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Republicans concerned over RNC fundraising [McCain/Palin contributors: your money went to the RNC]
The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2009-03-16 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 03/16/2009 6:36:21 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

GOP strategists and party leaders are increasingly worried that the party’s run of bad news over the last month and a half is set to continue this week as the Republican National Committee (RNC) prepares to release what are expected to be markedly low fundraising numbers on Friday.

The RNC has consistently outraised the Democratic National Committee on a month-by-month basis. Observers say that streak is likely to end this month.

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Steele already had a high bar to meet; in January, under former Chairman Robert “Mike” Duncan, the committee raised more than $13.1 million, including about $7 million in transfers from Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) presidential campaign.

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The majority of RNC donors hand over smaller checks, largely as a result of the committee’s vaunted mail and phone programs. But Steele jeopardized the party’s standing with those donors as well, thanks to a public spat with radio host Rush Limbaugh and a flub on a question about abortion, which drew criticism from major voices in the social conservative movement.

“Tens of millions of conservatives and Republicans have nothing to do with the RNC and they want nothing to do with the RNC and when you call them asking for money they hang up on you,” Limbaugh said in a March 2 monologue directed specifically at Steele.

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1 posted on 03/16/2009 6:36:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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Looks like folks who thought they were supporting Palin ended up supporting...the RNC and the RINOs.

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2 posted on 03/16/2009 6:37:17 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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4 posted on 03/16/2009 6:38:45 PM PDT by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: rabscuttle385

They are not getting another dime from me! Stinking RINOS!


5 posted on 03/16/2009 6:38:47 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: rabscuttle385

we need to defund the RNC and set up our own organizations to do the job.


6 posted on 03/16/2009 6:39:06 PM PDT by GeronL (....and I won't let it happen again!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Show me someone I can believe in and I will support that person. The RNC has gone astray and refuses to get back to basics. Unitl that happens they dont need my money.


7 posted on 03/16/2009 6:40:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: rabscuttle385

Act like conservatives and republicans and I’ll gladly resume supporting the RNC, but if you’re going to act like democrats and be afraid to criticize, then I’ll continue to hold back my money.


8 posted on 03/16/2009 6:41:47 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: rabscuttle385

If Mr.Steele had just kept his trap shut or thought about what he says before he says it, the RNC would not be in the financial shape the are in. His first fund raising letter to me and others, looked good, no complaints,,,,then he went and stuck his foot in it about Rush and has gone on to say other stupid things since then. I for one, am disappointed. I read that first introductory letter of his and found nothing objectionable and had high hopes he’d clean house at the RNC. Not gonna happen.


9 posted on 03/16/2009 6:43:46 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Democrats are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling.)
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It is something how quickly this has turned around. It was just 4-6 years ago that the situations of the GOP and DEMS were completely reversed.

I would suggest people who would like to donate to conservatives, but do not want to give money to the current RNC, to pick out some 2010 contenders going against some of the Blue Dog Dems and donate to them. Picking off some Dems in redstates or red districts in 2010 is the critical issue IMO. If the RNC doesn’t have it together, by pass them.


10 posted on 03/16/2009 6:44:29 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: GeronL; rabscuttle385
we need to defund the RNC and set up our own organizations to do the job.

I stopped giving to the RNC awhile ago. I've been giving to a PAC set up by Sen. DeMint that only helps conservatives.

SenateConservatives.com

I'm waiting for a conservative in the House to set up a similar PAC to contribute to them as well.

It's to bad we don't have Cheney as RNC Chairman.

11 posted on 03/16/2009 6:45:09 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

After the 1919 World Series of elections what did they expect?


12 posted on 03/16/2009 6:45:48 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: rabscuttle385

Perhaps they can go to Obama and Geithner for a bailout.


13 posted on 03/16/2009 6:45:49 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: rabscuttle385
Looks like folks who thought they were supporting Palin ended up supporting...the RNC and the RINOs.

Why am I not one bit surprised? I knew from the very beginning that supporting Palin wouldn't help the conservative cause. After all, she was picked by Juan McCain, for cryin' out loud!

14 posted on 03/16/2009 6:48:17 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: ChrisInAR
I knew from the very beginning that supporting Palin wouldn't help the conservative cause.

Supporting Palin is fine. Supporting the McCain-Palin ticket meant that, well, you had to support McCain if you wanted to support Palin.

And, supporting McCain is never acceptable.

