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...

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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...

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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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The 2012 Republican presidential ticket that almost was

THIS would have been great fun: It’s one of the great untold stories of the 2012 presidential campaign, a tale of ego and intrigue that nearly upended the Republican primary contest and might even have produced a different nominee. As Mitt Romney struggled in the weeks leading up to the Michigan primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum almost agreed to form a joint “Unity Ticket” to consolidate conservatives support and topple Romney. “We were close,” former Representative Bob Walker, a Gingrich ally, said. “Everybody thought there was an...

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Rick Santorum says smart people will never side with America’s right-wingers

HERE‘s one for the books: Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum attacked the media and “smart people” for not being on the side of conservatives in a speech to the Values Voter Summit on Saturday. “We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country,” Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, told the audience at the Omni Shoreham hotel. “We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.” The media “doesn’t like the other side,” Santorum said. “And not...

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