney being anointed the (R) apparent guarantees a (D) will win the election.
121 posted on 04/13/2012 12:05:12 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Mozilla

Tea Party Nation does not even exists. It is a blog run by a lawyer who is $600,000 in debt and lost his 501C4.

And NO, we won’t even vote for Romney. If we do not take a stand now, then there might as well be only one party and voting will truly be meaningless.


122 posted on 04/13/2012 12:11:23 PM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
A crap sandwich is still a crap sandwich, regardless of how you dress it up. And guess what.... I'm not voting for Romney. Ever. Period. /johnny

Seems as though there's one of these on every one of these threads and today you're it:

FReegards!


123 posted on 04/13/2012 12:37:08 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Agamemnon
Nope, I'm an optimist. I figure the stupid GOP-e will eventually figure it out, if I don't enable them like you are doing.

I won't vote for Romney. Ever. I'll vote conservative.

Name calling, blaming me for electing Obama, all that crap is just because people are scared to do what their principles tell them to do. Which is vote conservative.

Some folks want a win more than they want a free republic.

A free republic loses with either Romney or Obama at the helm.

/johnny

124 posted on 04/13/2012 12:50:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Wurlitzer

I’m sorry if the truth hurts, but if you advocate the support of commie socialist Romney here, you are going against the expressed wishes of the owner of this site. So, report me to the mods if that is your wish.

This is not a republican website for supporting the socialist Romney. This is a conservative website and we are in rebellion trying to save our nation from all communists and socialists democrat or republican.

If you have a complaint about that, take it up with the owner of this site. Don’t get too comfortable though. You might want to take a look at these first.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2871012/posts?page=1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2871732/posts

I believe he is quite serious. If you want proof, look at this thread below. Pay particular attention to post #58.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2871434/posts

Unlike you, I’m not attempting to be a tattle tale. I am giving you fair warning so that if and when it happens, you aren’t surprised by your zot. People can disagree. They don’t have to be obnoxiously disagreeable. I admit my reaction to your behavior was very strong perhaps even overly so and I apologize for being so crude. But this is not the place to tell conservatives to STFU. Consider that the next time you decide to post. I will also try not to meet your lack of courtesy with equally bad behavior.


125 posted on 04/13/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT by Waryone (Remember your ABCS (anybody but commie socialists) = ABM (anybody but Mitt), ABO (anybody but Obama))
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To: TonyInOhio

Have you found anyone here advocating we stay home or vote for liberals in Congress? Taken as a prediction of how the election might turn out, you might be right, but no one here is advocating that and we can’t control it. Those voting ABO and ABR will still be voting in the Congressional races and not for Obama rubber-stampers. So you’re just preaching to the choir here. If we were saying we were going to go out and run anti-Mitt ads I guess you’d have a point, but we’re talking about promoting conservatives down-ballot.


126 posted on 04/13/2012 2:20:57 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Waryone

You can paint it anyway in your little Saul Alinsky mind but calling me a commie well .... them is fighting words.

You again, because you are dishonest or ignorant still have not been able to understand my post.

It is possible your blind hatred of Mitt (sort of like Bush derangement syndrome) prevents you from seeing how much I am supporting the anti-Mitt feelings BUT MAYBE GET SOMEONE WHO CAN READ THIS FOR YOU.

DON’T GIVE OUR ENEMIES ANY MORE AMMO WHICH WILL NOT ONLY BE USED AGAINST MITT BUT WILL BE USED AGAINST CONSERVATIVES AND THE TEA PARTY.

Is that too difficult for you to understand? If it is then the Conservative movement does not need your help.

I will work with the Conservative & Tea Party in my area to get conservatives elected to every open office. Will you?

And as you wrote: “Consider that the next time you decide to post. I will also try not to meet your lack of courtesy with equally bad behavior.”

Remember it was you telling me to stick it where the sun does not shine so you once again are a dishonest or ignorant person who I have no desire to read anything further. You should look up courtesy and bad behavior as they seem to hallmarks of your sub par debating skills.


127 posted on 04/13/2012 2:27:10 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: JRandomFreeper
Nope, I'm an optimist.

You lie to yourself.

I figure the stupid GOP-e will eventually figure it out, if I don't enable them like you are doing.

Whether you like it or not they have the power. It is incumbent upon conservatives to get their starry eyed wishful perspectives out of their asses long enough get the gumption and savvy to co-opt that power to make sure their power becomes your power.

Too many of the self-righteous around here haven't figured that out yet. This is how the game is played. A couple of rounds ago these same self-righteous allegedly "principled" voters gave us Clinton twice by voting for Perot.

Your dower, downcast, inwardly turned perspective merely depresses you. Motivationally, you have become your own worst enemy and the DNC laughs at you all the way to polls.

I won't vote for Romney. Ever. I'll vote conservative.

And in a race between Romney and Obama, who might that conservative "messiah" be this time around? You realize of course, who ever it is you choose to vote for is tantamount to voting for whoever becomes the victor in November.

I will always vote for the most conservative candidate available in two-man race. Third candidates are suitable for parliamentary systems, not ours. Inserting themselves into a two-man race merely makes their meaningless candidacy a spoiler for the victor of the two-man race.

Name calling, blaming me for electing Obama, all that crap is just because people are scared to do what their principles tell them to do. Which is vote conservative.

Pretend whatever you like, but if Romney doesn't win, you will have to accept the inescapable blame for contributing to the election of Obama, even as Perot voters have to accept their blame for contributing to the election of Clinton. If in your pride and self-righteousness you chose to sit out 2008, I have you to blame for the fact that Obama is there.

