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Top Christie Aide Testifies She Deleted Bridge-Related Texts (GOP's Version Of IRS Scandal)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 7-17-2014 | Josh Dawsey

Posted on 07/18/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT by TitansAFC

A close aide to Gov. Chris Christie sent him text messages related to fallout from the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge and later deleted them, she told a legislative committee in Trenton on Thursday.

Regina Egea, then the governor's liaison to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the messages discussed testimony...

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; chrischristie; christie; irs
Chris Christie is operating as the GOP's version of Lois Lerner. The idea that anyone in the GOP would simultaneously support him for president and beat their breasts about the Obama's administration's habits of doing the samg things Christie does is ridiculous.

We've seen Christie use his power to punish political enemies like Obama, and we've seen mysterious deletings of messages like Obama.

Christie Christie operates like a Republican Barack Obama. It is absurd that anyone who cares about honest government would support him as a nominee.

1 posted on 07/18/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT by TitansAFC
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To: TitansAFC

... the hard drive crashed ... so sorry.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 12:10:40 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: TitansAFC

LOL Oops


3 posted on 07/18/2014 12:11:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TitansAFC

While I dislike Chris Christie as much as anyone, there is no comparison between a petty political move, and the politicization of the Internal Revenue Service. One is a disgraceful act, but not exactly one with far reaching consequences. The other is an act which, if true, represents a major assault on the foundation of this country as a free country, and a potential milestone in the movement towards a police state.

He may operate like Obama, at least in this incident. But Obama is trying to dismantle this country, and lead it into 3rd world oblivion. Big difference.


4 posted on 07/18/2014 12:11:54 PM PDT by jjsheridan5 (Remember Mississippi -- leave the GOP plantation)
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To: TitansAFC
PUH-leeze. This is not on the same level. Lois Lerner used the power of the government to target her and Obama's enemies, regular American people, and now is involved in a coverup.

The other person held up for a few hours.

Big whoop.

5 posted on 07/18/2014 12:12:13 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: TitansAFC

Who saves TEXT messages in perpetuity?


6 posted on 07/18/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: KC_Conspirator

>> This is not on the same level

It’s not. But what sets us apart from the Left is our desire for the facts even when it involves unlawful actions by individuals that parade the Republican flag.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: KC_Conspirator

There are a bunch of Romney and Cruz supporters out to make sure Christy does not run in 2016....unbelievable acts of insanity. Make a post so you can criticize Christy...that was last years news.

I went to the site and you can’t finish reading the article saying what she was talking about unless you buy the WSJ....nuts.

I’m with you, Big whoop.


8 posted on 07/18/2014 12:24:44 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
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To: Gene Eric

“I would rather Harry Reid stay Majority Leader than have Thad Cochran win another term in the Senate.”

That is a post from TitansAFC, who posted this article post. He is only out to disgrace Christy....not that Christy did right in the bridge scandal, that’s not my point. My point is people who are supposed to be conservatives are acting like democrats and trying to divide the GOP. That’s ludicrous.

I read some of the posters other comments and realized this is divisive....and it’s not even 2016 yet. Keep Harry Reid, OMG how insane.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 12:29:05 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
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To: KC_Conspirator

Well, they are two entirely different types of scenarios and both bad for different reasons.

Christie’s problem is his short temper, his arrogance and his contempt for other people. The Bridge incident was petty and stupid but in itself not a big deal. The fact that he was involved in such a petty ridiculous caper as well as his prior track record for hot headedness indicates he is not ready for prime time and probably never will be.

Added to all the other flaws in his political thinking, this is one of the last men you would want in the White House to rectify the mess that the current demonic, destructive public enemy in the Oval Office has created.


10 posted on 07/18/2014 12:32:32 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!!)
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To: TitansAFC

Bingo. Well said.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 12:37:10 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Kackikat

“I would rather Harry Reid stay Majority Leader than have Thad Cochran win another term in the Senate.”

I would too. Cochran got his position through pandering to leftist Democrats. He poisoned the nomination process in Mississippi and he did so by employing the active assistance of the national Republican Establishment - the selfsame people who have demostrated time and again that they lack the ability, foresight or desire to effectively combat the Democrats. He defrauded his party and he defrauded the Republican primary voters in that state.

