By The Right Scoop


This is a great interview with Rick Santorum where he hits back hard at the hypocrisy of Mitt Romney for supporting the things he’s beating Santorum up over. I have to say, I wish he’d have been this on his toes the other night. But onward we march!

I know some of you are tired of seeing Santorum so much, but he is the man of the hour and I make no apologies for posting what I consider to be great interviews of his. This is a race that we must win, and getting a conservative in the White House is my goal.

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  • Stehekin912

    Thanks, Scoop – and don’t worry….I think everyone here knows how important this election is.

  • mjs_pa

    Much better answers in this interview than the debate the other night. I hope Rick can regain the momentum!

    • Reckoner_3

      He can show voters in the next two states he’s resilient. They’ll stick with him…..He also has a good message for Michigan.

    • wodiej

      What is he going to do if he is faced w Obama instead of Megyn Kelly?

      • Sober_Thinking

        Win.

      • K-Bob

        Two Words: Landslide!

      • keyesforpres

        Wipe the floor with him.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CKFGTNEKQQCXQZHLQ7EM72Q37E Michael Bittner

        Kick his patooee!

  • Been_There_BT

    Most of us here know the main goal is:

    Must DEFEAT Romney.

    That being said, Go Newt:)

    • Sober_Thinking

      Lol! Agreed!

      Go Newt! Go Rick! ;)

      • keyesforpres

        You mean: Go Rick! Go Newt! :-)

        • Sober_Thinking

          Yessir… you’re right. :)

        • klaffner

          I agree. Go Newt.

  • http://twitter.com/JustinWax Tennessean

    Not tired of Rick Santorum. Am tired of Mitt Romney, the guy who’s been distorting his record and flat out lying for 6 years to win the Presidency. Do not want to have to pull the lever for that schlub.

  • Cindy09

    I know some of you are tired of seeing Santorum so much, but he is the man of the hour and I make no apologies for posting what I consider to be great interviews of his. This is a race that we must win, and getting a conservative in the White House is my goal.

    – TRScoop

    Scoop, you do not need to make any apologies! You do an excellent job posting these videos! We get an accurate view of the candidates’ strengths and shortcomings!! We are eternally grateful for you service to the TRS Community!

  • Juan999

    Let’s hope that either Santorum or Newt is the next President; if it’s anybody else, the USA will not exist. If the Tea Party shows up in Nov, Obama will get kicked out.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Amen!

  • http://twitter.com/CharlieZangelQQ DaMz

    I must say , Rick needs to be a little quicker on his feet. The debate was killer to watch but , I think just because my expectations were so high.

    I think this was much better, and like you scoop , I wish it was like this the other night.
    But read this interesting article about Rombos possible strategy

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=6C3A8B6C-BEFE-4F62-AAA6-446E711E42AE

    Also a great vid showing all of MITTS LIES. Let the truth be told! WATCH its good>>>>>

    http://gulagbound.com/25980/mitt-romneys-deceit-caught-on-video-documented/

    • stage9

      ^^

    • http://twitter.com/strngernfiction strangernfiction

      Thanks for posting.

      I love the quote under the second video by Ann Romney. Here’s the full quote for those who haven’t seen this:

      “If someone comes in the door and says, ‘Mitt, black is white,’ he’ll say, ‘Oh, no, black is black or black is red,'” Ann says. “He never takes anything at face value; he can argue any side of a question. And sometimes you think he’s like really believing his argument, but he’s not. He just flushes the whole thing out and figures out the whole picture.”

      http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/5/22/90847.shtml

      Maybe the Mythbots are onto something. Perhaps the best way to beat a Manchurian candidate is with another Manchurian candidate. *shaking head*

      • klaffner

        His wife is letting us know that Romney has a distinct and important part of his character that allows him to look at complex situations without bias. That is a good thing.

        • Been_There_BT

          I thought she was saying he is hard to live with:)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

        Like some people are believing him when he says he’s pro-life and pro-marriage between a man and a woman. His actions in public life on the whole says neither are truely held convictions.

    • K-Bob

      It would be nice if Santorum had Newt’s quickness, but there’s two things about that worth mentioning:

      1) Newt has used that quickness to insert his foot in his mouth a few times, so quickness isn’t as important to me as someone actually understanding and having faith in the philosophy of the founders and liberty.

      2) Santorum is at least as “quick” as Romney, and far “quicker” than Bush ever was. He doesn’t need to be superman to beat the worst President in history. Especially when that President doesn’t get to use a teleprompter in debates.

