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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

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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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To: JediJones

The more I read, the more Rick Santorum bothers me. This is a serious concern. I am PRAYING for Newt. I believe he is the anti-establishment pit bull we need.

Go Newt!


51 posted on 02/19/2012 8:44:43 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: JediJones
What Rick's "down with"...
52 posted on 02/19/2012 9:48:30 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: ncalburt

Sure seems like it.


53 posted on 02/19/2012 9:50:28 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: sodpoodle

Yup, it’s interesting that Newt gets labeled as the narcissist, the immature guy who can’t control himself. But, in reality, it’s Saint Rick who possesses all those qualities. My first issue with Santorum has always been one of character, and it just so happens that his poor character results in a pitiful platform. That’s why he sells so much on social and religious issues, because he’s making the argument that he’s a better person than everybody else. It’s pure Image Politics, cult of personality, vanity of vanities.


54 posted on 02/19/2012 3:39:08 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: gbscott1954

“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!”

No, I’m saying Mittens and Santorum are losers who would accomplish nothing and probably won’t beat Obummer. And I’m saying I don’t think I’d have the energy to get up and go vote for them. Since I live in Texas, my State will go to the pub... but it’ll be done with some low turnout, I guarantee it.


55 posted on 02/19/2012 3:44:58 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: ncalburt

“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 !”

That’s a lie. I really wish you Santorum guys would stop lying about me across this forum. I don’t even know what you’re even talking about. I don’t remember discussing Conrad at all, or even seeing whatever thread discussed him. I never accused Saint Rick of being unflexible. My posts against him have been about the same since I joined the forum, which wasn’t that long ago.

Link to the comments you are talking about or shut up. Most likely you have me confused with someone else, or you are having hallucinations. The latter wouldn’t surprise me, considering your funky formatting you always have going on.


56 posted on 02/19/2012 3:52:43 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: DH

Greetings DH:

Wasn’t necessarily my top 15 issues, but feedback from my participation in the AFA nationwide survey questionnaire process. The judicial appointment “Constitutional” question indicates both Newt and Rick agree.

Can someone explain all the “Savage Love” for Rick Santorum on FR Gingrich support threads?

Cheers,
OLA


57 posted on 02/19/2012 7:35:43 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Greetings Psycho-freep:

Thanks for the link to the story.

Cheers,
OLA


58 posted on 02/19/2012 7:47:07 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Apollo5600
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.

Funny you should use the term "footsie" since Santorum accused Newt and Romney of "playing footsie with the left" in one of the debates. What was it Santorum was playing with in this ad then? http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/01/santorum-blitzes-on-health-care-111571.html

59 posted on 02/19/2012 11:35:54 PM PST by JediJones (Just say NO to the MittRick system! Disenfranchise the establishment!)
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To: usconservative
And Barbara Boxer and I wrote a law protecting open space Just a guess ... was that the open space between Boxer's ears?

LOL! You win the thread.

60 posted on 02/19/2012 11:46:52 PM PST by JediJones (Just say NO to the MittRick system! Disenfranchise the establishment!)
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