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Rick Santorum launches conservative PAC ("defeating Obama is first priority")
Capitol Column ^ | June 9, 2012 | Captiol Column Staff

Posted on 06/09/2012 8:16:41 AM PDT by Innovative

Former Republican presidential contender and Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum announced the formation of a new conservative group Friday, saying it will seek to thwart President Obama's bid for re-election in 2012.

"The defeat of Barack Obama, and those who support his policies, will be our first priority."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agoodguy; anotherpac; charliesheen; conservatives; elections; failed; lobbyist; obama; romney; santorum; whatasnob; winning
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Conservatives, take note and follow Santorum's example!
1 posted on 06/09/2012 8:16:49 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

I am tired of tiptoing here.

Romney might be to the left of McCain. But he is still to the right of the commie obozo.

And Romney’s last few months of speeches suggest he actually hears us Tea Partiers (something McCain never did).

VOTE OBOZO OUT! HOLD YOUR FREAKING NOSES AGAIN AND LET’S SET THE TABLE FOR THE NEW GENERATION OF REAL CONSERVATIVES!!!!


2 posted on 06/09/2012 8:21:17 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Innovative

Rick Santorum continues to be a “Big Government Conservative”, instead of, truly, becoming a “small government conservative”, instead, and this is one of the ongoing problems with Rick. This, and his ongoing coming across as being a snob.


3 posted on 06/09/2012 8:22:39 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Innovative

Too little, too late. Should have developed a sttrong conservative presence before the liberal used car salesman was annointed the Republican nominee.


4 posted on 06/09/2012 8:22:49 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Innovative

I agree, it’s not too late and I know someone who is involved in this project, Patriot Voices, and it looks very promising.
We conservatives need all the help we can get to make sure our voices are heard.

Let’s give them a chance to become more relevant than “Cain solutions’. Rick Santorum was our best hope for a decent candidate. And if he stays relevant and in the public eye, it can do no harm.


5 posted on 06/09/2012 8:27:18 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Head toward the sound of the guns in Wisconsin!)
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To: fatnotlazy

We are, where we are. The choice is Obama or Romney.

Every sensible conservative recognizes the “clear and present danger” Obama is to the US and understands that the ONLY way to defeat him is to get out and vote for Romney.

Time to face reality, instead of throwing temper tantrums resulting in re-electing Obama.

Even Santorum is realizing that now. It’s time for conservatives to follow his example.


6 posted on 06/09/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

Hey Rick———Uppa U.S.

say it fast.


7 posted on 06/09/2012 8:37:09 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Looks like you are another Obama-supporter — nobody, except Obama,— is good enough for you.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 8:42:18 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

Do we need more conservative groups?
Will that give us more conservative voters?

Is this a positive development or another ego trip?

Is it more effective to have another relatively small group or would it be more productive to strengthen exisitng groups with an eye on consolidating (or coordinating) the various conservative movemments into a strong, cohesive national effort?

Could Santorum be more effective and have a greater impact bringing his stature, and presence to an existing conservative group?


9 posted on 06/09/2012 8:43:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Innovative

I WILL NOT vote for Romney, period. Don’t try to guilt me into doing so. It won’t work.


10 posted on 06/09/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Innovative

Another Romney Republican fundraising front group.

*yawn*


11 posted on 06/09/2012 8:49:59 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of the republic begins the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: fatnotlazy

“I WILL NOT vote for Romney, period. Don’t try to guilt me into doing so. It won’t work.”

You can do anything you want, just face reality, be honest, and admit that the result of your action IS REELECTING OBAMA.

You should correct your statement to: “I WILL NOT vote for Romney, period. I prefer to give Obama a second term.”

I am merely pointing out that even the most conservatives, like Santorum, understand that defeating Obama is imperative for the survival of this nation and the only way to do that at this point is to get out the vote FOR Romney.


12 posted on 06/09/2012 8:52:54 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: fatnotlazy

I appreciate both your pseudonym and your stance. The fundamental issue is that a non-vote or a third party vote for anyone with no chance to win is simply a vote for the winner by default.


13 posted on 06/09/2012 9:07:22 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Innovative
("defeating Obama is first priority")

Conservatives, take note and follow Santorum's example!

Uh, no. Defeating Democrats, ALL Democrats, is the first priority. See tag line.

14 posted on 06/09/2012 9:11:09 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: freedumb2003

I wono’t have to hold my nose anywhere near as hard to vote for Romney as I did to vote for John the freakin “maverick(TM)” McCain..... Santorum has it dead to rights here, all we’re talking about at this point is getting the US government back under adult supervision.


