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Romney 1, Obama 0

Posted: October 5, 2012 - 4:46pm  |  Updated: October 8, 2012 - 10:28am

President Romney. Think about it, Democrats For those of you who have been lulled into a “no way” view of Mitt’s chances, the first presidential debate was a badly needed rude awakening. From your point of view, it had better be, because Romney walked all over President Barack Obama.

Actually, it was more a case of the president volunteering to be a floor mat, with his tentative — no, make that timid — approach to the challenger’s comparatively aggressive presentation. Time and again, Mr. Obama let Mr. Romney get away with explanations, justification and rationales for his campaign positions that were simply preposterous. When he did respond, the normally eloquent leader of the free world seemed to get lost in his old college-professor mindset, nearly mumbling his comments.

At times, he seemed almost as inept as the moderator, Jim Lehrer, who made one wonder if we could have been better off without him taking part. Obama appeared as if he didn’t want to be there either.

In the process, he managed to bring his momentum in this election to a crashing halt. While the impact of these debates is, uh, debatable, the fact is that the president could have used this first one to force Romney onto the ropes; instead, he let him not only slip away, but land a flurry of punches.

Much will be made about the fact-checking that has now become a part of the journalistic routine at events like this. An honorable pursuit, without a doubt, but it has limited impact, if any. First of all, both these guys played fast and loose with the truth. Their assertions about their policies and their opponent’s often were outright dishonest.

Beyond that, the sad reality is that voters don’t want to deal with honest complexity. We are lazy, preferring not to have to tax our brains about taxes or make the effort to exercise judgment over health-care reform. Mitt Romney and his handlers understand that, so he can routinely misrepresent his positions and get away with it. President Obama, to the extent that he did participate in the conversation, was taken over by his Professor Obama persona and the compulsion to bore.

Either that, or, as David Gergen, on CNN, observed: “I don’t think anybody’s ever spoken to him like that over the last four years. I think he found that not only surprising but offensive in some ways.” Certainly, President Obama was on the offensive this time. What’s interesting about Gergen’s reaction is that he has worked for a slew of presidents, both Republican and Democrat. So David knows a thing or two about keeping one’s opinions to himself in the Oval Office.

The short time remaining is packed with events that will determine whose office it will be next year. Of course we have economic news, like the slightly encouraging jobs report. And we have three more debates, beginning with the confrontation between the vice-presidential contenders. For sheer suspenseful entertainment value, that one has great potential, since we will all wonder whether Joe Biden can manage to make it through the entire evening without saying something so foolish he ends up embarrassing the ticket. Again.

More importantly, we have two more Barack Obama encounters with Mitt Romney, in which the president can actually show up. He mailed it in the first time around. Even when he wasn’t speaking, he was speaking volumes. The split screen showed him listening to Romney and not quite knowing what to do with what he was hearing. At least he wasn’t caught looking at his watch. One can only assume that his debate team had warned him how that had done in President George H.W. Bush. Need we mention that Bush the first was a one-termer?

If Barack Obama and his team don’t regard this bumbling performance as a slap in the face, he may be one, too.

 

Bob Franken is a longtime broadcast journalist, including 20 years at CNN.

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Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 10/08/12 - 12:10 pm
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NO WAY to talk about Messiah BHO.

Lets see now HISTORY SHOWS THAT Obama was just fine when he gave his acceptance speach In Denver at Bronco stadium from the steps a Replica of the Pagan Temple of Zeus which was in Pergamum, know as Satans seat in Revelation 2:13.
Zeus was the presiding god of a Pantheon of Greek gods and Zeus' Temple was in the Northeastern Asia minor Greek city of Pergamum. The Germans bought or stole the temple in 1880, transfered it to Berlin and it now stands in Berlin, Germany as a historic museum for false gods.
This is where Obama when he did his We are the World tour on July 24, 2008 shown on PBS. Obama wanted to give his speach about his being a Citizen of the World and NOT an American and his Dream was to Unite ALL the World into a Global World Order for the good of earth.
Germany would not allow Obama to give that speach on the steps of Zeus, so he stood outside under the statue of the goddess of Victory, Victoria, Zeus' charriot driver while he faced the Pagan Temple of Zeus.
Obama had no trouble at all as he stood in Mile High Denver on the steps of the Replica of Zeus's, Satans Temple & faced the White Arabian Stallion Bronco's mascot named Thunder, by the way Thunder means Barack in Arabic, and was Muhammads White winged horses name which Muhammad supposedly flew off to heaven on from Jerusalem.
Ephesians 6:12 shows us that we are not fighting against fleash and blood humans but against powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against spiritual forces of wickedness in the Heavenly places.
Basicly what this is saying is that Satan controls this present earthly domain and resides in the air, as in Mile High Denver. This does puzzle me as to what happened to Obama or his helper which Obama seems to worship and that resides in the Air above earth on that night? I guess when faced with Truth against his SUPER DUPER, DUPER hope, he had no help not even from his Telepromptor to rely on for answers to combat the Truth which pointed out his continual downward sinking of America into Total Hopelessness from which we will never recover, NEVER RECOVER.

