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Santorum’s Communist Clan

http://news.yahoo.com/santorum-communist-clan-113600418.html

In the tiny town of Riva del Garda in northern Italy, 83-year-old-Maria Malacarne Santorum keeps her family’s secrets—including those of her late husband’s cousin, Rick. In an exclusive interview with the Italian weekly magazine Oggi, Mrs. Santorum recalls fondly when Rick visited her in 1985 during his law internship in Florence, and when he came back again in 1986 and 1989. “He loved our culture and cuisine so much, he brought his wife-to-be, Karen, a massive cookbook of Italian recipes,” she said.

But the elder Santorum matriarch doesn’t understand why he has diverged so far from the family’s longtime political stance. “In Riva del Garda his grandfather Pietro and uncles were ‘red communists’ to the core,” writes Oggi journalist Giuseppe Fumagalli, likening the family to “Peppone” after a famous fictional Italian communist mayor who fought against an ultraconservative priest known as Don Cammillo and about which a popular television series is based. “But on the other side of the ocean, it’s like his family here doesn’t exist. Instead he draws crowds as the head of the ultraconservative faction of the Republican party, against divorce, gay marriage, abortion, and immigration.”

Those politics don’t play well in Riva del Garda, a community of ultraliberals. On the campaign trail, Santorum often touts his grandfather’s flight from Italy “to escape fascism,” but he has neglected to publicly mention their close ties with the Italian Communist Party. “Rick’s grandfather Pietro was a liberal man and he understood right away what was happening in Italy,” Mrs. Santorum told Oggi. “He was anti-fascist to the extreme, and the political climate in 1925 was stifling so he left for America. After a few years he returned to Italy with his wife and children, including Aldo, Rick’s father, who passed away late last year. It’s a shame he won’t have the joy to see his son’s success in his bid for the White House.” She goes on to explain how the family then became pillars of the Communist Party in Italy.

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ecorob's picture

the media/gop/elitists must narrow the field...

they can NOT go into Tampa, Florida with such a fractured party that leads to a massively "brokered" convention...they assume that would lessen their control

so, they are narrowing the field...this is not new and something that always gets done in iowa, new hampshire, and SC, as all these States lead into super tuesday where the gop, traditionally, gives hope to a couple of choices heavily favoring, of course, their "man"

to narrow the field, you see sanitomb being linked to "communism", you see hunstman linked to the "council on foreign relations"...they are narrowing their field to include, for them, romney and the grinch

this unending debacle (the unacceptance, thus far, of their "man") has proceeded long enough (they think) and their new tact will be to have romney and grinch fight against Dr. Paul...all this, because their initial plan to dilute the vote between several "candidates" FAILED miserably

look for rerouted money to bain capitalist romney and warmongering, chicken hawk, draft dodging grinch as they congeal in an effort to force out Dr. Paul

the "FORCE", however, is with Dr. Paul!

we'll see you at the convention...maybe

Oh, Dr. Paul WILL be there...the other two neocons, i'm not so sure as this steam roller of LIBERTY rolls on it takes no prisoners...bachmann, perry, and cain have been flattened and i expect the grinch and romney to ALSO be flattened by the steam roller of truth, Dr. Ron Paul!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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So because Santorum's father

So because Santorum's grandfather was a communist, Santorum is a communist?

Because Ron Paul is friends with Chuck Baldwin, a Islamaphobe, Ron Paul must be an Islamaphobe! Because William White says he was friends with Ron Paul, Ron Paul must be a racist!

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ecorob's picture

its not necessarily that, Dr. NO...

its more of the "perception" of communism that they throw out there...thats all they need, we know thats how they work

do I agree with this? no, but it couldn't happen to a nicer guy, could it?

poor little ricky, i won't weep for him...you live by the sword, you die by the sword

his nephew will be proved to have the only real sense in the family

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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Interresting, but careful

We don't want to use this against him. Let others do it :D

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