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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:03 PM

BREAKING: Santorum Pulls Out of U.S. Presidential Race

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Source: Reuters

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@Reuters: FLASH: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum to announce he will drop out of race - sources familiar with the decision.

Santorum pulls out of U.S. presidential race

Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:28pm EDT

By Patricia Zengerle

GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - U.S. conservative Rick Santorum dropped out of his presidential campaign on Tuesday after falling far behind front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican nomination.

The former senator from Pennsylvania said he was suspending his campaign, effectively ending his bid to be the Republican who will face President Barack Obama in the November 6 general election.

"We will never be a country that can go forward as a great and powerful country again unless we remember who we are and what makes us Americans. That's what our campaign was about," Santorum said in Gettysburg, near the Civil War battle site.

Santorum was lagging Romney in opinion polls and in the fight for the 1,144 party delegates needed to win the nomination.

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Rick Santorum Drops Out: GOP Presidential Candidate Suspends 2012 Campaign

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/04/10/rick-santorum-drops-out-2012-race_n_1415372.html?1334080993%20%20&ref=politics

In a surprise decision Tuesday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) will announce that he is suspending his presidential campaign, The Huffington Post's Jon Ward has learned and several other outlets have reported.

The Pennsylvania Republican had taken a break from the campaign trail for several days to tend to his ailing daughter, Bella. He had pledged to continue campaigning through the upcoming Pennsylvania primary. But the combination of his daughter's sickness and recent poll numbers showing him possibly losing his home state apparently prompted the early departure.

The announcement is expected to come during an address in Gettysburg, Penn. According to Yahoo! News, Santorum called Mitt Romney earlier in the day to inform him of his decision to suspend his campaign.

Santorum's decision removes any lingering doubt that Romney will end up the Republican presidential nominee. The former Massachusetts Governor held a seemingly insurmountable delegate lead prior to Santorum's departure, though his campaign was planning on spending between one and two million dollars against Santorum in Pennsylvania.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE8341DU20120410?irpc=932

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Hissyspit Apr 2012 OP
qanda Apr 2012 #1
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Hissyspit Apr 2012 #4
savalez Apr 2012 #37
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SunSeeker Apr 2012 #79
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:04 PM

1. Mittens it is!

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Response to qanda (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:34 PM

54. Mittens it always was n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

2. Suspend?????? Why cant they just use the word QUIT...



An MSNBC confirms.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

4. Campaign debt reasons.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:48 PM

37. You can still accept donations when you suspend.

You can't when you quit.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:07 PM

86. Presidential Election Campaign Fund (PECF)

You know that checkbox on the tax forms? If you quit you are not eligible to receive that money.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

3. If not for Newt the spoiler, Santorum would be the nominee...

...and President Obama would have won by twenty, instead of two points, more or less.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:00 AM

100. How neat is that?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:06 PM

5. I just heard it on the radio at work.

Color me surprised. He's such a RW fanatic that I thought that he would have gone on until the bitter end. If anything, I thought that Gingrich would have been the one announcing that he was "suspending" his campaign.

Ahhh, those crazy Republicans.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:13 PM

16. Gingrich is $4 million in debt

so I think he'll be the next one to bow out. He knows he hasn't a snowball's chance in hell, and ultimately, Newt's a pragmatist, despite his ideological blustering.

Looks like Romney is awarded the brass ring by default. That faint popping sound you hear; wingnut heads exploding. Heh.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:20 PM

19. Gingrich is vile, he might just stay in out of spite.

Loathsome creature that he is. The radio just said that Gingrich is campaining today, (Ron Paul too).

Apparently the media is waiting to hear Santorum speak any minute now. I assume that he's going to say that he's dropping out because of his family (specifically his daughte'r health issues).

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Response to Beacool (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:38 PM

31. An obvious deal: Gingrich drops out in exchange for Romney's help retiring the debt.

 

A genteel bribe, in other words.

It would make sense for both sides but you may well be right that Gingrich's personality wouldn't let him go that route.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:06 PM

6. Is this because of his daughter's illness ?

.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:08 PM

8. I'm thinking that too. (n/t)

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:08 PM

10. No, his!

 

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Response to greiner3 (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:26 PM

23. You got THAT right, Rick is very SICK!

 

He thinks America is where his phony religion should rule.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:54 PM

41. That's his story

and he's sticking to it.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:01 PM

44. They might have been given sad news. She may be sicker than we know.

My heart goes out to any family facing a child's serious illness and possibly her imminent demise. I can see how that would just stop him cold in his tracks. That, and dim prospects to win his home state. But even that must pale in comparison to a very sick child. I cannot imagine it

I want to be wrong...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #44)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:42 PM

58. Trisomy 18 is generally thought of as a condition incompatible with life.

As a volunteer, I work with families coping with neonatal loss. (I do photography for NILMDTS.org) This is one of the conditions for which we are routinely called to the hospital as soon as the mother goes into labor because the survival time is often measured in hours. The median survival time is under a week.

