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Senate Republicans offer up hypothetical 2012 ballot [NRSC touts McCain, Romney, others]
CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2009-08-10

Posted on 08/10/2009 11:37:12 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The first primary contest of the 2012 election cycle is more than two years away, but some Republicans are already voting … sort of.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee — which assists GOP Senate candidates — e-mailed a "Proxy Ballot" to some supporters on Monday asking them which Republican leader is their top choice for the Republican presidential nomination. The survey also asks Republicans to rank the importance of issues like health care, abortion rights and taxes.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012gopprimary; cornyn; juancornyn; msm4romney; nrsc; propagandawingofdnc; rino; rinoparty; rinos; stupidparty
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So who did the NRSC pick as the Republican favorites? Twelve names appear on the ballot...Sen. John McCain...former Massachusetts Mitt Romney.

No and no.

1 posted on 08/10/2009 11:37:13 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Guess they are still not going to pull their heads out of their nether regions. Good grief. I guess a 2 X 4 is just too small these days.


2 posted on 08/10/2009 11:40:21 PM PDT by redhead (If it's worth fighting for, it's worth dying for. Check the Halfbaked Sourdough)
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To: rabscuttle385

The stupid party sure wants to lose another election...what a bunch of numbskulls....


3 posted on 08/10/2009 11:40:56 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: rabscuttle385

Jeeez. Didn’t they learn anything?

Why don’t they just offer up Ron Paul and finish off the party?


4 posted on 08/10/2009 11:41:13 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: redhead

Until these country club members are ousted, I’m only sending money to SPECIFIC CANDIDATES...NO ON MCCAIN, NO on
ROMNEY, NO ON HUCKABEE!

YES ON PALIN
YES ON DEMINT
YES ON COBURN


5 posted on 08/10/2009 11:41:45 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: DakotaRed

Rhynotics


6 posted on 08/10/2009 11:42:15 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: goat granny

How many states have stopped their open primaries? We have to do this at the state level apparently, call your state conservative leaders if you have open primaries and tell them to get them closed.


7 posted on 08/10/2009 11:45:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://unitedcitizen.blogspot -Guilty of deviationism- http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: princess leah

They actually have McCain on the ballot for 2012. Please someone tell me this is a sick joke


8 posted on 08/10/2009 11:45:26 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rabscuttle385
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour,
former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush,
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels,
former House Speaker Newt Gingrich,
former Utah. Gov. Jon Huntsman,
former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee,
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal,
Sen. John McCain,
former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin,
Texas Rep. Ron Paul,
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
and former Massachusetts Mitt Romney.
9 posted on 08/10/2009 11:48:30 PM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain?? Romney? AGAIN?

Uh, no?

Both of those FOOLS need to just go wither away in some old folks home so they can do no further damage to either Congress or the States. Better still, a straitjacket in an asylum may be nice (i.e. Jim Carrey/Riddler/long sleeves spanking McCain)


10 posted on 08/10/2009 11:56:22 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: GeronL
good idea, that is something an old lady with a phone and computer can do.....:O)

But I think a large percent of republican are stupid...with that I will exclude most rank and file....Its the Washington republ. that are stupid...and some rank and file republicans. What else would account for Lindsey Gramnisty's reelection to the senate last year...I'd rather vote for a semi conservative democrat than Gramnisty.

11 posted on 08/11/2009 12:20:42 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

yes. me too. though in that cae I’d stay home and play solitaire

I am definitely going to be contacting my state rep and sentaor about it. I don’t know why independents can vote in the GOP primary but they can. In some states they let Democrats do it, which is even worse.


12 posted on 08/11/2009 12:23:05 AM PDT by GeronL (http://unitedcitizen.blogspot -Guilty of deviationism- http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: gnarledmaw
The only one's on that list worth my vote is #1 #7 #9

Sent a email to my niece that works and lives in Mississippi and ask her opinion of Barbour...She gave him a 10, low taxes, common sense policies...A conservative. That jives with my opinion of him years back when he was the the head of the Repulican party...use to listen to him destroy the dem's on T.V. shows..Calls them as he see them. sSmart, articulate and conservative...also clean.:O)

13 posted on 08/11/2009 12:27:26 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: GeronL

Although I usually vote Republican, I haven’t been a member of their party since Hillary Care. That woman was scary..but got too disgusted with the Republicans after a couple of years....I am conservative first, Republican second.


14 posted on 08/11/2009 12:31:25 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: rabscuttle385

I will be voting for Palin, period.


15 posted on 08/11/2009 12:35:40 AM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
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To: Gator113

Same here. I will not be voting for ANY OF THE USUAL SUSPECTS EVER AGAIN. It’s Palin or bust. Take your pick GOP.


