For those of you who do not already know so, all anyone needs to do is type in the above title of this post, into Google and any or all candidates, who have ever served in the Senate or Congress voting record will come up. Just change the name if you are interested in another candidate.( Please accept my apologies if you searched according to the title. It no longer exists on the Rick Santorum web site but instead you can go to: http://www.issues2000.org/senate/Rick_Santorum.htm and find it there)
The reason Rick Santorum was not elected again in Pennsylvania is that he voted with the Republican majority to make it acceptable to accept gifts and then larger gifts from the lobbyists and when he proved to act on the same, the scandals followed him.He likes to talk about his humble roots but after 4 years in Congress and 6 in the Senate he came out quite wealthy, as are all of the serious Republican candidates. When he loses he can become quite obsessive and bitter. He fell out of favor with the conservatives of Pennsylvania, when he supported Arlen Specter, when Arlen switched to the Democratic Party to make a run for the Senate and is pro-choice.
Santorum is first and foremost, a Tea Party candidate who advocates firing missiles into Iran, which makes him as dangerous as Ron Paul in the reverse. He flip-flops, although he calls it compromise in double speak, as he is also a dyed in the wool Bush Republican who supported his party 94% of the time, and still promotes deregulation to bring back factory jobs when that has proven to be the cause that lead to lay offs, and was at the crux of the greed that led to the firing of 8 million workers in America by 2008, before Bush left office.
Because of those deregulations being lifted, we have yet to be able to hire back more than just over 2 million of those laid off workers, thanks to the fearce fight by the Say “NO” Republicans, who refuse to vote on the OBama jobs bill. When deregulations were lifted even more aggressively, during the Bush years, more jobs went over-seas and more greed followed in the manufacturing districts.
Rick Santorum is making progress in Iowa because he is courting the Evangelical and Fundamentalist in Iowa by staying on course of the anti-abortion movement and courting those Reagan democrats and republicans who are still insisting that trickle down economics works instead of accepting the truth that trickle down economics only trickle up into the pockets of the wealthy.
I don’t personally think anyone is left that believes it does trickle down, but it has worked so well for the establishment in the Republican Party for so long, that Rick Santorum like Mitt Romney is still using the same old lies, that were told us when the Republicans were in control of both the House and Senate.
I believe, that both the hate driven right-wing conservatives as well as the hate driven far right extremists in the Tea Party, were so convinced that their lies against Barack OBama were so effective that it did not matter who ran for election, as long as they could be controlled by the 1%. The GOP clearly allowed just anyone to run on the Republican ticket, because they were convinced anyone could beat out OBama.
As a result the Republican Party ended up with, “washed out has beens” who all have skeletons in their closets and on file and who can only win with the nasty attack ads of the Super Pac ran by Mitt Romneys buddies. These “has beens” always run on their own personal agendas in interests of the 1%, as in Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum and then add ridiculous, to make themselves seem more legit, such as in Ron Paul, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachman, who run as Tea Party darlings but on conservative issues, without reality or factual information.
Mitt, Newt and Rick Santorum all admit that they have made mistakes, when they are confronted on their past records, because the conservatives would rather forgive Republicans than question their own hate against OBama. 21 months of positive growth under OBama, instead of having gone into a deep Depression, as was predicted, is not good enough for those who would destroy our government that pays their wages. We can not afford more Republicans’ screw ups as we, the middle class, have already paid too high of a price for the last decade, because of the “Republican mistakes.”
In any case, the arrogance and conceit of the GOP’s, “that anyone can beat Barack OBama and their true conviction that the lies were bought,” by the American voters, is the real reason no one will walk away from an Iowa caucus with a clear majority vote other than Barack OBama, in my opinion.
The Republicans simply have not run a real or convincing candidate in 2012, that can beat out anyone much less win on the lies that worked for them in 2010. Instead they have too unconvincingly tried to spread these same old worn out lies, against OBama, again in 2012.
We have much more at stake in 2012 when it comes to everyone working together to return our economy around together. The 2010 Tea Party candidates have proven to be the John Birch obstructionists, or the right-wing conservative 1950′s and 60′s no taxation movement,or cut from similar cloth,that the rest of us always knew they were. A liar always does defeat themselves, and Iowan’s have known more than their share of them, over their political history.