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last 24 hours | washingtonpost
Rick Santorum's 2012 support abandons him - Washington Post

"...The only way to break through the din (no candidate polls higher than the teens) is to say something truly outrageous. And Santorum acknowledges that in all of the debates in the 2012 cycle, there wasn't a single memorable line that Rick Santorum said. Evidently, political reporters already have formed their opinion about Santorum: There were seven empty seats at the 24-seat banquet table for breakfast. I asked the candidate how he could gain traction. I don't see any real opportunities for us over the next six months to break out, he admitted, although I didn't see it six years ago either. The candidate explained that I'm the tortoise-and-the-hare kind. ..." see full article


882 days ago | salon
Rick Santorum, who still exists, says we must ban marriage equality for the ... - Salon

"...Former Republican Senator and current presidential candidate Rick Santorum vowed to right-wing lunatic and one-time Virginian Lieutenant Governor candidate, Pastor E.W. Jackson, that he would protect children's birthright, which is to be raised by their mother and father. During a conference call last week with Jackson and conservative activists, Santorum cited sociologists Robert Putnam and Charles Murray to argue that the inability for people to rise in America can be traced back to the breakdown of the nuclear family. As soon as Santorum ended his prepared remarks, pegged to the economy and full of anti-immigration rhetoric, participants on the call were eager to jump into social issues...." see full article


908 days ago | motherjones
Dear Rick Santorum: Sorry, the Pope Actually Did Study Science. So He Might ... - Mother Jones

"..."I am not a scientist!" is now the standard escape hatch through which Republican climate deniers slither to avoid talking about climate science or evolution. From Sen. Marco Rubio, asked how old the Earth is: "I'm not a scientist, man." Rick Perry whipped out the same "I'm not a scientist" line last year in DC while questioning the consensus around climate change. Jeb Bush said the same thingback in 2009.Now at least one GOP presidential hopeful is turning the talking point into an attack on the pope, ahead of his landmark encyclical on the environment, to be released Thursday. (A draft of the document has already leaked). Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a Catholic with a history of criticizing Pope Francis, says the pope should leave science to the scientists. "The church has gotten it wrong a few times on science," he told Dom Giordano, a radio host in Philadelphia, earlier this month. "And I think that we are probably better off leaving science to the scientists and focusing on what we're really good at, which is theology and morality."..." see full article


909 days ago | gawker
Rick Santorum Had a Campaign Rally in Iowa and Only One Person Showed Up - Gawker
"...So Santorum, when it became obvious he wasn't going to have much of an audience for his meticulous napkin-vs.-paper towel metaphor to illustrate the ills of gay marriage, told Toft I haven't eaten, actually, all day, and ordered up a fried tenderloin and onion rings, a middle-aged man's fuck it meal if there ever was one.Of course, you can do both eat soul-destroying, body-wrecking fried detritus and inveigh against social liberalism and so Santorum did. Three other erstwhile Iowan kingmakers eventually sauntered over to his table, including a minister who asked about gay marriage. Santorum embraced the question like deep-fried manna...." see full article


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915 days ago | huffingtonpost
Santorum's Political Theology of Climate Denial

"...Mr. Santorum's assault on the facts related to the human impact on climate change and anyone who defends these facts has been continuous. As a candidate in the presidential primaries in 2012, Santorum questioned President Barack Obama's "theology" in an Ohio campaign stop, February 19, 2012 by asserting that Obama believes in "some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology." When asked to explain his remarks on the CBS news program "Face the Nation" by moderator Bob Schieffer, Santorum responded that he was referring to "the radical environmentalists," and by implication, placed Obama in this category. Santorum attacked the notion that "man is here to serve the Earth," which he argued "is a phony ideal." While Santorum conceded "that man is here to use the resources and use them wisely, to care for the Earth, to be a steward of the Earth," he was emphatic that "we're not here to serve the Earth. The Earth is not the objective. Man is the objective. I think a lot of radical environmentalists have it upside-down."..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


915 days ago | slate
Rick Santorum's Lonely Campaign Lunch - Slate Magazine (blog)

