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« on: November 20, 2008, 10:07:19 pm »

Don't know if this is necessarily a sign on Romney's future intentions, but it definitely does not appear as though he's preparing to exit from the political stage any time soon:

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/18/romney-spreads-the-wealth-in-georgia/

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Who said anything about 2012? Not Mitt Romney.

But his political action committee announced on Tuesday that the former (and perhaps future) presidential candidate is once again inserting himself into a hotly contested Senate race — this time in Georgia.

Mr. Romney donated $5,000 from his Free and Strong America committee to the runoff war chest of Senator Saxby Chambliss, the incumbent Republican who is the midst of a second-round fight against Democratic challenger Jim Martin.

The former Massachusetts governor will also appear with Mr. Chambliss at rallies in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga. on Friday as well as at series of private fundraisers. Mr. Romney’s political action committee already donated $2,300 to the Chambliss campaign during the general election.

Last week, Mr. Romney also threw his political and financial weight around in the Minnesota race between Senator Norm Coleman and Al Franken. He contributed $5,000 to Mr. Coleman’s recount fund.

Huckabee is also stumping for Chambliss, and continuing to promote the fair tax:

http://www.ajc.com/gwinnett/content/metro/stories/2008/11/16/chambliss_fair_tax_huckabee.html

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won Georgia’s GOP presidential primary in February, joined about 2,000 people Sunday afternoon at the Gwinnett Civic Center in what became not just fair-tax rally, but a major campaign stop for Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie.

Chambliss backs the fair tax, which would abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace the federal income tax and most other federal taxes. Democratic challenger Jim Martin of Atlanta opposes it.

“This race is our best chance to keep the fires burning for the fair tax,” Huckabee told the crowd. “And we are not going to squander this opportunity.”

Huckabee urged the crowd — which at one point chanted HUCK-A-BEE! HUCK-A-BEE! — to take friends and relatives to the polls. Turnout will be key in the Dec. 2 race, which occurs just after the Thanksgiving holiday.

“If they’re voting for Saxby, get them to the polls,” Huckabee said. “If they’re not, let the air out of their tires.”

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 11:01:32 pm »
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He also had an Op-Ed in the New York Times yesterday, opposing any bailout for the auto companies.  He then appeared on Cavuto and Hannity & Colmes I think. 

And I guess it's pretty clear that, if Huckabee runs, his campaign will be based on the Fair Tax.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 11:05:32 pm »
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I find it hilarious when I see them on TV, saying they have no idea if they're going to run in four years.

This race is already beginning.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 12:09:16 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.

I'd side with Mitt on this one.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 12:15:39 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.

Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

I agree with you. Huckabee is the scariest person in our party right now. We're done if his wing were to somehow gain control.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 12:26:33 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

I agree with you. Huckabee is the scariest person in our party right now. We're done if his wing were to somehow gain control.

I think I'd be more comfortable with Huckabee than Palin.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 12:42:20 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

I agree with you. Huckabee is the scariest person in our party right now. We're done if his wing were to somehow gain control.

I think I'd be more comfortable with Huckabee than Palin.

Oops....yeah I am hoping she fades into irrelevance by then. Huckabee, with a TV show and a book out, probably will not.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 01:09:59 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

I agree with you. Huckabee is the scariest person in our party right now. We're done if his wing were to somehow gain control.

I think I'd be more comfortable with Huckabee than Palin.

Horrifyingly enough, I think I'd have to go with Palin.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2008, 01:12:25 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

You Libertarian devils make me laugh. Your "Free Market" and "Fiscal Responsibility" Bullsh**t is the reason why us Republicans lost this year, as well as the economic recession.
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2008, 01:19:06 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

You Libertarian devils make me laugh. Your "Free Market" and "Fiscal Responsibility" Bullsh**t is the reason why us Republicans lost this year, as well as the economic recession.

The reason we lost is because we didn't adhere to those principles. No need to argue this over and over again.
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2008, 01:19:52 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

You Libertarian devils make me laugh. Your "Free Market" and "Fiscal Responsibility" Bullsh**t is the reason why us Republicans lost this year, as well as the economic recession.

