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Sen. Manchin Tells Reporters His Expanded Background Checks Amendment Will Fail In The Senate Today
Mediaite ^ | April 17, 2013 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 04/17/2013 6:04:51 AM PDT by Zakeet

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told reporters on Wednesday that the compromise legislation he crafted with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) to expand background checks for gun purchasers does not have enough votes to pass the Senate when it comes up for a vote.

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Chuck Todd, NBCs Chief White House Correspondent, speculated that, because the Manchin/Toomey compromise could not pass the House, there is no incentive for legislators who may be vulnerable on the issue of guns in 2014 to pass stricter legislation.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; guns; manchin; repealthe17th; secondamendment; senate; toomey
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This is especially good because it gives the Royal Idiot and his stalwart Libtard allies more time to work on their new cause!

1 posted on 04/17/2013 6:04:51 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Great start to the day.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 6:06:17 AM PDT by qaz123
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To: qaz123

I hope this freedom taker sees infinitely more failures of his ideals the rest of his miserable life.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 6:07:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Zakeet
"What, sir, is the use of militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty... Whenever Government means to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."

--Elbridge Gerry, 1789

4 posted on 04/17/2013 6:07:34 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Zakeet

Good. Give them a bloody nose and if they come back for more, break it.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 6:08:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet

Good. I’m all for seeing 2nd Amendment traitors like Manchin and his sock puppet Toomey go down to flaming defeat.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 6:08:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Zakeet

Well there’s a spot of good news.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 6:10:46 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Zakeet; Perdogg; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...

Perdogg called it even when the Dems were celibrating the big win on this this weekend and late last week, many smiles and laughter on MSNBC over finally beating the NRA.

I think the bombing helped kill this bill that was already on life support. The Sandy Hook weeping (on camera) moms trying to keep it going are old news now. The Cameras have moved up to Boston.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 6:10:59 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Zakeet

Notice that Manchin-Toomey is what the ruling class wants. But, if it’s not going to pass, members of the ruling elite don’t want to be singled out as having voted for failed legislation.

I’d be surprised if there is more than 5 members of Congress that actually cares about Americans or America.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 6:11:40 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Zakeet

Thus Pat Toomey ends his political career for absolutely FREAKIN’ NOTHING!!!!!

Indicating to me that he’s just too stoooopid to be my Senator.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 6:11:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Zakeet

Pass or not—we need to remember our good “friend” Pat Toomey.

The man with two faces.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 6:11:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Zakeet

I think that this has gone on the back burner for more important pressure cooker control legislation.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 6:12:06 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Zakeet
Sen. Manchin Tells Reporters His Expanded Background Checks Amendment Will Fail In The Senate Today...

If only he had bought that extra case of champagne for his yacht, this might not be the case...

13 posted on 04/17/2013 6:12:58 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Zakeet

good. we will need every patriot to help fight the wahabis


14 posted on 04/17/2013 6:13:37 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Buckeye McFrog

he barely squeaked by against a weak opponent in Sestak in 2010 in the best year for the GOP in 75 years.

the idea that he was going to be reelected in 2016 in PA with Hillary on the ballot in a Presidential year always struck me as fanciful. and that was before this.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 6:13:53 AM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Zakeet

I would have never expected this to survive the House anyway. Much ado about nothing.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 6:15:06 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: FReepers


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17 posted on 04/17/2013 6:15:22 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: Zakeet

I knew and said years ago that Manchin was a loser, when will people get it that the term “ Conservative Democrat” or even “ Christian Democrat” are both oxymoron’s

If any of these folks held any Conservative or Christian beliefs, they could not/would not be able to vote democrat in any way shape or form


18 posted on 04/17/2013 6:15:49 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Zakeet

Obama has to be asking himself - how would banning pressure cookers advance the communist agenda?


19 posted on 04/17/2013 6:16:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Zakeet

Ding Dong, ding dong....You know a bipartisan legislative bill, even a Democrats dream bill like this one, is highly flawed when it can’t get past a cloture vote..... Everyone knows this bill is toxic because its a precursor to even worse legislation leading to a 2nd Amendment work around.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 6:17:13 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: brownsfan

And to think I promised Begich’s staff I’d put his sign at the end of my lane and send him some bucks if he was honorable and didn’t vote for the background check bill; killed gun control in the Senate and made ole Big Ears pout. Nobody will know that I sent him a 100 bucks, all my conservative neighbors will see the sign, what to do, what to do???????


21 posted on 04/17/2013 6:18:39 AM PDT by Eska
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To: Buckeye McFrog
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22 posted on 04/17/2013 6:19:15 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: ScottinVA
Exactly.

Both explicitly exposed.

How many lies does one need to tell to be a liar ?

A lot of apologetics happanin' here in Pennsylvania for Toomey because he is otherwise a conservative ... but I say, maybe no more.

23 posted on 04/17/2013 6:20:14 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Zakeet

Now that this has been stopped, we can move onto far more important legislation such as banning IEDs and any other bombs people can make up. We need a bomb ban!!!


