Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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GALLUP: Trump Job Approval Rating Now at 34%, New Low

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Romney vs. Santorum. Tonight in Michigan!




Will Michiganders go for the Republican Savonarola who scathingly called Mr. Obama a "snob" for wanting higher education and opportunities for all Americans? 

"Talking Points Memo, a liberal news site, on Saturday reported that Santorum -- in his unsuccessful re-election campaign to the Senate in 2006 -- seemed to endorse higher education policies remarkably similar to those of President Obama today. The site found a copy of Santorum's campaign website from that year, which said: "In addition to Rick's support of ensuring that primary and secondary schools in Pennsylvania are equipped for success, he is equally committed to ensuring [that] every Pennsylvanian has access to higher education. Rick Santorum has supported legislative solutions that provide loans, grants, and tax incentives to make higher education more accessible and affordable."

Not only did the website include Santorum endorsing higher education for all (Pennsylvanians), but it even quoted him as supporting federal spending for that purpose: "Rick Santorum supports increased funding for Pell Grants, and since 2001 funding for the Pell Grant program has increased by 47 percent. Pennsylvania students have benefited tremendously from Pell Grants; providing a college education for our state's youth who otherwise might not be able to afford one."  SOURCE


The guy who sees Satan in every corner and under every bed? 


"Rick Santorum tells us that Satan is attacking the United States. He described a destruction of the church and values in the US and blamed rock concerts for a corruption of our culture. The comments came during an address at Florida’s Ave Maria University. The former Pennsylvania Senator said that Satan is destroying ‘all of us’ because ‘if you were Satan, who would you attack?’ According to Drudge:
This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country - the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age? He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions."  SOURCE

The guy who believes contraception is "wrong?" 

One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s OK; contraception is OK. It’s not OK. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. SOURCE

And who said President Kennedy's speech on church and state separation made him "throw up?"



h/t to Infidel753 for photo


Or will they go for Rmoney, the guy whose wife drives two Cadillacs and who strapped the family dog onto the roof of the family car and drove to Canada? 



h/t Infidel753 for photo

The guy whose health care reform in Massachusetts had the same mandate for contraception for religious businesses and institutions as the ACA, but attacked Mr. Obama on it anyway? 

I don't think we've seen in the history of this country the kind of attack on religious conscience, religious freedom, religious tolerance that we've seen under Barack Obama.”  --M.Romney

"Under Romneycare, the state’s Commonwealth Care — which offers subsidized, low or no-cost insurance program for low-income residents without access to employer-sponsored health insurance — provides primary and preventive care that includes “family planning services” and prescription contraceptives. Massachusetts employers that are not “a church or qualified church-controlled organization” must also cover hormone replacement therapy and all FDA-approved contraceptive methods.

In 2005, Romney also “signed a bill that could expand the number of people who get family-planning services, including the morning-after pill.” Romney even pressured the state Department of Health and Human Services to issue regulations that required Catholic hospitals to issue the morning after pill to rape victims, despite initially vetoing the bill and claiming that the pill constituted an “abortifacient.” “My personal view in my heart of hearts is that people who are subject to rape should have the option of having emergency contraceptives or emergency contraceptive information,” he told the Boston Herald at the time."


The guy who was going to out-Kennedy Ted Kennedy on gay rights when he was running for Massachusetts senator, but who now would block equal rights for all Americans?


Which will it be, Michigan?  Savonarola or The Flip-Flopper?

[thanks to Infidel753]

8 comments:

Infidel753 said...

“I don't think we've seen in the history of this country the kind of attack on religious conscience, religious freedom, religious tolerance that we've seen under Barack Obama.” --M.Romney

Astonishing. Does he know nothing about the history of vicious persecution of Mormons in the 19th century? Or does he really think that an insurance-coverage mandate is a worse form of religious persecution than murder, massacre, and mass expulsion?

Most likely he does know about that, but assumes his audience doesn't, and is just being cynical once again.

S.W. Anderson said...

This what Republicans' patented, extreme, anything-to-win compulsion looks and sounds like in practice. It's not new. These lying SOB's are following in the tradition of Reagan, Bush 41, Dole, Bush 43 and McCain.

Republicans will sayi and do anything to win, and they don't care if they come off as liars and hypocrites. Why? Because it so often brings them election victories.

We can condemn them, and should. But a large segment of the voting public deserves equal condemnation. Not just the gullible, but especially the ones who know these guys are lying hypocrites and don't care, because they want their candidates to say and do anything to win.

billy pilgrim said...

i hope mitt doesn't get in an airplane accident and cause his wife to hop in the family cadillac and drive like a maniac to see him.

it brings back painful memories of my dear valencia.

Lord GaGa said...

Here's hoping Little Ricky wins and produces chaos for the rethugs.

Malcolm said...

I was hoping Santorum would win for the same reasons as Lord GaGa. Had it not been for a lot of people casting their vote before yesterday, Santorum probably would have edged out Romney.

Malcolm said...

Now that I think about it, Santorum probably shot himself in the foot with his "what a snob" and "throw up" comments over the last week. The fact that it was such a narrow gap between Romney and Santorum in Michigan doesn't speak all that well for the former.

dmarks said...

Malcolm: You have a point. Santorum with that statement about throwing up achieved what no politician wants: to be the first one associated with vomit.

S.W. Anderson said...

DMarks wrote: "Santorum with that statement about throwing up achieved what no politician wants: to be the first one associated with vomit."


Actually, that dubious distinction belongs to President George H.W. Bush, aka Bush 41.