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50 Things you may not know about Rick Santorum (Discovered! The Campaign Flyer Rick Santorum Removed
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Posted on 01/25/2012 5:35:39 PM PST by TitansAFC

"50 Things you may not know about Rick Santorum......."

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Discovered! The Campaign Flyer Rick Santorum Removed From His Website (Uh-oh)

No wonder they pulled this flyer. It is DEVASTATING!

1 posted on 01/25/2012 5:35:44 PM PST by TitansAFC
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To: TitansAFC

Is there any big government program he left out?


2 posted on 01/25/2012 5:39:12 PM PST by livius
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To: TitansAFC

Hah, excellent find. I’d love to have used this when arguing against Santorumites.


3 posted on 01/25/2012 5:40:48 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: TitansAFC

My computer runs screaming from the room at the word—ADOBE.

Do tell what the heck this flyer story is about.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 5:40:57 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: TitansAFC

Not good, but not really devastating. A couple of the items are pretty lefty, but I am guessing that this “brochure” was aimed at your average “not paying attention” in the middle independent to counter the hysteria from the left.

I don’t think Rick is really in this anymore. Not enough boots on the ground in big states.


5 posted on 01/25/2012 5:41:42 PM PST by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: TitansAFC

Rick Santorum’s approach to smaller government.


6 posted on 01/25/2012 5:42:12 PM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
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To: TitansAFC

RE #7 Was his father a US citizen when Rick was born? Just asking


7 posted on 01/25/2012 5:43:23 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: livius

Like a Environmental solutions agency?

Oh wait, never mind.


8 posted on 01/25/2012 5:46:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RitaOK
Use this PDF reader... it replaces Adobe and uses almost no resources on your PC.. I've been using it for years ;)


Foxit Reader
9 posted on 01/25/2012 5:48:20 PM PST by Bikkuri
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To: Crusher138
I don’t think Rick is really in this anymore.

That can't be. I just saw Dickie Morris on Fox News saying that Santorum won the last debate and with Newt and Romney sniping at each other, Santorum will be the beneficiary. He's looking for a Santorum bump in Florida. After Morris's dead-on prediction for South Carolina (Romney wins, Santorum second, and Newt third), I'm sure he's right this time too. < /s>

10 posted on 01/25/2012 5:49:35 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: TitansAFC

Thanks for posting. Interesting.


11 posted on 01/25/2012 5:50:48 PM PST by PGalt
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To: RitaOK

Too much to type out.

Essentially, it is the flyer he used to advertise himself as a populist Moderate in PA in 2006, which he removed from his website to run for President.

In it, he openly brags about the new entitlement programs he fought for, the expansion of existing entitlement programs, fighting against food stamp cuts, forcing employers to provide insurance to EX employees, pushing through a law guaranteeing Social Security benefits could never go down and must increase annually, securing federal money for a green energy plant in PA.

It brags about how he partnered with John McCain to enact tougher lobbying laws, boasts of working with Chris Dodd and of introducing the “Gasoline Affordability and Security Act” of 2005,which regulates “price gouging” and “unfair pricing by the big oil companies (his words)”


12 posted on 01/25/2012 5:52:55 PM PST by TitansAFC (Next time, GOP Establishment, back someone who isn't totally despised by the grassroots!)
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To: TitansAFC

Wow, #1 was enough for me.

Yeah, let’s “guarantee” that no entitlements anywhere or any time under any circumstances. No problem.

It’s the big big government people vs. the little big government people.


13 posted on 01/25/2012 5:53:23 PM PST by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: TitansAFC

Oh, man. Say goodnight Rick.


14 posted on 01/25/2012 5:54:33 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: TitansAFC

what thuh heck?

why would santorum have ever put something like that, which sounds like it was created by his political enemies, on his own website??

santorum, like newt, are in process of evolution. personally i think newt has a much sharper spearhead as well as being a real idea guy, while i like a few of santorum’s current policies better. looking at the old santorum is a little like looking at the old newt. what’s more enlightening is not just the past but the trend.


15 posted on 01/25/2012 5:54:36 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TitansAFC

Thank you so much Titan! I appreciate it very much. OMG. We knew all those things with Santorum but nothing like this was available at fingertip. THIS is why he is sounding like a suspension speech is in the offing.


