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Santorum favors female members of Augusta golf club
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/05/santorum-favors-female-members-of-augusta-golf-club/ ^

Posted on 04/06/2012 3:34:42 AM PDT by chessplayer

(CNN) – Rick Santorum went to the tee Thursday evening, weighing in on a golf controversy that earlier attracted the attention of the White House and other GOP presidential hopefuls.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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KEYWORDS: augusta; santorum; santorum4obama; santorum4romney
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Pandering for the female vote just like he was pandering for the black vote about Zimmerman. He won't get either.
1 posted on 04/06/2012 3:34:45 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

The government has no business getting involved in this, and Rick won’t win over the majority of conservatives, by taking this position.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 3:39:32 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Truth is...our national politicians are terrible...all of them...with the possible exception of the principled Ron Paul.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 3:41:11 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: chessplayer

What part of ‘private’ don’t they understand ?

No federal funding

no tax break

no 501c

“private”


4 posted on 04/06/2012 3:42:05 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: chessplayer

The country is goign to hell ina handbasket and we’re focussing ion a bunch of boy golfers.

The more serious the real issues are, the more we get mired in the ridiculous meaningless issues.

Evidently by design.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 3:42:29 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Katie Couric crying about women being banned, also. Are men permitted in the Miss U.S.A. or Miss America contests? Didn’t think so. How exclusionary! How many whites, asians, or hispanics in the Congressional Black Caucus? None. How exclusionary! How about Curves health club? Women only. How about Spa Lady Fitness Center? Oops,,,women only. Lucille Roberts Health Clubs/Gyms? You guessed it. Exclusionary. Couric or obama complaining about The American News WOMEN’S Club? Nope. How about the Association For WOMEN Journalists? Not a peep. How about NewsWOMEN’S Club of New York? You kidding?


6 posted on 04/06/2012 3:42:29 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

So when are Newt and Paul going to weigh in?

These are the choices we have been given by the partyto run against der Fuehrer. All losers


7 posted on 04/06/2012 3:44:46 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: chessplayer

I give conservative women more credit than these panderers do. We don’t need everything to be gender neutral.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 3:46:07 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: chessplayer
Jeez... Santorum is becoming an embarrassment. :(
9 posted on 04/06/2012 3:48:42 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: chessplayer
Santorum at Augusta:

What an incredible Cinderella story, this unknown comes outta no where to lead the pack, at Augusta. He's on his final hole, he's about 455 yards away - he's gonna hit about a two-iron I think. Oh he got all of that one! The crowd is standing on its feet here, the normally reserved Augusta crowd - going wild - for this young Cinderella, he's come outta no where, he's got about 350 yards left, he's gonna hit about a five-iron, don't you think? He's got a beautiful backswing - that's - Oh he got all of that one! He's gotta be pleased with that, the crowd is just on its feet here, uh - He's the Cinderella boy, uh - tears in his eyes I guess as he lines up this last shot, he's got about 195 yards left, he's got about a - its looks like he's got about an eight-iron. This crowd has gone deathly silent, the Cinderella story, outta no where, a former greenskeeper now - about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac - It's in the Hole!

Gunga Galunga

10 posted on 04/06/2012 3:52:10 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: fatnotlazy

So when are Newt and Paul going to weigh in?


They too will jump on the bandwagon. Women are permitted to have all female organizations. Men are not. That’s called equality in America today.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 3:53:26 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

That leaves Newt as the only viable candidate with some testosterone left


12 posted on 04/06/2012 3:55:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: exit82
"The country is goign to hell ina handbasket and we’re focussing ion a bunch of boy golfers."

I agree.

13 posted on 04/06/2012 3:56:20 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: chessplayer

So if women are allowed to join at Augusta, would it require renovations to the golf course itself or are there already ladies tees at every hole?


14 posted on 04/06/2012 3:56:36 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: chessplayer
Santorum favors female members of Augusta golf club

At least he doesn't favor the male members.

15 posted on 04/06/2012 3:58:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Keith Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: chessplayer

I think all of the candidates and alot of the public supports that the women should be in. I think it should be up to the company (maybe I am behind in this whole thing or like seeing different activities for men and women) Me, I am not going to stress over it. The women have been after this for years. I will put my time in other places.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 4:01:54 AM 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: chessplayer

Seeing your list of exclusionary women’s health clubs, I’m reminded of how Rush Limbaugh explains his support for the “women’s movement” and stands behind it...likely firmly behind it. I know I do...


17 posted on 04/06/2012 4:03:53 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: chessplayer
"Are men permitted in the Miss U.S.A. or Miss America contests?"

