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Reince Priebus to run again for RNC Chairman
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2012 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 11/16/2012 6:09:31 PM PST by katiedidit1

In the letter, Priebus says more than 130 members have committed to voting for his re-election, which suggests he has the chairmanship locked up for another term. Under party rules, 85 votes are needed to claim victory.

“I am humbled by the over 130 RNC Members who I have talked to who have pledged their support and public endorsement for me to continue on as Chairman so we can finish the job that we started and continue to grow our Party,” Priebus writes

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/16/reince-priebus-to-run-again-for-rnc-chairman/#ixzz2CRRBKCUU

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1 posted on 11/16/2012 6:09:41 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1; onyx; Evil Slayer; Uncle Chip; RitaOK

Will the GOP ever learn?


2 posted on 11/16/2012 6:10:58 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1
Nothing succeeds like failure I guess.
3 posted on 11/16/2012 6:11:21 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: katiedidit1

I guess the only thing that qualifies him for the job is his strange first name. It certainly wasn’t for achieving results because on that score he is an abject failure.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 6:13:24 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: katiedidit1

Running on his record or running away from his record.

Just running away period would be fine with me.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 6:13:25 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: katiedidit1

“Heckuva job there, Reincey!”


6 posted on 11/16/2012 6:14:00 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: hinckley buzzard

Vindicating the Peter Principle.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 6:14:00 PM PST by Argus
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To: I cannot think of a name

Tea parties need to get themselves to their state conventions and take the legs out from under these RINOs. A few hundred votes is usually enough to do it.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 6:15:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: katiedidit1

So they can finish the job destroying the Republican party.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 6:16:06 PM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: Argus

The RNC now has an answer to why pledge money is down...


10 posted on 11/16/2012 6:16:06 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Just one more reason the GOP needs to just die and go the way of the Whigs.

I’ve resigned my affiliation with the GOP and will never vote for one of their candidates again - unless it’s a staunch Conservative in the likeness of Reagan or better.

If indeed we ever even have an election again - I’m most likely going to go for candidates who are Conservative in a third party.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 6:16:14 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: cripplecreek

They will meet in Jan. and it looks like Priebus has it wrapped up...here we go again.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 6:18:02 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Eric, can’t say I am surprised but looks like we are doomed. IF Hillary runs she will win. The GOP is becoming the party of rinos and losers.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 6:19:32 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

If Reince really wants the job, he might want to prep a little better for the next inevitable go-round with Chrissy Matthews. Maybe Ted Cruz could help Reince out with the debate skills.

A name change may be in order as well.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 6:20:02 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: cripplecreek
Unfortunately, RNC reps are usually elected in spring or September conventions, not January.

Interestingly, both Michigan reps were replaced last time, and Agema's very conservative.

15 posted on 11/16/2012 6:22:17 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: katiedidit1

The proverbial “bad penny” turns up again.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 6:23:10 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: katiedidit1

DOA!


17 posted on 11/16/2012 6:25:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Darren McCarty
Interestingly, both Michigan reps were replaced last time, and Agema's very conservative.

Better than that Semicrat SOB Saul Anuzis.
18 posted on 11/16/2012 6:25:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: katiedidit1

I’m not a GOP member, so my opinion on this don’t mean jack, BUT... If Priebus is back in you folks (the GOP, not you directly) are NUTS.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 6:26:02 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: katiedidit1
RNC committee members are chosen at state Republican Conventions, usually in the Summer of an election year.

If we don't like the pick, it's up to us to be precinct delegates, get good delegates to state conventions, and make sure the good state delegates vote properly when this position is up.

I'll add that Michigan replaced their RNC Committee people at the last election, largely over the delegate mess.

20 posted on 11/16/2012 6:26:07 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: katiedidit1

The commie left infiltrated the GOP a long time ago. They work slowly, as we have seen with the demise of this once great republic. Once they have finished doing to the GOP what they did to the Democrat party their job will be done.

Our only hope is local elections. And even here it is a very hard, uphill battle, i.e. Colonel West.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 6:26:46 PM PST by mark3681
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To: katiedidit1

Lather, Reince, repeat??? I don’t think so


22 posted on 11/16/2012 6:27:25 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: Third Person

Maybe he could change his name to Micheal Steele


23 posted on 11/16/2012 6:27:31 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: katiedidit1

Why not Palin?


24 posted on 11/16/2012 6:27:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: katiedidit1

Is the GOP trying to repeat the mistakes of 2012?


