Skip to comments.Rick Santorum offers a winning message
Posted on 04/09/2012 7:29:32 AM PDT by DBeers
Culture Challenge of the Week: The Truth About Rick Santorum
The challenge for any presidential candidate is to get his message out. For Rick Santorum, that has been an extra-tough challenge.
As the conservative standard-bearer, Rick has faced more than his share of antagonism and message-distortion from the liberal press. His response? To stand his ground and proclaim a bold message that resonates in the hearts of all Americans who actually get to hear it.
Rick is the real deal - a man open about his beliefs, authentic in living those convictions and compassionate to the plight of American families. And while he unfailingly supports the pro-life, pro-marriage values platform, his most powerful winning appeal may reside in how those values intersect with his understanding of sound economics.
In the recent Louisiana primary, Rick won not only conservative voters, but also moderate voters. Significantly, he won those voters for whom the economy matters most.
How did he garner that support? By communicating to Louisiana voters his bold economic plan - a plan often overlooked by press members eager to paint Rick as concerned only with social issues. The truth is that his economic views are why he is best poised to beat President Obama, because he understands that economics are woven into every aspect of our lives.
How to Save Your Family: Support Ricks Economic Freedom Agenda
The media is hiding the fact that Rick is a champion of economic freedom - and that he understands better than any other candidate the root cause of poverty in America and our ever growing nanny-state. Little-known is the fact that he has the experience learned in the school of hard knocks in Congress and the Senate to know how to push through his bold economic agenda for our future.
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I think he found something that few others have bothered with in his idea for eliminating the tax on manufacturing. In fact when we look at the whole thing, I think he calls for the largest total combined tax cuts.
There are still a lot of people who have to wake up and sniff the coffee. This thing is over. Even Gingrich pretty much admitted that yesterday.
The media is hiding the fact that Rick is a champion of economic freedom
Don’t blame it all on the media. Rick has to share some of the blame. He allowed himself to be derailed from issues people care about and tried to be the Pat Roberson of the 21st Century. It didn’t work for Pat in 1988 and it didn’t work for Rick in 2012. Nobody gives a crap if a 17 year old buys a condom on Saturday night or if soldiers have sex if women are allowed in combat zones. Sorry Rick, your Economic message is too little too late. You were the Conservatives last hope, but, you couldn’t stay on message and now we’re stuck with RINO-Rom.
Some pretty bitter coffee when you consider the fact that Romney has virtually no chance of winning against Obama.
Why bring up this dead horse issue? We have the Republican nominee...Mitt Romney...now who will you support...Mitt or Barack?
There are the useful idiots that support Obama and there are the useful idiots that support Romney -I am neither.
I support and defend God, the Republic, Life, Liberty, and Limited Government.
I will not vote for nor contribute to or support the spineless progressive known as Romney.
I will vote for the principled conservative choice for all offices and where there is no principled conservative I will write one in.
I personally think it was the plan all along.
After all, winning means you actually have to do something but there’s some awfully heavy lifting to be done. That comes with blame.
..Let's hope truth and facts will become the norm now...
....rather than the previous smears, falsehoods, ridicule and antagonism from many news organizations....
One can hope!
Be careful what you say around here, there are some extremely bitter people. I basically said the same thing a few days ago and was called all sorts of names including “p***y” (by a woman) and that I wouldn’t fight for our country. After I let her in on my 3 tours to Iraq she said my service was wasted because I never really got it. This place is about to go into total meltdown.
The GOP can kiss my vote good bye. I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR A CULT MEMBER.
Mormons are a CULT plain and Simple, no different than Scientology.
“Nice ... the political equivalent of the school yard punk asking the dweeb if he wants a punch in the face or a kick in the nuts. I’ll vote for the one that represents “conservatism”, thank you very much, and that is “none of the above”. The bullies never learn until dweebs pack up and fight back. It’s about time we genuine conservatives did just that.”
You nailed it so_real. Thank you.
“Christians bringing Prestige to Pagan Religion of Mormonism”
I think he found something that few others have bothered with in his idea for eliminating the tax on manufacturing. In fact when we look at the whole thing, I think he calls for the largest total combined tax cuts.Are you looking at a website comparing tax policies of the different candidates?
I hope he sticks it out. I’m glad Newt is too, because I feel there is still a chance for a brokered convention.
Now that is truly amazing, I lived in Salt Lake City, Utah for thirteen years and never realized I was living in the midst of crazed cultists...dang, they seemed like very decent people to me who loved God, family, and country. I guess that is kind of radical.
I don’t need to see that trash site you posted to know about Mormons...I do sincerely feel bad that you have decided to support Barack Obama but, then he isn’t a “cultist” is he?
“I will not vote for nor contribute to or support the spineless progressive known as Romney. “
Well, you are doing exactly what the democrats want you to do...congratulations on your principled stance. When Barack is re-elected I think you gave up your right to complain about it...you helped him get re-elected.
