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05 Jan 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 01/05/2012 12:00:45 PM PST by US Navy Vet

PLEASE PLEASE VOTE in November! DO NO SIT ON YOUR HANDS this time! If you cannot stomach(Paul, Rommney) leave the Presidential Block vacant but vote down ballot, VOTE!


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VOTE! GET INVOLVED!
1 posted on 01/05/2012 12:00:52 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Down ballot can be just as, if not more so important. But the potential Pres. voting block is looking fairly unpalatable.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 12:03:50 PM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Agree, vote and get involved. There are many many more races than just President. We need a veto proof Tea Party Congress and majorities in the states.

Guys like Boner and McConman need to go. Primaries are coming. No excuses not to get involved.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 12:06:15 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Right now I think Freepers need to stop doing Obama's job for him by bashing other candidates who might end up on the ballot.

Except Willard. As far as he's concerned, bash away.

Comparing records is fine, but no more juvenile name calling & cheap shots.

4 posted on 01/05/2012 12:07:26 PM PST by skeeter
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To: US Navy Vet

I would say this: before you don’t vote for POTUS or do a third party thing, ask yourself if you want two or three more Kagans and Sotomayors on the Supreme Court.


5 posted on 01/05/2012 12:10:12 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Of course I’ll vote down ballot, but it will be up to Karl Rove and the Establishment to carry their boy Romney because I ain’t votin’ for him if he is the nominee.

There will be NO holding my nose and voting for Romney. There will be no, “where wlse will they go” voting. Where else will I go? I will leave that slot open and not cast a ballot.

Bob Dole

John McCain

Mitt Romney

I’m off the “be a good foot soldier” reservation.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 12:10:29 PM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ll vote for every thing else if Romney is the nominee for president, I will leave that mark blank.


7 posted on 01/05/2012 12:10:33 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Thank You, I do agree with vote down the Ballot, but thats the most I can Stomach.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 12:12:57 PM PST by easternsky
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To: US Navy Vet

That’s what I plan on doing.

I refuse choke on Romney’s c_ _ _ in 2012 but I will be voting for other races and any local ballot stuff. Hopefully, we can get the senate.

If I have to, I’ll write myself in for prez.

Maybe Mickey Mouse will finally win.


9 posted on 01/05/2012 12:17:16 PM PST by fruser1
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To: US Navy Vet

I always vote, I just won’t be voting for Romney.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 12:18:58 PM PST by ansel12
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To: US Navy Vet

I will vote for a lawn gnome (for President) if that prevents two more Sotomayor/ Kagan type Justices. Yes, even for Mitt, but just damn, I hope it won’t come to that.


11 posted on 01/05/2012 12:21:58 PM PST by pogo101
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To: US Navy Vet

If Romney gets the nod, I am writing in “Jimmy Carter” since he would be an improvement over the clown that holds office now. We are also not voting for any incumbents from the local races through the senate. It is time to impose a one term limit on these elitists.


12 posted on 01/05/2012 12:22:00 PM PST by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

I concur, and that’s just about the ONLY reason (that I could vote for a Romney). But it’s a HUGE reason. :/ I sometimes wish that the system were not so clearly “two party,” but that’s not going to change anytime soon — and we’ve all seen what happened when Ross Perot ran in 1992. We got Breyer and Ginsburg. (Sure, GOP presidents sometimes pick liberals on SCOTUS, but liberal presidents ALWAYS ALWAYS pick liberals.)


13 posted on 01/05/2012 12:24:47 PM PST by pogo101
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To: pogo101

If you DO vote for Mitt then you WILL get 2 more Sotomayor/ Kagan type Justices, GARANTEED!


14 posted on 01/05/2012 12:24:47 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I don’t think it’s guaranteed. Quite the contrary. One of the only good things about Mitt is that Robert Bork is head of his judicial selection committee. (I suppose Bork could simply be “being exploited,” but Bork is no fool. I have to believe that Bork is convinced that EVEN Romney would not pick Souters or worse.)


