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Drudge leads establishment/RINO backstabbing of Gingrich
Deseret News ^ | January 26, 2012 | Eric Schulzke

Posted on 01/26/2012 11:47:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

......The Drudge outburst seems to reflect a growing sense among the conservative opinion commentariat that Gingrich as nominee is a serious liability in a pivotal election year, a fact the GOP base has yet to fully grasp. The pundits apparently view themselves as the sober older sibling warning a starry-eyed sister about the hot guy on the Harley who's been around enough to leave a mark.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloodythursday; charleshurt; charliehurt; establishmentgop; gope; gopprimary; joecurl; josephcurl; mattdrudge; mattrhoades; waronnewt
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Nov 14, 2011: Special report: The golden age of opposition research Original source – Reuters .....Overall, Romney is thought to have the best oppo team in this Republican primary, with Yost as chief of research and Matt Rhoades, another veteran of RNC opposition research, as campaign manager. No one in the Romney organization would comment.

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....."Frustrated rivals think they know the secret: a low-profile, hard-driving Republican operative named Matt Rhoades, who is Romney’s campaign manager. Rhoades met Drudge, as POLITICO Editor-in-Chief John F. Harris and co-author Mark Halperin reported in their book “The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008,” when he became research director of the Republican National Committee and was introduced by his predecessor on a special trip to Miami. Rhoades has since been seen as a pipeline to the reclusive Drudge, who now has two veteran Washington reporters working on the site as well.".... Source

1 posted on 01/26/2012 11:47:07 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Title should be “Drudge leads media backlash against conservatism.”


2 posted on 01/26/2012 11:51:11 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Him and Coulter can hope for their cocktail party invitations to rub elbows with the elitists. They are dead to me.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 11:51:34 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The other Romney operatives that now work for Drudge are reachable at:

Joe Curl
jcurl@washingtontimes.com

Charles Hurt
charleshurt@live.com


4 posted on 01/26/2012 11:53:15 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Drudge is giving Newt the Full Alinsky


5 posted on 01/26/2012 11:53:33 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: reasonisfaith

And the deseret news has no dog in the fight right ?

“The Deseret News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, and is Utah’s oldest continuously published daily newspaper. It has the second largest daily circulation in the state behind The Salt Lake Tribune. The Deseret News is owned by Deseret News Publishing Company, a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is a for-profit business holdings company owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” wiki


6 posted on 01/26/2012 11:53:40 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Where is ANONYMOUS when the country needs some dirty tricks reversed? LOL! (only sort of a “lol”....maybe more of a smirk.)


7 posted on 01/26/2012 11:54:33 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"conservative backlash"?

The headline from this Salt Lake City "news"paper is 100% wrong. Soon-to-be President Gingrich is a stalwart Christian Constitutional Conservative. Newt Gingrich is the Reagan of our era.

Those involved in the so-called backlash are certainly not Conservative. And Mitt Romney is not to the right of Obama. Only the pigmentation and hair styles are different.

8 posted on 01/26/2012 11:54:52 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What makes drudge a conservative? He’s just a guy who posts links and a picture on his page. He has never articulated any conservative view, as far as I’m aware.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 11:55:31 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Colofornian; T Minus Four; Utah Binger; svcw; Elsie; greyfoxx39

This paper is owned by the Mormon church and has been in the tank for Romney since the beginning.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 11:55:32 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I’m the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Nicely done. So true too.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 11:55:42 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There is no “conservative” backlash against Gingrich. I am, however, surprised at just how deeply Romney’s people and Romney’s money were able to penetrate the media organizations that develop conservative opinion.

I am exceedingly proud, however, that a lot of us aren’t falling for the propaganda barrage. No, we are not shambling zombie flunkies for the voices of talk radio or Fox News.

Thank you, you who contribute here, because when I read your posts I realize that the whole conservative movement hasn’t gone completely insane.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 11:56:08 AM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Electability my eye. Anyone with half a brain can see that Flip will not be able to hold the Republican base together. Talk about the moderates and independents all you want, they won’t make any difference without the base turning out.

