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I donated a years pay to McCain/Palin

Posted on 08/29/2008 12:54:50 PM PDT by DesertRhino

I'm a regular blue collar guy, and I just donated a years pay to McCain/Palin. I was worried sick about the rumors that he would go to Lindsey Graham, Leiberman, etc. McCain wasn't my first choice, but he picked a conservative. She's pro-life, a life member of the NRA, a hunter, and she just worked to build a new gas pipeline. She has a son headed to Iraq. She's young but already has far more executive experience than Obama. I've never heard her say God-D**m America. To me, she seems to be the personification of a Obamas' "bitter Americans" clinging to God and guns. Obama brother earns $12 a year, living in that branch and mud hut. I decided to say thank you to McCain. I sent him twelve dollars. That is one years' salary for Obamas' brother. It's a small gesture and I hope someone notices an avalanche of twelve dollar donations to McCain. He is only allowed to fundraise under the rules for one more day. It was simple to do, and I can skip two cheeseburgers. In the box where they ask who referred me, I simply wrote "Obama's brother who lives on 12 dollars a year". I believe in punishing politicians when they do wrong. But when they do right, we need to express thanks and thereby, train them as to what we want more of. In my opinion, a gun-owning, pro-lifer, deserves McCain understanding that he pleased me. If you can, and you agree, send McCain a one time 12 dollar donation today and fill in who referred you. It will be noticed.


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1 posted on 08/29/2008 12:54:50 PM PDT by DesertRhino
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To: DesertRhino

Good title, great post. Nice work.


2 posted on 08/29/2008 12:57:13 PM PDT by agere_contra ("We are all Georgians" - John McCain)
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To: DesertRhino

I gave my first $25 to the McCain campaign today.

I have been refraining from donating all these many months.

The selection of Palin is all I needed to see.

Now I want McCain-Palin to get elected.


3 posted on 08/29/2008 12:58:38 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: DesertRhino
LOL

Bravo

4 posted on 08/29/2008 12:59:00 PM PDT by txroadkill (Liberals believe that the only oppressed people in Cuba are the terrorist in GitMo)
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To: DesertRhino
I donated a years pay to McCain/Palin

Is your company hiring? :)

5 posted on 08/29/2008 12:59:10 PM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: DesertRhino

I donated to McCain today. Didn’t think I would. Put “Big Sarah Palin bump” in the referred box.


6 posted on 08/29/2008 12:59:28 PM PDT by A message
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To: DesertRhino
I donated a years pay to McCain/Palin

I'm seriously considering donating a year's pay (for Obama's Kenyan brother) to Palin/McCain as well.

7 posted on 08/29/2008 1:01:04 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (UN the horse you rode in on.)
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To: DesertRhino

Good thought. I just made my first donation to this campaign, and it took a long time to be able to log in to McCain’s donor site. And according to your calculus, I donated the equivalence of the Messiah’s brother’s salary up to December 1, 2016.


8 posted on 08/29/2008 1:04:01 PM PDT by jobim
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To: DesertRhino
Welcome to FR!

Good idea, I think I can spare 12 bucks.

9 posted on 08/29/2008 1:04:07 PM PDT by voteNRA
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To: DesertRhino

Wow! You have a job???

They way Obama sounded last night, I thought nobody out there was working.


10 posted on 08/29/2008 1:04:36 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: DesertRhino

“She has a son headed to Iraq. “

Not doubting you, but, is that true?


11 posted on 08/29/2008 1:04:35 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: DesertRhino
I don't like McCain much when it comes to a host of issues. I still haven't forgiven him for the Gang of 14 jackassery.

As of yesterday I'd decided not to vote for him.

With his pick today of Sarah Palin for V.P., I donated $200 to their campaign and I'll vote for him come November.

12 posted on 08/29/2008 1:04:53 PM PDT by GeorgeBerryman
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To: DesertRhino

Welcome to Free Republic. I must be in the upper crust as my yearly salary (donation) was $30. I guess BO thinks I have won life’s lottery.


13 posted on 08/29/2008 1:06:20 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Blueflag

I read that he will be deploying there on Sept 11.


14 posted on 08/29/2008 1:06:36 PM PDT by agere_contra ("We are all Georgians" - John McCain)
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To: DesertRhino
Good idea. I'll be sending McCain/Palin some dough within the next few days.

