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Posted on 11/03/2012 3:22:00 AM PDT by Zakeet

Complete Headline: Why Was There No October Surprise? Because Every Freakin’ Day for the Last Four Years Has Been an October Surprise

Where was the October Surprise?

Almost everyone anticipated this year’s “October Surprise” — some last-minute, unexpected, shocking scandal to rock the presidential election and derail one of the candidates. But it never appeared. In an era of everything-but-the-kitchen-sink gutterball politics, this mysterious absence of any major scandal was itself noteworthy. How could nothing have happened?

Sure, there was Hurricane Sandy. But that doesn’t count. Sandy was a natural disaster that dominated the headlines for a few days, but it wasn’t a scandal. And yes, there was Benghazi. But that happened in early September, and it wasn’t so much a political scandal uncovered by partisan operatives as it was the umpteenth example of Obama’s incompetence. Whatever Benghazi blowback he’s gotten damaging his election chances are entirely his own responsibility for bungling an international crisis. So, no, neither one of those counted as an October Surprise.

Which left many people scratching their heads. Why wasn’t there one? For either candidate?

In Mitt Romney’s case, the answer is pretty obvious: He’s squeaky clean. His entire adult life has been like a boring treatise on Mormon moral rectitude. His political career has long been an open book — moderate, bipartisan, essentially uneventful. The Democrats have tried to squeeze some droplets of outrage over Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, but those attacks came earlier in the summer and turned out to be extremely slim pickin’s. There are no skeletons in Romney’s closet, otherwise we would have heard about them.

But in Barack Obama’s case, the situation is reversed: Everything he’s ever done is scandalous. The reason there was no October Surprise for Obama is that we’re all scandaled out. Anyone’s who been paying attention since 2008 has literally been in paralytic shock every single day. We spent October 2012 exactly as we’ve spent every month of the last four years: Our jaws on the floor, aghast, stupefied, unable to breathe. Almost every single thing Obama has done since he’s been in the national spotlight could have been and should have been a career-ending October Surprise. But the mainstream media, as we all know, has devoted itself to protecting him.

Not a day has gone by since Obama took office when I didn’t learn of some fresh outrage and say Oh. My. God. But we’ve been traumatized so often that over time the scandals have all blurred together and fused into a single red-hot thought: Please let this nightmare end.

A complete recounting of Obama’s shoulda-been October Surprises would fill a book, an encyclopedia, an entire library. But I think this is a good time to initiate a crowd-sourced list of everything Obama has done since 2008 (and every fact about his earlier life that emerged since 2008) which you thought was scandalous, shocking or outrageous. Just for the record, let’s remind the world that every freakin’ day for the last four years has been an October Surprise.

I’ll get the ball rolling with a few scandalous deeds and facts which occur to me at the moment, but this list will primarily come from you, the readers. In the comments section below, mention anything and everything that you believe should have ruined Obama politically (if the media had been doing its job). From the big to the small, from the recent to the distant, dig deep in your memory and just let it all out, like political primal scream therapy.

I’ll continuously update the list as best as I can to include whatever gets mentioned by the commenters.

Ready? Let the collective scream begin!


The Complete List of Barack Obama’s Scandals, Misdeeds, Crimes and Blunders

[...Much more to come soon! This is a work in progress that will be added to throughout the day. Keep refreshing the page for updates...]


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1 posted on 11/03/2012 3:22:11 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

If we don’t get to the polls and vote him out, wait until you see what he will do next term.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 3:25:42 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Zakeet
his (dear) mother; was an very very very loose.. cheap... two-bit...*nevermind*

4 posted on 11/03/2012 3:30:11 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Zakeet

He did what they paid him to do.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 3:30:50 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Zakeet
oh him!
, mom; always said, "if yah can say anything positive about him (the Oval Office holder), mind your tongue."

6 posted on 11/03/2012 3:35:22 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Zakeet

Reading that list and seeing all crimes indexed like that made my skin crawl. But somebody let him get away with it. Vote Him Out!


