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Georgia Gun Owners Blast Newt Gingrich
fitsnews.com ^ | December 5, 2011 | Ashley Rodriguez

Posted on 12/06/2011 7:56:45 AM PST by An American!

Newt Gingrich’s record disturbing to home state gun owners

Georgia gun owners long aware of Newt’s anti-gun record

Kennesaw, GA – The 6,000 members and supporters of the premier grassroots gun rights group in Georgia, Georgia Gun Owners, began buzzing the phone lines of the Newt 2012 Iowa campaign headquarters (515-468-9225) demanding Mr. Gingrich apologize to gun owners for his more than two-decade history of supporting gun control.

“Georgia Gun Owners knows Newt’s history of gun control. He represented parts of our state for 20 years. He’s been playing both sides of the gun issue as long as we can remember.

Take a look at the Marietta (GA) Daily Journal from September 16, 1996. The headline is ‘Gingrich supports gun ban.’ I remember Newt’s betrayal of gun owners back in the 90s like it was yesterday,” said D.R. Leonard, Political Director of Georgia Gun Owners.

While Newt used the institutional gun lobby as a mouthpiece to convince millions of gun owners nationwide that “as long as he is Speaker, no gun-control legislation is going to move in committee or on the House floor,” he was working behind the scenes to pass gun control. In 1996, Newt Gingrich turned his back on gun owners and voted for the anti-gun Brady Campaign’s Lautenberg Gun Ban, which strips the Second Amendment rights of citizens involved in misdemeanor domestic violence charges or temporary protection orders — in some cases for actions as minor as spanking a child.

Gingrich also stood shoulder to shoulder with Nancy Pelosi to pass the “Criminal Safezones Act” which prevents armed citizens from defending themselves in certain arbitrary locations. Virtually all Americans know that Criminal Safezones don’t protect law-abiding citizens, but actually protect the criminals who ignore them. “But the biggest knife that Newt plunged into the back of all Americans and gun owners who wish to defend themselves and their families, was his coming out in support of a national thumbprint database for gun owners,” said Mr. Leonard.

“I think we prefer to go to instant check on an immediate basis and try to accelerate implementing instant checks so that you could literally check by thumbprint… Instant check is a much better system than the Brady process.” — Newt Gingrich, June 27, 1997 “Newt Gingrich is no friend of gun owners. I wish Georgia Gun Owners had a mountaintop to scream this information from. We just want like-minded voters in early primary states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina to be aware of this.

Newt is trying really hard to play both sides of the Second Amendment. He’s a professional politician. But as the old saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. It’s in his record. His own words and votes. He’s a danger to our Second Amendment rights and privacy. The members of Georgia Gun Owners know this. We want ALL Americans to know this as well,” said Mr. Leonard, Political Director of Georgia Gun Owners.

For more information about Newt’s anti-gun record, please contact Ashley Rodriguez: ashley.r@georgiagunowners.com


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2ndamendment; banglist; elections; newt; newtgingrich; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; youwillnotdisarmus
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Some of the contenders (such as Rick Perry and Ron Paul) have pro-gun records to run on. Others (such as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich) have very mixed or anti-gun records in their haunted past. Compared to some of the others, Newt's record is dismal...and similar to Mitts
Ron Paul...............A+
Rick Perry.............A
Michelle Bachmann......A
Rick Santorum..........B-
Newt Gingrich..........C
Mitt Romney............D-

http://gunowners.org/op09292011tm.htm

http://gunowners.org/gingrich-mixed-record.htm

http://gunowners.org/rickperry-2012.htm

http://gunowners.org/ronpaul-gunrecord.htm
Bachmann and Paul proving to be key leaders....In this respect, Congressman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been a true hero. She has stood up, frequently alone, to oppose any debt limit deal that would allow the money to be used to implement the anti-gun ObamaCare law. This is a critical bottom line for gun owners. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has also spoken out against a deal to raise the debt limit, spearheading a drive that gets other congressmen to sign a “Cut, Cap, and Balance” pledge."

1 posted on 12/06/2011 7:56:58 AM PST by An American!
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To: An American!
You're not supposed to say anything bad about Noot around here!

You know people get upset about it.

You're just supposed to get behind their candidate-of-choice and STFU.

2 posted on 12/06/2011 7:59:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: An American!

Interesting choice of words in the headline “blasts” ....


3 posted on 12/06/2011 8:02:25 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“You’re just supposed to get behind their candidate-of-choice and STFU. “

SOP these days on FR.

