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Murray Sabrin - Ron Paul: Champion of the Constitution
The Bergen Record ^ | 1-27-2008 | Murray Sabrin

Posted on 01/28/2008 8:02:27 AM PST by jmc813

Murray Sabrin is a professor of finance at Ramapo College in Mahwah and a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey.

TWO HUNDRED years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, a Republican physician from Texas was chosen by the voters in his district to head to Congress in a special election. Of course, 1976 was a presidential year, and incumbent President Gerald Ford was actively working to shore up support from the Republican Party to earn the party's nomination for a new term.

So Ford called this freshman congressman into the Oval Office, congratulated him on his victory in the special election and then asked the young doctor for his support in the Republican presidential primary.

"I'm sorry, Mr. President," said the man in 1976, "but I cannot support you. I am backing Ronald Reagan."

That courageous man was Ron Paul, and now, 32 years later, he himself is seeking the Republican nomination for president of the United States. And the platform on which Paul is running would make Ronald Reagan proud, because it represents a return to the limited government principles that made the Republican Party great, and can make it successful again.

Paul calls himself a "champion of the Constitution." His record in Washington, where his votes against runaway federal government spending have earned him the nickname "Dr. No," shows that he is more an heir to the legacy of Reagan than any other candidate running for president.

Quite simply, Paul does not equivocate on the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. He forcefully rejected the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform package, which trampled on our political free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. He has been one of the most strident advocates of Americans' Second Amendment gun rights and a steadfast defender of the Fourth Amendment, voting against the depredations of the American people's privacy by the federal government.

Paul has also been the most vocal critic in Congress of the Federal Reserve's "legalized counterfeiting." Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the U.S. dollar has lost more than 90 percent of its purchasing power. And since 1971, when President Nixon ended the last link between the dollar and gold, the U.S. dollar has lost about 80 percent of its value.

To some, that may sound like complicated economic theory. But it's actually quite simple. When we live beyond our means as a nation, we must borrow money from others to make ends meet. When we can't borrow any more, and our government lacks the courage to cut spending, we have no choice but to just print more money.

Sooner or later, this causes the price of goods to increase, especially imports, and the middle class will be squeezed.

President Paul will not allow that to happen.

Paul served this country for five years in the Air Force during the Cold War. So he is strongly attuned to the need for a formidable national defense. That is why he voted in favor of invading Afghanistan in 2001, in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, and why he wants all terrorists brought to justice.

He will never compromise the integrity of America's borders, and has taken a hard line against illegal immigration, calling for an end to benefits for those who enter this country illegally.

Paul believes that if we continue to subsidize illegal immigration, we will invariably get more of it.

So if you miss the principles of Reagan that made the Republican Party so strong, and you believe that we need a president who will restore the federal government to its constitutional size, then Paul is the only choice.

He backed Reagan in 1976 because he foresaw the great legacy in advance – America prospers when government gets out of the way and allows the wealth and talents of the American people to flourish. Ron Paul is the only Republican who has recaptured that spirit, and that is why he is our best hope for president.


TOPICS: Candidates
KEYWORDS: earmarks4shrimp; murraysabrin; paul; paulestinians; paulnuts; ronpaul; sabrin; shrimpearmarks

1 posted on 01/28/2008 8:02:28 AM PST by jmc813
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To: CJ Wolf

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2 posted on 01/28/2008 8:03:08 AM PST by jmc813 (Ron Paul is the only pro-lifer left running for President)
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To: jmc813; Coleus; Calpernia

So many odd bedfellows!


3 posted on 01/28/2008 8:04:07 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: jmc813

Mainstream media folks like to paint Ron Paul as a nut job, while they fawn all over big spending, big gummint fans such as McCain and Huckabee. Ron Paul is a pro-life Christian who sounds very reasonable to me.

Watch the video on this page:

http://www.mikechurch.com/joomla/abu-media/ron-paul-and-ronald-reagan-a-comparison.html


4 posted on 01/28/2008 8:13:12 AM PST by Manfred the Wonder Dawg (Test ALL things, hold to that which is True.)
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To: jmc813
RP calling himself the champion of the constitution does not make it so.
Its like if I called myself 5’8” does not make it so. I am 5’5” and more no matter how many times I say I am 5’8” I am not.
5 posted on 01/28/2008 8:13:47 AM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: jmc813

Ron Paul is a KOOK. McCain and Romney are Liberals. Rudy is an anti-Gun person. Huckabee is a liar. The MEDIA and POLLSTERS has pushed these losers on you people and you’ve LET them!

You’re going to get exactly what you didn’t want... Hillary.


