Skip to comments.Billion-Dollar Obama Machine Would Cut Santorum to Ribbons
Posted on 02/16/2012 10:55:59 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
Never thought I'd miss Bachmann and Perry so much either... WHY did they even pack it in and hand so much to Santorum? Either would have been far more preferable from where I'm standing.
There seems to be a coordinated carpet-bombing attack on Santorum on FreeRepublic over the past 24 hours. Far too many threads and posts attacking Santorum for it to be happenstance.
Who are you guys working for?
We shall see.
Obama doesn’t have a billion dollars.
Don’t know who they are working for, but I’d like to work for America and stop criticizing all the republican candidates.
At this point no one is focusing on what’s good for the country and sadly that includes the candidates themselves.
I’ll vote for any of them against Obama but at this point they (and we) have created a ridiculous negative narrative.
I get the feeling that you don’t like Santorum. If all the other candidates implode, it’s really not his fault.
Attacking the guy who is probably the most decent candidate in the race, after Palin dropped out, won’t help your cause—whatever it is.
All of our candidates are weak.
Our entire party is weak. In fact, I would say that the only thing the GOP stands for is its own re-election, but it doesn’t.
The billion dollar 0bama machine would not cut Romney to ribbons?
Amen. A brokered convention is my hope. I’ll pull the lever for Mr. Charisma if it comes to that, but until then ... I ain’t gettin’ on that train. I’ll wait for the next one. Ugh. Santorum is not a tea party patriot. He’s big-government all the way.
The candidates are not weak, they have experience, ideas and conservative positions.
And they are giants as soon as we look at imbeciles like Obama, Pelosi, Biden.
Well, this weak and uncharismatic candidate just bested the Romney machine in three states that Romney was supposed to win, and he’s currently leading in Michigan, where “Romney” was a household word even before his dad served as governor.
That's uncalled for.
There are dozens of seasoned and committed Freepers on this site that are convinced Santorum will be a disaster for the GOP. Good, conservatives and patriots with the stripes to prove it.
Many have been here far more than a decade and have been fighting this war against godless communism for that long or longer.
Rather than impugn motive due to your emotional reaction, why not engage on the merits, or lack thereof, of their arguments?
Romney has a very similar problem to Santorum: An inability to change the discussion/narrative and a vulnerability to being painted as a religious nut.
Santorum is still standing, broke and unencumbered from owing his arse to the money contributors who want pay back for their investment.
Obama is a 98-pound weakling.
I agree with you, YOU are absolutely right, the OP is Romney/Gingrich bullshit. Santorum has plenty of record in the Senate, anyone interested can look it up; he was a pretty straight arrow conservative. Why the hell do you think the entire DNC went after his Senate seat with so much money? Something’s rotten in Denmark, and in Free Republic, as well.
Agree. Either one is going to get shredded. I never thought I would look back fondly on Bob Dole as a good candidate compared to who's left in the GOP field...
Well, that is correct...
which candidate will Obama’s billion NOT be used against??
now... why would we possibly nominate THAT candidate?
You have kept yourself ignorant by choice. And since you were one of the nastiest of nasty Newt haters, turn about is fair play. Get used to it.
Just because Romney is bad doesn’t mean we should pick Santorum. Santorum has NO chance of being Obama, and we would likely lose both houses of Congress, too.
This is why Daily Kos Leftists are voting for Santorum. He is meat and we are idiots if we nominate him. Women won’t vote for him, and most independents won’t either once they learn about him.
We need someone else, perhaps someone not currently in the race.
Santorum has NO chance of beating Obama.
Maybe the return of the Giuliani-like supporters.
Then, how can a Republican ever win? Through character, personal integrity, unshakable faith, and relentless honesty. By not ever talking to the media, but to the public. By being everything Obama is not, and by not being everything he is. By leading and not apologizing. Now if by chance you see this guy or gal somewhere...
can you find a candidate that won’t be attacked by those billion??
and can you tell us why we would want to nominate that idiot?
So, Mr. Blog Pimp, who are you whoring?
Let Obama make this wedge and he and the democrats will be exposed as godless fascist hethens that belive it is alright for the people to use birth control. The real American people will vote against Obama once they understand that he wants them to kill babies.
And you are right about that; Santorum has NO chance of being Obama, he will, however beat the livin’ $hit out of him come November. You say we need someone else——like who? Like Rick Perry, who is GONE, like Herman Cain, who is GONE, like Michelle Bachmann, who is GONE——perhaps you are really just holding out for “Return to Obama”.
I know Rick Santorum, he’s a decent, intelligent, conservative man with some real values. Probably why so many can’t stand him.
You criticize Santorum for having no leadership experience and spouting off, but Bachmann has even less leadership experience and tends to spout off even more. And there is that disturbing cackling laugh of hers which creeped half here potential voters away.
You think Santorum has no chance, but that Palin does? I thought conservatives were supposed to have some level of commonsense. Palin's presidential ambitions were toast years ago. She is smart enough to have realized this, but this fact doesn't seem to have percolated through the rose-colored neurons of most of those on FR.
