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Rick Santorum for President campaign stops in Missouri and Illinois - Saturday 17th & Monday 19th
Rick Santorum for President 2012 ^ | March 16, 2012 | Steelers6

Posted on 03/16/2012 8:46:11 PM PDT by Steelers6

Saturday, March 17:

8:00am CST: Senator Santorum will meet and greet voters in St. Louis, MO.

Location: Westminster Christian Academy 800 Maryvill Centre Drive St. Louis, MO 63017

9:15am CST: Senator Santorum will meet and greet voters in Wildwood, MO.

Location: Schnucks Wildwood Crossing Community Room 16580 Manchester Road Wildwood, MO 63040

10:20am CST: Senator Santorum will speak in Ballwin, MO.

Location: Ballwin Police Station 300 Park Drive Ballwin, MO 63011

11:30am CST: Senator Santorum will speak in Hazelwood, MO.

Location: Prairie Commons Library Auditorium 915 Utz Lane Hazelwood, MO 63042

2:00pm CST: Senator Santorum will hold a Rally for Rick in Effingham, IL.

Location: John Boos & Company 3601 S. Banker Street Effingham, IL 62401

4:00 PM The "Rick Bus" supporting Santorum campaign will be in Champaign, IL at West Side Park

5:00pm CST: Senator Santorum will hold a Rally for Rick in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Location: Mt. Vernon Airport 100 Aviation Drive Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

7:30pm CST: Senator Santorum will hold a Rally for Rick in Herrin, IL.

Location: Herrin High School 700 N. 10th Street Herrin, IL 62048

Monday, March 19:

9:00am CST: Senator Santorum will hold a Rally for Rick in Rockford, IL.

Location: Venetian Club 2180 Elmwood Road Rockford, IL 61103

12:00pm CST: Senator Santorum will hold a Rally for Rick in Dixon, IL.

Location: Reagan Statue Dixon Waterfront Dixon, IL

3:00pm CST: Senator Santorum will hold a Rally for Rick in Moline, IL.

Location: Moline Club 513 16th Street Moline, IL 61265

7:30pm CST: Senator Santorum will hold a Rally for Rick in Peoria, IL.

Location: Davis Bros Restaurant 2402 East Washington Street East Peoria, IL 61611


TOPICS: US: Illinois; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: monday; santorum; saturday; schedule
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Plenty of places to see Rick Santorum this weekend. Caucuses in Missouri on Saturday and Primary in Illinois on Tuesday, should be 80+ degrees thru Tuesday.
1 posted on 03/16/2012 8:46:26 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

LOL!

“.....Santorum campaign STOPS in MO and IL”

Stops.

That’s about right.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 8:50:26 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RitaOK

This is Breaking News.
Go, Ricky! Go, Ricky! (away) that would be....


3 posted on 03/16/2012 8:54:10 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Sorry, that was for the original poster.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 8:54:51 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

5 posted on 03/16/2012 8:58:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: RitaOK; Christie at the beach

When are you two going to realize how stupid you look pushing a candidate whose candidacy is OVER? It seems like you and the other Santorum hate mongers on this site are the last to figure it out..along with Newt himself.

Your “Go Newt” cheers are sounding really old and boring.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 9:04:37 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Steelers6

His campaign managers are doing a great job on the scheduling. Actually, they are just doing a great job all around.
GO RICK!


7 posted on 03/16/2012 9:06:11 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mountain Mary

unfortunately “the boss” decided to encourage them. Apparentally the goal of stopping Mitt Romney has become subservient to the goal of protecting Newt Gingrich and his supporters’ ego

Is Newt Gingrich helping or hurting Mitt Romney?

Friday, March 16, 2012 12:54:04 AM · 52 of 108
Jim Robinson to Keyes2000mt

My analysis says Newt is the best man for the job. All others should bow out!!

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Is Newt Gingrich helping or hurting Mitt Romney?

