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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:16 pm    Post subject: Rick Santorum  Reply with quote

Santorum kicks off 2012 bid in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press
June 6, 2011

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, once the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, said Monday he's seeking the GOP nomination for president to protect American freedoms under threat from President Barack Obama.

A blunt-talking favorite among party social conservatives, Santorum said Obama has worked to undermine Americans' freedoms and pushed through a national health care plan that reduces individual choices. He accused Obama of spending billions of dollars that add to future generations' debts and said the president doubts the nation's potential....

Santorum, who enjoys strong support from the anti-abortion rights bloc in the Republican Party, nodded to the social conservatives who have huge sway in early nominating states of Iowa and South Carolina. He also pitched himself to tea party-style activists who have yet to jell around a single candidate.

"The principal purpose of America was to make sure each and every person was free. Ladies and gentlemen, that is at stake now," Santorum said, pointing to a Democratic-pushed health care law that conservatives loathe....

He also said that Democratic spending has put the country on a dangerous path, and Santorum blamed Obama for an economy that collapsed in 2008 before he won election....
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Entire article continues at http://news.mobile.msn.com/en-us/articles.aspx?aid=43292302&afid=1

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"The principal purpose of America was to make sure each and every person was free." ~ Rick Santorum.

Are the Republican candidates this year competing with each other for the prize of being the most ignorant of U.S. history.

ROFLMAO!

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If you think anti-Obama crap is obnoxious go to http://www.google.com/ type in Santorum and click "I'm Feeling Lucky"
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right on!

Edited to add:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/...rfaces-with-jon-stewart-plug.html
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum gets boost from Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck

By Salena Zito, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, December 2, 2011

[Salena Zito is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review staff writer and can be reached at 412-320-7879, via e-mail or on Twitter.]

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is getting some love from conservative luminaries Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck as he struggles to win the hearts of voters in Iowa weeks before the presidential caucuses there.

"If voters start shifting gears and deciding they want ideological consistency, then they're going to start paying attention to say, Rick Santorum," the former Alaska governor said as a guest on Fox News Thursday evening. Palin continued with praise for his "hard-line" positions on cutting taxes, dealing with Iran and abortion.

Santorum, understanding the implications of her remarks, immediately tweeted his appreciation. "Thank you @SarahPalinUSA for the kind words ..." he wrote.

"Palin's statement certainly helps with giving Santorum the conservative street credentials he needs with evangelicals in Iowa," said Catherine Wilson, an expert on religious voters impact on politics at Villanova University.

Palin's near endorsement follows a boost last week from conservative firebrand Glenn Beck, who was included in a Santorum fundraising e-mail plea for donations.

Beck said that he does not endorse candidates or get involved with politics, but when people ask him who to support he said, "If there is one guy out there that is the next George Washington, the only guy that I could think of is Rick Santorum. I would ask that you would take a look at him."

Of the eight candidates who are running in the Republican primary, Santorum, along with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, are tied for last with an average of 2.3 percentage points in RealClearPolitics aggregate polling.

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"Boost" from quitters - oops, I mean conservative luminaries - Palin and Beck?

Maybe all the way up to 2.4% in the polls!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, there really isn't a good ole girls network...or maybe Palin would be throwing Bachmann a bone!

Instead...

The angry white dudes catch all the breaks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

auntmartymoo wrote:
Wow, there really isn't a good ole girls network...or maybe Palin would be throwing Bachmann a bone!


Not in love, war, or politics:
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By Vince Coglianese
The Daily Caller
December 1, 2011

MSNBC contributor Meghan McCain was asked Thursday to compare Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during an appearance on the network.

"What does she have that Sarah Palin doesn't, didn't?"¯ asked Richard Wolffe, a fellow contributor.

"I think she's - this is going to get me in trouble, but I actually think she's just more smarter,"¯ explained McCain.
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Source, Fox Nation:
http://nation.foxnews.com/meghan-...-bachmann-just-more-smarter-palin
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and apparently much more smarterer than Meghan McCain.

(Although I still have yet to meet 1 single republican who cares what Meghan McCain has to say...on any subject.)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome to the first monthly meeting of conservative republican ho's.

i should mention that ho's doesn't refer to a woman of negotiable affection.
it's the conservative republican hall of shame.

salena zito wrote:


"If voters start shifting gears and deciding they want ideological consistency, then they're going to start paying attention to say, Rick Santorum," the former Alaska governor said as a guest on Fox News Thursday evening. Palin continued with praise for his "hard-line" positions on cutting taxes, dealing with Iran and abortion.


i feel that i should point out the parallels between joe stalin and rick santorum.

both are/were assholes but at least they're ideologically consistent.


salena zito wrote:


Beck said that he does not endorse candidates or get involved with politics, but when people ask him who to support he said, "If there is one guy out there that is the next George Washington, the only guy that I could think of is Rick Santorum. I would ask that you would take a look at him."


glenn beck thinks santorum is the next george washington?

let's see, washington was a surveyor, a general, the first president of the united states, commander in chief of the continental army, presided over the writing of the american constitution...

