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EDITORIAL: America abandons Obama
The Washington Times ^ | July 29, 2011 | Editorial Board

Posted on 07/30/2011 6:04:44 AM PDT by no dems

So much for hope and change. With the economy growing worse and worse, the grand promises of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign have faded as the reality of malaise takes hold.

Mr. Obama has vowed to spend $1 billion in advertising dollars to counteract the effect his policies have had on the nation. The GOP’s campaign chief met with The Washington Times on Friday to discuss why that’s not going to work. “I think this [election] is a referendum on Barack Obama,” said Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus. “The people in this country are going to ask themselves a question: ‘Am I better off than I was three or four years ago?’ And the answer is clearly no.”

Even liberals feel betrayed on a number of pet causes like torture and Guantanamo Bay, and they’re jumping ship. The Pew Research Center found Republicans were making huge gains among white voters. In 2008, 46 percent of this demographic group sided with the GOP while 44 percent preferred Democrats. Today, the Republican advantage has grown to 13 points, with the biggest gains found among those under the age of 30.

In other words, the young voters who once identified with the youthful, relatively unknown senator from Illinois are having a severe case of buyer’s remorse. The survey showed Republicans also made a small 2 percent gain among black voters, but larger inroads ought to be possible given the astonishing figure that 16.2 percent of blacks can’t find a job in Mr. Obama’s economy - double the figure for whites. “People are hurting,” said Mr. Priebus. “The problem that Obama has is that he has had results of his presidency, and these results are awful and people know it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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My favorite part of the article was this:
.....the young voters who once identified with the youthful, relatively unknown senator from Illinois are having a severe case of buyer’s remorse.
To which I say boo friggin' hoo; you dumba**es.
1 posted on 07/30/2011 6:04:52 AM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems

"huh..???..oh yeah,unexpectedly"...snoooooze

2 posted on 07/30/2011 6:10:09 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: no dems
"America abandons Obama

Looking back on it, it's kind of easy to understand where his commie old man and whore mother were coming from when they abandoned 0 as a child.

3 posted on 07/30/2011 6:15:17 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: no dems

Its been kind of funny watching as my liberal relatives dutifully spent the day encouraging republicans to vote yes on the Boehner bill only to see it tabled in the senate without debate.


4 posted on 07/30/2011 6:15:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: no dems

Malaise and turkey seem to go hand in hand.
That first turkey sandwich the day after thanksgiving always seems great, but after a a few days of the same thing you grow weary of it.
Yo try to mix it up, maybe a little arugula on that turkey sam will perk it up.
More malaise? The turkey is so dry.

Oh God, I am sick of this turkey and malaise.


5 posted on 07/30/2011 6:16:02 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: no dems
Obama misplayed his hand BADLY in this. With all his MSM butt buddies in his corner he is still is sharing the blame with Boner and the RINOS for the Debt ceiling mess. I think his team miscalculated badly. He thought the Pubbies would cave and then he could run a victory lap and watch his polls rise and dispirit us. What he as done is kill his approval, and let the enemy set the battlefield. I think the Tea Party folks in Congress had it right, who cares about the MSM they hate us anyways stop trying to get them to like you. Right now by accident the Good Cop\Bad Cop thing has the Alinskites, looking through the appendix of Rules for Radicals a supplemental chapter maybe named..”When you enemy is more intractable and resolved than you are, and a majority of the public is not buying your dung...”
6 posted on 07/30/2011 6:16:40 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: skimbell

I thought they wanted to sell him to the Salvation Army.


7 posted on 07/30/2011 6:25:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: pburgh01

Great comment; love it.


8 posted on 07/30/2011 6:27:22 AM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: Doogle

I guess I’m missing something; I don’t understand your comment underneath the picture.


9 posted on 07/30/2011 6:29:00 AM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: mylife
Malaise and turkey seem to go hand in hand. ______________________________________________________________ You misspelled mayonnaise................ (chuckle....just messin' with ya.)
10 posted on 07/30/2011 6:31:41 AM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: no dems

The NY Times has a slightly different opinion. Read this for a laugh a minute: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/07/30/2491197/from-poetry-to-drudgery.html


11 posted on 07/30/2011 6:35:09 AM PDT by csmusaret (If abortion is a choice, let the fetus decide.)
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To: no dems

I used to call him Chaunce, the Gardner, though perhaps, I should have called him Gershom, for he is a stranger in a strange land. He is truly, not of us, he is not an American, regardless of where he was born. He is almost completely deracinated, drifting aimlessly and lost.

