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Guess who's defending Akin now
Politico ^ | 8/31/12 | Alexander Burns

Posted on 08/31/2012 10:23:56 AM PDT by DallasBiff

Newt Gingrich on Thursday came to Todd Akin’s defense, calling the embattled Missouri Senate candidate “honorable” and “sincere.”

Speaking to POLITICO’s Mike Allen at the Playbook Afternoon Snack event here, the former House speaker said the controversy surrounding Akin’s recent “legitimate rape” comments was a “good example of why the power structure in Washington sometimes ought to take a deep breath.”

“Todd Akin made a mistake. He’s an honorable guy, he’s a sincere guy. He said something stupid. There was a firestorm,” Gingrich said.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
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Ok, everybody take a deep breath, and an independent observer could see, there are faults on the three sides, the people against the imaginary GOP-e, the so called GOP-e, who went bat who know what over Akin's remarks, and the democrats who think they have shark chum in the water.

My advice is for Akin to focus on McCaskill and her failures, and not be bitter, about the firestorm, he Akin had caused.

BTW, do the people on Akin's side, have a battle plan after September 25th, the deadline for Akin to drop out, when McCaskill unleashes the lions from her war chest.

Is Todd Akin ready for prime time? Will he focus on the GOP or the true threat Claire McCaskill?

1 posted on 08/31/2012 10:24:01 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff
Is Todd Akin ready for prime time? Will he focus on the GOP or the true threat Claire McCaskill?

Akin has to raise money, and using the GOP-E as the fulcrum to place his money-raising lever makes sense.

Akin will also have to spend his smaller war chest carefully. I would say "after the World Series", but that goes into November these days. Anywa, August is too early.
2 posted on 08/31/2012 10:28:26 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: DallasBiff

This is good news for Akin if true. Newt Gingrich is Tea Party. McCaskill must be getting worried now IMHO.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 10:29:17 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: DallasBiff

What a great response by Newt after having to endure those idiotic murder comments by Tinky Winky Rove.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 10:31:10 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: DallasBiff

Everything Newt says is correct. The guy had what I call a “senior moment” and the rats have enough of them without being called out for it. Give this guy a break.

I believe he will come out of it and win. We need the win.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 10:32:03 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: DallasBiff

Thanks Newt! I sorta wished you supported him when the heat was on and the JERKS who were going over the top stupid with the situation would have heard from you. It is good to see you supporting him today. Akin for President 2016...Anybody who can withstand the stress and negativity that he did can EASILY withstand a Presidential run.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 10:33:02 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: New Jersey Realist

7 posted on 08/31/2012 10:33:50 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: DallasBiff

My advice is for Akin to focus on McCaskill and her failures, and not be bitter, about the firestorm, he Akin had caused.

Bull crap. He deserves to be bitter and when he is elected, he won’t have anyone he owes favors too. He did not cause the firestorm. The STUPID idiots who complained did. It would never had been noticed had the idiots on our side complaining. The Republicans are COMPLETELY at fault over this.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 10:35:02 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: napscoordinator
Bull crap. He deserves to be bitter and when he is elected, he won’t have anyone he owes favors too

I see, you believe bitterness is an attribute, as Obama does.

See the movie 2016.

9 posted on 08/31/2012 10:38:48 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: napscoordinator
Bull crap. He deserves to be bitter

What kind of a liberal statement is that? Akin made a mistake. He admitted it. Bitterness is the trait of democrats. It was Akin's fault.

Now move on with this campaign or he WILL lose! McCaskill is the opposition. It's time to MAN UP and fight that opposition.

10 posted on 08/31/2012 10:39:57 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: DallasBiff
Is Todd Akin ready for prime time? Will he focus on the GOP or the true threat Claire McCaskill?

My prediction (FWIW): Akin beats McCaskill, hands-down. Even though he has less money to deploy, thanks to Rience Preibus (sp???) and friends. They folded like a cheap suitcase at the first sign of "trouble." So much for political courage, so much for fortitude in the defense of a great conservative candidate.

And Karl Rove's comments were sickening to me.... I used to LOVE that guy! Now I learn I must take him with a grain of salt....

11 posted on 08/31/2012 10:50:03 AM PDT by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: tsowellfan
This is good news for Akin if true.

