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Former Obama Economic Adviser on Downgrade: We're 'Pretty Darn [expletive] [profanity in article]
NewsBusters ^ | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/05/2011 10:14:54 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com

Christina Romer, the former chair of Obama's Council of Economic Advisers on Friday offered a rather strong opinion concerning the announcement by Standard & Poor's that the credit rating agency downgraded America's debt to AA+.

Appearing on HBO's "Real Time," Romer said we're "pretty darn f--ked" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no commentary needed):

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BILL MAHER, HOST: So, excuse my language, but we used to do a segment on this show called “How F—ked Are We?”

(VIDEO CLIP)

MAHER: I didn’t expect that there. This, just before we went on the air they said our rating got downgraded.

CHRISTINA ROMER, FORMER CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: So, pretty darned f—ked.

[Laughter and applause]

MAHER: Ooh.

ROMER: I’ve been hanging around Tim Geithner too long.

[Laughter]

MAHER: Why, does he swear like a sailor?

ROMER: Oh, like a seventh grade boy.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: aa; aaa; aaplus; balancedapproach; christinaromer; creditrating; cutcapbalance; debt; debtceiling; debtlimit; geithner; obama; obamanomics; ratings; recovery; standardpoors; usa2aa
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1 posted on 08/05/2011 10:14:59 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

The woman wants porkulus II followed by porkulus III etc etc etc ...just heard her on Bloomberg....


2 posted on 08/05/2011 10:19:33 PM PDT by Fred (Palin/Bachmann 2012 OR Bachmann/Palin 2012......that is the ticket!!!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

>> Maher: “How F—ked Are We?”
>> Romer: “So, pretty darned f—ked.”
>> audience: [Laughter and applause]

Right there is the measure of that asshole’s audience.


3 posted on 08/05/2011 10:22:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: Fred

What other choice does he have. NONE.


4 posted on 08/05/2011 10:24:57 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: RatherBiased.com

We were f——d when the election was conceded by McCain.

Hold on to your goods — it is going to get much worse before November of next year.


5 posted on 08/05/2011 10:26:47 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: RatherBiased.com
Not everybody's unhappy...
6 posted on 08/05/2011 10:31:55 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: RatherBiased.com
CHRISTINA ROMER, FORMER CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: So, pretty darned f—ked.

[Laughter and applause]


No excuse for males cussing like this but a female that does so is only letting the world know she is trash.

7 posted on 08/05/2011 10:43:20 PM PDT by jla
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To: Fred

Wow isn’t she funny and clever?!?! Not like she had anything to do with the debt downgrade....Wasn’t she responsible for Porkulus 1?!?!


8 posted on 08/05/2011 10:52:27 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: RatherBiased.com

LOL!!!!


9 posted on 08/05/2011 10:52:53 PM 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: RatherBiased.com
Pretty darn glib coming from the women who planned and pushed through the crazy, irresponsible, and ineffective spending explosion that is responsible for America, “being pretty darn F**ked, giggle, giggle”

Of course we are more than just a little F**ked, we are well and truly F**ked, and this crop of losers did it to us.

The people in charge of this Administration are simply not normal, responsible competent adults, they are perpetual adolescents with psychopathic personalities with no sense of shame for the pain their misconduct is about to inflict on this country..

If I had done to this country what Christine Romer is largely responsible for, I would publicly commit Seppuku in apology to the American people

10 posted on 08/05/2011 10:52:59 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Gene Eric

Well, they ARE a$$holes....


11 posted on 08/05/2011 10:54:00 PM 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: jla

No excuse for males cussing like this but a female that does so is only letting the world know she is trash.

Totally agree. Mt wife and I were together for twelve years before she passed, still quite young.

And in those twelve years, I never heard her swear or use a cuss word. Not a single time. Not once.

Of course on two occasions, I did see her break things that didn’t deserve breaking! But she NEVER swore.

The last true lady I can remember meeting. I was the luckiest man in the world. And now I’m one of the lamest...


12 posted on 08/05/2011 11:00:29 PM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: RatherBiased.com

And I thought the Clinton people were children. Sheesh, they were mental giants compared to this Obambi bunch.