15 posted on 01/05/2012 12:26:43 PM PST by pogo101
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To: US Navy Vet

Vote. Get Involved. And if you feel the calling....RUN!!!!!


16 posted on 01/05/2012 12:28:41 PM PST by elvis-lives
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
....ask yourself if you want two or three more Kagans and Sotomayors on the Supreme Court.

While you're at it ask yourself if you want to be ruled by a Kenyan Mau-Mau.

17 posted on 01/05/2012 12:32:26 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: skeeter

It’s ok to be juvenile when Romney is involved?


18 posted on 01/05/2012 12:32:26 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: US Navy Vet

I will not vote for Paul, Romney or Huntsman.

But I will vote in the down ballot races.


19 posted on 01/05/2012 12:32:41 PM PST by Grunthor (Do you worship the State or do you worship the Lord? There is no middle ground.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

As if Romneys’ picks would be any better.


20 posted on 01/05/2012 12:37:02 PM PST by Grunthor (Do you worship the State or do you worship the Lord? There is no middle ground.)
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To: stuartcr
Depends entirely on the individual.

Personally I prefer not, althougn I do think 'Myth' & 'Mittens' are cute.

21 posted on 01/05/2012 12:37:52 PM PST by skeeter
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To: US Navy Vet
I agree. Even if you don't vote for president vote for your republican congressman, senator and local republican party members.
22 posted on 01/05/2012 12:37:52 PM PST by McGruff (Ron Paul and Howard Dean both finished 3rd in Iowa. Destiny?)
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23 posted on 01/05/2012 12:58:12 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: US Navy Vet

Paul is a one trick pony who won’t go anywhere after Iowa. With him out of the picture I think that all the anti-Romneys will be someone I can get excited about in the general election. When Palin decided to sit out the election it really became more about getting conservatives packed into congress anyway.


24 posted on 01/05/2012 1:07:37 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: US Navy Vet

I would add to VOTE in the PRIMARY against ALL and I mean ALL incumbents.

Support your local candidates who are challenging the establishment and the incumbents!!!


25 posted on 01/05/2012 1:16:49 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
Does it matter if Romney or 0bama appoints them?

“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton

26 posted on 01/05/2012 1:22:39 PM PST by j_tull ("A little of what you fancy does you good, or so it should.")
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To: US Navy Vet
This is a scary thread. Imagine if the average Republican voter did what many (most?) Freepers on this thread are threatening to do - not vote for POTUS if X is the candidate. If that happened, 0bama will be ushered back into office with a resounding "mandate". The current incompetent-in-chief could take 60%+ of the popular vote (and 450+ electoral votes).

There is no possible way Romney could be as bad for the country as BHO - even if he tried to screw it up. It will be an all-out tragedy for future generations if we let Barry stay another 4 years because "the GOP didn't go for my favorite guy/gal". Use maalox ... I'll probably have to ... but I'll have to be dead not to vote against BHO.

Grow up ... so our grandkids have a chance to.

27 posted on 01/05/2012 1:52:07 PM PST by DesertSapper (Not part of the solution? Then you're on the wrong forum.)
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To: US Navy Vet

PERRY 2012


28 posted on 01/05/2012 2:13:16 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: US Navy Vet
You darned right I'll get involved. There is no way in hell I'm going allow this Muzzie/Commie to be reelected if there's ANYTHING I can do about it.

I'll walk over hot coals to vote against Obama.

29 posted on 01/05/2012 2:15:33 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: US Navy Vet

I will be voting, and from the top of the ticket down. Barack Obama is in no way worthy of the office he holds and needs to be sent away. I will have no part in giving him another four years to destroy my country any further.


30 posted on 01/05/2012 3:14:01 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Obadiah

>>...There will be NO holding my nose and voting for Romney...<<

I understand the frustration. So don’t vote “for” [whoever it is], instead vote “against” Obama.

