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Graham, McCain, Corker, [Rubio, et al] Targeted by Tea Party for Immigration Vote
NewsMax ^ | June 30, 2013 | By Audrey Hudson

Posted on 06/30/2013 12:14:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Tea party activists are targeting Senate Republicans who voted in favor of a controversial immigration reform bill with plans to pack town hall meetings and jam phone lines over the 4th of July holiday, Politico reports.

"The anger is more intense now than it was in 2010," said Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation. "They are more upset about the amnesty bill than they were about Obamacare."

Amy Kremer, chairwoman of Tea Party Express, predicts some lawmakers will avoid public appearances during the holiday to sidestep embarrassing showdowns with an angry conservative base. Senators don't want a repeat of videotaped town hall meetings in previous years that showed haughty lawmakers in shouting matches with angry constituents.

But Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, whose amendment on border control convinced 14 in his party to support the omnibus bill, thinks those who opposed the measure will face a bigger backlash from voters.

"Once they understand what this amendment really does — in spite of the demagoguing of some of my colleagues — I think they’ll say: 'wait a minute. So people voted against 20,000 border patrol agents?'" Corker said.

The immigration bill approved by the Senate last week on a vote of 68 to 32, would grant amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants. Corker's border security was criticized by Republicans opposing the bill for making half-hearted efforts like authorizing 20,000 new agents, but not authorizing funding to pay the border officials.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegalimmigration; teaparty
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1 posted on 06/30/2013 12:14:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

God Bless the Tea Party and all Patriots.


2 posted on 06/30/2013 12:16:40 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Jim Robinson
So people voted against 20,000 border patrol agents?

What is the point in having 20,000 or even 40,000 new border patrol agents, if they are not allowed to do their job.

So Mr.Corker, people are not stupid, maybe you are.

3 posted on 06/30/2013 12:21:15 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Jim Robinson

liberalism will be the downfall of this once great nation, be it imposed upon us by the liberal denmocRATs or the liberal Republicans. This country is damned.


4 posted on 06/30/2013 12:22:11 PM PDT by South40
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To: Jim Robinson
Those rinos need to be run outta town on a rail.

5 posted on 06/30/2013 12:22:51 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Jim Robinson
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6 posted on 06/30/2013 12:24:29 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope Rubio is added to that list.


7 posted on 06/30/2013 12:25:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: NonValueAdded

He is.


8 posted on 06/30/2013 12:25:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
So people voted against 20,000 border patrol agents?

This isn't about the border, Corker. It is about amnesty, increasing legal immigration to 33 million in the next 10 years, which is more than the past 40 years combined, and doubling the size of the guest worker programs--1.6 million increase the first year and 600,000 every year thereafter. There are 22 million Americans who are underemployed or unemployed. They will see lost jobs and depressed wages with this massive increase in immigration.

This is all political theater to distract from the devastating impact this bill will have on American workers -- unskilled and skilled. Both parties have abandoned the American worker. At one time we were told that immigrants do jobs Americans won’t (a lie) do. Now we must bring in more skilled workers to do jobs Americans can’t (another lie) do. As one of Rubio aides so artfully put it,

There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it. There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. And so you can’t obviously discuss that publicly.

9 posted on 06/30/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Jim Robinson

And BTW, is there any mention in the bill of exactly where those 20,000 extra agents will be stationed? My bet is that the Canadian border will be very well defended.


10 posted on 06/30/2013 12:26:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Jim Robinson

Come on South Carolina! Time to send Linda Gayham packing ( something other than fudge).

http://www.primarygraham.com/


11 posted on 06/30/2013 12:28:52 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Very Poor headline.
It implies that ‘WE’ are anti those RINO’s because of the Immigration fiasco.

In truth, these RINO’s put themselves on that list a long time ago, this is just another ‘nail in the coffin’. Would love to see some ‘true’ stats in regards to RNC/Karl Rove etal and how much money was spent not only in defense of McCain, Graham etc - at least they pretend to be R’s, - how much “R” money was spent on D’s to keep McMahon, O’Donnell, A West, Mia Long and Sharron Angle that were trying to unseat Libs?


