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Rick Santorum

September 12, 2011 by  

Rick Santorum

Education: B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, MBA from University of Pittsburg, J.D. from Dickinson School of Law.

Professional: Lawyer with the firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart.

Family: Married with seven children.

Political: U.S. House of Representatives 1991-1995. U.S. Senate 1995-2007.

Age: 53

State of residence: Pennsylvania

Campaign website: http://www.ricksantorum.com/

Talking to POLITICO in a pre-debate interview last Wednesday, Santorum said he has a consistent record of conservatism. He’s never been a Democrat, even when it would have been easier, and he never was for things while running for office in a liberal State that he’s no longer for now that he’s running for a national seat.

Santorum must have a poor memory. Unfortunately for him, not all of us do.

In 2004, Santorum joined George W. Bush and did all he could to help liberal incumbent RINO Senator Arlen Specter defeat up-and-coming challenger Pat Toomey. Santorum, who claims to be pro-life, backed a pro-choice Senator that was in line to chair the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over abortion law.

It’s natural for a Senator to help the sitting Senator of his State with re-election if they are from the same party. But Santorum didn’t just endorse him. He went to mat for him, cutting television ads, hosting fundraisers and jetting around the State to save Specter’s bacon. Specter beat Toomey by a mere 17,000 votes, then repaid Bush and Santorum by skipping a Bush campaign event with Vice President Dick Cheney. His supporters even went so far as to put out yard signs with the words “Kerry/Specter.” Then Specter became a Democrat.

Specter’s switch gave Obama 60 Senate votes: enough to cram Obamacare down our throats. So, in effect, Santorum is as responsible for the passage of Obamacare as Obama himself.

Santorum is no small-government Republican either. He championed No Child Left Behind and joined Bush in pushing through a new entitlement, the Medicare prescription drug bill. As Jack Hunter of The American Conservative writes, Santorum represents everything that is wrong with the Republican Party today.

“As grassroots conservatives are now rediscovering and again embracing the limited government philosophy of [Barry] Goldwater and [Ronald] Reagan via the Tea Party, Santorum’s Jurassic Park GOP comes across as more out of step than ever,” Hunter writes. “As a pre-emptive 2012 political strike, Santorum now laughably describes himself as being ‘Tea Party before there was a Tea Party.’ RedState.com’s Ben Domenech has zero tolerance for such revisionist history: ‘Does Rick Santorum have any clue what the Tea Party movement stands for? Is he being purposefully obtuse here? Doesn’t he realize that the big government solutions he advocated for in his book are exactly the reason so many Tea Partiers today don’t call themselves Republicans anymore?’”

He’s certainly no Constitutionalist, as this rant from the Ames Straw Poll debate shows. He believes it’s the Federal government’s job to legislate morality.

On foreign policy, Santorum is keen on the Middle East wars and nation building. In the August Iowa debate, he and Ron Paul argued over America’s policy toward Iran.

On Iran, Santorum said, the country was “under a mullahcracy that tramples the rights of women, tramples the rights of gays,” and other groups.

As TPM says, “This was an interesting position for a candidate who has denounced gay rights activists for using the courts to create a ‘super-right’ to ‘sexual liberty,’” which he has said trumps the religious freedoms of conservative Christians such as himself.

Santorum is a clown. He’s a big-government guy living in a world looking for a smaller, less-intrusive government. And he’s doing it while claiming the moral high ground as he lies his way along.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • NancyJ

    Who??

  • Raymond Agnew

    It’s Ron Paul or Bust this is our one and only chance to Defeat the Globists We wont get another!!! Gary Johnson for VPOTUS 2012 I have bin waiting 20 years for this time in our history when in 1991 G.H.W.Bush said what we have here is the time to build our New World Order. That was it for me & I joined the Libertarian Party.. I only went back to the Republican Party in 07 to vote for Ron Paul this time I am all in donating my time money converting People working to Restore Our Republic & liberties It’s Ron Paul Or BUST all the rest of them are Owned & controlled by the NWO Globalists….

    • Dave B.

      Ron Paul would actually have a shot if not for you “NWO” nutjobs.

      • Sandra T.

        That is quite an “uninformed” response as the United Nations itself touts the NWO and has expressley stated that a little less than 200 Nations are on board to begin in 2015. I discovered this when I researched Rick Warrens “peace” plan. All research I have found, like it or not, supports Bible Prophecy and if the Lord says its going to happen it WILL HAPPEN! Just take a look at Agenda21, that is a UN program. Do the research, it is there for ALL to see. Where is the best place to hide something? In plain sight.

    • Nanna Gail

      Raymond Agnew: I am sorry to say, I don’t know a heck of a lot about Ron Paul, as yet, and will be doing some research this week. However, I have heard a couple of things that bother me about him as a Presidential Candidat. But, I am not going to jut=st take someone elses word on these issues, so am starting to research.

      As to Rick Perry, anyone who votes for him, is just voting anothe “obummer” in.

      As to, Rick Santorum; I would like to ask him where he has been the past few years? Doesn’t he know “we the People”, have been asking this maniac to show his Birth Certificate AND ALL his other documents, to prove his eligibility?

      On top of this, HE wants “WE OLD PEOPLE” as he puts it, to DIE SOONER, TO SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY for HIM. WHY DOESN’T HE DIE right now. WHAT A JERK!

      We older folks have paid into Social Security ALL our working lives, and THEY STOLE IT from THE TRUST FUND.

  • Dan az

    If I were running against him I wouldn’t waste a dime on add campaigns against this guy.What a waste of skin!

  • Dan az

    Bob Livingston
    Thanks so much for all the research that you put into this.Now lets see if it did any good!I know I’m asking allot when I say I would like to see the same thing done on all the congressmen that will be running the same time.But Hey, that’s why we are here.Good job and thanks again!

  • Not Impressed

    Santorum is on the wrong side of too many issues for me to support him. I think I’ll stay home if he is on the ticket for POTUS.

    • Nanna Gail

      Not Impressed: Don’t stay home for heavens sake. Go out and vote for SOMEONE. A Republican or a Tea Partier, or a TRU Constituional Candidate. A NON vote is a Vot FOR the DEMON C Rats, and obumbler.

      • Nanna Gail

        Sorry: I mean TRUE and VITE.

  • john happer

    Rick Blasted Ron Paul for telling the truth about why 9/11 happened.
    It is our interference in the middle east that has caused the hatred for Americans, not our freedoms (as Dubya suggested, and other mainstream Republicans have as well). The 9/11 Commission concluded that our relationship with Israel and interference in middle east affairs was a direct cause of the attack on 2001. Now I’m concluding that Rick Santorum is not fit for public office, as are most of the candidates that wish to pursue more of the same intervention/interference in the middle east. Americans have sacrificed blood, treasure, and freedoms because of cowardly politicians that obey their masters at AIPAC!! I certainly will work to stop Rick, as I’m working to stop 0bama!!

  • Nanna Gail

    Lordy Me: Can’t seem to type at all today Not VOT , OR VITE but VOTE.

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