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9 Reasons NOT to vote for Rick Santorum

Normally, I avoid posting blogs in list form. The bewildering success of Rick Santorum's candidacy for the GOP Nomination requires an unconventional response. His recent victories in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado, have provided the demand to expose his fraudulent conservative credentials. Under these circumstances, a clear, concise list is the best vehicle to deliver this message.

Other than a year long stint in Atlanta and a little over a year spent living in California, I have lived in Pennsylvania my entire life. Unfortunately, for a decade of my time living in PA, our great state was saddled with Rick Santorum as our Senator. There are so many reasons not to vote for Mr. Santorum, that it is difficult to limit to 9. It's not important to assign rankings to each reason, because that would imply that some are significantly more important than others. Truthfully, each one of the reasons could stand alone as a reason that disqualifies Rick Santorum as the choice of conservatives.

Santorum was annihilated by a 20% margin during his 2006 Senate race in the Pennsylvania by Bob Casey.
Bob Casey is a babbling fool who openly endorses big government solutions to solve the problems in our great nation. Rick Santorum was unable to draw a clear contrast between his conservative ideals and Casey's big government, top down solutions. If Rick couldn't beat an establishment Democrat in a PA Senate race how does he plan to make Obama a one term President?

Mr. Santorum has not offered up a plan to balance the budget.
In fact, the tax plan the he has offered actually INCREASES the deficit. Much like Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, Mr. Santorum offers no impactful cuts and most of his proposals do not attack the core of the spending problem in Washington. If encouraging the government to function more efficiently was a simple task, then government waste would not be an issue. The truth is, eliminating waste in government is an impossible task. On Rick's official website he states, "Implement Strong America Now reform through Lean Six Sigma management process as a key engine for cutting government waste and improving efficiency." That sounds great, but lean six sigma only works in private industry. The government doesn't operate in the realm of profits vs. loses. Government budgets never shrink. The only way we are going to solve the deficit crisis is by returning power to the states and to private companies. This can be achieved by eliminating useless government agencies, bringing our troops home from around the globe to protect our boarders, and by auditing the Federal Reserve.

Mr. Santorum believes he has the right to circumvent Congress and bomb Iran without a formal declaration of war.
If this man were President, we would already be at war with Iran, and probably China and Russia. There is no filter between his Chickenhawk brain and the hateful words that come out of mouth. Santorum has said in interviews that he would threaten the Iranians with the choice of bombing their nuclear sites (and probably all of the communities around the sites) or opening their nuclear sites to international inspectors. Dictator Rick would not go to the Congress for a declaration of war. Like his predecessors he believes the President has the powers of a king. He also thinks the assassination of Iranian citizens is a "wonderful thing." The amount of Blowback this country would suffer in response to increased meddling in the affairs of other nations would increase under a Santorum presidency. As a result, this country would be less safe.

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Santorum Gets An F from Some Catholics

"The presidential candidate that beats the choir boy, hands down on an important aspect of Catholic social teaching, is Ron Paul." Interesting article.

http://www.zimbio.com/Rick+Santorum/articles/C6lQdFDhLL3/RIC...

And another which may have been previously posted:

A Catholic's Case for Ron Paul

When asked, “What is the most pressing moral issue of our time?” one presidential candidate said: “We now promote preemptive war. We have rejected the just war theory of Christianity.”

This candidate is Ron Paul. He voted against the invasion of Iraq, and he is my choice for president.

http://www.altcatholicah.com/altcatol/a/b/spa/4383/

Sounds like a Catholic endorsement to me.

fonta

I only need one

I only need one reason:

There's a much better candidate running!

His excellency

Pope Sanfeldius Frothimus

10.

He's Rick Santorum.

CREW

named Santorum one of the Most Corrupt Politicians of 2006 and then there's this:
How Rick Santorum Ripped Off American Veterans
http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/01/how-rick-santorum-ri...

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I just received

I just received a pro Santorum comment on the blog post. Check it out. Santorum supporters are real!

http://lionsofliberty.blogspot.com/2012/02/9-reasons-not-to-...

It looks like this guy/girl just copied and pasted their comment from various articles. It's fitting that he supports Rick, because he obviously can't think for himself.

I need only one reason :-)

Dr Ron Paul

Only 9?

tere should be 9 mil? Or what is the pop of Iran again? Or better yet, the pop. of the US? His wacked out version of leading should give us 300 mil. reasons not to vote for him.

gawd this guys nauseating

what he calls 'strong leadership' is more commonly know as dictatorial rule. 'Ready to lead' means make me your king. He really needs to go back home and get a job locally that will allow him to be there for his wife and help take care of those young kids. They need a daddy more than I need a pope.

Hell ya!

Pope Santy can go home!

Exactly

Exactly. Could not agree more!

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Santorum Is Anti-Liberty

“One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a Libertarianish right.

They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues.

That is not how traditional conservatives view the world. There is no such society that I’m aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.”

- Rick Santorum

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Frothy

Frothy sure shows his true statist colors with that quote. Rick isn't even aware that the society he's not "aware of" was the society our founders intended for us to have.

He's trying to pose now as

He's trying to pose now as the "only" candidate who opposes bailouts. Does anyone have any actual evidence of statements he made on TARP back in 2008?

George Bush the Third!

When I first saw him speak he reminded me of George Jr., nothing but a fearmongering, hateful little man. He's a neo-cons wet dream.
STO-PRICK!

The Turd?

;-)

Freedom is my Worship Word!

I like it

I like it. Make up some t-shirts. George Bush the Turd: Rick Santorum

You don't have to convince me. In fact of the 3 Non-Ron Pauls...

...Santorum is by far the worst.

This guy is a Neo-Con's best friend.

I attribute his recent success to the war drums pounding against Iran, Syria and Egypt.

The establishment republicans who have become full-on war-monging Muslim-haters see Santorum as a good way to get these wars going and kill more Muslims.

Santorum gives Christianity a very bad name.

I can hardly stand to look at this sweater-vested rat.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Amen to that,

brother or sistah.

How's Chang Tzu anyway?

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Only nine reasons? You must be sympathetic towards Santorum if you could only find nine reasons not to vote for him.

I wanted to keep it simple

I wanted to keep it simple. Obviously, Santorum supporters must be easily confused. If I made the post too long they might not follow.

I agree. I could have listed at least 100 reasons.

You didn't mention....

that Santorum double crossed the pro-lifers in PA when by endorsing and campaigning for pro-abortion Arlen Specter.

Santorum has also voted for bills that fund abortion and Planned Parenthood.

The lamestream media wants Santorum to be the GOP candidate now, so they are holding back on exposing his voting record until after he gets the nomination. We need to get his voting record out there NOW!

Minnesota Mary

Click the link at the bottom

Mary there is more if you click the link at the bottum to go to the actual blog post. I stated 9 reasons in total, but I could have listed many more than that.

boggles the mind

How anyone can support this guy?Must just be the last gasp of the Conservatives who realize Grinch and Romney are socialists but haven't quite come to accept Ron Paul yet...

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Excellent breakdown of this joker

"Implement Strong America Now reform through Lean Six Sigma management process as a key engine for cutting government waste and improving efficiency."

I love this talking point. Six sigma is even a joke in private industry. Another bullet point for people's resumes that is really just another beauracratic mess itself. Thanks for sharing your experience and research on this fool.