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Romney Sides with Rubio on Obama’s Immigration Action
National Review Online - The Corner ^ | June 15, 2012 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 06/15/2012 1:52:16 PM PDT by C19fan

Mitt Romney criticized President Obama’s decision to give legal status to young adult illegal immigrants today, saying that the executive action had made it “more difficult” to bring about a “long-term solution.”

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UPDATE: It’s worth noting that, according to a couple of reporters, Romney was asked if he would reverse Obama’s order if he was elected — and didn’t respond.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; barackromney; barackrubio; immigration; marcoobama; mittobama; romneytruthfile
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Willard = gutless. I know all the Romneybots will all crow about how smart he is politically.
1 posted on 06/15/2012 1:52:21 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Well hell we may as wwell get behind Obama if Romney and Rubio are going to lick his boots for him.

I am so sick of republicans, I have about had it with this leftist party.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 1:55:20 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: C19fan

>> Willard = gutless.

Not disputing that, but the fact is 60% of the Republicans in Congress are thrilled that Obama took the pressure off of them and implemented by fiat what they all wanted to do themselves anyway (but feared the political repercussions).

Collectively, the entire party is a feckless bunch of self serving cowards.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 1:56:39 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: C19fan

I will have to vote Third Party Conservative if Romney is not going to commit to National Security, Defending our Borders, and Deporting Illegal Aliens

Our national security begins at the border

I have never seen such weak wussified politicians in this nation’s history


4 posted on 06/15/2012 1:56:39 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Obama really was not born in Kenya...he was born in Greece. Look at the economy)
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To: C19fan

So I see Romney wants to lose just like Juan McCain.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 1:57:19 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: C19fan

He’s waiting for the opinion polls to come out. Gutless indeed.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 1:58:45 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: stockpirate
It was Republicans in Congress that blocked the Dream act Amnesty for illegals, the same Dream act Amnesty your dictator Obama just passed by decree. Obama just gave amnesty to illegals,bypassed congress, committed treason and a crime against America and Americans and all you can do is blame Republicans? Last I looked it was this cretin Obama who just gave Amnesty to illegals not Republicans. All we did to stop this dream act for nothing. It just passed it.
7 posted on 06/15/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Smokeyblue

And after he was looking like he wasn’t going to do that.

Figures. The GOP are cowards when it comes to ILLEGAL immigration. It’s ILLEGAL you idiots!


8 posted on 06/15/2012 2:02:04 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: stockpirate

Makes you think they’d be swappin’ spit if willard wasn’t so pure doesn’t it?


9 posted on 06/15/2012 2:03:28 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: C19fan

What about the illegal asians? Deported?


10 posted on 06/15/2012 2:04:40 PM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: C19fan
I know all the Romneybots will all crow about how smart he is politically.

~snort!

Yeah, he has proved that time and time again.../ms

11 posted on 06/15/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: C19fan

It’s amazing to me how many people have bought into the fantasy that Romney will govern from the right. Hell he will not even govern from the middle. He is a sleazy character with no real definable principles. He has no clear vision.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 2:06:44 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: C19fan

Hardly a surprise. I can’t think of a single issue I actually “trust” Romney on... amnesty, health-care, gay-marriage, spending, 2nd-Amendment, whatever.

The thought of Romney being our nominee still boggles my mind. Watching this election is like watching from afar a Democratic primary between a crazed Marxist and a big-government liberal-progressive. It’s impossible for me to feel remotely invested in the whole mess.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 2:06:58 PM PDT by greene66
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To: C19fan

Romney played it smart.

The important thing for Romney is to keep the focus on the economy.

This was another feint by Obama to change the debate from the economy to immigration.

Obama would love for Romney to get down in the mud on the immigration/illegal alien issue so he doesn’t have to take a beating every day on the economy and unemployment.

Mitt also has a tightrope to walk to avoid losing anymore of the Hispanic vote.

Notice that he did not say he approved of Obama’s action and he did say that this is not the right way to go about solving the issue.

