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Paul Ryan Is Mitt Romney’s Game-Changer
Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2012 | Crystal Wright

Posted on 08/13/2012 9:49:40 AM PDT by Kaslin

Mitt Romney really wants to win this thing! After watching Team Obama turn the 2012 presidential election into a sideshow of discussions on minutiae, tax returns, horses, and Olympics, it was thrilling to see Romney finally seize control of this election narrative in naming Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate.

Ryan is Mitt Romney's game changer. Period! As House Budget Committee Chairman, Ryan crafted a bold budget in 2011which proposed $6.2 trillion of cuts in government spending over 10 years. Ryan's budget included reforming the tax code, offering Medicaid block grants to the states, Medicare premium subsidies so seniors can choose private insurance and giving people the option of investing their Social Security benefits. It passed in the House and course the Democrat Senate has taken no action on it or proposed an alternative.

In picking Ryan, Romney put President Obama on notice that he will no longer be able to run from his record of economic failure, broken promises and lies. As of August 11th, this election will be about the important things facing our country, “the higher unemployment, declining incomes and crushing debt” caused by Obama’s “misguided polices,” said Ryan. Standing ready for battle, against the backdrop of the USS Wisconsin, in Norfolk, Virginia, Ryan continued with the obvious, “This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years.”

After hearing Romney's news, Obama tried to obfuscate his record yet again, tweeting Saturday in response to Romney’s VP announcement:

“Paul Ryan is an architect of the top-down GOP budget that cuts education, energy, & innovation even as it gives tax cuts to the wealthy.”

The truth is Obama has been the architect of nothing but misery for Americans: $16 trillion in debt, 42 straight months of 8% plus unemployment, diminished wealth, and 1 in 6 Americans becoming poor.

Ryan knows America’s piggy bank has gone bust and Ryan has been the architect of a plan to get America’s fiscal house in order so Granny won’t lose her Medicare and fall off the cliff in her wheelchair. Ryan and Romney have faced the reality America can’t sustain our current levels of spending. Obama, on the other hand, wants to spend America out of greatness, even ignoring the dire warnings from his own Simpson Bowles debt reduction commission: “The era of debt denial is over, and there can be no turning back.”

With Ryan as his running mate, Romney has the ammunition to make every second of every minute of every day of this campaign about the fact that “Regrettably, President Obama has become part of the problem and Mitt Romney is the solution,” as Ryan said. Obama has spent over $1 trillion dollars every year he’s been in office, “creating the largest deficits and biggest federal government since World War II,” Ryan noted. Certainly, this is not the kind of hope and change Americans wanted in 2008.

Obama has made it clear he doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism. But Ryan reminded us America is “the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.”

“This idea is founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination and government by consent of the governed. This idea is under assault,” Ryan added.

Conversely, Obama believes without government we can’t build businesses or achieve anything as individuals. Obama’s re-election campaign promotes the Life of Julia a fictitious woman who depends upon government from cradle to grave to exist. Obama’s policies demonize success and promote Robin Hood policies that take from those who work hard and redistribute their successes to those who work less. This is not America!

“We have a critical decision to make as a nation,” warned Ryan. Voters can chose the path upon which this nation was founded “the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination and government by consent of the governed,” he said. Or Americans can allow Obama to continue to grow an unsustainable nanny state, void of jobs, where Americans are dependent upon government to live.

You know a conservative is a real threat to liberals when they begin to heap mountains of hate onto him or her. Shortly after Romney announced Ryan as his VP pick, CNN's Candy Crowley crowed, “looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish.”

Ryan bolstered Romney’s run for president -- and that is scaring the heck out of liberals like Crowley. Mitt and Paul combined have a better plan for renewing America than the current duo running the show. In one day, Ryan helped Romney haul in $3.5 million. That doesn’t look like a death wish ticket to me.

Dear Candy, the death wish occurred in 2008 with the election of Barack Obama. If Americans are really honest with themselves, they will admit Obama has been an utter disaster.

Mr. Romney said of Ryan, "I did not make a mistake with this guy.” No you didn’t Mitt. As Liberals look on with fear, envy and loathing, America’s Comeback Team is off to a roaring start. We the people can’t wait to see what lies around the corner.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012veep

1 posted on 08/13/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Even now the professional Mittbots who were counting Sarah's underwear as she ran for office with McCain, are sniffing around Ryan's family.

Just a matter of time until something pops up out of that aspect of Mittbot smarminess and we'll see if the 'Ticket' can even hold together.

2 posted on 08/13/2012 9:52:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

WTF?


3 posted on 08/13/2012 9:57:01 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: Kaslin


4 posted on 08/13/2012 9:59:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: muawiyah

Look up the word, “delusional” in the dictionary.


