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Rick Santorum turns heat on Newt Gingrich in Florida (pout alert)
Politico ^ | 1-22-2012 | James Hohmann

Posted on 01/22/2012 4:59:57 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.— Rick Santorum kicked off his Florida campaign here Sunday by aiming directly at Newt Gingrich. “It’s great to be glib, but it’s better to be principled,” the former Pennsylvania senator told a crowd of more than 200 standing in a hot parking lot of a strip mall in this town outside Fort Lauderdale.

Santorum dismissed the idea that the South Carolina primary reshaped the race into a Gingrich-Mitt Romney face-off. Saturday’s results could very quickly be overshadowed by the Jan. 31 Florida primary, in which he’s hoping to reemerge as a factor. “You have three candidates who can be president. That wasn’t the case moving into South Carolina,” he added, referencing Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry’s withdrawal from the race. “Florida can now step back and say, ‘Okay…who is the candidate that we here in South Florida should put our seal of approval on?

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To: Keyes2000mt

Coburn is my Senator...I’ve heard him speak of it (I didn’t need to read about it later). Newt kited thousands of dollars in checks and Santorum was among the “freshment” that exposed him.


101 posted on 01/22/2012 6:45:38 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Santorum will be in my cabinet don't push him out he may be the last man standing in a sweater vest in survival of the fittest escape from Obama Axelrod machine island.

102 posted on 01/22/2012 6:48:17 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: RasterMaster

Ooops...”freshment” = FRESHMEN (meaning he was recently elected to congress for you Newt Supporters in Rio Linda or Port St. Lucie).


103 posted on 01/22/2012 6:48:39 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster
..Raster, RP's ad hominem attacks make him sound whiny and petty. Up until about a week ago my family and I supported him.

But he's your guy so I respect that...

104 posted on 01/22/2012 6:53:07 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: RasterMaster

..I meant RS—you know what I mean : -)


105 posted on 01/22/2012 6:54:59 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: RasterMaster

FreeRepublic.com is Pro Newt Gingrich.

You just called NEWT a Rino. Yet the founder of this site supports Newt and neither are RINO’s.

So quit lying... Newt isn’t a RINO. The only RINO is Mitt Romney.

Do not dislike Santorum in general terms, but the more he bashes Newt, he becomes a turn off.


106 posted on 01/22/2012 6:55:40 PM PST by show
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To: WalterSkinner

If “RP” you mean Ron Paul...yes his attacks are petty and whiney. If you are tying Santorum with petty or whiney, you haven’t followed him at all. Contrasting himself with other candidates is perfectly healthy and I could only see a nut like Romney or Obama complaining about it.


107 posted on 01/22/2012 6:57:09 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: billys kid

[Newt is unelectable, erratic, grandiose, worrisome, unstable, undisciplined, untrustworthy, unreliable, risky, unfocused and explosive. He basically said that you never know what you’ll get with Newt in charge.]

And yet he had high praise for the Speaker, and even said he would be the one he would pick as his VP, and ticked off a bunch of good reasons. So was he lying then or is he lying now?

Those who have what it takes to lead, demonstrate that leadership, and stick to comparing their records and their results. Those who have little results and less leadership ability try to make them selves look better by tearing others down. It always reflects poorly on them.


108 posted on 01/22/2012 6:57:55 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Oh it doesn’t stop there....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hwDFNummwNo

I’ll wager you and all on this forum were CHEERING Rush when he said it.


109 posted on 01/22/2012 6:57:55 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster
Washington Corruption Probe

House banking scandal
The more recent significant corruption scandals have centered on abuses of power, as opposed to the bribery, influence-peddling controversies of the past.

In 1992, many House members were suspected of bouncing checks from accounts they held at the so-called "House Bank" -- a loose operation that allowed member of Congress to cash their checks but kept shoddy records and often were quite delayed in recording deposits or withdrawals.

Although the lawmakers had broken no laws and many did not even know they were bouncing checks, several took advantage of the bank system and many voters viewed the scandal as a blatant abuse of power.

Of the 296 sitting representatives and 59 former members who had overdrafted their personal accounts in the preceding 39 months, the House Ethics Committee released a list of the 24 worst abusers. Twenty were Democrats, although Republican Rep. Tommy Robinson of Arkansas was the worse offender, with 996 overdrafts.

