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Romney: Obama 'Did Not' Raise Taxes (who nominated this idiot?)
ABC ^ | 9/25/2012 | Gregory J. Krieg

Posted on 09/26/2012 3:30:44 AM PDT by markomalley

Paul Ryan stood by helplessly, and in apparent pain, as Mitt Romney strayed from campaign talking points on President Obama's tax record during a joint "reset" rally today in Ohio.

In the midst of remarks ridiculing the president's handling of the economy, Romney said: "I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years - he's said he's going to do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes."

During the primaries, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul offered a very different view of the presidents record, when she told the L.A. Times: "President Obama has raised taxes 19 times."

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You can see video of this latest gaffe on Mediaite

I swear, if it was anybody else...ANYBODY...even the Hildabeast or Jimmuh Catah...in the WH, there is NO WAY that this asshat would get my vote. None.

Sadly, there is a clear and present danger to the US and a moral imperative to remove that threat.

1 posted on 09/26/2012 3:30:50 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The GOP-E cleared the way for him and shoved him down Conservative throats. He’s all theirs.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 3:34:25 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: markomalley

Right, let’s get hysterical because the Obama Media Machine is on the prowl. Settle down,kid.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 3:35:08 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: markomalley

I guess he can say he was tired


4 posted on 09/26/2012 3:36:04 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

At least he didn’t “suspend” his campaign.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 3:38:50 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: 1010RD
Right, let’s get hysterical because the Obama Media Machine is on the prowl. Settle down,kid.

And that machine has had a hunting license with no bag limit since the 1964 election, at least. They haven't even had to fake objectivity since that time (to my knowledge).

And any person who dares to run for office with an (R) after his name knows that as well. And they have to discipline their words because of it.

Sadly, this asshat never received the memo.

6 posted on 09/26/2012 3:40:39 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley
Well, he hasn't raised personal income taxes has he?

I think, I hope that's what Romney meant to say.

7 posted on 09/26/2012 3:42:53 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: markomalley

If you are talking about income taxes, what Romney said is technically true - but not because Obama did not try to do so. If he gets his way about the Bush tax cuts, that WOULD be raising income taxes. Of course, Obama has raised a lot of other taxes, and, if Obamacare is ever fully implemented, many more will go up. I live in NC and the Democrats have claimed for years that they have not raised taxes because they have not raised income taxes, but other taxes and fees have been steadily going up. That is only one of the reasons while the Republicans took over both houses of the legislature in 2010 and will take the governor’s mansion back in November. No matter who has NC listed as a tossup state, there is no way in h**l that Obama will win NC this year!


8 posted on 09/26/2012 3:44:04 AM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: markomalley
"I swear, if it was anybody else...ANYBODY...even the Hildabeast or Jimmuh Catah...in the WH, there is NO WAY that this asshat would get my vote. None."

Double dittos.
Just when I start feeling good about the butt hole he pulls something and I want to throw up.
I can't take 4 more of the FRAUD.

9 posted on 09/26/2012 3:47:29 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Gallup poll, 1980, two weeks before the election, Gallup had it Carter 47, Reagan 39.)
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To: markomalley

The second coming of Juan McLame


10 posted on 09/26/2012 3:47:30 AM PDT by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: eCSMaster

“I hope that’s what Romney meant to say”

It is. We have this odd tendency to pretend the income tax is the only tax. There’re like a billion of them.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 3:48:03 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: srmorton

It’s true and Romney’s point was Obama is going to raise taxes if reelected. Obama made a flaming disgrace of himself this week, so of course the media applies a fine tweezer to something Mitt Romney said, where the first phrase of half a sentence could be viewed out of context to harm Romney.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 3:49:33 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: markomalley

Oh no! A minor gaffe that might actually be technically correct!

If making gaffes disqualifies you for the office, then we can’t elect anyone.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 3:53:50 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6; pietraynor
A minor gaffe that might actually be technically correct!

Try this: A minor gaffe apology for his opponent that might actually be technically correct!

With his "nice guy but misguided" technique, it's almost like he wants Øbøzø to win.

