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rambone
01-05-2012, 02:45 AM
I intend to keep an ongoing thread of major anti-liberty positions of each significant candidate. I worked on a few of these in the last campaign also. Please bump this thread with new information as it comes out.

Article for sharing : Rick Santorum on the Issues (http://www.policestateusa.com/rick-santorum/)



1996 - He voted for the anti-gun Lautenberg Amendment (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=104&session=2&vote=00289) to Federally strip citizens of gun rights if they are convicted of a certain misdemeanors.

2001 - He voted for No Child Left Behind (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h107-1), further federalizing education in America, and doubling the size of the Department of Education, in both employees and in budget size.

2001 - He voted for the USA PATRIOT Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h107-3162).

2001 - He voted to bailout (http://www.votesmart.org/bill/votes/7696) the airline industry with Federal tax-dollars.

2002 - He voted for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h107-5005).

2002 - He voted to create the TSA (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h107-5005), which now unconstitutionally searches people in airports, bus stations, subways, train stations, on highways, and more.

2003 - He voted to expand prescription drug entitlements with his support of Medicare Part D (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h108-1), which is now a $7 Trillion unfunded liability.

2004 - Endorsed pro-abortion candidate Arlen Specter (http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Santorum-Haunted-Pro-abortion-Specter/2011/12/31/id/422684).

2006 - He was the #1 most lobbied (http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?Ind=K02&cycle=2006) member of Congress.

2006 - Made list of most corrupt (http://www.citizensforethics.org/index.php/press/entry/crew-releases-second-annual-most-corrupt-members-of-congress-report/) members of Congress.

2008 - Wrote an article titled Vote For Foreign Aid (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08219/902030-35.stm#ixzz1iXeCAjpG).

2008 - Endorsed Mitt Romney (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/rick-santorum-mitt-romney_n_1009725.html?ref=mostpopular) as his first choice in 2008 election.

2011 - Advocates a trade war (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/11/santorum-i-want-to-go-to-war-with-china/) with China.

2011 - Advocates sodomy laws (http://www.americanindependent.com/200959/rick-santorum-talks-sodomy-laws-on-bradlee-deans-radio-show) used to imprison homosexuals.

2011 - Says that foreign scientists (http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/21/exclusive-interview-second-look-at-rick-santorum/) should be treated like members of al-Qaeda.

2011 - Advocates the TSA racially profiling (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/22/rick-santorum-racial-profiling_n_1108984.html) Muslims.

2012 - Says that he would bomb Iran (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/01/rick-santorum-iran-iowa-caucuses-2012-_n_1178483.html).

He voted to raise the debt ceiling at least 8 times.

He worked with Hillary Clinton to ban "inappropriate material" in video games (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/rick-santorum-mr-bipartisan-compromise-and-mr-pro-wrestling/).


“I came to the House as a real deficit hawk, but I am no longer a deficit hawk. I’ll tell you why. I had to spend the surpluses. Deficits make it easier to say no.” -- Rick Santorum, 2/5/2003 (source (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/origins-of-the-deficit-2/?smid=tw-NytimesKrugman&seid=auto))

"If you're a conservative, there really is only one place to go right now. I would even argue farther than that. If you're a Republican, if you're a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only one place to go right now and that's Mitt Romney." -- Rick Santorum, 2/1/2008 (source (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/rick-santorum-mitt-romney_n_1009725.html?ref=mostpopular))

"I don’t want to go to a trade war. I want to beat China. I want to go to war with China and make America the most attractive place in the world to do business." -- Rick Santorum, 10/11/2011 (source (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/11/santorum-i-want-to-go-to-war-with-china/))

“And I stood up from the very beginning back in 2003 when the Supreme Court was going create a constitutional right to sodomy and said this is wrong we can’t do this. And so I stood up when no one else did and got hammered for it. I stood up and I continue to stand up.” -- Rick Santorum, 10/22/2011, (source (http://www.americanindependent.com/200959/rick-santorum-talks-sodomy-laws-on-bradlee-deans-radio-show))

"I have always been a supporter of uniform laws on values that undergird the family. That's why I supported the Federal Marriage Amendment - you cannot have 50 different marriage laws. And you cannot have 50 different abortion laws." -- Rick Santorum, 2011 (source (http://www.ricksantorum.com/pressrelease/huckabee-tonight-santorum-stands-consistent-full-spectrum-conservative-candidate-presid))

"Don’t give me this idea — I hear this: ‘Oh, you’re a moralist. You’re trying to impose your values.’ Everybody’s trying to impose their values. That’s what America’s about." -- Rick Santorum, 12/29/2011 (source (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/29/santorum-marriage-prevents-poverty-unless-youre-gay/))



CONCLUSION: Rick Santorum is a poster-boy for what drove voters away from his party during the Bush years. He supported all the worst expansions of the Federal Government when his so-called "conservative" principles should have led him to opposition. He's voted for the creation of multiple Federal agencies, supported bailouts, helped double the Department of Education, allowed the Federal Government to spy on U.S. citizens without warrants, supported every interventionist war, is an outspoken supporter of foreign aid, supported a terribly irresponsible expansion of Medicare, and has a history of making anti-libertarian comments. He is eager to use the power of govern to enforce his biases against certain cultures and lifestyles -- the mentality of a true authoritarian social engineer.


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rambone
01-05-2012, 02:48 AM
"One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a libertarianish Right. They have this idea that people should be left alone, do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and our regulations low, that we shouldn't get involved in the bedroom, that we shouldn't get involved in cultural issues. That is not how traditional conservatives view the world." -- Rick Santorum


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gwwmm-cQxU

rambone
01-05-2012, 02:49 AM
Again Rick rants on television about how people should not be allowed the freedom to do what they want to do. He says real conservatives don't pursue individual liberty, but mandatory responsibilities imposed for the "common good." He says that social freedom is a Leftist position.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03zFTTqHScI

rambone
01-05-2012, 02:50 AM
Rick made a campaign video in 2006 bragging about working with Hilary Clinton to federally ban "inappropriate content" from video games. Seconds later he punches a wrestler in the face.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnfURvvNSI8

rambone
01-05-2012, 02:51 AM
In an interview with Chris Wallace, he goes on a tirade about how gay discrimination is nothing like race discrimination. He suggests that there are "all sorts of studies" that suggest that gay people can reform themselves and stop being gay, and therefore, his discrimination against homosexuals is justified.

This man has some serious issues with other people's lifestyles.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrZtlnsBq_Y[/URL]

Castrensis
01-05-2012, 03:00 AM
Brilliant, thanks for this. Great talking points to dissuade people from supporting him.

Dynamism
01-05-2012, 03:25 AM
I ran across this, I think it's a good start. You can merge it with the above.

I haven't fact-checked the voting record all the way; should be cross-referenced against this (http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/27054/) and other sources.

Rick Santorum

- Voted for Prescription Drug Benefit mandate.
- Endorsed Arlen Specter.
- Agreed with Newt on illegal immigration when Newt mentioned his limited amnesty.
- Voted for the Gun Manufacturers Liability Act of 1994 prohibiting the sale of hand guns with safety devices.
- Voted against Death Tax repeal in 2003.
- Voted for the federal regulation of farms requiring that large farms construct animal waste treatment facilities.
- Voted for Bushs' No Child Left Behind and other national testing initiatives.
- Voted for affirmative action (later voted against it).
- Voted for Minimum Wage increases (Flipped on this several times).
- Voted for federal funds for military operations in Bosnia.
- Voted to cut Trident II D-5 missiles several times.
- Voted against the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts funding numerous times.
- Voted to seize private property to designate 7 million acres of Cal. desert as a wilderness area.
- Voted against the first amendment and for lobbying restrictions and regulations.
- Voted for the Motor Voter law several times.
- Voted to limit Striker Replacement of union thugs.
- Voted on the FY 94 Clinton budget, which contained at that time the largest tax increase in U.S. history.
- Voted against SDI several times.
- Voted against Hunter amendment that sought to require the Defense Department to ask individuals entering the armed forces if they are homosexuals. (He later switched to the more conservative position on this).
- Voted against school choice early in his career. (He later switched to the more conservative position on this).
- Voted against both the 1991, 1992 spending freeze and voted for numerous large Bush II Budgets.
- Voted for tabaco tax increases (1998).
- Voted against the exemption of banks with assets of less than $250 million from the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (1998).
- Voted for the Chemical Weapons Treaty of 1997 that the ACU said, "violated U.S. constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure, ceded U.S. national sovereignty to international agencies, and threatened U.S. defense forces".
- Voted for Kassenbaum amendment to the Ryan White Reauthorization which allowed for funds to be used to promote homosexuality or intravenous drug use.
- Voted for the 2005 highway bill that included thousands of wasteful earmarks, including the Bridge to Nowhere.
- Voted to continue funding the Bridge to Nowhere rather than send the money to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
- Sponsored a bill to extend milk subsidies in 2005, which he claimed he did to “save countless Pennsylvania dairy farmers.”

Some additional points from here (http://www.clubforgrowth.org/whitepapers/?subsec=137&id=902):

- A prolific supporter of earmarks, having requested billions of dollars for pork projects in Pennsylvania while he was in Congress. Perhaps recognizing the sign of the times, Santorum finally reversed his position in 2010, saying that he was opposed to them , but one must remain skeptical about his sincerity. As recently as 2009, he said, “I’m not saying necessarily earmarks are bad. I have had a lot of earmarks. In fact, I’m very proud of all the earmarks I’ve put in bills. I’ll defend earmarks.”

- An examination of his scores in the NTU rating of Congress shows that Santorum compiled a very strong record on taxes and spending in the first four years of each of his two Senate terms, then a sharp swing to below the Senate Republican average in the Congress before his reelection campaign.

- In the 2003-2004 session of Congress, Santorum sponsored or cosponsored 51 bills to increase spending, and failed to sponsor or co-sponsor even one spending cut proposal. In his last Congress (2005-2006), he had one of the biggest spending agendas of any Republican -- sponsoring more spending increases than Republicans Lisa Murkowski, Lincoln Chafee and Thad Cochran or Democrats Herb Kohl, Evan Bayh and Ron Wyden.

- Santorum also supported raising congressional pay at least three times, in 2001, 2002, and 2003.

- He voted NO on raising the minimum wage in 1995 and 2005. But on the same day he voted NO in 2005, he sponsored an amendment that would increase the minimum wage, which he later boasted about to skeptical voters in a 2006 campaign brochure he released called “50 Things You Didn’t Know About Rick Santorum.”

