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Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.
latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by true believer forever

Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House.

Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere.

"You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who's just going to be a little different than the person in there," Santorum told a crowd in San Antonio, according to NBC News. "If you're going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch-A-Sketch candidate of the future."

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To: Kevmo
Who would I Vote for if it's Obama or Romney? Hmmmmmmmmm

I'll take Romney for $500 Alex...

Anyone who thinks Obama and Romney are the same is smoking something that you need a Medical Marijuana Card to buy.

Obama is the worst President EVER. Carter is the second worst President EVER. If Mitt wins the Primary and the General and he is everything “Moderate” that we expect he might be, he would still only be the third worst President EVER.

I'll take number three over number one any day of the week if Mitt is the last man standing. Newt will be my guy until the fat lady sings in Tampa. As Mark Levin says, I would vote for a can of Orange Juice over Obama.

Did I answer your question? Oh yeah, I'll take my chances with Mitt picking the next two or three SCOTUS Nominees over the Commies Obama would pick in a heartbeat. We have a chance to influence Romney's choices. With Obama we don't.

401 posted on 03/22/2012 10:23:32 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Politicalmom

That is the direct quote being reported in the press. If you got a different source you better post it Santorum is drowning fast.

Would love to see the video. It would clear this issue up real fast.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/03/22/santorum-might-as-well-have-obama-over-romney/


402 posted on 03/22/2012 10:24:15 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: rurgan
sure Oracle. Nobody could be worse than Obama , or what it has done to America.Obama will increase his attacks on America because it knows it won’t have to face another election.Obama will destroy the U.S. because it won’t be facing reelection.

Yeah, I remember way back, when I saw statements like this, only Clinton was there instead of Obama.

403 posted on 03/22/2012 10:24:27 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: true believer forever; Brilliant

Exactly how the heck is Romney different than Obama? Romney ran LEFT of Kennedy. Romney pooh-poohed Reagan. Romney still supports RomneyCare. Romney’s advisors advised Obama’s staff on ObamaCare. Romney supports manmade global warming, etc.

So Romney becomes President. How the heck do we control him?


404 posted on 03/22/2012 10:24:27 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Fred
Brilliant, Thanks for confirming my diminishing opinion of San-bots. BTW I'm a Newt guy, not for Romney. I just believe in dealing with reality instead of clicking my heels together and making wishes.

Here's the facts: Romney will be the GOP nominee, and he will be a far sight better than obama. Santorum will go back to being substitute rino for Bill Bennett's rather autistic excuse for a talk show on Friday mornings when Bill just isn't up to showing up.

There. Now you don't have to try to stay up past your bedtime to see how it all turns out.

405 posted on 03/22/2012 10:27:37 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kickass Conservative; PAConservative1

Well, thanks for answering my question. I kinda like what PAConservative1 has to say above. Note that everyone is logging on as a ‘conservative’.

2012 is going to be a liberal vs. a liberal. Sure, Slick Willard might be a little less offensive of a liberal than Hussein, but at the end of the day he’s still a liberal. So if hypothetically conservatives try to drag him across the finish line, we’ll have a liberal for 4 years. Then in 2016, the Dems will obviously nominate another liberal, so it would be liberal vs. liberal AGAIN.

I’d rather have a liberal now and get a true conservative in 2016 then two liberals in a row, even if they do have an (R) next to their name!

390 posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:09:41 PM by PAConservative1


406 posted on 03/22/2012 10:28:16 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: JAKraig

OK, than please tell me Romeny is different from Obama?

RomneyCare?
His belief in manmade Global Warming?
Nominating liberal judges?
Gay marriage?


407 posted on 03/22/2012 10:28:18 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Bailee

Learn to read. Nowhere in that article does it say Santorum said “I’m going to vote for Obama.”


408 posted on 03/22/2012 10:29:29 PM PDT by Politicalmom
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To: dfwgator
Obama is a traitor against America. it is a marxist enemy. It's sickening that you or anyone would support this Obama scum, especially after seeing all it has done to destroy the U.S., piled 5 trillion in debt on us, let in illegals, exploded government size and power, censored the Internet with ACTA,Usurped the Constitution, and a million other crimes.

