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If Mitt Romney Won't Stand Up For Himself, Why Should We Stand Up For Him?
The Daily Caller ^ | July 25, 2012 | Justin Green

Posted on 07/26/2012 8:00:37 AM PDT by Tau Food

Republicans are kidding themselves if they believe Mitt Romney, at least his current iteration, can win the election merely by attacking Barack Obama. Given Romney’s lack of conservative principles, perhaps that is for the best.

Who is Mitt Romney? What does he believe? Where are his core principles?

There is no need to seek penitence if you don’t know the answer to the preceding questions. After all, no one could provide a consistent answer. Romney was for gun control before he was the NRA’s proudest supporter, for health care reform before he championed the repeal of Romneycare (excuse me, Obamacare), for gay rights before he decided marriage was between a man and a woman, a fierce defender of abortion rights before he became the chief opponent of Roe v. Wade, and, well, you get the picture. (It seems Romney learned a lot from his fellow Massachusetts resident, John Kerry.)

Romney is a principled defender of things he finds incredibly important, until he discards those principles the moment the weather vane changes direction.

Eric Fehrnstrom (Romney’s chief campaign adviser) was speaking the truth this spring when he declared the Romney campaign would shake itself up like an Etch-A-Sketch after the Republican primary ended. But Fehrnstrom wasn’t telling the entire truth.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chosenloserromney; dnc4romney; obama4romney; rinoromney; romney; vapidromney; weakromney; whereisromney
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Will the blind faith of Romney's liberal base be enough for him to compete in November?
1 posted on 07/26/2012 8:00:41 AM PDT by Tau Food
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To: Tau Food

The left is doing everything in their power to discourage and suppress the vote. It’s high time that this kind of hit piece be exposed for what it is.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 8:03:20 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Tau Food
Those who troll only be an irritant.
3 posted on 07/26/2012 8:07:28 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Steamburg

Is it a hit piece if it tells the truth? The only stretching of the truth I find in the article is in Romney’s favor, not against him.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Tau Food

5 posted on 07/26/2012 8:13:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Ingtar

Sure it’s a hit piece and a lie as well. I have seen Romney s ads and in them he speaks of jobs creation, education, thee spirit of America (a tribute to Reagan), etc. All positve things.

The article implies all Romney is doing is attacking Obama and while he is doing some of that as he MUST it is not by far all he is doing.

Attack ads are all Obama is doing oth.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: Tau Food

Even if all other things are equal Romney will be business friendly. And thats reason enough to vote for him.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tau Food

I am pretty sure Romney is not a Communist. If you want a Communist for president, again, don’t vote for Romney. If you don’t want a communist s the last elected President, then cut the petty whining and vote for Romney, warts and all. Otherwise, welcome to The Soviet Colony of America.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 8:14:11 AM PDT by kentramsay
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To: Tau Food

I watched Romney being interviewed on NBC last night. He was asked about releasing more tax records. When he declined, NBC asked if his denial raised the appearance of improper activity. Romney dropped the ball by not asking in response if that applied to Obama’s college records.


9 posted on 07/26/2012 8:15:26 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Tau Food
Na na na na na! Begone, Romney challenger! All who stray from the GOP Establishment's pick shall be shunned!


10 posted on 07/26/2012 8:15:43 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Tau Food

Yada....yada....yada.....blah....blah...blah.... All of these Romney hate pieces begin to sound the same after a while. We get it, you want him to lose.


11 posted on 07/26/2012 8:19:06 AM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: kentramsay
I am pretty sure Romney is not a Communist.

Okay, you will be voting for Romney because you're "pretty sure Romney is not a Communist."

12 posted on 07/26/2012 8:19:17 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Steamburg
It’s high time that this kind of hit piece be exposed for what it is.

I agree with you. The title of this article might as well be "Don't Vote For Romney. Vote For Obama."

13 posted on 07/26/2012 8:19:17 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Tau Food
“We are losing our country to godless socialism and what does the GOP do? Run an abortionist/homosexualist statist whose socialist RomneyCare program was the blueprint and impetus for ObamaCare! Screw that!! I’ll vote for the GOP’s candidate for the presidency when they run a CONSERVATIVE!! Otherwise, to hell with them!! The GOP is fast cementing their place as part of the problem! Wake up America!!”

