Skip to comments.Ann Coulter: THE PROBLEM WITH SANTORUM
Posted on 02/29/2012 4:05:08 PM PST by Syncro
THE PROBLEM WITH SANTORUM
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 »
Another fine column by Ann.
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, thats 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. Its 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, thats saying a lot.
BTW, the poll on Special Report tonight said by a margin of 87 to 13 that Santorums tactics were dirty. 87 to 13! And hes going to continue doing it. Santorum has no honor!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The problem with Ann Coulter is that she is no longer a conservative.
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.
lol..it sure is!....You didn't have to...u did it VOLUNTARILY!!!!
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.
Shut up Annie, shut up.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Ann? Is that YOU?
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: