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White House adviser blames tea party for downgrade (Axelrod)
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Posted on 08/07/2011 10:08:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House adviser is blaming the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on tea party Republicans, whom he says were unwilling to compromise on how to reduce the federal debt.

The adviser to President Barack Obama, David Axelrod, tells CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday ..

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.. also criticized GOP presidential candidates for not speaking up in favor of compromise.

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I got some 'compromise' right here at the end of my leg, Axelrod.

Ya want a left one or a right one upside your butt.

1 posted on 08/07/2011 10:08:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Where is the compromise in mutual assured financial suicide?


2 posted on 08/07/2011 10:09:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Look who popped back up out of his Chicago gopher hole

Combover Axelrod
the DNC’s best and brightest


3 posted on 08/07/2011 10:10:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: NormsRevenge

Shut the #$@! up, you astroturfer!


4 posted on 08/07/2011 10:10:22 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let’s see. First they told us it would never happen if we raised the debt ceiling. The tea party said BS we are going to be lowered if we do raise the debt ceiling.

Then they said there was a $2 trillion error so S&P was wrong to downgrade.

Now they are saying it’s the tea party’s fault. Well maybe. I guess if they had stuck together and fillibustered the senate to prevent us from raising the debt ceiling we wouldn’t be in this mess. But blaming them for not being able to stop the democrats is just silly.


5 posted on 08/07/2011 10:11:16 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: NormsRevenge

Republicans!

Get off your lame butts, and tell democrats they are full of crap and they know it.

Say it! Stop being such weenies.


6 posted on 08/07/2011 10:12:14 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we are good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wasn’t what’s his name, the spokes nerd, saying Obama was involved in this deal from beginning to end? Isn’t this admitting that he gave in to the tea Party?

I love how the dems act like the Tea Party is more of a threat than Al Qaeda. These are Americans who are using their voices. When leftists do it it’s ‘speaking truth to power,’ when conservatives do it it’s thuggery and terrorism.

I have written this here probably a dozen times, but it really fits: I never thought I could loathe this administration and the Democrat party more, but they’ve managed to top themselves again.


7 posted on 08/07/2011 10:12:52 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is Bush’s fault, the credit rating company used phony numbers, it is because he is black, the republicans are at fault. Turbo Tax Tim did it! The Pesky TEA Party did it!


8 posted on 08/07/2011 10:13:35 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: NormsRevenge

Axelrod also blames the tea party for his itsy bitsy teenie weenie underdeveloped penis


9 posted on 08/07/2011 10:14:03 AM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Moron !!!


10 posted on 08/07/2011 10:14:05 AM PDT by jennychase
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To: NormsRevenge
Axelrod a White House advisor again?

Thought he had returned to Chicago.

Looks like Obama's calling in all troops.

11 posted on 08/07/2011 10:14:16 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: NormsRevenge

We need to stop acknowledging their name calling and inform them matter of factly, Our numbers are increasing and we will win. Period.


12 posted on 08/07/2011 10:14:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: NormsRevenge

Chicago = broke.

Illinois = broke.

The Executive branch of the US government is now run by Chicago Politicians.

And it’s OUR fault we’re being downgraded?


13 posted on 08/07/2011 10:14:43 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Big Lie is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, for a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” Hitler believed the technique was used by Jews to unfairly blame Germany’s loss in World War I on German Army officer Erich Ludendorff.

His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.


14 posted on 08/07/2011 10:15:01 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama has to blame someone, he can’t blame Bush any more.

CBS and the NYT has a poll out that says that public support for the TEA Party has been cut in half since the debt deal.

Blame the TEA Party is the new talking point.


15 posted on 08/07/2011 10:15:14 AM PDT by Eva
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To: NormsRevenge

But of course, do you think he’s going to tell the truth and say that it’s because of Zero’s non-existent leadership skills?


