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Romney Defends Obama at Ohio Town Hall
ksfo560.com ^ | July 18, 2012

Posted on 07/18/2012 2:24:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(BOWLING GREEN, Ohio) -- Back in May, Mitt Romney was criticized for not immediately rebuking a woman at a town hall who said President Obama “should be tried for treason” with democrats saying he stood “silently” during attacks on the president.

But Wednesday, during a town hall in the battleground state of Ohio, Romney didn’t miss a beat when one woman referred to Obama as a job-killing “monster.”

The woman, who did not identify herself to the crowd more than saying she is an “angry mom,” was telling Romney about her son’s struggling business and said, “He’s had to lay off people and he may have to close some stores and it’s all because of what this monster has done to this country.”

As the crowd laughed and began to applause, Romney jumped in, “That’s not a term I would use.”

Romney later added that the woman had “every right to be angry.”

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1 posted on 07/18/2012 2:25:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How to lose..


2 posted on 07/18/2012 2:26:38 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How to lose..


3 posted on 07/18/2012 2:27:02 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney - Loser.

Why the heck did the GOP-e choose this guy?


4 posted on 07/18/2012 2:27:32 PM PDT by livius
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To: Col Frank Slade

http://www.iwantyourmoney.net/

Excellent Documentary

I just watched it on Netflix instant!


5 posted on 07/18/2012 2:27:32 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

6 posted on 07/18/2012 2:28:16 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is he going to tell us that we “...have nothing to fear from an Obama second term”?


7 posted on 07/18/2012 2:28:28 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCain also didn’t want to hear a disparaging word about Obama during Q&A sessions in 2008. IIRC he rebuked several who tried to tell him the truth about the anointed one.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 2:29:31 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s such a wuss.....


9 posted on 07/18/2012 2:29:41 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

““He’s had to lay off people and he may have to close some stores...”

Romney has done that himself. It is why so many believe his history at Bain, his skills as a businessman, would benefit the U.S. if he were President.

So, Romney can hardly go on record criticizing BHO2 on this issue when he himself has made the decision to kill off a failing business. There were a few of those at Bain.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SSDD

Romney: "Obama was born in the United States"

Romney: "Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate"

Romney: "The citizenship test has been passed"


“White House Quotes Romney in Defense of Health Care”



Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."

11 posted on 07/18/2012 2:31:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama is whipping up anger to motivate votes. Romney pacifies, minimizes the danger our country is in and the pain of O’s policies. He needs to fight for our country.
12 posted on 07/18/2012 2:32:19 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This approach is not going to buy him even a scintilla of fairness or civility from the other side. Not a single particle.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 2:34:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Diogenesis

Never mind!


14 posted on 07/18/2012 2:37:53 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Referring to the term "monster", as a candidate for the highest office in the world Romney reasonably says, "that's not a term that I would use."

And that equates to "Romney defends 0bama?" Srsly?

Romney was my last choice (maybe 2nd last to LRon) in the primary, but is this an example of the intellectual honesty of conservatives?

15 posted on 07/18/2012 2:38:45 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: opentalk

Nope. The scary pol loses the women’s vote.


16 posted on 07/18/2012 2:39:33 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll probably be in the minority on this, but he did the right thing.

It’s one of those d*mned if you do, d*mned if you don’t situations. If he hadn’t addressed her characterization of Obama, he would have been criticized. And all he said was, “That isn’t a term I wouldn’t have used.” Or something like that. it was mild.


17 posted on 07/18/2012 2:42:43 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“As the crowd laughed and began to applause, Romney jumped in, “That’s not a term I would use.””

That is the “defense”??

Jesus! Some of you people are so damn desperate to use that Romney = “wants to lose narrative” to death, you are starting to make yourselves sound like total cartoons.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 2:42:53 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama’s Records

1. Occidental
College records….SEALED

2. Columbia College records….SEALED

3. Columbia Thesis paper….SEALED

4. Harvard College records….SEALED

5. Selective Service Registration….SEALED (but with known fraudulent dates)

6. Uses SSN from the State of Connecticut
even though was never a resident of the state….HOW?
SEALED

7. Medical records….SEALED

8. Illinois State Senate schedule….SEALED

9. Illinois State Senate records….SEALED

10. Law practice client list….SEALED

11. Certified copy of original Birth
Certificate….SEALED

12. Signed Embossed paper Certificate of
Birth….SEALED

13. Baptism record….SEALED

14. He and Michelle Obama returned law permit to
Illinois in 1993 and no longer can practice law, why? SEALED

15. Law School and ACT Test scores….SEALED

16. Why did he get “Foreign Student Grand Aid” as
a student? SEALED

17. How could he travel for weeks with his beau to
Pakistan in 1981. SEALED

18. On what
passports did he leave US to see Grandma Obama and on which ones did he get
into Pakistan? PASSPORTS SEALED.

18. How were the
tens of thousands dollars for College Years funded?
SEALED

19. The
adoption records of Barry Soetoro?
SEALED

20. At Chicago, what did part-time Lecturer Obama
write, such as a path-breaking legal article or a book on jurisprudence that
warranted a rare full tenure offer? (and has such offer ever been extended to others
of like stature? … SEALED
21. Custom Records for week of Obamas birth? MISSING

21. Why did he
apply for a loan as Harrison J Bounel?

No one knows who Obama is; the Media never vetted him and
his supporters have spent millions preventing any release of the above. What little has been presented have proven to
be photo shopped frauds.

