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Ann Coulter: THE PROBLEM WITH SANTORUM
AnnCoulter.Com ^ | February 29, 2012 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 02/29/2012 4:05:08 PM PST by Syncro

THE PROBLEM WITH SANTORUM

February 29, 2012
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!

State constitutions, laws, judicial rulings or the people themselves, voting democratically, tend to prevent such silly state bans from arising. But the Constitution written by James Madison, et al, does not prevent a state's elected representatives from enacting them.

The Constitution mostly places limits on what the federal government can do. Only in a few instances does it restrict what states can do.

A state cannot, for example, infringe on the people's right to bear arms or to engage in the free exercise of religion. A state can't send a senator to the U.S. Congress if he is under 30 years old. But with rare exceptions, the Constitution leaves states free to govern themselves as they see fit.

In New York City, they can have live sex clubs and abortion on demand, but no salt or smoking sections. In Tennessee, they can ban abortion, but have salt, creches and 80 mph highways. At least that's how it's supposed to work.

And yet when Santorum tried to explain why states could ban contraception to Bill O'Reilly back in January, not once did he use the words "Constitution," "constitutionally," "federalism," their synonyms or derivatives. Lawyers who are well familiar with the Constitution had no idea what Santorum was talking about. Read More »


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1 posted on 02/29/2012 4:05:09 PM PST by Syncro
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To: RonDog; jellybean; Rummyfan
The complete column is at This Link
2 posted on 02/29/2012 4:06:39 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

This is a repost of this Romney whore Ann’s piece.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2852773/posts


3 posted on 02/29/2012 4:07:13 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Syncro
Even when I agree with Rick Santorum Anne Coulter, listening to her argue the point almost makes me change my mind.

...just sayin

4 posted on 02/29/2012 4:08:31 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Syncro

“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.”

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“Family oriented” issue like murdering babies. Right Ann?


5 posted on 02/29/2012 4:08:46 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Are you sure she is paid?


6 posted on 02/29/2012 4:11:20 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: EyeGuy

She’s right. The economy is the issue. His plan is all more government spending. Triple child tax credits???

Run for governor? Run for pope


7 posted on 02/29/2012 4:12:37 PM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Syncro

Ann who?


8 posted on 02/29/2012 4:47:27 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Mustang Driver

Why do you need to take a cheap shot at the catholic church ?
Why is catholic trashing ?allowed here


9 posted on 02/29/2012 4:54:44 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Syncro

SANTORUM’S PROBLEMS AARE NOT NEARLY AS SERIOUS AS THOSE OF aNN COULTER! RIGHT NOW I AM ALL FOR HIM!

IS ANYONE LISTENING TO MARK lEVIN TODAY? WHO CARES WHAT cOULTER THINKS O0R SAYS? sHE IS A PHONY!


10 posted on 02/29/2012 4:57:38 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Syncro

This Romney bot has destroyed her career !
She must be getting paid !
She defends Romneycare and her Leader
actually donated to
Planned parenthood !


11 posted on 02/29/2012 4:58:57 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Paperdoll

If Romney is banned here why is this
Romney bot allowed to be still be posted here ?
She is such a fraud like you said .


12 posted on 02/29/2012 5:01:36 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Syncro
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.

Abortion isn't a state's issue. The right to life is an unalienable right bestowed by our Creator. Abortion is therefore unconstitutional. Judges who rule unconstitutionally should be removed. Vote Newt Gingrich.

13 posted on 02/29/2012 5:06:06 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: Syncro

I’m exhausted from chasing this story all over the forum. It feels like a shell game.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 5:08:29 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
I’m exhausted from chasing this story all over the forum. It feels like a shell game.

lol...there were what....four threads? One was deleted because of nasty keywords.
15 posted on 02/29/2012 5:10:24 PM PST by Girlene
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To: ncalburt; Paperdoll

Romney isn’t banned here, nor are Romney supporters unless they go overboard in thier support of Romney as far as I can see.

