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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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Rick Rick Rick - your whining about Newt is not working. Hey Rick, do you remember Obama? Yeah, him. Quit telling us you can run against him and show us for a change. All you've shown is that you can pout about Newt.
1 posted on 01/22/2012 5:00:09 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Santorum is a jealous, spiteful little man with a massive inferiority complex about Newt.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 5:02:17 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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
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Santorum; Big government spender:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt6XCZz2X1Y&feature=player_embedded
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087812/Rick-Santorums


3 posted on 01/22/2012 5:03:40 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Good God, I thought we would be through with this guy by now!

Go AWAY Santorum!


4 posted on 01/22/2012 5:04:46 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Glib never hurt much in politics, as I recall over my short lifetime.

Sausagemaking is not for the squeamish.


5 posted on 01/22/2012 5:04:46 PM PST by One Name
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"It’s great to be glib, but it’s better to be principled."

Yes. And Newt and I are both.

he he he

6 posted on 01/22/2012 5:05:17 PM PST by Principled
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To: TribalPrincess2U

ping to save


7 posted on 01/22/2012 5:05:31 PM PST by Wife of D28Man
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Are you going to post the long list of Gingrich’s downfalls as well.No need to bash Santorum.


8 posted on 01/22/2012 5:05:34 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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?


9 posted on 01/22/2012 5:06:10 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Rick Rick Rick - your whining about Newt is not working. Hey Rick, do you remember Obama? Yeah, him. Quit telling us you can run against him and show us for a change. All you've shown is that you can pout about Newt.

Santorum doesn't wear well with time.

10 posted on 01/22/2012 5:11:44 PM PST by CrosscutSaw (Palin/West after brokered GOP convention in 2012.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

rICK, Tell us about your wife who lived with an abortionist OUT OF WEDLOCK before she married you.


11 posted on 01/22/2012 5:12:36 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


12 posted on 01/22/2012 5:14:04 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I'm getting an unfortunate attitude toward this little gentleman. I can see why his own state handed him a devastatingly decisive repudiation. They couldn't dump him in a landfill and cover him with lye, but they did what they could.
13 posted on 01/22/2012 5:14:08 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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.

OOPS!


14 posted on 01/22/2012 5:15:28 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
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.

That cuts both ways, Rick. It also means your record will get twice the scrutiny.

15 posted on 01/22/2012 5:15:34 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Tragic. This is no way to end a campaign, and make no mistake, it is ENDING...


16 posted on 01/22/2012 5:15:53 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

No, Newt is the FR establishment pick. We must put our hope in him to beat Romney, warts be damned.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 5:17:12 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Rick Santorum turns heat on Newt Gingrich in Florida (pout alert)

Too bad Rick doesn't have this kind of enthusiasm in turning up the heat on Obama!!!!!

18 posted on 01/22/2012 5:20:13 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: C. Edmund Wright
He'll have more than his share of heat if he wears his damn sweater-vest down there. Wet underarms and a dripping brow are not very becoming. (So, folks, ya think he'll ditch "the icon" that he's come to be so proud to be know for?) Hehe.

There'll be some serious heat if you cross Newt, little buddy.

19 posted on 01/22/2012 5:20:19 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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 . . . .


20 posted on 01/22/2012 5:22:08 PM PST by surely_you_jest
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To: TexasFreeper2009

>> Go AWAY Santorum!

Better yet, take a lesson in class from the *other* Rick. Drop out and wholeheartedly support Gingrich!


21 posted on 01/22/2012 5:22:31 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Caipirabob

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.


22 posted on 01/22/2012 5:23:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: CrosscutSaw
Santorum doesn't wear well with time.

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.

TS

23 posted on 01/22/2012 5:23:59 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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.


24 posted on 01/22/2012 5:25:00 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: Raider Sam

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.


25 posted on 01/22/2012 5:25:14 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: big'ol_freeper
Little twerps like Rickie just want to be noticed. He's like those libertarians who are just thrilled to be able to defeat a conservative and enable a liberal democrat to win a race, thereby f*ing over their neighbors.