"...Before Santorum was finished with his breaded tenderloin and onion rings, three more Iowans had mercifully arrived and joined his table in the town of about 250. The former Pennsylvania senator had proved only slightly more popular at his previous stop on Monday, when he drew a total of 10 Iowans (nonpress division) in Panora, a city of more than 1,000.Those numbers made for some pretty rough headlines: Santorum calls crowd of 4 in rural Iowa a success isn't exactly the stuff of flacks' dreams. But more troubling for the Republican's campaign is that his lackluster attendance isn't actually wildly out of line with how he's polling in the Hawkeye State at large. He is sitting at 4.5 percent in RealClearPolitics' latest rolling average of state GOP polls. (Nationally, meanwhile, the family values conservative is polling at less than half that.)..." see full article


916 days ago | vdare
Slate: Rick Santorum's Diabolically Clever Anti-immigration Stance - VDARE.com
"...Santorum's message adds a twist to Perry's. Big business is screwing the rest of us not just by using big government, but by teaming up with liberals who want to open the floodgates to foreign labor. The beauty of this message is that it combines class resentment with ethnic scapegoating. It's a dog whistle that plays chords. And it outwits the Democratic attack on outsourcing. While liberals complain about jobs being shipped overseas, they're doing something worse: They're shipping foreigners into our country, to take our jobs and drown out our votes.You have to salute Santorum for this brilliant synthesis of manufacturing policy, class struggle, trade, border security, and voter ID. And all the while, he preserves his innocence by mentioning that he's the son of immigrants. When you come in and shut the door behind you, that's not prejudice. It's just practicality...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


919 days ago | wvtf
The Dangers Of Political 'Foot-In-Mouth' Syndrome - WVTF
"...Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who declared his second bid for president last week, also made a faux pas when the Catholic candidate said Pope Francis should "leave science to the scientists" and stay out of the climate change debate. However, as several publications quickly pointed out, Pope Francis actually does have a scientific background, graduating as a chemical technician and working as a chemist before joining the priesthood...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


920 days ago | washingtonpost
Why 2015 could be the year that really changes the climate debate - Washington Post

"...I don't think you should underestimate how big a deal this is. It has already ruffled Catholic Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum enough that he actually called on the Pope to stay out of scientific matters.From a public opinion standpoint, U.S. Catholics in particular seem to be right in the middle on the climate issue. They're not highly skeptical, as are members of some conservative Protestant groups, but they're not exactly bullish, either. In sum, they're a gigantic bloc that really could move. And moreover, the sheer visibility of the Pope taking this stand as a matter of doctrine and also potentially bringing it up before the U.S. Congress in September will present a major media spectacle...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


920 days ago | salon
"The Koch brothers are more powerful than papal teaching": Why Rick Santorum ... - Salon

"...Santorum, it goes without saying, has the science on climate change wrong. And I'm no expert, but I'm starting to suspect that he's doing Catholicism wrong, too. But because my entire experience of the Roman Catholic Church boils down to a day trip to the Vatican and that one time I had to read the New Testament for a class assignment at Wesleyan, I called up Charles Reid Jr., an expert on Catholicism and canon law at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota who blogs at the Huffington Post, to discuss the pope's upcoming encyclical and the chilly reception he's receiving from GOP Catholics. Our conversation has been lightly edited for clarity...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


920 days ago | npr
The Dangers Of Political 'Foot-In-Mouth' Syndrome - NPR

"...Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who declared his second bid for president last week, also made a faux pas when the Catholic candidate said Pope Francis should "leave science to the scientists" and stay out of the climate change debate. However, as several publications quickly pointed out, Pope Francis actually does have a scientific background, graduating as a chemical technician and working as a chemist before joining the priesthood...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


920 days ago | time
Pope Francis the Chemist Should Give Congress a Science Lesson - TIME
"...Santorum is not the only one nervous about the upcoming encyclical. Conservative and libertarian Christians have already begun to push back, attempting to undermine the authority of the pope on this issue. Republicans, including practicing Catholics like John Boehner, have been quick to denounce proposals to combat climate change as job killers that threaten the economy. When asked about the strong scientific consensus on climate change, they plead ignorance, arguing they are not qualified to assess the evidence because they are not scientists, and now they are trying to include Pope Francis in their supposed circle of ignorance.While Pope Benedict was labeled the Green Pope for his strong stance on environmental protection, he did not face this type of backlash. The difference has been the rising tension between a pope who frequently and relentlessly denounces under-regulated capitalism and a Catholic Right in the United States that is enamored by free-market fundamentalism...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


