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Santorum Leaves 2012 Presidential Race

So there are now three potential candidates for President. Yes, yes, Ron Paul doesn’t have a chance, bla, bla, bla. I don’t care. I will not vote for Romney or Obama. What I will do is start to compare the three remaining candidates, hopefully to show that the difference between Obama and Romney is minimal and it doesn’t matter which of them wins. The only chance our country has is if someone like Ron Paul wins - if not this election, then the next. If you vote for anyone else, you vote for the status quo, which is to say, the financial ruin of our country.

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Is Rick Santorum a Conservative?

In short, no.

Here are just a few votes that Rick Sandorum has made while in congress that should disturb you if you’re looking for a Conservative candidate.

Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge

Voted against National Right to Work Act

Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization

Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here

Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.

Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device

Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.

Voted twice for a Congressional pay raise.

Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.

Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.

Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens

Voted against a flat tax.

Voted twice for internet taxes

Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.

Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.

Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.

Voted against Medicaid reform

Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000.  Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.

Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion

Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry

Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.

Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.

Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.

Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository.

Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.

These are just a few listed at the website, Liberty Counsel Action. More of his voting record is available there. I chose the ones that stood out to me, other people’s lists might be different. Feel free to peruse the rest at your leisure.

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Obama’s Campaign Message Starts With A Lie

We’re already hearing some of what Obama will be campaigning on via the Iowa Caucus. What a load of crap.

Obama, whose victory in Iowa four years ago launched his successful presidential campaign, told his backers that “because of those caucuses four years ago” the Iraq War ended, a major health care bill passed, and the military’s ban on gays ended.

- Obama to Iowa: I am president because of you

Let’s start with the war in Iraq.

  1. The Iraq War ended because G.W. Bush’s administration set the end date over two years ago. President Obama did everything in his power to extend the war in Iraq, but could not get the Iraqi government to agree to immunity for U.S. Troops. Thus, we “left” Iraq.

    I put “left” in quotes because we still have 17,000 people in Iraq. They occupy the largest embassy in the world. A significant portion of those people are paid security personnel - a private military force that costs 3 times as much to maintain as Army personnel.

    And if we look at his overall war record, when Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama came into office, there were approximately 30,000 troops in Afghanistan - there are now over 100,000. Troops from Iraq are now being sent to Afghanistan. President Obama went to war with Libya, ignoring Congress and the War Powers act altogether, saying he did not need approval from Congress because the war was too small.

    President Obama should keep his mouth shut when it comes to war. He has made a mockery of the Nobel Peace Prize. To say he ended the war is a joke.

  2. Because of Obama, a major health care bill did pass. He pushed through a bill that the majority of American’s didn’t want, and did it mostly behind closed doors (bribing Nebraska’s senator Ben Nelson for the final vote with the Cornhusker Kickback). For the first time in America’s history, instead of prohibiting people from buying things (something that is very common for the gov), the U.S. Government is now forcing people to BUY something. You are welcome insurance companies.

    He deserves all the credit for this.

  3. On gay rights, Obama wants to have it both ways. He says he supports gay rights, but is unwilling to say that he supports gay marriage so he can get as many votes as possible.

The claims about the Iraqi war are what bother me the most, followed closely by the Obama-care. This is going to be a long campaign season and I have a feeling I’m going to get very frustrated.

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War With Iran or Ron Paul. You Choose.

If you as a voter do not want to go to war with Iran, you have only one choice for President in 2012. Ron Paul.

He challenged the notion that Iran poses a security threat.

“The Iranians can’t even make enough gasoline for themselves,” he said. “For them to be a threat to us or to anybody in the region, I think it’s just blown out of proportion.”

If you think President Obama wants to avoid war, you haven’t been paying the least bit of attention.

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Herman Cain On The Economy

Now this really takes the cake: here is Herman Cain on September 1, 2008, saying the economy is in terrific shape.

Here’s what happened over the following two weeks:

– Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken over by the U.S. government (Sept. 7);
– Merrill Lynch was sold to Bank of America;
– Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy;
– The Fed bailed out AIG;
– Washington Mutual was sold to JP MorganChase;
– Treasury Secretary Paulson said the economy was so bad that $700 billion must be spent on bailouts immediately; otherwise, warned Ben Bernanke, “we may not have an economy on Monday.”

The rest is worth reading as well.

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Is Ron Paul Electable?

Again, Yes.

Meanwhile U.S. Rep. Ron Paul – whose strong second place finish in a recent Iowa straw poll was totally ignored by the press – is also surging. Paul is now drawing the support of 16 percent of likely Iowa caucus-goers, putting a  real dent into the legacy media’s theory that he is unable to translate his rabid activist support into widespread appeal.

Not only is Paul surging in early-voting Iowa, but he’s also looking more like a viable candidate in a general election.

According to a pair of new polls (Gallup and Rasmussen), Paul is in a statistical heat with U.S. President Barack Obama – making him every bit as likely to win in November 2012 as any of the GOP’s so-called “credible” candidates.


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Ron Paul offers challenge to competitors in response to those concerned about his age.


“I’ve offered to ride a bicycle for 20 miles in Houston when the temperature is 100 and the humidity is 100, and I’ll go 20 miles with them and we’ll decide who is the youngest,” Paul said.

(Read the complete article here.)

(Source: statewilleatitself, via uniteordie-deactivated20120818)

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