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  • Rick Santorum: White House decision around June

    11/17/2014 9:21:23 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/2014 | Kyle Cheney
    Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who nipped at Mitt Romney’s heels in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, says he’s eyeing mid-2015 for a decision about a second White House bid. “Four years ago, we ended up announcing in June of 2011. If past is a portent of the future, that’s probably a ballpark,” he said in a phone interview. Santorum said he’s actively engaged with party donors and activists to assess whether he has a path to the nomination. “We’re doing everything consistent with making an effort,” he said. “We’re talking to donors, we’re looking at talking to people in...
  • Ted Cruz just scored a big win, and almost nobody (in D.C.) noticed

    11/03/2014 4:41:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 3, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    It largely escaped the notice of the national media, but there has been a pretty big political story playing out in Houston the last few weeks. Well, it has been a big story, at least, for one very key GOP constituency. Here's the recap: The city of Houston a few weeks back subpoenaed the sermons of five pastors who opposed an ordinance that was aimed at increasing the rights and protections of LGBT residents of the city, which is home to the first openly lesbian mayor of a major American city, Annise Parker (D). The subpoenas were issued in response...
  • Santorum to aid Steve King in fundraiser

    10/10/2014 2:33:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Bret Hayworth
    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who narrowly won the 2012 Iowa caucuses, will headline a fundraiser later this month for U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron. The event will take place Oct. 22 in a private home in Dakota Dunes, S.D. (SNIP) In a release, Santorum said King is the kind of congressman people need. “We need Steve King in Congress to stand up for America, our sovereignty, values, and economy... Steve understands the burden illegal immigration creates on American workers and their wages.
  • Right Hopes to Unite in 2016: As many as four candidates could contest the social conservative bloc

    09/30/2014 6:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | September 30, 2014 | David Catanese
    Part of Mitt Romney's success in securing the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 bore out of the fact that he benefited from the spoils of a divided faction on the right. If Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were ever able to consolidate the sum of their supporters around one of them, Romney's path to victory could have faced great peril. This calculation is weighing heavy on the minds of social conservatives as they look for a horse to ride in 2016. With an adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz telling National Journal Monday the Texas freshman is "90 percent" likely to...
  • Rick Santorum returns

    09/29/2014 8:20:10 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/29/2014 | Anna Palmer
    Rick Santorum helped drag out the 2012 Republican primary, sending Mitt Romney limping into the general election. Santorum’s lesson: Get in even earlier in 2016. The iconoclast social conservative is already taking the temperature of potential donors. His big money benefactor, Foster Friess, still adores him. He’s headed to Iowa in October to meet with key conservative activists. And he is growing his grass-roots network beyond early primary states. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus earlier this year called the primary process a “complete disaster,” promising to slash the number of debates to prevent “the traveling circus” from hijacking the...
  • Rick Santorum Criticizes Ted Cruz's Comments At Christian Event

    09/25/2014 3:35:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 25th, 2014 | By Brett LoGiurato
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday criticized comments in US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made earlier this month i n a speech that critics have said was unnecessarily confrontational toward a Middle Eastern Christian group. "We have a responsibility to stand by people who are being persecuted," Santorum told Business Insider in a wide-ranging interview in New York. "This shouldn't be an ideological test — well, you have to agree with us on all of these things, or else we won't be with you. No, we're going to be with you if you are a religious minority that's...
  • “Modern Family” Star Says he Refused to Pose for a Picture With Rick Santorum

    07/24/2014 7:49:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | THURSDAY, JUL 24, 2014 | DANIEL D'ADDARIO
    Eric Stonestreet told the antigay former senator: "I can't do it"“Modern Family” is a show whose depiction of a gay married couple is so uncontroversial that Democrats and Republicans alike can enjoy it (as evidenced by the show’s getting praised by both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012). But one of the show’s stars was uncomfortable when approached by one GOP fan. Eric Stonestreet, the Emmy-winner who plays gay former football player Cameron, told HuffPost Live that he had been approached by Rick Santorum at a recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The former Pennsylvania senator and once (and future?)...
  • Glenn Grothman wins endorsement of former Senator Rick Santorum for U. S. Congress

