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Rush: Perry the only conservative threat to Romney
The Examiner ^ | October.11,2011 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 10/11/2011 10:04:19 PM PDT by Reagan Man

On his radio program this afternoon, Rush Limbaugh said that Christie's endorsment of Romney is proof that the GOP establishment is "desperate" for Romney to be the Republican nominee.

"They're doing everything they can to make sure -- you know, Bachmann, Santorum, they're not in the top tier now, but they want to make sure they stay there." Limbaugh said, "Perry is the only genuine conservative threat to Romney, and this is an effort to take him out."

Limbaugh added that "the thinking" on Herman Cain is that he does not have enough organization or money to compete with Romney.

"They don't even want to go through the primary process. They want to force people out." Limbaugh concluded, "They want Bachmann to quit. They want Santorum to quit. They want Cain to get outta here. Well, he's not going to for a while. They want Perry to finally throw in the towel. They want everybody to realize they don't have a prayer. It's Romney."


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KEYWORDS: conservatives; immigration; laraza; limbaugh; maldef; perry; rino; romney; rush; rushlimbaugh; rushlive
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1 posted on 10/11/2011 10:04:22 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: Reagan Man

I heard this today and Rush is right.


2 posted on 10/11/2011 10:07:24 PM PDT by alicewonders
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To: Reagan Man

Rush = RINO..../s


3 posted on 10/11/2011 10:07:45 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Liberhoids: Painful, Stinky, and Red.)
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To: Reagan Man

Perry did good tonight.


4 posted on 10/11/2011 10:09:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: Reagan Man

Note to rush -

Perry is no conservative. He would be worse than Dubya, another guv from my precious state of Texas.

All we gotta do to get rid of rumney is vote for
Cain or Newt. That’s it, just don’t vote for Mitty and it does not matter who or how much money wants him.


5 posted on 10/11/2011 10:12:02 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Gene Eric

He did good, he sounded solid and trustworthy. I think Cain has peaked and we’ll see Perry’s numbers improve. We know he’s not going to win in New Hampshire, so that’s no big deal.


6 posted on 10/11/2011 10:12:02 PM PDT by alicewonders
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To: Reagan Man

Perry is a joke.Romney is a bad joke.


7 posted on 10/11/2011 10:15:53 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Reagan Man

So Rush is blowing off Cain?


8 posted on 10/11/2011 10:16:58 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Gene Eric

Perry did good tonight.


Were we watching the same debate?


9 posted on 10/11/2011 10:17:41 PM PDT by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: Reagan Man

Rush is really slipping, in my opinion. He’s still got one of the sharpest minds in politics, but he’s far behind the curve on too many issues regarding the individual candidates these days.

Personally, I don’t believe that he’s paying nearly as close attention as the average tuned-in voter is, or that he’s personally vetted the candidates half as well.

How he could call Perry a “conservative”, is beyond me. In my opinion, that’s a clear indication that he doesn’t delve any deeper into the candidates than the MSM issued bullet points.


10 posted on 10/11/2011 10:19:09 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: alicewonders
I heard this today and Rush is right.

Agreed, Rush is right.

11 posted on 10/11/2011 10:20:17 PM PDT by Texan
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To: Windflier

Palin called Perry a conservative.


12 posted on 10/11/2011 10:21:07 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Liberhoids: Painful, Stinky, and Red.)
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To: Reagan Man

Rush is Right!


13 posted on 10/11/2011 10:23:11 PM PDT by rconser
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To: Reagan Man

I love these threads where everyone complains about all the candidates - Perry isn’t a conservative; Newt has too much baggage; Romney is a RINO; Cain doesn’t have an organization; Bachmann talks about her children too much; and so on and so forth. I will vote for whoever the Republican nominee is because, whatever his (”his” being a generic pronoun) faults, he’ll be 100% better than that arrogant narcissistic anti-American incompetent fool we have now.


14 posted on 10/11/2011 10:25:10 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Reagan Man

PERRY IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE, no conservative would support open borders, sucking off the porkulus tit, GARDASIL, candyman for illegals, La Raza fan boy, candyman for donors...and on and on and on and on....

NOT A CONSERVATIVE...


15 posted on 10/11/2011 10:25:44 PM PDT by Fred (But we are never going to survive unless we get a little crazy)
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To: Reagan Man

I don’t think Rush’s 99.5% accuracy rating is in danger here.


