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Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney (RINO Spring migration continues)
TPM Livewire ^ | 09:33 PM EST 03/28/2012 | Sara Libby

Posted on 03/28/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT by Josh Painter

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney for president Tuesday night on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News.

"I am gonna endorse Mitt Romney. He offers such a start contrast to the president's record," the senator said.

"I have zero doubt in my mind: No. 1 that he will govern as a conservative, and No. 2 that he will be head and shoulders above the president in the White House right now."

On rumors he's on the short list to be vice president, Rubio said,"I don't believe I'm going to be asked ... that's not what I want."


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: busybusybusy; gingrich; gop; kenyanbornmuzzie; marcorubio; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum; rino; romney; rubio; santorum; twerp
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Come on, let’s not be turning on each other.

If you have a suggestion how to prevent Romney from winning at this point, share it with us and let’s try to make it happen.

The circular firing squad thing has just about run its course.

The presidential election is now only 221 days away.

Obama needs to be defeated.

It’s important.


101 posted on 03/28/2012 7:46:06 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: conservativeinferno
Can you “die hard” conservatives really say that Romney would be just as bad as Romney?

Yes, we "die hards" recognize that truth. We also recognize that fear makes people do self-destructive things. You already know this is true in everyday life. THINK ABOUT IT. People make bad decisions when they're frightened, the same as they make bad decisions when they're angry.

While this wild fear has people in a perpetual state of panic contemplating four more years of Obama, that same fear absolutly roadblocks any ability to contemplate what would happen if Romney won. Not for one instant do they contemplate that scenario. They don't want to -- they cannot, and they will not. Their fear prevents them from it.

Once upon a time we thought nobody could possibly be worse than Clinton, and the idea of Hillary as President was a joke. We had eight years of a "compassionate" statist big government Republican. Next thing we know, Hillary is a viable contender -- could it be, WORSE than Bill Clinton, or even Al Gore! YIKES! ANYBODY BUT HILLARY! It was sheer panic.

We got our wish: we got Obama. And now, we can't imagine anything worse than Obama. I got news for you. If Romney wins, the Democrat to follow him will make Obama look like a boy scout. DON'T WE EVER LEARN???

Romney will weaken and hurt and damage MORE THAN OBAMA everything that is good about this country, because he will be doing it as a "conservative" Republican. Americams can fight a President Obama.

Americams will be absoluely, completely hogtied when it comes to fighting the same freedom-crushing statism -- nationalized health care (truly, the END of American individual freedom if it happened), Federal ham-fisted manipulation of everything from abortion to education, and from transportation to energy to health insurance -- that we could and WOULD fight via Congress in Obama.

Yes, Virginia, Romney really would be just as bad as Obama. Sorry.

102 posted on 03/28/2012 7:47:57 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Astronaut

1) No, this is how we send people to Washington to fight the beast that is Government, but as soon as they arrive they get comfy and forget their purpose and the trust placed in them. Rubio may not be a RINO, but damn if he is going to insult me with this nonsense about Romney being conservative..don’t patronize the grassroots so you can take seat on the bandwagon. 2) I challenge you to debate Romney’s record and if healthcare mandates aren’t socialist..what is?


103 posted on 03/28/2012 7:47:57 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Mears

“Just curious-—when is a n00b officially declared a Freeper and able to express an opinion w/o condescension?”

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Lol good question.

It’s like moving to Maine.

Actually.


104 posted on 03/28/2012 7:48:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: Mears

N00b was my being kind. Troll was more like it. Unless management has changed its stance, this website is not going to be used for pimping lying, megalomaniacal Socialist frauds like Slick Willard.


105 posted on 03/28/2012 7:48:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Crist? You mean the flaming homo that dumped the Republican party to run as an independent?

Didn't realize that you thought that to be true conservatism...

106 posted on 03/28/2012 7:49:58 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

My suggestion is the same as it has been since the start of the primaries. All Conservatives need to get behind Santorum.


107 posted on 03/28/2012 7:51:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Rome2000
Try this: If you ever led a 3rd Party, you would be its only member.
108 posted on 03/28/2012 7:54:36 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Then call him/her a troll.

Being new doesn’t make your opinion invalid.

We were all new once.


109 posted on 03/28/2012 7:54:44 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’d like it if Santorum were to redact the VP thing, by going after Romney now without quarter.

