Skip to comments.Santorum: Cruz Did More Harm than Good
Posted on 10/28/2013 12:58:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Former senator Rick Santorum offered qualified praise for Senator Ted Cruz this morning, but said the freshmans effort to force defunding of Obamacare ultimately did more harm than good. Santorum said this wasnt Cruzs objective, which he called a laudable one, but he criticized the senator for having no plan to get to his goal of defeating Obamacare.
Meet the Press host David Gregory asked him whether he thought Cruz could be considered the face of the Republican party, and Santorum said Cruz is a face of the party but not the leader, noting that parties out of the White House often have such a debate over leadership.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Santorum has run out of feet to shoot.
I forgot, what was Santorum’s plan again?
Cruz is way ahead of Rick, plus Cruz has “bigger balls.”
Yup. There he is. When the chips are down, Santorum will always be a “Company” man....
The question is....is this Santorum version 1.0, Santorum version 2.0, Santorum version 3.0, or Santorum version 3.1 speaking?
In a debate between Cruz and Santorum...it’d be over after twelve minutes. Santorum might work ok in Penn as a state legislature guy or maybe governor...beyond that...he’s just not that capable.
He’s lost and confused without his buddy Arlen Specter.
but he criticized the senator for having no plan to get to his goal of defeating Obamacare.The plan was to inspire the Republicans to force Obama to compromise.
‘...said the freshmans effort to force defunding of Obamacare ultimately did more harm than good.’
Words of a chickensh*t.
Ted Cruz brought to light the evils of a blatantly Marxist grab at the nation’s health care system. How did stating the obvious qualify as “doing more harm than good,” especially now that no less than 10 Senate democrats are calling for a delay in the mandate tax?
And Ted Cruz’ actions didn’t “shut down” the government. The actions if Harry Reid and Barack Obama did.
I guess Santorum knows quite a lot about doing more harm than good.
and Cruz doesn’t wear a sweater vest..
Et tu Rick?
Santorum needs a new sweater I guess.
I’ve always thought of him as a wimp. Looks like I was right.
How can a guy who loses a Senate race in his own state have the nerve to go ahead and run for President in the first place.
Someone is telling this guy he’s the real thing.
Unfortunately, he is not. We really don’t need to hear from him anymore.
All the wannabes trash Cruz, who is the real deal. They have seen him speak and know they don’t hold a candle to this guy. Keep going Cruz.
What good has Santorum ever done?
Another Republican who cannot support the right side.
I support Cruz....Santorium supports ObamaCare
LOL, could be worse, could be a cardigan sweater like Jimmy Carter.
Santorum has done more harm than good to himself by being critical of Cruz.
Shut up, Rick.
It looks like the GOP-e is sending out the B-team to attack Cruz - or could it be that the “look-at-me” crowd wants some face time, no matter the harm?
WHY....WHY do we Eat our OWN and NEVER...NEVER go after the DEMOCRATS?????? It Boggles my mind every time.
Santorum is simply wrong on this issue. Cruz motivated a lot of people to get up and stand against the most oppressive government to ever exist in the U.S. and got the Democrats and liberals to take a harder look at Obamacare. We have been seeing a domino effect since then.
Every time I read the name Santorum, my brain says scrotum.
Well it’s pretty clear now that Santorum is planning another run for the White House.
Rick is a one issue candidate. He actually hurts the party.
I sure hope he doesn’t run again.
Great question, and remember, there were two, yes, just two of the candidates the last time around who did go after Democrats. Newt and Cain. In two different stages, maybe three stages, of the process. And when that was happening, either Newt or Cain was dominating the polls, because that is in fact what people want. Santorum was sneering at the other Republicans then too.
Of course, Cain imploded for other reasons, and then the Bad Newt emerged on the advice of his idiot consultants and the good Newt imploded in Florida and the race was effectively over.
Rick is the loser-candidate that the Establishment backs to keep the base in line—so that the full-fledged RINO gets the nomination. Santorum is done. We need people with principles and courage and Rick has neither.
