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Santorum mega-backer on contraception: Girls, just put aspirin between the legs (VIDEO)
SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 2/16/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer

Posted on 02/16/2012 3:25:01 PM PST by SmithL

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s big mega-donor kicked up a controversy over the issue of contraception today when he urged a return to the good old days when gals had a simple solution for it: aspirin between the knees.

We’re not kidding.

Wealthy entreprenuer Foster Freiss, who’s backed Santorum’s Super-PAC, made the statements to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today, after being asked if his candidate has expressed some extremist views on contraception.

He appeared to express wonder that women even have to worry about the issue of paying for contraception these days, Politico reports.

“On this contraceptive thing, my Gosh it’s such [sic] inexpensive,” he added. “You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aspirin; contraception; nosex; pureignorance; purity; santorum
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Heh, heh, heh!
1 posted on 02/16/2012 3:25:10 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

He is old and it was a joke. Libs have no sense of humor. they have Bill Maher


2 posted on 02/16/2012 3:27:07 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: SmithL

That’s a riot. “Back in my day. . . .”

I don’t think SFGate gets the joke.


3 posted on 02/16/2012 3:27:51 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SmithL

What a Neanderthal!

Real civilized people have free, indiscriminate sex with multiple partners, and then discard the ensuing procreation.

That is the sign of an advanced society.


4 posted on 02/16/2012 3:28:48 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: SmithL

and romney gets a new life....thanks foster


5 posted on 02/16/2012 3:29:52 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: SmithL

I saw it and he did nothing of the sort wishing we went back to the old days. Bullshit right there


6 posted on 02/16/2012 3:30:11 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards

“Between the knees!” is the way I heard it.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 3:34:24 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: SmithL

To quote the Santorum backer more accurately,

girls, hold that “aspirin between the knees.”


8 posted on 02/16/2012 3:34:43 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: SmithL
What he was referring to was Abstinence.


9 posted on 02/16/2012 3:34:48 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: SmithL

I think it was a damn joke, people.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 3:35:31 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: GoCards
" He is old and it was a joke. Libs have no sense of humor. they have Bill Maher "

You couldn't tell this to those Newt Gingrich supporters who will take this and use it to bash Rick Santorum with and make hay with it.

He, Rick's SUPERPAC money man was jokingly referring to abstinence.
11 posted on 02/16/2012 3:37:58 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: SmithL

Andrea was SHOCKED! Imagine women in control of events. Quite shocking, and yet...well maybe my wife is a throwback like me.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 3:38:08 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Kinda odd how they’re acting like Santorum is walking into a trap but they’re the ones wanting to keep those embarrassing conservative ideals out of the public eye.


13 posted on 02/16/2012 3:40:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Retired Greyhound
" What a Neanderthal!

Real civilized people have free, indiscriminate sex with multiple partners, and then discard the ensuing procreation.

That is the sign of an advanced society. "

You forgot about unwed mothers and teen pregnancy and all the unintended consequence it has on society for all of us who have to pay for all those " Social Programs " by the government... no, wait, there are those who don't want us to focus on " Social Issues " ...
14 posted on 02/16/2012 3:42:19 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: SmithL

In the “let’s pretend to be outraged and not know an old joke” category.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 3:44:01 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: skaterboy
So ? would you rather have us paying for those " Social Programs " by the government because our culture has not taught the virtues of abstinence ?
What happen to all those who were crying that we should not focus on social issues ? and now criticize Foster by jokingly referring to abstinence ?
16 posted on 02/16/2012 3:45:25 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

What you may be missing is that most women aren’t going to think it’s funny or a joke, and most younger people are going to think it’s bizarre and unsettling.

This is not the 1950’s. We have to win with the electorate as it is today, which means not telling us about what Rick thinks is morale, whether people should practice birth control, or whether women should work.

Rick spells certain and landslide defeat if we nominiate him. Gingrich is light years better.


17 posted on 02/16/2012 3:45:51 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Retired Greyhound
Real civilized people have free, indiscriminate sex with multiple partners, and then discard the ensuing procreation.

No. I think Santorum is going to discover that there are many conservative Republicans like myself, married with children and faithful to our spouses who use birth control as part of responsible family planning. I certainly take offense to the notion that birth control is only used by people wanting indiscriminate, irresponsible sexual encounters with multiple partners.

18 posted on 02/16/2012 3:46:51 PM PST by Drew68
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To: GoCards

Foster was jokingly referring to abstinence, so ? what now ? the Newt supporters are against Abstinence and for more Government social programs ?


19 posted on 02/16/2012 3:47:18 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Drew68

Oh you misunderstand. I am not condemning BC. I’m a big fan of contraception.

I’m merely commenting on the general attitude of the left.

This guy was talking about abstinence, not contraception.