      I still like Newt just fine, but I’m not the least bit afraid of Santorum as the nominee. All I want is for either Rick or Newt to push Romney out of the race.

    • klaffner

      It is the same tired stuff from the long time past. It hurts him with us, but it will help him in the general. Get over it. He is more conservative on illegal immigration. Has a much better record on fiscal discipline. Has actual accomplishments on digging in and finding the way to turn around failing organizations. Why do you hate him so much?

  • Linky1

    No apologies necessary. Another great interview for Santorum-seems to get better with each one.

  • Reckoner_3

    No apologies, keep up the good work RScoop.

    Rick has a chance to knock out Mitt on Tuesday.

  • http://twitter.com/strngernfiction strangernfiction

    Keep it up Scoop!

  • http://twitter.com/ARTHUR_SWE ARTHUR STEINBERG

    I just hope that Gov. PALIN will help Rick to finish of that disgusting Rmoneycare in his own turf.
    Conservative must win 2012

    Palin/Newt/Santorum 2012

  • denbren52

    I have to admit that I keep see-sawing between Santorum and Gingrich as the Michigan primary approaches. But every time I hear Santorum, I realize that he is speaking from the heart. He has the courage to admit when he makes a mistake. He does not demonstrate the intellectual prowess of Newt Gingrich but I believe he will be a better leader.

    So unless something drastic happens to change my mind, I will be voting for Santorum on Tuesday and anybody but Obama in November.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jaspersilvis Jasper Silvis

      I like the idea of voting for whoever is closest to beating Romney. Rick is the one in Michigan right now. Newt will get his comeback in the south. We need a brokered convention with an alliance between Rick and Newt. We need Rick strong. If Rick drops out, there is no guarantee Newt will win the northern states. So keep Rick strong, even if you are pulling for Newt, like I am.

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

      one of the reasons I feel Rick and Newt are acceptable to be our nominee is because they have admitted their mistakes. Mitt Romney acts likes his immune to mistakes, he doesn’t think he has short comings. Why should he with a silver spoon is in his mouth, after all it wasn’t his fault he lost Ted Kennedy or John McCain, in his mind it’s the voters fault for not recognizing how great he really is.

    • Sober_Thinking

      That’s a win-win imo. Go Rick!

  • Reckoner_3

    Romney offers nothing to the electorate except his ability to be LOUD with his money and spin information about those more qualified , more conservative than him.

    Romney can’t admit Romneycare was a mistake, BWAHAH

    • Sober_Thinking

      Spot on! Until he admits he was wrong, he is the weakest candidate.

      • klaffner

        If he can hold on and get the nomination, his fidelity to RomneyCare will be a huge advantage with independents.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Sarcasm?

    • keyesforpres

      He also has no intention of overturning Obamacare. When I saw him in our state he said he would give our state a waiver!

      • klaffner

        It is as if no one on this board has any idea what he stands for. The waivers are strictly within the province of the President. He can do that day one and he will. The actual repeal has to be done legislatively. He is as committed that effort as well. He has even said he will try for reconciliation in the Senate to get that done.

        • keyesforpres

          You misunderstood my post. He said it in such a way that he had no intention of pushing Congress to overturn it. He was just pandering to us. The Republican Sec. of State of Florida was on FOX a few Saturdays ago and she said if Romney wins she will go work for him and they will then institute Romneycare in all 50 states!! What’s the difference from that and Obamacare? The gov’t has no right messing with our medical decisions nor do they have the right to force us to buy health insurance. I don’t care at what level the gov’t is that tries to force that on us. It is tyranny.

          Our Founding Fathers never intended for the states to be an incubator for socialism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaspersilvis Jasper Silvis

    No need to apologize, Scoop. Keep on keepin on. Would like more Romney vids though. Just kidding! Don’t flag me! :-)

    • Sober_Thinking

      Lol!

    • keyesforpres

      You should be permanently banned! ;-)

  • odin147

    memo to rightscoop there is no point going for a conservative who cannot change minds, santorum weather we like or not is divisive he cannot unite people because he does not have the personality or rhetorical skills to unite people…and if you cannot create consensus you cannot pass conservative policies

    • Sober_Thinking

      I disagree my friend.

    • K-Bob

      Every conservative is hit with the “divisive” nonsense. Meanwhile, President Class Warfare is painted as a real uniter by his toadies.

