Quotes of the day; Update: Santorum speech added

posted at 10:41 pm on February 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

“By defeating Mitt Romney in the Missouri primary on Tuesday, Rick Santorum nursed the niggling perception that the frontrunner for the Republican nomination has yet to close the deal with conservative voters…

“‘Tonight’s victory should put to bed the idea that the Republican nomination for Mitt Romney is inevitable,’ said Stuart Roy, an advisor to the super-PAC backing Santorum that ran television ads on his behalf in Missouri.”

***

“At this point in the presidential race, it’s about expectations and momentum. And the perceptions of both have changed post-Missouri at least somewhat.

“By winning in Missouri, Santorum proved three things:

“1) That Romney can lose

“2) That he can beat Romney head-to-head under the right set of circumstances

“3) That this race isn’t yet over

“Santorum is not a front-runner yet; that’s still clearly Romney. But the former Pennsylvania senator did do something to call into question Romney’s coronation.”

***

“On Saturday, a lot of people were wondering how much longer Rick Santorum would stay in the Republican presidential race. Tonight, he has won Missouri and likely Minnesota and he’s reemerged as the leading conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. Momentum, conventional wisdom holds, is now on his side. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned so far in this volatile 2012 race, it’s that momentum isn’t as powerful a force as it used to be…

“After Santorum won Iowa, he had underwelming performances in successive contests in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and Nevada. By contrast, Gingrich finished fourth in both Iowa and New Hamphsire and was dead in the water heading into South Carolina. But he came back to trounce Romney there, who had been coming off his huge win in New Hampshire. Despite being blown out in South Carolina, Romney bounced back to run away with the race in Florida and Nevada, and some people expected him to run the table in February. Yet here comes Santorum again.”

***

“As the caucuses and primaries pick up pace, with Colorado and Minnesota taking center stage today, many are wondering whether the initial enthusiasm surrounding the Republican race is waning, given the remarkably low turnout in the Nevada caucuses, which came and went with little fanfare…

“In both Florida and Nevada, turnout dropped sharply from 2008. Florida saw nearly 280,000 fewer voters in its primary last week, while more than 11,000 fewer voters turned out to vote in Nevada on Saturday compared to four years ago. Mitt Romney won both states by a landslide.

“Some observers say the declining interest is a reflection of the lack of enthusiasm for the former Massachusetts governor.”

***

“What it did not mention was that caucus turnout dropped precipitously from the 2008 contest, and that Romney did not perform as well on Saturday as he did then.

“Ryan Erwin, Romney’s consultant in Nevada, put it this way, ‘This year, the excitement is different: This isn’t about going to Disneyworld; it’s about paying your mortgage.’

“Maybe so, but in Florida and New Hampshire, the former Massachusetts governor’s favorability ratings have declined as negative campaigning in the GOP primary has raged.”

***

“‘I feel great that Minnesota is going to change the direction of this race tonight,’ Santorum told supporters at a Tuesday afternoon rally in Blaine, Minn. ‘Governor Romney’s been able to bully his way through this primary . . . but he’s not inspiring. He’s not painting the vision.’”

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canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 5:56 AM

right behind ya buddy :)

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 5:59 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 5:56 AM
right behind ya buddy :)

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 5:59 AM

cmsinaz:Haha,yup:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:02 AM

Santorum/SarahCuda/2012!

Santorum/Allen West/2012!!

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:07 AM

mika still defending dear leader…

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:09 AM

O/T,in case anyone missed this tasty Red Meaty!
_______________________________________________

Obama to return more than $200,000 in donations tied to Mexico’s fugitive ‘casino czar’

‘I understand that it looks real bad … But the rest of the family are really good people,’ relative says
Updated 2/7/2012 4:07:03 AM ET
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Two American brothers of a Mexican casino magnate who fled drug and fraud charges in the United States and has been seeking a pardon enabling him to return have emerged as major fund-raisers and donors for President Obama’s re-election campaign.

The casino owner, Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, known as Pepe, jumped bail in Iowa in 1994 and disappeared, and has since been linked to violence and corruption in Mexico. A State Department cable in 2009 said he was suspected of orchestrating the assassination of a business rival and making illegal campaign donations to Mexican officials.

