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Is Scott Walker the Answer?
Yahoo News via Daily Beast ^ | 02/05/2014 | By David Freedlander

Posted on 02/05/2014 7:13:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind

With Chris Christie still stuck in a traffic scandal at the foot of the George Washington Bridge, the donors and Main Street Republicans who make up the bulk of the GOP center-right establishment can be forgiven for feeling a little nervous.

If Christie fades, this cohort, which boosted both Mitt Romney and John McCain to the nomination, fear that a Tea Party-fueled candidate will take over the party, leading to a drubbing at the hands of the Democrats come November 2016.

Thus hopes have turned to Jeb Bush as a possible savior, even though the Florida governor has been out of office for seven years. It’s why Paul Ryan is practically being dragged into the race, even though the Wisconsin congressman and former vice-presidential nominee seems set on staying in the House. It’s why there have even been rumbles that even Romney is considering another go, his two-time rejection by the American public notwithstanding.

So without other options, can the establishment learn to love Scott Walker?

The controversial Wisconsin governor is slated to come and hobnob with top New York donors this spring, and he has quickly become a top draw for radio and TV bookers now that Christie has gone mostly silent. And although Walker’s public persona as a cultural warrior for the Tea Party became cemented after his efforts to strip the union public sector of collective bargaining rights, for many, his appeal actually lies in the fact that he may be one of the few Republicans running who can sway independent voters.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; gop; newjersey; potus; randsconcerntrolls; scottwalker; tpinos; wisconsin
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1 posted on 02/05/2014 7:13:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

i think our only hope is to have a hispanic on either end.Walker/Cruz, Cruz/Walker would make for a killer ticket.


2 posted on 02/05/2014 7:16:01 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: SeekAndFind


3 posted on 02/05/2014 7:16:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Considering the source....’Concern trolling’?


4 posted on 02/05/2014 7:18:48 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SeekAndFind
At this time, with the election a couple of years away and given what I know now, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is probably the only Republican I'd consider voting for to be POTUS.
5 posted on 02/05/2014 7:19:07 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No person should be allowed to hold the office of the President of the United States: 1- who is not native born , or ; 2 - who has never served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States .


6 posted on 02/05/2014 7:22:12 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: SeekAndFind

The generalizations are moronic. Plenty of moderates run and lose, but the only time the klieg lights come on are when conservatives run and lose.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 7:22:31 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Main Street Republicans who make up the bulk of the GOP center-right establishment

There's are easier ways to write that; "squishes", "RINOS", "libs", "country-clubbers" etc...

8 posted on 02/05/2014 7:22:47 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Walker is pro-Amnesty. He’s a “path to citizenship” candidate.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 7:25:20 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SeekAndFind
fear that a Tea Party-fueled candidate will take over the party, leading to a drubbing at the hands of the Democrats come November 2016.

Where have we heard that song before?

fear that a Tea Party-fueled candidate Reagan will take over the party, leading to a drubbing at the hands of the Democrats come November 2016 1980.

10 posted on 02/05/2014 7:25:27 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: GBA
Scott Walker is probably the only Republican I'd consider voting for to be POTUS.

Are you pro-amnesty for illegal immigrant invaders?

11 posted on 02/05/2014 7:27:33 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

Scott Walker can shove it. Cares nothing for Americans, only illegal aliens.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 7:28:04 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: SeekAndFind
If Christie fades, this cohort, which boosted both Mitt Romney and John McCain to the nomination, fear that a Tea Party-fueled candidate will take over the party, leading to a drubbing at the hands of the Democrats come November 2016.

Yes, because they did so well with Romney and McCain.

13 posted on 02/05/2014 7:28:32 PM PST by Petrosius
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To: LeoWindhorse
No person should be allowed to hold the office of the President of the United States: 1- who is not native born , or ; 2 - who has never served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States

I'd take Thomas Jefferson over just about anyone you could imagine to be President of the United States.

