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First pre-Super Tuesday robo-call arrives in Georgia, courtesy of Rick Santorum
http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-atlanta/first-pre-super-tuesday-robo-call-arrives-georgia-courtesy-of-rick-santorum ^ | March 4, 2012 | Ewa Kochanska, Atlanta Political Buzz Examiner

Posted on 03/05/2012 2:29:08 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Ahead of the Super Tuesday primary contest in Georgia, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum released a first robo-call in the Peach State attacking rival former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

“Two-thirds of Governor Romney’s contributions come from people who give the maximum amount. Two-thirds of my donations come from people who give under $100. My campaign doesn’t have the money that the Romney campaign does. We have something else that Mitt Romney will never have. That’s the support of hard-working families, a conservative track record, and a vision to change this country.

“You see, while Governor Romney was writing personal checks, funding Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America, I was writing the law ending partial-birth abortions. Governor Romney was creating his new big-government entitlement program called Romneycare, I was successfully ending an entitlement program called welfare, sending millions from welfare to work. And while Governor Romney supported the outrageous, taxpayer-funded Wall Street bail-out, I was disapproving bail-outs and fighting for a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. The choice on Tuesday couldn’t be more clear.”

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gagopprimary; plannedparenthood; sourcetitlenoturl; supertuesday
Political Insider: Robo-call war begins: Rick Santorum says Mitt Romney wrote ‘personal checks, funding Planned Parenthood’.........."My AJC colleague Daniel Malloy says this article, originally the work of the Boston Globe [May 10, 2007], is likely the basis for Santorum’s accusation:

"As abortion continues to define the Republican presidential primary, Mitt Romney’s campaign said Wednesday that Romney’s wife, Ann, made a $150 contribution to Planned Parenthood in 1994, the year Romney ran for Senate as a candidate supporting abortion rights.

Romney spokesman Kevin Madden said Ann Romney does not remember whether it was a straight donation to the abortion rights group, which supports abortion rights, or whether she wrote the check as an admission fee for an event.

“Since it was so long ago, Ann has no information of the circumstances,” he said.

Madden confirmed the payment in response to a question from the Globe."

1 posted on 03/05/2012 2:29:25 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Those robo-calls sound like more of a negative thing than positive.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 2:46:01 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Yes.

I wonder how long the recipient stays on the line after Santorum plays the class and abortion cards.

The GOP Primary is being cemented in the voters’ minds thus, “”As abortion continues to define the Republican presidential primary,”....


3 posted on 03/05/2012 2:53:41 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Jonty30
Giving smear master Mitt Romney a taste of his own medicine is a positive thing IMO
4 posted on 03/05/2012 2:54:12 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Times have changed CW—pro-life is in the majority now.

And Obama’s voting for infanticide while in the Illinois legislature provides a fantastic vote getting contrast for Rick Santorum.

A big reason why he has almost three times the delegates as Newt and almost four times The Nut.

It's a two way race between Mitt and Rick.

5 posted on 03/05/2012 3:00:53 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Happy Rain
And Obama’s voting for infanticide while in the Illinois legislature provides a fantastic vote getting contrast for Rick Santorum.

Which was highlighted by Newt (along with Mitt's morning after pill lie); his pushback at Obama and Mitt received a lot of coverage and brought it into the light - placing it squarely on the Constitutional pillar of freedom of religion and reminded (or revealed) the fact that Obama pushed for infanticide (got them thinking about death panels too).

However, the economy needs some attention too in order for the nominee to win delegates for the nomination.

6 posted on 03/05/2012 3:17:05 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Happy Rain

Newt Gingrich is the guy who brought up the infanticide issue, passed partial birth abortion bans twice (vetoed by Clinton) and has a 98-99% pro-life voting record. There’s no daylight between him and Rick on the pro-life issue. Yes they’ve both endorsed pro-choice Republicans at one point or another, but that’s politics.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 3:25:07 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does anyone even listen to robo-calls?


8 posted on 03/05/2012 3:29:32 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Deserved or not neither Mitt nor Newt are generally thought of as “the Christian morals and traditional values” candidate in the way that Rick Santorum is.

Add to this that all three GOP candidates—oh, and The Nut too—have similar plans to correct the economy plus Rick has an outstanding record on national security.

So Rick or Mitt take your pick.

9 posted on 03/05/2012 3:29:56 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Happy Rain

“Deserved or not neither Mitt nor Newt are generally thought of as “the Christian morals and traditional values” candidate in the way that Rick Santorum is.”

But when I think of santorum voting alongside and for union guys, I think of obama and his labor relations czar who was/is a union bigwig.(deserved or not)It feels like a vote for santorun could be another vote for the socialism obama keeps pushing.


10 posted on 03/05/2012 4:23:33 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does anyone do anything other than hang up on these calls or delete them, unlistened-to, from the answering machine?


11 posted on 03/05/2012 4:45:00 AM PST by Tax-chick ("If I want someone without merit, I'll simply vote for the Muslim ferret!" ~Da Coyote)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just the first robocall? You’re lucky. I expect my answering machine to be filled with them by when I get home tonight. I almost changed my message to tell my friends to call my cell phone and set it so it doesn’t record anything.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 4:47:21 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: freeangel

You guys are reaching. Santorum was a Senator in a state that is pro-union. They wanted unions and you wanted Santorum to go against the people of Pennsylvania who wanted this? You guys don’t know a thing about Pennsylvania. Anyway unions are just now becoming a negative. When he voted for unions they were not the hated group of people they are now. Back then they were at least reasonable. Now they changed and became nonsensable and causes problems. Santorum was RIGHT TO VOTE FOR UNIONS at that time. Of course you haters will never recognize that. So carry on and bash away. Your candidate sucks so much racking up so many fourth place finishes that you must bash the main competition. We understand.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 4:50:00 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

Sorry to contradict you. I grew up in Pittsburgh and watched as the unions destroyed the steel industry back in the 60’s. Santorum should have been man enough to speak against what has become a destructive force just as he seems man enough to speak up for the values he says he holds today.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 4:55:31 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No Robo-calls here in Alabama, but in the last 10 days we have recieved SEVEN Mitt Romney mailings and a Ron Paul door hanger. Nothing from Newt or Rick yet.


