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McConnell: 'GOP Leadership United to Repeal Obamacare'
Human Events ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Connie Hair

Posted on 10/21/2010 7:35:26 AM PDT by kristinn

Much back and forth has gone on this week over whether Republicans are committed to the repeal of the government takeover of health care known as Obamacare.

The so-called mainstream media has gotten into the act in an effort to suppress Republican voter turnout. Having a great deal invested in the Obama façade they created, the media is once again in full protect mode trying to help Democrats avoid an out-and-out slaughter on Nov. 2.

The only way to suppress GOP turnout is if disheartened voters believe their efforts to expel Democrats won’t make a difference in policy. And the “non-partisan” media is doing everything it can to give that impression.

One example came late yesterday when the Associated Press (AP) wire service reported that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was willing to work with the White House to compromise on the repeal of Obamacare.

Having reported earlier in the day a McConnell statement to radio talk show host Laura Ingraham on October 7 that McConnell was committed to a full repeal of the bill, we asked for a clarification from the Republican Leader’s office.

Sen. McConnell responded.

“While we were unable to block the Democrats from passing the health spending bill—the single worst piece of legislation that’s passed since I’ve been in the Senate—the Republican leadership in the House and Senate is committed to its repeal. While Democrats will filibuster our efforts, and if we’re successful the President will veto, I believe we should give them that opportunity. We should vote, again, for repeal,” McConnell told HUMAN EVENTS. “Americans have spoken out, loud and clear, and we heard them. Repeal is part of the Pledge to America, and the Republican leadership is united in that effort.”

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1 posted on 10/21/2010 7:35:31 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

We’re going to be watching! NO COMPROMISE!


2 posted on 10/21/2010 7:37:25 AM PDT by unkus
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To: kristinn
"The so-called mainstream media has gotten into the act in an effort to suppress Republican voter turnout. Having a great deal invested in the Obama façade they created, the media is once again in full protect mode trying to help Democrats avoid an out-and-out slaughter on Nov. 2."
3 posted on 10/21/2010 7:37:48 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: kristinn

Nothing quite like a little bit of applied attitude adjustment.

Thank you Jim.

Thank you Sarah.

Thank you Rush.


4 posted on 10/21/2010 7:38:12 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: kristinn
Sen. McConnell responded. “While we were unable to block the Democrats from passing the health spending bill—the single worst piece of legislation that’s passed since I’ve been in the Senate—the Republican leadership in the House and Senate is committed to its repeal. While Democrats will filibuster our efforts, and if we’re successful the President will veto, I believe we should give them that opportunity. We should vote, again, for repeal,” McConnell told HUMAN EVENTS. “Americans have spoken out, loud and clear, and we heard them. Repeal is part of the Pledge to America, and the Republican leadership is united in that effort.”

Ping to see what the (presumed) Republican majority does on their first day.

5 posted on 10/21/2010 7:39:24 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: kristinn

Well, I need more than this. Repeal is just about impossible to pull off, so this might be just the kind of empty gesture that Mitch McC is famous for. Instead, I DEMAND a promise not to fund a single aspect of Obamacare. That is doable.


6 posted on 10/21/2010 7:40:24 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: kristinn

“That is, until we get on the beltway golf courses and cocktail parties and elbow each other on ‘How about those flyover rubes wanting us to repeal Obamacare,eh?—hahaha’”


7 posted on 10/21/2010 7:41:37 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: kristinn
DeMint to head Senate and Bachman to head House...or maybe House to head House...couldn't be worse?


8 posted on 10/21/2010 7:41:54 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: kristinn

Now you are talking Mitch. Just keep bringing a bill to repeal to Obozo’s desk. Over and over and over. Make him go on the record vetoing it over and over.

Do this with everything.


9 posted on 10/21/2010 7:42:16 AM PDT by dforest
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To: qwertypie

You can’t fund something you’re trying to repeal at the same time. Kinda loses street cred.


10 posted on 10/21/2010 7:45:02 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: kristinn

Until I see a tangible effort, I consider this lip service.

A law as far reaching as HCR increases the power of politicians. The thing politicians desire above all else is power. I’d venture to guess MOST of the political class wants to see HCR survive, that’s both parties.

We’ll have to watch to see if what they do matches what they say.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 7:45:22 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: kristinn

Stick with it, Mitch. You now KNOW what will happen if you violate the trust of the Americans who put you in power.


