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LoL! Where was the Tea Party(Right) outrage WHILE Romney was the nominee?

It is like, boom, all of sudden they realized he was as liberal and tyrannical as Obama after he lost. No one gave a flip about Romney before he became the nominee. They bought his bumper stickers and ate his breakfast cereals and now they feel used. Hilarious.

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Tea Party was co-opted and fooled when Romney claimed...

...HE WAS A MEMBER of the Tea Party!

Remember that?

Shortly after 2010, all the rat bastard establishment republicans claimed they were "Tea Party" types and Romney claimed he was one too. And the idiots believed him!

Then they proceeded to dismantle the tea Party from within.

Republicans are very gullible.

They'll believe anything.

But they found out on election day it was a big lie.

This party got what it deserved and it is split from head to tail with no resolution in sight.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

That's why he lost.

He wasn't truly supported by the
True Tea Party
True conservatives
Right to life
Gun owners
And one no one talks about but it was in question in the election. Christians that would not vote for a Mormon.

The republican party does not thrive on, the feminist vote, latino vote, black vote, and the gay vote.

This was such a week ticket. Romney and Ryan couldn't even carry their own states.

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

I think

...they said take one for the team and take Romney and McCain.


The "new" tea party

liked the TARP bailouts, the auto bailouts NDAA, SOPA, PIPA, Big Gov, QE1, 2 and 3, endless wars, No child Left Behind etc etc etc. In other words, it has been hopelessly and utterly hijacked by the neocon's. Most notably the Neocon talking heads like Beck and Levin. Totally meaningless now. Anyone can claim to be part of the "tea party" hell, didn't LINDSAY GRAHAM claim to be part of the tea party? So laughable it makes one want to vomit.

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Tea Party in Bed with Republican Establishment?


This is very harsh but it comes from a republican consultant for a Ron Paul leaning candidate:

"Their party loyalty trumps their principles,” he opines. The tea party will continue to be a major force so long as there is a Democrat in the White House. As soon as a Republican is in power, they’re going to go crawl back under the rock from which they came.

Just look at Paul Ryan – a man who had absolutely no problem with big debts and big spending when it was under George W. Bush – is he a tea partier?” the consultant asks. “Some libertarian exceptions aside, so-called tea partiers are perfectly fine with big government as long as an elephant is writing the checks instead of a donkey.”

"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz

Tea Party???

I have to laugh at the media who now say 'the tea party' cost the republicans the election and house and senate seats etc. The co-opted tea party IS the republican party.
Of course they know this so it just shows more and more how the R's join D's and the media against liberty. Co-opt the tea party and then throw them under the bus. Sad.
Anyway I'll say it again. No outrage from the tea party because there basically is no tea party. Anyone with half a brain cleared out and went with Dr. Paul.

That is part of the propaganda

It perpetuates the myth that the "tea party" actually has some sway and some power. Even though it is a watered down joke.

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Tea party is fractured beyond pathetic.

That's why I don't participate. I went to a political conference a couple of months back and most of the folks there claimed to be official "tea party" members. They backed romney strong and hard. I gave them an education they won't soon forget, topped off by a Ben Swann video of the corruption that took place. I wrote a post about it but I'm too tired to dig it up.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Breakfast cereals?

Like Mitt's Grits?

Tweeting occasionally as himself @cudnoski on the twitter.

I heard one guy say

He wanted to write in Ron Paul but he wanted to the right thing so he voted for Romney. I told him I wrote in Ron Paul and he looked kinda sad....he basically denied his own conscience and still lost....I sure am glad I voted mine.

Operation co-opt complete.

Operation co-opt complete. The faction is basically dead outside of those who could think and join the rEVOLution.

"tea party" is a catch phrase

"tea party" is a catch phrase and represents only a sentiment not a centralized movement. The MSM and the corrupt republicans lead by Dick Army and Glenn Beck were quick to circumvent the sympathetic but uninformed that might have found the message of liberty with out the planned diversion set in their way... Divide a conquer is not new. The Neocons were on this right away after 2010.. What is your next question.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

Where was our outrage?

Well, we were hoping he would beat Obama...at least most of us. A lot of Tea Partiers suffered in silence and voted third party or stayed home. Being outraged wasn't going to change the fact that he was the nominee. The Tea Party is fairly outnumbered by non-Tea Party Republicans. It wasn't like we had much choice in the matter. Mitt Romney would have been better on religious freedom, slightly less corrupt, much less racially biased (Eric Holder as Obama's attorney general for example and his refusal to treat the Voting Rights Act racially neutrally), and better on the economy.

But, now that the establishment's candidate lost, it's time to launch a full, all-out war on Romney and his establishment cheerleaders to make sure we're never stuck with the choices we had in '08 and '12 EVER again.