At the same time that Establishment Republican Goons pull stunts like this,they destroy those candidates who are willing and capable of doing the job of serving as an effective alternative party.

If the GOP remains in the hands of these establishment quislings, the entire nation would be better off if it collapses, allowing another party, which more effectively represents the wishes of its constituents, to replace it.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 12:38:58 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!!)
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To: TitansAFC
I will not vote for Christie for President under any circumstances.

That said, if you're equating the closure of three out of twelve lanes on a bridge during rush hour one day to the weaponizing of the IRS as a political tool, you have serious, almost debilitating, problems with proportion.

And these emails she deleted had to do with the political fall out from the lane closures, once again doing nothing to shoot holes in Christie's contention that he had no foreknowledge of the events. He didn't order the closures and he fired those who did when he learned of them. The total opposite behavior of Obama when faced with a far far far more serious scandal.

13 posted on 07/18/2014 12:39:36 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ZULU
Apparently the new “Conservative” way is to support all GOP-E candidates no matter what they do, at least according to some. Hence, Kackikat chimes in to blast someone for questioning Christie and to try and ridicule Conservatives who aren't going to line-up behind Cochran (and for that matter, McConnell) after what he did.

I mean, after all, why wouldn't a Conservative want McConnell and Cochran holding two of the most powerful positions in the Senate? Haven't they earned our support?

/S

14 posted on 07/18/2014 12:46:45 PM PDT by TitansAFC (2016: 1. Palin, 2. Cruz, 3. Perry, 4. Walker, 5. Huckabee (to make the GOP-E see what WE go through))
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To: Kackikat

http://online.wsj.com/articles/chris-christies-incoming-chief-of-staff-regina-egea-expected-to-testify-in-george-washington-bridge-scandal-1405612857


15 posted on 07/18/2014 1:06:19 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Kackikat

>> My point is people who are supposed to be conservatives are acting like democrats and trying to divide the GOP.

While the trolls abound, there’s legitimate protest against the GOP Establishment that’s largely responsible for the mess we’re in.

There are two primary perspectives held by sincere Conservatives; 1) it’s better to support any candidate with an R in order to assure majority status, 2) punt the RINOs and take the hits now in order to build a more solid Republican Party that would mature later. Those that advance the 3rd, conservative party are essentially advancing the latter of the two perspectives.


16 posted on 07/18/2014 3:18:04 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: ZULU

I want Thad Cochran to go, but I certainly do not want ‘Alzheimer Harry’ to stay, that makes no sense at all. Cochran is knocking on death’s door by the look of him. Harry’s got a long time in the nursing home, and he’s already started with the Alzheimers ward in the Senate.

In order to get anything done for this nation we must take the Senate, period. Some of the thinking here shows a lack of understanding how things actually work IRL....no wonder the libs were able to take control of this country.


17 posted on 07/18/2014 3:21:15 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
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To: Gene Eric

I agree there is a need for a stronger GOP...but the Bible is clear about divisive people, “it says warn a divisive man once or twice then have nothing more to do with him”...or her. Now, that’s clear.

The democrats won because they used the premise that ‘a house divided cannot stand’ and the longer they beat on the GOP the sooner it falls apart from the inside when we buy into it, and once Communism is the total stronghold along with terrorism out of control, it would take generations to recover, period. That’s clear also in all the countries that have had this happen.

I will NOT be a part of this ‘side with the democrats to ruin the GOP crowd that opposes who I like to make a better party, that is hogwash’...’Divisiveness will not work, its not Gods way!

Working together to find the best person on the issues that allows the system our forefathers created become strong and viable again is the right way. At this point we need a strong money manager, and a Constitutional Believer.

That is all we need for this next four years or we go under as a nation financially..We need jobs, and we need to rebuild our military, and the person must have the ability to stand up like President Reagan..NO MILKTOAST PEOPLE, the rest as it’s possible.

If it does NOT line up with God’s word, count me out.


18 posted on 07/18/2014 3:36:13 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
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To: ZULU

See comment #18


19 posted on 07/18/2014 3:38:47 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
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To: CaptainK

Thanks, I will check it out and get back to you.