Damn shame too.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 8:02:38 AM PST by CSI007
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To: An American!

He’s not the best, but he’s better than Mitt’s D-.


5 posted on 12/06/2011 8:05:10 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: An American!
Rick Perry may get an A in right to bear arms, but there is no way in h, e, double hockey sticks that Americans will elect another Texican anytime soon.

So pick between Newt and Myth, unless somehow Ron Paul (ooooops, Texican).

6 posted on 12/06/2011 8:06:57 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: RockinRight

Pick your poison — neither of them are any good.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 8:09:33 AM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: An American!

But, but he’s so SMRT and on top of that handsome and his ethics and honesty are unpeccable!


8 posted on 12/06/2011 8:09:33 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: An American!
I was a "Friend of Newt" back in the 90s. Until he started this anti-RKBA crap. He hasn't gotten $hit from me since and never will.

Now we are told to vote for Newt or Mitt Romney wins Primary, only to lose to Obi in Presidential election. When or when do we Republicans get to vote FOR someone and not AGAINST someone??!!!!!

9 posted on 12/06/2011 8:10:26 AM PST by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That seems to be the case regardless of who the candidate is. Further, failure to support said candidate will result in you being accused of voting for obama.
Newt’s a pro politician who will do whatever gets him across the finish line. He’s all about numero uno.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 8:11:06 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: RockinRight

He’s not the best, but he’s better than Mitt’s D-.

Great. So we have the two lowest dogs and we are going with the lesser of the worst as always. We as a group are so stupid. We have every opportunity to pick a total package in Bachmann and she is ignored because she fights back against the “men”.


11 posted on 12/06/2011 8:11:13 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: An American!

Not Breaking News.


12 posted on 12/06/2011 8:12:58 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: An American!

The real problem is that he will play both sides of an issue, not just gun control. It’s hard to know who he is, and what he believes.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 8:17:31 AM PST by Essie
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To: napscoordinator

Thats not the reason. The reason is because the media has twisted her words and taken things out of context and hyped monor gaffs to the point that many people, including many conservatives, think she’s a flake.


14 posted on 12/06/2011 8:17:39 AM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: An American!

Lets look at the named contenders agains Mitt and see their grade at getting elected.

Ron Paul = F
Rick Perry = C
Michelle Bachman + F
Rick Santorum = C
Newt Gingrich = B
Mitt Romney = C-

These are my figures of course and none are guaranteed to beat Obama.It’s going to be a rough one to win, but IMO Newt has the best chance at this particular time.
Santorum has a chance of earning a higher rate the others are pretty much stagnant.

Newt may sway back and forth on gun control, but we all know Obama is dead set against guns. The President doesnt pass gun legislation anwyay he only signs the bill.

If we are worried about gun legislation we need to keep the House and win the Senate.We need to place Eric Holder in jail and we need to get rid of Obama.We need to encourage Republican RINO’s to grow a pair, since there is little doubt wqe can replace them with real Republicans.


15 posted on 12/06/2011 8:17:49 AM PST by Venturer
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To: NakedRampage

They are doing that will all the candidates. Why are conservatives letting the msm basically determine who the Republican nominee will be?


16 posted on 12/06/2011 8:20:27 AM PST by Essie
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To: napscoordinator

Newt was rated as “A” by GOA in 1994. A year later he was rated a “D” by GOA. Most of us, at that time, were appalled at the rapidity of his change. Stunning...Once he became Speaker? He trashed us (RKBA). What will he do as President?


17 posted on 12/06/2011 8:20:59 AM PST by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: donozark
Have a huntin buddy from Covington, Ga; comes up here to Alaska hunting with us every fall. I was talking to him the other day and he was all about Newt. I tried telling him the truth about his home state guy, but he couldn't hear me.

Me thinks all the independents & a bunch of Repubs will stay home if Newts the man. Others say he will come across like Reagen but I think too many of us won't trust the crook.

18 posted on 12/06/2011 8:22:00 AM PST by Eska
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To: rogue yam
2008 Election=2012 Election

"It's deja vu all over again"
Yogi Barra

19 posted on 12/06/2011 8:22:00 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Newt will self destruct soon so it won’t be an issue


20 posted on 12/06/2011 8:23:21 AM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: Essie
"We" can do nothing. Say you and me and and every person posting to this thread got together and decided to "do" something about it.

We would then do...What?

It would take the people who own the news agencies and the people who decide what goes on TV at 6 o'clock each night to change their views...Not happening.

