Hey, Mitt, Don't Tell Me You Love Women!

Equal Pay Is An Economic Issue

Misogynists Don't Love Women

Open Letter To the Republican Party and their fearless leader, Willard Mitt Romney:

DON'T TELL ME YOU LOVE WOMEN WHEN:

  • You say you want women to have jobs, but will not stand up for equal pay. If you cared a whit, Mitt, you would be outraged that women only earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make. You would say that it is wrong and that you would advocate for change. Instead, you have been silent. 77 cents on the dollar? Do you have any idea how much money that adds up to? What we could do for our families with that money? This is an economic issue!

DON'T TELL ME YOU LOVE WOMEN WHEN:

  • Your party voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and you refuse to say whether you support it or are opposed to it. If you "love" women, how can you be against allowing women to sue for wage discrimination? Why is it so hard for you to answer the question, Mitt? Afraid the truth won't set you free? This is an economic issue!

DON'T TELL ME YOU LOVE WOMEN WHEN:

  • You and your party are opposed to any minimum wage protections at all. You and your party are so concerned with protecting the "free market" and believe that the minimum wage gets in the way of that. You know that most of the minimum wage jobs are held by women, but hey, Mitt, let's get rid of that pesky minimum wage. Let your corporate buddies pay us coolie wages and we should be thankful that we have jobs, right? Don't protect women, but guard those corporations with your life! This is an economic issue!

DON'T TELL ME YOU LOVE WOMEN WHEN:

  • You and your party have the balls to tell women that legislators will make our health care decisions for us. What? Grey-haired,old men are wiser and more intelligent about us and our health needs? We are too stupid or untrustworthy to make our own decisions about our own health needs? Health is an economic issue!

DON'T TELL ME YOU LOVE WOMEN WHEN:

  • You plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That law makes it illegal for insurance companies to say that being a woman is a pre-existing condition. Allowing an insurance company to charge me more for insurance because I am a woman? This is an economic issue!
  • The Affordable Care Act allows me and all women to get diagnostic services without a co-pay. If I need a mammogram, a breast ultrasound, a pap smear, a colonoscopy, they are covered. Take that law away and it costs me more money to guard my health. This is an economic issue!
  • The Affordable Care Act closes the Medicare doughnut hole, saving all seniors money, including seniors who happen to be women. This is an economic issue!
  • You have plans to get rid of Planned Parenthood, Mitt? You and your party are trying, don't even deny it! Millions of American women use the services of Planned Parenthood every year. They can't afford anything else. The services provided are the only way that these women can find out they have cancer, get contraception, treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, etc. and you're gonna get rid of it? Guess what, Mitt and friends? If I get sick from cancer, I can't work. I might die. If I get pregnant when my family can barely afford to live now, I will miss work. If I go untreated with a sexually transmitted disease, I can spread it. These are economic issues!

DON'T TELL ME YOU LOVE WOMEN WHEN:

  • You and your party decide that you know what rape is and what kind of rape qualifies as rape. If I say I have been raped, must I really draw you and Congress a diagram? I have to prove the crime in court; I shouldn't have to prove it to Congress! Your vice-presidential running mate, Paul Ryan was a sponsor of HR 3. He had the nerve to stand by a bill that said that unless a woman physically fights off her attacker, it is not forcible rape, therefore, not really rape. If I die during a rape, does it then qualify as real?

DON'T TELL ME YOU LOVE WOMEN WHEN:

  • You and your party support the Blunt Amendment, which would allow my boss to deny me insurance-covered contraception because he is "morally" opposed to it. Yes, Mitt, I read it. My boss gets to tell me no contraception included in my insurance coverage, but he still gets to have his Viagara covered. I am sure you already know this, but by the way, Mitt, that "man" medicine costs $10 to $15 per little blue pill.

DON'T TELL ME YOU LOVE WOMEN WHEN:

  • You and your GOP friends include the Personhood Amendment in your party platform. That will outlaw all abortions, with no exceptions. It will also outlaw many forms of birth control and IVF, which is something your own kid used to have a baby. Speaking of your own kid, part of the IVF contract included the right to terminate the pregnancy that resulted. Abortion okay for your own, but no one else? Don't even tell me that you believe in exceptions to abortion. I read your party platform...

