By The Right Scoop


After giving Hannity the gift of a sweater-vest, Santorum refused to go down the road that Gingrich, Huntsman, and Perry went down criticizing Bain Capital, saying that he agreed with Mitt that this is criticism that would normally come from the left.

He also hits Ron Paul pretty hard saying that Paul is lying about his record in robo-calls to voters but says he doesn’t think that will work as it didn’t work in Iowa.

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  • http://twitter.com/Shad_Stang Paul

    “Why would a country that has the richest supplies of Oil and Natural Gas build a Nuclear Power Plant?”

    That should crash the Paulbots.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a good question.

      I don’t know their natural gas production levels. I know you typically don’t use oil to produce electicity. Coal is king.

    • Anonymous

      You think they’ll allow facts to cloud the issue?

    • http://www.facebook.com/robert.mahoney Robert Mahoney

      Yeah, Iran is sitting on top of one of the worlds largest dinosaur mausoleum and they want nuclear energy so they can be green.

      • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

        so they can be green

        ….from the fallout

    • Anonymous

      You forgot to add

      “especially if they need to import the resources to make the fuel rods”

  • http://twitter.com/Rushlimbang Brian Skinner

    Good for Santorum.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

    He’s above the fray, and thus, worthy of my vote! Way to stand out above the crowd Mr. Santorum!!! Keep it up!

    • Trust1TG

      Each one of the candidates have tried to use the ‘above the frey’ tactic. Huntsman tried it at the last debate when he looked scathingly at the other candidates and berated them, and it bombed.

      Romney’s brand of raw, calculator-driven ‘lion eat wounded lamb’ capitalism is like Walmart coming to town. The old downtown business infrastructure, independent grocers, department stores always die out. Walmart kills and guts communities. The best these towns can do is set up cute boutique businesses, restaurants, but these go bust during recessions, while Walmart does not.

      I can accept this, but do not approve of Walmart being bullied by Islamists in Michigan who insisted that Walmart set its prices so that it would *not* undercut MUSLIM businesses and dhimmi Walmart backed down and complied. This is letting the worst bullies on earth take control. No telling what kind of threats these beasts used, however…since they showed they will stop at NOTHING. There is no unspeakable inhumane act beneath a dedicated muslim…or an abortion-minded liberal, or porn movie producer.

      Their bottom line is power and money.

      As for Romney, the FBI is vetting him, checking out his off-shore accounts and all the Bain dealings…probably at the Obama administration’s direction. We can be sure that no stone is left unturned.

      But who among the GOP and right wing has the guts and grit and intel resources to vet Obama? One group comes to mind, but it’s also ‘off-shore’…. (starts with an M and ends with a D.) They know what’s what and who’s who and US politics matters to them. That ‘Regime change’ term that has been repeated in the debates, is well within their capabilities, even here.

      • http://twitter.com/RADykal Robert D.

        -If this is indeed an “above the frey” tactic, as you say it is, then it is a mistake. Right now none of the candidates have good numbers against Romney, and jumping on the “Bash Bain Capital” bandwagon would be a good move for Santorum. He is also risking intense scrutiny from other candidates by speaking against them; so this shows he at least he has a spine.
        -Walmart is responsible for killing and gutting communities because it has better prices? That is like saying ATM’s put people out of jobs because a person it could be someone’s job (as Obama once claimed), or saying that cars are bad because it replaced the stagecoach.

  • Anonymous

    Where’s the media when candidates are lying about another candidates record?

    According to Santorum “Paul is lying about his record in robo-calls.”

    Where’s the uproar?

  • Anonymous

    This is not about capitalism or free markets but about looking like fat cats coming in, making a profit, closing the company and people losing their jobs and unfortunately for Mitt at least two of the companies are in SC. Who knows what this will look like when all is known?

    True enough it is capitalism at work but in a bad economy where so many have lost their job this will not play well with voters. All of the other candidates should have left this between Newt and Mitt and not taken sides but having done so I think Santorum may have chosen the wrong side on this one.

    • http://www.envisionliberty.weebly.com/ Mike Leavitt

      So Romney should apologize for creating all those jobs and making a bunch of money? He should say… “YOU CAN DO IT TOO!’

      Jealousy is a green-eyed monster.

