Saturday, February 18, 2012

Could this be why Rick Santorum loves LABOR UNIONS? It's in his GENES?

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santourm appears to have found a niche for himself among blue-collar social conservatives representative of his western Pennsylvania upbringing. But according to the Italian magazine Oggi, the former senator may not be too popular in the Italian town of his forefathers.
The Daily Beast reports that 83-year-old matriarch Maria Malacarne tells the Italian Magazine Oggi that her late husband’s cousin Rick was a delight when he visited the family in the tiny northern Italian town of Riva del Garda during his law internship in Florence in 1985, and when he came back in 1986 and 1989. That said, Maria doesn’t understand how Santorum diverged so much from his grandfather Pietro and uncles who were “‘red communists’ to the core.”
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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!

Where has this been?

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable

Ohio JOE said...

Haha, I guess Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum have something in common; both have Left Wing ancestors.

Not your comrade said...

But only one's (RICK SANTORUM)lips have kissed the collective ass of the unions.

Anonymous said...

Commies--that's funny! Ha ha ha!

AZ

Anonymous said...

OJ, Apparently, you know more about Romney's ancestors than the rest of us. Care to share?

-Martha

PS Great touche, Bos!

Dave said...

I can see the Obama attack ad now. And we keep finding more and more reasons why Santorum is unelectable.

Ohio JOE said...

Ah Martha, how soon you forget Mr. Romney Sr.

"And we keep finding more and more reasons why Santorum is unelectable." Ah yes, MAcare is not electable.

Anonymous said...

OJ, how soon you forget that George Romney was not a leftist.

-Martha

Slick-Willy said...

OJ,

You should be grateful that English is your second language. It's an obvious fact and causes people to go easy on you. We assume your problem is more of a communication barrier than an IQ barrier most of the time, but sometimes I'm not so sure.

Communist is leftist, but moderate is hardly the same as a red communist.

Mitt's father ran for pres. at a different time in American history. He was clearly to the right of Rockefeller and Nixon, though he would be considered moderate by today's standard. Ford, Reagan and both Bush's were moderate by today's standard too. Ford was pro-choice as a GOP POTUS for Pete's sake.

Before this cycle the only true conservative (by today's standard) to have run since Ike was Goldwater, who lost in a landslide.

As for this article, I really don't care much. Santorum's a big-time spender and huge fan of massive pork. That's plenty. That he has some communist relatives is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned unless stronger ideological connections can be drawn.

Machtyn said...

I'm with Slick-Willy on this one. I'm not so much concerned by Santorum's relationships in communism. I am much more concerned about the greased palms of constituents, back scratching of fellow representatives, and general over budget spending Santorum assisted and participated in.

In a time that we need true fiscal conservatism, Santorum is the wrong guy at this time. In a time when we need someone who knows how to use Diplomacy, Romney is the only one of the 4 that can pull it off. In a time when Social Conservatism is important, but not the top rung issue, we can choose Santorum or Romney (as they are both true social conservatives.)

larry said...

Slick-Willy,

We don't need someone in the white house that grew up in a household that felt the prosperity was best achieved as a group effort.

Obviously as an immigrant to this country, Rick's father brought alot of his beliefs with him when he migrated to this country.

If Rick has a soft spot for unions, this post is relevant

Ohio JOE said...

"That he has some communist relatives is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned unless stronger ideological connections can be drawn." BINGO!


"OJ, how soon you forget that George Romney was not a leftist." He was rather Left Wing for a Republican.

Right Wingnut said...

I'm not sure that digging into family trees of the various candidates is in the best interest of anyone here...if you know what I mean.

Slick-Willy said...

OJ: "He was rather Left Wing for a Republican."

Wrong. He would definitely have been on the moderate side of the current GOP, but for his time he was the conservative alternative. He was more conservative than Nixon, Rockefeller or Ford.

Right Wingnut said...

He was more conservative than Nixon, Rockefeller or Ford.

Sorry, but I didn't see OJ draw a comparison between George and those three. Mitt is a conservative too, if you compare him to Scott Brown, Susan Collins, and Olympia Snowe.

Terrye said...

RightWingNut..actually I don't care about Santorum's family's politics..but then again, I have noticed that there are people who seem to spend a lot of time talking about Romney's people.

Right Wingnut said...

Actually, Terrye, I don't bring up Romney's family. Who, on this site, does that? I'd really rather not go there, but you know the left will escalate their coverage of things that took place 80-100 years ago.

Slick-Willy said...

RWN: I compared him to everyone of relevance at the time. Goldwater, Nixon, Rockefeller & Ford were the biggest players among "conservatives" when Romney Sr. ran for Prez.

Compared to the dominant candidates of his cycle (Nixon/Rockefeller), Romney was conservative. Apparently too conservative. BTW, Reagan ran as a moderate and governed (mostly) as a conservative.

Attacking someone out of context (as OJ did w/Romney Sr.) is unfair. These are the attacks that have morons believing Hamilton was an enemy of liberty today.

Anonymous said...

http://statesmansword.blogspot.com/2012/01/florida-primary-cliff-notes-romney-only.html CLIFF NOTES on past eight months of 2012 Republican Race, explains why not Santorum, with videos and hundreds of reference links, and great quotes from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ayn Rand. If you don't like Palin, chances are you'll love this photo album. Link'd to Romney Speech at 11/2011 Americans for Prosperity Summit, etc This is a valentine for the American people.

Ohio JOE said...

"Mitt is a conservative too, if you compare him to Scott Brown, Susan Collins, and Olympia Snowe." Bingo. We in America can do better than Mr. Romney. Mr. Romney might make a good Prime Minister of Canada or a good President of some little tin pot European country, but we here can do better.


"Attacking someone out of context (as OJ did w/Romney Sr.) is unfair." Hey Slick-Willy, you dish it out, I give it right back. If you think I am going to fight characters like you with one hand behind my back, you have got another thing coming.

Slick-Willy said...

OJ - I think we're running into an IQ barrier here. I'm not suggesting you avoid being truthful. I'm suggesting you be truthful and candid by arguing points in context. If that's "fighting with one hand behind your back," you have serious problems.