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Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]
Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT by Innovative

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race 'probably about Wednesday' May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP's message in the general election should be, "Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."

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To: RitaOK
I agree - there are a lot of spineless "conservatives" who are simply throwing in the towel and accepting whatever the GOP-E shovels at them again. These people never learn, it's always, "Well, we'll get it right the NEXT time, but THIS election is just TOO IMPORTANT to chance on going third party or otherwise rocking the boat." The GOP-E knows this will be the response every time, which is why the GOP-E knows that these conservatives are just empty windbags who will do nothing...except roll over and accede to the next RINO that the GOP-E foists off onto us.

As for your plan for taking over the Party from the county up (I know all about this because this was MY plan, back in 2008) - I am not hopeful.

First of all, if it was as easily done as people seem to think it would be, it already would have been. If the way was clear for Tea Partiers and other angry conservatives to simply march into their county conventions and take over, then moving up to state, and then to national, they would have already done so, especially given how fired up everybody was in 2010.

The problem is, it's simply not a matter of getting a bunch of ticked-off people together and showing up.

Let me digress for a moment by making a few observations about what we, in a general sense, tend to refer to as the "GOP-E."

The GOP-E is generally made up of people who are political "players," people who, for better or for worse, know the ins and outs of the political game. They may be elected officials, or they may just be Party officials, all the way down to the precinct and county chairs. As a result, they know the tricks to use, the obscure rules to invoke, etc. to keep things going the way they want them to. Most of them are RINOs because they feel they have to compromise to play the game successfully.

How many average Joes know Robert's Rules of Order? Chances are very few do. So right there, your scads of people will have no clue how to even do anything at a county convention, because the GOP-E chairman or designated moderator will be invoking strict RRoR left and right against anybody who gets out of line. If they don't like a resolution to be presented, it can be squashed every way from being ruled "out of order" at will to being tossed on a technicality to the person wishing to present the resolution simply not being called on, ever, if the leadership gets a hint of what they're trying to do.

I've even seen it where a sitting RINO precinct chair who wanted to pass the baton to her hand-picked RINO successor did this: after the convention broke up into precinct meetings, she called for nominations to fill the precinct chair for the next two-year term. She had a pre-picked person nominate the hand-picked successor right off the bat, and then she immediately closed nominations. I mean immediately as in "20 milliseconds after the hand-picked successor's name was spoken." Guess who got to be the new precinct chair, despite grumbling from everyone else?

When people like me talk about the GOP-E and how it's able to manipulate the process within the GOP, stuff like this is what I'm talking about, from the county level all the way up to the inner echelons of the national Party. If they don't want changes made, then the rules get made or changed to prevent these reforms from taking place. It's easy to say, "Well, we'll just replace these people." It's a lot harder to actually do it, even if you have numbers on your side. The GOP-E really and truly IS an entrenched, power-grubbing cadre of political players who are not about to let a bunch of upstarts turn their apple cart over.

That's why if you show up to a county convention with a bunch of ticked off pitchfork-wavers, all that's going to happen is that you will leave the convention with even-angrier pitchfork wavers.

That's why all these folks who say, "Well, let's vote for Romney, but we're going to take the GOP over!!!" are naive. No they're not. Not going to happen.

151 posted on 04/30/2012 10:38:52 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Artcore; true believer forever

I know you live in Rush’s “Realville”, but look what REALVILLE has become—a manipulation unto cooperation with the Republican Party now finally and completely empowered to put up a SOCIALIST for our nominee (in a cram down) as his record clearly attests.

The Party elite are thinking “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”, since the sheeple are again falling in line out of now the FEAR factor, because things have gotten so bad, which the GOP are using as a tool to move us LEFT. They want to move Left. (Rush has said as much.)

My take is that two things can be accomplished IF we stand up.

One, is that the GOP-E will be flabbergasted that their tactics (for once) are a FAIL, and they will be forced back to the RIGHT, and will become very nervous about having left behind the conservative principles that in most all cases put them in office.