16 posted on 08/11/2009 12:44:05 AM PDT by chris37
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To: rabscuttle385

Haley Barbour #1(haven’t heard anything negative; he refused stimulus money, he is pro gun, enacted a “workfare” policy, balanced the budget, cut taxes, opposed racial quotas, enacted the toughest abortion laws in the country, reduced the number of meth labs,and enacted strict tort reform
Ron Paul #10(supported him last time)


17 posted on 08/11/2009 12:46:43 AM PDT by RebelYell1990
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To: All

This is Cornyn’s baby.

He didn’t lift a finger to give consequences to the three amigos in the Senate who voted for Porkulus.

Nothing. Not a warning, not taking away a committee position.

So, I’m not surprised that McCain is on his ballot.
Also note in the article it specifically claims that the NRSC sent out ballots to “some” members.

LMAO. That is almost up there with the Union thugs intimidating protesters.


18 posted on 08/11/2009 12:52:18 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("Government can’t make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise"...Sarah Palin)
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To: gnarledmaw

Why is Jindal on this NRSC list? His parents weren’t citizens when he was born here, so he’s not a natural-born citizen (only a natural-born citizen is eligible for the Presidency). I don’t get it.


19 posted on 08/11/2009 12:53:00 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: princess leah

Palin was the only good idea out of all 12 they chose to list.


20 posted on 08/11/2009 12:55:17 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: RebelYell1990

The ultimate Republican Establishment guy. Apparently competent as a governor, but a mushy rollover to the Obama agenda. His objection to Obamacare? That it’s moving so fast. Yech!


21 posted on 08/11/2009 12:58:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rabscuttle385

Are they joking?


22 posted on 08/11/2009 12:58:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 9YearLurker

really? I wasn’t aware of this, if you wouldn’t mind posting links I would really appreciate it.


23 posted on 08/11/2009 12:59:45 AM PDT by RebelYell1990
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To: RebelYell1990

Saw him quoted on it here today, I’ll see if I can find it.


24 posted on 08/11/2009 1:01:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rabscuttle385

This is merely a fund-raising wheeze. The envelopes get opened, the checks removed, and the surveys pitched on the trash heap alongside Jimmy Swaggart’s prayer requests.


25 posted on 08/11/2009 1:02:33 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: RebelYell1990

Here’s the FR thread based on the article today quoting Barbour on health care: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2312845/posts


26 posted on 08/11/2009 1:03:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Geez, I just found out he represented Mexico and NAFTA agreements.

Also, here is a video of Barbour arguing for the bank bailout(Bankers’ Heist of 2008)
http://ky3.blogspot.com/2008/09/haley-barbour-interview.html

He looked good on the surface. Oh well, I guess it is down to Ron Paul unless DeMint decides to run.


27 posted on 08/11/2009 1:04:26 AM PDT by RebelYell1990
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To: RebelYell1990

I understand. I was a fan of his after Katrina, but I’ve since figured out he’s a hyperpolitical rollover Republican who at first looks good because he outwardly plays to his conservative Southern state.


28 posted on 08/11/2009 1:09:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: RebelYell1990

BTW, I’m strongly with Paul on 70% of his positions (I’ve got tiny government, libertarian leanings), so I understand his appeal.


29 posted on 08/11/2009 1:12:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I think the appeal of a Ron Paul, or someone that take his positions on the Bank Bailout, Auto Bailout, Stimulus, Income Tax, Federal Reserve(more than 70% of Americans support auditing the FED), and Amnesty for Illegals.


30 posted on 08/11/2009 1:21:46 AM PDT by RebelYell1990
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To: 9YearLurker

would be popular


31 posted on 08/11/2009 1:22:18 AM PDT by RebelYell1990
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To: RebelYell1990

I agree. He worries me on foreign affairs and comes across as too cranky and out on the fringe to actually win himself, but he’s very, very right on many of his positions, I believe.

The moderates that the NRSC backs on the other hand, are more losing, Democrat-lite mush.


32 posted on 08/11/2009 1:27:25 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: RebelYell1990

If you are going to vote against lobbyists or lawyers based on their clients, you are unlikely to be voting for any lawyers or lobbyists. Not that that would necessarily be a bad thing!


33 posted on 08/11/2009 1:28:20 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: RebelYell1990

Except for the fact that he is surrounded by anti-semites and truthers, and the country would not survive four years of his foreign policy.


