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Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston
national review ^ | March 18, 2014

Posted on 04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick.

The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman.

The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond his libertarian-leaning base, and the ability to tap some of the establishment donors who helped Romney raise over $1 billion in 2012 will be critical to that effort.

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1 posted on 04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I have mentioned a couple of times, that they have a similarity to each other, and it keeps increasing.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 9:55:39 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Bigtigermike

Just a personal thing ... don’t trust him, don’t like his politics. And he is off to meet with socialists Romney’s donors? Color me surprised.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 9:58:23 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Bigtigermike

Gettin curiouser and curiouser.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 10:00:21 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Bigtigermike

Randy.....avoid talking about the 47%!


5 posted on 04/18/2014 10:04:58 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: Bigtigermike

Connecting with the in crowd. He will destroy his true base and become another loser.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 10:14:09 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Bigtigermike

A Romney/Paul ticket being concocted?


7 posted on 04/18/2014 10:15:25 PM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016; PapaNew; grania; C. Edmund Wright; boycott; ansel12

Yoo-hoo! Over here...


8 posted on 04/18/2014 10:19:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: weston

Interesting (and dreary) thought.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 10:23:10 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: weston

Paul-Martinez is my guess.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 10:27:36 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: Busko

BUMP!

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” - - - Romney, who opted out of the public financing system, was the first Republican to raise over $1 billion. - - - “

Yup, Conservatives will not vote for a Republican Socialist, regardless of the politician’s Campaign spending.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 10:27:40 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Busko

Never kick a gift horse in the mouth.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 10:28:28 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: weston
Fortunately Sheldon Adelson and other Patriots will wield their influence to stop Rand Paul. A core principle of the Free Republic's defense of liberty is articulated by the boss below:

Believing that the best defense is a strong offense, we (myself and those whom I'm trying to attract to FR) support the strategy of taking the fight to the enemy as opposed to allowing the enemy the luxury of conducting their attacks on us at home on their terms and on their schedule.

Therefore, we wholeheartedly support the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes on known terrorist states and organizations that are believed to present a clear threat to our freedom or national security. We support our military, our troops and our Commander-in-Chief and we oppose turning control of our government back over to the liberals and socialists who favor appeasement, weakness, and subserviency. We do not believe in surrendering to the terrorists as France, Germany, Russia and Spain have done and as Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton and the Democrats, et al, are proposing.

13 posted on 04/18/2014 10:53:30 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

Sheldon Adelson? A Patriot? Please. Quite the contrary. He’d just as soon destroy America as any Socialist Dim. Don’t make me laugh. He is a self aggrandizing narcissist. He would throw you under any bus if it would make him a dime.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 11:16:11 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Bigtigermike

This headline makes me recall all this talk and speculation...

There Really Is A Secret Alliance Between Ron Paul And Mitt Romney
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-truth-about-ron-paul-alliance-with-mitt-romney-2012-4


15 posted on 04/18/2014 11:25:39 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: doc1019

Just a personal thing ... don’t trust him, don’t like his politics. And he is off to meet with socialists Romney’s donors? Color me surprised.


Right there with you. I do not think he would make a good President. Better yes, than what is living in the white hut right now, but that is not saying much.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 11:26:04 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Sheldon Adelson? A Patriot? Please.

We obviously differ when it comes to Mr. Adelson. My reason for characterizing this great man as a Patriot stems from his unwavering support for Newt Gingrich in the 2012 Republican primaries. And, as I'm sure you'll recall, Jim Robinson and Free Republic endorsed Congressman Gingrich. It seems to me that both Mr. Robinson and Mr. Adelson are on the same team.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 11:39:54 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Bigtigermike

Pound sand

FURP


18 posted on 04/18/2014 11:53:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Bigtigermike

Undoubtedly this is part of his deal with McConnell—access to GOP-E high rollers in exchange for support against Bevin.


19 posted on 04/19/2014 3:03:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Bingo.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 3:55:37 AM PDT by Hugin
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

21 posted on 04/19/2014 3:58:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]

22 posted on 04/19/2014 3:58:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"
I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it's a conundrum. Here's the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can't give the president a blank check. We just can't keep raising the debt ceiling without conditions. So unconditionally raising the debt ceiling, nobody at home wants me to vote for that and I can't vote for that. But the conundrum is if I don't we do approach these deadlines. So there is an impasse. In 2011, though, we had this impasse and the president did negotiate. We got the sequester. If we were to extend the sequester from discretionary spending to all the entitlements we would actually fix our problem within a few years.
[Posted on 11/19/2013 12:16:51 PM by Third Person]

23 posted on 04/19/2014 3:58:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists]
[Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat]

24 posted on 04/19/2014 3:58:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Bigtigermike. I can’t wait to see the laughable reaction, the rationalizing, the spinning, the tap-dancing-liars act of his lemming army when they get here.


