By The Right Scoop


Krauthammer had nothing but compliments for Santorum today given the effective way he’s handling Romney’s attacks on the morning after his big win. In fact, Krauthammer went as far to say that if all Romney can come up with is earmarks to hit Santorum with, then Santorum doesn’t have much of a problem:

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  • Anonymous

    TRS, the pickins must be slim tonight. :-)

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      You don’t approve?

      • Anonymous

        My approval doesn’t matter. Your choices for headlines are usually more substantive. I think it’s gotten to a point that most people don’t give a flip as to what CK says. jmho

        • http://twitter.com/i88schwartz Ian

          Yeah, he’s only the most read conservative columnist in the country (as well as George Will) who gives his honest reflection of things and turns out to be right most of the time.

          But then again, some guy with a made-up word is probably right about this one. /s

        • Anonymous

          Says you. You can’t speak for the rest of us.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t always agree with CK but 90% of the time, he’s worth listening to. I’m a little surprised that you don’t see this as “postable”. CK is pointing out that Rick is doing well against Romney and the establishment – both of whom will try to destroy him.

      • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com On The Mark

        Thanks for the video, Scoop.

      • Anonymous

        Krauthammer is always a welcome sight here. Thanks.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/D5YZQPM5WLFVY7ZM7VU6APU5Y4 Tim

        In this 2008 interview with Laura Ingraham Santorum praised Romney at great length — contradicting some of what he says today. In the interview, Santorum calls Romney a “true conservative” and says he “is someone we can trust.

        http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/seven-minutes-of-rick-santorum-talking-about-how-g

        • K-Bob

          And this is remarkable how?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Pathetic Romney trying to slam Santorum, on earmarks and raising the debt ceiling.. HAHA that’s all you got? Screw you Mitt, you were in favor of the biggest earmark ever the wallstreet bailout! We all know how much Mitt Romney likes safety nets

  • Anonymous

    Everytime I watch a video, my wireless router knocks me offline and I have to start all over again. Sometimes several times. So frustrating. Anyone know why it does this?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/MVKB24PATKM3BXCRTLD62FUKK4 Richard

      Your harddisk might be the culprit,either lack of space or you need to defract your hard disk

      • Anonymous

        I’m doing that now. Thanks. I’ll let you know if it works.

      • Anonymous

        The defraging didn’t work. Any other ideas?

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/MVKB24PATKM3BXCRTLD62FUKK4 Richard

          Then your router has a bug,borrow another router and see what happen.You might want to check with the company if they have a new firmware

  • http://twitter.com/nickmarschel straw man

    Six months ago, if you had told me I would vote for Rick Santorum, I would have said you were nuts… yesterday, I did just that. Don’t let anybody tell you he can’t win.

    • Anonymous

      See!! :) I’ve been saying that for weeks, Santorum is exactly what we need! Welcome home, bro!! :)

      • Anonymous

        Glad to see him breaking away.

      • cabensg

        Santorum has no experience running anything even coming close to the Federal government. This is not about the election of class president. He is a total novice.
        I see no upside to wanting Santorum for president of the United States of America. I can’t even believe that serious thinking people want someone who hasn’t even run a Kool-aid stand for president. Oh wait! deja vu.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think anyones vote matters. Heres why:

      http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/02/08/straw-polls-vs-collecting-delegates/

    • Jim Botts

      Same here in Missouri. Gingrich wasn’t even on the ballot, which is fine with the way he has been running his campaign lately. Paul was tempting(as a protest), but I chose Santorum. I’ve got issues with Santorum, but compared to Romney they aren’t worth “getting upset” about.

      • cabensg

        Lets look at what actual leadership and solutions look like, shall we?

  • Maxsteele

    Krauthammer up to his old tricks again. Stating the obvious to give a compliment to a conservative just to set us up for when he tears him down.
    I can guaruntee that Krauthammer will be criticizing Santorum very soon. This is his modus operendi. He gives tiny compliments just to give himself credibility to attack the conservative. He is squarly in Romney’s camp and, therefore, an Obama supporter by proxy.
    I don’t trust this guy for a second.

    • Anonymous

      Nor do I. Wasn’t this the same guy that was supporting Mondale back in ’84 against Reagan??

      • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

        You are correct! Krauthammer is a Carter liberal masquerading as a Republican.
        (the worse of the worse)

        • Anonymous

          I think we’re getting a little hyperbolic here. Krauthammer is a conservative guy and I didn’t read such sinister “pro-Romney” undertones in what he had to say. It is a fact that funding and infrastructure are needful, let’s hope Santorum will get enough of it now.

          • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

            drphibes….

            I think you need to learn how liberal he is. I suggest you do some research on ”the Libhammer”. Here is but a few of his many liberal positions.

            On domestic issues:

            Krauthammer is a supporter of legalized abortion;
            an opponent of the death penalty;
            an intelligent design critic (anti God);
            an advocate for the scientific consensus on evolution (Darwinism), calling the religion-science controversy a “false conflict;”
            a supporter of embryonic stem cell research using embryos discarded by fertility clinics with restrictions in its applications;
            and a longtime advocate of radically HIGHER energy taxes to induce conservation.

            Those are NOT Conservative positions and people like Krauthammer are to be feared not embraced.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Krauthammer

            • Anonymous

              Thanks for pointing this out. I kept thinking to myself, ‘Wasn’t Kraut. making bigoted statements about presidential candidates with traditional Christian beliefs a few weeks ago.’

            • Anonymous

              Wow. Didn’t know all that. Thanks for the information and for providing the source.

            • Anonymous

              I like Kraut when he attacks Obama and the democrats..when he goes after Newt and Santorum not so much, because he usually doesn’t balance it with Romney critiques. I My biggest issue is his arrogant stance on intelligent design…but overall he is a brilliant man and I like a lot on what he says via Obama.

            • cabensg

              This should come as no surprise, he’s a psychiatrist. They’re atheist to the core.

      • Constance

        Yes, you are correct, but how long ago was that? Almost 30 years ago? I was quite different politically back then, too. Easily swayed by feel-good nonsense and slick advertising. I voted for Reagan both terms, but I was not the staunch conservative I am now. I don’t hold a history 30 years ago against anybody, if since then, they have proven to have grown wiser and more grounded.

      • http://twitter.com/i88schwartz Ian

        That was 30 years ago. He has made fun of himself for that. That’s like saying you should discount Rick Santorum because he endorsed Benedict Arlen Specter in ’04.

    • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

      Did you catch the dig that the ”Kraut” gave to Santorum at the end…..”I don’t know if Santorum has the money to compete”?!?!?!?!

      Hey Krauthammer….how about a good plan and good Conservative ideas you dope! Oh I forgot you(Krauthammer) are a liberal hiding in a republican coat…..

      Give me a break…Santorum has the credentials, the plan, and thhe grass roots support. With that and winning states…the money will flow.

      GOOoooo Santorum Gooooo!!!!!

      • cabensg

        Santorum has no credentials to be president of the United States. None.

        Romney has more credentials in his little finger than Santorum has in his whole body.

        Unfortunately Romney should be running as a Democrat.

        Newt is the only candidate with the credentials and plans.

        • K-Bob

          All four of the candidates are qualified to serve.

    • http://twitter.com/i88schwartz Ian

      Wrong. He initially was for Romney and explained his reasoning. Lately he has been very critical of Romney and said he doesn’t understand conservatism.

      When confronted if he is in the tank for Romney he distanced himself from the candidate.

      • Maxsteele

        Let’s see if my prediction holds. He did the same thing to three other Republican’s in the race and two of them are now out.

        • http://twitter.com/i88schwartz Ian

          How can a pundit be responsible? Endorsements are way overrated and don’t mean anything. They don’t sway people who already support a candidate and at this point that is nearly everyone. Anyway, he hasn’t even endorsed anyone.

          The reason why those candidates are out is because they really weren’t presidential material. On paper, Rick Perry was. But to say he is out of the race because of Krauthammer is nonsense. How many gaffes did he need to make so that in your head he would be viewed as not able to beat Obama.

          Michele Bachmann was a pretty empty suit.

          Herman Cain, who I was a big supporter of, really killed his chances after the women incident. But especially after his non-answer on Libya during an interview with a Wisconsin newspaper.

  • Maxsteele

    hear, hear.