Bush was anything but fiscally responsible.  Spending got out of control and the budget was out of balance during his presidency.  Since there hasn't been any fiscal responsibility, how can you blame it for the recession?
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

You Libertarian devils make me laugh. Your "Free Market" and "Fiscal Responsibility" Bullsh**t is the reason why us Republicans lost this year, as well as the economic recession.

The reason we lost is because we didn't adhere to those principles. No need to argue this over and over again.

Whatever you're smoking sonny, it sure is strong. If the lack of Libertarianism is why we lost, then the corporate dickheads' evil mind control IS strong.
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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 01:23:08 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

You Libertarian devils make me laugh. Your "Free Market" and "Fiscal Responsibility" Bullsh**t is the reason why us Republicans lost this year, as well as the economic recession.

The reason we lost is because we didn't adhere to those principles. No need to argue this over and over again.

Whatever you're smoking sonny, it sure is strong. If the lack of Libertarianism is why we lost, then the corporate dickheads' evil mind control IS strong.

What the GOP has been doing since 2003 is hardly "libertarian." You need to get your definitions straight here. We have expanded the government more than anyone since LBJ. We are now in the process of having the government bailout all our struggling industries. How is that "libertarian" to you? Bush and his men are the ones doing this. He's not a fiscal conservative.

If we had opposed Bush's big spending economic plan, we may have done better in this election. We need to get away from this "Me-too" Republicanism.
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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2008, 01:25:16 am »
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Good.  As long as Romney stays active and counters the pitiful Huckabee wing of the Party, we still have hope.
Wouldn't you say Chambliss is a part of that Huckabee wing of the party?

Yes, I would.  And I don't particularly care if he is reelected.  But as long as Romney remains just as relevant in places like Georgia as Huckabee, it's a good sign.  If Huckabee can solidify his support anywhere, we're headed down a slippery slope towards a horrible, horrible place.

You Libertarian devils make me laugh. Your "Free Market" and "Fiscal Responsibility" Bullsh**t is the reason why us Republicans lost this year, as well as the economic recession.

The reason we lost is because we didn't adhere to those principles. No need to argue this over and over again.

Whatever you're smoking sonny, it sure is strong. If the lack of Libertarianism is why we lost, then the corporate dickheads' evil mind control IS strong.

What the GOP has been doing since 2003 is hardly "libertarian." You need to get your definitions straight here. We have expanded the government more than anyone since LBJ. We are now in the process of having the government bailout all our struggling industries. How is that "libertarian" to you? Bush and his men are the ones doing this. He's not a fiscal conservative.

If we had opposed Bush's big spending economic plan, we may have done better in this election. We need to get away from this "Me-too" Republicanism.

If he increased the government, it must be some weird sector that helps the rich along with the Libertarian Markets. We need the government to help the poor and working classes, not the corporate dickheads like Libertarians and Bush have done. Your Libertarianism would be just like Bush, helping the strong and hurting the weak sonny.
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If he increased the government, it must be some weird sector that helps the rich along with the Libertarian Markets. We need the government to help the poor and working classes, not the corporate dickheads like Libertarians and Bush have done. Your Libertarianism would be just like Bush, helping the strong and hurting the weak sonny.

Cutting taxes isn't the entire agenda for fiscal responsibility.  I just want to ask you a question: who creates the jobs in America?  Do they happen to include these "evil corporations"? 

Raising taxes doesn't do much else than give away money to government agendas that spend YOUR money.  Isn't it better for you to choose how to spend your own money rather than the government forcefully taking it away from you?

I agree that there has to be limits, but they have to be minimal.  Your notion that there has been fiscal responsibility in the past 8 years is false.
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Quote from: Huckabee/Thune '12!
If he increased the government, it must be some weird sector that helps the rich along with the Libertarian Markets. We need the government to help the poor and working classes, not the corporate dickheads like Libertarians and Bush have done. Your Libertarianism would be just like Bush, helping the strong and hurting the weak sonny.

Cutting taxes isn't the entire agenda for fiscal responsibility.  I just want to ask you a question: who creates the jobs in America?  Do they happen to include these "evil corporations"? 

Raising taxes doesn't do much else than give away money to government agendas that spend YOUR money.  Isn't it better for you to choose how to spend your own money rather than the government forcefully taking it away from you?

