Skip to comments.Santorum: 'I Want to Endanger Newt'
Posted on 02/05/2012 12:01:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
MONTROSE, CO - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum took a new jab at Newt Gingrich, saying he wants to "endanger" the former Speaker.
The dig came during a campaign rally in Montrose, CO., as Santorum railed against the federal government's environmental regulations.
"These are your lands! Oh but they always say we're doing it for your benefit," Santorum decried.
"We'll make sure that you don't do something to scar the land or you don't do something to endanger a newt. No not that Newt, different newt. I want to endanger that Newt - that's a different story."
The line drew laughter from the audience but Santorum has been serious in sharpening his attacks on Gingrich in recent weeks....
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Keep it classy Ricky!
This guy is getting on my last nerve. It’s clear what his agenda is...a Romney win so that he can get the VP slot. SOS-’Sell Out Santorum’.
The more Santorum does this, the more I think he is a vindictive putz, and Romney bot—ERGO, NOT as Conservative as he portends! He is doing all he can against Newt, but virtually nothing against ROmney or Obama...for that alone, he has lost what respect I ever had for him.
He is acting like a spoiled brat, and I do not want that in a POTUS! We already HAVE that!!
Santorum is making me dislike him more by the moment!!
Oh, I am sure the Santorum freepers today that posted we should take a closer look at Tricky Dicky here will be sure to come to his defense (cough)
Go get ‘em, Ross Santorum!!!
Hey Rick, drop the halo and come out with your Mitt stained hands up. You are a liar and deceiver. Where’s the ads about Mitt and his forcing catholic hospitals to promote drugs to induce abortion?
When YOU have to GIVE UP something to fight abortion - all of a sudden you ain’t the person you claim to be. Eating out of the hand of evil is your legacy. So much for your family man status/what a front!
Nathan Hale at 22 gave up his life for America and you are handing it over on a silver judas plate to our enemies! EVIL has no bounds. Lying and deceiving are known trademarks of satan!
Romney would be a fool to choose this guy as VEEP. He delivers pretty much nothing and he certainly won’t galvanize the conservative base as Sarah did.
Santorum and Pau lare the GOP’s spoiler boys for Newt.
Santorum and Paul are the GOP’s spoiler boys for Newt.
Santorum needs to join forces with Newt so we don’t end up with Hussein or Hussein lite. Then they can promise Paul a head honcho position so it’s all three of them against the establishment.
Don’t think so. He delivers a pseudo-conservatism and the anti-abortion bit which Romney does not have. Otherwise, how do we explain his still being in the race AND his going after Newt instead of pro-abort Romney?
For someone who just yesterday said he’s positive and has’nt been down and dirty like Myth and Newt, Rick is surely making his family and friends proud. :eyeroll: Know this Rick, I won’t vote for you or Mitt or Crazy uncle Paul either. It’s clear that you are just a member of the three stooges.
Santorum exhibiting the same childish behavior of Romney and the Dims - wit is good, but the matter at hand should not be relegated to 5th grade humor bites.
I don’t think he’s spoiling anything. As long as he’s in the race, he’s pulling delegates from Romney. Repeated polls show his support would scatter if he dropped so he’s doing Newt a favor by staying in.
Also, he’s putting out some effective ads against Romney. Doesn’t matter what he says about Newt because it’s old news but he could still do some damage to Romney.
I don’t think that was ad-libbed. I think it was just the sort of eyebrow-raising comment Santorum probably hopes will jump-start his campaign. Largely, a joke.
Thats kind of a funny little quip.
Little Rick is leading Mittens in Minnesota! Hope it is the
beginning of the end for Mittens.
This loser is getting on my last nerve. Talk about a freaking Narcissist. I want to barf when he starts talking about his family with his stupid sweater on. The man is insipid and lacks any shred of charisma. He looks like he has burr up his patoot half of the time.
Ricky is a big time loser who could not win his own Senate seat back because of the reasons mentioned above. He is a professional politician who misses those paychecks and the power he wielded. GO HOME YOU LITTLE PUTZ!!!
