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To be honest, it's depressing. Some of those folks won't even be in the same political jobs after November. Pat Quinn's state (Illinois) just got a credit downgrade. How many of the Democrat governors will be able to say what the Republicans did when they spoke last week: "I inherited a deficit and we now have a surplus - without raising taxes!" --???? Which leaves us with what - abortion and contraception? I must admit, it will be fun to hear Bill Clinton, however. If he does what I think he plans to do, he will play Brutus to Obama's Julius Caesar -- purport to praise him, but do him in by reminding everyone of how great a Democrat president HE was, compared to Obama.
Agreed. Play the hell out of it. It isn't about "likeability," it is about CHARACTER. Consider this - we learned more about Mitt Romney in three days than we have learned about Barack Obama in FIVE YEARS. How many of his friends have come forward to talk about how Barack (or Barack and Michelle) helped them personally? How many people who are members of the same church can provide testimonials about Barack and Michelle living their faith - quietly, privately, meaningfully? Contrast what a fellow bishop had to say about Mitt with what Rev. Wright has said about Obama: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/church-was-not-their-thing-new-audio-from-rev-wrights-shocking-interview-with-obama-book-author-ed-klein/
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Obama: Flailing and Failing

Laura612 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 4:46 PM
The point is that these are rights that are inherent in the nature of mankind, by virtue of our having been given them by our Creator. They are not "rights" that are given by government.
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Obama: Flailing and Failing

Laura612 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 4:45 PM
He is quoting from the Declaration of Independence: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation ..."
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Obama: Flailing and Failing

Laura612 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 10:32 AM
Obama is not well-liked except among the people who liked him already. And many people who supported him before are not supporting him now. This is revealed in Obama’s struggle to raise money this time around. (If you talk to Democrat fundraisers - or those who know them – they will privately admit it.) All the R/R team needs to do is make sure that their supporters vote, and then peel off small but significant percentages from other demographics. This, I think they can do.
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Obama: Flailing and Failing

Laura612 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 10:30 AM
All true. The media's problem is that they believe themselves, and then they think everyone else does. My point is that there are a significant number of people who decide for themselves what to believe. And they vote. This has been demonstrated in recent elections. All indications point to very high turnout among Republicans, conservatives, Libertarians, evangelicals.
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The Parable of the Brownie

Laura612 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 10:08 AM
Did you see the movie, "The Help"? If not, watch it, it's wonderful. What you are describing is what the character Minny Jackson called "the terrible awful." ;)
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Obama’s War on Family Business

Laura612 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 11:02 AM
True. But that's not what Obama says when he speaks. He says, "People making more than $250,000," not "People with taxable income of more than $250,000." In fact - that's the point - that "taxable income" is whatever the government says it is. And the larger point is that Obama paints with a very broad brush, in large part to drum up resentment against business owners. $250,000 or $500,000 sounds like a lot of money to some. It is not a lot of money to a small family business.
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