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Republicans Struggle To Respond To Obama’s Immigration Decision [Santorum? Gingrich? Bachmann?]
Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2012 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 06/15/2012 10:25:32 PM PDT by Steelfish

Republicans Struggle To Respond To Obama’s Immigration Decision Aaron Blake 06/15/2012

Just hours after word leaked out that the Obama administration would stop deporting young illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents, the issue is already causing headaches for the Republican Party.

The party, which has previously split over its own president’s efforts on illegal immigration reform, is similarly stuck when it comes to Obama’s decision.

And at a time when party unity is paramount, the move is exposing fissures.

This photo provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in New Jersey, shows agents taking a person into custody during operation Cross Check III. (AP Photo/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

The company line from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and prominent senators like Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) Friday was a process argument, in which they decry the decision to make the move without Congress’s consent.

“I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered and should be solved on a long-term basis so they know what their future would be in this country,” Romney said in a statement to reports in Milford, N.H. ”I think this action that this president took today makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution, because an executive order is of course just a short-term matter.”

A statement from Rubio made a similar argument: “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short-term answer to a long term problem. And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short-term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long-term one.”

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1 posted on 06/15/2012 10:25:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Good Grief.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 10:27:39 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Steelfish

The response is simple.

Impeach the dictator son of a b*tch.

We don’t have kings in this country, so remove him, you bunch of useless sissies.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 10:31:13 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dandiegirl

Sarah did. but she is a conservative.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 10:32:52 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Steelfish
The company line from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and prominent senators like Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) Friday was a process argument, in which they decry the decision to make the move without Congress’s consent.

"Company line" - "process argument". I am always surprised to find that legislation is written so broadly as to allow for sweeping changes via regulation that ostensibly remain within the intent of the law.

Of course, I don't really believe that.
5 posted on 06/15/2012 10:34:02 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Steelfish
I viewed the immigration announcement today as his declaration that he is dictator of this country. Our GOP legislators have spines of jelly, and fear being served the racist card.

I am truly afraid that this is going in a direction that is not going to be pretty at all.

6 posted on 06/15/2012 10:34:12 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Steelfish

How about a nice clear statement like:

“As long as careful records are kept about these temporary work permits, there will be no problem immediately deporting them on Jan 22nd when I reverse this illegal Executive Order. The laws of this country will NOT be selectively enforced when I am President.”


7 posted on 06/15/2012 10:35:30 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: chris37

We thought the same way. From now on his perceived “The right thing” will be used as a dictator’s directive. He basically made congress moot this afternoon.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 10:36:44 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Kellis91789

“As long as careful records are kept about these temporary work permits, there will be no problem immediately deporting them on Jan 22nd when I reverse this illegal Executive Order. The laws of this country will NOT be selectively enforced when I am President.”

Perfect!


9 posted on 06/15/2012 10:45:46 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: Steelfish
Republicans Struggle To Respond To Obama’s Immigration Decision [Santorum? Gingrich? Bachmann?]

Struggle hell ... impeach. This asshole is disregarding the Constitution, he is going against all that is constitutional ... if the House doesn't Impeach this POC, they should all be dumped.

10 posted on 06/15/2012 10:46:13 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Steelfish

This coming election is not only to determine the future direction of our Republic but also to see whether Republicans have the leadership to lead us out of our present situation. It might also be the determination as to the mere existence of the Republican party.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 10:46:13 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Steelfish

As always, the GOP is MIA when it matters.

Where is Boner????

The House Speaker should be running TV adds all next week hammering the president for treading on Congresses role. I would body slam Obama. I would have an add showing the Constitution, that Congress makes laws and then end with, “and President Obama taught Constitutional Law? Are you kidding me? Has he ever read it?”


12 posted on 06/15/2012 10:52:50 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Steelfish; dandiegirl; chris37; Brimack34; andyk; catfish1957; Kellis91789; donna; doc1019; ...

We got at least one guy that doesn’t seem to be struggling.

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

We have to do what we did when W tried to shove amnesty down our throats - get on the phone with our spineless representatives and help them grow a backbone!