15 posted on 03/16/2009 6:50:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
These people are such idiots. We're not sending them money because they keep stabbing us in the back! Earmarks, support for Sebelius, support for child pornographer Ogden-- on and on.

How much do you want to bet their solution for this will be more earmarks and more "bibendoverforobamaship"?

16 posted on 03/16/2009 6:51:32 PM PDT by exist
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To: rabscuttle385
“Tens of millions of conservatives and Republicans have nothing to do with the RNC and they want nothing to do with the RNC and when you call them asking for money they hang up on you,” Limbaugh said in a March 2 monologue directed specifically at Steele.

LMAO. They wont get a penny from me until they purge they RINOs Liberals like Mclame, Specter, Gramnesty, et al.

17 posted on 03/16/2009 6:51:41 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: rabscuttle385

until the Republicans can adopt a conservative agenda to broadcast and support, and present a united front, that is the way it is going to be.

We must stop knocking Republicans who are not 100% with the program. Find something good to say, there must be something.


18 posted on 03/16/2009 6:53:42 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: elpadre
We must stop knocking Republicans who are not 100% with the program.

So are you suggesting that we ought to support RINOs like Specter, Collins, Snowe, Voinovich, Martinez, McCain, and Graham?

I will knock any elected official who's not conservative or libertarian, regardless of his or her party affiliation.

19 posted on 03/16/2009 6:55:07 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

I heard just after I finally sent money to Palin McCain that the window had closed for the Pres election and my check would go to another fund. I damn near stopped payment and I am so sick of RNC phone calls that I am making up outrageous stories like my mother was just taken to the hospital and to stop the phone calls. It hasn’t worked so far. Is there any way to block the calls like you can for all other fund raising.

BTW...my mother has been dead since 1988...


20 posted on 03/16/2009 6:55:18 PM PDT by tubebender (99% of Lawyers give the rest a bad name...)
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To: tubebender
Is there any way to block the calls like you can for all other fund raising.

No clue.

However, I kept receiving McCain "my friends" letters until I responded in writing to tell the RINOs to go to hell, and then, only one stray McCain-Palin request showed up, which I promptly ignored. I haven't received any written solicitations or phone calls since.

21 posted on 03/16/2009 6:57:31 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: elpadre

What percentage that are not with us, in your estimation, is acceptable to criticize ?


22 posted on 03/16/2009 6:58:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385
And, supporting McCain is never acceptable

I agree w/ you, & that's why I did NOT vote for Juan McCain....& as far as I'm concerned, if you voted for him, you supported him.

23 posted on 03/16/2009 6:59:17 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: techno

You may be interested in this...


24 posted on 03/16/2009 7:00:51 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: rabscuttle385

The money is going into grass roots organizations opposing high profile celebrigands like Harry Reid and Chris Dodd. Here is a couple of examples. Amateurs with passion, abhoring the status quo. Looking for a new brand of young bold conservatives!

www.rejectreid.com out of Reno, Nevada

www.dumpchrisdodd.com out of Woodbury, CT.


25 posted on 03/16/2009 7:01:07 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH
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To: rabscuttle385
You mean that old pissant cruised to defeat with 7 million dollars in the bank?
26 posted on 03/16/2009 7:01:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Yes, at least, and he promptly turned the funds over to the RINO-infested RNC.


27 posted on 03/16/2009 7:02:40 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: TheConservativeParty
If Mr.Steele had just kept his trap shut or thought about what he says before he says it,

I think that he has been quite candid lately. He is a leftist and he is just being more open about it. The question is why Republicans have been selecting leaders like Steele, McCain, Romney, Huckabee, etc., etc., who do nothing but betray us again and again and again.

28 posted on 03/16/2009 7:08:23 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: rabscuttle385

i keep getting emails for McCain even though my standard reply to them is: eat shit and die, RINO.


29 posted on 03/16/2009 7:08:36 PM PDT by fatrat (impeach the HPIC (head-porksucker-in-charge))
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To: rabscuttle385
>> We must stop knocking Republicans who are not 100% with the program.
So are you suggesting that we ought to support RINOs like Specter, Collins, Snowe, Voinovich, Martinez, McCain, and Graham?
<<

Huh? What the hell are you talking about? So if someone is with us "only" 99% of the time instead of 100% of the time, that puts them on the same level as Arlen Specter? (whose with us only 40% of time)

I guess the purist mindset here is you're either with us 100% of the time, or you're RINO scum and deserve to be destroyed. Talk about cutting off your nose to spit in your face. That's certainly not the mindset Ronald Reagan had. Hell, Reagan wasn't even with us 99% of the time.

