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Deval Patrick’s records under lock & key (Protected by Romney)
Boston Herald ^ | June 13, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld

Posted on 06/13/2011 4:59:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis

Deval Patrick’s records under lock & key

"You think all those cyber sleuths searching
Sarah Palin’s e-mails would get a similar thrill
looking at, say, Gov. Deval Patrick’s BlackBerry?

The answer is no, and not just because MSNBC
would never mobilize an army of reporters
to go after a Democrat.

The real reason people will never see Patrick’s e-mails
is because they can’t.

The Massachusetts governor is citing a court ruling
used by Mitt Romney and Paul Cellucci
to exempt himself from the state public records law."

"Let's con them all!"


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: badgovromney; dnccoverup; msmvspalin; noaccountability; notransparency; patrick; romney; romneycoverup; romneyeconocon

1 posted on 06/13/2011 4:59:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis
I am no fan of Romney, but what does this have to with him? Good grief. Governors generally cite executive privilege.
2 posted on 06/13/2011 5:24:48 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Perdogg
I am no fan of Romney, but what does this have to with him? Good grief. Governors generally cite executive privilege.

then why of why does Palin’s executive emails get published?

Romney...the architect of zer0bamacare needs to be properly vetted...

3 posted on 06/13/2011 5:28:56 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

I fail to see the connection between Palin’s email and Mitt Romney. Again, I am no fan of Mitt. What does 0bamacare have to do with Palin’s emails?


4 posted on 06/13/2011 5:33:08 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Diogenesis

“Protected by Romney”?

That’s misleading.


5 posted on 06/13/2011 5:35:52 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Diogenesis

Selective disclosure/transparency. Tactics of totalitarians and their minions. Standards for Statists 1.0


6 posted on 06/13/2011 5:39:23 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Perdogg
First, perhaps the author sees the connection you do not.

Many of the MSM attacks on Gov. Palin HAVE
been driven by .... Mitt Romney.

Second, BUT for Romney there would be NEITHER
RomneyCARE nor ObamaCARE.

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++8 pts. days prior to September 18th, 2008.
So the RomneyTeam attacked Gov. Palin and her children to throw Election2008.

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House,
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide, now working for McCain-Palin.
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
He's in charge on November 5th.'"
The Prowler added: "Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Romney supporters in the McCain campaign had access to internal polling which indicated well in advance of the November 4 election that McCain had no chance to win.
So they began working to position their man Mitt for a run in 2012. Just two days after the election,The Palmetto Scoop reported:
"One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
These aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"Here’s what I think: I think there are some staffers on the McCain campaign who seriously screwed up the roll out of Sarah Palin, to which Governor Palin herself objected.
These staffers are now out trying to finish her off thinking, as typical D.C. types do, that if they don’t do it to her, she’ll do it to them. They just never understood who Palin is or what she is about."
"Likewise, I do think there are some staffers and others who expect Mitt Romney to run again in 2012,
they decided McCain could not win, and decided to undermine Sarah Palin and her chances hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign? (Mark Wallace, Romney pimp)
The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



7 posted on 06/13/2011 5:39:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis

Right I understand that. I just said I was no fan of Mitt Romney, okay? You don’t have to convince me that Mitt Romney was behind the trash Palin campaign in 2008. In fact, I posted articles in 2008 to this effect.


8 posted on 06/13/2011 5:41:54 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Perdogg

I think the idea is that Palin and Patrick are both public figures. Since the media dives precipitously into Palin’s life [emails while public employee in this instance] they should also dive headlong into all public employees’ emails.

But this article connotes that they can’t in the case of Deval Patrick...and Romney is brought in gratuitously as the leftist media does when it thinks it will make a difference for their side?

So I dunno if the topic is a “connection” or an “incongruity” but I get the gist.

just sayin’


9 posted on 06/13/2011 5:44:22 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Perdogg
What does 0bamacare have to do with Palin’s emails?

the real question should be what does zer0bamacare possibly have to do with Mittens emails??

I need to know.

10 posted on 06/13/2011 5:46:32 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Perdogg

Why blame Romney? Please notice the time of the post; ten seconds before 8:00 am. An anti/Romney post is required here before 8 !

I’m no Romney fan, but the levels of attacks on him make everything associated with FR look small and easily ignored, as opposed to the extremely well-respected site we were a few years ago.


11 posted on 06/13/2011 5:55:06 AM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: Diogenesis
ROMNEYSRECORD
12 posted on 06/13/2011 6:05:49 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: MindBender26
I so disagree! I've been here practically since God was a child, and freepers have always gone at it during any election season. It's always been a robust discussion/argument as we try to decide who best to get our vote.
13 posted on 06/13/2011 6:08:44 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: MindBender26; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...

Was not aware of the time requirement. Thanks.

MindBender26, you have shared how you feel.

You think FR “look(s) small” because of
criticism of Romney?

You think FR “look(s) small” because of
citing an article mentioning Romney?

You think FR “look(s) small” because of
citing an article describing a typical Romney anti-transparency coverup?

You think FR “look(s) small” because of
the MSM should be able to harass Gov. Palin,
but any criticism or investigation of Romney
is wrong?