Keep campaigning for Obama. That just makes me want to vote against Obama more.

409 posted on 03/22/2012 10:30:20 PM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: JediJones
Bravo. The Hillary example is one I've been using for a while. The question Republicans need to ask themselves is how far is too far? How liberal does the Republican candidate have to be before you will NOT vote for them? I'd say that a candidate who is a proven serial liar and who, as governor, promoted abortion, gay marriage, socialized medicine, higher taxes, etc. IS GOING TOO FAR. People have to realize the President is the leader of the party. Where he goes, everyone else will follow. The party members, the elected officials, the voters, everyone. The Republican party as we know it might cease to exist if Romney becomes President.

Okay, all good points, but how about this. I have been doing some deep political thinking, be prepared to be underwhelmed :)

I think a lot of people would agree with these 2 things:

1) If romney got in, he would at least, get the locomotive of the private sector back on the tracks. I think Donald Trump would keep him honest there... and there are thin spots there, I know, but in general, he would get the engine of the private sector going. 2) He would diddle with obamacare, start putting the brakes on, at least, not a repeal like, say, Newt, promised. but he would put some breaks on, and with a stalwart senate and house, might even do more...

Both of those are generally speaking...

but then, how about this:

Romney, if he wins, could be the best things that ever happened to the true GOP conservatives...

With all this talk about newt going to the convention, I started to do some reading about the last time that happened, and it seems Reagan ran a primary challenge to Gerald Ford. He didn't beat him, but he did make a pretty strong showing - not sure about the details of that, just getting familiar with that whole event.

But, if romney gets in, and he will need all republicans to do that, but if the conservatives start on January 21, 2013, to develop, organize, grow and put in a place a primary challenge to him immediately, they could get a pretty impressive, noncompromised plan in place.

In the meantime, Romney will have at least slowed things down, and the true patriots could get there ducks in a row, and there are some very pretty conservative ducks that could be lined up... and this time, do it right.

Anyway, from the caverns of my mind and corners of my heart, I came up with this... probably really dumb and naive... but I thought it might have some merit.

All I know is, the thought of a primary challenge to romney would motivate almost as much as Newt does.

To be clear: I believe Newt will win. He is going to the convention. He has what it takes...

410 posted on 03/22/2012 10:30:29 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: NYCslicker
Romney is not my cup of tea, but bamey boy is a cup of arsenic......so I know how I'll vote....

time to come together and throw the bum out....

411 posted on 03/22/2012 10:31:11 PM PDT by cherry
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To: true believer forever

Mandate-UnCare, is nothing more than a Federal Labor Camp, CONCENTRATED right on the body.

Concentrated Camp.


412 posted on 03/22/2012 10:31:20 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: driftdiver

I think like you say that the boy wonder in office now hates us and the country....Romney doesn’t hate us or the country....will cringe with him in office but I can at least sleep at night...


413 posted on 03/22/2012 10:33:15 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Clintonfatigued; All; Antoninus; Lazlo in PA; AmericanInTokyo; American Constitutionalist

Perry and Herman Cain have had brain freezes, and most of the candidates, including Romney, have had gaffes, but not Rick, at least not until lately.

imo, Rick is working too hard, and should realize he can’t win the battle without getting enough sleep.

Here’s an interesting commentary and video on this subject:

“Would he really settle for Obama over Romney? I don’t believe it. It is so absurd that I tend to think he got something mixed up in his head and it didn’t come out the way he meant it. Because it’s just not true and I’ve heard him say otherwise beforehand.”

excerpt http://www.therightscoop.com/rick-santorum-prefers-obama-over-mitt-romney/

Click above link if interested in more commentary, and to view video.


414 posted on 03/22/2012 10:38:37 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
To me Clinton and FDR were the worst presidents ever. Obama almost there but it only has 1 term so far. But Obama will do much more damage to the U.S. in its 2nd term. we can see some of things Obama is doing because we have the Internet. Before most of what clinton and FDR did was hidden by the media.