24 posted on 04/17/2013 6:21:33 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (t)
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To: Puppage

“What, sir, is the use of militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty... Whenever Government means to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.”

—Elbridge Gerry, 1789

Bears repeating


25 posted on 04/17/2013 6:21:40 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Zakeet

Great news.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 6:24:02 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Zakeet
This turn of events is especially timely because it gives the Royal Idiot and his Libtard allies
more time to work on their new cause.....banning pressure cookers.....but only for Americans.

LOOKS LIKE THE BIG GUY'S BEEN SUCKING-UP.

God knows where his mouth has been.

No American is safe with this legacy-obsessed clown and his henchmen in the White House.....not Bostonians, not 8-yo kids, not physically fit marathon runners, not marathon observers on the sidelines....nobody is safe....and that includes soldiers on US military bases (Ft Hood) and US embassies abroad (benghazi).

B-U-T THE CLOWN HAS ANOINTED SOME W/ "PROTECTED CLASS" (Democrat voters): some sectors are safe---given safe passage by the WH clown.

(1) SAFE: Ohaha worshippers--Robert Redford’s Terrorist Heroes FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 16, 2013 | Bosch Fawstin / FR Posted by Perseverando “ALL OF IT,” said Robert Redford, when asked if he supported the bombings by The Weather Underground. Redford came out for terrorism on a mainstream morning television show in an interview with democrat-operative-leftist-hack George Stephanopoulos, who was slobbering over Redford’s pro-terrorist movie, The Company You Keep. I drew my illustration of Redford, below, days ago, and I wonder if he’s for the terrorist attack in Boston today. Or maybe he wants to wait and see if it’s leftist terrorists before he decides he’s all for it. Below is a list of what Robert Redford was for, via Sean Hannity on FOX News. The Weather Underground’s history of terrorism consisted of: 1970: SFPD Bombing (1 Killed) 1970: NYPD Bombing (7 Hurt) 1970: NYC Explosion (3 Killed) 1971-72: Capital & Pentagon Attacked 1981: Armed Robbery (3 Killed)

(2) SAFE: Prostrate politicians, kneeling in oberisance all puckered up, sucking up to Ohaha...especially if they feed the legacy obsession.......particularly if they push for "immigration reform" which puts Americans in danger.

(3) SAFE: The Muslim Brotherhood got couple billion tax dollars from Ohaha to carry out their hateful jihad against America.

(4) SAFE--- Mexican cartels deep inside US - spreading into non-border states CHICAGO (AP) — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the US border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits. If left unchecked, authorities say, the cartels' move into the American interior could render the syndicates harder than ever to dislodge and pave the way for them to expand into other criminal enterprises such as prostitution, kidnapping-and-extortion rackets and money laundering.

Some cartels even have Mexican operatives fill out job applications before being dispatched to the US, Riley added. In Mexico, the cartels are known for a staggering number of killings — more than 50,000, according to one tally. Beheadings are sometimes a signature. So far, cartels don't appear to be directly responsible for large numbers of slayings in the United States, though the Texas Department of Public Safety reported 22 killings and five kidnappings in Texas at the hands of Mexican cartels from 2010 through mid- 2011. Still, police worry that increased cartel activity could fuel heightened violence.--SNIP--

In Chicago, the police commander who oversees narcotics investigations, James O'Grady, said street-gang disputes over turf account for most of the city's uptick in murders last year, when slayings topped 500 for the first time since 2008. Riley's assessment is stark: He argues that the cartels should be seen as an underlying cause of Chicago's disturbingly high murder rate. "They are the puppeteers," he said. "Maybe the shooter didn't know and maybe the victim didn't know that. But if you follow it down the line, the cartels are ultimately responsible." (NY POST EXCERPT)

SOURCE http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/mexican_cartels_dispatch_agents_ZsKwR5wQCvQvpBXnejs1TJ

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The amnesty bill grants broad discretionary powers to the Executive Branch. Dictatorial powers Ohaha has alreay grabbed, were conferred on DHS, the EPA, and the various Obamacare boards.

UNCLE OBAMA---legacy freak


27 posted on 04/17/2013 6:24:37 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Zakeet
Chuck Todd, NBCs Chief White House Correspondent, speculated that, because the Manchin/Toomey compromise could not pass the House, there is no incentive for legislators who may be vulnerable on the issue of guns in 2014 to pass stricter legislation.

duh. i don't care what side of the issue you're on, show a spine and vote. the only thing these people care about is re-election, not the constitution, the country or its people.
28 posted on 04/17/2013 6:25:05 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Gaffer

Amen. His little buddy, too.

Still kind of hard to believe that these are the types that roam the halls of Congress, that get to pass laws that us little people have to follow. Even harder to believe that so many are so successful, financially.