But i would also like to say that Romney is not much differant in reguard to Doctrine or Theology pertaining to True Hope and Change to Believe in for salvation which is ONLY in Christ. John 14:6
Romney will get my vote only because of his moral stance and values of preserving America, but as for Romney having any hope for anyone or anyone having hope in Romney in this world ruled by Satan, he has none and we have none.
Of course my vote, like ALL Alaskans will be of NO EFFECT, as the election will be over by the time we get to vote making our votes basically worthless in the Electorial College thingy.
BUT, PLEASE VOTE OR BE CLASSED AS UNAMERICAN BY SOME FOR NOT DOING SO.

Norseman
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Norseman 10/08/12 - 02:12 pm
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Moving Forward

It ain't over till the fat lady sings. Big Bird and Elmo are forming a superpac. The letters for today are B and O.

President Obama will be re-elected.

Remember to get out and vote!

spwright
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spwright 10/08/12 - 03:00 pm
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Norseman

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Norseman, You can't say those words OBAMA will be RE-ELECTED.

Why the Majority of Alaskans are voting for Romney & just saying the words OBAMA RE-ELECTED will cause them to Give Themselves a Stroke !

SPW"Airborne"

gfds98765
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gfds98765 10/08/12 - 07:02 pm
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cousin of SNL Stewart Smalley AKA

cousin of Saturday Night Live's Stewart Smalley AKA Minnesota Senator Al Franken

Bob Franken. For years a big-time national correspondent for CNN, the network let him go in 2007. Franken is now free to let his liberal freak flag fly. former Main Stream Media "reporters" turn into totally-out, liberal partisans once they leave their "reporting" gigs. He also is on Huffington Post, and MSNBC.

“Romney…..simply preposterous…land a flurry of punches.”
“Romney….. misrepresent…….and get away with it””

“Obama……college-professor mindset….normally eloquent”
“Obama….timid…..Professor Obama persona….bore”

“Leher…..inept”

So Clarion where is the other side’s commentary? Something from David Gergen would be interesting, as he has worked for both sides. ( & BO is right –PU! )

He’s good enough, he’s smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like him. ( except for me)

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 10/08/12 - 08:55 pm
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Peace with IRAN next HOAX

Any body wanna bet the GR8est HOAX every played on the American people in the form of Obama being OUR GR8 Black hope for change to believe in coming out with yet another SUPER DUPER, DUPER HOAX of a Peace deal with IRAN over their Nukes program just in time to garner MUCH NEEDED VOTES against Romney the GR8 Revealer of the GR8 HOAX'S lies?
YEPER! Any day now the empty chair commander in chief will present yet ANOTHER pre-election miracle to go with the 7.8 unemployeement REPORT he granted to himself right after Romney handed him his empty head concering TRUE FACTS of America under his messiahship.
The jobs report gift to himself hearlded as being a Good thing now under Obama, when it was the worst 7.8 number since the GR8 Depression because of Bush when Obama took office. Thats DUPE 2.

Get ready folks for DUPE 3 from the SUPER DUPER, DUPER, with a supposed Nuclear treaty with IRAN. IRAN the ones that want Little Satan Israel and Big Satan America removed from off the earth so they can have their longed for Politico-Religious Global Caliphate with Sharia Law for members only.
Basically it's exactly what the OWO folks are working towards with Obama chosen as the one to lead the world into this Era and OOPS! It's exactly what Rev. 13; also shows will come at the End of the Age, as in RIGHT NOW.
So do you possibly think this World Order might just be coming about any day with all this belief and Politico-Religious push from all sides working towards it??

When they say Peace and Safety, hold on, as all Hell is about to break out on the entire creation from Satan who knows his days are short as Rev. 12:12 shows will be the case, it says woe unto you earth and those that dwell there in as Satan is cast down to earth coming with GR8 wrath, as he knows his days are short. when he is cast down to earth and comes with GR8 Wrath against mankind & all of Gods creation as a whole for his last stand of 7 years to defeat Gods eternal plans with his False mesiah and single Religion False Prophet and False Politicol governments promises to help every member, but actually drags his followers down to hell with him as they chose satan rather than God, Jesus.