TWO, is that the GOP-E would cheerfully vote with Rommell presidency, because he is a socialist Republican, they own him and want to see him succeed, where as, they would FIGHT against those very same socialist agendas, tooth and nail, if offered by OBAMA the TERRIBLE, say, in a second term.

To me that is REALVILLE. Who wants to be seen aiding and abetting this stuff, by falling over and grabbing our ankles for so many election cycles, one after another, until we have fallen to this— that we are now set to cast a vote out of “fear” of the alternative. That thinking has cost lives.

I don’t even know this America anymore. We were the Home of the Brave, who despised government, willing to fight to the death. Not anymore. Dupes, in numbers so large that it makes my knees quiver, and they are our very own sheeple neighbors now, willing to sink LOW for what they falsely believe brings them Peace and Security, or delays the inevitable because they are cowards and won’t put up a fight to stop it.

Can’t they see that it will only CONTINUE to get worse with their cooperation?? History proves it. We wait until hundreds of thousands have to die and our own door is in jepardy before we rebel, and it is too late.

We have a chance, but yes, it is scary, risky, but if we stand for our tradition, G-d will do the rest. But this, this must turn HIS stomach, for the neither hot nor cold are all over the place cooperating with a socialist who holds no aversion to abortion, who invented the template for the Marxist individual mandate, and seeded the force down on Catholic hospitals in MA to cooperate with abortion insurance, which is now blown up to what it really is, an attack on religious liberty. And THIS is our nominee!

That is what I believe, so no other rationalization for the fear vote can work on me. I can’t turn evil into good, no matter how tempting it is. Freedom is not free.

Both options are fear filled, but we should rather be in fear for standing, than in fear while falling.

I will vote down ticket and do a write-in, and trust God for the rest. If God Himself has designed this as our test for trust in Him, or our trust intead in the same old tactical engineering that has brought us down to actual FEAR, then I want to be on the right side, vote my Christian conscience and trust my GOD for the rest. I am sure of this. Consequences and all, I trust HIM, so long as I stand up a vote for doing right by that trust.

I am not so afraid to lose in the eyes of the world on earth, as the world sees things, but I am determined to vote Christian right as I see it and trust God for the rest. To do otherwise, I think I see the future for our country worsening by apathy and fear and eventually apostasy in an attempt to justify cowardice.

REBELLION IS HARD, AND IT’S SCARY. The earlier we stand and protest and refuse to participate, the better our chances. Otherwisem this is all going to worsen if we don’t.


152 posted on 04/30/2012 10:40:29 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: true believer forever

See my response in #143 - didn’t notice that RitaOK included you on her earlier question.


153 posted on 04/30/2012 10:41:34 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: All; DungeonMaster
endorsing Romney

If memory serves, ol' Newt (or, was it just some of his hopeful followers?) once said he could NEVER endorse Williard.

But, a $4.3 million debt will do that to you. Willard can make that go away.

154 posted on 04/30/2012 10:51:32 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Artcore
we have to “lose” to “win”?

George Washington utilized this strategy and it eventually worked out with a "win". Known fact ... George Washington lost more battles than he won.

155 posted on 04/30/2012 11:06:22 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Innovative

Why wait, Newt! You just made my vote for you irrelevant in the very LATE Texas primary!

I am disgusted with this whole pack!

Can we start over?


156 posted on 04/30/2012 11:08:04 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: El Gato

I hear ya!


157 posted on 04/30/2012 11:09:47 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: RitaOK
Weren't you one of those 24/7 ..'let's kick Rick'...who never gave him an ounce of support....Yes, that was you.

Now you're complaining that we have no delegate. .....

I guess you really can have it both ways.

158 posted on 04/30/2012 11:26:10 AM PDT by Guenevere (....God Bless Rick Santorum.....Press on toward the goal, it's not over!)
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To: editor-surveyor

“I guess that tells us all we needed to know about Noot.”

That the GOP electorate is full of idiots? Newt did some of us a favor and showed us how flat-out moronic they were.

I hope to never again here supposed conservatives shoot off their mouths about rebellion. They had they chance right before Iowa and decided to be too cute by half.


159 posted on 04/30/2012 11:29:54 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: Guenevere

As usual, you’ve stepped on your tongue again.

