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Huckabee digs in behind Akin
Politico ^ | // | Alexander Burns

Posted on 08/23/2012 11:55:47 AM PDT by TonyInOhio

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To: Just mythoughts; Theo

“Since I live in Missouri I feel free to correct you. Missouri is a ‘swing’ state. McCain/Palin won by a hair.”

“The majority of the population of the state reside in the KCmetro and St. Louismetro areas. They are ruled by liberals. IF Akin stays on the ballot the choice will be him or Claire.... Third party candidates usually do not have much of an impact.........What Akin needs to ‘win’ are the ever wavering sensitive so called independents.”

I am also a Missouri resident and voter. However, I disagree with your assesment of the importance of “Independent” voters...as you describe them.

This issue is still in turmoil but will settle down. When it does, Republicans and Independents (which really dislike McRascal) will go for Akin. Theo is right. Mike Huckabee is REALLY right.

God Bless Mike Huckabee.


151 posted on 08/23/2012 4:00:05 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: xzins

“The Akin Assault by the GOP is not just another indication that social conservatives are unwelcome in the Republican Party. It is an attack designed to destroy any voice they might have.”

AMEN! Exactly correct!

I’m sorry that Akin messed up, but in a way I’m glad. He has brought it into focus how the GOP only gives lip service to social conservatism. This incident has forced the truth to the surface.


152 posted on 08/23/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: TonyInOhio

This is Huck’s best moment.

It’s about time he stood up for pro-life conservatives.

This attack on Akin is from Satan himself.


153 posted on 08/23/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: svcw; xzins; Jim Robinson
It’s interesting how what Akin allegedly said is being blown into things he never said, with the GOPe gladly contributing to the falsehoods.

It would appear that about 90% of the Freepers here are happily engaged in the ongoing smear job.

The man is pro-life and people like Rove want him gone.

There are a lot of Freepers who are in Rove's camp these days.

Either we support our troops or we lose the war. Akin is one of the troops that has been on the battle lines for conservatives for decades. But the masses here on Free Republic seem to hate him and despise him simply because he refuses to cave into the pressure from the GOP-E.

We cannot win this war if we feed our troops to the dogs.

154 posted on 08/23/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Cruising For Freedom

>> “Yes, we already know that the liberals are backing Akin 100%.” <<

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Spoken like a true Obaminationist!

Get your head out of your ass. We need Akin to win fool.


155 posted on 08/23/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Reagan69

You are either delusional, or part of the loyal opposition.

Akin is our candidate, and those that attack him are doing Satan’s work.


156 posted on 08/23/2012 4:13:36 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TonyInOhio
This is really sad. The $$ spent by McCaskill and the Rats on Akins primary campaign are paying off big time. Not only do they get a loose cannon who puts his mouth in motion before he puts his brain in gear. The guy implodes only a few days after the primary.

Now, as is clear from this and other threads here, they have succeeded in blowing apart the tenuous coalition between the social conservatives and, for lack, of a better word, fiscal conservatives.

Like a lot of people here, I see myself as both but there is a lot of tension between the two groups. I do not buy into this "GOPe" crap but many here do.

Now we get fools like Huckabee fanning this fire and apparently hoping it breaks apart the GOP.

Well, as the signers of the Declaration of Independence knew, we better hang together or we will all hang separately. The only thing sadder than the sorry spectacle being played out here is the shape of the U.S. after four more years of Obama. Even if Romney wins but the Rats still control the Senate, his hands will be tied and God knows what will happen if some of the conservative Supremes retire or die.

All of this for only a few million dollars.
157 posted on 08/23/2012 4:16:30 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: Maryhere

>> “We need more good decent men like Akin.” <<

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Amen!

And we need to get rid of those that are attacking our candidate.

You can bet that all those here that are attacking Akin are anti-TEA party clowns. (Zombies of the GOPe)


158 posted on 08/23/2012 4:17:14 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: alloysteel

You are getting Claire McCaskill re-elected to the Senate.