12 posted on 06/30/2013 12:31:44 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope the efforts work on Graham and Corker, but McCain’s district will keep on electing him until he dies, and then they are likely to pass his seat onto Megan, just to keep it in the family.


13 posted on 06/30/2013 12:38:30 PM PDT by pallis
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Too bad Tea Party Nation and Express are just fundraising groups who stayed out of this fight until the last minute. DO NOT GIVE THEM A PENNY! Only Jenny Beth Martin and Tea Party Patriots are the legit group who fought early and strong while shysters like Phillips stayed silent.


14 posted on 06/30/2013 12:39:25 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Jim Robinson

Why is Rubio not on that list?


15 posted on 06/30/2013 12:39:53 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: pallis

What has happened to AZ? Do the libs and moderates outnumber the Goldwater conservatives?


16 posted on 06/30/2013 12:42:48 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: libbylu
He is: Added Phillips: "Marco Rubio can forget about his presidential aspirations. He’s not going to be able to hold his Senate seat."
17 posted on 06/30/2013 12:45:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

From your lips to God’s ear!


18 posted on 06/30/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Jim Robinson

If the 15 Senate Republicans who voted for the Immigration Bill are honorable individuals, they will have no hesitation in showing up at townhall meetings to explain their votes to their constituents.

Those who refuse to attend such meetings will show that they are not honorable and therefore don’t deserve to be re-elected.

Whereupon, the Tea Partiers who are left in the lurch without a townhall speaker can devote their unused meeting time to making plans to recruit Conservative primary opponents for the missing RINOs. Maybe Sarah Palin will join them.


19 posted on 06/30/2013 12:49:01 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: kabar; Jim Robinson
This isn't about the border, Corker. It is about amnesty, increasing legal immigration to 33 million in the next 10 years, which is more than the past 40 years combined, and doubling the size of the guest worker programs--1.6 million increase the first year and 600,000 every year thereafter. There are 22 million Americans who are underemployed or unemployed. They will see lost jobs and depressed wages with this massive increase in immigration.

I agree. Furthermore (I realize you know this kabar), even if you could make "the border" 75% leakproof, I think visa overstays are just as big of a problem.

Today's GOP is too cowardly to represent us.

Calvin Coolidge: "[The political mind] is a strange mixture of vanity and timidity, of an obsequious attitude at one time and a delusion of grandeur at another time. The political mind is the product of men in public life who have been twice spoiled. They have been spoiled with praise and they have been spoiled with abuse."

20 posted on 06/30/2013 12:53:28 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Jim Robinson

If the twit, Corker, thinks Big Sis Napolitano is going to hire 20,000 border agents because he, Juan McCain, and Linseed Graham said so, he is too stupid to hold his office.


22 posted on 06/30/2013 1:03:56 PM PDT by txrefugee
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"Once they understand what this amendment really does — in spite of the demagoguing of some of my colleagues — I think they’ll say: 'wait a minute. So people voted against 20,000 border patrol agents?'" Corker said.

Wow. What good is 20K more border agents when you support amnesty for everybody who makes it through.

23 posted on 06/30/2013 1:04:23 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Jim Robinson

In their hearts , they really believe they are doing the right thing.

Sadly, far too many agree, most of them illegals and their supporters.


24 posted on 06/30/2013 1:04:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Christie at the beach

God Bless the Tea Party and all Patriots.

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Amen!


25 posted on 06/30/2013 1:17:48 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Jim Robinson

Man, this Corker guy is in his own league of stupid. He must have fallen out of the RINO nest and hit every branch on the way down.
How do such air-headed goons become senators? I can almost understand people like McLame who can always overplay the ‘war hero’ card despite betraying the country on Capitol Hill almost daily, but Corker? Where did this loser come from, and why was there nobody more conservative to challenge him?

We have to send him a message.

Lamar Alexander must be primaried.


26 posted on 06/30/2013 1:21:08 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: neal1960

Yes, Linseed Dirtbag ‘Nancy’ Gayham needs to go.


27 posted on 06/30/2013 1:22:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

For the most part, politicians go into politics because they can’t cut it in the private sector and politics are short cut to prestige, power and money. A few of them are really true believers, who really think that they can make a difference, but those are few and far between.

