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Ouch: Rick Santorumís Young Nephew Endorses Ron Paul
Mediaite ^ | 01/05/2012 | Joe Bershad

Posted on 01/05/2012 9:47:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The young people of today love them some Ron Paul. He's like Kelly Clarkson of GOP candidates. Hell, he's so much like the pop star Kelly Clarkson, she endorsed him. However, until now, many people have attempted to just brush off this youth support as nothing but a bunch of stoners. An endorsement he received today might sting a little more though. It comes from the 19 year old nephew of Rick Santorum.

The nephew, John Garver, wrote a column over at the Daily Caller in which he says Americans should only elect his uncle if they “want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country.” Ooh, that hurts.

RELATED: Rick Santorum: ‘Ron Paul Is Disgusting’

He continues:

“It is because of this inability of status quo politicians to recognize the importance of our individual liberties that I have been drawn to Ron Paul. Unlike my uncle, he does not believe that the American people are incapable of forming decisions. He believes that an individual is more powerful than any group (a notion our founding fathers also believed in).

Ron Paul seems to be the only candidate trying to win the election for a reason other than simply winning the election.”

Popular Tumblrer Stacy Lambe linked to the column saying that he knows Garver’s family and that, in the extended Santorum clan, they are the “black sheep.”

If they weren’t before, they certainly are now.

You can read the rest of Garver’s piece here.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ronpaul; santorum
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1 posted on 01/05/2012 9:47:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Every family has weak genes somewhere.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 9:49:56 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, well. Every family has a nutcase somewhere in it.

Not everyone who supports Ron Paul is a nutcase, but enough of them are to make a difference and those who are not are being misled.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 9:49:56 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t support Santorum but this is a little inappropriate. His parents should have raised him better and he should know that the only reason he got to write this is because he is Santorum’s nephew.


4 posted on 01/05/2012 9:50:04 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind
"Rick Santorum's nephew..."

Oh yeah, I've heard of this guy. His endorsement is HUGE!

5 posted on 01/05/2012 9:53:19 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, at least somebody in the Santorum family favors limited government.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 9:53:32 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: ZULU

If you look at Ron Paul’s supporters, a SIGNIFICANT number of them are actually YOUNG PEOPLE ( Santorum’s nephew being one of them ).

Go Figure. The OLDEST candidate has the MOST NUMBER of YOUNG supporters...


7 posted on 01/05/2012 9:53:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
"The young people of today love them some Ron Paul"

Anyone who writes like this isn't worth reading...

8 posted on 01/05/2012 9:54:48 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: SeekAndFind

The media has nothing....What is it with digging up Cousins, Lesbian Sisters? Who doesn’t have some family that the media could drag up that would embaress them?.....


9 posted on 01/05/2012 9:55:08 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

NEWSFLASH: Young person makes stupid decision. More at 11.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 9:56:35 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: SeekAndFind

Cut the kid some slack...

After all he’s only 19...and he could have endorsed Obummer!


11 posted on 01/05/2012 9:56:41 AM PST by proudpapa
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To: SeekAndFind

He responded to this last night at a townhall meeting. He said He has 35 nieces and nephews and 1 is just going through a phase, lol :). He said he loved his nephew too. :)


12 posted on 01/05/2012 9:57:43 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s no doubt at all that Gingrich put him up to this.


13 posted on 01/05/2012 9:57:50 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: lormand
An endorsement by a 19 year-old college student carries just slightly more weight than an endorsement by John McCain.
14 posted on 01/05/2012 9:58:18 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess their is a connection between senility and puerile ignorance.

Ron Paul is dead on when he speaks of domestic issues, but a total lune when he speaks of foreign affairs.

He’s unelectable.


15 posted on 01/05/2012 9:58:27 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d take advise from a 5 year old over a teenager any day.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 10:00:43 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“He’s like Kelly Clarkson of GOP candidates”

He’s like the Levin Johnston of the Santorum Family. Levi spported Obama and voted for him while still being with Bristol.