And even worse:
The media knows this and have been culpable accessories. The Reporters who should be rabid supporters
of Truth and Freedom of Press have surrendered their craft to an illusion. It appears our Constitution no longer applies
to anyone in government. Obama and the
Media have are blatantly lying to us.

19 posted on 07/18/2012 2:43:06 PM PDT by Warrior Nurse (I am an American Fighting Man, fighting to keep our country free from despots and idiots)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The McCain way is the GOP way.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 2:43:59 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Romney chose not to repeat the “monster” label out of caution not to appear ‘racist’. I see that as prudence and maintaining a level of decorum as a would be President. Would Reagan call another President a “monster”? Doubtful. “Satan” or “The Anti-Christ” would be more fitting.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 2:44:27 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: proud American in Canada; All

quoting myself: “That isn’t a term I wouldn’t have used.”
_____________________________________________________

Oh boy. Talk about your Freudian slips! LOL.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 2:45:16 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“but is this an example of the intellectual honesty of conservatives?”

For many on this site, yes it is. The absurdity of some of the anti Romney vitriol on threads like this is mind boggling. People can choose not to vote for him of course. That is their right. And there are a lot of things to legitimately disagree with him about but stuff like this is just ridiculous.


23 posted on 07/18/2012 2:45:57 PM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No big deal, now they have to talk about how the woman feels and not what Romney didnt do


24 posted on 07/18/2012 2:46:46 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Misleading title.


25 posted on 07/18/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Romney was my last choice (maybe 2nd last to LRon) in the primary, but is this an example of the intellectual honesty of conservatives”

I totally agree with you.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 2:47:35 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Oh yeah! Boy, this is that tough no-holds-barred Mittens that we've heard so much about these last 48 hours or so.

You go get’em, Mitty Milquetoast! What a fighter!

27 posted on 07/18/2012 2:48:13 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lame.


28 posted on 07/18/2012 2:48:16 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rick Santorum: “With Santorum’s endorsement, Romney . . .”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/rick-santorum-endorses-mitt-romney/2012/05/07/gIQAOglU9T_blog.html

Newt Gingrich: “He also urged conservatives to rally behind Romney as a better alternative than Obama.”

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0502/Gingrich-exits-race-endorses-Romney

Michelle Bachman: “I’m honored to announce that today, I am endorsing Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States, a man who will preserve the American dream of prosperity and liberty,” she said in a statement released this afternoon. “On November 6th, the only option is Mitt Romney for President.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/michele-bachmann-to-endorse-mitt-romney/2012/05/03/gIQABrSwyT_blog.html

Herman Cain: “We as conservatives know that in order to win, we have got to rally around our nominee,” Cain said. “It is clear that Governor Mitt Romney is going to be our nominee, so I wanted to formally endorse him today.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/05/herman-cain-endorses-romney-expects-to-campaign-with-him/257292/

Rick Perry: “Today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for president and pledge to him, my constituents and the Republican Party than I will continue to work hard to help defeat President Obama,” Perry said in a statement issued Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/25/perry-endorses-romney-for-president/#ixzz20yn8iMoB

Other notables:

Sarah Palin: Anyone but Obama. “There is too much bickering in the GOP. We must be focused on the main thing: Replace Barack Obama in 2012.”

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1485700048001/palin-anybody-but-obama/

Chris Christie: Christie, at a news conference in Hanover, N.H., described the endorsement as an “easy decision.” He cited Romney’s experience in the private and public sectors, saying he “brings the best of both” to the job.
“America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney’s the man we need to lead America and we need him now,” Christie said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/11/christie-to-endorse-romney-for-president/#ixzz20ynuoKCA

Tom Coburn, Senator from Oklahoma who was voted by Conservative.org as 100% conservative: “I’m proud to support Romney because he is a leader,” continued Coburn. “What Romney has done in his 25 years in the private sector is precisely what we need a president to do in Washington.”

http://conservative.org/ratings/ratingsarchive/2011/senatestandouts.pdf

If you want to denigrate the GOP choice—okay—but you also need to denigrate the names listed above.

Remember, loose lips sink ships. Some of you are doing more to get Obama elected than to advance a conservative cause. As Bob Newhart would say, “STOP IT.”


29 posted on 07/18/2012 2:48:19 PM PDT by Justice4awe
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To: WatchOutForSnakes

Thanks for the reply. Keeping up with thread, this opinion is not as lonely as I expected it to be when first posting.


30 posted on 07/18/2012 2:48:58 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

i agree...he then tells the woman she has a right to be angry....


31 posted on 07/18/2012 2:50:04 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: JmyBryan
Repeat of Mccain. Romney plays defense against the propaganda. Makes him look weak.

When he went and did a speech in front of Solynda, I thought maybe he was going to start and lead the message. It didn't last.

