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If Obama wins, what would he do in a second term?
Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2012 | Ezra Klein

Posted on 05/04/2012 8:09:31 PM PDT by Innovative

"In a second term," Mitt Romney darkly warned in a speech to the National Rifle Association last month, President Obama "would be unrestrained by the demands of reelection."

...His only specific prediction was that Obama would "remake" the Supreme Court.

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At the end of 2012, we'll face what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls "the fiscal cliff": The Bush tax cuts are set to expire, the $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts initiated when the deficit "supercommittee" failed to reach a deal are set to begin, we're expected to hit the debt ceiling again, and many other programs and tax credits will come up for renewal.

Around the Hill, they refer to this as "taxmageddon."

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Beyond the deficit, Obama's advisers see two big unfinished pieces of business from the first term: climate change and immigration reform.

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To: Innovative

The end of America.


51 posted on 05/04/2012 9:47:22 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: AlexW

Well, heck, I’ll repost my response from a couple of nights ago when all these “I’m-not-voting-for-Romney-even-if-it-means-Obama-wins” creatures were stomping about in full regalia:

“I get the impression of a bunch of adolescents who fancy themselves saving the day by dying at the Alamo, when the more appropriate analogy is Pickett’s Charge.”


52 posted on 05/04/2012 9:48:13 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Rembrandt

Yeah, he’ll still be able to order pizzas.


53 posted on 05/04/2012 9:51:50 PM PDT by Tau Food
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

precisely


54 posted on 05/04/2012 10:02:25 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Considering the evil way this country has been governed for a considerable length of time, a red one would be more appropriate. The worst defacement of the Stars and Stripes occurs when its enemies, our radical rulers fly it.


55 posted on 05/04/2012 10:10:26 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Innovative

My question is can this country survive another 4 years with Janet Napolitano in charge of DHS and Eric Holder as Attorney General after their involvement in the “Fast and Furious.” Scandal


56 posted on 05/04/2012 10:15:14 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: Gator113

I don’t like romney any more than most, I just fear obama to such an extent that my vote is abo. like am earlier poster said, let the adults take care of business while people like you work on polishing your righteousness.


57 posted on 05/04/2012 10:20:54 PM PDT by steel_resolve (Ships With Holes Will Sink And I Will Swim)
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To: Innovative

Supreme Court, taxes, immigration, climate change ... are all on Obama’s agenda.


They are all on Romney’s agenda too.. And from the looks of their records.. One will just continue the others work.

Thank you.. Have a nice day and no. I won’t vote for Romney.


58 posted on 05/04/2012 10:24:39 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Innovative

Right on target!!! The ranting, raving, anti-Romney Freepers remind me of the saying from “Amazing Grace” which goes something like this “I was blind and could not see”. Sad!!! Simple, for Freedom, Liberty, Opportunity, Individualism, our children, our children yet to come, our magnificent country, ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!!!


59 posted on 05/04/2012 10:28:43 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Innovative

As long as voters continue to play the game and vote for the “lesser of two evils”, we will continue to get what we’ve been getting—evil.


60 posted on 05/04/2012 10:29:21 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Innovative
First thing would be to get a sporty new cap for the links...


61 posted on 05/04/2012 10:33:11 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Tau Food
If Romney wins, our preteen daughters will be forced into polygamous marriages to “husbands” who are older by decades

Seriously? If you believe this, than YOU are the one not facing reality.

62 posted on 05/04/2012 10:34:54 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: Innovative
If Obama wins, what would he do in a second term?,

Kill the first born male child in every household.

63 posted on 05/04/2012 10:35:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Good for you, enjoy Obie.


64 posted on 05/04/2012 10:41:59 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: ClearCase_guy

[shrug] I’m not voting for Romney. Not even considering it. Have a nice day.


That’s like seeing a horrible crime committed and doing nothing about it because you don’t like cops. It’s your choice. Have a nice day.


65 posted on 05/04/2012 10:43:52 PM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: C210N

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


66 posted on 05/04/2012 11:12:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: steel_resolve

KMA.


