True. People are scraping the bottom of the barrel for trash.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel? NO. That's his record on judges.
In opposition to the wild spending Bush White House, Santorum proposed and voted for over a half-billion dollars extra for Amtrak over and above the $900 million budget. So proud as a "fiscal conservative" as Santorum he cut a campaign TV ad touting this Amtrak giveaway.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel? NO. That's his record on funding.
As the number three Republican in the Senate, Santorum spearheaded "The K Street Project" with then House Majority Leader, now felon, Tom DeLay. The project grew ties between the GOP, lobbyists and lobbying firms. This is part of the swamp the Tea Party wants to drain.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel? NO. That's his record on institutionalizing crony capitalism.
With his record, is it a surprise he'd be circumspect about Tea Party organizations where his protective smoke screen of moralizing social policy is less relevant to the crowd's core issues?
Santorum is more Blue Dog or even Bush-lite "compassionate" than "constitutional" conservative.