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Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:06 PM

Santorum would be a courageous and brilliant GE opponent, we should fear him.

For the Right Wing Lurkers;

(You can quote at your little buddy sites)

We liberals should fear Santorum and not be making fun of him. He is a clear headed man with strong morals and principles. He will excite the 'silent' majority of the country and make it really really really really hard for us to bring our atheistic communalistic policies to fruition. We should hope that the Republicans pick anyone but Santorum.



For the rest of us;

Please ix-nay on the at-bay it-shay azy-cray ayings-sayof Antorum-Say until we get Omney-Ray out of the ace-ray. hat-thay way the Epublicans-Ray ill-way be ucked-fay even-say ay-ways to Unday-Say. Or-Fay ow-nay we ould-shay aise-pray Antorum-Say and etend-pray to ear-fay him until Omney-Ray is 100% blitered-o-ay to itherines-smay. Eep-Kay all of the Antorum-Say at-bay it-shay azy-cray ayings-say azy-cray iet-quay until he is the official 'presumed landslide maker' of 2012.

That is all

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Reply Santorum would be a courageous and brilliant GE opponent, we should fear him. (Original post)
grantcart Feb 2012 OP
niyad Feb 2012 #1
dhill926 Feb 2012 #2
MarianJack Feb 2012 #3
Firebrand Gary Feb 2012 #4
DavidDvorkin Feb 2012 #5
pa28 Feb 2012 #6
Ruby the Liberal Feb 2012 #8
The Doctor. Feb 2012 #14
Ruby the Liberal Feb 2012 #20
The Doctor. Feb 2012 #27
grantcart Feb 2012 #10
renie408 Feb 2012 #16
Cosmocat Feb 2012 #28
Ruby the Liberal Feb 2012 #7
cliffordu Feb 2012 #9
Loudmxr Feb 2012 #11
grantcart Feb 2012 #13
NBachers Feb 2012 #22
The Doctor. Feb 2012 #12
renie408 Feb 2012 #15
Kalidurga Feb 2012 #17
Ruby the Liberal Feb 2012 #37
grantcart Feb 2012 #40
napoleon_in_rags Feb 2012 #18
XemaSab Feb 2012 #19
NBachers Feb 2012 #21
Lugnut Feb 2012 #23
Douglas Carpenter Feb 2012 #24
quaker bill Feb 2012 #25
Surya Gayatri Feb 2012 #26
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #29
grantcart Feb 2012 #30
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #31
grantcart Feb 2012 #33
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #35
grantcart Feb 2012 #39
BootinUp Feb 2012 #32
livetohike Feb 2012 #34
K Gardner Feb 2012 #36
cliffordu Feb 2012 #38
IDemo Feb 2012 #41
DFW Feb 2012 #42

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:10 PM

1. yikes, you had me going there for a second at the title. I nearly lost my tea.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:11 PM

2. ha ha......

freakin' hilarious. Have to read it out loud for the full effect......

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:12 PM

3. ERY-VAY UNNY-FAY!

icked-kay & eccommended-ray!

EACE_PAY!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:19 PM

4. Hahaha, Let me count the years.

Good on ya Grantcart! It's been too long.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:26 PM

5. Please don't throw us into that briar patch.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:30 PM

6. Santorum as a GE opponent actually bothers me more than Romney.

Romney comes across as an automaton who will lie or triangulate based on the audience he is talking to at the moment. He's an obvious liar and IMO that's why the republicans are in the process of rejecting him. I think he'd be rejected as a phony in the general election as well.

However, Santorum has one huge advantage we should not underestimate. No matter how crazy the content of his speeches or the extremity of his positions he creates the impression of a reasonable, humble and sincere man if you don't happen to know his backround on the issues. He actually believes what he's saying and no matter how crazy you don't get the sense he's lying or repeating a talking point calculated for political effect.

I think Obama would tear Romney to bits but when it comes to the idea of running against Santorum we'd better be careful what we wish for IMO.

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Response to pa28 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:33 PM

8. He humbly and sincerely lost his incumbent senate seat by 18 points in 2006

He won't even carry PA much less the folks who live in the 21st century in this country.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:11 AM

14. That's NOT TRUE! That's not true at all!

 


They love him everywhere for his refreshing, Palin-esque honesty! He'd carry the US! He'd carry Israel! He'd even carry the Ivory Coast!

