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Women, white people: Is that what campaign 2012 is coming down to?
LA TIMES ^ | 8/9/12 | David Lauter

Posted on 08/09/2012 6:23:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

President Obama appeals to women by pushing the issue of access to contraceptives, while Mitt Romney accuses him of watering down welfare reform — an issue that tends to stir up feelings about race among whites.

With the election still locked in a near-tie, the politics of gender and race have moved into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.

For most of the summer, the debate has focused on two things: the state of the economy and Mitt Romney's background in business. But in recent days, the two campaigns have added new, sharp-edged issues to the mix.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012issues; race; welfarereform; whitevote; womensvote
So Obamugabe cares about women and Mitt is a racist.
1 posted on 08/09/2012 6:23:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
an issue that tends to stir up feelings about race among whites.

Racist supposition by the writer. It stirs up feelings about unfairness among working people.

2 posted on 08/09/2012 6:28:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Hey, Where are the white women at?"
3 posted on 08/09/2012 6:31:53 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Hey, Where are the white women at?"

fixed

4 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama cares about women who want to kill babies or women who are self-centered and have bumper stickers that read "stop violence against women"; apparently, they are in favor or unaware of the violence caused by women. How about we stop violence, period. Women who are Conservatives or lean to the right are usually not swayed by that type of liberal hogwash. Conservative women think, liberal and undecided women feel. BTW, as I have said before, in my experiences, it is women who called Sarah Palin the B and C words, more so than men. Those are likely the same women who got upset with Limbaugh's description of this Fluke character.
5 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

6 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:48 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Hey, it's OUR fault, after all, we gave them the vote! < /sarc >

But seriously, folks, I heard a pundit mention the other day that there is a growing number of single women with a government-as-husband mindset. They're always going to vote for whoever gives them stuff.

7 posted on 08/09/2012 6:34:15 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Their name are Julia.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 6:36:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoFloFreeper

CA needs a real newspaper...or none. Compared to the LAT, Pravda was an objective source.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 6:38:28 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Paladin2

http://www.barackobama.com/life-of-julia/


10 posted on 08/09/2012 6:38:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoFloFreeper
................the politics of gender and race have moved into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.

Since being the "first black president" worked so well for him in '08, perhaps he'll go for the "first mulatto president" during the balance of his campaign in '12.

11 posted on 08/09/2012 6:40:40 AM PDT by varon (")
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12 posted on 08/09/2012 6:42:14 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SoFloFreeper; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
RE :”Recent polling data from swing states demonstrates that. Obama loses badly among white men, but in the states where he has been able to keep a lead, he has done so because support from white women offsets that deficit. For the president's reelection team, a key goal is to expand the size of that female majority. Romney, meanwhile, needs to boost his support among white voters by reminding them of their anxieties about Obama’s presidency.
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A new round of polls from closely divided states highlights those racial and gender divisions. Comparing two hotly contested swing states, polls by Quinnipiac University for the New York Times and CBS News show Obama behind by 5 percentage points among likely voters in Colorado, 45% to 50%, but ahead by 6 percentage points in Ohio, 50% to 44%. A central reason for the difference was that in Ohio, Obama only narrowly trailed Romney among white voters, while in Colorado he was losing by 13 percentage points among whites.
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The white voters most opposed to Obama have consistently been men who do not have a college degree. Among those voters, Obama trailed by 32 percentage points in Colorado and 24 percentage points in Ohio. He trailed by an even bigger margin, 42 percentage points, among non-college-educated white men in a third swing state, Virginia, according to the Quinnipiac surveys.
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One repeated finding of polls over the last decade has been that white men without college educations strongly believe Washington has failed to look out for their interests and think that government spending primarily benefits others — including insider elites and minorities. The Romney campaign's sally into the welfare issue hits directly at those concerns.

White women..free Birth control.... Obama is trotting out activist-victim-hero Sandra Fluke.... Romney counters with some RINO babes.

13 posted on 08/09/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

white women and lesbians ...not jobs


14 posted on 08/09/2012 6:50:23 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: SoFloFreeper
Republicans and conservatives should not let themselves get drawn into these kinds of dichotomies. We should emphasize that this is not about women, or race, or a particular religion. This is about the division between those of us who believe in individual freedom and self determinism vs. those who believe that government should have significant control of our lives.

