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Santorum: There Will Be No One Stronger on Judges Than I Am [No More Rogue Judges]
FoxNews ^ | March 11, 2012 | Lacey Halpern

Posted on 03/11/2012 4:09:34 PM PDT by Steelfish

Santorum: There Will Be No One Stronger on Judges Than I Am

by Lacey Halpern March 11, 2012

Former Senator Rick Santorum (R) says if he is elected, he will take judicial appointments very seriously and he'll "have a litmus test that they should follow the Constitution."

"There will be no one stronger on judges than I am," said Santorum Sunday on Fox News. He touted his work in Congress to help push President George W. Bush's judicial appointments through as evidence.

"We took the battle to the Democrats when they were going to shut them down and they had in the past. When I was in that leadership, I said, we're not going to do that anymore. We're going to have all night filibusters, we're going to try to break them (Democrats)," added Santorum.

Many have criticized Santorum for his endorsement of then moderate Republican Senator Arlen Specter. But Santorum says that was a quid-quo-deal. Santorum said he agreed to endorse Specter in exchange for Specter voting in favor of President George W. Bush's conservative judicial nominees in 2004.

Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/03/11/santorum-there-will-be-no-one-stronger-judges-i-am

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1 posted on 03/11/2012 4:09:37 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

We need a list of Romney’s judicial appointees to investigate. I know the Boston Globe says that 3/4 of Romney’s judicial appointees were liberals.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 4:11:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steelfish

Of all things Santorum has said, I believe him MOST on this out of EVERYTHING else. He is very principled and he will NEVER put a mushy moderate on the highest court.


3 posted on 03/11/2012 4:13:22 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Steelfish

per the Green Papers, Santorum now officially leads Gingrich on BOTH the HARD and SOFT delegate counts.

Soft delegate count:
Romney 435,
Santorum 197,
Romney’s Stalking Horse 128,
Romney’s stooge 74,
Uncommitted 5.
Needed to nominate 1,144.

Hard delegate count:
Romney 354,
Santorum 131,
Romney’s Stalking Horse: 107,
Uncommitted 73,
Romney’s Stooge 23,
Romney’s Cousin 2.
Needed to nominate 1,144.

And for all those “wait til Tuesday from the Romney Stalking Horse supporters”, based on the projected delegate allocations from MS/AL, Rick will still be in 2nd. And there won’t be anymore HARD delegates in the South until May when NC, KY, AR, WV, and TX actually allocate delegates. So Rick is at least 2nd for Good.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 4:15:56 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: napscoordinator
"Of all things Santorum has said, I believe him MOST on this out of EVERYTHING else. He is very principled and he will NEVER put a mushy moderate on the highest court."

You are pretty gullible, then!!! Check out little Ricky's vote for Obama's choice for our Supreme Court!

He'll fold every time it's of personal benefit to him in order to 'go along to get along'.

You had better check his voting record. If you had done that - you would know that he voted FOR OBAMA'S CHOICE.

5 posted on 03/11/2012 4:20:36 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: napscoordinator

You bet. He’s attacked the liberal judiciary from the day he first became a senator for PA and when the SC struck down the partial-birth ban in PA, he helped Congress pass a new law which the SC upheld. He hates liberal judges with every fiber in his body.

In fairness, Gingrich shares the same view.


6 posted on 03/11/2012 4:22:53 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: napscoordinator
I believe Santorum would appoint only conservative Judges.

Unfortunately, that will be insufficient.

The larger problem is the virus of leftist judges that currently infect our republic.

Newt will encourage Congress to curb the courts as per Article III. The Framers did not create a judiciary superior to the other branches. Federal judges may be in for a HUGE surprise when Congress votes to disestablish their jurisdictions. No impeachment necessary. Bye, bye Ninth Circus.

7 posted on 03/11/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie

We need more than 60 filibuster-proof senators for this to occur.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 4:33:49 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: parksstp

“So Rick is at least 2nd for Good.”

Well, all Santorum has ever wanted was to be Romney’s 2nd, I mean Vice President. Maybe Santorum should quit now that he has that sewn up.


