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Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:01 PM

Maine GOP delegates walk out of convention, plan to boycott

Source: BDN

TAMPA, Fla. — Some of Maine’s delegates walked off the floor and intend to boycott the rest of the Republican National Convention after an effort failed Tuesday afternoon to overturn a ruling that removed half the state’s delegation pledged to support Ron Paul.

Members of the delegation unsuccessfully appealed to an RNC committee report that recommended splitting the state’s 20 delegates evenly between backers of Paul and those favoring Mitt Romney. Ten Paul delegates were removed and replaced by 10 for Romney.

Maine’s delegates wanted the full slate of Paul supporters reinstated, said Mark Willis, a newly elected state Republican committeeman and delegate who was among the 10 disqualified.

The convention opened Monday and was adjourned immediately due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/08/28/politics/maine-gop-delegates-threaten-to-boycott-convention-if-appeal-denied/




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Reply Maine GOP delegates walk out of convention, plan to boycott (Original post)
Maine-ah Aug 2012 OP
allan01 Aug 2012 #1
a geek named Bob Aug 2012 #2
obamanut2012 Aug 2012 #8
a geek named Bob Aug 2012 #12
a geek named Bob Aug 2012 #13
PatrynXX Aug 2012 #20
Dyedinthewoolliberal Aug 2012 #26
amuse bouche Aug 2012 #29
wordpix Aug 2012 #32
JHB Aug 2012 #37
Tunkamerica Aug 2012 #50
PotatoChip Aug 2012 #52
JHB Aug 2012 #54
a geek named Bob Aug 2012 #38
Posteritatis Aug 2012 #56
newspeak Aug 2012 #60
lib2DaBone Aug 2012 #3
tanyev Aug 2012 #4
Politicalboi Aug 2012 #5
caseymoz Aug 2012 #9
Maine-ah Aug 2012 #11
petronius Aug 2012 #23
Maine-ah Aug 2012 #51
Po_d Mainiac Aug 2012 #58
Myrina Aug 2012 #15
bluedigger Aug 2012 #24
shrdlu Aug 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #7
HockeyMom Aug 2012 #10
RBInMaine Aug 2012 #25
Cha Aug 2012 #27
dmallind Aug 2012 #57
newspeak Aug 2012 #61
HockeyMom Aug 2012 #63
caseymoz Aug 2012 #14
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #16
wordpix Aug 2012 #34
HooptieWagon Aug 2012 #48
progressivebydesign Aug 2012 #18
Blue_Tires Aug 2012 #53
JBoy Aug 2012 #17
WorseBeforeBetter Aug 2012 #19
Arkansas Granny Aug 2012 #21
Cha Aug 2012 #28
amuse bouche Aug 2012 #33
calimary Aug 2012 #41
newspeak Aug 2012 #62
Auntie Bush Aug 2012 #22
AsahinaKimi Aug 2012 #30
amuse bouche Aug 2012 #31
YellaDog1950 Aug 2012 #35
Amonester Aug 2012 #45
HooptieWagon Aug 2012 #49
MNBrewer Aug 2012 #36
Exen Trik Aug 2012 #39
calimary Aug 2012 #42
Exen Trik Aug 2012 #44
nauthiz Aug 2012 #40
calimary Aug 2012 #43
silvershadow Aug 2012 #46
Jamaal510 Aug 2012 #47
snooper2 Aug 2012 #55
and-justice-for-all Aug 2012 #59

Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:04 PM

1. re:Maine GOP delegates walk out of convention, plan to boycott View profile

the party is bolting . and the rnc isnt listening to the party. first texas . now maine . the phot is priceless . "the big stink " .

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:09 PM

2. sigh

 

I figured the party would fracture within 20 years...

Wasn't betting on it THIS quick...

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:20 PM

8. Why the sigh?

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:23 PM

12. I sighed because

 

Fractious break ups never end well.

At heart, I want as much peace as I can get, for everybody.