16 posted on 01/25/2012 5:56:27 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: cripplecreek

Go read the flyer. These are things about which Santorum himself was boasting until he suddenly realized this was not a Good Thing.

Sorry, but Santorum (whose only virtue in my opinion was that he was pro-life) was a basic big-government “humane” conservative. Well, except for his attitude to Social Security and Medicare, which people have actually paid for and which he is blaming them for accepting and wants to take away from them. But he’s ok, I’m sure he’s vested in the Senate pension/medical plan.


17 posted on 01/25/2012 5:57:35 PM PST by livius
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To: Bikkuri

Foxit is great. Adobe reader is the pits.


18 posted on 01/25/2012 5:59:02 PM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Crusher138
What it means is Santorum was more of a run of the mill senator than a tea party conservative. Not necessarily good but not devastating.
19 posted on 01/25/2012 5:59:08 PM PST by skeeter
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To: TitansAFC
You'd probably find something about the Internet Protection Act supposedly designed to protect chilluns' from internet predators.

They all claim they sponsored it.

OnlyTony Wiener claimed he wrote it!

Tony probably did the research too.

Now, about R. Emmet Tyrrell, his great grandfather and my great grandfather were partners in a business down in Brown County, Indiana some years back. It was rather like Bain ~ buy a business, feed capital to the local manufacturers, sponsor a marketing firm ~ take the product to the state fair every year and then walk off with all the money.

That probably seems like a great way to make a living to R. Emmett but he'd be wrong. Adolph Hitler came along and he murdered all the downstream small merchants in Europe who ordered up all the special stuff not otherwise sold at the fair. Actually, Adolph destroyed a business nearly 1,000 years old!

Bain is accused of crossing the line several times with a trick where the current company owners were asked to borrow up the ying yang ~ then Bain would buy all the assets ~ and sell them ~ leaving the original owners with an unsecured debt.

No, R. Emmett, your Great grandfather and my Great Grandfather got caught short by Adolph ~ they didn't copy him!

20 posted on 01/25/2012 6:00:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“looking at the old santorum is a little like looking at the old newt. “

I don’t see a similarity in this hemisphere myself.


21 posted on 01/25/2012 6:01:08 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: TitansAFC

That really sucked.


22 posted on 01/25/2012 6:01:31 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: TitansAFC

Santorum has always been a FRAUD. He is a SOCIALIST. He believes that all his supporters are dumb people who can be fooled all the time (this is TRUE).


23 posted on 01/25/2012 6:02:24 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: skeeter

That’s wierd. There’s no news story. Nothing but a link to a flyer which you download and that shows the information. There is noting to verify where this came from other than that link. I can’t find a single news story breaking this flier. Why?


24 posted on 01/25/2012 6:04:07 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: gitmo

Yup.. and it only took about 2 seconds to load up this PDF, whereas it probably would have taken Adobe about 15-30 :p

;)


25 posted on 01/25/2012 6:04:29 PM PST by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

Right out of the gate ...

I installed Foxit Reader for the first time on my XP box.

The santorum pdf had opened fine in the Adobe product.

The Foxit is just loading and opening into a white screen. Waste of my time.

Gotta remove, etc. And my Adobe links will be crippled.

Next time I gotta ignore fr and remember: if it ain’t broken in the first place, don’t try to fix period.


26 posted on 01/25/2012 6:06:07 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: livius

Sounds to me like you’re describing Gingrich. Nuthin but government solutions.


27 posted on 01/25/2012 6:06:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

” Like a Environmental solutions agency? “

Legislatively and historically the Newtron bomb obliterates any side by side match up with Santorum in delivering us more Republicans and for Republicans while in office. Santorum became a tool of the Establishment. Newtron enraged the Establishment. That is quite a delivery in itself.

What Newt elected to do to fund his several mini- institutions on his off time out of office and as a citizen pol is quite a different arguement but he has never let us down in office.


28 posted on 01/25/2012 6:08:45 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: TitansAFC

Let me guess. You are against having a clean Cheasapeake Bay, and think seniors should have their social security cut.

Or maybe you don’t like people who fathers were immigrants. Or maybe just Italians.

Or you oppose adult stem cell research, or don’t like regulating lobbyists.