- In the same “50 Things” campaign brochure, Santorum boasts about sponsoring a bill to regulate “price gouging and unfair pricing by the big oil companies.” This contradicts his opposition to a “windfall profits tax” that Democrats tried to impose on oil companies in 2005. He also voted YES on Sarbanes-Oxley, which was an overreaching bill that tried to tighten accounting regulations following the Enron scandal.

Also see: Rick Santorum the Pro-Life Statist (http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/12/29/rick-santorum-earmarxists-and-the-pro-life-statist/)

Svenskar_för_Ron_Paul
01-05-2012, 06:31 AM
What a lunatic. This is the biggest fringe candidate in the whole racereally.

rambone
01-06-2012, 12:40 AM
Rick Santorum dances around the words out of his own mouth.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3104J6UX7Vw

This is the original speech that caused him to make headlines.

"I don't want to make black (blah?) people's lives better..."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgLMghcPDVs

Drex
01-06-2012, 07:07 AM
Bump!

69360
01-06-2012, 07:20 AM
He lost his senate seat here in PA over scandals.

He wasn't living in PA when he was senator. He bought a $700,000 mansion in VA and was living there. He claimed his residence was a $70,000 2 bedroom house outside Pittsburgh, he has 7 kids. :rolleyes: It was on the news several times, run down grass not cut, no furniture. But he claimed to commute back there every week. He refused to back down. Then he rented it out and bad for him, the renters registered to vote with frothy's address. Still frothy wouldn't back down and claimed to live there on tv. Well it gets better. Frothy then enrolled his kids in some online charter school and billed the school district in PA $20,000 per kid per year for their education, while he was living in VA. The school district won against frothy, but missed some sort of legal deadline. Frothy has never paid the money back to date.

I'm sure this all will come out, it was all over the news here back then.

rambone
01-11-2012, 07:19 PM
How disastrous was Santorum’s endorsement of Specter? Can you say ‘Obamacare’? (http://legalinsurrection.com/2011/12/how-disastrous-was-santorums-endorsement-of-specter-can-you-say-obamacare/)


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3HOb0NEJ1E

rambone
01-11-2012, 07:30 PM
Another Republican who was for federal health care mandates. :coffee:



Candidates Diverge On Health Care Remedies (http://articles.mcall.com/1994-05-02/news/2979474_1_cooper-grandy-health-reform-employees-premiums/2) - May 2, 1994

Santorum and Watkins would require individuals to buy health insurance rather than forcing employers to pay for employee benefits. Both oppose abortion services and support limits on malpractice awards. Santorum says non-economic damages should not exceed $250,000, adjusted annually for inflation, and lawyers' contingency fees should be capped at 25 percent.

The Republicans are split, however, on the issues of raising "sin" taxes to pay for expanded coverage and on allowing a national board to set spending limits.

Watkins would allow a tax increase on cigarettes, alcohol and firearms; Santorum would not. Also, Watkins supports a national cap on spending, provided it doesn't force rationing. Santorum says no to board-set limits.
Santorum Wants Debate On Health Care (http://articles.mcall.com/1994-05-28/news/2975145_1_wofford-s-campaign-santorum-health-reform) - May 28, 1994


For several years, Santorum has promoted a Republican alternative. It would require workers to buy their own health insurance and allow monthly tax-free contributions into "Medisave" accounts to pay for routine medical servi

rambone
01-18-2012, 02:52 PM
Santorum spends an inordinate amount of time telling Americans how we are not free.


"Like any freedom there has to be regulation." -- Rick Santorum

"The Internet has been a powerful force for bad." -- Rick Santorum

"There are limits to freedom on the Internet." -- Rick Santorum


www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT0SX2jpgFQ

Restore America Now
01-19-2012, 04:34 PM
Thank you for this. My father just switched from Perry to Santorum... oh dear... :eek:

row333au
01-19-2012, 06:38 PM
Philadelphia Daily News who covered Santorum for 12 years.....lists 10 things about Santorum, some of which are kind of disturbing especially the ones on the use of cash at a foundation Santorum started and his leadership PAC

The Rick Santorum that America doesn't know

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/The-Santorum-that-America-doesnt-know.html




Operation Good Neighbor Foundation. While in its first few years the charity cut checks to community groups for $474,000, Operation Good Neighbor Foundation had actually raised more than $1 million, from donors who overlapped with Santorum's political fund raising. Where did the majority of the charity's money go? In salary and consulting fees to a network of politically connected lobbyists, aides and fundraisers, including rent and office payments to Santorum's finance director Rob Bickhart, later finance chair of the Republican National Committee.

http://prospect.org/article/sour-charity




so-called "leadership PAC" created by Santorum that was supposed to fund other Republicans instead seemed to mostly pay for the lifestyle of Santorum and those around him.

http://prospect.org/article/little-help-his-friends




organized by executives of Outback Steakhouses, a company that shared Santorum's passion for a low minimum wage for waitresses and other rank-and-file workers. Santorum's efforts were also aided by his unusual mode of travel: Wal-Mart's corporate jet.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/136636808.html?cmpid=15585797




Santorum raised his family in northern Virginia and rarely if ever seemed to use the small house that he claimed as his legal residence, in a blue-collar Pittsburgh suburb called Penn Hills


Pennsylvania voters were shocked when they found out the Penn Hills School District had paid out $72,000 for the home cyberschooling of five of Santorum's kids, hundreds of miles away in a different state. The cash=strapped district was unsuccessful in its efforts to get any of its money back from Santorum.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/136636808.html?cmpid=15585797




ex-Pennsylvania senator spent much of his final years in government trying to downplay and defend his involvement in the so-called "K Street Project


By all accounts, Santorum was the Senate's "point man" on the K Street Project and met -- at least occasionally and perhaps frequently with super lobbyist and taxpayer's money user fanatic Grover Norquist and felon and House majority whip Tom DeLay -- to make Republicans land into well-paying jobs with top lobbying firms that were seeking to then access and influence other Republicans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_Street_Project#Republicans_distance_themselves




(after Santorum's defeat in 2006)an internal memo at the drug giant GlaxoSmithKline said his departure from Washington "creates a big hole that we need to fill.


Medicare Part D, a prescription drug plan for the elderly that has added hundreds of billions of dollars to the federal deficit and was drafted in such a way to best help pharmaceutical companies maximize profits from all the unbridled spending.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/11/23/leaked-drug-company-memo-_n_34802.html




his devotion to a large American corporate behemoth, Wal-Mart: In the wake of the report about Santorum's travel in the Wal-Mart corporate jet, I counted the many ways that Santorum had done the bidding of the world's largest retailer in the Senate, including battling to limit any increases in the minimum wage and seeking to make changes in overtime rules that woulld benefit the company and hurt its blue-collar workforce, tort reform to limit lawsuits against what is said to be the world's most-sued company, and changes in charitable giving laws and of course eliminating the estate tax that would benefit the billionaire heirs of Sam Walton.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/Sen_Rick_Santorum_R-Wal-Mart.html




his political values are guided by his religious values....despite inviting such scrutiny, there's been little access allowed into Santorum's ties to ultra-conservative movements within the Roman Catholic Church ... just like Pres. B O and his public scrutiny of his birth certificate and transparency government

note: he is active participant in Legatus (some 500 Catholic elite billionaires and millionaires are initiates of the Opus Dei that is affiliate in Legatus)

http://news.yahoo.com/opus-dei-influenced-rick-santorum-201937160.html

http://natcath.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2002a/011802/011802f.htm

http://www.legatusmagazine.org/?p=2042

http://gawker.com/5050016/how-legatus-brought-down-wall-street

note: starts at 04:23 about Legatus


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuo6Mo1kH28&feature=related




the Tea Party loves to hate, a $750 million energy plant in Schuylkill County, Pa., that was to convert coal to liquids but needed massive subsidies (turning into billions to date). Santorum boasted of his rule in securing an $100 million federal loan for the project -- which had hired Pennsylvania's top Republican Party power broker Bob Asher, as a lobbyist and paid him at least $900,000. Despite Santorum's efforts, the plant has not been built.

http://articles.philly.com/2006-07-21/news/25405074_1_waste-coal-diesel-fuel-foreign-oil




Santorum apparently believes in "an entitlement culture" when it comes for former politicians

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/opinion/collins-republican-financial-plans.html?_r=1




Huffington Post looks back at a story it published this past June on the presidential candidate's connection to a troubled hospital chain.....

The Pines may be exceptional in terms of racking up state violations, but it also boasts a singular distinction: The board of the center's parent company, Universal Health Services, which bought The Pines in November, included former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.).

Santorum, who recently launched a presidential bid, resigned from the UHS board on June 15, a week after the publication of a Huffington Post report on UHS facilities during his tenure. The former senator had served on the UHS board since 2007, a period which saw the company twice sued by the Department of Justice.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/02/rick-santorum-iowa-caucus-2012_n_1179435.html

rambone
01-23-2012, 08:41 PM
I am disturbed anytime a neocon warmonger wants to turn these conflicts into an outright "World War."

These are Rick Santorum's words:

The Great Test of This Generation (http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/218260/great-test-generation/nro-primary-document) - 7/20/2006, National Press Club

... Now most of you would expect me to launch into my oft written speeches about culture, the family, and children.

Not today. No today the biggest issue facing our children’s future is a war. Not, as so many describe it, the War on Terror. Not the war in Iraq or Afghanistan. But the world war, which at its heart is just like the previous three global struggles.

In those wars we fought against European tyrants and their allies, from the Kaiser to Hitler to Lenin, Stalin, and their heirs. We fought them because we knew that our survival was at stake. The tyrants would never stop attacking until they had defeated us, or we had defeated them.

Our only choices – choices imposed on us, not chosen by us – were either winning or losing, because there was no way out.

We are in the same kind of conflict today. Some say we are fighting a War on Terror. That is like saying World War II was a war on blitzkrieg. Terror like blitzkrieg is a tactic used by our enemy, not the enemy itself.

In World War II we fought Naziism and Japanese imperialism. Today, we are fighting against Islamic fascists. They attacked us on September 11th because we are the greatest obstacle to their openly declared mission of subjecting the entire world to their fanatical rule.

I believe that the threat of Islamic fascism is just as menacing as the threat from Nazism and Soviet Communism. Now, as then, we face fanatics who will stop at nothing to dominate us. Now, as then, there is no way out; we will either win or lose.

rambone
01-23-2012, 08:47 PM
Photo: [/URL]Pancake Pantry Feb. 4, 2008 in Nashville, TN.
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rambone
01-23-2012, 11:27 PM
Jan 23, 2012 GOP NBC Debate


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og2prpOiiB4

rambone
01-26-2012, 12:56 PM
Wow. Rick Santorum wrote his own hit-piece in 2006.