21 posted on 12/06/2011 8:24:55 AM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: donozark
When are American citizens going to get a clue - the ‘elites’ play us for our votes and then play their influence for more power & money...

They're POLLITICIANS. That's what they do.

We need Statesmen to represent us in our Republic.

22 posted on 12/06/2011 8:26:58 AM PST by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (http://NewSpring.cc/webservice - Biblical Nourishment))
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To: An American!

Newt talks a good game when he isn’t wandering off into the World Of Oz but at heart he is a Big Government guy.

He just doesn’t walk the talk.

If you look at his history and the details of his proposals he generally sides with government control or government “solutions” even while he preaches smaller government and free markets.

His solution to unemployment compensation? A government program to train the unemployed.

His solution to the illegal alien mess? A government program to legalize illegals, complete with another bureaucracy with committees to decide who gets Shamnesty and who doesn’t.


23 posted on 12/06/2011 8:27:53 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: donozark

:: Now we are told to vote for Newt or Mitt Romney wins Primary, only to lose to Obi in Presidential election. ::

Although on the narrow topic, I don’t think Obamugabe will use this against Newt in the general.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 8:29:37 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: NakedRampage
We are letting the MSM set up the GOP candidate.

Newt and Mitt are both very flawed men, who will have a hard time winning. Which is the design. A Bachman or Paul would not follow the agenda.

25 posted on 12/06/2011 8:36:01 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: An American!
About the only thing I can find on Bachman in the GOA site relates to voting against raising the debt limit and other bills not focused on guns.

I wonder what they base her rating on?

26 posted on 12/06/2011 8:38:47 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: napscoordinator
We have every opportunity to pick a total package in Bachmann and she is ignored because she fights back against the “men”.

No, she is ignored because, despite a very strong start, she has succeeded in proving that she is, in fact, as stupid as the left wants us to believe.

27 posted on 12/06/2011 8:39:19 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Venturer

“Lets look at the named contenders agains Mitt and see their grade at getting elected.”

Huh??

If getting elected is what you are rating, none you mention comes close to Rick Perry, he has never lost one.


28 posted on 12/06/2011 8:45:52 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: napscoordinator

Well, Newt’s weak on guns, but not horrible. Let’s review the pack:

Ron Paul...............A+ - and a lunatic who’d get us nuked

Rick Perry.............A - and can’t string two sentences together and would be annihilated against Obama

Michelle Bachmann......A - and is about as crazy as the left says she is

Rick Santorum..........B- - good record in Senate, but weak, milquetoast, boring, lost last election by 18 pts, percieved as a Bible-thumper, wouldn’t fight back against Obama and would lose

Newt Gingrich..........C - personal life is shambles, but balanced 4 budgets and knows how to hit back, probably has the best overall record, and might be able to use his notoriety to actually smack down Obama pretty hard

Mitt Romney............D- - weak record as governor, boring

Newt probably wins this contest by default, which is sad, really.


29 posted on 12/06/2011 8:46:51 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: RockinRight

Are you kidding? She is the smartest one on the stage. She is an expert at Foreign policy, tax law, and very many other subjects. I would hardly call her stupid. Now for stupid there is Perry, Huntsman, Romney, and Paul. Newt is a big idea guy that won’t get anything implemented because he is hated so much. Just watch. If he becomes president, there will be more complaining on FR about President Newt than anybody else in history.


30 posted on 12/06/2011 8:46:51 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: RockinRight

There are portions of your post that is spot on. I am still thinking that Bachmann is given a rotten time. If conservatives would back her, she could win. After Newt, she would hit Obama HARD.


31 posted on 12/06/2011 8:50:31 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

OK, I apologize. She’s smart.

I meant to say that the way she comes across makes her appear unintelligent, and crazy. Like the Gardasil comments.


32 posted on 12/06/2011 8:53:29 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
You're just supposed to get behind their candidate-of-choice and STFU.

So true. No independent analysis or opinion allowed around here lately.

Maybe I'll start a catalog of all the evidence that Newt does NOT have a record of conservatism. It would be a rather large volume.

But the sheep have made their decision (for this week anyway), and the rest of us are branded as wolves.

33 posted on 12/06/2011 8:53:53 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: RockinRight

Cool. I just want to see her destroy Obama. Sure she might say some off the wall things but so does Obama. She would twist him up so much that he wouldn’t know which way is up.


34 posted on 12/06/2011 8:58:42 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: An American!

I think Perry will be the nominee.


35 posted on 12/06/2011 9:02:39 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: An American!; All

I agree that we need to press the issue about this problem with Gingrich, and I do remember what he did back in the 90’s with the AWB...