Go for broke.

Make it about Romney. Don’t even leave open the possibility of a VP spot - Rubio will probably get it anyway.

Offend Romney. Insult him. Call him a socialist flip-flopper. Completely burn the VP candidate bridge, and go for broke.

Santorum is playing bean-bag. Like every other Republican has been for the last 20 years.

Romney’s playing “The Prince”.

Most of us don’t like that - but it wins.


110 posted on 03/28/2012 7:56:36 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: Josh Painter
hope Marco gets his chance....

people its time to come in from the rain....it is what it is.....

many here would never accept a Christie...or a Rudy...or Jeb...or even Cain...or Palin....

something "wrong" with each of them apparently to some freepers...

so now we have Romney....plenty wrong with him except one big thing: he's not obama....

Ted Nugent who I admire more than most politicians also endorsed Romney and the list grows....

lets get our act together and defeat the marxist in chief in November....

111 posted on 03/28/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Rome2000

I like punks. They flip the bird to the ‘powers that be’ and question the ‘accepted knowledge’ (ie: think for themselves instead of accepting the groupthink).

And that’s a good thing.


112 posted on 03/28/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: G Larry

The nuts don’t fall from the Romney tree..forget the conservatives, we’re gonna beat Obama with a liberal, give us a damn break by pretending Romney has a chance or that you Romney zombies have not one damn shred of evidence to use Romney & Conservative in the same sentence. They are mutually exclusive.


113 posted on 03/28/2012 7:58:07 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: AlwaysFrosty
Defeating Obama is the important thing now!

Be careful! A lot of Freepers seem willing to throw just about any conservative under the bus if they deviate from "bedrock" principles. Ronnie Reagan's "Big Tent" has shrunk to a small outhouse.

114 posted on 03/28/2012 7:58:22 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: cherry

“He’s not obama....”.

****

No, but Romney is a reasonably close facsimile.

Romney would not be an improvement over Obama.


115 posted on 03/28/2012 8:02:32 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: neocon1984; All

Had these Freerepublic been around in the 80’s, some people here would have considered Ronald Reagan a RINO..


116 posted on 03/28/2012 8:04:17 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: fatnotlazy

Romney would not have assured the Russians he would be able to destroy our defenses after the election.

Romney is a whole lot better than Obama.

In a million ways.

It’s ridiculous to even consider Obama as an alternative.

No offense, but it’s absurd.

We need to win. With whomever we end up with.


117 posted on 03/28/2012 8:05:50 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
God help us.

I think God will help us when we do what's right. It's right to reject Romney just as soundly as we reject Obama. You, did you ever think you'd be voting FOR a guy who used his office to make cheap on-demand tax-subsidized abortions? YOU there, you who think you "have no choice," did you ever think you'd be voting FOR a guy who used his political office to force government-sactioned health insurance on citizens? Did you ever think you'd be voting FOR a guy who used his political office to endorse and encourage open homosexuality -- indeed, to punish any resistance to it -- in free citizens' schools and workplaces?

You want God to help us, reject what you know is wrong and face the consequences, as they will be GENTLER than voting for an agent of ALL THAT GOD DESPISES.

118 posted on 03/28/2012 8:08:55 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: fatnotlazy

Romney would not be an improvement over Obama.

You are an idiot. Romney would vastly better than Obama.


119 posted on 03/28/2012 8:10:31 PM PDT by conservativeinferno (My SUV is the urban squirrel's worst predator.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Romney would not have assured the Russians he would be able to destroy our defenses after the election.

Romney is a whole lot better than Obama.

In a million ways.

It’s ridiculous to even consider Obama as an alternative.

No offense, but it’s absurd.

We need to win. With whomever we end up with.


I agree.

Nukes in the hands of Obama’s Marxist and Muslim friends means that we all get vaporized, born and unborn, gay and straight, neighborhood watchmen and gang-bangers alike!

120 posted on 03/28/2012 8:10:48 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: warsaw44

You always have a choice. Do what’s right, be proactive, and don’t sell your soul to gain the world.


121 posted on 03/28/2012 8:11:01 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Figment

Can’t argue with that. Right now it is what it is. Not a good choice to vote for, but ubamma has got to go

Good luck with that. You are on your own....Romney is the WORST out of every candidate we have had. I refuse to vote for him. Sorry. The GOPe was warned at the beginning of the primary that if Romney is chosen, most TRUE conservatives will not vote for them. They are playing poker and they will LOSE!!!! Stupid GOPe.


