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Tea Party Leader blames "weak-kneed" Romney, Republicans for loss to Obama
Bayoubuzz ^ | November 7, 2012 | Bayoubuzz Staff

Posted on 11/07/2012 8:14:01 AM PST by Marketfly1

According to one Tea Party leader, the reason for Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama is that he was not conservative enough and was “weak-kneed” and a throwback to Bob Dole and John McCain. The President Bush’s were not named, however.

In a press statement, entitled “Tea Party Vows "No Retreat" and a subtitle “Promise to search out candidates with clear conservative records; no more Dole-McCain-Romney nominees”, the group leaders said the following:

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TOPICS: Government; History; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; republicans; romney; teaparty

1 posted on 11/07/2012 8:14:08 AM PST by Marketfly1
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To: Marketfly1

Romney showed some spine and some promise in the first debate and then we went into a “don’t lose” strategy of not attacking the president and his bounce steadily eroded.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 8:19:13 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Marketfly1
According to the "brilliant" talking heads on FOX this morning, the GOP is going to have to become DemocRATS before they'll be able to win elections again. Just one big happy family of freeloaders and "What's in it for me?" types.

"To hell with the country, what is my country going to do for me! It's all about ME!"

3 posted on 11/07/2012 8:19:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (REVENGE wins.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Atlas will shrug.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 8:20:15 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Marketfly1
At least Mitt Romney was more than likeable. McCain was NOT. Do you really think going more conservative would help? I think Christian dropped the ball this time, oh, and STUPID WOMEN didn't help either.

I am embarrassed for my gender, one that thinks with their body parts, EXCLUDING their brains. We have NO reason to blame men for anything that involves body parts like we have been wont to do.

5 posted on 11/07/2012 8:20:27 AM PST by madison10
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To: Marketfly1

The fact is the Republican party nominated two of the most able and conscientious people in the country to head the ticket.

The voters chose Obama.

Figure that, but it was nothing to do with any tea party.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 8:21:35 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Marketfly1

Do you not recall the rules changes at last RNC? A strong conservative third party is our only recourse. The hell with the GOP-e


7 posted on 11/07/2012 8:24:20 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Marketfly1

So how ‘weak kneed’ and ineffective was the Tea Party this time around?

They couldn’t protect and re-elect some members of the
class of 2010 and help pick dinosaurs for Senate Candidates that alienated voters in Missouri and Indiana so that two almost sure pickups went by the board in states where Romney won.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 8:30:13 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
All talking heads are wrong. Mitt lost because turnout was low. Mitt will not exceed McCain's vote total in 2008 (oh, btw, Obama will probably not beat McCain's 2008).

So the GOP is not out of touch with voters, they are not in touch with voters.

The GOP needs to directly market to groups- bluntly, examples:

The GOP needs to expose that the RATS view women as a life support system for a uterus.

With Blacks, the GOP need to market the genocide of abortion.

With Hispanics, the GOP needs to explain we want an immigration policy that helps Latin Americans and the United States, not create a sub-subservient class and voting group for the Democratic party.

9 posted on 11/07/2012 8:30:20 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Marketfly1

” - - - the reason for Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama is that he was not conservative enough and was “weak-kneed” and a throwback to Bob Dole and John McCain. “

DUH !

And so ends the rule of the RINO Wing of the Republican Party, with the RINOs exiting stage left and still whimpering “Next time we will be SERIOUSLY Conservative!”

BYE, and don’t let the door hit yuh, were the Good Lord split yuh!


10 posted on 11/07/2012 8:31:21 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Marketfly1

So how ‘weak kneed’ and ineffective was the Tea Party this time around?

They couldn’t protect and re-elect some members of the
class of 2010 and help pick dinosaurs for Senate Candidates that alienated voters in Missouri and Indiana so that two almost sure pickups went by the board in states where Romney won.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 8:37:36 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: Marketfly1

And where in the hell was the so called Tea Party during this whole election??? I saw NOTHING, I MEAN NOTHING about the Tea Party one way or another during the last few months. The Party that was foremost in 2010 became invisible this time around and now are trying to blame Romney for their lack of zeal.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 8:44:09 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: fish hawk

“And where in the hell was the so called Tea Party during this whole election?”

Getting bashed by the RINO establishment.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 8:48:17 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: tsomer

If Romney was the most able - why did he do more poorly than John McCain?


