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Endorsements of Mitt Romney remain tepid
The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 6, 2012 | Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston

Posted on 05/05/2012 9:19:41 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

PITTSBURGH — Rick Santorum dropped his presidential bid nearly a month ago, so his meeting here Friday with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney would have seemed like the perfect opportunity to offer Romney his endorsement.

But even before the 90-minute meeting took place, everyone knew that no such nod would be coming anytime soon. Santorum, like pretty much everyone else who has run in the Republican presidential contest, has embraced the party's standard-bearer with a stiff arm. Of course they will work to defeat President Obama, they say. Yet few have been willing to get behind their party's winner with anything approaching enthusiasm.

When he dropped out of the race last week, Newt Gingrich damned Romney with faint praise, saying that he was no Ronald Reagan and then reiterating in an interview that he thought Romney was a liar. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota got around to endorsing Romney on Thursday, a full four months after she dropped out. And some of the hottest stars in the party avoided weighing in until the race was a foregone conclusion — notably Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush, Floridians whose nods would have meant far more before the state held its crucial primary in January.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kenyanbornmuzzie; mediawingofthednc; mittromney; newtgingrich; occubots; occutardation; occutards; occuturds; partisanmediashills; ricksantorum; romney; santorum

1 posted on 05/05/2012 9:19:46 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Luke Skywalker

Luke Warm

2 posted on 05/05/2012 9:27:52 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Yet few have been willing to get behind their party’s winner with anything approaching enthusiasm.


well there is your problem. Mitt hasn’t won jack s#%t yet. While it’s unlikely he won’t be the parties winner. It won’t be official till Tampa. A lot can happen between now and then.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 9:31:09 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Given that Santorum is a social issues guy, I’m guessing he didn’t like the answers Romney gave to his questions.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 9:34:48 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Looks like Obama is punishment to America for murdering their babies..
and the punishment seems to be NOT OVER...

America may actually deserve Obama..
“The People” may be as corrupt(generally) as he is..
Occams Razor suggests this is true..

Note: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/occam.html


5 posted on 05/05/2012 9:40:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Tepid ... sounds about right.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 9:56:37 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: cableguymn

Ron Paul has to many enemies to win the Republican Nomination at an Open Convention in Tampa.

However, Ron Paul is one of the two keys, (Santorum being the other), to forcing an Open Convention in Tampa.

Ron Paul already has won 4 State Primaries, and needs to win just one more to qualify as a Nominee Candidate at the Tampa Convention.

This would greatly upset the GOP-E, but probably not Romney as he has always been clueless about how many voters really dislike him.

Although Ron Paul cannot win the Nomination in Tampa, he can along with our help create the proper environment for an OPEN CONVENTION in Tampa.

Then the Open Convention delegates can draft a REAL Republican.

Sort of a round-about way of bypassing the Romney/Obamalite/GOP-E sinking ship, but here is how I see it:

1.) Vote in large turnout numbers in the remaining Primaries, for Ron Paul as an ABR vote, (Anybody But Romney), especially if you vote in the May 29 Primary in Texas.

2.) Work and Lobby for an Open Convention.

3.) Draft a REAL Republican as the Republican Nominee.

An Open Convention will upset the Liberal Agenda Media, and their political consultants who already (in their minds) have Obama re-elected.

We need to draft a REAL Republican in 2012 and avoid the sorry Romney years if Romney beats Obama.

IMHO, Romney will loose by a hair to Obama which will require that Obama be immediately IMPEACHED in order to save our Republic.

Obama or Obamalite, the US Federal Government will not have it’s, and therefore our, financial house in order by 2016.

Thus, political resolution of the main problem: OVERSPENDING BY THE US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, may not be achievable in 2016.

Hence, it is IMPERATIVE that we have an OPEN Convention in Tampa so that a REAL Republican can be drafted, albeit kicking and screaming, to be the Republican Party Nominee for the Office of the President of the United States of America.

I have outlined above how voting for Ron Paul as a Primary wedge against Romney could lead to an Open Convention in Tampa.

Since Ron Paul cannot win the Nomination, he would serve as our last active best wedge hope of defeating Romney AND the GOP-E in an Open Convention.

Primary Candidate Ron Paul is the last active non-Romney Candidate left standing between the GOP-E’s Romney, (= probable loss to Obama in November), and an Open Convention of a Republican that can soundly defeat Obama.

A “win” over Obama is not enough, Obama MUST lose in a LANDSLIDE!!!!!!

NONE of the Primary Candidates have shown that they have that potential.

It is time for an Open Convention to choose the best Presidential Candidate.

It is time for us Conservatives to turn out in massive numbers in the remaining primaries, especially in the big electoral delegate states such as Texas, and vote for ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY!

