Skip to comments.Santorum kills Impeachment proceeding against Bill Clinton
Posted on 02/07/2012 11:50:33 AM PST by TitansAFC
Rick Santorum tells South Carolina voters that he is the only conservative purist in the field, attacking Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney for being unreliable conservatives. Well, THE FREEDOMIST has already exposed Rick Santorum for his betrayal of a core conservative value, the right to work, the protection against Union thuggery. He is FOR right to work but NEVER votes for right to work legislation. He also endorsed Arlen Specter in his 1996 Presidential run, in 2004 against true conservative Pat Toomey, AND even endorsed Mitt Romney in his 2008 Presidential run. Well, worse than even his right to vote betrayal and his endorsements of RINOS and future democrats was the work that he did as a Senator in the Clinton years, when he and Trent Lott undermined the Senate efforts to bring Bill Clinton to trial after the House impeached him for lying under oath.
Thats right, this pure conservative, who attacks like a tiny lap dog (see Thursdays debate for a classic example of what an attack lap dog looks like when he nips at the heels of others), was instrumental, along with Trent Lott, in stopping the Clinton Impeachmment proceeedings, in rescuing Bill Clinton from facing a fair trial of his peers. This action should not be surprising to the people who remember how aggressively Rick Santorum worked to torpedo a true conservative, Pat Toomey, in 2004, from removing a future democrat and former RINO, Arlen Specter.
Here is all the proof you need to see that Santorum, in fact, killled the impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton, just another reflection of how Santorum is the face of Conservative Purity in Name Only (CPINO- which also sounds like the name of an exotic small wolf dop that yips and yips and yips at everyone ankles):....
(Excerpt) Read more at freedomist.com ...
The Romney smear machine is up and running on Santorum now.
I seriously hate Romney.
Well, apparently there are no conservatives in the race, I might as well not vote at all.
Wow-—you may be right.
People going to Santorum seem to be doing so because they are comparing an unvetted Santorum to a fully vetted Gingrich, which is unfair. Let’s see how they like Santorum after they hear about all his betrayals of conservatism as well as his corruption (like his “leadership PAC” which only spent 18% of its money on candidates, with the money mostly going to everyday expenses like Starbucks and Wal Mart).
Ya, ya, ya... no one is as conservatively pure as Newt or Mitt, bla,bla bla...
Just remember, the most popular player on a losing football team is the backup quarterback.
“a true conservative, Pat Toomey”
who couldn’t wait to repeal DADT right after he was sworn in.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard.
Santorum has a lifetime 95% conservative vote rating from the American Conservative Union. His voting record in the Senate was among the most conservative — not as conservative as Jim DeMint or Rand Paul, but very good. I also believe he understands the times we’re in.
Once Santorum starts to challenge the lead, as it is now perceived, the opposition research will begin to be unleash on him.
Clinton WAS impeached. He was impeached by the HOUSE.
It was in the news and its in all the history books. Check it out for yourself.
However SENATOR Santorum voted ‘guilty’ on both accounts (Perjury and Obstruction of Justice)
The article fails. Fails miserably.
Where’s that popcorn gif when I need it?
I never did understand that.
Ooh, Santo, you are getting close to the target now!! Incoming. Of course the knives come out as you do better and better.
Agree. Whoever is doing this, fact is Santorum is the one truly consistent conservative in this race.
“People going to Santorum seem to be doing so because they are comparing an unvetted Santorum to a fully vetted Gingrich, which is unfair. “
Newt’s biggest problem isn’t his past but what he is currently doing and saying. Everyone left Newt for dead after he attacked Paul Ryan’s plan.
The only reason why he’s still here is because everyone else dropped out and Newt does have interesting things to say but that doesn’t mean people want him to be the next commander in chief.
It's not a smear, if it's true...
"From the Diaries of Congressman James E. Rogan, House Manager, Clinton Impeachment Trial"
Published May 2011
Excerpts from Catching Our Flag: Behind the Scenes of a Presidential Impeachment From the Diaries of Congressman James E. Rogan, House Manager, Clinton Impeachment Trial
Wow, how human of him to act in the interests of his and his supporters’ politics... wow, just wow, I’m floored, can’t get up, I’ve fallen and can’t get up, HELP! and to think, I’ve already voted for Santorum here in MO... maybe I can go back and cancel out my vote and re-vote for Gary Johnson, or somebody, can’t vote for Newt though, he was too lame to get his name on the ballot... Oh, looky, I could have voted for Mitt, dang, somehow I passed right over his name... oh-well, all is lost, oh-worrah, worrah, worrah!!
If & when Santorum moves into 2nd place in national polling, will the vicious backstabbing of Santorum cease? Or will FReepers still go around calling him a baby-killer and accusing him of invading their bedrooms?
Sure he is...
Rick Santorums Senate voting record:
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
Defense and Foreign Policy
Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.
Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.
Voted for the START II Treaty.
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
Voted to ban anti-personnel landmines.
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same pay raises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyrannical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the Presidents authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea.
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program.
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture).
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge.
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN.
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge.
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit.
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge.
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge.
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge.
Voted against National Right to Work Act.
Voted against repeal of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages.
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor.
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding.
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding.
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization.
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here.
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representatives from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.
Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device.
Voted for a Federal ban on possession of assault weapons by those under 18.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.
Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
Voted twice for a Congressional pay raise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapists, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.
Voted for the Specter backup plan to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
Voted for a McCain amendment to require state and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.
Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators.
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens.
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border patrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.
Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.
Voted against food stamp reform.
Voted against Medicaid reform.
Voted against TANF reform.
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion.
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.
Sponsored an amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million.
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museums Olympic Sculpture Project (WA).
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion.
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million.
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL).
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry.
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a states highway allocation.
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%.
Voted against transferring $20 million from AmeriCorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.
Spending and Entitlements
Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies a new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.
Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against allowing consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.
Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing.
Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.
Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.
Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.
Don’t forget to attend the MO caucus in March. The MO primary doesn’t award delegates.
Facts. All you’ve got are stinkin’ facts. What are they compared to an emotional rant?
Exactly... so, how again did he "stop" it? I'm sick of propaganda... from either side.
Well I remember the outright LIES blaming Newt for the ‘failed’ impeachment. BJClinton was IMPEACHED, NEWT never interfered. IT was the Senate led in part by that sanctimonious Santorum that refused to do his ‘oath’ of office.
Will be there Kansas Girl...
He was Senator Chester Lott’s boy!
I believe you need to check your figures again. RS’ conservative cred is not nearly that good .
I thought the slime was coming from the Democrats - initially.
But you notice - NONE OF THIS STUFF is EVER directed at Mr. Hairstyle Himself - just his conservative opponents. He figured early on he couldn’t defeat ANY conservative Mano y Mano and so he determined to deliberately engaged in a proxy stealth war of slime spreading by his surrogates - Big Money Pacs and revolting attack dogs like Chris Christie.
My guess is the entire flotilla of Bimbos who came out to attack Hermann Cain were on Romeny’s payroll in some faashion.
Last I checked Santorums ACU rating was lower than both Ron Pauls and Newt Gingriches.
Newt ain’t got it together, my friend... if a candidate misses getting his name on a states ballot, see MO, he’s bombed out already...
Who are you to call down Free Republic?
This is not a smear. It is fact. Get over your n00b self.
In case you haven’t heard, Free Republic has endorsed NEWT GINGRICH!
Obviously you did NOT read the words of James Rogan. This is NOT propaganda. Snotty Santorumn betrayed US when he did the bidding for those unholy moderate Republicans. He wants to hold up his nose like he is a 'saint', well truth is he is a politician and can be bought and sold.
Sure does appear that it was no problem for people calling Newt 'ethically' challenged, but are willing to ignore the reality of what historically took place..... Have you heard one word out of Newt's mouth about what Santorum did to protect old BJClinton?????
You convinced me Rick Santorum is a communist. Not.
What a pathetic tortured cherry picked list, like every vote for a democrat nominated judge.
I guess we will just have to reelect Obama.
You convinced me Rick Santorum is a communist. Not.
What a pathetic tortured cherry picked list, like every vote for a democrat nominated judge.
I guess we will just have to reelect Obama.
Q- what pieces of legislations were these votes attached to? For a more perfect understanding of any congressman’s votes, you need to show the entire bill. Every one knows horse trading occurs and many a congressman’s pet legislative measures become attached to bills that are unpalatable at best. Sheesh, who has all this data at their fingertips anyway, opposition research?
At least Rick Santorum has never suggested an individual mandate.
Their list is meaningless without dates and whether or not the votes were on individual issues or part of omnibus bills. We have t remember that ear marks were the way that Congress got things done until the campaign against Ted Stevens made them a dirty word.
Stop whining and post the better part of his record, if you can.
Uh oh, somebody turned on the ‘light’.... Who would have the nerve to post ‘truth’.....
Wonder how long it will take Rush’s outsourced staff to find this ‘literal’ truth. They sure did find a floating deception and screamed it from the mountain tops... Wonder what would have happened in Florida had Rush done his own homework before he did a 3 hour infommerical for the other candidates. Rush is barely making 50% accuracy.
You are correct. And his current lifetime is 84%, Paul is 88% and Newt 100%. I will support the one most likely to beat our common enemy. Please refrain from attacking anyone but the marxist pig in the white house. He is the enemy of every free man on the planet. He is the hater of the American Way. He is the usurper, the tyrant, the jug-eared chicago goon that has no right to occupy the white house. He is public enemy #1, not these candidates. Even Romney is a magnitude superior to the second rising of hussein.
You know, instead of pouting about it, you could do a quick search on Santorum's Senate voting record, and post his conservative votes (if you can find any).
Or would you prefer that we just accept Rick's word that he's a true conservative?
One of the authors of this “article” is a nutcase named Bill Collier, who attached himself to Team Sarah in 2008 and made a complete fool out of himself.
And his current lifetime is 84%, Paul is 88% and Newt 100%.
Gingrich does NOT have a lifetime ACU rating of 100. It is 88.
If you want closer to 100, look for Joe Scarboroughs 95. He’s more conservative than all three, apparently.
FR admins and JR to my knowledge have not endorsed Noot. When I was getting flamed by Newties last week admins stayed out of it, which is proper. The larger problem is that some Newt supporters feel that support for anyone else is stupid. As Dana Loesch says, I don’t fall in love, and I won’t fall in line.
One thing the Republicans have done exceedingly well this election cycle... clearing the playing field for Obama. How nice.
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