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#26238 Oct 31, 2012
Eighty-year-old Bryna Franklin says she’s never voted anything but Democrat from the time she could vote. In fact, she was so committed to her party she once headed the Israel branch of Democrats Abroad and was a delegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention. But the faith in her party has been shaken during the four years that Barack Obama has been president, and she has decided – for the first time in her life – to vote Republican. The Missouri native also penned an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post published Monday night in which she writes:

" In all of my 80 years, I have never before voted for a Republican for president. But this time around, I am not only proudly voting for Mitt Romney, but feel compelled to encourage others to do the same. I grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Missouri, and came of age politically as a proud Democrat due to the inspiration of my native-son president, Harry Truman. I have been involved in Democratic Party politics for many years in both America and Israel, including serving as vice chairperson of the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee in Missouri. It is precisely because of my belief in the longtime ideals of the Democratic Party that I feel the responsibility to speak out now. Why? First, because we ask in each presidential cycle,“Are we better off now than we were four years ago?” This year, the answer is a resounding “NO!” But even more troubling, in so many ways, President Barack Obama has betrayed the ideals of the great Democratic Party. He is a poor successor to Truman’s legacy. Nowhere has President Obama failed to live up to Democratic ideals more than in his relationship with democratic Israel. From his creation of “daylight” between our countries to constant public criticism of Israeli policy – does Obama do this to any other country?– Obama has allowed severe deterioration of our special relationship just as Israel and the world face extreme danger. President Obama’s open hostility to Israel’s prime minister, and his insulting true feelings caught on an open microphone, indicate antipathy towards the citizens of Israel. Obama’s administration does not even maintain symbolic gestures: at the recent opening of the United Nations Assembly, the United States sat and listened to the address by the president of Iran, yet Ambassador Rice was absent during the entire presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. This wasn’t lost on the leaders of Israel’s enemies. Coming from Missouri, I take immense pride that President Truman had the courage, conviction and moral compass to recognize the nascent state of Israel. By comparison, President Obama has steered our relationship to an abysmal low."

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#26239 Nov 1, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
Eighty-year-old Bryna Franklin says she’s never voted anything but Democrat from the time she could vote. In fact, she was so committed to her party she once headed the Israel branch of Democrats Abroad and was a delegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention. But the faith in her party has been shaken during the four years that Barack Obama has been president, and she has decided – for the first time in her life – to vote Republican. The Missouri native also penned an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post published Monday night in which she writes:
" In all of my 80 years, I have never before voted for a Republican for president. But this time around, I am not only proudly voting for Mitt Romney, but feel compelled to encourage others to do the same. I grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Missouri, and came of age politically as a proud Democrat due to the inspiration of my native-son president, Harry Truman. I have been involved in Democratic Party politics for many years in both America and Israel, including serving as vice chairperson of the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee in Missouri. It is precisely because of my belief in the longtime ideals of the Democratic Party that I feel the responsibility to speak out now. Why? First, because we ask in each presidential cycle,“Are we better off now than we were four years ago?” This year, the answer is a resounding “NO!” But even more troubling, in so many ways, President Barack Obama has betrayed the ideals of the great Democratic Party. He is a poor successor to Truman’s legacy. Nowhere has President Obama failed to live up to Democratic ideals more than in his relationship with democratic Israel. From his creation of “daylight” between our countries to constant public criticism of Israeli policy – does Obama do this to any other country?– Obama has allowed severe deterioration of our special relationship just as Israel and the world face extreme danger. President Obama’s open hostility to Israel’s prime minister, and his insulting true feelings caught on an open microphone, indicate antipathy towards the citizens of Israel. Obama’s administration does not even maintain symbolic gestures: at the recent opening of the United Nations Assembly, the United States sat and listened to the address by the president of Iran, yet Ambassador Rice was absent during the entire presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. This wasn’t lost on the leaders of Israel’s enemies. Coming from Missouri, I take immense pride that President Truman had the courage, conviction and moral compass to recognize the nascent state of Israel. By comparison, President Obama has steered our relationship to an abysmal low."
I would bet that in the 1850's she also 'voted' against Dred Scott. I am not going to speak against the elderly with dimensia.