16 posted on 10/11/2011 10:26:22 PM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Perry/Cain 2012)
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To: dalebert

So Rush is blowing off Cain?


I listen to Rush when I can and haven’t ever heard him mention Cain. I’m sure he has mentioned him but I’ve missed it.


17 posted on 10/11/2011 10:27:12 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: HerrBlucher
Palin called Perry a conservative.

If she did, she was being very kind to him. Very kind.

18 posted on 10/11/2011 10:29:41 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Reagan Man; Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

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19 posted on 10/11/2011 10:30:07 PM 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: alicewonders
Perry did okay tonight. A decent job.

I thought Romney was on bennies and Cain was defensive. 999 is no no no!

Newt and Santorum did the best. Bachmann did okay too.

20 posted on 10/11/2011 10:30:16 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man

Perry did the best that he has done in all the debates. Gingrich as usual was excellent. Santorum was ok.


21 posted on 10/11/2011 10:34:41 PM PDT by rconser
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To: shield

Thank you Shield!


22 posted on 10/11/2011 10:37:11 PM PDT by rconser
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To: Windflier
How he could call Perry a “conservative”, is beyond me.

I think Rush knows that Perry is no rock-ribbed conservative. But for him it's always about winning. He believes Perry to be only one who has a chance to beat the uber-RINO Romney, and bases that the former's campaign war chest, both present and potential. I disagree with El Rushbo on that score, but I'm pretty sure that's where he's coming from.

Rush rarely pushes underdogs (like Cain or Bachmann), especially in Presidential politics. He's an establishment guy, but hopes for the most conservative establishment candidate possible. ....or more accurately, least liberal. And as far as the present establishment candidates go, he considers Perry to be that guy.

23 posted on 10/11/2011 10:37:50 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Reagan Man
Perry did well in the debate tonight. There were several statesmen on that stage tonight and Perry was one of them.

You were right...Cain DID NOT go after Romney...which proves he is Romney's man. Cain did a lot of double talk tonight. He named Greenspan which was awful...he did that because he didn't know anyone else who'd served. Cain proved he is a neophyte.

24 posted on 10/11/2011 10:38:04 PM 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: Reagan Man

Perry’s far from perfect, but I’ll take him on our ticket over Romney by miles. Leagues. Fathoms.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 10:38:38 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: rconser

A lot better then last time. Thank God.

Its still organization and money that will win the nomination in the end. Perry has both. Willard has more... 4 years of running for potus and the gop establishment behind him.


26 posted on 10/11/2011 10:38:38 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Windflier; shield
How he could call Perry a “conservative”, is beyond me.

Background:

Perry's story as told by him to the Texas Monthly

The son of tenant farmers from Paint Creek…

…who became an Airforce officer, married his high school sweetheart and went on to become the longest serving governor in Texas history


On the Fed:

Perry would consider Bernanke printing more money "almost treachorous, or treasonous"

Perry refuses to apologize for remarks on Bernanke

Perry advocates audit of the Federal Reserve

Perry says he would not reappoint Bernanke

Economy:

Over the past 5 years, Texas has created more jobs than all other states combined

Perry against raising debt ceiling

Wants to scrap the federal income tax by repealing the 16th amendment

Perry calls for 6 month moratorium on government regulations

Supports balanced budget amendment

Since June 2009, 37% of all jobs created in the entire U.S. were created in Texas

First governor since WWII to reduce general revenue spending – by $3 billion using line item veto

Cut billions in property taxes

Cut taxes on small business and instituted tort reform

Texas is growing over twice as fast as the second fastest growing state and three times as fast as the third

Military:

Perry spent 4 years active duty (not Reserve or Nat'l Guard) as an Airforce pilot

Left Airforce with the rank of Captain

Was in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M

Opposes the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Lifetime member of the American Legion

Troops should be commanded only by American commanders and military not subject to “international debating societies.” No “military adventurism”


Social Issues:

Support for one-man, one-woman marriage amendment

Opposes gay marriage, opposes special protection for homosexuals in workplace and housing, opposes the repeal of DADT

Signs anti gay marriage pledge

Properly defines contemporary evolution as a “theory”

Pro Life:

Planned Parenthood centers close after Perry signs bill defunding them

Perry believes abortion should be made illegal

Supports constitutional amendment banning abortion

Signed the Susan B. Anthony pro-life/anti-abortion pledge

Pledges pro-life VP pick

Pushed bill for ultrasounds before abortions and bill for pro-life license plates


