By The Right Scoop


Rick Santorum was the second candidate to get air time today on Beck’s show and again, another great interview. The biggest things they discussed were Santorum’s support for Arlen Specter which he defended because of the SCOTUS, his previous earmark support which he says was constitutional, and bombing Iran to prevent them from getting nukes.

It was a pretty substantive interview and the more I hear from Santorum the more I really like him:

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  • Anonymous

    I was supporting Bachmann, but Mittens and RuPaul must be stopped.

    Santorum is getting a well deserved surge right now. I’m will support him to rally behind a real conservative.

  • Anonymous

    Good interview, but I still can’t get past the earmarks, for someone who supposedly will cut spending. Also, I understand where he’s coming from on the SCOTUS nomination, but Arlen Specter just sticks in my craw. It reminds me of whenever Boehner goes to negotiate, the Dems already know that he will “accomodate” them, so they never really compromise. Specter knew that Santorum would negotiate, so Specter could squeeze him. However, he is definitely better than Romney, but I don’t see him play outside of Iowa.

    • http://twitter.com/CharlieZangelQQ DaMz

      Right now I cant see : Mitt(liar),Newt(untrustworthy),or rudePaul(crazy) being better than him.

      I can give a laundry list of reasons why not to vote for them, not as many for santorum.
      It think he’s a great choice at this point.

      http://www.redstate.com/abierubin/2011/12/06/rick-santorum-a-traditional-conservative/

    • Anonymous

      Earmarks is not the hill to die upon. Who hasn’t used them? It’s a weak argument to use in determining one’s conservatism. After all, and I’ll hold my nose while saying this… after all… if Ron Paul liked earmarks for his state… then pretty well everyone has dirt on their hands regarding earmarks.

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

      Ron Paul says he has never voted for one single earmark but in fact he has voted in earmarks for his district on many bills. As for earmarks, the congressman requested at least $157 million for fiscal year 2011, and another $398 million for fiscal year 2010, according to his own congressional Web site!

      What a looser!

      • Anonymous

        again, this is what they are supposed to do…I think we all have forgotten this.

    • Anonymous

      I liked his response re earmarks because it was a reminder that that is what they are there ( DC) to do, get the $ for back home. That it’s been abused, that bills get all porked up with other junk is just an example of how bads things have gotten. I continue to be satisfied with Santorum and his responses, mostly because he isn’t a skeletons ( I mean real ones) in the closet kind of guy. By the time April gets here though , I fear he will be out , I hope not, and I am contributing to his campaign as much as I can at least so he can buy ads to push back at the lies…such as Ron Paul and RAND ( who I did like until this ugly side of him is showing) saying Rick’s not pro life ( really? REALLY?!!!!!!!!!!) and anti 2nd amendment ( just hunting in Iowa with one of his kids)…ugh. This next year is going to be so ugly I just want to draw the covers over my head. lol.

  • Anonymous

    I buy his argument concerning his support of Arlen Specter, I love his social positions, his strong defense positions, and most of all his devotion to God, family, country and his support of Israel.

  • Anonymous
    • http://twitter.com/CharlieZangelQQ DaMz
      • Anonymous

        Actually I’m surprised this piece is still up on RedState. After defending Santorum against an onslaught of negative “opinion” pieces at the end of last week and over the weekend (mostly by erick erickson) I’ve been banned from logging into the site.

        I’d like to add that Santorum was active in leading the charge for Welfare Reform….something this piece leaves out when it states: he has never taken the role of the “sudden and relentless reformer”

        • Anonymous

          Trust me, you’re better off without those phonies at Redstate.

          Erickson is a tool and a worthless Perry shill. I mean he called Santorum a statist!!!

          I quit that site over the summer. I was so sick of the endless Palin bashing (the she quit mantra and other garbage that would make the daily kos blush)!

        • Anonymous

          I find it ironic that Erickson calls Santorum a statist while supporting someone like Mitch Daniels who supports a VAT, ran up deficits under Bush, and has a shaky position on healthcare himself.

          Also, statists don’t end entitlements. Like you said, conveinently left out of his hit piece.

    • Anonymous

      Specter hadn’t flipped yet. Political ping pong.

  • Anonymous

    And of course, Beck is good at giving the underdogs oxygen.

