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Rick Santorum, Mr. Bipartisan Compromise and Mr. Pro Wrestling? {Praised Hillary/Boxer/Lieberman)
ABC News Political Punch ^ | 1/4/2012 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 02/19/2012 12:00:46 AM PST by JediJones

But when running for re-election in 2006 against a tough Democratic challenger – Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., who ultimately beat him by 18 points – Santorum sought to portray himself as someone who worked with Democratic colleagues to get things done.

In one vivid ad, Santorum stood in a pro wrestling ring to describe what politics should not be.

“Too often, this is what it seems like in Washington,” narrates then-Senator Santorum over images of muscular costumed fellows beating each other. “But to get things done, you’ve got to work together.”

He continued: “I teamed up with Joe Lieberman to make college more affordable for low income families. And Barbara Boxer and I wrote a law protecting open space [Google: Open space generally refers to undeveloped land or water area].”

“I’m even working with Hillary Clinton to limit inappropriate material for children’s video games,” Santorum said as the wrestlers all stop for a moment, seemingly stunned, “because it makes more sense to wrestle with America’s problems than with each other. I’m Rick Santorum and I approved this message.”

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barbaraboxer; hillaryclinton; joelieberman; ricksantorum; santorum
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So Rick's down with welfare, environmentalism and censorship. Hopefully the college loan bubble doesn't burst this year and sink Rick with it thanks to this legislation he passed to make college "more affordable."
1 posted on 02/19/2012 12:00:57 AM PST by JediJones
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To: JediJones

Teamed with Barbara Boxer?

I give you Boxer for Pelosi ROTFL.


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3 posted on 02/19/2012 12:11:25 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

>>I give you Boxer for Pelosi ROTFL.

LOL...


4 posted on 02/19/2012 12:13:43 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: JediJones; ansel12; b9; CAluvdubya

Teamed with Barbara BOXER for “ PROTECTING OPEN SPACE” = YIKES!


5 posted on 02/19/2012 12:14:10 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Christie at the beach

LOL.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 12:14:57 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: JediJones

Rick Santorum has been one of the more dishonest candidates I’ve seen. Not so bad as Romney, mind you, but his calling himself the “true conservative” and then condemning Newt for the exact same stuff he himself is done is quite hypocritical.


7 posted on 02/19/2012 12:15:22 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: onyx

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2012/01/04/rick-santorum-in-the-wrestling-ring-literally/

Had to look it up what they meant by “open space”. Basically, “open space” regulations are designed to prevent designated undeveloped areas from ever being developed, no matter who owns them. So much for property rights.

http://www.breitbart.tv/flashback-2006-santorum-brags-about-work-with-barbara-boxer-and-hillary-clinton/

Federal land grabs- protecting open space by forcing States to cede teritory to D.C.

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Some quotes from Santorum about these ads from a CNN interview...

http://www.votesmart.org/public-statement/667759/cnn-state-of-the-union-with-candy-crowley

CROWLEY: Let me take a trip down memory lane with you and play a 2006 ad that you ran in what was ultimately a losing battle to keep your Senate seat. Let me play it just a second.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SANTORUM: To get things done, you’ve got to work together. I teamed up with Joe Lieberman to make college more affordable for low- income families, and Barbara Boxer and I wrote a law protecting open space. I’m even working with Hillary Clinton to limit inappropriate material in children’s video games.

(END VIDEO CLIP) CROWLEY: I want to pair that up with a statement from someone who was present at some kind of meeting with you at CPAC where you assured them that you would not move back to the center were you to become president of the United States.

So where is the Rick Santorum that paired up with Joe Lieberman, Barbara Boxer and Hillary Clinton? He just won’t be there if he becomes president?

SANTORUM: Well, a lot of the things I was just talking about, I mean, protecting kids on the Internet is a conservative thing to do. I mean, Hillary Clinton came on our side on that. And the things I worked with Joe Lieberman, the same thing. You know, these are things that we worked on that we could find bipartisan accommodations. Open space was a very, very important issue in suburban Philadelphia, as it is out here in California. And this was an opportunity for — to really work with local communities who wanted to preserve that space, particularly in urban areas.