    06/28/2014 7:29:54 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | June 26, 2014 | Kyle Maichle
    When asked if the endorsement of Senator Santorum would change the complexion of the race for the GOP nomination in the 6th Congressional District, Senator Grothman said that he expected the establishment to go against his campaign and feels that the establishment does not like conservatives. Former Senator Santorum said that he is no big fan of the establishment. The 6th Congressional District is located in parts of Northeastern and South Central Wisconsin. Major cities in the district include Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Neenah, Oshkosh, Port Washington, and Sheboygan. The winner of the August 12th GOP primary between...
  • Rick Santorum endorses Glenn Grothman for 6th District Congressional seat

    06/28/2014 1:39:20 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Dana Ferguson
    Rick Santorum announced his endorsement of state Sen. Glenn Grothman for U.S. Congress Thursday afternoon in a short statement. “Glenn Grothman’s bold leadership in Wisconsin is exactly what we need in Congress,” said former U.S. Senator and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Santorum. “Our country is at a turning point, and we need a principled conservative like Glenn Grothman to return our country back on the path to prosperity. Glenn has the courage and the conviction to stand up for conservative values.” Grothman announced his campaign in April. He currently represents the 20th Senate District in the Wisconsin State Senate.
  • NY-22: Laughable Lies of Liberal Republicans (Conservative Tenney v. lib Hanna)

    06/19/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 20, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    How do you spell "sidesplitting chutzpah"? In New York's 22nd congressional district, it's spelled: R-I-C-H-A-R-D H-A-N-N-A. He's the liberal GOP incumbent trying to cling to public office by smearing the Marine mom, small-business owner, lawyer and conservative state assemblywoman poised to take his seat next week. Claudia Tenney is as rock-solid of a Republican as they come: pro-life, pro-limited government, pro-Second Amendment, pro-entrepreneur, pro-American worker. As one of New York's top conservative legislators, Tenney has been unafraid to challenge the powers that be in both political parties. As an attorney, she has fought valiantly against cronyism and corruption. She has...
  • Sevier County tea party bash featuring Palin, Santorum moving indoors

    06/18/2014 11:58:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | June 18, 2014 | Megan Boehnke
    Weather concerns are prompting the Sevier County Tea Party to move a high-profile bash next week that will include Sarah Palin to the Sevierville Convention Center. The June 26 event, originally scheduled to take place outdoors at Smokies Stadium, marks the one-time GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor’s first public appearance in the region since she testified at the trial of an email intruder four years ago. Mindful of the possibility of rain, the event is shifting indoors, said Sevier County Tea Party Chairman Steve Osborn. Also set to appear is former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former New York...
  • 3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party

    06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. […] It is Paul’s third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. …
  • Five Movies Rick Santorum Should Make Tomorrow

    05/29/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT · by yongin · 12 replies
    American Spector ^ | May 28, 2014 | Scott McKay
    I argued last week that Rick Santorum ought to drop any pretense of a long-shot 2016 presidential bid to focus on turning EchoLight Studios, the filmmaking outfit he runs, into the next blockbuster factory. That generated a bit of a discussion with Quin Hillyer, one of Santorum’s more well-known supporters (a summation of which can be found here)—but it’s worth exploring further how Santorum could make an impact upstream from politics. The primary reason conservatives are struggling at the ballot box, particularly in presidential elections that attract many low-information and less-engaged voters, is that liberals dominate the cultural media. Hollywood’s...
  • Palin, Santorum create new ads for Chris McDaniel; Cochran goes with Trent Lott (3 Video Ads)

    05/29/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 45 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | May 29 2014 | Right Scoop
    Audio/Video Ads Only: Sarah Palin has created a new radio ad for Chris McDaniel’s campaign: Likewise, Rick Santorum has a new TV ad for McDaniel via Political Victory Fund: So what big name is supporting Cochran? Trent Lott. I know. ZZZZzzzzzz:
  • Palin, Santorum headed to Smokies Stadium next month (“America’s Last Stand”)

