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Rick Santorum Rallies His Troops in Iowa: 'Fire the first shot. Do not miss.'
The Hill ^ | Sunday, January 1, 2012 | Niall Stanage

Posted on 01/01/2012 4:52:22 PM PST by kristinn

ORANGE CITY, Iowa — A surging Rick Santorum Sunday afternoon told Iowans here that their children and grandchildren would ask them, "What did you do in 2012 when freedom was at stake?"

That freedom was being endangered, he had stated earlier, by the Obama administration.

He added: "You here in Iowa are the Lexington and Concord. You are the ones who [can] fire the first shot. Do not miss. Do not miss."

SNIP

This is the second time in two days that Santorum, who appears to have the wind at his back in the final run-in to Tuesday's caucuses, has used unusual language in making his case to Iowan voters.

Late Saturday afternoon, he accused President Obama of engaging in "class warfare, ethnic warfare, whatever you want to call it." He did not go on to specify exactly what he meant by "ethnic warfare."

SNIP


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: iowa; ricksantorum
Expect Joe Scarborough and Chris Matthews to hit the fainting couch on MSNBC tomorrow.
1 posted on 01/01/2012 4:52:28 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Well, everyone has been complaining that Santorum shows no spark. I think he just lit a fire.


2 posted on 01/01/2012 4:58:43 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: kristinn

the MSM can’t help itself. they can’t pass up the horse race aspect of any election. if a candiate wasn’t “surging”, they would still be reporting one.

“oh, look there! he is surging! see the surge! now, buy my newspaper. watch my news show.”


3 posted on 01/01/2012 5:01:02 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I watched him on Cspan at a campaign stop yesterday. While his opening remarks were a bit lackluster, the question and answer session with attendees was great!


4 posted on 01/01/2012 5:02:18 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: kristinn
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5 posted on 01/01/2012 5:22:14 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kristinn

Whoever wrote this panicky liberal naysaying article is a piece o’ shit.


6 posted on 01/01/2012 5:22:41 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting, as for McCain, FR is over)
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To: kristinn

Whoever wrote this panicky liberal naysaying article is a piece o’ shit.


7 posted on 01/01/2012 5:22:41 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting, as for McCain, FR is over)
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To: kristinn

Whoever wrote this panicky liberal naysaying article is a piece o’ shit.


8 posted on 01/01/2012 5:22:41 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting, as for McCain, FR is over)
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To: kristinn

Whoever wrote this panicky liberal naysaying article is a piece o’ shit.


9 posted on 01/01/2012 5:22:48 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting, as for McCain, FR is over)
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To: kristinn

Whoever wrote this panicky liberal naysaying article is a piece o’ shit.


10 posted on 01/01/2012 5:22:48 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting, as for McCain, FR is over)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

slow server


11 posted on 01/01/2012 5:25:29 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting, as for McCain, FR is over)
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To: kristinn
Rick Santorum Rallies His Troops in Iowa: 'Fire the first shot. Do not miss.'

What a fantastically stupid thing to say.

12 posted on 01/01/2012 5:27:17 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Talisker

Agreed.

No Santuckabee please.


13 posted on 01/01/2012 5:32:50 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: kristinn

He did not go on to specify exactly what he meant by “ethnic warfare.”
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That’s a nice way of saying “playing the race card”. Not that Obozo would ever do that.


14 posted on 01/01/2012 5:43:20 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: kristinn

He did not go on to specify exactly what he meant by “ethnic warfare.”
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That’s a nice way of saying “playing the race card”. Not that Obozo would ever do that.


15 posted on 01/01/2012 5:43:33 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

There is something about Santorum that makes me feel uneasy.


16 posted on 01/01/2012 5:43:54 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: Talisker

What a fantastically stupid thing to say.
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I thought it was pretty good. Speaking of stupid.... have you read your tagline recently?


17 posted on 01/01/2012 5:46:27 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: varina davis

Might have something to do with Santorum being a phony.

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/12/29/rick-santorum-earmarxists-and-the-pro-life-statist/


18 posted on 01/01/2012 5:56:02 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: kristinn

Ronald Reagan, 1975 CPAC Speech

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I don't know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party”—when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.

... Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?

19 posted on 01/01/2012 6:13:02 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: COBOL2Java
... Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?

A question I believe a lot of conservatives will be asking after the 2012 elections.

20 posted on 01/01/2012 7:09:08 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: kristinn
The next death by gun in Iowa will be blamed on Rick Santorum for using such violent rhetoric
- Eric Holder will call for more gun control
- and Obama will read from the TOTUS in Iowa and hand out souvenier T-shirts.
21 posted on 01/01/2012 7:20:30 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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22 posted on 01/01/2012 7:46:49 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: DTogo

“They bring a knife, you bring a gun...” Balak Obozo


23 posted on 01/02/2012 4:50:43 AM PST by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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