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3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party
Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt

Posted on 06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. […]

It is Paul’s third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: Iowa; US: Kentucky; US: Louisiana; US: Massachusetts; US: New Jersey; US: Pennsylvania; US: Texas; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 06/14/2014 2:20:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai about making it attractive to Christians and conservatives?

2 posted on 06/14/2014 2:21:51 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the
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To: Olog-hai

Newt Gingrich understands ... what many of us know to be true ...

America is dangerously close to becoming a Marxist Godless Socialist Second-World nation ...


CPAC 2012 Speech -- Newt Gingrich, U.S. President Elect

CPAC 2012 Speech -- Sarah Palin, U.S. Vice President Elect

Nancy Reagan (1995) : Ronnie turned that Torch over to Newt

NRA Second Amendent Speech -- Newt Gingrich

U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Speech

U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Newt Gingrich

"America's Space Renaissance" in Florida !

Newt Gingrich -- Vision for America in Space Again

Why is Newt Gingrich So Angry ?

Newt Gingrich : South Carolina Victory Speech (2012-01-21)

Newt Gingrich : Christmas Day in 1776 George Washington's "Victory or Death"

Newt Stoutly Defends the Second Amendment (Right to Bear Arms)

Newt Gingrich – Constitutional Removal of Radial-Liberal Federal Judges

Newt Slams an "Increasingly Radical" EPA

Newt Defends Israel and Shows how the Palestinians are an "Invented" people !

Newt Warns against the Proposed 9-11 NYC Islamic Mosque and Islamic Sharia Law

Gingrich Compares Radical-Isalmics Muslims To Nazis

Newt Gingrich On The Threat Of Radical Islam

Newt Gingrich – America’s Defense of Judea-Christian Ideals and Defense against Islamic Fascism

Gingrich: Aggressive Prosecution of Radical-Militant U.S. Muslim Groups

Newt Gingrich: Response to CNN’s John King “Divorce Question”

Newt Gingrich to Juan Williams: Americans Want Paychecks, Not Food Stamps

Gingrich BLASTS Chris Wallace for his "Gotcha" Questions at Iowa Debate

Newt Destroys Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Vis-à-Vis Killing Osama bin Laden

Gingrich: My Credential Is 4.2% Unemployment

Newt Slams Obama's Stupidity on the Keystone Pipeline

Gingrich attacks Federal Reserve (Bernanke and Geitner) Deception and Corruption

Newt Discusses Job Creation and Dismantling Federal (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)

Newt: No American President Should Bow to a Saudi King

Newt Gingrich: Super PAC Committee Is Washington's Dumbest Idea


====== RICK SANTORUM'S Incredible CONSERVATIVE Voting Record ======

(Source: Free Republic's Psycho-Freep, 2012-03-05)


Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.


Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Defense and Foreign Policy

Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.

Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.

Voted for the START II Treaty

Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.

Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines

Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.

Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.

Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.

Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.

Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.

Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea

Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.

Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.

Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program


Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)

Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge

Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN

Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge

Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit

Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge

Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge

Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

Union Labor

Voted against National Right to Work Act

Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages

Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor

Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding

Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Voted for Job Corps funding

Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization

Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.

Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.

Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.

Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.


Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.

Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device

Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.

Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.

Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.


Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.

Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.

Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.

Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.

Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.

Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.


Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators

Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens

Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.

Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.

Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.


Voted against a flat tax.

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.

Voted twice for internet taxes.

Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.

Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.

Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.

Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.

Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.

Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.

Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.


Voted against food stamp reform

Voted against Medicaid reform

Voted against TANF reform

Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion

Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.

Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

Government Waste

Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million

Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)

Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion

Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.

Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million

Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)

Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry

Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation

Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.

Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%

Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.

Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.

Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.

Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

Spending and Entitlements

Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.

Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.

Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.

Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Health Care

Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.

Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.

Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.


Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing

Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.

Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.


Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.

Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 2:22:42 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: who knows what evil?

"We have to frankly break the back of the secular-socialist machine, elect people committed to representing the American people, and then methodically rip the system apart."

~Newt Gingrich, 2012

4 posted on 06/14/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

5 posted on 06/14/2014 2:23:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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To: Olog-hai

Rick Santorum is a nobody, he was thrown out office in 2006 in a loss worse than Christine O’Donnell’s loss, and he was the sitting Senator, not a first timer.

How does this guy Romney, Specter, supporting idiot hold on?

6 posted on 06/14/2014 2:23:57 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Olog-hai

Al three suck. Just say no.

7 posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:22 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: who knows what evil?

The "Gay Marriage Advocate Lawyer's" plan is easy -- easy -- easy ---

The Sodomites don't need to spend all that $$$ on fifty-seven (57) individual state referendums ...

They just need to find eight (8) corrupt, blackmailable Federal District judges ... into whose courts they will "steer" the lawsuits into.

