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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list wonít run, and some have adamantly claimed that theyíre not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Senator Bob Casey Continues to Abandon His So-Called Pro-Life Views

    07/16/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who ran as a pro-life advocate when he won a Senate term in 2006 and 2012, but who has disappointed pro-life advocates with repeated pro-abortion votes, continues to abandon his pro-life views.A couple years ago, he voted against a measure to revoke taxpayer funding from the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Today, Casey voted for a bill to ‚Äúoverturn‚ÄĚ the Supreme Court decision protecting Hobby Lobby from being forced to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.Michael Ciccocioppo, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, told LifeNews he is disappointed that Casey continues to abandon is publicly-stated...

    06/28/2014 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    Big Government ^ | June 27,2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    ďIt does make a difference,Ē she said. ďWhat you are doing makes a difference and now more than ever we need to ramp it up. Donít retreat, we gotta reload.Ē In spite of their frustration, Palin soon had the crowd laughing as she peppered her speech with political jokes and taking shots against President Obama and his allies. West, a University of Tennessee graduate, led the crowd in a rendition of the song Rocky Top, much to the delight of the crowd. Palin took the stage acknowledging that Sevierville was Dolly Partonís home town, explaining that she once dressed up...
  • Sarah Palin to Headline Tennessee Tea Party Rally (she's going after Alexander!)

    06/19/2014 5:01:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 6/19/14 | Tony Lee
    On June 26th, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will headline an "America's Last Stand" Tea Party rally in Eastern Tennessee at the Sevierville Convention Center. The rally was scheduled to be held at Smokies Stadium, but was moved indoors due to weather concerns. The Sevier County Tea Party in association and JL Production will organize the event, and Palin will appear with with Judge Jeanine Pirro, Senator Rick Santorum, and Col. Allen West. Singers Jon Secada and John Michael Montgomery will provide the entertainment. There are only 7,500 seats available for the event. In 2010, Palin keynoted the National Tea...
  • 3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party

    06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. [Ö] It is Paulís third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. Ö
  • Santorum Endorses Clovis, Blasts Ernstís Record of Raising Taxes

    05/15/2014 10:39:19 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 5/14/2014 | Craig Robinson
    The last time Rick Santorum was in Iowa, political reporters suspected that an endorsement in the Republican U.S. Senate contests was eminent. Santorum endorsed his longtime friend Secretary of State Matt Schultz, who is running for congress in Iowaís third Congressional District on his trip to Iowa in back in March, but he refused to endorse U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis at the time. Clovis was an early and influential supporter of Santorum in the 2012 presidential race. This morning Santorum got of the sidelines and officially backed Clovis in Iowaís U.S. Senate race, but in doing so called out...
  • Rick Santorum: Establishment GOP don't have a clue on how to fix key problem

    05/15/2014 5:13:48 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jake Tapper, Sherisse Pham
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the GOP has a problem, and they know it. "Areas where we should be winning, like in Ohio, and in Michigan, places where the economy is not strong, where the Obama administration policies have hurt there ... they're not voting for us," says Santorum, author of the new book "Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works." Establishment Republicans "realize we have a problem there. I don't think they have any clue how to fix it," says Santorum. "The tea party realizes, that's who they are, these are conservatives who don't think...
  • Santorum Dismisses Rand Paulís 2016 Prospects: ĎThe Republican Party Is Not A Libertarian Partyí

    05/06/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 6, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum dismissed Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paulís 2016 presidential ambitions, claiming ďthe Republican Party is not a libertarian partyĒ and suggesting few GOP voters would be swayed by Paulís small government message. Santorum swiped at the senator Monday during an appearance on CNNís ďCrossfire,Ē where he told left-wing host Van Jones that Republicans ďneed a positive agendaĒ to win in 2014 and 2016. ďSo positive agenda,Ē Jones replied. ďRand Paul, who now seems to be everywhere. Heís the frontrunner in your party. Do you agree with his ideas, are you going to support Rand Paul?Ē...
  • Republican Neel Kashkari clashes with Mitt Romney over minimum wage