Romney would get crushed in the general, this is all about a squish who would never rock the boat. The perfect malleable candidate.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 11:57:15 AM PST by bereanway
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
That's it! That's where the stench is coming from.

I've seen some dirty politics before, but this is unbelievable.

14 posted on 01/26/2012 11:57:19 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

SLC lds owned paper. Yep, they are in the tank for their guy, Romney.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 11:57:31 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen You up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: re_nortex

Heads up. This paper is owned by the Mormon church. It is part of their propaganda arm.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 11:57:56 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: reasonisfaith

6/12/11 “Mitt Romney Leads the Drudge Primary”

.........” The second aide to a Romney rival said he takes comfort in a simple fact.

“Romney had Drudge in 2008 and still wasn’t able to win,” he said.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56714.html


17 posted on 01/26/2012 11:58:46 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The best op research money can buy.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 11:58:53 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Drudge outburst seems to reflect a growing sense among the conservative opinion commentariat that Gingrich as nominee is a serious liability in a pivotal election year, a fact the GOP base has yet to fully grasp. The pundits apparently view themselves as the sober older sibling warning a starry-eyed sister about the hot guy on the Harley who's been around enough to leave a mark.

Yep, the pubbie pundits view us dumbass redneck rube TEA party jerks as too wild eyed and immature to pick our candidate.

I am so wild eyed right now, that it's good that I'm not in contact with any pundit.

I would hate to do time for doing the crime that is in my head right now.

19 posted on 01/26/2012 11:58:53 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: PhiloBedo

They have been co-opted by the Republican establishment. I wouldn’t go so far as saying they are dead to me as every single person or group is needed in the upcoming battle against Obama, and even afterwards, but I definitely discount everything they have to say during the primary. The RNC must be paying them handsomely for their role in attacking Gingrich.


20 posted on 01/26/2012 12:00:02 PM PST by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Timaeus

It isn’t just his money, his church is in on it too. They NEED him to win so they can proclaim that he has fulfilled the “White Horse Prophecy” (even though Smith gave it about his own run for POTUS in 1844) to stop the huge loss of membership they have been going through here in the US the last 10 years or so.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 12:00:35 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: reaganaut
Heads up. This paper is owned by the Mormon church. It is part of their propaganda arm.

That's why I cut to the chase -- their insulting bottom line.

22 posted on 01/26/2012 12:01:11 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BOYCOTT DRUDGE


23 posted on 01/26/2012 12:01:26 PM PST by LC Gladiator (Barack Obama is a malevolent Marxist cockroach and a foul festering pustule on the hide of America.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Thane_Banquo
"...older sibling warning a starry-eyed sister about the hot guy on the Harley who's been around enough to leave a mark."

The sister might be Drudge but I'm not sure Ann is really a "sister". They..together with their editor Brit Hume are GOProud (gay republicans)and they want the Mittens. If you want to warn somebody, you need to tell everyone that Mittens is sKerry.

Quote from a fellow Freeper...

"If Romney gets the nomination, mark my words: As soon as the convention is over, you're going to see the Romney who passed the Assault Weapons Ban. You're going to see the Romney who supported gay marriage. You're going to see the Romney who protected and knighted Planned Parenthood. You're going to see the Romney who invented Obamacare and wants to keep it going. And conservatives will no longer have any say inside the Republican Party."~Thane_Banquo

24 posted on 01/26/2012 12:01:44 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: winner3000

They are either with us or against us, the TEA party movement that is.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 12:02:19 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: PhiloBedo

clarification: .....Us being the Tea party movement.


26 posted on 01/26/2012 12:03:13 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Earthdweller; Thane_Banquo

That is a fantastic quote. Thank you for reposting it. Thanks to Banquo for writing it.


27 posted on 01/26/2012 12:05:21 PM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Drudge Report = The Mitt Poofter Magic Underwear Romney Sodomy Coulter Report.


28 posted on 01/26/2012 12:05:30 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: GVnana
Wall Street--Mitt Romney--K-Street.

Mitt was/is to be their beautiful conduit and Newt is messing with their plan.

29 posted on 01/26/2012 12:06:21 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just remember a few months back when the Romniacs were throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Palin, because they thought she was going to be their main rival.

