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WELL DONE, MITT! As Governor Of Mass, Romney Banned The Assault Weapon Used In The Colorado Massacre
Business Insider ^ | Jul. 23, 2012, 10:26 AM | Henry Blodget

Posted on 07/29/2012 3:21:27 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

In 2004, as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney banned the sale of assault weapons like the one used to spray 50-60 bullets a minute in the Colorado massacre.

On FOX News, Romney explained his position as follows:

"I believe the people should have the right to bear arms, but I don’t believe that we have to have assault weapons as part of our personal arsenal."

That seems like a perfectly reasonable position, no?

(Seriously: Do we really need to be able to buy and own these things? Is that really in the best interests of our society? Really?)

Unfortunately, in the intervening years, Romney has flip-flopped and now supports the sale of assault weapons like the one used in the Colorado massacre.

But the families of those who were shot and killed in the theater can presumably take some comfort from the fact that Romney was against these guns before he was for them.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-bans-assault-weapons-2012-7#ixzz223KrTavh

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And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
 
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 07/29/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

It would seem our so-called conservative media refuses to provide a full and complete airing of Mitt Romney’s record because he is the presumptive GOP Nominee.

What we are left with is ammunition that the Left-wing media will be only too happy to use against both Mitt Romney and the GOP.


2 posted on 07/29/2012 3:24:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .

I still wont vote for the scum bag now in the WH,sorry


3 posted on 07/29/2012 3:26:13 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs
I still wont vote for the scum bag now in the WH,sorry

Wake me up when you quit slandering those who refuse to vote for Mitt and quit with the DU tactics.
4 posted on 07/29/2012 3:27:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Excellent quotes, all exactly on point of the problem, specifically the direction of the US is towards less freedom and the only thing under discussion is the speed at which we will arrive at the goal of the lib-progs.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 3:27:54 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I have yet to see any weapon commit an assault on anyone or thing..

I have seen them used by HUMANS to commit assaults though.

Take a weapon away from those intent on using them in the wrong way and they will simply find a new weapon to use.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 3:30:01 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: t1b8zs

So vote for Zero. At least he is a Socialist course he won’t tell you that. Zero will try to edict gun from existence and say he won’t do that....


7 posted on 07/29/2012 3:30:08 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: SoConPubbie

The victims in CO weren’t shot with an assault weapon. The AR 15 is just a semi-auto rifle.


8 posted on 07/29/2012 3:30:37 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: SoConPubbie

And he’ll do it again. Has already signaled his intent.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 3:31:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

(Seriously: Do we really need to be able to buy and own these things? Is that really in the best interests of our society? Really?)

why yes... yes we do. If they are good enough for a tyrannical government they are good enough for the people.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 3:31:46 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Obama and the Democrats and Socialists are all grateful for your efforts!
11 posted on 07/29/2012 3:32:31 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: SoConPubbie

whoa,ID the slanderous content.
sorry but a no vote or independent vote is a vote for the fraud in the WH


12 posted on 07/29/2012 3:33:03 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: SoConPubbie

whoa,ID the slanderous content.
sorry but a no vote or independent vote is a vote for the fraud in the WH


13 posted on 07/29/2012 3:33:07 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: cableguymn
I have yet to see any weapon commit an assault on anyone or thing..

Yup, but Mitt apparently agrees with the left-wing that you and I don't need "Scary-looking" "Assault" weapons.

Mitt apparently also disagrees with the idea tha the 2nd Amendment was put their to protect the rights of the OWNERS of the Government to take the government back if it is no longer listening.

Or, in other words, that the 2nd Amendment was meant to put the fear of the citizens in the minds of the those in the Government.
14 posted on 07/29/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: t1b8zs; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
sorry but a no vote or independent vote is a vote for the fraud in the WH

Sorry, but that right there is the slander, and you full well know it.
15 posted on 07/29/2012 3:34:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie; VinL; ex-snook; sport; INVAR; ejonesie22; PieterCasparzen; Colonel_Flagg; Washi; ...

Ping to Romney Real Record Post!


16 posted on 07/29/2012 3:35:50 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I am voting Obama OUT! We’ll deal with Mitt next. Leave Obama in and reap the wirlwind. He has no respect for the Constitution or the power of any other arm of government or the people. Mitt at the very least does. We cannot win this all at once. The history of this great experiment known as the USA teaches us that that all change is slow. Like turning the Titanic. Mitt is maybe 40% better. The 40% will turn the Titanic away from the iceburg and give us a chance. Putting Obama in again is like setting off a collective nuke.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 3:37:15 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: SoConPubbie

Mitt steps in his record again. Now he’s got it all over his suit.

Thanks for the ping.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 3:38:20 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Kansas58
Obama and the Democrats and Socialists are all grateful for your efforts!

Are you really supporting that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal Mitt Romney?


19 posted on 07/29/2012 3:38:36 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

A Romney win pretty much assures a GOP takeover of the Senate.

Bashing Romney actually hurts our chances for a GOP takeover of the Senate.

