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Santorum Speaks at GOP Dinner in Ohio
C-SPAN ^ | 3/2/12 | C-SPAN

Posted on 03/03/2012 5:45:54 AM PST by Elvina

WASHINGTON, DC Friday, March 2, 2012

GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum delivered the keynote speech at the Lake County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Eastlake, Ohio.

He was introduced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who made opening remarks.

The latest Ohio Poll, conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati, shows Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney 37 to 26 percent in Ohio's Super Tuesday Republican primary.

(Excerpt) Read more at c-span.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: election; elections; prolife; santorum; supertuesday
Any conservative who knows that it is imperative that we beat Obama this year, please listen to this speech that Santorum gave last night in Ohio. He is our best chance.
1 posted on 03/03/2012 5:45:56 AM PST by Elvina
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To: Elvina

I attended a luncheon in Bellingham, WA with Rick Santorum’s daughter Elizabeth speaking. She is 20 years old and embodies amazing poise, intelligence and grace. She was able to articulate her father’s policy positions in a clear and charming way with no notes or prompts of any kind. Truly this must be a very remarkable family. She has taken a year off from the University of Dallas to assist her Dad in his campaign. At the end of the luncheon, she received a standing ovation. Today we caucus in Washington. He will have my support.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 7:07:48 AM PST by mpstan
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To: Elvina

I attended a luncheon in Bellingham, WA with Rick Santorum’s daughter Elizabeth speaking. She is 20 years old and embodies amazing poise, intelligence and grace. She was able to articulate her father’s policy positions in a clear and charming way with no notes or prompts of any kind. Truly this must be a very remarkable family. She has taken a year off from the University of Dallas to assist her Dad in his campaign. At the end of the luncheon, she received a standing ovation. Today we caucus in Washington. He will have my support.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 7:07:48 AM PST by mpstan
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To: Elvina

I attended a luncheon in Bellingham, WA with Rick Santorum’s daughter Elizabeth speaking. She is 20 years old and embodies amazing poise, intelligence and grace. She was able to articulate her father’s policy positions in a clear and charming way with no notes or prompts of any kind. Truly this must be a very remarkable family. She has taken a year off from the University of Dallas to assist her Dad in his campaign. At the end of the luncheon, she received a standing ovation. Today we caucus in Washington. He will have my support.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 7:07:53 AM PST by mpstan
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To: Elvina

I attended a luncheon in Bellingham, WA with Rick Santorum’s daughter Elizabeth speaking. She is 20 years old and embodies amazing poise, intelligence and grace. She was able to articulate her father’s policy positions in a clear and charming way with no notes or prompts of any kind. Truly this must be a very remarkable family. She has taken a year off from the University of Dallas to assist her Dad in his campaign. At the end of the luncheon, she received a standing ovation. Today we caucus in Washington. He will have my support.


5 posted on 03/03/2012 7:07:53 AM PST by mpstan
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To: mpstan

You must have been impressed............


6 posted on 03/03/2012 7:10:33 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: mpstan

We saw Rick Santorum last Monday in Kalamazoo. Hundreds were turned away at the door after waiting an hour in the freezing cold. Only 400 of us could crowd into the gym to hear Rick. Then Elizabeth set up a spontaneous town hall in another room for 150 of the overflow crowd. At least 500 more couldn’t get in at all—not even counting the people who didn’t bother to try because there was already no parking an hour before the scheduled start. The enthusiasm for Santorum is growing daily among the real people of America. I am so glad you are supporting him in Washington! I will look forward to hearing about the outcome of the caucus today.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 7:15:54 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: mpstan
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Genuinely (no sarcasm) ...


Elizabeth Santorum sounds like an exceptional Young Woman ...

I wonder, however, if Elizabeth would have thrown Mr. Frieze or Rush Limbaugh "under the bus" ... like her cowardly father did ?

And I likewise wonder if Elizabeth has been "lectured" by her dad for her occassional lapses "off the cowardice reservation" ...

Now, that would be a shame ...