921 days ago | washingtonpost
Rick Santorum wants Pope Francis to leave science to scientists only when it's ... - Washington Post

"...What Santorum seems to misunderstand, but that Francis, Benedict and the Church get is that protecting creation is first and foremost a religious issue.Protecting creation and addressing climate change is a response to the God's ancient request that we be good stewards of all that God has given us: clean air, fresh water and fruits of the harvest.As presidential candidates from both parties gear up for 2016, perhaps it would be best if they spent less time lecturing Francis on what to talk about and spent more time heeding his words:..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


921 days ago | dailycaller
This Is The Only 2016 Candidate Committed To Reducing Legal Immigration - Daily Caller
"...Santorum is also proposing to get rid of the so-called chain migration that happens because legal and sometimes illegal immigrants are allowed to bring their nuclear and non-nuclear relatives into the country with them.He has denounced reported abuses of the H-1b visa program that lets corporations bring in high-skilled foreign workers on temporary work permits. But Santorum says the visa program displaces American workers with cheap foreign labor. But he has not proposed any specific reforms to the program, and says he is for welcoming very high-skilled workers and also agriculture workers into the country...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


921 days ago | bustle
Rick Santorum Played His "Not A Scientist" Card Against Pope Francis, Of All People Utterly Contradicting Himself In The Process
"...To reiterate: this is the same Rick Santorum that embraces the decidedly unscientific view that human life begins at fertilization. He's also lambasted people concerned about climate change as being the modern-day equivalent of the flat-earthers, and has controversially referred to climate scientists as climate change's Pharisees.  In other words, Santorum's preemptive retort to Pope Francis (who's expected to release an encyclical on climate change soon essentially a Papal letter to Catholics) is some world-class doublespeak...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


922 days ago | gawker
Rick Santorum Is This Close to Beating the Pope's Ass - Gawker
"...Rick Santorum a rust-belted Pittsburgher who has embraced the Petrine church ever since he stopped being pro-choice in his first congressional election is smeared in penitence and frothy with faith, and he will show this pontiff who's supreme. Santorum has challenged leftist Pope Francis to stick to photo ops in the Basilica after the Bishop of Rome mouthed off about the un-Christianness of messing up Earth's environmental health..." see full article


922 days ago | thinkprogress
Santorum Wants The Pope To Back Off Talking About Climate Science - ThinkProgress
"...Unfortunately for Santorum, asking Pope Francis to leave science to the scientists is a tricky request, because while the Pope is the current leader of the Catholic Church, he also happens to have a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires. Francis isn't the only famous Catholic to have expertise in science as Scientific American pointed out in 2013, the Jesuit order has a long history of producing men with background in both theology and science. If the Catholic Church had always eschewed science, the 17th-century Catholic priest Giovanni Zup might have never discovered the orbital phases of Mercury, or the 19th-century priest Benito Vines might have never been able to create his method for forecasting hurricanes, which formed the basis of the modern early warning systems we use today.Instead of involving itself with science, Santorum argued that the Church should stick to what it does best: offering moral guidance. But Francis has always talked about climate change from a moral standpoint, stressing that it's a major problem because it disproportionately impacts the poor. During a lecture to the British Catholic group Cafod, Argentinian Bishop Marcelo S nchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences and close friend of Francis, argued that the Pope is uniquely qualified to lead on climate change...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


922 days ago | national.suntimes
Rick Santorum tells Pope to 'leave the science to the scientists' when it ... - Cleveland Sun Times
"...For Santorum, steering clear of climate science is probably a prudent move.However, it's worth noting that Santorum not being a scientist hasn't stopped him from weighing in on other issues, such as abortion. Through both scientific reasoning and moral reasoning the answer was clear to me, he wrote in his 2006 book It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good. He continued, saying, Abortion was the taking of an innocent human life. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


