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Turn Out The Lights: The Grand Old Party Is Over
markamerica.com Blog ^ | August 28th, 201 | Mark America

Posted on 08/29/2012 3:23:29 AM PDT by Bratch

That’s it. You can shut down the convention right now. It’s over. Romney’s camp just shut down all dissent, and they rigged it that way. Twitter is awash in angry tweets from people who know this was a sham. John Boehner actually wielded the gavel without a hint of a tear as he said “the ayes have it.” They didn’t have it, and I think it was pretty clear that even if they did, this was a set-up. I have news for the GOP establishment. I am voting in November. I will vote for all the down-ballot candidates who are worthy of my support. I am not going to vote for Mitt Romney. Don’t look at the page as though you’ve read the words of a man pledging treason. It was not I who rigged the primaries. It was not I who rigged the convention. It was not I who rigged the rules committee. All of those things are actual treasons against the conservatives in the America, and all of those things were carried out by Mitt Romney and his legion. I am a small matter to it, but I will have my say. If the Republican party wishes to commit suicide by Romney, they may do so, but they will do so without my help in the matter. John Boehner may have enjoyed his moment in despotic pleasure, and Reince Priebus may have been doing his masters’ bidding, but Mitt Romney had it within his power to put a stop to all of this, but when tested by circumstance, Mitt Romney’s fatal character flaws prevailed.

The Republican Party is dead. It’s time we get on with this convention and consider it a funeral. You’re witnessing a party that will now fall, and I’m going to help it on its way. Some of you diehard Republicans who read this blog may wish to find other haunts. It’s not going to be pretty. When I saw John Sununu begin to surface with regularity on Fox News over the last few weeks, I suspected the fix was in. His conduct of the RNC Rules Committee on Tuesday demonstrates that fact.

I am a person who refuses to separate his convictions from his actions and choices. Mitt Romney could have done many things to gain my support, and the support of many others, but rather than do so, he seized control. He used all his pals and buddies to take over and make the voices of grass-roots Republicans and Tea Party conservatives silent. Some will urge that we remain focused on November, and I agree, but my focus is irrevocably changed. I am out to defeat the GOP establishment in any and every form that may take.

Note to conservatives: I will understand if you swallow your pride and your principles and vote for Mitt Romney, but do not come to this site to chastise me or others who refuse to join you. Your argument had consisted of convincing us that the Romnoids wouldn’t behave this way, and at precisely that moment when they needed to prove it, they behaved precisely as we dissenters knew that they would. Save it.

Romney had his chance. Today, he blew it.


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Did the RNC just go A Bridge Too Far ?
1 posted on 08/29/2012 3:23:33 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

The time to bury the dead will come.

Right now, got to get Obama OUT of the White House.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 3:26:30 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Bratch

Who else was going to win the nomination? People like running their mouths but I don’t hear any names. If you wanted someone other than Romney to win, you should’ve busted your ass during the primaries.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 3:28:18 AM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

That’s a good question. During the primary campaign season I looked across a downright marginal group of GOP candidates and realized that most of them were terribly flawed and likely unelectable.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 3:31:11 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Bratch

I am sick of so called conservatives fighting to re elect Obama..


5 posted on 08/29/2012 3:31:38 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Bratch

It’s a little late in the game to be making noises about starting a new conservative party. Are we going to hand Obama another 4 years? As for focusing on the down ballot races, that’s fine. Just understand that if the Republicans take the Senate by a seat or 2 the Democrats will do everything they can to ‘flip’ a moderate Republican to retain control. Then you’ll have 4 more years of what you have now — a split congress with a marxist in the White House.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 3:32:10 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Bratch

“I am out to defeat the GOP establishment in any and every form that may take.”

First defeat Obama, THEN defeat the GOP establishment.

The first preserves the country, temporarily, the second is a more important philosophical change.

The fact is that even among supposed “conservatives” a large number of them get a check from the government, and as such, have a very big stake in the status quo.

Conservatives are outnumbered in the GOP. Destroying the country with another Obama term in order to save it from a status-quo GOP is hardly advisable.

How many of you who refuse to vote for Romney get government financial support, I wonder?


7 posted on 08/29/2012 3:32:41 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Bratch

“I am not going to vote for Mitt Romney.”