  • Anonymous

    Charles Krauthammer is always the voice of reason. He will scold when necessary and give praise when it is deserved

    • Constance

      I agree. Sometimes, I strongly disagree with him, but for the most part, he comes from a place of reason. He is quite the success story just on a personal level. I never realized he was in a wheelchair, or what the history of his life is. I was quite shocked to learn it. So, when I disagree with him and my hair lights on fire, I remember the many times I agree with him. More often than not.

    • Anonymous

      Charles is occasionally a bit “inside-the-beltway”, but he is a great mind and voice and I listen up when he speaks.

  • ApplePie101

    Someone has seen the handwriting on the wall!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    Mitt Romney drop out of this race you moderate/liberal! No matter how much you attack Santorum or Newt it will never make you more conservative then they are because you’re not a CONSERVATIVE!!! You might have a nice family but that doesn’t make you conservative, you might be a good business man but that doesn’t make you a conservative. You’re a Corporatist not a Conservative! Take your out-of-touch corporate butt out of this race and stop splitting the true GOP and conservative base.

    Mitt reminds me of my old governor or should I say governator of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was a huge disaster for our state, he was the one who was going to fix things after a horrible recalled Gov. Gray Davis, He was the rich guy who campaigned about being an “outsider” he quickly became an “insider” and started compromising with democrats raising taxes/pushing global warming cap-n-trade because he wanted to be “liked”. That’s why I will never trust you MITT ROMNEY when you brag about being an outsider, because you been dying to be an INSIDER for YEARS!!!

    • Anonymous

      amen!

  • Anonymous

    What? Charles, did you actually say that Romney A-T-T-A-C-K-S people?

    Wow. What a difference an election cycle makes.

  • Anonymous

    I saw a clip of Romney saying that Santorum and Gingrich are republicans that act like democrats. He was kidding, right?

    I love how they’ve all written off Gingrich too. These people have NO CLUE whatsoever. And they call us fickle? Ha!

    • Anonymous

      Yes, he is just like the Left. It is all projection. If you want to learn what schemes a schemer is up to, listen to their accusations and you’ll know what THEY are guilty of.

    • Anonymous

      I hate that they have decided that Newt will fade…he has come back 2 times now..will they ever learn??

  • Anonymous

    How about this gem from the NY Times today:

    “Aides to Mr. Romney said they were preparing to quickly expand their attacks on Mr. Santorum’s record as they try to define him, aggressively and negatively, for voters who still see Mr. Santorum largely as a blank slate. The advisers said Mr. Romney would most likely take part in the attacks on Mr. Santorum much like he did in Florida against Mr. Gingrich.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/us/politics/santorum-sweep-sets-stage-for-new-battle-in-republican-race.html

    The aides actually used the word “attacks”?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      If they do this, I think it may well backfire. Mitt never defines himself, just tears down others. When he tries to define himself, he stutters trying to remember his talking points or ends up saying something dumb. Fail.

    • Anonymous

      I think people are very, very tired of Romney’s attacks, and this will backfire in a big way.

    • Anonymous

      Let Romney attack. Rick needs only to apply some Judo, Mitt will go tumbling over.

    • Anonymous

      I knew it, they are out to destroy Santorum now. Romney has to win at all costs..he doesn’t see what he and his crew are doing as bad, but just politics. It is a game to him.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

        If you’re a fan of Santorum, I’d see why you’d hate it, but attacking an opponent is standard fare in politics.

        • Anonymous

          well duh, I know it is standard to attack, but to carpet-bomb someone in your own party and make up lies like he and his crew did to Newt (check out Byron York and some of his articles regarding this)and now most likely will do to Santorum..all when he refuses to call Obama a socialist..give me a break!

  • Constance

    Isn’t it something how so many conservatives in this country have a gutteral dislike for Romney? It’s like a gut feeling – a knowing – that the guy just isn’t what we want or need right now. This isn’t 2008. We don’t trust Romney, and we are fed up with being told who our candidate is going to be. The lies aren’t working with so many of us. Negative ads only propel us forward conservatively speaking. Not all of us, but many of us. I can look at Romney, and just know he’s not conservative. I can listen to him and know it. I can look at his record, and I can see exactly what he is. Another McCain, who will lose badly to Obama. Nope. No thanks. Nada. Not this time.

  • Anonymous

    Attaboy, Rick. You’re rubber and he’s glue. And we’re behind YOU!

