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Old 04-29-2011, 08:33 PM   #271
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Rasmussen Reports, April 28 - National GOP Primary Poll

(Although, the ratio of serious candidates to buffoons was higher in 2007...)
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Seriously, what's not to like about the guy?


your base won't vote for anyone who is serious?

but then again, hurting poor women and jeopardizing their health is certainly something that's going to make the base proud.
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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum officially registered his presidential exploratory committee with the Federal Election Commission, allowing him to participate in Thursday's South Carolina debate and putting him even closer to a formal announcement to run for president.

Santorum had established a "testing the waters" account last month, but did not file with the FEC. Fox News, the host of the debate, set criteria that to be included a candidate would need to have officially registered an exploratory committee or have announced a formal campaign for president.
Rick Santorum forms exploratory committee for presidential run - latimes.com

Oh dear. And what's sad is that there will be people willing to vote for him.
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Eh, let him waste his money... fool
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hurting poor women and jeopardizing their health is certainly something that's going to make the base proud.
And Ann Coulter calls abortion “the holiest sacrament” in the religion of liberalism. Is there really no middle ground to agree on in this debate?
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And Ann Coulter calls abortion “the holiest sacrament” in the religion of liberalism. Is there really no middle ground to agree on in this debate?


Planned Parenthood performs more abortions than anyone because they are the most affordable, that's where poor women are forced by economic circumstance to go. rich women and the daughters of Senators will always have access to abortion, legal or not.

Planned Parenthood also offers pap smears and HIV tests, lots of them.

this actually has not that much to do with the right-or-wrong-ness of abortion and everything to do with harming the health of poor women. but, hey, if it allows the holier-than-thou crowd to get joy out of slut-shaming in the name of "the children," by all means, Gov. Daniels, do what you have to do.

he actually does seem like the sanest of the bunch.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels on Thursday signed into law a plan giving Indiana the nation's most sweeping private school voucher program. Lawmakers and supporters joined Daniels at a Statehouse ceremony where he signed the voucher bill and another proposal aimed at expanding charter schools, which are public schools free of many state regulations. Daniels and other bill supporters say the proposals will give parents more choices for educating their children.
"Every child is precious," Daniels told the crowd, including children from several private schools. "Every child deserves an equal chance to be all they can be."
The voucher program uses taxpayer money to help parents send their children to private and religious schools. The plan is based on a sliding income scale, with families of four making more than $60,000 qualifying for some level of scholarship if they switch from public to private schools.
Legislative leaders and education advocates said the bill signing marked a historic day, and that the nation is watching Indiana as it embarks on a new level of school choice.
What's not to love about our governor?
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That's a cool thing. It's too bad he's a dick to women.
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What's not to love about our governor?


what does he know about foreign policy? serious question.
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Not a voucher fan.

Public money is for public schools. Choice has nothing to do with it.
There are plenty of financial aid plans for private schools for people who can't afford them.
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I admitt to be being blatantly hypocritical and self-interested on the subject of vouchers. As a teacher in a private school, it's a major windfall in terms of enrollment at our school.
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I admitt to be being blatantly hypocritical and self-interested on the subject of vouchers. As a teacher in a private school, it's a major windfall in terms of enrollment at our school.
I got most of my tuition covered for a semester of Catholic high school, and I'm not Catholic. They knew I was Lutheran at the time and still gave us the aid because we needed it.

Currently, vouchers are a money-grab for religious institutions, and no one should be surprised if it becomes more widespread that we start to see for-profit companies running schools and snapping up voucher kids.


For-profit prisons anyone?
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Currently, vouchers are a money-grab for religious institutions
You don't have to make it sound so ugly.



But you're right. I don't entirely agree with how it's sometimes done, but because I believe in my school and the system of private Christian education that I'm a part of and yes I believe it is superior to much of what is offered in most public schools ( :cringes in anticipation of furious tongue lashing by public school teachers on this board: ) I'm not unhappy that we are getting more students who will benefit from what we have to offer.
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You don't have to make it sound so ugly.



But you're right. I don't entirely agree with how it's sometimes done, but because I believe in my school and the system of private Christian education that I'm a part of and yes I believe it is superior to much of what is offered in most public schools ( :cringes in anticipation of furious tongue lashing by public school teachers on this board: ) I'm not unhappy that we are getting more students who will benefit from what we have to offer.
I believe there should be private school systems of all types. And yes, I could have used a different term.

I feel that vouchers encourage the attitude of "run public schools like a business and let the under-performing ones fail."
That cannot be allowed to happen. Schools are not like restaurants, flower shops and banks. They need to remain functional in communities for the stability of the students. I think for many students a consistent and dependable education and education environment is as important as the quality of the teachers. I don't think it's too big an assumption to believe that the students in many of the under-performing schools don't have the most stable home-life, so a consistent if lacking school-life is a good thing for them.


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Rick Santorum Wins South Carolina Straw Poll

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