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Record Low Turnout For Primary (Nobody wants Romney)
NBC Connecticut ^ | April 24th | Bob Connors

Posted on 04/25/2012 7:26:25 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Lowest turnout for a Presidential Preference Primary since the current system was established.

Voter turnout for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary was the lowest since the current system was established in 1980, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

Figures reported to Merrill's office show just 14.4 percent of eligible Republicans turned out for the Primary Tuesday.

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


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================The previous low for voter turnout was in 2004, when only 20 percent of Democrats cast ballots in the Primary. John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, Howard Dean and John Edwards were on the ballot in that contest.==================

And we all know about the Kerry presidency.

1 posted on 04/25/2012 7:26:29 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I’ll never understand Republicans. If ya don’t want Romney, then VOTE FOR SOMEONE ELSE! Don’t stay home! This is a PRIMARY! It’s like herd mentality with these primary voters. You vote for who you WANT, not who the polls and media say is ahead!


2 posted on 04/25/2012 7:30:57 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Nuthin but tumbleweeds blowing across the Grand Old Plantation.

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Mitt Romney will go down in history is the first Neo Democrat party candidate and as a loser.
3 posted on 04/25/2012 7:30:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: FrdmLvr

As you saw here in Michigan, voting for our preferred choice didn’t make much difference. They couldn’t even accept a tie and changed the delegate allocation rules after the primary.

Its like dealing with democrats.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 7:33:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Well this doesn't say much for Gingrich either. People didn't vote because the GOP presented no viable alternative to Romney.

If only Palin had decided to run. It would be Reagan vs Carter all over again and the GOP landslide would have been even bigger.

5 posted on 04/25/2012 7:35:37 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 22 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Apparently, the republicans are perfectly happy with keeping obama in the white house, otherwise they wouldn't have foisted a loser like romney on us. I think the left and right in washington have merged into one party, called the “let's loot America” party.
6 posted on 04/25/2012 7:37:37 PM PDT by factoryrat (e are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: cripplecreek
I am Conservative so couldn't vote in primary in NY and frankly its a joke. There are no republicans here. The voting place was empty as I watched for quite awhile. This is, after all, Lib tard territory
7 posted on 04/25/2012 7:37:51 PM PDT by LittleMoe
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To: FrdmLvr
What you are failing to understand is that Romney has no supporters.

You can't win a presidential election without supporters.

This guy is probably the biggest loser in the last 75 years!

8 posted on 04/25/2012 7:40:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I voted in New York (Brooklyn) after 6 pm. I was voter number 5 for my district.


9 posted on 04/25/2012 7:40:46 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Yes it was a low turnout. So now the CT officials are complaining that it costs too much to do a primary. Remember we are super liberal here. Does that surprise anyone?


10 posted on 04/25/2012 7:42:09 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: FrdmLvr
I'm afraid I have to accept the fact that a Republican is not necesarilly smart, American, patriotic or even a conservative.

We here in FreeRepublic are in constant and continual communication with each other, argueing, sharing and disecting the news and politics and people.

We really try to analyze and make decisions that are mature and wize.
We are also a minority.

I've had to admit, since Pennsylvania's primary yesterday, that by being IN TOUCH with data, we are OUT OF TOUCH (in some matters) with a frighteningly larger percentage of the population than what we want to admit to.

That's my conclusion.

We can't seem to save good people from being (figuratively) killed ... Palin, Cain even Santorum.

I don't know what America's fate is, but 2 Chronicles 7:14 comes to mind more and more these "last days"

11 posted on 04/25/2012 7:52:38 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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Radical leftist NY carpetbaggers invaded CT and destroyed historic towns like Mystic

They say they love where they want to move to -

Then they turn it into the garbage they came from

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12 posted on 04/25/2012 7:53:42 PM PDT by devolve (---- --------what*s in your wallet? $4000 less than in 2008----------)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
"just 14.4 percent of eligible Republicans turned out for the Primary"

Rove, FOX and the GOP-e are out of their fricken' gourds.

Well, guess their job number one is done. Kill the tea party.

13 posted on 04/25/2012 7:55:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Then enjoy the next 4 years with Obama; in fact, enjoy the demise of the country.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 7:55:44 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: FrdmLvr

We have found out again that the political IQ of our little Repubican primary voters is just a couple of points above their Democrat cousins, but they are good at earning money!


15 posted on 04/25/2012 8:02:13 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: muawiyah

Then we need to get behind Romney. He was number 3 on my preferred list but when compared to obama, Romney moves up to the number 1 spot. Is he my ideal? NO...but he is so much better than obama. If for no other reason, obama cannot have the opportunity to nominate more liberal justices to the supreme court. I have never voted for a candidate I loved but I always vote and I vote for the least offensive. And in November 2012, that will be Romney.