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8 posted on 03/03/2012 7:24:22 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Elvina
The latest Ohio Poll, conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati, shows Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney 37 to 26 percent in Ohio's Super Tuesday Republican primary.

Hope he doesn't blow this lead like he did his double digit lead in Michigan by not knowing when to shut up and just stick to the issues that are first and foremost on people's minds. I don't care if a dude uses a condom or not. I want this economy turned around.
9 posted on 03/03/2012 7:26:25 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Elvina; All

And, while we’re at it, we need to encourage the Santorum and Gingrich supporters in Virginia to vote for Ron Paul this Tuesday. Kook-daddy doesn’t have a chance to win the nomination, but if Conservatives can unite for one day, we can definitely slow down RINO-Rom’s momentum. A loss to Ron Paul in VA would almost totally derail Romney’s campaign. But then, when was the last time Conservatives were united on anything?


10 posted on 03/03/2012 7:29:51 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Elvina
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"General Intelligence" is a very important qualification for accomplishment ...

And however Obama's detractors attack him, he is a "genuinely" intelligent Marxist ...



Rick Santorum ?

I seriously have my doubts ... and they get worse every single week ...

First, he threw his (Uber-generous) billonare campaign donor Frieze "under the bus" ... while Little Ricky kow-towed to Andra Mitchell ...



And of course, Rush Limbaugh rode valiantly (for days upon days) to Little Ricky's defense ...

Then ... yesterday ... Little Ricky threw Rush Limbaugh "under the bus" over the "Georgetown University Slut" remark ...



Personally, I'd ask for terms of surrender ... if I ever found myself (outnumbered) facing a tough fight ...

and all I had in my corner was Little Ricky ... wearing his Soccer Mommie sweater vest, of course ...




We need a MAN ... A WARRIOR ... to save America ...

"Not" a Choir-Boy Appeasement-Apology Metrosexual who happens to have a beautiful family ... and is a devout Christian ...

We need a BRILLIANT WARRIOR like U.S. Grant, George Patton, Chesty Puller ... Newt Gingrich ...



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11 posted on 03/03/2012 7:35:06 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Elvina

FYI, Mike DeWine is a former US Senator and is one of 7 republicans who were in the bi partisan “Gang of Fourteen” which included Snowe, Collins, McCain, and Lindsay Graham.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 7:38:00 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Elvina

Rick Santorum has more support and enthusiasm for him around this county then what the Newt supporters, MSM, GOP establishment would have us to believe...


13 posted on 03/03/2012 8:36:16 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Elvina

BTTT


14 posted on 03/03/2012 8:36:35 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
" We need a MAN ... A WARRIOR ... to save America ... "

Newt ? the Napoleon Bonaparte of this election cycle ? NO THANK YOU !
He thinks way to highly of himself in his deluded self grander....


15 posted on 03/03/2012 8:43:51 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
" We need a MAN ... A WARRIOR ... to save America ... "

Napoleon Gingrich ? NO THANK YOU !!!
16 posted on 03/03/2012 8:46:19 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: no dems

Yes, we should unite on this. If I were in Virginia, I would vote for Ron Paul on Super Tuesday with the same enthusiasm and same reasons I voted for McCain in 2008—to stop a liberal.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 10:29:38 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I just heard him say that Rush was using absurdity to make a point, which I thought is what Rush himself said also.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 10:30:59 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

That’s because most of the “support and enthusiasm” from people who hardly know his name, and know absolutely nothing about his pathetic record. His entire stand is phony. Time to get honest about that before it is too late! Santorum’s recent drop is due to the fact that those ignorant supporters, are beginning to discover their mistake.

Rick Santorum’s Voting Record
As you decide which candidate is worthy of your vote in the primary, Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to review the positions of all of the candidates on controversial issues. Here is Rick Santorum’s voting record on some key issues. Each vote linked to senate.gov roll call record.

NEA
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

Bankruptcy
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Defense and Foreign Policy
Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.
Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.
Voted for the START II Treaty
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

Nominations
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

Labor
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.

Guns
Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.

Reform
Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.
Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

Immigration
Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

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.

Welfare
Voted against food stamp reform
Voted against Medicaid reform
Voted against TANF reform
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

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.