Well of course the media said Clinton was a centrist blah blah Yeah sure that monster put in hundreds if not thousands of liberal judges that are still doing damage to the U.S. and it also put 2 liberal supreme court justices on the Supreme Court, let illegals reach critical mass. this monster Clinton set the infrastructure for the decline we see now in the U.S.

And FDR we all know about it's socialist revolution.

I tell you all of these democrats are evil marxists enemies of America.

415 posted on 03/22/2012 10:39:03 PM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: hinckley buzzard; All

How about this. I have been doing some deep political thinking, be prepared to be underwhelmed :)

I think a lot of people would agree with these 2 things:

1) If romney got in, he would at least, get the locomotive of the private sector back on the tracks. I think Donald Trump would keep him honest there... and there are thin spots there, I know, but in general, he would get the engine of the private sector going. 2) He would diddle with obamacare, start putting the brakes on, at least, not a repeal like, say, Newt, promised. but he would put some breaks on, and with a stalwart senate and house, might even do more...

Both of those are generally speaking...

but then, how about this:

Romney, if he wins, could be the best things that ever happened to the true GOP conservatives...

With all this talk about newt going to the convention, I started to do some reading about the last time that happened, and it seems Reagan ran a primary challenge to Gerald Ford. He didn’t beat him, but he did make a pretty strong showing - not sure about the details of that, just getting familiar with that whole event.

But, if romney gets in, and he will need all republicans to do that, but if the conservatives start on January 21, 2013, to develop, organize, grow and put in a place a primary challenge to him immediately, they could get a pretty impressive, noncompromised plan in place.

In the meantime, Romney will have at least slowed things down, and the true patriots could get there ducks in a row, and there are some very pretty conservative ducks that could be lined up... and this time, do it right.

Anyway, from the caverns of my mind and corners of my heart, I came up with this... probably really dumb and naive... but I thought it might have some merit.

All I know is, the thought of a primary challenge to romney would motivate almost as much as Newt does.

To be clear: I believe Newt will win. He is going to the convention. He has what it takes...


416 posted on 03/22/2012 10:39:33 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Politicalmom
News flash dear. I never said Santorum said HE would vote for Obammy he said if it comes down to Obammy vs Mittens. WE(You, Me, EVERYONE)should stay(vote) obammy.

It is called reading comprehension. I call his comment Treasonous to his Party if Mittens is the nominee.

He said we should stay with what we have(obammy) instead of taking a risk of what may net the EtchASketch Candidate(Mittens)

Santorum added: “If they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.”

417 posted on 03/22/2012 10:44:52 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: hinckley buzzard

I think it’s obvious that I did not really mean everybody.

But it does seem to be the general sentiment around here.


418 posted on 03/22/2012 10:45:05 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: Kevmo
Sorry, I'm one who believes that this Country would not survive another four years of Obama. Sure, the USA will still exist in name, but we as a people will be a hollow shell of what made our Country the greatest that ever existed in history.

Oh yeah, are you guaranteeing that another four years of Obama will result in a Conservative Republican Victory in 2016? If you are wrong, and I think you are taking a 50/50 chance of being wrong, what's next, cooking up Jim Jones tried and true Kool Aid Recipe?

419 posted on 03/22/2012 10:45:46 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: true believer forever

I’ll vote for Romney knowing that the result will eventually be the same as with Obama. The difference between Obama and Romney is that Obama actually wants our constitutional republic to collapse. With Romney, it would simply be a byproduct of his own brand of socialism.


420 posted on 03/22/2012 10:54:14 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: rurgan

As I’ve stated before on FR, Obama’s second Term would be remembered as the “Nothing to Lose” years. His first term is already worse than any of us would have ever imagined. Well, maybe not. Nothing that Commie wannabe does is surprising anymore.


421 posted on 03/22/2012 10:54:40 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: makomako

—”He is right! I will never vote for Romney! Romney will lose big time to Hussein. No more Rinos.”