Freaking idiot. As another said on this thread, the second coming of Juan McLame

14 posted on 09/26/2012 3:59:12 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Timber Rattler
The GOP-E cleared the way for him

We need a Reagan II to follow Carter II, but instead we're getting Nixon II. The reason GOP-E didn't like Reagan is because the ticks won Congress in response to Reagan's conservatism. The Gopees don't want to lose their jobs this time, hence their support for a Nixon centrist. Being in the mushy middle didn't buy Nixon any sympathy from the leftist press. They despised him worse for it. Secretly the press is tiring of ass kissing the boy king and want to get back to the good old days of attacking Nixon, which was the tipping point when journalism threw any semblance of objectivity out the window.

15 posted on 09/26/2012 4:00:50 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: markomalley
who nominated this idiot?

Between 29% and 35% of Republican primary voters.

And the REALLY amazing thing is that a lot of people here defend the process.

16 posted on 09/26/2012 4:03:05 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: markomalley

I heard the full context. He meant that Obama kept the Bush tax cuts the first time around because 0 said we shouldn’t raise taxes in recession. Romney went on to say that he will raise them if he gets a second term.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 4:04:23 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: markomalley

You can thank “moderate” Republicans for another weak candidate, who is weak because he has no ideological foundation. When Obama wins a second term, perhaps he will tax all of these know-it-alls till their noses bleed and they’ll be retiring to Costa Rica. They are albatrosses around the necks of conservatives because they don’t live in Realville, as Rush calls it.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 4:08:52 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: markomalley
Some “FPers” sound like they are in the 10th year of menopause when they hear the word Romney or Akins!

Hey folks, calm down and vote against the communist Marxist Third Worlder moronic ignoramus. Hint! hint! His middle name is Hussein.

19 posted on 09/26/2012 4:09:24 AM PDT by texican01
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To: markomalley

Stop believing ABC propaganda?


20 posted on 09/26/2012 4:12:29 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: markomalley
if it was anybody else...ANYBODY...even the Hildabeast or Jimmuh Catah...in the WH, there is NO WAY that this asshat would get my vote. None.

Great point. We're voting to fire Obama, not elect Romney. Although, I still feel like a hypocrite because I admittedly stated "NO MORE RINOS," but I can not stand by and watch this socialist, anti-American destroy this country!

21 posted on 09/26/2012 4:15:49 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: markomalley

Without exception, only idiots voted for him in the primaries.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 4:18:44 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: texican01
Hey folks, calm down and vote against the communist Marxist Third Worlder moronic ignoramus. Hint! hint! His middle name is Hussein.

My vote is not in question.

But if you or anybody else expects me to turn into some sort of Romneybot...you've got another thing coming. Ain't happening.

23 posted on 09/26/2012 4:20:16 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Tublecane

We have this odd tendency to pretend the income tax is the only tax. There’re like a billion of them.

Yes, but if you’re one of the 47% that didn’t pay federal income taxes last year you’re a parasite according to the mindless chorus.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 4:20:57 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: markomalley

Ryan’s thinking, “And I hitched my wagon to THIS star?” Oy! Ryan would be a much better candidate for Pres. than Romney. I was hoping I’d like Romney better as time passed; I like him less.


25 posted on 09/26/2012 4:23:23 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: markomalley

Well, if the media reports this as a mistake it will highlight the fact Obama did raise taxes, just not income taxes.


26 posted on 09/26/2012 4:26:32 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: freedomfiter2

The 47% thing has been confused with the old Calhounian majority voting wealth into their own pockets problem. Romney certainly confused the two. What he and others are missing is that just because you pay no net income taxes does not mean you are a tax eater. Firstly thete are a lot of other taxes. More importantly thinking so obscures the fact that a lot of tax consumers are middle class—naturally, since they are the preeminent voting power—for instance government employees or rich, for instance corporate welfare queens, businessmen whose businesses exist because of government intervention, and government employees.


27 posted on 09/26/2012 4:33:13 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: markomalley
I don't think it's a gaffe at all...it's media spin.

....Romney's warning people...The Bush cuts are still intact...but unless the Congress does something about it SOON, they will expire.

28 posted on 09/26/2012 4:35:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jersey117
Thank you.