When The New York Times asked the Obama campaign early Monday about the Cardonas, officials said they were unaware of the brother in Mexico. Later in the day, the campaign said it was refunding the money raised by the family, which totaled more than $200,000.
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canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:12 AM

morning joe thinks rick won because of the hhs issue and the CA same sex ruling yesterday…

the social issues will be the main issue in this race?

i still don’t think so…it’s the economy…

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:14 AM

mika still defending dear leader…

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:09 AM

cmsinaz:Yup,gallopping over the line,on trampling the religious
thingy!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:15 AM

the social issues will be the main issue in this race?

i still don’t think so…it’s the economy…

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:14 AM

cmsinaz:

Well,according to MJ.Looks like there perplexed over Santorums
to win!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:19 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:15 AM

ouch

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:19 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:19 AM

yup

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:20 AM

O.M.G,poor ole’ Obama,has no choice,but to go Super Paks
in this election,too much!!

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:20 AM

Morning Crew! Are all the talking heads discussing the Santorum Shakeup?

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 6:21 AM

yepper along with the hhs ruling and the ca ruling

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:24 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:19 AM
yup

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:20 AM

cmsinaz:Lets face it,Romney Super Paks are neatralizing Newt,and so
Obama wants in,and the leftys will Howl,but,it’ll be the
usual talking points,

“Obama was forced to go Super Pak,because the GOP”!

And the Lefty MSM will echo,with,Super Pak InEquality
and Fairness crap in atack ADs!!!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:25 AM

yepper along with the hhs ruling and the ca ruling

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:24 AM

The hhs ruling leaves Obama with a little egg on his face, which he deserves. The ca ruling is downright chilling.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 6:27 AM

Morning Crew! Are all the talking heads discussing the Santorum Shakeup?

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Flora Duh:GoodMorning,yup,MJ are trying to figure out what the h*ll
happened!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:27 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:25 AM

don’t you know it…

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:27 AM

D*mmit,thats attack,not(atack).

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Santorum/Allen West/2012!!
canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:07 AM

Now THIS would get the base excited!

indyvet on February 8, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Time to break out the violin,for Morning Joe!!

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:29 AM

OH GAWD,isn’t there a SAVIOUR!!

——-Morning Joe!!

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:30 AM

[picking Santorum] might cost them in an election even though he might be able to bring along the base. He will turn off the center.

lexhamfox on February 8, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Running to the center didn’t help McCain –

Whomever wins should run as a consservative. To quote others “it works every time it is tried.”

ArthurMachado on February 8, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Flora Duh:GoodMorning,yup,MJ are trying to figure out what the h*ll
happened!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:27 AM

Something tells me the Romney camp is too. lol

About the Super Pac switcheroo. If the RNC is smart, they are right now having an ad created that compares Obama’s scolding of the SC Justices over Citizens Untied, with Jay Carney’s weasely excuse for Obama’s sudden change of heart.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Santorum/Allen West/2012!!
canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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Now THIS would get the base excited!

indyvet on February 8, 2012 at 6:28 AM

indyvet:I agree,and Allen West,knows the MSM is hostile to
Team Right,and I think Romney,hasn’t figured that out
yet!!

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:33 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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Something tells me the Romney camp is too. lol

About the Super Pac switcheroo. If the RNC is smart, they are right now having an ad created that compares Obama’s scolding of the SC Justices over Citizens Untied, with Jay Carney’s weasely excuse for Obama’s sudden change of heart.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Flora Duh:Oh man,your right,Mittens got routed!

On the scolding part,it would be brilliant ad,
excellent thinking,er,thought!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:36 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:25 AM
don’t you know it…

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:27 AM

cmsinaz:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Morning. Oh what a night…

OmahaConservative on February 8, 2012 at 6:39 AM

OmahaConservative on February 8, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Good morning OC.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Pretty exciting! I guess the RINO coronation isn’t a sure thing.

JellyToast on February 8, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Funny – Yahoo has Santorum win as 5th story and title of story is Romney looks ahead. MSM really wants Romney as nominee.

ArthurMachado on February 8, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Good morning!

