Paul’s Texas swing a sign he is in race to stay

April 11, 2012 by  
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The race is all but over, he has yet to win a single contest and regularly ranks last in nationwide polls, but presidential hopeful Ron Paul soldiers on.

“We plan to continue running hard, secure delegates and press the fight for limited, constitutional government in Tampa,” campaign chairman Jesse Benton said in a statement released in response to Rick Santorum‘s withdrawal from the race on Tuesday.

The campaign may seem quixotic at this point, but observers and GOP officials say Paul has a reason for staying in the race all the way to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August. It’s all about influence.

“He’s a conviction politician; he wants to influence the platform,” said Jim Granato, director of the University of Houston Center for Public Policy. “He wants to move the party more to small-government conservatism.”

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Fascist Dick Santorum Suspends Campaign (good riddance!!!!)

April 10, 2012 by  
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Didn’t want to be Humiliated by Mitt Rom in his home state?

Now we will  not have to move to Canada… Not that we don’t love you Cannucks.

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (CBS) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign.

Senator Santorum appeared at a hotel room in Gettysburg at 2 p.m. where he announced he was suspending his campaign.

“We were very concerned about our roles as being the very best parents has we can be to our children,” Santorum said. “We made a decision over the weekend while this presidential race is over to for me and will suspend our campaign effective today – we are not done fighting.”

 

Cant resist (sorry)

Another Santorum Slip: Obama an Anti-War ‘Government Nig?’

March 30, 2012 by  
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Anti War? You must have the wrong Nig… ahhh, guy.

 

Crooks and Liars

Failed former junior senator from Pennsylvania by way of Virginia, turned presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum speaks to a crowd at The Armory in Janesville, Wisconsin on March 27th during a campaign stop.

In this speech, he had been blasting Barack Obama for all things real and imagined. Then where this clip begins Santorum continues “We know the candidate Barack Obama…what he was like. The anti-war, government nig… (insert stumble here).”

Oh my.

Maybe he meant to say “Blah people” again? Then Santorum awkwardly attempts to continue with some other thought bubble that hatched in his head. (The original video of the speech is available here. The remarks in question take place at about 34:50.)

Meanwhile, Santorum’s campaign staff are searching desperately for a word that starts with “nig” that sounds plausible:

“Oh, come on!” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley told Raw Story when asked for comment. “Give me a break. That’s unbelievable. What does it say about those that are running with this story that that’s where their mind goes. You know, I’m not going to dignify that with [a response].”

“That is absolutely ridiculous.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: The other slip here was to call the man who killed Osama “anti-war.” Obama anti-war?! Rick must be thinking of some other blah person.

Tags: Anti-war, Blah people, Candidate, Election 2012, Janesville, Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama, Racist, Rick Santorum, stumble, The Armory, Wisconsin

Santorum is Losing it…. (Video)

March 26, 2012 by  
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(CBS News) FRANKSVILLE, Wis. – In directing what appeared to be a new level of vitriol toward Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum on Sunday described his rival as “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” Santorum later, however, bristled at the notion that he was referring to anything other than Romney’s position on health care.

After a rally at the South Hills Country Club here, Santorum asked Republicans to “pick any other Republican in the country” than GOP presidential front-runner Romney, based on issues that make the former Massachusetts governor “uniquely disqualified” to run against Obama.

Reporters swarmed him for clarification, only to have Santorum testily reply that it was unreasonable to take his comment outside the context of health care.

“I would say, as for, on the issue of health care, yes, that’s what I was talking about – Obamacare, as you heard me say,” he said. “That’s what I said. I didn’t say anything different than that. That’s exactly what I said.”

Minutes later, Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times followed up with a question about his outburst, to which Santorum asked, “What speech did you listen to? Stop lying.” (watch at left)

Pressed further, Santorum clarified that he meant Romney was the worst candidate “to run against Barack Obama on the issue of health care, because he fashioned the blueprint. I’ve been saying it in every speech. Quit distorting our words. If I see it [in print], it’s bull(expletive). C’mon man, what are you doing?”

