Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Buh Bye Ricky

A few Ricky Santorum quotes below, courtesy of the Guardian, but firstly just two talking points taken from Alternet article, Did Religious Right Leaders Spike Santorum's Campaign?

It was after reading this passage that, not having watched Santorum's departure speech, I would have asked of you the reader, he didn't, did he?

....Meanwhile, Santorum's three-year-old daughter, Bella, who suffered from a debilitating chromosomic disorder, was hospitalized for a second time on Friday, leading Santorum to explain his exit from the race as a family matter. "Good Friday was a little bit of a passion play for us with our daughter, Bella," Santorum said.

To listen to Santorum on Tuesday, you'd think that Bella's health was the only determining factor for his exit, but there were likely others, not least of them a new poll.....

But rather than ask the question of you, I did spend fifteen minutes of my life that I will never get back, and the answer? Yes. I shall say no more.

And of the other talking point, I don't really need to say much more on that issue, one underline doing the job quite adequately.

To some in the religious right, their desire for control of the Republican Party trumps a desire to see a Republican win the presidency. Should a moderate win the White House, then control of the party falls into more moderate hands. Some would likely rather have Obama to kick around for another four years while they marshal their forces within the GOP for a wide-open contest in 2016. And while Romney's current slate of positions is anything but moderate, he is not deemed a trustworthy carrier of the cause by those who would like to turn America's clock back to the days when only the rights of white men were assured. Article

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Rick Santorum: campaign in quotes

Republican bows out of race for presidential nomination after a fiery campaign that appealed to the party's right
Ben Quinn
10 April 2012

"You're not gonna use the pink ball. We're not gonna let you do that. Not on camera."

Santorum, as overheard by a Reuters journalist, intervening to stop a young Republican picking up a pink bowling ball.

"My concern is being in combat in that situation. Instead of being focused on the mission, they may be more concerned with protecting someone who may be in a vulnerable position, a woman in a vulnerable position."

On the reaction of male soldiers to women in combat roles.

"The reason was the British national health system. Since people have the dependency they are never ever really free again."

On why he believes Margaret Thatcher left office lamenting she had not matched the achievements of Ronald Reagan.

"Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that's OK, contraception is OK. It's not OK. It's a licence to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."

On birth control.

"All the people who live in the West Bank are Israelis, they're not Palestinians. There is no 'Palestinian'. This is Israeli land."

On the Palestinians.

"Is anyone saying same-sex couples can't love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?"

On gay marriage.

"Would the potential attraction to Mormonism by simply having a Mormon in the White House threaten traditional Christianity by leading more Americans to a church that some Christians believe misleadingly calls itself Christian, is an active missionary church, and a dangerous cult?"

On the religion of the Republican frontrunner, Mitt Romney

"The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs [US General Educational Development tests] move up the economic ladder is just wrong."

On unmarried mothers, taken from his book, It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good Gruniad


Anonymous said...

Political campaigns go American 'emo'!

What’s wrong with the Dutch Labour Party?

"It almost makes me want to say that if he didn’t have a disabled child, he wouldn’t have anything at all to say in his commercial."

Well said Chris Aalberts.

As for Sheila Sitalsing, pass the bucket.

Himself said...

Hi Maren, I nearly overlooked this one.

There's not much I can add really, other than anybody who ran such a sick fuck advert, he would be the last on my voting list.

Adverts aimed at dumb fuck Americans might be all very well, but I think as Europeans, we are a tad too sophisticated to swallow that kind of smarmy bilge.

Another word for you there.

I shall go down and check my post, who knows?

Himself said...

Thanks Chuck.

I can appreciate it if you wish to maintain your anonymity, but the £25 I am about to transfer to SSCS entitles you to a free Sea Shepherd T Shirt.

Let me know your wishes m'darlin'

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mel, but I'm sure you know someone who would like to have that T Shirt, it's my pleasure anyway. Zo gezellig, samen tuinieren. Maren

Himself said...

So cozy, gardening together, Indeed it is my precious.

Just posting this without logging in, isn't the anti-spam thing a pain?

Which has just failed, I think I need to log in.

Did you see the comment on the Richard Dawkins Post?

Quite amusing I thought.

Anonymous said...

Comment RD post, strange combination, HIV and the other "issues", gives a feeling of abuse of a serious illness, consciously or unconsciously, that is the question. about sharing "... because of my past experiences with other fake casters who could not bring my husband back to me ..."
Sounds like "Dear Prudie".

Well, let's face it, it's a worldwide spread phenomenon.

"A Dutch voodoo priest's claim he had a psychic vision of where Madeleine was buried. He confessed it had happened after he'd drunk two bottles of white rum."