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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:55 PM

Mitt Romney Better Move to Right, Says Emboldened Tea Party

Source: ABC


The stunning Texas victory of Ted Cruz, a young Tea Party-backed Republican over an establishment candidate vying for a Senate seat, has already so emboldened the insurgent conservative movement that activists are warning Mitt Romney he had better get on board.

"These guys " are going to force Romney to the right," said Andrea Shell, a spokeswoman for Tea Party group Freedom Works. "That is our entire mission."

Cruz won the Texas Republican primary Tuesday night. In Texas, winning the Republican nomination is a virtual lock on a Senate election.

His victory is the latest in a string of Tea Party candidates to tap into anti-establishment frustration within the Republican Party and overcome the steep odds and deep pockets of more mainstream candidates.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/mitt-romney-move-emboldened-tea-party/story?id=16906367#.UBmKOKN5mSM

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Reply Mitt Romney Better Move to Right, Says Emboldened Tea Party (Original post)
maddezmom Aug 2012 OP
JustAnotherGen Aug 2012 #1
nanabugg Aug 2012 #26
dballance Aug 2012 #2
rurallib Aug 2012 #6
Jack Rabbit Aug 2012 #13
truthisfreedom Aug 2012 #3
Berlum Aug 2012 #4
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #5
CurtEastPoint Aug 2012 #7
SoapBox Aug 2012 #25
onehandle Aug 2012 #8
JohnnyRingo Aug 2012 #9
maindawg Aug 2012 #22
Jack Rabbit Aug 2012 #34
kimbutgar Aug 2012 #10
fredamae Aug 2012 #11
cstanleytech Aug 2012 #12
EC Aug 2012 #14
louis-t Aug 2012 #15
Thav Aug 2012 #16
whathehell Aug 2012 #18
eaglesfanintn Aug 2012 #17
la la Aug 2012 #33
marble falls Aug 2012 #19
TheCowsCameHome Aug 2012 #20
mwooldri Aug 2012 #21
maindawg Aug 2012 #23
aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2012 #24
tanyev Aug 2012 #27
Marrah_G Aug 2012 #28
alfredo Aug 2012 #29
Flatpicker Aug 2012 #30
blkmusclmachine Aug 2012 #31
conlibe Aug 2012 #32

Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:57 PM

1. Oh please move even farther right Candidate Romney

Go for the gold! Put the re-legalization of slavery, taking the vote from women, and the abolition of public education on DAY one on your platform. Please oh please do it!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:37 PM

26. Hey, just remember ..this is Texas. nt

 

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:58 PM

2. If Romney moves any further right he's going to fall...

off the right side of the GOP platform.

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Response to dballance (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:02 PM

6. maybe he could float bringing back that 3/5ths of a person thing

or getting rid of that women's vote thing.

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Response to dballance (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:18 PM

13. Don't the right wingers fear that he'll fall off the edge of the Earth?

I'm not concerned about that, but you think they would be.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:00 PM

3. That'll be a little difficult, as rMoney's tribe has lost its grip on the collective steering wheel.

Maybe if they stick a paddle out on the right side and dig in.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:00 PM

4. "Hmmm, allow me to consult my Etch-a-Sketch." - Willard (R - Tax & Draft Dodger)

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:01 PM

5. I guess he has been a little slow to embrace live human sacrifice

Don't worry, teabillies, he'll get there.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:02 PM

7. What a guy... plus Cruz's wife works for Goldman Sachs.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:06 PM

25. Shouldn't they hate this?

oh ya...they just make up who / what they like / hate as they go.

...whiplash!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:02 PM

8. They won't be happy until he blows up a building in Oklahoma City. nt

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:05 PM

9. A Klan robe may help Romney.

He'll be a shoe in for sure in November if he does that and publicly calls Obama by the name the TeaBaggers commonly use.

Please, please don't move to the right Brer' Romney. We don't want you to win by a freakin' landslide. Hahaha

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:38 PM

22. he already did

back in may I believe. He caught himself as the nnnnnnnn was welling up inside of him.

