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Ann Coulter: NEWT PRESENTS A FRESH NEW VIRTUAL FACE [Oops!]
AnnCoulter.Com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Ann Coulter/OR'eilly

Posted on 12/07/2011 2:12:04 PM PST by Syncro

 

 






NEWT PRESENTS A FRESH NEW VIRTUAL FACE

December 3, 2011
Before you newly active Republicans commit to Newt Gingrich as your presidential nominee on the basis of the recent debates, here's a bit of Newt history you ought to know. I promise you, it's going to come up if he's the candidate.

The day after the Republicans' historic takeover of the House of Representatives in the 1994 election, Newt was off and running, giving a series of Fidel Castro-style speeches about "the Third Wave information revolution." It had the unmistakable ring of lingo from his new-age gurus, Alvin and Heidi Toffler.

(Newt, who was married at the time, also began dating again.)

A few weeks later, when Newt was elected House speaker by the incoming Republican conference, there was a small elderly couple standing by his side as he gave a one-hour acceptance speech. It soon became clear who they were, when he issued a reading list to the Republican legislators. At the top of the list was a book by the Tofflers.

Hadn't Republicans just won on a platform of smaller government? Instead of a Republican victory, the '94 election seemed to be a victory for the Tofflers' cyber-babble about "social wavefront analysis," "anticipatory democracy," "de-massification," "materialismo," "the Third Wave" and "decision loads."

Then, in his first week as speaker, Gingrich was again promoting the Tofflers around town, introducing them at a technology conference and giving a speech titled "From Virtuality to Reality."

How about a speech on Republican plans to reform entitlement programs?

Gingrich soon announced that all legislation passed by the new Congress would have to pass a test: Will it help move America into the Tofflers' vision of a "Third Wave"?

If this guy ever became president, he could end up foisting EST on the nation.

It was also a Toffler-inspired idea that led Gingrich to propose giving poor families a tax credit to buy computers -- an idea he called "dumb" just one week later.


(Newt's denouncing Paul Ryan's Social Security reform as "right-wing social engineering" and then apologizing a week later -- and then retracting his apology -- was not uncharacteristic.)

The Tofflers were a couple of old folks who couldn't figure out how to program their VCRs, so they began writing about the "shock" of technology and how we needed government planning to deal with technological overload.

Their big idea was that the world was about to change faster than it ever had before, creating a technological explosion that would frighten and baffle the masses -- much like the bewildering VCR clock. The government would have to have advisers and committees in order to ease the transition.

The facts are nearly the exact opposite. In the first half of the 20th century, we got widespread use of the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, electricity, radio and television, indoor plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration, the computer, nuclear power and rockets.

All we got in the second half of the 20th century were some improvements on one of those inventions -- the computer -- with the personal computer, the Internet and the iPhone. (Boomers were more focused on acid trips than space trips and dropped the ball on the hard work of pushing scientific progress forward.)

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The Tofflers were a couple of old folks who couldn't figure out how to program their VCRs, so they began writing about the "shock" of technology and how we needed government planning to deal with technological overload.

Their big idea was that the world was about to change faster than it ever had before, creating a technological explosion that would frighten and baffle the masses -- much like the bewildering VCR clock. The government would have to have advisers and committees in order to ease the transition.


Read the rest at AnnCoulter.Com


1 posted on 12/07/2011 2:12:14 PM PST by Syncro
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To: RonDog; jellybean; Rummyfan
Hmmm, Coulter must have written this last Saturday:

NEWT PRESENTS A FRESH NEW VIRTUAL FACE


2 posted on 12/07/2011 2:17:39 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro
Pretty good Ann.

But I'm still not voting for Romney.

3 posted on 12/07/2011 2:22:56 PM PST by Tribune7 (Perry or Santorum)
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To: Syncro

Yeah, we know. Ann likes Mitt. She’s right about Newt, though. And don’t give me any false choice between Newt, Mitt and Obama. There are others.


4 posted on 12/07/2011 2:24:41 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Tribune7

Har, SECOND! to that


5 posted on 12/07/2011 2:25:14 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro
Mitting Image
6 posted on 12/07/2011 2:25:45 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (1/3/2012-Iowa 1/10-Newt Hampshire 1/21-South Carolina 1/31-Florida)
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To: Syncro
Newt: I'd Nominate John Bolton For Secretary of State
7 posted on 12/07/2011 2:27:01 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (1/3/2012-Iowa 1/10-Newt Hampshire 1/21-South Carolina 1/31-Florida)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Very good video, Romney describes himself very well!


