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Barack Obama's Re-election Bid is Already in Deep Trouble. "Hot Diggity Dawg" Says it All!
Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2012 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 04/19/2012 8:46:37 PM PDT by lbryce

Newt Gingrich may not have got the memo but the battle for the Republican nomination is over. Some in the Romney campaign were hoping for a Febuary end but others were fearing it would go on until June and a small number of Republicans even predicted a convention fight in August.

All in all, April is not a bad result for Mitt Romney - long enough to test him, short enough to allow him to focus solely on the general for the final six months.

Despite the very recent and ugly and negative primaries, Romney's struggle with conservatives and the relative difficulty he had in overcoming a lacklustre field, Republicans - who tend to fall in line more readily than Democrats - are already uniting behind him.

Obama_1318962c President Barack Obama: in deep trouble

The RealClearPolitics poll average puts President Barack Obama at 47 percent and Romney at 44.2 percent - statistically insignificant lead of 2.2 percent.

Drill down into the numbers of the latest CBS poll and there are ominous signs for Obama. Only 33 percent of Americans believe the economy is moving in the right direction. A mere 16 percent feel they are getting ahead financiallty. Some 38 percent think their situation will get worse of Obama is re-elected, 26 percent think it will get better.

A cursory look back at incumbent versus challenger presidential races does not give Obama much comfort.

In April 1976, President Gerald Ford was in about the same position as Obama is now. He lost the 1976 general election to Jimmy Carter by two points. In April 1980, President Jimmy Carter was leading Ronald Reagan by 38 points to 32 points with John Anderson on 22. In November 1980, Reagan won by three points.

(Excerpt) Read more at harndenblog.dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; hotdiggitydawg; obama; reelection
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To: mo

That is a good point worthy of consideration...Just can’t let myself roll those dice by allowing the current administration to stay in.


51 posted on 04/20/2012 6:00:28 AM PDT by AlwaysFrosty
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To: mo

That is a good point worthy of consideration...Just can’t let myself roll those dice by allowing the current administration to stay in.


52 posted on 04/20/2012 6:00:33 AM PDT by AlwaysFrosty
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To: tomkat

“You’ve only been here since mid-February. Your ignorance of politics is appalling.”

Pointing out someone’s length of stay, and calling them “ignorant” is to engage in name-calling and expressing an “entitlement” attitude.

Calling someone ignorant does not move a discussion forward, or lend credibility to one’s points. Also, to consider one to be entitled because they have been on this site longer is again to engage in rhetoric that is not helpful. So what if someone is only starting out? Does it make their points less thoughtful or meaningful? Isn’t this “entitlement” mentality one of the things we conservatives are fighting against? I thought so, and so it is important to remain consistent.

Finally your reference to “genuflecting at the altar” was also offensive and uncalled for, and I fail to see the reason for that kind of statement.


53 posted on 04/20/2012 6:11:24 AM PDT by AlwaysFrosty
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To: SatinDoll

Adjusted your meds lately?


54 posted on 04/20/2012 6:21:46 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: AlwaysFrosty; SatinDoll
One can easily exhibit ignorance of a particular subject without being ignorant per se.

While it's true that longevity in and of itself is not necessarily determinant, it's often been seen 'round these parts as indicative of motivation; sometimes (gasp) of the disruptive variety.

So both your original accusation and rebuttal fail to offer convincing proof of 'name calling'.

Nice try, though.

ignorant

ignorance

55 posted on 04/20/2012 6:29:00 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: SatinDoll
I get it now. Understanding how The world works requires long memberships at Free Republic.

And the undeniable fact that Gingrich is a has been, vanity, fringe candidate that, if he somehow did get the nomination, would lose 40-45 states is mitigated by the fact that Romney is a facist. .

Nobody is happy about Romney being the nominee, Sonny. It's a shame a credible challenger, rather than self absorbed jack ass with his own with his own questionable conservative credentials wasn't around to challenge him. But continuing to ride the Gingrich horse at this stage (or at any stage), and pointing out how there is hope because a poll shows him losing badly to Obama, and then pivoting to accuse others of ignorance based on time at FR, and the complete non sequitur of Romney's apparent facism raises serious questions about just who is displaying ignorance.

