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Palin: Stop gloating over last night’s primaries, establishment Republicans
Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2014 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/07/2014 6:49:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

C’mon. RINOs can’t do a little high-fiving after their guy (who’s not much of a RINO, by the way) pulled off a big win in North Carolina? Granted, granted, some of the celebrating is excessive, but let’s be real. If Ben Sasse nukes Shane Osborn next week and then Matt Bevin upsets Mitch McConnell, there’ll be fireworks lit throughout tea-party America. Why wouldn’t there be?

Her full statement is at the first link above, but here’s the meat of it:

"Congratulations to candidates in yesterday’s small pool of state primary elections who will now move on to their respective general elections. Now, knock off the gloating. The GOP establishment must ratchet any kind of arrogance way down and get in touch with independent, constitutional conservatives who build the base of the party. They do the thankless work to put boots on the ground for your campaigns, and they show up to vote if you give us good reason to vote. Anything less and we will not secure victory for America this fall.

Surely, politicians and high paid D.C. consultants, you realize we all need to work together after these valuable competitive primaries that offer good debate and clear awareness of candidates’ positions, right? It’s extremely off-putting to witness post-primary smugness. Well-funded campaigns that rub a victory in the face of primary challengers’ supporters sure don’t endear the winning campaign to voters who are beyond tired of the selfish political games that have gotten the country into the mess we’re in. Your gloating causes apathy, if not downright disgust, among concerned citizens who want to remind you: “It’s not about you.”

You’re perpetuating an “us versus them” mentality with this gloating. That does our cause of defending our republic and all our freedoms and opportunities no good. Are we not on the same side, standing firm on all platform planks that empower the people instead of growing government? The people you’re mocking comprise the base of your own party, remember? To paraphrase the great Ronald Reagan: Rein it in and humbly learn how much we can accomplish together for America when we don’t care who gets the credit."

I dunno. If I were an amnesty shill, I’d be hugging every illegal in sight this morning to celebrate Renee Ellmers’s victory in NC-2. Pop the champagne, Mark Zuckerberg! Reform is coming. But seriously — there is, most assuredly, an “us versus them” mentality between donor-class Republicans and grassroots conservatives, and it goes both ways. There wouldn’t be a tea party without it. How many posts have I written this year alone about Boehner strategizing to stab the base in the back on immigration? The donor class is socially moderate, supports big business and government cronyism as needed, is very much unwilling to tolerate shutdowns or debt-ceiling standoffs even in a noble cause, and of course is proudly pro-amnesty. Grassroots righties are socially conservative, disdain cronyism, are willing to stand on principle even it hurts the party or the economy in the short term, and oppose amnesty. (Foreign policy is more of a muddle.) The two sides agree broadly on lowering taxes and deregulation; that’s the linchpin for the whole coalition, but it’s a cold peace maintained by sides that see each other as culturally and philosophically suspect. You’re bound to see that on display to some extent after contested primaries. Again, imagine the roars of exultation on the right if Bevin beats McConnell. QED.

If you want to tweak a gloating RINO today, Molly Ball, Matt Lewis, and Dave Weigel have a better way to do it: Remind them that, thanks to the tea party, even the “establishment” candidates are more conservative than they used to be. The entire center of gravity in the party has moved right — not so far right that congressional Republicans are willing to hit the debt ceiling but sufficiently far right that Boehner feels he now has no choice but to appoint a select committee on Benghazi. Tea partiers aren’t where they want to be with their representation inside the Beltway, but they’ve made undeniable progress. That’s a reason for even righties to celebrate today.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: gop; palin; palinwasright; republicans; sarahpalin; teaparty; uniparty

1 posted on 05/07/2014 6:49:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They never fight so hard against leftists and Democrats


2 posted on 05/07/2014 6:49:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

“Congeniality,” thah knows.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 6:51:06 PM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll bet the gloaters are wondering why I never answer the phone. Caller I.D.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 6:51:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; RKBA Democrat; xzins; cotton1706; onyx; Finny; Norm Lenhart; TADSLOS; ...
Ping to Sarah's Awesome List!

