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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Just how deep is the Santorum?   (ajc.com) divider line 158
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2012-02-14 04:41:28 PM  
Balls.
 
2012-02-14 04:43:26 PM  
Elbow deep inside the borderline.
Show me that you love me and that we belong together.
 
2012-02-14 04:46:27 PM  
From the article, I'd say just the tip.
 
2012-02-14 04:49:53 PM  
'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but 'tis enough
 
2012-02-14 04:59:43 PM  
Even among Republicans, one in five told Pew they didn't know enough about Santorum...

80% of Republicans can identify santorum when they see it. That's reassuring.
 
2012-02-14 05:34:33 PM  

flaEsq: Even among Republicans, one in five told Pew they didn't know enough about Santorum...

80% of Republicans can identify santorum when they see it. That's reassuring.


I'm concerned that 20% of Republicans can't use Google. We really need more tech education
 
2012-02-14 05:41:14 PM  
Knee deep in the Santorum.
 
2012-02-14 06:37:43 PM  

Aarontology: Elbow deep inside the borderline.
Show me that you love me and that we belong together.


It's... not enough.
I need more.
Santorum means I'm satisfied.
I said,
I don't want it.
I just need it.
To leak, to drip, to run down my thigh.
 
2012-02-14 07:07:38 PM  
Hey Rmoney- this is how bad people dislike you. They're willing to try on santorum again.

Ewwwww. I'm going to go change my armor.
 
2012-02-14 07:07:44 PM  
k.wigflip.com
 
2012-02-14 07:08:05 PM  
How many licks does it take to get to the frothy center of an unhinged religious nutjob?
 
2012-02-14 07:22:03 PM  
i.i.com.com (new window)
 
2012-02-14 07:29:49 PM  
This meme will never die, and I love it.
 
2012-02-14 07:32:31 PM  
Santorum will last till his bubble bursts and interest drains away.
 
2012-02-14 07:36:14 PM  

Worth noting Obama not srsly campaigning yet.

- Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 14, 2012
 
2012-02-14 08:16:15 PM  
k.wigflip.com
 
2012-02-14 09:48:59 PM  
Enough to make squishy sounds in your boots.
 
2012-02-14 09:58:02 PM  
I was eating dinner while watching the local news and they had the headline up "Surging Santorum". I went "Ewwwwwwwwwww" and almost threw up on my dinner plate.
 
2012-02-14 10:31:45 PM  
Vaginormous.
 
2012-02-14 10:34:35 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: [i.i.com.com image 620x271] (new window)


So if the election was to happen RIGHT NOW.....

We'd still have Obama as President. Man, that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. And also about ten times safer.
 
2012-02-14 10:36:06 PM  
Dick Santorum
 
2012-02-14 10:38:01 PM  
I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?
 
2012-02-14 10:38:44 PM  

colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?


"Santorum: The frothy mix of feces and...." you know the rest.
 
2012-02-14 10:39:09 PM  

Goodfella: Dick Santorum


before he Dicks you
 
2012-02-14 10:39:34 PM  

Goodfella: Dick Santorum


D:
 
2012-02-14 10:41:20 PM  

manwithplanx: I'm concerned that 20% of Republicans can't use Google. We really need more tech education


If it ain't in a chain email, it ain't worth readin'.
 
2012-02-14 10:42:30 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Dusk-You-n-Me: [i.i.com.com image 620x271] (new window)

So if the election was to happen RIGHT NOW.....

We'd still have Obama as President. Man, that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. And also about ten times safer.


And Obama hasn't even started seriously campaigning.
 
2012-02-14 10:42:57 PM  

colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?


From the mouth breathers that will vote against their own self interest because of hate.
 
2012-02-14 10:43:05 PM  
Quite.
 
2012-02-14 10:45:50 PM  

krelborne: manwithplanx: I'm concerned that 20% of Republicans can't use Google. We really need more tech education

If it ain't in a chain email, it ain't worth readin'.


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2012-02-14 10:47:42 PM  

colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?


Old white men turn out to caucuses. No one else does.
 
2012-02-14 10:50:47 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Worth noting Obama not srsly campaigning yet.- Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 14, 2012


I vaguely remember reading an article in Time or Newsweek in late spring or early summer 1972 titled: 'Where is Nixon?' because he even left the White House to campaign in any meaningful way..

Why should he? The Dems were self destructing just fine without any help at all from him.

He didn't win by a landslide in 1972 because of deep inside information he had on the Dems, he won by a landslide because as unappealing as Nixon was there was no sane alternative (all due respect to the late, great George McGovern who got jobbed by Bob Novak').

This has really felt ALOT like that from the beginning.
 
2012-02-14 10:53:51 PM  
www.statesofmind.ca

Back from a rally.
 
2012-02-14 10:54:50 PM  
It seems that republican candidates are kind of like wackamole lately.
 
2012-02-14 10:55:51 PM  
Done in one
 
2012-02-14 10:59:09 PM  
I give him another 2-3 months before the inevitable drug-fueled gay orgy scandal breaks out.

And let's be honest: we know drugs were involved because no sober person would have sex with this loser.
 
2012-02-14 10:59:47 PM  

Calmamity: Balls.


I voted funny.


/and now i'm sore
 
2012-02-14 11:01:30 PM  
How much of this is an attempt by the media to keep the horse race alive?
 
2012-02-14 11:01:33 PM  
The Santorum (new window) may not be very deep now, but I intend to plunge onward to see what I can loosen up.
 
2012-02-14 11:04:34 PM  
www.ajc.com

Fleabagger?
 
2012-02-14 11:05:21 PM  

MFAWG: I vaguely remember reading an article in Time or Newsweek in late spring or early summer 1972 titled: 'Where is Nixon?' because he even left the White House to campaign in any meaningful way..


