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Screw You! I am Outta Here G.O.P. [Reader Post]
Flopping Aces ^ | 01-30-12 | Michael Henkins

Posted on 01/30/2012 10:21:00 AM PST by Starman417

To whomever this may concern

It’s been a relationship that has been on the skids since 2010. I tried to make it work, but after I saw that I was the only one making any concessions in our waning relationship I realized that you no longer considered our relationship worth saving. Instead of wasting each other’s time let me just pack up my vote and get the hell out of here. Goodbye Republican Party. It was fun while it lasted.

Mike Henkins

Whew! That felt good! I have been wanting to write that letter for a while now. I can’t believe I waited this long! I should have done it right after the election in November 2010. I knew then that it was over then but I was hoping things would change, but it didn’t. The Republican Party has done nothing but insult me and my Tea Party friends. I mean look! These bastards are going after Allen West now! Allen freakin’ West man! You know what really jumps my tracks? These same Sons of Bushs are the first ones to cry about the need for “party unity”. Un-flippin-real!

I will tell you what’s going to happen. If Romney gets the nomination they are going to come to us at first with hat in hand asking for our time and money to “help defeat Obama.” When we roll our eyes and slam the door in their faces, they will tell us they don’t need us anyway, their new best buds, the Independents, will help out. After they realize that the precious Independent voter isn’t going to waste their time helping out, they will be back again.

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1 posted on 01/30/2012 10:21:09 AM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417
a relationship that has been on the skids since 2010

2010? I think it's been on the skids since 1996 (Dole), at least.

2 posted on 01/30/2012 10:23:57 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Starman417

We have two choices the bummer and his libs or the gop.


3 posted on 01/30/2012 10:27:22 AM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Starman417

The best way to get back at the RNC and other GOP orgs. who are backing Romney...is to hit em where it hurts by withholding ALL contributions..
For a long time, I have contributed directly to Conservative candidates only,

A party big whig friend of mine says that GOP donors are still alive and well.
Watch and see what happens if Mittens wins.
But it will only work to get their attention if we all follow suit and let them know that we will not tolerate their defection to RINOs.
Cut off the money source.

And FA, linguine spined Independents vote but they don’t contribute.


4 posted on 01/30/2012 10:27:33 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Starman417

So the leftists buy a few pro-Romney polls and we are all supposed to throw our skirts over our heads?

Is that it?


5 posted on 01/30/2012 10:28:24 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Sicon
McCain.

Not voting for him was the best decision I've made, politicswise, in recent memory.

6 posted on 01/30/2012 10:29:26 AM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: Sicon

Who do you think should’ve gotten the nomination over Dole? Just curious.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 10:31:26 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Starman417

Time for a new party, seeded with defections from the GOP.


8 posted on 01/30/2012 10:32:47 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Sicon
2010? I think it's been on the skids since 1996 (Dole), at least.

Read my lips, it's been longer than that.

9 posted on 01/30/2012 10:33:19 AM PST by RetroSexual
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To: Big Horn

You are right, but you do not have to give them any money, put up with the way Washington GOP types look down on us unwashed masses. You no longer have to watch FOX nor tolerate Hannity or listen to Krauthammer. Independent Conservative is the way to go. Being a Conservative in the GOP is like ending up at the end of the night with the most beautiful woman you have ever seen only to get into bed and find out that anatomically she is like a Barbie doll. That said I am the uncounted unpolled ABO voter. I would vote for Bill the Cat over Obama.


10 posted on 01/30/2012 10:35:18 AM PST by OldGoatCPO (S,)
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To: Sicon

—2010? I think it’s been on the skids since 1996 (Dole), at least.—

That’s about when I officially started actually telling people I am no longer a republican. It was actually in 1997, and after I had dumped TV for a while (and never went back to either).


11 posted on 01/30/2012 10:36:57 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Starman417

Hey!.... Go take your complaint to the media. They run everything.


12 posted on 01/30/2012 10:39:35 AM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Big Horn

—We have two choices the bummer and his libs or the gop.—

I like to use this analogy: You are a jew and you have two choices: Hitler or Stalin.

The consternation the “jew” would feel with such a choice gives you a flavor for why I will chose “none of the above if Romney gets the nom. If Gingrich gets it, I’ll hold my nose while voting, but still may pass out.


13 posted on 01/30/2012 10:39:38 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: OldGoatCPO

Ack!?


14 posted on 01/30/2012 10:39:38 AM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Starman417

“Son of a Bush”

Nice descriptor...