56 posted on 04/20/2012 6:33:44 AM PDT by ltbigv
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To: SatinDoll

Unless and Until Romney actually wins the required number of delegates - then he is NOT YET NOMINATED - plain and simple. When Romney does win the required number of delegates - then his supporters can say (not just claim or insist or stomp their feet - or whine - or grit their teeth - and shout at others) that Romney is the official nominee...


57 posted on 04/20/2012 6:42:49 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: vortec94
Truth.....we’ve lost the Republic

I'm not dead yet.

....and if you've already given up, just mind you keep your head down.

58 posted on 04/20/2012 7:01:10 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((273 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: AlwaysFrosty

I will never stop, TYVM. Mitt is a worthless Marxist. If he wins the nomination, libertarians like me have already lost and authoritarians have won. And you Mitt supporters can “line up behind him” all you want - count me out.


59 posted on 04/20/2012 7:26:53 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: AlwaysFrosty
Oh, here's one of those "We hate Mitt" banners you hate so much, courtesy of yours truly...


60 posted on 04/20/2012 7:41:53 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: arderkrag
Romney's ONLY advantage in the GOP primaries was money. He was able to pound his opponents to a pulp and they could not respond in kind.

He will not have that advantage in the general, something the geniuses in the GOP-E apparently fail to realize. Obama will take his every gaffe and pound him like a cheap cutlet with them. And Romney won't know how to react.

61 posted on 04/20/2012 7:56:31 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: ltbigv
I get it now. Understanding how The world works requires long memberships at Free Republic.

Maybe. Maybe not.

But I can guarantee you will never find out.

62 posted on 04/20/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator; TheOldLady

That’s odd...I smell ozone.


63 posted on 04/20/2012 8:08:45 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: xuberalles
Marxist in Chief

MIC

or

MITT


64 posted on 04/20/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: lbryce

Without fanfare, comment or raving, POTUS Barack Hussein Obama is toast. And....so is a good portion of the Democrat Party, if they stick with Obama!!! The Democrats, just like Black Americans are adrift at sea for supporting the failed POTUS Obama. And....to boot....any woman that is single, or a single unwed mom has got to be nuts to even think about voting for Obama. Ladies, when the Obama “stash” drys up, what do you do then!!! Better get real!!! Obama is not on your side, he is not on the minority side either. American Blacks have set themselves back 100 years with their foolishness and inbred racism and raccial hatred!!!

And.....if the powers that be in the Democrat Party have any brains ar all, they will broom Obama, this would be destroyer of the USA right out of the POTUS slot. If not.....they all will go down politically in flames with the worst POTUS in American history. Remember the Mid Term elections in 2010. Well.....the 2010 results will pale in comparison to the beating the Democrats will take in November, 2012!!! Bank on it!!! ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!!! Period!!!


65 posted on 04/20/2012 8:11:11 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: xuberalles
I'm glad someone said it...cause it's all true. The nomination IS over...all except the crying and anyone who things otherwise is a totally fooling themselves [and don't call me a quitter...I just have clarity of thought. I will vote for Newt IF I ever get the chance here in TX].

And I don't know what the point of the thread is. Hot diggidy dog? Since Romney's going to be the nominee...and all the playa's on FR won't vote for him...seems like they are OK with Obama's re-election bid. Seems like a double-edged sword to me. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

66 posted on 04/20/2012 8:18:18 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Admin Moderator

LOL!


67 posted on 04/20/2012 8:20:26 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: AlwaysFrosty

Your responses here have been weak, argumentation-wise, and don’t cut the mustard. (These things are not name calling.) Be humble and learn for a while. If your heart and brain are in the right place and you stay informed, you will be able to find traction somewhere down the road.

HF


68 posted on 04/20/2012 8:23:39 AM PDT by holden
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To: justice14
The battle is just in the beginning phase. LA Unified School District is proposing to cut the graduation requirements from 230 credits to 170 credits. They will, if this passes, eliminate Calculus and Journalism, as well as health classes. In addition, they are recommending dropping the grade required to pass college prep courses to a D. Yes, I wrote "D"

Obviously these cretins believe a dumbed down society is beneficial.