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#26240 Nov 1, 2012
I just googled Bryna Franklin to get more information. I got nothing. What is your source for this statement? Please post the link. Thanks.

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#26241 Nov 1, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
I just googled Bryna Franklin to get more information. I got nothing. What is your source for this statement? Please post the link. Thanks.
I'll do you one better, here's a link for her campaign supporting Romney....

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Rougemont, NC

#26242 Nov 1, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Should be "his....brain dead" not "he's brain died".
No Mikey, just the result of a public school education. I have been trying to repair it for years. I do not understand what your and TSF problem is.

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#26243 Nov 1, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Reported already. Keep on making your threats. Get ready to go back to the nut house.
Take off the tin foil hat paranoid one. You'd feel mighty silly if you knew what you think you're reporting and it's not threats.
Pretty sure if Topix is reading our messages, they're laughing at you.

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#26244 Nov 1, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> I'll do you one better, here's a link for her campaign supporting Romney....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =R5UbYpvVLOAXX&feature=you tube_gdata_player
Good video Pro. She won't be the only person of Jewish decent to vote for Romney. Obama has lost his popularity with the Jewish community since he has thrown Israel under the bus.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#26245 Nov 1, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
<quoted text>
No thanks need Miley, just doing my job.
I try to thank all who serve our country, as some people appreciate it.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#26246 Nov 1, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
<quoted text>
Take off the tin foil hat paranoid one. You'd feel mighty silly if you knew what you think you're reporting and it's not threats.
Pretty sure if Topix is reading our messages, they're laughing at you.
Well, Waco did threaten me, even if your secret conversation was not part of it.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#26247 Nov 1, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Well, that depends. Should the corps of engineers repair and maintain the levy system as part of that federal aid? Sure. Does every resident deserve things that are necessary to sustain life? Of course, but that doesn't come in the form of free prepaid Visa cards or FEMA trailers.
Ray Nagan, the then mayor of New Orleans, failed to protect his citizenry and subsequently added to the confusion afterwards by trying to infer help was being denied because New Orleans was a "chocolate city." Perhaps if Nagan gave the LEPC it's due attention prior to Katrina, some of the aftermath could have been lessened or mitigated sooner. Only Nagan knows that answer but one would be compelled to ask why a city government would invest in a casino over investing in infrastructure, such as levies. My first batt chief out of rookie school said failing to plan is planning to fail. Not a new concept, but it started to make sense the older I got. Part of that is self reliability and responsibility. Even you Miley, just were championing employees this and employees that. Part of that employee empowerment you are alluding too, is self reliability and self responsibility. But I don't have to tell you that, you're already a seasoned manager and already know that, right?
First, the failure of Bush to upgrade the levee in advance could have prevented billions in loss. Likely hundreds of billions.
Second, no matter if all had evacuated, the federal government would still need to help house the ones left homeless.
Why do you say the FEMA trailers were not needed? Were you going to just leave them out in the elements? Why not give them a card to get things they need to live in such time of crisis?
You make a lot of outrageous claims, yet give no reasoning behind the wishes.
Pretty easy to Monday morning quarterback in the lazy boy.