12 posted on 10/21/2010 7:46:28 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: kristinn; Nachum; Candor7; MamaDearest; seekthetruth; Gapplega; justiceseeker93; IrishMike; ...

The GOP must send the Repeal of ObamaCare Bill to the Imam every day. Tell We The People that the Repeal is being sent to the Imam every day and tell them in National TV ads. In the national TV and radio ads detail how this bill is a genocide of the elderly, disabled, unborn and whomever else the Imam’s Regime chooses to eliminate.

Exposure is what Liberal Socialists fear the most. Explain and highlight in detail the intent of this bill which is the destruction of our way of life. Death Panels will be deciding your fate; whether you will be allowed to live or die at the dictate of Big Brother.


13 posted on 10/21/2010 7:47:32 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (TAKING OUT THE GARBAGE ON NOVEMBER 2nd.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I can easily envision a scenario where there is an instant, failed vote for repeal - for political consumption - followed by GOPers voting for certain aspects of Obamacare that they perceive to be popular. In fact, I’d bet on incrementalism of this sort.


14 posted on 10/21/2010 7:52:02 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: qwertypie

Perhaps last term, not this one. They know their a$$es are on the line as well. Do or die.....they heard.


15 posted on 10/21/2010 7:55:16 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: brownsfan

Sounds like McConnell realizes he doesn't want one of these.

16 posted on 10/21/2010 7:56:00 AM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: kristinn; All

Don’t trust him.


17 posted on 10/21/2010 7:56:38 AM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: kristinn

I guess its possible McConnell woke the hell up as to what the GOP base is demanding...but I simply don’t trust him to be Senate Majority Leader if we take the Senate back in 12 days.

to me, he represents the country club GOP wing, and his political ineptness throughout this election cycle supports this view in my opinion.

We’ll see what he does. Hope he doesn’t think we won’t fire the GOP in 2012 if they try the Democrat Lite/Moderate crap thats failed every time its tried.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 7:57:28 AM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: brownsfan; kristinn

Good thing we will have some new blood in the line. And we have awakened from our lumber.


19 posted on 10/21/2010 7:59:07 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: qwertypie
Well, I need more than this. Repeal is just about impossible to pull off, so this might be just the kind of empty gesture that Mitch McC is famous for. Instead, I DEMAND a promise not to fund a single aspect of Obamacare. That is doable.

Wow, McConnell can't win for losing, can he?

First, McConnell is not "famous for" empty gestures. He has only been the leader of the Republicans in the Senate since 2006 when the Democrats too over. In that same year he recieved a 100% rating from the ACU.

If he promises to repeal Obamacare, people say it is an empty gesture.

If he promises to not fund Obamacare, people say he is against it's repeal.

Catch-22 for McConnell.

20 posted on 10/21/2010 8:02:25 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: kristinn

McConnel is not telling the complete truth, I believe it takes two votes from the minority to get a bill out of committee for a floor vote, and republicans could have required to have the complete bill read into the record and McConnel said no!

I do not trust McConnel.

Give us DeMint!


21 posted on 10/21/2010 8:02:55 AM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: NoGrayZone

Remember, there will be a core of people like McCain and Graham. Even if they promised me, written in blood, I know what they would do anyway.

This is what everyone needs to keep in mind: even though it is gratifying to see liberals on the defensive, there will be a philosophical tie in the Congress, even if the best hoped-for outcome becomes true. In a situation where radical cost-cutting must be adopted, there will not be enough courage or will to do it. The economic free-fall will not be arrested, only tweaked. Anyone expecting meaningful cuts like the Brits are doing is not being realistic.

It’s sad. Sad for the country. But the American people STILL haven’t gotten the message yet. And the work of the next Congress will reflect it, I’d bet my last dollar on it.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 8:02:56 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: Badeye

Yes, and we must make sure our voices continue to be heard. They did stick together to prevent it from going through, it’s a start.

I blame the passage on that one hold out, Sustak (I think that’s him). His vote put them over, after his long winded lying “holdout”.


23 posted on 10/21/2010 8:03:13 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: qwertypie

The MrB strategy:

Find the most egregious, freedom encroaching aspects of 0bamacare,

and write individual bills:
with NO RIDERS ALLOWED,
that address individual egregious aspects of 0bamacare,
that are easy to understand [by us “rubes”],
and that are only one page.

