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Rick Santorum is a Horse’s Ass

Here is his quote:

President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard everyday and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor that (tries) to indoctrinate them.

Don’t we all want our children to go to college? Haven’t we learned that the majority of people who are unemployed are those with less than a college education? Our manufacturing jobs have gone overseas and they’re not coming back.

And, there’s a quote I want you to read:

“The unemployment rate among (the) non-college-educated is well into the double digits in America. It’s 4 percent or 5 percent for people who have college degrees.”

Who said that? Rick Santorum – the horse’s ass of the Republican Party. Surprised? I’m not. He can’t even keep his own quotes straight. In case you’re wondering, here are the breakdowns of the unemployment rates for January, 2012 by education:

Education Level Unemployment Rate
Less than High School 13.1%
High School/No College 8.4%
Some College / Associate Degree 7.2%
Bachelor’s and Higher 7.2%

How can you think anyone that wanting all of America to be college educated is a bad thing?

The HPV Vaccine – Colbert, Bachmann and Perry

This is a funny video and that’s all I’m going to say. No, wait – I think I will say more. Michele Bachmann is, perhaps, the scariest person on the planet, because she believes the crap she says. And, what she says is nothing but, well, crap.

Sarah Palin: “I think I can win”

Well, what she actually told a report for Newsweek was: “I believe that I can win a national election.”

I would add something to this, but it is just too ridiculous to ponder.  Even among Republicans, Palin is far below nearly every other candidate out there as their choice.  Even a FoxNews poll conducted in June shows Palin losing to Obama 56% to 35%.

Hey, I’d vote for her in the Republican primary – it would guarantee an Obama re-election.

To be fair, the poll showed Obama beating every Republican Candidate (Romney, Gingrich, Pawlenty).  I was surprised that the poll didn’t include Bachmann.

You know what the sad thing about Sarah Palin is?  Besides the fact that she is a quitter, having resigned from being governor, when she was governor of Alaska, she mostly made decisions that can best be described as middle of the road or centralist.  90% of our nation’s problems could probably be solved by moving to the middle.  However; to make a name for herself or to get the base all worked up or whatever the reason is, Palin dropped her center road and moved very far to the right – not as far as Bachmann, but farther over than the state of Alaska would’ve liked her to be.

This far move to the right is probably the largest reason she doesn’t stand a chance.  The far righters turn off the independents and there are not enough Tea Partiers in the nation to elect a president that is too far to the right.

So, maybe she thinks she can win, but the truth is; she cannot and she couldn’t.

Run, Sarah, Run!

Palin and Romney Top GOP Contenders for President

According to CNN, a Gallup Poll, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are the GOP’s top contenders for the Presidency.  Palin must be letting this go to her head because she’s going to rev up a bus and go on tour of the nation.  Here’s one thing with which Palin and I agree.  The best years of our nation are stretched out in front of us.  Here’s where we differ, if Sarah Palin is elected President, those days may never come.

According to the Poll, Romney has garnered “17 percent of Republicans and GOP leaning independents”, Palin has 15.  Quite frankly, people, that’s nothing to write home about.  15%?  Peanuts.  17% – not enough.  Besides, the position isn’t for President of the Republicans.  It is President of the United States.  Romney barely has a chance and Palin should save the bus fair.

Rick Santorum – South Carolina’s Choice for President

There are days that I honestly believe that Lincoln was wrong and we should’ve let the South succede. When I hear that Rick Santorum won a straw poll as South Carolina’s choice for the Republican nominee for President, it only strengthens that belief. The South has to overcome the image that it is full of nothing but dumb rednecks and, when they choose a man like Santorum, well, they’re not helping their cause.

Rick Santorum is so screwed up that he actually believes that one out of every three pregnancies end in abortion. He couldn’t be farther from the truth. His actual comment was this:

The reason Social Security is in big trouble is we don’t have enough workers to support the retirees. Well, a third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion, because one in three pregnancies end in abortion.

Here’s the thing, if Santorum had just ended his comment at the first sentence, I would be in agreement with him. We don’t have enough workers to support our retirees. When the unemployment rate is 9.2%, we don’t have enough people out there working. But, the reason we don’t have enough workers has absolutely NOTHING to do with abortion. We don’t have enough people employed.

Come to think of it, that still isn’t a very good argument, but it is better than his.

So, please, South Carolina, come to your senses. Don’t vote for this man. He’s missing the basic necessity for clear and logical thinking: a brain.

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