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Ted Cruz: 'Hell Will Freeze Over' Before Establishment GOP Listens To American people
Breitbart ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 02/14/2014 12:46:18 PM PST by SoConPubbie

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told conservative radio host Mark Levin on Thursday evening that establishment GOP politicians will “never” listen to the American people.

“If we wait on the entrenched politicians in Washington, hell will freeze over before that happens,” Cruz answered when Levin asked whether Republicans will ever listen. “This is nothing new. The answers come from America, from millions of people standing up and holding elected officials accountable.”

Cruz, who coined the Twitter hashtag #MakeDCListen during the government shutdown episode, has often returned to a theme of forcing Washington D.C. insiders to listen to the public.

He noted that in the prelude to the shutdown, many Republicans preferred to push for spending cuts with the debt ceiling as leverage.

“A few months ago, when we were fighting trying to stop the disaster that is Obamacare, where a lot of Washington gray beards said, ‘we are going to fight on the debt ceiling. That’s where the fight will be,’” Cruz said. “It’s like they think the American people are a bunch of rubes, we don’t remember what they say.”

Wednesday, Cruz forced a procedural roll call requiring a 60-vote majority on the "clean" debt ceiling bill, despite Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's forceful urging he allow the legislation to go through with only a bare-majority vote. Cruz said Republicans should have united against the cloture motion, preventing the debt ceiling from being raised.

“If 41 Republicans had stood together and just voted no, the clean debt ceiling, the blank check for President Obama and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi want would have been denied,” Cruz said. “And for all of them who say I am just a crazy rebel, the last 55 times the debt ceiling has been increased, Congress has attached meaningful conditions to it 28 of those times. It's the

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 02/14/2014 12:46:18 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; tbw2; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; SunshinesStormySummerSon; Ditter; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 02/14/2014 12:47:16 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Has Sen. Cruz looked outside lately? Sure looks like it to me.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 12:47:27 PM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: SoConPubbie

Well. It certainly does seem that way. How a Boehner or a McConnell or a Lindsey or a McCain can sleep comfortably sleep at night is a downright mystery to me.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 12:48:17 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SoConPubbie
Cruz said. “It’s like they think the American people are a bunch of rubes, we don’t remember what they say.”

The arrogance of the GOPe knows no bounds.

5 posted on 02/14/2014 12:49:01 PM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: TMSuchman

I know, right? We just got another snow. We’ve had two or three days above freezing here in Dayton since December (I think).


6 posted on 02/14/2014 12:49:02 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Gaffer

How do they sleep?

On a bed made of money. Very comfortable.

/nods to Don Draper


7 posted on 02/14/2014 12:49:44 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Gaffer; All

As Americans, WE are used to patiently, and silently waiting for solutions to problems to come from the top down.

This lazy attitude has been the basis for most Corporate and Political Management structures in America for most of OUR History.

WE now have the ultimate in lazy, top-down, political structure: a rouge dictator whom WE allow to be above OUR Constitutional Law.

WE will continue to have the current Obama Dictatorship as long as the Chief Impeachment Official, ( CIO ), the Speaker of the House, is allowed by US to permit Obama to continue as a OUR Dictator.

In all of Obama’s public statements, he has told the truth to US only twice:
1.) “We are only five days away from fundamentally changing the United States of America.”

and

2.) “I have a pen and a telephone, and I will use them to issue Executive Orders whenever Congress fails to act.”

Obama has thus defined himself to be OUR Dictator, and formally gave US fair warning of his intentions to do so.

For reasons that border on High Treason to the United States of America, Boehner as Speaker of the House, has failed his Constitutional Duty to begin Impeachment Proceedings on B. Hussein Obama.

The Members of the US House of Representatives have refused to force Boehner to resign; then to elect a Speaker with the required Sense of Honor to do his/her Constitutional Duty to begin Formal Impeachment Proceedings on B. Hussein Obama.

If WE, the taxpayers, do not force the Members of the US House of Representatives to replace Boehner as Speaker with a new Speaker that will issue the necessary Articles of Impeachment on B. Hussein Obama, then WE, the lazy, silent majority taxpayers, deserve to continue to have OUR Liberties crushed by Dictator Obama.

The future of OUR Republic is, as always, in OUR hands.

