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Black Businessman Has Soured on Obama
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 06/13/2012 2:27:48 PM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: Birmingham, Alabama. This is Orson. Orson, thank you for calling. I'm glad to have you with us today. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. It's good to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I just wanted to make a confession to you. I voted for President Barack Obama, and I happen to be a black American. I'm also a conservative. And I voted for him because he was black. I know that may offend some people, but it wouldn't be realistic in my opinion that a minority could ascend to the presidency. So I would have voted for the first minority whether he'd been Jewish, or Asian, or Hispanic.

RUSH: I understand.

CALLER: So he had my vote.

RUSH: Orson?

CALLER: But when I look at it now --

RUSH: Orson, I totally understand that. You don't have to apologize or make excuses for that. Everybody's aware of the historical nature of that election, particularly for black Americans. That's totally understandable. The question is: Are you gonna do it this year?

CALLER: Absolutely not. I mean, that decision was made a long time ago that he was not getting our votes again, mine or my wife's. Because we talk about everything together, and we're small business, and he's been a lousy president. I mean, that's just the fact of it. And we don't have the option for on-the-job training. So we need someone who really understands and knows what they're doing on the first day they take office.

RUSH: Orson, let me ask you a very serious question -- and I'm asking this because I really want to know. I'm trying to learn here. That never stops with me. At what point, for you, did the fact that the president is black stop being a factor for you?

CALLER: Oh, when the economy just continued to get worse. When we're right at the debt that we cannot pay. I have -- we have -- a small business, my wife and I, and we can't run a business that way. We can't incur bills that we have no hopes of paying and no way to get out of this. We don't have the income coming in, so we can't keep running a massive deficit. And he turned down the pipeline and --

RUSH: Well, you're still... In terms of that kind of thinking, you're a minority. But it does appear that at least according to polling data in North Carolina, that Obama is losing some support that he had from black voters in 2008. There's no question. A lot of white people voted for Obama in '08 because he was black. They were hoping it would be the end of racism and all the acrimony.

But I'm glad you called.

Great to have you in the audience, Orson.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: nobama

1 posted on 06/13/2012 2:27:57 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Orson must be “RACIST”!!!!/sarc.


2 posted on 06/13/2012 2:30:35 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Kaslin

“CALLER: I just wanted to make a confession to you. I voted for President Barack Obama, and I happen to be a black American. I’m also a conservative. And I voted for him because he was black.”

A lot more honest than Colin Powell.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 2:32:08 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: Kaslin

so the clown voted skin color instead of best candidate. Would he vote a white guy for naacp president.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 2:33:24 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Kaslin
Caller: Hi! I wanted to make a confession to you. I voted against Barack Obama (and certainly not "for" John McCain), and I happen to be a American (kind of a creamy pinkish tan).

I voted against him not because he is half-black, but because I recognized him as a dorm-room bong-hit radical, a faculty lounge Bolshevik, and I would laugh in the face, while spitting, of any "conservative businessman," black or otherwise, who was too ignorant to see that also.

Screw him and his idiotic apologies.

5 posted on 06/13/2012 2:39:36 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Kaslin

Looks like Orson is late to the party - plenty of us small business owners figured out Obama in 2007-08. At least he realizes just how badly Obamanomics is crushing our part of the economy. A lot of us aren’t going to make it 4 more years if the Marxist-in-Chief gets gets re-elected.


6 posted on 06/13/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Kaslin

Needs more honey I suspect ....


7 posted on 06/13/2012 2:40:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: ReformationFan

Don’t laugh. When Herman Cain was running, the MSM called him racist for questioning Obama.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 2:41:15 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: MNDude

that guy is NO conservative, the only honest thing he said was he is black. Do you think a herman cain type would vote for soetoro X just because he is black [or half black].


9 posted on 06/13/2012 2:43:25 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: GilGil

I remember well. I remember seeing some left-wing “genius” saying something along the lines of “voting for Herman Cain is racist”.


10 posted on 06/13/2012 2:47:27 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Trailerpark Badass

good post trailer park, I agree. The black guy voted communist, but he says he is a conservative. What was he watching or listening to? The commie soetoro X wouldn’t even wear a US flagpin, hung around commies, wouldn’t show a birth certificate or any records, told joe the plumber he wanted some of his stash etc.


11 posted on 06/13/2012 2:50:18 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Trailerpark Badass
the funny thing is... Obama ADMITTED exactly what he was in his biography... and people refused to believe it.

