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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: fatima
Thanks for the hug fatima, but the only thing better than troll and moderate zots tonight would be a bunch of child porn pictures falling out of Mitten's coat pocket tonight while live on the podium!
1,301 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:04 PM PST by DCBryan1 ("Forget the Lawyers! FIRST YOU MUST kill the journalists!" - Die Ritter, die sagen, "nee"!)
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To: CainConservative

Romney has to be running scared now. Conservatism wiped him up. Conservatives won 53+% of the raw total and when you throw out the meaningless Paul stink kook vote, conservatism 70+ percent of the real vote.


1,302 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:04 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Palladin

I doubt he’s an engineer either (the old joke: you know you’re an engineer if you can do advanced calculus in your head but cannot do simple arithmetic).


1,303 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:18 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: bigbob

You and I think alike.


1,304 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:18 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Windflier

I’m not pro Romney. Just giving my opinion on what I think will happen. So it’s OK to talk up Newt who really isn’t conservative? Or Paul, who is a nutcase?

I really hate what is happening on FR. For 14 years now, this is the site I come to every day to get the real scoop on things. And now we are banning folks for discussing things? It’s a shame. Not many truth filled sites left if FR is descending into restricting what can be discussed. I don’t want to see FR become DU, where they ban you if you disagree with “their line”.


1,305 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:35 PM PST by gswilder
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To: altura

Do you think you could drop the sour grapes for a bit?


1,306 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:35 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: onyx

Newt has been sick all week, so he’s lacked his usual energy.

I’d be sick too if I went from 1st to 4th in just 3 weeks.


1,307 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:47 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: CainConservative

It looks like both Santorum and Romney will exceed the total of Newt+Perry.


1,308 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:47 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: nicmarlo

Thank you kindly.


1,309 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Brian_Baldwin
You do not understand the abortion issue.
You do not understand abortion politics.

Frankly, you do not know what you are talking about.

The majority of people who VOTE based on the abortion issue vote PROLIFE!

The vast majority of “pro choice” voters are more than willing to vote for a pro lifer!

Also, when you talk about ACTUAL LEGISLATION, the pro life side has majority support for nearly every piece of legislation presented in every State in the Union, and in Congress.

1,310 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:51 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: bigbob
Yeah, those attack ads were brutal and it's disgusting that the same folks who claim to hate those ads, were swayed by them.

So much for so-called “informed” voters.

I met both Newt and Callista in person and her helmet hair needs a redo! She is otherwise very pretty and very gracious and nice.

If he's not the nominee,he sure needs to be Secretary of State with a total free rein.

1,311 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:51 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Palladin

LOL

Sure.

The guy who’s tied with Romney nationally, leading big in the South......he’s going to drop out. Right.

I’d love to debate that “prediction” with you more, but I’m sure you have to go feed your unicorn.


1,312 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:59 PM PST by TitansAFC (Mitt Romney gets less bang for the buck than John-Freaking-Huntsman.)
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To: JosephMama
So true. Santorum is pathetic.

ZOT. I'm glad to see there's a zero tolerance policy in effect for obvious trolls.
1,313 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:05 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: Brian_Baldwin
You do not understand the abortion issue.
You do not understand abortion politics.

Frankly, you do not know what you are talking about.

The majority of people who VOTE based on the abortion issue vote PROLIFE!

The vast majority of “pro choice” voters are more than willing to vote for a pro lifer!

Also, when you talk about ACTUAL LEGISLATION, the pro life side has majority support for nearly every piece of legislation presented in every State in the Union, and in Congress.

1,314 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:05 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Tribune7
FoxNews showed the full-page ad that Newt is going to be running in the Manchester (NH) Union-Leader tomorrow. Yes, Newt is taking the gloves off with regard to Mitt Romney. It's going to be a fun week in New Hampshire (which is practically in my back yard).

Head of Republican party in Iowa says no recount - we will have a declared winner tonight. Right now Santorum is clinging to a 129 vote lead with 93% in. And unlike the nimrod on FoxNews, I can calculate this in my head.

1,315 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:05 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 34 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: EEGator

He said that he has been married 64 yrs...so if he’s 76 he would of been 12 ...lololol


1,316 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:15 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: Anti-Hillary

I think he is putting on a suicide vest and saying hiya Mitt.


1,317 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:22 PM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry or Gingrich, maybe. OK Santorum too)
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To: tennmountainman

Why didn’t he use all that money to at least get a top three spot in Iowa?

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Because Iowa is meaningless! as is New Hampshire. In the past 30 years, the candidate who has won SC wins the nomination— that’s where one spends the money.

(correcting prior misquote from your post- apologies)


1,318 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:22 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Agree!

Iowa has done well tonight.


1,319 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:22 PM PST by Palladin (No Newts!)
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To: Kansas58
Rubio is a Natural Born Citizen.

Were both his parents born in the US? Just askin', 'cause I don't know.

1,320 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:43 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: tennmountainman
Women will not go to Freddie Newt either. Three marriages, two divorces.

The marriages or divorces don't affect me that much, but the serial adulterous affairs when his wives were ill, that's scum territory.

1,321 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:51 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Palladin

wonderful!


1,322 posted on 01/03/2012 8:47:10 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: jwalsh07

I hope Freddie Newt goes negative on Romulus.

Santorum will benefit.


1,323 posted on 01/03/2012 8:47:34 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Slings and Arrows

yw; that’s good news for Newt. He came in fourth, but it’ll not cost him that many delegates in comparison to Santorum and Romney. :)


1,324 posted on 01/03/2012 8:47:39 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Parley Baer

My prayers and hopes belong to Newt Gingrich!

Iowa is OVER! So much for OPEN primaries.

NH is the same: OPEN primary.