OK, so you won’t vote for Milt Rummy, but you would vote for Obama?

I’m asking you because it looks like those are your two choices. Not voting is not a choice. A conservative not voting is one less vote for against Obama. Do you understand that?

I liked Michelle Bachmann until she became kooky and I liked Clarence Thomas II (aka Herman Cain), until the media pulled a Clarence Thomas on him. So what’s left? Not vote for the Repub choice? That’s a vote for Oblamer.


422 posted on 03/22/2012 10:57:06 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Thanks for the reply. I am sure there will be a thread going Saturday to follow your primary in LA. Be sure to post about your precinct and turn out. Please ping me too.

I sure hope those who support Romney and Santorum will re-consider and realize that Newt is the strongest and most conservative. Newt is also the one the DEMS and the MSM do not want to face Obama in November!


423 posted on 03/22/2012 11:04:07 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Thanks for the reply. I am sure there will be a thread going Saturday to follow your primary in LA. Be sure to post about your precinct and turn out. Please ping me too.

I sure hope those who support Romney and Santorum will re-consider and realize that Newt is the strongest and most conservative. Newt is also the one the DEMS and the MSM do not want to face Obama in November!

424 posted on 03/22/2012 11:04:35 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: LUV W

Newt issued a statement that Santorum was “dead wrong” to say this.


425 posted on 03/22/2012 11:04:57 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Sorry, I’m one who believes that this Country would not survive another four years of Obama.
***Well, then you pay your money and ya makes yer choice.

Sure, the USA will still exist in name, but we as a people will be a hollow shell of what made our Country the greatest that ever existed in history.
***We already are, thanks to Libs AND RINOs.

Oh yeah, are you guaranteeing
***WTF? Who am I to guarantee anything?

that another four years of Obama will result in a Conservative Republican Victory in 2016?
***Classic false dilemma argument. Here’s a false dilemma argument for you: If most of Gingrich’s support would fall to Romney when he drops out, then what good is he?

If you are wrong, and I think you are taking a 50/50 chance of being wrong, what’s next, cooking up Jim Jones tried and true Kool Aid Recipe?
***If you are wrong, and I think you are taking a 70/30 chance of being wrong, what’s next, Newt begging for 5 states so he can make a difference on the convention ballot other than being a spoiler? Why is it that several Newt supporters have publicly asked him to drop out, even here on FR? It’s because he’s a spoiler; he isn’t in this to promote conservatism any more — he’s promoting Newt.


426 posted on 03/22/2012 11:06:30 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Peter from Rutland
Maybe people will start listening to me but I doubt it. Time to unite and focus on the House and Senate. Win a veto proof majority and shove it down Romney’s throat.

JUST SAY NO : To John McCain (and ANY “conservative” who endorses him)

we need to divert ALL of our time/money that would normally be spent on the presidential race to the CONGRESSIONAL RACES... and here is why.. we MUST take back congress to keep the HildaBEAST or Obama in check.. there are several obvious reasons for this.. but I would like to point out ONE important but not so obvious reason... and this should help ease the conscience of anyone who THINKS they are “supporting” Obama or the HildaBEAST by voting for him/her... not only will a lopsided “victory” actually be —> GLOWING defeat...<— the conservatives in congress will be EMPOWERED to aggressively oppose her administration because they will be able to say.. “Yes, I voted FOR you because the RNC candidate was unacceptable..” -— think about this way.. HOWEVER, IF we support McCain, and he actually is able to win (which I doubt) the conservatives in congress will feel OBLIGATED to support his agenda, and it WILL be the END of our TWO-PARTY SYSTEM... This is the MAIN reason why a THIRD-Party approach to 2008 is UNACCEPTABLE... IMHO..

JUST SAY NO : To a third PARTY.. (Republican Party is NOT dead — YET)

I feel that the solution to the McCain factor is for CONSERVATIVES TO SUPPORT THE HILDABEAST OR OBAMA !! — while at the same time PUSHING HARD to take back the House/Senate... what will happen is this.. we will send the message LOUD/CLEAR that our party is NOT DEAD — but in serious need of some TOUGH LOVE !!