16 posted on 08/07/2011 10:15:57 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: NormsRevenge
LOL, Axelrod, your response is exactly why this Great Country, the United States of America, is in the mess it is in.

You know you are lying and that you are wrong.

When Clinton left office, the debt to GDP ratio was 57%. When Bush left office (eight years later), the ratio was 69%. After 2.5 years of the Obama-Axelrod/Mugabe Rule the ratio is 97%.


The Senate has not had a budget for more than 800+ days. Obama, after being warned by the rating agencies proposed such an irresponsible budget that it was voted down by the Reid Senate by 97-0.

Obama’s best buddies, Pelosie and Reid have had control of the House and Senate from January 1 2007. He and his fellow Democrats have been in control of the purse for 4+ years now.

The Repubs have had the House for just 7 months now. They have passed the Ryan bill which Obama attacked ferociously. The House passed the CC&B bill that was tabled by the Senate and was declared DOA by Obama. How is this fiscal mess the Republicans’ fault?

OBAMA/Axelrod = EPIC FAIL

17 posted on 08/07/2011 10:16:15 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They did compromise you f’n liar! They wanted Cut, Cap, and Balance! Let me guess, nobody challenged this lying snake’s BS!


18 posted on 08/07/2011 10:17:14 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: NormsRevenge; MNJohnnie

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2759975/posts?page=2#2


19 posted on 08/07/2011 10:17:24 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is Bush’s fault, the credit rating company used phony numbers, it is because he is black, the republicans are at fault. Turbo Tax Tim did it! The Tea Party did it in the Library with the wrench!


20 posted on 08/07/2011 10:17:24 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: NormsRevenge; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ..
Those Tea Party Terrorists LOL, Yes, S+P must want us to run up even more debt and spending as Democrats are proposing, see ‘unpayabl-size debt’=’solvency’

Of course Dems are repeating the line that ‘Obama put four trillion of deficit reduction on the table and Republicans rejected it’ line that he was planning for with his phony negotiations. Republicans still havent figured out how to answer that one when they go on the talk shows.

21 posted on 08/07/2011 10:18:31 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: NormsRevenge

Translation: Tea Party Repubs wouldn’t raise taxes.

Pray for America


22 posted on 08/07/2011 10:18:35 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The thing is, they’ll repeat this bald faced lie until everyone believes it. The GOP needs to get out ahead of this one.


23 posted on 08/07/2011 10:18:40 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: NormsRevenge

that’s the strength the left has ... their advantage ... of ‘leading’ from behind.

since they never do anything (where’s their budget?)...they can never do anything that can be viewed as wrong.

they just sit back and take pot-shots from behind (from behind US ... at our backs!)


24 posted on 08/07/2011 10:19:34 AM PDT by mreerm
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To: NormsRevenge

Axelrod you tool! Here is the debt growth under Democrats and Obama:

http://confoundedinterest.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/debtgdp.png

The Bush argument is BS. Obama could have stop the Wall Street bailouts, etc., but didn’t.


25 posted on 08/07/2011 10:20:03 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: NormsRevenge
A top White House adviser is blaming the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on tea party Republicans, whom he says were unwilling to compromise on how to reduce the federal debt.

You mean that little ol' extremist group that EVERYBODY hates because they are a danger to our country and is so minuscule that they will NEVER have any relevance in society.......did all that? /s

26 posted on 08/07/2011 10:20:29 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: americanophile

My prediction:

The GOP will sit meekly sucking on their thumbs until in a day or two, Sarah Palin will send a 10-word tweet which FLATTENS the entire democrat party.

Just you watch.


