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Democrats Shaking in Their Boots
CNS News ^ | 8/31/2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 08/31/2012 7:58:17 AM PDT by IbJensen

TAMPA, Fla. — The Republican National Convention started off as an anxiety-ridden, soggy, depressing mess on Monday morning. By Tuesday night, the Democratic Party and Barack Obama in particular had to be an anxiety-ridden, soggy, depressing mess.

The transition between Monday morning and Tuesday evening was stunning. The Republican Party went into the convention on a low note after Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Senate candidate, suggested that women's magic uteruses protect them from becoming pregnant via "legitimate rape," enmeshing the GOP in a battle of demagoguery over abortion.

Meanwhile, the convention had a legitimate shot at cancellation; it seemed that the entire city was going to shut down for Hurricane Isaac. And controversies over Sarah Palin and Ron Paul not being granted featured speaking slots at the RNC seemed to be fragmenting the RNC base.

And then there was Tuesday night.

Tuesday night the RNC showed that it has something it hasn't had since Reagan: star power and appeal to independents.

Both were on full display in the person of former Rep. Artur Davis. Davis, who is black, was one of the speakers who introduced Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008; he was, at the time, a sitting congressman from the state of Alabama. A Harvard Law graduate and famed stemwinder, he delivered an impassioned address on behalf of the then-senator.

How times have changed.

"Some of you may know, the last time I spoke at a convention, it turned out I was in the wrong place. So, Tampa, my fellow Republicans, thank you for welcoming me where I belong."

Davis is now a Republican. And he explained exactly why. "In all seriousness," he said, "do you know why so many of us believed? We led with our hearts and our dreams that we could be more inclusive than America had ever been, and no candidate had ever spoken so beautifully.

"But," he continued, "dreams meet daybreak: The jobless know what I mean, so do the families who wonder how this administration could wreck a recovery for three years and counting."

Davis wasn't the only spellbinder on the menu on Tuesday's opening night. Ann Romney appeared to give a joyous and well-calibrated address celebrating American woman and reintroducing her husband to the public as a solid husband and father, a caring human being and a trustworthy leader. Then, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie strode to the stage, clapping his hands in energetic anticipation. To say that the crowd was fired up would be an understatement.

There is juice to the Romney campaign. And Paul Ryan hasn't even spoken yet. The Obama machine no longer has the star power; they no longer have the orators. They have a rotten record — and it's a record on which they simply can't run.

No wonder they're scared.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: cheat; evilobamaregime; liar; phonyamerican
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What to do with a anxiety-ridden, soggy, depressing mess of a Hairy Reed?

The Republican Convention was intelligent,respectful, and to top it off..CLASS! This is something we have not seen in the White House since the Obamas moved in and took over the residence, our lives, economy and commenced to grow....the GOVERNMENT. You can't buy class, nor fake it..like pregnant either you is or you isn't.

I want to watch part of the DemocRAT gathering to see what the audience looks like and hear what the liars have to say about four more years of hope and change!

1 posted on 08/31/2012 7:58:19 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Democrats don’t wear boots - the men wear high heels and the women wear “comfortable shoes”.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: F15Eagle

Wasn’t “Forward” Mussolini’s slogan? Or was it some other Fascist, besides Obama?


4 posted on 08/31/2012 8:02:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: IbJensen

The Democrats are going to have Sandra Fluke and the head of Planned Parenthood, among others. They will push homosexual marriage and global warming and Obamacare, among other liberal causes.

The American people will see various far left causes pushed at the Democrat convention. There will be a big contrast with the Republicans.

The MSNBC and Daily Kos crowd will be happy with the Democrats pushing fear that the GOP will take away birth control pills and all of that. I predict that “middle America” will see through the charade the Democrats are planning to put out there.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 8:02:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: IbJensen

Joe Biden’s reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he doesn’t have to debate Ryan.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 8:02:49 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I look forward to seeing Sandra Fluck, the 30 something student who spends more time abed than in the classroom.

DemocRATs party of LGBTs, perverts and worn out female law students!


7 posted on 08/31/2012 8:04:51 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: F15Eagle

That’s the trouble with a “kept woman” (aka the pathetic leeches Obama has pandered to during his tenure)....

