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Progressive group sends “love” with GOP Valentine’s Day cards

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Valentine’s Day is a day of romance, and Americans United for Change is sending a love letter to their friends in the GOP. Tongue-in-cheek that is.

In a new email, the progressive advocacy group, fronted by Democratic operative Brad Woodhouse, issued its Republican Party Valentine’s Day cards.

“Having trouble expressing yourself to that special someone in your life this Valentine’s season,” the email asks. “Why not let the Republican candidates do it for you with these personalized cards from their favorite Republican Party front-runners?”

Of course, each card includes a (not so flattering) quote taken from each of the leading Republican presidential candidates.

Donald Trump

The first card features a lovely sentiment from presidential front-runner Donald Trump, talking about fellow (now former) candidate Carly Fiorina: “Look at that face. Would anybody vote for that? Can you imagine that the face of our next president?! I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on? Are we serious?”

John Kasich

Next is a charming bon mot coming by way of Number-2-with-a-bullet candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who asked a female audience member at an Iowa town hall, “Have you ever been on a diet?”

Jeb Bush

Another is a golden oldie from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who, during the heat of a 1994 campaign, said that marriage is one of three options for women on welfare: “How you get on welfare is by not having a husband in the house — let’s be honest here. Men are not on welfare, that’s the point.”

Marco Rubio

The final card comes courtesy of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with his now-famous oft-repeated debate mantra: “Let’s dispel with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.”

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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