By The Right Scoop


***UPDATE: FULL ECONOMIC SPEECH ADDED***

Yesterday Rick Santorum said something rather profound in a speech in Detroit and as soon as I saw Fox playing it, I knew I had to grab the whole thing.

Contrary to the class warfare that the president has been preaching, Rick Santorum said that he hopes there will always be income inequality:

This is great. He’s saying that he wants you to control your destiny, not some government bureaucrat. It’s all about liberty, which is all about choice, your choice. If you want to work really hard and better yourself, then by all means you should be able to pursue that. But if you are content with little, you shouldn’t be told by some bureaucrat that you don’t have enough.

It’s about equality of opportunity. Period.

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UPDATE: Below is the full speech where Santorum laid out his economic plan in Detroit:

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  • http://www.theamericanbeacon.com Ryan_ABP

    Santorum has been saying all the right things lately…. and unlike some others out there HE GENUINE!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFJ7TFEB76QRDY3OZM6BGGLDI Chuck you Shoomer

      Newt has been saying all the right things lately…. and unlike some others out there HE’S GENUINE!

      • http://www.theamericanbeacon.com Ryan_ABP

        Your not gonna get me to bash newt, I think he’s a good guy as well.

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

        Stop flaming threads. This is your warning.

        • Yazz55

          I’ll try to be the optimist here.

          Hopefully both Gingrich & Santorum can have a respectful and civilized, non bashing debate and discussion about anything and everything. That would be beneficial to all.

          Cheap bashing comments will do nothing positive to influence anyone…unless perhaps you’re Tony Soprano.

        • ApplePie101

          I like the fact that you run a tight ship here. The discussion is always interesting, and kept on a higher level than on some other sites.

          • Constance

            Me too. There is a moderating force, without being too forceful. It kind of reminds me of my job working at a doggie daycare. Everybody plays and has fun, but when one starts picking a fight… I step in and “moderate” the situation. All puppies to their respective corners!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

          I wouldn’t know how to ’cause I don’t know how to follow up people who respond to my comments. Just as well. :P Santorum is the right guy.

  • http://twitter.com/DannyFromWI Danny DeMent

    And yet, the most foolish choice of words possible…

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

      Actually I like the way he said it.

      • http://poorrichardsnews.com Poor Richard

        I agree with you, Scoop. It’s about time somebody said this plainly and unapologetically.

    • Gtrjag

      Whatever he says will be taken out of context. Santorum made an important point. You cannot have both income equality and freedom, thus income inequality is a good thing. If we can’t get people to understand this, than we will lose our Republic.

    • SpikeT

      Ricks words are perfect….as the Leftists would/should agree….income inequality represents D I V E R S I T Y .

      Let’s not encourage Income Envy!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6KRHXVK5ZCSWJ5GJQ5Z6GIJICA Dax

      If you have no income inequality then well…you have communism.

    • K-Bob

      The truth has no agenda. That’s why it hurts some people.

    • stage9

      No, they aren’t foolish words, you’ve just grown so used to hearing socialist propaganda for so long that words embracing liberty and economic freedom sound foreign to you.

      Shake off the chains of tyranny and the propaganda that radicals have programmed you with and embrace what is rightfully yours — embrace liberty!

      • http://twitter.com/DannyFromWI Danny DeMent

        And you make assumptions about what I believe based on my commen t on his CHOICE OF WORDS, not the message.

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

    equality of opportunity that’s fair for everybody.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randall-Pickard/100003011397298 Randall Pickard

    My late father, born in 1914, would have loved this guy. There’s a lot at stake in this election, and Rick is starting to hit the right stuff.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Yep, agreed. I’m glad his conversation is now emphasizing these excellent topics. Highlighting his positions on these subjects is very timely and spot on.

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …Right ON , Right ON , Right ON !”

    • Sober_Thinking

      Yep! :)

  • ApplePie101

    That’s bold, and what’s more, it’s politically incorrect. I like this man.

    • Asian_chic

      No that really isn’t. The left have been telling us about income inequality where they want everyone, at the same place, with the same outcome. We are a people of free will, to make our own decisions. We can climb the ladder because we can. It all comes down to freedom.

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

    Perfect! Excellent Rick! It’s interesting that the left always claims to want equality, yet none of what they do or preach is anything close to what equality is. Everything from affirmative action to education, to class and economic status, the left claims to want equality, but they make things unequal for others and also lowering the chance for anyone to achieve anything. Rick Santorum understands that true equality: that ALL are Created Equal, and have been endowed with talents, gifts and skills. One only needs to use what they’ve been given to the best of their abilities. Does this mean that some will be more wealthy than others? Yes! We all can’t have everything we want- or I’d have been crowned Mrs. America years ago, danced ballet, had a career as the first woman major league baseball player….. But because I haven’t done any of these things, doesn’t mean I’ve been at a disadvantage or treated unequally.

