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Rick Santorum says Barack Obama is 'a rock star' ruling America like King George III
Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2012

Posted on 02/22/2012 2:35:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Leading in the national polls and within striking distance of scoring big victories in Michigan and Arizona next Tuesday, Rick Santorum is portraying himself as the little 'guy from a steel town' who will stop Barack Obama from accumulating regal powers.

'Back in 2008, the American public at a time of crisis went for a rock star that they believed could solve their problems, someone that they believed in to make a difference in their lives,' he said at the Maricopa County Lincoln Day lunch in Phoenix, Arizona.

'This election, Americans are going to go back to what we've done in the past. We're looking for leaders, not who we believe in, we're looking for a leader who believes in you.'

Seeking to contrast himself with both Mitt Romney, his main Republican rival, and President Barack Obama, Santorum said: 'I'm not a manager. I'm not a visionary.

'I'm a guy from a steel town who grew up understanding what made this country great and for the years that I've been involved in public life, put my heart and my effort on the line to make this country the kind of country that we all want to hand on to our children and grandchildren.'......

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KEYWORDS: azprimary; biggovernment; biggovernmentrick; gopprimary; leadership; lobbyist; rooster; roosterrick; santorum; santorum2012; usefulidiots
........"'I'm not a manager. I'm not a visionary."......

That's correct. Rick Santorum is a legislator (4 yrs - U.S. House of Representatives; 12 years - U.S. Senate) .....and a lawyer.

1 posted on 02/22/2012 2:35:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

... And a lobbyist. He was a registered lobbyist for the World Wrestling Federation back in the days before he was in congress.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 2:55:39 AM PST by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The country needs a visionary; perfect reason to vote for

Newt Gingrich. I cannot believe Ricky is missing a vetting

on his record and ties to lobbyists as he claims to be

so saintly. Very troubling, like Obama, no vetting.

3 posted on 02/22/2012 2:59:22 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Rick Santorum is a legislator (4 yrs - U.S. House of Representatives; 12 years - U.S. Senate) .....and a lawyer.

The husband of one wife, a committed Christian and the right man for the job.

4 posted on 02/22/2012 2:59:54 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What Santorum said really isn’t fair — to rock stars. Many of them are quite talented and manage their businesses with skill.


5 posted on 02/22/2012 3:03:24 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: tbpiper
>>The husband of one wife, a committed Christian

Here we go again; blah blah blah judging others.
Reagan was married before Nancy. Rush Limbaugh had 4 wives or was it 5..

6 posted on 02/22/2012 3:05:05 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach
For me the choice right now is pretty clear. I have little desire at this time to usher in a third GWB term when we can still have at least four years that looks like the best of Reagan.

Ricky says he is not a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.

7 posted on 02/22/2012 3:05:22 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Christie at the beach; true believer forever; b9; CutePuppy; RitaOK; ...

Has he released his Tax Returns that he went home to prepare some weeks ago?

Just asking.

He became a millionaire shortly after he lost that US Senate election.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 3:07:35 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Tag, I'm it.
9 posted on 02/22/2012 3:07:47 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Santorum says he isn't a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.)
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To: tbpiper
The husband of one wife, a committed Christian and the right man for the job.

Yes indeed, that's Rick, Governor Rick Perry that is, of the Great State of Texas!

10 posted on 02/22/2012 3:10:51 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
>>Ricky says he is not a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.

Amen. What is it going to take for people to understand without the right person in the presidency, they will not have a country left to worship any religion or faith!? We don't need a safe candidate; we need a person of determination and vision in which Ricky admitted he wasn't offering.

11 posted on 02/22/2012 3:14:40 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: onyx

“Has he released his Tax Returns that he went home to prepare some weeks ago?”

Yes, he did.
In 2006, his last year as senator, his income was $200,000.

http://news.yahoo.com/santorums-tax-returns-show-rise-wealth-030829446.html

“The former Pennsylvania senator’s tax returns show that his annual income surged from nearly $660,000 in 2007 to $1.1 million in 2009 before slipping to $923,000 in 2010.”


12 posted on 02/22/2012 3:15:10 AM 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: onyx

“You need to speak loudly on Tuesday that you want someone who’s going to stand up and fight the insiders,” Santorum said.

WHOM is Santorum trying kidding there? He’s been for 16 years a Washington DC man. He only become an “outsider” in 2006, when he badly lost his Senate reelection, 41% to 59% for Casey Jr.