Mitt, I could go on and on, but what's the use? Misogynists don't care about women and you are a misogynist. You and your party say you love women because you want something. It is very simple. "I'll say I love you and I care about you, and then you will give me your vote."

My mother was not always politically correct, but she got her point across. When I was a teenager, she always said: "Jillian, don't ever fall for a guy's line. When it's up, he'll say he loves you. Give him what he wants and he probably won't say the same thing when it goes down."

She didn't even know that all those years ago, she was teaching me about guys like you...

Sincerely,

Jillian Barclay


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Awesome! This needs to be read by every woman before she votes and, the men who really love women too. Voted up, awesome, and shared!


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Thank you, lrc7815,

I have just been irate that everytime one of these things come up that the Romney campaign says they are side issues. Most of these issues relate to the economy, at least the economy of families, and any single women out there who may want to have a family.

If men truly care about women, they don't dismiss their concerns and health as 'side issues'.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

I hope you get a lot of traffic to this hub. I've shared in on FB, Google, Twitter, and Digg.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Well said! Thank you for speaking on behalf of many women! I'll also be sure and share this letter!


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

What exactly has Obama done for women? I think you need to check your facts. And I do hope Planned Parenthood is closed down. Do you know how many millions of unborn babies have been killed recently?


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GiancarloLorenzo 4 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

Telling it like it is. Mitt Romney is awful.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Wow... very powerful writing. I really appreciated this because I am also flabbergasted by the actions and words of the Republican Party. Awesome work!! So glad someone said something!!


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everythingdazzles 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

I don't trust mitt. Don't think he's a bad guy either but I can't see him as the president.


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Bravo! I'm going to share this everywhere. This is not polite, or politically correct, but screw that: the truth is, any WOMAN who votes for the Mutt is an idiot! (And any man who does isn't much better...)


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Uninvited Writer 4 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Well said...


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

the Democrats ridiculed Sarah Palin

Barack Obama didn't pick Hillary Clinton for VP.

There are millions of men not making equal pay for an equal job held by other men.

And how do you make a one to one comparison, company by company, and industry by industry to determine what is the pay for an individual, whether it be male or female.

There is no objective way to make that comparison.


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stayingalivemoma 4 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

BRAVO!!! And I love the little side note about the "blue pill" hee hee hee! I am tweeting and sharing with my facebook friends!

Great job!


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

Wonderful, awesome and then some.

I just realized why Romney wants to kill Obama Care, (it is Obama Care, because he does). If Obama Care is repealed, Romney's private insurers do not have to pay, when women kill themselves trying to abort.


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Nyamache 4 years ago from Kenya

There is inequality and women should consider this before they vote. Well said..


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Really Jillian? Is this the best you can do? Is the continuation of class warfare rather than focusing on Obama's failed record the best you have in your arsenal? Notice lately that the polls are swinging the pendulum and women are realizing that Obama wants you to vote with your body parts and not your brains? Or has that escaped you and been substituted for the same partisan nonsense that seems to be parroted over and over again.

The Frog


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Prince,

One of my body parts that I value dearly IS my brain, and I am using that brain to inform my voting decisions.

As for partisan nonsense, that is precisely what I have been talking about for quite awhile. The GOP in Congress has tried to block everything that this President has attempted, yet at the same time, they have brought an average of one bill a week to the House floor that would limit the rights of women.

Has nothing to do with class warfare- this is war on one entire gender! I will always speak for myself and all women, including my daughters and grandaughter.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Jillian - I'm an Independent so I don't like any of them equally. I especially don't like Obama and his phony War on Women. So explain this to me from your "democratic perspective." How is it the women who work in the Obama White House make 18% less than the men working there? That's a fact so explain how hypocritical Obama can be when he starts talking nonsense. He does one thing while saying another. Take a stab at explaining why he doesn't have equal pay for equal work in his own work environment.

