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Friday, June 20, 2014

Ronald Reagan would be "appalled today" at GOP lawmakers who tailor their policy prescriptions to conservative orthodoxy rather than the economic problems at hand, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said in a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Santorum said, "One of [Reagan's] famous quotes was, 'government isn't the answer, government is the problem.' But here is what he said in the beginning of that quote, 'in this current crisis.' Ladies and gentlemen, we have a different crisis in America, we have a crisis of people in the middle of America feeling disconnected to this country and the opportunity they can provide."

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"Republicans, it's okay for people to just work from 9 to 5 and have the opportunity to raise a family on the wages that you make," Santorum added, reiterating that he is open to raising the federal minimum wage.

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If Santorum weren't a religious wacko on par with the Taliban he'd be downright reasonable.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-06-20 09:55 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Today's Santorum would appalll Reagan.

#2 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-06-20 09:59 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"If Santorum weren't a religious wacko on par with the Taliban he'd be downright reasonable."

Monotheists have a tendency to extremism. The world would be more peaceful without them.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06-20 10:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

Reagan was pretty extreme but nothing compared to the nuts in the GOP today.

#4 | Posted by dcinma at 2014-06-20 10:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Puritopians have a tendency to extremism. The world would be more peaceful without them.

Naw. Still sounds stupid.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-20 10:31 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Corky, you really do need to stop trying to make necessity a virtue. While all politicians fall short of their puritopian supporters' dreams, without them, politicians have nothing to aim for.

#6 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-06-20 10:46 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

In 2011, Santorum actually endorsed income inequality. "They talk about income inequality. I'm for income inequality," he said in Iowa. "I think some people should make more than other people, because some people work harder and have better ideas and take more risk, and they should be rewarded for it. I have no problem with income inequality." Santorum's 2012 economic plan would have also widened the growing gap between the richest Americans and everybody else.

Yesterday's Santorum would appall today's Santorum, if he bothered to read his own speeches.

#7 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-06-20 10:49 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Every time I agree with Santorum I feel unclean.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-20 10:55 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

he'd be downright reasonable.

Unfortunately, he likes to spend time playing with miscarried fetuses and spewing invective against gays. Other than that, sure, he's totally reasonable.

#9 | Posted by ness_gadol at 2014-06-21 06:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

Monotheists have a tendency to extremism. The world would be more peaceful without them.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06

So do drug-abusers. Being stoned makes them not notice.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-21 07:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

He didn't just play with that miscarried fetus, he and his wife slept with it between them and he made his other very young children kiss it and accept it as a member of the family.

Then he held a press conference (I remember it well) and described the whole played out scenero.

I was OK with whatever he and his wife did (none of my business) but the press conference was a bit too much.

The jaw dropping around this country was audible.

Wacko falls far short of describing Santorum.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-06-21 07:34 AM | Reply | Flag:

probably true but good ole Ronnie would fit right in with the modern day Dems, except for the Dems stand on gay rights

#12 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-06-21 08:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

Zed doesn't take it kindly when you attack his girlfriend, Nulfy... And he's coming straight for your weed.

#13 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2014-06-21 10:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

Both parties would disgust most anyone except adams.

#14 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-06-21 11:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

Well, that is not entirely true. Congress has always been a dog and pony show for power, but adams is the picture for the politician of today.

#15 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-06-21 11:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

-While all politicians fall short of their puritopian supporters' dreams, without them, politicians have nothing to aim for.

Telling people that dreams are reality and that anything less than the perfect dream is unacceptable is counterproductive. Not to mention delusional.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-21 12:28 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

... as JFK would be appalled at what the democrat party has become.

There, I finished the headline for you.

#17 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-06-21 04:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

REPUBLICANS: Rick Santorum perhaps is a shrewd political opportunist (more than most gave him credit), either that or in fact he now does really see the light of populism. Today's GOP is a global corporatist wxt dream. The Party sees the enhancement of power in the hands of a few wealthy statists and war profiteers as their ticket to long term success and expansion of their power.

DEMOCRATS: The problem twofold. The absolute fact that the Democratic Party sees their ticket to success and power as very similar, with Wall St funding their corruption, and bringing in millions of immigrants taking and destroying our environment and jobs as new potential voters, plus the money from elites.

Both Parties see their expansion of power based upon, and coinciding with the annihilation of power for average voters and the American citizens. The Parties perceive that they gain as average Americans lose.

#18 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-21 08:16 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Reagan wouldn't survive the early primaries in today's ------- GOP. Even Michael Steele and Bob Dole had said that.

#19 | Posted by druj at 2014-06-22 05:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

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