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  •  Do you have a source for this? (0+ / 0-)

    Why would he proclaim his election was a victory for the Tea Party otherwise?  I receive his newsletters----he certainly comes across as a solid Tea Party member.

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis D. Brandeis

    by 3goldens on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 03:24:28 PM PST

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    •  Look at the Tea Party Caucus list... (0+ / 0-)

      He did not join. (Neither did Pat Toomey, another 2010 Republican known for Tea Party policies.)

      •  You're right---I checked Wikipedia. (0+ / 0-)

        How typically sleazy of RoJo----he, along with Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey declined to join the TP Caucus.  Doesn't mean he doesn't subscribe to their agenda and/or values, though.  Given the cowardly campaign he ran to get elected here in WI, his duplicity in terms of the TP Caucus is not unexpected.  He made is clear from his Victory Speech that he does not represent anyone who did not vote for him.  What a Prince of a guy!

        We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis D. Brandeis

        by 3goldens on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 04:42:52 PM PST

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        •  Their decision to decline is totally political... (2+ / 0-)
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          ...but for different reasons. Rubio declined because he's clearly a guy with national ambitions and doesn't want to be beholden to the teabaggers or burdened with their baggae.

          Johnson and Toomey, on the other hand, are blue state senators who will be up for reelection in 2016 in a Presidential election year, which guarantee high Dem turnout in their states. They're already facing steep uphill reelection climbs without having "Tea Party Caucus member" hanging around their necks.

      •  Nor did Morgan Griffith (teabag VA-9) (1+ / 0-)
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        join. But he's a bagger never the less.

        Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

        by emmasnacker on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:50:21 PM PST

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