Skip to comments.Rick Santorum: Ron Paul's views reveal a 'disconnect from reality'
Posted on 08/26/2011 4:55:00 PM PDT by mnehring
Rick Santorum signaled Thursday that the disagreement he mapped out against Ron Paul in a surprisingly intense attack at the last Republican debate is likely to continue, responding to a question about the Texas congressmans views by saying they represent a disconnect from reality.
Im very concerned that we have this new brand of Republicanism thats been foreign to conservatism for the past 50 years, Santorum told POLITICO. We havent seen this isolationism rear its head on the Republican side, and weve traditionally been much more realistic about the threats that confront us. We dont do what the left does and try to fit everything into some ideological understanding of the world.
Santorum is spending the next two days stumping in South Carolina, where he hopes to appeal to many of the military families in coastal communities that supported John McCain in 2008. Always known as more of a culture warrior, the former Pennsylvania senator will be emphasizing his role on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
His criticism of Paul, who is fiercely anti-war, follows a heated exchange the two had during the Iowa presidential debate earlier this month. Paul has said Israel is perfectly capable of defending itself from a nuclear Iran, and has more than enough military might to retaliate. Santorum has painted the threat from Iran in much starker terms, and reiterated Thursday his disdain for Pauls stance.
Ron Pauls view is that in spite of all the actions and words of the radical Islamists, that somehow theyre not serious, and that this isnt a problem for us, Santorum said. Thats a disconnect from reality, and its not healthy in either party.
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Amen. In a political way, of course.
Understatement of the year.
Headline summed it up pretty good.
Ideology often trumps logical thought. Ron Paul’s nuttiness is proof of this.
The Ron Paul forums are about as vile as DU and Daily Kos.
Yep, a bunch of us keep an eye on them because they are pretty open about trolling this site, often worse than DU does.
What does that mean?
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
Let’s just say, the things they say about Palin, and even her kids (especially Trig) are sometimes worse than you see at DU.
Times like these..telling the truth, indeed, might seem a bit odd...to many...
He’s got a point...but his support of Specter doesn’t exactly demonstrate a firm grasp of reality either.
Oh, well that’s true. I thought the poster was talking about Paul.
Ron Paul has always been somewhat of an enigma to me.
About half of what he says (and apparently believes) is truly rational and inspired by conservative beliefs and right on target. Sometimes I wish that more of the GOP would not only talk that talk, but also vote that vote.
It’s the other half that worries me...
You are right, I am glad Santorum has the guts to call out Paul and stand up to his annoying hordes as well as political correctness. Too many want to say, oh no, those poor Muslims don’t want to hurt us if we just leave them alone, ignoring hundreds of years of history. Worse, Paul gives statements to Iran’s Press TV saying we should be fine with them having nukes.
Good grief. Cut the PC bull crap Paul, they are our enemies and it is in our interest to make sure they don’t become a threat. Worse, don’t go to them and give them talking points. Can you imagine this guy during WWII. He probably would have given an interview to the Illustrierter Beobachter.
Sorry for the rant. These neo-hippies really bug me.
The POSes at Google have a revolting anti-Santorum site as the top search hit:
The Gov't is the monster we need to defeat. Open borders, debt, deficits, pathetic monetary policies, regulations, are the issues.
Inferring that we have to continue to be the policeman of the world wont gain support.
We are broke.