      Even the two Bush presidencies were called divisive, and they were textbook examples of mushy, middle-of-the-road, moderates.

      So this whole “divisive” claim is about as silly as the claim of the Ron Paul folks that our foreign policy is responsible for the jihad.

      If people want to consider a conservative as being divisive, that’s their problem.

      • odin147

        i think rick needs to be smart and pick his battles…now is not the time to talk about issues that divide us…if he were smart he would talk about it after he became president.

        • K-Bob

          That I agree with. It’s what I’ve been saying all along: Rick needs to stop letting people put him in the anti-gay-marriage crusader box.

          The good news is, I’ve seen enough of him “getting” that, so I’m very comfortable with his candidacy now. He could still screw it all up, though.

          • keyesforpres

            If a Republican believes marriage is between a man and a woman, the media will say they are anti-homosexual. Just kidding! They will say he is anti-gay.

            • K-Bob

              Who could possibly be against other people being happy and gay?

        • keyesforpres

          LOL! What issue doesn’t divide us??

    • keyesforpres

      I’ve seen him twice in and talked to him face to face. He is GREAT in person. He actually had the balls to say the truth: Obama is doing this on purpose. Yes, he actually said it. I thanked him for saying it and a number of people in the audience chimed in, “He’s doing this on purpose!”

  • TENCOLE

    RS….”Getting a conservative in the WH” is your goal?..you had better find yourself another candidate then…one that’s truly conservative.

    BTW….You’re right, I am getting “tired” of the Santorum videos.
    I don’t care how many you show, they won’t change my mind about him…..unless of course Rick can get God to come and endorse him in one.
    There ARE others in this primary race ya know.

    • Constance

      So, who is truly conservative in this race? Can’t pick from people not running, sorry. You tell us. Who is the conservative in this race?

    • Sober_Thinking

      The ulitmate goal is to beat Maobama – at any cost. True.

      Santorum remains my guy. Newt is the only other interesting or effective candidate left imo.

    • keyesforpres

      Well, you can always go elsewhere. I guess Scoop could post some Paul videos for $hit$ and giggles.

  • Reckoner_3

    Karl Rove is bitching bout Santorum HA HA HA……

    Romney is stupid and most of his supporters are horridly blind.

    Do we really believe in a general election, the REPUBLICAN VOTERS are going to be mad or suppressed from going for Santorum because they’re still thinking about Arlen Specter?
    or earmarks, or a bad vote here and there? when the other guy is Obama.

    AND we’d be more comfortable, with ROMNEY himself as supposedly “more electable?? ”
    and we’re NOT going to be thinking about RomneyCARE??? when the other guy is Obama inspired by RomneyCARE?

    Romney is just as culpable as Obama in trying to kill conservatism.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Good rant – I agree.

  • Reckoner_3

    Romney’s campaign comes off like the worst bunch of people ever in this interview. so desperate for power. Pathetic.

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

    This is great but I really liked Rick’s answer and slam at the 8:50 mark

    Slams Romney, he has contributions from 300 lobbyist which many of them are key advisers to Romney, you look around his campaign, they are all lobbyist they are all washington insiders!!

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

      I agree. That was very good. And this whole ‘hypocrisy’ theme is a good one. Lets hope it starts to take root.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Agreed.

    • http://twitter.com/strngernfiction strangernfiction

      IMHO this con artist becoming the GOP nominee at this point is worse than Obama becoming president.

      • K-Bob

        Which con artist?

  • Reckoner_3

    Santorum was blinded by his McCain experience to endorse Romney. McCain was the worst colleague and kept backstabbing the senators. There’s a Levin interview where Rick describes everything McCain did to undermine his party.

    and what kind of logic is that of Romney’s campaign staffer?

    ” SANTORUM IS SUCH A LIAR about his conservatism…that he Supported Romney in 2008!!
    Vote for Romney the REAL Conservative Republican. ”

    Sideshow Bob Campaign Ad

    Mayor Quimby even released Sideshow Bob — a man twice convicted of attempted murder. Can YOU trust a man like Mayor Quimby? (Vote Sideshow Bob for mayor.)

    • stage9

      The only thing Obamney is Conservative with is Conservatism.

  • wodiej

    Your goal should not just be getting a social conservative in the WH, it should be about getting a fiscal conservative in the WH and Santorum w his Senate record is not. Gingrich has a far better vision on our problems, what to do about them and how to fix them. All he does in this interview is try to defend himself from what happened w him and Romney in the debate. There was no defense. His staff took down his webpage defending his vote for No Child Left Behind-why?