That she has survived more than three years doesn't make coping with the potential that death could come at any time it any easier, but it is an ever present concern that he decided he could cope with both on the campaign trail and as President (had he won).

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #58)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:51 PM

60. Thankyou Ms. Toad. You are doing wonderful work!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #44)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 05:24 PM

79. What I can't imagine is even running for office with a child that sick.

I can't even stand being at work if my 8 year old has a temperature. Same thing with Palin--I can't imagine running for VP, then doing her never ending bus/media tours leaving a Downs Syndrome baby at home. I guess megalomania trumps family values.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #79)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 05:30 PM

80. we were told that Todd was the load sharer par excellence. That was the shield for her to go

forth. Who knows the truth there...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #80)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 05:42 PM

81. The truth is she left him with a nanny.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20259357,00.html

"Extended family is in abundance, and while they have helped Sarah and Todd Palin raise their children – enabling her to serve as governor and pursue her political career last fall during the presidential campaign – the couple hired a Wasilla nanny to help out at home, the book reveals."

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #81)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:38 PM

90. Hey, she had a NANNY! She did indeed have help to raise her little boy! C'mon folks...

she's gotta problem...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #90)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:13 PM

96. She is a malignant narcissistic POS

 

Her kids don't matter to her, just her image. I'm not sure if you are defending her or being sincere that she has a problem and used a NANNY to raise her children. If you are defending her and the use of a NANNY, I think most people understand that people with money use them, but she is a colossal hypocrite for acting as mother Of The Fucking Year while she gave the day to day shit to a NANNY.

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #96)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 08:42 AM

97. OF COURSE, she's a hypocrite! I never believed her mommy stuff.

I think the Nieman Marcus episodes and the "I'm outta here" resignation and getting he hell out of Alaska showed her true colors for all to see. She ain't foolin' anybody...

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:09 PM

47. I think he's been pressured by the Party Machinery

.. to shut up and get in line before our side doesn't even HAVE TO run a campaign against Mittens, because what's left of his 'platform' and the GOP's voting base is in the toilet.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #47)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:22 PM

50. that would by my guess too

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:31 PM

66. This is because he's made his name recognition and ready for his Book Deal and Lecture tour

Santorum never wanted to win. He just needed a way to build up his name recognition so he can get the big bucks with book deals and lecture tour.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:07 PM

7. And I was so looking forward to the convention......

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:41 PM

57. hang in there--Newt's ego is still running! eom

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:08 PM

9. Finally listened to his wife.

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Response to slampoet (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:14 PM

101. she says he always pulls out too soon.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:08 PM

11. Thanks for the memories, Rick

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:08 PM

12. Looks like Santorum hit the wall. n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:09 PM

13. Who knows?

Maybe he thinks that he can get a spot on Mitt's short list for VP....hahahahahaha....

Sure, Rick....go for it, dude.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:10 PM

14. But, But,

 

Isn't it half time???????

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:43 PM

36. Frothy forfeited the game.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:11 PM

15. Bummer. I was hoping the GOP reality series wouldn't get cancelled midseason. n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:19 PM

17. Breaking news: Santorum's bank account swells! nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:22 PM

20. Bummer. I was enjoying this circus.

I wish his daughter well.

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Response to Jon Ace (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:28 PM

53. ditto n/t

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:25 PM

21. quitter

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:26 PM

22. Good. That settles it. Now the campaign season

begins in earnest.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:58 PM

84. It is time for the gloves to come off

For every right wing slander thrown at our President, we need to send back double.

When they question President Obama's place of birth, we question how Mitt stole his wealth.

When they level a question about Obama's faith in God, we hit mittens with the cult of mormon.

Bring up the subject of legislation, we go toe to toe.

If they want to use personal attack, we run Romney's face into the mud.

We are at war with these right wingers, and we need to win this one.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:27 PM

24. "I'm suspending my campaign." I guess that's sorta like, "Close cover before striking." nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:27 PM

25. ONLY BOTTOM LINE REASON He is doing this....

 

he has the latest polls, showing that he would have lost to Romney in PA.

Now, he can lose gracefully, and go home and continue to collect his taxpayer-funded lifetime Senate and House pension, limitless family medical insurance benefits, and actually get some idiot to write a book and make some $ on profits from that.

Oh, and any campaign debt, he can erase by 2015 and run again.

For all of these Rethuglicans, it always comes down to money as the bottom line.