How could you think of dreaming that you could imagine thinking about Santorum not beating Obama?

(That wasn't too thick, was it?)

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Response to The Doctor. (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:08 AM

20. Thick? Not at all!

More! More!

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 08:10 AM

27. Look, we'd be in Dire Straights if he were the nom...

 

He'd get his Ticket to Heaven because Once upon a time in the West he did The Walk of Life (I prefer 'anti-choice') to keep the Tunnel of Love open (if you know what I mean) and he'd get his Money for Nothing.

The Man's Too Strong. His Brothers in Arms would Ride Across the River and Hand in Hand give him the Heavy Fuel to Skateaway with the White House!

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Response to pa28 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:39 PM

10. Yes I too fear the humble Santorum candidate







And all of the hours of him talking about Satan and the Protestant Church and the upside of the Crusades and the middle ages should e-bay ept-kay uiet-qay until he has-hay the omination-nay.

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Response to pa28 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:19 AM

16. Either the actual point of this thread went right over your head, or you are AWESOME at this! n/t

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Response to pa28 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 08:16 AM

28. Santorum is VERY formidable

I am a PAer, I get him completely.

He is a smart guy, a very hard and capable campaigner, and he is exceptionally strong in all three core republican areas 1) Unabashed in pushing religion into government 2) One of the biggest of all war hawks 3) Ran K Street from the senate side when he was still there, so he is in with the big business types.

He has a JD and is generally well versed on most major issues. He is NOT a bachmann or cain type moron.

However, he GENUINELY believes the most far right of all positions and is open about it.

Whatever the end result of GWB's presidency was, he at least got there under the veil of being a moderate - "compassionate conservative." Bush's one true gift was a politician, being able to speak in moderate manner while being able to wink at the far right and them know for sure he was their guy.

Santorum absolutely would tighten up the party, and would get the grass roots people motivated, there is no doubt about that. But, he would not be able to have the same appeal the mushy middle that Romney probably would have. And, as much as he would energize HIS team, he would inversely energize the democratic net roots, he is THAT kind of guy, that would really put a charge into both sides.

His presence would juice up the Ds almost as much as it would juice up the Rs, and the difference would be less of an appeal to the indy vote.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:32 PM

7. Ahahaha!

Well played!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:37 PM

9. ROFL......

K&R....

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:46 PM

11. The last paragraph reminded me of my father who spoke pig latin.

Then when I worked later on, after his death, Bumps Blackwell (look him up) said to me in a recording session. "I just spoke pig latin and you understood it? O-fe??"

My daddy taught me. Then I discovered as we worked and associated with a lot of older black artists, I knew a lot about the black culture of the 30's and 40's and 50's.

Why? I don't know. But I blew away these older artists with my knowledge, a white boy from Burbank, that my daddy taught me. I don't know how he knew ...I wish I could ask him today.

Hi Daddy!

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Response to Loudmxr (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:04 AM

13. My dad taught me too. I think it was widely used during WWII as a baracks game

Thomas Jefferson was fluent in it lol.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_latin

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Response to Loudmxr (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:55 AM

22. Yeah, I first thought Bumps Blackwell was some "undiscovered gem" 'till I checked him out

Just "undiscovered" by me.

My dad could've sat in with these guys too and communicated with 'em in a way that would've fit right in.

I've picked up a few of his characteristics, but somehow that white dude from Rochester NY was the master. Gone all these many years.

I hope he's swingin' away in some ethereal jazz club right now; right where he was always meant to be.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:04 AM

12. The likelyhood of Santorum beating Obama has me deeply concerned.

 

Luckily, pigs are as likely to learn pig-latin as wingnuts are to learn actual Latin.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:12 AM

15. I was just telling my family that Rick Santorum might almost make ME want to vote Republican.

(this is illiant-bray!)

