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High Court Ruling Energizes GOP (Gov. Romney now has 23% black support in Georgia!)
Georgia Public Broadcasting ^ | June 29, 2012 | Jeanne Bonner

Posted on 06/29/2012 6:12:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Pres. Obama’s healthcare law is mobilizing Georgia Republicans. Fundraising and volunteer activity spiked on Thursday, and a new state poll shows the lead of GOP presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, is widening.

For Georgia Republicans, the ruling means one thing: electing Romney is the only way to repeal the law.

State GOP officials say donations surged upon news of the ruling, and volunteers are flooding the party’s Web site.

Mark Rountree is Georgia-based Republican strategist and pollster. His firm, Landmark Communications in conjunction with Rosetta Stone, conducted a poll Thursday that shows Romney capturing 52 percent of the Georgia vote. That’s a ten-point lead over Obama – his biggest lead to date.

Rountree says it’s notable because Democrats once thought Georgia could be in play.

“It’s galvanizing," he said. "There’s no simpler way to put it. If Romney had to have a series of political events happen for him, they’re happening for him.”

Twenty-three percent of black voters polled said they planned to vote for Romney. Rountree says that’s the strongest support from black Georgians for a GOP candidate in modern history.

"If those numbers hold, and they may not, that would be sea change in Georgia," he said.

Georgia Republicans up until now have been lukewarm to Romney. Newt Gingrich won the state’s primary before leaving the race, and Gov. Nathan Deal only recently endorsed Romney.

But Georgia GOP spokesman Chris Kelleher says Republicans now see unseating Mr. Obama as the only way to repeal the healthcare law.

“We have a volunteer signup on our Web site and we got more submissions yesterday than we got in the previous month combined," he said. "I would say that sort of awoke the sleeping giant. We’ve got a lot of party members whose sights are now set on November because we gotta win now.”

Georgia Democrats said the ruling had a smaller impact, largely because it was a win for Mr. Obama. But nonetheless they say they feel vindicated by the decision. Kristin Oblander, who runs the Oblander Group, a political fundraising firm in Atlanta, says she's seeing a surge of enthusiasm.

"I have not seen a level of excitement this high since the '08 election," Oblander said.

The Supreme Court upheld Obama’s Affordable Care Act in an historic 5-4 decision. The ruling maens 123,000 young Georgians who gained health insurance under their parent’s plans due to the law will now be able to keep it. The decision also leaves in place the so-called individual mandate. It requires Georgia’s nearly 2 million uninsured residents to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: georgia; obama; obamacare; romney
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"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." ~Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.
1 posted on 06/29/2012 6:12:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great God in heaven - may yesterday’s vote be the final straw thats breaks the welfare state’s back.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 6:15:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I SO hope that’s the case here.

I’m watching Sarah Palin on Hannity... she is far more polished than ever before (has she undergone some intensive media training?), lay out in very succinct terms how nefarious this whole scenario is.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 6:18:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama could be caught raping a 1 year old on the front lawn of the white house high on meth...

And he would still get 80%+ of the black vote.

And the MSM would still cover for him.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 6:18:38 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

ROMNEYCARE = OBAMACARE = STATISM


5 posted on 06/29/2012 6:18:44 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: skeeter
Great God in heaven - may yesterday’s vote be the final straw thats breaks the welfare state’s back.

Please let it be so...

6 posted on 06/29/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Diogenesis

What no cartoon?


7 posted on 06/29/2012 6:22:49 PM PDT by WKB (There are too many coincidences in this world...... for this world to be a coincidence.)
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To: ScottinVA

Everyone should see the interview she just did on Hannity she hit the ball out of the park! She also called Pelosi a “Dingbat” LOL Sarah was far too kind I have better words to describe Pelosi but I can’t repeat them on this site


8 posted on 06/29/2012 6:23:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ScottinVA

Her best line of the interview is that Pelosi is a ding bat and the perfect spokesperson for the Obama Administration.


9 posted on 06/29/2012 6:25:21 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was on the fence about voting at all this year as i dont like either of these guys. I’m now very motivated to vote for Romney. Hopefully there’s a lot more out there like me.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 6:25:27 PM PDT by Jim Pelosi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
23% black support in Georgia!

Hard to believe that a northern cracker would get this much black support. Mayhap black people are beginning to see the light. Now if all the white guilt folks would see the same light, Obama would lose in a landslide.

11 posted on 06/29/2012 6:25:44 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excuse my French, but you liberals really are stupid. This 23% of blacks going to Romney is just another example of the real world in action.

I’ll put it another way for you dummies: there is no free lunch. See Albert Einstein.


12 posted on 06/29/2012 6:26:55 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"This is a Big ****ing Deal!!"


13 posted on 06/29/2012 6:26:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There will be hell to pay!...I guess the whack left forgot what happened in those mid-term elections. The beating will be worse!