IIRC, Nixon (who had more grace and respect than any Republican currently in the race) felt it was bad form for the president to be out glad-handing and campaigning when there was a war going on.
 
2012-02-14 11:10:15 PM  

bravian: colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?

Old white men turn out to caucuses. No one else does.


That has absolutely not been my experience, and I've been attending caucuses for over 30 years.
 
2012-02-14 11:10:33 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: [i.i.com.com image 620x271] (new window)


That's encouraging, but one thing I have learned from Nate Silver is that polls of 'registered voters' are less reliable than ones of 'likely voters'. Take from that what you will.
 
2012-02-14 11:22:28 PM  

Shaggy_C: [www.ajc.com image 600x400]

Fleabagger?


Nobody uses that term except derpers. It's the conservapedia of insulting nicknames.
 
2012-02-14 11:22:42 PM  

BMulligan: That has absolutely not been my experience, and I've been attending caucuses for over 30 years.


Republican or Democrat?
 
2012-02-14 11:30:32 PM  

BMulligan: bravian: colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?

Old white men turn out to caucuses. No one else does.

That has absolutely not been my experience, and I've been attending caucuses for over 30 years.


You just thought they were caucuses. The real ones are held in secret. Wake up.
 
2012-02-14 11:31:07 PM  
The crap he's said over the years will make for some great attack ads. The Democrats will lay it thick with the stuff that's come out of his mouth. This guy just oozes sleaze. I don't see how he'll have the money to respond but he'll give it a shot regardless. If he wins the nomination, it will leave a stain on the Republicans that will stay for a while. I guess we'll have to sit on our asses and wait to find out who comes out on top.
 
2012-02-14 11:32:06 PM  
After this election, Republicans will be clamoring to pass the DISCLOSE act, and paint the Democrats as the evil ones to get support.
 
2012-02-14 11:35:38 PM  

orangehat: If he wins the nomination, it will leave a stain on the Republicans that will stay for a while. I guess we'll have to sit on our asses and wait to find out who comes out on top.


We've seen this shiat, like, six times already. Santorum isn't going to win the nomination for the same reason that Bachmann didn't, Cain didn't, Gingrich didn't, Perry didn't, Paul didn't, and Gingrich didn't again. The money has chosen Romney, and so it's Romney. Hell, Romney's farking name is just an anagram for "money" with an "R" out front.
 
2012-02-14 11:39:52 PM  
Money (R)
 
2012-02-14 11:47:08 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: MFAWG: I vaguely remember reading an article in Time or Newsweek in late spring or early summer 1972 titled: 'Where is Nixon?' because he even left the White House to campaign in any meaningful way..

IIRC, Nixon (who had more grace and respect than any Republican currently in the race) felt it was bad form for the president to be out glad-handing and campaigning when there was a war going on.


I'd guess that if Mitchell and Nixon had ever felt any serious pressure, they'd have pulled out all the stops.

It's telling that the current collection of greedheads, sociopaths, and just plain old bigots makes one remember Nixon somewhat fondly. Not one of these guys are fit to carry his jock.
 
2012-02-14 11:47:23 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Hell, Romney's farking name is just an anagram for "money" with an "R" out front.


MY GOD. It... it all makes so much sense now!
 
2012-02-14 11:49:55 PM  

orangehat: The crap he's said over the years will make for some great attack ads.


You could even limit it to the crap he's said in the past 24 hours, you'd still have great attack ads.
 
2012-02-14 11:51:37 PM  
I would love to believe that Rick Santorum will become the eventual Republican nominee. I really would.

But he won't.

Santorum faces the same problem that all of the rest of the "surging" Republican candidates have faced; namely, that most of the electorate knows little to nothing about him other than the fact that he isn't Mitt Romney. They've heard from talk radio / Fox News / church / etc. that he's more conservative than Romney, and they're voting for him on that basis. But they really don't know much else about him.

The problem is that Santorum is going to come under attack from both the right and the left. In particular, his extreme positions on social issues are a bridge too far for even most Republicans. This is the guy who has denounced birth control as something which leads to deviant sex. He's said that the government belongs in people's bedrooms. He believes that a pregnancy which results from a violent rape is a "gift from God". He has a well-documented and long history of anti-gay rhetoric. And I'm just getting started.

Most of the general electorate really doesn't pay much attention to politics. As a result, most of the GOP primary voters aren't aware of these controversial stances. And as much as we like to make fun of Republican voters here on Fark for being troglodytic knucklebreathers, I would venture a guess that only a small minority of registered Republicans actually agree with Santorum's positions on these issues.

So people don't know Rick Santorum. But mark my words, they will.

And it's unfortunate, because when all of the dust has settled, we'll be left with (guess who?) Mitt Romney. Bank it.
 
2012-02-14 11:53:07 PM  
TFA: He's still lacking in organization, a month and a half into the primary season.

Santorum has had almost 10 months to get his campaign together - he took part in the first Republican presidential candidate debate back in May 2011. If he still doesn't have any organization at the state level after this long, he shouldn't be President.
 
2012-02-14 11:58:19 PM  

quizzical: Santorum has had almost 10 months to get his campaign together - he took part in the first Republican presidential candidate debate back in May 2011. If he still doesn't have any organization at the state level after this long, he shouldn't be President.


I don't believe he's on enough state's ballots to win clean.
 
2012-02-14 11:59:44 PM  
I was just trying to crap in as many "Santorum" related words as I could into a short post without referring to him being happy that he won the "cock-asses."
 
2012-02-15 12:02:01 AM  
"He refuses to hire a pollster and pledges to campaign from his gut."