15 posted on 06/09/2012 9:19:44 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Innovative; All
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16 posted on 06/09/2012 9:20:41 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Innovative

This is not good news for conservatism.


17 posted on 06/09/2012 9:42:23 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Innovative
Excellent point

Some in their hatred for Mitt Romney would him see rather see lose and make sure that arrogant, lazy pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave get reelected and accomplish his destruction of this great Nation

18 posted on 06/09/2012 9:46:56 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Innovative
Clinton, with a Republican Congress was more conservative than Bush with a Republican Congress. Romney without a real Tea Party Congress will not be conservative at all.

The key is a conservative Congress, nothing else matters anywhere near as much.

19 posted on 06/09/2012 9:57:28 AM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Judge Robert Bork is heading up Romney’s judicial selection panel for all appellate judges, including the Supremes.

Isn’t this good enough reason to vote for Romney? The Supreme Court is at stake.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 10:09:49 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Innovative

Excellent, sage advice


21 posted on 06/09/2012 10:11:16 AM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: ansel12; Innovative
I don't know why, but I'm reminded of a joke from junior high school: What's the definition of gross? You kiss your granny goodbye and she slips you the tongue. Romney. The Rombots are right: he's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Maybe better, maybe not. Probably not. Screw him and his robots. And Ann Coulter and her Adam's apple. And Innovative. S/he's gotta be a paid operative. S/he comes on this conservative site, like a striped pole-cat, and sprays everything--over-and-over-- with this foul lefty scent: `Vote for Romney Or You're Going To Hell!'. So screw him/her too.
22 posted on 06/09/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: freedumb2003

” And Romney’s last few months of speeches suggest he actually hears us Tea Partiers (something McCain never did).”

You mean like when he chose an Obamacare advocate to lead his transition team?


23 posted on 06/09/2012 10:32:21 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: freedumb2003

” And Romney’s last few months of speeches suggest he actually hears us Tea Partiers (something McCain never did).”

You mean like when he chose an Obamacare advocate to lead his transition team?


24 posted on 06/09/2012 10:32:30 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: tumblindice

“with this foul lefty scent: `Vote for Romney Or You’re Going To H&ll!’. “

What I say is not important — the point is that EVERY thinking conservative, including Santorum, Gingrich and anyone else you can think of ARE SAYING THE SAME THING: “VOTE FOR ROMNEY TO DEFEAT OBAMA”.

And any conservative who stays home or votes third party is enabling an Obama second term.

You can throw temper tantrums or you like,but facts are facts. The “lefty scents” come from those who are promoting that conservatives stay home or vote third party TO ENABLE OBAMA.


25 posted on 06/09/2012 10:32:47 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: freedumb2003

” And Romney’s last few months of speeches suggest he actually hears us Tea Partiers (something McCain never did).”

You mean like when he chose an Obamacare advocate to lead his transition team?


26 posted on 06/09/2012 10:32:56 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: freedumb2003

” And Romney’s last few months of speeches suggest he actually hears us Tea Partiers (something McCain never did).”

You mean like when he chose an Obamacare advocate to lead his transition team?


27 posted on 06/09/2012 10:32:56 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: freedumb2003

” And Romney’s last few months of speeches suggest he actually hears us Tea Partiers (something McCain never did).”

You mean like when he chose an Obamacare advocate to lead his transition team?


28 posted on 06/09/2012 10:32:56 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: freedumb2003

” And Romney’s last few months of speeches suggest he actually hears us Tea Partiers (something McCain never did).”

You mean like when he chose an Obamacare advocate to lead his transition team?


29 posted on 06/09/2012 10:33:13 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: freedumb2003

” And Romney’s last few months of speeches suggest he actually hears us Tea Partiers (something McCain never did).”

You mean like when he chose an Obamacare advocate to lead his transition team?


30 posted on 06/09/2012 10:33:13 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: mwl8787

Bork is a gun control advocate. Good fit for someone who passed restrictive gun control


31 posted on 06/09/2012 10:37:03 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: freedumb2003

Sorry about the multiple posts. My phone glitched on me.


32 posted on 06/09/2012 11:01:13 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Innovative

The attitude you addressed is way to prevalent for my tastes. I don’t feel like I belong here.


33 posted on 06/09/2012 11:15:56 AM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: Innovative

Saintorum has already done enough damage in this election cycle.

This zealot loon will not get my support on anything he might be involved in.

Here is just one simple example of your Ricky’s commitment to the constitution and the rule of law.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/25/santorum-zimmerman-has-a-very-sick-mind-motive-a-malicious-one/

Frankly, that phony makes me want to gag.