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:24 PM

13. Also...

 

Looooong ago, republicans were the good guys.

I hate to see what they've become.
(somebody in the GOP might as well order a shipping truck of jack boots.)

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:00 PM

20. thats usually Ron Paul fans

the last of the original republicans who followed the rules. and didn't make up rules.. and could actually get alone. Willard Paul , start of extreme's which will kill that party eventually. It's a minor party now.

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Response to a geek named Bob (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:38 PM

26. when was that?

that the Republicans were the good guys? Did we have electricity then?

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:09 PM

29. lol

My thought too

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #29)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:15 PM

32. in the days of Lincoln when he founded the party, that's when

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:39 PM

37. If you count telegraphs, I suppose...

Last edited Thu Aug 30, 2012, 06:37 AM - Edit history (2)

Originally they were considered the leftist party, the "Radical Republicans". Check out this 1860 political cartoon against them and play a drinking game with the teabagger tropes that are still with us:

Person enamored with charisma or celebrity: take a shot
Person who conservatives consider a sexual deviant: take a shot
Paired with an unpopular religion: take a shot and make it double: it's the Mormons!
Minority caricature wanting special rights: take a shot
Women's rights person hates men: take a shot
Collection of layabouts, foreigners, and thugs: chug, chug, chug!

And a candidate who will give the lot of them everything they want: just stick your head under the tap and have the whole barrel (beer, wine, whiskey, doesn't matter at this point)

The Republican Party going to the right House


Title: The Republican Party going to the right House
Creator(s): Currier & Ives.,
Related Names:
Maurer, Louis, 1832-1932 , artist
Date Created/Published: [New York] : Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y., c1860.
Medium: 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 24 x 40 cm.
Summary: Abraham Lincoln's supporters are portrayed as radicals and eccentrics of various stripes. The satire is loosely based on an anti-Fremont cartoon from the previous presidential race, "The Great Republican Reform Party" (no. 1856-22), also issued by Nathaniel Currier. Here Lincoln, sitting astride a wooden rail borne by Horace Greeley, leads his followers toward a lunatic asylum. Greeley instructs him, "Hold on to me Abe, and we'll go in here by the unanimous consent of the people." Lincoln exhorts his followers, "Now my friends I'm almost in, and the millennium is going to begin, so ask what you will and it shall be granted." At the head of the group is a bearded man, arm-in-arm with a woman and a Mormon. He claims to "represent the free love element, and expect to have free license to carry out its principles." The woman looks at Lincoln, saying "Oh! what a beautiful man he is, I feel a passionate attraction' every time I see his lovely face." The Mormon adds, "I want religion abolished and the book of Mormon made the standard of morality." They are followed by a dandified free black, who announces, "De white man hab no rights dat cullud pussons am bound to spect' I want dat understood." Behind him an aging suffragette says, "I want womans rights enforced, and man reduced in subjection to her authority." Next a ragged socialist or Fourierist, holding a liquor bottle, asserts, "I want everybody to have a share of everybody elses property." At the end of the group are three hooligans, one demanding "a hotel established by government, where people that aint inclined to work, can board free of expense, and be found in rum and tobacco." The second, a thief, wants "the right to examine every other citizen's pockets without interruption by Policemen." The last, an Irish street tough, says, "I want all the stations houses burned up, and the M.P.s killed, so that the bohoys can run with the machine and have a muss when they please."
Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-1990 (b&w film copy neg.)
Call Number: PGA - Currier & Ives--Republican Party going... (B size) [P&P]
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a05729/

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Response to JHB (Reply #37)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 05:05 AM

50. +1 how times have changed.

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Response to JHB (Reply #37)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:05 AM

52. This is fantastic!

I had never seen it before. An interesting piece of Americana.

The fact that it was published by the iconic Currier and Ives makes it even better.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #52)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:58 AM

54. I updated to add in the URL for it...

I'd intended to put that in but forgot.

