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Herman Cain drops out of presidential race
LA times ^ | 3 Dec 2011

Posted on 12/03/2011 11:02:40 AM PST by mandaladon

Herman Cain, the insurgent populist whose candidacy has been ensnared by allegations of sexual impropriety, said Saturday that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying that the allegations have cast a "cloud of doubt over me and this campaign."

"As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign," he said at an event in Atlanta. "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt . . . on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not a fighter."

Cain's campaign had sent mixed signals as to his future since Ginger White, an Atlanta woman who claims to have had an affair with Cain for more than a decade, went public with her story earlier this week. While Cain has said he has been "reassessing" his candidacy, he also, at times, has been fiercely defiant, suggesting that unnamed enemies have been trying to do him in and vowing to press forward.

"The pundits would like for me to shut up, drop out and go away," he said. "I am not going to be silenced, and I am not going away."

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


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To: Dengar01

[ When will blacks wake up to see that the media and democrats hate blacks! ]

Right after New York City Jews do...


301 posted on 12/03/2011 12:37:02 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Rooivalk

McCain was mealy mouthed and lacked the fire Newt has..what if Cain endorses Newt?


302 posted on 12/03/2011 12:37:16 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The Hell Cat and Tip of the Spear needs to rise. MB and RP the only two left I trust.


303 posted on 12/03/2011 12:39:37 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: hoagy62

I don’t think that you or the “Brit” are “thinking”. It is the liberal media which is trying to make conservatives think these loser ideas.

PS: God doesn’t “think” as humans do. “My ways are not your ways, My thoughts are not your thoughts.” Buck up, put a smile on your face and pick a GOP candidate to support. The one good thing coming out of this is that there will be fewer candidates on the next debate stage.


304 posted on 12/03/2011 12:40:26 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: katiedidit1

What if Cain is Newt’s pick for VP? Could a deal have been in the works?


305 posted on 12/03/2011 12:40:40 PM PST by Boardwalk (FUBO)
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To: EGPWS

Bachmann? the one who said that Cain’s 999 is more like a 666? Bachmann who is considering Trump as her VP? Bachmann who has missed voting and fulfilling her duties in congress? Bachmann who tried to go after the Veterans?

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/01/28/141412/bachmann-veterans/

In her tea party-fueled quest to cut government spending and social programs, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has unveiled a plan to cut $400 billion in federal spending that includes freezing the Veterans Affairs Department’s health care spending and cuts veterans’ disability benefits. The Air Force Times reports her plan would slice $4.5 billion from the VA, including reducing 150,000 veterans’ disability compensation and the amount they receive in Social Security Disability Income.A host of veterans groups slammed Bachmann’s plan:

–Veterans of Foreign War national commander Richard L. Eubank said, “The only discussion the VFW wants is to tell the congresswoman that her plan is totally out of step with America’s commitment to our veterans.”


306 posted on 12/03/2011 12:41:03 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mandaladon

It’s sad because 43% of the country knows this is Barry’s M.O. and the media is his tool.

In an alternate universe the media would have vetted Barry with as much enthusiasm as they have for taking down a conservative.

I’m thinking it’s close to that time, to go Pinnoche on the scum.


307 posted on 12/03/2011 12:41:16 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: bimboeruption
Keep an open mind on Santorum. Real conservative. He's got fire and isn't afraid to take 'em on. Hasn't had his chance, but it will come after he wins or places in Iowa.

Love Herman...hope he gets back in. We still haven't seen any proof of his so-called x-tramaritals.

308 posted on 12/03/2011 12:42:21 PM PST by chiller ( Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: cva66snipe

I am glad to see so many posters saying they support Bachmann. I am going to throw my financial support her way now that Cain has quit. I won’t give a penny to a RINO. The RNC saw it’s last penny in 2008 when I donated for Palin as VP.

On WLS last week, the RNC’s Reince Preibus was on, saying Cain should step down. It was disgusting. He joined the chorus of guilty, guilty, guilty. Of course the only thing Cain is guilty of is being a conservative American.


309 posted on 12/03/2011 12:42:43 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Herman Cain,found guilty of being a Conservative. PRAY FOR AMERICA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can see the hits against Herman Cain like an October surprise when you look at the primary schedule beginning January 3rd in Iowa. It was well orchestrated just when there was little time to recoup.