Gingrich's former campaign manager, Rick Tyler, is working for the Akin campaign now as well.

12 posted on 08/31/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DallasBiff

See the movie 2016.

Already saw it. You are the worst one of all. The way you treated Akin is treason. I think you deserve to apologize directly to Akin!


13 posted on 08/31/2012 10:55:57 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: betty boop
My prediction (FWIW): Akin beats McCaskill, hands-down. Even though he has less money to deploy, thanks to Rience Preibus (sp???) and friends. They folded like a cheap suitcase at the first sign of "trouble."

"trouble"? Akin was troubling during that interview, especially about the question of rape and abortion, and everybody knows it.

Now the question is on who he blames for his(Akin's) mistake, the GOP or himself, and can he get over his bitterness of making a self inflicted wound or focus on Claire McCaskill.

Notice how Akin has kept his mouth shut he is up in the polls against McCaskill.

14 posted on 08/31/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: napscoordinator
Already saw it. You are the worst one of all. The way you treated Akin is treason. I think you deserve to apologize directly to Akin!

Wow, you sound like Stalin, making me apologize for something I didn't say.

15 posted on 08/31/2012 11:00:01 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Do you work for Rove????


16 posted on 08/31/2012 11:02:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DallasBiff

A typical liberal. No wonder you are sucking up to Romney.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 11:02:22 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Do you work for Rove????

No I do not. I'm just a blue collar worker who gets sick of the pro-life lobby hubris, and BTW, I am pro-life, and thinks that Roe V. Wade was a travesty.

18 posted on 08/31/2012 11:06:29 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: napscoordinator
A typical liberal. No wonder you are sucking up to Romney.

As you are sucking up to Obama/McCaskill.

19 posted on 08/31/2012 11:08:10 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

I hope you will forgive me if I don’t believe you.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 11:10:51 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DallasBiff

You are so demented. No Akin is going to win and then you are going to be in a corner crying your eyes out. You are part of the destroy Akin group. The GOPe picked Romney so he best do his work to get elected. I am one vote that is it.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 11:11:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: DallasBiff
I am a current Candidate for a House seat in MO as a Republican. I proudly support Todd and will continue to do so until Todd decides to withdraw (UNLIKELY). So let's get with the program and stay focused on the main goal, GETTING RID OF CLAIRE.
Withholding funds does not do our party and good and lessens our chance of doing so. Suck it up anti Toddsters and get behind the effort to oust Claire.
Todd made a misstatement and apologized over and over, he is the one we elected so quit trying to appoint someone else. If you want to win the Senate don't change horses in mid stream at this late date. Oh and yes, you better restore funding.
22 posted on 08/31/2012 11:14:49 AM PDT by YOMO
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To: Uncle Chip
I hope you will forgive me if I don’t believe you

Whatever, you must be a democrat, since you think that a blue collar worker like myself has no political mind.

I really don't care if you have the same mindset of Nancy Pelosi.

23 posted on 08/31/2012 11:14:56 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

So you don’t forgive me then???


24 posted on 08/31/2012 11:17:39 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: napscoordinator
You are so demented. No Akin is going to win and then you are going to be in a corner crying your eyes out. You are part of the destroy Akin group

I will be happy with joy when McCaskill is out, the thing I am concerned about are persons like you, who hate the GOP more than the democrats, and that if Todd Akin listens to you more.

25 posted on 08/31/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: Uncle Chip
So you don’t forgive me then???

Why should I forgive you, when you don't believe(forgive) me.

26 posted on 08/31/2012 11:23:07 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

So then I guess Rove is a Democrat too or is this how the GOPe speak about one of their own:

“In a closed-door fundraiser at the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove reportedly joked about the murder of Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin.

“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2924967/posts


27 posted on 08/31/2012 11:23:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DallasBiff
Hey Dallas, Rove and his highhanded moderate cronies did what they could to put on the ballot a candidate of their choosing.... If you can, look at Akin’s voting record during the Bush years.... Akin was a conservative ‘spender’ not a moderate sending US into a debt crisis..

Yes Akin did give these little toadies the opportunity to shove him out, but, this was not the beginning, and his ‘pro-life’ stand is the least of what bugs and bothers these fiscal liberals.