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

      another round of applause

    • sDee

      Fair and equal would be Nancy Pelosi drinking two-buck-Chuck with the rest of us rubes. Can you just picture that?

      Some animals are more equal than others. Is it 1984 yet?

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

        good grief sDee, you’ve given me a mind full there! Lol! But yes! Exactly!

  • NHConservative0221

    Santorum deserves to be our next President. Please do everything you can to help, donate, make phone calls, write letters…etc.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFJ7TFEB76QRDY3OZM6BGGLDI Chuck you Shoomer

      Newt deserves to be our next President. Please do everything you can to help, donate, make phone calls, write letters…etc.

      • NHConservative0221

        Not when Newt says that the best President of the20th century was FDR!!!

        ALso, you can’t be wrong on core issues like the mandate, global warming, and TARP.

        • Reckoner_3

          Also last month Newt Gingrich had class envy against Mitt Romney……….. REPEATEDLY in ads, in commercials

          how can he be credible when he validated Leftist talking points…
          best President of the20th century was FDR
          Yeah , and more than once and twice.
          Don’t forget his peculiar Wilsonian Republican ….in addition to FDR

        • REHLV

          His comments about FDR Were about his role as commander in chief of America when we were bombed in Pearl Harbor. He feels that his actions saved America. He was willing to give credit where credit was due. In circumspect the out come of WWII, could have changed the USA & the world forever.

          Thank you FDR.

          PS. Does not mean I support any of his social programs. I hope this helps.

      • Sober_Thinking

        He ALSO deserves it.

  • 911Infidel

    Equality of results? That’s pure Marxism. From each according to his ability, To each according to his needs? Not in this syatem. This is a merit system. You earn what you want to earn. You can be a loser, or become a dynamic contributor to society. Its a personal choice, not a government handout.

    Oh and the Barakster likes to quote Scripture. How bout this one: “The poor you will always have with you” – Matt 26:11

    Marxists/Socialists will never wipe out poverty or stop people from becomming poor. They might think that they have god-like powers, but they are only flotsom and jetsom in the greater scheme of things.

    In sum. Mr Santorum is correct. Work hard. play by the rules, motivate and graduate. Sit on your ass, and you deserve what you get for not applying yourself.

    Those that become poor by circumstance are another issue all together. Give them a leg up. Teach them that they can achieve great things if they practice the art of virtue, sacrifice and personal discipline. Give them all the tools that they need to succeed. Do what Star Parker did. She made it big time. If she can do it, so can everyone else.

    All these people who are suckling at the teet of the government handout gods, who keep making excuses, and feeling sorry for themselves, should look up at the sky when their conscious pricks them, and they should render a hand salute to the Almighty and exclaim “No excuse sir” and get back into the fight.

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

      *golf clap* well said!

      • 911Infidel

        ROFLOL. Thanks.

  • Steven

    Santorum/West 2012! Let’s take back the American Dream stolen by the Left. The Left wants division. We need to truly unite this nation under the principles that has made us the most successful nation ever. Rick Santorum gets this and he has my vote.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Spot on my friend! I think that Allen West would be the PERFECT VP candidate to run with Rick. Excellent!

  • c4pfan

    Was this from that speech yesterday?

    • PhillyCon

      Yes, it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liz-Theiss/100001295886095 Liz Theiss

    Good on immigration: LEGAL & ILLEGAL too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFJ7TFEB76QRDY3OZM6BGGLDI Chuck you Shoomer

    Newt/Palin 2012! Let’s take back the American Dream stolen by the Left. The Left wants division. We need to truly unite this nation under the principles that has made us the most successful nation ever. Rick Santorum gets this and he has my vote.

  • borton

    Sounds great. It’s a shame that with no “big gummit” to help the middle/lower class… social upward mobilty will go to nothing. So much for “equality of oppurtunity.”

  • Asian_chic

    Sorry for being so off topic but Newt’s backer is really making me sick. He would rather back Romney than Santorum but can’t do that if it’s a head-to-head match-up. Rick would kick @ss giving him the nomination. If you think about it, Newt is a pawn to split the vote from Santorum. Imo, he should get out with some dignity left. I would not say this but for Newt’s backer, playing a dangerous game with this election.

    • c4pfan

      I don’t know what to make of it. I guess some Newt people hope it still gives Newt a chance, so they support it. We shall see. I say, just lay out your views and let people vote.

