In the wake of so many recent controversies over women and their right to safe, affordable health care and the supposed desire of working women to be "put in their place" by aggressive men in the bedroom, Penny Red suggests that "Right now, we are in the middle of a sexual counter-revolution." [more inside]
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum abruptly suspended his campaign
in a news conference this afternoon, marking the unofficial end to a lengthy, often-combative primary. By suspending his campaign rather than ending it, Santorum can continue to raise money to retire any remaining debt he might have. [more inside]
The GOP’s woman problem is that it has a serious problem with women.
Frank Rich on George Stephanopoulos's unanswered question, how the Republicans have shifted to being the party of misogyny since the 70s, and why Mitt Romney would be just as bad as Rick Santorum.
Rick Santorum released an anti-Romney ad in January
that borrows ahem
liberally from Apple's famous 1984 ad
. Weirdly, it also
copies Apple's second Super Bowl advertisement, Lemmings
, which was viewed as insulting to its audience and became a legendary failure. (Via Ken Segall
, a former creative director at Apple who writes, "Note to Rick: if you’re going to copy Apple’s marketing success, try not to copy its failure as well.")
Depressed/frightened/disheartened about the GOP primary race? Here's Bad Lip Reading doing Rick Santorum
and the rest of the GOP roster: Mitt Romney
, Newt Gingrich
, Michelle Bachmann
, Herman Cain
, Rick Perry
. [more inside]
has started a new campaign
(NSFW) to prod Rick Santorum
into avoiding attacks on gay people during his presidential campaign run. He has come up with a new definition for the name "Rick".
Rick Santorum isn't afraid to kick people
even when it's not popular to do so. Yesterday he showed off his future Presidential nature once again by calling for tougher penalties for people who won't
evacuate when told to by the government (no clarification if there's a distinction for can't
). Given the evidence that race and economic class were primary indicators
of whether or not people were able to be evacuated from New Orleans before the disaster--is he being dense, insensitive or just playing to his traditional values base?
Dan Savage intensifies his smear campaign against Sen. Rick Santorum. How far is too far? How low can he go? Here's some background
on the whole dirty, frothy affair. The Santorum-Savage feud was also previously discussed here
. (first link is NSFW)
I am happy
to see that the GOP is expanding
their reach to the more eclectic fringes of society. Although it may freak
some other people out.
Trent Lott: The Sequel,
in which Conference Committee Chairman Senator Rick Santorum
(R-PA) gives an interview to AP in which he blames the recent Catholic Church scandals on a cultural tolerance of consensual "deviance"; i.e. homosexuality
Are U.S Senator Rick Santorum and his 'intelligent design creationism' friends trying to sneak one
by us in the Education bill?