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Dead Presidents: swag-gr asked: Can you explain Santorum's success thus far? It's just so unfathomable...

deadpresidents:

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No, I can’t.

That’s the thing: I literally cannot explain why someone who believes the things that Rick Santorum believes and says the things that Rick Santorum says can be a leading contender for a major party’s Presidential nomination this late in a campaign…

I was about to write something about why I have such a massive distaste for santorum (all of the puns) but then I realized Dead Presidents was a few steps ahead of me.

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  • ooo good question how have they furthered conservativism?
  • Romney: 1. I have a huge family 2. I worked in the private sector 3. I was governor of a largely democratic state and used English immersion in my schools.
  • Gingrich: “I helped Reagan into office, who’s the champion of liberty now bitches?”
  • Obamacare is a freedom crusher, watch out guys.
  • Santorum is just nipping at Romney’s heels, he needs to pick an issue
  • Ron Paul is kind of the bomb, he’s a feisty old bastard. “Guys, just follow the fucking constitution. Seriously.”
  • Romney better keep Teddy Kennedy’s name out of his flip flopping mouth, too far. 
  • What scares you about the Presidency? GOOD question BriWi
  • "We have tremendous institutional biases against doing the right thing, against getting things done" -Gingrich   well, you would know Newt
  • "America still is great." really dodged a bullet there Romney…

I feel like I just wasted 2 hours of my life. Gingrich is an elitist, Romney is trying, Santorum is losing and knows it, and I think Ron Paul is genuinely baffled that his fellow candidates are so badly misinformed.

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  • According to Paul, all we should get out of Terry Schiavo’s case is to have a living will. Welp.
  • WE GET IT ROMNEY. You don’t like Obama. Cool. So how will you be any better?
  • I don’t think any of them really care about NASA. Just a thought. Also, they don’t know jack about space. If we really wanted to get to Mars, we could. We need to stop worrying about getting men BACK from Mars and just get them there. Send up robots to be working and building habitats, the astronauts live in a lunar pod type deal at first and then move in to the space station as it’s finished. maybe they come home eventually, maybe they don’t, but for years they explore and send information back. We could definitely find people willing to go, and it’s way more cost efficient to take a one way trip because the biggest issue with manned Mars travel is hauling enough fuel to send everyone home.
  • Oh commercial space great let’s take the last frontier and fuck it up too Gingrich…

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  • Santorum is demonstrating how very little he knows about Iran. Keep talking, keep it up.
  • FUCK the Keystone XL pipeline, get out Santorum. Back to the frothy mix from whence you came.
  • OH SNAP YOU GO GIRL “Why is it okay to court voters in Spanish but not to provide for them in Spanish?” Now to watch everyone dance around the question to not lose voters in Spanish. 
  • Romney and Gingrich would only sign the DREAM act if it included a focus on the military. If you want to die for America, you’re good. If you want an education, you’re SOL.
  • BEET SUGAR OH MAN GINGRICH REALLY IS DWIGHT SCHRUTE THE CONSPIRACY IS ALIVE

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  • After that little hissy fit attacking Newt, I’m not sure that Romney came out ahead but Gingrich definitely came out the loser.
  • Newt really does look like a Sith Lord. I just can’t get past it. 
  • Oh so now Santorum wants to help people…I don’t really have anything to say about that. Homeowners do need help. 
  • The whole rest of the stage is just staring at Ron Paul while he explains the financial meltdown. I want a better explanation of how he wants to liquidate the debt and take the burden off of the tax payers
  • Romney: “You have to have regulation”. Well heavens above, what have we here? “We need regulation that is up to date.” 
  • OH CUBA QUESTIONS LET’S GO
  • Romney wants to move Cuba to freedom and fight for democracy….but not open relations with them. huh.
  • Gingrich thinks we should overthrow the regime…and blames Obama for not forcing an “Arab spring” in Cuba. oh okay.
  • wait wait Ron Paul DOESN’T like the isolationism of not talking to people? This is news to me. He has a point though. “We talked to the Soviets, we talk to the Chinese…” “It’s not 1962 anymore and we don’t have to use force and intimidation in overthrow of governments” Well damn Ron Paul, let’s go. You talk to those Cubans.
  • Santorum is seriously underestimating how many Castros are lined up in Cuba and overestimating how interested the Taliban is in Cuba. 
  • Well for once Gingrich hits it, the American people have no interest in going to war. Largely true.
  • I wish Romney would talk about how he would handle Afghanistan, not how he things Obama has handled it poorly
  • YEAH YOU GO RON PAUL we do NOT want a hot war in Iran. “I think it would be the most foolish thing in the world to go to war with Iran” 
  • why are we even talking about going to war with Iran this is so inane

