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Excerpt: Rush on Romney quote: "He'll Roll Back...Liberalism"
Rush Limbaugh radio program transcript ^ | Jan. 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/14/2012 8:13:02 AM PST by citizen

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CALLER: Oh, yeah, we got bulldoze him. [Romney] He's gotta know there is no safe haven. If he's gonna represent the Republican ticket then he's gonna have to --

RUSH: Let me tell you something I heard him say --

CALLER: All right.

RUSH: -- that I don't know that he's said publicly. He said, if he wins, he thinks he'll only last one term.

CALLER: Now, are you talking about Obama or are you talking about Romney?

RUSH: He says that he is going to roll back all the stuff the left has done. He's gonna ban Obamacare. He's gonna fix Medicaid. He's gonna take on Social Security. He says, (paraphrasing) "I've got four years to save this country, and if I succeed I'm gonna be so hated, I may not get reelected."

CALLER: Well, I'll tell you what --

RUSH: And what he means by that is the media and the left is gonna come after him like crazy, because he is going to be taking on every one of their sacred cows.

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This is what I want to hear, if righting our listing ship of state really is Romney's intention!

There's plenty of reason to be leery of Mitt Romney. However, one thing I am confident of is that the Romney of today is genuinely more conservative than when he governed Massachusetts. How much more is the question.

Comments like those above from a conservative stalwart like Rush Limbaugh are heartening.

1 posted on 01/14/2012 8:13:14 AM PST by citizen
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To: citizen

Romney doesn’t change, he just says whatever is politically expedient.

He’s a milquetoast technocrat with no core convictions or ideas, which isn’t much different than Obama (well, at least Obama is a Saul Alinsky radical at heart).


2 posted on 01/14/2012 8:17:34 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: citizen

Gads, what has Rush been smoking? Why doesn’t he just get behind a conservative in the first place?


3 posted on 01/14/2012 8:18:18 AM PST by livius
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To: citizen

I have a lot of respect for ElRushbo, but I can’t believe he is so gullible that he would believe Romney.


4 posted on 01/14/2012 8:18:48 AM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: citizen

“the Romney of today is genuinely more conservative than when he governed Massachusetts.”

Define “genuinely.”


5 posted on 01/14/2012 8:19:48 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: catfish1957

Romney is more dangerous, because he is more stealth about implementing liberalism......Obama is easier to counter, because he is so blatant about it. Romney will piss on your leg, then tell you it’s raining.


6 posted on 01/14/2012 8:20:18 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: livius

I think Rush is as conflicted as everyone else this election. Still, I have to like what he was told.


7 posted on 01/14/2012 8:22:05 AM PST by citizen (Conservatives, we must choose: Do you want to beat Romney more than Obama? IMHO, we can't do both.)
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To: livius

Rush jumps on the GOP frontrunner bandwagan every election.


8 posted on 01/14/2012 8:24:13 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: citizen

Yes, I agree, there is plenty to be leery and wary of Mitt Romney, but.....after the sad perfromances of hate, emotion, lies, smears and envy coming from the mouths of Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, Romney looks like a saint. Actually, I firmly believe that Gingrich and Perry should withdraw from the race.

Gingrich with his love and adoration of Nancy Pelosi, James Clyburn, Dede Scozzafava, the loss of NY 23, the bad mouthing of Paul Ryan, love of global warming and the individual mandate, lies about Romney, is not one of us!!! Plus, with his hate and envy, he is not wrapped too tight upstairs. Not the kind of person I want as my leader or POTUS!!!

Perry, well.......what does one say??? Not too bright and he suffers from foot-in-the-mouth sickness!!! Both Gingrich and Perry are making the GOP look bad!!! The truth will opt shortly and they both will be gone, thank God!!!


9 posted on 01/14/2012 8:26:47 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

This whole group is the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked....but still Romney sucks the most.


10 posted on 01/14/2012 8:27:55 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: livius
Bain owns Clear Channel & pays Rush's $400 Million contract. Rush is shilling.

He doesn't care who wins.
11 posted on 01/14/2012 8:28:34 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: citizen
Funny, Rush just yesterday said Romney would have to be pressured to move to the right because his natural inclination was to move to the center or left. Which is it, El Rushbo?

Rush is the same sucker that thought Christie Todd Whitman would reform the state of New Jersey. How did that work out?

How did Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Bloomberg work out for Sean Hannity when he was encouraging conservatives to vote for them?