I certianly hope you’re right.
[Santorum has plenty of record in the Senate, anyone interested can look it up; he was a pretty straight arrow conservative. ]
UMMmmm.........You had better hope other Santorum supporters don’t look up the Reverend Rick’s actual Senate Record......(But here you go anyway.)
See for yourself.
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 antipersonnel landmines
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical 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 Real 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 representative 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 payraise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, 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 to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol 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 an 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 a allow 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.
I'm not working for anyone, or anything except the return of the American government to its Constitutional limitations. But I think this article is absolutely right.
Personally, I think that Newt is by far the best nominee either party has had in many years, and I absolutely think he is the right man for the job at this critical point in our nation's history.
I'm not at all confident that Santorum can beat Obama, although I wouldn't rule it out. But there is nothing in his experience, demeanor or background that makes me think Santorum can turn this country around, even if he does get elected.
I noticed this yesterday on this and other sites. I think romney has his church out posting everywhere. People are always saying mormons are so nice. I've had some mormons say such nasty things, I thought I was talking to a liberal thug. One person and I was having a theological debate over beliefs and when it appears I asked questions she did not want to answer, she started calling names and saying I should not believe the bible, but John Smith, instead of just debating.
Another idiotic conclusion because it doesn’t matter who runs against Obama. Obama is running against the economy. Whoever runs as the GOP nominee only has to scream about Obama’s track record in trashing the economy. That’s it. So it doesn’t matter a whit if the nominee is not charismatic or has a whiny demeanor or whatever.
Obama vs. the economy. This is what the GOP establishment has missed all along.
Good economy = Obama 2nd term.
Bad economy = Obama one term wonder.
It’s that simple.
quick, run back over to Romney for Prez dotcom. They put up some new shit.
Psycho - calm down. It’s an honest question. Where did I use the word “threats” and “attacks”? I’m not your enemy. Just posting an observation and a question.
My plan is to vote for the candidate on Super-Tuesday here in Ohio who has the best chances of denying Romney Ohio’s delegates.
Get used to it.
>> Who are you guys working for? <<
Although a lot of legitimante Freepers have opposed Santorum, it looks more and more to me as if DU has sent over a bunch of “fake Freepers” to stir up chaos and dissent.
“Ill vote for any of them against Obama but at this point they (and we) have created a ridiculous negative narrative.”
100% in agreement.
since the media is so focussed on the GOP hopefuls’ criticisms of each other, it would be nice for the Republican candidates to start throwing some red-meat criticism at the current occupier of the WH, so that one could hope [in our dreams] that the MSM would repeat some of that material to enlighten the sheeple for a change.
Well I agree with the article. No one is going to follow Mr. Rogers out of the foxhole into machine gun fire wearing camy sweater vests. No one believes Gingrich is a saint, but both Romney and Santorum play one on TV. I’ll vote for the guy I can have a beer with.
Horse poopey. Do you think they won’t cut Newt or Romney to shreads?
Man up, this is going to be ugly and a double divorcee with ethics troubles, a lurid history with women, or a billionaire guy with no principles, will fair far worse than Rick Santorum.
They`re ALL going to get flayed by Obama`s machine, so that whole argument is a wash.
Look, Romney`s dropping like a stone and Gingrich is tanking as well. Some of us want the social conservative message put forward, and the only one willing and able to do that is Santorum.
Enough of the establishment pushing weak moderates. If America is going down, let her go down fighting!
Sorry, have to disagree.
Ronald Reagan was a giant. One did not have to look at anyone else in comparison to recognize that he was a giant. He is no longer even among us, and he is still a giant.
When I look at Obama and Peelousy, I’ll just leave Biden out, because he isn’t even worth discussing, I see two communist radicals who desire for control runs so deep that they will stop at nothing to achieve their ends.
When I look at our side, I see no one who stands for anything outside of Allen West. I mean, seriously, I am trying to think of all the victories the GOP has achieved since the TEA Party returned it to power in 2010, and so help me God, I cannot think of even one...
Correct you are. As a Pennsylvanian, I can attest to how weak and bland Santorum. He has no real record of accomplishments at all.
When I mentioned that on another thread, someone replied with something like this: "Rick has many accomplishments. For example, he sponsored Senate Bill 800 (or whatever) that limited Syria's right to import US goods."
Well, of what value was that? Who cared? Did it gain him any votes, any admiration? Nope, he lost in a landslide. Enough with the Bob Dole type bland, uninspiring candidates. I'm not a Newt supporter (Cain was my man), but at least Newt has some charisma.
Santorum reminds of a high school hall monitor who is currently running for president of the chess club.
How did this guy win in 2 different Dem congress districts and twice in a Democratic state if he is so terrible. He’s not my ‘guy’, but he’s a heck of a lot better than Romney, and doesn’t have the negatives of Newt.
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