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Ron Paul ends his hunt for votes
Washington Times ^ | 5/14/2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 05/14/2012 12:11:34 PM PDT by Kevin C

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Monday he will not compete in primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted — essentially confirming Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Paul said he will continue to work for delegates in states that have already voted and where the process of delegate-selection is playing out. He said that’s a way to make his voice heard at the nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., in August. “Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Mr. Paul said. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.” He did encourage his supporters to still turn out and vote. His decision not to compete for new votes in other states leaves Mr. Romney as the only candidate still actively fighting for voters’ support.

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To: rogue yam

“ideological fudgings and missteps”. LOL!

Is that what we call it now?

The Template for Obama at his worst is what it is, but at least Romney was honest.

He is a *self proclaimed* Progressive, along with the Progressive Black Caucus, Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, etc. You do know that is but a step below being a full fledged communist don’t you, and some of these folks don’t mind being called exactly that.

Wake up.


51 posted on 05/14/2012 1:32:39 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Dead Corpse
If you think Goode or Johnson are viable options, you are smoking more dope than an OWS encampment.

Here's the real deal on these folks:
"We couldn't get enough votes for our guy to win the primaries and, thus, the nomination. But we have enough votes to screw the other guy over and then the GOP-e will take notice!"
"But, even at the cost of continuing the rush to destruction of Obama?"
"Hey, we're taking a principled, moral approach to the situation!"
"So it's more principled and moral to continue the certainty of the past 4 years than to interrupt that with the possibility of being able to do something different?"

Pause
"We couldn't get enough votes for our guy to win the primaries and, thus, the nomination. But we have enough votes to screw the other guy over and then the GOP-e will take notice!"

52 posted on 05/14/2012 1:34:18 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Vigilanteman
Genuine conservatives with slight flaws: Michelle Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain

The flaws of each of these candidates were explicated in detail here on FR over a period of months. Maybe you think that everyone who found these three to be unworthy of the office of President was wrong, but they were all found to be wanting by your fellow FReepers. Each one failed to make the sale based on their own shortcomings.

53 posted on 05/14/2012 1:37:20 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: ejonesie22
Experience tells a different story.

Experience tells us that Romney goes along to get along. Experience tells us nothing else about him.

54 posted on 05/14/2012 1:40:02 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Yashcheritsiy

So what you are saying is that you want Obama to win re-election?


55 posted on 05/14/2012 1:41:49 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: RitaOK

If you think this reply makes any sense you are wrong.


56 posted on 05/14/2012 1:43:14 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: EGPWS
And a GOP cash payoff.

You're just making stuff up because you want Obama to win, right?

57 posted on 05/14/2012 1:44:45 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: aruanan
Between the LP and the CP they typically garner about 1% of the vote.

Although, Johnson is polling in the double digits in a three-way with Willard and Zero.

History shows this means next to nothing come election time.

How sad a situation is it where your "best" hope is that Willard gets elected and we get a holding action for four years?

That is assuming the CHICOMS don't just buy our Country out from underneath us in the interim.

58 posted on 05/14/2012 1:45:36 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse
If you think Goode or Johnson are viable options, you are smoking more dope than an OWS encampment.

Why are you saying this to me? I'm voting for the GOP nominee.

59 posted on 05/14/2012 1:48:50 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Dead Corpse
How sad a situation is it where your "best" hope is that Willard gets elected and we get a holding action for four years?

Think of it as a four-year fumigation of the White House.

60 posted on 05/14/2012 1:50:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rogue yam; Dead Corpse

It’s true the disunity landed us Romney alright, but this is still a primary and there are, thankfully, other choices to be made on all state ballots.

There are reasons for that. It’s for times such as these.
When a self-proclaimed Progressive is found to be heading the Republican ticket, we are obligated to try and knock him off and vote for someone else.

The other choices are not Progressives nor socialists and they all despise the Republican Establishment, who are socialists and have gotten us into this fix, with their own divisive use of Alinsky tactics.

Goode, Paul, Santorum and Gingrich will continue to get some votes whether they expend on campaigning or not.

We are not voting for no stinkin’ Progressive in any event.
Dope or no dope, we’re not voting for no stinkin’ Progressive.

Smoke that.


61 posted on 05/14/2012 1:50:47 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Dead Corpse
How sad a situation is it where your "best" hope is that Willard gets elected and we get a holding action for four years?

It is a sad situation made sadder still by all of the FReepers working overtime to get Obama re-elected.