6 posted on 01/28/2008 8:15:04 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: jmc813
Ron Paul champion of surrender. Ron Paul champion of putting the Con in constitutionalist. Ron Paul champion of the ignorant, champion of radical islamists, friend of enemies, enemy of friends.

That is Ron Paul, soon to be nothing but a bad memory. Weeble, he will not even be in Congress shortly. Republicans in south Houston are about to hand the reins to Chris Peden. Nothing Libertarians and Independents can do to save him. Him and his supporters pissed off and alienated the largest voting bloc he needs to retain his seat, republicans. You all screwed the pooch.
7 posted on 01/28/2008 8:20:20 AM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul called Reagan a Dramatic Failure and thinks he is smarter than Abe Lincoln.)
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To: jrooney
Ron Paul champion of surrender.

And you're the champion of n00bishness. How about a friendly $100-donation-to-FR bet on Paul's congressional race? Paul wins, you pony up, Peden wins, I pony up. That way, we all win? Deal?

8 posted on 01/28/2008 8:24:13 AM PST by jmc813 (Ron Paul is the only pro-lifer left running for President)
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To: jmc813
I do not bet with money. Never have, never will. A bad vice. And yes I donated to FR again. Nobbie? From ye of no credibility for pushing Paul here on FR and licking his boots no matter what manure he steps in? Two years in, 2,370 plus posts, 60 plus threads and never be being banned, unlike yourself. Weeble, that aint no noob and you aint no stud, silky pony.
9 posted on 01/28/2008 8:39:32 AM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul called Reagan a Dramatic Failure and thinks he is smarter than Abe Lincoln.)
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To: jmc813
President Paul will not allow that to happen.

There. Fixed.
10 posted on 01/28/2008 8:43:33 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: jrooney
I do not bet with money. Never have, never will. A bad vice.

How about we bet taglines then? Paul wins, you have something like "jmc813 owns my face" as your tagline for a month and if Peden wins, I'll put something like "Ron Paul sucks and jrooney rulez" in mine.

11 posted on 01/28/2008 9:02:35 AM PST by jmc813 (Ron Paul is the only pro-lifer left running for President)
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To: jmc813

You got a good laugh out of me and very good try but I do not change my tag line for anyone but myself, sorry.


12 posted on 01/28/2008 9:07:34 AM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul called Reagan a Dramatic Failure and thinks he is smarter than Abe Lincoln.)
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To: OrthodoxPresbyterian; George W. Bush; Revelation 911; NapkinUser; DreamsofPolycarp; The_Eaglet; ...
Let Freedom Ping


13 posted on 01/28/2008 9:21:16 AM PST by CJ Wolf (To Join or leave the offical Ron Paul 'let freedom' Ping, Freepmail me.)
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To: svcw
RP calling himself the champion of the constitution does not make it so.

No, but his long pro-Constitution voting record does.
14 posted on 01/28/2008 9:22:15 AM PST by mysterio
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To: CJ Wolf
Thanks for all the pings.

LET THE RON PAUL REPUBLICAN Revolution PING CONTINUE.

15 posted on 01/28/2008 9:47:53 AM PST by rineaux ( Make fun buddy-The Patriot Paul)
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To: jmc813

Whoops, look for Murray to get thrown under the bus by FR “conservatives.”


16 posted on 01/28/2008 10:04:12 AM PST by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: Manfred the Wonder Dawg

Very good video. Thanks for sharing.


17 posted on 01/28/2008 10:09:23 AM PST by rineaux ( "Make fun buddy"-The Patriot Ron Paul)
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To: CJ Wolf

Nice graphic.


18 posted on 01/28/2008 10:21:22 AM PST by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Manfred the Wonder Dawg
while they fawn all over big spending, big gummint fans such as McCain

I in now way endorse McCain, but Paul has created a lot more big spending that McCain in terms of pork. He leads all Texas congressmen in the amount of earmark requests ($400Million in 06), versus McCain who doesn't request earmarks.

19 posted on 01/28/2008 10:56:30 AM PST by mnehring (Glenfiddich/Macallan 08)
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To: rineaux
You mean the Ron Paul REVOlution
20 posted on 01/28/2008 10:57:34 AM PST by mnehring (Glenfiddich/Macallan 08)
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To: jmc813

Hey, the Stormfronters love Paul. Too bad Matt Hale is in prison. He could have been Paul’s running mate.


21 posted on 01/28/2008 11:01:24 AM PST by CholeraJoe (HMS Thunderchild 2, Martians 1. Well fought, Thunderchild.)
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To: jmc813

Help us, Ron Paul. You’re our only hope!


22 posted on 01/28/2008 11:16:11 AM PST by shuckmaster
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To: mnehrling

True. McCain’s spending restraint is one good thing about him, but one can still be a big-government Republican while being good on earmarks. Despite this, I still think your boy Mutt would be hands-down the worst when it comes to pissing away government money.


