Video: Santorum on Birth Control Mandate: The Bishops “Got What They Deserved”

They may be outraged now, but the American Catholic Church has been forging  alliances with the secular state on social issues for far too many years. Now, the Bishops who promoted and shilled for ObamaCare look like schmucks.

“They got what they deserved”, he said.  “They fell into bed with the secular left, and then wondered why they forced them to do what the secular left wants them to do.”

Obama should never have gotten a majority of the Catholic vote. That he was able to do so should be to the Bishops’ everlasting shame. Everything that’s happening now, was predicted.

BREAKING NEWS from National Journal: Gingrich to Hold Post-Caucus Press Conference

Instead of the traditional election night party, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future in the race.

Kids, now that Santorum is leading Obama in one of the national polls, maybe Gingrich is reading the writing on the wall. If he does drop out, rather than campaign to the end, as promised –  he is a patriot who deserves our thanks. Mittens would need  to up his game, now, with only two not-Romneys left in the race.

UPDATE:

Nope: Newt to Mitt: Forget the Fantasy, I’m Staying in, Staying on Offense

Sigh…

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Video: Santorum in Lee’s Summit, MO: “Barack Obama Believes You Are Incapable of Handling Freedom”

Santorum Swings Through Lee’s Summit, MO – UPDATED with Video UPDATE II: Santorum Leads Obama in Rasmussen Poll!

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and Blazing Catfur, and Daley Gator, and Doug Ross, thanks!

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Video: Santorum in Lee’s Summit, MO: “Barack Obama Believes You Are Incapable of Handling Freedom”

I’ve been having trouble uploading the first part of Rick Santorum’s speech from his appearance in Lee’s Summit, Mo, Friday night. I finally figured out the problem was that it went over my 30 minute limit on YouTube. So I’m  editing it down into soundbite sized chunks. The entire speech was about 45 minutes long, by the way, and I should note that Rick’s stop in Lee’s Summit was his fifth stop of the day, and not only did he not need a teleprompter – he didn’t even use notes. This is a man who speaks from the heart.

After he made the remark about Obama believing society is too complex for us to handle on our own, a man in the audience shouted, “HE”S AN IDIOT!” much to the crowd’s delight:

Previously:

Santorum Swings Through Lee’s Summit, MO – UPDATED with Video UPDATE II: Santorum Leads Obama in Rasmussen Poll!

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Spotlight on Missouri Candidates

Although there will be no delegates awarded the winners of Tuesday’s primary, the results will influence the caucuses, next month, so it’s still worth our time to go to the polls and let our voices be heard.

For a complete directory of Missouri candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress, go here.

These  are my picks:

Jacob Turk for Congress, Dist 5:

A conservative’s conservative, Jacob Turk is hoping that after decades of Democrat representation, the constituents of district 5 will  finally have had enough.It’s time to try something different.

Turk on the issues:

In  a recent press release, Turk announced that he surpassed his  $100,000 fund raising goal.

Kansas City, Missouri- Today Jacob Turk, Republican candidate for Missouri’s 5th district announced that he filed his FEC report showing that he has raised $114,964 as of the filing deadline of 12/31/11, 10 times more than the same time 2 years ago.

I am very pleased with the financial support I have received from the voters of Missouri,” said Turk. “Clearly people are responding to my focus on private sector jobs, growing the economy and shrinking the size of government.”

 Turk officially announced his candidacy in December. Since kicking-off his campaign one month ago he has been able to raise almost half of what he raised the entire campaign in 2010.

 “We have momentum and people are willing to financially invest in my campaign,” said Turk. “This election will offer voters a clear choice between the federal budget or the family budget. These are the issues important to the voters of Missouri and what I’ve been fighting for,” said Turk.

 Turk’s fundraising is now in the same league as incumbent Congressional members from Missouri.

Incumbent – Amount Raised for Quarter – Last report filed
Clay – $122,000 – Year-end report for 2011
Carnahan – $141,000 – October
Hartzler – $114,000 – October
Cleaver – $108,000 – October
Graves – $165,000 – Year-end report for o2011
Emerson – $95,000 – October

Ed Martin for Attorney General:Martin dropped his congressional campaign back in December, and instead declared his candidacy for attorney general.He’s an attorney, and a former Gubernatorial Chief of Staff. His billboards promoting ObamaLawyer.com are going up all over Missouri to inform Missourians of the true nature of Attorney General Chris Koster’s time in office.

