Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,206
22%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: santorum

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Rick Santorum, in movie exec mode, considers his options for 2016

    04/02/2014 7:59:19 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/01/2014 | Ben Terris
    “There’s going to be a fight on the right to see who will be the Christian conservative choice of 2016,” says Jamie Johnson, a former Santorum campaign staffer. “I’ve never seen the stars aligned like this before in Iowa, with so many possibilities. I love Rick Santorum, and I wish him the best, but this is a new day.” It’s a day when GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are rock stars and when former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee could jump in and steal a lot of the evangelical support. And that’s just the fight for the...
  • Something Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, and Eric Holder Can All Agree on

    02/25/2014 6:11:46 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Slate ^ | Feb. 19 2014 1:35 PM | Emma Roller
    Sen. Rand Paul brought his national crusade against the war on drugs back to his home state, giving testimony before the Kentucky state senate in favor of an amendment to restore voting rights to felons after they get out of prison.The amendment, which state Republicans have forestalled for years, looks like it may finally pass. Today, only Kentucky and Virginia permanently strip felons' of their voting rights. Most states require a probationary period before felons can vote again, but states like Iowa and Florida have such punitive laws that they may as well be permanent. Only Maine and Vermont have no restrictions on felons voting, including when...
  • Rick Perry 2016?

    02/20/2014 9:49:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Of all the electoral maneuvers lately — Huckabee heading to Iowa, Santorum huddling with advisors, Allen West refusing to rule anything out, and even Joe Scarborough visiting New Hampshire — this is the most interesting. Is there room for Perry this time, though? Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will be in Des Moines and Davenport on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. He will be sitting down with business leaders to discuss a wide range of issues, according to Bob Haus, an adviser in the state. He also will be taping an episode of “Iowa Press,” Iowa Public Television’s weekly...
  • Recalling Euthanasia’s Legacy of Death

    02/19/2014 1:03:22 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    During a debate on the Senate floor in 1996, at the time of President Clinton’s veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortion, there was an incident reported in an article in the Washington Post: Not five feet away, Republican Senator, Rick Santorum turned to face the opposition and in a high, pleading voice cried out, “where do we draw the line? Some people have likened this procedure to an appendectomy. That’s not an appendix,” he shouted, pointing to a drawing of a fetus. “That is not a blob of tissue. It is a baby. It’s a baby.” And...
  • How Rick Santorum is laying the groundwork for another presidential run

    01/28/2014 9:22:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 28, 2014 | Chris Moody
    alk about campaign trail déjŕ vu. As hundreds of bundled-up supporters gathered around him on a freezing January day, Rick Santorum towered over a lectern and rallied his troops. Aides pecking at smartphones lined the perimeter of the hotel conference room. An army of young children scurried across the floor. Volunteers collected email addresses and phone numbers at a fold-up table near the door. The people, the “candidate” — even the weather — gave the event a presidential primary campaign feel. But this scene played out in the Capitol Hill Hyatt in Washington, not a Sheraton in West Des Moines...
  • Huckabee on the “RINO” label: The Nazis devalued people too, you know

    01/23/2014 3:56:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 23, 2014 | Allahpundit
    IÂ’ve looked for a transcript but canÂ’t find one so IÂ’m forced to rely on HuffPoÂ’s account of what he said. On the one hand, theyÂ’re a lefty news site, doubtless eager to put his quotes in the worst possible light. On the other hand, their reporter is Jon Ward, who used to work for the Daily Caller and is respected in the field. On the other other hand, the rhetoric sounds kind of Huck-ish, doesnÂ’t it? With some pols, you can look at a quote thatÂ’s attributed to them and say, nah, no way. With Huck, you never know...
  • O’Donnell Favorably Features Santorum Quote To Bash Christie. Go Home, America. You’re Drunk.