Romney spokesman Ryan Williams quickly issued a statement in response: “Rick Santorum is becoming more desperate and angry and unhinged every day. He see conservatives coalescing around Mitt Romney and he’s rattled by the backlash caused by his suggestion that keeping Barack Obama would be better than electing a Republican. He’s panicking in the final stages of his campaign.”

MSNBC Host Blames Limbaugh, Gingrich, Santorum For Trayvon Martin Death

March 24, 2012 by  
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Karen Finney, filling in for Martin Bashir, flat-out blamed the words of Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for creating the environment that lead to the horrible shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin in Florida.

(Author, producer, and actor) Kevin Smith on Santorum and Pornography

March 22, 2012 by  
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Author, producer, and actor Kevin Smith tells Piers Morgan that Rick Santorum lost when he went after pornography

Kevin Smith supports gay rights, and defends his brother: “Stay out of my brother’s bedroom, buddy…He’s a good dude!”

Ron Paul: Secret Service is welfare

March 21, 2012 by  
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And in light of Obama’s new laws against protesting while the SS is present, its not only “welfare” – it’s anti 1st amendment to have your SS guards present. – Regardless, Dr Paul does need security!

Politico

Ron Paul said Tuesday he doesn’t want any Secret Service protection because it’s “a form a welfare.”

“It’s a form of welfare,” the presidential candidate told comedian Jay Leno Tuesday. “You know, you’re having the taxpayers pay to take care of somebody and I’m an ordinary citizen and I would think I should pay for my own protection and it costs, I think, more than $50,000 a day to protect those individuals. It’s a lot of money.”

But while he might be opposed to having some extra protection, that doesn’t mean Paul doesn’t have a Secret Service code name picked out for himself.

“Bulldog,” the Texas congressman promptly answered when Leno asked what top-secret moniker he would want.

“I go after the Fed and all that big spending,” a smiling Paul explained, doing his best to look tough by waving a clenched fist.

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have chosen the code names “Javelin” and “Petrus” for themselves, respectively, according to a report this week.

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Is Rick even Eligible to BE President? Is Mitt?

March 16, 2012 by  
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WE HAVE SANTORUM WITH A FOREIGN BORN FATHER–WE HAVE ROMNEY WITH A FOREIGN BORN FATHER AND OBAMA WITH A FOREIGN FATHER—WE NEED BACKROUND CHECKS DONE ON ALL THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES NOW BEFORE THE ELECTION. (see comments to view the various “technicalities” involved)

 

Rick Santorum Still Refusing to Provide Copies of Naturalization Papers Proving His Father was a U.S. Citizen When Rick was Born

CDR Charles Kerchner

Many, many contacts over several months by many people to Rick Santorum’s campaign offices by telephone, letters, and email … and even to his home address in VA via registered postal mail with questions about how, where, and when his father Aldo Santorum [who was born in Italy to non-U.S. Citizen parents] became a US. Citizen, have gone unanswered.  Rick it is a simple question and the public has the right to know. When did your immigrant father who came to the USA naturalize? Provide a copy of the paperwork of same to the American electorate.

Rick Santorum has been asked repeatedly to provide copies to the public of his father’s Citizenship papers. The questions to Rick Santorum have gone repeatedly ignored and unanswered.  Why?  This evasive behavior on this subject by Rick Santorum reminds me of the same type of behavior by Marco Rubio. See the prior story about Marco Rubio and ultimately what we learned as to why he was evading answering the citizenship status of his parents and when they became U.S. Citizens in relation to Marco’s birth date.