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So I guess I’m watching this. 

whatever.

  • Santorum keeps talking about constructive and destructive capitalism, not sure he knows how it works.
  • Hahahahah you go BriWi “So you never peddled your influence?” to Newt. Let me tell you Newt. Despite what were apparently your best efforts, you never represented me particularly well and you’re pretty embarrassing to the state of Georgia anyways.
  • Gingrich is FINALLY getting jumped all over for basically being a corrupt, pandering jerk who used legislation to get his way and help himself out. It’s hypocritical of Romney to be the one calling him out but this needed to happen.

rick santorum's communist relatives are kind of embarrassed of him

fromthemitten:

Santorum often touts his grandfather’s flight from Italy “to escape fascism,” but he has neglected to publicly mention their close ties with the Italian Communist Party. “Rick’s grandfather Pietro was a liberal man and he understood right away what was happening in Italy,” Mrs. Santorum told Oggi. ‘He was anti-fascist to the extreme, and the political climate in 1925 was stifling so he left for America.’”

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back to it!

  • Perry, if Obama was kowtowing to his leftist liberal base I would be a lot less keen on Huntsman. Also, Perry says ‘literally’ like Chris on Parks and Rec.
  • Gingrich makes a walk around point about energy independence, maybe?
  • Sanctions don’t always lead up to war Paul.
  • Santorum is really annoying me right now. Don’t criticize Obama for going into Libya and then criticize him for standing by when Iran had protests and their government was killing the protestors. You either want him to spur revolutions or you don’t.
  • We DO encourage the private sector Romney, what do you think these tax cuts are for? ooo and here comes why Obama is a socialist this is just super. aces, you.
  • I feel like Gingrich is just pulling numbers out of his ass for his infrastructure plan, no research involved.
  • Tax reform, go Huntsman go. I’d love some specifics though.
  • Did they seriously just ask why don’t we just not have taxes? Why moderators, why the fuck would you do that?
  • No Mitt. We are not a step away from an unfree economy. Stop.
  • I like it when the contestants slip up and call each other by their first names and then look around like they’ve sinned.
  • YEAH FUCK THE BAILOUTS let’s go Ron Paul tell em how it is 
  • OOPS freudian slip Perry “Companies—countries that are hostile to America.”
  • Not feeling Hunstman on this “manufacturing renaissance” (took me 4 times to spell that word). We have too many labor laws and too high of a standard of living to really compete internationally in manufacturing. 
  • I’m not crazy about Perry making a talking point out of the Declaration of Independence when he supports policies that keep people from pursuing their own happiness unapologetically. 
  • Gingrich: “A little bit harsh on Obama who in his efforts to create a radical Socialist European model is sincere…” Funny but no, try again.
  • I think they’ve all forgotten that Reagan raised taxes and spent with the best of them.
  • "THERE ARE NO CLASSES IN AMERICA" SANTORUM WHAT IS YOUR ISSUE? Ignoring an issues does NOT make it go away. way to disenfranchise millions.
  • It amazes me that Romney is 60 years old. He’s killed a unicorn and is slowly drinking it’s blood, that’s the only possible solution. The man looks so good for someone of his age.
  • Huntsman needs to hammer his advantages better, he’s letting Romney turn China against him a little bit. 
  • It’s nice how the debate ends with FOOBAW FOOBAW FOOBAW FAMILY FOOBAW NOPE MY KIDS ARE IN THE NAVY now you all feel bad about your answers. 