9 posted on 03/11/2012 4:34:56 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: LADY J

Well considering that Santorum has not been in office during the entire term of Obama, I guess you are just lying. Are you talking Sodermyer or whatever her name was? That was done by President Clinton when he was President and according to Santorum, the President gets to pick who he wants on the court....Very true statement which he will take advantage of when he is President.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 4:39:49 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Bizhvywt; Steelfish

aw, boo-hoo loser. I’m sorry you think voters are too stupid to realize the genius that is Newt.

Santorum IS a conservative and by-far, the strongest Anti-Romney remaining. Anyone who says otherwise, like yourself, is a moron.

At this stage of the game, if your not on board with Santorum, you are for Romney. Simple Math prooves it. When you can logically counter that with some kind of comprehensible argument built on facts and evidence, talk to me. Otherwise, FReep off.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 4:41:55 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Bizhvywt
CORRECTION

ROMNEY STRATEGY:

ROMNEY TRASHES AND BURNS FELLOW CANDIDATES
HAVE ROMNEY SUPPORTERS TRASH RICK AND NEWT
HAVE ROMNEY SUPPORTERS TRASH RICK AND NEWT SUPPORTERS
ASK RICK AND NEWT SUPPORTERS TO VOTE FOR ROMNEY

NEWT STRATEGY:

HAVE NEWT SUPPORTERS TRASH RICK
HAVE NEWT SUPPORTERS TRASH RICK SUPPORTERS
ASK RICK SUPPORTERS TO VOTE FOR NEWT

Most of Rick supporter said they would vote Newt if Rick did not get in, but we have Newt supporters saying they would NEVER vote for Rick. Rick is nothing like romney or obama. He has LESS baggage than Newt, yet we are suppose to go with Newt. Maybe we should say no romney no newt.

12 posted on 03/11/2012 4:43:39 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Steelfish
In fairness, Gingrich shares the same view.

No, in fairness he got the idea from Newt.

13 posted on 03/11/2012 4:45:39 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: parksstp

“if your not on board with Santorum, you are for Romney”

I will vote for anyone other than Obama. Having said that, I do not believe that Santorum is a fiscal conservative, or not as much as I would like. The thing that I like about Newt is that he has done it before. He has balanced the budget before. He has reformed large out of control spending programs before (welfare). He has organized and won large national campaigns around big ideas before (Contract with America). After riding on Gingrich’s coat tails in the 1990’s House, Santorum was one of the ones that stabbed Newt in the back and ultimately squandered all those gains over the subsquent years. If Romney wins, expect Santorum to be his running mate and remember I told you so, especially if Romeny does not have 1144 delegates come time of the convention. If you really want to stop Romney, you should be voting for Newt.


14 posted on 03/11/2012 5:09:00 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: Bizhvywt
If you really want to stop Romney, you should be voting for Newt.

I agree completely. Santorum is this cycle's Duncan Hunter - a pipe dream with no chance whatsoever. Obama is more vulnerable than the MSM will admit, but I just can't see Santorum exploiting that vulnerability.

15 posted on 03/11/2012 5:14:29 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Steelfish

He voted for Sonia Sotomayor for Circuit Judge.

Is that what we’re calling conservative these days?


16 posted on 03/11/2012 5:26:27 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Seamus Sez: "Good dogs don't let their masters vote for Mitt!")
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To: napscoordinator

I like Newt more than Rick, but I agree with you-—Rick would definitely appoint conservative judges.


17 posted on 03/11/2012 5:33:38 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: mountainbunny
He was voting with Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Lincoln Chaffee, and Jim Jeffords.

You know, the "team".

18 posted on 03/11/2012 5:38:57 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: Steelfish
Yep, and he SHOWED in how he voted and who he supported.

Er...not.

19 posted on 03/11/2012 5:40:47 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Steelfish

I can’t imagine why anyone thinks Rick Santorum can win in the general election. He might have a glimmer of a chance if he could just keep his mouth shut.


20 posted on 03/11/2012 5:44:56 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

Gallup has him leading Obama by a point! And this is someone who has managed to come so far by counting his pennies on the dollar. He connects with “Rust-Belt” voters.