He comes up with 50 points that are almost entirely associated with growing the government and increasing spending. He is quite proud of his socialist record. :rolleyes:


50 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum (http://mediacdn.reuters.com/media/us/editorial/pdf/50Things.pdf)

1) Brags about perpetual increases to Social Security recipients.
2) Brags about Federal spending increase on the environment.
3) Brags about Medicare entitlement expansion.
4) Brags about foreign aid.
6) Brags about Federal spending increase on the environment.
9) Brags about funding stem-cell research.
11) Brags about Federal spending increase on education.
12) Brags about more spending on unemployment.
13) Brags about Federal subsidies for college for poor people.
14) Brags about Medicare entitlement expansion. (Medicare Part D)
17) Brags about Federal internet restrictions.
19) Brags about Federal restrictions on pet industry.
21) Brags about Federal farm subsidies.
22) Brags about Federal price controls on oil.
23) Brags about Federal minimum wage increases.
24) Brags about Federal spending on home utility bills.
25) Brags about Federal health insurance subsidies.
29) Brags about Federal spending increase for health care.
31) Brags about Federal spending increase for education.
32) Brags about Federal spending increase for education. (Headstart)
33) Brags about Federal spending increase for fire companies?
35) Brags about Federal spending increase for education.
38) Brags about Federal restrictions on State justice systems.
39) Brags about Federal involvement in hiring teachers.
40) Brags about Federal spending increase for health care.
43) Brags about Federal spending increase for health care.
44) Brags about preventing Congress from cutting food stamps.
45) Brags about expanding Medicare entitlements.
46) Brags about Federal spending increase for Pennsylvania's highways.
47) Brags about preventing closure of defense sites.
48) Brags about a spending increase on the military.
49) Brags about Federal spending increase for education.
50) Brags about Federal spending increase for farm subsidies.

rambone
01-27-2012, 05:28 PM
“The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical. And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom.”

-- Rick Santorum, 2/22/2011


Santorum: Left hates 'Christendom' (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50054.html)

Noted Historian Rick Santorum Retcons The Crusades (http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/noted-historian-rick-santorum-retcons-the-crusades/)

There is a narrow sense in which one could make this argument with a straight face: The Crusades began in response to requests for help by the Christian Byzantine emperor Alexios I in defending against incursions into Anatolia by Muslim Seljuk Turks. A century of fighting such advancement along the borders of Christian Europe certainly created the conditions for Pope Urban II to agree. But that’s about as far as it goes.

Over the course of two centuries and nine crusades, Catholic forces launched campaigns not only to “defend Christendom,” but also for purely economic and political reasons. Crusaders not only fought Muslims in Palestine, but “pagan Slavs, pagan Balts, Jews, Russian and Greek Orthodox Christians, Mongols, Cathars, Hussites, Waldensians, Old Prussians, and political enemies of the various popes.” Even leaving aside the depredations within Europe (not to mention without) that Crusaders committed from the very start, by the time they were petering out, they’d long since stopped being primarily about defending Christendom in any but the purely rhetorical sense.


http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Crusades_Map-570x367.gif

rambone
02-03-2012, 02:35 AM
Ayatollah Rick is a real freedom fighter. All he does is think of "vices" that he'd like to ban using the might of the Federal Government.

He flew out to Nevada this week and campaigned against gambling. Well played sir.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLrl09x65t4


http://i.qkme.me/35w2p7.jpg

rambone
02-04-2012, 02:40 PM
Santorum is just the fearmongerer we need to keep us all quivering in the fetal position, wetting our pants, and asking government to keep us safe.


Santorum: Missouri isn't safe if Iran gets nukes (http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/santorum-missouri-isnt-safe-if-iran-gets-nukes/357881)

"Once they have a nuclear weapon, let me assure you, you will not be safe even here in Missouri," Santorum said. "These are folks who have been and are at war with us since 1979," he said of Iran.

Santorum recalled that the improvised explosive devices which are "the number one killer and maimer of our troops in the Middle East" were "manufactured in Iran, by the Iranian government, and distributed to the terrorists in both Iraq and Afghanistan."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GblPzpPx4hc

rambone
02-04-2012, 02:41 PM
Peddling fear is one of his main platforms.


Doomsday warning from Rick Santorum (http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-doomsday-warning-from-rick-santorum--2012-20120203,0,2473849.story)

On Iranian policy, he warns that Tehran first would destroy Israel and then turn its sights on the United States. "They cannot have a nuclear weapon, because you, in Greenville, will not be safe," he said in South Carolina.http://www.mcall.com/media/photo/2012-02/67832469.jpg

Joe3113
02-05-2012, 01:34 AM
should be pinned.

rambone
02-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Rick Santorum has been wishy-washy on gun rights, just like he has been wishy-washy on capitalism, freedom, obeying the constitution, opposing Big Government, being fiscally conservative, etc. For a look at the rest of his record, go here (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?346598-Comprehensive-list-of-Rick-Santorum-positions&p=3962362).

On gun rights, Santorum helped crack down on gun shows, supported Lautenberg's anti-gun legislation, mandated handgun locks, and supports pro-establishment anti-gun candidates.

On top of what is mentioned in this article, he voted to create a new Federal agency, the Travel Security Agency (TSA), whose sole job is to set up checkpoints and disarm American citizens. That's the exact opposite of a constitutional, pro-gun stance.


Rick Santorum's anti-gun history (http://www.nationalgunrights.org/rick-santorums-anti-gun-history/)

In the 90s, he voted to support the Lautenberg Gun Ban, which stripped law-abiding gun owners of their Second Amendment rights for life, simply because they spanked their children or did nothing more than grab a spouses wrist.

He voted for a bill in 1999 disguised as an attempt to increase penalties on drug traffickers with guns… but it also included a provision to require federal background checks at gun shows.

And then he voted with gun-controlling Democrats Dianne Fienstein and Frank Lautenberg to mandate locks on handguns in 2005.

But worst of all, Rick Santorum has a storied history of bailing out anti-gun Republicans facing reelection.

Rick Santorum came to anti-gun Arlen Specter’s defense in 2004 when he was down in the polls against pro-gun Republican Pat Toomey. Specter won and continued to push for gun control during his years in the Senate.

He also supported and openly campaigned for anti-gun New Jersey governor, Christine Todd Whitman.

The evidence is clear. Not only is Rick Santorum refusing to reveal where he stands on important Second Amendment issues, he has a long record of supporting anti-gun legislation and politicians.Pro-gun group goes after Rick Santorum for not completing its survey, launches robo-calls (http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2012/01/pro-gun-group-goes-after-rick-santorum-for-not-completing-its-survey-launches-robo-calls/nK0OoLLYwk1tcZWJWclN4H/index.html)

An uncompromising gun rights organization, which previously attacked Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, is now going after his Republican rival, Rick Santorum.

The National Association for Gun Rights launched robo-calls against Santorum this weekend, after publishing an anti-Santorum letter on its website last week. The group says Santorum never filled out its survey, and claims he has a “long history of supporting gun control.”

coffeewithchess
02-08-2012, 09:47 PM
Here's just one video I put together on Santorum, this one was updated today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qBmE-0u6p24

J-Reg
02-09-2012, 08:24 AM
Can we PLEASE get a Santorum site up and running? One that only targets him for his anti-conservative positions, like bailouts and being anti-gun. PLEASE???

HOLLYWOOD
02-09-2012, 08:56 AM
He lost his senate seat here in PA over scandals.

He wasn't living in PA when he was senator. He bought a $700,000 mansion in VA and was living there. He claimed his residence was a $70,000 2 bedroom house outside Pittsburgh, he has 7 kids. :rolleyes: It was on the news several times, run down grass not cut, no furniture. But he claimed to commute back there every week. He refused to back down. Then he rented it out and bad for him, the renters registered to vote with frothy's address. Still frothy wouldn't back down and claimed to live there on tv. Well it gets better. Frothy then enrolled his kids in some online charter school and billed the school district in PA $20,000 per kid per year for their education, while he was living in VA. The school district won against frothy, but missed some sort of legal deadline. Frothy has never paid the money back to date.

I'm sure this all will come out, it was all over the news here back then.PS department of Education funds. So this is what Santorum did

Lawless America has a nice report on Santorum: http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=print&link_id=1402&tmpl=component&Itemid=100


Santorum, Rick (http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=viewlink&link_id=1402&Itemid=100)
Accused Party Type: Official - Elected
Accused Party Title: U.S. Senator
Court or Office: U.S. Senate
Accused State: Pennsylvania
State of Complaint: Pennsylvania (http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=searchby&cf_id=29&value=Pennsylvania&Itemid=100)
Types of Misconduct: Ethics (http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=searchby&cf_id=57&value=Ethics&Itemid=100)
Website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Santorum (http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=visit&link_id=1402&Itemid=100)
Rating of the Accused Party: 5

Rick Santorum, used $100,000 of PA state funds earmarked for that state's school children to educate his own children, who were not residents of Pennsylvania. source (http://www.postgazette.com/pg/04323/413787.stm)
In the news release, Pennsylvania Department of Education Awards $20.9 Million to Promote Academic Achievement and Assist At-Risk Students in High-Poverty Schools, issued 19-Jan-2012 by Pennsylvania Department of Education over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the headline and the first paragraph, first sentence, should read "$64.4 million" rather than "$20.9 million" as originally issued inadvertently. In addition, several of the dollar amounts in the Editor's Note were incorrectly listed. The complete, corrected release follows:

Pennsylvania Department of Education Awards $64.4 Million to Promote Academic Achievement and Assist At-Risk Students in High-Poverty Schools

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the 57 schools and organizations that will receive a total of $64.4 million as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Challenge Grant.

***
Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.

Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case.

In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel.

Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012. He formed a presidential exploratory commitee on April 13, 2011.

***
In November 2004, a controversy developed over education costs for Santorum's children. Santorum's legal address is a three-bedroom house in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, which he purchased for $87,800 in 1997 and is located next to the home of his wife's parents. But since 2001, he has spent most of the year in Leesburg, Virginia, a town about one hour's drive west of Washington, D.C., and about 90 minutes' drive south of the Pennsylvania border, in a house he purchased for $643,000. The Penn Hills Progress, a local paper, reported that Santorum and his wife paid about $2,000 per year in property taxes on their Pennsylvania home ($487.20 per year to Allegheny County, 2006 through 2008, based on a 2007 value of $106,000, plus Penn Hills School District tax). The paper also found that another couple — possibly renters — were registered voters at the same address.