Stay on message and keep Obama on the defense over the economy.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 2:07:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Fledermaus
Democrats and Obama tried to pass this Dream act Amnesty in Congress. But Republicans in congress blocked it. Today Obama just passed this Dream act Amnesty by decree. Obama just gave Amnesty to illegals and bypassed Congress. This is the worst day ever.
15 posted on 06/15/2012 2:08:23 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: C19fan

We knew that it was only a matter of time b4 Mittens would find a way to sell out and lose the election.


16 posted on 06/15/2012 2:10:02 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (FUBO .... Since 2008)
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Is this what Romney is siding with?

Rubio's plan or at least one he is talking up with NBC to be broadcast on the "Sunday Morning" show.

Marco Rubio talks immigration, Dream Act, amnesty

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Of his proposal Rubio said, "I think I've found significant support for it, both in my own party and hopefully with some Democrats, that allows us to address the issue of these kids in a humanitarian way, that allows us to recognize that what we want to do is give these kids a chance to get right what their parents got wrong, but not do it in a way that incentivizes people to do this in the future, and doesn't undermine our legacy as a nation of laws."

"Will your plan give amnesty?" asked O'Donnell.

"No, it's not an amnesty plan," Rubio replied. "The plan basically would award the kids who meet a certain criteria - they got here by a certain age, have lived here, graduated from high school, don't have a criminal record, want to go to college - they get what, in essence, is a student visa, and thereafter, a work visa.

"And after some period of time, probably 10 years, we would then allow them to access the immigration system just like any non-immigrant visa holder in the United States would. ... So they'd be no worse off than anybody else, but no better off, either. No special path. Just the same path as everyone else."

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17 posted on 06/15/2012 2:11:16 PM PDT by deport
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To: C19fan

Romney/Rubio. Shamnesty II.


18 posted on 06/15/2012 2:12:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: C19fan

Nuke DC.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 2:13:15 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: C19fan

Withall due respect for Mr. Romney, this came at him pretty quick and he hasn’t had sufficient time to go to Rove and other GOP-E members to find out where he stands for now.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 2:13:42 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: C19fan
Seems to me that Obama is carrying out a higher-level strategy against Romney (and Rubio for that matter).

The infirmative-action president must know his unconstitutional action will not survive a USSC challenge, but he knows how these RINOs will respond to the idea of amnesty for illegal aliens. Obama is doing this precisely to do severe damage to Romney with the conservative base.

For a guy who otherwise appears to be the epitome of incompetence, B.O. is executing superbly this high-hard political strategy.

21 posted on 06/15/2012 2:14:30 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: C19fan
rubio is happy with this UNCONSTITUTIONAL usurpation... so mitt cannot disagree with obama and agree with rubio. national review is now as progressive as politico. I do not like romney but I will await his real statement on this. The wrong decision here could bring on an early death for the gop. They are hanging by a string now. IF they lose the base entirely... the gop will lose almost every election and do not think that it cannot happen... it will if mitt screws this up. Bank on it!

LLS

22 posted on 06/15/2012 2:14:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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The way to attack this is as Rep. King proposes: bring suit to stop implementation on the grounds of how Obama is acting like a king.

Obama himself said so just last year: “There are enough laws on the books by congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system. That for me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates - that would not conform with my appropriate role as president.”

This is the smart thing, IMHO. To do otherwise lets Obama control the framing and gets off-message.

23 posted on 06/15/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: CharacterCounts

>> he hasn’t had sufficient time to go to Rove and other GOP-E members to find out where he stands for now...

That one’s gonna leave a mark!


24 posted on 06/15/2012 2:16:20 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: SeminoleCounty
These types of republicons are why we are screwed as a Republic... they are as guilty as the dims are... and the dims could never have done to us what they have without direct help from the gop.

LLS

25 posted on 06/15/2012 2:16:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Democrat_media

If the republican nominee for president does not stand against this outrage... then he and his party stand with it. It can be no other way. There is no middle ground and I know in my heart that jeb bush knew this was coming because his step brother blojob clinton told him.