You give them a crib (Section 8); a phone (ObamaPhone); some Ribs (SNAP); some baby-no-baby-daddy milk & flakes (WICs); and some Newports, Lotto and Forty Cash (TANF); and they STILL COMPLAININ’!

It be tough to keep the b!tch satisified fo’ shizzle.....


8 posted on 08/31/2012 8:05:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Kenton

Perversely, I believe that the media will say that Joe Biden wins the VP debate.

Here’s why. The debate game is a game of expectations. They will build up Ryan’s debate skills and command of facts and figures, so as to say that Joe Biden has a very tough battle to debate Ryan. Then, the liberal media types, in their judgement, will say that Biden performed better than expected, and matched Ryan point for point, or some such drivel.

Add it all up, and Joe Biden will at worst battle to a draw with Ryan in debate, or at best, will be said to have won the debate by the “impartial judges” in the MSM.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 8:05:56 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: IbJensen

Then she must be givin it away to them Pakistani foreign students then. I wouldn’t touch it.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 8:06:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It will look like an insane set of priorties to people who want to see the economy improve and get on with their lives. It will hurt them.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 8:06:12 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: IbJensen

The vast majority of the speeches, though they were good, were delivered by people who do not represent the grass roots of the Party. The collection averaged out as pro-death, anti-marriage, pro-illegal, or just plain crazy, with a few token Conservatives tossed in to keep those troublesome TEA Partiers happy. As I said, as good as the speeches were, having them delivered by the likes of John McCain, C. Rice, Mitch McConnell, and Tim Pawlenty leaves them feeling hollow. Of course, to those who believe in the magic middle, like the GOP-E, it was a troubling convention as they would believe this knocks out Obama’s advantage.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 8:08:44 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: IbJensen

Democrat Convention prediction; Boundless unchecked distortions.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 8:09:41 AM PDT by Tugo (Romney & Ryan)
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To: F15Eagle

Poll to freep:

Poll
If the presidential election was held today, who gets your vote?
Thank you for your vote.

Barack Obama 34%
Mitt Romney 46%
Someone else 6%
Nobody 12%
Total votes: 250

http://www.sj-r.com/

Scroll down right side of page.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 8:10:37 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: IbJensen
I want to watch part of the DemocRAT gathering to see what the audience looks like and hear what the liars have to say about four more years of hope and change!

Friend, you have a stronger stomach than I do. My blood pressure won't allow me to watch that collection of Marxists, misfits, freaks and queers.

15 posted on 08/31/2012 8:11:00 AM PDT by Marathoner (GTFO: January 21, 2013)
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To: IbJensen

——— to see what the audience looks like-——

It’ll look like Walmart and Dollar Store on the 2nd of the month


16 posted on 08/31/2012 8:11:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: F15Eagle

Thanks for posting that pic, I have a new slogan for the dems

BARACKWARDS


17 posted on 08/31/2012 8:13:18 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: txrefugee
New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism
18 posted on 08/31/2012 8:16:23 AM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The American people will see various far left causes pushed at the Democrat convention.

Don't forget the chains and slavery bit. "The Republicans are trying to put you back in chains and enslave you!"

19 posted on 08/31/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: F15Eagle

The whole Dem strategy hinged on Romney being some sort of a cross between Snidely Whipflash and a wooden Indian. Clearly that dog ain’t gonna hunt.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 8:16:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IbJensen

Sandra Fluke sounds like a dying cat or a chimp playing a violin. My God that woman’s voice is worse than finger nails on a chalkboard. I thought 0bama was AGAINST torture!!!!!!


21 posted on 08/31/2012 8:16:58 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Talking about shaking, the 7.6 earthquake near the Philippines might throw a monkey wrench into Hillary’s plans to visit that part of the world next week. They have issued Tsunami warnings in Japan, Indonesia and a bunch of other places.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 8:19:47 AM PDT by Eva
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To: F15Eagle

Interesting historical note for those who don’t know. “Forward” in English is “vpered” in Russian. Do a Google or Bing search. Check out the use of this term in the first half of the 20th century.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 8:21:01 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: IbJensen
I didn't think that Mr. Akin's statement was a particularly stellar moment in political history, but, on the other hand, Mr. Akin did not set the standard for rape. Whoopi Goldberg did.

Her description of 44-year-old Roman Polanski having sex with and sodomizing a 13-year-girl was, in the words of The Whoop, "not rape rape. It was something else."

