Posts tagged ‘Rick Santorum’

July 13, 2012

Rick Santorum to Campaign for Romney in Pennsylvania

by Eric T. Phillips

Only a few months back, Santorum derided Romney as “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.”

And now he’s campaigning for him.

What a sleaze ball. This is the game Rand Paul wants to get into?

April 10, 2012

Santorum’s Out

by Eric T. Phillips

And Ron Paul is officially the biggest threat to Mitt Romney.

April 6, 2012

Jack Hunter on Big Government Conservatism

by Eric T. Phillips

And its spokesman, Rick Santorum:

I am a proponent of the theory that libertarians will have to persevere in a “long march through the institutions” if we are ever to bring about a free society. So I’ve been sympathetic to the view that:

using the already established political vessel that is the GOP…is the fastest way to undo the last hundred years of the two most significant viruses that have plagued America, the federal reserve and the federal income tax.

But after putting up with Republicans like Santorum throughout this presidential campaign, I can’t help but cheer Justin Raimondo’s argument that:

The best thing that could happen would be for the GOP to split, with [Ron  Paul] supporters hiving off, leaving the GOP remnant to become a primarily southern-based regional party. This is their future, in any event, in spite of [Dr. Paul's] energetic efforts to “save” them. Unfortunately – for them and for us – they don’t want to be saved.

April 2, 2012

Links of the Day

by Eric T. Phillips

Obama is  giving free advice to the Supreme Court on how they should rule on Obamacare.

Pointing to today’s Supreme Court decision, where the conservative justices plus Kennedy ruled that officials may strip-search people in jail arrested for any offense–even for something like unpaid parking tickets–Anthony Gregory reminds us that there are no good justices on the Supreme Court.

According to leaked Stratfor emails, the Pentagon-backed mercenary group Blackwater has been working with the Syrian rebels since December.

Jim Goad hates Rick Santorum’s face.

March 14, 2012

Santorum Adviser Plays Seamus Card

by Eric T. Phillips

For those who haven’t heard, Seamus was the Romney family’s pet Irish Setter back in the 80′s. Before a road trip to Canada, Mitt put the dog in a kennel and strapped it to the roof. Neil Swidey recaps:

Sometime during a 12-hour drive from Boston to Canada in 1983, Mitt’s oldest son, Tagg, noticed a brown liquid running down the rear window of the family station wagon. Realizing the liquid was being discharged by their dog, Mitt pulled off the highway and into a gas station, borrowed a hose to wash down Seamus and the car, and then returned the dog to his rooftop carrier for the duration of the trip.

Apparently the Santorum adviser in the following interview was trying to argue that his candidate is not desperate. Bringing up Seamus, though, seems to me like a bad way to show that. I’m surprised he didn’t play the Mormon card too.

 

February 29, 2012

Santorum: JKF’s 1960 Speech On Religion Made Me Want To Throw Up

by Eric T. Phillips

So he tells George Stephanopoulos:

Here are the offending passages from Kennedy’s speech:

I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the President – should he be Catholic — how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference, and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him, or the people who might elect him.

I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish; where no public official either requests or accept instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials, and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all.

Where, in these passages or in the rest of the speech, does Kennedy call for the exclusion of people of faith from the public square? Failing that, which one of these principles is so offensive? Does Santorum plan to accept orders from the Vatican? Does he want priests and ministers to tell the people in their churches whom to vote for? Does he want the government to fund Catholic schools?

One last question: Why did Stephanopoulos not ask him any of these questions?

February 27, 2012

Libertarianism’s Future in the Republican Party: Jack Hunter on the Contrasting Visions of Rick Santorum and Jim DeMint

by Eric T. Phillips

In a new video format:

February 23, 2012

Rick Santorum Shakes Ron Paul’s Hand Like Crazy Person

by Eric T. Phillips

Odd:

(Hat tip Robert Wenzel)

February 23, 2012

Ron Paul Debate Highlights 2/22/12

by Eric T. Phillips

See especially after the 18:00 mark for what I believe was Dr. Paul’s best defense of his foreign policy that he’s ever offered at one of these debates.

February 22, 2012

Santorum’s Worldview Not Influenced By Books

by Eric T. Phillips

The Huffington Post has dug up an old magazine article that quotes Rick Santorum as saying “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress.” I’m not too surprised by this find–the former senator has admitted to smoking pot, after all.

More revealing, I think, is Santorum’s answer to the next question. The interviewer explains:

I asked Santorum if throughout his life he had encountered any book or movie, any cultural or intellectual touchstone, to inspire his political worldview. He starred at a fixed point on his desk for several seconds, then looked at his press secretary.

‘I wouldn’t say there was any book,’ he said finally, pausing again. ‘I’d say Martin Luther King, and what he was speaking about had a profound influence on me, his commitment to bringing the races together.’

“I wouldn’t say there was any book.” You don’t say.

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