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Scarborough: 'There Will Be Blood' If Romney Seen Cruising To Nomination
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/02/2012 5:07:19 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Some are sanguine about the Mitt Romney's chances of wrapping up the nomination if he wins Iowa and New Hampshire—but Joe Scarborough's prediction in such case was sanguinary.

On Morning Joe today, Scarborough predicted "there will be blood" among conservatives if they see Romney cruising to the nomination.

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1 posted on 01/02/2012 5:07:21 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Scarborough predicts conservatives will revolt if they see Romney cruising to nomination. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 5:08:50 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

For once, a broken clock is right twice a day. The conservatives, especially the TEA Party people, didn’t unite behind Palin. So she didn’t run. That’s the real story.

So the GOP will get the Viking Funeral it richly deserves.

Best,

Chris


3 posted on 01/02/2012 5:10:20 AM PST by section9
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To: section9

The Republican Party of Dole and McCain needs to be put out of its misery. This year’s election may do it.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 5:12:53 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We’ll keep building the principled alternative, in preparation for the day conservatives get sick of being played for fools.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 5:16:29 AM PST by EternalVigilance (The foolish children of the Left call it climate change. Adults call it weather...)
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To: section9

Romney is just the guy to get me to vote for a third party.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 5:19:32 AM PST by dila813
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Even a stopped clock....


7 posted on 01/02/2012 5:20:16 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: section9

At least stick to being factual. Palin did not run. People don’t unite behind a person who is not running.

The Tea Party wasn’t formed to push single candidates. It was formed as a watchdog and promoter of limited taxation and Constitutional government.

The GOP may well get what it deserves, but the people will get a Communist turd dirty at both ends for 4 more America destroying years.


8 posted on 01/02/2012 5:21:44 AM PST by dforest
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To: jmaroneps37

Gets thrown in the trash and replaced with a “New” clock that keeps the time correctly....


9 posted on 01/02/2012 5:23:31 AM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dems want blood in the streets so we can be officially labeled the enemy and under indefinite arrest, etc.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 5:27:48 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wrong Joe, there will be blood if zero gets elected for another 4 years.


11 posted on 01/02/2012 5:30:12 AM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 was Zero's worst night mare.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe is nothing more than an Obama buttlicker. Regardless of who wins the nomination, you’ll see Joe and his MSNBC pimping a 3rd party run by Ron Paul and/or Donald Trump to ensure that Reggie Love’s socialist boyfriend wins a second term.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 5:30:56 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: section9

“The conservatives, especially the TEA Party people, didn’t unite behind Palin. So she didn’t run. That’s the real story.”

No, that’s the PERCEIVED story.

Palin and Cain were run out of town on a rail, politically raped and lynched because the mainstream media (Ministry of Truth) made it happen.
We let it happen only because we are truly without power. The only real power is held by the liberal cabal. The mainstream media is owned and managed by leftist/gay/pagans.

True democracy is impossible now because the vast majority of the voting public are easily distracted by pretty shiny objects.

How about a Occupy Media Movement? The Tea Party was correct in so many ways but failed in that it didn’t take over the conversation. OWS had success because it had a vast army of trust-fund-babies who didn’t need a job, who could afford to camp out for weeks at a time.
The Tea Party obviously has had vastly larger rallies (9-12) but, at the end of the rally everybody goes home.
In order to make the changes the Tea Party stands for we need to be able to sacrifice our jobs, our families, our very lives. Not unlike those who revolted against England more than 200 years ago. I am not calling for violent revolution although we got da guns and the libs don’t ;-)

For your consideration;
Gene Sharp: Author of the nonviolent revolution rulebook
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2677453/posts


13 posted on 01/02/2012 5:37:49 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Romney polls consistently in the mid-lower 20s.

If enough ‘conservatives’ stay in long enough to split the remaining 70-80% of the polling/votes, Romney could sneak in. That is how McCain managed to get the nomination in 2008.

Of course, as Rick Perry pointed out on Fox&Friends this morning, 40% in Iowa are still in the ‘undecided’ column. When they come into play [actually start casting votes], the whole field could be radically changed by tomorrow evening after the votes are counted.

In other words, this is still a toss-up — much to the chagrin of the Media and pollsters.