Serving as muscle for America's crony capitalism hardly strikes me as a qualifier. Doing so without even becoming cognizant of having done so strikes me as a disqualifier.

14 posted on 02/05/2014 7:32:05 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: ElkGroveDan
fear that a Tea Party-fueled candidate will take over the party, leading to a drubbing at the hands of the Democrats come November 2016.

Where have we heard that song before?

Missouri Senate race?

Nevada Senate race?

Delaware Senate race?

15 posted on 02/05/2014 7:33:36 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: SeekAndFind
It’s why there have even been rumbles that even Romney is considering another go, his two-time rejection by the American public notwithstanding.

Heaven help us.

16 posted on 02/05/2014 7:34:46 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: P-Marlowe
Are you pro-amnesty for illegal immigrant invaders?

I'm fine with immigration.

It's the socialism that will rot the country, with or without immigration.

Scapegoating immigrants for our economic dysfunction is a mistake.

17 posted on 02/05/2014 7:36:43 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: LeoWindhorse
2 - who has never served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States .

I served honorably 4 years, as a veteran, I give them my blessing to run.

One of the reasons I served was to protect the freedoms of all Americans, many of whom did not serve for v arious and valid reasons.

My 93 year old mother never served and she would make a better president than at least the last two democrats that held that office.

18 posted on 02/05/2014 7:40:45 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Gunslingr3
Where have we heard that song before? Missouri Senate race? Nevada Senate race? Delaware Senate race?

And don't forget that right-wing-crazy Tea-Partier Mitt Romney who lost the Presidency but had no effect whatsoever on the down-ticket Senate races. And that crazy woman in Delaware, if it wasn't for the likes of her and the Tea Party, Republicans would have taken over the House in 2010.

19 posted on 02/05/2014 7:42:17 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: P-Marlowe
No, I'm not and I didn't know that Walker is either.

I thought that Ryan is pro-amnesty, but he disqualified himself a long time ago, along with Jeb Bush and Christie. I hadn't read that much about Walker.

Thanks for the heads up and letting me that I have more research to do these next couple of years.

No doubt we'll know everything the demonrat's one stream media wants US to know about whomever the focus of their fear and loathing is by then.

20 posted on 02/05/2014 7:42:39 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Scott Walker beats those Senator talkers in huge regards, he delivered results and he will be re-elected too.
He also ran a state and very well.

Better yet, unlike those losers who went up against Romney, Walker supporters can argue that he is electable when going against the GOPe candidate in the primary.

Bush No

Ryan No.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 7:44:05 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Gunslingr3

Cherry pick much?


22 posted on 02/05/2014 7:45:21 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Gunslingr3
Leftward trends in American politics have always been fueled by waves of low skilled immigrants. If you're afraid of Socialism rotting the country, have a look at the way Mexicans vote in their own country; and compare it to how they vote once naturalized.

Your position is logically and historically untenable.

23 posted on 02/05/2014 7:45:39 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Gunslingr3

Yet apparently you were deaf during the election of 2010. Strange.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 7:46:25 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Gunslingr3

pretty powerful post. gutsy too. I agree.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 7:49:33 PM PST by roofgoat
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To: GBA

We’re not likely to win without some moderation in the immigration issue. Bush barely won twice with a very welcoming message to Hispanics. The country is in a different place now after the AZ immigration actions and there is room for a more conservative message than Bush had. We need a candidate who welcomes Latino voters into the party and offers some measures of immigration reform. That does not mean citizenship shortcuts or free rides to lawbreakers, but it does mean presenting practical solutions. A good conservative President like Walker, Cruz, etc can possibly be trusted to do it right, as opposed to the current administration who will bastardize any bill and focus on fattening up the Democratic voter rolls.

If we go with a Trancredo message, we will lose.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 7:50:15 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The controversial Wisconsin governor”

Think you’ll ever see the line “The controversial New York Senator/Sect of State”


27 posted on 02/05/2014 7:50:39 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind
IF the question is "Who is the current Governor of Wisconsin?" Then yes, Scott Walker is indeed the answer.

