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Floor fight:Grass-roots activists battle-RNC delegate rules-Updt:Palin: “..attack grass-roots;”
Michelle Malkin ^ | 8-28-12 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 08/28/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT by STARWISE

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Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots;” RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declare”no objections” over massive boos on floor

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Update 3:34pm Eastern Dissidents have until 3:47pm Eastern to gather enough signatures to force the floor vote, according to right-leaning Examiner’s Tim Carney, who is on scene. Left-leaning BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller, also on scene, says it appears dissidents have gathered enough signatures for minority report on Rule 12, but not yet on Rule 15(16).

Carney says that Drew McKissck has emailed a minority report to RNC leaders within the rules deadline…

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Update: 4:34pm Eastern Well, that was…something else. First, Maine delegates were replaced with Romney people. Then, rules chairman John Sununu and GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner stood on stage at the RNC to rule on the compromise rules report. No minority report was mentioned. When asked for yeas and nays on the report, the room seemed equally divided. Boehner forged ahead and approved the report over loud boos and calls of “point of order” from activists on the floor.

No vote on the minority report.

FW’s Dean Clancy observes: “If @SpeakerBoehner had been wielding the Speaker’s gavel instead of the GOP convention gavel, he wouldn’t have gotten away with that trick.”

And the show went on…GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn just declared that “this has been a great exercise in grass-roots” and that GOP stands for “Great Opportunity Party.”

Rob Port:

Watch until about 2:39:00 when Speaker of the House John Boehner takes the podium and asks for a voice vote on the rules. The “nays” from the floor were at least as loud as the “yeas,” but Boehner approved the rules “without objection.”

What a joke.

Meanwhile, a North Dakota delegate texted me from the floor of the convention saying that they were instructed to chant “USA” (you can hear it during the video) to drown out the dissenters.


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Reams of info above the *snip* at the beginning about the ongoing process today in Tampa. I just posted the recent updates about this fight. Grass roots, small govt pubbies need to fight the GOP-E!! No Beltway bromides .. no Paulite nuttiness, no Karl Rove machinations and deceipt!!
1 posted on 08/28/2012 2:15:17 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; ...

..Ding!


2 posted on 08/28/2012 2:16:11 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

It’s the coup that we all knew was coming.

The elites in DC are going to stomp all over the people who got them where they are.

They are just as big a scumbag as the DNC and their ilk. No real difference.

George Wallace was right...........


3 posted on 08/28/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: STARWISE

And the pure party bots can do nothing but scream that its all Ron Paul’s fault.

Its like jumping off a cliff and blaming gravity for making the ground so hard.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: STARWISE
Boehner and Mr. RomneyCARE have screwed the conservatives, and in doing so, themselves.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 2:20:58 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: STARWISE
I sent an email to the Michigan Republican Party withdrawing. I've been R since 1969 in Indiana, New Mexico, and the People's Republics of Massachusetts and Michigan.

No more.

6 posted on 08/28/2012 2:21:54 PM PDT by garyb
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To: STARWISE

I have heard that the Virginia delegation is going to vote against all changes in unison.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:22:43 PM PDT by 103198
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To: STARWISE

The only slime that approaches the depth of the Obamadork collection of felons is that of our very own Republican elites.

May the flies of a thousand outhouses come to rest on their dinners.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the thread. Will catch up when I get home.....I hope. UGH, what a nightmare.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 2:24:51 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the thread. Will catch up when I get home.....I hope. UGH, what a nightmare.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 2:25:07 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: STARWISE

There was a Democrat that infamously tried to pull what Boehner did when he was presiding over the gavel. He railroaded the vote,wouldn’t allow a count..said the bill passed...and eventually got reprimanded. Can’t remember the name but I feel as much outrage over Boehner pulling the same type of stunt.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 2:26:55 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Red Badger; All

So sickening ... infuriating.