69 posted on 04/20/2012 8:47:47 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

It’s not only the “dumbing” down that scares me. It’s that people will still tell those uneducated “dumb” they are smart and special.


70 posted on 04/20/2012 8:52:09 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: ltbigv; arderkrag; Admin Moderator; darkwing104; 50mm; SunkenCiv; humblegunner; Allegra; Eaker; ...

So long, ltbigv (Posting History)

Hat Tip to Arderkrag and awesome Admin Moderator

Cheeky n00b and Mythens fan backs into a sizzling, crackling Admin Mod and gets quick fried to a delicate crunch





Sizzling, crackling Mod kinda pretty!



FReepmail TheOldLady to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.

71 posted on 04/20/2012 10:02:47 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: holden

“Your responses here have been weak, argumentation-wise, and don’t cut the mustard. (These things are not name calling.) Be humble and learn for a while. If your heart and brain are in the right place and you stay informed, you will be able to find traction somewhere down the road.”

Appreciate the words of wisdom, the instruction, and the condescending attitude in which they are given. All of which makes discussion here much better.
Like I said this kind of rehtoric is no different then libs who resort to elitist, entitled, name-calling, emotional outburts when they are challenged.


72 posted on 04/20/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT by AlwaysFrosty
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To: arderkrag

You are only helping to dig our grave deeper. Good luck!


73 posted on 04/20/2012 10:13:43 AM PDT by AlwaysFrosty
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To: Admin Moderator; TheOldLady
maybe.. maybe not
*snicker/chuckle*
LOL!...Thxs, for the ping.

74 posted on 04/20/2012 10:44:59 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: TheOldLady
Delicate crunch - tastes better with ketchup


75 posted on 04/20/2012 10:51:35 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

Nor am I. I’m more in the mode of getting it back.


76 posted on 04/20/2012 10:57:24 AM PDT by vortec94
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To: AlwaysFrosty
Actually, you are the one who is digging our grave. We cannot make this a Conservative country again unless we start and continue fighting the left's propensity to propagandize, trick, cheat, murder, threaten, scare, and election-steal us into communism.

If this election is between 0bama and Romney, it will be between two radical socialists. Which one should a Conservative choose? The answer is neither.

Each campaign season gets worse and worse because the left comes out like a freight train and steams over the true Conservatives, leaving us with NO CHOICE. The Republicans then cower in the nearest corner while our best candidates are character assassinated off the ballots using lies and exaggerations.

0bama/Romney is NO CHOICE. And that is exactly what they want us to have.

The more we choose the "lesser of two evils," the more they push the most radical two candidates for us to "vote" for.

Both parties then ignore the will of the people, after lying to get elected about how sensitive they are to it, and proceed to run roughshod over the country.

If you think that your sainted Romney will stop, or even slow, the destruction that 0bama has started, you're delusional. There are forces at work here that are obviously beyond your ken.

There are ways to stop them, and strong men and women are hard at it, but the fact that conservatives like you spout liberal talking points and have no clue about how very radically far left Romney has become just goes to show how influential the propaganda of the left really is. Or you're a troll.

Wake up.
77 posted on 04/20/2012 11:00:08 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: lbryce

I seem to remember Reagan beating Carter by a lot more than three points in 1980.


78 posted on 04/20/2012 11:04:09 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 25 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: Godzilla
Here you go, Big Guy!


79 posted on 04/20/2012 11:10:08 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: skinkinthegrass

My pleasure, friend.


80 posted on 04/20/2012 11:14:56 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: PMAS
I still say if he is low enough in the polls, Hillary will be he VP on the ticket with him.

That could boost turnout for the Republican candidate more than Obama. Biden is a harmless doofus compared to Hillary.

81 posted on 04/20/2012 11:24:34 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: livius
“Just about the only way Obama can win again is if we run Romney, and I think a lot of people realize that.”

Who, then, is almost certain to beat Obama in the general election if only he/she wins the Republican nomination?

