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BEN STEIN'S DIARY: Something Went Wrong Tonight
American Spectator ^ | 10.17.2012 | Ben Stein

Posted on 10/17/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT by imardmd1

But when he was asked a question about Pres. Obama's response to the murders by an al Qaeda affiliate in Benghazi, Mr. Romney completely got flustered by an outright lie by Mr. Obama.

Mr. Obama falsely said that he had called the murders in Benghazi a terrorist act the day after September 11. Gov Romney was seemingly bewildered about what to say. Mr. Obama further told the outrageous untruth that in a democracy, the President should not be criticized over a defense/foreign policy disaster.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debate; libya; romney; terrorist
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Was Romney befuddled on nailing Obama's obvious, deliberate, and outrageous lie in this last debate?
1 posted on 10/17/2012 11:55:23 AM PDT by imardmd1
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To: imardmd1

“Mr. Obama further told the outrageous untruth that in a democracy, the President should not be criticized over a defense/foreign policy disaster.”

Does President Doofus realize that America is not a democracy?


2 posted on 10/17/2012 11:57:03 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: imardmd1

No, he was confronted with Ibama’s fat mama moderator.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 11:57:33 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: imardmd1

Actually I think he was taken aback by Candy Cruller’s Ed McMahon imitation. “You are correct sir. HA HA HA!!!”


4 posted on 10/17/2012 11:58:09 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: imardmd1

It was the weakest response the entire night by Romney. He seemed tepid when this issue arose. It didn’t help that Jaba the C interjected her falsehood.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 12:00:44 PM PDT by Lent
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To: imardmd1

....the ref threw the penalty flag on Mitt to stop the questioning.......


6 posted on 10/17/2012 12:02:00 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Lent

Probably what “flustered” him was that he knew he couldn’t jump up and shout “YOU LIE!” like he wanted to.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 12:03:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: imardmd1

Of course Romney was confused. Any normal person would be. He KNEW he had O dead to rights ... And yet CC was confirming O’s story. Since Romney couldn’t say “BS!!” on tv, what was left to say?


8 posted on 10/17/2012 12:04:19 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: imardmd1

Obama did his job during the debate which was not to debate the actual issues but to pound home the talking points of his campaign and keep Romney off track (is best Biden impersonation). Whenever Romney began to tie the knot (and it did take him too long to do it) he was interupted by obama or crowley. Crowley did say they would come back to the issue again but they never did, probably because Romney would win that point.


9 posted on 10/17/2012 12:04:31 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: imardmd1
Mr. Obama further told the outrageous untruth that in a democracy, the Democrat President should not be criticized over a defense/foreign policy disaster.

Looks like a word or two got misplaced in the quote, so I fixed it. How many times did a Senator (D-wherever) go to the well of the Senate and criticize Reagan or either of the Bushes about a foreign policy issue?

The narcissist is showing his thin skin yet again.

10 posted on 10/17/2012 12:04:45 PM PDT by ssaftler (With apologies to Gene Kranz: "Obama is not an option")
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To: Lent; imardmd1; massgopguy; MayflowerMadam
There are those who think that Gov. Romney is holding that response for the next debate which is on foreign affairs, the perfect place to light a stink bomb and watch Mr. Obama respond to it. In the meantime, the issue percolates, which can't be beneficial to Team Obama.
11 posted on 10/17/2012 12:06:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: All

Crowley is toast

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2946158/posts


12 posted on 10/17/2012 12:07:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: imardmd1
A further excerpt:

Even worse, as I keep saying, is Mr. Obama's anti-Constitutional pretention that no one is allowed to criticize him on foreign policy or else it's "playing politics."

To this, Mr. Romney should have said that it is the essence of a free people that the elected officials can and must be criticized for their mistakes. Otherwise, we do not have a democracy.

Incredible view on the President's accountability to the nation! What a redimensioning of Obama's arrogance!

13 posted on 10/17/2012 12:08:00 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Let the redeemed of The LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. (Ps. 107:2))
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To: imardmd1

He may have not been ready for the question, but I’m willing to give him a pass on that.

