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Sandy swoops in to save Obama
Chicago Tribune ^ | October 31, 2012 | John Kass

Posted on 10/30/2012 8:05:04 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

What a difference a storm named Sandy makes, eh, Mr. President?

Thanks to Sandy, Barack Obama can act presidential once again — at least on TV. Sandy allows him to get on that phone with those FEMA bureaucrats and tell them to stop talking and do something. And Sandy brought him praise from that chunky Republican governor from New Jersey.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; hurricanesandy; obama; sandy
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Sad thing is Obama's and his stooges were likely hoping for a destructive hurricane.
1 posted on 10/30/2012 8:05:09 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not even a hurricane can save the Kenyan.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 8:06:33 PM PDT by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah, Barack gets to grandstand.

A competent president wouldn’t need to grandstand, he’d delegate it to a trusty sidekick.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 8:08:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If he needs to be perceived by the US public as fulfilling the bare minimum of his job, then he’s losing.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 8:09:53 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sorry, can’t read the column without signing in.


5 posted on 10/30/2012 8:10:15 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: ConservativeStatement

ridiculous headline. the skinny fraud couldnt be saved by 10 hurricanes, 4 tsunamis, and 6 earthquakes at this point.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 8:11:35 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: onyx
The site has a new policy which goes into effect November 1. The link worked fine for me the first time but not the second time.
7 posted on 10/30/2012 8:14:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Let's break down what happened today.

Barry Soetoro sat on his ass doing a photo op while "monitoring" the storm on TV and deciding where to send taxpayer dollars (somebody else's money) and then take credit for it.

OTOH: Mitt Romney was at a center asking for donations (food, etc.) from Republicans (most who wanted to meet him) and preparing these donations to be sent up to the disaster area.

Hmmmmmmm.

8 posted on 10/30/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
It's going to hurt The President, anyway you look at it. There aren't that many morons left, who were not already in the tank for The Marxist who will now go out and vote for him. Some commie bloggers & donors in NYC now have more pressing issues.

Bad for those hurt from the storm, but it changes nothing.

9 posted on 10/30/2012 8:16:35 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is part of the article:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-kass-1031-20121031,0,7547878.story

Yet a few weeks ago, there was a different Obama, the Obama of Sept. 11, the Obama of Benghazi, when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed by terrorists. Almost as depressing as reports of their deaths was the fact that no military help arrived in a firefight that lasted more than six hours.

Was the president watching it all in the White House situation room? We don’t know. Jay Leno didn’t ask him, neither did David Letterman, nor the ladies of “The View” or music journalists on MTV. These are the places he goes so as to get big hugs, not hard questions, as President Eye-Candy.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 8:16:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
It might have worked except for today's gaffe

"We leave nobody behind....make sure we're providing the help that's necessary"

11 posted on 10/30/2012 8:17:15 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Goes on national TV at LEAST 3 times for a Hurricane but not four a terrorist attack where 4 Americans are murdered? How did 0bama know that there weren’t more terrorist attacks to follow? Because maybe the one in Benghazi was STAGED, and a ‘one off’ hostage-taking gone bad?


12 posted on 10/30/2012 8:17:40 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

‘for’ not ‘four’, sorry.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 8:18:36 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Mitt Romney was at a center asking for donations (food, etc.) from Republicans (most who wanted to meet him) and preparing these donations to be sent up to the disaster area.

And yet on Greta tonight, Republican Haley Barbour called the storm a plus for Obama, because the media was focused on nothing else. His comments, plus Republican Chris Christie's effusive praise for Obama today, and Christie's tour with Obama tomorrow (without inviting Romney), makes me think the fix is in.

14 posted on 10/30/2012 8:19:54 PM PDT by attyatlaw001
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To: ConservativeStatement
Sad thing is Obama's and his stooges were likely hoping for a destructive hurricane.

Maybe that is why the NHC refused to use the phrase "hurricane warning" for anything north of the Carolinas.

