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Michele Bachmann ‘glittered’ by gay-rights activist
Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2011 | Laura Donovan

Posted on 06/19/2011 11:31:33 AM PDT by Nachum

Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann joins fellow conservatives Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty in being attacked with glitter by gay rights activists.

According to the Star Tribune, the Minnesota congresswoman was “glittered” Saturday after delivering a speech at the RightOnline Conference. The publication reports that Minneapolis gay-rights activist Rachel E.B. Lang came up to Bachmann and twice chucked glitter at her. (Major Garrett critical of 2012 Bachmann bid because ’she can’t keep anybody on her staff’)

Bachmann continued walking even as Lang yelled, “You can run, but you can’t hide.” Lang was quickly removed by security.

“My response to Michele Bachmann’s hateful and anti-gay rhetoric was light-hearted, but these issues are very serious,” Lang said in a statement. “Bachmann’s support of groups like ‘You Can Run But You Cannot Hide’ show exactly how extremist she is — she in no way represents the values of Minnesota and certainly does not represent the values of America.”

During former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s book signing in San Francisco last week, two females threw pink glitter and feathers on him.

Last month, a protester dumped glitter onto Gingrich and his wife Callista during the former House speaker’s book signing.


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Conservatives. Remember this come election day. Remember this when someone you know wants to 'sit this one out'. These people are violent. They don't play fair.

Remember.

1 posted on 06/19/2011 11:31:36 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Why don’t they arrest this guy? Charge him with assault and battery.


2 posted on 06/19/2011 11:35:54 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Nachum

You don’t want to get that stuff in your eyes. (Speaking from experience: glitter can cut eyes badly.)


3 posted on 06/19/2011 11:37:18 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Nachum

All these glitter attacks expose a woeful lack of security. Each one could have have been a fatal attack.


4 posted on 06/19/2011 11:45:16 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nachum
Nachum wrote:
Conservatives. Remember this come election day. Remember this when someone you know wants to 'sit this one out'. These people are violent. They don't play fair.
I'm with you on this. However, Republicans (especially "the leadership") should also take note, I'm voting for a constitutional conservative President in 2012. If you want my vote for your party, nominate a true, constitutional conservative.
5 posted on 06/19/2011 11:45:21 AM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: cc2k

So you are happier with a liberal anti-gun anti-freedom Democrat than a non-perfect Republican in your eyes. Just wondering which side you were on.

The new Democrat strategy seems to be convincing Republicans to “sit out” the election so they win by default.


6 posted on 06/19/2011 11:50:58 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Nachum

She needs a new security team.

They missed the queer freaks getting too close to her with a box of glitter. They could have been PETA with bottles of blood or worse and they couldn’t have protected her.


7 posted on 06/19/2011 11:54:20 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Nachum
Where is law enforcement? If a conservative did such a thing to a gay speaker we know they would be all over this.

Fight dirty.

8 posted on 06/19/2011 11:55:54 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: AppyPappy
So you are happier with a liberal anti-gun anti-freedom Democrat than a non-perfect Republican in your eyes. Just wondering which side you were on.

The problem is that the liberals want the GOP nominee to be a liberal anti-gun anti-freedom Republican *cough*Romney*cough*. I can put up with a less than perfect conservative but I will not put up with a flaming liberal and I will cast a third party or write in vote in that case, even if it means 0bama winning re-election, because there will be no difference between 0bama and any liberal RINO.

9 posted on 06/19/2011 11:58:30 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Nachum
"Each one could have have been a fatal attack"

Each attack could precipitate a fatal response.


10 posted on 06/19/2011 11:59:22 AM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: cc2k

Bachmann is as close as you are going to get to a Constitutional Conservative.


11 posted on 06/19/2011 12:08:10 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Brilliant

They need to start requiring you present your voter registration card when entering these events to weed out and deny entry to Democrats.


12 posted on 06/19/2011 12:16:45 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: Nachum

Glitter today, acid tomorrow (Your Honor, I feared for my life). Two in the chest of one of these douchebags in a right to carry state will put a stop to this crap.


13 posted on 06/19/2011 12:20:05 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: cc2k
However, Republicans (especially "the leadership") should also take note, I'm voting for a constitutional conservative President in 2012. If you want my vote for your party, nominate a true, constitutional conservative.