If true (ie. he doesn't use a pollster out of principal, not lack of funds) then he has my grudging respect in this small area. Too many pols rely on focus groups to tell them what to say and how to say it. What's right isn't always popular, and what's popular isn't always right blah blah blah.

Of course that's about the only thing, I'd be tempted to punch him in the face if I ever met him.
 
2012-02-15 12:09:47 AM  
Is your Santorum that deep?

I really need to learn

'Cause we're living in a world of fools

Breaking us down

When they all should let us be

We belong to you and me

==

/Rick comes to me on a summer breeze....
 
2012-02-15 12:21:26 AM  

colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?


His crazy cult leader wears a funny hat and has been deemed acceptable by the other crazy cults that dominate the Republican Party. It wouldn't be a good idea to have a really crazy cultist like Romney in power.
 
2012-02-15 12:25:13 AM  

BMulligan: bravian: colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?

Old white men turn out to caucuses. No one else does.

That has absolutely not been my experience, and I've been attending caucuses for over 30 years.


What can I say? Santorum loves the caucus.
 
2012-02-15 12:33:51 AM  
When the Santorum campaign finally comes to an end, the butthurt - not to mention the skidmarks - will be epic.
 
2012-02-15 12:39:25 AM  
Ricky had a fetus on his mantel shelf
He was that little somethin' that he did for himself
His family secret didn't hurt nobody
Come the afternoon he'd take him wadin'

Waist deep in the Santorum
Waist deep in the Santorum
You start out standing but end up crawlin'

Got in some trouble and needed a hand from a friend of mine
This old friend he had a figure in mind
It was nothing illegal just a little bit funny
He said "C'mon don't tell me that Romney don't know
Sooner or later it all comes down to money"

And you're waist deep in the Santorum
Waist deep in the Santorum
You start on higher ground but end up crawlin'
 
2012-02-15 12:45:13 AM  
www.freeladders.com
 
2012-02-15 12:47:34 AM  
i1140.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-15 12:53:39 AM  
Santorum possibly becoming the GOP candidate is Obama's dream come true. While Romney would be "Obama-lite" in many ways, which is why it would be a closer race... Obama will wipe the floor with Santorum in every state except where being a ultra-ring wing Christian who wants to control your pants plays well, which is only around 100-150 E.V.

Romney needs to win reverse the polling in Michigan though, because if he loses to Santorum in Michigan going into Super Tuesday, he is really going to be behind the eight ball, at least in perspective. About the only thing helping Romney is that the race is backloaded to where some pretty "liberal GOP" states vote very late... April 24 is a big "Super New England" primary with NY, Conn, Delaware, RI and Pennsylvania, with 200 E.V., and June 5 is California, NJ and New Mexico, which have combined around 245 delagates. Even if Santorum is ahead at that point, I think they'll both be around 700-800 delagates, and Romney "should" do better in those states than Santorum, who is basically going to carry most everything between the coasts I think.
 
2012-02-15 12:56:05 AM  

Somacandra: Is your Santorum that deep?

I really need to learn

'Cause we're living in a world of fools

Breaking us down

When they all should let us be

We belong to you and me

==

/Rick comes to me on a summer breeze....


The only funny thing I could have ever said, and you had to to post it.
/I guess it's time to pack it in
//santorum!
 
2012-02-15 12:58:23 AM  

MFAWG: Dusk-You-n-Me: Worth noting Obama not srsly campaigning yet.- Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 14, 2012

Nixon didn't win by a landslide in 1972 because of deep inside information he had on the Dems, he won by a landslide because as unappealing as Nixon was there was no sane alternative (all due respect to the late, great George McGovern who got jobbed by Bob Novak').

Nonagenarian George McGovern is still alive and by the way, beat Nixon in 1972. OK, he doesn't turn 90 until July, but he's almost a nonagenarian.

 
2012-02-15 01:07:04 AM  

dletter: Santorum possibly becoming the GOP candidate is Obama's dream come true. While Romney would be "Obama-lite" in many ways, which is why it would be a closer race... Obama will wipe the floor with Santorum in every state except where being a ultra-ring wing Christian who wants to control your pants plays well, which is only around 100-150 E.V.

Romney needs to win reverse the polling in Michigan though, because if he loses to Santorum in Michigan going into Super Tuesday, he is really going to be behind the eight ball, at least in perspective. About the only thing helping Romney is that the race is backloaded to where some pretty "liberal GOP" states vote very late... April 24 is a big "Super New England" primary with NY, Conn, Delaware, RI and Pennsylvania, with 200 E.V., and June 5 is California, NJ and New Mexico, which have combined around 245 delagates. Even if Santorum is ahead at that point, I think they'll both be around 700-800 delagates, and Romney "should" do better in those states than Santorum, who is basically going to carry most everything between the coasts I think.



I'm still hoping for brokered convention. Your analysis may be correct except that in most of the states we now get proportional delegates which means that if RON PAUL keeps getting 15% of the vote and in some cases like Maine pulls out near wins meanwhile old Newt has a few delegates then neither of the other two get 50% total and the whole thing goes into bargaining at the convention.

/I know not likely but we can hope.
 
2012-02-15 01:08:04 AM  

Kevin72: George McGovern is still alive and by the way, beat Nixon in 1972..


Turtledove like typing detected.
 
2012-02-15 01:16:13 AM  
Amazing, just 2 months ago ask anyone on the street who Santorum is and they'd be like "who"?*



*offer doesn't apply in Pennsylvania
 
2012-02-15 01:28:04 AM  

bravian: BMulligan: That has absolutely not been my experience, and I've been attending caucuses for over 30 years.

Republican or Democrat?


Republican in 1980 (John Anderson was the man!), Democrat since then.
 
