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Santorum Plugged Up by Romney!

pO157.

Posted to Politics on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 10:05:22 PM EST (promoted by port1080). RSS.

The twitterverse was atwitter over revelations that former Senator Rick Santorum had dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination. He had been in 2nd place in the hunt for delegates behind former Governor Mitt Romney. With his closest remaining rival out of the way, Romney is expected to begin pushing (more) toward the center while attempting to unify the party in a fight against Obama.

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Re: Santorum Plugged Up by Romney!

HidingFromGoro.

Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 11:09:15 PM EST

5.00 (funny)

What's the "center" that Romney is pushing towards?

Extrajudicial assassinations, endless wars, GITMO torture, bending over for banks, tax cuts, mercenaries, Paul Ryan's budget and the Heritage Foundation's health care plan?

Oh wait, that's the "extreme left" Obama- surely Romney and Obama can meet somewhere far to the right of that.

I got more styles than prison got bricks- ain't that some shit?

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Re: Santorum Plugged Up by Romney!

port1080.

Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 07:35:06 AM EST

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I think that Romney is actually a pretty centrist guy - HOWEVER - I don't think that he can afford to be a centrist.  Much like Bush II governed Texas as a centrist, but then was pretty darn conservative as a president (far more so than his father, anyway), I think we'd see the same thing from Romney - he'd face too much pressure from the rank and file to deviate too much from the party line.  At least for the first two years of his term, he'd have to throw them some red meat.  If that led to Democratic gains in the House and Senate in 2014, maybe we'd see some triangulation from 2014-2016, but if he's viewed as a weak president the threat of being primaried might even hold that in check.

Allons-y!

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Re: Santorum Plugged Up by Romney!

HidingFromGoro.

Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 09:24:24 PM EST

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So what about Romney is "centrist" as in to the right of Obama (leaving aside culture-war wedge issues)?

And what about Romney will be "conservative" as in to the right of his "centrist" stuff?

I got more styles than prison got bricks- ain't that some shit?

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zyxwvutsr.

Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 07:02:37 AM EST

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Centrist:

Pro-business
Anti-Obamacare
Anti-cap & trade
Wants a flatter, simpler tax code

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improper.

Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 01:15:08 PM EST

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Centrist:

Pro-business - Meaningless position, it's like being Pro-people. And anyway Obama has been business-friendly, more so than Bush.

Anti-Obamacare - he is certainly not against an individual mandate, matter of fact, he defended it.

Anti-cap & trade - He goes against his god, Reagan? Because Reagan sure had no problem with Cap-n-Trade.

Wants a flatter, simpler tax code - No he doesn't. Out of all his massive lies, this is probably Romney's biggest lie. He would love to keep the tax code the way that it is because it benefits him greatly. A complicated tax code is much easier in which to to hide your money and Romney would not like to lose that advantage.

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Re: Santorum Plugged Up by Romney!

port1080.

Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 07:45:48 AM EST

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A lot of the obits of Santorum's campaign that I've read coming from Republicans have said things like what an honorable and principled guy he was, and how he and his family sacrificed so much to serve the country...bullshit.  The guy decided to sacrifice his family's wellbeing to run a presidential campaign to serve his own political self interest.  He endorsed Arlen Specter back in the day, for chrissake.  He's been a lobbyist, a TV show talking head...this was about his own personal self-advancement as much as or more than anything else.  If he was really interested in serving the country, there were and remain plenty of other options that would have been about more than just fluffing his ego...particularly as it's been obvious from almost the beginning that he barely had a snowball's chance in hell to win the nomination, let alone actually win the presidency.  Dude's a selfish dick and he needs to STFU and get off the national stage now.  As my pastor always said when I was growing up, the best way to convince others to lead a moral life is to show, not tell (and certainly not to force).

Allons-y!

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Re: Santorum Plugged Up by Romney!

pO157.

Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 08:08:22 PM EST

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But his campaign slogan has "faith" in it!

America! I could teach you, but I'd have to charge.

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Santorum Withdraws!

Haggis.

Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 07:48:59 AM EST

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How frothy.

I am shitfitter; hear me roar.

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Ephraim Gadsby.

Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 01:24:38 PM EST

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Re: Santorum Plugged Up by Romney!

melon3g.

Tue May 01, 2012 at 04:26:17 AM EST

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It's interesting but also sometimes scary especially since these things are starting to show up in bathrooms in nightclubs and bars. You can't go anywhere without some type of stimulus coming at you but it's effective. but pregnancy at 40is very inportant topics for us.

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