    05/28/2014 9:07:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | May 28, 2014 | Megan Boehnke
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and other conservative heavyweights will be at Smokies Stadium next month for an event titled “America’s Last Stand.” The former Alaskan governor and presidential candidate will be joined by former New York judge Jeanine Pirro and one-time congressman Col. Allen West, who both now contribute to the Fox News Channel. Country crooner John Michael Montgomery and Cuban singer Jon Secada will provide entertainment. The event is sponsored in part by the Sevier County Tea Party. Tickets for the June 26 event range from $49 general admission seats to $1,000...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Legal in All of Northeastern U.S. (Now that Pennsylvania went pink)

    05/20/2014 8:30:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 20, 2014 | Brian Resnick
    With a federal judge declaring a Pennsylvania ban on gay marriage unconstitutional on Tuesday afternoon, every state in the Northeastern corner of the country—Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and now Pennsylvania—has legalized same-sex marriage. Judge John Jones invoked the 14th Amendment to invalidate a 1996 Pennsylvania law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Like many of the other judicial decisions bringing down state marriage bans, this one framed the issue as a matter of civil rights. Jones wrote: In future generations the label same-sex marriage will be abandoned,...
  • Rick Santorum: Establishment GOP don't have a clue on how to fix key problem

    05/15/2014 5:13:48 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jake Tapper, Sherisse Pham
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the GOP has a problem, and they know it. "Areas where we should be winning, like in Ohio, and in Michigan, places where the economy is not strong, where the Obama administration policies have hurt there ... they're not voting for us," says Santorum, author of the new book "Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works." Establishment Republicans "realize we have a problem there. I don't think they have any clue how to fix it," says Santorum. "The tea party realizes, that's who they are, these are conservatives who don't think...
  • Rick Santorum’s New Culture War: He wants the Republican party to stand for work and family

    05/06/2014 12:22:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2014 | Patrick Brennan
    Rick Santorum is rebranding himself. With the bruising 2012 primary behind him and another presidential bid in his sights, the former Pennsylvania senator and famous culture warrior is out with a new book, Blue Collar Conservatives, that puts his longstanding interest in working-class issues at the fore. Defeating same-sex marriage has become reclaiming marriage culture. His new book’s index doesn’t have one reference to abortion, and it’s barely mentioned in the text at all. In Santorum’s much-longer 2005 work, It Takes a Family, several chapters are devoted to abortion. Medicaid goes from one mention in his 2005 book’s index...
  • Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum Call for Higher Minimum Wage

    05/11/2014 12:03:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 177 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/11/2014 | Mike Shedlock
    In the past few days, three candidates who ran for the last Republican presidential nomination, including nominee Mitt Romney, have endorsed a higher minimum wage. Yahoo!Finance asks Mitt Romney Calls for Higher Minimum Wage. Does it Matter? Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee in 2012, called on Republicans Friday to raise the minimum wage, going against the congressional leadership of his own party. Related Stories "I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us," Mr. Romney said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”...
  • Mitt Romney: Let’s raise the minimum wage

    05/09/2014 1:35:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Alternate headline: Romney not running for President in 2016. Mike Barnicle braced Mitt Romney on the GOP’s demographic issues and its “conservative bent” on popular initiatives like immigration reform and a minimum-wage hike. Romney talks about the big tent of Republicanism, but notes that he supports a minimum-wage hike:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us,” Romney said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”In recent days, two of Romney’s former opponents, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty,...
  • Mitt Romney: Raise the minimum wage (Go away Tom Dewey!!)