Any Day now DUPE 3 will be showing at a local wanna-be news provider Globally that supports the SUPER DUPER, DUPER and his Dream of a OWO!!

lkpomn912
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lkpomn912 10/09/12 - 11:09 am
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Big Bird superpac shut down by the Cookie Monster

Big Bird & Elmo superpac shut down by the Cookie Monster.
ObamaBOTS do not live on Sesame Street with Kermit the Frog.

They are ALL INDEPENDENTS on Sesame Street !!!!!

"Sesame Street" posted a statement demanding Obama take the ad down:
Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.
Backlash complete.

lkpomn912
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lkpomn912 10/09/12 - 11:14 am
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WATCHMAN ON THE WALL, you are not alone

where is the other side’s commentary?
I noticed you just deleted a comment from GFDS98765 asking where is the commentary from the other side, from Franken.

the comment was there when I started posting, then when I finished posting it was gone. WATCHMAN ON THE WALL IS RIGHT. you're scrubbing anti-obama posts

freedomlibertytruth
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freedomlibertytruth 10/09/12 - 11:30 am
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Unprecedented. WALL WATCHER may be onto something.

A couple of left-wing blogs are asking the question:
Did Obama throw the entire election away ON PURPOSE?

Romney got a 12 point swing after the debate. Unprecedented.

Something doesn’t seem right about this. The WALL WATCHER may be onto something. If BHO & Biden keep up this poor performance, it’s not an accidental fumble. What does he know about the future, or about the plans of our enemies, that he would rather not be in the White House next term?

Why does Joe Biden keep shouting those self-destructive sound bites?

‘Something is rotten in obamabot Denmark.”

gfds98765
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gfds98765 10/09/12 - 12:44 pm
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Unprecedented maybe

Unprecedented maybe unbelievable, is it really?
Romney is the least socialists of the two.
Romney supports entitlements and welfare just like the other one.
Romney will be Pro-Business, profits, & prosperity. Democrats are the party of welfare weasels, entitlement mobs & thugs. They call you a filthy degenerate Capitalist pig, then rob you to live off your paycheck, & raise your taxes.

President ROMNEY President Romney President Romney

Sam Von Pufendorf
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Sam Von Pufendorf 10/09/12 - 01:18 pm
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WoW I'll take that bet!!!

There will be no nuclear peace deal with Iran. There will be no settlement on their nuclear program and Iran will be no closer to any kind of agreement than they were a year ago.
My guess (not a bet) is that within two years of taking office, the next president will be up to his chin in conflict in the middle east. To a degree, this will fulfill the prophecy of a third world war for which you are waiting.

Syria has a direct connection to not only Iran, but also China, Russia (which has its only naval base in the Mediterranean region in Syria) and India in the form of major trade partners. Russia and/or China will not allow Assad to fall from power if they can prevent it. If the US awards the Syrian opposition military aid in the form of arms and technology, China and Russia will more than likely follow like and kind with billions of $$$ additional arms sales to an already trained Syrian military. Iran will simply step up its military support and the situation will spiral out of control. Assuming this escalates in that direction, there would undoubtedly be US boots on the ground in Syria in the future.

A defeat of Syria is unlikely without the support of the opposition from the other powers and that support seems pretty unlikely. In other words, Syria will fall deeper into civil war and the powers that be will simply give them the weapons to continue their demise. It will be another bottomless money pit with no favorable outcome. There is no easy answer to the Syrian situation and I will be interested in how each candidate fields what will undoubtedly be one of the questions in the next debate.

So the bet on the Iranian nuclear deal ... the loser stays off the Clarion blogs for 90 days beginning 1/1/13 ... provided any one of a number of your prophecies doesn't materialize and the world is still intact on 1/1. Deal?

radiokenai
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radiokenai 10/09/12 - 01:55 pm
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Are Liberals Really That Stupid
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Don't insult the American Voters trying to LIE to them saying Obama jerk was honest and Romney was dishonest. Give me a break. If Romney lied, you dang sure Obama idiot would have jumped on it. In fact he did try....but was immmedialy corrected! Wake up liberal democrats! Look at the state of the union!

lkpomn912
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lkpomn912 10/09/12 - 02:17 pm
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SV PUFFENDORF & WATCHMAN on the WALL

SV PUFFENDORF & WATCHMAN on the WALL
The coming Armageddon. Guess that would be a reason why BHO & Biden would throw the election, . Those two are in the best position to view the current situation. It must be UGLY!