Remember when Lindsey Graham was working the Impeachment Committee and we all admired him? Well, that was before the Democrats found out he was Gay and that he had served as a JAG. After that, Graham could never be counted on when we needed him most.


28 posted on 06/30/2013 1:28:22 PM PDT by Eva
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Those traitors are fortunate that’s all they’re getting.

Our forefathers would have shot them.


29 posted on 06/30/2013 1:33:56 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

McCain is very old. I guess he wants to finish destroying this country. He started in Hanoi.


30 posted on 06/30/2013 1:41:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: JMsAmerica4ever

Don’t do that. Hang around so you can say “I told you so” to all the idiot libs.


31 posted on 06/30/2013 1:44:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Jim Robinson


32 posted on 06/30/2013 1:45:05 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Eva

Graham’s one vote on the committee is what kept Clinton in office.


33 posted on 06/30/2013 1:46:09 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Not one of them will care. They have special interests behind the scenes making sure they are protected...especially Graham who is doing everything in his power to scare away any tea party rivals for a primary.

South Carolina and Arizona MUST wake up and send a message. I am afraid the outrage won’t be enough for Rubio as he has a good network he has developed in Florida with the Hispanic communities that his seat is likely safe. We need to get John and Lindsey the hell out of there as they instigate all of this crap.


34 posted on 06/30/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

CORRECT.


35 posted on 06/30/2013 1:55:00 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Jim Robinson

...But Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, whose amendment on border control convinced 14 in his party to support the omnibus bill, thinks those who opposed the measure will face a bigger backlash from voters.....

This a$$ clown thinks we are all stupid low information voters. He needs a wake up call.


36 posted on 06/30/2013 2:05:27 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: My Favorite Headache
We need to follow the lead of the Mainstream GOP and run candidates in primary races to oppose Republican incumbents if they disagree or oppose Tea Party principles, and run independent or third party candidates against Republican incumbents if we can't bump them out in the primaries.
And do this for Senate and House and Gubernatorial races and as many other races as we have courageous, principled men and women who dare to oppose totalitarian government.
TWB
37 posted on 06/30/2013 2:13:27 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: Jim Robinson

RINO hunt!!!


38 posted on 06/30/2013 2:21:28 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Don’t forget LAMAR!


39 posted on 06/30/2013 2:57:28 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: pallis

Well, if they get rid of McCain, who else can continue to teach Obama how to whistle! He talks with that same whistle between his teeth as McCain.


40 posted on 06/30/2013 3:47:18 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: montag813

You can take that info to the bank. The “express” et al are a bunch of people looking to cash in on the work and dedication of the Tea Party Patriots. You’ll probably notice that there was no flag-word in the IRS machinery, “Express”-——


41 posted on 06/30/2013 5:15:07 PM PDT by Segovia
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To: NonValueAdded
My bet is that the Canadian border will be very well defended.

Yeah, you never know when those Mounties might swoop down to repatriate the Molsons!

42 posted on 06/30/2013 5:24:05 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Jim Robinson

“A word of advice for other freshmen: Schumer, Reid, et al., have been fleecing the naive for decades. Going into the backroom with them is dangerous. Like they say in poker, if you look around the table and you don’t know who the mark is, you’re the mark. Or, in this case, the Marco.”
—Glenn Reynolds


43 posted on 06/30/2013 6:16:53 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Moorings

Mike Lee and Congressman Bishop have exposed this.

The house got 250 votes for the EPA border bill. Once the illegals get in wilderness areas they can’t catch them. They have to ditch the ATV’s and get on horseback.


44 posted on 06/30/2013 7:10:10 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, whose amendment on border control convinced 14 in his party to support the omnibus bill, thinks those who opposed the measure will face a bigger backlash from voters.

"Once they understand what this amendment really does — in spite of the demagogue of some of my colleagues — I think they’ll say: 'wait a minute. So people voted against 20,000 border patrol agents?'" Corker said.

Bob, That would be true if the people wanted 20,000 border agents, but they don't want 20,000 border agents, they want secure borders. And secure borders are exactly what you worked with liberal NY Senator Chuck Schumer to defeat.

45 posted on 06/30/2013 8:26:23 PM PDT by RJL (There's no greed like the greed of a liberal politician buying votes with your money.)
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“Man, this Corker guy is in his own league of stupid. He must have fallen out of the RINO nest and hit every branch on the way down.”