7 posted on 11/03/2012 3:37:58 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Vote him out!)
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To: Zakeet

4 freaking years of misery.3 more days left of this national nightmare.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 3:44:14 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Zakeet

For the first time ever, I am so caught up in dislike for a politician that I nearly feel contempt for any friend who admires and plans to vote for that politician. Our “Great Uniter” is destroying and splitting this nation at an unprecedented pace.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 3:44:31 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: Zakeet
That's a very long list.
You might want to add so of the links I have in the thread
10 posted on 11/03/2012 3:47:07 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Zakeet
CORRECTION:
11 posted on 11/03/2012 3:49:33 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Zakeet

This should be a full page ad in every newspaper in the country tomorrow......”should” being the operative word.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 3:56:18 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Zakeet

The Obama Administration was orchestrating an october surprise. An embassy was going to be attacked and the ambassador kidnapped. Obama was going to exchange Ambassador Stevens for the Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman the WTC bomber. Obama was going for a “twofer” with this political Stunt. A big foreign policy coup for negotiating the release of an ambassador to libya, and a quiet foreign policy win for his ‘second term’ to get the release of the blind sheikh.

It all went to HELL when a couple of SEALS ran to the assistance of the Consolate and put up a defense. BengaziGate is the obama october surprise. These brave soldiers disobeyed direct orders to STAND DOWN. They ran one and a half Miles to the embassy in 30 minutes to defend the consolate. Laser Illuminated a Mortar emplacement and finally gave their lives while pleading for help from the rooftop. The counter terrorism task for was not convened. Generals are being dismissed. Obama went to bed when he heard about it all. There were unarmed predators watching events unfold for Seven Hours. Obama has an immediate cover story involving something like a internet video. What’s the ambassador doing there unguarded in a far away consolate on 9/11 anyway? Why was the requested security denied!?

These events are inexplicable. But it all comes together if you add an election season foreign policy stunt gone to hell.

That’s what i think anyway.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 3:57:39 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: Zakeet

All true...and the msm will cover none of it.

If Romney wins this election...there needs to be an accounting by ABCBSNBCNNPBSNPR. Questions by the new administation need to be asked publically.

Who are the msm? How did they get their jobs? The Democrat-meida complex needs public exposure.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 4:01:29 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: cardinal4
Reading that list and seeing all crimes indexed like that made my skin crawl. But somebody let him get away with it. Vote Him Out!

That "somebody" is the main stream media, the MSM. They put him in office and have enabled everyone of his foul deeds either by not reporting them, or by deliberately obfuscating and covering them up.

The MSM is the real villain in this play, and their despicable treachery has been exposed for all to see.

The MSM must die, so that the Republic may live!

15 posted on 11/03/2012 4:04:09 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: onevoter
For the first time ever, I am so caught up in dislike for a politician that I nearly feel contempt for any friend who admires and plans to vote for that politician.

His supporters IMHO have rejected the Founder's vision, freedom, and personal responsibility. They don't just simply hold up their choice and try to convince me of the merits, they choose to attempt to ram it down my throat by force. After five hours in line for early voting with his supporters I can tell you that the "contempt" you assign his supporters is just.

16 posted on 11/03/2012 4:04:25 AM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: Zakeet
For me, the October Surprise is . . .

in spite of all the above obvious corruption, ineptness and treasonous behavior, this election is even considered close.

Embarrassing and sad indeed for those whose love of country have been trampled on.

I have not been on home soil for over 7 years. I do not recognize what once was my home.

17 posted on 11/03/2012 4:08:56 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Zakeet

Nothing but a small preview of things to come, if he’s still Occupying the White House come Jan.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 4:12:07 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Zakeet
There are so many I may have missed it on the list.

As a United States citizen and the theoretical leader of all United States citizens, Obama formally bowed in deference to a Wahabist potentate.

19 posted on 11/03/2012 4:18:55 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Zakeet

There WERE october surprises, but since they didnt help obama, the msm covered them up. TRUMP offering obama 5 million for his records for one. Had that been offerd to a Republican prez,it would have lead every news cast across the nation. Benghazi. Had THAT been under a Republican prez, there’d be serious talk of impeachment.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 4:19:25 AM PDT by weezel
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To: Zakeet

BFLR


21 posted on 11/03/2012 4:35:06 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Zakeet
The October Surprise was supposed to be Romney's "47%" talk. However, Obama's campaign was cratering in August and September. They had to roll it out to stanch the bleeding.