By contrast my conscience is perfectly clear knowing I didn't vote for Perot and have never sat out an election where a (R) candidate was there to vote for against a (D).

You will never be able to vote for perfection until you can vote for Jesus Christ, but since He's not on the ballot and He doesn't need to be, you will have to vote for something less than perfect in the human sense every time.

Some folks want a win more than they want a free republic.

You have to win if you ever hope to have and maintain a free republic. Your perspective requires some significant maturation.

A free republic loses with either Romney or Obama at the helm.

OK since you have resolved to be a loser no matter which way it ends up, why not just put yourself out of your misery now, surrender, get out of the way and let the rest of us who are actually in the fight to win this thing get to work doing so.

FReegards!


128 posted on 04/13/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: no dems

When Dem-Lite runs against a Dem....the Dem always wins. Why vote for the Lite version when you can have the real thing.


129 posted on 04/13/2012 3:59:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Wurlitzer

Saul Alinsky is your friend dear. You’re the one with the commie Romney love. George Romney was an Alinsky-ite and you want us to be quiet to allow his even more socialist son to drive this nation down the Fabian socialist path.

You don’t want any conservative expressing their opinion about the commies in the republican party. But you don’t have the authority to tell us what to do. You and your GOP-e friends can just go ahead and love all over your little commie socialist candidate somewhere else. Nobody is stopping you.

My enemy is you and anyone else who wants to inflict socialism on our country. Either stand up for what is right or take your pimping of that lying socialist elsewhere.

The phrase, ‘All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing,’ was attributed to Sir Edmund Burke. He also said, “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

Those of us principled conservatives who have not turned tail, who continue to stand and defend this country from socialist take over, have found a place to assemble. It is right here on Free Republic. We stand side by side with Jim Robinson in the fight for our nation. We will not be quiet. We will not surrender. Grab your ankles if you must. But we continue the fight.

You would have us do nothing and let that lying phony Mitt, the commie elitist GOP-e and the Soros socialists succeed in taking over our country without a fight or even a whimper. What you want is wrong. So if you want someone to be quiet, I suggest you lead by example.

And you should remember it was you telling conservatives to, in your words, “STFU,” that started this whole thing. Oh and I was responding to the post of yours that was pulled. Are very proud of it? Perhaps you can explain why. We won’t mention much about that nasty little freepmail you sent me.


130 posted on 04/13/2012 4:25:41 PM PDT by Waryone (Remember your ABCS (anybody but commie socialists) = ABM (anybody but Mitt), ABO (anybody but Obama))
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To: sockhead

NO to Zero !

NO to Willard !


131 posted on 04/13/2012 7:01:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: HerrBlucher

A President Romney could pass his socialist programs with bipartisan support. That is why he would be much more dangerous than Obama. Defeating Romney is my first priority.


132 posted on 04/13/2012 7:10:43 PM PDT by Tau Food
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To: Tau Food

I see, so in your mind obama is the lesser of two evils. and you will vote for him. ohhhhhhkayyyyyy.


133 posted on 04/13/2012 8:01:59 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (¬ďHe¬ís (Obama) got an enemies list that would make Richard Nixon proud.¬Ē)
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To: Mozilla

134 posted on 04/13/2012 8:04:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: dfwgator

So, judging from that remark, I take it you’re voting for Obama. Unbelieveable!!!


135 posted on 04/14/2012 7:27:41 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: no dems

Got news for you....even if every Freeper votes for Mitt, he still gets slaughtered against Obama.


136 posted on 04/14/2012 7:32:15 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: redinIllinois; All
To redinillinois: You said: Even Ann Coulter said the accusations (against Herman Cain) were utterly unbelievable.

I replied with: Ann Coulter also said she is a “huge Romney supporter” that he is a “great Conservative”. Do you believe that?

I'm still waiting for an answer!!! When you have to substantiate your argument by quoting a RINO turncoat who made millions off her books bought by Conservatives and now is in bed with Chris Christie, Karl Rove and Mitt Romney; you have no credibility my friend.
137 posted on 04/14/2012 7:43:18 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Wurlitzer
DON’T GIVE OUR ENEMIES ANY MORE AMMO WHICH WILL NOT ONLY BE USED AGAINST MITT BUT WILL BE USED AGAINST CONSERVATIVES AND THE TEA PARTY.

So when will you stop this line of argumentation? If Romney gets elected, the same line of argumentation will be used to squelch any opposition to his policies. I can see all the "vote Romney because he's an R and isn't Obama" people saying we have to support our leader because if we don't we're just putting Hillary or whoever is the 2016 bogey man into office.

Sometimes principles have to trump party loyalty. I'm a conservative first, a Republican second, and Romney is a bridge too far.

138 posted on 04/14/2012 11:10:14 AM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: no dems
Wow! And those 4 votes will probably seal his defeat.

Why then do you get so upset when a conservative says that he or she is going to act on their conscience and not vote for Romney?

139 posted on 04/14/2012 11:13:29 AM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: Agamemnon
JRandomFreeper wrote: Nope, I'm an optimist. You responded: You lie to yourself.

Actually, I think it is those who are trying to scare conservative voters to Romney who lack optimism for our country. Those of us principled conservatives who are going to withhold our votes from Romney feel that our country has enough inherent strength to withstand four more years of Obama if it occurs.

140 posted on 04/14/2012 11:25:39 AM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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