The aspirin between the legs is an old joke. If a woman is holding an aspirin between the legs, it becomes difficult to have sex.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 3:51:13 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: SmithL

So, now we’ve come to the point where not only does everything our candidate utter get torn apart by a rabid media, but everything anyone says who SUPPORTS them is fair game, too.

Meanwhile, NOTHING ** ANY ** Democrat says (or does) is challenged, or even open for debate - and we are stupid, ignorant, and racist for even thinking about questioning them.

This crap HAS to be changed. Hopefully, Santorum will come out and laugh at them and make them angrier. That would be one way he could possibly impress me.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 3:51:46 PM PST by Pravious
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To: American Constitutionalist

No, Newt supporters will find this funny. What might confuse us is that Rick Santorum himself has a funny bone by pass and it was a damned success.

Freiss is funny. Santorum is totally 100 per cent prudish and humorless to the core. Totally. Let Freiss run and Rick run the PAC.


22 posted on 02/16/2012 3:54:14 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: cripplecreek
The way the Newt Gingrich are acting with this, and using it to make hay with and attack Rick Santorum with you would think that they would be for ( " ABSTINENCE " ) and less government social programs for the abortionist, paying for housing for unwed mothers and teen pregnancy, this issue effects all of us tax payers.
Yes people, this is the unintended consequence of not teaching the virtues of abstinence.
What ever happen to those here on Free Republic who were whining about that we should not focus on social issues ? and now ? they come out and attack with this ?

ABSTINENCE, it works when it's used, and it's free, not paid for by the government.

ABSTINENCE is a " Conservative " value.
23 posted on 02/16/2012 3:55:14 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: SmithL

Soro has NAZi sympathies.

The Governor of North Carolina, an Obama backer ‘joked’ that we cancel elections.

But nothing is as ‘offensive’ as telling people not to have irresponsible sex...


24 posted on 02/16/2012 3:58:28 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cripplecreek
" Kinda odd how they’re acting like Santorum is walking into a trap but they’re the ones wanting to keep those embarrassing conservative ideals out of the public eye. "

Yeah, how embarrassing of them to admit they that are " Conservative " ....
The same as ? how the Liberals are afraid to admit that ? they are LIBERAL ?

Abstinence has always been a " Conservative " virtue and conservative value.
25 posted on 02/16/2012 3:59:38 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: cripplecreek
" Kinda odd how they’re acting like Santorum is walking into a trap but they’re the ones wanting to keep those embarrassing conservative ideals out of the public eye. "

Yeah, how embarrassing of them to admit they that are " Conservative " ....
The same as ? how the Liberals are afraid to admit that ? they are LIBERAL ?

Abstinence has always been a " Conservative " virtue and conservative value.
26 posted on 02/16/2012 3:59:50 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
" What you may be missing is that most women aren’t going to think it’s funny or a joke, and most younger people are going to think it’s bizarre and unsettling. "

Hey ? get a clue , people don't think it's funny or a joke of us having to pay for this by the government.

27 posted on 02/16/2012 4:01:41 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Channeling their inner Rachael Maddow.

Souls are non refundable. Once sold, they’re gone.


28 posted on 02/16/2012 4:01:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
" What you may be missing is that most women aren’t going to think it’s funny or a joke, and most younger people are going to think it’s bizarre and unsettling.

This is not the 1950’s. We have to win with the electorate as it is today, which means not telling us about what Rick thinks is morale, whether people should practice birth control, or whether women should work.

Rick spells certain and landslide defeat if we nominate him. Gingrich is light years better. "

We are talking about " Conservative " values and virtues here..
If you are correct then, then ? Newt Gingrich has more appeal and values focused towards those on the left and those OCCUPIED Wall street loonies... let them vote for Newt, we are in the race to vote for a " Conservative " candidate here, not appealing to the left and Wall Street Occupiers.
29 posted on 02/16/2012 4:07:24 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

“Yes people, this is the unintended consequence of not teaching the virtues of abstinence.”

Maybe if Newt practiced a little abstinence, he would still be Speaker of the House today.


30 posted on 02/16/2012 4:14:31 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: SmithL
NEWT GINGIRCH 2012 ... JUST SAY NO TO ABSTINENCE ... just do it... let the government pay for it..
31 posted on 02/16/2012 4:40:22 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: SmithL
(Wealthy entrepreneur Foster Freiss, I read gave a huge donation fund to the Daily Caller, who has endorsed Mitt Romney. I don't trust this man as well)

This is such a gaff in which the late night comedians will have a field day now (not good as well as skipping the GA debate)

32 posted on 02/16/2012 4:40:36 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: SmithL

What ever happened to the birth control that is the most effective called Noassatall???


33 posted on 02/16/2012 4:43:53 PM PST by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

And what does this have to do with Rick Santorum? Is he responsible for jokes told by the guy who runs an independent SuperPac? Don’t vote for Foster for President if you think it’s a problem.

