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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:31 AM

Conservative Republicans fight back after Romney loss

Evangelical leaders and conservative activists have a simple message for establishment Republicans about Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid: We told you so.

After nearly two weeks of listening to GOP officials pledge to assert greater control over the party and its most strident voices in the wake of Romney’s loss, grass-roots activists have begun to fight back, saying that they are not to blame for the party’s losses in November.


“The moderates have had their candidate in 2008 and they had their candidate in 2012. And they got crushed in both elections. Now they tell us we have to keep moderating. If we do that, will we win?” said Bob Vander Plaats, president of the Family Leader. Vander Plaats is an influential Christian conservative who opposed Romney in the Iowa caucuses 10 months ago and opposed Sen. John McCain’s candidacy four years ago.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/conservative-republicans-fight-back-after-romney-loss/2012/11/19/4d04a050-3270-11e2-bfd5-e202b6d7b501_story.html?wpisrc=nl_politics



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UCmeNdc Nov 2012 OP
Arkana Nov 2012 #1
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #2
EC Nov 2012 #7
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #9
Dubster Nov 2012 #3
Aristus Nov 2012 #4
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #5
ROBROX Nov 2012 #13
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #16
Sunlei Nov 2012 #18
qwlauren35 Nov 2012 #21
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #22
EC Nov 2012 #6
Sunlei Nov 2012 #8
Johnny2X2X Nov 2012 #10
are_you_serious_1234 Nov 2012 #11
Cha Nov 2012 #25
Freddie Nov 2012 #26
workinclasszero Nov 2012 #12
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #14
RBInMaine Nov 2012 #15
libdem4life Nov 2012 #17
Democat Nov 2012 #19
Spryguy Nov 2012 #20
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #23
Cha Nov 2012 #24
davidpdx Nov 2012 #27

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:34 AM

1. Like I said--this will not end until the crazies get one of their own as the nominee.

When he gets annihilated, then perhaps they'll shut the fuck up.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:34 AM

2. Does this mean they think Rick Santorum would have had more success than Romney?

We could have had an avalanche.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:17 PM

7. One of the super pac people

said next time he's backing Santorum...

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Response to EC (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:36 PM

9. Santorum gets Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Oklahoma = 20 EVs.

The Democrat will get the rest.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:36 AM

3. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:07 PM

4. "How Do You Solve A Problem LikeTurd Blossom?"

Sung to the tune of "How Do You solve A Problem Like Maria?" from The Sound Of Music.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:33 PM

5. I'm confused

They carry so much weight in the Republican Party that the Republicans in Congress kowtow to their every wish and/or fear their wrath if they bend ever so slightly on anything yet they still can't get their supposedly superior ultra-conservative candidates nominated. BTW Romney ran as a "severe conservative" for most of the campaign and basically said and did everything they wanted, so WTF are they complaining about?


And here's just some free advice for 2016: Go right ahead and run Rick Santorum and try to get him nominated!

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:28 PM

13. TEA PARTY HAS MONEY PEOPLE

 

The new version of the GOP is the TEA PARTY. Each car company has its different models. The GOP has several conservative models which they "support."

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:20 PM

16. Is the Tea Party a branch of the GOP or a separate entity?

I honestly can't tell. The media seems to treat the "Tea Party" as a separate entity of "concerned citizens". Last year they had "Tea Party representatives" on to discuss issues like drug testing welfare recipients. Of course, they only parroted right-wing Republican talking points and AFAIK Tea Party members are only composed of Republicans or "former Republicans". I've heard some claim that there are some Democrats among them but I can't imagine what self-loving Democrats would be part of the Tea Party movement, which, as far as I can tell, seems to have started out in 2009 as a reactionary anti-Obama movement.

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:41 AM

18. tea party is a kochs' JBS creation. Let Koch pay for them.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:34 PM

21. PLEASE get him nominated.

Let the conservative Republicans discover that they are a minority in comparison to the combination of Democrats AND Independents.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:21 PM

22. I wonder if they would FINALLY realize that people don't want what they are selling THEN?

Nah probably not. When he loses, they'll probably just say that Santorum wasn't CONSERVATIVE ENOUGH either.