This issue is not so much about immigration as to whether Dumb’O gets to rule by fiat. If he gets away with this, there will be no stopping him.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 10:59:22 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Steelfish; All
Why is it that (aside from Arizona and Alabama) the GOP has done very little to enforce our immigration laws and kick illegals out of here? I thought after 9-11 that Bush would at the very least place troops on our borders, but that never happened. Even Reagan gave amnesty to illegals.

It's obvious the Dems want illegals for their votes, that's obvious. But is the GOP so tied to big business that the demand for cheap labor overrides the desire for enforcement of immigration laws? Is it a simple case of big business sending campaign donations (or as I like to call them when discussing illegal immigration, bribes) to the GOP in exchange for the status quo? Are the financial benefits of illegals greater than the cost it brings to the taxpayers? How much of a percentage of the financial troubles of California are due to illegals?

Does the GOP really believe that not discussing illegal immigration will win them some votes from Hispanics? Are they that scared? When has the GOP ever won the majority of the Hispanic vote? I highly doubt they ever will win a majority or even a significant amount. And if demographic trends continue, the GOP will be in serious trouble in the future to win anything. And what will the GOP say then?

Perhaps back in the 80s, very few anticipated the problem would mushroom into what has become today. Perhaps Reagan believed that no more would come. Perhaps both Bush's believed as well. I doubt it. I just find it hard to believe that the GOP thinks they can win a significant percentage of Hispanics by not addressing the issue and enforcing the law. How has that worked so far?

Very depressing to see the GOP so willing to participate in its own demise. I guess money trumps all.

14 posted on 06/15/2012 11:10:09 PM PDT by eekitsagreek (got no money and you got no car, then you got no woman...and there you are!)
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To: Steelfish

struggle to respond?

my respond would be to filing impeachment charges against 0bama along with fraud, forgery and identity theft.

i would also level conspiracy to commit fraud at pelosi, reid, and the heads of the hawaiian dept of health

anything short would undermine the rule of law and the validity of the Constitution


15 posted on 06/15/2012 11:14:32 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: chris37

There’s no way the Senate would go along with it.


16 posted on 06/15/2012 11:25:53 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: Steelfish

“Why would Obama wish to break up so many families” should be the obvious response. After all, Democrats forcibly deported Elian Gonzales to a COMMUNIST country to reunite him with his dad.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 11:39:15 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: eekitsagreek
But is the GOP so tied to big business that the demand for cheap labor overrides the desire for enforcement of immigration laws?

The RINO Party needs to ensure that the Democrats hold enough power that they can present themselves as the only "viable" opposition. If the political center were to shift five points to the right, it would mildly bother the Democrats, but would decimate the RINO party. That's why the RINOs are so willing to let the Democrats steal votes--the better the Democrats do, the more effectively the RINO Party can hold conservatives at bay.

18 posted on 06/15/2012 11:43:56 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: Steelfish

Palin responded immediately WHEN ASKED BY POLITICO... SHE ANSWERED PROPERLY, FORCEFULLY AND CONSTITUTIONALLY. SARAH IS OUR DEFACTO LEADER... EVEN IF SHE NEVER RUNS FOR OFFICE. ONE VOICE... ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS... STOOD UP TO EVIL AND MADE GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE FOUNDERS SMILE... IT WAS NOT ANY ELECTED REPUBLICAN OR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE... IT WAS GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN.

LLS


19 posted on 06/16/2012 12:04:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
boner has not made a statement and he will not challenge obamao... he is a ball-less eunuch and an orange oompa loompa drone for the left.

LLS

20 posted on 06/16/2012 12:07:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: JerseyanExile

It does not matter... when it is the right thing to do... and it is... then you do it. obamao could not hold up under the rules of discovery and believe me... there is a lot of evil that would come to light... and the cameras will be there and they will be live.

LLS


21 posted on 06/16/2012 12:10:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Kellis91789

Don’t hold your breath...


22 posted on 06/16/2012 2:02:20 AM PDT by PauldArco
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To: Steelfish

http://www.newsmax.com/Advertise/Gingrich-Obama-immigration-gimmick/2012/06/15/id/442505


23 posted on 06/16/2012 2:17:12 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: Steelfish

If Romney picks Rubio as VP, Obama will win in a landslide.