5 posted on 08/13/2012 10:00:16 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Kaslin

Ryan is perhaps the best choice and he has and win energize the republican and conservative base. I was really fearing that Romney would “play it safe” and pic Palenty or be racial and pic Condi Rice. Either of those two would have put the GOP base to sleep. Ryan believes and articulates conservativsim and be more convincing than the Obama Admin. combined.

There is True panic on the left.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 10:08:35 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Signalman; tatown

HAHAHA, so it’s not just me. Whew!!


7 posted on 08/13/2012 10:09:44 AM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: TMA62

What the Ryan pick means to me .... is that Romney really is serious about getting our financial house in order and is willing to make the hard choices necessary to fix this country.

By picking Ryan, Romney grabbed the most bi-partisan part of the tea party movement (the fiscally sensible part)


8 posted on 08/13/2012 10:14:03 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I sure hope so; Paul pick much mean we’re going to deal with and carefully remove the Reserve. Anything else will not avail.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 10:23:08 AM PDT by veracious
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To: muawiyah
Ja, ve vill see.
10 posted on 08/13/2012 10:30:23 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Kaslin

All that I know is that I woke up this morning... grabbed some coffee and tuned into abc news interviewing romney and Ryan... Ryan sat beside mitt and remained silent. When asked about Ryan’s “radical economic plan” romney sharply responded, “WE ARE RUNNING ON MY ECONOMIC PLAN... NOT RYAN’S”.

LLS


11 posted on 08/13/2012 10:33:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Kaslin
[Article] Ryan is Mitt Romney's game changer.

Really? Think Romney will let him "change" anything? Even a lightbulb?

Romney's weakness is existential; he emits a penumbra of weakness, and shadows of weakness fall on anything exposed to his radiant shadowiness.

Ryan's been like a rubber dummy in some of those "joint" appearances. And Romney made it clear that everything Ryan has ever said or done, is now Romney's "property".

We'll see how that works out.

12 posted on 08/13/2012 11:09:22 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: JoeProBono
Nice apotheosis of Mittens. His magic underpants must be working, because he's smilin'.
13 posted on 08/13/2012 11:14:30 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: tatown
McCain hired on Romney's old campaign staff in 2008. The first thing they did is go on a tear to destroy Sarah Palin.

Like their cousins in the wild they will return to their vomit.

Thought you knew that.

14 posted on 08/13/2012 11:19:25 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lentulusgracchus
Romney has two ambitions ~ (1) To run for President, and (2) To disable Conservatism in all it's various manifestations.

I suppose he thinks he's nailed all that down by taking Ryan out of the House and hanging him out to dry.

15 posted on 08/13/2012 11:23:00 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Too bad you don’t hate Obama as much as you hate Romney & Ryan.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 11:47:57 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: lentulusgracchus; muawiyah

So the Tokyo Rose “conservative” group is heard from.

You do realize Democrat Underground and other far left wing websites go around collecting your posts as proof that “Obama is winning the election”?

Your sort of “conservative” are the useful propaganda idiots of the Democrat party propaganda machine.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 11:52:53 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: tatown
I don't hate anyone, but I fear and dislike Obama and his running dog lackeys enough that if it were not unlawful I'd dispose of any opposition in Republican ranks to running a Conservative against him.

You people have failed us and we will be stuck with that crowd for far longer than this country can stand.

18 posted on 08/13/2012 11:54:18 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MNJohnnie

You are being generous when you use the term ‘idiots’.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 11:57:12 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: MNJohnnie

You are being generous when you use the term ‘idiots’.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 11:57:40 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: MNJohnnie
Your sort of blind adulation has given us a candidate who can't win and probably doesn't want to win.

I"d say do better next time, but this is the last time there's any choice and YOU did not chose well.

21 posted on 08/13/2012 3:09:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tatown

Did your bishop tell you to say that this time?


22 posted on 08/13/2012 3:10:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

You are proving our point without even knowing it.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 3:16:44 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: tatown

And your point is ~ very simple one ~ that you are perfectly capable of being a traitor to America all on your lonesome and don’t need the help of someone else to come up with your terribly dreadful commentary.


24 posted on 08/13/2012 3:34:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Every time I read one of your posts, it makes me more and more determined to vote for Romney and help get him elected. Anything that upsets you is a good thing. You really are a horrible little person.


26 posted on 08/13/2012 4:16:33 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: muawiyah

“and probably doesn’t want to win.”

Do you really want to have this conversation again? I’ll play. Tell me why he doesn’t want to win. The more you are exposed the better.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 4:25:57 PM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: WatchOutForSnakes
you tell me why he wants to win. tell us all what his detailed plan is. let's hear his proposals.

