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TRENDING: Ron Paul: Santorum is 'very liberal'
CNN Politics ^ | January 2nd, 2012 | CNN Political Unit

Posted on 01/02/2012 1:14:10 PM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk

(CNN) - Ron Paul dinged rival Rick Santorum Monday for being a "very liberal" candidate, saying the former Pennsylvania senator and staunch social conservative voted for too much spending during his time in Congress.

Speaking to CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash before a campaign event with his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the White House hopeful said his rival had taken positions counter to true conservative ideas.

I mean, have you looked at his record? Go look at his record," Paul said.

He continued: "He spends too much money. He wasn't leading the charge to slash the budgets and vote against big government."

Rand Paul added that Santorum's vote history proved he wasn't a true conservative.

"He voted to double the size of the Department of Education," Rand Paul said. "He voted to expand Medicare and add free drugs for senior citizens and he has voted for foreign aid. Those are not conservative principles. Seventy-seven percent of the American people are opposed to foreign aid and Rick Santorum has voted for it every time it's come down."

Paul also spoke in some of the strongest terms to date about the potential of a third-party bid should he fail to secure the GOP nomination.

"I have no plans in doing that," Paul said. "Tomorrow is a big day. We'll see what happens but I have no intention of doing that, no plans and no desire."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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Rick Santorum is not a liberal as far as I'm concerned. It looks like Rick's surge in the polls hit a nerve.
1 posted on 01/02/2012 1:14:18 PM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

He’s my second choice and will be my first choice by the time the race gets to Michigan.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 1:16:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Yeah, Arlen Spector wasn’t liberal either who’s biggest cheerleader was Ricky.


3 posted on 01/02/2012 1:16:39 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

If Paul says you are not conservative then that means you must be pretty good by conservative standards since Paul is a leftist Jew hating mullah loving whack job...


4 posted on 01/02/2012 1:18:14 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

I kinda like Santorum and couldn’t understand why he wasn’t getting more attention. He would be better than the other choices. Not flashy enough for the media though.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 1:18:17 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Not flashy enough for the media though.

Screw em.
6 posted on 01/02/2012 1:19:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
This from a Far, Far, Left, Certifiable, Moonbat? Hey Ronnie, it's called "projection!"
7 posted on 01/02/2012 1:20:18 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: VicVega

To this day, I still don’t understand that move.


8 posted on 01/02/2012 1:20:31 PM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
"He voted to double the size of the Department of Education," Rand Paul said. "He voted to expand Medicare and add free drugs for senior citizens and he has voted for foreign aid. Those are not conservative principles. Seventy-seven percent of the American people are opposed to foreign aid and Rick Santorum has voted for it every time it's come down."

Is any of this incorrect?

9 posted on 01/02/2012 1:20:31 PM PST by Roninf5-1
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
Ron Paul is still around?

I thought he jumped to the Libertine Party.

10 posted on 01/02/2012 1:21:05 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: cripplecreek

u first, be sure to wear protection


11 posted on 01/02/2012 1:21:44 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Many of us don’t.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 1:22:02 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Everyone: Ron Paul is crazy


13 posted on 01/02/2012 1:23:17 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: ejonesie22

How people can post such disgusting slander on this site is amazing. Don’t you anything better to do with your time? Like clean the garage?


14 posted on 01/02/2012 1:23:40 PM PST by Afronaut (It's 1984)
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>>How people can post such disgusting slander on this site is amazing. Don’t you anything better to do with your time? Like clean the garage?<<

LOL kinda funny from the clown who happily declares that the surge is all a media creation on this thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2827826/posts


15 posted on 01/02/2012 1:27:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk; VicVega

The word was that he used the endorsement to extract a promise of support for Roberts and Alito (Specter was a key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who could have taken other votes with him).

Also, for better or worse, Santorum seemed to back George W. Bush mostly when called upon. This was one of those times.

The real headscratcher for me was Brownback endorsing Sebelius for HHS. Icky-poo!


16 posted on 01/02/2012 1:28:44 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Such a statement demonstrates even more lunacy on the part of Ron Paul.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 1:28:44 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Afronaut; ejonesie22
I might have tempered ejonesie22's comment, but not much to disagree with, I'd have used different terms.

I read Paul sites on occasion, hate sites on occasion, ejonesie22 is probably a crazy neocon war monger, a meat puppet. Learned that term from a Paulistinian today on FR.

When you clean your garbage afronaut, watch out for the meatpuppets, they bite.

18 posted on 01/02/2012 1:29:19 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

wasn’t Specter the deciding vote in the senate for the worst piece of legislation in modern American history?


19 posted on 01/02/2012 1:29:44 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
Ron Paul: Santorum is 'very liberal'


20 posted on 01/02/2012 1:31:30 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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