I keep trying to at least get some intellectual honesty from the left but it isn't ever forthcoming. If there is any war then the Dems are waging it. No one is trying to take your rights away but they may be trying to keep you under the socialist heel. Women need to be responsible for their own actions just like a man should be. You aren't special in that regard where reckless behavior should be condoned and supported.

The Frog


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Frog Prince,

For you to say that no one is trying to take my rights away is just NOT accurate. The Party of Rape is attempting it now...

I have read the Washington Post article suggesting that Obama pays women less than men. The article breaks down wages in the administration, but does not break down job titles or positions or duties involved.

Let me give you an example of a breakdown that would prove your point--but you can't find one, I have looked-

When I was an Operations Director a few years ago, one of my responsibilitites was giving raises to my employees. After examining the wages paid, I noticed that (all of the employees were doing the same job) there was serious wage disparity, and it was along gender lines-not performance. I was instructed, in no uncertain terms, by the COO and the CEO, that the men were at the top of the pay scale by design and that was policy, so deal with it.

For months, I fought this policy, and prior to leaving, was able, as my last effort, to convince upper management, to increase the pay of the highest income-producer in the office (a woman) to within $3.00 an hour of what the men made. They refused to give her anymore. Prior to that, this valuable employee was making $8.00 less per hour---same work----better results, but still unequal...

That is how pay equity is defined-again- equal pay for equal work, and there has been no study saying that the Obama administration pays women less than men.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Jillian - Get real. You have yet to address my question since you feel you know everything. Now tell me why women in the White House make less than their male counterparts? Your continuous diversions off topic become tiresome.

Then tell me why women have suffered disproportionately during the last four years and we now have 5 million plus more women unemployed than when Obama took office.

Jillian this election is about the economy and no matter how hard you attempt to make it about anything else is futile. Constantly crying over spilled milk won't solve our economic problems. Women are more interested in economic factors, jobs and their families than you seem to think they are. That is why polls show the swing in women from Obama to Romney. Now I know that ruffles your feathers but many women aren't stupid enough to vote with their reproductive organs.

War on Women? BS!

The Frog


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Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

omg! I *love this* !

This is so Perfect! I had to tweet and this is the second one I pinned

on Pin it. Vote this UP! right on and you had one heck of a mom! I will keep this going on and tweet up until election day Nov 6th. Great job! You are amazing writer and I am proud to stand with you on the *Truth*. May God bless you!


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi, Jo Goldsmith!

I did have one heck of a mom and she taught me way back when to stand up for myself-I miss her everyday- Thank you!

I am proud to stand with you also! Have to make sure that extremists stay out of our government. We have enough in Congress and do not need Romney and Ryan in the two top offices.

Dear Frog Prince,

I am sorry that you think my answer to your question was insufficient. First, I do NOT believe I know everything; I learn new things everyday, but to repeat, every article that I have read regarding the supposed disparity in pay in the Obama WhiteHouse does not really say that. Maybe I have missed something, so give me an article (just not one from Fox, because I won't read it) to read that compares equal work with equal pay and I will read it. I have reading comprehension skills, even at this later point in my life.

I am just as concerned about the economy as you are, Frog-

I am concerned about the debt and deficit, AND I am concerned about jobs.

Not that it is any of your business, but my reproductive organs were removed years ago due to tumors, so I do not vote with them. Usually, I mark my ballot with a number 2 pencil using my hands, or I check a box - no reproductive organs needed...

For you to suggest that the above article does not speak to economic issues is blatantly incorrect. The issues above may not affect your economy, but they affect the economy of millions of women and their families.

Some women are believing the things that Mitt Romney says, because his pattern has been to say something different every day- sometimes every hour. When a politician does that, he is lying. He is trying to appeal to people who have not heard or listened to what he said yesterday. I have listened, and even though I am not a registered elephant, much like an elephant, I remember.

As for suggesting that women who don't vote for Romney are stupid and voting with their reproductive organs- that is insulting and their is no excuse for it. I have never called you stupid, in spite of the fact that we have pretty much disagreed on everything. I will NOT ever call you stupid, Frog, but I will tell you when you are out of line.


