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Poll: Virginia governor race a nailbiter
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Posted on 10/30/2013 7:47:21 AM PDT by Gopher Broke

With less than a week until Election Day, Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe holds a slim lead over Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in a tightening race, according to a new poll on Wednesday.

McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli among likely voters 45 percent to 41 percent, with 9 percent for Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. The edge is within the poll’s margin of error.

The poll also found that if Sarvis were not in the race, likely voters would split for McAuliffe 47 percent to 45 percent, which Quinnipiac describes as “too close to call.”

Last week, Quinnipiac polling showed McAuliffe up 46 percent to 39 percent.

Four percent of likely voters are still undecided, and 7 percent of those who chose a candidate said they might change their mind.

Only 62 percent of voters who chose Sarvis said they would definitely vote for him, with 18 percent saying the were likely to change their minds.

McAuliffe leads by double digits among women and independents, with Cuccinelli holding a 6 point lead among men.

With Nov. 5 falling on an off-election year, experts say turnout will be key to who wins the election on Tuesday.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,182 likely voters from Oct. 22 to 28 for the poll, which has an error margin of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cuccinelli; governor; tie; va; va2013
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1 posted on 10/30/2013 7:47:21 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

The fix and fraudulent ballots are in. We’re a banana republic now. All elections are fixed by the regime.


2 posted on 10/30/2013 7:53:18 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Have you had your ObamaCare Marketplace shopping experience today?)
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To: Gopher Broke

How big of a Losertarian idiot do you have to be to stay in a race that will hand the governorship to a jerk like McAuliffe? I haven’t seen this level of arrogant stupidity since Todd Akin.


3 posted on 10/30/2013 7:53:50 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Gopher Broke

Wasn’t the Obama-Romney race too close to call as the election drew near?


4 posted on 10/30/2013 7:53:59 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Gopher Broke
Sarvis is no Libertarian...he's a Dim plant. New Dim game plan.

Praying Cuccinelli can win this, in spite of the evil doer's meddling.

5 posted on 10/30/2013 7:55:40 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That is always the real question these days on close elections....can we overcome the 5% that is Democrat voter fraud.


6 posted on 10/30/2013 7:58:43 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Excellent news and if Cuccinelli keeps the momentum he’ll likely win. McAuliff is scared. What does the GOP GOTV effort look like?


7 posted on 10/30/2013 7:58:58 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Gopher Broke

TEA PARTY SURGE!!!!!!! Yessssss.


8 posted on 10/30/2013 7:59:17 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yep, all they have to do is keep it close and they can steal it, like they always do these days.


9 posted on 10/30/2013 7:59:26 AM PDT by Edgar3 (Libnorance is a mental disease, and it's getting Progressively worse!)
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To: All
HI THERE, VA VOTERS, did you know Freddie Mac is located in (drum roll, please) McLean, Virginia (Terry's hometown)?

Fannie Mae is located in Wash, DC.....and both are very troubling quasi govt agencies subsidized and bailed out by taxpayers.

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SALIENT POINTS

<><> A recent Inspector General's report claims Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are masking billions of dollars in losses.

<><>Fannie/Freddie are centerpieces of the criminal enterprise called the Democrat Party-—appointed Dem cronies and collaborators loot the organization, get cushy jobs, bonuses, etc. Fannie Mae’s political machine dispenses campaign contributions, jobs to friends and relatives of legislators, hires armies of lobbyists (even paying lobbyists not to lobby against it), pays academics who wrote papers validating the sub-prime home ownership mania, and spreads “charitable” contributions to housing advocates across the congressional map.

In sum, Fannie Mae serves as an industrial-sized patronage factory — sharing profits with political allies, spreading taxpayer funds to voting blocs——like ethnic groups-——and doling out jobs to left-wing academics, Washington has-beens and back-scratching cronies.

Franklin Raines, Clinton appointee to Fannie Mae.

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THIS IS AN OFFSHORE WIRE TRANSFER ALERT--POLS READY TO CASH-IN BIGTIME: Obama, himself, says it’s time to ‘turn the page’ on Fannie and Freddie
MarketWatch | 7/24/13 | FR Posted by illiac

Obama's July speech on the US economy spelled out the beginning of the end for federally-controlled mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “We’ll work with both parties to turn the page on Fannie and Freddie, and build a housing finance system that’s rock-solid for future generations,” Obama said, according to a copy of his prepared remarks.