82 posted on 04/20/2012 11:35:40 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: TheOldLady

Wow! calling me out as a “troll”?! Again, the last resort of a weak argument, or an effort to totally dismiss someone is to brand them. It just shuts down conversation. I appreciate your beliefs but there is no reason to call me something like that. Why resort to that?
You believe what you have written and you make good points. I believe something else...so what? I believe it is a greater evil to allow Obama to stay in the white house then it is to vote for Mitt. At least we have space to breath and push the agenda forward with him as president. Another four years of this guy and you may not have the freedom to push. That’s what I believe, and I’m no troll for having that belief.


83 posted on 04/20/2012 12:53:43 PM PDT by AlwaysFrosty
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Correct. It will be a hard fought campaign needing a tight message focusing on Cook County and Obama’s record as President. Couple that with solid conservative wins and we begin to move the ship of state our way. We have to do it over several years, holding SCOTUS to a Constitutional Originalist 5+ majority. It will take decades of control to undo the liberal’s mess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0nyOyrprIs


84 posted on 04/20/2012 1:14:51 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lbryce
....President Barack Obama at 47 percent...

Who or WTF are these people?

85 posted on 04/20/2012 1:18:19 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: jessduntno
......dazzling bullshit ....

Whom exactly is he dazzling? Rush, (of whom I am no great fan, BTW) said,
"....Obama is a great speaker of you don't listen to the words."

I have never understood a word the man has read from his two teleprompters except the implied threat.

The man CANNOT SPEAK. He is an uneducated Left-Wing simpleton who is however, smart enough to do as he is told and not deviate from whatever is on his teleprompters.

86 posted on 04/20/2012 1:27:01 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: lbryce

“Newt Gingrich may not have got the memo but the battle for the Republican nomination is over.”

Whatever.... how many states have yet to vote in their respective primary? How many delegates does Mittens have/need?

It’s telling enough that Mittens only has what he has after spending how much? For a job that pays nothing near the expenditures. It’s disgusting actually... all in the name of greed and power.

Let’s see how well you do with the establishment, media, and nay-sayers all lined up against you from the get go.

Newt is filling up venues wherever he happens to speak.

Folks are impressed with his command of the issues as well as his solutions to set our country back on the path of prosperity.

If given the opportunity, Newt will put a smack-down on 0 the likes of which this generation has yet to witness.

As far as I’m concerned, a vote for Newt is a vote against communism.

It ain’t o’er til the fat lady sings.


87 posted on 04/20/2012 1:28:43 PM PDT by A Voice (Newt/West 2012 or bust.....)
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To: AlwaysFrosty; TheOldLady
No one is happy with a strictly "Two-Party" system.

As is painfully obvious, it means that as the ideology diverges from dead center, each party contains a very broad spectrum of political thought. There are Conservatives who vote Democrat. There are Liberals who vote Republican.

As the Two-Party System has evolved, the Center, the Center Right, and The Center Left have coalesced to divide the spoils. The Republican Party gets its cut, win lose or draw. If the cut is OK, it's easy to see why they don't particularly care about winning more than a good seat at the table.

Along the way, the Republican Party has absolutely conceded the machinery of Government to the Democrats, as one lunch in DC will prove to even the most obtuse.

Now, what do we do about it? Or about Mitt? So far he has not outlined a Program, A Plan, nor shown the leadership to implement the constitutional reforms needed to cure the Republic. And, neither has anyone else.

88 posted on 04/20/2012 1:42:17 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: A Voice
If given the opportunity, Newt will put a smack-down on 0 the likes of which this generation has yet to witness.

OK, but remember when this was tried on Ted Kennedy, all it succeeded in doing was giving him 80% of the female vote in Massachusetts. The soft-hearted goobers felt sorry for him because of McCormack's attacks! (Although I have the feeling that because of Obama's natural arrogance and aloof attitude, folks might secretly welcome a well-administered verbal flogging.)

Here's what I want from Newt, in addition to his debating skills, which would crush The Mombasa MF who is lost without his Sorosprompters:

A PROGRAM
A PLAN to implement it.
LEADERSHIP to blast it through Congress.

