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How does one justify a vote for Romney?
www.freerepublic.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | NoRedTape

Posted on 05/02/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT by NoRedTape

With the foisted increased possibility of Mittens buying becoming the Nominee, can you actually justify voting for him in the general election?

This is what I am truly curious to find out.

Virgil Goode info" http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com/

Gary Johnson info: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/about

Personally, at this moment, I simply cannot vote for Romney under any circumstance. I am also convinced that if Romney runs against Obama, Romney will lose massively.

I'd really be interested in your feedback, especially in terms of how you potentially plan to justify voting for Romney if he indeed becomes the Nominee.

Thank you,

NRT

 

 

 


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To: pgkdan

Mormonism is odd, but not evil. Meet a few dozen Mormons and find a bad one, I dare you.

Socialism is evil. Romney should be defeated because he is the lesser “Me Too!!” Socialist, not because of the oddity of his religion.


101 posted on 05/02/2012 12:58:18 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Neither is not an option


102 posted on 05/02/2012 12:58:24 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: pgkdan

I am truly disgusted by all the mormon bashing from these so-called Christians.
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and all the Christian bashing from the Mormons...

Does that disgust you also ???

or are you anti-Christian too...


103 posted on 05/02/2012 12:59:49 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NoRedTape

I will not be voting for him. He is a liberal dem pretending to be a conservative. The last election was the last straw. I have been getting calls about him and I do not answer the phone. Enough already


104 posted on 05/02/2012 1:01:47 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: NoRedTape

Choose the lesser of two evils.


105 posted on 05/02/2012 1:01:47 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: cripplecreek
I think Romney’s best hope is that lots of liberals vote for him. His primary wins came in Obama strongholds so let him continue to count on their support. He made it clear he didn’t want mine.

He's counting on it. And frighteningly, there are enough disaffected socialists out there who think that Obama hasn't been liberal enough that Romney could conceivably get a big number of their votes. And I think many of them are well aware of the damage Mitt Romney can do to the GOP--they like the sound of that very much.

The fact that Jimmy Carter spoke highly of Romney should set off the alarm siren for perceptive conservatives. Romney's candidacy is not just about winning the presidency--it's about destroying the Republican party as a vehicle for conservatism.
106 posted on 05/02/2012 1:02:47 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: NoRedTape

ABO. It’s time to rid the country of a race baitng divisive hate monger.


107 posted on 05/02/2012 1:03:16 PM PDT by fml
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To: pgkdan

Mormonism is odd, but not evil. Meet a few dozen Mormons and find a bad one, I dare you.

Socialism is evil. Romney should be defeated because he is the lesser “Me Too!!” Socialist, not because of the oddity of his religion.


108 posted on 05/02/2012 1:03:16 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: NoRedTape
Some of us are not shut ins, cranks, keyboard commandos, we have real world responsibilities. We cannot afford another 4 years of this disaster called Obama. I would crawl over flaming coals to vote Romney to get rid of the Dog Eater.
109 posted on 05/02/2012 1:04:03 PM PDT by gusty
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To: kidd
"Not voting for Romney is easy to do if you are in a deep blue or a deep red state. I’m in Connecticut, you’re in California - our votes will do nothing to keep Obama from gaining the electoral votes from our states. Your question should be directed at purple states, in particular FL, PA, OH, MI, CO, NM, NC, VA, MN, WI"

Very true. Thank you.

110 posted on 05/02/2012 1:04:31 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape
I'm just curious if or how a Romney vote could be justified to a GOP voter.

That's BS and I'll say it to your face.

You know the overwhelming reason so many here are going to hold their nose and vote for Romney. It's been stated over and over again and for good logical reason.

You are not curious at all. You are either a deep cover Obama supporter trying to create division, or you are trying to convince others to let Obama get re-elected and send the GOP a message. Your premise for posting this whole piece if deceptive at best and a lie at worst.

I pride myself on being very objective and intellectually honest to a fault. Like all at FR, I am frustrated and angry that we will face another election cycle with crappy representation. But I am humble enough to swallow my pride, take this hill, try and win this battle so that we may continue to fight battles in the future.