Ben Stein is a bit of an oddity. Sometimes he seems like he supports conservatives, but I don’t get the feeling he’s completely on board. I’ve seen times where he’s been like everyone else in the media, fawning over Obama.

I consider him maybe a slight step above Peggy Noonan.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: imardmd1; ExTexasRedhead; LucyT
How many times before the debate did OZombie blame the video? We can only be surprised he didn't use his old crutch excuse once again (with fawning media in full agreement)?

Any who questions the murder of the Ambassador and his staff must be like chalk on a blackboard to Obama.

Noting he didn't champion that he banned drilling in half of Alaska's oil reserves this past week? He's the great "energy independence" hypocrite president.

15 posted on 10/17/2012 12:08:59 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: imardmd1

Ben Stein is a jackass who has stated we need to pay more in taxes. Ben Stein can kiss my backside.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 12:13:54 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: imardmd1

Get the RED..I mean Ben Stein...out


17 posted on 10/17/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: Lent

Imagine Mitt was in shock at this outrageous lie, something no one in his right mind would have anticipated.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: woweeitsme

It may not mean anything but Stein lives in Los Angeles, CA...


19 posted on 10/17/2012 12:27:16 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: woweeitsme

well, I rather like his blog, but only on a personal basis. I love his stories about his summer home, his dogs, etc.. he has failing health and I find that interesting when he talks about that.

his political analysis is suspect because he really does feel these are the end times, so he sees things in a very negative light.

I do like the man, and I enjoy his writing.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 12:27:19 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the perfect place to light a stink bomb and watch Mr. Obama respond to it

You think Candy was BAD...wait till Schieffer gets His nose into the middle of the debate next time around. Mitt needs to be ready.

21 posted on 10/17/2012 12:29:16 PM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

bfl


22 posted on 10/17/2012 12:36:11 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Lent

“Jaba the C”

Funny!!!


23 posted on 10/17/2012 12:36:11 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: MrB; MestaMachine; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; dragonblustar; Oorang; jersey117; ...
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Probably what “flustered” him was that he knew he couldn’t jump up and shout “YOU LIE!” like he wanted to.

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24 posted on 10/17/2012 12:42:56 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

” Probably what “flustered” him was that he knew he couldn’t jump up and shout “YOU LIE!” like he wanted to.”

He still has the opportunity to do this next time : )


25 posted on 10/17/2012 12:45:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: sarasota

Romney should have been prepared for the Libya lie. He should have know the Rose Garden statement forwards, backwards and upside down..

Should have expected Candy Crowbama to be underhanded and as big a liar as Obama.

I sincerely hope Romney turns the Libya issue around at the next debate. He can’t let him off that easily.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 12:49:09 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: imardmd1
Mr. Obama further told the outrageous untruth that in a democracy, the President should not be criticized over a defense/foreign policy disaster.

If that's the case somebody better tell his friend Bill Ayers and his "pastor" Jeremiah Wright both of whom have made careers out of criticizing foreign policy
27 posted on 10/17/2012 12:50:55 PM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: imardmd1
Got a thread with links to video clicks:

Candy Crowley’s Debate Moderation Exemplifies Why Americans Do Not Trust Their Media

28 posted on 10/17/2012 12:54:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: imardmd1
Funny I saw it quite differently than most people.

I saw Romney NOT get cowed by Obama's theatrical "outrage".

I observed Romney letting the drama queen have his moment...then Romney calmly and forcefully showed how Obama was wrong.

I really liked Romney's whole debate performance. He came across as adult and Presidential.

Obama did try hard...but didn't gain an iota.

29 posted on 10/17/2012 12:56:12 PM PDT by what's up
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To: All; zencycler; RummyChick; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; SunkenCiv
Nice little collage of Obama and Hillary and quotes on a timeline:

Obama's Benghazi Lies

Put together by Freeper...zencycler

30 posted on 10/17/2012 1:00:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: LucyT

See link at post #30 ....