62 posted on 05/14/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
So you are voting FOR the pro-abortion/big government/Socialist.

Understood.

63 posted on 05/14/2012 1:51:48 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: dfwgator

You don’t fumigate for fleas by infesting the place with cockroaches.


64 posted on 05/14/2012 1:52:29 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: RitaOK
When a self-proclaimed Progressive is found to be heading the Republican ticket...

You are a liar and everyone here knows it including you.

65 posted on 05/14/2012 1:55:02 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
. . . they were all found to be wanting by your fellow FReepers. Each one failed to make the sale based on their own shortcomings.

The same thing could probably be said about Ronald Reagan if he came back to life and ran for president again.

We have to play with the hand we are dealt, not the hand we want.

66 posted on 05/14/2012 1:56:19 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Dead Corpse

So you tell crazy, evil lies because you want America to be destroyed.

Understood.


67 posted on 05/14/2012 1:57:20 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
If Romney got the support of the GOP because they believe in what Romney has done in the past as governor and not for his money and favors, then they have no business EVER claiming the title "Conservative Party"!

Either way their motives stink by pushing Romney for POTUS!

68 posted on 05/14/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rogue yam

Oh, well thats much better then. I was worried he would put his finger in the wind and do wahtever, but now I am assured he has priniples and sticks to them...


69 posted on 05/14/2012 1:58:06 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: rogue yam

Oh, well thats much better then. I was worried he would put his finger in the wind and do wahtever, but now I am assured he has priniples and sticks to them...


70 posted on 05/14/2012 1:58:06 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Vigilanteman
We have to play with the hand we are dealt, not the hand we want.

Right. And as of today that hand is Mitt Romney.

71 posted on 05/14/2012 1:58:49 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam; RitaOK
When a self-proclaimed Progressive is found to be heading the Republican ticket...

Yes, that is true. Romney claims himself as Progressive.

If the “choice of evils” is again the best the twin-party sham can do in 2012, genuine conservatives have no choice but to reject both the choice and the partisan process 'Being Stage Managed' to produce it.

I believe neither Romney nor Obama are good for this country and on equal par with one another.....I will vote, but not adhere my signature to a socialist agenda...I may have to ride that cat along with everybody else but I sure don't have to give it my consent!...and I will not...... My vote will be against them both.

72 posted on 05/14/2012 2:02:10 PM PDT by caww
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To: rogue yam

The respectable man, so called,..... has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reasons to despair of him..... He forthwith adopts one of the candidates thus selected as the only available one, ....

.......thus proving that he is himself available for any purposes of the demagogue.......

(Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”)


73 posted on 05/14/2012 2:04:27 PM PDT by caww
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To: ejonesie22
Oh, well thats much better then. I was worried he would put his finger in the wind and do wahtever, but now I am assured he has priniples and sticks to them...

You are about halway to sanity which is pretty good for FR these days.

Let me help you bring it home.

There is no reason to consider Romney an ideological leftist or to expect him to pursue leftist policies as President.

If there is a GOP Congress and a conservative grassroots movement demanding conservative solutions to our nation's problems then we can likely expect Romney to go along.

There is no evidence anywhere that suggests he will do otherwise.

74 posted on 05/14/2012 2:05:33 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: caww
Romney claims himself as Progressive.

No, he does not. You lie.

75 posted on 05/14/2012 2:06:58 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Because you don’t know squat, I’m a liar?

LOL! You can look it up. Do your own homework, genius. (I’ve already seen it.)

Put yer dukes up, buster! I’d rather be CALLED a liar by you than actually BE your ignorant self, hangin’ out trying to put lipstick on your self-rightous cave in for Romneybama and missing his own pronouncements, while ignoring his record. LOL!

Read ‘em and weep.


76 posted on 05/14/2012 2:07:07 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: rogue yam; RitaOK
When a self-proclaimed Progressive is found to be heading the Republican ticket...

You are a liar and everyone here knows it including you.

Then Romney is a liar for he has stated, voted for, promoted, and advanced the progressive agenda as Governor.

Face it, Romney is for Romney and is for whatever HE thinks will get him elected.

Just like 0bama.

77 posted on 05/14/2012 2:11:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rogue yam

“It is a sad situation made sadder still by all of the FReepers working overtime to get Obama re-elected.”

I’ve never read a post of a Freeper who said he/she was voting for Hussein.

I am a conservative and Romney isn’t (see tag line), so can’t vote for him. God will have to sort it out.


