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Obama Factor Adds to Fears of Democrats (Dumbocrats say Obama's political "poison")
NY TIMES ^ | 3/15/14 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ASHLEY PARKER

Posted on 03/15/2014 11:09:09 AM PDT by Liz

Democrats are increasingly alarmed about midterms amid Obama’s sinking approval ratings, the loss in Florida, and millions of dollars spent to attack Obama's ACA.

This has led to uncharacteristic criticism of Obama and bitter complaints that his vaunted political organization has done little to help the party’s vulnerable candidates.

One Democrat who asked not to be identified, said Mr. Obama was becoming “poisonous” to the party’s candidates.

WH officials — and the health care adviser — were met with angry questions about why Obama’s well-funded " Organizing for Action" was not airing commercials offering them cover on the health law. .....one source familiar with the meeting described “a high level of anxiety.”

Obama’s approval rating is 41 percent...... Since post-World War II, that has been one of the most accurate predictors of midterm results....any number below 50 means trouble for the party that holds the WH.

Democrats up for re-election are trying to put some distance between themselves and the president... Other Democrats are openly critical of the health care law.

Alex Sink’s loss to David Jolly in Florida’s 13th District last week added to the Democrats’ negative story line. Frightening Democrats further, is that none of the Republican third-party money in the race came from the Koch brothers.....

Democrats speak more candidly about what many see as the root cause for their political difficulties: the bungled unveiling of the health law, in particular the insurance website, and the White House’s failure to market the initiative effectively.

Democrats are furious that the same major contributors who enabled Mr. Obama and allied outside groups to raise over $1 billion for his re-election are not rallying to ensure the president does not face a Congress controlled entirely by Republicans for his final two years.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democratcare; donkeycare; jackasscare

1 posted on 03/15/2014 11:09:09 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Jeez, no kidding rats. Use those tiny brains and
figure it out.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 11:11:22 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Liz

Democrats critical of Obama and Obamacare?

But, isn’t it a fact that any criticism of Obama is racist?

Thus, aren’t these fellow Democrats being racist by being critical of Obama?


3 posted on 03/15/2014 11:13:41 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Liz

And they drank it up while they thought it was to their advantage.


4 posted on 03/15/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT by crz
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To: Liz

Well if there is real confrontation between us and the Russians that will really put Obama in the crapper.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 11:14:46 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: Liz

It is a lost cause. The donors know better than to throw money down a Rat hole.


6 posted on 03/15/2014 11:16:49 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Liz

Historically, the mid term elections in year 6 of a president’s term are bad news for his political party. We’ll see.

It will be interesting to watch MSNBC on election night, if the results are what we all anticipate now.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 11:17:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Sinking” has gained a whole new definition.....


8 posted on 03/15/2014 11:23:20 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: Liz

During election season, Obama will take a long, expensive vacation to keep out of the Democrats’ hair.


9 posted on 03/15/2014 11:23:36 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: tet68

Now the race card is coming back to bite the Dems. You know the white liberals are furious at the president but they can’t be seen as being negative towards him and risk alienating black voters as a result. “It’s Bush’s fault doesn’t fly anymore as a ready excuse for them so now they’re in obvious panic mode.


10 posted on 03/15/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Liz

“Millions of dollar spent to attack ACA.”

By who? I sure don’t see any concerted campaigns to attack it. It is all grass root wrath; people are mightily angry about the government destroying the greatest healthcare system in the world and replacing it with a monstrosity that zooms insurance prices to the stratosphere and makes care unavailable at ANY price with limited doctor networks, government approvals, government pressure on insurers to deny requests for specialists, government denying access to life-saving drugs, etc.

On the other hand, there is solid proof the Dems HAVE spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting this communist monstrosity. But opposition? Where? By whom? I’m still waiting.


11 posted on 03/15/2014 11:24:17 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Liz
"Democrats see...the bungled unveiling of the health law, in particular the insurance website, and the White House’s failure to market the initiative effectively."

Idiots. They truly think it was flawed marketing of the wonderful "gift" from Government, Inc that makes people hate it. A sh!t sandwich still smells like crap no matter how you market it. Stupid, idiotic bastards will never ever admit communism kills, doesn't work, can't ever work, and we want no part of it in our country.