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:44 PM

38. I think the last spark was Eisenhower

 

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:07 PM

56. The 1956 platform's particularly unoffensive, after taking the then-new Cold War into account. (nt)

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:27 AM

60. some of the old time republicans

are looking pretty liberal by today's standards (exclude the likes of fanatic mccarthy). The party has gone so far down the rabbit hole, they're starting to look like brownshirts; and to me, is not a good sign.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:10 PM

3. The Big Tent isn't very big.....

 

Had to Barf when Scott Walker got an ovation...

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:10 PM

4. Ouch!

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:10 PM

5. Hey Teabaggers

 

The clothes pin goes on the OUTSIDE of your nose assholes.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:21 PM

9. Thanks,


I thought it was some new message rather than "stink."

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:22 PM

11. actually...

putting them on the outside of your nose hurts after a while. The grooves built into clothes pins fits better on the inside, you can still breathe, and they still get their message across with out the pain.

As a fellow Maine-ah, I thought it was quite smart.

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Response to Maine-ah (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:13 PM

23. That's a very comprehensive and careful analysis! I always wondered what you

Maine-ahs did and talked about up there all winter - now I know...

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Response to petronius (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 06:53 AM

51. well...

it's either that or keeping each other warm Winters are long

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Response to Maine-ah (Reply #51)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:55 PM

58. Huh?

I thought we sat around and laughed at what the rest of the country called winter..Ah those lovely months without black/deer flies.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:26 PM

15. Even disgruntled Republicans can't get their protest-accessories right!!

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:19 PM

24. It's called a symbolic protest.

I think they made their point pretty well.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:14 PM

6. As Maine goes, so goes the nation...

One can hope...

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:18 PM

7. GO MAINE GO!!!!

 

Damn, there will be fireworks.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:22 PM

10. My daughter went to USM

We lived in NY. I love Maine and their citizens. Even for a Republican, Maine lost when Snow resigned.

Wonderful state and great people of Maine.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:20 PM

25. Ah, Snowe who toed the GOP line 80-90% of the time. Not really a "moderate". Just sounded sane.

 

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #25)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:52 PM

27. Right... Hopefully, Maine

will gain with a brand new Senator. King is it?

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:07 PM

57. Funny - Dems who vote party line 80-90% here are called Republican plants, traitors, fascists, etc

But Republicans who do the same are still Republicans, and not even moderate ones?

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #25)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:32 AM

61. yeah, the thing is snowe and chaffee actually sounded sane

maybe the repugs could name their new party the "supply side jaysus corporatist party." corporations over people, any global corporation will do.

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Response to newspeak (Reply #61)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 06:43 PM

63. Well, I am an old woman

in comparison to what the Republican Party is today, Snow, Collins, and Chafee were the remnants of any sanity, and bi-partisanship, left in their party.

The up and coming Ryans are the extreme and offer no hope at all of working ANYTHING out.





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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:26 PM

14. Teabilly dumb.


It's not like Ron Paul has a chance there anyway. The committee might as well have given them Maine, and when faced with the loss of delegates, the rest might have well have stayed.

Just goes to show how well Repubs deal with disagreement, so consistent from the party of obstruction and gridlock.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:39 PM

16. For the delegates it's the lack of respect.

I get why they're upset, I even agree with them on this issue.

Like you said, it wouldn't have cost the GOP anything in the long run. This was a stupid display of power on their part.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:19 PM

34. however, GOP stands for Grand Oligarchy Power so a display is what they do

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 03:45 AM

48. Exactly. It was a needless act.

 

Romney has enough votes to secure the nomination, it was totally unnecessary to disrespect the Paul delegates. That arrogant move could cost Romney the election.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:43 PM

18. several other States has more Paul delegates, and were shut down.

that party is in a world of hurt. They're fractionalized by old school republicans, teaparty, Ron Paul, and the hard core libertarians. I think that the more traditional Conservatives, would run screaming from that band of losers.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:10 AM

53. I've been amused at how hard the libertarians have tried to co-opt the GOP platform

instead of working with their own, real party...