Please favor us with explaining exactly how
having governmental transparency, accountability,
and exposure is ... “small”?


14 posted on 06/13/2011 6:09:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: FrankR

15 posted on 06/13/2011 6:13:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis

Your picture is clearly worth a thousand words. That is, unfortunately, how my wife and I envision Romney.

Too many liberal pundits and liberal MSM talking heads praise Romney. I don’t want the media to select our candidate for president AGAIN.

EODGUY


16 posted on 06/13/2011 6:25:33 AM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: Diogenesis

WRKO’s Scott Alan Miller went to Milton town hall to get Deval’s Voting Record. The Clerk, who was also the police chief started calling him a Racist. The local blogs then started showing comments about Scotto being from Indianan where “the KKK was started”.


17 posted on 06/13/2011 6:26:36 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Diogenesis

Shout FOIA! If Sarah Palin’s emails are subject to the microscope, so should be Mitty’s/Patrick’s. Fight for the same access to these via the open-records request.


18 posted on 06/13/2011 6:38:55 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: basil
You're correct, basil.

I sure don't recall those mythical halcyon days when FReepers engaged in robotic unity.

And thank God for that!

I don't get all the hand-wringing lately.

19 posted on 06/13/2011 6:39:07 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Vaquero
then why of why does Palin’s executive emails get published?

Because Alaska law is different? Because Palin changed it?

20 posted on 06/13/2011 6:40:47 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might)
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To: EODGUY

What I suspect is that Republican primary voters are so uninformed that Romney will be name they recognize on the ballot and will therefore nominate him!


21 posted on 06/13/2011 6:54:07 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Diogenesis

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22 posted on 06/13/2011 6:57:22 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: EODGUY
You are soooo right! The MarxStreamMedia MUST not be permitted to choose our candidate again! There is a reason we call them the enemedia.
23 posted on 06/13/2011 7:05:33 AM PDT by Sal (Islamo Bamma is the star, writer, director and producer of AS THE WORLD BURNS.)
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To: MindBender26

Of course, because we were such a much better site when Slick Willard’s paid agents, sycophants and trolls were spamming this website with lies and debunked talking points ad infinitum and their attacking respected FReepers with vicious personal slanders.


24 posted on 06/13/2011 7:25:04 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Romney COVERED up access to protect his gang of FELONS.

"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism
or socialism on people has been by way of medicine..."

President Ronald Reagan


Romney-Imposed Gay Marriage (through Threats against Clerks)
And Romney Death Panels and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE
Imposed by the carpetbagging, backstabbing “Milt” Willard Romney.



25 posted on 06/13/2011 7:34:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis

I pray that Romney doesn’t get the nomination. I hated voted for McCain but did so because of Palin. I honestly don’t know if I can vote for him. I really, really, really cannot stand him.


26 posted on 06/13/2011 7:43:59 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: MindBender26

Romney is an idiot.


27 posted on 06/13/2011 7:45:41 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: Diogenesis

Every time I see those photos I see red. Now I will be in a bad mood for at least half the day.:P


28 posted on 06/13/2011 7:48:40 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: mojitojoe
I pray that Romney doesn’t get the nomination. I hated voted for McCain but did so because of Palin...

I swore I'd never vote for McCain for dog catcher, but we held our noses and did. If the party insiders pull this crap again I just may write in who I want.

30 posted on 06/13/2011 8:02:26 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: McGruff

"But the details of the event are more than unseemly - they may, in fact, be illegal. Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon. "An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."

"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch? - Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip - "Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,".. Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"


"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon. Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. [like the citizens under Romney's RomneyCARE, etc.?] "


"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours. As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway."

"Story about dog on car roof comes back to bite Romney - 200 comments from readers complaining of animal cruelty"

Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? - Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron. But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. .David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog. "It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering that the solution may cause."


31 posted on 06/13/2011 8:32:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis
Isn't Deval one of Zero's golf buddies???

WTF is wrong with Massachusetts?

I apologize to my fellow FReepers from MA, but WOW I thought Illinois sucked and I've lived here my entire life.

And no Scott Brown is not a conservative.

If you put a shot of Scott Brown and Romney together they'd look like twins...

32 posted on 06/13/2011 8:37:28 AM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: All

The RINO line-up is making me uncomfortable but if a strong conservative leader steps forward at the right time noone is going to care about a RINO Romney.
Sort of like when Palin stepped out of the mist and shook things up.
Otherwise, for every card the lefty press plays the right needs to play a card. The left attempted to dig up dirt on Palin and was eclipsed a man-child named Weiner.
You know the left is going to throw everything at the wall to see if something sticks. So, have the buckets ready to wash away whatever they throw.
Im not talking about making stuff up like they do but real stories of dirty dimwits.
Shock and Awe to barrow a phrase.


33 posted on 06/13/2011 9:11:18 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Diogenesis
No, I think it becomes “small” when every possibility to attack someone is used, even when there is no bearing, such as blaming Romney in this case, when he was not the cause of the problem.

I am far from a Romney fan, but the endless attacks on him became “the sky is falling - the sky is falling” long ago.

