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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:59 PM

Tea Party Leader blames “weak-kneed” Romney, Republicans for loss to Obama...

Source: the Bayou Buzz (Louisiana)

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...

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:

A group Leaders of the Tea Party News Network (TPNN) 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. "...


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Man, these guys just don't get it! Do they really think that their version of a hard right candidate could win the Hispanic, Black, Asian, woman, LGBT vote et al?

..Or do they really think that there are enough angry white males out there to put them over the top?

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Indi Guy Nov 2012 OP
Mr.Turnip Nov 2012 #1
enough Nov 2012 #2
Alamuti Lotus Nov 2012 #3
Jack Rabbit Nov 2012 #5
Alamuti Lotus Nov 2012 #6
valerief Nov 2012 #4
Volaris Nov 2012 #28
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #30
valerief Nov 2012 #31
sevenseas Nov 2012 #7
adieu Nov 2012 #12
AleksS Nov 2012 #8
Jack Rabbit Nov 2012 #9
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #10
adieu Nov 2012 #11
Dubster Nov 2012 #13
qanda Nov 2012 #14
FiveGoodMen Nov 2012 #24
Dulcinea Nov 2012 #15
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #16
apnu Nov 2012 #17
caveat_imperator Nov 2012 #18
heaven05 Nov 2012 #19
Indi Guy Nov 2012 #21
DallasNE Nov 2012 #20
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #22
Indi Guy Nov 2012 #25
defacto7 Nov 2012 #23
Kablooie Nov 2012 #26
Indi Guy Nov 2012 #35
yardwork Nov 2012 #27
Jim Lane Nov 2012 #29
yardwork Nov 2012 #36
Maeve Nov 2012 #32
ReRe Nov 2012 #33
are_you_serious_1234 Nov 2012 #34
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #37
olddad56 Nov 2012 #38
Indi Guy Nov 2012 #41
magical thyme Nov 2012 #39
MicaelS Nov 2012 #40
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #42
Indi Guy Nov 2012 #46
fascisthunter Nov 2012 #47
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #43
Shilo Nov 2012 #44
daleo Nov 2012 #45

Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:00 PM

1. Yeah keep telling yourself that GOP.

when you start losing Arizona, Texas and Georgia don't come crying to us.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:03 PM

2. I wish them all the luck in the world. Just keep finding those

candidates with "clear conservative records."

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:06 PM

3. oh how beautiful it is, they've already started that circular firing squad over this..

 

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Response to Alamuti Lotus (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:10 PM

5. They started that last week, or didn't you notice?

!!

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:14 PM

6. Oh, I guess I didn't notice..

 

I noticed the Christie dogpile because that guy had the raw nerve and breach of ideological discipline to NOT spit on Obama's goodwill actions to his slightly damp state, but I have been rather unobservant otherwise.

And considering how many guns these nutjobs have, that "circular firing squad" line is meant to be possibly taken literally.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:10 PM

4. Yes, that was it. They just weren't insane enough.

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:10 PM

28. I say we go full bore, act like we are TERRIFIED of a Palin run,

do whatever we can to "help" them get her the Party Nomination, and then let Hillary and Bill kick her ass so hard in the General there will be NO DOUBT among their base that they were just so wrong. If a severe head wound won't convince them, then only the political equalivant of a Public Beheading probably will. I say, why not let it be Sarah?

But, more than likely, it will be Jeb who has the money to buy their loyalty in the primaries....

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:25 PM

30. the TP was fake to begin with

and most people know that now...look for GOP strategists to go back in the lab and start trying to create the newer, better "TeaParty 2.0"

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:57 PM

31. Yes, there will be a new pseudo-grassroots conservative movement, but I don't think

it will bear the tea party name in any way. It'll be something equally "cute". Maybe the Ray Gun Party, which will return to the Reagan principles (whatever the hell they are) to "zap" undesirables from America. They'll get to hold their beloved guns, which may shoot "death rays to undesirables" (light), at rallies. Whatever it will be, we can be sure it'll be comic booky.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:19 PM

7. Republicans just don't get it-


The Tea Party is ruining any hope of a decent Republican Party. Tea partiers are parasitic leeches. If the Repub leadership is smart, they will get rid of the teaparty ASAP.

But - they will most likely keep shooting themselves in their feet.

.....their loss......

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Response to sevenseas (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:40 PM

12. The Tea Party has ruined the GOP name.

The reasonable members of the GOP can not recover the name and remove the tarnish. The GOP will become inconsequential in 16 years, if not sooner.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:20 PM

8. Cause all the Teabagger Senate candidates did soooooo well...

By all means teabagger, keep putting Mourdocks, Atkins, O'Donnel's, etc. up for election.

Seriously. I'm sure that's exactly what you need to do to win.

Keep it up!

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:20 PM

9. They want candidates with . . .

. . . clear conservative right wing, racist, misogynist, xenophobic, homophobic and sectarian bigoted records.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:23 PM

10. Here's what I will explain to the Teabagger's

you can put the candidates up for nomination, but the nation, through primaries, will pick the candidate. Romney appeared to be the most moderate of the bunch... that should tell you something, Tealiban. Even your own party doesn't want the extremism you represent.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:38 PM

11. Keep driving to the right

The cliff's just a few more inches away. I think tomorrow, there will definitely be a schism in the GOP party with the moderates and rationals leaving to join the Democratic party. The GOP will become a shadow of its former self, run by a bunch of crazed, rabid yokels. In time, the Democratic party will split with a liberal side and a center-right side, both with some semblance of rationality (they both would agree on global warming, but may disagree on how to best combat it, but will only use scientists and economists to debate out the better policy position, rather than demagogues). I expect that in the next 16 years.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:40 PM

13. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:44 PM

14. So they want to double down on the crazy

Yeah, that's the ticket.