(don’t go off the Clarion, you’re both too supercalifragilisticexpiallidocious)

BigRedDog
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BigRedDog 10/09/12 - 04:32 pm
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It is written

Iran tippie toing through those nuclear tulips may not be such a bed of flowers anyway. what is the one thing that would stand the most posibility of turning the entire World against Isreal? A nice big neuclear sandwich in Irans lunch bag will bring things toa head real quick. I do think the WOW is onto something and maybe that is why he got jilted and can't post here with the rest of us until he makes real nice. And I somehow don't see that happening. Ikpomn912 and Mr Sam Van Puffendorf may have to recruit support. But word out of Vagas is the bookeys are putting ink down for Romney. Is the great Trader setting himself up for a fallll! Will the conspirousy thicken and pull him DOWN in the poles too?

lkpomn912
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lkpomn912 10/09/12 - 07:09 pm
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I’d pick Winchel Mahoney and

I’d pick Winchel Mahoney and Knucklehead Smith, along with Captain Kangaroo and Mr Green Jeans to run the country, over the scummy socialist that have tossed this country into the pits of One World Tyrrany.

gfds98765
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gfds98765 10/09/12 - 07:36 pm
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Is everything a flippin joke

Is everything a flippin joke with this guy. BHO’s attitude since he lost the debate has been, laughing and jokin’ like he’s Benny Hill.

“Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.”
“We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” .” -- General George S. Patton

Get Out of the Way Mr. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PRESIDENT

Norseman
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Norseman 10/09/12 - 10:25 pm
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Re Elect President Obama

President Obama will be re elected. Try to remember that you are an American and show some respect for the highest office in the land.

I'd expect talk like that from Iran or North Korea, but not from my fellow Americans.

freedomlibertytruth
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freedomlibertytruth 10/09/12 - 11:09 pm
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Vote cause you have no control after that

Vote cause you have no control after that, NONE. Other than to complain in vain, feebly.
SPWRIGHT must be getting into my pea-brain. I keep thinking of his posts…””vote vote vote vote”
Then it occurred to me that voting is the biggest voice & choice that you really ever have in these Federal Elections.

Unlike a state election where the folks come home, & you can keep track of them in local news and meetings; Once you pick a President, Senator, or Congressman they’re gone.
They do stuff that you NEVER EVER know about, and NEVER EVER WILL. They might as well be on another planet! Arrive in Washington DC, lobbyist & pacs take over.

However, YOU get to pick WHO goes, HOW many times they return…….or IF they return at all.

gfds98765
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gfds98765 10/09/12 - 11:24 pm
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Voting for Mr. Other?

Voting for Mr. Other? Why?.....he can't do anything for you.

Voting for an non-Republican or non-Democratic candidate in a presidential or Congressional election is like putting money on a ‘my-little-Pony’ toy at the Kentucky Derby. Your horse (‘Mr. Other’) ain’t gonna run, and he aint gonna win.

Pick a runner with some legs, and then hold his hoofs to the fire after he wins. Get on a team that will work for you.

lkpomn912
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lkpomn912 10/09/12 - 11:48 pm
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Iran & North Korea, lands of

Iran & North Korea, lands of FREE SPEECH and PROSPERITY.
BullFeathers You may ‘expect’ talk, but you’d never hear it.

--In 1789, Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. In the same year, Aaron Burr was appointed Attorney General of the state of New York.

an Albany newspaper, quoted Alexander Hamilton as saying that Aaron Burr was “a dangerous man... who ought not to be trusted with the reins of government.””

Aaron Burr challenged Hamilton to a DUEL. On the morning of July 11, 1804, Burr and Hamilton met. Hamilton fired first and missed. Burr’s bullet, however, found its mark.

{what was that again about politics being so polite and civil?}

You vote for Obama, I’m voting for My Little Kitten

leewaytooo
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leewaytooo 10/10/12 - 02:40 am
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the comments continue to be

the comments continue to be so "back slapn' funny".
if lying out both ends of your self were to make you
worthy of being president, then the misting myth would
win. it's not!!! he will not..

repukes the party of lies, liars and hypocrites.

repukes are a disease of mental incapacity.

four more years of the repukes just saying "NO"

to everything, repukes the party of "NO".

so should which ever party that is not holding the office

of president just prevent anything from being done?

the repukes think so little of america, that that is their

unpatriotic tactic.

lkpomn912
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lkpomn912 10/10/12 - 09:58 am
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Don’t be frightened, no cause

Don’t be frightened, no cause for alarm, President Mitt Romney will not be a cutting off YOUR WELFARE CHECKS, free DRUGS & ENTITLEMENTS. He’s just a little bit less socialist then Obama, just a tiny bit.

