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What should the White House do? Panic!
CNN ^ | 09/14/11 | James Carville

Posted on 09/14/2011 10:42:12 PM PDT by DRey

People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic

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From James Carville, FIRE people, INDICT people, PANIC!! The Democrats are in so much trouble.
1 posted on 09/14/2011 10:42:15 PM PDT by DRey
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To: DRey

Here’s proof that brain cells do regenerate. At least one at a time.


2 posted on 09/14/2011 10:44:06 PM PDT by papasmurf (I support Palin & Perry, singular or plural & I pledge to vote (R), regardless.)
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To: DRey

Car-vile has always been a Clinton sycophant.


3 posted on 09/14/2011 10:45:05 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DRey
Oh James, you crazy Cajun. I have a better single word of advice for 0bama: resign
4 posted on 09/14/2011 10:48:38 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: DRey

I don’t say, “Panic”. I say, “Resign”!


5 posted on 09/14/2011 10:50:29 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: DRey

Good old Carville - often wrong but never in doubt. I remember his book from two years ago about the next 40 years of democrat domination. BWAHAHAH! I do like his idea about firing people, though, and think we should start with the Obummer.


6 posted on 09/14/2011 10:50:55 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: DRey

I have one word of advice for the country.... IMPEACH


7 posted on 09/14/2011 10:51:53 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: DRey

Carville is praying for a Hillary primary challenge. Won’t happen, but he’s out there doing his bit for the Clinton cause.


8 posted on 09/14/2011 10:51:58 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: DRey

He’s right, especially #2.


9 posted on 09/14/2011 10:52:05 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: DManA

Carvel—Talk to Hillary—tell her to dump Obama and run in the Democratic Primary! The Nation needs her! The Democratic Party needs her. They need her to save the party and the nation. Don’t let Obama’s ego smash 100 years of success and hope! Do this for the regular Democratic working folks—not the union big shots and power brokers. Stand up for the things that the party has stood for—the things spoken of by FDR and JFK and yes, even LBJ. Only someone of your stature, Carvel, could do this. She will listen to you as she would few others.
Call her tonight to save the nation! God’s speed!


10 posted on 09/14/2011 10:52:09 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Apparatchik
Oh James, you crazy Cajun. I have a better single word of advice for 0bama: resign...

That's the last thing we want, and the first thing that some of the dem ops are starting to realize is their only hope.

They can't simply put up a challenger and lose the black vote forever. It's dawning on them that the only hope for 2012 is for Maobama to resign or be impeached.

Note the shifting of the sands in the attitude toward Obama lately in the media and in dem circles.. They very well may try to get rid of him somehow.

11 posted on 09/14/2011 10:53:52 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: DRey

LOL! Of course, nowhere on snakehead’s list is “Accept responsiblity, apologize, promise to change”.

I hope Bamster takes his advice! Once again, it will prove that Obama is never willing to accept responsibility for anything.


12 posted on 09/14/2011 10:54:03 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: papasmurf

Not really... read the last part.

After he wrote this, he probably saluted Mary ... then flew up into the attic to once again hang upside down from a beam.


13 posted on 09/14/2011 10:55:36 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: DRey
Hey Jimmy? What happened to the generations of absolute control by the Rats?


14 posted on 09/14/2011 10:56:14 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

She’s as dumb as Obama...no wait, considerably dumber considering how soundly he beat her.

Smartest woman in the world she is not, and I don’t think I can take another year of looking into her gaping mouth again ><><


15 posted on 09/14/2011 10:56:14 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: DRey

Why does Carville imply that the Tea Party would have rejoiced (to paraphrase what he said) at the deaths at Stalingrad?


16 posted on 09/14/2011 10:59:26 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Winstons Julia

“...then flew up into the attic to once again hang upside down from a beam.”

If FR gave awards, you should get one got that...and you owe me a kayboard BTW ;)


17 posted on 09/14/2011 10:59:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Explorer89

He’s referring to the guy at the Tea Party debate on Monday that yelled out his approval at letting a theoretical person with no health insurance theoretically die.