DONT TREAD ON ME


8 posted on 02/14/2014 12:51:20 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: LS

The Great Lakes are FROZEN.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 12:52:01 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: warchild9

You got it. Egos or the need of money.. take your pick.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 12:52:05 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SoConPubbie
the last 55 times the debt ceiling has been increased

I'm starting to see a pattern here.

Somebody please 'splain to me what the words "debt ceiling" mean?

11 posted on 02/14/2014 12:54:45 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Graewoulf

Certainly ALL good and salient points, IMO.

However, as a natural sovereign American, I cannot help but to recall that cartoon I once saw in a Playboy magazine of two vultures resting on a hot desert branch with the caption, “Dead, Alive, I don’t give a sh!t. I don’t care, I’m gonna kills something soon.”

My attitude is one of finality. Scorched earth, burn it all down finality if something doesn’t break on the side of decency and honesty real damned soon.

I’m in no mood for equivocating “show voters” or panderers. McConnell and Boehners are in my opinion perhaps the two worst traitors of our era. I pray nightly their constituents correct their errors and send them to the ranks of the chronically unemployed.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 12:59:40 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SoConPubbie

GOPe may continue to be deaf, but hell will start freezing on the evening of 11/5/14.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 1:00:38 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: SoConPubbie

We will remember the “enemies from within” and vote them OUT in the primaries.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 1:01:47 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: SoConPubbie
If only Ted would say what's on his mind.

:o)

15 posted on 02/14/2014 1:02:53 PM PST by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ha! I just had a call today from a representative from the RNC. The poor, hapless man was asking for donations. I let him know that it was nothing personal against him, but I was not giving one red cent to the RNC to support establishment GOP like McConnel and Boehner, who have managed to treat people like me as the enemy scourge that needs to be removed from the Republican party.

He said I wasn’t the first person who has said that to him today. Lol!


16 posted on 02/14/2014 1:05:07 PM PST by MNGal
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To: SoConPubbie

What I find so amazing is that Cruz speaks the truth and is hated by not only the left, but the repiblicant weasels as well. The people that are supposed to be conservative and common sense.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 1:10:44 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted Cruz: 'Hell Will Freeze Over' Before Establishment GOP Listens To American people.

Then 'Hell Will Freeze Over' before the Republicans win another national election. I constantly get RNC and Republican solicitation for contributions, and I constantly throw them in the garbage unopened...and I'll bet there are millions of voters out there who do exactly the same and will continue to do so as long as these old-line turds stay asleep!!

18 posted on 02/14/2014 1:20:07 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: SoConPubbie

I object to the headline. It implies that there exists “an American people” out there that overwhelmingly supports Cruz.

The problem is that just ain’t so. The actual American people are severely divided on these issues, and it is by no means obvious that the Cruz supporters are even in a majority, much less enough of one to call them “the American people.”

Now I happen to think this is a sad state of affairs, that those who support Obama and his ilk are either malevolent or sadly mistaken. But they’re still just as much Americans as I am (or Cruz is) and part of the divided American people.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 1:21:01 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: SoConPubbie

What I find even MORE AMAZING is that any of them listen to ANY of us!

I watched Ted Cruz during his valiant effort to halt the disaster called Obamacare. I hope you watched it as well. If he used it once, he used the phrase “...we no longer listen to the people, our constituents...” over a hundred times. And he was right...they don’t. And the fact is, THEY NO LONGER NEED TO.

I’ve sent my little rant on this topic before but Ted’s honest comment compels me to do so again.
*************

WHY THE POLITICAL RULING CLASS NO LONGER LISTENS TO US!
“When the servants of the people are paid with something other than that which the people themselves have produced (i.e. the real, tangible products of their labors or some fixed and real medium of that exchange), the roles of master and servant will be reversed.”

That was Thomas Jefferson warning that the financial disaster we now face would be but one of many problems paper money would visit upon us if we allowed our “leaders” to remove the backing from the currency.

It was believed by Roger Sherman and a majority of those at the Constitutional Convention that unbacked fiat currency would so damage the fabric of the nation that they ATTEMPTED to prohibit it with these few words at Article 1, Section 10, requiring the states to enforce the prohibition: “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;”

If the people and their states grew inattentive to this matter (and they have!), Jefferson also saw another problem ahead.