At the time the issue arose, Santorum's five older children attended the Western Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, with 80 percent of tuition costs paid by the Penn Hills School District. At a meeting in November 2004, the Penn Hills School District announced that it did not believe Santorum met the qualifications for residency status, because he and his family spent most of the year in Virginia. They demanded repayment of tuition costs totaling $67,000.

When news reports showed Sen. Santorum was renting his Penn Hills home, Santorum withdrew his five children from the cyber education program that Penn Hills School District paid for.

That saved Penn Hills taxpayers about $38,000 a year. Although Santorum said he would make other arrangements for his children's education, he insisted that he did not owe the school board any back tuition. Once the controversy surfaced, the children were withdrawn from the cyber school and were then home schooled.

July 8, 2005, a Pennsylvania state hearing officer had ruled that the Penn Hills School District had not filed objections to Santorum's residency in a timely manner and dismissed the complaint. Santorum hailed the ruling as a victory against what he termed "baseless and politically motivated charges". Santorum told reporters that "[n]o one's children — and especially not small, school-age children — should be used as pawns in the 'politics of personal destruction.'" In the 2006 senate campaign, Santorum ran television commercials with Santorum's son saying "My dad's opponents have criticized him for moving us to Washington so we could be with him more."

September 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Education agreed to pay the district $55,000 to settle the dispute over money withheld from the district to pay for the children of U.S. Senator Rick Santorum to attend a cyber charter school.

The matter rose again in May 2006. Santorum has said that his family stays during holidays and at times on weekends at the Penn Hills house. But the Progress reported in May that the house appeared unoccupied, and Casey's campaign noted that in a press release. Santorum then accused Casey's campaign of supporting trespassing on his property, saying of Casey "Now that he is a nominee, it is time for him to start acting like a candidate instead of a thug." Casey, in a statement, called the charges "false and malicious." His campaign, in a news release, described Santorum's actions as "weirdness".

September 2006, Santorum formally asked that the county remove the homestead tax exemption from his Penn Hills residence. He said that he had made similar requests to county officials in conversations in 2005 and earlier in 2006, but to no avail. In his letter, Santorum insisted that he was entitled to the exemption, which is worth about $70 annually, but chose not to take advantage of it because of the political dispute. While homeowners in the county are eligible for a tax savings averaging $70 a year on their primary residences, the county council president noted that Santorum had "said during a televised debate that he spends about 30 days in his Penn Hills house each year.".

Allegheny County Election Office records indicate that, while a registered voter in the county, Santorum had since 1995 voted absentee.

The only way for Santorum to not pay for his children's private education was to enroll them in the Penn Hills School District. Virginia state law only requires local school districts to pay for private school tuition fee when a student has disabilities and enrolls in a school that can satisfy his or her needs, according to Charles Pyle, Virginia Department of Education spokesman. Otherwise, children in Virginia must attend their local public schools.

Santorum's supporters have said that the controversy is politically motivated because the school board is controlled by Democrats (Erin Vecchio, the school board member who first publicly raised the issue, is the chair of the local Democratic Party). They also have said that since Santorum votes in Penn Hills and pays property and school taxes there, he is entitled to the same privileges as any other Penn Hills resident and should not be deprived of these privileges as a result of his service in the U.S. Senate.

Non-residency issues have raised questions of hypocrisy, in that Santorum had previously castigated Representative Doug Walgren for moving away from his district.

Getting popular... more on Frothy
POLITICO: Rick Santorum's TOP 10 problems
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72607.html

Hey, Newt (http://www.politico.com/2012-election/newt-gingrich/index.html)- you’re not the only one in the race with some serious baggage. Man-of-the-hour Rick Santorum (http://www.politico.com/2012-election/rick-santorum/index.html), riding high after his Tuesday hat trick of wins in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado (http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/02/santorum-wins-colorado-sweeps-all-three-contests-113835.html), has said and done plenty of things that could come back to bite him in the primaries or general election if he gets that far. Here are POLITICO’s top 10:

1. Losing Big in 2006: Despite being elected twice as a congressman, then twice again as a senator from Pennsylvania, Santorum’s last race ended in a landslide defeat in his homestate that raises questions about his national electability. Indeed, he was trounced in 2006 by 18 points by Bob Casey Jr., at the time the largest margin of defeat for an incumbent since 1980.
2. Lobbying, D.C. Background: Santorum did work (http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/01/santorum-lobbying-work-fit-my-values-109870.html) for Universal Health Services and other lobbying groups after he left the Senate, which he has defended as consistent with his “values.” But Mitt Romney has already started pounding him on this issue, saying Tuesday evening in Denver that “Washington will never be reformed by someone who has been compromised by the culture of Washington.”
3. Endorsed Romney in 2008: In the last presidential cycle, Santorum endorsed Romney, now his competitor, for president. “Governor Romney is the candidate who will stand up for the conservative principles that we hold dear,” Santorum said in a statement (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/former-us-senator-rick-santorum-r-pa-endorses-governor-mitt-romney-56763867.html).
4. Backed Arlen Specter: In 2004, Santorum endorsed Specter (liberal) over Pat Toomey (conservative) in the Pennsylvania Republican senatorial primary, a nod that has since come to haunt him (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71455.html). Specter defeated Toomey, but would switch parties in 2009.
5. Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: Santorum voted for Medicare Part D, an big expansion in the size of government, which has irritated some conservatives. In fact, the senator played a key role in urging his colleagues to vote for the costly plan.

6. Popularity in the Senate?: Some have suggested that Santorum was not very popular in the Senate, and wonder if an alleged lack of collegiality says something about how he works (or doesn’t) with people. “You were not considered among your Republican colleagues to be the most popular member of the class in the Senate, I don’t think that’s an understatement,” said journalist Carl Bernstein on MSNBC Wednesday. Santorum countered that he was respected enough to be in the Senate’s number three leadership position.
7. Racial Sensitivities?: Santorum drew fire earlier this year when he told an audience (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57350990-503544/santorum-targets-blacks-in-entitlement-reform/) he doesn’t want to “make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”
8. ‘Man on Dog’: In 2003, Santorum offended many when he appeared to draw a connection between homosexuality and “man on dog” relationships. “In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be,” he said at the time (http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-04-23-santorum-excerpt_x.htm).
9. Polygamy and Same-Sex Marriage: Asked at a New Hampshire college why he opposed same-sex marriage, Santorum said, “So, everybody has the right to be happy?” he said. “So, if you’re not happy unless you’re married to five other people, is that OK?”
10. The Google Problem: His previous comments on homosexuality and other social issues have motivated a campaign against him, including organized efforts to connect his name to a sexual neologism through Google search results. But that’s not all – the same disdain for his views has led him to be the target of multiple ‘glitter bombs,’ most recently on Tuesday.

jkr
02-09-2012, 09:05 AM
sticky please?

LisaNY
02-09-2012, 09:11 AM
http://i.qkme.me/35w2p7.jpg

I can't stop laughing! Thank you!

Liberty74
02-09-2012, 04:45 PM
I think Jerry Doyle nails Ricky "your so fine" just with the right about of critique. Rick is a right wing "nut" job.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RTqIIoDALeA#!

rambone
02-10-2012, 12:45 PM
“I fight very strongly against libertarian influence within the Republican Party and the conservative movement.” -- Rick Santorum



Santorum . . . Just Go Away. (http://www.boortz.com/weblogs/nealz-nuze/2012/feb/10/rick-santorum-just-go-away/)


“I am not a libertarian, and I fight very strongly against libertarian influence within the Republican Party and the conservative movement. I don’t think the libertarians have it right when it comes to what the Constitution is all about. I don’t think they have it right as to what our history is, and we are not a group of people who believe in no government.”

libertygrl
02-10-2012, 12:54 PM
EXCELLENT!

WEBSITE - RICK SANTORUM FRAUD: hxxp://santorumexposed.com/

rambone
02-11-2012, 01:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWrVnrw6sck

RecoveringNeoCon
02-11-2012, 12:31 PM
Found a nice little goldmine of Santorum's liberal record! :D

Not sure if this has been posted already, though.

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/06/what-a-big-government-conservative-looks-like/

gb13
02-11-2012, 01:20 PM
Found a nice little goldmine of Santorum's liberal record! :D

Not sure if this has been posted already, though.

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/06/what-a-big-government-conservative-looks-like/

Nice find!

HOLLYWOOD
02-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Aren't there other Santorum classic aka Greatest Hits videos?

Santorum, "Tea Party Redicals"

Santorum "End Libertarians"

and the latest

"Women are Too Emotional To Serve or Fight in Combat"

please post those Vids too... thank you

ClydeCoulter
02-11-2012, 11:07 PM
This one made me so angry that I screamed at my monitor. Rick Agrees with Ron Pauls view on Iran:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jRW30b_51KY

AngryCanadian
02-11-2012, 11:42 PM
Spreading this on my blog.

rambone
02-12-2012, 12:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLQnoVpkyqc

rambone
02-14-2012, 01:12 PM
No surprise here.


Santorum, Romney and Gingrich vow to enforce anti-porn laws (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/13/santorum-romney-and-gingrich-vow-to-enforce-anti-porn-laws/)


Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich have all told the group Morality in Media that they would enforce federal obscenity laws that prohibit the distribution of pornography.

Those laws, the anti-pornography group said, are being ignored by the current administration.

“Federal obscenity laws should be vigorously enforced,” Santorum told the group. “If elected President, I will appoint an Attorney General who will do so.”

rambone
02-14-2012, 11:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ra0qdwMLdg

rambone
02-15-2012, 12:01 AM
"I don't think a healthy thing for our country."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MBO9tNNejo

wayzupusc
02-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Well his staunch position his pet issue, abortion, seems to have changed since 1990....SIAP

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_t4cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3GMEAAAAIBAJ&dq=santorum%20progressive&pg=6015%2C5485825

rambone
02-15-2012, 04:12 PM
Great find waysupusc!

In this 1990 article about Rick Santorum running against incumbent Democrat Doug Walgren for U.S. Senate, it is revealed that Santorum initially described himself as a "progressive conservative" in his campaign manual. It would be great to find that campaign manual!


