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Cain names Jim DeMint, Paul Ryan as possible 2012 vice presidential picks
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Posted on 10/13/2011 12:45:39 PM PDT by jakerobins

Herman Cain named Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) as potential running mates should he secure the Republican presidential nomination for the 2012 election.

Speaking Thursday on "The Steve Gill Show," Cain outlined the qualities he would like in a running mate, and then, unprovoked, offered specific names.

“There are some people in Congress that are very, very good, that I respect and admire and that I would love to have on my team,” Cain said. “Whether that would be in a V.P. slot or in a key Cabinet slot … I’ll give you a name — like Representative Paul Ryan. I’m not saying he would be the V.P. pick, he might be, but that’s the type of person I would want in my Cabinet. He’s the type of person. Sen. Jim DeMint — people who are not afraid to challenge the system

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KEYWORDS: cain; cainsvp; demint; hermancain; nocainnogain; ryan; theherminator; vp; yeshecain
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Either one would be a good pick IMO! A Conservative Presidential Nominee and VP? I can see the Libs Heads explode already! LOL CAIN/DeMINT 2012!!!!
1 posted on 10/13/2011 12:45:44 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Either of those would be excellent.


2 posted on 10/13/2011 12:48:13 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: jakerobins

I like what He’s thinking. Perfect picks.


3 posted on 10/13/2011 12:49:33 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: jakerobins
people who are not afraid to challenge the system

4 posted on 10/13/2011 12:49:41 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: jakerobins

He impresses me more with each day passing. You gotta love this guy.


5 posted on 10/13/2011 12:49:41 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: jakerobins

Cain/Ryan? I like that!


6 posted on 10/13/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: jakerobins

NOW I’m getting REALLY excited about the race!!!!!!!

Finally.... a President and Presidential Administration of the United States of America that Americans can be proud of!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 10/13/2011 12:49:57 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Socialism means slavery." Lord Acton)
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To: jakerobins

Whether or not Herman Cain actually chooses Paul Ryan or Jim DeMint for his VP, I like his way of thinking. I’m definitely on the ‘Cain Train’!


8 posted on 10/13/2011 12:51:04 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: jakerobins

The choice of DeMint would be super great, the choice of Ryan mega great.


9 posted on 10/13/2011 12:51:29 PM PDT by bvw
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To: jakerobins

I respectfully disagree when it comes to Ryan. He talks a good game. But, his voting is typical liberal in nature and for Gov’t, ie TARP, Auto bailout, No Child left behind, Bush budgets, Medicare plan D.


10 posted on 10/13/2011 12:52:00 PM PDT by FritzG
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To: jakerobins

Heads are exploding at GOP central right about now...


11 posted on 10/13/2011 12:52:00 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: jakerobins

Oh boy...the media’s going to REALLY go “full court Romney” now!


12 posted on 10/13/2011 12:52:11 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Agreed. Those are solid choices.


13 posted on 10/13/2011 12:53:00 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: jakerobins

Why would DeMint or Ryan leave powerful jobs in Congress/Senate and sign on to be a VP (bucket of warm spit) for a novice who has never won an election and knows nothing about how to work around govt bureaucracies?

Sounds like Herm is tossing out names

If either DeMint ot Ryan was really interested in the WH vs Congress, Herm would be a dot on the distant polling horizon


14 posted on 10/13/2011 12:54:21 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: PhilDragoo
Cain consistently and constantly proves he is a wise man.
15 posted on 10/13/2011 12:55:39 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: jakerobins

Oh my gosh, I would be thrilled with either, but especially Paul Ryan. I like his crisp no-nonsense approach to issues.


16 posted on 10/13/2011 12:56:33 PM PDT by mancini
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To: PhilDragoo

Cain also said that he’d seek the help of his friend — and fellow competitor — Newt Gingrich as a campaign manager, chief of staff or strategist.

“Newt is a brilliant mind,” he said. “I don’t know how things are going to turn out, but I would call upon Newt Gingrich to assist me at some point in some way because he brings so much knowledge and insight to this whole process, but more importantly, to the problems we face in this country.”


17 posted on 10/13/2011 12:57:23 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: PoloSec

Fantastic !


18 posted on 10/13/2011 12:57:23 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: jakerobins

That’s pretty delicious.

