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Friday, April 29, 2005

Who Said It? Santorum or Casey?

Who Said It? Santorum or Casey?
The Democratic establishment is trying to convince us that Bob Casey is really more progressive than Rick Santorum. So who said the following in an interview with the Gar Joseph of the Philadelphia Daily News?

Iraq. "Once it was under way, like a lot of Americans, I was supportive of what our troops were trying to do there, based on what we were told by our government. We found out later the intelligence was, at best, faulty and, at worst, misleading. We can learn a lot of lessons from that, but the key thing now is to finish the job."
Terry Schiavo. "I think you should err on the side of life. I think some kind of congressional review was appropriate. But I don't think our elected representatives should've been going to the site. The last thing they needed there, with all the tragedy, sadness and controversy, was a politician in either party to go there. It's very difficult for an elected official to judge or second guess what a family does in those circumstances. That situation shouldn't have been used to divide people for political purposes."
Defense of marriage amendment (which would ban same-sex marriage). "I support the Defense of Marriage Act [passed in 1996, it defines marriage as a union of a man and woman] and a number of states have passed similar measures. But to have a great constitutional debate about this issue is completely unnecessary. This is used to divide people and appeal to bigotry."Ten Commandments. (The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to ban displays of the 10 Commandments in government buildings, as a violation of separation of church and state.) "I don't oppose [such displays]. I do think politicians spend a lot more time talking about that question than trying to live the 10 Comandments [sic]. No matter what your religious beliefs, there are some universal truths in those commandments that we all ought to live by."

5 Comments:

  • At 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not much of a choice is is?

     
  • At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What about Dems like myself who find the same old liberals to be not much of a choice but at the same time can't fathom voting for a radical like santorum who's wasteful policies put our gov't in debt and send our gas price through the roof. There are two wings to our party in this fine state so don't act as if we don't exist. We are the deciding votes in who wins and if it's btw Babs or Hoeffel and Santorum, we might vote for Santorum.

     
  • At 10:04 AM, Blogger Lily said…

    Well I think the previous comment from anonymous is a bit strange. I never heard 'radical" and Santorum used together much!!! Same old liberals? Neither Casey nor Santorum are liberals. Pennachio, maybe.
    This post demonstrates typical Democrat behavior- move to the middle to compete with the moderate repubs, but abandon the progressive base.

     
  • At 10:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Do you think Casey will even win the primary?

    Daily Kos Online Poll asked
    "Which candidate running for US Senate (Pennsylvania) are you supporting against Rick Santorum?"
    http://www.dailykos.com/poll/1125008870_eGyVFAHF
    Chuck Pennacchio got 58% and
    Bob Casey, Jr. got 41.1% of the votes

     
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