25 posted on 04/19/2014 3:59:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Dirty Water

26 posted on 04/19/2014 4:02:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bigtigermike

The GOP remains THE party that ORIGINATED
and still supports both RomneyMarriage (gay marriage)
and RomneyCARE (ObamaCARE).

The GOP continues to GIVE.OBAMA.POWER (GOP).


27 posted on 04/19/2014 4:31:26 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: doc1019

I don’t trust him either, and frankly he strikes me as feeling entitled to the throne. Get some real experience, Rand. You are not ready for primetime. At least Cruz has experience in DC as an aide and his bringing so many cases before the SC.

Then there is the dynasty thing. Won’t vote for him. Do not trust him on the issues. McConnell? Really Rand?


28 posted on 04/19/2014 4:43:45 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: SunkenCiv
For awhile, I thought Rand Paul would be the candidate who could shake things up and win. He once had the potential to bring in the war-weary voters across the political spectrum; we're a majority irregardless of what any polls say.

But instead of developing in a more mature, consistant way core values that would inspire voters to trust and support him, Rand Paul chose to develop political support within the status quo. I'm disgusted. Another politician is lost to the DC fog.

29 posted on 04/19/2014 4:49:30 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

I don’t like his condescention towards Conservatives. He keeps lecturing us just like McCain, Coulter and friends.
That is an arrogance I won’t tolerate.


30 posted on 04/19/2014 5:08:53 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: stilloftyhenight

THAT is what makes him attractive to Team Romney
(the imposers of statism, and haters of conservatism).


31 posted on 04/19/2014 5:13:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Bigtigermike

“Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors”

If he succeeds he’ll be unbeatable.

Rand Paul will need all the money he can get to crush the bushbots and hillarybots. They are everywhere and the one thing they have in common is their love for big government socialism.


32 posted on 04/19/2014 5:18:03 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Bigtigermike

Cruz, Palin, and Sessions are my top candidates.

Those with flaws that are acceptable are: Paul, Perry, Rubio,

Those that I’d rather not but probably will in trying to deny Hillary Clinton: Scott, Pence, Kasich, Gingrich, Huckabee, Bush.

It is clear to me that the only true conservatives (social, fiscal, and defense) up there are Cruz, Palin, Perry

If any up there turn out to be other than pro-life/pro-2nd amendment, then that’s a deal killer and their name goes off the list.


33 posted on 04/19/2014 5:28:21 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It is not about money.

It is about conservative principles.
Team Romney had and have none.

Rand Paul’s alliance with the liberal RINO wing
makes him only the darling of the MSM and the DNC.


34 posted on 04/19/2014 5:48:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: grania

Nonsense — he hasn’t changed one iota, this is just exhibit 405 regarding the way he actually is. He’s a Democrat who claims to be Republican and Conservative and Libertarian, while he is merely a demagogue and turncoat. IOW, he’s exactly like his father.


35 posted on 04/19/2014 6:14:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: xzins
Cruz, Palin, Perry.

If one of these is to be the President that leads us out of the fascist wilderness, they must speak out on the Battle of Bunkerville. Rand Paul made some timid comments against tyranny.

From the best the Republicans have to offer, crickets. I predict all three will eventually come down on the side of tyranny. We have no friends in the Give Obama Power party.

36 posted on 04/19/2014 6:26:46 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Timber Rattler

Well unless something changes in Kentucky, Rand will need to decide if he wants to run for President or run for reelection to the Senate...because right now he can’t do both. And it would appear Rubio can’t either. I can’t say in this instance I give a flip as I’m not a RP fan at all.

“A bill allowing Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul to simultaneously run for the presidency and re-election to his U.S. Senate seat in 2016 died earlier this week when the Kentucky legislature adjourned for the year.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/17/dead-for-now-kentucky-bill-allowing-twin-paul-2016-runs/


37 posted on 04/19/2014 6:29:11 AM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I suppose one has to go after the money anywhere they can get it. It isn’t like he’s meeting with the AFL/CIO. I think his message to them will be all about business/economics.


38 posted on 04/19/2014 6:41:42 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SunkenCiv
So is there anyone left that has promise? Ted Cruz is too much pro-war on the global stage for my tastes. Jeff Sessions seems to be the one with good instincts on the issues, but not looking for that kind of attention.

Not one of them says what we need to hear. We need to protect our southern border instead of getting involved in Europe's situations and sending armed BLM agents to assault US citizens. Has anyone connected the dots in a way that they're believable in what they say?