Positive and negative articles about Romney are allowed to be posted so FR members are not hiding from what is going on in the rest of the world.

Just don’t click on threads that get you upset is my advice.

Oh and btw, Paperdoll didn’t say Coulter was a fraud


16 posted on 02/29/2012 5:10:36 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Ann, you’re such a jerk. How about marriage being encouraged by tax laws? You think we’re stupid, you sell out.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 5:12:16 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: SgtBob

Cobert. Pronounced Co Bear.

She is Steve’s sister


18 posted on 02/29/2012 5:14:00 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: ncalburt
Its not enough to just to state their support of Newt Gingrich.

Some here apparently think helping Romney tear apart the guy who, at least at this moment, has the best chance of denying Willard the nomination is the way to go as long as it promotes their guy (or so they think). Even if it means using MSM talking points.

The idiocy is breathtaking.

19 posted on 02/29/2012 5:15:24 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Mustang Driver

America’s morals are in the ashcan. that’s when the economy goes south. It’s been coming on for sixty years but Americans were following the dark piper, accepting the tantalizing “new morality” being dangled before them. America’s form of government was made by and for Christians. Gradually they turned their backs on the Bible, so this is what is being served up to us today. Hell on earth is surely here, for without God there can be no America. Sanatorium is right to focus on America’s morality of breaking every rule in Bible!


20 posted on 02/29/2012 5:15:35 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Syncro

Another fine column by Ann.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 5:17:37 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Syncro

My thoughts on Santorum’s recent campaign tactics which he intends to continue:

Santorun reportedly will be begging Dimocrats to vote and skew the results of 7 of 10 Super Tuesday contests.

If individual voters want to crossover to screw up an open Republican primary, fine. If Move On tries to encourage voters to crossover to screw up an open Republican primary, that’s still fine.

But for a fellow Republican to join forces with Obama and the unions and pay for ads and robo calls encouraging Dimocrats to crossover and vote for him against his Republican opponent, that definitely is not fine. That is going way over the line. It’s a sleazy dirty tactic you would expect from sleazy dirty Dimocrats.

Santorum - despite all his posturing about being a religious person - has no honor. None whatsoever. I could not and would never vote for him now.

And considering that 4 years ago, I had to lower myself and vote for McCain, that’s saying a lot.

BTW, the poll on Special Report tonight said by a margin of 87 to 13 that Santorum’s tactics were dirty. 87 to 13! And he’s going to continue doing it. Santorum has no honor!


23 posted on 02/29/2012 5:23:46 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Paperdoll
The Bible says all leaders are ordained by God.

When Clinton was elected, my pastor was upset.

I reminded him that perhaps because of the direction the country is going (starting with Madalyn Murray O’Hare forcing God out of the schools) Clinton is part of God's judgment on the USA.

As so today, Obama may be ordained as leader of the country as a judgment of God.

Food for thought.

24 posted on 02/29/2012 5:24:42 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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25 posted on 02/29/2012 5:40:46 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: citizen

I neglected to mention above that 2 or 3 weeks before Santorum’s Michigan ads asking Dimocrats to crossover and vote for him, he made lenghty comments on tape about how he abhorred the practice of Dimocrats voting in Republican primaries and how Dimocrats should not be allowed to decide Republican primaries.

Not only is Santorum without political honor, he is also a blatant hypocrite!


26 posted on 02/29/2012 5:41:39 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: citizen
As pointed out by Mark Levin, the very rules in place in Michigan were supported by Team Romney. Also, there were no complaints regarding New Hampshire (from Romney) in a State where over 50% of the voters in that states primary were not Republican.

But, I'm most struck by your statement that Santorum joined forces with Obama. Not even close. What he did was to appeal to Conservative Democrats, a similar tactic used (with success) by others in the past. If I read correctly, this was a robocall used in one Democrat county.