‘Sounds like santorum has chosen to side with obama instead of the Constitution. I hope all those RCs are listening—I’m sure Pelosi took him to heart.
Was just discussing this article with hubby, and we were just saying this! 11th commandment has been tossed aside and it will destroy the GOP. They are too busy worrying about what each other is doing as opposed to destroying the Dems/socialists.
I wonder what they are dangling in front of him?
Santorum is a has-been.
I told the RNC that they wouldn’t get another dime of my contributions until I heard a public apology from McCain, P. King, Graham, and Rove, for bashing other Republicans on national TV. I’ll have to add Santorum to that list. BTW, I haven’t heard any apologies yet, but it stopped the nearly daily emails from various GOP committees.
as I recall Santorum was eating Newt’s lunch and racking up impressive primary wins on a shoestsing budget, even closing in on the real limp wimp, Romney - who had an unlimited budget
and then Newt went commando on Santorum plus the RINOs went budget clamp on the upstart Rick before he had a chance to beat or at least embarrass Romney in Pennsylvania
Newt is no loyal conservative. Newt lashes out at anyone who threatens Newt. He is entertaining and a very smart sarcastic but angry man who is a great debater and pundit, but as election results showed- Newt is a fatally flawed candidate.
Cain was simply the conservatives’ Obama:
“Look we have a bracelet too!”
Clean, well dressed, well spoken ... Black.
The pizza magnate vs the Harvard Law professor
I will NOT SUPPORT ANY Republican that goes after another REPUBLICAN AGAIN.....unless they go after McCain or Lindsey Grahamnesty.
Never was a supporter of his....
This fight amongst conservatives has been instigated on spurred on by the party too often refered to as Democrat when actually should be refferenced as demo-com since their 2012 convention and their booing of God’s return. Could have been controlled or moderated by the national central committee because those running it are quite content with the status quo.
The position that Cruz critics should be taking and there is a legion of those besides Santorum, that includes Larry Kudlow,Ron Johnson,and Dennis Praeger, to name a few.
The malfunction of the AHCA website has caused the needed swing votes to delay its implimentation to come forward.
Was the knowledge of the downed and screwed up Obamacare website known about by key members of the Senate and House that includes the POTUS and his commisars well before the “shutdown” and kept from the Republican opposition? So that the effort by Cruz and Lee would face the fractious infighting now occuring?
Point being this should be the position taken by the NRCC but there’s no leadership there. Here’s another position they could have taken;
One of the rebuttals the GOPES (gop Elite Snobs) running things could have been using when the demo-coms the DC’s, (they’ill never call the democrats either, they can’t even call them socialist) began propagandizing dire results for a government shutdown. It would have been a perfect time to remind Americans how under the Democrats Viet Nam which became a defacto ward of the US under communist threat. from North Viet Nam. We supported their excursion into a democratic form of government. That was abandoned after a costly victory known as the TET offensive was portayed as a defeat by the the media and our support came to an ignominious end. Defunded by the very same democrats.responding to the academic socialist/ communists who today are now in control of that political party. Where hundreds of thousands of our supporters there died and 58,000 American lives were wasted because of our lack of political resolve..
Instead there’s been a sickening silence.
Obama was NEVER a Harvard Law Professor...NEVER....he was a LECTURER!!
You are a liar rick and you have done more damage over the years than Cruz will in his entire life.
WELFARE AND BIG GOVERNMENT BECAUSE RICK SAYS his religion compels him to redistribute wealth... he just calls it compassion like W did.
oh I know that
but I am referring to the created persona which the libs (all over the world) hold true to this day
Obama: the Nobel Peace prize winner and smartest man in the world. I mean, who would vote for a pizza king over a really really smart sophisticated educated guy like obama?
I think we saw the end of that story.
yes, but that is beside the point I was making....I was simply showing that going after Dems works...and yet.....our consultant class doesn’t realize that.
FTR, Newt was shamelessly attacked by every other person in the race twice...once when he was way up in Iowa by 14 points....and then again as he went to Florida ahead by double digits off of the huge win in SC. He reacted badly both times, but he never started a single fight with any other Republican candidate. The record is clear.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.