Education
Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing
Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

Energy
Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.
Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.


19 posted on 03/03/2012 10:38:02 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Santorum did not throw Rush under the bus. Santorum said the same thing Rush said on his show.

Rush: "If anybody doesn't realize that we are illustrating absurdity here by being absurd and that that is the trademark of this program..." Limbaugh Transcript 3/2/12

The Left is the one trying to divide conservatives by pretending that Santorum said something different. Santorum reflected the same sentiments Rush himself did. Please don't allow the MSM to succeed in further dividing conservatives.

20 posted on 03/03/2012 10:54:59 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: Elvina
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Elvina,


I respectfully disagree ...


Rush Limbaugh is NOT just another "nameless faceless radio entertainer" with respect to the Little Ricky Santorum campaign ...


Frankly ... the "only" reason that Santorum has done so well (past his Iowa win) ...

err ... change that to "survived" ...

is that Rush Limbaugh gave Ricky a default Florida endorsement ("My brother likes Santorum") ...

and that Rush has FAITHFULLY and LOYALY carried Santorum's "bloody" carcass though primary after primary ...

carrying Little Ricky's water every day, especially when Ricky gets his "weekly attack" of saything something STUPID ...


Rush Limbaugh should have gotten REALLY NERVOUS when Little Ricky threw (huge campaign donor Frieze) under the bus ...

Why ? To appease xxxxxxxxxxxxx ...

Now it's Rush's turn ... under the bus for him ...



"Loyalty" and Principle" are KEY FACTORS in politics, whether you live in Moscow (Idaho or Russia) ... or San Diego ... or Chicago ...

And Little Ricky's apparently got very little "real" LOYALTY at all ...




Now here's the REAL problem for "Us" (You and I, Elvina) ...

Say Little Ricky gets elected ...

"When" will he throw US under the bus ?

It's just a matter of time ...




Have you Elvina, ever run for political office ?

I can tell you that Rush Limbaugh's FAITHFUL "air time endorsements" of Little Ricky have been worth TENS of MILLIONS of CAMPAIGN DOLLARS ...

And what did Little Ricky do ?

DEFEND RUSH LIMBAUGH to the hilt ?

Nope ... Little Ricky "ran away" again ... like he WILL DO eventually to all genuine Conservatives ... including you, Elvina ...



By the way ...

What was Newt Gingrich's response to the Liberal Media about this event ?

Newt supported Rush Limbaugh ...



Film at Eleven ....




21 posted on 03/03/2012 11:22:27 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Don't know if you heard the news just yet, but Newt Gingrich's campaign co-chair in Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield and 3 top delegates in Tennessee has resigned his position on Newt's campaign and is giving his support to Rick Santorum and is calling on other candidate supporters nation wide and Newt Gingrich supporters to give their support to Rick Santorum.


22 posted on 03/03/2012 11:38:37 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Guess we will have to agree to disagree. It wasn’t enough for you for Santorum to echo Limbaugh’s own words that he was using absurdity to make a point? Santorum is not a perfect man, like all men. But he is a sincere conservative.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 12:10:08 PM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
...and is calling on other candidate supporters nation wide and Newt Gingrich supporters to give their support to Rick Santorum.

Thanks for the heads up. Just found the article and posted it.

24 posted on 03/03/2012 12:23:32 PM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
...and is calling on other candidate supporters nation wide and Newt Gingrich supporters to give their support to Rick Santorum.

Thanks for the heads up. Just found the article and posted it.

25 posted on 03/03/2012 12:23:32 PM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

There’s nothing like shooting off one’s mouth - it’s proof there was no research for an actual quote in context.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 3:11:46 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Elvina

I watched this last night. Fabulous speech delivered at his best!

I agree with his 0% tax for manufacturing. He wants to bring it back ASAP. Many on FR seem to oblivious to the fact that manufacturing is the backbone of our country’s defense. Santorum is smart.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 3:18:38 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Yes, I was impressed with Santorum’s plan for manufacturing and for reforming the tax code.


28 posted on 03/03/2012 7:29:15 PM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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