Coat Tails MATTER, UNIFIED CAMPAIGNS Matter!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/29/road-to-white-house-will-determine-senate-control


20 posted on 07/29/2012 3:38:35 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: tallyhoe

did you even read my comment?Where does it indicate I would vote for Obama,geshhh.
I dont give a crap what Romney would do, I want Obama out of the White House.He is a fraud and should never have been put there.
I would even vote for you.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 3:38:39 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs

My vote for someone other than the abortionist/homosexualist, gun grabbing, big government statists Obama or Romney is a vote for Life and liberty!!


22 posted on 07/29/2012 3:40:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: liberty or death
I am voting Obama OUT! We’ll deal with Mitt next.

No you won't, and neither will anyone else.

Pretend all you want or hope all you want, but once he is in, he's in from a GOP perspective.

Keep being the battered wife for the GOP-E, it's never get better.
23 posted on 07/29/2012 3:40:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

So inlighten us all and please tell us all WTF is your solution


24 posted on 07/29/2012 3:40:57 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs

Why would you??


25 posted on 07/29/2012 3:41:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SoConPubbie
Great speech; Mitt would undo a lot of the damage caused by the Mutt-in-Chief.

I have become a solid Mitt supporter. He is seriously starting to hammer away at the real issues.

Hell, he's got plenty of material...he could spend every day from now until November talking about the Mutt and never run out of material.

Mitt versus the Mutt...!!!

26 posted on 07/29/2012 3:41:46 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: SoConPubbie
“You fight with the Army you have, not the Army you want”

Romney does not hate my country. He was my 2nd to the last choice for the nomination, but Romney is night and day better than Obama.

The best way to save my country, at this point in history, is to defeat Obama by any means necessary under the law.

If that means a President Romney, so be it! And then -—

We protect ourselves from any Romney mistakes with a CONSERVATIVE HOUSE and a CONSERVATIVE SENATE!

27 posted on 07/29/2012 3:41:46 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58
Bashing Romney actually hurts our chances for a GOP takeover of the Senate.

No one's "Bashing Romney".

We are, however, being honest about who and what he is and his record that proves it.
28 posted on 07/29/2012 3:42:18 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: liberty or death

Now for what will really happen:

All the GOP-E views will become the Republican platform. They will use your vote to prove that that is what grassroots Republicans want.

That’s what always happens, even when they lose the race.


29 posted on 07/29/2012 3:44:36 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney)
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To: SoConPubbie; Admin Moderator; All
Are you folks aware that Henry Blodget, the author of this piece, and founder of Business Insider, is a die-hard liberal Democrat and big Obama and DNC funder? He is also the same Henry Blodget who is BANNED FOR LIFE from the securities industry and paid a $2 million fine due to securities fraud relating to his public recommendations of dot-com stocks which he simultaneously trashed in private emails to top Merill Lynch clients - leading millions to invest in those stocks, losing billions when the bottom fell out of the stocks he pumped and (privately) dumped.

Blodget is a scumbag of the lowest order, and I hereby propose a BAN on at the very least his posts, and preferably the entire Business Insider faux site, which pimps liberal propaganda. Why help Blodget make money with our clicks?

30 posted on 07/29/2012 3:44:42 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Kansas58
Romney does not hate my country. He was my 2nd to the last choice for the nomination, but Romney is night and day better than Obama.

Anyone that implements Socialized Medicine, Gay Marriage, an Assault Weapons Ban, raises taxes/fees by $700 million, nominates 27 out of 36 extreme Progressive Liberal judges, supports Abortion, Supports Global Warming by conservative definition HATES America.

Romney's record makes him out to be the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal that he is.
31 posted on 07/29/2012 3:45:27 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Who is that going to be?


32 posted on 07/29/2012 3:45:53 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Kansas58

Mr. RomneyCARE HATES America, FRiend.

Want proof?

RomneyCARE and DEATH PANELS.

RomneyMARRIGE which overruled the Constitution
by typical improper executive authority,
a RomneyCARE exclusive.

RomneyEnablingChildren to be Abused.

RomneyImmigrants in EWs everywhere.

RomneyTARP

RomneySHARIA

RomneyTAXES (cleverly called “fees”).

...

Just look at the RomneyBOTs attack the 1st Amendment
HERE at FR.


33 posted on 07/29/2012 3:46:59 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: t1b8zs

A pro-life, pro-family, pro-liberty, small government conservative. Romney is none of the above.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 3:48:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Victor
I have become a solid Mitt supporter.

You have my condolences.

35 posted on 07/29/2012 3:49:06 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SoConPubbie

We all know the facts and were stuck with what we have so what is you and Robisons solution


36 posted on 07/29/2012 3:49:24 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: montag813; Admin Moderator; All
Are you folks aware that Henry Blodget, the author of this piece, and founder of Business Insider, is a die-hard liberal Democrat and big Obama and DNC funder? He is also the same Henry Blodget who is BANNED FOR LIFE from the securities industry and paid a $2 million fine due to securities fraud relating to his public recommendations of dot-com stocks which he simultaneously trashed in private emails to top Merill Lynch clients - leading millions to invest in those stocks, losing billions when the bottom fell out of the stocks he pumped and (privately) dumped.

