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Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination
New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection

Posted on 05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination.

With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul.

In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.

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To: Vigilanteman

Oh joy...


151 posted on 05/29/2012 9:23:50 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

So who will vote for him?


152 posted on 05/29/2012 9:23:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GoCards
I did kind of poo poo the China ad away. It didnt affect me but my husband it did. He asked me who to vote for I said Cruz and he said, “you mean the China guy”

Your hubster obviously doesn't follow Free Republic. It really sucks that so many good conservatives were fooled by those attack ads.

153 posted on 05/29/2012 9:24:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier; Theodore R.

When that China story fell, it fell with a thud and permanently.

There were 1200 attorneys associated with that firm!

Why Dewhurst ever singled out Cruz for legal work that he never did, I’m sure I don’t know, especially when it was so easy to separate the facts from the Dewhurst fiction.

Embarrassing Dewhurst over reach.


154 posted on 05/29/2012 9:25:25 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Diogenesis
All that -- plus --

Cults, Movements, World Religions
Sects and Satanic Cults

155 posted on 05/29/2012 9:26:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: EducatorOfLiberals
Conservatives are patriots and we must vote for conservatives in the House and Senate to stop Obama's agenda.

Then, we must vote against progressive Romney such that we can nominate a Conservative in 2016 and get the progressives out of power as soon as possible.


156 posted on 05/29/2012 9:27:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

It’s an amazing showing for Cruz.

The tea party was really behind him and to do that well against an established guy like Dewhurst is really unexpected.

Dewhurst will win the runoff though.

What is so great about Cruz anyway? I think it’s just that David is thought to be part of The Establishment and he is, but in a good way.


157 posted on 05/29/2012 9:28:58 PM PDT by altura
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To: All

Gnight Gang!

I’m gonna say one thing about this Texas vote and you can take what you want from it.

When I voted Friday, the place was packed and it was split into Red primary lines and Dem primary lines.

Not ONE SOUL was in the Dem primary line! Not ONE SOUL!


158 posted on 05/29/2012 9:28:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Windflier

I did not see a single rebuttal from Cruz about the Chinese allegations. Maybe he didn’t have the money.


159 posted on 05/29/2012 9:30:55 PM PDT by altura
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To: mylife
I hate to say it but I’d prefer that SOB to Obama LOL

Why? Because he's our SOB? That's a classic mistake that brings down nations.

160 posted on 05/29/2012 9:31:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: altura; Clintonfatigued

“What is so great about Cruz anyway?”

Well, IMHO, he combines Conservatism and Machismo in one. He would be a sexy and sassy US Senator.


161 posted on 05/29/2012 9:32:31 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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And this is a Blue Dog county, but Obama ate all the Blue Dogs!


162 posted on 05/29/2012 9:33:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Windflier

Well he rolled back welfare.


163 posted on 05/29/2012 9:35:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Dallas is a hellish nightmare and Leppert did a good job there.

He was my second choice.


164 posted on 05/29/2012 9:35:35 PM PDT by altura
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To: altura; RitaOK
I did not see a single rebuttal from Cruz about the Chinese allegations. Maybe he didn’t have the money.

He didn't even have the time. Dewhurst's campaign began running those commercials right on the very eve of the Texas vote. Despicable, and as low as any cutthroat liberal would do.

Thankfully, we'll now have a run-off campaign, and Cruz will have the time and space to successfully dead-agent those baseless RINO attacks.

165 posted on 05/29/2012 9:35:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Of course Newt was the guy that held a gun to his head.


166 posted on 05/29/2012 9:36:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: altura

Dallas is a hellish nightmare.


167 posted on 05/29/2012 9:37:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Same in my polling place. Two bored looking black ladies behind the dem desk and not a soul voting over there.


168 posted on 05/29/2012 9:37:55 PM PDT by altura
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To: EducatorOfLiberals

Did you just now locate Free Republic?


169 posted on 05/29/2012 9:38:10 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: altura

Now Ron Kirk is in charge is US trade Hooboy!


170 posted on 05/29/2012 9:39:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Vigilanteman
Well, it's NOW official

You can vote for Obama or Obama Lite.