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Response to maindawg (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:10 AM

34. I thought that was Rick Sanctomonious

Am I wrong?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:05 PM

10. Please rmoney campaign on privatizing social security, raising the age and lowering

the amount of benefits like Cruz is advocating for. Do it loudly and proudly. Please rmoney do it!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:08 PM

11. I'm starting to believe

There will be a TP takeover at the convention and romney ain't gonna get picked for "the team"...

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:16 PM

12. Yes of course they will force him to move to the right, after all putting a gun to someones head

to force them to do what you want has always been the best way to rule.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:26 PM

14. So what will they do if he doesn't?

They don't want Obama to win, so what is their plan if Rmoney doesn't move further right?

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Response to EC (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:32 PM

15. That was my question: "Or what?"

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Response to EC (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:33 PM

16. Yell louder.

That's all they seem to be good at.

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Response to EC (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:35 PM

18. Maybe

stay the hell HOME ?...

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:34 PM

17. Huh?

The article says, "His victory is the latest in a string of Tea Party candidates to tap into anti-establishment frustration within the Republican Party and overcome the steep odds and deep pockets of more mainstream candidates"
But, wasn't there a story on Rachel Maddow last night about how this guy got tons of money from outside of Texas? As long as d-bags like the Kochs and Dick Armey are involved, the nuttier the candidate, the better the funding.

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Response to eaglesfanintn (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:59 PM

33. toe sucker dick morris...

was pushing him a few days ago on insannity's show...

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:42 PM

19. Don't misunderstand how really bad Cruz is. And Dewhurst might have been as bad or worse ....

he's moved with Tea Party and the Nuge". He had a hand in the redistricting or more acurately, gerrymandering that had Rove and that ilk palling with Jack Abramoff close pal to W, Perry, Tom DeLay, Phil Graham, Newt, Ron Paul (all indictable and convictable greedy Rightwing ..... don't get me started)......

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:46 PM

20. Like shoving Jell-O through a soda straw............

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:54 PM

21. Go Romney, Go Right! Hard Right!

Sure it will mean the base will love you... but maybe I shouldn't mention the fact that independent voters will be turned off by these far right policies.

And as for the Tea Party - they claim that they are Anti-Establishment. From the past record, it looks like that these antiestablishmentists come very much into the establishment when they are elected - complaining that their health care benefits don't kick in just when they ran on an anti-healthcare platform. I'm sure there are more examples but I haven't the time to waste on this.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:46 PM

23. As more republican congress critters resign

citing the toxicity and acceptance of radicals into their mainstream it is clear that the base of the teabag movement is nothing but hatred and malice. The jackasses who actually believed anything else are embarrassed. They are finding themselves alone at the end of the party with a pack of assholes and cant undersatnd what to do about it. They will look for a back door exit, deny they were ever at that party and act like the egg all over their face is not there either. As with the former members of many fringe radical hate groups who hide their association when the light of truth becomes too bright.
Meanwhile, the movements hateful leaders will scream even louder desperate for attention when no one cares anymore. They will cling to the remnants of the hate song they created as they are shunned into the dustbin of history. They will not quit, they will act out. They will become dangerous, they will commit crimes, and they will always be full of hate.
I know that mittens will cater to them. I know this because he is one of them.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:49 PM

24. What more can he do? Channel Vlad the Impaler?

Heck, even Dick 'the grand inquisitor' Cheney isn't far right enough anymore.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:49 PM

27. You betcha! Lots of room over there, just beyond that cliff.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:04 PM

28. Oh he will move where ever you want him to move

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:32 PM

29. Will the GOP leaders stop using primaries to pick their nominee?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:29 PM

30. WTH

Is Wrong with Texas?

It's like they are caught in some massive groupthink deathspiral.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:29 PM

31. The American Taliban

in all their glory. They'll see everybody dead before it's over.

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