God love you, Andrew .. you led the way .. may we absorb your courage and truth.... even against our so-called pubbies. They’re invested in the status quo, their empires, net worth and elections .. they’re not on OUR side!!

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FIRST SCREENING – “HATING BREITBART” Wednesday Outside RNC Convention – Reserve Tickets Here
Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 1:06 PM

The first screening of “Hating Breitbart” will be held outside of the RNC Convention on Wendesday in Tampa, Florida.

The show starts at 2:00 PM.

“Hating Breitbart” tells the story of how one man with a website, a computer and the courage of a lion upended the traditional press and repeatedly found himself the target of a media feeding frenzy.

The film is scheduled for a fall release – And it is Amazing.

You can see it first at the Chennelside Cinema 10 IMAX just blocks from the Convention Center.
Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CyRnXx2cEF8

God rest your soul .. you are so missed!


12 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:04 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

What’s going on down there is serious. If you read the hour-by-hour transcript, it is obvious that the GOP-e is defeat out of the jaws of victory.

It seems to be an effort to purge the non-GOP-e from the party.

History may look back at this moment as the time the moment that spawned another party that eventually replaces the GOP. Yea, imho, it really is that serious.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:16 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: RummyChick

Who were the Maine delegates that were removed, representing? Some conservative? No? I didn’t think so.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:16 PM PDT by Eva
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To: STARWISE

We have to get rid of Obama.

After that I’m going third party. I really am. I promise. I’ll take my queues from Rush and Palin, who I think have the power to take it to the party elite.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:52 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Da Coyote

May the fleas from a thousand camels inhabit their navel!


16 posted on 08/28/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Hannity pressed Rick Santorum on these issues and RS appeared to be apathetic about it.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 2:32:14 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: cripplecreek

No. The Paulistinians only gave them the excuse to stomp out the grass roots, not the motivation.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 2:34:48 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Diogenesis
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19 posted on 08/28/2012 2:35:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: STARWISE

This IS “Paulite” nonsense. The Paulers orchestrated this delay in the convention to further divide the “inside the Beltway” Republicans from the social conservatives. It didn’t take much, but it worked and they got Ron Paul’s face in all the pictures of the convention, today, instead Romney’s picture.

Just what the Democrats and the Paulers were hoping for.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 2:35:54 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

no they were RuPaulists. It is ironic, these were the rules the McCain people put four years ago.

I agree with MM 90% of the time, but 10% of the time she is a nag.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 2:36:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: STARWISE

This is not going to bode well for Romney on November 6th —


22 posted on 08/28/2012 2:36:30 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: STARWISE; Jim Robinson

All these “romney is a conservative” bot are silent now. How does the knife in the back feel?

As JR has said on another thread “I’ve told you so”


23 posted on 08/28/2012 2:37:27 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: STARWISE; LibLieSlayer; little jeremiah; Lilpug15; Lilyjuslan; maggief; Mama Shawna; Marathoner; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots”

24 posted on 08/28/2012 2:38:42 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: cripplecreek

Ron Paul didn’t miss. This went off just as he planned.

Ron Paul hates Mitch Romney almost as much as he hated Rick Santorum, not quite, but almost.

Ron Paul prefers Barack Obama to either Mitt Romney, or Rick Santorum, or Newt Gingrich for that matter.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 2:38:56 PM PDT by Eva
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To: STARWISE

LoL....and people didn’t expect these types of antics to occur?


26 posted on 08/28/2012 2:42:49 PM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: Eva

Tell yourself whatever you want. I really don’t care.


27 posted on 08/28/2012 2:42:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: onyx; All

... We have to remember that this election is not just about replacing the party in power. It’s about who and what we replace it with. Grassroots conservatives know this. Without the energy and wisdom of the grassroots, the GOP would not have had the historic 2010 electoral victories.

That’s why the controversial rule change being debated at the RNC convention right now is so very disappointing. It’s a direct attack on grassroots activists by the GOP establishment, and it must be rejected. Please follow the link to Michelle Malkin’s article about this.

