Feb
03
2016
4

Rick Santorum drops out, endorses… Marco Rubio.

I did not see that coming. Although I should have. One of the aggravating things about Rick Santorum in 2012 was that I generally liked his foreign policy instincts; this would normally be a plus for a candidate, except that I kind of didn’t like Santorum’s demeanor generally.  But I can see Santorum going with Rubio on natsec grounds.

Moe Lane

PS: Yes, I can imagine that this news was distressing to some candidates out there.

Aug
08
2013
25

Might as well just say it now: Rick Santorum has had his day.

Is this a trick question?

Why isn’t Rick Santorum the GOP 2016 frontrunner?

It’s because Rick Santorum is a former two-term Senator from Pennsylvania who will have been out of office for a decade by the time 2016 rolls around. By that time the GOP will have a minimum of six successful* sitting or just-retired governors, two or three sitting, popular Senators, and maybe a sitting Congressman to choose from in the primary: under those circumstances I don’t really care what Rick Santorum’s message would be. Neither, I suspect, would the American electorate. If it’s compelling, the winning candidate will simply rip it off wholesale. (more…)

Aug
05
2012
7

Harry Reid, pederasty, and the sudden defense of Rick Santorum.

[UPDATE: Random politeness requests that I note that Ethics Alarms has splutteringly responded to me.  Random professional pride suggests that I note that my “let’s add an ‘as-near-as-I-can-tell’ to that one” impulse did what it had to do: which is to say, handily avoid the need for a potentially embarrassing correction.  Random schadenfreude more or less demands that I cheerfully note that my larger message – that entire “self-absorbed, pretentious websites that hate hardcore social conservatives” thing – seems to have… hit the target pretty mostly on-target, nu?  It’s so nice to have them admit that you’ve had an impact.  Particularly when doing so rips off any… pretenses… that might have existed.]

Via Instapundit comes this shocked, shocked, tut-tutting examination of the recent unforced error that Harry Reid has found himself in. The background: it was recently demonstrated that the Senate Minority Leader was and is apparently able to lie in public and get away with it. Specifically, Reid demonstrated that he could make up a story about Mitt Romney evading his income tax – see here for a brutally precise examination of why anybody who believes this attack by Reid should not be allowed to operate heavy financial institutions – and be… not humiliated and shamed for it. Alas for Harry Reid, there is a critical mass of people who are currently unwilling to simply let things like this slide, which is why Harry Reid’s name is currently being linked with pederasty even as we speak. Also, apparently Reid was unprepared for this, which is why his office did not actually, well, deny the charges*.
(more…)

Mar
26
2012
3

#rsrh I’m pretty sure that Rick Santorum…

…has used, ah, an eight letter word referring to the excrement of a male cow, before.  I know this, because I know that Rick Santorum has children.  Children and A8LWRTOEOAMC are inextricably linked, particularly since the latter is a swearword that is neither particularly blasphemous nor referring to human sexual origins and/or activities.  So, you know, there’s no actual Biblical rule about it.  It’s just slightly uncouth.

Then again, so is the New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny.  As Twitchy happily pointed out, slobbering drool is hardly high-rent.

Moe ‘Slightly Uncouth’ Lane (more…)

Mar
20
2012
3

Alan Grayson requests that Rick Santorum, ahem, ‘die quickly.’

That’s the most likely conclusion that one can draw, amazingly enough.  Alan Grayson is typically precisely the sort of would-be domestic Taliban who might advocate the death of political… well, not ‘opponents.’  Rick Santorum is currently about three levels’ worth of influence above Grayson, and it’s Grayson’s fondest wish to shrink that disparity to two. So it’s very likely that the former Congressman from Florida is pretty much trying to ill-wish the Presidential candidate from Pennsylvania to death.

But there’s still the possibility that Grayson is merely abjectly stupid, so let’s pretend that he deserves the benefit of the doubt and analyze one of the latest whines of his in the most charitable of lights. (more…)

Feb
27
2012
6

#rsrh Tim Carney rips Rick Santorum over Arlen Specter.

(Via Hot Air Headlines) And I don’t really need to explain the details, do I? You already know them.  The GOP establishment – which included Rick Santorum – circled the wagons to defend Arlen Specter from Pat Toomey in 2004.  Specter then repaid the favor by stabbing the Republican party in the back by voting for the stimulus and being the 60th vote in Obamacare; and although Specter amply paid the price for his cowardice in 2010 there’s still a bit of unresolved bitterness there.  In some way it’s just Santorum’s bad luck that Specter got destroyed in the 2010 primary instead of the general election; having Toomey deliver the death blow instead of Joe Sestak might have provided some closure, there.

But Toomey did not, and so Santorum is kind of stuck now.  It does not necessarily mean that Santorum will not get the nomination, of course.  But it’s not going to help him, either – particularly since Rick Santorum is not exactly apologizing for this lapse in judgement in the most graceful and endearing way.  In fact, at times Santorum seems almost visibly angry that people are holding his support for Specter against him.  That’s… not wise.

Feb
15
2012
6

You know, if this had been somebody from *Metallica*…

endorsing Rick Santorum, I would have been all in Rick’s face about it.  Because [expletive deleted] Metallica.  They’re overrated.

Megadeth’s all right, though.  So good get there, Rick.  Get them to play your events.

Feb
14
2012
11

#rsrh So, about this Santorum abortion thing.

Ace of Spades HQ provides the link (essentially, back in 1990 Rick Santorum was busy trimming his stance on life to fit into the PA-18 district race*); I provide the sad shaking of the head.  Gotta love that primary vetting process, huh?

Moe Lane (more…)

Jan
23
2012
5

Secret Florida primary training video leaked!

Never you mind how said training video was acquired, and/or which campaigns are going to use it to inform their operating methodology: that part’s not important.  What’s important is that this is how the next week is going to look, in the run-up to the Florida primary:

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Sep
25
2011
1

#rsrh Santorum had momentum?

Completely in passing during his examination of Herman Cain casually and cheerfully telling Morgan Freeman to [expletive] off about all that racism nonsense, Ed Morrisey noted this:

After Thursday’s debate, a lot of people thought Rick Santorum had seized the momentum…

Really?  The only reason why I didn’t announce that Rick Santorum had finally torpedoed his chances Thursday night because doing so would have implied that I thought that he had a chance worth a torpedo in the first place.  Being caught in the blast radius of the gay solder booing thing (whether or not he deserved to be) was pretty much it for him; we’re just now waiting for Santorum to drop out and endorse Romney.  Which I figure that he and Michele Bachmann will, before too much longer.

Yeah, I know.  It makes sense in context of the primary cycle, though.

Moe Lane

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