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Obama Is The Symptom Not The Problem
The Catholic Knight ^ | 3/5/2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/01/2012 8:37:57 AM PDT by YankeeReb

I want to make something perfectly clear to my readers. I DON'T HATE BARACK OBAMA. I don't even dislike him. Truth is, if I met him in a pub, and didn't know he was the President of the United States, I would probably have a few drinks with him. I might even make a friend. The same is true with G.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

In American politics we tend to get personal, even to the point of hating our leaders. I have tried to avoid that, and I've tried to teach my kids to steer clear of that as well. Truth is, while much of what our political leaders do is evil, that doesn't mean they themselves are evil people. I have friends who are ardent Obama supporters, even to the point of trying to defend his indefensible HHS mandate. I don't 'unfriend' them just because of their flawed political views. They're good people and I know they mean well. It's just that so much of what they 'know' is wrong.

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I'm going to tell my readers now that there is a fifty percent chance that Obama may lose the election, and if he does, there is a seventy-five percent chance that nothing big will really change. Oh sure, a Republican president may get rid of some of the more offensive features of Obamacare, including the insidious HHS mandate, but don't expect the principles of Obamacare to disappear, and you certainly shouldn't expect anything to get better in the healthcare industry. I would say there is probably a strong chance they will continue to get worse, especially under a Republican president. Under Obama we may go to war with Iran. Under a Republican president we WILL go to war with Iran.

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1 posted on 04/01/2012 8:38:03 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

Nevertheless, Obama and the Democratic Party have declared war on America. So far, America is surrendering.


2 posted on 04/01/2012 8:39:55 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: YankeeReb

The real problem with America is we let stupid people vote. It wasn’t that way originally for very good reason. We changed that and are now learning what that reason was. Stupid people will always vote themselves “bread and circuses” to the detriment, and ultimate destruction, of the Republic.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 8:46:11 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: YankeeReb
"I don't hate Barrack Obama."

A man who has a disdain for American exceptionalism. A man who is trying to systematically take down the greatest country on earth. What's to like, again?

I absolutely hate his guts. His voice, alone, makes my blood boil.
4 posted on 04/01/2012 8:46:19 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: YankeeReb

“there is a seventy-five percent chance that nothing big will really change.”...without Newt in there.


5 posted on 04/01/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: YankeeReb
Truth is, if I met him in a pub, and didn't know he was the President of the United States, I would probably have a few drinks with him

Why would you be in a gay bar?

6 posted on 04/01/2012 8:49:13 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: nhwingut

A man who has a disdain for American exceptionalism. A man who is trying to systematically take down the greatest country on earth. What’s to like, again?

I absolutely hate his guts. His voice, alone, makes my blood boil.

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Exactly. He is America’s NUMBER ONE ENEMY. And the ilk that supports him. Never in our history have we ever experienced an all out frontal attack on the Constitution, our rights, our freedoms, and our secure soverignty. The nightmare must be stopped in November.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 8:50:23 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: YankeeReb

I hate, loathe, detest, and despise people whose goal is to turn the vast majority of ordinary American citizens into government serfs.


8 posted on 04/01/2012 8:50:44 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: YankeeReb

Let me put it plainly: if, for whatever reason (known/unknown), I am prevented from voting for Dr Ron Paul, I will vote for obama!

Semper Fidelis
Semper watching!
*****


9 posted on 04/01/2012 8:50:49 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: YankeeReb
I'm going to tell my readers now that there is a fifty percent chance that Obama may lose the election...

Until it is confirmed that Mitt is his opponent, then those chances shoot up to 99%.

10 posted on 04/01/2012 8:51:12 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: YankeeReb

We get the government we deserve.


11 posted on 04/01/2012 8:51:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MtBaldy
The real problem with America is we let stupid people vote. It wasn’t that way originally for very good reason. We changed that and are now learning what that reason was. Stupid people will always vote themselves “bread and circuses” to the detriment, and ultimate destruction, of the Republic.

