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Santorum Bashes Cruz: He Did More Harm (Ricky outted as just a pro life lib estab)
Breitbart ^ | 10-27-13 | Staff

Posted on 10/27/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright

Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum bashed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), saying that Cruz’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Pennsylvania; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; blackkk; deathpanels; florida; georgezimmerman; obamacare; pennsylvania; ricksantorum; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; trayvonmartin; zerocare
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Okay - you were warned all during 2011-12 that Santorum was a pro life liberal....an establishment tool.....a very shaky record on all non social issues....and a self serving political social climber. There were clearly those of us on FR who knew and warned, and those who thought we were crazy. Mea culpas accepted, but not expected.
1 posted on 10/27/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Servant of the Cross; Lakeshark; xzins; napscoordinator

Told ya so ping...


2 posted on 10/27/2013 10:03:38 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

All aboard the Huckabee Bus!!!! RS in row one, seat one.


3 posted on 10/27/2013 10:05:01 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Bridge to nowhere.


4 posted on 10/27/2013 10:05:13 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ricky must not have had the time to catch up on the news about the failure of ObamaCare. Senator Cruz was right.


5 posted on 10/27/2013 10:05:17 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare should have been tested on politicians before being released to the public!)
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Try telling that to Levin, Santorum.


6 posted on 10/27/2013 10:05:31 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

What a bunch of losers in that GOP field in the last election.


7 posted on 10/27/2013 10:06:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gene Eric

Santorum: Feed him to the pigs.


8 posted on 10/27/2013 10:06:37 AM PDT by Rapscallion (What he calls "transforming" is actually destroying.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Santorum needs to shut up and go away. He is a blowhard loser has been.

nothing he thinks or says matter


9 posted on 10/27/2013 10:07:19 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.....


10 posted on 10/27/2013 10:08:01 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Go change your sweater, Rick.


11 posted on 10/27/2013 10:08:20 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Gene Eric

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.


12 posted on 10/27/2013 10:08:55 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I'm in PA. Santorum was once my Senator.

I'm very disappointed in him.

13 posted on 10/27/2013 10:09:30 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: eCSMaster
I'm in PA. Santorum was once my Senator. 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????

14 posted on 10/27/2013 10:10:49 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ricky needs to tell us again why he supported Arlen Spector.


15 posted on 10/27/2013 10:12:22 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


16 posted on 10/27/2013 10:12:56 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


17 posted on 10/27/2013 10:13:01 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Taking his dead baby home was the end of the line for me.


18 posted on 10/27/2013 10:13:14 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Mr. Pious, Mr. Last Best White Hope?

tools are a dime a dozen these days.. and easily re-handled.. or chuckled.


19 posted on 10/27/2013 10:14:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Santorum and the GOP-e's refusal to engage remind me of a certain General McClellan from the Civil War as described at Wikipedia:

Although McClellan was meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment. He chronically overestimated the strength of enemy units and was reluctant to apply principles of mass, frequently leaving large portions of his army unengaged at decisive points.

20 posted on 10/27/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
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.

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.

21 posted on 10/27/2013 10:15:10 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dfwgator

How right you are. Just pathetic.


22 posted on 10/27/2013 10:16:04 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: C. Edmund Wright

11th commandment?


23 posted on 10/27/2013 10:16:22 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Sioux-san

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.


24 posted on 10/27/2013 10:16:55 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Raycpa

That ship sailed a long time ago.


25 posted on 10/27/2013 10:17:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


26 posted on 10/27/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: Lancey Howard

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.....


27 posted on 10/27/2013 10:18:49 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ugh, sorry I ever supported you.


28 posted on 10/27/2013 10:19:51 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

...you talking to Rick for slamming Ted, or to me for slamming Rick?


29 posted on 10/27/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

And you wouldn’t know anything about harming the conservative cause would you Ricky?


30 posted on 10/27/2013 10:24:05 AM PDT by RC one
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To: C. Edmund Wright

At least this is flushing out those who are not with us. Paul Ryan is another one.


31 posted on 10/27/2013 10:24:07 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: C. Edmund Wright; Alissa; SunshinesStormySummerSon; Whenifhow; carjic; WilliamRobert; warsaw44; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


32 posted on 10/27/2013 10:24:20 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Pretty soon they’ll be nothing else left to flush.


33 posted on 10/27/2013 10:24:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sheikdetailfeather

...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.....


34 posted on 10/27/2013 10:26:36 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


35 posted on 10/27/2013 10:27:39 AM PDT by marron
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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’....


36 posted on 10/27/2013 10:29:55 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"Unlike the Democratic party who has a leader, has the president, there isn't a leader in the Republican Party right now."

Ricky is jealous of Cruz.

37 posted on 10/27/2013 10:31:32 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: SoConPubbie

Sign me up, please!!


38 posted on 10/27/2013 10:32:13 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: FreeReign
Ricky is jealous of Cruz.

I think you're right. Santorum has shown himself to be petty and jealous at times.

39 posted on 10/27/2013 10:34:05 AM PDT by marron
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


40 posted on 10/27/2013 10:34:17 AM PDT by dangus
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To: marron

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.”


41 posted on 10/27/2013 10:35:21 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: dangus
the GOP-e desperately ran another Republican in the general election, trying to siphon enough votes off Reagan to re-elect Carter.

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.

42 posted on 10/27/2013 10:35:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dangus

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.


43 posted on 10/27/2013 10:37:05 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz has exposed the cockroaches...within the Republican party.


44 posted on 10/27/2013 10:38:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Glad I didn’t back him.


45 posted on 10/27/2013 10:39:55 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: marron
Santorum has shown himself to be petty and jealous at times.

Yup.

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.

46 posted on 10/27/2013 10:43:12 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Starting after 7:04, Saintoum shows us his pure genius.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHKqrDtnm4w


47 posted on 10/27/2013 10:43:17 AM PDT by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Well...one REALLY GOOD thing Cruz has done is get the RINO’s to OUT THEMSELVES!!!!


48 posted on 10/27/2013 10:43:37 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: FreeReign

And NBC knows that Santorum would get crushed like a bug, just like Romney in the general election....So build him up now.


49 posted on 10/27/2013 10:43:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C. Edmund Wright
He played the same roll for Romney that Fred Thompson played for McCain.

Never did trust the little sweater wearing punk to start with.

50 posted on 10/27/2013 10:45:40 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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