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THE PROBLEM WITH SANTORUM
anncoulter.com ^ | 022912 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 02/29/2012 3:50:25 PM PST by Fred

Even when I agree with Rick Santorum, listening to him argue the point almost makes me change my mind.

I also wonder why he's running for president, rather than governor, when the issues closest to his heart are family-oriented matters about which the federal government can, and should, do very little.

It's strange that Santorum doesn't seem to understand the crucial state-federal divide bequeathed to us by the framers of our Constitution, inasmuch as it is precisely that difference that underlies his own point that states could ban contraception.

Of course they can. States could outlaw purple hats or Gummi bears under our Constitution!

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1 posted on 02/29/2012 3:50:29 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred
This is why Santorum is running for President....That was one inspirational speech.

Michigan Primary Results 2012: Rick Santorum Proud of His Impact in Tight Race
2 posted on 02/29/2012 3:53:45 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Fred

Maybe you should go back to using your far left santorumexposed site. People know that Anne is in the tank for Mitt-ercup.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 3:54:56 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: Fred

The real problem is the Voters.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 3:55:23 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Fred

Isn’t Ms. Coulter in the tank for Romney? If so, her opinions of other candidates are suspect.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 3:55:42 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Fred

This from the lady who says Mitt Romney is a Conservative. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha, snort, snort, snicker, snicker, hehehehehehehehehehehehe. Ann you are just to funny and not only have you jumped the shark but the moon too.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 3:56:02 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Fred

Santorum cares about foreign policy etc. He didn’t say he only cares about family issues. She’s an entertainer.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 3:57:11 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Fred

That’s odd. I don’t recall you posting the Coulter articles where she bashed Newt. So are you on board with Ann now?


8 posted on 02/29/2012 3:57:39 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Fred

Check back with me after the election, Ann. Right now I’m just tuning you out.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 3:57:57 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Fred

“Even when I agree with Rick Santorum, listening to him argue the point almost makes me change my mind.”

How ironic . . .


11 posted on 02/29/2012 3:58:52 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Fred
If I read this right, Ann doesn't support Santorum because, although he has conservative positions, he doesn't know how to articulate them but is willing to support Romney, who has no conservative positions to articulate.

Is that about right, or is there some other angle I'm missing?

12 posted on 02/29/2012 3:59:00 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Fred
Who cares what this Romney Pucker Lips has to say?

As far as I'm concerned Ann has lost her credibility!

13 posted on 02/29/2012 3:59:49 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: Fred
Delegate count 2/29/12

Romney 167

Santorum 87

Gingrich 32

Paul 19

Say what you want about Rick, he is the only one giving Mitt any competition while Newt and Paul fight over who is the biggest loser.

14 posted on 02/29/2012 3:59:59 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Girlene

exit polls - wow RS turned out the dems big

http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/epolls/mi


15 posted on 02/29/2012 4:00:15 PM PST by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: Fred

Santorum is an entertainer.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 4:01:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Fred

PS Ann finds Newt Gingrich unattractive, as well.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 4:02:22 PM PST by skeeter
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To: fatnotlazy

“Isn’t Ms. Coulter in the tank for Romney? If so, her opinions of other candidates are suspect.”

Not just in the tank. After SC she called the voters who rejected Romney ‘stupid’ and described them as a ‘mob’, with reference to her recent book. She is in the tank with leather bustier, boots, riding crop and dog collar. Not holding a thing back. Persuasive as only a histrionic screecher can be.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 4:04:05 PM PST by Psalm 144 ( “I think we ought to listen to Alinsky.” - Governor G. Romney, father of Bisop Willard Mitt Romne)
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To: cripplecreek

Ann is a confirmed Romney-bot; that’s painfully obvious.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 4:04:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Fred

I’ve always liked Ann. Interesting to watch her derail this year.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 4:05:54 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ann Coulter, Botox Republican.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 4:06:47 PM PST by GraceG
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To: skeeter

“If I read this right, Ann doesn’t support Santorum because, although he has conservative positions, he doesn’t know how to articulate them but is willing to support Romney, who has no conservative positions to articulate.
Is that about right, or is there some other angle I’m missing?”