8 posted on 12/07/2011 2:29:09 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Tribune7
But I'm still not voting for Romney.

Same here, although I like Ann. Strange how hit pieces are never written on the Sears model.

9 posted on 12/07/2011 2:29:22 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Syncro

Ann’s not going to persuade me to go Romney, but the JBS was pointing out Gingrich’s associations with the Toffler’s well over a decade ago.


10 posted on 12/07/2011 2:31:29 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Syncro

In years past I would have read any article by Coulter, but she no longer has any credibility with me.

Once she came out in support for Romney, she lost me, completely.

I’m not sure that she isn’t crazy, heck, I’m no longer sure that she isn’t a man.

Vote for Newt.......


11 posted on 12/07/2011 2:34:19 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Syncro

” - - - It was also a Toffler-inspired idea that led Gingrich to propose giving poor families a tax credit to buy computers - - - “

In my book, Nanny-Newt is a Nanny-State True Believer, RINO, Rockefeller-Republican, TR Progressive, the-State-is-infallible, professional politician.

BTW, who are you cheering on to victory? Hope it is not someone who believes in the failed fantasy of “Nannyism.”


12 posted on 12/07/2011 2:35:01 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Syncro

I believe that this is only the tip of the iceberg with Newt too. Like I have said, he can rattle off some great sound-bytes in support of the Constitution. Then he turns around and goes postal against it. Beats anything I’ve ever seen.

I wish I could support him, but I’m not about to.


13 posted on 12/07/2011 2:36:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: Syncro

Ann Coulter. Warding off her irrelevance at every turn.


14 posted on 12/07/2011 2:37:19 PM PST by bksanders (Spewing Forth Vitriol at the Speed of Spit)
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To: Syncro

Anne, I love you, but I’ll never vote for RINOmney.

Not now.

Not evah!

Get over him, he’ll just fail you. (He has a long and enviable record of doing just that.)


15 posted on 12/07/2011 2:37:19 PM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: Syncro
The Tofflers' recommendation that children be eased into the coming technological revolution with adult mentors sounds like the proposal of Clinton's surgeon general, Joycelyn Elders, that schools teach teenagers to masturbate. In both subject areas, the children can teach their elders a few tricks.

ROTFL!

16 posted on 12/07/2011 2:37:45 PM PST by fso301
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To: Syncro

No way will I support Newt. He’s a republican megalomaniac.


18 posted on 12/07/2011 2:38:22 PM PST by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: Syncro
Complaining about paling around with Al Sharpton?

Hows that gig on the homo logo channel going Ann?

19 posted on 12/07/2011 2:39:12 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I'd rather read about it on Free Republic:

Gingrich: I’ll make John Bolton Secretary of State

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 2:07:50 PM · by Nachum · 16 replies
Hot Air ^ | 12/7/11 | Allahpundit
Via Mediaite, how much redder could this red meat be? The answer is none. None more red. Who cares if it’s kinda sorta illegal to promise appointments as a candidate? Bolton’s a rock star among righty hawks and Newt knows it only too well. Dude, I think he might have just sealed the deal. Just one question: Would a Secretary of State Bolton get confirmed by the Senate? Granted, the GOP will probably have control next year, but the Democrats fought Bolton’s UN appointment under Bush tooth and nail. Their base would go berserk if they didn’t filibuster. And they...

20 posted on 12/07/2011 2:39:27 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Dear Newt, your enthusiasm of years back for the technological revolution is forgiven. Funny how futurology got old so fast.

Progress, that comparative without a superlative has fooled more than you. Is it true that complaints about goods and services are handled in India?


21 posted on 12/07/2011 2:40:25 PM PST by Youaskedforit
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To: Syncro

Her point is what? That Newt’s a big government solutions guy? And, Mitt is the antithesis thereof? Tedious!


22 posted on 12/07/2011 2:43:07 PM PST by old school
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To: Graewoulf
BTW, who are you cheering on to victory? Hope it is not someone who believes in the failed fantasy of “Nannyism.”

Yea, that would be dumb.

23 posted on 12/07/2011 2:43:49 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I remember shortly before this time, giving out copies of “Future Shock” to a group of clients who were bank owners.

The point was to convince them that the world of information concerning investing and banking was going to change dramatically soon. We were trying to get them to be in the forefront in offering online investing and banking to their largest clients. They didn’t of course.

My point here is that Future Shock was a huge buzz at the time because it was predicting a large technology increase that would affect all of society. A lot of people could see this coming. Ann’s article here is kind of silly to me as I remember the time.

