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Amid Calls to Quit, Gingrich Seems More Subdued (Second in Delegates)
New York Times ^ | March 8, 2012 | TRIP GABRIEL

Posted on 03/09/2012 2:33:24 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

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Delegate Count:

Romney------- 340
Gingrich-------107
Santorum--------95
Paul--------------22
Huntsman---------2

Delegate Totals

Hard Totals/ Soft Totals Explained.

RNC’s delegate count shows Gingrich ahead of Santorum

1 posted on 03/09/2012 2:33:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As time goes by, and I hear and read more about Santorum, I am beginning to despise him as much as I do Romney.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 2:42:16 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll
President on that platform, and was still clinging to Specter in 2004, dedication that probably caused his record breaking defeat for relection in 2006, when Santorum was drummed out of office in a history making 18 point defeat.

"In 1996, I intend to win the other house — the White House — with ten commitments to America… including a woman’s right to choose.” "I pledge to lead the fight to strip the strident anti-choice language from the Republican National platform"

3 posted on 03/09/2012 2:45:58 AM PST by ansel12
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To: SatinDoll
Yes, I feel the same way.

If Newt isn't in the Texas primary, I won't vote.

4 posted on 03/09/2012 2:59:22 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“Meet The Press” May 15, 2011:

Newt: “I've said consistently we ought to have some REQUIREMENT that you either have health insurance or you post a BOND...”

David Gregory: “Mm-hmm”

Newt: “...or in some way indicate you're going to be HELD ACCOUNTABLE.”

If you have no standing to oppose the individual mandate then you have none in opposing Obamacare—and if you can't oppose Obamacare without being a hypocrite you can't beat Obama.

Rick Santorum or Obama—take you're pick.

5 posted on 03/09/2012 3:01:12 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Happy Rain
Newt: “I've said consistently we ought to have some REQUIREMENT that you either have health insurance or you post a BOND...”

Hmmmmmmm! Let's see. Oh, I know. Let's make sure everyone gets it free from the govt.

I often see that and can't help but think that Gingrich meant (knowing his past record) that everyone should pay a something for their health care. Why should I continue to pay for millions of our nation's sloths' health care when they don't have to pay a dime?

6 posted on 03/09/2012 3:05:29 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr
So you think an American should be FORCED by the government to purchase a product?

What next, Brussels sprouts?

Newt's words were clear as were Mitt's and Obama’s.

7 posted on 03/09/2012 3:08:35 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Happy Rain

This nation is $16 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.

What part of “bankrupt” don’t you get? If you don’t have insurance, if you haven’t the money (to post a bond), you no health care.

Do you understand now what Newt Gingrich was saying? Or did that fly over your head?


8 posted on 03/09/2012 3:09:14 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Happy Rain

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43022759/ns/meet_the_press-transcripts/t/meet-press-transcript-may/


9 posted on 03/09/2012 3:10:43 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes! The media want to write off Newt ASAP, glad he is staying in being the only one arguing conservative solutions to the economy.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 3:12:05 AM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: SatinDoll

I detest the little man-child, and I think Obama will roll him in the debates and the election.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 3:12:41 AM PST by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: Son House

The GOP-e and the MSM are joined at the hip in their efforts to manipulate the vote and drive Newt from the GOP Primary (and Rick would be next on the chopping block).

On to Tampa!


12 posted on 03/09/2012 3:15:19 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SatinDoll

I’ll save you a seat.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 3:15:21 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: SatinDoll
He said that someone should HAVE to purchase a product or pay a BOND in order to be HELD ACOUNTABLE—and just for living in this country.

If you are more concerned with the debt over individual freedom why not FORCE Americans to buy Volts so GM can pay back the bail-outs.

14 posted on 03/09/2012 3:20:15 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yep, it’s in there.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 3:21:29 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Happy Rain

Here is the FULL transcript of the program:

Meet the Press transcript for May 15, 2011

16 posted on 03/09/2012 3:22:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SatinDoll

That’s probably because Santorum’s self-righteous, arrogant and dishonest. Hard qualities to like.

Seriously, though, nobody is looking at Santorum’s very spotty record, his history of betrayals of conservativism, and his complete lack of any kind of executive or management track record.

He’s the one who should go back home and “work on his taxes.”


17 posted on 03/09/2012 3:26:08 AM PST by livius
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To: SatinDoll

How the system works is that they gave us to choose between their two appointed men. Once a while the third candidate got elected such as Ronald Reagan and you knew what happened to him when he became uncontrolled.

