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Could It Be Condi for VP?
The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 11 July 2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 07/11/2012 5:18:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java

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RUSH: I've been thinking about something. There's a story I had in the Stack. I didn't get to this yesterday. It's a Reuters story, "Romney May Name Running Mate Early in Election Race." There have been names floating on this. There's Bob Portman in Ohio. There's Marco Rubio, who continually says it isn't gonna be him. Bobby Jindal. Governor Christie -- who may be talking himself out of it, if he was in there, but he's openly said that he would take it.

Well, he's openly said that he would seriously consider it. There are a number of names. Tim Pawlenty is considered one of the front-runners. So today Romney goes to the NAALCP convention. One of the names that is also on this list that shows up now and then but not in every story about it, is Condoleezza Rice. Now, I don't have any idea who Romney's gonna choose, but when I saw this story yesterday, "Romney May Name Running Mate Early in Election Race," I thought, "Why?"

This is awful early to name a VP.

Of course, the Reuters headline says "may name." But it's a fairly lengthy story about what the advantages in doing so could be, and they list the people that are possible. It mentions here, "Romney is also considering whether to name a woman, his wife, Ann, said." To the team of people that would select a running mate. And I've seen Condoleezza Rice's name mentioned off and on. Here goes Romney to the NAALCP. What are the odds that he would pick Condoleezza Rice next week, coming off of this speech to the NAALCP?

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You think zero? Why?

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Well, they all say they'll never do it! They all say they'll never do it. Every one of these people is saying that. Well, except Chris Christie. Paul Ryan's name is mention, and a lot of people look favorably at Paul Ryan. But, Rubio, for example, says, "There's no way I'm gonna do it!" They all say this. But then if they get the call, then this sense of duty overtakes them.

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What if I got the call? (laughing) I'd ask, "Are you sane?" You know what my answer would be? "I'm not gonna take the pay cut." But I'm just not oriented towards that. I'm not diplomatic enough to be in government in any way, shape, manner, or form. You remember who was the head of Obama's selection team? It was Caroline Kennedy. Yeah, it was. She was right in there. But you watch the reaction that regime will have no matter who Romney picks. No matter who he picks, the criticism is going to be profound.

Of course, when Obama chose Biden, there was no criticism. He chose a lunatic. He chose a plagiarist. And now the guy, Biden, is out there telling sex jokes. Did you hear about this? I think we've got it in the Stack here. Biden. Who was he talking to? Was it an Hispanic group? He was talking to some group of people about how small the house was where he grew up and how thin the walls were and how his parents managed to "get away with it" nevertheless.

I kid you not. (laughing) Honestly! It was La Raza. Biden was talking to La Raza. He said (paraphrased), "We had all the ingredients: Small room, thin walls. You know, just like you." We do have the sound bite. Somebody tell me what number it is. I know it's there. Yeah, number eleven. Here it is. This is yesterday Las Vegas at the National Council of La Raza Luncheon.

BIDEN: I was raised in a... No Horatio Alger story, a normal story. A three-bedroom house, split level, in a new development, in the mid-fifties in Delaware. Those walls were awful thin. I wonder how the hell my parents did it, but that's a different story.

AUDIENCE: (laughter)

BIDEN: I know you don't know anything about that!

AUDIENCE: (laughter)

BIDEN: I know none of you in your families have done the same thing!

RUSH: So here he is talking to the Hispanics saying (paraphrased), "Look, I grew up just like you did: A whole bunch of people in a cheap house with thin walls, and I don't know how my parents did it. I know none of you in your families have done the same thing." He's trying to share a commonality with 'em. (interruption) Snerdley, a lot of people think about their parents doing it, and they can't visualize it. But nobody talks about it! Certainly not vice presidents!

They don't go to groups, particularly La Raza, and say, "Yeah, yeah, yeah! Remember the car you came here in? Well, it's like the house you lived in. Well, it was the same for me, and I tell you: All of us were packed in there like sardines and the walls were very thin, and I don't know how my parents got away with it!" You know, if Romney chooses Condoleezza Rice, we're not gonna get anything like that from her as vice president. I was at the Horatio Alger dinner where she was inducted into the society a couple years ago.