So again, this is — these are not big government programs. This is actually working with local communities, working with libraries, working with parents’ groups to make sure that children aren’t exposed to inappropriate material on the Internet and in schools. This is — this is, again, consistent with the values that I hold.

CROWLEY: OK. And let me play you another that came from the same era, this 2006 campaign.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SANTORUM: This paper, they say “The real problem with Rick Santorum is he’s too liberal.” They didn’t like my legislation calling for a raise in the minimum wage. And the White House probably called me a lot of things, but I fought their efforts to cut Amtrak funding.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CROWLEY: So if you should get to the White House, would you entertain raising the minimum wage? Would you continue to protect and raise funds for Amtrak?

SANTORUM: Well, on the issue of the minimum wage, if you go back and look at my record, I voted against the minimum wage increase many, many times, but when the minimum wage gets to the point where it truly needs to be raised because it’s now — you know, I think the number, historically, is below 7 percent of the workforce is now being paid the minimum wage, I do support a minimum wage.

I do not support what Governor Romney has suggested, which is indexing the minimum wage. That is a very bad idea that will lead to wage inflation. But when the minimum wage drops as the economy improves and inflation eventually creeps up, to set a basic minimum wage at the federal level, I have supported throughout my political career, yes. But I don’t support anything in the minimum wage that would be an inflator of wages. And that’s the real big difference between the two. And as far as Amtrak funding, you know, look, I represent Pennsylvania. That ad was run in Philadelphia. That’s an important piece of —

(CROSSTALK)

CROWLEY: So an important Amtrak place.

SANTORUM: — of the economic viability. Yes. The economic viability of that very busy and congested corridor. So what I have said is that, you know, that, look, we need to look at all things in government. Amtrak would be one. I’m convinced now that Amtrak is something that, you know, should not be funded by a federal level. We’re in a very, very different time —

CROWLEY: Yet —

SANTORUM: — now and the — and the economy of this country and the budget deficits. and Amtrak funding would be one of those things that’s just going to have to go.

CROWLEY: And yet Mitt Romney is criticized by you and others when he says, listen, I did what was best for my state when I went — you know, signed health care into law for my state. It was not a federal thing. You know, I will repeal ObamaCare, but you all hit him, and he was representing his state at the time. What’s the difference here?

SANTORUM: Well, I think there’s a big difference between funding a program that’s been funded a long time (ph) OK, Amtrak, which does — you know, look, it’s — you make the argument, as I have, that funding Amtrak, which is a passenger rail service, is in many respects like funding a highway system.

That you know, that provides interstate transportation between the — between the — between the states and something the federal government does and really and it’s in the Constitution to do so.

It’s very different than having the government mandate that you buy health insurance, or the government pay and trade a right, as we’ve seen just this week, when the government creates a right to health insurance, they create the right to be able to tell you how to exercise the provision of that insurance, as we saw with the Catholic Church.

That’s a very different thing than a transportation program. There are certainly legitimate arguments whether we should fund Amtrak or not, but that is a very different thing that a fundamental takeover of a sector of the economy.

CROWLEY: OK. Senator Santorum, I have got to leave it there. Thanks for joining us this morning.


8 posted on 02/19/2012 12:30:36 AM PST by JediJones (Just say NO to the MittRick system! Disenfranchise the establishment!)
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To: Apollo5600

A major difference is that Newt has been so radically right, so historical a figure, a conservative who was the Reagan of the legislative branch, a true, famous, dyed in the wool right winger, that he can move around in the political world and rub shoulders with liberals and not take on the smell.

Lesser mortals, soft, moderate, more ambiguous political types, we don’t trust them so much, especially if we are a conservative who is still trying to figure out who they are, and is still not certain what their politics are, and where their true, internal self, is at.


9 posted on 02/19/2012 12:36:39 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: JediJones
Regardless of the content, which Rick has discussed at length in some interviews I've heard and which is defensible, this is a cute ad. And one that fights the meme by many here that he has no sense of humor. Yes, he often talks about serious stuff and does so appropriately seriously, but get him onto less serious subject material and he's a loose, normal guy. Things like this from the past will help to counter Obama's efforts to paint him as the head of a coming inquisition.