Ya’ got the wrong gal...again, like a repeating rifle.

I’ll let you do your own homework though, as I certainly owe you nothing.


160 posted on 04/30/2012 11:42:16 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: noinfringers2
My hope is that Romney chooses Paul Ryan as VEEP. I like Rubio, but to really aid the ticket, he needs the stature and wisdom that comes with age and experience.

I don't know about the NBC stuff, but I suspect that if true, the Dems/Marxists are well prepared to run with such an issue.

161 posted on 04/30/2012 11:49:09 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Innovative

I’m not voting for Romney in the California primary. Will either go Santorum or Newt. The message has to be that our (culturally conservative & non-RINO) ideas should be included in the platform and articulated clearly.

I’ll swallow my pride and vote for Romney in the general, but won’t exactly be motivated to do any volunteer work like I always do.

Romney has yet to stand up for conservative ideas, because he doesn’t believe in half of them.


162 posted on 04/30/2012 11:51:23 AM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: Innovative

It certainly does make sense:

Remember also the appalling Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich Commercial on Climate Change — Watch it yourself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6n_-wB154

Both Romney and Gingrich have connections to the environmentalists.

An uprising by voters must get both Romney and Gingrich to be responsive to rural, private property and Federal land issues. Whoever wins, they must be stopped from putting environmentalist activists into positions of power.

See the Quote below how the environmentalists boasting about the importance of these appointments to them from the bio for Douglas Foy who was appointed by Romney to an influential position when he was governor of MA:

http://serrafix.com/about.php

Doug Foy ­ BS, Princeton University; JD, Harvard University ­ As a super-secretary in Governor Mitt Romney’s cabinet, Doug oversaw transportation, housing, environment, and energy agencies, with combined annual capital budgets of $5 billion, and a total workforce exceeding 11,000. This unique position enabled him to put into practice many of the policies he developed over twenty-five years as head of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England’s premier environmental advocacy organization. Widely acknowledged as a leading environmentalist, Doug received the President’s Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award, the country’s highest conservation award, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service and an honorary “Officer of the Order of the British Empire”.


163 posted on 04/30/2012 12:11:37 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

MAY DAY: OCCUPY PLANS ‘GLOBAL DISRUPTION’...

Does Anyone Care?

Looking To Shut Down Bridges, Tunnels In NYC and San Fran... MORE

Obama delivers ‘class warfare’ speech...

ABO


164 posted on 04/30/2012 12:54:30 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Innovative

“Elections are about choices.”

Yup, and when I stand before God I have to account to HIM and HIM only about the choices I made and PROCLAIMED.

He is quite explicit about us not warning people of sin, in case you didn’t know, if you don’t warn someone that what they are doing is wrong in God’s eyes, you are held as an accomplice.

I will write in who I choose.


165 posted on 04/30/2012 1:50:28 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: JRandomFreeper

I am with you, Johnny. I am not voting for Romney. No way.


166 posted on 04/30/2012 2:13:23 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Joya

Nope. Not gonna do it.


167 posted on 04/30/2012 2:16:37 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Innovative

Figures.


168 posted on 04/30/2012 2:40:26 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: RitaOK

Working on it... pray.


169 posted on 04/30/2012 2:45:25 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: RitaOK

Some of them are trying and Ron Paul’s people are doing what you’re suggesting in a very organized fashion. Ron Paul had 50 delegates on the ballots in PA where it’s a direct election, but only 5 got voted in out of 59 slots. The GOP party hacks are there at the polls telling the voters which are the “approved” delegates. And the voters have no spirit of rebellion, or they would be voting AGAINST those approved delegates. I don’t see how you change the voters’ minds without a ton of money to spend on advertising, unless some genius has a low-cost marketing plan.


170 posted on 04/30/2012 2:57:01 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: RitaOK

Your selective memory is showing.


171 posted on 04/30/2012 3:16:34 PM PDT by Guenevere (....God Bless Rick Santorum.....Press on toward the goal, it's not over!)
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To: JediJones

“But if Romney is elected, we can’t turn things around until 2020. We would be far better off turning them around in 2016 by electing a conservative.”

