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Romney agrees with Rubio on immigration policy: ‘We have to find a long-term solution’
Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/16/2012 3:25:30 PM PDT by WilliamIII

Friday afternoon, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that he tends to agree with Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s stance on immigration policy.

In response to President Barack Obama’s changed position on the issue — and decision to selectively enforce illegal immigration law — Rubio said it’s a “short-term answer to a long-term problem.”

“I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered and should be solved on a long-term basis, so they know what their future would be in this country,” Romney said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller. “I think the action that the president took today makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short-term matter — it can be reversed by subsequent presidents.”

“I’d like to see legislation that deals with this issue, and I happen to agree with Marco Rubio as he looked at this issue,” Romney continued. “He said that this is an important matter, that we have to find a long-term solution, but that the president’s action makes reaching a long-term solution more difficult. If I’m president, we’ll do our very best to have that kind of long-term solution that provides certainty and clarity for the people who come into this country through no fault of their own by virtue of the action of their parents.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: rinos4illegals; rinos4rinos; rinosvsamerica

1 posted on 06/16/2012 3:25:39 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

If these two want to help mexicans over US citizens might I suggest they both move to mexico.....


2 posted on 06/16/2012 3:29:32 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: WilliamIII

Weasel words from the Governor who repeatedly “warned” his gardeners about hiring illegals.


3 posted on 06/16/2012 3:33:26 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: WilliamIII

Even though I disagree with the entire issue, Romney did it right. He basically neutralized Obama’s attempt to differentiate himself from Romney on the question of a long term solution to the disaster created by our dysfunctional government that places politics before the will of America’s REAL citizens and the law.

Regardsless of the pre-election politics that are being played here, the issue will have to be addressed if Obama is thrown out, and America can clean up its fiscal priorities, due to the cost to the American taxpayer to support illegals which is HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS per year (all aspects and impacts of illegals) — a staggering sum.


4 posted on 06/16/2012 3:34:03 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: WilliamIII
Enforce the border and the laws.

Duh.

5 posted on 06/16/2012 3:36:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: WilliamIII

As with most other ‘problems’ facing America, today, all that is needed is to ENFORCE the CURRENT LAWS on the books.

For this one:
1. Secure the border
2. Arrest and deport
3. Arrest those aiding and abetting the insurgency
4. Repeat from step 1

It ain’t rocket science...


6 posted on 06/16/2012 3:38:47 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: WilliamIII

Good Lord and people call me a troll when I say that Obama and Romney are one in the same....Good Grief.


7 posted on 06/16/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: WilliamIII

Willard is just kowtowing to the GOPe. The GOPe likes their cheap Meh-hican labour. Shamnesty has no place in US law. It’s racism. This is a LOSING issue.


8 posted on 06/16/2012 3:50:57 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: WilliamIII

“In response to President Barack Obama’s changed position on the issue”

This was a calculated move by Odinga-Obama to stay in office.

He will do anything to stay in power, including selling out unemployed Americans.

How many unemployed Americans will *still* be stupid enough to vote for Bammy?


9 posted on 06/16/2012 3:52:45 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: VRWC For Truth

“Willard is just kowtowing to the GOPe. The GOPe likes their cheap Meh-hican labour.”

true dat


10 posted on 06/16/2012 3:56:22 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: WilliamIII; All
All Romney had to say was "We are a Nation of Laws, and the laws that are currently on the books say that if you are in this country illegally, if you are working in this country illegally, you are in VIOLATION of the law, and those who are aiding and abetting such lawbreakers are equally guilty and should be arrested, prosecuted and convicted if found guilty in a court of law. We have the highest sustained unemployment in decades, and the current administration doesn't have a clue which is why our economy continues to circle the toilet. Giving amnesty to illegals by executive fiat is a slap in the face to every unemployed American, and Mr. 0bama should be ashamed of himself, except that he has already demonstrated that he is without shame."

Unfortunately, Romney would have to actually be a conservative (and, to have some actual BALLS), to utter such words.

Pardon me while I don't hold my breath waiting for that.
11 posted on 06/16/2012 4:03:47 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: WilliamIII
A careful, political-astute response from both Romney and Rubio.