34 posted on 06/09/2012 11:23:53 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

OK, forget Santorum.

Based on your tagline, you supported Newt — well, guess what, Newt is supporting Romney and has been campaigning for him. He also understands that it is imperative for the survival of the country that Obama be defeated.


35 posted on 06/09/2012 11:30:30 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative
"What I say is not important — the point is that EVERY thinking conservative, including Santorum, Gingrich and anyone else you can think of ARE SAYING THE SAME THING: “VOTE FOR ROMNEY TO DEFEAT OBAMA”."

Yes, this is another of the memes being pushed, isn't it? Unless you vote for Romney, you're a knuckle-dragging toothless hillbilly; those voting for Willard are the elite, the intellectually gifted, the brilliant. It's all very liberal in tone. (I remember audio from one of Romney's campaign stops....some metrosexual said, "I am a Romney supporter and I am PROUD to say that I'm also an elitist").

Never before have I seen conservatives who cannot vote for an abortion-pusher & sodomite lover mocked and discounted by their fellow conservatives for their decision. Some of us feel---no, scratch that, it isn't a feeling, it's a conviction and a KNOWLEDGE---that God is telling us not to associate ourselves with someone like Romney. For paying attention to Him, well, then, that makes us self-righteous, "pure", etc. I'm neither righteous nor pure, but my spiritual Spidey sense is telling me this is serious business. Yeah, it makes me sick that I can't vote against Obama. But I'm going to listen to what God's been telling me.

36 posted on 06/09/2012 11:30:57 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Just posted this article:

Conservatives and Romney work at working together

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2893498/posts


37 posted on 06/09/2012 11:42:02 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“God is telling us not to associate ourselves with someone like Romney”

I really doubt that God is telling you to help Obama get reelected, which is the result of you voting for someone other than Romney or not voting.


38 posted on 06/09/2012 11:45:45 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

Geez :

I post I don’t like Santorum and you jump to one of the dumbest conclusions I have ever read.

Where Oh my learned FR iend have I ever said Obama was “good enough” for me?

Just because I don’t like Romney and think Santorum was working for Romney the whole time certainly does not mean I would ever support an idiot like Obama.


39 posted on 06/09/2012 12:02:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Thanks for the clarification. :)

The point is that the primaries are over, the past is the past and what we are facing today is Obama or Romney.


40 posted on 06/09/2012 12:05:04 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

I appreciate Rick’s courage over the years to stand up for values that few had the courage to defend....

But I still refuse to ride.


41 posted on 06/09/2012 12:55:19 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: fatnotlazy
I WILL NOT vote for Romney, period. Don’t try to guilt me into doing so. It won’t work.

Then don't vote 'for' him - vote against Obama.

Otherwise, if you take actions which will benefit Obama and keep him in office another 4 years, allowing his philosophy to also take control of the Supreme Court to affect the nation for decades to come, you will indeed be guilty of what you caused.

42 posted on 06/09/2012 1:18:54 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: vmivol00

wow — I just haven’t been able to use my PDA (much less phone) to do more than look...


43 posted on 06/09/2012 1:23:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: patriot08

p8, that is a heck of a great idea.

44 posted on 06/09/2012 1:25:47 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Innovative

Sadly you are right, but I don’t intend to send Santorum one cent so he can decide how to spend it.


45 posted on 06/09/2012 1:47:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Innovative

“OK, forget Santorum.”

If only I could.


46 posted on 06/09/2012 1:49:35 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Innovative
"Just posted this article:

Conservatives and Romney work at working together>"

So what? You, and others, can do what you want.

You shouldn't be so surprised that not all conservatives are going to close ranks around Willard, especially those who object to the abortion-enabler/sodomite lover on a religious basis. Actually, I don't think it IS surprise on your part; it's more like anger because some folks refuse to see things your way.

47 posted on 06/09/2012 2:38:21 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Innovative
"I really doubt that God is telling you"

LOL, why, you arrogant little thing----you're a laff riot!

48 posted on 06/09/2012 2:39:39 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Mountain Mary; fatnotlazy

Please...don’t we have enough PACs and think tanks? And what to they do? They send out scary letters telling you the world will end unless you sign their petition, oh, and send lots of money, too.

These places exist to provide cushy jobs for the members of the permanent political class and their families. They never change anything.


49 posted on 06/09/2012 2:41:42 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Bull! It’s this kind of nonsense that allows the Republican hierarchy to flustered substandard candidates on us.

If I don’t vote for Romney, I’m not voting for Romney. That’s all it means .


50 posted on 06/09/2012 2:52:09 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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