Yeah, Romney promised pro-"choicers" to faithfully defend abortion rights in Massachusetts, too. Was he lying then or he is lying now on the issue? Or doesn't he just say whatever it takes to get elected and do what is in his own best interest?

He still defends Romneycare and openly favors gays in the military and gay adoption. If he can't take a conservative stance on those issues during a primary, why should we trust him to take a conservative stance on anything when he gets into office?

12 posted on 01/14/2012 8:28:34 AM PST by Kazan
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

It’s one thing to have to hold your nose in the general, but to have to do it the primaries....yuck!


13 posted on 01/14/2012 8:29:04 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Grunthor

I only meant that I think he has move toward the right in since he was govenor.


14 posted on 01/14/2012 8:29:07 AM PST by citizen (Conservatives, we must choose: Do you want to beat Romney more than Obama? IMHO, we can't do both.)
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To: citizen
So what has Newt offered. Tenfold what Romney suggested and more conservative and closer to Constitutional values. Hey, Rush, wake up. Newt will do it faster because once an insider and accomplished so many constitutional efforts as Speaker, what make you think Romney could be better.
15 posted on 01/14/2012 8:30:41 AM PST by Logical me
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To: citizen

It’s very possible that Romrat said those things....to a conservative SC audience.

Because you see Rino Romdom will figure out what you want to hear and then he will say it! Ain’t that grand?

The last President that had honor, integrity and real conviction was Ronald Reagan.

And Romnut is no Ronald Reagan, not even close.


16 posted on 01/14/2012 8:31:37 AM PST by Hostage (The revolution needs a spark. The Constitution is dead.)
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To: citizen

So there is a rumor that Romney might be misleading people about his true beliefs and not be so bad.

This is the same thing Hillary supporters told themselves after Obama was nominated.


17 posted on 01/14/2012 8:31:47 AM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Yes, I agree, there is plenty to be leery and wary of Mitt Romney, but.....after the sad perfromances of hate, emotion, lies, smears and envy coming from the mouths of Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, Romney looks like a saint.

You're out of your mind if you want to pretend Romney is more conservative than Perry or Gingrich.

Romney's record is further than left than Obama's.

But, I guess all he needs to do is whisper sweet nothings in your ear for you to believe he is a knight in shining armor.

Unbelievable.

18 posted on 01/14/2012 8:32:01 AM PST by Kazan
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To: citizen

“I only meant that I think he has move toward the right in since he was govenor.”

And you think that because of something he’s done, or just BS spewing from his noise hole?


19 posted on 01/14/2012 8:35:59 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: citizen
I've been a loyal listener of Rush since about 1988, and being an "ex-radio" guy, I can admire his accomplishments on many levels, however...

I think he's being assimilated by the GOP mainstream...the RINOs. All I heard him do this past week was praise Romney, and bash Newt.

Back in the clinton days Rush thought Newt was great...had him on his show several times and sang his praises. But now, Rush has thrown Newt (and Perry), under the bus.

He can say, "Don't doubt me." all he wants, but I doubt him on this one.

Romney was a mentor of the "conservative" Scott Brown, who immediately turned back into a RINO once he was elected.

I just don't trust Massachusetts RINOs who claim to be suddenly "conservative"...does not compute.

OBAMA LIGHT, OBAMA LIGHT
20 posted on 01/14/2012 8:36:20 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

You another Mittbot borg that got converted recently?


21 posted on 01/14/2012 8:36:20 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Kazan

I don’t know, folks, just passing along the info. My goal remains expeling Obama from our White House and getting both houses, too. I’m for the best chance to do that.


22 posted on 01/14/2012 8:36:22 AM PST by citizen (Conservatives, we must choose: Do you want to beat Romney more than Obama? IMHO, we can't do both.)
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To: dfwgator
It’s one thing to have to hold your nose in the general

Who says one we have to?

It can certainly be argued four years Romney undermining conservatism would be worse than four years of gridlock with Obama.

If not for the potential for Supreme Court vacancies, I'd consider the latter the better option. But, then again, I'm not sure Romney can be trusted not to give us another David Souter.

23 posted on 01/14/2012 8:38:31 AM PST by Kazan
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PLEASE DONATE


24 posted on 01/14/2012 8:38:38 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: citizen

And to answer your tagline, yes. If a slippery POS leftist POTUS is going to destroy this once great nation, I’d just as soon it not have an “R” after it’s name.


25 posted on 01/14/2012 8:38:59 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: livius

Rush has allowed his wife to liberalize his conservative principles. He is finished as a conservative.


