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Rep. Bachmann's response won't be aired by most television networks
thehill.com ^ | 01/25/11 10:13 AM ET | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 01/25/2011 7:41:57 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) might not get the national audience she'd hoped for Tuesday evening, when she delivers her response to the State of the Union address.

Only one television network — CNN — plans to air Bachmann's response to President Obama in its entirety, which she'll deliver separately from the official Republican response. She will make her remarks to the Tea Party Express, which will live-stream her speech on its website.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; bachmann; bachmann2012; bhosotu; cnn; gopresponse; michelebachmann; newsblackout; presidentbachmann; response; sotu; teaparty; teapartyexpress
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1 posted on 01/25/2011 7:42:00 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: pissant; 444Flyer; Nachum; SunkenCiv; mojitojoe

ping


2 posted on 01/25/2011 7:43:23 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Where’s Fox News?


3 posted on 01/25/2011 7:43:30 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: pissant; indylindy

*ping*


4 posted on 01/25/2011 7:44:47 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Not FNC and MSNBC ?? Hard to believe!


5 posted on 01/25/2011 7:45:26 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

That’s so that they can rip it afterwards without people having seen it with their own eyes.

Shame on Fox


6 posted on 01/25/2011 7:47:05 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I thought Ryan was giving the response...


7 posted on 01/25/2011 7:51:02 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Who is giving the ‘official’ response for the dead elephants?


8 posted on 01/25/2011 7:52:07 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Cantor asked them not to yesterday.


9 posted on 01/25/2011 7:53:13 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Jim 0216

Dunno makes no sense. Bachmann will start after Ryan so it makes no sense. I can’t stomache to watch any of it...up down up down, clap,applause,hold hands across the aisle, teleprompted lies.

I wanted to watch Ryan and Bachmann’s responses but I won’t do CNN. They will probably have another interactive poll with dem progressive plants afterwards.

BTW: On the infamous Matthews Obama BC show and a lot of the MSM news shows; the word PROGRESSIVE’S is used in place of democrat’s. JUST ONCE can somebody stop them and ask them to define progressive vs. liberal?


10 posted on 01/25/2011 7:54:23 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I’m still pulling for Sarah, but if she doesn’t run, Bachmann will be my immediate next choice.....

It’s so astounding how the GOP establishment has their “anointed ones” and then they shove real conservatives under the train and attempt to run them over.

What’s further astonishing is how CNN, of all networks, will be airing Bachmann and NOT Fox! What is wrong with Fox?


11 posted on 01/25/2011 7:54:36 AM PST by wk4bush2004 (PALIN 2012! AMERICA WILL SHINE AGAIN!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

CNN will probably get a bump out of this. By not airing Congresswoman Bachman and the Tea Party the networks are truly showing their bias and lack of business acumen. People are interested in this woman, what she has to say, and the Tea Party in general.


12 posted on 01/25/2011 7:56:12 AM PST by Graneros ("The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits." — Albert Einstein)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Exposing the common sense of Michelle Bachmann to millions of Americans in Prime Time could irrepairably damage the Democrats, and the minions know it.

Better to attack her later with carefully edited , misleading soundbites, where they can spin it any way they like.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 7:57:44 AM PST by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

CNN? Not Fox?


14 posted on 01/25/2011 7:58:27 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: Graneros

It makes no sense. She is on Hannity all the time.


15 posted on 01/25/2011 7:58:31 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

No problem no one watches those commie networks anyway..


16 posted on 01/25/2011 7:58:41 AM PST by PLD
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To: CincyRichieRich

Ryan is giving the GOP response. Bachmann is giving the Tea Party response respectfully after Ryan is finished.


17 posted on 01/25/2011 8:00:04 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: roses of sharon

Did Cantor really ask cable to not air Bachmann?

Link please?


18 posted on 01/25/2011 8:02:03 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

She’s my Congresscritter (and I’m fine with this)

Ryan looks like Aaron Rodgers, so that should help at least get the message across to cheezeheads.


19 posted on 01/25/2011 8:02:33 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Bachmann's response is the only one I'm interested in tonight and probably the only one I will watch.
The SOTU speech will be Rat crap and the official Republican response will be Rino crap......Ain't interested in hearing more crap at this stage of the game.
20 posted on 01/25/2011 8:03:24 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Where do you draw the line? Should every caucus leader get a chance to put up an official response to the SotU? Why Bachmann and not DeMint? Why not the head of the Congressional Black Caucus too?

How about official responses from actual political parties like the Libertarian Party, Constitution Party, the Greens, AIP, whatever?

Last a checked the "TEA Party" wasn't an actual political party, and it has no leaders, per se, to be speaking for it. So why should someone be afforded a position of prominence akin to one of the oldest and largest political parties in the country, just because they choose to appropriate the name of a movement?