Santorum is the same kind of selfcentered sanctimonious twit--hey, look at me! I made a difference!

26 posted on 01/22/2012 5:25:26 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Scooter100

If Santorum stays in, the greater the chance of a brokered convention... and guess who could get the nomination then: SP!!!


27 posted on 01/22/2012 5:26:02 PM PST by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: Utmost Certainty

“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.


29 posted on 01/22/2012 5:27:21 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: C. Edmund Wright
“It’s great to be glib, but it’s better to be principled,”

glibly stated by the 50 something crybaby lobbyist from Virginia, err, ex-17% loser senator from Pennsylvania.

30 posted on 01/22/2012 5:28:40 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Raider Sam
We must put our hope in him to beat Romney, warts be damned.

LOL! Glad you got the memo, chief.

31 posted on 01/22/2012 5:28:49 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I sense a showdown brewing up, they are starting to get a wee bit snippy around here.


32 posted on 01/22/2012 5:29:05 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Ah yes, the whinny, poutty, little, beeatch, is going to try and be a spoiler, though he knows he stands 0 chance of getting the nod.

BTW, who wears sweater vests anymore?

Give it up, Ricky-boy!!!

33 posted on 01/22/2012 5:29:47 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Reagan69
> rICK, Tell us about your wife who lived with an abortionist OUT OF WEDLOCK before she married you.

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.

34 posted on 01/22/2012 5:31:16 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

17% ?

not happening...

Everyone watched the debate and how you didn’t handle things well there, Rick.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 5:33:13 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
You're kind of a poor loser there, Dubya. In fact, you are a crappy loser. Wise up.
36 posted on 01/22/2012 5:33:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Go away Romtorum. You can’t win you whiny moderate.


37 posted on 01/22/2012 5:33:23 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: C. Edmund Wright
So far we have three candidates who each won once of the primaries. The ranks for the primaries (only for the three gentlemen):

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.

38 posted on 01/22/2012 5:34:04 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Santorum is a jealous, spiteful little man with a massive inferiority complex about Newt.

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.

39 posted on 01/22/2012 5:34:49 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Are you going to post the long list of Gingrich’s downfalls as well.No need to bash Santorum.

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?:


40 posted on 01/22/2012 5:34:54 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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.


41 posted on 01/22/2012 5:35:22 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Reagan69
Nah, leave his wife out of this. She' s too busy having babies anyway.
42 posted on 01/22/2012 5:35:42 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: wolficatZ; hinckley buzzard
> I sense a showdown brewing up, they are starting to get a wee bit snippy around here.

Ummm, you only just now noticed?? :)

You'd be amazed what's been crawling out of the woodwork since SC...

43 posted on 01/22/2012 5:35:42 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Parley Baer
Yeah, it's bad strategy for Santorum to attack Newt, since according to the latest PPP Poll most of Santorum's supporters would pick Newt as their 2nd choice.
44 posted on 01/22/2012 5:36:43 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: The Shrew

Aren’t you your ex-wife’s ex husband?... ;-)


45 posted on 01/22/2012 5:36:52 PM PST by moonhawk (Romney tucks his tail and licks the hand that beats him. Newt rips it off at the shoulder.)
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To: All

For 30 pieces of silver, Rick will endorse Mitt (if nothing more than spite).


46 posted on 01/22/2012 5:37:00 PM PST by ak267
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To: CrosscutSaw
Santorum doesn't wear well with time.

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...

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47 posted on 01/22/2012 5:37:09 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: RitaOK
For years I've had to stomach the stories of Santorum supporters on this forum as they made the point that when Santorum supported Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey that his was a principled stand. Then, as now, we see that Rick was just taking care of the most important person in Rick's life - Rick.

TS

48 posted on 01/22/2012 5:37:31 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


49 posted on 01/22/2012 5:37:38 PM PST by marron
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To: Reagan69

Doesn’t she receive the same forgiveness extended to Newt Gingrich and Callista?


50 posted on 01/22/2012 5:37:55 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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