28 posted on 08/31/2012 11:26:18 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Have you donated to the 'resurrection of Akin' yet?)
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To: Uncle Chip
So then I guess Rove is a Democrat too or is this how the GOPe speak about one of their own:

Get over it, I guess you switched your vote to Dukakis in 88, when President Reagan made a joke about bombing the Soviet Union in 1985.

29 posted on 08/31/2012 11:26:43 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

What Akin said was probably not the most articulate thing I have ever heard, but I have heard much worse from democRATS.

Why shouldn’t Akin not try to win this race?


30 posted on 08/31/2012 11:30:36 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Just mythoughts; Uncle Chip
Yes Akin did give these little toadies the opportunity to shove him out,

So he should take responsibility and not have others on FR say he is not responsible for his words, as Uncle Chip.

31 posted on 08/31/2012 11:31:16 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

You changed the subject rather quickly for a meek little blue collar worker. Is it acceptable in your book of ethics for someone to say this:

“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2924967/posts

Why aren’t you calling on Rove to resign???


32 posted on 08/31/2012 11:33:16 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Why aren’t you calling on Rove to resign???

See reply #29.

Now the question to you is why you hate Karl Rove more than Claire McCaskill.

33 posted on 08/31/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff
So he should take responsibility and not have others on FR say he is not responsible for his words, as Uncle Chip.

What exactly Dallas do you mean 'take' responsibility. I do believe Akin spent a whole week apologizing for his words. Maybe you should practice what you preach. I can't wait for Rove to take responsibility for the havoc he has created across this nation. But what is he just one of those more special animals described in Animal Farm?

We in Missouri can vote in our own elections and if Akin can get his supporters to really support him with political life, cash, lots of it then Akin can really represent we citizens of Missouri. I think that is what the arrogant highhanded moderates fear more than anything else. An independent senator that cannot be bribed or bought that is an actual conservative....

34 posted on 08/31/2012 11:39:44 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Have you donated to the 'resurrection of Akin' yet?)
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To: DallasBiff
Now the question to you is why you hate Karl Rove more than Claire McCaskill.

No -- the question to you is why you and Karl Rove hate Akin more than you want to defeat Claire McCaskill???

35 posted on 08/31/2012 11:40:51 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DallasBiff
Get over it, I guess you switched your vote to Dukakis in 88, when President Reagan made a joke about bombing the Soviet Union in 1985.

So this is your defense of Karl Rove's joke about Akin????

Not even a call for him to apologize???

You Rovists on this forum are too much.

36 posted on 08/31/2012 11:45:39 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Just mythoughts
What exactly Dallas do you mean 'take' responsibility. I do believe Akin spent a whole week apologizing for his words.

Please, Akin took a day to half-heartedly to "apologize" for his remarks, and the he flew to Tampa to listen to his echo chamber.

BTW, have you noticed that since Todd Akin has kept his mouth shut, he is now equal in the polls.

All he has to do is keep his mouth shut, but his hubris won't let him.

37 posted on 08/31/2012 11:49:42 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: Uncle Chip
Not even a call for him to apologize???

Who caused this firestorm, Todd Akin or Karl Rove.

Never mind, you will say something like that there was a gun behind the scene being held by Karl Rove towards Todd Akin, when Todd Akin made his stupid remarks.

38 posted on 08/31/2012 11:53:37 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff; Alamo-Girl
"trouble"? Akin was troubling during that interview, especially about the question of rape and abortion, and everybody knows it.

So, I'm supposed to accept that a man of sterling character and rock-solid conservative principles is to be thrown under the bus, because he had a mild case of "foot in the mouth disease?"

Nobody on earth with the possible exception of that ninny, Barbara Boxer, would see in Akin's remarks any indication that he was trying to "legitimize" rape. Or to see that it is anything but a criminal act, a horrific crime perpetrated mainly against women.

But Akin's question — Who should pay the price for the crime? The perpetrator of it, or the innocent pre-born child? — is worth thinking about.

The GOP-E (whatever that is) wants him "dead" because Akin actually supports — passionately — the right to life; but it is inconvenient to their plans that a "social issue" like this should intrude on their carefully constructed plans for winning this election (including the Senate).

