Skip to comments.Newt is far more conservative than Santorum
Posted on 03/14/2012 11:39:08 AM PDT by entropy12
Newt was the force behind Contract with America. That resulted in GOP win after 40 years of losses. Newt helped president Reagan balance budgets and create millions of new jobs, as Speaker of the House.
Rick Santorums voting record:
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.
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
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 for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Job Corps funding Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted for minimum wage increases six times Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board. Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.
Voted for funding for the legal services corporation. Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
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.
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 against food stamp REFORM Voted against Medicaid REFORM Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.
Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million 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 to increase community development programs by $2 billion.
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.
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 to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Sorry to say but both Newt and Santorum are losers in a general election.
You failed to mention that the remainder of his campaign will serve no purpose other than to assure Mitt Romney the nomination.
Newt sat on the couch with Nancy.
Newt said FDR was among our “greatest Presidents”
Newt attacked Paul Ryan's plan
Newt has HIS troubles and problems, just like any candidate.
Try the “Serenity Prayer” as there is little hope, now, for Gingrich to pull off a clear-cut victory. Even Newt, himself, calls Santorum a “Conservative” ! (Or were you listening to Newt, last night?)
I would prefer that Santorum drops out and clears the path for the real conservative, Newt Gingrich, with a proven record of big accomplishments.
America has become too stupid for Newt Gingrich.
My dad can beat up your dad!
No particular fan of any of the three... But I get a kick out of Santorum being transformed into a Jim DeMint type Republican.
The guy was a one trick pony as a Senator. He was a leader of the social conservative wing. Other than that he was pretty much a run of the mill Bush (semi)big government republican.
I wouldn’t put him in the class of a RINO or a Mitt Romney, but Gingrich was a much more fiscally conservative rep.
Newt has admitted sitting on the couch with Nancy was a mistake. It takes a big man to admit his mistakes, correct them and move on.
Let’s face it. it’s a rough row for any of the 3. But Obama-lite (Romney), will get slaughtered beyond measure.
“Newt helped president Reagan balance budgets and create millions of new jobs, as Speaker of the House. “
Do you actually know when Reagan was president and Gingrich was speaker?
“America has become too stupid for Newt Gingrich.”
But Newtbelieves in man-caused global warming, a complete leftist fantasy, and should have been smart and principled enough to know better
Santorum has never pushed this point of view.
Hoffman in NY-23, nuff said.
Newt recognized Hoffman was a very bad candidate and did not wish to give democrats one more seat.
Why on Earth would Santorum drop out for Newt?
Which one keeps winning primaries?
“Right wing social engineering.”
Does it matter? The fact we should pay attention to is that Newt demonstrated fiscal restraint and squeezed Clinton into spending restraints.
I’m For Santorum.
I love Newt but that’s a bit creepy...don’t you think?
Please read Santorum’s ACTUAL votes and tell me with a straight face he is more conservative than Newt’s actual voting record. Taking Newt’s words out of context is not nearly as important as actual RECORDED VOTES by Santorum.
Newt is NOT convinced the global warming is man made. He is keeping his mind open. The fact is no one knows for sure if man is contributing to increase in global warming.
I was going to post that you are going to be attacked for any reference that Santorum is not “Fiscally” Conservative, too late. But we do know there is a “Fiscally” Conserative in the race that also has an excellant voting record on “Socially” Conservative issues. I also believe Newt is responsible for obama’s drop in the polls because of Newt’s energy policy and obama’s weak responses to him, the White House reduced to saying he lied then having to retract that. Newt is the one we need to beat obama.
Maybe so, but when Newt runs out of money (i.e. when Adelson stops signing the checks), it’ll be all over.
We all know this is how it works, how conservative he is has no bearing on anything.
Yeah, that is some conservative hero right there. LOL
I have no problem if you prefer Santorum. If you prefer a big spending politician who has actual recorded votes to prove that, I can’t stop you. Note that Newt is just as pro-life as any others running.
Nahhhh...it has gravitas. It doesn’t scare real men.
Please read what else was attached to many of Santorum’s actual votes sometime. It would be fairly simple to go back to Newt’s votes as well and cherry pick things that would make him look bad. How many budget items, for example, did he vote for that would not pass his own tests?
Arlen Specter. ‘Nuff said.
No it doesn’t. He has even wrote books in support of GW.
He was only “big” enough to apologize at election time. LOL
Al Sharpton Education tour
OK, but please note that Newt has not voted a single dime on man made global warming issues.
Santorum on the other hand has ACTUALLY voted Billions and Billions on liberal issues.
Newt is so brilliant that he never knows until after the fact how wrong he can be.
That pales in comparison to the $$$$$$ Santorum has actually voted to spend on liberal issues.
Dede Scozzafava. ‘Nuff said.
Is’nt there a single big donor funding Santorum’s superpack?
Bridge to Nowhere Saintorum will never be the president of this country.
Heck, his campaign is a Bridge to Nowhere.....
Hoffman in NY-23.....a gift to democrats, nuff said.
“Newt is NOT convinced the global warming is man made. He is keeping his mind open. The fact is no one knows for sure if man is contributing to increase in global warming.”
that’s NOT what he said from the couch with Pelosi.
Anyone with a speck of common sense should have noticed the rush to judgment back then in favor of man-made global warming. When you start wanting to try skeptics as people akin to “holocaust deniers,” you’re no longer doing science.
My last post in this thread....have to go!
Listen all fellow Freepers, you may vote for the candidate of your choice. If it is not Newt, I will not hold it against you. Thanks for all the responses. Even the snarky ones!
Why does congress need to pass a doctor fix each year????
His campaign is as over as his giant mirror idea.
Pushing for him to get more delegates does not hurt Romney.
There is nothing good about actively campaigning for Newt any more.
If he had won decisively last night over Santorum I'd have begun supporting Newt today, reluctantly. I know it will be hard to realize this.
John King at CNN put forth on his delightfully easy to follow electronic delegate counting graphic various scenarios last night, and I happened to catch that segment twice. There is no way around it:
If Santorum does his best reasonably imaginable from here on. with Romney winning all the predicted Romney win battles, Santorum catches up to Mitt and can win. If Gingrich steps out now. With Gingrich still in the race, most likely Romney gets them all in enough time to win. Or is missing a tiny amount by the convention. He WILL be the nominee.
It is crystal clear.
Newt is a moral degenerate. He would be a republican bj clinton. No thanks.
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