171 posted on 05/29/2012 9:39:47 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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of


172 posted on 05/29/2012 9:40:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Well not compared to some states (like mine, IL) but KBH and Cornyn aren’t a great Senate pair for a rock-ribbed conservative state. Time to beat the establishment.


173 posted on 05/29/2012 9:42:05 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: altura

I hope this represents a lack of enthusiasm for the Dems.

Vote down ticket R!


174 posted on 05/29/2012 9:42:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Vigilanteman
Where's the [Barf alert]???
175 posted on 05/29/2012 9:42:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: RitaOK
Why Dewhurst ever singled out Cruz for legal work that he never did, I’m sure I don’t know, especially when it was so easy to separate the facts from the Dewhurst fiction.

Yep. I'm sure I don't know, either .. wink, wink...

176 posted on 05/29/2012 9:43:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I’ll be ok with it if Cruz manages to win, but don’t think he will.


177 posted on 05/29/2012 9:43:29 PM PDT by altura
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To: Impy

KBH sucked.
All she ever did good was gun rights


178 posted on 05/29/2012 9:43:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I voted R down ticket and up ticket.


179 posted on 05/29/2012 9:44:34 PM PDT by altura
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To: altura
Dewhurst is a good conservative.


180 posted on 05/29/2012 9:46:39 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: altura

Let’s see.


181 posted on 05/29/2012 9:50:25 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Logical me
Now is the time to quit this childlike bull crap and get behind Romney.

Yeah, because he really, really, really, is severely conservative .. (puke)

Listen...if you're so scared of Obama that you see no other alternative but to sell your conservative principles down the toilet for his virtual twin, then AT LEAST announce that you're doing it for pragmatic reasons.

Geeez.....

182 posted on 05/29/2012 9:50:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

You mean to say he (Dewhurst)ran the dang thing TONIGHT!???


183 posted on 05/29/2012 9:52:24 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Sola Veritas
Those of us that are conservative didn’t vote for the fool in the primary. Nor will many of us in the general election. He was elected by the GOPe. He is their candidate.

Except for lower offices, like the House and Senate...this election is over for true conservatives. Romney doesn’t nor will ever represent us or our values. It is the acme of foolishness to think otherwise.



184 posted on 05/29/2012 9:53:15 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 1066AD
Turnout was truly pitiful all around.

Especially for the Dems.

After voting, I walked next door and peeked my head into the Dem voting area, and there was only one dirty hippie looking trashbag talking to the Dem election workers.

Meanwhile, the Republican voting room was busy as beavers. There also weren't any Dem campaign workers outside my polling place, but there must have been at least half a dozen of our folks handing out literature and so-forth outside.

185 posted on 05/29/2012 9:58:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mylife

One soul was a dem when I voted at 4:00 PM with milder afternoon traffic. Took hubby at 5:30 and it was packed, but I waited in the car and read FR.

Dailly Caller reports a low turn out helped Cruz and was expected since the vote was a month late, followed a holiday weekend and marginal voters were too pooped from the weekend, but you know us conservatives, WE turn out no matter what!


186 posted on 05/29/2012 9:59:24 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Congrats Mr. Romney. Now....act like a warrior and go out and destroy Obama and his hate America Democrat Party politically for many years to come!

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. At least pretend that you're only supporting Romney because he's the last Republican standing. The cheer leading is embarrassing, to say the least.

187 posted on 05/29/2012 10:02:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RitaOK
You mean to say he (Dewhurst)ran the dang thing TONIGHT!?

No -- he's been running those negative ads for at least a week now (at least that's when I really noticed them). Still - that close to election day, is pretty much the cusp.

188 posted on 05/29/2012 10:04:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mylife
Well he rolled back welfare.

Geez......do you have battered wife syndrome or something?


Mitt Romney’s Dismal Record

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.

* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.

* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.

* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.

"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.

In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]


Romney's "accomplishments".

1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA

2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA

3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly

4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA

5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.

6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming

7. Supported the Brady Bill

8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.

9. Supported TARP

10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)

11. Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)

12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions.

13. Nominated 27 Democrats (out of 36 nominations) for judgeships in MA, many of them extreme left-wingers.

189 posted on 05/29/2012 10:06:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RitaOK

Overall turn out was light but it was nonexistent for the Dems.

I predict the same for the General election.


