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Trump endorses Romney, cites tough China position and electability
FoxNews ^ | Feb 2, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 02/02/2012 1:00:27 PM PST by nuconvert

Edited on 02/02/2012 2:14:45 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday, saying he's impressed by the Republican candidate's debate prowess and believes he could easily beat President Obama in November. 

"Mitt is tough. He's smart. He's sharp. He's not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love," Trump said in Las Vegas, telling the candidate to "go out and get 'em." 

The real estate mogul, speaking briefly with reporters before the announcement, said that even though he "never knew" Romney before the race began, he's come to know him in recent months. 

"His general attitude and the last two debates were very impressive," Trump said. 

He also cited Romney's position on China, calling the former Massachusetts governor

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To: nuconvert

If nothing changes, it definitely looks like the whomever is sworn into office next year is gonna suck, no matter what happens.


101 posted on 02/02/2012 1:33:39 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: nuconvert
The Kiss of Death cometh.
102 posted on 02/02/2012 1:33:43 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: nuconvert

Say it isn’t so...


103 posted on 02/02/2012 1:33:43 PM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Notary Sojac; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; ...
>> Back when combover boy was leading all the birthers around by the nose, I told ya again and again and again that he was no conservative, but a crony capitalist who would sell out conservatism in a "New York Minute". Told ya so, birthers. <<

Yeah, early last year he was pushing the birther stuff and hinting at jumping into the GOP primary. I thought his fans here realized they had been scammed once he used it to boost his TV showing ratings on The Apprentice and then announced he wouldn't run.

Sadly, though, a few months later when egomaniac Trump announced he would host a candidate debate and possibly run a third party bid himself, they were STILL swooning over the guy and calling any candidate who threw his invitation in the trash a "coward".

A few days ago, Trump's fans on here were buzzing that he was gonna endorse Gingrich any day now and stop Romney dead in the water. Nope, they were conned again.

But you can't fix stupid. I bet he STILL has a bunch of loyal followers here who truly believe Trump is gonna singly handily take down Obama any day now by proving he's ineligible for the office. Joe Lieberman and Peter King supporters here will similarly claim there guy is a hero to conservatives no matter how many times he betrays them.

104 posted on 02/02/2012 1:33:43 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: napscoordinator

I’ve been leery of Trump as a wolf in sheep’s clothing since he started poking Obama’s BC issue. Now the cloak is off and the truth is out.


105 posted on 02/02/2012 1:36:27 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: JIM O

I believe Paula Abdul has endorsed Jim Beam.


106 posted on 02/02/2012 1:36:40 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: manc

Re: Northeast liberals...yeah...it’s called “growing” in office. As conservatives move to the Washington/New York corridor...they “grow”. That is, they become liberal. It seems to be a problem with the human condition...we like to become like those around us. We like to fit in.

Remember David Souter...the “conservative” George H.W. Bush appointed to the SCOTUS? He was the deciding vote in Kelo...it allowed governments to take private property and hand it over to a private developer...something I don’t think the framers of the fifth amendment had in mind.

Remember how the liberal media congratulated him for his “growth”.

If Romney gets to Washington, I fear he has a lot of room for “growth”.


107 posted on 02/02/2012 1:36:51 PM PST by kjo
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To: pogo101

Trump could help RomObama in Nevada and NY state. Of course the fact that Trump works for Fox News could also have impacted his HAIR/WIG/RUG brained decision. Big money endorsed big money


108 posted on 02/02/2012 1:37:37 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: nuconvert

What a joke. No doubt Newt was set up yesterday. Trump is an embarrassment either way. He and Romney are of the same cloth — in it for themselves. Romney didn’t even have the guts to attend Trump’s debate. Neither one has any principles.


109 posted on 02/02/2012 1:37:54 PM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT/PERRY or NEWT/SANTORUM or NEWT/PALIN 2012!)
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To: pogo101

110 posted on 02/02/2012 1:37:54 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: napscoordinator

Sorry, I did not see all of those threads. Haven’t been feeling that well.

I can’t imagine that there are 100’s of Freepers that would think that freak Trump’s endorsement would be a good thing. The only thing Trump would, maybe, be good for would be his money. I truly dislike Trump. Creepy little man.

I think they should come forward and take their walk of shame for even being the slightest bit happy about a Trump endorsement.


111 posted on 02/02/2012 1:38:44 PM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: nuconvert

He is disgusting; as are his self-serving veiled threats that came with this endorsement. Personally; am glad he did not endorese Newt. Newts hands will be cleaner, for it.