14 posted on 11/07/2012 8:49:00 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: madison10

I don’t want to keep blaming but there is enough to go around. How many evangelicals did not want to vote for a mormon?
Also, TOO many Americans vote for their particular interests and not what is good for ALL of America. ie:
My Birth Control
MY Body
My Gay Wedding
My Food Stamps
My Free Phone
My (ha ha) Free Healthcare
My Race
My Citizen Status
Me, Me, freakin, me.
Self-motivated, single issue voters.
All part and parcel of what they are being taught in government schools. They are rewarded for just showing up.
Because they are just so special.
“Self” is not of God.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 8:50:08 AM PST by two23
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To: madison10
At least Mitt Romney was more than likeable. McCain was NOT. Do you really think going more conservative would help? I think Christian dropped the ball this time, oh, and STUPID WOMEN didn't help either.

Ahhhh, here we go again. Blame it all on the Christian. Disgusting!!

16 posted on 11/07/2012 9:21:21 AM PST by Ron H. (Pray America, we're gonna need it!)
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To: Ron H.
I'm not "blaming it all on the Christian." I am one. ALL was too general. I should have said many.

Yesterday, for the first time, I heard some disheartening info regarding Christians I know--they didn't want to vote for the Mormon; they didn't think the candidates were conservative enough; their churches more-or-less told them to vote for Obama, so they did or they stayed home, not using the God-given freedom to vote; they have NO problem with voting for the abortion candidates because somehow they gain financially if that candidate won.

There are churches that do NOT preach against evil and good out of fear/PC and actually back gay marriage. (people do equate church with Christian, even if evangelicals do not)

We have NOT done what we should have done and it is a shame, not all of us MANY of us.

17 posted on 11/07/2012 9:31:51 AM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

On another FR thread some idiot was boasting that by staying home evangelicals had taught republicans a lesson.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 9:51:49 AM PST by norton
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To: JCBreckenridge
If Romney was the most able - why did he do more poorly than John McCain?

Gee...
I guess the American people:
-prefer the same thing--no matter how bad--to a change.
(Bam's change theme worked in '08 because change was
already in motion--Bush was leaving)
-are attracted to style and repelled by substance
-want a nanny when things get scary (ie, Sandy)
-don't or can't think about the future welfare of the country, only immediate desires
-crave collectivism, even though they desperately want to beat the guy in the next cubicle over.
-are ignorant of history and cannot draw analogies. -distrust millionaires, unless they make a big show of their so called philanthropy
-are demoralized, debauched and intimidated, even frightened of moral people, especially if these people speak of God.
-hate Mormons, much for the above.
-get their opinions from Time, Newsweek, etc, which hammered Romney and Ryan
-Neither R or R could cite military experience--this is only a requirement for Republicans.

19 posted on 11/07/2012 11:48:08 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Marketfly1
The Bain campaign stuck like glue and I am convinced cost Romney several million votes from middle class and working class taxpayers.

Because competent as Romney may be, everything about his career smells "finance guy....Wall Street deal broker".

Take a Mitt Romney and subtract the personal integrity, and you've got the exact type that brought us all the bubbles, Too Big To Fail and the bailouts.

You can be rich and still win Main Street's approval if you are a hands on businessman who delivers products and services. Not a contract wrangler who makes his millions by transaction fees on paper moving around.

20 posted on 11/07/2012 1:31:33 PM PST by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: madison10
I appreciate your explanation but still take issue with any reference to blaming Christians in any way for any part in this expected loss, he was not our candidate, not even close. Being a Mormon had nothing to do with my decision to not support Mitt Romney in this election. His positions on most social issues of which I support Romney was on the other side, way over. He advocated for very few, if any social issues that was of great importance to me therefore I could not in good conscience abandon the principles that I hold dear.

I can compromise at times but some issues are beyond compromise as for as I am concerned. If the Republicans want my vote in the future then give me a more palatable candidate that I can feel comfortable with. Romney has been and still is an unprincipled perennial loser in my book. He ranks right down there with Ford, Dole, McCain and maybe even "W". As it appears to me the "R" party is over as of this election, finished. Next election there will be ever more federal tax-dollar tit suckers (welfare and the etc.) draining the life out of our economy.

21 posted on 11/07/2012 1:44:06 PM PST by Ron H. (Democrats are without question the Welfare Party of the Future.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

But the “experts” told us that this made him look “Presidential”. How can so many political experts, many of them on payroll, be so damn stupid?


22 posted on 11/07/2012 2:46:24 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: madison10

Do you really think acting more liberal is a winning strategy. There is a truth in elections that liberals masquerading as conservatives always lose to the real thing.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 2:49:21 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Sam Gamgee
Do you really think acting more liberal is a winning strategy?

ummm...no. I was asking an honest question. Would being more conservative help?

24 posted on 11/07/2012 2:58:30 PM PST by madison10
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To: Sam Gamgee

How can they SEE something work and then do the opposite? His “experts” were idiots.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 5:05:36 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: 11th Commandment
All losing issues. All issues no one cares about.

Blacks know about abortion but don't care.
No immigration reform short of open borders will please Mexicans.

It's just wasted energy.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 6:30:23 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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