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Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:41 AM

Karen Santorum: Rick Will Do ‘Nothing’ On Contraception

Source: Talking Points Memo

Karen Santorum on Monday assured women that they have “nothing to fear” from her husband.

“He’s completely supportive of women,” she told CNN’s Piers Morgan. “He’s surrounded by a lot of really strong women. Women have nothing to fear when it comes to contraceptives.”

But Rick Santorum has been a vocal critic of contraceptive coverage and use by women. He recently voiced support for the now-defeated Blunt amendment, which would allow employers to deny contraception coverage. And Santorum’s book criticizes women who choose to work outside the home — a passage he says his wife is actually responsible for. Now, Santorum says the contraception debate is just a media “gotcha” trick.

Karen Santorum insisted her husband will do “nothing” on the issue of contraception.

Read more: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/karen-santorum-contraception.php?ref=fpb



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so wtf have they been spewing?!?

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Reply Karen Santorum: Rick Will Do ‘Nothing’ On Contraception (Original post)
kpete Mar 2012 OP
seabeyond Mar 2012 #1
rfranklin Mar 2012 #2
Justice wanted Mar 2012 #3
livetohike Mar 2012 #10
cstanleytech Mar 2012 #38
Tippy Mar 2012 #4
AlbertCat Mar 2012 #5
Myrina Mar 2012 #6
kpete Mar 2012 #8
Fritz67 Mar 2012 #7
cottage10 Mar 2012 #14
xxqqqzme Mar 2012 #32
soulardbill Mar 2012 #26
nolabear Mar 2012 #9
cstanleytech Mar 2012 #39
Brigid Mar 2012 #11
Seniorcousin Mar 2012 #12
cstanleytech Mar 2012 #40
montanto Mar 2012 #13
Javaman Mar 2012 #15
hamsterjill Mar 2012 #42
Kalidurga Mar 2012 #16
L0oniX Mar 2012 #17
thesquanderer Mar 2012 #18
Brigid Mar 2012 #21
Ilsa Mar 2012 #19
rurallib Mar 2012 #20
catbyte Mar 2012 #22
LisaL Mar 2012 #23
Iliyah Mar 2012 #24
qb Mar 2012 #25
papa3times Mar 2012 #27
Brettongarcia Mar 2012 #28
Solly Mack Mar 2012 #29
CanonRay Mar 2012 #30
SemperEadem Mar 2012 #31
usrname Mar 2012 #33
Arkana Mar 2012 #34
krispos42 Mar 2012 #35
Yavin4 Mar 2012 #36
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2012 #37
friendly_iconoclast Mar 2012 #41
magical thyme Mar 2012 #43
truthisfreedom Mar 2012 #44
marble falls Mar 2012 #45
ladywnch Mar 2012 #46
yellowcanine Mar 2012 #47
Marrah_G Mar 2012 #48

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:42 AM

1. except allow anyone that wants to deny a woman the right to contraceptives to get them

so, yes, he will do something.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:43 AM

2. This is their effort to ease the minds of women who have been horrified by this dope....

 

Karen is not the one who would be in charge.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:49 AM

3. I little too late Karen. Your husband screwed your chances to be First Lady. I suggest you explain

to your husband what contraceptions are and HOW they are actually used. Than I would explain to your husband that females are NOT here to be baby machines.

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:55 AM

10. +1000

I'm surprised he permits her to speak at all.

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:43 PM

38. Just to bad she didnt explain how they are used before Rick managed to breed and now

the human race is screwed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:50 AM

4. And the voters will believe....

It amazes me people are so stupid as to not to question remarks like this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:51 AM

5. OK... but...

... but what about all the other crazy shit?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:52 AM

6. I'm confused. Are we to believe ...

... that he's lying, which makes him a lying asshole;
or that he'll be overruled by her, which I'm sure will THRILL the knuckle-dragging GOP he-men;
or that she's lying, which makes her just as reprehensible as he is?


