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  • Conservative Hypocrisy - Romney's candidacy could destroy Conservative movement

    04/14/2012 6:26:09 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 39 replies
    April 14, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    One by one, conservatives have endorsed Romney over Santorum and now Gingrich. This has exposed a dangerous hypocrisy. Whereas liberals thrive on hypocrisy, conservatives thrive on principle and ideas. When today's conservatives ignore principle and ideas and continue to do small talk about stay at home moms and GSA convention waste, instead of talking about Gingrich's big ideas of American Energy Independence and how to get there, they risk losing to the incumbent, Obama.
  • Santorum suspension could unite GOP at last

    04/14/2012 4:37:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Yorker UK ^ | April 14, 2012 | Benjamin Bland
    Just when everyone was settling down for another month (at least) of borderline primary season tedium, it happened. Rick Santorum announced that, after one of the most surprisingly successful primary campaigns in recent memory, he was suspending his run for the Republican nomination to be President of the United States. What was behind this sudden about turn from the conservative who was closest to pushing Mitt Romney for victory? Well it has to be said that the decision seems largely to have been made on personal grounds. With his three year old daughter, Bella, having been hospitalised last week, noted...
  • Unsolved Mysteries: Why Were Conservatives So Enamored of Rick Santorum?

    04/13/2012 10:18:18 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 105 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/12/2012 | John Tamny
    Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday. Almost to a column, editorial and news account, the analysis centered on Santorum’s somewhat successful capture of conservative voters. And there lies the mystery. How could a man seemingly so opposite of conservative have entranced so many voters who label themselves just that? The easy answer is that as someone who made his religion such a prominent part of his campaign strategy... religious types who tend toward conservatism perhaps felt they’d found their man. [...] Indeed, if we ignore for a moment how very anti-conservative it...
  • Did the administration and the media shoot itself in the foot in the Trayvon Martin controversy?

    04/12/2012 10:20:11 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 32 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 13, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Gateway Pundit carries an interview of Janet Murgula, President of La Raza, on Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton (guest host Andre Eggelletion). The gist of the conversation is Hispanics and blacks should join forces to address common “problems.” It is curious why such a conversation is taking place at the height of the Trayvon Martin issue. It seems the controversy is now driving a wedge between Hispanics and blacks. Janet Murgula wouldn't have made her statement otherwise. The friction has long been there. Look at the street gangs of Los Angeles, look at the prison gangs. They are...
  • If Obama wins in November, he should thank Rick Santorum

    04/12/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 91 replies
    MLive.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Tim Skubick
    If and when Barack Obama wins another four years in the White House, one of the first people he should invite over is Rick Santorum. That's because when the scholars chronicle the history of his 2012 race, it will be Mr. Santorum who will get credit for handing the victory to the Democrats. And if you don't believe it, just ask Mitt Romney. Without his buddy Santorum in the contest, Mr. Romney could have taken a more moderate path to the nomination and would not have been dragged so far to the right in order to compete for the ultra-conservatives...
  • Santorum Says He Dropped Out Because He Ran Out of Money

    04/12/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 45 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 12, 2012 | Jonathan Miller
    Two days after leaving the Republican presidential-nomination race, Rick Santorum said on Thursday that the main reason he dropped out was that the campaign simply ran out of money. “We were just burning through cash at a rate we couldn't maintain,” the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania said on Tony Perkins’s Today's Issues radio show, noting that the campaign for the first time started to go into debt. “Super PAC money didn't pay the bills on the campaign.” Santorum suspended his campaign one day after his 3-year-old daughter, Bella, who suffers from a rare chromosomal disorder, was released from the...
  • What if Santorum wins PA anyway (vanity)

    04/11/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT · by Kenny · 29 replies
    4/11/12 | self
    Just a thought, what if we were able to coordinate a massive protest vote against Romney. We could find a group to run an ad of our own saying we're tired of Romney's relentless negatives, tired of his lack of a real platform, and tired of having him shoved down our throats. Can it be done? Sure, through Facebook and Twitter we can get the word out in days. Should it be done? Absolutely, it's our only chance to fight back and let them know we’re not their puppets. I know the usual beaten down "it can't be done" meme...
  • Obama or Romney: The republic fails either way (Santorum is out)

    04/11/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT · by koinonia · 42 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | March 29, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    Alan Keyes wrote: As I anticipated, “the elitist machinations of the sham party system are predictably moving America toward another false choice between an avowed socialist Democrat and a prevaricating socialist Republican.” Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney kicks off an orchestrated wavelet of “influential” endorsements, signaling an end to the sham competition that culminated in a not very credible “dramatic face-off” between Romney and one of his 2008 cheerleaders, Rick Santorum... The “lesser evil” approach guarantees the triumph of wrong. So in choosing between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama we are like the cornered target of the hit man...
  • The unMitigated Hubris of putting Personal Legacy before Country

    04/11/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT · by publius321 · 1 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 4/11/2012 | Scott Ryan
    It is NOT over for conservatives if we have the will and the fortitude to use our God given brains instead of capitulating to the easy, thoughtless choice. This is just like watching the film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" when by the end of the film, the people of the resistance give in to their urge to go to sleep. Are we those people - or do we have the courage to see this through to the end? Is America worth the fight? Those pseudo-journalists at Fox who MANUFACTURED and defrauded their viewers by sitting on facts about Mitt...
  • Santorum’s out. It’s going to be Mitt McCain!

