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Romney surrogates attack Santorum's record
cnn ^ | February 14, 2012 | Ashley Killough

Posted on 02/15/2012 4:11:18 PM PST by Red Steel

(CNN) - A trio of Missouri surrogates for Mitt Romney took aim at Rick Santorum on Tuesday, saying the former Pennsylvania senator has misled voters on his fiscal conservative record.

"He certainly has been outspoken on social issues, and we honor his record in that regard. But when you get outside those issues…his record shows he's been in the liberal wing of the Republican Party," former Sen. Jim Talent said on a call with reporters.

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Also on the call was Rep. Billy Long of Missouri and State Auditor Tom Schweich, both of whom praised Romney's credentials in the private sector and bashed Santorum as a Washington insider who falsely paints himself as a conservative.

"I have to admit I'm a little perplexed that…some Missouri friends of mine seem to put Santorum on a pedestal, saying he's 'oh-how conservative.' He views himself, I think, as the second coming of (South Carolina Sen.) Jim DeMint, but he's far, far from that," Long said.

They pointed to Santorum's spending record as a two-term senator, in which the candidate has come under heavy criticism from his opponents over his history of securing earmarks.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; backstabbers4romney; nastyromney; romneydirt; romneydirtytricks; romneyfilthyattack; romneyslegionsofhate; santorum; viciousromney
RomBots are after Rick.
1 posted on 02/15/2012 4:11:21 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Every politician has some regrets in their public service records.
But at least Newt and Rick HAVE some conservative entries in THEIR public service records.
2 posted on 02/15/2012 4:15:34 PM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: Red Steel
The circular firing squad continues. None of these Republicans will address the real issues about how the country is being destroyed by Obama. It is just attack other Republicans to the MSM and spend millions on attack ads.
3 posted on 02/15/2012 4:16:25 PM PST by detective
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To: detective

I agree. They are wasting money we are going to need in the general. The candidates left standing need to run a positive campaign at this point and win or lose on the merits. All this infighting is going to get us four more years of obama.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 4:21:20 PM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Red Steel
...when you get outside those issues his record shows he's been in the liberal wing of the Republican Party," former Sen. Jim Talent said on a call with reporters.

Also on the call was Rep. Billy Long of Missouri and State Auditor Tom Schweich, both of whom praised Romney's credentials in the private sector and bashed Santorum as a Washington insider who falsely paints himself as a conservative.

I can't tell folks how glad I am that Romney supporters think Leftist policy should be a dis-qualifier for a candidate seeking the Republican nomination to be president.

It impresses me to hear they'll soon be urging their candidate (Romney) to resign now, being men of good conscience and all.

Isn't it a hoot, when the supporters of Leftists take other candidate to task for being a Leftist.

5 posted on 02/15/2012 4:21:49 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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6 posted on 02/15/2012 4:22:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: detective
None of these Republicans will address the real issues about how the country is being destroyed by Obama.

I disagree. Newt for the most part and Rick to a far greater degree have been solid in attacking Obummer. The only one who has based his entire campaign on destroying the others in the field instead of slamming Obummer is Mittens. From right out of the gate, this Romneycare pushing MA loser has been spending millions on purely destroying the Conservative wing of the party for obvious reasons. He despises us because he is not one of us.

7 posted on 02/15/2012 4:23:51 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Red Steel

lol

earmarks? that’s the best they got?

Santorum’s got this


8 posted on 02/15/2012 4:25:03 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: detective

Newt and Rick have been addressing Obama’s failures repeatedly and Newt has outlined many specific and substantive proposals to reverse Obama’s stain on the country. You don’t hear much about Obama from Romney, however. Seems like the people that really bother him are the conservatives.


9 posted on 02/15/2012 4:25:59 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: detective

Circular?

It is all Romney viciousness - 24/7.

The bastard ineligible liar has been attacking
GOP candidates EVEN THROUGH THE 2008 election for Obama.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 4:28:16 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Steel

“He certainly has been outspoken on social issues, and we honor his record in that regard. “

That’s good. Hear that Newt fans? Don’t attack Rick from the left.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 4:28:16 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Lazlo in PA
“his record shows he's been in the liberal wing of the Republican Party,” former Sen. Jim Talent said on a call with reporters...also on the call was Rep. Billy Long of Missouri and State Auditor Tom Schweich, both of whom praised Romney's credentials in the private sector and bashed Santorum as a Washington insider who falsely paints himself as a conservative.”

By “these Republicans” I was referring to Romney, Talent, Long and Schweich. Santorum and Newt haven't been perfect, but at least they attack Obama and address real issues at times. Romney and his surrogates seem to just attack Republicans.

12 posted on 02/15/2012 4:30:36 PM PST by detective
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To: Red Steel

Talent can suck it. He has gone all in on Romney. CATO Institute should hire him for being a hack.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 4:31:13 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Diogenesis; JediJones

See post 12. I should have been more clear.


14 posted on 02/15/2012 4:32:59 PM PST by detective
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To: Red Steel

Ahhh..so the Repubs are after Santorum like they were after Newt in Florida. Who would have thought it???

Wonder when they will trot out Bob Dole. (It may still be a little early.)


15 posted on 02/15/2012 4:33:21 PM PST by berdie
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To: detective
I see...never mind.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 4:36:31 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: jersey117

“I agree. They are wasting money we are going to need in the general. The candidates left standing need to run a positive campaign at this point and win or lose on the merits. All this infighting is going to get us four more years of obama.”

On the other hand, Santorum does need to learn how to tough it out because he flew under the radar after all this time.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 4:40:23 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

However, attacks on Santorum for being too liberal aren’t going to help immunize him to attacks in the general election. It’s obviously inconceivable that Obama will be attacking any of the Republicans for being too liberal or being big spenders...


18 posted on 02/15/2012 4:58:14 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Red Steel

Ann Coulter was really after Rick yesterday. We already knew he has never been a fiscal conservative and I still don’t like his vote against Right to Work, he explained that because he’s from a pro union state but I really don’t know where that leaves him, what about Boeing in South Carolina? I do have him well ahead of Romney and Paul, they aren’t on my list anymore, but far behind Newt.


19 posted on 02/15/2012 5:24:08 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Red Steel

These charges are exactly what freepers have been posting all week here. There’s more today. It’s not just the Romney surrogates doing Romney’s bidding.


20 posted on 02/15/2012 5:55:07 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“These charges are exactly what freepers have been posting all week here. There’s more today. It’s not just the Romney surrogates doing Romney’s bidding.”

...or is it?


21 posted on 02/15/2012 7:39:37 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: BobL

I think there are a lot of freepers who actually WANT Newt Gingrich to be president more than anything. I don’t understand it, but I believe it. I certainly don’t think they would rather have Romney than Santorum, even if it appears that their actions seem to be focused on making that happen.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 8:58:14 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“I think there are a lot of freepers who actually WANT Newt Gingrich to be president more than anything. I don’t understand it, but I believe it. I certainly don’t think they would rather have Romney than Santorum, even if it appears that their actions seem to be focused on making that happen.”

Agree...I’ve picked up on that also. They seem to be prevalent amongst the Perry girls, for example.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 9:19:25 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: duffee

I would have voted against this also, b/c issues such as right to work should be state issues.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 9:31:06 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: duffee

I clicked too soon. Does anyone seriously think that Santorum would act like the Punk and stop Boeing from entering SC? The idea is ludicrous.


25 posted on 02/15/2012 9:33:06 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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