It might very well be what ends up happening but it’s not very strategic. Santorum certainly won’t have the effect Palin had on the conservative base which got conservatives, like myself, to vote for a candidate they detested. (McCain). He may pull in a small amount of the social conservatives but not enough to make the difference. If it is Mitt/Santorum —I fear they may lose worse than McCain to Obama.
Shame on Rick...whoring out to an abortionist will not play well on the Day of Judgement...
Rick... you’re not helping.
Voted AGAINST increasing the number of immigration investigators:
VOTED AGAINST HIRING AN ADDITIONAL 1,000 BORDER PATROL AGENTS, paid for by reductions in state grants.
VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens.
SANTORUM: Trim Social Security now- even if painful.
VOTED AGAINST FOOD STAMP REFORM
VOTED AGAINST MEDICAID REFORM
Voted to increase the social services block grant from $1 BILLION to $2 BILLION
VOTED TO RAID SOCIAL SECURITY instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.
Voted to impose a uniform federal tax mandate on states to force them to allow convicted , rapists, arsonists drug kingpins and all other ex-convicts to vote in federal elections.
Santorum; Big government spender:
Santorum needs to put his country before his ego and drop out.
I can guarentee that Santorum is not going to become VP. Romney will use him and then drop him.
At best, Santorum will get some help when running for office again. A favoured son in a favoured district, but that is all.
Hopefully, where Santorum does run, the people won’t elect him.
"This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I dont think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldnt get involved in the bedroom, we shouldnt get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals cant go it alone." [source]zz Check out his brochure, 50 Things You Didn't Know About Rick Santorum, where he proudly defends food stamps, increasing minimum wage, stem cell harvesting, college tuition subsidies, bloated school funding, working with Bono to fight world poverty, etc.
"What was my vision? I came to the uncomfortable realization that conservatives were not only reluctant to spend government dollars on the poor, they hadnt even thought much about what might work better. I often describe my conservative colleagues during this time as simply cheap liberals. My own economically modest personal background and my faith had taught me to care for those who are less fortunate, but I too had not yet given much thought to the proper role of government in this mission." Rick Santorum, p. IX It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005)
"I suspect some will dismiss my ideas as just an extended version of compassionate conservatism. Some will reject what I have said as a kind of Big Government Conservatism. Some will say that what Ive tried to argue isnt conservatism at all. But I believe what Ive been presenting is the genuine conservatism our Founders envisioned. One that fosters the opportunity for all Americans to live as we are called to live, in selfless families that contribute to the general welfare, the common good." Rick Santorum, p. 421 It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005)
"If you're a conservative, there really is only one place to go right now. I would even argue farther than that. If you're a Republican, if you're a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only one place to go right now and that's Mitt Romney." Rick Santorum, 02/1/2008 [source]
Ground zero for animal worshipers, radical environmentalists (socialist NIMBYs all)—lefties of every political stripe. There’s probably about a handful of honest conservatives in the whole State.
This time, however, I don't think there is a Sarah Palin out there who can make Romney palatable to the majority of the GOP. His big selling point at this point is his “electability” and has time goes on, that is really going to wear thin.
Santorum only pretends to be anti-abortion. His record of running interference on behalf of pro-abort liberals like Specter and Romney tells the real story.
I was born in Denver, but the Denver of 1960 and today’s Denver are two different places, I’m sure.
He endorsed Spectre the blamed it on Bush!
Power Hungry backstabber.. Proven by history!
You gonna believe Santorum, or your own liein’ eyes?
Romney will do to Rick what he did to his debate coach. He does like to fire people yanno.
So Sanitorium has come out of the closet as a Stalkinghorse for Mitt !!
Yep. Most of the Range is even worse than Denver, with heavy federal funding also to the least populated of areas. I’ve never seen so many Republicans leaning to the extreme left in favor of big, local spending and against property rights.
I love Rick’s sense of humor. Wish more people would lighten up once in awhile.
While on the road, Santorum was teasing Rick Perry about not remembering the three things he would cut in a former debate. This was after Perry had attack ads against Santorum.
At a following debate, Perry mentioned three items, successfully this time, and looked over at Santorum, and said, “How was that?” Santorum laughed, and it seemed liked Perry and Santorum were kidding, like two brothers would.
Thankfully, candidates are not as thin skinned as their supporters.