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Scott Brown says he won’t seek Kerry’s Senate seat
Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2013 11:57 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Bob Salsberg

Posted on 02/01/2013 9:07:20 PM PST by Olog-hai

Former Sen. Scott Brown said Friday he would not run in a special Senate election in Massachusetts, dealing a setback to Republican hopes of winning the seat being vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Brown, who electrified his party with an upset win in a 2010 special election but lost his re-election bid in November, ended weeks of intense speculation about his future with a written statement announcing his decision. …

GOP officials in Washington and Massachusetts widely considered Brown the strongest possible Republican candidate in a state that traditionally favors Democrats.

With Brown out of the running, potential Republican candidates include former Gov. William Weld, former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, state Rep. Daniel Winslow and former state Sen. Richard Tisei. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: betrayerbrown; fakeindian; fakerbrown; foolhimonce; johnfnkerry; johnkerry; massachusetts; rino; romneytoadee; scottbrown; teapartytraitor; tokyobrown; vicepresidentbrown
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1 posted on 02/01/2013 9:07:24 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Not an inspiring bunch.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 9:11:40 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

That’s about the nicest thing that can be said about them.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 9:15:02 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Olog-hai

too bad....he was a good candidate and a good man...of course, not PURE and HOLY like some freepers prefer...


4 posted on 02/01/2013 9:21:35 PM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

He would be rotting conservatism from the inside. Just like McCain, Lugar, Collins, Snowe, HAGEL. We would do just as well voting for someone with the last name Stalin, Mao or Castro. They are who they are and we need to see them for that. They side often with the progressives (evolution instead of revolution towards communism). But voting for them is voting for the ultimate dream of communism for the “elites” who will control us for our (their) own good.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 9:49:38 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: cherry

He would have been great if he’d actually TRIED to win! He closed his office in Worcester, the second largest city in MA a couple of days BEFORE the election. He seemed to be fixated on Fauxcahontas’s heritage, and spent more time on that than on her political ideas.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 9:51:42 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

He wouldn’t have closed the Worcester office if polls hadn’t shown him being beaten there well beyond any margin of error. In a year when Obama was on the ballot in MA, it’s not likely there could have been any other outcome, no matter who the candidate was.

I’ve not found any difference at all between Warren and Obama philosophically, and both seem to fit MA just fine.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 9:54:53 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: cherry

Brown is a RINO and a LOSER. Let’s try a GENUINE conservative for once and take the seat!


8 posted on 02/01/2013 9:55:28 PM PST by Perkalong (GOP 2013 = Whigs 1856)
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To: Olog-hai

Who cares? Its not like he ever votes with the republicans.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 9:58:00 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cherry

He was voted into power due to the Tea Party. His sole job was to be “number 41” to rid Obamacare.

Scott Brown then threw the Tea Party under the bus. Who’s the ungrateful one here? Wanna try again with your fellatio worship of this clown?


10 posted on 02/01/2013 10:00:55 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Perkalong

Too bad Curt Schilling’s business went under. He would have been an interesting candidate. However Massachusetts is beyond redemption.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 10:09:12 PM PST by allendale
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To: cherry

If a ‘good’ man (Scott Brown) is proud of his support for the biggest killer of unborn babies on the planet, planned parenthood, what does it take to be a ‘bad’ man in your mind?


12 posted on 02/01/2013 10:37:23 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: cherry

To hell with pure and holy! I’d like constant and consistent and on the right side.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 10:52:40 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: Olog-hai

Let the Lt. Gov run. With the first name “Kerry” half of the idiot liberals will think they’re voting for John Kerry.

Back in 1966 a Jim Johnson ran for governor of Arkansas. I heard a man ask another man who he was going to vote for and he said “Johnson. He made a good president so I’m sure he’ll make a good governor.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 10:56:23 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: cherry

Are you kidding? Here is a man who lied from the beginning. None of us even knew he was married until he was elected and that was to cover up his wife being liberal. After his election win; he did everything he could to go against what he said he stood for.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 11:04:48 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Perkalong; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican
>> Brown is a RINO and a LOSER. Let’s try a GENUINE conservative for once and take the seat! <<

>> potential Republican candidates include former Gov. William Weld, former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, state Rep. Daniel Winslow and former state Sen. Richard Tisei. <<

Well, looking at the lineup of potential GOP candidates, it sounds like the alternatives to Brown are far WORSE and bigger RINOs than him. I don't see any "genuine conservatives" in sight (don't know enough about Daniel Winslow though)

16 posted on 02/01/2013 11:42:56 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: freekitty

“None of us knew he was married “ ?? What are you talking about, She was a long time TV anchor on Boston TV,And a Babe. She traveled every where during the campaign with him along with his daughters.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 12:08:15 AM PST by lonerepubinma
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To: Olog-hai

gr8 . maybe we will get an American conservative!!