It's pretty obvious he has no plan whatsoever for winning, else you guys wouldn't be so tongue-tied when it comes to telling us what he's about.

BTW, no one here has any obligation whatsoever to be a Republican toady ~ you do that all on your own if you want, and without insulting people who don't go along with that sort of thing.

28 posted on 08/13/2012 4:35:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: beandog
yeah, fur shur. but you haven't had any cogent arguments about why anybody would feel any obligation whatsoever to vote for Romney.

Virtually any other candidate but him would be OK.

29 posted on 08/13/2012 4:37:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Nice try. I didn’t make the claim that he wanted to win. You made the claim that he doesn’t want to win. I’m calling you on it. Tell me why. You can try this juvenile debate tactic of turning a question around on somebody else.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 4:45:04 PM PDT by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: MNJohnnie
Actually the leftwingtards don't go around collecting my comments at all. I've checked ~ just not so.

Why do you think it's necessary to tell lies on behalf of Romney?

31 posted on 08/13/2012 5:22:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MNJohnnie; All
This ongoing effort to denigrate the pro American candidate, Mitt Romney, really is quite puzzling. We all know the consequences if the current administration remains in power another four years. Freedom or genuine govt slavery. What a difficult decision for born free Americans to make. NOT.
I have found that when something does not make sense in consideration of available facts and common sense, the reason is that the entire situation is not known. There is more behind this pushing contempt for the American candidate Mitt Romney, while giving the anti American Obama a pass, than we yet know. Probably no big surprise when the story eventually surfaces.
I expect to have a new president and VP elected come Nov regardless of the game players and bigots and worse who frequent this site. President Romney and Vice President Ryan sound great to me. Good, God fearing, patriotic Americans, serious leaders, and both quite intelligent, hard working family men. A winning ticket. Go Romney/Ryan team!!
32 posted on 08/13/2012 5:42:44 PM PDT by mountainfolk ( God bless America)
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To: MNJohnnie
So the Tokyo Rose “conservative” group is heard from..... Your sort of “conservative” are the useful propaganda idiots<snip>

Watch your mouth, boy.

33 posted on 08/13/2012 10:59:12 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: mountainfolk
This ongoing effort to denigrate the pro American candidate, Mitt Romney, really is quite puzzling. We all know the consequences if the current administration remains in power another four years. Freedom or genuine govt slavery. What a difficult decision for born free Americans to make. NOT. I have found that when something does not make sense in consideration of available facts and common sense, the reason is that the entire situation is not known. There is more behind this pushing contempt for the American candidate Mitt Romney, while giving the anti American Obama a pass, than we yet know. Probably no big surprise when the story eventually surfaces. I expect to have a new president and VP elected come Nov regardless of the game players and bigots and worse who frequent this site. President Romney and Vice President Ryan sound great to me. Good, God fearing, patriotic Americans, serious leaders, and both quite intelligent, hard working family men. A winning ticket. Go Romney/Ryan team!!

I like Representative Ryan, so my question has nothing to do with him. Please tell me what is it that makes Romney a 'pro American' candidate? I know he is wealthy but aside from making lots of money for himself, what else has he done to demonstrate that he is 'pro American'? I am not joking in my question.

34 posted on 08/13/2012 11:09:55 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes; muawiyah
You made the claim that he doesn’t want to win. I’m calling you on it. Tell me why.

May I, FRiend?

People who pay attention to this meme of GOP reluctance to own the White House, as evidenced by their put-up job with McCain the Suitable Fall Guy (remember, the RiNOate backed Romney before switching to McPain after Romney totally tanked in 2007), will have noticed the answer I've given several times about this.

Here, most recently:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2906282/posts?page=25#25

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2900551/posts?page=24#24
Matt Miller: John Roberts, insurance industry shill
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:57:46 PM · 24 of 30
Erratum: "Howell Raines" not "Howard Raines", author of the 2008 article on Obamacare.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2875702/posts?page=22#22

That should give you the best of it.

They don't want the White House, they want the other party in there getting hosed.

They don't want the responsibility for Obamacare, but they do want Obamacare -- provided the Dems get the blame. That means a second term for Obozo.

Clear now?

35 posted on 08/14/2012 12:21:21 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: muawiyah
I suppose he thinks he's nailed all that down by taking Ryan out of the House and hanging him out to dry.

A twofer, eh? Well, he'll find out what the words "constitutional officer" mean the first time he tries to silence VP Ryan on a matter Ryan thinks is important. Ryan will be happy to sit in the Senate as the de facto leader of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, if Romney tries to shove him aside.

36 posted on 08/14/2012 1:48:33 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Just mythoughts; mountainfolk
Yup ~ where's his militry service? Where's his father's military service? How about grandpa? His kids?

