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Romney hires openly gay spokeman
American Vision News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Joel McDurmon

Posted on 04/24/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

Provided courtesy of DefendtheNaturalFamily.com

americanvisionnews.com

Joel McDurmon

MetroWeekly.com is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal:

Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation.

Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York would have marriage equality soon and that he would one day be able to marry his partner, Matt Lashey. The couple has been together 10 years. . . .

Andrew Sullivan, who had endorsed Obama’s 2008 run, wrote of the news, “For Romney to have an openly gay spokesman is a real outreach to gay Republicans, a subtle signal to moderates, and the Santorum faction’s reaction will be worth noting.”

Grenell is not just gay, but a gay activist who pushes for same-sex marriages.

At the end of Grenell’s service in the Bush administration, he took a notable whack at the administration, telling The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld of his effort to have his partner, Matt Lashey, listed in the United Nations’ Blue Book, which is “a reference guide of contact information for different member states of the United Nations as well as diplomatic personnel and their spouses.”

Grenell had attempted to have Lashey’s name added several times, to no avail. He told The Advocate back in 2008, “What put me over the edge was a friend and colleague who met her spouse after I was already with my partner — they got married and subsequently were put into the Blue Book in a matter of days.”

The State Department eventually told him that the Defense of Marriage Act prevented the listing. Although he protested the decision behind the scenes, Lashey’s name was not ever added, which led to his coming forward to criticize the treatement publicly as he left his post.

HuffPost has noted that since the choice, Grenell has scrubbed his Twitter account and website of offensive material...

Read this story at americanvisionnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
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To: Magnum44
Condemning Romney because of the sin of someone he hired?

Ever read the Screw Tape Letters by C. S. Lewis? Brilliant novel, reveals spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view.

(You are known by the company you choose to keep. Show me your friends, and I'll show you - you!)

351 posted on 04/24/2012 2:53:12 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: caww
Google is our friend...

At least MOST of the time!

352 posted on 04/24/2012 2:53:18 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Magnum44
My last word is judgmental. It's interesting how often those who use it to define others are themselves guilty of it.
353 posted on 04/24/2012 2:55:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Dang. The typo was in the original headline, and I didn’t notice it when I cut and pasted it. LOL...

Good one!


354 posted on 04/24/2012 2:55:12 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('A man with God is always in the majority.' -- John Knox)
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To: Magnum44
Respect was lost on this thread right after post 10

I never expect to be respected.

I do, however, hope those who end up disliking me will do it because of my behavior; not about what I type.


Killing the messanger gets old after a while.


Galatians 4:16

Have I now become your enemy because I am telling you the truth?

355 posted on 04/24/2012 2:57:45 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: EternalVigilance

I want him to cut government spending. If he has to carry a dozen gays on his back to accomplish this, then so be it. We have to focus. We are not going to get everything we want. Obviously we have to settle with Romney. We have to focus on what we can get and what is important.


356 posted on 04/24/2012 3:00:04 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Magnum44
Condemning Romney because of the sin of someone he hired? Something is not Christain about that.

That's interesting...


1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."

357 posted on 04/24/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Vermont Lt

Yankees have such low standards. NEw England is a disease.


358 posted on 04/24/2012 3:01:43 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Magnum44
Your post implies you know that the sinner is now and forever unrepentent.

If they are openly homosexual, they are unrepentant.

And we HAVE to judge. What we cannot do is condemn. If we don't judge, then there is no right and wrong and God says there IS.

If we are not to judge, then we cannot say that Mother Theresa was good and Osama Bin Laden was bad.

Please tell me what you mean by "judge". Otherwise we may be speaking at cross purposes.

Condemning Romney because of the sin of someone he hired? Something is not Christain about that.

Mormonism is not a Christian faith. They believe that "gods" created the earth. You should speak to the ex-Mormons on FR.

Also he is seeking guidance from an unrepentant sinner. That is not something a Believer should do.