Thus, given Rick Santorum’s similar evasive behavior over a lengthy period of time in his not answering the questions and providing copies of the citizenship papers for his father Aldo Santorum, if they exist, to show when Aldo Santorum naturalized as a U.S. Citizen, we have begun to dig in earnest to find the answers.  We constitutionalists who firmly believe that the “natural born Citizen” clause in the U.S. Constitution is very important and applies to all, and that all candidates for the office of President and Vice President need to publicly prove that status, i.e., that they were born in the USA to two (born or naturalized) U.S. Citizen parents, in light of what we have discovered about the person now residing in the Oval Office, have begun the paper trail research in the various archives to get the facts that Rick Santorum refuses to provide willingly.  Why Rick Santorum is making things so difficult for we in the American electorate and is not being transparent and open and giving the public the information they ask for on this matter is beyond me.  Come on Rick, provide the information and supporting paperwork voluntarily.  However, in the meantime, I hereby share an initial report of what we found or should I say what we did not find in the NARA naturalization records for PA, which is where his father lived up until Rick was born, to our knowledge:

Here is a copy of an emailed report of what I received in Feb 2012 from the regional office of the national archives (NARA) in Philadelphia PA.

 Rick Santorum says he is the “true conservative” and that he strongly supports the U.S. Constitution.  Well, if that is true, he cannot just ignore Article II Section 1, the presidential eligibility clause, i.e., the “natural born Citizen” requirement to be the President and Commander in Chief.  I strongly urge Rick Santorum to voluntarily release the records concerning how, where, and when his father Aldo Santorum became a U.S. Citizen, if he did. The same data for his grandfather Pietro Santorum, who was also an immigrant from Italy and was born in Italy to non-U.S. Citizen parents, would also be helpful and I encourage Rick to release those citizenship papers if they exist too.

Does the proven lack of “natural born Citizen” of the United States status by several nationally promoted Republican candidates for President and/or Vice President explain why the Republican National Committee and Party and their conservative allies in the media have not said a word about Obama’s clear cut lack of “natural born Citizen” status and the criminal acts to cover that up by Obama?  Are these Republican and so called conservative allies in the media allowing Obama to destroy the Constitution and Republic all for personal political gain of their party?  If so, what does that say about their being “true conservatives” as some so publicly claim?

CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
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Santorum says he will move on Internet freedoms – first they come for your Porn

March 16, 2012 by  
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OK Bad (accidental) pun… The Phoney conservatives focus on taking our freedoms to “protect” us from ourselves. Whether you agree with someone’s right to view erotica, porn, or whether ART becomes the target… It is all a gateway to LESS freedom.
Oh, and if history is our guide… The guy that doth protest too much about your sex habits, is always the guy who has the sickest nature.

March 16, 2012

‘Vigorous’ Santorum crackdown may catch Internet porn viewers with pants down

Daily Caller

Photo: AP

Internet pornography could conceivably become a thing of the past if Rick Santorum is elected president.

The unapologetic social conservative, currently in second place behind Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, has promised to crack down on the distribution of pornography if elected.

Santorum says in a statement posted to his website, “The Obama Administration has turned a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography and has refused to enforce obscenity laws.”

If elected, he promises to “vigorously” enforce laws that “prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or by common carrier.”

Although the idea of Santorum vanquishing Internet pornography may seem far-fetched, a serious effort to combat online smut might actually be successful, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh told The Daily Caller.

“If the government wanted to aggressively move against Internet pornography, it could do so,” explained Volokh. “Here’s the deal: In most parts of the country, a lot of pornography on the Internet would plausibly be seen as obscene.” (RELATED: Full coverage of the Santorum campaign)

There are a few approaches that Santorum could pursue in an attempt to eradicate Internet pornography. “It wouldn’t be that difficult to close down a lot of the relatively visible websites that are used for the distribution of pornography, if they’re in the United States,” said Volokh.

Santorum’s administration could take American-based porn distributors to court for violating obscenity laws, said Volokh, and have them shuttered. But that would leave foreign-based sites untouched.

To black out foreign sites, Santorum would likely need legislative action requiring Internet service providers to use “a mandatory filter set up by the government or by the service providers,” said Volokh.

But the government could also prosecute individual citizens who view porn, and already has the legal authority to do it.

“Although the Supreme Court says private possession is constitutionally protected, it has said that private receipt of [pornography] is not protected,” noted Volokh. “You can’t prosecute them all … but you can find certain types of pornography that are sufficiently unpopular” for easy convictions, he explained.