14 posted on 06/29/2012 6:28:01 PM PDT by Route395
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ido hope so, but with the the MSM cheerleading and the Healthcare.gov ads, I am scared the public may start liking the law.


15 posted on 06/29/2012 6:28:38 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I realize that it’s difficult for Republicans to understand this, but even most blacks (or at least a large minority of them) have GREAT HEALTH CARE and the last thing they want is to lose it.

Now, of course, it would take Republicans to point that out to them...so don’t hope too hard that it becomes a campaign issue this fall.


16 posted on 06/29/2012 6:32:07 PM PDT by BobL
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To: hecht

The MSM can follow this rabbit right into the snake hole. Obama has no recourse and has been handed a Rook he cannot bid.


17 posted on 06/29/2012 6:32:16 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This Democratic Party of today is filled with extremists that have gone off the reservation. Romney resembles what the democratic party was 20 years ago. There is no compromise with these wing nuts! Pelosi, Reid, Obama ect. Obama stands there smiling like some kindly uncle. In reality he’s a Chicago street thug.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 6:32:40 PM PDT by Route395
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To: doc1019

Was behind a car today, black driver, with an Obama/Biden sticker from 2008 (was faded etc) and someone had tried to take it off (and gave up after about 30% removed). I found it a rather encouraging sight.


19 posted on 06/29/2012 6:34:36 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Route395
Atlanta has a large Upper Middle Class Black Voters.

I am sure they understand what happenned

20 posted on 06/29/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: visualops

To survive in their neighborhood, they had to leave that sticker on. The voting booth will be the final bumper sticker. IMHO


21 posted on 06/29/2012 6:38:25 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Have you also noticed how much more polished her interviewing skills are? I’m very impressed!!


22 posted on 06/29/2012 6:38:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Have you also noticed how much more polished her interviewing skills are? I’m very impressed!!


23 posted on 06/29/2012 6:38:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: mylife

24 posted on 06/29/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: ScottinVA

VERY IMPRESSED..of course Im biased I always thought she gave good interviews but yes recently they have gotten even better..she is on her “A” game, she is not afraid to say whats on her mind, she isn’t shackled by McCain’s cronies anymore..LOL Pelosi a dingbat, it literally took 5 seconds for that quote to be all over twitter


25 posted on 06/29/2012 6:40:30 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moving from the socialist Romney to the socialist Obama because of this court opinion makes about as much sense as a bimbo moving from John Edwards to Bill Clinton because she found out Edwards was unfaithful.


26 posted on 06/29/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Liberty. What a concept. TomHoefling.com)
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To: Diogenesis
Romney cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

ROMNEYCARE = OBAMACARE = STATISM

Get over it already Diogenesis...we are so past that way of thinking.

27 posted on 06/29/2012 6:47:08 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoops. Got ‘em backwards. It’s so hard to tell them apart...

Moving from the socialist Obama to the socialist Romney because of this court opinion makes about as much sense as a bimbo moving from John Edwards to Bill Clinton because she found out Edwards was unfaithful.


28 posted on 06/29/2012 6:47:22 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Liberty. What a concept. TomHoefling.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see how the polls look once Obozo starts running campaign ads featuring Romney endorsing RomneyCare and the individual mandate.


29 posted on 06/29/2012 6:52:35 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: hecht

“I am scared the public may start liking the law.”

The sheeple liked the law that gave them something for free - now they’re finding out it’s gonna cost them.


30 posted on 06/29/2012 6:56:27 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: ScottinVA

has she undergone some intensive media training?

I believe her college degree was a bachelor’s in communications with an emphasis in journalism. That’s a good start :)


31 posted on 06/29/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT by ak267
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To: 2banana

I agree. Obama will get no less than 94% of the black vote in November. I see it in election after election, I see it at the workplace, I see it everywhere: racial solidarity trumps all else with blacks today (well 94% of them).


32 posted on 06/29/2012 7:03:31 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." ~Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.

Not to be pedantic, but what the heck:

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is portrayed at the very end of the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!, and in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor, as saying after his attack on Pearl Harbor, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."[1] The supposed quotation was abbreviated in the film Pearl Harbor (2001), where it merely read, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant."

The line serves as a dramatic ending to the depiction of the attack, but it has yet to be verified that Yamamoto ever said this (although it may well have encapsulated many of his real feelings about the attack). Neither At Dawn We Slept, the definitive history of the Pearl Harbor attack by Gordon Prange, nor The Reluctant Admiral, the definitive biography of Yamamoto in English by Hiroyuki Agawa, contains the line.

Randall Wallace, the screenwriter of Pearl Harbor, readily admitted that he copied the line from Tora! Tora! Tora! The director of Tora! Tora! Tora!, Richard Fleischer, stated that while Yamamoto may never have said those words, the film's producer, Elmo Williams, had found the line written in Yamamoto's diary. Williams, in turn, has stated that Larry Forrester, the screenwriter, found a 1943 letter from Yamamoto to the Admiralty in Tokyo containing the quotation. However, Forrester cannot produce the letter, nor can anyone else, American or Japanese, recall or find it.