Friday, March 16, 2012 12:52:40 AM · 51 of 108
Jim Robinson to Keyes2000mt

Go, Newt!!

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8 posted on 03/16/2012 9:08:34 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp

“Apparentally the goal of stopping Mitt Romney has become subservient to the goal of protecting Newt Gingrich and his supporters’ egos.”

I’ve noticed.


10 posted on 03/16/2012 9:13:18 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Steelers6

SDS (Santorum Derangement Syndrome) didn’t take long to show up, did it?


11 posted on 03/16/2012 9:14:32 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

“When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will” - Abraham Lincoln.

Made famous from the Pollyanna movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iXiJF1igEU


12 posted on 03/16/2012 9:17:13 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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Donald Trump ‘On the Record’ March 16.
Donald Trump: “Obama is an economic ignoramus,” as is “Santorum, who can’t get the votes. can’t win no matter what...” more http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/video/donald-trump-on-the-record-22/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogs%2FGretawire+(Internal+-+Gretawire+-+Blog)


13 posted on 03/16/2012 9:17:36 PM PDT by anglian
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To: Mountain Mary

I for one, have no “hatred” (to use your equally tiresome term) for Rick the frat brat. No hatred. Nada. Disdain? Yes, but only because his record is chocked full of reasons for my disdain.

Hatred, no.

It’s just that now that there are so few Newt threads and we like to follow the race, we are left only with Rick threads to munch on, as a last resort for any good primary race addict.

What’s a girl to do for news on the non-Romney candidates, now that it is said to be only Rickster?

I too hate the term, “GO ANYBODY”. It’s too adolescent for the times. I have never used it. That should endear me a little towards reprieve. How about it?


14 posted on 03/16/2012 9:18:44 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RitaOK

Illinois voting info, check your registration, precinct. http://www.ricksantorum.com/state/Illinois


15 posted on 03/16/2012 9:20:44 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: RitaOK

Illinois voting info, check your registration, precinct. http://www.ricksantorum.com/state/Illinois


16 posted on 03/16/2012 9:21:04 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

Why would I want to do that?

The only thing to be checking is how long NEWT can hold on to his Romney delegates FOR the frat brat to let the frat brat gain some elusive traction alone.

Rickster asked for it and now he’s got it. smirk.

Just say, “thank you, Newt”.


17 posted on 03/16/2012 9:24:07 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Someone on another thread made the comment to watch your blogs because romney supporters, are going into sites and calling themselves Newt supporters, then smearing Rick. Why would Newt supporters want to anger RIck supporters? So they jump to Romney???

I know I will NEVER vote romney.


18 posted on 03/16/2012 9:26:24 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: RitaOK

Someone on another thread made the comment to watch your blogs because romney supporters, are going into sites and calling themselves Newt supporters, then smearing Rick. Why would Newt supporters want to anger RIck supporters? So they jump to Romney???

I know I will NEVER vote romney.


19 posted on 03/16/2012 9:28:09 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Do I know you. Think not. Nice to meet you. You cannot take away my right to speak.. You cannot control my thoughts...Go, Newt!
20 posted on 03/16/2012 9:46:17 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Steelers6

I saw Rick give a speech tonight in Arlington Heights, IL. Very good turnout with over 1000 people; full venue, lots of families. Rick talked for about 45 minutes, and I would say he appears much better in person. If Rick can pull off a victory in Illinois, Mitt is done. I’ve been a Newt supporter, but the longer the campaign goes on, the better I think Santorum has done. I’ll vote for Santo on Tuesday, since the polls in Illinois show him close to Romney, and since Newt is consistently pulling 15% in Illinois.