You and everyone here that is doing her work attacking our candidate.


159 posted on 08/23/2012 4:22:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Jonah Vark

>> “The Republican party was way to quick to kill their own young. Instead of treating the wound they shot the patient.” <<

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Exactly!

They were lying in wait for any kind of opportunity. They’ve twisted Akin’s statement 180 degrees from reality.


160 posted on 08/23/2012 4:25:58 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Uncle Chip

>> “Gosh — I wonder if any of that money made it to Free Republic posters???” <<

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Stop wondering.

This thread appears to be a convention for traitors and quislings.

We’ll never win an election by attacking our own candidate. This smells a lot like the old attack on Palin.


161 posted on 08/23/2012 4:31:26 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Theo

>> “I am amazed that our fellow FReepers are encouraging people to vote against Akin (and therefore *for* McCaskill).” <<

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Yes, that is the reason for my current tagline. They can’t seem to even read the large print these days.


162 posted on 08/23/2012 4:33:27 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Red Steel

>> “Whether Huckabee’s referring to her or not, Sarah Palin is probably the most prominent Republican to raise the “nonsense” idea of drafting in a third-party candidate.” <<

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Truly one of Palin’s worst moments.


163 posted on 08/23/2012 4:35:13 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: dfwgator

Mike Huckabee is against abortion for rape and incest.
How many more “pro-lifers” in Washington, DC can say that?
The party if dominated by RINOs that believe it’s OK to murder your baby if you don’t like who the father is. The GOP is now lead by a liberal by the name of Mitt Romney.
It’s a damn sad state of affairs when the two people opposing each other for president have basically the same social positions. Hold you nose and vote for a RINO. 2008 redux.


164 posted on 08/23/2012 4:36:12 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Sola Veritas

>> “God Bless Mike Huckabee.” <<

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Amen!


165 posted on 08/23/2012 4:38:58 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: NKP_Vet

Are all of you Class of 2011 Freepers insane?

It sure appears to be so.


166 posted on 08/23/2012 4:40:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: P-Marlowe

>> “There are a lot of Freepers who are in Rove’s camp these days.” <<

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That’s a fact!

This place seems to have lost it’s collective mind on this issue.

Akin is our candidate, and all who attack him are doing Rove/Satan’s work.


167 posted on 08/23/2012 4:43:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Well, SOMEBODY is going to get Claire McCaskill re-elected.

Because so long as the epicenter is Todd Akin, there is no way he is going to get elected. His candidacy is doomed, and he will not bow out gracefully.

When Robert Toricelli of of New Jersey was forced out, a tired old senile fossil, Frank Lautenberg, was rushed in to take his place on the ballot, so the action is not unprecendented. As I recall, Toricelli was not particularly graceful about his exit, either.

But exit he did.

Spiro Agnew got marched out of the Vice Presidency in the dark of night. There was a replacement for him, waiting. So this is not a new strategy for a political party to assume.


168 posted on 08/23/2012 4:44:55 PM PDT by alloysteel (Voter suppression is needed now more than ever. Only, whom shall be suppressed?)
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To: fifedom

>> “The guy implodes only a few days after the primary.” <<

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Bullshit!

You and all those like you are destroying conservative poilitics across the country. We need a solid wall against Rove & Co. and guys like you are stealing the bricks to throw at our candidate.


169 posted on 08/23/2012 4:48:21 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: alloysteel

>> “His candidacy is doomed, and he will not bow out gracefully.” <<

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If his candidacy is doomed, it is because of stupid knee-jerk nonsense like the posts on this thread.

Akin is still a good candidate, and can win in a Bible Belt state like Missouri easily, if only our own party would would stop the attack, and support him.


170 posted on 08/23/2012 4:52:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: mlizzy

So are saying that a pregnancy not planned should end in the death of a baby?