The House Financial Services Committee approved a bill in July that would get rid of the firms in five years, to be replaced by a National Mortgage Market Utility to help "securitize" mortgages. (Excerpt) more at blogs.marketwatch.com

NOTE WELL WHAT OBAMA "FORGOT" TO MENTION Page A15 WSJ report entitled “Treasury’s Fannie Mae Heist“.

WSJ excerpt: The Federal government is seizing the substantial profits of the government-chartered mortgage firms, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taking for itself the property and potential gains of private investors the government induced to help prop up these companies. This conduct is intolerable.” A scathing article follows--a must read.

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A HOLDER F/M COVER-UP? for massive sub-prime mtge fraud perpetrated by (1) the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (as vote-crazed Obama/Dems suck-up for latino votes), AND (2) ACORN.

10 posted on 10/30/2013 8:00:02 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Gopher Broke

Internal polling must’ve told the rats this several days ago. Hence the visit by ‘the won’ to shore up Mc.


11 posted on 10/30/2013 8:01:06 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Sarvis needs to throw his support to Cuccinelli. That’s where victory lies. He’s in the catbird seat to pull solid libertarian concessions out of not just Cuccinelli, but the GOP in general. Sarvis would be great in several posts in VA. Let him be a tiger on local regs blocking growth and jobs in VA.


12 posted on 10/30/2013 8:01:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
The Cuccinelli GOTV effort is the best I've ever seen in this area of the Commonwealth. I've seen nothing of the TMac campaign and constant operation of the Cuccinelli offices. This is far beyond last year's operation imho and no opposition like the OFA ground game for TMac.
13 posted on 10/30/2013 8:02:43 AM PDT by 103198 (It's the metadata stupid...)
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To: Gopher Broke

Duh winnah will be de brave and Diebold.


14 posted on 10/30/2013 8:02:49 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: Gopher Broke

This poll reflects the tightening that I’ve been seeing on the ground here in VA the past two weeks. McAuliffe has made a critical mistake by getting Bloomberg, Clinton, and now Obama Biden into the race. The Obamacare mess is really showing up when I’m door knocking. Yesterday for example in one case a guy who hadn’t been following the race closely said that he was voting Cuccinelli because his health plan had been cancelled and the new one had doubled his premium. Another lady said that she had been undecided until she saw a news report that Obama was coming to campaign for McAuliffe. We can win this thing even with the fake libertarian stoner in the race.


15 posted on 10/30/2013 8:03:21 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Certainly we can. This is not a Presidential year not a congressional year. We can win this.


16 posted on 10/30/2013 8:04:33 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Gopher Broke

With early (and often) voting already in, I am not optimistic about Cuccinelli winning as he would in a completely fair election.


17 posted on 10/30/2013 8:09:12 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The fix and fraudulent ballots are in. We’re a banana republic now. All elections are fixed by the regime.”

Maybe so, but if this jerk Sarvis were not in the mix, vote fraud would likely be impossible. Robert Sarvis is this year’s Todd Akin. He’s today’s “slinky.” He is really worthless, but it “fun” for some to “push him down the stairs.” America is getting the government it “deserves.”


18 posted on 10/30/2013 8:09:14 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Maelstorm

The winner will be whomever gets his voters to the voting booth
Thanks for the work you are doing!


19 posted on 10/30/2013 8:10:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: 1010RD

Its very good. We have a growing army of volunteers. I’ve been out nearly every day the last two weeks. Ken has really started hitting Obamacare hard and tying McAuliffe to it and Rand Paul coming to campaign for him has given him a boost. McAuliffe is also managing to do what he does so well which is get overconfident as he did in the 2009 primary race which he lost in the last two weeks of that race. The first mistake was bring Mayor Bloomberg into the race. The second mistake was bringing Bill Clinton into the race and then having Clinton go on and on about how Terry loves Obamacare. The third and I believe fatal mistake is bring Obama, Biden, and Michelle Obama into the race.