    01/15/2014 9:26:12 PM PST · by absentee · 2 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    You are entering the vicinity of an area adjacent to a location. The kind of place where there might be a monster, or some kind of weird mirror. These are just examples; it could also be something much better. Prepare to enter: The Scary Door.* Some clips just speak for themselves. Other clips are hilarious and unself-aware parodies of themselves. And still other clips make you question who you are as a human being and your place on this earth. This clip is the second one. Lawrence O'Donnell has to try really, really hard to be any more of a...
  • Rick Santorum warns fellow Republicans: ‘We live in a bubble’

    01/11/2014 10:13:11 AM PST · by Drew68 · 155 replies
    statesman.com (Austin, TX) ^ | 09 Jan 14 | Jonathan Tilove
    Republicans “live in a bubble,” former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum told the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature Thursday, and are detached from the pop culture and concerns of the average Americans whose allegiance they need to prevail nationally. “We live in a bubble. We don’t realize what’s going on,” said the once and perhaps future presidential candidate who is now head of a movie studio based in Flower Mound that produces Christian entertainment. “How many of you watch prime time network television? I suspect none of you.” He told his audience, which will also be...
  • Video: Rick Santorum says Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson was ‘Pretty Accurate’

    12/21/2013 12:35:28 PM PST · by absentee · 11 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/21/13 | Caleb Howe
    As the controversy over recent comments by Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson rages on, everyone from twitter users to national figures are adding their perspectives to the discussion. In the below clip. former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, appearing on On The Record, weighs in, saying that what Phil Robertson said was a “pretty accurate” job of quoting the Bible.
  • Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All?

    12/16/2013 5:16:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 16, 2013 | Justin Miller
    The Republican was once savaged for suggesting polygamy could become legal if the Supreme Court killed anti-sodomy laws. Now a judge has ruled against Utah’s anti-polygamy statute. A decade ago, Rick Santorum said polygamy, among other things, would be allowed if bans on sodomy were struck down by the Supreme Court. “Sometimes I hate it when what I predict comes true,” the once and likely future Republican presidential candidate tweeted Sunday after a federal judge decriminalized polygamy in Utah. Judge Clark Waddoups ruled late Friday that parts of the state’s law are unconstitutional, based on a Supreme Court ruling that...
  • IOWA STOP: Palin & Santorum To Visit Metro

    11/08/2013 10:06:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | November 8, 2013 | Staff
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be back in Iowa Saturday. The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition says Palin will be a featured speaker at its annual family banquet being held on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Palin will join a speaking lineup that includes Senator Mike Lee of Utah. Palin’s last formal appearance in the state was at a 2011 rally in Indianola. Another high profile Republican will be in the state on Monday. Former presidential candidate and Iowa Caucus Winner Rick Santorum will be heading to Jordan Creek Mall to watch a movie. The former...
  • Rick Santorum could be a thorn in Ted Cruz’s side in 2016. Here’s why.(WaPo dropping acid?)

    10/29/2013 7:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 28, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Was the end result of Ted Cruz’s effort to derail Obamacare in the recently concluded budget debate a good one? Rick Santorum doesn’t think so. “I would say that in the end, he did more harm,” Santorum said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” adding that while Cruz’s aim was worthy, his follow through wasn’t effective. Does it matter what Santorum, a failed 2012 White House contender, thinks of Cruz, a freshman Texas senator and rising conservative star? Yes. Because of Iowa. Cruz made his third swing through the first-in-the-nation caucus state over the weekend, building more bridges with conservative...
  • Santorum on Cruz: ‘In the End, He Did More Harm’ (Video at link)

    10/28/2013 11:00:10 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 49 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Conservative Rick Santorum, who served two terms as a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and was a Republican presidential candidate in 2012, criticized fellow conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), saying his approach to defunding Obamacare “did more harm” than good, adding that Cruz did not have a plan...
  • Rick Santorum in Iowa: The Term ‘Middle Class’ is ‘Marxism Talk’

    08/14/2013 6:07:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 31 replies
    Mediate ^ | August 13, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Is there such thing as “class” in America? Not if you ask Rick Santorum. The once and possibly future GOP presidential candidate spoke to a Republican gathering in Lyon County, Iowa late last week and shared this piece of advice with his party: “Don’t use the term the other side uses.” That includes the “middle class.” Santorum proceeded to tear into President Obama for constantly invoking the term “middle class” in his speeches about the economy. “Since when in America do we have classes?” Santorum asked. “Since when in America are people stuck in areas or defined places called a...
  • Sheldon Adelson: I Stand With President Obama on Bombing Syria (Gingrich/GOP Donor)