190 posted on 05/29/2012 10:07:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Love your tagline ☺

Much appreciated. Even Rush stole it a time or two.

191 posted on 05/29/2012 10:08:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Rush steals stuff from me everyday! LOL


192 posted on 05/29/2012 10:09:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Windflier

I am truly shocked. Haven’t seen one of those ads at all myself, but heard about the thing running early on in the campaign in Houston, causing a stir.

Read later what a crock looked like was defined by that stupid ad. It was shot down easy. Thought it went away.

Astounding Cruz did so well with that thing still running, but the word was gotten out that it was a boat load.

Thanks, Wf.


193 posted on 05/29/2012 10:11:22 PM PDT by RitaOK (I DID vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
My Loyalist ancestors were not cowards...

Sorry for what happened to your ancestors, but they were on the wrong side. If you don't believe that, then you're on the wrong forum.

This is Free Republic, not the Loyalist Democracy.

194 posted on 05/29/2012 10:12:10 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mylife
Rush steals stuff from me everyday! LOL

He does seem to be phoning it in nowadays, doesn't he? Good on ya.

195 posted on 05/29/2012 10:13:39 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RitaOK
I am truly shocked. Haven’t seen one of those ads at all myself, but heard about the thing running early on in the campaign in Houston, causing a stir.

Yep. Dewhurst ran those ads on talk radio round the clock for the last week or two. That's where I heard them. I just laughed, but I knew that other, less well-informed conservatives, would likely take the bait.

Glad you saw through the crap from the outset. The man's as big an establishment weasel as Romney is.

196 posted on 05/29/2012 10:17:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I should be his prep guy and he should pay me plenty LOL!

Rush is still the consummate radio professional.


197 posted on 05/29/2012 10:24:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BIV

It is disgusting, and I see RINO judges all over the country.

When they came with the handshake picture of “we are all socialists now”, I was like, nah, not me, screw you all. I can play my part and pretend, but I am NEVER EVER going to be a socialist me me me loser, who replaces justice with some kind of judge who thinks he is entitled to his job without consequences, because it is some kind of union bureaucratic position and he deserves it just like that.

This is where all this term limit and tenuring this and that comes from. This is like college bull crap.

This is communism, where somehow each one’s position is “respected” and tenured regardless, the people supposedly having a place as part of government, like when they gave peasants and workers their place.

“Oh, so, now, I am a murderer, that’s my job too, because I am a prowler and I am supposed to be gay or abort, I guess.”

Everything is like pre-assigned? Are these people mad?

Hey, if they can indulge, so can I, except I will know it is stupid while they will claim it is not, because they are narcissists. I do not care about these people, not one iota. I do not believe any of them, they are all crazy.

I am not embracing the mental state of stupidity of the governmentoid, no, we are not all socialists, you are all stupid, is my answer. What honor is there in such system. I know nothing is perfect, but perfecting the imperfect like that is completely stupider than ever, and the utmost in hypocrisy.


198 posted on 05/29/2012 10:26:40 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: RitaOK
Cruz did have a lot of publicity at least in my circles, over Dewhurst, whom I believe probably expected more of a coronation and therefore perhaps wasn’t compelled to spend on exposure until late.

Perhaps Sarah’s endorsement flushed Dewhurst out after all?

No doubt in my mind that it did. I wasn't even aware that Dewhurst was running, until after Sarah had endorsed Ted Cruz. Once she did, the big guns came out, and all hell broke loose on the airwaves about every sort of dirt against Cruz.

I read it as a reaction, and because of that, it had to be coming from the establishment wing of the Republican party.

Cruz built bridges to the people over the last year, the old fashioned way. He's been out there meeting with Tea Party groups and other concerned citizens for the past twelve months. The man's burnt the shoe leather the hard way. He's earned the endorsements of a host of respectable groups and individuals who stand for our conservative American principles.

Dewhurst? Not so much. All I've heard from this guy are attack ads, which makes him whale shit, as far as I'm concerned.

199 posted on 05/29/2012 10:27:19 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mylife
I should be his prep guy and he should pay me plenty LOL!

He owes a lot to the conservative blogosphere and places like Free Republic. At least Mark Levin is courteous enough to mention us once in a while. Rush? Never.

200 posted on 05/29/2012 10:29:48 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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