Take a swing at intellectual honesty. Next time you post a vanity clip, try just stating your opinion and work on convincing others to join you.

111 posted on 05/02/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: cpdiii
That is an easy one. Romney is not a Marxist totalitarian, law breaking thug. Nor is he a liar and he is a patriot.

LOL. Spoken like a truly delusional human being.
112 posted on 05/02/2012 1:07:03 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: TheRhinelander
Someone else here said it quite well, a vote fora third party candidate elects Democrats. We can no longer afford it.

The problem is... the nomination of Romney seals the deal for Obama. Romney brings nothing to the fight other than his NOT being Obama. That isn't going to be nearly enough to get Mittens over the top.

113 posted on 05/02/2012 1:07:07 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: Ben Mugged

Thanks Ben. Well put.


114 posted on 05/02/2012 1:07:24 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: pgkdan
It's disgusting isn't it?! It's like they left the cages open and the animals are roaming.
115 posted on 05/02/2012 1:07:37 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: NoRedTape

ABO for me


116 posted on 05/02/2012 1:07:52 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mnehring

Bump. Big time.


117 posted on 05/02/2012 1:08:28 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cranked
With the two jackass you have named, apparently, you, as with a crapload of others here, want the Obama-Idiot-King for another four years.... =.=

With the jackass sitting atop the GOP now, the Obama-Idiot-King is GUARANTEED another four years.

118 posted on 05/02/2012 1:09:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: houeto
“Are you mormon? If not, you do realize that Romney believes your religion to be an abomination, right? Would that make him a religious bigot?”

No it would not because that is not true. I know Mormons and they don't go around attacking other religions like you so called southern white trash Christians do. It really gives the south a bad name that you people exist.

119 posted on 05/02/2012 1:10:32 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: NoRedTape
ABO is why I'm going to vote for the GOP candidate, whomever it is, period. Any write-in, stay at home, OTHER, etc. vote is a vote for Obama. Circular reasoning, until a more moderate or conservative cabal gets to the positions of power in the GOP, we play with the cards we are dealt. ANYTHING would be better than O & Co. to think, or act, otherwise is foolish, IMO.

Romney may not be my first choice in the primary, but when the primary is over, then whoever it is, gets my vote.

It's not rocket scientistry (sic) to figure this out, it's actually counter productive to do anything else. IMO.

120 posted on 05/02/2012 1:10:57 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: thefoundersrock
This post kinda makes you wonder if there are infiltrators in our midst...

Really now... have you posed that thought to JimRob, who has said he absolutely refuses to vote for Romney under any circumstance?

121 posted on 05/02/2012 1:12:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: houeto
Are you mormon? If not, you do realize that Romney believes your religion to be an abomination, right? Would that make him a religious bigot?

Since I am against name calling, I will not call you an asshat for suggesting that you know anything about what an individual that you never met believes about someone elses religion that you also do not know.

Now I'm really pissed that you put me in a position that requires me, as a Christian, to defend Romney. But I still won't call you any names.

122 posted on 05/02/2012 1:13:32 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: NoRedTape
obama is a marxist muslim........Romney is a liberal Republican Mormon. No contest, I'll take Romney.
123 posted on 05/02/2012 1:13:54 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: NoRedTape

Virgil Goode or Gary Johnson? Are you serious? THey will get fewer votes than Perot, but votes for them will have the same effect... they will elect Obama to a second term to finish the job of destroying this country. Before you go on about how if we elect conservatives to congress we can control him, look at how well congress has kept him in check so far... they haven’t. He ignores them. He makes recess appointments when there is no recess. He gives the PA $192M when congress has frozen all funds for the PA.

I hate that Romney will be our nominee. But its either vote for Romney or we get Obama to finish the job. For all those who say Romney and Obama are the same, get your heads out of your butts. They are not. Romney may be too liberal for most of us, but he does not hate America. The job we have now is to defeat Obama. Maybe Romney is just a 100MPH train towards the cliff, but thats still better than the 600MPH bullet train to the cliff that is Obama.

In November I will vote against Obama. My vote will be reluctantly cast for Romney.


