Ron Paul would obliterate that war mongering statist in a debate.
Any question on foreign or economic policy would result in endless amounts of tears. Joyous tears.
It’d be a debate actually worth watching. Ron Paul would tear Obama a new one
I thought he’d already debated Romney. I kid. I’d want to see it, because it would be shameful for Obama. Obama, the peace candidate, now the warmonger having to debate the next peace candidate. He’d have to focus on things like healthcare to avoid that but you know, foreign policy would have to be brought up.
Analysis: During a particularly touchy exchange at the ABC News debate, Paul attacked Santorum for being a “big-government, big spending individual.” To back up this claim, Paul offered four substantive examples: that Santorum voted to raise the nation’s debt limit five times, that Santorum voted against “right to work” laws, that he voted for No Child Left Behind, and that he voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug benefit.
The “right to work” vote Paul is referring to is a little-known 1996 cloture motion in the U.S. Senate. The vote was on a bill called the “National Right to Work Act of 1995” that would “amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to repeal those provisions of Federal law that require employees to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment, and for other purposes.” Santorum, along with all Democrats and liberal Republicans like Jim Jeffords of Vermont, Frank Murkowski of Alaska, and his fellow Pennsylvanian Arlen Specter all voted against cloture, which would have allowed a final vote on the bill. (Source: Senate Roll Call Vote #188, 1996)
During the debate, Santorum rightly pointed out that he had voted for the line-item veto (Senate Roll Call Vote #115, 1995) and for a balanced budget amendment in 1995(Source: Senate Roll Call Vote #98, 1995). The Club for Growth also noted in its Presidential White Paper on Santorum that he was “was a leading author on the bill that completely overhauled the country’s welfare system.” (Source: Club for Growth Presidential White Paper #4: Rick Santorum, http://www.clubforgrowth.org/assets/files/FINAL-Santorum-White-Paper.pdf) However, on balance, Santorum’s record in congress is generally one of favoring bigger government and more spending – not atypical during the Bush years where Santorum served in Senate leadership. (See the Club for Growth’s first fact-check on Santorum, earmarks, and the “Bridge to Nowhere” for more information on Santorum’s spending record during the Bush era.) That Santorum might be better relative to other members of Congress is irrelevant: the claim about him is an absolute statement.
I’m not entirely sure if Ron Paul said those words verbatim, but this compilation of awful quotes pretty much verifies my growing aggravation towards these candidates.
They weren’t said by him, but by a writer for his newsletter. So he allowed it to be published, saw it, approved it, etc. Just as good as saying it.
The faciest of face palms.
5% of a polled demographic had sensible political opinions which were elaborated on. Awesome.
Think of it this way. Everyones seen the tumblrs with submission available, run by multiple people, right? Sometimes shit slips through the cracks, bad things will be put up, and people will get offended. Newsletters, however, don’t have that ‘delete’ button. So twenty years later we get to see what some idiot in Galveston wrote under the name on someone else. But if we’re going on about what others have done ‘in the name of’ someone else…no public figure will be free.
But he didn’t say it, you have no proof he ever read it or approved it either. Misattributing this quote so blatantly but then saying “Well yeah, but…” is dishonest and you know it, purely meant to feed people false information to shape their opinions prematurely.
But, you know. You’re only hurting yourself, by showing that you have to act in underhanded ways to come up with something to attack this guy with.
While we’re at it, I hate Romney, but choosing that quote to attack him with is misleading and anyone who saw that excerpt knows it.
As he went on to say ““Of course they are, everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people. Where do you think it goes?” As in, by taxing corporations you’re levying a double tax on the people that own them, as it’s corporate profit that makes wages. But seeing as it’s corporate profit that makes wages, it’s mostly the blue collar workers bearing it, since the companies will pay lower wages with lower profit. He was being plenty clear about what he was trying to say as some idiots with signs shouted incoherently over him while refusing to try and hear him back
You did it right for Santorum, OP. You did it right for Perry. Debatably, you did it right for Newt, but I think the whole ‘kill the drug dealers’ one would have been better. So do it right for everyone.
Attack them on war-mongering and mass murder. Attack them on policy, foreign and domestic, on world policing and on the NDAA. Attack them for infringing on basic civil liberties. And for Christs sake, stop whipping out your ignorance and misplaced priorities for innocent eyes to see people. No one wants to see your shame.