21 posted on 03/11/2012 5:48:41 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Rust belt = union.


22 posted on 03/11/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: parksstp

If you think calling Gingrich “Romney’s Stalking Horse” and accusing his supporters of being for Romney is the best way to win people over to Santorum, I think you are mistaken and doing Santorum a disservice.


23 posted on 03/11/2012 6:10:03 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman; Steelfish

Where do you think I got the idea from? Why don’t you take a look at all the Anti-Santorum comments from people in your camp. You people dish it out, but can’t take it when fire is returned.

For that matter, I put up with the same people worshipping Newt calling Bachmann and Cain stalking horses for Romney as well.

The only difference with me calling Newt a stalking horse for Romney is that I have mathematical proof that supports the point. With the anti-romney’s split in the south and unable to get a majority, Romney is assured at least a 1/3 of the delegates in each southern state. Add this to his already favorable states where Santorum can’t get a clean one on one with him, and Romney is all but certain to have the 1,144 delegates he needs by the time the convention rolls around.

Because of the Newt people here, I’d rather go have a root canal than support such an arrogant, pompous, egotistical maniac.

Many of you are also hyprocritical. If the tables were reversed and Rick was only winning in the South and Newt was second strongest outside all the other states, you’d be screaming for Rick to get out and calling him a stalking horse.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 6:20:18 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp

So you think the founder of this board is a romney supporter according to your statement. He has publically announced his support for newt.


25 posted on 03/11/2012 6:21:47 PM PDT by cdpap
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To: Steelfish
SANTORUM'S VOTING RECORD, NOT SO GOOD http://schotline.us/2012/01/05/santorums-voting-record-not-good

January 5, 2012 5:38 PM (Compiled By Brian Frank)

Rick Santorum voted with Barbara Boxer with this: S Amdt 3230 – Gun Lock Requirement Amendment

Rick Santorum voted for H J Res 47 – Debt Limit Increase Resolution – Key Vote

Rick Sandtorum flip flopped here by voting FOR Title: Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill and here he voted against it! Rick Santorum voted against S 1805 – Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill

Rick Santorum voted for CAFTA that Removes duties on textile and apparel goods traded among participating nations which resulted in almost ALL textile companies to leave the South! and this bill..

Rick Santorum voted for taxes in the Internet Access Tax Bill

Rick Santorum voted against S 1805 – Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill

Rick Santorum voted for HR 5005 – Establishing the Department of Homeland Security

Rick Santorum voted for Use of Military Force Against Iraq

Rick Santorum voted against HR 2356 – Campaign Reform Act of 2001

Rick Santorum voted for HR 1 – No Child Left Behind Act

Rick Santorum voted to confirm President William J. Clinton’s nomination of Alan Greenspan to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a fourth four-year term.

Rick Santorum voted for HR 3448 – Minimum Wage Increase bill which allows punitive damages for injury or illness to be taxed.

- Allows damages for emotional distress to be taxed.

- Repeals the diesel fuel tax rebate to purchasers of diesel-powered automobiles and light trucks. Rick Santorum Voted to confirm President William J. Clinton’s nomination of Alan Greenspan to be the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the third four year term.

Rick Santorum voted for the protection of Abortion Clinics

Rick Santorum voted for “Dont ask, Dont tell”

Rick Santorum voted for the Military Commissions Act of 2006 which

Strips the right of detainees to habeas corpus (the traditional right of detainees to challenge their detention); Gives the US President the power to detain indefinitely anyone—US or foreign nationals, from within the US, and from abroad—it deems to have provided material support to anti-US hostilities, and even use secret and coerced evidence (i.e. through use of torture) to try detainees who will be held in secret US military prisons; Gives US officials immunity from prosecution for torturing detainees that were captured before the end of 2005 by US military and CIA.

Very telling comments at this site. These people vote!!

26 posted on 03/11/2012 6:22:43 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: parksstp

I don’t have a “camp”, I’m not posting threads trying to pump up one candidate and destroy others, so take your wild accusations and shove em where the sun don’t shine.