Ron Paul needs only to win one more State Primary to qualify as a Nominee Candidate, and therefore is our best chance for an Open Convention to select a GREAT Nominee, such as Senator Jim DeMint.

I think a Real Republican would be our best choice, but first we must work to have an Open Convention in Tampa.

What say all of you?


7 posted on 05/05/2012 9:59:14 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

It is not going to happen.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 10:09:08 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
One world describes the GOP hand picked RINO

Once again like with McCain I will have to hold my nose to vote for this SOCIALIST vs the MARXIST! We may not survive as a FREE country with back to back people who think the sweat of my brow belongs to those who will not work, prefer to stay drunk, drugged, or cranking out, more welfare babies generation after generation. And won't deport the dang ILLEGALS who will work for peanuts and live in roach and bed bug invested places.

While our Military and Seniors take the brunt of their gut and cuts, but not them who have made TAX SLAVES out of those of us who do work, over 50% of your pay goes for their upkeep.

GET A JOB, even if it is scrubbing toilets like I did back under the peanut farmer to support my 2 boys when I walked out on their abusive dad.

9 posted on 05/05/2012 10:09:26 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

I think the political types can see that Romney will lose and that the party will then be returned to conservatives. At that point, none of these guys will want to be reminded of any effusive endorsements of Romney.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 10:09:58 PM PDT by Tau Food
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Tepid endorsements for a tepid candidate.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 10:11:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Graewoulf

To those in TN get rid of the moderate Sen Bob Corker too. Fence straddler like Lamar Alexander.


12 posted on 05/05/2012 10:13:08 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: GailA

It’s not that easy if u don’t have any credible candidates to run against them.

I live in east tennessee. I am surprised no credible candidates have emerged to take on Corker and Alexander.

We could use a couple of “Mourdocks” here in Tennessee.
If and when we get some credible candidates... GAME ON.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 10:36:20 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

And your better idea is?


14 posted on 05/05/2012 10:50:28 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

You lost me at “Ron Paul already has won 4 State Primaries.” He hasn’t won a single one.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 11:36:09 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: Graewoulf
"Then the Open Convention delegates can draft a REAL Republican."

I'd prefer a REAL Conservative. REAL Republicans suck. See John McCain.

16 posted on 05/05/2012 11:55:04 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: matthew fuller

That’s why the term “RINO” makes no sense, that is what Republicans are.


17 posted on 05/05/2012 11:56:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Wondered what was going on haven’t heard much about this in media. If the Romney group figurec they could use it there would have been some mdeia coverage ...My feelimg hasn’t changed ....IF YOUR STATE HAS A PRIMARY AND SNATORUM IS ON YOUR BALLOT VOTE FOR FOR SANTORUM AND HIS DELEGATES
http://www.theusmat.com/


18 posted on 05/05/2012 11:58:02 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: Graewoulf
  I think every election is unique and even though I expect that my worst political fears will materialize in a Romney coronation, I can still see the possibility of an open convention. Conservatives (myself included) not only do not approve of Romney - we just don't like him either. McCain wasn't a good conservative, but I still liked him 4 years ago.

   No one has voted in Texas or California. I suggest that open convention supporters in those states should simply vote for Ron Paul. I don't know enough of the rules to know if an open convention is mathematically possible. I just think it's best to proceed as if it is possible.
19 posted on 05/06/2012 2:04:16 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: tennmountainman

Would like to see Sen Mark Norris run, he is a true conservative. Very effective right arm of LT Gov Ramsey, who should have been our Governor, not the moderate we now have.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 5:56:54 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: JediJones

That depends on how you define winning. If winning means getting the most delegates then Paul has won. If winning means trusting the MSM when they say such and such won then no Paul hasn’t won.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 6:10:38 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
If the Mittster is the GOPe nominee, this will be the first election I didn't vote for the Republican candidate for President.

Yes, obama is the worst and most radical White House occupier in our nation's history and the Mittster would very likely be much better for us financially.

Maybe I'll find some reason to change my mind before November, but for now? If you want Mitt, YOU vote for him. I don't, so I won't.

Every election it's the same GOPe schpeal: "Vote for us to keep them out." In 2008, McCain finally broke their decades long spell on me!

McCain set me free from the rino paradigm!! It doesn't work on me any more!

In fact, now it has the opposite effect. Now I can't knowingly vote for a GOPe rino. (Being true to oneself feels much better!)

22 posted on 05/06/2012 6:33:09 AM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: GBA
Now I can't knowingly vote for a GOPe rino. (Being true to oneself feels much better!)

________________________________

Yep, all that counts is that you feel gooooooooood about yourself.