18 posted on 09/14/2011 11:02:03 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Okay, who else besides Hillary, could actually run against the first black president? HRC is bitter about that loss to Obama when friends, colleagues and the “super delegates” she served with in Congress gave her the heave-ho after she ran herself into the ground and finally got close enough that they could have made the difference. Her campaign beat her. They all thought they came for a coronation and got a bloody bull fight that they were not remotely prepared for and the clock ran out. She will never run and would probably enjoy telling them “NO” if they begged her.
REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED COLD. They will all be out of jobs while she has enjoyed herself as SOS and can retire as the ONE. The ONE they should have elected.

Now, who else could primary Obama with a hair of a chance? Maybe Pelosi? The Left would love it.


19 posted on 09/14/2011 11:02:03 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Winstons Julia

Bwaa haa haa!


20 posted on 09/14/2011 11:03:11 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I don’t need awards. I’m a legend in my own cave.


21 posted on 09/14/2011 11:04:28 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

I figured he slithered into a snake hole.


22 posted on 09/14/2011 11:04:52 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: DRey

Brack will do none of this. He’s not in charge.


23 posted on 09/14/2011 11:05:24 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: papasmurf
Would shake up the dem core. But sounds like Carville’s Rx would be even worse than the one The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers has.
24 posted on 09/14/2011 11:06:01 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Explorer89

Democrats become unhinged when you mention the Tea Party. The Tea Party is the biggest single threat to the progressive agenda and as such they will demonize it to the ends of the earth. They are so obsessed with the Tea Party that they bring it up constantly.... strengthening the Tea Party.

The Tea Party represents a great awakening by the silent majority that stood by quietly as our country was transformed into something the founding fathers would not recognize. The Tea Party dominated the 2010 elections and is poised to dominate the 2012 election.


25 posted on 09/14/2011 11:06:03 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: Thebaddog

Who’s in charge?


26 posted on 09/14/2011 11:06:10 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Notice what it says on the bottom of that jackasses book?

“How the Democrats will rule the next generation”.

Rule. RULE.

Not Govern.

Rule!

Sometimes they slip up and say what they really mean.


27 posted on 09/14/2011 11:06:36 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: kalee

That’s the part where he saluted Mary....


28 posted on 09/14/2011 11:07:13 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

You know, I rather get a kick out of ole’ Serpent Head. Isn’t that what Rush called him? Mary and James attended one of Rush’s weddings—not sure if this recent one.


29 posted on 09/14/2011 11:07:54 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Thebaddog

>>> Brack will do none of this. He’s not in charge. <<<

Isn’t that the truth! I think Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder are. Daley keeps his business schedule moving and the WON they send golfing.


30 posted on 09/14/2011 11:10:33 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: RitaOK

He’s a strategist. They are soulless....

He’s married to a strategist.

They are smart and savvy about politics.

I imagine that the Tea Party has completely tossed their salads.


31 posted on 09/14/2011 11:12:31 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Apparatchik

Resign Barack

Rehash0
President Barry 'It's fully paid for' Mumbo-jumbo


32 posted on 09/14/2011 11:18:48 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: DRey

Carville, along with many dems and media libs, are trying to tell the American public that all of the GOP candidates in the last debate are “crazy” people. That’s all those motherf*ckers have now “They’re all crrrrrraaaaaaazzyyyyyyy”. Makes me mad but also it’s a good sign their bag of tricks is so empty. Whoever the GOP nominee is: you HAVE to be creative and fight back against Obama every hour of every day and the MEDIA TOO or forget it, just go away.

Why is Sarah Palin (and apparently Newt) the only ones with the guts to call out the media????


33 posted on 09/14/2011 11:22:10 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: papasmurf

Read Carville’s entire manifesto.... he’s nuts!


34 posted on 09/14/2011 11:22:19 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: RitaOK

I know that Rush attended Mary and James’s wedding. He showed footage on his then-TV show.


35 posted on 09/14/2011 11:23:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 1066AD
So

#3 - "Is it any wonder that we were doing better in the middle of the stimulus-spending period than we are doing with the austerity program?"

and #4--- "As I watch the Republican debates, I realize that we are on the brink of a crazy person running our nation. I sit in front of the television and shudder at the thought of one of these creationism-loving, global-warming-denying, immigration-bashing, Social-Security-cutting, clean-air-hating, mortality-fascinated, Wall-Street-protecting Republicans running my country."

are right????? Really?