124 posted on 05/02/2012 1:15:00 PM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Actually I have an interesting, and related question for readers of this thread:

1) Did you vote for Perot in 1992? (I'm sure a lot of current FReepers did)

2) If so, do you regret doing so?

125 posted on 05/02/2012 1:15:03 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Tennessee Nana

LOL. Do you really think blacks are going to vote GOP? Is that the best you have? Blacks vote over 90% democrat and always will.


126 posted on 05/02/2012 1:15:11 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: Strategerist
1) Did you vote for Perot in 1992? (I'm sure a lot of current FReepers did)

Don't really think very highly of FReepers do you?

127 posted on 05/02/2012 1:19:41 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: NoRedTape

Well, I think there’s one thing nearly all of us can agree on... the GOP has done a masterful job of ****ing up what was once a promising opportunity to unseat Obama. Instead, it’s set conservative vs. conservative, GOPer vs. GOPer, etc.

Remember those early GOP debates last year in which ideas and positivity ruled the day? Then came Romney, who proceeded to poison the waters and nothing was ever the same again.

This all could’ve gone SO damned much better had that evil bastard Romney stayed on the sidelines.

Thanks, Mitt. Well, you got your nefarious wish, didn’t you???


128 posted on 05/02/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: NoRedTape

“We will stand up in this election to bring about the change that won’t just win an election, but will transform America,” he said wrapping up the speech of nearly 30 minutes.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Obama-We-ll-transform-America-1258474.php#ixzz1tkHiaPCp

Voting for Mitt stops Obama’s transformation of America.

And, I trust Sarah Palin and Dick Cheny’s experience , judgment and morales.

Both support Mitt and are not GOPe or RINO’s.


129 posted on 05/02/2012 1:21:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin,Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry,Rush: Anyone but Obama,because I trust their judgment.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Nixon was the RINO of his day and Reagan had to think twice before endorsing him.

In 72, conservatives were even MORE upset with Nixon and the ACU pulled their support. Reagan, smartly, did not make enemies in the GOP and eventually supported Nixon again.

I want to punish Obama more than I want to punish the GOP.


130 posted on 05/02/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: HwyChile

and theres a lot of people who dont like racists and bigots who wont vote for him either...


131 posted on 05/02/2012 1:23:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NoRedTape

How does one justify helping Obama stay in power?


132 posted on 05/02/2012 1:25:11 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin,Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry,Rush: Anyone but Obama,because I trust their judgment.)
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To: ScottinVA
the GOP has done a masterful job of ****ing up what was once a promising opportunity to unseat Obama

What did the conservative wing of the GOP offer? Nothing. A bunch of clowns. Possibly they could have found someone solidly conservative but the conservatives flew around backing losers and nitwits. If you want to blame the GOP then you're also blaming the conservatives within the GOP. Or maybe it's no one's fault that in 2012 there's just no solid conservative of any stature who wants to be president.

133 posted on 05/02/2012 1:27:19 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: NoRedTape

Not even a question for me. Either you are actively voting in a way that gets Barack Obama out of office, or you aren’t. All the rationales, reasonings, justifications, holier-than-thou explanations are fine, but if they don’t result in getting Barack Hussein Obama out of office, YOU’VE KEPT HIM IN. Live with yourself.


134 posted on 05/02/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: bkepley; Strategerist

You would be surprised (or not)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1103140/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2750316/posts

..and on and on and on...

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Afreerepublic.com+I+voted+for+Perot&hl=en&gbv=2&gs_l=hp.3...1016.8469.0.8813.45.10.1.22.0.0.891.1422.5-1j1.2.0...0.0.nQQ0xbnzMtU&oq=site%3Afreerepublic.com+I+voted+for+Perot&aq=f&aqi=&aql=


135 posted on 05/02/2012 1:27:55 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: NoRedTape

I will walk into the booth and vote for all candidates who:

Don’t favor killing babies, or paying for others to kill babies
Don’t favor the erosion of marriage, or support gay marriage
Don’t favor government power through mandates

Are conservatives who:

Favor smaller and limited government
Favor lower taxes
Favor the preservation of liberty
Favor sound money
Favor lower debt

Starting with the top of the ticket, I vote for candidates who meet these criteria.

