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Mitt Romney not into ‘vision thing’
Politico ^ | 5/27/12 | By REID J. EPSTEIN and GINGER GIBSON

Posted on 05/28/2012 6:20:36 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

The presumptive GOP nominee has some Republicans worried he lacks the “vision thing” that has hurt previous presidential candidates and haunted George H.W. Bush in his quest to succeed Ronald Reagan.

Some GOP officials fear that their nominee for president has so far failed to articulate a clear and compelling plan for the country if he defeats President Barack Obama in November. Instead of framing his ideas in a positive and specific way — like some of his GOP primary challengers — they say Romney must stop solely running a defensive campaign that leaves voters without a clear idea of where he stands.

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I am not a Romney fan.

But I hate to see the coming job the press is going to do on him.

FUBO

1 posted on 05/28/2012 6:20:40 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

I believe that the majority of people who vote for Romney are actually voting against Obama, and his visions arent going to make a helluva lot of difference.

They both suck it is just a case of Obama’s vision of America as being under the control of the United Nations, or Romney with no vision at all.


2 posted on 05/28/2012 6:24:52 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Texas Fossil

After having a president who’s been on TV more in his first year than Castro in twenty, I’m all set with the vision thing.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 6:25:13 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Texas Fossil
ROFLMBO
4 posted on 05/28/2012 6:27:42 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Texas Fossil

Obama is America’s skidmark.


5 posted on 05/28/2012 6:31:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Venturer

No one drops the kind of money that Romney has now and in the past spent and “not have a vision”. He simply does not want to express what that vision is, because no one would vote for him.

Seems like we have seen that play before?


6 posted on 05/28/2012 6:33:04 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: tsowellfan

Indeed. We’ve had enough Presidential “vision” to last us for quite some time, thank you very much.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 6:33:39 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Gaffer

Question is: Do the skid marks lead off the cliff?


8 posted on 05/28/2012 6:36:56 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

His vision is the same as Bushs - big government helping people.


9 posted on 05/28/2012 6:38:48 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Texas Fossil

The reason the Left is attacking Romney for “not articulating his plans”, should he be elected, is simply because having this information they would then be able to tear his ideas to shreds and keep Romney constantly on the defensive and off his so far successful message of improving the economy.

Plus, this Administration is so clueless in attempting to fix the economy they would no doubt take Romney’s plan, use it and take the credit for it’s success.

Like Nixon, who had a “secret plan” for ending the war in VN, Romney should likewise keep his plans secret. Let the public color his promise with their own crayons in a way which looks best to them. They will believe what they want to believe as we have seen with the disaster in 2008. Likewise today they want more then anything a better economy and to be able to be less fearful of the future.

If he plays this correctly he can appeal to this sort of thinking


10 posted on 05/28/2012 6:40:45 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: Texas Fossil

Better no vision than the constant vision of the Obama clown. Tune out, turn off, and watch something besides the idiot in the White House.


11 posted on 05/28/2012 6:41:54 AM PDT by pallis
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To: DManA

I’m all into neighbors helping people. But NOT Big Government “pretending” to help people.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 6:43:28 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

If they ever listened to a Romney speech the article is absurd. Far down in the article they acknowledge he’s released a video listing all the things he would do on “day one”.


13 posted on 05/28/2012 6:56:07 AM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Texas Fossil

Romney is a quick study. He sees that the Kenyan anti-Christ won with vague “hope and change” and “I’m not Bush.”

Romney’s campaign can be based on a vague slogan evoking economic progress and “I’m not Obama.”

He’ll need a few carefully-chosen, focus group-tested specifics that will appeal to large majorities and the discipline to stay on message and remind folks that he’s not Obama, and he’ll do very well.

The template was established in 2008.


14 posted on 05/28/2012 6:57:56 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Texas Fossil

This election isn’t about Romney, it’s about Obama and his miserable record. Romney has obviously realized this, and has decided to just lie low and not do anything to disqualify himself as a replacement.

I don’t know if it will work, but we shall see.


15 posted on 05/28/2012 7:02:33 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: Texas Fossil

To all TEXAS Primary voters: List the top 10 demonstrated positive values for each Candidate for all offices, and vote accordingly.

BTW, let us make this a “clothespin-free” election!

If you value your vote, then vote your values!


16 posted on 05/28/2012 7:03:25 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Williams; sitetest

Hope you are right.

