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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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To: Future Useless Eater

I don’t see if this poll was of likely primary voters. If the poll doesn’t include the undecided voters, it’s really just the media trying to decide the GOP nominee.


101 posted on 01/03/2012 11:03:18 AM PST by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: ConfidentConservative
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.

Amen and AMEN!

102 posted on 01/03/2012 11:04:08 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Art in Idaho

Wouldn’t be a hoot if Sara won! Ok, wishful thinking but ....


103 posted on 01/03/2012 11:04:18 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Responsibility2nd; jpsb

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

My most recent favorite was when he called Bradley Manning a great patriot. That, my FRiends, was a transcendant moment /s


104 posted on 01/03/2012 11:05:18 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Crichton

All of hear predictions showing Rick Perry with more than 10 percent of the vote is really reaching. I would guess 50 percent of the votes Perry and Bachman were counting on will go to Santorum. Perry will be lucky to get fourth.


105 posted on 01/03/2012 11:05:30 AM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: david1313
Rick Santorum is a consistent conservative, not a 'pipe dream.'

btw, welcome to FR, newbie.....

106 posted on 01/03/2012 11:05:38 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

“Could care less who wins the Iowa caucus. Means nothing!!! “

I have sagely observed that our nominee, whoever it ended up being, was among the top four in Iowa at least since 1976. So I think being in the top four does mean something.


107 posted on 01/03/2012 11:06:34 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Free Vulcan
I heard today that Democrats are going to try to crash the caucuses to vote for Ron Paul.

Makes perfect sense. Paul is a liberal just like they are, and has no business even running in a Republican caucus.

108 posted on 01/03/2012 11:06:53 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Free Vulcan
The Iowa Horse Race
109 posted on 01/03/2012 11:07:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Responsibility2nd

Any trouble from the Occupy crowd will be quashed in a heartbeat. It will be over well before you can dial 911.


110 posted on 01/03/2012 11:08:00 AM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Persevero

Lol, and I thought this was an 2012 Iowa Caucus Live Thread, not a bash Ron Paul thread, silly me.


111 posted on 01/03/2012 11:08:50 AM PST by jpsb
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To: BagCamAddict

Thanks for the link. This is fun.


112 posted on 01/03/2012 11:11:35 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: cornfedcowboy

I agree and think at best we’ll peel off Bachmann and Huntsman and leave a pack of 5.


113 posted on 01/03/2012 11:15:34 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: jpsb

“Lol, and I thought this was an 2012 Iowa Caucus Live Thread, not a bash Ron Paul thread, silly me.”

Ron Paul is a candidate in the caucases. His political stands are germane to the discussion.

I have discussed many candidates’ flaws and assets today, not just Paul’s.

Ron Paul is an embarrassment and has no place in Republican party politics. He should work within the Libertarian party. He is a Libertarian.


114 posted on 01/03/2012 11:15:41 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: jpsb

We might have to give her an alternate code name, you know what happens any time her name is posted anywhere on FR what happens.

We see the trolls appear, I bet they spend all day long putting her name in the FR search engine, and then they swoop in like a bunch of flying monkies.

I would call her The Barracuda for now, just to screw them up.

I also do hope “The Barracuda” gets a LARGE amount of write-ins.


115 posted on 01/03/2012 11:16:34 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Castigo Cay by Matt Bracken, check it out. And his other works.)
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To: Persevero

Of course, Iowa counts, but....it is only the beginning salvo!!! Face it....facts are, our country as we know it is at stake!!! So.....you are going to see the scenerio change many times with different faces then the Iowa candidates. IMHO, this election is one of the most important in American history, if not the most important.

Obama is naught but an elitist tyrant and would be dictator. If he could, he would have us all addressing him as Herr Obama. Think I’m joking, just get on the History/Military channels and watch the “Hitler” regime move forward to full control of German life. Adolf & Barack, one and the same!!! How could Americans be so stupid and be fooled so easily!!! Sad!!! Sad for our people, sad for freedom and liberty and sad for all of our children!!!


116 posted on 01/03/2012 11:18:03 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Free Vulcan

Just heard a radio news item that said as of this morning, 40% of those questioned in Iowa still had not made up their mind who they would caucus for.

Maybe the candidates should have campaigned there 24/7, 7 days a week, starting 2 years ago in order to get the undecided vote down to 35%.


117 posted on 01/03/2012 11:25:49 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: ohioWfan

He is a consistant conservative, and if nominated I will be glad to support him with cash and vote. But I think that is a pipe dream, well, without a pipe at this point. I wish him well.


118 posted on 01/03/2012 11:29:53 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: Persevero
Libertarians and conservative have many principles in common. Kindof like Catholics and Protestants. Yet they battle themselves to exhaustion even while the Marxists are destroying them. Very foolish.

