Here’s a text of that insane rant against Obama by a retired teacher in South Carolina

Prospective Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz appeared the other day at some forum in South Carolina, the highlight of which was a rambling, barely coherent rant by some woman who identified herself as a retired teacher. From various media accounts, I’ve assembled this text of the woman’s argument: Senator Santorum, thank you for being here. I’m Virginia Ellisor, a retired schoolteacher, lifelong political activist, and lifelong resident of South Carolina. I’ll ask you the same question I asked Senator Cruz. I’ll preface it by saying—Michele Bachman, I think it was king said that Boehner made a deal. My question’s on defending this country. Thank you for what you do for national security. I’m concerned with sealing these borders and protecting United States. I’ve fought that battle all my life. And I’m losing, and it’s because I’m not getting help from my Congress. And anyway, Michele Bachmann and King, in an interview on one station said that Boehner made a deal with Obama back in September to be on board with his executive amnesty. The American people put Republicans back in office in the House and the Senate and the two things we asked y’all to do was shut down Obama’s executive amnesty and shut down Obamacare. And you didn’t. You let us down on both issues. Why is the Congress rolling over and lettin’ this Communist dictator destroy my country? Y’all know what he is and I know what he is. I want him out of the White House. He’s not a citizen. He could’ve been removed a long time ago. Larry Cleveland’s the one who got the judge to say that the executive amnesty is illegal. Everything he does is illegal. He’s trying to destroy the United States. The Congress knows this. What kind of games is the Congress of the United States playing with the citizens of the United States? Y’all need to work for us, not for the lobbyists that pay your salaries. Get on board. Well let’s stop all this and get save America. Y’know, what’s goin’ on Senator Santorum. Where do we go from here? Ted told me I’ve got to wait now till the next election. I don’t think the country will be around for the next election. Obama tried to blow up a nuke in Charleston a few months ago and the three Admirals and Generals. He has totally destroyed our military. He has fired all the Generals and all the Admirals who said they wouldn’t fire on the American people if they ask ’em to do so if he wanted to take the guns away from ’em. This man is a Communist dictator. We need him out of the White House now. And the Congress of the United States is the only one — we’ve lost our Congress. We’ve lost our executive. The really scary thing about this situation is that the woman quoted here is not all that unique among pathological Obamaphobes. Heaven help us. UPDATE:  Here’s a link to Eleanor Ellisor’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/virginia.ellisor. UPDATE II: Here’s a video of Eleanor’s rant and Santorum’s failure to take issue with her most outrageous claims:...

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Rick Santorum has nothing to say about gay marriage in his home state??

What’s going on here? Former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, the homophobe’s homophobe, seems to have been struck mute by Federal Judge John E. Jones’ ruling that strikes down a ban on gay marriage in Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania. HERE‘s the deal: The senator appeared on Fox News just minutes after the decision on Tuesday but didn’t address the matter. He tweeted voters to support his chosen primary candidate in Oregon, but couldn’t spare 140 characters to condemn the liberal social agenda coming to his home state. ThinkProgress made repeated requests for comment to Santorum’s organization — Patriot Voices — and his personal spokesperson over a period of two days, but did not receive a response. Any comment would prove undoubtedly awkward, since Judge  Jones was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2002, at the urging of Santorum, who described him as “highly qualified to assume the important role of Judge and the duty of protecting the Constitution and ensuring the effective operation of our judicial system.” Still, politicians rarely allow consistency to get in the way of political expediency and Santorum had plenty of opportunities to express disappointment with his nominee. But some Republican strategists suggest that Santorum’s choice to remain silent is indicative of the GOP’s decision to de-emphasize its rhetorical opposition to gay rights in an effort to attract younger and more moderate voters.  ...

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Rick Santorum likens Obamacare to the oppression Nelson Mandela opposed

It was inevitable, I suppose, that some right-wing wacko would find a way of using the death of Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela to smear Barack Obama and the signature achievement of his presidency. And HERE it is: As condolences and reflections followed the passing of Nelson Mandela, Rick Santorum linked the injustices the former South African president fought and Obamacare. “He was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives — and Obamacare is front and center in that,” Santorum said Thursday on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” In a segment about the divisions within the Republican Party, host Bill O’Reilly brought up the death of Mandela, saying that while he disagreed with him and called him a “communist,” he still respected the South African leader and wondered why the GOP couldn’t bring the same approach to its disagreements.  ...

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Good news: Looks like Rick Santorum will run for president again

Of all the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination last year — Romney, Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, et al — the most sanctimonious was Rick Santorum. As such, the former senator from Pennsylvania frequently was grist for this snarky blogger’s mill (see HERE). And now Santorum, by way of offering HIS ANALYSIS of Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, is sounding like a candidate for the GOP nomination in 2016: Santorum did not mention Romney, whom he challenged in the primaries, by name during a 21-minute speech in a dim ballroom at the Marriott (a company on whose board Romney sits). But there was no doubt who he was talking about. “When all you do is talk to people who are owners, talk to folks who are Type A’s who want to succeed economically, we’re talking to a very small group of people,” he said. “No wonder they don’t think we care about them. No wonder they don’t think we understand them. Folks, if we’re going to win, you just need to think about who you talk to in your life.” Trying to carve out a role as a leading populist in the 2016 field, Santorum insisted that Republicans must “talk to the folks who are worried about the next paycheck,” not the CEOs. “Our leaders don’t accurately reflect who we are,” he said. “They reflect the interest groups around here who are lobbying for an advantage. Everyone who is up here is wanting an edge for their company or their industry. We’ve got to get away from that.” (Snip) Mike Huckabee, who during his own 2008 run for president said that Romney “looks like the guy who fired you,” said that Republicans need to reach out more to “the average person Rick Santorum is talking about.” “He is so absolutely right,” the former Arkansas governor said. “The Republican message is often so horizontally presented that people often get lost in that spectrum.” Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg said Romney did not run on ideas, but Hallmark slogans. “He just seems fake, but that’s actually him,” said Goldberg. “Mitt Romney looks like the picture that came with the...

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Rick Santorum says TV sitcom “Will and Grace” gave rise to all this stuff about gay marriage

Even though his presidential ambitions came to naught, Rick Santorum is a gift that keeps on giving. [youtube]http://youtu.be/MjD13-s-etk[/youtube]

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