Skip to comments.Rand Paul Calls Rick Santorum A War-Mongering Moderate
Posted on 01/02/2012 5:09:29 PM PST by fightinJAG
DES MOINES, IOWA Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is in town today to be a walking Daisy ad on behalf of his father, Ron.
His main target: the surging Rick Santorum.
On Iowa talk radio this morning, Rand took after Santorum with a line of attack reminiscent of that infamous Lyndon Johnson dig at Barry Goldwater. In short, Rand asked, is Santorum the kind of guy you want with his finger on the button?
The line came in response to a question about Ron Pauls foreign policy, which has given many in the pro-Israel right pause. They worry that Paul will allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon and wont engage the country even if it attacks Israel. Santorum and other Republican candidates have been attacking Paul along these lines with great gusto, thinking they can push Paul out to the extremes and far away from the average Iowa voter.
(Excerpt) Read more at 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com ...
Wow, what a great tagline for today's GOP. :)
Yes, “war-mongering moderate” sounds like the winning phrase in a game of “Non-sequitur.”
Why is Rand attacking?
Washington, DC Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released its second annual report on the most corrupt members of Congress entitled Beyond DeLay: The 20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress (and five to watch). This encyclopedic report on corruption in the 109th Congress documents the egregious, unethical and possibly illegal activities of the most tainted members of Congress. CREW has compiled the members transgressions and analyzed them in light of federal laws and congressional rules. CREWs Most Corrupt Members of Congress:
Members of the Senate:
Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Bill Frist (R-TN)
Rick Santorum (R-PA)
Would be cool to get someone in office who actually has a demonstrable record of cutting spending. Santorum sure don’t.
Thanks, good find. Going to add that to my Santorum truth file.
And we accuse Paul and his whackados of being lefties...
What were we thinking...
BTW for the sane and non drug addled...
From the above link:
“In 2010 Politico’s Ben Smith described CREW’s founding in 2003 as “one of a wave of new groups backed by liberal donors” and called CREW “a vehicle for assaults on largely but not entirely Republican targets”. In 2006 Congressional Quarterly reported, “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has taken aim almost exclusively at GOP members of Congress. Since its founding in 2003, it [helped] investigate 21 lawmakers, only one of them a Democrat” (Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, in a complaint that also targeted Republican Sen. Bill Frist, then Senate Majority Leader). A report by McClatchy News Service described CREW as “a Democratic-leaning watchdog group”. In 2007, Ms. Magazine quoted longtime Democratic pollster Celinda Lake as saying, “Corruption was a top issue in the  midterm elections, and CREW was critical to the Democrats’ success.”
Same here. Very interesting. Great thread. Thanks to all posters.
CREW is not anything that you can believe, unless you are a lefty.
Because his father is retarded as far as international reality goes.
- Political neophyte types...
- Drug addled, legalize pot now living in moms basement with a case of Twinkies types...
- Mental health Patient of meds types...
- In the rear with the gear military types who “didn't sign up this sh*t, my pothead parent couldn't afford college types..”
- Code Pinko lefty types...
- And of course Stormfront Skinheads...
So from that we get the use of CREW...
Wow, that’s a plus for Rick then!
CREW is a left wing group funded to attack conservatives. So the question I have for you is are you a libtard or just another moderate easily duped by George Soros?
Believe it or not, this is the list...
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was blacklisted in 2006 by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a non-profit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions.
Illegal tax-paid school for his children
Reasons for the blacklisting included evidence of Santorum enrolling his children in Pennsylvania State-paid online classes while the were actually registered in Virginia, a political slight-of-hand that cost Pennsylvania tax-payers over $70,000.
Santorum received $2,000 from a private weather information service two days before introducing a bill that would bar the tax-paid National Weather Service to distribute its information directly to the public. Santorum’s bill would have the National Weather Service use tax money to collect weather data, like it does today, but then mandate that it route the information to various private weather information companies, which would then presumably sell the same information to the public.
To add insult to injury, Santorum accused the National Weather Service of poorly predicting Hurricane Katrina, using the disaster as fodder for his palm-greased weather bill.
US Tobacco bill
Santorum received $3,000 from U.S. Tobacco Corporation a day after he voted against an amendment to a bill that would allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the tobacco industry.
Santorum received $6,000 from the Miller Brewing Company six months after Santorum introduced a bill that would cut federal excise tax that large brewing companies have to pay on beer in half.
Santorum received $48,765 from donors in Puero Rico. $34,500 was from hospital executives, administrators, and healthcare industry workers. Months prior, Santorum introduced a Puerto Rico hospital bail-out bill to coincide with the reform package Congress enacted that same year.
In April of the same year, Santorum introduced the Puerto Rico Medicare Reimbursment Equality Act of 2005, and has since raked in $44,750 from Puerto Rico, $10,000 confirmed from healthcare executives and administrators.
Santorum received at least $16,400 for his campaign committee and at least $8,500 to his PAC “America’s Foundation” after crafting a provision in the National Energy Security Act of 2000 to federally subsidize construction of a $612-million coal-to-diesel plant in Pennsylvania.
The legal watch-dog group concluded their report of Santorum by stating,
Federal law prohibits public officials from directly or indirectly demanding, seeking, receiving, accepting, or agreeing to receive or accept anything of value in return for being influenced in the performance of an official act. It is well-settled that accepting a contribution to a political campaign can constitute a bribe if a quid pro quo can be demonstrated.
On the day of Reagan's inauguration,the hostages were freed.
On the day of Santorum’s inauguration,the Iranian nuke program will be scrapped.
Is that second cut and paste also from the Soros-backed CREW organization? (sniff)