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The GOP Betrayal Of Palin and the TEA Party
5-8-2012 | vanity

Posted on 05/08/2012 3:34:47 PM PDT by palin45potus

The GOP attacks on Palin.  

After the Inauguration of Obama, the first time that the manhood of the GOP was called into question was the Stimulus package.  Rick Santelli was so upset with it that he issued his now famous diatribe calling for something like a national tea party.  A long simmering emotion within conservative ranks now had a name.

Meanwhile, back in Alaska, Sarah Palin's return to work involved dealing with these stimulus package issues, and she did what she felt that she must.  She took those which were appropriate, but turned away those that weren't.  This was a well-laid trap, as Obama's minions in Alaska were in cahoots with the state's GOP to sandbag her anyways.  The idea of her turning away the "Free Money" from DC was a bridge too far for these lawmakers who still were miffed about not getting their bridge to nowhere.  They started the barrage of lawsuits, designed to ruin her family financially and end her career.

But she chose the path less followed, and resigned the office with her character intact.  While she went silent for a length of time, her political gravestone was being carved by the haters of DC, who knew from the start that she was a visceral threat to their cherished view of themselves as our betters.

Like a bolt of lightning, her "Death Panels" op-ed hit the political scene.  It energized the TEA Party movement by giving them a bold leader and a name to the bill that they feared and loathed.  It showed the GOP that they could fight against Obama, and that it was really the only honorable thing to do. She then consistently showed leadership by backing a series of candidates to challenge the establishment in DC, both within the party and then in the General Election. For this, the Bush Family laid several traps designed to deny her the victories that she'd achieved, but to hang some losses on her that had been achieved by bipartisan cooperation specifically to beat Joe Miller, Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle. This was what she had to deal with in the period of time leading up to the tragic shootings in Tucson.  A party looking to ruin her, at the first opportunity.

When the 2010 mid-term elections had ended, the TEA Party and Sarah Palin had scored a momentous victory against the Washington DC establishment.  But the establishment had a counter-attack in the works.  While the Government prepared to return to business in January 2010, Barack Obama was in deep trouble.  He had gotten his Health Care Bill passed, but the cost to the Democrat Party was severe. 

His big hope was a GOP that would be afraid to confront him.  In this hope, he had a willing dupe in the John Boehner-led House.  Boehner made it pretty clear from the start that one of the first orders of business was to co-opt the TEA Party, and they set about that task immediately.

Meanwhile, a terrible twist of fate meant a golden opportunity for Obama and the GOP establishment to unite in opposition to Palin and the TEA Party, and the threat that they represented.  Deranged leftist Jared Loughner shot up a campaign rally for Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in Tucson one Saturday Morning, and the opportunity to destroy Sarah Palin was there for her opponents to seize. 

It was in the message she had sent to her supporters after the Health Care Bill's passage, extolling them to "Not Retreat, but Reload", and showing the 20 districts that the GOP should target as 2010 seats to turn GOP.  While it takes dishonesty of monumental proportions to blame Palin, the blame game was on,led by Obama, the press, but most notably the lack of defense by the GOP.

Then when she defended herself, the theme that she had not paid ample respect to Jewish sensitivity by declaring that she, the TEA Party and Talk Radio had been victims of a cruel "Blood Libel", which was quite clearly the case.

The GOP went about spreading the meme that she was now toxic. When Sarah tested the waters of the GOP race for 2012, the reaction of the GOP establishment was furious.  They constantly were on the lookout for a replacement to her that would diminish her clout with the conservatives, and a steady parade of pretenders were trotted out, had their moment of glory atop the polling, and then lost that glory whenever serious scrutiny came their way.

Meanwhile, she had the press eagerly combing through 24,000 pages of her e-mails that were made public by a FOIA request searching for dirt, and it came up with nothing but proof of what a fine Governor she'd been. Then, in a field in Iowa, she delivered perhaps the most important speech of her career so far.  The ramifications of which we see today, as the GOP has declared her to be toxic, and warned everyone to stay away while they destroy her.