25 posted on 11/16/2012 6:29:12 PM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: katiedidit1
Eric, can’t say I am surprised but looks like we are doomed. IF Hillary runs she will win. The GOP is becoming the party of rinos and losers.

They have become the Washington Generals of politics.

26 posted on 11/16/2012 6:29:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: katiedidit1

Since the GOP (Goofy Old Party) is drifting to the Left, maybe we can get William Jefferson Clinton to run. /sarc

He would do it because republican women are prettier.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 6:29:39 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: CMailBag
Reince Priebus to run again for RNC Chairman

Why? Losing three presidential elections in a row would be a charm??

28 posted on 11/16/2012 6:30:15 PM PST by Moorings (Huntsman/Chafee 2016- coz we really..REALLY need to win the independents next time!!)
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I’ll bet he has no idea how close a parallel this is to the recently re-elected president’s re-election.

Rince n Repeatus, you failed us.

G T F outa there you ignorant bastard.

Maybe you and Carl Rove can get hitched and go on a world cruise. I don’t really care what either of you do, as long as it isn’t F’ing up the Republican party any more than you already have.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 6:30:37 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: cripplecreek

It seems Agemas believes his new job is Facebooking about articles that we read here in the Free Republic. Dave is a nice guy but he does not come up with many fresh ideas.


30 posted on 11/16/2012 6:31:21 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Fix Bayonetts!!!!!!! Time to fight!!!!!)
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To: dfwgator

“Why not Palin?”

Gonna need a lot of Tea Party delegates to get this done. The way the GOPe changes the rules at the convention would make this effort difficult, at best. Once they see something like this coming they’ll try to change the rules to their favor, like they did with Uncle Ron.


31 posted on 11/16/2012 6:31:25 PM PST by mark3681
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To: cruise_missile

He probably would, because that sow-belly he’s married to is a member of the other party.


32 posted on 11/16/2012 6:33:47 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: katiedidit1

When I hear the name Reince Preibus I think of a boat-shoe wearing frat boy who went to the expensive country-day school.

Kind of tough to connect to the average American with that image. Its just a guess - I know nothing about him.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 6:34:16 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Darren McCarty
We won!!!

Conservatives working in unison at the State Republican Convention sent a message to the establishment loud and clear: "It's our turn!"...No more `business as usual' politics orchestrated to appease the political masses with hollow claims of conservatism and principles each election cycle, only to disappear into the maze of lobbyists and special interests in the interim...This time, the false claims of an election year cycle fell on deaf ears, conservatism ruled the day...Libertarians, Tea Partiers, and true Republican conservatives unified in one of the most sweeping upsets of the incumbent power brokers I have seen in my lifetime...they have sent both the State and National GOP a clear ultimatum...This time we will not be silent, nor ignored, nor brushed aside.

Being left on our own in Michigan has created a brand of special forces conservatives.
34 posted on 11/16/2012 6:35:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Darren McCarty

They will meet in January..”The committee is set to elect a new chairman in January. No other candidates have entered the race yet.”
As for the states...we need motivated people to serve as precinct delegates but I have noticed the republican party is more divided than ever.


35 posted on 11/16/2012 6:35:33 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: mark3681

I think Liz Cheney would also be a good choice.


36 posted on 11/16/2012 6:35:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

Unlike Saul Anuzis who was pimping the national popular vote on official GOP stationary.


37 posted on 11/16/2012 6:38:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: katiedidit1

It is a racket. They have the RNC and House speaker positions locked down BEFORE the election. After the election people like me are screaming “clean house” but it’s too late. These guys already have things wrapped it up.


38 posted on 11/16/2012 6:39:50 PM PST by plain talk
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To: PGR88
frat boy who went to the expensive country-day school.

Elite

39 posted on 11/16/2012 6:41:38 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: katiedidit1

We like political Marv Levys.


40 posted on 11/16/2012 6:42:20 PM PST by relictele
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To: katiedidit1

We like political Marv Levys.


41 posted on 11/16/2012 6:42:53 PM PST by relictele
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To: katiedidit1

We like political Marv Levys.


42 posted on 11/16/2012 6:42:59 PM PST by relictele
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To: CMailBag

Reince is making Michael Steele look good.


43 posted on 11/16/2012 6:48:57 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
These folks have an unbroken track record of punishing success and rewarding failure.