She further let us know that it wasn't rape rape because--her words--"Europeans have sex with children all the time."

It is my hope that my use of the imagery of sodomy on a 13-year-old girl doesn't spice up the day of, or tempt any Democrats who happen to be trolling here today.

But I think the accompanying image of Whoopi Goldberg should shrink those Wurlitzers, right?
24 posted on 08/31/2012 8:22:47 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Historically candidates that focus on social issues do very poorly at the polls.

Democrats are wading into a tar pit here without even realizing it.

People are scared for their future, they want ideas and solutions not sermons about "a woman's right to choice" and birth control

25 posted on 08/31/2012 8:23:51 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: IbJensen

At first I was disappointed that the GOP convention and its speakers lacked fire and did not directly attack Obama, but I think the generally civil tone of the GOP convention will be a stark contrast to the likely vitriol filled Democrat convention. I expect that every speaker at the Democrat convention will lambast Romney and Ryan and seek to scare voters, but will never address what Obama has done other than to blame Bush for making it so bad that Obama needs another four years to “fix” things.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 8:24:23 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Ingtar

You don’t win elections preaching to the choir.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 8:25:19 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: IbJensen
The Obama machine no longer has the star power; they no longer have the orators.

Whaa, ya fuget Joe Biden?

28 posted on 08/31/2012 8:25:55 AM PDT by varon (The silent patriots stand guard!)
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To: MNJohnnie

When the choir is starting to show a tendency to wander off, it helps to pay them some mind.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 8:28:52 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: IbJensen

There is something just nasty about the name Sandra Fluke. I’m not quite certain what it is, but every time I hear or see her name, I feel as if I need a shower, and the need to call a Catholic priest.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 8:30:43 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Kenton
First prize! Comment of the day.

Joe Biden’s reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he doesn’t have to debate Ryan.

May I steal that for my tag line?

31 posted on 08/31/2012 8:33:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: The Great RJ

RED MEAT fires up your base, it pumps the blood and gets them going, but elections aren’t won by your base, they are won by your casual voters.

This election, to win, is about letting those people who voted for Obama last time, and now recognize it was a mistake, that they have a serious alternative and why. You can’t club them in the face pointing out their mistake constantly with a club, its hard enough for humans to admit an error, let alone admit the error and act to correct it.

That was the message of the debate, you voted for him, its okay, you made a mistake its now time to fix it. This is a much better sell then “WHAT THEY HELL WERE YOU THINKING 4 YEARS AGO YOU IDIOT!! DON’T DO IT AGAIN!!!”

There is little doubt it will be far more civil, Obama is still arguing class warfare in his stump speeches, he hasn’t solidified his base, so you know the DNC convention will be ugly and nasty and that will turn off the casual voter.


32 posted on 08/31/2012 8:34:15 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Ingtar

Holy smoke, guy. The next time there is a mine cave-in or an earthquake in China, I’m not calling you to talk it over.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 8:34:17 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Ingtar

I’m from Minnesota and I am tired of people dissing Tim Pawlenty. He was a very GOOD governor for our state. He was governor in a liberal state where the House and Senate were in the control of the DFL (Democrat-Farm-Labor) party. It’s been that was ever since in about 1968 the state changed from identifying candidates as Conservative or Liberal (when conservatives were winning control) to identifing candidates as Republican or DFL. Go figure. I know good people who voted for conservative candidates until they changed the party designation, and then they began voting for the DFL candidates. Go figure.

Happily in 2010, the conservatives in MN finally reversed that record, we took control of both the House and the Senate!!!!

Tim Pawlenty single handedly protected the state of Minnesota from bankruptcy. He vetoed lots of pork barrel projects. For his efforts he was chastised repeatedly by the usual suspects: the unions, the news media, the education industry, etc.

I did NOT support Tim for the presidency. He is not flashy enough, not charismatic at all, not a great orator, but he is a good man, and he comes from genuine middle class roots. He is a social conservative as well as a fiscal conservative. To remain such when governing a state like Minnesota, is remarkable. He disappointed me with a few of his decisions - like his endorsement of John McCain in 2008, and his short dalliance with global warming (which he has since recanted), but he is a good man with good conservative instincts.

This is just my two cents worth.

