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What Would Rick Santorumís America Look Like?
Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2012 | Sarah Posner

Posted on 02/25/2012 10:10:52 AM PST by Steelfish

What Would Rick Santorum’s America Look Like?

By Sarah Posner. February 24

Rick Santorum , the culture warrior who lost his Senate seat in 2006 , is polling within striking distance of Mitt Romney in Michigan and Arizona, where Republican primaries will be held Tuesday. His unabashed use of his traditionalist faith in politicking and policymaking has been gaining popularity. What if he wins the nomination — and then the White House?

What would life look like in Santorum’s America? How religious would his presidency be? Here, the author imagines what President Santorum would tell his key constituency — religious conservatives — as he ran for reelection four years from now.

President Rick Santorum’s speech at the Values Voter Summit, Sept. 23, 2016

Thank you. Thank you very much for that kind introduction. As Tony mentioned, I am the only sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit, something I have done each year since I took office in 2013. I’m here today, and have been to every Values Voter Summit, because I, like you, am a values voter.

Four years ago, liberal elites said I couldn’t win. They said I talked about my faith and about social issues too much. Some even called me a bigot. They said someone like me, someone whose views were so “extreme” on matters of life, marriage and family, could not win the presidency. Well, we proved them wrong.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: drivebymedia; enemedia; hitpiece; mediabias

1 posted on 02/25/2012 10:11:03 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

But he’s gonna make latin our official language, outlaw birth control, and make us all go to mass 9 times per week!!!!! /s


2 posted on 02/25/2012 10:14:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steelfish
What Would Rick Santorum’s America Look Like?

There would be no R's or S's on the White House keyboards, but gas would be $2 a gallon.

3 posted on 02/25/2012 10:19:54 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Steelfish

What Would Rick Santorum’s America Look Like?

One heck of allot better than it is today!!!!


4 posted on 02/25/2012 10:22:31 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Steelfish
"Rick Santorum , the culture warrior who lost his Senate seat in 2006 , is polling within striking distance of Mitt Romney in Michigan and Arizona, where Republican primaries will be held Tuesday. His unabashed use of his traditionalist faith in politicking and policymaking has been gaining popularity.

What if he wins the nomination — and then the White House?"

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Well the usual suspects, RINOs will whine .....but who cares about them?

The Tea Party/Grassroots Conservatives/Evangelicals along with Rush/Levin/*** will have their guy in the White House.

Go Rick!