Congressional Democrats attempted to explain that the scandal was a problem with the banking system, not their party.

Conservative columnist David Gergen said on the NewsHour at the time, "[The Democrats] let it get out of control. That's the critical charge against the Democrats. When you're in power too long, you become arrogant."

Republican leaders used the scandal to accuse all Democrats of corruption and abuse of power. Republican Minority Whip Newt Gingrich of Georgia would make reforming Congress part of his Republican revolution of 1994 that gave his party a net gain of 54 seats in Congress and the GOP control of the House for the first time in 40 years.

110 posted on 01/22/2012 7:00:24 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I, as a Santorum supporter, am thrilled that newt won SC. Happy he fought that inevitable romney bs, happy he slammed the MSM.

But I’m disgusted by the meanness against Santorum around here. You all are cold. You are just thisside of propriety from being like google to the poor guy.

We need newt to fight Obama. But if newt can’t get there, Santorum might be the next best. Hes not hurting anyone right now. I’d like to see Freepers not being so below the belt ugly toward Santorum. It sure is not endearing.


111 posted on 01/22/2012 7:04:40 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: C. Edmund Wright; Jim Robinson

He’s just mad that Jim endorsed Newt. Time to go do your taxes Rick.

Pray for America


112 posted on 01/22/2012 7:05:36 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: show

First, I didn’t call Newt a RINO (even though his record on the subject is in dispute). I am not FREE REPUBLIC...I am an idividual poster and thus far I have no specific mandate for me to stop being a free thinker and submit like a sheep to the demands of any goose-stepping masses. The last time I looked, I have a brain, I am not a slave, and anyone who thinks so....I spit on that. You wish to have an echo chamber and I refuse to comply...so what?

“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.” - George Washington

I have yet to determine if Newt is above or below that 80%, but many of his supporters are certainly falling short.


113 posted on 01/22/2012 7:08:34 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: greeneyes

Was Newt lying back in December????

Newt Says Romney a Possible VP Pick

“I think the consensus is that he’d certainly be on the list, whether he’d want to or not,” Gingrich said. “He’s a very competent person. This is a very serious man. I would certainly support him if he became the Republican nominee.”

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katehicks/2011/12/07/love_thy_enemy_newt_says_romney_a_possible_vp_pick


114 posted on 01/22/2012 7:12:52 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I suppose since he kited 22 checks, he’d be the EXPERT on the subject...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/20/gingrich-ambushed-by-house-bank-attack-santorum/


115 posted on 01/22/2012 7:13:33 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

No need to bash Santorum.


Oh, no? Are you sure you read post # 3?
Ricardo’s illegal alien voting record is shameful.

He needs to set aside his ego, put his country before himself and drop out.

.


116 posted on 01/22/2012 7:15:39 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Yaelle
But I’m disgusted by the meanness against Santorum around here. You all are cold.

Breathtakingly ironic considering the article shows how catty and petty Santorum is being against Newt. Maybe read the article first so you'll know what context the comments are in.

117 posted on 01/22/2012 7:16:13 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: RasterMaster
I have no specific mandate for me to stop being a free thinker and submit like a sheep to the demands of any goose-stepping masses. The last time I looked, I have a brain, I am not a slave, and anyone who thinks so....I spit on that. You wish to have an echo chamber and I refuse to comply...so what?

So what?

FR is private property and we are Jim Robinsons guest. Therefore we post at his pleasure according to his rules.

118 posted on 01/22/2012 7:17:00 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Bet you anything that whiney little weasel endorses Romney when he finally gets it through his thick skull he can’t win the nomination.


119 posted on 01/22/2012 7:19:23 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

120 posted on 01/22/2012 7:19:28 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: RasterMaster
They all kited checks.

In 1992, many House members were suspected of bouncing checks from accounts they held at the so-called "House Bank" -- a loose operation that allowed member of Congress to cash their checks but kept shoddy records and often were quite delayed in recording deposits or withdrawals.

Although the lawmakers had broken no laws and many did not even know they were bouncing checks, several took advantage of the bank system and many voters viewed the scandal as a blatant abuse of power.

121 posted on 01/22/2012 7:20:23 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Reagan would disagree with you.

Romney denounced Reagan and gave money to Democrats. Romney never had a face to face meeting with Reagan.

