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GOP candidates rush to get into Senate races
RealClearPolitics ^ | December 28, 2010 | Philip Elliott

Posted on 12/28/2010 8:31:02 PM PST by neverdem

Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates for 2012, well ahead of the pace of previous election cycles.

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In Virginia, Democratic Sen. Jim Webb could face a rematch against former Sen. George Allen. Webb inched out Allen in 2006, but Allen has been building buzz for a return to Washington with speeches to tea party groups and less-than-subtle hints he is weighing another campaign...

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: allen; congress; elections2012; georgeallen; gop; jimwebb; senate; ussenate; va2012; webb
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Jim Webb: Why Reagan Dems Still Matter

Jim Webb went to the White House last September. The Virginia senator was meeting with the president to discuss Guantanamo detainees. The conversation soon shifted to healthcare. "I told him this was going to be a disaster," Webb recalls...

Voting for Obamacare wasn't too smart, especially since he thought it was a "disaster." Now his judgment is questionable.
1 posted on 12/28/2010 8:31:07 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
We must make sure that the ones getting an early start are not just the same old Party hacks. We need, not just some fresh blood, but some people who really want smaller government and lower taxes. The Tea Party types have to get in the races early.
2 posted on 12/28/2010 8:33:49 PM PST by JoeFromSidney
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To: neverdem
Voting for Obamacare wasn't too smart, especially since he thought it was a "disaster." Now his judgment is questionable.

Beyond questionable in my book. He just voted for the DREAM Act.

3 posted on 12/28/2010 8:35:08 PM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: neverdem
I always thought Webb looks like the Hustler pornographer.
4 posted on 12/28/2010 8:39:36 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: freespirited

No more Allen either.... Goofball. There is a Tea Party woman who just entered....


5 posted on 12/28/2010 8:43:16 PM PST by sentient
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To: Cisco Nix
Remember the controversy a few years back over Webb's pornographic writings (which are too vile to repeat here)?
6 posted on 12/28/2010 8:44:23 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: neverdem

There are lots of ‘Rat Senators up for re-election in 2012 and they all need to face a conservative GOP nominee who has the backing of the Tea Party movement.

Jim Webb is a prime example.


7 posted on 12/28/2010 8:49:27 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: grey_whiskers

Yeah, I do. Disgusting.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 8:51:02 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: sentient
There is a Tea Party woman who just entered....

She has problems of her own.

Tea Party Senate Candidate Linked To The Stinky Mark Tate Case

9 posted on 12/28/2010 8:55:15 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (There's only ONE reason for this season.)
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To: Cisco Nix

Now that you mention it!!!


10 posted on 12/28/2010 9:09:33 PM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: dusttoyou

I’d love to see Ken Cuccinelli run.


11 posted on 12/28/2010 9:20:25 PM PST by Merrittk
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To: JoeFromSidney
If we really want to defeat the demorats in 2012, you are absolutely right....hit them hard and hit them early. Utilize many of the same undermining tactics they have use so effectively for many years.

At the same time, TP folks and Constitutionalists must work together to also bring down RINOs without harming the GOP cause, and hit them the same way.

But the most important thing for ALL TP & C people to do is
working with and/or for your local Republican Central Committees. Starting early 2011, not 2012 when it will be too late to influence the primary elections.

Believe it or not, your local RCC’s hold the key to winning for both local, state and national elections, and those that work for the cause have a huge influence on who eventually appears on the General Election ballot. By being there at the start of the election cycle, you can have a great influence on who is in the finals!

I'm a member of our county RCC, and getting elected was both easy and inexpensive....consider doing the same for 2012 yourself, if you can tear yourself away from your computer....

12 posted on 12/28/2010 9:36:31 PM PST by fantail 1952 (Truth is a virus!)
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To: Merrittk

Within a few weeks after the 112th is seated, we’ll see if nobama will continue to show his ass like the bruthas or will realize his shining was just a flash in the pan and will play along like slick.

If he keeps on being our trusty lil dumbass nobama, there will be a flood of good Conservatives take the Senate and Prez in 2012.


13 posted on 12/28/2010 10:28:55 PM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: sentient

Wow...I’m a Tea Party guy through and through. If we ever get to the point where solid conservatives like Allen aren’t pure enough, though, we may really be having our own Reign of Terror.

It’s one thing to take down lefties like Castle and Murkowski. Allen isn’t pure enough, though?

Wow.

Hank


14 posted on 12/28/2010 10:54:24 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (DeMint/Christie 2012...The Y'all and the Ball!)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I think Allen is a great candidate.


