Santorum’s still slim chances get a little fatter

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Sure, Rick Santorum is now leading in at least one national poll of Republican voters. Big whoop. So was Herman Cain at one point. In fact, as Nate Silver points out, Santorum becomes the 11th person to lead in at least one national poll for the 2012 presidential nomination. So I still have a hard time making myself believe that Santorum has a chance of either stopping Mitt Romney or becoming the party’s nominee himself.

But there’s a variety of reasons to begin to wonder:

– The poll that puts Santorum up nationally among Republicans — Public Policy Polling — also reports that Romney’s favorable/unfavorable numbers are down to 44/43 percent. Remember, that’s among usual GOP primary voters. It is hard to believe that the frontrunner for a party’s nomination could have negatives that high among his own party’s base.

– Another poll, this one by ARG, puts Santorum (33%) up by six points over Romney (27%) in Mitt’s native state of Michigan, where they hold the primary two weeks from tomorrow. (A PPP poll puts Santorum up by 16). If Santorum were to manage to pull that one off, Romney would be in serious trouble, and I think you’d start to see open panic set in among the GOP establishment. (Romney won Michigan in 2008 fairly easily).

– Looking a little deeper into ARG numbers, you see the source of Romney’s woes. Among self-identified Michigan Republicans, Romney (18%) actually comes in third, behind both Santorum (42%) and Gingrich (24%). The former Massachusetts governor does as well as he does in the state only because he enjoys a substantial lead among independents and Democrats who say they may vote in Michigan’s open GOP primary. He gets 48 percent of that vote compared to Gingrich with 13 percent and Santorum with 11 percent.

If Romney tries to slide further to the right, he begins to lose those votes in the middle. He doesn’t really have good options.

– Santorum is no Gingrich. Romney could play dirty with Gingrich, launching all-out attacks on his character, history and record because those were the rules that Gingrich himself plays by. Newt’s entertaining whines about negative attacks drew no sympathy from anybody. In addition, you could say the most horrible things about Gingrich and basically still be telling the truth.

Santorum, the devout family man, is not such an easy target.

– In another interesting development, the editors of National Review are now calling on Gingrich to step down from the race, writing:

“… it would be a grave mistake for the party to make someone with such poor judgment and persistent unpopularity its presidential nominee. It is not clear whether Gingrich remains in the race because he still believes he could become president next year or because he wants to avenge his wounded pride: an ambiguity that suggests the problem with him as a leader. When he led Santorum in the polls, he urged the Pennsylvanian to leave the race. On his own arguments the proper course for him now is to endorse Santorum and exit.”

Gingrich has few friends in the GOP establishment; should that call to concede begin to be echoed elsewhere, it could set off an avalanche against the former speaker. His fundraising has already dried up, with even his chief sponsor Sheldon Adelson reportedly shutting off the money spigot.

– Not so long ago, Romney would have been overjoyed to have Gingrich leave the race, but today that may be his biggest nightmare. Conversely, it has been widely thought that Gingrich has remained in the race largely to wreak revenge against Romney, whom he has come to despise.

If that is truly Newt’s prime motivation, he could have no better vengeance than to abandon the race and leave Romney alone to face the little sweater vest that could.

– Jay Bookman

371 comments Add your comment

Peadawg

February 13th, 2012
12:36 pm

Peadawg

February 13th, 2012
12:36 pm

finally……

Mick

February 13th, 2012
12:38 pm

Rick Santorum? Go ahead and make my day…

Adam

February 13th, 2012
12:38 pm

Oh PLEEEEEASE let him get the nomination. PLEASE. I want the idea that social conservatism is something that EVERYONE agrees with and is SO BEHIND to be trounced once and for all. I want those illusions of a Christian Nation that bans abortion and birth control and gay people to be SHATTERED and all of the metaphorical shards plunged right into the brains of the faithful.

Whatever

February 13th, 2012
12:40 pm

I want to vote who I want to vote for if he/she can beat Obama or not. It’s sad there are few good choices on either side anymore.

getalife

February 13th, 2012
12:41 pm

willard losing to sanitarium is hilarious.

Don't Forget

February 13th, 2012
12:42 pm

At least Santorum lives by his words. By wearing that sweater vest he virtually guarantees that any sex he has is for procreation purposes only.

