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Santorum Wins Missouri Primary
Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 Feb. 2012 | Michael Crittendom, Neil King Jr.

Posted on 02/07/2012 7:27:28 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo

By MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN And NEIL KING JR. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum handily won Missouri's primary election Tuesday night and was showing signs of strength in Minnesota's caucuses, threatening to deal national front-runner Mitt Romney a setback in two Midwestern states.

With results from Colorado just trickling in, the returns from the other two states holding nominating contests Tuesday looked to give a jolt of momentum to Mr. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: aldo; missouri; mo2012; ricksantorum; romney; romneypunched; santorum; santorum4romney
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To: AmericanInTokyo


101 posted on 02/08/2012 3:41:20 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: All
Well the spin is as expected. So let's get on with it. Vet Santorum, slam him with negative ads, and then we can discuss solutions. In the end, we should be evaluating the candidates based on three criteria:

1) Who has the best policies to restore our economy and provide for common defense; and
2) Who has the strength, experience and character such that we can believe he will implement his policies; and
3) Who has a chance of beating Obama.

102 posted on 02/08/2012 5:51:11 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: AmericanInTokyo

When and under what circumstances did Aldo Santorum naturalize?


103 posted on 02/08/2012 5:59:01 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: mamelukesabre

I am a Newtbot...non sequitur...does not compute..impomplete data.


104 posted on 02/08/2012 6:37:53 AM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: meadsjn
I would characterize the vote that Santorum is after as, broadly, the “Reagan Republican” vote. Basically the same people or types of people who voted for Reagan over Ford or Reagan over Bush/Anderson/Baker, etc. The Pew Political Typology categorizes these people as “enterprisers” on “staunch conservatives” in the most recent edition of the report. They are, incidentally, among the most highly educated of all typology groups.
105 posted on 02/08/2012 6:50:53 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: CatDancer

Thanks CD. If you read through the thread you will see that poster being nasty to several others. He just had a cob sideways...


106 posted on 02/08/2012 6:58:56 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: One Name
I had a lot of relatives in Jackson County and neighboring counties at the time of the Civil War--some of them had been there since 1831. A brother of my great-great-grandfather fought on the Confederate side (he was later sheriff of Jackson Co.). Harry Truman's personal lawyer was a distant cousin of mine.

My great-great-grandfather (brother of the aforementioned Confederate) was in his 40s during the war and had a large family but eventually spent 6 months in a Union outfit--he had moved to the far southwestern part of the state before the war. He named a daughter after a Union general.

A more distant relative died in the battle of Wilson's Creek--on the Confederate side.

107 posted on 02/08/2012 7:04:28 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: no dems

What kind words you have for us. Thank you.


108 posted on 02/08/2012 7:17:07 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: CatDancer

Casual voters, ie Newt is fine, Santorum is fine. Here in Southeast MO, people that have the desire to caucus are pretty fired up about Santorum now. Also, Santorum is the featured speaker here on Lincoln Day, which is a really big deal in our very conservative area. There have been Santorum fliers in the mail and Santorum billboard. Nothing from Gingrich, since he blew off the primary.


109 posted on 02/08/2012 7:58:50 AM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
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To: ASA Vet

According to Aldo Santorum’s obit, he served in the US Air Force 1942 - 1946. After that he obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology after which he practiced in VA Medical Centers. He would have had to be naturalized to practice as a Psychologist for the Federal Govt. Arrived in U.S.in 1930


110 posted on 02/08/2012 8:15:03 AM PST by Help!
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To: ASA Vet

I don’t know the answer to your question, but according to the Wikipedia page on Rick Santorum, his father came to the US at the age of 7—so the chances are good that he had become a US citizen long before Rick was born in 1958.


111 posted on 02/08/2012 8:34:44 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; AmericanInTokyo

If that canard is indeed dropped now, I might start posting on more threads again.


112 posted on 02/08/2012 8:54:35 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: DoughtyOne; AmericanInTokyo

I second that AMEN!


113 posted on 02/08/2012 8:57:12 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

;^)


114 posted on 02/08/2012 9:14:46 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: bwc2221
I haven't seen Santorum backing the global warming scam, cap and trade, amnesty, individual mandates, ObamaCare, RomneyCare, Medicare D and Dede Scuzzafava like your hero Newt, the serial adulterer

OUCH! That's gonna leave a mark!

115 posted on 02/08/2012 9:48:33 AM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: mamelukesabre

Newtbots or Romneybots ???!!!

You have a real problem and confirm that you are runing against Gingrich and not to win for USA....

We will see your behaviour soon


116 posted on 02/08/2012 4:15:24 PM PST by Ulysse
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To: bwc2221; darkwing104; Darksheare; Old Sarge; TheOldLady
Feeling a little deflated there? Maybe a little too much spam.