21 posted on 01/25/2011 8:04:22 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

House majority leader says Ryan, not Bachmann speaks for the GOP

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2662519/posts

consider the source


22 posted on 01/25/2011 8:04:45 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: roses of sharon

I think I found it. Cantor dissed Bachmann. How stupid are the GOP? Who do they think they are?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/01/eric-cantor-paul-ryan-not-mich.html


23 posted on 01/25/2011 8:04:53 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: K-Stater

There’s nothing they’d like more at CNN than to create a split in the GOP.


24 posted on 01/25/2011 8:05:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: PLD
OOPs I did not read the story so did not see FOX will not run it either.. Is FOX trying to end up like CNN..I will not watch CNN at all..I really did not plan to watch any of the Obama crap anyway..He is a bloated liar..
25 posted on 01/25/2011 8:06:28 AM PST by PLD
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To: roses of sharon
Ok this makes me sick. The tragedy in Az. was awful but holding hands and dissing the tea party makes me SICK!

"Amid calls for greater cooperation among members of both parties in the wake of this month's mass shooting in Tucson, Cantor noted that he and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) are planning to have lunch together tomorrow at Hoyer's invitation and said that the two may sit together during tomorrow night's address"

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/01/eric-cantor-paul-ryan-not-mich.html

26 posted on 01/25/2011 8:09:14 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly but Cantor is acting all arrogant.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/01/eric-cantor-paul-ryan-not-mich.html


27 posted on 01/25/2011 8:10:44 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Why isn’t Fox airing it? Am I the only one who thinks they’ve been getting wishy washy lately.


28 posted on 01/25/2011 8:11:52 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Only one television network — CNN — plans to air Bachmann's response to President Obama in its entirety, which she'll deliver separately from the official Republican response.

CNN is only going to air the piece in order to rip her apart...

Oh well, the ideas Michelle will champion are winning ideas. The more people hear them, the more they're bound to enlighten.

29 posted on 01/25/2011 8:14:34 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: kevkrom

The tea party has a caucus. The tea party with a MIX of many and Independent voters that do not whistle dixie for the GOP elected the GOP majority.

Call it Independent voters call it Tea Party. They should have a voice. I get the protocol but the GOP best stop their arrogance and stop acting like democrats. The whole point is both parties need to go or CHANGE and they didn’t seem to get the message.


30 posted on 01/25/2011 8:15:51 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

More people will watch the web stream than will watch CommieNewsNetwork.


31 posted on 01/25/2011 8:16:02 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The MSM plays the GOP like a fiddle....they like Conservatives being dissed, so Cantor will do it again, and again, desperate for good press.

This is how the MSM create Rinos....starve them of good press, and then give them a little with every snark and snarl to a Conservative.


32 posted on 01/25/2011 8:16:14 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: BenLurkin
There’s nothing they’d like more at CNN than to create a split in the GOP.

There is a split in the GOP, it's called Rinos Vs. Conservatives or haven't you been paying attention.
I look forward to hearing a conservative speak on the SOTU for a change.

33 posted on 01/25/2011 8:17:38 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: YankeeReb

>>>Why isn’t Fox airing it? Am I the only one who thinks they’ve been getting wishy washy lately.

Fox has NEVER been a conservative news outlet. Never will be.


34 posted on 01/25/2011 8:18:23 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Then, I guess I'll watch it online.


35 posted on 01/25/2011 8:18:36 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Keith in Iowa

Screw the GOP. And the MSM can kiss my...... This won’t SPLIT us.

You can bet that HARDBALL will air Bachmann and mock her for an hour. Ryan will be all RINO kissy face and Cantor is doing lunch with Harry Reid... They all make 6 figures and don’t give a rats ass. Bchmann and Palin do. So the GOP can merge with the DNC and all go on CNN and kiss my .............


36 posted on 01/25/2011 8:21:54 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The tea party has a caucus. The tea party with a MIX of many and Independent voters that do not whistle dixie for the GOP elected the GOP majority. Call it Independent voters call it Tea Party. They should have a voice. I get the protocol but the GOP best stop their arrogance and stop acting like democrats. The whole point is both parties need to go or CHANGE and they didn’t seem to get the message.

You missed my point entirely. Why the Tea Party caucus and not every other caucus in the House and Senate? Why not the other national political parties?

Rep. Bachmann is in the House as a Republican. The Republican Party already has an official response scheduled with Rep. Ryan. If the networks cover Bachmann's response, then why couldn't the CBC ask for "equal time"?

I'll ask the pertinent question again: Where does it end?