I honestly had a conservation with my parents (blue dog democrats) before the 2008 election... and they totally and completely believed that Obama had lied in his own biography about his drug use and other things to make himself look cool!

...

How do you argue with someone like that?

They wont even believe the truth when he admits it!!! And THEN with a straight face they insisted that Obama would cut the deficit! ROFL

12 posted on 06/13/2012 2:50:18 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Kaslin

Probably true of most voters for Zero... they voted for him because he was BLACK...
Simple straight forward to the point.. they made a racist choice..

True of all of them no matter their race or culture..
True no doubt of Tingles Matthews or Bill Maher..
And doubly true of most black people..

Amazing that most racists in the United States ARE BLACK...
Not all but most...


13 posted on 06/13/2012 2:55:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

So how are they going to vote this year? They’re not drinking the kool-aid this year, are they?


14 posted on 06/13/2012 2:57:49 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: Kaslin
You don't have to apologize or make excuses for that. Everybody's aware of the historical nature of that election, particularly for black Americans. That's totally understandable

Sorry Dude that ain't no good reason
15 posted on 06/13/2012 2:58:26 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: biggredd1

So you’ll be voting for the Green party then?


16 posted on 06/13/2012 2:58:47 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: hosepipe
Probably true of most voters for Zero... they voted for him because he was BLACK...

Well yes but 90% vote for the democrat anyway
17 posted on 06/13/2012 3:00:46 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: ReformationFan

A small businessman who votes for a marxist because of his skin color is a racist. I don’t care what color you are. I hope he goes out of business. He and his racist pals pulled a lot of the middle class under for the sake of their skin love and pride, or in the case of whites, their skin hate and shame. Freakin’ brain washed retards!


18 posted on 06/13/2012 3:02:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Kaslin
Before I address this, I want to make it crystal clear that I am not piling on this guy because he is Black.  Instead I will be piling on him for his logic, for what he has done, and for what he failed to think about before voting for a man so clearly unqualified to be president.

I can say this with a clear concience, because I would vote for a Black man I considered to be qualified.  I supported the Black Republican candidate for the Presidency earlier this year, Herman Cain.  And if I can be big enough (what I actually think of as reasoned enough), to vote for a Black man I think to be qualified, it seems only reasonable to demand Blacks refuse to vote for a Black man they know not to be qualified.  And if there was ever a man not qualified, Barack Hussein Obama was it in 100 foot tall flashing neon lights at the corner of First and Main!

I don't vote for anyone just because they are part of a group.  I don't vote for anyone just because they are a member of my race.  I don't vote for anyone just because someone I like says to.

George Bush and John McCain are clear examples of what I'm talking about.  This year Mitt Romney will be another.  They are not qualified to be president.  My qualifications are quite simple too.  1. The United States comes first and foremost when Conservative ideals are implemented.  2.  If it's good for the citizens of the United States, and it's good for the nation too, then it's sound policy.  3. NO FORIEGN NATIONAL, FOREIGN EFFORT, FOREIGN ORGANIZATION,  or FOREIGN LEADER trumps our citizens or our nation, especially when it comes to sovereignty and the rights granted to us by our Founding Fathers in our Founding U. S. Constitution.

Putting the 'same race' thing aside for a moment, there's another aspect of race that rears it's ugly head here.  If I were Black, you could never convince me to vote for a Black man to be president that could possibly wind up being seen forever as the worst president in the nation's history.  As a Black man (which I am not), I would want a man that could shine, would show the whole world what a fantastic job a qualified Black man could do.  Where was this type of concern when Black people voted for Obama?  If you tell me 90% of Blacks voted for Obama, you are also telling me that 90% of this group wasn't smart enough to think about his candidacy with enough savvy to be too concerned to take a chance on someone so clearly unqualified.  That's a message I would never want to transmit to my fellow citizens, let alone the world at large.  I'm not saying this to put Blacks down here.  I hang my head at the reality of what was done here.  It saddens me beyond belief to realized what fine Black people did in 2008.  It saddens me beyond belief to know other people joined them, making almost as big a mistake.  Many of them were not blinded to the realities by being in of the same race,  none the less, they voted based on race too.  My fellow citizens, this is more shame than I would wish for any of you.  And yet, there it is...  the collective shame you all so richly deserve.  Man this is depressing for me, and I didn't even participate.

