Skip to comments.Rick Santorum, Earmarxists, and the Pro-Life Statist
Posted on 12/30/2011 7:59:00 AM PST by wolfman23601
Rick Santorum participated in raiding the federal treasury as an earmarxist, perfectly happy to pork away on Pennsylvanias behalf. He did not join conservatives who fought against No Child Left Behind. He did not join conservatives who fought against the prescription drug benefit.
Rick Santorum was part of the problem in Washington. He was one of the Republicans the public rejected in 2006. The voters in Pennsylvania rejected him in 2006 because of his and the Republicans profligate ways. Along with Tom DeLay, Rick Santorum led the K Street Project, which traded perks for lobbyists for money for the GOP funded with your tax dollars through earmarks and pork projects.
Sure, you can say 2006 was a bad year for Republicans, but in 2006 Rick Santorum fell 18 percentage points behind his Democratic rival and his defeat and terrible campaign can be linked to the loss of four Pennsylvania house seats.
That was not a defeat for Rick Santorum. It was punishment. He is a pro-life statist and I see nothing in his career since leaving Washington that shows he has changed his ways.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
Huckabee = just another run-of-the-mill big government "pro-life" statists. bttt
Info on the author of this article...Erick Erickson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erick_Erickson
Hit piece. How convenient now that Santorum is starting to rise in Iowa.
Let’s not forget that Santorum couldn’t get reelected to the Senate in his home state running against a complete idiot. Also,he did not support Pat Toomey in Toomey’s first challenge to Arlen Spector. Some Conservative!
Oh yeah, "real" conservatives pretend to like fringe Republicans who can't get elected, but the minute a Republican starts to look like a viable, electable candidate, you turn on him or her in a heartbeat. Asking again, why is that? Hmmmm?
Supported pro abort Arlen Specter for reelection, just a go along to get along guy (the party told me to). Core convictions? Standing up for the unborn? Just another phony politician.
I am absolutely convinced that the slime Mitt is behind ALL the attacks on conservatives (Palin, Cain, etc).
Mitt is an evil man. He is obsessed with becoming president in order to feed his arrogant, elitist ego. He has no concern for limited government and certainly no respect for our beloved Constitution.
Mitt has NO core, he is just another in a long line of Statists lusting for power. No words can describe how much I loathe this vile man.
Nothing upon this Earth will get me to cast a vote for that pond scum.
The author can stop calling Santorum a statist. Santorum isn't a statist.
That said, the author does raise valid criticisms, just like numerous people have raised valid criticisms of Bachmann, Newt, Cain and Perry.
Pointing out that Santorum voted for the perscription drug Benefit, a big government mandate, is appropriate.
Erickson has had his panties in a wad about Santorum.
Although I prefer Tom Coburn’s approach to earmarks, this isn’t a dealbreaker for me by any stretch. If this is the best that his opponents have, then I’m feeling even better.
From another FReeper’s post on another thread:
‘’Santorum worked tirelessly to pass the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. He has been a steadfast proponent of entitlement reform, particularly advocating for the privatization of Social Security and Medicare. He has opposed the Wall Street bailouts. While in Congress, he sponsored the balanced budget amendment. He has adamantly called for ObamaCare to be repealed and replaced. Santorum has called for the Federal Reserve to be audited and its role pared back to managing inflation.’’
I love babies. I want them ALL to get born. I also don’t want their futures sold out to China because the President that we elected was pro-life but a “compassionate POS conservative.”
I hope this does NOT describe Rick, but I fear, looking at his record, that it does.
Romney’s organization imho attacked Palin immediately starting when she was selected as McCain’s running mate and cost - sabotaged really - Republicans the election.
Romney is THE REASON OBAMA WON, imo.
Deliberately, so he would not lose his chance to Palin this year.
Romney sabotaged McCain, it very much seemed.
Ironically it seemed, with a lot of help from McCain’s own staff.
“That was not a defeat for Rick Santorum. It was punishment.”
He backed Spectre over over Toomey. GOP voters in the state did not forgive, nor did they forget.
Sure but is it true?
These are idiotic charges against Santorum.
Perry’s attack in this regard is terribly hypocritical: when asked about his using federal money in his state, he said that it was his obligation to get back for Texas as much of the money they sent to Washington as possible.
Why is that good for Perry, but not good for Santorum?
Gingrich’s team is quietly affirming that their candidate will not win in Iowa.
I believe we should do all in our power to push ONE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE in Iowa. That one should be Santorum who seems to be surging.
Santorum has no baggage, he has years of experience, he was part of the Reagan revolution, he is excellent on every single issue, he is married to the same woman after many years, and he is an outstanding public speaker (I’ve heard him at a local congressional dinner.)
Some notion that he “lost” an election is silly in terms of Romney who is the one-term failed governor of Massachusetts. In terms of Paul who is a nut. In terms of Bachmann who has a few House victories and very little experience. In terms of Perry who shot himself in the foot. And (regretfully) in terms of Gingrich, who has been subjected to a relentless 24/7 attack and has lost momentum in Iowa.
Santorum took one for the team with Specter, and his conservative base got hacked off. Obviously, that was a mistake, but the base made an equally terrible mistake.
It is critical that we deny Iowa to Romney. Conservatives are killing themselves there by dividing up 75% of the vote and throwing the victory to Mitt Romney who has played divide and conquer perfectly against us.
No one has worked harder in Iowa than Santorum. It is time to smash this one back at Romney.
There is not time to smear Santorum IF the base will simply rise up and support the man to prevent Romney from winning the first 2 in a row.
Are you defending Romney?
Lead, follow or get out of the way.
Imagine that - the Romney-bots and the Newt slime cannot stand that frustrated Republican votes are looking at one of the two remaining somewhat Conservative candidates on the ticket... and with him rising in the polls at what could be a great time, got to attack him.
Yeah - the same folks who keep telling us we have to swallow Romney and Newt crap in the interest of getting “Anyone but Obama” - and even though Newt and Romney have far MORE baggage than Santorum - they are going to attack him instead of being honest about their own record and actions.
Erickson doesn’t like conservatives, period. He is a RINO pusher/lover.
There’s no conceivable way Romney was responsible for Obama’s 10 million vote margin of victory.
The causes were 1) The economy 2) Dislike of W.
When you win that big, you were going to win regardless of the Republican candidate or what any other Republicans did to the Republican candidate.
Any more than Karl Rove was the cause of Christine O’Donnell losing her race by 18 points.
People need to stop making up fantasy reasons why candidates lose.
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