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Santorum courts Idaho conservatives in Boise
The Idaho Statesman ^ | February 16, 2012 | Dan Popkey

Posted on 02/16/2012 8:10:26 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Rick Santorum had a Boise crowd in his hands Tuesday, affirming his faith, ripping his GOP opponents and President Obama, and setting high stakes.

“We have a duty to leave this country better than we found it,” Santorum said. “I believe that if we are unsuccessful in this election that we will have failed in that duty and it will have horrendous consequences. ... It will be the end of the great experiment in the order of liberty and freedom.”

Santorum filled the 1,300-seat Capital High School auditorium, and more than 1,000 more listened in the gym. The crowd was a big part of the event — booing U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., calling Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “traitor!” and reminding Santorum that American revolutionaries had more than muskets.

“And God!” said a voice from the crowd, prompting one of a dozen standing ovations during Santorum’s 75 minutes on stage.

“Well,” replied Santorum, “They believed. They believed and they went out and did extraordinary things.”

Santorum said Obama is following the “FDR playbook,” determined to succor public dependency on government.

“We are reaching a tipping point, folks, when those who pay are the minority and those who receive are the majority. Freedom in an election process is not something people will care about. They’ll care about whether they get their piece.”

Wearing his signature sweater vest, jeans and worn cowboy boots, Santorum waved a copy of the Constitution, which he called “the operator’s manual of America.”

But he said many Americans neglect another founding document — the Declaration of Independence.

Santorum began reciting, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their — ” but paused for the crowd to shout “Creator!” — before continuing, “with certain unalienable rights.”

“That is who we are, that’s where our rights come from,” he said, eliciting “Bless the Lord!” from the audience.

Santorum said the Obama administration believes it has the right to force the Catholic Church to hire women priests. “They’re going to fight because they believe their secular values should be imposed on people of faith.”

He added, “Don’t you see how they see you? How they look down their nose at the average Americans. These elite snobs!”

Santorum said he’s happy to be called the “social conservative in the race” but that he talks about all the issues.

Without naming them, Santorum dug at Mitt Romney for his Massachusetts top-down government health plan and Newt Gingrich for his former belief in human-caused global climate change.

He noted his longtime call of alarm about the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, saying the Cold War arms race that checked the Soviet Union won’t work with the mullahs.

“Mutually assured destruction worked. Why? Because they didn’t want to die. Because when atheists die, that’s it. Or, maybe better stated, they think that’s it.”

But in Iran, “They believe these end of times (are) a good thing for them, that’s the time they will conquer the world and rule it for Allah. ... Bringing about Armageddon for them is not a deterrent. It is an inducement.”

During a 28-minute question-and-answer session with the audience, Santorum said he would separate the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals from Idaho and other Western states, leaving it to cover only California. He also said he would sell millions of acres of federal lands.

His first questioner didn’t have a question at all. She told Santorum, “I love you with all my heart. I’ve been praying for you since the first time I laid eyes on you.” Another invited him back after he becomes president.

“If this is the reception I’m gonna get,” he said. “I’ll definitely come back.”


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: idaho; santorum; whiner

1 posted on 02/16/2012 8:10:33 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"During a 28-minute question-and-answer session with the audience, Santorum said he would separate the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals from Idaho and other Western states, leaving it to cover only California. He also said he would sell millions of acres of federal lands. "

Can a President do that?

2 posted on 02/16/2012 8:19:31 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Related thread including my after action report

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2846656/posts


4 posted on 02/16/2012 8:26:01 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Marguerite

This is a serious issue, stop tainting it with talking about Santorum’s endowment.


5 posted on 02/16/2012 8:30:08 PM PST by BloodAngel
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To: Mariner

If Santorum supports states rights as he asserts, I should think he would want those federal lands returned to the states and that the states would decide how to deal with THEIR land.


6 posted on 02/16/2012 8:30:25 PM PST by Irenic
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To: All
A president cannot do that, but the big PRick can spew nonsense wherever he goes.

Santorum: "One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea … It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. They’re supposed to be within marriage, for purposes that are, yes, conjugal … but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act. And if you can take one part out that’s not for purposes of procreation, that’s not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women, so why can’t you take other parts of that out? And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. And that’s certainly a part of it—and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong—but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special." If his God didn't mean pleasure, he wouldn't had invented the orgasm. Stoopid Rick as stoopid talks.

7 posted on 02/16/2012 8:30:41 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Mariner
Santorum Compares 9th Circuit To Soviet Union, Says Court Is ‘Intolerant’ For Striking Down Proposition 8 - February 8, 2012 - “Where is the tolerance of someone having a belief structure that is based in nature, that is based in reason, that is based in faith,” Santorum asked. “The intolerance of the left, the intolerance of the secular ideology, it is a religion on to itself, it is just not a biblical based religion. And it is the most intolerant — just like we say from the days of the atheists in the Soviet Union.”
8 posted on 02/16/2012 8:32:15 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Marguerite

Gays and adulterers also have orgasms. Does that mean G-d’s OK with that?


9 posted on 02/16/2012 8:36:12 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: BloodAngel

Serious issue, indeed. Then why half of the things he’s saying are sheer idiocies?

As you are one of his greatest fans here, just explain that to me: what qualities does he have to become president?

Or do you want a second Obama, unvetted, dilettante and ignorant in management of even an ice cream stand?

We don’t need another stinking lawyer, who only knows blathering his mouth.

WHERE is Santorum plan to redress the situation in America? Hello?


10 posted on 02/16/2012 8:37:35 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Oh, the Federal courts are out of control, there's no doubt.

But last I checked it took an act of Congress to change them...or even to put a judge on one of them.