The funny thing is even the politicians you worship and pretend are with us 100% of the time are not perfect. You just pull a monkey "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" move and stick your fingers in your ears whenever they do something that doesn't fit the deity-like pedestal you've placed them on. Your hero Jim DeMint, for example, refused to say anything negative about Hillary during her confirmation hearings, and publicly stated that he thinks she'll be "one of our nations greatest secretaries of state". (that's his exact quote in the quotation marks) But you simply ignore that little tidbit because it flies in the face of your mindset that DeMint is 100% perfect and everything he says is gospel.

By that simple fact, it shows DeMint is not 100% in agreement with you (I certainly would have "questioned" Hillary's credentials for SOS if I had been at that committee hearing, and I suspect you would have well), therefore using your own twisted "logic", he's RINO scum and doesn't deserve our support.

So no, the poster is not suggesting we should support a liberal RINO douchebag like Snowe or Specter. He was quite clear -- a person doesn't have to be 100% perfect all the time to earn our support. For example, anyone who agrees with me 85% of the time is certainly acceptable in my book, and is far better than the likes of Arlen Specter will ever be. Too bad they're RINO scum in yours.

30 posted on 03/16/2009 7:09:37 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Michael Steele is an idiot and the RNC worse than useless.

Bunch of country club milquetoast DC politicians and corporate types, not a street fighter among them.

Buzz off RNC

31 posted on 03/16/2009 7:11:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: rabscuttle385
I didn't say “support.” There are only so many hours in a day. I think we should stay focused on Democrats and the Obama programs tearing down the nation!!

You are playing right into the hands of the Democrats.

32 posted on 03/16/2009 7:11:56 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: wmfights

I also like the National Republican Trust PAC


33 posted on 03/16/2009 7:12:57 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: fieldmarshaldj

see Post #32


34 posted on 03/16/2009 7:13:28 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: rabscuttle385

I quit giving to the RNC years ago.


35 posted on 03/16/2009 7:23:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: elpadre

The incidence of Tea Parties will continue to mount as the “silent majority” have been stirred to their core values.

This will be one long hot summer of discontent. Anti-incumbent fever will heat-up. Get involved now. Too much talk and not enough action.

In Ridgefield, CT the venue for next Saturday’s Tea Party was changed to accommodate the constantly growing estimate of the crowd.

We are witnessing the germination of nothing less than a new American Revolution. This protest will dwarf the anti-war protests of the late 1960s. It will only fade away when Congress is cleansed of all the dead-heads and dead-hearts.

We’ve got plenty of work in front of us. Start today. He who hesitates is lost!


36 posted on 03/16/2009 7:23:35 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: Randy2u
Not a penny until the RNC has some leadership I can respect.

BTW Just in case any of them are looking RESPECT is the respect of respected People.Which excludes anyone in the Rat party right on DOWN to it's top.

37 posted on 03/16/2009 7:23:45 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy
>> What percentage that are not with us, in your estimation, is acceptable to criticize ? <<

My general rule of thumb is the politician has to vote the conservative position at least 80% of the time to be considered a "reliable" conservative (the ACU uses this standard too, but we shouldn't just look at the ACU score alone to determine if they're 80% conservative), and someone I'd consider supporting in the primary election. To be considered at least acceptable in the general election, they have to vote conservative at least 60% of the time (a Republican who votes conservative 60% of the time would be a moderate "hold your nose" squish). I may even hold my nose and elect someone who votes conservative 51% of the time, but probably only if their RAT opponent is pure evil and MUST be defeated. But if the Republican is voting conservative like 30-40% or less, they should just quite the farce of running as a "Republican" and join the RAT party.

There are handful of exceptions to this rule -- for example, both Ray LaHood and Peter King vote conservative over 60% of the time and I wouldn't support them under any circumstances. But those are generally very special circumstances, for example LaHood is clearly working to destroy the GOP from within and elect Democrats, and Peter King is clearly a Clinton yes-man, and a terrorist sympathizer to boot. (for more reasons than just his impeachment vote)

I don't make exceptions or give them a break based on their geographic region. A Republican in South Carolina and a Republican in New York both have to get over 80% conservative record to be one of the good guys in my mind. (Also someone who has spent YEARS voting liberal and decides to morph into a conservative overnight to get nominated for an office is not going to get my support. I look at their lifetime records). The GOP is a national party and ought to have a national unified message, and I don't think running as Democrat-lite makes candidates more "Electable" in states with larger Democrat populations. It's going to be difficult for a Republican to win in Rhode Island, regardless of whether they are a RINO or a conservative.