As an “outsider” he largely profits from his Washington lobbyist ties.

In 2006, his last year as Senator, Santorum earned a $165,200 Senate salary and $32,245 in book royalties.

One year later, his income soared to over $600,000, and rose to $1.1 million in 2010. Santorum received $395,414 in director fees and stock options from Universal Health Services Inc., a hospital management company, for which he pushed two spending bills for a total of $400 million, when he was Senator in 2003 and 2004. Santorum listed between $100,001 and $250,000 in Universal Health stock.

Santorum has also largely profited from his contacts with lobbyists in Washington. Consol Energy, based in Pennsylvania, paid Santorum $142,500 for his consulting services. American Continental Group, a Washington lobbying group, paid him $65,000 in consulting fees. The firm’s lengthy client list includes Microsoft Corp., Comcast Corp. and the American Gaming Association.

When he left the Senate in 2006, he reported retirement accounts with investments valued between $21,000 and $140,000.

Five years later, his records shows new investment accounts, including college savings funds for five of his seven children with investments valued between $25,000 and $375,000; individual retirement accounts with investments ranging between $173,000 and $720,000; and a brokerage account with investments valued in the range of $10,000 to $150,000 and a $2 million, 5,000 acres mansion in Virginia.


13 posted on 02/22/2012 3:18:44 AM 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: onyx
>>He became a millionaire shortly after he lost that US Senate election.

Must be nice to have friends in the right places or friends

in high places.

14 posted on 02/22/2012 3:19:08 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach
Here we go again; blah blah blah judging others.

Since when is a list of attributes judgemental?

15 posted on 02/22/2012 3:27:42 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Christie at the beach
Here we go again; blah blah blah judging others.

Since when is a list of attributes judgemental?

16 posted on 02/22/2012 3:29:10 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Christie at the beach
Here we go again; blah blah blah judging others.

Since when is a list of attributes judgemental?

17 posted on 02/22/2012 3:31:07 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Christie at the beach
Yes, but he fights this:


18 posted on 02/22/2012 3:33:24 AM 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: Christie at the beach
Here we go again; blah blah blah judging others.

Since when is a list of attributes judgemental?

19 posted on 02/22/2012 3:34:39 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Christie at the beach
Yes, but he fights this:


20 posted on 02/22/2012 3:34:50 AM 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: Christie at the beach
Yes, but he fights this:


21 posted on 02/22/2012 3:36:44 AM 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: Christie at the beach
Yes, but he fights this:


22 posted on 02/22/2012 3:50:09 AM 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 think the server has gone goofy this morning. People’s posts have been tripled, such as yours.


23 posted on 02/22/2012 3:58:23 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Apollo5600

Really sorry about that.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 4:03:57 AM 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: Cincinatus' Wife; Christie at the beach
"cannot believe Ricky is missing a vetting on his record and ties to lobbyists as he claims to be so saintly. "
The same thing that keeps everyone from going after Romney is at work. The Vichy Republicans at the head of the GOP have anointed Romney as their Presidential candidate and have little Ricky in mind as VP. Bishop Romney and Ricky is the Vichy ideal of a balanced ticket.

Whoever the Vichy Republicans anoint with elephant tinkle gets a free ride because the Fascist democrat thugs know they'll go along to get along and not threaten the 70 year control of government the Fascists have enjoyed.

25 posted on 02/22/2012 4:05:05 AM PST by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Your right, he is the leader of the Washington DC Minstrel Show.


26 posted on 02/22/2012 4:19:38 AM PST by BilLies ( It's Black History Month..Don't forget the 330,000 White Northerners who died 1861-5 to Free Slaves)
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To: tbpiper

“The husband of one wife, a committed Christian and the right man for the job. “

I think I heard that on an ad for Jimmy Carter 76.


27 posted on 02/22/2012 4:20:11 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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28 posted on 02/22/2012 4:34:44 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Rashputin

“The same thing that keeps everyone from going after Romney is at work. The Vichy Republicans at the head of the GOP have anointed Romney as their Presidential candidate and have little Ricky in mind as VP. Bishop Romney and Ricky is the Vichy ideal of a balanced ticket.”

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That is the same sentiment expressed at the end of this article (after wading though a lot of Tea Party bashing).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2849682/posts


29 posted on 02/22/2012 4:35:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He was made into a “rock star” by the screwed up, sick in the head, liberal idiot snooze media.