The Obama campaign has nothing left. The Obama Presidency has the stench of defeat and despair around them...the White House is beginning to resemble Hitler's bunker, with Valerie Jarrett (Martin Borman) issuing Death Threats against anyone who doesn't toe the line, and Adolf Obama in a drug-induced haze sending non-existent divisions (Obama supporters) to stem the tide of the Red Army.

22 posted on 11/03/2012 4:43:52 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Zakeet

The planned October Suprise was foiled by two ex-seals who came out of nowhere, stepped into a meat grinder and held off an army for 7 hours. Obama gave the terrorists all the help he could, pre-emptively withdrawing security and ordering stand-downs to prevent help from getting in the air. It was supposed to be a photo-op kidnapping/release but ended up a nightmare butchering. Fortunately, the 47% aren’t interested and the press is there to cover up if inquiries ever arise...I pray to Got that Tuesday is only the beginning of the taking back of our country..


23 posted on 11/03/2012 4:49:38 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Zakeet

"I and Islam will always have al Qaeda and the New York Times."


24 posted on 11/03/2012 4:52:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Zakeet
Almost exclusively, the "October Surprise" is a tactic perpetuated by the dims. I believe there are two reasons why this was strangely skipped this time.

1. Romney is about as squeeky clean as it gets for a national pol. The small amount of dirt they probably had on him would have looked petty.

2. Sandy. Yeah the storm is a national disaster, but who would have predicted the love-orgy between the Pillsbury dough boy and the punk POTUS. Christy has done his best this week to sink Romney, probably for his own political future. What this bastard doesn't realize is the boomarang will come back with a fury 10X.

25 posted on 11/03/2012 4:52:27 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Chainmail

“Nest Term “ is presumptive.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 4:56:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Zakeet

And by doing all this has made Congress unnecessay. Republican congresscritters are too inteeested in themselves to save our country. Since The Supreme Roberts will do anything for him, we have one leg of goveenment.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 4:56:56 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: catfish1957

"Christy, thank you for your TIMELY sell out of Romney.
In return you will get DNC-approved Dominican hookers."



28 posted on 11/03/2012 5:01:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Zakeet

I believe here was indeed, a planned “October Surprise.” Unfortunately Mr.Stevens died and spoiled the kidnapping. The One then could not ride to the rescue with a lightning negotiation to release him.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 5:16:35 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Diogenesis

LOVE the Clinton pic, Diogenesis! How perfect! LOL!


30 posted on 11/03/2012 5:23:49 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Chainmail
wait until you see what he will do next term.

The period from Election day until Inauguration will be bad enough. Congress needs to do a rush impeachment.

31 posted on 11/03/2012 5:26:18 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: onevoter
For the first time ever, I am so caught up in dislike for a politician that I nearly feel contempt for any friend who admires and plans to vote for that politician.

You should feel contempt, at least in the sense that you should keep them at arm's length. That's my policy.

Anyone who supports him has to be delusional, stupid, evil or selfish. Or all of the above.

32 posted on 11/03/2012 5:28:26 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: saywhatagain
in spite of all the above obvious corruption, ineptness and treasonous behavior, this election is even considered close.

It is considered close only because the vote fraud is considered to be massive, more than in any previous national election.RNC used to figure that the Republicans needed a 1-2% plurality in order to break even in the count. It is probably 5% or more now. With the apparent ease of jiggering the computer voting machines it may be that there is no margin that can overcome the Democrat fraud advantage in those places that use them.

33 posted on 11/03/2012 5:35:34 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Zakeet

bfl


34 posted on 11/03/2012 5:36:50 AM PDT by sauropod (For Barack so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.)
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To: weezel
it would have led every news cast

read-read
lead-led

35 posted on 11/03/2012 5:37:55 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Zakeet

There is still time for a liberal “dirty trick” to be pulled on the last day or two.


36 posted on 11/03/2012 5:38:16 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Yosemitest

You need to visit PJ Media and reply to Zombie’s article with your suggestions. Zombie is maintaining his list over there.


37 posted on 11/03/2012 5:42:18 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Erik Latranyi

At this point a “dirty trick” would probably be counter productive. It s too late even for Biden to get the sympathy-for-Camelot boost that LBJ got from the Kennedy assassination.


38 posted on 11/03/2012 5:44:16 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Zakeet
I don't care about all of this. I'm voting third party to send a message to the GOP, even if it means making it easier for Obama to win and give us another four years of this.