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CALLER (to Rush): I just wanted to make a confession to you. I voted for President Barack Obama, and I happen to be a black American. I'm also a conservative."

It almost makes you burst out in tears.  Don't worry brother, you weren't alone by a long shot!  However, you must determine, to NEVER EVER do it again.

I appreciate Rush being polite, but this is something I can not understand.  I would never betray my people to vote in someone who would endanger them to the degree Obama has.  NEVER!  So is this guy going to do the same time when some idot female, Jew, Arab, or other percieved minority or member of a special interest group gets the nomination?  Now there's a scarey thought.  Just damn...

Here's another thought Orson (the caller), did you know you are not really a member of a minority.  You are a citizen of the United States, a man whose vote carries as much weight as any other citizen's vote.  Your vote for president can either be a vote for a well qualified man, or it can be a vote for an unqualified one.  It isn't a Black vote.  It's a racial neutral vote.  If the candidate is Black and good, I'll join you to vote for them.  If the candidate is White and good, I'm going to expect you, as my equal, to vote for the White guy.

Deal?


19 posted on 06/13/2012 3:03:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: SaraJohnson

But that kind of racism is politically acceptable, even mandatory for those with the mental disorder known as liberalism.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 3:06:31 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Rush’s whitey bum kissing with that pitiful racist was disgusting. That was a chance to discuss liberal racism and how destructive it is to wealth and happiness in the US - for everybody - regarless of skin color.

Racist Blacks are an anchor on the ass of USS America. It’s way past time to cut them loose and challenge the liberals’ race hate game for pinko power.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 3:14:10 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Kaslin

really, that kind of thinking makes absolutely makes no sense to me. When Obama was running I was thinking “OMG! That guy’s going to increase our national debt, increase unemployment, increase taxes, give money to his liberal cronies, he’ll might legalize 20 million illegal immigrants, he’ll give federal funding for abortions, advance the homosexual agenda, and weaken our military, and he’ll be responsible for making life time appointments to the Supreme Court. There are so many serious issues that it makes my stomach hurt.” How does someone say “COOOL...A black guy. I vote for him”


22 posted on 06/13/2012 3:17:49 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: uncbob

I agree, “historical”? Selecting the first communist and anti-american usurper president is treasonous, not historical.


23 posted on 06/13/2012 3:18:11 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: SaraJohnson

I agree wid dat yo! Rush’s response was pathetic!!!!


24 posted on 06/13/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Kaslin

But, but, but....doesn’t he know 0bama’s got his back?!?


25 posted on 06/13/2012 3:29:08 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
the funny thing is... Obama ADMITTED exactly what he was in his biography... and people refused to believe it.

I will confess that I had a little advantage. You see, I wanted to be a college English Lit professor. I had been to very conservative college prep schools, and a fairly conservative small private college, so the pictures I had in my head of that scenario were embarrassingly anachronistic.

But what I saw when I studied to get my Master's at an urban state university shocked and frightened me, 20 years ago. I could see where this was all headed, and Obama embodied everything evil about that trend.

I knew how this would end up, to the degree that the only hope I had, and have, is that he is so incompetent and tone-deaf to the world outside the academy walls that the good people of the US would toss him out on his rear.

26 posted on 06/13/2012 3:33:11 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: biggredd1
The black guy voted communist, but he says he is a conservative. What was he watching or listening to?

That's easy to answer. He was probably watching and listening to the mainstream media. He never heard a single mention of any of the things you pointed out.

27 posted on 06/13/2012 3:33:49 PM PDT by Bob
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Who was that other guy that said a bunch of stuff in his auto-biography that noone believed? Drawing a blank. Back in the 20s . . . . anyone??


28 posted on 06/13/2012 3:35:09 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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Orson:

Dumbass

29 posted on 06/13/2012 3:48:50 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Ever notice that when a beggar gets a donation, they immediately put their hand out for more.)
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To: princeofdarkness
I haven't asked them recently, but I detect apathy. My guess is they wont vote.
30 posted on 06/13/2012 3:52:52 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Kaslin

“I happen to be a black American. I’m also a conservative.”

Not a whole lot of those in the voting public.

Now when they start calling in and saying, “I happen to be a black American. I’m also a liberal, and I’m not voting for him”, then we’re looking at a landslide. And it well may happen.


31 posted on 06/13/2012 3:54:48 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up.)
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To: Kaslin
CALLER: Oh, when the economy just continued to get worse. When we're right at the debt that we cannot pay.

