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Solid in Kansas, Santorum Seeks to Build Margin [“We Chased All The Candidates Out of Kansas!”]
NY Times ^ | March 09, 2012 | TRIP GABRIEL

Posted on 03/09/2012 8:52:44 PM PST by Steelfish

Solid in Kansas, Santorum Seeks to Build Margin

By TRIP GABRIEL March 9, 2012

WICHITA, Kan. — “We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!” Rick Santorum boomed as he took the podium one day before Saturday’s caucuses in the state, which his two leading rivals are not seriously pursuing.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have largely bypassed Kansas and its 40 delegates to the Republican convention, instead focusing on the bigger prizes of Alabama and Mississippi, whose primaries are on Tuesday. But that did not stop Mr. Santorum from laying into both rivals with biting words as he sought to motivate supporters to give him a big victory here to carry into the Deep South, which new polls on Friday showed to be fluid.

Skipping entirely the social issues with which he has become identified, Mr. Santorum declared himself the one candidate whose conservative record on health care and energy would present a sharp contrast with President Obama.

He accused Mr. Romney of falsifying his past support for a national health insurance mandate similar to the one in Massachusetts.

“There’s only one thing worse than having bad policy, which he does have, and that’s not telling the truth to the American public,” Mr. Santorum said.

Mr. Romney has said he never supported a national requirement to buy health insurance.

Aiming at Mr. Gingrich, who has made lowering gas prices a particular focus of his campaign lately, Mr. Santorum accused him of hypocrisy for once embracing a cap-and-trade energy policy.

“I don’t sit on a couch with any other woman; I sit on a couch with my wife,” Mr. Santorum said, a dig at Mr. Gingrich for making an anti-global-warming advertisement with Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, and for marrying three times.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: arrogant; dcinsider; emptysuit; lobbyist; repugnant; santorum; whatasnob

1 posted on 03/09/2012 8:52:47 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

IMO, Rick was not refering to Newt’s past personal life, but rather it was the NYT writer who wanted to get that dig in.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 9:05:20 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Steelfish

Just remember Kansas gave us HHH Secretary Sillybus.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 9:15:11 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Steelfish

I didn’t see many Santorum supporters today at the pre-caucus Tea Party rally I went to—it was easily 95%+ Ron Paul supporters.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 9:24:20 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

You got that one right!


5 posted on 03/09/2012 9:25:13 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
I am sure big pharma just loved his 'stand' on health care.

And then:
While ACGm (a lobbying firm,) paid Santorum $65,000 in 2010 as a “consultant,” ACG worked with clients on stimulus issues. For instance, the West Penn Allegheny Health System paid Santorum’s firm tens of thousands to help with “Health issues in the Stimulus Bill.”

Rick Santorum, 'Stealth Lobbyist'

Santorum also joined the board of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS), a publicly traded health-care management firm that owns hospitals and healthcare facilities around the country. The company paid him nearly $400,000 in director fees and stock options before he stepped down from the board last year. The company has long served as a source of political support for Santorum, with company CEO Alan B. Miller serving as a major contributor to the senator and, now, presidential candidate.
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And this isn't all. Stealth indeed.

6 posted on 03/09/2012 9:34:26 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

So? Big Pharma contributes to a number of Republican candidates.

Barack Obama: Top Contributors 2008 election cycle
Goldman Sachs $1,013,091
JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799
Citigroup Inc $736,771
Morgan Stanley $512,232