    05/09/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/9/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday morning said he supports an increase in the minimum wage, breaking with many Republicans who have stood against it. “I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it,” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said. “Because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay.” Romney’s comments come after Senate Republicans rejected a vote on a Senate bill that would have increased the minimum wage to $10.10. Recently, though, former Minnesota...
  • Unfit to be President - Romney to GOP: Raise Minimum Wage

    05/09/2014 10:14:16 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 69 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/9/14 | w carruthers
    It is "appropriate" for Republicans to use investigations, such as those into Benghazi and the IRS, for election campaigns, two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday. Romney stressed that the investigations would not be taking place if Republicans did not have a majority in the House. "There would not be an investigation into Benghazi, there would not be an investigation into the IRS, were there not a Republican House. And, so to say, 'Look, elect Republicans so that we can have these kinds of investigations' is appropriate," the former Massachusetts governor told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The issue of using the...
  • Romney on minimum wage: 'we ought to raise it' (Mitt makes pilgrimage to MSNBC...)

    05/09/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/9/14 | Paul Steinhauser
    In a break with many in the Republican Party, Mitt Romney says he backs a move to raise the minimum wage. "I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee said Friday morning. "I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us," Romney added in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Republican Neel Kashkari clashes with Mitt Romney over minimum wage

    05/10/2014 3:35:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | Michael Finnegan
    Hours after former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for an increase in the minimum wage, Neel Kashkari, one of the party’s top candidates for governor of California, said such a move would be devastating to workers. The timing of the clash was awkward for Kashkari, a former investment banker from Laguna Beach. Romney is one of the Republican luminaries – including former Govs. Pete Wilson of California and Jeb Bush of Florida – whose support Kashkari has featured in campaign mail and TV advertising.
  • Santorum Dismisses Rand Paul’s 2016 Prospects: ‘The Republican Party Is Not A Libertarian Party’

    05/06/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 6, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum dismissed Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential ambitions, claiming “the Republican Party is not a libertarian party” and suggesting few GOP voters would be swayed by Paul’s small government message. Santorum swiped at the senator Monday during an appearance on CNN’s “Crossfire,” where he told left-wing host Van Jones that Republicans “need a positive agenda” to win in 2014 and 2016. “So positive agenda,” Jones replied. “Rand Paul, who now seems to be everywhere. He’s the frontrunner in your party. Do you agree with his ideas, are you going to support Rand Paul?”...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Santorum: Not Sure GOP Cares About Poor People [VIDEO]

    04/30/2014 12:43:48 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 102 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday he’s not convinced the GOP cares about poor people as much as Democrats do. “People ask me, ‘Do Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do?’” Santorum said at a New York meeting of conservatives. “I’m not sure we do. I’m not sure we do. And the reason I’m not sure we do, is because I don’t hear us talking about them very often.” The remarks came during the Q-and-A portion of the event, where Santorum was promoting his new book, “Blue Collar Conservatives.” He was asked whether he supports the...
  • Rick Santorum, in movie exec mode, considers his options for 2016

    04/02/2014 7:59:19 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/01/2014 | Ben Terris
    “There’s going to be a fight on the right to see who will be the Christian conservative choice of 2016,” says Jamie Johnson, a former Santorum campaign staffer. “I’ve never seen the stars aligned like this before in Iowa, with so many possibilities. I love Rick Santorum, and I wish him the best, but this is a new day.” It’s a day when GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are rock stars and when former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee could jump in and steal a lot of the evangelical support. And that’s just the fight for the...
  • Something Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, and Eric Holder Can All Agree on

    02/25/2014 6:11:46 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | Feb. 19 2014 1:35 PM | Emma Roller
    Sen. Rand Paul brought his national crusade against the war on drugs back to his home state, giving testimony before the Kentucky state senate in favor of an amendment to restore voting rights to felons after they get out of prison.The amendment, which state Republicans have forestalled for years, looks like it may finally pass. Today, only Kentucky and Virginia permanently strip felons' of their voting rights. Most states require a probationary period before felons can vote again, but states like Iowa and Florida have such punitive laws that they may as well be permanent. Only Maine and Vermont have no restrictions on felons voting, including when...
  • Rick Perry 2016?

