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A Look At Rick Santorumís Past. Heís Finished With Conservatives
Damage Report ^ | 2/15/12 | Greg Krajewski

Posted on 02/15/2012 5:20:33 PM PST by Nachum

Excerpts from American Thinker by Edmund Wright:

Couldn’t agree more

To be sure, the only reason Santorum has gotten away with this is that no one has taken his candidacy seriously enough to bother to look. He has not been above the fray. He has been off to the side of the fray. Ironically, he has been the “look at me” candidate all along, so now perhaps it is indeed time to look at him. Be careful what you wish for, Senator.

Oh My! Rick actually published a Pamphlet in his failed 2006 Campaign which tried to show Pennsylvanians how much pork he was bringing home!!! See link below

In the ’06 campaign against maybe the least talented Democrat in Congress — Bob Casey — the notion that Rick went down swinging deserves scrutiny. Under said scrutiny, the impression one gets is that of an embarrassed faux conservative who is shuffling off to the left as fast as he can. This shuffle left was actually a pamphlet put out by the Santorum campaign called “50 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum.”

Highlights from Rick’s Pamphlet

-Among those 50 things is the aforementioned strong support for legislation raising the minimum wage. In addition to being a shameless union measure, this hurts the free market. A sample of the other items include:

-Sponsoring FAIR CAIR act to force companies to pay benefits to laid-off workers. -Working with John McCain on campaign finance reform. -Bragging about bringing home federal tax money for clean energy projects. -Working with Bono to spend tax money on poverty in the third world. -Working with Bono to spend tax money on AIDS. -Sponsoring legislation to regulate gas prices. -Authoring the Pet Animal Welfare State Bill. (Huh.) -Voting for record tax funding of

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1 posted on 02/15/2012 5:20:40 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

He’s so done with conservatives, it’s because of them that he leads in most recent polls!! Sense, get some.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 5:24:55 PM PST by BloodAngel
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To: Nachum
Actions speak louder than words ...and I never have thought Santorum was a fiscal conservative. Arlen Specter was just icing on the cake.

No Santorum.

3 posted on 02/15/2012 5:25:06 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Nachum

That the best you got?


4 posted on 02/15/2012 5:26:23 PM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Nachum
Sponsored by "@1Million People With Newt."

Maybe their idea is that Republicans should just have written off Pennsylvania.

5 posted on 02/15/2012 5:28:03 PM PST by x
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To: Nachum

OK fine I’ll vote for Romney.

Sheesh


6 posted on 02/15/2012 5:28:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum
Both Santorum or Gingrich would make accpetable alternatives to Romney.

I hope everyone here will rally behind one or the other of them once it becomes clear who will win the nomination.

7 posted on 02/15/2012 5:28:30 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Nachum

Okay Im trying to work through all of this.. FR supporting Newt, Newt kinda falling behind, Santorum pulling ahead, Romney is just ridiculous... What do we do? For every one thing we say Newt is not conservative we can say Santorum is too. This is my thought? People arent going to care. Newt has been neutered fair or not. People dont like Romney. People will just go to Santorum because he is the last one standing. What a mess we are in. Im going to get flamed but Im just thinking out loud


8 posted on 02/15/2012 5:28:56 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Nachum

Wow I thought this was supposed to be a negative ad


9 posted on 02/15/2012 5:31:02 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Nachum

Yawn...Santorum or Gingrich; I stay a Republican. Romney; I’m gone.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 5:31:09 PM PST by kreitzer
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To: Nachum

Wow I thought this was supposed to be a negative ad


11 posted on 02/15/2012 5:31:09 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Nachum

Wow I thought this was supposed to be a negative ad


12 posted on 02/15/2012 5:31:17 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Nachum

This article is insulting. Most of us had an idea of whom Santorum is. He never hid it, and he was a third ranking member.

To some degree, he was going to votr, and even sponsor some of that big labor stuff for the same reason that Jesse Helms always supported Tobacco subsidies.

