Saturday, January 14, 2012

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Sanotorum Claims Ron Paul Doesn't Stand For Life After Veteran Question's Him

GAFFNEY, S.C.—Ron Paul’s record on abortion is “one of the worst in the United States Congress,” Rick Santorum charged Friday.
And that’s not all: Campaigning here in this state where social conservatives hold sway, Santorum leveled a broad argument against Paul for not doing enough to oppose gay marriage, the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and a host of other issues.

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Sparked by a question from a Paul supporter about votes he cast in the Senate that included Planned Parenthood funding, the former Pennsylvania senator — and proponent of complete abortion restrictions — blasted his rival for putting his libertarian views over “Judeo-Christian values.”
“He doesn’t vote for anything restricting abortion on a federal level because he doesn’t think the federal government should be involved in restricting abortion,” Santorum said. “Well, that’s just wrong! The bottom line is that we need to have restrictions on abortion.”
The encounter at a town hall here started Santorum on an extended tear punctuated only by a whispered comment from his wife Karen.
“Well, he’s opposed a lot of pro-life bills,” Santorum said in response.
“The bottom line is, I am for defunding Planned Parenthood,” he told the crowd here. “I am for a federal marriage amendment, which Ron Paul is not. I am for reinstating ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ — which Ron Paul is not. I’m just telling you there are clear differences on someone who is going to go out and speak about the Judeo-Christian values that this country holds, and Ron Paul will not.”
Santorum defended his own voting record, then accused Paul of earmarking.
“The program that he’s talking about is a program called Title X, and it’s a program that is in appropriation bills that allows for funding of birth control,” Santorum said. “I am not for federal funding of that, but it’s in a big bill that provides a lot of things. Did I vote for that overall bill? Yes, I did. Ron Paul doesn’t vote for any spending. That’s fine. But he also earmarks more than anybody else in the Congress, and then doesn’t vote for the spending that the earmarks are in.”
He received the biggest applause and cheers of the day when he declared: “There is nobody that’s been a stronger pro-life leader in the United States Congress than I was.”
Minutes after Santorum left the restaurant where the event was held, his campaign blasted a press release, announcing the endorsement of former chairman of the National Organization for Marriage Maggie Gallagher.
Paul spent lots of money airing an advertisement in Iowa that highlighted his personal opposition to abortion. It features the former OB-GYN recalling a late-term abortion that he witnessed.
But Santorum wasn’t only focused on Paul’s views on social issues — he also took issue with Paul’s foreign policy views — saying Paul “appeals to the Dennis Kucinich wing of the Democratic Party on national security” — and wrote off Paul’s second-place finish as irrelevant.
“Ron Paul’s been running in New Hampshire since 1937,” he joked.
Santorum’s looking to consolidate conservative support ahead of the Jan. 21 primary to give him the same kind of surge that propelled him to a virtual tie in the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3. At a lunchtime event at a diner in York during part of his swing through the conservative upstate of South Carolina, he expressed confidence that would happen.
“We know the values of this state,” Santorum said. “We know, particularly here in the upstate, those rock-ribbed, traditional values.”

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The choir boy vs. the playboy: Can Tim Tebow rise up to defeat the all-powerful Tom Brady in the 'most-watched NFL playoff game ever?'

Saturday night's epic game between the Denver Brocos and the New England Patriots is likely to be the most-watched NFL playoff contest in history, as America's choir boy Tim Tebow faces Tom Brady, the playboy powerhouse.
The two quarterbacks could hardly be farther apart. Mr Tebow is a 24-year-old rookie who continues to stun opponents with miracle comeback victories when his team faces oblivion. Mr Brady, on the other hand, wields the football as an oppressively powerful veteran whose precision is monolithic and whose franchise has built an empire of playoff victories and Superbowl appearances. 
Off the field, Mr Tebow has inspired legions of adoring Christian fans with his unashamed expressions of public faith and his simple pledges to maintain his faith -- and his virginity -- despite the fame and money football has brought him. He's most-often seen in public with his mother. 
Tom Brady and Tim Tebow
Face-off: Tom Brady, left, and Tim Tebow, right, meet again at 8pm Saturday when they play each other in Foxborough, Massachusetts
Tim Tebow
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and model Giselle Bundchen
The choir boy and the playboy: Tim Tebow (left) is often seen along side his mother Pam. Tom Brady (right) is usually out and about with exotic supermodel Gisele Bundchen
Mr Brady, by contrast, is a polished celebrity who is known for his well-publicised marriage with exotic supermodel Gisele Bundchen, whom he began dating after leaving his girlfriend who was pregnant with his child.
Combine those competing personal stories with Mr Tebow's ability, time and again this season, to help the rag-tag Broncos win games they should have lost, and the fact that New England trounced Denver 41-23 when the teams met last month, and it's a recipe for prime time TV gold, analysts say. 
Raising the tensions even higher: If the Brocos, who have lost as many games as they have won this year, manage to defeat the Patriots, they will move on to the conference finals and a chance to play for a trip to the Superbowl -- an improbable path for a team that has looked so mediocre on paper. 
'Given Brady’s success and Tebow’s attraction right now, coming from a lot of different angles, I would not be surprised if this becomes the highest-ever rated playoff game,' Henry Schafer, a celebrity pollster at Marketing Evaluations, told the Boston Herald. 