Is that your quote?

Can we use it here on FR?


15 posted on 01/30/2012 10:40:31 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: RetroSexual

2010? I think it’s been on the skids since 1996 (Dole), at least.

“Read my lips, it’s been longer than that.”

I’d go back to the Nelson Rockefeller days...


16 posted on 01/30/2012 10:43:50 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Starman417

I would vote for Jack the Ripper before I give advantage to president Barack Hussein Obama by not voting.


17 posted on 01/30/2012 10:45:13 AM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: Starman417

Pal
we will now get and have already got those Romneybots and the establishment coming on here and other sites like this to tell us we need to come together, we have to defeat obama etc bla bla bla.

Not going to work this time, we did it when Sarah was on the ticket and regardless now they have burned their bridges by attacking the base, thinking we’re too stupid to make our own minds up on who we want for the nomination, instead they attacked us, they attacked the conservative candidates, they used their talking heads and I’ve had it and will never vote for Romney ever .

They really think we’re so stupid that if they get someone on the VP ticket we’;ll just hold our noses again and vote, NO WAY THIS TIME


18 posted on 01/30/2012 10:45:50 AM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Starman417

Once you slam the door in your face, they will blame you for Romney losing the election. “If only we had the support of the Tea Party we could have won”. They will conveniently omit the part where they vilified everything the Tea Party stands for and backed a Northeast liberal to carry their banner. Your position on the political spectrum will have remained consistent and steadfast while the GOP drifted to the left. But they will never admit that it was the GOP that left you, not the other way around.


19 posted on 01/30/2012 10:47:41 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Starman417

Once you slam the door in their face, they will blame you for Romney losing the election. “If only we had the support of the Tea Party we could have won”. They will conveniently omit the part where they vilified everything the Tea Party stands for and backed a Northeast liberal to carry their banner. Your position on the political spectrum will have remained consistent and steadfast while the GOP drifted to the left. But they will never admit that it was the GOP that left you, not the other way around.


20 posted on 01/30/2012 10:48:04 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Starman417
If it comes down to a choice between Obama and Romney, I suggest that instead of sitting out the election, Tea Partiers go to the polls and vote for TP-blessed congressional candidates, then vote for either the Libertarian or Prohibitionist presidential candidate (depending on whether the Tea Partier is a libertarian or social conservative).

That would send a pretty unmistakable message to both major parties without doing as much damage to the country as ceding the entire election to the Dems.

21 posted on 01/30/2012 10:49:05 AM PST by Grut
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To: 1rudeboy

Steve Forbes was my choice.


22 posted on 01/30/2012 10:51:20 AM PST by Valpal1
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To: Valpal1

I liked Forbes also, but the rest of the field was weak. It just seems odd to me to blame that on Dole himself.


23 posted on 01/30/2012 10:55:25 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: entropy12

and so ti begins.

Romneybots telling us to come together and vote for Romeny to fight obama

Well newb you have missed a lot by just joining or you’ve been banned and come back either way here some info for you.

I and many others including my family will never vote for ROmney, he is no different to obama,

i’;ll ask you like I asked the last poster before they were banned who said the same to you.

Name 5 issues which Romney is different to obama

Judges, er no Romney has appointed mostly liberal tot he bench
Homosexual agenda, well he has stated no problem with don’t ask being over turned, kids going to homosexuals etc, hell he has been endorsed by them .
ROMNEYCARE the blue print for obamacare
Immigration, he now states he for for parts of the dream act a month ago he attacked Perry for taking the same positions but of course he is in my state now.

the list is endless

I will NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY EVER NOR WILL MOST IN THE BASE NOW AND YOU CAN TELL THE ROMNEY CAMP AND THE ESTABLISHMENT INCLUDING FOX , DRUDGE ETC THAT TOO

They really screwed up on the base this time and have treated us like idiots for ht last time, you go back and tell them that


24 posted on 01/30/2012 10:56:37 AM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Starman417

I’ve been mentally composing my own letter. I’ve been republican for almost 50 years but I now find myself fighting the RNC at least as much as fighting the democrats.


25 posted on 01/30/2012 10:58:40 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Starman417

By trying to take out the Tea Party faction, the Republican elites have signed the GOP’s death warrant. I for one, will stay home.


26 posted on 01/30/2012 11:04:11 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Starman417
Screw You! I am Outta Here G.O.P.

I ended that relationship back in 2007.

27 posted on 01/30/2012 11:09:49 AM PST by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
I’d go back to the Nelson Rockefeller days...