He is intellectually about as shallow as any president in history, possibly the most. Warren G. Harding appears to be a towering intellect in comparison. He was waifed along on the Zephyrs of affirmative action and has not the least idea of how the world works, nor his place in it, nor how this nation came to be.


12 posted on 07/30/2011 6:35:17 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: no dems

Yes. America is abandoning Barry just like Stanley Ann did. Hope was not a strategy, and change was not a tactic. He WARNED us he would fundamentally change America, and he DID. Here is the result. 45% of everything we spend is borrowed. It is unsustainable. The stimulus was a kickback to political cronies. The bailouts of GM and Chrysler were dirty jokes. Enough already!


13 posted on 07/30/2011 6:45:25 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: csmusaret; All
This line stood out to me:
But you're still catching breaks. Your field of Republican challengers is weak. None have your personal narrative, your symbolic power.
That's why the Pubbies need Sarah Palin in the race. And with Marco Rubio as her running mate..... Katie bar the door.
14 posted on 07/30/2011 6:46:09 AM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: no dems
Obama has the luxury and advantage of being disassociated with America. He is not ‘American’ in anything that he says, does, or believes.

He is like a hired manager of a 7-11. (for clarity, he has never held a real job and no one would hire him to run a lemonade stand) His mentality is, it would be ‘nice’ if the store makes a profit. It would be nice if no one shoplifts. It would be nice if the store does not go bankrupt. But, all in all, he really doesn't care. He is not vested anyway. No skin off his nose. (and, it would be good if the store failed. it would teach those evil capitalist owners a ‘lesson’ anyway, about exploiting the working man, about keeping the people down) We have hired a manager who wants the store to fail, or at least, is indifferent to it's failure.

None of this is really real to him. He is just playing a game, getting a chip off his shoulder, and making a point about this inherent foolishness of Democracy and Capitalism. This is all a theoretical exercise to him.

His headache is always those real American’s, Republicans and Democrats, who do actually care about this country, who do care more about America than proving some pie-in-the-sky theory and ‘making a point’. We drive him crazy.

15 posted on 07/30/2011 6:54:01 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: no dems

...everything that goes on with Odumbo is unexpectedly....unemployment,inflation,now his popularity, even though we all knew it was all BS....people leaving in groups, is NOT unexpected.....but that’s what the MSM claims every time it happens to him.


16 posted on 07/30/2011 6:54:31 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: no dems

-—Mr. Obama has vowed to spend $1 billion in advertising dollars-—

A better descriptive would be laundered stimulus Dollars

The money is being kicked back from the recipients


17 posted on 07/30/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

He is intellectually about as shallow as any president in history, possibly the most. Warren G. Harding appears to be a towering intellect in comparison. He was waifed along on the Zephyrs of affirmative action and has not the least idea of how the world works, nor his place in it, nor how this nation came to be.

When we speculate on Obama’s intelligence based on what he has done to the country in his short tenure, we usually assume he is really trying to get this country on its feet again. That is an error. If we assume the opposite, that he is trying to destroy the country, he is succeeding brilliantly. I don’t believe that he is the braintrust behind this coup, but he has certainly proven a useful idiot to those in charge. I wish I knew who “those in charge” were.


18 posted on 07/30/2011 6:57:48 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Condor51; thouworm; sickoflibs; GOPJ; Grampa Dave; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ..

"Obama, you think these suckers gonna vote for you again after all your screwups?"

"My screwups? You the one who angered the suckers, gallivanting around in designer outfits."

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Obama has FAILED in every "government service" he has shoved down our throats while throwing away trillions of tax dollars. There are over 200 taxes being collected so that the govt is blanketed with tax income. AND NOW OBAMA WANTS AMERICANS TO BELIEVE he can be trusted with a higher debt ceiling, a multi-trillion dollar budget, and govt-run health care.

Obama's a reverse King Midas---everything he touches turns to trash.