Agreed, plus those on welfare should not vote either. I can make exceptions for Social Security, since that is forced on us when we get old and/or if your infirm where you can work but you must still pass the intelligence test. I would have have a test that would have basic math, reading comprehension and basic American history that you must pass before you can vote. As to welfare, as the saying goes, "those who rob Peter to pay Paul will always count on the vote of Paul."
12 posted on 04/01/2012 8:53:43 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: YankeeReb
I don't hate 0bama any more than Paul Revere hated King George.
13 posted on 04/01/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PapaNew

Indeed, Obama is a surrenderist politico. He can only rally people to his poor loser cause if they are themselves compromised as losers. It is how he wants to keep America down. It is part and parcel of his homosexual, I wanna party, and I do not care after me, type behavior, denying the legal any legality.

This Democrate machination has got to stop. THis is completely irresponsible and corrupt. The worst part is RINOs who have no clue and partake in compromising themselves even more by trying to mold the consciousness of conservatives away or even kill them with the help of Obama himself.

This is another animal altogether that Romney inspires, because, just as Zero is friends with Wright, Romney is friends with BUshoids, Lugars and other dangerous Danforth assortments who cannot put a viable consciousness in the minds of liberals and conservatives. They have no clue of the game and no control over it, but just balderdash, wanting to keep “their” dues. It’s disgusting.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 8:54:26 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: nhwingut

I think this man is trying not to hate or get angry as part of the Christian “turn the other cheek” thing that is taught at times. I understand his point but there is a time that we need more “General Patton” to where we need rage to bring about the desire to win as well as to fight the enemy. Myself, the way the world is plus being bullied as a kid, I have not evolved to the “turn the other cheek point” yet. I know my cousin, he’s an agnostic, but he does have a good point where if you tun the other cheek, “they’ll just hit the other one.” I’m afraid he is right on that one, I mean, what if they cannot be reasoned with and still push you?


15 posted on 04/01/2012 8:58:19 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: nhwingut

I think this man is trying not to hate or get angry as part of the Christian “turn the other cheek” thing that is taught at times. I understand his point but there is a time that we need more “General Patton” to where we need rage to bring about the desire to win as well as to fight the enemy. Myself, the way the world is plus being bullied as a kid, I have not evolved to the “turn the other cheek point” yet. I know my cousin, he’s an agnostic, but he does have a good point where if you tun the other cheek, “they’ll just hit the other one.” I’m afraid he is right on that one, I mean, what if they cannot be reasoned with and still push you?


16 posted on 04/01/2012 8:58:37 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: YankeeReb

I have come to believe much of the same thing that this writer is saying, at least if we elect Mitt Romney.

I am shocked to realize that many Republicans, even here on FreeRepublic, don’t see Obamacare as the threat to our way of life, as a very real threat to our freedom and economic system that it is. Many Republicans seem to think that the unconstitutional federal mandate is the only real problem.

It’s not, it’s just the excuse to get the fight started. It will only be the beginning, and if Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee, we will have lost the fight before it ever really gets started.

Mitt Romney has NEVER denounced Romneycare and his plan is to double down on it after the Supreme Court thows out the federal mandate, by claiming that he was right all along and the state mandate is the way to go.

What many Republicans don’t seem to understand is that Obamneycare is not so much about health care, at all, as it is about re-ordering our society and government, our very lives.

First of all the plan is unionize all health care workers, including the insurance workers, under one federal union, the SEIU. That will mean that all the workers in 1/5 of our economy will become SEIU, with special benefits that aren’t available to the non-union members. Then, they want to create a national union for all first responders to add to those SEIU workers.

Think about it, we will become a one party country. The second party will never win another election.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 8:59:58 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Nowhere Man

Sorry about the double post, for some reason, FR seems a bit slow today.


18 posted on 04/01/2012 9:00:26 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: YankeeReb

Gee, what is a good Catholic father doing speculating about hanging out in a bar?


19 posted on 04/01/2012 9:00:53 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: YankeeReb

Wrong. He’s the problem.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 9:01:30 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Eva
I am shocked to realize that many Republicans, even here on FreeRepublic, don’t see Obamacare as the threat to our way of life

RomneyCare is every bit as much of a threat.

21 posted on 04/01/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MtBaldy
The real problem with America is we let stupid people vote.

What happens when people are no longer allowed to be stupid?

How is it determined who IS stupid?

What kind of treatment would be available to help those who are too stupid?