922 days ago | csmonitor
Why Rick Santorum doesn't want Pope Francis talking about climate change
"...Santorum has called climate change a hoax," and in 2012 said that  If you leave it to Nature, then Nature will do what Nature does, which is boom and bust,   Santorum said at an energy summit. We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth's benefit.  And many Republican candidates for US president have said that efforts to respond to climate change will undermine the economy...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


922 days ago | newrepublic
Rick Santorum Lectures the Pope on Weighing in on Climate Change
"...This is an especially weak preview of the Republican pushback against the Pope's expected environmental encyclical June 16. It serves to remind voters of what House Speaker John Boehner, another Catholic politician, has said about the subject: That he cannot answer questions about climate change, because he's not a scientist. Usually, when politicians use this excuse, they then go on to question established science that humans are warming the planet...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


922 days ago | salon
Rick Santorum joins GOP's anti-Constitution crusade: Why the right's ... - Salon

"...We're not even a week into Rick Santorum's presidential campaign and already the former Pennsylvania senator has aligned with Mike Huckabee and Dr. Ben Carson on their intellectually violent interpretation of the Supreme Court's judicial review powers as they relate to same-sex marriage. Appearing on Sunday's Meet the Press, Santorum responded to a questions about the forthcoming same-sex marriage decision in Obergefell v Hodges by suggesting that, as president, he'd exercise his alleged power to push back against the Supreme Court.Said Santorum: It's important to understand the Supreme Court does not have the final word. If the court decides this case in error, I will continue to fight for this as I have for life We're not bound by what nine people say in perpetuity. ..." see full article


923 days ago | bustle
Rick Santorum Played His "Not A Scientist" Card Against Pope Francis, Of All ... - Bustle
"...Make no mistake, there are a lot of fair-minded people who'd like organized religions of all stripes, Catholicism included, to back off from the scientific realm. For example, the Supreme Court's religious freedom-rooted Hobby Lobby ruling was a big blow to secular liberals, effectively concluding that if you think a contraceptive causes abortion, you don't have to provide insurance for it, regardless of the facts of the matter.But therein lies the rub Santorum has been all too willing to place his own dogmatic beliefs above sound science over the years. And in this case, Pope Francis isn't the one that's denying an overwhelming scientific consensus, he is...." see full article


923 days ago | washingtonpost
Rick Santorum is getting boxed out of the lanes that were key to his 2012 success - Washington Post (blog)

"...That's true. He was. And he did. Santorum went on to be a surprisingly strong candidate for the nomination, though obviously, an unsuccessful one. In the recent Republican tradition of runners-up getting the nomination during the next open cycle, it would seem that Santorum should be positioned for strength.He isn't.In polling published Tuesday by the The Post and ABC News, Santorum is running ninth -- and, rather ignominiously, is tied with Donald Trump. He trails Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, etc., etc...." see full article


923 days ago | centredaily
Politically Uncorrected: Is Rick Santorum looking out for No. 2? - Centre Daily Times
"...Santorum still has his supporters, albeit fewer than in 2012. He has organized a fundraising super PAC, put together a campaign staff, and is camping out in Iowa, the site of the first presidential caucus, along with a dozen or so other GOP hopefuls. They are all gearing up for what may be the longest, and hardest, Republican nomination contest in a generation.But Santorum is not going to win the nomination. In fact, he might not even meet the debate criteria set by Fox and CNN, the hosts of the first two debates. Having sat out the past three years in national politics, he is currently polling at 2 percent or less in the early presidential preference polls. Additionally, many of the staffers and fundraisers from his 2012 campaign have moved on to other candidates.Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2015/05/29/4771280_politically-uncorrected-is-rick.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


926 days ago | forbes
Rick Santorum Announces A Second Run For President: A Look At His Tax Plan - Forbes
"...In summary, Santorum's plan combines the worst aspects of tax reform: drastic change without an increase in simplicity. While we can argue about whether reducing rates could actually increase annual tax revenue by boosting the economy, Santorum's plan appears to do nothing to eliminate the preferences, exemptions and deductions that require paring, while simultaneously bestowing a disproportionate benefit on the wealthiest taxpayers.Of course, if you spent any time listening to Santorum while he was on the campaign trail four years ago, you know that his tax plan may be the least of his worries as he vies for the White House in 2016...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