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Response to Myrina (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:54 AM

8. "confused"

yep, that's it!

peace to you Myrina,
kpete

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:52 AM

7. So. Mrs. Santorum...

You are either telling us "My husband is just another politician who lies and panders to get votes" or "I'm lying and pandering to you right now to try to get you to vote for him against your own interests."

Which is it?

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Response to Fritz67 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:00 AM

14. I'd love to see a reporter ask her that question!

Seems like ol' Mitt and Rick send their wives out to give a 'softer' side to their extremist positions. The wives are saying, 'my husband's okay ladies, no need to worry.' Sorry Karen S. and Ann R., only fools (GOPers) would believe you.

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Response to cottage10 (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:14 PM

32. dumbya did the same thing w/

pickles. When ever it got too hot to appear in uncontrolled public - pickles was center stage.

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Response to Fritz67 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:48 AM

26. ricky

i think she wants a new house lol preferably a big white one

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:54 AM

9. Liar liar, pants apparently never on fire!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:46 PM

39. That might be because of the asbestos.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:56 AM

11. Sorry, lady.

I don't think anyone's buying it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:57 AM

12. It's a sin to use birth control?

It's a sin to use birth control but he won't do anything to stop it? My family is half full of these religious fundamentalists and "doing nothing" to force their beliefs on the rest of us is *not* what they're planning.

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Response to Seniorcousin (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:48 PM

40. You have my sympathies as I have some in my family who lean way to the idiocy side

as well in believe the shit the right spews like that stupid shit of Obama really being a Muslim not to mention the even stupider one of still saying he isnt a citizen.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:58 AM

13. So, we shouldn't really believe anything he is saying? What a relief!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:01 AM

15. nothing worse than a willing tool...

regardless if she's his wife.

just another stepford woman pressed out by the repukes.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:39 PM

42. That's exactly right.

And because of that, all the more reason not to listen to a word she says. Anything that comes out of her mouth will be only by permission of her husband and his cronies. She's a fool, in my mind, for marrying a man that would treat her as a second-rate human. It is obvious that Santorum has some real issues with the female gender, especially those females who are empowered and capable.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:11 AM

16. Sure Mrs Insantorum sure

what ever you say. So, nothing the Rickster has said or done is any indication of what he would be like if he were President.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:17 AM

17. ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:20 AM

18. Doing "nothing" about contraception is how she ended up with 7 kids (n/t)

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:31 AM

21. DUzy right here! DUzy right here!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:23 AM

19. So, he finally had to trot out the wife to speak to women for him. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:30 AM

20. so fucking hard to tell reality from the Onion anymore

have to wonder who it is she is talking about cause her husband sure does plan to fuck over women.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:39 AM

22. She looks heavily medicated.

Of course, who wouldn't be, being married to THAT.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:41 AM

23. Nothing as in what?

Not using any?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:42 AM

24. STOP THE EFFING LYING

these so called "Christians" lie with such ease.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:47 AM

25. Her timing is AWFUL! Veering towards the center happens AFTER the primaries!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:19 PM

27. Unbelievable!!!

Yes this is unbelievable and incredulous. Incredulous Karen, that means it is not credible. Why would anyone believe that after what your husband has said, on record, during his entire career. He does not mince his words. Women have nothing to fear from him as long as he never gets into power. This is about as believable as saying Jews had nothing to fear from Hitler!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:31 PM

28. Ricky? Claims to be Catholic ... but the Church opposes contraception. Then? He opposes ABORTION

Lots and lots of problems with this statement by yet another clueless, hypocritical Republican wifey.

But among others:

1) The Church opposes contraception; is Rick breaking with the church?

2) Ricky often opposes at least "abortion." In fact, that's one of his core positions and issues. Abortion is a form of contraception.