LLS


26 posted on 06/15/2012 2:19:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: glennaro
ALL that the republican have to do is paint this treason as anti America... anti jobs, anti security and unConstitutional... but they agree with it so....

LLS

27 posted on 06/15/2012 2:22:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Iron Munro
Notice that he did not say he approved of Obama’s action and he did say that this is not the right way to go about solving the issue.

He also didn't take a stand. Understanding he's a politician, that's also typical Mutt Romney.

28 posted on 06/15/2012 2:26:33 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Say the wrong thing now, Mittens and you’ve lost the base. Game over.
Not a masterstroke today by Obama but definitely a well timed torpedo hit amidships to the S.S. Myth Romney and the GOPE


29 posted on 06/15/2012 2:28:20 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Democrat_media
Obama just gave Amnesty to illegals and bypassed Congress. This is the worst day ever.

No, these SOBs are just getting warmed up.

30 posted on 06/15/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: greene66

Exactly Romney was a sell out before he started selling.


31 posted on 06/15/2012 2:37:17 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: C19fan

Today we have finally seen the coming together as one our many tiered political system.
I see no differences in any politician in this United States today!
The one consuming fire that drives them is how can I get and keep my power and get more tomorrow.
“ God forgive them for they know not what they do”. I think that’s the way it was said.


32 posted on 06/15/2012 2:41:21 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: Iron Munro

I think Romney missed a golden opportunity to flip Obama’s amnesty for illegals gambit into an illegal abuse of power issue.

As it is, at best the Hispanic share of the total vote that Romney has a chance of winning is less than 3%, by opposing Obama’s move without having to focus on the immigration argument directly, Romney could bring out from the base and anti-illegal moderates and independents more than the portion of that 3% that he could be at risk of losing.


33 posted on 06/15/2012 2:43:18 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: stockpirate

“Well hell we may as well get behind Obama”

NEVER. Obama is infintitely worse and far more of a threat to our republic and individual freedoms than Romney/Rubio would ever be. They may not support conservative ideals to the extent we would like, but they are not anti-American and are not going to trample on the Constitution. Four more years of Obama and this country will not be recognizable as the shining light on the hill it once was. The next election is, in a very real sense, a choice between electing a new president or coronating a dictator. Take your pick.


34 posted on 06/15/2012 2:45:46 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Iron Munro
Obama would love for Romney to get down in the mud on the immigration/illegal alien issue so he doesn’t have to take a beating every day on the economy and unemployment.

_____________________________

So would a lot of the obama supporters on this forum.

35 posted on 06/15/2012 2:47:24 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: 9YearLurker

“I think Romney missed a golden opportunity to flip Obama’s amnesty for illegals gambit into an illegal abuse of power issue.”

That would have been the smart thing to do.


36 posted on 06/15/2012 2:51:15 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Raebie

“He’s waiting for the opinion polls to come out. Gutless indeed.’

Actually I perceive he is merely stating his strongly held beliefs. It is not gutless for a politician to hold a point of view and be consistent in articulating it. The good news is he is calling it as he sees it. Now voters can decide if they agree.


37 posted on 06/15/2012 2:56:20 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: C19fan

What folks need to ask themselves is what are they going to do to survive the next 4 years of Obama.

It is still possible that Obama will beat himself, but Romney sure as hell won’t take him out.


38 posted on 06/15/2012 2:57:49 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: Colonel_Flagg
He also didn't take a stand. Understanding he's a politician, that's also typical Mutt Romney.

The prime directive is to boot Obama out of the White House.

There is no upside for Romney to get into a debate with Obama over illegal immigration - the upside on that issue is all for Obama.

Romney wins and Obama loses when the daily debate is about the economy and jobs.

Obama will do anything to change the debate to other issues.

Romney needs to avoid being sidetracked from pounding Obama on the economy and jobs, jobs, jobs.


39 posted on 06/15/2012 2:59:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: C19fan

That Mitt!

He’s a peach, LOL.


40 posted on 06/15/2012 3:05:24 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: 9YearLurker
I think Romney missed a golden opportunity to flip Obama’s amnesty for illegals gambit into an illegal abuse of power issue.