I've given money to Scott twice, even though his statehouse is about 700 miles away, but before I'd support him for President I'd have to know a lot more, especially about the loose remarks he made concerning illegals last year.

28 posted on 02/05/2014 7:50:53 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Gunslingr3; P-Marlowe
Scapegoating immigrants for our economic dysfunction is a mistake.

The question you're responding to specifically identified "illegal immigrants".

Your response, however, avoids the term.

Do you make no distinction between "illegal immmigrants" and "immigrants"?

29 posted on 02/05/2014 7:51:37 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Graybeard58

I don’t know sir . It has never worked out for those who have never served to then try and act as our Commander and Chief . They are generally just way too clueless and we cannot depend on merely the ‘advisers’ that surround them . The C&C must know , from his own experience . Allen West . Duncan Hunter . etc


30 posted on 02/05/2014 7:52:49 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: chicagolady

Cares nothing for America? Tsk tsk tsk!


31 posted on 02/05/2014 7:53:31 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: SeekAndFind

If he’s pro-amnesty then no. Better he stay a governor than attempt to break the country by imposing amnesty and millions of poor added to welfare and voting Democrat.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 7:54:37 PM PST by RginTN
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To: GBA
given what I know now, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is probably the only Republican I'd consider voting for to be POTUS.

I can think of at least one other Republican Governor I'd vote for.



33 posted on 02/05/2014 7:55:41 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pro-Shamnesty and a milquetoast. No thanks.


34 posted on 02/05/2014 8:00:09 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: LeoWindhorse
It has never worked out for those who have never served to then try and act as our Commander and Chief

Carter, Nixon, Ford, and LBJ served in uniform, and every one of them was a disaster as CIC.

35 posted on 02/05/2014 8:00:36 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: FredZarguna

Scott Walker has the cajones to stand up against ALL ODDS and the
media! Let’s not forget the STAND he took against the DEMS and UNION
in state!!!! HE STOOD HIS GROUND!! Against ALL odds and withstood a
recall!!! Come on people HE IS CONSERVATIVE!!! Would you rather have HILLARY? We all BETTER REMEMBER Ronald Reagan was NOT
prefect and also GRANTED AMNESTY!!! I absolutely DO NOT WANT
amnesty but I DO WANT someone who is a LEADER!!!


36 posted on 02/05/2014 8:01:52 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Kit cat
Fine.

So, let us hear what Scott has to say.

Reagan signed an amnesty bill. Would he sign it if he were President today, knowing what we know now? I like Walker. I admire Walker. And, as I made clear I contributed to Walker. But, if Walker says he will sign an amnesty bill in 2017, he disqualifies himself for me.

It doesn't come down to just him or Hillary.

37 posted on 02/05/2014 8:05:37 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: ilgipper
We need a candidate who welcomes Latino voters into the party and offers some measures of immigration reform. That does not mean citizenship shortcuts or free rides to lawbreakers, but it does mean presenting practical solutions.

I have seen two polls of legal Hispanics on the immigration issue. Both were two-to-one against amnesty (roughly 60-32).

And why not? Legal Hispanics are either the sons and daughters of families who have been in the USA for generations, if not hundreds of years, or have gone to the trouble and expense of jumping through all the immigration hoops.

From this, I conclude that the best way for the GOP to improve its percentage of the Hispanic vote is to adapt a strong anti-amnesty stance and clearly state their justification for doing so as a principled defense of American citizenship -- and not cheapening it by awarding to people who have come here illegally.

Recall that Republicans don't have to win a majority of the Hispanic vote to impact elections. 40% would do it...and that's within reach.

38 posted on 02/05/2014 8:06:46 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: P-Marlowe
Walker is pro-Amnesty. He’s a “path to citizenship” candidate.

I was afraid that might be the case. After our experience with Ryan and Priebus as national party leaders, I'm not sure we'll find what we need in Wisconsin.