Rick's ad with the mud slinging "Rombo" is the funniest ad of the campaign to date. If Newt goes negative with his recharged wallet I wouldn't be surprised to a Rombo level two ad with both targeting Rick, yet hitting each other. Obama has been remarkably thin skinned regarding humor aimed at him. Rick can score a lot of points there.

10 posted on 02/19/2012 12:39:23 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: JediJones

Senator Santorum:
“And Barbara Boxer and I wrote a law protecting open space!
[Google: Open space generally refers to undeveloped land or water]


I give you Boxer for Pelosi! ROTFL.

NO DAMN LAWYERS!

GO NEWT!

11 posted on 02/19/2012 12:40:25 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: JediJones

Not a word about his legislation with Boxer! It’s indefensible. Slick, meddlesome, lying lawyers.


12 posted on 02/19/2012 12:42:44 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Well, whatever you do— DON’T call her ma’am!!


13 posted on 02/19/2012 12:52:15 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Irenic

ROTFLMYbarbaraboxerOFF!


14 posted on 02/19/2012 12:54:31 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: JohnBovenmyer
Yes, he often talks about serious stuff and does so appropriately seriously,

I disagree, at least in whether he is convincing at it.

My problem with him, is that I can't hear him, see him, I never have been able to draw him into focus, Santorum has been a name in my political world for 17-20 years, but he has always remained a wisp of smoke to me, merely a name, his conservative voice has never reached me, I still don't know who he is, or what he is.

He remains an elusive, unformed figure to me, which I have learned to accept over the years as meaning that he isn't a real conservative, a true conservative, there seems to be a hollow place in his role as a conservative leader.

15 posted on 02/19/2012 12:57:12 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: JediJones

Hmmmm, waiting for the rabid Saint Santorum boosters to explain this one.


16 posted on 02/19/2012 1:00:14 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: JediJones

[And as far as Amtrak funding, you know, look, I represent Pennsylvania. That ad was run in Philadelphia. ]

Where’s that Panderbear when you need it?


17 posted on 02/19/2012 1:03:37 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: onyx

One must admit, Santorum must have a smidgen of saint in him, if he was able to work with THAT wench! heh :p


18 posted on 02/19/2012 1:04:35 AM PST by Irenic
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To: onyx

PSSSSST ricky you aint sposed to work WIF ‘em yer supposed to work AGIN ‘EM and their wacky ideas....the only reachin across the aisle we’re interested in is a wack alongside the noggin so some sense gets in...and no sittin on no sofa with no lib either....carry on small grasshopper...


19 posted on 02/19/2012 1:10:52 AM PST by flat
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To: DaxtonBrown

It’s no wonder that half of Saint Rick supporters go to Romney if Santorum drops, despite the fact that a larger majority of Newt’s supporters go straight to Santorum if Newt drops.

On one side, there are people who understand he’s a moderate.
On the other side, there are people who don’t understand that he’s a moderate.

We need to get stuff like this out there. It’s time Palin really endorsed Newt instead of playing footsie. There’s no question that Saint Rick is an empty suit.


20 posted on 02/19/2012 1:29:54 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Apollo5600
"So if Newt can’t win you will stay home?"


21 posted on 02/19/2012 1:35:41 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

Let’s pray we don’t come to the point where we end up with a Romney and Santorum ticket.

It’s the end of the country as we know it, and I honestly can’t say I’d bother to vote.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 1:37:23 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: DaxtonBrown
Greetings DB:

Hmmmm, waiting for the rabid Saint Santorum boosters to explain this one.

Frankly, on these 15 conservative issues there isn't a cent worth of difference between Newt and Rick. Either candidate would make a fine President; so why all the "Savage Love" for Rick Santorum?

1.) Repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
2.) Prohibiting abortion except where it is necessary to prevent death of the mother.
3.) Amending the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as only the union of one man and one woman.
4.) Permitting healthcare professionals to opt out of performing procedures that violate their moral or religious beliefs.
5.) Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year.
6.) Passing state laws that authorize local law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws.
7.) Providing federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortions.
8.) Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination laws.
9.) Allowing parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or educational savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, private, or home school.
10.) Setting a government cap on carbon emissions, requiring companies to buy emissions credits, and allowing them to trade any leftover credits (called “Cap and Trade”).
11.) Using a prospective federal judge’s ability to empathize with particular societal groups as a criterion for their nomination.
12.) Using human embryonic stem cells for research purposes.
13.) Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage from other states.
14.) Enforcing federal laws vigorously against obscene hardcore pornography.
15.) Amending the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to place further restrictions on the establishment and expansion of gambling by Indian tribes in the U.S.