We oppose Sandra Fluke not because we don't want her to have access to birth control, or because we want to control her sexual life, but because we believe that free self-determining people should pay for their own choices - not force others to pay for their life choices.

Abortion is different, because it involves another life, the life of a child who is not capable of defending itself. We should not let liberals define anti-abortion sentiments as an attack on the individual rights of women, but rather define it as protection of the individual rights of a child to be born and survive.

15 posted on 08/09/2012 6:50:37 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am just dying to see Chrissy Matthews on election night crying about how Americans showed “how racist they are” for not re-electing a black man...


16 posted on 08/09/2012 6:51:46 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: JimRed

Ann Coulter screamed at single women last night (and rightfully so)

She said that they may get free contraceptives from Obama but they will lose child support if their ex-husband does not have a job!!!

I think this is a winner~! and we should go with it


17 posted on 08/09/2012 6:53:52 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Fluke should take on the job of being Julia NoSeed, ‘rat ho’, walking around the country side distributing free condoms.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 6:54:42 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hey alot of these white women are getting benefits by not declaring who the dad of their kids are. He just stays with them..no way will they mess up their checks. How about a survey among working white women not on any programs .


19 posted on 08/09/2012 6:55:32 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: SoFloFreeper
I have seen 1, one, exactly ONE obama 2012 bumper stickers on cars. I never see an old obama sticker anymore. Where are his supporters?
20 posted on 08/09/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: sickoflibs
Any woman who votes for Obama because he gives them free birth control which costs $9.00 per month...while he takes away their jobs, increases taxes, cost of gasoline, food, clothing, heat, electricity, etc....is more than stupid...she is pathetic.

Any single woman who cannot get her boyfriend to kick in and help pay for birth control, is a fool and must be desperately afraid he will run out on her if asked to provide contraceptives.

Women who want to fulfill their sexual appetites and who expect taxpayers to take responsibility to prevent their pregnancies are simply self-centered, selfish, and undisciplined. Learning to take care of your own contraceptive needs - or abstaining from a lifestyle of being cavalier about sex shows maturity and wisdom. So many of today's women show none of that. They shout about being "independent," yet they run to Daddy Government to give them everything, including, now, money so they can have sex and avoid pregnancy. They support a man who increases their cost of living and taxes, and then pretends to care for their concerns by handing them a meesly $9.00 per month for birth control. It is idiotic that they don't see how lop-sided that "gift" is, and how they are being played for fools.

Not only are they hypocritical...they are making themselves the most dependent generation of women ever.

21 posted on 08/09/2012 7:41:54 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

According to “NBC Latino” we white people need to shut up or we are going to be put in detention camps.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 7:53:15 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: JimRed
But seriously, folks, I heard a pundit mention the other day that there is a growing number of single women with a government-as-husband mindset.

I believe they were his third highest percentage voting block, after blacks and liberal Jews.

23 posted on 08/09/2012 8:02:52 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And God forgive me for what I must do in November.))
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Women, white people: Is that what campaign 2012 is coming down to?”

Yes, that’s probably “what it’s coming down to”.
So what?

Back around ‘08, I predicted that if Obama was elected, his regime and governance would tip towards “racis’” by nature, and that it would become a factor in his re-election campaign. Any opposition to him would ultimately be attributable to “racism”.

The truth — like it or not, and many don’t like it because it offends their idealism and sensibilities — is that there are indeed undercurrents of “race” in the election. Columnists and talking heads do their best to dance around this reality, but it’s there. And for good reason....

I believe the course of the next three months is going to be predictable. It will go like this:
- Romney’s campaign will make some kind of assertion or claim towards Obama or his administration or policies
- Obama’s campaign (or his minions in the media) will reply with “racism!”
- Romney’s campaign will immediately issue a “clarification”, perhaps even an apology, or simply drop the subject.
- Who win’s the parry?

Nothing unusual here. In fact, it’s been de riguer for “race relations” in America for the last fifty years. If you want to shut up a white talking frankly about race, just cry “racis’”, and you will get one of two results:
1. The white will immediately shut up (and, by doing so, concede), or...
2. The white will try to refute the claim with “I’m not a racist....” (and having claimed that, will back away and try to come up with some -other- argument to prove he/she isn’t a racist).

Either way, who has won?