15 posted on 03/05/2012 4:58:49 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: freeangel

I understand what you are saying and I seriously respect that. But the point is that Pennsylvanians voted down “right to work”. They didn’t want that, at that time. I can’t imagine him going to Washington and voting for something against the wishes of the populous. Obviously not 100 percent of Pennsylvanians wanted this but somehow the majority did.

Today perhaps it would be different. Pennsylvanians knew about the steel industry of the 60’s and the coal industry too on the Eastern portion of the state.

Look regardless of everything, Santorum would be a better President than Obama and Romney. If we are not strategic we are going to end up with Romney. That is scary right there.

Newt should never have taken the entire month of February off. That was not a good tactical move. He basically has not participated in a primary since January 21st. That is a lifetime in politics. Had he participated in some of these states that he arrogantly called “beauty pageants”, he could be the one knocking Romney off, but he made his own choices.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 5:17:16 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

I will vote for either Newt or Santorum when and if the time comes. That doesn’t mean I love either one of them, but ABR for me.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 5:26:10 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Happy Rain

Could not happen to a nicer guy. Mitt Romney getting dished back to him what he dished out earlier. GO RICK!!! Take that guy down a few notches. Come in second if not FIRST in Georgia. Eagles Up!


18 posted on 03/05/2012 5:29:11 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Power up the ROMNEYBOT-ZAPPER. FR is going to need it. These folks will start appearing like maggots)
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To: napscoordinator
You guys are reaching. Santorum was a Senator in a state that is pro-union. They wanted unions and you wanted Santorum to go against the people of Pennsylvania who wanted this? You guys don’t know a thing about Pennsylvania.

UNLIKE Rick and Mitt, Newt Gingrich didn't sit on his laurels complaining about the liberal political landscape of his state. Newt CHANGED the political landscape in GA (as he did in Washington), brought Democrats into the party, rallied people to get involved in politics -- all by pushing conservatism.

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"ATLANTA — It wasn't so long ago that the Republican Party in Georgia was just an afterthought, and Democrats were in firm control of all the levers of state government. Back then, Newt Gingrich and other die-hard GOP stalwarts ventured across the state with the far-fetched message that Republicans could reverse the tide.

Now with commanding majorities in the Statehouse and control of all statewide offices, Gingrich is hoping his vision for how the GOP could overcome decades of Democratic dominance in Georgia will pay dividends. He sorely needs a victory when his home state votes Tuesday, along with a big chunk of its 76 delegates, to prove his stumbling presidential bid has staying power.

Many Republican figures in Georgia still credit him with championing conservative policies, outlining a framework for what a GOP majority in the state could accomplish and broadcasting talking points to a generation of up-and-coming conservative leaders. He's also applauded for lobbying conservative Democrats, like then-Rep. Nathan Deal, to switch parties.

"Everyone else was trying to lose as slowly as possible, and to die with dignity at the Alamo. He was talking confidently that the Republican majority in Georgia, in the South and nationally was right around the corner," said Ralph Reed, a veteran Georgia GOP operative who founded the national Faith and Freedom Coalition. "On the one hand it was crazy, but on the other it was just the most exciting thing you've ever heard.".....................In Ga., Gingrich helped build conservative base

19 posted on 03/05/2012 6:42:08 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Newt Gingrich didn't sit on his laurels complaining about the liberal political landscape of his state.

Oh please. Newt didn't even win the state only a small district that was overwhelmingly Republican. What are you talking about? Newt never had to run a campaign which is why to date he still has only won one state. Tomorrow will be 2 states out of 23 states. Almost 1/2 the states in America have said no to Newt.

20 posted on 03/05/2012 6:47:35 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator
What are you talking about?

I refer you to my previously documented post to you (#19).

21 posted on 03/05/2012 7:01:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
DO my eyes deceive me? Is this actually a thread attacking Rick Santorum and defending Mitt ROmney against a truthful robo-Call?

BTW, the article is apparently false.

Gingrich Robo-Call Labels Santorum "Union Bosses Pal"

But maybe you meant this is the first Robocall that attacks Mitt Romney. Although again, I don't know why you, as a Newt supporter, are upset about Santorum attacking Romney.

I remember a time when we wanted to stop Mitt Romney.

Too bad Gingrich's Robocall doesn't attack Mitt Romney. Or maybe that's part of the master plan?

22 posted on 03/05/2012 10:14:14 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: KarlInOhio

Gingrich has already been running a Robocall in Georgia attacking Santorum, so it’s not the first. Although it might be the first to attack Mitt Romney.


23 posted on 03/05/2012 10:15:36 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: freeangel
Rick represented a union state at the time—or is PA a commonwealth, I forget. If he was openly “right to work” he would have been instantly destroyed and nobody would ever have heard of him—so he had to keep those opinions to himself so as to get the power to do other conservative things.
If a bill comes before you and you like 90% of it yet that 10% is pretty bad...

...oh well, what happens when you want to vote for a humongous pay increase for the military but on the same legislation a few dollars goes to Planned Parenthood and it's a take it or leave it proposition—of course the pay increase for our uniform heroes is gonna be ignored—let them go on welfare—by the Left and RINOs because PP got a pittance so Rick is a baby killer and that's all there is to it!

24 posted on 03/05/2012 2:16:08 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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