    You are so full of Santorum self righteousness that you are blinded to the fact that Santorum is not even on the same planet as Gingrich let alone the same hemisphere. When you can’t be objective, then you are not a credible journalist.

    • TENCOLE

      Duck wodiej, I see a flag comming.

    • Constance

      Yikes. RS is not a “journalist”. This is a political blog website, not the CBS Evening News. I like Gingrich too, and I notice plenty of Gingrich videos on this site as well.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Gingrich is an excellent candidate – I’d be fine if he wins. But his record is also checkered – all of these guys have warts. I love Newt’s tax plan and he is very bold on with many ideas…

      Regarding this interview, Rick’s answering the questions that are posed to him. So what’s the problem with that?

      You kinda lost it on the last paragraph… Scoop is not a journalist… if anything, this is more of an opinion blog than anything else.

      Look, respond to me and blast me if you want. But remember that one of the biggest reasons Ron Paul initially lost favor with many conservatives is because his fans and supporters went off on anyone that wasn’t enlightened enough to fawn over his genious. You are emulating their behavior over Newt. There are many supporters of Gingrich on this site – me included. But attacking Scoop, who has been favorable to Newt is no way to further your cause or muster support for Newt.

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

        I’m glad Scoop isn’t a journalist, he’s more truthful and sincere than journalists!

        • keyesforpres

          Yeah, I don’t much care for those jourNOlists.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Spot on.

      • TENCOLE

        “Favorable to Newt”. hmmmmmm……..

        -Over the last seven days there have been 26….that’s right, 26…Santorum postings by RS.
        -Over the last seven days there have 7….that’s right, 7….Newt postings by RS.
        NOT including Newt’s very good video on energy.

        That not quite what I would call fair or favorable.

        • K-Bob

          Scoop has put up everything he can find on Newt. Newt isn’t cranking out the vids. That’s not Scoop’s problem, it’s Newt’s.

          • TENCOLE

            Where’s the energy video?
            Plus, those videos aren’t all put out by the Santorum camp….they’re videos that even just have Santorum’s name it.

            • K-Bob

              Sure. Where are all the Newt interviews? I’m betting his people aren’t getting him in front of cameras as much as Rick’s are. Why? Probably because the lefty media sees Rick as some sort of ultra-conservative train wreck, and moves him right to the front of the line.

              Newt destroys journalists in interviews. They don’t want him near as badly.

        • keyesforpres

          Well, start your own site and post Newt videos til your heart’s content.

        • Sober_Thinking

          How many (positive) Romney videos have there been? Any Ron Paul videos?

          Scoop apologized yesterday or the day before that he was having a hard time finding Newt videos. He proactively let everyone know he wasn’t intentionally dissing Newt.

          And the videos he has posted were all favorable. So, I stand by what I said to a guy who was borderline belligerent.

      • StandingGround

        My thoughts exactly, S-T. You just said it so much better than I could.

        It never helps your favorite candidate by “going off on anyone that wasn’t enlightened enough to fawn over his genious”.

        Amen!

    • http://twitter.com/CharlieZangelQQ DaMz

      Gingrich Suggests There’s a ‘Right Way’ to Legalize Gay Marriage

    • K-Bob

      When you claim to know what someone else is thinking, your declarations about “credibility” carry no weight at all.

      Mind readers. What next, X-Ray vision?

    • keyesforpres

      Santorum had the fifth best conservative voting record when he was in the Senate.

  • Sober_Thinking

    No apologies Scoop. Keep bringin it! :)

    Another great interview! He can’t get enough airtime imo.

  • sara holy land

    it’s great .awesome.
    I like Megyn Kelly
    and I believe santorum

  • Constance

    I think Santorum was so set up in the debate by the Romney/Paul team and the moderators and the limits placed on time for him to even adequately answer everything thrown at him, that it would have been impossible for him to weather that debate unscathed. No apologies for him – he’s a big boy who has to stand his ground – but still, it was clear that Romney/Paul planned ahead to tag team to try and take him out. I see things differently than many on this. I see Santorum coming out the winner, because he faced the issues and answered the best he could. Romney/Paul look like political hacks. Granted, I am biased here.