I thought I saw a thread a few days ago where a "transgendered" (aka, sex deviate) was allowed to enter the Miss Canada contest, or something?

Wearing a dress can get you into a women's locker room now, I think.....

18 posted on 04/06/2012 4:04:39 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I’m for midgets being brought into the Augusta golf club.

I’m also for albinos being brought into the Augusta golf club.

I’m for Muslims being brought into the Augusta golf club.

I’m for Chinese millionaires being brought into the Augusta golf club.

I also think that she-males, Klingons, wooden puppets, imaginary people, ghosts, bigfoot, and leprechauns should be included as well.

However, I’m against membership being offered to Ron Paul, or Hulk Hogan.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 4:08:15 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: chessplayer; Mrs. Don-o

This is my announcement that I am now completely ignoring the campaign for POTUS.

I shall vote against Obama, duh.

That is all.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 4:10:41 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Maybe Santorum should go after the male-only masonic temples? I bet there are quite a few in PA...


21 posted on 04/06/2012 4:13:10 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Voter#537
Thanks—I am surprised you could even read that—must proofread my posts better!
22 posted on 04/06/2012 4:13:47 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: chessplayer

Is this part of Santorums’ re-engineered campaign?


23 posted on 04/06/2012 4:14:13 AM PDT by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: exit82
"Thanks—I am surprised you could even read that—must proofread my posts better!"

I am not from the SPAIL police.
It's early and honestly I didn't even notice the minor mistake until you replied.

24 posted on 04/06/2012 4:17:07 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe he and Romney are mad because they only let men join, and that excludes milquetoast emasculated politicians.

What a great opportunity to affirm the concept of private property. A good window into the potential governing psyche of a presidential candidate.....


25 posted on 04/06/2012 4:22:28 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: equaviator
So if women are allowed to join at Augusta, would it require renovations to the golf course itself or are there already ladies tees at every hole?

I took lessons and a few on course playing lessons from a PGA certified golf pro who had played for a time on the PGA tour. What he said about tee placement made a lot of sense. The Blue, White, Gold and Red (Ladies tees) were rather meaningless as far as gender and age and rather what tees you tee off from should be based on your handicap and average driving distance and the course the length and handicap rating. When I took a playing lesson along with three men, one was not all that happy when the golf pro had him tee off from the Red tees and had me tee off from the White tees. The other young guy was just as unhappy when the pro told him to tee off from the Gold tees : ),

As a woman who plays golf and loves the game and plays, not on a pro level but pretty competently and having beat a fair share of men, I have no problem with Augusta National’s rules for membership. Sure as a golfer and fan of the great golf courses, I’d love to play a round at Augusta but I respect their rights as a private club to decide who and who cannot be a member.

26 posted on 04/06/2012 4:24:18 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: chessplayer

I hate mittens and saint Rick. Both make me sick.


27 posted on 04/06/2012 4:28:33 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: kjo

Bingo. I am voting for Ron paul in the Ny primary as a protest. Myth and saint Rick are two frauds.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 4:29:36 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: chessplayer

I wish just once that a politician would say, that is an irrelevant question for me to even entertain. Next?


29 posted on 04/06/2012 4:50:14 AM PDT by Matt Hatter
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To: chessplayer

no conservative here....this is a private club.....


30 posted on 04/06/2012 4:53:04 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: pepsionice
I also think that she-males, Klingons, wooden puppets, imaginary people, ghosts, bigfoot, and leprechauns should be included as well.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 5:02:22 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: chessplayer

Wouldn’t it be nice to find one person who stood up and saw this as an issue of the freedom of individuals to form private (PRIVATE) clubs and associations?

There is no law that prohibits women from forming female membership sports clubs.

I suppose they all “favor” boys in Girl Scouts and girls in Boy Scouts, too. How about women priests, Rick?


32 posted on 04/06/2012 5:03:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: chessplayer

Seems the Zimmerman story is blowing up in their face so back to the “Republican War On Women.” Problem is that women buy stuff, gas and groceries. They could care less about not being able to join an elite golf club.


33 posted on 04/06/2012 5:09:59 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: chessplayer

actually yeah, ask The Donald

men are “permitted” in beauty contest as trannies, as long as they take hormones, wax their chests and legs (etc) and wear makeup. Thanks for very strong duct tape?

So far, no women demanding to join the NFL or NBA....

As someone pointed out, the US Navy put women in submarines and the Army is gonna formally put them in combat, but so far neither academy has put women on their football teams


34 posted on 04/06/2012 5:10:30 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: chessplayer

I guess Ricky has never been stuck behind a foursome of the Tuesday morning ladies 9-holers. Until then, this issue is none of his business.

