Rick Santorum lashed out at Ron Paul over his comments on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki last night, prompting this response from Paul adviser Jesse Benton:
"We don't pay a lot of mind to the bottom tier candidates."
Here's a portion from another great blogpost @ http://4libertysake.com/2011/09/14/foreign-policy-history-an...
I found this on youtube:
I think this could become a classic.
We should not be shouting at the political opponents, but just teasing them a little bit, without being disrespectful, I think is OK.
Just imagine, whereever the candidates go, they are being asked: "Where is Ron Paul?".
Edit: "ehmbee" has linked to the video a bit earlier:
This is my first post here, but I visit the site daily. I attended CPAC in Orlando yesterday and couldn't resist sharing this with you all!
Shortly after Ron Paul spoke at the Faith & Freedom Coalition event, we bumped into Rick Santorum in the lobby area at the Rosen Centre Hotel where it was being held. Since Dr. Paul spoke after him, I hoped we'd get a chance to see him, too.
We really wanted to meet Ron Paul, shake his hand and thank him for his unwavering dedication to defending the Constitution. But I didn't know which door to wait by, so I thought I'd ask Rick Santorum.
So I just got back from the Constitution Day Celebration in Freeport Texas where....I met...Ron Paul!!!!!!!! Oh my god I'm still pinching myself! I have probably listened to every one of his speeches but something about him standing twenty feet away from me just left me completely enamored all over again. I was totally star struck! I'm officially resisting the urge to cover my car in Ron Paul bumper stickers and run out and get a RonPaul2012 tramp stamp. Just kidding... But seriously, this guy is the real deal.
Today Rick Santorum came to speak at our Constitution Day Family Event in Boiling Springs, South Carolina. I knew I wanted to say something to Santorum (in defense of Liberty) but did not need to upset the entire republican apple cart assembled there so I had typed up a letter....and waited. As soon as Santorum was done with his tv interviews, I snagged him first, told him I'd rather not take up the other people's time but I would like for him to read my letter. He accepted my letter and promised he would read it later on the plane.
Here is what I felt I needed to tell Santorum:
Here is an excerpt from an article I wrote on the idea of 'blaming America' for 9/11. I come to the conclusion that Ron Paul blames the government, while neocons are actually blaming Americans:
There are the two positions that seem to exist within the Republican. Boiled down, one side believes that the terrorists hate 'us' for 'our' freedoms. The other believes they hate 'us' because of 'our' military interventions.
So I ask, "Which side is actually blaming America?"
It's so simple I can't believe I've never thought of this. One one side, Paul says 911 was a direct response to government foreign policy, so he places the blame on government. On the other side, there are people like Rick Santorum who say terrorists attack us for our way of life. So you might say he is blaming Americans for the actions they take in their daily lives. So who is really "blaming America"? Rick Santorum. America is about people & the lives and actions they are free to take. America is not about "government".
This is what I wish Ron Paul would have said to Rick Santorum about Foreign Policy at the Tea Party Debate:
I am not blaming America for the attacks of 9/11. The terrorists do not attack us because they hate our freedom and our culture. Anyone who says so is either a despicable liar or an ignorant fool. Osama bin Laden stated his motivations. He complained that we meddle in Middle Eastern affairs, we disrespect their holy land and we covet their natural resources. And we have done that, for decades.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is proving to be the Rudy Giuliani of 2012, except he is doing much worse in the polling then Giuliani did. His extremely neoconservative foreign policy is deeply flawed and is not a traditional republican position. Here, I have done my best to prove through analysis why Rick Santorum is wrong on foreign policy (sorry if it is a little long).
Read the comments on Reddit
Read the full text of Osama bin Laden's 'letter to America'
For our sound-bite world, bin Laden says: "Why are we fighting and opposing you? Because you attacked us and continue to attack us."
He continues: "If the Americans do not respond, then their fate will be that of the Soviets who fled from Afghanistan to deal with their military defeat, political breakup, ideological downfall, and economic bankruptcy."
Sounds like we're playing right into his plan. It is unfortunate that the tea party can't see that.
Rick Santorum tries to say Dr. Paul "blames America" for 9/11. This is nothing but desperate, pathetic demagoguery. Personally, I hold neocon trash like Rick Santorum culpable for 9/11, as he & his ilk are those who supported policies of interventionism, preemptive war, & decided America was the "policeman" of the world. These arrogant, ethnocentric, uneducated saboteurs of the Constitution are those who are truly to blame for the blowback which exposed itself on 9/11. And I would say this straight to his face.