14 posted on 01/02/2012 5:37:56 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I am sick to death of the GOP determining the candidate by whose turn it is next. That kind of mentality gave us Dole and McCain. Our republic literally hangs in the balance and the GOP is shoving Mittens down our throats.

In Virginia, at least, they may be surprised by what happens. By changing the rules for the primary petitions, they have left me with two choices: the GOP’s annointed one who can’t get over 25% after 8 years of trying and the ‘crazy uncle in the basement.’ I’m seriously thinking about voting for the crazy uncle just to send a message to the GOP.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 5:37:58 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The only thing Scarborough could ever predict is that Mika will make a fool of herself at some point in a show that nobody watches.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 5:38:23 AM PST by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: momincombatboots

It was in part because of RINOs like Scarborough that Palin
didn’t run. If I had a dollar for every time he called her
stupid I’d be a millionare. He nauseates me. MSNBC is a good fit for this turncoat creep.

“What man or mouse with a fully functioning human brain and a résumé as thin as Palin’s would flirt with a presidential run? It makes the political biography of Barack Obama look more like Winston Churchill’s, despite the fact that the 44th president breezed into the Oval Office as little more than a glorified state senator”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45687.html#ixzz1iJ6rSSir

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45687.html#ixzz16mDc3gDL


17 posted on 01/02/2012 5:39:09 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I increasingly thing the GOP “strategy” is to present a NE liberal politician so that they can presumably capture centrist democrat voters who along with moderate republicans can elect the next President and preserve the status quo.

Then again, ignoring the conservative wing and imploring them to “hold their nose” has been a hallmark of GOP “strategy” for the last 6 presidential election cycles, and is again likely for the next 6.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 5:39:52 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer

thing?.....Think....


19 posted on 01/02/2012 5:40:43 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer
The message to America is "bow before your northeast overlords".

They know what is best for you.

20 posted on 01/02/2012 5:42:03 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I am getting tired of the circular firing squad. First principles:

Everything depends on entitlement reform. To have even an outside chance of that, we need to hold the House and elect a conservative majority in the Senate. Since 60 Senate seats would seem to be out of reach,a dem filibuster of substantive reform is likely. That leaves four possibilities: paralysis and inaction (very likely); peeling off enough moderate dems in the Senate to break a flibuster (unlikely); a backbench dem revolt against their rule-or-ruin leadership (extremely unlikely); or passage of entitlement reform through reconciliation (difficult, but probably the best option at this point).

I think any of the Republican presidential candidates would sign the needed reforms if they reached his desk. But they will never reach his desk unless we get a working majority in the Senate and develop a legislative strategy to break or outflank a filibuster. I want a nominee who helps elect downballot Republicans in battleground states, and who has the discipline and organizational skills to navigate what will be an extremely difficult, long-odds legislative struggle.

21 posted on 01/02/2012 5:46:36 AM PST by sphinx
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To: section9
The conservatives, especially the TEA Party people, didn’t unite behind Palin. So she didn’t run. That’s the real story.

You're on the right track but it wasn't the TEA Party folks who didn't unite behind her...

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

22 posted on 01/02/2012 5:47:42 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: radioone

Aaahhhh, Mika...good little Soviet girl.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 5:47:47 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No. We’re conservatives, not OWS.
We’ll be disappointed, and maybe withhold our votes or vote third party, but their won’t be “blood.”


24 posted on 01/02/2012 5:49:44 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No. We’re conservatives, not OWS.
We’ll be disappointed, and maybe withhold our votes or vote third party, but there won’t be “blood.”


25 posted on 01/02/2012 5:50:04 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: indylindy
The Tea Party wasn’t formed to push single candidates. It was formed as a watchdog and promoter of limited taxation and Constitutional government.

That only goes so far in a political movement, and right now the TEA Party is starting to fail because it did not coalesce around a single candidate. Just look who is in the GOP field and who is not. 'nuff said!

26 posted on 01/02/2012 5:50:16 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dila813

That’ll really teach ‘em a lesson, won’t it?


27 posted on 01/02/2012 5:50:33 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: RFEngineer

Yep, preserving the status quo is all they really care about—which is why empty suits like McCain and Romney get the nom, because they can be depended on as malleable tools.

Neither the Democrat or Republican plantations want a real game-changer in office who’d upset the usual collusion of venality and parasitism that keeps the political establishment churning.