How long till this twerp makes the media rounds like Levi did?


17 posted on 01/05/2012 10:01:55 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: proudpapa

Cut the kid some slack...

After all he’s only 19...and he could have endorsed Obummer!

He might as well endorse his O-liness?


18 posted on 01/05/2012 10:03:16 AM PST by Leep
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To: ZULU

He is unelectable, though he is right on some domestic issues.

I like your tagline.


19 posted on 01/05/2012 10:05:06 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Big deal. Families often have different political loyalties. My mom's maiden name was well known to be democrat. Grandma was a Republican, and mom's more conservative than I am. Dad's side of the family is split all different ways. More are to the right than the to the left, but you have the entire political spectrum.

I was a Paul voter in 08. I still like him although Paul goes further out than I do on a few things. I haven't decided yet for this year. Not Romney is as far as I'm committing.

20 posted on 01/05/2012 10:05:24 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: lormand
"Every family has weak genes somewhere."

That is basically what I was going to say. What came to my mind is;

We all have Nuts in our family.

21 posted on 01/05/2012 10:06:21 AM PST by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D2iZOfAISyN8&sa=X&ei=5-MFT4K8DISltwfQ5-yTDg&ved=0CEYQuAIwBjgK&usg=AFQjCNHNTneiEqRUjv34mbl9CWMwdRRdSw


22 posted on 01/05/2012 10:07:16 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Many families with teenage children have radical progressive teen-aged idiots... that is because they were indoctrinated in the dim's communist training camps called public schools. BTW... Reagan's son and daughter voted for carter.

LLS

23 posted on 01/05/2012 10:08:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

That will leave a mark, LOL


24 posted on 01/05/2012 10:10:27 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: ZULU
but enough of them are to make a difference and those who are not are being misled.

Or they don't care about the areas where Paul is a "nutcase" and vote on their big issues.

Less government. Check. 2nd Amendment. Check. Pro-life. Check. Balanced budget. Check. Foreign policy? Goes too far but I voted domestic first. I'm no neo-con, but I'm more of a Reagan on foreign policy than I am Paul or either Bush.

For the record, I'm not voting for Romney, but haven't decided yet. My primary is up in February, and I want to see how the field shakes out first. It probably depends who is closest to Romney in the polls.

25 posted on 01/05/2012 10:10:54 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind
( * Ouch: Rick Santorum’s Young Nephew Endorses Ron Paul * )

( * John McCain Endorses Mitt Romney * ) .....

WHO CARES !!

26 posted on 01/05/2012 10:12:04 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: SeekAndFind

Blood is thicker than water.
But bong smoke makes you forget blood.


27 posted on 01/05/2012 10:12:33 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: SeekAndFind
These kids remind me of all those idiots that voted for Ross Perot.

They will eventually grow up and wise up but for now they are delusional.

28 posted on 01/05/2012 10:13:26 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: nutmeg

Ouch.


29 posted on 01/05/2012 10:15:00 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: HapaxLegamenon
An endorsement by a 19 year-old college student carries just slightly more weight than an endorsement by John McCain.

LOL. Close. More positive weight. A lot of folks see the McCain endorsement as reaffirmation that Romney sucks.

30 posted on 01/05/2012 10:15:11 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

There was obviously a time when he wanted something (perhaps a job) from his uncle and didn’t get it.


31 posted on 01/05/2012 10:15:29 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Santorum reminds me a heck of a lot of Dave Seville from the Chipmunk movies.


32 posted on 01/05/2012 10:17:31 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: SeekAndFind
Ah, the youth vote.

Cross-reference Newt's sister or Non Reagan.

33 posted on 01/05/2012 10:18:00 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: bgill
"I’d take advise from a 5 year old over a teenager any day.

Is that you Jimmy?

34 posted on 01/05/2012 10:18:09 AM PST by jpsb
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To: LibLieSlayer

“Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.”