When the GOP's and Democrat's powers Combine.

They are: "The Uniparty"!!!


5 posted on 05/07/2014 6:53:19 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Bump


6 posted on 05/07/2014 6:54:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL; bobby.223
Sarah Supports F.R.

You can too!

Donate Please!


7 posted on 05/07/2014 6:55:31 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I sure hope she’s right. The amnesty republicans increased their power in these elections.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The entire center of gravity in the party has moved right...
That's simply not true.
9 posted on 05/07/2014 6:57:50 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: GeronL; KC_Lion

Bumpity bump to both of y’alls excellent points!!


10 posted on 05/07/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Ben Sasse nukes Shane Osborn


Not if, but when.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Clay Aiken beats Ellmers and Grimes makes the McConnell race more competitive it makes amnesty less likely.

The RINOs and Priebus are insane but I think they at least want to win the senate in 2014.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 7:00:59 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why doesn’t Sarah Palin go back into politics and really take the hits? I’m sorry, and I know she has children and family and she may have thought she was protecting them by just becoming a cult media personality, but she really needs to put up or shut up herself.

I’m sick of these “conservative pundits” with no skin in the game telling people who to vote for. That’s why we lose elections.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 7:04:02 PM PDT by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I used to give what I could to the Republican Party, but now I hang up. People who want my vote and money can show a little respect.


14 posted on 05/07/2014 7:04:14 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tillis, like Cornyn, won by just single digits.
That ain’t something for the GOPe to be celebrating about a primary.


15 posted on 05/07/2014 7:04:40 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recall how the GOPe partisans gloated and taunted us Reaganites at the 1976 RNC after Gerald Ford narrowly beat out Reagan for the presidential nomination. The president’s son Jack even celebrated by going onto the mezzanine and dumping a bag of confetti on the pro-Reagan Texas delegation, which was seated below. Come November, they probably weren’t in such a gloating mood.


16 posted on 05/07/2014 7:06:02 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Yeah, how’d that work out for them? LOL


17 posted on 05/07/2014 7:08:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Linda Frances

I pray and hope you r right!


18 posted on 05/07/2014 7:10:18 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: livius

We’re losing elections because we are trying ton be like Democrats. That is the GOP Establishment at work. They are losers.

Palin is conservative. We need to be listening to her.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 7:13:23 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: GeronL

The establishment won... America lost....


20 posted on 05/07/2014 7:15:01 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well they lost my vote to a third party candidate-ANY THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE!


21 posted on 05/07/2014 7:16:41 PM PDT by nomad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

https://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10152410312068588

there is the Palin essay

C’mon now, guys. This gloating among establishment Republicans calls for the same reprimand we parents offer 12-year-olds who scuffle on the playground. I often remind my young daughter, especially, after her ball games, of the importance of being considerate and gracious in both victory and defeat.

Congratulations to candidates in yesterday’s small pool of state primary elections who will now move on to their respective general elections. Now, knock off the gloating. The GOP establishment must ratchet any kind of arrogance way down and get in touch with independent, constitutional conservatives who build the base of the party. They do the thankless work to put boots on the ground for your campaigns, and they show up to vote if you give us good reason to vote. Anything less and we will not secure victory for America this fall.

Surely, politicians and high paid D.C. consultants, you realize we all need to work together after these valuable competitive primaries that offer good debate and clear awareness of candidates’ positions, right? It’s extremely off-putting to witness post-primary smugness. Well-funded campaigns that rub a victory in the face of primary challengers’ supporters sure don’t endear the winning campaign to voters who are beyond tired of the selfish political games that have gotten the country into the mess we’re in. Your gloating causes apathy, if not downright disgust, among concerned citizens who want to remind you: “It’s not about you.”