171 posted on 08/23/2012 4:53:09 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
So are saying that a pregnancy not planned should end in the death of a baby?
I defend all life, no matter what the circumstances.
172 posted on 08/23/2012 5:02:27 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: svcw
It is so rare that the mother’s life would be lost if she kept the pregnancy to be nonexistent. In general issues come up after the baby is viable (now after 26 weeks maybe even sooner), so there is zero reason to kill the child, just perform a C-section and the baby will live. The so called “life of the mother” argument, is so woman can kill viable babies in the womb.

Oh, so a normal pregnancy along with at the very same time an ectopic pregnancy, never happens... Sorry, I know it does, and to save two lives the ectopic pregnancy had to be ended.. as to do nothing placed three lives in imminent danger. There is NO way I could ever tell this mom she should do nothing.

173 posted on 08/23/2012 5:04:41 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I am glad to finally see someone with a clear mind making some great post!


174 posted on 08/23/2012 5:06:23 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Theo

They are the same people who saying if you don’t support Romney you must be a shill for obama.


175 posted on 08/23/2012 5:07:51 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Just mythoughts

So then lets become the party that kills babies with glee to satisfy those independents, so they wont vote dem.


176 posted on 08/23/2012 5:14:26 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: mlizzy
Many women receive abortions that have used the pill, their partner, condoms, or other devices. Are you saying you are against them having abortions too, but for the woman who has been raped?

I do not want any government entity telling me I have to pay for abortion. That also means some 'compassionate' governor of a state mandating insurance cover abortion.

I am not sure where you got this notion that I support abortions for rape victims. Rape is a violent act. For a female victim of rape that results in pregnancy should be 'her' decision. And I am not convinced that a 12 year old rape victim could medically speaking, carry to term and birth a child without her 'health' being endangered.

No I am not a doctor, but, I do try and use common sense.

177 posted on 08/23/2012 5:18:16 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: TonyInOhio
Why wouldn't he believe what he says, there is some medical evidence he is not wrong.
The Guttmacher Institute conducted a study around 1999, that said pregnancy from rape is extremely rare.
178 posted on 08/23/2012 5:21:55 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Just mythoughts

Did you read what I wrote?
rare, viable baby - come be honest here
There is not a viable baby in an ectopic pregnancy.


179 posted on 08/23/2012 5:24:57 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: mlizzy

Your statement that I replied to seems to relay a different message.


180 posted on 08/23/2012 5:27:18 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

That’s an ongoing back-and-forth with someone else.... my apologies for causing confusion..


181 posted on 08/23/2012 5:31:48 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: mlizzy

Ok, I got it.

Have a great evening.


182 posted on 08/23/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Just mythoughts
I am not sure where you got this notion that I support abortions for rape victims. Rape is a violent act. For a female victim of rape that results in pregnancy should be 'her' decision. And I am not convinced that a 12 year old rape victim could medically speaking, carry to term and birth a child without her 'health' being endangered.
If it's "her" decision, doesn't that make you pro-"choice" in cases of rape?
183 posted on 08/23/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: dfwgator

Boy Citadel sure scored big putting this Flapgool on against Rush...then forcing all of their stations to carry him....wow 15 listeners! It is a hideous show...


184 posted on 08/23/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: dfwgator

Boy Citadel sure scored big putting this Flapgool on against Rush...then forcing all of their stations to carry him....wow 15 listeners! It is a hideous show...


185 posted on 08/23/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: dfwgator

Boy Citadel sure scored big putting this Flapgool on against Rush...then forcing all of their stations to carry him....wow 15 listeners! It is a hideous show...


186 posted on 08/23/2012 5:52:15 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: xzins

I must be wrong but I have taken the tack that poor Akin may be entirely too stupid to serve and found his remark to be shocking, hang the science, dangling from a shredded thread, for an excuse.

The point was not to deliver McCaskill an easy win, disrupt the contest for every other Republican running in contested races and get our presidential ticket off message for a week of media war that may cost Republicans their chance at the senate, because Akin believes he is too wonderful and conservative to bow to someone else.