They don't praise Obama's usurpation of congressional authority in any way but instead condemn it as a 'short-term solution' to the 'immigration problem'. A mild criticism, at best but one that keeps their options open so that if there is a huge backlash on this, Romney/Rubio can hammer Obama all day long on this action. However, if the polls show citizens approve of this (I hope not), they cannot be accused of being anti-immigrant and their tepid disapproval now won't be an issue in the campaign.

Weak? You bet - but they're politicians, not crusaders and certainly not conservatives. Still, no matter how calculated, it's not a bad response. Let's hope the opposition to this latest Obama outrage is big and sustained, as it should be.

My concern is that all the media blather about how 'humane' and 'compassionate' this partial, de facto amnesty is will resonate with the gullible public that won't stop to consider the very negative ramifications making millions of illegal aliens 'legal' will have on our economy, culture and politics. They'll find out - too late.

12 posted on 06/16/2012 4:04:28 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: WilliamIII

Enforce the law!!!!!!


13 posted on 06/16/2012 4:10:03 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Jim Scott
Weak? You bet - but they're politicians, not crusaders and certainly not conservatives. Still, no matter how calculated


Calculated is right. What would our founding fathers think of a man who can't stand up to evil. He is more worried about looking pretty or sounding pretty then governing like a stateman. He has to “create” who he is. How pathetic.

14 posted on 06/16/2012 4:15:50 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: WilliamIII

Virgil Goode is pushing for a moratorium on immigration. Some politicians aren’t wimps. just sayin’...


15 posted on 06/16/2012 4:18:46 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (False prophets offer only a false choice. They are false friends. Choose Goode instead.)
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To: WilliamIII
SEAL THE DAMNED BORDER!!

Whatever it takes!

16 posted on 06/16/2012 4:31:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: WilliamIII

Seeing Rubio and ROmeny mentioned quite a bit lately. Is this whom he is taking on as a VP? Take your bets everyone.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 4:35:31 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Breto

Where did “close the borders first” go? Without that, amnesty is just another scam by the GOP-DEM-E on Americans.


18 posted on 06/16/2012 4:47:26 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: WilliamIII
Best way to get a message to Romney would be to completely dump on Rubio...completely dump on Rubio.
19 posted on 06/16/2012 4:52:35 PM PDT by norton
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To: WilliamIII

Well, Newt Gingrich said much the same thing and I don’t recall him being vilified on this site.


20 posted on 06/16/2012 5:04:51 PM PDT by altura
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To: Sirius Lee

Would that be on all immigration or just illegal immigration.

I believe every Republican candidate has spoken about the importance of securing the borders against illegals.


21 posted on 06/16/2012 5:10:34 PM PDT by altura
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To: EagleUSA
Some people have short memories (and I'm not talking about you, EagleUSA). It's one thing to attack Romney on issues such as RomneyCare but to forget that Conservative favorites (including some of my own) such as Sara Palin and others are actually on video conceding their own support for some sort of "path to citizenship" for illegals, you would think that like ObamaCare only Romney and Obama has ever come out with a notion of Amnesty for illegals.

True, Romney is not a conservative. And we do not want Americans to think that he is. The last thing we want is for "Right-Wing" to be redifined as anybody who thinks like Susan Collins or Mitt Romney.

If we lose credibility making such claims that only Romney supports Amnesty we will lose credibility when we try to tell the American people that he is not conservative.

We've already gone down this road once earlier in the primary when most of the candidates were still up on that stage. The debate ended with videos of Sarah Palin on O'Reilly and other GOP Conservatives saying pretty much the same thing Romney has said this week.

Let's have honest debate or we will lose our credibility as conservatives. We've already been here and done that. We knew where all these candidates stood on this issue and there really was no much of a difference between them on "immigration".

The question about Obama's own citizenship is in the courts. We've allowed this man to stomp on the constitution for more than 3 years now. The real target should be John Boehner and those we put into the House who refuse to take Obama's own eligibility to task.

Thanks to our elected officials in the House the situation is this. We are ALL Americans until proven OTHERWISE. Obama has made it so. There is no longer any way one can be here illegally if they simply burn their documents which prove they were born elsewhere.

The REAL issue is NOT what Obama did but HOW he did it and if we do not deal with the real issue his next executive order just may be proclaiming that guns are illegal to possess unless you are a police officer and maybe after that conservative websites are "hate speech" and should be treated no different than how we treat Al Qaeda.

