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**EXCLUSIVE** Senate Minority Leader: No Tax Hikes ("Read His Lips")
Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2012, 3:46 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 11/08/2012 7:23:57 PM PST by Red Steel

With conservatives across the country concerned about a rumored Republican cave-in in Washington, D.C. over tax policy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is speaking out. Read his lips: no tax hikes.

McConnell said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News:

One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles. This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in the Senate.

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To: Red Steel

The sheer number of lies reach a tipping point and we are well beyond that now. All that’s left is for the Bread and Circus to spend its way through to the very last dollar or the Muslims or Putin (or both) to nuke a US city or two.


51 posted on 11/09/2012 4:42:27 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: samadams2000

how about looking at these election results which are not adding up too


52 posted on 11/09/2012 4:47:25 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Red Steel

Whenever Mitch McC says one thing, he always does the opposite, but the people of KY have never caught on.


53 posted on 11/09/2012 4:54:32 AM PST by Theodore R. (Once again the American people have been found sorely wanting.)
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To: Bratch

Reid can change the rules, and it won’t matter much. The feckless GOP has ceased to use the rules unless its “leadership” finds a way to expand government too. The only hope would be for McC and Boehner to be replaced, and that can’t happen, and it probably wouldn ‘t matter either.


54 posted on 11/09/2012 4:57:20 AM PST by Theodore R. (Once again the American people have been found sorely wanting.)
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To: dfwgator

“Everyone in a postion of GOP leadership needs to step aside.”

Absolutely, minority leader and ESPECIALLY the crybaby speaker.

Options are dwindling people.


55 posted on 11/09/2012 4:58:19 AM PST by xcct838
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To: Red Steel
Yeah sure. Mitch McConnell is a regular Ronald Reagan.

Lets be honest here; this bowl of vanilla ice cream gets more animated taking a crap.

This guy is like his House counter part Boehner; he folds like a cheap card table.

56 posted on 11/09/2012 5:08:25 AM PST by Artcore
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Weasel. He’s not ruling out a tax increase. Only one that’s for “wasteful” spending.

Exactly.

[Dirty Harry taps Mitch on the shoulder] "Uh, Mitch? This tax increase Boehner and I put together here? Why, it's not for wasteful spending at all!"

[McConnell blinks] "Oh! Well then, that's OK!"


57 posted on 11/09/2012 5:19:12 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: wastedyears
Obama and Democrats to Senate Minority Leader: “LOL!”

Better yet: Obama and the Democrats to Senate Minority Leader: "Aw, listen to that; isn't he just the cutest little thing?"

58 posted on 11/09/2012 5:25:28 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Red Steel

This current group of weak-kneed Republicans need to just get out of the way of Obama, but do it in a cunning way.

here is a case in point:
Obama wants to raise taxes. Have him submit his proposal chock full of tax increases. Pretend that we will fight those tax increases. Let it pass the Senate first. then when it arrives in the House, change our tune and pass it in its entirety. We cannot take the blame.

Do the same with Amnesty. The hispanics expect him to pass amnesty. The democRATS really dont want amnesty because then they lose control of their precious new voting block. Force his hand. Pass Amnesty in the house. Make the democRATS decide.

Do the same for every issue. just like Obamacare, make Obama own every descision that he campaigned on. Yes, it will hurt is for the next four years but look at what has happened in Argentina. The lady who ran it like Obama is now ripe to be run out of office, her and her coalition.

People at some point have to suffer before they wise up.

Also, my wife and I have decided to turn off our TV during prime-time, minimize our movie going, stop dining out, , stop buying music, and have cancelled our newspaper and our magazines.

We also will not donate to Sandy victims because we heard on TV that Gov Christie and Obama have it all under control.


59 posted on 11/09/2012 5:33:12 AM PST by UglyinLA
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To: samadams2000

According to Drudge’s pic, he doesn’t have any lips.. nuff said.


60 posted on 11/09/2012 5:35:41 AM PST by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: UglyinLA

Yeah, the alternatives in this thread are nonstarters. People expect house republicans to elect a leader who will draw a line in the sand on taxes. Obama will laugh and pass it the way Bush passed TARP. I can guarantee my rep (Wolf Virginia) will fold. I will put money on it.
After he folded on TARP (voted yes the first time, but not yet for the second time) I and about 100k other constituents sent him a letter blasting his vote. We all got back the same form letter with his ridiculous logic (”if we don’t pass TARP the deficit will go up”). Thanks to his and other R stupidity we got Obama and the debt exploded!