122 posted on 03/28/2012 8:13:36 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: KevinDavis

How many points did Romney lose to Kennedy for the senate seat ?
In 2006,thanks to the Brian Ross October surprise the ENTIRE GOP went down in huge flames ? We lost the senate and house !=^€^>
How many state wisecracked haddock Newt won?!!
None .
So your point is ?


123 posted on 03/28/2012 8:14:53 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Finny; All; Steve Schulin; Gelato; BlackElk
SelfGovernment.US - America's Party

Tom Hoefling 2012

124 posted on 03/28/2012 8:16:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (In self-evident truth, in timeless principle, in the people themselves, lie our republic's only hope)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
You are a joke calling Rubio a RINO. We all know he's not. But what we do have here is a sore loser. An immature sore loser who calls other people names when you don't get your way. Grow up.
125 posted on 03/28/2012 8:17:37 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: KevinDavis

Really? The trash at the Daily Kos were recommending their Leftist comrades cross over to the republican primary in Illinois and vote for Romey.


126 posted on 03/28/2012 8:17:37 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: KevinDavis

Really? The trash at the Daily Kos were recommending their Leftist comrades cross over to the republican primary in Illinois and vote for Romey.


127 posted on 03/28/2012 8:18:50 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
... How the hell do you speak about a conservative future when at the same time endorse a RINO? Radical homosexual agenda including marriage (check for Romney), global warming advocate (check for Romney), cap & trade (check for Romney), supporter of Roe v. Wade (check for Romney), opposed Bush tax cuts (check for Romney), strict gun control (check for Romney), and it goes on and on. So I suppose by conservative you mean abandonment of principles or maybe you think government mandates are great.

They're panicked into thinking only in terms of what they're voting AGAINST. They are ignoring totally what they're voting FOR.

128 posted on 03/28/2012 8:20:11 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Finny
You are absurd.
Obama could actually take us to WWIII very quickly.
Obama wants to disarm and destroy America.

God does not want us to be ungrateful.
He has given us a country which still has reasonably free elections.
If Obama is reelected, that might not ever be true, again.
Obama is a tyrant!

I suggest you read about the Good Samaritan, and realize that Jesus was trying to tell us that even those outside of our Faith and Culture are capable of doing good things.

It is our job to convert Romney to the conservative cause.

You think it will be easier to convert Romney or Obama?

129 posted on 03/28/2012 8:23:03 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: napscoordinator
Speak for yourself.
The vast majority of conservatives will vote for Romney over Obama.
I am not thrilled at the idea, but I know I have to.
Obama must go.
130 posted on 03/28/2012 8:25:01 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: KevinDavis

For the same reason Romney called Ted “the lifeguard” Kennedy his friend and collabortor or the Environmental Defense Fund giving Romney around a million dollars trusting he’ll do the “right thing.”


131 posted on 03/28/2012 8:28:57 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: KevinDavis

For the same reason Romney called Ted “the lifeguard” Kennedy his friend and collabortor or the Environmental Defense Fund giving Romney around a million dollars trusting he’ll do the “right thing.”


132 posted on 03/28/2012 8:29:36 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: KevinDavis

For the same reason Romney called Ted “the lifeguard” Kennedy his friend and collabortor or the Environmental Defense Fund giving Romney around a million dollars trusting he’ll do the “right thing.”


133 posted on 03/28/2012 8:29:58 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: KevinDavis

I cannot believe that you want to vote for Romney. He is the worst candidate we have had out of 10. I couldn’t even hold my nose and vote for him like I did McCain. At least McCain served his country and had a great VP. Romney doesn’t even have that going for him. He at most will have ONE good thing and that MIGHT be VP, but I doubt he picks someone very conservative. He is a Democrat without actually admitting it. I hope you have a billion dollars to donate to his PACs because I doubt he will be able to raise money from the majority of conservatives. Also, I hope you cross the 50 states to hand out pamplets and signs because I doubt people are going to put signs on their lawns. I hope that you have enough gas to take people to the voting booth as I am sure that GOTV will be dismal at best. However, you seem to be very excited about voting for Romney......Good Luck! You will need it. Oh I predict that Romney loses BIG in November.