34 posted on 08/11/2009 1:30:21 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: rabscuttle385
Neither Jindal nor McCain are natural born citizens. The Constitution may be up for manipulation by the current leadership of both parties now, but we must put allegiance to The Constitution back where it belongs. The founding fathers were right about allegiance, as were the Romans and de Vattel and John Marshall and Waite and Bingham. There is no right to be president. Jindal appears to have allegiance, but equal opportunity is not the issue in choosing a commander in chief. We don't get to say “I like this guy so lets ignore The Constitution.

Personally, I'll take integrity, and would be very happy with Palin and Bachmann, or Palin and Malkin, or ... I don't believe Michelle Malkin would be interested, but I might be wrong, and has, of course, no management governing experience, but neither did Obama? It wouldn't hurt our chances to have two beautiful and smart women running, both with a fierce reputation for integrity..

DeMint impresses, but I find it hard to accept someone who wouldn't ask the question they all knew should have been resolved - Is Obama a natural born citizen? Neither, of course, would Bachmann, but she is extemely good with both economic issues and with the law, and has more children than Palin. I do like Imhofe for his unwavering devotion to truth in battling the global warning swindle “cap and trade”.

35 posted on 08/11/2009 2:02:00 AM PDT by Spaulding
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To: Gator113

Total ditto for me.


36 posted on 08/11/2009 2:24:52 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Seems to me the Republican party likes Socialism!!


37 posted on 08/11/2009 2:46:20 AM PDT by timetostand
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To: rabscuttle385

I (write-in) vote for Fred Thompson.

i kinda tired of nobodies


38 posted on 08/11/2009 2:51:21 AM PDT by element92
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To: rabscuttle385

39 posted on 08/11/2009 3:32:34 AM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: 9YearLurker

****Palin was the only good idea out of all 12 they chose to list.****

I want a good explanation on why she quit the governorship before I back her for anything again.


40 posted on 08/11/2009 3:44:45 AM PDT by liliesgrandpa (Just out of curiosity, is there any possible GOP candidate that is too repugnant for you to support?)
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To: liliesgrandpa

She was one of a number of governors to step down early just this year alone—but she’s the only one who’s had an issue made of it because she is politically important nationally.

The Democrats were Cloward-Pivening her and Alaska to death with false ethic filings which ironically gave her the legitimate claim that she was stepping down for the good of the state. This was only possible of course because she had a simpatico lieutenant, whom she also helped by giving him a head start on the governorship.

I have much more respect for her stepping down 18 months early from her term than I do for the way Romney ran for president full-time, largely campaigning out of state for the last two years of his one term as governor of Massachusetts.

She’s obviously fighting a larger fight and already got lots, including her campaign promises, accomplished for Alaska, so there’s nothing quitter about her at all.


41 posted on 08/11/2009 3:51:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rabscuttle385

Egads.


42 posted on 08/11/2009 4:32:13 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: rabscuttle385

Stay out the Bushes!
Stay out the Hucakbees!
Stay out the Pawlentys!
Stay out the Romneys!
Stay way out the McCains!

Plus Palin has much explaining to do.

The RNC is stuck on stupid.


43 posted on 08/11/2009 4:34:24 AM PDT by discomatic
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To: DakotaRed

I don’t think Dr. Paul is going to run again but, he would be a better choice than McQueeg or Romney. IMO.


44 posted on 08/11/2009 4:45:50 AM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: rabscuttle385

It's Sarah, jerks....there is only 1 name....Sarah


45 posted on 08/11/2009 4:51:55 AM PDT by The Wizard (Democrat Party: a criminal enterprise)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain? Romney? Bush 3? Gingrich?

NRSC rally cry:

We want to lose again! We want to lose again!


46 posted on 08/11/2009 4:56:39 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rabscuttle385
Univision: Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 or 13 million undocumented immigrants?

Sarah Palin: No, I do not. I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. They've got to follow the bar, and we have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provide

Click the pic for SarahPac...

47 posted on 08/11/2009 5:12:29 AM PDT by WVKayaker (God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.-D.Webster)
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To: rabscuttle385

It was really disturbing to learn that John McCain was running last time, and then that he had a decent chance of winning the nomination.
It’s going to be infuriating if that happens again with Romney.


48 posted on 08/11/2009 5:29:16 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rebellion is not brewing. Frog is brewing.)
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To: GeronL

Closing primaries will only mean the ‘rats have to declare themselves Republicans for the purpose of voting in one election. I don’t see that as a major obstacle.
They’ll do it and vote ABP — anyone but Palin.


49 posted on 08/11/2009 5:31:38 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rebellion is not brewing. Frog is brewing.)
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To: wolfcreek

Six of one, half dozen of another.


50 posted on 08/11/2009 8:10:12 AM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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