Did the TEA Party get President Obama Re-elected?

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  1. Richard-H
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    It seems to me that if Mitt Romney had not been forced to pander to the TEA party in order to get the nomination, he could have presented himself consistently as a moderate conservative.

    Instead he appeared to be a flip-flopping B.S. artist which made many Americans feel that they did not know what type of President he would really be. This uncertainty surely caused an awful lot of 'undecideds' to vote for President Obama.

    So it seems that the single most important goal of the TEA Party - to prevent the President from getting re-elected - was undermined by themselves!

    The irony is incredible!

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    Absolutely. Willard had two choices, be moderate Mitt or radical right wing teabagger Mitt, he chose the latter.
     
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    Either way he would have lost. If he had not pandered to them, they would have not shown up.

    There needs to be a divorce in the GOP, Between the More Moderate Fiscal cons, and the Rabid Social Cons.

    Whether you blame the former or the latter for losing, clearly the marriage is not working.
     
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    A moderate conservative, is that like being a little pregnant?
     
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    Moderate Conservatism is the mirror image of Moderate Liberalism.

    Compromising with socialist policies is the problem, not the solution.

    The fact that the left fears the Tea Party should rally support for its message.

    But like Sarah Palin, the Tea Party has been successfully demonized by the main stream media.
     
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    OKTexas and HardCandy think social democracy is socialism. Loons.
     
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    Actually, your reasoning is incredible. Despite all the invented racist BS, the Tea Party was almost entirely focused on budgetary reform. Romney's biggest gaffe was to pander to the xenophobic "social conservatives" on illegal immigrants, suggesting that they "self-deport." The real irony is that conservative Rick Perry had the most reasonable position on this issue.
     
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    jwoodie is talking nonsense. We the responsible part of the GOP, as made clear by Jindall and others, need the women and the minorities more than we need the wack loonies on the far right. The loonies are on notice: change.
     
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    Do you realize how pathetic your response is?
     
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    You think Mitt was radical right wing? Please, explain to me your definition of right wing, because it must worlds apart from what I consider right wing.
     

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