15 posted on 12/28/2010 11:01:00 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: sentient
So because she's a "tea party woman" we should close our minds and blindly support her? Got news for you pal, there are some unsavory folks in the tea party. The type that will put on an air of being an unabashedly red, white & blue, Constitution-loving American if it serves to further their ambitions.

So, you play the sightless mouse if that suits you. Others will delve in and seek to learn more about any candidate that wants our vote.

Ironic that you chose the site name 'sentient'.

16 posted on 12/29/2010 12:01:03 AM PST by jla
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To: neverdem

I hope that the GOP momentum can be maintained, but republicans get complacent so easily.


17 posted on 12/29/2010 12:38:08 AM PST by Farnsworth
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To: rogue yam

RINO Senators have to go too.


18 posted on 12/29/2010 12:42:13 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: Farnsworth

Obama will keep us on our toes. Two more years of that collectivist Baboon.


19 posted on 12/29/2010 12:45:19 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: neverdem

I would love to see George Allen take out that smarmy Jim Webb.


20 posted on 12/29/2010 12:48:43 AM PST by dupree
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To: Corin Stormhands

**She has problems of her own.**

from a blog called tooconservative... Sounds like a RINO rag to me.

Remember this before ANYONE makes ANY decision... Republicans and the Drive by Media are NOT OUR FRIENDS. I’ll triple check any source from either one...

The National enquirer still only needs 2 checks. /sarc


21 posted on 12/29/2010 1:22:28 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (Mr. Al NotSoSharp... your RACE CARD has been Declined...it's Over the LIMIT!!)
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To: neverdem

Webb’s gotta go, but Allen isn’t the answer. I like him okay, but he’s weak. Time to move past him, although he might be useful in some other way.


22 posted on 12/29/2010 1:31:00 AM PST by ratsreek
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To: ratsreek
Webb’s gotta go, but Allen isn’t the answer.

Allen would be a stench in the nostrils of the Dems, who smeared him to take his seat. It would be worth it to elect him for that reason alone.

I want the Democrat Party humiliated. I want folks who hate conservatism and who are embarrassed by conservatives humiliated. I want jackasses like James Carville, Chris Matthews and Jon Stewart to be left sitting in their pundit's chairs drooling with nothing to say.

I hate liberalism. I hate the Democrat Party. I want them destroyed.

23 posted on 12/29/2010 1:42:32 AM PST by Chunga (Go, Sarah, GO!! - Jim Robinson)
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To: neverdem

I certainly hope they give Lease A Murkowski a bad time, maybe even a bucket of water thrown at her.

Its not too late to start a campaign to have her removed from her recent supposed win. She is nothing but trouble for Alaska, and unfortunately most Alaskans were convinced she was the better of two weevils.

The democratic smear campaign won a battle against Joe Miller, but the war isn’t over, only quitters quit.


24 posted on 12/29/2010 1:55:56 AM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

From my point of view, it’s not that George Allen isn’t pure enough, it’s because he doesn’t appear to be capable of running an effective campaign.

He was completely taken out of his last race by that ridiculous “maccaca” incident, something that never should have been allowed to happen in the first place, and something that should have bee instantly diffused by a capable campaign staff and a capable candidate. I’m afraid that Mr. Allen was found lacking in both area’s.

IMHO, Allen, if elected, would be another GOP establishment type completely ready to go along with anything a McConnell like leader would ask him to do.

There are some state level guys in Prince William County who are doing yeoman’s work for the conservative cause that I am much more enthusiastic about. Check out illegal immigration in that county to start with.


25 posted on 12/29/2010 3:24:26 AM PST by Rearden (Deo Vindice)
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To: neverdem; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Arthur Wildfire! March; Corin Stormhands; rabscuttle385

Ronald Reagan would kick Jim Webb square in the nuts.

Who was that one loony VA freeper that boasted about voting for Webb? Zotted I hope.


26 posted on 12/29/2010 4:19:21 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: jla

“The type that will put on an air of being an unabashedly red, white & blue, Constitution-loving American if it serves to further their ambitions.”

Great definition of a professional politician.


27 posted on 12/29/2010 4:22:44 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: screaminsunshine; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; randita; ...
RINO Senators have to go too.

Yeah. Snowe goes without saying. Lugar as well. We could do without Bob Corker too, TN is a solid GOP state.

Conservative Governor Elect-Paul LePage of Maine has unfortunately pledged to support Snowe due to personal friendship with her late husband.

28 posted on 12/29/2010 4:27:53 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Rearden

Exactly. Allen is weak and ran an apology tour near the end of the campaign that turned off many conservative voters. We need someone much tougher and capable of fighting the Washington Post Democrat campaign arm.


29 posted on 12/29/2010 4:31:38 AM PST by Truth29
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To: neverdem; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Arthur Wildfire! March; Corin Stormhands; rabscuttle385; ...