Wow! I thought Rick would have a good night…but who would have thought that good! Mitt is a bully just like obama.

tinkerthinker on February 8, 2012 at 6:47 AM

From MJ!
——–

ObamaCare’s Great Awakening
HHS tells religious believers to go to hell. The public notices.
Feb 8 2012
***********

The political furor over President Obama’s birth-control mandate continues to grow, even among those for whom contraception poses no moral qualms, and one needn’t be a theologian to understand why. The country is being exposed to the raw political control that is the core of the Obama health-care plan, and Americans are seeing clearly for the first time how this will violate pluralism and liberty.

***
In late January the Health and Human Services Department required almost all insurance plans to cover contraceptive and sterilization methods, including the morning-after pill. The decision came after passionate lobbying by religious groups and liberals from the likes of Planned Parenthood, amid government promises of compromise.

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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
In the end, Planned Parenthood won. HHS chose to draw the rule’s conscience exceptions for “religious employers” so narrowly that they will not be extended to religious charities, universities, schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and other institutions that oppose contraception as a matter of religious belief.
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204369404577209112780407698.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 6:33 AM

*crossing fingers*

they better be or at least karl rove should be

morning OC :)

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Morning. Oh what a night…

OmahaConservative on February 8, 2012 at 6:39 AM

OmahaConservative:GoodMorning,was busy googling:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Mornin’, Gang.
A funny thing happened on the way to the Coronation…

My take.

kingsjester on February 8, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Morning everyone! I can’t believe I am waking up to actual voters having voted for my guy when the polls have said he can’t win for so long. Ha! Don’t know if it will last, but it’s nice while it does, since there seems to have been very few good news days in the last 4 years, at least from my humble perspective.

txmomof6 on February 8, 2012 at 7:05 AM

JellyToast on February 8, 2012 at 6:40 AM

ArthurMachado on February 8, 2012 at 6:41 AM

tinkerthinker on February 8, 2012 at 6:47 AM

kingsjester on February 8, 2012 at 7:02 AM

txmomof6 on February 8, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Yes, Senator Santorum had a great night. I’ll admit, it’s not looking too good for my guy, Gingrich. And I have a feeling Maine is going to be iffy for him too.

But what do you want to bet that Santorum’s trifecta won’t faze his fanz one bit? Many of them will be right back here again in a couple of hours acting like last night never happened, or, it was all some perfectly planned strategy on Romney’s part.

btw, there is a big distinction between his “fanz”, and his loyal supporters.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:09 AM

I think Santorum won for a few reasons:

1) RomneyCare hits on Mitt – finally.
2) Santorum is unabashedly pro-capitalism (unlike Gingrich).
3) His likability ratings are sky high.
4) He’s relatively light on “baggage.”

Mitt’s going to have to compete with a conservative now, and I expect he’ll have a lot of pressure to cave on RomneyCare. Enough with faux conservatism.

beatcanvas on February 8, 2012 at 7:10 AM

O/T,Iran keeps asking for it!!
______________________________

Iranian ambassador to Moscow says Iran is capable of striking American forces anywhere in the world if attacked by US

Submitted 4 mins ago
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canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:10 AM

But what do you want to bet that Santorum’s trifecta won’t faze his fanz one bit? Many of them will be right back here again in a couple of hours acting like last night never happened, or, it was all some perfectly planned strategy on Romney’s part.

btw, there is a big distinction between his “fanz”, and his loyal supporters.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:09 AM

s/b Romney’s fanz

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:11 AM

morning KJ :)

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 7:12 AM

I think Santorum won for a few reasons:

1) RomneyCare hits on Mitt – finally.
2) Santorum is unabashedly pro-capitalism (unlike Gingrich).
3) His likability ratings are sky high.
4) He’s relatively light on “baggage.”

Mitt’s going to have to compete with a conservative now, and I expect he’ll have a lot of pressure to cave on RomneyCare. Enough with faux conservatism.

beatcanvas on February 8, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Agreed. I would add one other thing. Working class Reagan Democrat potential attraction, which Romney does NOT have. Not to mention, what does Obama’s electoral map look like without Pennsylvania? I know Santorum lost it last time, but he won it twice and 2012 is different than 2006.

txmomof6 on February 8, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:09 AM
s/b Romney’s fanz

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Flora Duh:Close enough!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:17 AM

CONSERVATISM is alive and well.

