To save themselves and America, Pennsylvanians need to save Senator Rick Santorum, Republican of Pennsylvania, running for a third Senate term against the most formidable opponent cunning Democrats could have nominated, pro-life Bob Casey, son of THE Bob Casey, the pro-life Pennsylvania Democrat governor disrespected by his fellow Democrats at the 1992 Democrat presidential convention for being pro-life.
To save themselves and America, Pennsylvanians need to save Senator Rick Santorum, Republican of Pennsylvania, running for a third Senate term against the most formidable opponent cunning Democrats could have nominated, pro-life Bob Casey, son of THE Bob Casey, the pro-life Pennsylvania Democrat governor disrespected by his fellow Democrats at the 1992 Democrat presidential convention for being pro-life. Remember, Senator Santorum is No. 3 in the Senate Republican leadership. No. 1, Senator Bill First of Tennessee, is retiring and No. 2, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, blocked the proposed constitutional amendment to protect the American flag, so who's the favorite to lead the Senate Republicans if he's returned to the Senate by the people of Pennsylvania?
On Election Day 2006, will Pennsylvanians prefer Bob Casey to Senator Santorum?
NOT if they think it through.
To be sure, the Democrats put up the best candidate against Senator Santorum: a pro-life legacy whom Pennsylvania Democrats refused to nominate as their gubernatorial candidate in 2002 (where he would have had power) but keep as state treasurer (where he promotes the illusion that Democrats appreciate pro-lifers instead of secretly, and sometimes not so secretly, despise them,
Senator Santorum has benefited in each of his prior Senate races from the votes of pro-life Democrats who respected his principled belief and put their principles above partisanship.
By running Bob Casey against Senator Santorum, clever Democrats like the Clintons hope to lure Santorum Democrats, figuring they will not realize that as a first-term Senate Democrat, Bob Casey would be of minimal, if any, help in promoting the principles he and Senator Santorum share and if Bob Casey's presence gave the Democrats control of the Senate, judicial candidates who know that the proper role of a judge is "to interpret the law and the Constitution – not make up the law and deprive [we] the people of the right to govern ourselves" would be unconfirmable.
If Bob Casey could put his professed principles before his personal ambitions, he would acknowledge that and not let himself be used by the pro-abortion strategists.
If you need a hint as to who the pro-abortion crowd really favors in the Pennsylvania Senate race, find out which candidate received a contribution from Hillary Clinton. (Yes, that would be her boy Bob.) Pro-abortioners will hold their noses and vote for Bob, because he will be ineffective, while Senator Santorum probably will be the next Senate Majority Leader if he is re-elected.
Senator Santorum should be distributing copies of David Carlin's book, Can A Catholic Be A Democrat?
For those who would appreciate a brief review of the book, here's a good one:
"When author David Carlin was a young man, it was scandalous for a good Catholic to be anything but a good Democrat. In the pews, pubs, and union halls of America's cities, millions of poor European immigrants and their children pledged allegiance to the Church of Rome and the party of FDR.
"All that changed in the 1960s, with the rise of a new kind of Democrat: wealthy, secular, ideological. Even as Carlin served the party he loved -- twelve years as a Rhode Island state senator and once a candidate for Congress -- he could only watch in dismay as its national leaders abandoned their blue-collar, pro-life, and religious constituencies and took up with NOW, Hollywood, and the abortion lobby.
"So complete has been this transformation that we no longer speak of a natural alliance between Catholics and the Democratic Party. Indeed, Carlin here asks whether today it's even possible to be both a faithful Catholic and a Democratic true believer.
"A veteran sociologist, philosophy professor, and author of The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America, Carlin shows how his party and his religion have taken opposite sides in the Culture War. On issues of human life, sex, faith, morality, suffering -- and the public policies that stem from them -- the modern, secularist Democratic Party has become the enemy of Catholicism; indeed, of all traditional religions.
"Carlin shatters the excuses that Catholic Democratic politicians employ in a vain attempt to reconcile their faith and their votes, and then, with what he calls the "political equivalent of a broken heart," he examines his own political conscience. As a faithful Catholic and a Democrat approaching his seventieth year, must he now leave the party he's called home since birth?
"David Carlin's arguments challenge all religious Democrats to ask themselves the same question."
As a Democrat Senate candidate running against Senator Santorum, Bob Casey is promoting himself at the expense of the pro-life cause.
In addition, a re-elected Senator Santorum will be enormously more effective in protecting America and American prosperity, as this excerpt from a Washington Times article reporting Senator Santorum closing the gap implies: "Republican strategists say Santorum's tough stand on immigration has become a key factor." Senator Santorum was the highest-ranking Republican to vote against the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill that would provide a path to United States citizenship for millions of illegal aliens and a full pardon from all civil and criminal penalties for the companies that employed them.
Do Pennsylvanians want a rookie Senate Democrat instead of a Senator Majority Leader?
They need to think long and hard about that.
Bob Casey recently revealed on "Meet the Press" that he automatically will fall in line with Senate Democrat tax-increasers and wreck the national economy. When asked by moderator Tim Russert which federal programs he would cut, how many do you think the Pennsylvania state treasurer named?
Instead, Bob Casey called for higher taxes, apparently oblivious to the detrimental effect on the economy they would have.
If re-elected, Senator Santorum will do much, much more to protect life, the rule of law and prosperity than Bob Casey possibly could.
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, the pro-abortion Democrat who beat Bob Casey in the 2002 Democrat gubernatorial primary, even acknowledged that Senator Santorum "delivers" for Pennsylvania.
There's some of the top reasons why Senator Santorum should be returned again to the United States Senate.
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.