She questioned the ethics of anyone in DC who participates in "Pay for Play", and this inclusion of the GOP meant that although she was honest, she could not be trusted to look after the GOP' pet projects and revenue streams.  Moreover, her followers would need to be dissuaded from listening to her, and corralled back onto the GOP ranch, eager to work hard for whoever the Party deemed the next Reagan. The Joe McGinness book, the "Game Change" movie, etc were all part of a coordinated effort to destroy her by a non-stop attack on anything and everything that she did. Quickly followed by the line that "Although we love her, she's just too polarizing", while doing nothing to defend her, and in fact often fanning the flames of the attacks themselves. The attackers all seem to have a common thread, and that is their roots are in the Bush administration in some way or another.

The day of Oct 5th 2011, she made an appearance on the Mark Levin radio show and shocked us all.  But truthfully, she was only facing up to the fact that she knew she could not count on the GOP to have her back, and she would not play under the terms that they would demand of her.

So now we await her next move.  She has made her positions quite clear, and most conservatives are in agreement with her.  She has an army of supporters who'd love to follow her into battle.

And she has both the Republican Party and the Democrat Party united by a fear of everything that she represents, and a wish that she would listen to Barbara Bush and go back to Alaska and stay there.


TOPICS: FReeper Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; dirtymilt; gopvspalin; palin; romneydirtytricks; vanity; yetanothervanity

1 posted on 05/08/2012 3:34:58 PM PDT by palin45potus
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To: palin45potus

Dear GOP,

I have a long memory, and your Etch-a -Sketch candidate isn’t getting my vote.

Philobedo


2 posted on 05/08/2012 3:39:45 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: palin45potus

I would love to hear Gov Palin at the convention and while on the podium, review what conservatives stand for, then state that the GOP has left her and does not want her vote. As such, and being a person of principles, she will aquest to the GOP wishes and will accept the VP slot of the Constitution party if offered.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 3:40:20 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: palin45potus
FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



4 posted on 05/08/2012 3:45:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: palin45potus

The “Gee Oh Poop” party? Who dat?


5 posted on 05/08/2012 3:45:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: PhiloBedo
I am voting for Sarah Palin. Flame away!!!
6 posted on 05/08/2012 3:47:04 PM PDT by GregB (Sarah please save us from Mitt!!!)
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To: PhiloBedo
I have a long memory, and your Etch-a -Sketch candidate isn’t getting my vote.

Well then I will just have to use my savvy and alluring personality to overcome and THEN I can defeat 0bama!

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7 posted on 05/08/2012 3:48:18 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PhiloBedo
It's not just Etchasketch, the entity we have been referring to as the Establishment doesn't seem to back Republicans either ~ so it's not just Conservative Republicans but the other kind too.

Somehow we've ended up in a disconnect between the old money men behind the former Presidential Wing of the Republican Party and the Party itself.

Now that doesn't make sense at all. We have had control of Congress for a number of years since Eisenhower so at some point it makes sense to move the Blue Hairs out of the commanding heights and replace them with Republicans with a broader understanding of legitimate politics.

Now, back to Etchasketch, I"m not sure he even knows any Republicans. He messes up all the time on issues where the Republican common knowledge is you don't do that ~ whatever it is.

I"d like to see him come up with names of real Republicans he's participated with in politics. I bet a decent interrogation (maybe even without waterboarding technology at hand) would reveal an emptiness of understanding that'd defy imagination.

This ol'boy, if he wants to win, is going to have to dump his campaign staff now. Maybe go to school with Sarah Palin for a couple of weeks ~ with her 'splaining things.

8 posted on 05/08/2012 3:50:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: taxcontrol

Palin to the Constitution Party?

That`ll work for me!!


9 posted on 05/08/2012 3:51:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: GregB
I am voting for Sarah Palin. Flame away!!!

As long as you're going to the polls and voting in the down ticket races. I'm thinking that I'll vote for Virgil Goode myself.
10 posted on 05/08/2012 3:51:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: palin45potus

Plain and conservatives everywhere will enjoy a great win by Mourdock tonite. Her endorsement put him over the top.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 3:53:17 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: EGPWS

Ha! Ya, right. I like your home page, especially the GV (or 550) on floats.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 3:54:02 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: palin45potus
Courtesy of TEAM ROMNEY:


13 posted on 05/08/2012 3:55:35 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: taxcontrol

I watched Santorum put party before G-d earlier...now let us see what Governor Palin does...


14 posted on 05/08/2012 3:58:39 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: palin45potus

DC has declahred wahr on We the People in Flyover Country.....


