“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned;

if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;

but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

Ezekiel 33:6


"A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."

Proverbs 25:26

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Tea Party Republicans trying to push Snitker out of FL Senate race?

I just spoke to Libertarian/Tea Party U.S. Senate candidate Alex Snitker, who I’ve been saying for some time has the potential to hurt Marco Rubio in November, even if he polls at just 3 or 4 percent. The Buzz broke the story that some tea party leaders/individuals have been calling Snitker, pressuring him to get out of the race, so as not to hurt Rubio’s chances. Snitker told me that it’s individuals, not the tea party movement more broadly, that wants him out, and that in some cases, tea party leaders who are also “Republican executive committee members.”
He also said that he’s not dropping out, and that even if for some reason he became incapacitated and physically couldn’t remain in the race, he would never support Rubio, who he clearly thinks is a fraud.
Here’s a bit of what Snitker had to say:
ABOUT WHY RUBIO IS GARNERING SO MUCH TEA PARTY SUPPORT
In my opinion, I think people want to believe something that just is not there, and with the media labeling him as the tea party guy, when you go that and say ‘no he’s not,’ you’re questioning them almost personally. That’s why we get some of the push-back we do. Another reason is for the simple fact that we’re a grassroots campaign. Rubio is establishment backed. [Tea party members] think they’re getting the best of both worlds: they think he’s a regular grassroots guy that just happens to be backed by the establishment. Well you don’t get on Fox News five days a week or get on the cover of National Review without being an establishment candidate. A lot of these guys watch Fox News, and Fox doesn’t bring up his past. It’s not like they’re grilling him, they’re giving him a platform on which to bloom. And for the most part, Rubio doesn’t go on anything but Fox. He’s not put in a situation that [his handlers] can’t easily control.
ON WHETHER OTHER TEA PARTY MEMBERS SHARE HIS DOUBTS ABOUT RUBIO:
Call the Tri-County tea party, or the Gainesville tea party or Ocala and ask what they think about Rubio. Rubio refused to be vetted by those parties, even though some of those people are even giving him a pass for that.
ON WHETHER HE WILL HEED THE CALLS TO DROP OUT:
If this candidacy was a game of chicken, we tore the steering wheel off a long time ago. We are in this campaign to the end.
ON WHETHER HE WOULD EVER ENDORSE RUBIO:
No way I would endorse Rubio. That guy’s a bad guy. Marco Rubio is the establishment’s response to the tea party. I’m the tea party’s response to the establishment. The establishment needed to send in another guy to get rid of Crist when Crist hugged Obama, but didn’t they realize this guy was responsible for the Taj Mahal, and [Ray] Sansom, the credit cared scandal. He was part of the culture of corruption in Tallahassee when he was there. They’re still investigating the guy. My question to the tea party is, what are you gonna do if this guy gets busted?
ON WHETHER HE WILL BE A SPOILER LIKE ROSS PEROT:
I get that argument a lot. The other way to look at it is this: after Perot, you got a Republican majority in the Senate and the House, and you got the “contract with America,” because people started to realize that there wasn’t any difference between a D and an R, so [the Republicans] came up with something to get their people back in line.
ON HOW HE HOPES PEOPLE WILL MAKE THEIR DECISION ON WHO TO VOTE FOR:
When you go to vote, if you’re holding your nose, you’re making the wrong decision.

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