You’re perpetuating an “us versus them” mentality with this gloating. That does our cause of defending our republic and all our freedoms and opportunities no good. Are we not on the same side, standing firm on all platform planks that empower the people instead of growing government? The people you’re mocking comprise the base of your own party, remember? To paraphrase the great Ronald Reagan: Rein it in and humbly learn how much we can accomplish together for America when we don’t care who gets the credit.

Bottom line: Politicos, more friends are needed leading up to the general election. Poking potential friends in the eye doesn’t earn the allies needed to win.

Piper and her schoolgirl friends would tell you as much.

Read more on this here:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/05/06/Establishment-Gloats-After-Primary-Victories

- Sarah Palin


22 posted on 05/07/2014 7:16:48 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: Breto

Very true


23 posted on 05/07/2014 7:30:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: KC_Lion

KC_Lion, when the dems and rinos combine, they not only get
Uniparty, but they uppity.


24 posted on 05/07/2014 7:36:18 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Fiji Hill

“I recall how the GOPe partisans gloated and taunted us Reaganites at the 1976 RNC after Gerald Ford narrowly beat out Reagan “

I remember how the idiot right wing celebrated Paul Simon beating republican Chuck Percy in 1984.

30 years later we still have not gotten that seat back, ever.

Nice job right wing. 30 years of Paul Simon and Dick Durbin with Durbin a heavy favorite to make it 36 years.

And I don’t mean they celebrated. They literally cried tears of joy.

And Percy was a decent man.


25 posted on 05/07/2014 9:09:14 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue
Percy was a decent man

He was. So are John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Boehner, Thad Cochran and Karl Rove.

26 posted on 05/07/2014 10:09:51 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Renee Ellmers’ district is very Republican. Clay Aiken's race is still too close to call. Although he will probably prevail, his celebrity status was not enough to give him a clear win in the Democratic primary. I think Renee Ellmer’s will prevail.
27 posted on 05/08/2014 12:55:01 AM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: Bryan24
That is the GOP Establishment at work. They are losers.

They are losers. And their was a great post yesterday about a book called "Takeover" and the line that caught my eye was this....

"As I set out in my new book TAKEOVER, what made the New Right different from the Old Right was not ideology; what distinguished the New Right from the Old Right was that we were operationally different, and this applies to the Tea Party today. The Old Right had become defeatist; they were used to showing up and getting beat two to one and then retiring from the fight until the next vote.However, in the same situation, those in the New Right (and the Tea Party) would cinch up their belts, organize, call meetings, develop plans, and send out a couple million letters explaining why the way to win the next battle was to defeat those who voted wrong—be they Democrats or Republicans—and keep pushing forward toward our goal of having conservatives govern America. "

A friend and I were discussing how Tea Party Types got their heads handed to them, and the E-GOP is out to destroy us, and what is the magical technology or operational methods for us to assure victory.

We didn't have an answer, and if we did we would be the Consultant making big bucks. But the point of the Quote is the OLD GOP is Defeatist, they got some sort of Munchhausen by Proxy thingee going on in their head, and quite frankly I am tired of it Buck up and get-r-done, Stop examining your Navel.

On the other hand Tea-Party types maybe licking their wounds too, but like that quote notes we are adapting, innovating and overcoming. Where as IMHP the E-GOP is inept, dislocated, and overcome. I asked my friend, is this what Washington felt like getting his butt handed to him, battle after battle? Where is our metaphorical Battle of Trenton with the E-GOP? I don't know, but Conservatives are Soldiering on, regardless of the Establishment.

The question begs, when do we get tired of fighting to regain Reagan's Turf within the GOP and realize that shell is not worth saving and we go out on our own. I am ready, I have had enough, I am waiting for the day when we have no other options and Sarah, Levin, Sarah, Hannity etc cut the ropes and free ourselves from their mooring...

28 posted on 05/08/2014 4:27:56 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tillis isn’t a RINO at all and Brannon was potentially a very poor candidate.