Anybody but Obozo, BUT my reading on Romney is not good.

His past is not hidden like Obozo and Romney’s Political past haunts him.


17 posted on 05/28/2012 7:05:34 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
So, the POLITICO is going to weigh in on Republican/Conservative values and objectives?

That is like Al Jazeera giving advice to Israel.

I'm NOT so concerned with Mittens' "vision" (or lack thereof)....

....ALL I am concerned about is the SURVIVAL of our Great Republic...

....which is doubtful, if the FASCIST, ISLAMIC-JIHADIST-MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD-APOLOGIST/APPEASER/SUPPORTER, NEO-COMMIE, HATE-AMERICA, Dear Leader gets reelected.

PS: If the the Dept of Homeland [IN]Security and the Fat Beatch's (Big Sis) Jack-Booted Thugs are monitoring this site and looking for "Buzz Words" which will set off alarm bells, hope I've provided you with your day's quota.

Las Astaslem!

18 posted on 05/28/2012 7:06:22 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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- Once more the sleezy 99.9% liberal democrat-Socialist media claims that so-called 'anonymous' GOP leaders criticize a Republican candidate.

- The far-left radical Socialist-democrat msm is never content to attempt to choose the Republican candidate; they also choose to try to dictate what the American voters must think about the candidate.

- Let us all remember the mostly creepy dishonest media has been lobbying Obama and Congress for huge unending bailouts and subsidies from the United States taxpayers as liberal newspapers and magazines lose subscribers and other readers - Think of a national monopoly of NPR and PBS-TV radically biased print propagandist machines.

- The ever-censuring media gets it's daily morning talking points and agenda from the Obama Barack Hut and their own daily budget meetings and has no intention of "allowing" American voters to know the truth or even to think for themselves.


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19 posted on 05/28/2012 7:09:33 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I agree with your assessment of Politico and noted that in my post.

As far as DHS and Big Siss, I already met my quota today without help. hee hee hee

You know full well that all TX residence are immediately suspect.


20 posted on 05/28/2012 7:10:57 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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Pollutico



21 posted on 05/28/2012 7:22:47 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: Texas Fossil
The presumptive GOP nominee has some Republicans worried he lacks the “vision thing” that has hurt previous presidential candidates and haunted George H.W. Bush in his quest to succeed Ronald Reagan.

Romney is "Wallpaper Paste" in a $1000 suit but he is NOT OBAMA! That must be remembered. The SCOTUS hangs in the balance of this election.

22 posted on 05/28/2012 7:33:52 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Texas Fossil

Yesterday I saw it described as “Romneysia”-——the act of deliberate forgetting the GOP is doing when it comes to Romney’s record.


23 posted on 05/28/2012 7:51:54 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Texas Fossil

Whatever it is, it has to be better than Obama’s.


24 posted on 05/28/2012 8:14:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Texas Fossil

I am a Romney fan and I think we are all pretty sick of the vision thing. Typical politico bull.

When our primaries began to sort out and Palin didn’t run and Perry dropped out, I looked around and didn’t like what I saw.

Newt is fun, and articulate but extremely vulnerable as a presidential candidate because he can’t control his mouth.

Santorum was just an annoying loser to my mind and I don’t think he could have beaten Obama.

If God had anything to do with the Republican primaries (which I doubt) I think getting Mitt Romney may well to prove a blessing to those of us who want to defeat Obama.


25 posted on 05/28/2012 8:18:40 AM PDT by altura
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To: Texas Fossil
#1: Vote Obama Out, Out, Out

#2: Vote conservative candidates into the US House and US Senate

#3: Then, if when Romney tacks hard left, impeach him (he’s a white Republican; he can be impeached).

26 posted on 05/28/2012 8:21:11 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Texas Fossil

maybe he needs a new “revelation”.....


27 posted on 05/28/2012 8:23:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Texas Fossil
... their nominee for president has so far failed to articulate a clear and compelling plan for the country if he defeats President Barack Obama ....

Unless, of course, you look at Romney's past governence and the things he's actively promoted and grown: state-run health care, the full environmentalist agenda, the effort to force acceptance and forbid rejection of open homosexuality in our society, activist liberal judges to tweak law, and abortion on-demand payed for by taxpayers.

You'd better believe Romney's got a plan for America.

ABO is bad strategy because it's scared strategy.

28 posted on 05/28/2012 8:33:42 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: galloway15
Romney should likewise keep his plans secret. Let the public color his promise with their own crayons in a way which looks best to them.

