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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 09:21:39 AM »
Populism much, Rick?  I hope Santorum and Huckabee just stay the hell out of the primaries this time around, they're both spoilers and are only in it for their own personal gain - among others. 

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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 09:23:19 AM »
He adds nothing to the conversation.
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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 10:37:07 AM »
He adds nothing to the conversation.

Yep! He's speaking for himself! Santorum wants to be president so badly, he will say and do anything. I think he's mentally unstable for any political role.

Huck is not even close. He should stick with his show on Fox. Otherwise, he will be unemployed and unemployable.

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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 10:49:15 AM »
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But he dwells more on Blue Collar Americans who he connected with in his 2012 bid.
He didn't connect with jack diddly except the Jeezus-first crowd. The rest of the support came from the fact that he was the last person in the race who was NOT Mitt Romney.

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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 03:37:19 PM »
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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 04:14:46 PM »
My answer to Rick Santorum is also what I often tell my students:

The paradox of living is this: The best thing you can do for your family, for your tribe, for your country and for the world is to be personally successful.  Good luck.
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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 06:40:22 PM »
My answer to Rick Santorum is also what I often tell my students:

The paradox of living is this: The best thing you can do for your family, for your tribe, for your country and for the world is to be personally successful.  Good luck. 

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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 07:33:33 PM »
Populism is not Conservatism..
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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 08:06:03 PM »
Father Santorum is probably testing a new niche, to carry him further into the primaries, to prolong his public life.

What does he do to support his family? You say he left the Senate 2007 and has had no visible means of support, outside "running," "talking about running" etc. ?

Wiki has him as a "political consultant," "lawyer" and "commentator." He lost in 2006 and failed in his bid(s) for President.
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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2014, 08:12:10 PM »
If he was talking about the false image that Republicans don't care for the poor, and then correct it with some cold hard facts, I would not have a problem with it. But he is agreeing with the myth, and breathing more life into it right at the start of election season.    Its silly comments like this why I had a difficult time latching on to him the last time he ran.   
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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2014, 08:36:09 PM »
What does he do to support his family? You say he left the Senate 2007 and has had no visible means of support, outside "running," "talking about running" etc. ?

Wiki has him as a "political consultant," "lawyer" and "commentator." He lost in 2006 and failed in his bid(s) for President.
He probably collects a pension from his days as a Senator, and Pennsylvania isn't exactly an expensive place to live, unless you're in Philadelphia.

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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2014, 09:26:50 PM »
mountaineer wrote (of Rick Santorum):
[[ He adds nothing to the conversation... ]]

Hmmmm..... lemmmmeeeseeee here....

I think Mr. Santorum adds "more to the conversation" than any of the following:
- Jeb Bush
- Chris Christie
- Paul Ryan
- Marco Rubio
.... and a WHOLE SLEW of the GOP-e types who (in my opinion) really DON'T "care" about the working-class person. Or, more succinctly, they don't give a damn about the proletariat...

They're more interested in improving their positions in the politcal oligarchy.

On the other hand, it's the much-maligned Tea Party faction of the party that actually seems to voice more concern about issues that affect folks at the middle- and working-class levels.

Mind you, I'd rather that Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee both stay OUT OF the presidential race this time around.

Although I think he's correct in his assertion that the Republicans are perceived to be the party that "helps big business" amongst the voters, I don't get the "cutting taxes" part of it. Cutting taxes for everyone, helps everyone. Didn't we see that with Mr. Reagan?
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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2014, 10:13:24 PM »
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On the other hand, it's the much-maligned Tea Party faction of the party that actually seems to voice more concern about issues that affect folks at the middle- and working-class levels.


Then why aren't they gaining more traction with the middle and working classes?

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Re: Rick Santorum: Yes, Republicans care less about poor BY PAUL BEDARD
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2014, 10:43:32 PM »
On the other hand, it's the much-maligned Tea Party faction of the party that actually seems to voice more concern about issues that affect folks at the middle- and working-class levels.

Then why aren't they gaining more traction with the middle and working classes?

An excellent question. Do you have an answer or are you simply challenging the premise?

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