38 posted on 03/16/2009 7:23:53 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: elpadre
We must stop knocking Republicans who are not 100% with the program prolife....

Fixed it.

39 posted on 03/16/2009 7:24:39 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall ("I will not compromise on life" - what Steele should have said.)
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To: wmfights
SenateConservatives.com

Thx for that

40 posted on 03/16/2009 7:26:43 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Proud 1%er... Reagan Conservatism is the only way forward.)
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To: rabscuttle385
I just finished reading threads about Obama's desire to have our brave military furnish their own medical insurance. Excuse me, we have this traitor in the WH and we bicker over our chairman.

This country is in dire trouble because of Obama and his RAT congress.

I despise them so much, ANY Republican looks good by comparison.

Obama is despicable beyond description.

41 posted on 03/16/2009 7:27:12 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: rabscuttle385

steele is the main reason that I returned their request today with no money and a demand that steele resign and that the gop embrace Reaganism again... or no more $$$ for the rnc... and it has been two years since I gave them a dime... and they know what I used to donate and that is why they continue to try... but not a dime until snowe, collins, specter and those like them quit the party due to its hard shift to the right!!! I swear by all that is good and just... not another dime!

LLS


42 posted on 03/16/2009 7:30:28 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: TheConservativeParty
steele is a liberal masquerading as a Conservative... just listen to him guest host for Bill Bennett on Morning in America. He subs at least a few times a month. He is more liberal than specter... and he is an absolute horrible liar.

LLS

43 posted on 03/16/2009 7:32:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: ChrisInAR
I agree w/ you, & that's why I did NOT vote for Juan McCain....& as far as I'm concerned, if you voted for him, you supported him. >

If you helped give us this Marxist-loving, Muslim terrorist-loving POS in the WH, SHAME ON YOU.

Your actions are puting our country in great peril. When we are hit by another terrorist attack, you are partly to blame. I hope you feel good about what you did. Too bad, we'll all suffer along with those who are responsible for putting his piece of human debris in the WH.

Obama has the potential to transform this once great country into another Marxist paradise with us losing our freedoms.

With all of McCain's faults, this would not be happening if he were in the WH.

I'll take McCain any day.

Maybe you like the idea of Obama sending our war wounded veterans the bill for their injuries defending out country.

Maybe you feel proud of the fact he is protecting terrorists and at the same time making sure as many unborn babies are killed as possible.

There is no end to this man's heinous plans for our country, but by golly, you didn't vote for McCain. Congratulations!!!

44 posted on 03/16/2009 7:35:06 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: ChrisInAR
Palin had NO input on that money... only mccain and Palin is Reagan's heir apparent... Michael Reagan said so.

LLS

45 posted on 03/16/2009 7:36:22 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: elpadre

There is nothing good to say about a lying pos like steele. NEVER AGAIN!

LLS


46 posted on 03/16/2009 7:37:33 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385
You had better be paying attention at who is in the WH and the Congress and what they're doing. You seem to be oblivious to the real threat they are to this country. Your hatred for RINOS is so intense you cannot even see what is happening to your country.

I despise any RAT more than I despise any Republican.

47 posted on 03/16/2009 7:37:58 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: elpadre
I think we should stay focused on Democrats and the Obama programs tearing down the nation!!

Absolutely. These RATS are destroying us and we spend our time worrying about Republicans. We need to keep our eyes on Obama and the DIMS. Be afraid, be very afraid.

48 posted on 03/16/2009 7:41:43 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: Cheetahcat
RESPECT HAS TO BE EARNED... AND IT CAN NEVER BE GIVEN! Not shouting at you... just raising the volume to ten for a second. ;-)

LLS

49 posted on 03/16/2009 7:42:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: elpadre

It’s very hard to face the enemy when his allies are already within our walls knifing us in the back. That’s why RINOs (Democrat agents) are far more dangerous than open Democrats.


50 posted on 03/16/2009 7:46:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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