The Other McCain

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Rick Santorum on Tolerance

He spoke Monday at George Washington University: “The only sensitivity training we need is to respect every person. . . . Tolerance is the most misused word in the English language. . . . Should a gay or lesbian-owned printshop have to print signs for the Westboro Baptists that say ‘God hates fags’? . . […]

Paranoid Theory: ‘Karl Rove Was Out Raising Money to Keep Santorum Alive’

James Yanke at Reaganite Republican links to an article at Business Insider in which Grace Wyler gives credence to a paranoid theory offered by evangelical leader David Lane: Karl stepped on Rick Perry and then Newt Gingrich every chance he got — albeit with deceit and sophistication — and elevated Mitt Romney at strategic, crucial […]

Rick Santorum And The Traditional Justice System

by Smitty Jeffery Levin on Twitter points to The Hill, where Rick Santorum seems strangely unconvinced about the wisdom of a national conference on race in the era of Hope’n’Change: The question. . .was posed to Santorum by talk radio host Laura Ingraham Monday. “Absolutely not,” Santorum said. “This is either a very disturbed man […]

ObamaVille From Buffet To King

by Smitty Remember the good old days, when ObamaVilles were something of a Jimmy Buffet parody? Good times, good times. The sun has set on those times, however. Now it looks like we’re set for the ObamaVille Horror: via The Corner Update: linked at The Camp of the Saints Update II: linked at POH Diaries […]

Come On, Bill: Newt Has Always Been An ‘Ideas Guy’

by Smitty Bill Quick is attacking Newt for being Idea Man Newt, and refusing to drop out of the GOP hunt. But that’s who he is, that’s what he does. In this vintage clip going back to their time in the House together in the early ’90s, Newt is on a road trip with none […]

Pornographic Politics: Did the Daily Caller ‘Pull a Media Matters’ on Rick Santorum? UPDATE: Romney and Gingrich Both Made January Pledge to Fight Porn

Today I noticed a thread at Memeorandum aggregating commentary on an article by Daily Caller associate editor Steven Nelson: ‘Vigorous’ Santorum crackdown may catch Internet porn viewers with pants down I sort of shrugged that off, and then I saw this Tweet by Jedediah Bila: Didn’t tweet about this today, but if it’s accurate, I […]

No, Rick, Teleprompters Should Not Be Against The Law

by Smitty The whole ‘there oughta be a law’ notion is predicated upon the idea of the nanny state enforcing everything. All candidates do it, when they talk about swinging by the store and picking up a case of jobs to fix the economy. Let the court of public opinion do that. Let us understand […]

Hope And Change Under Attack By Christianist Jingle!

by Smitty Do not be taken in by this bubbly video! If not for the massive efforts of Barack Obama, unemployment would be 25%, the national debt over $20 trillion, and children would be praying in a non-Mecca direction in schools. President Obama has barely restrained the onset of the second Dark Ages, on which […]

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