Cheers,
OLA

23 posted on 02/19/2012 1:40:19 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

A major difference is that Newt has been so radically right, so historical a figure, a conservative who was the Reagan of the legislative branch, a true, famous, dyed in the wool right winger, that he can move around in the political world and rub shoulders with liberals and not take on the smell.

Lesser mortals, soft, moderate, more ambiguous political types, we don’t trust them so much, especially if we are a conservative who is still trying to figure out who they are, and is still not certain what their politics are, and where their true, internal self, is at.

Based on Gingrich being known as one of the greatest fighters in conservative history.
I can’t imagine someone who lived through the history making 1994 conservative revolution, forgetting that incredible national onslaught against it’s leader, Newt Gingrich, until Palin, we had never seen anything like it.

I still have boxes of publications and newspapers from the time, the rage from the left was terrifying, people died, were destroyed, the federal government was killing people and burning them out in the Midwest, and in what had previously been “flyover country”, the heartland.
The left was sending a message to middle America, that they were not outside the reach of Government and the new policies. Middle America was to be taught that their God, and guns, and tax complaints, and conservative rebellion would not be tolerated, the 1990s became a dark period of open war by the hard left as led by the Clintons, and the conservatives led by Newt Gingrich.

The media was as radical as sharks smelling blood, and Newt as the opposition leader, was it’s biggest target.


24 posted on 02/19/2012 1:53:05 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: JediJones
Big Nooze should be loving this guy. A Conservative Republican who has worked with DemocRATS.

Why does this feel like a hit piece instead of an endorsement?

25 posted on 02/19/2012 2:01:29 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ansel12

Greetings ansells:

Thanks for your thoughtful reply. From my standpoint, neither candidate is “perfect,” both have their share of gaffs and bad judgement moments. Politically, I happen to like both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum on the issues.

No one has accomplished more towards conservative reforms than Newt. And Rick has a very good conservative voting record too. By the official campaign positions, both candidates are equal and earn my vote on the conservative issues.

As you can see from the 15 conservative issues hyperlink, Newt could have easily focused upon Myth’s multiple choice positions on the campaign issues and remained focused upon the differences. But Newt couldn’t.

Unfortunately in 1993, Newt supported and even co-sponsored individual mandate health insurance legislation. On this individual mandate issue, Newt’s position resembles Myth’s: Mutiple-choice.

So Newt engaged in a disingenous, left-wing-style smear upon Bain Capital’s business model; as a strike back at Myth Romney’s smears.

Newt talked himself out of pole position that day. The BIG difference between Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich. Even under pressure Reagan always correctly identifies government as the problem, not the solution.

Still liking Newt, but now I support Santorum for President. Neither was my first choice. Both are worthy of my vote.

Cheers,
OLA


26 posted on 02/19/2012 2:51:12 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Apollo5600

Naw, he’s an empty Sweater Vest.:)

I heard her strongly supporting Newt again in a Fox interview today. I’m like you though, wishing she’d get on the campaign trail with him while it could still make a difference.


27 posted on 02/19/2012 3:03:01 AM PST by conservativejoy
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

This is a incorrect assessment of the type of character Newt has. Newt is the type of person who was driven from a very young age to reform the country. He really believes its his fate to shake things up for the betterment of the country.

Call it vanity if you will, but this is the type of character we need to change up Washington. And, frankly, his political history has always shown him to be an independent thinker. He doesn’t go with the flow.

Saint Rick does not come off like this. If anything, he is an opportunist seeking power for the sake of power. I base this on his deceptive behavior, in the way he has dishonestly attacked the other candidates early on, and his campaigning on family and social issues while claiming to be the “true conservative”, meanwhile he favors minimum wage, “Open Space” moderate nonsense, and thinking up ways to enforce censorship on video games or online porn.