927 days ago | rollingstone
10 Completely Vile Things Rick Santorum Has Said - RollingStone.com
"...Former Republican senator and known right-wing extremist Rick Santorum is officially running for president again, and this time around he's trying to be a voice for America's "working families." That might sound downright wholesome to someone who doesn't know what he actually believes. Here are some of the White House hopeful's most revealing comments from over the years:On same-sex marriage, 2004: "This is an issue just like 9/11. We didn't decide we wanted to fight the war on terrorism because we wanted to. It was brought to us. And if not now, when? When the supreme courts in all the other states have succumbed to the Massachusetts version of the law?"..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


928 days ago | newsweek
Dont Dismiss Rick Santorum

"...Rick Santorum is still boyish in appearance at 57, but the question, as he enters the presidential race, is whether his time has past. The answer is: Don't be so sure.In 2012, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, made a very impressive showing. He won the Iowa Caucuses and 10 other states, earning more than 4 million votes and coming in second to Mitt Romney. He was discounted then and it would be a mistake to dismiss him now. Yes, the obstacles are bigger this time. Mike Huckabee sat out the last race and the former Arkansas governor would surely pose a threat to Santorum in Iowa, which Huckabee won in 2008, as well as in the South. Both men ran strongly with evangelical voters...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


928 days ago | washingtonpost
Seven reasons why Rick Santorum will lose

"...Rick Santorum has decided his party and country need him, so he's throwing his hat into the ring for 2016. So for the Republicans who want to win the White House, don't worry he won't come anywhere close to his success in 2012. Here's why:At least 7 other candidates are more electable and better qualified. (Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, former Texas governor Rick Perry, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana). He couldn't upend a much worse candidate in the past, Mitt Romney, so it is nearly impossible to imagine he would beat all of these contenders, plus some talented newcomers like Carly Fiorina...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


928 days ago | national.deseretnews
5 faith facts about Rick Santorum: Church-state separation makes him want to ... - Deseret News
"...The concept of separation of church and state at least as expressed when Catholic John F. Kennedy addressed Baptist ministers in the 1960 presidential election campaign makes Santorum want to throw up. In 2012 he told George Stephanopoulos, I don't believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, and Santorum called that notion antithetical to the vision of our country. Also antithetical: liberals. He told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal that the American left hates Christendom. According to ABC News, he also told a South Carolina town hall that the national ideal is rooted in the Christian ideal in the Judeo-Christian concept of the person and not in any Eastern faiths or philosophies...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


928 days ago | salon
Rick Santorum: The actions of Josh Duggar and his family "sicken me" - Salon

"...Santorum stands in stark contrast to Mike Huckabee's repeated plea that Josh Duggar be left alone for crimes he committed as a teen. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things, Huckabee wrote on Facebook...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


928 days ago | chicagotribune
He's In, Again: Rick Santorum Makes 2016 Bid Official - Chicago Tribune

"...Santorum opens this political season as a heavy underdog in a race expected to feature more than a dozen high-profile Republicans most of them newcomers to presidential politics. He is among the nation's most prominent social conservatives, having dedicated much of his political career to opposing same-sex marriage and abortion rights, while advocating for conservative Christian family values.He mentioned cultural issues briefly Wednesday in remarks designed to broaden his appeal to working-class Americans. "As president, I will stand for the principle that every life matters the poor, the disabled and the unborn," said Santorum, a Catholic...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


928 days ago | salon
Running for president is tough when everyone hates you: Why Rick Santorums second White House try is a wild goose chase

"...Ultimately, the main factor holding back Rick Santorum is the fact that he's Rick Santorum. To give himself a toehold in the 2016 race, Santorum is adopting a new and different persona, that of the populist champion of the blue-collar working man. Santorum has to reinvent himself because it doesn't seem like anyone actually likes him except as an alternative to someone they hate even more. As Harry Enten points out, Santorum doesn't seem to have carried over any goodwill from his 2012 bid, and his lack of appeal across the party and lack of electability have resulted in little support from the party actors. Now that conservatives have a glut of at least semi-credible anti-establishment candidates to choose from, they just don't need Rick anymore...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