15 posted on 10/30/2012 8:19:54 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s not going to change anything unless he manages to blow it; which, considering the fact that FEMA advised hurricane victims to contact them via the Internet earlier today is a real possibility. It’s what’s expected of him as president. And there’s no reason Haley Barbour and other surrogates can’t show up and say, well, at least he learned something from the BP spill. Remember what a pooch poke that was? That’s not a good episode to remind voters of at this point.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 8:20:00 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Of COURSE I'm talking about Delta House, you Twerp!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Maybe he will look as odd as Dukakis in a tank.


17 posted on 10/30/2012 8:20:00 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

The fat boy from New Jersey has to play nice, He will be getting a check.

As for Obama , what does it cost him to write another check on our account? He can afford to be generous, it isn’t his money.

Obama dosn’t have to lift a finger except to try to take credit for being Presidential.


18 posted on 10/30/2012 8:24:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ConservativeStatement

In the “Situation Room”, he’s the one in the high chair with his thumb in his mouth.


19 posted on 10/30/2012 8:25:46 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The media can cheerlead this deal all they want. Obama’s campaign is out of bullets, and now all they have is to play the “look presidential” card. This race has always structurally been Romney’s to lose. The “Obama lead” only showed up due to Propaganda level polls showing more Dems than 2008 showing up. Never was that going to be the case. There is no chance that Obama gets more crossover than Romney, period. Romney showed up and brought game in this campaign. Obama is at 45,46,47,48 percent with still a 3-5% party ID edge. Gallup says this year’s electorate is R +1. So the 45-48 is really more like 43-46. With 125 million votes cast at a 7 point margin, Obama needs 4.5 million minds to change. Not happening. And the Friday jobs number will be the death knell.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 8:25:58 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Unreal storm. I live over 1100 miles from where it made landfall, and we’re feeling the effects of it today. Wind gusts 45-50 mph. We are so far inland we have never been directly affected by a hurricane before now.


21 posted on 10/30/2012 8:29:44 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: attyatlaw001

Great, we lost New Jersey.


22 posted on 10/30/2012 8:29:44 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: outofstyle

And by all means, delay the voting a little to let the candidate go and do the right thing. Problem is, it gives Romney more time to unravel the kind of person Obama portrays him to be. Think about it, if Romney has no problem multitasking campaigning and giving notice to the fact that people deserve help on the East Coast, it makes it hard to believe the idea that he is some selfish stooge, unless you are loyal to the point of insanity for Obama.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 8:30:15 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: ConservativeStatement

The storm wiped out 3 days of campaigning and 3 days worth of TV focus on the election, plus millions of people who won’t see the ads he wants them to see.

Yeah, it saved him, sure....


24 posted on 10/30/2012 8:31:39 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ConservativeStatement

"I said drop off 40 cases of water from truck #3.
Hello! Hello! Hello.....
Valerie - I think this phone's broken too."


25 posted on 10/30/2012 8:32:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: attyatlaw001

Yep. obama will be on TV tomorrow with the guy who first pushed Romney.


26 posted on 10/30/2012 8:33:15 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Domandred
I hope this goes viral but it makes me sick to watch or even acknowledge this. This buffoon is an absolute idiot, poltroon, and stark faced liar.
27 posted on 10/30/2012 8:33:39 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: ConservativeStatement

The sad thing is that the storm damage is so widespread that Obama can’t do anything large enough to make a difference. He helps New Jersey and it gets little notice. And Bloomberg says stay away from New York City.

For the president to look like he’s having an impact, the area of damage has to be small enough that your actions look like they are making a difference. You could do that with New York City in 2001, or New Orleans in 2005, or Oklahoma City in 1995. But there’s no show of presidential force that can be big enough for this problem.


28 posted on 10/30/2012 8:34:23 PM PDT by bigred44
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To: johncocktoasten

Amen brother. You speak the truth. All else is just noise.


29 posted on 10/30/2012 8:35:46 PM PDT by SouthernFreePatriot
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To: ConservativeStatement
How's it gonna save Obama? All people see is someone who claims to be monitoring Hurricane events, yet had no time to save Four Americans from Muslim terrorists. In the meantime, President Romney is sending goods and services to those in the most need.