When she dropped out they turned their guns on Gingrich. The party professionals are doing everything they can to make sure their guy is the nominee, and they’ll say anything, do anything, and they do not count the cost.

Its a war between the party professionals and the party rank and file. Its our party, but the parasitical “leadership” isn’t going down without a slash-and-burn fight. After a fight this bitter, it is going to be all but impossible to unite behind the winner, but they don’t care about that. They have to stop Gingrich even if it costs them the election later.


30 posted on 01/26/2012 12:06:21 PM PST by marron
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To: LC Gladiator

Or post the below in the comments section of every site Drudge links to...

http://gawker.com/5200009/drudge-i-do-not-love-sex-with-men

Drudge: ‘I Do Not Love Sex With Men’

4/6/2009

Drudge has never been said to particularly relish his homosexuality or embrace it; in fact his gay romantic/sexual side has been described (when alleged) as conflicted and awkward.

David Brock, the former right-wing writer, wrote in his memoir Blinded by the Right about a “scary” date in which Drudge, after bringing Brock flowers and navigating the Santa Monica gay strip “like a pro,” stepped on a competing suitor’s foot “really hard” (in Drudge’s purported words) in a nightclub to scare him away from Brock.

Alec Baldwin stated that Drudge made an advance on him in an ABC Studios hallway, a proposition that had “kind of a creepy quality to it.”

Drudge denied he was gay to the Miami New Times in 2001, even as he launched into a disquisition on (as the New Times put it) “the reigning DJ king of gay circuit parties” and summarized his nightlife thusly: “I go to straight bars, I go to gay bars.”


31 posted on 01/26/2012 12:09:06 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Earthdweller
..If you want to warn somebody, you need to tell everyone that Mittens is sKerry. ...

Mitt's Masquerade [about how he lines up with another Mass pol – John Kerry – who lost]

.........But what happens if Romney gets the nomination? That question has been stubbornly elusive in media coverage, which has instead focused on the lothario innuendoes surrounding Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich's grandiosity. Meanwhile Romney slips by relatively unscathed, the beneficiary of the perfunctory conventional wisdom of political strategists. Well, he looks good on television and doesn't say outlandish things, so he must be the best candidate. He's the flag-carrier for hardheaded realists who will compromise generously for a win over President Obama.

But he's also a patrician flip-flopper from Massachusetts. Sound familiar?

This is the problem with Romney: a strong comparison can be made between him and 2004 historical footnote John Kerry, and the similarities aren't just superficial. Romney seems to be haunted by Kerry's ghost, perhaps as it sips a fine Sauvignon Blanc."..........

32 posted on 01/26/2012 12:10:55 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Drudge isn’t “leading” anything. He just links to other stories. All this stuff is coming out about Newt because it’s true; nobody’s making it up. Truth is newt is a jerk. Don’t try to twist that into saying I’m a Romneybot.


33 posted on 01/26/2012 12:10:55 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus
Drudge isn’t “leading” anything. He just links to other stories......

Do you know how lame you sound?

34 posted on 01/26/2012 12:12:31 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Diogenesis

More for your comprehensive Romney truth file and the extent of the GOP-E involvement with him, as well as his nasty opposition research tactics.


35 posted on 01/26/2012 12:13:53 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ozzymandus

-—Drudge isn’t “leading” anything. He just links to other stories. All this stuff is coming out about Newt because it’s true; nobody’s making it up.-—

What stuff? It’s all nonsense. Can anyone remember any of these shocking allegations? Can you?

What is the worst complaint?


36 posted on 01/26/2012 12:16:30 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: ozzymandus
"All this stuff is coming out about Newt because it’s true; nobody’s making it up...

There are no positive stories posted on Drudge about Newt ...nothing to refute the negative and the out right lies and people have been sending them to Drudge..... ALL FLIPPING DAY LONG!

Are you logged in? To this planet I mean....

37 posted on 01/26/2012 12:18:49 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All this stuff about Newt is really beginning to sway me. I mean, the ICE BUCKET!

/s, y’all


38 posted on 01/26/2012 12:27:20 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: ozzymandus
"All this stuff is coming out about Newt because it’s true; nobody’s making it up."