Immigration:

Advocated for and eventually signed a stringent voter ID law

Pushed for anti-sanctuary city law

Opposes the federal dream act

August, 2010: Perry asks Obama for 1,000 additional National Guard troops on border

Perry sends Whitehouse $350 million bill for cost of illegal immigration

Advocates the use of unmanned drones to patrol border

"I can promise you that when I’m the President of the United States, the border will be secure" (1:36)

Vetoed bill allowing drivers licenses for illegal aliens

Directed over $400 million toward Texas Ranger special teams, National Guard and technology for border control

Education:

Perry behind removal of left-wing textbooks from Texas schools

Texas home schoolers endorse Rick Perry

Perry speaks at home school rally

Perry refuses $700 million in Obama education funds because of federal mandates

Perry seeks major reform of higher education

Fought for school vouchers

Environment:

Rejects global warming - science skewed by financial interests

Called Al Gore a “false prophet of a secular carbon cult…" lol

New York Times: “Mr. Perry has been at war with the E.P.A. almost since the day he took office as governor”

Had the courage to admit in Iowa that he wants to end the federal ethanol mandate

EPA is a target for Perry


Etc…

Perry signs anti-eminent domain bill protecting Texas property owners

"I'll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can"

TX Gov. Rick Perry Reintroduces TSA Anti-Groping Bill

Slams food stamps and government subsidies

Karl Rove and the Democrats desperate to stop the Rick Perry posse

Would repeal Obamacare

Rick Perry never lost and election

Among trial lawyers, “there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred – and fear – as Perry”

Considers the federal income tax “the greatest milestone on the road to serfdom”

Perry has overseen more executions than any governor in modern history

Perry signs bill raising the state speed limit to 85 miles per hour.

27 posted on 10/11/2011 10:38:47 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Windflier

“Rick Perry is true to conservative principles even when others think the party needs to go a different direction. I like that about him: he doesn’t care which way the wind blows, he acts on his beliefs.”

“He walks the walk of a true conservative, and he sticks by his guns. You know how I feel about guns.”

-— Gov. Sarah Palin

That was more than kind, that was speaking from the heart. And this was well after Perry signed the tex dream act.


28 posted on 10/11/2011 10:40:03 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Liberhoids: Painful, Stinky, and Red.)
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To: Reagan Man

The GOP can trash the TEA Party all they want but you can bet your sweet bippy that if they nominate Milt, they’ll be busting their asses looking around for a TEA Party conservative to run on the ticket as VP.


29 posted on 10/11/2011 10:41:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: shield
After all we've been through since 2008, couldn't believe Cain said he'd pick someone in the mold of Alan Greenspan.

>>>>>>You were right...Cain DID NOT go after Romney...which proves he is Romney's man.

Again, I'm not the conspiracy type, but something is definitely not kosher between those two.

30 posted on 10/11/2011 10:45:18 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man

romney’s problem is that he is hated by 75% or more of the populace and he will never get past that.


31 posted on 10/11/2011 10:46:54 PM PDT by rconser
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To: biff

Rush said a few weeks ago that George W. Bush belongs on Mt. Rushmore.


32 posted on 10/11/2011 10:49:26 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: HerrBlucher

I’m sorry, but I don’t care who calls Rick Perry a conservative - I’m not buying it.


33 posted on 10/11/2011 10:49:37 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: HerrBlucher; Windflier
Perry is the only candidate running that Palin ever endorsed... for anything:


34 posted on 10/11/2011 10:50:05 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

Stop. I’ve seen all of the Perry propaganda before. No sale.


35 posted on 10/11/2011 10:50:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Reagan Man
On his radio program this afternoon, Rush Limbaugh said that Christie's endorsment of Romney is proof that the GOP establishment is "desperate" for Romney to be the Republican nominee.

I can't stand watching Fox News at all anymore. I can't turn it on without some vile Romney spew coming out of their mouths!

We will stand up as a people and tell the media outlets we will NOT let them pick our candidate. And if they don't think we will do it, they can kiss our Tea Party butts!

36 posted on 10/11/2011 10:51:41 PM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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To: AAABEST

That is an extensive list in support of conservative Rick Perry.

Thanks for posting it, AAABEST.


37 posted on 10/11/2011 10:53:53 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: AAABEST

Post all the pics and pasted up screeds you want. I’ve made my own observations of Rick Perry and have come to my own conclusions about the man.