For what passes for it in the gop………I’m going to get a thrill up my leg!!

TAKE THAT D. C establishment.

Santorum. Warted and all is the best chance to restrain the growth of Federal govt………and he’s certainly promoting a vision of LIMITED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

He’s not perfect, but he’s not ROMNEYCARE, and he’s not FDR is the Greatest President, and he even wants to restrain the FED.

Yes the media and gop will be out in force to DESTROY HIM but TODAY I’m hopeful.

:-)

Santorum 2012!!!!

PappyD61 on February 8, 2012 at 7:20 AM

kingsjester on February 8, 2012 at 7:02 AM

The third state, Missouri, had no delegates at stake, and was labelled by the media and political pundits as a “Republican Beauty Pageant”.

Guess this means the good people of the “Show Me” state thinks Santorum is prettier than Romney.

j/k

I’m happy for Santorum. I’d rather have a primary, than a cake-walk.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Mornin’, Gang.
A funny thing happened on the way to the Coronation…

My take.

kingsjester on February 8, 2012 at 7:02 AM

LOL That was good, thanks!

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Yes the media and gop will be out in force to DESTROY HIM but TODAY I’m hopeful.

:-)

Santorum 2012!!!!

PappyD61 on February 8, 2012 at 7:20 AM

PappyD61:Amen,Full Speed Ahead,D*mn the Torpedo’s!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Agreed. I would add one other thing. Working class Reagan Democrat potential attraction, which Romney does NOT have. Not to mention, what does Obama’s electoral map look like without Pennsylvania? I know Santorum lost it last time, but he won it twice and 2012 is different than 2006.

txmomof6 on February 8, 2012 at 7:15 AM

A few days ago I saw that 48% of white, blue collar workers did not even want Obama to run for re-election, and there was a link to a story that Obama has written them off in favor of going after professional types. So you are right, they are up for grabs!

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 7:28 AM

beatcanvas on February 8, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Be serious. We all know the real reason for why he won, so why deny the obvious?

MJBrutus on February 8, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Working class Reagan Democrat potential attraction, which Romney does NOT have. Not to mention, what does Obama’s electoral map look like without Pennsylvania? I know Santorum lost it last time, but he won it twice and 2012 is different than 2006.

txmomof6 on February 8, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Good point. Definite blue collar appeal.

Also, if you haven’t listened to the victory speech embedded above, it’s a winner. He’s a good man.

beatcanvas on February 8, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Working class Reagan Democrat potential attraction, which Romney does NOT have. Not to mention, what does Obama’s electoral map look like without Pennsylvania? I know Santorum lost it last time, but he won it twice and 2012 is different than 2006.

txmomof6 on February 8, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Good point. Definite blue collar appeal.

Also, if you haven’t listened to the victory speech embedded above, it’s a winner. He’s a good man.

beatcanvas on February 8, 2012 at 7:30 AM

I agree it was a good speech. Rick or Newt?

Rick/Newt, Newt/Rick?

tinkerthinker on February 8, 2012 at 7:37 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Good Morning!

I can not get the image of horses flying over Viet Nam pooping on everyone out of my head and I just wanted to thank you for that!

Now, I hired Bishop to go to CPAC to fight the angry horde of OWS and union thugs who plan to be there. I understand you have some Canadian geese you could send to poop on the protesters, what do you say?

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Face it, Brutus. You can stay here all day, hurling insults at Conservatives, but it won’t change the fact that Romney lost 3 states last night.

kingsjester on February 8, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Yes, Senator Santorum had a great night. I’ll admit, it’s not looking too good for my guy, Gingrich. And I have a feeling Maine is going to be iffy for him too.

But what do you want to bet that Santorum’s trifecta won’t faze his fanz one bit? Many of them will be right back here again in a couple of hours acting like last night never happened, or, it was all some perfectly planned strategy on Romney’s part.

btw, there is a big distinction between his “fanz”, and his loyal supporters.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Hahaha! I’m sure they will use any excuse they can think of.

tinkerthinker on February 8, 2012 at 7:43 AM

It’s up to us to make sure Santorum’s momentum continues!

