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Old 05-16-2011, 12:35 PM   #46
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If you're keeping score, they have him at 135 promises kept, 42 promises broken, 40 promises compromised.

For instance, click on the link of Obama's promise to create a $10 billion foreclosure fund or the one where he promises to double the size of Peace Corps. Politifact gives a convoluted and drawn out explanation as to why they categorize these as a "broken" promise. None of them are cut and dry as advertised. Some of them fall more into the category of compromise.

Still, I like Politifact and how they hold our officials, including the president, accountable.
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:18 PM   #47
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Iraq, Gitmo, having terrorist trials here in the states (that one he tried but realized it was a bad idea). Actually flip flop is the fun name to use when a politician flips on an issue but I 'll have to say I think Obama change his opinion on some issues after getting briefed and seeing the dangers we face. He has actually made some moves I was surprised with
I think they're still going to close Gitmo, it was just much, much harder than they anticipated. He'll get it done though. Iraq, I believe he's on schedule drawing down that occupation, no?
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:49 PM   #48
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From your link it doesnt sound like he actually said "I wouldnt have killed bin Laden", but i agree thats inferred from what he did say:

"I think things would be done somewhat differently," Paul said, of how he would have handled the situation, citing "respect for the rule of law and world law and international law."

Paul says that instead of sneaking into Pakistan and killing bin Laden, he would have cooperated with the Pakistani government and put the al Qaeda leader on trial - a strategy, he argues, that has worked for the United States in the past.

"I would suggest ...the way they got Khalid [Sheikh] Mohammed," Paul told Conway. "We went and cooperated with Pakistan. They arrested him, actually, and turned him over to us, and he's been in prison."

"What's wrong with that?" Paul asked. "Why can't we work with the government?"
Yeah, bin Laden was hiding is a large, easily visible compound for a long ass time near one of their military academies and they never bothered to tell us. Paul's commitment to deotonlogy is both admirable yet foolish.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:01 PM   #49
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Hey Newt! How's that campaign going so far?

Newt Gingrich confronted over Paul Ryan comments - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

Newt Gingrich Debt To Tiffany's

No, Newt, your campaign's not just like Reagan's - Newt Gingrich - Salon.com


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YouTube - Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich Glittered at Anti-Gay Event - Feel The Rainbow!
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:47 AM   #51
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I really don't know what to make of tis...very bizarre.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:24 PM   #52
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I really don't know what to make of tis...very bizarre.
I thought the same thing. I really don't know what to make of this anymore or what he actually stands for. One minute he's for invading Libya, then he flips. Then he's for the individual mandate, but on the other hand he wants to repeal Obamacare? Very bizzare.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:13 PM   #53
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Pretty funny.

I too dont know what to think of Newt, hes a odd ball. Even how he and his wife just continued to sign books like oh well sometimes you get glittered was wierd. Watching him on Fox as a pundit i used to wonder if he knew what the conversation was about. He kind of has old man ramblings syndrome.
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May not agree with his views true. But he does sound like a normal guy to me as well. As who knows what 2012 will take us?!
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:16 PM   #55
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May not agree with his views true. But he does sound like a normal guy to me as well. As who knows what 2012 will take us?!
Not President Newt Gingrich that's for sure.
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May not agree with his views true. But he does sound like a normal guy to me as well. As who knows what 2012 will take us?!
To be honest, I feel sorry for the guy. I mean he is normal to me too, which makes it tough to watch such an epic fail. He is so normal, I really dont see a great leader. I worry about his health. Poor guy. The last time he lead in the House, he was forced to embarrassly resign by pressure within his own party. Bill Clinton just whipped his a$$. I mean anyone remember the monica and clinton ordeal? Who woulda thought Newt was doing the samething at the sametime. Newt save yourself and get out now.

Google Newt Gingrich...the second autocomplete is Newt Gingrich Glitter...thats just damn embarrassing and freakin hilarious
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:58 AM   #57
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Newt's negatives within even the GOP are too high. He's in to influence the policy debate and maybe be a VP candidate. No way he wins the GOP nomination. With Huck and Trump out, look for Michele Bachmann to run and show strong.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:21 AM   #58
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I think Newt's toast. His donors are walking away and people aren't buying his so called apology. He might last through the summer.

But I love how the Ron Paul thread has morphed into the Newt thread.
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I think Newt's toast. His donors are walking away and people aren't buying his so called apology. He might last through the summer.

But I love how the Ron Paul thread has morphed into the Newt thread.
Morphing it back to Ron Paul. How'd I miss this?

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Might be a little over priced:

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Also no inside pics? Im thinking hes the type of guy that hasnt updated the decor since the 60's. Being fiscally conservative doesnt always make for having a stylish pad…..
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