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Romney Wins Big in Florida Primary
The Slimes ^ | January 31st | Jim Rutenberg

Posted on 01/31/2012 5:32:46 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney rolled to victory in the Florida primary on Tuesday evening, according to early returns and exit polls, dispatching an insurgent threat from Newt Gingrich and reclaiming his dominant position in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: benedictromney; fl; fl2012; flaprimaryresults; florida; mediabias; mitt4romney; romney; romney4dnc; romney4romney; slickwillard
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Bummer.
1 posted on 01/31/2012 5:32:48 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

They’re partying and celebrating on FOX.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 5:34:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This is... depressing. I am ashamed to call myself a Floridian. The drums of tyranny are growing louder.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 5:34:33 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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4 posted on 01/31/2012 5:35:57 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Is this going to be a belly-aching, self-indulgent thread..?

What would REAGAN do?


5 posted on 01/31/2012 5:36:19 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
You can't win the GOP nomination without winning South Carolina—so let not your hearts be troubled.
6 posted on 01/31/2012 5:36:19 PM PST by Happy Rain
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Screw Romney. He ain’t gettin’ my vote.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 5:36:40 PM PST by dinodino
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To: rarestia

Four More Years is a certainty now.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 5:37:39 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

A local radio guy here in LA said that there was a poll that showed 51% of Florida Republicans described themselves as moderates. Only 29% said they were Conservatives.

If that’s true, Newt never had a chance.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 5:38:45 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: gaijin

>>>What would REAGAN do?

Go full attack mode against the media.... at every turn, tell the world the media is cramming Willard down the Republican’s throats because they really want DearLeader re-elected.


10 posted on 01/31/2012 5:39:40 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
If Romney wins the nomination we can be sure that millions of FL who would have voted Republican will just sit it out in the General Election and FL communists Democrats will vote King Obama to win the State. Really screwed.
11 posted on 01/31/2012 5:39:40 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Those miserable scumbags. How I hate them all. The whole lib media circus.


12 posted on 01/31/2012 5:39:46 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: dfwgator

That sends chills up my spine, gator. I’m bordering on tears at this moment.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 5:39:50 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Faux News is hysterically happy that they helped Mittens and the GOP-e.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 5:40:08 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: rarestia

we have too many brain dead people who moved into our southern part of our state and brought their north east politics with them.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 5:40:58 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

It’s not too late for a Sarah Palin to get into this thing. Still 95% of delegates left to be decided and we have five weeks before the next major string of primaries.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 5:41:37 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 2 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: gaijin

What would REAGAN do?

He would say “Well, there you go again”!


17 posted on 01/31/2012 5:41:53 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Well, this is Flor-duh after all. The same state that almost botched the 2000 and gave us Bush v. Gore.

I haven’t forgotten...


18 posted on 01/31/2012 5:42:06 PM PST by madmaximus (Anyone But Robamney.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Why is Flori-Duh always so messed up??

are they just gullible??


19 posted on 01/31/2012 5:42:08 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: gaijin
Is this going to be a belly-aching, self-indulgent thread..?

And not the only one.

20 posted on 01/31/2012 5:42:08 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: rarestia
I don't understand how anyone can vote for a guy who defrauded medicare of so much money that his company was fined something like $119,00,00.
And he can't plead that he knew not because he was running the company.

And the advertising that New was run out of the house in disgrace for unethical behavior when the IRS cleared him.

That a total lie.

Who would vote for a liar and a thief? Only a voter with no moral compass of his own. I hope Newt will stick with it because before it is over, Romney's lies will catch up with him.

