Rick Santorum Suggests Uninsured People Are Deadbeats, Won’t Make Payment for Obamacare

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Rick Santorum Suggests Uninsured People Are Deadbeats, Won’t Make Payment for Obamacare (Credit: Wikipedia)

OPINION:  Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is spewing venom again… During an appearance on “Meet the Press,” he suggested that “many” people who purchased private insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act were deadbeats who “won’t make a payment.” Sorry, but Rick Santorum is quite irrelevant in the political landscape in this country.

Santorum told guest host Chuck Todd that he “felt vindicated” for attacking President Obama’s health care reform law during the 2012 presidential campaign. He said health care was an “area of strength” during his days as a US senator from Pennsylvania.

Santorum asserted, “Well, it was the issue in 2010 that caused us to have a tea party revolution.””It was all around the issue of health care. And this election is going to be all around the issue of health care.”

“When I ran my ’94 election, it was on health care against the sponsor of HillaryCare.””You look at what Obamacare is really doing, it’s driving up costs right now.” Um, that’s despite the fact that over six million have already signed up and 15 million are expected to be covered under the law. No. That’s no big deal to Rick Santorum. He argued that many of those people already had insurance. Really?

He said, “And you look at these number of six million people [signing up], I talked to insurance companies, you’re looking at anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of those who haven’t made a premium payment yet.” Santorum said, “Many of them are uninsured and probably won’t make a premium payment.”

 Rick Santorum Suggests Uninsured People Are Deadbeats, Wont Make Payment for Obamacare

Dutch Newspaper Apologizes for Black Pete Link to Nelson Mandela

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Dutch Newspaper Apologizes for Black Pete Link to Nelson Mandela (Credit: Wikipedia)

Rick Santorum isn’t the only dumbass making a fool of himself by linking Obamacare to apartheid. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf was forced to apologize after making a “distasteful link” between Nelson Mandela’s death and “Black Pete” or Zwarte Piet, which a Santa Claus’ blackface helper.

The article on the De Telegraaf website was a compilation of reactions to Mandela’s death.

It began: “There have been reactions abroad and in the Netherlands to the death of Nelson Mandela, which happened, of all things on Sinterklaas evening (with Zwarte Piet).”

“This should never have happened,” the paper’s editor in chief said about the article which was accidentally published. “It is never appropriate to make jokes about sad events such as the death of people. Even if they are never intended for publication, there is a risk this might happen.” Source: Telegraph

We have written about the Dutch blackface tradition and how offensive but it is still occurring. Like the carriage the Dutch royalty rides around in a carriage with pictures of slaves on its sides, Zwarte Piet, there seems to be an issue with the Netherlands and race.

Queen Beatrix royal carriage with pictures of slaves:

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Dutch Royalty carriage emblazoned with images of slaves.

Rick Santorum: Term ‘Middle Class’ is ‘Marxism Talk’ Since ‘America Doesn’t Have Any Classes’

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Rick Santorum: Term ‘Middle Class’ is ‘Marxism Talk’ Since ‘America Doesn’t Have Any Classes’

Possible GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says there are no ‘classes in America.’ He said the term ‘middle class’ is ‘Marxism talk’ since America doesn’t have any classes. Wow, this is coming from the same man who called President Obama an ‘elistist’ for suggesting that everyone should go to college.

Right Wing Watch:  “Since when in America do we have classes?” Santorum asked a Republican gathering in Lyon County, Iowa, “There’s no class in America.” He added that the GOP, unlike Democrats,“values the dignity of every human life,” and therefore shouldn’t use the term—which he has actually used repeatedly.

Here’s Rick Santorum railing about a classless America:

Rick Santorum: Obama and Government Forcing Catholics to Sin, Assaulting First Amendment

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Rick Santorum: Obama and Government Forcing Catholics to Sin, Assaulting First Amendment (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I knew it wouldn’t be long before former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum put his foot in his mouth by saying the government is forcing Catholics to sin. Um, really Rick, like blacks on welfare?

First Read:  Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is “directly assaulting” religious freedom and that his administration has implemented policies that force Catholics to abandon their faith.

“We have a president who, for the first time in American history, is directly assaulting the First Amendment and freedom of religion,” Santorum said. “He is going to tell you what to do in the practice of your faith. He is forcing business people right now to do things that are against their conscience, that they will have to – if you’re a Catholic – you’ll have to go to confession … to confess that you are complying with a government program that is a sin in the Catholic Church.”

This is the Republican gaffe-machine, whose comments will no doubt tick someone off, as the furor over his insulting the black community. Um, since Joe Biden’s “put y’all in chains” comment enraged many on the right, how about the left speaking up against the veiled racist dig by Rick Santorum about Obama “assaulting” the First Amendment. Angry black man?