27 posted on 08/07/2011 10:20:29 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we are good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah AxelFRAUD its easy to blame the tea party rather then blame the guy who is actually PRESIDENT..ya know, the guy in CHARGE..if Obama were a Republican the Dems would be going after him like crazy saying he was responsible for all of this but since its a Dem in charge they are trying to shift the blame. Obama is the President(Feel sick even typing that) its HIS fault..deal with it Dems, its HIS fault


28 posted on 08/07/2011 10:22:24 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NormsRevenge

I posted right after the downgrade sayin’ that the Dems would blame the Republican Party in general and the Tea Party specifically. If I, a retired trucker, knew what the Dems would do and say how could our so called leaders in the Republican Party not have known this was coming? It really is just obvious. Probably every FReeper here knew this was coming.

The main question here is why weren’t they prepared for this? Why didn’t they go on the offensive immediately? Why oh why won’t they EVER go on the offensive instead of reacting to what the Dems will do and say. It’s not as if they can’t not know what the Dems are going to do in any given situation. They are sooo predictable.


29 posted on 08/07/2011 10:22:43 AM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Republicans! Get off your lame butts, and tell democrats they are full of crap and they know it. Say it! Stop being such weenies.

I guess they are still on vacation. That's it, right? Or are they simply sitting back and enjoying the show hoping it will rid them of those pesky Tea Partiers?
30 posted on 08/07/2011 10:22:45 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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Is this all the TEA Party’s fault too,, AXelrod?

Dollar to drop on S&P move
http://news.yahoo.com/dollar-drop-p-move-saf-haven-demand-seen-044626271.html

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar may fall and Treasury yields rise on Monday in response to the United States losing its top-tier credit rating from Standard & Poor’s but any selling is likely to be tempered by the euro zone’s escalating debt crisis.

Equity markets’ likely reaction was indicated by a drop of more than six percent on Sunday in Tel Aviv stocks, one of the first to open globally after S&P on Friday cut the U.S. long-term credit rating by a notch to AA-plus from AAA.

Investors will be all the more likely to withdraw to safe havens, such as the Swiss franc, the yen and gold, if euro zone officials cannot stem concern that their debt crisis risks engulfing Italy, the bloc’s third largest economy, whose government bond yields have soared to 14-year highs.


31 posted on 08/07/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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...if Obama were a Republican the Dems would be going after him like crazy saying he was responsible for all of this...

Yes. And so why are not Republicans doing exactly that??

32 posted on 08/07/2011 10:25:47 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we are good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Axelrod is one of the heads of the Obama Hydraheaded re-election team.. more a strategic thinker, like Plouffe..

a retired Granny could clean his clock in a street debate..


33 posted on 08/07/2011 10:26:16 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Axelrod’s over-the-top scapegoating attempt will fail. But, it’s great to see because it shows they White House is in FULL PANIC MODE.


34 posted on 08/07/2011 10:26:43 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: americanophile
You're right, but two things make it unlikely. First, the 'Rats own the media. The media are the 'Rats. Relatively few people view news outlets like FOX. Most sheeple are spoon-fed their information from the MSM. That means they'll get the 'Rat meme and nothing else.

Second, it simply isn't in the nature of the GOP to fight the 'Rats. They simply don't do it. The 'Rats have always been the masters when it comes to down-and-dirty street fighting. In some ways, the GOP is like the kid who always gets picked on by the bullies ('Rats) and would rather hide than fight. The 'Rats will kick the GOP in the teeth and they'll just whimper. Then they'll be laughed at and marginalized. Until that changes, it will be the same old story.

35 posted on 08/07/2011 10:27:49 AM PDT by chimera
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To: sickoflibs

How about Republicans would have been more than willing to cut $4 trillion and then some, but they were unwilling to strangle the growth of the economy with tax increases in the middle of the Obama recession. The Republicans ran on a platform that they would not raise taxes and won! Obama and the Rats had super majorities for 2 years, if they wanted tax increases why did they not pass them then? Why did they do nothing and let the debt and unemployment spiral out of control? Is Obama going to take any responsiblity for his trillion $ failed stimulus that we couldn’t afford? Not only did they do nothing, they made matters worse with irreponsible increaes in welfare spending and a massive new entitlement we can’t afford!