If I see a choice between two candidates who are abortion loving, gay marriage loving,
government loving liberals, I will move to the next race.


136 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:37 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: NoRedTape

It feels so good when I stop............

137 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:38 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: RayBob

but he does not hate America
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This seems to be a mantra of the MittBots this time..

a sole final talking point

is it suppose to convince the relutant ???

To shut us up ???

OK lay them out...

the proofs that the TWO Time draft doger Willard Mitt Romney does not hat America...

Is “does not hate America the same as “loves America” ???


138 posted on 05/02/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NoRedTape

I’m in no hurry and there is no reason to rush to a decision and one that I don’t need to justify to anyone. I don’t know much about Virgil Goode except he is conservative and will not win. Gary Johnson is a liberal and possibly a libertine as well and I’ve seen photos of him campaigning at the legalize marijauna rallies and not at Tea Party events or anywhere else so I have an idea of what’s important to him and he won’t win. I don’t think Romney can beat obama and I’m not really sure he would be much better if he did. Liberal vs. socialist appointees won’t make any difference in the courts and I don’t see any commitment from him to actually reduce the size of government or reduce spending. I’ll do what has to be done when the time comes to do it but I’m damn sure it’s going to be nothing I’ll be proud of.


139 posted on 05/02/2012 1:30:01 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Tennessee Nana
The smart people understand that there are only two choices and will vote the only option to Obama. Romney was my least favorite candidate but he is the only option now. I am smart enough to accept that fact.
140 posted on 05/02/2012 1:32:13 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: D-fendr

That’s a great picture.Mind if I steal for use here on those “I’ll cut out my own liver before I’ll vote for Romney” threads?


141 posted on 05/02/2012 1:32:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: mnehring

Great post. Thank you.


142 posted on 05/02/2012 1:32:39 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape

Well, I’m convinced. The choice having been made crystal clear. I’m voting for Barack Obama. Forward!


143 posted on 05/02/2012 1:32:56 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: HwyChile

Stop being so logical! :)


144 posted on 05/02/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: freeangel

I agree with your post. And voting for Romney, just lets the GOP keep thinking we are “all in” with what they are pushing. Writing in someone else, skipping the box for President, or otherwise NOT voting for Mitt, are at least options that provide feedback to the GOP that we are NOT in for Mitt.


145 posted on 05/02/2012 1:34:52 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Strategerist

I didn’t vote that election. I thought Perot dropped out of the race before the election.


146 posted on 05/02/2012 1:35:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NoRedTape

Easy. Assuming you are a conservative it looks like you have two options:

1. Vote for Romney and hope to slow this train down the hill and try to pull us back from the cliff by working hard every election cycle to get true conservatives elected. Never quit. Never rest. Never give up.

2. Vote for Obama in the hopes that his re-election pushes us over the cliff in to armed rebellion hoping that after many many deaths this nation comes out better on the other side.

and don’t kid yourself... A vote for Ron Paul or any one else is a vote for Obama and option #2.

I am voting #1 but I am prepared for #2!


147 posted on 05/02/2012 1:35:55 PM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Simple, then, Nana... just vote for Obama! By your screen name, I assume that you have children and grandchildren. Do you want this country to be around for them? Its that simple, really. Obama will destroy this country. That is his mission. I don’t like Romney. My first choice was Perry, then it was Newt. The only choice now is to either vote for Romney (even if its really a vote against Obama) or vote for Obama. Staying home and not voting is a vote for Obama. Voting for some fringe candidate is voting for Obama.

Or maybe you are one of those FR nutjobs who thinks that Obama getting in will lead to a new revolution or a restoration of the republic.

Its your choice. It comes down to this: Romney or Obama. I’d rather have Romney than Obama... and in 2016, we can hold his feet to the fire. Or we can have Obama and 2016 won’t even matter.


148 posted on 05/02/2012 1:36:52 PM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: NoRedTape
The primary purpose of the president is to oversee the operations of the executive branch of our government.

No, really!

149 posted on 05/02/2012 1:37:02 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: RIghtwardHo

Better to bury the country then piss off some conservatives? Romney in a heartbeat


150 posted on 05/02/2012 1:37:02 PM PDT by mimaw
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