      • Reckoner_3

        Adelson’s support of Newt kind of goes against Sarah’s Iowa Speech…

        who are supporting these candidates and what do they promise in exchange for that support ?

        I know Foster Friess is Rick Santorum’s friend of two decades… and is a pro-life Christian multi Millionaire

        Adelson is just shady….. I believe Sarah’s brokered talk, is connected with Newt’s campaign . Newt was the first one to bring up “brokered” musings right after Rick won his sweep.

    • FreeManWalking

      Everyone isn’t so sold on Rick as you are. Rick is a politician too, and he isn’t as pure as the wind driven snow and he has really stretched the truth in some of the comments he has made against Newt.

      Santorum says Newt was for TARP. Can you show me any statement Santorum
      made about TARP being such a bad idea prior to when he started his campaign

      Side by Side on Issues – Santorum /Newt
      http://www.issues2000.org/OTI_Santorum_Gingrich.htm

      I’m for Newt First, I don’t have a problem supporting Rick, but imo he isn’t and probably will never be the Leader that Newt has proved to be and still is.

      • Asian_chic

        I know he’s not a saint but he has never trampled on Conservatism with the big issues like Newt has. You must know what they are because for the last 10-20 years, he believed in global warming, was for tarp and individual mandate. Since he knew he was going to run, he had to erase parts of his book (Contract With the Earth) over global warming. The name of the book says it all. This is only an assumption on my part but I think Newt’s supporters are looking at him in the past tense. I am not going to take anything away from him during Reagan’s and Clinton’s term, but he is not the same man anymore. During 2008, he said the era of Reagan is over. What that means to me is Conservatism is dead and I didn’t believe it then and won’t believe it now.

        • FreeManWalking

          Your link like mine was 2008 real time on real issues, Santorum comes in 2 years later saying what he would of done using hindsight. I was like going to war in Iraq was a bad move in hindsight (WMD). allthough that is a bad analogy because Sadam had almost 2 years to move them out (and some were found just not in large quantities.

          I like/love Reagan as much as any, saying the ERA of Reagan is over is not the same thing as saying conservatism is over. We can’t continue to live in the past, we need a leader in the hear and now that can inspire, and I am sorry but Santorum just doesn’t come close IMO. Newt’s record over a longer period of time is more conservative than Santorum, and like I said before he has proven his leadership skills. And Reagan did a lot to restore conservatism, but it didn’t take long to loose back, (bush1) and with Newt’s leadership it was brought back in a big way. The establishment GOPers are not against Newt because he went along to get along.

          • Asian_chic

            There won’t be any convincing between either one of us so I guess it’s anyone but Romney…hopefully it won’t have to be anyone but O so at least one of us will be happy with the person we supported. I think we can agree on that much.

            • FreeManWalking

              AC … opps that could be ann coulter and I totally lost respect for her.
              I was strong on Santorum back in the summer, but the closer to the Iowa kick off, debates, and reading and checking records, my support moved too Newt. I will be happy with either Newt or Santorum, Leadership is my reason for Newt. I know Santorum seems to have some momentum now, but his rise came not from his ideas or inspiration so much as it did from Rinomeny and Paul’s negative ads against Newt in Iowa.

              Anyone but 0b0…
              Rinomney is bad, but anything to slow down before we drop off the cliff.

              Nice chatting

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Galvan/100001729378103 Ricardo Galvan

          That really isn’t true. Newt has a good record, and it is conservative in what he has actually voted for and supported while in office. You do not know who Newt Gingrich is, and I suspect you don’t really want to learn. As for Santorum, he has defended entitelements and earmarks. He has defended voting against Right to Work. He has voted against a flat tax. He has voted for START II. He has ridiculed 999 (which is derived from the fair tax). He does not go very far with his proposals, and then acts like he’s the “only conservative” in the race. He voted in lock-step with Bush before he left Congress. He called Romney the true conservative in 2008. He went along with supporting Arlen Specter as part of a political deal that left a more conservative candidate out in the cold. He says he had no choice, being from PA, but nevertheless it is still not really meriting the whole “He’s the pure conservative” argument. One can also use some of these same arguments against Newt, mind you, but the question then becomes… if we can do that, why are we claiming that one is more conservative than the other? Of course, with Newt we have a lot of good history with him fighting for lower taxes even against big-shot members of his own party during the 80s and 90s. His leadership is certainly worth our respect as well.