61 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:03 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
I Can’t Ask For This Enough Number Of Times: Will Senator Jim DeMint, PLEASE, be a replacement over the present Senate Minority Leader?

But you don't understand the workings of the GOP-e! It's not DeMint's turn! Besides, everyone inside the beltway knows DeMint's too...[looks left and right, whispers] conservative...

62 posted on 11/09/2012 5:47:55 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
I Can’t Ask For This Enough Number Of Times: Will Senator Jim DeMint, PLEASE, be a replacement over the present Senate Minority Leader?

They're not going to vote in a leader who has already announced his retirement at the end of his current term. I agree that we for someone who is planning on sticking around longer than 4 more years.

63 posted on 11/09/2012 6:09:10 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Red Steel

I like the line (verbal and in the sand) however, the approach has to change how we present things to the media...perhaps the MSM won’t give us the time to do it, but:

Gotta accompany each response to the MSM/0bama with an explanation WHY taxes are bad and how they work or don’t work...how it relates to the Constitution...wording and re-education is critical...even Luntz mentioned this on Ingraham the other day...words mean something and our wording, explanation does NOT connect with the ignorant electorate anymore (perhaps never did). Our “schools” have dummed our kids down, who are now voting by sound byte.


64 posted on 11/09/2012 6:21:42 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Red Steel

STFU McConnell.

You’re not convincing anyone — you’ll talk, talk then cave as you always do. Besides, the voters said they want higher taxes, so stop resisting this week’s will of the people.


65 posted on 11/09/2012 6:24:04 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: onyx

On tax increases, Boehner said, “For purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we’re willing to accept new revenue, under the right conditions.”

On amnesty for illegal immigration, Boehner said, “A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”

On the effort to repeal Obamacare, Boehner said, “Well, I think the election changes that. It’s pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare is the law of the land.”

This isn’t leadership.


66 posted on 11/09/2012 6:30:50 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: xcct838

“Everyone in a postion of GOP leadership needs to step aside.”

Absolutely, minority leader and ESPECIALLY the crybaby speaker.

Options are dwindling people.


Let’s get real here..The GOP gave up all credibility on the day Trent Lott slapped Tom Daschle on the back just prior to voting on clinton’s removal after the House impeached him. The fix was in..clinton walked. I haven’t voted since that day.
I think that our so called GOP “leadership” should step aside and let us go over the cliff...let o answer to the people for a change, quit blaming others and take responsibility for this fiasco..it’s over.


67 posted on 11/09/2012 6:34:47 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: samadams2000

taxes are going up automatically at the end of the year

he’s the MINORITY leader, he has no power


68 posted on 11/09/2012 6:35:25 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AFret.

Let’s get real here..The GOP gave up all credibility on the day Trent Lott slapped Tom Daschle on the back just prior to voting on clinton’s removal after the House impeached him. The fix was in..clinton walked. I haven’t voted since that day.
I think that our so called GOP “leadership” should step aside and let us go over the cliff...let o answer to the people for a change, quit blaming others and take responsibility for this fiasco..it’s over.


Election’s have consequences...


69 posted on 11/09/2012 6:50:02 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: Red Steel

Shouldn’t we get someone else to do the job since the job isn’t really getting done?
Unless they are all in on it???


70 posted on 11/09/2012 6:51:15 AM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: AFret.

“...I think that our so called GOP “leadership” should step aside and let us go over the cliff...let o answer to the people for a change, quit blaming others and take responsibility for this fiasco..it’s over...”

Yep! They should just let the RATs do whatever they see fit and then stand back and watch the fiscal disaster unfold. Then, hang it around the neck of the RAT party for the next 100 years.


71 posted on 11/09/2012 6:52:28 AM PST by lgjhn23
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To: samadams2000

If they cave on this, it is end game for the GOP and any upper mobility in this country.

Right now, the 1%, small businesses (the rich) pay 60% of all taxes. If they raise taxes only on this group, it’ll be closer to 70%.

It’ll be in the best interest of the GOP to let all tax brackets go up.

Can you imagine any future politician trying to make the argument to give a tax break only to the rich?


72 posted on 11/09/2012 7:02:10 AM PST by MNDude
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To: onyx

Somebody tell Mitch that he is well and truly irrelevant. He can crawl back in his shell before he just stands there and bleeds all over himself.

Boehner and his gang of fools can go on with their little pity party in the corner. Be careful they don’t wet themselves.