21 posted on 03/16/2012 10:05:41 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Christie at the beach

Is Newt Gingrich liberal?  You better believe it.  In fact, he has a long record of standing for just about everything that the Tea Party is supposed to be against.  Newt Gingrich has long supported an individual mandate for health care, he supported the Wall Street bailouts, he supported the funding of Planned Parenthood, he did a global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi and he has made tens of millions of dollars lobbying for liberal causes.  In addition, he has a personal life which will make him unelectable when put up against Barack Obama in a general election.  So what in the world are Republicans thinking?  This is not the guy to hitch our wagon to.  Are Republicans really going to nominate a guy who co-sponsored 418 bills with Nancy Pelosi?  Newt Gingrich is so liberal that someone needs to tell him that he is in the wrong political party.  Newt Gingrich is not just a RINO (”Republican In Name Only”).  He is a progressive socialist and a consummate Washington insider.  He represents everything that the Tea Party is supposed to be fighting to get out of Washington.

If you plan on voting for Newt Gingrich, please read the rest of the information below first. 

The following are 10 reasons why Newt Gingrich is liberal....

#1 Newt Gingrich was promoting the principles of Obamacare before Obamacare was even invented.  Republicans are supposed to be against Obamacare, and yet a huge percentage of them are supporting a candidate that was pushing an individual mandate way before Obamacare was ever even invented.
In June 2007, Gingrich made the following statement....
“Personal responsibility extends to the purchase of health insurance. Citizens should not be able to cheat their neighbors by not buying insurance, particularly when they can afford it, and expect others to pay for their care when they need it.”
That doesn’t sound very conservative.

Gingrich says that he will repeal Obamacare, but back in 2008 Gingrich wrote a book entitled “Real Change” in which he endorsed an individual health care mandate.

So should we believe what Gingrich is saying now or should we believe what he has been saying for nearly 20 years?

#2 Before he was running for president, he was running around the country with Al Sharpton promoting the socialist education policies of the Obama administration.

#3 Back in 2008 Gingrich actually did a television commercial with Nancy Pelosi in which he declared that “our country must take action to address climate change”.

#4 Not only that, Gingrich also has promoted the idea of a “cap and trade” carbon trading scheme.  Back in 2007, Gingrich said the following....
“I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that there’s a package there that’s very, very good. And frankly, it’s something I would strongly support.”
#5 While he was in Congress, Newt Gingrich co-sponsored 418 bills with Nancy Pelosi.  

#6 As we have seen during the recent debates, Gingrich openly supports amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.

#7 In 2008 Newt Gingrich declared that he would have voted for the TARP bailout if he was still a member of Congress.

#8 While Newt Gingrich was the Speaker of the House the amount of taxes collected by the U.S. government soared from $1.001 trillion to $1.511 trillion.

#9 Newt Gingrich is a big time Washington insider that is often paid huge sums of money for doing next to nothing.  Gingrich has said that he was paid $300,000 for “work” that he did for Freddie Mac, but according to Bloomberg he actually earned somewhere between $1.6 million and $1.8 million between 1999 and 2008.

So what did he do for Freddie Mac?  Gingrich claims that he warned Freddie Mac about the housing bubble, but the report by Bloomberg disputes this....
None of the former Freddie Mac officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said Gingrich raised the issue of the housing bubble or was critical of Freddie Mac’s business model.
It turns out that much of the “work” that Gingrich was expected to do never actually got done....
Former Freddie Mac officials familiar with his work in 2006 say Gingrich was asked to build bridges to Capitol Hill Republicans and develop an argument on behalf of the company’s public-private structure that would resonate with conservatives seeking to dismantle it.

He was expected to provide written material that could be circulated among free-market conservatives in Congress and in outside organizations, said two former company executives familiar with Gingrich’s role at the firm. He didn’t produce a white paper or any other document the firm could use on its behalf, they said.
#10 The Republican Party is supposed to be the party of “moral values”, but they are getting ready to send someone to the White House that has a track record that would make Bill Clinton blush.

The following is how a recent Business Insider article described the “skeletons in the closet” from his personal life....
Newt’s personal baggage is either weird or scary. He married his high-school geometry teacher. He cheated on her and divorced her while she had cancer. So he married Marianne Ginther six months later. But that wasn’t to last.

