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All Republican Leaders Must Resign
ultimatejohnmccain.com ^ | Wed May 14 2008 | Richard Viguerie

Posted on 05/14/2008 2:31:52 PM PDT by ovrtaxt

All Republican leaders must resign
Written by Viguerie on Wed May 14 11:48:26 -0400 2008

Republican leaders in the White House, the Congress, and the Republican National Committee and its affiliates, along with most Republican leaders at the state level, have failed – or outright betrayed – the conservative voters who put them in their positions.

The result is that the party’s “brand” has become a negative, to an extent greater than in the Watergate era, perhaps worse than in the days of Herbert Hoover.

The number of new Republican voters is flat while Democratic voter registration is skyrocketing.

Contributions to GOP candidates and Republican parties are way off, while donations to Democrats are setting records.

In primaries, votes for Republican candidates at all levels are running far behind the Democrats.

And in recent special elections, the party lost longheld congressional seats in Illinois, in Louisiana, and, yesterday, in Mississippi – all in districts carried overwhelmingly by President Bush. A single election can be a fluke, but when Republicans lose three seemingly safe seats in a row, disaster is looming.

The hard work of the last 50 years by millions of conservative campaign workers, donors, candidates, writers, intellectuals, and activists has been trashed. The conservative movement has been set back 10-20 years – possibly even permanently – by politicians consumed by power, including but certainly not limited to Denny Hastert, Tom DeLay, John Boehner, Roy Blunt, Mitch McConnell, Trent Lott, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, party chairman Mike Duncan, and their friends.

Some deserve more of the blame than others, but they are all part of a party Establishment that has brought the party down.

For things to change, for conservatives to be justified in giving our contributions, our volunteer efforts, our energy, and votes to the GOP, the party must clean house. The party leadership should resign immediately.

We must replace the Big Government/Big Business/Establishment Republicans with principled conservatives, most of them young. By “principled conservatives,” I mean leaders who will stand up to the liberals and fight for freedom and traditional values.

Republicans are doomed to wander in the political wilderness until this generation of weak-kneed, no-vision, inarticulate, afraid-of-the-liberal-media politicians are replaced mostly with principled conservatives in the mold of Bill Buckley, Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

Voters almost always reject a pale imitation in favor of the real thing.

The Democrats have firm principled beliefs. What motivates most Republican leaders? Nothing except a craving for power. What do Republicans offer voters? Nothing except “Elect us because we’re not Democrats.”

To Republican leaders, I say: You turned against the principles you once espoused – conservative principles – and, in turn, conservatives and the American people have turned against you. Things will not get better until you accept responsibility, and resign.

You have stayed too long. For the future of the Republican Party, for America and the cause of freedom: Go!



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; conservatism; conservativevote; gop; gopcoup; liberalism; libertarian; mccain; rinorevolution; rinos; rnc; ronpaulsupporter; viguerie
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Exactly right, but it will never happen.
1 posted on 05/14/2008 2:34:33 PM PDT by ovrtaxt
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To: ovrtaxt

Dick’s been at the hooch again.


2 posted on 05/14/2008 2:36:44 PM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: ovrtaxt

I’m sure the Captain of the Titanic would have jumped at the offer, had he known what lie ahead.


3 posted on 05/14/2008 2:36:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: ovrtaxt

It’s important for the ship to go down with as many of the miscreant crew on board as possible as a warning to others.


4 posted on 05/14/2008 2:40:17 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: ovrtaxt

WHAT Republican leaders?


5 posted on 05/14/2008 2:40:17 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: ovrtaxt
The result is that the party’s “brand” has become a negative, to an extent greater than in the Watergate era, perhaps worse than in the days of Herbert Hoover.

Are you kidding me? Such statements show a stunning lack of knowledge about history. Republicans are indeed tainted right now--fairly in some cases, unfairly in others. But we are NOT at a historic low. The days of the Great Depression and the Watergate Era were much, much worse for conservatism.

Now, could we be HEADED in that direction? Yes, if our party doesn't get its head on straight.

6 posted on 05/14/2008 2:40:29 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: JennysCool

He deserves to have a good swig or two,, he raised a lot of dough over the years for the GoP, something many here seem to forget.


7 posted on 05/14/2008 2:40:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: ovrtaxt
The Democrats have firm principled beliefs. What motivates most Republican leaders? Nothing except a craving for power. What do Republicans offer voters? Nothing except “Elect us because we’re not Democrats.”

Yeah riiiiight!!!

