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Eric Cantor's Buddies Move Party Money Away From Dave Brat
politics365.com ^ | 6/29/14

Posted on 06/30/2014 9:27:35 AM PDT by cotton1706

The Washington Post reported Friday that party players who were supporting soon-to-be-former Congressman Eric Cantor have pulled a fast one on the man who defeated him.

Last week during a 7th District Committee meeting in Virginia, “Cantor loyalists who still sit on the 7th District Committee outmaneuvered Brat supporters to strip the committee of most of its budget — nearly $400,000.” According to the Washington Post, a parliamentary maneuver allowed the money to be moved so that Brat’s campaign couldn’t use it. Brat was to use the money for a get out the vote campaign.

The move may assist the candidacy of Democratic opponent Jack Trammell who will be running against Cantor over the next four months.

But those who were supporting Cantor are apparently still not over the fact that Brat has placed Cantor into retirement. Soon Cantor will have to vacate his suite of offices in the U.S. Capitol that are located between the Rotunda and Statuary Hall. And soon Cantor will lose his four person Secret Service-like U.S. Capitol Police security detail that has been driving him from Richmond to Washington DC and toy any other event of his choosing.

Cantor’s aloofness in his district is what turned many constituents off. He appeared to be too important for town halls, meetings with constituents and questionnaires asking about his views on the important issues of he day. Now, his operatives are making it difficult of man who sent Cantor packing.

The maneuver prompted an angry outcry from Brat’s camp.

“They just wanted to get the money out of the committee so we wouldn’t have it. It was retribution,” said Robert Stuber, the Post’s reports. The deep divide between Tea Party Republicans and the rest of the party continues.

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1 posted on 06/30/2014 9:27:35 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Cantor, proving to be the weasel we figured he was.


2 posted on 06/30/2014 9:28:31 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: cotton1706

And here you have absolute, irrefutable proof that the GOPe do not have the best interest of the party or the country at heart.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 9:30:16 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

Mississippi was not enough proof for you?

The libs are infesting the GOP... They have taken over quietly but soundly.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: cotton1706

Cantor’s no doubt headed for a cush gig on K Street. These “loyalists” just want to make sure they get invited along for the ride.


5 posted on 06/30/2014 9:32:12 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: NFHale

It really says a lot about your local political ‘thugs’. This wasn’t done by the DC crowd....this was Republican county chiefs from the eastern side of Virginia. They met...discussed in a short session...a couple of guys disagreed, but the vote was done and that was the end of the episode.

In my book....none of these guys are real Republicans...just more fakers...like the big league guys in DC. There’s a problem here with both parties. Both need to be completely fired, and bring in several options for folks to clean up this mess.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 9:32:32 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: cotton1706

Remember this when people on FR tell us to “vote for the most conservative guy on the ticket.” We’re being scammed.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 9:32:36 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cotton1706

This is why Republicans lose Presidential elections. The old guard that has grown to be little more then democrat lite is more interested in maintaining their personal positions then in the Republicans winning the White House


8 posted on 06/30/2014 9:34:13 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: cotton1706

Brat won’t need the money. He is in a highly Republican district. He is in. Cantor is out and good riddance to bad rubbish!


9 posted on 06/30/2014 9:35:48 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: pepsionice

“...In my book....none of these guys are real Republicans...”

Weasels. All of them.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 9:38:13 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: cotton1706

Democrats don’t have all the childish spoiled brats.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 9:39:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: cotton1706

Anyone who thinks it is disloyal to not support a RINO needs only look at the lack of support conservative candidates receive from RINOs.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 9:40:28 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: cotton1706

When we win a primary, they would rather see the conservative lose than the Democrat. I feel the same way about McConnell, Graham, and Cochran. Not gonna vote for people who hate us and prefer the Democrats.


13 posted on 06/30/2014 9:41:02 AM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: cotton1706

Puzzling to me.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 9:41:26 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cotton1706

Hmmmm...continued minority control of a multi-trillion dollar Treasury or “not”.