This election, the two men are Obama and Romney. If Santorum or Newt get in, they might be bought so that the system goes on as before.

I will take my chance with Newt’s free spirit and ideas.

Santorum only rises to where he is today because Newt miscalculated, leaving the race after Florida, allowed Santorum to win three states, Colorado, Minnesota, and one more state. MSM pumped him up to cause chaos in Republican side. Before that, Santorum number was about the same as Ron Paul, and often neglected during debates.

Both Newt and Santorum are going the wrong way as they are trying to take votes away from each other. Take votes away from Romney instead by criticizing Obama or Romney.

Both Romney and Obama want to push Obamacare which will bankrupt our country financially, and push homosexual agenda which will bankrupt us morally and spiritually. This is the spiritual battle for souls.

We have to stop Romney from outright nomination and force a brokered convention.

Newt need our prayer, he is tired but he know he has to go on because he also knows Santorum has no chance to beat Romney or Obama. A teacher knows his student. He said if he knew for certain that Santorum can get the job done, he would get out.

Listening to Santorum’s speech the other day, I am afraid that answer is NO. I am a daily Mass goer, or daily communicant, so naturally I love Santorum who is a catholic like me, but Newt is better man to beat Obama and better for the Presidency to save us all.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 3:33:39 AM PST by God-fear-republican
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To: ansel12

Thanks for posting that Specter quote; I hadn’t come across it before. Hopefully it will convince some of my friends that Santorum is not the shining beacon for social conservatism that they think he is.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 3:35:02 AM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: raybbr
You don't get it do you...

If their was a simple MSA-HSA / Catastrophic plan that anyone could purchase via equal tax deductions (like their employer gets) or post a bond, (which was part of the original Romneycare before the Dem House and Senate in Mass got a-hold of it). Then their is no excuse.

No excuse for the Dip-$&!+ 21 yr old on his Crotch Rocket Bike who gets a closed head injury because he didn't wear a helmet and cost us all hundreds of thousands because he didn't get some coverage. He is not 10 feet tall and bullet proof and I don't mean to be cruel but what responsibility is it of ours to pick up his tab or cost shift to us via they do it pro-bono at the hospital?

Want to ride you missile bike uninsured? post $100,000 bond.

If you have a vehicle to nudge people back into a personal responsibility model vs. Obamacare we will take care of you please tell us, because the Newtonian / Heritage Foundation Model is the best we got.

20 posted on 03/09/2012 3:36:15 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Happy Rain

You can’t read.


21 posted on 03/09/2012 3:48:38 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Happy Rain

Santorum most angered conservatives with his backing of the expensive 2003 Medicare prescription-drug program, which is expected to cost about $68 billion this year alone. Santorum told CNN last year that his Medicare vote was a mistake, because the program wasn’t paid for.

His vote for the 2005 highway bill — a $284 billion measure that was loaded with earmarks, including the infamous Alaska “Bridge to Nowhere” — also outraged conservatives.

Santorum has been a consistent supporter of earmarks, the local projects that members of Congress insert into legislation. Taxpayers for Common Sense, which tracks earmarks, estimates that in Santorum’s 12 years in the Senate and four in the House of Representatives, he got at least $1 billion in projects.

“He’s not in the pantheon of great earmarkers, but he certainly played the game,” said Steve Ellis, the group’s vice president.

In addition, Santorum voted many times to raise the federal debt ceiling and for Amtrak funds.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/02/14/v-print/138888/why-do-tea-partiers-flock-to-santorum.html


22 posted on 03/09/2012 3:51:27 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Happy Rain

Santorum appears to have voted for every “emergency supplemental” spending bill sought by the Bush administration, adding tens of billions to the deficit. He also opposed repeated efforts to reimpose the “pay-go” rules that were designed to hold down spending increases and tax giveaways. He even gave a thumbs down to a nonbinding resolution calling on Bush to include the cost of overseas combat operations in his annual budget, rather than paying for them through emergency spending bills with no offsetting spending cuts.

Such policies pushed Washington deeper into debt at a time when the economy was healthy, leaving it ill-prepared for the global collapse in 2008.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/27/opinion/la-ed-santorum-20120227


23 posted on 03/09/2012 3:57:29 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Happy Rain

Santorum’s record in congress is generally one of favoring bigger government and more spending – not atypical during the Bush years where Santorum served in Senate leadership. (See the Club for Growth’s first fact-check on Santorum, earmarks, and the “Bridge to Nowhere” for more information on Santorum’s spending record during the Bush era.) That Santorum might be better relative to other members of Congress is irrelevant: the claim about him is an absolute statement.

