Rick Santorum and Allen West Having a Picnic in a Lake Worth Park This Weekend

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GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rick "I want to go to war with China" Santorum will be joining Reps. Allen West and Tom Rooney for a cute little picnic this weekend sponsored by the Republican Party of Palm Beach County.

Santorum's appearance at the "GOP Family Picnic," as well as the appearance of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's son, Griffin Perry, were just recently announced by the group's treasurer, Mike Barnett.

Florida has been friendly to Santorum, as he's received more campaign contributions from Florida than any other state, aside from his home state of Pennsylvania.

Around 36 percent of his contributions come from Pennsylvania, 11 percent from Florida, 9 percent from South Carolina, and 7 percent from Virginia. The remaining 37 percent of his funding comes in from the rest of the states.

If you've never heard of Santorum -- his current national polling average is 1.5 percent -- make sure you read the descriptions of links you may be inclined to click on if you're looking him up on Google.

Trust us.

Still, Santorum's on the verge of relevance now -- at least in Iowa.

He kicked off his "Faith, Family and Freedom Tour" there today and plans to campaign in all 99 Iowa counties in anticipation of the state's early primary, and Iowa Republicans' warm reception to his, ahem, strong religious values.

The one clearly good thing about Santorum's appearance in Lake Worth this weekend is that it doesn't cost a few weeks' worth of paychecks to see him, which has been a trend with GOP candidates in Palm Beach County.

Whereas the same group is hosting a dinner with Herman Cain in January at $195 per person, this weekend's picnic is $20 for adults and $10 for kids -- $50 for a family of four -- and you can buy tickets from the group's website.

For the sake of information, here's Dan Savage's New York Times op-ed he wrote about Santorum back in the day.

Free advice: If some trickster asks if you at the picnic if you want Santorum on your sandwich, just say no.


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shablon
shablon

To John Swetland,I know enough of history to know that Republicans do not support slavery, latest anti union actions prove the fact that Republicans would rather die for slaves who pick cabbages in Imperial Valley than support Koch brothers.

It is you who brought up the name of "Hussein Obama" whom you obviously derisively hate for suspecting him to be a muslim, just like the majority of slaves were who built this country> Well John I can tell you one thing, if this country is to survive as a reasonable democracy it better start educating likes of you that religion or origin no longer mattter

John Swetland
John Swetland

Why so angry??  Did the bong-water spill on your new tie-dye??

shablon
shablon

With a name like Santorum, he just cannot lose. He can only make people sick to their stomach

John Swetland
John Swetland

Barack Hussein Obama.....kind of bounces of the tongue as American as Apple Pie doesnt it?  Liberals, now you have to belittle ones name.  "SHABLON" Hiding behind a fake name?? 

shablon
shablon

I guess you would like to name Chief Sitting bull, Swetland!

Tweety
Tweety

You and Juli Sprott Betz are exactly what is wrong with my political party. You are lightening rods, sheep and ignorant fools. You get all your information from Fox news and have Murdoch's dick so far up your ass you can't see or hear. I am a MAJOR donor to the Republican party, 49 years old and own a company that employs 36 people. West is who he is. War hero? You lnow shit. A statesman? He is a politician!!. And the primary base of the Republican party has as much interest in seeing West rise the ranks as they do having Michele Bachman the Rebublican nominee for President. If the party continues to split, Obama will win easily and we will have no chance of regaining the senate. 2016 is a long way away.  

shablon
shablon

Yes it does, he belongs to the nation of slaves that created this country, not the nation of slave keepers, who tortured the slaves.

shablon
shablon

Tell me about it, and Mr Thurmond loved civil rights!

John Swetland
John Swetland

Do some research.  Republicans were the slave freers.  Republicans were the driving force of the Civil Rights movement.  Frederick Douglass (Repub), Booker T Washington (Repub), Herman Cain and Allen West.  ALL HAVE SLAVE BLOOD.  Barry Soetoro...not a drop.  MLK was a Repub until the Kennedy's gave him their support.  Harriet Tubman was immensely helped by her Republican friends from the North.  It's all there and much much more!!  George Wallace tried to stop integration in Alabama schools...a Dem.  Nixon sent in the troops...he's Republican.  You can either read & educate yourself or you can remain ignorant and keep shouting the Liberal bullet points.  Dems are nowhere w/o the Stupid Vote.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Liberal ignorance.  Explain to me how Allen West is a "nutjob"?  What's your basis??  Any chance you can partake in a civil debate showing facts or figures.  Anything from which to base your opinion besides asinine childish rhetoric??  Show where in history Allen West's opinions or directions is counter to what the country was founded on.  See, I'm figuring you're just another politically uneducated lemming.  Prove me wrong.  Show me some statistics or issues where Allen West is an anti-American.  My bet it's you who is the anti-American...the non-producer who's only way to "debate" a complex issue such as politics is to throw out immature words...Obama hopes he gets the STUPID vote again, it's his only chance.  Looking forward to your library of facts & figures riverrat69.  My name is JOHN SWETLAND...no hiding behind stupid names.  Fool. 

Lisa
Lisa

anything is better than what we currently have in office.

Tweety
Tweety

The last time Allen West left a fundraiser im the WPB area, he was so drunk he fell on his face and puked all over his suit. The last thing I want is a person of power representing the interests of the US who can't hold his liquor. At least Romney wouldn't have a problem doing vodka shots with Putin.