Gingrich conducted a tawdry affair behind her back with one of his staffers while making political hay out of Clinton’s affair with a White House intern. He then divorced Marianne and married the staffer. 
How in the world can Republicans be supporting this guy?

For more on the personal life of Newt Gingrich, please check out this video.

We desperately need to educate Republicans about this guy while there is still time.

The following is from a recent opinion piece authored by U.S. Senator Rand Paul for The Des Moines Register....

Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich supported the outrageous $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, bailouts — “one of the most unpopular government programs in American history,” even according to President Obama’s own Treasury Department.

Both Romney and Gingrich have been outspoken and unapologetic supporters of the individual mandate. This is the heart and soul of ObamaCare.

Since the tea party started as a reaction to Republicans who voted for TARP, and was strengthened into a national political force during the fight over ObamaCare, I believe this disqualifies both Romney and Gingrich from tea party support.

But Paul was not finished there.  He went on to list many more reasons why Gingrich is not qualified to lead the Republican Party....

Gingrich began his career as a Rockefeller Republican from the liberal wing of the party. And though he has often spoken and occasionally acted like he left that wing, it is clear from his flip-flops and multiple “apologies” that his heart is still there.

His record features “highlights” such as global warming commercials with Nancy Pelosi, support for cap-and-trade, funding Planned Parenthood, and, recently, announcing that life does not begin at conception.

Not only that, but Gingrich took money as a Freddie Mac lobbyist — one of the well-known government-backed agencies that served as a root cause of the financial meltdown of 2008.

While one candidate in the race, my father, Rep. Ron Paul, was publicly warning about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the crisis they were helping to create, Gingrich was earning millions to not only endorse but also promote the status quo.

One group of Gingrich’s also took in nearly $40 million promoting big-government ideas, such as the individual mandate.

His lobbying and promotion of the housing crisis and the health care mandate have helped to make him a wealthy man, but they have also put him outside the conservative mainstream on most issues.

In conclusion, Paul claimed that Gingrich is not even a conservative....

So I will conclude by saying two things: Gingrich is not from the tea party. He is not even a conservative.

He is part of the Washington establishment I was sent to fight. He has been wrong on many of the major issues of the day, and he has taken money from those who helped cause the housing crisis and create millions of foreclosures.

Rand Paul is right - the reality is that Newt Gingrich is a rabid liberal and no Republican should ever cast a single vote for him.

For much more on why you should not vote for Newt Gingrich, please watch the short video posted below....


22 posted on 03/16/2012 10:10:59 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances

My goodness.

No, thank you, Linda.


23 posted on 03/16/2012 10:14:39 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Linda Frances

Why would Newt supporters want to anger RIck supporters?
***to try to get us booted from FR.


24 posted on 03/16/2012 10:15:44 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Linda Frances
Hey Linda, Newt as Speaker of the House, (the peoples house) did NOT impede nor prevent the IMPEACHMENT of that old gutter snipe bjClinton.

BUT for the record if that might really interest you, ‘team player’ Rick the pious Santorum second in command of the Republican Senate helped Trent Lott PREVENT a literal trial in the Senate. AND Ricky the pious helped keep a lying liberal in the office of president. Some how playing for the team is more important to him than upholding his oath of office.

In the event you need a reference, Judge Rogan, a House Manager wrote a book about his experience, (he kept a ‘diary’). The book was released May 2011.

25 posted on 03/16/2012 10:21:19 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Greetings Mountian Mary:

Suffered through the 99% Myth and 1% RuPaul tag-team bash of Santorum in Ohio; dejavue at my folks place in suburban Chicago this week. Only thing worse: the FreeRepublic trolls using copy-paste Myth talking points to bash Santorum in the name of supporting Newt.

I believe it’s Myth’s strategy to splinter the Gingrich and Santorum supporters.