2012-02-15 01:29:19 AM  
Brandent brokered, Ron Paul, 15%

Romney is buddies (or whatever you call a relationship between a Robot and an Earthling) with Ron Paul. That's why both never say anything negative against each other. All Ron Paul delegates r belongz to R-money for whatever deal Ron Paul wants. There can still be a brokered convection if RON PAUL + R-money
 
2012-02-15 01:33:39 AM  
Don't know why the last line got erased. There can be a brokered convention if RON PAUL + R-money
 
2012-02-15 01:36:03 AM  
WTF? if RP + R-money is LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT.
 
2012-02-15 01:39:13 AM  
Look. Guys. This dude could be our next President.

What's the worst he could do?
 
2012-02-15 01:47:17 AM  

Kevin72: Brandent brokered, Ron Paul, 15%

Romney is buddies (or whatever you call a relationship between a Robot and an Earthling) with Ron Paul. That's why both never say anything negative against each other. All Ron Paul delegates r belongz to R-money for whatever deal Ron Paul wants. There can still be a brokered convection if RON PAUL + R-money is LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT.


That assumes that the RON PAUL delegates will actually agree to support R-money, and getting true believers, many of whom hate R-money, to do the politically pragmatic, smoke-filled room thing is going to be easier said than done.
 
2012-02-15 01:55:38 AM  
Thankfully, not very. It's very telling that the GOP base waited to even consider him as the flavor of the week until after they were quite sure that Gingrich was still a vile little creature.
 
2012-02-15 02:04:04 AM  

Kevin72: WTF? if RP + R-money is LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT.


GOD HATES TAGS

\you used an html tag
 
2012-02-15 02:05:04 AM  

culebra: Thankfully, not very. It's very telling that the GOP base waited to even consider him as the flavor of the week until after they were quite sure that Gingrich was still a vile little creature.


At this rate the GOP base will attempt to see if they can get Obama to run on their ticket. After all, he's the only candidate who can beat Obama.
 
2012-02-15 02:05:31 AM  
DUMPRICK
 
2012-02-15 02:07:56 AM  

PonceAlyosha: culebra: Thankfully, not very. It's very telling that the GOP base waited to even consider him as the flavor of the week until after they were quite sure that Gingrich was still a vile little creature.

At this rate the GOP base will attempt to see if they can get Obama to run on their ticket. After all, he's the only candidate who can beat Obama.


Sorry I messed that up, Obama is currently tied with Obama.
 
2012-02-15 02:13:52 AM  

Calmamity: Balls.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-02-15 02:26:11 AM  
rynthetyn I would think that Ron Paul fans would hate Frothy and TeH Grinch more than the Rombot. And that if RON PAUL asked the delegates to vote for The Rombot they would.
 
2012-02-15 02:27:59 AM  
I really need to know...

www.sweetslyrics.com
 
2012-02-15 02:32:22 AM  

2wolves: Kevin72: WTF? if RP + R-money is LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT.

GOD HATES TAGS

\you used an html tag


Doing all this on my cellphone. I guess using my phones symbol to get the less than sign activated the tags function. Anyway, I'll favorite you with the message "God hates tags" as a reminder.
 
2012-02-15 02:34:32 AM  

Kevin72: rynthetyn I would think that Ron Paul fans would hate Frothy and TeH Grinch more than the Rombot. And that if RON PAUL asked the delegates to vote for The Rombot they would.


I think that if RON PAUL asked them to vote for Romney, they'd conclude that he was being forced to do so under duress and decide that ignoring the request is what he'd really want. Plus, most Paulistinians don't have any real loyalty to the party, their loyalty is to RON PAUL, which makes them a difficult to control wild card.
 
2012-02-15 02:48:29 AM  
rynthetyn Like you say, "who knows what lurks in the minds of the RON PAUL delegates at a brokered convention". In this case, not even The Shadow knows. And it will be brokered. Romney is zero degrees Kelvin in the midwest, about to fail in Michigan where Romney lived his first 17 years and even Democrats will cheerfully say that his father was an excellent Republican governor.
 
2012-02-15 02:52:00 AM  

Somacandra: Is your Santorum that deep?

I really need to learn

'Cause we're living in a world of fools

Breaking us down

When they all should let us be

We belong to you and me

==

/Rick comes to me on a summer breeze....


There was a video link on Fark last year, with a Death Metal band covering that song, but someone combined it with old Bee Gees footage to make it look like they were still singing it. I can still hear the chorus..
 
2012-02-15 02:53:23 AM  
fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net
 
2012-02-15 02:54:59 AM  

Kevin72: rynthetyn Like you say, "who knows what lurks in the minds of the RON PAUL delegates at a brokered convention". In this case, not even The Shadow knows. And it will be brokered. Romney is zero degrees Kelvin in the midwest, about to fail in Michigan where Romney lived his first 17 years and even Democrats will cheerfully say that his father was an excellent Republican governor.


In any case, it's going to be awfully entertaining in Tampa this year.
 
2012-02-15 03:12:02 AM  

Kevin72: Doing all this on my cellphone. I guess using my phones symbol to get the less than sign activated the tags function. Anyway, I'll favorite you with the message "God hates tags" as a reminder.


The non-congregation of the East Borough anti-Baptist un-Church appreciate the kind thought.
 
2012-02-15 03:36:22 AM  
Damn, all that Santorum being spread everywhere. Yo, best be wearing yo' jimmy cap, homie g
 
2012-02-15 03:41:16 AM  

Kevin72: Brandent brokered, Ron Paul, 15%

Romney is buddies (or whatever you call a relationship between a Robot and an Earthling) with Ron Paul. That's why both never say anything negative against each other. All Ron Paul delegates r belongz to R-money for whatever deal Ron Paul wants. There can still be a brokered convection if RON PAUL + R-money


29.media.tumblr.com
You rang?
/old numbskull and evil robot, unite!
 
