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Strange door-to-door election request - anyone else heard of this? (vanity)

Posted on 10/13/2012 6:15:17 PM PDT by AUJenn

This morning, we had a nice gentleman from the Florida GOP come by our home to greet us and ask if we had any questions about voting (we have a Romney sign in our yard and are registered Republicans). He was visiting all GOPers in the neighborhood and making sure everyone was familiar with voting precincts and offering absentee ballots. I was very impressed with his well-dressed appearance and kind manners. We saw nothing like this in 2008 and were very happy to see it.

Later this afternoon...a young man, probably around 20, came to the door and said he was working for an 'election study.' He asked if he could take our photograph next to our Romney yard sign to be 'published in a book.' My husband thought it was a strange request and said no thanks and closed the door. We thought this was very bizarre. Has anyone else encountered someone asking to do this?


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1 posted on 10/13/2012 6:15:26 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: AUJenn

Shoot them! Shoot them now!


2 posted on 10/13/2012 6:17:54 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: AUJenn

They were just getting the GPS coordinates of your house so the black helicopters to find you more easily.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 6:18:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: AUJenn

the first guy was lying, I’d be he had nothing to do with the GOP


4 posted on 10/13/2012 6:18:52 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: AUJenn

p.s.
Here’s my election fraud file:
Election Fraud
http://www.wlns.com/story/16499069/2nd-ex-dem-leader-gets-probation-in-election-scam
http://www.wisconsingrandsonsofliberty.com/
http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/11/video-nh-poll-workers-shown-handing-out-ballots-in-dead-peoples-names/
http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/the-objectively-gray-propaganda-of-masked-rascals/
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/culture-of-corruption-update-ny-democrats-go-on-trial-for-massive-voter-fraud-case/?utm_source=web&utm_medium=twitter
http://biggovernment.com/rweiss/2012/01/19/new-york-democrat-voter-fraud-is-a-normal-political-tactic/
http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2012/01/21/fomer-obama-staffer-arrested-in-iowa-secretary-of-state-identity-theft-investigation/
http://mentalrecession.blogspot.com/2012/02/breaking-witness-says-democrats.html
http://biggovernment.com/mtrackers/2012/02/02/wisconsin-recall-fraud-man-finds-his-name-4-times-on-recall-claims-ne-never-signed/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29
http://news.investors.com/Article/601209/201202141851/voter-registration-flaws-expose-elections-to-fraud-.htm
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/11/top-8-moments-in-the-new-york-voter-fraud-trial
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/elisabethmeinecke/2012/03/12/outbreak_of_potential_voter_fraud_lights_up_rep_sheila_jackson_lees_district
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/13/OKeefe%20Video%20Exposes%20Voter%20Fraud-Friendly%20Policies%20in%20Vermont
http://www.americanclarion.com/4374/2012/03/15/crooked-democrats-block-voter-id-laws-cheat/
http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2008/10/dead-voters-still-registered-in-harris-county/
http://www.caller.com/news/2011/sep/07/george-parr-inherited-his-fathers-political/?print=1
http://www.wthr.com/story/17319669/ex-democrat-official-charged-in-indiana-petition-forgery
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/02/4-indiana-dems-charged-with-election-fraud-in-2008/
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/10/new-york-democrats-shield-election-rigging-convicted-felon
http://www.businessinsider.com/leaked-stratfor-emails-democrats-tampered-with-2008-election-2012-4#ixzz1sb1iMe3i
http://www.aim.org/special-report/the-lefts-national-vote-fraud-strategy-exposed/
http://townhall.com/columnists/kyleolson/2012/06/05/teachers_union_president_brags_about_pushing_walker_recall_in_schools
http://www.punditpress.com/2012/06/union-democrat-voter-fraud-explode-in.html
http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/29/mississippi-naacp-leader-sent-to-prison-for-10-counts-of-voter-fraud/
http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/09/05/vote-fraud-case-coming-from-east-arkansas
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/maryland-politics/post/maryland-democrat-quits-congressional-race-amid-vote-fraud-allegations/2012/09/10/d0ff9b1e-fb73-11e1-b2af-1f7d12fe907a_blog.html
http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/09/14/7_examples_that_show_voter_fraud_is_a_huge_problem
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/3-Council-Bluffs-Noncitizens-Charged-with-Voter-Fraud-170572526.html
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/25/voter-watchdog-group-claims-to-have-uncovered-absentee-ballot-fraud-in-florida/
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2012/09/the_sure_cure_for_voter_fraud.html
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/49955
http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/10/new-okeefe-video-obama-campaign-staffer-caught-helping-activist-vote-twice/


5 posted on 10/13/2012 6:19:26 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: AUJenn
Ya'll are really polite.