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MOMENTS TO REMEMBER Govt can't even run a high-demand business like a house of prostitution. Several years ago, govt took over the Mustang Ranch in Nevada because they didn't pay their taxes; after which it soon closed.

19 posted on 07/30/2011 6:59:28 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: no dems

Talk about colonial attitude. He has it in spades. He thought he could step into the presidency and rule us like an ....skip that word...potentate. He thought we were as easily cowed as the citizens of...well, skip the name of that country.
There’s never been a country like America and there has never been a people like Americans. Give him a dacha and let him live out his days playing “if only” and let us follow the statement of Carl Schnurz
“My country right or wrong
If Right to be kept Right
If Wrong to be put RIGHT.”
We’ll put America right again.


20 posted on 07/30/2011 7:01:59 AM PDT by Rytas
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To: no dems

The only solid support Obama has left comes from the Blacks, who support him primarily because he shares a melanin-enriched skin tone. Blacks voting for a Black because he’s Black. But “conservatives are racists.”


21 posted on 07/30/2011 7:02:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

He’s a mouthpiece, front man, for whoever is relaying the game plan on the other end of his blackberry when he’s out on the golf course.


22 posted on 07/30/2011 7:02:27 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: skimbell

LOL!!


23 posted on 07/30/2011 7:02:40 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Josephat

I agree that operationally he has been effective in destroying the country. I think we wants to turn America into a socialist utopia, sort of the kind of country a lot of American leftist imagine Sweden was in 1970. I do not think we means to harm the country, it’s just that he is in thrall to a bunch of half-baked and outdated collectivists notions.


24 posted on 07/30/2011 7:02:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: 240B
"His headache is always those real American’s, Republicans and Democrats, who do actually care about this country, who do care more about America than proving some pie-in-the-sky theory and ‘making a point’. We drive him crazy.

I haven't seen one wit of evidence of a single elected Democrat that cares about this country. Well, maybe the 5 vulnerable congressmen allowed to vote for CCB.

25 posted on 07/30/2011 7:05:54 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: mylife

” Oh God, I am sick of this turkey and malaise.”

Time for a steak : )


26 posted on 07/30/2011 7:06:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: no dems

27 posted on 07/30/2011 7:06:54 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: no dems
By the time Nov ‘12 arrives, even ‘some of the people all of the time’ obots may see the light and come around.
28 posted on 07/30/2011 7:08:15 AM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: bert

” -—Mr. Obama has vowed to spend $1 billion in advertising dollars-—

A better descriptive would be laundered stimulus Dollars

The money is being kicked back from the recipients”

You seem to be on of a very few who get this.


29 posted on 07/30/2011 7:08:24 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: bert

” -—Mr. Obama has vowed to spend $1 billion in advertising dollars-—

A better descriptive would be laundered stimulus Dollars

The money is being kicked back from the recipients”

You seem to be one of a very few who get this.


30 posted on 07/30/2011 7:08:32 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Travis McGee

Very accurate.


31 posted on 07/30/2011 7:09:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Liz

” Obama’s a reverse King Midas-—everything he touches turns to trash. “

Everything.


32 posted on 07/30/2011 7:10:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: no dems

ah yes another “grand experiment” gone bad..Time to Wake Up America. Real Leaders need to have proven experience and track records...community organizers can only do one thing and that is organize the paybacks with taxpayer grease. We are out of grease and patience.


33 posted on 07/30/2011 7:15:12 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: no dems

they voted for him.


34 posted on 07/30/2011 7:18:55 AM PDT by ken21 (dem + rino progressives -- 150 years destroying america.)
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To: Liz

” MOMENTS TO REMEMBER Govt can’t even run a high-demand business like a house of prostitution. Several years ago, govt took over the Mustang Ranch in Nevada because they didn’t pay their taxes; after which it soon closed. “

Hairy Reids old pal, Conforte....LOL!