    09/05/2013 12:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Sep. 4, 2013 | Andy Kroll
    The debate over whether to bomb Syrian military facilities and weapons installations is creating some strange bedfellows. Among them: President Obama and Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. On Tuesday, the Republican Jewish Coalition, which counts Adelson as a donor and a board member, told its members to urge Congress to authorize a strike in Syria. A spokesman for Adelson, a top backer of pro-Israel causes, told Bloomberg News that the gambling mogul supported the coalition's position—and thus Obama's—on Syria. Obama and Adelson are far from ideological allies. Adelson reportedly spent upwards of $150 million, in disclosed and dark money,...
  • Santorum: Obama's Failures After Benghazi Led to Current Threat

    08/04/2013 10:15:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/4/2013 | Amy Woods and Audrey Hudson
    Republican Rick Santorum on Sunday blamed President Barack Obama's policies for creating the current terrorist threat that has closed more than 20 embassies around the world. "I think it's a huge deal, and I think it's really the consequence of the policies of this administration," Santorum said on NBC's "Meet the Press," pointing to last year's attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans. "We've seen really nothing other than cover-ups," said Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator and candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. "What we've seen is an administration that has refused to confront radical Islam, that has embraced...
  • Christian based movies to overtake Hollywood film industry?

    07/02/2013 9:11:59 AM PDT · by usalady · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/1/13 | Martha
    There is increasing evidence that faith and family based movies and TV is making an impact on the film industry.
  • Santorum: Rubio Lacks 'Respect' for 'Rule of Law'

    06/26/2013 4:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/26/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, a conservative Republican who vied for the GOP nomination for president last year, said on Wednesday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will face negative “consequences” for being a part of the “Gang of Eight” pushing the 1,200-page senate immigration bill. Santorum’s comments about Rubio came the radio show hosted by Fox News's Andrea Tantaros. Tantaros asked Santorum if he thinks Rubio “maybe has ruined his chances to run for president with this immigration bill.” “Well, you know, my feeling on that is that we got a long way between now and 2016,” Santorum responded. “Yeah,...
  • Rick Santorum made CEO of faith-based movie firm EchoLight Studios

    06/24/2013 6:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum has a new gig as chief executive at a faith-based film company. According to Dallas-based EchoLight Studios, the former GOP presidential candidate will be the new CEO of “the first movie company to produce, finance, market and distribute faith-based, family films across all releasing platforms.” Mr. Santorum announced the venture on Fox News’ “The Huckabee Show” on Saturday. “This is the right place and right time, and I’ve jumped in with both feet,” he said. “I often say that culture is upstream from politics, and I know entertainment also can be strength and light for people...
  • Rick Santorum: Time to get rid of the IRS ("You are guilty until proven innocent")

    06/24/2013 12:58:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    “It is just inherently corrupt,” Rick Santorum told a live audience this weekend in Charleston, South Carolina this weekend. The former Senator and GOP presidential candidate said that the latest scandal shows the danger of handing so much power over the lives of Americans to the federal government, and that repealing the Sixteenth Amendment was the only real solution to unwinding that intrusive power.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Rick Santorum became the latest Republican to call for the repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment in light of the ongoing IRS controversy. “We have to get rid of this income tax...
  • Santorum’s Quiet 2016 Campaign: He’s planning another insurgency

    06/18/2013 5:25:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2013 | Robert Costa
    Almost everybody has written off Rick Santorum as a 2016 contender — everybody, that is, except Rick Santorum. Behind the scenes, the former Pennsylvania senator is quietly preparing for another presidential run. Trips to Iowa are in the works, he’s meeting daily with his advisers, and he’s already fine-tuning his message for the early primaries. Hints of that pitch came last Thursday during a fiery speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s summer conference. Santorum cast himself as a populist conservative. “When all you do is talk to people who are owners,” he warned, the GOP becomes nothing more than...
  • Santorum: It was dumb to make Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment the theme for GOP convention

    06/14/2013 7:04:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/14/2013 | AllahPundit
    This deserves wider attention, especially at a moment when the stupid, stupid Republican leadership has convinced itself that its real problem with the electorate is being insufficiently pro-amnesty. “One after another, [business owners who were invited to speak] talked about the business they had built. But not a single—not a single —factory worker went out there,” Santorum told a few hundred conservative activists at an “after-hours session” of the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “Not a single janitor, waitress or person who worked in that company! We didn’t care about them. You know what? They built that company...
  • Santorum: GOP Leaders 'Don't Reflect Who We Are'