Sarah Palin is watching what played out for Cain just what the Left was working up to do on her. Remember the Joe McGinniss book that brought allegations that Sarah had a fling with basketball player Glen Rice, snorted cocaine off a oil drum while snow mobilling, smoked pot in college, and had a six-month affair with her husband Todd’s business partner, Brad Hanson, in 1996. These false allegations were laid out for the media by this douche bag McGinniss, just in case Sarah did get in the race. Think what the likes of David Axelrod would do with the character assassination tactics. And notice that these tactics have all gone away against Sarah the minute she announced she was not going to run? That tells me they are orchestrated and we need to know by whom. We need to out these political terrorists, because that is what they are. America is getting tired of this theater in the sewer. I hope someone is getting at the bottom of these tactics.

I am with you about the other candidates. Sarah Palin, if there is still time, should reconsider her decision not to run. That would be an October surprise on them.


310 posted on 12/03/2011 12:43:16 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: katiedidit1
Bachmann?...

Yes.

311 posted on 12/03/2011 12:43:38 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cato in PA
Just don't have the words to express my sadness over the Cain crap.

I have never in my life wanted a person for our President who is far removed from the DC entrapment, more.

If I had the means and intelligence and drive necessary, I would put forth a state by state petition to add an amendment to our constitution which states that NO law in this nation shall be enacted unless EVERY SINGLE CITIZEN, including members of congress and the president, must follow that law to the letter.

Every congressman and president should be held to their salaries and collect no special privilege monies at penalty of losing job and pension, and every single one of those arrogant law makers should be held to the exact same rulings of the horrific health care-obamanationcare-piece of shit.

Hearing of the neurologist who called into Mark Levine's show and reported that having attended a conference put on by the health care czar-that informed them that [paraphrased] ' as of 2014, NO 'unit' (oh yes, that is what we are all called under the new health care shit, oh gag me-UNITS) OVER the age of 70 is permitted to have brain surgery, of any type. and by law can only receive care and concern (?) and that anyone over the age of 65 MUST REPORT for END OF LIFE COUNSELING EVERY TWO YEARS ' MAKES ME SO FRIGGIN MAD I WANT to friggin SCREAM!!!!!

Are we still living in America?

/rant

312 posted on 12/03/2011 12:44:24 PM PST by Republic (SO-uhbama sought help from romney MA healthcare authors? DUMP ROMNEY, no way will he kill obamacare.)
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To: Wolfstar

A wise friend once told me, “Don’t let the mundane dull you.”

So I see what you’re saying about Newt,
but I still think he’s a brilliant war-horse who will be reigned in by congress.


313 posted on 12/03/2011 12:44:41 PM PST by b9
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To: EGPWS

Bachmann is the one we need. She has the conviction, the drive, the fire, the brimstone, the balls, and the fearlessness we need.


314 posted on 12/03/2011 12:45:50 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mandaladon

Best wishes to Herman Cain and his family, and to all Tea Party supporters in this disappointing time.


315 posted on 12/03/2011 12:46:28 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: chiller
Keep an open mind on Santorum.

Yep, look at Santorum and not the media's opinion of him and as a conservative he is impressive.

316 posted on 12/03/2011 12:47:09 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: C210N

Glad you are going with Newt. I would bet Newt will give Cain an appointment. I remember when Ashcroft got a dirty deal in Missouri and Carnahan’s husband died. The gov appointed his wife to fill the position. Ashcroft being the gentleman he is...suspended campaign ads during the “mourning” over Mel Carnahan’s death. Bush won the election and appointed Ashcroft as Atty Gen.
I believe Newt will appoint Cain to a cabinet position or as Fed Reserve Chair...just my own humble opinion


317 posted on 12/03/2011 12:48:12 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Magic Fingers
I pulled back from Cain a few day ago.

Wasn't surprised he dropped out.

Nonetheless, I will crawl over broken glass to vote for anyone but the Dear Leader. Our country can't survive another 4 years of this Imposter.

318 posted on 12/03/2011 12:48:56 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Not supporting Herman any longer...)
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To: Boardwalk
What if Cain is Newt’s pick for VP?

"ain't gonna'" happen.

319 posted on 12/03/2011 12:50:06 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TheWriterTX

“Nonetheless, I will crawl over broken glass to vote for anyone but the Dear Leader.”

