Morning Mix: Santorum’s Crusade Heats Up
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has apparently abandoned his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and is instead campaigning for theocrat-in-chief. Santorum continues to attack the Obama administration for its oppression of religious liberty rights by enforcing civil rights laws and on Saturday suggested the President’s faith is not “based in the Bible.”
Well, it had been a while since someone suggested that President Obama was a secret Muslim, so I guess we were due, huh?
Oh, and apparently he believes Protestants have some explaining to do also.
Arizona continues to be a hot mess. Paul Babeu, a rising Republican star and anti-immigrant Sheriff faces allegations that he threatened his undocumented immigrant boyfriend with deportation when they broke up.
And because it is impossible for Mitt Romney to get good news these days, Babeu just so happened to be leading his Arizona campaign.
Another Arizona Republican made news by telling reporters she wanted to kick Santorum “in the jimmy” after his remarks that women shouldn’t be in combat. Martha McSally is a retired Air Force colonel and combat veteran running for the seat recently vacated by Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ).
After a long week of attacks on women’s reproductive health who do you think gets booked for the Sunday talk shows? Men. Of course.
We can expect more of the same in the short term. There’s too much improving economic news and spring is around the corner. All Republicans have left is the culture war.
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