67 posted on 05/04/2012 11:30:56 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Innovative

As he told Medevev, after Nov. he will much more flexible. As if we haven’t seen anything. This guy is so adamant about scolding friends like Israel, and almost anticipatory in capitulating to our enemies. I’ve heard many say Romney wouldn’t be much different, but I have a hard time seeing Romney putting Kagan or Sotomayor up for a supreme court justice. Granted, I’m not saying he’d give us another Scalia, but come on, these are two of the most liberal people on the planet. I would hate to give him 4 more years to replace a Scalia or a Thomas. I won’t hold my nose and vote for Romney, I will wear gas mask when I do it, but there really isn’t a viable alternative. It’s not hyperbole to state 4 more years of Obama will destroy this country. Think it’s been bad so far, wait till he no longer has an election to be concerned with. It’s your choice what to do with your vote, I’m just pleading the case for my kids.


68 posted on 05/04/2012 11:42:33 PM PDT by Carolina_Thor (It's always better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.)
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To: Tau Food

If Romney loses, there will be nothing left to reunite. We will then get Michael Bloomberg as our Republican nominee next time around, probably to face off against Hillary Clinton or Cuomo or some other extreme libtard.

You see, you will NOT get a more conservative party by losing. History has shown that time and again.


69 posted on 05/04/2012 11:45:55 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: redgolum
"On what policy does Obambi and Mittens differ?"

The dumbing down of America is complete.
70 posted on 05/04/2012 11:49:26 PM PDT by JoSixChip (We had an opportunity to get Newt, but you blew it and now we get mitt.)
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To: Innovative

He’ll start working on his third.


71 posted on 05/04/2012 11:59:59 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: frithguild

Better yet, South Africa.


72 posted on 05/05/2012 12:40:59 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: napscoordinator

Folks, it’s ABO. I know Mitt stinks to high heaven but we’re swinging for the fences. We have to get local constitutionalists elected first. You can’t get DC in line if you can’t get your neighborhood dogcatcher in first. Make The best deal you can now and then make sure you have the infrastructure to get a better deal later. Remember, 2010 was only two years ago and the parties have been entrenched for decades. Sit home if you want to. This is the real world.


73 posted on 05/05/2012 12:54:51 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Tau Food

Hopefully? Hope is a lack of a plan and also a denial of reality.


74 posted on 05/05/2012 12:57:34 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: dagogo redux

Nah, they’ll just sit behind their computer and complain. Really, who would they charge?


75 posted on 05/05/2012 1:02:27 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Dragonspirit

“You see, you will NOT get a more conservative party by losing. History has shown that time and again.”

Well, let’s just talk about American history, which they used to teach in the schools.

In 1916, the GOP lost to Wilson when the GOP ran the “progressive” Charles Evan Hughes. Four years later, in 1920, the GOP ran and won with the more conservative Warren Harding.

In 1960, the GOP lost to Kennedy when the GOP nominated and ran Richard Nixon. Four years later, the conservatives gained control of the party and nominated the much more conservative Barry Goldwater.

In 1976, the GOP lost to Carter when the GOP nominated and ran a moderate, Gerald Ford. Four years later, in 1980, the GOP nominated and won with the more conservative Ronald Reagan.

In 1996, the GOP lost to Clinton when the GOP nominated and ran a moderate named Bob Dole. Four years later, in 2000, the GOP nominated and won with the more conservative George W. Bush.

That is what history has shown.


76 posted on 05/05/2012 1:35:00 AM PDT by Tau Food
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To: SirLurkedalot

and flyswatters, lots of flyswatters


77 posted on 05/05/2012 2:11:26 AM PDT by chillmeister
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To: Innovative

What would he do? What he does every day. Try to take over the world...


78 posted on 05/05/2012 2:23:41 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: ebshumidors
“Folks, it’s ABO. I know Mitt stinks to high heaven but we’re swinging for the fences. We have to get local constitutionalists elected first. You can’t get DC in line if you can’t get your neighborhood dogcatcher in first. Make The best deal you can now and then make sure you have the infrastructure to get a better deal later. Remember, 2010 was only two years ago and the parties have been entrenched for decades. Sit home if you want to. This is the real world.”

Amen! These “take my ball and go homers” think that if Romney loses they will get their super conservative candidate in 2016.

Chances are that the conservative vote will split again and *viola* another mooshy establishment guy.

At least when I was a kid and they took their ball and went home you didn't have to listen to their whining any more. :^)

79 posted on 05/05/2012 5:34:59 AM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: doc1019
Romney is an extreme liberal pretending to be a moderate or, at times, a conservative.

Yup, and he did not get elected governor in liberal Massachusetts being a conservative.