    • TENCOLE

      Awwww…..getting it from both sides at the debate, what do you think the other candidates were putting up with back when there were 8 of them?
      How do you think Santorum will handle things if/when he goes up against Obama and his thugs?……it won’t be pretty.

      Where was all the Santorum love just a few weeks ago when he was polling in 1% land? Santorum hasn’t changed….just the number of candidates.
      Just because you’re the last man standing, doesn’t make you the right man.

      • K-Bob

        I like how people think it’s new and different to tell us that the Republican in the race is going to be hit hard by sleazy politicians. Oh noes!!! Really???

        Whatever shall we do?

        It’s almost like they never heard of Sarah Palin, or what she went through.

        The answer is, hit them with what they fear the most. Grow a pair and get behind a conservative. No apologies. No quarter. Obama still has to run against his record, no matte how many millions he spends to hide it.

        • TENCOLE

          K-Bob….

          My candidate ain’t in the race and I’ll support no other.
          I will vote for whomever the candidate is running against Obama, but that candidate will not get my “boots on the ground” nor my money or enthusiasm.
          I don’t want people trying to tell me that Newt and especially Santorum, are conservative when I know better.
          I think Santroum is spineless and obviously doesn’t know what he’s up against with Obama and his thugs, and especially the msm who steer the debate.
          Just look at the last couple of weeks, it’s been the msm telling Rick what to talk about when it should be the other way around.

          Between the two, in the primary I’m leaning towards Newt, only because he’s talking about solutions to issues I care about.
          What’s Rick talking about….contraception and the devil…..seriously?!?

          • K-Bob

            I feel the same. Sarah Palin was my choice. I still favor Newt by a shade. But I’m happy with Rick.

            But please. Not conservative? These two guys have been the poster boys for conservative politicians for decades. They may not be who you want, but telling people they aren’t conservative is like telling people the sky isn’t really blue because you found some “green” in the mix.

            Romney, now, that’s an entirely different thing.

      • keyesforpres

        Not true. He has seen the light on illegal immigration. Go to Numbersusa to view their stances.

    • keyesforpres

      I agree! And the way Paul kept putting his hand towards Santorum’s face, I was expecting him to caress his cheek at any moment!

  • InsiderII

    AMEN RS a conservative has got to be in the White House this term coming. Rick will be up to the task as was GW at the time 911 hit. You have to know that the Candidates are tired. He is CONSERVATIVE and needs all the support we can give him.

  • Stabbers

    Cry me a river RS, he sounds like a whining sucked off calf, get tough. Say what you have to say in front of everybody, not after you get your stuff together a few day’s later. Obama loves these little punks.

    • http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/an-election-year-dawns-without-keith-olbermann/?src=tp Unicon

      It’s all over but the crying…..

      Axelrod would steal this guys lunch before breakfast was even done being served.

      Please Rick, learn from Newt and start acting Presidential.

      • http://twitter.com/CharlieZangelQQ DaMz

        talkin junk , yeah that win people over, pfft .

        You do realize you need santorum voters if the NEWTman is going to win right?

        BTW do Unicorns really pee rainbows ?

        • http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/an-election-year-dawns-without-keith-olbermann/?src=tp Unicon

          You miss the point…
          I’m struggling to remain a Santorum supporter.

          Newt reacting like “Jan Brady” over Romney’s tactics landed him on the bottom of the heap. Thin skin never wins…. They whine the most on their way out.

          BTW: It’s often a double rainbow !!

          • http://twitter.com/strngernfiction strangernfiction
            • http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/an-election-year-dawns-without-keith-olbermann/?src=tp Unicon

              Hah !!!

              Somebody finally got one of my punch lines !!!

          • keyesforpres

            Haven’t heard Rick whining. Nor is he going negative like Newt did. He’s running ads on Romney’s actual words and record.

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

              “Running ads on Romney’s actual words and record” IS “going negative”, is precisely what Newt has done, and there is not a thing in the world wrong with it.

              • keyesforpres

                Of course not, but what I didn’t like was his attack on Bain. He distorted the truth and he came across as attacking capitalism. It hurt Newt’s campaign.

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

                  Newt did use some questionable language in his criticism. However, Bain Capital was often an endeavor of Corporatism, which is in opposition to Capitalism. Newt’s criticism of Romney’s Corporatism did not hurt Newt’s campaign. Rather, criticism directed at him and misrepresenting what he said did hurt his campaign. It was Newt’s comments about Bain Capital that were distorted, not Romney’s participation. That’s the truth about Bain Capital, and it is well deserving of criticism.