What I would LOVE to see is a lopsided victory for the HildaBeast or Obama as we take over control of congress to keep said President in check..

Great plan! It worked so well in 2008.
427 posted on 03/22/2012 11:07:31 PM PDT by Once-Ler (There are two paths! One is America, the other is Occupy!)
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To: Steelfish

I recall in one of the debates the candidates were asked if they supported SOPA. All but Rick said they did not support it in any form. Rick said he didn’t support it in it’s current form but did support the idea.

Rick also supports means testing for social security and has stated as much in the last few months.

Do you support either of these?


428 posted on 03/22/2012 11:10:24 PM PDT by Amntn
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To: true believer forever

The world’s gone crazy. Prayer is in order. That’s about all that can save us now.

What a disaster this campaign has become.


429 posted on 03/22/2012 11:21:17 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: WPaCon
Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.

Everyone says the same thing here, but then when Santorum says it, it’s terrible.

Everyone does say the same thing here, and it is terrible. How did FR become a cheerleading section for Obama? Disgusting!

430 posted on 03/22/2012 11:22:53 PM PDT by Once-Ler (There are two paths! One is America, the other is Occupy!)
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To: true believer forever

Everybody here is now all of a sudden so outraged at Rick Santorum (who simply articulated what many folks have been saying here on FR for months about Romney being no better than Obama), yet I’m FAR more pissed off over the comments by Romney’s spokesman. He outright admitted what conservatives have suspected all along... that Mitt is only trying to sound conservative right now just to do whatever he needs to do to wrap up the Republican nomination and then the GOP establishment will “reset” him during the general election and have him campaign as a moderate.

I used to think there was a major difference between the Republican and Democrat parties.

I no longer think so.

And it makes me absolutely furious.


431 posted on 03/22/2012 11:30:58 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: true believer forever
Rick is right...FUMR!

No one is going to scare me into voting for a man with a record to the left of Bill Clinton who lies, flop flops and uses the same sleazy tactics as the original Slick Willie.

Romney will destroy the Republican party and cause far more damage the either Bush did.

432 posted on 03/22/2012 11:31:18 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: SpaceBar; dfwgator; napscoordinator
Have fun planning your glorious GOP takeover in 2014 while listening to inspirational Obama quotes from tinny loudspeakers and shucking corn for the People's Energy Initiative behind an electrified cyclone fence.

Going back to 1988, we have 24 years of RINOs who get the nomination because it's their turn or they buy their way in.

How's that working out for us? 24 years of glorious GOP candidates who either win and then increase the size, power, and expense of the federal government, or who manage to lose to Democrats like Clinton and Obama.

24 years of more big government or losing to Democrats. That's a wonderful record, ain't it?

If the GOP decides that a true Conservative is going to run, I'll vote for them, but I'll be damned if I'm going to keep signing off on RINO GOP candidates just because they have an (R) next to their name.
433 posted on 03/22/2012 11:42:35 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: napscoordinator

napscoordinator wrote:
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Santorum is finished in the Republican party and with the Tea Party.

BS. If he does not get this nomination, he is next in line. And if you tell me I am crazy than look around. Everyone screamed for years....NO WAY Romney and he got it. NO WAY McCain and he got it. The system stinks but at least next round we will have an even better Rick Santorum.
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There’s no way the Republican Party would put Rick Santorum next in line for the presidential nomination in 2016 or 2020. He’s a social conservative and the GOP establishment wants nothing to do with that because they don’t think social conservatives are electable. I would be willing to bet the next candidates being groomed by the establishment as a future presidential nominee are (in no particular order):

Mitch Daniels
Tim Pawlenty
Jeb Bush

Disgusting, isn’t it?


434 posted on 03/22/2012 11:44:54 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: driftdiver

Rick, say it aint so.


435 posted on 03/22/2012 11:51:57 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: dfwgator
Consider the other possibility, that a second Obama term will unite Conservatives like never before.

