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Santorum on Israel

UNITED STATES - MARCH 15: Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center at National Harbor, Md., on Friday, March 15, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 You have to wonder sometimes if Rick Santorum is an idiot looking for his village, or if he’s an abject liar, or if he’s an abject liar looking for his village? One thing is clear, like most of today’s Republican/Tea Party hybrids (GOTP), he doesn’t jack about US/Israeli relations

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Posted by on May 29, 2015 in 2016 Election, Israel

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls – (pre-Wisconsin Primary) 2 April 12 Edition

So, the topsy turvy world known as the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential primary may finally be coming to a close (or not). Tomorrow conservative Wisconsinites will trudge to their polling places and cast votes for their “favorite” candidate in their state’s Winner Take All Primary with its 42 delegates. For Richard John Santorum this is one of his final – if not the final – opportunities to stick it to Willard Mitt Romney.

Not an easy thing to do since the latest PPP (D) poll results of likely voters conducted 31 Mar – 1 Apr 12 is anything but rosy for him: Romney 43; Santorum 36; Paul 11 and Gingrich 8.

After Wisconsin the remaining primaries tend to favor Romney, but if Santorum can simply keep Willard from winning more than an averaged 33% of the delegates and thus prevent him from winning the nomination outright, perhaps he can send everything into a brokered convention and somehow come out on top; of course his “other” strategy may simply be to weaken Romney enough that he loses to President Obama making it easier for Santorum to run again in 2016 as Willard’s political career will be effectually over.

The regular season primary records for the Confederacy of Dunces stands: Romney 21; Santorum 10; Gingrich 2 and “What’s His Name” 0.

The GOTP Delegate Count (1,144 needed to win) to date is: Romney 566; Santorum 263; Gingrich 140 and Paul 67.

The current GOTP Popular Vote Count is:

Romney 4,128,980

Santorum 2,850,633

Gingrich 2,212,048

Paul 1,079,897

Yes, while it remains true Willard’s leading with 4,128,9980 the harsh reality is more votes have still been cast for anyone but him; total of all other votes cast = 6,142,578; yeah he may be winning but when you realize more fellow conservatives would rather have anyone but you, it still sucks to be Mitt.

Nationally, the GOTP Nomination according to the latest Gallup Tracking poll of registered voters conducted 28 Mar – 1 Apr 12: Romney 43; Santorum 25; Gingrich 11 and Paul 10 with 11% unconvinced any of these guys can do the job.

So, how do the four Political Marx Brothers stack up against the President? The latest USA Today/Gallup poll of registered voters conducted 25 – 26 Mar 12; if the general election were held today:

President Obama 49/Romney 45

President Obama 51/Santorum 43

One more time, if the GOTP clown car had finally came to a wild spinning stop, and the general election was held today, Willard Mitt Romney would be the GOTP nominee, and he’d lose to President Obama in the general election.

How big would Willard lose? Well, if the General Election were held today, the Electoral College totals based on current poll numbers:

 

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls – 29 Mar 12 Edition

So, the up and down, twisting and turning roller coaster ride also known as the 2012 Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential primary tour continues rather than abating with Richard John “Rick” Santorum winning the Louisiana Proportional Primary (46 delegates) with 49% (10 delegates); Willard Mitt Romney 27.7% (5 delegates) and the other two guys were there somewhere.

Next up is Wisconsin’s Winner Take All Primary – 3 Apr 12 (42 delegates) where in order to maintain some kind of believability Santorum must win, becoming – according to polls – an uphill battle: new Marquette University poll of likely voters conducted 22 – 25 Mar 12; Romney 39 and Santorum 31.

The regular season primary records for the Confederacy of Dunces stands: Romney 21; Santorum 10; Gingrich 2 and “What’s His Name” 0.

The GOTP Delegate Count (1,144 needed to win) to date is: Romney 565; Santorum 256; Gingrich 141 and Paul 66.

The current GOTP Popular Vote Count is:

Romney 4,127,917

Santorum 2,850,546

Gingrich 2,212,001

Paul 1,079,753

Yes, while Willard is leading with 4,127,917 the harsh reality is more votes have been cast for anyone but him; total of all other votes cast = 6,142,300; yeah he may be winning but it still sucks to be Mitt.

Nationally, the GOTP Nomination according to the latest Gallup Tracking poll of registered voters conducted 24 – 28 Mar 12: Romney 39; Santorum 28; Paul 11 and Gingrich 10 with 12% undecided.

So, how do the four Political Marx Brothers stack up against the President? The latest CNN/Opinion Research poll of registered voters conducted 24 – 25 Mar 12; if the general election were held today:

President Obama 54/Romney 43

President Obama 55/Santorum 42

If the GOTP clown car had finally came to a wild spinning stop, and the general election was held today, Willard Mitt Romney would be the GOTP nominee, and he’d lose big to President Obama in the general election.