In Indiana I had no choice in the primaries. Newt’s name was still there even though he had withdrawn. I’m sick of this.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 3:33:02 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

Apparently the convention crap is standard behavior for the GOP-e according to Rush. Mr Limbaugh indicated this kind of infighting has been going on for decades — he wasn’t dismissive, but seemed interested in quelling any unnecessary outrage. I don’t know, the whole affair seemed pretty alarming to me.

We still need to win, so I guess this is just another annoyance along the way.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 3:34:14 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Bratch

Those who refuse to vote against Obama are voting for him and for the continued decline of this nation as a display of selfish petulance. Save your whining for another time, hold your breath, and cast your vote for the side of freedom.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 3:35:49 AM PDT by ChoobacKY
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To: Bratch

Are you blind to what has happened the last 3 years?
Put your left hand on your right ear and your right hand on your left ear and pull real hard and get your head out of your deriere.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 3:36:11 AM PDT by golfisnr1
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To: Bratch

Is this someone’s blog? Who cares?


12 posted on 08/29/2012 3:37:53 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Biggirl
"Right now, got to get Obama OUT of the White House."

Yes, the conduct by the GOP and Romney operatives is despicable, but the Obama alternative is even worse. Four more years of Obama and elections in whatever is left of the USA will just be for show. There will be no tomorrow for conservatives if that happens and Romney is the only vessel to try and stop the planned destruction of America.

13 posted on 08/29/2012 3:38:13 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: MEG33

“I am sick of so called conservatives fighting to re elect Obama..”

Or, even worse, so-called conservatives electing Obama in the first place. I’m talking specifically about McCain, who did everything he could to assure Obama’s win in ‘08. Refused to discuss Black Liberation Theology and other blatant problems about Obama. And THEN... THEN... he said, “We have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.” I despise both of them.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 3:39:10 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("When America ceases to be good, she'll cease to be great!” - de Tocqueville)
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To: vanilla swirl

Same for me in Kentucky. By the time the primary got to us, Ron Paul was the only not-Mitt still running on the ballot, so I held my nose and voted for that black helicopter nutjob. A lot of good it did.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 3:41:35 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Bratch

Get over it....and let’s get rid of Obama!


16 posted on 08/29/2012 3:41:57 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: Bratch

May the chains of Obama, Reid and Pelosi weigh lightly upon you and your family then.

As far as the convention was concerned, Ron Paul’s supporters tried to game the convention rules to place him in nomination, even though he didn’t have the delegates needed.

During a time when we need to show unity (because the DNC sure as hell will), Ron Paul’s ego got in the way.

If, by the grace of God , we prevail in November it won’t be with your assistance.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 3:44:36 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: RFEngineer

Wow, the number of Freepers that have drunk the Kool-aid. Enjoy Mitt. The GOPe will be laughing at you guys for the next 8 years. I really think Mitt will destroy this country faster than Obama can. Conservatives can fight Obama, can keep him from doing ANYTHING. Good luck fighting the GOPe AND the Rats together. We need to ignore the top of the ticket and put together a CONSERVATIVE party for 2016. We need to vote for every CONSERVATIVE down ticket. We need to do this NOW! But no, all you hear on here is we’ll do this next election, this one is too important. Yeah, I heard that last time and time is running out.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 3:44:51 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-NOPE Cain?- Guess NOT. ABO & ABMR. I'm going Goode.)
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To: Gene Eric

This arguing by convention delegates is standard fare and happens on the state level too. In Maryland we have the same two arguments every convention, and 90% of our time is spent debating and voting on rules. It’s standard stuff, and unfortunately the Ron Paul people seem to be the main cause of most of the strife.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 3:45:17 AM PDT by pie_eater
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

I would vote for Mitt Romney now just to get Paul Ryan elevated to a position that has been surprisingly useful for policy in recent years. The office of Vice President has had varying degrees of influence, mostly due to the personality of the individual who happens to hold that title.

And Paul Ryan, simply because he now has a national platform, can make policy statements that have to be considered seriously, which before, he would be relegated to the margins and trivialized by the national media. The new national debate is on, and the other side has no honest contribution to make. They are reduced to ad hominem attacks and distortions, repeated to the point of absurdity.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 3:45:29 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: Bratch
This Mark America bozo may be a good guy but his position and rant does NOTHING to get that CLOWN out of the White House.