Publishing Newt's quotes out of context when he's paraphrasing the rat leaders feelings about Reagan on the House Floor, is making up false quotes about Newt's feelings about Reagan.

The GOP-E and their lapdogs should publish Newt's entire speeches, instead of excerpts and let the American public decide.

Warts and all, Newt has a record of being fiscally conservative.

No matter who wins the GOP nomination, the GOP-E operatives will not attack the socialist pres__ent in the fall.

39 posted on 01/26/2012 12:31:24 PM PST by A_Niceguy_in_CA
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As a dyed-in-the-wool reactionary, I’m proud to be part of the backlash against the backlash.


40 posted on 01/26/2012 12:38:12 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

41 posted on 01/26/2012 12:41:45 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The DE-nOOt squad is hard at work...

Romney, of course, is Obamas(the Shadow Gov’ts) Plan “B”...
Ron Paul has Political Tourettes..
Rick Santorum has the ability to “inspire” like Ben Stein..

Whats left is whiter than white Newtie..
nOOt is pretty much all “WE” have..
The only REAL conservative (Michele Bachmann) was discontinued as a candidate..

NOPE I’m going with NEEWT.... not that there is any choice..
Michele, Hermie and Perry are goners.. and Palin is protecting her family..

Only question is did nOOt have a “come to Jesus” moment..
-OR- is it all an “ACT”... and he is telling us what we want to hear?..

No doubt about it tho.. Drudge and Coulter are surpises...


42 posted on 01/26/2012 12:50:57 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Keith in Iowa

43 posted on 01/26/2012 12:58:22 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: PhiloBedo

They are dead and we will win without them! What a bunch of mindless digbats to push for Romney!


44 posted on 01/26/2012 1:01:50 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: hosepipe

Drudge has been helping to pick them off one by one.

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“Readers of the Drudge Report awoke this morning to a familiar theme: Bad news about Rick Perry.

“Cain Rises on Perry’s Implosion,” the headline read, linking a Washington Post poll.

While conservatives like Rush Limbaugh complain bitterly of the intense mainstream-media vetting of the Texas governor, Perry’s woes have been exacerbated by the most powerful editor on the right, as Matt Drudge drives the bad news deep into the conservative echo chamber. Perry’s Drudge problem is the flip-side of Mitt Romney’s Drudge edge, which we wrote about in June.

Just this week, for example, five of six Drudge headlines about Perry include bad news, from polling to policy: “PERRY APOLOGIZES FOR CALLING GOP VOTERS ‘HEARTLESS’... Iowa: Romney 21%, Bachmann 15%, Perry 14%, Paul 12%...POLL: CAIN ON TOP, PERRY PLUMMETS...PERRY: MY WIFE PRODDED ME TO RUN.”

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1011/Perrys_Drudge_problem.html?showall


45 posted on 01/26/2012 1:06:45 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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46 posted on 01/26/2012 1:15:44 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Folks, not every person who supports Romney is a RINO. Get over it.

Drudge’s headline as we speak is a link to CNN story about how NEWT is striking back against Mitt.

Drudge is passing along information, he is another gateway. If you find it useful, go there...I go to Drudge’s site two or three times a day at least. If you think he isn’t worth going to, then ignore him.

Frankly, I hardly EVER go to a LameStream Media “news” site unless it is linked on FR or Drudge. I find these sites great for finding in depth analysis or little known stories...then I can pass along the truth to Facebook and Twitter friends.


47 posted on 01/26/2012 1:24:30 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: JediJones

Does Matt Drudge really agree with Mitten’s policies, or does he just want to get in his pants? Just wondering???


48 posted on 01/26/2012 1:33:01 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Ron Paul’s fans seem to be enjoying it.

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?355648-Drudge-Report-exposing-Newt-s-quot-love-quot-for-Reagan


49 posted on 01/26/2012 1:33:42 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cindy of Nashville
[ Does Matt Drudge really agree with Mitten’s policies, or does he just want to get in his pants? Just wondering??? ]

NOW... that right there... is funny...

50 posted on 01/26/2012 1:42:21 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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