Incumbent Walgren Runs Like A Challenger - The Pittsburgh Press (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_t4cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3GMEAAAAIBAJ&dq=santorum%20progressive&pg=6015%2C5485825) - Oct 28, 1990
(Article begins on page A1 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_t4cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3GMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2800,5453552&hl=en) and continues on page A8 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_t4cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3GMEAAAAIBAJ&dq=santorum%20progressive&pg=6015%2C5485825).)



Santorum is also relying on the ranks of religious conservatives opposed to legal abortion.

That marks a definitive political arrival for Santorum, who describes himself in his campaign manual as a "progressive conservative," and who did not have a firm position on abortion - a flashpoint issue with the religious right - until he began his campaign.

Santorum said he always opposed government funding of abortions, but "beyond that I tried as much as I could to dance around the issue, not really take a position on it."

But in fact, Santorum had taken enough of a position on abortion that he drew up, around December, a position paper that later had to be quietly withdrawn. In that paper, Santorum said, he had limited his opposition to abortion to cover only the time in which the fetus is considered viable - usually taken to mean the final three months of pregnancy - and to public funding of abortions.

rambone
02-15-2012, 04:40 PM
More on Rick's crusade against contraception.


Rick Santorum Wants to Fight ‘The Dangers Of Contraception’ (http://swampland.time.com/2012/02/14/rick-santorum-wants-to-fight-the-dangers-of-contraception/)


Transcript:


One of the things I will talk about that no President has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, “Well, that’s okay. Contraception’s okay.”

It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. They’re supposed to be within marriage, they are supposed to be for purposes that are, yes, conjugal, but also [inaudible], but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act. And if you can take one part out that’s not for purposes of procreation, that’s not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women, so why can’t you take other parts of that out? And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. And that’s certainly a part of it—and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong—but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special.

Again, I know most Presidents don’t talk about those things, and maybe people don’t want us to talk about those things, but I think it’s important that you are who you are. I’m not running for preacher. I’m not running for pastor, but these are important public policy issues. These how profound impact on the health of our society.

rambone
02-15-2012, 09:59 PM
Santorum has an ad ("Best Chance") that makes some deceptive claims.

Primarily people are upset that he is claiming he "Served 8 years on Armed Services." Most people read this and think that he served in the military. The fact is that he served on an Armed Services Committee.

http://onfinite.com/libraries/1728221/cea.jpg


The rest of his ad can be easily picked apart too.

"Full-spectrum conservative"
>> Except for the whole lack of "fiscal" conservatism.

"Tea Party favorite"
>> Strange considering that he criticized the Tea Party saying he had "real concerns" about them trying to "refashion conservatism."

"Fought corruption and tax-payer abuse"
>> Except when he abused the taxpayers with budget busting entitlements and made the list of most corrupt (http://www.citizensforethics.org/index.php/press/entry/crew-releases-second-annual-most-corrupt-members-of-congress-report/) members of congress.

"Reformed welfare"
>> Perhaps by expanding entitlements across the board.

"Made in the USA jobs plan"
>> May involve a trade war (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/11/santorum-i-want-to-go-to-war-with-china/) with China.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fKXkAhAFts

rambone
02-15-2012, 11:14 PM
He thinks that judicial activists are at fault for reaffirming an individual's right to use contraception. :rolleyes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kjls0Ln7D4

rambone
02-16-2012, 01:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBTLnO7FQM8

coffeewithchess
02-16-2012, 01:25 AM
Santorum has an ad ("Best Chance") that makes some deceptive claims.

Primarily people are upset that he is claiming he "Served 8 years on Armed Services." Most people read this and think that he served in the military. The fact is that he served on an Armed Services Committee.

Here are my video updates on this, made them last night and one tonight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTa5SgMtjXk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tXyveZTOFc

rambone
02-16-2012, 08:40 PM
Rick Santorum Cast Himself As 'Progressive Conservative,' Non-Reaganite In First Campaign (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/15/rick-santorum-conservative-pro-life-ronald-reagan_n_1280033.html?ref=politics)

Making his first run for Congress in the early 1990s, this candidate promised not to be a Reagan Republican, fashioned himself a progressive conservative, said he was impartial on unions and stayed vague on abortion rights.


Contest Sparks Election - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=H2QwAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aG4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6549%2C1012815) - November 3, 1990
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/501462/SANTORUM-REAGAN.jpg



Here's where he is cited as calling himself a "progressive conservative."

Pittsburg Press (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_t4cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3GMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6015,5485825&dq=santorum&hl=en) - October 28, 1990
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/501391/SANTORUM-PROGRESSIVE.jpg

rambone
02-16-2012, 09:08 PM
More fearmongering as he makes his way through the states.


http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/ragin_canagin/RickSantorum_FEAR.jpg

Santorum to North Dakota: Terrorists 'will bother you' (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/15/santorum-to-north-dakota-terrorists-will-bother-you/)

Rick Santorum warned a quiet North Dakota audience Wednesday that their state’s booming oil industry positioned the region as a prime target for terrorism.

“Folks, you’ve got energy here. They’re going to bother you. They’ll bother you, because you are a very key and strategic resource for this country,” the Republican presidential candidate said. “No one is safe. No one is safe from asymmetric threats of terrorism.”

Santorum pointed to Iran as the source behind future terrorist attacks, ramping up his rhetoric on a country he frequently discusses on the campaign trail.

“That’s what Iran will be all about unless we stop them from getting that nuclear weapon,” Santorum said.

rambone
02-16-2012, 11:33 PM
Here's an infamous 2003 interview where he suggests that activist judges created that pesky "right to privacy" and condones government prohibition of bedroom acts between consenting adults.



USATODAY.com - Excerpt from Santorum interview (http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-04-23-santorum-excerpt_x.htm)
April 23, 2003



SANTORUM: And if you make the case that if you can do whatever you want to do, as long as it's in the privacy of your own home, this "right to privacy," then why be surprised that people are doing things that are deviant within their own home? If you say, there is no deviant as long as it's private, as long as it's consensual, then don't be surprised what you get. You're going to get a lot of things that you're sending signals that as long as you do it privately and consensually, we don't really care what you do. And that leads to a culture that is not one that is nurturing and necessarily healthy. I would make the argument in areas where you have that as an accepted lifestyle, don't be surprised that you get more of it.

Here he condones bedroom laws against things like sodomy. He is against "homosexual acts."

He suggests that homosexuals are destroying society and relates them to "man on dog" relationships.

Most importantly, he says that the right to privacy doesn't really exist.



AP: I mean, should we outlaw homosexuality?

SANTORUM: I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts. As I would with acts of other, what I would consider to be, acts outside of traditional heterosexual relationships. And that includes a variety of different acts, not just homosexual. I have nothing, absolutely nothing against anyone who's homosexual. If that's their orientation, then I accept that. And I have no problem with someone who has other orientations. The question is, do you act upon those orientations? So it's not the person, it's the person's actions. And you have to separate the person from their actions.

AP: OK, without being too gory or graphic, so if somebody is homosexual, you would argue that they should not have sex?

SANTORUM: We have laws in states, like the one at the Supreme Court right now, that has sodomy laws and they were there for a purpose. Because, again, I would argue, they undermine the basic tenets of our society and the family. And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn't exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution, this right that was created, it was created in Griswold — Griswold was the contraceptive case — and abortion. And now we're just extending it out. And the further you extend it out, the more you — this freedom actually intervenes and affects the family. You say, well, it's my individual freedom. Yes, but it destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that's antithetical to strong healthy families. Whether it's polygamy, whether it's adultery, where it's sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family.
Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that's what? Children. Monogamous relationships. In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality —

stumphog
02-17-2012, 06:40 AM
pretty sure this is a re-post, but the Santorum SS retirement age of "at least 70, would raise it more if I could" is pretty offensive for guy who has never done manual labor in his life.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZX6XCT3Z8E

rambone
02-17-2012, 08:14 PM
Rick is taking a beating for fighting all these idiotic battles.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsquCopESig

Drex
02-18-2012, 12:08 PM
BUMP

coffeewithchess
02-18-2012, 08:47 PM
bump for an awesome thread

ronpaulhemp
02-18-2012, 10:57 PM
Agreed, this thread is legit. I'm gonna make framed copies of that newspaper article. Santorum is scary...

rambone
02-21-2012, 09:10 PM
Santorum In '95: 'I Was Basically Pro-Choice All My Life, Until I Ran For Congress' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/rick-santorum-abortion_n_1291634.html)

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/507177/RICK-SANTORUM.jpg

rambone
02-21-2012, 09:11 PM
http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/frothy-rick-santorum.jpg

http://onfinite.com/libraries/1728850/d1b.jpg

http://onfinite.com/libraries/1728851/4af.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s320x320/422612_354902811198637_100000367648716_1156162_116 7076374_n.jpg

rambone
02-21-2012, 09:17 PM
Santorum’s Stated Opposition to Public Schooling Doesn’t Match His Record (http://thenewamerican.com/culture/education/10925-santorums-stated-opposition-to-public-schooling-doesnt-match-his-record)

While serving in the Senate, Santorum voted to increase federal funding for teacher testing (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=1&vote=00090) in 2001 and to give the Education Department a $3.1 billion raise (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=104&session=2&vote=00027) in 1996. Perhaps most egregiously, he voted for the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=1&vote=00192) (NCLB), which vastly extended federal control over the education system and now has grown so onerous that the Obama administration is handing out waivers (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/02/obama-administration-waiver-no-child-left-behind.html) to states that cannot meet its requirements.

rambone
02-21-2012, 09:29 PM
All the things he courageously opposes.


Santorum's Contradictions: A Record of Forcing Catholics to Pay for Contraception (http://thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/10930-santorums-contradictions-a-record-of-forcing-catholics-to-pay-for-contraception)

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum told a Georgia megachurch that President Obama is "trampling on a constitutional right" by forcing Catholic institutions to pay for contraception through healthcare coverage. The GOP presidential candidate added that Obama "is imposing his ideology on a group of people expressing their theology, their moral code." The remarks were delivered February 19 at the Cumming, Georgia, First Redeemer Church.

But Santorum himself has a record of forcing Catholics to pay for other people's contraception through the instrument of taxation, and has recently boasted about it. Santorum told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News February 16: "The bottom line in my position is very clear. I've had a consistent record on this of supporting women's right to have contraception. I've supported funding for it." Santorum went on to note:



I actually have been criticized by — I think it was Governor Romney or maybe it was Congressman Paul's campaign for voting for contraception, that I voted for funding for — I think it was Title X — which I have voted for in the past. That provides for free contraception through organizations, even like Planned Parenthood.