Just more wasted bandwidth that does little but agitate and frustrate 'the choir' with his obvious BS.

21 posted on 08/29/2012 3:46:17 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Bratch

What ARE you talking about? The convention wasn’t rigged, that is an insane claim. Romney has had the delegates for months now.

As for your threats, whatever. You can work for the idiotic Oblahma, and I’ll work for President Romney.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 3:47:39 AM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: MEG33

A bunch of babies and idiots , all of them trying to gift Obama 4 more years. They are all a sham.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 3:48:42 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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Both parties are the same at the top and it’s come to the point where you’d have to be pretty heavily deluded not to see it. Mutt is a liberal globalist but if you want to slow down the drive over the cliff by a few mph you’re in a position where you have to vote for him.

It’s quite a dilemma because how are things ever going to change unless something very drastic happens to the Rep party? When do you pull totally pull your support to send a strong message? Like the economy, I think it’s too late. They’ve got you where they want you and it’s only going to get worse.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 3:48:43 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: Bratch

Mark America,
Grow a pair, grow a spine and grow up. Get rig of the hate-America, marxist, commie, muzzie, racist POS 0bummer, FIRST! If we don’t, your can use your downstream ticket votes to wipe you butt. It won’t matter at all.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 3:48:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Bratch

We need to start a strong third party that really cares about this country’s principles NOW. We need to have an alternative to offer in 2016. I think that after the cluster that this convention has turned into, there would be enough to get it done.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 3:50:25 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: MDspinboyredux

Bttt


27 posted on 08/29/2012 3:50:29 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: conservaterian

“I really think Mitt will destroy this country faster than Obama can.”

You can make a wild, unsupportable statement like this and then excoriate me and claim that somehow THIS conservative has “drunk the kool-aid”

Your behavior is not that of a conservative.

I get ZERO government financial support. How about you?

Destroy the GOPe AFTER the election, idiots, not before.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 3:51:12 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Bratch
Ah, the Paulbots strike again. Sorry buddies - the Ron Paul "insurgency" isn't going to happen and nothing is going to distract us from getting Obama and all of his radicals out of power.

Romney was never our first choice but now he's our only choice. Go. Away.

29 posted on 08/29/2012 3:52:12 AM PDT by Chainmail (Warfare is too serious to be left to the amateurs)
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To: Bratch
I will vote for all the down-ballot candidates who are worthy of my support. I am not going to vote for Mitt Romney.


30 posted on 08/29/2012 3:52:16 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Dragonspirit

Puhleeze. The GOPe Convention was fixed,
and “won” by the GOPe’s greatest cheater
and Conservative-saboteur, who
also is the Author of Death Panels.

The GOP is finished.
NO CONSERVATIVE OF PRINCIPLE will vote for
RINO ROMNEY of DEATH PANELS and ROMNEYCARE/OBAMACARE.

And remember, Mr. RomneyCARE HELPED OBAMA win the
last election by savaging Gov. Palin AFTER THE
last convention. It has NOT been forgotten.


31 posted on 08/29/2012 3:52:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Bratch

Apparently, the hurt that the Progressves/Socialists/Marxists have put on this country as a whole has had no friggin effect on you, hooray. For the rest of us who think with our cranial matter rather than the point on top of the cavity that holds it, we will take another tact to make sure the Kenyan and his Marxist cabal will be remembered only as the huge brown stain on our history and that we ended it, not term limits.

So quit your little pity party and put your man pants on, if in fact you are one, and join us to execute step one and send the Marxist packing. Once that has been accomplished we start step 2. The reality is that we conservatives surround them and contrary to conventional wisdom it is not the other way around.

They know we will be coming but we will decide the battleground not them.


32 posted on 08/29/2012 3:52:43 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: MayflowerMadam
Or, even worse, so-called conservatives electing Obama in the first place. I’m talking specifically about McCain, who did everything he could to assure Obama’s win in ‘08.

How do we know that Romney doesn't intend to do the exact same thing? This election really does appear to be a repeat of 2008: Republican voters get the worst candidate possible shoved down their throats, just to have that candidate effectively throw the election. I'm starting to wonder if they all aren't in on the same scam.
33 posted on 08/29/2012 3:53:06 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Bigtigermike; JediJones; Jim Robinson

GOP-E Powergrab follow-up PING!