***Santorum has received endorsements from: Organizations National Federation of Republican Assemblies[70] Latin Builders Association[71] Susan B. Anthony List[72] Arizona Right to Life[73] Elected officials Representative Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania[74] Representative Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania[74] Representative Tom Marino of Pennsylvania[74] Former US Senator and current state Attorney General Mike DeWine of Ohio[75] Former Representative, former Presidential candidate and 2010 Constitution nominee for Governor of Colorado Tom Tancredo of Colorado[76] Former Representative, chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education and 2008 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Colorado Bob Schaffer of Colorado[76] Former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado Jane Norton[76] State Treasurer Ron Crane of Idaho[77] Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz[78] Florida Rep. Scott Plakon[79] Minnesota Sen. David Thompson[80] Minnesota Sen. David Hann[80] Minnesota Sen. Paul Gazelka[80] Minnesota Sen. Dan Hall[80] Minnesota Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen[80] Minnesota Sen. Sean Nienow[80] Minnesota Sen. Ben Kruse[80] Minnesota Sen. David Brown[80] Minnesota Sen. Gretchen Hoffman[80] Minnesota Sen. John Carlson[80] Minnesota Rep. Joe McDonald[80] Minnesota Rep. Mike LeMieur[80] K.J. McDonald, Mayor of Watertown, former Minnesota state representative[80] Peter Adolphson, former Minnesota state representative[80] New Hampshire Sen. Jim Luther[81] New Hampshire Rep. Jason Antosz[82] New Hampshire Rep. Lenette Peterson[82] New Hampshire Rep. Matt Swank[82] New Hampshire Rep. Jeanine Notter[83] New Hampshire Rep. Wes Shuler[83] New Hampshire Rep. Sue DeLemus[84] Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati[85] Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman[85] South Carolina Sen. Chip Campsen[86] South Carolina Rep. Deborah Long[87] South Carolina Rep. Greg Delleney[88] Sharron Angle, former Nevada Assemblywoman, 2010 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Nevada, and Tea Party activist[89][90] Individuals Gary Bauer, President of American Values[91] James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family[92] Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of 19 Kids and Counting[93] Foster Friess, businessman and founder of Friess Associates[94] Maggie Gallagher, former Chairman of the National Organization for Marriage[95] Alex and Brett Harris, founders of The Rebelution[96] Mark Levin, conservative talk radio host[97] David Limbaugh, conservative commentator[98] Michelle Malkin, conservative author and commentator[99] Ed Morrissey, conservative blogger on Hot Air[80][100] Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation[101] Dave Mustaine, Megadeth frontman and heavy metal musician[102] Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council [103] Brad Thor, bestselling novelist[34] Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The Family Leader[104] Richard Viguerie, conservative activist[105] Shelley Ahlersmeyer, grassroots coordinator for Huck PAC[106] Sam Clovis, Sioux City talk radio host[32] Cary Gordon, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Sioux City, Iowa [21] Chuck Hurley, president of the Iowa Family Policy Center[30] Lori Jungling, former Iowa Huck PAC Coordinator[107] Kim Lehman, RNC National Committeeman of Iowa[108] Abby Johnson, pro-life activist and a former Planned Parenthood clinic director[109] Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America[110] John Stemberger, President of Flordia Election Central[111] Stephen Strang, publisher of Charisma (magazine)[112] Ron Carey, former chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota[80]

5 posted on 02/25/2012 10:26:37 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Steelfish
The Washington Post is playing its part very, very well. At no time did they ask what would an Obama America look like based on his socialist and muslim upbringing.
6 posted on 02/25/2012 10:28:33 AM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Yulee

Excellent post!!!


7 posted on 02/25/2012 10:32:56 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: cripplecreek

I actually was told by a lib that if Santorum was elected he would force people to go to church under penalty of law. I can’t believe the depths of lunacy that the left can convince themselves to believe in.


8 posted on 02/25/2012 10:42:01 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Steelfish

Sarah Posner is another non-Christian who is running for Pope. I think she’s the one who stole joe Klein’s penis.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 10:50:37 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

lol


10 posted on 02/25/2012 10:56:05 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: Steelfish

Just a tiny sample of the propaganda we can expect right through November. The propaganda will reach levels unprecedented in modern US politics.


11 posted on 02/25/2012 11:02:07 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: cripplecreek

But he’s gonna make latin our official language, outlaw birth control, and make us all go to mass 9 times per week!!!!! /s

Hey that was Catholic grade school for real....lol


12 posted on 02/25/2012 11:13:10 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

“But he’s gonna make latin our official language, outlaw birth control, and make us all go to mass 9 times per week!!!!! /s

Hey that was Catholic grade school for real....lol”

Yes, I remember those days well. It could be worse!


13 posted on 02/25/2012 11:18:04 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: cripplecreek
But he’s gonna make latin our official language, outlaw birth control, and make us all go to mass 9 times per week!!!!!

I remember people passionately saying that stuff about Kennedy when he ran for president. BTW, Ididn't vote in that election, some stupid rule about elementary school kids being too young.

14 posted on 02/25/2012 11:32:47 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Steelfish

“...Here, the author imagines...”

I consider that phrase a big-honkin-CLUE-by-four.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 11:47:54 AM PST by jaydee770
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To: matt1234

It’s a pro-Santorum piece.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 11:59:22 AM PST by ichabod1
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To: ichabod1
It’s a pro-Santorum piece.

Really? Color me stupid. I thought it was one of those scare-monger "what-if" type pieces.

17 posted on 02/25/2012 12:24:13 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Steelfish

Warmed over “Robert Bork’s America” rhetoric. Uncle Teddy should get a royalty.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 12:49:21 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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