112 posted on 02/02/2012 1:39:17 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: nuconvert

While I think his endorsement is misapplied, I think it serves a purpose. If it keeps this asshole from clouding a much effed-up GOP nomination process with a third party gambit, then I say it’s a good thing. We can deal with it. His support to Mitt isn’t a blessing; Mitt, if he accepts it, can be tagged with all sorts of fruitcake connotations.

Newt, on the other hand, needs to take this in stride. He needs to stop his petulant attitude re: losing this contest or that, and he needs to stop being so damned self-assured about how great he thinks he is. He needs to court opposition females with more contrition and stop saying “Calista and me” - something that touting his conversion to Catholicism won’t help now. He is making it so hard for many people to support him.

I WILL vote for him in Georgia in March, but he isn’t helping the case.


113 posted on 02/02/2012 1:40:03 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: napscoordinator

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2841276/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2841295/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2841389/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2841425/posts

1. On the one hand, the consensus on FR in those threads was that Trump’s (seeming) endorsement of Newt was, overall, good. On the other hand, many or even most comments pointed out that Trump is an egotistical gasbag.

2. Sure, now that Trump has switched?? to Mitt, you see a lot of sour grapes comments, but again, the grapes truly ARE partially sour. Trump truly IS a mixed blessing at best. (My comment above is that his greatest assistance to the GOP would be as a hatchet man vs. Obama. Don’t try to sell me on Mitt, please.) Everyone engages in SOME degree of “spin.”


114 posted on 02/02/2012 1:40:07 PM PST by pogo101
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To: nuconvert

Trump is and always has been a liberal, I bought one of his books and read 1.5 chapters and threw it in the trash.


115 posted on 02/02/2012 1:40:36 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: cricket
Oh so fast; that would be 'endorse' of course. . . and a bump for thread.
116 posted on 02/02/2012 1:40:40 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: Little Ray

Actually you are right. The people who have endorsed Newt are far superior to those endorsing Mitt.


117 posted on 02/02/2012 1:40:40 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
I wonder where those Freepers on here who were passionately backing a Donald Trump presidential candidacy last summer have all gone?

I remember when Karl Rove was the balls around here. Same with Coulter, same with Hannity, same with Drudge, and quite a few others who have had their "time", then fall from grace on FR. I understand it's a fickle crowd around here, quick to deify or demonize, but please ... take your sanctimony elsewhere.
118 posted on 02/02/2012 1:40:58 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Reagan69

“The Dems are already on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EK3DouK8qJM

Thanks!

Mitt is a sitting duck for Obama and the Dems. The Donald just lost all credibility.


119 posted on 02/02/2012 1:40:58 PM PST by sarah palin rocks (q))
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To: manc

I can’t f**king stand Megyn Kelly anymore!!!


120 posted on 02/02/2012 1:41:28 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: xzins

I said two weeks ago, I was not sure of either of the 4 remaining on the GOP side. I am more unsure now than ever. I don’t feel like we have a chance in winning. When the GOP is as split as it is and everyone of the remaining 4 getting endorsements, just makes me sick we didn’t have better choices.


121 posted on 02/02/2012 1:43:06 PM PST by JFC
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To: Buddy Sorrell
I believe Paula Abdul has endorsed Jim Beam.

LOL!

http://youtu.be/1iXr8-UGXaQ?t=8s

122 posted on 02/02/2012 1:43:06 PM PST by pogo101
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To: nuconvert

Crony capitalism at its best. Trump is a snakeoil salesman like Romney. Just what deals were made between the two of them before this endorsement? Old republican establishment politics.

Now Romney will go to Trumps casino and put on a show. If Romney becomes president (God forbid) watch the cronyism go into high gear. I hear Romney doesn’t care about the poor. Trump cares even less. Newt will do well without him.


123 posted on 02/02/2012 1:43:22 PM PST by mardi59
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To: nuconvert

I wonder if they intentionally leaked Newt as the person Trump was going to endorse just to dispirit us.

The elite HATE us and think we’re all mouth-breathing morons. They fully expect we will be there, willingly or not, come election day - just as we were last time. In truth, they are our enemy every bit as much as the Democrats. And they are very powerful.


124 posted on 02/02/2012 1:43:33 PM PST by Pravious
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To: napscoordinator
What? FREEPERS were cheering that he was going to endorse Newt and calling him a great conservative. I wonder if the FREEPERS will change their tone now. See I can’t stand Trump.