Now there's a good, solid reason to vote for Romney!

ABO is as stupid as voting for an orange juice can.

29 posted on 05/28/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: Finny
Unless, of course, you look at Romney's past governence and the things he's actively promoted and grown: state-run health care, the full environmentalist agenda, the effort to force acceptance and forbid rejection of open homosexuality in our society, activist liberal judges to tweak law, and abortion on-demand payed for by taxpayers.

The only difference between the two candidates is the fact that Obama wants to do all the things you've listed and Romney has already succeeded in instituting them in Mass.

A pox on both their houses - Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.

30 posted on 05/28/2012 8:44:21 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: devolve

Just a thought ... I think Free Republic gives us plenty of room for “flair” in the tagline. A bright yellow box with tiny typewriter print is ... well, a bit much. Just a thought.


31 posted on 05/28/2012 8:45:16 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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32 posted on 05/28/2012 9:00:31 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: Finny

And not voting for whomever is the Rep opponent to Obama would be a suicidal and beyond ignorant decision unless you actually believe that with all we have seen from the clown in the WH, Romney is as bad.

If that is your perception then you have no ability to assimilate, process and extrapolate to a disastrous conclusion all we have seen from the Kenyan.

I must believe that people who think and push ideas such as yours do not have the best interests of America at heart but their own, whatever they may be.


33 posted on 05/28/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: galloway15
You are in a panicked state of mind, abject panic. You are pissing down your pantleg in fear. STEP BACK mentally and put your mind in a detached place, and consider cooly and coldly the alternatives and risks and realities.

Not right now, but at night or in the car when you're sitting and thinking,. all by yourself, no distractions, just ... pondering. Devote some real time and thought to it, don't just boomerang away instictively in fear like you are doing. STOP with the fear, STOP with the reflex denial, and START thinking it through.

And UNDERSTAND and ADMIT the truth: If Republicans elect Romney, they will be telling DC the world, and America that Republicans are perfectly okay with nationalized health care, the enviro-agenda and the gay agenda, abortion on demand, and activist judges to tweak law. It's ironic that you consider me "suicidal" and "ignorant," when your own strategy is so suicidal and based on squeezing your eyes tight shut to the REAL Romney as demonstrated by his record.

34 posted on 05/28/2012 9:32:12 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I share your sentiments, tho I can tolerate Romney and will hope for the best. Which is why we must work to elect all Rs down-ticket.

Beware the lib political hacks at politico...


35 posted on 05/28/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT by citizen (Obama blames:Arab Spring,Banks,Big Oil,Bush,Ceos,Coal,Euro Zone,FNC,Jpn Tsunami,T Party,Wall St,You)
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To: Finny

LOL, whose in a panic? Put down the bong pal. Romney says he will overturn Obamacare (if the USSC doesn’t do it before)Will he? Can he? Who knows. If you are wrong then maybe there is no coming back and if I am wrong then the damage is we got RID of Obama.

Like I said, before a patient can even begin to heal, you must stop the bleeding.

Don’t worry about me, friend, you and your kind just stay home or vote third party and then when Obama wins and it all comes down around us (am I panicking?)you can get yourself all puffed up by telling all of us how strong you were to stand by your principles. Damn that willow tree shit, eh? By golly you’re an OAK TREE....SNAP!!


36 posted on 05/28/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: Texas Fossil

“Some GOP officials fear” LOL


37 posted on 05/28/2012 10:11:13 AM PDT by etradervic (Anybody but 0 in '12)
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To: galloway15

You know, I’d probably disagree with that reasoning but with the Fifth Column being so rabidly behind Obama, they will take any ‘vision’ Romney articulates and turn it against him - or try to.

Maybe the k.i.s.s. way is the best way. Talk of rolling back Obama’s regulations and repealing Obamacare and reigning in the unions to unshackle businesses to create jobs jobs jobs. (Pelosi’s three-letter word!) Speak of conservative and American values such as hard work to attain you goals and of the righteousness of whatever faith you believe in. Providing good educational opportunities, serving the People instead of controlling every facet of their lives. Etc....


38 posted on 05/28/2012 10:16:04 AM PDT by citizen (Obama blames:Arab Spring,Banks,Big Oil,Bush,Ceos,Coal,Euro Zone,FNC,Jpn Tsunami,T Party,Wall St,You)
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To: meadsjn

Bump


39 posted on 05/28/2012 10:46:37 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: citizen

When you are in a fight, never hand your enemy a weapon he can use against you and always but always stay on the offensive.