2012-02-15 03:56:41 AM  

Somacandra: 'Cause we're living in a world of fools poo


FTFContext

/Curse you for beating me to the song though
 
2012-02-15 04:48:32 AM  
farm6.static.flickr.com
THE SANTORUM MUST FLOW!
 
2012-02-15 04:57:48 AM  

propasaurus: Knee deep in the Santorum.


Wasn't that a Jefferson Starship song?
 
2012-02-15 05:03:40 AM  
I really do think Santorum or Gingrich will get the nomination, if one of them drops out soon. The GOP has a real problem with Romney, unfortunately.
 
2012-02-15 05:40:09 AM  

ReluctantPaladin: What's right isn't always popular, and what's popular isn't always right blah blah blah.


All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost
Santorum on your cock may taste bitter
Then something that rhymes with lost, like bossed or accost.
 
2012-02-15 05:43:28 AM  
None more Santorum.
 
2012-02-15 05:50:37 AM  
As deep as Marcus Bachmann wants it to go.

Who do you think comforted Frothy when he got curb-stomped in Iowa?
 
2012-02-15 06:02:16 AM  
Obama

2nd Daylight
 
2012-02-15 06:13:40 AM  
This thread needs more Tool lyrics.
 
2012-02-15 06:19:02 AM  
i.thestreet.com

We're through the looking glass here, people.
 
2012-02-15 06:23:20 AM  

herrDrFarkenstein: [i.thestreet.com image 500x350]

We're through the looking glass here, people.


Who the hell thinks "I want to dress like him!"?
 
2012-02-15 06:40:12 AM  

Alphax: herrDrFarkenstein: [i.thestreet.com image 500x350]

We're through the looking glass here, people.

Who the hell thinks "I want to dress like him!"?


C'mon.For just a one hundred dollar donation, you too can look like the businessman trolling for a reacharound at Big Rod's Mine Shaft, but who acts like he just came in to ask for directions to the interstate.
 
2012-02-15 06:47:59 AM  
Wow, if I had had to bet on whether I would find a Fark headline today with both the words 'Santorum' and' Deep' in it I would have lost money.
 
2012-02-15 07:02:43 AM  

BMulligan: bravian: colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?

Old white men turn out to caucuses. No one else does.

That has absolutely not been my experience, and I've been attending caucuses for over 30 years.


My wife went to her first town caucus last week in MA (D, natch). They needed 9 men, 9 women, and three alternates. They got 9 men and 7 women. Not sure how that compares to previous years, but my wife is excited about Warren.
 
2012-02-15 07:05:17 AM  

Alphax: Who the hell thinks "I want to dress like him!"?


bastardlogic.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-15 07:11:51 AM  

propasaurus: Knee deep in the Santorum.


And the Big Fool says to push on.
 
2012-02-15 07:15:25 AM  

Kevin72: rynthetyn I would think that Ron Paul fans would hate Frothy and TeH Grinch more than the Rombot. And that if RON PAUL asked the delegates to vote for The Rombot they would.


If RON PAUL told his followers to jump off a cliff, most of 'em probably would.
 
2012-02-15 07:17:59 AM  

cc_rider: Kevin72: rynthetyn I would think that Ron Paul fans would hate Frothy and TeH Grinch more than the Rombot. And that if RON PAUL asked the delegates to vote for The Rombot they would.

If RON PAUL told his followers to jump off a cliff, most of 'em probably would.


Dammit, then someone should start trying to convince him to do just that will win him the nomination. Kill 2 birds with one stone!
 
2012-02-15 07:21:39 AM  
The clown won a few meaningless primaries/caucuses...

The knuckle-dragging regressives in the Base love him, but once the average American hears his regressive fundamentalist views, the voters will be staying away in droves.
 
2012-02-15 07:26:21 AM  

bravian: colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?

Old white men turn out to caucuses. No one else does.


It's interesting that old white men don't seem to like women very much.

Comes from experience?
 
2012-02-15 07:26:43 AM  

DeltaPunch: Aarontology: Elbow deep inside the borderline.
Show me that you love me and that we belong together.

It's... not enough.
I need more.
Santorum means I'm satisfied.
I said,
I don't want it.
I just need it.
To leak, to drip, to run down my thigh.


Uh... Burma Shave?
 
2012-02-15 07:28:04 AM  

keylock71: The clown won a few meaningless primaries/caucuses...

The knuckle-dragging regressives in the Base love him, but once the average American hears his regressive fundamentalist views, Googles his name, the voters will be staying away in droves.


ftfy

/sorry
 
2012-02-15 07:29:04 AM  

cc_rider: keylock71: The clown won a few meaningless primaries/caucuses...

The knuckle-dragging regressives in the Base love him, but once the average American hears his regressive fundamentalist views, Googles his name, the voters will be staying away in droves.

ftfy

/sorry


Both work. Both are disgusting.
 
2012-02-15 07:33:49 AM  
jm105:

DUMPRICK
DUMPRICK
 
2012-02-15 07:39:15 AM  

Ishkur: This thread needs more Tool lyrics.


the headline had me humming '5 feet high and rising'.
 
2012-02-15 08:07:49 AM  

Alphax: cc_rider: keylock71: The clown won a few meaningless primaries/caucuses...

The knuckle-dragging regressives in the Base love him, but once the average American hears his regressive fundamentalist views, Googles his name, the voters will be staying away in droves.

ftfy

/sorry

Both work. Both are disgusting.


I think Americans are already aware a Santorum presidency would make the Spanish inquisition look like a gay orgy at Janeane Garofalo's. This clown doesn't stand a chance.

When your entire public persona is largely defined by a gay columnist you managed to piss off, you're probably not going to be President.
 
