Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Rick Santorum's stance on Immigration Reform.. Casey is Silent. Surprise. Surprise.
People actually think this guy is qualified to represent PA in the Senate?
Anyway, back to the point. The issue? Immigration reform.
Sen. Santorum's stance (as provided to AP, 3/29):
Sen. Rick Santorum said Tuesday he generally opposes allowing illegal immigrantsBob Casey's "Stance" (as reported by the AP, 3/29):
to become U.S. citizens without them first going back to their home
Without that requirement, "I don't know why anyone would bother trying to wait in line to get a green card ... You create all sorts (of), I think, very bad incentives for really controlling the ingress into this country," Santorum said in an interview shortly after addressing Pennsylvania farmers at a forum. ...
Santorum said he has heard from some in the construction industry and some farmers -- particularly fruit and mushroom growers -- concerned that tightening border security could make it more difficult for them to find workers.
He said he supports studying ways to increase the number of legal immigrants in the country.
Santorum told the farmers that, as the son of an immigrant, he is mindful of immigrants' contributions and the need to be compassionate. But, he said, "the bottom line is that we have to treat people who came to this country illegally differently than those who came legally, and if we don't, then we will never control our borders, period."
When asked Tuesday whether Casey supported the bill, campaign spokesman LarryWOW. I'm speechless. Now I feel how Casey does. All the time.
Smar said, "I think it's still pretty early in the process and we're watching the Senate debate. It seems like there isn't that much consensus in Washington, or in the Senate for that matter, on how to proceed, so we'll watch the debates and see how it progresses."
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Bob Casey's Lead in the Polls against Santorum shrinks.. again...
This drop is significant since there was virtually no drop in Casey's poll numbers for 3 consecutive months. So what drove his poll numbers down? Abortion. Which is what will continue to pull Casey down.uy
Let's face it.. Liberal democrats believe in an abortion-on-demand, responsibility-free society. They believe in a Culture of Death. The more they realize Casey doesn't share their "values," they are less likely to support him. While they will probably never join the Santorum camp, one has to believe they won't bother going to the polls in November.
Memo to Casey: despite rhetoric, the Democratic party will always hold dear their "value" of abortion-on-demand.
Rick Santorum to Bob Casey: Who's Your Daddy?
Monday, March 27, 2006
Santorum vs. Casey: It's only a matter of time...
The word is getting around pro-abortion circles...
The most recent grass-roots manifestation of this came late last
month at the Lancaster County Democratic Convention, which did not endorse any
candidate to oppose Mr. Santorum.
When a Democratic committee member expressed reservations about Bob Casey's
socially conservative positions, county party chairman Bruce Beardsley urged
party members to look beyond Mr. Casey's pro-life stance.
"Would you rather have someone who you disagree with
about two things [abortion and gun control] but agree with about everything
else, or one whom you disagree with on everything?" Mr. Beardsley said.
The committee member replied, "Those two issues are very important to me."
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Michelman announces she will NOT challenge Casey
Pro-choice activist Kate Michelman won't be an independent candidate in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race.http://washingtontimes.com/national/20060314-122202-5310r.htm
Despite pressure from abortion-rights supporters, the former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America said she would not run in the November election, which likely will feature two candidates who oppose abortion: Democrat Bob Casey Jr. and incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Santorum.
Ms. Michelman, 63, considered entering the race after Mr. Casey said he would have voted to confirm Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. for the U.S. Supreme Court. There was fear among many Democrats that Ms. Michelman's entrance into the race would split the vote in November in Mr. Santorum's favor, the Associated Press reports.
"Despite profound and fundamental differences, I have decided that Pennsylvania will be better served by electing Bob Casey to the U.S. Senate than giving his opponent another term," Ms. Michelman wrote in an op-ed piece published in Sunday's edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I do this knowing that I may forever regret not responding one more time to the clarion call of principle."
Friday, March 10, 2006
Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL, considering challenging Casey
Mr. Casey's pro-life position has angered pro-choice Democratic activists
and could bring into the race Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL
Pro-Choice America. Should that happen, it would split the Democrats and turn
the November election into a competitive contest, independent polls indicate.
"If there were a third-party candidate on the ballot who
is pro-choice, that candidate could draw heavily from Casey backers among
liberal Democrats, enough to make it a close race," said Clay F. Richards,
assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, whose surveys
show that Mr. Casey is vulnerable on the abortion issue with pro-choice
Democrats. "If Michelman gets in, I think you would see
Casey's support drop," Mr. Richards said.
This could get interesting...