(don't you teach your children to say "no" to bad people?")

freedomlibertytruth
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freedomlibertytruth 10/10/12 - 10:14 am
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worthy of being president

“”if lying out both ends of your self were to make you
worthy of being president,””
Bill Clinton would be the LIAR-in-CHIEF of Planet Earth.

“I did not have sex with that woman Monica Lewinski” Bill Clinton * professional grade LIAR
“It is a right wing conspiracy against my husband” Hillary Clinton *professional LIAR's lying wife

the Starr Report outlined a case for impeaching Clinton on 11 grounds, including perjury, obstruction of justice, witness-tampering, and abuse of power, and also provided explicit details of the sexual relationship between the president and Ms. Lewinsky.

December 11, the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment. On December 19, the House impeached Clinton.

gfds98765
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gfds98765 10/10/12 - 10:42 am
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Yahoo Liewaytoo Yahoo it’s

Yahoo Liewaytoo Yahoo it’s interesting that you are using Conservative MICHAEL SAVAGE book title from 2005:

“Liberalism is a Mental Disorder”

Are you a secret underground conservative radio talk show listener? If you start saying “Dittos” or “Thank Me” we’ll know for sure

freedomlibertytruth
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freedomlibertytruth 10/10/12 - 11:02 am
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Congratulations ! Stacked deck in next debate

Congratulations ! Stacked deck in next debate will help.
Good News for your team, you ARE goinna win, cause the deck is being stacked in you favor. Celebration time !!

President Barack Obama was a guest at the wedding of ABC correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz.

Obama and her groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama promoted to the Federal Communications Commission lead, were Harvard Law School classmates & members of the Harvard Law Review.

Congratulations YOU WIN!

radiokenai
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radiokenai 10/10/12 - 05:05 pm
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TO NORSEMAN!
Unpublished

I Respect the OFFICE of the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES. But know this: I have NO RESPECT for barack obama! I WILL NOT respect and individual who is hellbent on destroying everything America stands for.

In my opinion, barack obama is the WORST president (and I WILL NOT CAPITALIZE his name or the office he weaseled his way into!) that our Nation has ever elected.

It shows the STUPIDITY and IGNORANCE of our fellow citizens who voted for that lying communist!

I have Zero respect for obama, may he be voted out of office and go back to Kenya (his birthplace) an be charged as a traitor!

Any Questions?

radiokenai
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radiokenai 10/10/12 - 05:08 pm
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Our Prayer and Support for Paul Ryan
Unpublished

May he lock biden in his place and show the people what the current Governments intentions are!

Kick his butt Paul! Make him look like the biggest fool..right next baracky!

radiokenai
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radiokenai 10/10/12 - 05:09 pm
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leeway?
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Are you really that uneducated and dense that you can't see what your baracky has done?

Get a job!

lkpomn912
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lkpomn912 10/10/12 - 07:00 pm
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three new comments

Recent Comments
 leeway?
 Our Prayer and Support for Paul Ryan
 TO NORSEMAN!
Where are these three new comments?
What did you guys write about, ‘curiosity gets the cat’
(Maybe my paws ain’t hittin the buttons right.)

freedomlibertytruth
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freedomlibertytruth 10/10/12 - 07:38 pm
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Had to run the ‘trapline’

Had to run the ‘trapline’ today through Kenai & Soldotna doing errands. The rude rants of some (and only some) lib commenter, like leewaytooo here popped into my pea-brain. It was virtually impossible to imagine any one walking into any place of business and talking to anyone like this:

“Are you a Republican? Yeah, well You’re a LIAR, a PUKE, a DISGUSTING DENEGERATE. Don’t even speak to me you HYPOCRITE MENTALLY-ILL LIAR. You unpatriotic repuke.”
Tried to imagine it, couldn’t. maybe it’s just during election times.

Localmrs
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Localmrs 10/10/12 - 11:17 pm
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-Romney Win-

Romney will win. Obama is the worst president in my lifetime. He lies right on camera. Romney is not a dream candidate. Infact no one is going to be a perfect candidate. I know that I feel a lot safe with Romney as president. We will all have a better quality of life with a Romney win.

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