2012-02-15 08:11:54 AM  

Zerochance: I think Americans are already aware a Santorum presidency would make the Spanish inquisition look like a gay orgy at Janeane Garofalo's. This clown doesn't stand a chance.

When your entire public persona is largely defined by a gay columnist you managed to piss off, you're probably not going to be President.


But, you'll be a front-runner for your party, in an increasingly (self identified) conservative country?

Along with the cheating asshole?

Maybe Americans just don't really like equality all that much after all.
 
2012-02-15 08:16:02 AM  

Calmamity: Balls.


over in one.
 
2012-02-15 08:17:15 AM  

sendtodave: But, you'll be a front-runner for your party, in an increasingly (self identified) conservative country?


there is a point there, but it's worth mentioning that crazy eyes, 999, dead-squirrel-hair-beast, and if i remember right, an empty replica box of Post Toasties have all occupied that spot for awhile, too.
 
2012-02-15 08:20:43 AM  

orangehat: The crap he's said over the years will make for some great attack ads. The Democrats will lay it thick with the stuff that's come out of his mouth. This guy just oozes sleaze. I don't see how he'll have the money to respond but he'll give it a shot regardless. If he wins the nomination, it will leave a stain on the Republicans that will stay for a while. I guess we'll have to sit on our asses and wait to find out who comes out on top.


Was this purposeful?
 
2012-02-15 08:21:27 AM  

herrDrFarkenstein: [i.thestreet.com image 500x350]

We're through the looking glass here, people.


I.. I kinda want one of those. If it were $20 I'd get one for maximum trolling.

And also FTFA: "I don't know a lot about him, except I know he's more conservative than some of the other candidates like Mitt Romney," said Tanya Franklin, a 54-year-old airline reservationist, who says she'll probably vote for Santorum in her state's March 3 caucuses.

Who the hell votes for someone they know nothing about?
 
2012-02-15 08:21:50 AM  

orangehat: I was just trying to crap in as many "Santorum" related words as I could into a short post without referring to him being happy that he won the "cock-asses."


Sorry, I should have read further.
 
2012-02-15 08:26:23 AM  

Lone Stranger: Santorum will last till his bubble bursts and interest drains away.


I would normally agree, but I don't know this time. No other bubble has actively hurt Romney, he always kept doing the same thing and basically watching all the anti-Romney people hurt each other to his own amusement. This time he is actively going down because he's trying to fight Santorum, who may have evil views but is generally likeable as a person, as if he were Newt, who everyone knows is an egregious, pompous asshole.

Plus I could see the enthusiasm gap between evangelials finally getting their chance to show what "true conservatism" means versus the regular old guard resigning themselves to voting for Romney making a huge difference in things like turnout. Not to mention the party has been trying to show how full retard they can go. The englightenment views of Sarah Palin discussing Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for a presidential canditate to a national audience is here. Any more and they're getting to LaRouche levels of batty.

/it all boils down to the fact that Politics is akin to team sports in the USA
 
2012-02-15 08:27:00 AM  

heap: there is a point there, but it's worth mentioning that crazy eyes, 999, dead-squirrel-hair-beast, and if i remember right, an empty replica box of Post Toasties have all occupied that spot for awhile, too.


I lol'd.

So, I guess it's not the backwards misogyny and homophobia that hooks them, it's primarily that he's not a black socialist.

The misogyny and homophobia is just icing on the cake.
 
2012-02-15 08:30:28 AM  

PanicMan: And also FTFA: "I don't know a lot about him, except I know he's more conservative than some of the other candidates like Mitt Romney," said Tanya Franklin, a 54-year-old airline reservationist, who says she'll probably vote for Santorum in her state's March 3 caucuses.

Who the hell votes for someone they know nothing about?


Someone who values people being more conservative than others.
 
2012-02-15 08:38:13 AM  

sendtodave: Zerochance: I think Americans are already aware a Santorum presidency would make the Spanish inquisition look like a gay orgy at Janeane Garofalo's. This clown doesn't stand a chance.

When your entire public persona is largely defined by a gay columnist you managed to piss off, you're probably not going to be President.

But, you'll be a front-runner for your party, in an increasingly (self identified) conservative country?

Along with the cheating asshole?

Maybe Americans just don't really like equality all that much after all.


I would argue that Santorum and Gingrich's momentum is more of an indication of the state of the Republican base than a reflection of the entire country.
 
2012-02-15 08:44:50 AM  

Zerochance: I would argue that Santorum and Gingrich's momentum is more of an indication of the state of the Republican base than a reflection of the entire country.


How far does that go? 25% of Americans? 30? 40?

President Obama vs. Republican Candidates

I'd almost bet that for everyone here going "Dear God, his policies are insane, he'd move woman's rights and gay rights back to the 1940s," there's an Archie Bunker out there going "I'm OK with that."

With most people somewhere in between.

That is to say, the current view of equality may be considered by many to be extremely liberal, and not just obvious and normal.
 
2012-02-15 08:48:31 AM  
static.guim.co.uk
Oooh, woevah, esuchawankaaaa. Ya, fakaa dun don do da watha wahavaa
 
2012-02-15 08:50:09 AM  
I have no doubt Obama can beat Romney, but Santorum presents challenges. Most of Santorum's glaring flaws and strengths are all religious -- and attacking or distinguishing from those will be problematic. Santorum has strong populist credentials without the sheer stupidity of Palin.
 
2012-02-15 08:55:01 AM  

DarnoKonrad: I have no doubt Obama can beat Romney, but Santorum presents challenges. Most of Santorum's glaring flaws and strengths are all religious -- and attacking or distinguishing from those will be problematic. Santorum has strong populist credentials without the sheer stupidity of Palin.