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Response to SamG (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:32 PM

69. A year ago Santorum was a failed senator from Pennsylvania that hardly anyone remembered...

Santorum wasn't doing this to win presidency. He was doing this to increase his name recognition so he can get the big book deals and lecture money. And I'm sure there will be a SantorumPAC coming soon which will bring in the big bucks and allow him to setup a big salary for himself.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:32 PM

26. I still don't understand why he was allowed to run in the first place?

 

If you don't meet the qualifications for President, in this case refusing to take the oath, why isn't it illegal for him to run?

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Response to jenwilson (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:35 PM

28. I missed that, could you help us out? Was Rick not going to

 

take the oath of office?

I must admit, I didn't follow every nook and cranny of this religiously obsessive-compulsive man's campaign. What did I miss?

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Response to SamG (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:37 PM

71. He said his xtianism came first

 

And that he wouldn't honor any oath, including the ones he has already taken, if it conflicted with his wacky beliefs.

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Response to jenwilson (Reply #71)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 05:03 PM

77. Didn't he sign the oath pledge on same sex marriage?

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Response to jenwilson (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:36 PM

30. Huh?

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Response to jenwilson (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:49 PM

39. When did that happen?

 

I'm not entirely sure that it's a disqualification, even if he announced that wouldn't take the oath, but did he every say such a thing?

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Response to jenwilson (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:53 PM

40. The only Constitutional qualifications for the Presidency are to be at least 35 years old

and a citizen from birth.

Because there are no religious tests for office, including a willingness to take an oath, a new President would be allowed to make an affirmation, instead.

(As if Americans would ever elect a non-Christian to the Presidency in the first place.)

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Response to Bette Noir (Reply #40)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 08:59 PM

102. You missed the 3rd requirement: "...and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United

States."

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Response to jenwilson (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:12 PM

48. What are you referring to? He took the Oath of Office for other federal office before so what's the

big deal taking it?

But what is the source that he wouldn't take the Constitutionally-mandated Presidential oath. That doesn't appear to be credible information.

Interesting question about what happens in such a situition. Intuition says that that the Vice President (who is always sworn in just before the President) would ascend to the Presidency.

But on the technical side, doesn't the Constitution say words to the effect that you can't perform Presidential duties until after the oath, not that you aren't actually the President?

Politics aside, I wish only the best for his daughter

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:33 PM

27. You gotta wonder about someone who mentions, "moral fiber" and, "violent, radical Islam"

in the same speech.

Goodbye, Little Ricky, and please GO AWAY NOW.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:36 PM

29. Game on! Let's get this thing started.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:41 PM

33. Wow!!! Just think of all that money going against Obama now.

 

The haters will be coming out of the woodwork.

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #33)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:06 PM

46. It's going to get ugly, but the Obama campaign really hasn't had to

spend much at all yet, so hopefully they are ready for it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:39 PM

32. They've just removed Romney's hard drive and are reprogramming the new model

The new model will now deny saying anything the old model ever said, blaming it on faulty programming. Without Santorum in the race Romney can now be himself, which happens to be no one.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:42 PM

34. But wait, the NEWT will now rise in the polls!

 

getting almost 10% and promising to go all the way to the convention to have a floor fight.

Romney isn't out of the woods yet! He still has to appeal to the conservative voter. NO?

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Response to SamG (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:03 PM

45. Can you say "Dead Cat Bounce"?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:42 PM

35. Just like Herman Cain

 

Is his campaign still "suspended"?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:48 PM

38. At last! Proof there is a God!

That Santorum dude is a being of pure evil; I didn't want him anywhere near a possibility of becoming President.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:56 PM

42. Hillary "suspended" her campaign too

Does she plan to resume it anytime soon?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:58 PM

43. "Aborted" was, I guess, out of the question.

SO many jokes have died before being born. *sob*

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:20 PM

49. Wait, does that mean no more Republican debates?

Ah well, I guess there's always youtube. Rick Perry Gaffe (Epic Debate Fail)
&feature=related Why Ron Paul was BOOed CNN - 92% of Surveyed Afghans Hate our Freedoms

etc.

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Response to mahina (Reply #49)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:34 PM

55. Romney is perfectly capable of debating himself

I'm not sure if anyone has used these lines yet, and not with too much sarcasm either:

1) "Remember, Santorum was trailing all the Republican candidates before Iowa..."

2) "It's a miracle he got this far; he didn't have a prayer in December."

3) "I suppose winning his home state was just too big an obstacle to overcome..."

4) "Who will the Duggars vote for now?"

5) "Who will the Christian Right vote for now?"

Those just off the top of my head. Much better political comics will be hard at work all day writing this stuff up. After the cold open last Saturday Night Live, this week's show will be a Santorum bloodbath. I can only imagine how busy Colbert's and Stewart's writing staffs are today.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:26 PM

51. next job: televangelist

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #51)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:11 PM

64. What job will this guy have after this? I am serious...do the rw hire him to do something?

Will he have money left over to keep?




