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2012 Iowa Caucus Live Thread
Iowa GOP ^ | 1.3.12 | Free Vulcan

Posted on 01/03/2012 8:08:24 AM PST by Free Vulcan

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1 posted on 01/03/2012 8:08:29 AM PST by Free Vulcan
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To: Free Vulcan
 

We are also ready for disruptions. They simply won't be tolerated. The state party sent us a memo saying if there's any trouble call the cops immediately. Anyone trying to cause problems is going to get a rude awakening.

 

 
 
Good luck, And if a dirty hippy Paul-tard does start trouble - just kick his butt and be done with it.
 
lol


2 posted on 01/03/2012 8:11:39 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Free Vulcan

Santorum 24 is wonderful!!! As long as he wins, I will be thrilled. I would be even more thrilled if Bachmann somehow comes in 2nd. Now that would be an embarrassment of riches. Two conservatives at the top of the wins would be a first and totally incredible!!!! I am praying like crazy that this happens.

My wish:
Santorum

Bachmann

Huntsman (I know he is not running but why not take even more support from Romney)

Perry

Gingrich

Paul

Romney


3 posted on 01/03/2012 8:13:06 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Good luck, And if a dirty hippy Paul-tard does start trouble - just kick his butt and be done with it."

Hopefully one of these days FR will have an ignore list I can put you on.

4 posted on 01/03/2012 8:17:01 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Free Vulcan
Disruptors can now be summarily rounded up and sent to Gitmo for the rest of their lives...
5 posted on 01/03/2012 8:20:28 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: jpsb

At the moment, it appears that Rick Santorum is the only hope to derail a Romney nomination. I would even consider Perry, but I believe that he’s now stuck in ... ‘that dog wont hunt’ mode.


6 posted on 01/03/2012 8:21:21 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: jpsb

Gee, I’ve offended you. You must be a Paul-tard. I wonder which of RoPaul’s platforms you admire the most?

The fact that he authored racist newletters? He’s a trufer? He’s anti-semitic? He’s a liberal?


7 posted on 01/03/2012 8:22:05 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: napscoordinator

If you are conservative, a vote for Santorum is a wasted vote, since he cannot communicate the conservative message as well as Newt Gingrich. Remember, millions of Americans would pay money to see the political equivalent of the “Ali-Frazier fight” in a debate between Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama. In contrast, a debate between Santorum and Obama or between Romney and Obama would attract far less attention. Please, Iowa voters, keep a best conservative candidate in the ring by voting for Newt Gingrich tonight!


8 posted on 01/03/2012 8:22:08 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

You are correct. Santorum is a wasted vote. It will encourage him to go to South Carolina and split the vote. If that happens we will all have to get used to saying President Obama for four more years or worse: President Romney.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 8:27:19 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: Free Vulcan

My final predection:

Romney: 21%

Santorum: 20%

Gingrich 19%

Paul 17%

Perry 17%

Rest: Fuhgetaboutit

http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2012/01/iowa-caucus-predictions.html


10 posted on 01/03/2012 8:27:48 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Free Vulcan

Go, Santorum!

Iowan FReepers, keep us informed!


11 posted on 01/03/2012 8:28:44 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: mitchell001

Newt can’t communicate. He said, “He was going to lose Iowa.” Who says things like that before the vote. Also he called Romney a liar which voters don’t like hearing that type of talk. I thought Newt would be our nominee but I no longer believe that. We need someone who is disciplined with what they say. Newt goes off at the mouth way too much.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 8:31:04 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: Free Vulcan

Could care less who wins the Iowa caucus. Means nothing!!! What really counts is the voter turnout!!! If the voters turn out in large, or even, record numbers for the Republican caucus, and the Obama Teleconference tonight at the Democrat caucus is not well attended, this is a harbinger of things to come.

This Republican contest is just getting started!!! Me, I’d like to see Santorum or Bachmann finish upfront. But....also I believe other players are coming forward, Trump, Palin, etc. I believe nothing the lamestream media utters!!! This nomination quest will be a knockdown dragout fight for the Pubbie nomination.

Why? Because the Republican nominee will be the next POTUS!!! Lots to come yet folks. The battle is just beginning. This is a POTUS race never seen before in America!!! It’s boils down to this!!!

Obama absolute rule, dicatorship & state control versus, freedom, liberty and individual opportunity!!! Wake up America!!!


13 posted on 01/03/2012 8:32:06 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Free Vulcan

Best wishs to those folks in Iowa taking part in this caucus today.


14 posted on 01/03/2012 8:32:22 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mitchell001
Please, Iowa voters, keep a best conservative candidate in the ring by voting for Newt Gingrich tonight!