Romney/Romneycare, the Democrat, should drop out now and put his support behind the most conservative candidate running….Sanotrum!

Yes, there is a God. . .go Rick!

Pragmatic on February 8, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Well, I guess Romney doesn’t really have all the “smart” conservatives after all. In fact, not all that many conservatives in general, which may change, may not.. What is certain, is Romney doesn’t have this race locked up, and he’s damn well going to have to address the bases concerns.

Or,… we have other options..

I expect the Obama adoring MSM is attempt to destroy Santorum any second now.. with the tag a longs in the Romney camp doing their bobble head agreement thing. I also expect said bobble heads to be angry, scolding, mean spirited and definitely out to insult Santorum voters.

mark81150 on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Face it, Brutus. You can stay here all day, hurling insults at Conservatives, but it won’t change the fact that Romney lost 3 states last night.

kingsjester on February 8, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Romney/Romneycare lost because he’s a Democrat!

Pragmatic on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM

I think Santorum won for a few reasons:

2) Santorum is unabashedly pro-capitalism (unlike Gingrich).
3) His likability ratings are sky high.
4) He’s relatively light on “baggage.”

Mitt’s going to have to compete with a conservative now, and I expect he’ll have a lot of pressure to cave on RomneyCare. Enough with faux conservatism.

beatcanvas on February 8, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Santorum is anti-free trade, anti right to work and wants the government and politicians using others people’s money to pick winners and losers. He’s as anti-capitalist as Newt and Obama.

He hasn’t been hit with negative campaign. Once he is, he goes back to be the same guy who lost an election to a nobody legacy politician like Bob Casey Jr by 16 points as an incumbent.

Yeah, he lost that election because he has no baggage.

joana on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM

We shall see what he is made of. It will be interesting since I haven’t seriously considered this guy as President.

lexhamfox on February 8, 2012 at 2:40 AM

WELL START!

I’m not saying that Santorum is the perfect candidate but, given the culture wars of the past two weeks and the clear indication that the White House has no respect for people of faith, maybe Republicans are not as one dimensional as the MSM and establishment GOP thinks. In other words, the focus may be on the economy but social issues matter as well.

Republicans are fully capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. In other words, perhaps Santorum is a more well rounded candidate than Governor electability or Speaker Happy Pants.

BTW, Rick Santorum has more Senatorial experience than the jug-eared traitor did when he was running for President.

Happy Nomad on February 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM

I was hoping to still have an option in March when the Ohio primary comes up, now I just might.

Thank God..

mark81150 on February 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Morning Crew! Are all the talking heads discussing the Santorum Shakeup?

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 6:21 AM

..it goes beyond tedious, this constant retooling of their testimony to present the consistent “I told you so” meme, doesn’t it? What had been the inevitability of Romney’s nomination has now become the resurgence of Santorum — BUT THEY SAW IT COMING ALL ALONG.

Jeeeeesh!

I prefer Romney as a candidate (and I do not gloat nor am I a paid shill) and will go to the gates of hell to support him. But I will happily do so for Santorum as well if only — IF ONLY — to share the joy and happiness that is abundant here on HA this morning.

Congratulations and the very best of luck to you (us) all!

The War Planner on February 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM

BTW, Rick Santorum has more Senatorial experience than the jug-eared traitor did when he was running for President.

Happy Nomad on February 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM

..practically every member of the Capitol janitorial staff has more Senatorial experience than the jug-eared traitor did when he was running for President.

The War Planner on February 8, 2012 at 7:49 AM

O/T,looks like Cairo is giving the finger to Hopey!
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Egypt’s prime minister says Cairo will not be swayed by aid to change course over foreign-funded NGOs case

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canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:51 AM

joana on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM

No worries. Santo gained 1 delegate on Mitt and he put Newt back in his outhouse.