Santorum Voted to Subsidize Abortion, Planned Parenthood (http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/10549-santorum-voted-to-subsidize-abortion-planned-parenthood)

“The program that he’s talking about is a program called Title X, and it’s a program that is in appropriation bills that funds — allows for funding of, uh, uh, uh — of birth control,” Santorum claimed when he eventually addressed the original question, carefully avoiding any mention of Planned Parenthood’s far more lucrative abortion business or its pro-abortion lobbying. “I am not for federal funding of that, but it’s in a big bill that provides a lot of things. Did I vote for that overall bill? Yes, I did.” He then resumed his attacks on Paul for not supporting enough federal spending.

rambone
02-21-2012, 09:39 PM
Rick is like kryptonite to an independent voter.

Santorum: The Democratic Party Is About ‘Homosexuality’ (http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/02/21/429606/santorum-the-democratic-party-is-about-homosexuality/)

“Woodstock is the great American orgy. This is who the Democratic Party has become. They have become the party of Woodstock. The prey upon our most basic primal lusts, and that’s sex. And the whole abortion culture, it’s not about life. It’s about sexual freedom. That’s what it’s about. Homosexuality. It’s about sexual freedom.”

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/SantorumChurch-e1329518909883.jpg

rambone
02-21-2012, 10:29 PM
Rick marginalizes himself just a little further.


SANTORUM'S SATAN WARNING (http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3s.htm)

"Satan has his sights on the United States of America!" Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has declared.

"Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition."
http://www.drudgereport.com/rsc.jpg


Rick Santorum's Passion: A Religious Problem
(http://www.spectator.co.uk/alexmassie/7665029/rick-santorums-passion-a-religious-problem.thtml)

There are many, many reason that explain why Rick Santorum will not be the next President of the United States. His religion problem is just one of them. True, many Americans say they wouldn't trust an atheist with high office (and som have their doubts about Mormons too) but I also fancy many won't vote for a candidate who believes mainline, non-evangelical protestantism has been infected and corrupted by Satan. Rick Santorum does. He is an extremist and there's nothing wrong with that except for the tiny detail that extremists very rarely prevail in national elections.

rambone
02-22-2012, 03:22 PM
In case there are any Independents remaining who Rick has not alienated...


Rick Santorum Questioned Obama's Faith In 2008, Said There's No Such Thing As A Liberal Christian (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/rick-santorum-obama-christianity_n_1291645.html)

When asked if he believed Obama is a "sincere liberal Christian," the former Pennsylvania senator said he didn't believe that sort of ideology exists, and that Obama's church, United Church of Christ in Chicago, had "abandoned Christendom" and used a non-literal interpretation of the Bible.

"I don't think there is such a thing," he said of Obama as a liberal Christian. "To take what is plainly written and say that 'I don't agree with that, therefore I don't have to pay attention to it,' means you're not what you say you are. You're a liberal something, but you're not a Christian."


http://i.huffpost.com/gen/507194/thumbs/r-RICK-SANTORUM-CHRISTIANITY-large570.jpg

rambone
02-22-2012, 09:35 PM
Santorum is No Fiscal Hawk


Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=554f462cc9&e=bd52c18223) to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=de49592267&e=bd52c18223) to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12
Sponsored (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=921adc649b&e=bd52c18223) An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=b59de7ad09&e=bd52c18223) 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 (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=b177e50157&e=bd52c18223) to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=6051946af8&e=bd52c18223) to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=f2080d26e4&e=bd52c18223) to increase NIH funding by $700 million
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=34257aee07&e=bd52c18223) to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=cfd90c0077&e=bd52c18223) for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=be94de6b1a&e=bd52c18223) against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=647089382e&e=bd52c18223) to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=33fd8fbacc&e=bd52c18223) to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=1da0d67ce0&e=bd52c18223) against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=8e123d535e&e=bd52c18223) for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=1769c94925&e=bd52c18223) against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=ee89d0c360&e=bd52c18223) to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=6847e3588b&e=bd52c18223) against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=760a07806b&e=bd52c18223) to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=2480ae452e&e=bd52c18223) to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.


...And on Taxes


Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=bb0eba9161&e=bd52c18223) against a flat tax.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=4907624038&e=bd52c18223) to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=5f309fabe8&e=bd52c18223) to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=457dec7187&e=bd52c18223) to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child health insurance.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=b726a4948e&e=bd52c18223) to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=88618fe374&e=bd52c18223) twice (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=fc69252fbc&e=bd52c18223) for internet taxes.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=ec2ce8e85c&e=bd52c18223) to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=b3524010a9&e=bd52c18223) to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=1a6bc65127&e=bd52c18223) against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=1c9a51384f&e=bd52c18223) to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=262fc5424d&e=bd52c18223) 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 (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=5f893d48be&e=bd52c18223) to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=e21caa8645&e=bd52c18223) to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.

rambone
02-22-2012, 10:09 PM
(Thanks to Matt Collins for the info.)

The damage from big-spending Santorum on contraception and Planned Parenthood is already done. Title X was not a one-time item and the reckless spending continued throughout Santorum’s establishment political career with multiple pro-abortion, establishment votes and deals.

Title X was more big government spending through appropriations that took place year after year … after year … after year … after year:


1996 - HR 3019: Omnibus Consolidated Recessions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d104:h.r.03019:)
“…$193,349,000 shall be for the program under title X of the 9 Public Health Service Act…” (Bill Text) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-104hr3019eas/pdf/BILLS-104hr3019eas.pdf)
Paul: N/A
Santorum: Yea (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=104&session=2&vote=00042)

1997 - HR 3610: Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d104:H.R.3610:)
“…$198,452,000 shall be for the program under title X of the Public Health Service Act…” (Bill Text) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-104publ208/html/PLAW-104publ208.htm)
Paul: N/A
Santorum: Yea (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=104&session=2&vote=00200)

1998 - HR 2264: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d105:H.R.2264:)
“…$203,452,000 shall be for the program under title X of the Public Health Service Act…” (Bill Text) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-105publ78/html/PLAW-105publ78.htm)
Paul: Nay (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1997/roll615.xml)
Santorum: Yea (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=105&session=1&vote=00298)

2001 - HR 4577: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d106:H.R.4577:)
“…$253,932,000 shall be for the program under title X of the Public Health Service Act…” (Bill Text) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-106publ554/html/PLAW-106publ554.htm)
Paul: Nay (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2000/roll273.xml)
Santorum: Yea (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=106&session=2&vote=00171)

2002 - HR 3061: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d107:HR03061:@@@R)
“…$265,085,000 shall be for the program under title X of the Public Health Service Act…” (Bill Text) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-107publ116/html/PLAW-107publ116.htm)
Paul: Nay (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2001/roll381.xml)
Santorum: Yea (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=1&vote=00324)

2003 - H.J. Res. 2: Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:HJ00002:)
“…$275,138,000 shall be for the program under title X of the Public Health Service Act…” (Bill Text) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-108publ7/html/PLAW-108publ7.htm)
Paul: Nay (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2003/roll032.xml)
Santorum: Yea (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=108&session=1&vote=00034)

2004 - HR 2673: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:H.R.2673:)
“…$280,000,000 shall be for the program under title X of the Public Health Service Act…” (Bill Text) (http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=108_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ199.108)
Paul: Nay (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2003/roll358.xml)
Santorum: Yea (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=108&session=1&vote=00444)

2005 - HR 4818: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:h.r.04818:)
“…$288,283,000 shall be for the program under title X of the Public Health Service Act…” (Bill Text) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-108hr4818enr/pdf/BILLS-108hr4818enr.pdf)
Paul: Nay (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2004/roll542.xml)
Santorum: Yea (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=108&session=2&vote=00215)

2006 - HR 3010: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR03010:)
“…$285,963,000 shall be for the program under title X of the Public Health Service Act…” (Bill Text) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ149/html/PLAW-109publ149.htm)
Paul: Nay (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll321.xml)
Santorum: Yea (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00281)



Note: NPR reports (http://www.npr.org/2011/04/01/135018313/at-risk-federal-funds-cover-far-more-than-the-pill) that “…Planned Parenthood affiliates get about a quarter of all Title X dollars.”

You do the math on Santorum’s pro-abortion spending. It’s not pretty.

The Washington Examiner reported in 2011:

“…the height of Santorum's political scheming came in 2004 with his relentless and spirited support of pro-choice liberal Arlen Specter that proved decisive in the 2004 GOP primary against pro-life conservative Pat Toomey. Making it worse, Specter was in line to chair the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over abortion law.”
(The Washington Examiner, June 8, 2011 (http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/06/santorums-record-politics-trumping-principle))


What does Title X fund?

Mary Anne Hackett from Illinois Right to Life:
Last year [2010] Planned Parenthood reported revenue of over $1 billion, with $336 million of that amount coming from your tax dollars, mainly through Federal Medicaid and Title X programs. (Illinois Right to Life (http://www.illinoisrighttolife.org/newsline.htm))

Abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood continue to receive hundreds of millions of tax dollars every year under Title X, which subsidizes their overhead for promoting abortion as they divert more and more resources towards the killing of the unborn. (Pro Life Alliance (http://www.prolifealliance.com/taxpayer%20funding%20of%20abortion.htm))

Title X disburses annually at least $318 million in taxpayer dollars to family planning clinics that provide contraception, which includes abortion-providers such as Planned Parenthood. (Life Site News (http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/title-x-family-planning-obamacare-funds-on-chopping-block-in-gop-plan-to-sl/))

rambone
02-22-2012, 10:12 PM
Santorum’s Record on Immigration

Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=246bb12dd7&e=bd52c18223) against increasing the number of immigration investigators.

Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=995939d608&e=bd52c18223) to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens.

Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=5fe4e070cf&e=bd52c18223) to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.

Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=78f59d2efe&e=bd52c18223) to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to the earnings of their sponsors.

Voted (http://ronpaul2012.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b8827e2d9e8f8bf88bfe6fcb&id=dbac0dc74a&e=bd52c18223) against hiring an additional 1,000 border patrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

rambone
02-24-2012, 02:23 PM
Ben Swann reports:


Reality Check: Was Rick Santorum really a big spender while in Washington? (http://www.fox19.com/story/16997725/reality-check-was-rick-santorum-really-a-big-spender-while-in-washington)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii46zvXr9FY

rambone
02-28-2012, 03:52 PM
"I don't believe in an America where the separation of church and state are absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country...to say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes me want to throw up."