Cheers,
OLA


26 posted on 03/16/2012 10:21:40 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Christie at the beach

My point of posting that (I did not even read it all) is to point out that Newt and Rick both have things they regret doing. We also know sites where we can pick up trash and throw it back. Some Newt supporters have such hatred of Rick that if we post good news for Rick, they go from thread to thread only to trash Rick. They, like romney and the gop, expect us to support their candidate after attacking ours with such hatred. (and a few have a lot of hate for Rick and his supporters) They want us to turn our backs on our values and our beliefs and go with them. Every person has their reasons to support their candidate, and no one should bully people into changing theirs.


27 posted on 03/16/2012 10:25:38 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Just mythoughts

My point of posting that (I did not even read it all) is to point out that Newt and Rick both have things they regret doing. We also know sites where we can pick up trash and throw it back. Some Newt supporters have such hatred of Rick that if we post good news for Rick, they go from thread to thread only to trash Rick. They, like romney and the gop, expect us to support their candidate after attacking ours with such hatred. (and a few have a lot of hate for Rick and his supporters) They want us to turn our backs on our values and our beliefs and go with them. Every person has their reasons to support their candidate, and no one should bully people into changing theirs.


28 posted on 03/16/2012 10:26:29 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances

Don’t forget DeeDee Scozfava (sp?)! He supported her rather than the conservative and basically told the conservatives to shut up and fall in line, and then she went and endorsed the Democrat.


29 posted on 03/16/2012 10:27:01 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Linda Frances
Wellll did you read what you just posted? I responded to your trashing bashing of Newt. Now in my life time it was Newt and his ‘contract with America’ that freed the peoples house from the liberals rule. For that deed alone I will always be indebted to him.

Furthermore, there is a decent humility within Newt that is totally missing within the other three remaining candidates. It is hypocritical to point out Newts ‘sins’ and then white wash over the pious Rick Santorum as if he walks on water.

30 posted on 03/16/2012 10:31:42 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Just mythoughts; Christie at the beach; Linda Frances

Cease fire! Cease fire! Cease fire! Friendly fire isn’t.

Just in case anyone cares to notice: conservative candidates are human. Newt and Rick both made their share of mistakes.

Bottom line: both Newt and Rick hold impressive, but less than perfect conservative voting records.


31 posted on 03/16/2012 10:32:46 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Kevmo

Why would Newt supporters want to anger Rick supporters?

1. because they are just angry mean people
2. because some are really romney fans, not Newt fans, trying to divide Rick and Newt supporters. They know if Rick and Newt got together they are so powerful, romney can’t beat them.
3. because they want us to forgive Newt, but they don’t want to forgive Rick. Newt’s adultary was more recent than Rick’s votes in the 80s & early 90s.


32 posted on 03/16/2012 10:32:55 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Just mythoughts

Here’s my answer again.

My point of posting that (I did not even read it all) is to point out that Newt and Rick both have things they regret doing. We also know sites where we can pick up trash and throw it back. Some Newt supporters have such hatred of Rick that if we post good news for Rick, they go from thread to thread only to trash Rick. They, like romney and the gop, expect us to support their candidate after attacking ours with such hatred. (and a few have a lot of hate for Rick and his supporters) They want us to turn our backs on our values and our beliefs and go with them. Every person has their reasons to support their candidate, and no one should bully people into changing theirs.


33 posted on 03/16/2012 10:35:26 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances
Here’s my answer again. My point of posting that (I did not even read it all) is to point out that Newt and Rick both have things they regret doing. We also know sites where we can pick up trash and throw it back. Some Newt supporters have such hatred of Rick that if we post good news for Rick, they go from thread to thread only to trash Rick. They, like romney and the gop, expect us to support their candidate after attacking ours with such hatred. (and a few have a lot of hate for Rick and his supporters) They want us to turn our backs on our values and our beliefs and go with them. Every person has their reasons to support their candidate, and no one should bully people into changing theirs.

Pious Ricky is NOT named once in your post 22. It was trash and bash and accuse Newt of being the 'devil'. Maybe you should read first what you post instead of posting and then claiming, well I did not even read what I posted.