    05/10/2014 3:35:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | Michael Finnegan
    Hours after former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for an increase in the minimum wage, Neel Kashkari, one of the partyís top candidates for governor of California, said such a move would be devastating to workers. The timing of the clash was awkward for Kashkari, a former investment banker from Laguna Beach. Romney is one of the Republican luminaries Ė including former Govs. Pete Wilson of California and Jeb Bush of Florida Ė whose support Kashkari has featured in campaign mail and TV advertising.
  • Mitt Romney: Letís raise the minimum wage

    05/09/2014 1:35:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Alternate headline: Romney not running for President in 2016. Mike Barnicle braced Mitt Romney on the GOP‚Äôs demographic issues and its ‚Äúconservative bent‚ÄĚ on popular initiatives like immigration reform and a minimum-wage hike. Romney talks about the big tent of Republicanism, but notes that he supports a minimum-wage hike:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ‚ÄúI think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us,‚ÄĚ Romney said on MSNBC‚Äôs ‚ÄúMorning Joe.‚ÄĚIn recent days, two of Romney‚Äôs former opponents, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty,...
  • Mitt Romney: Raise the minimum wage (Go away Tom Dewey!!)

    05/09/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies ^ | 5/9/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday morning said he supports an increase in the minimum wage, breaking with many Republicans who have stood against it. ďI, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it,Ē the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said. ďBecause frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay.Ē Romneyís comments come after Senate Republicans rejected a vote on a Senate bill that would have increased the minimum wage to $10.10. Recently, though, former Minnesota...
  • Unfit to be President - Romney to GOP: Raise Minimum Wage

    05/09/2014 10:14:16 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 69 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/9/14 | w carruthers
    It is "appropriate" for Republicans to use investigations, such as those into Benghazi and the IRS, for election campaigns, two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday. Romney stressed that the investigations would not be taking place if Republicans did not have a majority in the House. "There would not be an investigation into Benghazi, there would not be an investigation into the IRS, were there not a Republican House. And, so to say, 'Look, elect Republicans so that we can have these kinds of investigations' is appropriate," the former Massachusetts governor told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The issue of using the...
  • Romney on minimum wage: 'we ought to raise it' (Mitt makes pilgrimage to MSNBC...)

    05/09/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/9/14 | Paul Steinhauser
    In a break with many in the Republican Party, Mitt Romney says he backs a move to raise the minimum wage. "I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee said Friday morning. "I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us," Romney added in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Rick Santorum Endorses Ben Sasse in Nebraska Senate Race

    05/07/2014 10:30:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 5/7/14 | Alex Roarty
    Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday will endorse Republican Ben Sasse for Nebraska's Senate seat, National Journal has learned, yet another high-profile endorsement for the Cornhusker State conservative ahead of his competitive primary. Santorum, who finished second to Mitt Romney in 2012's GOP presidential primary, is particularly popular with social conservatives, and in his endorsement, he touted Sasse's strict opposition to abortion rights. "Ben Sasse will be a fighter on life issues and on issues that support our families," Santorum said in a statement. "Ben Sasse says he will be a 'champion for the unborn,' and I believe him....
  • Tea Party Express Endorses Ben Sasse for U.S. Senate in Nebraska

    05/07/2014 10:33:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 5/6/14
    Sacramento, CA Ė Tea Party Express, the nationís largest Tea Party political action committee, is proud to announce its endorsement of Ben Sasse, who has continued to expand his conservative support in the election to represent Nebraska in the United States Senate. Tea Party Expressí Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, ďAmericaís economic decline is rooted in the Ďweíll-deal-with-it-tomorrowí culture of Washington, D.C. If we are going to turn things around, we need to elect leaders that are willing to tackle Americaís biggest problems with bold ideas. Thatís why Tea Party Express is endorsing Ben Sasse for the U.S. Senate. ďBen...
  • Rick Santorumís New Culture War: He wants the Republican party to stand for work and family