23 posted on 01/28/2008 11:27:17 AM PST by jmc813 (Ron Paul is the only pro-lifer left running for President)
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To: jmc813
Quite simply, Paul does not equivocate on the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.

No matter what else anybody says, this fact cannot be denied. He's rock solid on this.

24 posted on 01/28/2008 11:31:00 AM PST by ovrtaxt (No Rudy McRombee for me! I'm voting for Ron Paul. The GOP can curl up and die.)
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To: CholeraJoe
Hey, the Stormfronters love Paul.

The dude who penned this piece is Jewish. Self-hating, I suppose?

25 posted on 01/28/2008 11:32:11 AM PST by jmc813 (Ron Paul is the only pro-lifer left running for President)
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To: mnehrling

I like the new tagline, by the way.


26 posted on 01/28/2008 11:33:04 AM PST by jmc813 (Ron Paul is the only pro-lifer left running for President)
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To: jmc813
So he is strongly attuned to the need for a formidable national defense. That is why he voted in favor of invading Afghanistan in 2001, in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, and why he wants all terrorists brought to justice.

Total bullsh*t. He was inclined to vote against it and instead use a Letter of Marque, but his staff apparently revolted and threatened to quit en masse.

27 posted on 01/28/2008 11:50:00 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: NYC GOP Chick
He was inclined to vote against it and instead use a Letter of Marque, but his staff apparently revolted and threatened to quit en masse.

Source on that, please? I've never heard about this.

28 posted on 01/28/2008 11:52:53 AM PST by jmc813 (Ron Paul is the only pro-lifer left running for President)
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To: jmc813

I can’t find it again right now, and with the ever-increasing amount of conspiracy kook crap that his psychotic fans are dumping all over the internet, it may be impossible to find again where one of his former staffers said so. Given his increasing erratic behavior after that, it doesn’t ring false.

Remember, he recently said that he would agree to go to war if we were attacked, but that we’ve never been attacked.

Or are you demanding proof that he wanted to do the Letter of Marque crap?


29 posted on 01/28/2008 12:09:11 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: NYC GOP Chick
I can’t find it again right now, and with the ever-increasing amount of conspiracy kook crap that his psychotic fans

Have you kept up with the recent meltdowns of the Rudy supporting former freepers lately? I wouldn't go bringing up the sanity of other candidates' supporters.

30 posted on 01/28/2008 12:19:30 PM PST by jmc813 (Ron Paul is the only pro-lifer left running for President)
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To: svcw
RP calling himself the champion of the constitution does not make it so.

That's true. When he voted for the partial birth abortion ban, he was dipping from the same contaminated well as gungrabbers and drug warriors when they seek to do things which are not authorized in the Constitution of the US: that Swiss Army knife of Constitutional phrases, the commerce clause.

But other than that incident, he's been pretty good as far as I can tell.
31 posted on 01/28/2008 2:41:40 PM PST by publiusF27
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To: CholeraJoe
Hey, the Stormfronters love Paul

Freedom and liberty is for everyone.

What Stormfronters do with their freedom is their business, not Dr. Paul's. Paul doesn't endorse their views.

32 posted on 01/28/2008 3:08:05 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: jmc813

At least Rudy’s supporters aren’t a bunch of 911 “truthers” who live in their mommies’ basements.

Why are you supporting Ron Paul when he doesn’t have any faith in his own campaign? I mean, why else is he still running to keep his taxpayer-funded job in the House? And I do hope that Chris Peden (http://www.chrispeden.org) finishes him off in the primary.


33 posted on 01/28/2008 4:41:40 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: NYC GOP Chick
At least Rudy’s supporters aren’t a bunch of 911 “truthers” who live in their mommies’ basements.

No, Rudy's supporters wear their mommies' clothes


34 posted on 01/28/2008 5:30:06 PM PST by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Good Answer. LOL


35 posted on 01/28/2008 6:01:27 PM PST by rineaux ( "Make fun buddy"-The Patriot Ron Paul)
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To: jmc813

Everybody seems to say they want SC judges that hold an “original intent” interpretation of the Constitution but nobody seems to want a politician that practices it.


36 posted on 01/28/2008 6:10:55 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He doesn’t distance himself from them and their hideousness. He also actively chooses to associate with the likes of Alex Jones and Willis Carto.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/11/the_ron_paul_campaign_and_its.html


37 posted on 01/28/2008 6:56:09 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: murphE

Huh?


38 posted on 01/28/2008 6:56:26 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Paul doesn't endorse their views.

He sure poses for photos with them and accepts their money.