They are as mentally unbalanced as Joe Biden!

We are doomed Fur Shur

44 posted on 11/16/2012 6:53:01 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: PGR88

He’s just an every day kinda guy. I was a year behind him at the same college in Wisconsin, UW-Whitewater.


45 posted on 11/16/2012 6:53:06 PM PST by jodster36
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To: INVAR

“unless it’s a staunch Conservative in the likeness of Reagan or better.”

In my case, I don’t want a conservative...I want a right-wing mofo like Dick Cheney. I’m past being a conservative.


46 posted on 11/16/2012 6:58:55 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: katiedidit1

This is exactly why we need to form a new corporation called NEW RNC and invite the states to send representatives to it ~ just cut the GOP-e out at the top ~ there are states who would sign up now ~ some might want to go down with the GOP-e again.


47 posted on 11/16/2012 7:04:15 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: katiedidit1

This post is written in anger and frustration.

Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left.

Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to eradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme by over half of my countrymen on Tuesday night, BTW).

I have no solve for exactly how to accomplish this. Only advice based on a long military career in several foreign lands for how to defeat the dems once this is accomplished.

This thought process is based on the concept of irregular warfare with twists thrown in here and there for good measure.

With that, I provide the following advice for the good of the order.

LEADERSHIP: The old crew has proven either incompotent or outdated. McConnell and Boehner must go. They represent a failed plan to defend and resist without clearly explaining their position. They are content with looking like the bad guys and face public scorn when they don’t realize how important it is to manipulate a clearly left leaning MSM. They represent the failure of the last four years to our own and obstructionists to the opposition.

We’ve got to show a new face to the nation. That is the genesis of rebuilding this movement. Ryan or Cantor in the House, Rubio or Demint in the Senate.

We also need a standard bearer and I see no one on the horizon with as much rockstar potential and substance as Rubio. These next four years must put him on the center stage with a unified and consolidated message. It also needs to protect him from the attacks from the left that are guaranteed to come.

Everything the Obamites used to deny, deflect, and difuse will be used against them....including the race card. THAT is what will make Rubio a teflon candidate.

Change is neccesary at the head of the RNC as well. Prebius represents failure and “aw shucks” attitude. A new way to fight requires a true fighter.

I read a headline a few weeks ago that said “100s of Retired Generals Throw Their Support Behind Romney”...It’s time for them to serve again, this time within the RNC.

These men can quickly and efficiently change the organization of a party that seems confused as to what the next step is and what to do now.

Pete Schoomaker, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and long time special operator would be a suggestion. He understands how to traslate what I’m talking about into a living, breathing organization.

These men represent a change in a party that has been beaten soundly in the last two elections by a charlatan and his traveling circus. A fresh choice in leadership represents change you can TRULY beleive in from every angle. It marks a clear start from inside and outside when we actually started taking this enemy seriously.

GROUND GAME: It is IMPERATIVE to develop and foster an intricate ground game. It requires a MICRO-ANALYSIS of every county, every city, and every early and absentee ballot by demographic to find how how, why, and with what method they voted. The dems have built quite the coalition but it’s a house of cards; it’s a fractured coalition of single issue voters held together by a media-invested hollyweird worshipping demagogue. They can be piecemealed away bitby bit without sacrficing principle.

Give it to the dems on their “community organizing” machine. We don’t need to reinvent that model. We MUST develop our own. One that will INSTILL our principles in a language tailored to the audience. They’ve tailored theirs on the community organizer, we can create ours around the military special operator. This the winning of hearts and minds in our own third world backyard dem strongholds.

This isn’t as difficult as it sounds. It requires a patient and immediate effort that starts with the post election analysis looking not for what we WANT to find, but for the GROUND TRUTH. GROUND TRUTH is REAL INTELLIGENCE not Rovian number-crunching wishful thinking.

It will require an insurgent effort at the ground level. An infiltration into dem areas that we identify are weak or vulnerable to start cutting in to the blue.

The COIN (insurgeny/counterinsurgency)effort would include the identification of these areas, the inflitration of the areas through churches and charitable organizations AND PARTICULARLY THROUGH EDUCATION.

There ARE like thinkers in these communities. How do we find them? Ask Jesse L. Peterson. Ask JC Watts and Herman Cain. They KNOW how to splinter these vulnerable areas off the blue.