Newt, on the other hand... First met Ronald Reagan in the 1970’s and has always been a Reaganite. Romney is a MESS of a candidate and when Santorum attacks Reagonite Newt over Romney he shows himself as an egotistical MORON.

123 posted on 01/22/2012 7:24:32 PM PST by show
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To: greeneyes

Those who have what it takes to lead, demonstrate that leadership, and stick to comparing their records and their results. Those who have little results and less leadership ability try to make them selves look better by tearing others down. It always reflects poorly on them.

My goodness! I could’nt have said it better myself.

GO NEWT! GO NEWT! GO NEWT! WOO-HOO!


124 posted on 01/22/2012 7:26:09 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: RasterMaster
You post at the owners pleasure. You are well aware of that.

Post 66 - Sunday, January 22, 2012 1:45:53 AM by Jim Robinson

125 posted on 01/22/2012 7:27:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW; Jim Robinson

“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.” - George Washington

I have yet to determine if Newt is above or below that 80%, but many of his supporters are certainly falling short.


126 posted on 01/22/2012 7:29:16 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster

Look, you can trash Newt to your heart’s content somewhere else, but I’ve asked you politely a couple two or three times now to not trash him on FR. And I sincerely hope that you do not continue doing so beyond this point.

Thanks!


127 posted on 01/22/2012 7:30:26 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: RasterMaster; Jim Robinson; 50mm; onyx

Maybe you should take your argument up w/ Jim Robinson instead of sinking into the depths of nazi symbolism


128 posted on 01/22/2012 7:31:09 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: show
"Newt, on the other hand... First met Ronald Reagan in the 1970’s and has always been a Reaganite."

Was Newt a Reaganite when he declared that the era of Reagan is over?

129 posted on 01/22/2012 7:32:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: Kaosinla

Thanks for the advice...I have.


130 posted on 01/22/2012 7:32:47 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster
First, I didn’t call Newt a RINO (even though his record on the subject is in dispute).

You wrote...

'Cheer when a fellow conservative is out of the race, and show your true colors....then only weak RINOs remain.

You were calling Santuram a Conservative and Newt a weak RINO.

Newt is a Conservative. Not a RINO like Romney. Santuram has a short shelf life and the more he bashes Conservative Reagan Newt Gingrich, the more we will shun him.

131 posted on 01/22/2012 7:39:54 PM PST by show
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To: show

Santorum is a patirot, a great father and husband to his wife and children, a GREAT patriot, and a friend to the unborn....only the pathetic sould wouldn’t approve.

“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.” - George Washington


132 posted on 01/22/2012 7:44:30 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

No. You got any Gingrich downfalls, you post them.


133 posted on 01/22/2012 7:44:45 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Was Newt a Reaganite when he declared that the era of Reagan is over?

Um, yes he was a Reaganite. Newt did’nt change. The Republican party changed. The Rino’s thumbed their nose at both Reagan and We the People.


134 posted on 01/22/2012 7:45:17 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: RasterMaster
Was Newt lying back in December????

[Newt Says Romney a Possible VP Pick

“I think the consensus is that he’d certainly be on the list, whether he’d want to or not,” Gingrich said. “He’s a very competent person. This is a very serious man. I would certainly support him if he became the Republican nominee.”

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katehicks/2011/12/07/love_thy_enemy_newt_says_romney_a_possible_vp_pick]

Newt was following Reagan's rule. He is not attacking Romney personally, he is pointing out his record. He has not taken back what he said then. In fact, since Romney is so organized, it might be a helpful partnership.

Rick on the other-hand, after praising the Speaker, has gone on to a very personal attack on the Speaker, more than once. His antics make him appear that he is trying to tear down the Speaker, because he is lacking in his own accomplishments.

He would do better to explain his own accomplishments and why they are better than Romney's or Obama’s, or Newt's.

I am not one of those calling for Rick to drop out. I want him there in case the LSM GOP E are successful in taking out Newt. Though if Newt can't survive, I doubt that Rick can, unless he can learn to do a lot more than make personal attacks on his competitors, especially when he has also called them friends.

135 posted on 01/22/2012 7:45:59 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: RasterMaster

Why don’t you read the article and see what we are not approving of.


136 posted on 01/22/2012 7:49:20 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright; greeneyes
"Why don’t you read the article and see what we are not approving of."

Why, when I already know what you will accept?

137 posted on 01/22/2012 7:53:53 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster
Here are the rules, and please don't shoot the messenger!