In a letter to John Taylor in 1816, he wrote, “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”

We have been “…swindling futurity…” for a long time and this is now where we find ourselves. If the government, through its banker masters at the Federal Reserve, can create “money” from thin air, they certainly don’t need ours every April 15th. That annual sheep shearing is simply an attempt to vacuum enough of the excess paper from the system to keep the rest of us from catching on to the biggest theft ring in the history of man. They have now created so much that their attempt is failing and failing badly to a point where all but the dullest among us (Obama voters and his growing cadres of personal and corporate welfare beneficiaries) are starting to “get it.”

If you understood that last paragraph, you can now make the small leap to an understanding as to why the “progressive” utopian welfare state hacks in Washington don’t give a damn WHAT you think. Their power to create all the “money” they need to fuel their infernal machine and fill the gaping maws of enough of those growing hoards of welfare constituents to assure their perpetual re-election means that — ready — THEY NO LONGER NEED YOU! They have become, as Mr. Jefferson predicted, our MASTERS.

We won’t have even a CHANCE at an honest government until we again have HONEST MONEY.

That they are taking down a nation and a system that has provided more wealth, safety and abundance to more people than any other in history matters not to them. Failing to grasp the lesson of the French Revolution, they believe themselves to be above the impending disaster.

We’re running out of time to get this increasingly rapacious beast back into the cage from which we have carelessly allowed it to escape.

Dick Bachert

PS: I was a 3 year member of the national board of CATS (Citizens for an Alternative Tax System), the precursor to the current Fair Tax organization. I fully support the concept of a CONSUMPTION TAX over the current Marxist INCOME TAX. That said, UNTIL WE GET BACK TO HONEST “MONEY”, WERE REARRANGING DECK CHAIRS ON A SINKING SHIP.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 1:24:14 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: SoConPubbie
IMHO, Ted Cruz is right.

The old-line republicans see conseervatives as their real opposition - not the democrats.

After all - they want the same things the democrats want: access to the treasury and the power to make sure it goes to the right people.

The major difference between democrats and republicans is who they want to "help" with taxpayers' money.
They each have their own special interest gtroups and their own financial backers looking for a quid pro quo.

But those crazy conservatives want to end the gravy train, blow the Good-Old-Boy system to smithereens, stop the rape and theiving of taxpaying workers,
and go back to a constitutional government.

No wonder most establishment republicans fear and despise Ted Cruz more than Barack Obama.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 1:26:05 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Sherman Logan

Exactly correct. Quite frankly, it is a small minority that support and share our views (Tea Party). America is NOT coming around to the way we think. America does NOT support our policies. And they never, ever will if the GOP Elite do the explaining.

And while our America may be forever gone (I honestly think it is) I would at least like to try to let America hear the true conservative message and not that idiocy spouted by the GOP “leadership”.

We, Conservatives, ARE a minority. And when we keep saying “they aren’t listening to America” America goes, “well of course not. We aren’t you.”

We need to both not fool ourselves AND get the word out.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 1:39:24 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SoConPubbie

Their course is set, Time to take a new one, NO , make that the old one.. We have strayed so far from the precepts not this nation at its founding.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 1:39:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: MNGal

I’ve asked the RNC to delete my acct/info 5 times, now.

I’ve told them that they support nothing but establishment RINO’s (the Boneheads, McConnells, McShamnesty, McCornyns) - who support amnesty and everything 0 asks for - and that I only donate directly to conservative candidates or groups (TEA, Senate Conservatives, etc.) That RNC = DNC.

They refuse to stop sending me their propaganda-filled solicitations.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 1:40:02 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Of = not
Burp oops


25 posted on 02/14/2014 1:41:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Yup. Thanks for the agreement. It seems to be an unpopular POV, with many around here seeming to think that all that is needed is for candidates to boldly proclaim the conservative message.

The problem is that a LOT of Americans don’t like the conservative message, quite possibly a significant majority. I believe they’re wrong, but that doesn’t change the numbers.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 1:45:43 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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27 posted on 02/14/2014 1:48:11 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Mmmm....it'll be a long time before that happens. Are you trying to tell us what I think you're trying to tell us Ted?
28 posted on 02/14/2014 1:58:31 PM PST by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: Graewoulf
As Americans, WE are used to patiently, and silently waiting for solutions to problems to come from the top down.

