Skip to comments.Santorum - Republicans no longer the party of Goldwater and small government
Posted on 03/19/2012 4:42:09 AM PDT by Def Conservative
September 3, 2008 Interview with TPMtv - Santorum says that the GOP has moved away from the Goldwater, "small government" ideas. The full interview can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3uqZSih_wYU
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Another one for the email/twitter lists...
Dear Lord, PLEASE help people to WAKE UP. Encourage them to LISTEN to more than what these candidates are saying NOW. Lord, we have the internet. Please... let them use it to learn something!
May God guide our course.
Starting at 3:20, I've paraphrased, since I'm doing this mobile on a bus. mostly quoted (removed the "uhs" and "you knows").
Republicans, to our credit, have sort of morphed away from the Goldwater idea, you know, that the government needs to be smaller, needs to do less, it needs to be doing nothing except what it's core functions are, to a party that says we need to restructure the way we do programs to create the kind of incentives, help and programs that gives that authority to solve these problems to folks closer to these people, the family or individual themselves.
I don't think Mittens is even that bad.
Barry Goldwater was, on social issues, a libertarian and a Constitutionalist. He was not a social conservative. He did not think the federal government should impose its will on the states or the people thereof, which was taken as code for endorsing segregation, which it wasn’t. (Goldwater was himself instrumental in ending discrimination in Arizona, through his business and, when he served in the state government, in education.)
This shouldn’t shock anyone that has been paying attention to Santorum.
Man, he can say that again.
Saint Rick is nauseating.
Just watched Sen Santorum’s interview by Charlie Rose on CBS Morning Show. Open collar checkered shirt under a suit-coat, extremely haltingly answered questions, stuttered almost as much as Stuttering Mitt, anybody that WAS paying attention would not have had a good impression of our likely VP nominee.
True enough, probably. Republican is the new Democrat, while Democrat is the new Communist.
Senator, Rick, the GOP was never the party of Goldwater, smaller government etc, unless they are dragged into it kicking and screaming. Look at what Boehner has done after the Tea Party made him Speaker. He’s either fabulously incompetent or on the other side (or of course both). Explain his “deals” starting in the lame duck session through today.
Clearly displaying the justification of corrupt use of power by someone who has been in DC too long.
You cannot legislate morals but you can legislate morally. Santorum’s time to do the right thing has passed. Stand down, Rick. You’re embarrasing yourself and conservatives.
The position wasn’t what surprised me. It was how candid and flippant he was about his opinion on those who believe in freedom.
Rose colored glasses, ear plugs, and Kool aid, please.
Bump for later.
programs that gives that authority to solve these problems to folks closer to these people, the family or individual themselves....
I thought that the individual had the authority already and that it was they who could “give authority” to the institutions. But, what do I know?
Now we're going to nominate either a liberal from MA or a big government statist from PA. Either way (or with Obama) we're done.
The difference between the packaging and the contents with Santorum today is at least as great as it was with the Kenyan in 2008. Clearly, Santorum is no conservative.
Which if either win the Nominations will lead to four more years of Obama.
The only one that had the knowledge and intestinal fortitude was Newt. But Alas he was not Pretty enough or Saintly enough.
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