  • Anonymous

    Rick Santorum is the real deal.

    He’s not a politician for politics’ sake; he’s a politician for the good of the Constitution of the United States of America.

    • Anonymous

      Rush is giving Rick Santorum a pretty good bit of time and it is quite positive, also mentioning Rick Perry a few favorable times.

  • Anonymous

    I was really surprised by Glenn’s behavior today. Non-stop smear.

    • Anonymous

      More like holding Rumpelstiltskin accountable for his own actions.

      It’s his #W$#$#$#@ newsletters when are you Paulbots going to get that through your thick heads??

      And Sean Hannity said that Rumpelstiltskin gave a condition that he’d only go on Hannity’s show if Hannity would not ask him if he would run third party!

      • Anonymous

        Ok… So enough of the newsletters thing. It’s hit all the outlets – everyone is tired of hearing it – it’s been rebutted – it hasn’t affected his polling and now enough. It didn’t stick and YOU and Glenn need to get over the one and only thing you can demonize him with.

        What Paul requested is perfectly reasonable considering it’s the only thing Hannity (also a whiner) ever asks him so as to discredit him. It’s all getting old.

        I would rather discuss the issues concerning Paul – at least as far as Israel has concerned. Based on the things that have been raised on this site – I need specifics from him. Everything else on him I’m good with.

        • Anonymous

          You should change your name a PaulApologist.

          The truth is HIS NAME is on the newsletters and he’s responsible for what’s in it. First RuPaul says he didn’t write it, then says he only wrote the good parts! He made millions off the newletters in the 90’s. This is worse than Obama saying he didn’t hear anything racist or anti-semitic while sitting in that church for 20 years. Just because you have NO defense for this nonsense, you can’t just make it all go away.

          It’s not a reasonal request. RuPaul has no business telling the media what questions they can and can’t ask. He’s just a coward who is afraid to answer truthfully. If he had any decency he’d say right now that NO he will not run as third party.

          Then again RuPaul is a disgusting human being as evidenced by his Blame AMerican first garbage and racist newsletters.

          • Anonymous

            Guess we’ll see where this goes tonight – won’t we.

            The personal attacks and name calling discredit you and the others who engage in this – and removes any element of persuasion.

            • Anonymous

              Your inability to defend RuPaul for his racist newsletters, his dictating to radio shows what question to ask him, and his Blame American First garbage is pathetic.

              And I give you and Rumpelstiltskin as much respect as you deserve!!

              • Anonymous

                Fine… Not sure what you want him or me to do – he can’t defend them – he says that even though he didn’t write them – he’s responsible for them. He “disavows” them and says he doesn’t agree with it. So – what more do you want him to do? He gave his answer – and now we live with it and see what happens.

                If he doesn’t want to go on a Radio Show – it’s a free country and he can do what he wants. Are you going to cry if you don’t hear him say “I’m not running third party” again?

                How do you handle the endorsement of the head of the CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief as your 9/11 stuff is concerned?
                http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9073084.htm

                For me – if the only thing you have on Ron Paul is the old newsletters, I’ll take it.

                Oh – and by the way – Rick Santorum’s nephew just endorsed Ron Paul…. Thought you might like to know that.

                http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/03/the-trouble-with-my-uncle-rick-santorum/

                • Anonymous

                  He said he didn’t write them, but then said he only wrote the good parts. He’s an unaccountable coward. He blew up as the LSM over asking him questions about it, they’d ruin him during the general election.

                  Michael Scheur is a nutcase. An oddball who hates Israel just like RuPaul.

                  How does cutting our military 40-50% help during constant terrorism threats??

                  Or letting Iran have the bomb. They will use it and will attack us and Israel.

                  This nutjob think Iran only wants it for self defense and is entitled to it. Do you seriously think that???

                  He woudn’t have done anything about the Holocaust?? What a despicable human being!!! And the Germans had declared war on us before Pearl Harbor… they had spies on US soil and were attacking US ships.

                  Gaza is a concentration camp??

                  We should try terrorists as criminals??/ How does this old fool think we got Bin Laden? Oh that’s right, he wouldn’t have killed Bin Laden!!

                  RuPaul is dangerous and a disgrace. He makes Maobama look like General Patton!