16 posted on 04/25/2012 8:04:33 PM PDT by Josa
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To: devolve

You are so right about Mystic.
I checked your homepage, are those your cars- wow!


17 posted on 04/25/2012 8:04:40 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Jim Robinson

You and me both Jim. I just can’t understand why the GOP rejects being a permanent majority party. But they can’t stop the Tea Party long term. We’ll be tea partying for a long time.

We have learned some valuable lessons though:

We conservatives single-handedly devastated the GOP in 2006 by staying home.

In 2010, the GOP was largely powerless to stop conservatism.

In 2014, I don’t see any reasons why we can’t roll them. And 2018, and beyond. We can own the GOP in every off-presidential year election and there’s not a thing they can do to stop it.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 8:07:46 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Josa
Sorry ~ the fact Republican voters are not showing up to support Romney ~ not even in the numbers they did four years ago ~ is of sufficiently serious note that the Republican professionals should take note and GET HIM OUT OF THERE.

The party pros have no jobs when this guy takes the party under.

If you want a future in America you have to demand Romney's removal.

19 posted on 04/25/2012 8:08:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; Admin Moderator

Are you aware of the fact that it is against FR rules to change the title of an Article. I could not believe the
“(Nobody wants Romney)” part of the title. So, I went to the actual article and sure enough, it DID NOT say that. So, apparently you added it. I wish you folks wouldn’t do stupid stuff like that. I mean, I thought: “NBC might be scum but they can’t be that stupid to say ‘Nobody wants Romney’. Apparently somebody does. He’s going to be the GOP nominee.”

PLEASE DON’T MISLEAD FREEPERS BY CHANGING TITLES OF ARTICLES!!!


20 posted on 04/25/2012 8:13:05 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Various polls say it’s anyone’s game. Rasmussen says Romney by 5 over Obama among likely voters.

Anyone busy cutting off our country’s nose to spite Romney’s face might want to rethink that strategy, if for no better reason than the SCOTUS appointments.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 8:13:33 PM PDT by Da Mav
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim REAL Republicans and REAL Conservatives are refusing to participate in this primary. You saw that first in Virginia where NOBODY but Leftwingtards and Mormons showed up to vote.

It's only going to get worse.

There aren't enough Romney supporters to distribute lawn signs!

The Republican party was destroyed when 7 of the 10 officially authorized presidential candidates were provably RINOS (according to the traditional definition if not also the more modern one). That sort of thing will destroy any party ~ and it did.

It's time to reconstitute the coalition and leave these pukes behind, and that's gotta' include Priebus, Walker, Rubio, most of that Texas crowd who pretend to be TEAParty types, and, of course, the Great PLains RINOS and their acolytes in misery.

22 posted on 04/25/2012 8:16:04 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Josa

——————If for no other reason, obama cannot have the opportunity to nominate more liberal justices to the supreme court.—————

Then you have no reason. Massachusetts Mitt nominates activist judges.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 8:19:09 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Josa

“Then we need to get behind Romney. He was number 3 on my preferred list “

Wow! You actually had RINOmney on your list at #3?

Wait. Are you a registered Democrat?


24 posted on 04/25/2012 8:19:27 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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I am not that familiar with Rick Santorum

But I have seen several (completely unrebutted) comments posted here on FR threads that dispute Santorum*s constant “I-I” and “Me-Me” claims such as that he personally wrote THE CONTRACT WITH AMERICA

Other off-topic primary issues by all primary candidates:

“TO THE MOON ALICE!”

“I AM THE ONLY REAL CONSERVATIVE!”

“I RAISED 23 FOSTER CHILDREN!”

“I WILL FORCE OBAMA TO DEBATE ME IN A SERIES OF 400 SEVEN-HOUR LONG LINCLHN-DOUGLAS DEBATES!”

“I WILL BAN ALL ABORTIONS!”

“I WILL GUARANTEE I WILL WIN THE STATE OF.....”

“INDUSTRIAL (union) BUSINESSES MUST GET SPECIAL TAX BREAKS!”

“BIG IDEAS - BIG SOLUTIONS!”

Repeated (endlessly) - even now on talk radio or FNC - Prospective voters tune out the noise

There must be some secret list of topics and agendas that some politicians can access will chase away one or more voting groups

It must have been written by Saul Alinski

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WWII in Europe would never have been won if the USA, Brits, Canadians, and Aussies had not taken Omaha Beach

Even then we still had to whip the Japanese in the Pacific

Obama is now buying votes with your tax dollars while you bicker, argue, and say “Wait until 2016! Americans will all then magically vote the way we want them too!”