    02/20/2014 9:49:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Of all the electoral maneuvers lately — Huckabee heading to Iowa, Santorum huddling with advisors, Allen West refusing to rule anything out, and even Joe Scarborough visiting New Hampshire — this is the most interesting. Is there room for Perry this time, though? Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will be in Des Moines and Davenport on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. He will be sitting down with business leaders to discuss a wide range of issues, according to Bob Haus, an adviser in the state. He also will be taping an episode of “Iowa Press,” Iowa Public Television’s weekly...
  • Recalling Euthanasia’s Legacy of Death

    02/19/2014 1:03:22 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    During a debate on the Senate floor in 1996, at the time of President Clinton’s veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortion, there was an incident reported in an article in the Washington Post: Not five feet away, Republican Senator, Rick Santorum turned to face the opposition and in a high, pleading voice cried out, “where do we draw the line? Some people have likened this procedure to an appendectomy. That’s not an appendix,” he shouted, pointing to a drawing of a fetus. “That is not a blob of tissue. It is a baby. It’s a baby.” And...
  • How Rick Santorum is laying the groundwork for another presidential run

    01/28/2014 9:22:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 28, 2014 | Chris Moody
    alk about campaign trail déjŕ vu. As hundreds of bundled-up supporters gathered around him on a freezing January day, Rick Santorum towered over a lectern and rallied his troops. Aides pecking at smartphones lined the perimeter of the hotel conference room. An army of young children scurried across the floor. Volunteers collected email addresses and phone numbers at a fold-up table near the door. The people, the “candidate” — even the weather — gave the event a presidential primary campaign feel. But this scene played out in the Capitol Hill Hyatt in Washington, not a Sheraton in West Des Moines...
  • Huckabee on the “RINO” label: The Nazis devalued people too, you know

    01/23/2014 3:56:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 23, 2014 | Allahpundit
    IÂ’ve looked for a transcript but canÂ’t find one so IÂ’m forced to rely on HuffPoÂ’s account of what he said. On the one hand, theyÂ’re a lefty news site, doubtless eager to put his quotes in the worst possible light. On the other hand, their reporter is Jon Ward, who used to work for the Daily Caller and is respected in the field. On the other other hand, the rhetoric sounds kind of Huck-ish, doesnÂ’t it? With some pols, you can look at a quote thatÂ’s attributed to them and say, nah, no way. With Huck, you never know...
  • O’Donnell Favorably Features Santorum Quote To Bash Christie. Go Home, America. You’re Drunk.

    01/15/2014 9:26:12 PM PST · by absentee · 2 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    You are entering the vicinity of an area adjacent to a location. The kind of place where there might be a monster, or some kind of weird mirror. These are just examples; it could also be something much better. Prepare to enter: The Scary Door.* Some clips just speak for themselves. Other clips are hilarious and unself-aware parodies of themselves. And still other clips make you question who you are as a human being and your place on this earth. This clip is the second one. Lawrence O'Donnell has to try really, really hard to be any more of a...
  • Rick Santorum warns fellow Republicans: ‘We live in a bubble’

    01/11/2014 10:13:11 AM PST · by Drew68 · 155 replies
    statesman.com (Austin, TX) ^ | 09 Jan 14 | Jonathan Tilove
    Republicans “live in a bubble,” former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum told the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature Thursday, and are detached from the pop culture and concerns of the average Americans whose allegiance they need to prevail nationally. “We live in a bubble. We don’t realize what’s going on,” said the once and perhaps future presidential candidate who is now head of a movie studio based in Flower Mound that produces Christian entertainment. “How many of you watch prime time network television? I suspect none of you.” He told his audience, which will also be...
  • Video: Rick Santorum says Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson was ‘Pretty Accurate’

    12/21/2013 12:35:28 PM PST · by absentee · 11 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/21/13 | Caleb Howe
    As the controversy over recent comments by Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson rages on, everyone from twitter users to national figures are adding their perspectives to the discussion. In the below clip. former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, appearing on On The Record, weighs in, saying that what Phil Robertson said was a “pretty accurate” job of quoting the Bible.
  • Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All?

