Internet Hitler No Fan of Paul Ryan, But Rick Santorum Is

The usual caveats as to language applies to the above Internet Hitler video.  (What else can one expect from internet Hitler?)  Taking a momentary pit stop in my vacation traveling.  I note with bemusement the debate that has erupted on the

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Happy Birthday Bella!

    Elizabeth Santorum at Hot Air reminds us that the Santorum household has a double reason to celebrate today: Sunday is an important day in the Santorum house. On May 13th, we’ll be celebrating a birthday. My little sister,

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The Crusades and Historical Ignorance

The above video is a salute to Rick Santorum, former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, for understanding the essential nature of the Crusades as a defensive reaction to Islamic aggression.  In the video below we have a rather mindless

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Santorum Suspends Campaign

Well, Mr. Inevitable is indeed inevitable now. Kudos to Rick Santorum on a race well run.  It is amazing that he managed to accomplish what he did considering his financial resources and his standing at the outset of the race.

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Louisiana Loves Rick

Santorum needed a big victory today in Louisiana, and he got it.  The polls closed at 8:00 PM and the networks called the Pelican state for Santorum immediately.  According to the exit polls Santorum won every demographic except those earning over 200k

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So Which Is It?

In light of yesterday’s post about Morning Minion’s challenges to Rick Santorum’s authentic Catholicity, I found this column at the Huffington Post to be quite interesting.  (Vox Nova and Huffington Post mentioned on the same blog post?  Please, do not

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Pope Tony Excommunicates Santorum

Well that’s certainly how I read this screed by Morning’s Minion.  It seems that Rick has offended the Magisterium of Vox Nova. I get annoyed by silly media talk of Santorum’s connections to Opus Dei, everybody’s favorite dark and sinister Catholic cloak-and-dagger society.

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The Ballad of Jennifer Rubin

Jennifer Rubin sent a strong message today.  She wants Mitt Romney to know that she’s got his back every bit as much as Ann Coulter. Rubin makes a lot of hay over the fact that Rick Santorum never visited Afghanistan, and has

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The Land of Lincoln Votes

  By thy rivers gently flowing, Illinois, Illinois,  O’er thy prairies verdant growing, Illinois, Illinois,  Comes an echo on the breeze.   Rustling through the leafy trees,  and its mellow tones are these, Illinois, Illinois,  And its mellow tones are these,

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A Few Thoughts About Last Night

As was tweeted by a few individuals, it is remarkable that a conservative, Catholic, Republican – who largely rejects JFK’s sentiments on religion in the public square to boot – won primaries in Alabama and Mississippi.  It’s also becoming evident that

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Under Southern Skies

Rick Santorum’s campaign has been truly remarkable.  From being a defeated two term Senator from Pennsylvania, on a Quixotic no cash campaign for President which no observer, including the writer of this post, thought he had any chance of doing anything with other than

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Santorum Wins Kansas

  Rick Santorum today won the Kansas Caucuses, which gives him momentum going into the Mississippi and Alabama primaries next Tuesday.  He was the only candidate to campaign in the State, and he comes away from the land of Dorothy

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Something for Everyone Tuesday

Well, all of the remaining candidates in the Republican fight for the presidential nomination had something to brag about, and to worry about, after last night. 1.  Rick Santorum: Brag About:  Major bragging rights go to Santorum.  He battled to almost

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Shenanigans in Michigan

Despite losing by three percentage points in Michigan on Tuesday night, Rick Santorum could claim a small moral victory.  Because Michigan awards its delegates proportionally, Santorum and Mitt Romney walked away with 15 delegates each. Or so we all thought.

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The Weathervane Avoids Disaster

  What could have been a very bad night for Mitt Romney, a/k/a The Weathervane, turned out to be mixed.  He won handily in Arizona, a state none of his opponents seriously contested.  In Michigan he dodged a bullet by eking

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It Takes A Family

I recently completed Rick Santorum’s It Takes A Family.  I quipped on Twitter that had I read this before the campaign started then Santorum would have been my top Rick pick before that other Rick entered the race (though I

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The Effrontery of Rick Santorum

    Rich Lowery has a post at National Review Online which explains why Rick Santorum drives the Mainstream Media crazy: Santorum is a standing affront to the sensibilities and assumptions of the media and political elite. That elite is constantly writing

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There Is No Right to Privacy in the Constitution

In other words, Santorum is right and his hardcore libertarian opponents are wrong. Rick Santorum has stated that he believes that there is no right to privacy in the Constitution.  Therefore, Supreme Court decisions such as Griswold v. Connecticut (striking down

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The Goldilocks Conservative

Rick Santorum has come under fire from right-wing critics for being not conservative enough on fiscal and economic issues, while simultaneously being too conservative on social issues.  In my mind, he’s just right. On the matter of fiscal policy Santorum has been

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Rombo: He Gets to Win This Time?

Santorum has some savvy ad people in his campaign if this ad is any indication.   Having the buttoned down Romney in a Rambo spoof is hilarious and will stick in the minds of viewers.  It also hits on Romney’s one trick pony campaign:  ceaselessly go

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Randians on the Right

Speaking as a former Rick Perry supporter, I promise you that not all of us are petulant brats.  I cannot speak for others, unfortunately. Red State’s all-out assault on Santorum comes as no surprise.  This is a blog that perceives

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Santorum Rising

  Last night in Missouri Rick Santorum finally got to go one on one against Romney, since Gingrich did not bother to get on the ballot, and the results were devastating to the Weathervane.  Santorum won two to one, garnering 55% of the

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Looks Like A Two-Man Race to Me

Rick Santorum has won two of the three election contests tonight, and as of the time I write this is dead even with Mitt Romney in a state that had been all but conceded to Romney before this weekend.  Santorum

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Unelectable

Santorum 45, Obama 44 according to Rasmussen. Doesn’t exactly sound like Johnson-Goldwater to me. I should add, by the way, that it’s just a snapshot of the current mood, and by no means indicative that Santorum would have a free and easy

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Logic Fail

You want to know why Republicans are possibly going to lose the White House this year, despite an environment in which the GOP nominee should be all but guaranteed victory?  Republican voters have become incapable of comprehending the larger picture,

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