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Response to qanda (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:20 PM

24. and triple and quadruple down

And they will eventually win if we don't acknowledge that they are America's enemies.

They'll cheat harder.

They'll lie more.

They'll buy more TV stations. And newpapers. Etc.

Fight them or be taken over.

It doesn't matter that they're nuts.

Nuts can do an awful lot of damage.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:13 PM

15. Mitt Romney lost because he was a crappy candidate.

What, exactly, did he stand for, except to make sure people in his income bracket didn't have to pay taxes? He's an empty suit, devoid of charm or charisma.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:20 PM

16. Wholesale rush to marginalization. They're doing

Our work for us. It's the crazy, stupid.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:21 PM

17. The pot shots in the coming Republican civil war are being fired now (nt)

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:38 PM

18. He neglected to mention that his precious g.w. bush didn't win.

-BOTH TIMES.

It was only through criminal acts that he and cheney got into the White House.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:51 PM

19. this

group of nuts need to be marginalized and thrown into the dustbin of history. Racism was defeated Tuesday November 6, 2012. At least overt racism.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:55 PM

21. They're doing a pretty good job of...

...marginalizing themselves & saving us the effort. I'm just going to relax and enjoy the show

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:53 PM

20. The Question Answers Itself

Notwithstanding what Lindsey Graham said on the subject. Gerrymandering saved the Republicans in the House but the incoming Senate will be substantially more liberal than the outgoing Senate as a direct result of Tea Party "success" in the primaries.

Also, interesting to note that the one Republican that has won since Dole lost in 1996 got no mention whatsoever -- his name is George W. Bush. He is the one that created most of the mess we face today so nobody in the Republican Party wants to be seen with him. So what is this loser trying to say? The soul searching in the Republican Party will last for another 6-8 years. My guess is that the Tea Party will attempt to nominate a Hispanic like Rubio or Cruz, thinking that wins the Hispanic vote and give them the win. The huge problem there is that neither Rubio nor Cruz will support the Republican platform on immigration. Romney tried to have his cake and eat it too and that didn't turn out to well so I don't think you can just slap a Hispanic name on top of that and still be successful and that is why it will take another 6-8 years for the Republicans to respond. There is no clear path forward for them.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:55 PM

22. War...HOOH...good God...what is it good for?

Absolutely everything...when it happens inside the GOP.



Say it again, y'all.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:33 PM

25. Well done...

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:17 PM

23. Romney and the GOP may be "weak kneed",


but the the Tea Party is "weak-minded".

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:35 PM

26. Yep. Keep rationalizing everything so you don't have to confront reality.

That's the essence of the GOP mistake.
They refuse to see reality and react to it.
It's always someone else's fault.
Someone else has a problem, I'm perfect!

This kind of thinking prevents them from dealing with anything real and as a result their problems will just get bigger and bigger.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:24 AM

35. That's pretty interesting considering that the GOP prides itself...

...on the ethos of personal accountability.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:36 PM

27. I hope that they run Santorum next.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:18 PM

29. Which do you prefer, Santorum/Bachmann or Santorum/DeMint?

Either way, the Tea Partiers could feel confident that they finally had the bold conservative ticket that would carry 43 states.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:44 AM

36. Either. Bring it.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:04 PM

32. Go, lemmings, go! Off that cliff! Go!! eom

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:10 PM

33. I don't get it....

...this tea bag leader thinks that being more conservative, more sociopathic, meaner, more
hateful can win friends, influence people and win elections? When I come upon one of these jerks in life, I steer clear of him/her. There has got to be something wrong upstairs.... "it's madness", like POB says!

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:21 PM

34. ........weak-kneed Republicans do not get elected. Conservatives do.

Last edited Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:10 PM - Edit history (1)

Riiiiight.......

How did that workout for Gingrich and Santorum?

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:06 AM

37. Irrelevant idiot focuses on irrelevancy.

Bye idiots!

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:10 PM

38. When the COKE brothers stop supporting the Tea Party, it will just fade away.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #38)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:19 PM

41. With all the $millions they wasted,

along with Sheldon Adelson on this election -- I don't know if they will have the heart to do the same in the next cycle.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:44 PM

39. Uh-oh...they figured it out.

Now they'll move right until they fall off the edge of the earth!

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:12 PM

40. If the Tea Party is SO powerful...

Why didn't they get a "proper" Conservative nominated in the first place? They could have nominated Rick Santorum or Ron Paul. Either was more Conservative than Romney.

So why didn't they?

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:29 PM

42. mental illness should be treated

these people make up their own reality, and to me, that's a danger to everyone around them. No good comes from delusion.

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #42)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:16 PM

46. The scary thing is that you're really onto it, and that...

...these people, the Tea Party movers and shakers, trap others inside their echo chamber of horrors -- built into their micro-manipulated media.

They ensnare a gullible bloc of the public within their personal delusions of vastly exaggerated relevance; and in their paranoid, racist, and xenophobic visions the apocalyptic doom that should result when they don't get their way.

...Very dangerous indeed.

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Response to Indi Guy (Reply #46)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:53 PM

47. The Nazis and Fascists did the same thing

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:31 PM

43. Please, let's not convince them otherwise.

Nothing could be better for us than for the GOP to think their problem is that they aren't right-wing enough.

Let them think it.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:14 PM

44. They are only angry because they finally found out tea parties are for little girls

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:34 PM

45. Tea Party is doubling down on a weak hand

Always a bad strategy.

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