It's so nice to be *excited* about the national ticket. Let's win this thing!
15 posted on 08/29/2008 1:06:38 PM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin -- The winning ticket!)
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To: DesertRhino

I donated today too. I’m really excited about the ticket now. Palin has brought a whole new energy. I think we’ve found our Lady Thatcher.

In particular, I’m looking forward not just this election, but 2012 or 2016. Palin could be in a great place to move to the top of the ticket.

Palin/Jindal 2012. Dream team.


16 posted on 08/29/2008 1:06:43 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: DesertRhino

Paragraphs want to be your friends
They really do.


17 posted on 08/29/2008 1:08:21 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (There is no requirement to reply; it is O.K. to just BTTT.)
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To: Blueflag

Yes, that’s true. The Palin’s eldest son enlisted in the Army a year ago and is set to deploy to Iraq in September.


18 posted on 08/29/2008 1:08:55 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: DesertRhino

Barbarians for Sarah Palin (front center)!

19 posted on 08/29/2008 1:09:28 PM PDT by bigjoesaddle ("Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats." -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Blueflag

I read several newspaper accounts today that indicated her son named “Track” is a PFC and is headed to Iraq this fall. I don’t have unimpeachable evidence though.


20 posted on 08/29/2008 1:10:07 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", what title has islam earned from us?,)
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To: DesertRhino

I finally made a rather sizable donation today. So far in this election cycle I’ve only donated to Fred Thompson in the primary a primary congressman and a local congressman for the general.. I was holding out to see who the VP choice was, and I am more than thrilled.


21 posted on 08/29/2008 1:10:18 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Blueflag; DesertRhino
Not doubting you, but, is that true?

Yes, it is true, her son is headed for Iraq in Sept. If you are NOT doubting him then why ask? Her resume and life history are all over FR, it is simple to find out and why would DesertRhino lie about it?

22 posted on 08/29/2008 1:10:30 PM PDT by calex59
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To: DesertRhino

Sorta reminds me of Two Buck Chuck. I’m in for $12.


23 posted on 08/29/2008 1:11:44 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: DesertRhino

Thanks for this. I am going to donate myself to him. I have been holding back, and I will be happy to donate now!!


24 posted on 08/29/2008 1:12:18 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: Onelifetogive

You have to wonder how long it will be before somebody takes up an office collection for this dude and sends him the money thereby quintupling (or more) his yearly income.

And BO said some “brother’s keeper” nonsense in his speech last night according to Rush - LOL.


25 posted on 08/29/2008 1:13:03 PM PDT by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: DesertRhino
I like your style, DR. ;-)

I've never actually given money to a political campaign before in my life, but I just dropped $200 in the McCain/Palin tip jar. He doesn't have a blessed prayer of winning my state of Maryland, but maybe it will fund an ad elsewhere that helps turn the tide just enough.

My *oh well I guess I'll vote for him anyway* enthusiasm grew a little today. "Against Obama/Biden" just edged over into "for McCain/Palin".

26 posted on 08/29/2008 1:14:05 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate" Ibn Warraq)
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To: DesertRhino

I bought a “Air Force Veteran For McCain” cap today. Got in through “Veterans For McCain” web-site.

I never thought I would contribute, but there you go.


27 posted on 08/29/2008 1:16:08 PM PDT by alarm rider (Peace! through superior fire power....)
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To: DesertRhino

my mom was asking me if there was an address to mail in her check, does anyone know?


28 posted on 08/29/2008 1:18:32 PM PDT by JFC
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To: alarm rider

Just put TWO years salary into the mcPALIN bucket...$25 with a note, “For Sarah from Baracks BRO!!”


29 posted on 08/29/2008 1:18:46 PM PDT by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: DesertRhino

LOL!

Best “newbie” post ever!


30 posted on 08/29/2008 1:20:49 PM PDT by kevkrom ("McCain chose who? Oh @#!$." - Barack Obama)
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To: JFC

If you would prefer to contribute by check, please mail it to:

John McCain 2008
P.O. Box 16118
Arlington, VA 22215

Or Call: (866) 775-2008


31 posted on 08/29/2008 1:20:56 PM PDT by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: Blueflag

Newt G. is on Hannity as we speak...he stated that Gov. Palin has a son in the Army on his way to Iraq.


32 posted on 08/29/2008 1:22:22 PM PDT by auto power
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To: Westbrook

Same Here. $50.00 today, More to come as long as he continues on this course. Got tickets also to see them next Friday in Detroit area. By the way, the place to get the tickets was packed.


