Skip to comments.Santorum just hit it out of the park on Hannity (IMO)
Posted on 01/06/2012 6:36:47 PM PST by Anti-Hillary
Love what he said when asked about earmarks. Said that as a senator of course you try to get money to go back to your state. The reason McCain became so hawkish on earmarks was because his record on the real problem, entitlements, was a disaster so he started harping on earmarks. HA!!!!!
Sweet! Someone needs to post a link.
To be fair, I don’t know what Congressman or Senator has a good record on entitlements, with Paul Ryan being a notable exception. Admittedly I don’t know much about Santorum’s record on this, but what did he do to reform entitlements while Senator? Did he help push the Bush Social Security reform plan in 2005 when most Republican Congresscritters and Senators just ran for cover? If he did, good for him. If not, then what grounds does he have for critiquing anyone else’s record on that?
Pretty lame explanation for both.
Doesn't want to make waves.
None of these politicians these days have a set.
Of course the story has gone away already. There was a 20 vote descrepancy. He won by 12, not lost by 8.
That’s why as much funding as possible should be local. If Vermont wants a maple syrup museum, Vermont should fund it, not send its senators to grub from the trough. The system as it’s set up just encourages profligate spending on local projects as all of us try frantically to get our fair share back. If we funded everything out of state and local budgets we’d be much more thoughtful.
2005 was a different world. This is what I call picking flyspecks out of pepper. Wake up. There are a few more pressing issues in 2012 than some ill-advised Bush fiasco seven years ago.
Not sure it’s a matter of Gonads. More it’s a matter of timing. Now aint the time.
voting for raising the debt limit multiple times is a problem. He is not conservative
Yeah he should man up like the Al Gore and the Democrats. File a lawsuit, demand recount after recount after recount, whine incessantly about how the election was stolen, throw a red flag and demand a review.
I find it refreshing. Move on to the next battle. The Iowa total was inconsequential as no matter the total he came out the winner. Now focus on New Hampshire get a 2nd place finish, fill your war chest and kick ass in the Palmetto state.
Yes, he did. My wife was watching and I went to watch (I rarely watch FOX anymore after Beck left, but I like Rick). Hannity’s “interview” was a million times better than O’Reilly’s “interview” the other night. Given the magnitude of what had just transpired in Iowa, I can say O’Reilly’s “interview” was THE WORST INTERVIEW I have ever seen in the history of politics.
However, if it was a democrat can you believe how they would be crying.
I like Santorum. Not sure he can meke it. But the best VP canidate there is.
It appears it will now be a level playing field in SC.
Rick will have the money to compete.
If the goal is to stop Willard, then who the hell is conservative? We’re left with the two Rick’s and Newt.
Unless Sarah jumps in, right now this “Rick” is the firewall. Mitt breaks out of SC with three wins and it’s a short primary season and a long campaign one for the conservative side.
This Ivory soap 99 and 99/100th percent pure insanity is going to surely lead us to defeat and I’m not finished with my SHTF prep.
Rick Santorum? What a statist nobody frat-boy type. The last time he ran in a purple state he lost by 18%. An empty suit version of Romney (who I will hold my nose when I vote for him in December).
Easily the worst repub in this field. Less charismatic than even Bachmann.
To each his own.
You have a point. He has never been in my top choices but may be our last. I don’t see Perry regaining ground and I’m not a fan of his version of the Dream Act. Newt has flamed out. I don’t like the scorched earth napalming of the field, unless he knows he has no chance and is trying to open the door for a fresh face.
That type of approach got us the baby socialist Bush when Alan Keyes was the better candidate in 2000....I want someone with a proven track record of conservative voting and a liberty minded agenda. When we have freedom and liberty...the rest will fall in place
Where are they? I don’t see them on the ballot. You get them on the 2012 ballot, this pivotal election and we’ll see then. For now this is our choice.
Allen Keyes? Allen West maybe..
Santorium is a HIGE “social justice” devotee.
Look at his record, PERSONALLY and what he voted for.
Look at the sweetheart deal he got on his house and how he had to pay back the state of Pennsylvania oodles for internet service for his kids living in VIRGINIA to be SCHOOLED by a PENNSYLVNAI school district. This guy is ENTLTILMENT minded as a silly Senator, SNAEKY and GREEDY. Self gain is the name of his game.
I think Rick hit into a double play with his remarks about reforming SS right now. The Dems are going to have field day with this one.
There is one person with a true liberty minded agenda and that is Dr. Paul. Conservatives seem now to be more worried about the next 3rd world country we need to invade that poses no threat per the Mossad and the CIA....there are conservatives here that hate the Patriot Act and the NDAA. But will support and vote for the same republicans that will keep it in place...the GOP sadly has become the police state fear party...melting in to that demoncrat mindset
Someone posted this indicating Santorum excuses his record on earmarks by saying someone else was bad on entitlements. My point was, if Santorum didn’t help in 2005 when Bush attempted to reform SS, the biggest entitlement, then why is he criticizing someone else’s record on entitlements? Maybe that’s all ancient history, but a candidate’s record is contained in history. And if he didn’t help reform entitlements in 2005, how are we suppose to believe he’ll be a force for reform should he become our nominee and later possibly president?