Allen West's Family
Allen West's Family

Allen West neither drinks nor smokes.  Never have, never will.  You are a liar.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Get a life Libtard.  Is this what U do when mom's cleaning your room??  Not that it has anything to do with West being a good statesman or not, he IS a non-drinker/non-smoker.  He happens to be one of the BEST statesman we ve seen in a long long time.  But that fact blows by idiots like you.  And the dumbing down of America continues.  Bring some facts to the conversation, or just stick with playing your X-Box in your underwear,  LOSER.

Juli Sprott Betz
Juli Sprott Betz

Tweety knows this for a fact?  Nope, just another child hoping to start a rumor that will be passed on.  Sadly, you wouldn't recognize an honorable man, let alone a war hero, if you saw one!  That drinking games are your criteria for judging a man, my guess is you are what, 19?

BeerPartyPatriot
BeerPartyPatriot

Now that I have Googled "santorum" I understand where you get your name "The Pulp."  I never could have gone that low on my own, but it is clear that this rag and your twelve teenage readers are very much at home swimming in your own debris.  This is the third and final time I visit this domain of dolts.  Your articles are pointless and attract only those who pity your idiocy or wallow in your degenerate, useless paradigm.  I leave you to your vile and pathetic existence and shall indulge in your sideshow of sewage no longer.  In other words, "Pulp Lovers" - you suck.

Matthew Hendley
Matthew Hendley

You showed up to the last pool party, so I don't know how you got so high and mighty.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Yep, making Olbermann look smart again.  This is YOUR blog Matt, THAT's your debate??  THAT's your quality retort??  THAT's your taking a stand, backing your words??  WOW...ok.....I guess...

Robin Crouch
Robin Crouch

I went to see Congressman West here in CA at a swanky Beverly Hills Hotel for not much more than what they are asking at the sponsored picnic.  We all were donating heavily on our way out. It was a pleasure. What is it with you? These gentleman are running an honest campaign, and even that isn't to your liking. Are you also of the mindset that this country should be run by a dictator, as the current President is joking about? In Govt class you should have been taught that every 4 yrs our country has a process called the US Presidential elections. It is what gives you the freedom to write what you want to write. Somehow, I seem to think that you must find yourself sitting alone, picking at your scabs, instead of enjoying the day at a picnic with friends. I choose the latter, because I meet new people and learn something new.

Free advice: Hold on tight, because your head is going to spin come 2012, and you just might lose your "sandwich".

BeerPartyPatriot
BeerPartyPatriot

Hindley, I can't imagine a gutless punk like you repeating your useless remarks to Santorum face to face.  I can, however, imagine you soiling yourself trying to work up any guts to insult Allen West in person.  You should come on out to the picnic and see how many people have heard of you.  My guess is you would poll 0% even with a name tag on.

Matthew Hendley
Matthew Hendley

I've spoken with Santorum face-to-face, and he's a goober. West refuses to speak with me.

I don't always harass innocent Iraqis, but when I do, I prefer to run for congress.

I'll bring Santorum sandwiches to the picnic if anyone's interested.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Did you talk like this when you spoke to Santorum face to face??  Or where you a civil, respectful concerned citizen with wet palms and a racing heart, almost scared to reach your hand out for a solid handshake??  Ya, thought so...

Charles Parlato
Charles Parlato

Dear Matthew,This column is utterly disgusting. You should be ashamed of yourself. The Gay community maintains that the gay lifestyle is simply an "Alternative."  this type of shocking reporting belies a lifestyle of responsible adulthood.Rick Santorum does not deserve to be treated like this. In fact, even you do not deserve to be treated and intimidated like this.   sincerely,

Inis_Magrath
Inis_Magrath

Mr. Hendley:

You have created quite a proble for me. I now have the mental image of Rick "man-on-dog" Santorum having a cute picnic with Allen West. How am I supposed to get that out of my head!!!???

And despite what commentor Swetland says, 20 bucks to attend a BBQ picnic is not a "fundraiser", because they'll barely break even at that price point. It's a community relations even for West, and Santorum is just along for the ride.

John Swetland
John Swetland

I am pretty sure there will be some monies generated from the gathering.  People wont be leaving their wallets in the glove compartment.  There will be some promises of donations at a later date.  Hands will be firmly grasped and shook.  No deficating on police cars or spray painting the walls...pretty sure of that too.

Matthew Hendley
Matthew Hendley

I'm glad all three of Rick Santorum's supporters found this.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Not a huge Santorum guy Matt.  Unelectable frankly.  Solid conservative yes, but that's what bugs you.  If it werent for a few Conservatives looking in here and laughing at your shallow thinking mindset...you'd probably only have 1 comment.  From your roommate.  Your welcome.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Matthew, you are so obvious it's just hilarious.  "Cute little picnic"...It's a fund raiser Matt, something both parties do.  Why the Liberal goofiness??  You're not embarrassing West or anyone else, just yourself.  Now, imagine how foolish it would sound if a Right-Winged hack showed his ignorance writing an article about a "cute little meeting" Between Barry Obama & Bill Ayers.  Or maybe a "cute little gathering" of Useful Idiots on Wall St.   You make Olbermann look brilliant.  That takes effort, but you have what it takes my man.

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