33 posted on 06/29/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Irish Eyes

They cannot make the connection that Romney has put forth that it is UP TO EACH STATE what they want. Mass, wanted that particular health care for Mass. So they got it. Its for them, and no other state. They got it, and they can suffer it. BUT, having said that, it is far easier for a state to dismantle such than it is for all the states to dismantle a national case.

Romney needs to shout that from the roof tops.


34 posted on 06/29/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT by crz
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To: 2banana

And he would still get 80%+ of the black vote.
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I’ll be thrilled if he gets 80% of the Black vote. He, and all Dems, always get 95% of the Black vote. 80% is a “Thank You Jesus” percentage.


35 posted on 06/29/2012 7:18:16 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Jim Pelosi

Hopefully there’s a lot more out there like me.
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Trust me; there is.


36 posted on 06/29/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Windcatcher
Well. In 2004 Bush got 16% of the Black vote in Ohio. Arguably, gave him the election. The generation that was bought and stayed bought, in the 1930's, is just about all dead, thank goodness. Younger Blacks have had a little different experience.

Only the 'rat patronage is the same.

37 posted on 06/29/2012 7:20:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Irish Eyes
Diogenesis has an unfortunate mental problem: obsessive -compulsive a-hole disorder. Just try to ignore him.
38 posted on 06/29/2012 7:23:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I don’t dispute your numbers. Had Bush been running against a black candidate, however, I think the 94% value is more likely. It happens in Philly in every single election—94% is the floor, with 97% more typical. I’ve seen it as high as 99%. In my experience, no voting bloc is more racist (or could possibly be, given that the maximum is 100%).


39 posted on 06/29/2012 7:27:54 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Zhang Fei
"The line serves as a dramatic ending to the depiction of the attack, but it has yet to be verified that Yamamoto ever said this (although it may well have encapsulated many of his real feelings about the attack)."

I think that may be exactly what he thought, especially in light of the Japanese declaration of war being delayed (even though the US decrypted it prior to the attack).

He had studied in the US, and had some knowledge of the people of the day, and he knew that the perception of a sneak attack would galvanize the US people. Combined with the industrial capacity of the US and a total war attitude engendered by Pearl Harbor, I think he saw the proverbial writing on the wall.

Historically, a Republic (or Ancient Greek democracy) gathered in common cause behind a course of action--such as war--is a fearsome sight to behold.

40 posted on 06/29/2012 7:28:18 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: ScottinVA
I’m watching Sarah Palin on Hannity... she is far more polished than ever before (has she undergone some intensive media training?), lay out in very succinct terms how nefarious this whole scenario is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1CgAAfvrK4

41 posted on 06/29/2012 7:37:50 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been saying this since the ruling yesterday, Nov. 2010 is going to be a cakewalk for the Dems compared to what’s going to happen to them Nov. 2012.


42 posted on 06/29/2012 7:41:43 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Diogenesis
It's PUT UP or SHUT UP TIME

Be realistic my dear FRiend, this is a fight for freedom.. I would have preferred a much more Conservative candidate, but it is what it is..

It's PUT UP or SHUT UP TIME


43 posted on 06/29/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT by carlo3b (Home, is where the heart is..)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
He, and all Dems, always get 95% of the Black vote. 80% is a “Thank You Jesus” percentage.

LOL! Amen!

44 posted on 06/29/2012 7:46:58 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: visualops

In 2008 people voted for Obama to prove they weren’t racist. In 2012 the need to vote against Obama to prove they are not an idiot!


45 posted on 06/29/2012 7:56:01 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Under Romney's Governorship, MA. was the birthplace of gay marriage & socialized medicine in America)
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To: visualops

In 2008 people voted for Obama to prove they weren’t racist. In 2012 they need to vote against Obama to prove they are not an idiot!


46 posted on 06/29/2012 7:56:44 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Under Romney's Governorship, MA. was the birthplace of gay marriage & socialized medicine in America)
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To: 2banana

In many states, such as where I live currently (Mississippi) which have a large black population, it won’t help him a bit. He will NOT win here.


47 posted on 06/29/2012 8:00:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: EternalVigilance

Shouldn’t you add a disclaimer to your posts on threads like these letting others know you are running against both Gov. Romney and Mr. Obama? Just sayin’!


48 posted on 06/29/2012 8:06:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

23%? That’s amazing!


49 posted on 06/29/2012 8:15:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: 2banana
Obama could be caught raping a 1 year old on the front lawn of the white house high on meth...

And he would still get 80%+ of the black vote.

However, no Democrat can win a nationwide election with less than 90% of the black vote.

50 posted on 06/29/2012 9:10:24 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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