Whatta bunch of wussies!

I mean, I know they like to do things "by the numbers" (read: polls). But what about defending the principles which are clearly stated in the GOP platform, and the people who advance them — like Akin?

My sense is Akin is taking the fight to McCaskill, not wasting time defending himself against the GOP establishment. He may be short on bucks, but I believe he will win this fight.

It seems to me the people of Missouri aren't a bunch of dithering morons who run for the hills anytime there is a fabricated "problem" like this.

The choice between Akin and McCaskill is certainly clear enough. She is nothing but a mouthpiece for the political Left trying to keep her job and her party in power. Akin is a man of substance and principle who clearly believes that the right to life is a gift of God, which is protected by our Constitution.

JMHO FWIW

39 posted on 08/31/2012 11:55:22 AM PDT by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: DallasBiff
Please, Akin took a day to half-heartedly to "apologize" for his remarks

It was an apology that played on TV for two weeks paid for by his own campaign funds. He put his money where his mouth is -- which is more than can be said for Rove and the GOPe.

BTW we would accept a "half-hearted" apology from Karl for his mouthy hubris about Akin. Are we going to get one???

Turn around and ask him.

40 posted on 08/31/2012 11:57:00 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DallasBiff
Who caused this firestorm, Todd Akin or Karl Rove.

Who made that inappropriate joke regarding Akin???

Tell your boss to suck it up and apologize. If he needs to learn how I'm sure that Akin can help him.

41 posted on 08/31/2012 12:01:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: betty boop
The GOP-E (whatever that is) wants him "dead" because Akin actually supports — passionately — the right to life; but it is inconvenient to their plans that a "social issue" like this should intrude on their carefully constructed plans for winning this election (including the Senate).

Yeah know Betty if you met me at a diner counter, and the conversation went into such things, as Todd Akin stated for the record, such as 'legitimate rape" and that the female reproductive system shuts down during rape, would you consider me a creep or a legitimate candidate for the US Senate.

42 posted on 08/31/2012 12:06:58 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff
Please, Akin took a day to half-heartedly to "apologize" for his remarks, and the he flew to Tampa to listen to his echo chamber. BTW, have you noticed that since Todd Akin has kept his mouth shut, he is now equal in the polls. All he has to do is keep his mouth shut, but his hubris won't let him.

Dallas are you in Dallas? Apparently you are isolated from real time and real events. Akin did go to Tampa, but he had ads running in my local media apologizing the whole week after he forgot who he was talking to.

Akin is not alone in suffering as you call it hubris, you seem to have more than enough for you and Akin put together....

43 posted on 08/31/2012 12:12:30 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Have you donated to the 'resurrection of Akin' yet?)
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To: betty boop

Ditto everything you so well said!!!!! Foot-in-mouth’s a permanent condition for the dems, but who notices?


44 posted on 08/31/2012 12:18:12 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: DallasBiff

“When McCaskill unleashes the lions from her war chest”?.....She has cats on her chest?.....lots of animals in your comments.....lions and tigers and bears and sharks, oh my!


45 posted on 08/31/2012 12:19:47 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DallasBiff

Good for Newt

I think Newt now sees that the attacks on Akin were merely because he was pro-Life Conservative...not for his comments

When is Karl Rove quitting Fox for his pro-murder comments?


46 posted on 08/31/2012 12:30:28 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
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To: DallasBiff; pookie18
gingrich family, The Gingrich Family
47 posted on 08/31/2012 12:31:28 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: DallasBiff

Go Newt! Thanks for reminding me once again why I voted for you in Pennsylvania this year. Just don’t do any more awkward “two-for-one” speeches with Callista now.


48 posted on 08/31/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: Uncle Chip

Sounds like Tyler learned his lesson not to abandon conservatives when they’re down after quitting Newt’s campaign last summer and then returning in the fall during Newt’s resurgence.


49 posted on 08/31/2012 12:35:41 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: DallasBiff
the people against the imaginary GOP-e, the so called GOP-e

I'm not against the imaginary GOP-e, I'm against the so-called GOP-e. And I don't particularly care what you call them.

50 posted on 08/31/2012 12:38:15 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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