[Bonus points for anyone who can remember the phrase: “high tech; high touch.”]


24 posted on 12/07/2011 2:44:14 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Syncro

Newt’s not the only one who has a past — Rick Perry was a top supporter and campaign organizer for Al Gore’s presidential campaign back in 1988. And the old saw “older but wiser” comes to mind.


25 posted on 12/07/2011 2:49:21 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Syncro
Dear Ann,

With my favorite Palin not running, your favorite Christie not running, Bachmann stumbling at the gate, Perry shooting himself in the foot, Cain dropping out, Santurum and Huntsman (who?) bringing up the rear, this race is now boiling down to Newt vs Romney. I don't particularly like it but comparatively speaking, if Newt has warts, when it comes to abortion, gay rights, liberal judges, big government programs, mandates, running a state government into the ground, running a state party into the ground, etc, etc, Mitt has Leprosy.

At least Newt did support Ronald Reagan and the Reagan Revolution. He did build a successful Republican majority. He did cut taxes, did reduce the deficit, did balance the budget, did block HillaryCare, did reform welfare, did allow us to reap the whirlwind of the Reagan economy.

Romney saddled Massachusetts with budget busting RomneyCare, taxpayer funded "safe and legal" abortion, gay marriage, leftist judges and a completely destroyed Republican label. And RomneyCare did become the model and impetus for ObamaCare.

Not to mention the fact that Newt has the support of the Republican conservative base and the grassroots tea party supporters:

Romney has the support of the establishment elite and shares the moderate/liberal RINO vote:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/151355/Gingrich-Romney-Among-GOP-Voters-Nationwide.aspx

Who you gonna call?

Love always,

Jim

26 posted on 12/07/2011 2:52:48 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Tribune7

Me either, I’m voting for Perry.


27 posted on 12/07/2011 2:54:31 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: D-fendr
Newt Gingrich on Capitol Hill in Second Life
28 posted on 12/07/2011 2:54:51 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (1/3/2012-Iowa 1/10-Newt Hampshire 1/21-South Carolina 1/31-Florida)
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To: Tribune7

Me either, I’m voting for Perry.


29 posted on 12/07/2011 2:55:00 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Syncro
I still think that Newt will be able to handle himself verbally better then Romney will and by that he will be able to call out just how much Obama and the Democrats have failed these past 4 years and also put the Sub-prime Mortgage debacle right straight Smack Dab on the Democrats! Newt is just a much better debater and he's on Fire now that he can taste the possible thought of Victory! Allen West would be good choice for V.P.
30 posted on 12/07/2011 2:57:26 PM PST by classified
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To: Syncro
If this guy ever became president, he could end up foisting EST on the nation.

What's so horrible about Eastern Standard Time? ;-)

(A rather outdated reference there, Ann. A large portion of the "younger GOP supporters" referenced in this article have no idea what that is.)

31 posted on 12/07/2011 2:58:40 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Syncro

This is exactly why I have also been saying that Newt cannot help being Newt. He talks about all the dumb things he’s done, even recently, but still goes on doing them. He cannot think things through to see any consequences, apparently, but then he apologizes for things he does as being dumb. That’s nice, and had it been a couple isolated incidences several years ago, then I’d be saying let’s let bygones be bygones and move forward. But he continually does this stuff. Infuriates the YOU KNOW WHAT out of everybody. Let him get the nomination and he trips up. A lot of people would stay home. I just know it.


32 posted on 12/07/2011 2:58:49 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well stated, Boss. You should email that to Ann.


33 posted on 12/07/2011 2:59:07 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Syncro

This is exactly why I have also been saying that Newt cannot help being Newt. He talks about all the dumb things he’s done, even recently, but still goes on doing them. He cannot think things through to see any consequences, apparently, but then he apologizes for things he does as being dumb. That’s nice, and had it been a couple isolated incidences several years ago, then I’d be saying let’s let bygones be bygones and move forward. But he continually does this stuff. Infuriates the YOU KNOW WHAT out of everybody. Let him get the nomination and he trips up... a lot of people would stay home November 2012. I just know it. He sounds good, but soundbites do not make a man/leader. We have ample evidence of that DAILY.


34 posted on 12/07/2011 3:00:04 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Jim Robinson; Ann Coulter

GRATE letter Jim!


35 posted on 12/07/2011 3:00:51 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Ann, Ann, Ann....WHY are you pushing Romney??????


