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Santorum comes from behind in Alabama three-way

Discussion in 'The Soapbox' started by Ganymede, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Ganymede

    Ganymede Here we go!

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  2. Etch

    Etch My ears are burning...

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    Are you American or Canadian? I can't recall.

    Anyway, I'd love to bounce in on this but while I hear of things happening in the states regarding the primaries all over the American media I watch, it may as well be Greek to me.
  3. Commodore Kittenpaws

    Commodore Kittenpaws Fabulous he, Ali Ababwa

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    Ganymede is Canadian he rolls with that Peterborough crew.

    American politics for you foreigners:

    Santorum (adj.) - Appearing outwardly moralistic to hide a deep resentment of all humankind
    Gingrich (v.) - To peddle political influence for money; also (n.) a certain type of dutch auction of legislative votes to the highest bidder(s)
    Romney (n.) - A chance or opportunity; The Republicans might just have a Romney at winning this election
    Ron Paul (v.) - To undermine one's own values and ideology by sowing division among like-minded people
    Obama (n.) - Colloquial term used to describe the widely acknowledged failure of socialism (synonym of Europe)
  4. Etch

    Etch My ears are burning...

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    Heh. Well that's a thing I've noticed actually, there doesn't really seem to be a favourite, or at least from what I've seen. Judging by your handy reference I'm guessing Mitt is the one you have least problem with? Is it going to be the case of the lesser evil or is that just politics 101?

    Oh... so sorry to hear that.
  5. The Alpha and Omega

    The Alpha and Omega The Beginning and The End

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    Personally, I vote sketch for office. Damn our laws.
  6. Etch

    Etch My ears are burning...

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    I wouldn't make it past the call girl scandals.
  7. Commodore Kittenpaws

    Commodore Kittenpaws Fabulous he, Ali Ababwa

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    Romney's only problem is that he was the perfect candidate...up until the Republican primary. Then he started talking about how gay marriage undermines the family values of our society...kind of. And how abortion was wrong and he believes in the sanctity of all life...kind of. He was a Republican governor of Massachusetts which is kind of like (!) since that's one of the most liberal states. I see him as being the most moderate candidate from either party and someone who can actually build consensus in Washington (not just talk about building consensus during his campaign and then presiding over one of the most partisan, ineffectual Congresses in history).
  8. Ganymede

    Ganymede Here we go!

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    I'm a Canadian but my dad is an American citizen.

    Yeah it's true, although I should note that most of that crew is now living in places other than Peterborough and a chunk of it split off way back in the Old days due to intercenine warfare.

    I actually posted this mostly for the headline, which made me do a double-take and lol pretty hard. Perhaps this will help you get the joke:

    http://spreadingsantorum.com/

    In a nutshell, several years ago Santorum compared gay sex to bestiality, which irked semi-satirical sex advice columnist and gay rights advocate Dan Savage enough to launch a campaign to associate the Senator's name with something Satorum would find objectionable. (Satorum was singled out despite other Republicans saying nuttier things because he was the third-ranking member of the majority party in the Senate at the time.) Savage held a contest asking readers to submit distasteful definitions of the word "santorum". The winner is, uh, pretty disgusting, and has resulted in numerous jokes and plays on words. Jon Stewart recently made a pledge on his show to stop using it for cheap laughs, which held up until Santorum's apparently Google-impaired campaign put out this ad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtOcrS6axnE

    Stewart was like, "Come on! This is entrapment!"

    I don't think the partisanship of the Congress would get any better if the Democrats retook Congress (which they well might) and Romney won the presidency; even if they don't win Congress there's always the issue of the Senate, where majority means something different than it does in the rest of the universe. Democrats would be in no mood to play nice after the scorched earth total warfare the Republicans have engaged in over the past three years. I mean they are Democrats so you can never count out the possibility that they'll let themselves be rolled, but I don't know, after Bush and Iraq and then 4 years of complete, no-holds-barred obstructionism on a scale unprecedented in American politics, I just can't imagine them saying anything but, "Oh it's on." On the other hand if Obama is re-elected, Congress (whatever form it takes) will be on notice - the American people are behind this guy, and if they want to keep their seats in 2014 they'd better get behind him too.

    Also if it's cuts you want you should probably be hoping for a Republican congress (Democratic Congress would never do it) with a Democratic president (Republicans will make cuts, but they'll only do it when there's a Democrat in the WH to share the blame - see examples: Clinton, Bush II).
  9. Ade Of Stone

    Ade Of Stone James Burnett, Lord Monboddo

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