Tea Party Patriots blame the GOP for losing because of "weak moderate candidate" Romney

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posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:42 AM
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Yes, this coming from Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator for the Tea Party patriots. She blamed the GOP establishment for chosing a "weak moderate candidate" that is Romney:



The thing is, Jenny hasn't been awefully forthcoming on selecting the "right" candidate for the GOP instead she appears to have skirted the question all election season. When Newt won the South Carolina primary she didn't seem to say much in her interview with Rachel maddow either:


"What we've seen in Florida and what we saw in our tel teleforum sunday night is that Mitt Romney, Santorum and Newt Gingrich all three are embracing the values and the issues we've been talking about for the last 3 years"

video.msnbc.msn.com...

The idea that the GOP lost because Romney wasn't the best candidate is ludicrous, he was the best candidate the GOP could come up with. The Tea parties made up more than half of the GOP vote and they ultimately decided who was going to be the nominee, and Romney ended up being that nominee. They voted for him during the 2012 elections, more than 80% of them did, so to blame the GOP on Romney's faliure to win the presidency is a cop out, the Tea Parties have just as much to blame for that failure. Whether the Tea Parties will develop their own party? I doubt it, because they know it won't go anywhere.




posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:53 AM
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Nah. He wasn't the best candidate the GOP could come up with. He was just the biggest bitch to the corporate overlords. Instead we have a democrat who is also a bitch to the corporate overlords. Oh well, po tate to, po tat o.

Ron Paul wanted to be a candidate...but was he? No....thats cause no one gave a # about him and pretty much ignored him on the MSM.

We as Americans, seriously need to start reading and looking for real news sources that aren't opinionated and twisted around. We also need leaders who care about the citizens. When was the last time any leader gave such a heart warming speech that you cried? and let me add, after their term would the same speech leave you nostalgic because the promises held true?

We've come to a point where truth no longer exists, people are told how and what to think, instead of discovering knowledge and wisdom for themselves.

Either way the GOP are a bunch of money groveling, P.O.S.'s. Who does not even deserve to pick up the glorious poop from my dog. They really need to stop and reflect upon themselves....all of government does. Reflect on your actions and see your own ugliness

Even so, are the so called "tea partiers" , supported by ron paul? or are they jsut so hateful, the GOP doesn't want them either......Way to screw up politics even more
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posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 02:58 AM
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I believe the "right" candidate was already shat upon by the GOP during the debates( despite the overwhelming support) and shut out, as he wouldn't bow to their "masters". And instead represented the majority of Americans values whole heartedly.

If they weren't more concerned with pleasing corporations than "we the people" this wouldn't even be being discussed, instead Obama would be getting to file unemployment.
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posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 03:10 AM
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So in 2016 they'll march out the most neoconservative, hard-right, Christian fundamentalist nutjob they can find? There's a hell of a strategy....


It's like finding out their candidate wasn't tall enough to dunk the ball so next time they'll find an even shorter guy



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 03:19 AM
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Hawking, I don't agree with a lot of your political posts, but the wisdom of your response "forced" me to star you and agree, with much enthusiasm!

I honesty think the GOP will inaccuratley interpret this fail, as evidence they need to be even more stupid next time around.

I am no liberal, but the repubs are so far off base right now, well I consider myself conservative, yet even with my 1000 foot tower and telephoto lens can't see where they are coming from.

Must be never never land I guess.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 03:29 AM
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Romney was the candidate the GOP party hacks running the thing these days decided had properly 'earned' his shot at the top job. Being the best has little to do with it from anything I saw this cycle.

Of course Romney was a moderate...at best. I argued against him myself before he became the last one standing and so, the only choice. For the record, he was quite high profile campaigning with Ted Kennedy. A role model for Progressive/Liberal world views. Romney was actually elected in one of the bluest states the nation has...Mass, to be it's Governor. He even gave Ted Kennedy himself a run for his money for his own Senate seat in 1994 although they obviously made things up in the intervening years.