    05/06/2014 12:22:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2014 | Patrick Brennan
    Rick Santorum is rebranding himself. With the bruising 2012 primary behind him and another presidential bid in his sights, the former Pennsylvania senator and famous culture warrior is out with a new book, Blue Collar Conservatives, that puts his longstanding interest in working-class issues at the fore. Defeating same-sex marriage has become reclaiming marriage culture. His new bookís index doesnít have one reference to abortion, and itís barely mentioned in the text at all. In Santorumís much-longer 2005 work, It Takes a Family, several chapters are devoted to abortion. Medicaid goes from one mention in his 2005 bookís index...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Santorum: Not Sure GOP Cares About Poor People [VIDEO]

    04/30/2014 12:43:48 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday heís not convinced the GOP cares about poor people as much as Democrats do. ďPeople ask me, ĎDo Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do?íĒ Santorum said at a New York meeting of conservatives. ďIím not sure we do. Iím not sure we do. And the reason Iím not sure we do, is because I donít hear us talking about them very often.Ē The remarks came during the Q-and-A portion of the event, where Santorum was promoting his new book, ďBlue Collar Conservatives.Ē He was asked whether he supports the...
  • Santorum Calls Out GOP on Its Biggest Failing(no...he doesn't get it)

    04/29/2014 11:15:06 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 26 replies
    The Fiscal Times/yahoo ^ | 4-29-14 | Maureen Mackey
    Rick Santorum refuses to be dismissed as just another also-ran. The former Pennsylvania senator, a 2012 contender for the GOP presidential nomination, told a conservative gathering in Manhattan on Monday night that thereís a simple reason the Republican Party failed in its try for the White House in the last two presidential elections. The GOP, he said, fell into a pit. It became ďdisconnected from most Americans, who didnít think the Republican Party cared about them.Ē
  • Rick Santorum: GOP must woo Sam's Club, not Whole Foods, voters

    04/28/2014 12:42:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/28/2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    Former 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, who took his sweater-vest Image and Blue Collar message to victory in several primaries, is joining a growing chorus of Republicans who claim the party has forgotten about the poor and lower middle class with its push to help businesses and cut taxes. ďDo Republicans really care less about the person at the bottom of the ladder than Democrats do? To be painfully honest, I would have to say in some ways Ďyes,Ē' Santorum writes in his new book out Monday, Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works. ďThere are some...
  • Possible GOP presidential candidates to court NRA

    04/25/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 2:53 PM EDT
    Several potential Republican contenders for president will court gun-rights supporters at the National Rifle Associationís annual convention Friday. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are set to speak at the conventionís leadership forum, a kind of political pep rally and strategy meeting the NRA considers one of its premier events of the year. Ö
  • Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena?

    03/24/2012 1:20:13 AM PDT · by jay0718 · 9 replies
    Generation Snooki ^ | March 24, 2012 | Jay Stephenson
    Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena? Jay Stephenson March 24 2012 On May 5 last year, former Marine and Iraq war veteran Jose Guerena was just minding his business before police raided his Arizona home and opened fire, releasing more than 70 rounds in 7 seconds while his wife Vanessa and 4-year old son listened from a nearby closet. Armed with SWAT gear and an armored carrier, police no knock raided the Guerena home searching for illegal drugs that were never found. He was suspected of taking part in a marijuana...
  • Ron Paul Campaign Uses Soros-funded Research

    01/09/2012 7:04:25 PM PST · by detective · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | January 9, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Rick Santorum told [1] Ron Paul in Saturdayís debate: ďYou should know better than to cite George Soros-like organizations.Ē The comment came in response to attacks on Santorumís record from the Texas Congressman and libertarian running in the Republican presidential primaries. Exposed for using Soros-funded research in an attack ad [2] charging that Santorum had been ďone of the most corruptĒ members of Congress, Paul had no explanation or response, except to say that ďsomebodyĒ had done a survey attacking Santorum and he used it in the ad. The Ron Paul ad includes the line, ďIím Ron Paul and I...
  • Ron Paul: More Conservative Than Rick Santorum. ZOT

    01/13/2012 11:03:47 PM PST · by Republic_of_Secession. · 146 replies · 1+ views
    The Street [ website ] ^ | Jan 11, 2012. | Joe Deaux.
    Ron Paul Is More Conservative Than Rick Santorum. By Joe Deaux 01/11/12 - 04:02 PM EST NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- During a Republican presidential debate Saturday, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had a spat about who was more conservative as each clawed for blocks of Republican voters needed to topple front-runner Mitt Romney. According to a study done back in 2004 though, Paul was the more conservative of the two by a fairly healthy margin. A list put together at found that out of the 3,320 individuals (1 being the most liberal and 3,320...
  • Open letter to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and all conservative grassroots patriots and leaders!!