Pass these through both houses and dare 0bama to veto.


24 posted on 10/21/2010 8:03:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kristinn

His Ladyship McConnell has spoken. Grab your ankles!


25 posted on 10/21/2010 8:03:54 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: unkus

Republican base: ‘GOP Membership United to Forming Third Party if McConnell compromises on Obamacare.’


26 posted on 10/21/2010 8:04:49 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: qwertypie
In fact, I’d bet on incrementalism of this sort.

Yep, that is precisely what I expect to happen. No Conservative should trust Mitch McConnell or John Boehner any farther than they can throw them. Actions speak louder than words. These two fretted and moaned and wringed their hands when they claimed that the Dims were locking them out of meetings on Obamacare they were legally obliged to attend. Where was the camera crew to film the door being shut in their faces? Why were they not screaming from the rooftops? Why did they not force a reading of the entire bill into the Congressional record on the House and Senate floors prior to the vote as ANY member of Congress can do? I think we all know the answer to these questions.....

27 posted on 10/21/2010 8:04:49 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: stockpirate
I do not trust McConnell.

Me neither. Boehner either. Not even a little bit.

28 posted on 10/21/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: qwertypie

Then you can just sit there and cry in your beer and do nothing.

He said they heard us and we’re only going to be more fired up AFTER 11/2, looking forward to 2012.

We’ve ousted some RINOS this term.....to their shock, and we will do more damage in 2012 and beyond.


29 posted on 10/21/2010 8:07:33 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
"Wow, McConnell can't win for losing, can he?"

Nope. However, just like the MSM tries to dampen our enthusiasm with lies, many a troll here on FR will be coming out of the woodwork to do the same.

30 posted on 10/21/2010 8:09:42 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Whose crying in any beer? I’ll do my part. At the same time, more effort has to be made to nail down untrustworthy old bulls so that, at least, they don’t vote for budgetary INCREASES. Because, by G-d, that’s what they’ve done in the past after two other supposedly conservative sea changes. Burned twice already, my expectations have been tempered.


31 posted on 10/21/2010 8:12:26 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: NoGrayZone

Screw your “troll” accusation.


32 posted on 10/21/2010 8:13:23 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: qwertypie

It will take more than 1 election to make such a drastic change. We got a late start (who’s fault is that?), from awakening from our lumber this election.

2012 and beyond is a whole different ballgame.


33 posted on 10/21/2010 8:16:07 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: NoGrayZone
...many a troll here on FR will be coming out of the woodwork to do the same.

Have you ever considered that the "trolls" you cite are more familiar with McConnell's voting record than you are?

Example: Medicare Part D - The single largest entitlement program since the (not so)Great Society:

McConnell (R) KY - Aye

34 posted on 10/21/2010 8:16:07 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Just so that there is no confusion: my attitude is exactly the same as Jim DeMint’s. I don’t want a hollow, meaningless victory. The country can’t wait for a series of partial election victories to straighten this mess out.

The Republicans WILL have the power to cut the budget by anything they choose to do. The Brits are making 19% one. 19%!!!!!!

OTOH, I haven’t seen more than a handful of Republicans promising more than a few cutbacks, let alone the elimination of huge agencies and the like. Because that’s what it is going to take. The yearly deficit is 10% of the entire GDP and about 40% of the entire federal budget.

And yet some conservatives are happy that they got McConnell - kicking and screaming - to finally agree to only ATTEMPT to repeal. Sheeeeeeesh.


35 posted on 10/21/2010 8:24:53 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: Thermalseeker
"McConnell scores 0% by APHA on health issues"

http://www.ontheissues.org/social/Mitch_McConnell_Health_Care.htm

36 posted on 10/21/2010 8:25:26 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: NoGrayZone
"McConnell scores 0% by APHA on health issues"

BFD!

Once again:

Medicare Part D - The single largest entitlement program since the (not so)Great Society:

McConnell (R) KY - Aye

Actions speak louder than words, my FRiend. Try not to cry in your own beer when McConnell reverts back to his RINO/Socialist ways after the election, but rest easy knowing "he heard you"......

37 posted on 10/21/2010 8:30:09 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: kristinn

Repeal will not be possible until after 2012. We will not have the votes this election cylce unless we peel off a good number of democrats who voted for it - something I’d consider highly unlikely.