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To: CharlotteVRWC

I cannot imagine she wants the job or would accept it if offered. She is an academic and policy wonk and quite happily esconced in the luxurious surroundings of Stanford. Probably has had quite enough of dealing with double digit IQ politicians (NOT referring to either President Bush of whom she has always seemed sincerely fond of and loyal towards). But to go back to having to sit across a baize table from and be questioned by imbeciles like Shiela Jackson-Lee and the D.C. press corps? F*** that!


51 posted on 07/11/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Perdogg

Wow, she seems pretty awesome!

Would really cut into Obama’s Hispanic support.

As for Condi, she is pro-abortion.


52 posted on 07/11/2012 6:44:19 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: COBOL2Java

RINO^2


53 posted on 07/11/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: COBOL2Java

Not just no. Hell no. She is from the Colin Powell wing of the Republican party. Meaning she’s a liberal who might vote for a Republican.

Is Dick Cheney available?


54 posted on 07/11/2012 6:46:36 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: al baby

Just as I thought, no proof! You know, some people might believe you, so it is best to end your unbelievable asinine comment with a sarcasm tag, so you are not misunderstood by the gullible!


55 posted on 07/11/2012 6:49:48 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: COBOL2Java

In Joe Biden’s mind, he’s a big f**kin’ deal.


56 posted on 07/11/2012 6:50:32 PM PDT by citizen (It's no longer Obamacare. It's Robertscare now. He wanted it, he bought it, he owns it.)
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To: IrishPennant
We don’t need a concert pianist (much funner to say than to type...go ahead - say peeanist...doesn’t that make you giggle just a little?) in the Naval Observatory. We need a foreign expert.

Uh, you don't seem to know much about Condoleeza Rice. Yes, she's a very accomplished musician, but she also has a lot of foreign policy experience. She was the National Security Advisor in the first George W. Bush administration, and Secretary of State in the 2nd.

Before joining the Bush administration, she was Provost of Stanford University, and after serving, she went back to teaching there, and now is Director of the Global Center for Business and the Economy.

57 posted on 07/11/2012 6:52:31 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Perdogg

Susana Martinez is a perfect pick.


58 posted on 07/11/2012 6:55:40 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: COBOL2Java

Condi is a flaming RINO.... like a good democrat if that was even possible..


59 posted on 07/11/2012 6:56:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: COBOL2Java

Knowing Romney he will probably pick Mark Crockett or Orin Hatch............................................


60 posted on 07/11/2012 6:56:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: CharlotteVRWC
"I read an article last week where Ms. Rice said there was no way she wanted to be vice president."

Good!! She's a RINO - just like Romney.

61 posted on 07/11/2012 7:00:19 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Perdogg

Are there any cons against Martinez, except maybe her lack of experience, and I am not too sure that is a negative? She sure is likable, reading your list.


62 posted on 07/11/2012 7:00:26 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

63 posted on 07/11/2012 7:00:40 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: rawhide

Just had another thought. I know amazing huh ! You got any proof she didn’t Just as I thought. Nope


64 posted on 07/11/2012 7:03:12 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby
I could see her taking the number 2 spot yet still voting for Obama like she did last time.

what proof do you have that she voted for Obama?

65 posted on 07/11/2012 7:05:13 PM PDT by Labyrinthos (RE)
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To: SuziQ

All due respect, SQ, I worked for her...


66 posted on 07/11/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: COBOL2Java

She would be the worst choice. It’s going to be Rubio.


67 posted on 07/11/2012 7:14:21 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Labyrinthos

What proof do you have that she didn’t ?


68 posted on 07/11/2012 7:24:15 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: COBOL2Java

Rice is too much Liberal Globalist for me....but she is a better choice than La Raza Rubio, by far.

Her selection would pull in some moderate independents.....much more potential voters than the fantasy hispanics people claim Rubio would bring in with his “Amnesty Agenda”


69 posted on 07/11/2012 7:37:57 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Romney has foreign assets.....Obama has foreign birth certifcates)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yawn - - -


70 posted on 07/11/2012 7:57:26 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: IrishPennant

If you were being sarcastic, in your original post, why not put an /s after your post to clue the rest of us in?