78 posted on 05/14/2012 2:11:36 PM PDT by Marcella (Romney: for Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage - No to Romney)
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To: RitaOK
Because you don’t know squat, I’m a liar?

You are a liar because you willfully say things that you know to be false.

People who are neither cazy nor stupid recognize that FR is in the depths of a group psychosis/demonic possession these days.

Most sane FReepers have either abandoned the site or remain silent in the face of the evil lies being told.

I choose to battle for truth.

79 posted on 05/14/2012 2:11:48 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Marcella
I’ve never read a post of a Freeper who said he/she was voting for Hussein.

There is nothing more stupid than expecting those who seek to do evil to do so honestly.

80 posted on 05/14/2012 2:13:51 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
There is no evidence anywhere that suggests he will do otherwise.

True....

Outside of 4 years as governor and a campaign for a seat in the senate and a run for POTUS.

81 posted on 05/14/2012 2:15:31 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rogue yam
Romney 2002 Youtube

"I think people recognize that I am not a partisan Republican. That I'm someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive."

82 posted on 05/14/2012 2:16:04 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: rogue yam

“There is nothing more stupid than expecting those who seek to do evil to do so honestly.”

You mean we have “evil” Freepers? Who are they so I can avoid them.


83 posted on 05/14/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT by Marcella (Romney: for Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage - No to Romney)
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To: rogue yam; RitaOK
When a self-proclaimed Progressive is found to be heading the Republican ticket...

Yes, that is true. Romney claims himself as Progressive.

If the “choice of evils” is again the best the twin-party sham can do in 2012, genuine conservatives have no choice but to reject both the choice and the partisan process 'Being Stage Managed' to produce it.

I believe neither Romney nor Obama are good for this country and on equal par with one another.....I will vote, but not adhere my signature to a socialist agenda...I may have to ride that cat along with everybody else but I sure don't have to give it my consent!...and I will not...... My vote will be against them both.

84 posted on 05/14/2012 2:16:37 PM PDT by caww
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To: Kevin C

Best I can tell none of you get it. Ron Paul never been about Ron Paul. It has always been about taking back the Republican party from the corrupt establishment that gives us Romney’s and McCain’s, and what is coming is going to knock a bunch of you on your keisters.

And why is Dr. Ron Paul fighting this fight? Because he is the one candidate that truly loves his country.


85 posted on 05/14/2012 2:18:30 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: EGPWS
Face it, Romney is for Romney and is for whatever HE thinks will get him elected.

Yeah, this is pretty much what I think. Given the alternative I think the wise, patriotic thing to do is to try to work with this for the time being.

Just like 0bama.

I think Obama is more of a genuine America-hating leftist than Romney is a genuine anything. But it doesn't really matter. Obama is running as a leftist and leads a leftist party. If re-elected he will pursue leftism as much as he can, when he's not vacationing, playing golf, or watching basketball on tv.

86 posted on 05/14/2012 2:20:23 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Marcella
You mean we have “evil” Freepers? Who are they so I can avoid them.

The ones here, and there are a good number of them, who are actively working to get Obama re-elected are seeking to do evil.

However, it is not enough to avoid them. The cause of liberty demands that you oppose them.

87 posted on 05/14/2012 2:23:00 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

You are also pretty much a nut, and wouldn’t know truth if it cooked up yer’ viddles and handed them to you.

Romney is a self proclaimed Progressive. This is an undisputed fact.

You can thank me later. After you apologize.


88 posted on 05/14/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: rogue yam

You said there are “evil” Freepers here. I want to know who they are so I won’t get contaminated. Just list their names. Thanks,


89 posted on 05/14/2012 2:24:37 PM PDT by Marcella (Romney: for Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage - No to Romney)
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To: caww
Romney claims himself as Progressive.

He does not and you lie when you claim otherwise.

90 posted on 05/14/2012 2:25:44 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
Um...

okey dokey...

And if he wants to push his Romneycare (or anything else) on us there is no indication that the GOP in congress won't go along due to pressure to agree with one of their own.

In essence there will be no opposition party if Mitt is not as you are trying to promise. And evidence is against you to date whether you like it or not.

Sorry I can only celebrate a Romney victory a few ticks more than I can celebrate an Obama defeat.

91 posted on 05/14/2012 2:26:03 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Kevin C
Game over.

Either on the 22nd of this month, or on the 29th when Texas votes, Romney will clear the 1,144 delegate count threshold and have the delegates to assure his nomination.

