Skip to comments.Tea Party Leader Blames “Weak-Kneed” Romney, Republicans For Loss to Obama
Posted on 11/07/2012 4:20:56 PM PST by drewh
A group Leaders of the Tea Party News Network and TheTeaParty.net offered an unflinching assessment of Election Day results. Todd Cefaratti, editor of the Tea Party News Network said, "We're disappointed in Governor Romney's loss. But this goes to the heart of what we have been saying all along. Bob Dole didn't win. John McCain didn't win. And now Mitt Romney hasn't won. The lesson the GOP and Americans need to learn is that weak-kneed Republicans do not get elected. Conservatives do."
"The Tea Party has not yet begun to fight. It's time for a wholesale reassessment of the D.C. establishment politicians and party grandees who have no commitment or courage to reduce the size of government. We now have another four years ahead of us with Barack Obama leading the charge against liberty," TPNN News Director Scottie Hughes said. "There were some bright spots tonight from Ted Cruz to Jeff Flake, to a decisive win in the U.S. House where Tea Partiers have a mandate to stand against Obama's big government second-term agenda. "
"I eagerly await the day the GOP establishment figures out that the 'safe' candidates are not getting the job done," stated Hughes. "The GOP needs to adhere to stricter ideological purity and put forth candidates that represent a significant difference in viewpoint from the Democrats that are creating devastating policies for Americans. The Republican Party has been shoving 'their' candidate down the throats of conservatives for years, and it's not working. It's time for them to wake up."
Cefaratti said, "We are disappointed tonight, but tomorrow morning the work begins. We will search every corner of this country for strong conservatives, not wishy-washy moderates. There's a change coming to our national politics, and the Tea Party will be on the frontlines waging this battle."
I rarely heard a peep out of the Tea Party the past 6 months. Didn’t hear much from any of the other candidates that got beat in the primary . . . none of them really got out there and supported Romney, Newt with his wife’s book and a few appearances on shows, but the rest, not much.
I’m not disappointed with Romney. I think he did an excellent job and I am sure he was in the lead the entire way. The voter fraud was just too overwhelming. Romney actually exceeded my expectations.
Damn straight! Akin/Mourdock-2016
The problem seems to be fraud. There’s no way Obamao won that election. There is just no sense that he was going to be even close here in New Hampshire. I just don’t believe it.
There is fraud not just at the individual level. I believe there is fraud systematically built into the systems in the states he won. We had voter ID in effect here in New Hampshire. Yet, we lost the presidential, governor, senate, and rep races by large margins.
There is just no way that is possible. We have a Republican super majority in the house and a majority in the senate.
The results are not believable.
I don’t like whiney finger pointing. I don’t accept it from the Engineers who report to me and I won’t accept it from the politicos.
Ronald Reagan watched as Nixon (the most Liberal president ever) and Ford tried to be Democrat light. No whiney finger pointing.
He fixed the problem.
Romney wasn’t a visionary conservative in the style of Reagan. I hate to say it, but George Will nailed it months ago when he predicted Romney would run on “competence” and lose. Plenty of Freepers predicted this outcome back in the Spring.
Romney did the best he could, but he was/is Romney. He couldn’t beat McCain in 2008, and couldn’t even match his vote totals in the general.
Gee...I thought it was primarily liberals who exercised that tendency to blame and whine. Ohhh well....
We can blame our situation on the Establishment, on the nominee, on the storm, on several things...but the MAIN reason we are in this mess is because of all of our choices.
Men have forgotten God; thats why all this has happened. ... Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Until we come to the place of GREAT repentance on the part of the majority of this nation, we will see an increasingly worse scenario. The CHANGE that is really needed is SPIRITUAL. History teaches this. The Sacred Scriptures teach this. Why do we have to learn this the hard way?
The Tea Party was probably trying to be team player and keep their criticisms low key, figuring it was better to attack Obama than Romney after the conventions.
Well, Romney ran an extremely timid campaign. Read the article at the above link.
Nonsense. The tea party candidates didn’t have a much better night than Romney did. We won Texas Senate. Lost several other races. Allen West is on the ropes, and probably out.
The fact is, we lost because we are not the majority at the moment. The problem isn’t Romney, or Christie, or Johnson, or Obama, or tactics, or speeches, or debates, or the establishment vs. the tea party. The problem is the electorate.
Romney was a fine candidate, and he ran a good campaign. He wasn’t McCain or Dole. I might’ve made a couple of different decisions than him ... might’ve attacked harder on some things. I’m not confident that him doing things my way would’ve made a difference.
This is not an unrecoverable problem ... but we have to acknowledge that the American people were not hoodwinked. They chose Obama, and they’ll get the government they deserve. It may be a very long four years — but I wouldn’t rather spend it anywhere else on earth.
So ... how do we win them back?
The Tea Party was taken over by socon extremists and idiots like Akin and Murdouch.
I was sitting here listening to Mark Levin and he made a good point. What does the Republican party stand for anymore? It stands for getting their butts elected. That is all. You have people on Fox saying that we should drop our tough stance on abortion so that we can get a Republican elected as president “next time”. That isn’t the problem you idiots! The Conservative always wins! At least they do when the RNC is forced to back them. Stop watering down our values to get elected it’s that simple! It doesn’t get people elected. They gave that fat dope Christie centerstage and shunned Palin at the RNC convention. All Christie did was talk about himself and than proceeds to stab Romney in the back with hurricane Sandy. The Republican establishment refuses to learn!
I am sure there was some voter fraud maybe a lot. I don’t think that is the main reason we lost tho.
Some, even in the media have pointed out the difference was because of a change in demographics.
With virtually open borders, this country is no longer the one I grew up in and it is only going to get worse. Part of the problem is most Republican presidents have been as bad as the Democrats or nearly so.
I think it may be possible that conservatives never win another national election.
There are so many Somalians, Mexicans, Haitians, etc. added to those already here that they can and will swing any election.
No, the GOP was taken over by leftwing squishes.
Bingo, we have a winner! My thoughts exactly!
I think Romney was about the best we had. I don't see any other candidate's doing as well. I also do not believe the entire election was lost because of “Voter Fraud” I am sure there was some hanky panky going on, but not that many votes. We did not turn out our base or some of our base left us.... I think we lost because of several factors; Young voters, women, and minorities. Bottom line, you can't ignore those three groups and win.....
I have nothing against the Tea Party or the Tea Party movement, but many of the candidates they supported and put forward were either idiots or had foot in mouth disease.
Over-all they have done more good than harm, because we got the House back, but they ain’t batting a thousand.
Ted Cruz is a Tea Partier I can support.
If the Tea Party can get a farm league with smart guys like that across the country, then we will be OK.
But Monday Morning Quarterbacking Romney is futile at this point.
There are no TEA Party “Leaders”.
You are correct. Bleeding heart liberals just don’t seem to get that after bleeding enough the host will die. The system as it is can only go on so far and then it will come crashing down. When there are no more millionaires to blame they will come for the middle class. If you own a home you will be the rich. Once the homes are gone they will say if you own a car you are rich. Hang on to your canned goods, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
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