    12/16/2013 5:16:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 16, 2013 | Justin Miller
    The Republican was once savaged for suggesting polygamy could become legal if the Supreme Court killed anti-sodomy laws. Now a judge has ruled against Utah’s anti-polygamy statute. A decade ago, Rick Santorum said polygamy, among other things, would be allowed if bans on sodomy were struck down by the Supreme Court. “Sometimes I hate it when what I predict comes true,” the once and likely future Republican presidential candidate tweeted Sunday after a federal judge decriminalized polygamy in Utah. Judge Clark Waddoups ruled late Friday that parts of the state’s law are unconstitutional, based on a Supreme Court ruling that...
  • IOWA STOP: Palin & Santorum To Visit Metro

    11/08/2013 10:06:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | November 8, 2013 | Staff
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be back in Iowa Saturday. The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition says Palin will be a featured speaker at its annual family banquet being held on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Palin will join a speaking lineup that includes Senator Mike Lee of Utah. Palin’s last formal appearance in the state was at a 2011 rally in Indianola. Another high profile Republican will be in the state on Monday. Former presidential candidate and Iowa Caucus Winner Rick Santorum will be heading to Jordan Creek Mall to watch a movie. The former...
  • Rick Santorum could be a thorn in Ted Cruz’s side in 2016. Here’s why.(WaPo dropping acid?)

    10/29/2013 7:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 28, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Was the end result of Ted Cruz’s effort to derail Obamacare in the recently concluded budget debate a good one? Rick Santorum doesn’t think so. “I would say that in the end, he did more harm,” Santorum said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” adding that while Cruz’s aim was worthy, his follow through wasn’t effective. Does it matter what Santorum, a failed 2012 White House contender, thinks of Cruz, a freshman Texas senator and rising conservative star? Yes. Because of Iowa. Cruz made his third swing through the first-in-the-nation caucus state over the weekend, building more bridges with conservative...
  • Santorum on Cruz: ‘In the End, He Did More Harm’ (Video at link)

    10/28/2013 11:00:10 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 50 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Conservative Rick Santorum, who served two terms as a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and was a Republican presidential candidate in 2012, criticized fellow conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), saying his approach to defunding Obamacare “did more harm” than good, adding that Cruz did not have a plan...
  • Rick Santorum in Iowa: The Term ‘Middle Class’ is ‘Marxism Talk’

    08/14/2013 6:07:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 31 replies
    Mediate ^ | August 13, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Is there such thing as “class” in America? Not if you ask Rick Santorum. The once and possibly future GOP presidential candidate spoke to a Republican gathering in Lyon County, Iowa late last week and shared this piece of advice with his party: “Don’t use the term the other side uses.” That includes the “middle class.” Santorum proceeded to tear into President Obama for constantly invoking the term “middle class” in his speeches about the economy. “Since when in America do we have classes?” Santorum asked. “Since when in America are people stuck in areas or defined places called a...
  • Sheldon Adelson: I Stand With President Obama on Bombing Syria (Gingrich/GOP Donor)

    09/05/2013 12:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Sep. 4, 2013 | Andy Kroll
    The debate over whether to bomb Syrian military facilities and weapons installations is creating some strange bedfellows. Among them: President Obama and Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. On Tuesday, the Republican Jewish Coalition, which counts Adelson as a donor and a board member, told its members to urge Congress to authorize a strike in Syria. A spokesman for Adelson, a top backer of pro-Israel causes, told Bloomberg News that the gambling mogul supported the coalition's position—and thus Obama's—on Syria. Obama and Adelson are far from ideological allies. Adelson reportedly spent upwards of $150 million, in disclosed and dark money,...
  • Santorum: Obama's Failures After Benghazi Led to Current Threat

    08/04/2013 10:15:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/4/2013 | Amy Woods and Audrey Hudson
    Republican Rick Santorum on Sunday blamed President Barack Obama's policies for creating the current terrorist threat that has closed more than 20 embassies around the world. "I think it's a huge deal, and I think it's really the consequence of the policies of this administration," Santorum said on NBC's "Meet the Press," pointing to last year's attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans. "We've seen really nothing other than cover-ups," said Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator and candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. "What we've seen is an administration that has refused to confront radical Islam, that has embraced...
  • Christian based movies to overtake Hollywood film industry?