32 posted on 07/18/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Free ThinkerNY; P-Marlowe; Yashcheritsiy

Lady: “Obama a Job killing monster”

Romney: “That’s not a term I would use.”

He has such good timing.

McCain said they can’t call him: Barack Hussein Obama....no husseins allowed.

I smell the McCain Campaign.


33 posted on 07/18/2012 2:51:42 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgSPaXgAdzE


34 posted on 07/18/2012 2:55:29 PM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: Servant of the Cross

A lot of people here have fallen into a pack mentality. It’s cool to ridicule and call Romney every name under the sun. It makes them one of the cool kids. I honestly don’t know what the agenda is but this may be the most important election we’ve ever faced and they are playing a very dangerous game.


35 posted on 07/18/2012 2:57:43 PM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s why the Mittens will lose in 2012. Dems bash the opponent while the GOP utters in polite disagreement.


36 posted on 07/18/2012 3:01:27 PM PDT by patriciamary (9)
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To: livius

To destroy what was left of the conservative base...

He was the perfect weapon as we can see here at FR.


37 posted on 07/18/2012 3:02:36 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As the crowd laughed and began to applause, Romney jumped in, “That’s not a term I would use.”


38 posted on 07/18/2012 3:05:01 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes

You are mistaken.
The criticisms are about ... Mr. RomneyCARE’s behavior.

It appears that you don’t like criticism of YOUR Master,
the author of ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE/DeathPANELS
and GOPeBackstabbing. But these are valid criticism
because, frankly, there is not an iota of conservatism.

And YOU don’t like the criticism that YOUR Master
incredibly actually defends Obama (the Tyrant) repeatedly,
and that he is so weak that Romney needs his wife
to defend himself. [it does not look good, actually].

Food for thought:
If only Obama was a conservative, Mr. RomneyCARE
would be all over him like a boa constrictor on a rat.


39 posted on 07/18/2012 3:05:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hate this weeny crap. Mitt, Obama sucks! Yell it from the roof tops!!!!


40 posted on 07/18/2012 3:05:42 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan McRomney. Intent on not winning.


41 posted on 07/18/2012 3:05:42 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

romney was right, he’s not a monster. romney could have said obama is an communist America hating closet muslim


42 posted on 07/18/2012 3:06:03 PM PDT by Jeff Vader (voting for romney, would much rather have Sarah Palin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one’s teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one’s neck. The Hate had started.”

Man I hate Romney! Instead of saying, “I’m not sure I’d call him that (a “monster”?) why couldn’t he say “I’d call him a lot worse!”

Why can’t Mitt be spiteful, petty, vindictive and smallminded, like someone I hate even more than him: Obama, so I can feel better about myself.

Romney’s a Mormon, he was the governor of a lieberal state California—I mean, Massachusetts—he’s got too many damn kids, makes too much money and can’t be trusted.

He can’t be trusted any more than Obama!

If I saw Obama on top of my sister, and Romney was pulling him off, why—I think I’d beat the tar out of both of them!

We **hates** him my Precious—HATE!—my mouse and me hate that dirty, fat, stupid Romney. He’s a bad man, very bad, grrrrrrr! He’s just not good enough, he’s the representative of a political party, just another politician, but he’s a Republican in name only.

He’s as bad as Obama ..... Probably worse! While we can’t be sure, to be safe let’s let the hate wash over us. Carry on .....


43 posted on 07/18/2012 3:09:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am NOT a Romney guy, but that headline is ridiculous. What Romney said was hardly defending Obama.


44 posted on 07/18/2012 3:11:17 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: tumblindice

Don’t quit your day job.


45 posted on 07/18/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney made a comment to a supporter that he wouldn't use the term 'monster' to describe Obama. Big whoop. He has some class and doesn't want to get into name-calling which turns most people off. Of course conservatives would prefer Romney talk about Obama the way we do but that won't happen. He is running for president, not trying to be the toughest guy on the internet.

Some of those who spend their time on FR bashing Romney and making endless comparisons to McCain may think they are principled beyond compare but all they're doing is tearing down the one and only possibility we have of getting Obama out of office. Ronald Reagan was occasionally blunt but didn't try to eviscerate the hapless Jimmy Carter and Romney, although far, far from being like Reagan, doesn't have to go ballistic in attacking Obama and start calling him names like some internet 'tough guy' writing anonymously and thus, with no accountability.

Romney just needs to keep the focus on the economy, where Obama is totally vulnerable, and not allow the Obama team to define him. Name-calling won't accomplish that.

46 posted on 07/18/2012 3:12:01 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: xzins

47 posted on 07/18/2012 3:13:14 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes

Watchout,

I don’t even read the stuff anymore from these (to us a Greek word) idiotes. Everyone they have supported now supports Romney, so they are showing their hand. They are wanting attention. I just don’t read anything they write.

I’ve heard enough to know that I don’t want Obama in the WH for another term. They are fighting for him to be in so they can belly ache for the next four years. Others are fighting for the soul of the nation.


48 posted on 07/18/2012 3:14:29 PM PDT by Justice4awe
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To: Jim Scott

Very well said.


49 posted on 07/18/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: Justice4awe

Also very well said.


50 posted on 07/18/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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