Republicans need to call Obama our AND DEMAND the Senate vote on Cut, Cap, and Balance! The public support the Tea Party in this!


36 posted on 08/07/2011 10:28:30 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: silverleaf
HA HA...zero's internal poll numbers must show how bad he is tanking...FREE FALL...so the snake had to come out earlier than expected....
37 posted on 08/07/2011 10:29:06 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: NormsRevenge
One does NOT compromise their principles. This is a culture war that we are in and if the Tea Party is not victorious in 2012, it may be all over for our Republic.
38 posted on 08/07/2011 10:29:19 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Because some in the GOP are so scared to death of being called a racist they refuse to go after this guy. They treat him with kid gloves and its disgusting


39 posted on 08/07/2011 10:29:34 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Completely agree...Republicans have to start “speaking truth to power” as the libs say. We need to balance the budget NOW not 10 years from now. Start with what I call the “5% Plan”. Cut the number of Federal employee by 5% per quarter until we reduced the total number by 40% At the same time we cut their outsized salaries by 5% per quarter until they are 10% below comparable private salaries, say 30%. Then we’ll really see who wants to “serve” the Obama administration and Federal government out of their “big hearts”.


40 posted on 08/07/2011 10:30:22 AM PDT by RWAubrey ("Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their b)
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To: NormsRevenge

[blaming the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on tea party Republicans...]

If it weren’t for them, we would have had a downgrade of AA or lower.


41 posted on 08/07/2011 10:30:39 AM PDT by RetSignman (It's Summertime...the "Goebbles Warmers" are back from hibernation.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Blaming the Tea Party for the decades of out of control spending by the rats in Congress and in charge of our states is no different than out of control individuals blaming the credit reporting groups for their bad money management.

Blaming the Tea Party for their insane spending is the new mantra of the mediots and the insane liberals like Kerry, Axlerod, Pelosi, Reid and fill in the blanks _______ ______.


42 posted on 08/07/2011 10:31:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The exact opposite is true. The morons running up our debt, which ruins your credit, want to blame the people who are telling them to STOP SPENDING! Geeez. How stupid are these people?

The children currently running our government are clueless.

43 posted on 08/07/2011 10:32:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Follow the link and read the comments.

WOW! Folks are waking up.


44 posted on 08/07/2011 10:32:04 AM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: americanophile

What is wrong with the GOP spokesperson? Why don’t they run out in front of the microphones to counter these claims?

Oh, Yeah, I forgot, the GOP hates the Tea Party also. Well, they better get over it! At least half the R’s are supporting Tea Party candidates.

I am sending 0 dollars to the GOP. Saving mine for Tea Party candidates who will stand up for their beliefs.


45 posted on 08/07/2011 10:32:20 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: NormsRevenge
The White House and DNC put this out for their friends in the media. Tomorrow will be nothing but blaming the tea party.
46 posted on 08/07/2011 10:32:39 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The White House and DNC put this out for their friends in the media. Tomorrow will be nothing but blaming the tea party.
47 posted on 08/07/2011 10:32:39 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: truthandlife

The Big Lie is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, for a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” Hitler believed the technique was used by Jews to unfairly blame Germany’s loss in World War I on German Army officer Erich Ludendorff.

His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.


Thanks for posting this, truthandlife.

Stalin and Hitler would be envious of the evil bastards we’re up against today.


48 posted on 08/07/2011 10:32:54 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure. The Tea Party. Not $1 trillion deficits as far as the eye can see. And my unicorn is purple.


49 posted on 08/07/2011 10:32:56 AM PDT by fhayek ('Obama' no longer prompts spell check? When did that happen?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I might catch some flack for this, but bring back Donald Trump.

Draft him.

He’s not a coward. He’ll say it. And people will listen.

If other Republicans don’t want Trump to get mixed up with things again, then they need to get out front.

Now. This is getting disgusting.


50 posted on 08/07/2011 10:33:28 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we are good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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