8 posted on 05/14/2008 2:41:31 PM PDT by avacado
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To: ovrtaxt

my favorite part, Thanks Richard!

The hard work of the last 50 years by millions of conservative campaign workers, donors, candidates, writers, intellectuals, and activists has been trashed.

The conservative movement has been set back 10-20 years – possibly even permanently – by politicians consumed by power, including but certainly not limited to Denny Hastert, Tom DeLay, John Boehner, Roy Blunt, Mitch McConnell, Trent Lott, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, party chairman Mike Duncan, and their friends.

Some deserve more of the blame than others, but they are all part of a party Establishment that has brought the party down.

For things to change, for conservatives to be justified in giving our contributions, our volunteer efforts, our energy, and votes to the GOP, the party must clean house. The party leadership should resign immediately.

Let all those here who lambaste conservatism and embrace “pragmatism” in the guise of moderation suck on that one for a minute..


9 posted on 05/14/2008 2:42:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: ovrtaxt

I just sent the RNC a letter stating how they have lost my entire family as voters as well as all of our donations.

It’s like this giant ship with no captain and all of the 1st mates fighting for the top seat, and no one who is truly qualifed will be considered. “Almost Democrats” only need apply!


10 posted on 05/14/2008 2:45:12 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: ovrtaxt

The ‘leaders’ who nodded as Bush as approval kept descending have some answers due.


11 posted on 05/14/2008 2:45:19 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: TADSLOS

The Bitcons, the bitter conservative losers, are jumping off the cliff.


12 posted on 05/14/2008 2:46:34 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The Bitcons will elect a Democrat by default)
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To: JennysCool
Dick’s been at the hooch again.

Nope. Dick is spot on.

13 posted on 05/14/2008 2:50:54 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: ovrtaxt
What do Republicans offer voters? Nothing except “Elect us because we’re not Democrats.”

LOL!!! Obviously, he's been reading the Team Juan paid shillings posted, hereabouts!

BUMPed for The Truth!!!

14 posted on 05/14/2008 2:51:41 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: bert
You're gonna need one of these in November. You can bill McCain for it.


15 posted on 05/14/2008 2:53:06 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: ovrtaxt
Some deserve more of the blame than others, but they are all part of a party Establishment that has brought the party down.

True.

But these guys weren't the Establishment all their lives.

Some of them started out as rebels or mavericks.

And they ended up pretty much as all party oligarchies do, given enough time.

It's the way things always turn out, the way of the world, more than anything else.

It's still their fault, but there are limits to what one can expect from politics and people who become politicians.

16 posted on 05/14/2008 2:53:22 PM PDT by x
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To: ovrtaxt

Rush should read this on the air. Absolutely correct.


17 posted on 05/14/2008 2:53:22 PM PDT by Valpal1 (OW! My head just exploded!)
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To: bert

We don’t need a donkey in office. Let’s start with our local officials and get ready for 2012.


18 posted on 05/14/2008 2:54:41 PM PDT by willie2028 (Keep hope alive.)
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To: bert
There's a word for political parties which -- when increasingly confronted by anger and rejection on the part of the electorate -- routinely blame said voters for "not getting it," rather than re-examiming their own product for warts and flaws.

That word is "losers."

19 posted on 05/14/2008 2:55:12 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: ovrtaxt

This is like communists saying, “all capitalists must give their money to the poor.” It’s just an empty call.


20 posted on 05/14/2008 2:59:04 PM PDT by paudio (Like it or not, 'conservatism' is a word with many meanings. Hence the quotes.)
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To: ovrtaxt; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Resign, you say???

21 posted on 05/14/2008 3:03:33 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (To the liberal, there's no sacrifice too big for somebody else to make. --FReeper popdonnelly)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
That word is "losers."

Yes, that is certainly an appropriate word. More and more, I have been thinking that "defunct" might soon apply, as well. Viguerie is no lightweight.
22 posted on 05/14/2008 3:07:54 PM PDT by PerConPat (A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.-- Mencken)
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To: Liz; calcowgirl; Calpernia; indylindy; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; pissant; ElkGroveDan; Grunthor; ...

Ping.


23 posted on 05/14/2008 3:10:14 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

One of McCain’s most ardent defenders on his blog actually said (paraphrasing) Vote for the lesser evil—that’s McCain.

Something about deliberately casting a vote for evil gives me the willies.


24 posted on 05/14/2008 3:11:56 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: ovrtaxt; All
Republican leaders in the White House, the Congress, and the Republican National Committee and its affiliates, along with most Republican leaders at the state level, have failed – or outright betrayed – the conservative voters who put them in their positions.