THAT IS THE FULL ISSUE in the labeled “GOPe v. TEA Party”. Thwere isn’t a single one of the GOPe (AKA: “incumbant”) that wants to lose the ability to provide millions to his constituency and remian in office because of that expenditure...that includes the implication of “walking around money” in Mississippi!

Subpoena the sales recods of VISA, MasterCard and AmEx for their sales of “gift cards” in the US and abroad.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 9:45:09 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: NFHale

“Cantor, proving to be the weasel we figured he was.”

And they’ve replaced him with McCarthy, The Weasel in Waiting!! Then there’s the Weasel in Chief, John Boner. We need a lot more “replacement activity.”


16 posted on 06/30/2014 9:45:12 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The most infuriating thing is they handle political issues poorly. Boehner and McDonnell will give Dems tons of quotes they use as campaign fodder. If they were good leaders they could justify their electioneering. But they suck.

How do the posters here who say we need to support Cochran and McConnell square this away? Brat is a solid conservative and here is the leadership trying to hurt his chances.

It’s the same reason why Tea Party backed senate candidates lost in 2010 and 2012. The GOP leadership wants to dictate policy to the grassroots just like the Democrats do.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 9:46:23 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: pepsionice

That reminds of the scene in “Goodfellas” where the mob boss decides to kill everyone involved in a robbery that could trace it back to him. A couple of guys spoke up in support of a longtime friend but the boss said “why take chances?” so he was whacked.


They met...discussed in a short session...a couple of guys disagreed, but the vote was done and that was the end of the episode.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 9:46:38 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: NFHale

Cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face.

WHY is the Establishment GOP so EAGER to cut their own throat? Oh, not all at once, but death by a thousand cuts, so to speak.

This was a local phenomenon, reflecting a much more clarified vision of what is right for the district and its conservative constituents, not what is right for the state party or national party.

The binding rules of leadership -

1 - Find a parade and get around in front of it;
2 - Step off smartly and express every nuance of those who have gathered into the parade; and finally,
3 - From time to time, look back and see if anybody is still in your parade.

The cry has been heard over and over, “I didn’t leave the party, the party left me.”

Find a party that DOES march to your drummer.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 9:54:01 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: vette6387

Working on it...

Every RINO we remove is one less to stab us in the back.

Remember in November.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 9:57:02 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: cotton1706

good ... prove how little we need them


21 posted on 06/30/2014 9:58:06 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: cotton1706

“The move may assist the candidacy of Democratic opponent Jack Trammell who will be running against Cantor over the next four months.”

Really? Someone should tell Brat!


22 posted on 06/30/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT by Fpiercedxb
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To: Innovative

Still carrying water for the GOPe?

Seriously, I’d like to see your spin on this.


23 posted on 06/30/2014 9:59:43 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: alloysteel

Supporting the illegal invasion of our country is just cause for removal from office.

Cantor came out for helping that happen. And got removed as a result.

“...Find a party that DOES march to your drummer...”

I did, friend. They’re called the TEA Party. I’m marching to those drums. And those drums say “Get in line with the REAL Republican principles and stop playing Democrat Lite”.

Way I see it - the GOP-e is either with the Tea Party, or they’re with the Democrats. No shades of grey.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 10:02:17 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Defiant; All

Dear Defiant, it’s time.

THE TOUGH ROAD TO KNOCKING OUT BOEHNER BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE...

“Boehner faces token opposition in November from Miami University professor Tom Poetter, who beat restaurant supervisor Matthew Guyette in the Democratic primary.

It’s going to be a difficult thing for Ohio Republican and Independent Conservatives to change party affiliation between now and November 4th and hold their noses knowing they’re going to be voting for a whacked out liberal who wants Amnesty and a pathway to citizenship for illegals and also refuses to repeal Obamacare!”

http://www.poetterforcongress.com/about-tom/

http://thedavelevineshow.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-tough-road-to-knocking-out-boehner-but-it-has-to-be-done-by

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/19/politics/alison-lundergan-grimes-kentucky/

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2014/Magellan_KY_0614.pdf

“Grimes says she is a major supporter of coal and her campaign said she opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon limits on power plants. That is a position opposite the one that President Barack Obama and most Democrats in the Senate take.