12 posted on 03/15/2014 11:27:17 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bert

“It is a lost cause. The donors know better than to throw money down a Rat hole.”

Yeah, they need to concentrate on “buying Repubicans now.”


13 posted on 03/15/2014 11:28:43 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“Millions of dollar spent to attack ACA.”

“By who?”

The same people funding the massive global warming denial campaign.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 11:31:07 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Liz

The Democrats have the “Obama” problem resolver action right in the palm of their hands. Put together a committee of House & Senate Democrats......and march up to the White House and demand that Obama immediately resign....then immediately repeal Obamacare, etc. If he (Obama) will not resign...impeach him.

Dems other then that, and you buffoons are going down in flames, come November, 2014!!! Just take a good look at both the Texas primary results & the race in Florida!!! It tells the clear story of what is coming down the road!!! Imagine in just two election events, Wendy Davis & Alex Sink, major Democrat were destroyed politcally in one swoop!!!

Wise up....Democrats...like “Flounder” in “Animal House”....you trusted Obama and he screwed you. Now.....you screw him....or go down with him into political obscurity forever!!! I only warned you fools about a thousand times over the year or two!!! And remember...his bosum buddy, Putin is taking him apart piece by piece!!! LOL!!!


15 posted on 03/15/2014 11:34:55 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: bert

“It is a lost cause. The donors know better than to throw money down a Rat hole.”

Dang! I was hoping the rich Dems would spend a few more million Kay Hagan, or on the losing Wendy Davis campaign. I want them to go broke!


16 posted on 03/15/2014 11:34:56 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Liz

Obama’s thrown the Democrats under the bus. Now that he’s been re-elected he no longer needs them.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 11:36:20 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: dsrtsage

Duh...of course! How could I have missed that?


18 posted on 03/15/2014 11:40:58 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: All
DUMP A DUMMYCRAT ALERT

As far back as 2008, at the presidential debate in Nashville, Democrat candidate Obama advanced his signature healthcare plan---ultimately enacted, by an historic straight Democrat party-line vote, into the "Affordable Care Act"

QUOTING 2008 OBAMA: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I’m going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You’ll still have choice of doctor.”

Repeated over and over ---- with the promise that every American family would be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.

Significantly, Obamba NEVER corrected lock-stepping Democrats, all reading from the same Democrat talking points, all of them repeating the same Democrat promises---over and over again.

LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1930-40's ERA EUROPE Obama And The Dems marched in lockstep. The persistent Dumbocrat drumbeat ---- in obeisance to Obama ---- kept ringing reassuringly in our ears: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

SEN. HARRY REID (D-Nev.): “In fact, one of our core principles is that if you like the health care you have, you can keep it.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.8642, 8/3/09)

SEN. RICHARD DURBIN: “We believe — and we stand by this — if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward.” (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “If you like your insurance, you keep it.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/29/09)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-Wash.): “Again, if you like what you have, you will be able to keep it. Let me say this again: If you like what you have, when our legislation is passed and signed by the President, you will be able to keep it.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.6400, 6/10/09)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.): “That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it.” (Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)

SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-Iowa): “One of the things we put in the health care bill when we designed it was the protection for consumers to keep the plan they have if they like it; thus, the term ‘grandfathered plans.’ If you have a plan you like — existing policies — you can keep them. … we said, if you like a plan, you get to keep it, and you can grandfather it in.” (Sen. Harkin, Congressional Record, S.7675-6, 9/29/10)

THEN-REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-Wis.): “Under the bill, if you like the insurance you have now, you may keep it and it will improve.” (Rep. Baldwin, Press Release, 3/18/10)

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-Alaska): “If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want.” (Sen. Begich, Townhall Event, 7/27/09)

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-Colo.): “We should begin with a basic principle: if you have coverage and you like it, you can keep it. If you have your doctor, and you like him or her, you should be able to keep them as well. We will not take that choice away from you.” (Sen. Bennet, Press Release, 6/11/09)

SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.): “So we Democrats want people to be able to keep the health care they have. And the answer to that is choice of plans. And in the exchange, we’re going to have lots of different plans, and people will be able to keep the health care coverage they need and they want.” (Sen. Boxer, Press Release, 2/8/11)

SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio): “Our Democrat bill says if you have health insurance and you like it, you can keep it…”(Sen. Brown, Congressional Record, S.12612, 12/7/09)

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-Md.): “For the people of Maryland, this bill will provide a rational way in which they can maintain their existing coverage…” (Sen. Cardin, Congressional Record, S.13798, 12/23/09)

SEN. BOB CASEY (D-Pa.): “I also believe this Democrat legislation and the bill we are going to send to President Obama this fall will also have secure choices. If you like what you have, you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It is not going to change.” (Sen. Casey, Congressional Record, S.8070, 7/24/09)

SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-Calif): “I listened to the president and I believed him when he said,' if you liked your plan, you can keep your plan.' I didn’t realize there were all these codicils attached to it."

SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-N.C.): ‘People who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it’ “We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage.” (“Republicans Vent As Other Compromise Plans Get Aired,” National Journal’s Congress Daily, 6/18/09)

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-La.): “If you like the insurance that you have, you’ll be able to keep it.” (MSNBC’s Hardball, 12/16/09)

SEN. PAT LEAHY (D-Vt.): “[I]f you like the insurance you now have, keep the insurance you have.” (CNN’s “Newsroom,” 10/22/09)

SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-N.J.): “If you like what you have, you get to keep it” “Menendez is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to release a bill later this week. He stressed that consumers who are satisfied with their plans won’t have to change. ‘If you like what you have, you get to keep it,’ he said.” (“Health Care Plan Would Help N.J., Menendez Says,” The Record, 6/19/09)

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-Oreg.): “[E]nsuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it” “The HELP Committee bill sets forward a historic Democrat plan that will, for the first time in American history, give every American access to affordable health coverage, reduce costs, and increase choice, while ensuring that those who like their insurance get to keep it.” (Sen. Merkley, Press Release, 7/15/09)

SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-Md.): “It means that if you like the insurance you have now, you can keep it.” (Sen. Mikulski, Press Release, 12/24/09)

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-W.Va.): “I want people to know, the President’s promise that if you like the coverage you have today you can keep it is a pledge we intend to keep.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 9/23/09)

SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.): “If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it.” (Sen. Reed, Town Hall Event, 6/25/09)

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.): “‘If you have coverage you like, you can keep it,’ says Sen. Sanders.” (“Sick And Wrong,” Rolling Stone, 4/5/10)

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D-N.H.): ‘if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it’ “My understanding … is that … if you have health coverage that you like you can keep it. As I said, you may have missed my remarks at the beginning of the call, but one of the things I that I said as a requirement that I have for supporting a Democrat bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that. …under every scenario that I’ve seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it.” (Sen. Shaheen, “Health Care Questions From Across New Hampshire,” Accessed 11/13/13)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-Mich.): “As someone who has a large number of large employers in my state, one of the things I appreciate about the Democrat chairman’s remark is — is the grandfathering provisions, the fact that the people in my state, 60 percent of whom have insurance, are going to be able to keep it. And Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that. That’s a strong commitment. It’s clear in the bill … I appreciate the strong commitment on your part and the president to make sure that if you have your insurance you can keep it. That’s the bottom line for me.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Bill Mark-Up, 9/24/09)

SEN. JON TESTER (D-Mont.): “‘If you like your coverage, you’ll be able to keep it,’ Tester said, adding that if Medicare changes, it will only become stronger”. (“Tester In Baker To Discuss Health Care,” The Fallon County Times, 11/20/09)

SEN. TOM UDALL (D-N.Mex.): “Some worried reform would alter their current coverage. It won’t. If you like your current plan, you can keep it.” (“What I Learned: About Health Care Reform This Summer, By Your Lawmakers In Congress,” Albuquerque Journal, 9/8/09)

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.): “..it honors President Obama’s programs and the promise of all of the Presidential candidates that if you like the plan you have, you get to keep it. You are not forced out of anything.” (Sen. Whitehouse, Congressional Record, S.8668, 8/3/09)

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) the 60th vote on Obamacare: "people who are happy with their current plan, wouldn't need to change it."
FRANKEN YOUTUBE SOUND BITE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCZmAYYNz8Ihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?

19 posted on 03/15/2014 11:43:09 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz


20 posted on 03/15/2014 11:44:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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DUMP A DUMMYCRAT Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is expected to cruise to victory in his reelection bid this November.

LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1930-40's ERA EUROPE Obama And The Dems marching in lockstep. The persistent Dumbocrat drumbeat ---- in obeisance to Obama ---- kept ringing reassuringly in our ears: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

QUOTING SEN. RICHARD DURBIN (D-Ill): “We believe — and we stand by this — if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it, plain and simple, straightforward.” (Sen. Durbin, Congressional Record, S.6401, 6/10/09)

21 posted on 03/15/2014 11:45:06 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Iron Munro

ROTFLOL——good one.


22 posted on 03/15/2014 11:47:09 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Roosters coming home to roost, hey?

So, these fools vote for obamacare and now that their own actions are going to get them tossed out on their ears, they blame The Great Liar and simultaneously want him to save them? I guess looking in the mirror instead would be far too painful. But I guess I can’t blame them on that one. I don’t seem how any of the Rats (and lots of Pubs either) can stand to look at themselves in the mirror anyway.


23 posted on 03/15/2014 11:51:29 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Liz
Toxic Obama photo Toxic-Obama.jpg
24 posted on 03/15/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: catnipman; sickoflibs; GOPJ; ken5050; justiceseeker93; Grampa Dave; TADSLOS; AuntB; ...
.... Dumbocrat fools vote straight party-line for obamacare and now their own actions are getting them tossed out on their ears....

That sums up the Dummy predicament in a nutshell.

As Fox's Charles Krauthammer opined---"there's no way they can escape from it."

Dummys are like cattle herded onto the ramp in single file, knowing the bolt is coming, and not able to do a thing about it.

25 posted on 03/15/2014 12:02:08 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

If you can’t design and build a website in four years with limitless funding and resources to do so, how the hell can you govern Luxembourg, let alone the United States?


26 posted on 03/15/2014 12:02:30 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog
GOOD POINT...he can't even produce a govt website after four years of trying---using limitless tax dollars ......

So what did "bioethicist" Ezekiel Emanuel (Rahm's brother)
do w/ the BILLION dollars Obama gave him to design Obamacare?

"After I polished my penny loafers, I went shopping
at Bed, Bath and Beyond......then I had some fun."

27 posted on 03/15/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Alex Sink’s loss to David Jolly in Florida’s 13th District last week added to the Democrats’ negative story line. Frightening Democrats further, is that none of the Republican third-party money in the race came from the Koch brothers.....

LOL... Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi loves to give motherly advice to Republicans.

So, here's some friendly advice for Nancy and Democrats:

Run on Obamacare and Global Warming - everyone loves that stuff. Sink wanted to 'fix' Obamacare... she was RIGHT - just didn't go far enough. Same with global warming - we need to SPEND MORE MONEY. Yep, Nancy - there's your free advice from a Republican... just keep on doing more of the same... it's a winnah.

28 posted on 03/15/2014 12:17:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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To: Iron Munro
100% spot on!!!
29 posted on 03/15/2014 12:30:18 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: GOPJ

That’s really, really nice of you to give Pukelosi great political advice.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 12:34:30 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
WH officials — and the health care adviser — were met with angry questions about why Obama’s well-funded " Organizing for Action" was not airing commercials offering them cover on the health law. .....

I'm at a loss to understand what type of commercial can offer dimocraps "cover" for the Obamacare fiasco...

The 13th District in Florida pretty much proved the talking point the dems use of "we need to fix Obamacare rather than repeal it" isn't flying...

Alex Sink should have easily won that seat, but lost even with a libertarian third candidate...

As they say, you can't polish as turd...Obamacare is a gigantic one...

31 posted on 03/15/2014 12:41:43 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Iron Munro
You forgot Mitch "Reid's *itch" McConnell (Wdc-GOP/e) and
SotH Johnny *HIC! HIC!/Walker* Boehmer (Wdc-GOP/e)
both of whom are working tirelessly to protect 0'Muslim and his ilk.

32 posted on 03/15/2014 2:01:08 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Liz

Obama is poisonous to AMERICA!! He has RUINED our once fine nation with GAY EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE!!! DEVIANCY REIGNS SUPREME!!


33 posted on 03/15/2014 2:07:13 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Iron Munro

PLEASE put that info on EVERY THREAD, ESPECIALLY at VOTING TIME!!


34 posted on 03/15/2014 2:08:30 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Liz

Yes, I’m a sweet person Liz - always ready to help...


35 posted on 03/15/2014 5:34:02 PM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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