"The will of the American people" be DAMNED ...

This is precisely "why" the Democrats, MSM, Karl Rove and Mitt Romney "pooped their pants" (for the children in the audience) ...

when Newt Gingrich suggested that we (in the 21st century) follow Thomas Jefferson's and James Madison's 1800 example ...

with a "constitutionally approved" FIRING OF CORRUPT FEDERAL JUDGES.

============= Today's American Judicial History Lesson ==============

The Democratic-Republicans (originally called anti-Federalists) held the majority in Congress under the new Jefferson administration, and soon repealed the Judiciary Act, effectively terminating the new judges to prevent the Federalists from gaining more control of the judiciary.

This was the only way Congress could legitimately get rid of Article III federal judges, who are entitled to serve lifetime commissions unless they commit impeachable offenses.

The old Congress passed another act during its lame duck session, The Organic Act of the District of Columbia of 1801, which established Washington, DC, as an independent federal territory.

One provision of the legislation was that President Adams could appoint an unspecified number of justices of the peace, low-level judicial workers, to serve the needs of the newly incorporated District of Columbia.

Two days before leaving office, President Adams nominated 42 Federalists to fill these positions (these men later became known as the "Midnight Judges").

The Senate approved the nominations the day before Adams' administration ended, and John Marshall, then Secretary of State (and Supreme Court Chief Justice, as of February 1801) stayed late recording and sealing the commissions.

Unfortunately, he was unable to deliver them before Thomas Jefferson took office.

Jefferson found the undelivered commissions sitting on a desk in the Secretary of State's office, and decided 42 justices of the peace was entirely too many.

He immediately eliminated twelve positions, then appointed members of his own party to five of the remaining thirty judgeships.

Four of the seventeen men who lost their opportunities filed suit in the US Supreme Court in an effort to compel Secretary of State James Madison to deliver their commissions so they could take office. This lead to the landmark case Marbury v. Madison, (1803).



8 posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: ansel12

Santorum....cmon, this is a serious election.

Time to smell the java Rick.

9 posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:31 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: who knows what evil?

10 posted on 06/14/2014 2:26:37 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Olog-hai

Jindal is the only one I would even consider out of that bunch.

12 posted on 06/14/2014 2:28:53 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Olog-hai

Randy is pulling an Eric Cantor... he’s simultaneosuly on both sides of the amnesty debate.

13 posted on 06/14/2014 2:29:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: who knows what evil?

In my experience, when you are trying soooooooo hard to make something “attractive” to me, you already are trying too hard. It really should sell itself, whatever it is you are peddling. Why most of us haven’t marched on Washington is because we really don’t want them to “DO” any MORE for us, like the parasite chattering class demands. In fact, we want them to DO about 90% LESS. I just want to be LEFT ALONE as the Founding Fathers intended — to pursue my own happiness. Constitutionally limited govt. makes me happy. There is NO WAY to make the Republican party attractive to both the Big Govt. RINOs and people like me.

14 posted on 06/14/2014 2:31:53 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Olog-hai

The idea of “Unifying the Party” is BS. It is how they destroyed the party. The Party is to be about a set of good values(which they already had at one point). Who ever chooses to believe in those values joins. The party must remain faithful to those values.

15 posted on 06/14/2014 2:32:58 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Patton@Bastogne

That chart says it all...

16 posted on 06/14/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the
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To: Revel

Unifying the party = GOPe rule

The Republican party needs to be rebuilt on principals it once stood for...that means all these RINO’s need to get back to its platform and principals. The party needs a true leader who speaks to them and doesn’t shrink...the RINO’s can either get on board or leave, but don’t ask us to throw away our values just for this unity bullcrap tripe coming from faux conservatives and mealy mouthed guys like Reince.

17 posted on 06/14/2014 2:39:21 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Patton@Bastogne; Kaslin; Jim Robinson; trooprally; BuckeyeTexan; Texas Fossil; All

Majority Leader Eric Cantor is infected with the cancer of BOEHNERISM.

An always present symptom of BOEHNERISM is that the infected Republican Politician ALWAYS Caves-In to whatever any Democrat Politician wants.

Replacing anyone in the US House Leadership who is terminally infected with the cancer of BOEHNERISM, in the words of President Ronald Reagan: “- - - wouldn’t make any sense at all.”

18 posted on 06/14/2014 2:40:03 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sioux-san
I just want to be LEFT ALONE as the Founding Fathers intended — to pursue my own happiness.

Most conservatives I know feel the same way.

19 posted on 06/14/2014 2:46:04 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the
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To: Olog-hai

Hope we can do better than those three.

20 posted on 06/14/2014 2:49:11 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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