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Told you that to tell you this: perhaps Eric Holder was right, and perhaps it’s time for folks to stop being “a nation of cowards” insofar as frank talk on race is concerned.

But I don’t expect to see this from the Romney campaign.
On such matters, I predict they will be rolled — and rolled again.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 8:17:16 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: sickoflibs

Here’s some good news - things aren’t that bleak, sick:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-09/goldman-sachs-leads-split-with-obama-as-ge-jilts-him-too.html


25 posted on 08/09/2012 10:24:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (..convinced if you put a compass in the hands of a liberal, it will point south -Fr Neveronmywatch)
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To: GOPJ
RE :”Here’s some good news - things aren’t that bleak, sick:

Didnt Dems inadvertantly decide to demonize GE because they (Dems) wanted an example of a corp appearing to makes lots of money while paying zero taxes to demonize and beat up in public, and GE turned up the most convenient to use?

The Dems kept saying how unfair it was.

26 posted on 08/09/2012 11:32:03 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sickoflibs.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 7:20:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: skeeter; SoFloFreeper; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; LucyT; Just A Nobody; fieldmarshaldj; ...
Racist supposition by the writer. [Welfare reform] stirs up feelings about unfairness among working people.

You hit the nail on the head. But it's hardly surprising that you would see racism exhibited in such a "crafty" way by a Los Angeles Slimes writer.

BTW, the article is accompanied by a photo of Obama campaigning and embracing Sandra Fluke, the outspoken proponent of contraception provided on the government dime. It's obvious now that Fluke has been stage-managed by the Obama White House ever since her first notorious appearance at that congressional committee hearing. Obama's running around the country with Fluke will lose him more votes than he will gain.

28 posted on 08/10/2012 8:02:48 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
One's a Horror, the other's a Slut...


29 posted on 08/10/2012 8:27:17 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1299 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Ditter

I’ve seen several dozen 2012 stickers.

I want to move wherever you are.


30 posted on 08/10/2012 8:28:48 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1299 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: CitizenM
Any single woman who cannot get her boyfriend to kick in and help pay for birth control, is a fool . . .

I saw a letter to Dear Abby years ago (would have to be! How long has it been?) in which the girl said she thought her boyfriend should chip in for the birth control, but she didn't feel she knew him well enough to ask him!

31 posted on 08/10/2012 8:32:56 AM PDT by maryz
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To: skeeter
It stirs up feelings about unfairness among working people.

I would really like to see Republicans take a different approach to welfare reform, to go on the attack with ads pointing out that the Dems seem hell-bent on turning perfectly good poor people (yes, there are some -- maybe not as many as there used to be) into a permanent underclass, of a type hitherto unknown in America. A mass of people without hope, without education (teachers' unions anyone?), without high aspirations, a people whose physical needs are met (and assure plenty of free abortion to keep their numbers down) -- treated in fact as someone "compassionate" (but who doesn't want to be much bothered) might treat stray animals.

I heard one talk radio host say that there were many successes under welfare-to-work. Maybe they could track down some of the success stories and use those people in their ads, describing what they came from and what they've achieved.

Just a thought . . .

32 posted on 08/10/2012 8:50:45 AM PDT by maryz
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To: justiceseeker93
It's obvious now that Fluke has been stage-managed by the Obama White House ever since her first notorious appearance at that congressional committee hearing.

Actually, it was never a "congressional hearing." It was a press conference staged by the dems - Notice there wasn't a single republican there. They claimed it was a congressional hearing, but Fluke was denied being a "witness," due to the fact that she had no expertise in what the real congressional committee hearing was about.

Mark

33 posted on 08/10/2012 9:38:40 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: sickoflibs

Yes, it’s true——Obama is narrowing his appeal to certain voter identity groups.

The DNC will announce ad campaigns targeted to:

<><> women who took a Dale Carnegie course
<><> women who have had Brazilian butt lifts
<><> women who are on Lipozene

To keep the femi-nazis off his back, ads will also target:

<><> men with low-Testerone
<><> men with erectile dysfunction
<><> men who shot a hole-in-one (on the golf course)


34 posted on 08/10/2012 9:40:17 AM PDT by Liz
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To: null and void; SoFloFreeper; maryz; LucyT; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; Brown Deer; neverdem; ...
In Denver, Obama was introduced by Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who briefly became a political celebrity this spring when her comments about the need for Catholic universities to provide contraceptive coverage drew an attack by radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called her a "slut."