And, result in the most conservative Congress we have seen in our lifetimes.

Romney with, ultimately, a Democratic majority in Congress or a lame-duck Obama with growing conservative Republican majority? I'll take the latter.

436 posted on 03/22/2012 11:55:40 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: no dems
A THREE-LEGGED, SH** EATING DOG WOULD BE BETTER THAN OBAMA.

But, a Romney Presidency wouldn't be. The Republican party and conservative movement will be in worse shape than after the Bush Presidency and all we'll have is Romneycare and a VAT tax to show for it.

437 posted on 03/22/2012 11:58:57 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Crucial; All
I’ll vote for Romney knowing that the result will eventually be the same as with Obama. The difference between Obama and Romney is that Obama actually wants our constitutional republic to collapse. With Romney, it would simply be a byproduct of his own brand of socialism.

Or you could find your second win, and sign on with Newt. He's going to the convention. And there's going to be a showdown. He'll do it, count on it. Just a suggestion.

Newt's campaign has made national phone banks available for contacting voters in Louisiana.  It includes an online call access center, and a simple script to follow.   This is one way to offset Romney, and Santorum's ground game in Louisiana. 

If you are a Newt supporter, please consider doing national calls for Newt.  He has been hit big time from all sides lately.  I believe he will endure.  Thank you very much.

http://www.newtsnetwork.com -- Click on MAKE THE CALL.

Newt-calls-home

Even if you are shy, after the first few calls, you'll relax and even start to like it. There were 150,000 calls made into SC, and Newt later said the phones and the grassroots played a major role in his Carolina success. Please do what you can. One hour equals about 10 calls. If everyone who reads this, and who supports Newt, would make calls, and ask others to do so, also, we could make a huge difference before the voting starts.

And don't forget to donate, you can buy a Newt gallon for a $2.50 donation. The gallons are bringing more and more new people on board each day, who really can't afford more than $2.50 at a time.

Phone calls, gallons, signs in yards, they are all important and cheap and easy to do!

www.newt.org/donate

438 posted on 03/23/2012 12:02:07 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: LC Gladiator
hese primary candidates just can’t handle the fact that Romney is kicking their butts.

That sounds like something you're happy about...

No, what they don't like and what real conservatives don't like is that Romney is ONLY winning because he has money. If he didn't, he'd be a second-tier candidate no one remembers like Jon Huntsman.

439 posted on 03/23/2012 12:03:41 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: true believer forever
Doesn't look like Rick is capable of that kind of mental exercise... being holier-than-thou consumes a lot of mental energy.

Like I have been saying, he ain't got the chops for the job...

440 posted on 03/23/2012 12:05:32 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: CatoRenasci
The best way to think of Santorum is as some sort of Christian Socialist

What load of crap:

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Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)

Rated 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)

Rated 81% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)

Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)

Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)

Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)

Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)

Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)

Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997) Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)

Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)

Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)

Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)

Voted NO on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)

Conclusion:

Rick Santorum is a Hard-Core Conservative.

441 posted on 03/23/2012 12:06:54 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: napscoordinator; Mariner

When Romney ends up being the nominee, will FR zot everyone?


442 posted on 03/23/2012 12:13:20 AM PDT by Blowtorch
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To: Kevmo
Sorry, I’m one who believes that this Country would not survive another four years of Obama.
***Well, then you pay your money and ya makes yer choice.

(OKAY - Not sure how to respond to that. Obama isn't my choice)

Sure, the USA will still exist in name, but we as a people will be a hollow shell of what made our Country the greatest that ever existed in history.
***We already are, thanks to Libs AND RINOs.

(AGREED - I don't like RINOS either, but I hate Marxists)

Oh yeah, are you guaranteeing
***WTF? Who am I to guarantee anything?

(You came up with the idea that another four years of Obama would mean a Conservative Victory in 2016. Are you saying you don't stand behind your own rhetoric? I will substitute the word “believe” for “guarantee” if that helps)

that another four years of Obama will result in a Conservative Republican Victory in 2016?
***Classic false dilemma argument. Here’s a false dilemma argument for you: If most of Gingrich’s support would fall to Romney when he drops out, then what good is he?