  • Anonymous

    I have said this several times in defense of Ron Paul, but I will do it again in defense of Rick Santorum now. Earmarks and pork barrel spending are not the same thing. Earmarks do not add any additional spending to an appropriations bill. They merely identify how money that has already been allocated will be specifically spent. Earmarks are important to facilitate transparency in government. In fact, every single penny should be earmarked, because then we would know where every single penny is being spent.

    When Congress does not earmark money to specific purposes, the money is then spent generically by the executive branch on various bureaucratic agencies. It is the legislative branch’s responsibility to allocate funds, not the executive branch.

    To summarize, it is the duty of Congress to earmark every single penny they allocate for spending in the huge appropriations bills they pass. The money belongs to each Representative and Senator’s constituents, and it is their job to get it back to us as best as they can. Otherwise, the president and his cronies spend it at their determination (think secrecy, waste and corruption).

    • Anonymous

      Good explanation. Thanks

  • ApplePie101

    A big thank you to the great states of Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado for standing up for American liberty.

  • fernando arce

    CK is very good. i like to read his OPT pieces and watch him on cable tv.

  • Anonymous

    Santorum stuffed Romney…stuffed him in those three states! Romney’s gotta scramble to catch back up! I hope he doesn’t.

  • Anonymous

    Yaay!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve picked my guy….Santorum. No, he doesn’t excite me, but he’s the last decent choice. I had briefly put my support behind Newt because I believed the only possible two winners was going to be Romney or Newt. However, he started attacking Romney for being a capitalist and it disgusted me….extremely. Newt went on to attack Romney for vetoing a spending bill that was nothing more than pandering to a group of people, and that disgusted me even more. Newt claims to be an outsider, but that’s about as much bullcrap as me having visited the moon. He was the Republican leader of Congress, and even in his private career he was directly tied to government activities with businesses through a GSE. He’s no outsider. I’ve come to believe he’s nothing more than a heap of dog crap with his liberal-type attacks on Romney. I don’t like Romney, but I expect conservative arguments to be used against him….not liberal propaganda.

    Go Santorum.

  • Jay

    Romney’s attacking Santorum. Look out, the mittens are coming off now!

  • Anonymous

    “Keep you composure and don’t act like a victim” Great advice for Rick, Maybe too late for Newt.

    Romney looks pathetic. I picture him with Trump standing at his side, friendly hand on the padded shoulder.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D5YZQPM5WLFVY7ZM7VU6APU5Y4 Tim

    Santorum on Deficit, 2003

    Rick Santorum’s “Real Concerns” About The Tea Party

    Rick Santorum On Small Government

  • Anonymous

    I agree. I’m pretty impressed with Santorum’s responses and counter-punches. He’s been improving all the time. And he does this without a teleprompter Mittens… how telling.

  • Anonymous

    Back in the day, when schoolyard team captains were picking members for a baseball game, there was a position created for the Krauthammers of the world…it was called “Left Out”. Yeah, I pick the former Mondale writer for that position on my team.

  • cabensg

    I like to hear Krathhammer rag on Obama but his opinions about Republicans or Republican candidates mean nothing to me. Lets face it these talking head have to come up with something to talk about every day, it’s their job. Most of the time what they say is just background noise to the real problems most of us face every day. Of course if their annoying Obama and Democrats I get a kick out of it and sometimes it can be informative but overall it doesn’t effect my decision making.

  • bobemakk

    I am still a Gingrich fan, but seeing how Rick Santorum handles himself is very impressive. He has been and will remain my second choice. Now if Gingrich and Romney/Rino will stop duking it out maybe the republican party can gain back its image as a much better party than the democrats and the Obama regime can be defeated.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N46ZL7CSVSVGERR2OWYEKBB5FQ james121

    The great thing about this Republican primary is that all the candidates get their moment in the sun and then get ripped by the competition when they get close to “top dog” standing. We’ll see if Santorum can take the heat and continue to rise in popularity. All the Republican candidates have some warts, but Santorum appears to be the closest we have to a tea party Conservative. If he continues to do well, his early uninspiring showing could easily turn into genuine excitement for the Right that has not yet been seen for any candidate except for the bump Newt got for going head to head with the debate moderators.

    Rick Santorum has the potential to be our man to boot Barry from the White House. Godspeed to you, Rick!