71 posted on 07/11/2012 8:03:24 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: COBOL2Java

You know, I don’t yet know exactly what I’m going to do in the voting booth in November, but if Romney (assuming a miracle doesn’t occur at the Convention to deny him the nomination) picks Rice I don’t think I’d be able to vote for him no matter how tightly I pinched my nose.


72 posted on 07/11/2012 8:06:46 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: RoosterRedux; All

Romney needs a “pit bull” not a policy “wonk”.

EXACTLY!!!

While a pit bull might tend to overshadow Mitt - I still think it would be better for the VP to be a pit bull.

As for Condi ..?? I think that would be a terrible choice. The first words out of the left’s mouth would be - “BUSH”. They hate anybody who was a part of the Bush admin.

Secondly, Condi is considered to be “moderate” (too wishy-washy) and definitely pro-abortion. That means the right (of which I am a part) would not be happy with that choice.

I like Rubio (straight talker - doesn’t mince words - knows what he believes without a teleprompter, etc. While he’s a bit young .. he’d have at least 4 yrs to gain experience, and most likely 8 yrs). Also, Rubio knows his way around the Congress (which Romney doesn’t). Hannity did a great interview of him for the show’s full hour - if you missed it - I think it’s still available at Fox or Hannity.com.

I like Christie’s spunk - but he’s a bit rude for my taste .. even though a few people in DC need to be told off more than a couple of times.

The only other one I really like is Paul Ryan. I thought he was President material the first time I heard him speak.

Pawlenty and Porter are good guys, but they’re milk-toast .. and that’s not what we need right now.


73 posted on 07/11/2012 8:14:39 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt

Sarah Palin. :D

Just saying.


74 posted on 07/11/2012 8:17:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

None of them have the guts!


75 posted on 07/11/2012 8:20:18 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: COBOL2Java

NO!!!


76 posted on 07/11/2012 8:21:51 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Mountain Mary
"I’m depresssed after listening to Jerry Doyle today who says that there isn’t a bat’s chance in h#ll of the GOP repealing Obamster-care..."

For one thing, the Senate would never approve the repeal as long as the dims control the Senate.

For another, freebies have never been repealed.

The best we can hope for is a rollback.

77 posted on 07/11/2012 8:31:16 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Condi Rice is another in the line of pro-abortion, pro-gay agenda Rinos.

Her selection means only one thing: Mitt Romney intends to move sharply left and fight Obama for the liberal vote.


78 posted on 07/11/2012 8:33:17 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: SeminoleCounty; Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj
>> Rice is too much Liberal Globalist for me....but she is a better choice than La Raza Rubio, by far. Her selection would pull in some moderate independents.....much more potential voters than the fantasy hispanics people claim Rubio would bring in with his “Amnesty Agenda” <<

Rice is just as La Raza friendly as Rubio is (she sucked up to Mexico and their open border agenda when she was SOS), and she's well to the LEFT of Rubio on other issues like abortion and Israel. In fact, I would argue she's to the left of Romney. I don't see your argument... Rubio's bad because his fan club promotes him with their fantasy about Hispanics voting Republican, but it's okay for Rice's fan club to promote her because of their fantasy we can trump Obama with a black female? She'll pull moderates and independents? Did her fan club miss the primary when Mitt "I was an independent during Reagan/Bush" won? You don't "balance" the ticket with another RINO. If she was a white male with the same horrid track record as Bush's SOS, nobody would give her the time of day.

I don't trust Rubio because I think he sell us out on immigration. But I KNOW Rice will, and if she's Romney's running mate I'm voting third party (I'm in a "safe Obama" state so it's not like my vote matters)

Rice is on my UNACCEPTABLE list along with other RINOs like Gov. Fortuno of Puerto Rico. Not just no, hell no.

79 posted on 07/11/2012 8:43:41 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: COBOL2Java

That would not be the best choice. Allen West would be best.