That's another choice quote from the posted LA Slimes story, and most likely a falsehood as well. It would be hard to believe that Obama and Fluke hadn't met during the time frame of her congressional committee appearance.

Judging from the pose in that photo posted at # 29 by null and void, Obama might be thinking of Fluke as a potential VP running mate. (LOL!) (Yes, Fluke is constitutionally ineligible for the vice presidency, being under age 35, but so is Obama in all likelihood because of the NBC clause.)

35 posted on 08/10/2012 9:40:32 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

She could run, she only needs a fake BC saying she’ll be 35 by 1/20/2013...


36 posted on 08/10/2012 9:48:35 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1299 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: maryz

OMG - isn’t that a pitiful revelation of the morality level of some women? I guess she knew him well enough to risk the possibility of sharing a disease, and paying for that to boot!


37 posted on 08/10/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: null and void

Come to Texas sweetheart, we would love to have you here! :)


38 posted on 08/10/2012 11:29:54 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Not near as much as I would love to be there!

I have applied for scores of semiconductor jobs at dozens of Texas companies.


39 posted on 08/10/2012 11:36:05 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1299 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

Keep trying! :)


40 posted on 08/10/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: MarkL
Actually, it was never a "congressional hearing." It was a press conference staged by the dems.

Yes, I stand corrected. All the more reason to think that Fluke was being used as an Obama campaign tool back then and, judging from the posted article, continues to be.

41 posted on 08/10/2012 12:23:41 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Ditter

I am, big time!


42 posted on 08/10/2012 12:25:54 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1299 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: SoFloFreeper; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Yes, women and white people, but not Cher Bono.

(Marvin Nathan as Cher.)

43 posted on 08/10/2012 12:29:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: CitizenM; All
Any woman who votes for Obama because he gives them free birth control which costs $9.00 per month...while he takes away their jobs, increases taxes, cost of gasoline, food, clothing, heat, electricity, etc....is more than stupid...she is pathetic.

Any single woman who cannot get her boyfriend to kick in and help pay for birth control, is a fool and must be desperately afraid he will run out on her if asked to provide contraceptives.

Women who want to fulfill their sexual appetites and who expect taxpayers to take responsibility to prevent their pregnancies are simply self-centered, selfish, and undisciplined. Learning to take care of your own contraceptive needs - or abstaining from a lifestyle of being cavalier about sex shows maturity and wisdom. So many of today's women show none of that. They shout about being "independent," yet they run to Daddy Government to give them everything, including, now, money so they can have sex and avoid pregnancy. They support a man who increases their cost of living and taxes, and then pretends to care for their concerns by handing them a meesly $9.00 per month for birth control. It is idiotic that they don't see how lop-sided that "gift" is, and how they are being played for fools.

Not only are they hypocritical...they are making themselves the most dependent generation of women ever.

Right on target!

But fortunately, I don't think Obama will make political hay with this appeal to decadence. This strategy is motivated by desperation more than political savvy.

44 posted on 08/10/2012 12:38:44 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: CitizenM
Any woman who votes for Obama because he gives them free birth control which costs $9.00 per month...while he takes away their jobs, increases taxes, cost of gasoline, food, clothing, heat, electricity, etc....is more than stupid...she is pathetic.

Reminds me when people went ballistic if their bank tried to put a 50¢ charge on ATMs, but yawned if taxes went up $1000 a year.

45 posted on 08/10/2012 12:47:11 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


46 posted on 08/10/2012 3:24:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: justiceseeker93

>>Obama’s running around the country with Fluke will lose him more votes than he will gain

I dunno. Every time one of these things happen, that show - blatantly show - how Obama manipulates his base, I think they will finally get pissed off at how disdainfully and with the level of disrespect he treats them. Doesn’t seem to happen.


47 posted on 08/10/2012 9:58:20 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: justiceseeker93

Trust 0zero to schmooze Flucke the slut.

Ryan knocked the Democrat love fest off the front page and there is little reporting of 0zero’s appearance here. 0zero tends to hold these things in college towns, or close to one, so they can bus in students. I’m sure he’s also here to fund raise. Otherwise, most people in CO are working and not paying much attention the the anointed one being here.


48 posted on 08/11/2012 6:09:08 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The law of unintended consequences in action.)
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