The real issue is our freedom and his (Obama's) grasp of powers a President never had.

22 posted on 06/16/2012 5:13:08 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: altura
Well, Newt Gingrich said much the same thing and I don’t recall him being vilified on this site.

Oh, but he was.

23 posted on 06/16/2012 5:13:59 PM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01

little bit, yeah, but the site was mainly pro Gingrich all the way.


24 posted on 06/16/2012 5:17:16 PM PDT by altura
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To: WilliamIII

This is code for romney and rubio wanting amnesty. That’s my take anyway. So that issue is almost a wash between and obama — except apparently they at least believe congress should provide the legislaton rather than an E0.


25 posted on 06/16/2012 5:25:12 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: altura
Well, Newt Gingrich said much the same thing and I don’t recall him being vilified on this site

You are correct indeed my friend. And honest. Newt is only the tip of the ice-berg too. We went down this road a few months ago and it ended with videos of several of the conservative candidates coming out with a similar stance.

I'm surprised that many who claim they are conservatives see this as an issue about "Illegals".

What if next weekend Obama signs an executive order to bann guns from the public. Is the argument going to be about how guns are a right or maybe how Romney is not a gun rights advocate?

The REAL issue (if you are a conservative) is not what Obama did but how Obama did it. Right now, sad to say, Romney's and Gramnesty's response to Obama's executive order is actually more conservative than some of my conservative friends.

Let's hope that's the last time these two RINOS appear to be to the right of our own stances. It's embarrassing to say the least.

It's The Constitution, stupid!

26 posted on 06/16/2012 5:26:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: Sirius Lee; All

For everyone, click here for Virgil Goode's position on immigration. There's nothing on that page I have a problem with.


27 posted on 06/16/2012 5:26:50 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: plain talk
Rubio is no conservative. He's a republican that happens to be latino and some conservatives heard him say a few words that sounded conservative and raised him up as a trophy candidate. There was a time when we claimed Colin Powell was conservative.

Romney is our version of John Kerry. He waves in the wind. Always did and always will.

That being said. Romney was not the only GOP candidate to come out with things similar to what he and Rubio had said this week. Sarah Palin said something similar about the path to citizenship on OReilly. If you're looking to hammer Romney over the head with this issue it will only come back and bite you. It did once a few months ago and that's why the issue went away.

I dare say that this is one of the few occasions where Romney has come out with a conservative response. He did not fall for making this issue about "illegals" as Obama had wished. The issue is BY-PASSING Congress.

28 posted on 06/16/2012 5:33:49 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: altura
little bit, yeah, but the site was mainly pro Gingrich all the way.

The problem I had with Newt's proposal, Obama's actions and Mitt's response is that:

1. Yes, people in this particular situation are going to be the toughest problem to deal with....a.) it's not their fault that they're here and b.) many of them are fully Americanized. However, dealing with them first is bass-ackward.

2. The first step -- in any plan to get illegal immigration under control (if that's indeed the objective) -- should be to secure the border. Reduce the influx to a minimum.

3. The second step is to effectively remove the work opportunities and deny any government support for illegal aliens. At which point the vast bulk will self-deport.

4. Then, and only then, do you address those who are left. And, at that point, if you wish, you can afford to be "compassionate" -- because the door is closed behind them.

Our problem -- as per usual -- is that nobody in government wants to do the hard part...

29 posted on 06/16/2012 5:34:08 PM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01

“...dealing with them first is bass-ackward.”

Good post. I like your 4-Step solution.


30 posted on 06/16/2012 5:47:49 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: WilliamIII
Gee, what is this, the 51st time this has been posted in the last 36 hours?

Yah think someone here might NOT have heard or read about Mittens having screwed the pooch on this issue so why not throw it up here ONE MORE TIME?

Yeah, so Romney is a flip-flopping, RINO, wuss who I'd rather not have as our candidate, BUT as we are stuck with him, what do you suggest we do? Stay home? Write in someone else's name?

Why not just encourang all to vote directly for the FASCIST Dear Leader and be over it???

31 posted on 06/16/2012 5:56:23 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: WilliamIII

First step: secure the border

Step two: if these folks who claim to love this country and want to be a part of it should go to the nearest immigration office and begin the. Aturalizatoon process as millions before them have. If they don’t want to do this back home they go.