                  In addition, the language Newt used will be used in the general election and helps to demonstrate the myth of The Flipper’s electability.

                  Negative ads are merely critical and can be informative for voters. Romney, in contrast, has made lies his standard operating procedure.

                • keyesforpres

                  I know for a fact it hurt him. I voted Santorum over Newt in our primary because of it. That kind of stuff would be used against us in the general election. Bain did a lot of good. They would go in and buy companies that were about to go under and try to save the companies. It often meant letting some ppl go to keep the company afloat. Sometimes they couldn’t save the company and had to shut the company down and sell the assets.
                  We should not attack that kind of stuff.

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

                  Whaddya mean “We” kemosabe? Tax subsidies and ravaged pension funds are what Capitalists and Conservatives do criticize Bain for doing.

                • keyesforpres

                  That’s not what Gingrich’s ad’s said. They were going after him for firing ppl, etc.

    • http://twitter.com/strngernfiction strangernfiction

      Say what you have to say in front of everybody, not after you get your stuff together a few day’s later.

      ————————————

      Hard to argue with that kind of clear thinking.

    • K-Bob

      Ahh the sound of desperation. When they focus on the sound of someone, you know they have nothing of substance to say.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaspersilvis Jasper Silvis

    Rick, why are you now trashing earmarks? I thought it was a good thing that Congress lays out how the money they are appropriating for a bill gets spent. If there are no earmarks, then the administration gets to choose how the money is spent. Can someone please clarify this for me? Why does Rick want to end earmarks?

    We have earmarks for offerings at our church, for goodness sake, so our congregation can decide where their offerings are put to use (property, outreach, benevolence, general fund, etc.).

    I guess I need some ejamucation on earmarks from my fellow esteemed Scoop-ites.

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

      I think maybe he’s trashing the abused practice of pork barrel spending where lawmakers stick their pet projects inside other bills.

  • Trust1TG

    The last debate was a collaborative media/political hit on Santorum by Paul>Romney>RINOs>DC political establishment>maybe even Soros…all aimed to take Santorum down from his lead.

    The questions, camera angles, everything was planned to take Santorum down and build up Romney. Even holding this debate in a Mormon town was intentional – hence the loud whistles and cheers every time Romney stuttered and stammered out a sentence.

    Here’s an analysis from a commenter here on the Arizona debate set-up:
    “As for the CNN producers calling camera shots, did you notice how they made sure that whenever Santorum was speaking, er, defending himself, Ron Paul was always on screen, same shot, mugging and giggling and waving his hands around? Made them both look like fools. Well, made Santorum look like a fool – it just confirmed that Paul is a fool. I’ve usually been simply amused at Paul’s wackiness, but tonight I wanted to slap his ass off his stool. That clown would get us all killed.

    Also, whenever Romney or Paul managed to get a protracted round of applause and yahoos after an answer, King held back and let it play out, but whenever Santorum or Gingrich won a round of applause and yahoos King immediately cut it off by beginning his next question, often having to yell over the audience to do it.”

    The cancellations of the GA and CA debates were designed to stop and silence Newt and prevent Newt from regaining in the polls. How could the ‘chosen one’ Romney deal with Newt’s home state advantage in GA and at the Reagan Library in CA.

    They also hinted that Arizona was the last debate though there is another scheduled for March 19 in Oregon. Evidently that one may be cancelled – UNLESS – their precious Romney’s campaign needs a shot in the arm.

  • jollyjellybean

    It’s my goal too!

    http://theintransigentconservative.blogspot.com/2012/02/fact-checking-santorums-conservative.html?spref=fb

    **American Conservative Union’s lifetime score for conservative voting : Santorum 91.50, Gingrich 90, Paul 83.51, Romney 83.58 (out of a possible 100)

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

      they really give Romney too much benefit of the doubt in his rating.

      • K-Bob

        I’ve noticed a lot of very squishy Republicans have ratings in the 80’s. I’m guessing anything in the 70’s means you are a total leftist.

        I think they need a better scale or something. Of course, it might be intentional. Like how they label olives.

  • JamesMA

    Hi Scoop, I for one am not tired of seeing the Rick Santorum interviews. I go here much more often knowing that you post his interviews. This website is one place I can go to get relevant information without liberal bias. Keep up the good work!

    • TENCOLE

      Yep RS……you’re now THE place to go for all things Santorum.