11 posted on 02/16/2012 8:39:26 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Marguerite

Do you support Newt? If so, he has talked about abolishing the 9th Circuit which can only be done constitutionally by Congress. Of course, I’m sure both Rick and Newt realize they cannot unilaterally abolish courts but they would both support Congressional action doing just that.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 8:40:03 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: ari-freedom

I have no idea what G-d thinks.
Why don’t you ask him?

If G-d wanted them NOT to exist, they wouldn’t.


13 posted on 02/16/2012 8:40:50 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

“I have no idea what G-d thinks.”

Then read the Bible instead of touting left wing nonsense.


14 posted on 02/16/2012 8:42:50 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Mariner

Oh, the Federal courts are out of control, there’s no doubt.

But last I checked it took an act of Congress to change them...or even to put a judge on one of them
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Yes, Gingrich goes into good detail on all of this, the solution portion starts at 19/54 PDF
http://www.newt.org/sites/newt.org/files/Courts.pdf

He also says this:

For example, if every major candidate running for President in 2012 were to pledge to join the effort to challenge judicial supremacy, then it would send an unmistakable signal to the judicial branch that it had better consider its rulings carefully lest it subject itself to severe erosion in its public support.

So I think it is probably good that Santorum is also making a ruckus about the courts.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 9:08:37 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Mariner
Rick Santorum: On public lands and endangered species - “I’d like to have a lot less federal land. I think that might be a great opportunity for us to reduce the budget deficit is to get rid of and turn over to the private sector a lot of federal lands that don’t need to be in our inventory,” Santorum said at his recent event in Colorado — while stressing that he wouldn’t want to sell off Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon.

He went on to bash the Endangered Species Act, cringing as he talked about how it hurts business and has hindered logging in an area in Pennsylvania: “We have the Endangered Species Act, which has prevented us from timbering all sorts of acreage there. It’s bankrupted the school district and the like because of the government’s inability to allow for us to care for our resources. A forest in my opinion is like a garden and you’ve got to care for it. If you don’t care for it, you leave it to nature and nature will do what it does: boom and bust.”

16 posted on 02/16/2012 9:11:52 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Marguerite

Newt Gingrich is not some lackey who woke up and decided he wanted to be President. He’s been doing serious work his entire life. This experience Newt has could turn our country around for the better if he became President. Newt is the most experienced “surgeon” who has the know-how to fix our sick country. It’s up to his supporters now to try to educate America why we feel this way. I believe if voters are given the correct info about Newt they will not walk, but literally run to him given the other 3 choices in this campaign!

You are great with words, Marguerite, and thoughtful approaches, and right now, for the grassroots involved in Newt’s campaign, and the field staff, the campaign has taken quite a few hits the last couple of weeks. Newt is standing his ground, but little by little, people are getting discouraged and starting to fall short in their involvement and commitments. It is just a momentary stall, and we can pull out of it...

There were 150,000 calls from the phone banks made into SC which propelled Newt to victory... with a 22% rise in participation. We need to duplicate that, and if you could try to motivate and encourage people in your own unique way, in your universe, and if everyone could do that, we could take Newt’s campaign up a notch.

What we can do is make phone calls and give money, and get involved in the states on the schedule for February. There was an rsvp teleconference tonight with Newt, and though he sounded tired, he said he is going to try and do something on his own, nationally, with the debate time that has been cancelled.. Only all that takes money... money money.

Here is the link for CNN for anyone who would like to send them an email, urging them to hold the debate anyway... if you would, please try and post it wherever you feel appropriate... the second link is for making national calls... and the third, Money...

CNN email contact link: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/show/?s=cnnpolitics

Newt national phone banks: www.newtsnetwork.com

www.newt.org/donate


17 posted on 02/16/2012 9:26:19 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: true believer forever

That’s a great post, TBF.
Don’t be discouraged.
There’s a long way to Tampa Convention, and the so-called “front runner” has still NINE times less pledged delegates than Newt.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 9:32:34 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I still don’t like that. Approximately eighty six percent of Nevada is owned by the federal gov’t. Should the federal gov’t be able to sell off 86% of a state? I don’t think so.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 9:32:47 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Santorum: “I love to eat potatoes, and I know how to spell ‘potatoe’!”


20 posted on 02/16/2012 9:35:30 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Marguerite

Oh, I’M not discouraged, I just keep looking for the right words to inspire people and buck them up, and I keep feeling I am falling short... and you don’t seem to have that problem... you more often than not hit the bullseye...

You are so right, it’s the long view that matters... there are sometimes not enough hours in the day...

Thanks for the encouraging words!!


21 posted on 02/16/2012 9:36:51 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is he a retard or what?
Soviet Union ceased to exist in 1989.


22 posted on 02/16/2012 9:37:07 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Revolting cat!

“The idea is that the state doesn’t have rights to limit individuals’ wants and passions, I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire.” pro-big government Rick Santorum


23 posted on 02/16/2012 9:44:20 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: ari-freedom

Does that mean G-d’s OK with that?

Probably. If He wasn’t, He would have deprived them of pleasure.


24 posted on 02/16/2012 9:46:26 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Why are you calling the conservative frontrunner names? Did he take your lunch money on the playground?


25 posted on 02/17/2012 12:03:31 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Mariner; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Changing the courts requires on act of Congress. A President can hardly do anything he promises unless Congress passes it. (I assume selling off land as well)

I think though that a creative solution like rejiggering the courts around is necessary to blunt the power of the perfidious 9th circuit.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 12:23:49 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Overflow crowds of 1,000 people. The Santotum haters are going to need some asprin.


27 posted on 02/17/2012 6:13:49 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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