As someone who rode out Katrina, I can tell you that the church and private donations got there much quicker than the Government "aid". When the folks on the eastern seaboard see that Romney acted quicker than Obama, they know who to vote for Tuesday. I predict Romney wins at least 60% of the vote.

30 posted on 10/30/2012 8:38:15 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: attyatlaw001

I definitely think it helps Obama.

Will it save him? Tougher question to answer.

I sure hope not, but for the millions of low information (moron) voters out there who will be heading to the polls next week, it probably makes some impact.


31 posted on 10/30/2012 8:45:37 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Iron Munro

Funny thing, in 2013 there is a possible Hurricane Barry:

2013 Hurricane Names
Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dorian
Erin
Fernand
Gabrielle
Humberto
Ingrid
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Nestor
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy

http://geography.about.com/od/lists/a/2013hurricane.htm


32 posted on 10/30/2012 8:52:30 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Looks like the FReeper Wet Blanket Brigade, and bed wetters are out tonight:

“Oh no, this is going to help Obama...what ever shall we do?”

I swear, some of you people are just embarrassing.

33 posted on 10/30/2012 8:57:30 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: ConservativeStatement

obama looks confused and uncertain what to do.


34 posted on 10/30/2012 9:04:18 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What is eerie, and I’m not trying to go all religious on you, is that the area of Sandy’s impact is almost entirely in the Blue states. If Obama had a chance to show strong in these states, that just got wiped out. This reminds me of the 2000 election. I felt that God would not let this go against the future of this country. All the hanging chads and recounts, and Gore could not get the edge.

So this storm hits all the areas where the most Democrats would vote. New York City, Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia. So the upstate vote in New York may finally count more than the NYC vote. And the rural areas of Connecticut more than New Haven and Hartford. And Western PA more than Philadelphia. Possible Romney wins?

Is this God’s plan? He knows that this country is the world’s only hope for moral leadership and freedom. He will not let this country turn against the right path. It is very odd, but somehow seems like divine intervention.

Personally, I think Romney will have over 300 Electoral Votes before the final votes are tallied in these crippled states. Even before the Dems start whining that people in these blue states did not get a fair chance to vote. Should be interesting. But these states WON’T MATTER.


35 posted on 10/30/2012 9:06:07 PM PDT by bigred44
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To: Artcore

Then address those people.


36 posted on 10/30/2012 9:06:14 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

This hurts Obama’s ground game in VA, PA and OH.


37 posted on 10/30/2012 9:08:40 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama didn't fix it!)
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To: wideawake

I agree, a week of trying to appear competent is not going to erase the last four years.


38 posted on 10/30/2012 9:10:04 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: ConservativeStatement

BO won’t have enough time to spend your children’s future earnings, to buy enough votes, to save his sorry @$$....


39 posted on 10/30/2012 9:13:18 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think it makes hime look impotent:

Romney is shown rolling up his sleeves and taking action. Obama is shown giving a speech.

When there is an emergency, a little less talk and a lot more action is appreciated.

Now translate that to Benghazi: What did Obama do? Talked-allegedly told someone to take care of it. What action did he take: Watched in the situation room and went to bed.

Somehow I don’t think President Romney would do that, do you? He seems to be about action.

That’s what I think about when I see the two today.


40 posted on 10/30/2012 9:17:08 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Mike Darancette

Step back from the ledge, and take a breath. Look at the macro picture.

Romney has been in a solid national lead for 3 weeks. In the 3-5 point range, with a Dem turnout model for 2008. Gallup early vote has him up 7 points. All the swing states are moving his way, and only Ohio is still questionable (although I am confident R will win OH). And Romney is expanding into PA, MI, WI, and MN.

Every poll shows greater repub enthusiasm. Gallup survey of over 10k voters (with a MOE of 1%) show a 15% swing in voter ID from 2008 Dem to 2012 Rep.

