08 May 2012

Santorum Hypocrisy

I'm not even going to say anything. I'll just let the man (and I use the term loosely) do it himself.

Santorum on February 25:
It's interesting that a guy who was himself pro-choice in 1996 would be criticizing me for that. Gov. Romney at that time was dead wrong, and even after his -- quote -- conversion in 2004, he continued to do things to undermine the pro-life cause. He glosses over and doesn't even tell the truth… Here is a guy who is the ultimate flip-flopper running for president, and he's attacking me for not being principled? That doesn't wash
Santorum on March 11: 
Unlike Governor Romney, who had public sector control of the healthcare system. The bills I voted for were private sector-oriented programs. Governor Romney and Barack Obama are exactly the same place on health care. Romneycare, Obamacare, the same, with a top-down government control of the resources, mandates and of course, now we know, thanks to--you know, an interview that you did and others--that Governor Romney actually advocated for the Massachusetts model that President Obama adopt, with mandates, and then went out on the campaign trail and repeatedly--well, he repeatedly told--didn't tell the truth. He went out and misled voters that somehow or another he was not for mandates at the federal level when, in fact, he was. He went out and said, "Oh, no, I didn't require Catholic hospitals to provide things that were against their conscience," when, in fact, he did. He said, "Oh, I didn't provide free abortions under Romneycare," when in fact he did for some. So he's repeatedly had big government solutions and then gone out and told the public, bald face, that he didn't do the things that he did.

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He [Romney] was for climate change, man-made global warming. He put caps on CO2. And now that it's not popular, now that the climate change--guess who changed the law with it? Governor Romney. And well, you're looking at someone here who doesn't change with the climate. I stand for the principles that made this country great, limited government, free people, building a great society from the bottom up, not Governor Romney's top-down control that will not make the kind of contrast with Barack Obama that we absolutely need if we're going to win this election. 
Santorum on March 22: 
You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future
 Romney's response on March 22, from same link:
I was disappointed to hear that Rick Santorum would rather have Barack Obama as president than a Republican.
Santorum today:  
The primary campaign certainly made it clear that Governor Romney and I have some differences. But there are many significant areas in which we agree: the need for lower taxes, smaller government, and a reduction in out-of-control spending. We certainly agree that abortion is wrong and marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am also comfortable with Governor Romney on foreign policy matters, and we share the belief that we can never allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons. And while I had concerns about Governor Romney making a case as a candidate about fighting against Obamacare, I have no doubt if elected he will work with a Republican Congress to repeal it and replace it with a bottom up, patient, not government, driven system.

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