359 posted on 04/24/2012 3:01:43 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: central_va

I’m a Yankee. Feel free to criticize my posts on this thread.


360 posted on 04/24/2012 3:03:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Magnum44
I'll just SEE your stare and raise you TWO!




361 posted on 04/24/2012 3:04:18 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: trisham

I don’t think a real conservative could live in New England. A true Conservative would have voted with their feet. Sucks to be you in that cold liberal hell hole.


362 posted on 04/24/2012 3:08:49 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Well, you did such a good job supporting your candidates, they are on permanent vacation. So now you have a choice...get off your ass and elect some folks in the senate that can help us, and get a President who will sign some bills. Or, you can whine about not getting your way.

But , since you are so used to losing, it might be difficult to get your cat fish eating rebel behind in gear.


363 posted on 04/24/2012 3:09:21 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: central_va

I would have expected a more gracious post from someone in the great state of Virginia.


364 posted on 04/24/2012 3:10:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vermont Lt
I want him to cut government spending. If he has to carry a dozen gays on his back to accomplish this, then so be it. We have to focus. We are not going to get everything we want. Obviously we have to settle with Romney. We have to focus on what we can get and what is important.

The chances of spending being cut under Romney is zero. You get nothing. And the country continues it's plunge to moral, constitutional, political and economic destruction. You're fooling yourself.

Judging by your post, I don't think you understand what is actually "important."

365 posted on 04/24/2012 3:10:49 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('A man with God is always in the majority.' -- John Knox)
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To: trisham

Tell me is what I say not true? Are you not surrounded by libs and have to “fake it” to get by and look normal? i.e. fake liberalism? By all means correct me if what I say is untrue....


366 posted on 04/24/2012 3:12:44 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

You are such a pompous ass. Tell me where VA did a damned thing in 2008 to help us. I guess you think we should go back to the 1850’s when VA had something to offer the country. Boh wait— you guys couldn’t accomplish anything without enslaving people.

How about we just work to get this a-hole out of the white house, and pick our fights amongst each other next spring.


367 posted on 04/24/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Magnum44
yeah I probably would not measure up in your Navy...

Thou sayeth......

368 posted on 04/24/2012 3:14:03 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: Vermont Lt

Not voting for Good Hair Etch-A-Sketch. The old scare tactics of the defunct Whig party just aren’t working on me this go around. You can try it like but I am not buying it this time. I am tapped out.


369 posted on 04/24/2012 3:15:10 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Elsie

Taken in that context should Jesus never have spent time with prostitutes?

I prefer the humor to the Biblical lessons right now. I am getting enough preaching.


370 posted on 04/24/2012 3:16:47 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: EternalVigilance
The chances of spending being cut under Romney is zero. You get nothing. And the country continues it's plunge to moral, constitutional, political and economic destruction. You're fooling yourself.

Judging by your post, I don't think you understand what is actually "important."

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Imho, some of us are feeling desperate, and willing to sacrifice anything to keep Obama from a second term. I have some sympathy for this position, since I am also feeling desperate.

However, I could not live with myself for the rest of my life if I voted for that false, scum sucking swine, Romney.

I apologize in advance for my language.

371 posted on 04/24/2012 3:17:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: EternalVigilance

This guy sounds like a drama queen.

Good grief.


372 posted on 04/24/2012 3:17:47 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: central_va
There are more conservatives here than is evident. I don't have to fake a thing where I live.

I am here on this site because I love and respect its owner, and believe that it is the only place online that is truly and unapologetically conservative.

373 posted on 04/24/2012 3:24:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: central_va
The old scare tactics of the defunct Whig party just aren’t working on me this go around. You can try it like but I am not buying it this time. I am tapped out.

I agree. I'm surprised to hear so many people saying the same thing. The RNC really screwed up by tipping the tables for Romney this time. No one can stand the man! I'm not just speaking for those on FR. People simply do not like him personally or politically.