And why won’t the hurricane hurt Obama more than Romney? It’s impacting almost all blue states. Its a massive storm, but not katrina. All I have seen on TV is Bloomberg and Christi. And they are all talking about how their local resources are taking care of things. Nothing about federal response. We aren’t see National Guard vehicles on every street corner. Obama has actually been pretty invisible the last few days. And the people who are getting news, are getting local news on what is happening and what they should be doing to save their homes and their lives. They aren’t concerned about a press photo showing Obama monitoring their situation. And the 80% who aren’t directly impacted is 90% of Romneys votes and EVs.

How many signs do we need?


41 posted on 10/30/2012 9:18:59 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: greeneyes
This is a much different situation but from 2006:

FILE - In this July 18, 2006, file photo, Gov. Mitt Romney, right, looks over bolts in the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel while speaking with Alexander Bardow, center, Massachusetts Director of Bridges and Structures, and Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation John Cogliano in Boston. Romney was at his New Hampshire vacation home on a summer night in 2006 when tons of concrete ceiling panels in one of Boston’s Big Dig highway tunnels collapsed. The debris crushed a car and killed a female passenger. Romney, then in his final year as Massachusetts governor, dashed back to Boston and immersed himself in the crisis. His response offers insights into what kind of leader the expected Republican nominee would be if elected president. Romney has made his management skills a major selling point in his campaign. (AP Photo/David L Ryan, Pool)
42 posted on 10/30/2012 9:25:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

A link, if needed: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/romney-faced-leadership-test-big-dig-tragedy


43 posted on 10/30/2012 9:26:12 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: comebacknewt

Tonight I overheard Christie being interviewed on CNN by Piers Morgan, part of it, “as I recall,” went like this:

PM: ... now I’d like to give you, as a sleazy Republican, an opportunity to kiss up to our wonderful President Obama, if you’d care to.

Gov. C: There’s nothing I’d like better. President Obama is about perfect as far as I can see, and I’d lick his boots any time.

PM: That’s great, if only more of you sleazy Republicans would rise above politics like you just did and kiss up to President Obama, the world would be a better place. And now I’d like to say a few more words about our munificent President Obama ...

... well, “as I recall it,” you understand.


44 posted on 10/30/2012 9:40:55 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

I heard it the exact same way.

As I said on another thread, I half-expect Christie to come out and endorse the Kenyan tomorrow. His support was that glowing, and he could not think of even a single positive thing to say about Mitt Romney.

People notice things like that, and in a close election, it can make a huge difference.

I think Christie is in the process of pulling another “John Roberts” on us.


45 posted on 10/30/2012 9:51:51 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Killed Obama, saved GM, posed for Sandy... he’s still a jackass.


46 posted on 10/30/2012 9:57:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: comebacknewt
I think Christie is in the process of pulling another “John Roberts” on us.

My feeling is that Christie was trapped. As a governor of a disaster striken state, he did the only thing he could do ... kiss up to President Obama. This is why Sandy is such a godsend for Obama.

47 posted on 10/30/2012 9:59:49 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yep, that fits my opinion of the man, even though I think he is too liberal, I think he will take action to get the mess straightened out.

I heard Rush say last year, that he confided to Rush that he might only have 1 term, because he intended to do everything that was needed to fix the mess, and a lot of people probably wouldn’t like it.


48 posted on 10/30/2012 10:13:56 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: gswilder

It’s the fraud. Cheating.


49 posted on 10/30/2012 10:19:33 PM PDT by stanne
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To: gswilder
" This hurts Obama’s ground game in VA, PA and OH. "

I think what they were trying to say is that Obama's campaign ground game is mostly impacted by this storm including what you have said.

I would go on to say about 40 % of the people out there can use some brain power and figure out the contrast between Obama's scandal and failed response in Benghazi and his faked photo op politicizing of the Storm Sandy of trying to make up for what he failed to do and cover up in Benghazi.

At least 40 % of the people will make the connection between his response to this storm and Benghazi... he can't run away from that scandal.
Hurricane Sandy is a part of Obama's cover up of Benghazi by him trying to hide behind this storm.
50 posted on 10/30/2012 11:08:58 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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