Your spelling and grammatical errors totally undermine any credibility as a critical thinker, so stick to Ron Paul sites where you’ll be among more like-minded souls.
You are living in a Neville Chamberlin-inspired fantasy land. If I were still an idealistic 20-something, I, too, would want to believe Dr. Paul’s Rx of isolationism would make all the bad guys leave us alone. But facts are stubborn things and we have to deal with the far more frightening reality of enemies bent on our destruction and confront them realistically.
Do you know how old I am? Dont be so quick to judge me because I dont fear a backwards third world country. I dont feel we should have a police state because of that either....this drum has been beat too many times...starting with Iraq....we aint leaving there in victory are we?
Dr. Paul is old enough to know better.
So are most FReepers...but not all.
‘who I will hold my nose when I vote for him in December’
I’m glad you are voting in December.
No, thanks to Obama putting an election promise to end the war even if it meant losing eveything we had fought for before the lives of those given to help free Iraq is unforgivable. Obama’s politically motivated pre-mature withdrawal leaves a lot of American blood on his hands.
You don’t mean December - you mean when you vote on the first Wednesday in November.
As long as you vote!
I dont care if you cant bring yourself to pull the lever for Romnay- but at least make sure you go, and get everyone else you know to go, to vote down the line for the REST OF THE REPUBLICAN TICKETS for senators and congresscritters!!!!!!!!!!
I was hinking the other day that it might be fun and a kick in the teeth to the establisment GOP to have a veto-proof republican congress WHILE Obambi is in office
wait wait wait.... hear me out
If Romney was in with a GOP congress, he can continue the status quo and the GOP’s will go along with him just because...
But if the GOP were to govern the country by congress, overturn obamacare, and gut the government there would be nohing Obama could do about it
He could go on vacation to hawaii and stay there
I read an article the other day that he barely goes to the oval office anymore- he sits around in shorts and t-shirt in a TV room upstairs watching ESPN all day while his minions bring people around to see him for 15 mintes max.
Was Santorum paying taxes in the district from which he benefitted? If so, what’s the deal?
Yeah, we were a lot less broke then. The Tea Party wasn't born yet. W was elected, before 2005, saying he was going to start privatizing SS. It is no longer a hopeless subject, merely a difficult one. I give Santorum credit for being consistent and forthright... and right with his stand on SS. As the sure to fail date for SS, when doing nothing, gets closer the politics will change. Ask the Paulbots how many of them expect to collect anything from SS. Many older voters despise Obama and understand the need to reform SS. They aren't all FDR's brain washed minions any more.
Santorum is a joke. He will not get the nomination.
He needs to take his Mr. Rogers sweater vests and go home to be a father to his seven children.
And no Rick, blah does not sound anything like the word “black”.Nice try.
I love Hannity’s facial expression when he’s interviewing someone he doesn’t take seriously or care for. It’s a kind of bemused half smile. And the poor guy has to try to keep a straight face with Levin’s jokes popping up on his computer 24/7.
So just exactly when will "the time" be?
Did anybody mention the following fact?
OBAMACARE IS A MONOPOLY, AND THEREFORE VIOLATES THE ANTI-TRUST LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
IF “ - - - a senator of course you try to get money to go back to your state.”
THEN how does that differ from embezzlement?
I believe you meant to link this post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2829572/posts
He cosponsored Social Security Reform
some time after his election.
Going after Social Security now is like shooting himself in the foot.
We all know it has to be corrected, but why shoot your chances down right at the peak of your popularity?
Iraq forced our hand...as a sovereign nation, starting this year they would start putting our troops on trial if they did something wrong. With that we were forced to leave in defeat. A meaningless invasion to go aftet a dictator we propped up 30 years ago
Well, I’m no O’Reilly fan anymore. So many at FOX are in the tank for Romney and Ann Coulter has become a traitor to the Conservative cause. First wanting Christie to run and now endorsing Romney. THAT SAID.............. I thought it was good for O’Reilly to give Rick a “heads-up” on what the media and his opponents were going to hit him with. To be fore warned is to be fore-armed.
voting for raising the debt limit multiple times is a problem. He is not conservative
YEAH; you tell ‘em Leader_Of_The_Conservatives: Hell yeah!!! Let’s us Conservatives destroy every candidate we have before the General Election and send him into the GE such “damaged goods” that Obozo will win easily and we’ll have him and his Marxist Administration for another four years so they can finish destroying this nation. WAY TO GO BRO..... The Obama Administration and the Socialists of the world thank you.
(You fumb duck!)
....as though Rick wasn't aware of this fact himself. Rick knew, the whole political world knew that Rick's head was next on the chopping block.
O'Bloviator was just stating the obvious....and the funny part of it is that he's still taking credit for the fulfillment of his redundant "warning".