How big would Willard lose? Well, if the General Election were held today, the Electoral College totals based on current poll numbers:

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Humor

 

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Santorum justifies swearing?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful Richard John “Rick” Santorum is reportedly defending having cursed at New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny on Fox News as normal for a “real Republican.”

“If you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you’re not really a real Republican, is the way I look at it,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”

So, “Real Republicans” use foul language? The only way to be a “real Republican” is to swear and rant at reporters?

Reportedly Zeleny asked Santorum about comments he made in Wisconsin that Romney was the “worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.”

“You said Mitt Romney is the worst Republican in the country,” said Zeleny. “Is that true?”

“Stop lying,” Santorum said irately, pointing his finger at him, claiming that he was only talking about Romney’s health care positions. “Quit distorting my words … if I see it, it’s bullsh*t.”

“It was just one of these harassing moments, and after having answered the question a few times, sort of comes back with the same old question, the same old spin. I just said, ‘Okay, I’ve had enough of this you-know-what.’ And so that’s what I did. Look, we’re out there slugging away. We’re the candidate out there that’s mixing it up, and we’re mixing it up.”

It’s understood the Tea Party rabble on the uber-right of today’s Republican party enjoy it when their candidates “mix it up” with reporters, but it isn’t particularly presidential to swear at them, or to lose one’s temper at legitimate questions, and it doesn’t speak well of the party of so-called “family values”.

Part of the “vetting” process of our presidential candidates is getting to see how they react under the daily pressure of campaigning; it allows the voter to get a glimpse of how the men and women wanting to be president will react to the ongoing demands of the job.

An “undoing” moment for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination occurred when she broke down and began to cry, it may have made her look more feminine but it didn’t look presidential.

Santorum has these ongoing back and forth moments between looking viable and looking sophomoric, and right now he’s leaning over sideways to sophomoric.

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Santorum Condemns ‘Pretend its Obama’ Comment

It’s being reported that while Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was visiting a firing range, during a campaign stop in West Monroe, Louisiana, taking a few shots at paper targets in front of an applauding group of supporters (cue the banjos) a woman called out (why am I not surprised), “Pretend it’s Obama!”

Because he was wearing hearing protection Santorum didn’t hear the moronic statement, and much to his credit he later told reporters he was glad he hadn’t heard it.

“It’s absurd,” he said. “No, we’re not pretending it’s anybody, but shooting pistols. It’s a very terrible and horrible remark, and I’m glad I didn’t hear it.”

This is one of those moments which defines a man’s character and adds to his stature and I applaud Santorum for standing up and saying the comment was wrong. It will no doubt cost him some votes with the type of people who say such things but in a tight primary season he did the right thing.

I like these little moments when I can see what his real values are, and that he knows when something is wrong. I disagree with most of what Rick Santorum believes in politically but I have a great deal of respect for him as a person and as a candidate because unlike other GOTP candidates his core values apparently can’t be shaken away and redrawn.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls – (pre-Louisiana Primary) 23 Mar 12 Edition

Willard Mitt Romney won Illinois and then was promptly called an Etch-A-Sketch by his Communication’s Director on national television; big win ruined by an idiotic comment by someone on his own team.

Speaking of his win, in Illinois’ Direct Election Primary (69 delegates Romney took out the competition like Sarah Palin with a bat on a baby seal winning 42 delegates; Santorum limped up the beach with 10 delegates and Gingrich and Paul were splayed with 0 delegates.

Next in the mill is Louisiana’s Proportional Primary – 24 mar 12 (46 delegates) where we’re likely to see the next Santorum “surge”: PPP (D) poll of likely voters conducted 21 – 22 Mar 12; Santorum 42; Romney 28; Gingrich 18 and Paul 8.

Wisconsin’s Winner Take All Primary – 3 Apr 12 (42 delegates) also likely to be a Santorum win: PPP (D) poll of registered voters conducted 23 – 26 Feb 12; Santorum 43; Romney 27; Gingrich 10 and Paul 8.

The regular season records for the undaunted candidates: Romney 21; Santorum 9; Gingrich 2 and Paul 0.

The GOTP Delegate Count to date is: Romney 560; Santorum 246; Gingrich 141 and Paul 66.

The current GOTP Popular Vote Count is:

Romney 4,070,110

Santorum 2,758,186

Gingrich 2,182,346

Paul 1,068,291

Nationally the GOTP Nomination according to the latest Gallup Tracking poll of registered voters conducted 18 – 22 Mar 12: Romney 40; Santorum 26; Gingrich 14 and Paul 8 with 12% undecided.

So, how does each of the Four Horseman of the GOPocalypse stack up against the President? The latest PPP (D) poll of registered voters conducted 15 – 17 Mar 12; if the general election were held today:

President Obama 48/Romney 44

President Obama 48/Santorum 45

President Obama 50/Gingrich 42

President Obama 46/Paul 43

If the GOTP clown car had finally stopped spinning, and the general election was held today, Willard Mitt Romney would be the GOTP nominee, and he’d lose to President Obama in the general election.

If the General Election were held today, the Electoral College totals based on current poll numbers:

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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