The McConnell campaign is charging hypocrisy as she receives funds from Democrats who support the EPA’s stricter standards.

But Grimes will paint McConnell as a powerful elected official who stood by and watched coal jobs leave the state.”

http://alisonforkentucky.com/


25 posted on 06/30/2014 10:04:42 AM PDT by true believer forever (Lord, Give me this mountain.)
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To: demshateGod
Remember this when people on FR tell us to “vote for the most conservative guy on the ticket.”

Remember it in the local elections as well as the national if you hope to end this scam.

26 posted on 06/30/2014 10:12:22 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: cotton1706

Anyone surprised?

Yet, we are told we must vote for these people in November


27 posted on 06/30/2014 10:25:09 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: NFHale

McConnell’s fingerprints are all over this.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 10:25:34 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Of course.

They stick together.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 10:27:01 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: demshateGod

Not voting is very simply a vote FOR the real opponent, the dems.

Old folks had a saying about “cutting one’s nose off to spite one’s face’. Get it?


30 posted on 06/30/2014 10:39:03 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

Get it? Yeah, we’ve been getting in the tail pipe because of your way of thinking. Not anymore. The real opponent is big government. The GOP is an impediment to ridding us of it.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 10:42:00 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

Guess that brings up “jumping from the frying pan into the fire”.

There is no pure Black or White in politics, never has been , never will be. Even George Washington and Thomas Jefferson did some things that some people didn’t like.


32 posted on 06/30/2014 10:48:22 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: true believer forever

You don’t have to change party affiliation to vote for whoever you want in the general election. Affiliation is only for primaries, and even that counts for nothing in open primary states.


33 posted on 06/30/2014 11:08:16 AM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: cotton1706

I get emails from the VA GOP and Pat Mullins, the exec.
I told them until I see Cantor campaigning for Brat, etc. they can pack sand if they think they’ll get any money from me. I’ll send direct to the Brat campaign. And though it may be cutting the nose off to spite the face, I will not support Gillespie due to the back stabbing, RINO-loving GOPe cadre that got him the nomination.
I’m “small potatoes” in politics but still believe money doesn’t vote...


34 posted on 06/30/2014 11:09:23 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: X-spurt

Not voting for the person who hates you is not voting for your enemy. We are voting for the most conservative country possible by voting to remove McConnell, Cochran, Cornyn and Graham from the US Senate and send them to retirement homes. We’ll get those seats back in 6 years, and electing those people this time will make no difference in what happens over the next two years. McConnell will give Obama everything he wants, as long as Obama threatens a shutdown.


35 posted on 06/30/2014 11:11:50 AM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: X-spurt

Not voting is very simply a vote FOR the real opponent, the dems.

Old folks had a saying about “cutting one’s nose off to spite one’s face’. Get it?


I don’t want to hand this axe to Joe. If I hand Joe this axe, he’ll use it to murder me and my family.

Instead I’ll hand this axe to Dave. Then Dave will hand it to Joe who will use it to murder me and my family.

Joe is the Democratic Party. Dave is the GOP-establishment.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 11:15:30 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Defiant; X-spurt

Not voting for the person who hates you is not voting for your enemy.


Well said!


37 posted on 06/30/2014 11:18:15 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: NFHale

What confuses most FReepers is they continue to believe that we have a two party system.


38 posted on 06/30/2014 4:11:10 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Defiant

We’ll get those seats back in 6 years

Help the dems keep the Senate and there probably won’t be an America in 6 years.

The appropriate time to kick the GOPe out is in the Primaries!

I am hopeful McDaniel will prove that enough of holders folks had voted in dem Primary, to get the election thrown out.