39 posted on 01/29/2008 6:17:10 AM PST by CholeraJoe (HMS Thunderchild 2, Martians 1. Well fought, Thunderchild.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
He doesn’t distance himself from them and their hideousness. He also actively chooses to associate with the likes of Alex Jones and Willis Carto.

Alex Jones is just a radio show host and his views are irrelevant to Paul's.

Paul has already denounced the white supremacists, the Troofers, and the anti-war leftists. Thanks for playing.

40 posted on 01/29/2008 3:12:24 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: CholeraJoe
He sure poses for photos with them and accepts their money.

He didn't "pose" with anyone. He didn't know who Don Black was when that picture was taken. Prior to the liberal media and conservatives resorting to knee-jerk leftist tactics and stupidly giving Black and the white supremacists publicity, I didn't know who Don Black was from a hole in the wall.

That money was already spent - on FREEDOM, not on advancing some white supremacist nutso manifesto.

41 posted on 01/29/2008 3:16:14 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
At least Rudy’s supporters aren’t a bunch of 911 “truthers” who live in their mommies’ basements.

ROFL. After tonight Rudy will be doing vaudeville shows again.

Why are you supporting Ron Paul when he doesn’t have any faith in his own campaign?

You're in the midst of a beautiful rope-a-dope campaign by Paul as he rides into the convention and fight for the heart and soul of the GOP. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

I mean, why else is he still running to keep his taxpayer-funded job in the House?

Because it's Texas law.

And I do hope that Chris Peden (http://www.chrispeden.org) finishes him off in the primary.

Chris Peden is to Paul what the team that plays the Harlem Globetrotters are.

42 posted on 01/29/2008 3:19:47 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Alex Jones is just a radio show host and his views are irrelevant to Paul's.

Why would someone repeatedly appear on a radio show when his views are not ones that the candidate shares - and should find repugnant?

Paul has already denounced the white supremacists, the Troofers, and the anti-war leftists. Thanks for playing.

Oh really? And has he returned $$ that they've contributed to them? Has he told them that he does not want them endorsing and promoting his candidacy?

43 posted on 01/29/2008 4:06:55 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’s Texas law that an incumbent is compelled to keep running for re-election???

Or is it a Texas law that each party has to keep one total kook in federal office? The Dems have Sheila Jackson Lee, and the GOP has had Ron Paulnuts.

Say whatever you want about Chris Peden, but he knows who is at fault for the 9/11 attacks on us. Hell, even Hillary Clinton knows.


44 posted on 01/29/2008 4:09:24 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Why would someone repeatedly appear on a radio show when his views are not ones that the candidate shares - and should find repugnant?

He was invited to the show, just like Pat Buchanan and Judge Napolitano have before him. Jones has a juicy niche audience too, lots of libertarians, populists, and independents who listen to him.

Oh really? And has he returned $$ that they've contributed to them?

Why would he give Black back his money from someone's else donation? What part of "donation already spent" do you not understand?

Has he told them that he does not want them endorsing and promoting his candidacy?

Ron Paul says he doesn't want white supremacists supporting him

45 posted on 01/29/2008 4:23:53 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
It’s Texas law that an incumbent is compelled to keep running for re-election

Hey if it's on the books, why not take advantage of it? Thank you, LBJ!

The Dems have Sheila Jackson Lee, and the GOP has had Ron Paulnuts

Now what makes Paul a kook? Because he wants the troops to come home? That's one-half of one issue (foreign policy) I can disagree with Paul on. What about Paul's other positions? Being pro-2nd Amendment, pro-civil liberties is kooky too?

Say whatever you want about Chris Peden,

Yeah, he's gonna lose.

but he knows who is at fault for the 9/11 attacks on us.

Paul has never blamed America for 9/11. That is the biggest falsehood since Bush's "mysterious" Naitonal Guard service.

46 posted on 01/29/2008 4:28:39 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Paul has never blamed America for 9/11.

Wow. You are so out of touch with reality that there is no point in trying to have a rational discussion with you.

I'm sorry if you never heard him bleat and sniffle about "blowback" and how we brought 9/11 upon ourselves. He can rot in hell for that, as far as I'm concerned.

47 posted on 01/29/2008 4:49:23 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: Incorrigible

murray is running for us senate.


48 posted on 03/03/2008 8:25:23 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Euthanasia, Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: Coleus

The Laut will resign from office after the November election and Corzine will appoint a RAT to fill the term before he himself goes on to join the Clinton administration. Said RAT will handily beat whoever the Republican challenger is.

It’s not easy being in NJ.


49 posted on 03/04/2008 2:40:12 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

It’s not easy being in NJ. >>>

you’re right..to say the least.


50 posted on 03/18/2008 9:58:49 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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