24 posted on 06/16/2012 2:49:28 AM 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: Steelfish

This WP article was written from the White House. Journalism is a joke these days.


25 posted on 06/16/2012 3:06:56 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: Steelfish
This is not the first time nor will it be the last time ZERO has thrown our constitution under the bus. . . . .
We have LAWS and LAWS must be obeyed. A sheriff in AZ is trying to uphold the LAW and is getting shafted for upholding the LAW.
If the law is bad then get it changed according to OUR CONSTITUTION.
We don't have a King, only a King wanabe.
26 posted on 06/16/2012 3:20:25 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: Iron Munro
"If Romney picks Rubio as VP, Obama will win in a landslide.

I strongly disagree. No I don't want Rubio on the ticket. I want him to stay where he is. I live in FL.
I don't think ZERO could win in a landslide if he gave everybody $1M.
It WILL be a landslide however, just like when JIMMAH ran for a second term.

27 posted on 06/16/2012 3:32:38 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: chris37

Exactly.

The Immigration issue isn’t the issue here.

The issue is : “ Do we allow this man to take control of the Legislative Branch of Government through his dictates or do we enforce the Constitution of the United States.

Immigration is a minor problem copmpared to the dictatorial takeover of the United States Government.


28 posted on 06/16/2012 3:37:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish

How about this is totally unacceptable. How about we not only won’t support this but find it antithetical to what we hold dear. How about we intend to fight this with every ounce of our being and this is a direct assault on our nation, sovereignty, heritage and people.


29 posted on 06/16/2012 3:41:10 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Steelfish

Great,this really gives me confidence in our team. It just shows they agree with Obama and would make what he did permanent


30 posted on 06/16/2012 3:56:34 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Steelfish

Great,this really gives me confidence in our team. It just shows they agree with Obama and would make what he did permanent


31 posted on 06/16/2012 3:56:43 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Venturer

You are almost there in your observation.

He did this cause a crisis. He is trying really hard to instigate a Constitutional crisis and have it pour over into blood in the streets.

Once there...dictatorial takeover is much easier.

Too bad conservatives never learned how to deal with this kind of crisis.


32 posted on 06/16/2012 4:05:20 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: dandiegirl

If this were still early in the primary and PERRY had responded that way... Romney would have roasted him alive in the next debate.


33 posted on 06/16/2012 4:16:09 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: eekitsagreek
It's all because of what happened in California.

California was a solid GOP state until it had that ballot proposition regarding illegal aliens... then it went solid Democratic and never went back.

34 posted on 06/16/2012 4:19:16 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Steelfish

There’s a reason everything has been backfiring on Obama lately, and it’s because the liberal voting bloc is composed of disparate, juxtaposed groupings, and when one group is pandered to, other constituents perceive harm.

Imagine you’re one of the few legal immigrants who followed proper channels and became a naturalilzed US citizen. You can vote. Your brother crossed the border illegally a few years ago and brought two young children. Your brother’s kids, by virtue of Obama’s executive order, now qualify for the two year pass on being deported. Your brother, their father, can be sent back. The family can be broken up by attempting to take advantage of this new privilege. Yes, some can be “helped”, but others will see potential harm. Like all other liberal attempts at pandering, this particular pander has the dubious quality of being targeted and temporary, so it can become a net negative for Obama.

Then there are the blacks who will see this as a jobs issue that could end up harming them. Likewise the union rank and file.

Then there’s the state’s rights issue, which will begin to become part of the conversation soon, and, of course, that which many on this forum have pointed out as the most salient flaw in this edict-the fact that it is patently illegal and a brazen violation of the separation of powers.

Meanwhile, a pattern is emerging here such that those of us who have no dog in this particular fight could begin to ask the question “so what other laws might he decide to just pass, and will they do harm to me and my family?” It’s probably wishful thinking on my part, but maybe it will dawn on some liberals and independents soon that we’ve all just been disenfranchised.

Give it a little time, it’s all going to blow up in Obama’s face.


35 posted on 06/16/2012 4:20:57 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Steelfish
At this point Obama is so toasted it really doesn't matter WHAT he does or does not. Nor does it matter what What's His Name does or does not do. What's His Name is being pulled along by the tide against Obama - nothing will change that.
36 posted on 06/16/2012 4:52:34 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Steelfish
THIS WAS OPPORTUNITY FOR Mr. ROMNEYCARE TO STAND OUT AND PROVE HIS CONSERVATISM.

