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Santorum Attacked in Iowa With Same Smear Used Earlier Against Gingrich

Posted on | January 2, 2012 | 17 Comments

Steve Ertelt of Life News reports:

For the second time, people opposed to one of the Republican presidential candidates have misappropriated the name of a prominent Iowa pro-life organization attack the candidate in the state that holds the fist caucus tomorrow.
In December someone used the name of Iowans for Life on fliers distributed at events in the Hawkeye State to attack pro-life former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with claims that he is not prolife on abortion.
Now, Iowans for Life’s name has been falsely attached to fliers disparaging pro-life former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum — who has cruised to a third place standing in the state that leads off the campaign to replace pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
“Iowans for Life has once again been subject to fraudulent use of its name for the purpose of negative rhetoric targeting a candidate in the presidential campaign,” the group told LifeNews on Sunday. “This second deceitful usurping of Iowans for Life’s name was aimed at Senator Rick Santorum.”

First Newt, now Santorum? I suspect the Perry campaign was responsible for both of these cheap smears. As I remarked Saturday, if desperation was a cologne fragance, they’d reek of it.

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  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Why is Mitt Romney going through Purelle by the bottle?  Does he not want to be seen compulsively washing his hands?

  • DaveO

    Why suspect Republicans? There’s plenty of folks on the other side who make no bones about lying.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    I’ve thought the same thing, but I keep coming up against the same problem: There’s no reason for the Dems to spend their dirt until after the nomination when it’s too late for the GOP to fix it.

  • http://zillablog.marezilla.com Zilla of the Resistance

    Rick Perry has said that islam is a religion of peace, even after thousands of us were murdered on our own soil by muslims for islam, clearly there is no depth too low for him to sink to. He may yet be behind the parade of gold digging bitches who took down Herman Cain. 

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    I”m getting pretty much sick to death of both Romney and Perry’s camps (ok, they were never my favorites in the first place, far from it even).  Between the “he’s the only one who can beat Obama!” and the “he’s the only one who can save conservatism!” (which I am not sure are completely truthful statements), coupled by the inevitable 2 minutes of hate and derirsion spewed on any other canidate and their supporters plus the inevitable playing the victim card when people don’t react positively to this tactic, my feelings have started to creep from disdain/disgust to outright loathing.

    Good show Perry and Romney supporters, you’re making this voter dislike your canidates more and more, and now at a purely emotive level, issues be damned.

    I’ll vote for either one over Obama — but neither camp is making it any easier, and it won’t be a fun endeavor in civic responsiblity if it comes to pass (which I’m hoping it won’t more and more with each passing day).

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    It doesn’t matter really who wins this caucus, the primaries or ultimately the nomination. People delude themselves in thinking Republican Party leaders give a rats ass about Republican ideology, and most especially about conservative ideology, and damn sure most especially about federalism.

    If anybody wins the nomination besides Romney, the only way the GOP establishment will get behind that person is if they are willing to come to the table and make pretty much the same basic deals made by Romney. Otherwise, the big donor money will suddenly become a dry well.

    Just look at the current field. The only one that could make up a third of the loss is Perry. The only one who might somewhat, to a limited extent, counter the loss of funding with voter enthusiasm would be Ron Paul, but he would turn off twice as many rank-and-file GOP voters, so that takes care of that.

    Sure, social conservatives and evangelical Christians might get out and work for Santorum, or Bachmann, or Perry, but who’s going to come up with the funds to counter the dearth of money from the usual GOP coffers?

    They’d probably go through back channels and fund against Gingrich, but they don’t really have to do that. Obama is going to have all the funding he needs, and by election night moderate independents are going to be so demoralized and/or disgusted they will be made to feel that a vote for the GOP candidate is like a vote for shit sandwiches for their kids school lunch programs.

    Would Santorum make the same pick for Attorney General as Mitt Romney? I don’t mean if it was actually his choice to make. I mean if he had to.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Getting the WH in 2012, God willing, is only the start.  In 2o16 we have to do some serious incumbent scrubbing…

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Boy, did they pick the wrong day to trot this crap out after what Alan Colmes pulled…

    http://tinyurl.com/18r 

  • Garym

    Sounds like Paultards playing games to me.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    They all do.  When you shake hundreds of hands in crowds in fall and winter, you either use the sanitizer or keep head colds for the whole campaign.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Except Romney’s fundraising network isn’t the “Republican Establishment” – he built his own, comprised mainly of people whose companies he saved with Bain.  They got rich instead of bankrupt and are very grateful.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Sure, smear Perry – why not?  Who needs evidence?

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    Oh, so before Romney saved their companies, these rich and probably long-time politically engaged and active folks were actually Democrat donors. Thanks for setting me straight. I never would have guessed that Romney’s most important supporters and contributors were rich Democrats.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Like his campaign’s halfassed document dump to Red State.  And if you look in that thread, I even said it at least exonerated Perry from the Cain leak, because his campaign would have been too inept to pull it off.

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  • DaveO

    The Occutards are a sunk cost. They’ve already been resourced.

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