The hispanic issue is RIPE for moving into the red. Catholic, family oriented cultures who beleive in being left alone and naturally distrust the government. And they voted Obama? This is the epitome of the single issue voter. the RNC needs to go toe to toe, issue to issue with “the Race” and counter it in that community, in that language, at THAT LEVEL.

Think it can’t be done? SOF has been doing it since the end of World War II. It CAN be done.

WE must get deep into the education system to promote the ideals and values of conservatism that should be selling themselves. I’m not talking about traditional public schools and universities. They are ROTTED with liberals. They also aren’tthe keys to education in the 21st century.

I’m talking about the new way to educate - the online universities, the trade schools and nightschools. Corporate allies need to invest and educate with the ideals of economic and fiscal conservatism.

The RNC needs to lead and develop this effort. A novice like me can see that there is a disconnect between the voting habits of catholic-dominated hispanics and pockets of baptist blacks and their actual stated values. That disconnect can be exploited if it is done slowly, deliberately, and effectively.

INFORMATION WARFARE: We are ATROCIOUS AT THIS. Dems get a simple message out early and often. They poison the well and we are left to change minds rather than get the initial impression right from jump. We constantly play defense and think we are sooooo clever when dems (as they ALWAYS do) do something stupid or illegal and shocked when the media all but ignores it. We must take the offensive in getting up in every Candy Crowley, every George Stepenopolis’ face and call them what they are: democratic hacks posing as the “objective media”

We ABSOLUTELY MUST be proactive. We must attack at EVERY OPPORTUNITY then add each fail of the dems to a trend and theme. These themes must be simple, tailored, and repetitively broadcast to each target demographic.

We must look out beyond the 5 and 10 meter targets. We’ve got to effectively interpret what the dem message is on the horizon and confront it at all levels - from the national MSM level filtering directly down to the target group level. Even I can see what the talking points of the upcoming week are by watching the Sunday talking head programs. Defense is unacceptable. we can’t pretent that the most outrageous comment won’t gain traction then act surprised when weeks later, that theme picks up steam. ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK and don’t give the dems a minute’s relief to reset the media battlefield OR the political discourse.

Alinsky tactics must be turned against their masters. There is GREAT power in ridicule and scorn. They make it too easy to use. It needs to be culturally tailored and consistent. Dennis Miller needs his own show on FNC AND a late night show on Fox. Let him source and promote culturally diverse conserative comedians that vulnerable areas can relate to and remember. Bold Fresh tours aren’t enough.

This is only part of an overall information operation plan that is constant in a simple party message and what it means to each target group.

WE DON’T DO THAT WELL. WHY NOT? I find it unbelievable that Obama has hijacked the reputation and imagery of the Party of Lincoln.

COIN operations involve a very in depth understanding of cultural idocyncracies and how best to exploit them to our advantage. It’s not a “wool-over-the-eyes” approach or a “free shit” approach like the dems sell. THAT ALWAYS COMES UP SHORT.

It’s a sell based on how it effects each target group and what it means to them. If it’s done right, I am CONFIDENT that the tenets of conservatism sell themselves.

In Civil Miltary Operations, assistance in areas that seem unrelated builds trust in the agency. Granted, there’s a fine line between assistance and the giving of free shit but, the special operations forces walk that line well. It can be done. Community outreach in areas that we identify, in ways that we haven’t before can build a larger tent without sacrificing our beliefs.

The military has been doing this in third world countries for years. We’ve been more successful in some areas, less successful in others. In the United States third world strongholds of the Democratic Party,I am confident that it can be done.

Here’s the kicker: There are countless retired special operations planners and operators working overseas as contractors RIGHT NOW. It’s too easy; the RNC needs to hire them as contractors over here.

This is, by far, not the only avenue we’ve got to pursue in order to turn the tide. We must confront and use the power of law, media, technology and the corporate world to form a UNITED MOVEMENT.

WE ARE AT WAR. the RNC must look to the military to rediscover and reorganize. The number-crunching beancounters have their place in the organization but, on their best days, they can only identify who will and won’t vote Republican.

This is a “Hearts and Minds” effort.

It requires a new way to think about the political battlefield.

Rangers Lead the Way.



48 posted on 11/16/2012 7:08:20 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: katiedidit1

Romney gave Conservatives the chance they needed to purge the GOP-e out of the party ~ there are several ways to do that.


49 posted on 11/16/2012 7:09:06 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mark3681

Reince, fail, repeat. With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?


50 posted on 11/16/2012 7:14:33 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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