Actually to put her nonsense on a stick and wave it around, she actually has said on more than one occasion that Bishop Willard it ‘the most conservative candidate in the race’. His record of governance as a state governor is probably to the left of Bill Clinton’s. I intend a side by side comparison one of these days.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 4:07:52 PM PST by Psalm 144 ( “I think we ought to listen to Alinsky.” - Governor G. Romney, father of Bisop Willard Mitt Romne)
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To: F15Eagle

I remember when she had a brain, and used it. Buh bye, Ann.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 4:11:58 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Fred
exit polls - wow RS turned out the dems big

WOW....he even inspired democrats....sounds like a winner to me! Thanks, Fred!

Now, getting to this piece by Ann.....I have avoided coming down on her opinions, but I have to say this one was pathetic.

She finishes up with this "The problem is not Santorum's conservative positions, it's that he can't defend them."

She agrees with him....her only beef is she doesn't think he defends them well enough? lolololol.
24 posted on 02/29/2012 4:13:19 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Psalm 144
Since her claims are completely unsupported by evidence of any kind we're left to assume there are other reasons Ann supports Willard.

They'd better be good ones because she's p*ssing away all of the goodwill she's built up with her readers.

25 posted on 02/29/2012 4:13:32 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Fred

There seems to be desperation in Ann’s writing these days. I think she knows that she has destroyed her career.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 4:14:31 PM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Fred
It would have been a good idea to use coulter as a keyword instead of adamsapple; crossdresser; faghag etc.

Then I would have known her column was posted and not wasted my time posting it.

27 posted on 02/29/2012 4:16:07 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: skeeter

I think it is the pink triangle nexus, but that too is speculative. She certainly has picked this hill to die on, and is not alone on that hill. I cannot understand the fanaticism offered up to such a vapid chameleon as Bishop Willard.


28 posted on 02/29/2012 4:16:07 PM PST by Psalm 144 (I think we ought to listen to Alinsky. - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: Fred
I know Ann Coulter supports Romney and I feel that Santorum would be a better candidate but I agree with much of what she says.

I find myself agreeing with Santorum's positions but wishing he could express them more articulately.

His speech after the Michigan primary was good but did he have to say “the men and women who signed the Declaration of Independence.” No women signed it.

I liked how he used Rev Wright to shut up Charlie Rose but he could have delivered the line better and really destroyed him.

Santorum is sometimes very good in expressing his views but often I wish he would just make one coherent point.

Newt has a much better cadence and delivers his lines far more forcefully and convincingly.

But at least Santorum has never called himself a “severe conservative”.

29 posted on 02/29/2012 4:16:53 PM PST by detective
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To: Rum Tum Tugger

“There seems to be desperation in Ann’s writing these days. I think she knows that she has destroyed her career.”

If you looked into the mirror and saw Eleanor Clift looking back out of it, you would be pretty desperate too.


30 posted on 02/29/2012 4:18:12 PM PST by Psalm 144 (' Ihink we ought to listen to Alinsky' - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: Fred

Well, now, here’s the thing - I kind of LIKE Rick Santorum. He manages to be a real person, hanging out there warts and all, and not be consumed heart and soul playing politician all the day long. He has been snidely criticized BECAUSE of his pro-family attitudes, yet he does not waver. And his condemnation of the “Affordable Care And Patient Protection Act” helps to bring into sharp focus the many errors and omissions that were in the “Romneycare” legislation in Massachuetts.

SAntorum would work to REPEAL the “Obamacare” monstrosity, Romney would be content to “fix” it. Fixing up evil is still evil, and antithetical to the American way.

Still supporting the Santorum candidacy. But only because Herman Cain is not there.


31 posted on 02/29/2012 4:18:24 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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Yeah, I read one statement from a UAW dem who voted for Santorum. He said, I voted for Santorum, just to mess with them. I will vote for Obama in the fall. Is this Rick’s idea of a “team sport?”


32 posted on 02/29/2012 4:19:07 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Fred

The problem with Ann Coulter is she’s a Mitt-Bot.


33 posted on 02/29/2012 4:19:51 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: skeeter
If I read this right, Ann doesn't support Santorum because, although he has conservative positions, he doesn't know how to articulate them but is willing to support Romney, who has no conservative positions to articulate. Is that about right, or is there some other angle I'm missing?

You're assuming Romney's past means he "has no conservative positions." Ann doesn't agree. Rightly or wrongly, she's ignoring that past and concentrating on what he says now, which, rightly or wrongly, she finds conservative enough for her.