21 posted on 01/31/2012 5:42:22 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Logical me

my family will never vote for ROmney and I guarantee that the establishment now say we must unite, we must defeat obama, look we’ll put VP on the ticket for you , don;t vote for Romney is a vote for obama

Well they can all piss off, I;ve had it with all of those who attacked Newt, including FOX and I will never vote for him and be taken advantaged of like 2008


22 posted on 01/31/2012 5:43:03 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Your headline made me think of the novel, "The Devil's Advocate" by Taylor Caldwell. Here is a passage from that book:

Now a bitter and raging anger began to fill him. This group of men, perhaps more than any other single group, was responsible for the muddy horror which had choked the people for decades. The free and independent press! the members of that profession had either supinely allowed themselves to be seduced into the betrayal of a nation, or had been had voluntarily silenced out of cowardice or expediency. Many of them had been engaged for years in active and deliberate treachery, using the powerful means oc communication to further the designs of wicked men. This latter half of the Press had deceived the people with lies and cunning anf falsehood and synthetic rages against "the special intersets" of the forties and fifties. They had denounced any man of spirit and courage who had dared speak against the foul servants of Communism and Socialism whether that man were Senator or fellow-scribe, private citizen, ambassador, statesman or writer. Scores of them had hysterically upheld any politician who had attacked or evaded the Constitution of the United states of America; they had been the idolators of Communist Russia and had labored fervently, for hire or through the evil imaginings of their perverted minds to thrust Marxism upon their nation.

23 posted on 01/31/2012 5:43:03 PM PST by saminfl
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This was the same Big Media that kept John Edwards’ campaign viable (so as to block out Hillary’s threat to Obama by keeping her in a 3 way race for delegates) long past this timeframe in 2008 even after they knew of his bastard child.

I guess we can look forward to more rigged “Twenty One” gameshow style debates from Democrat anchors tossing softballs to the Golden Child, while preparing to release more books in his favor on inauguration day.

And Romney and his advocates will never speak as nasty about The One as they did about Cain, Santorum, and Gingrich. Mitt’s waged a scortched earth campaign and now it’ll be time to make nice. He’s safe to run to the left, as Soros says, there’s little difference except for possibly the VP choice and a future SC nomination.

In Mitt’s favor, he wasn’t raised by an American hating red diaper doper baby on the knee of a Communist and brought into the political area by a former domestic terrorist and treasonous Communist who openly engaged in coordinated enemy attacks in a time of war.


24 posted on 01/31/2012 5:43:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (When is President Obama going to cut Warren Buffett's secretary's tax rate? She gets $200-500k/yr)
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To: rarestia

Don’t play the surrender monkey game.

It ain’t over.


25 posted on 01/31/2012 5:43:34 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: GeronL
Why is Flori-Duh always so messed up?? are they just gullible??

It's the geezer vote.

Geezers love mittens.

26 posted on 01/31/2012 5:44:52 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: old curmudgeon

Ourch!!!!

That was supposed to be $119,000,000.


27 posted on 01/31/2012 5:45:07 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Gene Eric

It’s not over nationally, but it’s over here in Florida. Now the regret hangover begins. I put a lot of my time and heart into backing Newt here, and it feels all for naught.

I can’t do much else to help in other states.


28 posted on 01/31/2012 5:45:32 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Memo to Newt and Rick:

Don’t go French on us.


29 posted on 01/31/2012 5:46:43 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: manc

I can’t get thru to the contact for FOX. Have been trying for several days as I am anxious to give them a piece of my mind. Anybody have an email address?


30 posted on 01/31/2012 5:46:54 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This goes far beyond Newt vs. Mitt. This is a battle for the soul of the GOP and what this party stands for. We are either constitutional conservatives or liberal-lites.

Pray for America.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 5:47:21 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

if it was never in doubt why the scorch and burn tactics which but assure nobama again...momney is a fkg mutt!


32 posted on 01/31/2012 5:48:00 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

So Floridians...tell me. What flavor was the Kool-Aid?


33 posted on 01/31/2012 5:48:08 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Newt is stubborn as hell —me, too. Us, too.

He’s not going to give up. I’m not going to give up on him. I’m going to recognize is that the EASIER thing is to weep and say, “Well I’ll just go EAT WORMS...!!!”

The harder thing is to suck it up, and keep going. Most people don’t do that. THIS is where we see who are the real true-believers.