As a resident of Fun City, Nelson Rockefeller, Jacob Javits and John V. Lindsay were the reasons I registered as "independent" when first allowed to vote in '66. Almost joined the GOP in the 80's, but there was this Bush thing....

28 posted on 01/30/2012 11:11:55 AM PST by Roccus
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To: manc

I completely understand where you are coming from. I was just as disgusted when they foisted McCain & Dole on us. If you do not vote for whichever RINO they nominate, I can understand it. In my own case, I hate so much what Obama is doing, I will vote against him no matter how bad is the GOP nominee.


29 posted on 01/30/2012 11:14:09 AM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: littleharbour

Ya know, once they realize that we “cost” them this or that election, you’d think they’d quit their bitchin’ and figure out what they have to do to bring us back into the fold.
‘Cause were sure as hell not going to let them take our votes for granted?
Who else am I going to vote for? Try “I can alway leave the line blank.”


30 posted on 01/30/2012 11:17:33 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: entropy12

I will vote on election day for whomever the GOP candidate is. I would rather we have our own evil, than the dim’s evil. I pray that the eventual GOP candidate is NOT Romney, but I refuse to cast a vote for Obozo by either not voting or voting some turd party hack.


31 posted on 01/30/2012 11:19:38 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Sicon

Its been skidding since 1964 (rockefeller).


32 posted on 01/30/2012 11:19:48 AM PST by skeeter
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To: entropy12

tell me what issues just 5 of them are different from Romney and obama.
Hell when Soros is saying they are the same then we know Romney must be bad.

Romney”obamacare was bad”
Obama” what are you on about you did the blueprints for us.

There is no difference between either of them except different people getting kickbacks and pay offs and invited tot he white house

so who are you voting for then Romney?

We expected this weeks ago that some will start to come on here near the end of FL and tell us we have to be with each other to defeat obama.

NOT GOING TO WORK THIS TIME REGARDLESS OF WHO GETS OUT ON THE VP TICKET

been there done that, no more, fool me once etc

You tell the RNC and Romney he will not be getting the base in our state of FL or other swing states and if he looses then tough crap, maybe the RNC, GOP might actually care about conservatives next time.

The establishment really thinks that all they have to do is to put a VP ticket there and we’ll come running with our votes and support, no more


33 posted on 01/30/2012 11:23:28 AM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

The days of having our candidate chosen for us by Rove and his minions are OVER!!!!


34 posted on 01/30/2012 11:26:21 AM PST by datura (R.I.P. GOP - Time For Some TEA!)
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To: AdaGray
Well, I will vote in the local.state,and Congressional races. The way it stands right now I plan to write in Sarah Palin because I believe that by hook or by crook the Establishment Republicans are going to see to it that Romney will be the Republican nominee. That means four more years of obama but the Republicans already know that.

For the life of me, I cannot understand those who say that Rommney can beat obama when he could not even beat John Mc Cain and obama beat McCain.

35 posted on 01/30/2012 11:42:07 AM PST by sport
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The GOP telling us to come together and vote for Mittens to fight BOzo is like sixes telling us to come together to fight the half dozens.

The establishment GOP camp doesn’t have a few well-placed traitorous whores in it, it’s a camp full of traitorous whores. It’s amazing to still read stuff like “They keep shooting themselves in the foot” or “They’re stupid” when it comes to the Rep Party. They may be stupid but it’s not because they’re making unintended mistakes and they’re not shooting themselves in the foot, they’re stabbing you in the back. They’re not on your side. Wake up.


36 posted on 01/30/2012 11:42:17 AM PST by Hayride
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To: Starman417
...the lesser of two weevils


37 posted on 01/30/2012 11:42:17 AM PST by nomodem
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To: Starman417

Some came to the conclusion a lot faster. 2008, 2010, or even earlier. Others may take a few more cycles to finally realize it.

Me? I was very slow, but even I have had enough. 2010 election decided for me.


38 posted on 01/30/2012 11:42:17 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Who do you think should’ve gotten the nomination over Dole? Just curious.

As I recall we had Dole, Alexander, Buchanan, Forbes, I think Phil Gramm was in for a while and Alan Keyes as well.
Pretty slim pickings, given Bob Doles huge name recognition from having run twice before. (sounds kinda like Mitt)
He was 'picked' before the primaries even really started. Forbes and Buchanan tried, but it was uphill all the way and the establishment had chosen...
Personally I liked Keyes, then forbes, then buchanan then dole...but...I was in Nebraska at the time and by the time May rolled around...the choosing was all but done.
39 posted on 01/30/2012 11:48:00 AM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“I’ve been mentally composing my own letter. I’ve been republican for almost 50 years but I now find myself fighting the RNC at least as much as fighting the democrats”

You and I are on the same path.