Kudos.

/johnny

6 posted on 10/13/2012 6:19:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: AUJenn

Do you know if he had actual absentee ballots with him? I’m asking, because I thought you had to request those from your county clerk’s office, at least that’s the way it is here.


7 posted on 10/13/2012 6:19:39 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: AUJenn

You are right to suspect something. This smells to me. The lesson is to ask anyone knocking on your door to show ID. Write their name & license number down and tell them you are doing this for your protection since you’ve had some strange people asking uncomfortable political questions.


8 posted on 10/13/2012 6:19:50 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: AUJenn
You should have asked the 20 year old what his DU screen name is.
9 posted on 10/13/2012 6:20:40 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: AUJenn
Probably actually zombies.

You must be on the lookout for zombies.

10 posted on 10/13/2012 6:21:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: AUJenn

Why not call the FL GOP headquarters and ask about it?


11 posted on 10/13/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: gorush

Very impressive.


12 posted on 10/13/2012 6:22:50 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mass55th

No, he didn’t have anything with him except a clip board. He seemed very legit to me, just going to people’s homes with Romney signs making sure they were going to vote. I am glad they were doing that. We had no outreach whatsoever in 2008 with McCain.

The guy asking to take our picture was just weird. Who would agree to that?


13 posted on 10/13/2012 6:24:10 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: demkicker
Write their name & license number down and tell them you are doing this for your protection since you’ve had some strange people asking uncomfortable political questions.

Or just do as the Spirit moves you.

Left index finger punching into a chest, with right hand hidden behind the back is VERY uncomfortable for some folks. They think you are hiding a firearm.

/johnny

14 posted on 10/13/2012 6:25:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RJS1950

15 posted on 10/13/2012 6:26:15 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: RJS1950

I fully believe the first man was from the state GOP.

The young guy asking to take our picture was just odd. It’s Game Day here in Tallahassee with FSU. Normally we would not even be home, but our kids have been sick so we weren’t going to the game. He came around 4:00 and the game was at 5:00, so a lot of folks are at the game. He parked his car in front of our house. The whole thing was just strange.


16 posted on 10/13/2012 6:27:20 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: AUJenn

You did the right thing. No way, no how a stranger is going to take a picture of me in my yard next to a political sign. Too many crazies out there.


17 posted on 10/13/2012 6:27:31 PM PDT by mplsconservative (A non-vote is a vote FOR 0bama.)
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To: AUJenn

2nd guy was casing your house to break in.


18 posted on 10/13/2012 6:31:11 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: AUJenn

You are right to be suspicious. Call your local GOP headquarters and tell them what happened and ask if this is something they are sponsoring. If not, just make a report to the police. They won’t do anything, but at least you will have it on record. And who knows if others have had similar experiences that might be on record. Do it while you remember the descriptions of the men who visited you.


19 posted on 10/13/2012 6:31:53 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: AUJenn

You’d be shocked at what people can get away with, provided they “look” legitimate, uniform, and yes, a clipboard.

One classic example was some fellows who pulled up to a 7-11 in a van and some kind of uniforms and said “We’re here to pick up the ATM”. No problem, the clerk even helped them load it up. Just sayin’.

Yeah, the whole thing sounds hinky. Don’t talk to pollsters on the telephone, either imo., ever. Think about this for a minute, how people are genuinely flattered when complete strangers ask intimate personal questions, and then sell this data, etc.

Nutty as hell.


