Skip to comments.Santorum Bashes Cruz: He Did More Harm (Ricky outted as just a pro life lib estab)
Posted on 10/27/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
Appearing on NBCs Meet the Press, former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum bashed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), saying that Cruzs crusade against Obamacare had ben counterproductive. I would say in the end, he did more harm. I think it was not his objective," Santorum said.
He continued: "I think his objective was a laudable one. I think he didn't do a very good job of planning it out. I think it's one thing to have a goal and another thing to have a plan to get you to that goal
Unlike the Democratic party who has a leader, has the president, there isn't a leader in the Republican Party right now. That's part of the problem. That's part of the mess and the confusion. But that's always the way it is with a party out of power. You have lots of different faces and those faces, as we've seen, they come and they go."
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Told ya so ping...
All aboard the Huckabee Bus!!!! RS in row one, seat one.
Bridge to nowhere.
Ricky must not have had the time to catch up on the news about the failure of ObamaCare. Senator Cruz was right.
Try telling that to Levin, Santorum.
What a bunch of losers in that GOP field in the last election.
Santorum: Feed him to the pigs.
Santorum needs to shut up and go away. He is a blowhard loser has been.
nothing he thinks or says matter
and yet, as some of us tried to point out.....time and time and time again...this is who Santorum is. He’s not that smart. He’s not that talented. He’s not that reliable. Never has been.
This is where some conservatives go off the rails...an I suspect the same ones off the rails with Huck in 08 (you know who you are) were off with Ricky in 12. Thumping the Bible the loudest and the most often does not mean you are the best conservative....NEVER has meant that. I say that, and I’m a Bible beleiving Reagan Tea Party base type conservative.....
Go change your sweater, Rick.
Will be real interesting to see what, if anything, Levin says about this. I love “the great one” - never understood his blind spot to Santorum.
I'm very disappointed in him.
This is very consistent with his squishy "i'm a good lib too" campaign of 2006 is it not????
Ricky needs to tell us again why he supported Arlen Spector.
Santorum, et al, are self-destructing. The silent majority will be calling for a new CONSERVATIVE party to get back to a real Constitutional Republic. All the RINOs can do is criticize conservatives. They are gutless cowards just worrying about their country clubs and golden perks.
Losers — need to be replaced. At least Cruz tried. Way more than can be said for the RINO lefties.
You got that right - Huckabee is just that: Establishment RINO who shows his true colors often enough that no one should be fooled by his populist pontificating.
Taking his dead baby home was the end of the line for me.
Mr. Pious, Mr. Last Best White Hope?
tools are a dime a dozen these days.. and easily re-handled.. or chuckled.
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Uh.. The Republicans DO have a leader right now, and his name is Ted Cruz.
I used to like Rick. I voted for him for senator three times. He used to be refreshing, a genuine conservative. But now? Whew.. No thanks, Rick.
How right you are. Just pathetic.
And yet, thanks to that absurd Iowa Caucus crap, a bunch of conservatives and a bunch of Freepers fall for the Huckabee/Santorum/i’m gonna win Iowa because I’ll get the 30 thousand preachers who live there to vote for me candidate EVERY.......DADGUM.......FOUR YEARS........WITHOUT FAIL.
I’m sure they will this time too......altho this snafu probably means it wont be little Ricky.
That ship sailed a long time ago.
Rick Santorum is loyal to the establishment in the end.
He was always a darling of the GOPe aligned National Right To Life and in 2004 went to Alaska to prevent the Alaska Right To Life group from endorsing a Republican Senate primary opponent to Lisa Murkowski who was backed by Sarah Palin.
If I had lived in PA, I would have voted for him for Senator too. However, I never fell for his schtick as a true conservative. I don’t think he ever was, except on a handful of issues.
This does not surprise me at all.....
Ugh, sorry I ever supported you.
...you talking to Rick for slamming Ted, or to me for slamming Rick?
And you wouldn’t know anything about harming the conservative cause would you Ricky?
At least this is flushing out those who are not with us. Paul Ryan is another one.
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Pretty soon they’ll be nothing else left to flush.
...yes, with Paul Ryan, it’s that “inner Wisconsin liberal” sneaking out from time to time. Yes, even Gov Walker has one of those too.....
In the thin field of candidates running last time, he was not the worst. So if it was Santorum versus Romney, Santorum was the better candidate.
But he has disqualified himself if Cruz is in the race, for sure.
And he has tipped his hand that he doesn’t intend to fight against obamacare. In an important fight, where is he? Quiet, except when attacking conservatives. That doesn’t speak well.
If he runs against Jeb, I’ll have to decide then. I won’t vote for Bush even against Hillary. And that’s saying something.
I’m suspicious of it all - even Cruz- he looks good, sounds good, but he is still an Insider, too. Wife works for Goldman Sachs. He once clerked for Rehnquist, which isn’t a bad thing. Just sayin’....
Ricky is jealous of Cruz.
Sign me up, please!!
I think you're right. Santorum has shown himself to be petty and jealous at times.
Santorum is no liberal, but he is a pragmatic. Able to see the failure of Santorum, Ted Cruz recognizes that GOP-e types like John Cornyn hate conservatives even more than people like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, if that even is possible, and that you can’t work with them.
Never forget that the GOP-e supported Gerald Ford, even as Reagan was smashing through the 1976 Republican primaries, nominating him even though he was hated in every corner of America and would (and did) certainly lose to the most ridiculous goober the Democrats could dig up.
Then in the 1980, when Ronald Reagan could win simply by saying, “See, I told you so,” the GOP-e desperately ran another Republican in the general election, trying to siphon enough votes off Reagan to re-elect Carter.
That’s right, folks: the GOP-e supported Carter over Reagan. And that’s when most of the Southern leadership of the GOP — that is, the rest of the GOP-e — were Democrats.
Thats history revisionism, discounting the first four primaries and pretending that all those things late mattered. It was over after Florida, period...Mitt over Newt.
RS becamse relevant after the game was cooked.........like Huckabee did in 08. A faux “second place.”
Then to hedge their bets they foisted Bush as Reagan's VP, ensuring the return of the old guard once Reagan was out of office.
I use the term “pro life liberal” to make a point. Is RS a liberal? No. But he gets credit for being this great conservative simply because he is very vocal on a few social issues, when his non social record is spotty at best.
Not a liberal, but on non social issues, a moderate at best....and on issues of the estab versus the insurgents, very unreliable......now all those who say Specter was a long time ago have no where to hide.
Ted Cruz has exposed the cockroaches...within the Republican party.
Glad I didn’t back him.
In Ricky's mind he thinks 2016 is his turn. NBC knows this. So who better to invite on to trash Cruz.
And Ricky gives NBC what they wanted.
Starting after 7:04, Saintoum shows us his pure genius.
Well...one REALLY GOOD thing Cruz has done is get the RINO’s to OUT THEMSELVES!!!!
And NBC knows that Santorum would get crushed like a bug, just like Romney in the general election....So build him up now.
Never did trust the little sweater wearing punk to start with.
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