39 posted on 06/30/2014 4:53:36 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

I disagree. McConnell ain’t no help in stopping Obama or the Dems. A Senate with McConnell in charge is going to give us amnesty and whatever spending Obama wants. No thanks. At this point, it comes down to getting a conservative in the White House in 2016. Not a Bush. Not another RINO. A conservative. What happens in the Senate in the next two years will only matter on marginal things, but what happens in the 2016 Presidential race is going to make all the difference. I am not playing the RNC game anymore, not after they have decided to shut us out and shout us down. You may think you are an expert, but what you really are is one of the RNC’s useful idiots. The RNC has rigged the game, and I am not going to join in the game with them anymore. Conservatives only, except maybe in a liberal state, I might be persuaded to hold my nose for someone who helps. If we lose the Senate, I say so what to a McConnell-led disaster.


40 posted on 06/30/2014 5:20:08 PM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: cotton1706

Prior to the voting one of Cantor’s closest friends and donors, I think his last name is Allen, was on local TV here threatening to ensure all money would be cut off from Brat.

The scum was one of the people who voted to move the money out of Brat’s control.

These GOPe people are craven fools. They want power and money and have absolutely no care for our Country or the Constitution. They are all about enriching themselves.

They all need to go...NOW!


41 posted on 06/30/2014 6:10:13 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: demshateGod; All

Remember this when people on FR tell us to “vote for the most conservative guy on the ticket.” We’re being scammed.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
THIS IS AN E-MAIL I SENT TO THE RNC TODAY:

I just want you to know that the despicable deeds pulled off by Thad Cochran and Haley Barbour in the Mississippi Senate race, has done more damage to the Republican Party than you can ever imagine. You are losing your Conservative Base; and they’re taking their donations and votes with them. You may as well resign yourself to the fact that the GOP will NOT gain control of the Senate in November. Conservatives will not vote for the likes of Mitch McConnell, who has vowed to “crush” Conservatives, and Thad Cochran, who admitted doing “indecent” things with farm animals, and now, does “indecent” things at the ballot box. But, remember, all you Republican Establishment “fat-cats”, you brought it on yourself.


42 posted on 06/30/2014 6:59:50 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: X-spurt; All

Old folks had a saying about “cutting one’s nose off to spite one’s face’. Get it?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Old folks had another saying: “You can only kick an old dog so long before he rises up and bites you.” Get it???

RINOs love people like you, X-spurt. You keep them in office until they’re carried out feet first.


43 posted on 06/30/2014 7:16:30 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Defiant; X-spurt

The Republican “Gang of Eight” who opposed us when we had two out of three branches under Bush are now fighting for Amnesty.

Your precious GOP-elite are doing everything they can to make brand new smiling Democratic Party voters.

We’ve heard the crap you’re peddling for over two decades. We’re not buying it.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 7:18:50 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Din Maker; X-spurt

Ah, the blame-a-thon is in full swing now. Popcorn?


45 posted on 06/30/2014 7:19:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: NFHale; All
Every RINO we remove is one less to stab us in the back.

Remember in November.


Work hard for the defeat of Mitch "The Bitch" McConnell in Kentucky and the animal molester, Thad Cochran, in Mississippi. Also, Lindsey Graham is no shoo-in. Thomas Ravenel, former SC State Treasurer and Reality TV Star with a well-known political family name, and a gazillion dollars, is running as an Indy, just to keep Graham from winning.
46 posted on 06/30/2014 7:25:55 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse; X-spurt

Maybe it’s ex-Bert, back for a visit. Old timers know what I’m talking about.


47 posted on 06/30/2014 9:30:24 PM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: Defiant; X-spurt

I’ve heard of “Retreads.” Ya think X-Spurt is one of them?


48 posted on 06/30/2014 9:41:15 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

No, but there was a guy here, Bert, who had 100 different variations of his name over the years, and x-spurt’s name reminded me of Bert. x-bert would sound the same. But I think Bert is long gone, don’t know if he went to liberal hell or what.


49 posted on 06/30/2014 10:25:24 PM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: Defiant

A+Bert I think


50 posted on 06/30/2014 10:26:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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