928 days ago | thestranger
Let's Watch a Little Bit of Rick Santorum's Announcement, Shall We? - TheStranger.com (blog)
"...President Santorum will make sure you don't have to bake cakes for any gays who might be getting married or offer contraceptive coverage to any of your employees who might be sluts. Offer does not apply to Satanists (because SATAN is bad) or Muslims (because SHARIA is bad). Hey, that's Elizabeth Santorum, Rick's eldest daughter, there on the left. In 2012 we learned that Elizabeth Santorum has lots of gay friends and her gay friends were supporting her father! I wonder if Elizabeth's gay friends are supporting Rick again this time around. A lot of straight people who backed Santorum in 2012 are backing other candidates this time out. The NYT reached one or two of these unreliable straight people for comment:..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


928 days ago | lifenews
Pro-Life Senator Rick Santorum Launches Republican Campaign for President - LifeNews.com
"...He was pegged as a rising star especially after leading the battle to pass the ban on partial-birth abortions until he lost a difficult re-election bid in a bad year for Republican candidates nationwide. Santorum held his Senate seat for 12 years before losing in 2006 to Democrat Bob Casey, the son of a popular former governor and someone who ran as a pro-life Democrat.But that hasn't stopped Santorum from pressing on with his pro-life perspective. To me there are truths out there, Santorum said once in an AP interview. There are things that are right and things that are wrong. That may not be popular and it may lose you an election, but that's OK. ..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


929 days ago | realclearpolitics
Chuck Todd: Rick Santorum Best Represents Republicans - RealClearPolitics

"...But if you look at today's Republican Party, who makes up of it, the rank and file. I think Rick Santorum better represents them than anybody else. Better represents this new working class Republican voter.By the way, they were for Bill Clinton in 1992, split between Ross Perot and Bill Clinton.I think Santorum best represents them, understands their issues better, but I don't know if he'll find the Oxygen...." see full article or see all articles on this topic


929 days ago | jezebel
LOL: Duggar Family Favorite Rick Santorum Is Running for President Again - Jezebel
"...After months of increasingly threatening-sounding emails to people who drunkenly signed up for his mailing list at CPAC, Rick Santorum is announcing today that he's officially, really, for real, definitely going to waste a shitload of time and money going after a Republican Presidential nomination that he will fail to secure. Wonder if he'll have that sweet, sweet Duggar support this time around?Rick Santorum is a former Pennsylvania Senator who, after a humiliating defeat in 2006, has become a true leader in the field of Professional American Sanctimony. He does not believe that evolution is real. He thinks birth control is murder. Politifact has analyzed 55 public Santorum statements and concluded that he says things that are mostly true or true a whopping 24 percent of the time. His opinions about the LGBT community are so medieval (men having sex with each other is kinda like men having sex with dogs!) that in 2003, Dan Savage created an enduring neologism that still fucks up Rick Santorum's Google results. Despite all this, Rick Santorum finished second in the Republican primaries in 2012. Isn't that hilarious and scary?..." see full article or see all articles on this topic


929 days ago | hotair
Rick Santorum seems a little confused about ethanol - Hot Air
"...I'm fairly sure that by this point the vast majority of conservatives are on board with the idea of ending subsidies and allowing the invisible hand of the free market to do its work. Our history of government meddling and Uncle Sam putting his thumb on the economic scales has indeed produced a disastrous record of picking winners and losers by an entity which doesn't pick very well. With that in mind, it's good to hear Santorum speaking out against it. But how, then, does he square working support for the Renewable Fuel Standard and ethanol subsidies into the same breath?The RFS is one of the most stark examples of Washington picking winners and losers. And the winner they pick every time is ethanol, an inefficient fuel which is bad for machinery and creates opportunities for scams such as the trading of renewable fuel credits. Or, to be more accurate, the winners are the corn growing interests of Iowa and the politicians who successfully use this cudgel against Republicans because of their first in the nation caucus position...." see full article


936 days ago | washingtonpost
Rick Santorum's claim that he's responsible for the 'crushing sanctions' on Iran - Washington Post (blog)