It’s impossible to say that Santorum is 100% a “big government conservative” because he did vote for many things that limited government, but it is certainly clear that Santorum’s record reveals a Member of Congress who stood on the side of big government on several major issues more than he did on the side of fiscal conservatism and economic freedom.

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/news/?subsec=7&id=1007&v=pr&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClubForGrowthPressReleases+%28Club+for+Growth+||+Press+Releases%29


24 posted on 03/09/2012 4:02:44 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Happy Rain

While Santorum’s position is in line with the other candidates in the GOP field, there may be no one left in the race, including the President himself, who is more directly responsible for the growth in the food stamps program than Rick Santorum.

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Notably, the Bush administration was not attempting to eliminate the granting of automatic eligibility in its entirety, but rather only to restrict this status to beneficiaries who were already receiving some other form of cash welfare benefit, where some minimum level of means testing had already been performed. The effort by some state administrators to bypass statutory means testing by simply handing out a piece of paper seems like just the type of regulatory loophole that Congress would have an interest in closing. In the name of fairness, if not fiscal restraint.

But not Rick Santorum, apparently.

In the year following Santorum’s effort to lead the defeat of this proposal in the Senate, 18.7 percent of the households receiving food stamps were deemed automatically eligible under this loophole, which equated to about 2.1 million households (source). By 2010 this figure had grown to a whopping 51.3 percent of all households receiving food stamp benefits, or just over 9.4 million households (source). That’s nearly a 350% increase in only 5 years, and probably accounts for most of the increase in the total number of people receiving food stamp benefits outside of the effects of the economic downturn.

Thanks to Rick Santorum’s “leadership”.

Now that’s not to say that many of these individuals and families would not otherwise be eligible for food stamps. I’m sure many of them would, perhaps even a majority. But with over 50 percent of food stamp recipients now exempt from basic means testing, it’s a safe bet that there is a significant amount of over-spending taking place. Consider that if the 5-year savings number was $574 million in 2006, then 350% of this total (reflecting the increase in the number of recipients deemed automatically eligible since then) would be just over $2 billion. The actual number is probably much higher given that spending per recipient has also increased significantly in recent years.

Rick Santorum promises to cut food stamps spending if he is elected, but he had a prime opportunity to rein in the program when he was in the Senate. Not only did he vote the wrong way, but by his own admission he played a central role in blocking what would have been a very reasonable change in the way the program is administered. If the accusation of being insensitive to the plight of the poor was enough to convince Santorum to oppose such a reasonable, and ultimately nominal reduction in food stamp spending in 2005 – when the unemployment rate was less than 5% – I’m not sure why we should believe that he would resist this same type of pressure in making the more significant cuts he has promised.

http://www.verumserum.com/?p=38111


25 posted on 03/09/2012 4:10:59 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Josh Painter

It’s impossible to say that Santorum is 100% a “big government conservative” because he did vote for many things that limited government, but it is certainly clear that Santorum’s record reveals a Member of Congress who stood on the side of big government on several major issues more than he did on the side of fiscal conservatism and economic freedom.

The deal is that he supported the agenda of a sitting GOP President. This is what most Senators will do. That is why a moderate Republican President is more dangerous than a leftist Democrat.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 4:35:10 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; ...

Rick Santorum in His Own Words:

http://youtu.be/ELbCuLEe7Sw


27 posted on 03/09/2012 4:37:33 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: Josh Painter

And Santorum says he wants to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. I’m sure many of his supporters believe that means he wants to replace it with more free market based healthcare. But when Santorum’s “default setting” seems to be government involvement, I can’t help but think he won’t be able to resist tinkering around with health care.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 4:38:49 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: All

“Senator Santorum poses as fiscally responsible, but he’s the one who broke the bank while in Senate leadership. During his six years in Senate leadership, Senator Santorum repeatedly comprised his principles and played the Washington game. As the poster child of the big government Republican Party that the American people rejected in 2006 and 2008, Senator Santorum is a comprised candidate who cannot offer the stark choice we need between President Obama’s big spending record.”