Rick is a 'social justice' LIBERAL running on fixing the morality of this nation. But he has NO problem when it works for the team redistributing other peoples wealth.

34 posted on 03/16/2012 10:41:06 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Linda Frances
Whoa— some of the Rick supporters are plain weird.

Seriously...

35 posted on 03/16/2012 10:47:37 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Just mythoughts
Somehow Rick Santorum is a 'social justice' LIBERAL despite a lifetime voting record equal to that of Newt Gingrich?

Don't copy-paste the 420 talking points in the tread, just provide us with a link to your source.

36 posted on 03/16/2012 10:54:01 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Just mythoughts
Just mythoughts,

People like to come into the threads that talk about what is happening with their candidates. 9 times out of 10, some Newt supporters come in ONLY to trash Rick. There are a lot of pro Newt threads, but some people come in to Rick's only to start trouble. I have always said i am a Rick supporter but will vote for Newt if Rick gets out. I have been called names like you would not believe because I won't stop supporting Rick and go with theirs. I know obama hasn't made it a communist state yet, so I should be able to support the candidate of my choice.

I posted that thread only to get rid of the Rick haters. As I said I did not read it. I only used it as a piece of trash to throw back at someone who's been going from thread to thread trashing Rick, they were in the thread I had just left. The last 2 days, the attacks have been bad, so I decided not to be quiet anymore. Sorry if I offended you, it was for someone else. I like Newt, I just don't like some of Newt supporter tactics.

37 posted on 03/16/2012 11:00:24 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Steelers6

Thanks for the Post Steelers6. Glad to see Rick is working MO up until the caucusing starts. BTW, the time is not CST now, it’s CDT. Just sayin’ .


38 posted on 03/17/2012 4:41:13 AM PDT by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy; It's gotta be Newt or Rick, and it's not looking good for Newt.)
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To: Steelers6

BTTT!


39 posted on 03/17/2012 4:43:25 AM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Linda Frances

Thank you. So far I have not noticed that. Nobody is cool with any thing Romney. He does depress turn out among those with bananas for brains though.


40 posted on 03/17/2012 5:47:24 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Steelers6; All
Here's my own article on today's caucuses. It may answer some questions some have had about the February primary and March caucuses.

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Pulaski Republicans caucus at 10 am today for presidential candidates
By: Darrell Todd Maurina
Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 6:46 am

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (March 17, 2012) — When Pulaski County voters went to the polls in February, they voted by large margins for former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and helped give his campaign a badly needed boost when every county in Missouri also chose for Santorum. However, that race didn’t actually allocate any delegates to Santorum and Republican caucus-goers in each of the state’s counties will decide soon whether to bind their delegates to the primary election result or start the selection process again.

For Pulaski County, the caucus will be held at 10 a.m. in the old Waynesville Middle School behind Eircil’s Jewelry in downtown Waynesville; the school building was recently sold to the county by the school district. Democrats will hold their caucus on March 29 in what is expected to be an easy re-nomination race for President Barack Obama.

Santorum’s Feb. 7 victory margin of 62 percent in Pulaski County was even higher than his statewide Missouri victory margin of 55.2 percent. Santorum won every one of Missouri's counties; a statewide county-by-county report can be found at this link: http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrmaps/20120207/county_map.asp?party=rep

While Santorum won in Missouri, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich wasn’t on the February ballot. Gingrich as well as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are contesting the caucus vote and it’s by no means clear who will win Saturday. Texas Rep. Ron Paul is also a candidate.

The dual vote stems from a dispute between Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and the Republican-controlled state legislature. Legislators tried to move or eliminate the primary because according to Republican Party national rules, the state would have lost half of its delegates if the primary had been held on the planned February date. Republican national rules say only certain specified states are allowed to hold early primaries; others are penalized with a reduction in delegates if they hold their primary too early. Nixon, however, is an opponent of the party-run caucus system, which tends to attract party activists rather than the broader voter base of a primary election, and vetoed a bill to eliminate Missouri’s primary. Republican officials then went ahead and decided to hold county caucuses to avoid incurring the delegate penalty.