37 posted on 01/25/2011 8:24:51 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: kevkrom

A news outlet should air news. If they think their viewers are interested in something, you would imagine they would air it. That’s where they should draw the line. It’s why we mostly think the MSM has an agenda, because they do not air news their viewers might be interested in, but because they show the *news* they want their viewers to see.


38 posted on 01/25/2011 8:24:51 AM PST by brytlea
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To: kevkrom

Just fyi, parties aren’t mentioned in the constitution. George Washington thought they were a bad way to do business. And if the repubs were doing their job,,, they wouldn’t get challenges.
The tryouts, instead of claiming divine right, would do well to wonder why so many people feel they need Bachmann to speak to their opinions.


39 posted on 01/25/2011 8:36:12 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: kevkrom

*Where do you draw the line? *

There should be no “responses” at all. If you want to give a speech, win the office.


40 posted on 01/25/2011 8:37:50 AM PST by j-damn
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To: tcrlaf
Better to attack her later with carefully edited , misleading soundbites, where they can spin it any way they like.

Agree; and think the 'fly on the wall' per their decision making would confirm.

41 posted on 01/25/2011 8:38:24 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Will Pelosi accept Cantor’s SOTU seat invite?

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has invited his Democratic counterpart Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to sit with him at Tuesday’s State of the Union.

Cantor’s office said he made the ask last night. Pelosi’s office didn’t respond to an email asking if the former speaker would cozy up next to Cantor.

The two hardly are pals. Cantor Monday blasted Pelosi for not meeting with Republicans — a contention that the Californian’s office says is not true.


42 posted on 01/25/2011 8:43:56 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: DesertRhino
parties aren’t mentioned in the constitution

That has nothing to do with the topic at hand. We're talking about the newsworthiness of a speech, not Constitutional rights.

Rep. Bachmann is a Republican and the Republican response is already being given by Rep. Ryan.

Why can't Lindsey Graham start his own "Closeted Cretins Caucus" and demand to have the networks air his ramblings? A lot of folks want to hear from Rubio, DeMint, Christie, and Palin. why not give them air time too?

The tryouts, instead of claiming divine right, would do well to wonder why so many people feel they need Bachmann to speak to their opinions.

Seems to me that Bachmann and TPX are the ones claiming "divine right" to speak for a group of people who keep saying they have no leaders.

43 posted on 01/25/2011 8:45:34 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: kevkrom

I get your protocol in politics. I really do. I am sick of the PC and RINO’s and DNC. The sucky face hand holding PC of Hannity or Olbermann firing us up for what... while they make 6 figures? And don’t dare say like some idiots have posted on this forum in the past,that this is class envy of the wealthy. It is that the middle/upper class is gone while they all jet around and spend our money on tee total stupid BS.

I’ll tell ya where it ends. It ends with the RINO GOP that’s where. It ends with the voice of the people. It ends when they stop the ridiculous state of the union (R or D Presidents) up down up down applause teleprompted speech and total BS as they all go off to their beach homes and vote in another pay raise and I am laid off from my job. Thats where it ends.


44 posted on 01/25/2011 8:49:24 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: kevkrom

Where does it end? Where do we draw the line? How about whoever represents a large group of people who have something to add to the debate,, and are unrepresented by either party?

Its funny how the reps want tea to fall into the repub ranks,,, they still don’t get it.


45 posted on 01/25/2011 8:51:20 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
can somebody stop them and ask them to define progressive vs. liberal?

A***sow's ear*** by any other name is still a sow's ear, right?

They're Cultural Marxists whether they call themselves liberals or progressives or Trotskyites.

46 posted on 01/25/2011 8:52:36 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: kevkrom

Cantor and Ryan had better realize their ‘divine right’ as our reps was enacted and only possible from tea party and Independents.


47 posted on 01/25/2011 8:57:57 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: kevkrom

By your logic,,, Bachmann should just be good and do what the repub leaders say. The establishment repubs are showing clear intent to give tea the finger. TEA will return the favor next election if they don’t get the message.

Your beloved reps better wake up,,,, fast.


48 posted on 01/25/2011 8:59:58 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Jim 0216; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

FWIW, “progressive” was the in word for Communists/Socialists from the late 19th century through the 1930s. Then, when it became too closely identified with the Soviet Union, they dropped the word and turned to “liberal” instead.

Now that “liberal” has been worn out, they are reviving the word “progressive,” with the history of which most people aren’t that familiar.

It’s the usual leftist Orwellian policy of inserting new words—euphemisms—when the meaning of the old ones become too well understood and rightly hated.


49 posted on 01/25/2011 9:05:56 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Beltway hated and ostracized Reagan also.


50 posted on 01/25/2011 9:08:08 AM PST by Varsity Flight
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