I saw ABC and knew there had to be more to the story, the Bush tax cuts.

I Don't Believe The Liberal Media!

29 posted on 09/26/2012 4:36:58 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: jersey117
I heard the full context. He meant that Obama kept the Bush tax cuts the first time around because 0 said we shouldn’t raise taxes in recession. Romney went on to say that he will raise them if he gets a second term.

It is embarrassing to see how so many Freepers the MSM can play like brainless Pavlovian dogs.

30 posted on 09/26/2012 4:40:38 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Timber Rattler
"The GOP-E cleared the way for him and shoved him down Conservative throats. He’s all theirs.."

Yup....the ONLY thing different from The Messiah and Romney-the-RINO is the (R) printed on the ballot. He's a RINO through-and-through, and IF he loses, it's because the GOP-E force-fed another RINO to the Conservatives.

31 posted on 09/26/2012 4:42:39 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: freedomfiter2

We have painfully learned that the Republican primaries are full of idiots too; we already knew that long ago about their Democrat cousins.


32 posted on 09/26/2012 4:43:47 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: eCSMaster

And that is true...and of course, Obama has claimed that people have actually been paying lower income taxes right?

Sounds good to the folks who told Howard Stern Paul Ryan was Obama’s running mate.

Those people will never understand that when you don’t have a job - don’t get a raise - or you endure a pay cut - of COURSE your taxable income is going to drop.

I wish they would talk more about gas prices, cost of heating oil, food prices, utility rates.

Everyone is getting squeezed


33 posted on 09/26/2012 4:48:04 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Tublecane
Romney didn't "raise taxes" in Massachusetts either, but it became more expensive to do anything in this state as a result of his policies.

Technically creating new taxes and raising fees is not "raising taxes".

I had a bogus lane violation that I contested. It cost me $25 to see a magistrate; I beat the ticket, but I did not get that $25 dollars back. The process assumes guilt and makes one pay to prove their innocence. That is a fee! Not an increase in taxes, but a "real" expense incurred none the less.

I do not know, nor do I care about the context Romney stated that Obama did not raise taxes, but I can understand his empathy with Obama, in the case of generation of government revenue, they are similar.

34 posted on 09/26/2012 4:52:38 AM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: DeaconRed

Is there some sort of dope that Romney and McCain got hooked on?

How can two such lousy candidates have been put forward by the Republicans.

The really sad part is that at this time there is nothing we can do but vote for this _________ (sorry I had to leave it blank, my knowledge of the English language cannot find a descriptive word that covers what I think this early in the morning. Nothing I can place here and not get banned anyway.)


35 posted on 09/26/2012 4:53:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

Ginghrich should have been the nominee!


36 posted on 09/26/2012 4:54:42 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: markomalley

Haven’t I said this since the beginning? He’s playing to lose.


37 posted on 09/26/2012 5:05:15 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: ltc8k6

It’s not even “technically correct.” Lowering deductions raises income taxes, and the $2,500 cap on flexible spending accounts does exactly that.


38 posted on 09/26/2012 5:06:26 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: sickoflibs
Romney said: "I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years - he's said he's going to do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes."

go get em tiger !!! this is the tool thats going to save the Republic ???

good thing he has an army of believers to nuance his words and explain them to the voters...

39 posted on 09/26/2012 5:07:05 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: 1010RD; markomalley; Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe

Sadly, the ABOs have to defend statements like this by twisting and spinning them so they seem a bit palatable by conservatives and even their own conservative principles.

At some point, 1010, Romney had better unleash on Obama what he unleashed on Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum

If he NEVER does, then what will you think?

Personally, I will think the fix was in all along, that beltway folks love each other and don’t really care who wins.

I’ve seen Newt on the news the last few nights, and I listen to him talk about the MidEast, about the economy, about anything, and he does it so clearly, so pointedly, and so to the throat at the Obama Administration, and I simply sigh.

So which is worse, a candidate who once couldn’t keep his hormones in check or a guy who seems to have taken a pacifist vow during the general election?

So there are only 41 DAYS left ‘til the election.