    01/29/2012 2:00:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    Jan 29, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Open letter to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and all God fearing, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, strong defense conservative grassroots patriots and leaders!! What are you waiting for? We know who and what Romney is. It's no secret. In his past he was intentionally to the left of Ted Kennedy. He campaigned for Roe v Wade as settled law that should be preserved and sustained and he delivered liberal activist judges to do just that. He campaigned on the platform that abortion should be safe and legal in America and he delivered taxpayer funded abortion in Massachusetts to make it so....
  • Rick Santorum at CPAC: Republicans Need to Be More Like Pope Francis

    03/10/2014 8:41:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/09/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    Republicans should learn from Pope Francis how to better communicate their message, Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, argued Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Republicans focus too much of their message on attracting business owners rather than workers, attacking President Barack Obama and explaining what they are against rather than what they are for, Santorum claimed. Instead, Santorum urged Republicans to reach out to those who are hurting and to talk about how their policies will help them. And to do that, learn from Pope Francis. "I think we need to take a lesson...
  • OíDonnell Favorably Features Santorum Quote To Bash Christie. Go Home, America. Youíre Drunk.

    01/15/2014 9:26:12 PM PST · by absentee · 2 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    You are entering the vicinity of an area adjacent to a location. The kind of place where there might be a monster, or some kind of weird mirror. These are just examples; it could also be something much better. Prepare to enter: The Scary Door.* Some clips just speak for themselves. Other clips are hilarious and unself-aware parodies of themselves. And still other clips make you question who you are as a human being and your place on this earth. This clip is the second one. Lawrence O'Donnell has to try really, really hard to be any more of a...
  • Seeing the Light: Rick Santorum's Movie is Wholesome and Inspiring - If you like that sort of thing.

    12/07/2013 2:14:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/07/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    The Christmas Candle, Rick Santorumís movie about a Christmas candle, is very nice. Itís nice in every sense of the word. Thereís not a lot else to say about it. I was really, really tempted to just e-mail my editors a document that said this: ď:-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-|Ē and try to convince them that publishing it would be subversive and hip. Reluctantly, I decided not to do that. But hereís why itís so much of a pain to write about this movie: Itís trying very hard to be something, and you feel like a jerk...
  • Howard Dean: Employers Have No Right to Make Health Decisions, But Gov't Does

    12/02/2013 5:13:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies ^ | December 2, 2013 | Susan Jones
    ( - Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, a liberal Democrat, says decisions about health care should rest with the federal government, not with individual employers who pay for their workers' health insurance. "So, you know, this is one country," Dean told CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley on Sunday. "We all have to live by a set of things that are passed in Washington and agreed to by the court. We'll see what the court does, but I don't think a particular employer has a right to decide what kind of health care their employees are going to...
  • Rick Santorumís movie ĎThe Christmas Candleí flops

    12/01/2013 7:44:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Salon ^ | 11/26/2013 | ELIAS ISQUITH
    Now that itís been out for two weeks, itís about time to acknowledge ďThe Christmas CandleĒ for what it is ó a massive flop. Distributed by EchoLight, Rick Santorumís family-friendly film distribution firm, ďThe Christmas Candle,Ē an old-fashioned holiday tale about a fictional English town in the late 19th century, has grossed less than $2 million since its release, bringing in a pathetic $2,500 per screen. Unsurprisingly, the filmís reviews are no better than its finances. Joe Neumaeir of the New York Daily News wrote that the film is ďas if a little plastic holiday village came to life. Except...
  • Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

