Archive for January 13th, 2012

Rather than duplicating the research well carried out by concerned Americans, I found a kind of “best of the dirt on Rick Santorum” from Nolan Chart. They deserve kudos for their thorough vetting of this big government, Washington-insider, influence-peddling, legislate-your-bedroom”, Tea Party-bashing candidate. I will highlight Nolan Chart’s main points here, but encourage you to read the entire article and then go verify for yourself.

The Real Dirt on Slick Rick Santorum

  • lawyer-turned-politician-turned-lobbyist
  • involved in a scandal later known as the “K Street Project”.  Lobbying firms were pressured to hire high ranking Republican lawmakers and to grant GOP lobbyists with access to influential decision makers.  Led by Congressman Tom Delay, now a convicted felon, the Project had associations with lobbyists including Jack Abramoff.  Santorum played the role of Senate liaison to the K Street Project.
  • voted to spend taxpayer money to help underprivileged children in third world countries, to pay off debts owed to the US by other nations and to combat political instability in Sudan.  He voted to increase welfare programs such as Healthy Start.
  •  a Santorum-created charitable foundation, Operation Good Neighbor Foundation, had actually raised over a million dollars while half million dollars was paid out to as salaries and consulting fees to lobbyists and fundraisers connected to Santorum’s campaign.  Only 36% of the money raised by the foundation actually made it to those it was designed to help.
  • political action committee formed by Santorum.  It was supposed to be raising money to help fellow Republican candidates.  However, only 18% of the funds went to those candidates.  Much of the remaining money was used to enhance Santorum’s lifestyle.
  • voted five times to raise the debt ceiling
  • strongly supported the large hike in welfare entitlement spending with Medicaid Part D.
  • retail giant Wal-Mart lined Santorum’s pockets with campaign cash, in return, Wal-Mart received votes in-kind from Santorum on issues relating to overtime, minimum wages, tort reform, charitable giving credits, etc.
  • strongly supported legislation that doubled the size of the Dept. of Education including the introduction of Ted Kennedy’s infamous “No Child Left Behind”.
  • in 2002, Santorum wrote in a Washington Times article, “intelligent design is a legitimate scientific theory that should be taught in science classes.”  However, in 2005 Santorum said on National Public Radio, “I’m not comfortable with intelligent design being taught in the science classroom.”
  • Santorum is on record many times explaining that what happens in an individual’s bedroom is the business of the entire community and that private, consensual sex should be a matter of government regulation. His position is that no such right exists under the Constitution.   He said, “…this right to privacy doesn’t exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution.”
  • supports the prohibition of contraception
  • strong supporter of the neoconservative “War on Terror.”  He proposed sanctions for Syria.  In 2005, Santorum sponsored a bill aimed at overthrowing the government of Iran, called the Iran Freedom and Support Act
  • announced that weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq
  • a quarter of a million dollars in money was  raised for him by the executives of Outback Steakhouse.  Oddly enough, Santorum strongly agreed with Outback execs that the federal minimum wage should not be increased.  The Senator returned home on a Wal-Mart corporate jet.
  • endorse his liberal Republican colleague, Arlen Specter, over social and fiscal conservative Congressman Pat Toomey in a senate race
  • joined a Washington DC “think tank”, earning a quarter of a million dollars

One has to question whether Santorum was ever a serious candidate? I contend he’s playing guard for Team RNC to block for Romney until we get to the winner-take-all primary states. I don’t think this guy can make it past SC. It all depends how many fall for his misleading rhetoric.

Here’s a nice best of compilation of Mitt Romney’s greatest flips and flops brought to you by The Campaign To Defeat Obama.

Following the video are the lyrics of Mitt Romney’s theme song, inspired by Paul Simon’s “Slip Sliding Away”.

Flip Flopping Away

Flip Flopping away, Flip Flopping away
So badly wants the nomination, the more Mitt’s Flip Flopping away

Whoah and I know a man, he came from liberal town
He wore his sponsors on his shirt like a purchased man
He said supporters, I live in fear
My lies are so overpowering, I’m afraid that I will disappear

Flip Flopping away, Flip Flopping away
So badly wants the nomination, the more Mitt’s Flip Flopping away

I know that man, (who) begot some strife
These are the very words he uses to describe his life
He said a good day brings lots of pain
He said a bad day is when I tell the truth
And I think of things that should have been

Flip Flopping away, Flip Flopping away
So badly wants the nomination, the more Mitt’s Flip Flopping away

And I know this father who had a son
He longed to tell him all the reasons for the flip flopping he’d done
He came a long way just to explain
Why He kissed the feet of his masters
Then he turned around and flip flopped again

Flip Flopping away, Flip Flopping away
So badly wants the nomination, the more Mitt’s Flip Flopping away

Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan
The information’s unavailable to the flip flopping man
You workin’ your jobs, and we take your pay
Believe we’re sliding down the highway, when in fact we’re flip flopping away

Flip Flopping away, Flip Flopping away
So badly wants the nomination, the more Mitt’s Flip Flopping away

Flip Flopping away, Flip Flopping away
So badly wants the nomination, the more Mitt’s Flip Flopping away

Here are some stories from the past week regarding those who are fighting for and against Illegal Immigration in America.

Missouri Scheme to Provide Undocumented Immigrants with US ID’s Busted

Missouri Community Called Hub For Illegal Immigrants?

Chicago Politician Ignores ICE and Worries About Making Bail Easier For Illegal Aliens

Obama Promotes America-Hating LaRaza Lobbyist To Head His Domestic Policy Council

Chicagoans Opposing Illegal Immigration, Oppose New Immigration Detention Facility Due Safety Issues

Clergy In VA Hold Conference On In-State Tuition For Illegals

CA State Attorneys Office Delays Petition Printing Causes Failure To Repeal In-State Tuition Measure

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) Launched New Website To Educate The Public

Eisenhower, In The 1950’s Showed American How To Curb Illegal Immigration

NY Times Claims Illegal Immigration Not A Problem – Down To A Trickle

Amnesty Zealots In MO Protesting Law Making Legal To Check ID’s Of Illegals

CO Lawmakers Try To Pass Dream Act Again – The 6th Time Is The Charm

Obama Still Trying To Figure A Way To Make The Illegal Alien Vote Count

Progressives Salivate Over New Obama Immigration Proposals

Amnesty Supporters and Illegals Whine About Not Getting Free College Tuition

Illegal Alien of 22 years Convicted Of Using Fraudulent Documents Fights Deportation -Says It’s Unfair

Romney Will Have Flip-Flop To Gain Latino Voters In FL

A Careful Balance Of Flipping and Flopping Awaits Romney In Swing-States

SC Forum Blurs The Lines On Legal and Illegal Immigration To Persuade Business Leaders To Support Amnesty

Policeman Who ArrestedObama’s Uncle For DUI Will Now Suffer The Reprisal Of His Actions

Israel Passes Harsh New Illegal Immigration Law That Indefinitely Retain Illegals