15 posted on 05/08/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: PhiloBedo

The GOP will never, ever, get a dime from me again.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 3:59:33 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: ScottinVA
Palin to the Constitution Party?

You and me both.

17 posted on 05/08/2012 4:00:13 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: ScottinVA
Palin to the Constitution Party?

You and me both.

18 posted on 05/08/2012 4:00:31 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes Tom Smith Tea Party candidate is running against stealth Dem Bob(I am not my Dad)Casey! WE beat the Harrisburg RINO’S in the Republican Primary to have Tom run against Senator Casey!


19 posted on 05/08/2012 4:02:09 PM PDT by GregB (Sarah please save us from Mitt!!!)
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To: palin45potus

BTTT


20 posted on 05/08/2012 4:02:21 PM PDT by varon (The Patriots stand watch!)
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To: palin45potus
When Sarah tested the waters of the GOP race for 2012, the reaction of the GOP establishment was furious.

Furious? Columnists like Will and Brooks were critical, people were puzzled and troubled and curious but furious is probably going too far.

They constantly were on the lookout for a replacement to her that would diminish her clout with the conservatives, and a steady parade of pretenders were trotted out, had their moment of glory atop the polling, and then lost that glory whenever serious scrutiny came their way.

After she said she wasn't running? C'mon, everybody was looking for a decent candidate. That's where that "steady parade of pretenders" came in. But it didn't have anything to do with Palin, who chose to remain on the sidelines.

Let's repeat that: Palin chose to remain on the sidelines. Palin chose to remain on the sidelines. She didn't want it. She didn't want it. She still doesn't. She has her reasons. Why not respect her choice?

21 posted on 05/08/2012 4:03:53 PM PDT by x
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To: palin45potus

I think it is fair to sat that the GOp will never allow Palin a chance. They hate her because she is Reagan reincarnated. Maybe better. They cannot control her and she is way smarter than them, so they will do anything to make her look bad. Is it too late to get Palin on each state’s ballot before the general election? After all, they don’t know who, really, the GOP nominee is, so since that person cannot be added yet, I’d think we could do it.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 4:05:01 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: palin45potus

Palin will have her Reagan victory in 2016, easily defeated sitting president Joe “Short Bus” Biden, Obama having been forced to resign in disgrace thanks to the numerous crimes and misdemeanors - ID theft, fraud, Fast & Furious, being a kenyan citizen by birth...”


23 posted on 05/08/2012 4:07:13 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: palin45potus

Palin will have her Reagan victory in 2016, easily defeated sitting president Joe “Short Bus” Biden, Obama having been forced to resign in disgrace thanks to the numerous crimes and misdemeanors - ID theft, fraud, Fast & Furious, being a kenyan citizen by birth...”


24 posted on 05/08/2012 4:07:16 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: palin45potus

I hope and pray Sarah Palin retained a few of her “best” advisors from the McCain debacle. Probably not many, but a few. Good on her.

I’ve never bought off on the “diva” or “unqualified” or “stupid” or other insults that have been heaped on her. And I completely understand why she resigned from the governor’s office in the face of unspeakable lawsuits and legal hassles that would have bankrupted the state just to fight, let alone win. And the state would have been obligated to cover the governor’s legal expenses, so she did the right thing by stepping down.

What’s next for Sarah Palin? I can’t wait to find out! (Anybody surprised that she hasn’t endorsed Mitt? Didn’t think so.) The fact that she’s been so quiet is good news, in my book. It means she’s got plans in the works.

The future of our nation lies with Sarah Palin. Believe it.


25 posted on 05/08/2012 4:09:09 PM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. — Robert Heinlein)
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To: palin45potus

Can’t argue with a single word of this. Indeed, it encapsulates the reason my lifelong, exclusive support and voting record for the GOP has pretty much come to an end. I just no longer have any basic ‘trust’ in the Party anymore. The backstabbing of Palin (and quietly and not-so-quietly siding with the liberal media in its ‘wilding’ of her) was either the most massive display of disloyalty or cowardice... most likely both... that I could imagine. Proof to me that the GOP-e is pretty much in bed with the same socialist, ruling-class elitists of the Dems, ready to destroy any attempts at genuine constitutional conservatism.

