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Santorum Says “the Middle Class” is Marxist; Doesn’t Know What Marxism Is

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

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I have bad news for the 88% or so of Americans who think they’re middle class: Rick Santorum thinks you’re Marxists.

The former Senator and noted neologism stopped by a gathering in Lynn County, Iowa to warn Republicans there of the dangers of talking about the middle class. (Note: I had a tough time getting the video to embed, so click to view it.)

“Since when in America do we have classes?” he demanded. “That’s Marxism talk!”

“There’s no class in America!” he bellowed.

Santorum does not believe in classes. He wants a classless society. You know, like that guy.

Oh, what was his name?

Oh yeah. Karl Marx.

So we need to stop all being Marxists by being Marxists. Got it. Perfect. Piece of cake.

You know, I think this might be one of those times when “Marxist” might not mean what Santorum thinks it means. It’s almost like the Republican economic position is all made up of talking points and very, very little knowledge.

Via Death and Taxes.

 

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Republicans Undecided about Vice President Candidates

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Governor Mitt Romney of MA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is an ideological split among Republicans over who should Mitt Romney‘s running mate, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tops the list, with 26%. Rick Santorum was the top pick of 21%. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were tied at 14%.

Among self-described Tea Party supporters, Sen. Rubio is the top choice, with 22%, and Gov. Christie is second, with 18%.

Among Republicans who aren’t Tea Party supporters, 36% say Ms. Rice is their choice, and one in four prefer Mr. Santorum.

For more details, click here: http://on.cnn.com/Je8Df3

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Santorum Drops Out

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination.

Mitt Romney is now the certain Republican nominee to take on President Barack Obama in November, as Mr. Santorum was his main challenger.

Mr. Romney issued this statement:

Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran. He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation. We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity.

While Mr. Romney still needs to win several hundred delegates to clinch the nomination, Mr. Santorum’s departure from the race leaves his path unhindered.

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Romney Sweeps Tuesday’s Primaries

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Governor Mitt Romney of MA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mitt Romney swept Tuesday’s Republican presidential primaries with a win in Wisconsin.

Earlier Tuesday night, the former Massachusetts governor won primaries in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Mr. Romney will take most of Wisconsin’s forty-two delegates, winning its eighteen winner-take-all delegates based on the statewide vote. The rest will be awarded proportionally to the winner in the state’s eight districts.

Mitt Romney took the majority of Maryland’s thirty-seven delegates, which are awarded proportionally, and all the sixteen delegates at stake in D.C.

The wins put Romney past the halfway mark to the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

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Romney Wins D.C.

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Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in the District of Columbia.

The former Massachusetts governor will take all sixteen delegates that were at stake Tuesday.

Earlier Tuesday night, Mr. Romney won in Maryland and took most of that state’s 37 delegates, which are awarded proportionally.

The wins put Mr. Romney past the halfway mark to the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

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Obama Clinches Nomination

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President Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination by winning primaries in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Like his Republican counterparts, Pres. Obama has competed in primaries and caucuses this year. Unlike the Republicans, he faces no serious opposition.

On the Republican side, Mitt Romney reached a campaign milestone of his own with his projected win in Maryland. The Republican front-runner passed the halfway mark in the race for the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch his party’s nomination.

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Romney Takes Maryland

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Mitt Romney has won the Maryland Republican presidential primary.

The former Massachusetts governor will take most of the state’s thirty-seven delegates. He’ll win thirteen delegates that are winner take all. The rest of the delegates are to be awarded proportionally.

The win will put Mr. Romney past the halfway mark toward the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

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