 Rick Santorum: Obama and Government Forcing Catholics to Sin, Assaulting First Amendment

Conservative Group, ‘Jews and Christians Together’ Sending Dump Romney Memo to RNC Delegates

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Conservative Group, ‘Jews and Christians Together’ Sending Dump Romney Memo to RNC Delegates (Buzzfeed)

Dump Romney:  A group called “Jews and Christians Together” is sending a memo to Republican National Convention delegates urging them not to vote for Mitt Romney at the convention, even if they’re bound to him, Buzzfeed reports.

What if Mitt Romney is not inevitable at Tampa? What if his nomination makes four more years for President Obama all but inevitable? What if it’s true that, despite Obama’s governing ineptitude, the Republican frontrunner is already losing the Electoral College in a rout which threatens GOP Senate prospects in the overlapping swing states? And, what if that’s before all the ugly stuff really hits the fan?

Few Tampa delegates have had any disclosure on the racially-toxic texts to which Willard M. Romney is tied – and which he has yet to repudiate; same with the anti-Semitic writings. No disclosure, either, on Romney’s role as America’s Founding Father of Gay Marriage, the reason Obama could safely come out. Without a Tampa game-changer, we’ll soon see how it all ties in to Romney’s Big Problem, the core reason he can’t carry the toss-ups.

“Purple State” voters already get it that ObamaCare is simply coercive RomneyCare writ large – each a punitive tax program for nonetheless bankrupting new entitlements, each illustrating why neither author should be President. This fall, however, left-allied media will also be spinning our “No Apologies” social engineer, quite plausibly, as a liar and loony: For a catalog of troubling character issues, click The Romney Files or this Romney robo-audio; they’re examples of what millions of voters have already been receiving in battleground states like MI, WI, PA and OH – and partly why, despite a weak economy and incumbent, Romney’s already losing the Electoral College so badly.

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And, it’s within the power of Tampa’s delegates to dump Romney. (See page 77). He can’t win. Or more precisely, after months of campaigning, at a time when the U.S. economy is at its lowest point in decades, and against one of the most inept Presidents in U.S. history, if Romney’s trailing as badly as he is now… the odds are very long he can close this fall.

Fox News Poll Shows Obama Widening Lead Over Presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney

Fox News reports that Obama’s lead over Mitt Romney is widening. Um, this must have been really hard for them to report, considering people like Sean Hannity, Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Mike Huckabee and Bill O’Reilly, as well their so-called pundits, can’t bear the thought of Obama much less dropping his name on the set.

The president would take 49 percent of the vote compared to Romney’s 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup if the election were held today, the poll found. Last month, Obama had a four percentage-point edge of 45 percent to 41 percent. This marks the second time this year the president has had a lead outside the poll’s margin of sampling error.

Obama’s advantage comes largely from increased support among independents, who now pick him over Romney by 11 percentage points. Some 30 percent of independents are undecided. Last month, Obama had a four-point edge among independents, while Romney had the advantage from April through early June.

There was also an uptick in support for Obama among women, blacks and Democrats. Source

A CNN poll also shows Obama leading Romney, holding a seven-point lead. Some scoffed at Nate Silver’s assessment earlier this week that Obama could win by a landslide. While I don’t think that will be the case, I do think he will manage to win reelection, barring any scandals. Mitt Romney was bloodied by Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich during the primary season and Obama just picked up where they left off. They defined Mitt Romney even before the Obama team got to him.

Is Mitt Romney Forgetting the First Rule of Politics to Define Oneself Before Opponent Does?

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Is Mitt Romney Forgetting the First Rule of Politics to Define Oneself Before Opponent Does? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney forgetting the first rule of politics to define oneself before the opponent does? Um, he can’t define himself because he is out of touch with just about every American on Main Street and in line with people like David Koch. That’s evident from one of his donors in the Hamptons saying “lower income people don’t understand what’s going on,” according to Think Progress.

The Note: “One of the first rules of politics is to define yourself before your opponent does it for you. The Obama campaign has made this its mantra with a relentless focus on making Mitt Romney out to be something of a cross between Gordon Gekko and George W. Bush.”

Mitt Romney was largely ignored during the 2008 presidential campaign when voters chose John McCain over him. He didn’t define himself then and he hasn’t done so during the 2012 campaign. Former presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich dinged him pretty bad, painting him as a) the worst Republican candidate to go up against Obama in the general elections; and b) as someone who fired many workers during his stint as CEO of Bain Capital.

The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee are just picking up where Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich left off. Mitt Romney hasn’t “walked the real streets” of America as he claims, otherwise, he would have defined himself from the 2008 presidential campaign. One thing I know is that he’s a very liberal Republican masquerading as an ultra conservative to get votes. Mitt Romney = RINO.

 Is Mitt Romney Forgetting the First Rule of Politics to Define Oneself Before Opponent Does?

White House Admits Asking News Media to Pull Stories on Malia Obama Mexican Vacation

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White House Admits Asking News Media to Pull Stories on Malia Obama Mexican Vacation

URGENT:  The White House has admitted to telling news agencies to pull stories on Malia Obama visiting the Mexico for spring break, Politico reports.  Rick Santorum is weighing in, saying that President Obama should “set an example.” Personally, I would not have sent my 14 year old son on spring break in any foreign country, unless I was going to be right there with him.  But that’s my right and choice as a parent. Rick Santorum giving his two cents is laughable. He was upset when people questioned why he and his wife took their dead baby home, supposedly for closure. Well, the Obamas have a right to send their daughter to Mexico on vacation on a school trip. You may not agree with it, but don’t cry foul when you are attacked in the media for your actions.

Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, sent the following email to Dylan Byers:

From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls.

There’s nothing wrong with a retraction of a news story, but this could have been handled a lot better. The sudden disappearance of the story only added fuel to the fire of controversy and public interest. This would have been a non-story in the past. How many times did we read about where George W. Bush’s children or Chelsea Clinton spent their spring break vacations?  Politicians’ kids should be off-limits, unless they break the law.  I said it when one of George Bush’s daughters were caught using a fake ID. That was a private matter for the parents to deal with. Not the general public.

Rick Santorum Supporter Pastor Dennis Terry Says Take A Stand Against Women Who Have Abortions

Rick Santorum is under fire over right wing pastor Dennis Terry, who told a crowd at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Louisiana, that  anyone who doesn’t worship God should leave the country, before calling on people to “stand up” against” gay people, liberals and women who have abortions, the Telegraph reports.

To make matters worse, Rick Santorum was sitting in the audience and was spotted clapping approvingly to this vitriol. He also received the personal blessing of Pastor Dennis Terry, who called on God’s will to be done in the upcoming election. The right wing wants us to worry about President Obama’s associations, such as Breitbart’s hatchet job on Derrick Bell, but they neglect to take a look at the people Rick Santorum is “palling” around with.

“Listen to me. If you don’t love America, and you don’t like the way we do things, I’ve got one thing to say, get out!,” he said. “We don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Mohammed, we don’t worship Allah. We worship God. We worship God’s son Jesus Christ.”

To a rapturous applause, Pastor Terry continued: “As long as they continue to kill little babies in our mother’s womb, somebody’s got to take a stand and say it’s not right. God be merciful to us as a nation. As long as sexual perversion is becoming normalised, somebody needs to stand up and say God forgive us, God have mercy upon us.” Source: Telegraph

Rick Santorum is no stranger to controversy, but this latest incident further reinforces the fact that he reeks of hypocrisy from every pore on his body. It’s convenient for him to tell the world how much he values his faith while trampling all over the faith of others with such total disregard for personal freedom. This is also the same person who said he wanted to “throw up” after hearing John F. Kennedy’s speech about the separation of church and state. A vote for Rick Santorum is a vote against personal freedom in this country.

Rick Santorum to Puerto Rico, Speak English if You Want Statehood

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Rick Santorum to Puerto Rico, Speak English if You Want Statehood

Rick Santorum is alienating yet another group, Hispanics, by saying if Puerto Rico wants statehood the residents should speak English. Um, Puerto Rico has been a Spanish-speaking island for eons, so they should change because a white, right wing evangelical says so? Puerto Rico was possessed by Spain for more than 400 years, what other language did this idiot expect them to speak?

Rick Santorum is feeling like He-Man, since he won two big primaries in historically racist states — Alabama and Mississippi (which are at the bottom of the barrel educationally speaking, with 29% of Mississippians frowning on interracial marriage). He insists that Puerto Rico should only gain statehood if it makes English its main language.

“As in any other state, you have to comply with this and any federal law. And that is that English has to be the main language,” Santorum told San Juan newspaper El Vocero on Wednesday.

“There are other states with more than one language as is the case in Hawaii, but to be a state in the United States, English has to be the main language,” he added. Source

In other words, Puerto Rico isn’t all that important. You see, there is no oil in Puerto Rico and tourism isn’t such a big deal in his eyes. Had this been, say Kuwait, he wouldn’t give a sh*t if English was their main language or not. Rick Santorum went to Puerto Rico to pander for votes, while insulting the residents at the same time.  He is trying to rewrite the U.S. Constitution, which  does not designate an official language. He is either oblivious or implying that Puerto Ricans are stupid to the fact that there is no requirement that a territory adopt English as its primary language in order to become a state in our Constitution.

Here’s my advice to Republicans and Independents, vote for Rick Santorum to set America back decades, where we had to fight for civil rights and women’s rights.  Rick Santorum seems to think the right wing evangelicals and the blue-collar voters who don’t want a better life for their kids are enough to hand him the nomination and the U.S. presidency. That couldn’t be further from the truth. He has alienated blacks, women and now Hispanics with his holier-than-thou attitude. He  could alienate the 4.2 million Puerto Ricans who live on the U.S. mainland, including nearly 1 million in presidential swing-state Florida.