“Nice ... the political equivalent of the school yard punk asking the dweeb if he wants a punch in the face or a kick in the nuts.”
I am sorry for the issues you exude there, but to get back to the point we need to discuss...please tell me how helping the democrats stay in power is good for you and the conservative movement again? BTW, I am the real thing...a conservative through and through...And, I will support Romney with pleasure to throw the democrats out of office. Of course, I have children to think of so I am a little more motivated to see this country have a chance of restoring freedom...
That's utter bull-crap and you well know it. From the get go it was and is well known a vote for Romney was a vote for Obama...that has not changed...and the reasons for that being said from the beginning have not changed.
I will not support a baby killing candidate...not on my watch...nor one who has said they are one of the best friends the homosexual community could have....nor continue to enlarge our government and vote every liberal bill he can.....that is not going to happen.
You Romney voters can kiss my butt as some have said. If Obama wins it's because of Romney supporters both the GOP Elitists and those who continue to follow their lead.
You are allowing yourself to be a pawn for the democrats...try thinking rather than screaming your thoughts...you don’t even make sense right now!
Romney is pro-life...he learned (as did I) that the unborn is life. He also is a successful businessman who believes in free markets.
He is not perfect...none of them are, but he IS going to be the nominee and we have to decide whether we help the democrats or America...I choose to help America and will help Romney get elected...there is a huge difference between Romney and the democrats, don’t delude yourself.
“who believes in free markets”
Are you delusional? What is free market about Romneycare? Global warming cap n trade schemes? Indexing the minimum wage for inflation? Gasoline taxes (see Greg Mankiw)? Bailouts for banks?....on and on and on
Romney is no friend of free markets. He is big government through and through.
Frankly, if a stupid picture of a dog sleeping with a cat can go “viral” in minutes on a number of formats, I’m getting a little tired of hearing about candidates “not being able to get their message out” crap.
You cannot be a conservative and vote Romney....you can't have it both ways....so I'll just call you on the conservative part.
I can't imagine what you think Romney will do about the Democrates....he certainly has no spine to take them on...particularly because he's one of them.
Romney's running because he wants to be President...the next step of his suceessess in life because theirs no where else for him to go.
He's not about changing this nation...he's about filling a seat with all the lines drawn for him to fill in...and you can be certain he'll fill them neatly and tidy for the Democrates...his history in Mass. proves it and that will include any he appoints for the Supreme Court.
The man is a fraud as much as Obama is
You argue from the assumption that Romney is better. Nothing in his record or in his life or in his rhetoric makes that case to me.
He makes George W. look like Reagan and W. was a squishy moderate that gave us more spending than Bill Clinton with the help of the Romney types in Congress. How’d that work out for them? Huh? They got killed in 2006 and 2008.
And it was only true CONSERVATIVES, with the Tea Party, that took back the House. Not Romney moderate RINO types. And look at our thanks! RINO Speaker Boehner and Legacy Lover McConnell. Geez, what a waste.
Toss in Mitt Romney and we’ll get Obamacare-Lite and just become slaves a decade later than the Dems want.
Woo Hoo, what a choice! Guess I’ll have at least ten more years to find another country to move to before I bail out.
And thank God Romney agrees with Obama that Augusta should have women as members. What a leader. I was bowled away with his extremely articulate statement explaining his thinking in such detail. What a douchebag.
Take a look...not perfect, but not all bad either:
Why don’t you find out the real facts rather the hysterical concerns?
Read his positions as presented by a “neutral” third party. I am the real thing...that is why I KNOW that reelecting Obama and strengthening the democrats right now will result in horrible bloodshed within a few short years. This is not about some sporting event, it is the real thing. If our side loses we lose more than an election...think about it some and don’t be swayed by those who are confused by misguided principles.
You do know that link doesn’t help the cause don’t you? And please, oh enlightened one, explain exactly what you call hysterical concerns?
Are you going to now make a fool of yourself by proclaiming Romney would, in fact, be more conservative than George W. Bush?
He’s stated recently that he stands behind Romneycare. His campaign advisers are big government movers and shakers ala Greg “$2/gallon tax on gasoline” Mankiw and other assorted envirowhackos (http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/07/romneys-pending-sell-out-on-gl). Romney himself stated DURING THIS CAMPAIGN that he supports indexing the minimum wage for inflation.
Romney talks free market. Walks big government.
“Are you going to now make a fool of yourself by proclaiming Romney would, in fact, be more conservative than George W. Bush?”
George W was/is one of the most conservative Presidents we have had and had the distinction of being the last American President we have had. Just because you do not understand freedom or free markets does not mean that the world is colored by your sunglasses...reality still exists you know. Romney is reasonably conservative...evidence that by the fact that so many conservatives are endorsing him. Go to this site and actually take a look at the facts:
There are the facts...