I view TV randomly, and I’ve not seen a single Romney ad here in my part of OHIO this week. I’ve seen at least half a dozen Obama ads, more than that probably.

We hear Romney’s husbanding his resources for a final assault. 41 DAYS out it isn’t important to set the plate for the first debate with hard-hitting ads. That’s not how he treated debates with Gingrich. Remember the releases about Gingrich’s failed marriages? Those shaped the battlefield prior to the Florida debates.

Now it’s Mr Nice Guy. OHIO, 1010, the Cincinnati market, the largest metropolitan statistical area in all of Ohio, and I’m seeing NOTHING. (Add Dayton, similar to Cincy in so many ways, and by far the most populous area in the state.)

So, being nice, Obama hasn’t raised taxes.

Gingrich, on the other hand, says of Obama, “He’s not a serious person. He attends only 39% of security briefings. On the day our embassy is attacked in Benghazi he goes to Las Vegas...”

And Romney says, “He didn’t raise taxes.”

I’m waiting for Romney Shock and Awe, but I’m afraid I’m gonna get “Nice and Easy”.


40 posted on 09/26/2012 5:12:51 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: MrDem
It is embarrassing to see how so many Freepers the MSM can play like brainless Pavlovian dogs.

Indeed.


The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.

41 posted on 09/26/2012 5:24:32 AM PDT by rdb3 (Democrats: Once a slave owner, ALWAYS a slave owner!)
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To: markomalley

Is the flop horse flopping again?


42 posted on 09/26/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: mvpel

Not if you live in states 51-57...


43 posted on 09/26/2012 5:27:18 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: markomalley

So to report this “gaffe” the media will have to point out that Obama did raise taxes.


44 posted on 09/26/2012 5:28:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: markomalley

So far Obama did not raise income tax but as Romney said in this interview he will be raising them if he is re-elected... What is the big deal here?


45 posted on 09/26/2012 5:31:19 AM PDT by Conservative12345
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To: Gilbo_3; markomalley; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale
RE :”go get em tiger !!! this is the tool thats going to save the Republic ???
good thing he has an army of believers to nuance his words and explain them to the voters...

Here is the problem:

In the midst of remarks ridiculing the president's handling of the economy, Romney said: “I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years - he's said he's going to do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes.”
During the primaries, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul offered a very different view of the presidents record, when she told the L.A. Times: “President Obama has raised taxes 19 times.”

Typical Romney cant remember what he said before. Well, maybe the OH audience was is in that 47% so it doesn't matter.

46 posted on 09/26/2012 5:31:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

Did you mean that Romney can’t remember what Andrea said? You quoted 2 different people.

As mentioned before, what is the MSM going to say?

“Barry did too raise taxes!”?


47 posted on 09/26/2012 5:37:32 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: xzins; markomalley; Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe
Romney wasn't even my fifth choice, but the system we have is the system we have. We're letting our imaginations run wild. Consider the source. It's Markomalley who doesn't like Romney a single bit. Then it's ABC via Yahoo News and is that a link to Mediaite?

There is a concerted effort on the part of the LSM to assist the Obama campaign. A tactic once understood is no longer a tactic, unless there's a gullible FReeper on the receiving end.

Story after story report some Romney “gaffe” and surprise, surprise it's taken out of context or part of a smear campaign. How come we can catch it some times and fall for it other times?

This is the same lying media that hates and undermines our beliefs and values. Don't believe them. Savvy?

48 posted on 09/26/2012 5:39:14 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Conservative12345
What is the big deal here?

There is no big deal. The left and many on the right parse his every word and spend days on end criticizing him. I imagine it's not easy for him having to fight obama AND the media AND the entire entertainment industry AND aarp AND Planned Parenthood, AND blatant repeated lies AND the list goes on. They don't cover his rallies. All of the coverage on Romney is negative. It's a pretty tough hurdle when you have the MSM openly supporting a commie.

49 posted on 09/26/2012 5:39:26 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: ltc8k6; Gilbo_3; markomalley
RE :”As mentioned before, what is the MSM going to say?
“Barry did too raise taxes!”?”

Or “Even Romney admits that President Obama did not raise taxes”

50 posted on 09/26/2012 5:41:21 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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