Tag Archives: Rick Santorum

Yes, Past Performance Does Indicate Future Results

From RedState.com, Posted by Newt Gingrich, March 19, 2012 – Rick Santorum makes an excellent point that “past performance really does indicate future results.” I completely agree—but not just “in Mitt Romney’s case.” Rick Santorum became the third-highest ranking Republican in the Senate in 2001 at a time when Republicans inherited balanced budgets, surpluses, and conservative, pro-life majorities. Senator Santorum and his big spending GOP allies proceeded to squander this inheritance.

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The Elephant in the Room

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From RedState.com, Posted by Erick Erickson, February 24, 2012 – He was the elephant in the room, so to speak, at the CNN Debate in Mesa, AZ. And this issue is why Campaign 2012 on the Republican side is so depressing.

The he is George W. Bush. And the issue is that Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney spent most of the debate campaigning against George W. Bush without using his name.

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Chuck Norris – Why I chose Newt over Santorum


Rightly Concerned
, by Chuck Norris, February 13, 2012 – In 2008 when my wife, Gena, and I were on the campaign trail backing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for president, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was fighting to get former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney elected. (Listen in this video how Santorum passionately endorsed and elevated Mitt in his bid for the Oval Office.)

Just three years ago in his interview with radio host and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, Santorum also emphatically told millions of listening Americans: “If you’re a conservative, if you’re a Republican, there is only one place to go, and that’s Mitt Romney.”

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Rick Santorum is anything but a conservative –

January 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm, by Senator-Blutarsky – Here is the main content of a new ad.

Rick Santorum is anything but a conservative. Just consider his record, which includes:

*** Padding his own wallet as a corporate lobbyist at the expense of taxpayers;

*** Voting to RAISE the debt ceiling five times;

*** Voting to DOUBLE the federal Department of Education;

*** Voting with liberals like Ted Kennedy on multiple occasions in support of Big Labor’s radical agenda;

*** Urging more federal involvement in housing with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Continue reading →

Rick Santorum’s political evolution sparks scrutiny

Rick Santorum makes a campaign appearance at the Tilt'n Diner in Tilton, N.H. (Matt Campbell, EPA / January 5, 2012)

Los Angeles Times, By Melanie Mason and Tom Hamburger, Washington Bureau, January 5, 2012 – Reporting from Washington: Rick Santorum first came to Congress from western Pennsylvania in 1990 after waging a grass-roots campaign against an opponent he labeled a Washington insider for buying a house in a fancy suburb of the capital. Continue reading →

To right’s dismay, Santorum was active in passing Medicare drug bill

Rick Santorum

From TheHill, by By Bob Cusack – 01/06/12 –  Rick Santorum claims he “held his nose” while voting for a huge expansion of Medicare in 2003, but the White House hopeful played an active role in passing the controversial law.

Santorum’s support for the GOP’s effort to enact a Medicare prescription drug benefit has attracted criticism from conservatives.
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This Won’t Play Well In South Carolina

From RedState, by Erick Erickson, January 4, 2012 – Rick Santorum has some pent up issues with Jim DeMint.

Just a few weeks before DeMint stood for re-election on South Carolina’s ballot, Rick Santorum showed up in DeMint’s neighborood to tell everyone Jim DeMint was wrong on earmarks. “Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said the Constitution gives Congress control of the purse strings and that he supported earmarks for port deepening while a senator – the opposite of the position that DeMint is taking. Continue reading →