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25 posted on 04/25/2012 8:19:59 PM PDT by devolve (---- --------what*s in your wallet? $4000 less than in 2008----------)
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To: Josa
I vote for the least offensive. <<

and the lesser of 2 evils is still evil!

with that attitude...If you were asked to jump out of a 20 story building you'd probably beg to jump from the 15th...right?

26 posted on 04/25/2012 8:23:41 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: devolve
Not a good argument ~ after all, we could have waited until we had the nukes on line and just left the Germans alone to continue a grinding war against the Russians ~ then totally destroyed Berlin with one bomb.

We could have avoided most of the casualties we took in the war with more patience.

27 posted on 04/25/2012 8:24:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Wait...Scott Walker is a RINO? With that definition, you guys will wind up with a party of possibly 3 people, but you’ll all be pure!


28 posted on 04/25/2012 8:24:21 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert
Naw, he's not a RINO (he has never contributed to a Democrat's campaign, nor was he ever a public office holder as a Democrat), but in a revolution some eggs must be broken and this guy is too tied up with the traitorous and incompetent Priebus to be trusted.

Seriously, he'll have to be sacrificed in any real Republican reorganization ~ because we really do need to get rid of his friends.

29 posted on 04/25/2012 8:26:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

WHAT?!? This courageous man is fighting SEIU and other union thugs and has put Wisconsin back on its feet and he needs to be sacrificed? What planet are you on?

And Priebus has come out against Agenda 21; better we should add than subtract...let’s subtract Obama and then work from there.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert
Priebus has cleared the way for Romney.

His failures to lead the party in conducting an orderly and honest primary season cannot be overlooked.

Enough time has been wasted on the mess in Wisconsin. It's time to clear the decks and just get rid of the RINOS and their friends ~ we need a Republican party that is not run by outside interests.

31 posted on 04/25/2012 8:35:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: M-cubed

I voted for Santorum in PA


32 posted on 04/25/2012 8:38:04 PM PDT by TJA
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To: Da Mav

what makes you think Romney would appoint constitutionalist judges?

Did he do it in MA or did he appoint liberal activist judges?

so....

About those Judges your going to vote Romney for....


33 posted on 04/25/2012 9:00:26 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The primary system is broken. There needs be a conservative primary first who would then beat the establishment candidate.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 9:07:22 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: M-cubed
‘Figures reported to Merrill's office show just 14.4 percent of eligible Republicans turned out for the Primary Tuesday.’

This turnout is beyond horrible. Mr. Romney cannot bring out any Republican base. His strongest support seems to come from Jimmy Carter. Based on his support in the primaries, turnout, and margin of victory, Mr. Romney will lose, IMHO,at least, 45 states in the General election ,create major losses in the Senate and turn the House back to Democrat ideologues.
Check your local races and find a Conservative to support. After the Romney Wreck, that may be all you have left.
TWB

35 posted on 04/25/2012 9:17:08 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free
It was working pretty good till they rigged it for Romney by making all the Southern States that used to be winner take all proportional, while simultaneously making all the Mormon heavy states winner take all then clustering most of them near the front for the greatest possible effect.

But even that wasn't enough... so they then came up with a plan to remove the competition from the ballot in Virginia and many other states, and even tried to steal Iowa from poor lill Santorum, and continued to push Texas back until it wouldn't matter.

This whole process was a setup from the start.

And they won't be getting my vote as a reward in November, the whole country can burn before I'll vote for that SOB Romney and his Tea Party hating, GOP insider enablers.

36 posted on 04/25/2012 9:19:03 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

The low turnout is mostly due to the race being over.

The majority of people want Romney. That’s why he’s the candidate.

Get over it.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 9:20:36 PM PDT by altura
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To: devolve

>Then they turn it into the garbage they came from<

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Are you saying that NY carpetbaggers are like muslims?


38 posted on 04/25/2012 9:21:15 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Josa
Then we need to get behind Romney.

Sorry Josa, but the liberal SOB is going to have to earn my vote! Word from the lamestream media is he needs to now shift to the left of middle, but if he doesn't start wooing the Tea Party and conservative base he is toast in November.

39 posted on 04/25/2012 9:21:15 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: suijuris

If you want to vote for Obama, I guess you can, but I wouldn’t brag about it.


40 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:08 PM PDT by altura
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To: knarf
We can't seem to save good people from being (figuratively) killed

IF Free Republic had given Rick Santorum half a chance in his run for the Presidency....