When you publicly state that your bill wouldn’t stop anything but you draft it and present it anyway, I think that pretty much tells the world that you are a moron.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 6:25:07 AM PDT by qaz123
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Keep the sentries on station. This is only a temporary set back for these asshats. No doubt they are or have been planning something else in dark of night which we will find more, uh................”palatable”. I think not! No ground can be given to these clowns led by their ring master hairy screed.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 6:26:04 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Friendofgeorge

“when will people get it that the term “ Conservative Democrat” or even “ Christian Democrat” are both oxymoron’s”

I think you’re being too kind. I would tend to use words like “mythical beast” and “imaginary beast”, “mythical beast”, and “fraudulent beast”.


31 posted on 04/17/2013 6:26:36 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Zakeet

And, of course, the press will only highlight that not enough Republicans voted for the measure, totally omitting that the Democrats control the Senate by a decent majority. Watch. First words after saying it failed will start with “Republicans”.

Can’t stand it anymore. Feel powerless to do anything!


32 posted on 04/17/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: Puppage
"What, sir, is the use of militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty...

Liberals continually try to pretend that the National Guard is the Militia, even though it is bought and paid for by the Federal Government and is part of their "standing army".

The Proof: the regularly scheduled rotations to Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., right along with the other military units.

There was no "call up of the militia".

33 posted on 04/17/2013 6:29:39 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: sickoflibs
The Cameras have moved up to Boston.

Unlike Fort Hood and Benghazi, this affected 'regular' people here at home (not on a military base, not overseas) and at an event where they probably didn't give being attacked/maimed/killed a second thought. The illusion of 'safety' has been shattered (as it was on 9-11) and those bad, bad feelings are back. A harsh reminder "All the king's horses and all the king's men" can't keep us safe .... which leads to more and more folks coming to the realization they must protect themselves.

34 posted on 04/17/2013 6:29:59 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: jeltz25
the idea that he was going to be reelected in 2016 in PA with Hillary on the ballot in a Presidential year always struck me as fanciful. and that was before this.

If Sestak runs in a rematch, I bet he wins by a huge margin.

35 posted on 04/17/2013 6:30:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Zakeet
Sen. Manchin Tells Reporters His Expanded Background Checks Amendment Will Fail In The Senate Today

Good, he threw away a lifetime of A rating's from the NRA for nothing. Unfortunately, having kept his pro-gun mask on until after the November election, we in West Virginia can't do anything to get rid of him until 2018....

36 posted on 04/17/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Zakeet

Good. Now go hang yourself. TYVM


37 posted on 04/17/2013 6:33:56 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Back burner. Pressure cooker.
There’s a joke in there somewhere...


38 posted on 04/17/2013 6:34:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Zakeet

Manchin and Toomey need to be recalled. They are not representing their constituents.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 6:37:22 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Puppage

Do you support keeping a standing army?


40 posted on 04/17/2013 6:39:57 AM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: jeltz25

The PA Dems can always manage to find some goober like Bob Casey who will talk a good game about being pro-gun and pro-life, while embracing failed FDR economics.

The dirty little secret being that large numbers of PA voters actually LIKE failed liberal economics, and only vote for the Pubbie over guns and social issues.

Toss those out of the equation and they’ll bite on the Dem every time.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 6:42:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Venturer

The list of GOP traitors is so long that nearly everyone is on it!


42 posted on 04/17/2013 6:43:01 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Zakeet

It doesn’t have 51 votes? That many Democrats oppose it?


43 posted on 04/17/2013 6:43:06 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Red in Blue PA

We do not have recall in PA, unfortunately.

Based on his appearance on the Quinn and Rose show this week, and the drubbing he took there, I do suspect his career is now toast.


44 posted on 04/17/2013 6:43:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: apillar
As ironic as it seems, we can probably thank the Boston Marathon bombing for killing the anti-gun bill. Obama and crew had planned a huge media push with the Gabby Giffords/Newtown Parents sobfest on parade for yesterday and today to culminate with the Senate vote, which the gun grabbers were counting on to put the gun bill over the top (remember it looked like they almost had the needed number of Senator's Monday morning). Unfortunately, (for Obama) the Boston Bombing completely took gun control off the public radar and took the pressure off wavering Senator's.
45 posted on 04/17/2013 6:43:12 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Red in Blue PA

The U.S. Congress does not recognize recall on the grounds, believe it or not, that recall is NOT in the U.S. Constitution.


46 posted on 04/17/2013 6:44:06 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: MissMagnolia
RE :”All the king's horses and all the king's men” can't keep us safe .... which leads to more and more folks coming to the realization they must protect themselves. “

Or alternatively that no one can be trusted, we are all potential terrorists, cept the gubment, at least if Obama is POTUS anyway.

So we must be completely disarmed, even sharp knives and sugar soda too, for the common good.

I think this bombing kills the effort to use the weeping moms to get the public interested in this gun ban stuff.

47 posted on 04/17/2013 6:44:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: apillar

I don’t think WV people as a whole would ever seriously considering reprimanding Manchin for much of anything.


48 posted on 04/17/2013 6:45:37 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Zakeet
Senators Prior of AR and Landreau of LA are breathing a sigh of relief on this news.
49 posted on 04/17/2013 6:47:47 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Puppage

Gerrymandering is named after him.


50 posted on 04/17/2013 6:48:53 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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