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Rick Santorum as Robert Capa’s Federico Borrell García

Matt Drudge is good at finding unsettling images, but I found this one especially disturbing (though I couldn’t identify why):   Then it registered: it echoes the famous Robert Capa image of Federico Borrell García dropping from a gunshot during the … Continue reading

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Onward American Theocrats, Marching As To War

A preacher introduces Rick Santorum at a rally in Louisiana: “We don’t worship Buddha; we don’t worship Muhammad; we don’t worship Allah. We worship God; we worship God’s son, Jesus Christ!” Red meat.

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The Alexandra Pelosi and Bill Maher Stereotype Controversy: Whites in Mississippi; Welfare Recipients in New York

Here’s Alexandra Pelosi’s “The South will Rise Again” segment for Bill Maher’s program, putting on display a small sample of Rick Santorum’s base: _____ And here’s the follow-up segment, a week later, in which Alexandra Pelosi gets some Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Two Men Kiss at a Santorum Rally; Get Chucked Out for It

Here’s the Huffington Post this morning: Two men who kissed one another were kicked out of presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s rally Friday evening at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights. As the guards ejected them, the crowd chanted “U-S-A!” Lesson: … Continue reading

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Romney, Are You OK? Romney, Are You OK? Are You OK, Romney?

I still think, if Newt Gingrich gets out of the presidential race, that Rick Santorum is going to be the Republican nominee, stealing the nomination from Mitt Romney, and leaving him, like “Annie” in the Michael Jackson song, bleeding out … Continue reading

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The Christian Right: Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Aging?

That’s Michael Kazin’s take, at the New Republic, on the Christian Right (Rick Santorum’s base): Put simply, the Christian Right is getting old. According to the largest and most recent study we have of American religion and politics, by Robert … Continue reading

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Why I Predict Rick Santorum Will Be the Republican Nominee

Demographics. They’re working against white conservatives, and it’s making them ornery. Thanks to demographics, Jonathan Chait at New York magazine explains the fight or stand-down existential dilemma facing Republicans going forward: [T]he psychology of decline does not always operate in … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Ignorant: Rick Santorum Adds a Beatitude to the Sermon on the Mount

“Blessed are ye who lack degrees, for such is the Party of God.” And they applauded. What manner of man is this? _____ “But woe unto those that are educated, for they art snobs.” Here’s a transcript of Rick Santorum’s exact … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum: Pro-Torture Catholic

There’s something grimly ironic in a contemporary politician claiming to be a serious Catholic while supporting the torture of prisoners. But this is what Rick Santorum does: he supports the return of Bush-era torture practices. And this, of course, is … Continue reading

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Satan over Santa: Rick Santorum Believes the Father of Lies Exists, but Not Father Christmas

It’s getting weird. Call it the Vast Bat Wing Conspiracy against Rick Santorum, for he believes Satan, not Mitt Romney, is his chief opposition. Seriously. I’d rather our politicians profess belief in things innocuous like Santa rather than Satan. But the … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum: Cafeteria Catholic Without a Condom

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum makes quite a show of his submission to Catholic teaching and his absolute adherence to what I would call Pope Benedict’s Semen Principle. The Semen Principle is the following: Semen must go nowhere but in a … Continue reading

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American Pathetic

Groveling-for-votes cowardice is what Rick Santorum displays in the following clip: ____ And calling into Rush Limbaugh’s radio program today, a hysterical Rick Santorum supporter had this exchange with him: I feel like he [Rick Santorum] is the true conservative.  … Continue reading

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Vermin Supreme’s Elevated Nonsense

A clown-poet-prophet; the Wavy Gravy of 2012. And he turned Randall Terry gay (no small feat): ____ And here’s Wavy Gravy:

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Mitt Romney Campaign Theme Song Suggestion: Live and Let Die

After watching, dumbfounded, “When Mitt Romney Came to Town“—the 28 minute documentary on Mitt Romney’s shenanigans at Bain Capital (the one put out by Newt Gingrich’s wealthy friends), I think Romney’s campaign theme song should be Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let … Continue reading

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When Mitt Romney Came to Town: Watch the Full 28 Minute Documentary Here

I just watched the full 28 minute documentary on Mitt Romney’s shenanigans at Bain Capital—the one put out by Newt Gingrich’s wealthy friends. It’s emotionally manipulative, but, I must admit, it’s extremely damning—really devastating. Vulture capitalism indeed seems to be a … Continue reading

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“We Rule You, We Fool You”: Classic 1911 Poster Depicting Capitalism Titled “Pyramid of Capitalist System”

When I watched the Republican debates this weekend, and Rick Santorum’s unhinged and flabbergasting assertion Saturday night that classes don’t even exist in the United States, I was put in mind of the below 1911 poster, and thought I’d post … Continue reading

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“The Jesus Candidate”: Rick Santorum’s Messiah Complex

ABC News reports a weird rally declaration made by Rick Santorum this week. He sees himself as the presidential “Jesus candidate”: Santorum told the audience about a radio interview out of Boston he did earlier today [Thursday]. According to Santorum, … Continue reading

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Could Rick Santorum Really Win the Republican Nomination for President?

William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, and a contributing editor to the New Republic, thinks so: [A] group of movement conservatives has called an emergency meeting for next weekend in an attempt to find a “consensus” candidate. … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum on Contraception: The State Can Take Your Rubber (But Not Your Gun)

Republican Rick Santorum is okay with a state enacting laws that ban, or otherwise criminalize, the use of contraception (condoms, the pill, etc.). He doesn’t believe that the use of contraception is a basic human right. As with marijuana, a … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh: Santorum’s Electability Hurdle is His Anti-Gay Rhetoric

At Rush Limbaugh’s website is a transcript containing his comments on gays in relation to Rick Santorum’s presidential bid. Limbaugh’s comments illustrate the cultural shift surrounding gay civil rights, and the dilemma that shift presents for conservatives. Here’s Limbaugh: I love … Continue reading

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