          The real problem is that Santorum’s platform is rather weak. I like how he used the words “flat tax” when explaining his business taxes, but it really isn’t. It’s 10 percent to 28 percent on income taxes, FICA you still pay. Corporate is 17 percent for business, 0 percent for manufacturers. The capital gains tax is lowered to 12 percent. Social security is untouched, except that he will raise retirement age and says something about promising to make sure money collected for SS will go to SS. This would all be good, if this wasn’t an election year where we are facing Obama and a need to radically shift the country back. Not to mention that the social security system, and the progressive tax code itself, are unsustainable. (Among many things which are unsustainable.) Newt’s is a 15 percent flat tax. If you dislike it, you can remain on the current progressive tax code. The capital gains tax is utterly removed. Social security will be privatized (for younger workers).

          Newt’s platform is superior because these are all steps in the right direction. The progressive tax code is what has empowered the left to use and abuse us over the year. The goal of conservatives ought to be to achieve a truly equitable system of taxation, not a system where we still pick winners and losers, punish success, and then congratulate ourselves that we’re doing it to a lesser degree than the left.
          The same thing can be said for social security and many other entitlements. We need to embrace a free market strategy with all of them. The Chilean model of social security has been proven to work and is a good way to get the government out of saving on our behalf for retirement… which many people simply won’t ever see under the current system.

          This isn’t a beauty contest. This is a campaign that should be about ideas. Newt’s a proven leader. Santorum is good at appealing to conservatives, but he relies too heavily on emotional talking points and social issues. As an example, the first “Issue” on his website is an article discussing the menace of “illegal pornography”. He doesn’t even get to something worth reading until 4 articles down to where he discusses Energy.

          That’s basically the problem with Rick Santorum’s platform. I don’t think he has a clear priority on what is actually important to Americans.

          • Asian_chic

            At least I know where Santorum stand on the big issues. Ten years back, they have asked him about health care mandate. What he said then is what he is saying now. He is not for it because it takes away our rights and freedom. The problem I have with Newt is when he went after Mittens on Bain Capital, he did it from the left, calling it predatory capitalism. What he did was attack free enterprise. Then in Florida, he made robocalls saying Mittens once took kosher food away from Holocaust survivors. Where is the honor in that? As I have stated above, he was for tarp, believed in global warming and liked “aspects” of the individual mandate. Let me tell you something, he wrote Contract With the Earth with a lot of crap about global warming bs in it when he thought he would never run for office. Now those pages have been removed. How the hell can you be a Conservative when you go out there and attack Conservatism? Imo, global warming made Al Gore tons of money and I think Newt wants to get in on the action. It has only been a few months going into the primaries but we got a chance to get a glimpse into his head. No matter what his plans are America, I can’t trust him. I am paraphrasing Rush here…he said no one is innocent. Everybody is guilty of some kind of transgression against Conservatism…except for Santorum.

          • Asian_chic

            At least I know where Santorum stand on the big issues. Ten years back, they have asked him about health care mandate. What he said then is what he is saying now. He is not for it because it takes away our rights and freedom. The problem I have with Newt is when he went after Mittens on Bain Capital, he did it from the left, calling it predatory capitalism. What he did was attack free enterprise. Then in Florida, he made robocalls saying Mittens once took kosher food away from Holocaust survivors. Where is the honor in that? As I have stated above, he was for tarp, believed in global warming and liked “aspects” of the individual mandate. Let me tell you something, he wrote Contract With the Earth with a lot of crap about global warming bs in it when he thought he would never run for office. Now those pages have been removed. How the hell can you be a Conservative when you go out there and attack Conservatism? Imo, global warming made Al Gore tons of money and I think Newt wants to get in on the action. It has only been a few months going into the primaries but we got a chance to get a glimpse into his head. No matter what his plans are America, I can’t trust him. I am paraphrasing Rush here…he said no one is innocent. Everybody is guilty of some kind of transgression against Conservatism…except for Santorum.

          • GraceKnows

            Thank you, Ricardo! We all need to compare the candidates side-by-side, instead of diving in for one, and then trying to find the positives minus the negatives. Newt has been acquitted of just about all the “baggage” complaints THEN and NOW, and people still keep saying the same things over and over.

            God bless Newt! I just wish people would look beyond the opposition campaigns and RINO media to see the real Newt Gingrich, the crusader for our liberties.

            http://www.youtube.com/user/147DegreesWest?feature=digest_sat

      • Asian_chic

        Sorry I didn’t read your comment thoroughly. This is what he said a week before the video you linked to.

      • Reckoner_3

        Santorum was criticizing TARP in 2010 at CPAC. He says it encourages Crony Capitalism…

        • FreeManWalking

          When was TARP passed? Like I said Hindsight.