If you haven't realized...many of FReepers are unstable in all their ways...tossed about like a ship on the ocean. They are probably the same freepers who will believe a PPP poll when it shows them GOOD things...but cry foul when it heralds a double digit win for Romney in Florida...saying it can't be trusted and "they don't believe it!" They will scream at dims for recess appointments but if a republican turns around and does the same thing...or 6 years from now...they will cheer and rationalize it. They supported Bush as he ran up the deficit....relentlessly.

Need I go on? I can.

125 posted on 02/02/2012 1:45:27 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: nuconvert

“Reality TV star, Donald Trump, who endorsed and contributed money to Harry Reid and Charlie Rangel will travel today to Nevada to endorse a Republican candidate?

Please explain to us why anyone would care.

Please explain to Republican voters in Nevada why they should consider the opinion of a billionaire from New York who endorsed the arch enemy of all Republicans in Nevada, and really the enemy of all Republicans in the US.

Hopefully, media reports of this event will include this delicious irony.”

~~ Ron Paul


126 posted on 02/02/2012 1:45:34 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: GOPsterinMA

don’t watch Kelly anymore since she started on that shrink and attacked him .
Then she said she supported homosexuals and she has pals which are cross dressers and she has no problem with it.

Then she brings on Sally Khon to her show who now gets a job at FOX
http://www.postchronicle.com/commentary/article_212397579.shtml

A media matters Soros homosexual activist stooge now hired at FOX and is good pals with Kelly.
What is the betting Kelly had something to do with that job for her pal.

Can’t stand Kelly and I hope everyone else on our side wakes up and stops giving her ratings and let her lose her show


127 posted on 02/02/2012 1:47:04 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Proudcongal

This endorsement stuff stinks of the Romney cabal. Every time there’s an endorsement flap you can guarantee the little Romney twits are behind it. Remember when they put out the garbage about Fred dropping out and endorsing McCain? Or even Bachmann yesterday. Then the target has to spend time straightening out the story instead of getting his message out.

Early in Rush’ show today he said that Gingrich’s campaign said they knew NOTHING about any Trump endorsement. That tells me Romney’s little trolls were feeding the false story to their media pals. That way the story now is Newt is PISSED, instead of one a billionaire endorses an out of touch rich guy who doesn’t care about poor people.


128 posted on 02/02/2012 1:47:18 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: NELSON111

Post of the day for sure! you are 100 percent correct. Sometimes it is very humorous but mostly it is annoying.


129 posted on 02/02/2012 1:48:43 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum!)
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To: pogo101

Trump has no influence. It’s amazing that the media sees this as consequential. It’s amazing that Freepers consider this consequential.

This is just publicity for his tv show.


130 posted on 02/02/2012 1:49:52 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: cricket
By Monday no one will care or remember Trump endorsing Newt.

Being a proud birther, I was fooled by Trump. He said things I wanted to hear and I ignored the things I didn't want to be true. But now, it turns out, many of you were right all along. He is a shyster and an opportunist. I can't support anyone who supports Romney. I will NEVER vote for Romney. He will be our latest McCain. New Zealand is a little far, Canada is looking nicer & nicer.

131 posted on 02/02/2012 1:49:57 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Pravious

Well if they really believe we are going to be there on election day
they are in for a very rude awakening, just like the rude awakening
they are giving to all of us every election season. If it were not for Sarah
last election cycle we would not have been with McCain. I DO NOT GIVE
A DAMN WHO THEY PUT ON THE TICKET WITH ROMNEY I WILL
NEVER, EVER VOTE FOR THE ESTABLISHMEMT AGAIN!!!!!!!


132 posted on 02/02/2012 1:50:15 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: kjo

EXACTLY
NAIL ON HEAD

People move up to the beltway or the north east and then over time become pro homo, pro cross dresser, liberal, etc

Romney will be meeting more of the elitist and over time like Bush become more liberal then he already is, if that is possible.


133 posted on 02/02/2012 1:50:36 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer

Obama vs Romney...or someone else? Can’t support either of the two liberals. So who does that leave? Maybe Newt? I don’t think he would abandon the GOP. Paul? Not much to choose from.
********************************
If Romney gets the nomination and Ron Paul goes 3rd party, I will vote Ron Paul over Romney. In that scenario RP odds are as good as Mitts in my opinion.

I want Gingrich. Go Newt!