28 posted on 01/02/2012 5:51:38 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: indylindy

Thanks for setting section9 straight - your post was exactly what I was going to say - until I saw that you had already said it.

It’s not about Palin or the Republicans or anything or anyone else - it’s about us, and if we “punish” a party or whatever then it is us, NOT the party, who really suffers.


29 posted on 01/02/2012 5:52:06 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ditto. By far the best response in the thread.


30 posted on 01/02/2012 5:57:33 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Among Conservatives" ~ not really. If you're for Romney you can't be a Conservative.

Nothing simpler than that.

31 posted on 01/02/2012 5:59:39 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Its pretty easy to see that is what is building up with all of this anti polygamy, anti Mormon stuff on the F.R which was most likely for the very purpose of getting the Religion worshipers to go on the war path.

I don,t know but would guess 90 percent of it either exaggerated or outright lies.


32 posted on 01/02/2012 5:59:44 AM PST by ravenwolf (reIf you believe that Nero was the anti-Christ, and among othJust a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: indylindy
The GOP may well get what it deserves, but the people will get a Communist turd dirty at both ends for 4 more America destroying years.

Worth repeating.

33 posted on 01/02/2012 5:59:46 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: RFEngineer

DING DONG...we have a winner here!


34 posted on 01/02/2012 5:59:47 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: TomGuy
You are right...we will be doomed with Romney if the lower tier candidates don't start accepting reality and getting out of the race. It's time for the candidates themselves to figure out who will stay and who must go. Blind ambition needs to give way to love of country...Bachmann and Huntsman should have been gone two weeks ago, but Bachmann thinks she is going to get a miracle tomorrow and Huntsman thinks the same in NH. Bad juju...
35 posted on 01/02/2012 6:00:27 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. | FR Class of '98 |)
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To: sphinx
I left out the fifth possiblity. The democrats desperately need new leadership. American politics are being poisoned, and the reason is that one of the major parties is so deep in denial that systematic lying has become its ingrained reflex. Thoughtful democrats must know this, and at least some of them must be sick of it. This goes far beyond petty party politics; the future of the country is at stake, and the times cry out for a democrat leader to say, "Enough; it is time we told the truth."

In other words, a DEMOCRAT of some stature needs to stand up to the union bosses, race hustlers, and socialists who currently exercise a policy veto in the democratic party and say, "No more."

Such things can happen, and in surprising ways. Nixon went to China. LBJ, an otherwise very bad president, broke the southern democrat filibuster on civil rights and ended Jim Crow. One looks at the recent record of the democratic party with despair, but then someone like Ron Wyden takes a remarkable stand on health care and ... can we do anything with the opening?

36 posted on 01/02/2012 6:01:38 AM PST by sphinx
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To: sphinx

I believe we have reached the point where a electorial solution is no longer possible.
The Dhimmocrat/MSM wing is just too strong to permit the necessary questions even to get ASKED in any meaningful way.
The RINO/$$ wing is too strong to allow the conservatives to organinze—they will throw up too many ‘Ross Perots’ with their 3rd party runs (how they will win THIS time, too in November).
2010—we bought 14.5 MILLION guns.
2011—we bought 16 MILLION.
2012—??
I think we all know how this mess will end.

Lock and load, boys and girls—it’s going to get interesting.


37 posted on 01/02/2012 6:03:25 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voting--let out dead rest in peace.)
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To: TomGuy
Romney has polled in the low 20%s for the last five years.

That's a sign that he does not attract the Republican base.

His shenanigans in Virginia prove that he does not care to allow the Republican base to even vote.

This guy has NOWHERE TO GO in politics.

38 posted on 01/02/2012 6:03:43 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: sphinx

To many of them have things in thier closets, strings to illegal activities and have to fall in line or else


39 posted on 01/02/2012 6:06:24 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ez
You are right...we will be doomed with Romney if the lower tier candidates don't start accepting reality...

You are correct, but it is We the People who will not tell these marginal, never going to win candidates to get out of the race. We also have 20% who are insane like Paul. The GOP elite and stupid voters are dooming our country. The only person people should back is the candidate who can turn our country around. If that is not done and I don't think it will happen with this election, all other issues are irrelevant.

40 posted on 01/02/2012 6:06:41 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Timber Rattler
That only goes so far in a political movement, and right now the TEA Party is starting to fail because it did not coalesce around a single candidate. Just look who is in the GOP field and who is not. 'nuff said!

