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The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The EIB Network ^ | 05/18/2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 05/18/2011 8:40:07 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan

AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name (that’s Rush, for those in Rio Linda),the Mandarin of Talk Radio, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling, all-concerned Maha-Rushie! America’s anchorman, truth detector, and doctor of democracy. A Real Man, a living legend, a way of life. Commander in Chief of U.S. Operation Chaos. Chief Waga-Waga El Rushbo of the El Conservo Tribe. Chief of the Patriotism Police. Leader of the Conservative Movement. A Weapon of Mass Instruction. El Rushbo (a little Spanish lingo, there). He is the man who is running America (you know it and I know it). He knows the Democrats like every square inch of his glorious naked body. He is ready to do what he was born to do—that’s host. Get ready to what you were born to do—that’s listen (and post your comments on the Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread).


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KEYWORDS: gingrich; limbaugh; newt; newtgingrich; perry; reagan; rickperry; rush; rushlimbaugh; rushlive; talkradio
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Liz Cheney? ;o)


51 posted on 05/18/2011 10:55:57 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

So, is Rick Perry about to toss his hair into the ring?


52 posted on 05/18/2011 10:57:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

He’s moved toward embracing conservatism, but, he has enough of that “compassionate” conservatism bs in him to make me weary.


53 posted on 05/18/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: All

Rick Perry runs??? OMG!! Rick Perry is okay, but he isn’t my first choice!!


54 posted on 05/18/2011 10:59:02 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Palin/Bachman 2012 (what will the NAGS say??? :-) ))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Mark Levin gave props to Rick Perry Monday night.


55 posted on 05/18/2011 10:59:25 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: All

A perfect ticket... Ann Colter and Michelle Bachman!!! :-)


56 posted on 05/18/2011 11:01:04 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Palin/Bachman 2012 (what will the NAGS say??? :-) ))
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
No, I can't listen. But I did hear Rush's spat with Newt on "Era of Reagan is over" where he would not even let Newt finish the sentence and explain, and couldn't for the life of me understand why Rush went off the way he did.

I did hear the excerpt in question from interview with Gregory, and I heard Gingrich differently than what I had read from others about "what he said," answering a very specific question.

Newt's answers and speeches usually don't fit into the sound bite, and what he says is often, and deliberately, "lost in translation"... e.g., remember "Let Medicare... will wither on the wine"? They have been doing it to Gingrich ever since, and his Republican competitors were only happy to join in, to undermine him.

Newt wants to devolve Medicare from federal program to the states and let each state decide how they want to design the program (possibly, by leaving the federal program only to send block grants to the states, so it's a Medicare in name only). If state wants to implement a program that bankrupts it, with or without individual mandate, that's up to the state's voters. Completely in line with 10th amendment.

I prefer to hear things from the "horse's mouth," not translated by "horses' arses" who have different agenda.

See what Newt has been doing to counteract Alinsky's "community organizers" - Gingrich's Secret Weapon: Newt Inc. - FR / WSJ, 2011 May 15

I prefer someone who actually does implement and advances Reagan's / conservative ideas, rather than hear someone spouting conservative PC slogans (like McCain saying he was a "soldier in Reagan's army" etc. etc.) without any concrete ideas of how to do anything of the kind.

57 posted on 05/18/2011 11:01:51 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Obviously, you know my bias. ;)

I just want someone who energizes me. After that debacle of a debate in South Carolina, the only person that was on that stage that could come close to waking me up is Herman Cain. It’s frustrating because what seems to happen is we all rush up, dying to grasp the coat of an one issue pony...long winded way to say, I kind of agree with this caller; I want someone with some cojones, who is going to fight. Not very many people who’ve announced willing to do that.


58 posted on 05/18/2011 11:02:30 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

I heard that rumor isn’t true. Maybe someone will persuade Perry to jump in....


59 posted on 05/18/2011 11:03:22 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: CutePuppy

The whole horse, known as Newt, was sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi.


60 posted on 05/18/2011 11:03:57 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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Just wondering, but if Ron Paul favors legalized prostitution, does that mean that TIME will endorse him since it is just men spreading their seed around?