Then they have the stones to be shocked when the GOP isn't "libertarian" enough for them

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:41 PM

17. These people have a weird habit of putting things on their faces:

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Response to JBoy (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:50 PM

19. Ugh, I still have a visceral reaction to that purple band-aid woman. (n/t)

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:06 PM

21. +1

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:53 PM

28. I know..I scrolled down really fast

and just got enough to know it was that ugly perv.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:17 PM

33. Me too

but at least now I don't retch

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 10:05 PM

41. Horrible woman.

With her horrible "purple heart band-aid" that these adorable "patriots" came up with and were passing around, to mock John Kerry's war medals, thereby insulting and cheapening the Purple Heart that soldiers are awarded when they're WOUNDED!!!! And I'm sure she still considers herself a true-blue American, too. Too stupid to know shame.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:39 AM

62. same here!!!

kerry risked his life and came back to tell the truth about vietnam. little boots partied while kept state side. And, I think, he even flubbed that up. This woman disgraces all who have served in the military. The repugs had no problems going after democrats running who bravely served; pro-war chickenhawks, many who had never served or never seen war up, close and personal. And, then they get all arrogant about being american and shouting "USA, USA." A patriot does not ridicule those who served; especially those who have seen war.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 08:08 PM

22. TOuch! That must hurt! Tried putting a closepin on my nose in my youth...damn painful!

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:13 PM

30. They should take the Presidents advice...

"Don't Boo.. vote!" And vote for Barrack Obama!

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:13 PM

31. The lobster

is a nice touch

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Response to YellaDog1950 (Reply #35)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:17 PM

45. PRiceless!

"One Nevada delegate and Paul supporter, Mark Carducci, thrust two middle fingers into the air toward RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), screaming "Fuck you, tyrants!"





The Democratic Party's Convention is going to be all united and... yes... sane, like the adults in charge always behave in public!

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Response to Amonester (Reply #45)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 03:50 AM

49. Well, the Obama/Clinton battles were as fierce as I can ever recall.

 

Even so, Hillary and her supporters were respected at the convention, and she even became a member of the Cabinet. It looks like Romney just enjoys bullying people.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:33 PM

36. Pic of the woman from MN

I have an acquaintance who is there as a delegate and I'm sure he's a Ron Paul supporter, big time libertarian. I wished him luck in getting the libertarian platform enacted, LOL. Just to taunt him for being a big enough dick to go to the Republican convention.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:50 PM

39. I think boycotting was the wrong decision

I don't think for a minute that the ones who have offended them are sad to see them go. They'd do better to stay and cause more ruckus.

But I don't mind because they've done a good service already: the blatant disregard for them has offended a lot more than Ron Paul supporters. The GOP will come apart at the seams all that much faster now.

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Response to Exen Trik (Reply #39)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 10:06 PM

42. Welcome to DU! Hopefully they'll pout and stay home on Election Day.

Great to have you here!



Now get busy!

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Response to calimary (Reply #42)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 10:10 PM

44. Heh

I'm not new at all, I just post very rarely! But I'll try to pick it up, since life is getting less stressful soon.

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 09:50 PM

40. Serves them right

I hate Ron Paul.

They should've seen how they've been treating Dems with voter id laws. If you can't win, cheat.

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Response to nauthiz (Reply #40)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 10:07 PM

43. Welcome to DU!

Agreed!


Glad you're here and please get busy!

We have an election to win!

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:30 AM

46. Hope they do. Texas too, I heard...??

 

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 02:56 AM

47. So does anyone here know if

RP will run for Congress again to help his GOP pals obstruct Obama, or will he finally retire?

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:59 AM

55. CAPTION: Honey, this pinches a little-

 

Do It for the COUNTRY WOMAN!

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Response to Maine-ah (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 09:58 PM

59. This whole conevntion, I mean circus of theirs is a bloody mess!!

and I love it!

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