There's going to be a really low turn out this year. Average, right leaning Americans have no one to vote for.

374 posted on 04/24/2012 3:25:48 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Magnum44

Straights have a right to not hire those who engage in gay conduct.


375 posted on 04/24/2012 3:27:07 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: concerned about politics

Both O-bomb-us and Etch-A-Sketch will have negative approval rating going into the general. I have never heard of this situation in a Presidential election before... It’s who sucks the least kind of thing....


376 posted on 04/24/2012 3:28:33 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I understand the difference between discerning behavior and judging. We may be mixing definitions, but there is certainly a lot of judging including guilty verdict going on around here.

I can discern good from bad and act on that. Not my place to judge. That is what I mean.

I have heard all kinds of versions of peoples opinions of Mormonism. I have none except that I dont like being seated next to a Mormon missionary on long flights...its torture. The version that has been most reported to me is that they follow the Bible same as a Christian, but added an additional “book” based on an after Christ prophet. Not sure I buy it or not, but many people in my own very Christian church have feel the presence of God and purport to have heard him in prayer. I would not cast doubt on these people so why cast doubt on the John Smith story? I would never join the Mormon church, have no need as I am already saved. And the church I subscribe to is one based on the relationship with God and other people, not deeds, which I am told Mormonism is more tuned to.

I have never heard the multiple “Gods” version of Mormonism and that sounds like some splinter group. I will let any Mormon Freepers defend their faith. BTW, Mormonism is capitalized here not because of me, but because of spell checker. I dont want to give anyone the impression I am a Mormon troll.

377 posted on 04/24/2012 3:30:48 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44

This is an “In Your Face” move. There is an “embrace the sodomy or you’re a bigot” wing of the GOP, and Mitt is within that wing. We don’t need degenerates as leaders or in positions of importance.


378 posted on 04/24/2012 3:35:34 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: DNA.2012

I would agree and do not like the govt telling anyone who they can or cant hire. Not sure what that has to do with the pro/anti GOP/Romney as a candidate discussion.


379 posted on 04/24/2012 3:39:18 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44
I think you are hung up on "judge". We are to do so. What we cannot do is condemn anyone. That is God's job. And I'm glad it's not mine.

Mormon Beliefs, are they Christian?

Finally, please understand that the Mormon Church uses Christian terms but has radically changed the meanings of those terms. So, when it says that Mormons belief in the father the son and the Holy Spirit, they are really saying they believe in a God from another planet, with a goddess wife, who literally is the father of Jesus, and that there is a spirit being, the Holy Ghost, who is another God.

380 posted on 04/24/2012 3:40:59 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: concerned about politics

Thats how we know Obama


381 posted on 04/24/2012 3:41:18 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44

Is gay sex healthy behavior?


382 posted on 04/24/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Magnum44
why cast doubt on the John Smith story?

Joseph Smith's Boasting and Polygamy Denial Sermon

I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.

383 posted on 04/24/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Elsie

Except for some confusion at the beginning, I dont feel like you have “attacked” me personally. Have you?


384 posted on 04/24/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: xzins

Show me the post where I said it was and I will answer your question...I am tired of the stupid questions.


385 posted on 04/24/2012 3:56:36 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44
I am tired of the stupid questions.

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I sympathize with you. It must be difficult for someone like you to deal with the average poster here.

386 posted on 04/24/2012 4:00:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Yes it is. Why dont you answer his question for him. You are so eager to jump in with your snark.


387 posted on 04/24/2012 4:03:57 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Magnum44
Gotta give you credit, Magnum. I had to stop to make dinner, and when I came back you were still hanging in there.
388 posted on 04/24/2012 4:06:22 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: cripplecreek

Har!


389 posted on 04/24/2012 4:07:39 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Elsie

Thanks...was too busy to google much of anything...getting names ready to vote here in PA. today. Should be an interesting night seeing how candidates do...and I still have stuff to get done yet!