French Premier Georges Clemenceau


35 posted on 01/05/2012 10:18:09 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Psalm 144

Thanks. We must never forget what Islam has done and is STILL DOING to our Christian brothers and sisters and other human beings who are not Muslims.

I LOVE that Psalm. Never read it before.


36 posted on 01/05/2012 10:18:09 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Russ
"The young people of today love them some Ron Paul"

Anyone who writes like this isn't worth reading...


I agree. If an author is going to use ebonics, he should use it properly. It should read: "The young people of today loves them some Ron Paul."
37 posted on 01/05/2012 10:18:13 AM PST by fr_freak
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To: Darren McCarty

“It probably depends who is closest to Romney in the polls.”

My thoughts exactly. But again, I really believe Paul’s foreign policy makes him unelectable. His son is much more reasonable. Paul also has probablems with racist baggage - true or not.


38 posted on 01/05/2012 10:20:38 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: fr_freak

RE: If an author is going to use ebonics, he should use it properly

Good gosh, I did not know that ebonics has grammatical rules.... :)

Got to enroll in class ( which college do you recommend ? ).


39 posted on 01/05/2012 10:21:13 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: TexasCajun

Yeah, the young voters who voted for George Herbert Walker Bush were delusional as well. They were delusional too thinking GB would carry on the legacy of Reagan.


40 posted on 01/05/2012 10:21:15 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Tanniker Smith

the youth seem to think Ron Paul’s shtick is a new thing.

He just keeps on rolling out the same circus act every election season.


41 posted on 01/05/2012 10:22:10 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh well. My oldest son and his wife whom I love dearly are obummer supporters but that does not change my mind a bit about the need for removing him and the democrat party from power permanently.


42 posted on 01/05/2012 10:22:39 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SeekAndFind
The trouble with my uncle ... caused trouble for this poster
43 posted on 01/05/2012 10:25:44 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lormand

I’ve got three lib sisters who absolutely can’t understand why everybody doesn’t love Obama. Two of them are very well-off and can’t seem to comprehend that Obama is opposed to the economic model that made them wealthy. One of my brothers is also way off the left side of the political spectrum. It’s basically me and my older brother who vote conservative.


44 posted on 01/05/2012 10:26:57 AM PST by driftless2
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To: jpsb

Have you listened to any teens lately? Five year olds, cats and turnips have more sense.


45 posted on 01/05/2012 10:27:07 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Got to enroll in class ( which college do you recommend ? ).

Heck, these days, just about any of them will teach this crap. Or you could just watch MTV.
46 posted on 01/05/2012 10:29:13 AM PST by fr_freak
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To: SeekAndFind

In other news: Rick Santorum’s Young Nephew’s Girlfriend’s Brother’s Friend is Supporting Obama. The inhumanity!


47 posted on 01/05/2012 10:30:34 AM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, he has the right to align himself with a loser. That’s what they do; losers stick together.


48 posted on 01/05/2012 10:31:20 AM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nobody gives a crap what any 19 year old thinks. As you age, you realize more and more just how mind-bogglingly ignorant you were at 19 years old. Combine this with the fact that 19 year olds think they know everything.

Nobody cares. A 19 year old could endorse Lady Gaga for president. Nobody cares.


49 posted on 01/05/2012 10:34:09 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Repealing Obamacare is the ONLY GOAL.)
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To: ZULU

“Ron Paul is dead on when he speaks of domestic issues, but a total lune when he speaks of foreign affairs.”

Agreed, although I would be more specific: RP’s proposed federal budget should be the starting point for the Republican Party, and the Republican Party should embrace most of his domestic spending ideas.

But on foreign policy and a handful of other matters (some of which are very important), RP sounds like a nut. Even those times when he means well, he sounds like a nut.

I wish we had a logical, truly fiscally conservative, republican candidate. I think we had one until the Cain campaign ended. Darn.


50 posted on 01/05/2012 10:35:12 AM PST by Stat-boy
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