BOSTON — When Gov. Mitt Romney signed legislation in April 2006 requiring most Massachusetts residents to have health coverage, Senator Edward M. Kennedy stood by his side, beaming like a proud father. They were onstage at historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, a setting that had a special resonance for the two.
Kennedy Helped Shape Romney’s Career, and Still Haunts It - NYT

^^ Hardly a conservative source of news ..to say the least. It's a fair assessment in my view though and again, why he was my dead last choice. I also really feared people would go low enough to use the quirky nature of some aspects of the Mormon religion as a lever to attack him with, which by extension, really did attack the Mormon Faith overall to some extent. That was sure one I wish I'd been wrong on. He was about the worst of the bunch though. Although, I must say....Rick Perry did worry me more. Great guy to run Texas, I'm sure, but not the whole nation, IMO.

It's not quite the type of thing to mention before the election, when seeing him elected as the lesser of two disasters was the idea. Now though, there's no point to sugar coating Mittens. He really never was anything like the best who could have been offered. Paul for one..... Allen West would be another nice idea if he could have made a serious run. Just my two cents.
edit on 9-11-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: minor correction.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 03:39 AM
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Starred!

What is it with you rabbits and common sense that makes me feel so dumb?

I guess I need more carrots to articulate my thoughts more poiniently.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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Haha thanks I appreciate that...

I think what frustrates me about it is that the loudest members of the GOP come to represent them in the media. But there are many intelligent, and fiscally conservative, Americans out there who can't be heard through all the crazy.

Fiscal conservatism is going to be more and more important as time goes by - we need smart republicans



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 03:42 AM
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So while the population of Latinos, Blacks, Asians, Non-Religious, Gays and other minorities keep growing, the tea party's solution is to bring forth more candidates that are anti-immigrant, nativist, homophibic, religious zealots?

Let them! It will bring the demise of the GOP and the death of neo-conservatism even faster.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 03:45 AM
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20 years ago, Mitt Romney would have won this election by a landslide.

But we live in a different country, the economy is important to people but so are social issues.

Most of the Tea party was voted out of office and President Obama got 332 EV, as well as the popular vote.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 06:31 AM
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Originally posted by muse7
So while the population of Latinos, Blacks, Asians, Non-Religious, Gays and other minorities keep growing, the tea party's solution is to bring forth more candidates that are anti-immigrant, nativist, homophibic, religious zealots?

Let them! It will bring the demise of the GOP and the death of neo-conservatism even faster.


The problem with this post is you don't know the real definition of neo-con and where it came from, although as a socialist you really should know that the term was originally coined by a socialist to denote one who left the LEFTIST ideology to become a non-leftist. In that realm, Wolfowitz, Perle, and David Horowitz are the genuine neo-cons.

Do not make the mistake of relating all Republicans as neo-con or you risk showing yourself as uninformed.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by muse7
20 years ago, Mitt Romney would have won this election by a landslide.

But we live in a different country, the economy is important to people but so are social issues.

Most of the Tea party was voted out of office and President Obama got 332 EV, as well as the popular vote.


And what does this tell you about the trend today? Does it not tell you that both women and men are too selfish to protect their unborn, people don't care if we go off a cliff as long as they can get free contraceptives and federal funding for abortions, and gay marriage is more important than saving the economy and getting people back to work.
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posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by Svipdagr
Nah. He wasn't the best candidate the GOP could come up with. He was just the biggest bitch to the corporate overlords. Instead we have a democrat who is also a bitch to the corporate overlords. Oh well, po tate to, po tat o.

Ron Paul wanted to be a candidate...but was he? No....thats cause no one gave a # about him and pretty much ignored him on the MSM.

We as Americans, seriously need to start reading and looking for real news sources that aren't opinionated and twisted around. We also need leaders who care about the citizens. When was the last time any leader gave such a heart warming speech that you cried? and let me add, after their term would the same speech leave you nostalgic because the promises held true?

We've come to a point where truth no longer exists, people are told how and what to think, instead of discovering knowledge and wisdom for themselves.

Either way the GOP are a bunch of money groveling, P.O.S.'s. Who does not even deserve to pick up the glorious poop from my dog. They really need to stop and reflect upon themselves....all of government does. Reflect on your actions and see your own ugliness

Even so, are the so called "tea partiers" , supported by ron paul? or are they jsut so hateful, the GOP doesn't want them either......Way to screw up politics even more
edit on 9-11-2012 by Svipdagr because: (no reason given)


This is the single most true statement I have ever read.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 09:05 AM
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Maybe what we really need is a centrist party. I am sure it would get a whole lot of support from the moderates of both the left and right.



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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Don’t say sane things like that. Starred.
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