Would we need a "stupid Czar" to set up a bureaucracy to regulate and monitor stupidity to it can be managed?......

What is the IRS going to need to get from the public to support this endeavor?

Will it help or harm our party politically if we pursue this?

Sorry, the liberal in me made me do it... ; )

22 posted on 04/01/2012 9:02:39 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The odds are quite slim that you would encounter a Muslim in a bar. On the other hand, an encounter in a coffee shop ...


23 posted on 04/01/2012 9:07:29 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: nhwingut
"I don't hate Barrack Obama."

A man who has a disdain for American exceptionalism. A man who is trying to systematically take down the greatest country on earth. What's to like, again?

I absolutely hate his guts. His voice, alone, makes my blood boil.

Absolutely agree. I DESPISE the man and the people that are behind him. Why does everyone feel the need to precede any criticism of this man by saying that they "like" him personally, and that he would be someone they would "like to have a beer with"?

Hogwash!!! Would these people like to have a beer with Hitler? This man and his handlers are the ENEMY of my country! I would like to see this usurper be dragged out of the Whitehouse in handcuffs, tried and locked up for the rest of his life! This is an issue of our very survival and people feel like they have to throw out the "like him personally" card? Don't think for one moment, that when the opportunity comes - that these vile people won't drag you out of your house people - and do whatever they want to do to you.

THEY are deadly serious and violently passionate about their cause. We are losing the battle because we don't want them to think we are mean. I'm physically sick about this.

24 posted on 04/01/2012 9:08:03 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: YankeeReb

Sorry, but world view and world power does matter... first lets dispense with the hypothetical, “if I met Obama in a pub...”, how far down a rat hoe do you need to go, to know you’ve fallen into a rat hole? Hypotheticals are for one purpose, to divert your eyes from the reality that is. Obama is a marxist and a proponent of Black Theology, combined, you have a religio-political mindset that is working to enslave America. No sir, If I met Obama in a pub, I’d be thrown in jail...


25 posted on 04/01/2012 9:09:11 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Nowhere Man

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” — Author Unknown


26 posted on 04/01/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: YankeeReb

Ping


27 posted on 04/01/2012 9:11:39 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: dfwgator
We get the government we deserve.

Well I might have once agreed with this but not now. It's long past anything which the nations people want or desire.

There's little cohesiveness in our nation, far too many foreigners coming here with very different mindsets than that of what America once was...and they vote.

With such a fractured and divided nation how can it be possible "we get what we deserve" when the American Spirit has all but faded....and "we" have little representation of that Spirit by those who seek for political advantage in order to achieve their agendas within our country?.... Additionally often funded by foreign governments or organizations to infiltrate the very seats of power within our country.

28 posted on 04/01/2012 9:12:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: YankeeReb

I don’t cozy up to the bar with snakes


29 posted on 04/01/2012 9:13:46 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: dfwgator

I think that RomneyCare may be worse because it is legal.

I’m not kidding about some Freepers thinking that RomneyCare is fine. Ask the Romney supporters on this site.


30 posted on 04/01/2012 9:15:06 AM PDT by Eva
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To: MtBaldy
-- The real problem with America is we let stupid people vote. --

Probably better correlation is we let people vote and have access to government largess. It ought to be one or the other - then the stupidity factor becomes less important, probably irrelevant. IOW, there have always been stupid voters.

31 posted on 04/01/2012 9:16:18 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: alicewonders

I’m in agreement with every word you write.

If he is reelected, we’ll see real anger expressed in many ways by our side. People are not going to sit idly by as their beloved country is destroyed before their eyes.

This is one very evil man and people must realize that. He has an agenda and is the ENEMY. So are his supporters.

We can express ourselves here today. But if he gets back in our White House, the expressions we make today will be risky.


32 posted on 04/01/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: YankeeReb
My grandfather knew Adolf and Joe and Benito. He disagreed with most of their policies but that did not make them evil or did their policies make them evil
33 posted on 04/01/2012 9:18:42 AM PDT by cmwy
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To: maine-iac7

A muslim, a communist and a militant black walk into a bar. The bartender says “ What can I get you to drink Mr. President?”


34 posted on 04/01/2012 9:20:34 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Today, if you are not angry, you are either not paying attention or you are terminally stupid.


