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To: supremedoctrine

You’re right, it’s just kook people.

Why is the United States as powerful as it is? In part, it’s this powerful because there are 311 million people in it.

How much power do you expect the ‘break-away’ nation to have, with 50 million in it? It will have no military, no Navy, no Airforce, no standing army...

Gosh, I can’t wait to be voiceless on the world stage.

Can you imagine what respect we would get at any international gathering? We would be completely ignored.

In 1964 Goldwater was trounced in all but one state. Conservatism was not defeated. In 1972 the Republican party won a massive victory.

Buck up folks. Obama is self-destructing before our very eyes.

This Benghazi/Petraeus scandal is going to come very close to taking him down.


50 posted on 11/13/2012 12:23:10 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: DoughtyOne

1. Who cares about the “world stage.” We’re supposed to be a republic, not an empire.

2. “How much power do you expect the ‘break-away’ nation to have, with 50 million in it? It will have no military, no Navy, no Airforce, no standing army...” Without the red staes, there’d be no military. And 50 million people is still a respectable population. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. The military histories of Israel and Vietnam, for example, prove this adage to be true.

3. “In 1964 Goldwater was trounced in all but one state. Conservatism was not defeated. In 1972 the Republican party won a massive victory.” Different demographic back then.

4. “This Benghazi/Petraeus scandal is going to come very close to taking him down.”

Libs said that about Iran-Contra. Our guys said that about Monica-gate. Both Presidents stayed on.


58 posted on 11/13/2012 12:35:06 PM PST by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: DoughtyOne
In 1964 Goldwater was trounced in all but one state...

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In 1964 the population of the US was 88.2% European ancestry and the "war on poverty" that gave us a welfare society had not yet begun. The world has changed a bit since then.

59 posted on 11/13/2012 12:36:49 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“...How much power do you expect the ‘break-away’ nation to have, with 50 million in it?...”

Texas has the ports, the industries, the agriculture, the resources (oil & gas), and the manpower to go it alone quite well as compared to say, Massachusetts. It has more going for than most other nations in the world just by it’s sheer size & resources. IF joined together with other energy-producing areas such as what is now presently known as Louisiana and Oklahoma, the formation would produce an independent oil and gas energy conglomerate that would probably thrive quite well, thank you, given the energy needs of the world.


62 posted on 11/13/2012 12:40:07 PM PST by lgjhn23
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To: DoughtyOne

“This Benghazi/Petraeus scandal is going to come very close to taking him down.”

How does it go? Close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes.


73 posted on 11/13/2012 12:52:37 PM PST by beelzepug ("Why bother creating wealth when you can just redistribute it?")
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To: DoughtyOne

Texas Military Forces
http://www.txmf.us/


92 posted on 11/13/2012 1:35:01 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: DoughtyOne
This Benghazi/Petraeus scandal is going to come very close to taking him down.

I hope you are correct but I fear that the Repubicans don't have the stones to do anything.

95 posted on 11/13/2012 1:40:06 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Secession is not conducive to imperialism, no. But I’d ask what’s so important about international prestige and giant armies? What gad it gotten us, except ever more and more enemies and more burdens?


103 posted on 11/13/2012 1:58:53 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: DoughtyOne

Someone stated, “Obama’s not going to go down in history as the man who let the country fall apart.”

No, he will not be accused of letting if FALL apart, he will be accused of causing it to implode. The results will be the same but the blame will be different.


119 posted on 11/13/2012 4:07:56 PM PST by Progov
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To: DoughtyOne

Someone stated, “Obama’s not going to go down in history as the man who let the country fall apart.”

No, he will not be accused of letting if FALL apart, he will be accused of causing it to implode. The results will be the same but the blame will be different.


121 posted on 11/13/2012 4:08:37 PM PST by Progov
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To: DoughtyOne
Can you imagine what respect we would get at any international gathering? We would be completely ignored.

Just how much clout do you think we will have after our currency collapses? For that matter, given where Europe is headed, it doesn't look like there is going to be much of a "world stage" left in a few years.

Buck up folks. Obama is self-destructing before our very eyes.

You're delusional. Benghazi has its fall guy. By this time next month Petraeus will be blamed for dandruff and bad breath too.

124 posted on 11/13/2012 4:10:20 PM PST by hopespringseternal
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