40 posted on 05/28/2012 10:49:05 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: etradervic

For me as next Tuesday approaches I am facing a sad day. The TX GOP Primary is Tuesday.

It appears the only option I will have in the Primary is vote for Crazy Uncle Ron or vote for Romney. I honestly would rather have Ron Paul than Romney.

Now I know that is a futile effort, but it is how I feel.

After Tuesday my feelings may change, but I feel totally betrayed by the GOP selection process. It is a sad state of affairs when this is the best we can do.

SAD, SICK state of affairs. In a nation that was once FREE.


41 posted on 05/28/2012 11:01:37 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil


While Romney is not my 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice, he is far and away a better choice than the surrender monkey.
At least Romney has accomplished something. Romney does not blame every problem in the world on America, Romney would never endorse the likes of Cynthia McKinney for president.
Romney is not perfect by any means, but he is not anywhere near as bad as Cut and Run.
Cut and Run would be worse for America than the wanna be king.
42 posted on 05/28/2012 11:29:50 AM PDT by John D
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To: altura; EternalVigilance; Windflier; cripplecreek; Dr. Sivana; Tennessee Nana; Mountain Mary; ...
altura:

Then you should at least admit to yourself that you are sick of the "conservative" thing aka the "vision" thing. You are willing to take any old POS (i.e. even some POS named Romney) with a GOP label. You even confess preferring the POS Romney to Gingrich or Santorum. Yet, you seem to imagine yourself conservative.

If you succeed at electing Myth, be ready to be reminded of his every shortcoming and failure. You will have volunteered to take responsibility for the POS. Then will come what Ronaldus Maximus called: "A Time for Choosing." Will you try to join the actual conservative Resistance to Myth that starts immediately upon Myth's election (assuming he is elected) or knuckle under for the destruction of the Republican Party and, with it, the Republic itself.

Myth = Obozo = Moloch = Obozo = Moloch =Myth, etc.

43 posted on 05/28/2012 12:33:21 PM PDT by BlackElk (Viva Cristo Rey! Tom Hoefling for POTUS! Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: galloway15; Finny
Galloway15: a member of FR since all the wat back on 5/19/12????

Hey, Newbie, why don't you settle in here for a few months at least before ripping on Finny who has been here for nearly ten years. Polite disagreement? Fine. Rank insults are another thing.

44 posted on 05/28/2012 12:40:52 PM PDT by BlackElk (Viva Cristo Rey! Tom Hoefling for POTUS! Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: BlackElk
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45 posted on 05/28/2012 12:50:16 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: BlackElk

First of all it’s none of your business. Are you his mother?

I made a statement to him and the response was a critique of my prose. That’s a personal attack, off the subject and is exactly the way LIBERALS do it.

I don’t really care how long you or anyone else has been on this or any forum. If I am attacked I fight back. You don’t want a fight, then play nice. Go after me for my ideas, no problem, but once it gets personal then I get personal

Do we understand each other? As I told another whiner here who had his sensibilitie tweaked because I am a “n00b”, if I have broken a forum rule, a written rule, then by all means tell me and I shall correct any wrongdoing. Otherwise feel free to ignore anything I say


46 posted on 05/28/2012 2:05:08 PM PDT by galloway15
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To: BlackElk; galloway15

This one wont last long...


47 posted on 05/28/2012 2:23:35 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

That a threat, slick? If it is why don’t you come out and say what’s on your mind? I don’t take threats very well, you know? What about you, do you like being threatened?

The cliquish nature of this forum is completely contrary to what it’s stated aims are. Respect is not something someone can demand it must be earned. I give what I get. You can trash my ideas all you want but stay away from the personal crap.

Like I said, tell me what forum rules I have violated and as long as one of them isn’t to let longer term members here dump on me personally, I’ll make the necessary changes.

BTW, I have been a visitor to this forum, following closely the give and take even if I did not join in, for longer then probably 99% of the people who are now active members.


48 posted on 05/28/2012 2:48:36 PM PDT by galloway15
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To: galloway15

Spoken like a common or garden retread RomneyBot...


49 posted on 05/28/2012 2:53:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Finny

What an idiotic post. Vulgar also.


50 posted on 05/28/2012 2:57:43 PM PDT by altura
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