    11/13/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-12-13 | Jacqueline Laing
    After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA has distinguished between paedophilic disorder and paedophilic orientation. Paedophilia-advocacy groups, like B4U-ACT, a grassroots lobby group, have long seen the declassification of paedophilia to the status of an "orientation" for ďminor-attracted persons" (MAPs) to be a necessary means to their ends. The North American Man-Boy Love Association (and numerous international affiliates advocating...
  • Pick of the week: Rick Santorum, unlikely hero [liberal rages against conservatives]

    11/08/2013 2:10:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Salon ^ | November 7, 2013 | Andrew O'Hehir
    I suppose the danger of AJ Schnackís immensely entertaining documentary ďCaucusĒ is that it retells all the hair-raising twists and turns of the 2012 Republican caucus in Iowa as human drama, with the things weíre supposed to care about Ė the ideology, the ďpoliticsĒ Ė stripped away. We know for sure that none of these clowns will ever be elected president, so weíre free to view them as flawed, interesting, crazy and sometimes even sympathetic characters in a larger narrative thatís beyond their control. I would argue, in fact, that this gripping and grotesque portrait of retail politics in the...
  • Republican Governors and a Few others . . . Pick Your Top Five

    11/06/2013 10:00:13 PM PST · by MrChips · 30 replies
    November 7, 2013 | MrChips
    OK, if you play along nicely, I'll tabulate the results later. So let's assume for the sake of argument that the next electable Republican president will come from the ranks of governors or from a handful of Senators or from an ex-office-holders like Jim DeMint or Mitch Daniels or Jeb Bush or Rick Santorum. PICK YOUR TOP FIVE (electability has to be your first consideration): Republican Governors here:
  • Santorum: Cruz Did More Harm than Good

    10/28/2013 12:58:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | October 27, 2013 | Patrick Brennan
    Former senator Rick Santorum offered qualified praise for Senator Ted Cruz this morning, but said the freshmanís effort to force defunding of Obamacare ultimately did ďmore harmĒ than good. Santorum said this wasnít Cruzís ďobjective,Ē which he called ďa laudable one,Ē but he criticized the senator for having no plan to get to his goal of defeating Obamacare. Meet the Press host David Gregory asked him whether he thought Cruz could be considered ďthe face of the Republican party,Ē and Santorum said Cruz is ďa faceĒ of the party but not the leader, noting that parties out of the White...
  • Santorum Bashes Cruz: He Did More Harm (Ricky outted as just a pro life lib estab)

    10/27/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-27-13 | Staff
    Appearing on NBCís Meet the Press, former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum bashed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), saying that Cruzís crusade against Obamacare had ben counterproductive. ďI would say in the end, he did more harm. I think it was not his objective," Santorum said. He continued: "I think his objective was a laudable one. I think he didn't do a very good job of planning it out. I think it's one thing to have a goal and another thing to have a plan to get you to that goalÖUnlike the Democratic party who has a leader,...
  • Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll

    09/07/2013 5:21:58 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 39 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 9/7/13 | Kevin Derby
    Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll BY: KEVIN DERBY | Posted: August 7, 2013 8:59 AM The latest Granite State poll by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire was released late on Tuesday and it shows U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sinking in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary. Rubio is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. In recent months. Rubio has drawn fire from conservatives for his prominent role in supporting immigration reform. The poll finds New Hampshire Republicans divided on who they want to see as their partyís nominee...
  • ABC Tries to Con America Into Believing that Sarah Palin Will Run for President

    08/18/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | August 18, 2013 | Jason Easley
    The mainstream media refuses to give it up. ABC News is trying to fool people into believing that Sarah Palin will be a presidential candidate. Check out this graphic and see it for yourself. Before RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was interviewed on This Week, ABC aired a pre-recorded video package with the announcer saying at the end, ďThereís no shortage of prospective Republican candidates, and that makes it even more challenging for the party to resolve its ideological divide.Ē So letís take a look at who ABC News thinks is a potential Republican presidential candidate: Ted Cruz? Check. Donald Trump?...
  • CNNís Erin Burnettís imagines Rand Paul as a Ďrabid spider monkeyí