26 posted on 01/14/2012 8:43:50 AM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: Hostage

I’m not comparing Romney to Reagan, not at all.

But it’s well known that RR moved considerably to the right as he got older. People, and especially politicians, can and do change. Whether or not Romney has is for the voter to decide.

Again, my goal is running Obama outta town next January. I’d prefer to do it with a Santorum but I don;t think he can win. Newt self-destructed in about 5 seconds after he gor a lead in the polls. Same for Perry.

What a mess but we simply have to beat Obama and his Dim cronies!


27 posted on 01/14/2012 8:44:48 AM PST by citizen (Conservatives, we must choose: Do you want to beat Romney more than Obama? IMHO, we can't do both.)
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To: citizen
But it’s well known that RR moved considerably to the right as he got older. People, and especially politicians, can and do change.

BS....Reagan was the same man that he was in the 50s. People do not change, they just get better at fooling people.

28 posted on 01/14/2012 8:47:49 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Logical me
Newt is probably the worst on illegal immigration. “Establishing roots” + Attending Church + WWII Type Neighborhood Boards Run by Liberals = AMNESTY
29 posted on 01/14/2012 8:48:00 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: citizen
But it’s well known that RR moved considerably to the right as he got older.

Or sometimes they pretend to move to the right when they run for President.

Romney was well over 50 when he pushed through Romneycare, raised taxes and fees $700 million, attended Planned Parenthood fundraisers, included $50 abortions in healthcare legislation and signed gay marriage into law.

30 posted on 01/14/2012 8:48:50 AM PST by Kazan
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To: Utmost Certainty

Friend, I am no friend or supporter of Mitt Romney. My team was Palin/Cain!!! I am ticked at many Freepers supporting Newt Gingrich. I’ll skip the majority of reasons why!!! But...my real frustration is that when Gingrich jumped all over Paul Ryan and his budget plan and backed Dede Soczzafava in NY23, Freepers, enmasse were ready to flush him down the toilet. Rightfully so!!! Newt, today is no different. He hobnobs with Pelosi, James Clyburn, bad mouths Paul Ryan. lies about Bain, Inc. and...bad mouths free enterprise and private industry!!! and...that is only beginners!!! the ppor gent is unbalanced and unfocused, and....should no more be POTUS then I should!!! As for Perry, there is just nothing there upstairs or throughout!!!


31 posted on 01/14/2012 8:51:41 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Kazan

Oh I refuse to accept the GOP’s dog food this time if it’s Romney.

But still, the two others, Newt and Santorum, are nothing to write home about, but they certainly are marginally acceptable.


32 posted on 01/14/2012 8:51:47 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: citizen

I think whoever gets in there is going to face really tough choices and the only way out is by doing the hard things that we have to do. Of course if Obama wins he will be tap dancing like crazy and he will spend a lot of time in his new vacation home


33 posted on 01/14/2012 8:52:52 AM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: citizen

Dogs against Romney!


34 posted on 01/14/2012 8:53:26 AM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: citizen

There is nothing in Romney’s polical career to indicate he would do any of those things mentioned.


35 posted on 01/14/2012 8:54:11 AM PST by Leep
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To: FrankR

The most stunning thing I’ve heard from Rush came yesterday.

For months, he’s praised Rick Perry’s conservative record. Only a week or so ago, he said, “Have you SEEN what this guy has done in Texas?” He is even on record as saying that Perry would be an ideal candidate.

But yesterday he started talking about “some candidates” who didn’t do well in the early debates and who some wrongly believe are dumb or not well-spoken. (Of course he was talking about Perry, but he didn’t have the guts to name him). Then he said, “It isn’t that they’re dumb; they’re just not really conservative.”

Unbelievable.


36 posted on 01/14/2012 8:55:49 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Kazan
"Romney was well over 50 when he pushed through Romneycare, raised taxes and fees $700 million, attended Planned Parenthood fundraisers, included $50 abortions in healthcare legislation and signed gay marriage into law."

I've heard nothing about Romney that suggests he'll "roll back" anything if he gets into office. He strikes me as a reach-across-the-aisle type republican.

37 posted on 01/14/2012 8:56:25 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: swamprebel
Dogs against Romney!

For the Dogs (anti-Romney ad featuring the Return of Seamus)

Pass it around.
38 posted on 01/14/2012 8:59:24 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: citizen

“People, and especially politicians, can and do change. Whether or not Romney has is for the voter to decide.”