7 posted on 03/09/2012 9:44:56 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
KS is caught up in Presidential politics- we are excited that Sen Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, are working KS hard for a big, KS win. Rick was in northeast KS today, Friday Rally for Rick at Jabara Airport at 5 pm, free & families welcome. Then, Cookies & Coffee with Karen Santorum 7:00 Friday at Santorum headquarters 155 N Market, Wichita, free & families welcome. Karen is an attorney and neonatal intensive care nurse, mother of 7 and will tell us her opinion of Obamacare. Free & Families welcome. (From VT's page!) Karen Santorum is ALSO the mother of Bella, a special needs child who was never supposed to make it out of the hospital. Bella is now 4. I showed Karen Santorum a picture of my SN GD, Kaitlyn, and she wrote, "I love you Kaitlyn! God Bless you! Mrs. Santorum" on the back of Kate's picture! Image and video hosting by TinyPic
8 posted on 03/09/2012 9:45:04 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Steelfish
KS is caught up in Presidential politics- we are excited that Sen Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, are working KS hard for a big, KS win. Rick was in northeast KS today, Friday Rally for Rick at Jabara Airport at 5 pm, free & families welcome. Then, Cookies & Coffee with Karen Santorum 7:00 Friday at Santorum headquarters 155 N Market, Wichita, free & families welcome. Karen is an attorney and neonatal intensive care nurse, mother of 7 and will tell us her opinion of Obamacare. Free & Families welcome. (From VT's page!) Karen Santorum is ALSO the mother of Bella, a special needs child who was never supposed to make it out of the hospital. Bella is now 4. I showed Karen Santorum a picture of my SN GD, Kaitlyn, and she wrote, "I love you Kaitlyn! God Bless you! Mrs. Santorum" on the back of Kate's picture! Image and video hosting by TinyPic
9 posted on 03/09/2012 9:45:07 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Steelfish
KS is caught up in Presidential politics- we are excited that Sen Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, are working KS hard for a big, KS win. Rick was in northeast KS today, Friday Rally for Rick at Jabara Airport at 5 pm, free & families welcome. Then, Cookies & Coffee with Karen Santorum 7:00 Friday at Santorum headquarters 155 N Market, Wichita, free & families welcome. Karen is an attorney and neonatal intensive care nurse, mother of 7 and will tell us her opinion of Obamacare. Free & Families welcome. (From VT's page!) Karen Santorum is ALSO the mother of Bella, a special needs child who was never supposed to make it out of the hospital. Bella is now 4. I showed Karen Santorum a picture of my SN GD, Kaitlyn, and she wrote, "I love you Kaitlyn! God Bless you! Mrs. Santorum" on the back of Kate's picture! Image and video hosting by TinyPic
10 posted on 03/09/2012 9:45:07 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Steelfish

sorry for the triple post! It seems to happen when I hit “preview”


11 posted on 03/09/2012 9:46:52 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

It was worth a triple post!


12 posted on 03/09/2012 9:47:46 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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Comment #13 Removed by Moderator

To: Revolting cat!

That is a revolting post!


14 posted on 03/09/2012 9:50:51 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Utmost Certainty
The Santorum Rally was at Jabara Airport, it was a HUGE crowd!
I went to both, Santorum has the numbers, hands down!
15 posted on 03/09/2012 9:53:08 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Utmost Certainty
The Santorum Rally was at Jabara Airport, it was a HUGE crowd!
I went to both, Santorum has the numbers, hands down!
16 posted on 03/09/2012 9:53:12 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: MestaMachine
Get over yourself.
Politics costs MONEY!

Any candidate that you support will obtain similar financing.

17 posted on 03/09/2012 9:55:18 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Revolting cat!
I was a Newt guy until Newt punted, in Kansas.

I think your posts should be removed, it belongs on some hate-filled, Democrat, anti-Christian web site.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

19 posted on 03/09/2012 9:59:54 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Lauren BaRecall

I disagree, it is very much a lawyer way of doing things. He should at least have the spine to say it outright. He meant it both ways, but he needed an ‘out’. Chickenchit worm.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 10:01:08 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Steelfish; All
Karen Santorum is with Vicki Tiahrt, in the picture, for those who don't know!
21 posted on 03/09/2012 10:02:00 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58
You should be ashamed of yourself.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

22 posted on 03/09/2012 10:02:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Jim Robinson; All

Jim, this guy is a DISGRACE to Free Republic and should be shown the door!


23 posted on 03/09/2012 10:06:06 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Revolting cat!; All
Again, you are offensive, you are embarrassing yourself, you are not funny, and IMHO, you do not belong on FR.
25 posted on 03/09/2012 10:15:32 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Revolting cat!; All
Again, you are offensive, you are embarrassing yourself, you are not funny, and IMHO, you do not belong on FR.
26 posted on 03/09/2012 10:15:37 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Steelfish

Rick voted for NCLB... a monstrous piece of legislation.

Oh, and so Romney doen’t feel left out...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2838963/posts


27 posted on 03/10/2012 12:53:26 AM PST by Goldie Lurks (professional moonbat catcher)
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To: Lauren BaRecall
IMO, Rick was not refering to Newt’s past personal life, but rather it was the NYT writer who wanted to get that dig in.