    08/16/2013 12:13:43 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 36 replies ^ | AUGUST 16, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    CNNís Erin Burnett found herself confronted with the idea of Rand Paul as a ďrabid spider monkey,Ē after a guest on her show used the imagery to describe the Kentucky senator in a fight. While discussing the feud with Gov. Chris Christie, Burnettís guest, Hogan Gidley, a former communications director for Rick Santorum pointed out that Rand Paul refused to be bullied. ďWhatís fascinating to me here is Rand Paul saying, bring it on and if you come at me, Iím going to come at you like a rabid spider monkey, and he hit him right in the face,Ē Gidley...
  • 2016 President: Republican Outsiders Rising (From Sabato's Crystal Ball)

    08/15/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Center For Politics ^ | 08/14/2013 | Larry Sabato
    Our most recent rating of Republican presidential contenders features a top tier of three notably different candidates: A Midwestern governor (Scott Walker) who is known best by the activists who will help decide the nomination; a leading national figure (Chris Christie) who has irked conservatives; and a firebrand senator (Rand Paul) with devoted supporters who would shake up the party¬ís platform and, perhaps, identity.Chart 1: Updated Crystal Ball Republican presidential rankings First Tier Candidate Key Advantages Key Disadvantages Since Last Update Scott WalkerGovernor, WI ¬ēMidwest GOP gov. in Obama state ¬ēHeroic conservative credentials ¬ēShown political durability ¬ēToo bland? Next Pawlenty?...
  • Rick Santorum in Iowa: The Term ĎMiddle Classí is ĎMarxism Talkí

    08/14/2013 6:07:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 31 replies
    Mediate ^ | August 13, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Is there such thing as ďclassĒ in America? Not if you ask Rick Santorum. The once and possibly future GOP presidential candidate spoke to a Republican gathering in Lyon County, Iowa late last week and shared this piece of advice with his party: ďDonít use the term the other side uses.Ē That includes the ďmiddle class.Ē Santorum proceeded to tear into President Obama for constantly invoking the term ďmiddle classĒ in his speeches about the economy. ďSince when in America do we have classes?Ē Santorum asked. ďSince when in America are people stuck in areas or defined places called a...
  • Seeking real justice for Trayvon Martin (Please bring a large bucket!)

    03/29/2012 4:17:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Camp Verde Bugle ^ | March 29, 2012 | Gene Lyons
    Everybody wants to see justice done in the Trayvon Martin case, and almost everybody acts as if they already know what that is. Never mind the Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and crusading journalist all in one. Nor his MSNBC colleague Lawrence O'Donnell, who recently announced he'd decided to forgo wearing a hoodie on TV to look more like a prosecutor. Here's GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on "Face the Nation," assessing shooter George Zimmerman's mental health. "Someone has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this," Santorum said. "This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are...
  • Santorum: Zimmerman Ďhas a very sick mind,í motive Ďa malicious oneí

    03/25/2012 9:47:28 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 266 replies · 100+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On ďFace the NationĒ Sunday on CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained that his view of the Trayvon Martin shooting differed significantly from the one held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
  • Santorum Pronounces Zimmerman Guilty Before Trial, or Charge

    03/25/2012 6:55:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 191 replies · 6+ views
    Big Government ^ | March 25, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Republican presidential contender Sen. Rick Santorum appeared on CBS' Face the Nation this morning and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder in the first degree. Admitting that he was "not privy to whatís going on in someoneís mind," Santorum nevertheless said that Zimmerman, who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin while participating in a neighborhood watch last month, "has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this." He added that Zimmerman's motive had been "malicious." The mental state of the alleged perpetrator, the motive, and the question of whether he pursued the alleged victim, are both critical in...
  • Poll: 2 percent in Alaska support Zimmerman for president (Supposedly, HRC beats SP!)