and rick santorum is an asshole.
yeah, i can see how glenn beck might make a statement like that.


meghan 'twinks' mccain wrote:
"I think she's - this is going to get me in trouble, but I actually think she's just more smarter,"¯


next...meghan has a bash at the commerce clause (santa's older brother, the one that handles the money) and veto powers (the international man of mystery's italian uncle)

jesus christ people...on the same page, rick santorum, sarah palin, glenn beck and meghan mccain?

it doesn't get much more worser than that.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you don't know how much it pains me to say this but i think it's time that we all start paying attention to rick santorum.
yeah, i know, he's a wanker but if tsiya's source is correct, wrist job ricky may have actually copped the most votes in the iowa caucus.

if, and it's a big if, santorum continues to surge in the polls, thoughtful conservatives may be faced with a post new hampshire dilemma that they, never in their wildest dante'-esque nightmares thought possible.

they/we may have to consider the very real possibility of having to choose between this retrogressive martinet and barack obama.

and so, in the true bum rejects spirit of fair play, i thought i'd post the first ignorant, one note, santorum hatchet job from an op-ed columnist whose musings i almost always find unusually vile, in reference to a candidate whom i find repellent.

from the washington post:


The extreme Rick Santorum
By Eugene Robinson,
Published: January 6
Before there was the Tea Party to define the phrase “far-right fringe,” there was Rick Santorum. He’s a nice-guy zealot who should never be allowed anywhere near the Oval Office.

It’s understandable that progressives would be tempted to cheer Santorum’s sudden rise as a viable candidate for the Republican nomination. The likely nominee, Mitt Romney, would love to be able to moderate his rhetoric and begin running a more centrist campaign that could appeal to independents in November. But if Santorum continues to pose a threat, Romney will likely have to move even further right — ceding valuable political ground to President Obama.

And if Santorum somehow manages to win the nomination, he will be easier for Obama to beat than Romney. I mean, Obama beats him easily. Doesn’t he?

But I know there’s no such thing as an airtight guarantee, and that’s why those welcoming the Santorum surge for Machiavellian reasons should be careful what they wish for.

I mentioned that he’s a nice guy. Unlike Romney, Santorum is perfectly at ease chit-chatting with strangers. He makes eye contact, engages the person he’s talking to and gives the impression that he’s speaking from the heart, not from a position paper. He seems genuine.

The problem is that his views are genuinely extreme and, in some instances, patently offensive. He is a cultural warrior who has equated same-sex marriage with polygamy, pedophilia and bestiality — and who has argued that gay men and lesbians should not serve openly in the military because “they’re in close quarters, they live with people, they obviously shower with people.”

Don’t worry: Santorum says he doesn’t have a problem with homosexuality, just with “homosexual acts.” So, all you gay people out there, just go sit in a corner. And no touching.

For heterosexuals, Santorum wants to end federal funding for contraception. Yes, he opposes birth control. Contraception, he said in October, is “not okay” because it gives people “a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” Thankfully, no one asked the obvious follow-up question.

Santorum also has linked the projected Social Security shortfall to rampant contraception — basically, birth control means fewer babies who would grow up to be workers whose payroll taxes would support the hordes of retirees who were born in simpler, purer times, when condoms were kept behind the counter and dispensed only at the whim of a stern and judgmental pharmacist.

Santorum is implacably opposed to Obama’s health care reforms. Among other objections, he has said that insurance companies should continue to have the right to deny coverage — or charge more — for individuals who have preexisting conditions. “I’m okay with that,” he said last month.

On the other hand — and this is what makes him potentially a tougher opponent for Obama than many people think — Santorum, unlike the other Republican contenders, has a discernible social conscience. During the debates, he has spoken eloquently of the pain that blue-collar families are feeling because of economic dislocation. His platform includes a plan to give preferential treatment to the manufacturing sector — according to free-market dogma, a forbidden exercise in “picking winners and losers.”

Santorum’s working-class background and manner might give him an appeal to Rust Belt voters that Romney could never match. And while Santorum lost his last election by a landslide, no one can doubt that he’s a skilled politician. A couple of months ago, he was driving himself to campaign stops in order to save money. Look where he is now.

And look where we would be if somehow he got elected: quite possibly, at war with Iran.

I do not say this lightly. With the exception of Ron Paul, the Republican candidates have competed to see who can be most hawkish on Iran’s nuclear program. Santorum wins, hands down. He has said flatly that, unless Iran agrees to open its nuclear facilities to inspection and begins to dismantle them, as president he would order military strikes. In fact, Iran is already under nuclear inspection, but Santorum seems not to care. He has said he believes an attack by Israel or the United States is probably inevitable.

It’s quite difficult for a president to change the nation’s culture. It’s quite easy for a president to start a war. Yes, the GOP’s clown-car nomination battle is a source of amusement. The prospect of a Santorum presidency, though, is a source of alarm.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scrutney wrote:
...thoughtful conservatives


Ooops, delete comments - my mind misinterpreted "conservatives" and I was responding on the unique and amazing postulation of "thoughtful Republicans."
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You weren't kidding it was a Hatchet Job.


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