31 posted on 10/17/2012 1:05:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: imardmd1; NorwegianViking; null and void; bitt; LucyT; butterdezillion; RummyChick; Jim Robinson; ..

What went right?, is a better question.

Romney had Obama by the short hairs, but did not go for the jugular.

Next chance is Monday, Romney - - - MONDAY!

Benghazi IS Obama’s “Pearl Harbor,” but will Romney have the guts to “score political points” and “politicize” the Benghazi Blunder and make it into a “day which shall live in infamy?”

Will the Checks and Balances of a Presidential Election send the Obama Flotilla to the bottom of Censoring Liberal Agenda Media (CLAM) Bay?

Or will Romney wuss-up and not be a “bully” because the delicate fair sex is watching TV for the PC distasteful evil of “bickering?”

BTW, without bickering, there is no debate, and without loss of blood there is no War.

IMHO, what Romney needs to do is make Monday a DEBATE WAR, with lots of blood and lots of bickering.

Obama is a thin-skinned coward who has no idea how to lead.

A thick-skinned leader such as Romney will win in a rout on Monday!

Empty Chair, AWOL Obama in his FOLLOW (=lead from behind) Foreign Policy still has not come to grips with the fact that Benghazie was his Pearl Harbor.

President-to-be Romney was the only adult in the room on the Cairo event, and two weeks ahead of Obama’s Kindergarten on Benghazie.

Discard the delicate Fencing Sword Romney, and on MONDY use THE VIKING SWORD!


32 posted on 10/17/2012 1:08:05 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Credit goes to FReeper zencycler for this graphic.


33 posted on 10/17/2012 1:14:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: imardmd1
...Mr. Romney completely got flustered by an outright lie by Mr. Obama.

Flustered? He didn't look flustered to me. He looked mad as hell and I don't blame him. 0bowelsounds lied to his face and to the nation. Considering what he was lying about he deserved to be punched in the face.

34 posted on 10/17/2012 1:17:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: MayflowerMadam

“Mr. Obama further told the outrageous untruth that in a democracy, the President should not be criticized over a defense/foreign policy disaster.””””

Obama:
“Don’t you dare challenge anything I do or say”!!!


35 posted on 10/17/2012 1:24:23 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: what's up
ditto

Romney feigned confusion the way you say "Seriously?" to someone who has just told you something absurd. He then pressed hard for 0blahblah to double down on the lie. An effective tactic that worked. He sucked Candy the Hut into it too.

36 posted on 10/17/2012 1:25:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: imardmd1

I wish I could stop hearing the constant droning about what Romney should have said. The fact is that Obama has been caught in a lie. What Romney should have said is irrelevant and Romney did pursue the issue and was cut off. Obama lies and Romney is at fault?


37 posted on 10/17/2012 1:28:08 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: TigersEye; madmominct; All

Well said.

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More evidence that Obama is not comfortable with accepting responsibility for the words that he speaks - - - - . What a shocker!!!!!!!!!


38 posted on 10/17/2012 1:28:43 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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. . . . Back to the thread, check this out.

Nice little collage of Obama and Hillary and quotes on a timeline:

Obama's Benghazi Lies -- With graphics.

http://benghazilies.weebly.com/

Put together by Freeper...zencycler

Thanks Ernest, and zencycler. Good work.

39 posted on 10/17/2012 1:29:50 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: TigersEye
The pictorial composition, you posted in #33, would make an excellent TV spot. It ought to be widely broadcast, starting immediately.

Time to take the gloves off with the Demagogue/scoundrel. We dare not let him consolidate power. The man has the same ethical code as a Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Hitler or Allende.

Yes, it can happen here, if we do not stand fast over the next twenty days.

Also, demonstrating that the man is a conscious & deliberate liar, is essential to countering any October surprise that he may have planned.

William Flax

40 posted on 10/17/2012 1:30:35 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: imardmd1

Two things on this:

Romney had his, “you’re damn right I ordered the code red!” on this one, and he was genuinely shocked by Obama’s lie/admission that it was terrorist attack.