20 posted on 10/13/2012 6:33:28 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: Lazamataz

Never forget rule #2.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 6:39:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: AUJenn

The house next to us is vacant, neighbor died over three years ago and heirs paid the mortgage until recently. Now trying to decide whether to sell or let it go back to the bank. A couple of weeks ago right at dusk two hispanic guys drive up and one jumps the padlocked gate. One neighbor called the Sheriffs Dept and hubby went down to check them out. Their story was they were from the bank, there to take pictures.

About that time the Sheriffs Dept showed up, talked to them for awhile and then waited until they left before leaving. We never did find out what they found out or why they let them leave/insisted that they leave. Anyway, neighbors believe it’s a scam that most people would believe.

No, not from the bank by the way. Mortgage is current right now, no foreclosure as yet.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 6:44:41 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: AUJenn

I’ve knocked on thousands of doors for GOP candidates over the years and I’ve NEVER heard anything remotely like that. Sounds like they may have tried to target you for something unsavory.


23 posted on 10/13/2012 6:46:31 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: AUJenn

“We all bundle! Puppy?”


24 posted on 10/13/2012 6:46:50 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: AUJenn

Could be as simple as strangers casing your house for burglary later. Or even an armed home invasion robbery. What better excuse for robbers to check if anyone is home and how old they are. They already know if you are a repub, you may have some valuables in house.


25 posted on 10/13/2012 6:53:39 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Please send more campaign cash to them.)
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To: AUJenn

I spent 6 hours today working for R and R in Ft Lauderdale FL. Your first visit sounds like what we were doing. Your second visit is from creepy town and id nothing that was sanctioned by the campaign.


26 posted on 10/13/2012 6:54:56 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: HereInTheHeartland

That is exactly what I told my husband. Hmm... take our picture, in front of our house...no thanks. Total stranger, no ID, no real information about what he was doing. That is why my husband quickly said ‘no thanks’ and shut the door. But we saw him ‘taking a picture’ of an older lady down the street next to her Obama sign. Weird.


27 posted on 10/13/2012 6:56:44 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: AUJenn

SWATing on November 6th.


28 posted on 10/13/2012 6:58:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: lovesdogs

I feel confident the first man was legit. He was professional, polite, didn’t ask any odd questions. Just said he was from the GOP and wanted to count on our vote and make sure we were going to be able to vote. We have a lot of older folks in the neighborhood who are perhaps unable to get to polling places, so maybe that’s what they were targeting. We are in our 30s with young kids so I am sure he was not expecting that.

The second young guy was just very strange.


29 posted on 10/13/2012 6:59:59 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: TaMoDee

hahahahahahahaha


30 posted on 10/13/2012 7:01:29 PM PDT by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: AUJenn

What is ODD....is that someone comes to the door of someone WITH A ROMNEY sign IN THEIR YARD...and asks THEM if THEY are going to vote....That, to me, is weird. People with signs in their yards are the most motivated.


31 posted on 10/13/2012 7:02:10 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: AUJenn

Hello! I live near a Mormon Temple. The first guy fits their bill 100%, the second guy, not so much.


32 posted on 10/13/2012 7:05:22 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: goodnesswins

In the states where most people now vote early/absentee, both parties are now canvassing all their registered voters to try to get them to vote early. Both parties spent the summer canvassing the Independents to try to determine if they lean R or D.

The Dems have early voting down to a science and it has made the difference for them in many elections.


33 posted on 10/13/2012 7:10:10 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Duchess47

They were probably going to check to see if there was any copper tubing that they could rip off, or find anything else they could cart away. I’m surprised the sheriff let them go. Hopefully he made them show ID and made note of their names for future reference, plus also checked to see if there were any outstanding warrants on them. They were there to commit a crime, nothing more.


34 posted on 10/13/2012 7:13:58 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: AUJenn

I would not trust someone offering absentee ballots door to door. More likely trying to disenfranchise you by having you fill out the ballot and then dump it, not mail it in, preventing a vote against Obama.
The door to door election study is likely a scam. I’ve received phone surveys several times for my view on the election. I’ve been in focus groups by colleges for political opinions. In all cases, such as stopped in the mall, started with “I’m XYZ, with such and such university, and we are doing a political survey of likely voters, would you like to participate.” No one has come to my door, and it certainly wouldn’t be an “election study” without a clear and up front statement of the credentials. I deliberately join these surveys to ensure that Republicans are represented and even took follow up surveys specifically for Republicans. All surveys started with the person’s name, here’s my supervising professor, I go to this school.
I think you’re getting targeted because of the Romney sign.