My hope also but the Iowa voters seem to be a little brain dead. The only chance America has to be delivered out of the communists trend we have now is Gingrich. America has paid dearly for the last King, King Obama, and his communists controlled Administration.

15 posted on 01/03/2012 8:32:40 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Free Vulcan

Cut that One Trillion Baby!


16 posted on 01/03/2012 8:33:46 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Free Vulcan

Looks like Rick Santorum is the dark horse who is surging.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 8:34:21 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Free Vulcan

Gingrich/Santorum 2012

Santorum/Gingrich 2012

Take your pick.


18 posted on 01/03/2012 8:34:31 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Free Vulcan
We have law enforcement on site where I work today. The hippies are are planning to protest evil corporations today.

Then on to help with the caucus tonight with more law enforcement on site!

19 posted on 01/03/2012 8:35:25 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: LibFreeUSA

Santorum is acceptable, but I rather see a small government guy be the nominee.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 8:39:13 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gingrich/Santorum 2012

I could shallow hard and take. Rubio would be a better choice.

Santorum/Gingrich 2012

That would be a losing ticket I am afraid.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 8:39:27 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: Free Vulcan

Father In Heaven,

Be with Iowa’s Voter’s today, touch their hearts and lead them to YOUR choice for our next leader. Place YOUR Angels about each voting place and protect voters, And Lord Cause confusion in the minds of those who desire to cheat and steal votes from the true votes. In the Name Of Jesus we Pray.


22 posted on 01/03/2012 8:40:59 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: napscoordinator

newt is crying way too much..if he is belly aching like this against romney then what in november as obama drops a billion on him?...get some guts or get out the way...i guess we see why he quit congress..gutless crybaby


23 posted on 01/03/2012 8:41:05 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: jpsb

small gov in this race? who? where? if you say newt then you dont know what small gov means


24 posted on 01/03/2012 8:42:26 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: skaterboy

I cannot agree with you more. He is a jokester for sure. Did you see how he blamed some of his HIRED campaign people on why he didn’t get on the Virginia Ballot. This guy sure is around for humor. I feel sorry for his supporters. Go Sanotrum! The adult in the room!


25 posted on 01/03/2012 8:44:14 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: skaterboy

OHhhh Did you change your mind and decide not to vote for Newt Gingrich or have you been against him all along?

Please, let’s pray for a peaceful outcome in Iowa.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 8:44:55 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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27 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:50 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: napscoordinator

Please, let’s pray for Iowa and their voters.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:23 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Free Vulcan

What is the timelime for this evening? Is there a hard deadline for the caucuses to finish or any time when the first results are likely to emerge?


29 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:38 AM PST by FewsOrange
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To: ConfidentConservative

Please, let’s pray for Iowa and their voters.

Absolutely. God is already answering my prayers for good weather. It will be warming up to the 40’s by the time the caucus begins (which for them I guess is like Summer. lol)


30 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:48 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: Free Vulcan
I'll stick with my prediction from Sunday night - cautiously going out on a limb:

Santorum 26
Romney 25
Paul 18
Perry 13
Newt 12
Bachmann 5
Huntsman 1 

31 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:56 AM PST by Crichton
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To: napscoordinator

and this great disciplined speaker you speak of is who? surely not Iran is no threat, 9-11 is our fault Paul surely not HPV made me retarded, I AM a serious candidate Bachmann surely not Mr. 53 seconds, can’t string together two sentences Perry surely not Mr. hey, moderator that’s not fair, when am I going to get a chance to talk too Santorum so who are we talking about?


32 posted on 01/03/2012 8:52:49 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Rennes Templar

What are you basing that on ? And the NDAA 2012 doesnt really count -it does not give the govt any new powers with reard to detaining US citizens ?


33 posted on 01/03/2012 8:54:34 AM PST by emax
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To: napscoordinator

That’s a pipe dream Naps. Ain’t gonna happen. Perry will finish ahead of Santorum. We’re looking at a 2 man race going forward. Perry vs Romney.


34 posted on 01/03/2012 8:55:12 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Free Vulcan

Prediction thread? Okay, here goes:

Romney 25
Paul 20
Perry 18
Newt 14
Santorum 14
Bachmann 5
Huntsman 1


35 posted on 01/03/2012 8:57:22 AM PST by magritte
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To: skaterboy

Review Gingrich's behavior when Clinton made him sit at the back of the plane.

This current behavior is typical Gingrich -- sadly.


36 posted on 01/03/2012 8:57:43 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

secretary of defence... dick chaney...secretary of state.. sarah palin... watch libs heads explode


37 posted on 01/03/2012 8:58:36 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: mitchell001
If you are conservative, a vote for Santorum is a wasted vote, since he cannot communicate the conservative message as well as Newt Gingrich. Remember, millions of Americans would pay money to see the political equivalent of the “Ali-Frazier fight” in a debate between Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama.