1,325 posted on 01/03/2012 8:47:43 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: pollywog
"125 lead for Santorum now!"

I'm praying the Christian beats the cult member!

1,326 posted on 01/03/2012 8:47:49 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: All

AP: Bachmann campaign manager says she may drop out


1,327 posted on 01/03/2012 8:47:54 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The Mitt camp (and MSM/Fox/Rep. Establishment/dems) cannot be happy right now. Even if he managed to pull out a squeaker, he’s got to know that conservative Republicans just don’t like him and as candidates like Bachmann, Huntsman and Perry drop out, he’ll do worse. It’s going to be even harder to win in SC and FL. If there are upcoming debates, I hope Newt kicks butt. Newt will win SC and FL. Go Newt!


1,328 posted on 01/03/2012 8:47:58 PM PST by Proudcongal
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To: altura

I’ve come to believe that Perry supporters (particularly here) are far more tenacious than their candidate.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Perry drops out sooner than expected. I don’t say that as a knock against you, but looking at where he’s been (poll wise) and where he is now, I don’t see where is role would be anything else but a spoiler to another Conservative possibly winning the nomination. As always, my crystal ball could be wrong, but I believe tonight is the result of Perry’s self inflicted wounds. Sometimes, the trend is not your friend.


1,329 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:06 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Palladin

Newt is done. Listening to him now. He looks and sounds defeated.

Also, Callista’s eyes are very sad.

They have seen the writing on the wall and it says:

SANTORUM
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BS. I didn’t see sadness — but I did see annoyance on Newt’s part. Only time will tell how ready Santorum is for the “attacks.” But something tells me Newt is only getting started ... loved his acceptance speech. He is spot on, as always ...and touched on Paul wonderfully.

It is seriously wrong and horrid that these candidates spend millions with 30 second sound bites. It’s politics for the LAZY. It’s why our country is in such a MESS.

I’m hanging in with Newt. Might even join his volunteer effort.


1,330 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:06 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Ouch. Sorry for dissing your state. Just annoyed about the love fest for 3 very unattractive candidates and I mean Romney, Paul and Santorum.

Has all that corn fermented and did you drink it on the way to the caucuses?

Just kidding.

Actually, I’m a Texan and a lot of people here don’t like Texas. Seems like they think we brag or something like that, which is totally ridiculous.


1,331 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:17 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Story County now with 56% of its vote in. Looking better now.


1,332 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:17 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Mozilla

Dingbat Bachmann on stage now grinning, acting like she won. She just said there might be “another Michele in the White House” next year.

Can you say delusional.


1,333 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:27 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: Old Sarge
How about an adult beverage?

Sniff.....almost as good as the smell of cordite, tear gas, and the sound of liberals screaming in agonizing pain! THANK YOU!

1,334 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:54 PM PST by DCBryan1 ("Forget the Lawyers! FIRST YOU MUST kill the journalists!" - Die Ritter, die sagen, "nee"!)
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To: Mozilla
She said Trump should go ahead and run. It should make the republican party work harder for their candidate.
She said a third-party candidacy would ensure that Obama would be re-elected.

She also said for the people against him on the right to quit attacking him.
You are correct on this point.

See this video starting at minute 8:20:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1361550349001/palin-on-draft-sarah-campaign

1,335 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:01 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: VinL

One point Mark Sanford made is that Iowa has very low (5%) unemployment, vs SC at more than 10%. In that since, SC will be a much better barometer for issue-voters, in addition to being a true primary not a “glorified straw poll”.


1,336 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:15 PM PST by bigbob
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To: SamAdams76

Is Newt even going to try and compete in NH? I thought he was headed direct to SC?


1,337 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:15 PM PST by gswilder
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To: Anti-Hillary

I hope that is Newt’s intention.


1,338 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:15 PM PST by Palladin (No Newts!)
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To: Proudcongal

Agree 100%.


1,339 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:19 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Palladin
It had the look and the sound of a final concession speech. I wonder who Newt will back now?

Try not to embarrass yourself.

1,340 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:35 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. | FR Class of '98 |)
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To: NKP_Vet

Via Twitter;

@Sheya

Sheya RT @TheHenry:

BREAKING: Bachmann campaign manager says she may drop out


1,341 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:40 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: onyx
If he's not the nominee,he sure needs to be Secretary of State with a total free rein.

Sweet Onyx, how are ya?

No UN Ambassador, Bolton's old job so he can verbal Beeotch slap all those Socalist Potentates back to stone age where many belong.

1,342 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:56 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Wisconsinlady

Santorum, has great social values but has problems with being a fiscal conservative, earmarks, lobbyist connections and backing Spector over Toomey. Not sure how the NRA rates him?


1,343 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:56 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: SamAdams76

95 in Santorum up by 69. 1 percent is about 1000 votes, so this one should go the distance.


1,344 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:56 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: Prokopton

Southerners could care less how many times someone has been married. Newt wins SC going away.


1,345 posted on 01/03/2012 8:50:13 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: BenKenobi

No doubt, now Rick is up by 68 with 96% in. This is an incredibly close race.


1,346 posted on 01/03/2012 8:50:27 PM PST by digital-olive
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To: NKP_Vet

Not as delusional as Rick Perry will be.


1,347 posted on 01/03/2012 8:50:39 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: CainConservative

That is my prayer! This vote seems to have had lots of prayer behind it.....


1,348 posted on 01/03/2012 8:50:51 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: BenKenobi

Despite the reputation, Iowans really aren’t that conservative. Iowa evangelicals supported Catholic Santorum, but I’m skeptical Southerners will.


1,349 posted on 01/03/2012 8:50:56 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: onyx
it's disgusting that the same folks who claim to hate those ads, were swayed by them.

I so agree.

1,350 posted on 01/03/2012 8:51:01 PM PST by nicmarlo
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