40 posted on 01/30/2012 11:50:09 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: datura

“The days of having our candidate chosen for us by Rove and his minions are OVER!!!!”

Exactly and this is what this fight is all about. Newt is the best electable Conservative we have. GO NEWT GO!


41 posted on 01/30/2012 11:51:56 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Starman417

I agree, if Romney gets it I will no longer be a Republican or identify myself as such. Do you think there is a single Republican official who can answer the question whether zer0 was ever a citizen of Indonesia? These cowards didn’t even have the guts to pursue that! I’ll tolerate Gingrich or Santorum, if it’s Romney I’m out.


42 posted on 01/30/2012 11:53:01 AM PST by kreitzer
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To: Starman417

Hear ye, hear ye! The Republican Party does not adequately represent me! They talk a lot and then give the same warmed over muck that got us into financial collapse in the first place; ANOTHER debt ceiling aborted!? Something _serious_ needs to be done to change course, now.


43 posted on 01/30/2012 12:23:34 PM PST by veracious
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To: SoldierDad
I would rather we have our own evil, than the dim’s evil.

But that's how we ended up with McCain, which got us Obama anyway. Admittedly, Juan picked Palin as a running mate as a consolation prize to the base but it still wasn't enough and the GOP elite didn't get a clue and they didn't get a clue from the Tea Party movement and the 2010 elections either. The fact is, the GOP may be going the way of the Whig party because the entrenched urban leadership refuses to listen to the needs and desires of the grassroot base. I've never not been a Republican, but I'm re-registering with the Constitution Party after this primary. I no longer believe that the Republican Party is the natural home of conservatives. If Obama is re-elected and wrecks the country, it's unlikely that the dems will be a major influence in the rebuilding. Progressivism (aka socialism) will suffer a major and hopefully fatal political wounding. If the GOP nominates Romney and he wrecks the country because he refuses to make a hard right turn but tries to shore up the status quo with "moderation" then the GOP and conservatism will get blamed even though the Romney policies ARE NOT consertive and the socialists will demand more socialism as the cure, sliding us straight into a fascist command economy in the name of fairness. Never forget that it was Nixon that instituted wage and price controls. I truly believe Romney would do something equally stupid trying to please the yammering liberals and their media henchmen. His core principle is climbing to the top of the power hierarchy, liberty and freedom isn't even in his top ten. Apparently a large segment of the American population is unable to learn vicariously from the various socialist failures around the world and are determined to have their own American gulag.

44 posted on 01/30/2012 12:33:04 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Starman417

After serving on Capitol Hill in the 80’s and watching the GOP from the inside...I bailed on the party quite a while ago. They stand for little, believe me. Great marketers, I’ll give them that. But possessors of principles...not many.

Give up on thinking the people can “take over” the GOP...it will NEVER happen.


45 posted on 01/30/2012 12:38:26 PM PST by mek1959
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To: Starman417

The last thing I was asked by the caller from the RNC was “are you still a Republican?”. I said I still vote Republican. I should have asked if I have a choice.


46 posted on 01/30/2012 12:40:07 PM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Sicon

Agreed. The author is a little late on the up take. He’s right, of course. However, if we throw our votes away to some third party at this most important election in our lifetimes then it may be our last election in this once great country. It’s a GOP vote or die.


47 posted on 01/30/2012 12:42:34 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Grut

Exactly what I am doing and I’ve been saying for a long time.


48 posted on 01/30/2012 12:53:50 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Same here, Mt Mary. I told Steele that the donations were drying up until they sponsored conservatives, but would donate to individual candidates. I continued to get the emails. After Priebus came and requested donations, I told him the same. I have not received any further emails. I continue to donate to individuals. I told the RNC that I did not want one dime going to re-elect a RINO, and I was of the opinion that term limits would serve our country best with new blood coming in and a wider variety of citizens having a chance to serve their country. We should not be allowing a “reigning class” to develop, but to let the citizenry have the power to have more say. Not one more email since then. I presume that they did not like my ideas.


49 posted on 01/30/2012 1:12:10 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Little Ray
>"‘Cause were sure as hell not going to let them take our votes for granted?"

At least not without a bi-monthly welfare check.

50 posted on 01/30/2012 1:17:21 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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