      Santorum for Prez.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah Mitt is the typical American Capitalist success story… started with almost nothing, just hundreds of millions of dollars waiting for him to turn 21, his own Lear Jets, 15 cozy mansions. I don’t know how Mitt managed to get by…

        If only my Daddy left me a Rolodex like Mitt got.

        • Trust1TG

          As for Mitt, the Presidency of the USA may be as much a religious goal for Mormons (Joseph Smith, the Mormon founder, ran for POTUS in 1844, Mitt’s father did in the 60s) as it has been for the Marx-o-fascist, Islamist, Homosexualist, Abortionist now in office. We have seen the tactics each of these groups will use when people ‘hate’ (dare to disagree, dissent, object to their ideology) them. Imagine the combination in concert.

          First they propagandize (we just want to exist, we are peaceful, we just want fairness, we are Americans too), then whine and play the victim. Then they accuse, bully, ridicule, marginalize, etc. Then they intimidate, vandalize, threaten, stalk, beat up dissenters. Then, they bomb, kill, rape your children, riot, create anarchy, chaos. Then they take over your town, state, nation captive, brainwash your children, etc. Then they go to war with your neighbors and migrate posing as refugees, and start over, using the same step-by-step process.

          Whether or not it is a religious thing with him, I doubt the Mormon bishop is willing to use the same kinds of tactics that the Muslim-Soldier-Martyr is quite ready and willing to employ. After all, the MSM (in more ways than one) has the collective might of the US military and the Islamic world with all its 57 states at his disposal…and they can already taste caucasian blood and sweet revenge for the years of black slavery and the crusades and they will stop at nothing.

          Even Hillary was not that ruthless.

          There is only One Power greater. Only a David (or an Elijah or Elisha) can take this Goliath.

          Psalm 2, I Samuel 17, II Kings 6:16-17, II Chronicles 20:12, II Chronicles 7:14, II Corinthians 10:4-6

          • http://www.envisionliberty.weebly.com/ Mike Leavitt

            I don’t know about a “religous thing” unless you mean the same religous thing George Bush felt before he ran. I think all of these candidates feel for one reason or another, God wants them running for Prez. You’re not saying that is unique to Romney, are you?

        • http://www.envisionliberty.weebly.com/ Mike Leavitt

          So if you came from nothing and earned a ton of money, you wouldn’t want to give your children a great start? I have an idea, why don’t we confiscate all wealth once a man dies so he can’t leave his money to his family. It’s just unfair! Hypocrosy and covetting are such ugly sins. All you guys who are jealous of Mitt Romney really need to grow up. You really are sounding like OWS people.

      • Anonymous

        Take off the blinders and see what is going on. This will hurt Romney because two of the companies closed were in SC. Do you think all of the people laid off under Bain or that everyone is out of work right now is a Democrat? The unemployed are every political stripe and in a bad economy where people are looking for jobs the charge of “I like to fire people” will stick like glue. Think I’m wrong; look at Trump and “you’re fired”.

        Politics is about slogans and this does not help Santorum who is trying to make himself the “middle class” candidate. Remember, he is basing his candidacy on the steel mills and other companies in Pa which closed and how he fought for the people. Did you know of the companies in SC was a steel company?! Imagine the hay out of this one in SC.

        This is not the time to teach everyone about capitalism and even in a good economy people losing jobs is not the way to bring people to our side. The narrative for Mitt has gone from a businessman who creates jobs to a job killing candidate who for purpose of greed closed companies. Wait until the final numbers come out, if they ever do.

        Right or wrong, this will hurt Romney and also Santorum if he is not as sympathetic in SC as he was in PA.

        • http://www.envisionliberty.weebly.com/ Mike Leavitt

          All I’m saying is I can’t vote for Newt, Perry, or Huntsman because they are spewing this leftist claptrap.

          It says more about them than about Romney.

          Thank goodness Santorum has a brain.

  • PFFV

    Something Levin pointed out tonight that really shocked me. Did any of you know that the New Hampshire Primary is an ‘Open’ Primary? Meaning that any party affiliation can cast a vote in the Republican Primary on Tuesday to determine whom the winner is. I find this outrageous and inexcusable! A democrat, independent, or just any schmoe should not be determining our candidate. This is just preposterous! How can New Hampshire be allowed to be an early Primary state with this stupid strategy? Especially with the early Primaries determining who will drop out early. Look for New Hampshire to be the next rigged election tomorrow.