80 posted on 05/05/2012 5:44:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Oldexpat
You must vote for a GOP house and senate. Without them..well we will see the end of the Republic as we know it.

A republican congress wont save us. Obama will ignore them the same way he is now.

81 posted on 05/05/2012 6:15:54 AM PDT by Amntn
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To: doc1019
A true Christian knows that God DOES NOT rule the World. He has given Satan free reign on Earth. It is up to those of us here and now to fight off the powers of evil in any way that we can, with whatever means are at our disposal.

In this instance it means that we must stand behind a less than perfect, all right, abysmal candidate as opposed to holding our breath and stamping our feet until daddy or mommy decides that the candidate we want can be elected.

This is the real World, the only thing standing between the U.S. (us) and the Abyss ( a second Obama term filled with more and more dictatorial Executive Orders) is Romney. And NO a Republican Senate and Congress can not stop an Imperial president, particularly one run by the feckless leaders in the Congress now.

Stop crying, take a deep breath, hold your nose and go vote for Romney. Your children and posterity depend upon it and reality DEMANDS it!!.

82 posted on 05/05/2012 7:22:51 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

In a casual conversation with my daughter yesterday (she works in city gov’t for a town that is suffering financially because of property values) I remarked that things will get better after Obama is defeated.

She snorted with laughter and declared, he’s not gonna be defeated. Not because she’s for him, she’s conservative but works among liberals.

I found the thought of Obama actually winning so overwhelming, so depressing and so horrible, I was almost sick.

I cannot believe this forum has turned into a site that wants Obama to be elected because of some malcontent, idiotic notion that they are ‘showing somebody’ or ‘proving their pureness and dedication.’

Anybody who votes for Obama (and that includes all the self-righteous holdouts) is for the destruction of our country.


83 posted on 05/05/2012 7:28:06 AM PDT by altura (Looking for sanity in all the wrong places.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Very Little—he will have a Republican Congress to block him.

Right! they have been so good at stopping all the dictates by executive order so far,. Boehner and Co are an unstoppable force for good! They are the best!

Flush out your head gear. Obama, unhindered by reelection desires will be even a greater disaster than he is now. It is highly unlikely that anything short of impeachment and removal, there is NO chance of the Republicans EVER removing or Impeaching the first Black President, will stop him from his Utopia.

Romney is everything that is bad with politics, only Obama is worse. Remember it is easier to persuade a Republican to sign Conservative legislation and budgets than it is to override a Marxists veto or his Executive Orders. Romney is also a business man who at least will be inclined to aid business and increase employment.

I have Four children, three of whom are alive and will have to live under the problems brought about by Obama, The other passed and I pray he can help to get God to intervene here and eliminate a second Obama term. His brothers futures depend upon it!

84 posted on 05/05/2012 7:32:54 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: liberalism is suicide

Don’t spoil this nice thread with idiocy.

Look into Obama’s eyes. That’s evil.

Not some guy you think is not conservative enough.


85 posted on 05/05/2012 7:34:08 AM PDT by altura (Looking for sanity in all the wrong places.)
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To: Gator113

I did vote for Newt when I had the chance. Now, like Newt and Rick, I will reluctantly vote for Romney!


86 posted on 05/05/2012 7:36:00 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Innovative

If Obama wins by a hair and we get more communism, the blame falls squarely on the 100/100 types who would not have voted for Reagan if he an today.


87 posted on 05/05/2012 7:36:13 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Go vote fr he Marxist Warren instead.


88 posted on 05/05/2012 7:37:29 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Tau Food

Blah, blah, blah.

We’ve never had a president like Obama.

I was thinking about Jimmy Carter while ago. He was an idiot, an egoist and a fool and did damage to our world-wide image and our economy but it wasn’t because he hated America or had muslim sympathies.

It wasn’t because everyone in his cabinet and circle of appointees was evil and incompetent.

Don’t even go there in comparing Obama to those people you named. Wake up. Grow up.

We’ve got to get rid of Obama.


89 posted on 05/05/2012 7:38:07 AM PDT by altura (Looking for sanity in all the wrong places.)
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To: Tau Food
And everything those Jack Asses did STILL STANDS TO THIS DAY!

We have a Federal Reserve Bank f’ing up the money supply. We have a progressive income tax that eliminates wealth creation and deters progress and work. Thank you President Wilson.