Problematic? I can't imagine why. The man is a freak, and so is his twisted perversion of Christianity.
 
2012-02-15 08:56:00 AM  
frontierpsychiatrist.co.uk
 
2012-02-15 08:56:26 AM  

sendtodave: So, I guess it's not the backwards misogyny and homophobia that hooks them, it's primarily that he's not a black socialist.


if i had to try to describe it, 'Incoherent people with incoherent platform want ideological pure person to coherently describe the incoherent' is either the goal here, or it's a new circle added on to dante's vision of hell.
 
2012-02-15 08:57:01 AM  

sendtodave: Zerochance: I would argue that Santorum and Gingrich's momentum is more of an indication of the state of the Republican base than a reflection of the entire country.

How far does that go? 25% of Americans? 30? 40?

President Obama vs. Republican Candidates

I'd almost bet that for everyone here going "Dear God, his policies are insane, he'd move woman's rights and gay rights back to the 1940s," there's an Archie Bunker out there going "I'm OK with that."

With most people somewhere in between.

That is to say, the current view of equality may be considered by many to be extremely liberal, and not just obvious and normal.


Only to the 28%ers
 
2012-02-15 09:00:55 AM  

magores: jm105:

DUMPRICK
DUMPRICK


Exactly.
 
2012-02-15 09:03:56 AM  

Alphax: DarnoKonrad: I have no doubt Obama can beat Romney, but Santorum presents challenges. Most of Santorum's glaring flaws and strengths are all religious -- and attacking or distinguishing from those will be problematic. Santorum has strong populist credentials without the sheer stupidity of Palin.

Problematic? I can't imagine why. The man is a freak, and so is his twisted perversion of Christianity.


Yea, but you can't just come out and say that. The GOP is going to paint Obama as "anti-Christian" no matter what he does, but it's not going to help matters if critiquing Santorum's social polices can be characterized as attacking his religious beliefs.

And like it or not, there are people out there that believe Santorum's nonsense. In my area, even Democrats sound a lot like Santorum when in comes to Jesus and social policy -- whereas no-one sounds like Romney on anything.

*If* Santorum can manage to not sound like a whiny biatch all the time, and put on some optimism -- he's going to be a credible candidate. Unlike Romney or Gingrich, he's got pretty good favorably ratings.
 
2012-02-15 09:06:06 AM  

colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?


Don't you see? America is crying out for Theocracy!

/the Republic of Gilead, coming soon to an America near you
 
2012-02-15 09:07:04 AM  
So everyone seems really convinced that there's no way Santorum would ever become president should he get the nomination. But keep in mind, we're talking about an electorate that made Dubya a two-term president. There's a long way to go till November and plenty of bad things that could happen between now and then. Realistically how bad would things have to get economically or otherwise for him to have even a shot at beating Obama?
 
2012-02-15 09:15:19 AM  

DarnoKonrad: *If* Santorum can manage to not sound like a whiny biatch all the time, and put on some optimism -- he's going to be a credible candidate. Unlike Romney or Gingrich, he's got pretty good favorably ratings.


He said yesterday that people will be afraid to leave their houses and that Obama will basically have a dictatorship if he gets reelected. That shiat is not going to fly with anyone but the hard, hard base and I do not see how he can have a strong message with any optimism.
 
2012-02-15 09:18:14 AM  

TDWCom29: Realistically how bad would things have to get economically or otherwise for him to have even a shot at beating Obama?


another worthwhile question - how bad would things have to get for him to have an actual shot at beating Romney?

we're talking about somebody with a massive pile of campaign cash, starting out as the 'inevitable' candidate position going up against somebody with a couple million, a stack of sweatervests, and most recent federal election tally of coming up 18% short on winning. as an incumbent.

i don't think i can even contemplate how bad things would have to get for santorum to beat obama without my mind being distracted by how pisspoor things will have to stay for the GOP to allow him as the nominee.
 
2012-02-15 09:18:42 AM  

Mighty Taternuts: DarnoKonrad: *If* Santorum can manage to not sound like a whiny biatch all the time, and put on some optimism -- he's going to be a credible candidate. Unlike Romney or Gingrich, he's got pretty good favorably ratings.

He said yesterday that people will be afraid to leave their houses and that Obama will basically have a dictatorship if he gets reelected. That shiat is not going to fly with anyone but the hard, hard base and I do not see how he can have a strong message with any optimism.


Santorum is a perfect example of a candidate who can win the nomination but not the general election. He's been a right-wing extremist his whole career and it will be impossible for him to swing the middle and pick up moderate votes.
 
2012-02-15 09:21:35 AM  

Edsel: He's been a right-wing extremist his whole career


let your mind boggle on this one for a minute.

yah, the romney strategy is to paint santorum as a liberal.

moments like this remind me this was a bad decade to stop sniffing glue.
 
2012-02-15 09:22:00 AM  

Mighty Taternuts: DarnoKonrad: *If* Santorum can manage to not sound like a whiny biatch all the time, and put on some optimism -- he's going to be a credible candidate. Unlike Romney or Gingrich, he's got pretty good favorably ratings.

He said yesterday that people will be afraid to leave their houses and that Obama will basically have a dictatorship if he gets reelected. That shiat is not going to fly with anyone but the hard, hard base and I do not see how he can have a strong message with any optimism.


Oh yea. He keeps that shiat up, he's toast.
 
2012-02-15 09:25:24 AM  

DarnoKonrad: Alphax: DarnoKonrad: I have no doubt Obama can beat Romney, but Santorum presents challenges. Most of Santorum's glaring flaws and strengths are all religious -- and attacking or distinguishing from those will be problematic. Santorum has strong populist credentials without the sheer stupidity of Palin.

Problematic? I can't imagine why. The man is a freak, and so is his twisted perversion of Christianity.