No I will not vote for an abortionist for president. Period. It’s no secret. I’ve been posting that I will not vote for Rudy/Romney abortionist for many years.

Welcome to Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!

Romney does not qualify on any count!

14 posted on 07/26/2012 8:21:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Free people, when presented only with evil choices, create other choices.(EternalVigilance))
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To: Steamburg
It’s high time that this kind of hit piece be exposed for what it is.

The truth?
What's wrong with the truth?

15 posted on 07/26/2012 8:21:54 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: aimhigh
Romney dropped the ball by not asking in response if that applied to Obama’s college records.

Bingo! That would have been a powerful counter-move. Why won't Romney bring up Obama's college records? Why didn't McCain mention them?

16 posted on 07/26/2012 8:22:44 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Graybeard58
“We are losing our country to godless socialism and what does the GOP do? Run an abortionist/homosexualist statist whose socialist RomneyCare program was the blueprint and impetus for ObamaCare! Screw that!! I’ll vote for the GOP’s candidate for the presidency when they run a CONSERVATIVE!! Otherwise, to hell with them!! The GOP is fast cementing their place as part of the problem! Wake up America!!”

No I will not vote for an abortionist for president. Period. It’s no secret. I’ve been posting that I will not vote for Rudy/Romney abortionist for many years.

Welcome to Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!

Romney does not qualify on any count!

(Jim Robinson)

17 posted on 07/26/2012 8:23:31 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Free people, when presented only with evil choices, create other choices.(EternalVigilance))
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To: Tau Food

WTF are you talking about. And WTF is this article talking about?

Anyone of you idiots listen to his VFW speech the other day?

He can scream and yell all he wants, yet, when the MSNM will not ever cover him.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 8:24:22 AM PDT by crz
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To: Tau Food

Romney gains simply by being the unObama. That is how lousy Barack is.


19 posted on 07/26/2012 8:25:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Tau Food
Okay, you will be voting for Romney because you're "pretty sure Romney is not a Communist."

Post of the Day.

20 posted on 07/26/2012 8:25:51 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tau Food
He seems to be running a pretty good campaign right now. His ads are hitting the mark, his speeches are actually pretty inspiring, and I his campaign is well-disciplined.

Just another hit-piece from the Flag-burning media trying to suppress the vote..and it won't work. People will be crawling over broken glass to vote Republican in November, while it'll take a few boxes of wine and Kool cigarettes to get Democrats on the MB Church buses to go to the polls.

21 posted on 07/26/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Tau Food

MORE ROMNEY BASHING ?


22 posted on 07/26/2012 8:28:06 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Tau Food

Good post. Good issue. Romney-the-weak-CHOSEN-LOSER
will soon hide overseas.

EVERY IMPORTANT ISSUE IS TIMELY IGNORED by
Mr. ROMNEYCARE-the-Weak. Every one.


23 posted on 07/26/2012 8:31:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steamburg
So far Romney has done quite a bit to discourage and suppress real Republican voters.

No one knows what this guy is for other than that he's not Obama.

He's even lost Governor Walker in Wisconsin

24 posted on 07/26/2012 8:31:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

What is Mr. RomneyCARE for?

1. RomneyCARE for all.

2. Mr.RomneyCARE is on HIS KNEES to STATISM,
governmental control in medicine, TARP, Sharia,
global warming, the UN, gun control,
the 911 Victory mosque, and his insane notion that
Hezbollah should get RomneyCARE.

3. Mr. RomneyCARE’s BELIEF that HE
is more important than Constitutions (he already
overruled one) and the Truth (they don’t call him
Etch-a-Sketch for nothing) is the real issue.


25 posted on 07/26/2012 8:34:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes

Romney himself is acting and speaking as though he wants to lose. What are YOU going to do about THAT?


26 posted on 07/26/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: aimhigh
I think ROmney is wise not to bring up Obama’s educational records. Let others do that for now. We all know why Obama doesn't want to release those records and we all know that someone like Romney, who earned his good grades and his admission to HBS, will be reviled by Dems and many Independents if he brings the issue up. It's irrational, but Romney's touching the issue of Obama’s school records could rally Obama’s base, as well as sway independents against Romney.
27 posted on 07/26/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Tau Food

Romney is scoring points against Obama, so what do they do? They complain about him addressing Obama’s record.

I admit, it must be a real drag to have to try to support the Resident’s actions.


