Tag Archives: Santorum

Romney or Santorum – or neither!

Which Santorum do you like?

The “I was for Romney before I was against Romney.”

or

The social conservative Santorum?

or

The earmark loving, big spending, union labor supporting, budget busting liberal Santorum?

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The following is an article from 2008 that appeared in pennlive.com:

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The GOP Race Gets Messy

Mitt Romney speaks in Grand Junction, Colo., February 6, 2012.

From NationalReviewOnlineBy Jonah Goldberg, February 10, 2012 –

Okay, I give up.

About a week ago, I wrote a column

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making a case for Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee. My argument was aimed at fellow conservatives who just can’t get their minds — or at least their hearts — around a Romney candidacy. The details aren’t important right now (and they’re easy enough to find with the interwebs these days).

The reason I wrote the column in the first place was that I felt the cold steel barrel of reality’s revolver pressing up against the back of my head, saying “write it.”

Romney’s going to be the nominee. He’s vastly preferable to Obama. If he’s the inevitable nominee, then better for conservatives to make peace with the idea.

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What a Big Government Conservative Looks Like

From RedState.com, by Erick Erickson, January 9, 2012 – I’m rather tired of all the people who don’t like Romney trying to claim Rick Santorum is not a big government conservative, or not a pro-life statist. I would support him before I would support Romney too, but I have no intention of giving up ideological and intellectual consistency in the name of beating Mitt Romney.

Rick Santorum is a pro-life statist. He is. You will have to deal with it. He is a big government conservative. Santorum is right on social issues, but has never let his love of social issues stand in the way of the creeping expansion of the welfare state.

In fact, he has been complicit in the expansion of the welfare state.

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Mantra: Santorum is a “Big Government Conservative”

From RushLimbaugh.com, January 04, 2012 –

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RUSH: Now there’s a mantra — there’s mantra out there — and it’s even now spread to CBS News: “Will Santorum’s big government conservatism resonate?” It’s everywhere, folks. “Santorum’s big government conservatism.” Have you ever heard “big government conservatism” associated with Rick Santorum before today? Have you? Have you? All right, very rarely. Some of you might. In Pennsylvania in some of his campaigns it might have been said, but nationally most people are hearing this for the first time after he wins the Hawkeye Cauci. Now, it started (at least I first saw it) in conservative media and then The Cato Institute, which is Libertarian. Continue reading →