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Rick Santorum: Ron Paul's views reveal a 'disconnect from reality'
Politico ^

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 congressman’s views by saying they represent a “disconnect from reality.”

“I’m very concerned that we have this new brand of Republicanism that’s been foreign to conservatism for the past 50 years,” Santorum told POLITICO. “We haven’t seen this isolationism rear its head on the Republican side, and we’ve traditionally been much more realistic about the threats that confront us. We don’t 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 Paul’s stance.

“Ron Paul’s view is that in spite of all the actions and words of the radical Islamists, that somehow they’re not serious, and that this isn’t a problem for us,” Santorum said. “That’s a disconnect from reality, and it’s not healthy in either party.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/62080.html#ixzz1WBMYpBpE


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: conservatism; libertarianism; pennsylvania; ricksantorum; ronpaul; santorum; southcarolina; texas

1 posted on 08/26/2011 4:55:04 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Amen. In a political way, of course.


2 posted on 08/26/2011 4:56:34 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

Understatement of the year.


3 posted on 08/26/2011 4:57:29 PM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: mnehring

Headline summed it up pretty good.


4 posted on 08/26/2011 4:58:32 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Go Mama Grizzly! Palin 2012)
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To: MplsSteve
Santorum has the Paul people concerned. It seems they really don't like someone calling him out so strongly- Need to knock out Santorum from race asap
5 posted on 08/26/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Ideology often trumps logical thought. Ron Paul’s nuttiness is proof of this.


6 posted on 08/26/2011 5:01:11 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: mnehring

The Ron Paul forums are about as vile as DU and Daily Kos.


7 posted on 08/26/2011 5:03:53 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Yep, a bunch of us keep an eye on them because they are pretty open about trolling this site, often worse than DU does.


8 posted on 08/26/2011 5:06:07 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Longbow1969

What does that mean?


9 posted on 08/26/2011 5:11:47 PM PDT by svcw
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To: mnehring

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


10 posted on 08/26/2011 5:14:38 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: mnehring

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


11 posted on 08/26/2011 5:14:54 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: svcw

Let’s just say, the things they say about Palin, and even her kids (especially Trig) are sometimes worse than you see at DU.


12 posted on 08/26/2011 5:15:23 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Times like these..telling the truth, indeed, might seem a bit odd...to many...

Semper Watching!


13 posted on 08/26/2011 5:17:50 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: mnehring

He’s got a point...but his support of Specter doesn’t exactly demonstrate a firm grasp of reality either.


14 posted on 08/26/2011 5:18:07 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: mnehring

Oh, well that’s true. I thought the poster was talking about Paul.


15 posted on 08/26/2011 5:18:07 PM PDT by svcw
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To: mnehring

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...


16 posted on 08/26/2011 5:21:29 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: mnehring
Disconnect from reality?!!! Disconnect??!!! HEY; I RESEMBLE THAT STATEMENT!


17 posted on 08/26/2011 5:21:50 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: gunnyg

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.


18 posted on 08/26/2011 5:22:50 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks mnehring!

The POSes at Google have a revolting anti-Santorum site as the top search hit:

http://www.google.com/search?q=Rick+Santorum


19 posted on 08/26/2011 5:49:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mnehring
Sorry, Mr.Santorum is on the losing argument.

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.

20 posted on 08/26/2011 6:12:52 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: mnehring

I say Rick Santorum is not very sensible either..
Rick has no problem with big federal government..
He wants to adjust certain parts of it with less spending
But he IS NOT willing to absolutely decrease it vastly..

At least he has not been saying the federal government needs to be DE-constructed..
That is want is needed..

The federal government monster needs to be KILLED.. MURDERed.. ABORTED...
ONLY Ron Paul is saying that... I have problems with burying the federal government...

It needs to be cloned.. with a sex change.. as a Eunuch


21 posted on 08/26/2011 6:19:57 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: mnehring
Rick Santorum views reveal a disconnect from reality, if he thinks he has a snowballs chance in hell of winning the nomination.

He couldn't win reelection in his own state.

“.......Santorum lost by a massive 18 point margin to Bob Casey Jr. – the biggest losing margin in the last 30 years.”

Rick Santorum might be a nice guy, but he is a loser. He should find a new career.

22 posted on 08/26/2011 7:05:23 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: hosepipe
ONLY Ron Paul is saying that

Simply not true. Paulbots want it to be true but it is not.

23 posted on 08/26/2011 7:43:07 PM PDT by svcw
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To: MplsSteve
I'm not even going to read this article, because I've heard it all before.

But, Lord, Rick Santorum is vile. He's also a fool. Spending all this time fighting w/ Ron Paul, when Bachmann and Perry are the ones who have the votes he's competing for.

No, he wants to fight w/ the Libertarian. Or is he a coward, and knows if he fights w/ Bachmann and Perry, and they win, he won't be considered for AG, Fed Judge, etc?

I grew up w/ this guy in PA. Filling in for Bill Bennett when Bennett wants a long weekend is more his level, than ruling the most powerful nation the world has ever seen.

PS - Remember this guy endorsed Spector over Pat Toomey, because he thought Toomey was not electable. Then he himself lost by 18%, and Toomey was elected.

That's leadership, isn't it? Not only fool but a coward?

24 posted on 08/26/2011 8:05:03 PM PDT by trickamsterdam (District: Red-light...)
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To: hosepipe

“But he IS NOT willing to absolutely decrease it vastly..

At least he has not been saying the federal government needs to be DE-constructed..
That is want is needed..

The federal government monster needs to be KILLED.. MURDERed.. ABORTED...
ONLY Ron Paul is saying that... I have problems with burying the federal government...”
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Right On Target!

You said a mouthful!

Semper Watching!
*****


25 posted on 08/27/2011 6:30:24 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: mnehring

“I am glad Santorum has the guts to call out Paul”

I liked the way Santorum responded to Paul at the debate, too.

Looking forward to the next debate.


26 posted on 09/01/2011 7:20:44 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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