Picture Cain and DeMint speaking code to each other in their deep Southern accents - (that’ll make the Dems call for English as the official language) SHO ‘NUFF!!!!!


19 posted on 10/13/2011 12:57:30 PM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you)
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To: silverleaf

Tell me who HAS successfully worked around government bureaucracies. Reagan didn’t, neither Bush did either. Carter, Clinton and Obama certainly haven’t. Why is it impossible for a non-politician to do it? Cain has incredible leadership ability. If he can get elected, he would be a fine executive in the public sector just as he was in the private sector.


20 posted on 10/13/2011 12:57:32 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: jakerobins
If he picks DeMint, I'm all in!!!!!!!
21 posted on 10/13/2011 12:57:50 PM PDT by lula (Time to replace the mentality of Mine, Mine, Mine with 9-9-9)
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To: jakerobins

No thank you, I want those two right where they are, doing exactly what they are doing. I want them raising hell and keeping Congress’ feet to the fire. Not to mention the fact that Jim DeMint is a one man Army on a mission to get as many conservatives elected to the Senate that he can.


22 posted on 10/13/2011 12:58:30 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: silverleaf
You're right we need another lifetime career politician and wonderful bureaucrat.

Just like those Founding Fathers, eh?
23 posted on 10/13/2011 12:59:50 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: FlipWilson

He did say that he wanted people LIKE them, so maybe he doesn’t mean them actually.


24 posted on 10/13/2011 1:00:36 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: jakerobins

Herman Cain - America’s first (authentic) black president?? His picks look great to me and he is smart at this point to drop some names. If the Dems don’t like him we can always call them racists.


25 posted on 10/13/2011 1:01:43 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: jakerobins

DeMint, yes. Ryan, no. But seriously, the fact that he does not “balance the ticket” with a RINO is a good sign.


26 posted on 10/13/2011 1:01:49 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: jakerobins

What is with this tendency to clamor to remove effective, conservative legislators from their power place, and relegate them to ‘bucket of warm spit’ status??


27 posted on 10/13/2011 1:02:02 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Netizen

Exactly. He is providing a look into the type of guys he would want around him that is all. Don’t see what is wrong with that.


28 posted on 10/13/2011 1:02:31 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: jakerobins

One of the things I like about Cain is that he will give you an answer to a question not avoid answering a direct question.


29 posted on 10/13/2011 1:02:46 PM PDT by McGruff (Still a member of Sarah's Army)
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To: FritzG
I didn't know that about Ryan...wonder if Cain does. We don't know anything about Cain really

I had always assumed Ryan had a conservative voting record. My bad!

30 posted on 10/13/2011 1:02:46 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: jakerobins

DeMint! Wow, he is the real deal!

This is just awesome.....


31 posted on 10/13/2011 1:03:32 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Netizen

Love his confidence, humility and comity.


32 posted on 10/13/2011 1:03:57 PM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you)
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To: FlipWilson

I agree that they would be good choices but doubt they would accept as they have a more important job.

Dont forget Cain’s other choice for VP - Mitt Romney.

Don’t think he would accept either so guess thats a moot point.


33 posted on 10/13/2011 1:04:10 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: jakerobins
I would take Jim Demint as the pick for the presidential candidate like him and his style,
34 posted on 10/13/2011 1:04:31 PM PDT by THE_RAIDER (http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/10/05/the-occupy-wall-street-fools/)
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To: jakerobins

Great choices, both. Either would shred Plugs in a debate. However, I believe we need them in their leadership roles in the House and Senate. Especially DeMint. We need to hold every precious senate seat we can hold onto.


35 posted on 10/13/2011 1:04:43 PM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: over3Owithabrain

Sorry, but Herman Cain is no Founding Father

I get the impression “plays well with others” is not marked on his performance report, hope he gets a VP like Bush got Cheney, who can deal with and work with all the egos.

If elected I give a guy like Cain 2 months before he is virtually hog tied in office, except the democrats wont be making “don’t disrespect the black man” excuses for him


36 posted on 10/13/2011 1:05:16 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Adams

Absolutely agree with you about DeMint. Can’t afford to lose his influence in the Senate.