Most contemporary prosecutions for the receipt of pornography are because the government cannot prove its suspicion that the accused has committed more serious crimes, said Volokh. He speculated that there aren’t more prosecutions because “that prosecutor isn’t going to win a lot of votes in the next election.”

The government would probably need to “find some extra money in the budget for additional porn prosecutors,” joked Volokh. He also cautioned that there would be significant outcry because “sometimes it’s viewed by husbands and wives who watch it to spice up their sex lives.”

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, noted that “What constitutes obscenity remains maddeningly vague,” but added that he’s not entirely convinced Santorum would be successful in an attempt to snuf Internet porn.

Next Page: ‘bizarrely uneven enforcement’ ahead?

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich suffers primary defeat in Ohio

March 7, 2012 by  
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So much for making deals with Obama… They took him out. The last man against wars, and bailouts, and for liberty is GONE.

Washington Post

Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), the two-time presidential candidate and icon of the antiwar left, suffered a bruising primary defeat Tuesday as a new Republican-drawn congressional map threatened to end the career of one of the most colorful figures in Congress.

With most attention focused on the state’s GOP presidential primary battle, and no Democratic primary for president, Kucinich was left in a low-turnout race in a newly drawn district against his once-close ally, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio).

With about 90 percent of the vote in, Kaptur led 60 to 36 percent.

From his stint as Cleveland’s “Boy Mayor” in the late 1970s, including two debt defaults and the forced sale of the city’s electric plant, to his unsuccessful effort to impeach Vice President Richard B. Cheney in 2007, Kucinich has repeatedly thrust himself into the national spotlight. Often coming up on the short end of his fights, Kucinich, 65, never stopped swing­ing but usually did so in a friendly spirit.

His defeat, according to lawmakers, was the latest development in a process that is making Congress a more sanitized, less colorful place. Some of the institution’s most original characters are either retiring or losing reelection battles, in part because their positions or personalities are so easy to caricature. Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), for example, have announced their retirements.

“The one thing that’s being tamped down here is, we’re losing characters. When I got here, you had Jim Traficant, you had Barney, and then Dennis came,” said Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R-Ohio), a nine-term veteran, referring to Frank and former congressman James Traficant, who ended up in prison on corruption charges.

“The place needs character, and characters.”

What’s next for Kucinich is unclear. He has spoken of possibly moving to Washington state to run in a Democratic-leaning district. He would need to establish residency there by mid-April, but it’s not certain he could do that while remaining in Congress representing an Ohio district.

That dalliance — he flew to the state last May to consider it — played into the theme Kaptur used that against him, saying he is more concerned with his quixotic fights against powerful international forces than delivering for the people of his district.

She compared his consideration of leaving Cleveland to the mid-1990s move by the city’s beloved football team, the Browns, and the 2010 departure of NBA superstar LeBron James — two psychic blows still deeply felt in a place that bills itself as the “Sixth City” even though it’s fallen to the country’s 45th largest in the last 50 years .

“Looks like next in line to abandon us is Dennis Kucinich,” Kaptur’s narrator said in a radio ad.

The new 9th Congressional District stretches more than 100 miles from Cleveland (Kucinich’s base) all the way west to Toledo, encompassing 47 percent of her current district. That gave her an edge, as did her years of work on the Appropriations Committee, from which she funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to northern Ohio.

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Ohio Primary Results

Results as of 9:05 AM ET  |   0:47

Candidate Votes % Won
Mitt Romney 453,927 38.0%
Rick Santorum 441,908 37.0%
Newt Gingrich 174,606 14.6%
Ron Paul 110,633 9.3%
Other 13,799 1.1%
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Hash for leading, solid for won

99.8% of precincts reporting  |  SOURCE: AP

Republican Primary Results

Super Tuesday: What you missed

With the Ohio Democrat’s primary loss, we look back at some of his statements, speeches, and sightings.

Super Tuesday: What you missed

Kucinich’s most memorable moments

 

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