What Tommy said, almost. I'm not that forgiving.
Why would they have someone who holds no office, matter of fact was summarily dismissed from office, on their shows? Who cares what his TeaBagger opinion is? Obviously not the people of South Florida! Via.
Yep, let it sink in. This twisted Tea Fart is fighting against a treaty aimed to improve people with disabilities lives simply because his Teabagger antennae are overtuned. And he hasn't ruled out running for President again in 2016.
Joining Santorum was Tea Party favorite Sen. Mike Lee from Utah and members of the Home School Legal Defense Association, a nonprofit that advocates for the rights of parents who home school. The treaty, which was negotiated during the George W. Bush administration and signed by 126 countries, will be taken up by the Senate during the lame-duck session. The document essentially requires signatories to update their laws for persons with disabilities, and supporters say it could effect real change for those facing mistreatment around the world.
But Lee said he had "grave concerns" about the treaty's impact on the authority of America, and that he had gathered signatures from 36 Republicans who opposed the ratification of the treaty for similar reasons.
Mike Farris, head of the Home School Legal Defense Association, said he worried that the treaty would give the government "unilateral ability" to impact people with disabilities while parents should "get the choice of what's best for their child." Earlier, the association had expressed concern that the treaty would allow the federal government to require children with disabilities be enrolled in public schools and not be home schooled.
"We have set leadership in the world for people with disabilities. Adopting this treaty will do nothing to improve that, or people with disabilities overseas," Santorum told Whispers. "This is undermining parents, and adopting a standard that is something that folks are justifiably afraid of—which is the state having priority over the parent as to what's in the best interest of the child."
Just as long as he has no chance of winning, I'd love another campaign season for him to show what a huge jackass he is. Either that or MSNBC should snap him up as a Talking head. h/t Taegan.
A. You know that I believe fervently in that vision. I don’t know of many other candidates who articulate that vision. Am I going to do something? Oh gosh, I don’t know. People approach me every day and ask, “Walsh, are you going to run for the governor? Are you going to run for Senate?” I want to do my part to lead a movement to present a vision to this. I’d rather go down fighting. Democrats have ruined this state but they’ve been able to do it because the Republicans have allowed them to.
Q. Others say you would make a great political pundit on television. Any thoughts on that?
A. I’m a policy guy. My background is policy. I’m moved by ideas. Whether that means I run again or whether that means I’m doing something else, writing about or speaking about ideas, I don’t know. Somehow or other I’m going to be connected around them. We have a dearth of conservatives in the state. I’ve got a lot of flaws as a candidate. But I can talk to any person in everyday language. We desperately need that. This party that I’m part of, that I love, needs to be purged.
Good to see he's getting his butt handed to him in the polls 52/39.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) had a Todd Akin moment of his very own Thursday night when he said “advances in science and technology” have eliminated risks for pregnant mothers and therefore done away with the need for abortion exceptions.
“There’s no such exception as life of the mother,” Walsh said after a debate with Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth in Chicago. “And as far as health of the mother, same thing. With advances in science and technology, health of the mother has become a tool for abortions any time, under any reason.”
Asked if he believes there is never a medical need to perform an abortion to save a mother’s life, Walsh said: “Absolutely.”
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