390 posted on 04/24/2012 4:35:37 PM PDT by caww
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To: Magnum44

Any Muslim who supports even tacitly the radical jihadis or any homosexual who supports even tacitly the radical homosexual agenda are both tarred with the brush of the radicals.

It’s really quite simple. They’re assistants. And any homosexual who lets the world know that he’s a mentally ill sex pervert is not keeping his “bedroom activities” to himself, and is therefore pushing the agenda.


391 posted on 04/24/2012 4:44:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: EternalVigilance

I don’t care!

I’m still not voting for him!


392 posted on 04/24/2012 4:46:56 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worse Rinos ever!)
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To: Magnum44

I don’t recall that he asked me a question. Would mind terribly much stating where that happened?


393 posted on 04/24/2012 4:48:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
>...when it says that Mormons belief in the father the son and the Holy Spirit, they are really saying they believe ...in a God from another planet,... with a goddess wife,... who literally is the father of Jesus,... and that there is a spirit being, the Holy Ghost, who is 'another' God.

Sounds like a counterfeit Christ to me. Not hard seeing that in Mormonism, unless of course they've been deceived thru the various rituals and teachings.... Generally how all cults bait and switch people. Step by step... It's standard....... Also standard is their denial once they've succumbed to false teachings.

Here's a few quotes from some of the Mormon leaders that should chill people to the bone!

Mormon Leader Brigham Young said:... The “Christian God is the Mormon’s Devil." Another leader John Taylor said that...." Christianity was “hatched in hell” and “a perfect pack of nonsense,...the Devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work.”

394 posted on 04/24/2012 4:55:50 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

The only thing that comes to mind is “My sheep know my voice”. Those that don’t can be fooled.


395 posted on 04/24/2012 4:59:51 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Magnum44

Grenell is not just gay, but a gay activist who pushes for same-sex marriages.

At the end of Grenell’s service in the Bush administration, he took a notable whack at the administration, telling The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld of his effort to have his partner, Matt Lashey, listed in the United Nations’ Blue Book,(while on company time) which is “a reference guide of contact information for different member states of the United Nations as well as diplomatic personnel and their spouses.”

Grenell had attempted to have Lashey’s name added ‘several times’, to no avail. He told The Advocate back in 2008, “What put me over the edge was a friend and colleague who met her spouse after I was already with my partner — they got married and subsequently were put into the Blue Book in a matter of days.”

The State Department eventually told him that the Defense of Marriage Act prevented the listing. Although ‘he protested the decision behind the scenes’, Lashey’s name was not ever added, which led to his coming forward to criticize the treatement publicly as he left his post.

That sir is some of what is being scrubbed from his web site.


396 posted on 04/24/2012 5:01:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: P-Marlowe
“Romney has a history. Learn it. Remember it. “

And those that do their damnedest to get the perfect? candidate at the expense of winning the Presidency are doomed to see the US disappear in the next 4 years. Learn it. Remember it!.

I would walk through a mine field to keep the 0 from winning. You are just foolish and will see the mine jammed up your backside.

397 posted on 04/24/2012 5:04:22 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: P-Marlowe
“Romney has a history. Learn it. Remember it. “

And those that do their damnedest to get the perfect? candidate at the expense of winning the Presidency are doomed to see the US disappear in the next 4 years. Learn it. Remember it!.

I would walk through a mine field to keep the 0 from winning. You are just foolish and will see the mine jammed up your backside.

398 posted on 04/24/2012 5:04:36 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Stick you head in the sand. That’s the Virginia way. Bluster and run.


399 posted on 04/24/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: central_va

Sitting and whining.

What is the matter with you? Get out andcfocuscon what you can change— the house and senate. If we can get them to pass some laws, do you think Mittens has the balls to veto them.

Obama would. THAT is the difference.

Look beyond that piece of grass you got sticking out of your mouth. Bout on some shoes, and get to work.


400 posted on 04/24/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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