27 posted on 03/11/2012 6:25:48 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: parksstp

parksstp, I can understand your frustration with the Santorum bashers that inundate each Santorum thread.....they are like little chihuahuas nipping at your heels. They’re irritating, but I don’t let their rhetoric influence my opinion of the candidate. I could vote for Newt or Rick in the primaries. I have the luxury of waiting a bit more before any final decision.

I have read some of your analysis and appreciate the effort you have put into the numbers. Don’t let these bashers get under your skin. Let them continue to embarass themselves if that’s their choice.


28 posted on 03/11/2012 6:46:01 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: LADY J

This is stuff taken right off the Romney playbook. Don’t fall for it.


29 posted on 03/11/2012 7:28:10 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: PalmettoMason
He was voting with Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Lincoln Chaffee, and Jim Jeffords.

Indeed.

You know, the "team".

I do know. Santorum's voting record does not and can not stand up to scrutiny.

As he was quickly launched out of Congress onto his rear end by voters who were sick of him, most of Santorum's promises are of the couldawouldashoulda variety.

"The Democrats elected a big talker with ZERO experience. Now it's our turn to do the same", is not reason enough to vote for him. We need a proven track record, not someone who can promise anything based on nothing.

30 posted on 03/11/2012 9:02:24 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Seamus Sez: "Good dogs don't let their masters vote for Mitt!")
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To: LADY J

Strips the right of detainees to habeas corpus (the traditional right of detainees to challenge their detention); Gives the US President the power to detain indefinitely anyone—US or foreign nationals, from within the US, and from abroad—it deems to have provided material support to anti-US hostilities, and even use secret and coerced evidence (i.e. through use of torture) to try detainees who will be held in secret US military prisons; Gives US officials immunity from prosecution for torturing detainees that were captured before the end of 2005 by US military and CIA.
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LADY J........ That reads like something written by the Dems in the US Senate. “Secret US military prisons” and “torture” are the key words that reveal the propaganda from the Left. ....Even the known terriorists/enemy combatants in GITMO haven’t been tortured. Instead, they eat gourmet meals, have TV, have recreation periods and live lives of leisure as prisoners.


31 posted on 03/11/2012 11:33:27 PM PDT by octex
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To: All; Steelfish
No one better on judges? Santorum is a LIAR.

Unlike even John McCain, he voted to confirm Sonya Sotomayer to the 2nd Circuit knowing she would be fast tracked to the U.S. Supreme Court and, wouldn't you know it, she was Obama's FIRST choice.

I'm sure he'd just use his "I took one for the team" excuse again.

32 posted on 03/12/2012 12:34:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: newzjunkey; All

Don’t rush to judgment without knowing all the facts. Sonya like Souter, may have been a stealth candidate whose opinions were not known at the time of confirmation. Besides, in the horse-trading for judicial confirmations, it could well be that Santorum agreed to Sonya on condition a filibuster was lifted on a conservative jurist.


33 posted on 03/12/2012 12:39:29 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: newzjunkey; parksstp; All

Some facts Newzjunkeyleft out.

It was President George H.W. Bush who appointed her to a district court judge in NY in 1991.

From the Miami Herald:
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/12/2685728/romneys-sad-search-for-authenticity.html
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EXCERPT

Sotomayor’s only previous ruling that dealt with abortion was one where she sided with the pro-life arguments. The case involved a policy that prohibited giving government funding to groups that either perform or advocate for abortion in foreign countries.

She never directly put her judicial view on the core issue, the constitutionality of abortion.

Meanwhile, she’s been very clear about how she views the Constitution. This statement, from her 1997 confirmation hearing, could be used in a political ad positioning her as the patroness of conservative causes, not the devil’s mistress: “I don’t believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it.”
___________________________________________________________


34 posted on 03/12/2012 12:51:54 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

[Gallup has him leading Obama by a point!]

My goodness! Call Guiness! Get a Discovery Channel Documentary produced on this marvelous achievement! It’s amazing! It’s over! He won!

Oh, wait!............That wasn’t right...... http://www.gallup.com/poll/election.aspx

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/president_obama_vs_republican_candidates.html


35 posted on 03/12/2012 1:00:29 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

But the “spoiler” candidate ain’t even in the picture to do a documentary.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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