-- Rick Santorum, 2/26/2012, (source (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/week-transcript-rick-santorum/story?id=15785514&page=5#.T0pQ6XJrOEs))


Santorum: Separation Of Church And State 'Makes Me Want To Throw Up' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/26/santorum-church-and-state_n_1302246.html)

The GOP candidate was responding to comments he made last October (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203960804577238990570535210.html?m od=googlenews_wsj). He had said that he "almost threw up" after reading JFK's 1960 speech in which he declared his commitment to the separation of church and state.

rambone
02-29-2012, 02:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iev7TKsXoHo

rambone
02-29-2012, 02:18 AM
Asked if he will continue to imprison non-violent drug offenders, Rick says "the Federal Government doesn't do that."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43jq1Jhzyxc

rambone
02-29-2012, 02:25 AM
He advocates blanket Federal laws on marriage, drugs, and anything else that goes against his morals.



www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDdQRc1IHTs

rambone
02-29-2012, 02:29 AM
Santorum admits that he used to smoke pot. But now he supports unconstitutional laws to imprison people for doing the same thing.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiNEQTdeG8I

rambone
02-29-2012, 02:35 AM
http://zazenlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/santorum.jpg

Rick Santorum: Fraud, Bigot, Awful Human Being (http://zazenlife.com/2012/01/07/rick-santorum-fraud-bigot-awful-human-being/)

1. Voted to raise the debt ceiling 5 times. (He did vote against it once.)
2. Voted to create a brand new, unfunded entitlement, Medicare Part D, the largest expansion of entitlement spending since President Lyndon Johnson – creating $16 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities.
3. Voted to create the Department of Homeland Security–another inefficient government bureaucracy, destined to be remembered as the beginning of the end of Americans’ civil liberties.
4. Voted to create, and extend, the Patriot Act, surely the most ironically named piece of legislation ever passed. This ramped up the stripping of rights from American citizens and ultimately ended up setting the stage for Fuhrer Obama to sign the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011, which voids the Bill of Rights and allows for the indefinite detainment without charges or trial of American citizens.
5. Voted for $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
6. Despite considering himself both a conservative and pro life, campaigned heavily for RINO Arlen Specter in 2004, who was admittedly neither of those, against a true conservative (and later Tea Party favorite) Pat Toomey. Toomey was defeated, and Specter soon changed his party affiliation to Democrat. Specter became the filibuster-proof vote on Obamacare, ramming that unconstitutional bill through Congress over the objections of a clear majority of the American people.
7. Voted to allow illegal aliens to receive Social Security benefits, while at the same time voting against hiring 1,000 additional Border Patrol agents.
8. Is the ultimate Washington insider: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named him among the 3 most corrupt Senators in 2005 and 2006 for using his office to financially benefit those who had contributed to his campaign.
9. Within weeks of leaving Congress, became a “stealth lobbyist” representing interests such as hydrofracking and a medical conglomerate that stands accused of defrauding the federal government.
10. Frequently stated that he does not believe a “right to privacy” exists under the Constitution, even within marriage; he has been especially critical of the Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), which held that the Constitution guaranteed the aforementioned right, and on that basis, overturned a law prohibiting the sale and use of contraceptives. He has described contraception as “a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” In other words, he believes it in government’s place to tell you what you can and cannot do in your bedroom.
11. Is a free-spending warmonger, who voted for the Iraq War and supports the pre-emptive bombing of Iran.
12. Campaigned heartily for anti-gun zealots Christie Todd Whitman and Arlen Specter.

rambone
03-02-2012, 11:22 AM
I don't know where else to put this. LOL

http://cheezfailbooking.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/funny-facebook-fails-wishful-thinking.png

rambone
03-06-2012, 12:21 AM
Rick's mouth is going to ensure that he never comes close to the White House. America wants equality, not an Ayatollah.



Santorum backs nullifying existing gay marriages (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/03/MN3Q1N9EV9.DTL)

There are 18,000 married gay and lesbian couples in California and at least 131,000 nationwide according to the 2010 census, conducted before New York state legalized same-sex marriage in July.

Rick Santorum says he'll try to unmarry all of them if he's elected president.

Once the U.S. Constitution is amended to prohibit same-gender marriages, "their marriage would be invalid," the former Pennsylvania senator said Dec. 30 in an NBC News interview.

"We can't have 50 different marriage laws in this country," he said. "You have to have one marriage law."




http://i.qkme.me/36glsk.jpg

rambone
03-13-2012, 11:15 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/402569_3118617458877_1667741382_2715764_906326012_ n.jpg

rambone
03-15-2012, 09:21 AM
Puerto Ricans are content in their culture and language. They have rejected statehood in votes in 1967, 1993, and 1998. Yet Rick Santorum goes to PR and campaigns on his favorite platform of conforming diverse cultures to his standards.



http://i.huffpost.com/gen/533545/thumbs/r-SANTORUM-IN-PUERTO-RICO-large570.jpg

Rick Santorum Tells Puerto Ricans To Speak English If They Want Statehood, So Mitt Romney Will Win Puerto Rico (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/14/rick-santorum-puerto-rico-mitt-romney_n_1345728.html)

In an interview with El Vocero newspaper, Santorum said he supported Puerto Ricans' right to self-determination regarding the island's political status.

"We need to work together and determine what type of relationship we want to develop," he told the newspaper.

But Santorum said he did not support a state in which English was not the primary language.

"Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law," Santorum said. "And that is that English has to be the principal language. There are other states with more than one language such as Hawaii but to be a state of the United States, English has to be the principal language."

rambone
03-15-2012, 09:59 AM
Santorum must have been pandering to heterosexual, monogamous, married, nuclear families.


http://mjcdn.motherjones.com/preset_12/santorum-thumbs-up.jpg

Santorum and Single Moms: Together Since 1994 (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/03/santorum-and-single-moms-together-1994/49568/)

"Most people agree a continuation of the current [welfare] system will be the ruination of this country," Santorum told a town meeting in Clairton, Pa., in February 1994, according to transcripts of the appearance obtained by Mother Jones. "We are seeing it. We are seeing the fabric of this country fall apart, and it's falling apart because of single moms."

He went on to say, "What we have is moms raising children in single-parent households simply breeding more criminals." What these criminal-breeding single blights upon society needed, he said, were politicians unafraid of "kicking them in the butt."



Santorum: Single Moms Are "Breeding More Criminals" (http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/03/santorum-single-mothers-are-breeding-more-criminals?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+motherjones%2Fmain+%28MotherJ ones.com+Main+Article+Feed%29)

rambone
03-15-2012, 10:04 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Uhi25xugwqc/T0hJ_eI1__I/AAAAAAAAQI0/zFGYJQqIeik/s640/santorum+MADE+YOU+TAKE+ONE+FOR+THE+TEAM.jpg

rambone
03-15-2012, 10:31 AM
Rick promises to "vigorously enforce" censorship and anti-1A legislation that will placate the concerns of lazy parents who want a Federal Nanny State to perform their parental duties.


Enforcing laws against illegal pornography | RickSantorum.com (http://www.ricksantorum.com/enforcing-laws-against-illegal-pornography)

Congress has responded. Current federal “obscenity” laws prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or by common carrier. Rick Santorum believes that federal obscenity laws should be vigorously enforced. “If elected President, I will appoint an Attorney General who will do so.”


http://i.qkme.me/3obq9w.jpg


I proudly support the efforts of the War on Illegal Pornography Coalition that has tirelessly fought to get federal obscenity laws enforced. That coalition is composed of 120 national, state, and local groups, including Morality in Media, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, American Family Association, Cornerstone Family Council of New Hampshire, Pennsylvania Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a host of other groups. Together we will prevail.

coffeewithchess
03-15-2012, 09:01 PM
Here's the latest "updated" version of Pro-Life Rick...giving money to an alcoholic in a bar, or money to a drug addict on the streets would be absolutely stupid most would agree...but Rick thought it was A-okay to give Planned Parenthood MILLIONS of taxpayers' dollars and to endorse Arlen Specter over the pro-life candidate...give me a break people...give me a break:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUII4uPZg_4

rambone
03-18-2012, 09:56 PM
Santorum: "the Obama Department of Justice seems to favor pornographers over children"


Rick Santorum: Pornography Not A Priority For Obama Administration (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/18/rick-santorum_n_1355916.html)


Santorum said that a strict reading of pornography laws would bar hard-core porn from the Internet.

The administration, he said, has "not put a priority on prosecuting these cases ... putting children at risk as a result of that."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6ROwk7srDI

rambone
03-18-2012, 10:03 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg5m4Oo7TqM

rambone
03-18-2012, 10:11 PM
I am no fan of Bill Maher, but I LOLed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npvy1YM-cXc

rambone
03-18-2012, 10:12 PM
http://cdn.crooksandliars.com/files/vfs/2012/03/eq3AJ.jpg

rambone
03-18-2012, 10:21 PM
Illinois hosts Obama, top GOP rivals (http://azstarnet.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/illinois-hosts-obama-top-gop-rivals/article_05ac48dc-7cc3-51ce-a374-ce67134ccab1.html)

On Friday night, Santorum got a prolonged standing ovation from about 800 people at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights and loud cheers when he mentioned he and his wife had home-schooled their children.

During his speech, two men stood up, yelled something toward the stage, embraced and kissed, then were led from the gym as the crowd first booed then began chanting "USA."

Santorum paused, then picked up his speech where he left off without addressing the incident.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dnfqIMknMo

rambone
03-18-2012, 10:32 PM
“We have a right the Constitution of religious liberty but now the courts have created a super-right that’s above a right that’s actually in the Constitution, and that’s of sexual liberty. And I think that’s a wrong, that’s a destructive element.”

-- Rick Santorum, 8/5/2011 (source (http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/08/05/santorum-courts-have-created-super-right-of-sexual-liberty/))

rambone
03-18-2012, 10:45 PM
The New Republic (http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/99240/santorum-surge-2012-vetting-quotes#.TwXQhMPo_2Q.twitter)



Liberalism causes child molestation (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8567264/ns/politics/t/kennedy-raps-santorum-sex-abuse-remarks/):
“Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.”

Same sex marriage is like bestiality (http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-04-23-santorum-excerpt_x.htm):
“In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality...”

Banning gay marriage is like 9/11 crisis (http://articles.mcall.com/2004-02-25/news/3521981_1_gay-marriage-defense-of-marriage-act-amendment-process):
“This is an issue just like 9/11. We didn't decide we wanted to fight the war on terrorism because we wanted to. It was brought to us. And if not now, when? When the supreme courts in all the other states have succumbed to the Massachusetts version of the law?”