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

      Because the New Hampshire Primary is an ‘Open’ Primary’ it should really make it clear why Donna Brazile laided it out pretty clear last night after the debate. ”Mitt Romney is the candidate the DemocRATs want to run against Obama” because they see him as the one that can put Obama back in the White House.

      I am surprised no one has caught that and TheRightScoop did not pick that line up as a discussion topic thread. That was a pretty important and revealing statement she made because it shows why Romney is doing so well. The DemocRATs are stacking the deck to get a weak GOP candidate so the Obamination can have a soft landing into his second term.

      COME ON PEOPLE WAKE UP!

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

        even Sarah Palin mentioned the same thing about Romney and the Democrats

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

      Too bad Levin and all the other voters in Virginia couldn’t go up to New Hampshire to vote, seeing as there are so many in Virginia who won’t pick mittens or paul.

    • Anonymous

      So is SC.

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

    The more I hear him, the more I love him. Santorum is a gracious guy, who has common sense and knows foriegn threats. I’ve said this about others, but I do think this country would be blessed by Santorum being in the White House. He loves God, he loves family and he loves America. He did a great interview here. As for the sweater vests, I’m not a fan of them, but I’d go buy one ;-)

    • Anonymous

      Sweater vests are de rigueur for running candidates. Heck even Prime Minister Harper has his comfy little baby blue number going when sweet, by the fireside, chats are called for. It’s all the fashion rage.

  • Mike Lee

    Good for Santorum for not taking the low road. Shame on the other candidates for so transparently and unfairly going after Romney in such an anti-capitalistic way. They are so desperate. Newt, you blew it. Sucks to be you, eh? I knew he’d wind up eating those conceited, arrogant words when he said it looks like he’ll be the nominee.

    They have nothing on Romney. This is the best they can do? The biggest hit against Romney is that he’s a centrist. That’s it. That’s all. Unlike the others, the guy actually sleeps with his own wife and has a lovely family. Can you imagine that!!! Unlike the others, he actually made money in the private sector! Oh, the horror! The man has experience in government AND in business. Gee, imagine that. Why would America want a successful man with solid values to be POTUS?

    Romney would not be my first choice to be the nominee, and there are certainly things I don’t like about him, but these types of despicable attacks make me sympathetic to him. The guy has good family values and has made a lot of money off of capitalism. Gee, I thought those were things the GOP supported? He is far from the perfect candidate. I know. I know. Wake up folks – none of them are perfect. There is no “dream candidate”. Romney is not a “real conservative” to many. Fine. I agree. But he’s a smart, good man. A leader. A take-charge guy. HE won’t play golf for half of his presidency. He’ll get things done. He will turn the country around. ***He is a fixer!*** Doesn’t that count for anything? He’s MUCH better than Obama. Don’t know if he can beat him, but he’s definitely a superior candidate vs. that tired old DCer JohnMcCain. I’m tired of hearing all the whining on the right about Romney. The key thing is to get rid of Obama.

    • Anonymous

      All the candidates have flaws, but Romney has big ones.

  • Anonymous

    He looks like Jim Tressel.

  • Anonymous

    I think Mitt has been slinging some mud himself, at Gingrich. This is a two way street. Mitt better learn to take it, if he’s going to dish it out. Or if his Super Pac is going to dish it out. I think he’s desperate to win at all costs.

  • Anonymous

    Frankly, I’m ready for a nice guy to be President again. And one having such good knowledge of Iran and the middle east would make that nice guy even sweeter.

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

      No, we don’t need nice guys anymore. Santorum won’t rock the boat. That’s his weakness.

  • blackbird
  • Anonymous

    I think Santorum can play above board because he is sitting on top in the polls of the non-Romney candidates currently.

    I wonder if he would be so gentlemanly if he was sitting in the single digits again. Based on his early debate performances, it is very likely Santorum would be singing the Bain song with the rest of them.

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

      Yup, he was pretty vicious when it was Cain or Perry on top.

  • s.hayward2

    Well I personally hope Romney doesn’t get the nomination.However if he is our nominee, it is good that EVERYTHING about his record is discussed now ,as believe me Obama with his huge warchest is certainly going to ‘discuss’ it.Obama has to run a negative campaign because of what a poor president he is. The media domestic and internationaly are talking up romney saying he will ‘walk it’ to the nomination, that is a tried and tested tactic to help a candidate.