Narcisisism cuts both ways and this guy is roadkill for the media forever.


187 posted on 08/23/2012 5:52:23 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: TonyInOhio

I think Mr. Akin stumbled over his words, but from what I can tell, didn’t mean any harm. I agree with Huckabee on this one. Doesn’t necessarily look like a substantive issue. Looks like a feeding frenzy.


188 posted on 08/23/2012 6:02:15 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Royal Wulff

There are two different wings of the anti-Romney crowd within the party. There’s the hold-the-nose and vote anti-Romney crowd and the Obama-Over-Romney-Crowd.

Most of those who support Akin from outside of his state are the ones who vowed to let Obama win so they can teach the GOPe a lesson. Romney never had their vote.

The problem for this group (and now for us conservatives) is that if Akin loses the election AND / OR Romney loses Missouri and the general election, we lost the chance to be able to blame the GOPe, the RINOs and Romney. That’s all out the window now.

Shame on them who work against the Conservative movement in the name of conservatism.


189 posted on 08/23/2012 6:03:07 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: JediJones

I would love to see Todd Akin win so that he could say “Screw you” to the Republican establishment.

That would be a legitimate rape!


190 posted on 08/23/2012 6:03:41 PM PDT by QuestingElf
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To: QuestingElf

LOL!


191 posted on 08/23/2012 6:07:11 PM PDT by Herbster
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To: Mr. K
Somebody else here not in lock step with the "party line"?

My take is I think Mr. Akin stumbled over his words, but from what I can tell, didn’t mean any harm. I agree with Huckabee on this one. Doesn’t necessarily look like a substantive issue. Looks like a feeding frenzy.

192 posted on 08/23/2012 6:07:59 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Just mythoughts; xzins; wagglebee; editor-surveyor; Jim Robinson; so_real
And I am not convinced that a 12 year old rape victim could medically speaking, carry to term and birth a child without her 'health' being endangered.

No woman in history has ever carried a baby to term without her "health" being endangered.

FWIW Mary was probably 12 or 13 when she carried Jesus to term.

193 posted on 08/23/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: PapaNew
Doesn’t necessarily look like a substantive issue.

Well, then that's good news! I expect Akin to win Missouri according to what you say. So, there's no problem.

If you end up being wrong, however, and Harry Reid remains the Majority Leader, we have literally let the GOPe off the hook for the defeat. Say what you want about Akin but he is not part of the establishment therefore his defeat will be laid at our own feet. WE will own it.

194 posted on 08/23/2012 6:09:34 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: svcw
So then lets become the party that kills babies with glee to satisfy those independents, so they wont vote dem.

How about we keep our mouths shut until we have the ability to do more than inflame the lunatic liberals. Up until Akin opened his ill advised mouth these liberals had NOTHING to vote for. Let lying dogs sleep and win by using wisdom instead of losing from inflammatory language.

195 posted on 08/23/2012 6:12:00 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: P-Marlowe
FWIW Mary was probably 12 or 13 when she carried Jesus to term.

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On what evidence do you base that?

196 posted on 08/23/2012 6:12:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PapaNew

Feeding frenzies cannot happen to someone who is a good politician. That’s the difference between a good politician and a bad politician.

You can have the second best voting record next to Jesus but if you’re not a good politican your record is useless.


197 posted on 08/23/2012 6:14:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan
Say what you want about Akin but he is not part of the establishment therefore his defeat will be laid at our own feet. WE will own it.

This adds up to we may be back to a politically expedient "solution" whether or not the guy is actually being railroaded. If that's true, then I'd say maybe WE'VE become part of the problem.

198 posted on 08/23/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: trisham; wagglebee; xzins
On what evidence do you base that?

Tradition.

199 posted on 08/23/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: tsowellfan
You can have the second best voting record next to Jesus but if you’re not a good politican your record is useless.

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He has an excellent voting record, but he has damaged himself with his recent remarks. Time will tell if the wound is fatal.

200 posted on 08/23/2012 6:17:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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