20 posted on 07/18/2014 3:39:50 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: CaptainK

I can’t read more than what is listed here of the article without joining the wsj, no thanks.


21 posted on 07/18/2014 3:41:46 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: Kackikat

The intentionally divisive ones are the trolls I referred to. But I wouldn’t describe honest disagreement concerning the best way forward as divisive infighting.

>> Working together to find the best person on the issues that allows the system our forefathers created become strong and viable again is the right way.

I completely agree, but the work begins on the ground well before election season.

The hostility begins once the undesirable choices are made for Conservatives by others. The GOP’s illegal placement of Cochran is a good example of divisiveness in my opinion.


22 posted on 07/18/2014 3:43:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: TitansAFC

Christie Christie operates like a Republican Barack Obama. It is absurd that anyone who cares about honest government would support him as a nominee.


It seems most, if not all, GOPe perfumed princes act just like Democrats.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 3:46:15 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: Gene Eric

“The GOP’s illegal placement of Cochran is a good example of divisiveness in my opinion.”

That’s true, but if you think about the statement “I would rather keep Harry Reid”....that means I would rather the Democrats take the Senate than Cochran win, unbelievable. That would mean other seats that would go to the GOP are less important than that one seat of Cochran’s. No comparison. Getting rid of Harry Reid is the goal, or we lose in every area of America with Dems still in power....anyone who understands politics should know that.

We take the Senate and keep the House, it’s over for Obama, if there was ever a time to pull together, it’s NOW!


24 posted on 07/18/2014 3:54:52 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: informavoracious

I do. It’s fun going back years to see what you were saying, stupidly drunk.


25 posted on 07/18/2014 3:58:42 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Kackikat
Our system was not designed to be PC with sing-alongs. Check the Federalist papers.

Our founders understood tyranny and that the Constitution would be under constant attack.
They foresaw the events of the 1910's 30's 50' and today.

26 posted on 07/18/2014 4:09:45 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Kackikat

Conservatives are finally learning that replacing a socialist who calls himself a “Democrat” with a socialist who calls himself a “Republican”
Is NOT progress.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 4:48:10 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!!)
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To: ZULU

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/reagan2.asp

You may want to read the Inaugural Speech above in 1985 by Ronald Reagan and pay particular attention to the story of two founding fathers...Adams and Jefferson.

Conservatives are acting like the New Democrats NOT Americans.


28 posted on 07/18/2014 4:52:56 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: MaxMax

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/reagan2.asp

Fully Read Reagan’s 1985 Inaugural Speech. Pay attention to the Founders story of Adams and Jefferson, Conservatives are losing their way with this infighting, and have forgotten what our Republic was all about.


29 posted on 07/18/2014 4:54:36 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: Kackikat
I do not like your idea of nonaggression, as in pacifism. I will never
fall prey to those ideas. We must discuss issues or be lost in the day.

I'm talking to you about the intent of the founders, not about Reagan.

30 posted on 07/18/2014 5:01:17 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Kackikat

Baloney. I’m older than you. I remember what so called “Republicans” did to Barry Goldwater. I have watched people like Tom Kean St, John McCain,
Chris Christie and other “Rockefeller” Republicans shred and demonize conservatives in their own party with a virulence never expressed at the political opposition.

A Quisling at your back is more dangerous than a Stormtrooper at your front.


31 posted on 07/18/2014 5:19:15 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: Kackikat
"If it does NOT line up with God’s word, count me out."

I agree. But since you feel that way, you might want to check out Christie's views when it comes to queers. He says he thinks there's nothing wrong with being one.

32 posted on 07/18/2014 5:24:25 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Kackikat

Sure, you’re emphasizing the first of the two perspectives I mentioned concerning the best way forward.

I’m not sure a half-baked GOP majority in the Senate will be as effective as you’re hoping.


33 posted on 07/18/2014 5:27:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Jesus ate with prostitutes and sinners, so what’s your point?

Jesus went with them to their houses and ate with them,
Zacheus the tax collector...and many others...He gave them his taxes too. I am sure many Christians disagree on things like the Seventh Day Adventists are vegetarians, and Pentecostals dance in the spirit, and Baptists don’t drink or dance...however all are Christians none the less.
There is no perfect church or denomination, no perfect Christian any more than there is a perfect Conservative.