Don't say anything good about Romney
Don't say anything good about Paul
Don't say anything bad about Newt.

Fairly simple rules and management will enforce them. Hope that helps.

138 posted on 01/22/2012 7:55:04 PM PST by jpsb
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To: RasterMaster

So you won’t make yourself look like a fool.

But go ahead if you insist.


139 posted on 01/22/2012 7:55:28 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: RasterMaster
You lose. Why? Because you are on a Pro-Newt Gingrich website.

We support and want Newt Gingrich to be the next President of the United States. We are Anti-Romney 24/7. And if Rick S bashing of Newt gives Romney some indirect support, we are going to fight against it. Why? We want NEWT to win .... Period. Not Santorum and not Romney. FreeRepublic.com is Anti-Romney.

It's as simple as that. If Rick Santorum continues to lack wisdom and prefers to bash Gingrich, then Santorum will be bashed on Free Republic.

Why? We don't want Santorum to win the nomination. We don't want Romney to win the nomination.

WE WANT NEWT TO WIN BOTH THE NOMINATION AND The ELECTION.

Nothing personal against Santorum, he seems like a decent guy. But do not want him for President and do not want him bashing NEWT.

140 posted on 01/22/2012 7:55:38 PM PST by show
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To: Kaosinla; Jim Robinson; 50mm; onyx; All

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It’s not the bashing of Newt that I object to so much,
(most of these accusations can be easily proven untrue)
it’s the ugliness of his personal attacks on Newt supporters.
Isn’t there a rule against name calling and insults against your fellow FReepers?

.


141 posted on 01/22/2012 7:58:37 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: jpsb

No, those are not the rules. You are missing a huge part of the equation.

Almost all Newt supporters admit his flaws and problems. Almost all of the anti Newts pretend like none of the good is there. Thus, the pro Newt folks are, on balance, far more intellectually honest.

Plus, I might add, Santorum is acting like a little snot, whining about Newt and ignoring Obama. Newt meanwhile spends most of his time fighting liberals on behalf of ALL OF US. He is a man to the child that is Santorum.

Them’s the facts.


142 posted on 01/22/2012 7:59:20 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You might be right, I was just trying to be helpful and spell things out in simple terms. I don’t like seeing people zotted and I think if you follow the simple rules I put forth you will not get the zot.


143 posted on 01/22/2012 8:04:34 PM PST by jpsb
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To: RasterMaster; C. Edmund Wright
[Why don’t you read the article and see what we are not approving of.”
Why, when I already know what you will accept?]

I don't know why you are including me in this snarky little post. I am not the one that posted that sentence. Leave me out of your fight with C.Edmund Wright.

144 posted on 01/22/2012 8:04:51 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I bet you see Rick's true colors and old ways when he gets out of the race and endorces the RINO Romney (like he did when he backed the PA RINO over Toomy).
145 posted on 01/22/2012 8:10:55 PM PST by HwyChile
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I bet you see Rick’s true colors and old ways when he gets out of the race and endorses the RINO Romney (like he did when he backed the PA RINO over Toomey).


146 posted on 01/22/2012 8:11:44 PM PST by HwyChile
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To: patriot08

They’ve been dropping like flies. Have worn a blister on my zot finger.


147 posted on 01/22/2012 8:13:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you, sir.


148 posted on 01/22/2012 8:16:41 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Santoum is not the man to take down Newt—He doesn’t have the fire in the belly—Obama could eat him for lunch. He makes Mitt look good.


149 posted on 01/22/2012 8:44:01 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: TribalPrincess2U; All

Gotta balance the half truths, hun:

“Santorum has consistently supported broad-based tax cuts and opposed tax increases either by sponsoring key legislation or by casting votes on relevant bills. Some high profile votes include:

•Voted NO on the Clinton tax hike in 1993
•Voted YES on the capital gains tax cut in 1997
•Voted NO on a cigarette tax hike in 1998
•Voted YES on repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax in 1999
•Voted YES on the 2001 Bush tax cuts
•Voted YES to repeal the Death Tax in 2002
•Voted YES to the 2003 Bush tax cuts
•Voted YES to extend the Bush tax cuts in 2006”

excerpt http://www.clubforgrowth.org/whitepapers/?subsec=137&id=902


150 posted on 01/22/2012 8:52:29 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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