While I won't deny that there's some truth in the above statement, given that it is undoubtedly pro-Obama propaganda by the MSM, why don't we do the following? Why don't we seize the opportunity provided by the MSM's shoving of Obama down our throats to permanently de-claw the IRS?

This post (<-click), while addressing taxes, helps to explain why government "leaders" like Senator Obama are actually in contempt of the Constitution that they have sworn to defend, foolishly following in the footsteps of FDR's dirty federal spending politics. In fact, the article referenced below shows that Obama is the #1 federal spending proposer in the Senate for '08; Clinton is #2.

Obama, a big-shot federal spender
The people need to reconnect with the Founder's division of federal and state government powers. The people then need to wise up to the major problem that the federal government is not operating within the restraints of the federal Constitution, particularly where constitutionally unauthorized federal spending is concerned.

The bottom line is that the people need to send big-shot, Constitution-ignoring federal spenders like Obama home as opposed to trying to send people like him to the Oval Office. The people need to get in the faces of the feds, demanding a stop to constitutionally unauthorized federal spending while appropriately lowering federal taxes - or get out of DC.

25 posted on 05/14/2008 3:17:58 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: ovrtaxt

Time to start afresh with principled conservatism. What we got now makes me sick.


26 posted on 05/14/2008 3:22:28 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: Amendment10
it is undoubtedly pro-Obama propaganda by the MSM

Richard_Viguerie... "pro-Obama?"

Take a nap.

27 posted on 05/14/2008 3:23:16 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: ovrtaxt
"The Democrats have firm principled beliefs."

Vocabulary test for the day: Which word does NOT belong in the above quote? (Hint: it's italicized.)

28 posted on 05/14/2008 3:27:26 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: ovrtaxt

The Republican Party will have several years of nothing much to do but think of what they will have to do to win in 2012.


29 posted on 05/14/2008 3:28:17 PM PDT by pallis
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To: ovrtaxt

The number of new Republican voters is flat while Democratic voter registration is skyrocketing.

Contributions to GOP candidates and Republican parties are way off, while donations to Democrats are setting records.

In primaries, votes for Republican candidates at all levels are running far behind the Democrats.


Juanito is gonna get his rear end handed to him in November.

I can think of no other RINO that deserves it more.


30 posted on 05/14/2008 3:28:36 PM PDT by Grunthor (Of two evils, choose neither - Charles Spurgeon)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

TY for the ping, very good article.


31 posted on 05/14/2008 3:31:20 PM PDT by Grunthor (Of two evils, choose neither - Charles Spurgeon)
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To: ovrtaxt
Democratic voter registration is skyrocketing

The parasite mentality has finally won.

32 posted on 05/14/2008 3:42:04 PM PDT by mjp (Live & let live. I don't want to live in Mexico, Marxico, or Muslimico. Statism & high taxes suck)
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To: bert

Cut it out, you call them Bitcons, I call them smartcons.

Are you too silly to see that what has been working since 2006, ain’t working? Gawd, what a joke the Rockefeller GOP is.

We are not jumping off the cliff, we are going to swim to a new island where globalist, pandering morons are not welcome.

People like you have pushed a losing agenda. You don’t know the half of it yet, you haved doomed us to years of RAT control.


33 posted on 05/14/2008 4:02:56 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: ovrtaxt; neverdem; firebrand; rmlew; Yehuda; Clemenza

Once the Illegals are legitimized and given amnesty after the election of Barack Obama the United states will cease to exists in less than twenty years. Chain migration once all illegal aliens are legalized will balloon the unassimilated hispanic population from a mere 12 % to almost half the population and will be pandered to by the most radical of elements in the democratic party. A new constitution will be promulgated that will resemble the Cuban constitution. The Republican party will be a mere memory and quite likely conservatives who dare to speak will likely find themselves in prison or worse. This is how important the next election is. The idea that we can afford to lose this election and come back in four years hence is the same delusion that was suffered by the opposition that lost to Hitler in 1936.


34 posted on 05/14/2008 4:16:56 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: ovrtaxt
All Republican leaders must resign

AMEN!!!

And that includes John McCain!

They have taken a once in a lifetime opportunity & have squandered it to the point that I don't think they will ever be in power again in my life. I daresay they should all be impeached!

35 posted on 05/14/2008 4:18:24 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: Cacique
Once the Illegals are legitimized and given amnesty after the election of Barack Obama the United states will cease to exists in less than twenty years.