Judging by the way the primaries are stacking up right now, you will likely be supporting a candidate with unquestionably no honor, a candidate who won't represent you, a candidate who doesn't even like you. Good luck with that.

27 posted on 02/29/2012 5:52:03 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: citizen
owRomney is doing the same thing.

Recently he mentioned how horrible it is for dems to be voting in rep primaries.

When that was mentioned on a new show, the host showed a video from the not too distant past, a few weeks or months ago.

In it Mitt was saying that he votes in dem primaries, and that he would vote for the worst candidate hoping to get that one in the race because it would be an easy defeat.

Romney is a class one A hypocrite, flip-flopper, and leftist leaning republican.

Now it is even clearer why the GOP allows open primaries.
A big mistake, more dems are using it aginst reps than the other way aroung.
Which is probably what they want.

28 posted on 02/29/2012 6:01:12 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: skeeter
Took the words right out of my mouth, skeeter . . I could vote for Santorum or Gingrich (I voted for Santorum yesterday for the very reason you cited), but the nastiness of many of Newts supporters is extremely off-putting.
29 posted on 02/29/2012 6:08:03 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Syncro

The problem with Ann Coulter is that she is no longer a conservative.


30 posted on 02/29/2012 6:10:38 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Lazlo in PA

She was on O’Reilly tonight. I turned the sound down. Not interested in her continuous diabolical plots to bring down those who threaten Romney. She is vicious as well as shameless. It is sad to see such a career built upon destroying decent people but that is her choice. I hope she is prepared for what she has done to her reputation.


31 posted on 02/29/2012 6:12:04 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: citizen
I had to lower myself and vote for McCain, that’s saying a lot.<<

lol..it sure is!....You didn't have to...u did it VOLUNTARILY!!!!

32 posted on 02/29/2012 6:14:38 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Rational Thought

1) Romney ran no NH ads asking Dims or Indy voters to crossover and vote for him against his fellow Republican primary opponents. Santorum did do this in Michigan. S-l-e-a-z-y.

2) Obama and the unions ran ads for Dims to vote and make mischief in the Republican primary. Santorum joined them and ran similar ads. The wording in the Santorum ads specifically said for Dims to crossover and vote against Romney. Again, such conduct is a sleazy Dim tactic.


33 posted on 02/29/2012 6:16:18 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Syncro

Shut up Annie, shut up.


34 posted on 02/29/2012 6:16:56 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: citizen

And where is the outrage over the Romney robocalls with a message from Santorum dated 2008? Mitt is a very dirty fighter, and it was his people who got the primary changed to an open one. Given that it was an OPEN primary, what Santorum did was legitimate. He was smart to use the new rules to his advantage.

You weren’t going to vote for Santorum anyway. Who do you think you’re fooling?


35 posted on 02/29/2012 6:26:30 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Syncro

If you read my post, you will see I have no problem for an individual deciding to crossover (either way) and vote for whomever they choose.

It’s a Republican running such ads encouraging Dimocrats to vote against a fellow Republican that stinks to high heaven. Especially when Santorum is on tape, railing at length, against Dimocrats voting in and deciding Republican primaries.

If you didn’t hear that Santorum audio, I respectfully suggest you do some homework. It puts his current stance on asking Dims to vote for him in Republican primaries in jaw-dropping perspective.


36 posted on 02/29/2012 6:26:58 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Syncro

The problem with Rick Santorum??? ................... Give me a break, how about the Problem of the Republican Party? There is NO GRAVITAS! I can’t get excited with the batch they fielded. Where are the Heroes as standard bearers? There is NO FIRE in this coming election. Its only Obama vs. ABO. I’d wouldn’t be surprised if it results in a low turnout of voters. Come 2013 it will be business as usual in DC. I don’t see any winners on the Republican side. I’m disgusted totally, my ABO vote is just that.