34 posted on 08/29/2012 3:53:33 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bratch

So many clueless Republicans here. They think if they get rid of Obama that they can work on Rombama.

I got news for these idiots, Rombama just showed his true colors to you fools.

Soros was right, Obama or Rombama, not much difference.

The difference is that Rombama is going to silence you from within your party whereas Obama will silence you from outside your party.

No matter who wins, you are screwed.


35 posted on 08/29/2012 3:54:25 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Bratch
Since you're from Kentucky, your non-vote won't matter, and you can rail like a first grader that didn't get his nap, but people that live in swing states need to really look at the results of their selfish, feel good, childish protest.

You spouted paragraph after paragraph and all you said that since the mean old nasty party didn't give you what you wanted, you would hold your breath and turn blue and not vote for Romney.

By you own admission, you have no principles, since you said that could have been "won over if".

If Mitt and the RNC had done what you wanted, "what ever the hell that might be", you would have voted for Romney.

Loud mouthed, but very well written, you are just another hypocrite, cry baby, that is taking their ball and going home.

Next.

36 posted on 08/29/2012 3:54:26 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: Bratch

>> I will understand if you swallow your pride and your principles and vote for Mitt Romney, but do not come to this site to chastise me or others who refuse to join you.

Gee, thanks for your lukewarm and condescending understanding!

And I’ll *try* to understand you when you stick your head where your toilet paper should go and refuse to help eliminate the evil that is Barack Obama.

Deal?


37 posted on 08/29/2012 3:54:31 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Timber Rattler

Re Elect The Marxist Obama!/s


38 posted on 08/29/2012 3:54:48 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Bratch
"Hahaha, got your vote!"

"Of COURSE you'll vote Republican, where ELSE ya gonna go?"

39 posted on 08/29/2012 3:54:52 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: conservaterian
People seem to forget that historically, is was Southern and Western Democrats who were the standard-bearers for the conservative movement, in many ways. That only changed in the post-LBJ era when the Democratic Party became a comfort zone for all types of losers and stunted misfits in America.
40 posted on 08/29/2012 3:54:55 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: carriage_hill

“Get rig of the hate-America, marxist, commie, muzzie, racist POS 0bummer, FIRST! If we don’t, your can use your downstream ticket votes to wipe you butt. It won’t matter at all.”

I openly wonder how many of the folks who claim they wont vote for Romney actually get government support in some form or another?


41 posted on 08/29/2012 3:55:24 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Biggirl

Agreed. Get Barry out first. The Tea Party ain’t done by any means.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 3:55:42 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: MEG33

Amen to that.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 3:55:44 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Bratch

Yes, it sure did. The GOP-E acted exactly like the Rat Party yesterday.


44 posted on 08/29/2012 3:57:06 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Cut...nose...face.

Not voting for Mitt is the same as voting for Obozo. If you think he’s better than virtually anyone else on the planet, I fear for this Republic.


45 posted on 08/29/2012 3:57:46 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: MEG33

I am sick of faux Conservatives demanding that we drink the Romney/GOP-E hemlock.


46 posted on 08/29/2012 3:58:19 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bratch

Presidency means NOTHING with respect toa Tea Party Constitutional Government.

That starts way out in the states- in the local legislatures, statehouses and governors. When that has happened...a Tea Party presidency will follow.

That’s Sarah’s game

The liberals have been playing this game since the 1930’s. They’re still ahead...way ahead. The Tea Party is playing catch up...and has yet to show it can go the distance.


47 posted on 08/29/2012 3:58:21 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: fr_freak

We don’t know for sure, but already he and his surrogates have been tougher on Obama than McCain EVER was. He’s no conservative, and I don’t like him at all. Still, four more years of Obama’s distruction is not an option. Best we can do now is pray for God’s mercy on America and put it in His hands.


48 posted on 08/29/2012 3:58:25 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("When America ceases to be good, she'll cease to be great!” - de Tocqueville)
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To: conservaterian
I really think Mitt will destroy this country faster than Obama can.

Anyone that spouts this drivel is too stupid to be allowed to vote.

I don't want you in my foxhole, you wouldn't bring any ammo.

49 posted on 08/29/2012 3:59:05 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: MEG33

Probably written by Obama’s campaign team anyway. He will do whatever it takes to get reelected the least of which is lying


50 posted on 08/29/2012 3:59:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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