Mid Ga Retiree

February 13th, 2012
12:43 pm

@Whatever…………… well said!!

scrappy

February 13th, 2012
12:43 pm

“the little sweater vest that could.”

thats awesome!

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 13th, 2012
12:44 pm

Adam

February 13th, 2012
12:38 pm

I 2nd that!! PLEEEEASE

Normal

February 13th, 2012
12:47 pm

Posted this a couple of sheets ago, but a reminder of Rick’s opinion of a “Woman’s Place”

http://news.icanhascheezburger.com/2012/02/10/political-pictures-rick-santorum-womens-work/

Josey Whales

February 13th, 2012
12:48 pm

National Review calls out Newt to leave the GoP race. After Newt said if he was elected as President the 4th thing he would do after sending people to the Moon is to get rid of Southern White Conserative men in the South. While he was speaking to an audience in California in front of Tiffany’s………….

Misty Fyed

February 13th, 2012
12:48 pm

Enter your comments here

AmVet - Just say no to lazy do-nothing Republicans.

February 13th, 2012
12:49 pm

Santorum lost his own US Senate seat by almost 20 points in 2006.

Even Pennsylvania Republicans, grew sick of him and his 1950s nonsense.

That he, Newt and Ron are still in the race is indicative of just how absurd this circus has become…

Skip

February 13th, 2012
12:53 pm

That this crap will go on until Nov. depresses me.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare = Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

February 13th, 2012
12:54 pm

President Obama for the first time projected a deficit below $1 trillion and called for raising $1.5 trillion over 10 years by taxing the wealthiest and closing loopholes.
NYTMES.COM

Oh, gawd! Who will stand up to protect the wealthy! Where are our conservanut friends in times like these? Where are the middle class rubes/sheep to help these poor poor billionaires?

saywhat?

February 13th, 2012
12:55 pm

Keep chuggin’ those buckets of Santorum, repubs.

reebok

February 13th, 2012
12:56 pm

Your Republican Party…Building a Bridge to the 19th Century!

Finn McCool (Class Warfare = Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

February 13th, 2012
12:57 pm

“By the end of my second term, I will be known as the Messiah. But it won’t be me who calls me by this name. I will be called this name by the people of my land who will come to recognize all that is true and great, and crunchy…but sweet.”

~ teh Newt

Finn McCool (Class Warfare = Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

February 13th, 2012
1:00 pm

Would Newt ever hijack a forum discussing Ricky Santorum? Of course not! Please excuse my previous post!

Fred

February 13th, 2012
1:02 pm

Skip

February 13th, 2012
12:53 pm

That this crap will go on until Nov. depresses me.
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I second that. Come on jay. Let’s talk about the shelter closing downtown. How about the snow coming? Or maybe the wild hog dinner scandal. Haven’t we “done” every Republican candidate at least 4 times now?

Soothsayer

February 13th, 2012
1:02 pm

Rick Santorum couldn’t even get re-elected to a third term in the Senate. He’s a walking RepugNOwecan’t talking point. How many Senators do you who are voted out after only 2 terms in office.

I know the following might be upsetting to some but . . .

I never really was a fan of Whitney Houston. I can’t think of a single song of hers that really did anything for me.

Now, however, after her death, we are bombarded ad nauseam with her music. If hear “I Will Always Love You” one more time, I going to hurl!

She’s dead already! Give it a rest!

AmVet - You cons have got to ask yourself one question: Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, punks?

February 13th, 2012
1:03 pm

The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs move up the economic ladder is just wrong. ~Rick Santorum, July 2005.

Bruno

February 13th, 2012
1:03 pm

Paul: If you will examine the pattern in Jay’s posts, it often begins with references to gov’t data banks such as census, OMB, etc,, cites some data and interprets that to present his opinion. But, here’s the key thing: he uses verifiable information from reputable agencies to arrive at his conclusions. Sure he has an opinion, he’s an opinion writer. But he arrives at his opinion differently than the guys on radio or tv who say stuff like

Out of curiosity, does this column meet those high-flown journalistic standards that you attribute to Jay, Paul?? “Sure, Rick Santorum is now leading in at least one national poll of Republican voters. Big whoop” comes across as a little personal to me. And though his “little sweater vest that could” crack has the peanut gallery rolling in the aisles, it doesn’t do much more for me than calling the President “Oblamer”. Just my opinion, of course.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 13th, 2012
1:06 pm

Conservative blogs were buzzing about the possibility of a brokered convention over the weekend. I can’t speak for how widespread acceptance for the idea is among conservative voters, but the posters on the blogs I was reading actually seemed hopeful about it. Several commentors I saw expressed hope for someone like Ron Paul or Sarah Palin to swoop in and save the day for them.