I mean REALLY? This from your link under “Voting Record” on abortion alone:
Would be delighted to sign federal ban on all abortions. (Nov 2007) “How’s that a voting record?”
2005: Vetoed availability without Rx of morning-after pill. (Aug 2007) “Oh, only without a prescription which I’m sure are passed out like candy by school nurses.”
Defining mistake: supported abortion law despite opposing it. (Aug 2007) “Is he sleeping with John Kerrey?”
Would welcome overturning Roe v. Wade. (Mar 2007) “Again, that’s not a voting record. And then of course...”
Committed to not change law on abortion as Gov., and did not. (Mar 2007) “What a leader!”
Opposes Roe v Wade, but wont tamper with abortion laws. (Dec 2006) “Again, did he get this one after pillow talk with John Kerrey?”
Vetoed emergency contraception for rape victims. (Jul 2005)
Endorsed legalization of RU-486. (Mar 2002) “What?”
Again, are you sure you aren’t confused as to what “help” is from a web link?
From what I can see those are Romney’s stated positions not actions that he took while in office. Big deal. I can put up hundreds of Romney big government links. Like I said he talks free market. Walks big government.
“George W was/is one of the most conservative Presidents we have had and had the distinction of being the last American President we have had. “
Okay, first your a birther. Fine. As if that isn’t moot already.
Second, do you seriously think W was one of the most conservative? How? Didn’t raise tax rates like his daddy? Is that it? Medicare Part D was a HUGE liberal idea and waste of money. No Child Left Behind was written by Ted Kennedy (and the Dems now hate the program because it was a talking point and never wanted it) and wasted millions. He SHOVED illegal immigration down our throats and wondered why they lost Congress in 2006.
And son, I’ve been living in the free markets longer than you can understand them. So don’t try and tell me a “conservative” like Bush didn’t say “I have to destroy the free market in order to save it” and illegally bailed out the auto unions and big Democrat hack bankers. Yeah, he really understood capitalism.
I guess 2008 is a blur in your mind and you thought McCain was a genius.
And don’t act so pompous as to throw out your “list” of conservative backers of Romney since it’s clear our definition of conservative differs drastically.
Thank goodness life has gotten busier, and I don’t have much time to spend here now. THE TARDS ARE HERE! Claiming Bush and Romney are and were conservative free marketeers. ROFL.
I’ve got your back! LOL
“..Mitt or Barack?”
BOTH are liberals.
When you run a liberal against as liberal, you will end up with a liberal.
I am not a “birther”...I simply understand that America is more of a philosophy than a geographical location. America represents individual liberty, Christianity, and hence limited government. America has been killed in this country...the best we can do is to restore it. We are not a free nation...there is hardly a decision you make that does not involve the government in some manner.
I KNOW W was one of the most conservative Presidents we have had. Yes, he believed that you and all have a right to their own property. Thus, he cut taxes...it was the Republican congress that made the cuts temporary so that they could use the issue as an election tool later. BTW, Romney wants to make the tax cuts permanent (pretty liberal eh?). W, tried to push for personal ownership as an ideal...folks...probably like you simply did not have a clue. While he went around the nation getting lambasted for trying to put our own retirement into our hands...the so called conservatives ignored it. I know you were out there in the streets carrying signs and showing support, but you were one of the few.
I was fortunate enough to attend one of the Presidential Galas and heard W speak...off the cuff. He spoke of the importance in the Middle East of bringing God’s desire for man to live free. That each and every soul had the right to be free...gee that is conservative as hell and more conservative than any President since Ronald Reagan declared the pact with the Soviet Union that gave them eastern Europe illegal for our then President to sign...and hence non-binding. Anyway, W also spoke of the real fight...that between evil and good. He understood the influence evil was having in our world and that we cannot fight evil with evil and hope to win. That hatred would result in defeat for us...in other words a true Christian leader.
His effort in No Child Left Behind were strategic and morally sound. Consider, if we truly put tough standards to the education system (which there was no way we were going to abandon it...true conservatives like you would have had a hissy fit!)that made them teach...how enriching that would be for our society. But, more importantly how it was immoral to continue with the racist inefficiency and intolerable sloth of our system. That was a conservative answer in a non-conservative nation. It was a step in the right direction. He also pushed vouchers...but, even though there were millions of people out there voicing their support for freedom of choice of schools...it didn’t work (yes, I am being facetious to make a larger point).
As usual his strategic mind saw the problem of illegal immigration more fully than most. There is no way...none, zip, nada that we will deport twenty million people. It would crash our economy, be heartless and morally wrong. His Christianity would not allow it, and it simply is not smart. He was just honest enough to let you know that. Many prefer to hear the lies from those who would deceive for powers sake.