          2008 Gingrich: RealTime
          I think this is an appallingly bad plan
          I think it will be an engine of corruption
          I think it will be a nightmare to implement
          I think this is about as bad as anything I’ve seen in economic policy

          He wasn’t waiting on it to be history before taking a stand.

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

      Are you talking about Adelson? Don’t let him frustrate ya, I’m not really concerned about him, he can support whoever he wants. Santorum doesn’t need to worry about Newt, his message is connecting with conservatives and republicans right now and he is building support for his campaign and taking some Mitt supporters with him. But I don’t think Newt is a pawn to split the vote from Santorum. He is still doing very well even with Newt in the race. Romney is the real vote splitter, he should get out and stop wasting our time with his pathetic pandering candidacy.

      • FreeManWalking

        I agree Rinomney is the vote splitter.

      • Asian_chic

        Thanks. (golfers clap?) lol

      • Sober_Thinking

        Spot on my friend. Agree 100%

    • K-Bob

      He’s backing the one he thinks can win. Not only that, but in a head-to-head with Obama, Gingrich can make the best case for a conservative solution to the problems we are in.

      Gingrich’s real difficulty has to do with the negative ads vs. Romney, not the Santorum surge.

  • c4pfan

    Here’s another interview in Michagan called Off The Record

    http://ht.ly/98G2C

  • Steven

    I am with Santorum. He is saying everything I believe. Blue-collar conservatism will defeat Obama in 2012. Conservatives in Michigan and Arizona make us proud! Be resolute! Send a message to the GOP Establishment that WE The People run this country. WE THE PEOPLE will lead our nation against Obama and restore this country. I believe Rick Santorum is the best leader for this time because he understands the problems and is not afraid to propose bold solutions. He’s not afraid to articulate conservatism. This is what we need at the top of the ticket. I am sick of the Bob Doles, John McCains, and Mitt Romneys. They are a bunch of mealy mouth politicians too afraid to take on the media and the Left with a bold conservative vision for this nation. I am sick of even George W. Bush because though he was a good man, he was not willing to fight for conservatism nor was he able to articulate it.

    Rick Santorum is a true leader and I am excited that he could be our nominee to the chagrin of the Obama administration and the GOP Establishment. He will connect with the people in the Midwest and rally conservatives like no other nominee since George W. Bush in 2004 and perhaps even more so! The only thing that would be better than Santorum at this stage winning the nomination would be for him to choose Allen West as his VP. Pick Rick! Rick Santorum 2012!

    • NHConservative0221

      Well said Steven.

      I love that line to the chagrin of the Maobama administration and the GOP Establishment!!

    • Sober_Thinking

      Yep, I’ve been saying the same thing for weeks… Allen West for VP!

      I agree with you 100%.

  • Steven

    Santorum live in Ohio. He got the right vision. He can win. Pick Rick! Santorum 2012!

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/cvplive/cvpstream3

  • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

    Finally… Finally… Finally…

    Rick Santorum

    lifts up his rhetorical sword in his right hand,
    with his left arm behind his back
    and his right foot forward
    and says “engage”

    to the shallow thinker marxists and their class war rhetoric of equality of outcome and fairness…

    … aka the marxists effort to counter the inequality that is a possibility with the openness of freedom to pursue opportunity… and OWN private property.

    Santorum is articulating the Founder’s ideology of the liberty of the individual’s equality to pursue opportunity vs. so-called equality to determine outcome that is the nonsensical ideological desire of collectivists tyranny…

    … which I with affection call an collectivist “idiotology” because only an idiot would posit that state control of the means of production AND the elimination of ownership of PRIVATE property will LIBERATE the united workers of the world.

    RIGHT ON!!! Rick Santorum.

    Art

    • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

      PS…

      Charlie Chaplin agrees with liberty vs. tyranny.

      The Great Dictator – B&W
      >> http://youtu.be/mkCx3xQ6XKQ

      From the uploader’s info –

      “This is the story of the period between two world wars–an interim during which insanity cut loose, liberty took a nose dive, and humanity was kicked around somewhat.

      “With this pithy opening title, Charles Chaplin begins his first all-talking feature film, The Great Dictator.”

      “Near the end of the film, when the dictator is expected to make another one of his hate-filled, war-mongering speeches, … Chaplin drops character and becomes “himself,” delivering an impassioned plea for peace, tolerance, and humanity.”

      Art

  • http://www.davidjkramer.co.cc// DavidKramer

    OH NO!
    Equal opportunity is WRONG!
    Equal outcome is proper.
    Karl Marx was right! To each according to their need, to each according to their ability!