    You have this great piece of wisdom that romney should be voted for because he will not put off that ‘crucial’ independent vote because he is a moderate. I personally think Romney is being annointed by the media,like Obama.So therefore I want to know everything about him, lets test him with his negatives. because I am highly suspicious of the attitude towards his candiature, including from fox news. If there is a reason for it, I damn well want to know about it,so we don’t get another wet lettuce like Mcain and hand Obama a second term.If it is unfair, and not true let the romney camp explain it, to neutralise a future dem attack. I have heard another rumor about class action lawsuit over romneys employment practices from former employees if he becomes the nominee. I want that dissected as well to see if there is truth to it.That could sink him . Romney is running on his record in business it makes sense that it will be used to attack him.

    The obama camp and the elite media will go as low as they can to beat him. Look what they did to Mcain and especially sarah palin. How comes also, gingrich was told to stop ‘whining’ and suck it up, when essentially Romeny bought his win, and destroyed newts chances with the ads. So now Romney is getting some of it himself, apparently this is newt reverting to his ‘old ways’ .Please. Iam beginning to wonder if fox wants obama to have another term for whatever reason. If the repubs are left with a damp squid candiate and Obama wins by a landslide , I hope fox is sunk by it’s viewers. That no one listens or buys ann coulters books.

  • Anonymous

    Santorum is really healthy with his ego.

    And he is probably the most level headed, mature left in the field. (Newt has gotten a bit overboard)

    And his foreign policy, strength is very, very deep.

    Newt is flashier — but Santorum is very intelligent….and well rounded on the issues across the board. And his reaction to Obama’s Admins daily actions in the ME — means he has lived breathed, and drink this field of expertise , from his Senate days, and continually following it since he’s been out of Office. Very serious. He doesn’t have to bone up at all..

    http://datechguyblog.com/2012/01/06/santorum-q-a-from-windham-nh/

    His townhall Q & A’s are great. He’s probably the last remaining one, whose motivations for president appear to be sincere and driven by his children (Perry I believe was pushed into it, wasn’t expecting to jump initially as we know by Palin’s endorsement of him…)

    1.) Obamacare ; it’s personal to him…. daughter and all those like his daughter. connected to Social Issues
    2.) Concern about Radical Islam
    3.) Fiscal Policy

    Perry’s a good man, but seems to me he still is a state Governor and his familiarity with Islam is n’t as deep from his debates…..it seems more of his handlers are trying to get him to catch up with a national plan etc.

    Malkin has pointed out that Perry, Huntsman, Gingrich have dropped the ball

    http://michellemalkin.com/2012/01/09/the-abysmal-incompetence-of-the-non-romneys/

    He sounds like a sane , straight shooter. I dont’ know how the electorate would respond.

    An actual fatherly ADULT in the White House would be refreshing….

    This guy impresses me a lot the more I get familiar with him –past the initial stigma, stereotype he has to deal with and I am a Palin guy….

    PS

    any man who is willing to publicly be seen as “weird” “get Google bombed” for his Faith in God –defending the unborn, marriage — has proven his Courage

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

      All those are good points about Santorum, but his record and past performances just don’t back him up. I still remember when he was talking trash about the 999 plan when Cain was on top (pre-harrassment accusations). The fair tax is supremely conservative and is a REPLACEMENT tax for taxes already embedded in the price of products. Instead, along with Bachmann, Santorum involved himself in sniping. He did the same with Perry and every other person on top. It is also unfortunate that he has no real “radical” policy proposals. At least Newt and Perry have their “optional” flat tax (tax simplification, not really tax reform, but still good). Santorum has nothing we haven’t seen or heard before. He also has other policy issues, as I believe he is also against right-to-work laws, and many other various sins.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Ricardo. Those were all great points and have said the same myself. Nothing sticks out with him. Just the same regurgitated crap we hear every election.

      • Josh

        Not a Santorum nut, by any means, but Santorum has proposed a 10/28 bracket simplification. That will probably be easier to pass than a flat tax.

        On a side note, I do not want to hear any more on Cain. I was a big fan of his until he dropped out and became COMPLETELY irrelevant to me. It is apparent that he could have stayed in. He got almost as many votes in Iowa as Huntsman…

    • Anonymous

      Reck:
      Being a former constituent of his, I could not agree more. His staff was also bar none, BTW.