I agree that there have to be limits, but they have to be minimal.  Your notion that there has been fiscal responsibility in the past 8 years is false.

Then tell Bush and McConnell to drop the claim if they actually haven't. We need to stop being so lax and regulate the economy, stop outsourcing, stop bailing out these corporates, and help the middle and poor class.
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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2008, 01:35:49 am »
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why?
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why?

Because, we are in a recession caused by the lack of government support, and if we don't act quick, we'll probably have another depression.
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we're in a recession caused by massive unfunded entitlements, massive debt from wars doing _more_ government activity will not help

the choice is a few years of pain or we lose 1 to 3 decades worth of growth to a japanese style lost decade or replay of the 1970s

i prefer option one
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If he increased the government, it must be some weird sector that helps the rich along with the Libertarian Markets. We need the government to help the poor and working classes, not the corporate dickheads like Libertarians and Bush have done. Your Libertarianism would be just like Bush, helping the strong and hurting the weak sonny.

Cutting taxes isn't the entire agenda for fiscal responsibility.  I just want to ask you a question: who creates the jobs in America?  Do they happen to include these "evil corporations"? 

Raising taxes doesn't do much else than give away money to government agendas that spend YOUR money.  Isn't it better for you to choose how to spend your own money rather than the government forcefully taking it away from you?

I agree that there have to be limits, but they have to be minimal.  Your notion that there has been fiscal responsibility in the past 8 years is false.

Then tell Bush and McConnell to drop the claim if they actually haven't. We need to stop being so lax and regulate the economy, stop outsourcing, stop bailing out these corporates, and help the middle and poor class.

I absolutely agree with you that the bailout of these corporations is a foolhardy notion.  

One question, though: How would you define someone as "poor or middle class"?  I've never gotten an answer from anyone on this.  Also, in your case, what do you mean by help?  Giving them more welfare?
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Mr. Dole needs to be a Democrat. Even Huckabee will disappoint him if he were to ever, heaven forbid, become President.

These "evil" corporations create jobs just as much as the small businesses. If you don't want to bail them out, Mr. Dole, then you aren't a populist. You can't have it both ways.

Too much regulation helped cause this because of people like Clinton and Carter forced banks to make unsafe loans in order to get poor people into homes. They are poor for a reason and don't need to live in $400,000 homes.
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Mr. Dole needs to be a Democrat. Even Huckabee will disappoint him if he were to ever, heaven forbid, become President.

These "evil" corporations create jobs just as much as the small businesses. If you don't want to bail them out, Mr. Dole, then you aren't a populist. You can't have it both ways.

Too much regulation helped cause this because of people like Clinton and Carter forced banks to make unsafe loans in order to get poor people into homes. They are poor for a reason and don't need to live in $400,000 homes.

1. Why should I be Democrat, and why would Huckabee dissapoint me?

2. How is that both ways? I think that kissing rich people's asses is what you Libertarians do, and I want no part of that.

3. You are a sick man, not every poor person is poor because they are lazy.
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Then tell Bush and McConnell to drop the claim if they actually haven't. We need to stop being so lax and regulate the economy, stop outsourcing, stop bailing out these corporates, and help the middle and poor class.

Because, we are in a recession caused by the lack of government support, and if we don't act quick, we'll probably have another depression.

I don't mean to gang up on you, but you just criticized government bailouts and "lack of government support" within five minutes.  How do you comport the two?  

Also, I'm curious as to why your display name is "Huckabee/Thune '12" when the prospective Obama/Biden economic policy should be music to your ears.  
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Then tell Bush and McConnell to drop the claim if they actually haven't. We need to stop being so lax and regulate the economy, stop outsourcing, stop bailing out these corporates, and help the middle and poor class.

Because, we are in a recession caused by the lack of government support, and if we don't act quick, we'll probably have another depression.

I don't mean to gang up on you, but you just criticized government bailouts and "lack of government support" within five minutes.  How do you comport the two? 

Also, I'm curious as to why your display name is "Huckabee/Thune '12" when the prospective Obama/Biden economic policy should be music to your ears. 

1. Because, when I was hoping the government would care for us, they end up bailing out the evil rich, and I was enraged. Why not help the workers?

2. Because, I think Obama and Biden are really full of hot air, and I am not sure if I can really trust them.
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