Secondly, Romney was at a complete disadvantage when Candy opened her mouth and out popped the big fat lie claiming Obama was correct, (which we now know was wrong - according to Candy herself).

Romney was put in the bad position of calling them both liars, (which they are).

In the light of day, and in the re-reading of the transcripts, Obama got caught and Romney was once again proven correct in many of his points from the debate.


41 posted on 10/17/2012 1:31:37 PM PDT by milford421 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke))
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To: what's up

“I saw Romney NOT get cowed by Obama’s theatrical “outrage”

I saw the same thing. Romney was incredulous that obama was standing in front of millions of people, being called out on his bald-faced lie, and yet he stood his ground, attempting to rewrite history the way he wanted it to read.

Romney obviously wanted to get obama on record, with no doubt remaining to the American people of what obama was claiming.

I didn’t understand when all the pundits were saying Romney stumbled and missed the moment.

They’re the professionals at this? Not hardly.


42 posted on 10/17/2012 1:33:47 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: imardmd1
While Romney won the debate, a “Reagan” would have been having a lot more fun with Obama and crushed him in style. Romney missed great opportunities...such as...”if what you say is true then why is the price of gas so high?” “There you go again” could have been used.

I have never seen a man lie so shamelessly, arrogantly as Obama did last night. Like when Obama was so emotionally offended and tried to intimate Romney on whether Obama was playing politics on Libya. Romney was probably trying to keep up with Obama’s fantasy world enabled by the biased moderator.

43 posted on 10/17/2012 1:36:33 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: imardmd1
Was Romney befuddled on nailing Obama's obvious, deliberate, and outrageous lie in this last debate?

Obama knows his followers are liars - just like he is - and he knows every thug in every prison is for him... his kind don't object to lies. And Romney? He was probably blown away the a man who's President of the United States could be such a lowlife. I felt the same about Nixon - and Nixon's lying doesn't hold a candle to Obama's lies...

44 posted on 10/17/2012 1:38:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: TigersEye

Damn powerful....huh?


45 posted on 10/17/2012 1:44:59 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ohioan; zencycler
The pictorial composition, you posted in #33, would make an excellent TV spot. It ought to be widely broadcast, starting immediately.

I absolutely agree and I told the author of it, zencycler, that it would be great in a video format posted on Youtube. He has stated that he put this out in the spirit of fair use and encouraged others to use it where ever they like. I don't make videos but anyone who does should take this and run with it.

46 posted on 10/17/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: imardmd1
I watched that part very closely.

Romney was not flustered by what Obama said. Romney was trying to get Obama to confirm what he had just said, in a step-by-step fashion. Romney was slowly building the case against Obama in the debate using Obama's words just spoken, when Crowley stopped Romney in mid-thought.

It might look like Romney was flustered, but he was stopped cold by the moderator. Twice before, Crowley had stopped Romney in mid-thought saying that "he'd get his chance later."

"Later" never came.

-PJ

47 posted on 10/17/2012 1:45:30 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: TigersEye; Heart of Georgia
I missed the "stumble" all these people are talking about.

I thought Romney handled Libya and the entire foreign policy topic excellently.

Obama looked like a boob. His faux outrage was a piece of red meat for the useful idiots...no one else was fooled.

48 posted on 10/17/2012 1:47:45 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m jealous! ;^)


49 posted on 10/17/2012 1:47:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: GOPJ

Candy was handy to Censor Mitt,
No apologies there, not one little bit!
“Keep Obama afloat” was her duty charge,
Keep censoring Romney and make Obama look fit!

The Censoring Liberal Agenda Media (CLAM)
Will give Crowley her reward,
The First Woman Referee in Presidential Town Hall,
Proudly, so proudly kept Obama from a bad fall.

And now the CLAM workers,
And all Axelrod’s men
Will spin Democrat glue
Over Obama’s thin skin.


50 posted on 10/17/2012 1:50:53 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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