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Santorum: Cruz Did More Harm than Good
National Review ^ | October 27, 2013 | Patrick Brennan

Posted on 10/28/2013 12:58:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Former senator Rick Santorum offered qualified praise for Senator Ted Cruz this morning, but said the freshman’s effort to force defunding of Obamacare ultimately did “more harm” than good. Santorum said this wasn’t Cruz’s “objective,” which he called “a laudable one,” but he criticized the senator for having no plan to get to his goal of defeating Obamacare.

Meet the Press host David Gregory asked him whether he thought Cruz could be considered “the face of the Republican party,” and Santorum said Cruz is “a face” of the party but not the leader, noting that parties out of the White House often have such a debate over leadership.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; cruz; gop; ricksantorum; tedcruz
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1 posted on 10/28/2013 12:58:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Santorum has run out of feet to shoot.


2 posted on 10/28/2013 1:01:57 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

I forgot, what was Santorum’s plan again?


3 posted on 10/28/2013 1:05:32 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cruz is way ahead of Rick, plus Cruz has “bigger balls.”


4 posted on 10/28/2013 1:07:36 AM PDT by gattaca (“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” Mark Twain)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yup. There he is. When the chips are down, Santorum will always be a “Company” man....


5 posted on 10/28/2013 1:27:33 AM PDT by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: papertyger
He is an Elsie Hillman (Pittsburgh) GOPe RINO. Always has been, always will be.
6 posted on 10/28/2013 1:30:46 AM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

The question is....is this Santorum version 1.0, Santorum version 2.0, Santorum version 3.0, or Santorum version 3.1 speaking?

In a debate between Cruz and Santorum...it’d be over after twelve minutes. Santorum might work ok in Penn as a state legislature guy or maybe governor...beyond that...he’s just not that capable.


7 posted on 10/28/2013 1:32:51 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s lost and confused without his buddy Arlen Specter.


8 posted on 10/28/2013 1:33:17 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
but he criticized the senator for having no plan to get to his goal of defeating Obamacare.
The plan was to inspire the Republicans to force Obama to compromise.
9 posted on 10/28/2013 1:34:42 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

‘...said the freshman’s effort to force defunding of Obamacare ultimately did “more harm” than good.’

Words of a chickensh*t.


10 posted on 10/28/2013 1:41:32 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wrong, Rick.

Ted Cruz brought to light the evils of a blatantly Marxist grab at the nation’s health care system. How did stating the obvious qualify as “doing more harm than good,” especially now that no less than 10 Senate democrats are calling for a delay in the mandate tax?

And Ted Cruz’ actions didn’t “shut down” the government. The actions if Harry Reid and Barack Obama did.


11 posted on 10/28/2013 1:51:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

if=of


12 posted on 10/28/2013 1:53:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess Santorum knows quite a lot about doing more harm than good.


13 posted on 10/28/2013 2:16:31 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: gattaca

and Cruz doesn’t wear a sweater vest..


14 posted on 10/28/2013 2:18:56 AM PDT by maddog55
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Et tu Rick?


15 posted on 10/28/2013 2:19:03 AM PDT by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Santorum needs a new sweater I guess.


16 posted on 10/28/2013 2:24:48 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve always thought of him as a wimp. Looks like I was right.


17 posted on 10/28/2013 2:26:55 AM PDT by McGruff (Mitch McConnell sold his soul for a Dam project.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How can a guy who loses a Senate race in his own state have the nerve to go ahead and run for President in the first place.

Someone is telling this guy he’s the real thing.

Unfortunately, he is not. We really don’t need to hear from him anymore.

All the wannabes trash Cruz, who is the real deal. They have seen him speak and know they don’t hold a candle to this guy. Keep going Cruz.


18 posted on 10/28/2013 2:45:06 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: Fresh Wind

What good has Santorum ever done?

Another Republican who cannot support the right side.


19 posted on 10/28/2013 2:45:54 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I support Cruz....Santorium supports ObamaCare


20 posted on 10/28/2013 2:47:22 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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