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#26248 Nov 1, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
One says it's true, one says implying is serial lying.....which one represents your party's thinking? You can't have your cake and eat it too!
What is true is, Mitt is pretending he did not imply he wants FEMA ended. He is playing lawyer. Like I said, he crafted his words in a way he could back out of his position like an etch o sketch.
I call it 'bending the truth'. It is a grey area. You cannot comprehend these things as you only see in black and white like a TV from the fifties.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26249 Nov 1, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Again......
The newly released pictures of President Obama in the situation room looking all presidential while deploying help to those in need during the aftermath of Sandy are so cute. Why wasn't he in the situation room deploying help to those who were being attacked in Benghazi? Oh, that's right. He had to get some rest so he could go to Vegas the following day to play grab ass with Beyonce!
When one cannot find anything to criticize, divert.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26250 Nov 1, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Again......
The newly released pictures of President Obama in the situation room looking all presidential while deploying help to those in need during the aftermath of Sandy are so cute. Why wasn't he in the situation room deploying help to those who were being attacked in Benghazi? Oh, that's right. He had to get some rest so he could go to Vegas the following day to play grab ass with Beyonce!
Straw man.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26251 Nov 1, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, that depends. Should the corps of engineers repair and maintain the levy system as part of that federal aid? Sure. Does every resident deserve things that are necessary to sustain life? Of course, but that doesn't come in the form of free prepaid Visa cards or FEMA trailers.
Ray Nagan, the then mayor of New Orleans, failed to protect his citizenry and subsequently added to the confusion afterwards by trying to infer help was being denied because New Orleans was a "chocolate city." Perhaps if Nagan gave the LEPC it's due attention prior to Katrina, some of the aftermath could have been lessened or mitigated sooner. Only Nagan knows that answer but one would be compelled to ask why a city government would invest in a casino over investing in infrastructure, such as levies. My first batt chief out of rookie school said failing to plan is planning to fail. Not a new concept, but it started to make sense the older I got. Part of that is self reliability and responsibility. Even you Miley, just were championing employees this and employees that. Part of that employee empowerment you are alluding too, is self reliability and self responsibility. But I don't have to tell you that, you're already a seasoned manager and already know that, right?
The contrast between Obama's handling of this storm compared to Bush's handling of Katrina is clear.

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of the puppet master

#26252 Nov 1, 2012
The Enemy Within wrote:
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I could picture you now at the front door. Taking the young kids candy for all the other kids that didn't get to go trick-or-treating. Redistribution lessons at a young age.
A republican friend of mine posted on facebook how he refused candy to a kid wearing an Obama mask.
It really made the cartoons that the liberals put out of republicans on Halloween seem so accurate.
One cartoon had some kids at the door of a republican. He told the kids the candy is on the roof, and if you are lucky, some will trickle down to you.

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#26253 Nov 1, 2012
..Mitt "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney....Just wait, he'll come around, to your position, eventually.....

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#26254 Nov 1, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>What is true is, Mitt is pretending he did not imply he wants FEMA ended. He is playing lawyer. Like I said, he crafted his words in a way he could back out of his position like an etch o sketch.
I call it 'bending the truth'. It is a grey area. You cannot comprehend these things as you only see in black and white like a TV from the fifties.
You missed the point. TSF said that Romney said......., I replied no, he implied. Again, you're agreeing with me that he implied, he NEVER said what's he's accused of saying. Just proving a point to TSF, just because BSNBC says it doesn't mean it's true.

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#26255 Nov 1, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>When one cannot find anything to criticize, divert.
Exactly what the liberal media is doing, diverting.
TSF

Kenly, NC

#26256 Nov 1, 2012
Lets see if we can figure this out: FEMA- Federal Emergency Management Agency. The key word there is FEDERAL, meaning that it is financed and administered by the FEDERAL Government. Now if Romney transfers their function to the STATES, it will be financed and administered by the STATES and thereforem would be the elimination of FEMA. When Romney was asked if he would end FEMA he replied" Absolutely--" Republikans!!! Geese!!! They cannot see any further than the end of their nose. Everything more complicated than a bumper sticker slogan is incomprehensible to them. That is why republikan leaders oppose public education. Its easy to deceive the ignorant into voting against their own interests.
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
One says it's true, one says implying is serial lying.....which one represents your party's thinking? You can't have your cake and eat it too!

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#26257 Nov 1, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Exactly what the liberal media is doing, diverting.
..Please show everyone, the real proof you have, that the President misshandled the tragic incident in Benghazi?...

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