13 posted on 08/05/2011 11:03:05 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Obama will now shove Geithner under the bus.


14 posted on 08/05/2011 11:03:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: A Navy Vet

Clinton, love him or hate him, was a very astute, capable politician. I doubt this would have occurred under his watch.

But it seems like about six times, I’ve read statements by people coming out of meetings with Zero saying pretty much the same thing. The guy IS TOTALLY CLUELESS!!!


15 posted on 08/05/2011 11:07:28 PM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: rdcbn
Pretty darn glib coming from the women who planned and pushed through the crazy, irresponsible, and ineffective spending explosion that is responsible for America, “being pretty darn F**ked, giggle, giggle”

Reading the transcript, it's obvious that Maher set her up for the line. Wouldn't be surprised if they rehearsed it.

Essentially, the execrable Maher put the words in her mouth. But she's a fool for mouthing them.

16 posted on 08/05/2011 11:12:27 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Why aren’t these people on trial?


17 posted on 08/05/2011 11:13:27 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Sounds like a conversation that went on in my head on election night 2008.


18 posted on 08/05/2011 11:16:28 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: jla

We need better than 7th grade minds and vocabulary in positions of responsibility.


19 posted on 08/05/2011 11:23:06 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Ha ha ha!. I thought the explanation for the whole debt ceiling debate and eventual sell-out agreement was to avoid just such happenstance? Ha ha ha!


20 posted on 08/05/2011 11:33:31 PM PDT by semaj (Anybody who claims that violence never solved anything is a liar..., just ask the government.)
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To: All; RatherBiased.com
The House, under Boehner, passed a plan with bipartisan support that would have averted this downgrade on put us on the right path: "Cut, Cap & Balance" (HR 2560).

What did Obama & the obstructionist Senate say?

Harry Reid: "Over, Done, Dead"

White House: "Duck, Dodge and Dismantle."

21 posted on 08/05/2011 11:36:37 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Get behind ONE "Balanced Budget Amendment" (BBA))
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To: okie01
Pretty darn glib coming from the women who planned and pushed through the crazy, irresponsible, and ineffective spending explosion that is responsible for America, “being pretty darn F**ked, giggle, giggle”
Reading the transcript, it's obvious that Maher set her up for the line. Wouldn't be surprised if they rehearsed it.

Essentially, the execrable Maher put the words in her mouth. But she's a fool for mouthing them.


That's not the point. The point is that Christine Romer was one of the Obama Administrations top Board Of Economic Ad visors.

She resigned because as she put it, “our policies have not worked and we really did not understand e=what we were doing” after pushing through a TRILLION dollar “Stimulus” which has made our economy worse and has squandered, mostly for political payoff, not economic benefit, pretty much all the assets available to help work us out of this serious economic downturn.

SHE is as personally responsible for the misery that is about to descend on this country as is any one single person can be.

I am brought to tears thinking of how many families are going to lose their home, jobs and life savings because of her ill conceived waste of a frickin trillion dollars, the single biggest wasted financial expenditure in world history, that consumed all of this countries financial reserves and devoured it's economic seed corn.

She exhibits no shame, no remorse and most of all no empathy for the misery that she has caused and is going to cause millions of American and actually giggles like a little girl the we are ,"pretty darn F**ked" like it is funny. I wonder if all of the children's lives that she has ruined and going to giggle while their lives are "pretty darn F**ked"

This is the real world where your actions have consequences, not some University coffee house where you debate whether you deserved a A or a B on an exam, and you don't get partial credit for destroying the worlds largest economy

22 posted on 08/05/2011 11:39:25 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: RatherBiased.com

Treasury Sec. Geithner compared to a 7th grade boy by Obama’s former chief economic advisor? Good stuff.


23 posted on 08/05/2011 11:39:56 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Get behind ONE "Balanced Budget Amendment" (BBA))
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To: comebacknewt

LOL. I had the same conversation.


24 posted on 08/05/2011 11:40:52 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: rdcbn
That's not the point.

Yes, it was the point. Her line wasn't spontaneous and it was pre-planned is the only point I was making.