35 posted on 07/30/2011 7:19:21 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: All

America is quickly and quietly marching toward Cloward and Pevin....a complete downfall of the government and country. Obama is the pusher. Behind him marches the socialists who run the Democrat Party and the MSM (Main Stream Media). Finally, Americans everywhere are seeing this happen. To date the market has remained currently stable. It goes up a little, down a little and flatlines quite a lot, but it is the real only stability so far, out there. The constant threats from liberals and the current resident of the White House could unhindge the whole mess, but to date that has not happened. Obama holds the keys of power and messing with the market may be his last try in his redistribution plan. So far, he has managed to almost totally destroy the financial security of America.


36 posted on 07/30/2011 7:19:28 AM PDT by cousair
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To: no dems
.....the young voters who once identified with the youthful, relatively unknown senator from Illinois are having a severe case of buyer’s remorse

Similiar to the buyer's remorse of all the folks who "deserved" to own a home but couldn't afford one...Believng a liberal will always cause remorse in the end.

37 posted on 07/30/2011 7:27:19 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: bert

Yeah viscerally Americans know the money was skimmed by the most corrupt administration ever.

“laundered stimulus Dollars”


38 posted on 07/30/2011 7:28:00 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Josephat
I wish I knew who “those in charge” were.

Just follow the money and be ready for long trip.

39 posted on 07/30/2011 7:30:21 AM PDT by oyez (s)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

He’ll get the support of those getting checks in the next election.


40 posted on 07/30/2011 7:37:47 AM PDT by alrea
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To: csmusaret; no dems

BHOMayo


41 posted on 07/30/2011 7:44:06 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: no dems
Every time there's bad news about the economy or anything else dems have control of - the AP and MSM write it up as ‘unexpected’. It's a conservative joke about the bias of the press and the unending rationalizations used by liberals to prove nothing is their fault...
42 posted on 07/30/2011 7:45:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (Honk if I'm paying for your car, your mortgage, and your big, fat Greek bailout - mewzilla)
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To: SERKIT

Let’s see, his mother had a man’s name; Bambi is a homo. His mother and his father were commies; Bambi’s a commie. His friends are all commies; Bambi loves commies. I think I’m seeing a pattern here!


43 posted on 07/30/2011 7:50:23 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: no dems
Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer and another Demo gave speeches from House floor on CSPAN this Thurs. or Friday last July 21 or 22 stating that the budget and debt ceiling crises are all George Bush`s fault.-

I kid you not.

I laughed so hard the cat jumped up and fell off the tv onto the floor.

44 posted on 07/30/2011 8:02:11 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: no dems
Malaise: A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify...

This ain't malaise.

We don't have a "general feeling of discomfort" and we certainly know the "exact cause" of what we're feeling.

It's very specific anger, not general discomfort.
45 posted on 07/30/2011 8:04:48 AM PDT by TheCornerOffice
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To: cousair
"America is quickly and quietly marching toward Cloward and Plivin....a complete downfall of the government and country. Obama is the pusher. Behind him marches the socialists who run the Democrat Party and the MSM (Main Stream Media)."

I take a different tack, from the "be careful what you wish for file". I liken it to some kid and his siblings playing with a pressure cooker on the stove, who really doesn't understand what the pressure cooker does. Oh, if something goes wrong, he figures he can just blame it on the neighbor kid, and the siblings will provide cover. Problem is, when that cooker blows, its gonna take out the kid and his siblings, and possibly other stuff in the kitchen. At that point, the blame game isn't going to matter.

46 posted on 07/30/2011 8:06:14 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe

You may be right but there is nothing “kid like” about Obama and or those behind and/or with him in what is happening. It is a well thought out ongoing plan to make America more like Europe and their socialized way of living.


47 posted on 07/30/2011 8:17:41 AM PDT by cousair
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To: no dems

FYI- Rubio cannot be Sarah’s running mate because he is not NBC, a natural born citizen. His parents were not US citizens when he was born, therefore he cannot ever run for POTUS or be VP.


48 posted on 07/30/2011 8:23:58 AM PDT by stockpirate (Proud member of the TEA Party Hobbits.........remeber the hobbits won the day)
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To: 240B

Nicely stated. With your permission, I’d like to steal that for use with a couple of relatives.


49 posted on 07/30/2011 8:24:27 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: pburgh01

The Alinskyites aren’t about to back off now. They haven’t even got to the government shutdown part yet.


50 posted on 07/30/2011 8:32:41 AM PDT by ngat
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