Likewise!


320 posted on 12/03/2011 12:51:12 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: mandaladon

More than sad. The re-election of the imposter now in office is sealed. I have lost all faith. Damn the media and damn the zippers that just wont stay closed. The man with the “right stuff” was never born. I’ll “tread water” for the few years this land has left.


321 posted on 12/03/2011 12:51:51 PM PST by scottiemom (As Texas public school teacher, I highly recommend private school)
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To: mandaladon; TitansAFC
Moving over to help protect Gingrich from personal assassination. TitansAFC, I apologize for my hard line towards you earlier.
322 posted on 12/03/2011 12:55:57 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: exit82

We have lost a true Conservative, who was willing to listen to the voters due to the media and the dirty tricks crowd in both establishments and now what do we have left other than retreads, kooks and a Northeastern Rove/Bush Republican.

I am sorry I refuse to hold my nose again and vote for the best that comes out of that crowd as I did in 1996 and 2000.


323 posted on 12/03/2011 12:56:09 PM PST by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Squantos

Thanks for your comments and relating what you did to prepare for countering the inevitable. Your actions sound like a very prudent thing to do and I’m glad it shot down the attempts. Nice work.

As for suspending rather than simply quitting, I’m not sure you can suspend a campaign. Donors and supporters are obviously going to see the suspension as quite negative. Can you get them back, re-spark the momentum?

I am sad that it came to this.

Relationship or not, this lady had no reason that was honorable, to come forward. She was going to cause pain to Cain’s wife and family. I would not want to have a guy pull all the antics Clinton did from our side of the isle.

With Clinton, you had very credible charges of rapes and physical abuse. I try to be honest about judging people, but I don’t see Cain in that same light at all.

Take care bud.


324 posted on 12/03/2011 12:56:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: Danae

“CRAP”

The left probably had knowledge of Cain’s relationship with Ginger White all along. Their problem was that after Clinton’s numerous exploits, like the rape of Juanita Broadrick, his nauseating use of a 21 year old intern, ordinary affairs between consenting adults have become boring.

It seems likely that the media sandbagged the Ginger White thing and dribbled out sexual harrassment trivia, just to get the attention of the public focussed. Cain might have survived the Ginger White thing by itself, but with Cain already muddied, accusations of an “affair” and “uncomfortable office environment for women” were mutually reinforcing.


325 posted on 12/03/2011 12:57:15 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: hoagy62

Cain was not ready for prime time but that being said he and all the other GOP candidates will make a better president than mr obama.


326 posted on 12/03/2011 1:00:01 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: catfish1957

NEXT on the Palin’ing Hit Parade: NEWT GINGRICH!

You just witnessed the high-tech lynching of yet another non-compliant black man by the Democratic Party, as has been their practice, for well over a century.

If you are paying attention, the lynching of Gingrich has already begun, too.


327 posted on 12/03/2011 1:00:01 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Republic
this makes me very sad....and reading what I read about Anne Barhardt the other day, and the total lack of rule of law, I don't know how we'll get out of this....

when I go into town later, it'll be more beans, pasta, etc...

at least we'll eat for a while...

where is the revolution?...

328 posted on 12/03/2011 1:02:20 PM PST by cherry
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To: hoagy62

“I have someone over on Facebook (a liberal with a British husband) who says there isn’t anyone who can beat Obama now.

Barring a miracle of Almighty God (who I now think has abandoned us as we did to Him), I think she’s right.”

My Labrador Retriever could beat 0bama.


329 posted on 12/03/2011 1:04:07 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: DoughtyOne; Squantos; TheConservativeParty; 2ndDivisionVet; mandaladon

NEXT ~ TAKE YOUR PLACE ON THE GREAT MANDALA

330 posted on 12/03/2011 1:05:41 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Trueblackman
Thank U...Trueblackman...

It sadden me that NO ONE really came to Cain's support but Obama got aways with everything...probably even murder.
UNBELIEVABLE what has happen to a once great Nation, in fact the Greatest Nation.. It's a sad time for America.

