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Mitt Romney wins Washington state caucuses, CNN projects
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Posted on 03/03/2012 6:02:33 PM PST by nuconvert

Mitt Romney has won the Republican caucuses in Washington state, according to a CNN projection.

With 43 percent of precincts reporting, Mitt Romney leads with 37 percent of the vote in Washington state, followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum with 24 percent, and Newt Gingrich with 11 percent. Go to the Tumblr page of the Washington state Republican Party for the latest results. CNN projected Romney as the state's winner at 5:49 p.m. Pacific Time

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1 posted on 03/03/2012 6:02:36 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Santorum voters were NOT allowed to enter to vote
making Washington the fifth or sixth state that Romney
has cheated in.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 6:05:05 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: nuconvert

( Mitt Romney has won the Republican caucuses in Washington state, according to a CNN projection. ) Project much CNN ?


3 posted on 03/03/2012 6:05:09 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: nuconvert

Damn. Again the conservatives split the vote and the media trumpets a Romney “win”. Fingers crossed for a better result on Tuesday.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 6:05:52 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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To: nuconvert

and Ron Paul in 2nd. Washington is a leftie state


5 posted on 03/03/2012 6:06:58 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: Diogenesis

The OP of this thread seems quite pleased that people were turned away.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2854130/posts


6 posted on 03/03/2012 6:07:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nuconvert

Someone explains that to me, because I don’t get it:

Why are so many republican voters sheeple or so stupid to vote for plastic-$3-fake Romney?


7 posted on 03/03/2012 6:09:41 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: nuconvert

I’m at a total loss as to why ‘the people’ can’t or won’t see that Newt is the one to lead us out of this mess.

A leader with good common sense and workable ideas is what we need, not another politician.


8 posted on 03/03/2012 6:13:54 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Marguerite

We are so screwed.


9 posted on 03/03/2012 6:14:16 PM PST by daniel boob (No Mitt)
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To: Marguerite

One of my biggest peeves is that a fairly large portion of the electorate in any election seem to think that their purpose in going to the polls is to pick who they think that the winner will be.

I’m sure that some people like this are of great value to society in their own little world, since politics isn’t all there is to life. But, sometimes, I wonder. I think that their primary function is to ride in the wagon and complain when it breaks.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 6:14:42 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Marguerite

One of my biggest peeves is that a fairly large portion of the electorate in any election seem to think that their purpose in going to the polls is to pick who they think that the winner will be.

I’m sure that some people like this are of great value to society in their own little world, since politics isn’t all there is to life. But, sometimes, I wonder. I think that their primary function is to ride in the wagon and complain when it breaks.


11 posted on 03/03/2012 6:15:04 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Another of my peeves are people who post the same comment twice in a row.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 6:16:22 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Marguerite

It’s simple.

When people like you have viciously launched attack on attack on virtually every Anti-Romney in the race not named Newt, people get tired. They’re tired and frustrated that any candidate that gets any traction fails whatever unnatural purity test standard.

The bandwagon on this site is hilarious. One day, they love you (Bachmann, Cain, Perry, Santorum), the next day they are ripping you to shreds.

Here’s another idea. Next time maybe you shouldn’t post thread after thread of Santorum hit-pieces that make it easy for the Romney Opposition research team to locate and organize into a sustained attack.

And lastly, quit acting like an American Idol generation. If 22 Feb debate doesn’t happen, Santorum cruises. Too many stupid people put way too much emphasis on one debate.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 6:16:46 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
One of my biggest peeves is that a fairly large portion of the electorate in any election seem to think that their purpose in going to the polls is to pick who they think that the winner will be.

That's why the pundits sit around and declare who is and isn't "electable". Personally I think its a stupid thing to say in a nation with Obama as president.
14 posted on 03/03/2012 6:16:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Marguerite
Why are so many republican voters sheeple or so stupid to vote for plastic-$3-fake Romney?

Because places like FR are an echo chamber that would lead one to believe MOST Republican voters were partisan, tea party conservatives. The truth is, most Republican voters aren't like that at all. Probably many aren't even paying much attention - and in general, they just want to pick whoever they hear in the media has the best chance to beat Hussein.

Most of us here want a political revolution. Unfortunately, the average American still thinks the idea of "compromise" and "bi-partisanship" are noble goals and something they want to see in their leaders. There are a lot more of them than us.

15 posted on 03/03/2012 6:19:00 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Marguerite

Easy answer, Marguerite, the little Republican primary voters prefer to follow the “lead” of past nominees McPain, Dole, and GHWB who can “instruct” them “clearly.” People need to know who’s turn it is!


16 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:19 PM PST by Theodore R. (Santorum has one election day left, and I wonder if the American people will respond.)
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To: Java4Jay

Two words: TRUST and LIKEABILITY.