 In 2012, Koster will be unable to hide from the fact that he has represented President Obama better than he has represented the citizens of Missouri.

Among the information revealed on the website is evidence of Koster disregarding the will of 71 percent of Missourians who voted to reject Obamacare.  It shows how Koster ignored the people’s overwhelming rejection of Obamacare by siding with Barack Obama.  Koster’s opponent in the race for Attorney General, Ed Martin, called these actions “unacceptable.”

ObamasLawyer.com not only provides information but it is also a tool for Missourians that have been wronged by Chris Koster.  There is a link on the site to lodge complaints about Koster as well as site specific instances in which Koster has chosen Obama over you, a Missouri citizen.

Martin dropped his congressional campaign Thursday and instead declared his candidacy for attorney general, exiting a race with a looming high-money primary to enter one in which Republicans had previously been unable to field a candidate.

Martin announced his challenge to Missouri’s Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster by attempting to link him to the policies of President Barack Obama.

Back in December, Ed Martin, Candidate for Missouri Governor, Bill Randles; State Senator, Jim Lembke; and State Representative, Paul Curtman held a panel on the subject of nullification of Obamacare in Missouri.

Bill Randles For Governor:

There’s a lot to like about Bill Randles – he’s pro-life, for a fair tax, school choice, state health care reform, and comprehensive judicial reform. He’d like to see an elimination of some state agencies and regulations that strangle business. But his bigggest selling point for me is:

Eliminate Public Sector Unions:  As several states have recognized, public sector unions have no place in a democratic society.  No group should be allowed to exercise a veto over the will of the public.  Government employees occupy a special place of trust and should not be allowed to, on the one hand, take the taxpayer’s dollars and, on the other hand, organize to thwart the will of the taxpayers.  The long-term damage to Missouri schools and budgets caused by these unions will not be permitted to continue.

Todd Akin for US Senate: Congressman, Ex-State Rep., Businessman & Army Veteran:

A reliable conservative, Akin is the clear front runner among the candidates running in the primary. He’s won 5 straw polls,including  85% of votes cast for the U.S. Senate primary in Missouri.

  Voters from several counties gathered in Park Hills, MO Saturday at the Mineral Area College to cast their votes for several Missouri offices including U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, and Governor.  The St. Francois County Republicans organized and conducted the poll that was open to all Missouri voters.

“We can take back America!” Akin encouraged the warm crowd Saturday afternoon.  He continued, “If you take a look at McCaskill and Obama, every instinct of these liberals is always one thing and one thing only – more power and more money to the federal government.  Everything else is just an excuse.”  Akin was the only Senate candidate present to address the crowd.

Saturday Movie Matinee

PJTV’s Trifecta asks the question: Is Obama Polarizing the Nation More than Any Other President?

Polls and reports indicate that Obama might just be the most polarizing President ever. From health care to the Stimulus, Obama cut Republicans out of the national debate. Could Obama be dividing the nation more than any other President?

Lee Doren: Massive Sugar Tax Coming Soon:

PJTV’s Bill Whittle asks: Are the President’s Polices Really Guided by the Gospels?

Obama claimed at a recent prayer breakfast that the teachings of Jesus Christ guided policies like health care and Dodd-Frank. Citing the Bible, Obama argued that “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.” Can we take Obama’s word at face value? Is he guided by scripture, or by old fashioned liberal politics?

A powerful Newt Gingrich ad via The Other McCain:

Oversight and Reform: Issa: DOJ Only Passed Along 8% of 80,000 Pages of Documents to Oversight:

Rep. Darrell Issa discusses the full committee hearing on management failures at the DOJ, specifically regarding Operation Fast & Furious, with Lou Dobbs on Fox News.

Via Breitbart TV: PBS’s Moyers Says Saul Alinsky ‘A Good American’:

The Marxist attempt to change the change the anti-Alinsky narrative begins. Unfortunately for Moyers, anyone who has access to a computer can very easy find the truth about this “good American”:

Bill Moyers used his Friday night PBS show to defend community organizing icon Saul Alinsky from Newt Gingrich’s recent attacks. Alinsky’s 1971 book “Rules for Radicals,” which was dedicated to Lucifer, popularized many organizing tactics.