"...Moreover, Santorum greatly overstates the impact of his law. His bill was a relatively minor moment in the years-long buildup of Iran sanctions so minor that its core sanctions element has never been implemented. He did pass a law, which maybe counts for something, but such embellishment of the facts is worthy of Four Pinocchios...." see full article


937 days ago | mercurynews
George Will: Rick Santorum: The return of the GOP's runner-up - San Jose Mercury News
"...A near miss can be a sharp spur, so Rick Santorum wants to say something to those who profess condescending puzzlement about his persistence in pursuing the Republican presidential nomination: You probably have no idea how close I came to defeating Mitt Romney in 2012...." see full article


939 days ago | desmoinesregister
Santorum: Focus on workers left behind as economy improves - DesMoinesRegister.com
"...Santorum appeared to score points by rapping Obama as a president who stands weakly against Iran and the Islamic State. He said Obama is afraid to call the enemy what it is...." see full article


940 days ago | towleroad
Rick Santorum Wants to Clarify that Bruce Jenner Is Still 'Obviously and ... - Towleroad
"...Careful Rick, don't want to alienate your supporters with all this talk of "dignity and respect" for trans folks. Why not sprinkle in a bestiality or incest comparison just to be safe?..." see full article


940 days ago | sltrib
Will: The return of Rick Santorum - Salt Lake Tribune
"...He will be back there while trying to change the perception of him as a one-note crusader on social issues. The achievements of which he is most proud from his 16 years in Congress concerned other matters he was floor manager of the most important legislation of the 1990s, welfare reform, and helped create term limits for Republican committee chairs...." see full article


940 days ago | bluenationreview
Don't Worry! Rick Santorum Is Playing Offense for the Christian Right in 2016 - Blue Nation Review
"...Rick Santorum thinks the best way for a GOP candidate to win in 2016 is to proudly beat the Christian values drum that has done such a good job of scaring people away from his party...." see full article


940 days ago | bustle
Rick Santorum "Clarifies" His Bruce Jenner Comments With Even More ... - Bustle
"...This week, however, Rick Santorum's clarification of his Bruce Jenner remarks made clear that the right-wing politician, a vocal opponent of LGBT rights, did not actually have a breakthrough in his views on gender and sexuality in fact, it served to highlighted the chicanery of conservative politics, especially when it came to this particularly thorny issue...." see full article


941 days ago | complex
Rick Santorum Backtracks on Surprisingly Progressive Thoughts on Bruce ... - Complex
"...It was glorious and simple. Bruce Jenner is a woman and deserves love and respect. But Santorum had to go and make further comments to ruin it. In a Concord News Radio interview yesterday he maintained that Jenner deserves love and respect (yes!) but insisted Jenner is "obviously and biologically" not a woman (no!). ..." see full article


942 days ago | huffingtonpost
Rick Santorum Exaggerates On Iran - Huffington Post

"...But in singling out the Democratic opposition, including from the woman who wants to be president, Santorum leaves out the fact that the Republican president at the time and 14 fellow Republican senators also stood up against him...." see full article


943 days ago | perezhilton
On Saturday, the ultra conservative and former Senator Rick Santorum ... - PerezHilton.com
"...When asked about Bruce's plans to transition, however, the politician conveyed compassion and understanding towards the Olympian...." see full article


943 days ago | politico
Rick Santorum: Odd man out - Politico

"...It's a dreary picture that would prompt many politicians to take a pass, but Santorum who turned 57 on Sunday relishes the role of underdog. He likes to point out that he's been written off repeatedly throughout this political career, only to resurrect himself...." see full article


944 days ago | huffingtonpost
Will Rick Santorum's Stance on Student Loans Benefit Borrowers? - Huffington Post

"...And while Santorum has gone after the traditional university for their inability to give students the skills needed to compete for jobs on a global scale, he has staunchly defended for-profit colleges. These businesses, like ITT Tech and University of Phoenix, cost five to six times what community colleges cost, and their alumni account for a disproportionate share of the country's student debt. ..." see full article


944 days ago | breitbart
Exclusive — Rick Santorum Lays Out Plan To Reduce Immigration By 25 Percent - Breitbart News
"...Santorum said the issue here is that Americans are struggling economically, and there needs to be a focus on getting them back to work first before bringing in new people to compete with them...." see full article



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