MJBrutus on February 8, 2012 at 7:52 AM

tinkerthinker on February 8, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Exhibits

A)

MJBrutus on February 8, 2012 at 7:29 AM

B)

joana on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Santorum is now on live,on MSLSD!

http://www.zahistation.com/watch-msnbc-news-live

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:53 AM

The War Planner on February 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Good morning. You sir, are a gentleman.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:53 AM

I rarely respond to silliness about myself that’s posted here, but this is just bizarre. Are you really going to rag me for posting a humorous remark about Ed’s role as a Kingmaker?

MJBrutus on February 8, 2012 at 7:55 AM

O/T,the USSR,is opening up the lake,under the Antartica,I hope no
beasties crawl out!
_____________________

Russian researchers say they have reached Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake

Submitted 4 mins ago
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canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:57 AM

It’s the Anti Gingrich Vote.

Santorum is the last guy standing to try out, and now we have to see what he has to say. I really like seeing him smiling. For months he looked sour and sneering, it is unbecoming on him.

He really has to start talking, because he is an unknown, and he has no executive experience.

Is this a small population, why did he only get 26K votes and win in CO, this was not an election? What do they do with the three extra delegates? I don’t understand why this state has only 8 delegates.

Fleuries on February 8, 2012 at 7:57 AM

MJBrutus on February 8, 2012 at 7:55 AM

I apologize Brutus. Since there was no sarc tag, I thought you were serious. It’s hard to tell sometimes.

But I did wonder why you didn’t link to MM’s endorsement too.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Go Team Santorum 2012!!! I think it’d time for Newt to step down and get out of Rick Santorums way.

multiuseless on February 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Happy Nomad on February 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM
..practically every member of the Capitol janitorial staff has more Senatorial experience than the jug-eared traitor did when he was running for President.

The War Planner on February 8, 2012 at 7:49 AM

The War Planner:

Well said,and that needs to be re-vetted again,in the general!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Santorum is now on live,on MSLSD!

http://www.zahistation.com/watch-msnbc-news-live

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:53 AM

He handled that gang very well, I thought. He’s coming up on Fox & Friends next.

Naturally Curly on February 8, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Santorum is the last guy standing to try out, and now we have to see what he has to say. I really like seeing him smiling. For months he looked sour and sneering, it is unbecoming on him.

I agree that was a little off-setting but he seems to have lost that.

Obama’s face is worse.

tinkerthinker on February 8, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Only one tweet last night from Ann Coulter, which is very odd for her during a primary/caucus night.

She must have been shell-shocked, because she was snarking on – Ron Paul?

Ann Coulter @AnnCoulter
Ron Paul said tonight that he defines coming in second as a “win.” Sadly, that’s also his foreign policy.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 8:07 AM

I always found Sen. Santorum very interesting and knowledgeable when he hosted Bill Bennett’s radio show but unfortunately it doesn’t present on the campaign trail. Let’s see what Gov. Romney has in store for him.

Cindy Munford on February 8, 2012 at 8:08 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 7:26 AM
Good Morning!

I can not get the image of horses flying over Viet Nam pooping on everyone out of my head and I just wanted to thank you for that!

Now, I hired Bishop to go to CPAC to fight the angry horde of OWS and union thugs who plan to be there. I understand you have some Canadian geese you could send to poop on the protesters, what do you say?

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Night Owl:Ugh,sorry for the delay,busy googling,goodmorning,
ya,did Lincoln fight in Viet Nam comment.Haha,glad
you liked my re-historical snark!:)

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Cindy Munford on February 8, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Morning Cindy—————-:)

Gooooooooooooooooo Santorum!

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Update: “Conservatism is alive and well.”

Uh huh … Until November.
I wonder how many MittBots will flip sides now?
Obviously, conservatives came out in force for a change. While it is nice to see, Santorum will get steamrolled even worse than Mittens should the former Senator get the GOP nod. Good luck with that.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 8, 2012 at 8:10 AM

tinkerthinker on February 8, 2012 at 8:04 AM

More importantly, Santorum’s message about there being little difference between Romney and Obama has merit.

Santorum has won four states to Speaker Happy Pants’ one. Perhaps it is time for Gingrich to quit the election and let the non-Romney voters get behind one candidate.