Palin’s unique mix of conservatism, with its elements of reform, libertarianism, and social conservatism, fit my political/ideological/cultural views to a “t.” The first figure to come along and energize me and give me optimism for the country since the way Reagan did back in 1980. The GOP kicking her to the curb was kicking ME to the curb. If I’m alive ten/twenty/thirty years from now, this whole situation will still likely be the key political incident that forever altered my views.


26 posted on 05/08/2012 4:14:48 PM PDT by greene66
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To: palin45potus

Yes, I certainly agree with every word of this. Sarah Palin is a giant, and most of the other candidates are dwarfs.

I don’t know if this is still possible, or how it may come about.

But I don’t think we can afford to wait for 2016. If either Obama or Romney wins, our country will be finished.

Gay marriage, taxpayer funded abortion, all the courts tipped to liberal activist judges, economic chaos, and a national healthcare plan that will be difficult or impossible to reverse once it is in place.

And, have no fear, Romney would move to install all of that, if Obama manages to discredit himself even more to the voters.

No, I just hope and pray that Sarah has a plan. And, frankly, that God is on our side and enables us to pull victory from the jaws of defeat.

It will certainly take a new party to do it. The GOP is cooked, done, dead.


27 posted on 05/08/2012 4:36:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: palin45potus
It is completely within the grasp of Sarah Palin to DESTROY the GOP.

Not hyperbole.

Not wishful thinking.

Not an exaggeration.

She absolutely could turn them into the Whig Party if she so chose to.

Their fate is in her hands.

I would be all in for Sarah Palin in a heartbeat.

28 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:26 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: Cicero
No, I just hope and pray that Sarah has a plan. And, frankly, that God is on our side and enables us to pull victory from the jaws of defeat.

I feel Sarah is by far the most principled and inspiring Conservative since Reagan.

It is my belief that the GOP-e and Mitt's people made it clear to Sarah that she would be destroyed if she tried to run. For whatever reason, I don't think she has any plan. It is almost a certainty that she will unfortunately endorse Mitt.

I believe the Statists in both parties represent an evil force that is propelling us towards a Socialist demise. At this point nothing can stop the slide. With Mitt or Obama the end-game will be played out.

We will have to watch everything implode and then hope that Liberty can be sparked in the hearts of millions across our Republic.

29 posted on 05/08/2012 5:00:29 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: greene66

The GOP kicking her to the curb was kicking ME to the curb.

I certainly agree.

The only thing Romney could do now to get me excited
would be to make Palin his VP.

I don’t think he’s smart enough to do that though
so I will have to wait till 2016 but I’m sure
we will see more of Mrs.Palin in the mean time.


30 posted on 05/08/2012 5:06:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Even if offered VP by R, I would expect Palin to refuse.


31 posted on 05/08/2012 5:25:01 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: x

Record got stuck.


32 posted on 05/08/2012 5:27:42 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Oh I agree, I don’t think Palin would want to be
associated with a losing campaign again.

She is however an asset that would help the
R campaign put a little life into the run.

I don’t expect Romney or the GOPe to have the
brains to figure that out.

My main worry would be an Obama third term, once he
gets four more years to manipulate the press and
media, or otherwise create some diversion.


33 posted on 05/08/2012 5:36:51 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tennmountainman; All

Palin has a new RINO for her fireplace (can anyone make a picture of that?)


34 posted on 05/08/2012 5:45:36 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

Yeah. Like that McCain rino pic with Lugar instead. I can’t do it but it would be fun to see.


35 posted on 05/08/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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36 posted on 05/08/2012 5:58:16 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: DNME

“I hope and pray Sarah Palin retained a few of her “best” advisors from the McCain debacle”

She’ll eventually need a large organization. She can’t go forward as the Lone Ranger. I can’t wait to find out what’s next for her either!

I’m sure she won’t go down in history as someone who helped get Obama reelected. She’ll be on the defeat-Obama team.


37 posted on 05/08/2012 6:19:59 PM PDT by cymbeline
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To: x

Let’s not forget to fully appreciate the efforts of TOKYO ROVE, CHARLES SOURKRAUTHAMMER, and DANA PEUGINO!


38 posted on 05/09/2012 4:30:09 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: PhiloBedo

Nor mine.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 4:38:22 AM PDT by sport
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To: DNME

I wonder what would happen if Sarah addressed the issue of Obama’s elegibility.


40 posted on 05/09/2012 5:26:54 AM PDT by Josephat (`)
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