What does this have to do with Michele Bachmann, a conservative?

14 posted on 06/19/2011 12:33:10 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Truth29

Major, major security fail. Glitter could have been acid, anthrax, etc.


15 posted on 06/19/2011 12:34:52 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: Truth29

Major, major security fail. Glitter could have been acid, anthrax, etc.


16 posted on 06/19/2011 12:34:59 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: Nachum
“Bachmann’s support of groups like ‘You Can Run But You Cannot Hide’ show exactly how extremist she is — she in no way represents the values of Minnesota and certainly does not represent the values of America.”

No, Mr. Lang...in reality, it is you and your kind who do not represent the values of America.

17 posted on 06/19/2011 12:37:08 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: MizSterious
Glitter victim

18 posted on 06/19/2011 12:41:07 PM PDT by Krankor (Her voice was soft and cool, her eyes were clear and bright . But she's not there)
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To: Nachum

Bachmann needs to carry pepper spray and use it “liberally” when called for.


19 posted on 06/19/2011 12:49:09 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Nachum

Bachmann needs to carry pepper spray and use it “liberally” when called for.


20 posted on 06/19/2011 12:49:14 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Truth29

They are sending a message: “It was glitter this time. Next time it may be acid or a bullet. We can get close to you with stuff.”


21 posted on 06/19/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Nachum; MizSterious; momincombatboots; 1010RD; SunkenCiv; silverleaf; snoringbear; Fzob; Chode; ...
What exactly is glitter? How dangerous is it when thrown?

Well, whatever it is, this episode is a reminder of the one in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral back around 1990 where several "gay activists" threw condoms around the church and were arrested.

Unless and until they are treated seriously by the law, these jerks will continue to upgrade their projectiles until a tragedy will occur.

22 posted on 06/19/2011 12:59:03 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: AppyPappy; indylindy; EGPWS
AppyPappy wrote:
So you are happier with a liberal anti-gun anti-freedom Democrat than a non-perfect Republican in your eyes. Just wondering which side you were on.

The new Democrat strategy seems to be convincing Republicans to “sit out” the election so they win by default.

I'm on the side of the United States Constitution. I will not vote for a Socialist who views the Constitution as an impediment to big government "assistance programs." If the Republicans can run a candidate who first and foremost will work to return the United States government to operating within the limites of the United States Constitution, they will have my vote. If they run someone who will propose additional spending on social programs, "saving medicare" in its current form and more of the same that we've been getting from both parties for decades.

Actually, if the choice is "Do you want mustard or mayonaise on your crap sandwich?" I'll take the steak and potatoes platter, please. If the GOP won't offer that, then I'm not voting for a crap sandwich with mustard. Sorry.

indylindy wrote:
Bachmann is as close as you are going to get to a Constitutional Conservative.

You might be correct, and I could support a candidate like Bachman or Cain, in spite of any minor disagreements I might have.

EGPWS wrote:
What does this have to do with Michele Bachmann, a conservative?

My response was more to nachum's advice not to "sit this one out." I don't plan on sitting out, but if the Republican leadership thinks they have my vote for Romney because he's "the next guy in line," they will be sadly disappointed. If the stupid party wants to continue with that strategy, the evil party will wipe the floor in 2012. I hope they don't make that mistake, but it's important that Republican "leaders" realize that the race is theirs to lose. If history is any indication, they will try hard to do just that.

23 posted on 06/19/2011 1:02:05 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: cc2k
Fair enough.

It's up to Michele to get out there and show her mettle and convince you.

24 posted on 06/19/2011 1:10:43 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

They sashay and use glitter. We strut and use guns.


25 posted on 06/19/2011 1:48:18 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Nachum

If they have proven how easy it is to get close enough with glitter, how long before someone brings acid? Arrest this thug and throw the book at him.


26 posted on 06/19/2011 1:52:58 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Nachum

If they have proven how easy it is to get close enough with glitter, how long before someone brings acid? Arrest this thug and throw the book at him.


27 posted on 06/19/2011 1:53:10 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: cc2k

If it comes down to Romney and Obama, you don’t get another choice. If I’m a liberal and I want Obama elected, my job is to get you to NOT vote for the Republican. If I can get you to sit out, I win.