61 posted on 05/18/2011 11:04:19 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: rush

hang up on her, she is stupid


62 posted on 05/18/2011 11:04:24 AM PDT by jenk (ima go with tgo)
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To: All
We need Texas cronyism back in the White House like we need 4 more years of Obama.

Now we have a pro-Newt "Tea Party" caller.

Rush continues to dis Daniels. I wonder if it's personal.

63 posted on 05/18/2011 11:04:24 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until 2017.)
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To: Enterprise

Oh dear Lord....If that’s the seed being spread around, I’m reconsidering my pro-life stance.


64 posted on 05/18/2011 11:06:10 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
I don't believe "Reaganism" is dead, because I believe, especially in light of the grassroots tea party movement, conservatism is still alive.

Reaganism and conservatism are not dead, but anybody who lived through last 20 years can't seriously maintain that we live in the "Era of Reagan".

It's superficial to say that there is no difference between two statements.

65 posted on 05/18/2011 11:06:27 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: newzjunkey

Daniels made it personal.


66 posted on 05/18/2011 11:06:27 AM PDT by jenk (ima go with tgo)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

JMHO, with the current media climate, any REAL conservative making a statement of candidacy before Christmas ain’t playing with a full deck.

...and I’m not real sure that there are that many who would be able to stand up to “only” a year of the sh**storm that the libs and (mostly) their media pimps are just straining to unleash.

I’m not so sure that all we’re seeing right now is the Whack-a-Mole part of this election campaign, and we’re just getting the novices and wannabes out of the way.


67 posted on 05/18/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((612 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: CutePuppy

Newt was better on Greta last night but I’m very, very lukewarm to him.


68 posted on 05/18/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until 2017.)
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To: CutePuppy

Where I live, the era of Reagan is alive and well. You mention Reagan, and people recall a true leader. So pllbbbbt on you.


69 posted on 05/18/2011 11:08:21 AM PDT by jenk (ima go with tgo)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

No one is worthy.

Obama wil win in 2012.

Unless Reagan rises from the dead.

Reagan would not be considered viable today.

He made the Fed larger and signed off on an amnesty bill.


70 posted on 05/18/2011 11:08:38 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Until Reagan rises from the dead: Thank God McCain didnt win. Obama's better than some RINO.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
The second place contender was the “tea” party choice...but here in Kentucky the Tea Party means Paulturds and Lieberaltarians, thanks to Rand Paul.

Aha.

71 posted on 05/18/2011 11:08:53 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: CutePuppy
I prefer to hear things from the "horse's mouth," not translated by "horses' arses" who have different agenda.

Speaking of agendas, you comment on something, insinuating that Rush is drudging up an old grudge, when you've not listened to the entire conversation.
72 posted on 05/18/2011 11:09:25 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
he has enough of that “compassionate” conservatism bs in him to make me weary.

I don't know enough about him other than his Wiki page. And I didn't see anything "W-esque" other than he doesn't want a fence. He supports Arizona 1070 and would sign a similar law. I'm keeping my options open at this point.

73 posted on 05/18/2011 11:10:12 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: NoLibZone

freak show


74 posted on 05/18/2011 11:10:40 AM PDT by jenk (ima go with tgo)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

I hope that’s true.


75 posted on 05/18/2011 11:11:17 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
Now he is conflicted because he is not sure what has happened to Newt.

I'm not, either. Did Newt sell out for votes? Were his principles in fact not strong enough to resist his desire to be approved of by the MSM and Democrats? Did he think he had to abandon principle to make himself electable after the MSM and Democrat character-assassination campaign waged against him in 1996? I don't know.

76 posted on 05/18/2011 11:12:01 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: CutePuppy
I prefer someone who actually does implement and advances Reagan's / conservative ideas

That's fine, and I do too, but I do NOT like Gingrich's strategy of accepting the progressive premise and then offering a conservative alternative to that premise. He has been doing this quite a lot as of late. And this was part of that Gingrich-Limbaugh Feud. Rush brought Newt on to explain his "conservative approach" to things such as Climate Change and Newt started with accepting the Gore-Man made premise.
77 posted on 05/18/2011 11:15:24 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty ("You're a different kind of special..........")
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
When you’re talking about an area that has a TOTAL yearly rainfall average of 12 inches, this is almost Biblical.