39 posted on 04/19/2014 6:44:05 AM PDT by grania
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To: All

Rand Paul already sounds like he is going to cave on abortion and traditional marriage. He won’t ever get my vote.


40 posted on 04/19/2014 7:31:25 AM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (My dream ticket is Cruz/Rubio 2016)
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To: stilloftyhenight
I don’t like his condescention towards Conservatives. He keeps lecturing us just like McCain, Coulter and friends. That is an arrogance I won’t tolerate.

It stems from the embarrassment they feel concerning conservatives' social / cultural / religious positions. They can't accept the opprobrium that the Judges of Sodom within the media will heap upon them if they dare not conform to the values of the debauched majority.

His Liberaltarianism compels him to run from or capitulate to the enemies of his Conservativism.

41 posted on 04/19/2014 7:46:09 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This thread is a study in how many on the Right shoot themselves in the foot and surrender advantage to the Left, beginning with the failure to identify the ONE COLOSSAL POLITICAL ISSUE of the day, far more important than any other political issue: the size and threat of the $6 TRILLION government. All these pet peeves and pet issues are chump change compared to the need to cut the size of the federal government and put it back in its constitutional cage.

Today's message coming from the Right should be THE FREE MARKET ECONOMY. As in the 2012 campaign, the Left and the MSM will gladly help the Right focus and bicker about peripheral issues as long as the Right stays away from the IMMENSE government issue.

So maybe our political redemption may come from another direction - the limited Article V agenda of the Convention of States proposed by the Citizens for Self-Governance.

42 posted on 04/19/2014 7:50:08 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Bigtigermike

I think that Rand is willing to sell out to advance his career.


43 posted on 04/19/2014 9:33:30 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Now winter moans in old men's bones As the day falls into dark. Al Stewart)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Just stop. Now you are defending garbage crawling to Team Romney for backing. Like Romney’s ‘principles’ won’t come with the cash as a condition.

Are you conservative or not? It looks like you want another statist POS. Prove me wrong.


44 posted on 04/19/2014 9:58:34 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: All

Good grief...what’s wrong with him going after donors? What’s his campaign supposed to run on....spitballs?


45 posted on 04/19/2014 10:00:38 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Girlene

Depends what the donors want from the candidate doesn’t it?


46 posted on 04/19/2014 10:03:48 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Girlene

Also, A candidate does not need a fraction of the cash now spent on a campaign. The internet exists. If they would follow Palin’s lead and USE the damn thing like daily appearances on a Youtube channel addressing issues of the moment starting ...NOW... word would get around shortly.

Bypass the MSM and win. For Hundreds of millions less. Reagan went straight to the people with truth.

He did not need the strings that came with all these modern donors.


47 posted on 04/19/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: re_nortex

Are you insane. Sheldon Adelson is a fanatical supporter of amnesty and open borders and has been quite clear that America is not the country that he loves most.

He is the furthest thing from an American patriot.


48 posted on 04/19/2014 10:45:43 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: SpeakerToAnimals; P-Marlowe; Scoutmaster; BuckeyeTexan

I agree with you about their hesitancy to side with the ranchers in Nevada, but that will change over the coming weeks. To Paul’s credit, he has spoken out....he mentioned both SWAT tactics and the constitutional error of the Fed owning all those state lands, so I’m not sure what the beef with him on that is. My beef is about his seeming willingness to go along with some road to amnesty, and his unwillingness to recognize the value of overseas pre-staging of troops in a very dangerous age.

Cruz is uncharacteristically silent, but he has spoken against the SWAT Tactics. Palin has also spoken against both SWAT and Federal land possessions. Sessions isn’t very public ever, and I don’t think he’s running, so I’m not surprised to hear nothing from him.

Most are afraid of the media’s constant trumpeting of federal court orders against Bundy. (Hannity isn’t to his credit).

It’s simple. All they have to say is: “I disagree with those rulings.” They already say they disagree with Roe v Wade, and with other court rulings. Just say the same here, if that’s what they think.

The truth is that Bundy has an “adverse utilization” (not adverse possession) claim against the Feds, real water rights claims, and the Feds have long since used up the time in which they should have indicated a disposition of those lands after Nevada statehood 150- years ago.


49 posted on 04/19/2014 10:57:12 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Monmouth78

Jim Robinson endorsed Newt Gingrich. Sheldon Adelson supported Newt Gingrich. Both Mr. Robinson and Congressman Gingrich are red-blooded, true-blue American Patriots. Mr. Adelson was on the same team.


50 posted on 04/19/2014 11:01:05 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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