You’re wrong. If Romney loses the election, the republican party will move even further to the left in 2016.

Four years ago many folks also said that it would be better if McCain lost as it would give conservatives a chance to “turn things around” this year. How did that work out?

Both parties move to the center when they lose. Your strategy ignores this basic historical fact.

The best hope for conservatives is that Romney picks a conservative VP who becomes influential in the administration and then succeeds him as president.


172 posted on 04/30/2012 4:09:56 PM PDT by bibo_ergo_sum
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To: Bigg Red

I guess I’m too dumb to understand how someone can call Lenin II a “great president.”


173 posted on 04/30/2012 7:54:29 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Joya

All the demons in Hell WILL vote for him, he has enough votes there. NO Christian ever would pull a lever for a same sex marriage initiator and pro baby killer - that’s like voting for satan himself.

This is a test to see if one claims Christianity or one is legitimately/faithfully one. This is akin to see who would take the mark out of fear.


174 posted on 04/30/2012 7:59:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Yashcheritsiy
"Well, let's vote for Romney, but we're going to take the GOP over!!!" are naive. No they're not. Not going to happen.

Of course, it WILL NEVER happen now. They gave away ANY power they were entitled to with Our Constitution. They didn't vote and support the only WeThePeople President - now it is gone FOREVER.

They didn't want WeThePeople when they could vote for it - but with Mitt they are hoping WeThePeople can do something. What kind of morons are we dealing with here?

175 posted on 04/30/2012 8:18:24 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Innovative

So how do all the Gingrich loyalists like him turning out to be a RINO, commie, turncoat, traitor?


176 posted on 04/30/2012 8:21:37 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Sarah will endorse Mitt, that will be a thread to end all threads.


And when she does she will be accused of being a RINO, commie, sell out, traitor.


177 posted on 04/30/2012 8:28:10 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

Amen. Spot on. Sad it has to be this way, but that’s the way it is and we need to make it happen as opposed to doing anything, IMHO, to enable Obama another four years to completely flush this Republic.


178 posted on 04/30/2012 8:34:09 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

John Kerry lost in 2004. The “D” party didn’t move to the center in 2008. Ford lost in 1976. The “R” party didn’t move to the center in 1980. So I don’t see any basis for your rule.

I’m saying we need to have a better plan leading up to 2016, not just a “wait and see what happens” posture.

Romney won’t pick a conservative V.P. if he’s doing well in the polls and everyone everywhere says they’re going to vote for him no matter what. You need to understand how to extract some leverage. It doesn’t happen when you make things easy for Romney and give him a guaranteed vote. He needs to see there are a bunch of people like me in the base who are not prepared to vote for him if he’s going to offer the base anything new.


179 posted on 04/30/2012 8:37:17 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: RitaOK

You actually believed Newt when he said he was going to fight?

Why?


180 posted on 04/30/2012 8:39:10 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

Then the Republican party will continue to lose.


181 posted on 04/30/2012 8:41:23 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: true believer forever

YOU said:

Especially, Sarah. She urged people to vote for Newt, even voted for him in Alaska, but never did anything substantive to help him... What a major disappointment. She is just as coy and diva as all the others... Now, she has plans on showing up at the convention. She did not undergo the rigors of the debates, or finance her own campaign, or had her measure again taken, but she will be there to try and prosper off the ashes of the conservatives...

BUT:

DID SARAH REALLY ENDORSE NEWT, AS IN ENDORSE? Naahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Such attitude against Palin WAS the reason why Palin didn’t run in the first place. Conservatives are harsh against their fellow “true” conservatives, but mild and forgiving to “fake” conservatives.

WE LIKE GOSSIPS AND OPINIONS AGAINST ... FACT.


182 posted on 04/30/2012 8:59:20 PM PDT by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance)
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To: RitaOK

NO REBELLION IN ANY OF THEM. Did someone threaten their life or something.

* * *

EXACTLY!!! What is it with these people?! ALL of them? I thought Newt really would stay the course. Hah.