Zot.




117 posted on 02/08/2012 9:43:27 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, it left me.)
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To: mamelukesabre
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2843567/posts

At least Newt did NOT stop the ‘impeachment’ of the gutter snipe Clinton.... but guess who refused to have a ‘real’ trial in the Senate... And some claim they vote for ‘principled’ people.... s n i c k e r

Oh, and for any whose knee-jerk reaction is I support Romney, well I voted yesterday. In the ‘show me’ state of MO there was the option of ‘uncommitted’ and that is where my X went.

118 posted on 02/08/2012 9:53:57 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: bwc2221; 50mm; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; Darksheare; onyx; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; Allegra; ...


119 posted on 02/08/2012 9:54:28 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: bwc2221

120 posted on 02/09/2012 5:47:13 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; All
46 posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:06:20 PM by AmericanInTokyo: “GAME ON! FEAR...the VEST!”

Sounds like a campaign slogan!

Taking your opponents’ slurs and using them against you is a good tactic.

Is there a Freeper with cartoon abilities who could prepare a cartoon of Rick Santorum wearing a sweater vest with bullets flying into it and bouncing off it like a flak jacket, use your “Fear the Vest” on top as a headline, and a caption on the bottom saying “I learned something from serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee — American equipment is the best.”

121 posted on 02/09/2012 6:41:32 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: bwc2221; glock rocks; Old Sarge; darkwing104; 50mm; SunkenCiv; humblegunner; Allegra; Eaker; ...


So long, bwc2221] (Posting History)

Hat Tip to Glock rocks and Old Sarge

Silly troll tries to boost his guy by tearing down another, finds out just how hot it can get here, and becomes an insignificant pile of gory detritus





Go sell it somewhere else, disruptor troll


Thank you JoeProBono

FReepmail TheOldLady to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.

122 posted on 02/09/2012 8:04:13 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: napscoordinator
ROFLMAO!

Right, won more states and is still in third in regards to Delegates. MO was a showboat state and Santorum gained nothing. Newt was not even on the ballot, so the Newt supporters voted for the “Not Romney/Paul” candidate.

Besides, Santorum will soon open his moderate mouth again and remove all doubt. Any candidate this bad, will soon be exposed for what he is.

123 posted on 02/09/2012 8:09:56 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: bwc2221

124 posted on 02/09/2012 8:14:54 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: TheOldLady

I try not to let posters like this guy color my view of Santorum. I am good for the fire and brimstone Word but I never did cotton to Messianic Pharisees.


125 posted on 02/09/2012 8:15:40 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips; but watch their hands!)
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To: TheOldLady

Wondered when that was gonna happen! LOL!

No need to be nasty, right? :)


126 posted on 02/09/2012 8:28:15 AM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: meadsjn; All
54 posted on 02/07/2012 8:17:44 PM PST by meadsjn: “Now, that right there is funny, folks. Especially since Santorum, like any other candidate who comes out of the box trolling for the evangelical vote, is trying to appeal to the bottom 10% of the electoral IQ spectrum. Such candidates are just as fake as the TV preachers they emulate.”

Blast it, Meadsjn, are you taking your talking points from the left wing of the Democratic Party?

If you want to have a serious talk about sociological demographics of evangelical and Roman Catholic voters, I'm game. Also, I'm no fan of televangelists who too often don't operate under legitimate church authority with a biblically constituted body of elders supervising their work.

But if you're going to say that Santorum, a practicing Roman Catholic and the son of a psychologist (i.e., has a doctoral degree) “like any other candidate who comes out of the box trolling for the evangelical vote, is trying to appeal to the bottom 10% of the electoral IQ spectrum” you are flat out wrong.

Sorry, but the stereotype of evangelicals as stupid and easily led belongs in the national news media, not Free Republic. Most conservatives know better. Those who don't need to learn quick.

Go read Dr. Aldo Santorum’s obituary here:
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/obituaries/news/s_719135.html

I think most Freepers, no matter who they like in the military, will be very happy to read about a World War II veteran who used the GI Bill to go to school and then dedicated his life to helping veterans.

By the way, I just found out today that Santorum’s family and mine are from the same region of Italy. Interesting. But my family came here several generations before his.

127 posted on 02/09/2012 8:39:41 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Psalm 144
By their records shall we judge them, not by gossip nor innuendo.

Sigh... If only...
128 posted on 02/09/2012 9:57:07 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: LUV W
Right! But they're here to be nasty and disrupt things, sad to say.  
129 posted on 02/09/2012 10:02:00 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

That’s got a really nice vibe.


130 posted on 02/10/2012 8:13:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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