37 posted on 10/13/2011 1:08:27 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Netizen
Herman Cain replied to Jay Leno's lightning round Newt Gingrich question with "brilliant"--

Romney: "nice hair"; Bachmann: "nice lady"; Perry: "good governor for Texas"; Paul: "crabby old man"

Newt would know the ins and outs of the Congressional-executive sausage factory--

--and has a unique conceptually based mind--

Of course Newt has his marital-Hillary-Pelosi campaign ribbons in a row--

all to the contrary notwithstanding.

Newt is always quick to correct the faulty premise to the ubiquitous why-haven't-you-Republicans-quit-beating-your-wives questions from moderators and the press.

It is no longer the stifling media Skinner box of 1995.

Rush never fails to cite that as the primary cause of the budget battle defeat.

The devil Obama would be coming down to Georgia at his electoral peril.


38 posted on 10/13/2011 1:08:31 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: over3Owithabrain
I agree. In fact I think its smart on his part. I still think he may ask Newt to be VP, but he's showing they type of people he want to be surrounded with. This should help keep him rising in the polls.

I came across something a little while ago.

Rick Perry, who will unveil his economic plan starting with an energy speech on Friday, did not get a chance to answer that question during the New Hampshire debate. But his campaign told me Wednesday that Steve Forbes is among those advising the Texas governor. Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Media, ran for president in 1996 and 2000 and pushed both times for a flat tax, private Social Security accounts, and medical savings accounts.

http://powerwall.msnbc.msn.com/politics/the-campaign-whisperers-1704229.story

So, I think its good that Cain mentions names and types to keep the momentum going.

39 posted on 10/13/2011 1:10:09 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Uncle Ike

Holding the least understood, most ridiculed, and most often ignored constitutional office in the federal government, American vice presidents have included some remarkable individuals. Fourteen of the former vice presidents became president of the United States—more than half of them after a president had died. One defeated the sitting president with whom he served. One murdered a man and became a fugitive. One joined the Confederate army and led an invasion of Washington, D.C. One was the wealthiest banker of his era. Three received the Nobel Peace Prize and one composed a popular melody. One served as a corporal in the Coast Guard while vice president. One had cities in Oregon and Texas named after him. Two resigned from the office. Two were never elected by the people. One was the target of a failed assassination plot. Another was mobbed in his car while on a goodwill mission. Seven died in office—one in his room in the U.S. Capitol and two fatally stricken while on their way to preside over the Senate. And one piano-playing vice president suffered political repercussions from a photograph showing him playing that instrument while a famous movie actress posed seductively on top of it.

http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Vice_President.htm


40 posted on 10/13/2011 1:10:44 PM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you)
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To: ilgipper

Bush had Cheney to deal with the Beltway types, and Sarah Palin upset the bureaucracy in Alaska, but would have failed in DC... Her executive skills are actually pretty rare

but, she aint runnin and Herman Cain is no Sarah

I’ve seen it in business and in goobmint, talkin’ tough is often mistaken for leadership ability- that’s how we got Urkel in the WH now


41 posted on 10/13/2011 1:11:36 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Adams

That’s a awesome choice by Cain ! Where are those perry or Romoney supporters to find some fault?


42 posted on 10/13/2011 1:11:51 PM PDT by Ranjit
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To: jakerobins

That’s it....last straw....I’m votin’ Herman!


43 posted on 10/13/2011 1:12:13 PM PDT by PjhCPA (Born and raised cheesehead....and damn proud of it!)
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To: tirednvirginia

Especially when Cain LAUGHED when he said it, then selected Newt!


44 posted on 10/13/2011 1:12:19 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: silverleaf
Cain is definitely not a "plays well with others" star. He's a turnaround artist who sees clearly what needs to be done and then implements his strategy.

That said, I would think he has a very good idea of his precise weaknesses and where he needs to rely on others. I wouldn't expect him to get hogtied at all. Turnarounds are a very unique specialty...and America is in prime need of being turned-around.

45 posted on 10/13/2011 1:13:25 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: jakerobins

Whats not to like ???

:)


46 posted on 10/13/2011 1:15:00 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ilgipper
Tell me who HAS successfully worked around government bureaucracies. Reagan didn’t, neither Bush did either

You're kidding, right? You couln't possibly NOT know that Reagan was one of the most successful governors of California that CA ever had.

47 posted on 10/13/2011 1:15:30 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Please don't be a Freeploader, help to keep the lights on.)
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To: jakerobins

He’s just saying this to help Romney! He can’t possibly win! He should withdraw immediately so his supporters can get behind (fill in the blank)!