Blodget is a scumbag of the lowest order, and I hereby propose a BAN on at the very least his posts, and preferably the entire Business Insider faux site, which pimps liberal propaganda. Why help Blodget make money with our clicks?


I'm very well aware of Henry Blodget's extreme left-wing positions and behavior.

Read my post #2 above.

And I am sure that Mitt Romney boosters want everything and everyone banned that actually brings up the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal record of Mitt Romney in any context whether left or right.
37 posted on 07/29/2012 3:49:45 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie
That buys into the fact we are done fighting. It's just begun.

The one thing I've learned about Mitt in 30 years of watching him is he will do anything to please the +1 majority. We need to make sure so long as he's there (if)that we push him in our direction and keep winning house and senate seat both local and national to write the legislation and gut this government to the core.

On another subject. Have you ever heard Rush say that Mitt told him personally he does not intend to go down as failing this country. Historically even with only one term he wants to gut the government at every level except military and where deemed constitutional.

38 posted on 07/29/2012 3:51:02 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: SoConPubbie
It took the Progressives a century to bring us to this point, we are not going to undo what they have done to this country in a single generation.

We are going to have failures like Romney in this war to reclaim our country. We have to endure and try harder the next time to get a truly liberty loving candidate.

We have to bite the bullet and vote for this wishy washy moderate Republican because there is more at stake than just the Presidency.

We have the House to keep and the Senate to take. Doing those two things is much more difficult if our Presidential candidate does not have strong support.

I despise Romney as much as you do but I will support him for the sake of the long road ahead. I despised McCain and I worked for him because I see that this is but a small battle in a long war of ideas and ideals. We can not win the war if we are constantly at war with our selves.

39 posted on 07/29/2012 3:51:34 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

FUMR!!


40 posted on 07/29/2012 3:52:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SoConPubbie
By Henry Blodget? Is he even allowed to buy a gun himself?

* "Henry Blodget (born 1966) is an American former equity research analyst, currently banned from the securities industry, who was senior Internet analyst for CIBC Oppenheimer during the dot-com bubble and the head of the global Internet research team at Merrill Lynch. Blodget is now the editor and CEO of The Business Insider, a business news and analysis site, and a host of Yahoo Daily Ticker, a finance show on Yahoo."

"In 2002, then New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, published Merrill Lynch e-mails in which Blodget gave assessments about stocks which conflicted with what was publicly published. In 2003, he was charged with civil securities fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He agreed to a permanent ban from the securities industry and paid a $2 million fine plus a $2 million disgorgement."

I'm not sure I'd rely on Blodget's opinion about much of anything, including the weather outside, unless I saw it for myself.

41 posted on 07/29/2012 3:53:01 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: t1b8zs; Jim Robinson


As for me (Jim will I'm sure speak for himself), I'm with Alexander Hamiltion, you remember him, he was one of our founders who laid it all on the line to form this country:

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

I'll either be writing in Sarah Palin or voting for Virgil Good or Tom Hoefling (sp?), I haven't made up my mind yet.
42 posted on 07/29/2012 3:53:36 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: t1b8zs; Jim Robinson
We all know the facts and were stuck with what we have so what is you and Robisons solution

As for me (Jim will I'm sure speak for himself), I'm with Alexander Hamiltion, you remember him, he was one of our founders who laid it all on the line to form this country:

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

I'll either be writing in Sarah Palin or voting for Virgil Good or Tom Hoefling (sp?), I haven't made up my mind yet.
43 posted on 07/29/2012 3:54:06 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie
(Seriously: Do we really need to be able to buy and own these things? Is that really in the best interests of our society? Really?)

Seriously: Yes. Really

44 posted on 07/29/2012 3:54:16 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Jim Robinson

No kidding so whats the solution as we dont have that choice?


45 posted on 07/29/2012 3:54:37 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: montag813
Henry Blodget.
46 posted on 07/29/2012 3:55:19 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Sooth2222
I'm not sure I'd rely on Blodget's opinion about much of anything, including the weather outside, unless I saw it for myself.

His opinion isn't what is important here; his correctly brining Mitt Romney's own history of banning guns is.
47 posted on 07/29/2012 3:55:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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48 posted on 07/29/2012 3:55:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SoConPubbie

I haven’t made up my mind yet.
Way to go while your remembering the past dont forget;
Ross Perot


49 posted on 07/29/2012 3:57:03 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Pontiac
We are going to have failures like Romney in this war to reclaim our country. We have to endure and try harder the next time to get a truly liberty loving candidate.

You're not going to reclamin anything with Mitt Romney. You're just going to keep moving things to the left in the direction of more government control and the continual reduction of our individual rights, liberties and freedoms.
50 posted on 07/29/2012 3:57:45 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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