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Is this vote buying?
1 posted on 08/20/2006 10:25:19 AM PDT by SLB
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To: SLB
Democrats buy votes - with YOUR money.

(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo!)

2 posted on 08/20/2006 10:26:48 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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And another post on conservative Free Republic: “You can fuel all of the people some of the time, and you can fuel some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fuel all of the people all of the time.”

Gawd, that's post of the year.

3 posted on 08/20/2006 10:30:13 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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It was done by a democRAT, so no, it wasn't a violation no matter what the rules might say. /s

Lewis should be able to hit this one out of the park, however. The approach should be "Gas price? yeah. let's talk about that. Which party has stonewalled an Energy bill that would actually accomplish something? Who stands in the way of much-needed refinery capacity? Need I mention ANWR? Which party pushes for an ever-changing crazy-quilt of formulations? Which party empowers leaders like Chavez to wreak havoc on the supply side? Let's talk about Weaver's ability to buck his party when legislation comes up again. The real answer is that unless Weaver increases your taxes by dollars to give you a rebate of pennies, there is little that a democRAT is willing or able to do against the wishes of the special interests that have a stranglehold on their party."

5 posted on 08/20/2006 10:35:18 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher - the anti-Crist [FL Governor, 2006 primary])
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Here's a better question... Is he dipping into the campaign money for personal gain? Where exactly did the $1510 come from, where did it go to, and is it considered a "campaign expense"?

The $1510 covered the difference between the $1.20/gallon price, and the normal price of approx $3/gal for each sale. But the deep-discount $1.20/gallon price likely attracted much heavier buying on that day than on similar days. In other words, the $1510 was a subsidy to increase that day's profitability.

So... did he use campaign money in a way that directly made his business more profitable?


6 posted on 08/20/2006 10:44:10 AM PDT by sanchmo (If we wish to learn what was going on in Europe in 1938, just look around - V.D. Hanson)
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In response, Lewis has asked the U.S. Attorney’s office to investigate the event as vote buying.

What a moron!

Not only is that the dumbest way to respond politically. What kind of "conservative" runs to get the Feds involved? Judging by what little is here, I hope he loses.

7 posted on 08/20/2006 10:44:31 AM PDT by AlexandriaDuke (Conservatives want freedom. Republicans want power.)
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You can fuel all of the people some of the time, and you can fuel some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fuel all of the people all of the time.

ROTFL!   Anybody know which Freeper came up with this gem?

8 posted on 08/20/2006 11:11:01 AM PDT by jigsaw (God Bless Our Wonderful Troops.)
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Actually, he could face charges. In most states, there are laws about how low you charge for gas, no to mention the possible contract violations.


9 posted on 08/20/2006 11:16:21 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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Bread and circus!
10 posted on 08/20/2006 12:00:05 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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Sounds like it to me, or dangerously close.


11 posted on 08/20/2006 12:14:29 PM PDT by Fudd Fan ("The purpose of the UN is to ensure that the U.S. never wins another war." -HonestConservative)
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I read down to the part where it mentioned larry sabato, and then I knew the whole thing was BS. That guy shouldn't be teaching poly sci at a juco, much less appearing on TV as an "expert".


12 posted on 08/20/2006 12:26:55 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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Well, yeah, but don't expect any Republican to do anything about it. Someone might call them mean-spirited or something.

It's always preferable to bend over and take it up the chute.

Appeasement doesn't work against terrorists and it doesn't work against Democrats.

14 posted on 08/20/2006 4:53:59 PM PDT by GoBucks2002
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Is this vote buying?

If I was there and wanted to wait in line for who knows how long, I'd have bought the gas. But considering how long I would have had to wait in line to maybe fill an 11 gallon tank, I wouldn't have wasted my time.

Unless the media harps on it, nobody for the most part really cares about the cost of gas to the point that they can tell you how much per gallon all the stations within a 2 mile radias of their favorite station charges........

15 posted on 08/20/2006 5:04:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The rest of this tag is written in invisible ink)
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