Where is the Republican Platform? I know how bad Kid Kenya is, but he has strong support from the Negroes, The Young, The Women (dammit!), The Jews, and The Latinos. If he gets his numbers, he gets the big states and their electoral votes. I think people want to vote FOR something. Not particularly AGAINST Obama.

89 posted on 04/20/2012 1:57:41 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

“Whom exactly is he dazzling?”

No one. Hence, the sarcasm. Sorry, I guess we need to use tags constantly with this jug eared ahole.


90 posted on 04/20/2012 1:58:58 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: TheOldLady
Thank You for the ping(s), my FRiend!

Some posters deserve their fate of death by arrogance.

91 posted on 04/20/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: jessduntno

Aw jeez!~ This is poetic justice. I am always ragging on folks who need the “tags.” Perhaps I can use the feeble excuse that The Mombasa MF makes me so angry that I can’t use (what’s left of) my brain?


92 posted on 04/20/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: what's up
but the funds are not coming in like he thought.

Hillary gave 1.5 billion to Egypt, no reason she can't reach down in her pants suit to find a few bucks for bamy.</sarcasm>

93 posted on 04/20/2012 2:06:46 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: Admin Moderator; TheOldLady

” ‘I get it now. Understanding how The world works requires long memberships at Free Republic.’

‘Maybe. Maybe not.’

But I can guarantee you will never find out.”

Classic ZOT!

+1 !!


94 posted on 04/20/2012 2:12:29 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: jersey117
Thanks to Breitbart ACORN will be under scrutiny.

No they won't, they just change their name and move along. Beck was the mover and shaker on this group of thugs, countless hours of connecting the dots, but the videos from O'Keefe, made the story go boom.

95 posted on 04/20/2012 2:17:38 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: PMAS

I think Hillary! is a huge possibility for VP..Biden has been laying too low for too long...something’s up.

Choosing Hillary! would fit in with the whole “War on Women” crap that they had been desperately trying to make an issue; they lost control of that narrative-but I think they are playing the gender card for a reason...so I think he will choose a VP from whatever group he needs votes from-it may be an illegal-who knows?? Maybe it will be Michelle!

He rules like a King, so anything is possible.


96 posted on 04/20/2012 2:37:43 PM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: TheOldLady

TOL,

Thanks for the ping.

How very exciting indeed! One n00b zotted and the other one is trying hard to pick a fight by admonishing FReepers on how to conduct a conversation.

Playing victim won’t help. It’s kind of zotty because it attracts the bolt and the kitties.


97 posted on 04/20/2012 2:51:53 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: TheOldLady; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks TOL.


98 posted on 04/20/2012 3:40:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: lbryce
I disagree with the author that 2012 is a repeat of 1992 or 2004. I disagree.

I think 2008 was 1968: an unpopular war and a candidate running on a platform to get us out running against a retread from the incumbent party.

This election is lining up as a repeat of 1980. The economy stuck in recession and not recovering, there are stifling high energy prices, U.S. foreign policy seems ineffective, there is an industrial giant rising in Asia threatening the U.S. economy, and most importantly, there is a complete collapse of trust in government institutions. The GSA and Secret Service scandals will further cause a distrust of Washington D.C.

Romney is no Reagan (nor was any other Republican candidate). But I think Obama's numbers will start crumbling in late summer. There is not enough enthusiasm in his base of young voters and African Americans. This election will be Romney's to lose. Heck, it would have been any nominee's to lose.

99 posted on 04/20/2012 4:15:28 PM PDT by magellan
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To: riverdawg

I’d say it would be somebody we haven’t considered as a candidate yet (possibly Paul Ryan, although the socons might not like him), or possibly Gingrich (the only “cheerful” candidate, as even one of his detractors admitted) or possibly - well, I don’t seriously think that Sarah Palin has any interest in running.

But Romney really has no chance, and the fact that they tried to balance a bad Presidential candidate with a good VP the last time around has made that strategy unworkable this time. Nobody is going to vote for VP. That’s a waste of time.


100 posted on 04/20/2012 4:43:11 PM PDT by livius
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