In how many years will the United States cease to exist upon the legitimization of illegals by Juan McCain?

36 posted on 05/14/2008 4:20:31 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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We can stop this madness at the convention, it’s really that simple, it can be done thats why we have a convention.


37 posted on 05/14/2008 4:23:52 PM PDT by VastRWCon (Dump McCain Now)
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To: VastRWCon

How so? Can you fill me in?

Thanks!


38 posted on 05/14/2008 4:26:13 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

It matters not a twit, John McCain is a democrat running on the republican line. Democrats as always will vote for the real thing. The public is being betrayed by the partyless washington crowd that has decided that cheap labor and votes for pandering politicians and their own jobs are more important than the national interest or that of Americans.


39 posted on 05/14/2008 4:26:46 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: ovrtaxt
The Democrats have firm principled beliefs. What motivates most Republican leaders? Nothing except a craving for power.

This is the mirror image of the parties during much of the last fifty years. It illustrates well how far the GOP has sunk since the high water mark of 1994. "Compassionate conservatives." Ptui.

40 posted on 05/14/2008 4:29:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: roses of sharon

Operation Dump McCain for starters.


41 posted on 05/14/2008 4:29:41 PM PDT by VastRWCon (Dump McCain Now)
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To: JennysCool

Don’t tell me you respect the Republican ‘leaders’ who have given us the 2008 election dilemma. Who among the GOP is a gutsy Conservative these days? Who do you feel like cheering on to win and represent you? I can’t think of ONE myself.


42 posted on 05/14/2008 4:30:06 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; All

I won’t be deny that I could be wrong about the referenced article being pro-Obama even if it doesn’t mention Obama. But given that the article is essentially pro-Democrat, Obama, not Clinton, stands to benefit most from the news, in my opinion.

BTW, what’s your opinion about Obama’s contempt for the Constitution concerning constitutionally unauthorized federal spending?


43 posted on 05/14/2008 4:41:43 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: VastRWCon

Tell me how, cause that would be awesome. We need a revolution at the convention.


44 posted on 05/14/2008 4:43:03 PM PDT by Valpal1 (OW! My head just exploded!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The days of the Great Depression and the Watergate Era were much, much worse for conservatism

That is true as of today. It may not be true six months from now. McCain aside, there is a real danger of our getting totally smoked in Congress and Senate elections.

What the 'rats plan to shove down America's throats will not be just theoretical either. But the GOP has no leadership, no agenda, no interest from the grass roots (read: conservatives), and relatively little money. We keep losing seats to 'rats who run to the right of us. That means we have few candidates who themselves stand for anything, just as Viguerie said. For every Bobby Jindal we have ten complete nonentities for whom no one has any reason to vote, much less man a phone bank, stuff envelopes, pass out fliers and signs, etc. etc.

After eight years as titular party chief, Bush goes home to wherever, smugly consigning our futures to "history," while we have to live with the empty shell of a party he has left.

45 posted on 05/14/2008 4:44:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Amendment10
I won’t be deny that I could be wrong about the referenced article being pro-Obama even if it doesn’t mention Obama.

Given Richard Viguerie's immense and inarguable contributions to the cause of principled conservatism, over the past thirty years (give or take): "I could be wrong" is the absolute least one might reasonably expect in the way of concession, really. The man's track record is, quite simply, unassailable.

given that the article is essentially pro-Democrat

Absurd. Re-read, please.

46 posted on 05/14/2008 4:48:33 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Perhaps Amendment10 is one of those who is doomed to repeat history.


47 posted on 05/14/2008 4:52:01 PM PDT by Valpal1 (OW! My head just exploded!)
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To: Cacique

What you said makes more sense than much that I have heard today.


48 posted on 05/14/2008 4:56:39 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: Valpal1

Revolt, riots, at the convention, ok steam off, call your congress critters, tell them you will not vote for McCain. Give no money to the Repubs, return there requests with a letter why you wont contribute. There are many things we can do. This is a nightmare, everytime I get convinced to vote for him, another day goes by and I am back to screw mccain, will not vote for him. I would rather see Obambi/clinton screw up the country, then someone with an (R) next to there name. I quit the repubs for good, they want me back, CHANGE!


49 posted on 05/14/2008 5:01:46 PM PDT by VastRWCon (Dump McCain Now)
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To: Grunthor

You bitcons are the RINOs and you deserve to lose your standing in the party. Go wander the wilderness.


50 posted on 05/14/2008 5:20:22 PM PDT by Antonio C (God bless John McCain, George W. Bush, and our troops)
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