Folks, when a Republican becomes governor of a liberal state (like Minnesota or Massachusetts) we cannot expect him/her to be able to walk on water, lower the rise of the oceans,heal the planet (like Obama promised he would do), etc. We need to be realistic.

Finally, there are few politicians with the courage and resolve of Scott Walker. That is why he is so admired today! Although we wish all our candidates had such tenacity and moral convictions, alas it is unreasonable to expect our entire lineup to match his record. But we can HOPE, can’t we?

After last night, I feel really encouraged. There were times when I felt that my beloved Mother was looking down and thinking, “YES! My country can be healed”. Or perhaps the ghost of Ronald Reagan???

So, with the help of Almighty God, and the hard work of us all, we can win this election, not just at the top, but all the way down the ballots!!!!


34 posted on 08/31/2012 8:35:01 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: V_TWIN

AWESOME!


35 posted on 08/31/2012 8:36:17 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: IbJensen
I look forward to seeing Sandra Fluck

You may be disappointed... as twisted as the 'rats may be, and as promiscuous as she has admitted herself to be, I don't think they're actually going to allow Ms. Fluke to do that on camera.

But, I could be wrong...

36 posted on 08/31/2012 8:36:35 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Ingtar
You posting history betrays you.

You were never going to listen with an open mind to anything the GOP did in Tampa so your opinion here is worth then useless.

You are merely desperately failing around for something to validate your per-conceived emotion based opinions.

37 posted on 08/31/2012 8:37:22 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: Kenton
Joe Biden’s reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he doesn’t have to debate Ryan.

DU-Dems think the wise old Biden is going to school the young whippersnapper. They are the same ones who decorated their Fitzmas trees prematurely, and were dreaming of a post traumatic Wisconsin when Walker was recalled and in jail.

38 posted on 08/31/2012 8:38:55 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
May I steal that for my tag line?

With my compliments!

39 posted on 08/31/2012 8:41:21 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Kenton

I’m not sure Joe is that aware of his situation.

I think he exists in a Wash DC dream world, LOL


40 posted on 08/31/2012 8:44:45 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: The Great RJ

I hope these perverted socialist speakers shout, spit and slobber all over themselves to get their message of hate out!


41 posted on 08/31/2012 8:45:38 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Gumdrop

So, Pawlenty = Romney.


42 posted on 08/31/2012 8:46:56 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nascarnation

Joe has a condo in LSD (Lower, Slower Delaware).


43 posted on 08/31/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: IbJensen

They damn well better be.

And Sandra Fluck isn’t going to help them at all.


44 posted on 08/31/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Ingtar
What could you possibly mean byr eferring to any of the speakers at the convention as just plain crazy? You sound like an old Democrat warhorse who loves his party deeply, but I feel certain you have no idea why.
45 posted on 08/31/2012 8:49:25 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Actually, I was desperately hoping for something to invalidate what I expected, rationally, from these people. I would like nothing better than to be proven wrong on Romney. Using supporters of abortion, defining down marriage, amnesty, and RomBamaCare is not the way to give an excuse to support him. The GOP will likely be lucky as the viewership was down so much for this convention, the only thing most people will see is sound bites.

As for posting history, I expect you would have been ready to rationalize as brilliant anything Romney did, even if he had picked Al Gore as his running mate.


46 posted on 08/31/2012 8:51:43 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"The Democrats are going to have Sandra Fluke...."

One of the best lines of the week was Bill O'Reilly wondering what kind of balloons the Dems would drop after Fluke's speech.

47 posted on 08/31/2012 8:53:13 AM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
DU-Dems think the wise old Biden is going to school the young whippersnapper.

I hope they think that. They've been acting a little discouraged lately, I'd rather have them filled with false hope when they send "Crazy Ol' Uncle Joe" up against Ryan.

We all know that Biden will be destroyed and the 'Rats will be humiliated by it. We'll all be watching, and we want them to watch too.

It won't be nearly as much fun if they just accept that it will be a big embarrassment and slink off to the basement to play video games...

48 posted on 08/31/2012 8:54:08 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: IbJensen

Crazy = Ron Paul (video).


49 posted on 08/31/2012 8:54:14 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Kenton

Joe Biden’s reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he doesn’t have to debate Ryan.

Ole Joe will have to speak at the convention next week. I won’t miss that for anything


50 posted on 08/31/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by Figment
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