King of Everything

February 13th, 2012
1:06 pm

Just turn this into a Catholic vs. Mormon brawl and see who can beat the Muslim who worships at Christian churches.

Adam

February 13th, 2012
1:06 pm

Bruno: I see your “little sweater vest that could” + “Oblamer” and raise you a “Rick Sanitorium”

getalife

February 13th, 2012
1:07 pm

Lets get ready to rumble.

In the red corner, from the great State of Texas, the perry crusher, Paul.

In the blue corner, from parts unknown, bruno.

Lets get it on.

godless heathen

February 13th, 2012
1:09 pm

“Now, however, after her death, we are bombarded ad nauseam with her music. If hear “I Will Always Love You” one more time, I going to hurl!”

Except if it’s Dolly singing it, because she did it so much better anyway.

Fred

February 13th, 2012
1:09 pm

JHM@ 1:06: You had me going until the end. I just have to much faith in my fellow Americans to believe that anyone, not even the most deluded far right wing fanatic would want Sarah Palin to be President. :D

Mick

February 13th, 2012
1:09 pm

Just as an aside, that vest/sweater thingie is kinda dorky…just sayin…

Bruno

February 13th, 2012
1:11 pm

Bruno: I see your “little sweater vest that could” + “Oblamer” and raise you a “Rick Sanitorium”

Alright, good comeback, Adam. ;-)

That this crap will go on until Nov. depresses me.

Skip–I think you’re being a little over-optimistic with your end point.

Tell you what, guys, I think I need a little blog break, so I’ll catch you down the road.

Best wishes to all.

SoGaVet

February 13th, 2012
1:13 pm

The RepubliCant’s are running out of Front-runners-other-than-Romney.

I never thought they’d devolve to Santorum. Only Ron Paul hasn’t enjoyed that status…so far.

Fred

February 13th, 2012
1:14 pm

Do some fly by’s and drop us a tune Bruno.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 13th, 2012
1:17 pm

Fred — “You had me going until the end. I just have to much faith in my fellow Americans to believe that anyone, not even the most deluded far right wing fanatic would want Sarah Palin to be President.”

I’m dead serious; that’s what I saw several commentors saying.

As you may or may not know, I spent more than 20 years sticking with the GOP and voting for their candidates, so even though I’m not on their team any more, I like to check in and see which way the wind is blowing in their neighborhood sometimes. And from what I can tell, it’s blowing in the direction of SOMEONE ELSE, not the candidates they’ve got right now.

I frankly think they’re looking for some sort of media king or queen to lead them into November. That might explain why Newt spiked up again, even after his campaign evaporated so he and Callista could take a cruise. Newt’s good for a soundbite, and so’s Palin. Right now, IMO, the GOP rank and file are so desperate and hungry for the White House that they’ll latch onto anyone who looks decent on TV and talks a good game.

stands for decibels

February 13th, 2012
1:20 pm

you could say the most horrible things about Gingrich and basically still be telling the truth

TMML.

Jefferson

February 13th, 2012
1:22 pm

I guess he thinks if the majority of the people want to go back to the 50’s we should.

Butch Cassidy

February 13th, 2012
1:22 pm

If it weren’t for the fact that the people who think “Anybody but Obama” would actually vote for “Anybody but Obama” the Republican candidate race would be hilarious.

Butch Cassidy

February 13th, 2012
1:25 pm

The New Santorum catch phrases – “Get that contraception away from our women, and get our women away from the front lines”.

and

“Santorum. The President who can put our women back in the kitchen where they belong”. :)

Libertarian

February 13th, 2012
1:27 pm

Ugh…in Santorum vs. Obama I’ll just be staying home on election day.

Josey Whales

February 13th, 2012
1:28 pm

Before Newt send people to the Moon, he will have to sign a pledge from grover norquist, promising not to raise taxes on the moon……..