Age: 24
College team: University of Florida Gators
Seasons in the NFL: Two
Contract: $11.5 million base pay and up to $33 million total compensation over five years
NFL career: Drafted in the first round by Denver, Mr Tebow started just three games last year. In 2011, he became the starting quarterback after a rocky start to the season
Achievements: NCAA championships in 2007 and 2009, holds multiple college records, Hiesman Trophy in 2007, the first sophomore ever given the award
Relationship status: Says he is a virgin waiting for marriage
Biography: Born in the Philippines to Baptist missionary parents, Mr Tebow was home-schooled. 
Mr Tebow says he is a deeply devout Christian who frequently wore Bible verses on the eye paint he wore at games. 
He appeared in a Superbowl commercial with his mother in 2009 where he talked about his opposition to abortion. The ad galvanised his support among Christians


Age: 34
College team: University of Michigan Wolverines
Seasons in the NFL: 12
Contract: Four-year $72 million contract beginning in 2010, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL
NFL career: Drafted in the sixth round by New England, Mr Brady has been the starting quarterback since the second game of the 2001 season and developed a reputation for being one of the most effective quarterbacks in the game
Achievements: Superbowl MVP in 2002 and 2004 and led the Patriots to a 2005 Superbowl victory and a 2007 Superbowl loss. Holds several records for pass completion and consistency
Relationship status: Married to supermodel Gisele Bunchen, with whom he has a 2-year-old son. Also has 4-year-old son with actress Bridget Moynahan, whom he left while she was pregnant
Biography: Born in California to an Irish Catholic family of gifted athletes and grew up attending San Francisco 49ers games
Star power indeed. Mr Tebow, who is only in his second NFL season, does not have nearly the on-field talent that Mr Brady or other top-flight quarterbacks possess. His regular season pass completion rate was just 46.5 percent. Mr Brady's, by contrast, was 65.6 percent. 
But it's hard to understate Mr Tebow's appeal. A new ESPN poll named him America's Favorite Active Professional Athlete. He scored three percent of the vote, ahead of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Mr Brady placed fifth in that poll. 
His name recognition is second-to-none. A poll in September ranked his influence as a celebrity only slightly lower than Lady Gaga's. 
Fans have been drawn to Mr Tebow's down-to-earth personal style and, most importantly, his Christian faith. 
He claims to have remained a virgin, despite being a star college quarterback at the University of Florida. He recorded a personal anti-abortion commercial with his mother that aired during the Superbowl in 2009. 
His 'Tebowing' on-the-field prayer stance has become an iconic image -- replicated around the world by devoted fans and cynical detractors alike.
New England Patriots
First meeting: Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos 41-23 December 18
And his on-the-field success has led fan fervor into a fever pitch. 
More than 41 million people tuned in last week to watch the Broncos' come-from-behind overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- nearly twice the number of viewers for the last American Idol finale. 
When the Broncos won, it generated more than 9,400 Tweets per second -- more than the killing of Osama bin Laden, the death of Steve Jobs or the Royal Wedding. 
And finally, his passing yards 316, which devote fans equated to John 3:16 - 'For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.'
When he came out of last week's game, he began with: 'First and foremost, I want to thank my lord and saviour Jesus Christ.'
In a recent interview with CBS News, he stuck to his humble guns.
'I think number one is, what my mom and dad preached to me when I was a little kid: Just because you may have athletic ability and you may be able to play a sport doesn't make you any more special than anybody else,' Mr Tebow said. 
'Doesn't mean God loves you more than anybody else.'
But he's become a divisive figure, as well. 
Some non-Christians have objected to his very public displays of religious devotion and argue it has no place on the field in professional sports.
Mr Brady has become a lightning rod for criticism. His extreme success has drawn the jealous ire of fans from the Indianapolis Colts to the New York Jets.
He's been to four Superbowls, won three of them and was named MVP twice. 
'I think everybody has a story to tell. Every player who has made it this far has had to overcome some adversity,' Mr Brady told the Associated Press. 
'I think everybody has to fight through some things, which really, you can see kind of someone's strength of character and what they're made of when they're faced with adversity.'

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Anti Ron Paul Group Plans False Flag Attack In South Carolina

South Carolina's GOP primary is known for dirty tricks, but this may be a new low. My friend Patrick McEwen from Capital Free Press alerted me to this Facebook post by Google employee Jere Brower (who appears to be a Herman Cain supporter) in the Facebook group called "Stop Ron Paul 2012".  Mr. Brower has been trying to smear Ron Paul with kkk stuff for weeks it appears.

Ron Paul's enemies will stop at nothing to smear the good doctor's name. Below is the screen shot of the post. If your logged into Facebook you can view the entire thread here (UPDATE: has now been deleted). Jere Brower's twitter handle @jerryfromga

Notice notorious so called "libertarian" Ron Paul critic Aaron Biternman likes this comment. Walter Block gave a beautiful response to Biterman's 25  reasons for Jewish libertarians not to support Ron Paul.