    06/14/2013 9:38:53 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 10 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 14 Jun 2013 09:45 AM | Courtney Coren
    Former Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum criticized his Republican Party Thursday, telling a conservative audience that GOP leaders do not "accurately reflect who we are." Speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, Santorum said Republicans should stop talking to CEOs and "talk to the folks who are worried about the next paycheck," Politico reports.
  • Inside the Beltway: Unifying conservatives by 2014

    06/12/2013 10:06:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jennifer Harper
    Organizers behind the bodacious “Road to Majority” conference are determined to wrangle conservatives onto the same page as the 2014 midterm elections loom. The event, virtually ignored so far by the mainstream press, begins Thursday at a hotel just three blocks from the White House. “This conference is a chance to unify all conservatives. And I mean social conservatives, tea party folks, fiscal conservatives, middle of the road Republicans — everyone,” Gary Marx, executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, tells Inside the Beltway. “This is a chance to focus, to get on the real road to a majority...
  • America demands truth on Benghazi

    06/10/2013 9:07:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    WND ^ | June 10, 2013 | Rick Santorum
    Several months ago, on Sept. 11, 2012, four brave American diplomats were killed and 10 other Americans were injured in Benghazi, Libya, by a mob of between 125 and 150 heavily armed Islamists. This jarring event was a grim reminder of the continued threat to America that exists and should have been a wake-up call to the Obama administration about the deadly nature of radical Islam. But here we are now, 10 months later and still no answers or explanations from the Obama administration about what exactly happened, why it happened and what those in charge knew while it was...
  • Off Fox News, on with the show (Sarah Palin, Newt, Santorum and Dick Morris)

    05/26/2013 8:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 26, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger, breaking news reporter
    Yes, there is life after Fox News. Sarah Palin “parted ways” with the network in January. Dick Morris was gone the following month. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum were suspended as contributors in March 2011 while they considered presidential runs. They haven’t come back. Being escorted — or, in some cases, shoved — off Fox News’s big stage has tested the ability of the four to find ways to stay relevant, whether through social media, books, radio shows, public appearances or other projects. In the time since these former high-profile paid commentators departed the most-watched news channel in the country...
  • Discovering the American Majority with the NRA and Conservative Politicians (The 90% figure, again)

    05/06/2013 11:25:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | May 6. 2013 | Paul Waldman
    I have a piece going up later today over at CNN.com on the NRA convention, but there's something I raise there that I want to elaborate on. If you look at the list of Republican politicians who spoke to the assembled firearm enthusiasts, it wasn't exactly the A-team. Last year Mitt Romney showed up, but this year they had failed presidential candidate Rick Santorum, failed presidential candidate Rick Perry, universally disliked freshman senator Ted Cruz, currently unpopular Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, and former half-term governor and current punch line Sarah Palin. Every one of them would like to be president...
  • Palin, Beck & Hannity all speeding toward Houston—with guns: NRA Convention to be Fox News heaven

    05/02/2013 4:01:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Culture Map - Houston ^ | May 1, 2013 | Tyler Rudick
    The 142nd National Rifle Association Annual Meeting is roaring into Houston for four days of seminars, rallies, prayer breakfasts and country music jam sessions, starting Thursday. The speaker lineup would make any Fox News junkie's heart skip a beat with appearances by conservative politicos and pundits ranging from to Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum to Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Hell, even Oliver North of Iran-Contra fame will be on hand to sign copies of his new novel. And yes, don't worry . . . The Nuge will be there in all his Cat Scratch Fever glory for a scheduled...
  • High School Senior Fights, and Wins, Battle to Bring Santorum to His School

    04/27/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    http://www.nextgeneration.tv ^ | April 24, 2013 | allen west
    Langston Bowens is a high school senior at Grosse Pointe South in Michigan, and helped arrange for Sen. Rick Santorum to speak at his school. But a funny thing happened after the speech was announced: School district officials changed their minds and cancelled the event. The story may have ended there, but Langston Bowens refused to be bullied by officials he felt objected to the speech based on their own, personal beliefs, so he took a stand. Col. Allen West sat down with Langston at the Reagan Center library in Santa Barbara to find out how he was able to...
  • Annual NRA meeting to be held in Houston