    07/02/2013 9:11:59 AM PDT · by usalady · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/1/13 | Martha
    There is increasing evidence that faith and family based movies and TV is making an impact on the film industry.
  • Santorum: Rubio Lacks 'Respect' for 'Rule of Law'

    06/26/2013 4:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/26/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, a conservative Republican who vied for the GOP nomination for president last year, said on Wednesday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will face negative “consequences” for being a part of the “Gang of Eight” pushing the 1,200-page senate immigration bill. Santorum’s comments about Rubio came the radio show hosted by Fox News's Andrea Tantaros. Tantaros asked Santorum if he thinks Rubio “maybe has ruined his chances to run for president with this immigration bill.” “Well, you know, my feeling on that is that we got a long way between now and 2016,” Santorum responded. “Yeah,...
  • Rick Santorum made CEO of faith-based movie firm EchoLight Studios

    06/24/2013 6:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum has a new gig as chief executive at a faith-based film company. According to Dallas-based EchoLight Studios, the former GOP presidential candidate will be the new CEO of “the first movie company to produce, finance, market and distribute faith-based, family films across all releasing platforms.” Mr. Santorum announced the venture on Fox News’ “The Huckabee Show” on Saturday. “This is the right place and right time, and I’ve jumped in with both feet,” he said. “I often say that culture is upstream from politics, and I know entertainment also can be strength and light for people...
  • Rick Santorum: Time to get rid of the IRS ("You are guilty until proven innocent")

    06/24/2013 12:58:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    “It is just inherently corrupt,” Rick Santorum told a live audience this weekend in Charleston, South Carolina this weekend. The former Senator and GOP presidential candidate said that the latest scandal shows the danger of handing so much power over the lives of Americans to the federal government, and that repealing the Sixteenth Amendment was the only real solution to unwinding that intrusive power.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Rick Santorum became the latest Republican to call for the repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment in light of the ongoing IRS controversy. “We have to get rid of this income tax...
  • Santorum’s Quiet 2016 Campaign: He’s planning another insurgency

    06/18/2013 5:25:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2013 | Robert Costa
    Almost everybody has written off Rick Santorum as a 2016 contender — everybody, that is, except Rick Santorum. Behind the scenes, the former Pennsylvania senator is quietly preparing for another presidential run. Trips to Iowa are in the works, he’s meeting daily with his advisers, and he’s already fine-tuning his message for the early primaries. Hints of that pitch came last Thursday during a fiery speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s summer conference. Santorum cast himself as a populist conservative. “When all you do is talk to people who are owners,” he warned, the GOP becomes nothing more than...
  • Santorum: It was dumb to make Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment the theme for GOP convention

    06/14/2013 7:04:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/14/2013 | AllahPundit
    This deserves wider attention, especially at a moment when the stupid, stupid Republican leadership has convinced itself that its real problem with the electorate is being insufficiently pro-amnesty. “One after another, [business owners who were invited to speak] talked about the business they had built. But not a single—not a single —factory worker went out there,” Santorum told a few hundred conservative activists at an “after-hours session” of the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “Not a single janitor, waitress or person who worked in that company! We didn’t care about them. You know what? They built that company...
  • Santorum: GOP Leaders 'Don't Reflect Who We Are'

    06/14/2013 9:38:53 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 14 Jun 2013 09:45 AM | Courtney Coren
    Former Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum criticized his Republican Party Thursday, telling a conservative audience that GOP leaders do not "accurately reflect who we are." Speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, Santorum said Republicans should stop talking to CEOs and "talk to the folks who are worried about the next paycheck," Politico reports.