    04/11/2012 11:32:58 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 15 replies
    It looks as if the Republican nomination has been decided. Rick Santorum decided it yesterday when he dropped out (officially “suspended”) his campaign. That means Republicans will have succeeded in nominating Mitt McCann twice in a row. That is to say, the mushy middle, Rhino in Republican clothing, Mitt Romney is virtually indistinguishable from 2008′s nominee, John McCain. All that is left is to see how rapidly Romney dashes to the middle, as if that positioning will work. He ought to check the record. It failed miserably for McCann. . .
  • Newt Gingrich welcomes Rick Santorum backers

    04/11/2012 2:14:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/10/12 | GINGER GIBSON
    Newt Gingrich pledged to stay in the race for the Republican presidential nod, even as Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on Tuesday. “I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice,” Gingrich said in a statement released after Santorum’s announcement in Gettysburg, Pa. Gingrich, whose campaign is carrying roughly $4.5 million in debt, immediately began trying to use Santorum’s exit as a fundraising vehicle, adding a banner to the front of his website declaring him the “last conservative standing.” “I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit...
  • Can conservatives, the media expand debate about Gingrich's Energy & Social Security Ideas?

    04/11/2012 6:15:33 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 4 replies
    April 11, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    We conservatives should be discussing and debating Newt Gingrich's ideas about US Energy Independence via Oil and Gas drilling and about Newt's Personal Social Security ideas. Personally, I would like the news media to talk about Newt's energy and social security ideas for the GOP Platform more than talking about the VP chances for Nikki Haley, governor of SC. Newt's continued candidacy allows we conservatives to continue talking about new ideas and plans instead of talking about superficial, "student council" concepts. Idea do matter.
  • Can conservatives, the media expand debate about Gingrich's Energy & Social Security Ideas?

    04/11/2012 6:15:19 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 3 replies
    April 11, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    We conservatives should be discussing and debating Newt Gingrich's ideas about US Energy Independence via Oil and Gas drilling and about Newt's Personal Social Security ideas. Personally, I would like the news media to talk about Newt's energy and social security ideas for the GOP Platform more than talking about the VP chances for Nikki Haley, governor of SC. Newt's continued candidacy allows we conservatives to continue talking about new ideas and plans instead of talking about superficial, "student council" concepts. Idea do matter.
  • A Warning to the Republican Establishment

    04/10/2012 2:24:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To the phones we go, Livonia, Michigan. This is Ken. Glad you waited, sir. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Yeah, thanks for taking my call, Rush. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: I just wanted to comment that the suspension of the campaign by Rick Santorum is really a sad day for America. It's a sad day for those of us that believe in America, believe in the Constitution, and want to get back to the way our country is supposed to be run. What concerns me, Rush... Now, when we look at our economy...
  • Gingrich Seeks to Absorb Santorum Backers

    04/10/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT · by Fred · 136 replies
    wsj ^ | 041012
    That didn’t take long: Newt Gingrich has “humbly” asked Rick Santorum supporters to channel their support (read: money) to his campaign. The Gingrich camp, deeply in debt after dismal performances in recent primary races, released a statement minutes after Mr. Santorum’s exit from the Republican primary this afternoon, saying, “Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.” “I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa,” Mr. Gingrich’s statement continued. The former House...
  • Romney is lucky his rival was Santorum, not Palin

    04/10/2012 11:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2012 | Philip Klein, Senior Editorial Writer
    As he approaches the task of uniting the Republican party ahead of his all but official general election campaign, Mitt Romney will benefit from the same reality that's worked to his favor the entire race -- the composition of the Republican field. Specifically, Romney is fortunate that he had to beat out Rick Santorum to claim the nomination rather than Sarah Palin. When Romney decided to seek the presidency for the second time, his moderate to liberal record in Massachusetts was bound to trigger a challenge from the right and set up a showdown, framed in shorthand, as the establishment...
  • The Fate of Rick Santorum’s Delegates

    04/10/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT · by Taiowa · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/10/2012 | Chris Good
    Now that Rick Santorum is out of the race, what happens to his delegates? Santorum has 285 delegates, according to the latest ABC News delegate estimate, second to Mitt Romney’s 661... ...But some of those delegates were never really “his.” ABC estimates that 78 Santorum delegates, from his wins in states that don’t “award” their delegates – Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and North Dakota, would have been free to support any candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa... Another two of Santorum’s delegates were Republican National Committee superdelegates, who will attend the convention by virtue of their positions in the...
  • Rick Santorum Was The Most Conservative, Authentic and Resilient Candidate of 2012

    04/10/2012 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 10, 2012
    Rick Santorum Was The Most Conservative, Authentic and Resilient Candidate of 2012. Tim Stanley April 10th Rick Santorum's struggle touched a chord with many working-class Americans Rick Santorum said goodbye on Tuesday afternoon. It was a classic performance from the Rickster – heartfelt, overlong, a little bitter. He pledged to go on fighting for the little people but acknowledged that the race was over, brought to a close by his daughter’s illness and poor polling. To most people this means that it’s now between Romney and Obama. The only minority report on that will come from Newt Gingrich. You can...
  • This Primary is NOT Over! We have the ANTI-ROMNEY vote NARROWED to ONE!

    04/10/2012 5:10:34 PM PDT · by publius321 · 27 replies
    http://youtu.be/YdcuHmYmw9I ^ | 4/10/2012 | Scott Ryan
    REMEMBER: JUST WEEKS AGO - TALK OF A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE BETWEEN RICK & NEWT WAS CIRCULATING. Nobody knows the details of that alliance. It's interesting that Rick didn't endorse... Conservatives may be in a BETTER position now than ever since there will not be a diluting of the conservative vote. Carl Cameron of FOX practically declared this over. This is about DENYING ROMNEY THE 1144. We are entering the 4th quarter. We have WINNER TAKE ALL COMING UP. It is time to show these RINO establishment what we are made of. Suck it up, send Newt some cash so he...
  • Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

    04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL
    Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.