Our average is 11 inches, but so far this year we've had (according to my rain gauge) exactly 2.68". I'll bet that in 100 years or so, smart Americans will have figured out how to transport excess rain to the places that need it, but I wish they could do it today! Then the midwest wouldn't be drowning and we wouldn't be losing thousands of trees to drought.

78 posted on 05/18/2011 11:15:35 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I wasn’t saying I wouldn’t support him, eventually. Just that I’m not exactly thrilled he’s considering. Now that pHuckabee is out, pretty much the only absolute “no” I have is Ron Paul. Of course, several would make me hold my nose, and wear a gas mask to stomach voting for them; but down to it, them or Obama, out comes the gas mask.

This also isn’t October 2012. It’s not even October 2011. So I do have the luxury of being leery and can fully vet all who’ve announced; though apparently, there are some people who already think every single person who has a hat in the ring is worthy of backflips and unrelenting joy because they are Republican. Lots of people are really good on one issue. We need more than an “one issue” pony, though, to be successful, imho.


79 posted on 05/18/2011 11:16:04 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: CutePuppy
>>>>>>We can strive for principles and ideas of Reagan and conservatism to be adapted to modern times and conditions, without insisting that we are living in the “Era of Reagan” - we are not. To hold the long-running grudge against Gingrich on this simple statement of truth or assigning to it the alternate meaning is just strange.

My FRiend, we are living in modern times and the conditions today are no different then they were in the 1980`s. Liberalism is still the enemy of freedom and liberty, and for red blooded conservatives, this is still the Reagan Era. Reagan's Presidency was just one generation ago, ending a short 22 years back. Don't be so shortsighted.

The Reagan agenda was a serious effort in advancing and promoting both the principles and the policies associated with conservatism, republicanism and the Constitution.

Rush's ongoing feud with Newt is simple to understand. In the 1980`s there were many Republicans who embraced Reagan and aligned themselves with his conservative agenda. However, once Reagan was out of office, many of his staunchest supporters began a slow abandonment of conservatism and a return to more moderate and centrist politics. We saw this with GHW Bush and Bob Dole. Since that time we've seen it with many others.

In the 1990`s Newt, along with Dick Armey and Tom Delay, took many of the unsuccessful parts of the Reagan agenda and created the Contract With America. For the first time in 40 years, the GOP controlled Congress. A great success was the 1994 Republican Revolution. That was just 17 years ago.

Sadly, in the last 8-10 years even Newt has begun moving away from successes of Reagan's conservatism. Instead, Newt and others have tried to give a kinder and gentler feel to conservatism. Well, it hasn't worked. In fact, Compassionate Conservatism has been a failure.

Reagan was a big success and for the most part, so were his conservative policies. Those who want to abandon Reagan, are abandoning conservatism.

80 posted on 05/18/2011 11:17:39 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

IIRC, he is close to Governor Palin. I don’t know a ton about Rick Perry, but he’s made comments regarding education and needing a “healthy populace” that make me stop and say...waaaaaaaaait a second. MYOB. lol.


81 posted on 05/18/2011 11:18:00 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: newzjunkey
I don't watch any of these shows, but Newt is often "lost in translation" and doesn't fit well into sound bites (except for something like bumper-sticker "Drill Here, Drill Now" that he advocated others to print).

I feel cognitive dissonance when I read things ascribed to him that he supposedly "said" than when I hear his first-hand interview or speech. I can see a thought process that I haven't seen in most Republican politicians, let alone GOP Presidential candidates. I can't be the only one, I hope.

82 posted on 05/18/2011 11:19:36 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Reagan Man

Well stated.


83 posted on 05/18/2011 11:19:59 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
this is from newt? what a panty-waist!rush, but rush, tell your audience, please, sniff!

Ahhh, shaddaapp!!

