Skip to comments.Rick Santorum turns heat on Newt Gingrich in Florida (pout alert)
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. Its great to be glib, but its 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. Saturdays results could very quickly be overshadowed by the Jan. 31 Florida primary, in which hes hoping to reemerge as a factor. You have three candidates who can be president. That wasnt the case moving into South Carolina, he added, referencing Jon Huntsman and Rick Perrys 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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Santorum is a jealous, spiteful little man with a massive inferiority complex about Newt.
Voted AGAINST increasing the number of immigration investigators: (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00201
VOTED AGAINST HIRING AN ADDITIONAL 1,000 BORDER PATROL AGENTS, paid for by reductions in state grants. (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00179
VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=105&session=1&vote=00058
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens. (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00154
SANTORUM: Trim Social Security now- even if painful. (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j7O34Bpp42k-IlMMNiOLBkYF2zNw?docId=b1cff9ecefe24ca6ae1764a09761e361
VOTED AGAINST FOOD STAMP REFORM (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00353
VOTED AGAINST MEDICAID REFORM (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00352
Voted to increase the social services block grant from $1 BILLION to $2 BILLION (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=106&session=1&vote=00302
VOTED TO RAID SOCIAL SECURITY instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt. (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=106&session=2&vote=00056
Voted to impose a uniform federal tax mandate on states to force them to allow convicted , rapists, arsonists drug kingpins and all other ex-convicts to vote in federal elections. (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=2&vote=00031
Santorum; Big government spender:
Good God, I thought we would be through with this guy by now!
Go AWAY Santorum!
Glib never hurt much in politics, as I recall over my short lifetime.
Sausagemaking is not for the squeamish.
Yes. And Newt and I are both.
he he he
ping to save
Are you going to post the long list of Gingrich’s downfalls as well.No need to bash Santorum.
Rick needs to go before he ruins his credibility with conservatives for good.
Does he really wanna be the guy who caused Romney to be nominated?
Santorum doesn't wear well with time.
rICK, Tell us about your wife who lived with an abortionist OUT OF WEDLOCK before she married you.
But for Romney’s scorched earth against Newt Gingrich in Iowa, Santorum would be long gone. I guess he thinks he can benefit again and also pile on. Pitiful and not at all principled.
I hope Newt Gingrich smacks the snot out of both Romney and Santorum.
Yes, perhaps the princess should do as you recommend.
The sharp difference is that Newt has admitted to his mistakes while Rick Santorum continues to refuses admission that his fiscal liberalism was a mistake.
That cuts both ways, Rick. It also means your record will get twice the scrutiny.
Tragic. This is no way to end a campaign, and make no mistake, it is ENDING...
No, Newt is the FR establishment pick. We must put our hope in him to beat Romney, warts be damned.
Too bad Rick doesn't have this kind of enthusiasm in turning up the heat on Obama!!!!!
There'll be some serious heat if you cross Newt, little buddy.
Why are you still here Rick?
Pack your silly little sweater, along with your wounded ego, and go back to wherever it is you came from. The adults are trying to have a conversation . . . .
>> Go AWAY Santorum!
Better yet, take a lesson in class from the *other* Rick. Drop out and wholeheartedly support Gingrich!
What is tragic is the way Republicans are dstroying each other while Obama is collecting Millions for his campaign fund and being ignored.
Santorum could leave this campaign with his head held high and make a run next time , he is young. If he keeps this up he is not only killing our chances for the Presidency ,but his own.
I keep my mental file on Santorum in the same folder as the mental file I have on my ex-wife's ex-husband - filed under smarmy.
There is plenty of reason to bash Santorum, as the tool that he is for the ESTABLISHMENT, who are bloody well bent on slowing Newt down capsize his MOMENTUM in Florida, a show-down state. It is all over the place that RINOS are now using the kitchen sink approach to get that job done. See Annie Coulter, Big Boy Christie, etc., and many other establishment surrogates out making the rounds, both nationally, and in their respective states.
These people have every intention of propping Santorum up in Florida to help deliver the spear to Newt. This means some cash injection I’m certain, and LOTS of encouragement, with likely a promise or two to tow the line, all if he will just endure the ridicule for what is becoming crystal clear to ALL whose first rodeo this is NOT.
Rick Bachmann is proving to be be all too eager to oblige. That alone makes for superb bash material.
I get that but bashing Santorum is not helping anything.What if Gingrich with warts gets Caininized who is left? Numerous threads bashing Santorum looks like DU.Oh wait my bad I forgot about all of the past threads bashing Bachmann,Perry or anyone in competition to someone not running.It is the style here now to look like DU bashing conservatives.
Santorum is the same kind of selfcentered sanctimonious twit--hey, look at me! I made a difference!
If Santorum stays in, the greater the chance of a brokered convention... and guess who could get the nomination then: SP!!!
“Santorum is a jealous, spiteful little man with a massive inferiority complex about Newt.”
It sure appears that way. Most of his venom has been toward Newt and very little towards Obama and Mitt. Maybe he feels he is owed the Conservative vote? I confess I don’t know what it is but he is getting bad advice.
glibly stated by the 50 something crybaby lobbyist from Virginia, err, ex-17% loser senator from Pennsylvania.
LOL! Glad you got the memo, chief.
I sense a showdown brewing up, they are starting to get a wee bit snippy around here.
BTW, who wears sweater vests anymore?
Give it up, Ricky-boy!!!
Good lord. Please, let's not go that kind of route. Stick to criticizing the man's positions and platform, not his wife's former boyfriends.
Everyone watched the debate and how you didn’t handle things well there, Rick.
Go away Romtorum. You can’t win you whiny moderate.
Iowa: Santorum, Romney, Gingrich
New Hampshire: Romney, Santorum, Gingrich
South Carolina: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum
The way I see it, Florida is the make-or-brake state for them. One misstep might cost them the whole campaign.
In an interview with stephanoplapuba, he addressed Newt as Congressman Gingrich. Within a minute or two he rattled off these negatives.
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.
Why not look at Gingrich's accomplishments when he worked with Reagan and was House Speaker? They're all over FR as well as his web site.
Furthermore, do you concur with this crap?:
Oh, I was being sarcastic. I dont think there is a candidate out there who is interested in limiting the size and scope of the Federal Government, other than the guy most people wont vote for. Which is why I havent campaigned for anyone.
I think it is dumb to support Newt just because he can beat Romney (maybe). I dont see their presidencies differing that much in what the President can actually affect. But groupthink is sinking in. I see too many “copy and paste” and “Union style one-line trolls” coming in and discouraging people from supporting who they like. It adds nothing to the debate.
Ummm, you only just now noticed?? :)
You'd be amazed what's been crawling out of the woodwork since SC...
Aren’t you your ex-wife’s ex husband?... ;-)
For 30 pieces of silver, Rick will endorse Mitt (if nothing more than spite).
I was pretty good with him about 3-4 weeks ago.
I thought a VP slot might be good as late as about a week ago.
Not anymore, he has a bit of maturing to go...
I like Santorum when he focuses on principle, and when he goes after Obama. He comes across as a serious contender.
When he goes after the other candidates, it doesn’t work for him, he just comes across as petty.
He should stick to what works for him.
He is the #2 choice for most people who support Gingrich. It doesn’t do any good for the #2 choice to be attacking their #1 choice. Go after Obama. Raise up conservative principles. Do what works. If you lose, you lose honorably.
Leave the mud-throwing to the romniacs.
Doesn’t she receive the same forgiveness extended to Newt Gingrich and Callista?