                • Anonymous

                  Oh – so Scheur is a nutcase now. Everyone’s a nutcase, a Ru and a bot. Dude – you’re apoplectic.

                  When you get the background Scheur has – let me know.

                • http://www.facebook.com/david.masiwchuk David Scott Masiwchuk

                  How about 35 yuears as a failed congressman that only seems interested in pork he could get while living off of our dime like a welfare queen? Thats Ron Paul. Thats also not even touching his dangerous issues.

        • Joseph ewing

          It’s not been rebutted.

          Paul has stated that a newsletter that bore his name ran racially charged statements, and he neither wrote nor read them.

          Please give me one good reason to believe that, since you wouldn’t believe it of anyone else.

          It belies belief.

          • Anonymous

            It has been rebutted – over and over again – ad nauseum. Do what you want with the info. If you don’t believe it – then don’t believe it.

            I never believe politicians till I see them live it.

  • Anonymous

    Rick/Rick 2012

    • Anonymous

      And twice on Sunday.

  • Professor Why

    Just out of curiosity, but has Beck apologized to Tea Partiers for that race-baiting crap? I haven’t noticed anything when I do a web search for it… If he has, would love the link to it…

    Until he does, however, I’m not watching or listening to him…

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

    Rick Santorum did a great job at defending his decisions and he is spot on correct about his interpretations on the job of Congress as the nations purse keeper. It is their job. He is also correct that EVERY person in Congress has voted for earmarks. Ron Paul lies when he says he has never voted for an earmark. That is plain false and a big black festering lie!!!

    Santorum is also spot on about foreign policy and he is a true hawk to defend the nation and keep a stable world. Rick Santorum really understands that the fight should be taken to the terrorist and not just retreat to the homeland and defend against attack. That only invites the terrorists to attack mainland USA.

    Rick Santorum is the man of the hour and is what the Nation needs desparately….a LEADER! Not some marxist american hating liberal weanie like Obama!

    On a passing note it was really is interesting to see Glenn Beck begin to faulter because his idiology conflicts with a true Conservative like Rick Santorum. Glenn Beck appears to have personal conflicts and you can see it in his body language as he is listening to Santorums answers. He had the same look and body language when talking to Newt Gingrich.

    Interesting because it tells alot…. Libertarians are not Conservative Republicans…..

    • StNikao

      Actually, I heard Ron Paul vigorously defend his earmarks. He said it was his way of giving his constituents back their tax money.

    • Anonymous

      When it comes to this election cycle Beck is one big phony. He is pushing Bachman was a reason. He pulled the racist card on Newt..

      Beck wants Romney.

      • StNikao

        The Mormon Brotherhood?

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

          LOL….that’t funny!

      • Anonymous

        Wow you’re stupid.

        First is the Bachmann Romney conspiracy now it’s a Beck Romney conspiracy.

        Beck has done nothing but talk of the virtues of both MB and Santorum. Of the need to get a real conservative to fix things. He’s called out Mittens as a big gov’t progressive who would be a disaster.

        Try to educate yourself before you post such drivel.

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

          You forgot that Beck says he would vote for nutbag Ron Paul and agrees with Ron Pauls isolationistic ideas on foreign policy except a few parts on Israel.

          Because of that Beck also has a few screws loose as well!

  • Anonymous

    Taking to Twitter, Murdoch Signals Support for Santorum
    By BRIAN STELTER
    The media mogul Rupert Murdoch signaled his support for Rick Santorum on Monday evening, calling him the “only candidate with genuine big vision” for the United States.
    I am I the only one that hasn’t heard this. Sounds like a pretty big deal to me?

    • KenInMontana

      I wonder if Santorum would really want to capitalize on that, given Rupert’s recent “troubles” over in England. I wouldn’t, but that’s me.

      • Anonymous

        I had forgotten about that scandal and Rush just stated that Mrs. Murdoch said that Rupert was just having fun with his new twitter account. Crap!

        • KenInMontana

          oiy!

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            vey!

      • Anonymous

        I personally don’t really consider Ruperts endorsement a huge deal, neither here nor there. I had forgotten about ” troubles” until you mentioned it though, and that doesn’t change anything re RM. IMHO.

  • Anonymous

    Santorum won’t cut any earmarks or spending. He is a social conservative. He is a Huckabee.