18 posted on 02/02/2013 12:08:51 AM PST by willardwx
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To: Perkalong

Yeah, sure - get real. A real conservative from MA? It will never happen, but people can dream if they want. If the people of that commie state elected the faux princess, just what in the world makes you think they’d ever elect a conservative? Do the names Ted Kennedy, Barney Franks, or John Kerry ring a bell?

Seriously, are there any true conservatives in that state to even run? I seriously doubt it.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 1:18:59 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: lonerepubinma; freekitty

Ditto - not married??
Didn’t we all see pictures of the family - -

Rumor is S. Brown will run for Govenor - probably not news to many. . .


20 posted on 02/02/2013 2:43:27 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Perkalong

fat chance, you will never elect one, if Warren could win this seat, it tells you how far that state is gone and irretrievable. The only thing you will get in Mass is a moderate republican, anything more is pie in the sky unless 50% of the liberals in mass get wiped out in a tidal wave from the atlantic. Stump up as many hard conservatives as you like to make yourself feel better but you’ll never get one elected there.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 2:49:42 AM PST by sunmars
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To: BillyBoy

Dan Winslow is a RINO.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 3:46:28 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: Olog-hai

Oh Thank God! The Liberal decided not to run. Now let’s get a conservative. I am so sick of the Republicans always settling for a RINO. After 2008 and 2012, you would think that liberal Republicans would become endangered species. I am glad that you voluntarily kicked yourself to the curb you liberal piece of crap Brown.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 3:56:21 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Olog-hai

If Scott Brown won the seat it would still not be a Republican seat.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 3:58:03 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Olog-hai

Fine with me. He was a major disappointment.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 4:05:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

Be your own precinct captain if somebody comes up you can back here is what you can do; print up a palmcard

(put opponent name here)
IS A
GOD DENIER AND CONGENITAL LIAR
A REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH INCITERS/
FOR FIRST YOUR MONEY THEN YOUR GUNS
AND BE DEFENSELESS WHEN CROOKS COME

(The above is designed to be printed up and passed around your precinct and your friends and neighbors as a (index sized) palmcard. On the reverse side promote your candidates name don’t forget to include election date and office

TIME TO GET THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF YOUR FACE
AND YOUR WALLET/PURSE
ELECT

(


26 posted on 02/02/2013 4:18:07 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me that nickname ......)
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To: Perkalong

Bingo


27 posted on 02/02/2013 5:17:37 AM PST by Venturer
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To: sunmars

Everyone forgets that if Brown ran, and won, he would have had to run again for the seat in 2014. I think he was originally gonna go for it..the polls showed him with a big lead over Markey, but I suspect the idea of FOUR races in four years was just to much to take..


28 posted on 02/02/2013 5:39:36 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Olog-hai

Here comes another Kennedy.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 5:42:04 AM PST by FES0844
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To: lonerepubinma

BS. You may have seen her; but no one I know including me ever saw anything of her until he was actually elected. The only pictures shown were of him and his daughters.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 8:04:49 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: USARightSide

Until he was actually elected, I never heard one word about the wife; only his two daughters. I kept wondering what happened to her. Like were they divorced or did she die? Who needs low life scum like them. What is sad they are teaching their children this is acceptable.


31 posted on 02/02/2013 8:07:51 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jerry Rivers...
One day after announcing on his radio show that he is "truly considering" running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by New Jersey's Frank Lautenberg, Rivera amped up his message today in a television interview and a column on the Fox News Latino website. [Geraldo Rivera declares himself a 'moderate Republican' as he eyes U.S. Senate run]
Thanks Olog-hai. Apropos of nothing, I have to get some Prevacid, I've run out.
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said. [Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance]

32 posted on 02/02/2013 8:27:05 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: cherry

Well said.


33 posted on 02/02/2013 8:28:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: ken5050

/bingo


34 posted on 02/02/2013 8:35:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: EDINVA

/bingo


35 posted on 02/02/2013 8:35:36 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: sunmars; Catsrus; BillyBoy; mosesdapoet

/bingo


36 posted on 02/02/2013 8:37:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: USARightSide; lonerepubinma

That rumor sounds like the real story. That’s a race he can win, and his victory will be nice, because I love to see the Regular Faux whining their way through threads like these. Some people seem to forget that (as Tip O’Neill said) “all politics is local” (only a slight exaggeration) and that we don’t elect limited-term dictators — and that’s as the framers intended.


37 posted on 02/02/2013 8:40:24 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai

Gee . . . maybe Romney will run?


38 posted on 02/02/2013 9:10:38 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: freekitty

Guess I don’t know much about Scott Brown and family, except some were super happy out here in CA when he won. . .
Who considers them low life scum?? I’m truly in the dark. . .
What is acceptable they’re teaching their children (2 adult daughters. . )??