39 posted on 02/05/2014 8:09:06 PM PST by Will88
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To: Windflier

with all due respect ...... Oddly enough , ALL Navy .....
time for a Marine or an Army COMBAT soldier perhaps ?

Those that know what AK rounds hitting nearby sound like .


40 posted on 02/05/2014 8:10:58 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

James Conway


41 posted on 02/05/2014 8:13:42 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: ilgipper
Personally, our approach to our border and immigration these last two presidents looks like entrapment.

When I got out of real estate, there were all sorts of GuvCo backed loans for ILLEGAL ALIENS to buy homes here.

There are how many self-identified "Sanctuary Cities" in the country?

I think a reasonable person could come to the conclusion that we "officially" welcomed the current foreign invasion (against our Constitution!!) with open arms.

The children born here to those ILLEGAL but welcomed ALIENS would seem to deserve some sort of legal answer to their status and given the above facts, there aren't too many options.

As to the rest? First, uphold the Constitutional mandate to enforce our borders and protect all states from foreign invasion, while prosecuting the politicians and officials who violated existing laws, our Constitution and their oaths of office and encouraged other to do the same to the fullest extent possible, then see what things look like after the dust settles.

Too many consequences of bad behavior to clean up already.

Let's give our future selves and our children the gift of the consequences of good behavior for a change, just to see what it's like.

42 posted on 02/05/2014 8:13:52 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

fear that a Tea Party-fueled candidate will take over the party, leading to a drubbing at the hands of the Democrats come November 2016.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

A drubbing? The GOP actually now believe what the MSM drive by propaganda has wrought?

Buahahahahahaha! Karl Rove is a dinosaur....extinct!Rove and the RINO GOP are DONE. Its over.

The ONLY way the GOP ( and America itself) can win is with a Cruz - Palin ticket.Every other alternative is just more socialism/fascism, and abrogation of the Constitution.


43 posted on 02/05/2014 8:14:10 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: LeoWindhorse
Oddly enough , ALL Navy ..... time for a Marine or an Army COMBAT soldier perhaps ?

You know, you're right about that. Hadn't even occurred to me that the Presidents I cited were all Navy. It would definitely be interesting to have a Soldier or a Marine serve as CIC for a change.

I know that Poppy Bush served in WWII as a flyer, but I don't know what branch he was in. Dubya was in the Texas Air National Guard, which I suppose is akin to the Air Force.

Ike, of course, was Army, as I believe Reagan was.



44 posted on 02/05/2014 8:18:39 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

Everyone’s welcome to weigh in on this question. As for me? I think wisconsin still needs Scott for another term. Much unfinished business here. But, if he’s nominated, I’ll be first in line as a volunteer.


45 posted on 02/05/2014 8:21:15 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SeekAndFind

I love Scott Walker and have only praise for all he has accomplished in Wisconsin. Nonetheless, he doesn’t have the personality to win a race for the Federal Senate or for President. No bad marks to him from that; it’s just that there are a lot of voters who vote on the personality, not the record - just look at the loser in the White Hut now!


46 posted on 02/05/2014 8:24:48 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Windflier
I have thought so, am willing to agree again and want to, but...

I don't understand her public affection for McCain at this point.

I'm having trouble seeing beyond my anti-McCain bias these days and that keeps getting stronger.

For me, it's become a personal litmus test and she's been failing it lately.

47 posted on 02/05/2014 8:26:02 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GBA
I have thought so, am willing to agree again and want to, but... I don't understand her public affection for McCain at this point.

I agree. It's a troubling blind spot that I have no rational explanation for.

48 posted on 02/05/2014 8:27:47 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He was in 2012. Ted Cruz is the answer for 2016.


49 posted on 02/05/2014 8:40:23 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind

everytime I see Mitt Romney on T.V., as he was this afternoon, I lament the fact that the asinine Republicans didn’t care enough about their country to get off their collective asses and toss the Kenyan out of office on his unqualified butt.PATHETIC!!!!!!!


50 posted on 02/05/2014 8:41:12 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails overall else)
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