The country be damned.

23 posted on 05/06/2012 6:38:09 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
Still stuck in the paradigm, I see.

Nice try, but it doesn't work on me...

No more voting for the GOPe!

24 posted on 05/06/2012 6:45:43 AM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: GBA
Anybody who would enable a traitorous bastard to continue running the country is exactly that...
25 posted on 05/06/2012 6:49:05 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
The GOPe has had numerous opportunities throughout these last four years, including vetting, to do something about obama.

They have failed their Constitutional duties as legislators to do what you claim to want done.

And you want me to keep voting for them?

We apparently define "traitorous" differently.

26 posted on 05/06/2012 6:55:45 AM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: GBA
Anybody who would ensble a traitorous bastard to continue to ruin the country is just that...

Clear enough for you?

27 posted on 05/06/2012 6:57:40 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

The GOP-e has been absolutely delighted with what’s happening in DC the last four years...especially as they now look forward to playing with all the new toys in the White House Obama bought.


28 posted on 05/06/2012 6:58:21 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: wtc911
I was where you are throughout the 2008 election.

Everything you can think of to persuade me, I've already used.

The McCain experience cleared my head and I see the GOPe differently now.

Once that mask has been lifted and your vision adjusts to the light, you can't trick your eyes to see things the old way again.

29 posted on 05/06/2012 7:06:49 AM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: wtc911
Yep, all that counts is that you feel gooooooooood about yourself.

I'm voting for Goode as a matter of personal honor.

30 posted on 05/06/2012 7:08:24 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. So vote for Goode.)
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To: GailA

I could not agree more. But some credible candidates must step up to the plate, to give Tennnesseans a choice.
Until that happens we are stuck.
The short-term good news is:
If Lugar does go down in Indiana, these Senate Moderates will be in full panic mode.


31 posted on 05/06/2012 7:33:46 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: GBA

Anybody who enables a traitorous bastard to continue to ruin the country is exactly that....


32 posted on 05/06/2012 7:34:41 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: GBA

My son convinced me that if I would not vote for R or O, it is best TO MAKE a RECORDED VOTE for another party’s Presidential/Vice Presidential candidates (i.e. Constitution Party)...to have my opposition votes recorded and reported.


33 posted on 05/06/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: wtc911

There are legitimate reasons for not voting R or O. Your post, a personal attack, is not in the spirit of JimRob’s request for a FR truce on this subject.

Please help by presenting practical ideas on FR and not just your emotions. I’m trying also.


34 posted on 05/06/2012 7:50:59 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
I stated my opinion about "anybody" not a specific poster.

However, if the shoe fits....

35 posted on 05/06/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
To: GBA

Anybody who would ensble a traitorous bastard to continue to ruin the country is just that...

Clear enough for you?

Abso-frikin-lutely!

Amen brother...or sis.

This bears repeating though it was aimed at another delusional, demented and disultory ranting of poster Waywardson--"Why Christians and Patriots CANNOT vote for Mitt Romney (Vanity)"-- (sorry, fellow Freeper, I calls them as I sees em') but bears repeating for him/her as well as all others who THINK that abstaining from voting for Mittens (or if by some miracle) someone else who might be the R Candidate, will be BETTER than allowing the BOTTOM-FEEDING, TRAITOROUS, RAT-BASTURD, NEO-COMMIE, HATE-AMERICA, DEAR LEADER to be re-elected who we KNOW will work diligently to finish what he has started....the SURRENDER of Nation and the DESTRUCTION of our Republic as we know it.

Reposting:

To: mnehring

I am a Gulf War I era veteran. Have you served? Waywardson

Pray tell Waywardson, (as you want to frame your argument in terms of Christianity, pun applies) what does one having served have to do with one's opinion or "Patriotism?"

YES I'M SCREAMING (doubly so by CAPPING AND BOLDING) and screaming mad at your madness.

BTW, thank you for your service, but as I also served (18 months in Nam) I guess I get equal time and my "Patriotism" will not be questioned?"

Thus I throw this up to you: When I took the oath of enlistment ("I, (NAME), DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR (OR AFFIRM) THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC; THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME; AND THAT I WILL OBEY THE ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME, ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS AND THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. SO HELP ME GOD." ) I considered it a solemn pledge FOR LIFE and not simply for the 8 years I served.

Was that the same for you?

If so, HOW can you possibly NOT oppose the (SELF-ADMITTED and PROVEN) "Domestic Enemy" who presently occupies the Oval Office; has shown a willingness to appease/defend/support "Foreign Enemies" (ISLAMIC JIHADISTS) as well as working diligently to DESTROY our Great Republic.....