Reagan had both. While his conservative message was strong, the above two traits gave him his landslide victories. People who disagreed with Reagan still voted for him because they TRUSTED him.

If Newt had the two traits above, then all the money and hit pieces by Romney in the world would not have worked. But as evidenced of how FL went down and how Newt started attacking from the left, it was clear to many voters he could not be trusted.

Say what you will about Santorum, the simple fact is that people trusted him more over the other two candidates. Just like they trusted Perry, or Cain, or Bachmann.

Back on 22 Feb after the debate I warned you people what would have if Santorum fell. I saw the voting demographics and knew the trend. But nobody beleived me.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 6:21:00 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Diogenesis

“Santorum voters were NOT allowed to enter to vote
making Washington the fifth or sixth state that Romney
has cheated in”

The precincts in question are in Pierce county which is a Romney stronghold. Read the local paper article and look at the comments. Many Romney supporters were turned away. The overflow crowd exceeded fire code limits and were not allowed in. Poor planning is not a conspiracy.

Go ahead and gin up a conspiracy if that makes you feel better. However, back on planet earth Romney won. Get used to it.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 6:21:45 PM PST by Maynerd
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To: daniel boob

If they pick Mitt as nominee, I’m through with all the f...g business of politics for the rest of my life. I don’t want to see Obama or Mitt’s snouts ever again.

Socialism in America, socialism in Europe ... we’re doomed.
The Western civilization is done.


19 posted on 03/03/2012 6:22:40 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Maynerd

My error. Pierce = Benton


20 posted on 03/03/2012 6:23:08 PM PST by Maynerd
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To: Diogenesis

Piss on Romney


21 posted on 03/03/2012 6:23:35 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: parksstp

Excellent analysis! I couldn’t agree more.


22 posted on 03/03/2012 6:39:03 PM PST by bushinohio
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To: parksstp

I think Santorum is a fine, decent, religious & family man. I was for him until I learned more about his spending votes in congress for 20 years. Apparently Rick never met a spending bill he did not like. His excuse is “he had to do it”. The country can not survive another big spender.

Now I am back favoring Newt. Newt has some very major accomplishments in his record. The really major accomplishments are balancing budgets, welfare reform and 1994 contract with America. He has the guts to say no. He would be a phenomenally effective president.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 6:41:11 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: nuconvert

When is the last time any true conservative ever won Washington? there is your answer


24 posted on 03/03/2012 6:41:48 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: Theodore R.

“the little Republican primary voters prefer to follow the “lead” of past nominees McPain, Dole, and GHWB who can “instruct” them “clearly.” People need to know who’s turn it is!”

If this is the case, I don’t want to hear them complaining anymore.

Question: “Well, Doctor, what have we got — a Republic or a Monarchy?”

Benjamin Franklin: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

Well, they are losing it.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 6:43:25 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: parksstp
Say what you will about Santorum, the simple fact is that people trusted him more over the other two candidates.

Santorum was the unknown, the voters of Pennsylvania knew him best and dumped him in a record breaking landslide rejection of him as a sitting Senator.

Newt, as a history making, effective, conservative, has been attacked by the media (and the gop-e) from the first time he started his lifelong fight to put conservatives in charge of America.

26 posted on 03/03/2012 6:44:53 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: ansel12

Google search Santorum, and tell me with a straight face if you believe the liberal media keeps it’s gloves off with Santorum.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 6:48:19 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: ansel12

There is a huge Morman population in Washington State and Romney has been running here for 6 years. No surprise at all. Good thing is it means nothing. No delegates go to straw poll winners. Willard wins democrat states and Washington State is a safe democrat state for Obama.


28 posted on 03/03/2012 6:51:07 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: nuconvert

Gotta love that massive Newt the Messiah surge.


29 posted on 03/03/2012 6:51:22 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: daniel boob
And the # 1 reason why Romney is not electable:

He is a LIAR on every major issue that is important to conservatives!

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Liar, Liar, pants on fire.

30 posted on 03/03/2012 6:51:55 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Marguerite

2/3 voted against Romney. It’s just that they are split up 2.5 ways (with Newt being the 1/2).


31 posted on 03/03/2012 6:52:41 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Java4Jay

Yep, 50 % are stoooopppiiid and only 12 % see the True Newt Light.


32 posted on 03/03/2012 6:54:03 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: katiedidit1
and Ron Paul in 2nd. Washington is a leftie lunatic state
33 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:25 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: ansel12

this is crap.

Every major Republican was booted out in 2006. There was NO Republican voter enthusiasm, and in fact, MOST Republicans nationwide sat home to “teach” the Republicans a lesson.