36 posted on 09/14/2011 11:26:57 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: RitaOK
Now, who else could primary Obama with a hair of a chance? Maybe Pelosi?

There was talk of Russ Feingold. He could play the Eugene McCarthy role, almost to a tee.

But, like McCarthy, he probably couldn't unseat a sitting President. And, if the Democrat establishment is going to challenge Obama, they need somebody who can win. Evan Bayh would be no better -- and, as a perceived moderate -- he would infuriate the moonbat wing.

In 1968, that guy was Robert F. Kennedy. Now, it's Hillary. And that's about it. The 'Rats really don't have a second string.

Of course, to avoid alienating the black vote, they could run Jesse Jackson, Jr. But wouldn't that be out of the frying pan...and into the fire?

37 posted on 09/14/2011 11:37:43 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: DRey

>> What should the White House do now?

Sunday there are local elections here in Berlin. Yesterday I saw a campaign poster for a black guy that said “I am an Obama”.

I returned home and told my wife and she said Obama should use that. LoL!


38 posted on 09/14/2011 11:44:58 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: RitaOK

The other day I saw this democrat on TV and after watching her speak I thought to myself, “If she ran for president she could probably get the nomination and be tough to beat. She served as governor of a red state and has foreign affairs experience.”

That person was: Janet Napalitano.

I don’t think she would challenge Obama, maybe 2016.


39 posted on 09/14/2011 11:48:05 PM PDT by dupree
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To: dupree
That person was: Janet Napalitano.

We've had quite enough incompetence already, thank you.

40 posted on 09/14/2011 11:54:32 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: DRey

41 posted on 09/14/2011 11:57:03 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: DRey
Is not clear whether this is a disguised trial balloon on behalf of Hillary or merely another brain fart from the Cajun. If it is in fact a trial balloon, it is not clear whether it is authorized or not.

Most likely it is an unauthorized trial balloon from Carville. Whether authorized or not, the utterance reveals the disarray within the party and the nonchalance growing in the ranks of the Democratic Party concerning their leader. Obama has lost the power of fear. No president can run the country effectively without the support of his own party and a president can only get the support of his party through carrots and sticks. Carville and the rest of them have lost fear of Obama's stick.

This is an astonishing development in view of the mythology of the Democratic Party concerning race. Obama's immunity to criticism was so complete at the time of his election and for a season thereafter that it even extended past the media and into the ranks of elected Republicans. It certainly extended to defeated Republicans like John McCain. It is important to note that the Obama's election has made at least one contribution to the American experience: if Carville can criticize Obama free from fear of the race card, anyone can and will. This is a momentous inflection point which should not be passed over unremarked.

Never again will America be exploited so blatantly by race.

Expect the disintegration of the Obama edifice to accelerate. Factions will pop up everywhere and many Democratic candidates will begin to run against Obama and, equally important, they will begin to raise funds in competition against Obama. Those who cannot credibly distance themselves from Obama will consider resigning or otherwise withdrawing from their races. Primary fights will break out across the board. The party will be riven between a faction that wants to govern it to the left in the tradition of Lyndon Johnson and a faction on the far left who want to subvert America but whose champion, Barack Obama, has become radioactive. Before the election I posted that one could expect the Democrat party to behave at some point like a pack of ravening wolves who turn on their own and consume them.

Hillary knows that if she runs against the first black president she will have earned the unremitting anger of the single most important voting bloc in the Democrat party and it is inconceivable that she can win the general election in this climate without the black vote.

It is likely that the scandals such as fast and furious or crony capitalism will at last be considered relevant by the mainstream media and the ventilation of scandals beyond talk radio and Glenn Beck will lend respectability to what we conservatives have known or suspected since before the election. Again, the political correctness barricade of race will no longer avail Democrats against truth.

If Hillary does run, what platform could she possibly run on? That the Democrats picked the wrong socialist to implement their socialist policies and that if they had just selected Hillary herself she would have served up the right kind of socialism? The fact is that Hillary will not run because the Democrat brand like Obama himself is becoming radioactive and will remain so until the economy swims out of this mess.