    04/17/2013 12:07:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce this year's Annual Meetings and Exhibits, to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas from May 3-5, 2013. For further updates and announcements, be sure to follow NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA. Seventy-thousand attendees are expected at this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits, sponsored by Midway USA, making this one of the largest in NRA’s 142-year history. Leading firearm manufacturers will display the firearm industry’s latest and greatest products. Guides and outfitters, various hunting and shooting accessories, and an extensive private collection...
  • In Iowa, Santorum to Push Back on GOP Shifts

    04/12/2013 4:46:41 PM PDT · by yongin · 16 replies
    RCP ^ | April 12, 2013 | Scott Conroy
    Ever since Rick Santorum ended his presidential campaign a year ago this week, he has acted as if that defeat was just a brief setback in his running quest for the Republican nomination. Almost three years out from the 2016 Iowa caucuses, the former Pennsylvania senator is set to return Monday to the nation’s first voting state, where he won a come-from-behind battle against Mitt Romney by 34 votes in January 2012. Having witnessed the perils of underestimating him, Santorum’s potential rivals next time around aren’t likely to discount another strong challenge on his part, particularly in the Hawkeye State.
  • High school requires parental consent for Santorum speech (Because he opposes 'gay marriage?')

    04/11/2013 2:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 11, 2013 | Eric Owens, educa
    Since Monday, school district officials in Grosse Pointe, Michigan have canceled a decision to allow Rick Santorum to speak at Grosse Pointe South High School, then reversed that cancellation. There is a catch, though: students who want to see the former U.S. senator and presidential hopeful must first obtain permission from their parents. A local chapter of the group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) had originally invited Santorum to speak at the high school on April 24, explains the Detroit Free Press. The group raised $18,000 for the speech — presumably to cover costs and pay any fees to Santorum....
  • School: Kids Need Permission Slip for Santorum Talk

    04/11/2013 10:29:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/11/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    Michigan high school cancels, then un-cancels controversial speech Listening to Rick Santorum is the kind of activity that requires parental permission. That's the conclusion a Michigan high school has come to, after a planned speech by the former presidential candidate inspired massive backlash. On Monday, Grosse Pointe High School decided to just cancel the event, but that generated outcry from the other side. So now the speech is back on, but students will need a signed permission slip to watch, the Detroit Free Press reports. Langston Bowens, the socially conservative senior who invited Santorum, has accused the school of...
  • Rick Santorum: ‘It Would Be Suicidal’ If GOP Embraces Gay Marriage

    04/09/2013 6:33:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/09/2013 | Billy Hallowell, The Blaze
    As conservatives continue to grapple with how they — and the Republican Party at large — should handle the issue of gay marriage, some prominent voices are coming out to either endorse or condemn pushes for the movement to embrace same-sex nuptials. Among those personalities is former presidential candidate Rick Santorum. In an interview with the Des Moines Register, the politician said that embracing gay marriage would be “suicidal” for the party. The former senator also noted that some Republicans, like Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, who have openly endorsed gay marriage are no...
  • Rick Santorum Tells Newsmax: I May Run for President in 2016

    04/03/2013 11:38:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 107 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013 07:27 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Rick Santorum appears to be eyeing the White House again, with the former Pennsylvania senator telling Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg that he may run for president in 2016. “I’m certainly leaving the door open for that,” Santorum revealed on “The Steve Malzberg Show” Wednesday afternoon. … “The same advisors who botched these last two campaigns are now saying, ‘Well, you know, since we can’t win with moderate Republicans, we have to now try to be liberal Republicans to win instead of standing up for the values that made our country great,’” he said. …
  • Report: Santorum and Gingrich discussed unity ticket in 2012 primary

    03/22/2013 7:34:44 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2013
    Joshua Green shares an amazing story about the secret negotiations between Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich for a “unity ticket” during the Republican Presidential primary. In the end, Green reports, neither of the two Republican leaders could agree which of the two would be president. (T)he two candidates spoke face-to-face at an energy forum just before the primary. Gingrich made an elaborate historical argument that when the party hasn’t been able to agree on a nominee, it always settles on the senior figure. Santorum wasn’t persuaded, and urged Gingrich to do what was best for the conservative movement.
  • Noemie Emery: Why can’t conservative candidates win Republican presidential primaries?