84 posted on 05/18/2011 11:20:25 AM PDT by jenk (ima go with tgo)
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To: jenk

Rush still needs to ask him why he showed up on the couch with Nancy, and why he called the WOT a “silly war” at the Aspen Institute.


85 posted on 05/18/2011 11:21:44 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: jenk

LMAO.


86 posted on 05/18/2011 11:21:50 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

AND why he supported Dede Scuzzafuvva, or whatever her name is.


87 posted on 05/18/2011 11:23:09 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: CutePuppy
I feel cognitive dissonance when I read things ascribed to him that he supposedly "said"...

um - rush played newt's words

since you are not listening to rush, you are the one guilty of putting words in rush's mouth

88 posted on 05/18/2011 11:23:20 AM PDT by sloop (don't touch my junk)
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To: Reagan Man

Well said!


89 posted on 05/18/2011 11:23:37 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
oh, just hang on, I'm sure he's typing up that email right now! LOL!!

I have said before, a conservative DOES NOT get on a couch with a lounge lizard and agree to eat tripe for breakfast.

90 posted on 05/18/2011 11:23:37 AM PDT by jenk (ima go with tgo)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I’d vote for RuPaul before I’d vote for 0bama.

THERE I SAID IT!

LOL! Rush talking about Noot and the Couch and Hitlery. His passive aggressive commentary is cracking me up. Now another pro Rick Perry article. LMAO...


91 posted on 05/18/2011 11:24:20 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He was for her BEFORE he was against her. ;)


92 posted on 05/18/2011 11:24:38 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: American Quilter
Democrat character-assassination campaign waged against him in 1996? I don't know.

Perhaps he is upset that Republicans didn't stand stronger with him during that period? Who knows. All I know is that Newt's comments starting around the Pelosi takeover of Congress started to make me scratch my head.
93 posted on 05/18/2011 11:25:30 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty ("You're a different kind of special..........")
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To: Reagan Man
Compassionate Conservatism has been a failure.

Exactly. Newt was not a part of it. See my post #57.

94 posted on 05/18/2011 11:26:07 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I did find where Rick Perry said that W. was never a fiscal conservative.

Again, not the worst choice, but I think we have better..somewhere; surely? lol

If it’s RuPaul or Obama I think I’ll just pull the lever with my eyes closed and hope a giant fist comes out and punches me so hard I’m completely unconscious for the next four years.


95 posted on 05/18/2011 11:27:15 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: CutePuppy

Newt is the type who sees a wave and rides it, conservatism in the Reagan years, eco-nuttery in 2008, and now, progressive conservatism which I think I just coined. He is not sincere.


96 posted on 05/18/2011 11:28:54 AM PDT by jenk (ima go with tgo)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

ROFLMAO! RuPaul will never win the primary so you don’t have to worry.


97 posted on 05/18/2011 11:29:32 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

The libtards fear Newt more than any other candidate SO FAR

They certainly don’t fear “mitt” (in fact they WANT him)

A Newt candidacy would expose Obambi far worse than “mitt” because Newt is a brilliant debater, and he also BALANCED THE BUDGET when he was in Congress (at least started it)

The libtards are doing this to Newt becauase they dont realize how little we want him too. (Not after Scuzzafava) but he STILL is a more brilliant debater than any other candidate SO FAR. (maybe a Master Debater)

They are going all out to destroy him, and too many here are helping the liberal media do it.

I dont want him. I believe Palin/Bachman is an UNBEATABLE TICKET. But I believe he adds a much higher level to the level of debate we would get if only ‘mitt” is the frontrunner (Dear God: PLEASE, No.)

But I still see too many of us still falling for the liberal media slime tactics, and not SEEING IT


98 posted on 05/18/2011 11:30:23 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
If it’s RuPaul or Obama I think I’ll just pull the lever with my eyes closed and hope a giant fist comes out and punches me so hard I’m completely unconscious for the next four years.

LOL!

99 posted on 05/18/2011 11:30:28 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Let’s hope that’s true. I live in Paul country, so I’m a little “feared” as we say here. lol.


100 posted on 05/18/2011 11:33:14 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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