    Just because you are able to be responsible, does not mean anything you capitalists! You should only get enough beets to sustain you! The apparatchik is the proper place to determine your volume of beet consumption! The Party will determine your proper place. The Party is your friend! The Party is the law. The Party is the truth. The Party is mathematics! The Party is the truth!!!!!!!!

    The Peoples Cube!!!!!!!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

      Dittos…

      The PeoplesCube.com is awesome… topical… and exposes with sarcastic humor the idiotology of marxism.

      Art

  • Reckoner_3

    Great message. It will reach a lot of Americans.

    ” Now there’s a Guy who makes sense!!” is what most will think

    Rick sounds like Bill Pullman…..

    PS

    Obama is trying to talk about Manufacturing….hmmm…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-S-Miller/20711381 Joel S. Miller

    I like Santorum and with Cain gone he is my choice, and to go along with several of the previous posts here on Scoop, PC is killing us as a nation and a society!! Do you think Romans were told not to call Germanic tribes as barbarians, did the Spartans chastise people who called Athenians savage? Did MacArthur or Patton condemn the soldiers who knew their enemy and fought them to the hilt. We need to know our enemies, both militarily and economically and not shy away from naming them by name! When we become afraid to say a terrorist is a Muslim, or a democrat who favors equality in wealth for all people we can not be afraid to point it out. We know what the problem is and who is causing it in many issues and we need to name names and keep working to defeat them all for the sake of our offspring and our amazing country!

  • Reckoner_3

    More Facetime for Rick Translates into ” A Serious Man…” “Comfortable in his own skin” “Comfortable with his convictions “

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFJ7TFEB76QRDY3OZM6BGGLDI Chuck you Shoomer

    Every single website is saturating their news post attempting to downplay Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign. This all-out effort is proof positive that this man is at the right time in the right place. We need somebody like Newt Gingrich that can go into Washington and go to work on day one. All the other presidential candidates is a mere learn on the job apprentice compared to Newt Gingrich.

    Newt 2012
    Santorum 2020

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFJ7TFEB76QRDY3OZM6BGGLDI Chuck you Shoomer

    Our tea party brothers stand ready to vote for a man that will restore the pride and strength of the United States since we have not seen since Ronald Reagan.

    Newt 2012
    Santorum 2020

  • stage9

    I think naysayers need to go back and listen to this speech again. Specifically at 23:28.

  • sybilll

    I agree with Santorum on this issue. But, I NEVER thought that I would choose defending RomneyCare over “contraception is bad for women”. But, I will if necessary. I would rather see Newt re-emerge, or a brokered convention.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

    Santorum said…

    “I’m for equality of opportunity.”

    Charlie Chaplin, as the barber in “The Great Dictator’ agrees.

    This is his monologue at the end.

    – – – – – – – – – –

    2 monologues –
    1 by Herr Garbage and 1 by Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictaor –

    At 1hr. 57min. 06sec. –

    “His Excellency, Herr Garbage, Secretrary of the Interior, Minister of Propaganda.

    “[Latin] Victory shall come to the worthy.
    Today, democracy, liberty and equality are words to fool the people.
    No nation can progress with such ideas.
    They stand in the way of action.
    Therefore, we, frankly, abolish them.

    “In the future, each man will serve the interest of the state with absolute obedience.
    Let him who refuses, be ware.

    “The rights of citizenship will be taken away from all Jews and other non-Aryans.
    They are inferior, and, therefore, enemies of the state.

    “It is the duty of all true Aryans to hate and despise them.

    “Henceforth, this nation is annexed to the Tomanian Empire, and the people will obey the laws bestowed upon us by our great leader, the Dictator of Tomania, the conqueror of

    Osterrich, the future emperor of the world.”

    [Dictator Adenoid Hynkel rises to speak - Charlie Chaplin speaks as the barber, not the dictator]

    At 1hr. 59min. 10sec. –

    “I’m sorry.

    I don’t want to be an emperor.
    That’s not my business.
    I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone.
    I should like to help everyone, if possible.
    Jew, Gentile, black man, white.

    We all want to help one another.
    Human beings are like that.
    We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.
    We don’t want to hate and despise one another.

    In this world there’s room for every one.
    The good earth is rich, and can provide for everyone.
    The way of life can be free and beautiful.

    But, we have lost the way.
    Greed has poisoned men’s souls.
    Has barricaded the world with hate.
    Has goosestepped us into misery and bloodshed.

    We have developed speed, but have shut ourselves in.
    Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.
    Our knowledge has made us cynical.
    Our cleverness hard and unkind.
    We think too much and feel too little.
    More than machinery, we need humanity.
    More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
    Without these qualities life will be violent and all will be lost.