Regardless we need everyone who can to get their head in this game and help win Virginia. It is our chance to rebuke Obama and deal not just a blow against Obama but also the Clintons.


20 posted on 10/30/2013 8:12:49 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The importance of Leftist candidates winning has a new incentive recently added in. These offices bear the sole responsibility to defend laws being attacked in the courts by the Left. With their compliant stooges installed, the stooge can just refuse to defend any law/constitutional amendment in place that they just happen to disagree with, such as the marriage amendments or laws were abandoned in California and Pennsylvania, to be defenseless against tyrannous courts.

This will happen much more often, in other areas.

21 posted on 10/30/2013 8:14:07 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Black Agnes

It just shows the Wenzel strategies polls was probably correct.


22 posted on 10/30/2013 8:17:38 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: 103198

Good, but don’t get complacent. The Dems will do everything in their power to win. Just a reminder from an Obama Country (Cook County aka Crook County) FReeper who has seen a lot of shenanigans.


23 posted on 10/30/2013 8:17:52 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The fix and fraudulent ballots are in.

Are you suggesting a fellow with the spotless record of Terry McAuliffe would...cheat?

Damn right the fix is in.

24 posted on 10/30/2013 8:21:00 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Maelstorm
It just shows the Wenzel strategies polls was probably correct.

Wenzel's 1-point margin, Zogby's 4.5-point difference, and now this. Today at noon, EDT, Rasmussen releases its numbers on this race. Prepare for some nasty buzzkill, as that poll has been all over the map.

25 posted on 10/30/2013 8:23:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 103198

I’ve not seen one McAuliffe volunteer in Central Virginia. I’ve knocked hundreds of doors in my area and Cuccinelli voters are nearly 10 to 1. There was one McAuliffe Sign and one Sarvis sign in all of my door knocking and even the people I talked to that are voting McAuliffe don’t like him where as some GOP are a little sour on the race the vast majority of GOP votes are positive votes. I just looked at the internals in this poll. Ken’s voters are much more enthusiastic with 53% strongly favoring him compared to McAuliffe with only 39% and Sarvis a weak 22%. That 14 is a 14 point enthusiasm gap between Cuccinelli and McAuliffe and if that remains till election day I think we win it but there is still work to be done. I’m going out again today and then tonight I’ve been invited to a meet and greet with Ken.


26 posted on 10/30/2013 8:24:19 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Billthedrill; FlingWingFlyer

" Yup, it's in the back seat, Terry. The newest vote fraud meat grinder,
in tip-top shape. Oiled and ready to use on Cuccinelli. Complete with
easy, do-it-yourself instructions."

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New, improved Dem Voter Fraud Meat Grinder

INSTRUCTIONS: Insert Republican here.

27 posted on 10/30/2013 8:25:56 AM PDT by Liz
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To: ScottinVA

Ras hasn’t been very good lately. Polls aren’t going to stop us. This thing is ramping up and the Obamacare fail is putting wind in our sails.


28 posted on 10/30/2013 8:26:35 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm; John Semmens
Another lady said that she had been undecided until she saw a news report that Obama was coming to campaign for McAuliffe.

I hear that Obama's going to campaign for the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in NJ, by appearing at a fundraiser for Christie.

29 posted on 10/30/2013 8:29:32 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: hoosiermama

The winner will be whomever gets his voters to the voting booth


Still looks like a rainy forecast election day - bad for RAT turnout.


30 posted on 10/30/2013 8:32:52 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Night Hides Not

lol!


31 posted on 10/30/2013 8:35:04 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Al Franken forces better get their Buick with the trunk full of pre-completed ballots on the road.


32 posted on 10/30/2013 8:36:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 1010RD
Don't worry, I won't and a think a lot of other volunteers wont’. The polls are showing us down so people are putting in more of an effort than I've ever seen.

Pray for us all.

33 posted on 10/30/2013 8:41:23 AM PDT by 103198 (It's the metadata stupid...)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Sarvis seems to be drawing pretty evenly between the two candidates; note the 47-45 without him, vs 45-41 with him. Not a lot of difference there.

The key is which candidate can peel off their voters from sarvis, while sarvis still draws from the other candidate.

