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fencesitter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:49 AM
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Oh God. Santorum's written a book..
"U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum confronts liberalism as the primary source of America's troubles in his first book, It Takes a Family, an account of his conservative philosophy that has already become a campaign football.

Santorum takes on two-working-parent families, divorce, living together before marriage, public education and decades of "failed" liberal policies that he says have weakened the country's social and moral fiber. Conservatism and support for the traditional family would go a long way in curing society's ills, he wrote."

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/front/12070387....

"In far too many families with young children, both parents are working, when, if they really took an honest look at the budget, they might confess that both of them don't really need to, or at least may not need to work as much as they do," he wrote.

He went on to question why women find a career more gratifying and socially affirming than staying home with their children. "Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism," he wrote.

What a dipshit.
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:50 AM
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1. Is the cover a photo of a miscarried fetus?
He seems to get off on that :eyes:
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:05 PM
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20. That would have worked but the cover is...
like a stained glass window with the modern day family posed just like Jesus, Joseph & Mary. Kind of creepy. Just go to www.amazon.com and search for Rick Santorum. It's the first one that comes up. Read some of the reviews, there are some perfect anti-Santorum ones!
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:52 AM
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2. When they take a look at the federal budget
both parents realize they'll be working the rest of their lives
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:53 AM
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3. PLEASE DUers, I implore you not to buy this...
walking human excrement's book!!! He gets enough publicity, and, by extension, legitimacy from the media.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:57 AM
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8. LOL I think your plea is unnecessary. Can't imagine

DUers shelling out $$$ for Santorum's book.
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:53 AM
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4. he's a creepy nazi type.... one of those guys who's....
always clammy and has flesh like raw biscuit dough
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:55 AM
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5. It's a free country. I don't agree with him

on many issues but he has a right to express his opinions. Just like I have a right not to read his book.
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:56 AM
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6. Reminds me of a review I read of Ann Coulter's book, to paraphrase:
Santorum took that half a brain Rush Limbaugh keeps tied up behind his back and used it to write a book...
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:56 AM
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7. you should read the amazon.com reviews, they are hilarious
they cut Santorum down so bad. Harsh too. Harsh but funny.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:57 AM
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9. Actually, Santorum shot himself in the foot with this book.
I grew up in Pa. What he said in this book will stop 90% of all Pa women to vote for him!

Even in the rural areas of the state, Pa women don't believe in the "keep 'em barefoot and pregnant phylosophy" anymore!

Keep it up Ricky! You'll save Casey a lot of money!
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fencesitter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:13 AM
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13. I live in PA, and I hope you're right.
I can't understand how he could get re-elected in this state writing this sort of crap. Of course Toomey came too close to defeating Spector.
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devinsgram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:28 AM
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17. That was because Delay's group was shelling out the money
for his campaign trying to get those rightwing nutcases to get Spector out.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:37 AM
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18. I don't really hate Arlan. I know he's a Pub, but he's at least a
rational one. What have you heard about him lately? Every time I see him on TV, he looks worse. I feel bad for him. I honestly believe he may have to resign because of his health, but there's a good side to that, in that Rendell will get to appoint a replacement to complete Arlan's term.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:58 AM
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10. One could ask the last question about men as well....
Why do men find a career more gratifying and socially affirming than staying home with their children?

Maybe, just maybe, I could see a case made for having a single income family, but the notion that it has to be the male who has a career and the woman staying home playing the role of June Cleaver is just misogynistic.
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:14 AM
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14. Good question!
Something that irks me is when parents whose single income is high tell the rest of us "if we just looked at our finances" or "made a few sacrifices" or "get our priorities in line" we could make it as single income families too. Hello? Sen. Santorum, your single senate income is higher than both my husband's and mine combined and we live in a more expensive state than PA. I'd like to see you and your brood live on what MY husband makes as a temp with no benefits.

There are certainly advantages to having an at home parent, but obviously each family needs to weigh those against the costs.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:36 PM
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24. Who ever it is that is staying home
Should be the one who is best with the children, no matter who makes the most money...

If truth be told, that is....

Now I know a lot of women who are mothers that should have never been allowed to procreate. I would rather the person who is best with the kid's take the job....

HAving said that....

Officer Krupkie, both of my parents worked and I turned out okay.....
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:03 AM
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11. Reminscent of a Newsweek interview with Ralph Reed (I think)..
...that I read some years back.

Where he was talking about two-income families.

To paraphrase, in the interview he said that people just stopped buying a boat and luxury items, women wouldn't have to work.