    He is good on foreign policy but lousy on the domestic front. He will not cut anything and he will grow government. I mean look at the guys background. He is who he is.

    Paul would be strong on the domestic front but sucks on foreign policy.

    Bachmann is nothing but talking points and Romney’s attack dog.

    Newt has his baggage but he took on the Bush Machine when he was speaker of the house and they changed him out of town. He has good policies for the country but how much will he get through. He is a bit of a neocon on foreign policy.

    Perry just was not ready but if he surrounded himself with the right people in the WH he could make a difference. Perry’s heart is in the right place but he may owe to many favors if he gets in the WH.

    Romney is bought and paid for by Wall Street and the establishment just like Obama.

    Like Gov. Palin said. All these candidates have their strong point. It would be nice if we could take from each one and make the perfect candidate but we are living in the real world.

    Let me share with you something that was posted on C4P. The person had not posted in a very long time. It had to do with Gov. Palin’s last interview. I probably won’t get it exactly right because that person deleted the comment but this part of it was so true.

    He said: Why would you think Palin would change her mind about running. She sees the landscape. Our country is one fu..ing messed up place when we admire people like the Kennedys and Obama and we hate people like Sarah Palin.

    • StNikao

      Why do you keep on linking Bachmann with Romney? There is no connection either politically or ideologically.

      • Anonymous

        Why are you saying that? Rollins admitted that the reason Bachmann doesn’t attack Romney is because she wants VP. That is all you need to know about Bachmann.

        Rollins is not going to come right out and tell you there was a deal between the two.

        • Anonymous

          Rollins has no credibility and neither do you.

    • Anonymous

      People like you are why I don’t come around C4P anymore.

      Everyone sucks but Sarah right?

      I love Sarah but she isn’t running! Get over it!!!!

      Bachmann and Santorum are the best conservatives in the race.

      I sick of the MB/ Mittens conspiracy. MB coined the term “Newt Romney”. She called Mittens a big gov’t liberal on Greta last week and on Beck today said that the guy that created Romneycare is not the one to repeal Obamacare.

      Santorum was a huge part in the welfare reform in the 90’s, wants to make major corporate tax cuts, wants social security reform, and to stop ethanol subsidies. He even told that to voters in Iowa! Stop smearing him, he ain’t close to Huckleberry!

      Facts are stubborn things! But go ahead and waste your vote writing in Sarah’s name and then you have only yourself to blame when Mittens gets nominated and losed to Maobama!

      And Sarah was out of line yesterday saying it’s not MB”s time. Well Sarah, at least MB had the courage to run, something you SHOULD”VE done yourself!

      • Anonymous

        I am sorry but C4P is a Palin site so what did you expect there.

        Santorum is not a fiscal conserative and never was. Look at his record. What has Bachmann offered, nothing. She is on her last leg so she is going to say anything at this point.

        Sarah said it is not Bachmann time because everybody knows why Bachmann is in the race. A vote for Bachmann is a vote for Romney. Take those 8 points away from her and give them to Santorum and he takes first place.

        It really doesn’t matter because nobody is going to stop Romney.

        I am going to write in Gov. Palin’s name because I am from a very blue state that will go to Obama no matter what. The last time it went to a republican was Bush 1 and that was only because of Reagan. As the population has increased so have the liberals. We are the proud owners of Joe Biden.

        • Anonymous

          I expect people to have brains and actually think for themselves.

          Again Sarah isn’t running. She doesn’t want to run.

          Bachmann and Santorum are good conservatives. Much better than the progressives in the field, yet you can’t seem to understand that.

          You”re better off not voting at all if you’re going to write in Sarah’s name.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        I highly respect Sarah, and would have loved it if she had run, but I disagree with her on Bachmann. I think either Michelle or Rick would be excellent POTUS.

    • Joseph ewing

      It’s interesting that throughout you entire diatribe, you didn’t mention any of Governor Palin’s failings.

      Or do you think she walks on water?

      We’ll likely have to suffer through another 4 years of this Failure in Chief, since as Republicans, we just can’t get out of our own way.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    I heard Santorum on the way to grocery shopping, and Bachmann on the way home. Boy, I timed that right! I like them both.

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

      Fish don’t fry in the kitchen; Beans don’t burn on the grill!!