Wait, there’s one bad thing — the Medicare prescription drug plan. Stupid Santorum, he went along with Newt Gingrich’s recommendation and supported that.

Are you single? Maybe you are upset that Rick worked to kill the marriage tax penalty. Childless? You probably don’t like the child care tax credit.

Or you are for puppy mills.

Maybe I’m reading you wrong. Maybe you are a strict traditionalist, and are mad that Rick Santorum’s wife had real jobs.

And he fought to enforce our immigration laws. We’re against illegal immigrant crackdowns now, right, because that would be inhumane.

OK, I’m teasing you a bit. There are certainly a few things on there that aren’t good. That’s what happens when you run for election in a democratic state, you have to emphasize some things that conservatives aren’t happy with.

But go ahead and attack Santorum all you want now — nobody can stop you, and nobody can counter with anything bad about Newt, and the race is over anyway so you are just rubbing it in and dividing conservatives.

Santorum is a much better conservative than Newt is. But Newt is the chosen one, and we are stuck with him. So enjoy your “victory” with the candidate nobody here at FR would give the time of day to 8 months ago, and who was being blasted by the site as late as 2 months ago.

We all know the truth. Gingrich is our only hope. He’s not our best conservative, he’s just what was left after we burned down the village.


29 posted on 01/25/2012 6:11:17 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: George from New England

Lol.. true that ;)

But I had no probs with it loading on my system.

I do use Photoshop, of course, but the reader was a pain.


30 posted on 01/25/2012 6:12:32 PM PST by Bikkuri
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To: RitaOK

Nice rant about nothing but an Environmental solutions agency would be taxpayer funded just like the EPA.

You going to tell me that it would be the first federal agency in the history of the world that actually helps business?

LOL


31 posted on 01/25/2012 6:12:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Can you tell me why there’s no news story on this? All this is a link with an adobe acrobat flyer downloaded. I don’t find a single story on this - especially if this is “devastating” news. It’s wierd.


32 posted on 01/25/2012 6:12:51 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: cripplecreek

While you’re enjoying your laugh, have some more of that Pennsylvania Kool Aide Rick is serving up. I betcha Romney will pay for both of you to have a slurpy together. Just watch out for the cherry ring that just formed above your lip.


33 posted on 01/25/2012 6:17:53 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: skeeter

I disagree. Some of it is devastating considering how he’s positioning himself.

BIG Stem cell supporter (ahem Mr. Pro Life)
Force companies to pay benefits after laying off workers.
Worked with McCain on all kinds of stuff. (brag)
Leading AIDS fighter with Bono
Led record levels of funding for public schools.
Led on Pet Welfare legislation
Led fair gas price act against gouging by oil companies
increase minimum wage legislation (union thuggery)
Increased funding for Head Start (epic fail)
Federal funding for PA firefighters (union thuggery)
Worked with Chris Dodd on legislation brag
Prevented cuts to food stamp program
Fought for more money for PA roads
Fought for money for PA bases
Legislation for college funds for kids
Brought fed funds for PA milk farmers

Wow, this would make Olympia Snowe proud. Lindsay Graham has never been this liberal in his wildest wettest dreams. Santorum is worse than I ever thought .


34 posted on 01/25/2012 6:20:03 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: RitaOK

I think the Santorum supporters can at least take comfort in knowing that if Santorunm happened to be polling better than Newt right now, Santorum would be the official candidate of FR, and the Gingrich folks would be getting zotted.

Your guy isn’t accepted because he’s conservative, he’s just the only guy left to stop Romney.


35 posted on 01/25/2012 6:21:19 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: RitaOK

Gingrich’s list of energy policies includes providing incentives for flex fuel vehicles that can use corn-based ethanol rather than gasoline — a key issue for Iowa’s farm economy.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48143.html#ixzz1kXQbTwVD


36 posted on 01/25/2012 6:24:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL, RIGHT

That is why the liberals, and media LOVE Newt Gingrich, LOL

Please tell me what you are drinking so I can be sure to NOT DRINK IT!


37 posted on 01/25/2012 6:26:03 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: RitaOK

Not in the sense of similarity of conduct, but I mean the principle. You can only tell so much about Newt, and the same goes for Santorum, by looking at stuff that’s years and years old. You have to look also at trends and at significant events (such as Newt’s voluntary re-churching).