  • Dan

    i like Rick and for those who do here is a good read from KrisAnne Hall it makes a few points we need to understand…..

    http://www.krisannehall.com/index.php/blog/102-can-we-legislate-morality

  • Anonymous

    Agree with Santorum and glad he’s not just jumping on the bandwagon. People in this country do realize that business’ fail right?? That sometimes people are fired for whatever reason. The democrats want a utopia where everyone is employed but it’s not reality. And it’s not like Romney didn’t create jobs elsewhere either. The more I listen to Santorum the more I like him. I hope he picks up SC.

  • StNikao

    Obama has a number of ACES in the hole.

    – A sure-fire third party candidate via Americans Elect. They are well-funded by secret donors and are registered in EVERY state already. Chris Wallace named the ‘organizer’ of this ‘grass roots’ group on national TV after one of the GOP debates. As you know, a third party candidate guarantees Obama’s re-election.
    – Holder’s suits against SC and any other state that wants to require voters to have Photo IDs.
    – Amnesty for illegals (new Obama voters)
    – Intimidation, bribes, bussing in voters, union threat tactics
    – Vote count fraud
    – Multi-residency voters
    – OWS/Arab spring violence, mobs, anarchy, military takeover, total control of media, etc.

    As Newt said, it will take faith and a miracle like Washington’s crossing the Delaware and a determination and holy boldness, like Washington’s password for that operation, ‘Victory or Death’ to offset Obama’s ruthless machine and mindset.

  • Anonymous

    If Bain was corporate raiding then that is capatilism run amok. if it wasn’t then it was just capatilism. Capatilism can be abused and has been for some years. Ever heard of NAFTA? I’m glad Santorum didn’t jump on the ship against Romney on this one or at least till we know what happened.

    Santorum sucks, straight up. He is a politician through and through. He doesn’t want to run on record, he wants to run on family values. Sorry, you having seven kids means nothing too me. Your record does and you do everything you can to slide by. All I hear out of him is, “I proposed legislation”, “I pushed for…” “I called for

    • Anonymous

      Romney supporters are upset because they believe Newt, etc misrepresented Romney’s experience at Bain Capital. Santorum gets credit for not joining others in misrepresentation. Yet, where were gasps and outrage when Santorum misrepresented the records of others in the debates? It seems because Bain lives in the realm of the free market that Newt, et al have touched a sacred cow.

  • Anonymous

    Is there any doubt that the Republican Party has lost faith with America? That the Republican machine has become so arrogant, so elite and so isolated that they can only condescend to allow voters to place them in positions of power.

    I am beginning to think that the Republican Party could not care less about who rules as long as the next Republican stooge or two gets in somewhere to keep a little grift coming their way. Does it appear that either Boehner or McConnell have the will to win? To dominate the Democrat/Socialists? To wrestle every item, every regulation every executive order out of the hands of the people who would destroy this country and its legacy?

    We must defeat Romney. Rick and Newt-Figure this out, put together a plan and execute. Time is running out.

  • Anonymous

    Problem is, if capitalism is forced to pull in its horns, to stop weaning out th inefficient, the weak, the slackers…………….it becomes and slowly moves toward Liberalism.

    Bain Capital happens at every turn in capitalism…..it happens when farmers raise land rent via competition between themselves, when a contractor bids lower than the next crew, yes when Walmart comes to town and then Amazon undercuts Walmart via the internet……

    ……if it doenst happen we become like old USSR………stagnent and inefficient. Which defines socialism and Liberal dem’cats

  • Anonymous

    Those attacking Romney on Bain are attacking capitalism.

    • Anonymous

      I think they are attacking how capitalism was used, not capitalism itself. And the pundits and talking heads saying Newt, et al are lambasting capitalism are wrong.

      Are all companies in a free market angelic because they are in a free market?

  • Anonymous

    Dude, please lose the sweater vest!

  • Anonymous

    Uh oh, Rush, reading an article, brought up the fact Santorum discounted Romney’s CEO experience in the debate, saying it was insufficient as a qualification to be president. No outrage? Fact is Romney has more executive experience than Santorum, a guy who has spent almost an entire career in Congress and never saw a spending bill he didn’t like.

  • 11Steve11

    Santorum for VP!