We managed to hit every single war (and some that no one even knows about) since Queen Anne's War, or the War of Spanish Succession.

Where were the Romney family members?

I think the answer is this ~ My basic infantry training unit had a handful of normal Americans. The other guys were Sicilians from Brooklyn (with a lot of really famous names too), and a bunch of Mormons from Provo, and you cain't hardly find nowhurs whur there more Mormon that that.

I've heard that Romney skipped out of the Nam by claiming he was a missionary ~ or religious worker ~ but what about all those Mormon guys I led on beer raids over in Manhattan on weekends? Weren't they also missionaries from time to time?

I think Romney's excuse is pitiful. Those who peddle it are equally pitiful.

He evaded military service.

Not very pro-American stuff to me at all!

37 posted on 08/14/2012 6:42:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
My seven brothers were all military. As were just about every male in every family we knew. As were the males throughout the entire county. As were many of the following generation such as my husband and brother IL . My husbands two brothers were combat veterans of VietNam and Korea as were several of his uncles. Now more generations of both of our families are retired military or still serving this country. These men were fighting for their own families as well as for this country. Never, ever, did I hear any of them brag about military service or their ribbons or medals. Never have I heard any of them speak offensively about another person simply because they were non military.
You are beyond disgusting. It is you who are pitiful.
38 posted on 08/14/2012 8:12:00 AM PDT by mountainfolk ( God bless America)
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To: Just mythoughts
I take you at your word that you are "not joking" when you ask what makes Romney a pro-American candidate.
I take Mitt Romney at his word when I hear him say, as he has on more than one occasion, that he loves this country, he loves America.
I know more about Mitt Romney than I do about any of those who post on this board, or they know about me. I weigh his words next to his deeds and his life of accomplishment in every area I can think of. He serves his church, govt, family, and society in general with numerous contributions in every direction.
I am biased towards achievers, high and low. Mitt Romney is an achiever on the side of America. I admire a man who takes care of his family and loves his wife and children and gives all credit to God Almighty for his good fortune. I believe that a President Romney, in contrast to our current slacker president, will work full time for the interests of the American people and the future of this Republic. Paul Ryan is just the right side kick to serve in the VP role. He too is a patriotic American, loyal to his family and faith and I think we Americans are blessed that these two men have come forth to work for us. God bless Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and their families.
39 posted on 08/14/2012 8:52:17 AM PDT by mountainfolk ( God bless America)
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To: mountainfolk

You are disgusting. You weren’t there.


40 posted on 08/14/2012 9:35:03 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mountainfolk
BTW, people speak offensively about Bill Clinton's lack of military service.

Ask him.

41 posted on 08/14/2012 9:35:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mountainfolk; muawiyah
I was NOT joking in asking the question.

Recently I had a chance encountered with an educated young gal. The where and the why of this chance encounter are not important but were the cause of my getting to meet her.

We were staying at the same hotel and while she waited for her friend to take care of his business, and I was doing the same, we had several opportunities to talk.

Now mind you the significant heat and drought is on every ones mind in this state, because it literally is impossible to ignore a daily watch as every living thing struggles to survive... which of course affects the local, state, and eventually the national economy.

During the course of our conversations, it came out this gal was a RonPaul supporter, and also attended some of the ‘OccupyWallStreet’ campaigns Obama’s brains set in motion. So where to begin .....

I told her that it was most strange that it was in large part the money from WallStreet that won the liberals the WhiteHouse. AND that we taxpayers got stuck with the bailout for selected too big to fail businesses liberals love to rag about.

So I hope I am getting to the reason why this gal was against Romney .... ‘rich’ Republican. I told her that nobody I knew ever got a job from a poor liberal, and that wealth accumulation is the source of job creation by private enterprise. AND that my dislike and distrust of Romney most certainly was not because he was/is rich, but because he contrasted/compared his wealth accumulation to Obama bailing out the auto industry.

I told her I had already lived the majority of my life and that my concerns about the direction of this nation are about my children and their yet to be born children. There is NOTHING conservative about enslaving unborn generations with debt. I do not care WHO is running for office, and unless or until Republicans figure out they are NO different than liberals when they use US as their bond-servants to bail out entities they decide are toooo big to fail they are NO different than the lying deceitful thieving liberals. ONLY God saves, not pompous ego driven politicians.

42 posted on 08/14/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes; muawiyah
Oh, further to my last -- looky, looky, looky what just came out today (Rush Limbaugh transcript).

Check the headline. Talk about to-the-point .... RiNO's seem to have other agenda than getting Obama out of office. Well, well, well.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2918457/posts

43 posted on 08/15/2012 1:41:33 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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