It looks like Republican Rep. Steve King and maybe some others will take Obama to task on that issue.

See this thread:

Rep. Steve King To Sue Obama Administration Over New Immigration Policy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2895724/posts


41 posted on 06/15/2012 3:06:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Iron Munro

God bless Rep. King.


42 posted on 06/15/2012 3:07:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: C19fan

43 posted on 06/15/2012 3:19:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Iron Munro
The prime directive is to boot Obama out of the White House.

I don't see how this does achieves that end. Mutt didn't even say he'd overturn the order. This may well make him no different from Obama, which is the chief criticism he bears among actual conservatives.

Yes, the debate needs to center on the economy. But Romney needs to multitask. He needs to establish real differences between himself and Obama and for someone who claims to be so hawkish on immigration, this would have been a great opportunity to capitalize on an issue that generates white-hot conservative support.

Instead, he gave us the finger. Again.

44 posted on 06/15/2012 3:48:01 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I don't see how this does achieves that end. (boot Obama out of the White House.)

If you do not agree that the economy, unemployment and jobs are the issues that will win the election for Romney, not a debate with Obama over immigration please explain your logic.


45 posted on 06/15/2012 5:05:02 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Iron Munro

Go back and read again. They are both election winners.


46 posted on 06/15/2012 5:09:08 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: C19fan

RINO ROMNEY MAKES ME SICK !!!


47 posted on 06/15/2012 5:13:16 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: glennaro
For a guy who otherwise appears to be the epitome of incompetence, B.O. is executing superbly this high-hard political strategy.

If so, it couldn't be against a nicer guy.

48 posted on 06/15/2012 6:09:07 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: Starboard
Obama is infintitely worse and far more of a threat to our republic and individual freedoms than Romney/Rubio would ever be.

Nice, safe sounding sentiment, very reassuring. Now: LOOK AT ROMNEY'S RECORD.

They may not support conservative ideals to the extent we would like ...

LOL! Ya think???????

... but they are not anti-American and are not going to trample on the Constitution.

Certainly not! Of course not! Why, hush, who could even think of such a thing?!

Well ... unless you think that forcing businesses, including adoption agencies, wedding photographers, landlords, employers, not to mention Boy Scout troops and schools, to accomodate open homosexuals, punishing them if they refuse because discriminating against homosexuals is immoral, isn't trampling on the Constitution.

Or if you think having government dictate every aspect of a person or a business or a doctor's relationships with each other, isn't trampling on the Constitution. Or if you think appointing liberal judges to distort law's intent ...

.... or developing and implementing a "carbon tax" plan to prevent global warming, and virtually create a government stranglehold of food and energy production and consumption, well ...

.... now, come on, that's not really trampling on the Constitution, is it??? Nahhhhhhh ....

(er ... don't look now, but that's Romney's record. No, it's not propaganda or distorted or misrepresented, IT IS WHAT ROMNEY IS.)

Vote for a big government statist ... get big government statism. COUNT ON IT. As certainly as you count on the mail.

It is gut-wrenching to see how many people have not yet found the courage to REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE in this charade. They are rolling over to liberalism via nothing but fear. There are people here who are on the verge of casting their vote for a guy who repels them viscerally, a guy they know is a liberal-agenda guy, if a registered Republican, a guy anyone would peg as a Democrat if they didn't know his party. They're on the verge of actively promoting him to the President of the US for basically one reason: FEAR.

Hate is also mingled in with it, and resentment, and lust for for vengeance against Obama. For THOSE THINGS -- fear, hate, resentment, vengeance -- American conservatives and patriots are on the verge of voting against their better judgment and common sense.

Talk about flashing red warning sign that they're about to make a mistake.

All because Resistance Is Useless if Obama wins again, even if Congress has moved Right and Obama is more despised than ever. RESISTANCE IS USELESS ... MUST CHOOSE ROMNEY ...

49 posted on 06/15/2012 6:51:22 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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To: wtc911
Your tagline -- if you vote for Romney.
50 posted on 06/15/2012 6:56:50 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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