Erwin's cat

February 13th, 2012
1:29 pm

Jefferson – “I guess he thinks if the majority of the people want to go back to the 50’s we should.”

that’s the way a democracy works…

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 13th, 2012
1:30 pm

Gotta love the trollies….lol. They’re so cute.

Jay says to tell the truth (only as he sees it)

February 13th, 2012
1:30 pm

Wow. No conservatives left.

The perfect liberal debate. No one left to counter the BS.

At least now, maybe you can win some arguments.

Looks like you got what you wanted, Jay.

Tommy Maddox

February 13th, 2012
1:31 pm

Gloria Allred will show up with three mannequins and a punching bag all claiming that Santorum reneged on buying them tickets to “The Lyon King”…

Butch Cassidy

February 13th, 2012
1:31 pm

Santorum. He doesn’t want to give Black people other peoples money. All others please form a line to the right.

Rick Santorum 2012

Jay

February 13th, 2012
1:31 pm

Erick Erickson at RedState:

“… Santorum winning (in Michigan) will cause abject panic among the powers that be in Washington, DC because they don’t think he can win a general election. They are sure he cannot win a general election. They are sure all the things he has written about women working outside the home, gays, beastiality, etc. will come back to bite him in the general election.

If Romney wins, the conservative base will panic because he will be one step closer to wrapping this thing up and they don’t want him to wrap it up. They want him beaten. They just aren’t sure they want Santorum, or Gingrich for that matter, to be the one to do it.

So everybody sit back and panic. It’s panic time in the GOP. In a race they should be winning against Barack Obama, the only winner seems to be sepuku.”

Libertarian

February 13th, 2012
1:31 pm

Maybe Gingrich is staying in because he’s smart enough to know that Santorum doesn’t stand a chance against Obama in a general elections. Maybe he’s taking one for the team and splitting the ultra-right vote in order to get Romney through the primaries….but, I doubt he’s that selfless.

Donovan

February 13th, 2012
1:32 pm

Well! Now it’s on to Santorum with another liberal hit piece. I was wondering when the other shoe would drop.

You know…when it is all over and done and we are enjoying which ever Republican president that is sitting in the WH, the one thing that matters most is that Obama will not be there to finish off this great country.

I still find it annoying and unbelievable that there are still some people that are dumb enough to want Obama and his failures to be our president for another term.

It speaks volumes of the people who support this regime.

Talking Head

February 13th, 2012
1:33 pm

Butch Cassidy

February 13th, 2012
1:33 pm

Santorum. If you have to sit at the back of the bus or stay home in the kitchen. Good. Because that’s the way it should be.

Rick Santorum 2012

Joe Hussein Mama

February 13th, 2012
1:34 pm

Donovan — “I still find it annoying and unbelievable that there are still some people that are dumb enough to want Obama and his failures to be our president for another term.”

“It speaks volumes of the people who support this regime.”

Aw, did the kid at Subway forget to put the right cheese on your sammich today? :D

Butch Cassidy

February 13th, 2012
1:36 pm

Donovan – ““I still find it annoying and unbelievable that there are still some people that are dumb enough to want Obama and his failures to be our president for another term.”

Could you please be more specific? I didn’t vote for him the last time and don’t intend to this time around either.

Jay says to tell the truth (only as he sees it)

February 13th, 2012
1:36 pm

Donovan

With debate like this: Aw, did the kid at Subway forget to put the right cheese on your sammich today?

Is it any wonder that everyone with an IQ in triple digits have left the blog?

USMC

February 13th, 2012
1:37 pm

“Just as an aside, that vest/sweater thingie is kinda dorky…just sayin…”–Mick

Oh come on Mick, Santorum’s sweater vest sure beats that little dress you wear on Saturday nights! LOL! :-) (totally kidding)

Fred

February 13th, 2012
1:40 pm

Jay says to tell the truth (only as he sees it)

February 13th, 2012
1:36 pm

Donovan

With debate like this: Aw, did the kid at Subway forget to put the right cheese on your sammich today?

Is it any wonder that everyone with an IQ in triple digits have left the blog?
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Typical Right winger. Nothing to say, nothing he CAN say, just here to hurl insults.