Well I hope you find that perfect candidate to support before the Marxists send you off to some gulag. Or make your family pay for the bullet used to execute you. Meanwhile this is a Live Thread. There are plenty of other threads on which to bash libertarians or other imperfect conservatives.

119 posted on 01/03/2012 11:33:13 AM PST by jpsb
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To: SharpRightTurn

I can understand the undecided thing, the field sucks! Only 2 or 3 don’t suck quite and bad as the rest.


120 posted on 01/03/2012 11:36:23 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb
There are plenty of other threads on which to bash libertarians or other imperfect conservatives.

If Ron Paul was just a pro-life libertarian he would be a serious presidential candidate.

But his much-discussed flaws run to some seriously messed-up areas.

121 posted on 01/03/2012 11:37:27 AM PST by Crichton
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To: jpsb

bump for later


122 posted on 01/03/2012 11:38:00 AM PST by goodnesswins (Happy New Year.....may it be better than the last!)
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To: ohioWfan

The amount of support Ron Paul has makes no sense to me at all.

I always wondered who his supporters are - are they young people who want drugs legalized? Are they dems throwing a wrench into things? I would like to know who they really are.


123 posted on 01/03/2012 11:49:32 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Election 2012 Trends
124 posted on 01/03/2012 11:50:09 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: napscoordinator
Perry is polling 5th in Iowa. That comes as no surprise as he is one of the weakest candidates in the race.


125 posted on 01/03/2012 11:50:15 AM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Free Vulcan

I’m still undecided.

So I’ll have to go along with the consensus here on FR....


126 posted on 01/03/2012 11:57:06 AM PST by NWHawk (No Texans this time!)
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To: South40

Prediction:

Romney: 24
Paul: 22
Newt: 18
Santorm: 16
Perry: 10
Bachman: 8
Huntsman: 2

Translation: Newt wins!!


127 posted on 01/03/2012 11:57:29 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: Biggirl; Greatgrandma; I_dmc; drrexdexter; Jumpmaster; Keith in Iowa; iowamark; samp; ...
Best wishes to those folks in Iowa taking part in this caucus today.



I sure DITTO that! God Bless every citizen of Iowa who cares enough to go out and vote for their favorite candidate tonight!

I look forward to our Florida Primary on January 31st, and will be very active this month here in FL in support of my favorite candidate. My favorite happens to be Governor Perry, but I will support whomever wins the nomination to fact Obama in November!

Doing an Iowa Freeper ping here. Please know if you wish to be removed from my ping list to just let me know through FreepMail. Thanks! Jean St.Pete,FL

128 posted on 01/03/2012 12:00:21 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks, I, too will be caucusing for Gov. Perry. Good luck in FL. If there’s anything I can do to help, let me know.


129 posted on 01/03/2012 12:12:43 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: jpsb

“I can understand the undecided thing, the field sucks! Only 2 or 3 don’t suck quite and bad as the rest.”

I have to admit there’s a lot in what you say. No one of them stands out and makes you want to crawl over broken glass to go out and support them. However, I think regardless of who the nominee is, come Nov. 6th, there’ll be millions of voters crawling over broken glass and burning coals to vote the CommiePunk out of office.


130 posted on 01/03/2012 12:14:41 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Free Vulcan

It will more likely be

1. Santorum

2. Paul
2. Willard

4. Newt but not too far back from Paul & Willard

5. Perry dropping out Wed morn
6. Michele dropping out Wed morn

P.S. If Willard the Pandering Lib or Paul the Racist Wackjob come in 1st, IA becomes a joke to all true conservatives and Tea party supporters in SC AND FL.


131 posted on 01/03/2012 12:18:55 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Heard the same stat Sunday. Every candidate has their problems and no one really wants to commit.


132 posted on 01/03/2012 12:19:16 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: Art in Idaho

Can you imagine the exploding heads that would result from a Palin showing?


133 posted on 01/03/2012 12:19:43 PM PST by Josephat (The old claim your evengelizing people who haven't heard the gospel, but go to a Catholic country tr)
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To: Free Vulcan
America is Calling

Ad for Rick Perry.

Good stuff.

134 posted on 01/03/2012 12:22:44 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Free Vulcan
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures."

- Alexander Hamilton

NO RINOmney!

135 posted on 01/03/2012 12:24:45 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: CainConservative

Adding to my post for fun.......if Huck and Sarahcuda would of ran INSTEAD of Perry and Bachmann. (And I’m guessing Palin wins Ames while Huck sits out Ames)

It will more likely be

1. Huck by 7 points (not quite as big as last time)
2. Palin (without Bachmann and Perry running)

3. Paul
3. Willard
3. Newt (with no $10 million neg ad blitz against him)

6. Santorum dropping out Wed morn


136 posted on 01/03/2012 12:27:47 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Josephat
Can you imagine the exploding heads that would result from a Palin showing?