134 posted on 03/28/2012 8:29:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“If only Crist has been able to beat this RINO two years ago.....”

Hopefully, you’re not serious.

I’m disappointed in Rubio, too, but Charlie is something that I’m too much of a lady to say.


135 posted on 03/28/2012 8:33:45 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: neocon1984; All

Ironically, your tent is so big that hardcore gun control, socialist mandates, abortion on demand, homosexual marriage, and every other leftist ill has a place.


136 posted on 03/28/2012 8:42:20 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Not voting for Romney does not mean I am voting for Obama.

If Romney becomes the nominee, however, Obama will win another term. It will happen with or without my vote.

I cannot subscribe to the ABO philosophy. I refuse to betray my principles just to support a liberal with an R after his name.


137 posted on 03/28/2012 8:43:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri

Ronald Reagan had a name for people like Slick Willard... he called them “Democrats.”


138 posted on 03/28/2012 8:43:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fatnotlazy

Bingo.


139 posted on 03/28/2012 8:44:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: All; Josh Painter

Republicans don’t have a candidate yet, and it’s not too late.

Today Mark Levin was quoting a poll showing that Romney is tanking.

Liberal Republicans don’t win. Many in the base stayed home when McCain was the nominee, & McCain lost by a LOT, and I fear we will experience the same deja vu if Romney gets the nod.

Again, it’s not too late. We canNOT vote for Romney in the primaries.


140 posted on 03/28/2012 8:45:21 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: KevinDavis

You need to put up or shut up! What is a RINO? Illegally establishing homosexual marriage? Teaching homosexuality to elementary school children? Homosexuals in the military? Government health care mandates? Global warming alarmism? Cap & trade? Supporting radical gun control? Supporting Roe v. Wade? Taxpayerfunded abortions? Yes, these are positions Romney has a RECORD of supporting. And by the way, Romney said he opposed Reagan and was an independent.


141 posted on 03/28/2012 8:55:40 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Kansas58

WHY DO WE HAVE TO CONVERT A REPUBLICAN NOMINEE? Romney’s record is Democrat across the board.


142 posted on 03/28/2012 9:03:25 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
You have a problem with reality.
It might well be Obama or Romney.
That might be our choice.
It is our own fault, as even the conservatives here can't help but trash either Gingrich or Santorum, on a daily basis.
Any 3rd Party stupidity is just surrender to Obama.
Obama can get us all killed, rather quickly.
That kind of trumps all the other issues that I care about.
143 posted on 03/28/2012 9:09:29 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Finny

Precisely, I not supporting Romney. I will not back a candidate that instituted homosexual marriage. Romney has no regard for the 2nd amemdment, his record is atrocious..you give up that right all is lost. Bring up Willard’s record and they lose the ability to speak.


144 posted on 03/28/2012 9:12:17 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Kansas58

Don’t play fast and loose with me, because last I checked Romney doesn’t have enough delegates. A brokered convention is very possible. Tell me why I should give the secondment right to bear arms for Obama or Romney..or any other man?


145 posted on 03/28/2012 9:19:30 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Kansas58

Don’t play fast and loose with me, because last I checked Romney doesn’t have enough delegates. A brokered convention is very possible. Tell me why I should give the secondment right to bear arms for Obama or Romney..or any other man?


146 posted on 03/28/2012 9:20:37 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Kansas58

Don’t play fast and loose with me, because last I checked Romney doesn’t have enough delegates. A brokered convention is very possible. Tell me why I should give the secondment right to bear arms for Obama or Romney..or any other man?


147 posted on 03/28/2012 9:20:58 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
I am telling you to prepare for the real possibility that Romney will face Obama in November.
In that case?
Romney will be better, on every issue, than Obama.
148 posted on 03/28/2012 9:44:09 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

And I’m telling you to prepare for the fact that on global warming, cap & trade, gun control, abortion, homsexual marriage, government mandates, etc. that Willard and Hussein don’t have any difference and this McCain 2.0. Santorum made a great point that there’s no contrast.


149 posted on 03/28/2012 10:12:47 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Kansas58

And I’m telling you to prepare for the fact that on global warming, cap & trade, gun control, abortion, homsexual marriage, government mandates, etc. that Willard and Hussein don’t have any difference and this McCain 2.0. Santorum made a great point that there’s no contrast.


150 posted on 03/28/2012 10:13:05 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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