331 posted on 12/03/2011 1:06:32 PM PST by haircutter
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To: TheConservativeParty

Why I would NEVER support Bachmann. She tried to screw our veterans.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/01/28/141412/bachmann-veterans/

In her tea party-fueled quest to cut government spending and social programs, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has unveiled a plan to cut $400 billion in federal spending that includes freezing the Veterans Affairs Department’s health care spending and cuts veterans’ disability benefits. The Air Force Times reports her plan would slice $4.5 billion from the VA, including reducing 150,000 veterans’ disability compensation and the amount they receive in Social Security Disability Income.A host of veterans groups slammed Bachmann’s plan:

–Veterans of Foreign War national commander Richard L. Eubank said, “The only discussion the VFW wants is to tell the congresswoman that her plan is totally out of step with America’s commitment to our troops.

Bachmann has House’s 11th WORST record for missed votes...she is not fulfilling her duties to her constituents
Of 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, only ten have missed more votes this session than Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to the Washington Post’s tally. Bachmann has missed 105 votes, or 13.6 percent of all votes. Fellow Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen had the state’s best record, missing only six votes in the 111th Congress, just one less than Rep. Tim Walz missed.
While California Democrat Rep. Hilda Solis had the highest rate of missed votes — she missed 59 of 78 possibles votes — the number of missed votes by party is roughly the same: Democrats missed 3.5 percent of votes, while Republicans missed 3.3 percent.
Another Minnesotan high on the list: At number 23, Rep. Keith Ellison missed ten percent of the votes, casting 695 and missing 78. Here’s how others in Minnesota’s delegation fared:
Rep. Betty McCollum: 16 missed (2.1 percent of all votes), 757 cast
Rep. Collin Peterson: 25 missed (1.9), 758 cast
Rep. Jon Kline: 12 missed (1.6), 761 cast
Rep. James Oberstar: 10 missed (1.3), 763 cast
Rep. Tim Walz: 7 missed (1.3), 766 cast
Rep. Erik Paulsen: 6 missed (0.8), 767 cast

Bachmann’s Farm Subsidies...more will come out on this..and NO the questions have not been fully answerd.
Bachmann has said that the farm’s founder, her father-in-law, Paul Bachmann, is the only member of the Bachmann Farm Family Limited Partnership who ever applied for farm subsidies — a statement borne out by federal documents. He last applied for federal payments in 2007, and he died in 2009.
But federal documents and courthouse entries in Alma, Wis., show that a neighbor has picked up where the patriarch left off. The Bachmann family partnership signed a lease agreement with the neighbor in April 2008, and he is actively enrolled in the same FSA aid programs.
From 1995 through 2007, the FSA paid $259,000 in commodities and disaster subsidies to the Bachmann farm. Since 2008, FSA payments to the neighbor’s expanded operations have totaled $52,921, records show.
The Bachmann for President team didn’t respond to the Star Tribune’s inquiries about the farm, but a campaign statement given to Politico last month said her share of income from the farm is wrapped up in the family partnership, which she said was formed for estate planning purposes. Bachmann, her husband, Marcus, and their five children belong to the partnership but documents don’t say how much of it they control. Marcus has two brothers, and his mother, Elma, is still alive.
http://www.startribune.com/politics/130509053.html

Not to mention she violated Reagan’s law and attacked Palin via her campaign manager; Perry, Newt and Cain’s 999 plan which she referred to as being more like 666. She also mentioned Trump as a potential vice president.
However, MORE than anything..I won’t forgive her for trying to take our disabled veteran’s benefits away ...she can go to Hades.


332 posted on 12/03/2011 1:08:35 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

I like Bachmann. I like what she says. She’s got conservative cred. I’m not sold on her though. So, that leaves Santorum. Can he get enough support in the next 4-5 weeks? Seems like if Gingrich can rise as fast as he did that someone else could as well. I’d take him over Newt and Mitt, no questions asked!!


333 posted on 12/03/2011 1:14:32 PM PST by castowell (Take your peas and shove them up your nose, asshat!)
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To: rarestia

I see your point, but I think that saying it’s a “fully-loaded revolver” is giving too much credit...


334 posted on 12/03/2011 1:15:39 PM PST by next media
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To: EGPWS

She has the 11th worst record for missing votes in Congress; she went after our disabled vets...thank God the VFW slammed her over it. Still alot of quesions on the farm subsidies and they will come out.


335 posted on 12/03/2011 1:16:11 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: PhilDragoo

You know Phil, it’s interesting to me that when we take Obama to task for Reverend Wright, Ayers, Soros, et al, it’s a lynching. We know his relationships with them are factual, and what those people have done for long periods of times in their lives.