It shouldn’t be a hard decision at all. Romney has flipped and flopped repeatedly during THIS campaign season. Have you missed his statements on global warming and his absolute refusal to disown Romneycare? Good grief, in one of the debates, he lied about his own NAME.


39 posted on 01/14/2012 9:00:50 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Leep

Well, everybody, we still have a few more primaries to go before anyone is nominated. Things may change.

I have to go but will check in later from my droid.


40 posted on 01/14/2012 9:00:53 AM PST by citizen (Conservatives, we must choose: Do you want to beat Romney more than Obama? IMHO, we can't do both.)
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To: citizen

One of our guys needs to do an ad “The Next Day”. It would show our country six months or a year after elections. Romney would be working with Dems on gun control and asking for more money because his “investment” failed. Israel would be invaded and defeated while Paul went biking (who cares from debates), etc. People don’t project, don’t consider what their vote actually means.

And Obama, show the country transformed into third-world and Obama doing what he’s done for the first three years in office, destroying America.


41 posted on 01/14/2012 9:10:06 AM PST by Kenny
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To: FrankR

I have been a Rush 24/7 member for years and years.

Last week, I asked for my annual membership money back, which I only paid 3 weeks ago.

His bashing Newt and saying we should defend the disgusting “form” of Capitalism that Mitt operates made me want to puke. I don’t begrudge ANY ONE making millions or billions. But treating American workers like chattel and throwing the jobs that he created to China and other countries is undefendable. (although perfectly legal)

I do not trust Mitt to be unbiased with regards to Wall Street and legislation. I would trust any of the others more.

Rush probably “golfs with Mitt”. That’s his test of quality leadership.


42 posted on 01/14/2012 9:13:26 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Let the Dogs out Mitt!

Dogs against Romney!

43 posted on 01/14/2012 9:15:28 AM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Good grief, in one of the debates, he lied about his own NAME.

Certainly, one of Mitt's greatest hits, along with this gem:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2007-12-20-romney-mlk_N.htm

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he watched his father, the late Michigan governor George Romney, in a 1960s civil rights march in Michigan with Martin Luther King Jr.

On Wednesday, Romney's campaign said his recollections of watching his father, an ardent civil rights supporter, march with King were meant to be figurative.

"He was speaking figuratively, not literally," Eric Fehrnstrom, spokesman for the Romney campaign, said of the candidate.

The campaign was responding to questions raised by the Free Press and other media after a Boston publication challenged the accuracy of Mitt Romney's account.

In a major speech on faith and politics earlier this month in Texas, Mitt Romney said: "I saw my father march with Martin Luther King."

44 posted on 01/14/2012 9:18:49 AM PST by Kazan
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To: dfwgator
This whole group is the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked....but still Romney sucks the most.

I know that feeling, but I just haven't been able to express it so eloquently.

Lewinskys for everyone.

45 posted on 01/14/2012 9:30:31 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Kazan
Romney's record is further than left than Obama's.

Absurd.

46 posted on 01/14/2012 9:35:57 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Bain owns Clear Channel & pays Rush's $400 Million contract. Rush is shilling.

That is probably one of the dumbest statements made on FR in months, and that is saying something.

Rush doesn't need Bain Capital or Clear Channel, they need him.

Rush earns what he does because people listen, buy products, join his 24/7, buy his newsletter etc. and have been doing so, better than anyone else, for 20 plus years.

You want to reconsider your post?

47 posted on 01/14/2012 9:36:55 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Kazan

“On Wednesday, Romney’s campaign said his recollections of watching his father, an ardent civil rights supporter, march with King were meant to be figurative.

“He was speaking figuratively, not literally,” Eric Fehrnstrom, spokesman for the Romney campaign, said of the candidate.”

HOLY COW, what a liar!


48 posted on 01/14/2012 9:37:35 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: Recovering_Democrat
How is it absurd to say Romney's record in Massachusetts isn't more liberal than Obama's as President?

Romney included $50 abortions in his healthcare plan while Obama was forced to exclude taxpayer funding.

Romney signed gay marriage into law, something Obama can only dream of doing.

Romney raised taxes and frees significantly while Obama hasn't been able to.

49 posted on 01/14/2012 9:41:55 AM PST by Kazan
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To: ScottfromNJ

Yes, I love Rush but when push comes to shove he’s going to tow the party line.


50 posted on 01/14/2012 9:51:30 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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