He's either stupid or coarse, else the words wouldn't have come out - can't have it both ways sweetie.

28 posted on 03/10/2012 4:02:05 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Kansas58

The Santorums are such good people, and sure do have a very special personal touch. They’re like family.

From everything I’ve seen, Karen seems so cool - glad you got to meet her. Thanks for posting.


29 posted on 03/10/2012 10:11:17 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Irenic

I wish you and the spin machine of the NY Times much happiness together.


30 posted on 03/10/2012 10:15:43 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Kansas58

Oh, that’s who she is! I was very sorry when the Congressman lost his seat in the last election. He seems like a great guy. I followed his Tweets from the House floor - that’s how I know about him.


31 posted on 03/10/2012 10:20:47 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: trebb

Ping to post #30. I wish ditto for you, too! :-)


32 posted on 03/10/2012 10:28:18 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Don’t be silly.

I am not your enemy and I am CERTAINLY not a NYT pal, even if I detest Santorum.

Yes, I detest Santorum. But do you love Gingrich?

Life happens and it is what it is —you are Lauren BaRecall of Free Republic and I would go down for you.

We need to know that first.


33 posted on 03/10/2012 10:33:22 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Check out this thread and let me know if I am being a fool.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2857165/posts

Thanks...


34 posted on 03/10/2012 10:43:20 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Lauren BaRecall
Failure to Communicate
35 posted on 03/10/2012 10:50:59 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic
waiting for answers and just because it is good...

Guns N' Roses - Patience

36 posted on 03/10/2012 11:03:47 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic; Antoninus; Steelfish; little jeremiah

I neither detest Gingrich, nor do I love him. I do not TRUST him. Above all, Gingrich has said, despite scientific knowledge and the doctrine of his church, that human life begins after “successful implantation.” This leaves the door open to fetal stem cell experimentation, the murder of “snowflake” babies, and only God knows what else.

It is at the moment of conception that the Creator endows each human being with the unalienable right to life, and as long as there is one candidate who supports this self-evident truth (Santorum), I am bound to support him in truth.

This is the moment of truth for our country, the point at which we must make a decision as to the national character. Will we choose the truth of Natural Law and the vision of the Founders, or choose the culture of death, however indirectly? Our fortunes are inextricably bound with the state of our morality as a people. That’s Natural Law. Natural Law is the truth. It is independent of personal opinion. Natural Law is what made possible the success of a ragged group of colonists against the world’s greatest army. Natural Law has been the instrument by which America has survived, prospered, and been a force for good in the world.

I would rather throw my lot and my honor with a ragged candidacy who supports the truth as to when life begins, than support a statesman who relies on his inaccurate personal opinion.


37 posted on 03/10/2012 11:24:14 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Irenic

You tell me if you want to deal with now, or spend time unraveling the past. Your choice.


38 posted on 03/10/2012 11:43:29 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

I see Gingrich different. I know we will never come to a meeting of the minds on candidates, but can’t we agree we are partners in crime?

We are Americans and we are FReepers. There is no wedge issue there.


39 posted on 03/10/2012 11:50:20 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

I don’t understand your challenge. I said I am not Catholic and I look to those with more knowledge here.

I am moved by the link I provided. If I must go it alone as a non-label...I will.

I don’t understand it and I would like to. I KNOW it is the right fight and I am going to fight. I just would like to know if I am being conned. Thank You.


40 posted on 03/10/2012 11:56:39 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

I watched the video, and it is very powerful. Excellent, in fact. IIRC, Bishop Sheridan has been one of the conservatives. I’m not sure what you’re asking. I think the Bishop and Fr. Hollowell really mean it, but I have no idea as to whether or not they have a planned strategy.

Faithful Catholics have wanted the Bishops to fight, and this video acknowledges (finally!) that we’re in a *war* - not a good time for the liberal “pastoral” approach.

What are you looking for?


41 posted on 03/10/2012 6:42:40 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Irenic

Fr. Hollowell has a blog:

http://on-this-rock.blogspot.com/

An interview with him about this video:

http://on-this-rock.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-tv-appearance-in-canada.html


42 posted on 03/10/2012 7:21:21 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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