I think it was “meandog”. He called Allen a “chickenhawk” and Webb a “conservative democrat”. He has indeed been zotted.


30 posted on 12/29/2010 4:33:26 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

It is not that he is not pure; the Left took him down with words. His dumb book stunt about Webb’s writings was dumb. Issues..... Issues......


31 posted on 12/29/2010 5:49:02 AM PST by sentient
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

It is not that he is not pure; the Left took him down with words. His dumb book stunt about Webb’s writings was dumb. Issues..... Issues......


32 posted on 12/29/2010 5:49:13 AM PST by sentient
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To: jla

Oooh JLA (Joke Laugh Aloud)... She needs to be vetted, but Allen is already DOA. He screwed the pooch with his Webb book stunt and own words. Talk about a piss poor campaign. If you cannot win on issues go for fiction in Webb’s book. Yeah that was smart! As far as my screen name; I have a medical issue in which I am alive due to daily pills. My time is up and there is an approaching danger for me. Look at the dictionary idiot.....


33 posted on 12/29/2010 5:57:07 AM PST by sentient
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To: screaminsunshine

“RINO Senators have to go too.”

Too bad we can’t seem to get rid of the two RINO’s Isakson and Chambliss in GA. I don’t think we will ever vote them out.


34 posted on 12/29/2010 6:25:29 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: gwilhelm56; EDINVA; iceskater; xyz123; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; GeorgeW23225; ...
from a blog called tooconservative... Sounds like a RINO rag to me.

I know the blogger. He is solidly conservative.

What he posts about her subpoena in the case is true. I believe he even links to the court documents.

I make no apologies for being an Allen loyalist. But if he were not in the picture I would support Bob Marshall or Corey Stewart before Radtke.

35 posted on 12/29/2010 6:47:40 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (There's only ONE reason for this season.)
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To: Merrittk

“I’d love to see Ken Cuccinelli run.”


Me too.

The lesson of 2010 is clear: we can successfully run solidly conservative candidates in just about every state or district (and VA is no exception), but we can’t run a bad candidate and expect to win. (Well, sometimes the district is so Republican and the wave is so strong that even a bad candidate like Joe Walsh can eke out a win in IL-08, but for the most part candidates without the proper profile, experience or skills lose.

In VA, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is as conservative as they come, and he certainly has the right profile, experience and skills to beat Webb or whomever the Democrats nominate (maybe Senator Webb will opt not to run and former Gov. Kaine will run instead). Cuccinelli is a former state legislator from NoVA, so he knows how to frame the issues so as not to repel less conservative voters, and would certainly be able to get conservatives from across the state to come out to vote for him, as he proved in his 2009 victory. If Cuccinelli runs, he should be nominated by acclamation, will surely win the general election, and will become a principled conservative Senator.


36 posted on 12/29/2010 7:05:46 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: screaminsunshine
RINO Senators have to go too.

Of course. Every GOP nominee should be a conservative.

37 posted on 12/29/2010 7:28:04 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: AuH2ORepublican

bttt


38 posted on 12/29/2010 7:35:06 AM PST by txhurl (This Is Not America.)
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To: Corin Stormhands
Thanks for the info, and the links. I caught her on Greta's show last night..I was impressed. She was articulate. Sounds like there's a good field. Even though Allen seems the presumptive favorite, and I would happily support him, I think a vigorous primary would be good for him...after the whole macaca fiasco, he can, to use a sports metaphor, use a "rehab start" before getting back to the big leagues. Obviously, he'll have to address "macaca", and handle it, and kill it right away up front..otherwise his campaign will never get off the ground.(I always felt that McCain's challenge of W in 2000 made Bush a far better campaigner in the general election)

Slightly off topic, but what have you heard about the 2012 race for the 11th CD? We came oh-so-close to knocking off Connolly..he's got to be a prime target for 2012. Will Fimiam run again, or do you think that the last minute dust-up about his comments on the VaTech shooting have made him toxic..?

And what about the 8th CD. I suspect that Moron, now that he's in the minority, will grow even more bizarre ( if that's even possible) in his comments and behavior, and might be taken down with the righr candidate.

Thanks again..

39 posted on 12/29/2010 7:42:22 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Merrittk

Cuccinelli has indicated he has no interest in running for the Senate. At least not in 2012. I think he’d rather be Governor.


40 posted on 12/29/2010 8:16:24 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (There's only ONE reason for this season.)
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To: ken5050

As for the 11th and 8th, a lot will depend on redistricting. I don’t see much changing in the 8th.

I don’t know if Fimian will try again. But I think as a two-time loser, even when it was close, he’d have a hard time getting the nomination a third time.