    The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together.
    The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men.
    Cries out for universal brotherhood.
    For the unity of us all.

    Even now, my voice is reaching millions throughout the world.
    Millions of despairing men, women and little children,
    Victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

    For those who can hear me I say, do not despair.
    The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed.
    The bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.
    The hate of men will pass and dictators die.
    And the power they took from the people will return to the people.
    And, so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

    Soldiers, don’t give yourselves to brutes.
    Men who despise you, enslave you.
    Who regiment your lives.
    Tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel.
    Who drill you, cry at you, treat you like cattle.
    Use you as cannon fodder.
    Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men.
    Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts.

    You are not machines.
    You are not cattle.
    You are men.
    You have the love of humanity in your hearts.
    You don’ hate.
    Only the unloved hate.
    The unloved and the unnatural.

    Soldiers, don’t fight for slavery.
    Fight for liberty.

    In the 17th chapter of Saint Luke it is written, The kingdom of God is within man.
    Not one man, nor a group of men.
    But in all men.

    You, you the people, have the power.
    The power to creat machines.
    The power to create happiness.
    You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful.
    To make this life a wonderful adventure.

    Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power.
    Let us all unite.
    Let us fight for a new world.
    A decent world that will give men a chance to work.
    That will give youth a future that and old age the security.

    By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie.
    They do not fulfill their promise.
    They never will.
    Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people.

    Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise.
    Let us fight to free the world.
    To do away with national barriers.
    To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance.
    Let us fight for a world of reason.
    A world where science and progress will lead to all mens’s happiness.

    Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite.

    [the crowd roars approval]
    [Chaplin, as the barber, next speaks to Hanna - Paulette Goddard - through the airwaves]

    At 2hr. 03min. 06sec. –

    “Hanna, can you hear me?
    Wherever you are, look up Hannah.
    The clouds are lifting.
    The sun is breaking through.
    We are coming out of the darkness into the light.
    We are coming into a new world.
    A kindler world.
    Where men will rise above their hate, their greed and brutality.

    Look up Hannah.
    The soul of man has been given wings, and at last, he is beginning to fly.
    He is flying into the rainbow.
    Into the light of hope.
    Into the future.
    The glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us.

    Look up, Hannah.
    Look up.

    [Hannah's father asks]

    “Hannah, did you hear that?

    [Hannah says]

    “Listen.”

    [END]

    – – – – – – – – – –

    Hmm.

    In some ways, Charlie Chaplin was prescient about the mindset of ANY dictator, wasn’t he?

    >> By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie.
    >> They do not fulfill their promise.
    >> They never will.
    >> Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people.

    Art

  • ellebb

    Words matter. He should have said “I hope we always have opportunity equality.”

    What he said will be used against him. If he had said opportunity equality, no problem.

    He’s in the big league now and he’s not up to it … yet.

    • NJK

      You’re wrong. If it’s used against him, he will have to read the Declaration of Independence to them. Should a cardiologist make as much as a store clerk? People will need to be educated. Whether people want to hear it or not, there has always been poor since the beginning of time, and there always will be. Just like there will never be peace in the world. There’s been evil and war since the beginning of time. Time to grow up America and quit living in fantasy.

  • ApplePie101

    The social levelers must be having fits. Santorum is absolutely right. When everyone gets the same reward no matter what quality work they do, standards deteriorate. We’ve seen that playing out in our education system. The ‘fairness’ principle is embraced by people whose insecurities make them believe they can’t compete against those who are stronger, smarter, or more talented, and so need to handicap them. In a meritocracy, if someone is stronger, smarter or more talented, you apprentice and learn from them. There are few things more destructive to our culture than this ‘fairness’ meme.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I’m glad to hear him talk about reducing the size of government. I’m also glad to hear him address the spending rap on him. These have been two of the biggest hits on him and I’m glad he’s finally addressing these issues and saying that he’s for limited government and that he will reduce spending. Liking his support of supply-side economics too.

    I’m also glad that he’s attacking entitlement spending and what he will do: cap, cut, freeze, etc. And he mentioned the military, that we can’t cut spending in that area.

    He is firing on all cylinders now. I hope he continues to do well. He remains my #1.

  • Constance

    Only a conservative could state these things. You won’t hear it coming from anyone else. The man is a conservative, warts and all. I like him.

  • VoiceOfReason113

    I really like a lot of Santorum’s social views. Too bad he wants to start what I believe will turn into WWIII.

  • https://id.mixi.jp/9700106 Danny

    Liberals don’t want everyone to earn the same amount of money and they don’t have anything against rich people. However, when 400 people have more money than 160 million people combined, we tend to see problems. Nobody wants a “socialist utopia” but nobody wants a plutocratic oligarchy either.