Banning gay marriage us ultimate homeland security (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04197/346633-84.stm):

“I would argue that the future of America hangs in the balance, because the future of the family hangs in the balance. Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?”

Iraq is like Mordor (http://www.salon.com/2006/10/17/santorum_24/):
“As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else. It's being drawn to Iraq. You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the eye to come back to the United States.”

Contraception is a license to have sex (http://www.salon.com/2012/01/04/rick_santorum_is_coming_for_your_birth_control/):
“Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

On Obama’s pro-choice stance: (http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/01/santorum-on-obama-remarkable-for-a-black-man-to-support-abortion-rights/69944/)
“I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say ‘now we are going to decide who are people and who are not people.’”

rambone
03-20-2012, 08:23 PM
"What we need is a government mandate! We need to mandate that all cars sold in the United States, starting with the 2010 model year, be 'flex-fuel vehicles' - that is, they should be able to run on a blend that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline (the so-called E85 blend), or even a coal-derived methanol/gas mixture. This mandate would cost a fraction of the new fuel economy standard with the added benefit of saving barrels more oil."

-- Rick Santorum, 1/31/2008, (source (http://articles.philly.com/2008-01-31/news/25253600_1_heating-oil-oil-appetite-hybrid-cars/2))


Santorum's article: "Reducing U.S. oil appetite: This is one cause that could be helped by smart mandates and taxing." (http://articles.philly.com/2008-01-31/news/25253600_1_heating-oil-oil-appetite-hybrid-cars)

coffeewithchess
03-24-2012, 03:57 PM
bump for Louisiana voters looking for info maybe...

Drex
03-27-2012, 08:15 PM
Bump

rambone
07-27-2015, 09:26 PM
Santorum is a firm believer in prohibition, and endorses the federal government as an agent of social engineering. The senator explained: "I believe that the drugs which are currently illegal should remain illegal. I am committed to maintaining the federal government’s role in the 'war on drugs,' which is fought on many fronts by federal agents, local law enforcement, substance abuse counselors, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens" [Constituent Letter Supplied to NORML (http://blog.norml.org/2012/01/05/the-republican-candidates-on-marijuana/), 1998].

Like most drug warriors, his position is hypocritical because he now advocates imprisoning people for doing the same thing that he did when he was young. He publicly admitted to smoking pot in college in an interview with Piers Morgan [Source: CNN (http://blog.norml.org/2012/01/05/the-republican-candidates-on-marijuana/), 31 Aug. 2011].

Aratus
07-27-2015, 10:15 PM
I intend to keep an ongoing thread of major anti-liberty positions of each significant candidate. I worked on a few of these in the last campaign also. Please bump this thread with new information as it comes out.

Article for sharing : Rick Santorum on the Issues (http://www.policestateusa.com/rick-santorum/)



1996 - He voted for the anti-gun Lautenberg Amendment (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=104&session=2&vote=00289) to Federally strip citizens of gun rights if they are convicted of a certain misdemeanors.

2001 - He voted for No Child Left Behind (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h107-1), further federalizing education in America, and doubling the size of the Department of Education, in both employees and in budget size.

2001 - He voted for the USA PATRIOT Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h107-3162).

2001 - He voted to bailout (http://www.votesmart.org/bill/votes/7696) the airline industry with Federal tax-dollars.

2002 - He voted for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h107-5005).

2002 - He voted to create the TSA (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h107-5005), which now unconstitutionally searches people in airports, bus stations, subways, train stations, on highways, and more.

2003 - He voted to expand prescription drug entitlements with his support of Medicare Part D (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h108-1), which is now a $7 Trillion unfunded liability.

2004 - Endorsed pro-abortion candidate Arlen Specter (http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Santorum-Haunted-Pro-abortion-Specter/2011/12/31/id/422684).

2006 - He was the #1 most lobbied (http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?Ind=K02&cycle=2006) member of Congress.

2006 - Made list of most corrupt (http://www.citizensforethics.org/index.php/press/entry/crew-releases-second-annual-most-corrupt-members-of-congress-report/) members of Congress.

2008 - Wrote an article titled Vote For Foreign Aid (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08219/902030-35.stm#ixzz1iXeCAjpG).

2008 - Endorsed Mitt Romney (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/rick-santorum-mitt-romney_n_1009725.html?ref=mostpopular) as his first choice in 2008 election.

2011 - Advocates a trade war (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/11/santorum-i-want-to-go-to-war-with-china/) with China.

2011 - Advocates sodomy laws (http://www.americanindependent.com/200959/rick-santorum-talks-sodomy-laws-on-bradlee-deans-radio-show) used to imprison homosexuals.

2011 - Says that foreign scientists (http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/21/exclusive-interview-second-look-at-rick-santorum/) should be treated like members of al-Qaeda.

2011 - Advocates the TSA racially profiling (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/22/rick-santorum-racial-profiling_n_1108984.html) Muslims.

2012 - Says that he would bomb Iran (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/01/rick-santorum-iran-iowa-caucuses-2012-_n_1178483.html).

He voted to raise the debt ceiling at least 8 times.

He worked with Hillary Clinton to ban "inappropriate material" in video games (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/rick-santorum-mr-bipartisan-compromise-and-mr-pro-wrestling/).


“I came to the House as a real deficit hawk, but I am no longer a deficit hawk. I’ll tell you why. I had to spend the surpluses. Deficits make it easier to say no.” -- Rick Santorum, 2/5/2003 (source (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/origins-of-the-deficit-2/?smid=tw-NytimesKrugman&seid=auto))

"If you're a conservative, there really is only one place to go right now. I would even argue farther than that. If you're a Republican, if you're a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only one place to go right now and that's Mitt Romney." -- Rick Santorum, 2/1/2008 (source (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/rick-santorum-mitt-romney_n_1009725.html?ref=mostpopular))

"I don’t want to go to a trade war. I want to beat China. I want to go to war with China and make America the most attractive place in the world to do business." -- Rick Santorum, 10/11/2011 (source (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/11/santorum-i-want-to-go-to-war-with-china/))

“And I stood up from the very beginning back in 2003 when the Supreme Court was going create a constitutional right to sodomy and said this is wrong we can’t do this. And so I stood up when no one else did and got hammered for it. I stood up and I continue to stand up.” -- Rick Santorum, 10/22/2011, (source (http://www.americanindependent.com/200959/rick-santorum-talks-sodomy-laws-on-bradlee-deans-radio-show))

"I have always been a supporter of uniform laws on values that undergird the family. That's why I supported the Federal Marriage Amendment - you cannot have 50 different marriage laws. And you cannot have 50 different abortion laws." -- Rick Santorum, 2011 (source (http://www.ricksantorum.com/pressrelease/huckabee-tonight-santorum-stands-consistent-full-spectrum-conservative-candidate-presid))

"Don’t give me this idea — I hear this: ‘Oh, you’re a moralist. You’re trying to impose your values.’ Everybody’s trying to impose their values. That’s what America’s about." -- Rick Santorum, 12/29/2011 (source (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/29/santorum-marriage-prevents-poverty-unless-youre-gay/))



CONCLUSION: Rick Santorum is a poster-boy for what drove voters away from his party during the Bush years. He supported all the worst expansions of the Federal Government when his so-called "conservative" principles should have led him to opposition. He's voted for the creation of multiple Federal agencies, supported bailouts, helped double the Department of Education, allowed the Federal Government to spy on U.S. citizens without warrants, supported every interventionist war, is an outspoken supporter of foreign aid, supported a terribly irresponsible expansion of Medicare, and has a history of making anti-libertarian comments. He is eager to use the power of govern to enforce his biases against certain cultures and lifestyles -- the mentality of a true authoritarian social engineer.


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this is a golden oldie with a most recent edit, yes! this brings back memories of a most ancient tyme when Newt's EGO, Thah Frothy
and Doctor Ron Paul almost put up one final obstacle to Gentleman Mitt's victory parade in the spring/summer of 2o12! We all know
how the RNC went down, and i did respect the hard and tough decision Doctor Rand made when the call happened for GOP party unity.
Some of y'all here sorta cussed out poor RAND on that one, but here we are!!! Has Frothy and his basically seldom wash'd sweater vest
re-visited ALL of Iowa's 99 counties yet i pensively ask??? If he had it to do all over again and he really does, does he do it in the exact
same j@ackA$$'d sorta corrupt manner i remember from the PAC driven, Fox News driven winter of 2011/12? I again have my memories!

rg17
07-30-2015, 09:08 AM
SCARY! The people who support him are maniacs!

ProudAmericanFirst
07-31-2015, 09:01 AM
sticky please?

Here is a sticky, also with a pdf, please share:

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?436594-2016-Potential-Presidential-Candidates-List-And-Information

kahless
07-31-2015, 10:17 AM
I can't stand that lunatic Santorum and have posted here in the past about his positions. But some of this stuff you guys posted makes me surprised I found some things that Santorum said that I agree with.


2011 - Advocates a trade war with China.

His comment in context.


Fellow candidate Mitt Romney promised that if elected, he would immediately label China as a currency manipulator, but added, “I don’t want a trade war with anybody.”

“You know, Mitt, I don’t want to go to a trade war,” Santorum remarked. “I want to beat China. I want to go to war with China and make America the most attractive place in the world to do business.”

I am a Paleocon on trade so I probably disagree with the Libertarians here. Trying to compete with China's child labor and slave system makes it impossible for us to compete with them. I welcome protectionist trade in such cases.





Liberalism causes child molestation:
“Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.”

Same sex marriage is like bestiality:
“In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality...”

Banning gay marriage is like 9/11 crisis:
“This is an issue just like 9/11. We didn't decide we wanted to fight the war on terrorism because we wanted to. It was brought to us. And if not now, when? When the supreme courts in all the other states have succumbed to the Massachusetts version of the law?”

Banning gay marriage us ultimate homeland security:
“I would argue that the future of America hangs in the balance, because the future of the family hangs in the balance. Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?”

On Obama’s pro-choice stance:
“I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say ‘now we are going to decide who are people and who are not people.’”



He has a point there with his beliefs on gays which despite his hyperbole turned out to prophetic. Marriage is between and man and woman and should NOT have been legally redefined by government as has happened since he made those comments. If two people want to enter a legal agreement then there is nothing precluding them from doing so.

Government should have been removed from the marriage business. Now they are in it and have redefined it forcing all of us to recognize at part of their Progressive state religion.