There were a number of Tennessee Freepers who warned us about Bob Corker back when he was running in the GOP US Senate primary in 2006.

if you want to know more about who Bob Corker is/was, Wikipedia has a surprisingly even-handed article about him. Here’s the link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Corker

His voting record, while leaning towards the conservative side, could be a lot better.


46 posted on 06/30/2013 9:06:04 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: montag813; Segovia
Too bad Tea Party Nation and Express are just fundraising groups who stayed out of this fight until the last minute. DO NOT GIVE THEM A PENNY! Only Jenny Beth Martin and Tea Party Patriots are the legit group who fought early and strong while shysters like Phillips stayed silent.

The Tea Party Express was inspired to form by a Tea Party organized and put on by Free Republic dot com on February 27, 2009 (inspired by Santelli's rant on CNBC), the website you are posting on.

We had a very successful tea party on the Capitol steps in Sacramento, and I went to the office of Our Country Deserves Better PAC and invited them to come to the tea party about an hour before it started.

One of the speakers for OCDBPAC was the MC (at my invitation) and many of those later part of The Tea Party Express were at the tea party put on by FR

On the same day, Feb 27, the Tea Party Patriots organized a few dozen other tea parties across the country.

Mark Meckler, one of the founders of TPP--along with the other founders Jenny Beth Martin and Amy Kremer (they were NOT at this FR Tea Party, just included them for informational purposes)--Mark was at our FR tea party but had NOTHING to do with organizing it.

A few months later, I saw an interview with Meckler for a paper and in the interview he stated that HE had organized and put on the Tea Party that FR put on in Sacramento, CA on Feb 27.

Amy Kremer left the TPP and joined the TPX as spokesperson and was on many nationwide tours (along with myself and sometimes Jim Robinson, the owner and creator of Free Republic.)

This incurred the rath of Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin as they did not want any competition so that THEY could be seen as THE tea party, and them selves as leaders of the ENTIRE TPM.

Mark Meckler eventually left the TPP and also was arrested for illegally having a gun in New York.

When a group put on a Tea Party in Wash DC on a day when TPP also had an event, Jenny Beth Martin came over to the other Tea Party with an electronic bullhorn and told the people to come over to their event. No one went, the tea party they had organized was doing just fine and didn't need to go up TPP's event attendance. SOP for TPP.

Speaking of Tea Party Nation, Sarah Palin headlined the first-ever Tea Party Convention in Feb of 2010, put on by Phillips and the TPN.

montag813, if anyone is a shyster, it is Meckler and Martin, and now you for posting misinformation and bad mouthing real Tea Party people and organizations.

The "express" et al are a bunch of people looking to cash in on the work and dedication of the Tea Party Patriots.--Segovia
Quite the opposite, in fact COMPLETELY the opposite.

Get your facts straight, or actually use some facts instead of just badmouthing others with misinformation.

47 posted on 07/01/2013 3:44:41 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro

That’s some terrific information and background, Syncro. It seemed weird to read anyone saying that the TPX was other than first rate in their dedication and activism. I’ve never read or heard anything about the TPX that was other than completely positive. I was also aware, mostly from your posts over the years, of there being some connections between TPX and FR. That in itself tells me most of what I need to know. Thanks for the info!


48 posted on 07/01/2013 4:46:46 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: lonevoice

You’re welcome lonevoice, thanks for the post!

Notice the “crickets” I got with my posts to those that post short statements full of disinformation?

There is no comeback when you post the truth.

Posters like that just hope no one questions them so their statements will seem to be accepted as true, when they are just sycophantic delusions.

The TPX actually tried to work with the TPP, but it was impossible as they had to be kowtowed to by all other tea party groups and members.

At the beginning of, I believe, the first Tea Party Express National Bus Tour, they had a permit for a Tea Party Rally to jumpstart the tour in Sacramento, CA.

The TPP got involved and were so persistent that TPX gave the permit to them and they took over the rally.

It turned out fine anyway and after the rally off we went!


49 posted on 07/03/2013 10:45:37 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: lonevoice

Ha, I like your tagline!

I do that every day too...


50 posted on 07/03/2013 10:46:35 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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