Blow it up. It does not deserve to survive and is not worth saving.


73 posted on 11/09/2012 7:03:17 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Red Steel

Yes, line in the sand that he will support about 20 milksop seconds until he is bought off for a few more personal favors for his personal constituent fellow partners in well concealed kick backs.

Bend over and prepare for the liberal fascist redistribution of wealth in order to keep a few of the lefts favorite socialist programs operational as the economy CRASHES.

Balanced budget and debt reduction? Dream on.

Watch the leftist parasites kill the host that has been feeding it for far too long.When it all crashes, I will dance for joy.Then the real fight begins.


74 posted on 11/09/2012 7:15:10 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Red Steel

Yeah...whatever....

I’ll believe it when I see it. We capitulate on EVERYTHING, including the huge voter fraud issues with this election. WE never fight for what is right.


75 posted on 11/09/2012 8:15:07 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Red Steel

The proper way to handle this is to say, “they are already getting tax hikes when the bush tax cuts expire. why would we raise taxes more when they’re already raising?”


76 posted on 11/09/2012 8:20:43 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Red Steel

Maybe our “courageous” Republican Senate minority’s next tactic will be to write a “strongly worded letter” to our treasonous executive.


77 posted on 11/09/2012 8:23:46 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Red Steel
The DemonicRats think that they have extortion power over the tax laws. Well, if our Republican House had the stones, they'd say: "go ahead, let everything expire. We hold the funding strings, so the government shuts down - completely. No pay for your government piglets, none for us either. Let's see who can wait this out the longest."

IF our supposed "conservatives" had an ounce of courage to do this, the Rats would cave. WE have the advantage over the parasites.

78 posted on 11/09/2012 8:29:45 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ez
Time to starve the beast.

Way past that time - we sent a majority to the House and threw Piglosi overboard and nothing - I repeat nothing - has been starved. What happened to all the bluster about the House defunding one of the most evil bills ever passed, Obamacare?


79 posted on 11/09/2012 8:31:34 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Red Steel
The GOP-e has to go.

The first course of business: dump Boehnerd and McCoonel and replace them with Ryan and DeMint.

80 posted on 11/09/2012 8:33:49 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Timber Rattler

You know, sequestration may be the last, and only, chance there is to impose fiscal discipline on the government.

It’ll be painfull, but still better than allowing the Dems and Obama to run up the debt another $6 Trillion in the next four years.

And since it’s on an automatic trigger, the House is in a position to just let it happen. It’s a rare case of no need for action, no need for cooperation or compromise with Obama and the Dems.


81 posted on 11/09/2012 8:43:34 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: CincyRichieRich
Our “schools” have dummed our kids down, who are now voting by sound byte.

I was talking to the 11-yr old daughter of some aquaintances (liberal) about the election, and she blurted out, "I don't like Romney because he's going to take away women's rights."
The brainwashing is quite severe.
82 posted on 11/09/2012 8:54:56 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Red Steel

Boehner expects us to burn up the phone lines along with sending those faxes and emails showing our support for his statement. Then he can get all weepy while he stabs us in the back once again.


83 posted on 11/09/2012 9:33:42 AM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: Red Steel
Well Gee, Mitch. If you actually won a couple Senate seats, you'd be in a position to do something. But instead you handed the GOP Senate campaign to that incompetent fool Cornyn, who completely screwed up. Now we have at least two more years of Harry Reid. Talk means nothing if you are too stupid and incompetent to be effective.
84 posted on 11/09/2012 9:39:26 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: MNDude

Right now, the 1%, small businesses (the rich) pay 60% of all taxes. If they raise taxes only on this group, it’ll be closer to 70%.

It’ll be in the best interest of the GOP to let all tax brackets go up.


It is in the best interest of the GOP that the economy craters due to obamacare and tax increases on small biz.

So they need to agree to something that leaves out middle class tax increases the dims can demagogue later. “The economy is bad now because of the evil GOP insisted on tax increases for the middle class”.

The main thing is any deal has to clearly be the OBAMA/DIM PLAN. This is all about 2014 now and clearing the dims out of the Senate. To do that we must go on offense and get a plan that does that. Boehner slobbering on Barry & Harry won’t get it done.

No negotiated deal until there is a scorable plan in writing from the WH!


85 posted on 11/09/2012 10:12:30 AM PST by lodi90 (Born free, won't die in chains)
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To: Deo volente

It’s not just the kids that are dumbed down. I have a mother in her 70’s who firmly believes everything is congress’s fault. And if I hear her say both parties have to work together one more time I’m going to rip my hair out.