You cannot say No Santorum unless you say yes to somebody. In some states, that would be Gingrich, in others, it cam only be Santorum or Romney.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 5:32:01 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: GoCards

Flamed? Why? Seems like the most intelligent comment I’ve read in awhile. It’s pretty much the bottom line.

I like Santorum. Is he perfect? No, but I think as President, he’ll surround himself with the right people and will make the decisions necessary to get the country moving.

The biggest thing going for Santorum though is the “TRUST” factor. You can link trust with favorability. Despite his warts, people are willing to trust Santorum more the other candidates. And I believe he’ll deliver.


14 posted on 02/15/2012 5:34:02 PM PST by parksstp (I pick Rick! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Nachum

And when he wins Michigan and Ohio, what then?


15 posted on 02/15/2012 5:35:08 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: Nachum
To be sure, the only reason Santorum has gotten away with this is that no one has taken his candidacy seriously enough to bother to look.

True. Santorum was an afterthought for nearly the entire campaign, but was just stubborn enough (or had nothing else to do) to stay in the race and hope Romney the chameleon would continue to flounder. Rick is the same lackluster candidate he was 6 months ago. Once people remember why no one paid attention to him for all those months, they may remember that a guy who wants to remind us all why contraception is a bad thing is probably not the best candidate to nominate for an election cycle that should be about the economy.

16 posted on 02/15/2012 5:35:37 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Nachum

Now your posting Newt campaign propaganda ?
Pathetic
Newt the Pelosi Global Warming buddy and the clown that
Ram thru motor voter which has allowed millions of illegals and the dead to vote DNC each year !
Newt who was for the Romney care mandate before he was against it !
Old Newt loved his earmarks and lobbied for them !
Newt and Rick have that same ACU rating in the mid 80’s .
This Rick AstroTurf is tired it’s a lies and it should stop !


17 posted on 02/15/2012 5:35:57 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: freedomson

“That the best you got?”

The fun is only starting. The Santorum hit-pieces will start falling like rain drops.


18 posted on 02/15/2012 5:36:14 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Either Santorum or Gingrich (my first choice) are worth hanging around for and supporting. They each have their faults but are miles above romneycare...


19 posted on 02/15/2012 5:39:03 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Nachum
The romneybots are all over the Internet doing hit jobs on RIck. Check facebook. So Rick , who represented PA as a senator, did what he was sent to do for his state. How terrible! He should have gone to DC and said, please don't give Pennsylvania ANY money for what we need in my state. That would be the FIRST senator to NOT bring home what was needed.
20 posted on 02/15/2012 5:39:34 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Nachum

That certainly is Romney’s plan. You wouldn’t expect too many freepers to be helping Romney out with his plan....


21 posted on 02/15/2012 5:40:40 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Nachum

Santorum is a Pro-Life liberal. He’s a big government Republican union shill.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 5:41:17 PM PST by Def Conservative (Whatever happened to fiscal restraint?)
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To: GoCards

here’s what we do, get to the convention and then have Sarah and Col Allen West run on the ticket like they should have done and the establishment can piss off


23 posted on 02/15/2012 5:41:45 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: lonestar

We only have four men to decide on and none are perfect. That being said Santorum has less baggage than Newt and it more correct on the issues than Romney or Paul. You said Specter was just the icing on the cake.........well, man-made global warming and attacking Bain Capital are just the icing on the cake for me regarding Newt. If Newt were running against Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater he would attack them from the left. That’s just the way he is.

No Newt.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 5:41:56 PM PST by Oklahoma
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To: Linda Frances

So now pork is ok?

Do fiscal matters even matter anymore in the GOP?


25 posted on 02/15/2012 5:42:21 PM PST by Def Conservative (Whatever happened to fiscal restraint?)
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To: GoCards

Why would you get flamed? You’re just speaking the truth.

True conservatives do not have a candidate that has a reasonable chance of winning in this race.

Obammie the Commie is the incumbent. The state-run media will do whatever is necessary to ensure he wins. He has much more money. The people are stupid. I think he will win re-election.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 5:44:18 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Nachum

What thin soup this stuff is. Yawn.