Those relationships were real, and a valid topic of concern.

Now it comes to Cain, and unsubstantiated charges of relationships, are all of a sudden deemed okay by the Left. No lynching here.

It seems to me the lynching charge would be a lot more valid as it applies to the treatment given Cain.

I still don’t like playing into the lynching scenario, but I do think it’s a valid concept.

Race should not enter into this. Of course the lynching does touch on racism, because it’s supposed to remind us of what happened to slaves. It’s supposed to prevent anyone from criticizing Leftist blacks on matters of record.

If it’s a Black on the Right, why fair game of course.


336 posted on 12/03/2011 1:16:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: mandaladon

Very depressing news. Another conservative shut down and shot down by the goons in charge and their minions in the MSM.

Now what?........


337 posted on 12/03/2011 1:20:41 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: katiedidit1

Something tells me this was a deal struck be Newt and Cain.

Cain sticks around, and talks crap about all the s*** that they’ll throw at Newt.

Cain gets nomination for VP. No Obama race card.

Pretty good strategy if that’s what it pans out to be. I would vote for Cain, but Newt (even with all his defects) can slam Obama like a mighty god in debate.


338 posted on 12/03/2011 1:21:45 PM PST by struggle
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To: humblegunner

Seems like you’re the one who is blue in the face.


339 posted on 12/03/2011 1:22:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: katiedidit1

Its too soon for me to say. Let me digest these events and comment later


340 posted on 12/03/2011 1:22:32 PM PST by Rooivalk
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To: God luvs America

Where there’s smoke, it may just be a smoke screen.


341 posted on 12/03/2011 1:22:40 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: struggle

>>Pretty good strategy if that’s what it pans out to be. I would vote for Cain, but Newt (even with all his defects) can slam Obama like a mighty god in debate.

And when I say that, I mean that Newt can get Obama in a gotcha moment every time he opens his mouth.


342 posted on 12/03/2011 1:24:46 PM PST by struggle
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To: Beelzebubba

The thing that concerns me is Newt’s position on the illegals. I live in California and I am sick and tired of all of these illegals


343 posted on 12/03/2011 1:25:34 PM PST by Rooivalk
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To: CanuckYank

Get back to me after they burn down your church (with women and children inside), go through every e-mail you’ve ever sent & received, gone through your trash, placed a sleazy author in the house next door to you, threatened you and your family with death on a daily basis and smeared you world-wide.


344 posted on 12/03/2011 1:27:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: LUV W
Very depressing news. Another conservative shut down and shot down by the goons in charge and their minions in the MSM. Now what?......

Time to fight dirty
345 posted on 12/03/2011 1:28:32 PM PST by Rooivalk
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To: castowell
I like Bachmann. I like what she says. She’s got conservative cred. I’m not sold on her though. So, that leaves Santorum. Can he get enough support in the next 4-5 weeks? Seems like if Gingrich can rise as fast as he did that someone else could as well. I’d take him over Newt and Mitt, no questions asked!!

I'll take Santorum too. He seems like a good man
346 posted on 12/03/2011 1:30:40 PM PST by Rooivalk
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To: Rooivalk

Don’t blame you. To be honest the most socially conservative candidate is Santorum. He is so far down in the polls...I guess voter’s are more concerned over fiscal changes and the economy than on social issues. Don’t think I have heard Santorum viciously go after anyone...unless I missed it. My choice is Newt and I know the msm will be after him...but he is also going after them and Obama. He said he wants to know more about Obamas college days and etc. Time (IMO) to go after Obommie the Commie and do it big time.


347 posted on 12/03/2011 1:31:58 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: humblegunner
Keep re-posting that paragraph until you're blue in the face.

She ain't running, can't run, won't run, doesn't want to run and played you for a prime fool.

Deal with reality. This ain't fantasy football.

LMAO, ain't that the truth!

348 posted on 12/03/2011 1:33:53 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Trueblackman

Who exactly do you think is behind the Cain smears?


349 posted on 12/03/2011 1:35:02 PM PST by Tribune7 (Perry or Santorum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Seems like you’re the one who is blue in the face.

Seems like you're the one that got played like a pawnshop guitar.

350 posted on 12/03/2011 1:35:45 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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