IF FREE REPUBLIC hadn't aided and abetted the 'Hate Rick' crowd to crucify him on a daily basis.....24/7....

We might.....MIGHT ....have a real conservative still in the running right now!

I believe in Chronicles 7:14, but that sure wasn't happening on the Santorum threads.

I will never understand how this forum could be so egregiously compromised.

41 posted on 04/25/2012 9:29:31 PM PDT by Guenevere (....God Bless Rick Santorum.....Press on toward the goal, it's not over!)
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BS!

The Germans were working on nukes already

And had advanced and much faster fighter jets that if they were built earlier and produced earlier would have cleared the US and Brits from the skies

German troops killed Brits at 3:1

German troops killed Americans by 2:1

America started WWII flying ancient bi-planes

Luckily Hitler was very dumb at priorities of producing fighters and bombers - and ordered too many competing prototypes

- Hitler also had to show up Napoleon by invading Russia (in summer uniforms!) that did not end well

I was at Jackson, Benning, Bragg

I have survived 2 plane crashes and 1 chopper crash

My brother was an engineer at the Cape for NASA

The US Space Program was built and developed using German WWII engineers and designs!

You have no idea what you are talking about

“Waiting” in wartime is defeat

When IKE asked who could get the Airborne saved PRONTO -

Patton did not say “Golly IKE! - Let*s just wait a little while more!”

I taught many city kids at Jax & Benning how to see and kill enemies on dark quiet nights

(I had semi-auto carbine and magazines of ammo ready in the trunk of my shiny red convertible while I was in HS)

And most of them survived

You watch too damned many silly Hollywood war movies!

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42 posted on 04/25/2012 9:36:32 PM PDT by devolve (---- --------what*s in your wallet? $4000 less than in 2008----------)
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To: 353FMG

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Do you live in Manhattan?

Even the hotels just off 5th Avenue are worse than a seedy Motel 6!

NYers think NYC is oh so special

Go to Western NC and drive up Mount Mitchell

There is a real world out there

Once upon a time small towns like Mystic Connecticut actually friendly humans and not invaders

Try New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford now

- and wear a Class II vest

Just three (3) feet from my hands is a highly visible big Colt SA .44-40 hanging in a rig

Nobody bothers anyone here

- and no Muzzies have been seen around here

I make it much safer and quieter for the men on the job

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43 posted on 04/25/2012 9:52:50 PM PDT by devolve (---- --------what*s in your wallet? $4000 less than in 2008----------)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You are exactly right:

We have a choice between Obama, Robama (Romney) and Nobama (Newt)... This was laid out a long time ago and no one is doing anything.


44 posted on 04/25/2012 9:54:30 PM PDT by willyd (your credibility deficit is screwing up my bs meter...)
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To: DLfromthedesert

lol


45 posted on 04/25/2012 9:58:46 PM PDT by norge
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To: altura
If you want to vote for Obama, I guess you can, but I wouldn’t brag about it.

LOL! I simply point out the reality that the GOPe has again rat f@#ked conservatives and pious sheeple like you whine about how sticking to my principles is a defacto vote for Obama. Sorry, but voting for the NWO socialist being shoved down our throats may just be a little more than I can take this time. Go back to your pasture sleep it off.

46 posted on 04/25/2012 10:14:20 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: altura
If you want to vote for Obama, I guess you can, but I wouldn’t brag about it.

LOL! I simply point out the reality that the GOPe has again rat f@#ked conservatives and pious sheeple like you whine about how sticking to my principles is a defacto vote for Obama. Sorry, but voting for the NWO socialist being shoved down our throats may just be a little more than I can take this time. Go back to your pasture sleep it off.

47 posted on 04/25/2012 10:14:25 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Never would have guessed.... /S


48 posted on 04/25/2012 10:16:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: no dems

Just for your education, when a title has something in parentheses, it is taken to mean an addition to the title, usually the posters thoughts on the article. It really isn’t changing the subject title a you think. Now take a moment and unwad your panties.


49 posted on 04/25/2012 10:47:45 PM PDT by steel_resolve (Ships With Holes Will Sink And I Will Swim)
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To: Josa
...we need to get behind Romney. ...he is so much better than obama.

"Better" than Obama? In what substantial way?

Any reasonably well-informed Freeper knows that Romney and Obama's records in office are virtually indistinguishable. How is it that you're so uninformed that you would post such a disgustingly gushing comment about the biggest, most fraudulent, faux Republican who ever ran for office?

The man's got a record to the left of some Democrats, and you're gushing about him? Geeez, Louise!

50 posted on 04/25/2012 10:59:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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