These are two very different men. One has vision, the other is small minded. I choose Newt!


28 posted on 02/19/2012 3:09:28 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: OneLoyalAmerican
So Newt engaged in a disingenous, left-wing-style smear upon Bain Capital’s business model; as a strike back at Myth Romney’s smears.

I missed that, care to focus a little more and explain how you turn the Reagan conservative into the villain now that you need to move Romney or Santorum into the White House?

Your left-wing style is shocking, how you would think that it would work against an American conservative hero is puzzling, to heck with the left.

29 posted on 02/19/2012 3:18:07 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: onyx

Newt was Clintons lapdog when Billy was POTUS..but lets not worry about that.


30 posted on 02/19/2012 3:33:10 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: ansel12
I missed that, care to focus a little more and explain how you...

No need for me to explain, WOF sez: "predatory corporate raider."

31 posted on 02/19/2012 3:44:32 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Yorlik803
Newt was Clintons lapdog when Billy was POTUS..but lets not worry about that.

Care to name the greatest conservative hero of the 1990s? Based on Gingrich being known as one of the greatest fighters in conservative history?

I can’t imagine someone who lived through the history making 1994 conservative revolution, forgetting that incredible national onslaught against it’s leader, Newt Gingrich, until Palin, we had never seen anything like it.

I still have boxes of publications and newspapers from the time, the rage from the left was terrifying, people died, were destroyed, the federal government was killing people and burning them out in the Midwest, and in what had previously been “flyover country”, the heartland.

The left was sending a message to middle America, that they were not outside the reach of Government and the new policies. Middle America was to be taught that their God, and guns, and tax complaints, and conservative rebellion would not be tolerated, the 1990s became a dark period of open war by the hard left as led by the Clintons, and the conservatives led by Newt Gingrich.

The media was as radical as sharks smelling blood, and Newt as the opposition leader, was it’s biggest target.

32 posted on 02/19/2012 3:47:15 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Apollo5600

Greetings Apollo5600:

The core of freedom is our individual liberty. “Independent thinker” Newt Gingrich did co-sponsor legislation in support of an individual mandate in 1993. That legislation went against conservative flow. An individual mandate forcing us to pay a health care tax just for waking up breathing in the morning, that’s quite the opposite of my definition of liberty.

This “independent thinker” label reminds me of McLame’s “Maverick” label.

Whenever a candidate adopts the left’s language, be it: open spaces, health care as a right, living wage, maverick, etc., they fall into a word trap.

Again, Newt is not perfect, nor is Rick. Both are much better than RuPaul or Myth. I’ll take any of them over 0bama.

Cheers,
OLA


33 posted on 02/19/2012 4:06:53 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Apollo5600

****These are two very different men. One has vision, the other is small minded. I choose Newt!****

OMG - just caught a snipped of Santorum speaking about “I have the GIFT of being underestimated”. He went on and on - all about himself. Not one word about his policies, proposals or plans for the future.

This man is another narcissist - a goody two shoes - and an immature right wing social engineer. He should have been a televangalist. He is NOT a fiscal conservative.


34 posted on 02/19/2012 4:14:52 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: flat

PSSSSST ricky you aint sposed to work WIF ‘em yer supposed to work AGIN ‘EM and their wacky ideas...


Well, that proves he is a “go along to get along” establishment RINO. Compromise is his motto and deception is his creed. He’s a true Republican.


35 posted on 02/19/2012 4:15:20 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

You seemed to miss one very important issue in your laundry list of “goodies” you think are important.

I looked, but didn’t see the one about turning our country around to abide strictly by the writings of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Most of what you posted had absolutely nothing to do with the granted rights bestowed on the federal government by these documents. They are state’s rights granted by the Constitution....not federal.


36 posted on 02/19/2012 4:20:19 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: JediJones
And Barbara Boxer and I wrote a law protecting open space

Just a guess ... was that the open space between Boxer's ears?

Sorry Rick, not buying it. You lay down with Democrats to pass STUPID legislation, you don't get my vote.

37 posted on 02/19/2012 4:37:12 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Apollo5600

So, you are saying that if you don’t have someone who meets every little detail of your standard you will stay home? You might as well vote for Obama and be done with it! God help our Republic!