  • Steven

    You don’t have to apologize Scoop. Yes, Santorum had a bad debate, but it was stacked against him. The crowd was pro-Romney, the debate was on CNN, Ron Paul and Romney tagged teamed him. So, it was not a good night and that was by design. With that said, he is still better than Romney, who exposed himself for the rank opportunist he is. Romney cannot be trusted. I trust Rick Santorum because he has real conservative instincts. I hope and pray the voters in MI rally to Santorum in the end. Pick Rick! Santorum 2012!

  • Susanna958

    Did anyone else see the Tide commercial in Spanish?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

    Great interview. Thanks for posting it. One point that was made several times is Romney’s hypocrisy…they didn’t mention his bald-faced lies – this time his denial of forcing Catholic hospitals to administer the morning after pill.

    The Truth and Three-Day Timeline about that is typical of Romney:
    Dec. 7, 2005: a week before the law was to take effect, the Boston Globe ran an article headlined, “Private hospitals exempt on pill law“.

    December 8, 2005: Liberals joined in attacking Romney’s defense of Catholic hospitals. But that defense did not last long. The same day the Globe ran its editorial, Romney held a press conference. Now he said his legal counsel had advised him the new emergency contraception law did trump the 1975 conscience law. “On that basis, I have instructed the Department of Public Health to follow the conclusion of my own legal counsel and to adopt that sounder view,”

    December 9, 2005: Boston Globe reports, “Romney says no hospitals are exempt from pill law“.“Governor Mitt Romney reversed course on the state’s new emergency contraception law yesterday, saying that all hospitals in the state will be obligated to provide the morning-after pill to rape victims.

    Here we have it – ‘Resolute Romney’ in action, bowing to liberals as usual.

    It is wonderful to hear from Megyn Kelly that Rick Santorum is ahead of Romney in the national polls.

    It would be extreeeeeemely satisfying to many people if Santorum won Michigan.

    Interesting how many websites are out there right now that are dedicated to cataloguing Romney’s flip-flops, lies, accusations, hypocrisy, liberal record …and false claims of Conservatism.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Camp/1608442478 Tom Camp

    I have to say that going into this campaign, I was a totally lukewarm social conservative – one that just didn’t want to make a big deal of those issues.

    But the attacks on Santorum over these issues – especially attacks from other ‘conservatives’ have totally turned me around. The weakness of the arguments have served to emphasize how these issues are the root of the troubles our nation faces today.

    Deep in my heart, I know that our country is heading in the wrong direction. We spend too much and we tax too much and we regulate too much, and we encourage people to rely on Uncle Sam rather than themselves. But why do we do these things? Possibly the principle reason is that we have turned away from the traditional family as the foundational unit of society. Those things that we used to frown upon we now glorify – promiscuity, teenage sex, single motherhood, absent fathers, consuming now rather than saving for the future, and so much more.

    More and more we turn over to government and others responsibilities we used to take upon ourselves. For many, it almost seems like government has become a substitute god. We used to turn to God in times of trouble, but many of us now turn to government. This has made us a weaker people.

    I challenge anyone to take any social issue that our country has moved to the left on over the last 50 years, and make the case that the change has made us better as a society. Racism is one area most consider to be better but when you consider the underclass in American cities today, it makes it a bit harder to make the case.

  • keyesforpres

    Keep on posting Santorum. I appreciate you giving him a voice!

  • keyesforpres

    By the way Scoop, I just discovered you about a week ago. I believe I’ve linked here before, but starting come here daily last week. One of the main reasons is because you are giving Santorum a voice. Again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

  • Paula4Palin

    Go Rick, go!

    • B-Funk

      Go Scoop, go, too! ^_~

  • 911Infidel

    His momentum? I beg to differ. If Rick wins in Michigan, he will fire a shot right up Romney’s arse.

  • 911Infidel

    On a more philosphical level the Dept of Education needs to be disbanded. The framers believed in the pricipal of subsidiarity. That is, that the Fed should only do what state and local governments can’t do for themselves. This is their philosophy vis vis limited government. The states and local jurisdictions are perfectly able to handle the educational needs of their citizens without Federal interference.

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

    I enjoyed hearing Santorum (or anybody) pointing out Romney’s disgusting hypocrisy, and he was positive throughout. But Rick still seems like milquetoast to me.

    I’m standing up here as the consistent conservative in this race.
    […]
    I voted for that. It was a mistake. I admit it.