The Tea Party is fake. It is a Neocon propaganda tool. Enough said.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Most people that identify as Tea Partiers

are not Neoconservatives. Plus, it's impossible for a grassroots movement like the Tea Party to be a propaganda tool for any special interest group since it's not a centralized political party. The scattered presidential endorsements that local TP groups made during the Republican primaries proves this. Some local groups endorsed Ron Paul, others endorsed Bachmann, others endorsed Cain and Perry before they dropped, and a bunch jumped on the Santorum bandwagon after Iowa.


Did you actually attend any of the events? I attended the first one in my area. 90% of them were Neocons, some even wearing Glenn Beck shirts. I was heckled for wearing a Ron Paul shirt. Every Tea Party person on FOX was a Neocon. So yes, an overwhelming majority of Teocons are just that.

And, while local Teocon Groups "endorsed" a variety of candidates, I guarantee you almost all of them voted for Romney. And, to make your point even more absurd - Palin, Bachman, Perry, Santorum are all Neconservatives! So, how exactly do you make the claim that groups pushing Neocon candidates are not Neocons themselves?

Ridiculous double-think propaganda. Sometimes I wonder if you are real.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Well, I voted for Romney.

Supporting the Tea Party and not voting for the better candidate in general elections are not mutually exclusive. The Tea Party is based primarily on FISCAL issues. So, obviously, Tea Partiers aren't going to all agree with each other on other issues like foreign policy. Palin is a Paleoconservative like Jim Demint and Rand Paul, NOT a Neocon. Bachmann and Perry were the only fiscal Conservatives other than Ron Paul that ran. Furthermore, Bachmann, like Ron Paul voted against raising the debt ceiling. Perry planned on cutting three federal departments. The other candidates (with the exception of Paul) didn't specify any that I'm aware of. Santorum got a lot of support from the Tea Party because the "Conservative" pundits got behind him after Iowa and Santorum's campaign specifically went out of its way to target Tea Party groups after his win in Iowa.

The experience you had at your described TP rally is not surprising. After Glenn Beck got behind and started promoting the TP, his followers, most of whom are just generic Republicans who date back to Nixon descended on the TP rallies like they owned them. The Tea Party is a major disappointment to all of us. But, stigmatizing the entire Tea Party just because a lot of them are just rank-and-file Republicans trying to use the TP to advance the interests of "The Party" is foolish. The Tea Party is still the most fiscally Conservative, mass, political movement in this country. It makes no sense to try and take over the Republican Party but, write the Tea Party off as a lost cause when the latter is far closer to Ron Paul's beliefs than the former.

Have you ever listened to Ron Paul?

You cannot disconnect fiscal issues from foreign policy. Just like you cannot disconnect fiscal liberty from individual liberty.

And, Neoconservativism isn't about foreign policy - it is a financial philosophy based on Trotskyite Communism. (See Chicago School & Strauss) Preemptive wars (Iraq) and wars of religious genocide (the 8 others) are but tools to maintain the system and move the wealth to the banking/military class. They also keep people nationalistic to trust our "leaders". Remember Ron Paul warning us about this? All of the other candidates voted with and supported that philosophy. So, given the governing philosophy of those mentioned, yes, they are all Neoconservatives.

Furthermore, Palin is retarded and a religious nutball who believes in witchcraft, DeMint should never be trusted - he is as shifty as they come, and not a real fiscal conservative. Perry, Bachman, Santorum are merely placekeepers, each to (successfully apparently) disuade a particular group of people into voting for Romney.

Yes - anyone involved with the Tea Party should be shunned.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

So, I assume you don't believe in the supernatural?

Ron Paul believes in witchcraft. Either that or he's a liar because he has said he believes the Bible. The Bible teaches that Satan, sorcery, and witchcraft are real. If you only want non-religious candidates, join the Libertarian Party. Oops. I forgot. Gary Johnson is a Lutheran.

I agree with you on Neoconservatism. But, none of the people you mentioned are Trotskyites, although, Perry's stupidity on foreign policy would make him an easy tool for Neocons. Supporting the Iraq War? Just because someone supported the Iraq War does not automatically make them a Neocon. My family at first supported the Iraq War (We don't any more.) and my parents had never even heard of Neoconservatism. I'm guessing you don't think too highly of Rand Paul either then. Maybe you might can help We Are Change and Code Pink get together and start a party. They seem to think anyone who isn't a pacifist is a Neocon.


Yes - supporting the Iraq War does make someone a Neocon - it is a perfect demonstration of Neocon philosophy. You are dense.

I'm glad you and your family have awakened. One doesn't need to be a Neocon for life, people can change.

And, you obviously didn't read, as I said, Neoconservative philosophy is not about foreign policy, or anti-pacifism.

And no, I don't think highly of Rand.


"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

When the majority of "modern day Tea partiers"

stop WAR-shipping Sarah Palin, then I'll believe it. It has been hopelessly hijacked. I watched it happen in real-time.

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Sarah Palin is pretty fiscally conservative.

Obviously not as fiscally conservative as Ron Paul, but, a lot moreso than most Republicans.