    08/02/2013 8:22:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    United Press International ^ | August 2, 2013 | Kristen Butler
    In a recent poll of Alaska voters, George Zimmerman -- who was recently acquitted in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin -- got a surprising 2 percent support as a hypothetical Republican presidential candidate. The newest Alaska survey from Public Policy Polling shows Hillary Clinton's only chance of winning the state in 2016 would be in a matchup against Republican Sarah Palin, where Clinton would lead 49/40 percent. Clinton trails all other Republican candidates in the survey. Out in front, Chris Christie leads her by 8 points at 46/38, Jeb Bush leads at 49/42, Rand Paul is up...
  • Cruz Makes An Outstanding First Impression in Iowa

    07/23/2013 12:48:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 40 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | July 22 2013 | Craig Robinson
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz might only be in the first year of his first term in U.S. Senate, but he is already igniting the imaginations of Iowa Republicans who view him as strong presidential candidate in 2016 should he choose to run. Cruz was in Des Moines on Friday to address the Iowa Renewal Project, an annual weekend gathering of Iowa pastors and religious leaders. Cruz also attended a picnic fundraiser for the Republican Party of Iowa, and met with Republican activists and operatives during his first foray into Iowa. Cruz downplayed the significance of his trip to Iowa in...
  • GOP hopefuls on immigration, gay marriage

    07/02/2013 6:05:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2013 4:06 AM EDT
    Immigration Reform Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Ö, a longtime advocate of comprehensive immigration reform, said in a statement that the Senate vote was a ďstrong step for meaningful immigration reform and encouraging legal immigration for those that want to contribute to a better America.Ē ÖNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called for tighter border controls and a pathway to citizenship for legal immigrants. ÖTexas Gov. Rick Perry Ö has steadfastly opposed a border fence, saying it would take 10 to 15 years to build, cost $30 billion and wouldnít work. ÖGay Marriage In a speech in June, (Jeb) Bush...
  • Rick Santorum Becomes Head of Faith Based Movie Production Company

    06/25/2013 1:53:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | June 25, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    I have to admit, I didn't see this one coming. Rick Santorum = Movie Mogul. That's right, former presidential candidate Rick Santorum just became the CEO of a movie company that specializes in Christian entertainment. Deadline reports:The most recent news item on Rick Santorum‚Äės website is the former U.S. senator‚Äôs enthusiastic endorsement of Mitt Romney for president of the United States. But the runner-up for the 2012 GOP nomination is back in the headlines: He‚Äôs the new CEO of EchoLight Studios, a faith-based production, distribution, marketing and financing company that has released eight straight-to-video films since its founding in 2011....
  • Off Fox News, on with the show (Sarah Palin, Newt, Santorum and Dick Morris)

    05/26/2013 8:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 26, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger, breaking news reporter
    Yes, there is life after Fox News. Sarah Palin ďparted waysĒ with the network in January. Dick Morris was gone the following month. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum were suspended as contributors in March 2011 while they considered presidential runs. They havenít come back. Being escorted ó or, in some cases, shoved ó off Fox Newsís big stage has tested the ability of the four to find ways to stay relevant, whether through social media, books, radio shows, public appearances or other projects. In the time since these former high-profile paid commentators departed the most-watched news channel in the country...
  • High School Senior Fights, and Wins, Battle to Bring Santorum to His School

    04/27/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | April 24, 2013 | allen west
    Langston Bowens is a high school senior at Grosse Pointe South in Michigan, and helped arrange for Sen. Rick Santorum to speak at his school. But a funny thing happened after the speech was announced: School district officials changed their minds and cancelled the event. The story may have ended there, but Langston Bowens refused to be bullied by officials he felt objected to the speech based on their own, personal beliefs, so he took a stand. Col. Allen West sat down with Langston at the Reagan Center library in Santa Barbara to find out how he was able to...
  • In Iowa, Santorum to Push Back on GOP Shifts

    04/12/2013 4:46:41 PM PDT · by yongin · 16 replies
    RCP ^ | April 12, 2013 | Scott Conroy
    Ever since Rick Santorum ended his presidential campaign a year ago this week, he has acted as if that defeat was just a brief setback in his running quest for the Republican nomination. Almost three years out from the 2016 Iowa caucuses, the former Pennsylvania senator is set to return Monday to the nationís first voting state, where he won a come-from-behind battle against Mitt Romney by 34 votes in January 2012. Having witnessed the perils of underestimating him, Santorumís potential rivals next time around arenít likely to discount another strong challenge on his part, particularly in the Hawkeye State.