I doubt Karl Rove and the Establishment has mesmerized you. You know Rove’s game. You know better than to buy what he’s pushing. At least I hope you do.

Here’s the hard, cold, really screwed-up fact: I doubt Rove can convince anyone who knows him like we do. If folks choose to side with Rove’s preferred pick, it’s because they want to. As much as I wish everyone was a freeper, we are probably *not* in the majority. Yet. I hope that changes.

If Romney is the nominee, it won’t be becasue Rove and the Establishment went around the country holding each voter at gunpoint until they check the box for Romney. In other words, Rove is a gas-bag and to him it’s all about the game, not necessarily what’s best for the country. But even Rove can’t falsify enough votes to get Romney the nomination on his own. He needs the electorate to either actually vote for Romney *or* get the vote counts so bloody close that an easily manufactured 8 votes will give Romney the nod.

Rove is a jerk. But our true problem is a lack of tea-party minded, conservative voters. If Romney gets the nod, it will be because we (the voters) voted for that greasy politi-slut. If the majority of voters select Romney in the primary, then that’s the way the system is supposed to work. We just need to grow more tea-party conservatives for next time. That is *our* job.

For a lot of folks this has turned emotional. Perhaps that is your situation. As for me, I’m looking at it as rationally as I can. In the primary, it’s “anyone but Romney”. In the general, it will be “anyone but Obama”. I will vote primarily to keep Obama from any possibility of nominating any more SCOTUS justices. I don’t care who the GOP candidate is at that point.

I can empathize with your point of view. I just can’t agree with it.


31 posted on 01/05/2012 3:43:16 PM PST by jaydee770
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To: Bullish

Of course not.


32 posted on 01/05/2012 4:53:52 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Grunthor

Perhaps not, but it’s a risk worth taking IMO.


33 posted on 01/05/2012 4:55:07 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: j_tull
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton

Foolish and bad measures such as Obamacare? Attacking Libya? Additional $4T in debt? The list is long.

34 posted on 01/05/2012 5:00:23 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

A risk is like a gamble. It’s based on unknowable variants. The great thing about Romney AND Obama is that both of them have very clear records on a number of issues, judges being only one of them.

It is NOT a risk. It is not a gamble. Romneys’ record tells us exactly the kind of judge that he would put on federal benches. No, they are not any better than Obamas’.

Please, please do not give me that lame bull-squeeze about how a G.O.P. controlled senate will force him to veer to the right on issues including judgships. We were told the same garbage about that squish from Crawford regarding spending and a G.O.P. congress.

That stove is hot, I don’t need to touch it twice in order to make sure.


35 posted on 01/05/2012 5:14:00 PM PST by Grunthor (Mitt better than Obama? Give me three examples.)
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To: Grunthor

So what do you want?


36 posted on 01/05/2012 5:32:49 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

“So what do you want?”

I want a conservative nominee. In order; Santorum, Gingrich, Perry.

The rest are not conservatives and need not apply for my vote because there is no way in hell they get it.


37 posted on 01/05/2012 5:38:24 PM PST by Grunthor (Mitt better than Obama? Give me three examples.)
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To: jaydee770

Yep, I understand what you’re sayin’, but to me that’s exactly what Rove & Co. are banking on - that we will have no where else to go; therefore, we’ll be forced to vote for Romney. That’s their strategy. Get Romney nominated and then they have us backed in a corner. Nope. Ain’t buyin’ and will not vote for Romney. Frankly, as much as it pains me to say this, I don’t care if Obama gets back in, that will be on Rove and the Establsihment’s heads.

It’s time to make a stand and force these RINOs out! They are as bad as Liberals, maybe worse because they promise one thing and do the exact opposite. They LOVE to please the NYTimes at the expense of Conservatives.

Eight years of RINO Romney who will eagerly bash Conservatives in the teeth over and over again? No thanks. I’ll take my chances with Obama and a Republican Senate and House.


38 posted on 01/06/2012 5:47:56 AM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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