86 posted on 11/09/2012 10:24:04 AM PST by mouse1
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To: Red Steel
No tax hikes! Thank god, but i think they'll be raising this issue soon again.
87 posted on 11/09/2012 12:01:33 PM PST by Toddcc
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To: SoFloFreeper
We ought to be rallying around our guys, imperfect as they are, to resist Obama.

Thank you for that moment of clarity. Yes, we have been disappointed in the past but pissin' and moanin' and being negative about it gets us nowhere. If and when a position like this is taken, we need to vociferously support it and if we get disappointed again, then piss and moan but not now.
88 posted on 11/09/2012 12:05:45 PM PST by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: copaliscrossing

And please note that my reply said that we need to vociferously support the position and whoever takes it. What I don’t mean is that we need to support the continued leadership position of these people that have disappointed us before.

In my mind these are two different issues. I will be the first to rant and rave about the need for new leadership but when the leadership we have takes a position that rock-ribbed conservative such as “NO NEW TAXES”.... we should support that position.

I was listening to Mark Levin’s show yesterday on the way home from work and he had on a lady named Heather MacDonald from the Manhattan Institute and she has studied this immigration problem very extensively and has come to the conclusion that Latino’s don’t vote democRAT because democRAT’s advocate open borders, the vote democRAT because the democRAT party gives them “free stuff”. She posits that “comprehensive immigration reform” that would advocate amnesty and open borders would only give the democRAT party more power with even more voters. If the republicans went along with this plan, it would get them NOTHING!

I think we need to start calling the democRAT party what it is...the “free stuff” party. Declare this everywhere. Make it a “slogan”. It is short and to the point and hopefully it will start to get through some thick skulls we have in our electorate.


89 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:15 PM PST by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: samadams2000

Waiting for Drudge headline: McConnell Caves On Taxes, in five...four...three...


90 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:25 PM PST by Fledermaus (2012: The year the Constitution died.)
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To: Red Steel

They should give barry all the tax increases he wants. When the economy crashes Republicans can say that it was 100% Barrys idea.

Its what the voters want......give it to them.


91 posted on 11/09/2012 2:26:32 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: PA-RIVER

“McConnel doesn’t understand that the constitution was swept away in Obamas first term. It no longer exists.”

McConnell may not understand it, but the U.S. military does, especially the officer corps. Their oath is to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

I guess we’ll see how many officers put their honor before their careers. I would expect to see resignations of commissions, at the very least.


92 posted on 11/09/2012 4:15:36 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Red Steel

Replace Boehner with Senator Ron Johnson from WI!

He was our Tea Party candidate and ran his own businesses and is EXCELLENT with the numbers.

He also has the gonads to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Dingy Harry and Obama himself.


93 posted on 11/09/2012 5:14:41 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mouse1
I have a mother in her 70’s who firmly believes everything is congress’s fault. And if I hear her say both parties have to work together one more time I’m going to rip my hair out.

Buy her a copy of "Rules For Radicals" and ask her to point out all the similarities between Saul Alinsky's teachings and Osama Obama's recent campaign.And then,remind her that Osama got his start in "public service" as...a "community organizer".

94 posted on 11/10/2012 10:24:03 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: littleharbour

Republican primary voters believe in the next guy’s turn, but with McC they think he should be permanent. And KY is convinced he is the best available.


95 posted on 11/10/2012 8:17:34 PM PST by Theodore R. (Once again the American people have been found sorely wanting. I think it will continue.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The American people will always blame bad economic times on Republicans; have been doing so at least since Hoover. Their little minds can do little else.


96 posted on 11/10/2012 8:20:03 PM PST by Theodore R. (Once again the American people have been found sorely wanting. I think it will continue.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I don’t know if Cornyn is an “incompetent fool,” but he may be. And I wonder if TX primary voters are smart enough to replace him. Cornyn had only one victory, in NE, and I wonder if he had any real impact there. People in TX don’t really know anything about Cornyn.


97 posted on 11/10/2012 8:23:47 PM PST by Theodore R. (Once again the American people have been found sorely wanting. I think it will continue.)
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To: AFret.

Yes, if you start adding up the list of Republican traitors, MS would be near the top of the list with their dear Trent. He was failure cubed.


98 posted on 11/10/2012 8:27:49 PM PST by Theodore R. (Once again the American people have been found sorely wanting. I think it will continue.)
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