38 posted on 02/19/2012 5:40:18 AM PST by gbscott1954 (Please come back Sarah!!!)
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To: JediJones
Here's our options: Romney, Gingrich, Santorum.

Pick the one, who'll do the most to restore the Constitution. With what I know, I'll pick Santorum.

I wish that DeMint, Inhofe, Palin or others had gotten in, but they didn't. Them's our choices, pick one.

39 posted on 02/19/2012 6:16:48 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: JediJones

Wow, ABC is testing the water with their best shot at nailing Rick in the primary. It seems everyone has a record of accomplishment except Dear Leader.

Everything they are touting is designed to anger and split the conservative base. I really don’t care if it’s Newt or Rick .

The up side, is that much of the stuff they are pitching cuts into their ability to paint Rick as this “right-wing, religious, nutcase radical in the general election. I hope he uses it well.


40 posted on 02/19/2012 6:26:13 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: JediJones

41 posted on 02/19/2012 6:26:30 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

(From this article; (http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/06/what-a-big-government-conservative-looks-like/)

I and some friends, none of us Romney fans, have set about exploring Santorum’s record since Wednesday morning. Here now is a non-exhaustive list of what we have found. It does not even include his support for No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, debt ceiling increases, funding the bridge to nowhere, refusing to redirect earmark allocations to disaster relief along the Gulf Coast post Katrina, etc.

NEA
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

Bankruptcy
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Defense and Foreign Policy

Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.

Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.

Voted for the START II Treaty
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

Nominations
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

Labor
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.
Guns

Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.

Reform

Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.
Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

Immigration
Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

Taxes
Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted 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 to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.

Welfare
Voted against food stamp reform
Voted against Medicaid reform
Voted against TANF reform
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

Waste
Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted 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 to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%
Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

Spending and Entitlements
Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Health Care
Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

Education
Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing
Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

Energy

Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee


42 posted on 02/19/2012 6:36:02 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Apollo5600

I see all the professional Rick haters are out earlier peddling lies and personal smears
!
Rick Haters please keep your talking points straights
Straight .
Yesterday your prepared talking point involved pushing
Sen Conrad comments that Rick was the most difficult and least
Flexible Senator now he a Lib?
Lol
Rick
Has a 88% rating from the ACU !
So does old Newt but Rick has never pushed for
Global warming with Pelosi or Amnesty or try to force us serfs to support
A SEIU candidate in the NY congressional race !


43 posted on 02/19/2012 6:38:15 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: DH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o2ZjHJqqu9E


44 posted on 02/19/2012 6:39:04 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: JediJones

Face it. We are stuck with three stiffs. And one fruitcake.

I think Freddie Mac Daddy is probably the best of the bunch left.


45 posted on 02/19/2012 6:39:13 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Nice AstroTurf !
The GOP run senate and House drew up these bills !
Newt supported these bills too so
SO WHAT !

Newt gave us Motor Voter which has allowed the Dem to
Get the dead and illegals to vote too !
Thanks Newt !


46 posted on 02/19/2012 6:42:34 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: gbscott1954

Most of these posters are Paul Bots !
Newt is their latest stealth cover .
Rick S is deeply hated by the Paul bots .


47 posted on 02/19/2012 6:47:24 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: ncalburt

Did you know that you can also get your point across with a period at the end of each sentence? Or did you miss your morning meds? (Sorry to overload you with two questions in a row.....)


48 posted on 02/19/2012 6:48:09 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: ansel12; All

This may be one of the most important articles you will ever read about Newt Gingrich, and there have been many. It takes 15 minutes to read (I timed it). Surely, in perilous times such as this, we can each use 15 of our minutes to learn and understand more about a great leader:

http://www.politijim.com/2012/02/dear-speaker-gingrich.html

Then, if you would like to help Newt become President:

www.newt.org/donate

Newt’s National Phone Banks: www.newt.org/activism/pb/

PLEASE DONATE AND MAKE CALLS FOR NEWT STARTING TODAY


49 posted on 02/19/2012 6:49:27 AM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: nhwingut

They are all stiffs or crazy !


50 posted on 02/19/2012 6:49:43 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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