Yea, but you can't just come out and say that. The GOP is going to paint Obama as "anti-Christian" no matter what he does, but it's not going to help matters if critiquing Santorum's social polices can be characterized as attacking his religious beliefs.

And like it or not, there are people out there that believe Santorum's nonsense. In my area, even Democrats sound a lot like Santorum when in comes to Jesus and social policy -- whereas no-one sounds like Romney on anything.

*If* Santorum can manage to not sound like a whiny biatch all the time, and put on some optimism -- he's going to be a credible candidate. Unlike Romney or Gingrich, he's got pretty good favorably ratings.


Here's are the two main issues with Santorum though: a.) he's an asshole and b.) he goes way too far into regressive Christianity to be able to use his faith as an asset. Jesus-tastic derp aside, at least Huckabee is a likable guy.

The news media wants a race, so I think his overall electoral chances are blown way out of proportion, but right now, only the republican base is voting. Santorum is only speaking to them, and guess what? The party is hopelessly divided anyway.

Keep in mind, Rick Perry jumped in the race guns blazing. He had tons of cash, and a good amount of hype behind his candidacy, and he imploded spectacularly.
 
2012-02-15 09:33:19 AM  

colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?


I imagine the GOP establishment loves him because he's weak minded and maleable, like Reagan and bush the lesser.
 
2012-02-15 10:02:23 AM  
As a RON PAUL supporter, I used to think my fellow RON PAULbots were the most annoying type of supporters.

The Santorum people I know are completely farking insane. I recall how all the conservatives were mocking and blasting Obama supporters for treating him as the "One". Santorum's followers are even more over the top acting as if he is the second coming of Christ.
 
2012-02-15 10:35:04 AM  
Nothing will stick it to those libs like nominating Rick Santorum! His anti birth control stance is sure to resonate with the electorate.
 
2012-02-15 10:38:25 AM  

DarnoKonrad: I have no doubt Obama can beat Romney, but Santorum presents challenges. Most of Santorum's glaring flaws and strengths are all religious -- and attacking or distinguishing from those will be problematic. Santorum has strong populist credentials without the sheer stupidity of Palin.




I sort of think this might be a case of "give him enough rope to hang himself". I don't think he'd be as completely unelectable as Gingrich, but I still think a Santorum nomination would excite even the most lukewarm Obama supporters to revote for Obama.
 
2012-02-15 10:55:09 AM  
As a registered R (for the sole reason that I'm too lazy to change it) I'll vote in the MI primary at the end of the month. There's no chance in hell that I'll vote R in Nov, so who should I cast my vote for? Paul is too far out to have any impact, Romney will get enough support, so should I vote Frothy or Callista's Thrall?
 
2012-02-15 10:58:47 AM  
sailboatdiaries.com
 
2012-02-15 11:01:51 AM  
Santorum's problem in the general is really threefold, with his wackadoodle views only being one prong.

He has a very pessimistic message. That shiat simply does not sell, especially when the economy is this bad. People don't want doom and gloom, they don't want to hear that things are going to get worse. Obama's message, while not really running on hope and change this time, is much more optimistic. People like that.

Secondly, Santorum has NO credibility on the economy. He doesn't even pretend to. Jobs are still issue #1 and nobody anywhere buys that banning gay marriage will do shiat to fix the unemployment situation.
 
2012-02-15 11:04:37 AM  

Zerochance: DarnoKonrad: Alphax: DarnoKonrad: I have no doubt Obama can beat Romney, but Santorum presents challenges. Most of Santorum's glaring flaws and strengths are all religious -- and attacking or distinguishing from those will be problematic. Santorum has strong populist credentials without the sheer stupidity of Palin.

Problematic? I can't imagine why. The man is a freak, and so is his twisted perversion of Christianity.

Yea, but you can't just come out and say that. The GOP is going to paint Obama as "anti-Christian" no matter what he does, but it's not going to help matters if critiquing Santorum's social polices can be characterized as attacking his religious beliefs.

And like it or not, there are people out there that believe Santorum's nonsense. In my area, even Democrats sound a lot like Santorum when in comes to Jesus and social policy -- whereas no-one sounds like Romney on anything.

*If* Santorum can manage to not sound like a whiny biatch all the time, and put on some optimism -- he's going to be a credible candidate. Unlike Romney or Gingrich, he's got pretty good favorably ratings.

Here's are the two main issues with Santorum though: a.) he's an asshole and b.) he goes way too far into regressive Christianity to be able to use his faith as an asset. Jesus-tastic derp aside, at least Huckabee is a likable guy.

The news media wants a race, so I think his overall electoral chances are blown way out of proportion, but right now, only the republican base is voting. Santorum is only speaking to them, and guess what? The party is hopelessly divided anyway.

Keep in mind, Rick Perry jumped in the race guns blazing. He had tons of cash, and a good amount of hype behind his candidacy, and he imploded spectacularly.


Perry is one of the biggest idiots ever to run for any office. I think that's what did him in. Frothy is bats, but he's not a complete idiot.
 
2012-02-15 11:57:06 AM  

PanicMan: Who the hell votes for someone they know nothing about?


The majority of the electorate. Most will go to the poll, see who has a particular party next to his name and vote for that individual.
 
2012-02-15 06:51:31 PM  
i64.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-15 07:50:27 PM  

GranoblasticMan: BMulligan: bravian: colithian: I'm really wondering where Santorum is getting all this sudden support from. He's alienated 50% of the country with his "women shouldn't have careers" shiat. Where the hell is this coming from?

Old white men turn out to caucuses. No one else does.

That has absolutely not been my experience, and I've been attending caucuses for over 30 years.

What can I say? Santorum loves the caucus.



I LOLd
 
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