134 posted on 02/02/2012 1:50:41 PM PST by Irenic
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To: napscoordinator
Fox News is saying that Newt is PISSED OFF big time.

Thank God. It's about time somebody got pissed off instead of whimpering away. I'm pissed off.

Look at the endorsements Newt has gotten as opposed to Romney. I'll side with Newt. Win or lose.

135 posted on 02/02/2012 1:50:57 PM PST by McGruff (46 States To Go)
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To: JIM O

LOL!


136 posted on 02/02/2012 1:51:32 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: McGruff

bahahaha wolf blitzer playing old clips of trump hammering romney.


137 posted on 02/02/2012 1:52:21 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: McGruff

bahahaha wolf blitzer playing old clips of trump hammering romney, and asking him to respond.


138 posted on 02/02/2012 1:52:56 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: napscoordinator
FOX News is Romney Central Propaganda. I wouldn't believe anything those dorks stumble to read off their talking points w/o outside corroboration. CNN reported that Newt's campaign said they didn't know anything about the Trump endorsement. It's really not much of an endorsement coming from another social liberal; but, I'm sure Romney will smirk about it; thus increasing his unfavorables.

I agree on the “hard work” ...it also takes core values, intellect and the ability to articulate that intellect ...plus a whole lot of money ...and a large, efficient and effective organization helps a lot, too!

Newt didn't ask anyone to change the rules ...he asked the GOP to ABIDE BY THEIR OWN RULES. Don't fall for the propaganda.

Take care.

-Geoff

139 posted on 02/02/2012 1:53:12 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: nuconvert

140 posted on 02/02/2012 1:53:24 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

“Agreed. Why does Trump have any political credibility with anyone?”

And why has Fox News adopted Trump? Every time I turn on Greta, there he is.


141 posted on 02/02/2012 1:53:52 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: faucetman

Nova Scotia might be nice as well. . .’cold’; of course; and a few other thigs; but definitely, an escape.


142 posted on 02/02/2012 1:54:17 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: kjo

Souter truly an ‘odd duck’ and often wondered; who it was; that brought his name on a plate to Bush. Huge mistake; altogether; unfortunate, misjudgment. The ‘plate’ of course; stopped with the president.


143 posted on 02/02/2012 1:57:59 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: McGruff

I feel like I’m back in the days of Tammany Hall.


144 posted on 02/02/2012 1:59:25 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Romney’s stench is all over this. His camp also claimed that Jeb Bush, who was in China at the time, was going to endorse Romney right before the Florida primary. Jeb had to release a statement that he wasn’t endorsing anyone at the time.

Yep, I wouldn’t doubt that Romney’s fingerprints are on this one. This guy is despicable. And I don’t believe that Newt is pissed because he hadn’t heard from Trump about it. Fox News is so ridiculous!


145 posted on 02/02/2012 1:59:32 PM PST by Shelayne (NO ROMNEY--NOT NOW--NOT EVER!)
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To: Shelayne
Pretty dirty with the earlier story of Newt being Donald's call.

Frankly, I'd fire the Donald for not stopping it.

146 posted on 02/02/2012 2:02:00 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: nuconvert

Firstly I was never a fan of Trump at any point ever, have never ever watched his dumb show

My take on this is......

He decided he wanted the respect of the masses rather than the respect of the Tea Party/Social Conservatives?

He took quite a beating for his Birth certificate of Obama thing, siding with the MSM now may help him be restored in the eyes of homofags etc in the media?

Never cared for the guy, he likes the sound of his own voice etc.

If he had endorsed Newt I would have cut him some slack, but never cared for him.

He once said that he was disappointed Kerry lost to Bush, he also says Hillary is ready to be President.

Get this guy out of here, probably what Mark (the great one) Levin will say


147 posted on 02/02/2012 2:02:47 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: AnTiw1
I already lived through a mormon hell, I won’t live in a mormon country.

I've lived through 3 years of 0bama he!!, I won't be a part of promoting the living through another 5 years of 0bama he!! whether it is via a Massachusetts liberal socialist or a Chicago Marxist liberal socialist.

148 posted on 02/02/2012 2:04:45 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Shelayne

Very true indeed. What I find interesting is that people still continue to cite faux news opinions and uncorroborated talking points as gospel.


149 posted on 02/02/2012 2:05:43 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: EEGator

Maybe Trump got the name of Romney’s hairdresser in exchange??


150 posted on 02/02/2012 2:05:54 PM PST by Spirit of Liberty
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