Defund 2010. Repeal 2012.


38 posted on 10/21/2010 8:33:13 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: NoGrayZone

Defund 2010. Repeal 2012.


39 posted on 10/21/2010 8:34:10 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: stockpirate

Agreed there - I’d much rather see a Majority Leader Demint!


40 posted on 10/21/2010 8:35:35 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: kristinn

He is lying...


41 posted on 10/21/2010 8:37:13 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: NoGrayZone
BTW, Medicare Part D is now over $50 billion in the hole and is projected to be $140 billion in the hole by 2018. Source - Medicare.gov (IOW, the numbers are likely grossly undestated) McConnell knew this boondoggle would be in red ink the moment he voted for it, but he did it anyway. He also knew that Medicare and Socialist (in)Security were going broke, yet he voted for it anyway.

McConnell (R) KY - Aye

It should be obvious to everyone that McConnell is a big part of the problem, not part of the solution!

42 posted on 10/21/2010 8:41:29 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: kristinn

The liberal media weren’t the only ones reporting it. Sources close to the establishment were telling people like Rush the GOP’s motives were suspect. Palin and DeMint (a sitting Senator) have been out there issuing warnings.

We’ll see McConnell. Just remember third party IS on the table.


43 posted on 10/21/2010 8:44:42 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: kristinn

Conservatives need to unite and make a pledge to throw out any Republican in 2012 that “crosses the aisle” and make deals with the RAT party on any of these major SOCIALISM programs like Obamacare, Cap and Tax, TARP, Porkulus, tax increases (Bush expiration and VAT) and equally important any nomination to the Courts.


44 posted on 10/21/2010 8:51:47 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: kristinn

This is why the TP movement is even more important AFTER the election. The Dems are deaf to our plight and the Republicans are very hard of hearing. Well,we will get the megaphone out and scream into their ears until their bodies shake.


45 posted on 10/21/2010 8:55:03 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Obadiah

And they have only been able to do this, because McConnell is limp wristed and hasn’t been clear enought about his plan to repeal. If the GOP had nationalized the election on the repeal of healthcare, the MSM wouldn’t have any ability to make conservative voters doubt.


46 posted on 10/21/2010 9:14:43 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Personal Responsibility

That’s what I’m looking forward to!


47 posted on 10/21/2010 9:16:25 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Excellent point. Now, because of this, how much health care repeal interference and obfuscation do you suppose the corrupt MSM will tirelessly generate once Conservative win back control?


48 posted on 10/21/2010 9:29:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Obadiah
The ruling class thinks that if the Repubs take the House and, perhaps, both House and Senate, the Tea Party and activist Americans will go back to sleep. These ruling class dinosaurs, like Sen. McConnell, are part of the problem and they just DON'T get it.

The RINOs have to be made extinct. The Donkeys need to be neutered and marginalized.

What the Republicans need is leaders with the courage of lions; what's not needed is a bunch of sheep leading an army of lions. McConnell is a sheep — and we all can name the sheeple “leaders” among the Repubs in the Senate (and House).

Bottom line to all the to-be empowered Republicans in the House and Senate: You'd BETTER have a plan to take action against Obama’s agenda. the American people don't want “compromise” or “reaching out” to Donkeys — the want Obamaism stopped dead in its tracks, defunded, rolled back, and repealed. We want you to put your political lives at risk and to grow a spine of steel and cajones of brass. No compromise. No retreat. No surrender, Attack, attack, attack and EXPLAIN why you are fighting Obama’s idiotic and disastrous policies.

49 posted on 10/21/2010 10:46:28 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Thermalseeker
SWAMP Boehner and McConnell with calls, emails, letters TELLING them to work toward the repeal of obamacare in any and all ways possible. Filibuster, defund. Get their hands dirty and sweat a little, and get off their butts and stand up and speak up loud and clear and take a STAND....we want to hear em’ and see em’, dammit! Period!

DOWN WITH SOCIALISM. PERIOD!

NO COMPROMISING IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM WITH THIS SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT. PERIOD!

SUPPORT CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES WHO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION, LIBERTY AND FREEDOM. PERIOD!

We will accept nothing less from Republicans. And we will kick their asses out IF they refuse to listen to WE THE PEOPLE. Period!!

50 posted on 10/21/2010 11:24:37 AM PDT by itssme
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