48 posted on 10/13/2011 1:16:59 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: PhilDragoo
Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with loving parents and little else. His father worked three jobs—as a janitor, a barber and a chauffeur—and his mother was a domestic worker. Even though these jobs required hard work and little glamour, his parents knew this life was better than the dirt farms upon which they grew up. They also knew that this hard work was the key to achieving their American Dreams.

Herman’s parents had two dreams. First, they wanted to own their own house. Secondly, they wanted both of their children to graduate from college. During the segregation era in the Deep South, these aspirations might have seemed lofty, but they knew that if they kept their faith in God, faith in themselves and faith in the greatest country on the Earth, they could achieve.

The first dream was realized in a modest brick house on Albert Street in Atlanta, Georgia. After years of saving from his many jobs, Herman’s father surprised the whole family, even his wife, by purchasing a home for their family. The second dream was realized when Herman graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in mathematics in 1967. His brother, Thurman, would go on to graduate from Morris Brown College.

Inspired by the work ethic and character of his parents, Herman continued his education by earning his Master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University while working full-time developing fire control systems for ships and fighter planes for the Department of the Navy. Though Herman enjoyed using his talents as a civilian employee for the Navy, he gravitated towards the culture of business.

Herman returned to his home of Atlanta to begin working as a computer systems analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. After considerable success at Coca-Cola, he moved to the Pillsbury Company. Within a short period of time, Herman rose to position of Vice President. Although the comforts of a corner office on the 31st floor of a majestic corporate building seemed satisfying, Herman knew that he needed a challenge.

He became the regional vice president of Pillsbury’s Burger King division. This meant starting from the “ground up,” dodging grease fires and broiling hamburgers. Herman was assigned to lead a low performing region of 450 of their restaurants. Within three years, it became the best performing region in the company.

Energized by overcoming the many obstacles of his job at Burger King, Herman took on the biggest challenge of his career. He accepted the call to become the President and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a company that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. In just 14 months, Herman returned Godfather’s to profitability and he led his management team to a buyout of the company.

His professional successes garnered the respect and admiration of industry peers who named him the President of the National Restaurant Association. Under Herman’s administration, the group grew significantly and began to lobby for the interests of America’s restaurateurs and small business owners.

In 1994, as head of the National Restaurant Association, he had the opportunity to speak with President Clinton during a nationally televised town hall meeting. Here, Herman challenged the President regarding the impact on businesses if his health care overhaul proposal were passed. President Clinton attempted to assure him and the millions of viewers watching at home that his legislation would not harm American business owners and their employees.

Herman was skeptical. “Quite honestly Mr. President, your calculations are incorrect,” he said. “In the competitive marketplace, it simply doesn’t work that way.” His words echoed across America, and Newsweek named Herman Cain the primary saboteur of Hillarycare.

Through these and other appearances on behalf of the National Restaurant Association, Herman began working with business leaders across all sectors of the American economy. This led to his acceptance of a position on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and he was subsequently elected their chairman. In this role, he analyzed economic conditions in the region and notified the Federal Reserve of how their policies should respond.

Most recently, he hosted a radio talk show, “The Herman Cain Show,” on Atlanta’s WSB 750 AM/ 95.5 FM. He serves as a regular contributor on several broadcast networks and as a keynote speaker at conferences and events around the nation.

Despite the many professional commitments of his life, Herman continues to enjoy most the time spent with family and friends. As his children got married and had their own children, he knew that he had an extraordinary obligation to do what he could to make this a safe and prosperous nation for them. The paramount joys in his life are his wife, Gloria, his children and his grandchildren.

Now I highlighted and underline Herman's working at the Fed to meet a promise that I made to many of the Paulist on FR. Herman was not a member of the Board of Governors which sets monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is more or less a bank for banks and what they do is provide financial services to depository institutions including banks, credit unions, and savings and loans, much like those that banks provide for their customers. These services include collecting checks, electronically transferring funds, and distributing and receiving cash and coin.

I know that sounds so very ominous.

49 posted on 10/13/2011 1:17:45 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Uncle Ike

Read Dick Cheney’s book....and you’ll see what a decent VP can do in Congress...


50 posted on 10/13/2011 1:20:12 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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