Goldwater LOST in a LANDSLIDE (The largest defeat EVER in history to that point) 58,000+ America boys died for lack of smart leadership in Vietnam and the Great Society was instituted and is STILL DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY SIXTY YEARS LATER! Thank you President Johnson!

Carter won and instituted the Community Reinvestment Act setting an economic time bomb that blew up several years later. 2008 ring a bell?.

Clinton WON TWO TERMS and destroyed the military and set the stage for the 9/11 massacre! Thank you President Clinton, Have A Cigar!

Your entire point is destroyed by a true look at history and the results of Imperial, Liberal, Progressive Jackasses that you see as somehow saving the Republican Party but in all reality just pull them and the country to the Left as they destroy the fabric of American Society.

Without a Republican President and a Republican House and Senate. We will have Universal Death Care. IT HAS PASSED, it is only through blunting the implementation and repealing the legislation BEFORE IT GOES INTO EFFECT IN 2014! If we do not there is NO REVERSING IT! Just like Medicare, Medicaid, The Federal Reserve, The Income tax, and the deaths that occurred on 9/11 and the mountains, jungles and killing fields of South East Asia.

The Future is too important to trust to the hands of a second Obama Administration!

90 posted on 05/05/2012 7:58:50 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Amen, brother. My husband would NOT be able to get health care under Obama. He’s too old and too worthless (but not to me).


91 posted on 05/05/2012 8:04:47 AM PDT by altura (Looking for sanity in all the wrong places.)
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To: hapnHal

Buy Lots Of Ammunition and Train


92 posted on 05/05/2012 3:46:59 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Innovative

The people not supporting the Pub tickets up and down , are fooling themselves. This buy in the WH and Reid and San Fran Nan are not just ‘same old Dems ala JFK, Truman, Scoop Jackson, Hubert Humphrey, they are radical leftist socialists and no 3rd Party will stop them or even influence them. The shrugger of not voting for Mitt could at least vote Pub down ticket in House or Senate races. The reality is, it is either Mitt or Marx. A second term means SCOTUS changes, our defenses collapse, open borders, regs and taxes and spending ongoing till Greece and an end to our domestic energy system. So voters who do not vote or go with Paul or some other tact, are simply living in an alternative reality.This is end times stuff as far as our republic goes.


93 posted on 05/05/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: Innovative

I fear that if Obama is reelected, November 6,2012 will be the last free US election in my lifetime.


94 posted on 05/05/2012 5:29:36 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Innovative
If he wins and Republican control at least the House he would be a lame duck. Democrats are not going to sacrifice themselves again for a lame duck President, they did it already once for the Obamacare and they are not going to do it again for this incompetent socialist fool... He will talk a lot with the most left wing socialist rhetoric but I do not see that he would be able to achieve much.
95 posted on 05/05/2012 9:04:02 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: phillyfanatic
"The reality is, it is either Mitt or Marx. A second term means SCOTUS changes, our defenses collapse, open borders, regs and taxes and spending ongoing till Greece and an end to our domestic energy system. So voters who do not vote or go with Paul or some other tact, are simply living in an alternative reality.This is end times stuff as far as our republic goes."

Well said. You are 100% correct. Too bad that many will not understand the criticality of this election, until it's too late.

96 posted on 05/05/2012 9:12:42 PM PDT by Innovative (Live in reality, not a dreamworld)
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To: jveritas

“He will talk a lot with the most left wing socialist rhetoric but I do not see that he would be able to achieve much.”

You are engaging in wishful thinking. Obama is writing executive orders to get around Congress. In his second term, if he gets one, there is nothing to stop him.


97 posted on 05/05/2012 9:17:19 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

Executive orders such as closing Gitmo?... Well we all know how this went. The fool made this big stupid executive order on his second day in office and nothing happened. Executive orders are much limited in their scope, power, and the actual ability to execute these orders than many think.


98 posted on 05/05/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Tau Food
You are a f***ing nutcase.

Don't vote. Don't go outside. Stay in your bed where you can do no harm.

NEVER EVER REPRODUCE.

99 posted on 05/05/2012 9:37:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Innovative

You are wasting your time trying to convince us to vote for Romney. I have principals and goals that are greater than this election.

If you think that telling me “Obama could win” will make me feel quilty, you’re sadly mistaken. The blame belongs squarely upon the shoulders of the GOP-e and the sad sacks who voted for Mitt in the primary.


100 posted on 05/06/2012 5:19:32 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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