This poll is a little bit of welcome news, compared to other polls.

On the other hand, all the polls are pretty consistent — McCauliffe never gets above the 45% number, even though he gets most of his democrat party support. Ken’s numbers bump around wildly in the polls, which shows his problem, but also shows that a lot of the “undecideds” are likely to vote for him.

That is one way to interpret the two polls in this article. Each shows McCauliffe at around 45%. The one has 14% undecided with Ken at 31%. The other has 5% undecided with Ken at 41%. If you think of the 2nd poll as “pushing” the undecideds to make a choice, virtually ALL of them chose Ken.

If they push the Sarvis voters, they split evenly. Because Sarvis is pro-abortion and pro-gay-marriage, he does draw the votes of the younger voters who don’t like McCauliffe because of the “occupy” effect (Terri is seen as part of the evil 1% ruling class corporate types, actually moreso than Ken).

So if the republicans will come home to roost (and if they don’t I put the blame on our current Governor and Lt. Governor who aren’t doing anything to help), I think Sarvis actually helps a bit.


34 posted on 10/30/2013 8:41:47 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 1010RD

He’s scared enough he made a deal to get Obama in to try to assauge the black voters who still hate McCauliffe for how he trashed Obama in 2008 trying to get Hillary elected.


35 posted on 10/30/2013 8:42:35 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Maelstorm
I'll be calling later today myself and strategy session at lunch. Keep up the great work and enjoy Ken tonight!
36 posted on 10/30/2013 8:43:05 AM PDT by 103198 (It's the metadata stupid...)
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To: Maelstorm

Also, the race had been close before the shutdown. During the shutdown Ken’s numbers went down, due to the backlash (we have a large federal workforce). With the shutdown ended, that anger is easing, especially now that all the feds got essentially paid vacation time.


37 posted on 10/30/2013 8:44:38 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Maelstorm
Good news. God bless you for all of the work you are doing!!

Praying and donating from TX.

38 posted on 10/30/2013 8:45:29 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Gopher Broke

I really think that the daily train wreck called Obamacare is becoming a big factor in this race. Its adding to Jim’s momentum.


39 posted on 10/30/2013 8:46:58 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: TMA62

Ken’s momentum, not Jim.


40 posted on 10/30/2013 8:47:51 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Liz
Eeew. For some reason, that pic of McA reminds me of this guy....


41 posted on 10/30/2013 8:50:00 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Gopher Broke

There’s no way a Libertarian candidate gets 9% of the vote. The last time there was a Libertarian candidate for governor, that candidate got less than 1% of the vote.


42 posted on 10/30/2013 8:56:56 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: 103198

Prayers from Texas.


43 posted on 10/30/2013 8:57:14 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Gopher Broke

If Virginia elects this thug, they DESERVE to suffer the consequences. If they cannot see what Obama has done to the nation, then what this puke does to the state is a self inflicted wound. So, shut up and suffer your consequences of your stupid vote. They will regret this.


44 posted on 10/30/2013 8:57:31 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: txhurl
Thank you and God bless you. Imho, this is a true battle between good and evil.
45 posted on 10/30/2013 9:01:18 AM PDT by 103198 (It's the metadata stupid...)
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To: 103198

Excellent!


46 posted on 10/30/2013 9:16:07 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Gopher Broke

seven days out from an election and you are tanking in the polls.........doesn’t bode well for Mcawful!!! Have a sneaky feeling his prier poll numbers were BS!!!!


47 posted on 10/30/2013 9:16:16 AM PDT by ontap
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To: 103198

Oh, we know. McAss contaminated Austin for 10 years. Sorry to see he’s chosen your fine state to setup Satan’s new ring for him.


48 posted on 10/30/2013 9:19:33 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Jane Long

Thx!


49 posted on 10/30/2013 9:27:20 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Gopher Broke; All

What sweet poetic justice: McCauliffe was betting on the Government shut-down hurting KC. Now, the Obama Care debacle with all the lies and cancelled health plans has been timed perfectly to hurt TM. Couldn’t happen to a better jerk.


50 posted on 10/30/2013 9:58:47 AM PDT by Din Maker
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