41 posted on 12/29/2010 8:18:47 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (There's only ONE reason for this season.)
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To: Chunga

“...I want the Democrat Party humiliated. I want folks who hate conservatism and who are embarrassed by conservatives humiliated. I want jackasses like James Carville, Chris Matthews and Jon Stewart to be left sitting in their pundit’s chairs drooling with nothing to say.

I hate liberalism. I hate the Democrat Party. I want them destroyed....”

Well said, Chunga. IMHO, one caveat though - I don’t necessarily want the Dem party “destroyed” - I want them to be a LOYAL American opposition party (if they ever were...) - i.e., throw out/otherwise remove the communist/socialist/liberal elements of that party and basically be the counterbalance to the Repubs.

If the Repubs get too powerful, the “good ol’ boy” network will kick in, and we’ll get the same thing - as we’re seeing with the RINO brotherhood. Trent Lott and his statement of “we have to co-opt the Tea Party people when they get here” should have sounded warning klaxons to everyone here about what those assh*les intend to do to our movement.

I know a lot of people who are Dems who are NOT socialists, NOT communist, and definitely NOT liberal-to-the-point-of-idiocy. They’re basically good folks who are misled and ignorant of what’s going on. I try (with some success) to wake them up. They’re Americans, with good hearts, and they simply don’t pay attention to politics (I know, there’s no excuse for it nowadays). But I believe they made up the bulk of the “independents” that shifted the election in November.

As the Dems need a massive communist/socialist-flushing enema, so too do the Repubs. A conservative inrush into BOTH parties would be a good thing - Americans FIRST, political party affiliation second. That mentality existed once...

Don’t know if it’s possible, though...but I like your sentiment, just the same.


42 posted on 12/29/2010 9:45:22 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Corin Stormhands; Merrittk

Two-term Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who stepped aside for McDonnell in 2009, will be running for governor in 2013, so I don’t think that Cuccinelli will be running for governor any earlier than 2017. Cuccinelli could run for the Senate in 2012 and, in the unlikely event that he loses the election, he could run for reelection as AG in 2013 and then run for governor in 2017.


43 posted on 12/29/2010 10:15:21 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: NFHale

I want ‘em destroyed.


44 posted on 12/29/2010 10:24:27 AM PST by Chunga (Go, Sarah, GO!! - Jim Robinson)
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To: Chunga

I gathered that the first time....:^)


45 posted on 12/29/2010 10:58:27 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: neverdem

I thought I heard on FoxNews last night that Allen was considering a run for the White House. Perhaps I misunderstood...


46 posted on 12/29/2010 11:49:51 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Happy New Year to all fellow FReepers!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

That’s all fine and dandy, except that Cuccinelli has said:

1) He’s not interested in running for the Senate in 2012

2) He hasn’t decided whether or not he will challenge Bolling for the nomination.

He has said that his current intentions are to run for re-election.


47 posted on 12/29/2010 2:36:55 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (There's only ONE reason for this season.)
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To: Impy; neverdem; fieldmarshaldj; Arthur Wildfire! March; Corin Stormhands; rabscuttle385
>> I think it was “meandog”. He called Allen a “chickenhawk” and Webb a “conservative democrat”. He has indeed been zotted. <<

Yep, there's been quite a few of them though. Corin Stormhands and I remember way back in 2001, there was some "freeper" arguing that Mark Earley was a RINO unworthy of support, but that Mark Warner was a "conservative" Democrat we should support to "teach the GOP a lesson". He too, was thankfully zotted.

I see quite a lot of these creeps pop up on FR from time to time, especially trying to elect RATs in Virginia and Georgia (I know at least half a dozen "freepers" who claim every RAT Governor Georgia ever had -- except perhaps Jimmy Carter -- was wonderful). Another "freeper" actually tried to float the possibility of liberal Democrat Max Cleland coming out of retirement to "take out" the "RINO" Sonny Perdue. When freepers balked and pointed out that he was pimping for a liberal scumbag, he tried to back out of it and claim he had mistaken Cleland for a different, "moderate" Democrat that he "meant" to post about instead. The mods zotted him after that.

I wonder if they're just crazy RAT activists from MoveOn.org and all that, pretending to be conservatives. Perhaps some of them genuinely are insane Dixiecrats who miss the good ol' days of one-party RAT rule in the south and think it's "conservative" to hate any candidate with an "R" next to his name.

Whatever the case, they're disruptor's on FR and their pimping for RATs is not welcomed.

48 posted on 12/29/2010 2:43:14 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Cuccinelli should run for President in 2010.

George Allen for Governor in ‘13


49 posted on 12/29/2010 3:41:26 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Herman Cain?


50 posted on 12/29/2010 3:42:20 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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