I’m so sick of my vote (in California) also not counting for anything at all. Why the hell do I even HAVE a vote?


183 posted on 04/30/2012 10:40:53 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, Baby!")
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To: All

This presidential race has turned out to be a huge disappointment. Let’s make sure we at least get pro-life, conservatives in the Congress.


184 posted on 04/30/2012 11:07:20 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This looks like a long goodbye. If you’re going to drop out, why not do it now? What’s the significance of May 2 anyway?


He had some meetings in NC. Since they were set up, he felt obliged to see them through. Least that is what I heard.


185 posted on 04/30/2012 11:30:35 PM PDT by EnglishCon (When life gets too much to stand - kneel.)
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To: sirchtruth
Newt's not "giving in;" it's over. Santorum sealed that deal for Romney just as he was tasked to do.

There's no money to continue. There's no support.

There wasn't financial mismanagement. Due to the fickle nature of the not-Romney block of voters, Newt surged too late. He had to rush to build an infrastructure and was faced with a candidate who had years to build his ground game and his fundraising.

186 posted on 05/01/2012 12:48:43 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

She wouldn’t have a prayer in 2016 or 2020 if she didn’t. Unless she plans to run a Tea Party or other type of ticket.


187 posted on 05/01/2012 1:04:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Innovative

Look for today’s OWS May Day protests to simply hand over the election to Romney, simply because “real” working people will not have patience for such protests.


188 posted on 05/01/2012 4:02:44 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Continue:

Simply hand the election over to Romney by “default”.


189 posted on 05/01/2012 4:05:09 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Continue:

Simply hand the election over to Romney by “default”.


190 posted on 05/01/2012 4:05:11 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: RitaOK

I am very concerned that if Obama is re-elected and I have predicted this from time to time, there will be a second American revolution down the road, mark my words.


191 posted on 05/01/2012 4:09:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Amen to that.


192 posted on 05/01/2012 4:19:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Today’s OWS protests may very well hand Romney the election, simply because people now will not have the patience for such protests and protesters, in other words, by default.


193 posted on 05/01/2012 4:23:49 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: convertedtoreason

Get over yourself. If you read my post with some comprehension, I did NOT say Sarah endorsed Newt. She urged others to vote for him, voted for him herself. I didn’t say she endorsed him.

My “attitude”, as you call it, is simply pointing out that Sarah basically sat this one out, keeping her hands clean, weakly cheerleading from the sidelines for this one and then that... She never put herself on the line. Not even you can deny that.

And if it is true, as you say, that my attitude, which consists of looking at her actions and inaction in their overall context of this primary season, and their consequences, is the reason she stayed out of the race, then she really is far more of a diva than I stated in my post.

You seem to have a little diva-ness in you. You can’t have it both ways, it’s America we’re battling to save, not any one politician’s career or viability, not even Sarah’s.

From a continuing, though disappointed Sarah fan and supporter...


194 posted on 05/01/2012 5:16:10 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Artcore

“Have you not noticed the destruction this Marxist has inflicted on the country?”

Wellll.... he didn’t do it all by himself.

By all appearances, D.C. is overrun with the disgusting vermin.


195 posted on 05/01/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by A Voice (Newt/West 2012 or bust.....)
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To: Borax Queen

I guess I’m too dumb to understand how someone can call Lenin II a “great president.”

&&&
Well, all of us bitter clingers are just too dumb to understand the greatness of Obamao. Lenin II? Perhaps. I fear it may become more like Stalin II....


196 posted on 05/01/2012 9:21:21 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: dayglored

YES, that would be nice


197 posted on 05/01/2012 9:25:12 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: JediJones

I certainly hope it was sarcasm.

***
Love that photo, BTW. Is it ‘shopped from some real story?


198 posted on 05/01/2012 9:26:39 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

Probably :((
My parents think so too, and they escaped from the first Stalin :(((


199 posted on 05/01/2012 10:42:14 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: CharlesWayneCT

You were never for Newt! I’ve had battles with you and your hard mitt bot stance, who are you trying to fool here?


200 posted on 05/01/2012 12:56:07 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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