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Rick Santorum says Barack Obama is 'a rock star' ruling America like King George III
Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2012

Posted on 02/22/2012 2:35:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Leading in the national polls and within striking distance of scoring big victories in Michigan and Arizona next Tuesday, Rick Santorum is portraying himself as the little 'guy from a steel town' who will stop Barack Obama from accumulating regal powers.

'Back in 2008, the American public at a time of crisis went for a rock star that they believed could solve their problems, someone that they believed in to make a difference in their lives,' he said at the Maricopa County Lincoln Day lunch in Phoenix, Arizona.

'This election, Americans are going to go back to what we've done in the past. We're looking for leaders, not who we believe in, we're looking for a leader who believes in you.'

Seeking to contrast himself with both Mitt Romney, his main Republican rival, and President Barack Obama, Santorum said: 'I'm not a manager. I'm not a visionary.

'I'm a guy from a steel town who grew up understanding what made this country great and for the years that I've been involved in public life, put my heart and my effort on the line to make this country the kind of country that we all want to hand on to our children and grandchildren.'......

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: azprimary; biggovernment; biggovernmentrick; gopprimary; leadership; lobbyist; rooster; roosterrick; santorum; santorum2012; usefulidiots
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To: Marguerite

Wait just a minute. I want to fully understand your point here. Are you suggesting that Santorum increasing his income is a negative or that being a Washington lobbyist is a negative?

41 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:33 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pigsley

“I have kept an open mind about Santorum. He seems like a very decent guy...but his record s*cks.”

“a track record of cutting spending” Santorum.

Santorum voting record on Taxes:

Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.


Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%
Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

Spending and Entitlements:

Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Health Care:

Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.


As for Christie, excuse me, he’s just a Rockefeller liberal republican, same as Romney, whom he endorsed from the beginning. There are not genuine conservative Republicans on the North East coast. They couldn’t survive in the local climate.

42 posted on 02/22/2012 7:31:06 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Ricky says he is not a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.

At least he was honest about it. Between "I'm no visionary" Rickey and "if you work hard enough you can get a little house and raise your children and put aside a little for retirement before you die" Obama, I guess we won't have to be bothered by talk of The American Dream any longer.

43 posted on 02/22/2012 2:14:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Marguerite

This list is why I am not a fan of Santorum. I will grudgingly vote for him if he’s the only one to vote for. Grudgingly.

44 posted on 02/22/2012 9:40:17 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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