Okay, I’m ducking.


35 posted on 04/06/2012 5:17:59 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: chessplayer

The mostly white, all male Augusta is easy to attack for that very reason. People have been conditioned to think that all white males are priveledged, rich and don’t deserve their own “thing”. Also, there’s no Congressional White Caucus or a NAAWM (White Males) organization to swoop down and defend. We’re sunk.


36 posted on 04/06/2012 5:22:38 AM PDT by albie
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To: maine yankee; chessplayer

The problem for Santorum is that if he tries to give a short treatise on private associations, and what he would prefer is not germane to how they run their association, the media would take four words out of it and make his campaign defend itself that Rick Santorum doesn’t think women should be allowed to play golf for the next three weeks.

You can complain about Santorum getting off message; you can complain about him not giving the best conservative answer on occasion (Zimmerman case); at least try to realize that the MSM are giving him a treatment that neither Romney, nor Newt (now that he is safely in low double digits) is getting, and Santorum is most likely thinking first about getting back to his core messages of conservative social values and a business/job friendly federal government.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 5:23:06 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: RFEngineer
Maybe he and Romney are mad because they only let men join

It didn't sound to me as if either one were "mad" about it. Romney, when asked, said he's not much of a golfer, but IF he were a member and HE were in charge he would let women join. Rick said "I encourage Augusta to accept women members, but I recognize their right as a private organization to decide for themselves,".

38 posted on 04/06/2012 5:28:56 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: RFEngineer
Maybe he and Romney are mad because they only let men join

It didn't sound to me as if either one were "mad" about it. Romney, when asked, said he's not much of a golfer, but IF he were a member and HE were in charge he would let women join. Rick said "I encourage Augusta to accept women members, but I recognize their right as a private organization to decide for themselves,".

39 posted on 04/06/2012 5:29:13 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: chessplayer
oh Ricky, Ricky, Ricky...you just lost me.

Pandering to NAGs won't help.

40 posted on 04/06/2012 5:47:42 AM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: chessplayer

So they have to put in women’s tees so they can be PC. It is a crime to be a male in this country.

Pray for America.


41 posted on 04/06/2012 5:51:43 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: chessplayer

“I encourage Augusta to accept women members, but I recognize their right as a private organization to decide for themselves,” he said in a statement e-mailed to reporters.

There is the actual statement, for what it’s worth.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 6:06:12 AM PDT by Ingtar
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To: knarf

Newt Gingrich said his wife, Callista, a golfer herself, would be a “great member.” That is about as mild a statement as Santorum actually made, but it appears most posters on this thread have no real interest in reading the actual quot, but would rather trust the one line excerpt and CNN headline.


43 posted on 04/06/2012 6:09:55 AM PDT by Ingtar
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To: evad

So why should he lose you. This man has been vilified by the left for his social issues and ripped for womens issues. Then the media mafia ask him about this and he gets hammered by fellow conservatives and if he had so no to the questions then the left would say “see, I told ya he hates women.” Come on people were all being played by the liberals. By ther way I support Newt.


44 posted on 04/06/2012 6:12:16 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: chessplayer

Who cares either way?


45 posted on 04/06/2012 6:18:13 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: chessplayer
Santorum would have been better of if he'd answered with, "As soon as white, Asian, Latino (wise Latino's), and any Other Than Black people are allowed in the Congressional Black Caucus or there exists a WET, White Entertainment Television channel on tv (like BET), then I'd agree that women should be allowed to join the Augusta Golf Club."

That should shut them up!

46 posted on 04/06/2012 6:20:39 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I am George! (now all I need is a T-shirt))
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To: Ingtar
I've confessed many times before I don't read everything and that I'm prone to responding to a headline. Especially a headline that IMO, really has nothing to do with the names attatched except to associate those/that name(s) to a subject matter that, again IMO, pretty much is amusement rather than issue or policy related.

I am guilty.

47 posted on 04/06/2012 6:27:31 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: equaviator

No Red Tees at Augusta.


48 posted on 04/06/2012 6:54:49 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Ingtar

Augusta doesn’t accept members. You have to be invited.


49 posted on 04/06/2012 6:56:29 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: chessplayer

We had this argument before and decided there was nothing wrong with all female clubs and activities and therefore there is nothing wrong with all male clubs and activities. Our politicans are too stupid to remember what the femi-nazis are up to.


50 posted on 04/06/2012 6:57:45 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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