39 posted on 02/03/2013 2:47:53 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: USARightSide

Oh please. How did we get from MA to CA? You know they played games and lied. That is low life scum.

Quit baiting me.


40 posted on 02/03/2013 6:44:12 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; Perdogg; Kenny Bunk; ...

We can pretty much forget this seat now.

Anyone who thinks that’s just fine cause “Brown is a RINO” well I disagree, this sucks. We need to gain 6 MINIMUM, Brown instead of a piece of human garbage who will serve for the remainder of his life would have been swell with me.

People are mentioning Mitt and/or Mitt’s son Tagg. LOL.


41 posted on 02/03/2013 7:50:44 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; Perdogg; ...
We can pretty much forget this seat now.

Norumbegans! Don't give up. Elect me.
Neither of your Senators is even a New England native, as am I, the master of several thousand Maine jokes. I can even claim Passamaquoddy blood with an almost straight face and once had a business partner from Southie! I even have an old pickup, just like Scott Brown. I promise to bring back the Braves and hire Mumbles as my speechwriter, but say less than Calvin Coolidge and do less than John Kerry, if humanly possible. And here's a big plus ... I am so old that if you're not happy with my work, why I won't be around all that long!

True, my knowledge of MAssholia geography is a little on the sketchy side, but unlike Senatrix Warren, I do know the way from Lenox to Springfield and have been to Stockbridge many times. Among my many other qualifying accomplishments: I have duplicated Ted's historic swim to Edgartown, (while under the influence) although I have not quite figured out how he did it in a dress suit that remained dry.

¡Sí, si puede! ¡Amnestía instantanea por sindocumentados registrados como Repúblicanos!
YA SEE, A LITTLE SOMETHIN' FOR EVERYBODY!

42 posted on 02/03/2013 8:22:09 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Absolution Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No-Fault Marxism.)
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To: Kenny Bunk; Impy; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; Perdogg

If I can afford the gas to drive to my polling place, I’m writing in either Leverett Saltonstall or Foster Furcolo.


43 posted on 02/03/2013 9:06:37 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Impy

“a piece of human garbage who will serve for the remainder of his life”

Ah, the joys of living in a Blue state...


44 posted on 02/03/2013 9:10:49 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy

Ed Brooke is still alive (turns 94 this year), and this is his Senate seat.


45 posted on 02/03/2013 11:46:17 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy

Yes! Maybe he can give Baba WaaWaa some “bedside manner”.


46 posted on 02/03/2013 12:03:50 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: freekitty

Well, I tried - - guess someone else can step in and tell us on this coast - or me - just what it is about Scott Brown and family - ‘low life scum . . ‘??

We were following our own no-talents out here, so don’t know the inside on the Browns.
Just know we felt like he had ‘saved the day,’ for the moment, so to speak.
....and he had a cool truck - - -


47 posted on 02/03/2013 3:11:02 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: USARightSide; freekitty

Sorry - just re-read - ‘played games and lied.’
Thus low life scum - -
Okay . . . didn’t know that.


48 posted on 02/03/2013 3:21:49 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Olog-hai
I suggested this guy for the Kerry seat, earlier today, but got no response: Robert A. Hall is an actor. He plays the coroner on CSI if you watch that show. He also is a Marine Vietnam War veteran, but does not mention that he had his legs blown off in that war. This should be required reading for every man, woman and child in the United States of America . "I'm 63 and I'm Tired"by Robert A. Hall I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked hard since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired. I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it. I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if they bought Mc Mansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble use their own money to help them. I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America provided to them. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have: 1. the economy of Zimbabwe, 2. the freedom of the press of China 3. the crime and violence of Mexico, 4. the tolerance for Christian people of Iran 5. the freedom of speech of Venezuela .. I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Sharia’s law tells them to. I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U.S. Senators from Illinois. I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly in an all-knowing government. I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must not complain when Saudi Arabia uses the money we pay for their oil to fund mosques and madras Islamic schools to preach hate in America, while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance. I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough. I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don't think gay people choose to be gay, but I #@*# sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from "cool" people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana. I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially those who aren't working, but living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track citizenship for any Hispanic who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military. Those are the kind of citizens we need. I'm tired of the trashing of our military by latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's a deal for those folks. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, while the critics of our military can be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia because the girls were Christian -- then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear. I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has looted the public treasury for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet. I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about "innocent" mistakes, "stupid" mistakes or "youthful" mistakes, when all of us know they think their only mistake was getting caught. Speaking of poor, I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement who have air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing. I'm real tired of people, rich or poor, who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems. Yes, I'm tired, but I'm also glad to be 63, mostly because I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter. Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
49 posted on 02/03/2013 3:31:57 PM PST by Eva
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To: USARightSide

He fooled everyone too.


50 posted on 02/03/2013 3:41:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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