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  • A Big, Big Win for Santorum . . . Errr . . . CPAC

    Mitt Romney had a horrible, horrible night. Early yesterday, Mitt Romney’s campaign called Missouri a “beauty contest” and said to focus on Colorado. We did. Wow. I’ve said since Sunday that yesterday would be the first day of voting that Mitt Romney’s “poor” comment to Soledad O’Brien would have an impact. It typically takes a week for comments like that to be digested by voters. Six days after Romney opened his mouth, Rick Santorum swept the night. From Missouri to Minnesota to Colorado the Republican electorate sent a very clear signal — they want conviction over electability. They do not...
  • RUSH: SANTORUM IS SNEAKING UP

    02/07/2012 11:30:56 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 68 replies
    RushLimbaugh.Com ^ | February 07, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Santorum is Sneaking Up February 07, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Beth in Boulder, Colorado. I'm glad you waited. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I appreciate you taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: I'm calling today from Boulder because I love freedom, and we're having our caucuses in Colorado today. This weekend I've been listening to the debates, and I wanted to actually see some of the candidates and hear them before I made my decision. I went to the Santorum speech that he gave up in Loveland on Saturday. And...
  • Santorum Sweeps

    02/08/2012 6:53:34 AM PST · by pgkdan · 51 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/08/12 | Leeon H. Wolf
    As of today, Rick Santorum officially has no more delegates than he had yesterday. That said, as CNN is just now this moment calling Colorado for Santorum in a stunning upset, his clean sweep of the states who voted/caucused today is a stunning rebuke to both Romney’s purported march through February and Newt Gingrich’s position as the favored not-Romney candidate. Santorum’s performance was impressive in each state, vastly outperforming his position in the polls, which had him losing by 9 points in Colorado (he won by 5) and winning by only 9 in Minnesota (he won by 18). It is...
  • Santorum Sweep: Should Mitt quit?

    02/08/2012 6:34:33 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 79 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2012 | Don Surber
    If you cannot put away a 98-pound weakling who is clinging to the ropes, maybe you should be the one who packs it in. Republican Rick Santorum swept the Midwest on Tuesday in 3 primaries and caucuses that covered the territory Republicans must win in order to defeat Barack Obama on November 6, 2012, and rescue this nation from socialism. Santorum’s overwhelming victories in Colorado (40%), Missouri (55%) and Minnesota (45%) were stunning victories after Mitt Romney seemed to sew up the nomination a week earlier in Florida. I have been saying that Rick Santorum is more electable than Mitt...
  • Rick Santorum sweeps Tuesday contests with Colorado win

    02/08/2012 6:27:46 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 8, 2012 | Kim Geiger
    Rick Santorum won the Colorado GOP presidential preference straw poll, according to the Colorado Republican Party. The victory means a trifecta tonight for the former Pennsylvania senator, who also won in Minnesota and Missouri. It is a significant defeat for front-runner Mitt Romney, who took 60% of the vote in the Colorado’s 2008 nominating contest. John McCain, the eventual nominee, won just 18%.
  • Paul Begala: Santorum Spanks Romney in Midwestern Primaries

    02/08/2012 5:40:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/7/2012 | Paul "Big Head" Begala
    Mitt Romney didn't just lose. He lost to Muhammad, Jugdish, Sidney, and Clayton—the archetypal losers from Animal House. The story of Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado is the stunning weakness of Mitt Romney. Rick Santorum's impressive victory in the nonbinding Missouri "beauty contest" began an ugly night for Romney. Mitt, who garnered 29 percent in Missouri in 2008, limped in with 25 percent—fewer than half the votes Santorum earned (55 percent). Then came Minnesota, where Romney lost again. Big time. He won the state four years ago—earning 41 percent, But Tuesday night, he won only 17 percent, for a stunning third-place...
  • Santorum Delivers a GOP Stunner [Shoe-String Budget: Clean Sweep: Hat-Trick: Wins MN; MO, and CO!]