</SARCASM>

39 posted on 11/03/2012 5:54:17 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Zakeet

Actually there was a PLANNED October Surprise that went nowhere. Remember Gloria Allred’s stunt? It went bad even before it was attempted because we got a heads up from Drudge. Then when the court refused the gag order, the air was let out of that October Surprise balloon.


40 posted on 11/03/2012 6:04:23 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Samurai_Jack

It’s just as good an explanation as any other. Because, for me, and all who care, the BIG question remains...Why? Why were they told to stand down? Why were requests for help denied? That’s the big question...and we’ll likely not get a truthful answer from this Administration. The only way we’ll know the truth is if there are emails/memos and such, or someone in-the-know decides to do the honorable thing and just tell the truth. I’m not holding my breath on either.


41 posted on 11/03/2012 6:05:16 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: onevoter

Me too. I literally have no respect for their judgment. This includes one of my stepchildren, who has been brainwashed in college and STILL supports Obama, despite having plenty of information.

I think that much of this Obama support reveals a very high level of narcissism in this country, much more than I encountered growing up.


42 posted on 11/03/2012 6:05:30 AM PDT by Belle22
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To: Samurai_Jack; ArtDodger

I also believe as you do.
The weapons on the ship were to “sweeten the deal”.


43 posted on 11/03/2012 6:08:42 AM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: SueRae

I don’t like to be the bearer of bad news but....

he’ll be in office until January 20th.

My question is: how much damage can he do between now and then?


44 posted on 11/03/2012 6:09:33 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Zakeet
In spite of all these, it remains my opinion that an October surprise WAS in the works. But it was thwarted when the ambassador, unbeknowingly the subject of a planned kidnapping plot, found his way to a "safe" room. That's becoming more and more each day the only logical explanation when all the facts, taken together, are considered.
45 posted on 11/03/2012 6:17:20 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Zakeet

This has the best description of living through the Obama years I’ve ever seen:

The reason there was no October Surprise for Obama is that we’re all scandaled out. Anyone’s who been paying attention since 2008 has literally been in paralytic shock every single day. We spent October 2012 exactly as we’ve spent every month of the last four years: Our jaws on the floor, aghast, stupefied, unable to breathe. Almost every single thing Obama has done since he’s been in the national spotlight could have been and should have been a career-ending October Surprise. But the mainstream media, as we all know, has devoted itself to protecting him.

Not a day has gone by since Obama took office when I didn’t learn of some fresh outrage and say Oh. My. God. But we’ve been traumatized so often that over time the scandals have all blurred together and fused into a single red-hot thought: Please let this nightmare end.


46 posted on 11/03/2012 6:17:52 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: kjo
I think the October surprise was supposed to the 47% video! Benghazi came along and the 47% video was released and the press ignored Benghazi and went after Romney. If Fox News and ABC's Jake Tapper hadn't kept covering Benghazi it would have worked! If the 47% video had been released Oct. 26 it would have dominated the week end news and well into final week before voting!
47 posted on 11/03/2012 6:21:34 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: Zakeet

LOL, bookmark ! Great job!


48 posted on 11/03/2012 6:22:06 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Zakeet
After Clinton left office, I expected a slew of 'tell-all' books documenting the incredible corruption, sleaziness and perversion of that Administration. They never came. Why? The clinton mafia? Clinton loyalty? His acolytes loyally protected their feudal lord or expected future goodies out of the Clinton machine? A combination of both?

Now, looking past Obama, will there be insider accounts of the corruption, treason, anti-Americanism of the Obama Administration? From the few accounts we've gotten, Obama doesn't like people, has not made friends, has no future in politics? Has he created a loyal retainership, who'll protect him? Will the media continue to protect the destroyer of the Democrat Party and the future of big government?

In Obama's case, I don't think so. I expect we'll see the insider accounts get published.

49 posted on 11/03/2012 6:32:52 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Samurai_Jack

Jack, I agreee with you 100%, I believe their October surprise backfired big time and people died because of it. The liberals are so dumb in planning and inititing that they can’t put together an October surprise with success. Thank goodness. When they have a surprise for us, it is purely by accident, not from a plan.


50 posted on 11/03/2012 6:37:39 AM PDT by depenzz (I support the Mormon, not the Moron!)
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