80 posted on 07/11/2012 8:46:13 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Labyrinthos
>> what proof do you have that she voted for Obama? << <<

"The American people are wise in wanting change"
--- Condi Rice, Dec 8, 2008

Sure doesn't sound like she was upset with 0's victory to me.

81 posted on 07/11/2012 8:49:41 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: SeminoleCounty; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA
Rice is too much Liberal Globalist for me....but she is a better choice than La Raza Rubio, by far.

Like hell she is FRiend. Last time I checked Rubes wasn't a pro-abortion social liberal. And I'm sure she has the Bush position on immigration, to the left of "La Raza Rubio's" (come on).

She is easily the worst person who's name has been seriously mentioned.

82 posted on 07/11/2012 8:52:03 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: COBOL2Java

On the heels of speaking to the NAACP, he names Condi? Well if they that is the logic why not Allen West, Thomas Sowell, J.c Watts....


83 posted on 07/11/2012 8:52:12 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Rice-a-Romney: The Washington, DC treat!

That's a honking hoot.

Romney with a Bush connection?

The GOP is capable of anything but conservatism.

84 posted on 07/11/2012 8:52:16 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BillyBoy

Looks like Gary Johnson is only third party choice in IL so far.


85 posted on 07/11/2012 8:55:16 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Romney knows only one person can gain the trust of the silent American voters.


86 posted on 07/11/2012 8:56:00 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Rice is farther left than Colin Powell.


87 posted on 07/11/2012 8:58:50 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: dainbramaged

I agree. Even not considering that aspect, it’s still a NO for me.


88 posted on 07/11/2012 8:59:57 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Election 2012- Epic Fail candidate vs Epic Fail President!)
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To: JewishRighter
"Is Dick Cheney available? "

Hey, he's got a new heart- I'm all for Cheney for President, romney for VP.

89 posted on 07/11/2012 9:08:19 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Election 2012- Epic Fail candidate vs Epic Fail President!)
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To: rawhide
All evidence suggests that Condi voted for Obama. Her disgusting, gushing praise of Obama's election should be all the proof you need.

Racial Tribalism: Even Condoleeza Rice can't make it look good.

WASHINGTON -- An emotional Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reveled Wednesday in Barack Obama's election, calling it an "extraordinary step forward" for the nation.

A child of the segregated deep South who became the highest-ranking African-American woman ever in American government and was once considered a potential Republican presidential nominee, Rice called the Democratic president-elect "inspirational" and said his victory was proof of America's promise.

"This was an exercise in American democracy of which Americans across the political spectrum are justifiably proud," she said.

"As an African-American, I'm especially proud," said Rice, her eyes glistening with emotion, "because this is a country that's been through a long journey, in terms of overcoming wounds and making race" less of a factor in life. "That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an extraordinary step forward."

90 posted on 07/11/2012 9:16:14 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Allen West would be best.

and....it rhymes too.


91 posted on 07/11/2012 9:49:08 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Eye of Unk
John McCain

Like we say in MN "It's his turn".ala Norm Colman"

92 posted on 07/11/2012 9:55:02 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: dragnet2

Dems are Left-wing Leftists and the Pubbies are Right-Wing Leftists.


93 posted on 07/11/2012 10:11:42 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: Perdogg

# 100

Unknown


94 posted on 07/11/2012 10:23:10 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Smart?! If she voted for Obama, she is a fool.


95 posted on 07/11/2012 10:34:19 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: COBOL2Java

That would quickly junk the vote. She has a very anti-Israel record, BTW.


96 posted on 07/11/2012 10:57:50 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: CyberAnt
Re: pit bulls...Romney's choice really MUST be Rubio, Christy, or Ryan.

They are the only ones who can and will give Obama the slap he so dearly deserves (Newt would do it, but Romney would never pick Newt).

97 posted on 07/12/2012 4:15:24 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: COBOL2Java

The only one who would be a worse pick than Rice would be Jebbie.


98 posted on 07/12/2012 5:02:14 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: COBOL2Java

No, It will be Mitt and Marco.


99 posted on 07/12/2012 5:44:20 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: I see my hands

In other words (sorry if that peeves you), you can’t back up your statement.


100 posted on 07/12/2012 5:48:45 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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