Moyers quipped “Maybe that’s why Newt Gingrich has been slandering Alinsky’s name,” Moyers said. “Maybe he’s afraid. Afraid the very white folks he’s been rousing to a frenzy will discover who Saul Alinsky really was. A patriot, in a long line of patriots, who scorned the malignant narcissism of duplicitous politicians and taught every day Americans to think for themselves and to fight together for a better life. That’s the American way, and any good historian would know it.”

Moyers is a sickening husk of a man. Time for him to go away.

Bill Whittle has been busy, this week: The Grand Jihad:

The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is the sophisticated forces of Islamism, which have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security but to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy. In The Grand Jihad, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy provides a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep.

On a lighter note,  via Breitbart TV: Anchorwoman Freudian Slip:

Hint: It’s pertaining to a sausage eating contest.

SEE ALSO:

Freedom’s Lighthouse: Mark Steyn on Obama’s “Our Brother’s Keeper” Lecture: “His Brother is back in Kenya Living on $12 a Year” – Audio 2/3/12

Santorum Swings Through Lee’s Summit, MO – UPDATED with Video UPDATE II: Santorum Leads Obama in Rasmussen Poll!

Rick Santorum working the rope line after the rally with daughter Elizabeth looking on.

Rick Santorum held a rally Friday night at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

He’s the only candidate days from Tuesday’s primary to make a stop in Missouri because there are no delegates on the line. Republican party leaders decided the primary would be non-binding; they’re  holding  caucuses, which will take place on March 17. The winner takes all the state’s 52 delegates.

It is widely believed that the primary could have quite an impact on the caucuses, and Santorum is leading in the latest polls.

St. Louis County Elections Director, Rita Days, told KPLR, earlier this week:

“That [his campaign stop] tells me that someone is paying attention to Missouri and that`s what we want. We want to be part of it.  We want to be in the game; want to be a part of the fray,” Days said.  “They’ll look at the popular vote and they’ll govern themselves accordingly. I happen to think that it will count in some respects, if just simply from the mindset that these are the numbers and these are the candidates that our people like.”

Santorum  told KCTV:

“You can have a huge say on Tuesday and you can send a huge message: Do you want a candidate who can take on Barack Obama and paint a very different vision or one that is just a little better?” said Santorum during his Missouri stop.

The presidential candidate is putting a lot of weight that the Show-Me State will show the nation with Tuesday’s vote that he is still in the race.

“Right now the media’s basically talking Romney-Gingrich day and night and this is a state where Gingrich is not on the ballot and Santorum has Romney one-on-one and I think he sees it as a chance to score a victory, although a somewhat hollow victory,” said Steve Glorioso, a KCTV5 political expert.

The former Pennsylvania senator told the crowds they need to have courage when selecting a GOP nominee and that they should not feel they have to settle for a moderate, like Mitt Romney.

In his speech before 800 lively supporters,  Santorum made that case by saying Romney didn’t offer a big enough contrast with Obama, and was doomed to fail in the general election. Gingrich fares little better, he said, because he supported the insurance mandate for 20 years while Santorum, himself was supporting medical savings accounts.  He began his speech asking the assembled if we as a country had lost our faith. He ended his speech reminding everyone that every great civilization over time falters and fails because it lost faith in what created that bright light…

Stay tuned for videos.

UPDATE:

This is the last part of Santorum’s speech. Part one is refusing to upload, but I’m still working on it:

UPDATE II:

WHOA!

Rasmussen: Santorum Leads Obama by 1 Point, Romney Trails Obama by 4 Points

Rasmussen’s latest tracking poll finds Rick Santorum faring better than Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney against Obama:

In a potential Election 2012 matchup, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is at 45% while President Obama earns 44%. This is the first time in any poll that Santorum has led the president. Several other GOP challengers have led the president a single time in the polls including Rick Perry, Herman Cain, and Newt Gingrich. Each man briefly held the lead while they were surging in the polls, only to fall quickly. It remains to be seen what will happen to Santorum’s support. […]

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