The longer they are here the sooner the rats will find a way to have them voting.


32 posted on 06/16/2012 6:13:19 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: WilliamIII
Romney agrees with Rubio on immigration policy: ‘We have to find a long-term solution’

Yeah, Mitt, there just has to be one somewhere, if you just look hard enough. What COULD it be? Enforcing the law? Naw - don't be ridiculous. But what? What could it be?

33 posted on 06/16/2012 6:15:06 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Blue Highway
Marco Rubio

born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Mario Rubio born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Oria Garcia born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.

Parents were NOT US Citizens at the time of his birth (Does NOT meet the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Marco Rubio is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

Marco's status is the same as that of Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, who is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.

34 posted on 06/16/2012 6:41:34 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: tsowellfan

“...are actually on video conceding their own support for some sort of “path to citizenship” for illegals...”

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I would be careful not to confuse “path to citizenship” with amnesty. They are very different since with amnesty, there is no path. Also presently, we have a path to citizenship — by OBEYING THE FEDERAL LAWS to become a citizen as many have. Something many politicians do not want to dirty their hands with and just sweep it under the rug. Just not politically expedient for the Washington elites. Just look at how this has been handled by those that have supported amnesty for expediency. And now, we have a president that is advocating the breaking of federal law to pander for the Hispanic vote.

Until the law breakers are removed from power, and respect for our Constitution, our federal immigration laws, and our soverignty are restored, will this issue ever find a reasonable and just solution for all concerned -— especially the TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN who is the real victim of this insanity and crime.


35 posted on 06/16/2012 6:43:44 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ASA Vet

Somehow I guess the rule doesnt apply anymore. If it was ok for Barry Soetoro then it’s good for everyone, right?


36 posted on 06/16/2012 6:50:57 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: WilliamIII
Romney agrees with Rubio on immigration policy: ‘We have to find a long-term solution’

Yeah. It's called enforcing the law you pukes.

37 posted on 06/16/2012 6:56:55 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: EagleUSA
“path to citizenship” as proposed by many is nothing more than amnesty.

To me, (unlike to many others who support it) a “path to citizenship” is path back home to your own nation and you get into the end of the line at the US Embassy behind those who who have been in line trying for the American VISA the legal way.

To others “path to citizenship” only means register here in the US and at some point after you're done filling out all the paper work, take a short vacation to your nation, visit the US Emabassy, skip ahead of those already in line waiting and get these papers signed. By the way, bring a few relatives back with you. After all, you're an American now so you can legally sponsor them.

38 posted on 06/16/2012 6:58:57 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: WilliamIII

The long term solution is to fortify the border and remove the invaders.

Any questions?


39 posted on 06/16/2012 7:00:50 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: WilliamIII

All Arizona and Alabama had to do was enforce federal law and the illegals left of their own accord.


40 posted on 06/16/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You got that right. 25 million Mexi/Central/South Americans self-deported from their home countries to the U.S. Create the right conditions here, and they will all self-deport back. No need for Homeland Security, ICE or DoJ. If those other countries could make 25 million people want to leave, then we can too.


41 posted on 06/16/2012 8:23:04 PM PDT by kevao
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To: cripplecreek

Weasel words? Sure but politically they were astute. He neither advocated for or against the illegals bit merely claimed a long term solution is better then the temporary band aid of Obama.

A long term solution does not necessarily mean these people get a pass in any way.


42 posted on 06/17/2012 1:56:27 AM PDT by scram2
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To: cripplecreek

Weasel words? Sure but politically they were astute. He neither advocated for or against the illegals bit merely claimed a long term solution is better then the temporary band aid of Obama.

A long term solution does not necessarily mean these people get a pass in any way.


43 posted on 06/17/2012 1:56:28 AM PDT by scram2
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To: scram2

Warning his illegal gardeners when he was governor was a form of amnesty. It was weasel words the same as yours are weasel words.


44 posted on 06/17/2012 3:12:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Instead of a childish and insulting response why not keep your responses civil. You do know what civil means, don’t you?


45 posted on 06/17/2012 4:57:44 AM PDT by scram2
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To: scram2

I really don’t care what some noobtard troll thinks.

Go away boy, you bother me.


46 posted on 06/17/2012 5:05:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Breto
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47 posted on 06/17/2012 10:39:04 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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