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:22 AM

17. I am so scared that I have chosen my Ricky Inauguration attire.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:10 PM

37. Wow is that ever appropriate.

Right down to the hat wings.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #37)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 06:39 PM

40. lol

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:27 AM

18. Oh Pshaw. Santorum is strong.

The major argument I've heard against Santorum is the name, which is good for giggles, but this kind of school yard stuff (his name means POOP!) doesn't disqualify him in the mind of sober grownups after the giggle. The fact that the left is impaired at the art of providing serious grownup critiques of this guy tells me that after the laughs, being where he is, he is very strong. Don't be surprised if this guy takes it, without a sober critique from us because we can't stop giggling.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:45 AM

19. Santorum is a man of character and conscience

We socialists and supporters of the US should be cowering in terror.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:45 AM

21. raelc dna duol uoy daer ,yakO

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:58 AM

23. DUZY! n/t

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 03:04 AM

24. he would have a lot more traction than most of us on the secular left would believe

But ultimately in a general election - most Americans want the President to go to Church and believe in Jesus Christ - but they really don't want someone who comes off as a religious nut. Attacking prenatal care on religious grounds , openly saying most Protestants have left the Christian faith and that the President doesn't believe in the Bible is certainly popular in the circles that comprise a significant portion of today's Republican Party primary voters. But it is simply too extreme on religiosity even for an essentially religious believing public.


(Sorry, I just woke up and kind missed the irony. I was just thinking - last year at this time I was still working in Saudi Arabia and there the government was very aggressively pushing prenatal screening. But Rick Santorum is telling the general public that prenatal screening is a secular, liberal socialist plot. Rick Santorum's anti-secularism is too extreme for Saudi Arabia)

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 06:27 AM

25. Rikky is right for them

If the republicans want to build a campaign around contraception (anti extra-marital sex - except when they are doing it), abortion, and gays, tinged with disdain for the poor and ethnic minorities, they could not pick a better candidate.

Since there is no point of them running on defense (Obama killed Osama), and the economy (see GWB), or guns (Obama did not take any of them away), all that they have left is God and Gays. You can't do better than Rikky for that.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 07:11 AM

26. Aughing-lay i-may as-slay of-fay! n/t

 

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:22 AM

29. Think about that for a moment. Casey kicked the SHIT out of him and he was the incumbent in 06!

 

Mr. Frothy just has to open his mouth and stupid flows out. Casey's smart, but not particularly good with a crowd or an enthusiastic speaker and he still opened a can of whoop-ass on Santorum - 17 points - freakin' 17 points in PA (technically 17.4, but still)! Even the rural areas leaned toward Casey. Mr. Frothy can count PA out of the Electoral College if he gets the nomination.

Oh, and how about that $100,000 he still owes Penn Hills for the con job to "cyberschool" his kids while they lived in Leesburg?

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #29)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:58 AM

30. The PA loss was simply part of the higher power's plan. I really don't

Think that we should mess around with Santorum and his higher power

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Response to grantcart (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:05 PM

31. No. I live in PA - even Republicans didn't like him. He's scum.

 

He's already provided enough material (as they all have) for the Obama campaign to simply put together clips as their negative campaign ads. Actually, there's too much material and it's somewhat frothy.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:22 PM

33. No I think that you are mistaken, you may wish to go back to the OP and read the ENTIRE MESSAGE.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:59 PM

35. I got it the first time. I guess I'm just saying "IF" he gets the nomination, PA is out for him.

 

It's likely to go to a brokered convention (the GOP isn't big on actually CARING about votes, just keeping minorities out of the process). If that's the case, all bets are off, the field is open to all of the crazies including Palin, Perry, and Bachmann, and they'll just pick whoever the hell they think has the least ammunition of their own making for Obama to use. My money's on Huntsman. Yeah, it's almost all family money, but he isn't well known and doesn't have the trail of toxic sludge behind him that the other candidates do.

They're counting on PA (and need it), so I'm sure the GOP leaders aren't thrilled with Mr. Frothy.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 03:44 PM

39. and about 35 other states


Ironically he might have a problem with Utah, if he continues to go on about other people's phony theology.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:17 PM

32. lol nt

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:33 PM

34. grantcart

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:03 PM

36. ick-kay and ec-ray.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:37 PM

38. Kicked again just for the LULZ

Great post, GC

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 09:14 PM

41. The Santorum tech team is working feverishly to crack the encrypted part of your message

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:46 AM

42. Santorum could expose himself as an eggplant, and he'd still get 40% of the vote

That's just the way America votes.

A ticket of Porky Pig and Yogi Bear would get 40% of the vote as long they were the Republican nominees.

Santorum might even gain a point or two just for being three-dimensional.

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