You know, I would actually like to see the Republicans run the most batshit crazy ultra-conservative they can find if for no other reason that to convince people en masse that the GOP has, finally, completely lost it. I think that that actually could have happened this year if there hadn't been so many anti-Romneys running for the nomination allowing Romney to basically "survive" his way to the nomination.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:15 PM

6. What idiots

The right wing nuts did vote for Rmoney...so they will go even further to the right and get just the same voters they got this time, maybe fewer.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:19 PM

8. you nutters LET THEM, stuff romney down your throat. swallow and shut-up already.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:52 PM

10. LOL

Never interupt your opponent when he is in the middle of a mistake. If they run a more Conservative candidate in 2016, they will get blown out by 220 EVs, let them do it.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:52 PM

11. I am thinking the election was much closer because the GOP DID have Romney.

I'm not convinced a more conservative candidate would have received as many votes as Romney received overall (IMO). I could be wrong though.

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Response to are_you_serious_1234 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:50 AM

25. Right.. romney could be all things to all people..what's not

to like? He can Swing from Mr Severely Conservative to Mr Wrap himself around the President in the 3rd Debate.

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Response to are_you_serious_1234 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:04 AM

26. Exactly

His poll numbers shot up after the first debate when he suddenly became "Moderate Mitt" and looked like a reasonable alternative to the undecided crowd. Thank God that illusion didn't last. But if he had continued being Severely Conservative Mitt he would have gotten far less than 47% of the popular vote. Glad the Repug party is too dense to see that.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:54 PM

12. Fight back flat earth loons!

Of course you lost because Rmoney the Mormon bishop/vulture capitalist and his magic underwear were not right wing, or should I say, Reich wing enough for America!

Here's the winning repig ticket next time thugs. Palin and Santorum, or Bachman...yeah!

Those idiots make Genghis Khan look liberal!

You repigs need to go HARDCORE RIGHT!!! Purge everyone who disagrees with you!!!

See ya in 2016...(snort)

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:44 PM

14. Blame Blame Blame. They All thought it was a shoe -in. Shocked and Freaked out because

they lost. The party is to blame. They pushed Mitt too far to the right and he is to blame for letting them do that. A nd let's face it Romney was on all sides of the issures how could anyone trust him?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:52 PM

15. I LOVE IT !! KEEP LETTING THE INMATES TAKE OVER THE ASYLUM !! They'll sink into NOWHERE LAND !!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:41 PM

17. Perhaps it was God's Will...pretty creative with the ol' cell phone video thing. :)

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:45 AM

19. There is only one solution, nominate Sarah Palin in 2016!

That's the path forward.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:59 AM

20. SO excited...

 

Between Anonymous backing us and the swing of the country left, this election really gave me hope for the future. This coming election is when the repugs will pull out all the stops, but progress is inevitable. There is not one, single part of their platform that is tolerable to the average American anymore. This is why they can't win an election- we now need to look into all available ways we can continue the ball rolling on the majority, find ways to lock out anyone who doesn't get with the program, and continue until we can finally achieve one party dominance over the repigs, relegating them to history's dustbin and leaving the Democrats as the sole, electable party of the American People.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:08 AM

23. I don't get why Republicans are so oblivious to the fact that being ultra-conservative doesn't work.

Even Jim Messina himself admitted that the GOP candidate the Obama team feared the most was Jon Huntsman, who BTW was considered the most moderate Republican out of the bunch. And he was nowhere close to getting the nod. Instead they nominated a wannabe-wingnut, and were thoroughly blown out. Republicans won't learn until their party finally goes the way of the dodo.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:46 AM

24. Brawawawaaaa.. Good Luck with that teabagger Fantasy Land.. how'd that Akin-

Mourdock dumbkoff thing work out for you.. yeah.

We'll need plenty of Popcorn..

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:21 AM

27. It's funny to watch them beat each other

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