The Republican convention was brokered as recently as 1952 (OK that's not too recent but it's not unlikely) It is possible that the current slate of candidates do not include the eventual nominee -- No matter how hard the press works to get Newt or Mitt.

137 posted on 01/03/2012 12:27:52 PM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Free Vulcan
How will we hear of the results Do these caucus voters have a time limit to make a decision?I understand that it starts at 7:00 PM
138 posted on 01/03/2012 12:27:59 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: South40

Thou doth protest too loudly.

Either Perry really is bottom of the race or an awful lot of people are pushing that line. I’m hoping it’s just the opposition trying to keep Perry down.

One good way for undecideds to pick someone is to look at who Obama really doesn’t want to win. Like Rush says, they’ll always tell you who they’re afraid of. I think Perry and Newt have been hit the hardest.


139 posted on 01/03/2012 12:35:45 PM PST by Kenny
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To: jpsb

“Libertarians and conservative have many principles in common. Kindof like Catholics and Protestants. Yet they battle themselves to exhaustion even while the Marxists are destroying them. Very foolish. “

I really must disagree. Aside from some core economic principles, we are miles apart. I was a registered Libertarian at one point. I know whereof I speak.

Conservatism is a three legged stool. The three legs are conservative capitalistic fiscal policy; strong defense; and social issue conservatism.

Libertarians have one of the legs. So, good for them, but who wants to sit on a one-legged stool? Not me.

“Well I hope you find that perfect candidate to support before the Marxists send you off to some gulag.”

Just a tad hysterical, there. I don’t believe there is a perfect candidate. Do you believe Ron Paul is the perfect candidate? I suspect you do.

“There are plenty of other threads on which to bash libertarians or other imperfect conservatives.”

I feel free to criticize all candidates upon their positions and I’m not going to cower before your sense of being offended. Ron Paul is in the caucas as are the other candidates and I’ll criticize them politically as I see fit.


140 posted on 01/03/2012 12:45:24 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: jpsb

“Well I hope you find that perfect candidate to support before the Marxists send you off to some gulag.”

Finally, I hope your perfect candidate, Ron Paul, fails miserably, or you’ll find your daughters in hijabs while you kneel for prayer to Mohammed seven times a day. Mr. Paul’s insanely naive view of Islam is almost criminal.


141 posted on 01/03/2012 12:46:54 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Irish Eyes

No time limit as I understand, although the site chair can close the vote as his discretion. As far as results it will be precinct-by-precinct, site-by-site, county-by-county. Size and competency of each will determine.

I would post my site and county but we’ve been told not to. If I can get around that I will.


142 posted on 01/03/2012 12:50:24 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: Irish Eyes

And, the state GOP will announce. Don’t know if it’s county-by-county or if they’ll report them all at once.


143 posted on 01/03/2012 12:52:38 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: Kenny
Thou doth protest too loudly.

I don't believe I have protested at all. I merely pointed out that Perry, being one of the weakest candidates is currently polling 5th.

Either Perry really is bottom of the race or an awful lot of people are pushing that line.

He polls in single digits most everywhere. That means he really is at the "bottom of the race".

One good way for undecideds to pick someone is to look at who Obama really doesn’t want to win.

If you say so. Obama and the DNC have been attacking Romney; it's all over the news reports of the day. I would hate to see Romney get the GOP nomination. Apparently, so would they.

144 posted on 01/03/2012 12:53:28 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Josephat
Can you imagine the exploding heads that would result from a Palin showing?

Yes I can! I hope she gets a decent percentage. Might be a game changer. . . Always remember Ike not running and then he was. . He was drafted by We the People!

145 posted on 01/03/2012 12:53:35 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Thanks for your answer.


146 posted on 01/03/2012 12:53:47 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Persevero
Paul is far from a perfect candidate to me, his views on Islam and Iran are horrible.

I've never been a libertarian and mostly I don't like libertarians. I think of them as idealist fools. But I like Marxists and progressives even less so I am stuck between a rock (Paul) and a hard spot (Newt, Romney, Perry, Santorum). At least Paul believes the republic should follow the Constitution so I am for now going with him. I don't vote here in Texas until Super Tuesday so I have time to maybe change my mind.

147 posted on 01/03/2012 12:54:32 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Free Vulcan

There’s no predicting this one.

Many pollsters will have red faces tomorrow.


148 posted on 01/03/2012 12:56:11 PM PST by Palladin (No Newts!)
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To: ConfidentConservative

“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.”

AMEN and Amen!


149 posted on 01/03/2012 1:07:06 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Free Vulcan

Obama isn’t watching, hell, only one state out of 57.....


150 posted on 01/03/2012 1:09:03 PM PST by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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