So I might as well throw this out there and see what the concensus is...

What “if” Newt came out and reversed his position and stated he is Pro-Second Amendment, totally anti-gun control, desires to reverse some gun-control regulations/rules/laws, and enforce the SCOTUS’s Heller decision???

I am in no way endorsing or supporting Newt at this time, I want to see if any of the single issue FReepers out there have any thoughts if he did this...

Because as much as people want to raise this up as a real issue to NOT support Newt for the nomination, I would summize it might be in good standing to point out the more horrible track record of the Republican Party Leaderships’ boy Mitt Romney in this case...Maybe we need to send a message to them to stop forcing an obvious hazard to our Second amendment rights on us...

I would be more concerned about that than Newt at this time...

Just my opinion...


36 posted on 12/06/2011 9:02:51 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: An American!

I like Rick Perry:

“There are already guns on campus. All too often they are illegal,” Republican Gov. Rick Perry said. “I want there to be legal guns on campus”


37 posted on 12/06/2011 9:05:19 AM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: stevie_d_64
I don't disagree with what you say, However, we TRUSTED the old Newt, and he fed us a shit-sandwich. So we trust him again?

Romney has always been anti-RKBA. Not so Mr. Newt. Yet, he went from "A" in 1994 to "D" a year later as GOA has stated. So what happened to make him change his pos so damned quickly?

38 posted on 12/06/2011 9:07:18 AM PST by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: muddler

“Newt will self destruct soon so it won’t be an issue”

I give him another week.


39 posted on 12/06/2011 9:11:26 AM PST by COgamer
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To: Eska
You would be WRONG. Conservatives and conservative leaning independents will crawl to the polls if they have to, to vote out Obama the disaster.
40 posted on 12/06/2011 9:11:58 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: NakedRampage

Any of them are way better than our master of disaster – Barack Hussein Obama.


41 posted on 12/06/2011 9:18:24 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: Venturer

So you prefer soft tyranny to Barrys hard line. You can stomach republican statism better than democrat statism. It looks like that same thing from where I live.


42 posted on 12/06/2011 9:20:15 AM PST by 556x45
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To: donozark
However, we TRUSTED the old Newt, and he fed us a shit-sandwich. So we trust him again?

I wonder how the people who worked hard to get him reelected felt after he quit in a huff shortly after because he couldn't get his way?

43 posted on 12/06/2011 9:20:52 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: faucetman
"Conservatives and conservative leaning independents will crawl to the polls if they have to, to vote out Obama the disaster."

Not for Newt, they won't. Especially after the media spends the better part of a year airing his dirty laundry in prime time. 2-3 others on the list, they might. Newt seems to generate some enthusiasm in the over-50 demographic, but everyone else is "meh" on him at best. We need to find another candidate PDQ to avoid a 2008 repeat, IMO.
44 posted on 12/06/2011 10:01:20 AM PST by CowboyJay (Generic Republican - 2012. He's the only 'electable' candidate.)
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To: An American!

This is truly an historical primary season.

The only candidates given a chance are those who will fit right in to the Big Government insanity that dominates Washington, DC. - and we haven’t even seen the first vote cast!

Any candidate who actually stands for the people and the constitution was torn down and/or destroyed right at the get go.


45 posted on 12/06/2011 10:31:58 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: donozark

I dunno, has Newt changed his position???

But, I dare say that if he has, I bet you a dollar to a donut hole that he’d be accused of being a flip flopper!!! ;-)


46 posted on 12/06/2011 10:54:50 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Iron Munro

Very frustrating. I am just focused now on the congress and my state critters.
Hopefully we will replace an incumbent rino for my district in both the US House and Texas House.
I am voting anti-incumbent across the board and that includes the Presidency.
Political power appears to corrupt even good people and start making them wacko...


47 posted on 12/06/2011 10:58:53 AM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: 556x45

What I want and prefer is a lot different than what I or anyone else is going to get.

So be snide and make stupid remarks.

The imperative is to get rid of Obama, and get the best we can.


48 posted on 12/06/2011 11:54:56 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Im not being snide at all and the remarks aren’t stupid. What you want is little different than what you already have. In your book replacing Barry w/ a soft tyrant is better. How is it better? The end is exactly the same.


49 posted on 12/06/2011 12:56:35 PM PST by 556x45
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To: 556x45

Yes: Of course, you know my mind better than I do.


50 posted on 12/06/2011 12:58:13 PM PST by Venturer
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