29 posted on 05/09/2014 1:08:38 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: taildragger
Congratulations on winning a primary, but for some strange reason your candidate for President failed to win the last 2 times with the public. Easy to win gerrymandered senate and house seats, but not so easy to hide your candidates squishiness from the public at large.
30 posted on 05/29/2014 10:45:08 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, because she doesn’t gloat.

I hate RINOs but people need to wake up and realize Palin is a fool.


31 posted on 05/29/2014 10:46:31 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Sam Gamgee

all true and I agree... but how do you gerrymander a Senate seat?


32 posted on 05/29/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: taildragger
The question begs, when do we get tired of fighting to regain Reagan's Turf within the GOP and realize that shell is not worth saving and we go out on our own. I am ready, I have had enough, I am waiting for the day when we have no other options and Sarah, Levin, Sarah, Hannity etc cut the ropes and free ourselves from their mooring...

Texas Tea Partiers don't need to wait on Sarah and the others...we've already cut the ropes, and have just about taken over Texas.

Mitch McConnell will soon learn first hand what "Pyrrhic victory" means. He made a strategic blunder via his comments regarding "crushing the Tea Party." Grimes received over 100,000 more votes in the primary than Mitch, and there won't be enough Bevin voters to make up the difference in November.

Turnabout is fair play: GOPe did not go out of their way to help Tea Party candidates in the general election. Ironic that they're expecting us to blindly support the candidates who won in the primaries.

33 posted on 05/29/2014 10:54:07 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: GeronL

my bad


34 posted on 05/29/2014 10:56:20 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Sam Gamgee

Not that I wouldn’t like to know, you know, just in case


35 posted on 05/29/2014 10:57:00 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Wow.


36 posted on 05/29/2014 11:06:12 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Powerful women not your cup of tea?


37 posted on 05/29/2014 11:07:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s not powerful just because she talks a lot.


38 posted on 05/29/2014 11:09:00 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans; onyx; KC_Lion; laplata; Morgana; ansel12; bicyclerepair; miss marmelstein; ...

>>”She’s not powerful just because she talks a lot.”<<

Yeah, okay:

Poll Shows Ernst Claiming Lead in U.S. Senate Primary (The Sarah Palin factor!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3143068/posts

If not Hillary Clinton, then Sarah Palin for 2016, poll shows
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3139341/posts

Poll: Sarah Palin tops list of women Americans want to run for president
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138615/posts

“If Obamacare Dies, Sarah Palin Killed It”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3147430/posts

Palin leads the GOP field in latest polling data
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3117976/posts

McCain has only himself to blame for Cruz being in Senate (Palin “most powerful female politician”)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3023635/posts

McCain On Palin: ‘She Excited Our Base’ In A Way I Couldn’t
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3049774/posts


39 posted on 05/29/2014 11:45:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tell it like it is, 2ndDivisionVet!

She talks good sense and I always listen to her. I love strong women of conservative bent. I hope one day she again runs for office. She’s still the most talented politician in the country.


40 posted on 05/29/2014 12:10:06 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you want to believe she’s powerful then that’s fine. Some people can’t be helped. I however don’t worship at the church of Palin. She’s a dolt.


41 posted on 05/29/2014 12:13:27 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Explain to me how a "dolt" becomes a city councilwoman, mayor, head of the state mayor's association, state energy chairwoman, governor and major party vice presidential nominee without a husband, uncle, father or other relative smoothing the way? What have you done that comes close? Are you a dolt?

And I "worship" a Jewish Tradesman, His Father and the Holy Spirit. PERIOD.

42 posted on 05/29/2014 12:18:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All I can say is if Sarah offers you some Kool-Aid in a jungle I wouldn’t drink it if I were you.


43 posted on 05/29/2014 1:38:36 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

When you grow up, you should start paying attention to politics.


44 posted on 05/29/2014 6:12:39 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Wow.


45 posted on 05/29/2014 8:35:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow.

Just an entirely new dimension in PDS.
46 posted on 05/29/2014 8:41:33 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: livius
but she really needs to put up or shut up herself...

As should you.

47 posted on 06/01/2014 4:19:03 PM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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