If I held Gingrich responsible for what some of his backers here said, he couldn’t win for dog catcher.


34 posted on 02/16/2012 4:47:03 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Christie at the beach

Rick is clearing the field for Gingrich in Georgia. I thought that was what Gingrich folks were for now, splitting up the delegates to stop Romney.

What possible good would it be for Santorum to debate Gingrich in Georgia when Romney isn’t going to be there — the moderators will make it a non-stop attack on the two conservatives, and Ron Paul will help.


35 posted on 02/16/2012 4:51:07 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SmithL
I think we need a campaign handbook for conservatives (or any Republican for that matter) and their staffs in which Rule #1 is:

"I'm going to say something funny, but it might take your average brain dead moron more than 3 seconds to get it - maybe I'll just keep quiet."

We'd be so much further ahead of the game.

36 posted on 02/16/2012 4:52:33 PM PST by Cable225 (TACT is for those not witty enough for sarcasm!)
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To: SierraWasp

“What ever happened to the birth control that is the most effective called Noassatall???”

I think a picture of Michele Obama’s would be more effective.


37 posted on 02/16/2012 4:54:12 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Cable225

“I’m going to say something funny, but it might take your average brain dead moron more than 3 seconds to get it - maybe I’ll just keep quiet.”

That would disqualify 99% of all freepers from running for office.


38 posted on 02/16/2012 4:57:12 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Christie at the beach
IT WAS A JOKE. I REPEAT, A JOKE.

FR has elements that are as humorless as an old marxist who has to pay for his own trojans.

39 posted on 02/16/2012 4:57:30 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: SmithL
hmm.... you did hear that the Pope has approved the use of condoms!??? You stretch one over the lady's wine glass and one over the guy's beer stein and it will cut unplanned pregnancies by 95%!
40 posted on 02/16/2012 5:14:48 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: SmithL
hmm.... you did hear that the Pope has approved the use of condoms!??? You stretch one over the lady's wine glass and one over the guy's beer stein and it will cut unplanned pregnancies by 95%!
41 posted on 02/16/2012 5:16:51 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Red Steel
To quote the Santorum backer more accurately,

girls, hold that “aspirin between the knees.”

I have to disagree with the way you're quoting him. While he did use the words "aspirin between the knees", there's a huge difference between:

girls, hold that “aspirin between the knees.”

as a piece of advice and a more accurate representation of what he was saying:

girls used to hold that “aspirin between the knees.”

42 posted on 02/16/2012 5:30:12 PM PST by Bob
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To: GoCards

When my daughter was about 15 and she was complaining about one of her friends who was promiscuous I handed her a dime and told her that was the best birth control device ever invented. All you needed to do was put it between your knees and squeezed. She looked at me like I was crazy. Then it dawned on her what the msg was and she laughed. She said she wished her friend would remember that. That was about 30 years ago.

I’d guess that suggestion goes back a very long way, maybe even before the time of Christ. The thin object may change but the msg is the same.


43 posted on 02/16/2012 5:38:36 PM PST by airedale
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44 posted on 02/16/2012 5:45:46 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: SmithL

It’s such a shock to today’s leftist whores that perhaps they stop spreading their legs for every guy they think is hot. They are just as shocked to have someone tell them maybe it’s THEIR responsibility as a sexual being to pay for their own birth control.

Yup, big shocker in the 21st century for libs to be told point blank either don’t have sex or pay for your own contraceptives like a real adult would. And maybe if you don’t have your own money to pay for them, perhaps the responsible thing then is to ensure you don’t get pregnant and keep the legs closed. Use one of your kids’ government school pamphlets about how well carrots and zuchinis work.


45 posted on 02/16/2012 8:47:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Abstinence....100% prevents pregnancy and STDs - works every time it is utilized...and best of all, IT’S FREE.


46 posted on 02/16/2012 9:05:06 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I’ve heard this over and over from the lefty commentators and believe me they are devoid of all humor.


47 posted on 02/17/2012 8:13:45 AM PST by Almondjoy
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To: Retired Greyhound

"What a Neanderthal! Real civilized people have free, indiscriminate sex with multiple partners, and then discard the ensuing procreation."

...And then demand that you pay for it.

48 posted on 02/17/2012 12:29:21 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: SmithL; All

Well, if these ame enlightened women who do these interviews were not offended by the sexual infidelities of Bill Clinton, JFK...

Then why are little subtle analogies about virtuous behavour beyond their comprehension...Thats what thi guy was talking about, but hey...

If anything this illustrates how utterly stupid some women (liberal) journalists are...


49 posted on 02/17/2012 12:36:49 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: GoCards
It's an old joke. We used to tell it in high-school, which was just before the real bc pill came onto the scene. Another phoney baloney "issue" from the media whorehouse.
50 posted on 02/17/2012 12:38:10 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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