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Methinks it is a prerequisite for participation in politics, to be a pathological liar. If a politician's lips are moving, chances are excellent he/she is lying to you.

That said, I believe the Republicans are far more dangerous than the Democrats. With the ever-more-frequent appearance of radical extremist branches, such as the "Tea Party" (what a shameful bastardization of the original group's name!), they become more dangerous each year, even though both parties guilty of at least stretching the truth, I feel the Republicans (and the current one under discussion in particular) are far worse.

What galls me most, however, is the way, WITHOUT FAIL, that EVERY time a Democrat takes office after an 8-year spell of Republican-made-mess; they want to twist it and blame the sitting Dem. president. Folks, it doesn't work that way! The mess took 8 years to create; it's not the fault of the current president, none of whom are wizards or magicians, and therefore cannot undo 8 years worth of damage in just 4 years.

I fully and totally abhor, detest and despise politics; yet we are stuck with the process we have. It is up to each of us to sort through the mis-information and dis-information, and do our own homework and digging (and I'm with you--NOT from Fox news--an apologist for the Republicans).

We'd be better off with changes in campaigning...but I think that matter is a Hub in and of itself....


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Jillian - Let me help you out since you may not know how to research. You are stone walling is what you are doing and I won't do all your research for you by giving you link after link after link.

Google "white house pay disparity" and start reading. Then Google "womens unemployment disparity: and start reading again. Then Google "polls on pro life" and see what you find there.

I'm not suggesting anything Jillian. What I am pointing out are facts. Facts that you obviously choose to ignore.

The Frog


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

This is not intelligent voting, and the issue on women is bogus as framed in this hub. It is vague, ambiguous and accusation on republicans and Mitt Romney are without foundation.

Why didn't you vote for Hillary Clinton for president?


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d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Great job. You tell it like it is. Those who say otherwise are certainly not looking at the problems with an open, or logical, mind. I found this short video today and think it sort of sums up the difference between President Obama actually doing something and those who would say otherwise.

http://youtu.be/FzNy4CsJD_4

This should be required viewing for ALL Right wingers and those "Independent" republican tea party members.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

I loved the video!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Did you love the links you found that I asked you to Google Jillian? I'm still waiting for you to answer my questions after researching the answers?

The Frog


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Frog-

You and I are talking about two different things. Gender pay gap refers to mens' vs womens' wages in the economy as a whole. Gender pay disparity refers means men and women who do the same job being paid different wages. There is no evidence presented, even in your suggested searches, that demonstrates what you want to demonstrate.

Now, I am sorry that you hate this article, but I stand by it, in spite of your disrespectful remarks. Any more and I will choose to ignore you.


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d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Did the frog like the video as well? There is none so blind as those who just won't see.


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abbykorinnelee 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

I enjoyed a hub I don't have a thing left to say:) But since I have to say something because my comment has to be longer than this I will talk about the rape part.

"Legitamate Rape"...but then "Forciable Rape": This is a moot point and its ridiculous those words are in front of the word rape. Rape is when a women doesn't want to have sex with you and she says NO. She could say No, lay there on her back and not move a muscle and if he has sex with her than he raped her. Some women are afraid to fight them off because they are afraid they will get beat up or he will kill her, so she cries the entire time. I am pretty sure crying is a no sign. If a man sees that you are so intoxicated he shouldn't touch you. If he does and he has sex with you than he raped her because it is rape if a women can't reasonably consent to the encounter. When I hear this "one night stand" regret so cry rape...it offends me. Because as a women I know that girl probably was so plastered she doesn't know what happened and he took advantage of her. If some one is pressuring you and won't leave you alone and they do it so much that they give in to make you stop? Some have won on that regard as rape as well because those situations can also turn violent and if a women is telling you that you need to get off of her you do so. A women's body doesn't haev a "trigger" that knows she is being raped and so the body knows to spontaneiously abort the fetus. So yes you can get pregnant from rape and every form of rape whether its insest or its statuatory or its the two different terms he can't decide to call it...