    03/21/2013 1:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 21, 2013 | Allahpundit
    An unsparing piece keying off the same Rick Perry soundbite at CPAC that inspired this post. Perry said that it’s unfair to blame conservatism for the GOP’s losses in 2008 and 2012 because, after all, our nominees weren’t conservative. Emery’s response: Then why did Republican primary voters vote for them instead of for a solid conservative like, say, Rick Perry? Her answer? Between Reagan’s generation and the current crop of Rubio, Scott Walker, etc, there simply haven’t been many good conservative candidates. Instead, against establishment types who were national figures, the conservative movement flung preachers and pundits (Pat Robertson, Alan...
  • Celebrating Bella: Our Gift From God

    03/19/2013 12:36:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Rick Santorum
    March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. That's how the saying goes. And oh, how it rings true for my family. It is Lent, of course, a time for the faithful to pray, sacrifice and fast. And it is in our prayerful reflections and daily acts that we prepare ourselves for Easter and new life. March is also Trisomy Awareness Month. For my family, this has become a time to celebrate the life of our daughter Bella. Bella was born almost five years ago with trisomy 18, a severe genetic condition that I believe makes every...
  • Republicans Must Have Vision to Help All Americans

    03/12/2013 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Rick Santorum
    Republicans don't care. Or at least that's the perception of us. President Barack Obama's convincing re-election in November despite a climate of high unemployment, stagnant economic growth and waning American influence around the globe has caused a great deal of soul-searching for the Republican Party. One of the conclusions some of us have come to is that our problem is not the message or the messengers but our own detachment from the needs of struggling working families and our lack of vision and policies that address them. I was struck reading a recent article in which our presidential nominee, after...
  • Despotism in America Exclusive: Rick Santorum lists President Obama's constitutional violations

    01/20/2013 4:35:22 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1-20-13 | Rick Santorum
    President Obama’s announcement last week on his plans to make sweeping changes to our nation’s gun laws by presidential executive order is yet another example of his continual disregard for the United States Constitution and the separation of powers it set forth to protect the American people from government by fiat. Putting aside for a moment the misdirected emphasis on gun ownership, as opposed to mental illness and cultural glorification of violence to curb gun crime, President Obama’s actions represent another attempt to circumvent Congress – a Congress elected by the people but controlled by Republicans – to establish public...
  • Report: Podesta Group Urges Military Contractors to Give Money to Support Hagel (Gangster Gov't)

    01/07/2013 11:25:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    SNIP Hagel, however, has friends in Democratic lobbying circles. The powerful Washington D.C. organization known as the Podesta Group is reportedly asking defense contractors for financial support to run ads defending the Hagel nomination. Fox News White House Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry reported on Friday: (2:15 in) "Sources confirm to Fox [that] Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta has been hired by a firm known as the Bipartisan Group to help mobilize support for Hagel. And defense contractors received calls this week urging them to be ready for a Hagel pick as soon as Monday, and asking them for...
  • 'Hold the line': Rick Santorum and a New Year's message for the States

    12/23/2012 2:20:25 AM PST · by SincerelyAmanda · 9 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | December 22, 2012 | Amanda Read
    . . . America's constitutional tradition of federalism may serve as the anaconda to choke a growing leviathan. As Justice Kennedy wrote in Bond v. United States, "[b]y denying any one government complete jurisdiction over all the concerns of public life, federalism protects the liberty of the individual from arbitrary power." "Alabama has become one of those States that is on the first line of defense," said Palmer, particularly in regards to Obama's signature health care legislation, which 14 states including Alabama have passed constitutional amendments against. Furthermore, at least 25 states have refused to establish state exchanges, and a...
  • Santorum strikes again (NYT attack on Santorum's role in defeating a UN treaty)

    12/06/2012 6:31:05 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/5/2012 | Gail Collins
    Lately, you’ve probably been asking: “What ever happened to Rick Santorum? The guy who ran for president in the sweater vest? The one who compared homosexuality to bestiality and did 50 push-ups every morning?” It’s certainly been on my mind. Santorum is still in there swinging. Lately, he’s been on a crusade against a dangerous attempt by the United Nations to help disabled people around the world. This week, he won! The Senate refused to ratify a U.N. treaty on the subject. The vote, which fell five short of the necessary two-thirds majority, came right after 89-year-old Bob Dole, the...
  • Senator Kerry’s Fallacious Emotional Appeal for a U.N. Treaty