3) Though on the face of things the two oppose abortion? Karen herself, as recently reported in the Daily Mail, lived with an abortion doctor, for many, many years.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087812/Rick-Santorums-wife-Karen-love-affair-abortion-doctor.html

4) Jesus warned us that the religious conservatives of his own time - the Pharisees - were "hypocrites." And indeed they are.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:39 PM

29. lolololol

They're both clowns.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:49 PM

30. Why do I not feel comforted

I don't believe a word any "Christian" fundie tells me. The second they're in power, look out.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:54 PM

31. somehow, I don't believe you...

you'd say anything for him....

and in light of what a deeply, devout Catholic he is, I'm a little concerned about his embrace of Opus Dei:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rick-santorums-journey-to-devout-catholicism-view-of-religion-in-governance/2012/03/16/gIQAj4NzNS_story.html?hpid=z2


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:15 PM

33. Doing nothing is what Ricky boy will "do"

 

He may do nothing pro-active against women, but his rhetoric has given the green light for the truly nut jobs of the GOP to start legislating every conceivable anti-women legislation possible at every level, from the local municipal to the federal. He will do nothing to stop or stymie them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:21 PM

34. Horseshit.

If that's true, Karen, tell your fucking husband to STFU about porn and condoms.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:27 PM

35. What will his supreme court nominees do?

What will his department secretaries and other appointed bureaucrats do?


Will he veto a repressive anti-woman bill? No, he'll do "nothing".



This is a steaming pile of bullshit. The Republicans have already proven they're willing to use the power of the government to enact Christian theocracy-based laws. And I'm suppose to believe they won't, just this once?

Bullshit@

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:29 PM

36. Whenever These People Say: "You Have Nothing to Fear"...

in reality, you have EVERYTHING to fear when they get elected. The proof is in the various Repubilcan controlled state houses around the nation.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:32 PM

37. Santorum wants to end Title X funding - contraception for 5 million

She must not have listened at all those debates

Title X provides access to birth control for 5 million people. Now. Today. Title X has been in place since 1970. Each and every GOP candidate has (now) promised to gut the program. Republicans have supported Title X in the past. Now they don’t. That’s a substantive, radical change in position, and one they should have to explain. I know, I know, it’s LOW INCOME people, so they’re invisible and it doesn’t really matter, but 5 million people is a lot of people. President Obama and Democrats in Congress support Title X. Romney and Santorum and Republicans in Congress don’t. That’s a choice Republicans made, and it’s not a rhetorical or political difference. It’s 5 million people, access to birth control. They have it now, and they will lose it if any Republican wins.
...
Excellent. Except, here is Santorum, five days later, at the Arizona presidential debate:

“As Congressman Paul knows, I opposed Title X funding. I’ve always opposed Title X funding, but it’s included in a large appropriation bill that includes a whole host of other things,” Santorum said.
“What I did, because Title X was always pushed through . . . I said, well, if you’re going to have Title X funding, then we’re going to create something called Title XX, which is going to provide funding for abstinence-based programs.”

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/03/20/she-must-not-have-listened-at-all-those-debates/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:32 PM

41. I intend to help ensure your statement is true, Karen...

...by doing my utmost to keep your Francisco Franco-wannabe husband out of office!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 03:20 PM

43. Doesn't it bother her that he wants

to stick his nose into the vagina of EVERY WOMAN IN THE US?!?! It sure as hell would bother me if my husband was that concerned about what goes into other women's vaginas.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #43)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 05:59 PM

44. Which is very confusing because he's so obviously closeted.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 07:00 PM

45. So, is Karen Rick's talking sock puppet???

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 07:36 PM

46. so, Mrs. Santorum, you're telling us that your husband is simply pandering

....again.......to the neanderthals of the party and that we shouldn't take anything he says at face value because he is a shamless panderer who can't be trusted. Thank you for your time today.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:00 PM

47. His words speak louder than your words, Karen. Why should we believe you and not him?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 12:40 AM

48. A family of nutjobs

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