She's assuming Romney will articulate those positions better than Santorum and won't crack up. She may be wrong about that too, where Romney is concerned, but so far it looks like she's right about Santorum. You could say that Ann sees Santorum's gaffes, but doesn't see Romney's, but everyone's point of view involves blindspots of one sort or another.

34 posted on 02/29/2012 4:19:59 PM PST by x
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To: Fred

This is where Annie girl is WRONG. She thinks that inalienable rights can be voted away by the states—a majority can take away “inalienable” rights from children—and it is “Just Law” because a majority voted for it. Nope.

Can’t even GIVE AWAY inalienable rights if you wanted to, Annie Girl. That means that “homosexual Marriage” and abortion ISN”T A STATES ISSUE—it is the inalienable rights of children issue and the issue of DUTY that all human beings are required to do in a Just State—which is Raise their own biological children. Any laws that prevent this “General Welfare” of children is UNJUST and EVIL—this promotion of evil sodomy and EVIL of killing—is not “Just Law” by the definition put into our Constitution by the Founders and John Marshall.

Justice John Marshall would have declared all these types of irrational laws as unjust law—and declared them “Null and Void”. It is the DUTY of all justices to align ALL LAWS to the Constitution—it’s intent and meaning which declares there is a Right and Wrong according to God’s Laws-—not arbitrary Barney Frank Marxist laws designed to destroy logic and the natural family.

Santorum understands the importance of control over who becomes judges on the Supreme Court among many OTHER crucial issues. Romney is another zero and will allow these gross unjust laws that go against Nature. He is for promotion of sodomy in the military which destroys the freedom of conscience in all Christians soldiers and removes the once Christian paradigm which is in line with our Constitution to the ideology of Marx which intentionally denies Natural Law—to destroy the family and Christianity so they can make slaves of all—addicts to the sins of the flesh are easy to bribe and manipulate and control. Romney if for unjust, evil laws which deny reason, logic and science and destroys freedom because you destroy Virtue when you promote Evil.

All the Founders knew that laws had to promote Virtue. This irrational destruction of morality in law was a deliberate Marxist (John Austin, Holmes, jr.) coup to destroy “Just Law” and therefore, the Constitution, which will devolve into tyranny (Cicero).

We need to return to the Rule of Law which allows only “Just Law”!!!!!


35 posted on 02/29/2012 4:24:28 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: x
I disagree with her on Santorum - he makes no more gaffes than our other candidates.

He isn't the speaker Gingrich is, but on equal terms he's very much Romney's match.

36 posted on 02/29/2012 4:25:04 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Happy Rain

Watch out. A lot of people here can’t handle “facts’.
You presented “facts”. And thanks for doing so.


37 posted on 02/29/2012 4:31:52 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Fred

Ann’s in for a bad shock when she releases her next book. She has completely and forever ruined her credibility with conservatives.


38 posted on 02/29/2012 4:32:14 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Toespi
Yeah, I read one statement from a UAW dem who voted for Santorum. He said, I voted for Santorum, just to mess with them. I will vote for Obama in the fall. Is this Rick’s idea of a “team sport?”

You read ONE statement....and at that, you believed it? What does your reference to a "team sport" mean?
39 posted on 02/29/2012 4:33:24 PM PST by Girlene
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To: alloysteel
SAntorum would work to REPEAL the “Obamacare” monstrosity, Romney would be content to “fix” it. Fixing up evil is still evil, and antithetical to the American way.

My Congressman who is a lawyer and is now on the House oversight committee, says repeal is the only way to get rid of Obamacare. When he was a candidate running against a 14-term incumbent, he actually read the health care bill. He says the length of the bill is deceptive. Much of the bill refers to other federal laws. He says the referenced laws are probably 10 times the size of the Obamacare law itself.

40 posted on 02/29/2012 4:33:29 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Girlene

Do you really think for one minute that the UAW wasn’t out in force in Michigan, voting for Santorum? Obviously you didn’t watch the Arizone debate or you would know what Rick’s idea of a “team sport” is.


41 posted on 02/29/2012 4:36:44 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Fred

Ann Coulter=Early-Onset Dementia


42 posted on 02/29/2012 4:39:33 PM PST by old school
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To: tennmountainman
The folks constantly taking shots at Santorum on this forum are like diehard SF Giants fans heckling Tim Lincecum on the mound because they don't like long hair.

Not too bright.

43 posted on 02/29/2012 4:45:44 PM PST by skeeter
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