My thought was: How fucking out of touch do you have to be to make that assumption. Most two-income families are doing so out of sheer survival and are just making ends meet, not buying big-ticket items.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:04 AM
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12. i see more divorce in the private baptist school
and in this area of texas, than i have seen in calif and reno nv. i am a liberal in a family with children. i challenge santorum to tell me he has a better family than i do. the arrogance of this man. dems need to hit this bullshit head on.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:17 AM
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15. And how many married women are on his staff?
Let's all call his DC and state offices and find out! And does he discriminate against divorced women?
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:24 AM
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16. Santorum doesn't have a clue about what it is like for working families in
this country.

"In far too many families with young children, both parents are working, when, if they really took an honest look at the budget, they might confess that both of them don't really need to, or at least may not need to work as much as they do," he wrote.

That sentence alone ought to kill any chance he had of reelection if his opponent runs any kind of competent campaign at all.

Suggest bumper sticker for PA Democrats:

It takes a voter...
to defeat Santorum.
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:44 AM
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19. What a dick......
Yeah, sure asshole! We'll drop down to one income so we can be further enslaved to your corporate contributors with no chance of getting ahead. That statement is infuriating - any suggestions as to how we can survive and save for two future college educations on $30,000 / year?

That bastard is so out of touch, I hope the Dems in PA realize what a gift Santorum's book is. They need to buy one copy and run commericials with those quotes over and over.
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FreeStateDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:24 PM
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21. My local library rates this on its "Hot Summer Read List," a real red area
Believe it or not I live in Maryland and I had to read the list twice before I could comprehend this book being recommended. There are only three democratic state represenatives in the four western counties yet Newt Ginrich showed up at a local repuke fund raiser to target these guys, but Chafee continues to represent RI and what is our leadership doing about "targeting" him?
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:12 PM
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22. santorum's written...
a load of shit between two pieces of pressed board :wtf:
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DemGirl7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:30 PM
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23. What a male pig he is....
He is a male pig, and lower than the scum in between the bathroom tiles. Who the hell does he think he is saying that I should stay at home and pop out babies...It's really hard to believe that there are still people out there that believe this shit. The more he opens his mouth the more I want to beat the living crap out of him. I feel so sorry for his kids,I'd rather be dead than have this shit forced down my throat.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:42 PM
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25. DON'T THESE F*CKS REALIZE
The GOD DAMNED repukes have been in charge for 25 freekin', god-damned years now!!!!

Any problems with today's society can be laid right at their stinking feet!!!!

Ah, but the f*ckin' big lie still keeps working....
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:49 PM
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26. Read some of the reviews at Amazon.com...
by people who have read the book. They're great! Bwahahaha! Except for one, who agrees with idiot Santorum's premises and then claims all the rest of the reviewers have not read the book. :shrug: Takes a nutjob to love one, I guess. :puke:
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splat@14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:53 PM
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27. Betcha he has a secret life as a pedophile, or is having an affair,
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 06:54 PM by splat@14
straight or even same sex. Anyone this fucked up generally has a dark secret life that is completely opposite of what he advertises in his "normal" life.
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DesEtoiles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:45 PM
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28. His wife has written equally revolting book on manners for children
called "Everyday Graces"


The implied message - every child raised by a non-wingnut-fundie family is a crude, disgusting little animal. If only they could be trained to behave as well as our wingnut children...
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DesEtoiles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:46 PM
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29. oh...and the intro for this kids' book is by Joe Paterno. how gross.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:40 PM
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30. Santorum can write? I didn't know he could read.
:dunce:
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:45 PM
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31. This is the best thing he could have done....at least for Pennsylvania 06
Put all your crazy, batshit ideas in WRITING...it'll make it so much easier to quote you during the campaign.

This is GOLD...I already sent the Pittsburgh Post Gazette article from yesterday with his 'bare foot and pregnant (& homeschooled)' rantings to professional executive women that I know. Guess what their responses are...FU Rick!!! You will NEVER get our votes. bwwaaahaahaahaahaa. :rofl:
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:06 PM
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32. does the book tell us how to rip off school district and pretend to
have a residence somewhere that you never live in in order to fund education at exclusive school elsewhere? Is there a chapter on that?
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:15 PM
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33. Bwahahaha...
:woohoo:

I'm sending the Amazon link to every Republican woman I know, the reviews are fab. Ricky just blew any chance he had at reelection.
Thanks for the post!!!

:rofl:
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:40 PM
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34. I just want to see him interviewed by Paula Zahn
How will she reconcile her pro-Republican bias with his obvious misogyny.
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:49 PM
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35. Welll, you know what they say about a thousand monkeys
and a thousand years: a book will come out of it somehow.
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midnight armadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:52 PM
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36. You know, there's this book called Mein Kampf...
...and its author blamed all of Germany's problems on the Jews.
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:11 PM
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37. You all HAVE to go to Amazon and read the reviews submitted by 'readers'
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 10:12 PM by CurtEastPoint
I don't know if any of these folks have read the book but what they wrote is hilarious! Check it out!!!
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:41 PM
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38. Sexism and Homophobia.
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