AmVet - You cons have got to ask yourself one question: Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, punks?

February 13th, 2012
1:40 pm

“…the only winner seems to be sepuku.”

The GOP has no one but themselves to blame for this absurd reality. They alone have done this to themselves.

For thirty years the litany of godawful fake conservatives in positions of power has been devastating.

They have absolutely killed conservatism along with pragmatism and statesmanship. The party is controlled by tawdry clowns and cowards like Limbaugh and Hannity and O’Reilly and Trump.

And now they are reduced to trotting out blundering boobs like Sarah and Keyes and Michelle and Herman and Newt and both Ricks and…

What a mess…

Butch Cassidy

February 13th, 2012
1:40 pm

I don’t want to tell Rick how to run his campaign, but indicating that you don’t want women to have contraceptives, you don’t want women on the front lines, and you don’t want women to have the choice in regards to abortion, may not be the best strategy in a country where the women outnumber the men. Perhaps his manager may want to do a little demographic work before Rick opens his mouth again.

Joe Hussein Mama

February 13th, 2012
1:42 pm

Meat — “With debate like this . . . Is it any wonder that everyone with an IQ in triple digits have left the blog?”

I guess you missed the debate like this, then:

“I still find it annoying and unbelievable that there are still some people that are dumb enough to want Obama and his failures to be our president for another term.”

If Donovan wants real debate, then maybe he should post accordingly, instead of throwing a tantrum. You could stand to do the same, Meat.

St Simons - we're on Island time

February 13th, 2012
1:45 pm

is there a 5-inning mercy rule like in little league?

my kids are on the good team, but i feel for the kids
getting the snot beat out of them. (that’s called empathy, cons)

Jefferson

February 13th, 2012
1:45 pm

Ewin – so if the majority wanted to vote back in say slavery, that would be ok ? Good thing we have courts.

Road Scholar

February 13th, 2012
1:46 pm

The GOP was against President Obama’s budget…before he released it! C’mon guys and gals…at least read it before you relay your opinion! At the speed they came out against the new budget, why did they complain about the lack of time for the healthcare bill?

Santorium’s bumper sticker: Bare foot and pregnant..that’s all the middle class deserve!

Paul

February 13th, 2012
1:47 pm

And yet, Romney came out on top in the CPAC poll. What do the CPAC know that the base doesn’t?

How to pick a winner.

Bruno

“Out of curiosity, does this column meet those high-flown journalistic standards that you attribute to Jay, Paul??”

Well, he cited data from reputable sources, gave a brief analysis and then his opinion.

You could read what he wrote and still ask that? Add to that you led this thread with that, not an on-topic comment, tells me you’re just a bit fixated. Or maybe you just don’t like the idea of opinion writers having a voice in the media? Seems ironic, given the ‘most successful cable network’ is almost entirely comprise of opinion segments.

Kamchak

February 13th, 2012
1:47 pm

Several commentors I saw expressed hope for someone like Ron Paul or Sarah Palin to swoop in and save the day for them.

I can only imagine that those posting about Ron Paul or Snowbilly Snooki already believe he/she RULZ. I think it was getalife that mentioned Jeb Bush and a brokered convention. This I could believe ’cause the need now is to excite the Republicans with a candidate that could bring people to the polls

Jefferson

February 13th, 2012
1:48 pm

Mitt will take a hard left in October — just watch and weep.

Road Scholar

February 13th, 2012
1:48 pm

St Simons: Do we have to buy all the GOP candidates a trophy…so they feel good about themselves?

mm

February 13th, 2012
1:48 pm

What you righties don’t seem to be comprehending is that any of the GOP clowns running for Prez will drag down the entire ticket. Goodbye House. Goodbye governerships. Goodbye state assemblies.

Fred

February 13th, 2012
1:49 pm

Where the hell is moonbat betty when you need her?

Yo moonbat, if you do a driveby: got a good applesmoke going and the egg is at about 200 degrees. Ribs: 1 hour smoking or 2 hours before I toss them in some foil for 3 hours?

Joe Hussein Mama

February 13th, 2012
1:50 pm

K’Chak — “I think it was getalife that mentioned Jeb Bush and a brokered convention.”

