Sunday, February 19, 2012

The LuLac Edition #1954, February 19th, 2012

Presidential contender Rick Santorum.

Don't see an aspirin between her knees but here's Monica Lewinsky former Presidential intern and my ffavorite former federal employee.


President Obama has always been knocked around by Conservatives on the Religious Right. Since he came on the political scene they’ve always questioned his “Christianity” and what he believes in. Never mind the fact that his grandparents were Christians from Kansas, his mother in law is a Christian (mother in laws will never back down in any belief let alone a religious one) and the fact that he could get electrocuted plugging in the White House Christmas tree and there would still be people saying he was anti Christ. Well Rick Santorum started beating that drum yesterday in Ohio and he came after Obama pretty hard.
Lashing out Saturday, Rick Santorum questioned President Barack Obama's Christian values as he lobbied tea party activists and evangelical voters in Ohio, "ground zero" in the 2012 nomination fight.
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator known for his social conservative views, said Obama's agenda is based on "some phony theology. Not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology." He later suggested that the president practices a different kind of Christianity. "In the Christian church there are a lot of different stripes of Christianity," he said. "If the president says he's a Christian, he's a Christian." The Obama campaign said the comments represent "the latest low in a Republican primary campaign that has been fueled by distortions, ugliness, and searing pessimism and negativity."
Santorum was forced on his heels in recent days after a top supporter suggested women use aspirin to prevent pregnancy.
In Ohio, a Super Tuesday prize, he shifted decidedly to offense before friendly crowds. Trailing Romney in money and campaign resources, Santorum is depending on the tea party movement and religious groups to deliver a victory March 6 in the Midwestern contest. More delegates will be awarded in Ohio than in any other state except Georgia in the opening months of the Republican campaign. Ohio and Georgia are two of the 10 contests scheduled for March 6, a benchmark for the primary campaign that often decides who can continue to the next level.
Santorum has surged in recent opinion polls after capturing Republican caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado and a non-binding primary in Missouri on Feb. 7. Several polls have shown him ahead in Romney's native state of Michigan, where primary voters cast ballots a week from Tuesday.
Here’s what Santorum did:
1. He made a big pitch for the very conservative Ohio Republican vote. By doing so he outflanks his opponents (Romney, Gingrich and Paul) by shoring up this very active sand deep base. If he wins Ohio, he gets the lead in delegates.
2. On the negative side, he paints himself as someone who is attacking a President on values. That may play well to the GOP base but in this country, the majority of Americans don’t want to be lectured or preached to about what they do in the pew.
However I’m confident that this gutsy move by Santorum will be able to be explained away or at least answered if and when Santorum gets to the national ticket, whether as the number 1 or number 2. As with his views on contraception, Santorum can separate himself personally from what he believes to professionally. One of his strengths in this campaign has been the ability to walk the fine line between church and state. Don’t get me wrong, he is very close to both sides of the line, but he can walk that tight rope.


This week there was supposed to be some type of GOP debate for the Michigan primary on CNN. OIt was canceled and Newt Gingrich was not happy. The Gingrich campaign is literally grounded because while he has money for TV advertising, he does not have money for travel and logistics. The debate was his way to reach voters and that option has now been taken away from him.


My favorite former federal employee will be back in the news this week. Monica Lewinsky’s saga will be part of a program PBS American Experience is doing on President Bill Clinton on Monday and Tuesday night. Check local listings to see what time but bit will be seen on PBS. What a President’s day program!! Just when you thought she was gone.................


At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk, hate to take the low road but the obvious is that Monica didn't need it between her knees, she needed to drop the smile and pinch it between her ever smiling lips. If she kept her mouth shut, Clinton would have avoided a lot of trouble.

By the way, please get rid of this new unreadable word deal.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

By the way, please get rid of this new unreadable word deal.

At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monica ... Monica ... Monica!

At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks, I realize you guys know everything there is to know about these candidates but nobody is bringing up Rick Santorum maintaining a legal address in PA which was a vacant house. A photographer was threatened for trespassing for going on the porch and taking pictures of the empty interior. At the same time Santorum was suing the local school district because he said the local school district should pay for his children's schooling costs on VA.
Santorum introduced a bill limiting a law suit award for pain and sufferimg to be limited to $250,000. Right around the same time, his wife filed a $500,000 suit against her doctor. She received an award of $350,000 which was reduced and eventually settled for $175,000. So his wife sued for double the amount of the maximum allowed in his proposed legislation.
Will somebody please hold Santorum's feet to the fire on these issues?

At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Santorum is stirring hatred, bigotry and nastyness in his campaign. He's scum!

At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of feet..ML's are ugly!


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