28 posted on 07/26/2012 8:36:31 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Tau Food
So what is this writer's point? He says his sainted conservative Republican grandfather would sit this one out. Is he suggesting that all good conservatives should do the same?

Like it or not, the person who will take the oath of office as President of the United States next January will be either Barack Hussein Obama or Willard Mitt Romney. Deal with it.

Am I happy about that choice? No. Was Romney my first choice? Hell, no.

Whatever Romney is, he's NOT Barack Obama. Wherever Romney fits on the political spectrum, it's to the right of Obama. While we may not know exactly where Romney will stand on any issue in the future, we do know EXACTLY what position Obama will take.

Go ahead. Sit this one out like this author suggests. Give Obama another four years to put more "wise latinas" on the Supreme Court, to sign UN treaties to take away our sovereignty, to craft executive orders to bypass our laws, to keep our borders open to illegals, to leak secrets to our enemies, to undermine Israel, to let Iran get nuclear weapons, and to spend more than a trillion dollars that we have to borrow from the Chinese each and every year with no end in sight.

Yeah, that'll show 'em!

29 posted on 07/26/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
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To: dalebert
MORE ROMNEY BASHING ?

Romney has been getting bashed by conservatives for a long time.

The question I raise is whether Romney's liberal base will just support him because of blind faith or will they demand that he become specific about his current beliefs. If he loses his liberal base, who will be left to support him?

30 posted on 07/26/2012 8:37:42 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

FRiend, if Mr. Romney ACTUALLY spoke up,
then no one would complain.

THEN, he would not be in the unseemly position
of having his wife and sons defend him, as he
hides, and now will hide overseas.

FAST AND FURIOUS — ROMMNEY IS ABSENT
DNC PASSES IDIOTIC BILLS — ROMNEY IS ABSENT
UN “TREATIES” NEARBY — ROMNEY IS ABSENT

Get it together, FRiend, THAT IS HIS MO.
and then he screws you.


31 posted on 07/26/2012 8:39:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: utahagen

Yes - I am pretty sure Romney is not a Communist so I will vote for him. Obama is a Communist so I will not vote for him. Now, to all of you with the anti-Romney screeds, tell me what your brilliant plan is. And, tell me how that plan will help or not help prevent the Communist Obama from winning. You can start typing Now.


32 posted on 07/26/2012 8:39:32 AM PDT by kentramsay
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To: Tau Food

You have that right. Now, what do you plan to do to prevent the Communist from becoming President again? Hopefully this question is not over your head.


33 posted on 07/26/2012 8:40:59 AM PDT by kentramsay
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To: muawiyah

Let’s all write in Palin! That’ll show ‘em. And when BO gets re-elected let’s complain some more about how the country is going Marxist and scream from the nearest mountain how we didn’t vote for Romney on ‘principles’.

The GOP is dead no matter how you slice it. It started with Bush I.

If one is willing to let the country rot from the inside out just prevent the party from going RINO, they are too late.

Vote for the strongest conservative for sure in local and Congressional elections, but to sit out the most important election in our lifetime to stand on ‘princples’ that will be sliced and diced if BO gets another four years seems self depricating.

Don’t like Romney that much, but I really don’t like BO so if that’s the bent I have to vote on, so be it.


34 posted on 07/26/2012 8:43:07 AM PDT by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: TexasCajun
The concept is good, the implementation is impossible. Romney given a GOP controlled Congress will simply make the country more socialist. (See G. Bush with a GOP Congress). Definitely need the GOP to control Congress but NOT with Romney as President, Romney is a socialist (like Bush). So he is no better than the current Marxist occupant of the White House. Best thing to do is 3rd party at the top of the ticket and GOP down ballot. Deny Obama a mandate and hope the House and Senate can keep him in check.

Conservatives getting rolled by the GOPe time and time again has to stop. "If not now then when?"

Who knows a 3rd party candidate might get a little traction and be a real factor in the election. But one thing is for sure the conservatives need to be in open rebellion over their "2 party system" that is in fact 1 party with two wings, socialist/Marxist. I am off the plantation.

The only argument that used to slightly convincing was Supreme Court appointments argument, well John Roberts nullified the voting GOPe for good court appointments arguments. Now there is absolutely no reason to vote GOPe, ever.

35 posted on 07/26/2012 8:44:42 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: rmh47
Good post.