Date Rape is the more violent and more traumatizing crime because its someone you know and trust that violates you. Date rape is the most common form of rape. It is more likely for you to be date raped than to be raped in an alley by a stranger.

Anyway, just thought I would say something. Well written.


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abbykorinnelee 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

I have to say that the one thing I detest about talking about politics and religion is that it always takes a turn from one side or another when discussing it which include a lot of bullying. I think that sometimes we will never in a million years change someone's mind no matter what we show them. There is actually a study that was done on it and they found that if you have a bunch of people who have a really strong view about something, if you give them things to read about their positiion, the data they are given is emirically researched and is found to be valid and reliable. The data they realize proves them wrong. Guess what, they will do anything they can to denounce the official findings and will stand by their origional view. Even when its 100 percent fact they held in their hand. People also don't have the natural lateral thinking abilities, so combine the two and you have what I have seen for the last week. And, this is why I didn't tell a soul who I was voting for. I have done a lot of research but I have to disagree on google being a good source to do that, that I would do if you didn't have access to a library like I do. I use my university's online library that only includes peer reviewed, published scholoraly work. We were actually given a bunch of classes on how to do info gathering so that you get the right information. And when you go through google and local media...they are all bias. So they show you what they want to show you. Even some of the main news stations. Now those are the best to use if you don't have anything else that is better. I have a section in my online library that is all politics....so I have to tell you that I probably will never understand why personal insults are thrown around its not the end of the world its a fucking election...lol...Jillian I do love your tenacity and I did learn a lot from Frog. I see your in Cali...I am from Cali...I miss it. hope the weather is treating you well. I think I need to set a reminder to call Planned Parenthood tomorrow and get all of my female appointments scheduled and my birth control. That way if they do get shut down I already got my services. The one by me btw..doesn't do abortions:) ahhhhh....I think I am going to show this hub to my dad so I can watch him blow another gasket...he is worse than Frog when its about this shit....funny though he is the one that took me too planned parenthood and he is the one that paid for me....funny how its okay if you benefit from it but you don't have to support it. Kind of hypocritical but I just like seeing steam come out of his ears when he sees this.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi, abbykorinnelee,

It is very dry here right now. Just getting over a Santa Ana- It was in the high 80's over the weekend. I think it is wonderful that you are going to school in Wisconsin, the birthplace of our nation's labor movement! The people in Wisconsin seem, from what I have observed to be traditional, yet at the same time, free thinkers and progressive.

Dads are allowed different privileges when it comes to their daughters. They are allowed to be as protective as they want, I think. Now as for Congress, different story I think.

When I was in college, many years ago, I spent half my time in the law library and loved it---no computers back in the early 70's. Always take care of your health and continue to learn . You are our future. Thank you for your comments!


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abbykorinnelee 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

Its hard going back in your thirties but worth it. I am still getting used to the cold:) I remember learning to type on a typewriter


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abbykorinnelee 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

This was funny, thought you would like it

http://youtu.be/5Y0aydhFHNE


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abbykorinnelee 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

So I didn't know that in the first election Mitt Romney said that Obama would be better than McCain

http://youtu.be/jPGnJmbDq08


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abbykorinnelee 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

Have you noticed everytime that romney lies, or changes what he said in a previous political speech, he stutters ...and he has a temper


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Yes, his entire body language changes as well as his speech patterns. He vascillates between a dumb sounding "giggle" (I don't know what else to call it) or the temper. He has issues with being backed into a corner. Did you know that when his kids were little, as a practical joke, it is said, that he used to shove their faces into a dish of butter? Funny, funny Mitt!


Justsilvie 4 years ago

Well done! Going to share this now!

If you are interested in a good book on the subject and have not read The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World by Michelle Goldberg it puts into perspective. Really Interesting.


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junko 4 years ago

Very good hub that disputes Republican lies about their love for women. You have shown here that action speaks louder then words. Very useful for the next 72 hrs and the 2014 mid-term elections.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Thank you, junko- I am sick of Romney's lies and I think we all know what his "Real Change" will be.

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