35 posted on 10/13/2012 7:16:11 PM PDT by tbw2
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I did door-to-door today, too. I already had the names and addresses of registered voters. People were very willing to tell me who they planned to vote for, which surprised me.

However, I don’t think I would be willing to tell anyone who I voted for if they already had my name and address. Who knows what the leftists will do with this info if Obama is “reelected”?


36 posted on 10/13/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: AUJenn

I had a young woman come to my door regarding absentee ballots. I told her I didn’t like them & thought people should go to the polls to vote. She left.


37 posted on 10/13/2012 7:17:18 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AUJenn

To use the photo with minimal legal liability, he should have had people signing permission forms before taking the photos.


38 posted on 10/13/2012 7:21:51 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: mass55th

That’s what we believe. Our Sheriff’s Dept is not into any extra work unless absolutely necessary.

Hopefully, they won’t try this block again. Hubby met them with a riot shotgun.


39 posted on 10/13/2012 7:23:22 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: AUJenn

I wouldn’t open the door to strangers — you never know whether it’s real, voter fraud, or a robbery attempt using election as an excuse to get into your house.

I would make sure to vote, but wouldn’t even open the door to talk to anyone.


40 posted on 10/13/2012 7:27:18 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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“......making sure everyone was familiar with voting precincts and offering absentee ballots......”
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Nothing wrong with this if he was offering APPLICATIONS for absentee ballots for you to send to your local board of elections. If he was offering actual absentee ballots, it was some sort of scam or attempt to make you think you had already voted and trick you into not going to the polls on election day.

I suspect you meant he was offering to give you the APPLICATION forms. If so, he was legit.


41 posted on 10/13/2012 7:29:05 PM PDT by House Atreides
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“Do you know if he had actual absentee ballots with him?”

I certainly wouldn’t hand some stranger my filled out absentee ballot — you don’t know whether they will throw it away, or vote for Obama using your ballot.


42 posted on 10/13/2012 7:30:32 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: mass55th; AUJenn

I meant I wouldn’t hand them my signed request for absentee ballot.


43 posted on 10/13/2012 7:31:37 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: AUJenn

Josh Thompson said it best:

“Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun And you might meet ‘em both if you show up here not welcome son”

Just because there is an upcoming election, that doesn’t mean strangers are now allowed to trespass on private property. If they want to make appointments for their visits, fine, but do not show up unannounced.


44 posted on 10/13/2012 8:05:17 PM PDT by wrench
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To: TaMoDee

“We alllll bunnn-dle.” chorus Obama’s minions.


45 posted on 10/13/2012 8:12:17 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“right hand hidden behind the back is VERY uncomfortable for some folks. They think you are hiding a firearm.”

I am.

Oh, and I won’t be poking them in the chest.


46 posted on 10/13/2012 8:15:09 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: gorush

if anyone like this comes to your house ask for THEIR photo and ID before even talking to them


47 posted on 10/13/2012 8:48:20 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: gorush

if anyone like this comes to your house ask for THEIR photo and ID before even talking to them


48 posted on 10/13/2012 8:48:35 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: AUJenn

I have been going door to door in Virginia for the GOP. (Obama Must Be Defeated!)

They send me out with a clipboard, with a list of specific addresses to knock on - mostly solid republicans, and several already have signs out.

They give me registration forms and forms to request absentee ballots. I ask if the folks need or want these.

So the first guy seems perfectly legit.

The second one was an off the wall request that I’ve never heard of. Report for a school project? Collecting images for use in ads? Whatever, it creeps me out too.


49 posted on 10/13/2012 8:58:15 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Wage Slave
I would be more concerned if Romney wins. The black community has already on several occasions threatened to riot if Obama is not reelected.
50 posted on 10/13/2012 9:10:09 PM PDT by dglang
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