Huh? Not here. I find my own solutions to problems (trying not to re-invent the wheel along the way). My only hurdles are problems FROM THE TOP COMING DOWN.

29 posted on 02/14/2014 2:18:42 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Gaffer
...My attitude is one of finality. Scorched earth, burn it all down finality if something doesn’t break on the side of decency and honesty real damned soon...

I am feeling it, brother. I think that all sides know that things are going to come to a high point in November of this year. I sometimes wander into a nihilistic mood and want the freepin' economic crash to come right now so we can ever blame Obama.

It is a daunting thought to consider that the Tea Party/Patriots are the last firewall against a complete socialistic takeover of the world. Because when the Tea Part/Patriots fail, the Republican Party fails and America fails and so goes the world. All the while the idiot democrats want to politically annihilate the republicans so they can be the dominant rulers of...chaos.

30 posted on 02/14/2014 2:31:18 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Sherman Logan
The problem is that a LOT of Americans don’t like the conservative message, quite possibly a significant majority.

What a pathetic and weak statement. Utterly gutless.

Do you not realize that most Americans know little about true Conservatism?

Do you not realize that the GOPe, the MSM and the RATs relentlessly distort and belittle anything Conservative?

I believe the right person can break through this evil and catch fire with Americans. I suggest you go to the site that seems to match you mindset -- DU.

If you are a Conservative (which I doubt) then you should be proud and confident in the face of evil.The vast American public knows clearly something is terribly wrong -- they just don't know yet that it is Statists from both parties.

When the curtain is finally pulled back and their nature truly revealed, then the evil Statists will be destroyed politically.

31 posted on 02/14/2014 3:00:59 PM PST by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: Graewoulf
 
 
In all of Obama’s public statements, he has told the truth to US only twice: 1.) “We are only five days away from fundamentally changing the United States of America.”
 
and
 
2.) “I have a pen and a telephone, and I will use them to issue Executive Orders whenever Congress fails to act.”
 
Obama has thus defined himself to be OUR Dictator, and formally gave US fair warning of his intentions to do so.
 
What's disturbing is the number of people who still do not realize that.
 
 
 
a rouge dictator
 
Yes, he's that too
 
 
 

32 posted on 02/14/2014 3:33:05 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: SoConPubbie
I like Cruz and agree with him on plenty, but he's wrong here. The "GOPe" were elected by their constituents, who are far more middle than Conservative these days, and that's who they're listening to.
33 posted on 02/14/2014 3:54:06 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: lapsus calami; crosslink; Jane Long; RitaOK; BuckeyeTexan; All

The main targets of my comment that you read were two white males, both multi-Millionaires, always clean shaven with well-barbered hair - - -

Pardon me, but the noise from the incoming Obamadrones is making it difficult to type - - - This is not going to end well - - - .

Missed! As I was describing; both males spoke on TV without sweating, although the one without glasses appeared to have frequent eye allergies, shared phases were “American People,” and “getting things done with the other side across the aisle,” - - - - - - - - - .

A knock on my door - - -gotta close - - - -

“Henry has a brown Mustache.”

“The green chair is against the wall.”


34 posted on 02/14/2014 7:05:14 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: sand88
I believe the right person can break through this evil and catch fire with Americans.

Possibly. I certainly hope you are right.

In the meantime, do you dispute the accuracy of what I said, or merely think it was "pathetic and weak" to state the truth.

You know, the most important step in any endeavor is to form an accurate impression of its difficulty.

Only so can a plan be formed to overcome those difficulties. To assume they will magically disappear, or that a magical person will appear to lead us to the Promised Land is not a plan.

To be fair, I don't have a plan either. But I do know that it starts with changing the hearts and minds of Americans via the culture. Politics is downstream of culture. Trying to change the culture or society by means of politics is going about it backwards.

The vast American public knows clearly something is terribly wrong -- they just don't know yet that it is Statists from both parties.

You have some actual evidence for this assertion, or does your assertion in your eyes make it a fact?

My whole point is that there is little evidence that you are right, and a good deal of evidence that most Americans disagree with you.

35 posted on 02/16/2014 6:01:12 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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