27 posted on 02/15/2012 5:44:52 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: parksstp
I like Santorum. Is he perfect? No, but I think as President, he’ll surround himself with the right people and will make the decisions necessary to get the country moving.

As I've said before. I think he would make a good president but we would be the ones to make him a great president.

He was my 3rd choice, not my first but I think he's the best chance we have right now.
28 posted on 02/15/2012 5:45:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum
In the ’06 campaign against maybe the least talented Democrat in Congress — Bob Casey

This comment betrays the absolute ignorance of the author about Pennsylvania politics. Bob Casey Jr. defeated Santorum in 2006. He was the son of the last prominent pro-life Dem, Governor Bob Casey Sr.

Santorum had a distinct advantage in two Senatorial elections - he was pro-life in a hard-core pro-life purple state against candidates who were not.

He lost that advantage in 2006 due to the Casey family pro-life legacy.

Toss in that 2006 was a very bad year for Republicans in general and that Santorum was the subject of a vicious MSM attack, and you have a massive defeat.

The Casey name was a big part of that defeat, but that was unique to PA.

29 posted on 02/15/2012 5:48:30 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
I think he will win re-election.

Here's my take...

We need to win all the 2008 McCain states (not too difficult) plus flip Indiana (easy - I live there - it’s a lock), Ohio and Florida (tossup) Pennsylvania (could be tough) and scrounge up another 9 electoral votes someplace. Pennsylvania could be replaced by NC and VA.

The money may not be that significant because it can be concentrated in the battleground states.

30 posted on 02/15/2012 5:49:39 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Def Conservative
So now pork is ok?

Do fiscal matters even matter anymore in the GOP?

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Give me the name of one person in the house and or senate who did not bring home the pork? What is a senators job in representing his state? Even ron paul (romney’s campaign manipulator) brings home the pork. What is needed is common sense set of standards as to what is and isn't acceptable spending.

31 posted on 02/15/2012 6:02:03 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Nachum
To be sure, the only reason Santorum has gotten away with this is that no one has taken his candidacy seriously enough to bother to look

Actually he's gotten this far because he looks like Ronald Reagan next to the rest of the pack. If you line up these guys, their mis-steps, their transgressions, you'll see he's way ahead in the conservative race.

32 posted on 02/15/2012 6:02:55 PM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: Linda Frances
So Rick , who represented PA as a senator, did what he was sent to do for his state. How terrible! He should have gone to DC and said, please don't give Pennsylvania ANY money for what we need in my state. That would be the FIRST senator to NOT bring home what was needed.

Actually, the second. Jim Buckley of NY actually tried that. Bill's brother was easily defeated for a second term by Dem Pat Moynihan.
33 posted on 02/15/2012 6:05:43 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Nachum

He’s better than Romney by a long shot. I’m pulling for Gingrich, but I’ll take Santorum any day over plastic man.

Santorum is sure to push for complete repeal of Obummer care, and Santorum will push to reinstate DADT. Two nation destroyers that Romney will never.. EVER make right. Romney is pro government controlled health care, and Romney is pro homo.

Santorum wins. End of argument.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 6:07:19 PM PST by CaptainKrunch
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To: Nachum
The fun is only starting. The Santorum hit-pieces will start falling like rain drops.

That's what we have been promised since Iowa. So far we have that he votes for W promoted programs, didn't live in his PA house while Sen., brought the bodu of his baby girl home before burial, and voes for zome Union fruendly legislation. Not bad for a 12 year Senate career and long term State career before that.

Frankly, you sound like you HOPE someone generates lies about graft and bimbos. That is beneath a consevative. Go Santorum. Go Newt in those states where he is the most likely to beat Romney. Heck, go Paul on VA.
35 posted on 02/15/2012 6:13:28 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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36 posted on 02/15/2012 6:15:21 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: BloodAngel

Excerpts from American Thinker by Edmund Wright


This guy works for a Newt PAC, yet he writes articles slamming Rick, go figure.