Dead Presidents: "Why are you so against Santorum?"

deadpresidents:

Anonymous asked: Why are you so against Santorum?

I’ll let Rick Santorum explain why I’m against Rick Santorum.

•From his article “Fishers of Men” for Catholic Online, July 12, 2002:

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My friend Martin and I are talking about the potential consequences of Perry dropping out. I don’t think all the anti-Romney republican voters would go to Santorum (especially after he gets destroyed in New Hampshire) and boost him because I haven’t completely lost faith in the US of A, and I doubt all of the voters will convalesce behind one candidate. On the off chance that they do though, and pick Gingrich, who does have an edge in the national polls…the game is going to get a little more interesting.

New Hampshire is going to be the battle ground of Gingrich, Santorum, and Huntsman to see which one of them is going to be the real competitor to Mitt (unfortunately, it won’t be Huntsman). My money is on Gingrich: he’s quick, he’s been around the block a few times, and he has some Southern support that I suspect will transfer to mid-western support if it comes to it.

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As you are well aware, the great bringer of nominees that is the Iowa Caucus was today. I’m not a huge fan of the caucus, I think it’s a little silly that a state as homogenous as Iowa has the first say about nominees but I digress because unfortunately the world doesn’t operate around what I find sensible. 

Paul came in third with Santorum and Romney more or less tied, which I found surprising. I know Santorum has been campaigning like mad all over Iowa but I’m a little surprised that it worked. I don’t think his sudden surge in popularity has all that much to do with his campaigning though- he’s just a fortunate victim of circumstance. He’s been so behind recently that people have been ignoring him and not digging for dirt (not that you really have to, he says crazy offensive shit fairly regularly). It isn’t that he is a good candidate, it’s that GOP voters haven’t yet taken the time to pinpoint what is so bad about him like they have with the others. Plus, evangelicals don’t like Romney the mormon, so Santorum was able to capitalize on that handicap. (why Iowa of all the states, why IOWA ugh) Santorum is really pushing that he is a “consistent conservative” as opposed to Romney’s less than stellar record…I don’t think that Iowa will give him that much momentum nationally since he polls pretty poorly in most of the country but if by some ungodly miracle he really picks up the pace he has the potential to be a serious pain in Romney’s side (but not one in Obama’s). Everyone else realizes or is in the process of realizing that he isn’t a general election candidate. He panders too much to an extreme audience and has said some things that have made him pretty much unelectable. (Diversity is bad, I don’t want to help black people, etc). I still choose Romney as the winner of the nomination. Sure, he’s bland and reminiscent of the guy who everyone friend zoned in high school, but come on GOP. He’s a mostly benevolent WASPy Mormon who just wants to be your nominee. Let him take you to the dance, it’s your best chance at winning Prom King against Mr. BHO. Fire will only take you so far, running a pleasant, uneventful campaign in this case has the potential to take you much further.

Paul is not going to be the nominee. He’s too old and too thinly spread. Some Democrats like him, some Republicans like him, some Libertarians and Independents like him, but not enough people in any one party like him enough to make him the nominee. Retire, Paul. You’ve had your turn.

Perry, Gingrich, and Bachmann were in the losers bracket so to speak, and Perry is now going to go home with his tail between his legs and “reassess his campaign” ie prepare to drop out. He has a nice gig as governor and has invested a lot of money in his campaign to lose so badly in Iowa. If he has any sense, he’ll cut his losses.

Bachmann is not in the race and at this point, she better know it.

Gingrich is the most not-Romney candidate out there but it didn’t do him much good today. People just don’t like Newt Gingrich. He polls fairly well in some southern states, South Carolina among them which is coming up, but he won’t end up with the nomination and he knows that. He just isn’t a general election candidate, but he’s along for the ride. I’ll admit, I sort of like Newt. He’s a terrible human being but the man is as sassy as they come, he keeps things interesting. If he drops out I’ll be sad to see him go.

Huntsman got something like 800 votes and wasn’t even part of the caucus. It’s okay baby, I still like you. You go Jon.