Today’s Missouri caucuses are the first step in a process that will select Missouri’s 52 delegates to the Republican National Convention. A presidential candidate needs 1,144 votes to win outright; if no candidate has that many on the first ballot, the convention delegates themselves will select the Republican Party nominee, though neither national party has had a brokered convention for a half-century.

Delegates selected today at the county level move on to a congressional district caucus on April 21, followed by the state convention on June 2.

Caucus-goers at the county level have the option of binding their delegates to vote in accord with the choice of voters in the Pulaski County primary, but do not have to do so. If the delegates aren’t bound, they can choose any candidate they wish at the district and state levels. For the Democratic Party, since Obama won more than 80 percent of the state’s primary voters, the role of the Democratic caucuses will merely be to choose the names of the delegates, all of whom must be pledged to vote for Obama.

Since Missouri has no political party registration system, to participate in today’s Republican caucus, people must be registered voters and declare that they are Republicans.

Pulaski County Republicans have published an eight-point set of caucus rules, as follows:

1. The Chairman shall appoint a credentials committee who shall meet and verify the credentials of the registered voters of Pulaski County who are Republicans present and qualified to participate in this caucus.
2. The Chairman shall appoint a rules committee who shall meet and prepare the rules of organization for the caucus in accordance with the call from the Missouri Republican Party.
3. The Chairman shall appoint a platform-resolutions committee who shall meet and prepare a report of all resolutions and platform suggestions that caucus delegates desire to have presented.
4. The Chairman shall appoint a nominating committee who shall meet and make such nominations as they deem advisable. Thereafter the floor shall be open to further nominations.
5. All speeches form the floor of the caucus on any questions, nominations, or candidate shall be limited to no more than two (2) minutes. Debate on any proposition shall be limited to eight (8) minutes, divided equally between proponents and opponents of the proposition.
6. The Chairman of the delegation shall select from the alternates an alternate to replace each delegate who cannot attend the Convention to which he has been elected.
7. Roberts Rule of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern the Caucus unless they are in conflict with the rules of the Republican National Convention, The Missouri Republican State Convention, the Call of the Missouri Republican State Committee or the Republican National Committee. All decisions by the parliamentarian are final.
8. The Chairman, prior to the Caucus, shall restrict access to certain Caucus areas. No other persons except Central committee Members, Convention Delegates, Alternates, News media with approved credentials, Officer and pages of the Caucus shall be admitted to this area.

41 posted on 03/17/2012 6:35:13 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Steelers6
With a schedule like this, who could ever begrudge him a few moments to nap in the sun!!!!God bless him, and I hope he can grab a few more moments to nap in the sunshine.

However RomneyBot Drudge meant that picture.... it simply shows a very tired dad grabbing a nap-(& placeholding the lounge chair next to him, prob. for his wife or daughters) while his son gets a swim in.

It's really a charming picture....

..we all can relate to 'family time' ....he looks like 'everyman'

Santorum has been going 24/7 since the day he announced his candidacy months and months ago.

I think he's only had 5 or 6 days off.

42 posted on 03/17/2012 6:38:33 AM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: RitaOK

Reprieve granted. :-)


43 posted on 03/17/2012 6:38:53 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: darrellmaurina

How exactly did they pick the delegates. I filled out the paperwork; having to take a pledge. I know every state is different. I’ve done volunteer work for the local RNC. I’ve looked and looked and it’s so vague. I’m in Nebraska.


