Skip to comments.Problems With the Truth: Confessions of a 22-Year Rick Santorum Observer
Posted on 04/05/2012 8:17:49 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Ive known Rick Santorum for 22 years, having first met him in 1990 before hed won his first campaign for Congress. I interviewed him on WORD-FM, an evangelical Christian radio station where I was a frequent guest host (and eventually a full-time host) early in his campaign.
If I was not the first media personality to interview Rick, I was one of the first. I had Rick as a guest at the request of my friend, Mark Rogers, who was running Ricks campaign. Over the years I interviewed Rick at least a dozen times and debated him several times as well. I personally knew most of his staff, almost hired one member of his staff as the research director of a think tank I ran, and eventually did hire another of his staff members as my administrative assistant.
As I mentioned before, I was friends with the man who ran his first campaign and who ended up being Ricks chief of staff when Rick was in Congress. I was best man at the marriage of a Santorum staff member and one of my closest friends. This couple may well be my wifes and my closest friends. Ive had dealings on more than one occasion with a media/public relations firm run by John Brabender, who has done most of Ricks media campaign work.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Devastating stuff from Mr. Bowyer, the former head of a conservative think-tank around here and former local radio talk show host.
Thanks again for reminding me on the opening day of baseball season how they did an end-run around the clear expression of the voters to build those stadiums with public money anyhow.
Claimed it would make the Pirates competitive. In 1999.
Some of us have been posting the facts here about Santorum from the start, only to be attacked as evil people who hate a “godly man,” which is apparently his latest reinvention of himself once he found that it worked to get votes.
“Wish I’d known this before I voted for Santorum last Tuesday.”
And why do you assume that this article is being entirely honest? After all, all of these alleged problems have been around for years, but now they are just being revealed? I love these last minute revelations - like the idiot article that kept being posted about how Santorum was really, secretly pro-abortion.
Forbes, like the rest of the establishment media is in the tank for Mittens. You are “being played”, and now, because of credulous people like you, we will end up with Mittens, whom we of course know is an honorable man and conservative with deeply held conservative convictions.
Santorum isn’t my first choice - or even my second or third. Maybe not even my fourth choice. Nevertheless, with whatever policy faults he has, he is vastly better than Mittens.
The establishment is scared silly of someone form there is at least one issue where compromise is out of the question.
Any candidate who said what Santorum said about George Zimmerman without any facts is a LOSER of the first order!
You knew this information before you voted for him, didn't you?
I don’t support Rick Santorum. I find him as pasty and boring and uninspiring as this, uh, what is this? An article? An Opinion? Some ramblings? I could hardly read this dribble. It is written like they guy is sitting on his toilet with his iPad in hand after waking up in the middle of the night because he is constipated. He seems to be half asleep.
So, why don’t you rebut what Bowyer says with specifics instead of calling Forbes a rag and bashing local talk show hosts?
Then, I might believe you. But not now.
After reading the article, all I’m going to say is that I’m a Newt supporter until the end, and I have no regrets about that.
I forgot about that one, I’m sorry to say. However, I wasn’t going to vote for Mittens or whatever obscene nickname he has now. I wasn’t going to vote for Newt because he’s married to his mistress. (Yes, I know that’s horribly judgmental in an era where Clintonian Republicans get a pass, but I don’t care.)
That left Paul and Santorum. Paul actually appealed more to me, based on his ideas, but I could not forgive his associations with people such as Stormfront folks, so I voted for Santorum. So there.
Santorum has one leg in the past and one in the future. He is out of step in war advocacy as our solution for peace. But Santorum’s social message is ahead of the times. He is a pioneer like Goldwater. As the moral greed and selfishness of the country increases, the moral awakening will resonate more. ‘Greed is good’, but doing good is better.
He’s this campaign season’s Huckabee, trotted out there to siphon off just enough conservative votes to secure the nomination of the establishment selected candidate. The same people fell for it last time, and fell for it again.
The MSM would never broadcast such damaging information while the lightning rod was was doing its job. Only now, when his usefulness is extinguished, do they let the information flow.
This is mere confirmation of facts that have been shown previously. It will be funny to continue to read the passionate and angry defenses of Little Saint Ricky from the willfully blind who have supporting him.
I read the whole thing... Jerry Bowyer excoriates Santo on several “things” BUT not on being a Union stooge.. Bowyer must also be a Union stooge.. Which is Santo’s greatest FAULT..
Romney is also a Union stooge, you know, like OBAMA..
Funny most people are seeming to miss the main reason Santo Romney or anyone else SHOULD NOT BECOME President..
Being a GOON for the Unions.. or supporting federal givernment power for Unions.. Unions of every type and parasitic agenda.. Federal and State power for an inside group, a cabal of Vampires.. UNIONS.. all of them..
Bowyer missed all that.. ON PURPOSE.. much as Bill O’Really and all of FOX News misses it for the same reasons.. A brief look at Wisconsin will show why? Unions are parasitic and a political disease.. Unions are buried so deep in Chicagos political machine they are one and the same as the democrat party.. and the republican party AS WELL...
ONLY NEWT has “hinted” at destroying the Unions power base..
That is, Local, State and Federal Givernment support..
Only “right to work” laws can allow FREEDOM to exist..
NO “right to work” NO FREEDOM.. some States are NOT Free..
The people of PA apparently got sick enough of him to toss him out on his ass in 2006.
Interesting. I didn’t find it to be “dribble.” Which part is drivel? This wasn’t opinion. Bowyer listed Rick’s “lies” very clearly and then elucidated.
Do you have anything specific to rebut what Bowyer says? You can convince me with facts. As it is, I had heard about Rick’s house-buying deceit. In my opinion, Santorum is just another dxxxed politician.
Not that you’re not entitled to your opinion, but mega-barf.
I rest my case.........Now some of you can see why I have fought so hard to get the truth out about this impostor and fraud.
I am not a Santorum supporter and I go along with all of this except the real estate issue.
The people of Pennsylvania can’t really expect that their senators and congresscreatures will physically live in PA and put in a four-hour one-way commute to Capitol Hill every work day. Those who work on Capitol Hill have to live within reasonable commuting distance, which means northern Virginia or close-in Maryland (= 45 + minutes drive time, depending on the state of the nightmarish traffic). Those are staggeringly expensive areas. A house in towns like Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Great Falls, McLean, or Alexandria suitable for a senator or congressperson to do professional entertaining will definitely cost upwards of a million dollars. If he can afford it, why not? And if he wants to enroll his kids in a cyber school under the supervision of their mother, as many homeschool families do, why not do that too? I see that as being better than enrolling them in local schools in Virginia.
Everything else in the article, yes.
Ouch. This is going to leave a mark.
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