The Bible says ‘the gifts and the calling of God are without repentence’...that means if you have a talent it won’t be taken away if you are in sin, or not in alignment with everything...even if you are not redeemed. A talented singer can use that talent for the world or for God.

It’s not like anyone is going to overturn any of the laws created during this Administration, just like Roe Vs. Wade from decades ago. We need to focus on that next four years financially and militarily or the rest of our future is a moot point.


34 posted on 07/18/2014 5:35:24 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: Gene Eric

I think you miss the point, we do not need anymore democrat led Senates, period. We can’t afford it and we won’t be a Republic, if we do not stick together now. Millions on the border will be a mild crisis in the next leftist controlled Congress....this is our year to change it...2016 is too late.


35 posted on 07/18/2014 5:37:47 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: ZULU

Divisive talk that gives the left the chance to finish what they started...2016 is too late and never say I didn’t warn you.


36 posted on 07/18/2014 5:39:31 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: MaxMax

I said read the example Reagan gave about the forefathers...or not...evidently you want to believe ‘whatever’ about the forefathers rather than find out the truth.

The link I gave you goes to every paper written about our American History from the Magna Carte forward. It’s a complete education in the forefathers and the Republic. GEEZ stay uniformed, if you are that stubborn. And I thought Biden...


37 posted on 07/18/2014 5:42:31 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: Kackikat

The divisive talk comes from the political assassins who tried to kill McDaniel’s career.


38 posted on 07/18/2014 5:48:14 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: Kackikat

Seriously, Kackikat?

Why did Jesus eat with prostitutes and tax collectors? To bring them to repentance, not to sanction their sins.

Christie has publicly said he believes homosexuality is not a sin. So if you’re going to announce that a candidate’s views have to line up with God’s word, and then dance all over the place trying to justify Christie’s outright denial of the Word, you might as well not bother.


39 posted on 07/18/2014 5:51:57 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Kackikat
My point is that people seem to have this false belief that political infighting
isn't supposed to happen, or some other very skewed vision of a perfect utopian Government.

Our system was set up for that very purpose and if our politicians are not fighting, watch out.
And guess what, Boehner isn't fighting the Dems. That is bad news for our Republic.

Biden? LOL!

40 posted on 07/18/2014 5:53:54 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Kackikat

See:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3182209/posts


41 posted on 07/18/2014 6:01:51 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

You really are confused about the actual point.

I said we should not try to destroy the GOP from within. Why are you so intent on killing every comment anyone has that doesn’t agree with you? You are NOT God.

The Tea Party is only one faction that is helping to draw the GOP to a more conservative place, it is not big enough at 1/3 of party to win the President election. I like the ones they have helped win though. However, we don’t have unlimited time anymore, but if you believe that we must keep destroying the only chance we have to get our country back before total control is implemented....Good Luck with That.

I haven’t chosen a Candidate for 2016 yet, with two years left, only pointed out what is relevant to recover... like jobs, national debt budget, military, and foreign policy image....and talking about who has the talent to accomplish what we need. I am not defending anyone, including Christy. Only commented on outright lies about his weight, and his abilities...name calling is so sic...so not sure what you are griping over.

I guess we could rename the GOP to the Conservative Communist Party with you at the helm. No opinions allowed.

Freedom is about choice, intelligent discussion, and not control freaks deciding how the forefathers thought, without a willingness to go to the Avalon Project.... to review exactly what they did, and learning what was said.

Oh well that falls under....’cast not your pearls before swine’...


42 posted on 07/18/2014 6:23:42 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: MaxMax

I have no idea what you are talking about with pacifism. I am a former Reservist and served my country HONORABLY.


43 posted on 07/18/2014 6:27:23 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: Kackikat
"Why are you so intent on killing every comment anyone has that doesn’t agree with you? You are NOT God."

"I guess we could rename the GOP to the Conservative Communist Party with you at the helm. No opinions allowed."

Okay, I can only assume you're drinking, so I'll leave you to sleep it off. Feel better tomorrow.

44 posted on 07/18/2014 7:25:48 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I am of the non drinking sect......shows how much spiritual sensitivity you have (not).


45 posted on 07/18/2014 9:14:59 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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