Let me add one more thing to your four-more-years-of-Obama list: more time for Obama to destroy American companies, especially the small companies.

Romney has many, many faults. But I really don't think he want to destroy what's left of America's small companies.

36 posted on 07/26/2012 8:46:00 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Diogenesis
Diogenesis, Romney has no need to defend himself; he has his acolytes to fight his battles for him.

What he does lack, however, are musicians to follow him around and compose paeans like the ones following Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave...


37 posted on 07/26/2012 8:47:26 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java

"That's my theme music. Every good hero should have some. "

38 posted on 07/26/2012 8:51:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: kentramsay
I will be voting for Tom Hoefling this year. And, I will be proud of my vote.

I hope that you can find a candidate that you can be proud to support. If you find yourself badmouthing your own candidate, look around for another one. You deserve to be proud of your vote.

And, trust God.

39 posted on 07/26/2012 8:54:54 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: central_va

I won’t be voting for Romney, because he isn’t even close to what I want in a presidential candidate from my party.

That being said, this appears to be a hit piece on Romney to the exclusion of Obama.

Yes, Romney is bad, but if you’ve got two guys like Obama and Romney running, would you chose to focus on Romney with the wealth of information out there about Obama?

This article smells like rotten carp.

They don’t even like it that Romney is focusing on Obama’s record.

We were pissed when McCain didn’t address Obama’s record. Now Romney does, and this guy is angry about that.

I happen to think Romney stinks. I’m not going to vote for him. I’ll be damned if I’m going to try to talk everyone out of it that can stomach voting for him.

We either get a Resident or a President out of this election. One of these two guys won’t go overseas and bad mouth the United States every time. One of these two guys will help to grow jobs in the United States. One of these two guys will help grow the economy.

This time around, I will probably have to settle for that.

I may not like Romney, and in fact I can’t hold my nose and vote for him. None the less, the time for talking him down is over. I may not want Romney, but at least I can tolerate it. That’s more than I can say for the Resident.


40 posted on 07/26/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Tau Food

What a stupid, useless post.


41 posted on 07/26/2012 8:59:19 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: COBOL2Java; dfwgator

42 posted on 07/26/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Tau Food

Good plan. I am sure you are confident that Tom Hoefling will defeat Obama. By the way, when your 401K is seized next year, and the national security forces visit your home to confirm the propriety of your views, please mention to the that you voted for Tom Hoefling. Since they will have never heard of him you will be deemed a friend of the State, who helped elect our Supreme Leader.


43 posted on 07/26/2012 9:01:19 AM PDT by kentramsay
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To: DoughtyOne
That would be: Res_ _dent.


44 posted on 07/26/2012 9:02:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Graybeard58

I get it. You want obama instead of Romney. So in your mind obama qualifies.


45 posted on 07/26/2012 9:03:34 AM PDT by Cannon6
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To: DoughtyOne

Something tells me this plan does not help keep Obama, the Communist, from finalizing his plan to dismantle America. I think you should stay after school and beat the erasers until you can present a better plan to the class.


46 posted on 07/26/2012 9:03:50 AM PDT by kentramsay
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To: Diogenesis

LOL, good one...


47 posted on 07/26/2012 9:04:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: kentramsay

ABO’s and ABR’s can unite to send this message by doing the following. In all the states that Romney can win, vote for him. In all the states where he has no chance to win (the West Coast, the Northeast, ect.), vote Republican all the way down the ticket except for President where we vote for whomever each of us thinks is a true conservative. This will also serve as a primary of sorts to tell the people who we think should run, to run.

Romney can win the election this way in the Electoral College, but lose by a landslide in the Popular Vote. Our uniting this way will hold Mitt’s feet to the fire, show the GOP-e we mean business and that their days may be numbered, AND prove to ourselves, True Conservatives, that we do have a voice and together we are loud enough to be heard all the way to the White House!

UNITED WE STAND – DIVIDED WE FALL


48 posted on 07/26/2012 9:07:11 AM PDT by bestiq
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To: kentramsay

The voters will decide who wins this year. I will be voting for the man I think is most qualified. You will not be ashamed of your vote if you believe in your candidate.


49 posted on 07/26/2012 9:08:13 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: kentramsay

Well teach, I think you’d make your point better by stating what your course of action is, rather than being less than specific about what it is exactly that you disagree with in my post.


50 posted on 07/26/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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