Now that you mention it, I think I did see Jeb mentioned a time or two. And someone mentioned Marco Rubio, but there’s a nasty little undercurrent from the birthers developing that claims he’s a dirty furriner and mustn’t be allowed to run for President.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare = Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

February 13th, 2012
1:51 pm

Apple Asks Outside Group to Inspect Factories

It’s a start…

Joe Hussein Mama

February 13th, 2012
1:51 pm

Fred — “Ribs”

I’ll be by around dark, then :D

Kamchak

February 13th, 2012
1:51 pm

Ribs: 1 hour smoking or 2 hours before I toss them in some foil for 3 hours?

OK Fred, you gotta reveal what diet allows ribs.

Geo

February 13th, 2012
1:52 pm

Why do folks keep bringing back the line “bring back slavery”?

Slavery has not gone away. Slavery now comes in the form of a government check from any number of entitlements that has no bounds for race, creed, or sex.

Mick

February 13th, 2012
1:52 pm

usmc

I’ll take my dresses over your silk panties, bra, and that kinky sex toy you have so much fun with! Enjoy!!

Road Scholar

February 13th, 2012
1:53 pm

I thought that I read somewhere that Rubio can’t serve as Pres or VP; Anyone know fer sure?

Butch Cassidy

February 13th, 2012
1:53 pm

Geo – “Slavery now comes in the form of a government check from any number of entitlements that has no bounds for race, creed, or sex.”

Well, I guess it’s better than working 24/7 and getting whipped on a regular basis.

mm

February 13th, 2012
1:54 pm

“Republicans keep fear mongering about not wanting to turn us into Greece, but they seem determined to do everything in their power to tank the economy on purpose to take us down that road themselves.”

Too funny.

Road Scholar

February 13th, 2012
1:54 pm

Kamchak: Southern!

USMC

February 13th, 2012
1:55 pm

“I’ll take my dresses over your silk panties, bra, and that kinky sex toy you have so much fun with! Enjoy!!”–Mick

I don’t know Mick, these are fine French silk panties! LOL!

Fred

February 13th, 2012
1:55 pm

LOL Kam: The diet that bought the ribs and didn’t cook them before the diet started. :D

But I’m not eating them, I’m just making them for the girls. I have some tofu marinating that I’ll cook up for me……………

JHM: Come on. I’m trying to perfect them like my buddy ‘Dr. Rib” but while mine are good, his are legendary. All BS aside, he makes the best ribs i have ever eaten. He’s a brain surgeon for real, but i call him Dr. Rib. ANYONE can be a brain surgeon if they study hard enough dammit, but only 1 in a billion can do ribs like this man………

Road Scholar

February 13th, 2012
1:55 pm

Kamchak: And it has to be washed down w/sweet tea or lotsa beer!

Mick

February 13th, 2012
1:56 pm

ode to kamchak

WE

ARE

NOT

GREECE,

GET

IT!!!!!!

THAT

COMPARISON

IS

NULL

AND

VOID…

jm

February 13th, 2012
1:58 pm

Road Scholar

February 13th, 2012
1:59 pm

Mick: And we sure as hell don’t want to be like the Europeans! I mean low cost successful healthcare rated higher than the US and a mass transit system that works!

Fred

February 13th, 2012
2:01 pm

Do you realize how short this blog becomes when you totally ignore any post started by Jm and Doomy or any posted referenced back to them?

Or how much it raises the quality of the discussion lol?

FeralFemme

February 13th, 2012
2:02 pm

After Romney loses this election he should spend his time convincing Mormon brethren and their followers to do something about polygamy abuse in Mormon communities. No one who’s seen the doc film Banking On Heaven would vote for a Mormon, especially when you consider all the time and money Mormons spend fighting same-sex marriage. O ye hypocrites behind Zion’s curtain!

Fred

February 13th, 2012
2:02 pm

Road Scholar: I don’t know about the health care system (I mean I don’t want the dental plan the British have) but hell yes on the mass transit.

Jay says to tell the truth (only as he sees it)

February 13th, 2012
2:05 pm

Fred

Look around at the blog. Do you really think that conservatives have left in droves because they couldn’t match the level of debate? This is what Jay wanted. He writes these little hatchet pieces and he can count on his bobble headed liberals to whole heartedly agree and attack anyone who dares to disagree. And of course, this has resulted in liberals that only come here to stalk conservatives (with Jays blessing) like Keep Up to greatly decrease their attendance.