29 posted on 03/09/2012 4:40:04 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
We have two enemies in this race and they are not Gingrich or Santorum.
30 posted on 03/09/2012 4:53:45 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Graybeard58

Newt has 3 opponents to beat and then he will face Obama in the general election.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 5:04:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The ONLY MAN of principle is Newt Gingrich. Look at his record in the House: When president Reagan proposed to rise taxes, Gingrich voted NO. When “Read my Lips” Bush proposed to rise taxes, Gingrich voted NO, even if Reagan and Bush were Republicans. Newt stood up for his conservative principle - smaller government means small taxes.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 5:10:37 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: Josh Painter

Only 3 Republicans voted against that bill. A lot of Democrats voted against it. Lindsey Graham voted against it. Wow. And he is someone you are trying to prop up? Yuk. You can have him.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 5:37:59 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I get it.

If you can't win on your own, it's somebody else' responsibility to let you win.

34 posted on 03/09/2012 6:08:07 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: taildragger

raybrr, my response was to post #5, not yours. Thanks.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 6:12:20 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Happy Rain
>>Newt: “...or in some way indicate you're going to be HELD ACCOUNTABLE.”<<

So tell me, do you not believe that people should be held accountable rather than relying on us to pay their way? A mandate to require people to pay their own way is not the same as requiring the public to pay for those that won’t pay their own way. Show me where Newt as ever said that the public should pay for those who won’t like Santorum, Obama, and Romney have.

36 posted on 03/09/2012 6:24:06 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: SatinDoll

I am now of the opinion that the only hope for a fiscal and social conservative to be the head of the GOP ticket is a brokered convention. And even that is a long shot.

It seems to me that the GOP no longer likes, or even wants conservatives.


37 posted on 03/09/2012 6:45:44 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Marguerite

So much for Santorum’s convictions. Endorsed, voted for and supported some very liberal agendas and candidates and he KNEW what the deal was...now, did he sell out or not?


38 posted on 03/09/2012 6:47:54 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


Somebody needs to add both of the Palins to this team picture.

39 posted on 03/09/2012 6:53:35 AM PST by McGruff (Sarah Palin: I voted for Newt.)
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To: Marguerite
Look at his record in after the House. He founded the Center for Healthcare Transformation in 1999 soon after leaving the House. So saith their history page. Also, check out their anonymous URL: www.gingrichgroup.com. A 'think tank' (oh no, not a group of lobbyists) with a couple floors of offices in DC, promoting and designing big business, big government mandated, models by which to "transform healthcare." At least they only wanted to transform 'healthcare,' not 'America.' Why isn't anyone vetting this?!

I saw a presentation of their 'solutions' for medical care a few years ago, given by Newt in person to the national meeting of my specialty. Newt gave a clearer, more focused talk on why and how to take over medicine than anything I've heard from Obama, much less Romney. Why aren't videos of such talks by Newt being discussed, there must be some out there? Why aren't copies of their printed materials being discussed? I went in to the lecture with warm and fuzzy feelings on Newt from the 80s and 90s, not knowing what kind of healthcare he favored. His people passed out handouts prior to the talk. I was scared from them by the time he started talking. They certainly weren't the changes for which I'd hoped. Sure Mitt's record is putting in Romney care, but he now claims he wouldn't do the same at the Federal level. With him a flip is at least plausible. Newt came across as a true believer and he didn't stop claiming support for an individual mandate until he jumped into the ring, after Obamacare was passed. Obama would murder both of them in the debates over healthcare, by truthfully discussing their own records. Santorum, on the other hand, was one of the originators of Health Care Savings Accounts. Rick has been consistently for individually oriented and small business oriented health care solutions. Newt was working out the details for Mitt and Obama. He can keep those principles; America can't stand them.

Newt is a larger than life figure. We need to look at ALL of his record. Yes, there was a golden age of Newt, but there's been an unexpected amount of rust since.

40 posted on 03/09/2012 7:08:21 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt Gingrich on Budget & Economy

Don’t bail out Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae; break them up. (Dec 2011)
Dodd-Frank kills small business & small banks. (Nov 2011)
Only leadership can balance the budget. (Sep 2011)
Modernizing government would save $500B per year in waste. (Sep 2011)
No sequel to failed stimulus & job-killing policies. (Sep 2011)
The Fed’s secrecy & power are antithetical to a free society. (Sep 2011)
Put people back to work to raise revenues without taxes. (Sep 2011)
The Super-committee is as dumb an idea as I’ve ever heard. (Aug 2011)
It’s a scandal that the Federal Reserve is secret. (Aug 2011)
Federal government pays at least $150B a year to crooks. (Jul 2011)
Putting people in houses they can’t afford invites disaster. (May 2010)
Microlending efficiently gets money to local entrepreneurs. (May 2010)
1995-97: Pushed for (and got) capital gains tax cut. (Apr 2010)
Bailout combines bad policy with worst of Detroit’s decay. (Jul 2009)
1995 budget: cut taxes, regulations, & spending. (Aug 2008)
Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969.
Achieve balanced budget by 2002. (Jan 1995)
Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)


41 posted on 03/09/2012 7:11:25 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: SatinDoll

Those of us who have known Santorum for years have been trying to warn folks, he’s not what you think he is.. but of course we are flamed and attacked.