37 posted on 02/29/2012 6:28:52 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Mustang Driver

MY point was that the Federal government has ALREADY entered the social arean with the 1973 abomination legalizing child murder. Now she wants us to redress that state by state?

“The economy” pales in comparison.


38 posted on 02/29/2012 6:31:27 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: citizen

Ann? Is that YOU?


39 posted on 02/29/2012 6:32:16 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Rational Thought

I don’t think there are any conservative Democrats. I do think there are plenty of Democrats who are going to vote in our GOP convention, who are going to vote for Obama in the general anyway, and are looking to vote for Santorum because they realize that he can be endlessly distracted over absurd questions and statements throughout the campaign. In fact, it isn’t a “I think” situation, it’s actually what they tell us they are doing:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/28/1069045/-I-Voted-For-Rick-Santorum-This-Morning


40 posted on 02/29/2012 6:39:10 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: citizen
Santorum did do this in Michigan. S-l-e-a-z-y.

Not sleazy, smart. Reagan Democrats are a natural target for Santorum -- or any Republican candidate trying to win the conservative vote.

Face it. Romney would've run these ads, too...if he'd thought of it.

41 posted on 02/29/2012 6:39:10 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Anne was persona non grata here, and suddenly 3 people post the same article in a few minutes.


42 posted on 02/29/2012 6:42:18 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Unlike too many people on this forum, I’m not trying to fool anyone. I speak of current events of Santorum dirty ads recently in the news. This Santorum tactic was voted against just today 87 to 13 by the Special Report viewers. I suppose they are all just dirty Romney lovers, too? Actually, I hope that’s true.

Kindly document you accusation of Romney 2008 robo-calls asking Dimocrats to vote against any Republican. ANY Republican.


43 posted on 02/29/2012 6:47:00 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: citizen

Next time, *read* my post!

Romney took a recorded endorsement Santorum made for him in 2008 and made a robocall of it and used it in this 2012 primary season. VERY SLEAZY.

I’ll find a link tomorrow.


44 posted on 02/29/2012 6:54:09 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: citizen

I’m with you, City. Santorum’s robocalls were an act of desperate opportunism. And what’s wrong with Romney touting Santorum’s 08 praise? Has Mitt changed dramatically since then?


45 posted on 02/29/2012 6:56:23 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: citizen
I read your post, I do that when I respond.

Allowing crossover voting is self destructive.

Weather you like it or not doesn't matter to me, I didn't comment one way or another on your support of it.

You may be a teacher in real life, but giving homework to posters here isn't part of the curriculum.

Or respectful, in fact it's disrespectfully condescending.

I didn't hear or need to hear the audio.

I heard the robo ad, that's enough for what I commented on.

I get what he did just fine.

If you have a problem with my previous post to you, I respectfully suggest that you go over both of them slowly.

46 posted on 02/29/2012 7:01:27 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: sand lake bar

These calls went out around the time that Newt was rising and there were people calling for Santorum to drop out. Romney used these calls to purposely confuse voters as to the status of Santorum’s candidacy. Did he drop out and decide to back Romney, as Perry did with Newt?

Sleazy and deceptive.


47 posted on 02/29/2012 7:01:55 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lazlo in PA

She is supporting a RINO! Her opinion means squat to me.

If she were supporting Newt, she would have more credibility. But Mitt! Please Ann, save it. I’m not interested in what you have to say anymore.


48 posted on 02/29/2012 7:02:14 PM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Syncro
Rick! We're conservatives! We believe the states can establish a religion -- and the federal government can't.

We do?

Did I misunderstand Ann's point, or is she really saying that conservatives "believe the states can establish a religion"?

This conservative doesn't believe that, any more than I believe the states can abridge free speech or infringe on the right to keep and bear arms.

49 posted on 02/29/2012 7:05:19 PM PST by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: Syncro

This woman is dead to me. She sold her soul for Mitt Romney? What a joke.


50 posted on 02/29/2012 7:13:54 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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