I never thought the Monica mess would come out —it did. I thought Fast & Furious would fizzle —it hasn’t.

THE LIBS ARE COUNTING ON US TO GIVE UP & THEY NEED THAT CUZ THEIR GUY IS SOOOO WEAK.

Naw, I’m not giving up, NOPE..!

Reagan would want us to stick it out, and Rush wants that, too.

Newt will CONTINUE —watch.


34 posted on 01/31/2012 5:48:29 PM PST by gaijin
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To: dinodino

“Screw Romney. He ain’t gettin’ my vote.”

Obama and communists everywhere are heartened by your support.


35 posted on 01/31/2012 5:48:36 PM PST by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Just heard Mittens say that we will have a united party during the convention in August.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhttttttttttt.


36 posted on 01/31/2012 5:49:10 PM PST by bergmeid (ABR 2012)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
reclaiming his dominant position in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Wait, whut?

He didn't win Iowa, he didn't win SC. So he finally won somthing besides liberal New Hampshire?

How many total delegates do all the competitors have? And how many are left out there?

/johnny

37 posted on 01/31/2012 5:49:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SamAdams76

Sam, it is too late. All the filing deadlines have passed.


38 posted on 01/31/2012 5:50:21 PM PST by Wolfstar ('The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.' Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: dinodino

Amen. 4 years of this liberal homo loving slime ball or Obama. Same ole same ole.


39 posted on 01/31/2012 5:50:31 PM PST by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliever the shaft.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I believe this is Romney’s first win? To watch Fox Netwless you would think he has been elected President?


40 posted on 01/31/2012 5:50:34 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Leep

BTW all the cheers Romney is getting is from two mormon familes.


41 posted on 01/31/2012 5:51:42 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: rarestia

It’s not all lost. Newt pounded Santorum 5-2 no doubt due in part to the support of folks such as yourself.

Unless Rick’s in it to manipulate the voters, it’s time for him to bail.

This is important for the next cycle of voting.

Hang in there.


42 posted on 01/31/2012 5:51:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

One little ray of sunshine here. Mitt only gets 50 delegates not the 100. hahahahahahahahahahaha, there is some justice in this.


43 posted on 01/31/2012 5:52:31 PM PST by annieokie
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To: GR_Jr.

A moderate is a person who stands for nothing...even worse than a liberal. I’m surprised they would admit it.


44 posted on 01/31/2012 5:53:59 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: romanesq

You know what? I think that, in the long run, replacing Obama with a paler Obama (Romney) with an R after his name could do more damage to the country than allowing Obama to be reelected, hopefully to trigger another Reagan revolution in 2016.

I WILL NOT vote for Romney. I held my nose and voted for McCain, and it won’t happen again. It sends the wrong message to the RNC.


46 posted on 01/31/2012 5:55:26 PM PST by dinodino
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To: GR_Jr.
A local radio guy here in LA said that there was a poll that showed 51% of Florida Republicans described themselves as moderates. Only 29% said they were Conservatives.

Perhaps Newt just wasn't conservative enough. That's why McCain lost to Obama.

47 posted on 01/31/2012 5:55:40 PM PST by Once-Ler (ProLife ProGun ProGod ProSoldier ProBusiness Republican for Palin)
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To: gaijin
Just like November 2008 on FR.

A period of relentless, self delusional confirmation bias is followed by an equal period of whining and bellyaching when everyone is forced to admit the polls were right after all.

48 posted on 01/31/2012 5:55:46 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: cicero2k

>> Memo to Newt and Rick:
>> Don’t go French on us.

Romney learned from the McCain/Huck maneuvering. It wouldn’t surprise me if Rick’s being incentivized.


49 posted on 01/31/2012 5:56:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Portcall24

I’m a Floridian, and I voted for Gingrich. I guess I didn’t get passed a cup of the Kool-Aid.

You know what? Principles DO matter. Romney will never get my vote. Gingrich is fighting for an ideal, while Romney is merely fighting for an office.


50 posted on 01/31/2012 5:56:59 PM PST by dinodino
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