  • Anonymous

    i’ll say this for the man, he held is own. i did not hear him back down. can he do this against the ows sitting in our white house?

  • mamachazPA

    I was listening live as it was going on…..I wanted to slap Glen, really being mister high and mighty but then again I guess it was good to hear Rick stand up and take responsibility but what I don’t view as some major life or death issue. I have heard alot from the former Senator over the last couple years as he has substituted for William Bennet on his radio show. Just interacting and learning his stance on the big issues and everyday life and alot about his personal life I did not know. I happen to believe he’s a man of honor and integrity who would serve us well as POTUS.
    Glen, on the other hand, has ego out of control and if he doesn’t get right sized quick, he will be drunk again.

  • Anonymous

    I have been bringing up the Specter issue for 8 years. Glad to see it is FINALLY being discussed. Santorum’s SCOTUS defense is relatively new. If he had come out and defended his decision eight years ago maybe one could believe it. He campaigned HARD for Arlen and said unfair things about Toomey (as often happens in elections). Rick chose politics over principles. How can we be sure he won’t do the same as President? What if he owes another favor to a Democrat or Specter-Republican? I can’t vote for someone I don’t trust…no matter how ‘conservative’ they are.

    • http://www.facebook.com/david.masiwchuk David Scott Masiwchuk

      It isnt new.

    • Anonymous

      Who are you supporting?

      • http://twitter.com/Weirddave0 Dave

        With those standards set in stone, either Jesus or Santa Clause.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not sure who I’m supporting at this point. No one blows me away as THE candidate, but unlike some people, I am not willing to ‘settle’ on a candidate that is simply better than the others, but everyone’s entitled to their opinion and I’m not gonna hold that against them. I choose to wait and see. By the time the PA primary rolls around there probably won’t be much of a choice left anyways!

        • Anonymous

          Santorum would be the best conservative President we’ve had since Reagan.

    • Joseph ewing

      Please point me to the politician who doesn’t “chose politics over principles”?

      • Anonymous

        Politicians being political? Who would have thunk it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.masiwchuk David Scott Masiwchuk

    Good man….Don’t agree 100% with him but I agree a damn sight more with him than Paul or Romney….He might get my vote when they come to Florida.

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

    Sweater Vest Santorumentum!

  • Anonymous

    I tell you RS two months ago this is the best in the race .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BPIFJYIKAC7TGLOTY6UZ6MCTAA Brock S.

    Voting for Santorum in a couple hours. Can’t wait.

    • Anonymous

      Good man! Be sure to encourage others to do so!

      Anyone who votes for RuPaul should be forced to live in Israel!!

    • Anonymous

      Hope you would reconsider and vote for Perry. Santorum doesn’t have the organization or money to go all the way. Perry shares his social and fiscal conservative values. I live in Texas and assure you Perry walks the walk, and has a great record on jobs and the economy.

  • Anonymous

    Earmarks and Pork are not the Issue. that is Nonsense. they all took it. Perry took money from the Federal Government in Pork, and that was all of the tax payers paying for that. ron paul asks all the time for earmarks, Newt, all of them. Michelle too. It is a NON issue. This is not the worst thing we could hold over a Candidates neck. Get over the Pork issue, it is Nonsense.

  • Anonymous

    At the moment, Krauthammer is being very compimentary of Santorum, calling him knowledgeable and presidential.

  • http://twitter.com/andrewkboyle andrew boyle

    Santorum has stood up quite well each time Beck interviews him. I have always liked him, but am now starting to entertain the idea that he could actually win this thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Poncy/1339730989 Jeremy Poncy

    How do earmarks work? Are they taken out of the budget already proposed by the bill they are attached to or are they added on?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Poncy/1339730989 Jeremy Poncy

    He’s not perfect but so far he’s the best. Out of all of the candidates his principles are the most aligned with mine. I do wish he had some more experience in the private sector. My biggest issue with Santorum is that he’s pretty much a life time politician, but he’s at least as socially conservative as Bachman, he’s smarter than Gingrich, yes I said it, he’s SMARTER than GINGRICH. Well spoken, check. Foreign Policy experience, check. It’s kinda funny when you think about it but if you were to combine Santorum’s foreign policy with Ron Paul’s domestic policy I think you would have a PERFECT CONSERVATIVE.