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Lump Day?

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What might we call a combo Leap Day + Hump Day?  Why Lump Day , of course!

And, the GOP candidates sure took their lumps last night. A shallow victory for Mittens and a surprising defeat for Jesus of Pennsylvania. Ricky is finding that mainstream Republicans care more about the economy than government control over the naughty bits between their legs. 

He certainly didn't win any fellow Catholics with the comment he made about former (Catholic) President John F. Kennedy to ABC News. He told ABC News ...

"The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country. To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes me want to throw up.

"What kind of country do we live [in] that says only people of non-faith can come into the public square and make their case? That makes me throw up and it should make every American who is seen from the president, someone who is now trying to tell people of faith that you will do what the government says, we are going to impose our values on you, not that you can't come to the public square and argue against it, but now we're going to turn around and say we're going to impose our values from the government on people of faith, which of course is the next logical step when people of faith, at least according to John Kennedy, have no role in the public square.

"While there were certainly some very important things and good things [JFK] said in that, there were some things that triggered in my opinion the privatization of faith and I think that's a bad thing."

The ex-Senator continued ...

"I think we need to have a free exercise of religion in this country and it's important for those First Amendment freedoms to be alive and well in America and I think they are threatened here in America as we've seen by President Obama, not by Rick Santorum."

Ricky wants to preserve our freedoms . . . by abolishing privacy rights, perhaps? And JFK made him puke? Do we really want to hear about what makes a candidate vomit in any context, much less when it concerns one of the most revered (especially by Catholics) Presidents of all time -- assassinated or not?  Keep opening your mouth and inserting the crucifix, Ricky, you'll Rapture on outta here in no time. 

And Mittens narrow victory in Michigan proves his hard line "let 'em go bankrupt" stance toward the faltering state is not winning him any friends. President Obama's pro-labor, rebuild America message and strong support in the rust belt is playing much better.

Not that it really matters. This silly primary season is turning into a contest to be "the man who will lose to Obama."  Nuttin' to see here, it's safe to return to your normal, everyday activities.

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Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few (more...)
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