BUT it did not happen.

Instead, Mr. RomneyCARE represented again the FINEST DNC points.

TARP, RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE, DeathPanels,
More Illegals, No conservative spine,
Amnesty, Wall Street special deals,
Sharia, Special Deals, Vulture Corporatism.

Mr. RomneyCARE is EXACTLY like Obama.

.


37 posted on 06/16/2012 5:00:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish

Obama’s Immigration Decision.Another item that will cost him the election,the list grows.


38 posted on 06/16/2012 5:29:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: catfish1957

I’m sick to death of the racial politics being CONSTANTLY played by the socialist progressives. The ONLY response to the notion that conservatives are racist is:

The very instant that progressivism is deemed to be a ‘race’, then I will (proudly) be a racist. Until then, stop the politics of victimization. Stop pandering to the Jacksons, Sharptons, Wrights, and all the other race baiting opportunists whose only ticket to enter the public debate is the color of their skin.


39 posted on 06/16/2012 6:01:42 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Steelfish

The GOP, and MR in particular, should play this as an illegal exercise of power rather than an immigration issue. Make the commies defend it on legal grounds.


40 posted on 06/16/2012 6:10:44 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: DeaconRed
It WILL be a landslide however, just like when JIMMAH ran for a second term.

I pray you are right.


41 posted on 06/16/2012 6:24:11 AM 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: Steelfish
In Congress Democrats tried to pass the Dream act Amnesty for illegals. Republicans blocked it.We all worked hard and long to defeat this Dream act because it was Amnesty for illegals. Now this Marxist, Monster dictator Obama passes what was in the Dream act with a decree. Unbelievable.And the media is covering for it.
42 posted on 06/16/2012 6:25:01 AM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Steelfish

Not surprising since the Supreme Court is about to validate Arizona’s immigration law against the Obama regime...


43 posted on 06/16/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Iron Munro
"I pray you are right."

Don't pay any attention to the polls. I remember when JIMMAH was running at several times he was ahead of Reagan.
I am not a big fan of Romney, however I think he will get the country back on track.
I think enough people have had enough of the hope & change. He had absolutely no experience at running anything, and appointed people with ZERO experience.
I believe that if JIMMAH was running against ZERO JIMMAH would win. One reason we have so many young people that never knew JIMMAH and how BAD he really was. Remember mostly Liberals write history.

44 posted on 06/16/2012 7:29:26 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: eekitsagreek
Does the GOP really believe that not discussing illegal immigration will win them some votes from Hispanics?

Well, a surprisingly high number of GOP politicians don't actually believe in their own party's platform - so they are afraid it might scare away voters in their own districts if they talk about it too loudly.

45 posted on 06/16/2012 7:40:56 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: DeaconRed
I am not a big fan of Romney

I am a big fan of getting Obama out of office.

Romney is the nominee we have to work with to accomplish that.

I accept that even though he wasn't my first choice, I see him as 1,000 times better for the country than the usurper we now have.


46 posted on 06/16/2012 7:44:12 AM 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: JerseyanExile

Then let the democrat senate make the case for allowing a dictator to remain in the white house.


47 posted on 06/16/2012 7:45:43 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Steelfish

Had the Democrats REALLY wanted to fix the problem, they would have done it when they controlled the White House AND both Houses of Congress.

This move betrays the Democrats’ and Obama’s REAL view of illegal immigrants: they want to use Latinos and maniputlate them as a wedge political issue, not help them. If Latinos think about it, this move should really anger them, not win their support. They should now realize that Obama was blowing them smoke all along.


48 posted on 06/16/2012 8:09:12 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: EBH

I’m still betting on no election, but it might just be my tinhat . . . /sig


49 posted on 06/16/2012 8:35:37 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: Iron Munro
"I accept that even though he wasn't my first choice, I see him as 1,000 times better for the country than the usurper we now have."

We are on the exact same page.
I really do believe ZERO is toast.

50 posted on 06/16/2012 9:46:57 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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