Michelle Malkin » Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate.
michellemalkin.com

Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate rules

http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin


28 posted on 08/28/2012 2:44:58 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Sounds like our last county convention with the same result.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 2:45:29 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Eva

Lie all you want, RomneyBOT.

This is ONLY about FASCIST ROMNEY and his
weasel lawyer who demand all bow
to Mr. RomneyCARE’s DEATH PANEL/TARP agendae.


30 posted on 08/28/2012 2:47:34 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis

Boehner is a maggot. He’s never even come close to getting that tough with the dictator in the White House in all this time.


31 posted on 08/28/2012 2:48:02 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Godzilla

Yup. We told you so. Those of us who have taken pipe from the ABO crowd - (which in reality meant Vote Romney No matter What) refused to listen to reason when it was explained that the Ruling Class foisting of Romney upon us, was to ensure that Conservatism is made politically irrelevant.

Well, today proves our point - even if the Ron Paul Mob Zombies tried to capitalize on it.

Romney ensures an Obama and /or Ruling Class win. They hate us as much as the Obama MarxoFascists do. They want a seat at the table of MarxoFascism to have a hand in the money and power over what is left of America.

I will never vote for Romney, even if he had Palin on his ticket.

It’s time to go third party and let the GOP go the way of the Whigs. I am forever done with the GOP and any candidate who runs on their ticket.


32 posted on 08/28/2012 2:49:20 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: STARWISE

bfl


33 posted on 08/28/2012 2:50:24 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: mrsmel

Don’t disparage maggots. They have a role in life.

Boehner, Obama’s buddy, and now the SOROS-ROMNEY
attack dog, is scum for what he has done deliberately
to ruin conservative principles.

This COULD have gone another way, but given Mr.RomneyCARE,
in retrospect, it had to be his cheating way.


34 posted on 08/28/2012 2:51:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Red Badger

I know what you mean. I posted “I miss George Wallace” not long ago and was called a racist. I guess most people hear the name and immediately think lynchings. Do they now teach in school that Wallace personally hung blacks?


35 posted on 08/28/2012 2:54:42 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: INVAR

the eGOP want us to BOHICA. Glad the Paul supporters raised the stink as well as Rush and Levin.


36 posted on 08/28/2012 3:02:47 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: STARWISE
A Twenty Year Old Score to Settle?

By: Erick Erickson (Diary)  |  August 28th at 01:04 PM



I’ve been talking to some of the older delegates who have been around for a while. They have a theory that only people who’ve been in politics at this level for a very long time could come up with.

Back in 1992, John Sununu had been pushed out of the White House as Chief of Staff, but was still a committed partisan for George H. W. Bush. Ben Ginsberg was a lawyer with the Republican Party.

In 1992, Pat Buchanan challenged George H. W. Bush, forced his way into the convention as a speaker, and lots of conservatives rallied to him. It was a very bad year for Team George H. W. Bush and to this day social conservatives and Pat Buchanan get blamed.

This year, John Sununu and Ben Ginsberg are with Mitt Romney. They saw an upstart campaign from Rick Santorum, who rallied social conservatives like Pat Buchanan did in 1992. He got himself onto the convention stage with a speech, tonight, on welfare that a number of prominent Republicans are worried about.

The guys who’ve been old hands at this for a long time have gotten it in their heads that these rule changes Team Romney keeps coming up with is payback from Ginsberg and Sununu going back to 1992. It doesn’t matter whether it is true or not, they are muttering about it in the halls and it fits as the only rational explanation to a number of these guys.

One of them laughingly told me, “They had Phyllis [Schlafly] give her seal of approval to the platform. Now they’ll make sure they never have to listen to her or the rest of us again.”

Old politicos never actually get over grudges on either side within either party ever.



37 posted on 08/28/2012 3:03:14 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Terry Mross

I miss George Wallace................................... I miss Curtis LeMay more.


