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Santorum: "I don't care" about unemployment rate
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400375-503544/santorum-says-i-dont-care-what-the-unemployme ^ | Mon Mar 19, 2012 | Rebecca Kaplan

Posted on 03/19/2012 7:03:28 PM PDT by Josh Painter

Rick Santorum is coming under fire for saying that the unemployment rate and economic growth are secondary issues to that of freedom in his campaign, a statement that rival Mitt Romney's campaign quickly seized on as being tone-deaf to the plight of out-of-work Americans.

"We need a candidate who's going to be a fighter for freedom. Who's going to get up and make that the central theme in this race because it is the central theme in this race," Santorum told a crowd of about 200 voters during a rally here on Monday. "I don't care what the unemployment rate's going to be. Doesn't matter to me. My campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It's something more foundational that's going on."

The event had barely ended when Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul e-mailed reporters to offer up the statement as evidence of Santorum being an "economic lightweight," a charge that Romney has been making in recent days. The former Massachusetts governor gave a speech in Chicago on Monday attacking President Obama's stewardship of the economy.

"Wow. Sen. Santorum may not care about the unemployment rate in this country or the nearly 24 million Americans struggling for work, but Mitt Romney does and is running to get people back to work," Saul said. "If anyone needed evidence that Rick Santorum is an economic lightweight, they needn't look any further than his various statements today. We're not going to turn around this economy by replacing one former senator with zero job-creating experience with another senator with zero job-creating experience. He has proven it once again," she wrote.

Romney himself, in a subsequent appearance at Bradley University, reaffirmed his concern for unemployment.

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Santorum sought to clarify his comments to reporters after the event...

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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KEYWORDS: disaster; economy; emptyvest; gop; santorum; santorumunemployment; santorumvsteaparty; unemployment; whatanidiot; whatasnob
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Santorum is an idiot who will never learn to engage his brain before he shoots off his mouth.
1 posted on 03/19/2012 7:03:38 PM PDT by Josh Painter
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Correct link: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400375-503544/santorum-says-i-dont-care-what-the-unemployment-rates-going-to-be/


2 posted on 03/19/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Josh Painter

Screw jobs, let’s talk about porn!


3 posted on 03/19/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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Correct title: Santorum says “I don’t care what the unemployment rate’s going to be”


4 posted on 03/19/2012 7:07:30 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: EEGator

Porn is a screw job of sorts...


5 posted on 03/19/2012 7:07:37 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: EEGator

agreed. LOL. Saint Rick is imploding.


6 posted on 03/19/2012 7:08:33 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Josh Painter

We got the two worst of the eight who started out on top of the charts now. Congrats America.


7 posted on 03/19/2012 7:08:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Josh Painter

I agree with that statement. I also think the country is too far gone. Most people are concerned with making their car and cable payment, the hell with freedom.


8 posted on 03/19/2012 7:09:35 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Josh Painter

I dont care either because the hussein numbers are all lies.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 7:09:42 PM PDT by biggredd1
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Santorum doesn’t care about the unemployment rate, Romney isn’t worried about the poor. What a bunch of knuckleheads. We’re gonna get killed in November...


10 posted on 03/19/2012 7:09:48 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Josh Painter

Big “Political” mistake!


11 posted on 03/19/2012 7:10:19 PM PDT by Deagle
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YOU GOT THAT RIGHT. and yes I am screaming at all the idiots that think Rick is some messiah.

This guy was/is nothing without NEWT GINGRICH, who once tried to make something out of RICKY. Ricks failure is self inflicted.

12 posted on 03/19/2012 7:11:05 PM PDT by annieokie
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Santorum is an idiot who will never learn to engage his brain before he shoots off his mouth.

I agree, and think of the idiots who are going to vote for this dork.

13 posted on 03/19/2012 7:11:14 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Josh Painter

Santorum needs duck tape ASAP!

14 posted on 03/19/2012 7:11:40 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Josh Painter

What a coincidence, I don’t really care what the media thinks. He’s head and shoulders above Obamney and that’s a;ll that matters.


15 posted on 03/19/2012 7:12:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Santorum is a loser, idiot, and mental case.

Same as his lawyer comrade MYTH ROMNEY, whom he endorsed for POTUS in 2008, and who's supporters money he is using to run this very day.

Except Romney and his entire family are cowards who have avoided military service going back generations, while sweater vest idiot man's family are GIGANTIC ITALIAN COMMUNISTS.

Not sure if they are cowards,but they are definitely RED.

16 posted on 03/19/2012 7:12:48 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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santo meant to say who cares about the unemployment rate if we are all communists.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 7:13:11 PM PDT by biggredd1
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So let's recap. Romney goes where the wind blows. Santorum is going to be Bush Jr. all over again, in more ways than one. Paul is a nutball. And apparently Gingrich is a mean, unpredictable old man. Fantastic. We're truly, whole-heartedly, unforgivably f!@#$d. Between this and the welfare video someone posted a while ago I need to finish preparing to go Galt.
18 posted on 03/19/2012 7:13:27 PM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: Sun; antonius; Impy; BillyBoy

There goes Illinois. If he doesn’t care about the unemployment rate, he’s the only one.


19 posted on 03/19/2012 7:14:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: annieokie

Yeah lets talk about the Jolly green Gingrich shall we?

Continues to support ethanol subsidies, just like Obama. Wants to incentivize green vehicles, just like Obama. Wants to create whole new federal agencies, just like Obama.

Unlike Obama, he’ll never be president.


20 posted on 03/19/2012 7:14:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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