...and NOT do everything humanly possible to ensure he does not get a chance to complete his Marxist/Commie/Islamic agenda which no doubt he will if re-elected....

...even if that means compromising your so called "ethics" and "morals" by if not supporting and voting for Mittens (your choice and right)....

....at least NOT encouraging others to do the same, KNOWING the outcome will be disastrous for Amerika, yet apparently, no giving a damn about the consequences?

HOW can one possibly equate Mitt's moderate/liberal record (as bad as it admittedly is) with Dear Leader's proven one?

Your are putting a lot of stock in our retaining control of the house and even long shot odds of taking the Senate.

Be that as it may, based upon the FASCIST, Neo-Commie's proclivities to ignore the Constitution, Congress and even the SCOTUS, do you think for one moment a Republican-Controlled Congress will stop him for "RULING" by fiat, diktakes and Executive Orders?

WHO WILL STOP HIM?

The wuss RINO's (such as the Weeper of the House, Bone-er or Mitch--"Afraid of his own shadow and RINO extraordinaire"--McConnell?) or maybe the Supreme Court?

Yeah, right!

I put it all on the line to defend my country and love it too much to see it destroyed and I'll crawl over broken glass to vote for anyone who will oppose (and hopefully prevail, thereby removing this "threat") in November;....

....it is either that or I foresee having to put it all on the line again (LITERALLY) in fighting to save our Republic if O'Bummer is re-elected, and though I'm willing and able if push comes to shove, I'm getting a little long in the tooth to want to consider that option.

Do as you will or your conscience dictates; if you have a "death wish" be my guest and don't vote, but PLEASE refrain from using Christianity, Patriotism and phony "maybe and perhaps" scenarios we "might" expect to experience under an Romney Administration based upon his past record.

Governing a State is different than governing a Country

As bad as Boosh was, and as big a RINO as he was, and as much as I hated many of the policies and programs he advanced and supported, he NEVER set out to DESTROY the United States and I am CONVINCED, neither would Romney.

CAN YOU SAY THE SAME FOR BARRY, BARACK, HUSSEIN, SOETORO, OBAMA?

Case closed: Class dismissed!!!

36 posted on 05/06/2012 8:06:23 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: wtc911
Your post #23 Yep, all that counts is that you feel gooooooooood about yourself. The country be damned.

Your post #35 I stated my opinion about "anybody" not a specific poster. However, if the shoe fits....

Thanks for your honesty.
37 posted on 05/06/2012 8:14:21 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: cableguymn

you nailed it .... please read my “political death of a salesman” post ... see you in tampa !


38 posted on 05/06/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
you call him "Mitt" ...

i prefer willard's real title ... "celestial god-child of the mirmin planet kolob" .....

get used to that ... you'll lean even more about the arch-bishop fromaxelrod and obama !
39 posted on 05/06/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: tennmountainman

I hope so, lamar never gets back to his constituents, corker on occasion. Tried to report Medicare/Tricare Life fraud to his Medicare rep, and have had NO return phone calls in 3 weeks. I do not leave messages on machines. Made the answer girl put a not on his desk. Going through the FDA or the Medicare sites are a nightmare. The doc is very well politically connected both state and federal from demrats. He is going to kill some senior one of these days with his shady practices.

Going through the useless socialist cohen is a joke.


40 posted on 05/06/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: wtc911
The country be damned.

Perhaps. I think the country is going to experience Judgement.

I get that your in earnest about your fears, but your sales technique is lacking, as is the GOPe's.

Rather than looking foolish for calling people traitors if they don't vote for the Mittster, tell me something about him that isn't something from a progressives' wetdream, because that's what I see when I see Romney.

If you want to sell your candidate, tell me something about him that makes me want to vote for him.

Is Romney a righteous man? Has he enabled the abortion industry to commit the mass sacrifice of innocent souls? There is a price that will be paid for this and yes, the country may be damned.

Does Romney support the Constitution? All of it? Including the part about the President being a Natural Born Citizen as defined by our Founding Fathers? If so, then why even mention Rubio as a possible VP? Failure to uphold one's oath and/or plotting to undermine the Constitution strikes me as treasonous. That includes failing to support ALL the Amendments, even the 2nd.

Ok, your turn. Answer the above questions correctly and I might reconsider my vote.

Otherwise, YOU should reconsider! There is a LOT at stake.

41 posted on 05/06/2012 6:19:45 PM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

It depends how the RNC defines winning. You need to win 5 states to be on the first ballot at the convention. Are they going to count them as a “win” if Paul lost the popular vote but got a bunch of delegates that were supposed to go to someone else to shift their loyalty to him?


42 posted on 05/06/2012 8:57:40 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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