You may be an old man Fledermaus, but you do not understand free markets or economics...you simply relate that which you THINK is conservative...I don’t see anywhere where you understand freedom.
Bush did not destroy the free market and never implied that he did. He stated that he needed to use a tactic that was not generally free market principled to save the free market. And, he was right in his assessment. The initial bailout was simply injecting cash in a true emergency situation...with no strings attached, which was actually free market principled...and it worked. I realize you do not understand what happened when there was a extremely serious, dangerous run on our financial institutions...but trust me when I say it was a real calamity that could have resulted in much much more damage than 9/11 and yes, I believe it was manipulated, not by W but some group that wanted to seriously harm the US.
It may interest you to know that I studied Economics in college, have made a good living using that knowledge in investments. We are not a free nation Fledermaus...we don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing those who would defeat the real enemy of America...the democrats. So, if you can get off your high horse of misplaced, misguided principles and join in the fight...it would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise you are doing nothing...not one thing other than supporting the democrats. Duped into a strategy that guarantees their continued power.
No RINO left behind equates to more big big government -the utopian ends you want do not legitimize the federal means THIS IS PROGRESSIVE. The REAL conservatives' 'goal' entails getting the federal government out of the business of eduction; getting rid of central planning, and returning education back to state and local control.
As usual his strategic mind saw the problem of illegal immigration more fully than most. There is no way...none, zip, nada that we will deport twenty million people.
More RINO talking points. The President is NOT a dictator and as such should uphold the law -period.
Your immigration dreams are conflated with your lack of understanding as to how much power the Executive really has. Obama is ignoring the law and YOU are ignoring the Constitution.
P.S. 'We' still have that pesky convention to go through before 'your' RINO is possibly anointed like McCain was. Last I heard, the process is not over except in the minds of the progressive media and the minds of RINOs...
Don’t let reality shake up your life friend...just keep holding on to those delusions...you will be “happier” that way. God Bless
For what ever reason you appear to think others need to have lessons in what this election is about. I think they know that perfectly well.
I will be voting “for” a candidate because that is what we do at elections. Fully aware that it will not be for Romney and why. ..and this with a clear conscious before God and the citizens of our country....who understand this is America and what it’s about.
You are certainly “Free” to vote “for” Romney regardless of how you chooose to frame your decision as are all Americans. I will not be voting for a liberal.
The GOP will continue to put RINOS in the front because once again they see our supporting a RHINO means we approve. I’m done voting RHINOS....McCain was the last and I will not do so again. I will not give the GOP the green light to continue to do so.
So NO ...to Romney. A vote for Romney is a vote for Obama and we all knew this from the get go.
The only Republican in the past 120+ years who has been able to oust a Democrat President was Ronald Reagan, and he didnt do it by being a Romney-style moderate. He did it with bold colors, not pale pastels.
No serious person really believes that Mitt Romney will do anything to attempt the kind of reforms that we need. If anything, hell slow things down.
The big Republican victories of recent years 1980, 1994, and 2010 were achieved by running as unabashed conservatives. Candidates like Ford, Dole, and McCain lose and thats the kind of Republican that Romney is. Dont believe it? Look around him personnel is policy.
Romney’s nomination ensures Obama’s re-election, and he’s bad for candidates down ballot too.
It appears your mind is made up. You are going to not vote for Romney. You have chosen, out of some principle, to help the democrats. I am truly sorry you are doing that. But, you will make your president Obama very proud. Although I would wager that he will scorn folks who helP him as you do. You see, tyrants have no pity for decency. They will simply know that their strategy to divIde Americans worked. Power is all they care about and your help to them will not truly be appreciated. They hate us, this is not an exaggeration, it is reality. If they had the power they would do truly horrible things to you and your family. Don’t delude yourself otherwise, they show their intent every time they make a new regulation to chip away at our freedom. They show their intent with the mob forces they incite and protect. There is no room in their nation for people like you and I, they only put up with us for now because they have to.
I fear, truly fear for the safety of my children should democrats remain in power. We no longer have two American party’s we have one American party, republican that while not perfect, does believe in American ideals as does Romney. The democrat party has truly been taken over by evil. Just like the nazi’s and communIsts were used last century. What that means is they will be about death and repression, literally. One would have to be pretty deluded to put Romney into that group. Unfurtunately, there are those who choose to ignore his conservative values and focus on what they disagree with about him. There are those who may not vote for him simply because he is Mormon. Democrats know this and their media surrogates will play on this to divide us, while playing on racial, gender, and economic hatred to incite their base. You watch, they will. Are concerned very little when some folks are killed by over zealous members of their group. Power is all they care about.
Congratulations on sitting down for your princiPles. Your children will suffer greatly, buy hey you can feel smug with yourself.
One only needs one reason now NOT to vote for Romney!...........”Newt Gingrich”...and that says it all!
Wake up Republicans....we still can take Romney and Obama out!