37 posted on 02/15/2012 6:20:17 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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'Frankly, you sound like you HOPE someone generates lies about graft and bimbos'

Not true. I saw this on Twitter and posted it for general consumption here. It is the first of this sort that I have ever posted on FR. I have nothing against Santorum. He would be an improvement on Obama, but then almost anyone would be.

38 posted on 02/15/2012 6:20:27 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Oklahoma
But I don't like any of them.

Santorum is NOT a fiscal conservative and, IMO, has as much baggage as the others.

I'm going by his voting record and his questionable practices concerning the school funds and charities.

39 posted on 02/15/2012 6:20:27 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Nachum

WINNER, We have a WINNER ! !

“here’s what we do, get to the convention and then have Sarah and Col Allen West run on the ticket like they should have done and the establishment can piss off”

Thank you manc


40 posted on 02/15/2012 6:20:27 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Def Conservative
Do fiscal matters even matter anymore in the GOP?

I got 14 trillion says, NO.

41 posted on 02/15/2012 6:22:23 PM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Nachum; All

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Santorum:

Voted AGAINST increasing the number of immigration investigators:
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00201

VOTED AGAINST HIRING AN ADDITIONAL 1,000 BORDER PATROL AGENTS, paid for by reductions in state grants.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00179

VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=105&session=1&vote=00058

Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00154

SANTORUM: Trim Social Security now- even if painful.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j7O34Bpp42k-IlMMNiOLBkYF2zNw?docId=b1cff9ecefe24ca6ae1764a09761e361

VOTED AGAINST FOOD STAMP REFORM
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00353

VOTED AGAINST MEDICAID REFORM
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00352

Voted to increase the social services block grant from $1 BILLION to $2 BILLION
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=106&session=1&vote=00302

VOTED TO RAID SOCIAL SECURITY instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=106&session=2&vote=00056

Voted to impose a uniform federal tax mandate on states to force them to allow convicted , rapists, arsonists drug kingpins and all other ex-convicts to vote in federal elections.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=2&vote=00031
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Santorum; Big government spender:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt6XCZz2X1Y&feature=player_embedded
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Pop quiz: Which Republican presidential candidate supported the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor?
Hint: It’s the same one who endorsed a pro-abortion-rights presidential candidate in an earlier campaign.
Give up? The answer is Rick Santorum.

Santorum not only supported Specter. He ran an ad for him.
“Arlen is with us on the votes that matter,” Santorum said in an ad for Specter. “I’m proud to endorse Arlen Specter.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/which-republican-presidential-candidate-supported-sotomayor/

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This is only part of it. Santorum has not been properly vetted.
Even before this RINO voting record above came out,
he stuck me as a petty, egotistical little weasel

He needs to put his ego aside, put his country before himself and drop out.

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42 posted on 02/15/2012 6:24:06 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: GladesGuru

I like it. :)


43 posted on 02/15/2012 6:24:51 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: BloodAngel

I think most people would trust a social conservative much more than they would the GOP-elite and the pure fiscal conservatives.


44 posted on 02/15/2012 6:30:06 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: lonestar

Baggage is three wives and being a former Rockefeller Moderate.


45 posted on 02/15/2012 6:43:49 PM PST by Oklahoma
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To: Nachum

I am waiting for the Santorum is a bigot and a hater rhetoric he is getting from the OWS gay crowd. That will be amusing. So, here is my laugh before it gets thick:

Ha! Ha!


47 posted on 02/15/2012 6:48:38 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: patriot08
Santorum has not been properly vetted. Even before this RINO voting record above came out, he stuck me as a petty, egotistical little weasel

Guess I'll have to vote for Romney.

48 posted on 02/15/2012 6:48:46 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Nachum

Did Romney write this himself, or was it one of his mega-pacs?


49 posted on 02/15/2012 7:08:54 PM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Oklahoma
No argument from me!

I don't like any of them...but all of them more than what is in the WH now!

We learned today that our primary election in TX will be May 29...maybe! So for the second time in a row TX voters probably won't count in picking the GOP candidate!

I blame the establishment!

50 posted on 02/15/2012 7:15:54 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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