To: shhrubbery!; Fred
Wow great defense, now we know why Santorum lost by 18 points in his 2006 election, even the corrupt state of PA could not tolerate this crap. Um, no, this is not "why Santorum lost by 18 points in his 2006 election." 2006 was a terrible year for the GOP. Think back, if you can. It was the year of Rep Mark Foley -remember? The "gay" Republican who was sending racy emails to former pages. The Dims, esp Nancy Pelosi, went into full hue and cry mode over the Foley scandal (never mind they the Dims had much worse culprits in Gary Studds, Bawney Fwank, Teddy Kennedy etc). The 2006 elections were a Dim tsunami that wiped out many Republicans. In Santorum's case, his plight was worsened by the Dims' clever pick of the allegedly "pro-life" Bob Casey Jr, son of a very popular former governor, to run against him.
* In 2006 Schumer and Emanuel engineered the House and Senate Takeover.
* Schumer noted in an interview, that they went from PA west and picked off districts all the way to IL ( and beyond)
* I found a map on the web (Wish I kept it), of these districts by religion.
* Many they picked off, the highest percentage were Catholic.
* Many were probably tired of "Bushes Wars" etc....
But, now this could all be turned around and why they want to destroy Santorum.
However, the worm as turned, and my guess these Catholics have left Obama, Santorum would be just the guy to bring them back in the fold and absolutely decimate the Dems in the House and Senate. If my theory is correct, deep within the bowels of the DNC they are sh!++!ng their pants over this...
posted on 01/04/2012 3:54:11 PM PST
(( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
Good post - you are probably right. Lol.
posted on 01/04/2012 3:58:13 PM PST
(Our government has become Hal in "2001 A Space Odyssey")
Agree, I think Santorum could have great appeal for working class Catholics in exactly those areas you mentioned.
Santorum might even be able to re-assemble some elements of the winning "Reagan coalition" that included conservative Democrats.
However I thought I heard last night (during the Iowa caucuses reporting) that Romney, of all people, was winning some strongly Catholic districts in Iowa. Strange, if true.
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