35 posted on 04/01/2012 9:21:15 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: YankeeReb

Obama and Romney are the symptoms and the problem.


36 posted on 04/01/2012 9:21:35 AM PDT by Mozilla (Obama-Romney 2012...two sides of the same coin)
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To: Nowhere Man

Today, if you are not angry, you are either not paying attention or you are terminally stupid.


37 posted on 04/01/2012 9:21:43 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Eva
Obamneycare is not so much about health care, at all, as it is about re-ordering our society and government, our very lives.

Agreed, health is the smokescreen which appeals to those who seek "health security"...which masks the true purpose of the mandate.

If this is not stopped then anything the government wants to dictate for 'Our good' will be implimented in short order.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised 'for the good of its victims' may be the most oppressive..... It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies...... The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated;... but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end,... for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” —C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock, p. 292.

38 posted on 04/01/2012 9:22:42 AM PDT by caww
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To: nhwingut
His voice, alone, makes my blood boil.

That is because every time he speaks we know it is a lie.

39 posted on 04/01/2012 9:28:42 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: alicewonders

The reason they preface it is to not be accused of racism. I’ve noticed that its only white people who say “I like Obama but I don’t like his policies”.

If they say “I hate Obama” the black community will start screeching “You hate him because he is black!”.
If Obama were white they wouldn’t feel the need to preface their statements with “I like him but...”

Meanwhile the (rare) black person who doesn’t like Obama uses no such preface. The lovely Haitian black man who lives on the street behind my parents just flat out says “I think Obama is the Antichrist” and feels no need to soften it.

LQ


40 posted on 04/01/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: nhwingut

Agreed on your assessment of the pos potus. I would think Hitler and Stalin were charming when they needed to be, all the while lying and manipulating to get their evil deeds done. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing and serpents who appear to speak half truths. All deception and illusion to appeal to the stupid, the desperate and those who think like them. In the end, nothing good comes of it. Be prepared.


41 posted on 04/01/2012 9:35:24 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: YankeeReb
I think obozo is the problem and the symptom...until we learn to cure the disease, cure the problem, lets treat the symptom...get rid of obama.
42 posted on 04/01/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Eva
The second party will never win another election.

We're already very close to that unhappy situation just on the basis of demographics, forget the unionization plan. Massive illegal immigration and the Immigration Act of 1965 have seen to that. Otherwise, Obama and his socialists would never have been allowed to take power. We've become a Tower of Babel, divided and conquered.

43 posted on 04/01/2012 9:40:38 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Cboldt

I agree with you. In fact this was my father’s solution first told to me sometime in the 1980s: Anyone who is on welfare or receives any Federal money that is not expected to be payed back does not vote. Period.


44 posted on 04/01/2012 9:42:14 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: YankeeReb

There is nothing about him or his family that I could like and it’s all because of their politics.


45 posted on 04/01/2012 9:43:21 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: EGPWS

I think his odds of reelection are not good—even against Mittens. He got in because people were sick of Bush and Clinton—Now they are sick of Obama. Don’t believe the Media who all love and drool over him. This is how I sees it:
1. All Republicans will vote for Mittens—even if they hate him because they hate Obama worse.
2. All Democrats will Vote Obama because they got no choice and they fear and hate Republicans.
3. The people who will turn the election are the Independents who have grown tired of Obama and his squeaky little voice and lack of leadership.


46 posted on 04/01/2012 9:47:56 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: MtBaldy
"The real problem with America is we let stupid people vote."

Also, disinterested people who for various reason don't take the time to learn about the candidates. (This is why so many women vote wrong.) We need to have a simple civics test to quality a voter, similar to the driver's license test.

47 posted on 04/01/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: YankeeReb

The author of this article writes like a typical, go-along-to-get-along, spineless metrosexual. They are therefore qualified for leadership positions in the repulicrat party.


48 posted on 04/01/2012 10:08:52 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Standing Wolf

Why wait till November??


49 posted on 04/01/2012 10:12:30 AM PDT by Dammitall
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To: gunnyg

There should be a write-in option, no?


50 posted on 04/01/2012 10:18:00 AM PDT by huldah1776
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