33 posted on 08/29/2008 1:23:23 PM PDT by kempster
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To: calex59

I think it’s an honest question. I didn’t know about her son either. Trust but verify.


34 posted on 08/29/2008 1:27:03 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Westbrook

I feel the same way you do.

In 2004 I volunteered for Bush in PA, I was fresh out of college and had no money to give. After McCain’s announcement today, I went right to his website and made my first ever monetary donation to a campaign. It wasn’t a lot, but he did well today in his decision and I support him.


35 posted on 08/29/2008 1:27:22 PM PDT by samson1097
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To: DesertRhino

First post?

For a RINO, ya done excellent. :)

Welcome!


36 posted on 08/29/2008 1:29:47 PM PDT by upchuck (Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about. (nObama))
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To: GRRRRR

Thank you.. I forwarding to my 77 year old mother, who will send in as much as she can.


37 posted on 08/29/2008 1:30:53 PM PDT by JFC
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To: DesertRhino

Today was the first time I’ve ever donated money to a Presidential candidate, and I’ve been voting since 1980.


38 posted on 08/29/2008 1:36:42 PM PDT by rivercat
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To: DesertRhino

Very creative of you!

I am so excited about this campaign ticket,
that I also contributed to John McCain today.

Last night, I was so dispirited after listening to Obama assault our traditional values, American patriotism, and respect for the sanctity of life.

Fearful for this country and the future of our children, I turned in earnest to prayer.

McCain/Palin is not only a winning ticket, I believe history will reflect a turning point for this future of this country.


39 posted on 08/29/2008 1:37:18 PM PDT by Portrait of a Lady
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To: DesertRhino

Welcome to FR — it is my hope that you continue to enjoy the company of conservatives, and even those who are not so much. ;-)


40 posted on 08/29/2008 1:37:34 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of The Free Because of The Brave)
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To: A message

I did the same and used the same Referral


41 posted on 08/29/2008 1:40:04 PM PDT by rattrap
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To: DesertRhino

The McCain-Palin people should put a graphic link on the website front page to the effect of “Donate a year of Obama’s brothers salary!” and collect $12 donations.


42 posted on 08/29/2008 1:52:43 PM PDT by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: DesertRhino
I had stated earlier in the year that the only way I would vote for McCain would be based on who he chose as a running mate. I am more than happy with his choice and for the first time in my life I donated money to a presidential campaign.

Now I can look forward to receiving more requests for money that I will probably turn down because inevitably the Republican party will piss me off.

43 posted on 08/29/2008 1:53:44 PM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Blueflag
On September 11, 2007, the Palins' then eighteen-year-old son Track, eldest of five, joined the Army. He now serves in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq on September 11, 2008

Source

44 posted on 08/29/2008 2:02:20 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: agere_contra

BTW everyone, I’ve had a few ask if Rhino=Rino. I live in the desert southwest, hence “desert”. And i like Rhinos, as in “out on the Serrengeti”. They don’t start trouble with other animals, they mind their own business. When a lion shows up, it’s pretty much the only animal with no need to run. Just stands there eating it’s grass, but it’s SURE able to finish any fight that someone else starts.

I’ve also read a book about hunting in Africa, by Peter Capstick Hathaway called “Death in the Long Grass”. He said Rhinos aren’t very bright, and are a truly throwback to the old pre-historic era. Not bright, throwback, etc,,so I guess i feel a kinship,,, so it’s “Rhino”,,not “Rino”,,

And as Paul Harvey says, and now you know, the ressssst of the story.


45 posted on 08/29/2008 2:06:15 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", what title has islam earned from us?,)
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To: JFC

If you would prefer to contribute by check, please mail it to:

John McCain 2008
P.O. Box 16118
Arlington, VA 22215

Or Call: (866) 775-2008

https://secure.johnmccain.com/Contribute/ContributeF.aspx?guid=2aa79672-6adc-4397-961d-6ccf6afc705c


46 posted on 08/29/2008 2:09:37 PM PDT by neb52
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To: A message

I don’t usually donate to politics and I just did. I want to see a Palin bump and a subsequent bump in the back of dem pants everywhere.


47 posted on 08/29/2008 3:26:29 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: calex59

Lighten up; it was just a way to ask a confirming question.

You infer intent that was not in my query.


48 posted on 08/29/2008 4:10:33 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: ravingnutter

kewl. thanks.


49 posted on 08/29/2008 4:12:21 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: DesertRhino

Desert — thanks for the excellent post and the info.


50 posted on 08/29/2008 4:15:47 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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