44 posted on 03/17/2012 7:06:09 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Just mythoughts
I wanted to tell you again I am really sorry that I offended you last night. I let my anger get out of control and reacted badly. I do like Newt, and will vote for him if Rick does not get in. Rick is saying what I want to hear. I have 6 grandkids that I am really concerned about. The media, national and local, has not been reporting, or reports after the fact, things that families need to know. I'm scared for my grandkids and I am looking for someone to stand up to those who say kids should learn about sex, homosexuality, .... starting in kindergarten. Ever watch Sesame Street? They put people like Rosie Odonnell, Whoopie Goldberg, Ellen.... for our kids to see. Why gays, why big leftist? Why not any conservatives? I think it's obvious.

This week our legislators voted a gay discrimination law in. Omaha, where Bush won by almost or at 70%. About a month ago, Obama sent in a team of lawyers, liberal activist, ...to prepare for the election. While they were here, they somehow got this passed. This law is being pushed all over the country in conservative areas. You can bet that within a few years, people are going to be targeted for not hiring gays. Christian and Catholic schools, churches....boy scouts again. They are working hard while obama is in to take control of local and national laws, through judges and weak kneed politicians. (I'll bet they had dirt on the one who voted yes with the liberal)

Anyway, again, I'm sorry. I just want people to understand there are other issues that are important than the economy. I think if Rick could tell what is going on there would be more parents and grandparents concerned about this. My grandkids hearts and minds are priceless to me. In fact I think Newt & Rick would kick Obamas butt. The intelligent attack dog and the heart and soul man.

45 posted on 03/17/2012 8:05:00 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Steelers6

Santorum will be in Bossier City and Shreveport, LA, Sunday morning to speak at two large Baptist churches, First Baptist Bossier and Calvary Baptist Shreveport. He will need a majority in north Louisiana to offset the New Orleans suburbs.


46 posted on 03/17/2012 12:37:27 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens. I'm pretty sure the people will again let us down.)
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To: Linda Frances; All
44 posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 9:06:09 AM by Linda Frances: “How exactly did they pick the delegates. I filled out the paperwork; having to take a pledge. I know every state is different. I’ve done volunteer work for the local RNC. I’ve looked and looked and it’s so vague. I’m in Nebraska.”

Every county can handle it differently on how the delegates are selected.

In our county, we had four slates of delegates presented. The top vote-getter of the four slates is going to the district and state conventions, and that slate has six Romney supporters, five Santorum supporters, and three undeclared (of whom at least two are likely Santorum supporters). The Ron Paul supporters walked out when they had no delegates selected on the winning slate; Gingrich also had no delegates selected.

Live blog of the Pulaski County GOP caucus is here: https://www.facebook.com/darrellmaurina#!/darrellmaurina/posts/3187126870615

47 posted on 03/17/2012 1:18:02 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

Thanks so much. Who gets to vote for delegates? Is it open to the public? or is it the party & how do they decide who they want to vote for?


48 posted on 03/17/2012 1:49:39 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Steelers6

I’m out on limb today saying I think Santorum will win in Illinois. I thought the opposite just a few days ago. My ultra liberal sister in Chicago is on FB with her friends talking about how Santorum is their new best friend and they plan on voting for him so Obama can win in a landslide. They just don’t get it. They also agreed that should Santorum win they would all move to Canada. I think a lot of the libs wanted Romney because they thought Obama could beat him and even if he didn’t Romney is still liberal. I think Rick has been pushing all their feminist/abortion loving buttons and they just hate him and want to see him humiliated.


49 posted on 03/17/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Linda Frances

48 posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 3:49:39 PM by Linda Frances: “Thanks so much. Who gets to vote for delegates? Is it open to the public? or is it the party & how do they decide who they want to vote for?”

Missouri has no political party registration system so all that can be done is for people to affirm they are Republicans. Anyone who is a registered voter and says they’re a Republican can come to the caucus and vote as long as they’re in the room by 10 a.m., but in real life only a small number of people show up.

The local caucus can use pretty much any procedure it wants to select delegates to the congressional district and the state convention, as long as it gets a majority vote to do so. The delegates are not bound unless the caucus votes to bind them. That didn’t happen in our county today.


50 posted on 03/17/2012 2:32:16 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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