(I didn't mean to provide a false premise. You stated the idea that 2016 would result in a Republican Victory after another four years of Obama, no? I will have to go back and reread your original post to see if I misunderstood)

If you are wrong, and I think you are taking a 50/50 chance of being wrong, what’s next, cooking up Jim Jones tried and true Kool Aid Recipe?
***If you are wrong, and I think you are taking a 70/30 chance of being wrong, what’s next, Newt begging for 5 states so he can make a difference on the convention ballot other than being a spoiler? Why is it that several Newt supporters have publicly asked him to drop out, even here on FR? It’s because he’s a spoiler; he isn’t in this to promote conservatism any more — he’s promoting Newt.

(Sorry, I don't agree that Newt is a Spoiler. If you think he is just promoting Newt, I would ask to what end? Fame, fortune, pissing off Santorum supporters? Unfortunately Rick will implode since he has a nasty habit of tripping over his tongue and saying things that will come back to bite him in the butt should he become the Republican Nominee. I thought Romney was the gaffe king, now Santorum is giving him a run for his money. BTW - I don't agree with “several Newt supporters” who think he should drop out, I speak for myself. When the Primary season ends we will know what's in store for the Convention. Who will mix it up, Newt, Palin, Mittens, who knows?)

443 posted on 03/23/2012 12:21:15 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: plain talk
Conservatives screwed up and split the vote between Santorum and Gingrich. Conservatives will just need to regroup and get their act together for 2016 because 2012 is gone.

Oh boy I am gonna need the flame suit. The Social and Economic conservatives got split. Reagan was both. Same dang thing Huckabee screwed Thompson maybe even more than his lack of energy. For better or worse faith based Conservatives are voting for the man or woman that is more faith centric. This is the 2nd time it has been nothing but a spoiler from a macro view.

444 posted on 03/23/2012 12:23:35 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: NYCslicker
But anything, even Romney, is better than Obama in my opinion...

As I see it, the nation would easily survive four or even eight years of Romney in the whitehouse; it would not survive another four years of Obama. There would be no pieces left for anybody to try to pick up or put back together four years down the road. My first choice in the thing is Newt, but that starts to look like wishful thinking at this juncture.

445 posted on 03/23/2012 12:23:57 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Kevmo
>”I’d rather have a liberal now and get a true conservative in 2016 then two liberals in a row, even if they do have an (R) next to their name!”<

Kevmo, just reread your statement (above) and upon reflection I read more into it than your words meant to convey. I still disagree that after another four years of Obama we will “get a true conservative in 2016”, but if that is your belief so be it. Obama is not just a Liberal, he is a tried and true Marxist masquerading as a typical modern Democrat.

My apologies for reading too much into your original post...

446 posted on 03/23/2012 12:35:48 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: true believer forever

This is the same “conservative” who, in Michigan, asked Democrats to switch parties in the primary and vote for him.
I liked him at first, now I’ve lost most of my respect for him. I’m glad we have had this long primary.


447 posted on 03/23/2012 12:45:12 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: true believer forever

We’re screwed. I can’t do anything about it but I can go to the next g_n show and buy more lead throwers. It’s gonna hit the fan sooner (Obama wins) or later (Romney wins).


448 posted on 03/23/2012 12:49:39 AM PDT by trailboss800
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To: true believer forever

Thanks to Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota for voting for this idiot over Newt.

Just absolutely stupid voters.


449 posted on 03/23/2012 1:06:39 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: BobL

Yep but the Newters eat up any out-of-context Santorum quote the MSM dishes out and peppers it with insults like “Bible Boy” and “Saint Rick.”

I will NOT vote for Romney if Rick or Newt is not the nominee. I might even write in Ron Paul as a metaphorical FU to the GOP-E.

To do so would be to reward Mitt’s horrendous anti-conservative campaign.


450 posted on 03/23/2012 1:13:39 AM PDT by dontgivein
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