So the same old tired voices are still heard . . . people with nothing better to do with their lives . . . who now can get almost everyone to agree that Obama is the best darn Marxist we have ever had in our White House.

Silencing the opposition has almost completely worked here.

Kamchak

February 13th, 2012
2:05 pm

Kamchak: Southern!

Road Scholar

Ah yes, the Paula Deen diet.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

But I’m not eating them, I’m just making them for the girls. I have some tofu marinating that I’ll cook up for me…

Uh, huh. And I stayed at the Holiday Inn express last night.

With a set of triplets.

AmVet - You cons have got to ask yourself one question: Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya, punks?

February 13th, 2012
2:07 pm

Meat, that is two totally fact free posts in a row.

C’mon man, show us some of that vast intellectual prowess!

For starters tell us what Marxism means and how it applies to BHO.

LOL…

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 13th, 2012
2:07 pm

Fred

February 13th, 2012
2:02 pm

#whyyoumadtho

St Simons - we're on Island time

February 13th, 2012
2:08 pm

Never get over 240 degrees, mon, and cook them a loooong time.

ribs – me cook you long time. Have brats or sausages around to nibble.

jm

February 13th, 2012
2:08 pm

Capitalism is fighting back against Obama

Awesome :)

Paul

February 13th, 2012
2:09 pm

Mick

“WE ARE NOT GREECE,”

Ever been to Tarpon Springs?

FeralFemme

Please…. think…. “FLDS” is “Fundamental Latter Day Saint.” Not “Latter day Saint” or, more commonly, “Mormon.”

It’s like saying “Republican IRA” is the same as “Republican” because they both have “Republican” in the title.

Are you so eager to believe ill of others you’ll accept anything you read?

JOE Cool-Republicans Call Him MESSIAH, I Just Call Him Mr. President

February 13th, 2012
2:09 pm

“Capitalism is fighting back against Obama” translation= the economy is doing better

Paul

February 13th, 2012
2:11 pm

Jay says

“Do you really think that conservatives have left in droves because they couldn’t match the level of debate?”

Either they couldn’t carry on a rational argument and left, or they saw the light, stayed here and went over to the Dark Side.

Geo

February 13th, 2012
2:13 pm

Define Marxism? Try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxism

You can find your similarities as you see fit because they are there.

Fred

February 13th, 2012
2:14 pm

Jay says to tell the truth (only as he sees it)

February 13th, 2012
2:05 pm

Fred

Look around at the blog. Do you really think that conservatives have left in droves because they couldn’t match the level of debate?
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I certainly do. I have not seen evidence to the contrary. When asked to provide proof of the stupid recycled talk radio crap they post, the idiots shuck and dodge. They can’t post “proof” because they are doing nothing but parroting the lies from their radio talkshow host gods.

I’ve said it many times here now, it scares the HELL out of me when the left is more sane than the right. And right now they are. You think I WANT Nancy Pelosi back in charge? Hell no, but she’s better than the current party of no who have no ideas, no way to move the Country and no desire to do anything but say no.

you Republicans THINK you are gaining support from us Independents but you are sadly mistaken. You have nutcased us out of the equation. I don’t want a part of your theocratic baptist world. I don’t want a part of your worship of the 1 percent as they ship jobs over seas and urinate on the middle and lower class. I happen to BE middle class. Don’t piss on my back and call it rain.

I’m sorry “Mystery Meat” (why you have to use a different name I don’t know but it’s indicative of your kind), but you aren’t the “smart” one. I don’t like the lefties, but they don’t scare the hell out of me like you wingers do.

sheepdawg

February 13th, 2012
2:14 pm

sanitorium is crazier that that wild eyed bitch that dropped out earlier

Jay

February 13th, 2012
2:15 pm

Sees It, total traffic on the site continues to grow at a considerable pace, especially for a blog that has been around for a while now. And if conservatives are posting less often here, it may be because they’ve grown a little discouraged.

Even Rasmussen has Obama beating Romney by six points at this moment in the race. Rasmussen also tells us that 52 percent of likely voters believe that the GOP agenda in Congress is “extreme.”

Fifty-two percent.

In Rasmussen.