36 posted on 12/07/2011 3:09:46 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Syncro

Looking over the field, I’ve got..the funk.

I was so looking forward to the Nov. 2012 election.
Now, argh!


37 posted on 12/07/2011 3:21:53 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: Syncro

That’s nice, Ann. Now tell us about Mitt Romney.


38 posted on 12/07/2011 3:26:11 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Merry Christmas to all)
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To: Syncro
The Tofflers were a couple of old folks who couldn't figure out how to program their VCRs, so they began writing about the "shock" of technology and how we needed government planning to deal with technological overload.

Alvin Toffler published Future Shock in 1970, when he was 41 or 42. He wrote most of it in the 1960s when very few people had VCRs.

I don't actually disagree with her much about the Tofflers or Newt Gingrich, but this habit of treating everyone she disagrees with disrespectfully for cheap laughs can be pretty grating.

39 posted on 12/07/2011 3:28:32 PM PST by x
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To: Syncro
From a 2002 interview with The Telegraph:

“An air of mystery surrounds Coulter’s age. She says she is 38 but her publicist puts her at 40. After the interview, she sends me an email: ‘I think you should go with one of the incorrect younger ages.’

“At the moment, she is without a boyfriend; curiously, her last beau happened to be a Muslim. ‘The relationship was complicated by his interest in committing jihad,’ she jokes. ‘I took away his box cutters. At first, I thought he was a terrorist. I just kept on running into this handsome Muslim on the street. He was a fan of mine.’

“So was he stalking her? ‘He was, but he was a good-looking stalker. I'd been so looking for one of those.’

“Coulter is still searching for Mr. Right-Wing. ‘I've been engaged many times. Four, I think. But I'm not like every other American. I thought I'd meet the right person before getting married and having children.’

“Who were these dumped fiancés? ‘Oh, I don't even remember all of them. I really don't think about exes five minutes after they've gone.’”

Ann is another Laura Ingraham — a bitter, menopausal spinster who can't attract and keep a mate. She remembers everytying about her exes and is taking out on anyone & everyone.

40 posted on 12/07/2011 3:40:52 PM PST by twister881
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Sometimes her tongue gets stuck in her cheek.

It's poetic license. I guess if you have a bunch of bestsellers you can push it a little.

She does have a bizarre sense of humor, which I like.

41 posted on 12/07/2011 3:41:48 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: BfloGuy

Yeah, we know. Ann likes Mitt. She’s right about Newt, though. And don’t give me any false choice between Newt, Mitt and Obama. There are others.”

Not til they are on a ballot. And if it’s write in or third party just go ahead and pull the lever for the Socialist ticket.


42 posted on 12/07/2011 3:44:42 PM PST by jessduntno ("I love the man. I think he's a neat man." - Sen. Tom Coburn (R) about B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Syncro

Ann couldn’t lean further left if she broke a heel.

Chris Christie?

Romney?


43 posted on 12/07/2011 3:46:48 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: twister881
This from a guy that posts pictures of women with “bulges” in their undies.

You seem a bit conflicted...

44 posted on 12/07/2011 3:58:00 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

I’m voting Perry, but I’d support Gingrich if he wins the primary.

Gingrich was quite the cult-guru after the 1994 elections, and blew a lot of the gains in the following year or two.

And he didn’t seem to “get better” in the years after that.

I hope he’s “gotten better” since. :-)


45 posted on 12/07/2011 4:04:04 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: BfloGuy

Yes.

Ann failed to mention that while Newt trumpets that he was a history professor, he was also a Professor of Environmental Studies. In fact, he founded the ES departmet and West Georgia college. Moreover, one of the first things he did as a congresscritter was sponsor a federal law to address global warming.

That was in the early 1980’s.

In 2009, Newt was still a believer in man-made global warming. But when it became a problem for his campaign, he backtracked.


46 posted on 12/07/2011 4:11:26 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: BillyBoy

Ping


47 posted on 12/07/2011 4:16:01 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: fightinJAG
The other day Newt was asked if he believed that global warming was caused by man.

He said he didn't know.

He should know, and speak against it because it isn't caused by man or anything we do.

48 posted on 12/07/2011 4:16:59 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Bolton is a neo-con’s neo-con. If this happens, get ready for more military mis-adventures and needless expenditure of our treasure.

Go, Ron Paul!


49 posted on 12/07/2011 4:17:23 PM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Syncro

Only Hillary’s “bulge”...no conflict. ;~)


50 posted on 12/07/2011 4:21:45 PM PST by twister881
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