38 posted on 08/28/2012 3:03:14 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (tALIBAN, ITS A FAMILY, CLAN, TRIBE THING)
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To: Diogenesis
learn....small grasshopper.....
39 posted on 08/28/2012 3:04:13 PM PDT by jimsin (u)
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To: INVAR

I have a feeling you might as well vote third party because the republicans do not want to win and WON’T win.

As for wasting your vote, I voted for mccain and I feel like I REALLY wasted my vote.


40 posted on 08/28/2012 3:05:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: STARWISE

It doesn’t make any difference to me — I wasn’t going tovote for the S.O.B. anyway. Romney/Obama, Obamney, Robama, whatever, you can’t tell ‘em apart in a dark room. This is just another reason to vote for the person (not neccesarily the candidate) you feel is best qualified for the job.

Whichever candidate wins the Presidency, we Americans are going to lose. Voting for either of them is tacit approval of whatever they do. They’ll do it but you will have enabled and approved it with your vote.

Enjoy the descent into Socialism. You’ve earned it!

Vote Sarah Palin. Your vote may not count for her but at least it won’t count against you!


41 posted on 08/28/2012 3:07:47 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: jimsin

Do you have that photo of Mitt raising money for abortions, as a fund raiser for Planned Parenthood?


42 posted on 08/28/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Brookhaven

About time people got serious don’t ya think?

There are two political forces in the USA, the ruling class and the country class.

The democrats and their little puppets known as the GOP-e form the aristocracy. The rest form the peasantry.

The idea of Republicans versus Democrats is an illusion.

The real parties should step forward as The Tea Party versus the Statist Party. That would be a more accurate representation.


43 posted on 08/28/2012 3:16:57 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: jimsin
Learn about your own Master, RomneyBOT.

"Win. Lose. Who cares. I am in it for the money
and my socialist agenda."

44 posted on 08/28/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: onyx; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks STARWISE and onyx.


45 posted on 08/28/2012 3:23:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Perdogg

“Hannity pressed Rick Santorum on these issues and RS appeared to be apathetic about it.”

I’m apathetic as well. Why are people wasting so much energy on something so meaningless? The primaries have displaced the convention’s role in the nomination process. The platform was written before the convention started. There’s nothing going in Tampa worth getting worked up over. The Romneybots are going overboard trying to make sure order is maintained for this little dog and pony show, despite the presence of so many Paulists. Good for them. I don’t even care if we have a convention, I certainly don’t care how they conduct it, as long as they can keep from embarrassing themselves on TV.


46 posted on 08/28/2012 3:27:00 PM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: STARWISE

“Without the energy and wisdom of the grassroots, the GOP would not have had the historic 2010 electoral victories.”

AND it was a BLOWOUT! You wouldn’t know it by the timid, media courting behavior of the elite establishment since. Reagan stood up, called Carter MR. CARTER, talked straight about the mess the Carter administration had made of the country, and STOOD . . never mind how ASHAMED and MORTIFIED the country club RNC elites were. Now Reagan lives in legend, and the RNC elites live in anonymity and hard headedness, still straining to be “accepted” by Chris Matthews.


47 posted on 08/28/2012 3:27:10 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Diogenesis

I really do not think republicans care whether or not they win this election. Unfortunately they are more concerned about destroying their own. More and more I’m thinking this is all they ever meant to do. Their hatred of their base is incredibly passionate. They do not deserve to be in Washington. They seem to be capable of nothing more than destruction.


48 posted on 08/28/2012 3:29:36 PM PDT by formosa
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DNC Proceeds With 2-Hour Islamic ‘Jumah’ Prayers (And You Won’t Believe Who’s Invited)
The Blaze | 8/27/12 | Erica Ritz
Posted on 08/28/2012 1:05:10 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2923884/posts


49 posted on 08/28/2012 3:30:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Blackyce

It beats me. Hannity also talked with Michelle Bachmann about the convention and MB did not mention one word about it.


50 posted on 08/28/2012 3:30:26 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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