    02/07/2012 10:36:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 348 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | February 07, 2012 | NEIL KING JR. And DANNY YADRON
    Santorum Delivers a GOP Stunner Former Senator Wins in Minnesota, Missouri; Romney Campaign Plays Down Nonbinding Contests By NEIL KING JR. And DANNY YADRON DENVER—Rick Santorum jolted the Republican presidential race Tuesday by winning nominating contests in Missouri and Minnesota, puncturing Mitt Romney's claim to be the unstoppable front-runner. Mr. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, was running neck and neck with Mr. Romney in preliminary returns from Colorado, a state Mr. Romney won by a wide margin in 2008. With about 70% of the Colorado vote counted, Mr. Santorum had 38%, to 36% for Mr. Romney. Four years ago, Mr....
  • Santorum Wins Missouri Primary

    02/07/2012 7:27:28 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 129 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 Feb. 2012 | Michael Crittendom, Neil King Jr.
    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.
  • Santorum steps up to the plate

    02/08/2012 4:44:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 48 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/8/2012 | John Hayward
    Tuesday could be Rick Santorum’s big day – his chance to break back into the news cycle with some strong primary performances, and make the case that he’s a better choice than Newt Gingrich for those seeking an alternative to Mitt Romney. On the national level, it’s really still a fairly close race. An ABC News / Washington Post poll concluded on the eve of this weekend’s Nevada caucuses had Romney in the lead with 38 percent support, but Gingrich, Santorum, and Ron Paul were fairly close together with 24, 18, and 14 percent, respectively. Very few delegates have been...
  • Three Lessons from the ‘Beauty Contests’ (MO, MN and CO -- The storyline changes again)

    02/08/2012 6:08:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Did Tuesday’s results matter? Nowhere near as much as the results from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida mattered. But primary campaigns rarely reach stasis; momentum shifts, ebbs, and flows, and the trio of contests yesterday offered a few hints that the storyline will change once again.Rick Santorum is on the verge of overtaking Newt Gingrich as the anti-Romney alternative.Santorum began this contest as the man of the hour, the little engine that could in a sweater-vest who challenged and beat the much-better-funded Mitt Romney . . . and yet he has, at the moment, an entire three...
  • Mitt Romney Struggles to Seal the Deal (Matt Drudge, Ann Coulter, GOP-e stooges deeply saddened...)

    02/08/2012 5:46:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/8/12 | Reuters
    Mitt Romney's march to a possible Republican presidential nomination just got a lot longer and harder. Front-runner Romney left Tuesday's round of three nominating contests with another reminder of his own shortcomings, after a two-state winning streak that had placed him firmly in the driver's seat in the nomination race. Bad losses to rival Rick Santorum in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota raised more questions about whether conservative Republicans are ready to give their hearts to a millionaire former Massachusetts governor who once supported abortion rights and a government requirement that people have health insurance.
  • What Santorum’s Wins Mean [ObamaCare and Obama's Pro-abortion]

    02/08/2012 3:38:50 AM PST · by Milagros · 29 replies
    NRO ^ | February 7, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    By Kathryn Jean Lopez February 7, 2012 11:21 P.M.' I was just chatting with our friend Larry Kudlow, who shared his read of Santorum’s victories (Minnesota and Missouri, as I blog): It’s a referendum on Obamacare and the Department of Health and Human Services mandate. What’s Santorum known for? His “steadfast pro-life defense.” Larry surmises: “A vote for Rick Santorum tonight was the easiest and most immediate voter path to protest Obamacare and Obama’s pro-abortion view.”
  • HB 6239 - Assault Weapons Ban (Michigan House)

    10/06/2004 9:16:36 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 573+ views
    Michigan Legislature ^ | 9-29-04 | Bill McConico
    HOUSE BILL No. 6239 September 29, 2004, Introduced by Reps. McConico, Hunter, Waters, Phillips, Hood, Smith, Tobocman, Condino, Vagnozzi, O'Neil, Sak, Minore and Hardman and referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT: 1 Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the 2 "assault weapon regulation act". 3 Sec. 2. As used in this act: 4 (a) "Assault weapon" means any of the following: 5 (i) A semiautomatic pistol or semiautomatic or pump-action 6 rifle that is capable of accepting a detachable magazine that 7 holds more than...