rick santorum

Primary School'd

After years of being a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, why go to all the trouble of sending in extensive paperwork (OK, a signed-and-dated postcard with the words: “Change my party affiliation, damnit.”) to my local Board of Elections? All to vote in a silly state Primary? Big deal, who cares? I CARE! I care because, for the first time in God knows how long, a North Carolina Presidential Primary is going to count for something in the US political process. At least, that’s what I was thinking at the time...

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Santorum brings his particular brand of idiocy to Union County

And the crazy train just keeps rollin':

Santorum will serve as an honorary speaker at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner sponsored by the Union County Republican Party. This year’s event is set for April 28 in Marvin. A crowd of about 300 is expected to attend, making it the largest in the Union County party’s history.

I don't mean to bash on Union County. I have friends in Union County. I'm not going to tell you what their names are, because, you know. It's Union County. I think there's a $200 bounty on Progressives there, like Sarah Palin's wolf foreleg thing. But the first thing that crossed my mind when I read this article was that segment on Mad TV called "Lowered Expectations". This is what they're lining up for:

Dumbass or liar?

To all the people in North Carolina who are considering voting for Rick Santorum in the May 8 primary, we on the left would really like to know your answer to this question. Is the guy just flat out ignorant, or is he a pathological liar like so many other leaders of your family-values party?

Santorum speaks

I can see why so many evangelicals want Rick Santorum to win. He's lying, hypocritical asshole with anger-management problems. Which is about as good as Republican "leadership" gets these days.

Public officials with a dim view of the public good

What do former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and North Carolina state Rep. Tim Moffitt have in common? They both take a rather dim view of public education.

A Buncombe County Republican and a member of the state's House Select Committee on Early Childhood Education Improvement, Moffitt received a flood of election-year criticism for recent comments about public education. Moffitt is one of over three dozen North Carolina politicians affiliated with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a corporate-funded organization that promoting its ghost-written model legislation in states across the country and whose goals in education are, according to critics, "ideological — creating a system where schools do not provide for everyone — and profit-driven." The Charlotte Observer quoted Moffitt saying in the education committee on which he sits, "I am very suspect of early childhood education. I am very suspect of education in general."

Daily National News breifing 2/17

AmericanLP covers all the top headlines in politics on both sides of the aisle in this morning’s news brief. Major headlines yesterday once again pointed to a rebounding economy. New applications for unemployment hit a 4-year low. Also, the DNC released a new ad, which you can view at the 1:15 mark, highlighting the diverging ideologies between the Obama administration’s decision to save the auto industry and Mitt Romney’s 2008 Op-Ed “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”. The bailout was unequivocally a successful administrative decision for President Obama, and coupling this with the rate for unemployment applications falling, and last week’s news that the overall unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent, we have public opinion of the President quickly on the rise. 44% of Americans, according to a Pew Research Center poll believe economic conditions will be better in 2013 than this year.

Democratic Super PAC Leader Gives Assessment on Role of Super PACS in 2012

Posted by AmericanLP in Press Release, Press Room
TJ Walker, founder of AmericanLP, a Democratic Super PAC, gave his assessment on the role his organization and other Democratic Super PACs have played in the 2012 campaign:

The SC Republican Primary: Eyes Wide Shut

Primary voters just gave former Speaker Newt Gingrich the win in the Republican presidential primary in South Carolina, "America's most conservative state." Reddest of the red. Buckle of the Bible Belt. CNN welcomed viewers to the Charleston debate this week with “Welcome to the South,” a place “where values matter.”

More there than anywhere else? What values mattered most to South Carolinians who gave Gingrich his win?

Not trust. Why should they trust Newt Gingrich? His three wives can’t.

Who Won The Republican Debate Last Night?


The debate was a bit of a mixed bag with no clear-cut winners or losers.

Here is the breakdown:

Newt Gingrich—Newt had horrible moments and great moments. When Newt goes on and on explaining why he was paid $1.6 million by a federal entity to NOT be a lobbyist, he doesn’t pass the laugh test. And when he prattles on about what a celebrity he is and how he can make $60,000 a speech he makes Mitt Romney look like a full-time homeless advocate. But Newt also had great moments. Let’s face it; there is no one better in the Republican field at expressing contempt for Obama, Liberals and the judiciary than Newt. There is a huge faction of the GOP that feels contempt for all things Democratic and Newt oozes their contempt better than Oprah exudes empathy for housewives. Newt held his own for the evening.

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