38 posted on 01/25/2012 6:28:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: CharlesWayneCT

There is no evidence that Santorum is the “better” conservative. He is a tepid conservative with questionable debate tactics. This flier is proof that the Santorum supporters aren’t thinking straight. If Newt’s history is a problem, then so should Santorum’s. Newt wins in the exchange because his history is stronger, and unlike Santorum, he actually has a platform which offers new and bold things (though not as bold as Cain’s). Santorum’s platform is tepid, just like he is.

Move along man. I’m saying this for your own good.


39 posted on 01/25/2012 6:29:02 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: C. Edmund Wright

What kind of stem cells — adult? Limited existing fetal? Unlimited fetal?


40 posted on 01/25/2012 6:30:03 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I think the Santorum supporters can at least take comfort in knowing that if Santorunm happened to be polling better than Newt right now, Santorum would be the official candidate of FR, and the Gingrich folks would be getting zotted.

Yes, sir.

41 posted on 01/25/2012 6:31:46 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: CharlesWayneCT; TitansAFC

IMO, the most damning thing of all is that one and a half billion for emergency funds for veterans’ healthcare.

I mean how could he!!! {/s}


42 posted on 01/25/2012 6:33:55 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

S 1317, so I guess we could look it up, but it’s in a brochure that is about 70% liberal and it says “breakthrough stem cell research....diabetes, Alzheimers, other diseases..”


43 posted on 01/25/2012 6:34:31 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: cripplecreek
Environmental solutions agency

If Newt replaces the EPA with the ESA, it's fine by me.

I want manufacturing coming back, but I refuse to destroy my environment the way China has. There's a huge gulf between the mess of inhibiting regulators we have now, and doing absolutely nothing.

I have my qualms about Newt, but frankly, this (IF it's replacement) is one of his better ideas.

44 posted on 01/25/2012 6:34:50 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Your guy isn’t accepted because he’s conservative, he’s just the only guy left to stop Romney.

Personally I'm not so sure he can stop Romney. Seems to be an awful lot of hope placed in a man who has won exactly 1 primary and it was in a state where he should have never trailed in to begin with. New england and the west coast will most likely go to Romney as well as a few midwestern and southwestern states.

In fact, if Newt was the great white hope, why didn't he rocket to the top early on in Iowa and stay there. for that matter, Santorum is the only one who won on neutral ground and Romney spent years and millions of dollars there.
45 posted on 01/25/2012 6:34:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The actual breakthroughs consistently happen with adult cells, but I can see how liberals would deliberately mush the issues together until almost nobody is distinguishing them.

For the fetal cell champions I would challenge them, show us a cancer cure in rats or something like that. We hear about that all the time with respect to other medical treatment avenues, such as various drugs. Show that even in animals it would work better than adult cells will before shoving the ethical question in our faces. They put the cart before the horse.


46 posted on 01/25/2012 6:42:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: cripplecreek

Great white hope, great green hope, who cares?

He has the pointy spearhead. He has the ideas (even if not all good). He’s facing off against a widely detested disaster of a liberal who has maxed out his race card. The only thing that could trip Newt up is Newt himself. Perfect? Hell no. A good man at the right time? Heavens yes.


47 posted on 01/25/2012 6:46:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

There are adult stem cells, you know. Show me in this file where it says fetal stem cells. That’s right, it doesn’t. Find me a bill regarding fetal stem cells that Santorum voted for. That’s right, there weren’t any.


48 posted on 01/25/2012 6:47:26 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

That would never happen. Santorum is very dull and, therefore, would never be able to maintain any high level in the polls. There isn’t an alternate dimension somewhere where Santorum got the lucky poll surge and kept it up forever.

This is Newt’s nomination to win. Santorum’s presence can only hurt Newt and help Romney.


49 posted on 01/25/2012 6:55:08 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Calm down Mrs. Santorum, I never said it was fetal stem cells. I said it was SB 1317 and could be looked up. I also said it was in a list of absolutely very liberal “things about Rick Santorum” you don’t know. It was an election document from his 06 campaign aimed at liberals and moderates and “the things you don’t know” about Santorum was that he’s really kind of liberal after all.

That is CLEARLY the gist of the document. Not all the items in the list of 50 are liberal, but many are. More than half.


50 posted on 01/25/2012 6:58:54 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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