Skip to comments.TRENDING: Ron Paul: Santorum is 'very liberal'
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."
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He’s my second choice and will be my first choice by the time the race gets to Michigan.
Yeah, Arlen Spector wasn’t liberal either who’s biggest cheerleader was Ricky.
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...
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.
To this day, I still don’t understand that move.
Is any of this incorrect?
I thought he jumped to the Libertine Party.
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Many of us don’t.
Everyone: Ron Paul is crazy
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?
>>How people can post such disgusting slander on this site is amazing. Dont 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.
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!
Such a statement demonstrates even more lunacy on the part of Ron Paul.
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.
wasn’t Specter the deciding vote in the senate for the worst piece of legislation in modern American history?
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