    You can’t have it both ways.

    [Romney]’s attacking me for things he agrees with me on, which is the height of hypocrisy.

    The Flipper makes me sick, too.

    We’re the guys calling for big changes.

    Not unless you’re channeling Newt… again.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      Well positives- he has a strong track record on pro-life voting and in support of marriage.

      And how many politicians admit when they’ve been wrong about something? It’s good if a guy is open to positive correction.

      I have noticed Rick frequently says we when talking of his own campaign- for some reason the video above (maybe our filter) isn’t coming in, but I wonder if he is doing the same thing here.

      Have you seen this recent article?

      http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/02/24/gingrich-least-states-are-using-bills-not-judges-legalize-same-sex-marriage

      Glad Rick isn’t channeling Newt on this issue but has spoken in favor of fighting for a U.S. constitution amendment (which would much stronger than DOMA which Obama’s admin. currently is not enforcing at all).

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

        And how many politicians admit when they’ve been wrong about something? It’s good if a guy is open to positive correction.

        Admitting to being inconsistent is inconsistent with a claim of having been consistent.

        Have you seen this recent article?

        I agree with Newt and Perry.

        Glad Rick isn’t channeling Newt on this issue but has spoken in favor of fighting for a U.S. constitution amendment (which would much stronger than DOMA which Obama’s admin. currently is not enforcing at all).

        DOMA is one thing, but a federal “Defense of Marriage” amendment is ‘gay’ and is not the proper response to activist judges.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

          I’m sorry you believe people should be able to redefine marriage. The Creator of marriage will not accept the definition of those who have rejected Him. And people who do reject the Author of all true marriage should not force their immoral definition on the part of society who still hold to marriage as God defined it.

          Activist judges are not the only ones in the army of those advancing the homosexual activists’ agenda.

          Perhaps Rick is referring to a pattern of consistency on his core principles. Who among us can claim to be totally infallible?

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

            I’m sorry you believe people should be able to redefine marriage.

            I’m sorry you are either unable or unwilling to read and comprehend.

            • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

              You stated you agreed with Newt and Perry.

              Gingrich has taken the position he opposes judges deciding the matter, but that people in states should have the right to vote to redefine marriage if that’s what they want.

              God defined marriage, not people… there is a higher law and it’s written in God’s Word as well as on our consciences.

              The majority of people in any state, if there is a majority in any state who, in rejecting their Creator, the Author and Definer of marriage, would vote to redefine it, should not be allowed to impose their immoral stance on those who have the conviction about marriage having the definition its Designer gave it.

              Gingrich believes the right way to go about same gender so-called marriage is that people, if they are the majority in any given state, should have the right to redefine what marriage is in that state if they want to. This is why I replied to you as I did.

  • klaffner

    He is coming off as all the others who have come before him. Makes a rise. Shows some promise. Then comes up small. Attacking Romney like this does NOT help him. Everyone carries on about how everyone wants an alternative to Romney. Well they want an alternative to everyone else as well. This is a critical election. We can’t allow someone like Santorum to get the nomination and then lose in a landslide.

  • klaffner

    Doesn’t the word principled mean you stick with our principles? Santorum record is one of constant compromise of his principles. Votes against voluntary e-Verify. Votes with Dems to kill federal right to work. etc. These are hugely UNPRINCPLED votes. He is principled on puritanical religious conviction. He is NOT principled in government over reach and spending. He is glad to support BIG government conservative. Think about his answer on Title 10 funding for contraception. His answer?? More spending on Title 20 education on abstinence.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      You left out the part in the recent debate where he would like to entirely defund planned parenthood. He has a long list of votes against abortion, listed at the end of this article:
      http://www.lifenews.com/2012/02/21/paul-ad-makes-it-appears-santorum-suppots-planned-parenthood/

      I believe he would fight for the lives of the unborn and would fight for marriage and a U.S. constitutional amendment on the subject, unlike Obama, who won’t even bother to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. And marriage is a strong core value with him. Please take a look at Gingrich’s position:
      http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/02/24/gingrich-least-states-are-using-bills-not-judges-legalize-same-sex-marriage

      Rick is not a perfect candidate. While he was, according to one group rated with an A- and in the top 10 percent about tax and spend issues in the Senate, he does not have a perfect record. But I believe he is the best man left in the Republican race and I’m glad I voted for him here in TN.

      • PVG

        And he has a great smile with beautiful teeth…..just sayin’