    • Nukeman60

      Nobody wants a “socialist utopia” but nobody wants a plutocratic oligarchy either.‘ — danny

      It’s interesting that you would imply that those two terms are at opposite ends of the spectrum. How many of the ruling socialists in our country today are rich? Or better yet, how many are not?

      Today’s ruling socialists want a ‘middle class plantation’ whereby we can all be controlled much easier than we are now. Interesting that they don’t willingly give up their wealth for the cause.

  • cheyennecowboy

    Rick said more in 27 minutes, 18 seconds than numb-nuts has said in his entire life. And, all without the help of a “tele-prompter.” Just imagine, a guy who says what he means, because that is what he BELIEVES! Not simply just sound bits to garner votes.

  • REHLV

    Just a couple of points & questions.

    He never mentioned that the unions are also part of the higher labor cost in America manufacturing. I wonder why?

    Tying manufacturing to National Security is a nice slight of hand in my opinion. It is kinda like the administration that we have now. Always putting the threat clause in there policy.

    His policies sound like a bailout for mfg. to me. I wonder what group gets the greatest benefit from that? Unions?

    Once again the Government is picking winners & losers. Please lets get smaller government, and let the free market really work.

    Sorry I am not completely sold on Rick. He has the wind now, nobody really wants Mitt except Donald Trump. However Newt still is a very viable option for America.

    • Trust1TG

      THANKS, REHLV – You have pointed out something very important.

      Santorum has NOT supported RIGHT TO WORK legislation – instead, he has defended his stand for unions against Right To Work legislation.

      UNIONS have a strangle-hold on both business and politics…and they kill both manufacturing and economic health of a city/state/business where they run the show.

      Unless we reform, regulate and limit the power and influence of unions – they will continue to act like a Mafia/Mob/crime organizations, threatening violence, instigating disorder, disruption, etc. as they are doing with the Occupy movement and against Governor Walker in Wisconsin.

      We cannot restore the economy unless unions are regulated heavily…and stopped from their destructive ways.

      There are a number of other critical issues Santorum has not addressed:
      http://www.therightscoop.com/rick-santorum-on-michigans-off-the-record/#comment-443264135

      • K-Bob

        Santorum just told Detroiters he’s for Right To Work legislation. You can’t get more direct than that.

        Who cares what he did in his first year in the senate on some issue, when he has a position that he’s willing to take right into the stronghold of the opposition now?

        It’s not like he’s Romney, waffling all over the place. All four candidates have votes in their past that directly oppose positions they hold today.

        The good news is that pretty much all of those positions changed right along with most of conservative thinking on them, as well.

        A lot of conservatives have supported pro-labor legislation over the years. Being anti-union is not a conservative position, by the way.

        Holding unions accountable is. Eliminating public sector unions is. But no conservative would tell someone they don’t have the right to organize and create a union to protect their job.

        Unions aren’t the enemy. Statist union heads, and laws that protect them are the enemy. In particular, laws that allow unions to funnel taxpayer money into campaign contributions are an evil that must be wiped from the entire US.

        But think about coal miners, for example. Would you go down into a mine, being paid less than a union worker, and having no representation whatsoever? This isn’t some cushy, auto-worker line job you can do while drunk. Just being down there is a double risk that your lifespan will be greatly shortened.

        This is part of that “mental discipline” thing I keep writing about. We need to be focused on the actual conservative position here, and not be fooled into dealing with issues the way the left has framed them.

  • PVG

    Rick has come a long way. He is sounding more presidential every day!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607533596 Nancy Degener

      You want a total entitlist hypocrite as president? He wants to stomp down women, discourage higher education, inflict his religion on everyone. He doesn’t understand the Founding Fathers’ adamant insistence of separation of church and state. He is just like the Taliban.

      Y’all also need to stop misusing terms like Marxism and Socialism. Democratic social programs do not equal socialism. Unless of course you don’t want roads, schools, traffic lights, etc.

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

    Scoop, your site is WAY too informative lately. I’m losing too much time on facts, speeches, information and other political tidbits. You are to blame for this information inequality compared to the other sites that don’t provide as much.

    Seriously, thanks for all you’ve provided this election cycle.

  • Trust1TG

    Romney is still up to his dirty rotten tricks and LIES.

    Romney’s campaign is planning to run ads in Georgia falsely claiming Newt supported China’s one-child policy and forced abortions.

    Newt has threatened to sue any TV stations that runs those ads:

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/GingrichlawsuitChina-one-child-TVRomney/2012/02/17/id/429823