Additionally, Santorum’s opponent was the son of a popular PA Gov who supposedly had the same socially conservative views as Santorum, eliminating that distinction. It was also a reelection year for Fast Eddie who was very popular (Swan got no traction). Even if Santorum had endorsed Toomey and had a spending record as clean as the white driven snow, he was still going down. And you know it.

Newt speaks conservative when it is beneficial to him:

TARP
Climate Change
Big Tent Republicanism “Scozzafava”
“Right-Wing” Social Engineering
Government’s Role in Health Care
“The Era of Reagan is over”

These don’t sound like conservative ideals which is why Newt isn’t trusted by many voters and is considered an opportunist. Newt is skilled in being able to talk two sides out of an issue so whichever side he wants to take, he can look back to the statement that supports that view and explain the other one away. With Mitt Romney, we call this “flip-flopping”, but with Newt, you call it “Churchillian”. Many conservatives aren’t buying it.


34 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:29 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Search your memory of the last quarter century and tell me that Newt Gingrich is not one of the most attacked, smeared conservatives in all of American history.

Voters know almost nothing about Santorum and his Romney-like political “growth”, even his life as a pro-abortion Catholic is unknown.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:35 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: parksstp

I don’t trust Santorum nor do I like him.


36 posted on 03/03/2012 6:57:19 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: NKP_Vet

With the exception of Arizona, as Romney won any state that McCain carried in the general election? Willard is a loser.
Conservatives will stay at home if he’s the nominee.


37 posted on 03/03/2012 6:57:40 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: ansel12

“even his life as a pro-abortion Catholic is unknown”

Evidence please.


38 posted on 03/03/2012 6:58:39 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: nuconvert

UH-OH,,,,,someone’s going to be in the $hits over at CNN and Yahoo...........they forgot to add the note at the bottom that says “Of course, if president obama were running in the caucuses with the Republicans, he would have won 97% of the votes”.


39 posted on 03/03/2012 6:59:39 PM PST by jmax (SLUTS SUCK)
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To: Diogenesis

Gee....Just how were these Santorum voters identified so they could be prevented entering? Inquiring minds want to know...


40 posted on 03/03/2012 7:01:02 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Java4Jay
I’m at a total loss as to why ‘the people’ can’t or won’t see that Newt is the one to lead us out of this mess.

A leader with good common sense and workable ideas is what we need, not another politician.


Because 'the people' can't recognize competent leadership when it's in front of them. Democracies are subject to the Dunning-Kruger Effect writ large:

Why the Best Candidate Never Wins
41 posted on 03/03/2012 7:06:46 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: parksstp

[ It’s simple. ]

So true.. Santo and Willard are pro-Union... its simple..
The Unions are at least half of AMericas problems currently..

ONLY Newt has a prayer of fixing anything..
Any that vote for these two guys are creating problems..
Compounded with the fact they very well may not win anyway..


42 posted on 03/03/2012 7:07:01 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: nuconvert

Bunch of liberals anyway.


43 posted on 03/03/2012 7:15:12 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

See what I mean?

If Santorum was really treated as harshly by the media as true conservative threats are, then everyone would know that ‘Mr. Super Catholic’ only became pro-life to run for office (like Romney), yet you have never heard a peep about it.


44 posted on 03/03/2012 7:15:19 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: nuconvert

How does CNN project the bloodbath coming on Tuesday?


45 posted on 03/03/2012 7:16:39 PM PST by Figment
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To: Marguerite
Why are so many republican voters sheeple or so stupid to vote for plastic-$3-fake Romney?

You'd think with the rise of the Tea Party people would be a little more aware. It seems so stupid to nominate someone with socialized healthcare on his resume, after so much fuss was made about it.

46 posted on 03/03/2012 7:19:00 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: parksstp

Nobody believes you because we don’t trust you or like you, and we don’t trust Rick or like him.

How’s that for ironic, huh?

Newt attacked from the left? Only if you don’t think that Mitt is to capitalism as Fred Phelps is to Christianity.


47 posted on 03/03/2012 7:22:55 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: parksstp

NOW, your conclusion - it’s my fault.

Thank you, cretin, for your “brilliant” analysis.


48 posted on 03/03/2012 7:23:50 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: BlueStateBlues

Wouldn’t you think that Romney’s whole premise for winning was dependent originally on a continuing split among conservative intraparty rivals?


49 posted on 03/03/2012 7:24:01 PM PST by Theodore R. (Santorum has one election day left, and I wonder if the American people will respond.)
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To: CommieCutter

“It seems so stupid to nominate someone with socialized healthcare on his resume, after so much fuss was made about it.’

Freaking unbelievable!


50 posted on 03/03/2012 7:25:03 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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