For some time I have feared that a black swan event other than some sort of economic crash leading to spiraling deflation or runaway inflation would give Obama and his crowd an opportunity to win the next election. Clearly, his foreign policy has been so feckless and discredited that the country will not turn to him at the next election even if we are confronted with a serious threat, although he will clearly find support short-term as the country rallies round the flag and its President.

The Congressional special election in New York 9 demonstrates that Obama has lost the support of much of the Jewish community who provide not only money but the intellectual resources which sustain the Democrat party. They have lost confidence in him over Israel and everyone has lost confidence in him over the economy. They will not be around anymore to provide the rationalizations for the advance of statism, socialism, crony capitalism, and fascism disguised by race. They may well come back after this election season but for now they will turn their face from Obama.

All of this is not to say that the Democrats have had an epiphany and will now become Reagan Democrats. They will still be capable of the most tortuous rationalizations of the most bizarre statist policies. But the twin props of the Democrat' s raison d'être for now at least are being removed from under Obama and his party: the race card and Jews with their intellectual and financial contribution.

The question is how many Jews will come home after they sulk? The Democrats lost a percentage after 9/11 as it became more respectable for a Jew to admit to his coreligionists that he might vote Republican. We cannot foretell the extent but it is inevitable that a growing number will find that they cannot go home again.


42 posted on 09/15/2011 1:16:07 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford
I think you raise some very good points. I still think however, that Hillary Clinton will make a run for President. She doesn't need to strategize for the general election. She only needs to strategize for the primary, and she is more than capable of taking it. Everyone else wll fall in line afterwards, like they always do, including Barack Obama and Holder's people.

Whether she's capable of wnning the gereal election, is a whole different story.

Sometimes politics can be very comlicated. Sometimes, it can be very simple.

43 posted on 09/15/2011 1:45:13 AM PDT by csense
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To: okie01

Over a year ago, I predictd a challenge by Kucinich - not a firm prediction, mind you, but a reasonable possiblity.

The little twerp wouldn’t have a chance of winning, but he’s just divorced enough from reality to give it a shot if he saw an opening, and he sure is enamored of his own political views. And the moonbat Left that’s grown disenchanted with BO would love him. Just imagine the tingle down Michael Moore’s leg!

Plus, it would be a lot more pleasant watching little Dennis tote around his wife than the load of baggage Obama’s dealing with.


44 posted on 09/15/2011 1:49:59 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: RitaOK

I am puking with that suggestion and it is only 4:55 am. Please


45 posted on 09/15/2011 1:58:28 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: DRey

“Mr. President, people are livid. Tell people that you, too, are angry and sickened by the irresponsible actions on Wall Street that caused so much suffering.”

What. An. Idiot.

He’s happy, not angry and sickened. This Cloward-Piven thing is working better than he hoped. This is on purpose. That’s why he doubles down instead of changing.
Once you accept that, everything makes sense. Until you understand that, nothing makes sense.


46 posted on 09/15/2011 2:12:07 AM PDT by Rytas
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To: Explorer89
Why does Carville imply that the Tea Party would have rejoiced (to paraphrase what he said) at the deaths at Stalingrad?

I think he meant that the Tea Partiers are blood-thirsty war lovers, thus they would rejoice at the deaths on both sides at Stalingrad. Yes, liberals do think that way.

47 posted on 09/15/2011 3:02:25 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: DRey

Who’s in charge?

I think Jarrett runs things and whomever has the number to his Bkackberry. The crazies from Moveon.org come to mind, and Soros.


48 posted on 09/15/2011 3:19:57 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: DRey
From James Carville, FIRE people, INDICT people, PANIC!! The Democrats are in so much trouble.

May I suggest to Obama ... "Assume Crash Positions"


49 posted on 09/15/2011 3:39:27 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: DRey
He’s referring to the guy at the Tea Party debate on Monday that yelled out his approval at letting a theoretical person with no health insurance theoretically die.

I'm really sick of that stupid question. The way the candidates should answer that question is something like:

"What concerns me more is a government run health care system that waters down everyone's health insurance down to such a degree that even more people die. Everyone knows the government cannot run anything better than private industry. That is why people in Canada who can afford it come to America for their back and pace maker operations. Who wants to wait 6 months for a procedure that can be scheduled and accomplished in a day in the US "

50 posted on 09/15/2011 3:41:53 AM PDT by HalfFull ("Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" -PHenry)
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