30 posted on 02/22/2012 5:00:33 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Marguerite
I have kept an open mind about Santorum. He seems like a very decent guy...but his record s*cks. This will all come out and he will go the way of Bachman, Perry, etc., etc.

Looks like we ARE going to have a brokered convention. Hope Rush is wrong...he thinks it will just be a way for the Rino’s in charge to pick their next guy, since Mitt can't quite seal the deal.

I know Christie ain't perfect, but I hope that since it looks like the powers that be like him....I could live with him. I would pay dearly to see him debate that skinny arsed little fraud. And for vp? Well, Alan West OF COURSE!

Can you imagine the heads exploding on MSNBC if West gets on board as VP? Why.....THAT'S RACIST!

It would balance Christie out though, for social conservatives. Dream ticket, if you ask me.

31 posted on 02/22/2012 5:04:06 AM PST by Pigsley
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To: Pigsley
I know Christie ain't perfect

That's like saying 0bama is a bit liberal. With the big exception of fiscal policy (a significant exception, but still only one area) Christie is a Republican leftist from an extremely left leaning state. In NJ moderates/liberals like Bush are viewed as conservative.

32 posted on 02/22/2012 5:22:44 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

I hear ya on Christie. However, we are going off the economic cliff...and I do think he (or Ryan) MIGHT be able to stall this and change directions.

If he got a socially conservative person to be his VP? I could live with Christie as Pres.

But, that is why I think it will be he who is annointed if Romney really does go into the ditch. Should be interesting.


33 posted on 02/22/2012 5:29:14 AM PST by Pigsley
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To: VanDeKoik
think I heard that on an ad for Jimmy Carter 76.

So?

34 posted on 02/22/2012 6:04:42 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not a manager. Not a visionary. Okay, well, that adds to the reasons Santorum shouldn’t be nominated.

We need a visionary who can manage the Executive branch.


35 posted on 02/22/2012 6:11:15 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not a manager. Not a visionary. Okay, well, that adds to the reasons Santorum shouldn’t be nominated.

We need a visionary who can manage the Executive branch.


36 posted on 02/22/2012 6:11:46 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Santorum's comparison of Obama to King George III is very apt. Read in the Declaration of Independence the "...long train of abuses and usurpations..." that caused the colonists to seek independence. One especially seems to have been written about Obama.

"He (King George) has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance."

37 posted on 02/22/2012 6:23:50 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
We need a visionary who can manage the Executive branch.

Exactly.

A visionary rekindling the American spirit whilst wielding the veto pen.

38 posted on 02/22/2012 6:37:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Christie at the beach
And even more troubling is Santorum’s blind following, who defend his record like it is all just a lie, fabricated by Newt Supporters.

Even more frustrating is listening to the Reverend Rick, brag about himself and embellish his pathetic record that would even make Al Gore jealous.

39 posted on 02/22/2012 6:46:29 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: The Great RJ
[Santorum’s comparison of Obama to King George III is very apt.]

What you fail to notice is, pretty much all Santorum does is talk about it. He says one thing but does the opposite.

Tricky Ricky talks all about CONservativism, moral values, family, shrinking government, etc,,, but when it comes down to it, his actual voting record must have been the result of a man who was either lying, or was an entirely different person than the one making the speeches.

40 posted on 02/22/2012 6:57:35 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Marguerite

Wait just a minute. I want to fully understand your point here. Are you suggesting that Santorum increasing his income is a negative or that being a Washington lobbyist is a negative?


41 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:33 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pigsley

“I have kept an open mind about Santorum. He seems like a very decent guy...but his record s*cks.”

“a track record of cutting spending” Santorum.

Santorum voting record on Taxes:

Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.

Waste:

Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%
Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

Spending and Entitlements:

Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Health Care:

Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

....

As for Christie, excuse me, he’s just a Rockefeller liberal republican, same as Romney, whom he endorsed from the beginning. There are not genuine conservative Republicans on the North East coast. They couldn’t survive in the local climate.


42 posted on 02/22/2012 7:31:06 AM 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: gov_bean_ counter
Ricky says he is not a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.

At least he was honest about it. Between "I'm no visionary" Rickey and "if you work hard enough you can get a little house and raise your children and put aside a little for retirement before you die" Obama, I guess we won't have to be bothered by talk of The American Dream any longer.

43 posted on 02/22/2012 2:14:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Marguerite

This list is why I am not a fan of Santorum. I will grudgingly vote for him if he’s the only one to vote for. Grudgingly.


44 posted on 02/22/2012 9:40:17 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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