That's the bottom line. People tend to vote their wallets. With the black constituency, that revolves around entitlements (for those on welfare), expansion of government (for government employees) and affirmative action (for those seeking employment). They will vote for candidates who promise things that will benefit them.

Now, just because they're souring on Obama, does not mean that they are now fans of the Republicans, except for those in the private sector who depend on a robust economy for their survival.

32 posted on 06/13/2012 4:07:37 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Kaslin
This is a great story, even though it has been met by some very shortsighted responses. I have news for some of my fellow Freepers: Converts - and lots of them - may be the only hope for turning this country around. To cite two examples from history, the Apostle Paul and Ronald Wilson Reagan were two great leaders who got it very wrong before arriving at the truth.

If those of us who saw the light early on cannot accept and team up with those whom we might win over to our side, then we will never sustain a majority. A productive, tax-paying small businessman has admitted that he violated his principles in favor of his feelings in 2008 - but vows he will not be fooled again. How is that not a good thing? What's not to celebrate when another pair of eyes is opened?

"I'm aboard, pull up the ladder!" is the childish response of one who believes that nobody who arrives after him has any right to climb on. I'm glad Orson has come back to his senses - and I hope there will be a lot more just like him to join us on November 6.

Today is D-146...

33 posted on 06/13/2012 4:26:31 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: ReformationFan
Orson must be “RACIST”!!!!/sarc.

Thinking the same thing!! /s

At least he is HONEST!!

34 posted on 06/13/2012 4:26:31 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

“Trailerpark Badass” Translation, idiot.


35 posted on 06/13/2012 4:30:45 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: biggredd1
that guy is NO conservative, the only honest thing he said was he is black.

That's not quite correct, he said he was a "Black American". He could have said he was a Black Afro-American, but he chose to call himself a Black American. I'll give him the yardage toward being a true conservative for that statement. But I agree, he still has a way to go to being a true Red, White and Blue Conservative.

36 posted on 06/13/2012 5:16:53 PM PDT by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: Always A Marine

Thank you for a well reasoned reply — about the only one. Admittedly, he was somewhat anonymous, but it took courage to go on national radio and admit that he screwed up and vow not to do it again. We do need to win people’s hearts and minds and chasing them away for prior sins won’t do it.


37 posted on 06/13/2012 5:42:44 PM PDT by PoliticalArsonist
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To: MNDude

Very well said


38 posted on 06/13/2012 5:55:59 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: biggredd1

If anyone is not a conservative it is you.


39 posted on 06/13/2012 6:03:01 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Jonty30

Yeah and if the Green Party has a chance to ever win


40 posted on 06/13/2012 6:05:58 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Always A Marine; DoughtyOne
I disagree with those who say Rush blew it in his response.
I just returned from an evening celebrating an almost 50 years marriage of two of the nicest people any of you know. Relatives who aren't liberals but who definitely succumbed to the white guilt wave of 2008. Our conversation never touched on politics tonight, but I'd be surprised if that error was repeated.

DoughtyOne, I like your reasoning here and completely agree with you

"...want a man that could shine, would show the whole world what a fantastic job a qualified Black man could do. Where was this type of concern when Black people voted for Obama? ...

Always A Marine, Thanks for the correctional steering...

Converts - and lots of them - may be the only hope for turning this country around.

41 posted on 06/13/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: princeofdarkness

I expect many will not vote this time, just stay home. They won’t vote for him, but they won’t vote against him either.


42 posted on 06/13/2012 7:01:13 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Kaslin
CALLER: I just wanted to make a confession to you. I voted for President Barack Obama, and I happen to be a black American. I'm also a conservative. And I voted for him because he was black. I know that may offend some people, but it wouldn't be realistic in my opinion that a minority could ascend to the presidency. So I would have voted for the first minority whether he'd been Jewish, or Asian, or Hispanic.

RUSH: I understand.

I DON'T understand, thanks for electing him you nincompoop idiot. And he DOES damn well need to apologize for voting for stupid reasons like the color of the the SOB's skin. That how retarded people vote. Policy matters, nothing else does. Not skin pigment (Obama ain't no decedent of American slaves so there is NO shared culture just skin tone).

43 posted on 06/14/2012 1:54:02 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

Thanks for the comments in agreement. I think Obama is going to be our biggest salesman this election season. He can’t help screwing himself into the dirt. It’ll be fun to watch.


44 posted on 06/14/2012 2:12:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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