Happy Nomad on February 8, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM

No worries, and I wasn’t taken aback by it. Like I said, it just seemed so strange :-)

I don’t follow MM and didn’t know. But Ed posted his preference just recently so it was on my mind.

MJBrutus on February 8, 2012 at 8:13 AM

canopfor on February 8, 2012 at 8:09 AM

It is indeed very interesting. I don’t think it hurts anyone on either side to see that the people are not just going to blindly follow one person.

Cindy Munford on February 8, 2012 at 8:15 AM

A few days ago I saw that 48% of white, blue collar workers did not even want Obama to run for re-election, and there was a link to a story that Obama has written them off in favor of going after professional types. So you are right, they are up for grabs!

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 7:28 AM

It was said about Adlai Stevenson when running against Eisenhower. Adlai relates to college presidents better than taxi drivers. The problem is there are a lot more taxi drivers

ArthurMachado on February 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM

This is completely O/T, but it gave me a huge LOL so I thought I’d share it.

@iowahawkblog
Lefties already have access to free birth control. It’s called their personalities.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM

He’s so darned funny, I wish I had a quarter of his wit.

Cindy Munford on February 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM

He’s so darned funny, I wish I had a quarter of his wit.

Cindy Munford on February 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Yes, I love his blog, and his Twitter stream is quite amusing.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Has the gilled one weighed in?

Bmore on February 8, 2012 at 8:33 AM

I always found Sen. Santorum very interesting and knowledgeable when he hosted Bill Bennett’s radio show but unfortunately it doesn’t present on the campaign trail. Let’s see what Gov. Romney has in store for him.

Cindy Munford on February 8, 2012 at 8:08 AM

I agree. I have nothing against him, but I can’t get excited either, and I’m in PA. I would vote for him, but my fear is that he is not going to play very well against Obama. I have to say it’s awfully brave of him to be willing to try.

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Has the gilled one weighed in?

Bmore on February 8, 2012 at 8:33 AM

No, to my knowledge she’s been silent since around 9:30 last night, when she was blatantly exposed on the Open Thread for the intellectually dishonest hypocrite that she is.

But I have no doubt she’ll resurface.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM

It was said about Adlai Stevenson when running against Eisenhower. Adlai relates to college presidents better than taxi drivers. The problem is there are a lot more taxi drivers

ArthurMachado on February 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM

LOL The more things change the more they stay the same!
I had been saying for awhile that this group would not be willing to give up their livlihood to help Obama accomplish his environmental whacko goals. I was glad to see I was right.

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 8:34 AM

I vacillate between thinking no one can beat Obama and anyone can beat Obama. It has more to do with the reaction of the American people to their lives than any personality. I think gas prices will have more to do with the election than eloquence.

Cindy Munford on February 8, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Well, I’ll have to be away for a better part of the day, nice thing about these threads I guess. No erasing them. Have fun fishing.

Bmore on February 8, 2012 at 8:42 AM

No, to my knowledge she’s been silent since around 9:30 last night, when she was blatantly exposed on the Open Thread for the intellectually dishonest hypocrite that she is.

But I have no doubt she’ll resurface.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM

LOL I did see your smackdown right before I went to bed. I am over in that thread reading what happened after page 5 or so.

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Or should I say, Happy fishing, Yeah that sounds better. Bread ball anyone?

Bmore on February 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM

I loved Santorum’s speech. What a classy guy and very statesman-like. It’s not the pompous, robotic, flip-on-the-switch blather we get from Obama and Romney, for that matter. Or the snarling, gritty style of Gingrich. Rick Santorum actually sounds like he’s speaking directly to us. Forceful, sensitive, simple, folksy – a regular guy. What a pleasant contrast to what’s in the White House and his republican running mates.

mozalf on February 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM

I am over in that thread reading what happened after page 5 or so.

Night Owl on February 8, 2012 at 8:43 AM

I turned in around 11. I’m trying to catch up with it too. On page 10 now, and the muck keeps getting deeper and deeper.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Bmore on February 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM

We all live on in the Vault.

Cindy Munford on February 8, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Bmore on February 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM

lol Have a good one.

Flora Duh on February 8, 2012 at 8:48 AM

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