42 posted on 03/09/2012 7:12:26 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: All

CAIN: You spent a lot of distinguished years in Congress and then you left Congress and started other ventures and you were thinking outside the Washington bubble. What are three things you realized outside that bubble?

GINGRICH: As a business, you don’t get to stay in business unless you wake up every day thinking about how to keep customers. If you don’t earn your pay in business, a business won’t pay you. We need to apply Lean Six Sigma principles to government. In every aspect of the private sector someone is doing something brilliant that could be applied to government to reduce costs, but the Left and the media block this. If you found Best Practices across the country, you would be amazed at how quickly you could balance the budget and resolve the deficit. When I left office as Speaker, there was a swing of 5 TRILLION dollars and we had a balanced budget. CEOs set big goals with tight deadlines, delegate smartly, and don’t let any so-called experts in the room.

Source: Head-to-head debate between Herman Cain & Newt Gingrich , Nov 5, 2011


43 posted on 03/09/2012 7:14:33 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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"We have to frankly break the back of the secular-socialist machine, elect people committed to representing the American people, and then methodically rip the system apart."

~Newt Gingrich


44 posted on 03/09/2012 7:18:08 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: petercooper

Well Ricky is out there yapping again about JFK and separation of church and state so hopefully he will trivialize himself out of the race. He is not the guy for this critical time in history. Newt Gingrich is the only candidate with a plan to hit the ground running on day one to restore the constitutional republic.


45 posted on 03/09/2012 7:23:15 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: freedomfiter2
The deal is that he supported the agenda of a sitting GOP President. This is what most Senators will do. That is why a moderate Republican President is more dangerous than a leftist Democrat.

Very succinctly put. Perfect analysis. Santorum is a good conservative who is in line with the Catholic Church's mandate to care for the poor. He will be an outstanding president who will drive the left insane.

Romney, on the other hand, will be a liberal disaster who will pull even conservative Republican senators along with him--as George W. Bush did. If you're trashing Santorum, you're helping elect Romney.
46 posted on 03/09/2012 7:27:06 AM PST by Antoninus (Goal #1: Defeat Romney. Goal #2: Defeat Obama. If we don't achieve both goals, 2012 is a loss.)
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To: raybbr

You never get to read the other half of the quote because it is usually posted by Santorum supporters, he went to explain how the taxpayer is already paying for everyone’s insurance through ER bills and diagnostics, and many costly procedures done on an emergency basis, which are much more expensive than regular preventative doctor visits, or just in a doctor’s office. the “much more expensive” part was mine.


47 posted on 03/09/2012 7:35:07 AM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Marguerite

Marguerite, here are a few of Newt’s other accomplishments, for starters; (santorum’s 2 books are at the very end, one he wrote for his campaign, the other a bio about himself):

GINGRICH WRITINGS:

Nonfiction

Gingrich has authored or co-authored 18 non-fiction books since 1982.

* The Government’s Role in Solving Societal Problems, Associated Faculty Press, Incorporated. January 1982 ISBN 978-0-86733-026-7

* Window of Opportunity. Tom Doherty Associates, December 1985. ISBN 978-0-312-93923-6

* Contract with America (co-editor). Times Books, December 1994. ISBN 978-0-8129-2586-9

* Restoring the Dream. Times Books, May 1995. ISBN 978-0-8129-2666-8

* Quotations from Speaker Newt. Workman Publishing Company, Inc., July 1995. ISBN 978-0-7611-0092-8

* To Renew America. Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 1996. ISBN 978-0-06-109539-9

* Lessons Learned The Hard Way. HarperCollins Publishers, May 1998 ISBN 978-0-06-019106-1

* Presidential Determination Regarding Certification of the Thirty-Two Major Illicit Narcotics Producing and Transit Countries. DIANE Publishing Company, September 1999. ISBN 978-0-7881-3186-8

* Saving Lives and Saving Money. Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, April 2003. ISBN 978-0-9705485-4-2