38 posted on 10/11/2011 10:53:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: AAABEST

Don’t you know? She lied.... /s


39 posted on 10/11/2011 10:54:23 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (HANK 2012)
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To: Windflier
I agree. NO SALE.
There's no way in hell I can compromise my values.

Jack Kerwick wrote an article on May 24, 2011 titled The Tea Partier versus The Republican and he expressed some important issues that I agree with.


I'm fresh out of "patience", and I'm not in the mood for "compromise".
"COMPROMISE" to me is a dirty word.
Let the RINO's compromise their values, with the conservatives, for a change.

The "Establishment Republicans" can go to hell!
Perry's a RINO, and I don't vote for RINOs, Romney included.

40 posted on 10/11/2011 10:54:57 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple: Fight or Die)
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To: dalebert

“So Rush is blowing off Cain?”

Does not think he has the staying power. Not enough money or organization.


41 posted on 10/11/2011 10:55:20 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: AAABEST

You’re nothing but a shill for Perry /s


42 posted on 10/11/2011 10:57:29 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (HANK 2012)
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To: Mr. Mojo
I think Rush knows that Perry is no rock-ribbed conservative. But for him it's always about winning.

Then El Rushbo has missed the revolution train. That way of thinking is a defunct mindset that got us into the condition we're in today.

This isn't sports. It's life and death. We either get someone into that office who is driven to rein our government back into its original constitutional constraints, or it'll be up to The People to do so.

And that is going to be a nasty experience for everyone - including Rush.

43 posted on 10/11/2011 11:00:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

“Palin called Perry a conservative.
If she did, she was being very kind to him. Very kind.”

Compared to Kay Bailey Hutchison, he is.
And, yes, you’re right. she was.


44 posted on 10/11/2011 11:02:57 PM PDT by ngat
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Perry and Romney are not good. They are bound to tick off the tea party like Scott Brown did. The tea party should be mobilizing against Romney but they aren’t. Rick Perry has proven to not be much better. If Polls are to be believe Perry is sinking.


45 posted on 10/11/2011 11:06:07 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Psalm 144

I think it was last week that Rush devoted almost an entire segment lauding Cain regarding his interview with that Cnn Mcdonnel lib. Prager did the same on the same day. I don’t think Rush has written him off. I think he’s just stating what the MSM is continuing to try and brainwash the masses with, Romney/Perry, mainly Romney. But Cain is gaining ground visibility wise. Wouldn’t write him off yet. Way too early.


46 posted on 10/11/2011 11:06:40 PM PDT by RacerX1128
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To: Yosemitest

LOVE the essay. It made me think of two specific FReepers in the wardheeler/cheerleader section. Agree on Romney - utterly unacceptable. Jury is out for me with regard to Perry. I see both the accomplishments and the red flags.


47 posted on 10/11/2011 11:09:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: RacerX1128

“...But Cain is gaining ground visibility wise. Wouldn’t write him off yet. Way too early.”

Agreed, but his resources are slender. Doing a hell of a lot with them though. We shall see. He is one of my two favorites out of this lineup, Perry being the other.


48 posted on 10/11/2011 11:13:47 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Windflier

Rick Perry is conservative. Sorry if that upsets you.


49 posted on 10/11/2011 11:14:45 PM PDT by Quicksilver (Defeat Obama - zero-sum games will get us Zero, again.)
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To: Yosemitest
It may be worth it, the Tea Partier can tell Republicans, for the GOP to lose some elections if it means that conservatives—and the country—will ultimately win.

If he didn’t know it before, the Tea Partier now knows that accepting short-term loss in exchange for long-term gain is the essence of compromise, the essence of politics.

Ironically, he can thank the Republican for impressing this so indelibly upon him.

Perfectly stated, and the very essence of the citizen rebellion now occurring in America.

I've personally come to a point where I'd almost prefer to let the whole thing fall to pieces now, and allow the necessary, but chaotic, catharsis begin - rather than compromise my principles yet again, so that another coward can tend the oval office for four years while the country slides even deeper into the muck.

This country is now so perilously close to losing its last tenuous grasp on its founding constructs, that if we choose to go the safe route, and elect another establishment Republican as president, we may finally lose the last vestiges of freedom on their watch.

Much better to stop the music now, and interrupt the dance, so that we can directly deal with the hoodlums and criminals who are busy ripping the foundations from under us.

50 posted on 10/11/2011 11:16:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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