This isn't the World Wide Wrestling Federation here, we are talking about finding a competent and conservative leader for our nation. I couldn't care less about the entertainment factor of the upcoming debates. In my opinion, Newt would win the battle (debates) but likely lose the war (general election).

By contrast, I think Santorum handled himself very well during the past debates and will likewise do well in debates against Obama and will bring the conservative base to the polls in November to hand Obama the stinging defeat that he deserves.

Santorum was not my first choice in this contest but I feel comfortable getting behind him should he prevail as our nominee. Like Romney, he's a decent guy but unlike Romney, he's a real conservative.

38 posted on 01/03/2012 8:59:06 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 34 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: mitchell001
Remember, millions of Americans would pay money to see the political equivalent of the “Ali-Frazier fight” in a debate between Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama. In contrast, a debate between Santorum and Obama or between Romney and Obama would attract far less attention.

Good point! If the Gingrich/Obama debate was ONLY on Pay-per-view, I'd pay $100 to see it!

Best in debate against Obama?


39 posted on 01/03/2012 8:59:41 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: ConfidentConservative; Free Vulcan
Amen!

Thanks for the thread and updates, FV!

40 posted on 01/03/2012 9:02:12 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: magritte

Here’s mine.
Santorum 25
Romney 20
Newt 18


41 posted on 01/03/2012 9:03:04 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Free Vulcan

I really, really hope Santorum pulls off an upset. The economy is important, don’t get me wrong, but America is in a moral crisis that is every bit as deep but often overshadowed. We need a leader with the courage to stand up to the perversion and degeneracy of the left. Defend DOMA! Fight for the culture of life in America!

That said, with everything that’s taken place over the past few weeks, I don’t think anyone can predict what will happen. We just have to leave it in God’s hands. I have a feeling that many of us will be very surprised.


42 posted on 01/03/2012 9:05:30 AM PST by Cato in PA (Hope and pray for the Santorum surge!)
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To: emax

I was being somewhat facetious, but the NDAA certainly is open to interpretation for US citizens, given the right scenario occurs...


43 posted on 01/03/2012 9:05:42 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: jpsb
"Santorum is acceptable, but I rather see a small government guy be the nominee."

Who would that be? The guy who adds appropriations to bills, votes against them, but spends the money any way on pork projects like "Wild Shrimp Research"? Ron Paul drones present a classic case study of what a cult is.

44 posted on 01/03/2012 9:06:20 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Future Useless Eater; mitchell001

Debates are not necessarily a good indicator. Reagan lost his first presidential debate.

As for going up against Obama, a slick-talking used-car salesman, with a bit of preparation, could out-debate Obama.

Obama is a great speechifier, because he can read a teleprompter. Without the teleprompter, Obama is on equal ground with mortals, and he doesn’t hold up very well.


45 posted on 01/03/2012 9:06:38 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Anyone who says Iowa ‘picks the President’ is a fool. Iowa is part of the winnowing process and most here understand that.

It’s about the best state in the nation for retail politics and letting campaigns get in the game with a low financial bar and build support, to avoid well funded candidates from having complete domination out of the gate.


46 posted on 01/03/2012 9:07:00 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: SamAdams76

You are in a dream world if you think Santorum could hang with Obama. Pile on Newt all you want to, he is the one that can handle the current President. You may not want to hear that, but it is reality. Rick is a pipe dream.


47 posted on 01/03/2012 9:10:36 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: ConfidentConservative

I will AMEN that.


48 posted on 01/03/2012 9:12:39 AM PST by annieokie
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To: lormand

Please explain to me why my congressional district should be forced to send money to D.C. and not get any back. Thanks. And oh by the way fishing (that includes shrimping) is a big industry here.


49 posted on 01/03/2012 9:13:45 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Rennes Templar

That is true, but remember, so is existing laws, including the AUMF 2001 and the Patriot Act-and NDAA 2012 explicitly states that with regards to US citizens, current laws apply to US citizens. We could go on all day about how our current administration could abuse the Patriot Act-in fact, the Patriot Act could be abused by our current administration just as much as the NDAA 2012. We and our military-considering our military is made of USA citizens and consists of segments of the American people-need to have knowledge of our current laws, our rights and govt’s rights so that we can defend ourselves accordingly. It definitely seems that if someone who says NDAA 2012 is a disaster or catastrophy, their understanding of current law regarding govt powers and the constitution is simply not there. NDAA 2012 basically allocates govt power with regard to US citizens they have always had.


50 posted on 01/03/2012 9:13:54 AM PST by emax
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