* Winning the Future. Regnery Publishing, January 2005. ISBN 978-0-89526-042-0

* Rediscovering God in America: Reflections on the Role of Faith in Our Nation’s History and Future, Integrity Publishers, October 2006. ISBN 978-1-59145-482-3

* The Art of Transformation, with Nancy Desmond. CHT Press, November 29, 2006, ISBN 978-1-933966-00-7

* A Contract with the Earth, with Terry L. Maple. Johns Hopkins University Press, October 1, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8018-8780-2

* Real Change: From the World That Fails to the World That Works, Regnery Publishing, January 2008. ISBN 978-1-59698-053-2

* Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: A Handbook for Slashing Gas Prices and Solving Our Energy Crisis, with Vince Haley. Regnery Publishing, September 2008 ISBN 978-1-59698-576-6

* 5 Principles for a Successful Life: From Our Family to Yours, with Jackie Gingrich Cushman, Crown Publishing Group, May 2009 ISBN 978-0-307-46232-9

* To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine, with Joe DeSantis. Regnery Publishing, May 2010 ISBN 978-1-59698-596-4

* A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters, Regnery Publishing, June 2011 ISBN 978-1-59698-271-0

Fiction

Gingrich co-wrote the following alternate history novels and series of novels with William R. Forstchen.

* 1945 Baen Books, August 1995 ISBN 978-0-671-87739-2

Civil War Series

* Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War Thomas Dunne Books, June 2003 ISBN 978-0-312-30935-0

* Grant Comes East Thomas Dunne Books, June 2004 ISBN 978-0-312-30937-4

* Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory Thomas Dunne Books, June 2005 ISBN 978-0-312-34298-2

* The Battle of the Crater: A Novel Thomas Dunne Books, November 2011 ISBN 978-0-312-60710-4

Pacific War Series

* Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th Thomas Dunne Books, May 2007 ISBN 978-0-312-36350-5

* Days of Infamy Thomas Dunne Books, April 2008 ISBN 978-0-312-36351-2

Revolutionary War Series

* To Try Men’s Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom, October 2009, ISBN 978-0-312-59106-9

* Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory, November 2010, ISBN 978-0-312-59107-6

Films

* Nine Days that Changed the World, Gingrich Productions, April 2010[186]

Santorum Writings:

# Rick Santorum (2005). It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good. Intercollegiate Studies Institute. ISBN 1-932236-29-5.

# Rick Santorum (2005). Rick Santorum. Monument Press. ISBN 0-9769668-0-8.


48 posted on 03/09/2012 7:56:59 AM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Rick’s thoughts on Government and conservatism:

“This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I don’t think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals can’t go it alone.” source: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/rick-santorum-v-limited-government/

“What was my vision? I came to the uncomfortable realization that conservatives were not only reluctant to spend government dollars on the poor, they hadn’t even thought much about what might work better. I often describe my conservative colleagues during this time as simply ‘cheap liberals.’ My own economically modest personal background and my faith had taught me to care for those who are less fortunate, but I too had not yet given much thought to the proper role of government in this mission.” –Rick Santorum, p. IX It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005)

“I suspect some will dismiss my ideas as just an extended version of ‘compassionate conservatism.’ Some will reject what I have said as a kind of ‘Big Government Conservatism.’ Some will say that what I’ve tried to argue isn’t conservatism at all. But I believe what I’ve been presenting is the genuine conservatism our Founders envisioned. One that fosters the opportunity for all Americans to live as we are called to live, in selfless families that contribute to the general welfare, the common good.” –Rick Santorum, p. 421 It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005)

“If you’re a conservative, there really is only one place to go right now. I would even argue farther than that. If you’re a Republican, if you’re a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only one place to go right now and that’s Mitt Romney.” –Rick Santorum, 02/1/2008 [source:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/rick-santorum-mitt-romney_n_1009725.html?ref=mostpopular

Check out his brochure, 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Rick Santorum, where he proudly defends food stamps, increasing minimum wage, stem cell harvesting, college tuition subsidies, bloated school funding, working with Bono to fight world poverty, etc. http://mediacdn.reuters.com/media/us/editorial/pdf/50Things.pdf

Also see his disturbing voting record for more doozies: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/09/what-a-big-government-conservative-looks-like-2/


49 posted on 03/09/2012 8:12:16 AM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; ...

That’s a good list. People should go back to reading, starting with:

To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine

They also should watch this:

“Marxism in America, brought to you by Obama” by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Boykin - OAK

http://youtu.be/Z7w3ZEbC09k


50 posted on 03/09/2012 8:15:41 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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