If it’s Bachman, my job is to drive a wedge between you and Bachman so you will sit out. Same with Palin. You’ve already admitted you are willing to sit out. All I have to do is get you to do it and I think that is easier than you think.


28 posted on 06/19/2011 2:48:52 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
Let's pray it doesn't come down to Romney vs. Obama. If I remember, you're a big Republican supporter (regardless of whether they are conservative or have any respect for the Constitution of the United States). Your job is to get Republicans elected. If that's your job, it's easy to get my vote. Just put up a candidate who actually respects the United States Constitution. For Presidential candidates, extra brownie points (and motivation) are available if the candidate 1) has actually been an executive, either in government or the private sector, 2) Has actually led an organiztion (state or company) through a downsizing, a period which ended with a smaller overall budget than the organization had at the start. Do not expect me to vote for anyone who has proposed government provided health care or anything like it.

I'm not a fan of career politicians, and I have a good memory. A Republican controlled Congress and a Republican President doubled the budget of the Department of Education in 6 years, and added about fifty percent to the budget of the Department of Energy and to the Department of Health and Human Services over those same 6 years (2001-2007). Many of the same "leaders" who were involved in that are still in the "Republican leadership." IMO, those "leaders" should resign and let some "TEA Party" types who are committed to actually reducing federal spending, federal regulation and returning us to a federal government that lives within the limitations of the United States Constitution.

I'm pretty sure Romney grew the government of Massachusetts in his time as Governor.

Actually, the one candidate I'm most impressed with so far is Herman Cain. I have some issues with him, but he does have executive experience and has led an organization through a major turnaround and back to success. If he stays focused on spending, growth and deregulation, he'll be great. He shows some naïveté, but he is impressive when he speaks. If he can stay focused on spending, deregulation and freedom and avoid pushing FairTax snake oil, he would be a great candidate. He could also focus a bit more on issues of constitutionality and faithfulness to the original intent of the founders. He does speak to this, and his beliefs in this area are pretty strong. Still, he needs to highlight this more.

29 posted on 06/19/2011 4:14:49 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Brilliant; muir_redwoods; Nachum; All
Why dont't they arrest this guy? Charge him with assault and battery.

Actually, it's probably a female (first name is Rachel) or, all things considered, perhaps a transsexual?

30 posted on 06/19/2011 6:02:31 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: PapaBear3625
They are sending a message: “It was glitter this time. Next time it may be acid or a bullet. We can get close to you with stuff.”

Agreed.
I hope Sarah's people are paying attention here.
31 posted on 06/19/2011 6:11:04 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: justiceseeker93

The glitter seems harmless. It’s just a silly way of venting at someone for disagreeing with them.


32 posted on 06/19/2011 9:39:44 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: justiceseeker93

The glitter seems harmless. It’s just a silly way of venting at someone for disagreeing with them.


33 posted on 06/19/2011 9:39:55 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: pnh102

That’s absurd. There is a big difference between the two.

The goal is to nominate the most conservative candidate in the primary. Then the issue is moot, but it’s nuts to take another Obama term because we can’t get our perfect candidate.


34 posted on 06/20/2011 5:22:47 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

I left the Republican party when they nominated McCain...

Now, if I have a few primary candidates I like, I’ll sign up and vote in the primary...

BUT, if I get some gaystapo gay rights, gungrabbing, greenie weenie, illegal alien loving islamophile, I’ll walk away from the Republicans again...

In fact, if the debt ceiling is raised without attaching a complete repel of Obamacare to the legislation, the Republicans are finished...


35 posted on 06/20/2011 5:32:48 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: pnh102

“If a conservative did such a thing to a gay speaker we know they would be all over this.”

A conservative sprinkling glitter on a gay speaker would be considered a compliment by those folks.

It’d have to be something like axle grease, spend shell casings, nuts/bolts, or dark beer to offend.


36 posted on 06/20/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Nachum

They are vicious - and don’t you dare disagree with them! Look at what is happening in New York with same sex marriage. It is being forced on us by weak, spineless politicians.


37 posted on 06/20/2011 6:01:55 AM PDT by juliej
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To: 1010RD
Then the issue is moot, but it’s nuts to take another Obama term because we can’t get our perfect candidate.

Again, I can accept a candidate who is not 100% conservative. I can even accept a candidate who is 50% conservative. What I cannot and will not accept is a candidate like Newt or Romney, who have shown themselves to not be conservative at all.

38 posted on 06/20/2011 6:02:19 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: AppyPappy
Just wondering which side you were on.

Hi Pappy, I was surprised to find you on the "liberal anti-gun anti-freedom Democrat" Romney side.
Count me amongst those will NOT vote for whichever version of McStain the 'pubbie elite decides to slate up this time. The R- leadership has proven over and over they gutless and unable/unwilling to lead even when handed the reins. While no one is perfect, I will not vote for a another "moderate, compromise, please vote for me 'cuz I'm not as f'd up as 0bummer" Republican. If YOUR party doesn't want another 4 years of the Obamam, they need to realize Romney if far more unelectable than Palin, Bachmann or Cain. With all due respect, I wish your side would quit questioning the loyalty of those of us unwilling to compromise again, and start questioning the loyalty of the Republican party "leadership."

39 posted on 06/20/2011 6:18:51 AM PDT by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: j_tull

So if Romney ran against Obama, you would vote for Obama.


40 posted on 06/20/2011 6:20:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
I wouldn't vote for Obama, but there is no way I'd vote for Romney. I've pretty much voted straight Republican (a couple of Libertarian votes in my past) for 30 years. No more. They have to earn my vote now.

The GOP leadership is not loyal to this country or to the Constitution and I will not support them. Show me a Conservative, then I'll vote.

41 posted on 06/20/2011 6:26:32 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Nachum
Faggots throwing glitter?

That's criminal ... misdemeanor assault; perhaps even assault and battery.

Give them what they deserve.

42 posted on 06/20/2011 6:27:23 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I wouldn’t vote for Obama, but there is no way I’d vote for Romney.”

So you wouldn’t vote to replace Obama which sounds like you support a continuation of the current administration. I don’t. I’ll vote to replace Obama. This idea that Romney is worse than Obama is just drivel.

So are you going to send Obama money if he runs against Romney?


43 posted on 06/20/2011 6:30:14 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
Blind following of GOP establishment politicians got us where we are. Bush. Dole. Bush. McCain. Romney. You vote for these people and tell yourself that you are better than me because you oppose the people who push our country to the Left. How's that working out for you?

You think I'm part of the problem? I think you're part of the problem.

And let's be clear: a citizen's vote should be EARNED. I do not OWE anyone my vote. The GOP has not closed the deal with me -- that reflects on them, not me.

44 posted on 06/20/2011 6:35:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: AppyPappy

That is not at all what I said. If NOT voting for a Dem-Lite RINO means not voting at all, so be it.


45 posted on 06/20/2011 6:47:16 AM PDT by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: Nachum

civility.

civil rhetoric.


46 posted on 06/20/2011 6:53:33 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Clintonfatigued

It’s just the new way to tar and feather someone and should be prosecuted as criminal assault along with significant civil damages.


47 posted on 06/20/2011 7:03:35 AM PDT by mongrel
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To: ClearCase_guy

You are confusing the primary with the general election. In the primary, you have lots of choices for candidates. In the general election, you either get the Republican or you get the Democrat.

If you don’t vote for the Republican, you support the Democrat. Then YOU become part of the problem.

I voted for McCain because I thought he was a better choice than Obama. You obviously thought Obama was a better choice.


48 posted on 06/20/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: j_tull

The Democrats thank you for not voting against Obama.


49 posted on 06/20/2011 7:18:33 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
You need to take a breath.

I am not alone in saying that the Republican Party has lost its way. It is not supporting a real conservative viewpoint. The party establishment seems to be favoring inside the beltway types of politicians who do not win elections.

These observations are not new. People have criticized the party on this score for quite a few years. The GOP does not seem to be getting it and is not changing. I point to Michael Steele as an example. Or John McCain and his current call to cut the defense budget and to start a hot war with libya. What is the party doing????

So, here I am, with quite a few other people, and I say "The GOP has lots its way" --

And your consistent response seems to be "Oh? I bet you're sorry you voted for Obama!"

You're not receiving the message. You're just transmitting insults.

50 posted on 06/20/2011 7:27:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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