    12/04/2012 8:42:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    RSN ^ | Monday, 03 December 2012 16:12 | Steven Groves
    When the facts and law are not in one’s favor, there is a natural temptation to appeal to the emotions of your target audience in order to win an argument. This is referred to as argumentum ad passiones—an attempt to manipulate an audience’s emotions by pulling on their heartstrings in order to bring them to your side. Such is the case with Senator John Kerry’s (D–MA) appeal in today’s Huffington Post in support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international human rights treaty that is scheduled for an up-or-down vote tomorrow at noon. …...
  • Santorum: 'I'm open' to 2016 bid

    11/26/2012 9:03:04 PM PST · by Arthurio · 137 replies
    (CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hinted Monday he may see another presidential run in his future. "I'm open to that possibility," the Republican said when asked on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" about a 2016 White House bid. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker "But we're a long way..." he added, pausing, then continuing, "I'm focused right now on trying to stay involved in the fray and make sure that we do the right thing up on Capitol Hill right now." Santorum proved a tough opponent to Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential primary, ultimately forcing the contest...
  • It's good to know that the GOP-e will say that Santorum is next in line. /Sarc.

    11/19/2012 12:15:26 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 61 replies
    11/19/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ... will back him, say that it it is his turn, and not Chris Christie's turn, etc. /Sarc. I mean, George Bush defeated McCain, and so McCain was the presumptive "next in line," (that's how it works, right? /sarc) although he still had to fight for it and had at one point sunk pretty low --- even captioned carrying his own baggage. And McCain defeated Romney, so it was then Romney's turn --- and he was next in line --- right? But does this rule only apply to RINOs? Speaking of Chris Christie... Given what Limbaugh said about Christie, and...
  • Election 2012 Marks the End of Evangelical Dominance in Politics

    11/16/2012 4:57:28 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jonathan Merritt
    Ever since Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, evangelicals have been a powerful political force. Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority organization were credited in part with Reagan's election, having registered millions of evangelicals to vote. Their influence would only grow over the next 25 years: Evangelicals were instrumental in Reagan's reelection, the Republican Revolution of 1994, and both of George W. Bush's victories. But on November 6, 2012, their reign came to an end. "I think this [election] was an evangelical disaster," Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, told NPR. He's right, but it wasn't for...
  • Santorum Organizing; Warren Buffet Supporting Hillary in 2016

    11/15/2012 2:47:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Paul Stanley
    Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House. A leading evangelical leader who is close to Santorum and asked not to be identified, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that Santorum is "organizing and making all the necessary preparations" for another run in the 2016 Republican primary. "Rick's getting ready organized and is not going to be behind the eight-ball when...
  • Machiavellian Rove 'Kept Santorum Alive Until He Could Kill Rick Perry First... THEN Newt Gingrich'

    11/15/2012 6:34:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 150 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    GO AWAY already It's over dude... As you've most likely already heard, the TEA Party right has declared all-out war on Karl 'Boss Hogg' Rove in the wake of numerous recent (expen$ive) GOP disasters in which 'The Architect' played an inglorious starring role. The final straw was likely his lack of willingness to take responsibility for an almost complete lack of success in the 2012 election cycle, instead pointing fingers and making excuses like an Italian cruise ship captain. Rove's flat-out whiffing in almost every race he backed -on top of improbable Romney defeat- would be enough for any sensible...
  • Mitt's Royal Slam (If you only read one political editorial today, make it this one)

    10/30/2012 1:50:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    What's the explanation for Mitt Romney's unparalleled breakout? A few weeks ago, the Romney campaign was regarded as dead in the water. The polls (with the exception of Rasmussen) had the campaign uniformly down, giving Obama up to half a dozen points. Voter interest was phlegmatic at best. A combined Chicago-media offensive appeared to have put Romney on the ropes. The consensus was that Obama would cruise to another victory, one paralleling and perhaps even exceeding his triumph over John McCain four years ago. Today, little more than an electoral-cycle heartbeat later, the situation is utterly reversed. The big mo...