You were making the larger point. And I didn't dispute it.

So, why criticize me?

25 posted on 08/05/2011 11:48:46 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Yeah Romer, funny...funny.

It is only our retirements, so laugh your fat ass off.


26 posted on 08/05/2011 11:49:55 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: okie01
Not criticizing you, I’m criticizing her.

She is on the hook for one of the biggest F**kups in human history. One that resulted in the waste of one trillion dollars, and may intimately result in the collapse of the world economy, and she GIGGLES. She shows no remorse, no empathy for misery she has caused and she giggles for gosh sakes, she just giggles

At least Stalin didn't giggle about what he did to the kulaks

27 posted on 08/05/2011 11:59:09 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: EagleUSA

well we were pretty screwed once McVain was the nominee, with or without Sarah Palin


28 posted on 08/06/2011 12:01:05 AM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: EagleUSA
We were f——d when the election was conceded by McCain.

The Tea Party should start calling this the Obama/McCain administration.

29 posted on 08/06/2011 12:02:52 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: RatherBiased.com

Sad thing is I know people, that even today, said the only way out of this economy is to spend more.

Hello? Spend more? Allrighty then ~ when we can’t pay our bills without borrowing, we really spend a lot more money because that’s the only way out......not so much.

I thought by now these idiots would have woken up.


30 posted on 08/06/2011 12:13:10 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: rdcbn
She shows no remorse, no empathy for misery she has caused and she giggles for gosh sakes, she just giggles

Has it occurred to you that she might be too stupid to recognize her culpability?

It's my observation that there is a gob of expensive education -- but little in the way of intelligence -- in this administration.

31 posted on 08/06/2011 12:36:14 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: RatherBiased.com
I don't know if it's ironical but Romer argued in her doctoral thesis that FDR's policies did not bring an end to the depression. She said when Hitler invaded Poland European money began flowing into U.S. banks and markets. Britain froze bank accounts at one point to stem to drain.
32 posted on 08/06/2011 12:45:30 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Gene Eric
>> Maher: “How F—ked Are We?”
>> Romer: “So, pretty darned f—ked.”
>> audience: [Laughter and applause]

Right there is the measure of that asshole’s audience.

_______________________________________________________________________

President Hoover, Mr. Chief Justice, my friends:

This is a day of national consecration. And I am certain that on this day my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency, I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impels.

This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure, as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life, a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.

From President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's March 3 1933 First Inaugural Address

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/fdrfirstinaugural.html

Contrast that with this from Romer and Maher

>> Maher: “How F—ked Are We?”
>> Romer: “So, pretty darned f—ked. Giggle giggle”
>> audience: [Laughter and applause]

From Christina Romer, ex chair of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers August 8 2011

Never before in history has the US had a debt down grade. Even during the worst days of the Great Depression And the failed Ex CHAIR of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, who Quarterbacked Obama's economic policies for the first half of the Administration, goes on the Maher show (bad judgment under any circumstances for some one at the level of an ex chair of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers) and tells the world that the US economy is “pretty darn F**ked. giggle giggle”

What is the rest of the world going to think about this and what kind of a vote of confidence give in the stability of the US Economy and Monetary system at a very critical time?

What kind of people do we have running our country?

I'm speechless in shock. This is so wrong on so many levels I don't even know where to begin to to evaluate the damage this moron has done to our country and is continuing to do.

33 posted on 08/06/2011 1:03:26 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: okie01
She shows no remorse, no empathy for misery she has caused and she giggles for gosh sakes, she just giggles
Has it occurred to you that she might be too stupid to recognize her culpability?

It's my observation that there is a gob of expensive education — but little in the way of intelligence — in this administration.


Stupid is just part of it.

Actually it has occurred to to me that she is a stupid, irresponsible,immature arrested adolescent with a clinical psychopathic personality disorder who has no remorse nor empathy for those who she has inflected misey upon.

She was also the CHAIRPERSON (ie the head) of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.

She is also probably one of the more competent and of a higher caliber and class than the rest of the people who are running the Obama government

Be afraid, be very afraid

34 posted on 08/06/2011 1:15:08 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: truth_seeker

She sounds darn giddy over it, doesn’t she?