Tikki

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:40 PM

56. too soon Rick, but thanks for the memories

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:50 PM

59. damn...woulda been a lock for Obama with that nutbag running

not that another 4 years of Obama would do any of us any good but....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:55 PM

61. guess god wasn't on his side after all, LOL....

I wonder how he reconciles himself with that?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:55 PM

62. Much as I hate him politically, I wish his family well

With a child that sick, it's best that Daddy is at home; so he's doing the right thing from that point of view. Poor little thing. Wishing her all the best.

I am still just as against Santorum's vile mediaeval political views as I ever was.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:57 PM

63. Campaignus Interruptus

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:17 PM

65. Quick! Sell your sweater-vest industry stocks.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:31 PM

67. ahhhh, c'mon I needed my daily laugh.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:32 PM

68. Break out the snot rags and

crying towels!

Edit...the coward knew he was going to get beaten in his own state.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:34 PM

70. Comedians all over America are saddened at this news.....

 



- K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:43 PM

72. He pulled out?! But I thought he was against birth control. <nm>

nm

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:54 PM

74. They're positively rabid over at The Other Site.

 

Oh, but it's a glorious sight to see. The schadenfreude is delicious.

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Response to Jester Messiah (Reply #74)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:58 PM

83. I'm sure they have a back-up plan

I cannot donate my hard earned money to Romney the RINO. If Newt doesn’t get in, my remaining donation will go SarahPac.


Oh....

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Response to nxylas (Reply #83)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 10:54 AM

99. The Gnasty Old Party just needs to divorce and be done with it.

 

The bill for Reagan's Faustian bargain melding the religious crackpots and Wall Street pirates into one entity has finally come due, and destruction is imminent. They need to split into two parties, the Romnians on one side and the Santorumites on the other. Obama will easily win (as he would have anyway), but the faction that gets more votes can lay claim to be the "true" GOP.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:58 PM

75. In the Immortal Words of Bill Murray...

"Bye! I'm gonna MISS him!"

Seriously, I feel like the country just dodged a bullet.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 05:01 PM

76. buh-bye!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 05:24 PM

78. I was expecting this.

There was a ton of pressure on him to get out from GOP establishment.. plus the fact his numbers in PA were not looking good. How embarassing would that be to lose his home state.

He had a chance to win this thing but blew it with his extremist "righteous" comments.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:15 PM

82. Apparently pulling out doesn't count as contraception.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:01 PM

85. Typical right wing excuse - 'I have to spend time with my family'

When ever I here a Republican bailing out of an election to "Spend more time with my family" I start looking for the cover up from the scandal that ends their careerer.

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Response to GreydeeThos (Reply #85)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:51 PM

92. Exactly. His daughter was deathly ill when he STARTED his campaign.

Of course that's not the real reason. My guess is he just doesn't want to be embarrassed by losing his home state by double digits--he hurt his marketability at Faux News.

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Response to GreydeeThos (Reply #85)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:04 PM

94. It would be more accurate to assign decency and humanity to that house fly that is pestering you

 

than Rick Santorum.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:21 PM

87. Ah. Someone forgot to whip out this

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:26 PM

88. I suspect his polls finally "bottomed out" (nt)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:37 PM

89. He was never meant to be more than a diverson....

 

This is only Republican Theater.

This will be a brokered Republican Convention and Marco Rubio will (for sure) be the VP... no matter who is nominated.

Gen David Patreaus will be the nominee for POTUS..... and we will oficially be living in 1932 Germany.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:47 PM

91. what makes America a great and powerful country

is certainly not following your hysterical ass down the primrose path back to 1948.

Things is, a lot of folks who remembered those times aren't interested in going back--the young ones never went and they're not interested in the shut down society that used to be 1948 America.

Good riddance to bad rubbish. You never should have run in the first place. Go home and finish raising your children.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 08:32 PM

93. Go spend time with your dying daughter, rick, and stay out of public life.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:15 PM

95. ricky, ricky, ricky....

 

....when the going gets tough, you wimp-out?....what are all those northern god-pukes and baggers going to do now?

....you're a huge disappointment; it's not even the end of April and slick-willard, the rich wall-street Moron, has you pissing in your pants, quitting the race?....shame, shame, shame....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 09:02 AM

98. A loss for Santorum is a victory for humanity

The religious right are going to have a hard time rallying around Mittens. Thank you, fellow Americans, for not letting this douche win the nomination. Perhaps now we can have nice things.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 02:02 PM

103. Pulling out is not okay.

It's a license to do things in the political realm that is counter to the way things are supposed to be.

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