Romney will not be the 2012 nominee. No really serious decisions on the nominee will be made until late fall at the earliest. Wasting time trying to destroy him every day keeps us from our prime duty of teaching the vast unwashed about the benefits of Conservatism. Remember, we do not elect the president. Neither do the DU / far left crowd. The middle dies, and we win only when attract them to our side.

Constant, endless, hate-filled Romny bashing does not bring us more voters. It only brings us disdain from the swing voters we need to attract.

34 posted on 06/13/2011 9:13:49 AM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: Dengar01

Your tagline answers your question!!
Don’t call them Massholes for nothing!!!


35 posted on 06/13/2011 9:53:41 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: MindBender26; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...
You post sentence after sentence against FR
to defend your Master, Mitt Romney.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING POSITIVE TO SAY ABOUT THE
BACKSTABBER? ANYTHING? ANYTHING AT ALL?

[crickets............................................]

“I just tell them that I was brainwashed.”

36 posted on 06/13/2011 10:07:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis
"Deval Patrick’s records under lock & key ..."

Richardson did the same thing in New Mexico before he left on December 31. Except even the current Governor Martinez (R) couldn't get her hands on needed records to help her decision making. After much posturing, Richardson granted her access to records that he had locked up for many years in the future.

37 posted on 06/13/2011 10:48:12 AM PDT by CedarDave (Things are so bad at the NY Times they have to outsource their investigations.)
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To: Diogenesis

In posting my worries about the emphasis FR seems to have in bashing Romney, I twice said I am not a Romney fan

You use that to claim Romney is my “master.”

I was also going to post my worries that FR seems, in some cases, to have become the hone of some people for whom lucid thought is a problem

I was going to post that worry about some serious nuts and hatera flocking to FR.... but after your post you have made that point better than I ever could.


38 posted on 06/13/2011 10:58:48 AM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: MindBender26

For someone who claims not to be a fan, you seem unusually preoccupied with concern for an individual who is as antithetical to the principles this website stands for as can be. We’ve also been “bashing” Weiner as well. So should we tone that down, too, lest we offend his supporters ?


39 posted on 06/13/2011 11:27:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: MindBender26

“In posting my worries about the emphasis FR seems to have in bashing Romney, I twice said I am not a Romney fan”

Good. Now can we get back to discussing Romney’s stance on abortions, global warming, carbon credits, romneycare and Ted Kennedy, hiding files, and being all things to all people EXCEPT Conservatives.

Why does Romney hate Conservatives?


40 posted on 06/13/2011 11:41:30 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
“Protected by Romney”? That’s misleading.

It's a lie.

41 posted on 06/13/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: bronxville

ROMNEY ALSO BANNED GUNS...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2734104/posts


42 posted on 06/13/2011 12:29:08 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You ask good questions My point is nothing counts except defeating Obama. Everything else is the semi finals

To defeat Obama, we have to draw in middle of the roaders voters we need to win the 2012 General. I would prefer to spend my time doing that rather than concentrating on the non-electable Romney,,,, who is already dead meat (politically speaking)


43 posted on 06/13/2011 3:53:07 PM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: acapesket
Your tagline answers your question!!
Don’t call them Massholes for nothing!!!

Yeah, it is the truth though and it reigns supreme here in Crook County, IL. According to Drudge MLB is warning teams about violence in the city, this city run by Rahm Emanuel!

His solution - 300 more police.
My solution - National Guard with shoot on site orders.

44 posted on 06/13/2011 4:10:45 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: MindBender26

Problem is, no matter what we claim here, he hasn’t been defeated yet. We have to kill that candidacy dead in the primaries before we can advance to the general.


45 posted on 06/13/2011 4:39:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Dengar01
My solution - National Guard with shoot on site orders.

Spell check is handy, but proof reading is our real friend.

/grin

46 posted on 06/13/2011 5:00:36 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Exactly. The battle for Conservatism MUST be won in the primaries before it can be won in the General.


47 posted on 06/13/2011 8:09:50 PM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: bronxville
Dont worry about Romney. He will die an early death in the primaries. In 08, just after being Gov of neighboring Mass, he could only come in second in NH. He will not win Iowa.... Not his kInd of people under any conditions. That means no $ for NH. That means no win there. That will be taps for him

He is the Rudy G of 2012

It's time to promote a C rather than running down the sure loser.

48 posted on 06/13/2011 8:23:41 PM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: Theodore R.

Actually, the people who vote in primaries are among the most informed of the electorate. Most of the people who vote in the general election don’t even know when the primaries take place until after they’re over.


49 posted on 06/14/2011 5:47:16 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.)
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To: McGruff; mojitojoe

Next time, please, if we have a choice between dumb and dumber like we did in 2008, at least CONSIDER voting third party instead of continuing the RINO reign. Write-in votes are entirely wasted, but the prospect of a third party scares the Republicrat types $#!#less. Why else would the RNC rank-and-file work so hard to act as if they’re integrating the Tea Party’s ideas into the Congressional GOP’s aims?


50 posted on 06/15/2011 7:41:45 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (When Republicans don't vote conservative, conservatives don't vote Republican.)
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