35 posted on 08/06/2011 1:17:57 AM PDT by ponygirl (Okay, so you're not a racist. Who are you going to vote for in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot?)
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To: ponygirl

Almost like it was part of the plan and she nailed it spot on


36 posted on 08/06/2011 1:23:12 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: ponygirl

Almost like it was part of the plan and she nailed it spot on


37 posted on 08/06/2011 1:23:32 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

>> This is so wrong on so many levels

Your disgust is the imperative that will ensure our nations freedom and prosperity.

BTW, if I’m not mistaken, the famous phrase, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”, was provided by Napoleon Hill.

Ask yourself: will their madness trump your desire for liberty? Indeed, we have nothing to fear.


38 posted on 08/06/2011 1:25:12 AM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: djf

Well, you can honestly say that God smiled on you for those 12 years.


39 posted on 08/06/2011 3:34:37 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: RatherBiased.com

Now watch members of both parties turn on each other like rats on a sinking ship. They have no one left who will swallow their lies about the state of the republic, not to mention their attempt to blame the T Party. Ha ha ha!


40 posted on 08/06/2011 3:42:29 AM PDT by semaj (Anybody who claims that violence never solved anything is a liar..., just ask the government.)
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To: rdcbn
“She is on the hook for one of the biggest F**kups in human history. One that resulted in the waste of one trillion dollars, and may intimately result in the collapse of the world economy, and she GIGGLES. She shows no remorse, no empathy for misery she has caused and she giggles for gosh sakes, she just giggles”

You summed up the attitude of this whole administration.

Obama laughed when he said maybe the jobs weren't as shovel-ready as he thought.

These people are trying their best to bring down this great country. It would make a great commercial to put these type of comments together in a video montage of their attitudes.

41 posted on 08/06/2011 4:04:43 AM PDT by FR_addict
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MAHER: Why, does he swear like a sailor?
ROMER: Oh, like a seventh grade boy.

So glad to see that adults are in charge. /s

42 posted on 08/06/2011 4:09:48 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: RatherBiased.com
And yet this fat cow will go on teaching the failed theories of Keynsean Economics at her cushy tenured job.

She, idiot Goolsbie, and other Obama "intellectuals" are responsible for most of the distress we have now.

43 posted on 08/06/2011 4:10:58 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RatherBiased.com.
44 posted on 08/06/2011 4:17:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Great...so We the People basically let the 16 yr olds have the keys to the ‘Vette....with a case of Jack Daniels in the trunk....


45 posted on 08/06/2011 4:22:38 AM PDT by mo
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To: EagleUSA
We were f——d when the election was conceded by McCain

We were f---d when McCain became the GOP candidate - it was a lose-lose situation from the get-go.

46 posted on 08/06/2011 4:30:07 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: A Navy Vet

“And I thought the Clinton people were children. Sheesh, they were mental giants compared to this Obambi bunch.”

And think of the large mass of psychotic adolescents in the electorate who elected them.

IMHO


47 posted on 08/06/2011 4:56:35 AM PDT by ripley
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To: RatherBiased.com
MAHER: Why, does he swear like a sailor?
ROMER: Oh, like a seventh grade boy.
Aha-ha. A seventh grade boy.
No wonder he has trouble with Turbo Tax.
48 posted on 08/06/2011 5:34:30 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: jla
*** No excuse for males cussing like this but a female that does so is only letting the world know she is trash. ***

I don't disagree.
But, if you clicked the link and watched the video clip you'd see she didn't really want to say it and was pretty embarrassed after she did.

However her last answer was the real clue. Turbo Tax Timmy acts like a little boy.

49 posted on 08/06/2011 5:39:19 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Enchante
well we were pretty screwed once McVain was the nominee, with or without Sarah Palin

New Hampshire's open primary system revived McCain's moribund campaign...if it had been closed, Romney would have taken NH. Would he have beaten Obama? We can only speculate...

This is another fine mess you've gotten us into, New Hampshire...

50 posted on 08/06/2011 5:49:57 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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