I was for Sarah 1st, then Cain, the Santorum, and then Newt. I do not trust Romney's liberal record from a "purest" conservative standpoint.

But when I look at the issues/platform he has established to run on and been committing to these last many months, it is a good platform, and something we can hold him to as opposed to the wretched Obama who is promising more "fundamental change" and destruction to America...in fact, he will double down on it in a second term.

That makes my choice in the contest between Obama and Romney clear.

In order to defeat Obama, which we desperately need, Romney will have to continue gaining support, all over the country.

With Obama actions as President, ongoing as they are towards the far left, I believe Romney will...and I hope it is so.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

92 posted on 05/14/2012 2:26:25 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (wwwOh ...now I see..dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: rogue yam
Um...

okey dokey...

And if he wants to push his Romneycare (or anything else) on us there is no indication that the GOP in congress won't go along due to pressure to agree with one of their own.

In essence there will be no opposition party if Mitt is not as you are trying to promise. And evidence is against you to date whether you like it or not.

Sorry I can only celebrate a Romney victory a few ticks more than I can celebrate an Obama defeat.

93 posted on 05/14/2012 2:26:25 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: RitaOK
Romney is a self proclaimed Progressive. This is an undisputed fact.

This is a lie and everyone here knows it including you.

Romney is running for President as a conservative. Again, everyone here knows this is true including you.

94 posted on 05/14/2012 2:28:19 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Vigilanteman
"Nutty? There's about a 100 million American that agree with about 90% of what he says."

I'm part of this 100 million. Unfortunately, the 10% includes really delusional stuff like the Jooze conspiring to take over the world and no need to confront Islamofacism, because we provoke it by having our people over there. Plus, there's a certain element among his supporters that make fascist brown-shirts look like Cub Scouts competing at a pinewood derby by comparison.

I agree with you! I can't vote for Paul because of the Palistinian vs. Israel crap and the absolutlely delusional idea that it's fine for Islamists to have nukes because they love us so much that they want to kill everyone of us and everyone who doesn't agree with them. Duh

The sad thing is that currently the only people who are talking about the Constitution are Paulites and preservation (or more accurately restoration) of the Constitution is what will save us.

I will vote for Romney even though I despise him because if Obama wins, I and mine might as well be dead and if Romney stops the destruction of the economy to a sufficient extent, somebody better may be able to salvage the country before we are actually destroyed. Pretty sad.

95 posted on 05/14/2012 2:29:33 PM PDT by Sal (STAND YOUR GROUND laws are the prosecutor's target--GZ is collateral damage.)
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To: Marcella
Just list their names. Thanks,

There are many people posting crazy evil garbage on FR these days.

One of them goes by the name "Marcella".

There are others.

96 posted on 05/14/2012 2:30:50 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Talisker; Farmer Dean
Nutty? There's about a 100 million American that agree with about 90% of what he says. Your tired meme is an ant against a tidal wave.

Ah! Well! The above explains why R-U-N Paul has ended his hunt for votes./s

97 posted on 05/14/2012 2:35:55 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: ScottinVA

At the State GOP Convention in Phoenix over the weekend, “making his voice heard” meant “shouting Romney’s son off the stage.” I think the jury is still out on whether that’s a good thing. It’s certainly a classless thing, but Romney’s hands are not clean that way either.


98 posted on 05/14/2012 2:37:19 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: rogue yam

I said, “You mean we have “evil” Freepers? Who are they so I can avoid them.”

You said, “The ones here, and there are a good number of them, who are actively working to get Obama re-elected are seeking to do evil. However, it is not enough to avoid them. The cause of liberty demands that you oppose them.”

You bet I will oppose these evil Freepers as soon as you tell me who they are. You have called two Freepers “liars” on this thread - are they two of the evil ones?


99 posted on 05/14/2012 2:37:59 PM PDT by Marcella (Romney: for Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage - No to Romney)
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To: RitaOK
Because you don’t know squat, I’m a liar?

He's been stomping his feet and calling everyone a liar that rightly critiques Romney's lack of Conservative values.

I don't know if you're old enough to remember, but before 9/11 there were there Hari Krishna guys in orange robes who hung around at airports. If you engaged them in Christian Apologetics - I was trained by Jesuits, albeit a poor student - they would hold their ears and start chanting louder and louder.

You're dealing with one of the GOPe's orange robes; knows the party name and the chants, but none of the underlying Conservative philosophy - which in truth is Classical Liberalism/Reaganism.

100 posted on 05/14/2012 2:38:06 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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