Anyone who observed 2010 knows that the Tea Party did not fail. The Tea Party Continues its advocacy. The Tea Party is not solely responsible for giving you precisely the presidential candidate that you wanted. Not every "member" of the Tea Party would have been satisfied with Sarah Palin as a candidate. The Tea Party stood for lower taxes, less government, and adherence to the Constitution. Electing a particular candidate is one approach to that. Influencing candidates is another. Remember that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat. He was influenced by people and events to move in a different direction.

41 posted on 01/02/2012 6:09:13 AM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

All I know is Halperin is a liberal jerk!


42 posted on 01/02/2012 6:11:02 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Lately, I have stopped posting against the candidates running this time.

After some soul searching, there are none of them anywhere near as awful and destructive as that thing in the WH. It isn’t even just about Obama. It is his Constitution circumventing czars, judges, cabinet appointees, SCOTUS picks, gay promoters, crony socialists, and downright criminals that surround him.

I can’t in good conscience sit back and pretend that 5 years from now there will be much left to save if this cabal of communists don’t get ousted this time. If it does not happen there will only be one way left to get rid of them, and people really don’t want that to happen.

I am not on fire for any of the GOP field, but I will not sit back and give it all up allowing Obama to continue because I am in a snit.

We had a chance early to to get behind a conservative that was running, instead will abused the ones that did enter the race. Blaming the Tea Party(people who are a number of groups only united by the original intent) is downright stupid. When folks showed up for those events, it was not because they came to support a candidate, they came to stand up, speak out, and let the government know they were not going to sit back quietly anymore. For some, it was the first time they ever participated in anything like that.

I was proud of all of us.


43 posted on 01/02/2012 6:11:36 AM PST by dforest
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To: duckman

“Wrong Joe, there will be blood if zero gets elected for another 4 years.”

... If Obama ISN’T elected there will be blood.


44 posted on 01/02/2012 6:11:53 AM PST by albie
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To: iceskater

YUP!


45 posted on 01/02/2012 6:15:01 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
If Free Republic is any measure, I find the electorate to be depressingly fractionalized. There is a major Perry contingent here...there are rabid Newters. There was even several FReepers pushing Bachmann and Santorum hard when they were at 5%. It's a bad setup, and it isn't the candidates/ Romney and Paul aren't going anywhere soon, so that leaves room for exactly ONE conservative to compete against them. I personally think we slit our own wrists when we helped assassinate Newt. Sigh...
46 posted on 01/02/2012 6:15:56 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. | FR Class of '98 |)
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To: vanilla swirl

True democracy is impossible now because the vast majority of the voting public are easily distracted by pretty shiny objects.


That is the way it looks to me, not to mention that the conservatives are almost as bad as the liberals, as they both want what they want even if they have to disregard the constitution to get it.

I went to the Ron Paul web site and after reading what he believes in saw that he looks more constitutional to me than any one else i have heard.


47 posted on 01/02/2012 6:21:23 AM PST by ravenwolf (reIf you believe that Nero was the anti-Christ, and among othJust a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: iceskater; All
I am sick to death of the GOP determining the candidate by whose turn it is next.

I am getting a little sick of this particular complaint.

By the time my primary rolled around in 2008, the candidates available were (1)McCain. (2)Romney. (3)Huckabee.

And I freely admit that I voted for Romney as marginally the most conservative of that sorry trio.

But I was left with that choice because millions of GOP voters thought those three were better than the other candidates who began the campaign. Not because their brains were nullified by Karl Rove's Secret Thought Control Ray.

If you want a conservative to win the nomination, you have to get out and talk to your moderate and uncommitted Republican friends.

And if you don't have any moderate and uncommitted Republican friends.....if you spend your entire political life in the FR hothouse......then you are part of the problem.

48 posted on 01/02/2012 6:22:15 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: iceskater

I think that is what I would have to do if I were in VA.


49 posted on 01/02/2012 6:24:35 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: radioone

The only thing Scarborough could ever predict is that Mika will make a fool of herself at some point in a show that nobody watches.


If no one watches, how could it do any harm?


50 posted on 01/02/2012 6:25:41 AM PST by ravenwolf (reIf you believe that Nero was the anti-Christ, and among othJust a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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